Archive: Apr 2009

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  • Delegates listen to Kenya President, Mwai Kibaki, speak during the opening ceremony of the 2009 Lan

    Apr 21, 2009

    Delegates listen to Kenya President, Mwai Kibaki, speak during the opening ceremony of the 2009 Land Forces Symposium

  • NCO Paints to Relax

    Apr 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - When Sgt. 1st Class Robert Tackett, medical platoon sergeant, 1st Battalion, 185th Armor, isn't training his medics to save lives, he trains to inflict injury on his enemies, under a form of fighting called Bujinkan Ninjutsu.

  • Gen. Bismillah Khan, Chief of the Afghanistan Army, greets Kenya President Mwai Kibaki

    Apr 21, 2009

  • 2ID Spartans earn their Shield

    Apr 21, 2009

    Soldiers from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division participated in the Order of the Hoplite in order to earn their 'shields' and keep tradition alive April 9 to 10 at Camps Casey and Hovey, Korea.

  • President of Kenya arrives for 2009 Land Forces Symposium

    Apr 21, 2009

    MOMBASA, Kenya (April 20, 2009) - Kenya President, Mwai Kibaki, arrives at the opening ceremony for the 2009 Land Forces Symposium, in Mombasa, Kenya, April 20. The Land Forces Symposium is an annual forum for senior leaders in U.S. Army Central's area of responsibility to exchange views and foster relationships amongst one another. (Photo by Sgt. Beth Lake, USARCENT Public Affairs)

  • First female engineer competes in 'Best Sapper'

    Apr 20, 2009

    This week Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. is host to the 2009 Best Sapper competition pitting the top engineers within the Army in a 52-hour, six phase competition to determine the best of the best.

  • Hybrid-Electric Humvee: 'Green Mobility'

    Apr 20, 2009

    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center National Automotive Center Director Paul Skalny discuss an XM-1124 Hybrid-Electric Humvee at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2009 World Congress in Michigan April 20.

  • Army Training Network

    Apr 20, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Army Training Network is the newest online tool designed for trainers and educators to provide best practices, a database of training solutions and collaborative tools such as a BLOG and Battle Command Knowledge System forum. Accessible through a secure AKO Sign-In, ATN will be an important source of information about the many Army training resources available. The Army launched an initial operating capability for ATN yesterday.

  • Operation Magnon al-Wombet: 1-5 Cav secures the outskirts of northern Baghdad

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - In a neighborhood in northern Adhamiyah here, a 3-foot wide pipe juts out of murky water connecting two steep banks. The north side of the canal has lush, green fields of varying crops. On the south side, there are disheveled residences with children peeking out from behind doorways. From the fields to their homes, children work with their parents transporting crops on their backs across the pipe that intersects the canal. But crops aren't the only things that can be transported across these slippery pipes.

  • 277th Engineers tutor Iraqi Army in heavy equipment project

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - While clearing rubble at the northern end of the Baghdad International Airport runway, Soldiers of the 277th Engineer Company level the ground to expand the safety distance zone. In addition to the project itself, Soldiers also impart skills and knowledge as heavy equipment operators to their 6th Iraqi Army engineer counterparts.

  • MND-South headquarters now fully equipped

    Apr 20, 2009

    Work on the new Multi-National Division-South headquarters building at Contingency Operation Base Basra has finally concluded after six months of labor.

  • 576th Engineers making roads safe on the night shift

    Apr 20, 2009

  • Picatinny inducts NCOs into elite brotherhood

    Apr 20, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - 74 Soldiers from the Garden and Empire states were recognized during an NCO induction ceremony here April 4.

  • Students of Ann G. McGuinness School let Soldiers know they care

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD -After a long stressful day of patrolling the streets of Sab al-Bour looking for weapons and explosive devices, weary Soldiers of B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 104th Cavalry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team return to base anxious to fall into bed. But, as they enter their quarters, they pause for a look at the collage of greeting cards that hang around the door. The cards, a collection of well wishes from children at the Ann G. McGuinness School back in the States, seem to erase the events of the day and cause smiles to form on their weary faces.

  • Welding together a defense: Soldiers install low-cost add-ons to vehicles

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team are installing some low-cost, homemade add-ons to their state-of-the-art military vehicles at Camp Taji to get an extra level of protection.

  • SMA delivers Year of the NCO message at Fort Gordon

    Apr 20, 2009

    In his April 10 visit to Fort Gordon, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston highlighted key points in the Year of the NCO campaign during a town hall meeting.

  • Soldier's legacy, upcoming tournament mark daylong site assessment mission

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The love of soccer in Iraq is no secret. During a site assessment mission of local area soccer fields, U.S. Army paratroopers brought the spirit of the game and the legacy of a fallen Soldier to the neighborhoods of eastern Baghdad, April 18.

  • Picatinny Marines return home

    Apr 20, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - 145 Marines from Company G, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, returned home to Picatinny April 10.

  • Soldier in Focus - Pfc. Donald Welch

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Today's Soldier in Focus is Pfc. Donald Welch, heavy equipment operator, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), from Shelbyville, Ind.

  • Army welders use skills to counter IEDs in Iraq

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - On a dark night, two terrorists discovered tunnels underneath a heavily traveled road in western Baghdad and used an improvised explosive device to blow a huge hole in the street to disrupt traffic.

  • Picatinny employees receive Army Research and Development Achievement Awards

    Apr 20, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Thirty-three Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center employees received 2008 Army Research and Development Achievement Awards here Tuesday.

  • Patrolling for industry: Coalition forces assist local businesses with improving productivity

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The 450th Civil Affairs Battalion and embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team (ePRT) members patrol the small neighborhood of Boob al-Sham here, listening for the clanking sounds of industrial machines instead of gunfire. The team steps into shadowy, odor-filled rooms in aged factories looking for businessmen instead of insurgents.

  • Lessons learned at JRTC for Old Guard Soldiers

    Apr 20, 2009

    FORT POLK, La. - "RPG! RPG! Get out of the way!!" A Soldier yells to his comrades in the Afghanistan National Army as they look his way, confused, not understanding what he is yelling about.

  • Johnny 5 helps IA Engineers stay alive

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Just like Johnny 5 in the 1986 movie "Short Circuit," 17th Iraqi Army Engineer Regiment Soldiers had the opportunity to train on a robot designed to help Soldiers 'stay alive' April 16 during a course taught by Soldiers from the 515th Sapper Company, 5th Engineer Battalion, attached to the 225th Eng. Brigade at Joint Security Station Deason, located in southern Baghdad.

  • MND-B Soldiers and 17th IA Div conduct Operation Bein Al-Nahrein

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers and their Iraqi Army counterparts conducted Operation Bein Al-Nahrein, a combined counter insurgency operation in support of the Security Agreement, in the Qarghuli Village of the Mahmudiyah Qada from April 11 to April 14.

  • 'Iron' Brigade and IA Commando Battalion secures Owesat in Operation Al-Sakar

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers and Iraqi Soldiers of the Commando Battalion, 17th Iraqi Army Brigade, conducted Operation Al-Sakar, a combined counter insurgency operation in support of the Security Agreement, in the Owesat area southwest of Baghdad April 12.

  • Lakota proves worth as airborne platform

    Apr 20, 2009

    Five Fort Polk Soldiers made history April 8, when they became the first people on Fort Polk, La., to jump from the Army's new Lakota helicopter.

  • Reintegration ceremony allows former detainees new start in life

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD- Twelve former detainees were released to their sheiks and family members by the 7th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division with assistance from Soldiers of Company B, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, at Joint Security Station Doura during a reintegration ceremony April 13.

  • Army Chief of Staff impressed with Fort Polk

    Apr 20, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk April 14-15, meeting with both the JRTC and 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division leadership. Casey said he was impressed with the work done by Brig. Gen. James Yarbrough, commanding general of the JRTC and Fort Polk, and his staff, as well as the Soldiers of the 4th BCT.

  • Iraqi Army trains to detect deadly improvised explosive devices

    Apr 20, 2009

    Soldiers with the 225 Engineer Brigade, Multi-National Division - Baghdad help train Iraqi Army Engineer Regiment Soldiers.

  • Medal of Honor: Castle Soldiers meet the men behind the medal

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - With only 97 Medal of Honor holders living, meeting a recipient of the nation's highest military decoration is not something that happens every day.

  • Soldier gives NCO 'gift of life' at Walter Reed

    Apr 20, 2009

    When her biological family was unable to come to her aid during a crisis, Sgt. 1st Class Tanya Colomathi turned to her Army Family and found a sister in arms.

  • First four-star female general amazed by Sierra's unique capabilities, strategic location

    Apr 20, 2009

    Sierra Army Depot had the opportunity to show off their unique capabilities April 2 to the Department of the Army's highest ranking female officer.

  • US Army Reserve Ambassador watches over Gators, Soldiers

    Apr 20, 2009

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Florida is known for its alligators, and keeping an eye on more than 50,000 of them is part of the daily responsibilities of one of the U.S. Army Reserve's newest ambassadors. U.S. Army Reserve Ambassador Dave Kratzer isn't wrestling 15-foot carnivorous reptiles in the Florida swamps, but rather helping oversee student issues at the University of Florida at Gainesville.

  • Muleskinners maintain equipment

    Apr 20, 2009

  • Army speeds testing of robotic systems

    Apr 20, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army has traditionally acquired weapon systems through a process that can take several years, but the ongoing fight in Afghanistan and Iraq has shortened the time frame considerably.

  • Iraqi Police recruits graduate at Al Furat

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD-More than two months ago, 700 plus recruits registered for the rigorous professional police training which would prepare them to become Iraqi Police officers.

  • Bamberg earns top DoD environmental award

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany Aca,!" The U.S. Army Garrison BambergAca,!a,,cs long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship was recognized April 17 when it captured the Secretary of DefenseAca,!a,,cs Overseas Installation Environmental Quality award for 2009.

  • Recycling funds benefit local programs

    Apr 20, 2009

    When we were young, the 3Rs defined the most important subjects in school: reading, writing and arithmetic. Today, a new trio of Rs defines the waste management strategy: reduce, reuse and recycle.

  • Sustainers receive combat lifesaver extreme training

    Apr 20, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - For 40 Soldiers here, this was combat lifesaver training with a new twist, a combat lifesaver extreme, from April 6 to 9.

  • Puerto Rican cargo transfer company completes deployment

    Apr 20, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq - Soldiers from the 268th Cargo Transportation Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, completed a successful ten-month deployment during a transfer of authority ceremony here April 1.

  • Mullen visits Border Patrol

    Apr 20, 2009

    Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with U.S. Border Patrol agent Maria Valencia at a stop to observe the U.S. - Mexican border while in El Paso, Texas, April 17, 2009. Mullen also visited Joint Task Force-North, to better understand the current situation and violence that is plaguing the region.

  • 'Iron Brigade' teams with Iraqi commando battalion to secure Owesat in Operation Al-Sakar

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Apr. 20, 2009) - Soldiers from the Baumholder, Germany-based 2nd 'Iron' Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, teamed up with Iraqi forces for two combined counterinsurgency operations this month. For the first operation members of the brigade's 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry and Iraqi Soldiers of the Commando Battalion, 17th Iraqi Army Brigade, teamed up April 12 for a combined counterinsurgency mission in the Owesate area southwest of Baghdad.

  • IMCOM-Europe recognizes theater performances

    Apr 20, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - During the annual Installation Management Command-Europe Tournament of Plays "Topper" Awards Show, the night emphatically belonged to "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

  • Construction aplenty a sign of home improvements to come at Ansbach

    Apr 20, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- While ongoing construction at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach is presenting community members with challenges, the ultimate payoff will deliver big "home" improvements, according to post officials.

  • U.S. Army Central, Kenya Army Soldiers conduct public affairs information exchange

    Apr 20, 2009

    U.S. Army Central Public Affairs took part in an information exchange with the Kenyan Army in Mombasa, Kenya, April 14-16.

  • Military heritage comes to life on a journey back to the past

    Apr 20, 2009

    MASSA, Italy- A bus full of young Soldiers and Airmen from Camp Darby, Italy, listened intently as former Pfc. Noel Yuzuro Okamoto recalled the time when he was wounded in action in the hills by Massa, Italy.

  • USARCENT, Kenyan Army refine skills during MEDEVAC

    Apr 20, 2009

    In a medical emergency, time can be an enemy. The longer it takes to transport a patient to the hospital, the higher the probability they may not survive. U.S. Army Central and Kenyan Army Soldiers' skills were put to this test during a medical evacuation exercise, April 17, in Mombasa, Kenya.

  • U.S. Army Central/Kenya Army 2009 Land Forces Symposium

    Apr 19, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Land Forces Symposium is an annual forum that brings together military leaders from more than 20 countries in U.S. Army Central's area of responsibility to discuss common challenges, exchange views and foster security cooperation. During the week-long symposium, senior military leaders from the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and Southwest Asia will collectively address issues including regional security organizations, full spectrum operations and training, disaster relief, interagency operations, provincial reconstruction teams and environmental security concerns.

  • Lt. Col. Jay Curry receives Bronze Star

    Apr 17, 2009

    Lt. Col. Jay Curry, deputy commander for U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site and the director of Kwajalein Support Directorate, is congratulated by Larry Burger, director, Future Warfare Center, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, after a ceremony April 17 in which Curry received a Bronze Star for meritorious service in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Next to Curry is his wife, Kay.

  • For Fort Lewis Soldiers, testing helps 'keep up the fire'

    Apr 17, 2009

    Light years away from sequential field problems with linear training scenarios, the Manchus tested all systems at once on Fort Lewis' Range 74 and Regenburg mock city for the past two weeks. Three-day, round-the-clock training events focused on the platoons, but simultaneously tested staffs at all levels across 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment.

  • Fort Lewis official aims to reduce crime

    Apr 17, 2009

  • Commentary - small measures can yield big energy savings

    Apr 17, 2009

    We take energy for granted. When you flip the switch, the lights come on. When the thermostat reaches the red line, you hear the hum of a distant fan and warm air blows out of the grate. For much of the world's population - and even for parts of the U.S. - that isn't the way it is. Energy is a limited commodity. There is only so much to go around in any area. When demand exceeds production, something has to give. In many places that means almost daily "brown outs," where the flow of electricity is intermittent or irregular.

  • I Corps deputy commander tasked with overseeing drawdown in Iraq

    Apr 17, 2009

    Having been on the job in Iraq for a little more than a week, the I Corps deputy commanding general for sustainment faces a daunting task as she looks to the August 2010 date set by the president for the drawdown of forces in Iraq.

  • E85 fuel moves Fort Lewis closer to sustainability goal

    Apr 17, 2009

    What if you could fill your gas tank with a fuel that was largely produced in the U.S. and that reduced emissions' Would you do it' Well, if you drive a General Services Administration government vehicle on Fort Lewis, there's a better than 50-50 chance that you can. Of the approximately 950 vehicles under a gross weight of 8,500 pounds in the post's GSA inventory, roughly half are "flex fuel" capable.

  • USO honors Madigan commander

    Apr 17, 2009

    Major General Patricia Horoho, commanding general, Western Regional Medical Command and Madigan Army Medical Center, was recognized April 7 as the recipient of the 2009 USO military Woman of the Year award.

  • Students walk toward drug-free life during awareness event walk

    Apr 17, 2009

    Middle school students are too young to drive, too young to vote and too young to watch "R" rated movies; yet, these adolescents are not too young to see the issue of drugs or alcohol firsthand.

  • Annual Fun Fest draws a crowd and brings families together for Easter fun

    Apr 17, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Sills Field was jam packed with inflatable bouncers, games, rides, activity booths, food vendors, a rock climbing wall, and more than 5,000 Soldiers and family members during the 15th Annual Fun Fest & Information, Ticketing and Registration (ITR) Travel Fair here, April 11.

  • Children celebrate Month of the Military Child with Disney characters

    Apr 17, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For 350 children and parents gathered at Sills Field, here, April 11, breakfast became the most exciting part of the day, too.

  • Air Force Makes Special Delivery to Army School

    Apr 17, 2009

    A U.S. Air Force C-130E aircraft that landed at Dinwiddie County Airport April 16 was the most tangible evidence yet that the transporters of the U.S. Army Transportation Center and School will soon plant their flag at Fort Lee. The USATC&S is scheduled to relocate to Fort Lee from Fort Eustis by 2011. The move is part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure plan that will also relocate several other schools and organizations here.

  • Soldier Show ready to entertain troops

    Apr 17, 2009

    The U.S. Army Soldier Show is scheduled to begin its 2009 tour April 24-26 with two performances at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Lights! Camera! Action! U.S. Army Soldier Show ready to take entertainment to troops

    Apr 17, 2009

    Lights! Camera! Action! That's the theme of the 2009 U.S. Army Soldier Show, scheduled to open April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Wallace Theater on Fort Belvoir, Va., with a Sunday matinee set for 2 p.m. April 26. "The audience is going to have the rare experience of feeling and being in a live television studio, including commercial breaks," said Soldier Show production director Victor Hurtado, who spent much of the past year working on TV productions "Nashville Star," "America's Got Talent," "Clash of the Choirs," and country performing artist Michael Peterson's "My Real Life - Strong For America Tour," presented by the U.S. Army.

  • Army Training Network set to launch

    Apr 17, 2009

    The Army Training Network goes online today with the mission of becoming the one-stop shop and information source for Army training.

  • IMCOM Mentoring Program opens for FY 2010 applications

    Apr 17, 2009

    U.S. Army Installation Management Command has announced that applications for the fiscal 2010 Centralized Mentoring Program will be accepted through June 19. The Mentoring Program is designed to develop high-potential employees into well-rounded managers at the middle or senior level by grooming them to assume higher levels of responsibility. Headquarters IMCOM centrally funds the competitive program.

  • AMEDDC&S partners with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

    Apr 17, 2009

    In a move to increase safety, specifically in often harsh work environments, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol initiated their first self-trained National Registry Emergency Medicine Technician Basic Course Jan. 12, one of two courses held in El Paso. The six-week 110-hour course was approved by the U.S. Army EMS Programs Management Office.

  • Rangers walk in annual Bataan Memorial March

    Apr 17, 2009

    Five Rangers from Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, participated in the 20th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands, N.M., March 29.

  • New playgroup focuses on positive interaction

    Apr 17, 2009

    Parents of young children often have a lot on their plate - in between diaper changes, errands, work or military training, it can be difficult to find a spare moment to focus on their child's development. That's why Fort Benning's New Parent Support Program has launched a new playgroup to give parents of children 3 and younger time to interact and connect with their children.

  • Fort Benning singer gives spouses a voice

    Apr 17, 2009

    Sarah Hockridge has spent her life using her voice - as a child who loved to sing, as a college music major, and as a staple on the New York coffee shop circuit. Today, she uses her voice for a cause close to her heart - putting words to the experiences of military spouses.

  • Army Team C4ISR Provides Employment Opportunities for Wounded Warriors

    Apr 17, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Army Team Command, Control Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (Forward) is reaching out to the nation's wounded warriors through the Army Wounded Warrior Program

  • Federal Employees' Week begins April 27

    Apr 17, 2009

    Federal Employees' Week is April 27-30 on Fort Benning. The week will include a variety of workshops designed to help federal employees with personal and professional development.

  • Friday's tornadoes wreak havoc

    Apr 17, 2009

    Nine tornadoes were sighted Friday during the severe thunderstorm that passed through Georgia. Five others were reported in Russell and Lee counties, the nearest in Seale, Ala. Most of the damage on Fort Benning is related to high winds and flooding, although one tornado touched down on the southeastern border of the installation near Cusseta, Ga.

  • PM MEP, users to lay out present and future power generation requirements

    Apr 17, 2009

    Project Manager, Mobile Electric Power will host its user community to provide a review of its current state, discuss future technologies, and garner feedback from those who operate and support MEP's fleet of generators. This joint effort between PM MEP and its users, will yield the best possible equipment and power generation tool for the Soldier.

  • Signal Regiment remembers battalion commander

    Apr 17, 2009

    U.S. Army Signal Corps regiment remembers battalion commander

  • More Female patients receiving Veterans Rehab medical care

    Apr 17, 2009

    More female patients receiving veterans Rehabilitation medical care at Augusta Georgia facility.

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder lessons shared

    Apr 17, 2009

    PTSD lessons shared by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Samuel Rhodes.

  • Minnesota Army National Guard protects Mississippi riverfront ecosystem

    Apr 17, 2009

    With more than 19 miles of Mississippi River frontage, and representing one of the largest landholders in the region, the Minnesota Army National Guard (MNARNG) and Camp Ripley have long been prominent protectors of the Mississippi and its ecosystem.

  • Mentorship at Monroe

    Apr 17, 2009

    The U.S. Army TRADOC Band hosts a mentorship event for student musicians from an off-post Catholic high school

  • Monroe tribute includes fun run, NCO briefing

    Apr 17, 2009

    The NCO Day tribute at Fort Monroe, Va., included remarks by the Deputy Commanding General and the Command Sergeant Major of U.S. Army TRADOC

  • Military community can't escape maladies of slow U.S. economy

    Apr 17, 2009

    A PCSing Soldier can't sell his house and struggles with mortgage payments in addition to the costs of setting up a home at his new duty station. An Army spouse is a victim of job cuts and the sudden loss of income leaves the family unable to pay their bills. With the economy in a slump, scenarios like these are becoming more prevalent across the force, and service leaders are more than a little concerned about the dilemma.

  • Student puts Schweinfurt on the map

    Apr 17, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - A quiz for the student of geography: what lies right between Delaware and the District of Columbia' It's the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) - at least it is on the list of 2009 state-level winners of the National Geographic Bee.

  • Year of the Noncommissioned Officer - Spotlight NCO

    Apr 17, 2009

  • BOSS lives up to its name

    Apr 17, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- From getting free to reduced prices on trips and activities to improving quality of life to making new friends to spending some quality time with NFL cheerleaders and other stars, BOSS lives up to its name at Ansbach-Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers.

  • Area I Easter egg hunts delight children

    Apr 17, 2009

    To celebrate Easter and the Month of the Military Child, Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation along with Better Opportunities for Unaccompanied and Single Soldiers, USAG-RC Commissary, and Army and Air Force Exchange Service sponsored Easter egg hunts at USAG-RC, USAG-Casey and Camp Stanley April 10, 11, and 12.

  • Humphreys Garrison Soldiers celebrate Year of the NCO with 5K Run

    Apr 17, 2009

    (left to right) Command Sergeant Major Victor Garcia, Defense Commissary Agency Senior Enlisted Advisor, USAG-Humphreys Garrison Command Sergeant Sergeant Major Jason K. Kim and USAG-Humphreys Korean Augmentee to the U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Jang, Dae-sung raise their fists in jubilation as they lead about 600 U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers to the finish line of the second in a series of 5 kilometer runs here celebrating Year of the Noncommissioned Officer.

  • 600 Soldiers join Year of the NCO 5K run

    Apr 17, 2009

    As the sun rose over Humphreys Garrison, 30 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers formed up near the post chapel to begin the second post-wide "Year of the NCO" five kilometer run.

  • Warrior Country community experiences Korean culture

    Apr 17, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - To celebrate Easter and the Month of the Military Child, Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation along with Better Opportunities for Unaccompanied and Single Soldiers, USAG-RC Commissary, and Army and Air Force Exchange Service sponsored Easter egg hunts at USAG-RC, USAG-Casey and Camp Stanley April 10, 11, and 12.

  • Month of the Military Child celebrated on Red Cloud

    Apr 17, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Celebrations for the Month of the Military Child got underway in the Red Cloud Food Court April 10 when members of Army Community Services staked out a corner filled with information about how to prevent child abuse and other areas of parenting.

  • Cleanup heralds spring at Red Cloud Garrison

    Apr 17, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON -- USAG-Red Cloud Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Lavender, and Richard C. Davis, deputy garrison commander, perform spring clean-up April 9 around the USAG-RC building T-613. In preparation for spring, Lavender and Davis joined Headquarters and Headquarters Company Soldiers by picking up trash, raking pine needles and cones, cleaning drainage areas, removing tree branches from across the facility and pulling weeds from around the trees. - U.S. Army photo by Margaret Banish-Donaldson

  • Destructive weather preparations underway in Area I

    Apr 17, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Every year Korea experiences seasonal rains from June 1 through Sept. 30. These rains can cause floods, which are one of weather's most deadly hazards. Floods come in two varieties, flash floods and the kind often called 'river floods' or 'main stream floods.'

  • Soldiers take on all services in Combatives tournament

    Apr 17, 2009

    A total of 120 competitors representing all service branches from across the Republic of Korea and Japan formed teams to compete in the day-long tournament that tested their combative skills, agility and endurance at the Osan Air Base, April 4.

  • Bosandong beautification to start soon

    Apr 17, 2009

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - Mayor Oh, Sechang of Dongducheon and his city engineers have decided to give the area outside USAG-Casey's main gate a face lift. They will be changing the looks and adding many new features to the area known as Bosandong village. Many enjoy the entertainment and shopping, which has been a feature of the area since the Korean War ended in 1950. The mayor and his engineers will add popular sports sections and popular shops such as those found in Itaewon in Seoul near USAG-Yongsan.

  • Family members find answers from TRICARE

    Apr 17, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Maj. Gen. Elder Granger, deputy director and program executive officer of the TRICARE management activity, office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Washington, D.C., came to the USAG-Casey Community Activity Center with his wife, Brenda, April 8 to brief Family members, Soldiers, Civilians, and Retirees about improvements to TRICARE coverage and other access situations.

  • 'I teach my Soldiers what was taught to me by my NCO's'

    Oct 11, 2012

    For many new enlistees in the Army, the road to the non-commissioned officer ranks begins before enlistment day. It starts with inspirations that range from a basic sense of patriotic duty to role models in the community or an immediate Family member who also served their country in the armed forces.

  • ACS Civilian Recognized with Award

    Apr 16, 2009

    At the Annual Child Abuse Prevention Council of Monterey's Proclamation and Awards Breakfast on April 16, 2009, Lynn Dittrich was presented with the Child Abuse Prevention Council Award for her work preventing child abuse and neglect. Dittrich works at the Ord Military Community's Army Community Service Office. Here, she is standing with the Garrison Command Sergeant Major, Sergeant Major Olga Martinez, and the Garrison Commander, Colonel Darcy A. Brewer.

  • Sacramento District helps veterans, small businesses apply for US Army Corps of Engineers contracts

    Apr 16, 2009

    Shig Fujitani, assistant chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District's engineering division, teaches attendees at the eighth annual Veterans and Small Business Training and Outreach Conference how to apply for contracts with the Corps of Engineers April 14, 2009 in Sparks, Nev. The conference, hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Pacific Division and the California Disabled Veterans Business Alliance, aims to familiarize veteran-owned companies and other small businesses with Corps of Engineers procurement practices.

  • Brooks assumes command of Big Red One

    Apr 16, 2009

    Story on Maj. Gen. Vincent Brooks assuming command of the 1st Infantry Division

  • Army launches official blog, Facebook page

    Apr 16, 2009

    This week the Army not only launched an official blog portal, but also an Army fan page on Facebook.

  • 2009 All Army Boxing Championships continue at Fort Huachuca

    Apr 16, 2009

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - The 2009 All Army Boxing Championships moved into their second night of competition Wednesday at Barnes Field House here. Here are the second night results...

  • Gates address focuses on family, future, funding

    Apr 16, 2009

    Gates address focuses on family, future, funding

  • Michigan Army National Guard converts to innovative water-based painting system

    Apr 16, 2009

    The facility, part of the Guard's 59-acre Joint Forces Headquarters Complex, combines advanced painting and stripping materials and techniques to reduce pollution and waste. Operational for four years now, CSMS is certified under the ISO 9001 quality management standard. This supports the Michigan Guard's goal of being an example of environmental stewardship and sustainability in the region.

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