Archive: Apr 2009

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  • Medic awarded for valor

    Apr 24, 2009

  • Click: Soldiers should never give up

    Apr 24, 2009

    In the 17 years Staff Sgt. Tracy Click has served, he has been deployed to Iraq three times.

  • Army launches Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention Campaign

    Apr 24, 2009

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli recently signed the Army Campaign Plan for Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention. The comprehensive plan mandates unprecedented changes in Army doctrine, policy, and resource allocation, and provides immediate guidance to commanders to address the problem of suicides, Army senior leaders said.

  • Ironhorse troops provide National Police station more security

    Apr 24, 2009

  • Army Launches Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, And Suicide Prevention Campaign

    Apr 24, 2009

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli recently signed the Army Campaign Plan for Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention. This comprehensive plan mandates unprecedented changes in Army doctrine, policy, and resource allocation, and provides immediate guidance to commanders to address the problem of suicides.

  • Here comes the Boom

    Apr 24, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - A partnership that, for two years, has been an opportunity of learning for both the Iraqi and U.S. armies came to its pinnacle on Monday April 20. A transition of authority ceremony was held to hand over the reins of explosive ordinance disposal throughout the Ninewah province to the 2nd Iraqi Army Div. Bomb Disposal Co.

  • Joint patrols help keep Sadr City safe

    Apr 24, 2009

    Sunlight is fading in Sadr City as Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, along with Iraqi Soldiers move down streets lined with houses in an effort to keep the city safer.

  • Night mission opens Khadra neighborhood

    Apr 24, 2009

    BAGHDAD - In an effort to boost area improvement, Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers teamed up with Iraqi Security Forces to move concrete barriers in the Khadra neighborhood of northwest Baghdad in the early hours of April 20.

  • U.S. senators meet with Dagger Soldiers

    Apr 24, 2009

  • Mangudais Ride Again at Knox

    Apr 24, 2009

    Even though many are not in combat arms specialties, the senior NCOs worked together to meet the challenges of Mangudai.

  • Soldiers, families get glimpse of home-to-be in Schweinfurt

    Apr 24, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- The long road from Mannheim, Germany, to Schweinfurt just got a little bit shorter for 96 Soldiers and family members from the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion who visited the community that they will soon call home April 22.

  • Fallen Soldier memorialized in Chicago room where military journey started

    Apr 24, 2009

    On April 20, 2009, the Chicago Military Entrance Processing Station re-named its "swearing-in" room after Sgt. Joe Vanek, a Paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division who was killed in Iraq in 2007. Friends, family, and current and former members of Vanek's old unit came to Chicago to attend the dedication.

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    Apr 24, 2009

  • Captured Japanese Yosegaki flag returns to Camp Jackson, 81st Infantry Division during 101st Army Re

    Apr 24, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. - The 81st Regional Support Command Soldiers and civilians spent an hour remembering the "Wildcat" past and celebrating the U.S. Army Reserve Birthday during a ceremony at the headquarters building held April 23 here. A restored World War II Japanese Yosegaki Flag that was captured during fighting in the Pacific by Soldiers from the anti-tank regiment of the 321st Infantry Regiment , 81st Infantry Division "Wildcats" from Camp Jackson was unveiled as part of 101st year of the Army Reserve celebration. The "good luck" Yosegaki Flag was found by Pvt. Harold Snider, a ranger assigned to the anti-tank regiment of the 321st Infantry Regiment, 81st Infantry Division during World War II, in a bunker on Angkor Island, in the during fighting in the Pacific.

  • 'Take Back the Night' rally brings sexual assault into the spotlight

    Apr 24, 2009

    In a unified effort, nearly 500 servicemembers and civilians completed a 1.8-mile walk and attended a rally designed to bring awareness and promote a stand against sexual assault.

  • Army, Marine Corps juggle high demands for ground forces

    Apr 24, 2009

    With U.S. military members serving in more than 120 countries throughout the world as well as meeting requirements for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, ground forces are stretched thin, senior military officials told Congress yesterday.

  • 3IBCT Soldiers inspired by visit from heroes

    Apr 24, 2009

    When the two old men arrived their appearance personified a leadership trait that no one could ignore. The Vietnam veterans were humbly dressed in civilian clothes, but still had a core of military bearing, despite having been retired for many years.

  • Iraqis, Soldiers Respond to Vehicle Collision

    Apr 24, 2009

    A day like any other day for several Soldiers serving with the 607th Military Police Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, instantly halted, as local Iraqis and U.S. military Soldiers took action to administer medical aid to injured Iraqis at a moments notice.

  • Logistics sergeant major talks shop with Liberian troops

    Apr 24, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. Bryan Witzel, a logistics sergeant major for U.S. Army Africa, journeyed to Liberia in mid-April to conduct an assessment of the U.S. Army's role in the Liberian Security Sector Reform program, a U.S. State Department-led effort to rebuild the Armed Forces of Liberia. He also took time to speak with AFL soldiers about the importance of supply and logistics.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers re-enlist for 360 years

    Apr 23, 2009

    On the Army Reserve's 101st birthday on Capitol Hill, 60 reserve Soldiers, mostly noncommissioned officers from units representing all 50 states, raised their right hands and re-enlisted for a combined total of 360 years.

  • Joint Task Force-Bravo, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras

    Apr 23, 2009

  • Army launches Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention Campaign

    Apr 23, 2009

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli recently signed the Army Campaign Plan for Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention. This comprehensive plan mandates unprecedented changes in Army doctrine, policy, and resource allocation, and provides immediate guidance to commanders to address the problem of suicides.

  • 18th MEDCOM NCO training

    Apr 23, 2009

    The training was designed to familiarize NCOs with operations in mountainous terrain, survival techniques, basic mountaineering and orienteering.

  • Aca,!EoeMobile USOAca,!a,,c will allow group to better serve Soldiers

    Apr 23, 2009

    A vehicle recently donated to the United Service Organizations will help the volunteer-driven group better serve military members and their families.

  • Army wins three Department of Defense awards for environmental stewardship

    Apr 23, 2009

    Army installations earned three Department of Defense Environmental Awards for fiscal 2008, recognizing progress in environmental quality, natural resources conservation and cultural resources management.

  • Tiger to treat troops to July 4th weekend at AT&T National

    Apr 23, 2009

    Tiger Woods has vowed to dedicate his AT&T National PGA Tour event to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces for the third consecutive year.

  • Army brats get dose of parent's physical training

    Apr 23, 2009

    It's the Month of the Military Child," said Nancy Starnes, Child and Youth Services director. "They need to know all of the ins and outs of what their moms and dads do, and it's about physical fitness." Units excused their Soldiers from physical training so they could do PT with their children in the program, and the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade provided Soldiers to lead the group in PT activities.

  • Spouses get the drill

    Apr 23, 2009

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo., - Dozens of spouses and family members learned what their Soldier does at work on a daily basis during the Drill Sergeant Spouse Seminar, last week. "Drill sergeants are working wicked hard hours," said Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general. "This program was designed to give you all a better idea of what the drill sergeant does."

  • NASCAR star makes pit stop

    Apr 23, 2009

    NASCAR driver Jeff Burton visited post during ENFORCE, Monday. Burton drives the Caterpillar car and was on-hand to support his sponsor and show his appreciation for military members at Nutter Field House.

  • From Baltimore to the Army, a tale of marriage

    Apr 23, 2009

    Once upon a time, when a Soldier in the Army wanted to get married there was a good chance he would hear someone say, "If the Army had wanted you to have a wife, it would have issued you one." While the Army certainly didn't issue spouses, its outlook on married soldiers has changed dramatically. Just ask Warrant Officer Steven Kambouris and his wife, Staff Sgt. Adrienne Kambouris-who he met while in the Army.

  • Sappers demonstrate skills in yearly competition

    Apr 23, 2009

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo., The Best Sapper Competition is the engineer regiment's showcase to display the talents of the top engineers in the Army. This is the fifth annual contest and 36 sapper buddy teams registered this year - a new high. Sappers are engineers, but a one-word title doesn't do them justice. "A sapper is a jack-of-all-trades. We are expected to be able to know and do everything from infantry tasks to clearing a road and building fortifications. As an engineer you don't know what's coming next," said Capt. Michael Natalino, Sapper Leader Course, chief-of-training.

  • ENFORCE focuses on future

    Apr 23, 2009

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo., - The U.S. Army Engineer School hosts the annual Engineer Regimental Conference this week with a theme of "Building Great Engineers 2." Col. Bryan Watson, USAES commandant, greeted leaders from around the regiment and signaled the kickoff of ENFORCE at Abrams Theater, Monday.

  • Sesame Street continues to support military children

    Apr 23, 2009

  • Fort Hood Earns Sustainability Recognition

    Apr 23, 2009

    At Fort Hood, Texas, sustainability means, among other things, inventing a money-saving energy contract, resetting traffic signals to reduce carbon monoxide emissions and profitably recycling more than 9,700 tons of materials. These initiatives highlight an innovative sustainability program recognized for its many successes and Armywide applicability. The latest honor came in January, when Fort Hood earned the Fiscal Year 2008 Secretary of the Army Sustainability Award.

  • Company commander pushing safety harder

    Apr 23, 2009

    Company commander uses homespun wittisms to keep safety uppermost in young Soldiers' minds. An accidental death brings the message home.

  • U.S. Signal Center wins distributed learning award

    Apr 23, 2009

    The Signal Center and LandWarNet eUniversity were selected by an Army Training Support Center panel to receive the TRADOC distributed Learning Champion Award for 2008.

  • NCO filling important role

    Apr 23, 2009

    Fort Gordon NCO fills important role at the 2009 Presidential Inaugural.

  • Recycling: more than just papers, plastics, cans

    Apr 23, 2009

    Soldiers and Civilian employees supporting the military can receive rewards for going above and beyond the call of duty. While no awards will be given for turning in hazardous household waste between 10 a.m. and noon today at Jacob's Park on Fort McPherson, those who turn in items can leave with the satisfaction of knowing they excelled in doing their part to save the environment.

  • Fort Drum engineer duo take the 2009 'Best Sapper' contest

    Apr 23, 2009

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Two Fort Drum, N.Y., combat engineers walked away with bragging rights as the best in their business as 68 of the Army's top engineers wrapped up the 2009 Best Sapper Competition, an intense 52-hour, six-phase contest.

  • Olympic medalist tells Soldiers they are real American heroes

    Apr 23, 2009

    During his nine years in the Army, Rodney Smith had an important Army mission: representing his country in the Olympics Greco-Roman wrestling competition. While he gained fame from his 1992 and 1996 competitions, especially in his 1992 bronze medal performance, Smith told Soldiers at Fort McPherson that their contributions today are just as important and necessary as his.

  • Post-closure boon for Georgia university system

    Apr 23, 2009

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    Apr 23, 2009

    090423-KENYAMAKORI005.JPG (Pictured from left) Yusuf Haji, Minister of State for Defence, Stephene Kalonzo Musyoka, M.P., Vice President of Kenya, and Lt. Gen. Jackson Tuwei, Kenya Army commander leave the closing ceremony of the 2009 Land Forces Symposium in Mombasa, Kenya, April 23. More than 20 delegates attended the symposium which was co-hosted by the Kenya Army and U.S. Army Central. (Photo by Kenya Navy Senior Sgt. James Makori)

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    Apr 23, 2009

    090423-KENYAMAKORI003.JPG MOMBASA, Kenya (April 23, 2009) - (Pictured from right) Lt. Gen. James Lovelace, U.S. Army Central commanding general, Stephene Kalonzo Musyoka, M.P., Vice President of Kenya, Mohamed Yusuf Haji, Minister of State for Defence, and the Chief of the General Staff, Gen. William E. Ward, Commander, U.S. Africa Command, and Lt. Gen. Julius Karangi, Vice chief of the general staff, attend the closing ceremony for the 2009 Land Forces Symposium in Mombasa, Kenya, April 23. (Photo by Kenya Navy Senior Sgt. James Makori)

  • Commander helps polish 'jewels,' bring out their shine

    Apr 23, 2009

    One aspect of education is to expand a child's vocabulary, but April 16, a dozen girls from Jewell C. Anderson Elementary School in Conley were encouraged to decrease their lexicon. "You need to take 'I can't' and 'I won't' out of your vocabulary," said Col. Deborah Grays. "You can be anything you want to be."

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    090423-KENYAMAKORI002.JPG MOMBASA, Kenya (April 23, 2009) - Maj. Gen. Godefroid Niyombare, Chief of Staff of the Burundi Army, shakes hands with Stephene Kalonzo Musyoka, M.P., Vice President of Kenya, at the Land Forces Symposium in Mombasa, Kenya, April 23. More than 20 delegates came for the three day symposium to foster relationships amongst one another. (Photo by Kenya Navy Senior Sgt. James Makori)

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    Apr 23, 2009

    090423-KENYAMAKORI001.JPG MOMBASA, Kenya (April 23, 2009) - Pictured from right: Lt. Gen. Jackson Tuwei, Kenya Army commander, greets Hon. Stephene Kalonzo Musyoka, M.P., Vice President of Kenya, in Mombasa, Kenya, April 23. Musyoka arrived for the closing ceremony of the 2009 Land Forces Ceremony co-hosted by U.S. Army Central and the Kenya Army. (Photo by Kenya Navy Senior Sgt. James Makori)

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    Apr 23, 2009

    090423-KENYAMAKORI009.JPG MOMBASA, Kenya (April 23, 2009) - Pictured from left: Lt. Gen. James Lovelace, U.S. Army Central commanding general, Gen. William E. Ward, Commander, U.S. Africa Command, Stephene Kalonzo Musyoka, M.P., Vice President of Kenya, Mohamed Yusuf Haji, Minister of State for Defence, and Lt. Gen. Jackson Tuwei, Kenya Army commander, meet prior to the closing ceremony of the 2009 Land Forces Symposium in Mombasa, Kenya, April 23. (Photo by Kenya Navy Senior Sgt. James Makori)

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    Apr 23, 2009

    090423-KENYAMAKORI008.JPG MOMBASA, Kenya (April 23, 2009) - Pictured from left: Gen. William E. Ward, Commander, U.S. Africa Command shakes hands with Stephene Kalonzo Musyoka, M.P., Vice President of Kenya, as Mohamed Yusuf Haji, Minister of State for Defence, looks on in Mombasa, Kenya, April 23. Musyoka spoke to delegates at the closing ceremony of the 2009 Land Forces Symposium which was co-hosted by U.S. Army Central and the Kenya Army. (Photo by Kenya Navy Senior Sgt. James Makori)

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    Apr 23, 2009

    090423-KENYAMAKORI007.JPG MOMBASA, Kenya (April 23, 2009) - Pictured from left: Lt. Gen. James Lovelace, U.S. Army Central commanding general, Gen. William E. Ward, Commander, U.S. Africa Command, Lt. Gen. Julius Karangi, Vice chief of the general staff, Stephene Kalonzo Musyoka, M.P., Vice President of Kenya, Mohamed Yusuf Haji, Minister of State for Defence, and Lt. Gen. Jackson Tuwei, Kenya Army commander, render honors as the Kenya flag is lowered at the closing ceremony of the 2009 Land Forces Symposium in Mombasa, Kenya, April 23. (Photo by Kenya Navy Senior Sgt. James Makori)

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    Apr 23, 2009

    090423-KENYAMAKORI006.JPG MOMBASA, Kenya (April 23, 2009) - Pictured from left Mohamed Yusuf Haji, Minister of State for Defence, Stephene Kalonzo Musyoka, M.P., Vice President of Kenya, and Lt. Gen. Jackson Tuwei, Kenya Army commander, and Lt. Gen. Julius Karangi, Vice chief of the general staff, prepare to greet delegates at the 2009 Land Forces Symposium in Mombasa, Kenya, April 23. (Photo by Kenya Navy Senior Sgt. James Makori)

  • Preston recognizes NCO success

    Apr 23, 2009

    Eighteen new noncommissioned officers were among those who received kudos from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston here April 16.

  • Arsenal's Spartan 14: Elitist without elitism

    Apr 23, 2009

    Among the nearly 600 Watervliet Arsenal employees is a small group of adventurists who should be called the Spartan 14. These 14 are not exactly like King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans at Thermopylae, but don't think that these select few are anything other than warriors who readily accept risk when others may take the safer road. These elite machinists make up the Arsenal's prototype components development team.

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    Apr 23, 2009

    090423-KENYAMAKORI010.JPG MOMBASA, Kenya (April 23, 2009) - Stephene Kalonzo Musyoka, M.P., Vice President of Kenya, addresses delegates at the closing ceremony of the 2009 Land Forces Symposium in Mombasa, Kenya, April 23. The theme of this year's Land Forces Symposium was Land Forces' Challenges in a Full Spectrum Environment. (Photo by Kenya Navy Senior Sgt. James Makori)

  • Tiger to treat troops to Fourth of July weekend at AT&T National

    Apr 23, 2009

    Tiger Woods vowed April 20 to dedicate his AT&T National PGA Tour event to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces for the third consecutive year. The AT&T National hosted by Tiger Woods will donate 30,000 tickets for retired veterans, active-duty troops, Reservists and their Families to attend the tournament July 2-5 at Congressional Country Club.

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    Apr 23, 2009

    MOMBASA, Kenya (April 23,2009) - Pictured from left to right: Hon. Stephene Kalonzo Musyoka,., M.P., Vice President of Kenya, speaks with Lt. Gen. James Lovelace, U.S. Army Central commanding general, at the closing ceremony for the 2009 Land Forces Symposium, in Mombasa, Kenya, April 23. Delegates from more than 20 countries gathered for the symposium to discuss topics of mutual interest. (Photo by Sgt. Beth Lake, USARCENT Public Affairs)

  • 26 former insurgents reconcile in Tikrit

    Apr 23, 2009

    Members of the Tikrit Reconciliation Committee, including Weil Ibrahim, the Mayor of Tikrit; Col. Emad Nofan, the Tikrit Police District Chief; and Col. Iyad, the Tikrit JCC Chief, reconciled 26 criminals ranging from petty criminals to know terrorists from the Tikrit and Al Alam Police Districts April 5.

  • Local Students Shadow Redstone Workers for Day

    Apr 23, 2009

    Sixty students from Huntsville High and Johnson High took part in the annual Job Shadow Day at Redstone Arsenal on Thursday. The students were given tours, hands-on experiences, and mentoring from the Software Engineering Directorate, Prototype Integration Facility, and the Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment labs. But new this year is the integration of a pilot program called Army Education Outreach Program launched by the Aviation and Missile Command. The AEOP is designed to engage and guide students and teachers in science, math, engineering and technology. Shadow Day was hosted by AMCOM in partnership with the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center. "Today, you are a part of an effort to explain what we do," said Ronnie Chronister, AMCOM deputy commander. He welcomed the students at SED and explained the command's mission as it relates to the different organizations that the students were about to experience. "What we do is all about supporting Soldiers out there who are fighting for us every day."

  • CSA greets POTUS

    Apr 23, 2009

  • Land Forces Symposium

    Apr 23, 2009

    MOMBASA, Kenya (April 23,2009) - Pictured from left to right: Hon. Stephene Kalonzo Musyoka,., M.P., Vice President of Kenya, speaks with Lt. Gen. James Lovelace, U.S. Army Central commanding general, at the closing ceremony for the 2009 Land Forces Symposium, in Mombasa, Kenya, April 23. Delegates from more than 20 countries gathered for the symposium to discuss topics of mutual interest.

  • Iraqi medical personnel learn advanced pre-hospital care

    Apr 23, 2009

    Soldiers of 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division partnered with the Iraqi Ministry of Health to provide a series of training events geared toward creating an emergency medical system program and improving efficiency in pre-hospital care for civilian health professionals from the Tikrit General Hospital and 4th Iraqi Army Division medical personnel.


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  • Thirty-five years later

    Apr 23, 2009

    I wasn't very old in April of 1974, but it made a heck-of-an impression on me. That was the year I added the word "tornado" to my vocabulary. It is remembered as "the year of the great tornado outbreak" because of the 148 tornados that were spawned in 13 states over a 16 hour period. I was too young to understand anything but, "hide from the wind." End: There are countless emergency situations that can arise, and when one community is called to help another the best possible scenario is that everyone involved took the time to be prepared.

  • Children Hunt for Eggs, Candy at Vincent Park

    Apr 23, 2009

    Cloudy skies and cool temperatures didn't keep the crowds away during the annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 11 at Vincent Park. More than 500 children and their families participated in the event, sponsored by Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation's Child Youth and School Services. "It is a testament to this program that this event gets larger and larger every year," said Andre Terry, chief of CYSS.

  • Iraqi, Coalition Forces celebrate Partnership Day

    Apr 23, 2009

    Jazz music performed by the 25th Infantry Division band set the scene as Iraqi and Coalition Forces Soldiers celebrated their 1st Partnership Day with beef bar-b-que, competitive sports and training exercises at Forward Operating Base Dagger, April 9.

  • When Nature plays rough--Part 2

    Apr 23, 2009

    The state of Kentucky was not surprised during the last week of January this year by an incapacitating ice-storm. But while residents in the storms path had adequate warning, many of them did not understand the severity of the warning. Countless people throughout the state were stuck in homes with no heat, electricity, or water, and few options. Area shelters were open to feed thousands of people who were without, and provide shelter to those who needed a warm place to sleep, as temperatures dipped into the teens.

  • Community Turns Out to Cheer Reserve Engineers

    Apr 23, 2009

    Spc. Ryan Roussell of Huntsville and Spc. David Allen of Madison have something they are taking with them to Iraq that will remind them of home in Alabama. They are taking each other. The two Reserve Soldiers have been friends since they were little boys. Now, they are marching off together to join in overseas contingency operations as members of the Reserve's 375th Engineering Company based in Huntsville. Both single, the two Soldiers are looking forward to seeing a different part of the world, serving their country while wearing the uniform and making a difference in the lives of people who have lived through war, death and destruction. They will be among 180 Soldiers who will deploy to Iraq for a year to join efforts in rebuilding forward operating bases, and community buildings and infrastructure. "I'm ready for it and I'm excited. I'm ready to go and do what needs to be done for the country and come back safe," Roussell said, as his family surrounded him following a deployment ceremony for the 375th at Butler High School on April 11. "It's good," said his grandfather, 84-year-old Bill Roussell, a World War II veteran. "He wouldn't be satisfied unless he went over there. He's been a Soldier for two years and this is what he needs to do."

  • Volunteers make a world of difference

    Apr 23, 2009

    Yesterday we celebrated and honored some very special people at Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem. Their efforts go largely unnoticed by the masses, but these 585 people make this year's National Volunteer Week theme, "Volunteers make a world of difference," come to life and take on real meaning. At just $10 a hour, our volunteers' 29,739 hours of labor would have cost the Army nearly $300,000. But volunteers' time cannot be measured with a dollar value, nor can what they contribute be counted as merely savings to the bottom line of a budget. They do so much more.

  • CSA at Ft. Lewis

    Apr 23, 2009

  • Amputee makes history

    Apr 23, 2009

    Former Staff Sgt. Johnathan Holsey made history here last week as the first amputee to attend the Warrant Officer Career College (WOCC).

  • 11th Trans. Bn. prepares for yearly JLOTS mission at Fort Story

    Apr 23, 2009

    11th Trans. Bn. mini-JLOTS at Fort Story

  • CSA at Ft. Hood

    Apr 23, 2009

  • When Nature Plays Rough-- part 1

    Apr 23, 2009

    Story was designed to be a "call to action" for disaster preparation by recounting the F5 tornado that hit this area 35 years ago this month. It is a two-part story that ends with the ice storm that crippled most of this state earlier this year. The interviews were with people who were affected by both events, how they handled them, and how they prepare. It includes information from Emergency Management Operations, and talks about "Ready Army."

  • CSA in NYC

    Apr 23, 2009

  • U.S. TRANSCOM commander visits Eustis

    Apr 23, 2009

    US TRANSCOM commander visits Eustis

  • Military takes center stage during Virginia general assembly

    Apr 23, 2009

    VA general assembly

  • It's great to have a dog in the fight

    Apr 23, 2009

    Thomas and Britt are assigned to the 148th Military Police Detachment and attached to the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division during their deployment. Thomas, a Cincinnati native, a member of the Military Police Corps, went to a special military school to become a dog handler. Britt is what's known as a PEDD - a Patrol/Explosive Detection Dog. That means he can be used for intimidation purposes and sniff out anything from detonation cord to bulk explosives

  • Kids' spirits soar at 'Abuse Prevention' event

    Apr 23, 2009

    Jaela Poirrier, 4, daughter of Staff Sgt. Jessica Poirrier, a paralegal NCO with the Staff Judge Advocate Group of U.S. Army Central, and Demetris Crittenden, lead military pay technician for the Defense Military Pay Office at Fort McPherson, uses a hoop to play tug of war with several of her classmates April 15 at Hedekin Field on Fort McPherson. In support of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Fort McPherson Family Advocacy Program staff hosted a morning of activities like kite flying and bubble blowing to provide the children with an escape from the everyday.

  • Shoplifting: Is it worth getting caught'

    Apr 23, 2009

    The risk of shoplifting

  • Fort Stewart Mobilization Branch Readies Soldiers for Deployment

    Apr 23, 2009

    At Fort Stewart, the job of making sure that each brigade meets the requirements for mobilization falls on the shoulders of the Mobilization Branch of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.

  • Something for Everyone at the Great MWR Yard Sale

    Apr 23, 2009

    Shoppers gave up valuable hours of early morning sleep on Saturday, to look for bargains in the bright, sunny driveways scattered around installation housing areas, as well as the Hunter Credit Union and Club Stewart parking lots. By 10 a.m., more hundreds of shoppers had visited the yard sales lots filled with booths rented by vendors. Shoppers from outside and inside the gates searched for items marked down to rock-bottom prices among the yard sales scattered throughout the housing areas.

  • Article 32 Hearing Begins at Fort Stewart

    Apr 23, 2009

    An investigative Article 32 hearing for Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich, a 3rd Infantry Division Soldier, charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson and Sergeant Wesley Durbin while serving in Iraq began April 20, at Fort Stewart.

  • Leading From the Front, CSM Howard Puts Soldiers First

    Apr 23, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia B. Howard, command sergeant major for the 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, has both. She has been in the U. S. Army for 22 years and has been part of the 87th CSSB for approximately seven months. She is the only female command sergeant major in the brigade.

  • Quartermaster Soldier Makes Children's Book a Family Affair

    Apr 23, 2009

    When a Soldier deploys, he or she has a responsibility to help their children deal with the deployment. Staff Sergeant James Menard helped his now 5-year-old son Gabe by writing him a children's book. Once Staff Sgt. Menard, a shower, laundry, and clothing repair specialist with 473rd Quartermaster Company, 260th QM Battalion at Hunter Army Airfield, was finished with the story, he sent it to his brother, John, who did the illustrations.

  • Fort Belvoir Little League Season kicks off

    Apr 23, 2009

    Little League baseball's 2009 season kicked off in its usual rousing fashion with an opening ceremony April 18. Fitted in team jerseys and baseball caps, the teams paraded onto the field for the festivities. Youth Sports Director Jerry Arrington began the ceremony by welcoming the crowd, team and coaches, and introducing 37-year league president Bill Behring.

  • Gadson tests power knee

    Apr 23, 2009

    Army Lt. Col. Greg Gadson enjoyed a stroll Thursday on the grounds of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. While that may not sound newsworthy, for Gadson and his team of caregivers it certainly was. Gadson, 43, of Fort Belvoir, is an Army officer whose legs were amputated above the knees and the first person in the world to receive the completed version of the second generation of the Ossur Power Knee prosthetics device.

  • 3rd BSB Gets Acquainted With New Water System

    Apr 23, 2009

    Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team conducted training on the new Hippo water distribution system on Fort Stewart, April 15. The Hippo is a new systemintended to replace the Water Buffalo.

  • Fort Stewart Hospital Recognizes Selfless Service of Volunteers

    Apr 23, 2009

    Over the past year, more than 100 Red Cross volunteers have worked for a combined 17,500 hours at Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart, Ga., and their hard work was recognized in a ceremony, April 14. The total number of volunteer hours adds up to more than $331,000 in man-power,

  • 1/30 Inf. Prepares For Battle

    Apr 23, 2009

    Participating in a Bradley Table 12, a platoon-sized live fire exercise, Company A, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team surged up the field toward a small wooden house and an open field serving as the platoon's objective.

  • Fort Stewart Girl Donates Time, Soda Can Tabs

    Apr 23, 2009

    Paige Streeper, 9, the daughter of Warrant Officer Michael Streeper, an Air Defense C41 Systems integrator with the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, and third grader at Button Gwinnett Elementary School in Hinesville, is passionately giving her time, and even tooth fairy money, to support the Savannah Ronald McDonald House. Paige donated 91,000 pop tabs, equal to 72 pounds, to the Ronald McDonald House Charities after getting her entire school and Tae Kwon Do class involved in the collection efforts.

  • Brothers brought together during combat in Iraq

    Apr 23, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Being in combat can be exhausting, complicated, difficult, lonely and challenging. War separates you from your loved ones most of the time.

  • New Wiesbaden BOSS hangout promotes safe alternatives

    Apr 23, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A simple appeal to leaders brought about the creation of a new on-post location that offers single Soldiers alternatives to sitting in cramped barracks rooms or footing it to diverse hangouts located miles off post.

  • Preparing for your Soldier's return

    Apr 23, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Long deployments away from loved ones create a lot of changes. To help the community handle the many changes the redeployment will bring Army Community Service's Family Advocacy Program hosted an information fair called "What to expect when expecting your spouse" March 31 and April 1 in coordination with a variety of community organizations at the Rheinlander Convention Center.

  • SDDC top civilian presented Presidential Rank Award

    Apr 23, 2009

    SDDC's Patricia Young, deputy to the commander, was among twenty-two civilian Airmen who earned special recognition in a ceremony held at the Women's Memorial at Arlington Cemetery April 17.

  • Making a Joint Task Force commander

    Apr 23, 2009

    Photo of JTF Commander Training course

  • Louisiana Guard graduates two from partnership country

    Apr 23, 2009

    Two soldiers from Belize completed an eight-week accelerated Officer Candidate School at Fort McClellan in Anniston, Ala., in March offered by the Louisiana National Guard. Louisiana adopted Belize as its partnership country in 1996, which has led to bilateral training exercises to include participation in the accelerated OCS.

  • 30th Medical Command changes command, cases colors for Afghanistan deployment

    Apr 23, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Apr 23, 2009) -- Col. Dennis D. Doyle assumed command of the 30th Medical Command during change of command and colors casing ceremonies at Nachrichten Kaserne here, April 22. Doyle, who served as deputy commander for administration at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. prior to arriving here, assumed command from Col. Bernard L. DeKoning

  • Emeril Spices It Up at Fort Lee

    Apr 23, 2009

    The aroma of excitement was in the air April 18 as Chef Emeril Lagasse was at Fort Lee, Va., to film two upcoming shows for "Emeril Green," a new program on the Discovery Channel network.

  • Operation Homefront names first military child award winner

    Apr 23, 2009

    WASHINGTON - An Army family member has earned $5,000, a laptop computer and a trip to the nation's capital as the first Military Child Award winner for a national troop-support organization.

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