Archive: Aug 2009

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  • Critical access road now open

    Aug 3, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Maya road, the major access road just outside the Victory Base Complex opened to traffic Aug 1. For the past three months, the formerly pothole plagued dirt path underwent a complete overhaul. It is now a smooth concrete means of travel for both military and Iraqi civilian traffic.

  • Engineers continue building partnership

    Aug 3, 2009

  • Aircraft recovery team trains on chop saw

    Aug 3, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The early morning stillness is broken by the growl of a chainsaw-like engine and the screech of tearing iron.

  • 277th Engineers build bridges, bridge gaps

    Aug 3, 2009

    BAGHDAD - On the banks of a rushing river in northeast Baghdad, clouds of dust hang in the air and hulking machines transform the landscape in preparation for a new bridge being built by Army Reserve Soldiers of the 277th Engineer Company, July 30.

  • Golden Rule: Safety is top priority

    Aug 3, 2009

    There are a few basic concepts that are drilled into every military servicemember's head, such as discipline, military bearing, fitness, and most importantly, safety. This year's Golden Cargo annual training exercise is no different.

  • Paxton Rangers teach marksmanship to IA

    Aug 3, 2009

    BAGHDAD - In spirit of the cooperation that has continued well past the June 30 Security Agreement deadline, which detailed the changeover in responsibility for the security of Iraq, U.S. Soldiers are working with their Iraqi partners.

  • U.S. medics teach Iraqis in CLS course

    Aug 3, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Two medics from the 150th Armored Reconnaissance Squadron, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, taught Iraqi Army medics basic combat lifesaving skills at Joint Security Station Knight, south of Baghdad, July 29.

  • Medic by day, DJ at night

    Aug 3, 2009

  • Soldier in Focus: Spc. Russell Martin

    Aug 3, 2009

    BAGHDAD - A soft spoken communications specialist speaks volumes to fellow Soldiers by checking radio signals on their vehicles before missions; making sure they hear each other loud and clear.

  • The Army Field Band and Alumni ready to bring the big guns to Fort Meade!

    Aug 3, 2009

    The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus and Alumni will perform for the Fort Meade community at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Fort Meade Pavilion. The concert, the finale performance for the Fort Meade Summer Band Concert Series, will feature the 1812 Overture with cannon fire provided by The Old Guard. As the premier touring musical representative for the United States Army, The U.S. Army Field Band travels thousands of miles each year performing for enthusiastic audiences all over the world. Through these concerts, these Soldiers representing Soldiers continue to tell the Army story and keep the will of the American people behind the members of our armed forces. Under the baton of Col. Thomas H. Palmatier, concert-goers will be entertained with a powerful and diverse program of marches, overtures and patriotic selections, as well as instrumental and vocal solos. For more information about the Army Field Band and SoldiersAca,!a,,c Chorus, visit http://www.armyfieldband.com/index.htm.

  • 316th ESC Joint Operation Center unites forces, moves cargo

    Aug 3, 2009

    Golden Cargo is an annual training exercise that takes place on six installations or depots. The 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command was this year's exercise agent and oversaw the operation through its Joint Operation Center in Coraopolis, Pa., from July 10 through July 30.

  • ROTC cadets learn medical ropes at BJACH

    Aug 3, 2009

    They came to Fort Polk's Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital from places as diverse as Mechanicsville, Va., Watkins Glen, N.Y., South Haven, Mich., and Chicago. But despite their background differences, they are of one purpose: To prepare for a career as an Army officer. They are Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets participating in summer training programs. Four cadets - three headed toward careers as Army nurses and one as a medical services officer - are working at BJACH completing their training after spending 30 days at a leadership development and assessment course at Fort Lewis, Wash.

  • Warrior Battalion, Tiger Brigade team up for mobile training

    Aug 3, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 162nd Infantry Brigade are gearing up to train combat advisors at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk by the end of August, but they have already started training advisors across the Army.

  • Texas Arrowhead Soldiers bid "adios" as 41st IBCT takes reins

    Aug 3, 2009

    BAGHDAD - More than 240 days have passed since the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team took responsibility of the Base Defense Operations at Victory Base Complex in Baghdad from the 'Bowie' Brigade last December.

  • Big Red One holds division pass in review

    Aug 3, 2009

    First Infantry Division Soldiers capped off a week full of sports competitions, ceremonies and remembrance with a division pass in review ceremony on July 31.

  • Zaidon facility to provide clean water to thousands of Iraqis

    Aug 3, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Clean water may be a novelty some Americans overlook, however about two thousand families in Zaidon are looking forward to it.

  • NCOs learn leadership traits from execs, humorist

    Aug 3, 2009

    To commemorate the "Year of the NCO," Fort Polk's Warrior Transition Battalion played host to a one-day leadership seminar at Bayou Theater July 24.

  • Fort Polk, communities reaffirm covenant

    Aug 3, 2009

    State, local, and military leaders met at Fort Polk July 23 to pledge to continue working together. They re-signed and reaffirmed the Army Community Covenant, first signed June 16, 2008. The re-signing came during a Polk Progress Update, held at Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk headquarters.

  • MCAAP joint vehicle extraction exercise

    Aug 3, 2009

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant firefighters provided some real-life training to Army Reserve Soldiers during Golden Cargo this year that could save lives.

  • Fort Polk progress projects promise of bright future

    Aug 3, 2009

    Gen. James C. Yarbrough, commander of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, writes about a few of the unique initiatives underway between Fort Polk and the Leesville community.

  • Army Astronaut Candidate Visits Redstone Arsenal

    Aug 3, 2009

    A deluxe session of five grueling days of interviews, extensive physical and medical testing and psychological screens were just a few of the hurdles passed when Lt. Col. Mark Vande Hei got word that he would become NASA's 15th Army astronaut in space. Vande Hei visited SMDC/ARSTRAT and Huntsville, Ala. on July 30.

  • 30 Years of Training Excellence

    Aug 3, 2009

    The Creation of the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.

  • Factory owners association brings promise, security in northeast Baghdad

    Aug 3, 2009

  • Kids are just kids

    Aug 3, 2009

  • Knocking off the dust: 1-7 Cav mortar men ace fire mission

    Aug 3, 2009

  • Female MPs 'driven' to protect

    Aug 3, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Spc. Yessenia Morales, of High Point, N.C., and Spc. Felicia Sloan, of Lumberton, N.C., are two military police Soldiers that serve as mine resistant ambush protected vehicle drivers in security details for the command group of the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team.

  • 101st commander receives prestigious aviation award

    Aug 3, 2009

    On July 29, Maj. Gen. Jeffery Schloesser became the recipient of the Order of St. Michael gold award for his significant and lasting contributions to the field of Army aviation.

  • Now we're cooking

    Aug 3, 2009

  • Wrestler's championship dream endures long road to Denmark

    Aug 3, 2009

    Spc. Faruk Sahin probably will represent more groups than any Team USA wrestler when he steps onto the mat at the 2009 World Wrestling Championships, scheduled for Sept. 21-27 in Herning, Denmark.

  • Hawthorne depot offers real life, joint military training

    Aug 3, 2009

    This year's Golden Cargo training exercise took place within six installations or depots around the country. This story highlights Hawthorne Army Depot and how the site provides the perfect joint, training environment.

  • Hawthorne

    Aug 3, 2009

    This year's Golden Cargo annual training mission was recently completed. This story focuses on Hawthorne Army Depot and how the site, which has the largest volume of demilitarized ammunition in the country, provides a perfect training environment for servicemembers from all branches.

  • Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Unites Local Soldiers, Families

    Aug 3, 2009

    Local Yellow Ribbon ceremony brings families, Army Reserve Soldiers together.

  • Army Junior ROTC Cadets Compete in Academic Bowl

    Aug 3, 2009

    In a competition involving Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps teams from around the globe, the Cadets of Saint Thomas Academy in St. Paul, Minn., took top honors at the 2009 Junior ROTC Academic Bowl. The competition, created exclusively for Junior ROTC Cadets by the College Options Foundation, provides the nearly 300,000 students in the Army Junior ROTC program the opportunity to showcase their academic prowess.

  • Office building dedicated to Graham

    Aug 3, 2009

    Building dedicated in honor of 2nd Lt. Jeffrey Graham, who deployed to Iraq in spite of the offer to a stateside assignment after his brother's death by suicide.

  • Music and military make for Mormino matrimony

    Aug 3, 2009

  • July 23, 2009- AUSA Medical Symposium

    Aug 3, 2009

  • Two-star general grapples with loss of two sons in service, becomes advocate to help Soldiers, famil

    Aug 3, 2009

    The grief of losing two sons - both in military service - drove him to the brink of retirement. He did not think he could continue serving the Army. Then, on the day he planned to turn in his official paperwork, he was read a passage that changed the course of his life.

  • Year of the NCO: Brussels staff sergeant sets high standards

    Aug 3, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The Brussels Atomium is an iconic landmark of Brussels. A monument in the schematic shape of an iron crystal, it was built as a centerpiece for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair, and has remained standing, long after the fair's closing.

  • Respite Child Care provides options to families of deployed servicemembers, Warriors in Transition

    Aug 3, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" Military family members of deployed servicemembers or Warriors in Transition occasionally need a break, especially if they have children they are looking after. The Respite Child Care program helps fill that need. The program has become a life-line Army wide and is gaining momentum in the USAG Benelux and SHAPE communities as well.

  • GI Bill transferability begins

    Aug 3, 2009

    With the Post-9/11 GI Bill's option to transfer unused educational benefits to eligible family members taking effect Aug. 1, it's no surprise that more than 25,000 servicemembers have pre-applied.

  • Army Africa commander addresses senior officers, media

    Aug 3, 2009

    Speaking to military officers from five African nations, Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett III, echoed messages delivered by President Barrack Obama in Ghana a few weeks ago.

  • Harbor security force established in Djibouti

    Aug 3, 2009

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony July 30, celebrated the establishment of a U.S. military harbor security force at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti.

  • 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion establishes in Schweinfurt

    Aug 3, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- The 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB) has now unfurled its colors in Schweinfurt, marking its official relocation from Mannheim in a ceremony at the USAG Schweinfurt Andrus Garden on Ledward Barracks July 31.

  • A Soldier's Officer

    Aug 2, 2009

    Soldiers with the 101st Sustainment Brigade fondly remember outgoing 101st Airborne Division commander, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Schloesser

  • Nangarhar PRT check on the construction of a girl's school

    Aug 2, 2009

    A photo slideshow showing Soldiers from the Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team visiting the construction site where a new girl's school is being built

  • 710 BSB bolster security around FOB Shank

    Aug 2, 2009

    Company A Soldiers with 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, had a two-fold mission, July 25, gather information from local Afghan citizens and provide a presence in the area to prevent attacks from insurgents outside Forward Operating Base Shank.

  • PRT dedicated to development in Kapisa

    Aug 2, 2009

    Members of the Kapisa and Parwan Provincial Reconstruction Team conducted site surveys and inspections of road projects and a girl's school in Afghanistan's Kapisa Province, July 27. Kapisa and Parwan PRT commander, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. W. Mark Heiser led the mission, with a team including civil engineer, Air Force 1st Lt. Anthony Raffaele, who conducted quality assurance checks of the Tagab District Center road, Alasay district road, Afghanya road, Kohi girl's school, and multiple schools and road projects in Nijrab district.

  • The Army's New 'Officership' Recruiting Campaign

    Aug 1, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Today the Army launched a new advertising campaign to increase awareness of the four paths to becoming an Army officer. Dubbed the "Officership Campaign," the advertising/marketing operation will showcase past and current Army officers and use their stories to express how Army officers inspire strength in others through leadership, while serving their nation proudly. The campaign will bring broader awareness to the many ways a prospective officer can become Army Strong.

  • Combat medics treat Afghan locals, provide healthcare to remote villages

    Aug 1, 2009

    In a garrison environment, medics operate sick-call clinics for ill or injured Soldiers. On the frontlines, medics stabilize severely-wounded troops long enough for a medical evacuation to a field hospital. At Forward Operating Base Baylough, two medics of the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment use their medical skills for not only their fellow Soldiers but also local Afghans.

  • Lethal Warriors search mountains of Kunar

    Aug 1, 2009

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, conduct a reconnaissance mission.

  • MND-N Competition

    Aug 1, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, Multi-National Division - North Command Sgt. Major (left), and Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., Commanding General, MND-N (right) following the conclusion of the "Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North" at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 30.

  • Joint Best Warrior Competition: Multi-National Division - North

    Aug 1, 2009

    Sgt. Michael Hauser, an Eagle River, Alaska native and the noncommissioned officer representing the 25th Special Troops Battalion, 25th Inf. Div. (left center), and Spc. Daniel M. Vickers, a Kileen, Texas native and the junior-enlisted Soldier representing 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade (right center), pose for a photo with Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, Multi-National Division - North Command Sgt. Major (left), and Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., Commanding General, MND-N (right) following the conclusion of the "Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North" at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 30. Vickers and Hauser beat out 16 other Soldiers and one Sailor to claim the top spot in the NCO and junior enlisted competitions, earning the "Best Warrior" title. The five-day competition tested competitors in a variety of warrior tasks, such as physical fitness, tactical knowledge and application of military procedures. )

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