Archive: Jul 2009

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  • Blacksmith Soldiers successfully replace fuel tank without prior experience

    Jul 21, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - Soldiers from the 215th Brigade Support Battalion "Blacksmiths", 1st Cavalry Division recently replaced a main fuel tank on a Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) 10-Ton, 2,500 gallon Tanker.

  • Defense secretary praises Bragg Soldiers for life-saving actions

    Jul 21, 2009

    Five Fort Bragg Soldiers serving in the Philippines recently received awards from Secretary of Defense Robert Gates who was visiting Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Philippines.

  • Missile Defense Soldier Arranges Special Day for Sister with Cancer

    Jul 21, 2009

    When Lt. Nicole Vandall, with the Military Police Company, 49th Missile Defense Battalion at Fort Greely, learned her younger sister had stage three Hodgkin's lymphoma, she wanted to do something special for her. So, at 15, Kayla joined the Army for a day.

  • Marksmanship Soldiers win three national championships

    Jul 21, 2009

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit claimed three national championships last week: one in double trap, another in skeet and a third in pistol shooting.

  • Dangerous Mission Results in Success

    Jul 21, 2009

    The Colorado National Guard was called to assist in the rescue of an injured hiker

  • New York City Recruiting Battalion changes command

    Jul 21, 2009

    New York City's U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion's change-of-command ceremony scheduled for Friday at 10 on the Bluff at Fort Hamilton.

  • Digital University helps keep Soldiers aware on battlefield

    Jul 21, 2009

    Digital University, Europe's premier training site for digital systems used in theaters of operation, offers training such as the Blue Force Tracker course.

  • Col. Cho Assumes Command of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Jul 21, 2009

    Col. (Dr.) John M. Cho assumed command of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, on July 1, 2009

  • New PTSD program answers need for comprehensive treatment

    Jul 21, 2009

    Story describes a new 8-week program at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to help Wounded Warriors deal with PTSD

  • New PTSD program answers need

    Jul 21, 2009

    An intensive eight-week therapeutic PTSD teatment program called "evolution" began in March at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

  • The US Army Field Band preps to perform at The Woodlands, Texas

    Jul 21, 2009

    The Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus of The United States Army Field Band will perform at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas, at 7:30 p.m., July 28. As the premier touring musical representative for the United States Army, this internationally-acclaimed military unit travels thousands of miles each year performing for enthusiastic audiences all over the world. Through these concerts, our Soldiers representing Soldiers continue to carry the Army story to the grassroots of our Nation and keep the will of the American people behind the members of our armed forces. The concert is free and open to the public, and there are no tickets required. Go to www.armyfieldband.com today to see when the Field Band will be headed to your area!

  • Replications bring realism to Army training in Europe

    Jul 21, 2009

  • Gates calls for increase of 22,000 Soldiers

    Jul 21, 2009

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced plans to add up to 22,000 Soldiers to the U.S. Army's ranks. The plus-up of active-duty troops will take the Army from 547,000 to 569,000 forces in what Gates characterized as a temporary increase of the Army's "end strength" for three fiscal years.

  • Year of the NCO: WLC instructor learns by teaching tomorrow's NCOs

    Jul 21, 2009

    Wearing full battle-rattle under a canopy of pine trees, Soldiers attending the Warrior Leader Course at the 7th U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Grafenwoehr, Germany, were evaluated July 16, after three weeks of classroom and hands-on instruction in becoming a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army.

  • Wiesbaden Youth Services assistant program manager honored for tuturial program

    Jul 21, 2009

    WIESABDEN, Germany -- Success in school can be a challenge for any student. Add in the absence of parental role models due to deployments, the stress of living overseas or being a new student in a foreign place, and achieving academic success can seem even more daunting.

  • Program helps disabled workers, ensures 'reasonable accommodations'

    Jul 21, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Just like other federal employees, veterans with service-connected disabilities making the transition from the military to civilian employment are guaranteed "reasonable accommodations" in the workplace.

  • Vietnam veteran re-enlists in Iraq

    Jul 21, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Hershel L. Mayfield, a native of Tallassee, Ala., has been serving in the Army for 39 years; thirty-seven of which were with the 158th Maintenance Company, part of the Alabama Army National Guard.

  • Fiscus takes reins of the 1st Bn, 402nd AFSB

    Jul 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Lt. Col. Paul R. Fiscus assumed command of the 1st Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade in a ceremony here July 8, presided by Col. Brian R. Haebig, the 402nd AFSB commander.

  • Coalition leaders, Al Ghizi Shaykhs met to discuss CMO

    Jul 21, 2009

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Kansas based Army National Guard command and civil military operation leadership introduced four Al Ghizi tribal shaykhs to incoming Coalition CMO leaders during a luncheon here June 30.

  • Portland Soldiers participate in new MRAP training, prepare for Iraq roads

    Jul 21, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - Soldiers from the Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 218th Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, an Army National Guard unit from Portland Ore., are participating in a special drivers training in Kuwait in advance of the unit's convoy security mission in Iraq.

  • Neighborhood watch program needs community volunteers

    Jul 20, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) police bicycle unit is looking for residents to take part in the Neighborhood Watch Program, at Aliamanu Military Reservation.

  • Ask the Commander: Colonel answers questions about pool hours, physical training run routes, and get

    Jul 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Colonel answers questions about pool hours, physical training run routes, and getting the latest garrison information

  • Army releases Makua EIS decision

    Jul 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Department of the Army announced its record of decision for the Makua Military Reservation (MMR) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Thursday. The Army determined that MMR provides the best location to train company-sized units located on Oahu in combined arms live-fire exercises (CALFEX) and convoy live-fire exercises.

  • Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle

    Jul 20, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle is a state-of-the art hybrid airship that will provide persistent time-on station for additional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to the theater commander. LEMV will add ISR capability to meet the growing needs of the combatant commanders. Combined with an array of payloads - including ground moving target indicator radar, Electro Optical/Infra-Red sensors, communications relay, blue force tracking, signal intelligence, and electronic counter measures - the LEMV will augment existing ISR platforms to provide additional capabilities.

  • Workers find WWI era mortar

    Jul 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A munition containing an unknown liquid was discovered on a former impact area, here, June 27. Workers encountered the munition while conducting routine ground excavations on a remote training area.

  • Advanced motorcycle training offered

    Jul 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - An advanced motorcycle course is being offered by U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, in collaboration with the California Superbike School, Aug. 17-20, at the south aircraft parking ramp, accessible from Latchum Road, Wheeler Army Airfield.

  • Live-fire training changes Kolekole Pass hours

    Jul 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A new live-fire training schedule nearing final approval will change Kolekole Pass hours of availability as early as the beginning of August.

  • Ichi Ban! Yama Sakura-56 Staff Exercise

    Jul 20, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii- U.S. and Japanese Armies worked as one team in planning the upcoming Yama Sakura 56 exercise.

  • Youth spend "A day with Strykers"

    Jul 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Most 11-year olds donAca,!a,,ct have the opportunity to jump in and out of armored vehicles, test out engagement skills trainer simulators and share stories with real Soldiers.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Robin Sage to begin Aug. 1

    Jul 20, 2009

    Robin Sage to begin Aug. 1

  • A final musical tribute

    Jul 20, 2009

  • Fort Bliss celebrates Freedom Crossing groundbreaking

    Jul 20, 2009

  • Engineers rebuild range at Task Force Raptor

    Jul 20, 2009

  • Solar lights continue to shine in northwest Baghdad, Abu Ghraib

    Jul 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers took a new concept in illuminating the streets of northwest Baghdad and Abu Ghraib and improved that concept with even newer technology.

  • State governors visit 1st Air Cavalry Brigade

    Jul 20, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - Removed from their home states, continents away in the hot, arid climate of Iraq, it might be easy for Soldiers to become distant from the places they like to call home, as life goes on without them.

  • Engineers protect Soldiers by emplacing force protection screen

    Jul 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The engineers of the 277th Engineer Company, based in San Antonio and serving with the 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade, completed the installation of 2,400 feet of sniper screen at Joint Security Station Zafarniyah July 18. The screen will provide the Coalition forces operating out of JSS Zafarniyah a significant force protection improvement, by limiting visibility into the base.

  • One-time Soldier, barber rejoins service after losing pool game to friend

    Jul 20, 2009

    When most Soldiers tell others why they joined the Army, many stories are similar. Many join right out of high school, some do it for the benefits and others do it to improve or change their lives.

  • XGames athletes visit Greywolf Soldiers

    Jul 20, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - They're not the standard professional athlete many would expect to come to Iraq. But Soldiers with an interest in extreme sports know them well and appreciated the visit.

  • Competing for glory: Engineers push limits to be named Soldier of the Quarter

    Jul 20, 2009

  • Texas Soldier practices a little Sunday driving at Camp Liberty

    Jul 20, 2009

  • 1st ACB Battalion CSMs hand over responsibility of Soldiers, mission

    Jul 20, 2009

  • Intense course helps MND-B Soldiers make dreams a reality

    Jul 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Twenty Soldiers gazed expectantly at the test administrator standing in the middle of the room, waiting for the signal to begin. "You may begin," said Sgt. 1st Class Valroy Williams as he pressed the button to start the timer. Williams, the operations noncommissioned officer for Company A, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, is the program manager and primary English instructor for the Camp Liberty DSTB GT (General Technical) Improvement Class. At his signal, heads lowered and pens began scribbling out math problems here, July 16.

  • Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band to Perform at West Point

    Jul 20, 2009

  • 100th Missile Defense Brigade Softball Team Undefeated

    Jul 20, 2009

    The 100th Missile Defense Brigade softball team will participate in league playoffs on Peterson Air Force Base at the end of this month after completing an undefeated season. The 100th MDB is a unit comprised of mostly National Guard AGR Soldiers but also contains Active Component Soldiers as well. The unit headquarters is attached to Peterson AFB.

  • Taji firefighters complete Chinook training with Air Cav

    Jul 20, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - Fire trucks and emergency services roared onto the airfield, sirens blaring, followed by the rapid entrance of fully suited firefighters, hoses in hand, ready to extinguish the flames rising from a blazing CH-47F Chinook helicopter at Camp Taji, north of Baghdad.

  • Governor joins Fort Drum and local community to welcome Soldiers, salute nation

    Jul 20, 2009

  • Soldier in Focus: Cpl. Brett Montiville

    Jul 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Today's Soldier in focus in Cpl. Brett Montiville. Growing up in small, rural Leesville, La., Montiville, otherwise known as Monty, is now an X-ray technician for Company C, 115th "Muleskinners" Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division on Joint Security Station War Eagle, north of Baghdad.

  • Fort Drum Air Show thrills spactators with high-flying acts

    Jul 20, 2009

  • American, Iraqi Soldiers foster friendships

    Jul 20, 2009

    American and Iraqi Soldiers at Joint Security Station Zubaida are looking back on the friendships they have formed as the Iraqi Army prepares to take over the small post a few miles south of Baghdad.

  • Engineers remain vigilant after major combat milestones

    Jul 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The 225th Engineer Brigade Command Security Team rumbles out on another mission July 15. This time, it's a late night run to Zafaraniya to check on force protection at the Joint Security Station there.

  • Soldiers set sights on transition, targets

    Jul 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers of 1st Cavalry Division sharpened their skills during a zero and qualifying range at Caughman Range on Victory Base Complex here, July 17 to keep their tactics in good working order.

  • Army conducts worldwide contracting stand down

    Jul 20, 2009

    The Army conducted a live video-streaming contracting stand down July 20, at the Pentagon, that was broadcast to contracting officers at more than 500 locations worldwide.

  • EOD at COP Meade makes Soldiers feel safer

    Jul 20, 2009

    ZAIDAN, Iraq - The explosive ordnance disposal team at Combat Outpost Meade helps to make Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 113th Field Artillery Regiment, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, feel a little safer about traveling the roads south of Baghdad.

  • Father and son Colorado National Guard Soldiers serve in Iraq

    Jul 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD -- A son might be expected to follow in dad's footsteps but for at least one family, those footsteps led to Iraq.

  • 100th Missile Defense Brigade Newsletter

    Jul 20, 2009

  • Crane Army Hosts National Military Exercise Golden Cargo

    Jul 20, 2009

    More than 200 Soldiers from across the U.S. arrived at Crane Army Ammunition Activity July 12 to participate in the latest national military exercise called "Golden Cargo."

  • USASOC Black Daggers impress 70,000 Spectators at the Prairie Air Show in Peoria, IL Part 1 of 3

    Jul 20, 2009

    The 2009 Prairie Air Show broke attendance records this year and the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), Black Daggers, Fort Bragg, NC, were the only paratroopers in the show. The Black Daggers opened up the air show each day by jumping in the American Flag for the record-breaking 70,000 spectators. Director of the Prairie Air Show Brett Krause hosted the paratroopers and was extremely impressed with their precision in landing either on target or up and down the flight line, so the crowd could get an up-close view. The Black Daggers demonstrated their expertise at two shows a day for three days and jumped on to a grocery store parking lot the day before the air show opened, to help promote the weekend activities. The grocery store demonstration also served as a training mission for the Peoria Air National Guard flight crew, 169th Airlift Squadron that provided the jump platform for the team. Shoppers were amazed when the team landed in the parking lot amongst their cars at the Kroger Grocery Store. Team members include: Team Leader, Sgt. 1st Class, Dave Rose; Assistant Team Leader, Staff Sgt. Dewey Vinaya; Team Medic, Staff Sgt. Jason Spinnicchia; Sgt. Tony Galusha, and on hand for this trip, Sgt. Maj. Abe Sanchez.

  • TRADOC aviation schools named Institutions of Excellence

    Jul 20, 2009

    The U.S. Army Aviation Logistics School here has been named an Institution of Excellence. Previously, the Institution of Excellence title was given to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) at Fort Rucker, Ala., in August 2008.

  • Captain pushes physical limits to aid wounded Warriors

    Jul 20, 2009

    Though all healthy Soldiers participate in unit PT programs, some push their bodies a little - or a lot - further than others. One such Soldier is Capt. Erica Chabalko, commander, Charlie Company, 162nd Infantry Brigade. The slightly built athlete is not content to put her body through the normal two- or four-mile run and two minutes worth of pushups and sit-ups, the events in the Army's semi-annual PT test. No, for Chabalko, who is a triathlete, the events are a run (anywhere from 10K to 26.2 miles), a bike ride (from 40K to 112 miles) and a swim (from 1,500 meters to 2.4 miles, in open water).

  • Paratroopers bring combat perspective to Army scientists

    Jul 20, 2009

    It can be a long road from the laboratory to the battlefield, but the Army is forging a more direct path. Thanks to a U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering program, experienced combat Soldiers get direct access into Army labs to give scientists and engineers face-to-face feedback about the equipment they have and the capabilities they need.

  • Warrior Spirit TV: Broadcasting Fort Polk

    Jul 20, 2009

    Warrior Spirit TV (found on SuddenLink's channel 3, and Sprint's channel 4) is Fort Polk's own television station and is staffed by Jeff England and T.C. Bradford (formerly of "Guardian" fame).

  • 94th BSB first Army unit to receive LTASAca,!E+FMTVs

    Jul 20, 2009

    The Army has a new armor strategy for protecting Soldiers and 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division became the first unit fielded with these new up-armored vehicles June 16.

  • First electronic warfare warrant officers graduate

    Jul 20, 2009

    Eight warrant officers graduated July 17, from a 16-week Electronic Warfare Technician Course at Fort Sill, Okla., and several will serve as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs first EW warrants in Iraq.

  • Grill sergeant promotes Pentagon Channel cooking show

    Jul 20, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Brad C. Turner Jr. appeared on the FOX morning show to talk about another show, "The Grill Sergeants." An original Pentagon Channel program, this weekly, half-hour series features top military chefs offering nutrition and safety tips, as well as walking viewers through step-by-step food preparation. "Discovered" online by FOX staff, the "The Grill Sergeants" generated enough interest with producers to invite Turner on their morning show.

  • 'Grill Sergeant' feeds FOX and Friends

    Jul 20, 2009

    Most New Yorkers probably did not expect to wake up to a bowl of gumbo on a Friday morning. But when Sgt. 1st Class Brad C. Turner Jr. served up this spicy Cajun favorite, it yielded nothing but smiles - and requests for seconds.

  • Red Leg NCOS set sights on defeating obstacle course

    Jul 20, 2009

    Noncommissioned officers from 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment gathered for an early-morning challenge at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk obstacle course near Georgia Avenue, July 1.

  • Soldier takes action during motorcycle collision aftermath

    Jul 20, 2009

    While traveling home from Fort Polk, southbound on La. Hwy 171 June 5, Spc. Billie Hebner, medic and non-commissioned officer in charge, attached to 209th Military Police Company, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, encountered one of those real-life situations. Hebner witnessed an accident June 5 and pulled over to assist. "A truck pulling out from a stop sign hit a sports bike right in front of me. They collided and the young man was ejected from his bike," she said.

  • Small Group Advisor Academy trains troops

    Jul 20, 2009

    As Soldiers of the 162nd Infantry Brigade prepare to start training combat advisors Aug. 31, they are doing everything they can to ensure the mission begins problem free. One way to prepare for the historic event is by training the cadre to mentor combat advisors.

  • Medal of Honor Recipients Plan Big Showing for Convention

    Jul 20, 2009

    At least 59 of the 96 living Medal of Honor recipients are expected to attend the upcoming annual convention of the society named for them. The host committee of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's convention, scheduled for Sept. 15 to 19 in Chicago, announced the number in a statement released on the convention Web site, http://cmoh2009chicago.org, noting the unlikelihood of assembling that many recipients of the military's highest honor at once.

  • Traveling Afghanistan's lawless roads: JSC-A Soldiers convoy needed supplies

    Jul 20, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -Forced by unforeseen construction to find an alternate route, gun trucks escorting the Afghan "jingle trucks" and military cargo trucks maneuvered through the narrow city streets of Qalat, Afghanistan. Gun truck two radioed the news back. The lengthy Afghan flat-bed trucks cannot make the turn ahead. The combat logistics patrol halted, radio chatter quieted and gunners warily surveyed the curious local populace as the lead gun truck found another route. Riding in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles they call "gun trucks," Soldiers of the 286th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion escorted "jingle trucks" and military Palletized Load System trucks, all loaded down with U.S. military cargo, to Forward Operating Bases Lagman and Wolverine June 25.

  • 1-353rd Infantry conducts first M203 range

    Jul 20, 2009

    The 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment conducts small-arms weapons training for deploying Foreign Security Forces - Combat Advisor service members; M4 carbine, M203 grenade launcher, M9 pistol and foreign weapons training. To prepare for that mission, the battalion conducted its first M203 qualification range June 26.

  • At long last

    Jul 20, 2009

    Fort Polk Family member and friends welcome home Soldiers of the 115th Combat Support Hospital as they arrive from a 15-month deployment to Iraq.

  • Soldier-musician provides hope, life for others

    Jul 20, 2009

  • Developers of 'lifeline from the front' receive award

    Jul 20, 2009

    The Single Interface to the Field (SIF) has made it quicker and easier for Soldiers in the field to receive support from subject matter experts, prompting one Soldier to call it a "lifeline to the front."

  • Dickens becomes newest member of SES during USASMDC/ARSTRAT ceremony

    Jul 20, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Mary "Cathy" Dickens became the newest member of the Senior Executive Service July 10 during a promotion ceremony at Bob Jones Auditorium. Dickens was selected in June as the Prinicpal Assistant Responsible for Contracting/Director, Contracting and Acquisition Management Office.

  • Webster University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Jul 20, 2009

    Army Civilian Corps senior leaders now have another incentive for attending the Army Management Staff College.

  • OPFOR NCO plays bad guys to help the good guys win

    Jul 20, 2009

  • Jazz Ambassador vies for top honors at Cab Calloway competition

    Jul 20, 2009

  • RDECOM Core Links

    Jul 20, 2009

  • 'Moving' in the digital age: New Web site makes relocating easier

    Jul 20, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" Moving to and from Europe is more complicated than relocating stateside, but through a new Web site, Servicemembers now have more control over the entire transportation process.

  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve within the Army National Guard

    Jul 20, 2009

    Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense organization established in 1972. Its mission is to gain and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of the law and resolving conflict through mediation.

  • ChiAfA..vres Garrison launches newcomers Web site

    Jul 20, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium -- ChiAfA..vres Garrison officials unveiled a Web site July 13 focused on helping newcomers make a successful transition into the community.

  • Annual garrison outing celebrates joint German American workforce

    Jul 20, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The country-style setting of a family-owned restaurant and biergarten, provided a festive and laid-back atmosphere for the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg's workforce's annual outing July 2.

  • Europe Library program hosts 'Absurdistan' author for August workshops, discussions

    Jul 20, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Army Europe Libraries continues its "Conversations" literary discussion series in August with Gary Shteyngart, critically-acclaimed author of "Absurdistan" and "The Russian Debutante's Handbook".

  • Bamberg's military community catches on FAST

    Jul 20, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Since January, the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg education center has offered six Functional Academic Skills Training classes for Soldiers who want to improve their General Technical score; a seventh is scheduled this month.

  • Nuristan PRT treats Afghan snake-bite victim

    Jul 20, 2009

    The Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team treated and 10-year-old Afghan boy for a snake bite.

  • Humpherys enters a new era in health care

    Jul 20, 2009

    The Humphreys Medical and Dental Clinic ushered in a new era in health care during a renewal ceremony here on July 10. The ceremony marked the completion of a seven-month long, $3 million project that gutted the clinic and transformed it into a bright, modern facility focused on providing the best-possible medical and dental care to Soldiers and Families.

  • Freedom Chapel reopens for worship at USAG Humphreys

    Jul 20, 2009

    Thanks to a rousing restoration effort led by USAG-Humphreys Directorate of Public Works, Shinkwang Ind, Construction Company Ltd. and Soldiers from the garrison's chaplain team, Freedom Chapel will reopen for regularly scheduled worship services on Sunday, July 19. It has been nearly seven months since a Christmas-night fire gutted Freedom Chapel just hours after final services and shut down the chapel. Since the fire, services have been held in the Super Gym's community room.

  • Peoria IL Air National Guard Provides Jump Platform for USASOC Black Daggers at the Prairie Air Show

    Jul 19, 2009

    70,000 spectators were on site in Peoria, IL for the 2009 Prairie Air Show to watch the performance of the USASOC Black Daggers Parachute Demonstration Team and all thanks to the expertise of the Peoria Air National Guard Flight Teams. The 169th Airlift Squadron provided the jump platform for the paratroopers from 09 to 13 July, 2009. One flight team picked up the jumpers at Fort Bragg and brought them back home on 09 and 13 Jul, and another flight crew worked the Paratrooper drop for the air show w-end performances. The air show pilot crews consisted of 2 pilots, a navigator, an engineer, and 2 loadmasters: Maj. Pat Ober, Aircraft Commander; Capt. Mark Ayala, Co-pilot, 1st Lt. Jeff Hilsenbeck, Navigator; Senior Master Sgt., Samantha Yanez, Flight Engineer; Loadmasters, Master Sgt., Brent Simpson and Senior Airman, Brad Emmett, and Senior Airman, Bob Synder, Crew Chief, made up one flight team. Aircraft Commander, Capt. Robert Dodson, Maj. Jeff Herrmann, Co-pilot, 1st Lt. Jeff Hilsenbeck, Navigator, Master Sgt. Matt Stone, Flight Engineer, and Loadmasters, Staff Sgt. Justin Kass and Staff Sgt. James Guetschow, were part of the other flight crew.

  • Running Series to promote running and awareness

    Jul 19, 2009

    Running Series in Iraq promotes wellness through running and awarness that others are less fotunate than you. The Series askes runners to donate old shoes for the Sole 4 Souls non-profit organization that donates the used shoes to needy people world wide.

  • Running Series to promote running and awareness

    Jul 19, 2009

    Running Series in Iraq promotes wellness through running and awarness that others are less fotunate than you. The Series askes runners to donate old shoes for the Sole 4 Souls non-profit organization that donates the used shoes to needy people world wide.

  • Counter improvised explosive device team training

    Jul 18, 2009

    Soldiers from the Counter Improvised Device team, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conducts training at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, July 17.

  • Gun Battle during Operation Mountain Fire in Nuristan province, Afghanistan

    Jul 18, 2009

    Soldiers from 1st Bn., 32nd Inf. Reg., 10th Mtn. Div., and Afghan National Security Forces, get into a gun battle with insurgents in the remote village of Barge Matal during Operation Mountain Fire, in Afghanistan's Nuristan province, July 12.

  • 130th Engineer Brigade Assumes Responsibility

    Jul 17, 2009

    The 130th Engineer Brigade uncased its colors, assuming responsibility of Mosul's reconstruction efforts from the 18th Eng. Bde. during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Contingency Operating Station Marez, Wednesday, July 15.

  • Grunts pound out over Los Internacionales

    Jul 17, 2009

    The Grunts defeated Los Internacionales 12-2 in a softball game Tuesday at Gowdy Field. Los Internacionales, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, was shut out in the first inning, while the Grunts, Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course, scored on a Joel Molena RBI single to lead 1-0.

  • Grunts pound out over Los Internacionales

    Jul 17, 2009

    The Grunts defeated Los Internacionales 12-2 in a softball game Tuesday at Gowdy Field. Los Internacionales, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, was shut out in the first inning, while the Grunts, Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course, scored on a Joel Molena RBI single to lead 1-0.

  • Benning to host ASA archery classic

    Jul 17, 2009

    About 1,500 professional and amateur archers are expected at Fort Benning next week for the sixth annual ASA Classic, sponsored by Team Realtree, organizers said. The four-day event begins Thursday and runs through July 26 on the ranges at Uchee Creek Campground.

  • Library service keeps families 'in touch'

    Jul 17, 2009

    It's called Video Messenger, and it lets Soldiers record messages to their loved ones while they're deployed or Temporary Duty. The free service is available at Sayers Memorial Library on Main Post. Most people choose to read books to their children, but the service is versatile, said Nancy Wahlstrom, technical services librarian at Sayers.

  • Bradley's combat history part of museum

    Jul 17, 2009

    The M-2 A2 Bradley, during its deployment to Iraq in 2003, was damaged when it hit an anti-tank mine. It was refurbished and brought to the National Infantry Museum in June 2007. It is a part of "The Last 100 Yards" exhibit.

  • Eight graduates ready to win the 'invisible war'

    Jul 17, 2009

    Eight warrant officers graduated from the first Electronic Warfare Technicians Course at Snow Hall at the Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill and are being assigned to unit deploying for combat zones in the near future.

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