Archive: Aug 2009

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  • Heart to Heart seminar features Grammy Award-winning artist

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Jennifer Holliday knows depression and loneliness can fuel suicidal thoughts. Holliday, best known for her role as Effie White in the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls and her R&B hit And I am Telling You I'm Not Going, nearly took her own life in 1990 after years of depression.

  • Coach steers players in 'right direction'

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - "I am going to leave the playing to the younger guys," he said. "I love coaching - I can still be involved in the game and it's a chance for me to mentor the players and steer them in the right direction. When I was a young Soldier and I first began playing football, I was a hothead. The coach of my team sat me down and steered me in the right direction and that gave me a desire to want to help other guys do the same."

  • Soldiers, civilians partner with Habitat for Humanity

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Work started at ground level Tuesday on the Habitat for Humanity site near Benning Drive in South Columbus. Several Soldiers and civilians with the CONUS Replacement Center laid the foundation for a new home that will be sold at cost, with interest-free loans, to a family in need.

  • Guard's Patriot Academy gives dropouts second chance

    Aug 27, 2009

    Only months ago, four dozen high-school dropouts from around the country faced a bleak future and limited opportunities in the work force. Now they are Soldiers at the Patriot Academy, on their way to earning their high-school diplomas and credits toward a college degree.

  • Soldiers try to maintain 'cool' during Battle Lab experiment

    Aug 27, 2009

    The Army is looking at ways to keep Soldiers cooler in the desert and reduce the number of heat-related illnesses within the ranks.

  • Panthers defeat Blue Devils in scrimmage

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The Chattahoochee County High School Panthers (Region 4-A) defeated the Columbus High School Blue Devils (Region 2-AAA) 22-16 in the first scrimmage game of the season Friday at Chattco.

  • Up, up and away at Callaway Gardens

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - When the sun sets Friday, more than the moon will light up the night. The 11th annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival, presented by Callaway Gardens, will kick off Labor Day weekend with a "balloon glow" along Robin Lake Beach.

  • Patrol caps limited to field environments

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The headgear for garrison operations is the black beret. The headgear for training environments is the patrol cap. Leaders are enforcing this standard by placing NCOs in high-traffic civilian areas to make on-the-spot corrections, said CSM Earl Rice, U.S. Army Infantry Center command sergeant major.

  • Testing Community Enters New Era

    Aug 27, 2009

    Two Army organizations - each known for their long history of technical expertise, customer service and war fighter support - officially merged to become the Redstone Test Center in a ceremony Thursday that brought together the best the Army has to offer in testing and evaluation capabilities. The ceremony, which included the casing of the flag of the Redstone Technical Test Center, the activation of the Redstone Test Center and the assumption of command of RTC by Col. Steven Kihara, was an historic event mandated by the 2005 BRAC recommendations and reflective of Team Redstone's growing profile as the Army's center for missile, sensor and aviation testing and evaluation. "We're here today to celebrate change," said James Johnson, director of the Army Developmental Test Command.

  • Fort Sam Houston's BOSS President wins top award

    Aug 27, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Edmund Perez was awarded the Dept. of the Army's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers President of the Year award during the annual BOSS conference in Leesburg, Va. Aug. 11. "I am very honored to have received this award," said Perez, who has been the Fort Sam Houston BOSS president for one year. Perez was previously the BOSS president for Camp Nimble, Bravo Co., 702nd Maintenance Support Battalion in Korea.

  • Fort Sam Houston Memorial Services Detachment Honor Guard volunteers shine

    Aug 27, 2009

    Currently, with 81 volunteers, the MSD Honor Guard is composed of retired and former military service members who ensure that all veterans interred at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery receive proper burial honors, complete with military honor guard, rifle volleys and the playing of "Taps." The group performs at a moments notice, rain or shine.

  • Customer Service Assessment Seeks Feedback on Installation Services, Programs

    Aug 27, 2009

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Anyone who lives, works or plays on an Installation Management Command installation has an opportunity to give feedback on the services and programs they receive, thanks to a new online survey.

  • Woodlawn Village neighborhood, fitness center opens

    Aug 27, 2009

    Though temporary, the new neighborhood fitness center in Woodlawn Village saw rave reviews during a grand opening celebration Friday.

  • Maryland residents in need: ANCOC students assist with food drive

    Aug 27, 2009

    Thirteen Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course students from the Signal Corps Regimental NCO Academy Detachment, Fort Meade, Md., volunteered their time to raise more than 500 pounds of food for the Maryland Food Bank.

  • Special guests drop in at Camp Bullis

    Aug 27, 2009

    Members of the 509th Airborne, past and present, dropped in on Camp Bullis Aug. 21. A group of veterans from the 509th Parachute Infantry, including six World War II veterans were in San Antonio for their yearly reunion. The group came to Camp Bullis to watch 39 Soldiers from 509th Airborne Infantry from Fort Polk, La., jump from a C130 airplane.

  • TRADOC hosts first Platoon Sergeant of the Year competition

    Aug 27, 2009

    The Army's top 13 Advanced Individual Training (AIT) Platoon Sergeants from across the nation will gather here Sept. 1-3 to compete for the title of the first AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year.

  • Springfield pays tribute to Belvoir with bridge walk

    Aug 27, 2009

    The 8th annual Springfield Bridge Walk, hosted by Lee District supervisor Jeffrey McKay, was held Tuesday night. The event pays tribute to the Fort Belvoir community. This year the walk culminated with the signing of the Army Community Covenant - which signifies the long-standing partnership between the installation and its neighbors in Fairfax County.

  • OCPA-West Links

    Aug 27, 2009

  • Who says you can't play with your food'

    Aug 27, 2009

    Neil Gomes, a cook at The Commons at Fort McPherson, shows off a creation he carved out of fruit June 15 at the Fort McPherson summer camp program held by Child and Youth Services (CYS). Gomes, who said he learned a love of cooking and preparing food during his childhood, shared his passion and expertise with children during the camp.

  • Chapel in Park event brings community together for fellowship

    Aug 27, 2009

    The Fort McPherson post chapel held Chapel in the Park festivities Aug. 22 at Jacobs Park. "This is an opportunity for people to invite others to become part of the faith-based community here," said Chap. (Capt.) Fred Wendel, catholic chaplain.

  • Judge reflects on journey, challenges of women

    Aug 27, 2009

    In honor of Women's Equality Day, Fort McPherson invited Chief Judge M. Yvette Miller, chief judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia, to be the featured speaker at its Women's Equality Day program at the Commons at Fort McPherson Aug. 19.

  • Hunter Youth Learn the Consequences of Shoplifting

    Aug 27, 2009

    More than 50 youth attended the "Thou Shalt Not Steal" Shoplifting Awareness Briefings, Aug. 20 at the Hunter Army Airfield Post Exchange.

  • Stewart-Hunter's Tiny Talents Tell the Timeless Tale, Cinderella

    Aug 27, 2009

    Cast members nervously waited backstage, elaborately costumed to put on the performance of their young lives. Missoula Children's Theatre, a non-profit organization, came back to the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield area and for the first time, the troupe visited the children of Hunter. Forty children joined the theater production team and stepped onto the stage at the Hunter Theatre to show off their acting, singing and dancing skills to Family and friends, Aug. 22.

  • Third Army breaks ground on new headquarters

    Aug 27, 2009

    Third Army/U.S. Army Central began a historic step in its move from Fort McPherson to Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C., as leaders from the 20th Fighter Wing, the 9th Air Force, the CIty of Sumter and Third Army broke ground for the unit's new command and control complex Aug. 17.

  • Sidewinder Skate Park latest addition to Fort Irwin

    Aug 27, 2009

  • Army Reserve Sustainment Command to hold change of command ceremony

    Aug 27, 2009

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Army Reserve Sustainment Command will hold a change of command ceremony Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. at the Wynfrey Hotel, 1000 Riverchase Galleria.

  • 3 HBCT'S Deployment Fair Prepares Soldiers, Families

    Aug 27, 2009

    The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, held a deployment fair for its Soldiers and Families at the Kelley Hill Recreation Center, on Fort Benning, Aug. 19.

  • Job fair offers opportunities for community

    Aug 27, 2009

    Three hundrend and ninety Soldiers, Civilian employees and Family members gathered at The Commons at Fort McPherson to network and collect information on employment opportunities at a job fair hosted by Army Community Service, and the Army Career Alumni Program, Aug. 20.

  • ACC wins Best of AKO award

    Aug 27, 2009

    The Army Contracting Command and the Expeditionary Contracting Command recently earned the Best of AKO 2009 Silver Awards for their AKO portal pages.

  • China Mile preps 3/15 Infantry Regiment for any mission

    Aug 27, 2009

    During this era of persistent conflict, Soldier deployments to the Iraqi desert and the mountainous regions of Afghanistan are ever constant. And though a future deployment for the 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team has not yet been determined, the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment is ensuring its troops are fit-to-fight in any environment. Approximately 150 China Battalion Soldiers hiked 50 miles through the Appalachian trails, Aug. 18-21. After splitting up into squads of 13 Soldiers, the troops navigated through woodland hill slopes ranging anywhere from 3,000 to 11,000 feet.

  • Commander's Tour

    Aug 27, 2009

    Soldiers, Civilian employees and members of the Honorary Commanders Association of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce pose for a group photo Aug. 18. Association members visited with units at Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem and experienced daily military life.

  • BG Vandal conducts 260th CSSB Patch Ceremony

    Aug 27, 2009

    Brigadier General Thomas S. Vandal, the deputy commanding general for support for the 3rd Infantry Division, and Command Sergeant Major Jesse Andrews, 3rd Infantry Division command sergeant major, arrived at Camp Liberty, Aug. 19 as a part of their pre-deployment site survey for their upcoming deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Raider Focus solidifies 'advise and assist' mission

    Aug 27, 2009

    In preparation for their National Training Center Training, 1HBCT conducted Raider Focus training from late July to early August. The training was the first training event for the entire brigade and focused on scenarios the brigade may face while deployed, primarily on assisting the Iraqi Forces in accomplishing their mission of stabilizing Iraq.

  • Customs class helps speed up redeployment process

    Aug 27, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers from all over Iraq gathered at Hope Chapel on Camp Victory, here, to attend a two-day class to certify as custom border clearance agents.

  • Taking care of Soldiers the right way

    Aug 27, 2009

    We who serve and support our armed forces as Civilian employees, military members or Family members are fortunate to serve at a time when the American public appreciates and supports America's servicemembers and their Families. Routinely, we experience public appreciation for our service to our nation, and we are especially grateful for this support.

  • The Many Faces of Kate Campbell Stevenson

    Aug 27, 2009

    One moment she's Kate Campbell Stevenson, the singer. The next she's Abigail Adams in 1776. Keep watching and listening as she transforms again into a women's suffrage leader in 1913. Next she morphs into a female political candidate in 1920 Wyoming. She then asks her audience to travel that year to Washington, D.C., where she becomes suffragist Alice Paul, awaiting ratification of the 19th Amendment. Finally, the word comes that the legislation passed, giving women the right to vote. "We've come a long way, but we still have a ways to go before equality," Stevenson said, herself once again.

  • Dragons defend with fire and steel

    Aug 27, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq- The phone rings in the Base Defense Operations Center here, Aug. 23. For a moment, while a fire direction specialist from 1st Battalion "Dragons," 82nd Field Artillery Regiment answers the call, silence engulfs the room. As soon as the Soldier hangs up, controlled chaos ensues.

  • Soldiers provide goods, goodwill to Iraqi villages

    Aug 27, 2009

    Soldiers handed out humanitarian aid packages of food and supplies to the citizens of Faddaqhryah and Bahar in southern Iraq, Aug. 18.

  • USCENTCOM Army Element CSM: Soldier input is important

    Aug 27, 2009

    This was the topic of discussion when Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia Pritchett, U.S. Central Command Army Element command sergeant major, visited the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Aug. 20 for their Noncommissioned Officer Development Program.

  • 3rd Sustainment Bde. CSM teaches history, instills pride in local community

    Aug 27, 2009

    "The 3rd Infantry Division and the 3rd Sustainment Brigade have accomplished the litany of things we have because of the great Americans who came before us. This is why we are steeped in tradition. We could not have done anything without them." These words were spoken by Command Sgt. Maj. Clifton H. Johnson, command sergeant major of the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division at the Lower Altamaha Historical Society's meeting, Aug. 20 at Fort King George in Darien, Ga.

  • Purple Heart ceremony honors five Iraq warriors

    Aug 27, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Kelvin Hunt, Sgt. Juan Santiago Velazquez, Sgt. Torrey Kramer, Spc. Daniel Delbosque, and Pvt. Sean Beck took center stage Aug. 7 and were honored for their selfless service in Iraq, during a Purple Heart ceremony held at Brooke Army Medical Center's fourth floor auditorium. More than 40 BAMC medical staff, comrades and Family members, including comedian George Lopez attended the ceremony.

  • FSH Fire, Emergency Services take top honors

    Aug 27, 2009

    Fort Sam Houston Fire and Emergency Services won the Fire and Emergency Services Fire Prevention Program of the Year award and placed as runner-up for the Small Fire Department of the Year award in the 2008 Army Fire and Emergency Services Award program. FES also received the Installation Management Command-West Fire Prevention Program of the Year and Small Fire Department of the Year awards.

  • West Point ranked top public liberal arts college

    Aug 27, 2009

    "U.S. News & World Report" announced their 2010 America's Best Colleges Rankings Aug. 20 and ranked West Point the "Top Public Liberal Arts College."

  • Army Medical Department Regiment celebrates anniversary

    Aug 27, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians celebrated the anniversary of the Army Medical Department Regiment Aug. 14 with a social at the AMEDD Museum. Gregg Stephens, deputy to the commanding general, Army Medical Department Center and School, hosted the event, standing in for Maj. Gen. Russell Czerw and Command Sgt. Maj. Howard Riles who were unable to attend. Commander Sgt. Maj. Stephen Paskos, Commandant of the Noncommissioned Officers Academy provided opening marks, saying "This afternoon we are celebrating the establishment of our Army Medical Department Regiment; a regiment that has a proud and historic 234-year heritage, dating back to the earliest days of our Army."

  • Commentary: My wife saved my life

    Aug 27, 2009

    Walking with my surgeon from the exam room to his office to schedule my impending surgery, I told him it was my wife's concern about an unsightly mole on my back that sent me to a dermatologist.

  • West Point GC, children break ground on 2nd CDC site

    Aug 27, 2009

    Garrison Commander Col. Dan Bruno (center) receives help from 5-year-old's Harlie Heck (left) and Walker Blackmon and their Families in breaking ground at the future site of the Child Development Center. The new CDC, scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2010, will provide West Point with two operational CDCs once completed. The facility, one of 60 new CDCs being built from 2008-10 throughout the Army, will have an interior square footage of 15,085 feet and have the capacity to serve 135 children. The project also includes a 3,770-foot playground that will run alongside the facility. Construction begins Sept. 7, and, once complete, should meet West Point's expanding childcare needs.

  • 228th CSH trains for combat support during exercise

    Aug 27, 2009

    Military trucks carrying Soldiers with various mock combat injuries such as gunshot wounds, impalements, arm wounds, head wounds, back injuries, and chest injuries stopped in front of the 228th Combat Support Hospital for treatment. Outside and inside the 228th CSH, administrative and medical personnel, aware of the casualties were ready at their duty stations to provide medical care. This was the beginning of the mass casualty exercise Aug. 12 at Fort Sam Houston for the active duty and reservists assigned to the 228th CSH as part of their annual two week training, and in preparation for the Global Medic exercise which will be held at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif.

  • AMEDD instructor shares insect knowledge in new book

    Aug 27, 2009

    The chief of the Medical Zoology Branch at the Army Medical Department Center and School here makes it his mission to teach Soldiers about bugs, the diseases they carry and ways to protect themselves downrange. During the five-week Medical Zoology course, Col. (Dr.) Mustapha Debboun teaches Soldiers how to identify arthropods such as insects and spiders, as well as snakes and rodents.

  • Sky Soldiers keeping it clean in Torri

    Aug 27, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy -- Soldiers from the 1st Battalion (Airborne) 503rd Infantry Regiment took part in a local service project to continue the partnership between the American and Italian communities.

  • Honoring the anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment at USASMDC/ARSTRAT

    Aug 27, 2009

    Members of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command gathered on Aug. 26 to honor and remember the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. With that Amendment, 51% of the United States population that had only had limited say in their government--women-- won the right to vote.

  • ARRA: Corps of Engineers uses Recovery Act funds to dredge James River

    Aug 27, 2009

    Norfolk District dredging project moves ahead more quickly to remove critical shoaling on the nation's oldest marine highway

  • CASCOM improves on collecting 'Lessons Learned'

    Aug 27, 2009

    In order to meet the training needs of an evolving force, the Lessons Learned Integration Team never stops looking for ways to collect better data from the operational Army. One of their more successful collection methods is the Reverse Collection and Analysis Team, said Stephen Ball, Combined Arms Support Command L2I team leader.

  • Special Delivery: Logisticians complete huge fuselage move

    Aug 27, 2009

    A 5,000-mile sea and land odyssey that began at an Orange County, Calif., testing facility came to an end Aug. 22 at Fort Lee, Va. A hulking Air Force C-17 aircraft fuselage is now in its final resting place following the 32-day move.

  • USAG-Detroit Arsenal Tests Hydrogen-Electric Vehicles

    Aug 27, 2009

    USAG-Detroit Arsenal Partners with the TARDEC NAC to Test Hybrid Vehicles

  • Campaign plan a roadmap for the future

    Aug 27, 2009

    Some six months ago, the senior leaders on post put their heads together to outline all of the things we do here on Fort Jackson and figure out the best way to plot our course into the future.

  • Family Day kicks

    Aug 27, 2009

    Pvt. Brittany Nolen plays soccer with her friend Baleria Leon, who came to visit her on Family Day, Aug. 20. Nolen was assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment for Basic Combat Training. She graduated with her peers last week.

  • Evans:Aca,!E+'Live the Army values'

    Aug 27, 2009

    First Sgt. Ellsworth Evans said what he enjoys most about being in the Army is seeing the transformation new Soldiers make during Basic Combat Training.

  • Daily stressors take mom from unqualified to sharpshooter

    Aug 27, 2009

    I went to the range recently, and I was a steely-eyed killer. On a qualification course with targets popping up out of the ground, I shot 35 out of the 40 silhouettes that dared to challenge me.

  • Post recognized for fuel cell initiative

    Aug 27, 2009

    Fort Jackson, S.C., was recognized as a leader in green technology in the Midlands for the installation of hydrogen fuel cells as back-up power in three on-post facilities.

  • Get the motor running

    Aug 27, 2009

    Pfc. Jeremy Johnson, an Advanced Individual Training student in the 187th Ordnance Battalion's Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic School, practices taking an engine out of a vehicle. Johnson and his fellow AIT Soldiers were learning to remove and reinstall the engines.

  • Fort Jackson's got talent

    Aug 27, 2009

    Marcus Lara and Jessica Doiron perform a duet of the country song "What Hurts the Most" at the BOSS talent show Friday at the NCO Club. BOSS, which stands for Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, hosts the annual show as one of its numerous community events.

  • Fort Jackson women capture title

    Aug 27, 2009

    Paul Purser, a Moncrief Army Community Hospital Soldier, looked forward to joining his teammates on the Fort Jackson Knights softball team in defending their title.

  • Back at School

    Aug 27, 2009

    Evetta Johnson, a third-grade teacher at C.C. Pinckney Elementary School, helps Melissa Freitas, 8, pick out items from the lunch menu Aug. 20, the first day of school for Fort Jackson. Approximately 250 students attend C.C. Pinckney Elementary.

  • Post mourns death of BCT Soldier

    Aug 27, 2009

    Soldiers with Company F, 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment were joined by the Fort Jackson community Monday as they paid tribute to a fallen comrade.

  • School, housing top issues at town hall meeting

    Aug 27, 2009

    More than 100 community members attended a town hall meeting Tuesday at the Solomon Center, during which garrison officials gave updates on ongoing projects and answered audience questions.

  • CRYSTAL CLEAR: Friendship part of suicide prevention

    Aug 27, 2009

    About a month after my husband and I arrived at Fort Jackson, I got a phone call from one of my former co-workers.

  • Citizenship path ends at Fort Jackson

    Aug 27, 2009

    Jae Kim, a first lieutenant in the Army Reserve, prayed that he would become a U.S. citizen before he graduates this week from Fort Jackson's U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School.

  • Booster shot: Post officials update flu preparation plans

    Aug 27, 2009

    Fort Jackson leadership is ramping up its contingency plans in case a massive outbreak of H1N1 hits the post later this year.

  • Petraeus predicts tough fighting in Afghanistan

    Aug 27, 2009

    The commander of U.S. Central Command said tough fighting lies ahead in Afghanistan, where the Taliban and other extremists have expanded their strength and influence, but he cautioned that success there demands more than battlefield victories.

  • SGT Quinones promotion

    Aug 27, 2009

  • Soldiers post fast times at Warrior Country's first Mountain Bike Race

    Aug 27, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Warrior's gathered outside Carey Fitness Center Aug. 8 for Warrior Country's first Mountain Bike Race. Many are veteran triathlon and biathlon athletes and were familiar with the 7 kilometer race track laid out by Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation sports specialists.

  • ADA Troopers sharpen warfighting skills

    Aug 27, 2009

    Air defense artillerymen from I Battery, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conducted a machine gun range to keep their warfighting skills sharp.

  • Dongducheon rocks the city in annual festival

    Aug 27, 2009

    SOYOSAN, DONGDUCHEON South Korea - Local Korean nationals held their annual Dongducheon Rock Festival near Soyo Mountain Aug. 15, 16, and 17. The festival, which gathered people as far as Incheon, celebrated its 11th anniversary and offered a 30 percent discount to all Soldiers and identification card holders.

  • Casey PBC holds sewing and quilting classes

    Aug 27, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Handmade diaper bags, blankets, and quilts are no longer a fantasy for the spouses who attended the sewing and quilting classes, which took place at USAG-Casey Pear Blossom Cottage Aug. 24. With the professional instructors who volunteer to teach, spouses are able to learn how to design and make their own woven goods and quilts.

  • Soldiers use inflatable satellite dish to stay connected in rugged terrain of Korean peninsula

    Aug 27, 2009

    The 2nd Infantry Division deployed a new inflatable satellite dish to support ground tactical air control communications in Korea's mountainous landscape during the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise Aug. 17 through 28.

  • New construction improves services on Red Cloud

    Aug 27, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON South Korea - Driving on post in USAG-Red Cloud one can see the Directorate of Public Works busy at work when looking anywhere in a full circle. Construction projects are not new construction, but renovations to make structures into what is needed to support Red Cloud in its growth and in support of its many missions. Funding for all of these projects is part of USAG-Red Cloud's sustain, renovation, and modernization funding.

  • Operational Mentor and Liaison Teams

    Aug 26, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> When directed, the Operational Mentor and Liaison Teams (OMLTs) deploy to the Combined Joint Operations Area - Afghanistan to coach, teach, and mentor Afghanistan National Army (ANA) units; provide a conduit for liaison and command and control; and support the operational planning and employment of an aligned ANA unit in order to support the development of a self sufficient, competent, and professional ANA.

  • Medal of Honor Convention Comes To Chicago: Singular Moment of Courage, a Lifetime of Honor

    Aug 26, 2009

  • On Capitol Hill, female Soldiers discuss equality

    Aug 26, 2009

    The Army and the Congressional Woman's Caucus on Issues teamed up Aug. 26 on Capitol Hill for a Women's Equality Day presentation titled "Women NCOs in the U.S. Army."

  • Fort Riley employees advance skills in development program

    Aug 26, 2009

    Fort Riley employees in non-supervisory roles have the opportunity to advance their careers through the Employee Development Program, a series of courses that provide training in basic skills to improve workplace productivity.

  • Military cadets experience a day of Army life at Fort Riley

    Aug 26, 2009

    Cadets from St. John's Military School got to see what life was like on a military installation during their visit to Fort Riley Aug. 21. The visit was part of a two-week leadership camp for returning students of the Salina, Kan., school.

  • 3rd Inf. Div. prepares to deploy to Iraq with language and culture training in mind

    Aug 26, 2009

  • Extension agent shares knowledge of 'eating for the heart'

    Aug 26, 2009

    The women who gathered in the Army Community Service Annex August 20 came to learn to cook heart healthy meals. But they left with that knowledge and more, including free samples, pamphlets of recipes and free tote bags.

  • Depot's recent dedication preserves Civil War battle site for future generations

    Aug 26, 2009

    Information about recent dedication of plaques recognizing the Battle of Richmond, which took place on Blue Grass Army Depot property.

  • Depot firefighters receive overdue awards for extraordinary acts of heroism

    Aug 26, 2009

    Blue Grass Army firefighters recognized for heroism after five years.

  • Super Days 2009 celebration includes carnival, tribute to Army noncommissioned officers

    Aug 26, 2009

    Super Days 2009 celebration includes carnival, tribute to Army noncommissioned officers

  • 12th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition Brings Together Industry, Military,

    Aug 26, 2009

    The 12th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition took place in Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 17-20. With nearly 6,000 attendees, exhibitors, and visitors, the SMD Conference is one of the largest of its kind. The four-day conference included a variety of Joint speakers, international panel emphasis, author presentations, and multiple halls full of technology demonstrations at industry, government, and academic exhibits.

  • Get updated! Join the Fort Benning E-Newsletter

    Aug 26, 2009

    Join the Benning E-Newsletter, one of several forums we have to share the Fort Benning story with you. We know that today's Army families stay in touch and stay informed through various forms of social media, including Facebook, Twitter and blogs. We encourage you to spend a few minutes exploring the Quick Links box on the E-Newsletter to become a part of the conversation and share it with others. We have a great story to tell. We are training great Soldiers, developing leaders and transforming Fort Benning into the Maneuver Center of Excellence. The E-Newsletter is sent out every Friday.

  • FFID saddles up for the Army's Motorcycle Mentorship Program

    Aug 26, 2009

    The Future Force Integration Directorate Deputy Director Colonel Patrick Fetterman led a group of FFID motorcyclists on a winding forty mile ride up scenic Highway 28 to Old Mesilla, New Mexico to promote the Army's new Motorcycle Mentorship Program.

  • Teachers find Education from Thunder Horses

    Aug 26, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - There were no text books, chalkboards or classrooms used to educate approximately 66 teachers from the central Texas community on how the Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division "Thunder Horse" prepare for deployment here Aug 19.

  • "Wagonmasters" case the brigade colors

    Aug 26, 2009

    15th Special Troops Battalion and 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), cased their colors Aug. 20 during a traditional color casing ceremony on Fort Hood's Cooper Field in preparation for the "Wagonmasters'" third deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Individual deployment discussion targets augmentee families

    Aug 26, 2009

    Spouses of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command commandants and command sergeants major have endured deployments and permanent changes of station among all the stresses that Army families face, but at the TRADOC Senior Leaders Conference here on Thursday, they learned and brainstormed on how to reach families affected by individual augmentee deployments.

  • Working with war wounds: AW2 program helps warriors find work

    Aug 26, 2009

    Richard Ranno suffers from postconcussive syndrome and post traumatic stress disorder, which manifests as frequent headaches, dizziness, nausea, hypersensitivity, nightmares and abnormal anxiety, among other symptoms. But, despite his injuries, Ranno has found work in Heidelberg thanks to the Army Wounded Warrior program, and is thriving as a federal employee, according to his boss, Kevin Williams, Heidelberg postmaster.

  • Army's top enlisted in Iraq visits last of surge Soldiers

    Aug 26, 2009

    HABUR GATE, Iraq - Multi-National Force - Iraq Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence Wilson visited Soldiers of the 16th Sustainment Brigade, one of the last units in Iraq serving a 15-month deployment, Aug. 12 and 13.

  • 37th Engineer Battalion keeping streets safe

    Aug 26, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers from the 37th Engineer Battalion's A Company, second platoon, put themselves in harm's way every day, giving the Iraqi population and Coalition forces peace of mind when they travel the roads surrounding Joint Base Balad.

  • JBB opens new respite for service members

    Aug 26, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commanding general Brig. Gen. Paul L. Wentz and Air Force Brig. Gen. Craig A. Franklin, commander, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, cut a ceremonial ribbon to signify the opening of Red River Place behind Freedom Chapel, during a ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 17 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Board calls for changes to personnel system

    Aug 26, 2009

    In its final report, a Defense Business Board task group has recommended a "reconstruction" of the National Security Personnel System.

  • Chief of Staff visits Singapore

    Aug 26, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Singapore, Aug. 26, and got an up-close look at several aspects of the military of this island-city country.

  • Navy Customs speeding up redeployment process

    Aug 26, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Going through customs can be a painful process for redeploying service members, but thanks to Sailors at Joint Base Balad, that process is a little bit easier.

  • Iraq drawdown moves into second phase as planners discuss challenges

    Aug 26, 2009

    As Multi-National Corps - Iraq moves into the second phase of the drawdown of troops and equipment from Iraq, it faces challenges ranging from the withdrawal of people and material ranging from roughly 80,000 servicemembers to a connex filled with pink roller skates.

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