Archive: Jun 2009

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  • Mother/Son Soldiers Cross Paths

    Jun 10, 2009

    Felicia Bailey couldn't hold back the emotion of seeing her son, Pvt. Tremaine Scott, walk across the stage and receive his certificate of completion during an advanced individual training graduation ceremony held May 28 at Fort Lee, Va. She'll follow in his footsteps as she begins her own Army career in the same MOS as her son. Bailey, the mom, is also a Soldier.A,A The private first class is assigned to Company R, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade.

  • Fort Irwin and the National Training Center celebrate the Army's 234th birthday

    Jun 10, 2009

  • A sergeant's time

    Jun 10, 2009

  • Iraqi engineers visit the Norfolk District

    Jun 10, 2009

    Senior Iraqi engineers from the Ministries of Defense and Interior visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District to learn from Corps employees.

  • U.S. Army's 234th Birthday

    Jun 10, 2009

    What is this' As we observe our Army's 234th birthday, we reflect on the sacrifices of our predecessors, celebrate their service and honor the brave men and women serving in our ranks today.

  • Medal of Honor veteran recounts Normandy

    Jun 10, 2009

  • Army's commanders focus on Soldier and family readiness, future challenges

    Jun 10, 2009

    More than 100 senior Army commanders and command sergeants major met, June 9-10, at the U.S. Army Forces Command Commanders' Conference to focus on the training and readiness of the U.S. Army's Operating Force and address the future challenges identified by the Army leadership to sustain Soldiers and their families.

  • Hot streak, Army birthday, home track have Newman pumped

    Jun 10, 2009

    How sweet would it be for Ryan Newman to capture a win at his home track on the day his primary sponsor celebrates its 234th birthday'

  • Fort Bragg Cavalrymen earn spurs

    Jun 10, 2009

    When the cavalry switched from horses to motorized vehicles, cavalrymen turned in their saddles and sabers, but were unwilling to part with their spurs. Today, spurs remain an honored part of the cavalryman's uniform. To earn them and the right to wear Stetsons, black cowboy hats specifically worn by members of the Order of the Spur, cavalry Soldiers must undergo a grueling competition known as a spur ride. The 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division held a spur ride May 27 to Friday.

  • Fort Bragg's Sky Dragons jump for first time in 16 months

    Jun 10, 2009

    After returning from a 14-month Iraq deployment in April, the troopers needed to exit an aircraft in order to get back to proficiency, manage paid parachutist positions and maintain corps' standards, explained Maj. Jack W. Sander, a New Orleans native and operations chief for the XVIII Abn. Corps STB. More than 200 Soldiers in the two days of jumping ran the gamut of ranks and experiences: from general officers to the private with only six jumps to a 60-year-old paratrooper and numerous Soldiers with between 50 and 100 jumps.

  • Fort Bragg's Airborne and Special Operations Museum exhibit honors 173rd Airborne Brigade

    Jun 10, 2009

    An exhibit honoring the service of the Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade was unveiled May 19 at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum on Bragg Boulevard. The exhibit, called 173rd Sky Soldiers: The Legend Continues, highlights the airborne brigade's history and Operation Hump, one of its most famous battles. According to the exhibit, in 1965, the Sky Soldiers entered Vietnam to restore security against Viet Cong forces. On Nov. 8, a day-long battled ensued that cost the lives of 48 Americans.

  • Highlanders protect mental health

    Jun 10, 2009

    Soldiers in the U.S. Army do not suffer only physical injuries while deployed, and since 2003 leaders have made mental health care a top concern for their troops.

  • Army Birthday logo

    Jun 10, 2009

  • At Fort Bragg, teams race against clock during obstacle competition

    Jun 10, 2009

    Competitors had a chance to prove their mettle at the Fort Bragg Amazing Race competition Saturday at Frederick Physical Fitness Center. The two-person teams faced numerous challenges as they raced through a timed course. Racers first maneuvered through a tire obstacle, quickly followed by a balance beam. After leaping over barriers, they ducked under another obstacle and ran across an elevated challenge. From there they raced to an inflated ladder with an accompanying slide, both coated in baby oil with a pool of ice water waiting at the bottom. The soaked contestants then had to low-crawl under caution tape and sprint over a large mound of dirt. The last station forced the teams to dig through pine needles coated with vegetable oil, flour mixed with water and a cold, murky mess for a sequence of hidden flags.

  • H1N1 Information

    Jun 10, 2009

    As we enter the summer months with more travel and exposure to others, it is important to remain vigilant about the ongoing threat of the H1N1 flu outbreak. At every level, leaders are participating in frequent updates with subject matter experts so that we can take swift and appropriate action as it is needed. As you may be aware, experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta say they are not certain how severe this flu outbreak could be.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier, nurse answers calling

    Jun 10, 2009

  • Fort Bragg Sergeant KOs his way to All-Army title target_yearofthenco

    Jun 10, 2009

    A Fort Bragg, N.C., Soldier stood before a crowd of cheering, boxing spectators as the referee held his arm up in victory. This Soldier won the heavyweight division gold medal for the All-Army Boxing Championship.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates Asian Pacific heritage through culture and dance

    Jun 10, 2009

    Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month recognizes and pays tribute to the contributions of people of Asian and Pacific Island decent in the United States. The Asian-Pacific American designation encompasses over 50 ethnic or language groups including Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Hosted by the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, the theme for this year was "Leadership to Meet the Challenges of a Changing World."

  • VIDEO: Secretary Geren's birthday message

    Jun 10, 2009

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren wishes the Army a Happy 234th Birthday in the Year of the NCO.

  • Retiring command sergeant major credits, thanks NCOs, Soldiers for successful career

    Jun 10, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Command Sgt. Maj. Perry Clark's career has taken him a long way from Fort Jackson, S.C. where he enlisted as a unit supply specialist in 1981. On what Clark called a "bittersweet day," that career was honored during a ceremony May 14 at the U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels post theater.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers compete in annual truck rodeo

    Jun 10, 2009

    About 40 Fort Bragg Soldiers saddled up during last week's rodeo at the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds ready to face the steer of their life. The competitors left their cowboy hats and spurs at home, but came ready to test their driving and mechanic skills in the 3rd Annual Truck Rodeo May 25 through Friday.

  • $3 million project consolidates fitness needs, opens gym to families

    Jun 10, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- The Hohenfels U.S. military community now has one comprehensive fitness facility with cardio classrooms, a basketball court, massage room, spinning room, family room, weight room and brand new machines thanks to a $3 million dollar Installation Management Command funded project.

  • Fort Bragg paratrooper, ex-boxer, earns citizenship after becoming servicemember

    Jun 10, 2009

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    Jun 10, 2009

    Soldiers from 277th Aviation Support Battalion unload five OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters early in the morning June 9th at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. The helicopters belong to the 1st Squadron, 230th Air Cavalry Regiment, an Army National Guard unit from Tennessee and Mississippi. The 1-230th began arriving this month to replace the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment as part of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's Task Force Falcon.

  • Fort Bragg's Materiel Maintenance Division recognized for excellence

    Jun 10, 2009

    Fort Bragg's Materiel Maintenance Division, part of the Directorate of Logistics, has received accolades from the Army for their innovative and efficient maintenance of Fort Bragg units' vehicles, aircraft and weapons. MMD received word April 30 they were the runner-up in the 2009 Army Award for Maintenance Excellence, large division. MMD was also the only stateside DOL to receive an award in any category of the AAME.

  • Twenty finalists will vie for 2009 Military Long Drive Championship

    Jun 10, 2009

    For the first time in the competition, 20 big hitters will advance to the finals of the 2009 Military Long Drive Championship to compete for $10,000 on Oct. 20, in Mesquite, Nev.

  • Depot and Arsenal Assessment Program

    Jun 10, 2009

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity completed the three-day Depot and Arsenal Assessment Program, providing the leadership of the Army Materiel Command with a holistic view of both its strengths and its areas that need more support. AMC Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. James Pillsbury, as well as representatives from AMC, JMC and depot commanders, attended the program designed to provide AMC with a greater look at the various Joint Munitions Command depots and arsenals.

  • Crane Army shines during Depot and Arsenal Assessment Program

    Jun 10, 2009

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity completed the three-day Depot and Arsenal Assessment Program here, providing the leadership of the Army Materiel Command with a holistic view of both its strengths and its areas that need more support.

  • Commentary: Happy Father's Day -- from one Dad to another

    Jun 10, 2009

    As the months pass since my dad died, I find myself sharing more and more jokes, stories and anecdotes I learned from him. There's not a day that goes by that I don't use some expression I heard him say or find myself looking at the world in ways colored by his outlook on life.

  • Wiesbaden High graduates mark rite of passage in historic German Kurhaus

    Jun 10, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "It's been a long coming, but here it is." With those words, Wiesbaden High School Senior Class President Cody Fischer welcomed the Class of 2009 to commencement exercises in the Wiesbaden Kurhaus June 7.

  • Operation 'Good Heart' gives Iraqi girl a second chance at life

    Jun 10, 2009

    As an Iraqi girl and her mother carefully stepped out of a mine resistant ambush protected vehicle, they turned to find nearly an entire village anxious and waiting for their return from a two-month long journey.

  • Romanian forces end mission in Iraq

    Jun 10, 2009

    Military operations in Iraq formally ended for Romanian forces June 4, as one of America's coalition allies prepared to ship out some of its remaining troops with an end-of-mission ceremony held by Romania's 26th Infantry "Red Scorpions" Battalion.

  • Wounded recruiting office shooting victim praises Army for support

    Jun 10, 2009

    A Soldier wounded last week during an attack at a recruiting office in Little Rock, Ark., that claimed a fellow Soldier's life expressed no bitterness today at his attacker, and said the incident has done nothing to dampen his desire to serve in the Army.

  • Father of seven returns to active duty

    Jun 10, 2009

    Spc. Jonathan Goodwin is a lot of different things: husband, father of seven children, jokester, and the kind of person who can light up a room with his sense of humor. But before he was any of these things, he became a soldier, signing up for his first enlistment in May of 1992.

  • Postmark honors 8th U.S. Army's 65 years of service

    Jun 10, 2009

    A commemorative postmark honoring the 8th United States Army's 65 years of service was unveiled June 10, at the Yongsan main post office.

  • California Guardsmen grapple in unit's first combatives training

    Jun 10, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Thirty-nine National Guard Soldiers spent a week grappling other in the first Army combatives level-1 course offered at the 1st Battalion, 185th Armor Regiment here May 4 to May 11.

  • WA ARNG ATAG visits Q-West Guardsman

    Jun 10, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Washington Army National Guard leader's- Brig. Gen. Gordon Toney, assistant adjutant general and Command Sgt. Maj. Shawn Lee-visited National Guard Soldiers here May 28.

  • Mentoring in Ethiopia

    Jun 9, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Sergeants major from U.S. Army Africa and U.S. Africa Command are mentoring senior noncommissioned officers from the Ethiopia National Defence Force (ENDF). The program, coordinated by Army NCOs from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, is a series of weeklong guest mentors - sergeants majors discussing various roles as part of a staff headquarters.

  • Alaska Soldiers celebrate Army's 234th birthday

    Jun 9, 2009

    Alaska Soldiers celebrated the Army's 234th birthday in style June 5, while recognizing its past and present noncommissioned officers, who are considered to be the backbone of the nation's largest and oldest force.

  • USARPAC civilian workforce climbs as Scofield is promoted to DISL

    Jun 9, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii- A new level of leadership emerged within the U.S. Army, Pacific with the June 5 promotion of Mr. Jim Scofield as the first Defense Intelligence Senior Level Special Advisor in the Pacific theater.

  • Tooele Army Depot Develops Automated Machine for Pine Bluff Arsenal

    Jun 9, 2009

    The new Drill and Pin Machine is equipment that Tooele Army Depot has produced from concept, design to operational use that minimizes the operator requirements and eliminates much of the old manual processes from previous methods. This automated machine will process 600 155MM artillery munitions daily to support Pine Bluff Arsenal's mission.

  • Army divers in Hawaii hone skills during deep-water exercise

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment are back on dry land, following 10 days of a dive recertification training exercise, May 11 through 22, in the coastal waters off the big island of Hawaii.

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM TO JUMP WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BUSH

    Jun 9, 2009

    Former President George H.S. Bush will celebrate his 85th birthday by jumping with the U.S. Army Parachute Team.

  • 130th Engineer Brigade Soldiers Honored at Deployment Ceremony

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 130th Engineer Brigade bid farewell to their island home during a deployment ceremony on Hamilton Field here June 4. For the second time in a three year span, the Engineer Soldiers are answering their nation's call with a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Preston's birthday message

    Jun 9, 2009

    VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston wishes the Army a Happy 234th Birthday in the Year of the NCO.

  • 82nd Recognizes Volunteers

    Jun 9, 2009

    Family Readiness Group volunteers were recognized for their contribution to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

  • VIDEO: Always there, always ready: U.S. Army Logistics

    Jun 9, 2009

    VIDEO: Logistics is often the unsung hero, but in every era, military leaders have understood that the success of logistics can determine a conflict's outcome. Logisticians are the people who support the full spectrum of combat.

  • Englebright park ranger receives life-saving award

    Jun 9, 2009

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District Englebright Lake park ranger Josh Jimerfield received the District life-saving award from District Engineer Col. Tom Chapman in a surprise ceremony at the park office June 5, 2009. Jimerfield, a certified medical first responder, provided emergency care off-duty to a traffic accident victim in November 2008.

  • RIA-JMTC partners with local college and receives award

    Jun 9, 2009

    RIA-JMTC and Black Hawk College received the Business/Industry Partnership award from the Illinois Community College Trustees Association at a ceremony held in Chicago, Ill. The award recognizes an Illinois business that has built a successful workforce-training alliance with a local community college.

  • The Staff Ride

    Jun 9, 2009

    "The study of history lies at the foundation of all sound military conclusions and practice." Alfred Thayer Mahan.

  • Twilight Tattoo celebrates family

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Old Guard command invites the family members of Old Guard Soldiers to Twilight Tattoo Family Day at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. This Twilight Tattoo will honor the families of Soldiers and the sacrifices they make to help their Soldier make the Army Strong.

  • Fort Irwin/NTC Post Command Sgt. Major marks end of 30-year career

    Jun 9, 2009

    Fort Irwin and the National Training Center honored Post Command Sgt. Maj. Robert A. Moore during his retirement ceremony on June 8. Command Sgt. Maj. Moore is retiring after 30 years of service, 28 of which were as an NCO.

  • Army exhibits advanced technologies to top students in nation

    Jun 9, 2009

    Capturing teenagers' attention wasn't a problem for the U.S. Army as it showcased cutting-edge technologies, May 28, during one of the nation's top high school's Symposium to Advance Research in Alexandria, Va.

  • AMCOM Home

    Jun 9, 2009

  • Carving a path in a male dominated profession

    Jun 9, 2009

    Denise Batchelor serves as an ammo LAR for the Joint Munitions Command following training at the Defense Ammunition Center and a tour at JMC's Blue Grass Army Depot, Richmond, Ky. Batchelor finds success and satisfaction as an ammo LAR, whether at her home base in Ft. Bliss, Texas or deployed with Soldiers.

  • Schweinfurt youth leads by example on way to becoming Eagle Scout

    Jun 9, 2009

    Only five percent of all Boy Scouts ever acquire the foremost rank of Eagle Scout, according to the Boy Scouts of America Web site- and the Schweinfurt community boasts one in those numbers.

  • 602nd Maint. Co. Soldiers repair humvees for transfer to Iraqi security forces

    Jun 9, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Since April 2008, a handful of Soldiers here tested brakes, turned wrenches and inspected parts to ensure nearly 1,800 humvees were ready for their next mission.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna- Automated Test Equipment Repair Branch

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Automated Test Equipment Repair Branch's 46 employees repair and overhaul a variety of test equipment used by the military: oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, power meters, radio test sets, data communication test set, and electronic counters. The branch also overhauls the AN/TSM-191(V)3 Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE) shelter. The test equipment repaired in the branch is used in the field by military members who repair and maintain operational capability of weapon and radar systems.

  • Water bottling plant opens, begins production in southern Iraq

    Jun 9, 2009

    Leaders from the 3d Sustainment Command Expeditionary and Oasis International Waters, Inc., opened a water bottling and purification plant during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, June 8.

  • New dental clinic opens at Q-West

    Jun 9, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - After nearly a year of planning, building and furnishing, the Q-West Dental Clinic opened its doors here May 23.

  • Sustainment Leaders met with Al Ghizi Shaykh

    Jun 9, 2009

    DHI QAR PROVINCE, Iraq - Key leaders from the 287th Sustainment Brigade enjoyed a lunch with Shaykh Ali Mohamed Al Manshed of the Al Ghizi tribe in Al Manshed village May 21.

  • National Guard stands ready for hurricane season

    Jun 9, 2009

    The National Guard is essential to hurricane response, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency told lawmakers in Washington, D.C., last week.

  • Soldiers disrupt timber smuggling in Afghan province

    Jun 9, 2009

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, have been making a difference in disrupting timber smuggling in this lush area near the Pakistan border.

  • Camp Darby new commissary opens its doors

    Jun 9, 2009

    PISA, Italy - After much anticipation and fanfare, the new Camp Darby Commissary opened its door in a new facility June 5.

  • Americans, French, Germans gather to honor Normandy veterans at famed Mont Saint Michel

    Jun 9, 2009

    LE MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France - U.S. and allied servicemembers, World War II veterans, local dignitaries and others honored the memory of those who fought in the D-Day invasion at a ceremony at the foot of famed Mont Saint Michel, June 4.

  • More than just fancy footwork: Heidelberg women learn to fend off attackers during self-defense clas

    Jun 9, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Shouts of "Back off!" and "No!" could be heard echoing inside the Campbell Fitness Center basketball courts Saturday, but it wasn't from basketball players stepping up their defense. Instead, it was a different kind of defense being practiced - women's self-defense.

  • Ceremony in Normandy churchyard pays tribute to victims of little-known D-Day atrocity

    Jun 9, 2009

    HEMEVEZ, France - Servicemembers from the United States, alongside French and German Soldiers and residents of this small village in Normandy gathered in a local churchyard June 5 to pay their respects to seven Soldiers executed by German troops during on D-Day.

  • USAG Baden-Wuerttemberg reaches out through virtual community

    Jun 9, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg is using social networking to reach out to its community members, who are spread out between three garrisons in Germany.

  • Event salutes paratroopers who engaged in some of the fiercest fighting in France following D-Day

    Jun 9, 2009

    CARENTAN, France -- A tranquil slab of marble with several bouquets of flowers at its base stood in the evening shadows June 5 on a piece of earth that 65 years earlier was the scene of some of the bloodiest fighting on the soil of France during World War II.

  • First French town liberated on D-Day shows its appreciation to Normandy veterans

    Jun 9, 2009

    SAINTE MERE EGLISE, France -- After a well-deserved tribute at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Omaha Beach June 6, attended by four heads of state, the veterans of D-Day were honored again today. This tribute, however, was organized by and held in the town of Sainte Mere Eglise, the first town liberated by allied forces on D-Day.

  • AMC commander gets first-hand glimpse of support provided to U.S. Army Africa

    Jun 9, 2009

    PISA, Italy -- Senior Army logistics leaders toured Camp Darby, June 8, to see first hand how units there contribute to the ArmyAca,!a,,cs mission, to include supporting U.S. Army Africa.

  • Brussels NCO Attains Education Milestone

    Jun 9, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Staff Sgt. David Dolin, a member of U.S. Army Garrison Brussels, recently attained a major life and career goal by graduating from the University of Maryland University College with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.

  • Yongsan honors hidden heroes

    Jun 9, 2009

    Just as President Barack Obama and European leaders were descending on Normandy, France, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall and an entourage Soldiers and civilians recently visited the Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery in Seoul on a goodwill mission to honor American veterans buried there.

  • Yongsan honors hidden heroes

    Jun 8, 2009

    SEOUL - Just as President Barack Obama and European leaders were descending on Normandy, France to commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall and an entourage Soldiers and Civilians recently visited the Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery in Seoul on a goodwill mission to honor American veterans buried here.

  • 1st Infantry Division honors D-Day veterans

    Jun 8, 2009

    Over 200 Soldiers from the 1st Inf. Div. marched in a parade in Abilene, Kan., on June 6th to commemorate the D-Day invasion. General Eisenhower grew up in Abilene and his presidential library is located there.

  • Not your usual PT: Unit takes on CrossFit

    Jun 8, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - "You're getting a 10-minute workout." The physical training instructor Sgt. Michael Martin, got a few odd looks from the unit.

  • Operation Clean Sweep saves more than $59 million

    Jun 8, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Operation Clean Sweep, an Army-wide effort to turn in and redistribute unneeded or unusable supply items, has saved the Army more than $59 million so far at Fort Hood.

  • Army Safety Center announces Peer to Peer contest winners

    Jun 8, 2009

  • Security Clearance - Behavioral Health and Financial Concerns

    Jun 8, 2009

    <b>What is this' </b> The Office of Deputy Chief of Staff (ODCS), G-2, Headquarters, Department of the Army, receives numerous inquiries concerning the adjudication of mental health and financial issues and the impact, if any, they may have on security clearance eligibility determinations. The Army Central Clearance Facility's adjudicative history indicates that since 2005 more than 98 percent of investigations with financial concerns and 99.99 percent of cases presenting psychological concerns were successfully mitigated resulting in a security clearance. The ODCS, G-2 supports all Army Soldiers, civilians and contractors in seeking behavioral or financial counseling. Seeking counseling is not a reason, in and of itself, for denial of an individual's security clearance nor will it negatively impact associated career opportunities.

  • Third Army/U.S. Army Central wins Safety Award

    Jun 8, 2009

    Third Army/U.S. Army Central was recognized for their outstanding safety and Army readiness by being selected as the winner of the 2008 Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff, Army Headquarters Safety Award, June 8.

  • Chaplaincy Core Page pic

    Jun 8, 2009

  • West Point Honors Hudson River Quadricentennial

    Jun 8, 2009

    Photos of West Point Military Policemen firing a 15-gun salute from Trophy Point as a procession of ships, led by the replica Half Moon, past West Point on Sunday, June 7, 2009. This is the quadricentennial of Henry Hudson's passage north up the river that now bears his name.

  • Soldiers switch from Arabic to Pashtu

    Jun 8, 2009

    The Department of the Army changed the mission of the 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division from Iraq to Afghanistan as it deployed in February for its mission-readiness exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Commentary: Important traditions seem to fade away

    Jun 8, 2009

    The traditions of service in the Army sometimes seem a bit disconnected from this what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world we live in. But those traditions became part of the fabric of the Army for very practical reasons. We should be very careful about turning away from those hard-earned lessons.

  • Senator visits predeployment fair

    Jun 8, 2009

    Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell visited a predeployment fair on Fort Lewis. The fairs have been set up as a way to consolidate all the information and contacts Soldiers and their families need, prior to operational deployments.

  • Commentary: Safety-briefing cliches carry meaning

    Jun 8, 2009

    Safety briefings my be full of cliche's but they carry wisdom from decades of painful, and deadly, experience.

  • Fort Lewis proficiency jump a family affair

    Jun 8, 2009

    To the 152 Soldiers in the 38th Long Range Surveillance Company, jumping out of an aircraft is just another day at the office. But the feeling isn't so routine to family members watching the 20 seconds creep by as their Soldiers jump out of planes and land safely on the ground. The company, part of the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, performed the airborne proficiency jump May 19 at Rogers Drop Zone. Family members looked on as Soldiers stepped out of C-23 Sherpa transport airplanes and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. According to Wear, wife of 1st Sgt. John Wear, about 30 family members and a few dogs braved the cold, wet weather to support their Soldiers.

  • 200 leaders work through Aberdeen Proving Ground transformation issues

    Jun 8, 2009

    "It's about more than BRAC," summarized Col. Andrew B. Nelson, Aberdeen Proving Ground's deputy garrison commander for Transformation, after more than 200 Army leaders and planners spent May 29 reviewing the details of transferring thousands of people and jobs into and out of the installation as part of its transformation.

  • Seattle Seahawks get a taste of Army training, values

    Jun 8, 2009

    It was billed as a team-building event, but the Seattle Seahawks left Fort Lewis, Wash., June 4, with an education and genuine appreciation for the Army.

  • Fort A.P. Hill Change of Responsibility

    Jun 8, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Mark V. Brandenburg assumes Fort A.P. Hill's senior enlisted role from Command Sgt. Maj. Roger A. Chase, April 22, 2009.

  • Iraq's hot, but a tourist hotspot'

    Jun 8, 2009

    Iraq may not be everyone's ideal day-trip, but recently conditions have reached the point where tourism is now a viable industry.

  • June is National Safety Month

    Jun 8, 2009

    The USACR/Safety Center launches a Year of the NCO micro page to highlight the role of NCOs in safety, as part of National Safety Month.

  • Soldiers open key travel route to Iraqi public

    Jun 8, 2009

    Coalition forces opened two lanes of traffic along Main Supply Route Tampa for use by Iraqi travelers during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday.

  • Dunwoody Popps visit Joint Base Balad

    Jun 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, the commanding general of Army Materiel Command, and Mr. Dean G. Popps, the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisitions, Logistics and Technology visited Joint Base Balad, Iraq, June 4-5.

  • Iraqi Army Director of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering visits 3d ESC

    Jun 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Staff Maj. Gen. Muniem, Iraqi Army Director of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, and Brig. Gen. Nabeel, EME deputy, visited the 3d Sustainment Command Expeditionary here Tuesday, to observe U.S. military practices and processes for maintenance and repair parts sustainment operations.

  • Tobyhanna employees respond to short-notice MICAP repair, overhaul

    Jun 8, 2009

    When it comes to mission capability (MICAP) items, technicians in the Interrogator Branch "get them in, get them done and get them out," and these Air Force items take precedence over daily requirements.

  • Wounded warrior seeks closure from mountain-climbing adventure

    Jun 8, 2009

    A Soldier who was wounded in Iraq is looking for closure for his injuries and a new starting point for his life this week as part of a team attempting to scale North America's highest peak.

  • Yongsan Boy Scout gives gift of sight

    Jun 8, 2009

    While some high school students may be pondering what they will be doing this summer, one Boy Scout already has an answer: Giving sight to those in developing countries.

  • Chemical companies from U.S., Korea compare techniques

    Jun 8, 2009

    Soldiers from 4th Chemical Co., 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion and Republic of Korea's 16th Chemical Battalion, 6th Corp. conducted a joint training exercise geared towards showcasing each other's techniques when it comes to a chemical attack June 2 at Camp Casey.

  • Exercise Makani Pahili 09 Tests Interagency Hurricane Preparedness

    Jun 7, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Exercise Makani Pahili (MP), which translates into "strong wind" is an interagency exercise designed to test the plans and procedures for synchronized recovery efforts among all levels of government and private sector organizations. It is designed to enhance Pacific region disaster management authorities' response to any hurricane.

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