Archive: Mar 2009

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  • Ending Stop-Loss and Launching Stop-Loss Special Pay

    Mar 19, 2009

  • USFK commander tells senators tours in Korea to be Aca,!EoenormalizedAca,!a,,c

    Mar 19, 2009

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 19, 2009) -- Quality of life for Soldiers and their families is one of three key priorities for the commander of United States Forces Korea.

  • Fort Sill "NCO Backbone Ball" Stresses Key Role of NCOs

    Mar 19, 2009

  • Association Recognizes Top Army Workers

    Mar 19, 2009

    Emotions ran high for Rick Turner during the Department of the Army Civilian of the Year Award Dinner hosted by the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army on March 10 at the Von Braun Center. Turner, the executive director of the Aviation and Missile CommandAca,!a,,cs Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Activity, first got emotional when his name was announced as a nominee for the top civilian award presented by the local AUSA chapter. But those emotions were even stronger when he was announced as the chapterAca,!a,,cs 2009 winner of the highly coveted award. Aca,!A"I get choked up when I think about Soldiers in harmAca,!a,,cs way and how critical it is for us to support them,Aca,!A? Turner said.

  • Troops Get Advice from Senior Enlisted Soldier

    Mar 19, 2009

    Chances are that the insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan know as much about U.S. Soldier capabilities as the young Soldiers that enlist. "Learn your craft. You need to stay ahead of them," Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger of the Army Materiel Command said. Mellinger addressed a roomful of Soldiers on March 5 at Heiser Hall during his visit to Redstone Arsenal. In this session titled "NCO Professional Development: Technology and the Warfighter," he shared personal experiences during his career and hard lessons learned during war. He wanted to let Soldiers know that each of them is an essential part of the Army and that each makes a difference in the nation's defense. He wanted them to know what it means to be a Soldier.

  • Zabul Afghan Aucoin Feb 09

    Mar 19, 2009

  • Warrior Family Covenant signing

    Mar 19, 2009

  • LOGCAP Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

    Mar 19, 2009

  • Commentary: Officer recalls NCOAca,!E+mentoring new battalion S4

    Mar 19, 2009

    Commentary by an officer about how a mentoring professional NCO help him transition into a new job.

  • 1 HBCT Preps For Rapid Deployment

    Mar 19, 2009

    Soldiers of 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, recently practiced an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise to Camp Blanding, Fla., March 7-14. The EDRE was not only a test of the brigade's ability to deploy rapidly, but also a chance for Soldiers to practice various skills they might need in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or High-Yield Explosive Consequence Management Response Force mission.

  • Fort Leavenworth hosts, wins first combatives tournament

    Mar 19, 2009

    In the first Fort Leavenworth combatives tournament March 14, the home team got to keep the Commander's Cup at home.

  • Corporate leaders visit CGSCAca,!E+students

    Mar 19, 2009

    More than a dozen members of the corporate business world had an eye-opening experience visiting with Command and General Staff College students as part of a National Security Roundtable March 16-17.

  • KU, CGSCAca,!E+team for supply chain management degree program

    Mar 19, 2009

    This May, 11 officers attending the Command and General Staff College's Intermediate Level Education course will be the first recipients of a new degree offered by the University of Kansas.

  • NYPDAca,!E+expert discusses counter-terrorism efforts

    Mar 19, 2009

    Richard Kaminski, director of intelligence analysis for the Counter Terrorism Division within the New York City Police Department, spoke March 12 at Grant Auditorium as part of a new lecture series at the Combined Arms Center.

  • Sergeant Major of Army offers advice at Fort Leavenworth

    Mar 19, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston shared his thoughts about being a noncommissioned officer during his visit to Fort Leavenworth March 17 for the post's official kick-off event for the Year of the NCO.

  • Army's top medic visits "Lifeline" crew

    Mar 19, 2009

  • Fort Leavenworth celebrates Year of the NCO

    Mar 19, 2009

    The Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth celebrated current and past noncommissioned officers at the NCO and Sergeant Audie Murphy Club induction ceremony March 17 at the Lewis and Clark Center's Eisenhower Auditorium. The event marked the post's official kick off for the Year of the NCO.

  • Dagger Soldier earns citizenship

    Mar 19, 2009

  • Castle engineers strengthen JSS Ur defenses

    Mar 19, 2009

  • Heavy maintenance shop keeps plugging away

    Mar 19, 2009

    For the men and women at Belvoir's Directorate of Logistics Heavy Maintenance Shop, passion for their craft is shown through their many years of experience. Several of the mechanics have honed their skills over 20 years of mechanical experience in the military and as civilians.

  • Medic on patrol in Iraq treats burned child

    Mar 19, 2009

  • Picatinny Arsenal kicks of the Year of the NCO

    Mar 19, 2009

  • Security progress in Iraq

    Mar 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Lt. Col. Dave Bair, of Fairfax, Va., commander, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, met with a local Sons of Iraq (SoI) leader at Joint Security Station Zubaida to discuss their continuing support of security improvements in the East Rashid district of Baghdad, March 12.

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

    Mar 19, 2009

  • TOCDF Destroys 50 Percent of Mustard Ton Container Stockpile

    Mar 19, 2009

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency achieved another milestone March 12 when Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility hit 50 percent completion of the mustard agent-filled ton containers stored at Deseret Chemical Depot. This is more than 3,199 mustard agent-filled ton containers.

  • High school students get ethical

    Mar 19, 2009

    A recent survey on high school ethics found that, within the preceding year, 30 percent of students had stolen from a store and 64 percent had cheated on a test. To confront this problem, 11 West Point Cadets led 108 juniors, chosen for their leadership qualities, from 33 local high schools in the second annual Leadership and Ethics Conference at George Mason University.

  • Fort Belvoir components train in suicide prevention

    Mar 19, 2009

    Over the past month, Fort Belvoir's units, directorates and organizations have joined the Army-wide efforts to educate Soldiers and government civilians about suicide prevention by participating in an interactive video that covers various suicide scenarios.

  • Dog Tags for Kids

    Mar 19, 2009

  • Special Event

    Mar 19, 2009

    Wood Theatre hosts movie, "Bolt," for local Exceptional Family Member Program

  • Spartan becomes U.S. Citizen

    Mar 19, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - It was just another day for most Soldiers stationed here on the operating base in southern Iraq, but Sgt. Maria Camacho said she will probably never forget March 3.

  • Army Emergency Relief Campaign is in full swing

    Mar 19, 2009

    Retired Lt. Gen. Robert Foley, director of the U.S. Army Emergency Relief program, stopped by the Fort Belvoir Community Center Wednesday to remind Soldiers of all the benefits associated with AER.

  • 13th ESC unit to move from OIF to OEF

    Mar 19, 2009

    Soldiers from the 15th Sustainment Brigade's 154th Transportation Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, currently deployed to Iraq, soon will be re-positioned to serve the remainder of their tour in Afghanistan. The transportation Soldiers will join about 9,000 other servicemembers who have been repositioned in the past six months to support the mission in Afghanistan.

  • Ivy Division Soldiers smash retention mission, stay steadfast, loyal

    Mar 19, 2009

  • Representative Lungren tours Folsom Bridge

    Mar 19, 2009

  • Troops provide medicine to remote villagers in Djibouti

    Mar 19, 2009

    Servicemembers traveled throughout remote regions of Djibouti March 7-14 to provide medical and public health aid to more than 2,000 villagers.

  • Warrior Tactical Academy Prepares Soldiers for Deployment

    Mar 19, 2009

    The 832nd Ordnance Battalion is the last stop for many trainee Soldiers before they head off to their respective units. So when the chance comes up for these Soldiers to receive extra training to prepare them for a possible deployment overseas, they head off for Warrior Tactical Academy where they will receive a refresher course on their "Warrior Task and Battle Drills." While at the WTA, trainee Soldiers could face a multitude of scenarios, making preparation for each a vital part of their training mission. "What we had going on (March 10) was training the Soldiers for the lane they will go on tomorrow. They will be conducting convoy operations where they will be dealing with civilian scenarios and also IED (improvised explosive device) scenarios, all to prepare them of any possible deployments overseas," said Staff Sgt. Alexander Cox, a member of Headquarters & Alpha and also a cadre at the WTA.

  • Blue Star Banners Honor Families of War Fighters

    Mar 19, 2009

  • Korean War vets celebrate leadership and integration

    Mar 19, 2009

    "We made history," said retired Sgt 1st Class Louis S. Diggs author, Korean War veteran and former member of the all-Black Maryland National Guard 726th Transportation Truck Battalion. "We made history because the 726th Transportation Truck [Company] was the first of many National Guard units to support the Korean War."

  • Setting Example for Young Soldiers with Dedication to Cause

    Mar 19, 2009

    Leading by example - it's what a noncommissioned officer is committed to do from the first day they are promoted to a leadership position. NCOs live the Army values. They are known as "The Backbone of the Army" and the professional trainers of the Soldier force. Their mission and the welfare of their Soldiers always come first. Their professionalism and care for Soldiers in their charge has ensured Army success both on and off the battlefield during a time of persistent and extended conflict. The Army is recognizing the efforts, dedication and exemplary performance of its NCOs by proclaiming 2009 the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer. Secretary of the Army Pete Geren announced the year's special designation at the opening of the annual Association of the U.S. Army meeting in Washington, D.C. in October 2008.

  • Czars' private music unveiled by U.S. Army, Russian partnership

    Mar 19, 2009

    Quintets from the U.S. Army Band and Russian National Orchestra joined together March 17 to perform music from the private collections of Czars Alexander III and Nicholas II -- music that hadn't been heard in over 100 years.

  • Education reduces stigma facing redeployed Soldiers

    Mar 19, 2009

    Education Reduces Stigma Facing Redeployed Soldiers

  • Read Across America week at Ansbach

    Mar 19, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- Students of Millie Cordoba's first grade class, principal Essie Grant, and Hellen O'Donnell, reading specialist, are helped by the Cat in the Hat (Ramona Kechelen) signing the "I Pledge to Read Every Day," banner at the Ansbach Elementary School library, kicking off Read across America week at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach.

  • WTU Soldier prepares for life after Army

    Mar 19, 2009

    It has been nearly two years since Staff Sgt. Timothy Gillem was injured when an Improvised Explosive Device exploded under the vehicle he was traveling in. The road to recovery has been a long one for the 13-year veteran - a road of physical, emotional and vocational rehabilitation while assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit. His condition is like a "strange animal," Gillem said. "I get better one day, then on a cold day it bothers me. I wake up and I can feel it. It makes me ache. I hate it." On April 12, 2007, while stationed in Samarra, Iraq, with the 82nd Airborne Division, Gillem, the infantryman and his team were headed back to their base. While crossing a canal, the IED was detonated underneath them.

  • Job pact: Local businesses, Reserves team up to fight unemployment

    Mar 19, 2009

    With South Carolina suffering from one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, Soldiers in the U.S. Army Reserve who call the Palmetto State home now have an edge in the job hunt in these tough economic times. As part of the Employment Partnership Initiative, the Army Reserve signed a Memorandum of Agreement with 16 local businesses and law enforcement agencies March 5, to make it a priority to the recruit, train and hire Reserve Soldiers.

  • AFCC advance team gears up for classes

    Mar 19, 2009

    The first classes at the new Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center are not scheduled to begin until February, but an advance team has been working on establishing the center since August. The team of five consists of Air Force, Army and Navy chaplains and chaplain assistants. The team members act on behalf of their chaplain schools' commandants to facilitate the move of the Air Force Chaplain Service Institute, the Naval Chaplain School and the Navy's Religious Program Specialist School to Fort Jackson.

  • Army announces plan to reduce stop-loss

    Mar 19, 2009

    The Army announced today that Soldiers affected by "Stop-Loss" will begin receiving $500 per month soon, and the Total Army will gradually reduce the number of those affected by the program that involuntarily extends Soldiers beyond the end of their enlistment or retirement dates in units deploying to combat areas.

  • Drill sergeant stands a fighting chance

    Mar 19, 2009

    When Staff Sgt. Anitra Randall went through Basic Combat Training 12 years ago, Modern Army Combatives was not part of the curriculum. Now, Randall is a drill sergeant with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment and one of roughly 150 female Soldiers in the Army who are certified as a Level III combatant - the second highest level attainable. Randall was certified at Level I during her preparation to become a drill sergeant, but decided to take her training further soon after she got on the trail.

  • Gates approves plan to end Army's involuntary extensions

    Mar 19, 2009

    The Army will phase out use of the so-called "stop-loss" program between now and January, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today.

  • Year of the NCO: 'No better job'

    Mar 19, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Spc. Jason Boatwright, a soon-to-be noncommissioned officer, describes in his own words the duties of a chaplain assistant and what NCOs bring to that career field

  • Red Cloud Commander visits 600th Defense Security Unit

    Mar 19, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson (right), USAG-RC garrison commander, receives a command briefing from Col. Choi, Kwang Bok, 600th Defense Security Unit, Uijeongbu while on a routine visit March 6. - Courtesy photo

  • Peter Bechtel visits Warrior Country

    Mar 19, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Peter B. Bechtel, deputy director Army Plans and Policy, and director, U.S. Army Nuclear and Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Agency, came to Area I March 16. Garrison chain of command briefed him about happenings in Warrior Country as Bechtel's visit was to see the ongoing internal projects.

  • Faces of Strength: Sgt. 1st Class Agustin Mendez

    Mar 19, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Sgt. 1st Class Augustine Mendez has devoted nearly 20 years to the U.S. Army. In that time he has made tremendous achievements as a military soccer coach, lived by corps values for leading Soldiers and maintained a strong sense of family.

  • Sergeant earns Silver Star for charging into face of enemy during ambush in Afghanistan

    Oct 17, 2011

    BAMBERG, Germany (Mar. 18, 2009) -- Staff Sgt. Lincoln V. Dockery said he didn't even see the grenade that sent shrapnel into his right forearm while charging insurgent fighters in Afghanistan's Korengal valley, Nov. 16, 2007. "Someone yelled out, and I looked up and saw it coming. My hand went up and a hot, sharp feeling went through," he said. Dockery, a combat engineer then assigned to a route clearance patrol with Company A of the 173rd Airborne Brigade's Special Troops Battalion, said he decided the injury wasn't major, and continued his charge up a hill into enemy fire and earning a Silver Star for valor. The medal and a Purple Heart were awarded here, March 11.

  • Stop-Loss stops in January, Army leaders say

    Mar 18, 2009

    That Army plans to phase out its reliance on stop-loss by January, Army leaders say.

  • Spotlight NCO: SSG Sean G. Bailey (U.S. Army Alaska)

    Mar 18, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Sean G. Bailey, a section leader with B Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, credits the Soldiers he leads for making him an outstanding noncommissioned officer.

  • Engineer Unit Soldiers Prepare for Deployment

    Mar 18, 2009

    Deploying to Iraq is not a new experience for Reserve Spc. Brandon Hall. But it is for his wife, Raeneal, their infant daughter Alivia and their yet unborn daughter Audrey. So, while Hall completes additional war fighter training and gets ready for a one-year deployment, his eight-months pregnant wife wants to learn everything she can about Army services, benefits and family support programs that will help her care for two daughters while her husband is away. For that reason, the couple appreciated the opportunity to participate in an information-packed Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon Pre-Mobilization Briefing on March 8 in preparation for the deployment of 181 Soldiers of the 375th Engineer Company. The six-hour briefing at the Officers and Civilians Club involved presentations on everything the military has to offer families, from Tricare, the Post Exchange and veterans benefits to entitlements, legal issues and services provided by Army Community Service, Military One Source, Family Morale Welfare and Recreation, and the American Red Cross.

  • Mississippi 'Stingrays' end missions in Baghdad

    Mar 18, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - On March 18, another chapter came to a close in the history of the 890th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, as the 'Stingray' leaders assembled their Soldiers to hand over their mission in the Baghdad area to the 4th Engineer Battalion from Fort Carson, Colo. in a transfer of authority ceremony.

  • Detainee release in Tarmiyah offers fresh start

    Mar 18, 2009

    TARMIYAH, Iraq - A big blue bus rolled to a stop here, and Shaman Abdul Hadi stepped off, followed by 15 other men. Hadi hadn't been to Tarmiyah or seen his family for 17 months, and was ready for a fresh start.

  • Military urban legends versus true tales: real life stories prove more interesting

    Mar 18, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - For decades there were urban legends floating around that Jerry Mathers, who played the title character on Leave It to Beaver, died in Vietnam and that Fred Rogers from the PBS show Mr. Roger's Neighborhood was either a Navy SEAL or a U.S. Marine sniper.

  • Army Announces Plan to Reduce Stop-Loss; Payments to begin soon

    Mar 18, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Army announced today that Soldiers affected by "Stop-Loss" will begin receiving $500 per month soon, and the Total Army will gradually reduce the number of those affected by the program that involuntarily extends Soldiers beyond the end of their enlistment or retirement dates in units deploying to combat areas.

  • First Ironhorse Soldier to re-up in Iraq

    Mar 18, 2009

  • Troopers hone skills for IED hunt

    Mar 18, 2009

    CAMP SLAYER, Iraq - Metal detectors, evidence bags, cameras, probes, mirrors, flashlights, shovels and ladders; add a David Caruso look alike and you have the makings of a good CSI: Miami episode.

  • Running o' the green: Ironhorse troops celebrate St. Patrick's Day with 5K

    Mar 18, 2009

  • Meeting with the neighbors

    Mar 18, 2009

  • Soup's on

    Mar 18, 2009

  • Watchdogs Take Bite Out of Procurement Fraud

    Mar 18, 2009

    The organizations at Redstone deal with a lot of contracts, as both supplier and receiver. With millions of dollars at stake, they must be ever vigilant to ensure that what the contract calls for is what is actually being done. When it looks like something isn't right, the Huntsville Fraud Resident Agency of the Criminal Investigation Division is there to help. "When all these big buying commands go out and purchase tanks, helicopters or equipment, we are the watchdog for the Army," Jim Wallis, resident agent in charge, said.

  • An anniversary of sorts and a turning point

    Mar 18, 2009

    I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes. I was living peaceably when people began to speak bad of me. Now I can eat well, sleep well and be glad. I can go everywhere with a good feeling. Geronimo.

  • Secretary of Army presents top achievement awards

    Mar 18, 2009

    The 17 recipients of the 2008 Secretary of the Army Awards were honored March 18 during a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at the gates of Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Brain Injury Services Pass Review

    Mar 18, 2009

    A Soldier's scars from war are often hidden. They reveal themselves through memory loss, headaches, dizziness or blurred vision. The symptoms may appear months or years after his or her return home. These hidden scars are diagnosed and treated in the newly formed Traumatic Brain Injury program at Fox Army Health Center. TBI Services director Dr. Lynley Ebeling and her case manager Tim Elmore have their office within the behavioral medicine clinic at Fox. "Basically our mission is to have them functioning back at normal levels so they can go on and complete their mission as a Soldier," said Ebeling, a neuropsychologist and licensed clinical psychologist.

  • Senior Enlisted Leaders Training Conference scheduled for March 25

    Mar 18, 2009

    VANDERBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Senior Enlisted Leaders Training Conference is scheduled for March 24-25 at the Pacific Coast Club here.

  • Gates Pays Respects to Fallen Servicemembers at Dover

    Mar 18, 2009

  • Hohenfels team trains brigade at Bragg using EIS

    Mar 18, 2009

    The Joint Multinational Readiness Center packed up its equipment from Hohenfels, Germany, and brought it to Fort Bragg, N.C. It was the first time the team trained a brigade-sized unit solely using the Exportable Instrumentation System.

  • Sugarland in Nederland - international venue a treat for the troops

    Mar 18, 2009

    BRUNSSUM, Netherlands -- A trio of trios led to an awesome performance by Sugarland to over 1,800 captivated U.S. Armed Forces and NATO service and family members admitted free into the Sporthal Rumpen here Friday, March 13. It was all about "threes" for an historic first - and community volunteers stepped up to help make it happen.

  • 'First Swing' golf clinic to train instructors, disabled Soldiers

    Mar 18, 2009

    The National Amputee Golf Association's "First Swing" mission is twofold: to help military golf instructors learn how to work with wounded warriors and to encourage disabled Soldiers to get back into the swing of an active lifestyle.

  • JMTC exports training capability to Fort Bragg

    Mar 18, 2009

    The 7th Army's Joint Multinational Training Command send its Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) to Fort Bragg for a month to test the Army's exportable training concepts.

  • Jazz Ambassadors help student record original jazz piece

    Mar 18, 2009

    U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors assist a local student in recording his original jazz piece, "Low Tide."

  • Eastin reviews Fort Carson expansion

    Mar 18, 2009

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment Keith Eastin visited Fort Carson to review progress on the expansion of the installation.

  • Year of the NCO: A call to enhance, recognize and inform

    Mar 18, 2009

    "Year of the NCO" is a call to enhance, recognize and inform

  • Year of the NCO: Fort Meade celebrates with esprit de corps run

    Mar 18, 2009

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from Fort Meade came together Friday for a two-mile run in recognition of the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer. More than 1,500 service members gathered in the dark before Reveille on Mullins Field near the Gaffney Fitness Center in preparation for Fort Meade's Year of the NCO Run.

  • Total Impact: Leaders gather for outcome based training workshop

    Mar 18, 2009

    The Fort Meade-based Asymmetric Warfare Group sponsored an Outcome Based Training and Education workshop on March 5 and 6 for training developers, instructors and leaders throughout the Army. The workshop allowed the AWG to explain OBT&E, and helped participants better understand challenges associated with training.

  • Don't take vision for granted

    Mar 18, 2009

    Don't take your vision for granted-take care of your eyes, and your eyes will take care of you.

  • Contact after redeployment key to cutting suicide rate, says G-1

    Mar 18, 2009

    Ending a policy where Citizen-Soldiers were excused monthly drills for 90 days after deployment helped the Army Guard better take care of its troops, the Army's deputy chief of staff for personnel, G-1, said here Monday

  • Soldiers learn how to learn

    Mar 18, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Frances Judkins, an Army Education Services Division guidance counselor, spoke to a group of 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers ranked private to corporal about their educational opportunities at the 180th Transportation Battalion motor pool here, March 13.

  • NCO commits to Army career

    Mar 18, 2009

    Staff Sgt. John S. Wollaston, a broadcast journalist of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), reenlists in front of the pillar of his home state, Texas, at the National World War II Memorial, Washington D.C. Wollaston's reenlistment is indefinite, ensuring a career and retirement from the Army.

  • NCO serves as 'backbone' for suicide prevention training

    Mar 18, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Just as NCOs are the backbone of the Army, Staff. Sgt. Jonathon Vinson provided consistency and structure to all eight suicide prevention training presentations held the first two weeks in March throughout the Kaiserslautern military community.

  • From cadet to colonel: Female brigade commander shares military experiences

    Mar 18, 2009

    As a cadet in the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., Leah R. Fuller-Friel became her battalion's first female commander. Now, 25 years later and a colonel, she's the first female commander of the U.S. Army NATO Brigade, headquartered at Tompkins Barracks in Schwetzingen.

  • Year of the Noncommissioned Officer - Spotlight NCO

    Mar 18, 2009

  • U.S. Army Germany hosts sexual assault awareness events

    Mar 18, 2009

    Leaders, military and civilian, will be stressing education, awareness and prevention of sexual assault during several events planned here for the month of April.

  • HQDA G-4 Organization Chart

    Mar 18, 2009

    The HQDA G-4 Organization Chart as of January 2010.

  • Promoting small business the space way

    Mar 18, 2009

    A U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command employee received the fiscal year 2008 Secretary of the Army Award for Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Garfield W. Boon, principal assistant responsible for contracting, USASMDC/ARSTRAT, received his award from the Secretary of the Army Pete Geren at 10 a.m., March 18 at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • 1122 Program

    Mar 18, 2009

    Information about the 1122 Program.

  • Kaiserslautern joint celebration to say 'thanks' to youth

    Mar 18, 2009

  • Troops aid Afghans with security, supplies

    Mar 18, 2009

    As the Afghan people work to develop their infrastructure, U.S. forces are offering their assistance on a number of fronts.

  • Hosting dignitaries - all in a day's work for USAG Brussels

    Mar 18, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - In the course of back-to-back weeks, two U.S. government officials visited here, with U.S. Army Garrison Brussels directly supporting the trips.

  • 'No Thin Skin' - Trainers Help Hawaii-based Soldiers Improve During Exercise

    Mar 18, 2009

    The small group of Soldiers walked around the controlled chaos of the forward command post, observing and writing notes. The Soldiers wore their patrol caps indoors, to be more easily identified. Their purpose - to help a developing theater sustainment command staff raise their game and better serve their commanding general. The observer trainers are part of Operations Group Sierra Fox, a specialized unit of combined arms experts from the Battle Command Training Program out of the Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The group was formed as part of Army Transformation to oversee and train theater sustainment commands, expeditionary sustainment commands, and other support and functional brigades.

  • Army leaders weigh medical conditions when disciplining Soldiers

    Mar 17, 2009

    Army leaders say they are committed to balancing the medical needs of recovering Soldiers with maintaining good order and discipline in Warrior Transition Units.

  • Ironhorse hits the road with MRAPs

    Mar 17, 2009

    CAMP WAR EAGLE, Iraq - Soldiers from the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division started off their new rotation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-10 with the improved truck of choice to patrol Iraq - Mine-Resistance Ambush-Protected vehicles.

  • Ironhorse MPs gear up for Iraq

    Mar 17, 2009

    CAMP BUERHING, Kuwait - On a dusty and overcast morning, military police began their training on the personal security detachment (PSD) lanes in Kuwait to better serve Soldiers of 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division during their rotation in Iraq.

  • Rusafa benefits from Krypton Knight III: Joint post-election operation aimed at stability, security

    Mar 17, 2009

    BAGHDAD- More than a month has passed since the Iraqi Government held it's Provincial Elections in 14 of its 18 districts nationwide.

  • Old Guard soccer star scores bronze

    Mar 17, 2009

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