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  • Month of the Military Child - April 2009

    Mar 31, 2009

    What is it' April is the "Month of the Military Child." Since it began in 1986, the Department of Defense (DOD) has teamed with various partners to recognize the sacrifices and applaud the courage of military children. More than 1.7 million American children under the age of 18 have at least one parent serving in the military. It is estimated the U.S. Army has more than 900,000 military children with one or both parents having deployed multiple times.

  • 368th Military Police Train for Deployment

    Mar 31, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - (March 27, 2009) Spc. Michael Winn (on left) and Spc. Ronnie Manibusan, both from the 368th Military Police Co., Guam National Guard, prepare operations communications equipment from the unit's control room. The 368th MPs are training in preparation for a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Oldest WWII vet embodies spirit of 'Year of the NCO'

    Mar 31, 2009

    Army Secretary Pete Geren commemorated the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Year of the NCO and WomenAca,!a,,cs History Month by visiting a 110-year-old World War II veteran and enlisting seven future Soldiers by her side in Milford, Conn., on March 31.

  • Joint Munitions Command aids North Dakota flood fight

    Mar 31, 2009

    The Joint Munitions Command is assisting the North Dakota National Guard's flood-fighting efforts during the current flooding. Ice jam flooding is a serious threat to citizens living near the Missouri and Red Rivers in North Dakota. Ice jams back up water like a dam. One way to remove these barriers is by blowing them up.

  • Mentor programs key to future APG workforce

    Mar 31, 2009

  • OC&S begins final countdown

    Mar 31, 2009

    Article describes the itinerary for the final Ordnance Week at Aberdeen Proving Ground prior to the BRAC move to Fort Lee later this year.

  • A penny saved is a lesson learned

    Mar 31, 2009

    It's almost never a bad idea to kneel down and pick up a penny you find -- just ask Sgt. 1st Class Scott Humphrey and his family who have picked up more than $1,100 in change.

  • Learning About West Point Admissions

    Mar 31, 2009

    A photograph of CSM John Gipe receiving a briefing about the Soldier Admissions Program at the U.S. Military Academy. The program allocates 85 slots in each class at West Point for Guard and Reserve Soldiers who meet admission requirements.

  • Sustainer becomes American Citizen

    Mar 31, 2009

    Spc. Fatima Benasser, an interpreter and translator assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) took the oath of citizenship in a naturalization ceremony at Al Faw Palace, Camp Liberty on March 3.

  • All-Army wrestlers seek another national crown in Vegas

    Mar 31, 2009

    The All-Army wrestling team will march into Las Vegas Convention Center in search of its ninth Greco-Roman crown in the past 10 years at the U.S. National Wrestling Championships April 9-11.

  • North Carolina National Guard maintenance shop features green design

    Mar 31, 2009

    The NCARNG Pollution Prevention (P2) Team's efforts to make its field maintenance shop as green as possible while maintaining more than 500 pieces of equipment that come through the facility each year sets it apart in North Carolina and in the region in terms of environmental excellence.

  • Sustainer awarded MNC-I DSARC of the year

    Mar 31, 2009

    In February, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)'s deployed sexual assault response coordinator was selected as the Multi-National Corps - Iraq's DSARC of the year for her role in assisting Soldiers who have been victims of sexual assault.

  • Sergeants' Time Training at the Obstacle Course

    Mar 31, 2009

  • Robots reduce risks for paratroopers

    Mar 31, 2009

    Sgt. Patrick Stockwell at Fort Polk's IED Defeat Center believes that robots have saved the lives of thousands of Soldiers and Marines.

  • Cleanup returns 675 acres to Fort Bragg real estate inventory

    Mar 31, 2009

    Fort Bragg must rely heavily on its Installation Restoration Program (IRP) to efficiently and effectively restore these contaminated areas for mission-critical construction.

  • Europe aviation sustainers boost warfighter support

    Mar 31, 2009

    The Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager - Europe is meeting the challenge of an increased operational demand with dedication, perseverance and a commitment to the mission. The organization is supporting multiple units simultaneously through its equipment reset program, taking the parent units' aircraft and performing extensive maintenance to ensure combat readiness.

  • DLA director visits 2-402nd AFSB

    Mar 31, 2009

    Will Hayward, ITT Corporation, briefs Vice Adm. Alan S. Thompson, Defense Logistics Agency director, on fire suppression equipment during Thompson's Feb. 15 visit to the 2nd Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, Joint Base Balad, Iraq. In addition to receiving briefings on brigade activities, Thompson visited the battalion's mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle service area and toured Redistribution Property Assistance Team operations.

  • Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., leaders sign Warrior Covenant

    Mar 31, 2009

    Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., and Community Based Warrior in Transition Unit - Illinois leaders signed the Army Warrior Healthcare Covenant on Feb. 17 at the Arsenal Club. The covenant reaffirmed the commitment that installation and medical leadership pledged as a part of Army Warrior Care Month.

  • The Old Guard marches in the Cherry Blossom Festival parade Saturday

    Mar 31, 2009

  • 402nd AFSB civilians earn Defense of Freedom Medal

    Mar 31, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Two civilians assigned to 1st Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade were presented with Defense of Freedom Medals by Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, deputy chief of staff for logistics (G-4), Headquarters, Department of the Army, in a Feb. 18 ceremony at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Army segues from LOGCAP III to IV

    Mar 31, 2009

    With the recent announcement by President Barack Obama downsizing forces in Iraq and increasing in Afghanistan, the Army is adapting its contracted support for troops in overseas contingency operations.

  • Army Sustainment Command markets missions at AUSA exposition

    Mar 31, 2009

    Army Sustainment Command meets the public at AUSA expo

  • Spartans attend Signal University while deployed

    Mar 31, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Four U.S. Soldiers took time away from their current deployment in southern Iraq to receive specialized signal training at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait recently.

  • Boots on the ground: LOGCAP officer visits Afghan governor

    Mar 31, 2009

    Col. David Aucoin, a LOGCAP manager, meets with Afghan governor.

  • Legends of wrestling visit Vanguards

    Mar 31, 2009

  • Stryker Soldiers search Abu Ghraib

    Mar 31, 2009

  • April 2009, Vol. 64, No. 4

    Mar 31, 2009

    April highlights the month of the military child, along with other articles.

  • Partnership team aid Iraqi medics in transition

    Mar 31, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq-As members of the Iraqi Security Forces Partnership Team arrive at the Iraqi medical clinic here it is unusually quiet. There are no patients in the sick call waiting area, the sign-in roster is blank and beds are empty. The white tile floors are squeaky clean, untouched by the mass of patients usually treading through the doors. The smell of antiseptic still lingers in the air and the only sounds are the medics chatting, enjoying a rare moment of peace.

  • Paratroopers, Iraqi army soldiers protect main city highway

    Mar 31, 2009

    BAGHDAD- Traffic is common in a city of seven million people. With the lingering threat of roadside bombs at any turn, Paratroopers work daily with their Iraqi counterparts to ensure the people of Baghdad are safe on the highway.

  • Army vice chief addresses suicide rate across Army

    Mar 31, 2009

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli stopped at Fort Bragg, N.C., March 25, as part of his eight-day trip to seven installations across the country to take a look at programs in place for suicide prevention.

  • Kandahar Sustainment Soldiers take '60 Kg Challenge'

    Mar 31, 2009

    Two soldiers with the 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command each lift a 60 kg barbell March 28 during the '60 Kg Challenge' held in the U.K. Fitness Centre at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. As part of the competition, each lifter bench-pressed as many repetitions as possible in one minute. The first place winner received a percentage of the cash prize, while the remainder went to Help for Heroes, a British charity for wounded troops.

  • Folsom cheers new bridge

    Mar 31, 2009

    The Folsom Lake Crossing bridge in Folsom, Calif., opened to traffic in a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 28, 2009, reconnecting a major regional transportation corridor serving more than 22,000 vehicles daily. Congress directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Sacramento District-administered project in 2003, following the closure of nearby Folsom Dam Road for security concerns after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • ROTC Cadets March in 248th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Mar 31, 2009

    ROTC Cadets from the University of Notre Dame, Fighting Irish Battalion, march in the 248th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade, Tuesday, March 17, 2009. The parade is one of the largest in the nation; 150,000-200,000 participants march in front of an estimated 2 million spectators lining Fifth Avenue.

  • Fort Carson SRC ensures Soldiers medically, mentally fit for duty

    Mar 31, 2009

  • Safety office launches Military Sportbike Riders Course

    Mar 31, 2009

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - The Maneuver Support Center Safety Office hosted the first-ever MSRC sportbike safety class on Fort Leonard Wood, Monday. "This class is designed for the sportbike rider," said Randy Sipes, MANSCEN safety specialist. "It's an additional course to the beginner and advanced motorcycle safety classes that are required for riders on post."

  • With a little ingenuity ... MiTT Soldier makes something from nothing

    Mar 31, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Meet "Woody," the newest member of the 6th Iraqi Army Military Transition Team. He doesn't say much, but he makes a big contribution to the MiTT Team in the form of medical training.

  • Explosive ordnance teams help train chemical officers

    Mar 31, 2009

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Forces Command and Training and Doctrine Command Soldiers teamed up for a combined exercise at Training Area 27A, March 11. The 763rd Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) provided services to Chemical Basic Officer Leader Course 01-09, as the group of second lieutenants completed the 14-week course's Field Training Exercise.

  • A reason to believe

    Mar 31, 2009

    When their 14-year-old son Joey was diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin's Lymphoma last summer, Filipina Corpuz and her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Jude Corpuz, wondered what they were going to do.

  • Physical fitness takes March training spotlight

    Mar 31, 2009

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - The 3rd Chemical Brigade presented the importance of physical fitness, Tuesday, during Fort Leonard Wood's celebration of the Year of the NCO. "Success in combat is dependent on our physical strength and endurance," said Command Sgt. Maj. Sheridon Richardson, 3rd Chem. Bde. The presentation came in the form of live and taped personal testimonies from noncommissioned officers and Soldiers. Many speakers shared the importance of physical fitness and how NCOs in their past had mentored and inspired them towards better physical fitness.

  • Commentary: Embarrassing moments give us opportunity to laugh, grow

    Mar 31, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - In 1976, when Leslie Henry "Bud" King, half-brother to President Gerald R. Ford, died in Cookeville, Tennessee, I was eight years old. My father was working as one of the local morticians at Cookeville's Hooper and Huddleston Funeral Home when the call came in that King had died.

  • Patch that's perfect: 4th MEB changes out Big Red One for distinct unit insignia

    Mar 31, 2009

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade is a new unit with a new patch, and ready for new missions in maneuver support, consequence management, stability and support of area operations.

  • Army values, a way of life

    Mar 31, 2009

    Sergeant 1st Class Tara Watson and her son Xavier have survived a hurricane and braved the tribulations of show business, and throughout, Army values have helped them with both triumph and disappointment. They hope their story will encourage others to continue to reach for their dreams, come hell and high water.

  • Defending America from space

    Mar 31, 2009

    The Colorado Springs, Colo., landscape is home to majestic blue-grey mountains dotted with deep green pines that traverse ridges, spilling down to grassy knolls and desert brush.

  • Soldier in Focus-Pfc. Small

    Mar 31, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Today's Soldier in Focus is Pfc. Mark Small, a gunner assigned to Battery A, 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad. Small, a native of Los Lunas, N.M., joined the Army almost two years ago and is currently serving his first deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Deal or No Deal

    Mar 31, 2009

    Staff Sgt. 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,' in December. His appearance on the show was prompted by his impressive career as a Soldier, especially when he rescued fellow Soldiers after insurgents ambushed his patrol.

  • Who made America great'

    Mar 31, 2009

    As our country struggles to stave off the collapse of our economic system, in a small postage stamp parcel of land in upstate New York is the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal where economic survival is doing what has made America great Aca,!aEURc manufacturing quality products that last.

  • Becoming Gaston

    Mar 31, 2009

    Master Sgt. Lance Milsted is many things: Soldier, teacher, husband, father and actor. And in a recent production of Walt Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," in La Plata, Md., the Defense Information School instructor took on a role enhanced by his military bearing and confidence: Gaston, Belle's egomaniacal suitor.

  • Fort Carson CG re-ups NCOs

    Mar 31, 2009

    Division West (First Army) and Fort Carson commanding general Mark A. Graham reenlists 16 NCOs as part of the Year of the NCO celebration.

  • Inspecting Emergency Levees in Fargo, N.D.

    Mar 31, 2009

    Mike Dahlquist, a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District, inspects a HESCO Bastion emergency levee recently built in Fargo, N.D. Since March 19, 2009, the Corps of Engineers has overseen the construction of dozens of miles of emergency levees in communities along the Red River of the North to help combat what has turned out to be record-breaking spring flooding.

  • Combating a flood wall breach in Fargo, N.D.

    Mar 31, 2009

    Darrell Morey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District, works to combat a breach in a flood wall by a school in Fargo, N.D., March 29, 2009. The Corps of Engineers, along with North Dakota National Guardsmen and local officials, worked to fight the overnight breach caused by record-breaking spring flooding along the Red River of the North.

  • Simulator helps teens in Europe learn to drive

    Mar 31, 2009

    TEENAGERS are learning to drive in the rain, in the fog, even on narrow mountain roads at night. They're driving while their friends talk and laugh behind them and even while their cell phones ring. But because of new technology, their lives are in no way at risk.

  • An Army-Issued Marriage

    Mar 31, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Since 2001, multiple deployments have put a strain on Army Families, and two-Soldier marriages are no different.

  • Safety Awareness raised at local Iraqi elementary school

    Mar 31, 2009

    DHI QAR PROVINCE, Iraq - Soldiers from the 287th Sustainment Brigade Civil Affairs Team and the 3rd Battalion, 133rd Field Artillery Regiment visited Al Nwares Elementary School in Dhi Qar province, March 11.

  • Cultural resources effort documents the oral history of Native American workers at Camp Navajo

    Oct 23, 2012

    Camp Navajo Garrison Training Center and the Arizona Army National Guard (ARNG) have a richer understanding of their own history thanks to the Camp Navajo Cultural Resources Management Program oral history project. It documented the experiences and history of the Native Americans who helped build Camp Navajo.

  • South African warrant officers hold week-long meetings with U.S. military counterparts

    Mar 30, 2009

  • Ward Sends: U.S. Africa Command celebrates Women's History Month

    Mar 30, 2009

    On the occasion of Women's History Month, we at Africa Command are proud to honor the contributions of women around the world.

  • USARPAC Conducts WLC for Indonesian Sergeants

    Mar 30, 2009

    United States Army, Pacific operations non-commissioned officer, discusses troop leading procedures with an Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Darat (TNI-AD) instructor during the Warrior Leader Course.

  • Remote Kenyan high school supplied with water

    Mar 30, 2009

    The Garissa Boys' High School in Kenya has a new water system, thanks to the efforts of the Kenyan government, the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, military engineers, and a civil affairs team from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA).

  • Camp Lemonier takes part in Safety Day activities

    Mar 30, 2009

    Servicemembers forward deployed at Camp Lemonier gathered for the Camp's quarterly Safety Day, March 27, 2009.

  • What's an NCO' 'More bang for buck than all else in Army'

    Mar 30, 2009

    A commentary from a Fort Polk command sergeant major on "What's an NCO'"

  • Picerne invests in Fort Polk's future

    Mar 30, 2009

    Picerne Military Housing makes significant progress on Fort Polk. More than $32.2 to be spent on home improvements, construction.

  • Squaring off in octagon: combatives may lead to Fort Polk team

    Mar 30, 2009

    More than 100 spectators, including Family, friends and fellow Soldiers, cheered and encouraged 85 competitors representing 10 Fort Polk units March 13 at the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Gym during a post-wide modern Army combatives tournament.

  • Military, civilian partnerships needed for stability

    Mar 30, 2009

    Re-establishing and maintaining a safe and secure environment following conflict is something the Army has done since its beginnings, but something it acknowledges it can no longer do alone.

  • The Old Guard Internal Blog hosted on AKO

    Mar 30, 2009

    The Old Guard Internal Blog is available for AKO account holders.

  • Life as an Army brat

    Mar 30, 2009

    Constant moving. Difficulty making and keeping friends. Parents who may leave for months at a moment's notice. Extra responsibilities. Loneliness. Missed birthdays and holidays. Constant fear that this time mom or dad might never come home. These are the hallmarks of life as a military "brat," said Army kids at an Operation Purple summer camp for military children. But with these drawbacks come immense pride, patriotism, maturity and strength, along with a national and often global outlook.

  • West Point NCO Induction Ceremony

    Mar 30, 2009

    Photos from the NCO Induction Ceremony at West Point, N.Y. on March 27

  • ISF restoring peace in Fadhil

    Mar 30, 2009

  • Blood drive scheduled for Wednesday

    Mar 30, 2009

    Blood scheduled for APG.

  • Army fielding Enhanced Night Vision Goggles

    Mar 30, 2009

    Soldiers now have a leap-ahead new tool that will enhance their ability to see in total darkness: the AN/PSQ-20 Enhanced Night Vision Goggle.

  • Local school awarded Bechtel grants

    Mar 30, 2009

    Three Avondale teachers were awarded $500 each in November as part of a program administered under the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant's sustainable development plan. As part of the program, Kevin Rankin, PCAPP sustainable development plan coordinator, awarded these teachers for bringing "green" concepts into their classrooms.

  • Pilot Plant receives increase for construction

    Mar 30, 2009

    When President Bush signed the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 into law on Oct. 14, 2008, the Military Construction authorization for the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant was increased. Authorization legislation sets policies and funding limits for government agencies and programs. This legislation raises the PCAPP MILCON authorization from $261 million, set in FY 2003, to $484 million, the amount requested by the Department of Defense. This action means that the U.S. Army Element, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program may now place under contract the full amount for the balance of PCAPP construction.

  • New concrete passes PCAPP Test

    Mar 30, 2009

    Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant workers have been testing and placing self-consolidating concrete, or SCC, that will be used in the walls of the Explosive Containment Room of the Enhanced Reconfiguration Building. SCC is unique because it contains chemicals that allow it to flow freely as it is being placed without the use of vibration, a technique used in regular concrete placement.

  • Construction ready to spring forward

    Mar 30, 2009

    Construction continues to move at a rapid pace at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant project site. By summer, the construction of the PCAPP project is expected to be 30 percent complete. Vertical construction efforts are ongoing, with structural steel beams for the Agent Processing Building going up in the east end of the building since late September. Vertical construction of the Enhanced Reconfiguration Building is scheduled to begin in January. The structural steel beams will eventually form the shells of these two main processing buildings.

  • Secondary waste at Blue Grass: The National Research Council and Noblis Reports

    Mar 30, 2009

    The Department of Defense and U.S. Army Element, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives leadership are currently reviewing the results of two technical reports, as well as stakeholder feedback, to make a decision regarding disposal options for hydrolysate, the byproduct of the neutralization process that will be used at the Blue Grass and Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plants.

  • Protecting health, the environment through the permitting process

    Mar 30, 2009

    The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Disposal Pilot Plant is being constructed to perform an essential mission: the destruction of aging chemical weapons that have been safely stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot. In fulfilling that mission, the project must adhere to the requirements of specific permits designed to protect human health and safety, as well as Kentucky air, water and soil. Any facility in Kentucky that plans to treat, store or dispose of hazardous waste must obtain permits from the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, and BGCAPP is no exception

  • Six states send troops to flood duty in North Dakota

    Mar 30, 2009

    Governors in six upper Midwestern states have sent more than 2,400 National Guard members and some much-needed equipment to help fight flooding for a second week in North Dakota.

  • Mission to destroy deteriorating steel containers nears completion

    Mar 30, 2009

    Operation Swift Solution, the mission to destroy three deteriorating steel containers holding a nerve agent mixture, is expected to wrap up early this year, marking a major milestone for the Kentucky chemical weapons destruction program.

  • The Old Guard Internal Blog hosted on AKO

    Mar 30, 2009

  • Feelin' the burn: Picatinny Soldiers sweat it out with Marines

    Mar 30, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Soldiers and Marines here workout together in a combined service physical training session on March 11.

  • New certification revolutionizes the way the military paints

    Mar 30, 2009

    With delicate precision, Timothy Justice, painter for CCAD, narrows his eyes and begins "painting." He is using a virtual-reality based paint training simulator called VirtualPaint and he's about to be one of six painters at Corpus Christi Army Depot to receive the very first Chemical Agent Resistant Coating certification from Spray Technique Analysis and Research for Defense.

  • TOG Ball Etiquette

    Mar 30, 2009

    The 3rd United States Infantry (The Old Guard) will be holding its annual Ball on May 08, 2009 at 6 p.m. at the Crystal City Hyatt. The TOG Ball is an exciting night that involves dinner, dancing and the building of camaraderie between Soldiers of the regiment.

  • Race creates stronger bonds

    Mar 30, 2009

    Family members of the 'Dragon Brigade' 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division competed in the race to create a tighter bond among the spouses of the Family Readiness Group. The race also became the metaphoric victory implied in the age old saying, "anything is possible," for Tricia Verschage. Last summer, doctors removed a benign tumor from Verschage's leg and told her she would never run again. Verschage said her passion for running and determination would not allow her to accept their diagnosis. "They said I was never going to run again," she said. "So, I worked with my physical therapist, and I started running about a month ago." At the end of the two-mile St. Patrick's Day race, friends and Dragon Brigade Families were there to cheer her on as well as the others who participated.

  • All terrain vehicles, dirt bike riders blaze trails across Fort Riley

    Mar 30, 2009

    Fort Riley riders who are beginners or experienced riders of all-terrain vehicles or dirt bikes have a new certified riding area to use on Fort Riley. Training Area 10 located near Williston Point Road was certified as a training area by the All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute.

  • Newman charges to 6th-place finish in Martinsville

    Mar 30, 2009

    A second-half surge by the U.S. Army team lifted Ryan Newman to a sixth-place finish in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.

  • Operation sweet treat helps Wounded Warriors

    Mar 30, 2009

    A local Girl Scout Troop donated cookies to Soldiers assigned to the Fort Riley Wounded Warrior battalion.

  • This week in The Old Guard's history

    Mar 30, 2009

  • Military child takes the lead to protect children

    Mar 30, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- April is the Month of the Military Child and one might expect a story describing the nouns and verbs that could be embroidered on a military child's "been there, done that" t-shirt. But this is a "here now, doing something" kind of story.

  • Senior NCO guest for Women's History Month event

    Mar 30, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia Pritchett, currently serving as the senior enlisted leader of the U.S. Army Element Central Command, was the guest speaker this year at Fort Riley's annual Women's History Month Observance at Riley's Conference Center.

  • Teen Center keeps kids busy on spring break

    Mar 30, 2009

    Fort Riley Middle School and Teen Center hosted a spring break pool tournament as well as other events March 16-20. The events were a part of a multiple activities for kids on spring break.

  • Technology Allows U.S. Students in Belgium, Texas to Share Projects

    Mar 30, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Third-graders in Belgium are visiting a school that's 5,000 miles away. They're putting on concerts, showing off their school projects and mingling with other military kids their age, but they're doing it all without even leaving their classrooms. The students are part of SHAPE Elementary School's latest interactive learning tool - Video Teleconferencing.

  • Scouts tackle new housing project for post's bluebirds

    Mar 30, 2009

    This story focuses on the support Fort Riley provides to the local Boy Scout Troop on Fort Riley.

  • BRAC: Army Team C4ISR Town Hall provides information at fingertips for relocating employees

    Mar 30, 2009

    In preparation for the upcoming summer relocation of more than 700 Fort Monmouth employees, Col. Augustus Owens, deputy commander of CECOM Life Cycle Management Command (Forward), held a town hall meeting March 25 at the Edgewood Conference Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Employees slated to leave Fort Monmouth, N.J., as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law implementation attended the meeting via video teleconferencing from APG.

  • USAG Benelux Shares Suicide Stand Down Tools with Sister Services

    Mar 30, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The operation order is out. The Army has officially declared a Stand Down to help prevent suicides. At the Benelux, the arm of support is extending even further. As a support element for NATO, it services Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines.

  • Single Soldiers take to Chicago in green

    Mar 30, 2009

    Fort Riley single Soldiers took a trip to Chicago to enjoy the St. Patrick's Day Parade and festivities there.

  • Year of the NCO Review highlights contributions of the Army's NCOs

    Mar 30, 2009

    Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) marched in a ceremony this month to honor the Year of the NCO. The ceremony, a review hosted by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, was designed to showcase the contributions of noncommissioned officers in the U.S. Army.

  • Training to lead: Warrior Leaders Course returns to Riley

    Mar 30, 2009

    The Warrior Leaders Course returns to Fort Riley enabling junior Soldiers to attend this basic leadership course to enhance their professional growth and longevity of their careers.

  • Warrior Transition Command combines WCTO, Warrior Transition Office, and Army Wounded Warrior progra

    Mar 30, 2009

    Warrior Transition Command combines WCTO, Warrior Transition Office, and Army Wounded Warrior programs

  • "Super Coaches" to Assist Service Members With Psychological Problems

    Mar 30, 2009

    "Super Coaches" to Assist Service Members With Psychological Problems

  • Diversity of NCO Corps Stretches Beyond Army Green

    Mar 30, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - When Command Sgt. Maj. Tracey Anbiya, IMCOM-Europe's senior noncommissioned officer, joined the Army 25 years ago, she knew it was an opportunity to better herself, but said she wasn't really sure about what her long-term goals were. Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Ford said the Year of the NCO changes that.

  • Army staff director joins 5,300 in Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 30, 2009

    Director of the Army Staff Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Jr. joined more than 5,300 marchers Sunday in the 20th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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