Archive: May 2009

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  • 'Education is About Doing and Being All You Can Be'

    May 21, 2009

    Some local schoolchildren got more than a visit from an Army general officer. They also received a lesson in following their dreams. AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles spoke to a sixth-grade class at Providence School for their Career Day. The day was put on by Army Materiel Command Forward, Equal Employment Office, as a part of their Adopt-A-School program. This program was established to motivate the children to think about their careers and futures.

  • AMCOM Office Claims Excellence Award

    May 21, 2009

    The Claims Division of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Aviation and Missile Command has a lot to be happy about. In addition to the renovations that changed the look of the place in September, they'll soon have a new treasure to hang on the freshly painted walls. They have been awarded the Judge Advocate General's Excellence in Claims Award for fiscal year 2008.

  • Commanders Welcome

    May 21, 2009

  • Career counselor aces communication skills

    May 21, 2009

    Year of the NCO feature about career counselor

  • Aircraft Landed for Open House Event

    May 21, 2009

    Helicopters and fixed wing aircraft were the hot commodities at the Aviation Technical Test Center's second annual open house May 14.

  • SDDC gains Rapid Port Opening Elements

    May 21, 2009

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) welcomed two units into its family in a patch changing ceremony held May 15 at the command's Fort Eustis facility, Bldg. 661. The ceremony signified the transfer of authority of the 688th and 689th from the 7th Sustainment Brigade to the 597th Transportation Terminal Group.

  • Army's 'Good Fit' Led to 30-Year Career

    May 21, 2009

    For 30 years, the Army was a "good fit" for Col. Tom Newman. And that fit has left a lasting mark on a man who had "no clue" that serving in the Army would encompass more than a way to pay for college and jump start a career.

  • Training center supports all post missions

    May 21, 2009

    The Fort McPherson U.S. Army Garrison Directorate of Information Management's Training and Support Center.

  • 84th Training Command NCO recognized at Fort McCoy during Asian-Pacific Month

    May 21, 2009

    The noncommissioned officer (NCO) recognized during the Asian-Pacific Heritage Month observance May 14 at Fort McCoy has served about 20 years around two deployments. Sgt. 1st Class Edward Robert of the 84th Training Command (Leader Readiness) served as a team leader during a deployment to Somalia, said Garrison Command Sergeant Major Command Sgt. Maj. M. Kevin Dubois. More recently, Robert deployed and served as an operations NCO and then as a combat patrol leader to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Armor Warfighting Conference

    May 21, 2009

  • Fort Campbell, local high school graduations broadcast via Web streaming

    May 21, 2009

    Local high school graduates can cross the stage knowing that deployed loved ones won't miss their proud moment. Upcoming graduation ceremonies for seven area schools will be broadcast live via Web streaming.

  • Fort Hood Family Member chosen as VFW Scout of the Year

    May 21, 2009

    Eagle Scout Justin Brundin has been selected as the Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Scout of the Year for 2008-2009. He is the son of retired Sergeant First Class Alec Brundin, who was assigned to the 410th Military Police Company and deployed to Iraq several times while at Fort Hood. The primary reason for Justin's selection was his coordination of a series of blood drives conducted at the Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood.

  • Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour makes Fort McCoy visit

    May 21, 2009

    "Thank you for what you are doing. We appreciate what you are doing. It is an honor for us to be here." Those were the words of Mark Murphy, president of the Green Bay Packers National Football League team, when he addressed about 180 Soldiers at Multipurpose Urban Training Site (MUTS) North and also 105 cadets at the Wisconsin Army National Guard ChalleNGe Academy at Fort McCoy.

  • Speakers highlight packed conference

    May 21, 2009

    A condensation of five senior Army leaders' speeches at the Armor Warfighting Conference at Fort Knox

  • Fort McCoy Year of the NCO speaker used training as springboard

    May 21, 2009

    No detail is too small to overlook in combat because Soldiers don't get second chances, said a Soldier who often is described as an American hero by his peers and superiors and who used mobilization training at Fort McCoy as a springboard to success during a deployment.

  • First Army honors spouses

    May 21, 2009

    Mary Miller, second from left, wife of the First Army commanding general, Lt. Gen. Thomas G. Miller, gets help cutting the Spouse's Appreciation Day Cake May 8 at First Army headquarters. Joining are, from left, Marilyn Walker, wife of Maj. Mack Walker, an action officer with G-5, Plans; Yasmin Helal-Barber, wife of Maj. James Barber, an action officer with G-7, Aviation; and Daniel Swacina, husband of Col. Kathleen Swacina, the G-6.

  • Go Live! Army Depot Fires Up LMP

    May 21, 2009

    The Corpus Christi Army Depot went live here at 5 a.m. May 14, with the Logistics Modernization Program, an innovative enterprise resource planning package specifically designed for the Army. In partnership with Computer Science Corporation, CCAD replaced their 35-year-old logistics Standard Depot System used to manage operations. This was the largest SAP deployment worldwide to date, which added 5000 users. It's the second implementation by Army Materiel Command - CCAD's major command.

  • The United States Army Field Band

    May 21, 2009

    Musical selection by the Jazz Ambassadors - America's Big Band.

  • Preventing pests, disease part of prevention professionals' post

    May 21, 2009

    The U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine-South, although dwarfed by the massive organizations (such as U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Central and U.S. Army Reserve Command) it shares Fort McPherson with, plays an important role in maintaining the wellness of the staff of these organizations, as well as the health of the entire military community in the southeastern United States.

  • Logistics Modernization Program Arrives On-Site

    May 21, 2009

    The Aviation and Missile Command ushered in a new era of customer service on May 11 with a ribbon-cutting opening the Logistics Modernization Program Site Command Center in building 5304. LMP is an enterprise resource planning software solution used to address all business practices associated with moving goods from industry to the Soldier. LMP replaces two software systems - the Commodity Command Standard System and the Standard Depot System - in addition to smaller software systems used at AMCOM, Corpus Christi Army Depot and Letterkenny Army Depot.

  • Co-author of POW-MIA book continues to remind others to 'never forget'

    May 21, 2009

    Evelyn Fowler Grubb went from housewife to activist when her husband, Capt. Wilmer Newlin "Newk" Grubb, disappeared in Vietnam. During that time, the care of her sons was left to a man who today works at U.S. Army Forces Command. FORSCOM employee and former Soldier Bruce R. Carlson and his family met Grubb in the early 1970s while assigned at Fort Lee, Va. Carlson and his wife, Sharon, took care of Grubb's four boys while the Air Force wife worked tirelessly to find out more about her missing husband.

  • Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division, changes command

    May 21, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Todd T. Semonite (left) accepts the command flag from Lt. Gen. Robert L. VanAntwerp, chief of engineers, symbolizing the change of command for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division, in a ceremony held May 1 on Fort McPherson's Hedekin Field. Semonite took command of the corps' southeast region, which is responsible for water resources and military construction in eight states.

  • Military officials present book to military children

    May 21, 2009

    The "Children of Valor" book is created to honor the children who have a parent who was killed or died as a result of the War on Terror since 9/11 and now rests in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Gen. Casey's 2009 Memorial Day Message

    May 21, 2009

    Chief of Staff Gen. Casey takes a few moments to offer words of support and encouragement for Soldiers, Civilians, contractors and their families around the world as we look toward Memorial Day.

  • First Army event includes moves, music, bit of fire

    May 21, 2009

    Faleni Mageo decides to have a hot meal for lunch. Mageo was performing with "The Magical Fires of Polynesia Dancers" during First Army's Asian-Pacific heritage celebration May 8 at Fort Gillem. The dance troupe has entertained First Army personnel for the past three years as part of First Army's Asian-Pacific heritage celebration.

  • Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury visits Redstone Arsenal

    May 21, 2009

    Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, U.S. Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, visited Redstone Arsenal, Ala., May 15 and toured the AMC and U.S. Army Security Assistance Command transitional facilities and the construction site of the new headquarters buildings.

  • Carrahee valorous awards ceremony

    May 21, 2009

    The 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Currahee), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will hold a Brigade Military Awards Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. May 28 at the 4th Brigade headquarters on Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • 716th MP BN to honor fallen on Memorial Day

    May 21, 2009

    Officers from the 716th Military Police Battalion from Fort Campbell will hold a Memorial Day Wreath Laying ceremony at the Nashville National Cemetery Monday at 9:15 a.m.

  • Congressional balance

    May 21, 2009

    Katherine Long, who works for U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., balances across one of the obstacles on the Confidence Course May 14. More than 40 congressional staffers visited Fort Jackson to gain insight on Basic Combat Training operations.

  • Paying tribute to the military: Fort Jackson celebrates Armed Forces Day

    May 21, 2009

    Thousands of visitors to Fort Jackson's 59th Armed Forces Day celebration were treated to historic and current displays, re-enactments, a parade and other fun activities, featuring all branches of service and a special appearance by the Tuskegee Airmen.

  • Driver makes Fort Jackson 'pit stop'

    May 21, 2009

  • Fort Jackson leads way in green energy

    May 21, 2009

    Fort Jackson has taken a major step in its efforts to embrace "green" technology with the installation of 10 hydrogen fuel cells, which will serve as a back-up power source for three on-post facilities.

  • Memorial Day means different things to all

    May 21, 2009

    When you think of Memorial Day, what comes to mind' For those who work, it may mean a three-day weekend; for kids, it may mean the local swimming pool opens; for others, it means barbecue in the backyard or family gatherings as the unofficial beginning of summer. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed May 5, 1868, by Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, as a day to remember those who died during the Civil War. It was originally known as "Decoration Day" and was first observed May 30, 1868. Until 1971, Memorial Day was observed each year on May 30; it now falls on the last Monday of May and recognizes all Americans who have died in military service. Many fire and police departments also observe Memorial Day to recognize their own fallen members.

  • All in the family: Post leadership makes FRGs top priority

    May 21, 2009

    Fort Jackson's Family Readiness Groups will soon have a new place to call home. Michelle Jordan, Family Readiness Support Assistant for the Office of the Commanding General, said a new FRG building, located next to Darby Field, should be ready to use by June 1.

  • COMMENTARY: FRG provides information, friendship

    May 21, 2009

    When I arrived in Germany almost five years ago, it was my first time out of the country and my first experience with the Army. Not unlike many military couples, two weeks after our wedding, my husband left for his first duty station. I followed a few months later.

  • Fort Jackson Troopz courts young talent

    May 21, 2009

    Chelsa Thompson, a program assistant with Child, Youth and School Service's Youth Sports and Fitness division, said she remembers picking up a basketball for the first time at 3 years old. When her husband was assigned to Fort Jackson last year, she decided to bring the sport she loves to her new job.

  • AAFES upgrades Fort Jackson services

    May 21, 2009

    "Cadre Wednesdays" have arrived at Fort Jackson. This week, AAFES stores, eateries, malls and shoppettes began offering promotional sales, product demonstrations, drawings and food specials aimed at the Soldiers, family members and retirees who regularly use post facilities.

  • Solid support is Lopez' motivation

    May 21, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Gabriel Lopez advises junior enlisted Soldiers not to worry about promotions. Lopez has found that a solid support network of family and co-workers has been the best motivator.

  • Polo match highlights game, Wounded Warrior program

    May 21, 2009

    It's been called the 'sport of kings,' but May 16 at Hedekin Field on Fort McPherson, the day's polo match was for the selfless servants of the United States armed forces. The exhibition, which pitted six players, three representing an Army team and three a Marine team, was part of the post's celebration of Armed Forces Day.

  • Holocaust Survivor Tells Story of Apathy, Death

    May 21, 2009

    Even at 89 years old, Charles Stein has not forgotten how it feels to have the door of opportunity and future possibilities shut slowly before his own eyes. He will never forget how he narrowly escaped death at the hands of the Nazis while waiting for immigration papers. He will never forget that his parents' denial of danger - the shutting of their eyes toward the hatred and injustice around them -- led to their own death. He will never forget the price the world paid when the evil Hitler regime ran rampant in Europe. And Charles Stein wants to make sure the rest of the world remembers along with him.

  • G-1 addresses personnel issues before Congress

    May 21, 2009

    The Army will continue to rely on vital personnel programs to relieve stress on the force, said the Army's G-1 during testimony on Capitol Hill, May 20.

  • Intern Changes Suit, Continues Mission

    May 21, 2009

    Vera Ousley has always enjoyed helping people. After 20 years helping Soldiers as a servicemember, she is continuing the job as a civilian in the Garrison Intern Program. "I've always liked working with and helping people," Ousley said. "My interest has always been in that."

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT Legal NCO dubbed outstanding enlisted of Pike Peak Region

    May 21, 2009

    A Soldier from U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Staff Sgt. Nicholas A. Brown garnered the title of Outstanding Enlisted in Category Two (E-5 and E-6) during the 2009 Armed Forces Day Luncheon on May 15.

  • Georgian minister shares insights of conflict with CGSC students

    May 21, 2009

    One recent international graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College is putting his military knowledge to immediate use. First Deputy Prime Minister of Defense of Georgia Vladimer Chachibaia talked to Intermediate Level Education students May 14. Chachibaia provided students his personal insights into the August 2008 conflict between Russia and Georgia.

  • Fort Leavenworth MPs train on detainee database, tracking systems

    May 21, 2009

    The 705th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalion is the first active-duty unit in the continental U.S. to have the BATS and DIMS systems, and training on these systems will better prepare the battalion for their deployment to Iraq later this year. First fielded in the 1990s, the Biometric Automated Toolset System is a computer program that identifies people and generates a computer record of an individual that populates a secure, globally accessible database. BATS consists of a laptop, camera and fingerprint scanner, and the 705th will use BATS as one of the first steps in identifying and in-processing new detainees. The Detainee Information Management System tracks information on individual detainees, cells and cellblocks.

  • Charleston to Kandahar: Joint effort delivers much needed airlift for Army

    May 21, 2009

    In April, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Military Sealift Command, and Air Mobility Command transported 100 new and recently refurbished Black Hawk, Apache, Chinook and Kiowa Warrior helicopters from the U.S. East Coast to the Middle East - a move that doubled the number of U.S. military helicopters in Afghanistan.

  • News/Public and Congressional Affairs

    May 21, 2009

  • Sova assumes UAS responsibilities

    May 21, 2009

    The Training and Doctrine Capability Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TCM UAS) ensures that UAS capabilities are current and meet the needs of its users, such as ground commanders. Col. Robert J. Sova assumed this responsibility from Col. Jeffrey T. Kappenman May 15 during a change of charter ceremony here in the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • TACOM celebrates Armed Forces Day with historical groundbreaking ceremony

    May 21, 2009

    TACOM hosts Armed Forces Day celebration and groundbreaking ceremony for several major TACOM construction projects at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Mich.

  • U.S. Army Materiel Command launches full online presence

    May 21, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command can now be found on many of your favorite social media Web sites including Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, iReport, LinkedIn and Twitter.

  • Fort Leavenworth selects top Soldier, NCOAca,!E+of Year

    May 21, 2009

    Sgt. Jovan Luna and Spc. Thomas Rincon were named the winners of the Fort Leavenworth 2009 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition in a ceremony May 15 at the Frontier Conference Center. A total of six competitors, three NCOs and three Soldiers, demonstrated their abilities in the Army Physical Fitness Test, land navigation, weapons qualification and Warrior Training Tasks during the competition May 11-15. Each competitor was also required to complete a written examination and oral knowledge assessment board.

  • Redstone Destroying Leftover Chemical Agents

    May 21, 2009

    Community leaders and emergency services administrators were invited to Redstone on May 13 to see how the Army is disposing of Chemical Agent Identification Sets thought to contain small amounts of diluted liquid mustard chemical agent. Two steel containers holding 25-32 glass bottles, designed to hold 4 ounces of liquid, were discovered on post in 1994 and 1995. Through X-rays, technicians have determined that some of the bottles inside still contain liquid, while others do not. The bottles date back to the early days of the Arsenal. During World War II, Soldiers used Chemical Agent Identification Sets, comprised of these small bottles, to learn about chemical identification and decontamination. After the war, the Army disposed of these in the accepted manner of the time.

  • Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 21, 2009

    A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at 11 a.m. and will be followed by an observance program in Memorial Amphitheater.

  • Race aids in team selection for Armywide competition

    May 21, 2009

    Fort Rucker Soldiers vied for a spot on the post 10-miler team May 16, as they competed in the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation's 10-mile run.

  • 'Old Warriors' welcome new commander

    May 21, 2009

    Army's largest battalion with 2,500 Soldiers welcomed Lt. Col. Mikael R. Ash during a change of command ceremony at Fort Rucker's Howze Field May 14.

  • Hammerhead Brigade Completes Hammer Focus

    May 21, 2009

    Soldiers of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division completed Hammer Focus, the brigade's largest field training event at Fort Benning, Ga., May 18.

  • Young athletes lace up for kids' run

    May 21, 2009

    Grey skies with teasing sprays of rain did little to deter young athletes lined up for the 24th annual Armed Forces Kids Run at Pullen Field Saturday morning. The run coincides with Armed Forces Day, which is celebrated on the third Saturday in May each year.

  • Patton statue is rededicated at West Point

    May 21, 2009

    Photo and caption of Patton Statue rededications at West Point

  • Hot summer expected at Wood Theater

    May 21, 2009

    Summer fun is around the corner and part of that excitement revolves around what movies will be hitting the big screen this year. Starting June 1, Wood Theater expands its schedule to seven days, as opposed to its current five-nights-a-week. According to theater manager Jim McKane, Jr., who has headed the theater since 2007, the move will be on a trial basis and include a 3:30 p.m. matinee on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, in addition to evening showings of 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

  • Cemetery clean-up honors those who came before us

    May 21, 2009

    At 6 a.m. Saturday, CWO2 Clint Harris began mowing Woodlawn Cemetery while his son, Jason, raked leaves. By 8 a.m. about 50 others had joined him from Fort Belvoir, Woodlawn United Methodist Church and Fort Belvoir Elementary School. They were there to clean the cemetery and honor veterans buried there by placing flags at each headstone in honor of Memorial Day.

  • Oregon Senate Staffers Visit 41st at Fort Stewart

    May 21, 2009

    The Senators from Oregon sent their staff to check the living conditions, training support, and overall morale of the nearly 3,000 Oregon National Guard Soldiers conducting post-mobilization training at Fort Stewart, May 15.

  • Safety takes center stage during annual event

    May 21, 2009

    Residents from around Belvoir turned out in support of Safety Day May 14 at Specker Field House - a day set aside to acknowledge the various organizations and individuals that make safety their number one priority.

  • USMA graduates celebrated during alumni exercises

    May 21, 2009

    Story and photos about West Point Distinguished Grad Awards and alumni exercises

  • Columbia High Students Train for Emergency

    May 21, 2009

    If a disaster hit their high school, most teens wouldn't know what to do until emergency responders arrived on the scene. Thanks to the Teen Community Emergency Response Team training they have completed, the JROTC students at Columbia High are prepared to assist their classmates and teachers until help arrives.

  • 3rd ID Honors Fallen Law Officers

    May 21, 2009

    The sorrowful wails of Scottish bagpipes playing "Amazing Grace," the rhythmic cadence of a 21-gun salute, and a heart-wrenching rendition of "Taps" were heard by attendees at the Law Enforcement Memorial held at Marne Gardens on Fort Stewart, May 15.

  • Hinesville Reserve Chaplain Honored, Awarded Purple Heart

    May 21, 2009

    More than 200 hundred Soldiers, political figures and community members assembled in Marne Chapel May 16, to witness Chap. (Maj.) Larry Shaw receive the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Badge and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.

  • West Point, area law enforcement host child seat safety inspection

    May 21, 2009

    Story and photo about childe safety seat event at West Point

  • Quartermaster Center and School Reaches Retention Goal

    May 21, 2009

    For the fourth straight year, the QMC&S reenlisted enough Soldiers not only to reach its retention goal but to reach it early.

  • Last Block of Instruction for NCO

    May 21, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Deborah Wesley will step into a new era of fashion when she retires next month after more than 35 years' service in the U.S. Army Reserve.A,A The 59-year-old will don her civvies on a full-time basis for the first time since the early 1970s.A,A

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    May 21, 2009

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  • New strategy treats Afghanistan, Pakistan as integrated theater

    May 21, 2009

    WASHINGTON - The new strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan treats the area as an integrated theater of operations, the Defense Department's policy chief said today.

  • Marking the Berlin Airlift's end

    May 21, 2009

    The 60th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Blockade was commemorated May 12 in Frankfurt. It was a smaller and more somber ceremony than the events of 11 months ago celebrating the 60th anniversary of the onset of the Berlin Airlift. The focus of the day was the heroism of those involved in the massive humanitarian undertaking and the forging of a friendship between former enemies.

  • Spouses dig season's bounty

    May 21, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "I'm going to go out and pick some Spargel." That's what Leslie Suddeth and 20 other Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club members did May 13 at the Bauer Lipp farm in Weiterstadt, Germany.

  • Cav Soldiers help Firra Shia villagers during food drop

    May 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The Annihilators of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, did their part to help local villagers here during a humanitarian food drop with the Iraqi Army in the village of Firra Shia, west of Baghdad, on May 17.

  • Engineers making a home at Carver

    May 20, 2009

  • 1st Air Cav arrives in Iraq

    May 20, 2009

  • 4BCT, Liberty Housing partner up for better community

    May 20, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - It was a promised, one-hour meeting of the different Liberty Village Housing Area community leaders and its residents who packed into a cramped community center to discuss current and upcoming policy changes during their quarterly town hall meeting May 18, within Kouma Housing Area on Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Students get unexpected visitors

    May 20, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-Children from the small, rural primary school in Shubaykah attend school in less-than-ideal conditions. The 52 students who attend school are using outdated textbooks and suffer from a shortage of necessary supplies, like pencils, paper and notebooks.

  • U.S. and Iraqi partners share recognition

    May 20, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Partnership is the term used by U.S. military officials to describe the cooperative relationship between Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army soldiers and U.S. Soldiers following the Security Agreement signed between the two countries January 1. This includes daily missions maintaining security in Kirkuk province, and it also means sharing in accomplishments.

  • Strengthening bonds with medals, soccer

    May 20, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Nine Iraqi Police in Kirkuk city received U.S. Army Achievement Medals, awarded by 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, May 14, at two IP stations in the city.

  • Temple railroad museum's family fun day honors Hood

    May 20, 2009

    TEMPLE, Texas - The torrential downpour didn't stop Temple resident, Steven Castro and his 14-year-old son Jacob from attending Temple's Railroad and Heritage Museum's Military Appreciation and Family Fun Day May 16, in Temple, Texas.

  • Teaching Iraqi Soldiers to 'buy minutes' for casualties

    May 20, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Pennsylvania Guardsmen showed Iraqi Army Soldiers here, May 17, that a basic level of care can sustain an injured comrade until more advanced medical aid is available.

  • A wet future for Saab al-Bour

    May 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The Directorate General of Water Resources for Baghdad, Thair Dahri, visited Pump Station One in Saab al-Bour, May 16, to encourage students learning new skills and see firsthand the recent increase in irrigation.

  • U.S. Soldiers train IPs on first aid

    May 20, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - Iraqi Policemen at the Tarmiyah Police Station here, learned some useful techniques in first aid from Soldiers of the 591st Military Police Company, 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, May 16.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Full Operational Capability

    May 20, 2009

    What is it' The 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC), activated in 2006, is one of three theater-level sustainment commands in the active Army. The 8th TSC plans, prepares, deploys, and executes operational logistics within an assigned Joint Operations Area in the Pacific theater. The TSC can deploy elements of multiple Sustainment Brigades, and maintains command and control of operational level logistics, distribution and sustainment in theater.

  • Intelligence coming from the ground up

    May 20, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, MOSUL, Iraq - The U.S. Army has begun out fitting units with a new intelligence gathering and distributing system as they prepare for deployment.

  • 84th Engineers lay the blueprints for exceptional leadership among Iraqi Army engineers

    May 20, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, MOSUL, Iraq - In a small classroom, an Iraqi Army Soldier, or Jundi, stands before his class, explaining the breakdown of information needed for a platoon to meet their objective.

  • Ninewah Iraqi Police fulfill Ministry of Interior's IP training requirement, setting the stage

    May 20, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - Iraqi Police recruits formed up in platoons as dignitaries and guests gathered at a parade field at the Mosul Public Service Academy on May 11 to celebrate achievements of the class graduating from basic police training.

  • Commander condemns Iraq's enemies for violence in Mosul

    May 20, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - A senior U.S. commander in Mosul appeared on a local television talk show May 17, refuting charges that U.S. forces fire indiscriminately on local civilians.

  • 1st/7th/2nd Iraqi Army distributes trust and confidence to western Mosul neighborhood

    May 20, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, MOSUL, Iraq - In an effort to further legitimize the Iraqi Security Forces, B Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division provided security for 1st Bn., 7th Bde., 2nd Iraqi Army Div. while they conducted a humanitarian aid drop May 9 in the western Mosul neighborhood of Domiz.

  • Sugar Land police officer promotes D.A.R.E. with Iraq slant

    May 20, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, MOSUL, Iraq - A police officer entered a junior high school in her district. Wearing her bullet proof vest and carrying her 9mm pistol, she resembled police officers throughout the country; friendly and smiling, easy to talk to. Hailing from Sugar Land, Texas, her southern accent drew her audience close to hear what she had to say.

  • Iraqi National Police, Warhorse Battalion knock on "Old Town's" doors

    May 20, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - Insurgents thought they'd found a haven in Old Town, a neighborhood on the west side of Mosul, and the city's oldest area, but on April 15 the Mosul Iraqi National Police Brigade and 3rd "Warhorse" Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division joined forces and kicked off an operation to sweep, clear and census in this area.

  • NCOs inducted into Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame

    May 20, 2009

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- The Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame inducted two noncommissioned officers during a ceremony at the Lewis and Clark Center, May 19. Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Smith and Sgt. Maj. William McBryar joined the only other NCO in the 95-member Hall of Fame, 1st Sgt. Percival Lowe, who served at Fort Leavenworth from 1849 to 1859.

  • Fort Stewart Celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage in May

    May 20, 2009

    Soldiers, Families and friends were treated to dancing, drums, and martial arts, showcasing the diverse tradition of the Asian-Pacific heritage during a program sponsored by 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart, May 11. The theme for this year's Asian-Pacific American heritage observance was leadership to meet the challenges of a changing world.

  • Hugh Casey Award Presented to Best 2/7 Inf. Regt. NCO

    May 20, 2009

    Staff Sergeant Johnny Merriweather of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment received the Hugh Casey Award, May 15, outside the 2/7 Inf. Regt. headquarters for his actions over the last year. The award is given every year and highlights the best noncommissioned officer in the entire 7th Infantry Regiment.

  • 1/15 Inf. Regt. Soldiers Represent 3rd ID in Best Ranger Competition

    May 20, 2009

    Four Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, took it upon themselves to represent their battalion, brigade and division in the 26th Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, May 8.

  • Top Students Merit Awards from Women's Club

    May 20, 2009

    At a time when many students and their parents anguish over how to pay for college expenses, one organization on Redstone Arsenal is helping to find a way to ease the burden for military families. Culminating a year of fund-raising, the Officer and Civilian Women's Club distributed $8,750 in merit awards during a dinner ceremony May 12 at the Officers and Civilians Club. Six students received the awards which ranged from $1,000 to $2,000.

  • Army migrating computers to Vista

    May 20, 2009

    The Army is migrating all of its Windows-based computers to Microsoft's Vista operating system to bolster Internet security and standardize its information systems.

  • Carson Soldiers step up for Special Olympics

    May 20, 2009

    Fort Carson Soldiers from the 43rd Sustainment Brigade volunteer and help out with a Special Olympics meet in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Logistics Assistance Reps Lauded

    May 20, 2009

    Six deployments. That's how many times Byron Lewis has been "in the sand box" with America's Soldiers. As a Logistics Assistance Representative with AMCOM's Integrated Materiel Management Center, Lewis has deployed to Iraq six times from Fort Bragg, N.C., since March 2003. During those deployments, he has provided support to the 117th Cavalry of Fort Campbell, Ky.; the 26th Cavalry of Hawaii; and the 16th Cavalry of Fort Carson, Colo., since March 2003.

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