Archive: Mar 2009

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  • U.S. Army Element, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives Newsletters

    Mar 30, 2009

  • Fort Bliss' Restoration and Resilience Center offers war-damaged minds solace, treatment

    Mar 30, 2009

    Fort Bliss' Restoration and Resilience Center offers war-damaged minds solace, treatment

  • U.S. Army Element, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives

    Mar 30, 2009

  • Fort Carson FRA hosts open house

    Mar 30, 2009

    The Tobyhanna Army Depot Forward Repair Activity on Fort Carson, Colo., hosted an open house March 11 to get the word out about their newly remodeled facility and electronics repair expertise.

  • Spotlight NCO: Sgt. 1st Class Susan Fernandez

    Mar 30, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Meet Sgt. 1st Class Susan Fernandez, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the USAG Brussels Directorate of Public Works. Fernandez does the gamut of work involved in allocating daily tasks, tracking work orders and otherwise tracking the time and attendance of five DPW employees.

  • NATO 60 Years Later: Leadership Addresses Challenges

    Mar 30, 2009

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - Six decades ago this week, a dozen nations came together in Washington, D.C., to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. By doing so, the European and North American countries reaffirmed their commitment to each other, agreeing that if one was attacked, the alliance would take necessary actions to restore and maintain the security of the region. Today, NATO leaders address some of the challenges that the alliance faces.

  • Trainers 'critical' to Obama's new Afghan-Pakistan plan, Mullen says

    Mar 30, 2009

    WASHINGTON - The pending deployment of thousands of U.S. military trainers to Afghanistan to instruct Afghan soldiers and police is a key component of President Barack Obama's new Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy, the U.S. military's top uniformed officer said here today.

  • Four Baumholder Soldiers receive Purple Hearts

    Mar 30, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Four Baumholder Soldiers were presented the Purple Heart Medal and Combat Action Badge here recently by Lt. Gen. Kenneth Hunzeker, V Corps commander.

  • International Womens Club celebrates 60 years of service

    Mar 30, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Sixty years ago Germany was still reeling from the effects of a prolonged war in Europe. Against the backdrop of hostilities which brought Americans to the country to crush a fascist regime, a group of women joined together in Wiesbaden to raise cultural awareness and to bring Germans and Americans closer together.

  • Freedom Team Salute honors, appreciates military supporters

    Mar 30, 2009

    Parents, spouses, children, neighbors, business owners, teachers, etc., may all play a significant role in supporting our Soldiers. It's a role top military officials, as well as those serving in combat, appreciate.

  • Generals visit Bronco Brigade

    Mar 29, 2009

  • Army repositions Soldiers from Iraq to Afghanistan

    Mar 29, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 100th Brigade Support Battalion here was repositioned to southern Afghanistan on March 28, where they will provide sustainment and distribution support to Coalition forces.

  • Exportable Training Concept Viable Option for Troops

    Mar 29, 2009

    What is it' This month, the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC), a subordinate command of the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany, packed up its Exportable Instrumentation System (EIS) to test the Army's Exportable Training Center (ETC) concept, while training Soldiers at Fort Bragg from the 82nd Airborne Division's, 2nd Brigade. The JMRC plans, coordinates and executes mission-rehearsal exercises to prepare units for major combat operations, irregular warfare and, security and stability operations in the European command and central command areas of operation.

  • Army Vice Chief of Staff visits Fort Campbell, discusses suicide prevention

    Mar 28, 2009

    For the third leg of his eight-day tour of seven Army installations, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli visited Fort Campbell on March 26 to discuss suicide prevention following the recent one-month stand-down of all Army units.

  • Playing Hockey Desert Style: U.S. Faces Canada at Kandahar

    Mar 28, 2009

    Sgt. Francisco N. Aponte, 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command maintenance noncommissioned officer, and Sgt. Sean M. Sloan, 143d materiel readiness branch, played with the Kandahar Hawks ball-hockey team in a game March 4 against visiting Team Canada at Kandahar Air Field (KAF), Afghanistan.

  • Vanguard Soldiers improve force protection

    Mar 28, 2009

  • Vanguard Soldiers participate in company change of command ceremony

    Mar 28, 2009

  • MND-B Soldiers, Salman Pak leaders reopen industrial school

    Mar 28, 2009

    BAGHDAD - For years Salman Pak located on the southeast edge of Baghdad, along the east bank of the Tigris River, was on the front lines of sectarian violence in Iraq. The fighting between criminal groups, insurgents and al-Qaeda left the city, once considered a top tourist destination stop for all Iraqis, lawless and in shambles.

  • 10th IA Division locates weapons cache in Maysan marshes

    Mar 28, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HUNTER, Iraq - Iraqi and American troops found a weapons cache during 'Operation Chattahoochee,' a cooperative effort to search Maysan Province by ground, water and air for illegal munitions March 18.

  • Iraqi Army gathers intelligence in Maysan

    Mar 28, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HUNTER, Iraq - Iraqi and American Soldiers went door-to-door to speak with community leaders about information concerning operational security and illegal weapons smuggling along the roadways that line the banks of the Al Kahla River in southern Iraq March 23.

  • Spartans provide watchful eye in southern Iraq

    Mar 28, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has been used for reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering by the Department of Defense since 1950.

  • NCO Academy develops stronger IA leaders

    Mar 28, 2009

    BAGHDAD-The mission for Military Transition Teams (MiTT) is a special one. Following in the footsteps of many Soldiers who traveled to distant lands to conduct foreign internal defense missions, they help mold and mentor maturing armed forces to become more self sufficient.

  • IA Soldiers learn life-saving skills

    Mar 28, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers of 6th Iraqi Army Division Military Transition Team joined with Soldiers of the 6th IA Div. March 25 to impart combat lifesaver skills that will help IA troops to shoulder more of the load as Coalition forces draw back.

  • Recharging the deployment battery

    Mar 28, 2009

    BAGHDAD - If there is one thing that soldiers value, it is their time off. For those Soldiers on deployment, their time off is especially valuable. With long hours, stressful missions and less than desirable living conditions, it's no wonder that soldiers look forward to a few weeks off to relax and return to a "normal" life.

  • Character counts as Duncan Elem. School wins award

    Mar 28, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Duncan Elementary School was presented the Texas School of Character Award March 25, on Fort Hood for its Character Education Program.

  • 1st Air Cav. Soldiers reenlist at TX Capitol

    Mar 28, 2009

    AUSTIN, Texas - Three Soldiers. Three different walks of life. Three ethnicities: black, Asian and white.

  • 1st Air Cav cases colors for upcoming deployment

    Mar 28, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Threatening clouds and sprinkles of rain hovered over Cooper Field in ominous circumstances but could not deter the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade from holding their color casing ceremony, March 25, as the brigade made their final preparations for their upcoming deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • U.S Africa Command members discuss role of women during history month

    Mar 27, 2009

    U.S. Africa Command celebrated Women's History Month with a panel discussion of the role women play in the command as well as the contributions and accomplishments of women in American society.

  • Hawaii Medal of Honor recognizes heroes

    Mar 27, 2009

    HONOLULU - The Hawaii State Senate and Hawaii House of Representatives will convene in a special joint session to recognize military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Couples, singles learn relationship skills during strong bonds retreat

    Mar 27, 2009

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - Sumptuous crab legs, chocolate-covered strawberries, perfect Hawaiian sunsets, and tools that could save your marriage.

  • Medically boarded Soldiers gain better legal counsel

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - They're not your parents, but Mark German and Capt. Sherrie Rivera just want what's best for you, the Soldier.

  • Cooking and coping go hand in hand at ACS class

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Someone once said that nothing brings people together like food, maybe because conversations seem to flow effortlessly around dinner tables and memories are shared. Also, friendships blossom and family ties strengthen. And honestly, who doesn't love to eat'

  • Hollywood Knights: Stars shoot hoops with troops

    Mar 27, 2009

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - Cheers and laughter echoed through the gymnasium as family members and fans lined the bleachers to kick off the Hollywood Knights celebrity basketball game here, March 18.

  • Television celebrities visit Fisher House before basketball game

    Mar 27, 2009

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - The small frame of 14-month-old Robert Anthony Duenas seemed lost in the arms of an American Gladiator.

  • Army Emergency Relief fundraiser kicks off in Hawaii

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 2009 Army Emergency Relief (AER) campaign kicked off March 20 at the Nehelani with a challenge to the more than 30 key leaders, project officers and unit commanders in attendance.

  • Budding friendships

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Grace Dixon, Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens, presents a native Hawaiian tree, Ohia lehua, to Patrick Ching, agronomist, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Directorate of Public Works. The group presented the tree to the garrison for its support of the landscape and exceptional tree tour here, March 21.

  • AFAP brief highlights dedication to service

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) delegates provided a voice for the community during the 2009 AFAP brief-out, here, March 18.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Center: Blows to the head an injury, not a mental illness

    Mar 27, 2009

    While serving with the 1st Cavalry Division in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Spc. Kevin Williams was in three blasts from improvised explosive devices. The first two, he said, were minor. The third was so severe it damaged the Bradley Fighting Vehicle in which he was riding. Though not physically injured significantly in those explosions, Williams still is under treatment for the injuries to his brain.

  • Federal stimulus brings new medical center to Fort Hood

    Mar 27, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas (March 27, 2009) -- A $621 million injection of federal stimulus money may assure construction of a new medical center at Fort Hood. The current facility at the Killeen post opened in 1965 and was expanded in 1984, but has a shortage of operating rooms and, despite improvements, does not thoroughly meet the behavioral health care and other needs of Soldiers injured in the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Phantom Warriors transition from Key Resolve to Unified Endeavor

    Mar 27, 2009

    A,AThe III Corps Headquarters concluded Key Resolve, a joint command post exercise with the 3rd Republic of Korea Army at Yongin, South Korea Saturday and will immediately begin transitioning into another command post exercise, Unified Endeavor, Friday at Fort Hood. Both exercises are critical training events for the command as it prepares for possible deployment.

  • Soldiers honor member of original Parachute Test Platoon

    Mar 27, 2009

    Soldiers with the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, carry the coffin of CWO4(R) Benjamin C. Reese. Reese, a member of the original Parachute Test Platoon, died March 19. He was 92. In 1940, he volunteered for the test platoon, predecessor of the 501st Parachute Infantry Battalion, earning an extra $21 a month in jump pay. Reese made two combat parachute jumps during World War II. The first was in Normandy on D-Day with the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment. The second was during Operation Market Garden. Reese retired from the Army in 1969 with 30 years and 90 days of service. Reese is survived by his wife of 66 years, Verne, two sons, Benjamin and COL David Reese, and three grandchildren.

  • Medal of Honor recipients honor Unknowns

    Mar 27, 2009

    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. -- A cadre of heroes joined with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation to honor and celebrate the American spirit of selfless service March 25.

  • Fatigued Guardmembers, volunteers battle rising Red River

    Mar 27, 2009

    After a week of filling sandbags and watching the Red River continue to rise, residents of this western Minnesota community are growing weary.

  • AAFES policy change ends need for SSN

    Mar 27, 2009

    Thanks to a change in AAFES policy, family members shopping at Fort Benning AAFES facilities no longer need to present two forms of identification with their Social Security numbers when paying by check, getting a refund, or cashing a check.

  • FTX 3 'not the movies'

    Mar 27, 2009

    Locals were playing soccer; others were calling from building windows or shouting things like "Captain America" and "G.I. Joe" from the dirt street. If SPC Andrew Herendeen learned anything during his third field training exercise, it was "the chaos of urban operations," he said.

  • Fort Lewis LRS unit visits Benning, completes RSLC

    Mar 27, 2009

    Literally jumping into their training with both feet, 52 Soldiers made their entrance on Fort Benning by jumping onto Fryar Drop Zone March 13 after a seven-hour flight from their home station at Fort Lewis, Wash. The Soldiers, in C Troop, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, came to Fort Benning for the 4th Ranger Training Battalion's Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course.

  • Diversity leadership conference set for April at West Point

    Mar 27, 2009

    Info story about Diversity OCnference at West Point, NY

  • Georgia's Ginn Group chosen to supply West Point'spublic works operations and maintenance

    Mar 27, 2009

    Stoy about recent contract for West Point DPW activities under A-76

  • Drill sergeants have one of the most import NCO roles - training Soldiers

    Mar 27, 2009

    Four Soldiers competed this week for the post title of Drill Sergeant of the Year. They are the top two drill sergeants from both the 192nd and 198th Infantry brigades, determined by a brigade-level competition earlier this year. This competition emphasizes the many challenges associated with being a drill sergeant, said SSG Tommy Beauchamp, NCOIC for the event.

  • EOD Soldiers instruct engineers on using robots

    Mar 27, 2009

    "Most of these guys haven't been to combat yet, so we're trying to get them familiar with the systems that they'll be using downrange."

  • Kandahar joint sustainment operations center opens for business

    Mar 27, 2009

    The 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command held a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 16 to officially open the new Joint Sustainment Operations Center at the 143d's Joint Sustainment Command Headquarters here at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.

  • Last chance to contribute to the Army Emergency Relief campaign!

    Mar 27, 2009

    The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) kicked off March with its AER campaign. The theme of this yearAca,!a,,cs Campaign is Aca,!A"Adding Strength to ARMY STRONGAca,!A?. Army Emergency Relief is a private nonprofit organization incorporated by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff in 1942. AER's sole mission is to help Soldiers and their dependents.

  • West Point's Mays selfless in his duty with team and as TAC NCO

    Mar 27, 2009

    Year of the NCO Story about MSG Jeffrey Mays, TAC NCO, boxing coach, founder of West Point Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

  • "Send Me Some Stukas!"

    Mar 27, 2009

    Aca,!A"Negative! Negative! Sir; IAca,!a,,cve got HEAT!Aca,!A?

  • McPherson blood donors give gift of life

    Mar 27, 2009

    The American Red Cross exceeded its goal of 25 pints donated in a drive at Fort McPherson.

  • Vice Chief Chiarelli pledges support in 'challenging times'

    Mar 27, 2009

    Demands on the force, tough economic times, a drop in Fort Hood's population and mounting suicides in the Army were on the mind of Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli when he addressed the March 18, Central Texas - Fort Hood Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army general membership meeting at the Killeen Civic and Convention Center.

  • 10th IA graduates first civil affairs class

    Mar 27, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The Iraqi Army 10th Division graduated 21 students from its first civil affairs course at Camp Dhi Qar March 19.

  • West Point instructor, cartographer illustrate Iraq war

    Mar 27, 2009

    Story and photo about Iraq maps being made at West Point Department of History

  • Troop C searches for weapons in Taji

    Mar 27, 2009

  • Standing overwatch

    Mar 27, 2009

  • ARCENT town hall meeting informs, paves way forward

    Mar 27, 2009

    When Soldiers change duty stations, the Army ensures they know where they are going, where they will live and the services that will be available to them and their Families. Being informed helps quell any fears and anxieties. The U.S. Army Central staff took a proactive approach to the Base Realignment and Closure of Fort McPherson and the unit's transition to Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina by hosting a town hall meeting at the Fort McPherson Post Theater March 18.

  • Gaining trust one boo-boo at a time: Medic treats children in Taji

    Mar 27, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - A Pennsylvania Army National Guard medic is making a big difference for children here by providing just a little bit of medical care.

  • Enlightening others leads to fulfilling life for director

    Mar 27, 2009

    Her past may have been olive drab green, and her present aqua-marine, but her life has always been colorful. From her time joining the Woman's Army Corps (WAC) to watching it become fully integrated into the Army, serving in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, to remaining active through volunteerism after her Army career, Barbara Schwartz, director of the U.S. Army Garrison's Directorate of Human Resources (DHR), has a lot of stories to share.

  • Clearing a building: Iraqi Soldiers practice crucial techniques

    Mar 27, 2009

  • 62nd Engineers clear the way

    Mar 27, 2009

  • Garry Owen troops train for victory in Fight House

    Mar 27, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE GARRY OWEN, Iraq - Eighteen U.S. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, also known as Garry Owen troops, and the 988th Military Police Company, achieved level-one certification in Modern Army Combatives March 19 after training six nights a week in a simple canvas tent here.

  • President unveils Afghan-Pakistan strategy review

    Mar 27, 2009

    President Barack Obama today announced the outcome of his administration's Afghanistan-Pakistan policy review, calling for increased aid to both countries and a need for more civilian and international support.

  • Cartwright appointed to Senior Executive Service

    Mar 27, 2009

    Carl J. Cartwright of Port Byron, Ill., was formally appointed to the Senior Executive Service during a ceremony held today at Heritage Hall on Rock Island Arsenal.

  • Light shines on Mosul reconstruction projects through hospital windows

    Mar 27, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, MOSUL, Iraq - Lt. Col. Kirk Fernitz, the deputy chief of the Mosul Reconstruction Operations Center and C Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division paid a visit to the Alsalam Hospital in southeastern Mosul March 17, 2009 to review an ongoing window-replacement project there.

  • Iraqis learn new skills in school

    Mar 27, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The classrooms bustle with activity as former Sons of Iraq members attend a Demobilization, Demilitarization, and Reintegration Center to learn the skills necessary to thrive in the local community.

  • ASC provides mission insight at AUSA's winter gathering in sunny, warm Fort Lauderdale

    Mar 27, 2009

    Private industry and some Army commands got a golden opportunity to show off what they do and how they do it during the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium and Exposition held at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 25-27.

  • Adhamiyah kindergarten receives school supplies

    Mar 27, 2009

    BAGHDAD - One hundred and fifty Iraqi kindergarteners go to school undeterred, day after day, to a building with peeling paint, shattered windows, crumbling stucco and inoperable restrooms in the Shamasiya neighborhood.

  • Army segues from LOGCAP III to IV

    Mar 27, 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.

  • USAREUR CG meets with Baumholder-based troops

    Mar 27, 2009

  • 1st Air. Cav. begins port operations

    Mar 27, 2009

    BEAUMONT, Texas - Apaches and Black Hawks lined the shipping yards, March 16, at the Port of Beaumont, as the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, began port operations in final preparation for their upcoming deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • 4th ID Soldiers smash retention mission, stay steadfast, loyal

    Mar 27, 2009

    Ivy Division Soldiers have decided to remain steadfast and loyal, not only to the 4th Infantry Division, but to the Army as a whole.

  • Arsenal leaders sign Warrior Covenant

    Mar 27, 2009

    Rock Island Arsenal 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.

  • Iraqi primary school renovations renew learning environment

    Mar 27, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Kirkuk, Iraq - The Al Athabiah Primary School in Riyadh, Iraq, recently completed a much needed makeover that was celebrated March 2.

  • Kandahar troops observe Women's History Month

    Mar 27, 2009

    Soldiers in Kandahar, Afghanistan honored Women's History Month by hosting an event hosting a decorated woman veteran who led an MP battalion into combat in Iraq.

  • Mass casualty exercise helps Iraqis complete CLS course

    Mar 27, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- The sound of sirens and revving engines pierce the ears as Iraqis with simulated injuries are carried out of a large, inconspicuous-looking dining facility.

  • Kirkuk silo upgrades to boost region's agriculture, economy

    Mar 27, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - Provincial leaders in Kirkuk can't control the weather, but they are preparing for it. 2009 marks the fourth straight year the Northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk has received diminished rainfall, according to weather data from the US Air Force. The anticipated drought is expected to hinder the agricultural economic market throughout the province.

  • Federal executives learn about Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth

    Mar 27, 2009

    Members of the Kansas City Federal Executive Board met March 19 in Fort Leavenworth's Grant Auditorium to learn how the Combined Arms Center is working to improve Army engagement and cooperation with international military and U.S. government organizations.

  • "Red Dragons" shake up FOB Warrior while calibrating Paladins

    Mar 27, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Kirkuk, Iraq-The concussion rattles the chest as flames erupt from the barrel of the M109A6 self-propelled 155MM Howitzer, also known as a Paladin. The blasts could be heard around post, and it shook the nearby buildings.

  • Army honors its first female helicopter pilot

    Mar 27, 2009

    Members of "Freedom Team Salute" honored retired Col. Sally D. Murphy, the Army's first female helicopter pilot, last week at Fort Myer, Va.

  • Panel discusses civil-military relations at Fort Leavenworth

    Mar 27, 2009

    A panel of academic and national policy experts met to discuss the future of civil-military relations March 23 at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • U.S. military make last payment to Sons of Iraq

    Mar 27, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - More than a thousand Iraqis stand patiently outside of a gated compound.

  • 1-8 Cav Soldiers take on new missions

    Mar 27, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-Handing out the monthly paychecks to the Sons of Iraq may not be what infantryman and tankers are trained to do, but they do it with surprising speed and precision -- large lines of waiting Iraqis are processed quickly and receive their payment. This is a new type of mission for many of these previously deployed Soldiers, but it is one they are adapting to and taking pride in.

  • NCOs: Values-based pros, Army's precious resource

    Mar 27, 2009

    Fort Polk Soldiers share memories about the NCO that most influenced their lives.

  • GETTING DOWN AND DIRTY: Infantrymen show 'true blue' form

    Mar 27, 2009

  • Medical NCOs through history

    Mar 27, 2009

    Soldiers wore period uniforms during a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the Army Hospital Service Corps presentation March 18 at Munson Army Health Center., Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The Army Hospital Service Corps is 122 years old.

  • For Chief visits CFI

    Mar 27, 2009

    During Bush's visit, he met with a group of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen, who are currently undergoing care at CFI and Brooke Army Medical Center. While touring the facilities, Bush's first stop was the physical therapy department followed by the prosthetics fabrication lab.

  • Commentary: Thank an NCO today

    Mar 27, 2009

    I have been asking a lot of Soldiers, family members and civilians ... if they knew that 2009 was "The Year of the NCO." Most have replied 'no.'

  • Iraqi women set conditions to further equal rights

    Mar 27, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Kirkuk, Iraq- The infancy of the women's rights movement began during the Middle Ages in the Middle East, when pioneers worked to improve the status of women in Islamic nations during early Islamic reforms.

  • U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command

    Mar 27, 2009

    <b> What is it' </b> The Warrior Transition Command (WTC) is a new 1-star command under U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) that serves as the organizational focal point for the Army's Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP). The WTC will have the following core competencies: Aca,!Ac Warrior Care and Transition Program proponent Aca,!Ac Execution and oversight of the Warrior Care and Army Wounded Warrior programs for the MEDCOM commander Aca,!Ac Coordinate and collaborate with MEDCOM, DA staff, other services, other departments and Congress Aca,!Ac Prescribe standardization and evaluation Aca,!Ac Coordinate and collaborate the movement of Warriors in Transition (WTs) Aca,!Ac Oversee, monitor and advise on Reserve Component issues

  • Agricultural experts plant seeds to improve practices in Northern Iraq

    Mar 27, 2009

    KIRKUK, Iraq - The food that finds its way on to the tables of residents of Kirkuk city has to start somewhere. Researchers from Team Borlaug wanted to see where the journey began, and they found some of those origins at a local animal processing plant and market in Kirkuk city, Iraq, March 18.

  • Commentary: SAMCAca,!E+induction not a 'ticket punch' event

    Mar 27, 2009

    A commentary by a Command and General Staff College on Year of the NCO events at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • Mass casualty exercise tests Polk's Emergency Operations Center's plans, reaction time, me

    Mar 27, 2009

    MASCAL exercise tests Fort Polk's ability to respond to an emergency. The exercise validated post emergency plans.

  • Cooperation between Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition forces leads to capture of criminals

    Mar 27, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Kirkuk, Iraq- Cooperation between Iraqi Police, Iraqi army and Coalition Forces, led to the arrest of five criminals, in the village of Yourgun, Kirkuk, March 16.

  • The face of today's drill sergeant: Demographics show how numbers add up

    Mar 27, 2009

    Since American Soldiers have been training to fight, their leader-trainers have gone by a variety of titles. In today's Army, those who train enlisted Soldiers who just enter service are called drill sergeants. America's changing human landscape and research results have evolved Basic Combat Training standards, leading to the programs of instruction our drill sergeants now follow. For instance, before 1964, there was no such thing as a drill sergeant, nor did the trainers of that day have standardized methods of instruction.

  • Iraqi Army Soldiers prepare to field M1A1 main battle tank

    Mar 27, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The Iraqi Army continued on its path toward a more professional and capable Army when IA armor students fired their first main gun shots while training on the U.S. Army's main battle tank, the M1A1 Abrams, at the Besmaya Combat Training Center located east of Baghdad, March 21.

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