Archive: Jun 2009

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  • Recycling takes centerstage throughout USAG-HI's installations

    Jun 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Recycling is easy; yet, landfills all over the world are filling up. The United States has 3,091 active landfills and more than 10,000 old municipal landfills, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They are running out of room.

  • Big Island community joins PTA in birthday celebrations

    Jun 20, 2009

    HILO, Hawaii - Runners and walkers, from as far north as Honakaa and military veterans and supporters from as far south as Kau, came to Queen Liliuokalani Park, here, and joined the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) command and civilian employees in celebrating the U.S. Army's 234th birthday with a 5K Fun Run/Walk, June 13.

  • Families experience Hawaiian culture and dance at hula workshop

    Jun 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The instructions from the hula instructor came at a fast and furious pace, leaving several dozen fresh-faced students desperately trying to keep to the beat of the bottle-shaped gourd during a hula workshop, here, June 10.

  • Local Soldiers take flight with pilot training

    Jun 20, 2009

    HONOLULU - The sounds of plane engines roaring above echoed in the cool breeze as Sgt. David Wills, 732nd Military Intelligence Battalion, walked towards a Cessna N5329L aircraft outside of Flight School Hawaii, Inc., here, recently.

  • ShhhAca,!A|itAca,!a,,cs a secret

    Jun 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -Surrounded by the craft materials she needs to complete her surprises, family member Destiny Murrell, 9, chides the photographer not to spoil her Father's Day present. Her mother, Larissa, interpreted her daughter's German language. She explained Destiny was actually finishing up two gifts - one for Father's Day, the other for her dad's birthday, soon after.

  • USAG-O bids aloha to Boussy, Gledhill

    Jun 20, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Friends, family members and guests gathered at Palm Circle, here, June 16, for a change of command ceremony honoring the outgoing and incoming commanders of U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu (USAG-O).

  • Iraqi Police takes operations to a whole new level

    Jun 19, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - Iraqi Police gathered together with their counterparts from the Iraqi National Police and Iraqi Army to conduct a situational update briefing on the morning of May 26th. The meeting place, 3rd Iraqi Police Division's brand new operations center.

  • Cav troopers leverage technology

    Jun 19, 2009

  • Three Soldiers honored for service, lives

    Jun 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The three Soldiers were from diverse backgrounds and from different parts of the country, but they came together for their Army, their country, and for the idea of making Iraq a better place.

  • Preparing IA for JSS Sadr City transfer

    Jun 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD - As U.S. forces prepare Joint Security Station Sadr City to transition back to the Government of Iraq next month, security is vital as the Iraqi Army takes on more responsibility in the once volatile Jamilla neighborhood of Sadr City, here.

  • Peace through projects in Sadr City

    Jun 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD - At an Iraqi Army base in Sadr City, 302 civil project workers (CPW) readied themselves and put on fresh clothes for their monthly pay day, May 28.

  • Palin resolves to make 2009 Year of the Noncommissioned Officer in Alaska

    Jun 19, 2009

    FORT RICHARDSON, Alaska, June 18 - History was made at Fort Richardson Thursday when Gov. Sarah Palin signed Senate Joint Resolution 17, proclaiming 2009 as the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps of the United States Army in Alaska.

  • Fort Lewis brigade driving safety effort targets family readiness group

    Jun 19, 2009

    A Fort Lewis brigade brought in local police and on-post safety experts to drive home the importance of safe driving to a group of family members.

  • Fort Lewis deployment fair helps empower families

    Jun 19, 2009

    Only a few weeks remain before 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers deploy to Afghanistan. Fort Lewis is determined to make sure their families are prepared.

  • Courage in combat earns medic valor award

    Jun 19, 2009

  • From helmets to hard hats

    Jun 19, 2009

    Soldiers with the Fort Lewis Warrior Transition Battalion help build homes in Tacoma for Habitat for Humanity.

  • Soldiers Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage

    Jun 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Service members of Victory Base Complex participated in an evening of dance performances, speeches, and personal stories derived from the many cultures of the Asian Pacific region of the world for the Asian Pacific American Heritage Observance at al-Faw Palace, May 29.

  • Madigan hosts three-day military child summit

    Jun 19, 2009

    Madigan Army Medical Center leaders brought together 250 health care professionals earlier this month for a three-day Military Child and Adolescent Summit at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma. The summit, themed "Frontline Responders: Coming Together for Our Military Youth" assembled military and civilian child subject-matter experts from more than 25 states and three countries to promote discussion, share perspectives, identify resources and encourage public engagement.

  • Sons of Iraq members serve their country

    Jun 19, 2009

  • MNC-I Commander tours Abu Ghraib

    Jun 19, 2009

  • Mobile counseling center extends VA outreach

    Jun 19, 2009

    A new mobile vet center joins 49 others across the country in an effort to find and help combat veterans and victims of military sexual assault who can't or won't make it to VA hospitals and centers. The motor coach will carry many of the services offered by the Tacoma Vet Center to the farthest reaches of Western Washington, to the places where studies suggest the greatest need resides. Franco Young of the Tacoma Vet Center estimated the veteran population in Washington at 650,000, among the highest in the country.

  • MNC-I Deputy meets with Iraqi police

    Jun 19, 2009

  • MPs return after 15 months in Iraq

    Jun 19, 2009

    Soldiers from 42nd Military Police Brigade reunited with families during a ceremony at Fort Lewis' Soldiers Field House, following a 15-month deployment to Iraq.

  • Soldier rushes to dying man's aid after shooting

    Jun 19, 2009

    A Fort Lewis specialist headed toward the sound of gunfire at Lakewood, Wash. store, his instincts and training leading him to help the wounded.

  • Security in al-Karradah

    Jun 19, 2009

  • N.C. Guardsmen make first Iraq patrol

    Jun 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD - A humvee from Company B, 120th Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Multi-National Division-Baghdad patrols a marketplace in Mahmudiyah, May 18. The company began operations supporting local Iraqi forces in early May.

  • The Infantryman gets his due

    Jun 19, 2009

    After 234 years the Infantryman gets his due. The National Infantry Museum opened Friday on a stretch of land that joins Columbus, Ga. to Fort Benning, the Home of the Infantry. Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff GEN(R) Colin Powell served as the guest speaker and cut the ribbon on the state-of-the-art museum. Fort Benning has been the Home of the Infantry since 1918.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Jun 19, 2009

    Fort Carson celebrates the Army's 234th Birthday with activities at the Child Development Centers and the Youth Services Center.

  • Garuda Shield Peace Support Operations

    Jun 19, 2009

  • Reliving the 1919 Army Transcontinental Convoy 90 years later

    Jun 19, 2009

    Nearly 90 years ago on July 7, 1919, the country's first Army transcontinental convoy of 81 brand new military vehicles departed from mile marker zero near the White House heading cross-country via the Lincoln Highway to San Francisco, Calif.

  • Education, Employment, Internship Links for Soldiers and Veterans

    Jun 19, 2009

    Education, Employment, Internship Links for Soldiers and Veterans

  • Global Medic 2009 Training

    Jun 19, 2009

    The Soldiers are part of the U.S. Army Reserve Command's Global Medic joint training event, which provides units with the opportunity to execute various medical training tasks in a combat environment.

  • Working Together to Feed the Army

    Jun 19, 2009

    After a long day of training during the Global Medic 2009 exercise, Soldiers look forward to a hot meal prepared by the members of the 349th Combat Support Hospital field kitchen from Bell, Calif.

  • Manuever Battle Lab tests nonlethal shotgun round

    Jun 19, 2009

    The Army wants to give U.S. military forces and Homeland Security better options for controlling mobs and marking suspects - while decreasing the odds of deadly consequences in the process.

  • Steady pace wins race

    Jun 19, 2009

    Eighteen teams of Soldiers from Fort Lewis took part in the military team competition at the annual Sound to Narrows road race over a hilly course in Tacoma, Wash.

  • SOS call: New resource available for families

    Jun 19, 2009

    There's a new service on post to help surviving family members of fallen Soldiers navigate Army benefits. Survivor Outreach Services, an Armywide program of Army Community Service, opened its doors at Fort Benning in April. Available to parents, spouses, siblings and children of Soldiers who were killed while on active duty, SOS provides free long-term assistance with financial issues, benefits and entitlements, counseling and social services.

  • Columbus Lion's host "Sledgehammer Night"

    Jun 19, 2009

    The Columbus Lions arena football team, sponsored "Sledgehammer Night" for the Soldiers of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, at the Civic Center, in Columbus, Ga., June 13.

  • The United States Army Field Band Noncommissioned Officer Shares Heritage, Selfless Service Through

    Jun 19, 2009

  • Stryker unit gives new gunnery training system first Armywide test run

    Jun 19, 2009

    A prodigious U.S. Army battlefield capability recently got cheaper and more lethal. The first Advanced Gunnery Training System for the Stryker Mobile Gun System was unveiled June 5 at Fort Lewis' Battle Command Training Center by Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation and the Lockheed Martin Corporation.

  • WoodBats to host military nights at Golden Park

    Jun 19, 2009

    Eight busloads of Soldiers and their families were treated to a Columbus WoodBats game Tuesday at Golden Park during a team military appreciation night.

  • Fort Lewis Stryker unit begins its rotation at JRTC

    Jun 19, 2009

    The dull roar of engines helped punctuate the arrival of Soldiers with the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, as offloading began at Fort Polk's rail head on June 3. Soldiers have been receiving vehicles shipped from the Northwest and preparing them for the brigade's rotation through the Joint Readiness Training Center.

  • Veterans to visit memorial

    Jun 19, 2009

    More than 65 years after D-Day, Charles Maupin still remembers his first sight of Omaha Beach from aboard a ship bound for the French coast in 1942.

  • Precautions key to water safety

    Jun 19, 2009

    On May 17, nine Fort Lewis Soldiers and a child spent the afternoon rafting down the Nisqually River in Thurston County. As the current picked up speed and the three rafts pushed against a pile of logs, they capsized. Everyone but Pfc. Robert Wheatley Jr., 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade, made it to the shore. Warming weather might be pleasant, but it brings the need to be more vigilant near the water. The summer sun draws a large number of excited residents, tired of the winter rain, to local rivers, beaches and lakes. American Lake on Fort Lewis provides Soldiers and their families with an inexpensive getaway where children can splash around in the water and parents can test out their boating skills

  • Kefurt Fitness Center open after $900K renovation

    Jun 19, 2009

    Kefurt Fitness Center reopened June 1 following a $907,000 renovation that included overhaul and expansion of the weight room, addition of new strength equipment and installation of air conditioning. The facility had been closed for more than six months.

  • Jazz Ambassador Shares K.I.S.S. with Music Educators

    Jun 19, 2009

  • UW course helps prep officer for nation building in Afghanistan

    Jun 19, 2009

    Jonathan Pan spent the last several months developing a boat-cleaning business through a course offered at the University of Washington - time and money well spent for most, but well out of the ordinary for an active-duty Army captain. With only a few weeks left until he deploys with the Special Troops Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, many might wonder how the class prepared Pan for 12 months in southern Afghanistan.

  • Benning Rifle Club heads to Junior Olympics

    Jun 19, 2009

    Four shooters from the Fort Benning Junior Rifle Club are preparing for the National Junior Olympic Air Rifle Championship July 4-7 at Camp Perry, Ohio.

  • Fort Monmouth children celebrate Army birthday

    Jun 19, 2009

    Children at Fort Monmouth, N.J., celebrate the Army's 234th birthday with cake and hearing Maj. Clarence Boswell read to them a book entitled "Sam the Army Dog."

  • CBRN Tech Escort Course comes to Fort Leonard Wood

    Jun 19, 2009

    Crawling through a dark, damp rabbit warren of constrictive tunnels in suffocating heat while wearing a gigantic plastic suit and sucking air out of a 30-pound self-contained breathing apparatus on your back is few people's idea of a good time. At the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School's Technical Escort Course, it's just another day on the job for CBRN warriors.

  • Service common among Fort Lewis scholarship winners

    Jun 19, 2009

    Eighteen outstanding family members were recipients of the Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarships. They were recognized May 29 at the Family Resource Center at the annual awards ceremony. Also present to add to the festivities was the Lakes High School Junior ROTC Color Guard and the 56th Army Band Jazz Trio.

  • Familiar face back at Benning to lead 192nd

    Jun 19, 2009

    The 192nd Infantry Brigade's new commander is back in a familiar place, while the man he succeeds returns to the roots of his Army career.

  • AUSA helps celebrate Army birthday on the links

    Jun 19, 2009

    Thirty-six teams of golfers helped celebrate the Army's 234th birthday by hitting the links, Friday, during the sixth annual Salute to the Soldier and Army Birthday Association of the United States Army Golf Tournament at Piney Valley Golf Course.

  • COIST staffs play crucial role on today's complex battlefield

    Jun 19, 2009

    On today's complex battlefield, company commanders make decisions quickly - and that is sometimes difficult without a staff trained to analyze the constant flow of information. As a result of a concept developed by Col. Harry D. Tunnell IV, the commander of 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, the company commanders in his maneuver battalions will have more of the resources they need to make timely, effective decisions.

  • Education and Internship Opportunities for Soldiers and Veterans

    Jun 19, 2009

  • Blueberry picking at 'u-pick' farm is tasty

    Jun 19, 2009

    I haven't found Blueberry Hill, but I have found blueberry heaven, and it's nearby. A & J Farms in Harris County has between 600 to 700 blueberry bushes on about an acre of the 55-acre farm in Pine Mountain. COL(R) Jack and Anne Story have grown blueberries for about 15 years, with a "u pick" option for consumers the last 12 or 13. Heaven.

  • Year of the NCO: A long road traveled in the Army

    Jun 19, 2009

    From facing off the Soviets in the Cold War to repeat deployments on Overseas Contingency Operations, Command Sgt. Maj. Ted Lopez, U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School, has spent the majority of his 30-year career in line units training and leading Soldiers. "Starting with my great-grandfather, all the men in my family have served in the military," Lopez said.

  • Army Birthday Run

    Jun 19, 2009

    Lt. Gen. David Huntoon, director of the Army Staff, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston lead the annual Army Birthday Run at Fort Myer, Va., June 19.

  • Bicycle patrol keeps focus on community

    Jun 19, 2009

    When SPC Charles Homer puts on a bicycle helmet and a reflective shirt, he's not getting dressed for physical exercise - he's getting ready for work.

  • High-intensity training for mission strength

    Jun 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD- Seven Soldiers of Company A, 120th Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, grunt and moan as they lift humvee shock springs and tires to build strength and endurance for upcoming missions.

  • Chem Corps readies for CBRN week

    Jun 19, 2009

    Fort Leonard Wood is opening its doors to the joint military community during Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Regimental Week, Monday to June 26.

  • Army takes steps in H1N1 prevention

    Jun 19, 2009

    The Army is currently taking steps to help prevent and stop the spread of the H1N1 virus for Soldiers at home and abroad.

  • Army 10-miler qualifiers set for June, July

    Jun 19, 2009

    The Army 10-miler is Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C., and it's already sold out at 30,000 participants, but there is still a chance to compete. The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will have two more 10-miler time trial qualifiers at 7 a.m. Friday and July 25 at Santiago Gym on Sand Hill.

  • 234th Army Birthday in New York

    Jun 19, 2009

    Army Birthday festivities at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, June 14.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Jun 19, 2009

    Gen. Ann Dunwoody, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, visits Pine Bluff Arsenal May 19-20.

  • Getting a taste of Iraqi food, culture

    Jun 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Multi-National Division-Baghdad food service Soldiers had the opportunity to experience a meal that isn't served in the dining facility where they work.

  • 234th Army Birthday in NYC 2009

    Jun 19, 2009

    Army Birthday activities at the New York Stock Exchange, the USS Intrepid and Yankee Stadium, June 12 and 14.

  • PBA's LMP cadre team is professional, specialized group

    Jun 19, 2009

    To get the best out of a new program, sometimes you have to take your best people, and place them in certain key positions to achieve the best results. Sometimes this means a loss of expertise in a particular area, but the end results are totally worth the immediate sacrifice. This is what happened when the Pine Bluff Arsenal began to create its cadre team for the Logistics Modernization Program project.

  • Happy Father's Day to all Soldiers

    Jun 19, 2009

    As we celebrate Father's Day, we wish all Army dads a very happy day.

  • PBA Fire Department wins department of year for SE Region

    Jun 19, 2009

    The Pine Bluff Arsenal Fire and Emergency Services have won the Small Fire Department of the Year for 2008 for the Installation Management Command Southeast Region.

  • Old Hickory Guardsmen fire new artillery round in Iraq

    Jun 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD - North Carolina Guardsmen of Battery A , 113th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, became the first National Guard crew to fire an Excalibur precision artillery round in Iraq at Forward Operating Base Mahmudiyah, May 21.

  • Army Birthday

    Jun 19, 2009

  • For the Love of the Cars

    Jun 19, 2009

    WOOSTER, Ohio - As technology continues to boom, it seems as though everything gets smaller, faster and sleeker. However, there is a small fraternity of people who live by the adage that newer doesn't always mean better.

  • 2,150 gather for Army Birthday run

    Jun 19, 2009

  • Bridging Military Support from the Past to the Present

    Jun 19, 2009

    WOOSTER, Ohio - In today's world of super highways and 70 mile-an-hour speed limits, it would be impossible for most people to imagine traveling from Washington D.C. to San Francisco at six miles-an-hour. Well, that is exactly what happened when the first transcontinental motor convoy followed the nearly completed Lincoln Highway that stretched from one coast to the other in 1919.

  • SMA Preston reads to CDC children on Fort Belvoir

    Jun 19, 2009

    Fort Belvoir, Va. Aca,!" In celebration of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 234th birthday Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston stopped by the Fort Belvoir Child Development Center Thursday to recognize the youngest members of the Army Family. SMA Preston told the kids a few facts about the Army, and then read from this year's Army birthday storybook, Sammy the Army Dog.

  • Fort Campbell dads learn from those who know best

    Jun 19, 2009

    A recent seminar for new fathers at Fort Campbell was sweetly interrupted. During the question and answer session, a toddler suddenly burst into the Family Resource Center conference room. "Daddy, Daddy!" shouted little Emily Strother. The 2-year-old raced around tables and chairs to get to the arms of Pfc. Scott Strother. The roomful of soon-to-be fathers, rookie fathers and been-there-done-that fathers laughed out loud.

  • Recreating History, Recruiting Soldiers

    Jun 19, 2009

    WOOSTER, Ohio - Most would agree that one of the most critical aspects of the Army is the recruitment of the next generation of Soldiers. With the Department of Defense plugging millions of dollars into recruiting, perhaps one of the most effective tools in recent memory received no federal funding.

  • Fort Campbell's WTU decreases numbers, increases services

    Jun 19, 2009

    Fort Campbell downsized its Warrior Transition Unit after the demand for its extensive services to wounded Soldiers and their families dropped nearly 50 percent. In a related change, nurse case managers formerly assigned to the WTU are now helping injured Soldiers heal in their original units.

  • Homeowner's assistance helps struggling Soldiers

    Jun 19, 2009

    With the onset of summer comes a season unique to military personnel - permanent change of station season. For many home-owning Soldiers and civilian employees, the prospects for selling have become less than favorable as the housing market continues to struggle.

  • Fort Campbell providers stay home helping others

    Jun 19, 2009

    Fort Campbell residents living in government or Residential Community Initiative housing providing home daycare uncertified by Fort Campbell Family Child Care are being offered a period of amnesty this month to receive the proper training.

  • Wounded commander leading by example- Change of command: Wounded soldier takes over Warrior Transiti

    Jun 19, 2009

    Wounded commander leading by example- Change of command: Wounded soldier takes over Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Lewis

  • Organizations gather at YRRP event to help Soldiers, families return to normalcy after deployments

    Jun 19, 2009

    CHAMPIONS GATE, Fla. - Arming Army Reserve Soldiers with tools to rekindle family relationships rather than fight in combat was the mission here June 12-14. More than 200 Soldiers and their Families gathered at a mega golf resort just outside Orlando, Fla., for a three-day Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program workshop. From family advocates to finance specialists, combat veterans and their spouses received hours of interactive, positive information to take back, digest and discuss with their families and other veterans.

  • Wounded Warriors push themselves at Mini-Triathlon

    Jun 19, 2009

    Warriors, visiting Canadian soldiers and a seven year-old named Cody completed the Center for the Intrepid 2nd Annual Memorial Day MiniTry, May 22, with one goal in mind: to take their rehabilitation to the next level. The non-competitive event, which consists of a 500-meter swim, 10-mile bicycle ride and a two-mile run, followed by a community barbecue and field events, drew more than 100 participants to the post Outdoor Aquatic Center.

  • Army seeks nominees for outstanding electronic warfare unit

    Jun 19, 2009

    The Army Electronic Warfare Division at the Pentagon is currently soliciting nominations for the 2009 Army Outstanding Unit Award.

  • National Cancer Day gives survivors occasion to celebrate life

    Jun 19, 2009

    Sharing courage, strength and stories of endurance, nearly 1,000 patients, Family members and friends celebrated life during the 3rd Annual National Cancer Survivors Day 2009 at Brooke Army Medical Center, June 6. According to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, a cancer "survivor" is anyone living with a history of cancer, from diagnosis through the remainder of life.

  • Out of this world

    Jun 19, 2009

    Army astronaut Lt. Col. Shane Kimbrough representing the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command presents a montage to the Soldier Show participants at the end of the 3 p.m. show June 17 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala. The montage included photographs and a crew patch as well as a small flag which was flown in space during Kimbrough's mission to the International Space Station in November as part of STS-126.

  • Transition Training Academy graduates 17 wounded warriors

    Jun 19, 2009

    In a ceremony held June 12 at Fort Sam Houston Army Community Service, 17 graduates of the Transition Training Academy were awarded Information Technology certificates and laptop computers. The Transition Training Academy was established as a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Labor/Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Cisco Systems, Inc, the Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Wounded Warrior Project.The TTA purpose is to empower today's wounded warriors with the tools needed to return to a competitive spirit in life, the working world and the American workforce.

  • Soldiers, singers, songwriters, help tell Army story

    Jun 19, 2009

    During Army's birthday this year, the service is celebrating the noncommissioned officer, the support of families to the warfighter, and a rich Army heritage of more than 200 years -- all stories worth telling...

  • Pilot program for pre-kindergarteners moves forward

    Jun 19, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Strong Beginnings is a program meant to ease children's transition from pre-school to kindergarten. It is taught by highly-qualified personnel. The program implements the structure of a kindergarten classroom and introduces children to the social and disciplinary atmosphere of an elementary-school system. The program is set to run globally in the next school year.

  • Fort Sam celebrates 234th Army birthday

    Jun 19, 2009

    In recognition of 2009 as the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer, the Fort Sam Houston NCO community led the Army's 234th Birthday ceremony at the post flagpole June 12 as "Old Glory" waved from above in honor of its 232nd anniversary. Escorted by members of Alamo Area Council Troop 445 from San Antonio, NCOs representing Army North, Army South, Brooke Army Medical Center, 32nd Medical Brigade, 56th Signal Detachment and the 512th Engineer Detachment presented the 178 Army campaign streamers to the Army Flag. As each streamer was attached to the flag by U.S. Army Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Pedro Class, 232nd Medical Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Antonio Abin recited an element from the NCO Creed, followed with a rifle volley by the Honor Guard Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison.

  • Kaiserslautern becomes DoD's first safety 'Star' overseas

    Jun 19, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Employees making sure they are safe at work played a major factor in the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern earning "Star Status" from the Department of Defense Voluntary Protection Programs Center of Excellence June 12.

  • U.S. Soldiers Struggle to Save Afghan Boy

    Jun 19, 2009

    1st Infantry Division combat medics fight to save a 15-year-old boys life in Konar province, Afghanistan.

  • Graf to host Europe Army 10-Miler June 27

    Jun 19, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The qualification race for Soldiers wanting to compete on the U.S. Army Europe 10-Miler team is set for June 27 at U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr.

  • Funding enables wave of facilities maintenance, repair projects across Army garrisons in Europe

    Jun 19, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Improved barracks, libraries, street lights and roads are just part of how Installation Management Command-Europe officials are applying the significant sum of Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization funds flowing to Europe this year.

  • A noble knight in the Asian Pacific American Community

    Jun 19, 2009

    The words duty, honor, and country have been used for years to describe the American Soldier but the image of this motto should include SGT Butarbutar. He is regarded by all in United States Army Japan as the noblest of Soldiers with the finest military character, and as one of the most dependable.

  • Combatives instructor fighting to make a difference for junior Soldiers

    Jun 19, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Massey spends 32 days building up the future of the Army ... 48 Soldiers at a time.

  • Strong Bonds- Building Strong and Ready Families

    Jun 19, 2009

    Strong Bonds Married Couple's Retreat at Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaii is one of the many ways the Army Chaplaincy takes cares of the Army Team and their families.

  • No Ordinary Day

    Jun 19, 2009

    The 25th Annual Great Aloha Run, was an 8.1 mile course that took the Soldiers from the well known Aloha Towers in downtown Honolulu, to the famous Aloha Stadium, in the same city, where great athletes showcase their talents year after year; and on that day, our Signal Soldiers were among those athletes.

  • NCO taking reenlistment to new heights

    Jun 19, 2009

    As a young Soldier, had you ever promised yourself that your 1st or NEXT Reenlistment would be something spectacular; something no one in your unit had ever done' Only to find on that celebrated day, you were yet again, standing in front of your platoon or company, right hand raised, repeating that time honored oath as you and countless others Soldiers stood there, less excited than you had planned. One Soldier in the 311th Signal Command was bound and determined not to make this scenario her destiny. Sgt. Johanna Lopez, a 35F in the 311th Signal Command G2 shop, made a promise to herself; and kept it, all with a supporting cast including, 2 airplanes, the 311th Chaplain, 21 fellow Soldiers, and a few parachutes!

  • Whistles, Dreams, and Gleeful Screams!

    Jun 19, 2009

    MSG Simard from the 311th Signal Command is a clear example of a great NCO that embodies selfless service. This NCO recipient of numerous Soldier of the Year awards; not only is he a great Soldier but also a volunteer and youth coach.

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