Archive: May 2009

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  • Sacramento District honored for workplace excellence by Sacramento Area Human Resources Association

    May 4, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District was named first runner-up in the Sacramento Area Human Resources Association's seventh-annual Sacramento Workplace Excellence Leader Awards at a ceremony here April 30. The District was nominated in the large government category.

  • Students team with Army for unique research opportunity

    May 4, 2009

    After four long days of testing highs and lows, a Texas Tech University team of students, research associates, and professors met their objective of demonstrating high power microwave generation with an explosive-driven compact system outside the laboratory.

  • From the 4-Star Blog

    May 4, 2009

  • Army Safety Center calls drivers to 'share the roads'

    May 4, 2009

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center has joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other state and national organizations in May to remind motorists and motorcyclists to be extra alert during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

  • Webster takes command of Third Army

    May 4, 2009

    Lt. Gen. William G. Webster took command of U.S. Army Central May 4, 2009. Though he is new to USARCENT, this will not be his first assignment at the command.

  • Storyboards unveiled at USASMDC/ARSTRAT

    May 4, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command commanding general, and Mike Howard, public affairs officer at Colorado Springs, unveil a storyboard panel during a ceremony Friday. The storyboard tells the history and areas of concentration of USASMDC/ARSTRAT.

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 4, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Over the next month, installations around the world will be hosting speakers, cultural events and exhibits that recognize the valuable contributions Asian Pacific Americans have made, and continue to make, to our Army. The celebrations are part of the nation's annual observance of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which runs through 31 May. The theme, "Leadership to Meet the Challenges of a Changing World," prompts the Army to not only commemorate the rich heritage and selfless service of Asian Pacific Americans, but to highlight the many opportunities available to them in America's Army.

  • Summerall Parking Lot Closure Tuesday until 1000hrs

    May 4, 2009

  • Newman finishes 4th in Richmond

    May 4, 2009

    Ryan Newman, who was a contender for the majority of Saturday night's Sprint Cup race, took the checkered flag with a strong fourth-place finish at Richmond International Raceway.

  • 1st Cavalry Division Links

    May 4, 2009

  • First Team Update

    May 4, 2009

  • Panthers make footprints in New Baghdad

    May 4, 2009

    BAGHDAD - As the Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Panthers," 82nd Airborne Division, walk the streets of New Baghdad, a neighborhood in eastern Baghdad, children run from their houses to shake hands with the Soldiers and ask questions about the United States.

  • U.S. State Dept., Army leader visits Long Knives

    May 4, 2009

  • Al-Hamza Center receiving much needed renovations

    May 4, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The al-Hamza Center for the Disabled in the Mansour district of Baghdad is receiving much needed repairs after sectarian violence caused the facility considerable damage in 2007.

  • Competition is tough for The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps

    May 4, 2009

  • Iraqi Security Forces step up as Coalition forces step back

    May 4, 2009

    A transfer of authority ceremony took place at Baghdad's Joint Security Station Muthana recently, which gave the Iraqi Police primary control of the facility and the security of the community as the Coalition forces take a step back.

  • NATO NCOs gather to strengthen corps

    May 4, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Noncommissioned officers from ChiAfA..vres Air Base and SHAPE, including members of the Canadian, Greek, German and French militaries attended a morning briefing to strengthen their senior leadership skills in the International Security Assistance Force environment.

  • Connelly Awards recognize best in Army food service

    May 4, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians from around the globe gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Atlanta, April 4, to recognize the Army's finest food service professionals at the 2009 Philip A. Connelly Awards.

  • Army Secretary speaks to communicators

    May 4, 2009

    Army Secretary Pete Geren speaks at the opening of the 2009 Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium May 4 in Arlington, Va. About 600 public affairs operators from across the Army are attending the three-day conference. "We can never become complacent," he told the group. "The work you do is critically important. Our success in largely depends on what you do."

  • Cookie Convoy comes to Fort Hood

    May 4, 2009

  • Public Affair chief opens conference

    May 4, 2009

    Army Chief of Public Affairs Maj. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner opens the 2009 Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium May 4 in Arlington, Va. About 600 public affairs operators from across the Army are attending the three-day conference.

  • Transportation Soldiers deploy

    May 4, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - About 50 Soldiers from the 49th Transportation Battalion headquarters deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom following a small ceremony April 25 at the Kieschnick Physical Fitness Center.

  • Alliance Players bring home top honors from theatre competition

    May 4, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Military and international community theaters in Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Turkey competed in the annual European Tournament of Plays, with Tri-Border's Alliance Players bringing home 13 nominations and three awards.

  • Army Launches Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, And Suicide Prevention Campaign

    May 4, 2009

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli recently signed the <i>Army Campaign Plan for Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention<i/>. This comprehensive plan mandates unprecedented changes in Army doctrine, policy, and resource allocation, and provides immediate guidance to commanders to address the problem of suicides.

  • Ft. Buchanan 2009 Health Fair

    May 4, 2009

  • Ft. Buchanan Antilles Elementary School and Navy Reserve

    May 4, 2009

  • Ft. Buchanan Antilles High School production 'Annie'

    May 4, 2009

  • Ft. Buchanan Month of the Military Child 2009

    May 4, 2009

  • 402nd CAB Stads-Up

    May 4, 2009

  • Ft. Buchanan Military Brat

    May 4, 2009

  • Going 'Green' with Emeril

    May 4, 2009

    The program date for Chef Emeril Lagasee's cooking segments with military members at Fort Lee, Va., are scheduled June 29, 8 and 8:30 p.m., on the Discovery Channel.

  • Fort Buchanan PAIO completes training

    May 4, 2009

  • Buchanan Chapel receives new pews

    May 4, 2009

  • Fort Buchanan assigns military working dogs

    May 4, 2009

  • Fort Buchanan Child Abuse Prevention 2009

    May 4, 2009

  • Take anti-flu drugs only after diagnosis, military doc says

    May 4, 2009

    Senior military health officials are warning against taking antiviral medicines to fight the H1N1 flu virus until a doctor has confirmed the diagnosis. Most patients treated at military medical treatment facilities for flu-like symptoms don't actually have the H1N1 or any other kind of flu virus, officials said.

  • 5th QM Riggers educate, entertain Ramstein students

    May 4, 2009

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany - A couple of Army paratroopers dropped into the Ramstein Air Base Intermediate School in support of the Kids4Kids program April 24, and they brought their parachutes to prove it.

  • AER campaign in Europe continues through May 15

    May 4, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - When asked why people should contribute to the Army Emergency Relief, Jane Helfrich has a quick answer.

  • Ward visits Phoenix Express 2009 exercise with Europeans, North Africans

    May 4, 2009

    U.S. Africa Command's General William Ward visited Exercise Phoenix Express 09 on May 1, 2009, as maritime and land forces from 14 European and North Africa countries participated in a multinational exercise in the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Army Surgeon General's blog: H1N1 - Personal responsibility is key to prevention

    May 4, 2009

    By now you have all heard of the H1N1 Influenza, the most recent influenza outbreak, and may be wondering if getting sick is inevitable - it's not. There are precautions you and your family can take to stay healthy, but personal responsibility is key.

  • ISF, CF hit bull's-eye in friendly marksmanship competition

    May 3, 2009

    Everyone was shooting, but no one was hurt when the Iraqi Army, Iraqi Police, the Sons of Iraq and Coalition forces fired AK-47s, M4 carbines, and Glock 9mm pistols together in a friendly shooting tournament at Forward Operating Base Bernstein, Iraq, April 19.

  • National Mental Health Month - May 2009

    May 3, 2009

    What is it' This May, in recognition of National Mental Health Month, the Army will engage in a service-wide effort to educate our Soldiers, civilians and families about the full spectrum of mental, behavioral and psychological health programs and services available to them. Maintaining proper mental, psychological and behavioral health requires support from concerned Army leaders, a corps of extraordinary Army healthcare professionals, dedicated Army Chaplains and just as importantly- friends, families and communities. The Army is aware of the many unique stressors that confront our Army family today and is committed to rapidly expanding resources and programs that aid in reducing the effect of these stressors. Our Soldiers and families possess remarkable strengths and with caring supportive leadership and assistance, the Army can help them develop stronger emotional bonds, improve relationships and expand individual resiliency.

  • Newly elected SaD Provincial Council members visit 3IBCT

    May 3, 2009

    Amidst the whir of band saws and the hum of generators, the Salah ad-Din Province deputy governors and more than 30 newly-elected members of the Provincial Council and their guests learned how U.S. Soldiers and Iraqis are working together for peace and prosperity in the province on contingency operating base Speicher April 20.

  • Black Knights meet with emir at crowning

    May 2, 2009

  • School's in session: 225 Engineers improve quality of life for students

    May 2, 2009

    NASR WA SALAM, Iraq - For Ponchatoula, La. native, Capt. Jackie Manton of the 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 225th Engineer Brigade, the giggling of Iraqi school girls and the short legs of Iraqi boys running to match his long strides are all the reward he needs at the end of a long day.

  • IPs, MPs continue to fine tune operations

    May 2, 2009

    BAGHDAD - As Coalition forces continue to transition to a more support-based role throughout the country of Iraq this year, the Iraqi people are taking more and more responsibility for the future of their country.

  • Sappers hunt IEDs across central Iraq

    May 2, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Combat engineers from the 1st Platoon, 515th Sapper Company, completed another successful route clearance mission in Baghdad, April 30.

  • Garyowen's 'Miracle' helps burned boy

    May 2, 2009

  • Soldiers gain confidence in protective gear after they walk away from attack

    May 2, 2009

    Two deafening booms followed bright, orange flashes. The Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle shook violently. Smoke engulfed the vehicle inside and out. The engineers traveling inside the MRAP in western Baghdad knew they had just been attacked.

  • IA engineers ready for missions

    May 2, 2009

  • Power of cooperation: MPs, IPs work together

    May 2, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The heat of the day is rising as military policemen of the 463rd MP Company, 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, along with their Iraqi Police counterparts, move through a market in the Amariyah neighborhood here, April 29.

  • Holocaust lessons recounted at Fort Shafter

    May 1, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER FLATS, Hawaii - The painful lessons of the Holocaust were recounted by a local writer and historian, here, April 21, during the Days of Remembrance observance sponsored by the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC).

  • Garden shows visitors a slice of the island Oahu

    May 1, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Did you know that one of the Waianae Mountain ridges was named after "crazy crabs" or that some of the plants near the North Shore's Kaena Point have hair-covered leaves to protect them from the sun's rays'

  • Walter Reed marks one century of Soldier care

    May 1, 2009

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and leaders in the Army medical community gathered at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 100th anniversary of military medical care there.

  • Army issues recall for some combat helmets

    May 1, 2009

    The Army has issued a recall of 34,218 Advanced Combat Helmets which failed ballistic tests. The recall affects 15,380 Army helmets, 12,000 Air Force helmets and another 6,838 helmets which were never issued by the Defense Logistics Agency.

  • Deploying brigade to test 'advise and assist' concept

    May 1, 2009

    A city manager's course, civil affairs training and a border patrol class have not been typical training for brigade combat teams headed to Iraq - until now.

  • Army Awards First Recovery Act Contract For Wounded Warrior Complex

    May 1, 2009

    The Army today awarded its first contract for a project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The $33.2 million contract is part of the first phase of a $57 million complex for recuperating injured Soldiers and their families at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas

  • 8th TSC Soldiers lend support to improve PTA's Kipuka Trail

    May 1, 2009

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - Four Soldiers were just about done with unit training at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) when a different kind of service called.

  • Spouses celebrated in keeping Army strong

    May 1, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The strength of our Soldiers comes from the strength of their families. Today, more than half the Soldiers serving are married and their spouses continue to routinely put the welfare of their Soldier, family and nation above their own.

  • Everyday heroes honored for outstanding community service

    May 1, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Members of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) gathered at the Hale, Ikena, here, to recognize the service and accomplishments of some everyday heroes at the 2009 Installation Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, April 23.

  • Sharing the Life of a Happy Little Boy

    May 1, 2009

    Two-year-old Matthew Lipski knows his big brother only through photographs and the memories of his parents. Matthew was only 3 weeks old when his brother JJ died from a tumor on his brain stem, a condition known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma or brainstem gliomas. JJ's sister, Nikki, was only 2 when her brother died. The siblings and their parents, Diana and Jim Lipski, are the family JJ left behind on Jan. 31, 2007, 16 months after being diagnosed with the inoperable brain tumor. Since then, the family has shared their story, hoping to increase awareness of this deadly pediatric cancer and to provide support for other families living though the pain, suffering and loss of a child to cancer. "This cancer is so rare that you are pretty much all alone," Jim Lipski said. "And when we would go on the web for information we found it was limited and what we did find we didn't like reading. We want to encourage correspondence among parents whose children have pediatric cancer, especially brainstem cancer, so that they don't feel all alone."

  • A new era

    May 1, 2009

    With a turn of the spade, a new era officially began for the 4th Battalion, 407th Army Field Support Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas. The 4th Battalion broke ground on a new Brigade Logistics Support Team/Logistics Assistance Office facility for the battalion's III Corps and 1st Cavalry Division's Logistics Support Elements.

  • Basic trainees build confidence 45 feet up

    May 1, 2009

    "You're not going to fall," said SFC Tomas Avey to more than 220 basic trainees gathered in front of Eagle Tower Monday. Avey, a drill sergeant with E Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, demonstrated how to rappel down the 45-foot tower. Halfway down the tower, he let go of his rope to show the Soldiers that no matter what happened, they wouldn't fall.

  • West Point celebrates work experiences with children

    May 1, 2009

  • Loyd students turn 'trash' to 'treasure'

    May 1, 2009

    Forget Milan and Paris - Fort Benning residents need look no further than their own backyard to find high fashion. When students at Loyd Elementary took part in the school's eighth annual Trash to Treasure Fashion Parade, they turned hallways into runways as they showcased costumes made of recycled materials.

  • Volunteering a way of life for military children

    May 1, 2009

  • New gateway at I-185 planned for Fort Benning

    May 1, 2009

    The main entrance to post on I-185 will no longer be just a gate but a gateway. "Fort Benning is the premier training installation in the Army; you should know that when you're driving onto it," said Jay Brown, former Base Realignment and Closure manager.

  • Salute to the South hearkens back to earlier era

    May 1, 2009

    "We're trying to turn back time a little bit," said Shannon Beck, marketing director for the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. "We have hula hoop contests, fishing games, hayrides, spoon races ... old-fashioned games such as bean bag toss, sack races, a watermelon eating contest, and we have six bands playing country and bluegrass music," she said. "It's really just to pay homage to everything Southern."

  • Brave athletes compete in Special Olympics

    May 1, 2009

  • Retired NCO a champion in and out of the Army: Puerto Rico National Champion in racquetball

    May 1, 2009

    At 22, Miguel A. Santiago-Cruz, from Carolina, Puerto Rico, joined the United States Army to do something different. He knew that the Army offered opportunities as a Soldier, but he soon discovered that the Army gave him the opportunity to pursue his civilian interest in racquetball, which ultimately led to Santiago-Cruz winning two individual silver medals during the Pan American Racquetball Championship in Cali, Columbia in April 2009 and becoming Puerto Rico's National Champion.

  • West Point cadets create bionic foot

    May 1, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Patrick King, who lost his foot in Iraq to an explosively formed projectile, is experimenting with a bionic foot created by U.S. Military Academy Cadets Ian Jones, Sarah Goss, Joe Marshall and Jonathan Kralick as a capstone project in the academy's Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department.

  • Soldiers, family members walk for March of Dimes

    May 1, 2009

    When 100 Soldiers and family members from the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion met at Northside High School Saturday morning to walk, their steps helped more than just their fitness levels.

  • 'The Big Machine'

    May 1, 2009

    I was approached by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jimmie Spencer of the Association of the United States Army to write an article about the impact industry has had on our fight during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. It is with great pleasure that I tell the story not only as a Command Sergeant Major and a leader, but through the eyes of a Soldier.

  • No cause for alarm with H1N1 flu

    May 1, 2009

    Though the H1N1 flu outbreak currently sweeping through Mexico and parts of the U.S. has brought influenza outbreaks to the forefront in the past week, Fort Benning's Preventive Medicine Office has been hard at work all season long to protect troops and their families before influenza viruses have a chance to take hold.

  • West Point implements Army motorcycle safety program

    May 1, 2009

  • West Point takes third straight CDX

    May 1, 2009

    Story and photo of a Cyber Defense competition at West Point. This is the 3d staright year that West Point Cadets have won the Cyber Defense Exercise title.

  • Curator moves artifacts

    May 1, 2009

    With 48 days left until the opening of the National Infantry Museum, curator Mike Criscillis and his team are continuing to catalog, pack and identify items that will either be displayed or stored in their new location just outside the access control point on Fort Benning Boulevard.

  • Louisiana's first lady pays visit to Fort Polk school

    May 1, 2009

    Supriya Jindal, the spouse of Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, along with help from McNeese State University chemistry professor Ron Darbeau, conducted science experiments for Fort Polk's North Polk Elementary School students.

  • Interservice Chess Tournament hosted at Benning for first time

    May 1, 2009

    Fort Benning will host the Interservice Chess Tournament Sunday through May 9 at the Kelley Hill Recreation Center. Service members will compete for the top six spots and a shot at the NATO Chess Championship June 15-19 in Hammelburg, Germany.

  • Fort Polk's CYSS 'gives birth' to heroes at home

    May 1, 2009

    Fort Polk's Child, Youth and School Services offers a program to help parents through the initial bumps of child rearing. "Parents as Teachers: Heroes at Home," provides encouragement to military Families by providing child care development information and parenting support.

  • Army shows muscles at bodybuilding championship

    May 1, 2009

    The best bodybuilders from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines gathered in Hawaii, April 25, for the 26th Annual Armed Forces Hawaii Bodybuilding Championship.

  • Year of the NCO: 1st MEBAca,!E+Soldier doesn't waver; manages motor pool with passion

    May 1, 2009

    Focus on a Fort Polk NCO currently serving with Task Force Warrior.

  • Able Demonstrators

    May 1, 2009

  • LOGCAP challenges on Southwest Asia outlined

    May 1, 2009

    The Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) personnel assigned to Southwest Asia confront daunting and even contradictory challenges in the performance of their duties. They are challenged to simultaneously compete, transition and expand Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) to meet unit support requirements, as well as to plan for the "responsible drawdown" of forces in Iraq. These simultaneous challenges are unprecedented - a process not undertaken since World War II.

  • ANZACs honored at dawn ceremony at Fort Leavenworth

    May 1, 2009

    It has been almost a century since Australian, New Zealand and Turkish soldiers died on the shores of Gallipoli during World War I. That war ended and alliances formed, but ANZAC Day - Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Day - remains one of the most important ceremonies in each country.

  • Fort Leavenworth Veterinary NCO returns from Afghanistan

    May 1, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Mark Wilson, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Fort Leavenworth Veterinary Treatment Facility, returned last month from a deployment to Afghanistan wearing a 101st Airborne Division combat patch on his sleeve. Wilson spent six months at Bagram Air Base in a Cooperative Medical Assistance Team as part of Combined Joint Task Force 101.

  • 1st Special Forces Group returns from mission in South Korea

    May 1, 2009

    The 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) continues to maintain relations with their Republic of Korea special operations counterparts. This relationship is nurtured in combined annual training and continued communication.

  • United States Disciplinary Barracks welcomes new senior NCO

    May 1, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Johnnie Jones III passed responsibility as the senior noncommissioned officer of the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks to Command Sgt. Maj. Jonathan Godwin at a ceremony April 24 on Main Parade.

  • Monroe project promotes 'picture perfect' posture

    May 1, 2009

    Clean Sweep walks help installation maintain its picture-perfect appearance

  • Spirit of America tickets are now available

    May 1, 2009

  • Monroe SAMC Chapter welcomes new NCOs

    May 1, 2009

    Three Fort Monroe NCOs are inducted into the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

  • Canadian army officers tour 15th SB

    May 1, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - "We're actually a lot more alike than not alike," Canadian Army Maj. Rick Goodyear, 2 Battalion deputy commander said as a group of Canadian officers huddled around a US Army sergeant explaining how the supply support activity's systems work.

  • College students get taste of Army 'civilian' life

    May 1, 2009

    Overview of Minority College Recruitment Program conducted at Rock Island Arsenal, IIl., January through April 2009.

  • Monroe volunteer reaps rewards for dedicated family support

    May 1, 2009

    An annual Fort Monroe ceremony recognizes the value of volunteer support

  • Ft. Buchanan May 2009 Year of the NCO Staff Sgt. Anaselly Ramos Jorge

    May 1, 2009

  • Ft. Buchanan April 2009 Year of the NCO

    May 1, 2009

  • Ft. Buchanan April NCO of the Year Rickly Torres

    May 1, 2009

  • Ft. Buchanan March 2009 NCO of the Year

    May 1, 2009

  • Sons and daughters see what IMCOM's all about

    May 1, 2009

    Children are some of the world's most influential, human resources in the world, so it was fitting the Human Resources Division, Installation Management Command, accept the challenge of hosting this year's Bring Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day, April 23. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Alicia Kennedy, management consultant of military personnel, human resources, and JoAnn Anderson, human resource specialists, there was never a dull moment for the more than 20 sons and daughters who participated in the event.

  • VA emphasizes education before Post-9/11 GI Bill switch

    May 1, 2009

    As the Department of Veterans Affairs begins accepting sign-ups May 1 for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, officials are encouraging anyone considering enrolling in the program to get educated about it first to ensure it's right for them.

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