Archive: Apr 2009

Showing 400-500 of 1268 items
 
  • Mullen tours forward outposts in Afghanistan

    Apr 23, 2009

    COMBAT OUTPOST DEYSIE, Afghanistan - Military support 'enablers' are Regional Command East's most important need in Afghanistan, said the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • Law enforcement expert discusses how to avoid cyber predators

    Apr 23, 2009

    Bob Farley is known as the molester arrestor. There's a reason for the moniker. Farley, the commander of the Cook County Sheriff's Child Exploitation Unit in Chicago, Ill., from 1997 to 2004, had a 100 percent conviction rate. "We did not lose a case," he said.

  • Parent set example in raising children to be drug free

    Apr 23, 2009

    Children can easily find drugs; the ingredients for a high can be as close as a bathroom cabinet or a corner drugstore.

  • Students exchange ideas through peace project

    Apr 23, 2009

    "Peace brings us together." This was the perfect motto to bring German and American students and their teachers together in the Swabian Special Events Center on April 14 to celebrate the winners of this year's German/American Peace Project contest. Since 2006, the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Family Advocacy Program and the German-American Women's Club have organized the Children's Peace Project to promote and foster German-American relations.

  • EAP helps people meet challenges of life

    Apr 23, 2009

    While the military campaigns to reduce the social stigma attached to seeking mental health treatment for war-related stress, Dr. Bala Fischer hopes to do much the same with the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Employee Assistance Program.

  • Humphreys Garrison Soldiers learn cooking, display skills from Food Network Champ

    Apr 23, 2009

    Chef Ray Duey, the 2008 Food Network Challenge Fantasy Fruit Sculpture gold medalist, has brought his skill, experience and dedication to the military to U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South Korea.

  • Medal of Honor recipient speaks with 2nd CAB pilots

    Apr 23, 2009

    Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Col. Bruce P. "Snake" Crandall, a twenty-four year veteran of the Army, spoke with 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade officers and Family Members during an officer professional development course at Humphreys Garrison April 16.

  • 'We're very proud to have been able to guide Soldier's lives'

    Apr 23, 2009

    You may have encountered them during your tour of duty; they are the married military couple, both in uniform, and they often have children. One such active duty Army NCO couple recently hit the ground running in Korea, bringing with them not only their children and more than 40 years of combined service - but a unique distinction: they are both former Army Advanced Individual Training drill sergeants.

  • Ward leads Africa Command delegation to Rwanda

    Apr 22, 2009

    A U.S. Africa Command delegation led by Gen. William E. Ward met with Rwandan defense leaders and watched displays of Rwandan Defense Force (RDF) capabilities during a two-day visit April 20-21, 2009.

  • Former Big Red One officer assumes control of division

    Apr 22, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Vincent Brooks assumes command of the "Big Red One" from Brig. Gen. Perry Wiggins during the ceremony at the Cavalry Parade at Fort Riley on April 15, 2009.

  • Kansas State, Army Community Service partnership helps Soldiers, Families

    Apr 22, 2009

    K-State and the Fort Riley ACS partner to help Soldiers and their Families.

  • Firefighters use trailer to teach fire safety

    Apr 22, 2009

    Children learn about fire safety at the Fort Riley Middle School.

  • Annual egg hunt on post includes games, photos

    Apr 22, 2009

    Children run out to find Easter Eggs at Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Highlander Brigade climbs mountain, builds team

    Apr 22, 2009

    This is an article about a Brigade team-building adventure physical fitness session.

  • Garrison Intern Learning Other Side of Mission

    Apr 22, 2009

    Sonya Fultz understands about supporting Soldiers. She was one for 24 years. Fultz retired from active duty in 2005 as the supply property accountability NCO for the 59th Ordnance Brigade. She has returned to the Army as a civilian in the Garrison Intern Program. "I loved what I did for the Army," she said. "So when openings were posted, I applied." Fultz has started her first rotation in the Directorate of Logistics since she came onboard at the beginning of March. While she is getting used to the civilian side of things, logistics is something she understands. "I'm supporting reconciliations," she said. "What we do is identify organizations who have requisitions open to find out if they still need the equipment, if we should cancel the request or if we can help them to make sure they get what they need on time."

  • Fort Riley School Age Services hosts Family pancake breakfast

    Apr 22, 2009

    SAS hosts children with a pancake breakfast in honor of the Military Child of the Month celebration.

  • New unit looks to defend Army in Cyberspace

    Apr 22, 2009

    Providing protection and centralization of the Army's computer network system while also making connectivity and information accessible to the war fighter is crucial in supporting military objectives.

  • Discovery Channel comes to the Presidio of Monterey

    Apr 22, 2009

  • Fort Riley Soldiers lend helping hand to veterans home

    Apr 22, 2009

    Fort Riley Soldiers help cleanup a veterans home.

  • Russian Culture Day

    Apr 22, 2009

  • Unified Quest

    Apr 22, 2009

    <b>What is it'</b> Unified Quest is an integrated year-long campaign of learning consisting of seminars, studies and excursions and culminating in the Army Future Game during May 3- 8 at the Center for Strategic Leadership at the Army WarCollege, Carlisle Barracks, PA. Built on the expertise of a broad array government officials, scholars, allies and military leaders, Unified Quest examines questions of interest to the Army but yields answers of interest to all. The theme for Unified Quest 2009 is "sustaining balance in the future force" and this year's campaign has examined how the Army can rebalance itself to confront the complex challenges and hybrid threats of the future as an agile, integral component of a "whole-of-government" approach.

  • Good Day to Give

    Apr 22, 2009

    Rain at Fort Hood may have affected some units but for others it offered an opportunity to do good for others. Soldiers from the 15th Support Brigade, inspired by their first sergeant, donated blood on a rainy day.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT HQs conducts APFT

    Apr 22, 2009

    USASMDC/ARSTRAT Soldiers participate in the headquarter's physical fitness test on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., April 20. Soldiers are required to take a physical fitness test at least twice a year. There are three events which are measured: push-ups, sit-ups and a timed two-mile run.

  • Federal agency joins 300 employers in Reserve partnership

    Apr 22, 2009

    WASHINGTON -- The Army Reserve and U.S. Customs and Border Protection formally agreed April 21 to work collaboratively to enhance job opportunities for America's Soldiers and veterans.

  • CAC-enabled kiosks available at armories

    Apr 22, 2009

    The Army National Guard began installing thousands of Common-Access-Card-enabled computer kiosks last year at armories and Guard reserve centers.

  • Disney World, 81st RSC salute military children

    Apr 22, 2009

    DISNEY WORLD, Fla. - "My daddy is a hero." Those simple words of teary-eyed, eight-year-old Jessy Hill described her father as she held his neck after an emotional one-hour Disney World celebration honoring military children. Jessy and her 11-year-old brother, Austin, got the opportunity of a lifetime - to be grand marshals of one of the most famous parades known to anyone who has ever been a fan of Mickey Mouse. Sgt. James Hill, an Army Reserve Soldier who recently returned from his second deployment to Iraq, and his wife, Keri, were attending an Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Workshop when the Hill family was randomly selected to be honored during the weekend parade

  • U.S. Army chief of staff meets with Kenya army commander

    Apr 22, 2009

    MOMBASA, Kenya - Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., U.S. Army chief of staff, and Lt. Gen. Jackson K. Tuwei, Kenya army commander, meet during the Land Forces Symposium, in Mombasa, Kenya, April 22, 2009. During the three-day symposium, delegates from U.S. Army Central's area of responsibility met to discuss land forces' challenges in a full spectrum environment.

  • Land Forces commanders meet

    Apr 22, 2009

    Gen. William E. Ward, commander, U.S. Africa Command, Gen. Godefroid Niyombare, chief of staff of the Burundi Army, and Lt. Gen. Charles Kayonga, army chief of staff for Rwanda Defence Forces, meet during a lunch for land forces commanders in the Horn of Africa at the 2009 Land Forces Symposium, April 22. The 2009 Land Forces Symposium was co-hosted by the Kenya Army and U.S. Army Central.

  • Battle of the Branches Boxing Invitational

    Apr 22, 2009

    FORT HAMILTON, N.Y. - It was standing room only at the Fort Hamilton Fitness Center, Saturday, April 11, when spectators began filing through the doors at 5 p.m. for the three-round, two-minute boxing matches.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT employees win Technology, Management Awards

    Apr 22, 2009

    On Monday, April 20, the National Defense Industrial Association-Tennessee Valley Chapter (NDIA-TVC) presented four technology awards and four management awards to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Defense Technology Base of the Huntsville community. U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command employees John R. London of the USASMDC/ARSTRAT Technical Center (TC) received a technology award for his work on nanosatellite-class technology, and Ivan S. Romero of the Initiatives and Innovations Division of the USASMDC/ARSTRAT TC received a management award.

  • Battle of the Branches Boxing Invitational

    Apr 22, 2009

    FORT HAMILTON, N.Y. - It was standing room only at the Fort Hamilton Fitness Center, Saturday, April 11, when spectators began filing through the doors at 5 p.m. for the three-round, two-minute boxing matches.

  • Tobyhanna celebrates military children during April

    Apr 22, 2009

    Tobyhanna joins the Defense Department and communities throughout the world in continuing the 23-year tradition of recognizing the importance of military children this month.

  • Automation saves Army time, money while also helping environment

    Apr 22, 2009

    Automating the Army's forms-based business processes is saving time, money and trees.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Trevino Copeland - After seven deployments, seasoned Soldier proud of his contributio

    Apr 22, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Today's Soldier in Focus is Sgt. 1st Class Trevino L. Copeland, a supply sergeant, assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad. Copeland, a native of Lincoln, Neb., joined the Army in July 1990 and enlisted as an infantryman.

  • Micro-grants give shop owners, local economy opportunity to grow

    Apr 22, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Twenty-five hundred dollars isn't much to an American businessman. Maybe a computer or one month's office space rent, but $2,500 won't make or break his business. In Thalba, a neighborhood in northeast Baghdad, that amount can be the difference between not being able to feed your family and providing jobs for many families.

  • Army team captures 'Tissot Pit Road' win in Phoenix

    Apr 22, 2009

    Ryan Newman's team claimed the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.

  • Workers showcase capabilities during visit

    Apr 22, 2009

    During an April 2 visit Maj. Gen. Dennis E. Lutz, commander of the 335th Signal Command, was briefed on depot operations and Lean Six Sigma, toured the High Tech Regional Training Site and met with members of the Bravo Company, 392 Signal Battalion.

  • Director of information Management illustrator draws up new garrison logo

    Apr 22, 2009

    Fort Riley IMCOM employee wins award for creating new garrison logo.

  • Congressmen tours depot facilities

    Apr 22, 2009

    U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, Pa. 11th District, toured the Child Development Center (CDC) as part of his April 8 visit to the depot.

  • Tooele Army Depot receives State permit to run Hydrolysis Plant

    Apr 22, 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 (TEAD) received an operating permit Jan. 26 from Utah state officials allowing for operation for the Cartridge Actuated Device - Hydrolysis Prototype Production Plant (CAD HPPP). The CAD HPPP, also known as the Hydrolysis System, was made possible through a collaborative effort between TEAD in Utah, Joint Munitions Command (JMC), at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., the Defense Ammunition Center (DAC), in McAllister, Okla., air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL), at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and General Atomics (GA), out of San Diego, Calif.

  • CERDEC NCO earns RDECOM NCO of the Year

    Apr 22, 2009

    After four days of rigorous competition, Sgt. Matthew R. Phelan of the Communications-Electronics, Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) at Fort Monmouth, N.J., was chosen as the NCO of the Year for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM).

  • Students learn about solar energy in Walldorf

    Apr 22, 2009

    Heidelberg Middle School seventh graders got the chance to get up close and personal with solar panels April 14-15. The students visited the Stadtwerke Walldorf solar park in Walldorf, a 40,000 square-meter field filled with solar panels.

  • California pastor speaks at National Prayer Breakfast

    Apr 22, 2009

    Hundreds of members of the community, including garrison commanders from across Europe along with Installation Management Command-Europe and U.S. Army Europe leaders, gathered to hear guest speaker Rev. Tom Holladay of Saddleback Church in California during the Heidelberg community National Prayer Breakfast Friday at the Patrick Henry Village Pavilion.

  • Auto skills shop offers free spring car inspections

    Apr 22, 2009

    More than 150 drivers found out about the "little things that could go wrong" at this free inspection, which was intended to make sure vehicles were safe for spring and summer vacations and road trips. This free car inspection marks the fourth one the garrison has hosted for the Kaiserslautern military community, and it is tied into the Army Family Covenant - a commitment by Army leadership to improve the quality of life for families.

  • Long Knife Soldier re-enlists in the skies of Iraq

    Apr 22, 2009

  • Long Knives receive Purple Heart in Iraq

    Apr 22, 2009

  • Child Lights: Protect and celebrate

    Apr 22, 2009

    Around 200 Heidelberg community members gathered at the Patrick Henry Village Pavilion April 16 for Child Lights - an event designed to protect and celebrate children in recognition of Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  • Carlisle Barracks goes 'green' all year-round

    Apr 22, 2009

  • Rough Riders demonstrate new-found combat skills

    Apr 22, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - After two months of training, 19 U.S. Soldiers tested their newly acquired grappling skills by competing in a Modern Army Combatives Tournament in Memorial Hall here recently.

  • 46th Engineers Construct Battalion Aid Station at JSS Ur

    Apr 22, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The "Gators" of Company A, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), based in Fort Polk, La., completed construction on a battalion aid station at Joint Security Station Ur March 28.

  • Iraqi Security Forces ensure safety in Sab Al Bour with help from Coalition forces

    Apr 22, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi Security Forces have taken the lead to ensure the safety of the people in a place known as the "City of Peace."

  • April 22 is Earth Day

    Apr 22, 2009

    To learn more about what the Army is doing and to find Earth Day resources please visit the U.S. Army Environmental Command Earth Day Web site.

  • Soldiers build relationships in effort to bring security to Afghanistan

    Apr 22, 2009

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Afghan National Army and U.S. servicemembers conducted two local shuras in the Zormat District, Paktya province, April 13 - 15, to discuss the recent establishment of Combat Outpost Kalagu and to address concerns of the village elders.

  • Massachusetts National Guard supports Boston Marathon

    Apr 22, 2009

    HOPKINTON, Mass. - Almost 400 Massachusetts National Guardsmen were called up to support Monday's 113th running of the Boston Marathon. Guardsmen from the 126th Combat Support Battalion were positioned at the starting line to assist the Hopkinton Police in keeping the race route clear for more than 26,000 runners.

  • Support battalion hosts redeployment conference

    Apr 22, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Approximately 180 Soldiers from across Iraq attended a two-day redeployment conference hosted by the 840th Deployment and Distribution Support Battalion here March 25 and 26.

  • Guardsmen are taking steps to help troops find employment

    Apr 22, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - With economic challenges in the United States, it has been daunting for many National Guard Soldiers here thinking about whether or not they will have a job when they return home.

  • Army chief visits JRTC

    Apr 22, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, April 14-15, meeting with leaders of both JRTC and the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.

  • 1CD Soldiers volunteer to go back to school

    Apr 21, 2009

    KILLEEN, Texas -Maxdale Elementary School students will be encountering some distinctive visitors in their classrooms in the coming weeks.

  • Iraqis, Long Knives unleash 'Lion's Roar'

    Apr 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The Iraqi Army's 10th Division sent out their ground troops and air support assets to conduct the first large-scale combined-arms live-fire exercise, nicknamed Operation "Lion's Roar" in southern Iraq April 19.

  • WWII veteran receives Bronze Star after 65 years

    Apr 21, 2009

    On Dec. 30, 1943, Pfc. Clarence Wallaert was shot in the hip by a German sniper while fighting against the German Winter Line in Italy. Wallaert bandaged his own wound and provided 12 hours of automatic rifle support for his Army comrades advancing into the Liri Valley-the "gateway to Rome."

  • Maj. Gen. Terry celebrates the end of tax season with the closing of the Fort Bliss Tax Center

    Apr 21, 2009

    The Future Force Integration Directorate Commanding General, Maj, Gen. James L. Terry participated in thanking the Soldiers and civilians of the Fort Bliss Tax Center for a successful 2009 tax season.

  • NCOs of "Pershing's Own" recognized by Army Secretary

    Apr 21, 2009

    Army Secretary Pete Geren recognizes the noncommissioned officers of The United States Army Band, "Pershing's Own", during a trip to Fort Myer, Va., Tues., April 21, 2009. During the visit, Geren linked the 'Year of the NCO' to the unique contributions of the band's NCOs in representing the Army to over two million Americans during 5,800 events in 2008.

  • Army Earth Day 2009: Sustaining the Environment for a Secure Future

    Apr 21, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army's celebration of Earth Day began April 22, 1970. The idea was spearheaded by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. The campaign for Earth Day began as a grassroots effort to teach environmental stewardship, create awareness of the environment's fragility and ultimately thrust that awareness into the mainstream of American society. The campaign caught on quickly and evolved into Earth Day, now celebrated each year on April 22.

  • Tobyhanna: Finding ways to save energy

    Apr 21, 2009

    In fiscal year 2008 Tobyhanna spent $3,791,131 on electricity, expended $7,870,236 worth of depot utilities, and consumed over 601 billion British thermal units (Btu).

  • Korean Headstart language program released

    Apr 21, 2009

    The Defense Language Institute has released a new computer-based Headstart language program in Korean.

  • Employees participate in ISO 14001

    Apr 21, 2009

    Did you know that the depot has been awarded over 35 environmental awards since 1990, and is recognized as a leader in environmental stewardship'

  • A penny for your thoughts and more at Watervliet

    Apr 21, 2009

  • Wagonmasters honor volunteers

    Apr 21, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers and Family members from the 15th Sustainment Brigade gathered at the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Chapel Apr. 14 to recognize the efforts of 10 volunteers, including the brigade's volunteer of the year.

  • Part of Pittsburgh history ends as historic Army unit cases colors

    Apr 21, 2009

    There were tears in the eyes of veterans as they watched the colors of the 99th Regional Readiness Command being cased on stage at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, April 19.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Apr 21, 2009

    A total of 34 two-person teams are competiting in a six-phase, 52-hour grueling "Best Sapper" contest to determine the best engineers within the Army. The contest at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. is hosting teams from as far away as Hawaii and Germany.

  • Guard troops train with simulated Iraqi forces

    Apr 21, 2009

    Wisconsin Guardsmen from the 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team are conducting close-quarters combat and urban-operations training in New Mexico as part of the program to prepare the Soldiers for deployment.

  • Joint Munitions Command Helps Students Learn About Math and Science Careers

    Apr 21, 2009

    Launching Whiffle balls to collect and analyze data may not sound like a serious engineering experiment, but Joint Munitions Command personnel showed students how it can have real world applications at STEM Career Day held at Scott Community College, Davenport, Iowa, on April 14.

  • U.S. Army Europe spelling champ prepares for national spelling bee

    Apr 21, 2009

    Aria Sharon, a Netzaberg Middle School eighth-grader, is preparing for a trip to the nation's capital to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee next month.

  • 16th Sustainment Brigade welcomes nineteen Soldiers into NCO Corps

    Apr 21, 2009

    The 16th Sustainment Brigade held a Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony April 9 at the Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center, honoring 19 Soldiers who joined their brothers as NCOs.

  • Army Engineers help transform ChiAfA..vres Air Base into a state-of-the-art installation

    Apr 21, 2009

    A massive makeover wave is underway in this sleepy farming community in central Belgium with the intent to make ChiAfA..vres Air Base one of the most modern military facilities in Europe by early next decade.

  • Awareness, understanding brings autistic children, families together

    Apr 21, 2009

    Leslie and Todd Bair's son, nine-year-old Christian, is autistic. Before he was diagnosed, many told Leslie Bair that he was misbehaving all the time.

  • IA Soldiers honored for airfield improvements

    Apr 21, 2009

  • Keeping an eye on al-Madain

    Apr 21, 2009

  • CAC-enabled kiosks coming to armories, reserve centers

    Apr 21, 2009

    Information security has become an increasing concern in the military. Hackers attempt to crack into the Department of Defense global information grid daily. While the active-duty military responds with new security measures, such as the requirement to log in to government computers with a Common Access Card (CAC), traditional Guardmembers with no CAC reader find themselves locked out and unable to do their jobs.

  • Wounded Soldier receives Purple Heart

    Apr 21, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Kirkuk, Iraq- "Let it be known that he who wears the military order of the Purple Heart has given his blood in defense of his homeland and shall forever be revered by his fellow countrymen." These are the words that were once written on the orders received when a Soldier earned a Purple Heart; and for every Purple Heart, there is a story to accompany it.

  • Grafenwoehr community mourns fallen Soldier, devoted husband

    Apr 21, 2009

    "On April 5th, 2009, the Wolf Pack lost one of its best Soldiers, siblings lost a loyal brother, a mother lost a loving son, a wife lost the love of her life and I lost a best friend. " These were the words of Sgt. Erick Dybvig, as read by Sgt. Justin Rajotte, during a memorial service, April 14 for Spc. Isreal Candelaria-Majias. The service, held at the Grafenwoehr chapel, honored the life of Candelaria, 28, who was killed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, April 5.

  • Combined military operation nets wanted individuals

    Apr 21, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Kirkuk, Iraq-Cooperation between Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army and Soldiers from 4th Squadron, 9th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division led to the arrest of seven criminals in several villages near Kirkuk, Iraq, April 7.

  • Iraqi Army medics, from students to instructors

    Apr 21, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Kirkuk, Iraq - Coalition forces in Northern Iraq conducted medical trauma and sustainment training in Hawijah with the goal of developing a train-the-trainer program for the Iraqi Army.

  • Paratroopers provide security in advance of soccer events

    Apr 21, 2009

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division Aca,!" Baghdad, assessed soccer fields April 18 in the Al-Madain area of eastern Baghdad in preparation for a series of soccer clinics and tournaments which will be organized by FC Unity. The London-based organization promotes the development of unity through soccer-based programs. Paratroopers also distributed several soccer balls donated by the Kick for Nick organization. The organization honors the memory of a fallen U.S. Soldier, Pfc. Nick Madaras, whose wish was to share his love of soccer with the children of Iraq. Madaras was killed by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations Sept. 3, 2006.

  • USACE assists small Croatian village

    Apr 21, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District managed $130,000 in renovations in Debeljak, Croatia, as part of a EUCOM-funded humanitarian assistance project that supported an impoverished community, paid tribute to a fallen Special Operations Soldier, and nurtured the small communityAca,!a,,cs economy by cultivating relationships with several budding construction companies.

  • 3HBCT, 1CD Soldier remembered for service, sacrifice

    Apr 21, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, suffered its fifth casualty during their current deployment to Iraq.

  • 1st Air Cav. begins deployment

    Apr 21, 2009

  • Despite valor award, command sergeant major sees herself as Soldier, leader rather than hero

    Apr 21, 2009

    MANNHEIM, Germany (Apr 21 2009) -- In a year the Army has dedicated to its noncommissioned officers, there will invariably be those who stand out for embodying what it truly means to be a leader of Soldiers. For the 18th Military Police Brigade here that spotlight has fallen on its top enlisted Soldier, brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Brenda K. Curfman. On December 17, 2007, Curfman was placed into a situation that tested her abilities and proved her character as a Soldier and an NCO. Nearly 16 months have passed since the incident that earned Curfman an Army Commendation Medal with "V" device for valor, but she says she remembers the events and emotions of that day as vividly as the moment they happened.

  • Wiesbaden prepares new townhomes

    Apr 21, 2009

    With the demolition of a few empty storage bunkers south of the Wiesbaden Army Airfield recently, a new era has begun.

  • AMC announces top 10 employees of 2008

    Apr 21, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command has selected the 10 winners of the 2008 "Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding AMC Personnel."

  • Goodbye, American Arms Hotel. Hello, new lodge

    Apr 21, 2009

    Although the venerable American Arms has been a Wiesbaden mainstay since the 1950s, itAca,!a,,cs time for an update said Michael Dennis, District construction representative for the lodge. Aca,!A"If youAca,!a,,cve PCSed or visited Wiesbaden, youAca,!a,,cll probably agree with the need for a new lodge,Aca,!A? he said.

  • VA welcomes veterans home with new Web site, blog

    Apr 21, 2009

    WASHINGTON - The Veterans Affairs Department has launched its new "Returning Veterans" Web site to welcome home veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts with a social, veteran-centric Web site that focuses on their needs and questions.

  • Iraqi Logistics gains momentum toward self- Sustainment

    Apr 21, 2009

    KIRKUSH MILITARY TRAINING BASE, Iraq - The Kirkush Military Training Base Logistics Training Advisory Team, consisting of Soldiers from the 602nd Support Maintenance Company, 356th Quartermaster Company and the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 259th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion have been mentoring the Kirkush Repair and Maintenance Company of the 5th Iraqi Army in Diyala province since Dec. 2008.

  • Guiding Soldiers in the field, on the court

    Apr 21, 2009

    MANNHEIM, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Montrell McGruder - who deployed 15 months to Iraq while helping to train that country's police force - has been a longtime player and coach for Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, including the U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim Mustangs. In his own words, he describes the similarities of serving as a noncommissioned officer in his community and being a coach.

  • Sustainers, Iraqi Army: A profile of partnership

    Apr 21, 2009

    CAMP MEJID, Iraq - Sustainers and the Iraqi Army continue a training and advisory mission focused on the Al Asad medium workshop here.

  • Sustainers keep Normandy water running

    Apr 21, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE NORMANDY, Iraq - Many Soldiers take clean uniforms, showers or hand washing stations in a dining facility for granted. All these privileges transpire from one source - clean water.

  • President of Kenya arrives at the 2009 Land Forces Symposium

    Apr 21, 2009

    MOMBASA, Kenya (April 20, 2009) - Maj. Gen. Godefroid Niyombare, chief of staff of the Burundi army, salutes Kenya President Mwai Kibaki, as he arrives at the opening ceremony of the 2009 Land forces Symposium in Mombasa, Kenya, April 20.

  • Press conference with USARCENT and Kenyan army

    Apr 21, 2009

    U.S Army Central commander, Lt. Gen. James J. Lovelace and Kenya Army commander, Lt. Gen. Jackson K. Tuwei take questions during a press conference that was held prior to the start of Land Forces Symposium 2009.

  • U.S Army Central commander, Lt. Gen. James J. Lovelace and Kenya army commander, Lt. Gen. Jackson K.

    Apr 21, 2009

    U.S Army Central commander, Lt. Gen. James J. Lovelace and Kenya Army commander, Lt. Gen. Jackson K. Tuwei take questions during a press conference that was held prior to the start of Land Forces Symposium 2009.

  • President of Kenya welcomes delegates to the 2009 Land Forces Symposium

    Apr 21, 2009

    MOMBASA, Kenya (April 20, 2009) Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, welcomes delegates from throughout U.S. Army Central's area of responsibility to the 2009 Land Forces Symposium co-hosted by USARCENT and the Kenya Army, April 20. The Land Forces Symposium provides a venue for senior leaders to discuss issues relating to security cooperation while fostering relationships amongst one another. (Photo by Sgt. Beth Lake, USARCENT Public Affairs)

THE ARMY NOW

More Videos

STAND-TO!
WORLD VIEW(Links to external media)