Archive: Aug 2009

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  • Safe driving: It's everyone's responsibility

    Aug 19, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Getting deployed to a foreign country may be an interesting experience.

  • Working through the night

    Aug 19, 2009

  • 1st Air Cav. medic training

    Aug 19, 2009

  • Near End of the Line at Redstone

    Aug 19, 2009

    Lt. Col. Sean Cusker has walked in the boots of both an enlisted Soldier and an officer. With duty on both sides of the spectrum, he brings a unique point of view to his new assignment as commander of the 832nd Ordnance Battalion. Yet, no matter how he looks at it, building physically fit, confident, moral and highly skilled Soldiers ready to answer their nation's call is the top priority of Cusker's command team. "We want to be successful in making sure the Soldiers who come through here become a positive contributing member of their organization from the first day they arrive at their first job assignment," Cusker said. "They need to understand the technical and tactical side of the house when they leave here. They also need to understand the operational Army. "We have a vested interest to make sure these Soldiers adhere to the Army culture and know what it takes to be a successful Soldier."

  • Country music star visit boosts morale

    Aug 19, 2009

  • Air Cav Soldier, standard bearer

    Aug 19, 2009

  • "Garryowen" continues Federal Police training

    Aug 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers from Troop C, 1st "Garryowen" Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, continue training the 2nd Federal Police Brigade during the month-long Wolf Academy at Joint Security Station Istiqlaal.

  • Army breaks ground on vehicle research facility

    Aug 19, 2009

    The U.S. Army's Tank and Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center broke ground Monday on the Department of Defense's pioneering Ground System Power and Energy Laboratory.

  • Class 60 Encounters New Sergeants Major Course

    Aug 19, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) began its 60th class of the Sergeants Major Course. This is a completely redesigned course and marks the first major overhaul of the course since it went to nine months in 1995 for Class 46. It incorporates the Chief of Staff Army's Initiative 5, accelerating leader development, and the recommendations from the review of education, training, and assignments for leaders (RETAL) task force which mandates building broadly skilled Noncommissioned Officers through education and training and assignments.

  • Contracts awarded for national cemetery near Philadelphia

    Aug 19, 2009

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced that VA has awarded two contracts totaling $8.7 million to prepare the new "Washington Crossing National Cemetery" near Philadelphia for its first burials.

  • United States Army, Pacific Main Command Post in action during UFG

    Aug 19, 2009

  • Presidio of Monterey Recycling Day

    Aug 19, 2009

  • CECOM executive earns 2008 Presidential Rank Award

    Aug 19, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Edward C. Thomas, deputy to the CECOM LCMC commanding general, received the Senior Executive Service (SES) Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award late last month from Secretary of the Army Preston M. "Pete" Geren in ceremonies at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Fort McPherson, Georgia

    Aug 19, 2009

  • Linked In

    Aug 19, 2009

  • Fort McCoy, Wisconsin

    Aug 19, 2009

  • AMC on Twitter

    Aug 19, 2009

  • On Path Toward Aviation Center of Excellence

    Aug 19, 2009

    One of the mandates of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission calls for the formation of a center of excellence for aviation at Redstone Arsenal. The future of that mandate is shaping up now. Today is the second in a two-day meeting of members of the Integrated Process Team of the newly formed Aviation Technology Center of Excellence at Redstone Arsenal. The concept, mission and structure of the ATCoE, which is overseen by an Executive Steering Group, will be presented publicly at the Advance Planning Briefings for Industry hosted by the Aviation and Missile Command Aug. 26-27 at the Von Braun Center.

  • FACEBOOK

    Aug 19, 2009

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  • Army delivers state-of-art helicopter to patrol border

    Aug 19, 2009

    With a handshake and the passing of a log book and keys, representatives from the Utility Helicopter Project Office to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency marked the delivery of the first of four UH-60M aircraft that will enter CBP service by July 2010.

  • ARNORTH bids farewell to 3 comrades

    Aug 19, 2009

  • TF 51 arrives at Fort Leavenworth for Vibrant Response 2009

    Aug 19, 2009

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - U.S. Army North's Task Force 51 arrived at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., July 31 for Vibrant Response 2009. The exercise will focus primarily on responding to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive incidents and is designed to confirm the readiness and abilities of incoming units that will fall under the CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force effective Oct. 1.

  • AKO, DKO increase security measures

    Aug 19, 2009

    The Army Knowledge Online and Defense Knowledge Online Web portals are changing procedures for users who log on without a common access card.

  • Old Guard Soldier pedals to victory

    Aug 19, 2009

    For more than 20 years now, Chuck Hutch has been a cyclist. When he was 15 years old, he got an after-school job as a bicycle messenger, a job he continued to do as he went through college and adulthood. About six months after starting as a bicycle messenger, Hutch began racing in small cycling races on the west coast near his home in Sacramento, Ca.

  • City of Watervliet, Arsenal to weather economic storm together

    Aug 19, 2009

    As the City of Chicago closed for business one day this week to shave millions off of a seriously challenged budget, the City of Watervliet has all hands on deck as it prepares to work its way through the current economic downturn. Public services, such as fire, police, and public works, are critical for this small city that is trying to maintain a quality of life that city leaders hope will not only stem the outflow of its citizens, but also are important to providing a good environment for local businesses such as the Army's Watervliet Arsenal, Mayor Michael Manning said today.

  • ACC NCO SPOTLIGHT

    Aug 19, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Luis Jordan is a schools/ammunition noncommissioned officer with the Headquarters, Expeditionary Contracting Command. Prior to his arrival to Fort Belvoir, Va., Jordan served as the G3 Training/Ammunition NCO at Fort Carson, Colo. Once on board, Jordan immediately started working as the ECC School NCO, and established a process for placing Soldiers into their required training.

  • 409th CSB welcomes new commander

    Aug 19, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, passes the brigade colors to the commander of the 409th Contracting Support Brigade, Col. Debra Daniels, during her change of command ceremony held at Panzer Parade Field July 9. (Photo by Sgt. Frank Sanchez III, 21st TSC PAO)

  • Night Stalkers recognize 20 years of support to special operations forces

    Aug 19, 2009

    This year's annual Savannah Week of Night Stalker Activities recognized 20 years of aviation support to Special Operations Forces last week for 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne).

  • TF Spartan medics conduct EMT recertification

    Aug 19, 2009

    Medics from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division conducted a mandatory EMT recertification and Forward Operating Base Airborne, Afghanistan, Aug. 8.

  • Army Contracting Command employees recieve Secretary of the Army level awards

    Aug 19, 2009

    Collen Arnold, Mission and Installation Contracting Command Directorate of Contracting, Fort Jackson, S.C. poses with Edward Harrington, Deputy Secretary of the Army,(procurement) (left) and the Honorable Dean G. Popps, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (right). Army Contracting Command employees were selected as the recipients of 10 of the 13 2008 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting presented recently during a ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Va. Each year the Secretary of the Army recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams in Army contracting.

  • Family's popularity rises with Army advertising campaign

    Aug 19, 2009

    As the spouse of a command sergeant major, Ingrid Murray is accustomed to talking to Soldiers and their spouses about things and events that affect their lives. Now, thanks to an Army media campaign, the Murray's are unofficial faces of the Army Family Covenant.

  • Soldiers learn to impart mental toughness on others

    Aug 19, 2009

    Some 50 Soldiers will finish up "master resiliency training" this week in Philadelphia, Pa., as part of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Command's evolution continues with the activation of the 412th

    Aug 19, 2009

    Well wishers, family and friends gathered at the Quadrangle Colonnade on Fort Sam Houston to witness a moment in history as the 412th Contracting Support Brigade unfurled it's flag, thus becoming the newest subordinate brigade of the Expeditionary Contracting Command. Aca,!A"Starting something new is not an easy task and it requires very talented people to take an idea, a vision, that guidon; plant it and build a high performing organization around it,Aca,!A? said Brig. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, ECC commander. Aca,!A"Col. Jeff Morris is just that person to bring the 412th into reality! He is here and he is ready to do real work! His past assignments have brought him here today well prepared to accept this honor and this challenge of command.Aca,!A?

  • green tab huddle

    Aug 19, 2009

  • JBB Fire Department holds Fire Muster

    Aug 19, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Joint Base Balad Fire Department held this year's second Fire Muster Aug. 9, at the H-6 recreation area here.

  • 1st Joint DFAC in the AOR Opens at JBB

    Aug 19, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - While Joint Base Balad is both an Army and Air Force installation, there are few, if any, truly joint operations here where Soldiers and Airmen work directly hand-in-hand.

  • Oil analysis program protects servicemembers, saves money

    Aug 19, 2009

    Behind the scenes at Joint Base Balad stands a man who keeps servicemembers safe and saves the government money, but he and his crew remain back stage until something goes wrong.

  • 514th is jack-of-all-trades for JBB

    Aug 19, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - With a mission "unlike" any other ordnance company assigned to Joint Base Balad, the Soldiers of the 514th Ordnance Company, out of Fort Drum, N.Y., have learned to adapt as they perform a myriad of missions not organic to their organization

  • Soldiers and Airmen walk to end sexual assault

    Aug 19, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers and Airmen at Joint Base Balad showed their support for victims of sexual assault and the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program in the "Intervene! Act! Motivate!" Walk here Friday night

  • Looking at the past to forge a better future

    Aug 18, 2009

    Leader development is the top priority of Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Commanding General of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command. On the first day of the TRADOC Senior Leader Conference in Gettysburg, the senior leaders of TRADOC took a staff ride of the Gettysburg battlefield to look back at how Generals Robert E. Lee of the Confederate States and U.S Federal Army Gen. George G. Meade worked through the Battle of Gettysburg.

  • Camp Adventure counselors awarded certificates from commander

    Aug 18, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, USAG-Red Cloud commander, gives certificates of appreciation and his Commander's Coin of Excellence to (from right to left) Aimee Bloom, Samuel Walter, Chris Nowman, and Britta Holdun during the Camp Adventure closing ceremony held in the USAG-Red Cloud (South Korea) Community Activity Center Aug. 4. The four volunteers taught and supervised more than 50 children, from ages 5 through 13 who participated in Camp Adventure from June 15 to Aug. 14. Bloom and Walter worked in the USAG-Casey Camp Adventure and Nowman and Holdun worked in the USAG-Red Cloud Camp Adventure. All four counselors come to Area I from the University of Northern Iowa.

  • Family members search opportunities at job fair

    Aug 18, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Warrior Country provided another outlet for Soldiers and their Family members to settle in Korea by providing more than 40 agencies looking to hire at the USAG-Casey Digital Conference Center for the Fresh Start Career Job Fair July 31.

  • U.S. and Swazi veterinarians team up during MEDFLAG 09

    Aug 18, 2009

    When Swazi farmer Timothy Mathonsi saw U.S. Army and Swaziland veterinarians treating goats and cattle, he sought help for one of his cows that had an abnormal growth on its neck.

  • Building trust at 2009 LandWarNet Conference

    Aug 18, 2009

    "You have to think big. You have to think together." That was the first of many messages from the key speaker at the opening plenary session of the 2009 LandWarNet Conference here. The LWN Conference runs Aug. 18-22, and is a joint knowledge symposium headed by the Army's Chief Information Office/G-6 and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association designed to bring government and industry together to share ideas, best business practices, and future initiatives.

  • "Ironhorse" Soldiers visit Iraq Museum

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Long Knives add to Fort Hood History

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Long Knives give back to the Shine Team

    Aug 18, 2009

  • FOB Warrior holds memorial in honor of fallen Soldier

    Aug 18, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Soldiers, Airmen, Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army and civilians gathered to mourn the loss of Sgt. 1st Class James Polk in a memorial service held in his honor at Forward Operating Base Warrior, Kirkuk, Iraq, August 8.

  • San Bernardino Soldier trains Iraqi Police on humvee maintenance

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Lynnwood Soldier trains Iraqi Police on humvee maintenance

    Aug 18, 2009

  • "Lancer" mechanics maintain vehicles

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Soldiers undergo physical therapy to stay fit to fight

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Apache crews promote air-ground integration

    Aug 18, 2009

    Soldiers working on the ground can be limited, so adding aviation support to their mission increases the distance they can see and the firepower available. But knowing the in-depth details on how to use these air assets is not common knowledge - that is when the pilots from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade stepped in.

  • Army's only OCONUS Special Operations Training Center celebrates 30 years

    Aug 18, 2009

    On June 25, 2009, the International Special Training Center (ISTC) in Pfullendorf, Germany, celebrated its 30-year anniversary. The ISTC provides centralized advanced training for Special Forces and similar units, and was established in 1974 when a European and NATO Army Sub-Group Conference suggested the centralization of training for long range reconnaissance patrol units and Special Operation Forces in a joint training facility in Europe.

  • Air Cav Chinooks play large role in mission support

    Aug 18, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Since the Vietnam War, Army aviation has increased the efficiently of logistics - keeping supplies and Soldiers off the dangerous roads below.

  • Electronically defeating the enemy

    Aug 18, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Known as the "Tetris guys" to many, the electronic warfare officers of the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division cultivate an air of mystery.

  • Long Knives bid farewell to Brigade Commander: Brigade welcomes Col. Winski

    Aug 18, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - After leading his Soldiers during a year-long deployment in Iraq, the commander of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division "Long Knives" relinquished responsibility of his unit Aug. 6, to the brigade's newest commander.

  • Building the NCO Backbone

    Aug 18, 2009

    Noncommissioned officers of every rank helped construct a symbol of strength that illustrates the NCO's importance in the United States Army in the C.L. Hoover Opera House Aug. 12 during the Noncommissioned Officer Backbone Ceremony.

  • Screaming Eagles participate in "Run and Shoot" event

    Aug 18, 2009

    Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division participate in an endurance and marksmanship competition.

  • Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers welcomed to NCO corps together

    Aug 18, 2009

    The U.S. Army tradition of recognizing newly promoted noncommissioned officers to the NCO corps is through an NCO induction ceremony, a time-honored tradition for the U.S. Army, which has been shared with the new Iraqi Army.

  • Commentary: Reflections of Kuwait

    Aug 18, 2009

    The heat is usually one of the first things that come to mind when mentioning a deployment to Kuwait. Yes, it does get hot, and yes, frequent dust storms tend to take the fun out of outdoor activity. Being a former Soldier, deployment to this area is nothing new. Since the last time I visited this little known vacation spot in '04, not much has changed. What I didn't realize sitting back at my comfortable desk at JMC was the tasks I had thought of as mundane and sometimes pointless, had direct impact in a theater of operations thousands of miles away.

  • 62d Engineer digs a blood drive at Fort Hood

    Aug 18, 2009

    Cpt. Kristy Norquist arranged an Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) blood drive for her Soldiers assigned to the rear detachment for the 62nd Engineer Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Joint engineer mission to span the Tigris

    Aug 18, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The Tigris River, or in Arabic Nahr Dijlah, winds itself through the very heart of Baghdad. For centuries, it has provided life-sustaining water and enabled trade in Mesopotamia.

  • Connect to LandWarNet 2009 via DoD Connect Online (DCO)

    Aug 18, 2009

  • COMPREHENSIVE SOLDIER FITNESS

    Aug 18, 2009

    An update on the Army's initiative to create the CSF program that will develop and institute a holistic, resilience-building program for Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians, and also educate about resilience and post traumatic growth.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Contestants Battle It Out in POM Singing Contest

    Aug 18, 2009

    Round 1 of POM 2009 Operation Rising Star contest. Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) active duty students, staff and family members tested their singing abilities in front of a panel of judges and an energetic crowd on August 7 at the Hobson Center for the opening round of the Presidio of Monterey's (POM) 2009 Operation Rising Star competition.

  • ARMY CLAIMS TROPHY AT POM COMMANDER'S CUP RACE

    Aug 18, 2009

    The Presidio of Monterey's (POM) Commander's Cup was held at the track adjacent to the Price Fitness Center on August 5. The race, which takes place quarterly, is a running competition involving all branches of military present at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC).

  • Depot officially opens $85M engine plant

    Aug 18, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--The depot formally opened its new Powertrain Flexible Maintenance Facility on Aug. 12 at 9 a.m. with a ribbon cutting, signifying the end of a three-year construction project. Federal, state and local leaders were here to tour the facility, which houses overhaul and repair work on reciprocating diesel engines for combat vehicles.

  • COMPREHENSIVE SOLDIER FITNESS ARMY MEDIA ADVISORY August 19, 2009

    Aug 18, 2009

    An update on the Army's initiative to create the CSF program that will develop and institute a holistic, resilience-building program for Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians, and also educate about resilience and post traumatic growth.

  • Working to get the water flowing

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Preventive medicine: Keeping Soldiers contamination-free

    Aug 18, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-Threats in Iraq come from more than just improvised explosive devices. Snakes, spiders, E. coli and various other unpleasant realities are also what Soldiers must contend with while in Iraq.

  • Iraqi Police graduate basic recruit training

    Aug 18, 2009

    In the new "advise and assist" phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom, coalition forces are training Iraqi Security Forces to conduct combat operations instead of mounting unilateral combat operations.

  • University of Phoenix Severely Injured Veterans Scholarship Fund

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Interstate Compact on Education Opportunity for Military Children

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Mullen: U.S. military benefits from foreign language training

    Aug 18, 2009

    No training is more crucial to the U.S. military than education in critical foreign languages and cultures, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said recently.

  • Fort Lee, Virginia

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Car Auction Photo

    Aug 18, 2009

    Photo from Russo and Steele Car Auction.

  • Fort Knox, Kentucky

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Fort Jackson, South Carolina

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Fort Irwin, California

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Fort Hunter Liggett, California

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Blue Angels Touch Down at Elementary School

    Aug 18, 2009

    Children at Monterey's La Mesa Elementary School received a visit from members of the Blue Angels

  • Fort Huachuca, Arizona

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Fort Hood, Texas

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Fort Hamilton, New York

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Fort Gordon, Georgia

    Aug 18, 2009

  • National Guard embraces social media

    Aug 18, 2009

    Even in the 140-character brevity demanded of a tweet, the enthusiasm was evident: "Just shot my first rounds from a M1A1 Main Battle Tank. Killed 3 of 4 targets. Best Tank on the planet!"

  • Fort Gillem, Georgia

    Aug 18, 2009

  • BOSS Soldiers learn SHARP skills at conference

    Aug 18, 2009

    The battle to rid the Army of sexual assault and harassment was taken to new heights last week, as members of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers chapters gathered at the 2009 Department of the Army BOSS Forum here.

  • Army civilians inducted into Senior Fellows program

    Aug 18, 2009

    Twelve civilians selected by the Army secretariat board have been inducted into the Senior Fellows program where they will spend the next two to three years undergoing executive education while gaining professional experience.

  • OTHER COMMANDS

    Aug 18, 2009

  • TRADOC conference welcomes bloggers, journalists

    Aug 18, 2009

    For the first time, bloggers and journalists are attending the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's semi-annual TRADOC Senior Leaders Conference (TSLC) in Gettysburg, Pa. from Aug. 18 to 20.

  • ARMY CONTRACTING COMMAND

    Aug 18, 2009

  • Geren to remain as Senate delays successor's confirmation

    Aug 18, 2009

  • 1st SFG(A) Unit Ministry Team Organizes White Water Rafting Trip

    Aug 18, 2009

    About 20 single Soldiers of 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) took a white-water rafting trip near White Salmon, Wash. Aug 5.

  • The moment I realized that I was actually going to war

    Aug 18, 2009

    Fort Benning Ga. - I can remember how miserable I was at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin Calif., as the cold winter of January 2007 did everything it could to paralyze me. No matter how many layers of clothes I put on, how long I tried to stand by the portable heaters or how many times I told myself to "Soldier up", I didn't feel any better about the below zero temperature. Still, I knew that NTC was my step before I deployed to Iraq and I wanted to make sure I was ready.

  • USASOC dining facility to represent at Army's 2009 Connelly Awards

    Aug 18, 2009

    The U.S. Army Special Operation Command Dining Facility was recently chosen to represent the Installation Management Command-Southeast at the Department of the Army-level 2009 Philip A. Connelly Awards.

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