Archive: May 2009

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  • Protestant Woman of the Chapel

    May 29, 2009

  • U.S. Army parachute team makes historic jump

    May 29, 2009

    The Golden Knights, the U.S. Army's official parachute demonstration team, made a historical jump as part of their 50th Anniversary, onto the grounds of the Statue of Liberty in New York City. The demonstration was part of the Memorial weekend kick-off as members of the Gold demonstration team glided effortlessly toward Liberty Island, before a crowd of more than 3,000 spectators.

  • Year of the NCO: Sergeant first class

    May 29, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - The ranks of the senior noncommissioned officer begin here. These Soldiers have been through study guides and promotion boards. They have led teams, sections and squads. A centralized board in the Department of the Army selects them individually.

  • Gen. Petraeus conducts Afghanistan mass-promotion ceremony

    May 29, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Gen. David Petraeus promotes 1st Lt. Chris Heath during a mass-promotion ceremony of 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division first lieutenants to the rank of captain at Forward Operating Base Ramrod, Afghanistan May 25.

  • Grafenwoehr to host Europe Army 10-Miler June 27

    May 29, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - A reminder for those aiming to compete on this year's U.S. Army Europe 10-Miler team: the top finishers from the 2008 qualifying race are still in theater and are training for the 2009 run that will be held June 27 in Grafenwoehr.

  • White, Boatwright IMCOM-Europe top NCO, Soldier

    May 29, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - A military policeman from Stuttgart and a chaplain's assistant from Heidelberg were recognized as the best of the best during the Installation Management Command-Europe 2009 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year awards ceremony today at Campbell Barracks here. Staff Sgt. Ronald White, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, and Spc. Jason Boatwright, U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg, were named as the command's top NCO and Soldier, respectively, during the ceremony which also paid tribute to the Army's 2009 Year of the NCO by adopting the theme: "Year of the NCO - Leading by Example."

  • 2ID spouses learn to thrive during workshop

    May 29, 2009

  • 2nd ID Warriors form 'living insignia' for 2nd time in division history

    May 29, 2009

    Approximately 5,000 Warriors from the 2nd Infantry Division created a human version of the division's distinctive Indian-Head patch for only the second time in an organizational history dating from World War I May 21 at Indian-Head Stage Field here.

  • From the top down: 300th MP Co. Soldiers mentor district Iraqi Police

    May 29, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The Adamiyah District Iraqi Police Station here has the task of overseeing six IP stations in its district. In a combat zone, this can be a daunting job, but the Soldiers of the 300th Military Police Company, 91st MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade are here to lend a helping hand.

  • Economic concerns overshadow security in Ghazaliyah

    May 28, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Ghazaliyah, once known as one of the most dangerous areas in Baghdad, had many local citizens concerned about security. Recently, Ghazaliyah has become much safer, due in part to the security efforts of the Coalition and Iraqi Security forces.

  • New claims cards curb fraud

    May 28, 2009

    BAGHDAD- Soldiers from the 450th Civil Affairs (CA) Battalion, attached to 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, will introduce new claims cards in north Baghdad on May 25 as part of an effort to eliminate fraudulent claims and decrease time required to issue payments.

  • Running for Fun and Causes on VBC

    May 28, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Cities across the United States host runs and walks to celebrate different cultures and to support multiple causes.

  • Commentary: What Memorial Day means to me

    May 28, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - As a Soldier in the United States Army and having previously served as a public servant in my local community, I hold the month of May close to my heart.

  • Tour Normalization in the Republic of Korea

    May 28, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Department of Defense approved changes to the Joint Federal Travel Regulation (JFTR) that affects the length of military tours on March 2, 2009. The revised JFTR now allows for 36-month accompanied tours in addition to 24-month accompanied tours at Pyeongtaek, Osan, Daegu, Chinhae and Seoul. Two other locations, Dongducheon and Uijongbu, now offer 24-month accompanied tours. Previously, command-sponsored family members of service members assigned to these areas had to reside at Yongsan (in Seoul).

  • Paratroopers deliver soccer equipment to Rusafa

    May 28, 2009

  • 82nd Airborne commander visits Paratroopers in Iraq

    May 28, 2009

  • Fort Riley Director of Logistics goes green with new cars

    May 28, 2009

  • 1st Infantry Division's 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade sweeps Soldier, Non-commissioned offic

    May 28, 2009

  • Big Red One recognizes unit's sobriety

    May 28, 2009

  • IA engineer recognized for training

    May 28, 2009

  • Carson honors 15 Soldiers who made ultimate sacrifice

    May 28, 2009

    Fort Carson honored 15 Soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in support of the Global War on Terrorism over the past year. Annually Fort Carson honors its Soldiers who fell in support of GWOT by adding their names to the GWOT memorial and inviting their Families to the rededication ceremony.

  • 300th MP Co. medic gets 'hands on'

    May 28, 2009

  • TRADOC Video on Vimeo

    May 28, 2009

  • RRAD: "Best of the Best": Depot receives 2009 Combined Logistics Excellence Award

    May 28, 2009

    Red River Army Depot claims Combined Logistics Excellence Award

  • RRAD heads up MET production

    May 28, 2009

    RRAD produces the MET, a simulator designed to teach Soldiers how to safely egress a MET in event of a rollover.

  • Want fries with that'

    May 28, 2009

    As part of the latest BRAC, with the 4th Infantry Divison to Fort Carson, more barracks and dining facilities are being built to serve the incoming Soldiers.

  • 1st Air Cav. Soldiers arrive on Camp Taji

    May 28, 2009

  • Harry Wurzbach Road will also be known as TAPS Memorial Boulevard

    May 28, 2009

    "I thought that we could do something in our city on this side of town to really honor our military, our veterans, our fallen Soldiers and this is the start," said Clamp. The purpose of the honorary name designation is to honor the servicemembers who are interred at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery located off Harry Wurzbach Road. "Taps" was chosen because it is the military bugle call that beckons people to remember those who served in the United States military.

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM MAKES HISTORICAL JUMP

    May 28, 2009

    U.S. Army Parachute Team makes history for the second time as they jump onto the grounds of the Statue of Liberty.

  • Army, Marines boast two new vehicle programs

    May 28, 2009

    During a joint roll-out ceremony May 14, Department of Defense program managers commemorated the production of two vehicles intended to help the U.S. military travel in battle at a faster, safer rate.

  • Guardsmen, IA Soldiers on the hunt in Abu Ghraib

    May 28, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Pennsylvania Army National Guard Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team partnered with Iraqi Army Soldiers, May 19, to search several locations in the Abu Ghraib area for explosives. The joint patrol was part of an ongoing joint effort to lessen the threat of vehicle borne IED's in Abu Ghraib by searching for components used in making car bombs.

  • New training aims to reduce suicides -- 2009 trend heading in wrong direction

    May 28, 2009

    Story offers overview on the three phases of Army's new suicide preventive training and notes that the Army's 2009 suicide rate -- if it continues -- will surpass last year's total of 143.

  • Turn a wrench, save a buck

    May 28, 2009

    Fort Carson's DFMWR runs an auto crafts center where Soldiers and ID card holders can save money by fixing their vehicles themselves.

  • Sabre Squadron meets its pit crew: Anniston hosts Soldiers from 3rd ACR

    May 28, 2009

  • Internet forum helps NCOs share information

    May 28, 2009

    NCOs are communicating about issues ranging from combat operations to physical fitness - all on one internet forum developed by the Army.

  • Camp Opens Unlimited Hunting Experience

    May 28, 2009

    When an injury changes your physical abilities, it can feel like your whole life has changed. Steve Statler is trying to let others know that it doesn't have to mean giving up the activities you love. Despite his own limitations, he is sharing the love of the outdoors with others. Statler, a logistics management specialist at LOGSA, lost all feeling in his feet due to a surgical spinal injury, making standing and walking difficult. Surgery to fuse his feet made it possible, but his doubts about his physical capabilities made it feel like he had lost much more.

  • Engineering Community's Teamwork Deemed Vital

    May 28, 2009

    From the point of view of the engineers at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, the synergy between government and industry is vital to the development of new technologies that can make a difference on the battlefield. "This community is a synergy between government and industry - all play a critical role in making sure we get the right missile technology in the field and that the missile technology does what it's intended to do," said C. Stephen Cornelius, AMRDEC associate director for missile development.

  • Iraqi Primary Leadership Development Course graduates on target

    May 28, 2009

    BAGHDAD - After completing an AK-47 rifle and Glock pistol firing range at Joint Security Station Shuleik here, twenty-one Iraqi Police officers from the al-Qahira IP Station graduated from an Iraqi Primary Leadership Development Course (IPLDC), May 21.

  • Twilight Tattoo to Recognize Old Guard Families

    May 28, 2009

  • Spartans build community relations in Abu Ghraib district

    May 28, 2009

    BAGHDAD - As conditions improve day by day in Iraq, Soldiers of the 591st Military Police Company "Spartans," 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, are building better relations within small communities by donating shoes, clothes and school supplies to children in the Abu Ghraib district while on patrol, here, May 20.

  • 'We Support Soldiers. That's Our Focus Every Day.'

    May 28, 2009

    A picture of Staff Sgt. Christian Bryant tells the story Ronnie Chronister likes to convey to audiences interested in the work of the Aviation and Missile Command. For Chronister, AMCOM deputy commander, that picture conveys exactly what kind of difference the Army's aviation and missile systems and technology can make on the battlefield.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers qualify for Army Ten-Miler

    May 28, 2009

  • Veterans pay tribute to comrades during Watchfire

    May 28, 2009

  • Soldiers participate in Safety Day events

    May 28, 2009

  • Soldiers' Chorus honors American Veterans in national concert

    May 28, 2009

    In a moving ceremony Sunday, the Soldiers' Chorus of The United States Army Field Band was among a long list of dignitaries and Hollywood big-hitters who performed at the 2009 National Memorial Day Concert held on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol.

  • Force Development Director Asks the Tough Questions

    May 28, 2009

    At the Pentagon, the overriding question is "How much can we afford in support of the war fighter'" Every day, Soldiers like Maj. Gen. David Halverson, director of Force Development for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, work to ensure Soldiers get what they need to be successful on the battlefield during a time of tightening budgets and congressional scrutiny

  • Oil Analysis Program Keeps Equipment Running

    May 28, 2009

    When you hear the name LOGSA, the majority of the Army community will most likely relate that to LOGSA's Logistics Information Warehouse, which provides the Army with worldwide visibility over its logistics, supply and maintenance actions. However, LOGSA provides many other products and services to support Soldiers.

  • Run, sergeant, run!

    May 28, 2009

  • 15th SB officers learn the power of the mind

    May 28, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Imagine that you are a Soldier on the battlefield and you turn to see you best buddy lying dead beside you.

  • Guardsman Copes with Lou Gehrig's Disease

    May 28, 2009

    It started with muscle twitches. During a routine visit to his orthopedic doctor for a shoulder injury, David Oyler mentioned a minor problem with muscle twitches that seemed to be getting worse. He was referred to a neurologist and underwent an MRI. And, in February of this year, the 42-year-old Alabama National Guard Soldier was told he may have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. "I was shocked," Oyler said. "I was floored. I didn't know what to do."

  • Bicycle Ride Generates Electricity

    May 28, 2009

    Earth Day 2009 brought an innovative energy project to the Arsenal. Workers from Garrison's Environmental Management Division, along with contractors from Chugach Management Services Inc. and many other Redstone employees, created a display in which people could generate their own electricity simply by riding a bicycle.

  • Link Test

    May 28, 2009

  • Saving lives emphasized at Safety Day

    May 28, 2009

    Fort Lee's Safety Day continually explores ways to increase safety awareness through information, demonstrations and displays. It was at it again this year with a few new features, but it has always been about saving lives.

  • Soldiers close first career chapter as fuelers

    May 28, 2009

    The Soldiers of Class 042-09, graduating from the petroleum supply specialist course at Fort Lee's Petroleum and Water Department, may have closed the first chapter of their Army career today, but it's worth taking a closer look at how it all began.

  • TRADOC awards Transportation Civilian of the Year to Fort Lee member

    May 28, 2009

    A member of Team Lee earned the coveted title of Transportation Corps Civilian of the Year for the Training and Doctrine Command. Arnold "Buck" Shaw, a training specialist for the Combined Arms Support Command, was presented the award by Maj. Gen. James E. Chambers, CASCOM and Fort Lee commanding general, in a ceremony May 20 at the 1st Logistical War Memorial, beside the Sustainment Center of Excellence.

  • Army's Installation Manager Listens to Military Spouses

    May 28, 2009

    A planned daylong visit to Redstone Arsenal by Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson, commander of the Installation Management Command, on May 20 was cut short due to unforeseen circumstances. Because of that, scheduled meetings were shortened. Some meetings, including a luncheon with various Arsenal and community leaders, were cancelled. But, Wilson's meeting with local military spouses, though moved to an earlier time, remained firmly part of his Arsenal visit.

  • Spouses 'at ease' with grassroots group

    May 28, 2009

    FORT JACKSON -- Military spouses generally have to be able to adapt to new situations every few years, often leaving careers, friends and family behind at the last duty station. For women whose husband's new assignment is as a drill sergeant, the adjustment can be especially difficult.

  • Post '4-feits' dialing shortcut

    May 28, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson telephone users will experience a change in the way they dial numbers to on-post phone lines this summer, officials from the Directorate of Information Management said.

  • Like a hurricane: Exercise prepares post for storm season

    May 28, 2009

    FORT JACKSON -- As Steve Palmer waited inside the Joe E. Mann Center Friday, the concern on his face intensified. A hurricane was coming, and he hadn't heard from his 19-year-old daughter who was attending a friend's graduation nearby. The roads were closed, and when Palmer, his wife and mother-in-law made it to a shelter a couple of hours later, he had grown only more worried.

  • U.S. Defense Posture a Balancing Act

    May 28, 2009

    A top Army officer says the new administration's interest in cutting defense dollars is balanced with the growing threat from the world's adversarial nations. Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly, director of the Missile Defense Agency, told participants of the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter Association of the U.S. Army's Tactical Missiles Conference at the Von Braun Center on May 19 that the growth in "rogue nation" ballistic missiles of all ranges will continue to emphasize the need to develop ballistic missile defense. "This is a transitional period typical of a new administration," O'Reilly said. "Our budget is flexible and responsible. It will undergo several reviews by Congress in a synergistic way over the next few months.

  • Military Motherhood Award winner was just doing her job

    May 28, 2009

    She did the bravest thing a mother could do when she drove away from our house, leaving her son and not knowing if she would see him again. Many people ask her how she could go off to war and leave her son behind...she always replies the same. She joined the Army to serve and protect her country and if her country needs her...she needs to do what is expected.

  • Winning in Afghanistan

    May 28, 2009

    Seven years into the US-led effort to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan, the mission is on the verge of failing. This unsettling new reality is the result of key international and Afghan actors having for years pursued a narrow strategy focused almost exclusively on short-term goals at the expense of a broader and more cohesive strategy. Afghanistan, consequently, is now plagued by a threat environment shaped and sustained by an expanding insurgency, widespread criminality, ineffective governance, and the absence of a coordinated response to continuing challenges.

  • Aviation Center site of Cav style reenlistment

    May 28, 2009

    On the 11th anniversary of his initial Army enlistment, Staff Sgt. Michael Banks renewed his commitment to the Army while mounted on a draft horse during a Cav-style ceremony at Fort Rucker's Equestrian Center May 19.

  • German author looking for evidence of father's WWII POW time at Knox

    May 28, 2009

    Feature story about WWII POW camp at Fort Knox

  • RDECOM on Delicious

    May 28, 2009

  • RDECOM on Twitter

    May 28, 2009

  • RDECOM on YouTube

    May 28, 2009

  • Iran and Venezuela: The Axis of Annoyance

    May 28, 2009

    In September 2007, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a highly contentious visit to New York. In addition to addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations, Ahmadinejad's agenda included Columbia University, where his invitation to give a speech caused a public uproar days just prior to his arrival. Bowing to public pressure, the university's president, Lee Bollinger, made sure that Ahmadinejad's reception at Columbia was a chilly one. Bollinger introduced Ahmadinejad, who has previously denied the Holocaust, as a man who appeared to lack "intellectual courage" and might be "astonishingly undereducated."

  • RDECOM on Facebook

    May 28, 2009

  • Knox's Heideman TRADOC Instructor of the Year

    May 28, 2009

    TRADOC's Instructor of the Year

  • RDECOM on Flickr

    May 28, 2009

  • RDECOM on LinkedIN

    May 28, 2009

  • Tournament boosts Belvoir combatives program

    May 28, 2009

    Sixteen Soldiers competed in the 2009 Fort Belvoir Combatives Tournament at Wells Field House Thursday. The event's winners earned a trip to the Military District of Washington combatives tournament in July. Lt. Col. Kevin McKenna, Headquarters Battalion garrison commander who has helped spearhead much of the combatives program push at Belvoir, felt the tournament helped highlight the importance of combatives.

  • It's not how they died, it's how they lived

    May 28, 2009

    "The question is how. How do we as a nation prove worthy of the gift of freedom given to us by the men and women who fought and died' We must remember each and every one of them," said Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Over Memorial Day weekend hundreds of families of the fallen, including some from Fort Belvoir, gathered at the Gaylord National Convention Center at Washington National Harbor to attend the 15th Annual Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Seminar and Good Grief Camp for young survivors.

  • Army helps warriors in transition heal closer to home

    May 28, 2009

    The Army Warrior Transition Command that oversees the Warrior Transition Units, is issuing refined criteria and instructions for assignment to WTUs which will allow more Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers to recover in their hometowns through Community Based Warrior Transition Units.

  • Students and community members commemorate Memorial Day

    May 28, 2009

    Members of the Belvoir community came together Thursday in the Fort Belvoir Elementary School cafeteria to observe Memorial Day and honor Soldiers who have served or are currently serving their country. The event coincided with the Woodlawn Cemetery clean up that occurred May 16 to honor the servicemembers from the Woodlawn and Belvoir community.

  • Installation command sergeant major honors fallen veterans at Mount Comfort Cemetery

    May 28, 2009

  • Hallowed history: Staff ride to Gettysburg digs up lessons of war

    May 28, 2009

    Fort Meade service members and civilians visit Gettysburg, Pa., during a Battlfield Staff Ride held May 19.

  • In their honor

    May 28, 2009

  • Fort Meade Mail center's negative pressure room designed to contain pathogens

    May 28, 2009

    Fort Meade Mail and Distribution Center dedicates new negative pressure room. The room combines biological detection and negative pressure containment, allowing all mail to be contained and tested prior to distribution on the installation.

  • Meade senior awarded $40K college scholarship

    May 28, 2009

    Meade High School senior awarded $40K college scholarship.

  • The Army Chaplaincy Strategic Plan

    May 28, 2009

  • Army Team C4ISR exhibits technologies to APG community on Armed Forces Day

    May 28, 2009

  • Commentary: No cost to determine VA health care eligibility

    May 28, 2009

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest, most technologically advanced health care system in the U.S. All veterans who served our country in an honorable fashion owe it to themselves to check their eligibility for VA health care.

  • Army Ten-Miler to open 500 additional spots to servicemembers

    May 28, 2009

    Army Ten-Miler officials announced that an additional 500 race entries that will be offered to U.S. Armed Forces servicemembers through an online lottery held June 15 - 18.

  • APG Armed Forces Day one to remember

    May 28, 2009

  • TRADOC Live Blog

    May 28, 2009

  • Partnership event brings counterparts closer together

    May 28, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- On May 12th, German and American Soldiers took part in a joint program in Volkach, Germany that provided training to American Soldiers stationed in Bamberg, Germany. Several of the American units attempted to qualify for the German Marksmanship Badge known as the SchAfA1/4tzenschnur and were also treated to a barbecue hosted by German soldiers. Future interoperability events are in the works.

  • JMTC NCO's "Will Do" Spirit Improves Command and Community

    May 28, 2009

    7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command Spotlights this Week's NCO

  • TRADOC Command Sgt. Maj. Delivers Memorial Day remarks in Suffolk

    May 28, 2009

    TRADOC Command Sgt. Maj. David Bruner was the guest speaker at the Suffolk Memorial Day ceremony.

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    May 28, 2009

  • Running to stay fit in Iraq

    May 28, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - A group of the Fort Hood, Texas based Soldiers participated in the 5.53-mile run at Victory Base Complex.

  • Sustainers selected for Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    May 28, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Six Sustainer noncommissioned officers joined the exclusive Sergeant Audie Murphy Club here Thursday. According to its Fort Knox website, the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club recognizes those NCOs "who have contributed significantly to the development of a professional NCO Corps and a combat ready Army. Members exemplify leadership characterized by personal concern for the needs, training, development and welfare of Soldiers and concern for Families of Soldiers."

  • Florida Guard preps for hurricane season

    May 28, 2009

    Torrential rains gave a realistic backdrop to National Guard training last week, as Soldiers and airmen prepared their emergency response efforts for the hurricane season, which begins June 1.

  • Casey garrison hosts prayer breakfast

    May 28, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Members of the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment hosted a prayer breakfast at the USAG-Casey Warrior Club, May 1.

  • BOSS challenges Soldiers in a game with children

    May 28, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Bringing so much success last year, Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers hosted the second annual "Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader"competition at USAG-RC Mitchell's Club May 4.

  • Yongsan Library features free Wi-Fi hotspot

    May 28, 2009

    Connecting to the Internet for free is convenient at locations all across U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan. Now, Yongsan surfers can add another location to the list: the Yongsan Library.

  • Korean employees set to deploy in Middle East

    May 28, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - "We go where you go," is the slogan of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service dating back to Desert Storm when AAFES services were needed for Soldiers deployed in Kuwait and the Middle East.

  • Yongsan hosts Pacific-wide softball tournament

    May 28, 2009

    Nearly 700 softball players converged on Yongsan to play in the 19th annual Pacific-wide Softball Tournament May 23-25 at the sports fields at Collier Field House on South Post. The official opening ceremony kicked off the tournament May 23.

  • Humphreys Soldiers pass through 'Gates of Fire' training at Camp Hovey

    May 28, 2009

    CAMP HOVEY Shea Range - Soldiers from the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, USAG-Humphreys, completed their first "Gates of Fire" live-fire training at Hovey's Shea Range May 20.

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