Archive: Apr 2009

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  • U.S., French, Afghan forces team up to bring aid to Afghan villages

    Apr 15, 2009

    KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. forces participated with French and Afghan forces recently in three days of humanitarian missions to bring medical treatment and necessary supplies to residents of isolated villages here.

  • Gates aims to speed delivery of helicopter pilots, crews

    Apr 15, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today stopped here to find out how fast the home of Army aviation could expand training operations. His visit came on the heels of his announcement that the proposed fiscal year 2010 defense budget would earmark $500 million to speed the delivery of helicopter pilots and crews to the battlefield.

  • Sustainer recruits Soldiers to donate

    Apr 15, 2009

    In April, a 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) noncommissioned officer conducted informational meetings to get Soldiers registered to donate blood platelets at the hospital here.

  • A Soldier's return to Iraq finds dramatic improvement on the roads of Iraq

    Apr 15, 2009

    Stayrook, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, is currently serving his second tour in Iraq as a convoy security commander with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment. Stayrook witnessed first-hand some dramatic changes in the life and security of Iraq.

  • Soldiers utilize MOUT site, train on advanced scenario

    Apr 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment and its antennae units took advantage of their location at one of the Army's best training centers when they utlilized Hohenfels' Military Operations on Urban Terrain sites for part of their warrior leader skills training.

  • Soldiers receives specialized computer training in Q-West

    Apr 15, 2009

  • Soldier claims 'Best Warrior-NCO of the Year' victory

    Apr 15, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Many Soldiers try to be the best, but few can claim the title. A 65th Medical Brigage Soldier has earned that right.

  • Faces of Strength: Sgt. David Dasilma

    Apr 15, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - There's an Army noncommissioned officer who works at the Acute Care Clinic inside Brian Allgood Community Hospital who has yet to deploy, but feels fearless and confident about leading Soldiers into combat.

  • Earth Day: Garrison focus groups suggest ways to improve overall Separate Or Recycle Trash refuse pr

    Apr 15, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - What would encourage more housing residents to properly separate and recycle their refuse' That's what garrison leaders asked community members during three days of focus groups at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center March 24-26.

  • Yongsan Soldiers enter NCO corps with rite of passage

    Apr 15, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Senior enlisted leaders welcomed 16 noncommissioned officers into the corps with an NCO Induction Ceremony April 14 at the Yongsan Multipurpose Training Facility.

  • Sustainers host EO training

    Apr 15, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Equal Opportunity office of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosted an EO leaders training for noncommissioned officers and lieutenants from all over Iraq here March 15 - 20.

  • Platoon sergeant keeps medics up to speed

    Apr 15, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Sgt. 1st Class Robert Tackett, medical platoon sergeant, 1st Battalion, 185th Armor, 16th Sustainment Brigade, trains his Soldiers weekly to ensure their skills meet military, civilian and real-world requirements.

  • Medal of Honor recipients visit Soldiers in Iraq

    Oct 17, 2011

    BAGHDAD - Presented by the President of the United States, the Medal of Honor is the highest and most distinguished award given to U.S. servicemembers for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty."

  • Strength of Army families praised as 'Old Hickory' departs for Iraq

    Apr 14, 2009

    Soldiers and Army Families from the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, composed of National Guardsmen drawn from North Carolina, West Virginia, and Colorado, participated in a departure ceremony marking the beginning of the units second deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • IPs make progress, improve security in Zaab

    Apr 14, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Kirkuk, Iraq - The Zaab Police Station was validated March 31 at a ceremony in Hawijah, Iraq.

  • Iraqi Army medics learn valuable lifesaving skills

    Apr 14, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Kirkuk, Iraq- Hands on training was the approach for Iraqi Army soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 15th Iraqi Army Brigade, who, for the first time, began learning combat life saving skills with assistance from medics of 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at an IA outpost near Forward Operating Base McHenry, Kirkuk province, Iraq, March 29.

  • "Waterdogs" get wet at FOB McHenry

    Apr 14, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Kirkuk, Iraq- What do showers, hand washing basins and toilets all have in common' Well, without water none of them would serve much of a purpose. But where does the water that makes these valuable assets worthwhile come from'

  • Iraqi Police graduate from basic training

    Apr 14, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, MOSUL, Iraq - A group of Iraqi policemen completed basic recruit training at the Mosul Public Service Academy in Mosul April 8.

  • Iraqi Security Forces take traffic control point training to the streets

    Apr 14, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - Imagine standing in 100 degree heat in the middle of an Iraq summer, with a ballistic vest and helmet on, and checking every vehicle and pedestrian as they pass through a checkpoint. For Iraqi Security Forces in Mosul, this has become common place and they are dedicated to making it work.

  • Economy Brick Road

    Apr 14, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KEY WEST, Qayyarah, Iraq - Mayor Ra'ed Abed Ali from Al Hadr and Engineer Hesham from DG Roads and Bridges are currently working together with Green Dream Ltd. on a project that is training and employing students, while at the same time building the Tal Abtha Road.

  • Man's best friend wags tail to security in Mosul

    Apr 14, 2009

    Soldiers from the 351st Military Police Company hosted a military working dog demonstration for their Iraqi counterparts recently to prepare the Iraqi troops to potentially handle military working dogs in the future.

  • Take two and call the 3rd Bde. Special Troops Bn. Troop Medical Clinic in the morning

    Apr 14, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - As you walk into the 3rd Bde. Special Troops Bn. Troop Medical Clinic, you are greeted by smiling faces ready and waiting to assist you with all of your medical needs. They have desks, a waiting area complete with a couch and refreshments, and two patient rooms with beds and shelves stocked full of medical supplies.

  • EPA Administrator Jackson visits Fort Meade

    Apr 14, 2009

    EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Maryland Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Representative John Sarbanes and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for the Environment Tad Davis visit Fort Meade for the EPA Environmental Science Center 10th anniversary celebration and tour of some of Fort Meade's Superfund sites.

  • Technology keeps deployed Soldiers, families connected

    Apr 14, 2009

    From Contingency Operating Base Speicher in north-central Iraq, Lt. Col. James Baker watched as his wife Amanda gave birth to their son, Jesse James Baker, in a hospital room in Orlando, Fla.

  • Fort Polk's FCC Program needs more homes

    Apr 14, 2009

    Fort Polk's Army Family Child Care program needs more homes and providers. The program is run under the auspices of Child, Youth and School Services.

  • D Troop Geronimos win Draper Award

    Apr 14, 2009

    Fort Polk's D Troop, 1st/509th wins prestigious Draper Award. The troop is the only cav unit in the battalion.

  • NGB Director visits Guardsmen in Iraq

    Apr 14, 2009

  • WRAIR Technology helps create Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine

    Apr 14, 2009

  • Unfamiliar sights remind Soldiers of home

    Apr 14, 2009

  • Staff Sgt. Richard Smith - Assisting the Iraqi people, NCO's Army career comes full circle

    Apr 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Today's Soldier in Focus is Staff Sgt. Richard Smith, a fire support specialist assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad. Smith, a native of Tusla, Okla., joined the Army in Oct. 1991 and is currently serving in his third deployment and second in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He deployed to Kosovo in 1999.

  • 82nd BSB keeps supply lines open

    Apr 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers serving in the field of logistics may not be clearing routes of improvised explosive devices but they are taking the fight to the enemy in a different way. Without a steady supply of food, fuel and ammunition, an army cannot sustain itself for very long.

  • Louisiana Soldiers 'pock' eggs in Baghdad for Easter

    Apr 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD - For the deployed Soldiers of the 225th Engineer Brigade, headquartered in Pineville, La., an Easter tradition held on the popular holiday in Louisiana made a debut on Camp Liberty April 12.

  • Army families roll eggs at White House

    Apr 14, 2009

    More than a thousand military children and their parents participated in Monday's Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

  • "Steel Spike" Soldiers upgrade War Eagle

    Apr 14, 2009

  • Joint effort brings reliable power to Iraqi citizens

    Apr 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Not long after arriving in Iraq and settling into their battle space, the Soldiers of the 2nd "Paxton" Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, attached to the 2nd Heavy "Dagger" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Multi National Division - Baghdad, picked up where their predecessors left off with numerous projects aimed at improving the quality of life for the citizens of the Abu Ghraib district west of Baghdad.

  • Harbormaster Transition a Materiel Enterprise Success Story

    Apr 14, 2009

    In the spirit of diligent stewardship, the Communications-Electronics Research, Development & Engineering Center's (CERDEC) Command and Control Directorate (C2D) leveraged its congressional plus-up funding to provide the R&D dollars needed by a program of record to move essential technology to the production stage.

  • Sixth anniversary of Saddam's fall: Black Knights, ISF protect community, keep violence down

    Apr 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD - As cloud-covered skies unleashed a torrent of rain, thousands of people demonstrated in and around Baghdad's Sadr City on the sixth anniversary of the fall of Saddam Hussein April 9. Similar rallies against Coalition forces in Iraq ended in violence and bloodshed in previous years. This year, the "Black Knights" of the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division were determined to not let history repeat itself.

  • Head Hunters add to desert border fort

    Apr 14, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The Head Hunter Squadron's easternmost base, al-Sheeb, has grown from a patch of concrete into a fortified base holding two companies worth of troops, vehicles and equipment.

  • For better and for worse: Iron Brigade couple stay close even in times of war

    Apr 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD- It was June 6, 1998, and the 54th anniversary of D-Day was probably a day just like any other that summer. There was a good chance it was sunny in New York State, in a small town outside of Fort Drum where two Army officers had their own rendezvous with destiny. It's probably safe to assume, aside from the irony of two young captains meeting on the 54th anniversary of D-Day, it was a meeting much like any other.

  • Phelan honored as RDECOM NCO of the Year

    Apr 14, 2009

    After a week of exams, essays, exercise and extra studying came exhilaration for Sgt. Matthew Phelan as he was selected as the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. A communications NCO with the Communications Electronic Research, Development and Engineering Center at Fort Monmouth, N.J. Phelan preserved to edge out the other competitors.

  • Paratroopers contend to enter elite NCO Club

    Apr 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD- After months of preparation and hours of studying, 16 noncommissioned officers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, participated in a two-day evaluation for a shot at induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC), April 11 at Joint Security Station Loyalty.

  • Phelan honored as RDECOM NCO of the Year

    Apr 14, 2009

    After a week of exams, essays, exercise and extra studying came exhilaration for Sgt. Matthew Phelan as he was selected as the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • Command sergeant major conducts mission with "Steel Spike" Soldiers

    Apr 14, 2009

  • Army Wounded Warrior Program marks 5 years of support to severely wounded Soldiers, their families

    Apr 14, 2009

    Army Wounded Warrior Program marks 5 years of support to severely wounded Soldiers, their families

  • A step forward in partnership: Dagger leaders meet with IA at home station

    Apr 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD - In their first engagement on Camp Liberty, leaders serving with the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team "Dagger," 1st Infantry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad met with staff in the 24th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division April 11.

  • 49th Trans. Bn. Cases Colors

    Apr 14, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The 49th Transportation Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), cased its colors in a ceremony on Guidon Field here, April 9.

  • General Urges Servicemembers to Seek Help for Stress Disorder

    Apr 14, 2009

    General Urges Servicemembers to Seek Help for Stress Disorder

  • Spending spring break at Camp Darby with Major League Baseball

    Apr 14, 2009

    LIVORNO, Italy - For 33 youth from RAF Lakenheath, England, and Germany's Ramstein Air Base and U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, spring break provided an opportunity for a week of training at the Italian Baseball and Softball Federation Academy in Tirrenia.

  • U.S. forces add farm supplies to Iraqi aid missions

    Apr 14, 2009

    WASHINGTON - As the planting season gets under way in Iraq, U.S. forces there are adding agriculture supplies to regular humanitarian outreach efforts they conduct with Iraqi forces.

  • German American football club offers a taste of home

    Apr 14, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- Not getting enough football action during your tour in Germany' Well, the Franken Knights football club can help.

  • IMCOM-Europe hosting camp for children with deployed parents

    Apr 14, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Installation Management Command-Europe is hosting a summer camp designed specifically for children of deployed servicemembers.

  • Fire Safety Campaign

    Apr 13, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Installation Management Command launched a Fire Safety Campaign March 31 to increase fire prevention awareness throughout the command. Campaign actions include promoting fire safety and increased inspections. Garrison Safety and Fire and Emergency Services personnel will team up on the command-wide fire safety campaign to raise awareness and provide guidance to Soldiers and families on how to recognize, improve and practice fire safety. The campaign extends through national Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10, and concludes Oct.31.

  • PT in the park

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 157 children showed up to PT in the Park, the kick off event for Month of the Military Child for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, April 4, at Bennett Youth Center. Mickey and Minnie Mouse were on hand to lead the children, ages 2-8, and their parents through an aerobic "mousercise."

  • Sexual assault victims have options

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The team at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's (USAG-HI) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program is teaching Soldiers the principles of the Army's new I. A.M. Strong sexual assault campaign.

  • JROTC cadets hone leadership skills during spring break

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 200 cadets represented the Army and Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) at the 38th Annual JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) held March 26-April 2, here, at Area X.

  • Athletes participate in Special Olympics

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Repeat after me," said Special Olympics athlete Kimo Costa. "Let me win."

  • 'Lunch and Learns' serve up prevention

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Quintin Ewing and Bernadette Wong are on a mission. They are members of a small army of education and support professionals working to raise awareness about child abuse prevention, one family at a time.

  • Celebrating Military Children

    Apr 13, 2009

    The Manahattan mayor issued a proclamation during the Manhattan City Commission acknowledging April as the Month of the Military Child.

  • College brings puppet shows to post

    Apr 13, 2009

    Children at CYSS enjoyed several plays put on by theater college students from the Cloud County Community College (Geary County Campus) for children at Fort Riley. The plays were based on the stories and songs from "Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs and The Itsy Bitsy Spider."

  • Two thumbs up - Book reading brings CSM Mann, Picerne reps to Ware Elementary

    Apr 13, 2009

    Fort Riley Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Mann stoped by the Ware Elementary School to read a book to the children of the school. The book was part of a free book give-away sponored by the Picerne Military Housing office.

  • Military council hosts day for Soldiers, Families

    Apr 13, 2009

    Soldiers and family members enjoyed games, food, drinks and a movie courtesy of the Geary County Military Affairs Council.

  • 'Dragon' Brigade celebrates women's history

    Apr 13, 2009

    Soldiers from the 4th Brigade, 1st ID celebrated Women's History Month.

  • Soldiers duke it out at tournament

    Apr 13, 2009

    Soldiers competed in the Fort Riley combatives tournament for a chance to go to the All-Army Combatives Tournament at Fort Benning, Ga. in October.

  • Command boards to emphasize customer service, new motto

    Apr 13, 2009

    Fort Riley customers at garrison shops and sections across post are the newly posted command boards. The wooden boards measuring 3 feet high by 4 feet wide are being constructed by carpenters within the Directorate of Logistics. Decals for 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Garrison will be at the top corners of each board. The boards will hold photographs of the commanding general, the division command sergeant major, the garrison commander, and the garrison command sergeant major. Below the row of photos will be a phone number to the person in charge of that particular section to handle any customer comments. The purpose of the boards is to assist Soldiers and their family members. The boards are there to remind them that they'll get the best possible treatment. The command boards are being mounted at dozens of locations, featuring the new garrison service motto "Duty first - service always."

  • 701st Brigade Support Battalion completes 24-hour physical challenge

    Apr 13, 2009

    Soldiers from the 701st BSB, 4th Bde, 1st ID partcipated in a 24-hour grueling training mission to test their endurance and stamina.

  • Integrated Technology Demo to be largest of its kind

    Apr 13, 2009

    U.S. scientists, engineers and technology developers from government, industry and academia gathered at Fort Dix, N.J., March 31-April 2, to finalize plans for an Army-sponsored integrated technology event.

  • PM C4ISR OTM Finalizes Planning for Integrated Technology Demonstration

    Apr 13, 2009

    U.S. scientists, engineers and technology developers from government, industry and academia gathered at Fort Dix, March 31-April 2, to finalize plans for an Army-sponsored, integrated technology event.

  • Recent Weather Causes Construction Woes

    Apr 13, 2009

    Von Braun III construction workers try to figure out a way to free a truck carrying prefabricated panels. According to recent data from National Climatic Data Center, April rainfall for the Huntsville area is already 1.61 inches higher than normal, even though the annual rainfall totals are still short by almost 3 inches.

  • Want to get immersed in Korean'

    Apr 13, 2009

    On-site language immersion available to DLIFLC students to help learn target language.

  • Simulators always valuable in military training

    Apr 13, 2009

    Video games have been popular since the 1970's and the U.S. military has tried to capitalize on this trend by creating a training program for their military members after realizing the gamer culture has become ingrained into this and future generations of citizens.

  • Easter Sunrise at Fort Monroe, Va.

    Apr 13, 2009

    A youngster from Suffolk, Va., releases doves during the Fort Monroe Easter Sunrise Service.

  • Chaplains deliver Easter message to remote Afghanistan bases

    Apr 13, 2009

    The religious support team for Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan ministered to troops April 8 and 9 on multiple austere forward operating bases as part of the joint-service mission Easter Contingency Operations to provide religious support in Southeast Afghanistan.

  • A physical fitness family

    Apr 13, 2009

    The value of physical fitness for Sgt. Derek Williams for hiw professional and personal life.

  • Army South sponsors classroom at Sergeants Major Academy

    Apr 13, 2009

    FORT BLISS, Texas - Key U.S. Army South leaders celebrated a proud moment on as a classroom at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy was dedicated in honor of their venerated command headquartered at the historic Old BAMC building at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • MEDCOM Ombudsman Conference

    Apr 13, 2009

    When wounded, ill or injured Soldiers are tied up in red tape and frustrated by bureaucracy, an ombudsman may be just what the doctor ordered. An ombudsman is defined as someone who investigates complaints and mediates fair settlements. At Army hospitals, ombudsmen are that and much more - sources of information, liaisons, counselors, perhaps even guardian angels.

  • Ironhorse Soldiers welcome Easter Sunday

    Apr 13, 2009

  • "Arrowhead" lights the candles

    Apr 13, 2009

  • Iraqi Engineer Soldiers get training of their lives

    Apr 13, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - Imagine having to go to school and learn as though your entire existence depended on it. That is a big burden. It's also the challenge Iraqi Army Soldiers face at the Iraqi Army (IA) Engineer School in Taji, Iraq, north of Baghdad.

  • Soldier's work in hospital leads to medical career

    Apr 13, 2009

    Soldier's work in hospital leads to medical career

  • CORRECTION — Army Releases January Suicide Data; Re-emphasizes Efforts

    Apr 13, 2009

    <b>CORRECTION</b> Army Releases January Suicide Data; Re-emphasizes Efforts The Army released its January 2009 data on suicides today and re-emphasized the urgency and seriousness necessary for preventive action at all levels. The figures for January 2009 reflect 14 suicides and 9 other deaths, cause still to be determined.

  • Soldier honored with 'treat' in Iraq

    Apr 13, 2009

    BAGHDAD - A soft drink and candy bar are quite the treat for Soldiers in a combat environment. But for one officer, that junk food combination turned out to be a symbol of a top achievement.

  • Convoy training develops Iraqi army unit's skills

    Apr 13, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Threats to Soldiers come in all shapes and sizes on the streets and roadways of Iraq.

  • Artillery unit makes history at JSS Istiqlal

    Apr 13, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - From a remote station just north of Baghdad, Battery B, 1st Battalion, 109th Field Artillery marked its place in history March 29 with an earth-shaking, thunderous boom - firing their home battalion's first artillery rounds in combat since World War II. There was no tickertape parade or champagne to mark the occasion. There was only the sound of cheers from a handful of artillerymen as they cleared their M777A Howitzer to fire again.

  • MND-B Soldiers supervise government mail delivery

    Apr 13, 2009

  • Month of the Military Child: Commentary on learning to roll with the punches

    Apr 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- The life of a military child can be hard. Some people underestimate how hard it really is to be constantly uprooted, always having to pack up and leave right when a young person finally feels a sense of belonging.

  • Army Wounded Warrior Program marks 5 years of support to severely wounded Soldiers, their families

    Apr 13, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" Just over 4,000 severely wounded Soldiers from the Global War on Terrorism and their families rely on the long-term support of their own Advocate. Someone who understands their needs, addresses their concerns, and supports their goals for as long as it takes.

  • 'Sex Signals' -- Duo uses comedy to address serious issue of sexual assault

    Apr 13, 2009

    'Make sure the person you're planning to have sex with wants to have sex with you' was the main advice given to Soldiers March 25 during Sexual Assault Awareness training.

  • Coping with an injured parent

    Apr 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The deployment of a Soldier poses a number of challenges for a family - the biggest fear being the Soldier may not return.

  • Griffin Award: 501st MPs are best in U.S. Army Europe

    Apr 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "You are some amazing Soldiers," was the way Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, 1st Armored Division commander, put it in honoring the 501st Military Police Company with this year's Griffin Award.

  • Youths get inside look at Wiesbaden construction projects

    Apr 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Aukamm Elementary School second-graders got a construction update during a tour of four projects happening within a one-mile radius March 31 from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Europe District officials.

  • Quick thinking Fort Lewis Soldier saves young girl

    Apr 13, 2009

  • Sustainers protect themselves, Iraqi wildlife

    Apr 13, 2009

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - An Army vaccination program to protect service members and local wildlife from rabies has been going on here and throughout Iraq for more than two and a half years

  • The Hasbuns: Far from home yet close together

    Apr 13, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - "When I first met her, I hated her," said Sgt. Michael B. Hasbun, a native of Miami, Fla., and noncommissioned officer in charge of stock control, 23rd Ordnance Company. The Hasbuns met when Michael transferred into Staff Sgt. Judith M. Hasbun's platoon. They realized they had a lot in common, from being prior-service Marines to both going through a divorce.

  • Personnel sergeant re-enlists during the Year of NCO

    Apr 13, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - For Sgt. Carlos A. Santiago, a native of Fayetteville, N.C., re-enlisting in front of the 16th Sustainment Brigade headquarters here, March 18, was one he wouldn't forget. The ceremony was memorable because he was re-enlisting on his birthday, and also the Army's "Year of the NCO."

  • Library program hooks 'Big Fish' author

    Apr 13, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Army Europe Libraries is resuming its "Conversations" literary discussion series in May with author and illustrator Daniel Wallace, best known for his 1998 novel "Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions," the basis for Tim Burton's 2003 film "Big Fish."

  • Kandahar Airfield personnel unite for sunrise service

    Apr 13, 2009

    Soldiers of the 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command participated in an Easter sunrise service at Kanahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 12.

  • Army Wounded Warrior Program: Marking Five Years of Service

    Apr 12, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) provides personalized support to severely wounded, injured, and ill Soldiers and their families wherever they are located for as long as it takes. In the past five years, AW2's population has grown from hundreds to more than 4,000 Soldiers and families. Each AW2 Soldier is assigned an advocate who assists with day-to-day issues in recovery, as well as longer-term decisions such as choosing to remain in the Army or to medically retire. Should an AW2 Soldier leave the Army, his or her advocate continues to offer support for as long as needed. There are now more than 120 AW2 advocates supporting Soldiers and families at locations across the country and beyond.

  • Technology keeps deployed Soldiers, families connected

    Apr 12, 2009

    Deployed Soldiers use modern technology to keep in touch with family and friends thousands of miles away.

  • Soldiers bring laughter, education to local Iraqi schools

    Apr 12, 2009

    Soldiers from the 287th Sustainment Brigade Civil Military Operations team visited Al Soonobar School in Dhi Qar Province recently, as part of an ongoing effort to read to school children, foster good will and hand out school supplies.

  • West Point grads observe 'Founder's Day'

    Apr 12, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-West, Iraq - The 'Long Gray Line' from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., stretched to this logistics base in northern Iraq during an observance of 'Founder's Day' here March 15.

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