Archive: Jun 2009

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  • GoI, IP leaders receive in-depth look into CF forensic procedures and apprenticeships

    Jun 30, 2009

    During the tour Iraqi leaders visited the Joint Expeditionary Forensic Facility, Combined Counter Exploitation Explosive Cell labs and the Iraqi Based Industrial Zone, continuing the efforts of the brigade to bring about greater transparency and data awareness for Iraqi leadership of the province.

  • Quartermaster Co. completes mission

    Jun 30, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - The 590th Quartermaster Company from Fort Drum, N.Y., a field service company deployed here in March 2008, transferred its authority to the 855th QM Co., from South Bend, Ind., June 12.

  • NCO awarded Silver Star for courage under fire in Afghanistan

    Oct 23, 2012

    Rows of Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, stood at attention as the U.S. Army recognized Staff Sgt. Conrad Begaye for bravery under fire in Afghanistan.

  • Over 100 Take Oath of Enlistment at Country USA

    Jun 29, 2009

    More than 100 men and women raised their right hand and recited their oath of enlistment on the main Stage at Country USA in Oshkosh, Wi June 27, 2009. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey E. Phillips, Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs administered the oath and spoke to the new recruits from all branches of service and their families about the honor and importance of serving in the military. The Army "Volunteers", a musical group that is part of the U.S. Army Field Band from Washington, D.C. performed at the venue just prior to the oath of enlistment ceremony. The Army Virtual Experience was also on display on the grounds and was a crowd favorite.

  • Radin presents Silver Star to Iowa family

    Jun 29, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Robert M. Radin, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, presents a Silver Star Medal to Harry Rasmusson's family after 65 years. The family accepted the medal at American Legion Post No. 334 in McCallsburg, Iowa, May 25. Rasmusson earned the medal based on his actions as a Soldier with the 90th Infantry Division in World War II. Unfortunately, the paperwork was lost, then presumed destroyed when a large portion of the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis was gutted by fire in 1973. The family approached retired Brig. Gen. J. Daniel McGowan, an Iowa civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army, to see if the paperwork could be reinstated. With assistance from Lt. Col. Brad Dostal, commander of the Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion, the award was eventually approved. Although Harry Rasmusson passed away in July 2008, family members said they were honored to receive the medal as part of the town's Memorial Day celebration.

  • 407th AFSB golf game improves safety, team building

    Jun 29, 2009

    To kick off the Army's Summer Safety Season campaign, the 407th Army Field Support Brigade Commander, Col. Rebecca Jones, hosted an unprecedented training event that served to accomplish two of her critical training objectives: improving safety awareness and team building.

  • LOGCAP stepping up in Afghanistan

    Jun 29, 2009

    New living quarters going up in Afghanistan, managed by LOGCAP

  • Perpetual drive pushes Soldier to honor and achievement

    Jun 29, 2009

    Spc. Joshua Geren constantly seeks higher achievement as part of his Army career. Geren won Soldier of the Year honors for the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Evacuation exercise tests paratroopers' flexibility

    Jun 29, 2009

    The 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division conducted a Non-combatant Evacuation Operation June 24-26 at Camp Mackall, N.C.

  • 2009 Astronaut Candidate Class includes Army LTC Mark Vande Hei

    Jun 29, 2009

    After reviewing more than 3500 applications, NASA has selected nine men and women for the 2009 astronaut candidate class. Army LTC Mark T. Vande Hei, a flight controller for the International Space Station at NASA's Johnson Space Center as part of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's NASA Detachment, is one of those candidates.

  • Army Sustainment Command a key gear in ARFORGEN machinery

    Jun 29, 2009

    Engaged throughout the ARFORGEN Process, Army Sustainment Command is key to materiel readiness

  • Expanded Homeowners Assistance Program could help with BRAC hardships

    Jun 29, 2009

    While the Base Realignment and Closure decisions of 2005 are causing upheaval for some families, help is available through the Department of Defense National Relocation Program, the Homeowners Assistance Program, and soon, the Expanded HAP, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

  • Army team gives special welcome home to all wounded

    Jun 29, 2009

    Wounded Soldiers sent home from overseas are greeted by their own before they are even off the plane at Andrews Air Force Base. The Army's wounded are welcomed back to the country by three members of the Army's Medical Evacuation to CONUS Hospitals team.

  • "Biggest Little Chief' a property book giant

    Jun 29, 2009

    Chief Warrant Officer Cheryl Bartly, tiny in stature, is a giant among Army property book officers, with $17.6 billion on her books.

  • Transitioning the Strategic Reserve into an Operational Force

    Jun 29, 2009

    Transitioning the Strategic Reserve into an Operational Force (Army Initiative 4) is one of seven initiatives being spearheaded by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. The objective is to transition the Army's reserve components, both the National Guard and Army Reserve, from a strategic reserve into an operational force.

  • U.S. Army Sustainment Command NCO of the Year Competition

    Jun 29, 2009

    Five nominated Noncommissioned Officers from the U.S. Army Sustainment Command competed in a week-long selection process including a board, an Army Physical Fitness Test, a timed essay and quiz, a situational training obstacle course, weapons qualification, land navigation, and a 10-mile foot march to earn the title of ASC NCO of the Year.

  • 62nd Inf Bde deploys first Soldier in more than 40 years

    Jun 29, 2009

    In a unit that will be training Soldiers to advise Iraqi and Afghan security forces, deployments will not be uncommon. A recent deployment for the 162nd Infantry Brigade, however, proved to be a rare opportunity. Second Lt. Wendel S. Walters, assigned to the brigade's 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, has the distinction of being the first Soldier assigned to the brigade to deploy in 44 years.

  • Weapons training becomes 'foreign' experience for 162nd Soldiers

    Jun 29, 2009

    Nineteen Soldiers assigned to the 162nd Infantry Brigade recently had a foreign experience with weapons when they undertook a training mission at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

  • TNI-AD, U.S. engineers complete HCA projects

    Jun 29, 2009

    BANDUNG, Indonesia - Approximately 86 engineers from the Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Ankatan Darat, or Indonesian Army, and the 624th Engineer Battalion (Vertical), Utah Army National Guard marked the completion of three Humanitarian Civic Assistance projects with ceremonies at the sites June 28.

  • Polk units attend Street Smart program to learn driving safety

    Jun 29, 2009

    Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, in conjunction with the Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation, brought the Street Smart Program (presented by Anheuser Busch) to Fort Polk's Bayou Theater June 16-17.

  • Antonia takes helm of 4th BCT, 10th Mtn Div

    Jun 29, 2009

    Another page has been added to the storied history of 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) as, outgoing commander, Col. Mark A. Dewhurst, handed over the reigns of command to, incoming commander Col. Bruce P. Antonia in a change of command ceremony June 19 at Honor Field.

  • FORSCOM: 'Back to basics' for Year of NCO

    Jun 29, 2009

    In keeping with this year's theme for the Army, "Year of the NCO," the command sergeant major of U.S. Army Forces Command has a message for his enlisted troops: "Go back to basics."

  • Running with the Dogs

    Jun 29, 2009

    Major Gen. Michael Ferriter, Commanding General, Fort Benning, Ga. (right), speaks to Soldiers of Troop B, 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment as Col. Peter Jones, Commander, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, looks on. As the new commander of Fort Benning, Ferriter joined the Aca,!A"Dog-faced SoldiersAca,!A? of Kelley Hill for a morning run before receiving a brief regarding brigade activities on June 29.

  • Future Center of Excellence fits Army's future and current challenges

    Jun 29, 2009

    The Center of Excellence under construction at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is intended to be a model for how the Army must transform the way it does business to meet the challenges it faces in the future.

  • Independence Day Safety Message

    Jun 29, 2009

  • Army Field Band shares stage with Jazz greats

    Jun 29, 2009

    There was a lot of "looking up" going on when the Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band performed at Music Education Week in Washington, D.C., for MENC: The National Association for Music Education.

  • Celebrating CAMDS

    Jun 29, 2009

    Better late than never. That was the sentiment behind a special event held June 18 in honor of the Chemical Agent Munitions Disposal System (CAMDS).

  • Referral Bonus Program Suspended

    Jun 29, 2009

    Effective July 1, 2009, the $2K Referral Bonus Program ($2K) is suspended.

  • Junior shooters get tips from Olympians at summer camp

    Jun 29, 2009

    For some kids, a chance to hang out with and pick the brain of a U.S. Olympian or Soldier would be the highlight of the summer.

  • 2009 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition sees camaraderie amid challenge

    Jun 29, 2009

  • Facilities, personnel converge on Army Enterprise concept

    Jun 29, 2009

    The Army Enterprise concept is designed to improved processes within the Army as it prepares to meeting current and future challenges.

  • During the storm, officials offer tips on riding out storms

    Jun 29, 2009

    While human activity outside may be at a minimum during a hurricane here, the Installation Operations Center (IOC) staff works feverishly throughout the storm to make sure every person stays safe and property suffers minimal damage.

  • Batting cages score Families swinging good times

    Jun 29, 2009

    Fort Rucker opened new batting cages. The cages, located on Fifth Avenue near the post office, offer both fast-pitch and slow-pitch baseball and softball.

  • Picatinny NCO stands out in several uniforms

    Jun 29, 2009

    First Sgt. Paul Wilcock, a wounded Soldier stationed at Picatinny Arsenal competed in and finished a 210-cycling competition without any real training or preperation.

  • Phipps pins on first star

    Jun 29, 2009

  • Military Police working dog welcomes MPs to Graf

    Jun 29, 2009

    Members of the 615th Military Police Company recently underwent a three-week training program to familiarize newly arrived Soldiers with local Grafenwoehr policies and procedures. The program, the Bloodhound Law Enforcement Academy, included topics ranging from legal responsibilities and limitations and performing routine traffic stops to proper use of military working dogs.

  • JROTC Leadership camp brings camaraderie, competition to cadets

    Jun 29, 2009

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Department of Defense high schools throughout Europe arrived in Grafenwoehr June 14, for a 10-day Cadet Leadership Challenge camp.

  • Grafenwoehr's Tower Inn receives national recognition

    Jun 29, 2009

    The American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute designated U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr's Tower Inn winner of the 2009 Gold Pineapple award.

  • Grafenwoehr race qualifies Army Europe 10-Miler team for national competition

    Jun 29, 2009

    The U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr hosted the U.S. Army 10-Miler qualifying race June 27, 2009. One hundred and eight racers participated. The top six male and female Soldiers qualified to run the national race in Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 2009.

  • Germany-based units receive Army Deployment Excellence Awards

    Jun 29, 2009

  • Leaders emerge through Year of the NCO

    Jun 29, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The day a Soldier becomes a member of the noncommissioned officer corps, is the day he or she becomes a leader of Soldiers. It's the moment when a Soldier accepts and honors the words of the NCO creed: "All Soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership; I will provide that leadership." Becoming a leader, however, is a journey of life, experiences and the leadership of others.

  • AMC's O'Keefe selected for SES during ceremony

    Jun 29, 2009

    Gerald OAca,!a,,cKeefe was appointed into the Senior Executive Service in a ceremony June 26 at the U.S. Army Materiel Command headquarters. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general, AMC, presided over the ceremony. OAca,!a,,cKeefe is AMCAca,!a,,cs Deputy G-3/5 for Strategy and Concepts. Previously he was the Strategic Advisor for Plans and Resources at AMC, after retiring from the active duty Army as a colonel in August 2008. (Photos by Wayne Scanlon)

  • Joint Munitions Command Moves Forward with BRAC Implementation

    Jun 29, 2009

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The Joint Munitions Command continues to move forward with Base Realignment and Closure 2005 implementation, closing five of its ammunition facilities and relocating mission, all the while taking care of people.

  • The Changing Face of Brussels

    Jun 29, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - The Sterrebeek Annex has been experiencing its first significant new construction since it was acquired in the 1960s. Ground was broken on Dec. 4, 2008, for a new BAS gymnasium and art complex, the first major new construction in the 42-year history of the Brussels American School.

  • 287th Sustainment Brigade Begins MRAP Rollover Training

    Jun 29, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Knowing what to expect and how to react during a vehicle rollover were the learning objectives of the 287th Sustainment Brigade's Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Egress Training here May 29

  • Year of the Noncommissioned Officer - Spotlight NCO

    Jun 29, 2009

  • The Mobile Redistribution Team saves taxpayer dollars

    Jun 29, 2009

    JOINT SECURITY STATION LOYALTY, Iraq - As part of the responsible drawdown of forces in Iraq, leaders are presented with a number of challenges. One of these challenges is, 'what do we do with all this stuff''

  • Iraqi logisticians 3d ESC leaders discuss operations

    Jun 29, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Iraqi Army and 3d Sustainment Command Expeditionary leaders from across Iraq met here to discuss current and future operations of Iraqi Army supply and maintenance systems June 23.

  • Minister president honors U.S. military Soldiers, employees for outstanding service

    Jun 29, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Every year Hessen's minister president recognizes people who go above and beyond the call of duty to save lives, help their fellow citizens and to improve the quality of life for those who reside in the German state. A recognition ceremony at the annual Hessentag celebration honors those who have performed outstanding service in Hessen.

  • New Army Lodge opens in heart of Europe

    Jun 29, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The new Army Lodge on ChiAfA..vres Air Base opened its doors in June, after almost two years of construction. "It is the first environmentally-friendly Lodge to be erected in Europe. It's the newest and most modern in the region," said JoAnn Chambers, chief of staff, IMCOM-Europe.

  • Military has met SOFA deadline, top U.S. general in Iraq says

    Jun 29, 2009

    The U.S. military will have no issues complying with the U.S. - Iraq Status of Forces Agreement, which requires all U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraqi cities by June 30, the commander of Multinational Force Iraq, said Sunday.

  • Transferability Policy for Post 9-11 GI Bill Announced

    Jun 29, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The Post 9-11 GI Bill takes effect Aug. 1, but Servicemembers can begin signing up their immediate family members for transferability now.

  • Military career drives postmaster's passion

    Jun 29, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Delivering the mail is how Josh Alo has earned his daily bread throughout his adult life, but his avocation since his teen years has been making music, specifically Reggae music. Prior to becoming Brussels postmaster, the Honolulu, Hawaii, native served nine years in the U.S. Air Force as a mail transportation manager, serving overseas in Japan, Belgium and Italy, with significant deployments to the Middle East. "I'm proud of my service, past and present, to military communities, and that's a big part of what I sing about," he said.

  • Child Development Center opens after a year long-renovation

    Jun 29, 2009

    CAMP DARBY, Italy -- The doors of the U.S. Army Garrison Livorno Child Development Center opened to Camp Darby community children on June 16 after a year-long renovation costing approx $1 million.

  • Wounded warriors return to Iraq

    Jun 29, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - It was the third charge, the third explosion of a roadside bomb that took off his leg. The last time Sgt. Christopher A. Burrell was in Iraq he was pulled from a burning vehicle in Sadr City, a neighborhood in Baghdad. A tourniquet applied by another Soldier saved his life, but a nurse here at the Air Force Theater Hospital had to break the tragic news-his left leg was gone, taken by an explosively formed projectile.

  • IMCOM-Europe transportation officials offer tips for summer move

    Jun 29, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The yearly "summer surge" season for permanent change of station moves has dawned. And with the expected high volume of Soldiers and families simultaneously leaving and entering the region during the next few months, Installation Management Command-Europe is providing tips for customers to help ensure their shipment of household goods goes smoothly.

  • 'Manchus' honor heritage with grueling 25-mile march

    Jun 29, 2009

    Manchu's of 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment and a select handful of special guests honored regimental heritage with a 25-mile movement knowns in unit folklore as the "Manchu Mile" June 24-25.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim conducts Fire Prevention training

    Jun 29, 2009

    USAG Mannheim Fire Prevention training slideshow.

  • Army medical researchers share ideas with U.S. Army Africa

    Jun 29, 2009

    When Sgt. 1st Class Gerardo Navarro heard about a U.S. Army research center's need to upgrade its facility deep within remote jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo, he began taking notes.

  • West African military logistics put to the test

    Jun 29, 2009

    When a Senegalese military unit convoyed nearly 3,000 kilometers from coastal West Africa to a multi-national exercise in June to Burkina Faso, a senior U.S. Army Africa logistics expert took note.

  • Africa Command focuses on extremists, drug traffickers

    Jun 29, 2009

    The top U.S. military officer with responsibility for Africa concedes he's worried about the threat of violent extremists taking hold there, particularly in Somalia, and said U.S. Africa Command is working to help regional governments prevent it.

  • Corps of Engineers hosts New Hogan Lake Independence Day celebration

    Jun 28, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District's New Hogan Lake joined the Calaveras, Calif., Booster Club to host the 2009 Independence Day fireworks show Saturday, June 27, at New Hogan Lake.

  • Army Field Band performs deep in the heart of Texas

    Jun 27, 2009

    On July 28, the Concert Band and SoldiersAca,!a,,c Chorus of The United States Army Field Band took the stage at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands and put on a Texas-sized performance. The audience, numbering roughly 7,500, included the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Randy Pais, and Ambassador Lawrence Holland, USAR Ambassador to Texas. The noncommissioned officers that comprise the Field Band look forward to returning to Houston in the future.

  • THE ROCK TAKES IT TO THE MAT

    Jun 27, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy -- One hundred forty-two Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry "ROCK" Regiment (Airborne) entered the ROCK Combatives Tournament in seven weight classes to compete for the top slot and bragging rights June 23-24 at the Caserma Ederle gym. The winners will represent 2-503 in 173rd ABCT's combatives tournament June 28- 30.

  • Lamont takes helm of Army Manpower, Reserve Affairs

    Jun 26, 2009

    The new Army civilian chief who will oversee all civilian and military personnel interests for the active and Reserve force was welcomed to the Army at a Pentagon swearing-in by host Secretary of the Army Pete Geren today.

  • The COMCAM Daily

    Jun 26, 2009

    Click here to view the Joint Combat Camera "Iraq Edition" for June 24, 2009.

  • Fort Bliss' music ambassadors

    Jun 26, 2009

  • Fort Bliss switches from TRADOC to FORSCOM

    Jun 26, 2009

    The Fort Bliss commander and command sergeant major changed their shoulder sleeve insignia from Air Defense Artillery Center to U.S. Army Forces Command in a transfer of authority ceremony held at the Fort Bliss museum, June 25.

  • Biggest Volkslauf yet

    Jun 26, 2009

    The 10th annual Marine Mess Volkslauf 10-kilometer Extreme Cross Country Run saw it's biggest crowd of runners yet, with approximately 750 runners taking on the challenge, Saturday. The flock of fleet-footed fun seekers beat last year's crew by 300 people.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT delegates meet to discuss family issues

    Jun 26, 2009

    The U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command hosted an Army Family Action Plan Conference June 15-19 in Huntsville, Ala. Delegates from Colorado Springs, Colo., Kwajalein Atoll, Fort Meade, Md., and Huntsville attended to discuss ways to improve quality of life issues for Soldiers and their families.

  • Schumacher nominated for ESPY Best Driver award

    Jun 26, 2009

    For the third straight year, U.S. Army Top Fuel driver, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, has been nominated for the ESPY Best Driver Award.

  • VIDEO: 2009 Drill Sergeant of the Year ceremony

    Jun 26, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Michael Johnston from Fort Benning was named the 2009 Active Duty Drill Sergeant of the Year and Staff Sgt. Joshua Marshall of the 95th Division (IT) was named the 2009 Reserve Component Drill Sergeant of the Year at a ceremony at Fort Monroe, Va. Johnston and Marshall earned their positions through a week-long competition.

  • Local Depot Employee Selected For Army Ammunition Excellence Award

    Jun 26, 2009

    Blue Grass Army Depot employee Timothy Thompson has been selected to receive the 2008 Department of the Army Ammunition Manager of the Year Award for Excellence in Ammunition Management. "This prestigious award recognizes individual excellence and professionalism in the accomplishment of ammunition management duties worldwide," said Ms. Theresa Smith, chief, Ammunition Management Career Program Office.

  • Golden Knights seek candidates

    Jun 26, 2009

    The U.S. Army Parachute Team known as the Golden Knights is now seeking candidates for its 2009 assessment and selection, which will begin Sept. 8.

  • Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Jun 26, 2009

    Drill sergeants are top-quality, professional noncommissioned officers from virtually all branches of the Army who turn citizens into Soldiers. During every recruit's initial entry training period, these NCOs set the tone for their entire military career. An annual four-day competition for Drill Sergeant of the Year was held last week by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, as it has for many years at its headquarters at Fort Monroe, VA, and the nearby training areas at Fort Eustis. After an Army Physical Fitness Test to test each candidate's level of physical fitness, the candidates were tested on their knowledge of Warrior Skill Tasks and how they teach tasks such as rifle marksmanship and land navigation to new Soldiers. The competition concluded with each Drill Sergeant answering questions from a board of senior command sergeants major about leadership and training.

  • Afghanistan draws attention of Army counter-IED conference

    Jun 26, 2009

    Defeating improvised explosives devices and their support networks is the focus of Army's third counter-IED conference, July 28-30, in Charlottesville, Va.

  • Exercise puts some 'JUICE' into communications

    Jun 26, 2009

    Closing current gaps in the design of more seamless and robust communications networks was the major theme this year of the annual worldwide DoD exercise hosted at Fort Monmouth, N.J., by the Software Engineering Center (SEC), part of the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command.

  • CBRN week continues

    Jun 26, 2009

    The 2009 Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Regimental Week continues to draw crowds, even as it draws to a close this week. While the CBRN Corps is using the week to plan for the future, many of the scheduled events showcase the CBRN Corps and are open to the public.

  • Streamlining logistics pays off for Soldiers

    Jun 26, 2009

    Though not normally perceived as a glamorous operation, the Operations and Plans section of the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command at Fort Monmouth, N.J., performs many functions that are critical to the Soldier in the field.

  • Woodcrafts defy warriors' limitations

    Jun 26, 2009

    When MAJ(R) Nina Saeli injured her spine and neck during training exercises, it limited the use of her hands, feet, arms and legs. She wasn't sure she would ever be able to participate in any productive activities. Then, her life was changed by a visit to the home of Dawson McLemore, president of the Bi-City Woodturners.

  • DSOY Ceremony

    Jun 26, 2009

  • New running technique strikes a Pose

    Jun 26, 2009

    Fort Sill fitness platoon is using a new technique to prevent running injuries.

  • World War II Street showcases authentic buildings

    Jun 26, 2009

    Just behind the National Infantry Museum, there's a treasure trove of authentic history.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inducts new members

    Jun 26, 2009

    Fort Benning honored some of its finest when six NCOs were inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club during a ceremony at Ridgway Hall June 18.

  • Johnston and Marshall are 2009 Drill Sergeants of the Year

    Jun 26, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Michael Johnston, active duty drill sergeant from Fort Benning, Ga., and Staff Sgt. Joshua Marshall, reserve drill sergeant from the 95th Division, were named the 2009 Drill Sergeants of the Year at a ceremony at Continental Park on Fort Monroe.

  • Army employees use recent training to save life

    Jun 26, 2009

    On many occasions, members of the acquisition community are recognized for the systems they provide that save lives, but rarely do those same people save lives with their own hands, as was the case on June 18.

  • Eagle Tower challenge boosts troops' confidence

    Jun 26, 2009

    Infantry recruits in their second week of one station unit training with C Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, reached new heights June 16 when they faced several challenges at the Eagle Tower confidence course.

  • Army chaplain, doctor comfort survivors of Metro crash

    Jun 26, 2009

    Several Walter Reed Army Medical Center staffers survived the deadliest accident in Washington Metrorail's 33-year history Monday.

  • New CG back on post for fifth tour

    Jun 26, 2009

    MG Michael Ferriter took command of Fort Benning and the U.S. Army Infantry Center from MG Michael Barbero during the traditional passing of the guidon and colors symbolizing the transfer of command authority Wednesday on the Parade Field adjacent to the National Infantry Museum.

  • Fort Hood's WTB Holds First Ever Blood Drive

    Jun 26, 2009

    WTB Fort Hood holds first ever blood drive

  • LTG Campbell speaks to Army War College students

    Jun 26, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, commanding general of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, spoke in Bliss Hall Thursday, June 18 to more than 350 members of the Army War College Distance Education Program Class of 2010. Campbell focused his remarks on strategic leadership for the students who were reporting for the first of the two, two-week resident courses as part of the USAWC program.

  • Army names top drill sergeants for 2009

    Jun 26, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Michael F. Johnston from the 192nd Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning, Ga., took home top honors for the active-duty force and Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Marshall from 2/398th Training Battalion, Bowling Green, Ky., captured the Reserve title in the Army's 2009 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition.

  • Museum creation takes the cake

    Jun 26, 2009

    Flour, sugar and 40 hours of baking and decorating - that's what went into Becky White's confectionary creation of the National Infantry Museum, which GEN(R) Colin Powell, Congressman Sanford Bishop, MG Michael Barbero and other dignitaries cut Friday after the grand opening of the new museum.

  • Smith Fitness Center offers boot camps

    Jun 26, 2009

    Fort Benning families don't have to join the Army to attend boot camp. Smith Fitness Center now offers monthlong boot camp sessions. The next session begins July 7.

  • Dragon's Peak tests Soldiers' mettle

    Jun 26, 2009

    More than 60 competitors challenged themselves with a series of physical and mental tests last week during Dragon's Peak to see who would be the 2009 CBRN Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • 14th MPs get new commander

    Jun 26, 2009

    Col. Anthony Zabek assumed command of the 14th Military Police Brigade at Nutter Field House, Tuesday. "I believe Col. Zabek is the first ever Reserve component officer to command an active-duty battalion and now an active-duty brigade," said Brig. Gen. David Phillips, U.S. Army Military Police School commandant.

  • Holiday Safety message

    Jun 26, 2009

    July 4 safety message.

  • Garrison gets new top noncommissioned officer

    Jun 26, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Sultan A. Muhammad began his first day as Fort Bragg's new garrison command sergeant major Friday by saying thank you. He thanked the Soldier he replaced for helping him get settled and he thanked the command for welcoming him.

  • Fort Bragg garrison receives new leader

    Jun 26, 2009

    Fort Bragg is the largest U.S. Army installation by population and the job of the garrison comA,A!mander is never ending. Even on the day that Col. David G. Fox, outgoing garrison commander, relinquished command to Col. Stephen J. Sicinski, Fox's morning was busy handling various issues including closing Fort Bragg's largest gate. Fox called the events, "a normal Fort Bragg day."

  • Fort Drum Soldiers incorperate Arabic speakers, roadside attacks in training exercise

    Jun 26, 2009

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (June 12, 2009) - Native Arabic speakers, roadside attacks, MEDEVAC (medical evacuation) helicopters and IEDs... in Watertown, NY. Operation Courage Peak, a training exercise for the Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry ("Triple Deuce") incorporated all of these things and more. The exercise lasted for 10 days and the Soldiers dealt with scenarios they might encounter in Iraq. All of the scenarios took place in the fictional town of Tirika.

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