Archive: Apr 2009

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  • Single Troops Discover a Model Universe

    Apr 2, 2009

    A group of Service members from the U.S. Army Garrison - Miami Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers took some timid, bold, graceful, unexpected and wondering steps into a different world March 19 at the opening of Miami Fashion Week.

  • Faithful food servant retires: 'More than 50 years is enough!'

    Apr 2, 2009

    "Superman" debuted in the newspaper comic strips Jan. 16, 1939. Filming began on the epic film "Gone With the Wind" 10 days later. While both are public milestones, a much quieter one occurred three days after filming started - the birth in Bradenton, Fla., of a man who would dedicate more than 50 years of his life to federal service.

  • Depot, GDLS support multi-national command with M1A1 sustainment

    Apr 2, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--An agreement signed March 12 between the depot and General Dynamics Land Systems set the stage for depot workers to deploy to Southwest Asia in support of Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq and its M1A1 combat vehicle program.

  • Competiton underway for Prepared Kids

    Apr 2, 2009

    To celebrate Month of the Military Child, Ready Army is launching the Prepared Kids competition. Prepared Kids recognizes the creativity, strength and spirit of Army children by inviting everyone 18 years of age and younger to share their unique perspectives on the theme, Prepare Strong!

  • Groundbreaking held at Mark Center

    Apr 2, 2009

    With the turn of several ceremonial shovA,Aels, officials broke ground at the BRAG 133 site at Mark Center in Alexandria Tuesday. 'This is the last piece of the Fort Belvoir Base Realignment and Closure initiative,' said keynote speaker Michael Rhodes, the acting director of administration and manA,Aagement in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 'This site will be the home and place of duty for 6,400 military personnel, civilians and contractors, all of whom have dedicated their professional lives to serving this nation with the Department of Defense.' The BRAG 133 project involves the reloA,Acation of various DoD agencies' personnel, including Washington Headquarters Service, from leased space in northern Virginia.

  • Belvoir recognizes Soldier and NCO of the Quarter

    Apr 2, 2009

  • Garrison commander proclaims April Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Apr 2, 2009

    Children from the Child Development Center toddler through pre-K class join Col. Deborah B. Grays, U.S. Army Garrison commander, Apr. 1 at the Commander's Conference Room, Bldg. 65, on Fort McPherson, as she signs the Child Abuse Prevention Month proclaimaton. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  • Belvoir Eagle earns two awards in Army journalism competition

    Apr 2, 2009

  • DAU, PWOC sponsor annual egg hunt, picnic

    Apr 2, 2009

    The Defense Acquisition University Easter Bunny made his 22nd appearance Saturday afternoon at the Exceptional Family Member Program egg hunt.

  • MSG Marva Lewis

    Apr 2, 2009

  • Tooele Army Depot receives permit to operate Hydrolysis System

    Apr 2, 2009

    Through a partnership established in 2001 to develop a new and innovative process to provide an environmentally friendly method for the demilitarization of small aluminum bodied munitions, Tooele Army Depot received an operating permit Jan. 26 from Utah state officials allowing for operation for the Cartridge Actuated Device - Hydrolysis Prototype Production Plant.

  • The United States Army Field Band Performs at VA Hospital

    Apr 2, 2009

  • Privacy v. Protection: two worlds collide

    Apr 2, 2009

    What can you do to protect yourself and your family, given the limited amount of public information available about crimes in European countries' Military law enforcement authorities offer tips.

  • WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

    Apr 2, 2009

  • Army Helps Dutch, American Air Forces Unite in a Training First

    Apr 2, 2009

    WOENSDRECHT AIR BASE, The Netherlands - Airmen in the 309th Airlift Squadron Fire Department, who provide crash fire rescue for the ChiAfA..vres Airfield in Belgium, which is frequently used by the SACEUR and other distinguished visitors, traveled to the Netherlands and became the first U.S. military personnel to use one of the world's best firefighting training facilities.

  • Local women's group honors Fort Eustis Garrison Command Sgt. Major

    Apr 2, 2009

    CSM Johnson presented with gift of appreciation

  • Fort Eustis highlights Year of the NCO, "Grow the Army" with groundbreaking

    Apr 2, 2009

    Groundbreaking ceremony

  • 24th Trans. Bn. participates in Convoy Live Fire Exercise

    Apr 2, 2009

    Convoy Live Fire Exercise

  • Fallacies about civilian misconduct debunked

    Apr 2, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Civilian Misconduct Action Authority is the process used for civilian residing overseas with their sponsor who break the law in their host nation. Used as a surrogate to the local judicial system, CMAA reinforces and supplements civilian legal processes.

  • Sex Signals: focus of sexual assault prevention lecture

    Apr 2, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The Army presented its newest training in Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention with a humorous play, Sex Signals, performed in an interactive atmosphere.

  • Military Police, support elements develop leadership skills through arduous training

    Apr 2, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Military Police and support elements from the 630th Military Police Company weren't just learning leadership development skills March 17 - 20; they were adapting the skills.

  • Graf's 23rd Ordnance Company accomplishes Ammo mission

    Apr 2, 2009

    In November 2008, the 23rd Ordnance Company from Grafenwoehr, Germany, commanded by Capt. George Nix, arrived in theater and took over operations at the ammunition corps storage area here from the 8th Ordnance Company. The unit has received praise since assuming mission as evidenced by the distribution of brigade coins by the 304th Sustainment Brigade Commander, Lt. Col. Norman B. Green.

  • On top of their game

    Apr 2, 2009

    Of all the support personnel who work to ensure the success of each convoy security patrol, the ones that are "on top of their game" at all times, but hope they are never needed are the medics.

  • Women's History Month observed at Fort Shafter

    Apr 1, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - (March 31, 2009) The Oahu Army community observed Women's History Month, here, with the theme, "Women taking the lead to save our planet."

  • USAG Humphreys wins top prize in 2008 Army Community Relations awards

    Apr 1, 2009

    Army Public Affairs announced last week that U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys won first place in the Special Events category of the 2008 Department of Army Community Relations Awards for its Oct. 2008 Make a Difference Day. Humphreys Garrison captured the top prize out of a field of eight nominees from around the Army. Army Public Affairs officials will present the award on May 5 at the annual Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium in Crystal City, Va.

  • Returning Soldiers and Families find support to grow stronger

    Apr 1, 2009

    Spouses from 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team take a quick break between Family Strong Series classes at the Main Post Chapel Annex, Schofield Barracks.

  • 'There's nothing like putting on this uniform and being proud of it'

    Apr 1, 2009

    Army opportunities, chock-full of enlistment and re-enlistment bonuses have paved the way for professional success for tens of thousands of Army recruits and Soldiers over the last several years. For one noncommissioned officer who began her active duty Army journey more than 30 years ago the Army offered another type of opportunity--the chance to show her patriotism and sense of duty to her country during a troubled time.

  • ASMDA Space Camp Scholarships available for this summer

    Apr 1, 2009

    The Air, Space and Missile Defense Association (ASMDA) is offering 16 scholarships for selected children to attend a one week Space Camp this summer at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. These scholarships are open to any child, age 9-11, of a parent or guardian currently assigned to SMDC, PEO-M&S, STRATCOM, MSIC, NASA Marshall and MDA.

  • AMC on iReport

    Apr 1, 2009

  • Vice Chief comes to Hood to address suicides, mental health in the ranks

    Apr 1, 2009

    When Vice Chief of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli began an eight-day trip to seven Army installations across the country, his focus was on combating rising suicides in the ranks. After stops at the first few posts, the focus quickly broadened to include the overall mental health of Soldiers and their Families.

  • Chief of Staff swears in special skills program recruits

    Apr 1, 2009

  • Colorado governor, companies sign Reserve employer partnership

    Apr 1, 2009

    The first state governor, the city of Denver and nine other Colorado firms joined the Army Reserve Employer Partnership Initiative March 20.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month - April 2009

    Apr 1, 2009

  • Operational Control of U.S. Army Installation Management Command's information management funct

    Apr 1, 2009

    Directorate of Information Management (DOIM) network-related functions at IMCOM garrison were OPCONed to the Army's Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) (NETCOM/9th SC (A)) on April 1 and will be subsequently reassigned to it by Oct. 1, 2009.

  • Motorcycle rally promotes safety

    Apr 1, 2009

    On the morning of Nov. 16, 2008, Staff Sgt. Rodney Spears had a bright Army career ahead of him. He had already earned the Expert Infantry Badge, been to sniper school, served as a drill sergeant and was a member of the cadre at the Drill Sergeant School. In a split second that Sunday morning his life changed forever. A motorcycle accident has left him using crutches to get around and blind in his right eye. Half of his body is being held together by titanium screws. He is now assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit as he rehabilitates and awaits a medical discharge.

  • Senior-subordinate relationships can be source of trouble

    Apr 1, 2009

  • Fort Eustis premieres documentary film "Brothers at War"

    Apr 1, 2009

    Brother films brothers during Iraq War

  • Soldier a father figure for 11 siblings

    Apr 1, 2009

    When Pvt. Bronze Pele left home for Basic Combat Training, he had 11 brothers and sisters. When he graduates tomorrow, he will have approximately 60 more.

  • 1st Sgt. Letricia Wagner - Can-do attitude prevails

    Apr 1, 2009

    1st. Sgt. Letricia Wagner is in the NCO spotlight of the Fort Jackson Leader for the April 2 edition.

  • 15th STB recognizes volunteer of the year nominees

    Apr 1, 2009

    The 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) recognized volunteer of the year nominees at an informal ceremony at Lt. Col. Paula Lodi's house, the battalion's commander, here March 26.

  • CALL releases handbook to help units save vital info

    Apr 1, 2009

    A new handbook to guide commanders in protecting and preserving vital data, records and historical information has been released by the Center for Army Lessons Learned.

  • Spending time off the trail - Resiliency program allows cadre a much-needed break

    Apr 1, 2009

    Staff Sgt. John Doe reports for duty at 4:30 a.m., six days a week. He returns home to his wife and daughter at 9 p.m. - on a good day. Sometimes, he has to perform additional duties. He has been on this schedule for 11 months - since he became a drill sergeant.

  • Aligned Scorecards provide cohesive plan

    Apr 1, 2009

  • Volun-cheers: Unit to be honored by S.C. governor

    Apr 1, 2009

    Fort Jackson's 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment has been named the volunteer group winner for the Governor's Volunteer Awards.

  • My what big teeth you have!

    Apr 1, 2009

    Pfc. Roderick Aldrich (top) assists Capt. Elizabeth Williams with intubation of Kitti, a military working dog who received a root canal at a base in Southwest Asia. Aldrich and Williams, members of the 218th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services), worked with dentists of the Air Force 386th Expeditionary Medical Group to put two silver fillings in the dog's broken tooth, saving the working dog a trip back to Texas.

  • Kansas Guard Soldiers conduct "Read Iraq" at Al Habib School

    Apr 1, 2009

    On March 3, two Sustainment Soldiers visited Al Habib School in Muthanna Province as readers with the "Read Iraq," as part of the 287th Sustainment Brigade Civil Affairs program.

  • 15th SB Soldier remembered, missed

    Apr 1, 2009

    Family, friends, and fellow Soldiers honored Pfc. Jarvis Galloway, 157th Quartermaster Company, 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) laundry and textile specialist at a memorial service here at Comanche Chapel, March 27.

  • Keep it pumping

    Apr 1, 2009

    Sgt. Carl Verway (left) and Sgt. Bob Davis perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation for a simulated cardiac arrest patient during an advanced cardiac life support course taught by Col. Jimmie Browning to medics of the 89th Engineering Battalion in Baghdad, Iraq.

  • 15th SB rides for safety

    Apr 1, 2009

    15th SB Soldiers, retirees, friends and family members rode their motorcycles out to Stillhouse Hollow Dam Park in Belton, Texas, March 19 as part of the brigade's ongoing motorcycle safety program.

  • Look Alikes

    Apr 1, 2009

    Col. Judy Ruiz (left) and Col. Yolanda Ruiz-Isales (right) are credited with being the first identical twins to sit as active Army medical treatment facility commanders.

  • All-Army wrestlers seek another Greco-Roman national crown

    Apr 1, 2009

    The All-Army wrestling team will march into Las Vegas Convention Center in search of its ninth Greco-Roman crown in the past 10 years at the U.S. National Wrestling Championships April 9-11.

  • 3d Sustainment Command-Wired for Safety

    Apr 1, 2009

    In March 2009, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) G7 Engineers, working with base contractors, completed the rewiring of their headquarters for the electrical safety of Sustainers here.

  • Soldiers' bravery, selfless sacrifice honored

    Apr 1, 2009

    The March 27 presentation of two Distinguished Flying Crosses started with a performance by the 82nd Airborne Chorus, but the events leading up to this one day began almost six years ago near Camp Humphreys on the border between North and South Korea.

  • British transfer control in Basra to MND-South

    Apr 1, 2009

    British Maj. Gen. Andy Salmon turned over responsibility for security in Iraq's southern province to U.S. Maj. Gen. Michael Oates, commander of the new Multi-National Division-South, in a ceremony Tuesday at Basra International Airport.

  • Covenant promises best quality care

    Apr 1, 2009

    Warrior Family Covenant promises best quality care

  • Vets Bring Encouragement, Example to Newly Disabled Comrades

    Apr 1, 2009

    Vets Bring Encouragement, Example to Newly Disabled Comrades

  • Fort Riley aviators deploy to support flood relief efforts

    Apr 1, 2009

    Six helicopters from the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade left Fort Riley, Kansas, over the weekend to join the flood relief mission along the Red River in eastern North Dakota. The Department of Defense assistance to North Dakota's responders and the Federal Emergency Management Agency is led by a Defense Coordinating Element of U.S. Army North. The helicopter task force provides specialized assistance from Army forces that stand ready to assist American's in need when crises strike the homeland.

  • Fire safety campaign focuses on awareness, inspections

    Apr 1, 2009

    Increased fire prevention awareness is the goal of a campaign launched March 31 throughout the Installation Management Command. Campaign actions include promoting fire safety and increased inspections. The campaign extends through national Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10, and will conclude Oct.31.

  • U.S. Army Element, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives YouTube Channel

    Apr 1, 2009

  • Speicher Transporters train to stay safe

    Apr 1, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The 233rd Transportation Company, from Fort Knox, Ky., conducts a two-to four-day safety stand down every three months to enforce safety standards both on base and on the roads of Iraq.

  • Pond Security: Aiming to protect lives through training, professionalism

    Apr 1, 2009

    The 3,400 Pond Security officers and support personnel who guard 25 sites throughout Germany take their job seriously and have the training and authority to fulfill their mission.

  • Year of the NCO - 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) holds change of responsibility ceremony

    Apr 1, 2009

  • Census Bureau to canvass post this month

    Apr 1, 2009

    Fort Meade Installation Commander Col. Daniel L. Thomas signed an agreement last week promising the installation's support of the 2010 federal census. Census workers will canvass the installation starting around April 23,

  • New Army Spouses Initiative

    Apr 1, 2009

  • Combat outpost serves as front line in Afghanistan fight

    Apr 1, 2009

    Next to a small village in Afghanistan's fertile Jalrez Valley, a platoon of U.S. soldiers busy themselves fortifying a fighting position, stringing concertina wire, aiming mortars, and filling lots and lots of sand bags.

  • Military police start first district-level SWAT team in Afghanistan

    Apr 1, 2009

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Being one of the only three military police officers tasked with mentoring Afghan national police in an area larger than the state of Delaware means being creative. For the three Grafenwoehr, Germany, based Soldiers from the 527th MP Company, the idea of establishing the first SWAT-like team made up of Afghan police in Regional Command-East, was too appealing to pass up.

  • Teaching on, off the court

    Apr 1, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Sergeant First Class Michelle Raether spent March 27-29 doing what she loves: referring basketball as she called the Installation Management Command-Europe championships in Mannheim, Germany.

  • LINN initiative gives educators, professionals tools to help children cope with traumas of war, loss

    Apr 1, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- "Daddy, why do people have to go to war'" In a time of war and multiple deployments, military children ask difficult questions. The Military Child Education Coalition is helping educators and community service professionals find the answers and ease the challenges our youngest Soldiers face. The coalitions' most recent initiative, Living in the New Normal: Supporting Children Through Trauma and Loss, held a two-day, professional development seminar in Grafenwoehr March 26-27.

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