Archive: Feb 2009

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  • Aircraft movement by sea: TASM-E ships helicopters from Rota, Spain, to United States

    Feb 11, 2009

    One mission is complete as members of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade (Air Assault) depart Afghanistan and return to Fort Campbell, Ky. Another mission is just beginning as the Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager-Europe, headquartered at Coleman Barracks in Mannheim, begins the long process of moving the unit's aircraft back to the States.

  • Black History Month: CSM Reflects on Significant Leaders, Diversity

    Feb 11, 2009

    Coming from a rural area with "no stop lights in the whole county," Command Sgt. Maj. Annette Weber has risen through the ranks and now serves as a sort of "mayor" for the Heidelberg military community.

  • 4-star visit

    Feb 11, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander, U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army, toured the Heidelberg military community Feb. 9, to find out where he can help improve the quality of life of Soldiers, civlian employees and family members. His morning started with 18 high school students where he heard a different perspective on life in Heidelberg. He also met with family readiness group leaders, visited the Warrior Transition Unit, toured family housing, the PHV CDC, the PHV recycling center and ended his tour at the PHV Plaza, where he learned about the ongoing renovations there.

  • Army inspector general meets with Soldiers, civilians, Family members in Ansbach community

    Feb 11, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany (Feb. 10, 2009) -- The U.S. Army Inspector General and his senior enlisted advisor met with Soldiers, civilian employees and Family members at Katterbach Army Airfield here Feb. 5. Lt. Gen. R. Steven Whitcomb and Sgt. Maj. Henry W. Jackson II toured installation and unit facilities and discussed the role of the inspector general and the IG assistance mission with members of the Katterbach community. The pair, joined by U.S. Army Europe IG Col. William Miller and USAREUR IG Sgt. Maj. Phillip Dixon, met with Soldiers from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, as well as unit commanders, senior officers, Family Readiness Group members, spouses and Army Community Service personnel.

  • 21st TSC paratroopers conduct combined airborne operations with French counterparts

    Feb 11, 2009

    PAU, France (Feb. 10, 2009) -- Building relationships and strong ties among servicemembers and armies across Europe is vital to the U.S. Army Europe mission. Paratroopers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 5th Quartermaster Company helped strengthen those ties during combined airborne training and operations, Feb. 1-4. The exercise, which took place at the French parachute school in southwestern France, was designed to strengthen ties and relationships with French airborne forces.

  • Soldiers of HHC qualify at North Star Range

    Feb 11, 2009

    Pvt. Jung, Hyun Sik of Headquarter, Headquarters Company, zeros his M-16 rifle on North Star Range Feb. 4. More than two dozen Soldiers participated in the qualifications for M-16 this month due to cancellations because of snow. Before qualifying, Soldiers had to make sure the aiming sights were zeroed in correctly. All but one qualified. Those that did not qualify this month will have another chance in March. - U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kim Tae Hoon

  • New driver's training for MPs begins on Casey

    Feb 11, 2009

    USAG-CASEY - More than 40 members of the 55th Military Police Battalion began three days of training aimed at teaching and improving their driving skills for police work Feb. 3 - 5. The course includes two days of classroom training and one day training in both daylight driving and night driving. The night driving skills included a focus on backing up, ground guiding, and identifying blind spots. The practical driving instruction included weaving courses and close parking and maneuvering skills.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade assumes Joint Logistics Command mission in Afghanistan

    Feb 10, 2009

    The 45th Sustainment Brigade assumed responsibility of the Joint Logistics Command from 101st Sustainment Brigade, during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Feb. 7.

  • Hawaii Soldiers support Pro Bowl

    Feb 10, 2009

    Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command were given a distinct honor this year to serve on the Joint Service Color Guard for the National Football League 2009 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Three Soldiers comprised a part of the Joint Service Color Guard, which were responsible for rendering honors for the start of the Pro Bowl.

  • Army Spouse wins Food Network's Ultimate Recipe Showdown

    Feb 10, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER Aca,!" Out of 10,000 entries, Lisa Roman, wife of Capt. Joe Roman, strategic plans officer, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, was chosen as the winner of the ultimate dessert recipe during the Food NetworkAca,!a,,cs Ultimate Recipe Showdown, Sunday, February 8th.

  • Ninewa province steps up for election weekend

    Feb 10, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - After weeks of preparation, the northern Iraq province of Ninewah held their elections Jan. 31 alongside the majority of the country.

  • Iraqi Security Forces key to a peaceful historical election day

    Feb 10, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq- I remember the first time I heard the call to prayer in the morning. I was living in Jerusalem, and just as if a symphony director had raised his baton and signaled the downbeat to his musicians, voices rang out of the various Mosques inside the "Old City" calling its citizens to pray. Though we are in the North of Iraq, the experience never changes. Ominous voices echo across an ancient landscape signaling the beginning of a new day.

  • Ninewa province completes elections uneventfully

    Feb 10, 2009

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

  • Thai, U.S. Marines conduct aerial delivery training during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009

    Feb 10, 2009

    U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 3 and Royal Thai Marines conducted bilateral aerial delivery training here Feb. 8 during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009.

  • Combat Readiness Center commanding general visits 1ACB

    Feb 10, 2009

  • 6th IA and La. engineers improve airfield

    Feb 10, 2009

  • Field mess allows deployed Marines to eat well

    Feb 10, 2009

    The food service specialists of Combat Logistics Battalion 31, deployed to Thailand in support of Exercise Cobra Gold 2009, established a field mess here that is capable of supporting about 250 Marines.

  • NP, Wolfhounds conduct cache search, "rescue" mission

    Feb 10, 2009

  • 1st Cav takes MND-B reins from Ironhorse

    Feb 10, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - As a hard wind blew through Baghdad, the 1st Cavalry Division took over responsibility for the Multi-National Division-Baghdad operational environment from the 4th Infantry Div. during a transfer of authority ceremony Feb. 10.

  • GOI holds payday for guards of famous Haifa Street

    Feb 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Members of the Haifa Street Guards wait in line Feb. 5 to be paid for their service guarding the historically violent street located in the Karkh district of northwest Baghdad.

  • Swing away with new "Dagger" driving range'

    Feb 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers serving with the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, can now work on their golf swing and tee-off the strains and stresses of deployment.

  • "Dagger" Soldier keeps the talk going

    Feb 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - One of the traditional traits of an effective relationship is good communication. Though there are many different forms of communication, from verbal to visual, it is essential for Soldiers to communicate.

  • "Castle" engineers begin spring cleaning

    Feb 10, 2009

  • Iraqi police release 24 detainees

    Feb 10, 2009

  • Royal Thai, U.S. Marines participate in Emergency Assault exercise

    Feb 10, 2009

    Eight Royal Thai Reconnaissance Marines and 43 U.S. Marines conducted an Emergency Assault bilateral exercise here Feb. 9 during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009.

  • IP, Wolfhounds air assault into Hussaniyah

    Feb 10, 2009

  • ISF, MND-B Soldiers deliver aid to new mothers

    Feb 10, 2009

  • Watchdogs witness change of command

    Feb 10, 2009

  • "Dagger" mechanic makes mid-tour switch

    Feb 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Since the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, assumed control of their operational area in November 2008, Soldiers of the "Dagger" brigade have performed a multitude of missions to secure the citizens of Baghdad and improve the quality of life for its citizens.

  • 96th Transportation Company Soldiers Match Skills During Truck Rodeo

    Feb 10, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - More than 80 Soldiers of the 96th Transportation Company, 419th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, recently showed off their driving abilities during a truck rodeo. The event remained open for a week in order to allow all Soldiers to compete after finishing their missions.

  • Wagonmaster Leaders Sit Down to Talk

    Feb 10, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - More than 100 junior leaders gathered Feb. 2 at the 15th Sustainment Brigade's Phantom Dome training area for a session of leader development aimed at creating better noncommissioned officers and leaders.

  • Soldiers learn to survive during Cobra Gold

    Feb 10, 2009

    PHITSANOLUK, Thailand - Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, took part in a survival training class taught by members of the Royal Thai Army Special Forces during Cobra Gold '09. During the course, Soldiers learned various ways to find 'nourishment' which might help keep them alive while in a jungle setting.

  • Army, Air Force leaders meet for latest in series of high-level "Warfighter Talks"

    Feb 10, 2009

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. talks with the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwartz during a break in the annual Army Air Force staff talks being held in the Pentagon, Feb. 10, 2009. The intent of the meeting is for the service leaders to collaborate on issues of mutual concern and future implications.

  • Mock amphibious assault

    Feb 10, 2009

    An Amphibious Assault Vehicle with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducts a Mock amphibious assault during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009. The purpose of the assault was to prepare for the upcoming bilateral amphibious assault and mechanized raid training that will be conducted alongside the Royal Thai Marines

  • Army rededicates Buffalo Soldier display

    Feb 10, 2009

    The Army rededicated a Buffalo Soldier display in the Pentagon Thursday and kicked off its observance of African American History Month. The ceremony was more than just a rededication of the 10th Cavalry statuette, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., who hosted the event. He said it was a ceremony to honor the invaluable legacy of commitment, pride and sacrifice African Americans have made in the U.S. Army.

  • AMC, DLA host BRAC workshop

    Feb 10, 2009

    The Army Materiel Command's G3/5 and the Defense Logistics Agency's J39 recently hosted a workshop Jan. 13 and 14 at Fort Belvoir, Va., focused on the execution of BRAC action 177, transfer of the supply, storage and distribution mission from AMC to DLA. AMC and DLA leadership set a clear vision and direction to the over 100 participants. The goal of this BRAC decision is to improve the effectiveness of DoD industrial maintenance sites by transferring the non-core functions of SS&D to DLA. The BRAC process is part of a larger DoD strategy to transform the military force to one that is more agile, flexible, and can focus more power quickly, exactly where it is needed.

  • Army Guard above end strength, despite missing monthly recruiting goal

    Feb 10, 2009

    The Army National Guard missed its recruiting goal for the month of January, but it remains slightly over its congressionally-mandated end strength of 358,200, an Army Guard official confirmed today.

  • Head Hunters aid Iraqi village children

    Feb 10, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HUNTER - The Head Hunter Squadron's medical experts visited a small clinic, near the squadron's headquarters in southeastern Iraq to provide medical assistance Jan. 30.

  • Detroit Arsenal helps Family participate in promotion ceremony remotely

    Feb 10, 2009

    Detroit Arsenal reaches across military services and agrees to facilitate a VTC which enabes Maj. Katrina Patillo's family to participate in her promotion ceremony.

  • America's Army game sets five Guinness World Records

    Feb 10, 2009

    The America's Army PC game, which lets players explore Soldiering, has been recognized with five records in the upcoming Guinness World Records 2009: Gamer's Edition.

  • Strykers train at Cobra Gold

    Feb 10, 2009

    PHITSANOLUK, Thailand-- Soldiers of the New York National Guard's 2-108 Infantry Battalion and 2-23 Infantry Regiment (Stryker) from Ft. Lewis, Wash. conducted joint training with their Thai counterparts during Exercise Cobra Gold 09, sharing their expertise in areas such as mortar fire, land navigation, squad movement and weapons training.

  • Crane Army security specialists named to Army Antiterrorism Honor Roll

    Feb 10, 2009

    Security Specialists Leah Clinton and Judy Brown were selected as members of the 2009 Army Antiterrorism Honor Roll for their efforts directed toward protecting people and Army missions from terrorist attacks.

  • Panama residents benefit from U.S. Army medical training

    Feb 10, 2009

    As the Medical Readiness Training Exercise, or MEDRETE, got underway Feb. 2, a long line of people waited patiently outside a grade school in this small, rural town for their turn to be treated by teams of Panamanian health officials and U.S. Army medical practitioners. Across the school playground, Army animal care specialists administered medicine, vaccine and vitamins to a steady flow of reluctant cats, dogs, rabbits, goats, cattle and horses. Children ranging in all ages ate snow cones and ran around playing tag as their parents looked on in curious anticipation.

  • All-American Bowl

    Feb 10, 2009

    Cutline

  • Wagonmasters host high school students for shadow day

    Feb 10, 2009

    The 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), hosted six local high school students Jan. 28 as a part of Killeen Independent School District's Groundhog Job Shadow Day.

  • Induction Ceremony Welcomes New NCOs to the Ranks

    Feb 10, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "From this day forward, you will be changed forever." That was the message communicated to more than 60 newly inducted U.S. and German sergeants during a community induction ceremony in the Wiesbaden Fitness Center.

  • Maj. Gen. John A. Macdonald departs FMWRC, heads to Afghanistan

    Feb 10, 2009

    On Friday, February 6, during a Change of Command ceremony at Fort Belvoir's Wallace Theater, Maj. Gen. John A. Macdonald passed the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command colors and command to Col. Brick Miller, FMWRC Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff.

  • Flash flood fills families homes

    Feb 10, 2009

    When heavy rains hit Pisa, Livorno and Camp Darby, Italy on Feb. 6, at 1:50 an emergency weather watch warning of flooding in Marina di Pisa, Livorno and Pisa was sent out to the base populace so they could be informed of the situation and take protective measures.

  • Robotic experiments part of 'Cobra Gold' in Thailand

    Feb 10, 2009

    This year's Cobra Gold exercise in Thailand, running through Feb. 17, includes robotic operations led by two engineers from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Rescue helicopter finds LZ on Garmisch's Artillery Kaserne

    Feb 10, 2009

    GARMISCH, Germany - Usually, it's peaceful on Artillery Kaserne, the main post for U.S. Army Garrison Garmisch, with the exceptions being ski competitions or a busy day at the sole AAFES gasoline station in southern Bavaria. So the loud whomp-whomp-whomp of a bright yellow civilian helicopter circling overhead at treetop level Feb. 4 drew curious Soldiers and civilians from their offices.

  • Famous Boxer Becomes National Guardsman

    Feb 10, 2009

  • Soldier Competes in Popular Game Show

    Feb 10, 2009

    Staff Sergeant Matt Zedwick, an Iraq veteran and the only living Silver Star recipient in the Oregon National Guard since World War II, competed in a special holiday airing of "Deal or No Deal."

  • Soldier Flips Coin at 2009 All-American Bowl

    Feb 10, 2009

  • Wagonmasters compete for Commander's Cup

    Feb 10, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers of the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), wrapped up a two-week competition Jan. 30 in the brigade's quarterly Wagonmaster Stakes.

  • Alabama Guardsmen take on maintenance mission

    Feb 10, 2009

    Soldiers from the 632nd Maintenance Co., based out of Fort Stewart, Ga., transferred authority to the 158th Maintenance Co., an Alabama Army National Guard unit at the Marez-East Theater here Jan 13.

  • Goodwater Guardsmen say Goodbye to Al Asad

    Feb 10, 2009

    With Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" playing in the background, Alabama guardsmen watched a slideshow of pictures from their 10-month deployment, which was part of a transfer of authority ceremony here Jan. 23.

  • Mullen visits Fort Drum, opens behavioral health clinic, talks Afghanistan troop numbers

    Feb 10, 2009

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The top U.S. military officer said Monday he doesn't expect the United States to deploy more than about 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, emphasizing the need for the State Department and other U.S. agencies to do their part as well.

  • Army and Air Force work together to prevent sexual assault

    Feb 10, 2009

    Soldiers and Airmen participated in the first joint unit victim advocate class on Joint Base Balad to teach UVAs sexual assault response policies; victim's reporting options; critical advocacy skills; healthcare management of sexual assault; investigative and criminal justice processes and victimology Jan. 31.

  • NCO Academy teaches leadership in virtual environment

    Feb 10, 2009

    Sgt. Eric Anderson's squad is in a tight spot. His convoy has been ambushed by snipers in a small village in Iraq and two of his men are down...His radio is buzzing with chatter...Anderson knows that it's his job to get his squad to safety, but it's not going to be easy...Suddenly everything goes black. "Alright, sergeants. Take your hands off the keyboards and take your headsets off," shouts a senior sergeant, who has suddenly appeared over Anderson's shoulder.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest replaces 'battlefield rush' with high-intensity outdoor activities

    Feb 10, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - If the initial feedback is any indication, Installation Management Command-Europe's high-adventure recreation program is becoming a huge success - even a lifesaver for some of its participants.

  • Soldiers partner to deliver wire, contribute to safe elections

    Feb 10, 2009

    Iraq- Within 24 hours, several units from the 16th Sustainment Brigade delivered 36,000 meters of concertina wire, or the length of about 394 football fields, to Iraqi Security Forces at Forward Operating Base Marez on Jan. 25.

  • LNOs keeps wounded warriors, units connected

    Feb 10, 2009

    Medical emergencies can occur to service members anytime, anywhere on a battlefield because of acts of violence, accidents or illness. As a result, service members are transported to any medical center located throughout Iraq for medical attention. While service members are receiving medical care, someone has to be responsible for making sure that they receive whatever they may need. For the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), that someone is its hospital liaisons officers (LNO).

  • Army Transforms NCO Corps with New Initiatives

    Feb 10, 2009

    MONS, Belgium -- NCOs at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe are getting the recognition of senior leaders for a second year in a row.

  • Kurdish Soldiers graduate US Army combat lifesaver course

    Feb 10, 2009

    Iraqi-Kurdish Soldiers received certificates of completion after they became the first class to graduate from the U.S. Army combat lifesaver course on Jan. 27.

  • Brussels SFRG Goes the Extra Mile

    Feb 10, 2009

    Brussels, Belgium-The Brussels Garrison's SFRG is small, but has an effect all out of proportion to its size. More importantly, it strives to embrace the entire garrison community, not just its uniformed members.

  • Headquarters of U.S. Army Europe's 18th Engineer Brigade moving for third time during 15-month

    Feb 10, 2009

    KIRKUK, Iraq (Feb. 10, 2009) -- The 18th Engineer Brigade headquarters is on the move again, this time to Ninewa Province to focus on Mosul and engage provincial and city leaders regarding future reconstruction projects. The unit will be fully moved to Forward Operating Base Marez by the end of the month as the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division relieves the 18th in Kirkuk Province.

  • Covenant: Europe garrisons serve as lighthouses in guiding Army Families

    Feb 10, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Despite a sea of Army transformation washing over Europe, Installation Management Command's garrisons serve as lighthouses that Army Families depend upon to navigate the demands and stresses of recurring deployments.

  • Combined Arms Center Leading Army Force Modernization Efforts

    Feb 9, 2009

    The Army Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 recently designated the Commander, United States Army Combined Arms Center (CAC), as the Army's Force Modernization (FORCEMOD) Proponent to perform all doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities (DOTMLPF) functions associated with both Stability Operations (SO) and Security Force Assistance (SFA) as required by Army Regulation 5-22.

  • Helicopters on the USS Essex

    Feb 9, 2009

  • Landing craft air cushion (LCAC)

    Feb 9, 2009

  • COMMANDER'S BLOG

    Feb 9, 2009

    COMMANDER'S BLOG

  • "Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities" Program

    Feb 9, 2009

    Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities Program

  • A day on the USS Essex

    Feb 9, 2009

    Exercise Cobra Gold 09 is an annual Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored joint coalition multinational military exercise designed to train a Thai, U.S. and Singaporean Coalition Task Force. This year's exercise is the 28th iteration, and 2009 marks the 176th year of U.S./Thai relations. The exercise includes participating nations from Indonesia , Japan , Singapore , Thailand and the United States. Exercise CG09 provides unique and dynamic training opportunities for participating military partners, while promoting relationship building between militaries and local communities. The exercise also includes humanitarian and civic action projects. These photos show Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, U.S. Army Pacific Commander and co-exercise director for Exercise Cobra Gold on a visit to the USS Essex, the primary flag ship for Task Group 76, which participated in CG09.

  • Career Counselors Keep Army "Strong"

    Feb 9, 2009

    (One Solider + desired duty station + bonus) X (happiness of the Soldier's Family members) = job satisfaction for a career counselor

  • ABC reporter: Army has compelling stories

    Feb 9, 2009

    A famed reporter and three-time Emmy Award winner told Pentagon leaders Wednesday that the Army has helped her tell Soldier stories to the world.

  • "Dagger" Mechanic Makes Mid-tour Switch

    Feb 9, 2009

    Since the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, assumed control of their operational area in November 2008, Soldiers of the "Dagger" brigade have performed a multitude of missions to secure the citizens of Baghdad and improve the quality of life for its citizens.

  • NCO Retires after 30 years

    Feb 9, 2009

  • Old Guard trains to fight

    Feb 9, 2009

  • U.N. peacekeeping training conducted in Thailand

    Feb 9, 2009

    LOP BURI, Thailand - Royal Thai Army forces hosted the United Nations Global Peacekeeping Operation Initiative (GPOI) certification in the jungle here Feb. 6. This year, senior non commissioned officers from the United States certified NCOs from Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Singapore as Observer/Controller/Trainers for the annual GPOI, part of Cobra Gold 09.

  • Leadership

    Feb 9, 2009

    Meigs Quote

  • NCO Corps 'Heart and Soul' of Army Guard

    Feb 9, 2009

    As a way to highlight the role and accomplishments of its NCOs, the Army has designated 2009 as the "Year of the NCO."

  • Marching Off

    Feb 9, 2009

    Photo of Joint Service Color Guard at NY Giants playoff game

  • Female flag officers honor first woman four-star

    Feb 9, 2009

    More than 50 retired and current female general and flag officers attended a lunch in honor of Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Saturday, at the Women in Military Service for America memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Alaska Army Guardsman Prepares for Iditarod

    Feb 9, 2009

    An Alaska Army National Guardsman, finished ninth with a time of 59 hours 8 minutes and was named Aca,!A"Rookie of the YearAca,!A? in the Copper Basin 300 Dog Sled Race held last week. The 300-mile race is the second qualifying race for Staff Sgt. Harry Alexie before the 2009 Iditarod and is considered to be the toughest mid-distance sled dog race in the world.

  • Army Guard Launches First Military Reality TV Program

    Feb 9, 2009

    The real-life mental and physical challenges of military life combined with a "Survivor-type" show format is the basis of the Armed Forces' first reality video program, the Army National Guard's "Warrior Challenge."

  • One team, one fight

    Feb 9, 2009

    Soldiers and Noncommissioned Officers from Delta Detachment, 1st Space Company here recently shared with Air Force and Navy brethren what the expression of "one team, one fight" really means. From Jan. 19-23, at the Misawa Air Base Martial Arts and Tumbling Center, Sgt. James Harris, a Level III Modern Army Combatives instructor from Delta Detachment taught and certified eighteen Airmen and Navy personnel in Modern Army Combatives.

  • Academic chairs established at Command and General Staff College

    Feb 9, 2009

    LTG William B. Caldwell, IV, Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth commander, announced the establishment of seven designated academic chairs at the Command and General Staff College Feb. 6. In a ceremony at the Lewis and Clark Center, LTG Caldwell named the first six CGSC faculty members who will fill new academic chairs.

  • Army JAG keeps wounded at the top of priority list

    Feb 9, 2009

    Wounded warriors' legal issues, particularly as Soldiers navigate the thorny medical-evaluation-board and physical-evaluation-board processes, are always on the mind of the Army Judge Advocate General, Lt. Gen. Scott C. Black said during a recent visit to Fort Lewis.

  • Fort Lewis theater restoration complete, it's on with the show

    Feb 9, 2009

    After 15 months of renovations, movies are back on Fort Lewis in an updated and improved facility. Carey Theater reopened February 2, sporting new seats, new sounds ... better in every way after $3.7 milion in improvements.

  • Fort Lewis GSA vehicles powered by natural gas

    Feb 9, 2009

    It burns cleaner and costs much less than regular gasoline or diesel. It's domestically produced and abundant. And it powers dozens of General Services Administration vehicles on Fort Lewis. Stumped' It's compressed natural gas, and it's been available for the past few years from a stand-alone pumping station at GSA's Fort Lewis Fleet Center at Building 9791 in the Madigan Annex area.

  • Mule Bombs at Valverde

    Feb 9, 2009

    Special Operations in New Mexico, 1862

  • Face of Defense: Country Music Star Earned Stripes in Iraq, Afghanistan

    Feb 9, 2009

    Face of Defense: Country Music Star Earned Stripes in Iraq, Afghanistan

  • New Knox contracting teams also boast latest Army MOS

    Feb 9, 2009

    Somewhere in Iraq a slab of concrete stretches four hundred feet. It's a sidewalk, or at least some of it resembles one. But it's also a monument. A U.S. Army Contingency Contracting Team hired the local Iraqi construction company that built the sidewalk. That's what CCTs do. They find vendors and service providers to help support U.S. military operations around the world. Once they find a party to provide goods and services, the CCT writes and administers the contract, makes sure that the vendor is paid, closes out the contract, and ensures that the product or service is received and that it's up to required standards. But it's the "around the world" part that can sometimes cause problems. Construction and commodity standards in other countries often aren't what they are in the U.S., according to Maj. Joel Greer, the team leader for Fort Knox's 631st Contingency Contracting Team. Greer was -- while attached to a different unit -- part of the team working with the Iraqi company that built the 400-foot sidewalk.

  • Army Works to Combat Rising Suicide Rates

    Feb 9, 2009

    Army Works to Combat Rising Suicide Rates

  • Health System Site Helps Troops, Spouses Launch Medical Careers

    Feb 9, 2009

    Health System Site Helps Troops, Spouses Launch Medical Careers with Inova and others

  • Year of the NCO, Engaged III Corps Leaders

    Feb 9, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - A fresh winter rain from the previous night has turned Camp Taji into a pool of wet, sticky mud. Comparable to the slippery blizzard conditions experienced in some parts the United States, the slick mud on the large camp causes traffic to become lethargic, and Soldiers can be seen wearing waterproof boots, walking gingerly through the slosh as they make their way to work.

  • 69th ADA leaders renew emphasis on NCO education

    Feb 9, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Noncommissioned officers from 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade kicked off the "2009 Year of the NCO" at Raider Physical Fitness Center at Fort Hood Jan. 22. The brigade command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Tedd J. Pritchard, plans to host monthly "NCO University" classes.

  • Army's driver set to defend Daytona 500 crown

    Feb 9, 2009

    "Rocketman" Ryan Newman is ready for his Daytona 500 takeoff in the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet.

  • NCO Induction Ceremony at Camp Bondsteel

    Feb 9, 2009

    Through dedication to mentoring, guiding and instructing one can truly become a great NCO. And it is excellence, or the potential to excel, in all these areas of responsibility that identify Solders as future noncommissioned officers. The transition can be daunting, stressful and even intimidating, but it is never-the-less what Soldiers strive for.

  • Congressional staffers visit APG

    Feb 9, 2009

    Community and installation leadership met with congressional staffers last week to collaborate on the issues facing Aberdeen Proving Ground's transformation.

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