Archive: Jun 2009

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  • Delayed Conversion of USAREUR HQ and V Corps Inactivation

    Jun 4, 2009

    <b>What Is It'</b> It is a decision by the Secretary of the Army to delay conversion of USAREUR HQ and inactivation of V Corps. The Department of the Army announced on June 4, 2009 that Secretary of the Army Pete Geren has delayed the inactivation of the V Corps and the conversion of USAREUR Headquarters. This decision will allow time to assess the impact of Army requirements.

  • Army Spouse Sets the Standard for Fitness

    Jun 4, 2009

    A military spouse, personal trainer and mother may be a lot to juggle for one woman but Christina Mace also challenged Hawaii's top female bodybuilders. During the 2009 Armed Forces Hawaii Military Bodybuilding Championship, she joined more than 40 participants vying for the title of champion.

  • Fort Riley's 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division 'Dragon' Brigade undergoes rigorous t

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Pregnancy conference brings centering program to Fort Riley's Irwin Army Commuity Hospital

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Reserve drill sergeants volunteer to train Afghan counterparts

    Jun 4, 2009

    More than half of Military Transition Team Class 70 is made up of drill sergeants, all Reserve Soldiers from the 95th Division. The group volunteered for the mission to mentor members of the Afghan police and Army.

  • Army designs education system for civilians

    Jun 4, 2009

    To help Department of Defense civilians continuously improve their skills, the Army uses the Civilian Education System, which is based on various course levels.

  • Fort Riley to celebrate Army, 1st ID birthday June 11

    Jun 4, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Two hundred and thirty four years of the U.S. Army and 92 years of the 1st Infantry Division will be celebrated in a joint ceremony.

  • Hawaii Soldier saves woman from drowning

    Jun 4, 2009

    HONOLULU, Hawaii (June 2, 2009)- "She looked dead, to be honest. She was turning blue and I couldn't find a pulse." Friday, May 29, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ian Stewart was eating breakfast in the Plaza Hotel restaurant, near Honolulu International Airport, after completing physical training with his unit, the 544th Transportation Detachment at Hickam Air Force Base. Stewart arrived in Hawaii two weeks earlier from a yearlong deployment to Kuwait, and took action to save a drowning woman from the hotel pool.

  • USARPAC's Joint Task Force Homeland Defense participates in hurricane preparedness exercise

    Jun 4, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER - Military and civil authorities test their skills this week for emergency response to a category four hurricane during Exercise Makani Pahili '09.

  • Army Family Action Plan Conference sends 9 issues to DA

    Jun 4, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- Members of the United States Army, Pacific Army Family Action Plan presented nine issues and recommendations affecting Soldiers, Family members and Department of Army Civilians in a conference here May 27-29.

  • From So-Called Enemy Aliens to U.S. Patriots

    Jun 4, 2009

    World War II and Korean War veteran Grant Ichikawa has experienced the dramatic change in the lives of Asian Pacific Americans. During the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month ceremony May 27, he related how Asian immigrants were denied citizenship until after World War II. But today Asian Pacific Americans hold top positions in the presidential cabinet, Congress and the military.

  • USO brings 'a little piece of home' to Soldiers with first portable facility

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Community Honors Fallen Heroes

    Jun 4, 2009

    Under gray clouds that threatened rain, members of 20 military organizations were joined by hundreds of community residents in a patriotic, emotional and heart-warming ceremony at Maple Hill Cemetery to honor local military heroes on Memorial Day. The May 25 ceremony drew an estimated crowd of 800 attendees, who participated in a program that included patriotic music, the placing of memorial wreaths, a rifle salute, and comments from local community and military leaders. The annual Memorial Day Ceremony was hosted by the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army and co-sponsored by the North Alabama Veterans and Fraternal Organizations Coalition.

  • Normandy: One Soldier's unexpected home away from home

    Jun 4, 2009

    In the few days that I have been in this town I have continuously heard about the great respect and friendship between the French citizens here and American servicemembers, and in my ventures into town I have felt a great deal of camaraderie. But I believe it was not until last night that I was able to truly experience the bond that exists between the American military and the people of Normandy.

  • Fort Drum Soldier receives Military Motherhood Award

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Author Shares her Life's Stories in Poetry

    Jun 4, 2009

    Many people dream of one day seeing their name on the cover of the first book they have written. For most of them, a dream is as far as the idea will ever go. Mary Dailey is living that dream. Dailey's book, titled "In My Comfort Zone," is a collection of poetry written over the years of her life. Her journey is reflected throughout its pages, from her childhood in Atmore to the present day.

  • Turkish Chairman of Defense arrives in D.C.

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Prep Rocket Designers Get Boost from Mentor

    Jun 4, 2009

    As a volunteer, Michael Murphy is having an influence on the future of aerospace. For the past three years, this engineer has given up many Tuesday afternoons and some Saturday mornings during the school year to help students at Stone Middle School explore the possibilities, limitations and challenges of rocketry. He has helped teams of students work with computer programs to design rockets, and then select materials to build and fly rockets. He has helped them analyze their flight results and make changes so that future flights are more and more successful.

  • CERDEC and Microsoft share research for multi-touch technology

    Jun 4, 2009

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center recently signed a cooperative research and development agreement with Microsoft to share research in support of developing multi-touch technology for the Warfighter.

  • YouTube Links

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Corporate Gift Lifts Vets Memorial Toward Reality

    Jun 4, 2009

    A $300,000 donation has put the Madison County Veterans Memorial Foundation much closer to its goal of raising about $4 million to build a veterans memorial in downtown Huntsville's Veterans Park. The donation, made by the Boeing Company, brings to nearly $2 million the amount of funds raised by the foundation. A symbolic check for $300,000 was presented by Boeing vice president Tony Jones to foundation chairman Bill Stender at a ceremony in Veterans Park on Memorial Day. The May 25 ceremony included AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. James Myles, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Rep. Parker Griffith and foundation fund-raising chairman retired Brig. Gen. Bob Drolet.

  • Flickr Links

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Humor Follows Chaplain into Retirement

    Jun 4, 2009

    With a sense of humor that quickly made him a hallmark on Redstone during an abbreviated assignment, Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jim Benson said goodbye to the local Arsenal community and to the Army. After almost 25 years of service, Benson is giving up the military life to return home to his wife, Joanne, who is a special education teacher in San Antonio and his youngest daughter, Samantha, who is in architecture school in San Antonio. He is looking forward to spending the next month or so with an entire family in one house because his eldest daughter, Kate, who is an Army nurse in Hawaii, will be in Texas to attend an ICU medical course.

  • June 2009, Vol. 64, No. 6

    Jun 4, 2009

    2009 has been designated by the Army as the "Year of the NCO"

  • A 'Yes' that changed my life

    Jun 4, 2009

    We were headed straight into the storm. I pressed my face hard against the plastic window, watching the wing tip lights as they disappeared in the blackness. I put up my tray table and glanced down at my watch. It had been less than two hours since we took off from Bien Hoa, South Vietnam.

  • A family of sergeants major

    Jun 4, 2009

    Only one percent of Reserve Soldiers and 0.8 percent of active-duty Soldiers who raise their hands on enlistment day will ever reach the rank of sergeant major or command sergeant major.

  • New Site Project Manager at Newport

    Jun 4, 2009

    Officials at the Newport Chemical Depot (NECD) announced today the promotion of one of its deputy site project managers to site project manager. Anthony W. Reed, who has been a deputy site project manager at the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (NECDF) for the last year, will begin site project manager duties June 22.

  • Army begins mustard blister agent disposal campaign

    Jun 4, 2009

    Umatilla Chemical Depot (UMCD) storage workers began delivering HD mustard-filled bulk containers or "ton containers" to the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF) at 10 a.m. this morning. This marks the official start of the last individual chemical munitions disposal campaign at the depot

  • From NCO to CEO: Master Sgt. Mark "Ranger" Jones

    Jun 4, 2009

    Not many people afraid of heights would jump out of an airplane willingly. Most people don't live out of their car for two years. But that's exactly what Mark "Ranger" Jones was doing when he began his Army career.

  • Runners Show Their Patriotism on Special Day

    Jun 4, 2009

    Two brothers, both avid runners and former Marines, wanted to do something extra on Memorial Day, May 25. They actually started planning on last year's holiday. They decided to carry flags as they participated in Huntsville's 30th annual Cotton Row Run. "We're never going to win it, so we wanted to do something to just kind of help remind people what Memorial Day is all about," Nick Kuzy said.

  • The life of the National Training Center media relations officer

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Motorcycle Riders Receive Equipment Change

    Jun 4, 2009

    "People get confused about what they are required to wear," Garrison safety specialist Keith Coates said of the proper motorcycle riding gear. "Our Garrison Policy on Personal Protective Equipment clarifies what all riders must use to ensure their safety and follow established guidance from the U.S. Army Garrison."

  • Transportation Soldiers combat mid-tour fatigue

    Jun 4, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Soldiers in the 70th Transportation Company, 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, are combating mid-tour fatigue with up-to-date combat training here

  • Hotel Company Change of Responsibility

    Jun 4, 2009

    First Sergeant Thomas Bowers accepts the H Company guidon as he assumes responsibility of the company. The "Hard Rock Hotel," is a company within 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).

  • Iraqi Army, Taji Sustainers foster education at local Iraqi school

    Jun 4, 2009

    SALAH AD-DIN PROVINCE, Iraq - Soldiers from the 10th Sustainment Brigade and the 2nd Battalion, 36th Iraqi Army Brigade delivered donated school supplies to the Al Mustaqbal School, located in the town of 50 Dar North, here May 3.

  • Army Families Battle Against Autism

    Jun 4, 2009

    When he was a baby, Jones Alexander Tubberville suffered from several ear infections and upper respiratory illnesses. His mother, Lori Tubberville, remembers the almost constant rounds of antibiotics that doctor's prescribed for her son's health. But, soon after his first birthday, Tubberville and her husband, National Guard Staff Sgt. James Tubberville, noticed changes in Xander's behavior that went far beyond anything that an antibiotic could combat.

  • Trans NCO re-enlistment, a memory of a lifetime

    Jun 4, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - For one transportation Soldier from Contingency Operating Base Speicher, her re-enlistment ceremony here was a memorable one.

  • In their words: NCO stories

    Jun 4, 2009

    In their words: NCO stories

  • Sustainer leadership sustaining momentum

    Jun 4, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The company commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Sustainment Command Expeditionary, handed over the reins of leadership during a ceremony here May 22.

  • Four Soldiers make Team USA for 2009 World Wrestling Championships

    Jun 4, 2009

    The U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program put an unprecedented three Greco-Roman wrestlers and a coach on Team USA for the 2009 World Wrestling Championships.

  • The man in the mirror: Sgt. Robert Bartlett

    Jun 4, 2009

    When you look in the mirror, who do you see'" On May 20, 2005, a 31-year-old Army scout sniper named Pfc. Robert Bartlett glanced at the mirror placed before him with his right eye, his left eye blinded. Burns covered his face and hands; his bottom lip, an eyelid, five teeth, the front of his nose and part of his jaw-all missing.

  • Army enlisting services of older priests

    Jun 4, 2009

    The Army has targeted seminarians and young priests for the job in years past, realizing that only about 90 active-duty Catholic chaplains minister to an estimated 600,000 Catholic soldiers and their immediate families.

  • Sustainers remember

    Jun 4, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Sustainers honored fallen U.S. Service Members during a Memorial Day ceremony here May 25.

  • Soldier of the Year competition

    Jun 4, 2009

    Soldiers int he 35th Signal Brigade compete for Soldier of the Year honors.

  • 7th Sust. Bde. participates in 22nd Fleet Week

    Jun 4, 2009

    7th Sust. Bde. participates in 22nd Fleet Week

  • Twitter Links

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Knights hold NCO Induction

    Jun 4, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Forty-six new noncommissioned officers were officially inducted into the corps of noncommissioned officers during a ceremony at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation base complex here May 16.

  • Flickr Links

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Army celebrates 234 years of technological innovations

    Jun 4, 2009

    Fort Bliss celebrates the Army birthday by taking a look back at the technological achievements of the Punitive Expedition.

  • Army Strong Experience inspires civilian leaders

    Jun 4, 2009

    This year's Army Strong Experience reached its apex today with a keynote address by Secretary of the Army Pete Geren.

  • Fort Carson Red Cross support Soldiers, Families

    Jun 4, 2009

    Fort Carson Red Cross Station reaches out to Soldiers and Families.

  • Deployed Fort Carson parents see children graduate from high school

    Jun 4, 2009

    Fort Carson set up communications links for deployed Soldiers to see local area High School graduation.

  • The man in the mirror: Sgt. Robert Bartlett

    Jun 4, 2009

    "When you look in the mirror, who do you see'" On May 20, 2005, a 31-year-old Army scout sniper named Pfc. Robert Bartlett glanced at the mirror placed before him with his right eye, his left eye blinded. Burns covered his face and hands; his bottom lip, an eyelid, five teeth, the front of his nose and part of his jaw-all missing.

  • Army deploys scientists to study Iraqi culture

    Jun 4, 2009

    From the first day of Basic Combat Training, Soldiers are trained not to ask the question 'Why'' Maybe 'Where'' or 'When'' - but never 'Why'' However, in today's battlefield, 'Why'' is more important than ever.

  • Day of the sniper: The story behind 'the million-dollar shot'

    Jun 4, 2009

    The four-man sniper team hardly dared to breathe. For two days and nights they had waited for the right situation, and it was finally here.

  • Workshop stresses equal employment opportunities

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Museum honors the NCO

    Jun 4, 2009

    Founded in 1975, the U.S. Army Museum of the Noncommissioned Officer in Fort Bliss, Texas, displays and depicts the history of the NCO from 1775 to the present.

  • Officials receive disaster training

    Jun 4, 2009

    June 1 marked the beginning of the 2009 hurricane season, and with safety at the center of the garrison mission, officials here met for a hurricane emergency table-top exercise that same day. By conducting periodic exercises such as this one, organization commanders and directors are better prepared when disaster strikes.

  • A 'New' Recreation Area to Serve Fort Stewart Soldiers, Families

    Jun 4, 2009

    If you haven't been to the Holbrook Outdoor Recreation Area lately, you're missing something special. It is not the Holbrook you used to know. Soon, you'll be able to visit and see all the changes at the "new" Holbrook.

  • NCO pride and heritage run deep

    Jun 4, 2009

    Noncommissioned officers are "the backbone of the Army," states the U.S. Army's NCO Creed. "Backbone" refers to the critical role NCOs play: training and looking after the welfare of junior Soldiers, leading by example, and advising officers and executing their orders with minimal supervision.

  • Title

    Jun 4, 2009

    Veterans may receive government funding to begin or expand small businesses, government agency representatives informed them at the "Book your Flight to Business Success" conference Friday at the Soldier Service Center. Conference speakers also addressed small business planning and receiving government contracts. Fort Rucker's Army Community Service (ACS) and Troy University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Center for International Business and Economic Development sponsored the event. Through a database on www.vetbiz.org, veterans can register their small businesses with the VA, increasing businesses' visibility for contracting dollars. Veterans can put information and a short video about their businesses in the database. Veterans will also be notified of contracts available in their areas and receive updates about pertinent legislation.

  • Patriots Compete, Bond at Organizational Day

    Jun 4, 2009

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, enjoyed fun in the sun and a bit of friendly competition at their battalion's Organizational Day held at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill, Ga., May 29.

  • Aviation Center Soldiers take care of their own

    Jun 4, 2009

    Despite a tough economy, the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) raised $120,589.32 to help Soldiers and Families in need during the postAca,!a,,cs 2009 Army Emergency Relief (AER) fundraising campaign.

  • Last But Not Least

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Spartans Train to Interact with Iraqi Neighbors

    Jun 4, 2009

    The Soldiers, members of 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division were at the combined arms collective training facility on Fort Stewart, taking part in urban reconnaissance operations training as a part of Spartan Focus, May 31.

  • Best of the Best!

    Jun 4, 2009

    This week, four Soldiers and four noncommissioned officers representing the best in U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command are vying for the opportunity to earn the actual title and go on to compete at Department of the Army level. The weeklong competition taking place in Colorado Springs, Colo., features a land navigation course, physical fitness test, Class A uniform inspection, a grueling urban warfare lanes exam, and other exciting challenges. The winners of the Soldier of the Year and NCO of the Year Competitions will be announced Friday.

  • 597th Special Repair Activity deploys

    Jun 4, 2009

    597th Ordnance Maintenance Special Repair Activity deployed to Joint Base Balad, Iraq on May 28. This was the unit's 13th deployment.

  • Rising to the challenge: NCO of the Year

    Jun 4, 2009

    When Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino agreed to go before his unit's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year board last year, he had no idea what he was getting into, no idea that he would soon be an ambassador for the Army and an example for NCOs and other Soldiers worldwide.

  • Stalker Battalion Preps 41st for Deployment

    Jun 4, 2009

    Elements of the 41st Brigade Combat Team out of Oregon prepare to head to the Gun Truck Crew Evaluation. The crews were already validated on preparatory skills needed for the full run-phase of this training.

  • Kuwait Armed Forces visit Lucky Warrior exercise

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Facebook Links

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Correction for May 2009 issue

    Jun 4, 2009

  • NCOs as mentors

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Reenactment groups bring D-Day era alive

    Jun 4, 2009

    SAINTE MERE EGLISE, France -- Maurice Lancelot is not an American Soldier, but he is dressed like one

  • Asian-Pacific Heritage: 1/15 Inf Regt Chaplain Shares Heritage With Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2009

    Chaplain (Capt.) Philip Jeon, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was excited to be the featured speaker at the 3rd HBCT's Asian Pacific Heritage Month luncheon at the Kelley Hill Dining Facility on Fort Benning, May 27.

  • AAFES employees tackle half marathon together

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Mellinger invigorated by young Soldiers' successes

    Jun 4, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger jokes that he didn't join the Army at 19 - but was rather "invited." Today, after nearly four decades, his long and decorated career continues. Not without realizing, however, his inspiration throughout all these years.

  • 75th Military Police Detachment (CID) Soldiers on their way to the Middle East

    Jun 4, 2009

    Members of Fort Belvoir's 75th Military Detachment (Criminal Investigation Division) gathered to hug and kiss their loved ones goodbye during a ceremony on the steps of installation headquarters early Wednesday morning.

  • Year of the NCO: Vanguard Bde Announces Soldier, NCO of Quarter

    Jun 4, 2009

    Two combat arms Soldiers outshined their competition at the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's 3rd Quarter Board, May 26. Specialist David Quintero, Battery A, 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, and Corporal Gregory Touzani, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, were named the Vanguard Brigade's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter, respectively. Both troops will represent their brigade at the 3rd Infantry Division-level competition slated for Friday.

  • Transportation Corps Regimental Chapel hosts organ dedication/rededication concert

    Jun 4, 2009

    Transportation, Corps, Regimental ,Chapel, hosts, organ, dedication/rededication, concert

  • Engineer retires after 45 years in missile defense

    Jun 4, 2009

    Mr. Leon Riley knows a thing or two about missile defense. During his career spanning 45 years in the business, he has accumulated 17 patents, notably one resulting from his work on a first-known application of fiber optics for communications.

  • FOB Dragon relocates, reopens for training

    Jun 4, 2009

    FOB Dragon relocates, reopens for training

  • I.A.M. Strong to sponsor concert tour

    Jun 4, 2009

    The 2009 Army Concert Tour, which includes artists Sugarland, Tim McGraw and Lynyrd Skynyrd, is sponsored by I.A.M. Strong, the Army's campaign to combat sexual harassment and sexual assaults by engaging all Soldiers to prevent inappropriate behavior before it occurs.

  • Year of the NCO

    Jun 4, 2009

    Year of the NCO

  • Kontakt Club rakes in awards, brings community together

    Jun 4, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - U.S. Army Europe announced the winners for the annual Outreach Kontakt Awards May 13. Kontakt, a German-American friendship organization, won many awards in Vilseck and Grafenwoehr. Both groups and individuals who made exceptional contributions to the German-American Friendship Outreach Program, were honored. The Kontakt Vilseck club won two of the 14 Group High Achievement Awards throughout Germany. The club won the Group and District Development Award and the Special Programs at a Community with Military Presence Award for volunteering a total of 11,960 hours in 2008.

  • Grafenwoehr BOSS wins big for single Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers presidents and representatives for various U.S. Army installations throughout the Installation Management Command-Europe region gathered in Heidelberg during a week-long conference April 26 - May 2. The subjects of the conference included dealing with the unique issues concerning single Soldiers, ways to improve the BOSS program to make it more appealing and conferring of several awards, in which U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr walked away with two: best large installation with a single soldier population over 2,000 and best event from a large installation with a single soldier population over 2,000.

  • First Log Command's Story Comes Alive at Quartermaster Museum

    Jun 4, 2009

    The story of the 1st Logistical Command, the Army's largest organization during the Vietnam War, is now being told in an exhibit, "The First With the Most: The 1st Logistical Command in Vietnam", at the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum, Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • Military working dogs rest in good hands

    Jun 4, 2009

    Military working dogs rest in good hands

  • CASCOM's Best Warriors Compete

    Jun 4, 2009

    Seven warriors competed for the titles of Combined Arms Support Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and Soldier of the Year. The competition was held at Fort Lee, Va., May 26-29, with a series of events to include weapons qualification, a board appearance, land navigation and warrior tasks. The winners will next compete in the Training and Doctrine Command level competition.

  • Civilian Clergy Resources: Ministering to Families Affected by Military Deployment

    Jun 4, 2009

    Soldiers are the centerpiece of the United States Army and they are the strength of our great Nation. Throughout our history, the Army has achieved remarkable success because of the exceptional men and women - Soldiers of unequalled skill, valor and courage - who have joined our ranks. Today's Soldiers are no different. They continue to epitomize what is best about America. They carry huge responsibilities and heavy burdens while providing faithful and selfless service to our nation in an uncertain world of global challenges and persistent conflict.

  • Civilian Talent Management Program

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Coast Guard Port Security Unit 305 returns from duty in Guantanamo Bay

    Jun 4, 2009

    Coast Guard Port Security Unit 305 returns from duty in Guantanamo Bay

  • NCO Shares Journey of Faith Through Written Word

    Jun 4, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Gerald Peckham is a mortuary affairs Soldier and an author who wants to use the compassion that drew him to his profession and his experiences performing his duties in war to help Soldiers cope during trying times.

  • 82nd Airborne assumes command in eastern Afghanistan

    Jun 4, 2009

    Fifteen months after transferring authority of Regional Command East in Afghanistan to the 101st Airborne Division, the 82nd Airborne Division re-assumed command during a ceremony, Wednesday.

  • D-Day commentary: Values bind servicemembers together across span of time

    Jun 4, 2009

    NORMANDY, France - As I walked through the American cemetery at Omaha Beach here, I found it difficult to wrap my mind around a battle so large and so brutal. I imagine, as thousands of Soldiers poured onto these beaches 65 years ago, the magnitude of the conflict must have been overwhelming to them as well.

  • Focus groups bridge customers' voice

    Jun 4, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- It's U.S Army Garrison Kaiserslautern customers who have the power - to improve community services.

  • Communities to receive $30 million for maintenance and renovation

    Jun 4, 2009

    The Installation Management Command is transferring approximately $30 million into U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg coffers within the next month to help the garrison fund building and infrastructure maintenance and renovation.

  • Chance meeting brings cavalry sergeant face-to-face with D-Day veteran

    Jun 4, 2009

    Although sun and waves come together to create a serene picture of Sainte Mere Eglise today, sixty-five years ago Saturday it was the site of one of the bloodiest battles in history.

  • Surviving Cancer : Heidelberg civilian employee shares new perspective on life

    Jun 4, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- "I didn't think I would be alive to see this day," said Sonja Draught, who marched across the stage with her husband, Damon, to receive their master's degrees together at University of Maryland University College Europe's commencement ceremony May 9.

  • Stryker sergeants relive history by recreating image of Soldiers taken on D-Day

    Jun 4, 2009

    NORMANDY, France - Three Soldiers and career-long friends got the rare opportunity to relive the past in a unique way June 2 while the trio is here supporting the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of D-Day. Sgts.

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