Archive: May 2009

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  • Washington: Do the right thing

    May 7, 2009

  • Math + USACE = future architect; Europe District staff introduces BIM to Wiesbaden Middle School stu

    May 7, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The world of architecture has been rocked. The past two years have seen massive changes to the way architects think because of a 3-D, real-time modeling software called Building Information Modeling, or BIM, used to generate and manage building data. Brian Ballweg, a Europe District architect, visited Wiesbaden Middle School April 30 and May 1 to explain to about 115 students how skills such as math and computer programs such as BIM are incorporated into his job.

  • Command boards get a makeover

    May 7, 2009

    The board is also broken up into eight panels, showing different time periods on APG from 1917 to current. These time periods are: World War I, Inter-War Period, World War II, The Vietnam War, The Cold War, Operation Desert Shield/Storm and the Global War on Terrorism.

  • CHPPM epidemiologists monitor H1N1 flu incidence

    May 7, 2009

  • Tears of Loss and Thanks Follow Vets on Honor Flight

    May 7, 2009

    The tears still flow easily when Judy Loncaric talks about her parents and their symbolic trip with the Honor Flight program on April 25. The trip was symbolic because both of Loncaric's parents have died, her father in 1984 and her mother this past August in St. Louis. They were represented on the trip to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., by their burial flags. Their flags were among 18 that were flown to the nation's capitol on F-16s and then presented during an Honor Flight ceremony at the memorial. The tears Loncaric sheds are both in sorrow and gratitude. She mourns the loss of her parents while, at the same time, she is thankful for the World War II veterans who still proudly stand firm for their country and for the many volunteers from north Alabama and the D.C. area who make the Honor Flight trips possible. "It was nice to finally recognize the veterans who sacrificed so much to preserve our freedom and the freedom of others around the world," said Loncaric, who participated in a ceremony April 24 in which the burial flags were presented to the F-16 fighter pilots and then again in an April 26 ceremony when the flags were returned to her.

  • Crafting Helps WTB Soldiers Heal

    May 7, 2009

    Spc. Donna Leis, 23, Company D, 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade, puts the finishing touches on "The Three Soldiers," one of the modeling and crafting kits used by Fort Hood's occupational therapists to help Soldiers heal, as well a to relieve stress.

  • 20th SUPCOM (CBRNE) helps mold young patriots at Churchville Elementary School

    May 7, 2009

  • Project Manager Learns Value of Hard Work from his Mom

    May 7, 2009

    One Huntsville Center project manager attributes his success to his mother's work ethic. Jeff Fagan is a project manager in the Installation Support and Programs Management Directorate's Facilities Repair and Renewal Division. Prior to coming to the Center, Fagan was a civilian architect at Mobile District. He also retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force after serving more than 24 years. Fagan has a captivating and moving story. Not so much because his family has been the focus of numerous articles featured in Parenting, Ebony and Jet magazines, and receiving a spotlight in the Air Force's Airmen magazine or the Birmingham News. It is not because in 1997, the family was placed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most children to graduate college - 15 to be exact! The size of Fagan's family wasn't due to a blended family situation. Fagan said it was a true blessing to be the 10th of Dan and Helen Fagan's 16 children. The children, now ranging in age from 40 to 64, all grew up in a small four-bedroom house in Bessemer. Fagan said his mother has always been the driving force behind his determination to succeed. "My mom was always one of my biggest supporters. Through her strong support, the thought that a young black man growing up in a poor environment could not succeed never entered my mind," Fagan said. "The stereotypical opinion of many during that time would not be the life I was destined to live."

  • Belvoir officials take ride on a river boat

    May 7, 2009

    The Belvoir contingent boarded the 149- seat, cataA,AA,Amaran ferry to take part in several test runs conducted by Prince William County which received $ 225,000 from the Virginia Department of Transportation to study the feasibility of the service.

  • Residents join officials to discuss overcrowding at Belvoir Elementary

    May 7, 2009

    Residents of Woodlawn Village met with officials from Fort Belvoir and Fairfax County Public Schools Tuesday night to hash out concerns of overA,AA,Acrowding at Fort Belvoir Elementary School. At the meeting's conclusion, both sides agreed that there's no easy decision in sight beA,AA,Atween now and next fall.

  • APG makes strides in federal energy initiative

    May 7, 2009

    Any decrease in energy costs is an increase in the funds available to meet other mission-critical needs.

  • APG NCO, Soldier of the Year announced

    May 7, 2009

    Sgt. Elizabeth Thompson of the 1st Army Medical Laboratory is the APG NCO of the Year and Spc. Benjamin Salazar of Company B, 22nd Chemical Battalion, is the APG Soldier of the Year.

  • Students learn environmental lessons, stewardship though hands-on activities

    May 7, 2009

    Approximately 90 Ansbach elementary school children took a trip to the woods around the Oberdachstetten training range for lessons on being good environmental stewards April 22. Garrison environmental division staff members set up the Earth Day event for children from all three elementary schools to help raise environmental awareness among community children.

  • 'The kids' take TOP honors

    May 7, 2009

  • Community relations event strengthens U.S.-German bond

    May 7, 2009

    The customary sound of artillery and aircraft asA,A!sociated with the Grafenwoehr Training Area fell silent April 23 for members of the U.S. Army GarriA,A!son Grafenwoehr Community Relations Council as they toured the Nine Lagoons. The silence magnified the sounds of birds, bees and moving water as members from the garrison's environmental office explained the steps the U.S. military is taking to not only preserve, but protect the environment and land. The tour came at the end of the day-long council event, which brought close to 40 German civilian and military leaders of neighboring communities to Grafenwoehr and highlighted the facts and figures asA,A!sociated with the U.S. military's presence in Bavaria. "USAG Grafenwoehr, and Efficient Basing-Grafenwoehr, is a huge investment and decision by the United States government to make this an enduring installation," Col. Chris Sorenson, USAG Grafenwoehr commander, said. "We showed the outside community what the value of our installations in Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Hohenfels is to them."

  • In the fight for 6 more years

    May 7, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq -- Two 398th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Heather Swift, a native of Middletown, N.Y., and Pfc. Martina Smith, a native of Dudley, N.C., re-enlisted in March.

  • Battle of Attu

    May 7, 2009

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

  • 1ID leaders help mentor USMA cadets

    May 7, 2009

    Leaders from across the Army, including the 1st Infantry Division, visited the United States Military Academy for Battle Command Conference XII. During the two-day conference, they shared insights and experiences with the cadets on what it takes to be an effective combat leader.

  • Tobyhanna rolls out red carpet for visiting general

    May 7, 2009

    Joe Fantanarosa (left) and Mike Verrastro (far right) brief Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Spoehr, director of Integration, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle Branch's Reset workload, during his visit to the depot on April 16.

  • Mechanics repair military tactical vehicles

    May 7, 2009

    Tobyhanna mechanics are repairing 12 off-road, multi-purpose military tactical vehicles (MTV) for use by Soldiers in the field.

  • VaCHIP Brings Safety to Children

    May 7, 2009

    Child, Youth and School Services recently partnered with local Masonic Lodges to bring the latest in child identification technology to Fort Lee.

  • Best Ranger Competition

    May 7, 2009

    Two-man teams will compete this weekend in the Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning.

  • Celebrating Monroe's Legacy

    May 7, 2009

    Lt. Gen. David P. Valcourt, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, deputy commanding general and chief of staff, and Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Hunt, Quartermaster Center and School command sergeant major, laid a presidential wreath April 28 at Monroe's tomb on behalf of President Barack Obama.

  • McKiernan views incoming troops as opportunity in Afghanistan

    May 7, 2009

    The new U.S. Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy, with more troops and nonmilitary resources to flow into Afghanistan to support it, opens a window of opportunity to break a security "stalemate" here, said the senior coalition military official in Afghanistan.

  • Brigade, PRT relationship creates opportunity in Salah ad-Din

    May 7, 2009

    Several senior leaders from the U.S. Embassy and Multi-National Corps-Iraq visited Contingency Operating Base Speicher, April 28, to review the progress achieved by the Salah ad-Din Provincial Reconstruction Team.

  • 'Iron' medics test their skills

    May 7, 2009

    Medics from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, known as the 'Iron Brigade', participated with their peers from all over the Korean peninsula in a two week Expert Field Medical Badge course. The first rotation took place Apr. 27 to May 8 at Korea's Warrior Base in order to increase their knowledge, improve their skills and to prove that they're the best at what they do.

  • Korea gets new Paladins

    May 7, 2009

    New equipment is always a welcome addition to any military unit but before it can be used, safety tests must be performed before Soldiers can use them. That's why the 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery put their 17 new M109A6 Paladins through their paces as they ran test fires, May 2, at the Korean Training Center.

  • Public Service Recognition Week

    May 6, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Each year, the president and Congress designate the first Monday through Sunday in May, as Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW). For 25 years, PSRW has been celebrated to honor public employees and showcase the array of services they provide. Activities are planned from Maine to Alaska, The PSRW event in Washington, D.C., staged by the Public Employees Roundtable and Partnership for Public Service marks the 25th celebration on the National Mall. Visitors will have the opportunity to get an up-close look at how government works. Up to 60,000 people attend the event every year to see demonstrations, exhibits and static displays of participating government agencies, state and local and federal. This year's theme is "Government goes Green". Many displays will show how government agencies carry forward environmentally friendly and energy-efficient initiatives.

  • May 6th Twilight Tattoo Cancelled due to rain

    May 6, 2009

  • Soldier Mental Health a Priority at Fox

    May 6, 2009

    The health of the Army relies on the abilities of its war fighters. Soldiers who are sick, injured or incapacitated in any way cannot be at their best in executing the Army's mission to support and protect the cause of freedom and the interests of the United States around the world. A healthy Army means its war fighters are healthy in all ways - both physically and mentally. It's the mental health of the war fighter that is the central focus of Fox Army Health Center's Behavioral Medicine Division. And that focus is becoming broader and deeper as more Soldiers visit BMD to seek help for problems associated with deployments, working in a high-risk environment and dealing with the stresses that can come with wearing the uniform. "Our mission is to treat active duty. This is our foremost mission," said Karen Scott, a licensed professional counselor with BMD. "Because of deployments, we've really ramped up in the number of active duty patients that we see. For that reason, we don't have services for family members and retirees right now. We are focusing all our efforts on helping the active duty Soldier."

  • Medical Evaluation Boards: New process gets Soldiers through faster

    May 6, 2009

    As Fort Hood Soldiers continuously answer the Army's call to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, the frequent deployments can take a toll on Soldiers both mentally and physically. In some cases, medical or mental health issues may progress to the point that a Soldier has significant difficulty performing their duties, and the Soldier is referred to a Medical Evaluation Board to determine whether he or she meets retention standards.

  • Medical Evaluation Boards: New process gets Soldiers through faster

    May 6, 2009

    As Fort Hood Soldiers continuously answer the Army's call to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, the frequent deployments can take a toll on Soldiers both mentally and physically. In some cases, medical or mental health issues may progress to the point that a Soldier has significant difficulty performing their duties, and the Soldier is referred to a Medical Evaluation Board to determine whether he or she meets retention standards.

  • Flying House Opens Doors to Public

    May 6, 2009

    One of Redstone Arsenal's newest and fastest growing organizations will open its doors to the Arsenal community next week with an event designed to impress and educate visitors interested in the Army's aviation programs. Army helicopters - including the Apache, Black Hawk, Kiowa Warrior, Chinook and Huey - will be among about a dozen military aircraft on display at the second annual Aviation Technical Test Center open house from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 14 at Redstone Airfield. "We had about 300 people at our event last year," ATTC deputy commander Keith Darrow said. "Last year was the first year ATTC had a large enough presence on Redstone Arsenal so that we could do an open house. We have grown here over the past year and hope even more people come to our second annual open house. We can accommodate up to 1,000 visitors."

  • CRDAMC sponsors Health and Wellness Day 2009

    May 6, 2009

    With more than a dozen fast food restaurants in the immediate area around Fort Hood, Texas, pulling into a drive-thru and placing an order is no hassle. It may be okay to splurge on French fries occasionally. The problem begins when it becomes routine. That is why Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood is teaming up with its adopted school, Saegert Elementary School, and the Killeen Independent School District to sponsor a Health and Wellness Day at the second annual KISD Family Wellness Conference 2009. The conference will be held at the Jackson Professional Learning Center, Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Mom of five copes with deployment through Army's help

    May 6, 2009

    With five kids to watch over, Yashica Smith doesn't have much time to miss her husband. But sometimes, the chaos of a busy household actually makes her miss him more.

  • Army Physical Therapists: Strength through training

    May 6, 2009

    Physical therapists are the Army's joint mechanics; they're a provider's first line of defense before considering an overhaul by an orthopedic surgeon. Performing a routine maintenance on the body's joints through strength and cardiovascular training is as vital as a weekly vehicle maintenance inspection at a motor pool. Keeping equipment serviced and functioning properly is part of being combat ready to tackle important missions. Your body is no different.

  • New field manual focuses on training foreign forces

    May 6, 2009

    The Army released a new field manual this week providing guidance on training security forces of other nations, FM 3-07.1 "Security Force Assistance."

  • Military Spouses Live Life of Rewards in Service to U.S.

    May 6, 2009

    When military spouses are recognized at special Army or community events, Alice Myles is proud to be counted among them. Her 31 years as a military spouse have brought challenges, opportunities, plenty of changes and always a sense of pride that she and her husband, Redstone Arsenal commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, have committed their lives to service to their nation, and to the Soldiers and families that make the Army strong. As the Army prepares to pay tribute to military spouses on Military Spouse Appreciation Day this Friday, Myles is an example to all wives and husbands of Soldiers of the supportive, steadfastness, patriotic and independent nature of a military spouse. "You have to be a team. You have to both be committed to this," Myles said of her husband's Army career. "If you are not both committed to it, then it can be extremely difficult. You have to be committed together.

  • Singapore Soldiers visit, exchange information with 45th Soldiers

    May 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Members of the Singapore Army visited Soldiers of the 71st Chemical Company, 45th Sustainment Brigade April 28 here to see the capabilities of their equipment.

  • Kiowa Warrior gains firepower

    May 6, 2009

    The Army's Avenger air defense system is not part of the fire fight these days in overseas contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. But its machine gun - the M3P .50 caliber - is gaining rave reviews from Army pilots thanks to a new application developed by AMCOM and Program Executive Office for Aviation workers.

  • Military Spouse Appreciation Day

    May 6, 2009

    In honor of military spouses, Friday, May 8 has been designated "Military Spouse Appreciation Day" worldwide, and some special things are planned by the Fort Myer Military Community Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate.

  • Fighting his way to the top

    May 6, 2009

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - Sgt. Reyes Marquez of Fort Myer, Va., took the silver medal at 152 pounds after dropping a 30-29 tiebreaker to Staff Sgt. Joshua Gomez of Kirkland Air Force Base, N.M.

  • Fort Meade scores three-peat in Army Communities of Excellence Program

    May 6, 2009

    Fort Meade, Md. placed second in the Army Communities of Excellence Program for the third year in a row. The installation recieved accolades, along with a check for $500,000, during a ceremony held May 5 at the Pentagon.

  • Commo check: Soldier performs mike test before patrol

    May 6, 2009

  • On guard: Soldiers pull security in Taji

    May 6, 2009

  • Keystone Soldiers, Iraqi Police focus on Taji Market security

    May 6, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - Pennsylvania Army National Guard Soldiers and their Iraqi counterparts have been hitting the streets to maintain security in Taji Market, one of the busiest sectors of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team's area of operations, north of Baghdad. The market is a lynchpin in the security effort there because it's where the lives of locals intertwine.

  • Pursuit of mental health care keeps warriors strong

    May 6, 2009

    Physical combat injuries and external wounds are easily identified by Soldiers and medics, but it is much more difficult to spot, and treat, mental wounds. In May the Army observes Mental Health Month, and recently Army Secretary Pete Geren paid a visit to Soldiers assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Jackson, S.C., to speak with them and their family members about how they are addressing mental health challenges with the help of family and Army programs.

  • Schexnayder retires

    May 6, 2009

    Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Ronald V. Hite, right, congratulates Michael Schexnayder, deputy to the commander for Research, Development and Acquisition at the U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, after Hite pinned Schexnayder's retirement pin on during a ceremony Friday. 1st Sgt. Petey Smith, USASMDC/ARSTRAT Headquarters and Headquarters Company first sergeant, waits to proffer Schexnayder's next award.

  • May is National Mental Health Month

    May 6, 2009

    In May the Army joins the rest of the nation in observing National Mental Health Month. The mental health of Soldiers and Soldiers' Families has received great attention in the news media, and Army leaders are putting emphasis on programs to deal with psychological issues.

  • Heidelberg student heads to MIT for internship

    May 6, 2009

    Shannon Grammel, a junior at Heidelberg High School, is one of 80 students who will be a member of the Research Science Institute, a highly competitive six-week internship for students who excel in math and science.

  • Days of Remembrance: Local group 'stands where they stood'

    May 6, 2009

    Imagining what it must have been like weighed heavy on some of the 39 Soldiers, civilians and family members who visited the Concentration Camp Memorial Site at Dachau April 28, a day before and 64 years after it was liberated by American forces.

  • DES starts awards program for 'superior guardiansAca,!a,,c in USAG BW communities

    May 6, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg's Directorate of Emergency Services recently began a new awards program intended to recognize outstanding work by the emergency services personnel.

  • Mannheim hosts community baby shower

    May 6, 2009

    New Parent Support Program from Army Community Service Family Advocacy, shows expectant moms how to care for their babies at the Mannheim Community Baby Shower hosted by the Mannheim Army Health Clinic April 30 at the Sports Arena in Mannheim, Germany.

  • Provincial police in Tikrit train to better serve Salah ad-Din

    May 6, 2009

    Salah ad-Din provincial policemen from the 3rd Emergency Response Unit in Tikrit increased their knowledge of these procedures to better serve the citizens of the province. The policemen trained with Soldiers of Company G, 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Forward Operating Base Danger during the last week of April.

  • Father, son reunite after 48 years

    May 6, 2009

    James Robert Backert never got to know his American father, but thanks to technology and the support of a close friend, father and son were reunited after a 48-year separation. "My knees were shaking," said Backert, describing his emotions while he awaited the arrival of his biological father at Frankfurt airport in late March. Backert, a German fire prevention inspector with the U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim's Fire Department, immediately recognized his father, Jackson Croker, who brought along his wife, Brenda, one of his sons (Backert's half-brother) and his son's fiancAfAe.

  • Army war games for future conflicts

    May 6, 2009

    The year is 2018 and North Korea has just crossed the DMZ, its Army camouflaged among refugees forced across the border into South Korea. It has nuclear weapons and has launched cyber attacks against the U.S. and South Korea.

  • Soldiers to help provide school supplies in southern Iraq

    May 6, 2009

    It is not often Soldiers receive a special delivery of packages from celebrities in Iraq. Actor Stephen A. Baldwin and television host Leeann Tweeden surprised Sgt. Brian C. Lawson, assistant convoy and scout truck commander with Alpha Company, 56th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 167th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, after returning from a mission to a local Iraqi school on April 13.

  • Raad new face at Kirkush MTB

    May 6, 2009

    DIYALA PROVINCE, Iraq -Col. Raad Kalaf Marzok Al-Fhdawe, incoming commander for the Kirkush Third Line Maintenance Company met with Lt. Col. Norman B. Green, commander of the 304th Sustainment Brigade from Riverside, Calif., during a key leader engagement visit at Kirkush Military Training Base here, April 3.

  • Cargo transfer Soldiers earn combat patch

    May 6, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq -- Soldiers from the Fort Eustis, Va., based 359th Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, received their combat patch supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom at a ceremony in the company's motor pool here, April 18.

  • Speicher Trans. Soldiers conquer Knights' quarter board

    May 6, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Twelve Soldiers from seven battalions around northern Iraq competed for the title of 16th Sustainment Brigade Warrior or Warrior Leader of the Quarter title during a board here April 22.

  • What to do when depression strikes

    May 6, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Had a loss of interest in things you used to enjoy' You may be depressed. Guilt, grief and separation from loved ones can cause depression during or following redeployment.

  • Wiesbaden theater earns accolades

    May 6, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Five golden statuettes left Heidelberg in the company of Wiesbaden thespians and technical crew members April 18. The prized Installation Management Command-Europe Tournament of Plays awards, known as Toppers to anyone involved with the U.S. Forces Europe theater program, recognize the best of the best in military community theater.

  • Baumholder spouses stay involved, fit while Soldiers serve in Iraq

    May 6, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - "I'm Lesa Hill and I created the Post-it ... not really, but I feel I have made a difference in my community and I have kept myself busy during my husband's deployment," said Lesa Hill, spouse of Spc. Joseph Hill, Company C, 47th Forward Support Battalion. Hill is a prime example of a military family member who has achieved independence and has made positive use of her time overseas.

  • Firefighter strengthens German-American relations

    May 6, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - An American firefighter who accompanied his wife to Germany has found a place to continue doing what he loves. After weeks of studying and then passing practical exams, Joshua Stotler is now certified as a volunteer firefighter with the Wiesbaden-Biebrich fire department, one of the oldest in Germany.

  • German military looks to U.S. Army for family support advice

    May 6, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The family support programs offered by the U.S. Army were on display for representatives from a Bundeswehr subsidiary April 24. Members of the national-level agency, G.E.B.B. (a company of the German Department of Defense for Development, Procurement and Operations) visited U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden to get ideas on ways to enhance the German Army's family support programs.

  • Wiesbaden hosts Army Combatives contest, UFC fighters

    May 6, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers were at each other's throats for the chance of being crowned champions by Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters April 28. Soldiers representing various units in the Wiesbaden community competed all day in a double elimination Modern Army Combatives Tournament in Wiesbaden Fitness Center hosted by the 2nd Military Intelligence Battalion.

  • Coalition Forces to Return Portion of Highway to Iraqis

    May 6, 2009

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

  • Family Fest celebrates military children

    May 5, 2009

    1st ID Band members took their time to teach students at the Fort Riley Middle School Teen Center and School Age Services building how to play musical instruments.

  • Middle school students learn wellness lessons

    May 5, 2009

    Fort Riley students take time to learn safety to use during the upcoming summer months.

  • New Kansas Veterans' Cemetery opens near Fort Riley

    May 5, 2009

    Manhattan, Kansas sponsored a dedication ceremony for the new cemetery just outside Fort Riley - Fort Riley provided the land to use as the new location for the cemetery.

  • Counterinsurgency lessons from Iraq

    May 5, 2009

    The military war in Iraq ended in 2008, although political conflict among Sunnis, Shi'ites, and Kurds will continue for decades. At the same time, the war in Afghanistan has heated up, with more American troops committed to battle.

  • FM 3-07.1: Security Force Assistance

    May 5, 2009

  • EOD Memorial Ceremony honors six servicemen

    May 5, 2009

    Six Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians who made the ultimate sacrifice during 2008 were remembered at the 40th annual EOD Memorial Ceremony, May 2.

  • Fort Stewart wins $1 million, Communities of Excellence Award

    May 5, 2009

    Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., were presented their fourth gold Army Communities of Excellence Award along with a grand prize check for $1 million at a Pentagon ceremony hosted by Vice Chief of the Army Peter W. Chiarelli and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson.

  • DoD undersecretary: Army may be asked to prevent war

    May 5, 2009

    In the new security environment, Soldiers need to develop skills that will allow them to prevent a war from happening, said one senior DoD official.

  • Enlisted corps leader visits Fort Campbell

    May 5, 2009

    Sergeant Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston took the lead to honor Fort Campbell's newest noncommissioned officers during a ceremony Monday that promoted 39 Soldiers. "NCOs are the glue that binds the Army together," Preston told the leaders and everyone else who crowded Wilson Theater to support them.

  • Ten-Miler opens volunteer registration, T-shirt contest

    May 5, 2009

    Volunteer registration for the Army Ten-Miler opened May 1 and a t-shirt design contest for the 25th-anniversary race is also underway.

  • Security Force Assistance

    May 5, 2009

    This week we published Army Field Manual 3-07.1 "Security Force Assistance." In it, we seek to capture in doctrine our many years of experience in building partner security forces. Security Force Assistance is derivative of the broader mission of Stability Operations which we have documented in doctrine in FM 3-07.

  • Seven Soldiers strike gold as All-Army dominates Armed Forces Boxing Championships

    May 5, 2009

    Seven Soldiers won gold medals to lead All-Army boxers to the team title in the 2009 Armed Forces Boxing Championships at Barnes Field House on May 1.

  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center ready to Fight H1N1

    May 5, 2009

    WBAMC is watching for signs of H1N1 to prevent it a possible outbreak

  • U.S. immigration reaches out to military Soldiers and spouses

    May 5, 2009

    Non-citizens have served in the U.S. Army since the American Revolution. In fact, almost half of Army enlistees in the 1840s were immigrants, and between 1862 and 2000, more than 660,000 military veterans became citizens through naturalization.

  • Tobyhanna hosts inaugural CPI workshop

    May 5, 2009

    Lean practitioners from across the Department of Defense came together to share, learn and educate each other during a Continuous Process Improvement workshop, held at Tobyhanna Army Depot, April 22-23.

  • ARNG Decade of Health

    May 5, 2009

  • Red Bulls continue to arrive in Basra

    May 5, 2009

    Soldiers wearing the Red Bull patch of the 34th Infantry Division will replace the 10th Mountain Division and assume command of Multi-National Division-South later this month.

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts LandWarNet Conference

    May 5, 2009

    More than 300 information technology specialists, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Department of Defense Civilians, contractors and industry partners attended this year's conference held at Camp Stanley in Uijongbu, April 14-16.

  • $1 airfare available to Soldiers flying from select airports

    May 5, 2009

    Sometimes it's not so easy to find a great deal but with a simple visit to FMWRC's Web site, Soldiers might be surprised at some of the deals they can find.

  • 7th TTSB Cases Colors

    May 5, 2009

    7th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade will deploy this spring for up to 12 months with approximately 90 Soldiers to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Brussels Soldiers Thank Belgian Children

    May 5, 2009

    WAREGEM, Belgium - The commander and first sergeant of USAG Brussels Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment visited Waregem, Belgium, on April 27 to meet with some of this year's crop of Waregem youngsters prior to Memorial Day and to let them know how much their efforts are appreciated. Waregem's children have collectively learned and sung the Star-Spangled Banner every Memorial Day at the cemetery site.

  • Maryland cavalry unit goes 'long range'

    May 5, 2009

    Story and photo about two subordinate units of Maryland Guard's 58th Brigade Combat merging to better accomplish this mission. The 129th Infantry Detachment (Long Range Surveillance) and the Troop C, 158th Cavalry Squadron, combined to become Troop C, 158th Cavalry Squadron (Long Range Surveillance).

  • Practice makes perfect: IPs learn from MP mentors

    May 5, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Training Iraqi Security Forces is an ongoing effort to continually make them better at what they do. Practice, as they say, makes perfect.

  • Engineer airfield expansion mission uncovers tank

    May 5, 2009

  • "Alpha Dog" oversight means quality of life for Iraqis

    May 5, 2009

    BAGHDAD - They call him "Alpha Dog" for staring down a "vicious" dog a few weeks ago, but Sgt. 1st Class Rodney Norby, a native of Tioga, La. with the 225th Engineer Brigade, is really more of a gentle giant who oversees construction work being done at various sites throughout Abu Ghraib.

  • Soldier in Focus - Pvt. Slocum

    May 5, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Pvt. Michael Slocum currently serves as the raid camera operator for the base defense operating cell (BDOC), 115th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division on Joint Security Station War Eagle north of Baghdad.

  • MND-B Commander visits Long Knife troops

    May 5, 2009

  • Coalition Forces train and maintain combat medic skills

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    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Morris County community leaders joined military representatives from Picatinny, the New Jersey National Guard and other military services to pledge their support to uniformed personnel and their families by signing the Army Community Covenant at the Morris County League of Municipalities meeting in Morris Plains April 15.

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