Archive: Apr 2009

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  • IA Leaders, Team Weasel count on COIN

    Apr 9, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Members of a staff who work with the 6th Iraqi Army Division in northwest Baghdad conducted training with their counterparts to identify their strengths and weaknesses in counterinsurgency operations.

  • USO honors West Point NCO

    Apr 9, 2009

    Photo and caption of West Point NCO who received the USO 2009 Military Leadership Award

  • Summer internships teach cadets about culture

    Apr 9, 2009

    Story and photos about conflict and human security studeis program run by Dept. of Social Sciences at West Point for West Point and ROTC cadets

  • CSA visits Fort Lewis

    Apr 9, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Joseph looks back as his wife is congratulated on her husband's promotion by the Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., at Fort Lewis, Wash., on April 7, 2009.

  • TRADOC commander visits Fort Sill

    Apr 9, 2009

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, talks with lieutenants in the Basic Officer Leader Course II April 8, at the Thompson Hill range at Fort Sill, Okla. Dempsey visited the fort April 8-9 for an orientation to its missions. He has been the TRADOC commander at Fort Monroe, Va., since December 2008.

  • Chef Lagasse takes on Mission MRE challenge

    Apr 9, 2009

  • SOL SOAR

    Apr 9, 2009

  • NCO Induction

    Apr 9, 2009

    There was an Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony March 20 on Fort Eustis.

  • Historic transportation company cases colors

    Apr 9, 2009

    The 956th Transportation Company cased its colors for the last time April 2. During a small but stirring ceremony here, Lt. Col. Randy Haufe, commander of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's (SDDC) 841st Transportation Battalion, paid tribute to the 956th Transportation Company's outstanding history of service.

  • 7th Sust. Bde. Soldiers remembered

    Apr 9, 2009

    7th Sust. Bde. Soldiers remembered.

  • 74th Engineer Dive Team returns to Fort Eustis

    Apr 9, 2009

    74th Engineer Dive Team returns to Fort Eustis

  • CSA emphasizes Army 'Year of the NCO'

    Apr 9, 2009

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - No one on Fort Lewis should be unclear about this year's Army theme, "Year of the NCO," thanks to a recent visit by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., who spent a day filled with meetings driving home the importance of appreciating the noncommissioned officers of the force.

  • TBOLC students on board Red Ball Express exercise

    Apr 9, 2009

    The exercise is a field examination for the U.S. Army Transportation Basic Officer Leadership Course.

  • Eustis, Story service members, families get preview of special Sesame Street show

    Apr 9, 2009

    Service members and family members treated to special preview of Sesame Street production.

  • MAPP supports service members with car buying

    Apr 9, 2009

    MAPP supports service members with car buying

  • 7th Sust. Bde. changes command

    Apr 9, 2009

    Col. Charles F. Maskell is new 7th Sustainment Brigade commander

  • Teams of Sky Soldiers fill Schweinfurt training area

    Apr 9, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Following the sound of the pain-filled moaning coming from 100 yards behind the wood line, the four-man team burst through a patch of brush and arrived at their casualty. A Soldier on her back, blood-soaked pants, plead for their help.

  • 289th MP Company run Capitol Hill M4 range

    Apr 9, 2009

    Link to a News Channel 8 Story on The Old Guard's participation in Army Day on Capitol Hill.

  • Injury no match for Soldier's tenacity

    Apr 9, 2009

    For Soldiers in Basic Combat Training, 10 weeks may seem like a long time. For one Soldier, the road to graduation took more than a year. Pvt. Nancy Miqueo, who will graduate tomorrow with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, first came to Fort Jackson for BCT in March 2008. Only three days into training, she broke her leg and was sent to the Physical Training and Rehabilitation Program.

  • Taking Aim: Army Goal - Erase Sexual Assault

    Apr 9, 2009

    Top Army leaders have launched the second phase of their attack to wipe out sexual assault. Last year, there were 1,584 reported sexual assaults Army wide. That is a 4 percent increase from the previous year. On Monday, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren addressed the "I. A.M. Strong" (the Army's campaign to combat sexual assaults) Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault Prevention Summit in Arlington, Va. He told the audience that the goal is to erase sexual assault and sexual harassment from the Army.

  • Early return of dependents Aca,!" a last resort

    Apr 9, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany Aca,!" Although some people may believe that Early Return of Dependents action is a way for the military to deal with troubling family matters, this is not entirely true.

  • Community relations event takes German mayors to new heights

    Apr 9, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Mayors from the communities around U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels got the chance to see their towns from a very different perspective March 31 when Joint Multinational Readiness Center Falcon team pilots took them on a helicopter tour of the Hohenfels training area and surrounding towns.

  • DoD, ACS send 'SOS' to Families

    Aug 20, 2012

    Fort Hood Families who have lost a Soldier now have a new Army program to assist them...and it comes with a face. Survivor Outreach Services is working to put a face with the information and support Families seek after the death of a Soldier.

  • Strength in Diversity

    Oct 23, 2012

    This United States has been called the great American melting pot. It is a metaphor to explain how the ingredients of the many races, ethnicities, religions and creeds found in America can come together to become stronger than any one ingredient alone. The melting pot brings us together and changes us into a stronger people.

  • Vice president welcomes XVIII Airborne Corps back from Iraq

    Apr 8, 2009

    Vice President Joseph Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, joined 1,200 Fort Bragg Soldiers and several hundred spectators to welcome the XVIII Airborne Corps back to Fort Bragg, N.C., Wednesday.

  • Army's top nurse named USO Woman of Year

    Apr 8, 2009

    The USO of Metropolitan New York hosted its 43rd annual Woman of the Year luncheon Tuesday, honoring exceptional women who have distinguished themselves through tireless commitment and dedication to service.

  • CSA gets 'Rock of the Year' award

    Apr 8, 2009

    Col. Robert Ferrell presents a ROCK of the Year award to Army Chief of Staff George W. Casey Jr. Saturday evening during a ceremony of the Rocks, Inc., group at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT officer retires after 30 years of service

    Apr 8, 2009

    A U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command officer closed the military chapter of his career in a ceremony April 7 at the Sparkman Center. Chief of Staff Col. John C. Hamilton, one of 10 generations of his family who served the nation, retired from active duty, citing Soldiers as the main reason he stayed for 30 years.

  • Officials break ground on Defense Media Activity headquarters

    Apr 8, 2009

    With shovels in hand under a brilliant sunlit sky, federal, state and county officials, along with business and military personnel, broke ground on the Defense Media Activity's new headquarters and production building April 8 on Fort Meade.

  • Congressional staffers, Soldiers mingle on firing range

    Apr 8, 2009

    Congressional staffers got a chance, April 8, to interact with Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and fire one of the most common Soldier weapons in the Army, the M-4 carbine.

  • Soldiers, family gather to honor fallen

    Apr 8, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Fellow "Greywolf" Soldiers of 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and family members gathered at Pvt. Samuel Moody's memorial service April 8, at Ironhorse Chapel on Fort Hood, Texas, to pay their respects.

  • Corp of Engineers Europe District delivers Ramstein C-130 hangar

    Apr 8, 2009

    The C-130J Super Hercules, a comprehensive upgrade to the tried-and-true C-130 Hercules, has been in service since 1999, but until the recent completion of a new dual-bay maintenance hangar, did not have a home in Europe.

  • USO honors female service members

    Apr 8, 2009

  • Officials break ground on new Defense Media Activity headquarters

    Apr 8, 2009

    Federal, state and county officials, along with business and military personnel, broke ground April 8 on the Defense Media Activity's new headquarters and production building on Fort Meade, Md.

  • SHARP: Soldiers must keep other Soldiers safe from assault

    Apr 8, 2009

    Every Soldier is responsible for stopping sexual harassment and assault, the director of the Army's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program said in an interview Tuesday at the second SHARP summit in eight months.

  • U.S. Army North helps put hurricane plans to the test

    Apr 8, 2009

    A step-by-step hurricane response drill this month will allow a host of state and federal agencies to test their disaster contingency plans before the June 1 start of hurricane season. More than 150 planners and consequence managers will assemble at Fort Belvoir April 14-15 for what has become an annual exercise before the start of hurricane season.

  • Paratroopers speak with NP leaders, assess security

    Apr 8, 2009

  • MND-B training, partnership showcased as 17th IA Div. Soldiers display combat skills

    Apr 8, 2009

    BAGHDAD- In a showcase demonstration of the ever-increasing professionalism of the Iraqi Army, Soldiers from the 17th Iraqi Army Division conducted a combined arms live-fire exercise, including an air assault, and crowd control demonstration at the Qaqa' weapons facility south of Baghdad April 6. The exercise was to demonstrate the division's proficiency in combined operations to key Minister of Defense and Iraqi Security Forces leadership.

  • Coalition, Iraqis 'jazz up' Ziggurat

    Apr 8, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The smooth sounds of keyboard, drums and saxophone echoed off the walls of the 5,000-year-old Ziggurat of Ur at a concert here April 1.

  • Fort Carson new home to Apaches

    Apr 8, 2009

    Twelve of the 24 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division arrive at Fort Carson as part of that unit's realignment.

  • Army Diversity Policy memo

    Apr 8, 2009

  • Army Diversity Policy Memo

    Apr 8, 2009

  • Fort Carson serves as backdrop for reality show

    Apr 8, 2009

    Fort Carson recently found out that invasions don't necessarily involve tanks, artillery and other forms of military might.

  • Year of the NCO: MEDDAC Fort Meade holds change of responsibility ceremony

    Apr 8, 2009

    Incoming U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Meade Senior NCO Sgt. Major Michael L. Brooks recieves the sword from MEDDAC Fort Meade Commander Col. Christopher Castle during a change of responsibility ceremony held April 2 at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center. Outgoing Senior NCO Master Sgt. Michael D. Stockdell looks on.

  • Drill Sergeants debunk myths

    Apr 8, 2009

    For years Hollywood has presented Army drill sergeants as gruff, in-your-face, yelling, and spitting Mad Max machines. And perhaps once-upon-a-time its stories portrayed an image that was partly deserved.

  • 742nd Soldiers return from Iraq

    Apr 8, 2009

    742nd Military Intelligence Brigade Soldiers are welcomed home from Iraq during a ceremony held Friday on Fort Meade.

  • Family of slain Soldier opens hearts to school children

    Apr 8, 2009

    Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, traveled through Moa'tusm, a small town outside Samarra, to the village of Taraysha, to visit with and give gifts to the children in the area. The backpacks, filled not only with school supplies, but also with treats and toys, were sent on behalf of the Hyde family, of Modesto, Calif. 1st Lt. Daniel Hyde was a platoon leader in Company A, and was killed March 7 by an insurgent attack in Samarra.

  • SHARP Director: Soldiers must help other Soldiers stay safe from assault

    Apr 8, 2009

    Every Soldier is responsible for stopping sexual harassment and assault, the director of the Army's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program said in an interview Tuesday at the second SHARP summit in eight months.

  • The United States Army Field Band Shouts for Joy!

    Apr 8, 2009

  • Colorado Soldiers Recognizes Their Own

    Apr 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Members of the Denver, Colo., based 259th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion gathered outside their company headquarters to recognize eight Soldiers during a promotion and awards ceremony here on March 6.

  • The end of an era: Hohenfels trains last Huey pilots

    Apr 8, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Four Army aviators training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, this March marked the beginning of the end for an aircraft that has been one of the most recognizable faces of Army aviation for half a century.

  • Al Rega school students receive much needed supplies

    Apr 8, 2009

    1st Lt. Daniel Flynn, a platoon leader in Company C, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, met with Maj. Adil Yusef Khalef, director general of internal affairs in the region, to coordinate the delivery of more than 200 backpacks filled with pens, pencils, paper and notepads.

  • Hohenfels clinic provides increased behavioral health care for mTBI Soldiers, all patients

    Apr 8, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Last month as the Army worked to increase knowledge about mental health issues and mild traumatic brain injury during Brain Injury Awareness Month, the U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels health clinic followed suit by increasing mental health services available to Soldiers and other TRICARE beneficiaries.

  • Bara'ia families receive food, water and farming supplies

    Apr 8, 2009

    Soldiers from the Spartan platoon of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, delivered several cases of Halal meals to families in the neighborhood.

  • Female Soldier pushes herself and others

    Apr 8, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq - Spc. Patricia Mathis, 506th Quartermaster Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, pushes her body past its limits to run in marathons and to compete in physically challenging events like the recent "Sustainer Challenger" at Joint Base Balad, March 18 to 19.

  • School improvements coming to Zaggurbanya village

    Apr 8, 2009

    Cpt. Mike Keifman, the chaplain for Special Troops Bn., 3rd Inf. Bde. Combat Team, 25th Inf. Div., and his Iraqi Army counterparts are charged with improving the school before the beginning of the next school year.

  • Former CID agent urges a 'declaration of war' on sexual assault

    Apr 8, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Russell Strand, chief of the U.S. Army Military Police School Family Advocacy Law Enforcement Training Program, didn't mince his words during his sexual assault awareness training April 2 at the Woodlawn Golf Course on Ramstein Air Base.

  • SORT: Getting the new generation on board for recycling

    Apr 8, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- Simple sorting means simple savings.

  • New vehicle office to reduce Heidelberg wait times

    Apr 8, 2009

    The way vehicles owned by U.S. personnel are registered in Heidelberg will change beginning April 17. The goal is to reduce the sometime four-hour wait to 20-25 minutes said Lt. Col. Anita Greenlee, director of emergency services, U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg.

  • Obama praises troops during surprise visit to Iraq

    Apr 8, 2009

    In a surprise visit to Iraq today, President Barack Obama declared to troops in Baghdad that now is the time for Iraqis "to take responsibility for their country."

  • From Chunk to Hunk

    Apr 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Spc. Eric Mickelson, from Madison, Wis., of the 602nd Maintenance Company from Fort Hood, Texas, has been struggling with his weight and the Army physical fitness test since Jan. 2006.

  • Eagles' pay for the troops

    Apr 8, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq -- Delta Detachment, 101st Financial Management Company, 10th Sustainment Brigade Troops Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, out of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) of Fort Campbell, Ky., has led the way providing financial support in the Baghdad area: Forward Operating Bases Victory and Liberty.

  • Unsung heroes keep Soldiers moving in Iraq

    Apr 8, 2009

    There's an Army standard, then there's the Highlander standard. For the mechanics of the 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, an Army National Guard unit from Spokane, Wash., keeping vehicles on roads for their perspective companies is their only purpose and they fulfill it with near perfection

  • Hotel Company, 1-161 Infantry Soldiers' maiden voyage to Scania.

    Apr 8, 2009

    CONVOY SUPPORT CENTER SCANIA - "You see the lights up ahead' That's Scania," said Sgt. 1st Class Elwin Farnsworth to an obviously impatient and haggard crew.

  • Sustainers welcome 63rd RRC to JBB

    Apr 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) welcomed 98 Soldiers from the 63rd Regional Readiness Command to their ranks here, March 20.

  • Humphreys Earth Day activities not limited to one day

    Apr 8, 2009

    Throughout the month of April, several events will take place at Humphreys Garrison to promote environmental awareness, and showcase ways for community members to be better stewards of our natural resources.

  • 'You have to do everything honorably, to the best of your ability - with no regrets'

    Apr 8, 2009

    Everybody has someone in their life that pushed them in some way to get to where they are today. Staff Sgt. William J. Schaffhauser, the schools supervisor with 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, had an early career mentor named Staff Sgt. Andre Frazier.

  • Transportation Soldiers compete to be named NCO of the Year

    Apr 8, 2009

    LIVORNO, Italy - Being a good leader requires a great deal of strength, determination and patience, which was evident as two very determined Soldiers set out to prove they were worthy of being called the 598th Transportation Group Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for 2009.

  • Workforce survey gives command passing grade

    Apr 7, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - A survey of U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud's workforce indicates the command is successful in most areas regarding employee and customer satisfaction, with one exception - complaint feedback. Forty six percent of respondents to a combined workforce command climate survey conducted in late March said they did not receive a response when they complained about poor service.

  • Red Cloud CAC holds nine-ball tournament

    Apr 7, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRSION - Soldiers and Civilians came to Warrior Country for the Installation Management Command-Korea Nine-Ball Tournament held at the USAG-RC Community Activities Center, March 28-29. Areas I-IV held separate tournaments in their local areas to determine who would represent them in the IMCOM-K tournament.

  • Sang Mu over Warriors 105-89 in friendship b-ball

    Apr 7, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Republic of Korea army's Sang Mu professional basketball team toyed with Casey's Warriors ad hoc basketball team and stayed between 10 and 20 points ahead throughout the ROK/U.S. Friendship Basketball game held in Carey Fitness Center on USAG-Casey the evening of March 26.

  • LSS sponsors trained on Red Cloud

    Apr 7, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Lean Six Sigma project sponsors and green belts received training by Black Belt Todd Knowlton, contractor, Installation Management Command-Korea March 27 in the USAG-RC conference room to learn how to identify, define, categorize and execute projects.

  • HAS students spearhead donation drive for Iraqi children

    Apr 7, 2009

    Community service effort led by Humphreys American School students in South Korea result in more than 800 Iraqi school children from Tariq Benziat Elementary school in the Huriya section of Baghdad receiving hundreds of pounds of Humanitarian Aid there, March 19. HAS student council members spearheaded a donation drive during February after hearing about efforts of American Soldiers at Camp Liberty, Iraq to collect HA items to help the children of Iraq.

  • Fort Drum Cultural Resources Team Takes the Long Way to Excellence

    Apr 7, 2009

    Fort Drum's team of cultural resource professionals has more than 75 years of combined experience working in the military cultural resources setting, and more than 60 years of combined experience at Fort Drum specifically. The CRM team is responsible for more than 240 prehistoric and 700 historic archaeological sites and six historic and archaeological districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During the past 15 years, the Fort Drum archaeology field team has performed more than 100,000 shovel tests, surveyed more than 40,000 acres of military land and discovered more than 200 Native American ancestral places, preserving many of them.

  • First Swing program inspires wounded warriors to retain active lifestyle

    Apr 7, 2009

    Six summers ago, Sgt. Roy Mitchell was a 2-handicap golfer who earned a tryout for the All-Army Golf Team. Now he's a disabled golfer with an 8 handicap, striving to regain his form on a prosthetic leg and tinkering with a specialized golf cart.

  • First Swing program inspires wounded warriors to retain active lifestyle

    Apr 7, 2009

    Six summers ago, Sgt. Roy Mitchell was a 2-handicap golfer who earned a tryout for the All-Army Golf Team.

  • Modern Pioneers conduct night sling load training

    Apr 7, 2009

    BAGHDAD - There is a common saying among U.S. Soldiers- 'we own the night'. To own the night takes hours and days of training. This is exactly what the Soldiers of Company A, 47th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, sought to accomplish when they conducted night-time sling load training at Camp Striker, Iraq, April 1.

  • Army offers practical, career-related student experience programs

    Apr 7, 2009

    Like most college students, the thought of an internship where he collated copies and fetched coffee was enough to make Michael Zalewski want to explode -- or at least vent. But thanks to a series of student experience programs sponsored by the Department of Defense, he gained pragmatic engineering experience doing both: exploding and venting.

  • 'Earth Movers' remove remnants of war

    Apr 7, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Things are back in full swing these days on the outskirts of Salmak Pak in the Mada in Qada district of Iraq.

  • Army unveils diversity policy at West Point conference

    Apr 7, 2009

    Army diversity policy was unveiled last week at the U.S. Military Academy and West Point Association of Graduates' 10th annual Diversity Leadership Conference, April 2-4.

  • Savings that make cents

    Apr 7, 2009

    Robert Wild, Logistics Integration Directorate, was presented with a check for $500 by Brig. Gen. Larry Wyche on March 9 for saving the Joint Munitions Command $12,514,986. Wild completed a Just Do It Lean Six Sigma project that focused on unserviceable Condition Code E Army-owned ammunition, which required only limited expense or effort to restore to a serviceable condition. "Ammunition is inventoried and inspected on a regular basis, but there has been little funding available to support small projects with the potential to upgrade CC-E ammunition to a serviceable condition for Army use in training and current operations," said Wild.

  • Iraqi, Army mechanics get dirty during joint training

    Apr 7, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY - While a Lebanese, Iraqi, and Egyptian mix CD played in the background, four 6th Iraqi Army engineer mechanics lay sprawled on the floor of a maintenance bay, fixing their battered military vehicle. The IAs took part in the second joint vehicle maintenance training conducted by the 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, Multi-National Division-Baghdad.

  • 319th AFAR patrols the night

    Apr 7, 2009

  • Oklahoma firefighters train at McAlester -- because practice makes perfect

    Apr 7, 2009

    In the midst of a dry season more than 400 volunteer firefighters from 90 communities descended on McAlester Army Ammunition Plant March 6-8 to learn how to handle nature's untamed beast -- wild fire. The three-day event was the 9th Annual Bob Jones Wildland Fire Training Program sponsored by the Fire Training Department of the Oklahoma State University and the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant.

  • Class in session: Bravo Bulls teach ISF, secure trust in neighborhoods

    Apr 7, 2009

    BAGHDAD - At the teal dome of the al-Sadren mosque just outside of Joint Security Station Zafaraniyah in the Karrada district of southeast Baghdad, the call to prayer beckons the faithful. At the fence that borders the station, a shepherd herds his flock through the fields. At the disheveled school building nearby, a different kind of instruction still goes on -Bravo Battery "Bulls," prepare for another patrol mentoring their Iraqi Security Force partners.

  • When training becomes the real thing

    Apr 7, 2009

    Volunteer firefighters from at least three communities who were attending a wild land fire training exercise at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant interrupted their training to respond to a double-wide trailer fire March 9 at about 3:16 p.m. There were no fatalities or injuries. The fire took place almost a mile outside the plant's back gate on Highway 31 West.

  • Learning the NBC's of Toxic Industrial Chemical Protection Equipment

    Apr 7, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, MOSUL, Iraq - The door flies open and floods the dark room with a blast of light. Two Soldiers are standing in the doorway geared up in hazardous material suits ready to identify nuclear, biological and chemical contaminants in an abandoned building using toxic industrial chemical protection equipment.

  • Capturing success, Crane interns excel

    Apr 7, 2009

    Having a "go get it attitude" is commendable for many in the under 30 group. A positive attitude will take you far but it places you in a league of your own when that attitude shines through in opportune situations. Situations that are designed for the select and equally selective are indeed worthy of putting forth your best effort.

  • 'Long Knife' pars course for resources

    Apr 7, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Fund raising doesn't always have to be car washes and bake sales.

  • Leaving a legacy, marking a transition

    Apr 7, 2009

    Tooele Army Depot said goodbye and thanked the highest ranking civil service employee on his retirement. Rodney J. Huff left behind a legacy in a career culminating more than 38 years of service to the Department of Defense. While at the depot he held various positions including; director of conventional ammunition operations, deputy director of conventional ammunition, deputy director of supply, three different production planning and control divisions in ammunition and supply, and chief of depot property division.

  • First Team, local ISDs plan for successful grad ceremonies

    Apr 7, 2009

    BELTON, Texas - As a career Soldier, Col. Tobin Green, commander of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, has had to spend a lot of his time away from his family due to training or deployed.

  • Ice cream social sets tone for Fort Campbell Month of Military Child

    Apr 7, 2009

    Fort Campbell's Eagles Child Development Center held an ice cream social April 1 to celebrate Month of the Military Child.

  • FM 3-24.2, Tactics in Counterinsurgency

    Apr 7, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> FM 3-24.2, <i>Tactics in Counterinsurgency</i> establishes doctrine for tactical counterinsurgency (COIN) operations at the company, battalion, and brigade level. It is based on lessons learned from historic counterinsurgencies and current operations. This manual continues the efforts of FM 3-24, <i>Counterinsurgency</i>, in combining the historic approaches to COIN with the realities of today's operational environment (OE) - an environment modified by a population explosion, urbanization, globalization, technology, the spread of religious fundamentalism, resource demand, climate change and natural disasters and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

  • LMCS Bridges the Gap between Ship and Shore

    Apr 7, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Lightweight Modular Causeway System (LMCS) introduces the ability to bridge the gap between seafaring vessels and shore when access to a port is unavailable or denied. The inflatable bridge is created from flotation bladders with an overlain walking path and can be transported by ship or by air. It can be put together with as little as seven people and is designed to withstand waves up to 20 feet in a survival mode and to support single lane traffic from heavy vehicles.

  • 'Reach Out and Read' now reaches military families

    Apr 7, 2009

    Through Reach Out and Read's Military Initiative, doctors and nurses at 20 military hospitals, including one in Germany, will soon receive training on how to promote early literacy for children, and free books to be handed out to parents with young children - ages six months through five years - when visiting well-baby or well-child clinics.

  • Road 2 Recovery Don't Mess With Texas Challenge

    Apr 7, 2009

    Road 2 Recovery "Don't Mess With Texas" Cycling Challenge

  • Fort Lewis-based Soldiers take reigns of Multinational Corps Iraq

    Apr 7, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr. took the reins from Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III as the Multinational Corps Iraq commanding general in a transfer of authority ceremony April 4 at Camp Victory's Al Faw Palace.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps wraps up longest deployment in unit history

    Apr 7, 2009

    Over the past two weeks, about 900 Soldiers from Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps returned home from Iraq, ending the corps' longest deployment.

  • Reconsidering Afghanistan: Time for an "Azimuth Check"

    Apr 7, 2009

    For some time now, our trajectory and strategy in Afghanistan have been flat. We are not losing, and we are not winning. We find ourselves in an operational stalemate where progress on governance, reconstruction, and economic development-the core of our state-building strategy-is slowing while requirements for security and additional military force are accelerating. This condition is dangerous, given the American cultural urge to move on to new challenges. The Pakistanis and Afghans are not only aware of this tendency, they remember it, rendering our protestations of constancy moot.

  • Georgia's Cyber Left Hook

    Apr 7, 2009

    On July 19, 2008 an Internet security firm reported a distributed denial of service cyber attack against Web sites in the country of Georgia. Three weeks later, on Aug. 8, 2008, security experts observed a second, more substantial round of attacks against Georgian Web sites. Analysts noted that these additional attacks appeared to coincide with the movement of Russian troops into South Ossetia in response to Georgian military operations launched a day earlier in the region.

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