Archive: May 2009

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  • Intern's fresh perspective aids Crane Army environmentally

    May 12, 2009

    With a fresh perspective and a desire to improve conditions for those who support the Warfighter, Crane Army Ammunition Activity Intern Fred Robinson provided key recommendations that will help the activity reduce waste, improve the environment and save money.

  • Army budget considers Soldiers, families, training

    May 12, 2009

    For fiscal year 2010, the Army has requested in its base budget $142 billion dollars for a range of expenditures that include a focus on taking care of Soldiers and their families.

  • The United States Army Field Band Features Local Young Artist

    May 12, 2009

    As a part of The United States Army Field Band's Educational Outreach program, the Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus present a concert featuring Chan Kim, 2009 winner of TUSAFB's Young Artist Competition.

  • Doctor confronts maternal mortality in Afghanistan

    May 12, 2009

    The young Dari interpreter standing by the desk translates the words of the American doctor to the young woman, as she sits quietly. An examining table stands against one yellow wall in the small room. Various tools and medical equipment are positioned around the room.

  • Gates recommends McChrystal for top spot in Afghanistan

    May 12, 2009

    WASHINGTON - Citing the need for new thinking and new ideas in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has recommended President Barack Obama nominate Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the new commander of NATO and U.S. forces there.

  • BOSS program leaders in Europe attend training session

    May 12, 2009

    SCHWETZIGNEN, Germany - More than 50 members from Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers programs in Europe attended training sessions here meant to enhance BOSS activities throughout the region.

  • Iron medics test their skills during EFMB

    May 12, 2009

  • Warren East CDC ribbon-cutting wraps up Month of Military Child celebrations

    May 11, 2009

    The opening of a new child development center April 30, capped a string of events on Fort Riley to celebrate April as the Month of the Military Child.

  • Soldiers get workout while supporting elementary school's review program

    May 11, 2009

  • Fort Riley seven-year-old makes life-saving 911 call

    May 11, 2009

    Something didn't feel right when Samantha Chavez was trying to go to sleep. It didn't take her long to realize that was something wrong with her grandmother, who was lying next to her.

  • 2009 Best Ranger Competition: Day 3

    May 11, 2009

    Video coverage of Day 3 of the 2009 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga. Produced by Fort Benning Public Affairs.

  • 4th Ranger Training Battalion Soldiers win 2009 Best Ranger Competition

    May 11, 2009

    A team from Fort Benning's 4th Ranger Training Battalion, Ranger Training Brigade, has won the 26th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • West Point Historic Weapons Shoot

    May 11, 2009

    Photos of West Point Cadets at a Historic Weapons Shoot on May 2. The cadets learn about, and fire, different weapons used by American Soldiers and the enemies they fought.

  • The 19th Century Establishment of Post Libraries

    May 11, 2009

    "I have lost all sense of home, having moved about so much. It means to me now -- only that place where the books are kept." - John Steinbeck

  • MacArthur awards go to company leaders reflecting duty, honor, country

    May 11, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. presented 28 Soldiers with the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award at a Pentagon ceremony Friday.

  • The United States Army Security Assistance Command

    May 11, 2009

  • Steel Knight Soldiers presence discourages enemy in Mutanabi neighborhood

    May 11, 2009

  • Battle of Attu

    May 11, 2009

    US triumphs over great odds to remove invaders from American soil.

  • Spouses appreciated at USASMDC/ARSTRAT ceremony

    May 11, 2009

    Nguyet Borja and Kathy Campbell make the first cut in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day in a ceremony that was simultaneously celebrated via video teleconferencing with U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command spouses in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands. Borja is the spouse of Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph C. Borja, USASMDC/ARSTRAT. Campbell is the spouse of Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, USASMDC/ARSTRAT commanding general.

  • Fort McCoy Youth program recognized for health, fitness efforts

    May 11, 2009

    With 16 percent of young people in the United States considered overweight, the Fort McCoy Boys & Girls Club encourages community youth to live a healthy lifestyle by conducting physical fitness activities. Through its efforts, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Staples Foundation for Learning, Inc., are honoring the Fort McCoy Teen Torch Club for its program excellence in health and fitness. The club received third-place honors in this category, which carries a $500 cash prize.

  • 'Save a Life Tour' aims to prevent drinking, driving

    May 11, 2009

    Students, cadets and members of the Fort McCoy community learned, reviewed and experienced how drinking and driving don't mix during a "Save a Life Tour" event at Fort McCoy.

  • Fort McCoy wins $200,000 in ACOE competition

    May 11, 2009

  • Rebuilding Community Relations One Band at a Time

    May 11, 2009

    It may be hard to measure the impact the 42-Soldier Army Materiel Command Band had in the New York Capital District area as they performed two concerts on 7 and 8 May, but many might say the effect was powerful. Nine months ago, when the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal's leadership began to reenergize its community relations program, it turned to its higher headquarters, the Army Materiel Command at Fort Belvoir, Va., for help. And, boy did AMC deliver, said John Snyder, public affairs officer for the Arsenal.

  • Newman jumps to 8th in points after 4th-place finish in Darlington

    May 11, 2009

    Ryan Newman, driving the No. 39 U.S. Army/Haas Automation Chevrolet, continued his fast pace with a fourth-place finish in Saturday night's Southern 500 Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway.

  • Benelux Supports Earth Day

    May 11, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Earth Day has come a long way since its U.S. foundation in 1970 by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson. At that time, environmentalism and environmental awareness were in their nascent stages. That attitude has significantly changed in the intervening decades, and environmentalism is now definitely considered mainstream in all aspects of U.S. society, whether as something to be taught and fostered in public schools, or as an integral part of an Army garrison's daily business.

  • American, German high school students share mutual interest

    May 11, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The Big Read is a National Endowment of the Arts program meant to encourage and invigorate the reading of American literature. American and international citizens are encouraged to participate. This year the NEA advertised a list of suggested reads on their website including 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 'The Age of Innocence' and 'The Joy Luck Club' by Amy Tan.

  • Paratroopers compete to be the best in the NCO of the Year competition

    May 11, 2009

    NCOs and Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division competed the week of MAY 4 -8 to be the Division's NCO & Trooper of the Year

  • NCO survives attack, fights to continue his Army service

    May 11, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - His decorations include the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the combat action badge and an assortment of "lesser" awards. Yet, Sgt. 1st Class Frank Sanders, a maintenance manager with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's support operations division, is looking for something more.

  • 21st NCO epitomizes what being an NCO is all about

    May 11, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Sgt. Terry Orazi is following the family tradition - sort of.

  • SHAPE Students Ready for Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

    May 11, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Months of hard work are paying off for 18 SHAPE students in grades four through eight. Three local teams will attend the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at the end of May after each placing first in their respective divisions at the Odyssey of the Mind European Championships.

  • Transportation first sergeant awarded St. Christopher medallion

    May 11, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-West, Iraq - First Sgt. Keith Edwards from the 51st Transportation Company, 30th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, was awarded the Honorable Order of Saint Christopher medallion in front of his transportation company's headquarters here April 27.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers Hand Over Al Asad Sustainment Mission

    May 11, 2009

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - Fort Drum Soldiers encased their colors and handed over their mission to a South Carolina Army National Guard unit during a transfer of authority ceremony here May 3.

  • Army fields new MRAP rollover trainers

    May 11, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - The U.S. military is fielding a new vehicle rollover simulator to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna- Transmitters Branch

    May 11, 2009

    The Transmitters Branch's 29 employees overhaul the single and dual radar transmitters from the AN/MST-T1A Multiple Threat Emitter System (MUTES) and AN/MST-T1(v) mini-MUTES. Due to the age of these systems, the transmitters require extensive mechanical and electrical repairs in addition to comprehensive testing. Branch personnel use various test equipment to test, align and troubleshoot the electronic assemblies within each transmitter assembly. The branch is part of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Directorate. The transmitters on an AN/MST-T1A (MUTES) are capable of simulating missile and gun radars used by every nation in the world. The mini-MUTES contain several of the same transmitters as their larger counterpart. In a training environment, transmitters provide electronic signatures of threats against aircraft. Threats include surface to air missiles (SAM), anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) and electronic warfare. Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication of a wide variety of electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces.

  • Soldiers shoot hoops for prize money

    May 11, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Soldiers crowded outside the Gateway Club the evening of April 23 to practice their jump shot in preparation for the Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation hosted Freedom Shot Basketball Competition. The competition was held in observance of the Prostitution and Human Trafficking Abatement weekend. Soldiers who won the competition were awarded $1,000 for their unit funds.

  • Soldiers earn money in trivia challenge

    May 11, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - In observance of prostitution and human trafficking abatement weekend, Warrior Country Soldiers participated in a trivia game held in Casey's Gateway Club, April 25. Teams placing first, second, and third in the event were awarded $500, $300 and $150 for their unit funds.

  • Civilian bowls perfect game at Casey Lanes

    May 11, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Perfect is the only word to describe how Miha Lee performed on April 16 in Casey Lanes because she bowled a perfect 300. Lee was the second in Warrior Country history to bowl a 300 game behind Gerald Keener, Casey Lanes manager, and the first female to ever bowl 300.

  • Garrison Soldiers attend stand-down training

    May 11, 2009

    Sgt. Nam, Kwanghyunk, USAG-RC HHC Senior KATUSA, (right) explains backgrounds of Korean culture and specifics of different cultural manners such as communication, social gathering and funerals. This was one of 10 topics which were covered in 'Stand Down for Standards' on April 25th.

  • Soldiers try 'mocktails' during National Alcohol Awareness Month

    May 11, 2009

    Army Substance Abuse Program, Prevention and Employee Assistance Program Coordinator, Gloria Prince, (right) serves 'mocktails,' nonalcoholic cocktails, to Marilyn Pierce, Staff Sgt. Richard Pierce and Barbara Galloway from Camp Kwangsari during National Alcohol Awareness Month April 23, at USAG-Red Cloud Mitchell's Club. "Every year, millions of Americans - one in every 13 adults - suffer from alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence," Prince said. "Millions more drink at times or in ways that can place themselves or others at risk." Campaign booths also were displayed April 22 at USAG-Casey and April 24 at Camp Stanley.

  • NCO 'D.A.R.E.s' local kids away from drugs

    May 11, 2009

    What surprised Sgt. Ricky Torrez, the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer, the most during his first year teaching the D.A.R.E. program was just how much more fifth graders of today know about drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

  • Garrison command meets with KSTA

    May 11, 2009

    BOSANDONG South Korea - Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, USAG-RC commander, Lt. Col. Donald Meisler, USAG-Casey commander, Richard Davis, USAG-RC deputy commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Nidal Saeed, USAG-Casey Command Sgt. Maj., met with members of the Korea Special Tourist Association for their quarterly meeting at the Samaul Gumgo building in Bosandong entertainment district in Dongducheon April 23.

  • Twenty-four teams take to the water in Day 3 of the Best Ranger Competition

    May 10, 2009

    Only 24 of the 49 teams that started the 26th annual Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition Friday remained in the running Sunday when the helocast and swim portion began on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Commander's Corner: Army Communities of Excellence

    May 10, 2009

    The 2009 Army Communities of Excellence winners have been presented by the Senior Army leadership, and on behalf of everyone in the Yongsan community, I would like to congratulate our fellow Korea Region communities, USAG-Humphreys and USAG-Daegu, for attaining "Bronze" status in this year's competition!

  • 2009 Best Ranger Competition: Day 2

    May 10, 2009

    Day 2 video coverage of the 2009 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Highlander Brigade Soldiers fire weapons, roll-over in HEAT

    May 10, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division conducted U.S. Army Central Command directed training in Kuwait to prepare for their onward movement to Iraq.

  • Gen. Dempsey Small Wars Journal Blog

    May 9, 2009

  • After day 1, 26 teams in running for Best Ranger

    May 9, 2009

    Twenty-six of 49 teams remain as the 2009 Best Ranger Competition heads into day two. Following a night of road marching, night stakes and combat training tasks overflowing into the late morning today, SFC Blake Simms and SFC Chad Stackpole, of 4th Ranger Training Brigade, were leading the pack with 1197 points.

  • Dagger senior leadership conducts VTC with Kansas cadets

    May 9, 2009

  • Rough Riders all smiles in Southern Iraq

    May 9, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Capt. Daniel Roberts is the man that relieves Long Knife Brigade Soldiers of horrible pain.

  • 'Independence' IRR Soldiers answer call

    May 9, 2009

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" After spending a year in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division from 2003 to 2004, Specialists Wayne Mason and Ronnie Whitehurst finished up their time on active duty as infantrymen and transitioned to the Individual Ready Reserve and civilian life.

  • Caches sweep uncovers new leads, trust

    May 9, 2009

    BAGHDAD - A concerned local citizen tips a community leader in the rural village of Hay al-Skri in northern Baghdad. There might be a weapons cache buried on a farm.

  • Relief in place begins between Iron Brigade and Old Hickory

    May 9, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The end is almost here for the Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, and now, after 14 months in theater, Iron Brigade troops are receiving their replacements from the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the North Carolina Army National Guard.

  • 'Paxton Rangers' refurbish Abu Ghraib Fire Station

    May 9, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The Baghdad district of Abu Ghraib continues to improve in civil capacity with the help of the local government and Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers.

  • Soldiers hit home run with partnership

    May 9, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Some of the Iraqi youths in northwest Baghdad's Karkh district set aside their soccer balls and experienced "America's Pastime" May 7.

  • Carrying on a family tradition

    May 9, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - In the MacDonald family, the military life has been handed down from generation to generation, with an overwhelming sense of pride and patriotism.

  • Teamwork sets Air Cav. on right foot for deployment

    May 9, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - The Soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, are not a unit - they're a team.

  • Aviators master dust landings before heading to Iraq

    May 9, 2009

    CAMP BEUHRING, Kuwait - With limited time for build-up and training in Kuwait air crews fly right into dust qualifications before heading to Iraq.

  • Iron Brigade troops look back on deployment

    May 9, 2009

    'The surge' of five additional brigades into Iraq was announced in January 2007, with an additional requirement of increasing the length of deployments from 12 to 15 months. Since then, Coalition forces, Iraqi Security forces, and local citizens have seen the beneficial after-effects of the surge, with many areas of Iraq now rebuilding and communities becoming safe to live and work in once again.

  • IA trains by the numbers

    May 9, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The sounds of hammers, power drills and welding torches used by the Iraqi and American logisticians at Camp White Horse near the operating base here in southern Iraq, could be heard from miles away.

  • Coalition Forces to Return Portion of Highway to Iraqis

    May 9, 2009

    CONVOY SUPPORT CENTER SCANIA, Iraq - Coalition forces will return part of Main Supply Route Tampa here to the Iraqi government this summer.

  • Sustainer and Son Team Up for Boston Marathon in Iraq and Boston

    May 9, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Sgt. First Class Chris Baker, 287th Sustainment Brigade postal noncommissioned officer in charge, native of Quincy, Mass., placed fourth overall with a time of 3 hours, 24 minutes, 40 seconds in the Boston Athletic Association sanctioned "Boston Marathon in Iraq" here April 18.

  • Major component of Water Bottling Plant delivered to Adder

    May 9, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The completion of a water bottling plant here took a major step forward on March 23, of the world's second largest airplanes, an Antonov An-124, landed at adjacent Ali Air Base with a cargo of water bottling equipment.

  • 94th AAMDC competition weeds out top NCO, Soldier of Year

    May 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), based out of Fort Shafter, conducted a Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) and Soldier of the Year competition here, April 26-29, to determine who among the ranks deserved to be recognized as the best and as the most qualified to represent the command in further competitions.

  • 2009 Best Ranger Competition: Day 1

    May 8, 2009

    Day 1 video coverage from the 2009 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Military spouses share their stories of strength and service

    May 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - May 8 is a day for appreciation. On this day we reflect on the heroes that dedicate their lives to the well-being of Soldiers and our nation. These heroes are our military spouses.

  • DPW earns lion's share of awards for IMCOM

    May 8, 2009

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - Members of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii are making room on their walls for the awards they received in recognition of their outstanding service at the 53rd Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards Luncheon and EXPO, May 6, at the Waikiki Sheraton Hotel, Hawaii Ballroom.

  • Sights unseen: Blind veteran reflects on Mount Rainier climb

    May 8, 2009

    Giving combat-injured veterans outdoor adventures has been the mission of "Camp Patriot," a nonprofit organization founded in Montana, since 2006. While most of the outings revolve around hunting, fishing, hiking and camping, the annual Mount Rainier Climb has become the organization's signature event. The third annual climb will take place July 5-10.

  • Political humorist Colbert tackles Basic Combat Training

    May 8, 2009

    While the vast majority of new Soldiers arrive to Basic Combat Training in a bus from the airport, the Army's newest private arrived in a style befitting his cult-like status.

  • Filling in 'the gap': Fort Lewis engineer battalion hosts coveted Pathfinder course

    May 8, 2009

    The U.S. Army Pathfinder School is not only one of the toughest courses in the Army, but it is also one of the most coveted schools among Soldiers in combat arms. Thirty-four Soldiers from the 864th Engineer Battalion counted themselves lucky this month to be among the latest students to attend the course run by a Fort Benning mobile training team at Fort Lewis.

  • How I learned to stop worrying and love the boat

    May 8, 2009

    Rosemary Howard shares a story about living the military life with husband Navy Lt. John Howard, who is attending Naval Post-graduate School in Monterey, Calif., in Naval Station Norfolk for Military Spouse Day.

  • U.S. Soldier, Nazi camp survivor, thanks his Canadian liberators

    May 8, 2009

    An old Soldier last week delivered the thank-you speech he practiced for 64 years. From spring 1940, when he was rounded up by Nazis and forced into Kamp Westerbork in the northeastern Dutch province of Drente, Mike Fried lived from day to day. For five years, weekly shuttles took Jews, gypsies and political prisoners from Holland to be exterminated at Eastern European death camps. He survived while more than 100,000 from Westerbork did not.

  • Agreement workshop to pave way for new Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    May 8, 2009

    There is a maxim that states: The job isn't finished until the paperwork is complete. That maxim applies to the recent Joint Base Lewis-McChord Memorandum of Agreement Workshop. During the four-day event held at the Fort Lewis American Lake Community Center, representatives from Fort Lewis, McChord Air Force Base and numerous Department of Defense agencies hammered out a document that will lead to the creation of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Fort Lewis workers praise fitness program

    May 8, 2009

    It was an "aloha" sort of day April 30 at Sheridan Sports and Fitness Center for Installation Management Command civilian employees. About 140 who began a unique fitness program last September saw it end, while a second phase for others began. Participants whose supervisors agreed to three hours of regular exercise per week during duty hours came to the fitness center for final measurements of blood pressure, cardio fitness, body fat and flexibility, while others moved among the stations for their initial evaluations.

  • Community delegation experiences Fort Lewis Army life

    May 8, 2009

    Civic and business leaders from the City of Lakewood got first-time, firsthand looks at Fort Lewis Soldiers and their equipment last week. Colonel John Norris welcomed a 22-person delegation, led by Mayor Douglas Richardson, of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division's Community Connections city to his headquarters to kick off a special military orientation.

  • Sustainability key element of Fort Lewis master plan

    May 8, 2009

    Anyone who lives or works on Fort Lewis knows how rapidly the installation has grown in recent years. To make certain that growth can be sustained, a new Fort Lewis Master Plan was developed.

  • Study focuses on combat nightmares

    May 8, 2009

    Madigan Army Medical Center is conducting a first-of-its-kind study on reducing combat-related nightmares among returning Soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Commentary: Tobacco use just a form of slow suicide

    May 8, 2009

    It is no great revelation that young people start using tobacco to "fit in," or from peer pressure. Especially in combat units, lighting up, sharing a dip, or stuffing a cheek is a social occasion. Part of the bonding that takes place, especially in a combat zone, involves sharing a habit that is deeply ingrained in our image of Soldiers at war. The tragedy of it all, is that it makes so little sense.

  • Ironhorse Soldiers celebrate National Day of Prayer on War Eagle

    May 8, 2009

  • Commentary: PT - 'you don't know what you've got till it's gone'

    May 8, 2009

    Physical training is one of the constants of Army service. No matter what you do, no matter where you are stationed, you will get to earn your daily ration of sweat. Soldiers have to be fit to do their jobs.

  • Long Knives complete marathon in Maysan

    May 8, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HUNTER, Iraq - Twenty U.S. Soldiers stationed here displayed their running endurance as they participated in the "Mighty Maysan Marathon" recently.

  • Iron Brigade exceeds retention mission

    May 8, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The 2nd 'Iron' Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, has deployed to Iraq on three occasions since March 2003 for a total of 42 months; more than any other Army unit during the same time frame. That fact has not hindered the brigade from meeting its retention goals

  • "Steel Spike" Engineers refurbish high-rise for 82nd Airborne Division

    May 8, 2009

    BAGHDAD - As Coalition forces transition out of Baghdad cities, facility requirements change for U.S. Soldiers. In response to the repositioning of U.S. forces in accordance to the Security Agreement, the engineers of 1st Platoon, Company A, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, expanded housing for the 82nd Airborne Division by transforming a high-rise office building into a high-rise apartment building for Soldiers .

  • IPs, MPs discuss future security expectations

    May 8, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Across Iraq, Coalition forces and Iraqi Security Forces are aggressively changing their missions to implement the new security agreement guidelines.

  • Fort Hood receives White House environmental award

    May 8, 2009

    Fort Hood's Pollution Prevention Team has received a 2009 White House Closing the Circle (CTC) Award for outstanding environmental stewardship.

  • Best Ranger Competition kicks off with buddy run

    May 8, 2009

    The 26th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition kicked off today at 6 a.m. when 49 teams took off for a nearly five-mile buddy run at Camp Darby.

  • Working with Sons of Iraq towards peace efforts

    May 8, 2009

  • 225th Engineers build B-Huts, build leaders

    May 8, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Builders by trade, Army specialists from the 46th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, were recently given the chance to build their leadership skills by managing the construction of 30 'B-Huts' in Iraq, May 4. B-huts are wooden structures that house 10 Soldiers per structure.

  • Iraqi, Army engineers find common ground during joint construction mission

    May 8, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Engineers assigned to Company A, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, along with Iraqi Army engineers, made numerous upgrades to electrical grids, grounded countless showers and living quarters and moved hundreds of tons of trash and debris from roadways throughout Baghdad May 4.

  • Longknife medics train Iraqi Soldiers in life-saving skills

    May 8, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers continue to train with their Iraqi Security Force partners in essential war-fighting skills, but not all training requires the firing of weapons.

  • Air Cav. Soldiers arrive in Kuwait

    May 8, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - The sand kicks up in the air with every step and the sun doesn't just shine, it glares.

  • Knowing is half the battle

    May 8, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Qayyarah, Iraq - In the small town Isfaya is a school overflowing with young students ready and willing to learn. Just a few weeks ago these students were crammed into classes with as many as 60 in one room. Now with the help of Civil Affairs Team 14 with B Co., 448th Civil Affairs Bn. they have three more newly renovated classrooms.

  • Project manager learns value of hard work from his mother

    May 8, 2009

    US Army Corps of Engineers Huntsville Center project manager attributes his success to his mother's work ethic.

  • Suicide Prevention

    May 8, 2009

  • Fort Campbell activities scheduled to salute military spouses

    May 8, 2009

    Frequent deployments, constant changes of station and trouble finding employment are just some of the challenges that military spouses face on a daily basis. "My husband and I moved here about 18 months ago and he has been deployed for nearly 15 months of that period," said Melissa Wells, Army spouse. "I had no concept of how truly isolating and difficult it can be to start over from scratch with no friends or family nearby to turn to on the rough days."

  • Army Community Relations Awards

    May 8, 2009

    Photos of recipients of the 9th Annual Chief of Public Affairs Community Relations Awards of Excellence. These awards recognize some of the finest outreach programs that connect the Army and its Soldiers to the American public. The Kathy Canham-Ross Award of Distinction is a separate discretionary award presented to an Army organization or individual to recognize extraordinary community relations contributions.

  • Fort Campbell residents participate in annual drill

    May 8, 2009

    While it is possible such an event could happen, it was all part of a training mission to test Fort Campbell's abilities to respond to a possible attack. Numerous agencies across the installation came together to take part in the exercise.

  • Best Ranger Competition kicks off with buddy run

    May 8, 2009

  • Best Ranger Team Photos available on Flickr

    May 8, 2009

  • Best Ranger Competition kicks off with buddy run

    May 8, 2009

    The 2009 David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition kicks off at Fort Benning.

  • 2009 Mid-America Army Ball to celebrate 234 years of service

    May 8, 2009

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, along with the Army Element of U.S. Transportation Command and the Human Resources Command in St. Louis, is hosting the 2009 Mid-America Army Ball Saturday, June 13, at 5:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront Hotel, St. Louis, Mo.

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