Archive: Aug 2009

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  • A Hero's Welcome: 82nd Airborne Veterans go all out to bring wounded warriors to convention in

    Aug 20, 2009

    42 recent Purple Heart recipients from the 82nd arrived in Indianapolis to attend the 82nd Association's 63rd National Convention, their plane tickets, hotel rooms, and other incidentals bought and paid for completely by Association members.

  • Anti-Terrorism Awareness

    Aug 20, 2009

  • AMSC opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 20, 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.

  • 69th ADA Top-notch NCO is a Chaplain Assistant

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - In conjunction with the Year of the Non-commissioned Officer, the 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade is making an effort to highlight its top-notch NCOs throughout the year.

  • NCO channels love for mixed martial arts into positive outlet

    Aug 20, 2009

    NCO trains others while training for the All-Army Combatives tournament

  • VA reaching out to suppliers, contractors

    Aug 20, 2009

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is strengthening its working relationship with the private-sector to improve service for veterans, cut costs for taxpayers and enhance the operation of federal employees, VA's Deputy Secretary W. Scott Gould said recently.

  • Pilot program allows Soldier self-referral for alcohol treatment

    Aug 20, 2009

    A pilot program underway now at some Army installations allows Soldiers who think they might have a problem with alcohol to seek out help without risk to their careers.

  • Three water pump stations open in Qayarrah

    Aug 20, 2009

    U.S. Forces in Ninewa province are working in conjunction with the Government of Iraq and local city councils to renovate three water pump stations for several communities south of here to provide water to some of the most remote villages in the area.

  • Graduates rave about Army Civilian Education System program

    Aug 20, 2009

    Army Management Staff College graduated a combined total of 107 students from its Intermediate course (IC) and Continuing Education for Senior Leaders (CESL) program recently. Of the total, 29 students graduated from the senior leader program and 78 graduated from the Intermediate Course at ceremonies held in their honor. Although the classes are different, all students had at least one thing in common--they took time away from their home stations to invest in their development as leaders. The graduates raved about the courses.

  • TRADOC knowledge management victories part of bigger picture

    Aug 20, 2009

    Imagine trying to fight a war as a leader when your intelligence assets don't share what they gather, possibly leading to a catastrophic event. Thus the importance of Army Knowledge Management efforts, which synchronize and share individual insights and experiences to create knowledge, and in which U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command leads the way.

  • Community Relations connects, informs with new web site

    Aug 20, 2009

    The U.S. Army Community Relations Division, a component of the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, launched a new web site today, Aug. 20. The site is designed to communicate key messages and themes and educate the American public on current Army events and initiatives.

  • Exceptional family opens heart to take care of those with special needs

    Aug 20, 2009

    In life, there's the way you want it to be, and then there's the way it is. Growing up with five other siblings, Staff Sgt. Kathy Seaton-Williams said she never wanted a large Family.

  • U.S. Army Central 10-Miler teams prepare for Washington D.C.

    Aug 20, 2009

    The 26 runners representing U.S. Army Central and Fort McPherson in the 25th Annual Army 10-Miler are doing all they can to make sure they stand on the winner's podium Oct. 4.

  • 'Yank' magazine energized Soldiers, reminding them of the reasons for fighting

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Commentary: Asking for help... A step in the right direction

    Aug 20, 2009

    A Soldier paces back and forth his 22nd floor suite with a room key in his hand. It's well past lunchtime and he's starving, but he can't stop pacing. He's checked himself from head to toe, but something still isn't right. He has his keys, wallet, sunglasses, extra money and a small knife in his waistband.

  • Commentary: Women's Equality Day a reminder to celebrate diversity

    Aug 20, 2009

    In 1971, the U.S. Congress declared the 26th of August, "Women's Equality Day." August 26th is the anniversary of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which provides that, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."

  • Coordinated effort protects Afghan voters

    Aug 20, 2009

    Afghans took to the streets Thursday to exercise their right to vote. In the Zabul province, local authorities worked together to provide security for polling stations across the province. The Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police and International Security Assistance Force coordinated security for more than 40 polling stations.

  • Legion Riders

    Aug 20, 2009

  • USO providing support, future center for Soldiers, Families

    Aug 20, 2009

    The United Service Organizations operates more than 135 centers worldwide, and by the end of the year Fort Riley will be home to the newest center designed to support Soldiers and Family members.

  • Blue Star Banners/Blue Star Salute

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Employment job fairs for military spouses

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Outpost 60, Society of the 3rd ID, meets at the National Infantry Museum.

    Aug 20, 2009

    Fort Benning Ga - William Schlitz, a former 3rd Infantry Division Soldier, listens during Outpost 60's meeting August 15 at the National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning, Ga. Schlitz was recognized as a survivor of 3rd ID's World War II offensive Operation Dragoon in the south of France 65 years ago.

  • Temporary Financial Assistance

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Pre-deployment Luncheon prepares female Soldiers

    Aug 20, 2009

    Michelle Fonseca from Fort Benning's Family Advocacy Program was the first speaker at the 3rd HBCT's first ever Female Soldier Deployment Readiness Luncheon Aug. 19 at the Fort Benning, Ga. Community Club. Her topics of discussion were sexual assault, rape, reputation protection, and the importance of the battle buddy system.

  • Legacy Scholarship Fund

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Aca,!A"Fairways 2 GreensAca,!A? stops at JSS War Eagle

    Aug 20, 2009

  • 1st Infantry Division Soldier 'floats his boat' before deploying

    Aug 20, 2009

    Nineteen teams competed in the Float Your Boat competition Aug. 15 during the Milford Lake Extreme Outdoor Water Festival. Contestants could only use two materials to build their boats - cardboard and duct tape.

  • Family Support Network

    Aug 20, 2009

  • "Ironhorse" Command Sgt. Maj. recons bridge

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Operation Comfort Warriors

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Fuelers top it off

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Cooking for Ironhorse troopers

    Aug 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Cooks from the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division work in the dining facility at Joint Security Station War Eagle to create satisfying and high quality meals for Soldiers.

  • Fort Riley goes back to school

    Aug 20, 2009

    School buses, filled backpacks, new outfits, smiling teachers, excited students and anxious parents. These were the sights at Fort Riley Elementary School Aug. 17 as the summer came to an end and students returned to school.

  • USASMDC Summer Hires Return to School

    Aug 20, 2009

    This group of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command summer hires recently finished up the summer session here and are headed back to classes at colleges and high schools in and out of the state. Some are returning under work study programs, while others will move on to other areas or graduate.

  • A day with Black Hawk crews

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Air Cav continues supports to Iraqi training

    Aug 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - American forces continue to support the Iraqi Army using the same training methods available to U.S. military forces.

  • Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona

    Aug 20, 2009

  • 1st Infantry Division Soldiers 'schooled' on government issues

    Aug 20, 2009

    "This is a whole new kind of training for a whole new kind of mission," said Maj. Karrie Patterson, 1st Infantry Division G-5 planner. Patterson was just one of the participants in a recent training event aimed to prepare 1st Inf. Div. leaders for their upcoming deployment and the challenges associated with stability and support operations in Iraq.

  • White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico

    Aug 20, 2009


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  • VFW Operation Uplink

    Aug 20, 2009

  • VFW Military Assistance Program

    Aug 20, 2009

  • U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii

    Aug 20, 2009

  • National Youth Development, Scholarship & Recognition

    Aug 20, 2009

  • National Veterans Employment

    Aug 20, 2009

  • U.S. Army Garrison Alaska

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Redstone Arsenal, Alabama

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Presidio of Monterey, California

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Air Cav leadership provides education opportunities

    Aug 20, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Many things are less accessible to Soldiers deployed in Iraq, but getting a better education is not one of them.

  • Spouse Orientation

    Aug 20, 2009

    September's Spouse Orientation, click for more information

  • Marine Reservists Hone Their Skills with Crane Army

    Aug 20, 2009

    Sixteen Marine Corps Reservist, broken into two groups of eight, from Greenville, S.C., enjoyed a unique opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills with ammunition handling while learning more about the shipping and storing processes involved while at Crane Army Ammunition Activity.

  • Depot signs $7.5M contract for turret trainer upgrades

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Hunters begin preparations for 2009 season

    Aug 20, 2009

    With summer slowly coming to an end, Fort Belvoir's Morale, Welfare and Recreation has begun preparations for the 2009 hunting season.

  • Armour charges audience to breakthrough, succeed

    Aug 20, 2009

    Vernice Armour shared her story in observance of Women's Equality Day at Anniston Army Depot, Ala., on Aug. 12.

  • Family Campout

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Headquarters Battalion welcomes home dog handler

    Aug 20, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's Headquarters Battalion welcomed home two members of the 212th Military Police Detachment Wednesday.

  • Fort Stewart, Georgia

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Housing market crisis assistance offered

    Aug 20, 2009

    Persistent stateside economic problems are hammering the U.S. real-estate market. And many people within the Army community - troops and their families, along with civilian employees - are finding themselves unable to make monthly payments, rent homes or have loans where the appraised value of the house is less than the mortgage.

  • MWR planning trio of weekend events

    Aug 20, 2009

    Forget road trips, sight-seeing, the local malls and county fairs. Fort Belvoir's MWR has several programs planned this weekend that will just make it unnecessary to leave the confines of the gates.

  • Fort Sill, Oklahoma

    Aug 20, 2009

  • HIRED! Program concludes successful first term

    Aug 20, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- HIRED! is an apprenticeship program for youth in the ages of 15 to 18. It provides on-the-job experience and allows the apprentices to gain valuable skills. The first term is about to end and the second term begins Sept. 8.

  • Fort Sam Houston, Texas

    Aug 20, 2009

  • VIPs salute 402nd Army Field Support Brigade's performance in Iraq

    Aug 20, 2009

    Army Materiel Command's Commanding General, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, and the Principal Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logisitics and Technology, Dean G. Popps, visited the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, and praised Soldiers, civilian employees and contract workers for their superb support of forces in the field.

  • Fort Rucker, Alabama

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Fort Riley, Kansas

    Aug 20, 2009

  • TRADOC spouses learn about making healthy decisions for self, family

    Aug 20, 2009

    Col. (Dr.) Thomas J. Williams and Christopher Kusmiesz from the Army Physical Fitness Research Institute delivered a presentation to TRADOC spouses emphasizing health concerns and how to make healthy decisions everyday during the TRADOC Senior Leaders Conference here on Wednesday.

  • Fort Polk, Louisiana

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Coastal Corvette Association cruises Stewart

    Aug 20, 2009

    Driving around Fort Stewart Aug. 14, installation community members may have had the opportunity to see a virtual mobile car show when the Coastal Corvette Association visited the installation.

  • 404th Army Field Support Brigade NCO trains hard for competition

    Aug 20, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Tensye Murrell trains for Army Sustainment Command NCO of the Year competition.

  • Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Fort Monmouth, New Jersey

    Aug 20, 2009

  • 495th MCT joins 3SB

    Aug 20, 2009

    The 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion welcomed a new addition to the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Friday during the 495th Movement Control Team activation ceremony here. The 495th, formerly stationed in Vicenza, Italy, deactivated in the spring of 2009 after a 15-month deployment to Afghanistan, and moved to Fort Stewart to join the 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.

  • Fort Meade, Maryland

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Army Field Support Battalions in Iraq earn Quartermaster honors

    Aug 20, 2009

    Both Army Field Support Battalions operating in Iraq named Distinguished Units of the Regiment by the Quartermaster of the Army, Brig. Gen. Jesse Cross.

  • 'Army Wives' author reaches out to fellow spouses

    Aug 20, 2009

    Tanya Biank, whose book "Army Wives" inspired the No. 1-rated Lifetime TV network show of the same name, will experience the same hurt and pain of separation as other 3rd Infantry Division families when the division deploys in less than two months.

  • Pet Boarding Facility, staff care for pets while you're away

    Aug 20, 2009

    Sometimes, it just does not pay to leave Fido and Fluffy home alone while you go out to make money for their biscuits and litter. When you find yourself in such a predicament, look to the Pet Boarding Facility at Holbrook Pond on Fort Stewart for a solution. Whether you need to drop off your pet for a few hours, days, or months, Paula Berg and Cassandra Berg, animal caretakers, are ready to provide the same treatment and more that your dog or cat would get at home.

  • CAB Soldiers participates in MOS videos

    Aug 20, 2009

    A Soldier waits patiently as the men around him gather light readings and discuss shot angles. The light pouring in from the hangar doors creates shadows on the concrete floor that only add to the setting says a film crew member. The Soldier laughs as he is asked to look into the camera and to act naturally. Just another day in the life of a Chinook crew chief he says. The Soldier is Sgt. Chris Kjose, Company B, 2th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division. Kjose, along with other Soldiers in the 3rd ID were asked to be part of creating new military occupational specialty videos for the Army.

  • 260th CSSB Soldier loses leg, keeps faith

    Aug 20, 2009

    It might seem easy for a woman who's lost her leg to sink into depression. Questions such as "how will I work", "how can I take care of my family'", or "will I ever walk'" may cloud her mind, eventually forcing the immortal question, "Why did this have to happen to me'" This wasn't the case for Staff Sgt. Reanita Gray, nor has it ever been. The automated logistical NCO with Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment, 260th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion was critically injured June 23 when an improvised explosive device hit her convoy in Iraq. No one was killed in the attack, which occurred about a month after the unit's arrival, but Staff Sgt. Gray lost her leg. "It never crossed my

  • 188th Inf, 3rd ID train together for Raider Focus

    Aug 20, 2009

    As 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division prepares for a pending deployment, team work is setting the stage and foundation for successful future operations in Iraq. Operation Raider Focus, an on-going, 21-day field training exercise at Fort Stewart, is an opportunity for 1st Brigade Soldiers to sharpen their skills for combat, but the training is also a prime opportunity for teamwork between the Marne Division and the 188th Infantry Brigade, a training support brigade from First Army Division East, headquartered at Fort Stewart.

  • 110th QM Co returns from Iraq

    Aug 20, 2009

    It was a morning of reunions for more than 100 Soldiers of the 110th Transportation Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade as they rolled into Hunter Army Airfield early Saturday morning. The unit had just returned from a year-long deployment to Iraq, where they provided fuel support for Camp Liberty, one of the largest bases in the country. For the company's commander, Capt. Anthony Hall, it was a surreal feeling of accomplishment. He'd just taken command of the unit only a few months before they deployed.

  • 2-60th family fun

    Aug 20, 2009

    Issael Gil, 5, does a set of push-ups while his mother, Staff Sgt. Katherine Santana, looks on.

  • Assuming responsibility

    Aug 20, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Cheryl Greene accepts responsibility as 187th Ordnance Battalion command sergeant major from Lt. Col. Darrell Aubrey during a ceremony Aug.12.

  • BCT strengthens twins' fireproof bond

    Aug 20, 2009

    Growing up in a small town north of Chicago, brothers Brian and Corey Vaughn did nearly everything together.

  • Close combat training

    Aug 20, 2009

    Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment learn close combat moves Monday.

  • Educator outlines women's progress

    Aug 20, 2009

    Dreher High School principal Jeanne Stiglbauer celebrated the achievements of women with Fort Jackson leadership at the post's annual Women's Equality Day luncheon. The Columbia educator also called for women to push for more progress.

  • Gymnast-turned-Soldier carries comrades to safety

    Aug 20, 2009

    Retired Master Sgt. John Baker Jr., Medal of Honor recipient, embodies the Soldiers Creed: Never accept defeat, never quit, never leave a fallen comrade.

  • Johnson: 'Always try to improve'

    Aug 20, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Johnson said he has met some memorable people in his 11 years in the Army, but none of them as memorable as his first squad leader.

  • Master plan: Leaders outline progress of key initiatives

    Aug 20, 2009

    Five months after Fort Jackson leadership introduced the installation's campaign plan, senior leaders touted the plan's progress during an offsite meeting at the Columbia Museum of Art last week.

  • New U.S. citizens

    Aug 20, 2009

    Soldiers take the oath of U.S. citizenship during a ceremony Tuesday at the Post Conference Room.

  • Shopping for school

    Aug 20, 2009

    Kimber Bell does some back-to-school shopping Monday with her 9-year-old son Oni and 6-year-old daughter Luri at Fort Jackson's Main PX.

  • They're our backbone, not just this year

    Aug 20, 2009

    As you know, for the past eight months, the Army has been observing the Year of the NCO. There have been a number of historic news events across the Army during the course of the year, dealing directly with NCO accomplishments.

  • Handbook applies lessons learned in Afghanistan

    Aug 20, 2009

    A recently published Army handbook addresses the unique set of topographical, cultural and operational challenges facing troops in Afghanistan.

  • Cultural resources discovery brings local archeologists to USACE project site

    Aug 20, 2009

    On August 24, contractors will begin excavating the site in search of Roman artifacts and ruins as foundation work begins on the $133 million WAAF South Army Family Housing project. The project is being managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District.

  • The Unbroken Alliance: Leaders past and present address 65-year American-European partnership

    Aug 20, 2009

    In the 65 years since the liberation of Europe and the 60 years since NATO's establishment, the American-European Alliance has changed in many ways, but it has continued a transatlantic bridge of democracy and freedom.

  • Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2009 underway in South Korea

    Aug 19, 2009

    Ulchi Freedom Guardian, the world's largest annual computerized command and control exercise, is being conducted by the Republic of Korea and United States military.

  • Apache pilotAca,!a,,cs view

    Aug 19, 2009

  • Thunder Horses remember fallen comrade

    Aug 19, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Troopers from the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, "Thunder Horse," attended Staff Sgt. Jonathan Mark Glass's memorial service Aug. 14, at the Fort Hood's Red Team Chapel.

  • Kirkuk seeks to reclaim title of "most beautiful, cleanest city in Iraq"

    Aug 19, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - Kirkuk city, Iraq has been considered by residents here to be one of the most beautiful and cleanest cities in Iraq. But, due to budget constraints, waste removal services around the city have been lacking and waste has been accumulating.

  • Soldiers keep it "cool" in Iraq

    Aug 19, 2009

    Whether the air conditioner in your armored vehicle is broken, or your forklift just won't lift anymore, if you're on Forward Operating Base Warrior, Kirkuk, Iraq, the mechanics at the ground support element section shop are the ones to see.

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