Archive: May 2009

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  • Red Cloud Fire Chief serves elderly

    May 28, 2009

    John Cook (right), USAG-RC fire chief, serves food to elderly people as a volunteer along with Shim, Pyoung-Kang, 2nd Fire & disaster Management Headquarters director, who organized the food pantry. The food pantry, which opened May 13, provides free food every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday aided by Gyeonggi Province. Chief Cook was invited to attend the opening ceremony and do voluteer work.

  • Commander's Corner: Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 28, 2009

    May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, a time to honor citizens of our country whose families went to America from halfway around the world and became integral members of American society.

  • Red Cloud firefighters sharpen disaster response skills

    May 28, 2009

    USAG-Red Cloud firefighters participated in the National Disaster Emergency Rescue Training, which took place at Daejin University May 11, in close cooperation with a large number of Gyeong-gi Province and Republic of Korea Army firefighters.

  • <b>The 51st TICO (Translator Interpreter Company) </b>

    May 27, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The 51st TICO (Translator Interpreter Company) located at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., is currently the only unit of its' type in the Army. Manned by Soldiers with the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 09L (0 9 Lima), the mission of the 51st TICO is to: prepare and deploy 09L Soldiers as individuals or small groups to provide "native heritage" translation, interpretation, and cultural advice to Army, Joint, special operations forces, and select inter-agency organizations

  • Soldiers, families share excitement of Korean baseball

    May 27, 2009

    Over 200 Soldiers from the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division were invited to SeoulAca,!a,,cs Jamsil Olympic Stadium to watch two of KoreaAca,!a,,cs professional baseball teams duke it out.

  • Army's new SELF program looks at Soldiers' total well-being

    May 27, 2009

    Tripler Army Medical Center's health clinic at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is the second medical facility Army-wide to implement the SELF program.

  • Dr. Biden visits Carson Soldiers, Families

    May 27, 2009

    Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, visited Fort Carson, Colo., to talk with Soldiers, Family members and Mountain Post Team leaders on issues affecting Soldiers and their Families.

  • VIDEO: 2009 West Point graduation

    May 27, 2009

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates delivers the commencement address at the 2009 Military Academy at West Point graduation ceremony.

  • VP and wife visit deploying Soldiers

    May 27, 2009

    Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, visited a handful of Colorado Army National Guard troops from the 117th Space Battalion, May 27.

  • Army employee, musician friend organize local benefit golf tournament

    May 27, 2009

  • Stevenson quote 5

    May 27, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson

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    May 27, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson

  • AMC Band plays special tribute to NCOs

    May 27, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band performed "Esprit de Corps," a music and video tribute to the Noncommissioned Officer at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Post Theater May 15.

  • Stevenson quote 3

    May 27, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson

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    May 27, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson

  • Celebrating Asian-Pacific American heritage

    May 27, 2009

    Celebrating Asian-Pacific American heritage

  • Six servicemen enshrined during 40th EOD Memorial Ceremony

    May 27, 2009

  • Fort Eustis riders make a run for safety

    May 27, 2009

    Fort Eustis riders make a run for safety

  • Program aimed at growing leaders across APG

    May 27, 2009

  • Fort Eustis K-9s are top dogs at competition

    May 27, 2009

    Fort Eustis K-9s are top dogs at competition

  • 'Soldier-borne' Chem-Bio Reconnaissance System fielded

    May 27, 2009

  • SOS demonstrates Army commitment to families of fallen

    May 27, 2009

    SOS demonstrates Army commitment to families of fallen

  • Soldiers provide color guard, participate in area Memorial Day observances

    May 27, 2009

    Memorial Day observances

  • Gracie Brothers pay visit to Fort Eustis dojo

    May 27, 2009

    Combatvies: Gracie Brothers pay visit to Fort Eustis dojo

  • Monitors Detect Vapor Leaks in Two Chemical Weapons Igloos

    May 27, 2009

    Army officials report that a mobile laboratory detected low levels of Mustard agent vapor inside a chemical weapons igloo this morning. The igloo contains several thousand Mustard-filled projectiles. Just a few hours later, a separate mobile monitoring laboratory detected nerve agent GB vapor in the interior atmosphere of another igloo. That igloo contains M55 rockets.

  • Aviation Branch welcomes new senior NCO

    May 27, 2009

    With the passing of the symbolic NCO sword, Command Sgt. Maj. Tod L. Glidewell became the 12th Aviation Branch senior enlisted NCO.

  • Vermont National Guard Camp Sets Environmental Standard

    May 27, 2009

    Camp Johnson serves as VTARNG's primary industrial installation. Its environmental office supports the federal and state mission of the National Guard by ensuring the availability of lands and facilities for quality, realistic Soldier training through compliance with federal, state, local, and Army regulations.

  • New Orleans Army Reserve Center rededicated after Hurricane Katrina

    May 27, 2009

    A Hurricane Katrina damaged Army Reserve center in New Orleans was rededicated May 17 as the newly refurbished facility opened its doors to Army Reserve Soldiers for the first time since 2005.

  • Army launches program to advance senior civilian careers

    May 27, 2009

    The Army is scheduled to launch a new central management talent pool for senior civilians -- GS-15 or NSPS upper pay-band 3 equivalents -- with a registration drive starting at Fort Belvoir, Va., June 8.

  • May 2009 Construction Photos - Pueblo Chemical-Agent Destruction Pilot Plant, Pueblo Chemical Depot

    May 27, 2009

    The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Colorado and Kentucky. The Bechtel Pueblo Team, a partnership of Bechtel National, Inc.; Washington Demilitarization Company/URS; Parsons; and Battelle Memorial Institute, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close PCAPP.

  • Documentary highlights success of Land Warrior system

    May 27, 2009

    Aca,!A"Keep Up the Fire,Aca,!A? a new documentary produced by the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Program Executive Office Soldier, tells the story of the first infantry unit deployed to Iraq with the Land Warrior system.

  • JRTC and Green Flag East prep 82nd Airborne unit for deployment

    May 27, 2009

    The Joint Readiness Training Center and the Air Force's Green Flag East integrated a large number of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets for a training rotation here to help hone the warfighting skills of the 1st Brigade Combat Team 82nd Airborne Division during the unit's mission rehearsal exercise as it prepares for a deployment later this year.

  • Ansbach Child and Youth Services focuses on need while recognizing its own

    May 27, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" Accomplishment arrives from hard work, but it can deliver stress as well.

  • 'Big Fish' author chats with future writers

    May 27, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Only 15 minutes every day of writing was one of many bits of advice passed down to future writers by award-winning author and illustrator Daniel Wallace May 20 at the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's library on Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Kaiserslautern was the second to the last stop on Wallace's tour of eight Army installations in Italy, Belgium and Germany as part of the Army Europe Libraries' Conversations literary discussion series. The Installation Management Command-Europe Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored Wallace's tour.

  • Dancers take to stage for tailor-made show

    May 27, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - For the past 20 years, Christie has been bringing that fairy tale experience to the children enrolled in the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited ballet classes. Louis Hodge, who plays the emperor in this year's Heidelberg Youth Ballet Theater, couldn't say what part he enjoyed the most in Sunday's performance of "The Emperor and the Nightingale."

  • Kids spend a day in the life of Soldier-parents during 'boot camp'

    May 27, 2009

    At Heidelberg Middle School May 19, Chelsea Shivers and other classmates with deployed or recently redeployed parents got another chance to be like their Soldier parents - by participating in "Kids' Boot Camp."

  • Watervliet, Alcoa forge new bonds

    May 27, 2009

    In an extraordinary model of government and private industry cooperation, representatives from Alcoa Defense visited the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal this month to gain a better understanding of Army-owned research, development, and manufacturing. And there could be no better place for Alcoa, which is the world's leader in production and management of aluminum, to learn about government-owned manufacturing than at the nation's oldest, continuously active arsenal, the Watervliet Arsenal. Watervliet is the only DoD site where the design activity, BenAfAt Laboratories, is co-located with the production base, Watervliet Arsenal.

  • Former Mr. America, NYPD officer continues service

    May 27, 2009

    From the jungles of Vietnam to the streets of New York City to the deserts of Iraq, one noncommissioned officer has proven his dedication through decades of service.

  • Iraqi Army, Coalition forces remember fallen heroes through sports day

    May 27, 2009

    "Jamban Lej Jamb!" This Arabic phrase, which means "side-by-side," describes the goal for effective partnership that was adopted by the 4th Motor Transport Regiment, 4th Iraqi Army Division and Soldiers of 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. In keeping with the motto, Iraqi and BSB Soldiers honored the fallen heroes of the U.S. Army during a sports day event on Memorial Day, May 25.

  • LTAT accomplishes mission; Irwin Sustainers take control

    May 27, 2009

    DIYALA PROVINCE, Iraq - After working nine months with the Iraq Army's 5th Division, 3rd Line Regional Maintenance Company at Kirkush Military Training Base, the Logistical Training Advisory Team transferred the mission to several Soldiers from the 699th Maintenance Company here May 2.

  • Sustainers complete effort to furnish Iraqi Orphanage

    May 27, 2009

  • Korean Good Neighbor English Camp

    May 27, 2009

    Kyrsten McLaughlin, Seoul American high school student, teaches Kim, Tae-hyun, Gwanggok High School student (left), and Kim, Hyung-tae, Gyungmoon High School student (right), how to use a digital single lens reflex camera at a photography class, Yongsan Garrison, May 22. Sixty Korean students participated in the five-day long annual Good Neighbor English Camp hosted by the United States Forces Korea Public Affairs office this year.

  • Korean university students visit Yongsan Garrison

    May 27, 2009

    Students and staff from a Korean university received an orientation to Yongsan Garrison May 20 to understand better about what U.S. Army does in Korea as part of the U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Program.

  • Yongsan Memorial Day Block Party starts summer

    May 27, 2009

    Hundreds of Yongsan community members welcomed the summer of 2009 with a Memorial Day Block Party at the Main Post Club parking lot Saturday, May 23.

  • Multi-faceted motor sergeant helps train Soldiers in combatives

    May 27, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - "Being a non-commissioned officer is about leading, training and mentoring Soldiers," said Sgt. 1st Class Eric Helmer, battalion motor sergeant, 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade.

  • "Bedouin Express" fosters relations in Dhi Qar province

    May 27, 2009

  • No nail too small for the Mk3 Husky

    May 27, 2009

    In a war in which the most prevalent cause of death for troops is the improvised explosive device, the U.S. military constantly seeks to improve vehicles that safeguard the lives of servicemembers. Troops have driven the Husky, the premier vehicle in the U.S. Army Interim Vehicle Mounted Mine Detection Program, in Iraq since 2003. Because of its success in the battlefield, the upgraded Mk3 Husky is now being fielded in Afghanistan where an increasing amount of Soldiers arrive weekly.

  • 330th Trans hand over the keys

    May 27, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 330th Transportation Battalion from Fort Bragg, N.C., conducted a transfer of authority with the 49th Trans. Bn., out of Fort Hood, Texas, during a transfer of authority ceremony here May 16. For the past 15 months, the 330th Trans. Bn. provided logistics and distribution management across Iraq.

  • Fishing for Contestants

    May 27, 2009

  • Military Recognition Luncheon honors warriors

    May 26, 2009

    HONOLULU, Hawaii - (May 20, 2009) A celebration of Soldiers returning from war was the theme of this year's Hawaii Chamber of Commerce 24th Annual Military Recognition Luncheon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

  • ZAMA RESPONDERS ROLL OUT TO EXERCISE CBRNE AND AT/FP RESPONSE

    May 26, 2009

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan - A vehicle-borne explosive device detonates outside of a family high-rise apartment followed by the release of an unknown chemical compound.

  • U.S. Army North and Hurricane Response

    May 26, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> United States Army North (Fifth Army), the Army component of U.S. Northern Command, has been working with its partners to prepare for the June 1 start of hurricane season. During hurricanes and other disasters, the National Guard serves as a state first responder. When a state requests federal assistance, a primary agency - usually the Federal Emergency Management Agency - coordinates requested support from across various federal agencies, including Department of Defense. The Army may support civil authorities during disasters to save lives, alleviate suffering or mitigate great property damage. Typical federal military support includes non-law enforcement activities such as assisting with search and rescue, evacuation and transportation; providing potable water and ice; establishing temporary power, communications and shelter; providing medical support and logistics support; and providing an installation as a temporary FEMA staging or support base.

  • 'The Boss' Remembered

    May 26, 2009

    Sotry about memorial for MITT team member killed in Iraq.

  • Ordnance schools case colors at Aberdeen

    May 26, 2009

    The flags and guidons of the Headquarters, U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools, Ordnance Mechanical Maintenance School and Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School floated in the breeze as the Army's largest corps symbolically ended its 92-year stay at Aberdeen Proving Ground during its school colors casing ceremony at Ordnance Circle, May 8.

  • Researchers narrow Gulf War Syndrome causes

    May 26, 2009

    Research completed and analyzed over the past year has narrowed the underlying causes of Gulf War Syndrome to three factors.

  • President pays respect at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 26, 2009

    Thousands of people gathered at Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater Monday morning to hear President Barack Obama speak at the 2009 National Memorial Day Observance.

  • General Kevin P. Chilton, USSTRATCOM Commander, Visits U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site

    May 26, 2009

    Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, Commander of United States Strategic Command, visited U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site May 19 and 20, 2009 for mission area tours of the Reagan Test Site, KREMS suite and telemetry tours on Roi-Namur.

  • Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 26, 2009

    Since 1948, Soldiers from The Old Guard have taken part in Flags In. Flags In is an event held on the Thursday before Memorial Day. During Flags In, servicemembers in honor guards from each of the services place a small American flag at each gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery as a way to honor the sacrifices of veterans who have gone before them. On Memorial Day, President Barack Obama placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as a way to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the United States. After the wreath laying ceremony, Obama gave a speech in Memorial Ampitheater, where he urged all Americans to give something back to America in honor of those who gave their lives in defense of their country.

  • Community welcomes the Watervliet Arsenal back

    May 26, 2009

    After nine reductions in force at the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal since the early 1990s, it should not surprise anyone to see the community spirit of the Arsenal workforce to have declined in equal measure. But as the Troy Record's front page headline highlighted today, "Arsenal back in step," the Arsenal has rekindled the spirit.

  • Army Family Action Plan needs volunteers

    May 26, 2009

    The upcoming Fort Myer Military Community AFAP Conference will be held at Fort Myer Spates Community Club 25-26 August 2009. We are looking for delegates and other AFAP conference staff to represent the Fort Myer Military Community.

  • Army to celebrate 234th birthday

    May 26, 2009

    Ever since June 14, 1775, the U.S. Army has been defending America's liberty and to help celebrate its 234th birthday, Army commands will host a variety of events throughout June.

  • Picatinny 'rolls out' new version of SPARK IED-defeat product

    May 26, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - This year troops in Iraq and Afghanistan received improved technology to help them combat one of the greatest threats to Soldiers in theater.

  • New PCS program puts customers in driver's seat

    May 26, 2009

    With nearly 200,000 Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves expected in the approaching season, it is important for Department of Defense personnel to note several broad changes to the personal property shipment process.

  • Guard earns Tomb Identification Badge

    May 26, 2009

    Spc. Jonathan Pierce is awarded the Tomb Identification Badge by Col. Joseph Buche and Sgt. Maj. David Martel. Only 573 badges have been awarded since its creation in 1958. Pierce is accompanied by his mother.

  • School of Advanced Military Studies reflects and looks forward after 25 years

    May 26, 2009

    School of Advanced Military Studies graduation and 25th Anniversary story and photos.

  • Demonstration showcases new force protection equipment

    May 26, 2009

    The 2009 Force Protection Equipment Demonstration was held May 19-21 at the Stafford County Regional Airport to educate and demonstrate new capabilities and products.

  • Please Add a Title!

    May 26, 2009

    These pictures show, in progression, the first time a Lakota helicopter was used to drop military personnel into a lake. The training event took place at Fort Polk, Louisiana,

  • Fort Polk bids farewell to 142nd CSSB troops

    May 26, 2009

    The 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion stood at attention on Fort Polk's 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Field for the last time at their relocation ceremony May 19. This final goodbye precedes the battalion's move to Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • NFL Legend Visits Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade

    May 26, 2009

    Herschel Walker visits wounded Warriors at Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade in honor of Mental Health Month.

  • Black Jack Soldiers remembered for great leadership, service to country

    May 26, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - For the first time of this Iraqi deployment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's rear detachment command, held a memorial service May 21, at the Ironhorse Chapel on Fort Hood, Texas, for two of its own.

  • 1-44 ADA "Strikes Fast" in memory of fallen Soldier

    May 26, 2009

    Sergeant Javier Gonzales may have fallen, perishing during open heart surgery earlier this year, but his memory inspired his comrades to save lives. On May 21, 2009 the Soldiers of the 1st Battalion (AMD), 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment conducted an Army blood drive in his name, collecting over thirty units of blood to send to the battlefield to save others.

  • Picatinny recognizes Navy EOD for UXO removal

    May 26, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Four sailors from Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck were recognized for their efforts by Picatinny's garrison commander during a ceremony here April 17.

  • Declining numbers prompt Army to restructure WTUs

    May 26, 2009

    The Army is in the process of streamlining its 36 Warrior Transition Units between now and October by closing three WTUs and restructuring six others.

  • Pit strategy lifts Newman to 2nd place in Coke 600

    May 26, 2009

    The decision not to pit following a caution for rain on Lap 222 of the Coca-Cola 600 turned out to be a sound strategy for the Army team.

  • Fourth annual Hooray for Heroes

    May 26, 2009

  • Five Years of Skill

    May 26, 2009

    Photograph of Maybelline Smith, Quality Assurance Officer with Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood, as she is presented a certificate of appreciation for five years of service to the center by Lieutenant Colonel Ronny Fryar. Prior to her service as a Department of the Army Civilian she served as an enlisted Medical Technologist at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

  • SDDC gains Rapid Port Opening Elements

    May 26, 2009

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) welcomed two units into its family during a patch changing ceremony held May 15 at the command's Fort Eustis facility.

  • Massachusetts technology supporting America's servicemembers on display May 28

    May 26, 2009

    NATICK, Mass. - While it is well known that American troops are the best equipped military forces in the world, it is not as well known that much of the technology that provides this advantage originates from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • RDECOM Engineer Featured

    May 26, 2009

    RDECOM Electronics Engineer Mr. Rafael Casanova is being featured as a HENAAC Role Model of the Week on the HENACC homepage: http://www.henaac.org.

  • Two Fort Sam Houston ISR Soldiers win 2009 Hot Technologies Contest

    May 26, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Gabriel Wright and Spc. Brendan Beely of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, a subcommand of U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, recognized a problem, and invented a device for securing medical tubes and catheters intubated within a patient that will prevent damage to the incisors by locating separate bite blocks on the molars. Not expecting their "simple" solution to a medical problem would turn into a winning invention - the two Soldiers entered the Department of Defense 2009 Hot Technologies Contest and submitted an invention called a Medical Tube Securing Device.

  • Learning to Leverage New Media: The Israeli forces in recent conflicts

    May 26, 2009

    The contemporary media environment continues to change at an ever-accelerating pace, faster than most cold have imagined just 10 years ago. This acceleration has significant implications for today's media outlets and the military. New media is a case in point. It has been described as a combustible mix of 24/7 cable news, call-in radio and television programs, Internet bloggers and online web sties, cell phones and iPods. New media's meteoric rise and increasing pervasiveness dictate fresh terms for the culture of media engagement.

  • The US Army Chaplaincy

    May 26, 2009

    Chaplain (Major General) Douglas Carver.

  • Department of Defense

    May 26, 2009

  • Ready Army

    May 26, 2009

  • Army OneSource

    May 26, 2009

  • DOD Warrior Care

    May 26, 2009

  • Suicide Prevention

    May 26, 2009

  • Sexual Harassment / Assault Response Program (SHARP)

    May 26, 2009

  • Enhancing the Footprint: Stakeholders in Afghan Reconstruction

    May 26, 2009

    As Afghanistan is so clearly demonstrating, one reconstructs during conflict and stabilization, not after it. Reconstruction is in many ways the essential process that bridges conflict and stabilization." The necessities of reconstruction have frequently drawn the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) into activities that go well beyond its originally intended mission of providing direct security.

  • Army chief shares insights during Bagram visit

    May 26, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Afghanistan last month for the third time in a year and spoke on several issues affecting Soldiers.

  • Chief of Chaplains

    May 26, 2009

  • Third Army/USARCENT holds Memorial Day ceremony in Kuwait

    May 26, 2009

  • Third Army/USARCENT begins Lucky Warrior Exercise

    May 26, 2009

  • Class 59 graduates from Sergeants Major Academy

    May 26, 2009

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy graduated 614 senior noncommissioned officers from Sergeants Major Course at the Centennial Club on Fort Bliss May 21. Another 30 students graduated earlier this month due to the needs of the Army in the field.

  • Coalition forces return history to Iraq

    May 26, 2009

    TALLIL, Iraq - Coalition forces returned control of the ancient archaeological site Ur, the biblical birthplace of Abraham, back to Iraqi authorities here in a grand ceremony staged at the footstep of Ur's most famous artifact - the partially restored 4,100-year-old Ziggurat.

  • Obama honors servicemembers' ultimate sacrifices

    May 26, 2009

    President Barack Obama Monday hailed U.S. military members' unselfish service and willingness to lay down their lives on behalf of their fellow citizens during the annual Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Marksmen Master Small-Arms Skills at Grafenwoehr Training Area

    May 26, 2009

    7th Army JMTC's Small Arms Master Marksmanship Course familiarizes soldiers who work in non-combat MOS's with the Army individual and crew-served weapons systems.

  • Blackhorse Troopers gear up for Ranger Course

    May 25, 2009

    11th ACR conducts a Pre-Ranger Course to assess Soldiers interested in going to Ranger School. The students are given a taste of the 61-day course, crammed in to three days.

  • 'Army Helps Wounded Warriors Heal Closer to Home' - FRAGO 4 to EXORD 118-07 (Healing Warri

    May 25, 2009

    What is it' FRAGO 4 is the fourth "fragmentary order" issued from the Army Execute Order (EXORD) 118-07 (Healing Warriors) that established the Army Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP). FRAGO 4 refers to the Army's implementation of refined criteria and instructions for assignment to Warrior Transition Units (WTUs) that will result in more Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers recovering in their hometown, utilizing local civilian health care, but remaining under the supervision of Army unit leaders and medical case managers.

  • CBRNE Soldiers, Families developing Strong Bonds

    May 25, 2009

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