Archive: Aug 2009

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  • Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance On-the-Mo

    Aug 31, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) On-the-Move (OTM) Integrated Capabilities Event 2009 (E09)C4ISR OTM E09 is the Army's C4ISR system-of-systems, integrated capabilities event. E09 represents the largest integrated, future force network architecture to date: hundreds of live communications, sensor and command & control systems converge and are complemented by a brigade-sized element represented in virtual and constructive simulation.

  • Safety Center promotes National Preparedness Month

    Aug 31, 2009

    In September, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center joins forces with the Ready Army team to observe National Preparedness Month and encourage every member of the Army family to commit themselves to a constant state of readiness.

  • Conjuring the Red Leg spirit

    Aug 31, 2009

  • Air Cav. Soldiers go to the mat

    Aug 31, 2009

  • Going for a run

    Aug 31, 2009

  • First Team Aviators host Equality Day

    Aug 31, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Learning of the sacrifices made by people in the past can help others to appreciate the liberties they have today.

  • "Dragons" move to Taji, prepare for tough mission

    Aug 31, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Versatility is vital to the ultimate success of any organization. On today's modern battlefield a unit's versatility is more valuable than any weapon.

  • Familiarity gives Soldier an edge

    Aug 31, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - "I like being a forward observer, don't get me wrong, but there is nothing like having your boots on the ground and patrolling," said 22 year old Spc. Christopher Burrows. "It's great to be working back in Taji, where we worked during [our last tour]. We built a trust with the people here, and I'm glad we can continue it."

  • Thunder Horse Spouse receives award for volunteer services

    Aug 31, 2009

  • IMMC to Sponsor 2009 Logistics Career Day -- Activity Career Program Mangers Will Be Available with

    Aug 31, 2009

    The Integrated Material Management Center (IMMC) will sponsor it's "2009 Logistics Career Day" on Tues., Sept. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 pm at the Bob Jones Auditorium, Building 5304, Sparkman Center on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. The theme for this year's event "Your Career Path - Opening Doors to Opportunity" will focus on potential opportunities for civilian employees on training and career development and will assist the civilian workforce in taking the next step up the career ladder. The full-day event will feature presentations on the Logistics Activity Career Programs, Civilian Logistics Career Management Office - Professional Development, Lean Six Sigma Opportunities, the AMCOM Leader Development Life Cycle, AMCOM developmental assignments, and the Civilian Education System. Representatives will be on-hand to answer questions and provide insight on prospective career opportunities.

  • US Army South prepares for PANAMAX 09

    Aug 31, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Aug. 5, 2009) - The relentless Texas heat is no match for the Soldiers of U.S. Army South as they built the command and control infrastructure here for "Fuerzas Aliadas PANAMAX 2009", an exercise scheduled to take place later this year. The command and control center, known as the Deployable Joint Command and Control, is the information hub for Army South, joint sister services, and partner nation coalition personnel to plan and conduct operations during the exercise.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 31, 2009

    The staff and faculty at Army Management Staff College are eager to welcome Army and other Department of Defense civilian leaders into the Civilian Education System program this upcoming fiscal year.

  • Local Soldiers provide colors during City of Pittsburgh Youth Championship Games

    Aug 31, 2009

    Army Reserve Soldiers from the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Coraopolis, Pa., serve as the color guard during the City of Pittsburgh Youth Championship Games recently.

  • Gibson: Workforce motivated, professional

    Aug 31, 2009

    On July 29, Col. Charles C. Gibson assumed command of Tobyhanna Army Depot. He recently took time to speak with The Tobyhanna Reporter about himself and his first impressions of Tobyhanna.

  • Project team condenses stock, frees storage space

    Aug 31, 2009

    Since 2007, the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command Unidentified Stock (UNIDENT) Project Team has worked to condense the supply of materials at Tobyhanna for higher efficiency.

  • HMMWV inspections go paperless

    Aug 31, 2009

    Edward Pitcavage, finish inspector in the Quality Improvement Division, uses an Ultra Mobile Personal Computer, equipped with an Automated Process and Inspection Guide (AP&IG ), which helps personnel perform quality control inspections on Humvees.

  • Depot overhauls AF deployable radar system

    Aug 31, 2009

    Tobyhanna employees and active-duty airmen have teamed up to complete the overhaul and resheltering of an Air Force deployable radar unit.

  • Watervliet Arsenal kids hit the jackpot

    Aug 31, 2009

    Just when you think you have had it tough, try coming in each day to a schedule of playing soccer, swimming, or visiting the Bronx Zoo. Well, that was the tough, difficult challenge for about 25 kids who participated in this year's Watervliet Arsenal summer camp program in July and August. Today, the camp completes another successful summer providing Arsenal families a safe alternative while school is out.

  • Lost and Found: The inheritance of forgiveness

    Aug 31, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. Sarah Tillman, the Army Material Command senior Chaplain Assistant, and I participated in the U.S. Army North Command's Vibrant Response, an annual training exercise for developing responses to natural disasters as well as to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high yield explosives.

  • Technical Center at USASMDC/ARSTRAT hosts Town Hall Meeting

    Aug 31, 2009

    Citing a multitude of good news stories, Dr. Rodney Robertson, director, Technical Center, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, addressed employees at a Tech Center Town Hall meeting here Aug. 26.

  • MEDDAC inducts NCOs: New leaders reflect, step up

    Aug 31, 2009

    A feature in Honor of the Year of the NCO. MEDDAC inducted NCOs at a recent ceremony. The Fort Polk Guardian sat down with these NCOs to find out how these Soldiers feel about joining the NCO ranks.

  • USACE conducts emergency preparedness exercises around New York City

    Aug 31, 2009

    The Corps of Engineers New York District and 249th Engineering Battalion worked with local emergency management officials on 300 power assessments that could speed up emergency response efforts in the event of a disaster.

  • Big surprises can come in pretty, little packages

    Aug 31, 2009

    Fort Polk Guardian editor is bitten by a tick which results in two-week illness.

  • Corps of Engineers helps Army installations reduce energy use, save money

    Aug 31, 2009

    Program managed by the Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Ala., allows remote monitoring of building energy use.

  • 115th CSH under new leadership

    Aug 31, 2009

    A 15-month deployment culminated in a ceremony on 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Field Aug. 21 for the 115th Combat Support Hospital. The redeployment ceremony was coupled with a change of command and change of responsibility for Col. John McGrath, 115th commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Shirley Hunt.

  • Geronimos fill Texas sky, swap tales

    Aug 31, 2009

    Soldiers from Fort Polk's 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, filled the south Texas sky with silk Aug. 21 as they parachuted in to kick-start the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion's annual reunion. The jump at Hall Drop Zone on Camp Bullis, located on the northwest side of San Antonio, took place before a crowd of former Geronimos who ran the gamut from current-day Iraq veterans to troopers who were part of the first combat jump in U.S. Army history on Nov. 8, 1942 at Tafarquay Airport on the hot sands of Oran, Algeria in north Africa.

  • ARRA: Corps of Engineers accelerates Garrison Dam powerhouse rehabilitation

    Aug 31, 2009

    Recovery Act funds allow Corps of Engineers to move ahead with rehab of clean hydropower generation at North Dakota's Garrison Dam.

  • USACE People: A tale of three 'Corps' for San Francisco District project manager

    Aug 31, 2009

    A Corps of Engineers project manager has traveled the world working for three different Corps.

  • 1AD Soldier on guard

    Aug 31, 2009

    WIESBADEN ARMY AIRFIELD, Germany -- During the command post exercise held on Wiesbaden Army Airfield Aug. 17-21, Sgt. Jonathon E. Cornell, a line-of-site radio operator with 1st Armored Division's 146th Signal Company, pulls guard duty to do his part during training.

  • Army Enterprise Positions

    Aug 30, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Army Enterprise Positions are select senior civilian positions identified by commanders as their most vital and influential. These positions: Aca,!Ac Are at the GS-15 and other pay system equivalent level; and Aca,!Ac Lead strategic thought and initiatives that contribute to the success of the Army mission; Aca,!Ac Involve responsibility in scope and breadth that significantly influences or affects organizational outcomes; Aca,!Ac Usually possess management responsibility at the second level of supervision or above (leads other supervisors); and Aca,!Ac Influence enterprise-level policy that has Army -wide application.

  • Chief of Staff visits Kuwait to evaluate readiness to foster withdrawal from Iraq

    Aug 29, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey visits with Lt. Gen. William Webster, the commanding general, Third Army, and servicemembers during a visit to Kuwait.

  • US mortar men train Iraqi Soldiers

    Aug 29, 2009

    Iraqi Soldiers of the 4th Iraqi Army Division, 48th Brigade, Light Mortar Battery rapidly launched more than 200 mortar rounds during a live fire exercise, finishing three weeks of basic mortar training at Al Siniyah Air Base in Bayji, Aug. 18.

  • Army Reserve Soldier's civilian skills save Afghan life

    Aug 29, 2009

    As U.S. forces are now taking extra precautions to protect the lives of Afghan citizens in southern Afghanistan, an Army Reserve Soldier used his civilian skills to preserve the life of a local truck driver.

  • Chief of Staff's Biography

    Aug 28, 2009

  • Fort Bragg celebrates women's equality

    Aug 28, 2009

    The XVIII Airborne Corps, in conjunction with Womack Army Medical Center, hosted the Women's Equality Day celebration. Kate Campbell Stevenson, Broadway singer, actor and educator, used costume, song and short stories to highlight the accomplishments of women during the early 20th century. During her one women show "Petticoats in Politics," Stevenson recalled the suffragist movement through the words of Abigail Adams who wrote a series of letters to her husband John in 1776 detailing her frustration in being considered inferior and implored him to "remember the ladies."

  • ROCKS partner with Habitat for Humanity

    Aug 28, 2009

    It is often said that one of our most precious resources is time. On Aug 8, members of the All-American Chapter, The ROCKS Inc., volunteered their time and skills as they partnered with the Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity to improve homes in a downtown Fayetteville community.

  • Army parachute rigger teams compete at Fort Bragg

    Aug 28, 2009

    There was a rodeo on Fort Bragg Aug. 10 through 14, but instead of bucking Brahma bulls there were billowy olive drab canopies. The participants substituted bright yellow static lines for steer-roping lariats. And, instead of cowboy hats, the competitors donned fire engine red rigger hats. The 2009 Rigger Rodeo brought in 10 teams from throughout the United States and Europe to determine the best rigger company in the Army.

  • PSYOP Soldiers try out for team to serve alongside Army Rangers

    Aug 28, 2009

    Five psychological operations specialists assigned to the 4th Psychological Operations Group recently underwent a grueling, five-day assessment to determine if they are fit to serve and fight with the 75th Ranger Regiment. The week-long assessment was designed to observe how the Soldiers perform under stressful conditions. Kicking off the week was physical training as soon as the sun came up. Then it was on to the Ranger physical fitness test. After a quick breakfast and the chance to change into their duty uniform, the Soldiers and their evaluators moved out to Mott Lake for the combat water survival test.

  • Airlift Wing dedicates nose art to XVIII Airborne Corps

    Aug 28, 2009

    After more than 60 years away, the 440th Airlift Wing returned to their original home at Pope Air Force Base June 10, 2007, to once again put the "air" in airborne for the XVIII Abn. Corps. From the skies over Europe during World War II to the present and beyond, the XVIII Abn. Corps and the 440th Airlift Wing stand ready to respond to any crisis around the world.

  • Seven paratroopers naturalized before deployment to Iraq

    Aug 28, 2009

    Days before boarding a plane bound for a war zone, seven Fort Bragg Paratroopers became U.S. citizens in a ceremony Aug. 13 that concluded an unusually-short, two-day naturalization process. Six Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division's 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment and one Soldier from 307th Brigade Support Battalion were sworn in as American citizens outside the squadron headquarters.

  • Fort Bragg kitchens cooking up awards

    Aug 28, 2009

    In this year's Installation Management Command-level Philip A. Connelly Award competition, two Fort Bragg dining facilities claimed victory and are now competing at the Department of the Army level for the title of Army's Best Dining Facility. From Fort Bragg, the Division Special Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division Dining Facility took the win in the large unit category while the Headquarters, Headquarters Company, United States Army Special Operations Command Dining Facility won in the small unit category.

  • 82nd Airborne Division convention unites paratroopers past, present

    Aug 28, 2009

    Being a paratrooper is a special accomplishment to many Soldiers in the division, both past and present, and events like these remind Soldiers of why they're proud to be in the 82nd, many veterans said. "There hasn't been a day I've been here that I haven't thought about my time in the 82nd," said Greg Fulbright, who was in the division from 1983 to 1985. "I get to meet and talk to seven decades of troopers," Fulbright said. "I wouldn't trade the experience for anything."

  • Blood donor center to get expanded site on Fort Bragg

    Aug 28, 2009

    After 10 years in a 'temporary space', the Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center will move to a 12,000 square foot facility to be completed June 2010 at a cost of $5,000,000.

  • Helping military Families bond

    Aug 28, 2009

    Fort Bragg's ASYMCA offers many programs to help Families

  • 4th POG receives exemplary compliance award

    Aug 28, 2009

    Unit recognized for their work in protecting the environment

  • Fort bragg's 4th BCT heads to Afghanistan

    Aug 28, 2009

    This is the second deployment to Afghanistan for the 3,300-man unit, having returned from a 15-month deployment in April 2008. It will also be the second deployment for Staff Sgt. Richard Lyden, a section sergeant from Indianapolis, who through tear-stained eyes said it would be his hardest. He will be leaving behind his wife of three years, Colleen, and seven-month old Aubrey, his first child. "It's going to be hard," said Lyden, with Troop B, 4th Battalion, 73rd Cavalry Regiment. "But we will do good things. We will be out on patrols, working with the Afghans and meeting the people to help make their country better."

  • Footsteps in Faith: Strong Bonds retreats should be a 'must do' for couples

    Aug 28, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - While more than 30,000 Solders and family members have attended Strong Bonds events in the past, the Army will continue to provide significant funding to this vital and important training in 2010.

  • Ask the Commander!: August responses

    Aug 28, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The "Ask the Commander" program is designed as a communication tool to allow Soldiers, civilians and family members to get concerns addressed and questions answered by the garrison commander. All submitted questions go directly to the garrison commander; directorates and support staff research queries and provide responses to the commander.

  • MPs reach into local community with encouragement for at-risk teens

    Aug 28, 2009

    Soldiers from the 200th Military Police Command shared a taste of military life with more than 50 elementary and middle-school students at a "Back 2 School Campout" in northeastern Baltimore's Herring Run Park on Friday and Saturday.

  • Security Assistance Chief of Staff Returns to Redstone

    Aug 28, 2009

    As U.S. Army Security Assistance Command makes the move to Redstone from Fort Belvoir, Va., one new addition is helping to smooth the way for others. Col. Tommy Lancaster became chief of staff for the organization June 22. With the organization both moving and restructuring as part of its BRAC-mandated relocation, Lancaster finds his duties divided between the two main locations. "Right now is very interesting because of our split operations," Lancaster said. "It's a challenge to work two headquarters at once." The move is going well. Lancaster estimates USASAC is about 18 months ahead of schedule. They have 85 people in place at Redstone and are expecting about 60 more. While helping the organization's staff move forward, Lancaster is working on what will happen to those not coming with them.

  • Actress takes on suffragette persona in Women's Equality tribute

    Aug 28, 2009

    Callander performed "Marching Towards Equality" in observance of Women's Equality Day sponsored Aug. 19 at Club Meade by the installation's Equal Opportunity Office. The 90-minute program also included the National Anthem sung by Ciara Norman, a student at Old Mill High School in Millersville; a display of historic photographs; a documentary of the suffrage movement; and a celebratory cake.

  • Pokai Bay Luau: Discover a hidden paradise at PARC

    Aug 28, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - Nestled in a secluded beach cove is a hidden paradise where families are gathering to catch a colorful sunset, enjoy a luau and experience old Hawaii. That paradise is Pililaau Army Recreation Center (PARC) at Pokai Bay, named one of the best beach facilities on the island and the best-kept secret of those stationed or visiting Hawaii.

  • Son of Sputnik Builder Visits Explorer Birthplace

    Aug 28, 2009

    Dr. Mike Gruntman, professor of astronautics at the Viterbi School of Engineering of the University of Southern California, stopped by for a brief visit to the Office of the Command Historian on Aug. 17. Gruntman partnered with the office a few years ago. He was looking for historical footage of the Army's early pioneering efforts in space for his lectures. Mike Baker, AMCOM's command historian, jumped at the opportunity. "Who better than one of the world's eminent physicists and early space experts to help spread our story'" Baker said.

  • Long Knives strengthen marriages after deployment

    Aug 28, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - When Capt. Alcario Serros returned from Iraq a few months ago, he was like many of the approximately 4,000 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, "Long Knife" troopers who really didn't know what to expect.

  • Apprenticeship program says 'you're hired!'

    Aug 28, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Career-oriented students met at the Teen Center, here, to obtain information about an innovative apprenticeship program offering not only real-life work experience, but paid jobs to local teens, Aug. 10-14.

  • Well-water testing washes up favorable results

    Aug 28, 2009

    The Army's ongoing investigation into whether groundwater around Fort Meade contains hazardous levels of various chemicals has returned promising results.

  • Fort Campbell CG visits Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

    Aug 28, 2009

    The Commanding General of Fort Campbell, KY, Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell and his wife Anne visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Aug. 27. They received a brief from BACH's hospital commander Col. John P. Cook and toured clinical areas.

  • Food show infuses commissaries with local products, flavors

    Aug 28, 2009

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - The aroma of savory pork and chicken katsu cooking joined the smells wafting through the Hawaii Prince Hotel, here, during the 12th Annual American Logistics Association (ALA) Hawaii Food Show, Aug. 20.

  • SPOT Program Receives 2009 Computerworld Award

    Aug 28, 2009

    The Department of Defense's Synchronized Predeployment and Operational Tracker, or SPOT, was selected as the 2009 Government Winner of the 21st Century Achievement Award by Computerworld Honors Program.

  • New online program to track grades, attendance will give parents more information

    Aug 28, 2009

    More than 80,000 students will soon begin the 2009-2010 school year in Department of Defense Education Activity schools around the world.

  • NASA Administrator From the Few and the Proud

    Aug 28, 2009

    NASA's new administrator wanted to get one thing clear when he spoke for the first time in front of a heavily military-oriented audience Aug. 19 at the 12th annual Space and Missile Defense Conference - DoD and NASA are not two very different agencies. "We do things differently," said Charles Bolden, a retired Marine Corps major general who served as a pilot in Vietnam and as a NASA astronaut. "But our space activities give us a common foundation. Whether you work for NASA or the Army, space is important to our nation. It is critical." With that out of the way, Bolden had another misconception to dispel concerning President Barack Obama's interest in space and space exploration. "He has a vision for space. He has very interesting thoughts of the future of space," Bolden said. "A lot of people are afraid of what's going to come out of the Augustine Commission (an advisory committee on the future of the nation's space mission). I'm not."

  • Joint Forcible EntryExercise tests paratroopers' abilities

    Aug 28, 2009

    The 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd BCT conducted a Joint Forcible Entry Exercise (JFEX) Aug. 26-28. The exercise featured parachute assaults by more than 1,000 paratroopers onto multiple drop zones.

  • 'A Good Defense Requires A Good Offense'

    Aug 28, 2009

    The need to stay ahead of the threat on the world stage from rogue nations, political and economic organizations, and non-state actors that include terrorists is driving the U.S. missile defense program as the nation focuses on defending its borders, its allies and its troops, said the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command. Speaking to participants at the 12th annual Space and Missile Defense Conference at the Von Braun Center on Aug. 18, Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton said the U.S. is operating in a "multi-polar environment with new threats and adversaries that challenge us. It makes us look at offense and defense in a different light." Chilton, a veteran astronaut of three space flights and the first former astronaut to receive four-star rank, is responsible for the global command and control of U.S. strategic forces to meet decisive national security objectives. The Strategic Command provides a broad range of strategic capabilities and options for the president and secretary of defense. STRATCOM mission areas include full-spectrum global strike; space operations; computer network operations; Department of Defense information operations; strategic warning; integrated missile defense, global command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; combating weapons of mass destruction; and specialized expertise to the joint war fighter.

  • Army 'ready' anytime, anywhere

    Aug 28, 2009

  • International students share culture with fort

    Aug 28, 2009

    Allied students at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., host a culture fair.

  • HeroBox myHero

    Aug 28, 2009

  • Hollywood comes to Fort Leonard Wood

    Aug 28, 2009

    "Gunny" R. Lee Ermey, the actor and retired Marine who starred in "Full Metal Jacket" as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman, visited Fort Leonard Wood, this week. Ermey came to post while filming the final episode of his new History Channel TV series, "Lock N' Load," which he calls, "'Mail Call' on steroids." Mail Call was Gunny's previous TV series in which he answered fans' questions about military life and weapons.

  • ASMDA inducts five for Distinguished Civilians Wall of Fame

    Aug 28, 2009

    As a part of the 12th annual Space and Missile Defense Conference held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., the Air, Space and Missile Defense Association (ASMDA) inducted five new members into the Space and Missile Defense Distinguished Civilians Wall of Fame on Aug. 18. The Space and Missile Defense Distinguished Civilians Wall of Fame honors past members of the organization who are dedicated to support efforts in space and missile defense.

  • Corps Special Troops Battalion under new responsibility

    Aug 28, 2009

    After serving as the XVIII Airborne Corps Special Troops Battalion command sergeant major for the last two years, Command Sgt. Maj. Leroy Chaney handed responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Tonya Griffin in a ceremony held on Throckmorton Field at 10a.m. Aug. 27.

  • Army Retiree with a Tradition of Service

    Aug 28, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - At a ceremony held at U.S. Army Garrison Brussels Aug. 11, retired Army Col. Alan Phillips received the Army's Commander's Award for Public Service at the hands of Vice Adm. William Sullivan, the U.S. Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee.

  • Fort Jackson A to Z

    Aug 28, 2009

    Link to Fort Jackson A to Z Web site

  • Reflection

    Aug 28, 2009

    Maj. Gen. David A. Morris, commanding general of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), reflects on his years of leadership with the command as he prepares to make his last official parachute jump with USACAPOC(A.

  • New U.S. Ambassador to Belgium tours USAG Brussels

    Aug 28, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium -The U.S. Army Garrison Brussels welcomed the Hon. Howard W. Gutman and his family for a Aug. 24 tour of the garrison compound and facilities. Ambassador Gutman was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the new U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium in June, and confirmed in that position by the Senate on July 24. He arrived in Brussels on Aug. 19.

  • Safety takes constant vigilance

    Aug 28, 2009

    A two-car accident in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command parking lot on Aug. 27 sent one driver to the hospital. Safety requires all vehicle operators to observe and obey speed limits and street signs. It only takes a moment to become a statistic.

  • So this is combat readiness' Soldiers test skills in post combatives tournament

    Aug 28, 2009

    The fourth annual Fort Knox combatives tournament was held Aug. 21-22 at Natcher gym. More than 74 Knox Soldiers, after training and conditioning, competed in the tournament. Demonstrating Warrior Ethos, a set of principles that every Soldier strives to live by, fighters did not accept defeat, and no one quit.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Aug 28, 2009

    Photos of Soldiers and families from the 2-503, 173rd ABCT celebrating Banner Day Aug 13 at Vicenza, Italy.

  • Local business leaders get glimpse into Army and Air Force Reserve life

    Aug 28, 2009

    The Honorary Commander's Association, composed of local business owners from the Coraopolis, Pa., area, spend a day with local Army and Air Force personnel learning about local Warrior-Citizens.

  • 3rd Battalion Soldiers serve up weapons training

    Aug 28, 2009

    The training of combat advisors at Fort Polk is a 60-day program that includes a variety of skills, both kinetic and non-kinetic. The crew of the 3rd Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade is responsible for serving up a portion of weapons training.

  • Mobilization Training at Fort McCoy, Wis.

    Aug 28, 2009

    A collection of photos representing mobilizaiton training being conducted at Fort McCoy, Wis.

  • Laughter, sharing expertise and comraderie: all part of training with the German forces

    Aug 28, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - After seven days in the field with a squad of German soldiers, I learned there are things about the military that bridge countries and cultures.

  • Soldiers help shape future of field rations with a simple taste test

    Aug 28, 2009

    Soldiers participated in a food-tasting test during their training at Fort McCoy, Wis., to help the Department of the Defense decide its future rations menu.

  • Camp Darby single Soldiers win big

    Aug 28, 2009

    LIVORNO, Italy -- Camp Darby's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program was recognized as having one of the best events in the Army during the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation BOSS Forum in Landsdowne, Va.

  • Recycling Center makes environmental commitment easy for military families

    Aug 28, 2009

    Recycling is part of U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen's commitment to helping protect the environment. Schinnen's Recycling Sort Center handled more than 750 tons of refuse and waste last year, of which 555 tons were recycled.

  • Training prepares employees for transition

    Aug 28, 2009

    During the past two years, more than 1,100 Army, Navy and Air Force employees working at 13 service-run maintenance depots, industrial sites and shipyards joined the Defense Logistics Agency work force.

  • Womens Equality Day Speech

    Aug 28, 2009

  • Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch speaking at Hqs IMCOM groundbreaking

    Aug 28, 2009

  • European training command welcomes new commanding general

    Aug 28, 2009

  • Army Field Band NCO breaks brass ceiling

    Aug 28, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. Ginger Turner has risen through the ranks during her tenure as an instrumentalist with The United States Army Field Band. Turner, who hails from Las Cruces, N.M., was recently appointed as the noncommissioned officer in charge of the Concert Band, the first female to ever hold that position.

  • NATO Allied Command Operations welcomes new senior NCO

    Aug 28, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Bartelle, who has served as the Senior Noncommissioned Officer for NATO's Allied Command Operations for three years, handed over his duties to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Balch on Aug. 27 at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Belgium.

  • New GI Bill will heighten professional work force

    Aug 28, 2009

    More college-educated professionals will enter the next generation's professional work force as a result of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said at the American Legion's 91st National Convention in Louisville, Ky.

  • PAMSXXXIII closes, presented dynamic challenges, discussion

    Aug 28, 2009

    Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXIII came to a close Aug. 28, after a week of intense discussions at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Housing Market Crisis Assistance for Soldiers and Families

    Aug 27, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The nation is experiencing a housing market crisis. The current housing situation in the United States continues to affect our Soldiers and families who have purchased homes; those living in rentals in the local communities surrounding our posts, camps, and stations; and government directed moves for permanent change of station and BRAC 2005 directed relocations.

  • Fort Benning tests new M-8 bandoleer

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Soldiers from the Maneuver Battle Lab's experimentation force tossed around the current M-8 bandoleer and a candidate replacement version during a weeklong assessment on Fort Benning.

  • 'Someone has to show appreciation'

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - "In my war service, I never got a handshake from anyone, except my family. People just didn't seem to care - and someone has to care and show appreciation for what these people are doing over there. I tell them how proud I am of their service." One by one, CSM(R) Virgil Greene greets the U.S. personnel walking out the door, shaking each hand as if it were the first. It's become a weekly ritual for him, a CONUS Replacement Center chaplain and unit leaders. Since early 2007, the 79-year-old highly decorated Soldier, who fought in Korea and Vietnam, has never missed a deployment or Freedom Flight at Lawson Army Airfield. He's met thousands of U.S. troops, Department of Defense civilians and military contractors headed to and returning from 36 different countries as part of the war on terrorism.

  • "It's kind of a family thing" say teenage Temple triplets

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The cadre at the 30th Adjutant General Battalion aren't seeing double - they're seeing triple. That is, Joshua, Jacob and John Temple, identical triplets who arrived at the battalion Aug 17. The Temple brothers are the first triplets to pass through in more than 20 years, said Erma Thompson, chief of personal affairs, who has worked at the battalion since it opened on Sand Hill in 1983.

  • Traffic devices at Lawson to have 'minimal' impact

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Flashing traffic control devices have been installed at three locations near the intersection of Sunshine and Sightseeing roads to ensure an unobstructed radar signal to aircraft approaching Lawson Army Airfield from the south during inclement weather, the airfield division chief said this week.

  • Last of Large-Scale BRAC Footprint Becomes Reality

    Aug 27, 2009

    It's official - ground has been broken for the last of the large-scale, BRAC-related construction projects coming to Redstone Arsenal. Arsenal and community officials gathered Friday under a tent adjacent to the Redstone Flying Activity at the airfield to break ground for a $46.5 million building project that includes the Rotary Wing Center Hangar Facility and the Redstone Test Center's new headquarters buildings. The hangar facility will be located at the airfield while the RTC headquarters will be in front of building 4500 on Martin Road. The groundbreaking, combined with Thursday's merger of the Redstone Technical Test Center and the Aviation Technical Test Center, "is truly a milestone event in the life of Redstone Arsenal, the Army and the state of Alabama," said Col. Steven Kihara, the new commander of RTC. "The official merger completely changes the face of aviation and missile testing and evaluation. The critical expertise to test and qualify now resides co-located with customers."

  • Soldier conquers fear of swimming

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Less than a year ago, 2LT Robert Welch felt unsafe entering water more than six feet deep. Now, he can swim comfortably and with confidence, thanks to swimming lessons at the Briant Wells pool, part of Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Aquatics.

  • Soldiers hear 'shock jocks' of drunken driving

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The National Save A Life Tour made a stop at Fort Benning Aug. 17-21, delivering a message to Soldiers that featured a graphic video presentation depicting scenes of road carnage with personal stories of loss related to driving under the influence. Spectators also got to experience a drinking and driving simulator, while an open casket reserved for the next drunken-driving victim was among the displays.

  • Riggers win Army competition

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The Home of the Infantry now has the added distinction of being home to the best rigger company in the Army. After a weeklong competition Aug. 10-14 at Fort Bragg, N.C., against nine teams from the U.S. and Europe, the parachute riggers of E Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, came out on top at the 2009 Rigger Rodeo.

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