Archive: Mar 2009

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  • Crane Army stands-up LMP Cadre Leadership Team

    Mar 17, 2009

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity is taking steps in alignment with the Army Materiel Command to modernize the way it does business for the warfighter by standing up its Logistics Modernization Program.

  • Ironhorse Soldiers train for Iraq

    Mar 17, 2009

  • Recon course teaches leadership, communication

    Mar 17, 2009

    It's not often that Soldiers, Navy Seals and Marines are all on the same team, but at the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course, cooperation across military branches is all in a day's work. RSLC, led by the Ranger Training Brigade, is a 26-day course teaching skills such as observation and reporting, in-depth planning, surveillance site construction, and use of radio and cameras. Training is divided between classroom instruction and hands-on work in the field.

  • AMU shooters take aim at excellence

    Mar 17, 2009

    At the Army Marksmanship Unit, which calls itself "Home of Champions," it's not unusual for a Soldier to hold multiple Olympic, national and world titles. In fact, as one of the unit's three missions - to win competitions; to provide research, development and training; and to assist with recruiting and public relations - winning is part of an AMU Soldier's job description.

  • Fulfilling Jacob's wish

    Mar 17, 2009

    BELADIYAT, Iraq - A month after a Colorado boy collected his toys and sent them to Iraq, a group of U.S. Paratroopers distributed the items to children in eastern Baghdad's 9 Nissan District, March 16.

  • PWSS handover brings bright, clean future

    Mar 17, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Four public works sub-stations (PWSS) funded by Coalition forces were turned over to the Government of Iraq March 16, during a ceremony in the Yarmouk neighborhood of the Mansour district in Baghdad.

  • AER, Army Community supports victims of fire

    Mar 17, 2009

    Right before the Dinger family suffered a house fire on post Feb. 28, they were more worried about the possibility of dealing with a tornado. "It was raining hard. We had discussed where we would go in case of an emergency," said Jennifer Dinger, a mom of three. The family was in the living room when they saw a flash from the kitchen. In a matter of minutes, oil cooking on the stove had caught fire.

  • Promotion for Texan

    Mar 17, 2009

  • Fort Bragg Earns Culinary Bragging Rights

    Mar 17, 2009

    The 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., concluded March 13 with an awards ceremony. The culinary arts team from Fort Bragg, N.C., earned the top prize of Installation of the Year, while Spc. Javier Muniz was awarded Armed Forces Junior Chef of the Year. Javier and Spc. Gregory Smith earned the award for best two-member team in the Nutritional Hot Food Challenge.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Paul Bucha to present EIBs to Soldiers

    Mar 17, 2009

    Paul Bucha, a recipient of the Medal of Honor and advisor to Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, will congratulate Soldiers who have earned their EIBs at a ceremony to be held at Fort Myer, Va.

  • "Selfless" 1SG to donate kidney to 10-year-old

    Mar 17, 2009

    "Selfless" is how Rebecca Story describes 1SG Corey Myers, B Company, 4th Ranger Training Battalion. Myers is going to donate a kidney for Story's 10-year-old son, Nicholas. The transplant is scheduled for April. In 2006, a sports physical revealed Nicholas had an underdeveloped kidney, which stunted his growth.

  • Taking time to teach: Former teacher volunteers time, effort with English lessons for Iraqis

    Mar 17, 2009

    BAGHDAD - It is 9 p.m. at al Muthana Army Base, home to the 6th Iraqi Army Division. The work day ended hours ago, but one small classroom is still lit up and a multitude of voices breaks the relative silence that has overtaken the rest of the post.

  • VA marks special anniversary with wreath laying

    Mar 17, 2009

  • Interservice Fitness Challenge turns two

    Mar 17, 2009

    It's been nearly two years since the Interservice Fitness Challenge made its debut on Fort Leonard Wood, and for those who were there from the beginning, seeing the event grow has been a rewarding experience. "We've gotten the word out about it every time, and it continues to grow because more people want to be a part of it - more people want to participate, and more units want to get their Soldiers involved," said Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Hayes, Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood, Saturday, as hundreds of servicemembers competed in the 2009 second-quarter Interservice Fitness Challenge at Gerlach Field.

  • Old Guard honors "Backbone of the Army"

    Mar 17, 2009

  • Sacred Soil Ceremony to feature decendents, participants of American Wars

    Mar 17, 2009

    The Sacred Soil Ceremony will feature descendents and participants from major American wars who will sprinkle soil from the battlegrounds of Yorktown, Antietam, Soissions, Normandy, Corregidor, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq and Afghanistan, said MG(R) Jerry White, chairman of the National Infantry Museum Foundation.

  • 143d ESC Celebrates St. Patrick's Day in Afghanistan

    Mar 17, 2009

    The 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command celebrated St. Patrick's Day only weeks after arriving in Afghanistan to coordinate the movement of more than 20,000 additional forces to the region. The command will also assume a garrison support role at the Kandahar Air Field.

  • Sadr R-3 Water Treatment Plant

    Mar 17, 2009

  • Corps of Engineers Draft Environmental Assessment

    Mar 17, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA)

  • Paratroopers validate Quick Reaction Force capabilities

    Mar 17, 2009

    Soldiers from Fort Bragg's, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, conducted a mission-readiness exercise to validate their quick reaction force capabilities with some help from European-based Soldiers assigned to the Joint Multi-National Readiness Center.

  • Undersecretary of Defense for Policy provides policy preview to TRADOC senior leaders

    Mar 17, 2009

    The national security inheritance and key challenges that the new administration and the military face in the future were key themes of a top Defense Department official at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's senior leader conference in Williamsburg, Va.

  • Frocking Ceremony

    Mar 17, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. James Spencer, command sergeant major, 16th Sustainment Brigade, welcomes incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Johnny Godbee, command sergeant major, 16th Special Troops Battalion, 16th Sust. Bde., into the fold during a frocking ceremony in the brigade's tactical operations center at Contingency Operating Base Q-West March 13, 2009.

  • Casey pins awards on Fort Campbell Soldiers

    Mar 17, 2009

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., U.S. Army chief of staff, awarded medals to seven 101st Airborne Division Soldiers during a visit to Fort Campbell, Ky., March 16. Four of the seven award recipients received Silver Stars.

  • Hannam Village renovations move forward

    Mar 17, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - The Hannam Village tower renovations are gaining momentum as demolition works are nearing completion.

  • Yongsan opens dog playground

    Mar 17, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - A new playground for dogs gives owners a place on Yongsan specifically designated for walking and playing with their dogs without worry.

  • USAG-Yongsan 'stand down' provides interactive suicide prevention training

    Mar 17, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan officials provided an interactive suicide prevention training program March 12 to Soldiers and Civilian employees in the Multipurpose Training Facility for the Army-wide "Stand-Down."

  • Chief of Staff meet NCOs, spouses on Fort Campbell

    Mar 17, 2009

    Gen. George W. Casey, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, and wife, Sheila, met with leaders, Soldiers and military spouses during a visit to Fort Campbell, Ky., March 16. Since becoming Chief of Staff of the Army, Casey and his wife have used his position to address the concerns of spouses throughout the Army.

  • Families find fun at physical training

    Mar 17, 2009

    One of the post's newest units -Task Force Phoenix - started a new tradition with a Family Fun Run at Gerlach Field, Friday. The run is intended to promote unification of the Phoenix team - both Soldiers and family members, organizers said. Family fun runs are a great morale boost for Soldiers and families," said Lt. Col. DZ Zink, Task Force Phoenix commander.

  • 342nd Military Police Battalion cases colors

    Mar 17, 2009

    The 342nd Military Police Battalion cased it's colors after five years of service, at Nutter Field House, Friday. Lt. Col. Jesse Galvan, 342nd MP Bn. commander and Command Sgt. Maj. James Schultz rolled up the unit's standard for safekeeping, until the next time the organization answers the call of duty for the Military Police Corps.

  • Firefighters go tactical

    Mar 17, 2009

    The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade is the proud owner of a new counterpunch in the fight against fire. The 562nd Firefighter Detachment, 94th Engineer Battalion, is the first active-duty Army firefighting detachment to receive a HEMTT-based water truck, known as the HEWATT

  • 4th MEB adds power

    Mar 17, 2009

    The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade took another step toward being a fully-operational MEB with the addition of more than 70 new up-armored humvees, March 5.

  • Fort names servicemembers of the year

    Mar 17, 2009

    The Fort Leonard Wood Outstanding Servicemembers and Civilian of the Year found out who they were at the award ceremony, Friday. "You have set yourself apart," said Col. Leslie Smith, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School commandant, to the winners.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT CSM Borja practices snow safety

    Mar 17, 2009

    CSM Ralph C. Borja, command sergeant major for USASMDC/ARSTRAT, takes the time to clean off his rental car prior to travel during surprise snow flurries on March 10. Clearing accumulated snow off your vehicle is one of the first things that should be done before hitting the road. "Safety is a priority anywhere for any vehicle during adverse conditions," stated CSM Borja as he was sweeping away the snow. "It's best to be prepared." Followed by April, March is the heaviest snowfall month [in Colorado] due to the unique Colorado Divide weather. It is in everyone's best interest to continue to plan for cold weather until early summer. Plan to be safe now, not sorry later. Stay vigilant and alive.

  • Customers help FMWR evaluate programs, service

    Mar 17, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The Installation Management Command-Europe Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation division is taking the next step as part of its ongoing push to provide quality service to every customer.

  • Military medical experts hope to dispel myths, advance treatment for mild traumatic brain injury

    Mar 17, 2009

    Get a good night's sleep. That is a seemingly simple, yet sometimes complicated, goal and advice from medical professionals as part of a reintegration program for redeploying Soldiers who might have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

  • U.S. training efforts build self-sufficiency in Iraq

    Mar 17, 2009

    U.S. forces in Iraq are equipping Iraqis with the skills they need to assume a greater role in their nation's security. An integral part of that process is training, and U.S. forces are arming themselves with knowledge so they, in turn, can help outfit Iraqis with the tools required to move toward self-sufficiency.

  • Troops hand out clothes, toys donated at thrift shop in Germany at school in Iraqi village

    Mar 17, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Mar. 16, 2009) - Smiles filled the faces of more than 50 widows and their children at a small school in Abu Jabour here as Iraqi troops handed out clothes and toys March 13 that came to the Iraqi village after being donated to the community thrift shop in Baumholder, Germany. Troops of the 1st Battalion, 55th Brigade, 17th Iraqi Army Division coordinated the humanitarian project with U.S. Soldiers of the Baumholder-based 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division.

  • Sailor-turned-sergeant, 48 going on 32, inspires other Soldiers to 'do anything you set your mi

    Mar 17, 2009

    If you're wondering how it would feel to be young again, ask Staff Sgt. Cynthia D. Mills, who is 48 going on 32...or even younger. Mills enlisted in the Army in 2006 as an intelligence analyst with 1st Armored Division after a life-changing makeover reinvigorated her zest for life.

  • Senior leaders gather at daylong conference to learn, discuss strategies for combating sexual assaul

    Mar 17, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Mar. 16, 2009) - U.S. Army Europe's commanding general challenged USAREUR senior leaders to take the point in a collective effort to combat sexual assault during a daylong conference here March 9. Calling sexual assault a crime, Gen. Carter Ham said it is time for leaders to confront a challenging and uncomfortable issue that has been with the Army a long time and undermines unit readiness and cohesion. "It is time for us to do something about it. ... It is not going to be easy. It is going to be challenging. It is going to be frustrating. There will be advances and there will be setbacks," the general said.

  • Caring for veterans is matter of American honor, Obama says

    Oct 14, 2011

    WASHINGTON - Caring for veterans is a responsibility and duty for all Americans, and the employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs are those who are charged with repaying "that debt of honor," President Barack Obama said during a ceremony here marking the department's 20th anniversary today.

  • Gen George W. Casey visits Fort Campbell, Ky.

    Mar 16, 2009

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Gen. George W. Casey, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, visited Fort Campbell, Ky., March 16. During the visit, he spoke to military spouses, dined with the troops and awarded medals to a select group of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers.

  • U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Mar 16, 2009

    The Golden Knights, the U.S. Army's official parachute demonstration team, kicked off their 50th anniversary during a special ceremony that celebrated the team's half century of serving the country as Army ambassadors while also representing more than one million American Soldiers.

  • Wounded Warrior Speaks to Chicagoland Citizens

    Mar 16, 2009

    Spc. Steven Baskis, an infantryman assigned to Bravo Company, a Warrior Transition Unit in Fort Knox, Ky., spoke to more than 35 members of the Grace Episcopal Church at a breakfast in Hindale, Ill., Saturday, March 14 about his service in Baghdad, Iraq. The 23-year-old from Rantoul, Ill., who served on the personal security detachment for Brig. Gen. Mike Milano, deputy commanding general, Multi-National Division Baghdad, lost his sight while conducting combat operations when an electronically formed projectile exploded near his vehicle in May 2008. He told the audience "the only thing that I miss [about seeing] is facial expressions." An admitted world traveler, Baskis said despite being a young man, he has seen a lot in 23 years and doesn't regret or feel disappointed about losing his vision because there are other wounded Warriors who have lost more than him. After the attack, Baskis was treated at a military treatment facility in Iraq for shrapnel wounds to his eyes, upper and lower extremities; head and neck and later medically evacuated to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is undergoing rehabilitation at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Chicago.

  • Army cooks aim for speed, flavor, skill in culinary competition

    Mar 16, 2009

    Like a scene from "Iron Chef" or perhaps "Hell's Kitchen," Soldiers in whites scrambled against the clock to prepare meals for patrons they knew would eat only a bite before waving it away.

  • Program gives helpful bundles to new mothers

    Mar 16, 2009

    Edith Nolan and the American Red Cross Mother's Outreach Program started a program in the late 1980s to assist babies born to Families of Soldiers with the rank of corporal and below at Irwin Army Community Hospital. The program provides mothers with bundles containing items that come in handy for parents of infants. These items, such as blankets and booties, are all tucked inside a tote bag with the Mother's Outreach Program emblem on it.

  • Explosive Ordnance Detachment robots demonstrate skills for Manhattan students

    Mar 16, 2009

    A Fort Riley Explosive Ordnance Detachment unit paid a visit to children at a Manhattan, Kan., school. They provided the children with presentations and brought some of the equipment they use to locate and deactivate bombs or (IEDs), Improvised Explosive Devices in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • USDA Rural Development recognizes Fort Riley deputy commander

    Mar 16, 2009

    Fort Riley developed a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development office in Topeka, Kans., This partnership allows Soldiers to purchase affordable off-post housing through the USDA Rural Development housing program and office which opened on Fort Riley as a larger part of the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) announcements.

  • 1st Infantry Division cooks train by contests

    Mar 16, 2009

    Fort Riley cooks competed to see who can cook while outside in a field or deployed condiitons working in an MKT (Mobile Kitchen Trailer).

  • Transition Team tackles urban ops

    Mar 16, 2009

    Soldiers assigned to a Military Transition Team train at Fort Riley, Kan., for a 60-day time frame before deploying to Iraq to train their Iraqi counterparts in preparation for transfer of responsibility and authority to the Iraqi Army.

  • The 1st Infantry Division Equal Opportunity office trains K-State Army ROTC cadets

    Mar 16, 2009

    The Fort Riley Equal Opportunity program took time out of their busy schedule to educate Army future leaders (Kansas State University Army ROTC cadets) as a larger part of a partnership between Kansas State University, the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley.

  • New 1st Sust. Bde. headquarters opens its doors on Custer Hill

    Mar 16, 2009

    Fort Riley cut the ribbon on a new headquarters building for the 1st Infantry Division's Sustainment Brigade. Construction on the building started shortly after the 1st ID Sustainment Brigade deployed to Iraq in 2007. The building was completed and officially opened three months after the sustainment brigade's return from a 15-month deployment to Iraq.

  • Official Visit of Admiral Pauli Juhani Kaskeala, Chief of Defence, Finnish Defence Forces

    Mar 16, 2009

    Adm. Pauli Juhani Kaskeala, Chief of Defence, Finnish Defence Forces, and Col. Joseph P. Buche, Commander of Troops, present arms as they pass the colors in formation in an Armed Forces Full Honor Arrival Ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.

  • Chicagoland Soldiers and Cadets March in St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Mar 16, 2009

    Local Chicagoland Soldiers and ROTC Cadets marched in the 54th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Chicago, Saturday, March 14, 2009. Soldiers from the Chicago Recruiting Battalion, 416th Theater Engineer Command, and Cadets from Loyola and DePaul University were hailed by the estimated 250,000 spectators. Sgt. David Obray, 2008 Soldier of the Year, 416th Theater Engineer Command, marched in front of the combined formation in support of the 2009 Year of the NCO initiative.

  • RDECOM top NCO sees promise in the Year of the NCO

    Mar 16, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin said he is proud of the fact that 2009 has been named the Year of the NCO by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and that he is proud of the installation's Year of the NCO kickoff ceremony that was held at the Aberdeen Area Recreation Center Feb. 24.

  • Eight win in IMCOM's 2008 Public Works Awards Program

    Mar 16, 2009

    Seven public works professionals and one support contractor have won in the annual Installation Management Command Directorate of Public Works Awards Program. Winners were announced March 13. The Public Works Awards Program recognizes individuals and organizations who demonstrate excellence in management and execution of the Army public works and real property maintenance missions.

  • The Old Guard Friends and Families are invited to the Expert Infantry Awards Ceremony

    Mar 16, 2009

  • 'Being an NCO means having pride, taking care of the Soldiers, leadership'

    Mar 16, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - When Sgt. Samantha Hollimon-Beverly completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. in 1993, she had so much fun that she wanted to go through it again. At the time, Hollimon-Beverly, now the noncommissioned office-in-charge of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, was in her first semester of college. "I got a letter in the mail, stating that I had to report for basic training," she said. "I had such a great time at Fort Jackson."

  • TBI Center: Blows to the head an injury, not a mental illness

    Mar 16, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Working in a combat zone while in theater can sometimes lead to events that cause Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. A roadside explosion or hard falls are two of the most common incidents that cause injury to the brain. Better known as a concussion, a mild case of TBI can cause various physical and mental problems for an individual. Mild traumatic brain injury affects from 10 to 20 percent of service members returning from combat deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • TBI Center: Blows to the head an injury, not a mental illness

    Mar 16, 2009

    Working in a combat zone while in theater can sometimes lead to events that cause Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. A roadside explosion or a hard fall are two of the most common incidents that cause injury to the brain.

  • Long Knives receive comic relief in Iraq

    Mar 16, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Soldiers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division 'Long Knife' Brigade took a break from their normal routine to enjoy performances of the 'Comics Ready To Entertain' tour that visited troops at Forward Operating Base Blackhawk and Joint Security Station Apache, Iraq, March 8.

  • Iraqi, U.S. forces discuss security in Maysan

    Mar 16, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HUNTER, Iraq - Operational security was at the forefront of discussions during the Maysan-Security Conference here March 10.

  • Seeing the world from a new vantage point

    Mar 16, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas -The difference between glasses and contact lens is obvious: you wear one propped on your nose and the other tucked inside your eye socket. Whether you wear contact lens or glasses, good eyesight makes a huge difference in your work and your play. If you are an active duty service member and you wear glasses, you already know what a problem they are. Whether it's at the range zeroing your weapon, in the middle of PT, or checking out the other sex, glasses get in the way. But what if you didn't have to wear glasses or contact lens to see better' Pvt. Brandon Jefferson, S1, III Corps, a native of Jersey City, N. J said, "I just got tried of wearing glasses. I've been wearing them since I was in elementary school." Pvt. Brandon Jefferson, S1, III Corps decided to take advantage of the Department of Defense's Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program that provides free Lasik and PRK laser surgery for active-duty service members at military hospitals. The Military's goal is to minimize or eliminate the need for Soldiers to be dependent on corrective eyewear

  • Cavalry Troop "Top" NCO Takes Care of Soldiers

    Mar 16, 2009

  • Suicide is not a desire to die

    Mar 16, 2009

    National Vital Statistics from 2005 show that adults are almost 2.5 times more likely to die by their own hand than from someone else's. And with Soldier suicide rates approaching those on the civilian side, the Army has taken a proactive approach to ensure that the entire military and civilian workforce is trained in suicide awareness and prevention. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command wrapped up Phase I of this Department of the Army-mandated training March 13. The training, consisting of a video and presentation, was facilitated by Richard Lewis, certified employee assistance professional at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Words of wisdom

    Mar 16, 2009

  • Keystone troops get out on patrol

    Mar 16, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, conducted a presence patrol in the Al-Faris area, southwest of Tarmiyah Friday, March 13.

  • Feeding the beast

    Mar 16, 2009

  • Stryker troops call out before roll out

    Mar 16, 2009

  • Iron Shield mission forges Army, Navy bond

    Mar 16, 2009

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - It's late at night, and while some coalition forces and civilian personnel continue to work, most of the Victory Base Complex (VBC) population is relaxing in their housing units getting ready for the next day's activities.

  • IA, Iron Brigade Soldiers give clothes, toys to widows in Arab Jabour

    Mar 16, 2009

    BAGHDAD -Smiles. Not sadness, confusion or anger-the expected expressions from those left behind in the aftermath of a war.

  • Wash. state Guardsmen no strangers to change

    Mar 16, 2009

    BAGHDAD - When their deployment began, Comanche Soldiers of Troop C, 1st Squadron, 303rd Cavalry Regiment, 81st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Washington National Guard were securing convoys from Al-Taqqadum.

  • 5th Signal Command announces force deployments

    Mar 16, 2009

    5th Signal Command units have been identified for deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom for the FY 09 force rotation.

  • New flag new mission

    Mar 16, 2009

    The 7th Signal Command (Theater) will oversee the Army networks in the continental United States.

  • Go out there and continue to make a difference: Breast cancer survivor gives advice

    Mar 16, 2009

    Liz Hurley, news anchor for WAFF Channel 48, relates her experience as a breast cancer survivor at Team Redstone's program for Women's History Month.

  • MND-B deputy commanding general for support visits Mahmudiyah

    Mar 16, 2009

  • Troops in Iraq get 'Sex Signals' training

    Mar 16, 2009

    "Sex Signals" players visited Camp Victory, Iraq, March 11 to discuss dating, sex and acquaintance rape with servicemembers in an effort to prevent sexual assaults.

  • Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers give joint aid to Musharah

    Mar 16, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HUNTER, Iraq - Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers conducted a joint humanitarian mission to provide medical attention and essential supplies to the citizens of Musharah near the military base here March 8.

  • Read Across America Week

    Mar 16, 2009

    The Grinch (Derek Hyde, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, Germany, school liaison officer) reads a Dr. Seuss book to Illesheim middle schoolers as part of Read Across America week. The campaign kicked off here March 2 at the Ansbach Elementary School when The Cat in the Hat (Ramona Kechelen) visited every class to speak on the importance of reading.

  • Head Hunters take to the roads to keep the Squadron Supplied

    Mar 16, 2009

    Every week in the Maysan Province, Troopers of 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment's distribution and maintenance platoons take to the road bringing critical supplies to support the rest of the unit.

  • MRAP expert keeps Soldiers on the road

    Mar 16, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Pfc. Brandon Coyle is a wanted man. Since his unit, Company E, 299th Brigade Support Battalion, currently part of the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, arrived in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with over 60 mechanics; Coyle has emerged as the go-to man on the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle.

  • SDDC units finish redeployment of Cobra Gold 2009

    Mar 16, 2009

    A traffic management specialist from the 599th Transportation Group headquarters and a deployment and distribution support team from the 835th Transportation Battalion moved III Marine Corps Expeditionary Force cargo from the port of Chuk Samet, Thailand, Feb. 28 and March 1, during the last phase of the redeployment for Cobra Gold.

  • U.S. military is big target for green energy sector

    Mar 16, 2009

    Alternative energy companies hope to get a big boost from the U.S. military, a massive new customer that will soon be spending billions of dollars in economic stimulus aimed at greening the federal government.

  • GAO report mischaracterizes Army efforts on FCS

    Mar 16, 2009

    Army leaders question the findings in a report released March 12 by the U.S. Government Accountability Office concerning the service's Future Combat Systems.

  • U.S. forces perform dual role in securing, developing Iraq

    Mar 16, 2009

    U.S. forces in Iraq increasingly are working on civil affairs projects to develop the country, while continuing to provide security so that progress can happen throughout.

  • 25th ID's Hawaiian Roots Still Strong

    Mar 16, 2009

    The 25th Infantry Division's Hawaiian heritage remains strong, even in Iraq.

  • Hawaii-based Soldiers get taste of Japanese culture

    Mar 16, 2009

    Spc. Sheila Alexander, a native of Brooklyn, New York, had never tried seaweed before. In fact, it had never crossed her mind that seaweed was edible. Alexander was one of more than 30 Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command who took advantage of some down time during a two-week command post exercise and got a real taste of Japanese culture.

  • Community welcomes Stryker brigade's return from Iraq

    Oct 13, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Blusterous cool winds and drizzling rain did not deter hundreds of family and community members who gathered March 12 to welcome home the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team in a ceremony on a soggy Sills Field.

  • For Families

    Mar 15, 2009

  • Job Well Done

    Mar 15, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - (From left to right) Brig. Gen. Lally, commander, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), visited the troops at the Liberty Supply Support Activity on Mar. 2, and presented coins of excellence to Pfc. Edwin Burgos, a Brooklyn, N.Y. native, Pfc. Daniel Leal from Laredo, Texas and Pfc. Tiffany Levys from Gainsville Fla. These Soldiers, all Automated Logistical Specialists, directly contributed to the success of the SSA mission in theater and were recognized for doing an outstanding job. The Liberty SSA is operated by Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade with a platoon from the 503rd Maintenance Company, and provides multi-class support to more than 500 customers within the Multi-National Division - Baghdad footprint. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Richard Fontenette, HHC, 553rd CSSB, 10th SBDE)

  • Building New Friendships

    Mar 15, 2009

  • Replacement uniform program sustains deployed Soldiers

    Mar 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD- In a combat zone, Soldier's uniforms are subject to more than the normal wear and tear. Due to the nature of Soldier's missions, uniforms may become torn, the soles of boots worn down and protective eyewear can break. To help Soldiers replace unserviceable uniforms, the Army has implemented a web-based program within the last four years specifically for Soldiers deployed to combat zones.

  • Mahmudiyah judges, Iraqi Police meet to discuss rule of law

    Mar 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi judges from Mahmudiyah met with local Iraqi Police to learn proper investigative techniques in order to protect human rights and adhere to the rule of law at the Mahmudiyah public library in Mahmudiyah March 12.

  • 'Hugs from Home' brightens Dagger days

    Mar 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Thanks to a project back home in the states, Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers recently accepted a huge show of support and appreciation in the form of thousands of care packages.

  • Soldiers' efforts see success in former insurgent stronghold

    Mar 14, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - Mosul has often been referred to as the last haven of insurgent activity in Iraq, but lately the city has had fewer doors bashed in and more tender loving care.

  • Sustainer, New U.S. citizen has interesting story

    Mar 14, 2009

    For Spc. Adriana Chung of Alpha Company, 636th Brigade Support Battalion (A/636 BSB), becoming an American citizen is extremely exciting. Her story, however, is not one you would expect.

  • A Soldier's Duty: Knowledge Is Power

    Mar 14, 2009

    Sgt. Jacob Weigel, of Golden, Colo., lends his expertise in the classroom teaching Functional Academic Skills Training (FAST) at the Blackjack Education Center in order to help fellow Soldiers improve their GT score.

  • Second green safety streamer bestowed

    Mar 14, 2009

    Col. Martin Pitts, commander, 16th Sustainment Brigade, awarded the brigade's second safety streamer to Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sust. Bde., during a battalion formation here Feb. 17.

  • Military brat has Army, Fort Knox running through his veins

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