Archive: Aug 2009

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  • Homes for Troops

    Aug 18, 2009

    Hundreds of individuals and dozens of area businesses participated in the Homes for Troops project to benefit the Wallace family.

  • 5th Special Forces Group welcomes new commander

    Aug 18, 2009

    The Soldiers of 5th Special Forces Group bade farewell to Col. Christopher Conner and welcomed home Col. Mark Mitchell during a change of command ceremony Aug. 14.

  • EFMP Camp: ACS offers five days of fun for local kids

    Aug 18, 2009

    Andre Ross, 10, said he really enjoyed making his papier-mAfAcchAfA football at the Arts and Cultural Center Aug. 12, but he said the best part of the Heidelberg Exceptional Family Member Program Summer Camp was visiting the animals at the Walldorf Tierpark.

  • FMWR's Hired! program offers apprenticeships

    Aug 18, 2009

    Twenty-nine students were successfully placed with HIRED!, a teen-apprenticeship program recently introduced to the Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg community that provides paid apprenticeships for 15- to 18-year-olds.

  • Soldiers Turn Actors in Spirit of America

    Aug 18, 2009

    While training to defend the Nation's capital and maintain the United States Army's time honored ceremonies and traditions for the world to see, the Soldiers of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington also prepare each August to tell the Army's story through the Soldiers' eyes, in the unique, patriotic show, Spirit of America.

  • Army Field Band senior leader says goodbye after 34 years of service

    Aug 18, 2009

    After 34 years of service, senior leader and first Command Sgt. Maj. of The United States Army Field Band, Command Sgt. Maj. David W. Keller, retires.

  • Servicemembers risk permanent damage if they ignore hearing protection

    Aug 18, 2009

    According to Air Force Staff Sgt. Lee Adams, an Ear, Nose and Throat technician at Bagram Airfield, more than 50 percent of the patients seen in the ENT walk-in clinics are there for hearing related issues.

  • Reading program enhances understanding of German history, replicates Berlin Wall

    Aug 18, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Thirty-three Grafenwoehr and Vilseck children gathered with family members and library staff Aug. 10 at Dick Hauter Lake on Camp Heritage to tear down a symbolic replica of the Berlin Wall as the culmination of the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Libraries summer reading program, celebrating 20 years of reunited Germany.

  • Odierno proposes three-part security force for Northern Iraq

    Aug 18, 2009

    The top U.S. commander in Iraq has proposed a tripartite arrangement between American, Iraqi and Kurdish forces to shore up security in disputed areas of northern Iraq.

  • Obama calls Afghan war 'fundamental' to U.S. defense

    Aug 18, 2009

    Terrorists who attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, are plotting to do so again, so defeating them is "fundamental to the defense of our people," President Barack Obama told veterans at the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Phoenix.

  • Travel health tips: Get smart before you depart

    Aug 18, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - We know that money can't buy health. So why do we diligently plan the financial aspect of our travels, yet totally forget - or wait until the last minute - before considering the health risks of the trip.

  • 11th ADA BDE/31st ADA BDE Transition of Authority

    Aug 18, 2009

    A transfer of authority ceremony from the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade to the 31st ADA Brigade took place at the BCP Theater, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Aug. 15. Col. Daniel L. Karbler, 31st ADA, brigade commander, assumed command authority for the Central Command Air Defense Brigade Headquarters Patriot Mission from Col. Joseph P. DeAntona, 11th ADA, brigade commander.

  • American Red Cross raises funds for Family programs to be held in Area I

    Aug 18, 2009

    Jana Fullmer (third from left) looks on while American Red Cross volunteers prepare hot dogs for hungry patrons during the American Red Cross fundraising event held on USAG-Casey July 31. Fulmer said the event raised more than $1,200 for future programs being planned this year. More courses and classes are coming in September: A Baby-sitting Instructor Course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in USAG-Casey Army Community Services classroom. Community CPR and First Aid Course from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12, in the Army Community Services classroom. The course has a fee of $40. The American Red Cross Disaster Course will be held Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the USAG-Casey Family Readiness Group building 2403. This course is free and open to the public. The International Humanitarian Law Course will be held Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. also in the FRG building. It is also free and open to the public.

  • Soldiers learn to speak Korean on Casey

    Aug 18, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - More than 40 Soldiers gathered for classes to learn to speak the Korean language July 30 in USAG-Casey's Education Center. The class is taught by three Korean nationals hired by the Northern Gyeongi-gi Provincial Office to teach their native language to Soldiers who wish to learn from July 7 to Aug. 27.

  • Three IR employees receive DFM certification

    Aug 18, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson (far right), USAG Red Cloud commander, gives encouraging remarks to (left to right) Hong, Song Nan, senior evaluator, Song, Yong Hwa, evaluator, and Kim, Son Kyong, evaluator, in the Internal Review office on Red Cloud August 4. The three IR evaluators successfully completed the certification for Defense Financial Manager, which is designed for the Department of Defense financial management work force. The certification used to be limited to U.S. Civilians, but now it is open to Korean employees as well. There are eight Korean nationals who received this certificate throughout Area I.

  • Warrior Country welcomes its first School Liaison Officer

    Aug 18, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON South Korea - Keeping Warrior Country the assignment of choice is easier to explain to Soldiers arriving in Area I now that Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation has added Marie Johnson to the staff as school liaison officer.

  • Presidio of Monterey Golf Tourney

    Aug 17, 2009

    Twenty-two teams of four players each enjoyed sunshine and fellowship on a nearly-new golf course at the second quarterly Presidio of Monterey golf outing.

  • Youth Center hosts British soccer tutorial

    Aug 17, 2009

  • Youth Center hosts British soccer tutorial

    Aug 17, 2009

    ORD MILITARY Community recently received its own "British Invasion" but this time in the form of soccer coaches

  • Volunteers ensure success of Vacation Bible School

    Aug 17, 2009

    Vacation Bible School was held at the Presidio's Ord Military Chapel, attracting 141 children and 60 volunteers and staff

  • Volunteers ensure success of Vacation Bible School

    Aug 17, 2009

    Vacation Bible School at Presidio

  • Navy Beats Marines at POM Intramural Softball Championship

    Aug 17, 2009

    Navy wins the Presidio of Monterey Softball tournament.

  • Task Force 120 - Network Capability Sets

    Aug 17, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> A Capability Set includes interoperable communication systems and applications fielded together to strengthen Brigade Combat Team (BCT) Battle Command Network and improve effectiveness in today's operational environment. New capability sets will continue to build upon the current network every two years, upgrading units' communication capabilities to provide capabilities most in demand. Capability Set fielding will be synchronized with the Army Force Generation Model, and will include the necessary doctrine, organization, training, and leader development required to train, maintain, and fight as a fully integrated BCTs.

  • CJTF-HOA civil affairs team helps rebuild fire devastated neighborhood in Djibouti City

    Aug 17, 2009

    Zamzam Ahmed Dinbil was asleep in a second floor bedroom, her one-year-old daughter beside her, when the fire began that destroyed 21 homes and displaced 126 people in the Quarter 7 BIS neighborhood in the Boulaos commune of Djibouti on Aug. 10, 2009.

  • PRESS RELEASE: PSYOP Soldier dies after IED blast

    Aug 17, 2009

    A U.S. Army Psychological Operations Soldier was killed Aug. 16 of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Herat Province, Afghanistan

  • Third Army breaks ground on new headquarters, prepares for move to Shaw Air Force Base

    Aug 17, 2009

    Third Army/U.S. Army Central began a historic step in its move from Fort McPherson, Ga., to Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C. as leaders broke ground for the unit's new command and control complex.

  • Soldier-mechanics share tricks of trade with Iraqis

    Aug 17, 2009

    Soldiers and Iraqi police officers conducted Humvee maintenance training Aug. 12, that will help provide a sustainable, Iraqi-driven support system after U.S. forces have been completely withdrawn from the country.

  • Coming Home Project

    Aug 17, 2009

  • Follow the TRADOC Senior Leaders Conference

    Aug 17, 2009

    From 18 - 20 August, TRADOC invites you to follow the TRADOC Senior Leaders Conference blog via the Small Wars Journal discussion board.

  • Army retiree promotes diversity, respect

    Aug 17, 2009

    Army retiree returns to military to give 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Army Reserve Soldiers, a seminar on diversity and respect.

  • Middle school teens improve environment with recycling

    Aug 17, 2009

    So when Earth Day rolled around this year on April 22, it was the perfect opportunity for CYSS middle school and teen programs to discuss the citizenship pillar of Character Counts, which involves making a child's school and community better by doing things like being a good neighbor, obeying laws and rules, protecting the environment and more. As a result, the kids started a recycling program.

  • Casualty Assistance Center trains local police

    Aug 17, 2009

    Fort Polk's relationship with the local community continued its forward momentum July 30 in Alexandria. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office honor guard, in an effort to hone its funeral procedures, received training from the Fort Polk Casualty Assistance Center.

  • Motor sergeant earns prestigious recruiting award

    Aug 17, 2009

    As the "Year of the NCO" continues, a motor sergeant who earned a prestigious recruiting award before coming to Fort Polk this year, exemplifies Army values, according to his command leadership.

  • Fort Bragg works to fix gridlock

    Aug 17, 2009

    Fort Bragg takes steps now to divert gridlock in the future.

  • Tiger Brigade ready to drive advisor training mission

    Aug 17, 2009

    As Soldiers of the 162nd Infantry Brigade get ready to take over the Army mission of training combat advisors, they got their turn in the driver's seat while visiting a small group advisor cadre at Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Fort Bragg's newcomers' orientation helps ease transition

    Aug 17, 2009

    If Soldiers or their Families sometimes feel overwhelmed by arriving on a new installation, Fort Bragg offers a newcomers' orientation to help facilitate the transition.

  • WW II veterans reflect on how music helped them cope with wartime service

    Aug 17, 2009

    Battle of the Bulge veterans recently reflected on how popular music during their wartime service helped them to cope with their experiences.

  • Fort Bragg hero treasures American citizenship most

    Aug 17, 2009

    Sgt Ulises Lopez, becomes a U.S, citizen after being wounded in Afghanistan, rejoining his unit and completing jumpmaster school.

  • Fort Bragg NCO earns spot on U.S. Archery team

    Aug 17, 2009

    Sgt. 1st. Class David "Keith" Trail shot his way to finish 8th out of 385 compound bow archers at the 125th U.S. National Archery Tournament Aug. 3 to Friday at Joyce Park in Hamilton, Ohio. His 8th place finish secures a spot on the U.S. Archery Team (compound bow). He will represent the United States around the globe next year at World Cup tournaments. Trail finished 6th overall for Men's compound bow division in the National Archer's Association's rolling rankings.

  • Soldiers get advanced motorcycle training as post prepares to field new police motorcycle force

    Aug 17, 2009

    Fort Bragg trains motorcycle police force as bikes return to streets.

  • Clearance team ensures safe roads from Maysan to Basra

    Aug 17, 2009

    Combat engineers assigned to Task Force Saber performed their final route clearance mission in southern Maysan province before packing up and heading to the new territory of Basra Province, July 20.

  • The Two Sides of General Washington

    Aug 17, 2009

    The Battle of Brooklyn and its aftermath exposed General George Washington's inexperience as a field commander, but highlighted his firm determination and resourcefulness in the face of a superior, opposing force.

  • Employees produce 100,000 Blue Force kits

    Aug 17, 2009

    Tobyhanna's workload on a key tracking system has reached new heights in support of warfighters around the world.

  • U.S. Army North NCOs adapt to new challenges during Vibrant Response 2009

    Aug 17, 2009

    Most Soldiers have come to expect that their next assignment will lead to another change in scenery on the eve of yet another deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Presidio of Monterey Golf Outing

    Aug 17, 2009

  • 'First Lady' of XVIII Airborne Corps leaves Fort Bragg with legacy of support for Soldiers

    Aug 17, 2009

  • "Can-do" attitude helps employee earn quarterly award

    Aug 17, 2009

    A Systems Integration and Support Directorate employee earned a depot-level award for his dedication, training skills, and "can-do" attitude, which helps raise morale dedication and increases production in the Component Refinishing Branch.

  • Specialist takes gold at world shotgun championship

    Aug 17, 2009

    It may be wise to make sure you are in the presence of U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier Spc. Vincent Hancock next Aug. 16. Hancock reigned over the entire field of competitors Aug. 16 and won the gold medal in Men's Skeet at the 2009 International Sport Shooting Federation Shotgun World Championships in Maribor, Slovenia.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps commanding general closes 'decisive, historic' command

    Aug 17, 2009

  • USAAC links

    Aug 17, 2009

  • Dragon 6 departs

    Aug 17, 2009

  • Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley links package

    Aug 17, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, commander, U.S. Army Accessions Command

  • Little League World Series slips from Wolverines' grasp

    Aug 17, 2009

    If only the Stuttgart Wolverines could turn back time. No doubt they would rewind to July 19, when the junior Little League team was just one victory away from earning a spot in the 2009 Junior League Baseball World Series to be held this month.

  • Farmer takes command of PBCA

    Aug 17, 2009

    Storms and rain forced change of command activities for the Pine Bluff Chemical Activity inside the Arsenal Recreation Services Center July 14 as Lt. Col. Cliff R. Johnston, outgoing PBCA commander, passed the command colors to incoming commander Lt. Col. Nathaniel W. Farmer.

  • CARA-West mission is varied, dangerous at times

    Aug 17, 2009

    If you didn't know it, the 20th Support Command Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives Analytical Remediation Activity, also known as CARA-West resides here at Pine Bluff Arsenal. Formerly, known as the Army Technical Escort Unit, the team, made up of civilian chemical engineering technicians, has a varied and sometimes dangerous mission.

  • Hundreds attend Military Retiree Day

    Aug 17, 2009

    A crowd of over 550 attended Tobyhanna's annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day, Aug. 8, at the Mack Field House. The depot's Retirement Services Office (RSO) hosted the event.

  • Study: Arsenal is 'best in class' in safety

    Aug 17, 2009

    Someone is keeping an eye on Pine Bluff Arsenal when it comes to the area of safety.

  • VBS blends bayou theme with Bible message

    Aug 17, 2009

    Learning about God doesn't have to be boring, according to the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Religious Support Office. Bible lessons can come in the form of a song, a game or even a snack.

  • Green Beret gave life 'leading his brothers in combat'

    Aug 17, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany -- On Aug. 4, the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), paid their respects to Chief Warrant Officer 2 Douglas Vose during a ceremony at Panzer Kaserne Chapel.

  • Wounded Warrior Project

    Aug 17, 2009

  • U.S. Paralympics Military Program

    Aug 17, 2009

  • Postal platoon Soldiers deliver themselves home

    Aug 17, 2009

    For 15 months, 17 Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, 566th Postal Company, delivered thousands of pounds of mail through three different Army Post Offices in the region of Baghdad, Iraq. However, their last delivery may be their most memorable, as it was the one that brought them back to Stuttgart on July 29.

  • University of Phoenix Severely Injured Veterans Scholarship Fund

    Aug 17, 2009

  • Soldier wins gold at World Championships

    Aug 17, 2009

    Spc. Vincent Hancock, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, reigned over the entire field of competitors Sunday and won the gold medal in Men's Skeet at the 2009 International Sport Shooting Federation Shotgun World Championships in Maribor, Slovenia. The victory came exactly one year to the day when Hancock won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

  • Quick Hire of Military Spouses Starts in September

    Aug 17, 2009

    Quick Hire of Military Spouses Starts in September

  • Year of the Noncommissioned Officer Spotlight NCO

    Aug 17, 2009

  • National Guard adds Liberia to Partnership Program

    Aug 17, 2009

    The National Guard will add Liberia to its State Partnership Program this year (2009), bringing the number of African nations taking part in the program to eight.

  • Veteran Continues Service with Fort Lee Police

    Aug 17, 2009

    Sgt. Herlinda Rios loved the Army, loved developing and leading Soldiers and loved being part of something bigger than herself. Rios suffered injuries during the Global War on Terrorism and ended up in the Warriors in Transition Unit at Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond. After her recovery, she became a military police officer at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Fort Lee: A Post in Transformation

    Aug 17, 2009

    This is an update on Fort Lee development under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure decision.

  • Quick hire of military spouses starts in September

    Aug 17, 2009

    Under a personnel rule that takes effect next month, some military spouses could be quickly hired for federal jobs without going through the usual competitive process.

  • Army Family Covenant survey located online

    Aug 17, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The Aug. 15 unveiling of a new, online survey is allowing Soldiers and their families to express frank opinions about anything related to the Army Family Covenant, and just what they think it's done or not done since its inception two years ago.

  • U.S. Army sergeant major helps man from mangled car

    Aug 17, 2009

    An 8th U.S. Army sergeant major freed a man from his mangled car July 8 after it flew off the Busan-Seoul Expressway near Daejon, Korea.

  • FORT BRAGG PARATROOPERS RECEIVE MEDALS FOR VALOR IN AFGHANISTAN

    Oct 13, 2011

    Two paratroopers from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division were awarded medals for valor 3 Aug. at Fury Field. Maj. Gen. Daniel Allyn, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg deputy commanding general, presented Staff Sgt. Ryan Gloyer, 27, with the Bronze Star medal with V device and Sgt. Donald Kuehner, 23, with the Army Commendation Medal with V device for their actions in 2007 while deployed with the 4th BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. in Afghanistan.

  • Two days of hell, nine men of valor

    Oct 7, 2011

    On two separate days in April, members of Company B, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), were engaged in hostile enemy action, resulting in nine of its members receiving awards for valor.

  • An Update on the Post-9/11 GI Bill: Good Things to Know

    Aug 16, 2009

    What is it' The Post-9/11 GI Bill has been in effect since August 1, 2009 and the interest among Soldiers and family members has been very high. Eligible Soldiers can use the benefit for themselves or transfer the benefit to their spouses or children. Soldiers and spouses who use the benefit while the Soldier is still on active duty will enjoy full payment of all their undergraduate or graduate courses and fees. For all others, up to 36 months of benefits will be paid based on a sliding scale linked to the Soldier's qualifying active duty service since September 9, 2001.

  • Chief of Staff visits first-ever master resiliency course

    Aug 16, 2009

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited the pilot class for Army "Master Resiliency Trainers" at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa., on Aug. 15, 2009. The class is in support of a new Army program called "Comprehensive Soldier Fitness" that is being developed to provide Army families, civilians and Soldiers better mental fitness resources.

  • Getting some downtime

    Aug 16, 2009

    A photo slideshow showing how Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, spend some of their free time in-between patrols at the Charkh district cent in Logar province, Afghanistan.

  • Khost PRT gets boots on the ground

    Aug 16, 2009

    Soldiers, Sailors, and U.S. Department of state members hit the streets of Khost city, Afghanistan, to talk to locals about the upcoming elections.

  • Soldiers battle Afghan insurgents in Korengal valley

    Aug 15, 2009

    After a 20-minute gun battle with insurgent forces, U.S. Soldiers watch as Air Force F-15 fighter jets destroy insurgent positions with bombs in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan's Kunar province, Aug. 13, 2009.

  • Chemical Soldiers visit Anniston Activity, incinerator

    Aug 14, 2009

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA), Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., has the mission of safely storing the U.S. stockpile of chemical munitions in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Oregon, and Utah. CMA is also managing the safe demilitarization of the stockpile in Alabama, Arkansas, Oregon, and Utah. Since operations began in 1990, 65 percent of the stockpile (20,425 tons), in more than 2,198,500 individual munitions and containers, has been eliminated. Chemical Corps (Dragon) Soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., wanted to see some of the stockpile and learn how it was being demilitarized. They traveled to Anniston (Ala.) Army Depot and did just that.

  • AFTB helps newcomers master the military environment

    Aug 14, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Volunteer instructors guided more than 20 military spouses through the ins and outs of Army life during an Army Family Team Building (AFTB) class at the Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Academy, here, Aug. 4.

  • Yee-haw! Recreation Round-Up showcases best of FMWR

    Aug 14, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Wearing cowboy hats and serving up chili, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) hosted a western-themed Recreation "Round-Up" expo at the Tropics, here, Aug. 7.

  • Local Alaska community honors USARPAC NCO of the Year

    Aug 14, 2009

    Local Alaska community members honor the 2009 U.S. Army Pacific NCO of the Year Staff Sgt. Neftali Bonilla, of Task Force 49, U.S. Army Alaska, during a ceremony at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Aug 13.

  • Talking Management: Leadership message from a four-star general

    Aug 14, 2009

  • Corps of Engineers planner puts 'A Hand Out For Hope'

    Aug 14, 2009

    Tanis Toland takes the lead during a drum circle during the "A Hand Out For Hope" event in downtown Sacramento Saturday, Aug. 8.

  • Lt. Gen Dennis Via taking oath of office

    Aug 14, 2009

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., administers the oath of office to Lt. Gen. Dennis Via career during his promotion ceremony at the Pentagon, VA., on Aug 14, 2009

  • Bald eagle family at Corps' Eastman Lake grows by 3

    Aug 14, 2009

    One of America's most productive bald eagle pairs calls the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District's Eastman Lake home. They have fledged 35 young since first nesting at Eastman in 1993.

  • Lt. Gen Dennis Via promotion ceremony

    Aug 14, 2009

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., shares highlights of Maj. Gen. Dennis Via career during his promotion ceremony at the Pentagon, VA., on Aug 14, 2009

  • AMC Retirement and Recognition Ceremony

    Aug 14, 2009

    Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command held a quarterly retirement and recognition ceremony at Fort Belvoir and Redstone Arsenal Aug. 14. Awards at Fort Belvoir were presented by Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, AMC commanding general, and Sgt. Maj. Jeffery J. Mellinger, AMC command sergeant major. Awards at Redstone Arsenal were presented by Lane Collie, HQAMC-Forward senior leader representative, pricipal deputy, G-3/5.

  • Lt. Gen. Dennis Via's promotion

    Aug 14, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Dennis Via was promoted to the rank of Lt. Gen. during a ceremony hosted by the Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey.

  • Soldiers, civilians train on new IED simulators

    Aug 14, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians from 19 different installations and facilities all over the country came to White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico in late July to learn how to use the latest in improvised explosive device simulation devices.

  • Spotlight NCO: U.S. Army Alaska small group leader puts stamp on WLC students

    Aug 14, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Matthew D. Hendrix is a small group leader (SGL) at the Sgt. 1st Class Christopher R. Brevard Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Fort Richardson, Alaska, where he helps groom tomorrow's leaders as part of the cadre of instructors who lead the Warrior Leader Course (WLC). He thinks the top factors that make him stand out as an NCO are his dedication to the Army and the drive for the success of his mission.

  • Unintended footsteps: Grandson follows his grandfather

    Aug 14, 2009

    Spc. John Sheldon, who is from Pittsburgh, Pa., had not intended to join the Army; he certainly did not intend to become a public affairs specialist, and he did not intend to follow in his grandfathers footsteps. But that's exactly what he has done-in his own way. ....Sheldon's grandfather was Walter, or Walt, Sheldon. ....."He is best known for his nonfiction work-it started with detective novels to pay the bills," John said. "(His writings were) first hand, non-fiction accounts and interviews of the occupation of Japan, and history of Vietnam, the history of the Korea war, and other biographical and U.S. military history books. (His best known work) is the 'The Honorable Conquerors' and it is also the most referenced book about the occupation of Japan." Other non-fiction work includes "Tigers in the Rice" 1969, "Hell or High Water" 1968, and "Tour of Duty" 1959.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT Soldier Takes Unique Path To Joining the Officer Corps

    Aug 14, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - From pastry chef, to college graduate, to staff sergeant, to newly-minted second lieutenant. That's the path 2nd Lt. AndrAfA Powell followed to get to Army Basic Officer Leader Course 1 (BOLC 1) graduation day. Powell pinned on as second lieutenant on Aug. 6, 2009, at a ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., after completing the first of three officer leadership courses.

  • Fort Eustis, Virginia

    Aug 14, 2009

  • Fort Drum, New York

    Aug 14, 2009

  • CECOM LCMC CG to Keynote at Pre-LandWarNet Commercial Satellite Users' Conference

    Aug 14, 2009

    The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to announce that Major General Randolph P. Strong, Commanding General of CECOM LCMC, Fort Monmouth, NJ, will keynote the 2nd Army Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop, held on Monday, August 17th, 2009, the pre-day of the LandWarNet 2009 conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • Soldier takes silver at world shotgun competition

    Aug 14, 2009

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier Spc. Jeff Holguin took home a silver medal Aug. 13 in Men's Double Trap at the 2009 International Sport Shooting Federation Shotgun World Championships in Maribor, Slovenia.

  • USACE decision sets focus for Chesapeake Bay oyster restoration

    Aug 14, 2009

    The stroke of a pen set the agenda for Chesapeake Bay oyster restoration, ending a controversy over the introduction of a non-native species.

  • New Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)

    Aug 14, 2009

    Joyce E. Morrow, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, administers the oath of office to the Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, the newly-appointed Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Aug. 12, 2009 at the Pentagon. Darcy's special guest, Ba Rudolph (center), assisted in the swearing-in ceremony.

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