Archive: May 2009

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  • Resource Center

    May 13, 2009

  • TRADOC Briefing Room

    May 13, 2009

  • Drill Sergeants Educate Students on Army Values

    May 13, 2009

    The Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion partnered with the Milwaukee Bucks to draw 18 top athlete students from Wisconsin's high school for an Army athletic challenge. Drill sergeants from the Mobile Exhibitor Drill Sergeant Program led the students through the challenge and discussed the importance of the Army values.

  • North Dakota Guard says partnership critical to Ghana

    May 13, 2009

    It is critical that the leaders of Ghana recognize the importance of the National Guard's State Partnership Program and that it continues in the west African country, a senior Guard official told reporters.

  • Screenings help redeploying Soldiers with stress

    May 13, 2009

    To help identify problems not easily seen, the Army has developed the Post Deployment Health Reassessment, or PDHRA, to evaluate Soldiers returning from a combat zone.

  • Testimony Details Pentagon, VA Plans for Wounded Warriors

    May 13, 2009

    Testimony Details Pentagon, VA Plans for Wounded Warriors

  • Hasta la Vista: Army to implement new operating system

    May 13, 2009

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

  • Fort Lewis Warrior Transition Battalion Hosts Paralympics Sports Camp

    May 13, 2009

    Fort Lewis Warrior Transition Battalion Hosts Paralympics Sports Camp

  • Obama Kicks Off Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride

    May 13, 2009

    Obama Kicks Off Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride

  • Regional recruiters help disabled veterans find Veteran Affairs jobs

    May 13, 2009

    Regional recruiters help disabled veterans find Veteran Affairs jobs

  • TRICARE Publishes New Behavioral Health Resource Guide

    May 13, 2009

    TRICARE Publishes New Behavioral Health Resource Guide

  • Turning Hope Into Reality-Traumatic Brain Injury Research at the VA

    May 13, 2009

    Turning Hope Into Reality-Traumatic Brain Injury Research at the VA

  • Asymmetric Warfare Warrior of the Year

    May 13, 2009

    Master Sgt. Ben Boyce, an operations specialist with the Asymmetric Warfare Group, was named the unit's "Asymmetric Warfare Warrior of the Year" during a ceremony held May 6.

  • H1N1 letter from the Commander

    May 13, 2009

    Dear Families and Soldiers of The Old Guard: I realize the recent outbreak of the H1N1 "Swine Influenza" has many people concerned about the safety and health of themselves and their loved ones. Our leaders and members of our chain-of-command are watching the situation carefully.

  • Asymmetric Warfare Group celebrates Warrior Week

    May 13, 2009

    The Asymmetric Warfare Group held its 2009 Warrior Week May 4 to 8 to establish and celebrate traditions associated with warrior traits unique to AWG, as well as build teamwork, esprit de corps and camaraderie.

  • Commentary: Pausing for flag a small sacrifice

    May 13, 2009

    Tradition. It is one of Fort Jackson's hallmarks. Before training and transformation, it is the first underlying pillar of Fort Jackson's Vision Statement - "a proud legacy of training and inspiring American Soldiers...." If we believe this, then why do we frequently overlook a common Army tradition' You know this time-honored military custom to which I refer. It happens every day at Fort Jackson - the posting and lowering of the flag.

  • All-female team swings onto post

    May 13, 2009

    Among numerous military accolades and achievements, Fort Jackson might have another first. Mercy Rule, an all-female intramural softball team, has arrived on post. The team, made up of military spouses, started its season this spring.

  • Installation Planning Board convenes

    May 13, 2009

    Leaders from several on-post military and civilian organizations met May 7 at the Post Conference Room to constitute Fort Jackson's Installation Planning Board.

  • DSoY credits family for success

    May 13, 2009

    During the past eight years - especially when Sgt. 1st Class Michael Cavezza deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 his family has kept him motivated.

  • Commentary: Battlefield visit more than a simple trip

    May 13, 2009

    Last week, I had the opportunity to join other Soldiers and company commanders of the 171st Infantry Brigade on a trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield. This was an awesome opportunity and a great learning experience for everyone.

  • Asian Pacific Heritage Month luncheon set

    May 13, 2009

    More than 20 Asian Pacific countries will be recognized at Fort Jackson's annual heritage month luncheon May 20. May is Asian American Heritage month. The contributions of Asian Pacific Americans will be remembered and celebrated with food, entertainment and guest speaker Aumua Amata.

  • Fort Meade Soldier makes All-Army Triathlon team

    May 13, 2009

    Capt. Julia Bryan, a project officer for the Defense Program Support Activity on Fort Meade, was one of only six female Soldiers selected for this year's All-Army Triathlon team. Ten male Soldiers were also chosen. The team will represent the Army in the Armed Forces Triathlon on May 30 at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, Ca. The ninth annual event will bring together triathlon teams from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines to compete against each other in an Olympic-distance race comprised of a 1,500-meter swim followed by a 40-kilometer bike and 10k run.

  • 171st Soldiers get lesson in history

    May 13, 2009

    How many historians do we have in here'" Col. Jeffrey Sanderson, chief of staff, asked a group of company, battalion and brigade leaders last week. When only a few of the Soldiers in attendance raised their hands, Sanderson repeated the question, until every hand was raised. Everyone wearing a U.S. Army uniform, he said, should be a historian.

  • Army Soldier Show brings sophistication, glitz

    May 13, 2009

    The U.S. Army Soldier show took place May 6 at the Fort Meade Pavilion. Presented to 46 installations over six months, the U.S. Army Soldier Show debuted April 24 and will end Nov. 4. Soldiers audition from throughout the Army. The fast-paced production features 40 songs including toe-tapping group numbers and strong vocals by the 18 performers, who also set up and tear down the elaborate sets.

  • Fort Monmouth celebrates Military Appreciation Month and Military Spouse Appreciation Day

    May 13, 2009

    Fort Monmouth celebrates Military Appreciation Month and Military Spouse Appreciation Day

  • First Cavalry troops mount up to patrol Sadr City

    May 13, 2009

    BAGHDAD - With the implementation of a Security Agreement between Coalition forces and the Government of Iraq in January, CF began their plans to move out of Iraq's cities. However before this happens, CF troops will continue their work patrolling the streets to assist with security and lessen threats from improvised explosive devices and terrorists.

  • Like father like son: 8th MP Soldiers keep family tradition on Camp Liberty

    May 13, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The American Heritage Dictionary defines "tradition" as "a mode of thought or behavior followed by a people continuously from generation to generation; a custom or usage."

  • Army names male 'Athlete of Year'

    May 13, 2009

    Capt. Shawn Dodge, commander of Headquarters and Operations Company, 732nd Military Intelligence Battalion, has been selected as the Army's 2008 male Athlete of the Year for his running ability.

  • Paratroopers, IA hang rounds

    May 13, 2009

  • Parking lot closures

    May 13, 2009

  • Commander highlights progress north of Baghdad

    May 13, 2009

    Col. Marc Ferraro, commander of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, told Iraqi journalists, May 12, that his Pennsylvania Army National Guard Soldiers, working alongside Iraqi Security Forces, have improved security in the Taji and Tarmiyah regions, north of Baghdad.

  • RIA-JMTC rolls out first FRAG Kit 6

    May 13, 2009

    The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center rolled the newest armor kit to protect our warfighters Friday. The Fragmentation Kit Six or FRAG Kit 6, is the latest armor protection set for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs M1151 HMMWV.

  • Two Medical Service Corps Officers Awarded MacArthur Leadership Award

    May 13, 2009

    Two officers of the Army Medical Service Corps were among 28 company-grade Army officers recognized with General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Awards during a ceremony at the Pentagon on May 8.

  • Logistics awards recognize the best in the Army

    May 13, 2009

    Congratulations to the winners and runners-up of the Army's 2009 Logistics Excellence Awards.

  • No Current Media Advisories

    May 13, 2009

    There are no current Media Advisories

  • Army, Air Force Partnership at Scania

    May 13, 2009

    CONVOY SUPPORT CENTER SCANIA, Iraq - Thirteen Airmen partner with Soldiers here every month to support convoy operations between Kuwait and Baghdad.

  • MacArthur awards go to company leaders reflecting duty, honor, country

    May 13, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. presented 28 Soldiers with the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award at a Pentagon ceremony Friday.

  • DoD identifies 4 Soldiers killed in Camp Victory slayings

    May 13, 2009

    Military officials identified four soldiers who were killed in a shooting at a combat stress center at Camp Liberty, Iraq.

  • Army requires different leaders to fight irregular wars, general says

    May 13, 2009

    The Army will require a different type of leader in the fight against terrorism and other kinds of irregular warfare, the Army's top troop trainer said Tuesday.

  • 1st Armored Division marks change in command

    May 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Slightly more than two years after assuming command of 1st Armored Division and leading the division and Multinational Division North in Iraq for more than 14 months, Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling handed over the reins to incoming commander, Maj. Gen. Terry A. Wolff.

  • Special Olympics Spring Games: Kaiserslautern, German Police Academy co-host 800 athletes

    May 13, 2009

    An encouraging, great-feeling moment is how Lt. Col. Trevor Shaw described watching his daughters from the finish line at the 50-meter wheelchair-assisted race May 6 at the Special Olympics Spring Games at the German Police Academy here.

  • Cadets go from green to gold during Army commissioning program

    May 13, 2009

    HONOLULU - "This is really the best leadership program there is out there," said Cadet Capt. Mary Fulgencio. "It really teaches you how to run things and be able to figure out how to tackle issues you don't think you would ever come across."

  • Army embraces social media at conference

    May 13, 2009

    More than 500 military and civilian public affairs operators from across the Army met May 4-6 for the 2009 Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium. The goal of the forum was "operationalizing informational engagement."

  • Bunco rolls 'big time' at the Tropics during Family Fun Fridays

    May 12, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 50 Soldiers and family members were ready to roll the dice as they gathered at the Tropics, here, for an exciting game of "Bunco."

  • Keiki learn bike safety

    May 12, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Brody Christensen, 11, adjusted his helmet and climbed on his bicycle studying the obstacle course in front of him. With a picture of a tricycle emblazoned on his blue T-shirt and the words, "chicks dig my ride" written underneath, Christensen was ready for the bike rodeo.

  • Federal Fire Department and Baskin-Robbins support National Junior Firefighter Program

    May 12, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Federal Fire Department (FFD) partnered with Baskin-Robbins Corporation, at the main post exchange, here, in support of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) National Junior Firefighter Program, April 29.

  • Developing leaders is job 1 at TRADOC

    May 12, 2009

    The operational environment of the future will present the Army and its leaders with hybrid threats, increased complexity and increased challenges that arise, when confronting an adaptive enemy, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command in a May 12 speech to the Joint Warfighting Conference in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Good Neighbor event brings Korean children to family park

    May 12, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - The American Society of Military Comptrollers-Korea Chapter hosted children from an Incheon orphanage for a Good Neighbor event at Yongsan's Family Fun Park May 9.

  • Garrison improves child, youth services with covenant

    May 12, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Garrison officials met with more than 70 Child, Youth and School Services workers May 7 to unveil the details of a new new covenant designed to attract and maintain new youth workers.

  • Military spouses share stories of love, sacrifice, family

    May 12, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - More than 50 percent of Soldiers are married, so undoubtedly, the Yongsan Family Member who won first place in an essay contest presented outside the Army Community Service building May 8 during a Military Spouse Appreciation Day ceremony is not alone.

  • Blacksmiths coordinate logistics throughout Ninewah province

    May 12, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, MOSUL, Iraq - The 2nd Iraqi Army Division, 3rd Iraqi Army Division and the 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division held a conference April 20 on Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul to coordinate logistic efforts throughout Ninewah province.

  • Air Cav. flies the Kuwaiti skies

    May 12, 2009

  • 'Red Dragons' help Kirkuk get 'juiced'

    May 12, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Kirkuk, Iraq- A woman starting her own juice bar business would not sound too unusual to an American. For a woman in Iraq though, the chance to open any kind of business is unique.

  • Arafa district council hears from their people

    May 12, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Kirkuk, Iraq- Like any place else, residents of Arafa district in Kirkuk city, Iraq, rely on their city council representatives to get projects accomplished in their district.

  • Army unveils new force generation tool at conference

    May 12, 2009

    More than 215 senior Army commanders, general officers, and their staff members from 33 states and territories met recently to discuss readiness and were introduced to the Army Force Generation Synchronization Tool, a new database designed to help military planners manage sourcing requirements.

  • Greeting the children of Qoria with a "roar"

    May 12, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - Students of Halima al-Sadiya Primary School in the Qoria district of Kirkuk province, Iraq, arrived at school May 6 and were greeted with a "roar."

  • Micro-grants help renovate business, start new ones

    May 12, 2009

    FORWAR D OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-Someone with an entrepreneur's spirit who wants to start a new business or renovate an old one may need a little help getting started. Thanks to micro-grants, hopeful business owners in Hawijah, Iraq, may get that opportunity.

  • Removing barriers to progress

    May 12, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Imagine a city about the size of San Francisco with large barriers blocking off busy roads and market areas, and no working stop lights.

  • Soldiers help with school's field day

    May 12, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Games, laughing children, and a giant inflatable dinosaur might not be what Soldiers think about when they hear that they are going to the field.

  • Hurriyah highlighted in market walkthrough

    May 12, 2009

    BAGHDAD - In the past year, a neighborhood in northwest Baghdad has overcome sectarian violence and seen vast improvements in security, essential services and civil capacity.

  • Cigar Saturday at War Eagle

    May 12, 2009

  • 1CD Rear Det. commander promoted to colonel

    May 12, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - He's not the kind of person who enjoys being in the "limelight," but for one moment, newly promoted, Col. Jeffrey Sauer, 1st Cavalry Division Rear Detachment's commander, got his 15 minutes.

  • 1CD Rear Det. SGM teaches students lesson in values

    May 12, 2009

  • 15th BSB Soldiers keep the wheels rollin'

    May 12, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Kirkuk, Iraq- The day before a platoon of Soldiers is slated to go on a mission into Kirkuk city, they find out the fire suppression system in their Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicle is not working. Without it, a fire could rage uncontrolled through the entire vehicle. Their leadership is relying on this platoon to go on the mission.

  • Beautiful game fosters partnership

    May 12, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Dust clouds form as American and Iraqi footballers compete under a cloudy sky in the community of Salman Pak, here, May 10. However, this is not a national rivalry grudge-match; both teams are made up of Americans and Iraqis.

  • Prayers from Baghdad

    May 12, 2009

    Travelling outside the wire is never easy, always an adventure. Those of us who are often passengers in convoys of Humvees and MRAPs, moving from COP to JSS, owe our lives many times over to the training and professionalism of the Personal Security Detachments. This is their prayer-

  • Structural Integrity Program Keeps Pave Hawks in the Air

    May 12, 2009

    Air Force Pave Hawks, combat search and rescue platforms, are being upgraded via modifications at the Corpus Christi Army depot to extend the operational life.

  • Five killed in Camp Liberty shooting

    May 12, 2009

  • A Taste of Valor

    May 12, 2009

    "You might have tracked the Army from White Marsh to Valley Forge by the blood of their feet." George Washington.

  • Spouse "Army-trained and ready for anything"

    May 12, 2009

    Yvette Lloyd is proud to be a military spouse and has participated as an active principal in Family Support Groups during her husband, Capt. Danny Lloyd's deployment in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Spouses endure as Soldiers serve in harm's way

    May 12, 2009

    Photo of Army spouse Mick Cole with his wife, Sgt, First Class Debra Tanacea

  • Spouses endure as Soldiers serve in harm's way

    May 12, 2009

    Mick Cole, U.S. Army (Ret.) is a former frequently deployed Special Forces Soldier who is now a fervent supporter of his wife, Sgt. First Class Debra Tanacea, as she's deployed four times in the last three years. He's been an advocate and member of family support groups and encouraged other male spouses to join the groups.

  • "Spouses Day" lets family members see the Army from a different perspective

    May 12, 2009

    When you're a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, it can be a little difficult to explain to your spouse just how intense the average day is. Spouses in the 407th Brigade Support Battalion don't have to worry about being kept in the dark, though - they've been through it themselves, thanks to an event called "Spouses Day."

  • GI Film Festival kicks off

    May 12, 2009

    The third annual GI film festival, a five-day celebration of the successes and triumphs of the U.S. military in film, is scheduled begin with a private event tonight and run through Sunday.

  • Pine Bluff Arsenal reaches major production milestone

    May 12, 2009

    The Pine Bluff Arsenal's Directorate of Ammunition Operations reached a major production milestone the last week in March when workers made their 1.5 millionth M18/M83 smoke grenade consecutively without a failure.

  • Cinco de Mayo in Baghdad

    May 12, 2009

  • Steel Knight Soldiers presence discourages enemy in Mutanabi neighborhood

    May 12, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers who go out on missions to meet and greet local Iraqis have to be prepared for anything. Hand-shaking and smiles can quickly turn into a hunt for the bad guys.

  • IA trains to improve maintenance, logistics in southern Iraq

    May 12, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HUNTER, Iraq - One of the biggest challenges the Iraqi Army faces is the shortage of repair parts in its supply system. So Soldiers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division "Black Dragons" spent the last two months teaching their Iraqi counterparts the process of preventive maintenance and ordering replacement parts here.

  • Warrior Transition Command stands up at Pentagon

    May 12, 2009

    A new command to provide sole guidance and policy for the Army's 36 Warrior Transition Units and the nine Community Based Warrior Transition Units was debuted May 11, in the Pentagon courtyard.

  • Madam Speaker visits MND-B

    May 12, 2009

  • Funding a brighter future through micro-grants

    May 12, 2009

    BAGHDAD - A few months ago there were desks caked with dust piled in a corner, no fans or air conditioning, no books-filthy conditions and broken windows in a dilapidated building that was supposed to be al-Irshad primary school in Bata here.

  • "Independence" Doc keeps Iraqi walking

    May 12, 2009

  • MND-B Deputy CG visits Salman Pak

    May 12, 2009

  • Steel Knights, SOI patrol Mutanabi neighborhood

    May 12, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The Soldiers of Battery A, 1st Battalion, 7th Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, are trained to put artillery rounds downrange, but are instead putting boots on the ground in Baghdad to strengthen the security gains made in partnership with local Iraqi forces.

  • Senior enlisted Soldier receives memories to last a lifetime

    May 12, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Klunk keeps a box in his home in Hanover, Pa. In it are keepsakes that remind him of significant events that have shaped his career as a Soldier over the past 38 years in the military.

  • White Elephant Sale raises money for AER

    May 12, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic CommandAca,!a,,cs White Elephant Sale raised more than $800 May 7 here for the Army Emergency Relief Campaign.

  • U.S. and U.K. Soldiers build Rwandan Defense Capacity

    May 12, 2009

    What is it' In Rwanda, U.S. Army Africa noncommissioned officers are partnering with British soldiers to strengthen leadership capacity within the Rwandan Defence Force (RDF). The month-long program, at an RDF camp near Kigali, culminates in late-May with a field exercise to validate whatthe Rwandans learn.

  • Touring a Tank

    May 12, 2009

  • Streamer

    May 12, 2009

  • St. Michael's Award

    May 12, 2009

  • Sip and Chat

    May 12, 2009

  • Warrior Transition Unit Groundbreaking

    May 12, 2009

  • Reenlistment Award

    May 12, 2009

  • NCO of the Year

    May 12, 2009

  • Mother's Day

    May 12, 2009

  • Firing sn AT-4

    May 12, 2009

  • Fort Benning to get new commander

    May 12, 2009

    The Department of the Army has announced that Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter will become the new commander of the U.S. Army Infantry Center and Fort Benning. Currently the effects coordinator for the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, N.C., General Ferriter will replace Maj. Gen. Michael Barbero.

  • 212th MPs look back on helping Iraqi Police take change in Iraq

    May 12, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Families and friends began cheering even before Soldiers entered the Wiesbaden Fitness Center May 11. As word quickly spread that the buses had arrived from Ramstein bearing the roughly 140 men and women of the 212th Military Police Company home from Iraq, those waiting in the gym were on their feet too excited to wait one minute longer.

  • Transporters honors outgoing leaders

    May 12, 2009

  • 63RD RRC receives combat patch

    May 12, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Representing 30 different states and 23 unique Reserve commands, Soldiers from the 63rd Regional Readiness Command from Los Alamitos, Calif., received their 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) combat patch during a ceremony here April 17.

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