Archive: Jul 2009

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  • Fort Lewis' 80th Ordnance Battalion Receives Combat Patch

    Jul 28, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 80th Ordnance Battalion, from Ft. Lewis, Wash., conducted a combat patch ceremony here July 7, to recognizing 30-consecutive days in a combat zone.

  • Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North (Part 2)

    Jul 28, 2009

    Service members currently deployed to northern Iraq participatie in the "Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North" at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 26-29. The competition is part of a 4-day physical and mental trial to find the best warrior currently serving in northern Iraq. Each Soldier or Sailor participating triumphed at a brigade-level competition to earn the right to participate in the contest.

  • U.S. Army Africa, U.S. Africa Command NCOs mentor Ethiopian soldiers

    Jul 27, 2009

    When Sgt. Maj. Brian Warren recently spoke to a group of officers about how to best support new Soldiers and the importance of noncommissioned officer evaluations, his words were translated into Amharic -- the language of Ethiopia.

  • U.S. Africa Command hosts military intelligence course in Nigeria

    Jul 27, 2009

    Thirty officers from seven African nations graduated June 26, from a 12-week, introductory intelligence course held at Nigeria's Defence Intelligence School aimed at training junior officers in the basic skills necessary to operate on a military intelligence staff.

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill: Especially generous to active-duty Soldiers/spouses

    Jul 27, 2009

    <b>What is it'</b> On August 1, a special provision for active duty Soldiers, including active duty reserve component Soldiers, takes place concerning the Post-9/11 GI Bill. For them, the program pays an unlimited amount for college tuition if benefits are used while on active duty. That includes Soldiers who don't have enough active duty time to otherwise qualify for full Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. This means that not only full undergraduate course fees will be covered, but active duty Soldiers also can pursue graduate courses and have the higher tuition cost paid for.

  • Division Run Kicks off Big Red One "Victory Week"

    Jul 27, 2009

    The 1st Infantry Division started its "Victory Week" celebration on July 27th with a division run. This is the second Victory Week on Fort Riley since the Big Red One returned from Germany.

  • Army Chief of Staff presents Purple Hearts and praises medics in San Antonio

    Jul 27, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. presented two Purple Hearts at the Warrior and Family Support Center, Brooke Army Medical Center, July 23.

  • July 16, 2009 - NCO-led farewell to Secretary of the Army Pete Geren

    Jul 27, 2009

  • New award recognizes those who deliver quality of life

    Jul 27, 2009

    Nominations are now being accepted for a new award that recognizes teams or individuals responsible for improving the quality of life at Army garrisons.

  • JROTC offers students head start on military career, life

    Jul 27, 2009

    The Leesville High School Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps builds and tests a student's confidence. For those who work hard, it can provide a college scholarship, and for those who decide college is not for them, a jump-start on a career.

  • Transition program rolls out welcome mat for wounded Soldiers

    Jul 27, 2009

    Injured Soldiers looking to transition back to civilian life have long been able to start with the Army Career and Alumni Program -- but for wounded warriors who didn't know that, ACAP recently rolled out a virtual welcome mat to remind them.

  • Garry Owen Troopers Receive Awards for Deployment

    Jul 27, 2009

  • Historical work returns to Rock Island Arsenal

    Jul 27, 2009

    Most everything that is produced at the Rock Island Arsenal is to support the Warfighter in the field. However, on this special occasion, they are producing an item that honors those who served this country. The National Cemetery Administration has partnered with RIA to produce 62 cast-iron tables containing the Gettysburg Address, the most prominent historic tablet found throughout the 125 national cemeteries.

  • Hired! Apprenticeship Program gives teens career choices

    Jul 27, 2009

    Fort Polk's Child, Youth and School Services, under the auspices of the Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation, offer a student-mentor collaboration: The "HIRED! Apprenticeship Program." The program is for youth ages 15-18 who want to do more with their time than play video games and text. Participants take an active role in improving their future chances of landing a job in competitive markets by dipping their toes in the installation workforce and discovering possible career choices.

  • Civil Affairs Soldiers train Iraqi Firemen to handle hazardous materials

    Jul 27, 2009

    BAGHDAD - There are two lines of tape, one green and one red. Behind the red tape is a Soldier contaminated by a hazardous material. The Iraqi firefighters only have minutes to react, carefully moving the casualty, to the other side of the green tape, while at the same time remembering to clean from their own hands and suits' hazardous material.

  • Dagger ePRT leads change in Abu Ghraib

    Jul 27, 2009

    BAGHDAD - As northwest Baghdad was once a main-effort location to bring essential services to locals, representatives of the U.S. are focusing on the larger, rural areas of the Abu Ghraib Qada.

  • Following his nose: Dog handler sweeps for explosives

    Jul 27, 2009

  • Fort Polk joins 'we media'

    Jul 27, 2009

    The Fort Polk Public Affairs office has joined two of the larger phenomena of the Internet: Facebook and Twitter

  • Engineers rebuild range at COP Carver

    Jul 27, 2009

  • July 17, 2009- Secretary of the Army Pete Geren - Farewell Review

    Jul 27, 2009

  • Chief of Army Reserve visits Iraq: MND-B Soldiers ask questions, get answers

    Jul 27, 2009

  • July 15, 2009- General McKiernan Retirement Ceremony

    Jul 27, 2009

  • New Belvoir hospital to help replace Walter Reed

    Jul 27, 2009

    The patient- and family-focused design of a new community hospital at Fort Belvoir, Va., is taking physical shape after a year of construction. Under the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005, the new hospital will replace DeWitt Army Community Hospital and take over some of the services now offered at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Tiger Brigade hosts Egyption VIPs at JRTC

    Jul 27, 2009

    Four Egyptian Army general officers visited Fort Polk Tuesday and visited the 162nd Infantry Brigade for a briefing on Foreign Security Forces - Transition Team training.

  • Camp Stryker bench press champion

    Jul 27, 2009

  • Engineers remove eyesore in Ghazaliyah

    Jul 27, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Life continues to returns to normal in the Ghazaliyah district of Baghdad , as Soldiers from Company A, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade and security elements from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Armor Division spent four days working together to remove a dilapidated building.

  • Paratrooper remembered by team mates

    Jul 27, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Paratroopers here remember Spc. Berrios-Campos as a respected Soldier and one who will be missed.

  • 30th HBCT troops line up for payday at FOB Mahmudiyah

    Jul 27, 2009

    MAHMUDIYAH, Iraq -- Payday at Forward Operating Base Mahmudiyah, Iraq is a special event for Soldiers of 120th Combined Arms Battalion and Company E, 230th Brigade Support Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, as the few places to shop there take cash only.

  • A place to stay in the Poconos

    Jul 27, 2009

    On July 6, Tobyhanna's Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Directorate celebrated the grand opening of the Tobyhanna Villas with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

  • 'Vibrant Response' to train troops for disasters

    Jul 27, 2009

    Consequence-management response forces, or CCMRF, are staging a training exercise beginning July 31, to prepare for potential domestic disasters capable of injuring or killing several thousand civilians.

  • Defense Distribution Depot- Tobyhanna welcomes new commander

    Jul 27, 2009

    Lt. Col. Bruce B. McPeak took command of Defense Distribution Depot- Tobyhanna (DDTP) during a change of command ceremony on July 8.

  • 'Freedom Camp' introduces kids to deployment prep

    Jul 27, 2009

    More than 50 children of Soldiers who are deployed, or awaiting deployment, participated in "Freedom Camp" June 29 through July 3 just outside of Ruidoso, N.M.

  • Soldiers visit Jalabi village for first time in more than a year

    Jul 27, 2009

  • Soldiers of Company patrol in Al Dhoura

    Jul 27, 2009

  • "Blackhawks" provide financial services for "Ironhorse" troops

    Jul 27, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Soldiers from the Detachment B "Blackhawks," 208th Financial Management Company, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division are currently embedded with the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Joint Security Station (JSS) War Eagle, north of Baghdad, to provide Soldiers financial services.

  • DSTB mechanics keep warriors in the fight

    Jul 27, 2009

  • Detainees reintegrated at Adl Sports Facility

    Jul 27, 2009

  • 30th HBCT Soldiers train Iraqi partners in Mahmudiyah

    Jul 27, 2009

    MAHMUDIYAH, Iraq -- Four Iraqis stand outside the door to a 10 square foot room, knowing there are two American Soldiers inside. On a silent signal they storm the room with AK-47 assault rifles at the ready. The first two scan the room and in less than a second, level rifles at the Americans.

  • 4th PSYOP Group remember fallen comrade

    Jul 27, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, July 27, 2009) - Soldiers from the 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), gathered at the Smoke Bomb Hill Dining Facility for the unit's 2009 Memorial Breakfast July 17. Staff Sgt. Michael A. Dickinson, who died July 17, 2006, while deployed with the 9th PSYOP Battalion to Ar Ramadi, Iraq, was honored during the breakfast. Dickinson's wife, Glorygrace, and four of their five children were in attendance. Capt. Eric Leetch, a chaplain with the 9th PSYOP Bn., said Dickinson sacrificed a lot when he died, but his family that has to deal with the loss of a loved one continues to sacrifice every day.

  • To ship or not to ship'

    Jul 27, 2009

    BAGHDAD - It's almost inevitable that during a year-long deployment, a Soldier will acquire more items, souvenirs and other things that won't fit in his duffel bag when it comes time to redeploy. That leaves the Soldier with one option: shipping the items back home.

  • Outside the City: MPs continue to mentor Iraqis

    Jul 27, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Since Sovereignty Day, an Iraqi national holiday declared on June 30, the Iraqi Security Forces have taken the lead, but the Fort Bliss, Texas-based 591st Military Police Company still has a mission to do - train their Iraqi Police counterparts to take over security on the outskirts of western Baghdad. On July 24, the MPs geared up and prepared to meet with the IPs yet again.

  • Blacksmith battalion creates drivers training academy closer to home for local Iraqi police

    Jul 27, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - Soldiers from the 215th Brigade Support Battalion "Blacksmiths", 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division recently opened a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle Driver's Training Academy for Iraqi police on Forward Operating Base Diamondback when the battalion discovered the nearest academy was in Taji, approximately 200 miles from Mosul.

  • Charger Battalion water projects increase the quality of life in rural Ninewa Province

    Jul 27, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held on July 23 for two water stations built in the Qayyarah sub-district of Ninewa Province, south of Mosul.

  • Windows put in Von Braun Complex III

    Jul 27, 2009

    Crews work steadily on the Von Braun Complex III building on Redstone Arsenal toward a completion date set for 2010.

  • 4th PSYOP Group remember fallen comrade

    Jul 27, 2009

    4th PSYOP Group remember fallen comrade

  • Sink or Swim

    Jul 27, 2009

    Spc. Ambiorix Diaz, supply clerk, 94th Army Airand Missile Defense Command takes his final stroke during a swimming technique exercise as part of a U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Learn to Swim course given at Richardson pool, here, July 20-24. The class is offered once a month and provides soldiers an opportunity to build confidence in their swimming skills.

  • Chaplains and churches help Afghan communities

    Jul 27, 2009

    Chaplain (CPT) Michael Wikstrom assists the Afghan National Police with a community relations project for refugees in Kabul. Chaplains frequently assist commanders with community outreach programs in Afghanistan. American churches, schools and civic organizations contribute clothing, school supplies and food aid.

  • Federal Police Combined Operations Center key to partnership for U.S. advisors

    Jul 27, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - U.S. military advisors to the Iraqi Federal Police are teaching their Iraqi counter parts time tested US tactics, techniques, and procedures as the FP are now actively in the lead in securing west Mosul. The 3rd Federal Police Division Transition Team assisted in the creation of a Combined Operations Center which is now the focus of the transition team's means to support and advise the FP.

  • Farewell from Maj. Gen. Vincent E. Boles

    Jul 27, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Vincent E. Boles says farewell and thank you to the Army community as he prepares to retire on Thursday, August 30 after 33 years of service.

  • FORSCOM CORE page screenshot

    Jul 27, 2009

  • Sink or Swim

    Jul 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii--Spc. Ambiorix Diaz, supply clerk, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command steps off the five meter platform after completing the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Learn to Swim course given at Richardson pool, here, July 20-24. The class is offered once a month and provides soldiers an opportunity to build confidence in their swimming skills. "After completing the class I feel more comfortable with my swimming ability especially in deep water. Before I couldn't even pass five feet without getting scared," said Diaz.

  • Army Management Staff College commandant retires after 28 years of Army service

    Jul 27, 2009

    Army Management Staff College Commandant Col. Garland H. Williams retires after 28 years of Army Service. Under Williams' leadership, Army Management Staff College launched the Civilian Education System leader development program--a significant milestone in Army training and education.

  • Computer engineer mentors students on virtual careers

    Jul 27, 2009

    While most people can play computer games only after work or on the weekends, Picatinny computer engineers have made computer animation their full-time careers.

  • 2009 Joint Best Warrior Competition, COB Speicher, Iraq

    Jul 27, 2009

    Soldiers and NCOs in the United States Armed Forces, serving in Multi-National Division-North, compete for the title of Best Warrior, July 27-31, at Contingency Operating Base, Speicher, Iraq. The three day competition will test their physical, mental toughness and showcase their technical and tactical knowledge during a variety of challenges. Please view each Day's Slide Show on the Bottom for highlights.

  • Army Wounded Warrior Program's Soldiers and Families Identify Top Five Issues in Soldier Care

    Jul 27, 2009

    Army Wounded Warrior Program's Soldiers and Families Identify Top Five Issues in Soldier Care

  • 21st TSC Soldiers participate in 4-day, 100-mile march in Nijmegen

    Jul 27, 2009

    NIJMEGEN, the Netherlands -- The team was met with cheers of encouragement and praise as they crossed the 100-mile finish line at 2:45 p.m. July 24 on the southern outskirts of the Dutch town of Nijmegen. The 23 Soldiers from 21st Theater Sustainment Command and one Air Force member from Ramstein who made up the U.S. team participated in the grueling four-day, 100-mile foot march in the Netherlands July 21-24. Joining more than 40,000 other military servicemembers and civilians from around the world, the 21st TSC team marched 25 miles a day through the Dutch provinces of Gelderland, Brabant, Limburg and the city of Nijmegen.

  • Sustainers, Al Seqir partner to move cargo around Iraq

    Jul 27, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers of the 49th Transportation Battalion, a subordinate unit of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), control and track all ground and air movements around Iraq daily in support of Coalition forces.

  • Sustainers take control of warehouse

    Jul 27, 2009

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - Soldiers of the 639th Quartermaster Company partnered to manage the East Liberty Supply Support Activity warehouse, an array of supply items for base customers here and the surrounding camps and forward operating bases.

  • Banner Day event brings Paratroopers and families together

    Jul 27, 2009

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division held their annual Banner Day event for troopers and their families. The event gave Paratroopers the day off from training to compete in sports events and other fun activities with their children and spouses

  • Sustainment Bn., mission complete, with courage

    Jul 27, 2009

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - The Rockville, Md., 398th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted a transfer of authority ceremony with the 620th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion from St. Louis, Mo., here July 2.

  • MNF-I Commander visits 3d ESC

    Jul 27, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Gen. Ray Odierno, Multi-National Force - Iraq commander, visited the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) here, July 21

  • ISAF Command Sgt. Maj. visits troops in southern Afghanistan

    Jul 27, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua Savusa, International Security Assistance Force command sergeant major, visits two key forward operating bases in southern Afghanistan to assess progress with the ISAF expansion and bid farewell to US personnel serving there.

  • 82nd Airborne Soldiers visit Picatinny and makes their presence heard

    Jul 27, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Eleven Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, N.C. visited Picatinny July 16.

  • CSA at 2009 Association of the United States Army's Medical Symposium

    Jul 27, 2009

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited San Antonio, Texas, on July 23, 2009. While there, Gen. Casey shared his perspectives on the current state of the Army and answered questions from the audience at the 2009 Association of the United States Army's Medical Symposium.

  • Distance Class of 2009 completes studies

    Jul 27, 2009

    Army War College graduates distance class of 2009

  • Joint Best Warrior Competition COB, Speicher, Iraq 2009

    Jul 27, 2009

    Joint Best Warrior Competition COB, Speicher, Iraq 2009

  • Forward redistribution point saves taxpayer dollars

    Jul 27, 2009

    Shipping containers arrive here every day at the forward redistribution point, filled to the brim with every imaginable item: toilet paper, pens, pencils, turbine engines, humvee repair parts, even a rock climbing wall.

  • 2009 Joint Best Warrior Competition, COB SPIECHER, IRAQ

    Jul 27, 2009

    2009 Joint Best Warrior Competition, COB SPIECHER, IRAQ July 27-31, 2009 Logo for use

  • Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North Part 1

    Jul 27, 2009

    Service members deployed to the brigades and units currently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom in northern Iraq tested their physical and mental limits during a multi-tiered competition to find the best warrior in Multi-National Division - North. The four-day event brought the winners of each brigade and unit's individual best warrior competitions together to find out who is the best warrior in the division. The day's events included a multiple objective fitness challenge followed by a live fire stress shoot.

  • National Guard trains Iraqi police to become self-sufficient

    Jul 27, 2009

    National police in Iraq's Wasit province now are capable of sustaining their own training needs after coalition forces leave here, military officials said, thanks to the efforts of a Massachusetts National Guard police company.

  • Legal interns find 'a home away from home' at 21st TSC

    Jul 27, 2009

    It's nothing like on television. The four students currently working at the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate and the Kaiserslautern Legal Services Center picked the "wrong" military branch. No jetting around like the elite Navy lawyers portrayed in the television adventure drama "JAG" for these interns.

  • IMCOM-E ushering in Postal Service Centers to improve service

    Jul 27, 2009

    A new postal concept called the Postal Service Center is gaining momentum in Europe as part of Installation Management Command-Europe's postal transformation designed to improve postal service to all authorized postal service customers.

  • Colorado Guardsman second in family to deploy with "Old Hickory" to combat zone

    Oct 7, 2011

    BAGHDAD - When Colorado Army National Guardsman 1st Lt. Scott Sharkey learned he was deploying to Iraq as part of the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, he didn't realize he wasn't the first member of his family to serve with "Old Hickory."

  • Lightning Rescue 09: a Joint Pandemic Influenza Interagency Exercise

    Jul 26, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Lightning Rescue 09 is the U.S. Pacific Command's Joint Task Force - Homeland Defense (JTF-HD) sponsored joint-interagency Pandemic Influenza (PI) preparedness and response exercise that focuses on Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) in response to a PI situation in the state of Hawaii. The exercise provides an opportunity for joint civil-military response planning and training to validate and synchronize federal, state and local agencies' PI preparedness plans, and to exercise coordinated efforts in responding to a PI outbreak in Hawaii and across the Pacific.

  • Maintaining security

    Jul 26, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Isaac Espurvoa, 4th BCT, 4th ID, maintain security while his leadership discusses potential voting sites.

  • 3-61 CAV Soldiers meet with locals in Nishagam village

    Jul 26, 2009

    a photo slideshow showing Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment speaking with local villagers about potential voting sites.

  • 3-61 CAV troops visit village elders in Konar

    Jul 26, 2009

    A photo slideshow showing Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment speaking with locals from Hajiabad, Afghanistan.

  • Paratroopers make home away from home

    Jul 26, 2009

    A photo slideshow showing how Paratroopers from 425th BSTB, 4th BCT, 25th ID spend their downtime at Combat Outpost Gorbuz, Afghanistan during their deployment.

  • Protecting the border

    Jul 26, 2009

    A photo slideshow showing Soldiers from 4th Infantry Division and 10th Mountain Division touring the small village of Binshai, Afghanistan, July 22.

  • Development projects help local Afghans in Nishagam village, Afghanistan

    Jul 25, 2009

    A photo slideshow depicting several different development projects in Nishagam village, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

  • TF Warrior connecting people of Bamyan with better opportunities and services

    Jul 25, 2009

    Two ribbon cutting ceremonies for new roads are held in Shibar and Kahmard districts

  • US Army Europe deputy oversees build up of Joint Task Force-East in Bulgaria

    Jul 25, 2009

    U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Gary D. Speer, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army, paid a visit to the Novo Selo Training Area on July 21 to review the progress of the Joint Task Force-East mission this year.

  • SSG White Blues Alley

    Jul 25, 2009

  • Army Reserve Sergeant Major serves 40 years

    Jul 24, 2009

    Richard Nixon became 37th president of the United States, gas cost .35 cents per gallon, the New York Mets won the World Series in five games over the Baltimore Orioles, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Brett Favre, Renee Zellweger and Jennifer Aniston were born. The year was 1969.

  • Army unveils new Antiterrorism Strategic Plan

    Jul 24, 2009

    The Army has developed Phase II of its Antiterrorism Strategic Plan, called "Tempering the Weapon."

  • Evaluation task force will continue beyond FCS cancellation

    Jul 24, 2009

    Both the Army Evaluation Task Force, and parent organization, the Future Force Integration Directorate, are expected to continue on despite the cancellation of the program they were designed to support.

  • Soldier's stem cells used to offer hope

    Jul 24, 2009

    It's around noon on Monday and in a few moments a man is going to stab Staff Sgt. Victor Gardner in the chest with something long and sharp. And Gardner, a Soldier from 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), is OK with that. In fact, the 33-year-old volunteered for the procedure at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, which involved doctors digging a thin hole through Gardner's chest in order to connect a catheter to a vein.

  • U.S. Army North's TF51 prepares for Vibrant Response 2009

    Jul 24, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - In preparation for Vibrant Response 2009, the Soldiers and their civilian partners of U.S. Army North's Task Force 51 worked diligently during a training exercise at Rudder Army Reserve Center in San Antonio, July 13 to July 24, to prepare for the command post exercise portion of Vibrant Response. The Vibrant Response exercise will be conducted at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., from July 31 through August 14; it will focus primarily on responding to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive incidents.

  • Regimental Riders promotes motorcycle safety, awareness

    Jul 24, 2009

    James Stubblefield knows the importance of motorcycle safety. As the president and motorcycle mentorship coordinator of the Regimental Riders, and a U.S. Army South Office of the Command Surgeon employee, he's on a mission to educate as many riders as possible. The Regimental Riders is a local, non-profit organization fostering a safe riding program while promoting community awareness. Members include active and retired military, Department of Defense civilians, contractors and Family members in the Fort Sam Houston and San Antonio communities.

  • POW/MIA League marks 40th anniversary

    Jul 24, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston spoke to the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia on Friday.

  • Treatment approach to PTSD offers service members greater privacy, reduced stigma

    Jul 24, 2009

    Service members seeking help for deployment-related Post-traumatic Stress Disorder now have the option of being treated through primary care channels, thanks to a new pilot program that began in April at Brooke Army Medical Center and in February at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Since then, at least 13 service members have enrolled in the pilot study and participated in the PTSD treatment. That number is expected to increase as the program comes on-line at the San Antonio VA.

  • emBRACe campaign highlights connections, opportunities

    Jul 24, 2009

    The City of San Antonio launched its multimedia campaign "Embrace BRAC San Antonio" at Fort Sam Houston's historic Quadrangle, July 17. The campaign aims to create greater local awareness about opportunities the multi-billion dollar project brings to the community and includes events, billboards, public service announcements and a Web site, www.embracebrac.org. Welcome kits with information including DVDs are also available for new Families.

  • A leader's guide to Army recruiting

    Jul 24, 2009

    Michael Williams volunteered for recruiting duty as a temporary assignment - but something remarkable soon happened. When he set out to change other people's lives, he changed his own ... forever.

  • Fire safety trailer tours throughout Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem

    Jul 24, 2009

    The Fire Prevention Branch of the U.S. Army Garrison Directorate of Emergency Services Fire Department conducted fire prevention and life safety training June 15 with Soldiers from the 1stAca,!E+Battalion, 347th Combat Support/Combat Service Support Regiment, First Army, Fort Gillem.

  • Equal opportunity leaders learn, teach

    Jul 24, 2009

    The U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Equal Opportunity (EO) Office staff hosted a quarterly Equal Opportunity Leader Course from July 13 through Saturday.

  • Take charge of your personal property during PCS

    Jul 24, 2009

    The new program, the Defense Personal Property Program (DP3), allows personnel to use the online Defense Personal Property System (DPS) to communicate directly with their moving company from the convenience of their home or office.

  • Charter class of Army senior fellows to graduate

    Jul 24, 2009

    With the upcoming graduation of 19 senior fellows, the Army marks completion of its premier initiative to enhance the executive skills of senior civilians in a two-year tailor-made education and experience program.

  • Program allows those unable to 'serve' to still serve

    Jul 24, 2009

    The Warrior Ethos states that, "I will never leave a fallen comrade." Now, thanks to the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2), wounded veterans don't have to worry about the Army leaving them behind in a difficult job market.

  • Organizations' milestones offer much to celebrate

    Jul 24, 2009

    ACS, AAFES and Army chaplaincy corps celebrate birthdays at Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem

  • Even after decades, memories of fort still fresh for family

    Jul 24, 2009

    Siblings revisit their old home at Fort McPherson during a historic tour of the area July 21.

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