Archive: Apr 2009

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  • NCO publishes poetry book 'From Within' while deployed

    Apr 12, 2009

    Sgt. JoAnna Menzie Davis, the NCOIC of awards for the 16th Sustainment Brigade, set some personal goals during her deployment here - one of which included publishing a book of poetry.

  • Q-West Soldiers take first step to become warrant officers

    Apr 12, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Several Soldiers took their first steps to becoming a warrant officer during a warrant officer recruitment seminar here, March 21.

  • British and American Soldiers partner to build capacity in Rwanda

    Apr 11, 2009

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Africa continue to build noncommissioned officer capacity in Rwanda through a partnership effort with British counterparts.

  • An obstacle no more

    Apr 10, 2009

    Sometimes the best way to overcome an obstacle is to eliminate it altogether. That was the motivation for the 38th Engineer Company last week as they blasted holes in concrete walls during a rare company-sized concrete breach familiarization exercise at Fort Lewis.

  • Runner proves he's no fool

    Apr 10, 2009

    Before he headed out to the race, Shannon Swords grabbed his cross country shoes with the half-inch spikes - just in case. It might have been April 1, but Swords proved that he was no fool. That little extra traction helped Swords conquer a slick five-kilometer course at Soldiers Field House in 18 minutes, 48.1 seconds in the first of three events in the annual Fort Lewis Intramural Cross Country Series. He crossed the finish line nearly three minutes ahead of Jeremy Kerfoot in second place.

  • Current Soldier, future coach

    Apr 10, 2009

    His past and future could intersect in the present. On Monday, Mark Knight of Fort Lewis will travel to Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., to take the reins as head coach of the All-Army Women's Basketball Team at its trial camp. Less than two years from his retirement as a Soldier, the 43-year-old Knight could be auditioning for his second career.

  • Quick-thinking Fort Lewis Soldier saves young girl

    Apr 10, 2009

    Military heroes these days are mostly associated with performing extraordinary feats in combat. But one Fort Lewis Soldier earned the title, along with an Army Commendation Medal, by reacting to a crisis while driving home at the end of a typical duty day.

  • Dunwoody praises Fort Lewis logistics support

    Apr 10, 2009

    Handshakes and pats on the back were the minimum requirements that brought a senior logistician to Fort Lewis last week - the commanding general of Army Materiel Command and the first woman to earn four stars in the history of the U.S. Army. Letters and e-mails weren't enough to carry Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody's message from the Beltway. Dunwoody said she felt compelled to make her first trip from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Fort Lewis last week to say thank-you first-hand to her subordinates and logistics associates for their efforts and dedication.

  • CYSS now offers all services under one roof - Family Covenant

    Apr 10, 2009

    The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony April 6 for the new Child, Youth and School Services offices, which are now housed in the Army Community Service building on Fort Sam Houston.

  • Fort Lewis parents get questions answered at Parent University

    Apr 10, 2009

    It takes three years for most Soldiers to recover from the trauma of their experiences in Iraq. That's one thing Fort Lewis couples learned from keynote speaker Dr. Michael A. Colson during the 12th annual Parent University April 4 at Evergreen Elementary School.

  • Commentary: Here's to those senior NCOs - best of the best

    Apr 10, 2009

    There isn't a single Soldier in the Army, officer or enlisted, who hasn't been profoundly affected by a senior NCO. Whether it was a tough platoon sergeant who guided a young lieutenant through the pitfalls of leadership, a master sergeant who served as mentor and example for a staff section, or a command sergeant major who served as trusted friend and adviser to a senior commander, everyone in the Army can point back at a senior NCO who played a central role in success.

  • FSH kicks off Military Child, Child Abuse Month - Month of the Military Child, Child Abuse Month and

    Apr 10, 2009

    With April being the Month of the Military Child, as well as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the covenant was exemplified at Fort Sam Houston April 3 with a calendar full of fun-filled events for children, Families, Soldiers and friends.

  • Cole student designs Army South Fiesta Medal - The Month of the Military Child

    Apr 10, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Keith Huber, commander of U. S. Army South, presented certificates of achievement to 15 Robert G. Cole High School students for their participation in designing an Army South fiesta medal March 31.

  • AMEDDC&S NCOs honor WWII heroes

    Apr 10, 2009

    Four Soldiers from B company, 264th Medical Battalion Soldiers, Sgts.1st Class William Gearhart, Ricardo Gutierrez and Staff Sgts. Eric Shepard and Robert Lemy, from U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School that got together March 28 and headed to White Sands, N.M. Their goal was to experience the most grueling and memorable marathon in the world, the Bataan Memorial Death March. This special Sunday at the end of March tells their story.

  • Occupational Therapists help Soldiers maintain healthy lifestyles

    Apr 10, 2009

    Army occupational therapists originated in 1917 during World War I and were known as reconstruction aides. Today, with more complex responsibilities, they continue to focus on helping patients of all ages with limited abilities to complete daily functions and tasks.

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers back at home

    Apr 10, 2009

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY - Noncommissioned Officers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), lead the way through a variety of training events and award ceremonies since redeploying late last year. 101st CAB returned to Fort Campbell in December 2008, after a 12-month tour in Afghanistan.

  • Fort Leavenworth Soldiers train hard to earn German badge

    Apr 10, 2009

    A week of testing for the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency concluded with an awards ceremony April 3 in the Lewis and Clark Center's Marshall Hall. About 95 Soldiers began the competition, and 54 badges were awarded at the gold level, four silvers and one bronze.

  • Fort Leavenworth MEDDACAca,!E+NCO overcomes issues to become leader

    Apr 10, 2009

    Sgt. Melinda Griffin served an Army at war for five years, preserved her marriage through deployment and became a rising star among noncommissioned officers - all by the age of 24.

  • Gillem activities equal eggcellent afternoon

    Apr 10, 2009

    Children from The Learning Center run to gather eggs in the playground behind the Fort Gillem Post Chapel April 3 during an Easter egg hunt sponsored by the 52nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EOD). The 52nd EOD has a mentorship program with the daycare center.

  • Garrison Intern Gives Back to Nature

    Apr 10, 2009

    Greg Hicks spent his childhood in love with the Alabama outdoors. Now working as a forester with the Garrison Intern Program, he is helping preserve the beauty and resources of the state he grew up in. "I was always in the woods," he said. "That's where I grew up. I love my job in forestry." Hicks graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor's in forestry in 2004. Although he is an Alabama Crimson Tide fan, he said that attending a rival university wasn't as bad as one might think.

  • Noncommissioned Officer Won't Let Words Stop Him

    Apr 10, 2009

    Overcoming obstacles is a major part of growth in the Army. Triumphing over fear and hindrance helps develop a Soldier's desire to strive toward greatness. Sometimes you have to battle everyday to excel in your career. Such is the case with Staff Sgt. David Miron of the NCO Academy who battles a stammer when he speaks. It's something he has been dealing with since childhood and something he refuses to let stop him from achieving his goal in the Army and in life. "I think when I was about 4 or 5 is when I started seeing a speech therapist, and continued seeing the therapist for most of grade school," said Miron, looking back to when he first noticed his stammer.

  • Army releases March suicide data

    Apr 10, 2009

    The Army released suicide data for March April 10, reporting 13 potential suicides during the month. All 13 cases are currently under investigation to confirm the cause of death.

  • 3rd MDSC NCOs read at Church Street Elementary

    Apr 10, 2009

    As one of their Year of the NCO projects, several NCOs from the 3rd Medical De-ployment Sup-port Command volunteered to support the Read Across America program by reading to Church Street Elementary School students at the school in Riverdale March 27

  • Guard officer hopes to make a difference in Africa

    Apr 10, 2009

    For U.S. Africa Command's new deputy director of operations and logistics, the words "I can't do it" won't cut it.

  • Apr. 8, 2009- SHARP Summit SHARP Summit

    Apr 10, 2009

  • Mar. 24, 2009- Army Women's Foundation Luncheon

    Apr 10, 2009

  • Mar. 19, 2009- Fort Myer NCO Induction

    Apr 10, 2009

  • Fire safety campaign focuses on awareness, inspections

    Apr 10, 2009

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

  • Army Releases March Suicide Data

    Apr 10, 2009

    Army Releases March Suicide Data

  • Sergeant major retires after serving 30 years

    Apr 10, 2009

    In 1979, the movie Rocky II had just been released. It was the same year Sgt. Maj. Arthur Adkins, U.S. Army Central, G-6 sergeant major of the Operational Command Post, visited a recruiter in Laurel, Miss., and made the decision to join the Army.

  • RFI equips 200,000 deploying troops

    Apr 10, 2009

    Col. Patricia Ryan expected an uphill climb last spring when, as a lieutenant colonel, she volunteered to deploy to Kuwait to oversee the Rapid Fielding Initiative's staging and fielding facility operations in Kuwait and Afghanistan.

  • Fort McCoy Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Woodshop activities

    Apr 10, 2009

    Photos of activities at Fort McCoy's newly remodeled Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Woodshop

  • Fort McCoy's economic impact exceeds $1 billion

    Apr 10, 2009

    The total economic impact of Fort McCoy, Wis., for fiscal year (FY) 2008 was an estimated $1.127 billion, up from an estimated $863.1 million for FY 2007.

  • Record Turnout for FMWR Library's Open House

    Apr 10, 2009

    The international flavor of this year's Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation Library Open House was a big hit March 31. Active duty, civilians and contractors began pouring into the facility shortly before 10 a.m. to get their free copies of "The Thief and the Dogs" by Egyptian Nobel Laureate Naguid Mahfouz. The novel is the featured work for the 2009 Big Read in Madison County. "I'm impressed how enthusiastic our community is to embrace a writer from such a different culture," Post Library director Gail Alden said.

  • Fort McCoy schedules special Year of the NCO event, speaker

    Apr 10, 2009

    Fort McCoy will host a special Year of The NCO Event from noon-1 p.m. Friday, May 8. This event will recognize the leadership, professionalism, commitment, courage and dedication of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps, according to the Garrison Command Sergeant Major Command Sgt. Maj. M. Kevin Dubois.

  • Georgia DOE members receive Army commendation

    Apr 10, 2009

    State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox was awarded the U.S. Army's Freedom Team Salute commendation April 2 at the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) for supporting members of the military and their Families.

  • Fort McCoy Armed Forces Day Open House set for May 16

    Apr 10, 2009

    Fort McCoy will host its annual Armed Forces Day Open House Saturday, May 16. This year's open house will feature a mix of time-tested favorites and new activities. Fort McCoy is marking an important milestone in 2009 - its 100th anniversary. According to Fort McCoy Public Affairs Officer Linda Fournier, the installation has contributed to the defense preparedness of the nation throughout its "Century of Service to America."

  • School Age Services has New Center for Growth

    Apr 10, 2009

    There's nothing like sitting around a table eating pizza and drinking punch with your buds. And that's exactly what six young boys were doing Friday during a reception following the grand opening and dedication of the Myra M. Garriott School Age Services Center. As they sat in the atrium of the new multi-functional, 22,602-square-foot building, the boys talked about their old SAS facility and the new center. All around them were the physical signs of the Army's commitment to children - a gift that includes four activity rooms, an arts and crafts room, a computer lab and homework center, two youth education rooms, a youth demo kitchen and a gym. "It's better than the old building," said 8-year-old Joseph Gordon.

  • U.S. Army Central co-hosts International Air and Missile Defense Symposium

    Apr 10, 2009

    U.S. Army Central and the Bahraini defense force co-hosted the second International Air and Missile Defense Symposium in Manama, Bahrain March 22 through 26.

  • Aviation Rockets Teams Work to Boost Efficiency

    Apr 10, 2009

    The PM JAMS Aviation Rockets Product Office, managed by Lt. Col. Derek Long, officially implemented a Lean Initiative through the signing March 11 of integrated product team charters. This initiative resulted from the PEO Missiles and Space green belt certification project of Gina Gastler, the Aviation Rockets All-Up-Round IPT lead.

  • Count the ways (22) you can conserve in honor of Earth Day

    Apr 10, 2009

    In honor of Earth Day - April 22 - here are some small changes you can make that could ultimately have a big impact on the environment.

  • Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve speaks to Fort McCoy NCO Academy Warrior Leader Course

    Apr 10, 2009

    The Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve was the guest speaker at the Fort McCoy NCO Academy Warrior Leader Course graduation March 20.

  • Saluting our Military Children

    Apr 10, 2009

    With April comes spring -- and the Army's Month of the Military Child. This year's month-long awareness of military-connected children kicked off April 1 with a ribbon cutting at the Child Development Center, followed by a parade and an impromptu dance festival for all the children and their teachers. "For the last 23 years, the month of April has been used to provide us an opportunity to pay tribute to our nation's youngest heroes," said Kara Pleasant, president of Redstone Arsenal's Parent Advisory Council, who spoke at the kickoff ceremony. "This is our time to recognize the unique challenges and struggles they face as well as acknowledge their contributions and unconditional support of our troops."

  • E-security machine comes to Fort Gillem MEPS

    Apr 10, 2009

    One of the first experiences people have with the military is "hurry up and wait." Thanks to a new device being implemented at Military Entrance Processing Stations, that wait time isn't nearly as long. The e-Security system is a biometric-based system that is replacing ink and paper signatures with a fingerprint, said Capt. Richard Laca, operations officer for the U.S. Atlanta MEPS at Fort Gillem.

  • In a safer Iraq, Daggers keep guard up

    Apr 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Rocky Marciano, a World War II veteran became a legendary boxer with an impressive record of 49 victories and zero losses because of his training.

  • Obama's speech resonates with Troops

    Apr 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - After an unannounced visit from President Barack Obama April 7, his first visit to Iraq since his inauguration, Soldiers in attendance at al-Faw Palace on Victory Base Complex recall what was said and are renewed with motivation to continue to put the Iraqi people back in charge of their country.

  • Coalition forces' word builds solid foundation at local school

    Apr 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Coalition forces, school officials and students took part in a ceremony April 5, at Michal al-Hurria, a small school in Abu Ghraib, to honor the hard work of Coalition forces who were instrumental in renovating the school.

  • Joint Munitions Command moves critical Cartridge Case Mission to Rock Island Arsenal

    Apr 10, 2009

    On April 9, the Joint Munitions Command broke ground on a $19 million project at Building 299 on Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Ill. The ceremony marked the first step toward bringing a new industrial mission from Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant in Riverbank, Calif., to the Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Ill. Dignitaries who spoke at the ceremony included Congressman Phil Hare from Illinois' 17th District and Brig. Gen. Larry Wyche from JMC.

  • Logisticians pursue citizenship while serving in Iraq

    Apr 10, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Pfc. Elmer Alfonso Alvarado Salinas, of Takoma Park, Md., was one of 251 Soldiers representing 65 countries, sworn-in as American citizens at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, March 3.

  • Chaplaincy Main Links

    Apr 10, 2009

  • Year of the NCO: 'I am the Engine'

    Apr 10, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim basketball point guard Sgt. Charles Clark led his team to the 2008 and 2009 Installation Management Command-Europe men's basketball championships.

  • 'Bravo' maintenance supports combat operations

    Apr 10, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Bravo company, 181st Brigade Support Battalion, maintenance section Soldiers work hard to maintain their company vehicles. With more than 40 mission capable vehicles, they work with operators to perform annual services and everyday maintenance, while working long hours to ensure their equipment is mission capable.

  • CH (MG) Douglas L. Carver

    Apr 10, 2009

  • Bamberg celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Apr 10, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Parents and children of the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg military community joined service support organizations on the installation April 4 to recognize the Month of the Military Child.

  • JSC-A leaders visit Afghanistan camp, review preparations for buildup

    Apr 10, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Daniel I. Schultz, Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan commanding general, along with British Air Commodore Les O'Dea, commander of U.K. Joint Force Support, toured the camps to view plans and construction sites. Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan (JSC-A), presently led by the 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, plays an integral role in the planned troop build-up because it controls all personnel and supply movement into and throughout the war-torn South-Asia nation.

  • U.S. forces continue to transfer responsibilities to Iraqis

    Apr 10, 2009

    American forces in Iraq continue to transfer more responsibilities to the Iraqi government and their security forces as part of the security agreement that went into effect on Jan. 1, a Multinational Force Iraq general said Wednesday.

  • Obama announces joint virtual lifetime electronic record

    Apr 10, 2009

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama announced plans Thursday to create a joint virtual lifetime electronic record that will improve care and services to transitioning veterans by smoothing the flow of medical records between the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments.

  • Month of the Military Child: Teens have impact on future Army policies

    Apr 10, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - The Army is a machine made up of many parts run by the highest officials in Washington. Funding a program takes an act of Congress; deploying Soldiers, an act of the President. But at the USAG Benelux, a 13-year-old boy is influencing decision makers on issues that could impact the Department of Defense.

  • 'Second lady' attends Fort Bragg homecoming, highlights military families

    Apr 10, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, attended the welcome home ceremony for the 18th Airborne Corps Wednesday at Fort Bragg, N.C. She has made issues concerning military families one of her top priorities.

  • Army Reserve sustainment soldiers don combat patch

    Apr 10, 2009

    The 143d ESC recently assumed responsibility for sustainment operations in Afghanistan after assuming the lead role in Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan.

  • 8 Airmen assist and advise 11 fuel farms in Iraq

    Apr 10, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)'s Air Force Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants Detachment here provides assistance and advice to the Army's command and conducts staff assistance visits to support operations at fuel sites across Iraq.

  • 3d ESC chaplains renew at Jacob's well

    Apr 10, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Chaplains from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) gathered together for Jacob's Well, an event for fellowship, training and spiritual fitness, here March 24 - 25.

  • Soldiers and Civilians clock fast times in Warrior Country Duathlon

    Apr 10, 2009

    CAMP HOVEY - Soldiers, Civilians and Family members gathered in front of the Hovey Physical Fitness Center April 4 to participate and witness the annual Warrior Country Duathlon Championship, which has been held in Warrior Country since 1990. The all-time record for the event, which included a 5 kilometer run, followed by a 30 kilometer bike race, and a final 5 kilometer run, was broken by 5 minutes for both the Men's senior and Men's open categories. It has been standing at 1:30 since the first championship in 1990.

  • "Looniversity" kids make blankets to send to Afghanistan

    Apr 10, 2009

    Kids made blankets to send to Afghanistan.

  • Everyday Heroes--"Looniversity" kids make blankets to send to Afghanistan

    Apr 10, 2009

    Kids made blankets to send to Afghanistan.

  • Camp Casey and Kolsandong celebrate Arbor Day

    Apr 10, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Members of the chain of command from USAG-Casey assisted residents of Kolsandong Village in planting an apricot tree in observance of Arbor Day at Kolsandong Village, April 2. The event was to display the friendship and support from Soldiers and community members on USAG-Casey and to continue to build that relationship with neighboring locals.

  • BOSS distributes care packages for Soldiers sent by corporations in the U.S.

    Apr 10, 2009

    Pfc. Jose Espinoza, 55th Military Police, looks through some of the magazines donated by Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers for the Soldiers in Warrior Country at the USAG-RC Community Activities Center, March 27. "The purpose of the event was to give Soldiers basic toiletry items and entertainment items from the companies in the States that make care packages for the Soldiers deployed," said Sgt. James Soto, military liaison. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jamal Walker

  • Director of CHRA visits Red Cloud

    Apr 10, 2009

    Barbara Panther, Director of the Civilian Human Resources Agency, (left) talks to Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, USAG-RC garrison commander, (right) about recruiting environment. She suggests publishing a story about working in Korea, stressing it was key to attracting people in Iraq despite the threat of war. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kim, Tae Hoon

  • NCOs over Civilians in bowling tournament

    Apr 10, 2009

    Richard Davis, USAG-RC deputy commander, leads off the bowling tournament between 20 Noncommissioned Officers and 20 Civilians March 26 at USAG-Red Cloud lanes.

  • Learning cycle safety

    Apr 9, 2009

    Soldiers and Civilian employees from U.S. Army Central (ARCENT) listen as Ronald Taylor, a technician with Harley-Davidson of Clayton County, instructs them on the proper way to conduct on their motorcycles outside the Fort McPherson Post Theater Tuesday. The presentation was part of ARCENT's Motorcycle Safety training in which participants learned about road safety, proper clothing and riding gear and how to conduct PMCS.

  • April set aside as Celebrate Diversity Month

    Apr 9, 2009

    April is Celebrate Diversity Month, and in that spirit I encourage each of you to work to gain a greater appreciation of the diversity of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences of those around you, as well as the many similarities that unite us all as Soldiers, Families and Americans.

  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center selects NCO of the Year

    Apr 9, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Steven Mock, a California native assigned to Company A, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas, earned several awards over his five-year military career, and being named the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for both CRDAMC and Great Plains Regional Medical Command in San Antonio, Texas, was another stepping stone in his path from green to gold.

  • Full-spectrum capability key for III Corps

    Apr 9, 2009

    The commanding general of III Corps said that it was essential for Soldiers to be trained and ready to operate not only in counterinsurgency operations, but also in high-intensity combat operations.

  • McPherson, Gillem Spring Fest 2009 provides Easter memories

    Apr 9, 2009

  • Guard program helps countries gain NATO membership

    Apr 9, 2009

    A National Guard program has contributed to the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which grew by two more countries April 1.

  • Army Ten-Miler sells out in record six days

    Apr 9, 2009

    The 25th Army Ten-Miler sold out in a record six days, shattering the 21-day record sell-out established last year.

  • Fort Campbell Fire Department beats 14 others, nabs IMCOM title

    Apr 9, 2009

    For the first time, the Fort Campbell Fire Department can call itself the southeast's finest. The fire department beat out 14 other installations in Installation Management Command-Southeast for "Large Fire Department of Year."

  • Fort Campbell RESET program keeps Brigades rolling

    Apr 9, 2009

    Rapid turnaround of large equipment as well as weapons is part of the high level service that earned Fort Campbell equipment RESET a reputation for being among the very best in the Army.

  • Combat Aviation Brigade focuses on motorcycle safety

    Apr 9, 2009

    Riders in the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade took time to refresh themselves on motorcycle safety during motorcycle safety training, March 27 and April 3, at Hunter Army Airfield.

  • 33 Soldiers Earn U.S. Citizenship

    Apr 9, 2009

    33 Soliders became U.S. citizens at Fort Stewart, Ga., April 4.

  • 'Strike' NCOs, Soldiers vie for top honors

    Apr 9, 2009

    Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gathered to vie for top honors as the Strike Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Quarter April 3.

  • Spartan Training Boosts Soldier Confidence, Leadership

    Apr 9, 2009

    In order for a Soldier to be ready for combat, he or she must not only be physically able to do the job, the Soldier must also be mentally prepared. Spartan Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division stepped up their training schedule within the last month in preparation for their upcoming deployment. Intense schedules in firing and qualifying on weapons, combat ground fighting skills, road marching, and land navigation serve as a few of the heightened training 2nd BCT has undergone in order to prepare both mentally and physically for another deployment.

  • Harlem Ambassadors entertain fans, send message of living drug-free

    Apr 9, 2009

  • Sacramento District shares funds for flood protection study

    Apr 9, 2009

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District Engineer Col. Tom Chapman and West Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency Board President William E. Denton sign a cost-sharing agreement Tuesday for a feasibility study into improving the flood protection capacity of 23 miles of West Sacramento levees.

  • Soldiers on Profile Aim to Heal, Return to Duty

    Apr 9, 2009

    3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team Soldiers on profile work to gain back health, strength, and return to regular duty.

  • Florida School Dedicated In Honor of SFC Paul R. Smith

    Apr 9, 2009

    A middle school in Tampa, Fla., is dedicated in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith. Smith was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 2005 for his actions during the fight to secure the Baghdad International Airport on April 4, 2003. Smith was a member of Company B, 11th Engineer Battalion, 3 ID.

  • Military Children Parade Through Stewart

    Apr 9, 2009

    Parents and Families gathered at the Fort Stewart Child Development Center, April 1, to kick off "Month of the Military Child" with a parade and other festivities.

  • Hunter Celebrates Military Children

    Apr 9, 2009

    350 participants walked in the Month of the Military Child kickoff parade around the parking area of Hunter Army Airfield's Child Development Center, April 1.

  • American Widow Project: widows helping widows

    Apr 9, 2009

    Taryn Davis was 23 when her husband, Spc. Michael Davis, was killed May 21, 2007 in Iraq. Following his death, she traveled the country and heard stories from other young widows. Their experiences led to the development of a non-profit organization, a documentary film, a Web site and a sisterhood.

  • Fort Hood Recycling Center not a trashy enterprise; thousands of dollars returned

    Apr 9, 2009

    For many, an empty plastic bottle, beverage can or used cardboard is simply discarded as trash. Not so for the Soldiers of 289th Quartermaster Company - or for those who work at Fort Hood's Recycling Center. For them, garbage is money. The quartermasters were recently named the winners of the Commanding General's Recycling Challenge, sponsored by the center. The unit won by collecting cardboard. The unit that collects the most paper April-June will win the next cash award. Units can compete to win up to $1,500 per quarter for collecting and delivering materials directly to the center - materials that most people hardly give a second thought to after they toss it into a waste bin.

  • U.S. Army Medical Command "Best Warrior" competition determines NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Apr 9, 2009

    One noncommissioned officer and one Soldier, both with less than five years of Army service between them, were named the 2009 U.S. Army Medical Command NCO and Soldier of the Year" Best Warrior" competition winners after a grueling five-day competition held at Madigan Army Medical Center and Fort Lewis, Wash.

  • 277th Engineers improve Liberty, Victory access road

    Apr 9, 2009

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - The 277th Engineer Company is resurfacing the Western Bypass Road on the west side of the al-Faw Palace connecting Camp Liberty and Camp Victory. Soldiers are conducting roadwork to keep the Western Bypass Road serviceable so it can continue to relieve congestion from smaller roads traveling through Camp Liberty and Camp Victory.

  • "Enforcers" add new tool to their arsenal

    Apr 9, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Military police have many tools at their disposal to assist them in accomplishing their mission. The MPs or "Enforcers" of 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, just added to their arsenal a military working dog April 8 at Joint Security Station War Eagle. The dog and its handler will stay with the Enforcers for a few days to aid the mission then move on to another unit that requests their assistance.

  • Wounded Warrior care attracts high visibility

    Apr 9, 2009

    Wounded warrior care attracts high visibility from top military leaders tasked to evaluate the current state of medical care.

  • New senator pays visit to Fort Drum

    Apr 9, 2009

  • Wounded Warrior finds exceptional medical care

    Apr 9, 2009

    Wounded warrior finds exceptional medical care when he says he expected much worse.

  • Soldier donates life saving kidney

    Apr 9, 2009

    A Fort Gordon Soldier is scheduled to donate a kidney to a fellow Soldier at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Boo Weekley visits Soldiers before Masters Tournament

    Apr 9, 2009

    Boo Weekley visits with service members before the Masters Golf Tournament and offers a clinic.

  • Belvoir volunteers clean up shoreline

    Apr 9, 2009

    In an effort to have the Potomac River trash- free by 2013, volunA,A!teers from throughout the Fort Belvoir community participated in the 21st annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup Saturday morning.

  • Belvoir rings in Month of the Military Child

    Apr 9, 2009

    Not only is April the Month of the Military Child, it's also Child Abuse Prevention Month - two designations every military installation makes note of this time of year.

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