Archive: Mar 2009

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  • 92nd Chemical Company Redeploys

    Mar 12, 2009

    More than 120 Soldiers with the 92nd Chemical Company, Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade returned home, March 6 after a 15-month deployment to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • 1/64 Armor Returns to Korea After 58 Years

    Mar 12, 2009

    In 1951, Soldiers of 1st Battalion 64th Armor Regiment and other military units took part in Task Force Hawkins, an operation during the Korean War that was key to securing Korea's Iron Triangle. Just shy of 50 years later, Soldiers from 1/64 Armor, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division returned to the Republic of Korea as part of Task Force Hawkins II to participate in the annual combined joint training exercise Foal Eagle, March 5.

  • Kentucky recognizes Knox for outstanding energy program

    Mar 12, 2009

    Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet secretary visited Fort Knox to present award. While here, leadership briefed secretary on Knox's extensive energy conservation in many fields. Estimate of savings to the Army is in the millions. Many measures contributed to the huge success.

  • CGSC Deputy Commandant speaks at Brookings workshop

    Mar 12, 2009

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, KAN. -- Brig. Gen. Edward Cardon, Command and General Staff College deputy commandant, addressed guests at the Brookings Institution's workshop entitled "Mastering Counterinsurgency - Pakistan and the United States" in Washington D.C. March 10.

  • Sergeant Named 2 BCT Best NCO of the Year

    Mar 12, 2009

    Thirteen Spartan Brigade noncommissioned officers took one day of grueling competition to see who would be the brigade's best NCO.

  • Bamberg units recognize Year of the NCO

    Mar 12, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- More than 220 noncommissioned officers from several units on post gathered for an NCO Call March 5 at the Warner Conference Center to recognize the Year of the NCO.

  • RDECOM NCOs gather to conduct quarterly training and Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Mar 12, 2009

  • Policy supports cost reductions

    Mar 12, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- By consolidating computer network updates to once a week rather than updating the system every day and by shutting down workstations at the end of each workday, except for Wednesdays, USAG Bamberg expects to save thousands of dollars in energy costs.

  • RDECOM NCOs conduct quartely traingin at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Mar 12, 2009

    United in focus and in their mission, the noncommissioned officers of the U.S. Research Development and Engineering Command gathered at Aberdeen Proving Ground to conduct their quarterly professional development training. Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo greeted his non-commissioned officers at the kick off of the training and ensured them that they had his full support.

  • Florida selects NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Mar 12, 2009

    Sgt. Ryan Doot was selected as the 2009 Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year and Spc. Joshua Page was selected as the 2009 Soldier of the Year.

  • 21st TSC takes suicide training seriously

    Mar 12, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. That is one of the tenets the 21st Theater Sustainment Command hopes its Soldiers and civilians will take away from the suicide prevention and intervention training held at the theater on Kleber Kaserne recently.

  • Iraqi engineers get a taste of the "Big Easy"

    Mar 12, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers of the 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, didn't get enough of Mardi Gras on the actual holiday-so they celebrated two weeks late with their Iraqi engineer partners in Baghdad March 7.

  • Wearing their wartime service on their sleeve: MND-B troopers don First Team combat patch

    Mar 12, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - A former commanding general for the 1st Cavalry Division, Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli who now serves as the Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, once said that wearing the 1st Cavalry Division "First Team" patch "changes its wearers to some extent, making them walk a little prouder and talk a little louder because of the pride they feel for their unit."

  • Changeling may leave mixed emotions: very well-made, equally disturbing

    Mar 12, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Changeling, one of the most surprising and disturbing movies of 2008, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Angelina Jolie. Released on DVD January 14 of this year, it just hit the Camp Liberty PX a couple of weeks ago.

  • Hunting in harm's way: 731st EOD Co.

    Mar 12, 2009

    BAGHDAD - On the roads of Baghdad, a Soldier's heart pounds as his convoy halts, having just spotted a suspected improvised explosive device. But he makes a call and relief is in sight.

  • Friendship One 2009

    Mar 12, 2009

    Royal Saudi Land Forces Sgt. Nayef Shoraf-Al-Otibi, congratulates Sgt. Chris Benjamin, infantry team leader, 2nd Battalion, 137th Combined Arms Battalion, after Benjamin's re-enlistment ceremony with the Kansas National Guard's Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Tod M. Bunting, Feb. 27. Benjamin re-enlisted with the Kansas National Guard for an additional six years during his deployment to Saudi Arabia for the Friendship One 2009 bilateral training exercise.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant to welcome new site project manager in July

    Mar 12, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Jeffrey L. Brubaker has been selected as the project site manager for the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in Richmond, Ky. Brubaker will be the lead government engineer, responsible for managing the plant's field office and overseeing the system contract with Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass. He will report to the Program Manager Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered in Maryland.

  • Hohenfels students earn national ranking, make school history at JROTC competition

    Mar 12, 2009

    After competing against the 14 top teams in the country, the Hohenfels High School all-female rifle team brought back the school's first ever national ranking with their fifth place finish at the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Service Championship Feb. 13 and 14 in Camp Perry, Ohio. "We're the first athletic team from Hohenfels to go to a stateside competition, and not only did we do well, we brought home some bacon," said coach 1st Sgt. (Ret.) Bruce Andrews.

  • Command sergeants major kick off Year of the NCO at Hohenfels

    Mar 12, 2009

    Command Sgt. Major Mike Boom and Command Sgt. Major Perry Clark spoke to Soldiers at the U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels dining facility Feb. 27 about the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer. The ceremony was a symbolic kick off for a yearAca,!a,,cs worth of activities that will incorporate the theme, said Clark. Aca,!A"Our NCOs have come a long way and done a whole lot. They make it all run. You just canAca,!a,,ct celebrate that in half an hour,Aca,!A? he said.

  • Remembrance ceremony honors fallen military medics

    Mar 12, 2009

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Beneath the rows of simple white headstones evenly spaced beneath a dull and cloudy mid-March sky, the stories of those who rest at Arlington National Cemetery here Wednesday are anything but ordinary.

  • Soldiers Experience Battle

    Mar 12, 2009

    Contains combat footage from the 2nd Infantry Division's "Warrior Focus" exercise. The entire story is posted on the AFN Korea website.

  • Corporal: Stepping into the world of NCOs

    Mar 12, 2009

    The noncommissioned officers' corps is known as the "backbone of the Army." To be an NCO is a time-honored position that indicates that a Soldier is ready to take on the responsibility of training and caring for Soldiers. This leadership role can begin with the rank of corporal.

  • Camp Zama Rolls Out Red Carpet for 8th TSC Soldiers

    Mar 12, 2009

    More than 200 Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians, and contractors converged on this small Army post, located in the southern part of Tokyo, for a two-week command post exercise which began March 9. A lot of prior planning, schedule adjustments, and generous assistance from Camp Zama personnel ensured that this vital training exercise went off without a hitch.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Soldier gets attention with 'pink bike'

    Mar 12, 2009

    typical day for Cpt. Lynn Song, a staff officer with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's secretary of the general staff, looks something like this: wake up early, beat the commanding general to work, make sure he's taken care of during the day, prepare for the next day late in the evening, and leave the office after the general goes home. It's a demanding schedule and doesn't leave much free time for Song, so time management is vital.

  • 2008 KATUSA of the Year selected at Casey

    Mar 11, 2009

    Maj. Gen. John W. Morgan III, 2nd Infantry Division commander, Pfc. Kim, Woo Chul, HHC, USAG-RC, Choi, Hye Kil (Kim's mother) Col. Yun Won Hee, EUSA Republlic of Korea Support Group commander, pause during ceremony honoring Kim as 2008 KATUSA of the Year.

  • Red Cloud leadership visits Humphreys

    Mar 11, 2009

    Col. John Dumoulin Jr., USAG-Humphreys commander, presented a briefing March 2 to the USAG-Red Cloud and USAG-Casey commanders, directors and special staff on the changes for the future of the Humphreys Garrison. Dumoulin also provided the staff with a windshield tour of the camp and talked about the changes completed and changes to be started with stops at Single Soldier Barracks, 550 sq. ft., married Soldiers family housing, three, four and five bedroom suites, and their Super Gym, which has three floors. - U.S. Army photo by Margaret Banish-Donaldson

  • New Family Readiness Center opens on Casey

    Mar 11, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Soldiers, Family and community members gathered for the official opening of the Family Readiness Center March 3 at USAG-Casey.

  • BOSS determines future plans at Stanley

    Mar 11, 2009

    CAMP STANLEY - Warrior Country representatives from Better Opportunity for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers met March 6 for their quarterly meeting to talk about coming BOSS events within Area I at the Community Activities Center here.

  • Spouses attend financial readiness class

    Mar 11, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Spouses and Family members attended a Financial Readiness Class Feb. 27 held in the USAG-Red Cloud Pear Blossom Cottage. The class taught servicemembers and their Families how to manage financial problems they may face.

  • Texas Hold'em Champinship Poker Tournament finds ace at Red Cloud

    Mar 11, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - More than 150 service members and Civilians filled USAG-Red Cloud Mitchell's Club March 7 for the Texas Hold'em Championship Poker Tournament. The tournament lasted for more than four hours in which the last player standing, Brian Wadas won a $1,000 gift card from Army and Air Force Exchange Service, and the opportunity to play in the All-Army Texas Hold'em Internet Tournament April 25.

  • Yung Joc entertains in Casey's Gateway Club

    Mar 11, 2009

    Hip-hop sensation Yung Joc entertained more than 400 Soldiers, Civilians, and Family members Feb. 25 in USAG-Casey's Gateway Club.

  • Spc. Eileen Flynn- From books to parachutes, former teacher answers call to serve

    Mar 11, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Today's Soldier in Focus is Spc. Eileen Flynn, an operations assistant assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad.

  • Dagger Soldier earns citizenship

    Mar 11, 2009

    BAGHDAD - A Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldier's long-time dream recently came true.

  • Rusafa officials celebrate school renovation

    Mar 11, 2009

    MUSTANSIRYA, Iraq - District leaders, school administrators, Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Division - Baghdad paratroopers celebrated the completion of a school renovation March 3 in the Rusafa District of eastern Baghdad.

  • NP, Paratroopers team up for Operation Dub Chabeer 2

    Mar 11, 2009

  • 1 Air Cav Bde hero receives award

    Mar 11, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Almost three months since he helped assist in the rescue of an injured motorist from his burning vehicle in Killeen, Ryan Frushour was presented with a life saving award by the Veterans of Foreign Wars post of Hewitt, Texas, at an award ceremony, March 6, at 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion headquarters, Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Army Entertainment Division offers 'rock star' temporary duty

    Mar 11, 2009

    Army Entertainment Division wants to send a band on the road to entertain deployed troops - as soon as Soldier-musicians are ready to step onto the stage. Keyboard players, guitarists and drummers are needed - along with vocalists and an audio technician - to form an All-Army band that can play various genres of music. Consider this a "last call" for military musicians to get their garage band out of the garage and onto the world stage. March 31 is the deadline to apply.

  • CSM Ciotola takes to the skies with the 1st Air Cav Bde

    Mar 11, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Just moments before he took the sky in an AH-64 Apache helicopter, Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola stared at the idle aircraft like a long lost friend.

  • Special Ops medical troops help sick Afghan baby

    Mar 11, 2009

    Afghan baby boy Ramazan was hanging on by a thread when he was brought by his father to a Special Operations Forces clinic in the Shindand district, Herat province.

  • Army issues St. Patrick's Day safety message

    Mar 11, 2009

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in efforts to help keep roads safe this St. Patrick's Day by encouraging Soldiers, civilians and their family members to drink responsibly and designate a sober driver before heading to the local festivities or pub.

  • 'Longknife' spouses earn their spurs

    Mar 11, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - When Christine Tharp saw her husband talk about getting his cavalry spurs, she knew she wanted the opportunity to earn them as well.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Mar 11, 2009

  • Explosives + Safety = USATECS

    Mar 11, 2009

    Bullets, bombs and grenades are the Joint Munitions Command's business. And if there's any group of people comfortable with things that go "boom," it's the JMC. Thanks to the U.S. Army Technical Center for Explosives Safety, JMC employees can continue to breathe easy knowing those things that go "boom," do so safely.

  • 'Wheel Depot' Rolls Out First Rebuilt Humvee

    Mar 11, 2009

  • Ready, reliable, lethal

    Mar 11, 2009

    Many at Joint Munitions Command may not realize that we have an ammunition expert stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. This man is skilled in working with all types of conventional, chemical and missile related ammunition. His name is Mark Combs, and he is assigned to the 407th Army Field Support Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Logistics Support Element.

  • A historical look at McAlester AAP

    Mar 11, 2009

    The State of Oklahoma has and enforces stringent racial segregation laws -- commonly referred to as "Jim Crow" laws. Bitter resentment was expressed when it was learned that negro enlisted personnel, both Navy and Marines, were being assigned to the depot, but the commanding officer declined to request their removal when it was obviously the department's policy to use these ratings at this depot. It appears that at least this part of Oklahoma is neither North where the negro is accepted, nor South where he is understood. Instead, the unenlightened natives of this area hold a bitter, resentful, and unreasoning hatred of negroes in general. In this atmosphere, the racial problem assumes potentially dangerous proportions.

  • At Tooele, work that makes a difference

    Mar 11, 2009

    The commanding general of the Joint Munitions Command, Brig. Gen. Larry Wyche, visited Tooele Army Depot in mid-February, praising employees at the depot for their hard work and support to warfighters around the world. The purpose of the general's visit was to learn more about Tooele's mission and capabilities through overview briefings and seeing, first-hand, sites supporting the ammunition mission to include storage areas, as well as understand the design, development and fielding of Ammunition Peculiar Equipment. Col. Yolanda C. Dennis-Lowman, Tooele commander, provided the overview to the general, highlighting other parts of the depot's mission and capabilities to include many of the organization's private partnerships and development of innovative demilitarization equipment.

  • Growing threat of ballistic missiles drives agency's efforts

    Mar 11, 2009

    The growing threat of ballistic missile proliferation around the world is a concern not only of military leaders but also of President Obama's administration, said the new director of the Missile Defense Agency.

  • Garrison Intern's Efforts Count with Environment

    Mar 11, 2009

    Garrison intern Shannon Allen is no bean counter. However, her job as an ecologist providing National Environmental Policy Act support in the Directorate of Public Works does make her the occasional shrimp counter. Allen's assignment in the Garrison intern program puts her on the DPW team that manages the endangered and protected wildlife on Redstone.

  • Refreshing Way Around Acquisition Process

    Mar 11, 2009

    There's a government-industry partnership team at Redstone Arsenal that is catching the attention of aviation and missile system leaders throughout the Army and Defense Department. The partnership - designed to update existing and aging weapon systems while also cutting costs, speeding up the design, production and acquisition processes, and providing the best equipment possible to the war fighter - is known as Continuous Technology Refreshment. It is a DoD-wide program that has been implemented successfully by the Integrated Materiel Management Center for the Aviation and Missile Command. "CTR is a life cycle management success story for AMCOM," said Alan Miller, chief of maintenance information operations for IMMC. "AMCOM is a model of how to make CTR work. This is a high priority program to (AMCOM commander) Maj. Gen. (Jim) Myles and IMMC director Eric Edwards."

  • Farewell held for 742nd MI group deploying to Iraq

    Mar 11, 2009

    Members of the 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion have a farewell ceremony as they prepare to deploy to Iraq.

  • Go Out There and Continue to Make a Difference

    Mar 11, 2009

    Women's History Month isn't about making history, according to the keynote speaker at Team Redstone's annual observance program March 5. "It's about women making a difference," Liz Hurley, news anchor for WAFF Channel 48, said. She has definitely done that.

  • Planning for disaster: Garrison activates EOC during force protection exercise

    Mar 11, 2009

    Fort Meade practiced its responses to a plethora of disaster scenarios during an Installation Force Protection Exercise held March 4 and 5.

  • Expect more testing in skies over Redstone

    Mar 11, 2009

    Much of the Army's test and evaluation resources will be channeled through the Aviation Technical Test Center. That's what Keith Darrow told the International Test and Evaluation Association at its luncheon Thursday at the Qinetiq facility in Huntsville. Darrow, deputy commander for ATTC and guest speaker at the luncheon, informed the group of his organization's role and mission in the testing community and what the community can expect during and after its transition from Fort Rucker to Redstone Arsenal due to the Base Realignment and Closure. Sixty aircraft will be conducting aviation testing in the surrounding communities on a daily basis. "I don't think the community has a good understanding of that yet," Darrow said, explaining that organizations in Redstone and ATTC are doing everything they can to inform the community of what they may start seeing and hearing from the air.

  • Economy hurting your wallet' Save money commuting by ride sharing

    Mar 11, 2009

    Picatinny Arsenal - Federal employees here can earn $120 per month for taking advantage of the federal van-pool program.

  • Army seeks solutions for spike in suicides

    Mar 11, 2009

  • 550 Troops Gather for Year of the NCO Community Run

    Mar 11, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Despite rain and cold weather, about 550 Soldiers participated in a Heidelberg community run Friday morning to celebrate 2009 as the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer.

  • Tournament teeing off to benefit Honor Flight

    Mar 11, 2009

    They may not be wearing red, white and blue, but golfers teeing off in the Tennessee Valley Honor Flight Golf Tournament on April 24 will be displaying their patriotism in all its glorious colors. After all, there's nothing more patriotic than lending a helping hand to a World War II veteran who wants to fulfill a dream of visiting their war memorial in Washington, D.C. Golfers playing in the April 24 tournament at the Links at Redstone Arsenal will indeed be lending that hand by participating in the first-ever Honor Flight golfing fund-raiser organized and sponsored by a Redstone Arsenal organization. The AMCOM Security Assistance Management Directorate has stepped up to make this fund-raiser a success in providing much-needed financial assistance to Tennessee Valley Honor Flight.

  • Incoming CSM chooses actions over words

    Mar 11, 2009

    Under a sunny spring sky, the 117th Space Battalion took a step toward the future by conducting a change of responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy P. Ward to Command Sgt. Maj. Dean R. Parsons on March 8.

  • System uses ID cards to track use of recreational facilities

    Mar 11, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Gone are the days of scribbling your name on a clipboard before entering a fitness center.

  • Leading the way in the Year of the NCO

    Mar 11, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Clark-Davis isn't really concerned about the motives that cause a Soldier to join the Army. "Some join the Army to provide for their family and to serve. Some join to go to college and to serve. There are a lot of reasons. Each of those reasons comes with 'and to serve.' Soldiers have a desire to serve their country and to be part of something that's bigger than all of us," Clark-Davis said. "And they are a better person for that."

  • Army now offering 'rock star' duty

    Mar 11, 2009

    Army Entertainment Division wants to send a band on the road to entertain deployed troops - as soon as Soldier-musicians are ready to step onto the stage.

  • RDECOM NCOs conduct quarterly training at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Mar 11, 2009

    United in focus and in their mission, the noncommissioned officers of the U.S. Research Development and Engineering Command gathered at Aberdeen Proving Ground to conduct their quarterly professional development training.

  • NATO Military Committee Chairman pays respects to Unknowns

    Mar 11, 2009

  • Military Shoppers Invited to 'Fuel Up' with BX/PX Contest

    Mar 11, 2009

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and ConAgra Foods, Inc., one of North America's largest packaged foods companies, are putting military shoppers in the driver's seat as they give away $20,000 in free fuel, March 13-19.

  • Army site project manager acccepts new challenge Brubaker moving from CMA/Indiana to ACWA/Kentucky

    Mar 11, 2009

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency announced today the impending reassignment of one of its successful site project managers. Jeffrey Brubaker, who has been the site project manager for CMA's Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Newport, Ind. for the last six years, will begin similar site project manager duties at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant located on Blue Grass Army Depot, Richmond, Ky.

  • USACR/Safety Center Reminds Soldiers to Drink Responsibly this St. Patrick's Day

    Mar 11, 2009

    News release

  • Web site updates, helps Veterans after deployment

    Mar 11, 2009

    Since launching Aug. 5, 2008, a Web site featuring resources to help Soldiers returning from deployment has grown to provide more information for servicemembers returning from deployment - as well as for their families.

  • 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team Keeps Greywolf's Wounded in 'Cavalry Family'

    Mar 11, 2009

    "Once Cavalry, Always Cav. ... Once Greywolf, Always Greywolf." For a group from 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's command group and Family Readiness Support assistants, it's more than just a catchphrase; it's a pledge of support they make to all former Cav. Soldiers

  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center to mark centennial in April

    Mar 11, 2009

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center to mark centennial in April

  • Army's Top Medic Visits "Lifeline" Crew

    Mar 11, 2009

    CSM Althea Dixon, top medical enlisted in the Army, visits the Lifeline Battalion at Camp Liberty Iraq

  • Picatinny Arsenal NCO oath

    Mar 11, 2009

  • Joint celebration says 'thanks' to youth

    Mar 11, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Saying "thanks" this year to Kaiserslautern's youngest members during April's Month of the Military Child will mark a "first."

  • Pre-cancerous skin spots cause look back at lifelong over-exposure to the sun

    Mar 11, 2009

    Over-exposure to the sun during youth and young adulthood causes Kaiserslautern resident to undergo painful treatment later in life and remind others of the sun's danger.

  • 'Peter Pan:' Grateful German citizen treats U.S. youths to free day at the theater

    Mar 11, 2009

    (FRANKFURT, Germany) - A German whose early childhood was influenced by the action of an American Soldier has in turn reached out to the children of American Soldiers in Germany. Dr. Wilfried Kastening, treasurer of Frankfurt International School, and his wife, Astrid, business manager of Theatre Unlimited, hosted 45 children and their chaperones from U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's School-Age Services program at a play in Frankfurt. The children attended the opening performance of "Peter Pan" at the English Theater.

  • Reconciliation with Taliban worth trying, Biden says

    Mar 11, 2009

    WASHINGTON - Though reconciliation with the Taliban is worth exploring, decisions in that regard should be left to Afghanistan's people and government, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday in Brussels, Belgium.

  • Wiesbaden AFAP conference prioritizes top issues

    Mar 11, 2009

    (WIESBADEN, Germany) - For the seasoned participants of the Army Family Action Plan, the process is great. But to the Soldier who executes with few words of instruction, the process may be a little too bureaucratic. But whatever the regard, for the past 25 years, the process has been getting things done.

  • Army NCO History (Part 9): OEF, OIF and the future of the NCO

    Mar 11, 2009

    A history of the Army NCO.

  • Army NCO History (Part 8): Post Vietnam, 1980s and 90s

    Mar 11, 2009

    A history of the Army NCO.

  • Army NCO History (Part 7): Korean and Vietnam Wars

    Mar 11, 2009

    A history of the Army NCO.

  • Army NCO History (Part 6): World War II

    Mar 11, 2009

    A history of the Army NCO.

  • Two U.S. Army Europe captains among winners of Army-level MacArthur leadership awards

    Mar 11, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Mar.. 10, 2009) - Two U.S. Army Europe captains have been recognized as being among the best junior officer leaders in today's Army. Capt. Allen Kehoe of Company D, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, and Capt. Erik C. Oksenvaag of Company C, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, were among the 28 winners in the Army-level competition of the 2008 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Awards program. The winners were announced by official Army message March 6.

  • Army NCO History (Part 5): World War I

    Mar 11, 2009

    A history of the Army NCO.

  • Army NCO History (Part 4): Indian War & Spanish-American War

    Mar 11, 2009

    A history of the Army NCO.

  • Army NCO History (Part 3): Civil War

    Mar 11, 2009

    A history of the Army NCO.

  • Army NCO History (Part 2): War of 1812 & Mexican-American War

    Mar 11, 2009

    A history of the Army NCO.

  • Army NCO History (Part 1): American Revolution

    Mar 11, 2009

    A history of the Army NCO.

  • "You lead from the front."

    Mar 11, 2009

    Article about the SAMC.

  • Charlie Wilson and the Gap Band "bring it" to 3rd HBCT, FOB Marez

    Mar 10, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - Charlie Wilson, solo recording artist and lead singer of the Gap Band, and the Gap Band treated Soldiers of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division as well as Soldiers from units throughout Forward Operating Base Marez, to an old school good time on Feb. 23, when the band brought the "Party Train" to Mosul, Iraq in a live concert.

  • Iraqis work closely with 56th SBCT engineers

    Mar 10, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - National Guardsmen from Pennsylvania are providing expertise and assistance for the Iraqi Army and civil engineers here.

  • Sweat, basketball cements IA, US engineer bond

    Mar 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Sweat rolls off of mud-splattered faces twisted with concentration. Soldiers stand knee-deep in freshly poured concrete, furiously working their shovels with cement-smeared gloves and uniforms. The Soldiers, shouting in Arabic and English, are drowned out by the droning of the concrete mixer truck.

  • Teaching the art of war

    Mar 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Not long after the announcement that American forces would end their combat mission in Iraq in August of 2010, Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers returned to training the troops who will remain on the streets of Baghdad long after the departure of Coalition Soldiers.

  • Romanian 'Red Scorpions' assume authority from 'White Sharks'

    Mar 10, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The Romanian Army's 26th Infantry Battalion 'Red Scorpions,' assumed authority from the 341st Infantry Battalion, 'White Sharks,' at Camp Dracula here March 3.

  • New tractors to Radwaniyah farmers

    Mar 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Local sheiks, Radwaniyah Farmer's Association members, and Soldiers from the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armored Regiment, attended a tractor delivery ceremony held by the Farmer's Association in Radwaniyah March 6.

  • Commentary: Learning life's lessons through sports

    Mar 10, 2009

    In my attempt to find something to motivate me to write another sports column, I visited my favorite website looking to find some information on the biggest sports headlines from back home. However, just like most things in life, it is often the unexpected things from which we draw our inspiration.

  • Steps to success in the al-Fadhil market

    Mar 10, 2009

  • Black Dragons strong in Southern Iraq

    Mar 10, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HUNTER, Iraq - Within the base's fitness center here at any hour of the day, one will likely see a handful of the vibrant, red physical training t-shirts the Black Dragon troops are known for.

  • Soldier in Focus - SFC Glenn Sierra: Shark wrangler, journalist, combat engineer

    Mar 10, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Today's Soldier in Focus is Sgt. 1st Class Glenn Sierra, a combat engineer assigned to the 836th Sapper Company, 890th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad. Sierra, a native of Brownsville, Texas, enlisted in the U.S. Army twenty years ago. Sierra has seen many combat engagements throughout his career, including his second deployment to Iraq.

  • IED hunters honored

    Mar 10, 2009

  • Iraqi Soldiers provide blankets to Qal'at Salih citizens

    Mar 10, 2009

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