Archive: Jul 2009

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  • Senior logisticians get first-hand view of ongoing Iraq drawdown efforts

    Jul 29, 2009

    Thirteen senior logisticians met in Iraq to discuss the plans for continuing the responsible drawdown of forces and equipment in Iraq and the repositioning of assets to Afghanistan.

  • Transporters honored with St. Christopher award

    Jul 29, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Seven transporters received the military order of Saint Christopher award here July 9.

  • Soldiers, families stay connected using reading program

    Jul 29, 2009

    "That is good," said the fish. "He's gone away, yes. But your mother will come. She will find this big mess," goes the timeless story of the Cat in the Hat.

  • Utah Guard enlists help from 'A Few Good Goats'

    Jul 29, 2009

    When it comes to fighting wildfires, most people immediately think of water or fire retardant dropped from helicopters and other aircraft, or soot-covered firefighters using hoses and foam to battle back towering blazes.

  • ANP learn how to save, secure

    Jul 29, 2009

    Afghan National Policemen receive training from the 984th Military Police Company, out of Fort Carson, Colo., at the Alingar District Center in Afghanistan, July 26.

  • Joint Training Center Builds ISF Capabilities

    Jul 29, 2009

    With the help of Coalition Forces, Iraqi soldiers stationed in Tuz are ramping up training efforts to ensure they are fully prepared for the 2011 withdrawal of American troops from Iraq. Military Police from the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division have been working rigorously with the Iraqi Army to ensure their soldiers have the most cutting-edge training available

  • CF and Iraqis "Giving Back Kindness"

    Jul 29, 2009

    At the invitation of Lt. Col. Khalid Hajji Mohammad, Maj. Gen. Robert Caslen, commander of the 25th Infantry Division, visited both Iraqi Army and his own troops at Matar al-Saddiq July 17 to laud the progress of several joint operations currently underway in the Tuz Qada.

  • 2009 Warrior Country Team Triathlon post fast times but no records

    Jul 29, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation sports department held the annual team triathlon at Hanson Field House July 25 with more than 50 Soldiers vying in 3 man teams for trophies. The team record was set at 1:33:40 in 2003. The event featured a 500 meter freestyle swim, 30 kilometer bike and 10 kilometer run.

  • American Red Cross gives baby-sitting class on Casey

    Jul 29, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON South Korea - The American Red Cross offered Warrior Country Soldiers and community members a class about baby-sitting July 22-23 in the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team's Family Readiness Center. The two-day class taught adults and children important lessons about what to expect while baby-sitting someone's child and teaching them cardiopulmonary resuscitation and certifying them.

  • 15th KSC Company celebrates 59th anniversary in Uijeongbu

    Jul 29, 2009

    Changhon Lee(left) and Sangkil Kim(right), 15th KSC company, cook food on a barbecue grill for 59th KSC organization day which took place at Darakwan camp, Uijeongbu July 24. More than 150 KSC members and guests enjoyed sports, lottery and food to celebrate its 59th anniversary.

  • AAFES celebrates 114 years of service

    Jul 29, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - The Army and Air Force Exchange Service celebrated its 114 years of service to the military community by giving away $10 gift cards, $10 prepaid telephone cards, 14 percent off coupons, and a number of other events July 24, in the USAG-Casey Post Exchange.

  • Casey commander meets Dongducheon Mayor to get aquainted and discuss future plans in Casey - Hovey e

    Jul 29, 2009

    (From left to right) Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, USAG-Casey commander, Pae, Tong Su, USAG-Casey community releations officer, Chun Heung Sik, deputy director, Particular Operation Area Division, city of Dongducheon, Ha Jae Bong, director, Particular Operation Area Division, and Oh Sea-Chang, Mayor of Dongducheon, discuss future operations while getting to know each other for the first time in the office of the Mayor of Dongducheon July 21. - Courtesy photo

  • Firefighters hone life saving skills on Casey

    Jul 29, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - The Fire Department on Casey garrison tested firefighters on their abilities to quickly extinguish a fire in the barracks, and find any and all victims who may be languishing in smoke and debris July 28 on the premises of the Warrior Exercise Billets.

  • Commander's Corner: Social Media

    Jul 29, 2009

    The U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan is committed to finding new ways to engage with community members to accomplish its mission. I'd like to share with you an exciting new method we're using to interact with you every day: Social Media.

  • USO travel opens doors in Korea

    Jul 29, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Korea is a dynamic country with many things to see, but where does one visit with so many options out there' United Service Organization representative and travel guru Wee Windship has three suggestions: Jeju Island, Mount Seorak and Andong.

  • Korean War Armistice Anniversary commemorated at Panmunjom

    Jul 29, 2009

    Leaders from the nations that repelled communist aggression in South Korea commemorated the 56th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice at a ceremony in Panmunjom July 27.

  • Korean War Armistice anniversary commemorated at Panmunjom

    Jul 29, 2009

    Leaders from the nations that repelled communist aggression in South Korea commemorated the 56th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice at a ceremony in Panmunjom, July 27.

  • Yongsan teens to hit the silver screen

    Jul 29, 2009

    <strong>YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea</strong> - Seoul American High School student Sean Conolly (right) and 41st Signal Battalion cameraman Pfc. Nathan Franco (left) set up a shot July 17 at the Dragon Hill Lodge.

  • Korean and American exchange students explore Yongsan

    Jul 29, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - More than 50 Korean and U.S. college students took a tour of Yongsan Garrison July 22. For most of them, it was their first visit to a military installation, and an eye-opening experience.

  • U.S. Forces Korea commander visits K-16 Air Base

    Jul 29, 2009

    K-16 AIR BASE, Republic of Korea Aca,!" United States Forces Korea Commander Gen. Walter Sharp visited K-16 Air Base Wednesday, July 22. to speak with Soldiers, Installation Management Command officials, and Army Family Members. The general toured constructions sites, quarters and various facilities.

  • Explore animal kingdom at Seoul Zoo

    Mar 4, 2012

    SEOUL - When looking for something to do, many people consider the zoo at the Seoul Grand Park. The park offers visitors a glimpe of animal life with performances, interactive sessions and information displays. In fact, the national zoo has more than 3,200 animals from 358 species.

  • Casey tours Fort Hood's Resiliency Center

    Jul 28, 2009

    After eight tough years at war the Army is taking steps to build more resilient Soldiers and families, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said during a visit to Fort HoodAca,!a,,cs Resiliency Campus, July 28.

  • 234th Army Chaplain Corps Birthday

    Jul 28, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> On July 29, Army Chaplain Corps turns234 years old. This week, the Chaplains Corps will be celebrating its anniversary at locations around the world.

  • Shedding light on sexual assault

    Jul 28, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Sexual assault is an issue that affects all Soldiers - deployed or back at home stations. Since February 2009, there have been several reported cases of sexual assault in the Multi-National Division-Baghdad's area of responsibility, which raised the need for awareness, according to Lt. Col. Barry Dickerson, the sexual assault prevention and response program manager for MND-B.

  • Army Engineers improve safety, roadway for Soldiers at JSS Copper

    Jul 28, 2009

  • Shooting hoops: MND-B Soldiers blow off steam

    Jul 28, 2009

  • Daggers, Baghdad ePRT complete sewage project

    Jul 28, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Local Iraqi leaders from the Karkh district of northwest Baghdad, along with leaders from the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, and the Baghdad embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team gathered July 26 in the Salhiyah neighborhood to mark the competition of a major sewer network project that will provide sewage services to the area that were not previously available.

  • Soldiers see big benefit in small group worship service at Camp Taji, Iraq

    Jul 28, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The rattle of small arms fire from a nearby range didn't detract from the parishioner's joy in singing hymns. That the congregation was comprised of only four Soldiers didn't diminish the value of the chaplain's weekly message at the small fire base on the outskirts of the post.

  • 2-8 Cav partners with community organizations from Killeen to Iraq

    Jul 28, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Developing community partnerships is an important part to being an integral part of a vibrant community here in Central Texas, and being deployed to Iraq doesn't change the importance of harboring good community partnerships.

  • Making non-lethal tasks "Easy"

    Jul 28, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - The Soldiers of "Easy" Forward Support Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division have assumed the responsibility of all governance and non-lethal tasks in the town of Al Hadr, Iraq.

  • Top U.S. commander in Iraq visits Charger Battalion

    Jul 28, 2009

  • VA chief calls for more compatibility with DoD

    Jul 28, 2009

    The secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs called for greater compatibility between automated systems of the VA and the Department of Defense, and pledged to shorten the time required for processing disability claims for Soldiers.

  • Massachusetts News

    Jul 28, 2009

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    Jul 28, 2009

  • Engineering more than stereotypes

    Jul 28, 2009

    Just as a baby is unconsciously reliant upon its parents for survival, Americans are often unknowingly dependent upon hard-working and innovative engineers to define our nation's defense and economic systems. Engineers work behind the scenes to improve our quality of life in a multitude of ways: from designing computer chips or satellites, to constructing ships and tankers, to piloting an intricate defense system that ensures the safety of our democracy.

  • Colorado News

    Jul 28, 2009

  • Soldiers see big benefit in small group worship service at Camp Taji

    Jul 28, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" The rattle of small arms fire from a nearby range didn't detract from the parishioner's joy in singing hymns. That the congregation was comprised of only four Soldiers didn't diminish the value of the chaplain's weekly message at the small fire base on the outskirts of the post.

  • Pennsylvania News

    Jul 28, 2009

  • Army launching Senior Civilian Talent Pool in NCR

    Jul 28, 2009

    The National Capital Region's nearly 3,000 eligible senior civilians will be among the first invited to register for the Army's new Civilian Talent Management Program.

  • Upcoming Events

    Jul 28, 2009

  • Dragons, Lads and Ladies Faire...

    Jul 28, 2009

    The Colorado Renaissance Festival, held for six weeks every summer in Larkspur, give Soldiers, civilians and family members in the Colorado Springs area a chance to travel in time practically in their back yard. This year's festival runs through August 2.

  • Army Materiel Command NCO and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition 2009

    Jul 28, 2009

    Army Materiel Command Soldiers and Noncommisioned officers competed alongside those from the National Capital Region in the Noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the Year competition held at Fort A.P.Hill July 20. The 2009 AMC Soldier and NCO of the Year Best Warriors are: Sgt. Matthew Phelan, Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J. and Spc. Darwynn McPherson, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Fort Eustis, Va. Best Warrior Runner-ups are: Sgt. Billy Richardson, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Fort Eustis, Va., and Spc. Elizabeth Boyer, AMC Band, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Warfighter Information Network-Tactical: 'It's real, it's here and it works'

    Jul 28, 2009

    Warfighter Information Network-Tactical has shaped the tactical Army's ability to move and support combat forces.

  • South Carolina News

    Jul 28, 2009

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    Jul 28, 2009

  • Long Island native takes over New York City recruiting

    Jul 28, 2009

    Long Island native Lt. Col. Omuso D. George took command of the New York City Recruiting Battalion at Fort Hamilton Bluff July 24. George comes to the assignment after completing one year as the Deputy Director for Resource Management, Gulf Region Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Kentucky News

    Jul 28, 2009

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    Jul 28, 2009

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    Jul 28, 2009

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    Jul 28, 2009

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    Jul 28, 2009

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    Jul 28, 2009

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    Jul 28, 2009

  • Army National Guard Units Prepare for 2010 Rotation in Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Jul 28, 2009

    The Department of the Army has confirmed the Department of Defense's announcement for the next rotation of major units scheduled to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The announcement involves a National Guard division headquarters and a fires brigade, with a combined total of approximately 3,600 personnel.

  • Donating to the Warrior Transition Command

    Jul 28, 2009

    Donating to the Warrior Transition Command

  • Face of Defense: Amputee Pursues 2012 Paralympics Berth

    Jul 28, 2009

    Face of Defense: Amputee Pursues 2012 Paralympics Berth

  • Connecticut News

    Jul 28, 2009

  • Working at the Car wash

    Jul 28, 2009

    "Carwash! Get your car washed, help welcome your battle buddy home," was heard as Soldiers and Family members held signs, danced, and screamed for drivers to "stop on in" as they passed the parking lot of 96th Transportation Company here, July 13.

  • Maryland News

    Jul 28, 2009

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    Jul 28, 2009

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    Jul 28, 2009

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    Jul 28, 2009

  • Depot holds Safety Stand Down Day

    Jul 28, 2009

    Tooele Army Depot hosts Safety Stand Down Day

  • What is a Program Analyst's Special Sauce'

    Jul 28, 2009

    Every issue The Desert Star will feature a different position and share how they contribute to the overall mission. Everyone at TEAD has a "Special Sauce," and we will let you know what that is.

  • What is the QASAS Special Sauce'

    Jul 28, 2009

    Every issue The Desert Star will feature a different position and share how they contribute to the overall mission. Everyone at TEAD has a "Special Sauce," and we will let you know what that is.

  • Army Junior ROTC Cadets Compete in Academic Bowl

    Jul 28, 2009

    JROTC Cadets capture top honors during annual Academic Bowl

  • Braverman assumes command of Darnall

    Jul 28, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Col. (Dr.) Steven E. Braverman took command of Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas, during a change of command ceremony July 17. Braverman replaced Col. Casper P. Jones III who will become the Director of Plans and Policy (J5) at the Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical in Bethesda, Md.

  • A shot in the dark

    Jul 28, 2009

    KONAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Soldiers with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 321st Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., fire 155mm rounds using an M777 Howitzer weapons system, July 6, on Forward Operating Base Bostick, Afghanistan. The Soldiers were registering targets so they will have a more accurate and faster response time when providing fire support.

  • 203rd Military Intelligence Battalion changes command

    Jul 28, 2009

  • TEAD achieves $2 million milestone in Lean Six Savings

    Jul 28, 2009

    It all started with Glenda Bender on 13 June, 2006. On that date, Glenda completed the first Green Belt project to be conducted at Tooele. Her project was to Lean the Consolidated Ammunition Management (CAM) Office to increase efficiencies and to reduce shipment errors.

  • New leadership takes reins of 22d Chemical Battalion

    Jul 28, 2009

  • LSS team nominated for Army Energy Award

    Jul 28, 2009

    Employees from the Directorate of Base Operations, Tooele Army Depot, are in the running for the 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award.

  • Commentary: 'The Hurt Locker,' a show and tell of an EOD Soldier's experiences

    Jul 28, 2009

  • Commentary: Reflecting on pride of service

    Jul 28, 2009

  • TEAD employee dons second uniform

    Jul 28, 2009

    In a small yet intimate gathering at the Salt Lake City airport, family members and friends of the 151st Air Refueling Wing sent off a small group of Warfighters for a deployment to the Middle East. Among that small group was Maser Sgt. Dave Beaumont, the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of the group and a member of the Tooele Army Depot workforce.

  • Fort Bragg's Year of the NCO Formal

    Jul 28, 2009

    Fort Bragg held its Year of the NCO formal July 24 at the Crown Expo Center, Fayetteville, N.C.

  • 12th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference to take place next month

    Jul 28, 2009

    The 12th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition will take place August 17-20, 2009, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The theme for this year's event is Space & Missile Defense...the Path Forward.

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Army Pete Geren at his Farewell Review, July 17, 2009

    Jul 28, 2009

  • Air Force TPS-75 radar test capability expands

    Jul 28, 2009

    Tobyhanna Army Depot strives to continually reduce repair cycle time. As a result, the Air Force will receive its tactical radar systems faster.

  • Maine News

    Jul 28, 2009

  • Editorial: Teamwork is Key in Supporting SWA AOAP Laboratories

    Jul 28, 2009

    Teamwork is one of the most important elements in meeting the challenges of conducting the worldwide AOAP mission. I want to recognize the efforts of the various activities in supporting the AOAP mission in Southwest Asia.

  • New storage system puts parts in right place at right time

    Jul 28, 2009

    A new process for storing high volume, low cost parts will streamline how Tobyhanna employees perform their jobs - saving time and money.

  • PM Excalibur gets new leadership

    Jul 28, 2009

    Leadership for the office of the Product Manager for Excalibur changed hands here July 7.

  • Army's radio inventory provides depth of versatile solutions to combat scenarios

    Jul 28, 2009

    Today's Army radios are designed to be versatile and adaptable to the specific combat scenario. The Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) is designed to provide increasingly robust communications to meet current and future needs.

  • Birthday blood donor supports the troops

    Jul 28, 2009

    Stephanie Graham wanted to do something different for her 17th birthday. This year, the Central Texas teen gave the gift of life to another. She donated her first unit of blood to the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • CYSS earns national accreditation

    Jul 28, 2009

    Tobyhanna's Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) program joins over 550 nationally accredited programs who serve as role models for excellence.

  • PM Mortars changes management

    Jul 28, 2009

    The office of the Product Manager for Mortars received a new leader here July 10.

  • 1st International Relief Expedition

    Jul 28, 2009

    "I'll try Sir!" During the Boxer Rebellion, American soldiers participated in an international military effort to rescue civilians trapped in Peking, Summer of 1900.

  • Community Services earns 3rd accreditation

    Jul 28, 2009

    Tobyhanna Army Depot's Army Community Services (ACS) received its third accreditation certificate on July 7.

  • Aviation symposium emphasizes importance of relationships, common learning

    Jul 28, 2009

    Third Army/U.S. Army Central hosted twenty-seven representatives from nine countries in its area of operations for the third International Aviation Symposium in Atlanta, Ga., July 20-24. This was the third year of the three symposia set. The first part of the week involved briefings given by aviators from both the United States and partner nations in attendance. The group also traveled to Ft. Rucker, Al. to visit the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence.

  • New vehicles help reduce fossil fuel emissions

    Jul 28, 2009

    The implementation of two electric vehicles will help reduce fossil fuel emissions and save on fuel costs, one piece of material movement equipment at a time.

  • Third Army/U.S. Army Central hosts Counterinsurgency Seminar with Pakistan Military

    Jul 28, 2009

    Senior leaders from the Pakistan and U.S. Army met in Atlanta, Ga., July 20-24 for Third Army/U.S. Army Central's Counterinsurgency seminar. The seminar not only provided a venue for discussion and learning, it fostered relationships amongst the two countries while they studied past events in order to shape future operations.

  • Third Army/USARCENT retreat builds strong Families

    Jul 28, 2009

    In an environment where Soldiers deploy at a moment's notice, taking care of Families is vital to the success of the mission. Third Army/USARCENT held its annual Family retreat at Callaway Gardens, Ga., July 17-19; giving Families the tools that will help them sustain the hardships of deployment.

  • Deployment children attend IMCOM-Europe camp program

    Jul 28, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - U.S. servicemembers stationed in Europe continue to support ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Department of Defense recently announced the 1st Armored Division and 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team are heading downrange in a few months. Meaning: the emotional rollercoaster families experience before, during and after a deployment rolls on.

  • Engineers put themselves to the test, vie for top honors

    Jul 28, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- A blotch of blood seeping through the left leg of his uniform, Spc. Santos Delgado grunted and gasped for a heap of fresh air, trying to negotiate both his exhaustion and the "over-and-under" obstacle on the Camp Robertson confidence course.

  • Continued Progression: Female Soldiers

    Jul 28, 2009

    An integral part of the operational activity for the brigade, Sgt. Dawn Cloukey's main role with her unit is to keep the communication efforts, while out on ground movements, running efficiently for the vehicles in her unit.

  • Artillery unit becomes Civil Affairs in new Iraq

    Jul 28, 2009

    Most field artillery troops don't expect to work in civil affairs support, but that's the way it is with the quickly changing role of U.S. forces in Iraq.

  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits deployed troops

    Jul 28, 2009

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits Afghanistan with four other state governors. The 636th Military Intelligence Battalion, out of Texas, throws the governor a Texas style barbecue.

  • Patrolling Konar province, Afghanistan

    Jul 28, 2009

    A photo slideshow showing Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division on patrol in Konar province.

  • Container Repair Yard increases production, reaches milestone

    Jul 28, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Just seven months ago, Joint Base Balad's Iraqi-owned container repair yard consisted of forty-five workers and a quota to repair a minimum of sixty containers per month.

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