Archive: Jun 2009

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  • Stryker Soldiers visit construction sites near Taji

    Jun 23, 2009

  • Pa. National Guard gives to Iraqi youth center

    Jun 23, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi kids in the Abu Ghraib area of western Baghdad are just like youngsters everywhere. If you don't give them something fun to do, who knows what they'll get into.

  • Eye doc keeps looking to help

    Jun 23, 2009

    TALLIL, Iraq - An extremely concerned Iraqi father cradled his seven month old son as he walked into a health clinic, here June 12, seeking medical help. There was something seriously wrong with his little boy's vision that demanded immediate attention.

  • Arrowhead Soldiers team up to win MWR softball championship game

    Jun 23, 2009

    BAGHDAD - When Soldiers serving in Iraq find themselves with downtime and in need of something to help occupy their time, many of them rely on the various events sponsored by Morale Welfare and Recreation centers throughout Iraq. These events can be anything from playing cards, participating in various dance- themed nights at the MWR to playing board games and sports.

  • Where are all the yellow ribbons'

    Jun 23, 2009

    Three to four years ago, yellow ribbons that quietly, but proudly stated support to the nation's servicemen and women adorned New York State's Capital District. There might not have been a street or a neighborhood that didn't have at least one yellow ribbon hanging or a sign posted that stated, "We support our troops." But, where have all the "yellow ribbons" gone'

  • Amputee combat vets return to Iraq for 'proper exit'

    Jun 23, 2009

    Six amputee combat veterans put their uniforms back on and returned to Iraq Sunday for the first time since sustaining their injuries in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • USO brings pizza party to Fort Myer

    Jun 23, 2009

  • Learning Without Books: 30th HBCT Soldiers teach Iraqis vehicle maintenance

    Jun 23, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Some things are not learned just by reading a book, especially if that book is in another language. The Iraqis of 1st Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division know exactly what that's like.

  • Old Hickory, IP patrol for first time

    Jun 23, 2009

    BAGHDAD - It is said you never get a second chance to make a first impression. The Iraqi Police who patrolled a crowded Baghdad market with Soldiers of Company A, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, only needed that one chance.

  • Soldiers push to win NCO, Soldier of the Year titles

    Jun 23, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Brian Hong and Spec. Daniel Justice, both representing the 5th Signal Command (Theater), were announced as the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) 2009 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year, respectively.

  • Pittsburgh native helps rescue five

    Jun 23, 2009

    BAGHDAD-Pittsburgh native, Staff Sgt. Charles Hubbard, recently assisted in rescuing five injured Soldiers from a partially-submerged Humvee after it rolled into a canal southwest of Baghdad.

  • FORT MCCOY COMMEMORATES A CENTURY OF SERVICE TO AMERICA

    Jun 23, 2009

    Story and photos of Fort McCoy's Centennial Commemoration Ceremony and Army Birthday observance.

  • Working to save best parts of Future Combat Systems

    Jun 23, 2009

    Assigned since July 2008 as deputy program manager for the Future Combat Systems Brigade Combat Team-Network Integration, Brig. Gen. Lee Price has been overseeing a program that is facing its own demise. "FCS will be terminated," she said, speaking to about 250 business and industry executives at a membership luncheon for the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Women in Defense on June 18 at the Huntsville Marriott. "FCS consists of 14 different combat vehicles, eight of those are manned combat vehicles. We are trying to figure out how these systems can be worked into the current formation."

  • Gates Praises Volunteers' Efforts at Walter Reed

    Jun 23, 2009

  • Fort McCoy Celebrates Army Birthday, Founder's Day

    Jun 23, 2009

    Slideshow of photos from Army Birthday and Founder's Day activities at Fort McCoy, WI

  • Army's increased emphasis on safety has reduced accidental deaths since 2005

    Jun 23, 2009

    In the past several years, Army efforts to increase safety has decreased the number of Soldier deaths due to off-duty activities such as motorcycling.

  • Product Change

    Jun 23, 2009

  • Redstone Makes Cents to Accountant

    Jun 23, 2009

    Cynthia Raulerson was looking for a way to broaden her professional horizons in a place with advancement opportunities. A job offer from the Garrison Intern Program was just what she wanted. "The exposure and experience is something you can't get anywhere else," she said. Raulerson joined the Garrison on June 8 and is preparing to begin her first rotation soon.

  • Soldiers Soak Up Training to Stay Alive

    Jun 23, 2009

    Members of the 59th Ordnance Brigade have made it their mission this summer to ensure no Soldier or family member drowns while enjoying time in the water. With the national average at 6,000 deaths a year, it was time once again for the Soldiers of HHC to jump into the pool for training June 16-17. Cold water couldn't stop these Soldiers as they swam 25 meters, floated in the 12-foot deep end of a pool for five minutes, learned how to remove themselves from a flak vest while swimming and use their uniforms as a flotation device. "What we're trying to do is teach Soldiers and give them the confidence in their ability to use their uniforms as flotation devices," said Staff Sgt. Nathanael Skinner, a drown proof instructor and member of the NCO Academy.

  • Corps CSM tours JSS Doura

    Jun 23, 2009

  • Paratroopers attend support district center opening in 9 Nissan

    Jun 23, 2009

  • 2009 Transcontinental Convoy at Cantigny

    Jun 23, 2009

    The 2009 Transcontinental Convoy stopped at Cantigny 20 June 2009 to rest, refuel and share the experience with the community near Chicago. Traveling from coast to coast in 1919, the original convoy set out to examine the feasibility of rapidly moving troops and equipment across the country as well as showcasing the military's use of some of the latest motorized technology. The convoy set a world record traveling 3,251 miles in only 62 days at an average speed of six miles per hour. Although the speed seems slow compared to todayAca,!a,,cs modern vehicles, this trip planted the seeds of what would become our modern interstate highway system.

  • From college to combat

    Jun 23, 2009

    BAGHDAD-North Carolina Army National Guardsman, 2nd Lt. Michelle Layton, has taken a giant step from college to combat in little more than a year.

  • Soldier in Focus - Spc. Rizer

    Jun 23, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Spc. Robert Rizer, an infantryman, works in the Command Information Center (CIC) as a brigade radio telephone operator (RTO) for Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Joint Security Station War Eagle north of Baghdad.

  • AMCOM's New Chief of Staff Jumps into Assignment

    Jun 23, 2009

    Thanks to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission, Col. Jeff Young has found a home in Huntsville. This Georgia-born Soldier has been all around the world during his 25-year career -- working in 16 different countries, moving his family 17 times and taking on assignments in both the Army's armor and logistics branches. In 2007-08, Young oversaw the building of the $9.4 million, 25,000-square-foot headquarters of the 2nd Recruiting Brigade at Redstone Arsenal, a project that was part of the 2005 BRAC Commission recommendations. As deputy commander, Young assisted with the transfer of the brigade headquarters to the Arsenal with the grand opening of its new facility in the fall of 2008, making it the first BRAC-related move to the Arsenal. Recently, he assumed the responsibilities of chief of staff for the Aviation and Missile Command, following the retirement of Col. Tom Newman.

  • 1st ACB conducts fallen angel training

    Jun 23, 2009

  • Base Transfer Ceremony honors fallen warrior, recognizes bright future

    Jun 23, 2009

    The Balad JCC combines Iraqi Army and Police coordination elements, along with civilian emergency response functions together in one center. A small number of US Soldiers focused on intelligence and aviation coordination will provide support to the center.

  • Senior warrant officers share 30 years of memories together

    Jun 23, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - The often-heard phrase, 'it's a small Army,' is something many Soldiers say to each other when they depart a unit, leaving behind their friends and heading for pastures anew.

  • Teamwork drives JSS Khadra transfer of authority

    Jun 23, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 54th Army Brigade, 6th Infantry Division, held a ceremony at Joint Security Station Kahdra, June 10 to celebrate the transfer of authority from C Troop, 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division which was a direct result of the Iraqi Security Agreement and the teamwork of the Iraqi Security Forces, Coalition force and the Iraqi people.

  • Dagger gives Nasir Wa Salam new fire station

    Jun 23, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The 2nd "Dagger" Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad unveiled a new two-story fire station, equipped with the proper gear and vehicles to Nasir Wa Salam as part of a continued civil capacity improvement undertaking in the Abu Ghraib Qada June 11.

  • OCPA-NE Commander Quote

    Jun 23, 2009

  • A new day, a new mission dawns for Guardsmen with 113th Field Artillery

    Jun 23, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Every day brings a different mission for Soldiers of Battery B, 1st Battalion, 113th Field Artillery Regiment, on dismounted patrols in their area of operations south of Baghdad.

  • Opportunity Takes Redstone Officer to Kuwait

    Jun 23, 2009

    Lt. Col. Chris Hackett understands opportunity when she sees it. But it's not necessarily the opportunity to advance her career that is the driving motivator for this well-known Redstone Arsenal officer. Rather, it's the opportunity to contribute to the Army and make a difference in the lives of Soldiers. That driving motivator is what is taking Hackett to Southwest Asia for a two-year assignment as the commander of the Army Contracting Command-Kuwait, which is located at Camp Arifjan and subordinate to the 408th Contracting Support Brigade.

  • Army Community Service Opens Doors for Celebration

    Jun 23, 2009

    Army Community Service does just what its name implies. The organization offers family-oriented support programs for all families associated with Redstone Arsenal. ACS invited everyone Thursday to its open house which was among the activities during Armed Forces Celebration Week.

  • For Depot, Integration is Key in Money-saving Maintenance Program

    Jun 23, 2009

    Sizable savings, production increases and reduced equipment downtime is the result of a proven maintenance concept that recently landed at the Corpus Christi Army Depot. CCAD's Office of Continuous Improvement (formerly the Lean office) is incorporating Total Production Maintenance, an initiative that integrates equipment maintenance with aircraft production personnel. TPM, if implemented properly could save millions of dollars annually.

  • Help now available for Reserve Families regardless of their location

    Jun 23, 2009

    Thanks to the dedicated professionals of the Family Support Office (FPO), deploying Army Reserve Soldiers and their families get additional resources for information and assistance, regardless of where they call home.

  • "Elite Seven" Compete for Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Jun 23, 2009

    The "Elite Seven" as they may be called, consist of the Army's best of the best Drill Sergeants all competing for the elusive title of Drill Sergeant of the Year 2009.

  • Army Reserve holds initial IRR Muster in Tampa

    Jun 23, 2009

    In the first of many to come, the U.S. Army Reserve Command held the initial Individual Ready Reserve Muster here in May. The IRR Muster will be an annual event, held at various locations around the country, where Soldiers assigned to the IRR report to a central location in order to maintain accountability and update their files.

  • Bamberg celebrates the Army's birthday

    Jun 23, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Lt. Col. Gary Rosenberg, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, cuts the cake for attendees of the Army Birthday Celebration at the Warner Conference Center June 12. Education was this year's theme for the Army's 234th Birthday.

  • Transporters bring favorite past time to Iraq

    Jun 23, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Corn-hole toss, a favorite mid-western U.S. game, has become a popular past time for the Indiana National Guard Soldiers based here.

  • Guardsman NCO believes in education

    Jun 23, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Washington Army National Guard's Sgt. 1st Class Christine Viene believes in military education, and has put her belief into practice during this deployment.

  • Alabama Soldier serves in third war

    Jun 23, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq - A lot has changed since Sgt. 1st Class Hershel Mayfield was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1969. Mayfield, a native of Tallassee, Alabama, served 39 years with the 158th Maintenance Company, Alabama Army National Guard.

  • NCOs band together to assist local food bank

    Jun 23, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- USAG Schinnen noncommissioned officers volunteered part of their weekends in May to make possible a donation of $1000 in food items to the Stichting Voedselbank Limburg Zuid (South Limburg Food Bank) June 19.

  • Gates praises volunteers' efforts at Walter Reed

    Jun 23, 2009

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today commended the work of the volunteers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here, saying they set the example for the rest of the country.

  • Stuttgart children celebrate the Army's birthday

    Jun 23, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Deputy Commander Howard Johnston reads "Sam, the Army Dog," to children at the Panzer Child, Youth and School Services Child Development Center June 18 in celebration of the Army's 234th birthday. Garrison officials also read the book to children at the Patch and Kelley Barracks CDC.

  • Korea-based Infantrymen test for EIB

    Jun 23, 2009

    Soldiers from all over the Korean peninsula came to Camp Casey, June 15 to 19, in order to test and see who would receive the coveted Expert Infantry Badge.

  • Pointe-Du-Hoc

    Nov 13, 2012

    POINTE-DU-HOC, FRANCE -- Col (Ret) Keith Nightingale, a former commander of both Ranger and 82nd Airborne battalions, and the 1st Ranger Training Brigade, lectures U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers at the monument atop of Pointe-Du-Hoc overlooking Omaha beach on June 5. The Rangers scaled the sheer cliffs to take out this German gun turret that watches over the coast. Today the site has a granite memorial to honor the 2nd Ranger Battalion and their heroic assault. The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) is the sole airborne command within the U.S. Army Reserve and is supporting the 65th D-Day Anniversary ceremonies.

  • Vanguard transfers JSS Hurriyah II to IA

    Jun 22, 2009

    BAGHDAD - U.S. forces under Multi-National Division-Baghdad handed over another joint security station to Iraqi Security Forces in a ceremony as the "out of the cities" date of June 30 draws near.

  • Drill Sergeant of the Year 2009

    Jun 22, 2009

    The "Elite Seven" Drill Sergeants from both the reserve components and the active side will compete this week at historic Fort Monroe and Fort Eustis to be 2009's Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  • Building foundations, securing a community

    Jun 22, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The blue camouflage of the Iraqi National Police and American gray/green camouflage flashes in and out of dark rooms in dilapidated, abandoned buildings in Doura, here, June 10. The derelict buildings are littered with trash, overgrown with vegetation and sometimes occupied by packs of stray dogs.

  • U.S. continues to transfer control to Iraqis ahead of June 30 deadline

    Jun 22, 2009

    U.S. Soldiers in Iraq continue to transfer responsibility for security to the Iraqi Security Forces demonstrating the U.S. commitment to abide by the requirements of the Security Agreement which mandates U.S. forces withdraw from Iraqi cities by June 30.

  • Garuda Shield CPX closes, offers real world experience

    Jun 22, 2009

    BANDUNG, Indonesia - The Command Post Exercise portion of Exercise Garuda Shield 09 came to a close in a ceremony in Bandung, Indonesia, June 22. The five-day, computer-simulated exercise focused on uniting 20 nations to execute a Department of Peacekeeping Operations plan as part of a UN Forces Headquarters. Working together, not only helped to foster more security in the region, but increased interoperability amongst the exercise participants.

  • Training for quick response

    Jun 22, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The ability to rapidly respond to a time sensitive target (TST) is something Paratroopers stressed to their Iraqi counterparts during a training event, June 10, in east Baghdad's 9 Nissan district.

  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Research

    Jun 22, 2009

    What is it' According to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, 66 percent of the warfighters wounded in Operating Iraqi Freedom have mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) from blast injury. Mild TBI is currently defined by the event and through self-report of symptoms. The working definition is any post-event exposure alteration of mental state at the time of injury, any loss of consciousness lasting 30 minutes or less, or post-traumatic amnesia lasting less than 24 hours. There is agreement that this definition does not meet the needs for clinical assessment of brain injury.

  • Rolling on the river

    Jun 22, 2009

  • Personal Security Detail for a Day: 30th HBCT Soldiers guard meeting in Baghdad

    Jun 22, 2009

  • Army Safety commander visits 1st ACB

    Jun 22, 2009

  • Al-Jazeera gymnasium opens in Adhamiyah

    Jun 22, 2009

    BAGHDAD- Iraqi children in northeast Baghdad now have a new place to play, thanks to the efforts of Iraqi and U.S engineers.

  • U.S. Army medical unit in Kenya stands ready

    Jun 22, 2009

    Should a pandemic flu, such as H1N1 influenza, make its way into East Africa, a Kenya-based U.S. Army medical research team is in place to assist local officials in detecting diseases.

  • Commander's Corner: Thinking strategically

    Jun 22, 2009

  • Thanks for the Memories

    Jun 22, 2009

    TORII STATION, Japan - Army Col. Jeffery Underhill, commanding general, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command receives the battalion colors from outgoing battalion commander, Edward "Dusty" O'Neil, Underhill then passed the flag to new battalion commander, Lt. Col. Jen Eickhoff, signifying her the taking responsibility of the unit during the 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery's change-of-command ceremony on June 17 on Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan, where Eickhoff became the first female commander in the history of the Snake Eye Battalion.

  • Patriot Watches Over 50 States

    Jun 22, 2009

    TORII STATION, Japan - A Patriot missile launch station stands ready in the distance as flags representing all 50 of the United States provide a colorful backdrop for the 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery's change-of-command ceremony on June 17 on Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan where Lt. Col. Jen Eickhoff became the first female commander in the history of the Snake Eye Battalion.

  • PATRIOT MISSILE BATTALION SAYS "SAYONARA" TO FORMER COMMANDER; WELCOMES HISTORICAL NEW LEA

    Jun 22, 2009

    Members of the Okinawa community, Japanese and U.S. service members gathered at Landing Zone - Renegade here, to witness as the guardian of the skies over the Pacific, 1st Battalion, 1st, Air Defense Artillery "Snake Eye Battalion" held their historical change-of-command ceremony, June 17. The responsibility of the command was passed to Lt. Col. Jen Eickhoff from Lt. Edward "Dusty" O'Neil, who held the job of battalion commander since June, 2007. The ceremony introduced Eickhoff as just the third commander and first female ever to hold the position since the organization's move from Fort Bliss, TX in 2006.

  • Redstone Recognizes NCO/Soldier of Year

    Jun 22, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Patterson and Spc. Randal Rhodes are Redstone Arsenal's "best of the best" for 2009. Patterson is the NCO of the Year and Rhodes the Soldier of the Year. They were announced as winners of their respective competitions June 15 during a luncheon at the Officers and Civilians Club. Each received more than $4,000 in merchandise and checks from various sponsors from throughout the Redstone and surrounding communities.

  • Vice Chief of Staff Lauds Community

    Jun 22, 2009

    Calling Redstone Arsenal and Huntsville "home to several of our nation's critical military operations," the Army's vice chief of staff thanked an audience of about 600 supporters of the Association of the U.S. Army "for what you do every single day for our Army." Gen. Peter Chiarelli said Department of the Army civilians and contractors at Redstone Arsenal as well as the local research community are important in providing the "technology, tools and equipment" that Soldiers need to be successful on the battlefield. His comments were made June 17 during the Salute Dinner hosted by AUSA's Redstone-Huntsville chapter as part of the Armed Forces Celebration Week. Combine the area's technological and scientific expertise with its southern hospitality and Huntsville "exemplifies what we mean when we say 'Army family.' You are at the heart of what defending the nation is all about," he said.

  • Geronimo team wins championship; excels in 'fundamentals'

    Jun 22, 2009

    June 11, the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry capped off an amazing two-year run winning its second Spring/Summer Post Intramural Softball Championship, and fourth post championship overall.

  • Squad strives to soak up serious swimming skills

    Jun 22, 2009

    Fort Polk's Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Child, Youth and School Services, along with volunteer swim coaches, have created a Fort Polk competitive swim team.

  • Four Wheel Drive Co. truck may have parts used in 1919 Transcontinental Convoy

    Jun 22, 2009

    Only two of the many vehicles in the Transcontinental Convoy are old enough to have actually taken part in the original convoy, a 1918 Dodge command car, and the 1917 Four Wheel Drive Co. truck belonging to Don Chew.

  • Old Hickory Soldiers continue work in al-Rashid

    Jun 22, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The Soldiers of Company A, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, attended a meeting of the al-Rashid District Advisory Council, here, June 9, mostly in an advisory role.

  • Transcontinental Convoy rolls through Clinton, Iowa

    Jun 22, 2009

    More than 200 people greeted the Transcontinental Convoy when it rolled through drizzling rain into Clinton, Iowa, on its re-creation of the 1919 convoy commanded by Lt. Col. Dwight Eisenhower. The original convoy traveled to California, stopping at Rock Island Arsenal on its return trip.

  • Patriot Missile Battalion says "Sayonara" to former Commander, Welcomes Historic New Leade

    Jun 22, 2009

    Members of the Okinawa community, Japanese and U.S. service members gathered at Landing Zone -Renegade here, to witness as the guardian of the skies over the Pacific, 1st Battalion, 1st, Air Defense Artillery "Snake Eye Battalion" held their historical change-of-command ceremony, June 17.

  • Paratroopers, IA soldiers assist in Nahia Wehda region

    Jun 22, 2009

  • National Guard tests emergency response at Vigilant Guard

    Jun 22, 2009

    The National Guard tested its emergency response capabilities and strengthened its relationships with other emergency response agencies last weekend at Vigilant Guard 2009 in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • Lion 9 visits Paratroopers at JSS Loyalty

    Jun 22, 2009

  • Seven compete for U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Jun 22, 2009

    Seven of the Army's 'premier trainers' are competing in the 2009 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year competition this week at Fort Monroe and Fort Eustis, both in southeastern Virginia.

  • Pa. representatives visit with Stryker Soldiers

    Jun 22, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Col. Marc Ferraro, commander of 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, updated four U.S. representatives from Pennsylvania on the work of "Independence" brigade Soldiers during the congressional delegation's visit here, June 7.

  • Army Birthday Run

    Jun 22, 2009

  • Guam Medic trains TNI-AD counterparts

    Jun 22, 2009

  • 5-25 FAAca,!E+Soldiers hone skills, regreen on Red Leg

    Jun 22, 2009

    Field Artillery cannon crew members and their leaders from 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conducted refresher training on Red Leg Field here, the first week of June.

  • Occupational therapy assists Soldiers in transition

    Jun 22, 2009

    Occupational therapy assists Soldiers in transition

  • Corps general bids farewell

    Jun 22, 2009

    After nearly two years with the corps, Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter bid farewell to FortBragg. A ceremony held in his honor June 11 at the Main Post Flagpole showed, by the turnout of fellow servicemembers, friends and Family, that the Ferriters would be missed.

  • Red Legs hand over Power to Iraqi Army comrades: Troops pull out of east Mosul, fulfill security agr

    Jun 22, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - Fort Worth, Texas native Pfc. Zachary Perkins aka "Pumpkin Jack," a medic with Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, attached to 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is framed by the skeleton of Combat Outpost Power's tactical operations center in eastern Mosul, Iraq.

  • Sgt. First Class to Master Sgt

    Jun 22, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - Kenneth Stone on May 31 was promoted outside the Greywolf tactical operations center from Sgt. First Class to Master Sgt. He has spent 19 years in the Army and worked for every bit of his promotion.

  • On the road in Iowa

    Jun 22, 2009

    More than 50 historical military vehicles crossed the Illinois border into Iowa on June 21, 2009. As they travelled from big city to small town, they were greeted by waving flags and saluting veterans. In many cases as the convoy drove through, residents lined the streets to greet their guests. In towns where they spent more time, the convoy was fed by local veteransAca,!a,,c organizations and Boy Scout troops.

  • Consolidated call center corrects commander's concerns

    Jun 22, 2009

    Col. George Giacoppe, commander, Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, knew there was a scheduling problem at the hospital, but couldn't put his finger on - or as he put it, "quantify" - it. A new call center is taking the pain out of making appointments.

  • Welcome to SMDC -- talk about a tough first week!

    Jun 22, 2009

    A new Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting began working for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command June 7 and was arrested in her office June 10. Mary "Cathy" Dickens spent about 10 minutes "jail time" during USASMDC/ARSTRAT's jail day fund raiser for being "the new person." Dickens' promotion to this Senior Executive Service position will become official in a ceremony at 2 p.m., July 10.

  • Greca recognizes NCOs at Army Birthday celebration

    Jun 22, 2009

    Soldiers and local dignitaries gathered at the Showboat Theatre June 15 to celebrate the Army's 234th birthday. The festivities began with a streamer ceremony -- Brig. Gen. James Yarbrough, commander, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, and JRTC and Fort Polk Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Greca, affixed streamers to the Army flag representing all of the Army's campaigns.

  • For Iraqis by Iraqis: local community builds new school facilities

    Jun 22, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - A fence, a restroom and a study hall are some of the improvements students of the Laylan Roman Primary should see when they attend school this fall in the village of Laylan, Kirkuk province.

  • Kirkuk hospital to receive U.S. Army medical assistance

    Jun 22, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - As part of a regular checkup, to get a specific diagnosis or to verify progress being made, a physician might request laboratory tests or order X-rays to detect disease, or even an ultrasound to determine the sex of a baby for new parents. But none of that can happen without functioning equipment or medical staff trained to troubleshoot problems.

  • Memorial Day in New York

    Jun 22, 2009

  • NASDAQ Closing Bell (BHM)

    Jun 22, 2009

  • Knights in parachute armor

    Jun 22, 2009

  • Jumping in to start the weekend

    Jun 22, 2009

  • Golden Knights jump into action

    Jun 22, 2009

  • NFL Draft 2009

    Jun 22, 2009

  • NYU graduates receive commission at ceremony

    Jun 22, 2009

  • Four Wheel Drive Co. truck may have parts used in 1919 Transcontinental Convoy

    Jun 22, 2009

    Only two of the many vehicles in the 2009 MVPA Convoy are old enough to have actually taken part in the original convoy, a 1918 Dodge command car, and the 1917 Four Wheel Drive Co. truck belonging to Don Chew.

  • Transcontinental convoy rolls through Iowa

    Jun 22, 2009

    More than 200 people greeted the 2009 MVPA convoy when it rolled through drizzling rain into Clinton, Iowa, on its re-creation of the 1919 convoy, which set the foundations for our modern interstate highway system.

  • Twilight Tattoo at Fort Hamilton

    Jun 22, 2009

  • NFL Draft 2009

    Jun 22, 2009

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