Archive: Mar 2009

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  • Army Emergency Relief Campaign begins

    Mar 6, 2009

    The annual Fort Leonard Wood Army Emergency Relief Campaign began Sunday and is scheduled to last through May 15. This year, organizers have set a fundraising goal of $250,000 for Fort Leonard Wood. Locally, AER raised $308,037, last year, and surpassed their goal by more than $50,000. The AER program is designed to be the Soldier's first line of aid during life's trying times. AER provides assistance, in the form of loans or grants, to Soldiers in financial distress.

  • Balancing buddies, families: The new normal

    Mar 6, 2009

    The return home from combat can often leave servicemembers feeling out of place with the most important people in their lives - their families. "In deployment, Soldiers grow accustomed to a new lifestyle and a new 'family' - those buddies that bond together to defend each other," said Maj. Ken Williams, 14th Military Police Brigade chaplain. "This lifestyle change is prolonged and becomes familiar, i.e., the new normal."

  • Competition heats up for Servicemember of the Year

    Mar 6, 2009

    Thirteen competitors faced four days of surprise challenges this week to determine who would be the Oustanding Servicemember of the Year for the Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood for 2009. "All or most of you will hate me by the end of the week," said Staff Sgt. Leslie Ledding, 2008 Drill Sergeant of the Year and OSMOY Competition organizer, to the competitors at their inbrief, Friday.

  • 3/69 Soldier earns Bronze Star with Valor

    Mar 6, 2009

    Specialist Sixto Garcia received the medal for engaging the enemy March 23, 2007, during the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team's most recent deployment to Iraq. "Today we recognize one of our own," said Lt. Col. Jessie Robinson, 3/69 Armor commander. "I truly believe in my heart that all those who serve and have served honorably in the military are heroes. Today, we honor and pay tribute to a hero among heroes."

  • Battle-focused training refreshes warrior skills

    Mar 6, 2009

    The best way to make combat ready Soldiers is to train them in replicated battlefield conditions; it gives them focus. After Advanced Individual Training graduation and before moving on to their duty or home station, engineer and ordnance Soldiers complete eight days of Battle Focused Training with Company G, 169th Engineer Battalion.

  • Shift Work

    Mar 6, 2009

    Being on patrol is the essence of a Military Police Soldier while in garrison. While working the roads, MPs have to be ready when a call comes in - anything can happen during their shift. Soldiers from Company E, 795th Military Police Battalion got a taste of what can happen on the road during law and order training, Feb. 27.

  • Division, 2nd BCT conduct first post-deployment CPX

    Mar 6, 2009

    Members of the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters and its 2nd Brigade Combat Team have spent the last six months re-fitting equipment and ensuring their Soldiers are refreshed. Now they are in their first steps of training to fight again.

  • Soldiers, Families Lay Roses for Fallen

    Mar 6, 2009

    A trip down Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk will reveal a new addition to the post's landmark- silk red roses. This simple yet poignant decoration can stir vivid memories of the famed Arlington National Cemetery, where similar roses decorate its headstones. The roses were placed at Warriors Walk by Family Members and loved ones as well as representatives from Fort Stewart units during a ceremony held Feb. 24.

  • Rocky Promoted as Installation Celebrates Year of NCO

    Mar 6, 2009

    Officers and noncommissioned officers alike attended the Year of the NCO kickoff at Club Stewart, Feb. 27. The event, which included NCOs of all jobs but the same creed, began with a keynote speech by 3rd Infantry Division Commander, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo and Division Command Sgt. Major Jesse Andrews, who outlined the Chief of Staff's plan to highlight the NCO throughout this year.

  • Monroe leaders re-affirm commitment to top-quality service, support programs

    Mar 6, 2009

    The new Commanding General of U.S. Army TRADOC and the Fort Monroe Garrison Commander were among the participants of a Feb. 23 Army Family Covenant re-signing ceremony.

  • Read Across America - Fort Monroe

    Mar 6, 2009

    Eleven members of the Fort Monroe community participate in a Read Across America event at elementary schools in Hampton, Va.

  • Sustainment: A Warfighting Function

    Mar 6, 2009

    A slideshow depicting statistics from logistics operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Health coverage, high costs among issues discussed at USACC AFAP conference

    Mar 6, 2009

    Fifty active-duty Soldiers, retirees (JROTC cadre), military and cadet spouses, DA civilians and several volunteers from across the nation assembled in Virginia Beach Feb. 24-27 for the first U.S. Army Cadet Command Army Family Action Plan Conference in three years.

  • Fort Monroe AFAP earns praise for 'Big Army' ideas

    Mar 6, 2009

    Fort Monroe delegates explored several 'Big Army' issues during the installation's Army Family Action Plan Conference in February.

  • Cordon and search mission canvasses village of Kem, builds relationships

    Mar 6, 2009

    KEM, Iraq - Soldiers from two 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team units participated in a joint cordon and search mission lead by Iraqi Army soldiers March 3 in Kem village, north of Camp Taji.

  • Military on leading edge of efficiency

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Military installations across the nation are fast becoming the leaders in energy efficiency and, in some instances, an incubator for sustainable technologies.

  • Equipment operator class graduates, develops skills for developing Iraq

    Mar 6, 2009

    BAGHDAD - There was a large celebration March 5 at the Adl Sports Center in Kadamiyah, where about 150 Iraqi students graduated from a heavy equipment operator course that began Dec. 4.

  • "Panthers," ISF patrol concrete jungle

    Mar 6, 2009

    BAGHDAD - After long hours walking on patrol, the paratroopers kick up their dusty, worn boots. They grab a bite to eat or hit the weights, challenge their platoon leaders to video games, or just sit around and make fun of each other in the dilapidated hotel known as Combat Outpost 102.

  • New management welcomed for single Soldier barracks

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army Hawaii welcomed a new concept in barracks management with a First Sergeants Barracks Initiative (FSBI) ceremony, here, Feb. 27.

  • Nigerian's dream to pursue life of opportunity comes true

    Mar 6, 2009

    HONOLULU - Approximately 50 foreign citizens took the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony here, Feb. 23; among them was U.S. Soldier and Nigerian, Spc. Oluseyi Olajire.

  • MND-B deputy commanding general for support visits Doura Market

    Mar 6, 2009

  • First female 4-star credits diversity for strength of Army

    Mar 6, 2009

    Diversity is one of the strengths of the Army, and as an organization, it is one of the best at leveraging that diversity, said the service's first four-star female general.

  • Garrison rakes in awards

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Directorate of Public Works (DPW), Schofield Barracks, and Kilauea Military Camp (KMC), U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI), were runners-up for the 2008 Secretary of the Army Sustainability Team Award, recently.

  • Straight Arrow hands battle space to Vanguard

    Mar 6, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PROSPERITY, Iraq - In a transfer of authority ceremony, the 1st Combined Arms "Vanguard" Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad replaced the 4th "Straight Arrow" Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regt., attached to the 2nd HBCT at Forward Operating Base Prosperity March 4.

  • Army Hawaii Soldiers honored as Athletes of the Year

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Two Army Hawaii military intelligence officers were recently named 2008 Army Athletes of the Year at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium.

  • MSG, 51, earns his Airborne wings

    Mar 6, 2009

    "I just believe in living a colorful life," said Qualls, public affairs officer for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. "The Army has let me do some interesting things. I've traveled all over the world. I've done amphibious landings with the Marines. I've flown in Harrier jets. I've washed my clothes in the Euphrates River. I want to be able to tell my grandchildren someday that I jumped out of an airplane."

  • Black Dragons buildup FOB Hunter

    Mar 6, 2009

  • Teachers to help parents, families

    Mar 6, 2009

    "For a young family, new to the military, first time away from home, I see this as a great network," Brown said. "It can be overwhelming having a newborn or toddler while your spouse is deployed. Having the parent educator there, it's not something they're going through by themselves."

  • Outcomes of drugs and alcohol stressed at standdown

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - It was a casual sunny Saturday afternoon in 2006 when a commissioned officer visited his neighbor for a beer and barbecue outing.

  • Soldier's suicide leaves unanswered questions

    Mar 6, 2009

    The suicide of Spc. Jamie Dalton, an Infantryman in B Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, in 2006 shocked everyone who knew him. Many of the warning signs weren't evident in Dalton's behavior or the things he said to friends.

  • Iron Brigade brings clean water to Lutifiyah

    Mar 6, 2009

    LUTIFIYAH, Iraq - Local sheiks, villagers and Soldiers of the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division held a ceremony here Feb. 28 for the installation of a coalition-funded, solar-powered water filter to purify the village's water here.

  • Classes can help prevent anger's destructiveness

    Mar 6, 2009

    It may have made Darth Vader more powerful and Bruce Banner the Ultimate Hulk, but for those living in this reality, anger tends to cause more problems than it solves. "We know that how we think about things determines, to a larger degree, what we experience, and this is particularly true about anger," said Kelly Walters, anger class instructor for Army Community Service (ACS). "Sometimes when you are angry, your thinking becomes distorted."

  • Eagle scout rises high, destined to soar

    Mar 6, 2009

    One Boy Scout with ties to Fort McPherson joined the elite club of Eagle Scouts Saturday. Nile Dozier, 18, son of Annie and Dennis Dozier, received the award at the First United Methodist Church in Morrow, for building a 50-seat outdoor amphitheater for the church.

  • Counting their chickens: Inoculation program assists Iraqi farmers south of Baghdad

    Mar 6, 2009

    MAHMUDIYAH, Iraq - The U.S. State Department Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team participated in a project inoculating and delivering chickens to the Mahmudiyah Poultry Association Feb. 27.

  • Culinary competition piece of cake for Team Hawaii

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 2009 Hawaii Culinary Team is testing its recipe for success during the 34th annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Feb. 28-March 13.

  • Army seeks to include Families of Soliders in suicide prevention programs

    Mar 6, 2009

    Considered an ongoing battle to decrease the Army's suicide rates, commanders are reaching out to Soldiers' Families to participate in available suicide prevention programs. Available at each unit, the Family Readiness Group (FRG) assists the commander in monitoring the stress level of Families and Soldiers throughout the deployment cycle.

  • Soldiers showcase talent in "Curtains"

    Mar 6, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - It was 30 minutes before show time on opening night, Feb. 26, at Richardson Theatre, here, and the clocked seemed to tick slower and slower. Sgt. Thomas Johnson, Trial and Defense Service, 8th Special Troops Battalion, stood dressed in a tuxedo, with his hair slicked neatly back, make-up on, and ready for the show to begin.

  • Andrew Young celebrates black history with First Army

    Mar 6, 2009

    The man who would become an international symbol of freedom and equality traveled a short distance from Atlanta to Forest Park to speak to more than 250 Soldiers and Civilian employees Feb. 23 at Fort Gillem's Getaway club. Keynote speaker and former ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Jackson Young shared words of wisdom during his 20-minute talk at First Army's African-American celebration.

  • Prayers from Baghdad

    Mar 6, 2009

    BAGHDAD-Many years ago I stumbled upon a book that quickly became a favorite of mine. It contained a series of prayers written by the French poet Carmen Bernos De Gasztold and translated into English by Rumer Godden.

  • Making gains in Mahmudiyah

    Mar 6, 2009

    MAHMUDIYAH, Iraq - Leaders from the 2nd "Iron" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division met with nine Mahmudiyah sheiks at a residence here Feb. 25 to discuss security and infrastructure progress in the area.

  • Fort Buchanan's Year of the NCO Kick-Off

    Mar 6, 2009

    Fort Buchanan's Year of the NCO Kick-Off

  • Sgt. Major of Army visits McPherson

    Mar 6, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston took time in his visit to Fort McPherson Feb. 27 to talk with NCOs at U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters.

  • Fort Buchanan CDC dedication

    Mar 6, 2009

    CDC Dedication

  • Feb. 9, 2009 - Buffalo Soldier Rededication

    Mar 6, 2009

  • Field Cooking Competition

    Mar 6, 2009

    The Field Cooking event includes 12 teams competing for gold, silver and bronze medals, March 5-7, during the 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va. The awards will be announced March 13.

  • More ESC News!

    Mar 6, 2009

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    Mar 6, 2009

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    Mar 6, 2009

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    Mar 6, 2009

  • Chain teaching to follow Army 'stand down' for suicide prevention

    Mar 6, 2009

    Army-wide "stand down" for suicide-prevention training continues through March 15 and it will be followed by chain teaching that must be completed by July 15.

  • Cadets teach middle school about amateur radio

    Mar 6, 2009

    Story and photo about West Point Cadet Amateur Radio Club teaching middle school students about HAM radios

  • CSM Jesse Andrews at book reading

    Mar 6, 2009

  • West Point Admissions wins awards

    Mar 6, 2009

    Standalone photo of West Point Admissions marketing officer and cadets looking at award winning Admission catalog and CD-Rom

  • Army stands up task force to prevent suicides

    Mar 6, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Colleen McGuire has been selected to head up a new task force to prevent suicides in the Army.

  • Army North element teaches others while rehearsing critical skills

    Mar 6, 2009

    Members of a U.S. Army North element recently found themselves in a unique position - serving as both teachers and students during a weeklong exercise in Norfolk, Va.

  • West Point WTU signs Army Warrior Health-Care Covenant

    Mar 6, 2009

    Story and photo on West Point WTU signing Warrior Health-Care Covenant

  • Hospital Corps celebrates 122 years of service -- Year of the NCO

    Mar 6, 2009

    Guest speaker during the ceremony, U.S. Army Medical Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Althea Dixon, noted that the 2009 Year of the NCO theme is celebrating and honoring the Army professional NCO traditions.

  • Fort Sam Houston commemorates 99th Anniversary of the first military flight

    Mar 6, 2009

    At approximately 11 a.m. March 2, under clear blue skies, a vintage Stearman PT-17 and a Fairchild PTY-26 flew over the grounds of Fort Sam Houston commemorating the 99th anniversary of the first military flight made by then 1st Lt. Benjamin Foulois. Sponsored by the Stinsons Flight No. 2, Order of Daedalians and the Jack Dibrell/Alamo Chapter, Army Aviation Association of America, the ceremony was held at the Foulois marker located at the post flagpole.

  • Top honor awarded to USAG Schinnen ACS Director

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHINNEN, the Netherlands -- The International Military Community Executives Association, who provides professional accreditation, training and support to the military morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) services, awarded the Irving Rubenstein Memorial Award to Helen Gross, USAG Schinnen's Army Community Service (ACS) Officer, in a ceremony at the Las Vegas Hilton & Convention Center Feb. 25.

  • Female first sergeants lead Fort Leavenworth Soldiers

    Mar 6, 2009

    Fort Leavenworth's three female first sergeants say motivating and mentoring enlisted Soldiers is one of the best careers a noncommissioned officer can have. First Sergeants Cari Vande Kamp, Janet Harris and Tabrina Adams have a combined 44 years of service to the Army.

  • Kayani joins International Hall of Fame

    Mar 6, 2009

    The Pakistan Chief of Army Staff was the 231st officer to be inducted into the Command and General Staff College's International Hall of Fame Feb. 26 at the Lewis and Clark Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is among the 3 percent of international students who have graduated from CGSC to be inducted into the hall of fame.

  • NCOs influence Fort Leavenworth chaplain's decision to join Army

    Mar 6, 2009

    A chaplain describes how the influence of two NCOs led him to become an Army chaplain.

  • Army puts the stars on two of Schweinfurt's top NCOs

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - Two new stars began shining over Schweinfurt March 5.

  • Relocation Program Eases Minds of TACOM Employees Facing BRAC

    Mar 6, 2009

    For TACOM Life Cycle Management Command employees affected by an upcoming BRAC move, learning of a program that will relieve them of the burden of selling their homes eased their minds during information sessions held here Feb. 24 and 25.

  • Year of the Noncommissioned Officer - Spotlight NCO

    Mar 6, 2009

  • Schweinfurt engineers improve terrain, training area

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - In an effort to better the training area, dubbed Area Mike, the U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt Directorate of Public Works (DPW) has partnered with the 500th Engineer Horizontal Company of the 15th Engineer Battalion, which arrived to Schweinfurt in 2008.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army addresses area servicemembers during Year of the NCO event in Kaiserslaut

    Mar 6, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany (Mar. 6, 2009) -- As the Year of the NCO gains momentum across the Army, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command wasted no time getting the Army's highest-ranking noncommissioned officer speak with servicemembers in the the Kaiserslautern Military Community. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston spoke to about 1,500 servicemembers from the KMC, Bamberg, Mannheim, Baumholder and Heidelberg communities at Rhine Ordnance Barracks here March 4.

  • Cool head, 'warrior ethos' guided Heidelberg medic who helped stabilize victims of autobah

    Mar 6, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Mar. 5, 2009) -- As Sgt. Latoddia S. Maze, a medic at the Heidelberg Health Center, pulled up to the crash scene, he saw a hand sticking out the sunroof. It wasn't moving. Maze was on the autobahn early on the morning of March 2, returning to Heidelberg from Frankfurt International Airport. A car with two passengers had gone off the road and struck a tree moments before he arrived.

  • Year of the NCO: Coaching teams, leading Soldiers is much the same

    Mar 6, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- As a young Soldier, I started playing unit sports in the early 1990s at Wharton Barracks in Heilbronn, Germany.

  • From 'hot-headed private' to first sergeant, company senior noncommissioned officer is lin

    Mar 6, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany (Mar. 5, 2009) -- It is 11 p.m., and the Soldiers of 12th Combat Aviation Brigade's Company B, 412th Aviation Support Battalion are long gone from their daily duties. On this particular night, however, it is the time difference between Europe and America that keeps a hardworking noncommissioned officer on his office telephone with the parents of a Soldier who was injured while snowboarding. "This is an example of what an asset NCOs are," said Company B 1st Sgt. James Hall of Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Correa, one of the company's platoon sergeants. "He stayed awake the entire night communicating with the hospital to coordinate the injured Soldier's leave, transport and safe return to American care."

  • SMA visits servicemembers, kicks off 'Year of the NCO' in Europe

    Mar 6, 2009

    The 13th Sergeant Major of the Army, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston, spoke to servicemembers from across Germany, March 4, at Rhine Ordnance Barracks as the Army's highest ranking noncommissioned officer helped kick off the 'Year of the NCO' in Europe.

  • HQDA G-4 Directorates

    Jan 22, 2014

    A description of the HQDA, G-4 Directorates

  • Spotlight NCO - Sgt. Olanda Thompson

    Mar 5, 2009

    Waking up at the crack of dawn and doing physical training isn't a part of every kid's childhood. Olanda Thompson saw his father doing PT every morning and it must have rubbed off - Thompson is now following in his father's footsteps as an Army noncommissioned officer.

  • Spotlight NCO - Staff Sgt. Richard Reveles

    Mar 5, 2009

    Name: SSG Reveles, Richard F. Organization: HHC, USAG-Red Cloud Job Description: Training NCO for HHC USAG-Red Cloud, 3rd Platoon Sergeant, NEO Coordinator for USAG Area 1. Time in Service: 5.5 yrs Recent Accomplishments: Achieved commendable ratings in IMCOM-K Command Inspections in both NEO Operations and Training, two completely separate jobs. SSG Reveles managed and controlled both of them leading up to the time for inspection, achieving, surpassing and setting new standards. SSG Reveles' achievements in these areas demonstrated the high standards of USAG-Red Cloud to the higher command. As NEO coordinator, SSG Reveles over saw NEO operations involving 17 NEO Wardens and 130 families. As a Training NCO SSG Reveles oversaw the training requirements and needs of 57 Soldiers, achieving 100 percent fully trained on all required tasks. As 3rd Platoon Sergeant, SSG Reveles is responsible for the safety and welfare of 11 KATUSA soldiers who work in Stanley CIF detached from the main company. SSG Reveles frequently sacrifice his own time making trips to Camp Stanley to ensure that his soldiers there were taken care of. SSG Reveles trained and mentored the USAG-Red Cloud Soldier of the Quarter for first quarter, preparing and guiding him for his entire time at his first duty station. SSG Reveles' leadership motto is 'Support First". Making sure that things that need to get done get done correctly and on time is how he approaches every day. He feels that is really sums up everything we need to do as Soldiers and NCOs to support each other and support the mission.

  • USARPAC Suicide Prevention goes 'Beyond the Front'

    Mar 5, 2009

    Hundreds of Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians of the U.S. Army, Pacific, assembled in Fort Shafter's Richardson Theater to view an interactive video entitled "Beyond the Front" which presented vignettes of Soldiers in deployment and post deployment, stress-related situations that could lead to suicidal behavior.

  • Year of the NCO - SGM (R) Gordon Niederhauser

    Mar 5, 2009

    Gordon Niederhauser Rank: SGM (R) Organization: Casey Lodge Brief Job Description: Army Lodging Hotel General Management; administration and operation of a TUPH Hotel at Camp Casey. Develop and implement current and strategic plans and policies for successful Hotel operation and SOLDIER / Family, DoD Civilian and Community lodging support. Develop, mentor and ensure additional training for supervisors and lodging staff in order to provide outstanding, unexpected Guest services. Always remain approachable and encourage critical thinking "outside the box" by all staff and continually follow-up. Maintain a high rate of occupancy (85-90 percent) while managing the yearly budget and all expenditures leading to a positive bottom line. Continually upgrade facility, operations and services utilizing intelligent lean concepts. Act as a positive role model for family and team members and maintain a balanced life. Time in Service: 22 years Recent Accomplishments: Ended past year with 90 percent occupancy rate (top 10 percent worldwide) resulting in the bulwark 48 percent of Korea Region Army Lodging financial position. Add seven additional Family Suites to our room total, five on Camp Casey and two on Camp Red Cloud. Improved lodging services by providing Continental breakfast, refurbished all Guest laundry rooms with new appliances, built a fenced pet exercise/pet waste area for Hotel Guests' pets, trained and certified all staff in CPR/First Aid. Continuing coordination and counsel with planned new forty two room annex on Camp Red Cloud. What Makes an Effective NCO OR Why is it Important for the Army to recognize its NCOs: An NCO is effective when he or she ADDS VALUE to the organization. That organization may be as small as a team or as large as a Division or larger. In doing so, that NCO is one that causes others benefit from his or her daily activities. "If you cost me money or other assets and your net worth is negative then you are not effective and should probably reevaluate yourself".

  • Bowling returns to Fort Lewis

    Mar 5, 2009

    Bowling has returned to Fort Lewis, boasting flat-panel TVs, a full snack bar, video arcade, sound system and laser light show. Braving a wet winter afternoon, hundreds attended the grand opening of Fort Lewis' Bowl Arena Lanes Saturday, ready to bowl.

  • Fort Lewis MSTC teaches Soldiers how to save wounded comrades

    Mar 5, 2009

    The Fort Lewis Medical Simulation Training Center has an array of courses that teach life-saving techniques based on the principles of Tactical Combat Casualty Care including Combat Medical Advanced Skills, Basic Life Support CPR, EMT National Registry as well as the EMT Refresher course. The center's bread-and-butter course, however, is the Combat Lifesaver course.

  • 4th Brigade's deployment adjusted for early autumn

    Mar 5, 2009

    Stryker brigade combat team heading back to Iraq earlier than expected, training shifting accordingly

  • McCaffrey likes today's combat Soldiers

    Mar 5, 2009

    Retired Ge. Barry McCaffrey, the former U.S. Southern Command commander-in-chief spoke to a packed house Feb. 18 at the Battle Command Training Center on Fort Lewis, to share career and leadership lessons from his distinguished 32 years of service.

  • Commentary: NCOs - making Soldiers the best they can be

    Mar 5, 2009

    I have a lot of memories about my interactions with noncommissioned officers. Heck, I was one for 22 years. But nothing holds a more visceral memory than the twin thoughts of NCOs and PT. I can't think of an area NCOs play a more central role in than keeping Soldiers physically ready to do their jobs. I am sure that every Soldier carries memories similar to mine.

  • Evaluation earns Fort Lewis' USAR NCO Academy excellence award

    Mar 5, 2009

    Though instilling young NCOs with values and leadership traits can be satisfying for its own sake, the staff of a Fort Lewis academy said recent Armywide recognition of their hard work felt especially rewarding. The U.S. Army Reserve Noncommissioned Officer Academy on post earned a rare distinction for its perfect score on an evaluation.

  • McCaffrey tells Fort Lewis audience experienced NCOs one of Army's 'great strengths'

    Mar 5, 2009

    Retired general Barry R. McCaffrey, on post to speak Feb. 18 to I Corp junior officers, credited the NCO Corps with a large part of why he made the Army his career. "One of the major reasons I stayed in the Army was for the privilege of hanging around infantry NCOs," he said.

  • Fort Lewis suicide prevention training prepares facilitators

    Mar 5, 2009

    Specialist Norton received a "Dear John" e-mail from his fiancee. Then he watched his best friend die in a firefight. Now, he's contemplating suicide. The fictitious Norton was the subject of one of the videos in "Beyond the Front," an interactive presentation that served as the basis of suicide-prevention training given to facilitators Feb. 26-27 at Fort Lewis' North Fort Chapel. The facilitators will offer training to Soldiers and Army civilians in their units and directorates on post during individual suicide-prevention "stand-down" days between now and March 15.

  • Fort Lewis Town Center construction will interrupt traffic pattern

    Mar 5, 2009

    Site work in preparation for the construction of the "Town Center" project will limit parking, change traffic flow and cause planned power outages in a 23-acre parcel of land on the main post

  • CRDAMC opens West Fort Hood Health Clinic

    Mar 5, 2009

    The cutting of a ceremonial yellow ribbon at the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's West Fort Hood Health Clinic Tuesday, March 3 is the realization of a dream discussed ten years ago, according to guest speaker Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, III Corps and Fort Hood commander.

  • Women powerlifters bring home the laurels to Fort Hood

    Mar 5, 2009

    Lady powerlifters from Fort Hood pumped iron to distinguish themselves in a recent tournament. The Phantom Warriors Women's Powerlifting Team took some Texas style muscle with a punch of Army can do to Miami Feb. 13-15 where they placed second in team standing out of 22 teams competing at the 27th annual USA Powerlifting Women's National Powerlifting Championships. The competition was close.

  • Preliminary bouts set the stage for Boxing Smoker championship fights

    Mar 5, 2009

    Other than a delay caused after bad weather forced the cancellation of a flight that included eight fighters from Fort Bragg, N.C., the Fort Hood Boxing Smoker preliminaries got underway as planned Monday in Abrams Physical Fitness Center.

  • Commentary: Are we promoting them too young'

    Mar 5, 2009

    Over the past three months I've attended countless professional development seminars, symposiums, socials and a handful of conferences at which someone invariably states that we're promoting our young enlisted to the rank of Sergeant entirely too early in their career. So my question is: are we really'

  • Long Knives celebrate Black History Month in Iraq

    Mar 5, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - A crowd of approximately 200 Coalition Forces filled the base's Memorial Hall here, as Lt. Col. Monica Bradshaw prepared to speak during the Black History Observance Feb. 27.

  • Savannah Chamber of Commerce shows military appreciation

    Mar 5, 2009

    A military appreciation luncheon took place Feb. 27, at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa. The luncheon, which recognized all branches of service, was organized by the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and included sponsors from various Savannah businesses.

  • Defense Department Reaches out to Alabama A&M

    Mar 5, 2009

    In 2002 the Department of Defense began an outreach event for historically black colleges and universities. Last week marked a first for the program which travels to various institutions each year. This was the first year Alabama A&M University served as host.

  • America's best amateurs test Army World Class Athlete Program boxers

    Mar 5, 2009

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - It was billed as a chance for members of the World Class Athlete Program boxing team to learn about top-flight competition it will face in the coming year, and it lived up to its billing.

  • Garrison Builds Toward Future Work Force

    Mar 5, 2009

    With an aging work force headed toward retirement, work force development is on the minds of many organizations at Redstone. The Garrison is no exception. The new Garrison Intern Program is working toward continuing to provide a quality staff for the organization that gives support to the entire installation. "A large part of our work force is ready to retire in the next five years," Kathy Watkins, Garrison Intern Program lead mentor, said. "That's scary. We're turning the tide. The vision is to bring people in at the ground level to re-energize this work force."

  • Coalition Forces relinquish responsibility for Son's of Iraq

    Mar 5, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - Coalition Forces conducted a Transfer of Authority Ceremony with key leaders of the Iraqi Army relinquishing the Sons of Iraq contracts to the Government of Iraq on March 2, at Forward Operating Base Q-West.

  • Huntsville Center Worker Honored as Engineer of Year

    Mar 5, 2009

    An Army Engineering and Support Center employee received special recognition Feb. 19 from the Society of American Military Engineers, Huntsville Post. Jeffrey Coulston, the chief of the Structural Branch, Civil Structures Division, in the Engineering Directorate, was named the Huntsville Post's Engineer of the Year for his leadership of a diverse group of structural engineers in support of numerous missions of national importance and visibility, and for his expertise in seismic design, explosives effects and structural design.

  • SMA visits Fort McPherson for 'Year of NCO' event

    Mar 5, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston met with Soldiers at Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, Ga., Feb. 27, as part of a Year of the Noncommissioned Officer.

  • Carson Soldier receives award for lifesaving efforts

    Mar 5, 2009

    Fort Carson Military Policeman recieves MSM for lifesaving effort in his off-duty hours.

  • 'Unsung Hero' Proud of Keeping Disabled Employed

    Mar 5, 2009

    Janice Caudle can look over the manufacturing floor at Phoenix Manufacturing and know she has made a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. As disabled employees work side-by-side with non-disabled employees to make burial flags, parachute harnesses, equipment bags for TOW missiles and seat cushions for Humvees, Caudle is busy reviewing costs and pricing, ordering materials, interfacing with customers, negotiating new business contracts and managing other behind-the-scenes aspects of running a non-profit business that has employed 82 people with disabilities for almost three years.

  • MDA Graduates Five Employees from the Missile Defense Career Development Program (MDCDP)

    Mar 5, 2009

    In an event marking the beginning of a concerted effort to launch young people into careers, the Missile Defense Agency graduated its latest class of participants in the Missile Defense Career Development Program (MDCDP) during a ceremony at Redstone Arsenal Feb. 27.