Archive: Mar 2009

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  • Spartan Soldiers Conduct Bradley Gunnery

    Mar 25, 2009

    Some new 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Infantrymen, honed their MOS-specific skills March 10 at the Bradley Gunnery held at Multi-purpose Range Center-Red Cloud Hotel.

  • 1st HBCT Acknowledges 'Silent Heroes'

    Mar 25, 2009

    The Family Readiness Group for the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Divsion held a volunteer appreciation party at Club Stewart, March 18 to acknowledge the FRG volunteers who have made significant contributions to the brigade's mission over the last quarter.

  • Reaching for the SKIES - Fort Campbell program offers opportunities for youth

    Mar 25, 2009

    From gymnastics to guitar lessons to sewing, opportunities abound for Fort Campbell's youth. SKIESUnlimited offers programs for children from newborn to 18 years old. SKIES stands for School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills while Unlimited is for the unlimited possibilities the program can offer. Programs like SKIES support the Chief of Staff's Army Family Covenant initiative.

  • Artistic Expression - Fort Campbell autistic children share artwork

    Mar 25, 2009

    In an attempt to bring autism awareness to Fort Campbell, the Exceptional Family Member Program has planned an entire month of activities to help educate the public and celebrate the family members with the disorder. Programs like EFMP support the Chief of Staff's Army Family Covenant initiative by providing support to Army families. The month kicks off on Wednesday with a cake cutting ceremony at the Main exchange.

  • Warrior Care: Barri Schnall

    Mar 25, 2009

    A day in the life with Ms. Barri Schnall, physical therapist and manager at Walter Reed Army Medical Center's revolutionary Gait Laboratory.

  • Iraqi Parliament member addresses conference

    Mar 25, 2009

  • Intern excited about her career adventure

    Mar 25, 2009

    Diane Corlew is always up for an adventure. As a new Garrison intern, she is excited about the opportunities and new direction her career is taking. "It's really exciting to have the opportunity to learn so much about what goes on at the Garrison and how it all comes together to make everything work for the Arsenal," she said. "It's really exciting to be a part of the first group of interns."

  • Army Reserve Employer Partnership Unfazed by Flagging Economy

    Mar 25, 2009

    Army Reserve Employer Partnership Unfazed by Flagging Economy

  • Floor Cloths Come Alive with Designs of Budding Artists

    Mar 25, 2009

    Six-year-old ReAuna Heard loves her mom and dad, flowers, squiggly lines and birthday celebrations. And she wants to include all of those favorites on her uniquely designed floor cloth.

  • 'One-in-Four' addresses TRADOC senior enlisted leadership on sexual assault prevention

    Mar 25, 2009

    In this Year of the NCO, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Command Sgt. Maj. David Bruner had invited four young men to come and deliver a powerful message for the command's senior enlisted advisers to take back and use to train their Soldiers. Their presentation began with a chilling statistic: one out of every four college women has survived rape or attempted rape.

  • Mothers-to-Be New Addition to Parking Privileges

    Mar 25, 2009

    The Post Exchange and Commissary have a new addition outside. Expectant Mother parking spaces have been designated in each parking lot. "They're my baby," Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Rick Cooper quipped.

  • Golf Clinic Trains Instructors to Work With Wounded Servicemembers

    Mar 25, 2009

    Golf Clinic Trains Instructors to Work With Wounded Servicemembers

  • USARPAC general visits Watchdog MPs

    Mar 25, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, commander of United States Army Pacific Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, talks to Soldiers of the 8th Military Police Brigade during his visit March 24.

  • Innovative Brain Therapies Offer Hope to Injured Troops

    Mar 25, 2009

    Innovative Brain Therapies Offer Hope to Injured Troops

  • Stimulus package to fund new hospital at Fort Hood

    Mar 25, 2009

    The federal economic stimulus package will provide $621 million to build a new military hospital at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Soldier's Soldier Jumping into Retirement

    Mar 25, 2009

    As 1st Sgt. Paul Grosch walks out the door at Headquarters & Headquarters Company-Garrison, he can look back over his shoulder knowing his last assignment was one of the best in a career filled with challenges and opportunities that turned a young man into an accomplished and successful Soldier. With 21 years of service, Grosch is turning over his administrative duties as the senior enlisted Soldier for 650 Soldiers on Redstone Arsenal (not including the Soldiers of OMEMS, Fox Army Health Center or SMDC) and as a community liaison for the Garrison to incoming 1st Sgt. Albert Rocker, who previously served on the Arsenal in 2007 as the first sergeant of the NCO Academy. After a brief absence, Grosch hopes to return to Redstone Arsenal as a civilian employee. "One of the highlights of my career was this job because I learned a whole lot about the business of the Army," he said.

  • NCO proud to guide others

    Mar 25, 2009

    A health care NCO working with the WTB is proud to guide others

  • MND-B, IA Soldiers conduct joint medical training

    Mar 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi and American forces conducted a joint medical training exercise March 5-11 at the Iraqi Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Justice.

  • Test center recycles helicopter sensors

    Mar 25, 2009

    Throughout the Army, recycling often refers to innovative approaches to reusing paper, ink cartridges, plastics and other items that would normally be disposed of in a landfill. But by looking at possible ways to reuse outdated military hardware, some programs on Redstone Arsenal are using the idea of recycling to give new purpose to hardware that's aged beyond its normal life cycle. At the Redstone Technical Test Center, engineer Chris Dobbins is now in possession of six infrared sensors (also known as pods) that will add new capabilities to Test Area 3's testing program. Though of value to RTTC, these sensors - known as the Star SAFIRE I, the first generation forward looking infrared sensor, for the Black Hawk -- were deemed unusable by Medevac Black Hawk, Utility Helicopters Project Office, which has long since replaced them with the more technologically advanced Star SAFIRE II.

  • Judge sets sentence for Bragg shooting spree

    Mar 25, 2009

    Sgt. William J. Kreutzer Jr. was sentenced Tuesday to life imprisonment after being found guilty of murder and attempted murder in the 1995 shooting of 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers at Towle Stadium.

  • Artillery paratroopers conduct ISF checkpoint inspection

    Mar 25, 2009

  • Pay banding for intelligence mission

    Mar 25, 2009

    About 400 civilians at Redstone will convert to the Defense Department's new personnel system for intelligence workers. The Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System was explained in a town hall meeting March 17 at Bob Jones Auditorium. An estimated 150 people attended. "DCIPS is a human resource tool authorized under Title 10 giving the Secretary of Defense the authority to hire, develop and retain a diverse, versatile and highly-qualified work force to perform both the defense and national intelligence missions," said Yolanda Watson, chief of the Intelligence Personnel Management Office, headquarters Department of Army, DCS G-2.

  • MiTT Soldiers continue building IA forces

    Mar 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi Army soldiers from the 17th Motorized Transportation Regiment, 17th Iraqi Army Division, finished the first week of classes in a new Staff Officer training course developed by U.S. Soldiers with the 17th MTR, Military Transition Team, Multi National Division - Baghdad, held on Forward Operating Base Falcon, March 21.

  • MND-B Soldiers, Lutifiyah community celebrate new school

    Mar 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Locals blamed al-Qaeda in Iraq for destroying the Al-Khaladeen school during the days of sectarian violence that plagued Lutifiyah a few years ago. The AQI operatives did not want local children to attend the school, so they occupied the building, breaking and looting a place where future dreams are realized through education.

  • SMA Preston talks on Army's way ahead, Soldiers' concerns

    Mar 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD - President Barrack Obama's recent announcement to end combat operations in Iraq by August 2010 may raise a few concerns in the minds of troops serving here, including when they can expect to return home and the length of time between future deployments.

  • Safety is key when conducting combatives

    Mar 25, 2009

    Many 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers are learning modern Army combatives and other combative techniques as part of their training in Iraq today.

  • Old Guard Soldiers Train for EIB

    Mar 25, 2009

    The Old Guard sent 273 Soldiers to Fort A.P. Hill, Va., to try to earn their expert infantryman's badge. Of those 273, 134 proved themselves worthy of the badge. The badge is important because it shows that the wearer is an expert at the infantryman's trade.

  • Ironhorse takes the reins

    Mar 25, 2009

    CAMP WAR EAGLE, Iraq - On a clear and promising day, the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division held their mission assumption ceremony March 21 at Joint Security Station War Eagle, Iraq.

  • Suicide counseling: Chaplains offer absolute confidentiality

    Mar 25, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- During a 12-day span in March, U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr experienced five suicide situations. One of these cases ended tragically, something garrison leadership is determined will not happen again.

  • West Point sends priest to deploy with Long Knives

    Mar 25, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HUNTER, Iraq - The United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., sent one of its own, a Catholic priest, to the front lines to minister to the border-watching Long Knife Brigade.

  • 8 Airmen assist and advise 11 fuel farms in Iraq

    Mar 25, 2009

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)'s Air Force Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants Detachment here provides assistance and advice to the Army's command and conducts staff assistance visits to support operations at fuel sites across Iraq.

  • PBCA to receive first AMC safety award

    Mar 25, 2009

    The Pine Bluff Chemical Activity at Pine Bluff Arsenal has been awarded the U.S. Army Accident Prevention Award of Accomplishment in Safety from the U.S. Army Material Command. According to the AMC Safety Division, this is the first time this award has been presented.

  • TRADOC NCOs Meet with American Legion Leadership

    Mar 25, 2009

    SGM Len Harris and Drill Sergeant of the Year, SFC Herbert Thompson (center), met recently with American Legion National Commander Dave Rehbein (left) and Department of Virginia Commander Les Clevinger. Both NCOs spoke to Legionnaires about their deployment experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan and the relevant training new Soldiers receive during basic combat training. This year has been designated the Year of the NCO and all Soldiers are encouraged to share their Army stories with civilian audiences. Contact your public affairs office for more information. (Photo by Greg Mueller)

  • Army Emergency Relief campaign kicks off on Fort Meade

    Mar 25, 2009

    Army Emergency Relief Director retired Lt. Gen. Robert Foley addressed a crowd of more than 50 Soldiers during the kickoff ceremony for Fort Meade's 2009 Army Emergency Relief campaign.

  • Army Emergency Relief: Time to help those in need

    Mar 25, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Adding Strength to Army Strong." That's what contributors can do by donating during this year's Army Emergency Relief fund-raising campaign, said U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden program officials during a cake-cutting ceremony March 11 to kick off this year's campaign.

  • Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, West Point forges mettle

    Mar 25, 2009

    While United States Military Academy cadets had an opportunity this week to learn how the Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, the Arsenal employees also had an opportunity to see how the Army's academy at West Point forges its mettle.

  • NCOs step up, present unique color guard

    Mar 25, 2009

    Mission: Provide a 10-member, all-female color guard for the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Women's History Month 2009 Luncheon March 17, at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center on Daenner Kaserne.

  • Red Cross manager deploys to help troops serving in Iraq

    Mar 25, 2009

    After 27 years in the Army without a combat deployment, Peter Buttner, station manager at the Heidelberg American Red Cross station, has deployed three times with the Red Cross as a Services to the Armed Forces team member. Currently on his third deployment, Buttner leads a four-person SAF team in Tikrit, Iraq, which will provide emergency communication needs for Soldiers as well as help boost morale in their area of operations.

  • Author, researcher discusses the culture of military families

    Mar 25, 2009

    Brat is not a derogatory term when talking about children of service members. This is part of the message author Mary Edwards Wertsch brought with her when she visited the U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg communities to talk about her research and her book, "Military Brats: Legacies of Childhood Inside the Fortress."

  • New youth center opens thanks to Army Family Covenant project

    Mar 25, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- A new $1.25 million Youth Center, partially funded by Army Family Covenant, has been unveiled in the Hainerberg Housing area. It is the first to open of many new quality-of-life facilities planned for Wiesbaden's ultimate transformation.

  • Defibrillators: fitness center life savers

    Mar 25, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The American Red Cross reports that each year some 500,000 Americans die of cardiac arrest.

  • Preston addresses concerns, outlines goals to Soldiers in Iraq

    Mar 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD - President Barack Obama's recent announcement to end combat operations in Iraq by August 2010 has raised some concerns for troops serving in Iraq, including when they can expect to return home and the length of time between future deployments.

  • Mayor of Samarra sends a message to the people: Tear down that wall

    Mar 25, 2009

    The concrete barriers, commonly known as "T-walls," surround several government and military buildings throughout Samarra to provide a layer of protection against insurgent attacks. While T-walls have become a familiar site in Iraq, they are a sign of more dangerous times, and most citizens agree it's time for them to go.

  • We have to be the rock that keeps Soldiers working safely

    Mar 25, 2009

    Humphreys Garrison NCO talks about his Army service and what it means to him to be an NCO during a field training exercise with the Republic of Korea Army during March, 2009.

  • National Guard battles storms, flooding in five states

    Nov 18, 2011

    Rain and melting snow continue to increase flooding in five states across the northern United States and more than 1,200 National Guard troops have been called to respond.

  • Vicenza Soldiers honored for bravery in Afghanistan

    Oct 13, 2011

    Six Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company received medals of valor for combat actions July 13, 2008, in Wanat, a village in northeast Afghanistan. Nine of their comrades lost their lives during the fight.

  • A Soldier returns home, recaptures her past

    Mar 24, 2009

  • 2009 Spring Riverfront Clean-up

    Mar 24, 2009

    Participating in the 2009 Spring Riverfront Clean-up, along Dongducheon City's portion of the Shincheon River, are Pfc. Aaron Elwell (left) and Pfc. Evan Spruill of the 579th Signal Company. More than 150 Camp Casey Soldiers from the 210th Fires Brigade and their supporting elements partnered with local citizens and city officials March 20, 2009. City volunteers, along with support from Camp Casey's USO staff, were also on hand to pass out light snacks and beverages.

  • Strong Bonds weekend delivers tools for stronger marriages

    Mar 24, 2009

    With the sounds of the nearby Atlantic Ocean waves crashing the sandy beaches, more than 50 couples renewed their wedding vows during the finale of a three-day marriage retreat weekend.

  • Risk Management saves a fisherman

    Mar 24, 2009

    A Fort Riley Soldier credits his Composite Risk Management training with helping him to safely get out of his sinking boat without any injuries.

  • Riley's Conference Center hosts brunch with kids in mind

    Mar 24, 2009

    Parents and their children were able to share brunch together at Fort Riley's "Riley's Conference Center" on March 15.

  • Fort Riley Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard leads Chapman's St. Patrick's Par

    Mar 24, 2009

    Fort Riley sent Soldiers of the "Fighting Fourth" to show off their Irish pride in the Chapman, Kan., St. Patrick's Day Parade. Chapman, Kan., was hit by EF3 tornado in June 2008. Army Spc. Patrick Tutwiler had his home rebuilt by volunteers working with ABC-TV's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in October of 2008.

  • Fort Riley Middle School teen named Youth of the Year

    Mar 24, 2009

    A Fort Riley Middle School Teen Center student was recognized as the Youth of the Year.

  • Gulf Region Division announces new initiatives for Iraqi women-owned businesses

    Mar 24, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division in Iraq announced two initiatives March 21 that will expand Iraqi businesswomen's ability to gain work with GRD.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT Audie Murphy Club inductees

    Mar 24, 2009

    Four noncommissioned officers were inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club during the 2009 U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/ Army Forces Strategic Command Senior Enlisted Leaders Training Conference at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., March 24. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Michael Cost)

  • Ware Elementary students learn business of making money

    Mar 24, 2009

    Fort Riley students at Ware Elementary researched items to sell and learned what a fair price for their items would be as a larger part of the school's educational program to teach students of how to start a business.

  • Ellen Degeneres Show surprises Army spouse

    Mar 24, 2009

    For Shelea Diles, the meaning of green on St. Patrick's Day translated into dollars and lots of them.

  • Chapel doubled as school house in 1880s

    Mar 24, 2009

    Fort Riley children attending school on post in the 1880s attended their classes in a chapel (St. Mary's Chapel) as it is known to Soldiers and their families living on post today. Children whose fathers were enlisted Soldiers were taught the 3Rs at this school/chapel. Children whose fathers were officers were home schooled during this era of military service.

  • Training team brings basic non-commissioned officer course to Fort Riley

    Mar 24, 2009

    In an effort to professional develop Soldiers who cannot attend a resident Basic Non-Commissioned Officer professional development course, teams from Fort Lee, Va. traveled to Fort Riley, Kan., to train NCOs in the field of logistics and other leadership type of courses taught at the Quartermaster Center and School.

  • Torres the gunner

    Mar 24, 2009

    Army Reserve Sgt. Danielle R. Torres, a civil affairs non-commissioned officer, looks down from her turret as her protective security detail prepares for yet another mission here on March 21 2009. Torres, a corrections officer from Galloway, N.J., is the gunner on the lead Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) for the team, and the only woman qualified as a gunner on the .50-caliber machine gun. She is part of the 304th Civil Affairs Brigade which is nearing its tour here in Iraq. The brigade is the senior civil affairs command for approximately 800 civil affairs Soldiers and Sailors supporting war fighting commanders throughout Iraq. This Army Reserve brigade, composed predominantly of Warrior Citizen Soldiers from the Philadelphia area, is part of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Lt. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp

    Mar 24, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp U.S. Army Chief of Engineers Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • Crane Army certifies new LSS Black Belt

    Mar 24, 2009

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity took another important step in building its successful continuous improvement program with the recent certification of Process Improvement Specialist Tina Johnson as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

  • Fort Monroe Suicide Prevention Training

    Mar 24, 2009

  • ARCIC and TARDEC release robotics strategy

    Mar 24, 2009

    The Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) and the Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) recently announced a jointly-published "Robotics Strategy" white paper. The strategy looks at ways to further enable the Army's 1.1 million Soldiers.

  • Monroe officials cite AER successes during campaign kickoff event

    Mar 24, 2009

    Fort Monroe officials cite the successes of Army Emergency Relief during the installation's fundraising campaign kickoff.

  • RDECOM NCOs gather at APG for quarterly training

    Mar 24, 2009

    NCOs meet at APG quarterly

  • The United States Army Field Band Soldier-Musician Wins State-Level Award for Musical Composition

    Mar 24, 2009

  • 5th Signal Command welcomes new command sergeant major

    Mar 24, 2009

    5th Signal Command (Theater), headquartered in Mannheim, Germany, welcomed a new command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony at the sports arena on Sullivan Barracks.

  • Army FMWRC offers great getaways to Armed Forces Recreation Centers

    Mar 24, 2009

    Dream vacations awaits the winner of the Great Getaways Sweepstakes, an Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command-sponsored contest that began March 1 and runs through May 31.

  • Warrior Transition Soldier Awarded Purple Heart

    Mar 24, 2009

    WTB Soldier Awarde Purple Heart

  • Multi-service winners honored at Woman's History Month event

    Mar 24, 2009

    WASHINGTON -- Ten service members and civilians were honored as part of the Department of Defense Women's History Month Observance and Awards Program, March 19.

  • Celebrity Apprentice at West Point

    Mar 24, 2009

    Three photos of contestants on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice working with West Point Cadets for a segment on the reality tv show.

  • D.C. Police Chief speaks at ATEC for Women's History Month

    Mar 24, 2009

    From high school drop out to DC police chief, Cathy Lanier tells a compelling story.

  • Scrap Metal Mound

    Mar 24, 2009

    U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Solesbee looks around for potentially dangerous ordnance at Sheik Khalid scrap yard on Camp Taji, Iraq, March 18, 2009. Solesbee is assigned to the 710th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 3rd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group.

  • Fighting 69th Soldiers welcomed home on St. Patrick's Day

    Mar 24, 2009

    It was only fitting that Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, an Irishman through and through, welcomed back from Afghanistan 319 Soldiers from the famed New York National Guard's Fighting 69th Infantry Regiment on St. Patrick's Day in New York City

  • Fort Campbell's senior leadership targets rising trend

    Mar 24, 2009

    Fort Campbell's most senior military and civilian leaders met at Wilson Theater recently to discuss the critical issue of Soldier suicides.

  • Soldier-musicians provide musical therapy at Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

    Mar 24, 2009

    The United States Army Field Band, during their scheduled 2009 Spring tour of the Northeast, stopped by the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland, Maine, to sing and interact with patients there.

  • Guard helps stem flooding in Red River Valley

    Mar 24, 2009

    Almost 500 Guard members from two states were called out over the weekend to help stem the flow of floodwaters from the Red River in the Fargo, N.D. area.

  • Troupe uses humor to talk about tough topic

    Mar 24, 2009

    In the confusing realm of gender stereotypes, innuendo and sex roles in human relationships, often young Soldiers are left in a fog not knowing what is acceptable behavior and what's a crime. "This is part of a cultural change in our Army," said Lt. Col. Robert White, commander, U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg, Monday in an introduction to "Sex Signals," a scripted, interactive and improve show designed to make young people think about sexual assault prevention.

  • 81st RSC Wildcats host Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 24, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The 81st Regional Support Command hosted the unit's Best Warrior Competition March 20-22 here. The competitors were competing for spots in next month's regional competition.

  • Phillies Fans in Iraq

    Mar 24, 2009

    Being hundreds of miles away did not deter these die-hard Philadelphia Phillies fans from having one of Camp Slayer's streets re-named to honor their team. First Sergeant David M. Bernosky, with the 304th Civil Affairs Brigade, helped coordinate the project to boost moral for the Philadelphia based unit and to remind everyone in the Baghdad region who won the World Series. This Army Reserve brigade, composed of warrior -citizen Soldiers from the Philadelphia area, are part of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • AER helps Soldiers, families in need

    Mar 24, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy - Army Emergency Relief is a nonprofit organization that assists active and retired Soldiers and their families with financial emergencies.

  • Spotlight NCO: Sgt. Adam L. Forth (U.S. Army Alaska)

    Mar 23, 2009

    Sgt. Adam L. Forth, a quality assurance/quality control inspector with G Battery, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, stands out as a noncommissioned officer because of his professionalism, candor and authority.

  • Communications specialist retires after 56 years of service

    Mar 23, 2009

    After 56 years of military and civilian service, Jimmie Byrd is calling it quits. The Directorate of Information Management communications specialist will leave his job April 1 with plans of retiring to North Carolina where a slower pace of life awaits.

  • Warrior Combat Reset Program gets NCO back on track

    Mar 23, 2009

    "Joining the Army was the best decision I ever made," said Staff Sgt. Eric Leuschner, recruiter for the Dallas Recruiter Battalion, Lubbock Company, Midland Recruiter Station in Midland, Texas. But, after three deployments and an immediate assignment to recruiting, Leuschner's future was in doubt. "When I returned from Iraq I didn't want to wake up in the mornings anymore, I had no fear for anything, I felt like an empty being, my soul was gone," Leuschner said. After experiencing a break down, Leuschner sought help. He learned about the Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program at Fort Hood from a fellow recruiter who had previously attended.

  • Warrior Combat Reset Program gets NCO back on track

    Mar 23, 2009

    "Joining the Army was the best decision I ever made," said Staff Sgt. Eric Leuschner, recruiter for the Dallas Recruiter Battalion, Lubbock Company, Midland Recruiter Station in Midland, Texas. But, after three deployments and an immediate assignment to recruiting, Leuschner's future was in doubt. "When I returned from Iraq I didn't want to wake up in the mornings anymore, I had no fear for anything, I felt like an empty being, my soul was gone," Leuschner said. After experiencing a break down, Leuschner sought help. He learned about the Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program at Fort Hood from a fellow recruiter who had previously attended.

  • Soldiers may better handle trauma with resilience training

    Mar 23, 2009

    WASHINGTON -- The Army can mitigate the effects of post traumatic stress disorder by training Soldiers to be more mentally resilient in advance, an Army doctor said Monday.

  • Soldiers learn how to get out of the 'battle mind' and back into the 'peacetime mind&

    Mar 23, 2009

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program can bring back the balance needed for a good reset. The program is designed to reduce hyper-arousal symptoms and inappropriate reactions to normal everyday events.

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  • Today's platoon leader must be psychologist, diplomat

    Mar 23, 2009

    Leading a platoon has always required skills as a planner, supervisor, mentor, motivational speaker, social worker, and psychologist -- and since 9/11, it also requires the knowledge of a diplomat, foreign forces trainer and negotiator.

  • Overseas Army garrison applies GIS technology to manage environmental program

    Mar 23, 2009

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for the Environment, Safety and Occupational Health Tad Davis recognized the garrison as the Army's most outstanding overseas environmental quality effort in fiscal year 2008. The Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards represent the highest honor in the field of environmental science conferred by the Army.

  • SDDC celebrates 10K MRAPs moved via surface

    Mar 23, 2009

    A ceremony was held in Charleston, S.C., today to celebrate the 10,000th mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle shipped via surface by Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) to U.S. Central Command.

  • Fort Polk's CYSS provides absorbing after school activities

    Mar 23, 2009

    Fort Polk's Child, Youth and School Services ensures that parents on post have an alternative to leaving their young child at home alone. Not only is it safer for the child, but the after school program can give parents the peace of mind they need to do their jobs.

  • Fort Polk MPs train for real-world missions

    Mar 23, 2009

    The company is preparing to deploy, focusing on supporting local police with training and oversight.

  • Corps of Engineers helps states in predicted flood area

    Mar 23, 2009

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are working around the clock in a race against the weather. Corps engineers are helping Minnesota and North Dakota communities in the Red River of the North river basin in preparing for predicted flood elevations not seen since 1997.

  • Iraqi Police take control of JSS Siniyah from U.S. Forces

    Mar 23, 2009

    Iraqi Police took control of Joint Security Station Siniyah from the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division during a transfer ceremony March 8. The Iraqi Police in the area are now fully responsible for providing security for the people of Siniyah.

  • South Korean national hero visits FORSCOM

    Mar 23, 2009

    Republic of Korea retired Gen. Paik Sun Yup, a legend in his homeland, arrived in the United States March 16, to visit U.S. Forces Command and then open the Korean War Gallery inside the Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Tobyhanna builds steel bracket prototype - Picatinny joins forces with employees, engineers to help

    Mar 23, 2009

    Tobyhanna partnered with Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to build a device that will help protect warfighters against the threat of improvised explosive devices.

  • Acting JM&L LCMC commanding general honors local student for earning his karate black belt

    Mar 23, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The acting commanding general for the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command recognized a local student for attaining his black belt during a karate class at Forge Fitness here March 11.

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