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  • Fort Carson event heralds year of the NCO

    Mar 5, 2009

    Fort Carson kicks off the Year of the NCO.

  • Wounded Soldiers receive Purple Heart Medals

    Mar 5, 2009

    Wounded Soldiers receive Purple Heart Medals at Fort Gordon

  • Finance gurus speak to Fort Carson Soldiers during Military Saves Week

    Mar 5, 2009

    Fort Carson Soldiers are taught good financial practices by two of Colorado's top financial experts at an Army Community Service Financial Readiness program as part of Military Saves Week.

  • New deputy garrison commander brings job experience

    Mar 5, 2009

    New Fort Gordon deputy garrison commander shares highlights of background and expectations for new position

  • Fan AMC on Facebook

    Mar 5, 2009

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    Mar 5, 2009

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    Mar 5, 2009

  • AMC videos on Google Video

    Mar 5, 2009

  • Army's SA/ED M1 variant built at Anniston

    Mar 5, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.-A new high-tech variant of the Army's M1A1 combat vehicle was introduced into the depot's production schedule in January, and the assembly of the first of 156 ordered by TACOM Life Cycle Management Command was completed here March 2.

  • New Command welcomed to Fort Gordon

    Mar 5, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Jennifer Napper, commanding general, 7th Signal Command (Theater) reflects on the impact of the new command at Fort Gordon as the headquarters officially opens on March 6, 2009.

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    Mar 5, 2009

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    Mar 5, 2009

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    Mar 5, 2009

  • Army releases February suicide data; updates prevention efforts

    Mar 5, 2009

    The Army today released suicide data for February and provided an update on its Suicide Prevention program, reporting that two Soldiers committed suicide in February, and 16 cases of death are pending a determination.

  • Fort Carson WTU Soldier drafts alternate energy proposal

    Mar 5, 2009

    While recuperating from wounds recieved in Iraq, a Fort Carson Soldier put his U.S. Military Academy training to use to come up with ideas for alternative energy sources.

  • Brigade commander learned from good NCOs from the beginning of his career

    Mar 5, 2009

    An O-6 Fires Brigade commander tells what the Year of the NCO means to him

  • ADA exercise tests Soldiers, airmen

    Mar 5, 2009

    The ADA trainins with the Air Force and civilians companies.

  • Fort Carson civilian retires after 53 years military, civil service

    Mar 5, 2009

    Don Niles, photographer for Fort Carson, retires with 53 years of federal service.

  • Carson singer's music showcases Army spouses

    Mar 5, 2009

  • Celebrating Women's Contributions to the Army: Women's History Month

    Mar 5, 2009

  • Plenty of Fun to Spare at Special Olympics Bowling

    Mar 5, 2009

    Special Olympics and Army Community Service have a recipe they've spent years perfecting. Take special needs athletes, mix in Soldiers and spread them across a sporting event for a generous dollop of fun. This year's batch began with the bowling event Feb. 26. "This is a tradition at Redstone Arsenal," ACS director Sue Paddock said. "The Soldiers appreciate it because they learn from these athletes. Of course, the athletes love having the Soldiers here. It's a wonderful fit."

  • Rocket munitions don't make good souvenirs

    Mar 5, 2009

    A rocket motor nozzle assembly discovered in an empty employee cubicle launched a scenario of safety measures on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., on Feb. 25 that resulted in lost employee productivity and new concerns over unexploded ordnance.

  • AER Gives More Than It Gets

    Mar 5, 2009

    "Adding Strength to Army Strong" is this year's theme for the Army Emergency Relief campaign, which had its kickoff March 2. The annual fund-raising drive continues through May 31 with a $210,000 goal. "AER helps active duty and retired Soldiers and their family members with financial emergencies," AER officer Mike Burden said.

  • Volunteers Take Turns to Thank Servicemembers

    Mar 5, 2009

    There are many ways to thank Soldiers for their service. Boyce Allen found a unique and special way to tell Soldiers thank you. Allen, Wood Shop lead for Morale Welfare and Recreation's Arts and Crafts Center, created "Turn-a-thon" after he heard about the Freedom Pens Project from a neighbor. The project is an all-volunteer effort that has its roots in Virginia with the Saw Mill Creek Woodworkers Forum. Allen pitched the idea to his supervisors; and the first Turn-a-thon was held on Redstone Arsenal in February 2007, with the most recent Feb. 22.

  • Combatives training school kicks off at Belvoir

    Mar 5, 2009

    As 31 Soldiers from the Military District of Washington converged on Wells Field House last week for the first in a series of combatives training sessions, Fort Belvoir took a major step in being recognized as a training center for the Modern Army Combatives Program.

  • Soldiers show their talent

    Mar 5, 2009

    There were 16 different Soldiers and 16 different styles as Soldiers stepped into the spotlight and on the stage showcasing an abundance of talent in song and dance Saturday at Wallace Theater as they vied for positions in the U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • Historic characters take the stage at Women's History Month observance

    Mar 5, 2009

    While snow covered the ground, the Belvoir commuA,Anity gathered at the Officer's Club to observe Women's History Month Tuesday. This year's theme is 'Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet.' First Sgt. Cynthia Moody presented Sojourner Truth's speech, 'Ain't I a Woman'' with passion. Truth mesmerA,Aized her audience with her speech in 1851 at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio.

  • Military Culinarians Compete

    Mar 5, 2009

    The 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition, Feb. 28 - March 13, at Fort Lee, Va., features more than 180 military culinarians from all branches of the Armed Forces. Ten teams are competing for the Installation of Year award, which will be announced at the awards ceremony March 13. Competitors are also vying for Armed Forces Chef of the Year, Junior Chef of the Year and Best Field Cooking Team awards.

  • First female commanding general of Belvoir makes historic visit

    Mar 5, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's first female commander, retired Brig. Gen. Evelyn Foote, visited Belvoir on Tuesday to attend the post's Women's History Month observance and to see how things have changed in the past 20 years.

  • Heidelberg Medic Gives Aid at Accident Scene

    Mar 5, 2009

    Sgt. Latoddia S. Maze, a medic with the Heidelberg Health Center, stabilized two passengers involved in a car accident on the autobahn March 2.

  • Logistics Schools

    Mar 5, 2009

    Web links to four Army logistics schools: - U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School - U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School - U.S. Army Transportation School - U.S. Army Logistics Management College

  • New Family Readiness Center opens its doors

    Mar 5, 2009

    The Camp Darby Army Community Service's Service member and Family Readiness Center (SFRC) opened its doors on Feb. 27 with a ribbon cutting ceremony, according to Evelyn Watkins, Army Community Service Division Chief.

  • Tri-Border AFAP wraps up issues

    Mar 5, 2009

    USAG Schinnen's Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Steering Committee has selected 10 issues to forward for consideration at the upcoming IMCOM-Europe AFAP Conference in June. Among those issues are two that involve government hiring policies and military spouse preference, plus a hot topic among teens regarding military ID's.

  • U.S. Army in Africa - NCOs Leading the Way

    Mar 5, 2009

  • Community becomes part of solution at AFAP conference

    Mar 5, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- "We the people...."

  • Course restoring unit's identity, saving money

    Mar 5, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Jumpmasters who were part of a Mobile Training Team from 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, traveled from Fort Benning, Ga., to both Vicenza, Italy, and Bamberg to teach a three-week jumpmaster static line course to more than 100 Soldiers of 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.

  • Q-West officials hold job fair for Iraqis

    Mar 5, 2009

    Officials here held a job fair Feb. 23 to encourage more Iraqis to take jobs on the base.

  • Servicemembers briefed on Commander's Cup

    Mar 5, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Military personnel from Warrior Country were briefed about the coming Commander's Cup Feb. 25 in the USAG-RC Community Activity Center. The purpose of the meeting was to inform representatives of each competing unit the rules of the Commander's Cup competition.

  • Casey Mardi Gras scores success

    Mar 5, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Community members came to USAG-Casey Feb. 21 to celebrate the famous New Orleans festival, Mardi Gras. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored the event, which featured a Cajun cook off, Mardi Gras parade, Children's Cajun Carnival, and a Bourbon Street party. "We have events like this, with the help of the chain of command, because it is a great way to show Soldiers new to Area I there are ways to have fun other than going to bars and partying," said Sgt. James Soto, Better Opportunity for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers military liaison.

  • AER kicks off at Casey

    Mar 5, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON -Soldiers and unit representatives gathered for a briefing signifying the kick off of the Army Emergency Relief campaign Feb. 25 at the USAG-Casey mini theatre. For the past 67 years, AER, a nonprofit organization, has been helping Soldiers in times of need. It may be a Soldier who needs an emergency leave plane ride home or a family member not having enough money to cover tuition after being accepted into college.

  • Soldiers learn about suicide

    Mar 4, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON -The Army Times emblazoned their front page Feb. 16 with these five words 'The Army is killing itself.' When referring to "The Army is killing itself," the "Army Times" is speaking of suicide within the military, and that is just what Soldiers and Department of Defense Civilians spoke about in a suicide prevention class, Feb. 25 in the USAG-RC theatre. In the past, suicide briefings have been conducted in an informal setting using a slide show with many slides. However, Maj. Wayne Garcia, USAG-RC chaplain and training leader, did not want the standard "death by power point presentation," as he likes to call it., He took his briefing to a different level using an interactive DVD program called "Beyond the Front."

  • Hawaii-based Soldiers Set the Stage in Japan

    Mar 4, 2009

    Soldiers from the 8th TSC Special Troops Battalion and Headquarters staff, based out of Fort Shafter, Hawaii arrived at Camp Zama, Japan more than a week before the main body of troops to prepare the camp for the arrival of more than 150 Soldiers and Civilians taking part in a command post exercise. They picked up Soldiers from the airport and set up billeting arrangements at Camp Zama and ensured all life support issues were taken care of.

  • Workforce learns on post driving rules during Town Hall

    Mar 4, 2009

    The workforce in Area I learned of the Provost Marshal's intent to enforce on post driving rules Feb. 25 in the Casey Digital Conference Center. "Our regulations are strict on military installations," said Lt. Col. Hans Hunt, 2nd Infantry Division Provost Marshal/USAG-RC Director of Emergency Services. "There is a big difference once you drive outside the installation."

  • NCOs gather for 5k fun run at Casey

    Mar 4, 2009

    Noncommissioned officers in Area I gathered outside of Carey Fitness Center on USAG-Casey Feb. 28 to kick-off Installation Management Command's Year of the NCO Fun Run. More than 50 NCOs participated in the run, which covered 5 kilometers between Carey Fitness Center and the Camp Hovey Physical Fitness Center.

  • Year of the NCO: Fort Hood celebrates Year of the NCO with plenty of backbone

    Mar 4, 2009

    Ask Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola, command sergeant major of III Corps and Fort Hood, what makes the noncommissioned officer the backbone of the United States Army and he might wax eloquently for an hour. But crystallized into one short statement, Ciotola can say it in four, crisp words: "We make things move."

  • Strike Soldiers complete 'First Responder' Course

    Mar 4, 2009

    Soldiers with the 2nd "Strike" Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, completed the Emergency First Responder course here Feb. 26. The EFR course is the 101st Airborne Division's version of the Army combat lifesaver course designed to teach Soldiers the basic skills necessary to save lives on the

  • "Balls of the Eagle" conducts semi-annual Gunners Test

    Mar 4, 2009

    Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conducted their semi-annual Field Artillery Gunners Test at Fort Campbell, Friday. The test evaluated "Bastogne" Artillerymen on their skills and effectiveness with the M-119A2 Howitzer and qualifies their section to fire on the battlefield.

  • Celebrating Women's Contributions to the Army: Women's History Month

    Mar 4, 2009

    Tri-signed letter from Army senior leaders - Celbrating Women's Contributions to the Army: Women's History Month

  • Most Soldiers with traumatic brain injury heal

    Mar 4, 2009

    Mild traumatic brain injury, also known as a concussion, affects from 10 to 20 percent of service members returning from combat deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • LEMC program management review highlights PFRMS support

    Mar 4, 2009

    Letterkenny Munitions Center hosted its first U.S. Army Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems Program Management Review Feb. 10-11, highlighting its key support of the systems.

  • AFRICOM Commander: Army's diversity example for partner nations

    Mar 4, 2009

    Gen. William "Kip" Ward became the first commander of U.S. Africa Command -- one of six unified geographic commands within the Department of Defense -- on Oct. 1, 2007. He was promoted as the fifth and currently the only serving African-American four-star general on May 26, 2006.

  • Wounded Soldiers, shelter dogs help each other

    Mar 4, 2009

    ItAca,!a,,cs a win-win situation for wounded and sick Soldiers recuperating at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and homeless dogs waiting for adoption at the Washington Humane Society.

  • Covenant of commitment: Army Warrior Healtcare Covenant signed at Kimbrough

    Mar 4, 2009

    Army pledges commitment to care with signing of Army Warrior Healthcare Covenant on Feb. 27 at Fort Meade, Md.

  • Guard, NORTHCOM partner to defend homeland

    Mar 4, 2009

    Almost at every stop that I made, members of Congress asked me, 'So, how's your relationship with the National Guard''" said Gen. Gene Renuart, who commands U.S. Northern Command.

  • NCOs and community leaders recognized at Winter AUSA Symposium

    Mar 4, 2009

    Three NCOs and three south Florida community leaders were honored at the Association of the United States Army winter symposium. The commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. Martin Dempsey presided over the ceremony with his senior enlisted advisor Command Sgt. Maj. David Bruner.

  • Army publishes first Reserve Retirement Guide

    Mar 4, 2009

    The Army has created a Retirement Guide just for Army Reserve Soldiers and their families.

  • Instilling the warrior spirit: Facility used to train Soldiers in hand-to-hand combat

    Mar 4, 2009

    Fort Meade Soldiers earn a Level 1 Combatives certificate following a week of training at the installation's new Warrior Combatives Facility.

  • Kansas Army Ammunition Plant ends mission

    Mar 4, 2009

    After 68 years, the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant officially ended its ammunition production mission following a deflagging ceremony March 4. Col. Arnold P. Montgomery, commander, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, in McAlester, Okla., applauded the community's commitment is supporting the nation's defense.

  • Iraqi Army Soldiers bag new medical skills

    Mar 4, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Iraqi Soldiers trained on lifesaving and preventative medicine techniques during a health fair at Camp Whitehorse Feb. 28.

  • National Guard part of Polk, community

    Mar 4, 2009

    A feature about the National Guard and rotational training at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk.

  • Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers work toward the future

    Mar 4, 2009

    COMBAT OUTPOST AL-GHARRAF, Iraq - Combat Outpost al-Gharraf, formerly named Joint Security Station Jenkins, signifies the transition from Coalition to Iraqi control which has swept across the country.

  • One man, one family makes difference

    Mar 4, 2009

    Black history month celebration on Fort Polk

  • The Old Guard Regimental Commander's Column

    Mar 4, 2009

  • "Pegasus" 7 visits al-Furat

    Mar 4, 2009

  • US soldiers get help as suicide levels soar

    Mar 4, 2009

    The Camp Victory Combat Stress Control Center plays an active role in helping soldiers use unavoidable stress to grow as warriors

  • The Old Guard hosts EIB Family Enrichment Day at Fort AP Hill.

    Mar 4, 2009

    The Old Guard is hosting a Family Enrichment Day at Ft AP Hill on March 14 so families can better understand what the EIB is and what it takes to earn the coveted badge.

  • Returning a neighborhood: Transfer highlights security improvements

    Mar 4, 2009

    BAGHDAD - As per a recently signed security agreement, Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers and Iraqi Security Forces made another necessary step toward total Iraqi control in securing northwest Baghdad.

  • 'Rough Riders' provide physical therapy to Iraqis

    Mar 4, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Two Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are responsible for providing physical therapy across three of Iraq's southern-most provinces.

  • AER gives more than it gets

    Mar 4, 2009

    "Adding Strength to Army Strong" is this year's theme for the Army Emergency Relief campaign, which had its kickoff March 2.

  • Thunder Horse sets IPAca,!a,,cs up for success

    Mar 4, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Six Iraqi policemen were tactically positioned outside the home of suspected criminals, preparing to burst into the structure during a room-clearing training exercise Feb 28.

  • Kudos for consulates: USAG-Miami presents awards recognizing long-term partnerships

    Mar 4, 2009

    The members of the U.S. Army Garrison - Miami Passport and Visa office play a part of the extensive base operations support the Garrison provides to U.S. Southern Command by handling all official requests for travel documentation in their Area of Focus. None of the service to USSOUTHCOM would be possible without generating and maintaining good working relationships with foreign consulates. The team decided to recognize twelve Latin American consulates for their ten years of excellent support provided to the USSOUTHCOM community by presenting certificates of appreciation to the Consulates' administrative staff and a special plaque to each Consul. Garrison leaders supported the team's idea to recognize the great help given to the military, and the initiative was highly praised and approved by the USSOUTHCOM Commander, Admiral James Stavridis, who signed the certificates as senior tactical commander.

  • Taking the "D'oh!" out of OPSEC

    Mar 4, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Homer Simpson does not seem like the perfect picture for military policy. But, for a subject as important as operational security, "OPSEC" in military slang, he is the ideal example-of what not to do. Simpson's tendency to let the cat out of the bag actually made him a poster boy for a recent OPSEC education product seen around Multi-National Division-Baghdad's headquarters.

  • Oath of a new life, end of a journey: MND-B officer becomes a U.S. citizen

    Mar 4, 2009

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - A flood of memories and emotion rushed through the mind of 2nd Lt. Memorina Edwin Barnes, executive officer, Headquarters Service Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, as she reflected on the sacrifices it took to achieve her dream of becoming an American citizen.

  • Man's best friend, a Soldiers 'battle-buddy'

    Mar 4, 2009

    BAGHDAD- Soldiers trust their battle-buddies to have their backs in any situation. Regardless of the danger, it is a bond of war; a closeness that is rarely verbal, just understood through a simple nod, or pat on the back.

  • Katterbach CDC expansion means more spaces, improved safety, programs

    Mar 4, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- The recent expansion of the Katterbach Child Development Center means better customer service in the form of more childcare spaces, improved safety and new programs.

  • ARNORTH focuses on suicide prevention

    Mar 4, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians from U.S. Army North took a "stand-down day" March 2 to discuss suicide and how to prevent it from happening anywhere within the Army family. The stand down comes after suicides in the Army hit a record high in 2008, with the suicide rate rising steadily for the past four years. Last year there were 128 confirmed suicides in the Army and 15 still under investigation. Lt. Gen. Thomas R. Turner, ARNORTH commanding general, started the morning emphasizing to all ARNORTH personnel the importance of the training and awareness within their sections.

  • RDECOM at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards

    Mar 4, 2009

    Video package from the BEYA awards

  • Video: testing testing

    Mar 4, 2009

  • FORSCOM Launch Event for Year of the NCO

    Mar 4, 2009

    FORSCOM Launch Event for Year of the NCO

  • SMA keynote address at AUSA Breakfast

    Mar 4, 2009

  • Married command sergeants major discuss deployments, family life in the military

    Mar 4, 2009

    LaToya Sizer worries when her husband Richard deploys and adjusts when he gets back. Nothing unusual about that; deployments and separations are common place in today's Army. What makes the Sizers different is that they both happen to be command sergeants major, which brings unique challenges and advantages to their family raising efforts.

  • Heidelberg's Rumbling Rubbish teaches residents fine art of recycling

    Mar 4, 2009

    In many communities in the U.S. recycling is still a do-it-yourself chore normally taken on by college professors, retirees and a few ecologically-minded individuals. In U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg, everyone should be taking part, not only to protect the planet and to adhere to policy, but to benefit the collective pocketbook.

  • Local artist to display work at new Arts and Cultural Center

    Mar 4, 2009

    Jospeh Heeg's art will be the premier exhibit at the Heidelberg Arts and Cultural Center celebrates its grand opening at the Patrick Henry Village Pavilion March 7.

  • Kaiserslautern kicks off Year of NCO

    Mar 4, 2009

    Showing camaraderie with their battle buddies was more the goal than winning as Soldiers from an entire section from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command played pool Friday during Right Arm Night at the Irish Pub on Vogelweh Housing.

  • African American Civil War Heroes Paved Way for Modern Army

    Mar 4, 2009

    From the first regiment of African American freedmen who fought alongside General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War, to heroes like Medal of Honor recipient Pvt. George Watson, of the Army's 29th Quartermaster Regiment, who gave his life saving the lives many drowning shipmates during the Japanese attack on Porloch Harbor, New Guinea, African American Soldiers in our armed forces continue to uphold the highest of military traditions.

  • Task force seeks impressions of response from sexual assault victims

    Mar 4, 2009

    The Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services is interested in talking with victims of sexual assault worldwide to gain understanding about their experience with the military's response to the incident.

  • Guard ends New Orleans mission, focuses on wildfires, snow

    Nov 2, 2011

    As the Louisiana National Guard wrapped up its "precedent-setting" law enforcement mission in New Orleans yesterday, the Texas National Guard dispatched helicopters to combat wildfires torching Central Texas.

  • Untieing the maile lei

    Mar 3, 2009

    Representatives from the Army, Navy and the project contractor, Watts Constructors, LLC, attended a special Hawaiian ground blessing on Feb. 20 for the Army's new Wideband Satellite Communication Operations Center (WSOC).

  • Benning honors NCOs in ceremony

    Mar 3, 2009

    Fort Benning honored the "backbone of the Army" when more than 60 newly promoted sergeants and corporals were inducted into the NCO Corps during a ceremony that kicked off the designation of 2009 as the Year of the NCO Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium. "In every aspect of the Army, it's really NCOs making it happen," said CSM William Ulibarri. "We hold it together through training, and also operationally."

  • Suicide prevention chain-teaching program includes new interactive video

    Mar 3, 2009

    More than a 140 Soldiers took their lives last year making 2008 the worst in the Army's history for preventable suicides. And, so far in 2009 the Army has confirmed seven suicides along with 19 other deaths which are presently under investigation.

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    Mar 3, 2009

  • Rohbock adds world championship silver medal to resume

    Mar 3, 2009

  • USAG Hawaii sets its way ahead

    Mar 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A significant change to how barracks are managed, a garrison university and, perhaps, blogs are some of the innovative goals planned for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) in the coming months.

  • Fort Bragg Wounded warrior looks to future

    Mar 3, 2009

    Since Sgt. Cameron E. Stroeh's last surgery and a brief rest period in Nebraska, he has been a Soldier in the WTB, where his main mission is to heal and get on with life. He is no longer undergoing rehabilitation as he has reached the maximum level of medical care. "It's as good as it's going to get," Stroeh said. "But I'm going to do my best to live a normal life." Stroeh is currently in the medical discharge process, and though he is leaving the Army, the lessons he learned while in the Army will stay with him forever. "The service really shows you what kind of person you are," he said.

  • Life Scouts restore forests on path to 'Eagle' ranking

    Mar 3, 2009

    MAKUA, Hawaii - Kahanahaiki, a forested gulch along the northwestern ridge of Makua Valley, has recently benefited from the efforts of three Life Scouts as they worked to complete their individual Eagle Scout service projects.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps plays major part in Army's new Warfighters' forum

    Mar 3, 2009

    In the past few years, the Army has transformed itself from a traditional fighting force to a modular force that now uses virtual reality to conduct many of the tasks once performed manually. The Army recently introduced its Infantry Brigade Combat Team Warfighters' Forum, which serves as a vehicle to provide real-time, operational input on battlefield situations to the institutional Army. The XVIII Airborne Corps plays a major part in the Warfighters' Forum, which is made up of three Army corps, I Corps, which is headquartered at Fort Lewis, Wash., III Corps, headquartered at Fort Hood, Texas and features the 1st Cavalry Division, 4th Infantry Division and 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and the Fort Bragg-based XVIII Airborne Corps, which features the 82nd Airborne Division, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized). The XVIII Airborne Corps oversees the largest group of units within the overall forum. These units, called a community of purpose, includes 43 active and National Guard infantry brigade combat teams, 14 divisions that own IBCTs and 24 state National Guard units.

  • Camp opportunity for Families of fallen Soldiers

    Mar 3, 2009

    Victory Junction, a year-round camping environment for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses, is offering the camp and it's services to surviving spouses of fallen Soldiers and their children April 17 through 19. Families must be registered with Survivor Outreach Services to be eligible for participation. Families not already registered with SOS can still do so to be eligible for the trip. The registration deadline is Feb. 28. Surviving Families who need to register with SOS before applying for the Victory Junction trip must contact Stephanie Glover at 396-4306 or stephanie.glover@us.army.mil, or Barbara Trower-Simpkins at 396-6458 or barbara.trowersimpkins@ us.army.mil.

  • Lead the way: A top ranking Soldier weighs in on the makings of a good mentor

    Mar 3, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Edwards is the top enlisted Soldier for the 205th Infantry Brigade, the main brigade responsible for training deploying Soldiers at Camp Atterbury.

  • Fort Bragg town hall meeting addresses community concerns

    Mar 3, 2009

    The meeting's guest speaker was Christina Overstreet, the Fort Bragg customer service officer. Overstreet reminded everyone of the importance of providing feedback so Fort Bragg can continue to improve programs, services and facilities. "The managers and command want your feedback so they will know what they can do better," said Overstreet. Anyone wanting to provide feedback to the managers of the programs and services on Fort Bragg can do so using the interactive customer evaluation system, a Web-based comment card system where customers can submit their answers anonymously if they wish and request a response to their comments. Overstreet said the site is now easier to find at www.bragg.army.mil /ICE.

  • Keiki create edible art at monthly program

    Mar 3, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Growing up, I heard it a thousand times: "Don't play with your food." Yet, today, I still have the hankering to hammer out the occasional mashed potato sculpture or draw a smiley face in ketchup on my hamburger.

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