Archive: Jul 2009

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  • 5th QM Co. cross trains with Navy EOD in Sicily

    Jul 2, 2009

    Building strong bonds with other military services plays a vital role in the Army's mission in Europe, and the Army often takes advantage of joint training operations to build and strengthen those bonds.

  • Covenant betters Bamberg services

    Jul 2, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- For a little less than two years now Soldiers and their families have received new resources and greater access to services thanks to the Army Family Covenant.

  • "One Team" run kicks off holiday weekend with Safety Message

    Jul 1, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - (July 1, 2009) U.S. Army, Pacific Commanding General Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, leads all units based at Fort Shafter during his quarterly "One Team" run.

  • Government partners celebrate Natomas Basin progress

    Jul 1, 2009

    The US Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento discusses progress on the Natomas Levee Improvement ProgramAca,!a,,cs Cross Canal Levee Project.

  • Merritt Takes Reins of 59th Ordnance Brigade

    Jul 1, 2009

    "To talk about Tom Keegan, you can't do it at a ceremony like this, we wouldn't have enough time. He leaves an incredible legacy behind him. The things he has done for the entire community is phenomenal," said Brig. Gen. Lynn Collyar, the 35th chief of Ordnance and commanding general of the Army Ordnance Center and Schools, about Col. Thomas Keegan, outgoing commander of the 59th Ordnance Brigade. Keegan relinquished command of the 59th during the brigade's change of command ceremony June 19 at the Redstone activity field. Incoming commander Col. Howard "Lee" Merritt received the brigade's colors from Collyar, instating him as the new commander. The change of command was a final chance for Keegan to stand before of the Soldiers he's led for the past two years and to welcome the new challenges which lay ahead for Merritt.

  • Daughters teach their fathers about tea party etiquette at ACS event

    Jul 1, 2009

    Dads in shorts and flop flops sipped pink lemonade from white china teacups as their daughters, many in spring dresses, taught them lessons in tea party etiquette during the Army Community Service Father Daughter Tea Party at 10 a.m. June 27 at the ACS Annex.

  • Fort Riley's Irwin Army Community Hospital commander discusses the new hospital

    Jul 1, 2009

    Irwin Army Community Hospital's commander spoke with community members June 25 during the Junction City Military Affairs Council. During his 30-minute presentation, Col. Jeffrey Johnson relayed the vision to meet Fort Riley's health care needs for the next 40 to 50 years.

  • Military Family Members Bag Annual Scholarships

    Jul 1, 2009

    One by one, the young women approached the microphone to express their thanks and read aloud their application essays. Curious onlookers passed by with shopping carts. This was the scene Friday at the annual Scholarships for Military Children ceremony at the Commissary. Five winners each received a $1,500 scholarship. The Scholarships for Military Children, administered by Fisher House Foundation, is among many programs initiated by the Defense Commissary Agency to involve commissaries even more deeply in the fabric of the military community. "It's a great honor," Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli said. "They have to earn it."

  • Fort Riley elementary students perform dino version of 'American Idol'

    Jul 1, 2009

    About 20 students from Fort Riley's elementary schools performed "DinoStars!," a twist on "American Idol," as part of Camp Imagination June 25 at Ware Elementary. Camp Imagination was a three-week summer program for Fort Riley elementary students to be part of a production that teaches them the aspects of performing on stage.

  • Having a Blast on Fourth of July

    Jul 1, 2009

    Three Madison County patriots will be recognized at the Spirit of America Festival in Decatur on the Fourth of July. Retired Alabama Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class David Carney and two Vietnam prisoners of war -- retired Air Force Col. Leo Thorsness and the late Michael Christian, who retired as a Navy lieutenant commander - will be honored during Saturday's 6 p.m. VIP Program at the Spirit of America Stage at Decatur's Point Mallard. The VIP Program is one of several activities taking place during the July 3-4 festival, which is one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in the state. The festival is free to the public.

  • Soldiers volunteer, party during 4-day Country Stampede

    Jul 1, 2009

    Fort Riley Soldiers volunteered and enjoyed the Manhattan, Kansas Coutry Stampede event.

  • Jobs, new hotel subject of next BRAC community update

    Jul 1, 2009

    You are invited to the monthly BRAC Community Update Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 3 p.m. at the National Infantry Museum. Learn more about recent developments in our efforts to transform Fort Benning into the Maneuver Center of Excellence and how it will impact the Chattahoochee Valley. The update will include information about new construction, a timeline on the arrival of 30,000 permanent party Soldiers and civilians, civilian hiring and job creation and more. Following a brief update by Jay Brown, BRAC program manager, Al Gelineau, director of Morale, Welfare and Recreation, will speak about a number of quality-of-life initiatives, including the construction of a 800-room hotel on Main Post. The update will include a question-and-answer period. For more information, please call 706-545-6169.

  • Power technicians recognized at conference

    Jul 1, 2009

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- For the first time, the Department of Defense Project Manager (PM) Mobile Electric Power (MEP) presented awards to military power technicians from each military branch to recognize the hard work and efforts of Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines using or maintaining power generation equipment on the battlefield.

  • Last outpost in Wasit back in Iraqi hands

    Jul 1, 2009

    The fifth and final security station in Wasit Provice, southeast of Baghdad, was returned to Iraqi control Monday before the June 30 deadline for U.S. Soldiers to withdraw from major Iraqi cities.

  • 2009 Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Jul 1, 2009

  • Gates visits wounded warriors, returns two to Washington

    Jul 1, 2009

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visited Landstuhl Regional Medical Center here on June 30, meeting with wounded warriors and the staff that treats them and touring a new USO facility that's providing them a better quality of life as they heal.

  • Chilean officer becomes a jumpmaster

    Jul 1, 2009

    A Chilean foreign exchange officer, who has been working in the 82nd Airborne Division plans shop for the past year earns the title of Jumpmaster. Lt. Col. Marcelo Nunez is the first foreign officer, who was already a jumpmaster, to pass the 82nd Abn. Div. Advanced Airborne School Jumpmaster course.

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    Jul 1, 2009

  • Army limits re-enlistment options for rest of fiscal year

    Jul 1, 2009

    In an effort to slow the momentum of what has been an exceptionally productive year in recruiting and retention, the Army has limited re-enlistment options during the last three months of fiscal year 2009.

  • Expanded Homeowners Assistance Program could help with BRAC hardships

    Jul 1, 2009

  • Rules spelled out for G.I. Bill transferability

    Jul 1, 2009

  • Healing the wounds of war: Operation Proper Exit warriors visit MND-B

    Jul 1, 2009

    BAGHDAD - In past wars, wounded Soldiers, especially those recovering from severe injuries like amputated limbs, were never afforded the opportunity to re-visit the locations where they had been injured or the hospitals in theater where they had been treated when the conflict they served in was still taking place. This may soon be changing thanks to improved security.

  • 'Greening' Carson ranges, training lands saves money, resources

    Jul 1, 2009

    Fort Carson's Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security has taken steps to make the training areas more sustainable, including using dirt blocks to create urban settings.

  • Maj. Gen. Bolger gets overview of 1st Air Cav. Bde. operations on Camp Taji

    Jul 1, 2009

  • "Black Knights" team up with ISF for adopt-a-school program

    Jul 1, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Mirroring the adopt-a-school program in the United States with local schools, the 1st "Black Knight" Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, attached to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division initiated a partnership program with four schools in their area.

  • DART team trains for worst, hopes for best with fire fighting scenarios

    Jul 1, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - A downed aircraft is a worst-case scenario in an aviation unit. Having a well-trained team on standby is a vital piece to this unwanted puzzle.

  • UAVs help protect ground forces through camera technology

    Jul 1, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - Day and night they can be heard at the airfield - their distinctive hum akin to that of a lawnmower starting - as operations take place around the clock, supporting ground forces throughout the greater Baghdad area.

  • Iraqis lead air assault

    Jul 1, 2009

  • Fort Carson WTB holds first NCO induction ceremony

    Jul 1, 2009

    Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion held its first NCO induction ceremony June 24. All Soldiers in the WTB are wounded warriors who are undergoing physical therapy until they are either transitioned back to active duty or receive a medical discharge.

  • Lifeline manages heavy workload

    Jul 1, 2009

  • Digging it ...Soldiers excavate flag pole, move across post

    Jul 1, 2009

  • Texas unit at home in Iraqi wilderness

    Jul 1, 2009

    BAGHDAD - For the second time in four years, troops from a Texas National Guard unit finds themselves in the full time service to their state and nation supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers deliver food to Abu Ghraib orphanage

    Jul 1, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers of Company C of the 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, "Paxton Rangers", 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad conducted a combined patrol through Abu Ghraib June 25 to disrupt insurgents in the area and improve their relationship with their Iraqi counterparts.

  • Dagger Soldiers, IA search sand, swamp for weapons

    Jul 1, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The sight of a platoon of American Soldiers and their Iraqi Army partners in the desert with metal detectors and shovels may look like a treasure hunt, but was, in reality, a search for weapons caches reported to be hidden in the area.

  • Former USFK commander visits Dagger Brigade

    Jul 1, 2009

  • The Candyman can

    Jul 1, 2009

  • Gentry bids USASMA farewell

    Jul 1, 2009

    Col. Donald E. Gentry relinquished command of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy in ceremonies June 29 handing it over to Command Sgt. maj. Raymond Chandler III, a frist for the academy.

  • 30th HBCT Soldier is Army 'Strong'

    Jul 1, 2009

  • Dagger Brigade Soldiers discuss security with villagers

    Jul 1, 2009

  • U.S. MPs train, maintain Iraqi cops

    Jul 1, 2009

    BAGHDAD - U.S. military forces continue to train and enable Iraqi Security Forces as the June 30 deadline for a responsible with drawl from Iraqi cities draws near.

  • Training academy prepares ISF personnel to protect, maintain security gains

    Jul 1, 2009

    To ensure Iraqi Security Forces are ready to handle their country's security; American Paratroopers are taking their Iraqi partners to school in the sprawling deserts outside eastern Baghdad.

  • University supports NG Soldiers in Iraq

    Jul 1, 2009

    BAGHDAD - "Thanks for your support" and "MSU Rocks" are phrases that Soldiers of the 150th Armored Reconnaissance Squadron, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, wrote on a Mountain State University banner June 25 to thank students and faculty for supporting the squadron in Iraq.

  • NCO firefighter ties together German and American community

    Jul 1, 2009

  • Meet America at 30 miles per hour - June 30, 2009

    Jul 1, 2009

    From Rawlins, Wyo., to Green River, Wyo., it was mostly highway driving. We were doing about 40 miles-per-hour and the Dodge does not like to go that fast. The tractor trailers whizzing by makes it feel like you're being blown off the road.

  • Meet America at 30 miles per hour - June 27, 2009

    Jul 1, 2009

    On our way to Cheyenne, we made stops in two little Nebraska towns, Chappell and Kimball. We stopped at the fire station in Chappell and again, in just a matter of minutes, tons of townspeople came out to greet us, look over our vehicles, and share their memories. We then paraded through the town escorted by their biggest fire engine, lights and sirens blazing! We also had an opportunity to drive down an original bricked portion of the Lincoln Highway.

  • Secretary Geren makes ground-level assessment at Fort Drum

    Jul 1, 2009

    When Army Secretary Pete Geren took the job two years ago, his major mission was to take care of the force. It was in that vein that the secretary visited Fort Drum, in upstate New York, to see what Soldiers and their families need and how to make their lives better.

  • Meet America at 30 miles per hour - June 26, 2009

    Jul 1, 2009

    Between driving from Grand Island to Ogallala, Neb., we stopped for lunch at the Heartland Military Museum in Lexington, Neb. There we were treated to a feast - not only the hearty barbecue lunch, but also their displays of extensive collection of military vehicles and memorabilia. We were happy to spend a couple of hours at this particular rest stop!

  • Meet America at 30 miles per hour - June 25, 2009

    Jul 1, 2009

    We left Gretna, Neb., this morning and continued on the Lincoln Highway toward Schuyler, Neb. Along the route we made a stop at the Hormel Factory, Fremont, Neb. There we were presented with 20 cases of Spam as well as official Spamgear hats.

  • Meet America at 30 miles per hour - June 24, 2009

    Jul 1, 2009

    Travelling from Jefferson, Iowa, to Gretna, Neb., took a complete day. Along the way in Iowa we were able to visit large stretches of the Lincoln Hwy, which are still gravel and dirt roads. My little Dodge does very well on these dirt roads. It was built in the day when most roads were muddy tracks and the wheels are big and made to take a beating.

  • The Volunteers Rock Country USA

    Jul 1, 2009

  • Transporters wrap up tour in Iraq

    Jul 1, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Soldiers from the 1538th Transportation Company conducted their final mission on June 5, wrapping up a successful 12-month deployment, and marked the end of their deployment with a transfer of authority ceremony here June 25.

  • Command Sergeant Major congratulates new Warrior leaders

    Jul 1, 2009

    CAMP JACKSON SOUTH KOREA - Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Winzenried, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/US Forces Korea/ 8th United States Army Command Sgt. Maj., visited Camp Jackson June 23 to congratulate new Warrior leaders.

  • Who's afraid to be a millionaire

    Jul 1, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON SOUTH KOREA - Warrior Country Soldiers received a wealth of information from Army Community Services and their finance team during a financial conference June 19 at the USAG-Casey Digital Conference Center.

  • Commander gives friendship award at Casey

    Jul 1, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON SOUTH KOREA - Myung, Young Kuk (left) accepts an award from Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson June 23 commemorating his work and friendship during a ceremony held in the Indianhead Golf Club on USAG-Casey.

  • Army spouses read to children on Casey

    Jul 1, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON SOUTH KOREA - Soldiers, Family and community members enjoyed an afternoon of reading and entertainment kicking off the summer reading for fitness program June 18 in the USAG-Casey Gateway Club. The Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored program is offered to all children, living on and off post, from ages 2-12 and features a book reading and a snack with a physical activity incorporated into the event.

  • AFAP delegates discuss family concerns at Europe conference

    Jul 1, 2009

    Looking to tackle problems that impact U.S. military communities throughout Europe, 58 delegates from garrisons in Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany met earlier this month for the 2009 Army Europe Army Family Action Plan Conference.

  • Motorcycle Safety: skills and habits that save lives

    Jul 1, 2009

    To paraphrase Aristotle: We are what we repeatedly do. Safety on a motorcycle, then, is not an act, but a habit. The best motorcycle in the world will end up in a wrecking yard unless one learns how to use it. To help us program ourselves for motorcycle safety, the Army offers basic riders courses and experienced riders courses for persons new to motorcycles and scooters, and those well-experienced through the CFPS Corp. whose business it is to teach traffic safety programs.

  • Red Cloud aquires two new fire trucks for Rod Range

    Jul 1, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON, SOUTH KOREA - Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson (second from left) USAG-Red Cloud commander and Area I Fire Chief John Cook (right of Jackson) hold up the ceremonial ribbon after cutting during a ceremony celebrating the acquisition of two new fire trucks for Redriguez Range in the parking lot of the USAG-Casey Fire House June 17.

  • Newest Army Lodge in Europe opens

    Jul 1, 2009

    USACE helps open the Army newest lodge in Europe at Chievres Air Base

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