Archive: Aug 2009

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  • Commentary: As it should be

    Aug 24, 2009

  • 1-58th AOB welcomes new 'Guardian'

    Aug 24, 2009

    During a change of command ceremony Friday at Howze Field, 1-58th Airfield Operations Battalion (AOB) Soldiers welcomed incoming Commander Lt. Col. Thomas G. Moore.

  • Sec Army at WPAS 2009 image

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Jewish chaplain serves diverse community in Europe, plans Jewish New Year retreat

    Aug 24, 2009

    He's the only Army rabbi in Europe, with a flock that's scattered all over the continent and follows a variety of religious traditions. Now he's organizing a retreat for the Jewish New Year next month, but you don't even have to be Jewish to attend.

  • Military Police pass detainee knowledge on to the Infantry

    Aug 24, 2009

    LORTON, Va. - "Stand in the middle of the room and face away from me!" shouted a Soldier to an uncooperative "detainee," during detainee operations training at the former Lorton Prison this week.

  • Reserve Soldiers compete for best warrior title

    Aug 24, 2009

    Text is illustrated by slideshow

  • Senior Army leaders from 26 nations gather in Tokyo to discuss security, cooperation

    Aug 24, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff equivalents from 26 countries and senior staff officers from 31 countries around the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions gathered to officially open the Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference VI and the Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXIII in a ceremony at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Aug. 24.

  • 2009 Infantry Warfighting Conference

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Reservists compete for best warrior title

    Aug 24, 2009

    Article together with slide show images

  • 364th turns over Airport Hotel to Iraq

    Aug 24, 2009

    BAGHDAD--Col. Franck T. Trainor, 364th Civil Affairs Brigade, Functional Specialty Team Chief, signed a memorandum of agreement with Iraq Civil Aviation Authority Assistant Director General Samer Kuba turning over control of the Caravan Hotel at Baghdad International Airport to the ICAA Aug 19.

  • Crew Dogs Keep A Co. Going Strong

    Aug 24, 2009

    A Co. 1st Battalion of the 137th Aviation Regiment has a very unique mission. They are tasked with flying three missions sets here with the primary focus of transporting General Odierno, Lt. Gen. Jocaby and Lt. Gen. Hemlick. And the backbone of the unit is a group called the Crew Dogs. "Crew dogs are the ones in before the mission getting everything ready," 1st Lt. Jack MacKeverican, Columbus, Ohio, and acting executive officer said. "The tradition of a crew dog is to work hard; if something breaks they are on it and turning wretches. They keep us a float for sure. They are a group of guys that work beyond their jobs, and beyond their rank."

  • Logistics director says teams on right track

    Aug 24, 2009

    As US forces continue to partner with the Iraqi Security Forces, a significant portion of the logistical effort is being conducted by 11 Logistical Training and Advisory Teams at Iraqi location commands throughout Iraq. "When we were first building the Iraqi Security Forces we were focused on their combat capabilities, now they are able to stand on their own," Air Force Col. John J. Abbatiello, C4 Iraqi Security Forces Director, Multi-National Corps -Iraq said.

  • Slain Tampa Police Officer Remembered in Kandahar

    Aug 24, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Colleagues of a Tampa law enforcement officer killed Aug 19 in the line of duty took time to pay their respects to a fellow policeman, soldier and friend at Kandahar Airfield. Several Army Reserve members of the Orlando-based 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, who also serve as Tampa police officers in their civilian capacity, remembered Cpl. Mike Roberts, who was killed by a heavily-armed homeless man.

  • Soldier seeks assistance to avoid home foreclosure, bankruptcy

    Aug 24, 2009

    The U.S. housing market has hit a steep decline, and it's hurting servicemembers like 'Joe,' but through the help of his chain of command and Army Community Service, he's found a temporary solution that has kept him out of bankruptcy.

  • Families in Belgium get new homes

    Aug 24, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - After years of planning, permitting and construction, the Attre built-to-lease houses are finally becoming homes. The first USAG Benelux families started moving in on Aug. 19.

  • Schweinfurt enjoys 'conversations' with acclaimed author

    Aug 24, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - The U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt community enjoyed an evening of the arts yesterday outside of the Conn Community Club when mingling with critically-acclaimed novelist and travel writer, Gary Shteyngart, author of award winning books, "The Russian Debutante's Handbook" and "Absurdistan."

  • Third Army/U.S. Army Central Theater Security Cooperation Program

    Aug 23, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Third Army's Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) program involves all elements of its staff, subordinate commands, other components, adjacent units and other commands and agencies in its efforts to "Shape the Future". Third Army's TSC program focuses on enhancing partner capacity, fostering regional cooperation and ensuring contingency access for full spectrum operations within the United States Central Command area of operations. The primary components of Third Army's TSC program are exercises, operations, planning conferences, exchanges, orientation visits, seminars, workshops and senior leader visits

  • Soldiers patrol volatile Korengal valley

    Aug 22, 2009

    Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division patrol the Korengal valley of Afghanistan's Kunar valley. (Photos by Sgt. Matt Moeller, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Third Army helps gear up the 19th Engineers Bn.

    Aug 22, 2009

    The 19th Engineer Battalion deployed to Afghanistan with less than mission-capable, or Code F maintenance-required equipment. They are now working with a combination of new and contracted equipment as it is prepared and shipped to them by the 2nd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Battalion.

  • Co-hosts meet before Pacific Armies Management Seminar in Tokyo

    Aug 22, 2009

    TOKYO - Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, United States Army, Pacific, introduces his wife, Rhonda, to Lt. Gen. Toshiyuki Morotomi, commanding general, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Readiness and Development Command, Aug. 22. Mixon and Morotomi are co-hosts of Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXIII held concurrently with the sixth iteration of the Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference, the largest regional partnership conference in the U.S. Army.

  • Co-hosts meet before the Pacific Armies Management Seminar

    Aug 22, 2009

    TOKYO - Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, United States Army, Pacific, introduces his wife, Rhonda, to Lt. Gen. Toshiyuki Morotomi, commanding general, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Readiness and Development Command, Aug. 22. Mixon and Morotomi are co-hosts of Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXIII held concurrently with the sixth ineration of the Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference, the largest regional partnership conference in the U.S. Army.

  • Co-hosts meet before Pacific Armies Management Seminar in Tokyo

    Aug 22, 2009

    Co-hosts meet before PAMS XXXIII in Tokyo

  • Soldiers' songs bring smiles to sick children

    Aug 21, 2009

    Children at several Indianapolis hospitals were entertained by Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division Aug. 21, who were in town for the 82nd Airborne Division Association convention.

  • Mass casualty drill: scenes from USAG-HI's annual antiterrorism exercise

    Aug 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Members from the Schofield Barracks Health Center, Medical Company C, administer triage at a mobile decontamination site set up in front of the clinic during the full-scale U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Annual Antiterrorism Exercise, Aug. 19.

  • PAIO conference develops strategic goals to sustain USAG-HI

    Aug 21, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Most days of the year, the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) leadership spends its time ensuring that quality services are provided to Soldiers and families.

  • Pililaau: A hero's legacy lives on at local Army recreation facility

    Aug 21, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - The gentle waves and pristine white sandy beach, combed by the soft winds and Hawaiian scents of Oahu's sunny Leeward coast, were integral parts of one young Soldier's upbringing.

  • Oahu North, South spouses' clubs hosting 'Super Sign-Ups'

    Aug 21, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The Hui O' Wahine club at Fort Shafter and its sister club, the Hui O' Na Wahine at Schofield Barracks are looking for new members during two "Super Sign-Up" events, here, Aug. 26 and 31.

  • PTA command sergeant major takes on new challenges

    Aug 21, 2009

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - The Pohakuloa garrison command sergeant major is taking on new challenges and getting to know the civilian employees and military operations at the Pacific region's premier training area, the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), on the Big Island of Hawaii.

  • Wolfhound families open homes to orphans

    Aug 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Four children from the Holy Family Home orphanage in Osaka, Japan, spent 10 days soaking in American and Hawaiian hospitality with families from the 1st and 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, "Wolfhounds."

  • Green Belt class aims to improve communication

    Aug 21, 2009

    Seeking to improve the process by which hearing-impaired employees request interpreters, ASC has launched a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project. Two training sessions set the stage for the project. They were held on June 15-19 and July 13-17 in the Army Sustainment Command Headquarters' Command Assessment and Continuous Improvement Conference Center.

  • Installation supply, maintenance activities set to reorganize

    Aug 21, 2009

    A large but quiet change will take place in Army installation supply and maintenance activities during the next two years.

  • Soldiers welcomed at Fort Bliss Welcome Center

    Aug 21, 2009

    The Welcome Center at Fort Bliss is the first stop for more than 5,000 each year.

  • NCO Spotlight: Guided by principles, Soldier strives to be consumate NCO

    Aug 21, 2009

  • Fort Myer reaffirms community covenant

    Aug 21, 2009

    The Fort Myer Military Community garrison commander and vice chairman of the Arlington County Board reaffirm the Army Community Covenant at the Arlington County Fair, a year after Fort Myer and Arlington County signed the original covenant.

  • Eoff earns LAR of the Year Award

    Aug 21, 2009

  • Fires Center of Excellence has patching ceremony

    Aug 21, 2009

    The HQ detachment of the FCOE has a patching ceremony

  • OCPA-West Quote

    Aug 21, 2009

  • Sky's the Limit for Youth Education on Post

    Aug 21, 2009

    While everyone knows the opportunities the Army offers its Soldiers, civilians and contractors in their careers, they may not realize the opportunities it offers for the children to learn and explore their interests. The SKIESUnlimited program offers fun and educational classes for Team Redstone's youngest members. Currently, the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited offers three continual programs. Kids from as young as 3 can take weekly classes in piano, Taekwondo or choose from dance, cheerleading and gymnastics offerings. All classes are taught by instructors who express their enthusiasm for the youngsters. "I do this because I love it," Taekwondo master Jeffrey Davis said. "Some of these kids came to me at 7 or 8 and now they're getting ready to go off to college. It's fantastic to watch them grow into who they are going to be."

  • West Point cadets and staff take EMT-Basic course

    Aug 21, 2009

    In July, about 45 West Point cadets and at least one active duty Soldier began learning how to save lives on the battlefield beyond combat lifesaver and Soldier first responder techniques during an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification class.

  • Hawaii Hi-Lo

    Aug 21, 2009

  • A Day in the life of the West Point Band

    Aug 21, 2009

    Army home football games, reviews on the Plain, meal formations and hops have a couple of things in common. Cadets is the obvious first answer but also, the efforts of the West Point Band.

  • Ushering in a New Era of Testing at Redstone

    Aug 21, 2009

    Missile and aviation testing will make history simultaneously at Redstone Arsenal this week. Two Army organizations well-known for providing the best testing of weapon systems used in theater will merge on Thursday to become the Army's premier testing facility. The Redstone Technical Test Center and the Aviation Technical Test Center, formerly of Fort Rucker, will merge to become the Redstone Test Center at 10 a.m. Thursday in Bob Jones Auditorium. In addition, a groundbreaking for new RTC facilities will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Redstone Airfield. Both RTTC and ATTC were formed in the 1950s, with RTTC charged with the testing of missile, aviation and sensor systems, subsystems and components while ATTC - in various organizational forms throughout the years - was charged with testing the airworthiness and safety qualifications of aircraft and related aviation equipment.

  • NTC adapts to changing threat, looks to challenge rotational units with hybrid warfare

    Aug 21, 2009

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment recently validated the new Mechanized Infantry Battalion at Fort Irwin, Calif. The MIBN is designed to represent the future of combat, the hybrid threat. Hybrid threats combine conventional forces along with insurgency operations.

  • Finding work is key to rebuilding lives of returning Wounded Warriors

    Aug 21, 2009

    Finding meaningful employment is a crucial component of helping severely wounded Soldiers to rebuild their lives and starting to experience a normal life.

  • Charlotte Community Covenant

    Aug 21, 2009

  • West Point staff sergeant rescues children

    Aug 21, 2009

    Staff Sgt. James Matthews, information technology specialist for the Information and Education Technology Division here, didn't think he would end up a hero during an intramural softball game July 13, but it turns out he was.

  • General Officers on Target in Missile Firing

    Aug 21, 2009

    A large crowd gathered Aug. 10 to witness the star-studded firing of two Javelin missiles. AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles and program executive officer for missiles and space Brig. Gen. Genaro Dellarocco each fired a Javelin missile as part of the normally scheduled Javelin Stockpile Reliability Program testing. The general officers demonstrated confidence in not only the Javelin weapon system and training program, but also the SRP. The Javelin SRP was designed to provide the data needed to assure the Javelin missile maintains the expected performance, reliability and safety for the duration of its use in the field.

  • Morris County Community Covenant

    Aug 21, 2009

  • Black Hawk Helicopter Headed for the Border

    Aug 21, 2009

    The two members of the official party exchanged handshakes and passed the log book and keys between them. This moment signified the official transfer of a UH-60M from the Utility Helicopter Project Office to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency. The delivery marked the first UH-60M aircraft to enter service for the CBP which currently utilizes UH-60A aircraft to protect this nation's borders. The CBP will take delivery of four UH-60M aircraft by July 2010. This state-of-the-art helicopter will allow the CBP to modernize its rotary wing fleet and better achieve its agency mission requirements. The aircraft will be used to provide mobility and communication for CBP agents along the United States borders and between official ports of entry.

  • Honor Flight Extra Special for Brotherly Veterans

    Aug 21, 2009

    Like all the other veterans making the Tennessee Valley Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. on Aug. 29, Joe Costello of Huntsville is looking forward to visiting with other veterans and seeing the World War II memorial. "I hope to see some of my friends that I knew in the service," he said. "It will be an honor to see the World War II memorial and the changing of the guard (at Arlington Cemetery). I will be proud to see the names inscribed on the World War II memorial because I know they are the ones who are heroes, the ones who died." Yet, his trip has become even more special with the addition of a much-loved companion.

  • Native Son of Redstone and Member of Work Force

    Aug 21, 2009

    Ward Stirling didn't realize until recently that he may be one of a kind. The Redstone worker was born on post. Stirling was born Sept. 9, 1970 in building 112, which served as the hospital here until Fox Army Hospital opened in 1978. He's a system administrator III for the AMCOM Command Group. "In the 30 years that Mike (Baker) has been around as historian we have met maybe less than five people born on the installation who moved away," Claus Martel, a historian in the Aviation and Missile Command's Historical Office, said. "I can think of no other person that's working here that's 40 years old (or younger) that was born on Redstone Arsenal."

  • Summer Employment Benefits Garrison, Students

    Aug 21, 2009

    The Garrison is at a critical point. Of its government employees, 28 percent are eligible for retirement, and many more will be eligible within the next few years. Due to the aging work force, preparations must be made for the future. The mission of the Garrison is to "continuously (provide) superior installation operations support and quality of life to enable Team Redstone's mission success." Besides the aging work force, Base Realignment and Closure will require more employees in order to accomplish this mission.

  • Drivers gain sobering insight behind the wheel at Save-A-Life

    Aug 21, 2009

  • Jazz Ambassadors celebrate 40th anniversary at concert

    Aug 21, 2009

    Two-year-old Grace Kiamie danced to the swing and rhythms of the Jazz Ambassadors, the U.S. Army Field Band's premier big band, during the group's 40th anniversary concert Saturday evening outside the Fort Meade Pavilion.

  • Electronic Warfare - a new way of fighting

    Aug 21, 2009

    IMAGINE a world where every aspect of your electronic life is vulnerable to direct attack. Your cell phone, computer, radio-all of them susceptible to electromagnetic assault. Imagine, too, that you are capable of the same thing. You have the ability to silence radios, or turn cell phones into stealthy spies. Sounds like something out of a science fiction book, doesn't it' It's not.

  • Newest Addition to Security Assistance Command

    Aug 21, 2009

    As more of their staff is relocated or hired in, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command is seeing their team come together at Redstone. Their newest member, Col. Gwendolyn Roland, is the director of regional operations for four of the organization's six global areas. She took over the position Aug 4. Roland's military career has spanned 23 years. During that time, she served all over the world. Her years of experience in ordnance, maintenance and forward support landed her an assignment as the security assistance officer to the Office of Military Cooperation in Egypt in 2003. Her time there, coupled with her field experience, gives her a unique perspective on what it is that USASAC does.

  • Battle of the bulge

    Aug 21, 2009

    FROZEN legs, captivity during war, and a hunger-driven scramble to gather scattered pieces of bread on the ground are just some of the mental snapshots that William Schuchert still holds from his days as a young Soldier during World War II.

  • America's Army - Army values & plenty of action

    Aug 21, 2009

    LAUNCHED in July 2002, the game "America's Army" has been a runaway success on the Internet. Primarily a downloadable, online, first-person shooter PC game-and more importantly, entirely free-"America's Army" has provided unique insight into the life of a Soldier through a virtual environment.

  • Iraqi Police train working dogs in explosives, narcotics detection

    Aug 21, 2009

    Chew toys and leashes in hand, Iraqi Police and their working dogs arrived here, Aug. 16, to fine tune their skills in basic obedience and explosive-detection techniques.

  • Topping-Off marks DISA milestone

    Aug 21, 2009

    Dozens of people craned their necks to watch as a piece of metal weighing more than half a ton swung through the air. They let loose a round of applause and whoops as the beam came to rest in the frame of one building in the Defense Information Systems Agency headquarters complex.

  • Remembering more than just a game

    Aug 21, 2009

    WITH golden helmets glistening in the setting mid-June sun, emotions were rising as young masters of the gridiron paid homage to Pennsylvania's fallen warriors from the Iron Division.

  • Patton 'Bested' at the Battle of Bermuda Bridge

    Aug 21, 2009

    BANG! The sharp rapport of a .50 caliber machine gun broke the stillness of the hot, humid Louisiana afternoon, freezing Maj. Gen. George S. Patton Jr.'s Blue army convoy in its tracks. Reconnaissance had shown that this portion of the Cane River was friendly territory, but they were under attack.

  • Retiring Worker Recalls Career of Opportunities

    Aug 21, 2009

    Pat Cross has gone from telephone operator to motor vehicle operator to administrative assistant in her 35 years of employment with the Department of Defense. And, along the way, she has ridden in a Huey helicopter and a tank, taken a maiden dependent voyage on the U.S.S. Aubrey Fitch, and helped make a difference as a member of the Civilian Welfare Fund Council and an executive with the Combined Federal Campaign. She has also managed to break through a few glass ceilings that, at the time, she didn't even know were there. "My dad was retired civil service, so working as a civil servant just seemed the natural thing for me to do," she said.

  • Huntsville Native Joins Senior Executive Service

    Aug 21, 2009

    Family, friends, colleagues and fellow members of Team Redstone gathered in Bob Jones Auditorium to share in the experience and bear witness as Steve Cornelius, associate director for missile development at Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, was sworn in as a member of the Senior Executive Service. Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command, who officiated the ceremony, spoke of Cornelius' selection to the SES, and his dedication to Team Redstone and, most important, to the Soldier. "We got it right with this guy. I've been doing this thing in the Army for about 34 years and every once in a while I know what right looks like. It's about building a team and being able to make things better. It's about what we can do for others. This guy is made of gold. His heart is huge. These are the type of people we want to sustain the great work force that we have now and actually take it to the next level," Myles said.

  • National Airborne Day marks first jump in 1940

    Aug 21, 2009

    The 69th National Airborne Day was celebrated by more than 2,000 guests at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in downtown Fayetteville, N.C.

  • Running Support

    Aug 21, 2009

  • Customer Service Survey Opens Next Week

    Aug 21, 2009

    Customers who live, work or do business at Redstone Arsenal will have an opportunity Aug. 24 through Sept. 18 to provide detailed feedback on all of the post's services. The 2009 annual Customer Service Assessment, which falls under Customer Management Services, is the Installation Management Command's annual Armywide program for collecting customer feedback and using the data to evaluate and improve the delivery of installation programs and services. The assessment is intended to answer the all important question affecting resource allocation in IMCOM: "What does it matter to Soldiers and to their families'"

  • The Drill Sergeant of the Year competition

    Aug 21, 2009

    STAFF Sgts. Michael Johnston and Joshua MarshallAca,!a,,cs victories drew the weeklong Drill Sergeant of the Year competition to a close, June 26, at Fort Monroe, Va.Aca,!a,,cs Continental Park. The competition tested the top seven drill sergeants over a five-day period on their ability to perform the tasks they teach Soldiers every day.

  • 21st TSC welcomes new commanding general

    Aug 21, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Even the hottest day of this summer could not keep the large number of guests, Soldiers, civilian employees and Families away.

  • September 2009, Vol 64, Issue 9

    Aug 21, 2009

    Soldiers in Honduras provide assistance to people in Central and South America.

  • Be proactive in considering others

    Aug 21, 2009

    Two weeks ago, during a Consideration of Others facilitation within the garrison, one group member made a poignant discovery. The member stated without any prompting, "... change must come from within."

  • 21st TSC holds retreat, tattoo ceremony to honor former commanding general

    Aug 21, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - The 21st Theater Sustainment Command held a retreat and tattoo ceremony dedicated to its former commanding general at the parade field on Panzer Kaserne Aug. 19.

  • Meeting Baby

    Aug 21, 2009

    Spc. Seth McKenzie lifted his daughter Clara into the air and smiled as he reunited with his family Friday night (*/14) during the 233rd Transportation Company's redeployment ceremony at Fort Knox.

  • Nevada Community Covenant Signing Ceremony

    Aug 21, 2009

    More than a hundred community leaders, military members, veterans groups and elected officials gathered Aug. 18 to sign a Community Covenant between Nevada communities and service members in the Silver State at the capitol grounds amphitheater in Carson City. The Nevada event was hosted by Gov. Jim Gibbons, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and The Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Bill Burks, and was organized to honor and thank Nevadans across the state for their ongoing support of those in uniform. Gov. Gibbons remarked that a recent trip to Iraq gave him unique perspective on how Soldiers deployed to war feel about the encouragement they receive from home. Brig. Gen. Robert Abrams, commanding general for the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., represented of the Secretary of the Army at the event.

  • Job Well Done

    Aug 21, 2009

  • Job Well done

    Aug 21, 2009

    Redeployment ceremony welcomed the troops of the 233rd Transportation Company home to Fort Knox.

  • Women's Equality Day Senior Leader Message

    Aug 21, 2009

  • Women's Equality Day Senior Leader Message

    Aug 21, 2009

  • USACE uses Quality Management System website to standardize business processes

    Aug 21, 2009

    USACE initiated a quality management system, throughout the divisions, labs and centers of expertise, to document and consolidate all business processes in one location so every employee has access to them.

  • WATER

    Aug 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers drink it every day, but how many wonder where it comes from, or how it is processed to make it drinkable'

  • Exercise Pacific Reach 2009

    Aug 21, 2009

    Active duty and Army Reserve Soldiers from around the world converged on Yokohama North Dock, Tokyo, Japan for Exercise Pacific Reach 2009, Aug. 1-21. The Soldiers trained on how to draw prepositioned stocks, perform maintenance, and to test the capabilities of the prepositioned stock.

  • Speicher Soldiers learn to mulititask

    Aug 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION SPEICHER, Iraq - Transportation Soldiers at Contingency Operating Location Speicher, Iraq, are performing a mission very different from the one they originally expected.

  • INSTALL

    Aug 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD - A steady flow of vehicles arrive daily at the 402nd Army Field Support Battalion to receive upgrades to the M1151 Humvee through ITT, a civilian contractor.

  • 82nd Airborne Division chorus performs at NFL game

    Aug 20, 2009

    The 82nd Airborne Division Chorus performed the National Anthem at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on August 20 before a game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Chorus performed at several events during the 63rd Annual 82nd Airborne Division Association Convention in Indianapolis.

  • Humphreys Garrison takes lead role in virtual education

    Aug 20, 2009

    American high school students in Korea will be able to take classes through any computer beginning Aug. 31thanks to the virtual school program the Department of Defense Education Activity set up here. The DoDEA Virtual School program is in the new Humphreys Education Center and provides supplemental courses to students attending USKF traditional schools.

  • Motorcycle safety in spotlight

    Aug 20, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii launched its inaugural advanced motorcycle training course, here, Aug. 17-20. The course is part of a pilot program, developed by the garrison's Installation Safety Office, in an effort to reduce the number of motorcycle-related fatalities for Soldiers stationed in Hawaii.

  • Descendant of Corregidor veteran earns wings

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - When LTC John L. Erickson jumped out of a C-47 above Corregidor at just after 8:30 a.m. Feb. 16, 1945, he stepped into history as the first American paratrooper out the door in the effort to reclaim the island during World War II.

  • Dive into scuba

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." - Jacques-Yves Cousteau Seventy-five percent of the Earth's surface is covered by water. Oceans, rivers, lakes, and even the nearby watering hole, add up to millions of miles of underwater adventures for scuba diving enthusiasts. Become a recreational diver and you can see the world you've been missing that's located literally beneath your feet.

  • Fishing, hunting open house set for Wednesday

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA- The Fishing, Hunting and Recreation Open House is Wednesday at the Uchee Creek Activity Center. Brent Widener, fish and wildlife biologist with the Conservation Branch, Directorate of Public Works, said there have been changes made to the post fishing and hunting rules and regulations and the open house is where hunters and fishers can find out about them.

  • Post celebrates achievements of Airborne test platoon

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - "I want to do that," said 2-year-old Kaden Perkins as he watched a Silver Wings parachutist glide through the air carrying the American flag above Eubanks Field.

  • 1st Infantry Division "Victory 5" now complete

    Aug 20, 2009

    For the first time since the 1st Infantry Division returned to Kansas from Germany, all members of the command group are now at Fort Riley - a key step as the division headquarters prepares to deploy to Iraq early next year. The "Big Red One" welcomed Col. Randal Dragon Aug. 14 as one of two deputy commanding officers, completing the team known as "Victory 5."

  • Benning Military Long Drive set for Monday

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Golfers will go the distance in a local level Military Long Drive Championship, presented by 7UP, from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Fort Benning Golf Course. The golfer who drives the ball the farthest within set parameters will get an expense paid trip to Mesquite, Nev., to compete against 20 competitors Oct. 28 in the military national finals, organized by Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command.

  • CSU hosts leadership forum

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - GEN David Petraeus and GEN(R) Colin Powell will headline the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum Aug. 31 through Sept. 1 at the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development at Columbus State University.

  • Preparation key to riding out hurricane season

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - The tropics are firing up - so Fort Benning officials are reminding community members to stay vigilant as the most active part of hurricane season approaches.

  • Ham: Infantry-Armor merger 'makes perfect sense'

    Aug 20, 2009

    When the top U.S. general in Europe - a 33-year Army veteran with longtime ties to Fort Benning - first heard the Infantry and Armor schools would merge here into the Maneuver Center of Excellence, he said his reaction was mixed.

  • CFC sets $1M goal, expands to include 12 counties

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - The Combined Federal Campaign will kick off at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 2 in the Benning Conference Center. The annual fundraising campaign for federal employees lasts through Oct. 16.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters gains military focus with new grant

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - After 20 years of serving the valley area, Big Brothers Big Sisters is concentrating much of its efforts on Fort Benning, thanks to a $20,000 grant that will link military children and Soldiers with "Bigs" and "Littles" in the community.

  • Top NCOs, Soldiers compete for Best Warrior

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Some of the Army's finest noncommissioned officers and Soldiers came to Fort Benning to compete for the title of Best Warrior during the third annual National Guard Best Warrior Competition Aug. 1-4. The competition tested participants on a wide variety of Soldier tasks in a nearly nonstop barrage of events. They zeroed and sighted weapons, went on a 12-mile ruck march, completed first-aid tasks, took the Army Physical Fitness Test and Combat Water Survival Test, completed a land navigation course and participated in combatives. The competition also included a written exam, and essay writing and uniform inspection tests.

  • 233rd Trans. Co. returns home

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - About 65 Soldiers from the 233rd Transportation Company are back at Fort Benning after a yearlong deployment to Iraq.

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