Archive: Aug 2009

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  • Boy Scout creates meditation garden for Main Post Chapel

    Aug 14, 2009

    One day in January after attending daily Mass at the Main Post Chapel, Insahl Chenet noticed the shrubbery near the entrance of the chapel. "It didn't look too nice," the 15-year-old recalled. He examined the space and thought it would be a good idea to make a few changes.

  • Arctic MP NCOs lead team into Warrior Police Challenge

    Aug 14, 2009

    Nine U.S. Army Alaska military police officers were physically and mentally put to the test Aug. 6 - 7 at Fort Richardson during tryouts for the Warrior Police Challenge.

  • AUSA golf tournament honors WTU, raises thousands for Army programs

    Aug 14, 2009

    Friday isn't usually a fun day for the Warrior Transition Unit. While Fridays for some can be a day to putter into the weekend, for WTU Soldiers such as Capt. Kirk Butler, the day can mean MRIs and physical therapy. But last Friday, the steely-eyed expression and grunts weren't from pain but from trying to make the perfect putt on The Courses Fort Meade.

  • Fort Dix, New Jersey

    Aug 14, 2009

  • Fort Devens, Massachusetts

    Aug 14, 2009

  • Soldiers learn proper way to stab their battle buddy

    Aug 14, 2009

    Army Reserve Soldiers participating in Golden Cargo at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant recently enhanced their combat preparedness by taking the Combat life Saver Course conducted by the MCAAP fire department.A,A

  • Fort Carson, Colorado

    Aug 14, 2009

  • Fort Campbell, Kentucky

    Aug 14, 2009

  • Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico

    Aug 14, 2009

  • Fort Bragg, North Carolina

    Aug 14, 2009

  • Flight school leaders revise, improve training

    Aug 14, 2009

    In an effort to improve officer and Aviator training efficiency, the Army is revising its existing career development model.

  • Fort Bliss, Texas

    Aug 14, 2009

  • Firefighters earn Army applause

    Aug 14, 2009

    Fort Rucker community members can take comfort in knowing their firefighting force is top notch. Four Fort Rucker and 6th Military Police Detachment - Fire Protection Division (FPD) firefighters recently earned Army and Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Southeast awards for heroism and excellence.

  • Fort Benning, Georgia

    Aug 14, 2009

  • 'Bravo' effort -- Engineers wrap up Iraq deployment

    Aug 14, 2009

    The "Bravo Beasts" of B Company, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade are wrapping up their 15-month deployment in Iraq. They are preparing to return home to Fort Rucker in early September.

  • U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy shifts focus of curriculum

    Aug 14, 2009

    The 60th class of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy began nine months of instruction last week with a redesigned curriculum to reflect today's military.

  • Airborne troops participate in local service project

    Aug 14, 2009

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

  • Night on the town: Local community celebrates National Night Out

    Aug 14, 2009

    For Anthony Laus and his friends, National Night Out is more than a study in crime prevention. The annual event, held Aug. 4 on McGlachlin Parade Field, offers a final opportunity for the Fort Meade community to hang out before school begins.

  • Major General Kevin R. McBride, Assistant Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard

    Aug 14, 2009

    Major General Kevin R. McBride assumed his duties as the U.S. Army Materiel Command's Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard, on Feb. 1, 2009.

  • National Guard to add Liberia to state partnership program

    Aug 14, 2009

    This year the National Guard State Partnership Program will add another country to its ever expanding line-up in Africa.

  • AFRICOM commander visits 17th Air Force headquarters

    Aug 14, 2009

    Gen. William "Kip" Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, made his first visit to the newly renovated headquarters of 17th Air Force, also known as U.S. Air Forces Africa, Aug. 11, 2009.

  • U.S. Army Africa commander visits Tanzania

    Aug 14, 2009

    Meeting with senior leaders of the Tanzania Peoples Defence Forces, Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett III, echoed messages President Barrack Obama delivered during his trip to Ghana in July.

  • Volunteers provide free physicals for area youth

    Aug 14, 2009

    With Labor Day just around the corner, the summer is coming to an end for school children throughout the Mount Vernon community. For Fairfax County Public Schools, classes begin the day after Labor Day and the time has come for children to get their yearly physicals. For families who cannot afford medical insurance, this can be difficult.

  • Demobilization at Fort McCoy, Wis.

    Aug 14, 2009

  • Year of the NCO: McCoy personnel participate in pre-game activities

    Aug 14, 2009

    Two dozen Soldiers from Fort McCoy played leading roles in the opening ceremonies at a La Crosse baseball game July 24. The Soldiers' participation was part of the installation's support of the Army's celebration of the Year of the NCO.

  • Six-member dental team treats 55 Swazi patients

    Aug 14, 2009

    A six-member combined dental team from the Air Force, Army and Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force (USDF) treated 55 patients during the two-day dental civic assistance project (DENCAP) as part of exercise MEDFLAG 09 here, Aug. 6-7.

  • Preparations begin for move to new Child Development Center at Fort McCoy

    Aug 14, 2009

    The new Child Development Center, building 1796 at Fort McCoy, is moving steadily toward a projected Sept. 1 opening date.

  • Africa Command helps countries face common challenges

    Aug 14, 2009

    U.S. Africa Command is hitting its stride as it works with African nations to confront common security challenges, a Pentagon official said.

  • Missing Link: Program helps orient teens to life overseas

    Aug 14, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Military teens know what it feels like to move from one place to another, making new friends and feeling lost in a crowd.

  • CSA at World Affairs Council of Charlotte

    Aug 14, 2009

  • Social Media Allows the Public to Participate in TRADOC Senior Leader Talks

    Aug 13, 2009

    <b>What is it'</b> During the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) semi-annual Senior Leaders Conference (TSLC) TRADOC leaders discuss emerging issues and chart the way ahead. Now for the first time, TRADOC will make the conference transparent and seek public interaction by allowing anyone to follow the conversation, contribute comments and ask questions via a Small Wars Journal (SWJ) discussion board. At the August 18 to 20 conference, two editors and a moderator from SWJ will blog live, providing readers observations and ongoing commentary about the proceedings.

  • USARAK NCOs ready Soldiers for deployment

    Aug 13, 2009

    Leaders of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, at Fort Richardson, Alaska prepare Soldiers for deployment by conducting Individual Readiness Training Aug. 10 at the Education Center. The Soldiers will join the 4-25 units already conducting missions in Afghanistan. The IRT classes included lessons on security and route safety, combat life saving methods and first aid, and operational security.

  • USACE People: Student employee brings passion for bats to the Corps

    Aug 13, 2009

    Sacramento District student employee Chandra Jenkins hopes to someday incorporate her hobby of studying bats into her regulatory work for the Corps.

  • New Deputy Garrison Commander ready for the BRAC challenge

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - In some ways, Fort Benning doesn't look much different than it did 43 years ago - the last time George Steuber was here for advanced individual training and jump school, he said.

  • Leaders work toward partnership between WTB, center

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - U.S. Congressman Ike Skelton said he hopes to see a partnership develop between the institute and Fort Benning's Warrior Transition Battalion to help more troops.

  • Unauthorized gear risky to Soldiers

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Soldiers are putting themselves at risk by using unauthorized ballistic protection and body armor. That's the message the Army is passing down to troops this week following reports of Soldiers buying protective gear from unapproved sources.

  • Hundreds turn out for firepower demonstration

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - With several hundred people packed into viewing stands at Red Cloud Range, the Bradley Fighting Vehicles and Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles rolled into view.

  • Program links post, disabled college students

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Fort Benning got a boost this summer from a Department of Labor effort aimed at providing disabled college students with meaningful employment, officials said.

  • Audie Murphy center opens

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Audie Murphy Fitness Center opened with a new look and a new name Monday after a monthlong renovation. Now called the Audie Murphy Athletic Performance Enhancement Center, the center is the only one of its kind at Fort Benning, said Carol Gearheart, sports specialist of the facility. The center is modeled after the Tucker Performance Center at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Sen. Saxby Chambliss visits Fort Benning

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - After observing the training, Chambliss shook hands with some of the Soldiers. Aca,!A"It makes me proud that youAca,!a,,cre Georgians and youAca,!a,,cre here for the right reasons. WeAca,!a,,cll (make) a better America because of what you do.Aca,!A?

  • 100th MDB Conduct Virtual Convoy Training

    Aug 13, 2009

    On Thursday August 13, the 100th Missile Defense Brigade (Ground-based Midcourse Defense) conducted Army Warrior Training using the Virtual Convoy Operations Trainer on Fort Carson, Colorado.

  • 6th RTB Soldier deploys via CRC

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Facing his first Afghanistan tour, SPC Jon Kofron isn't overly concerned about the delicate security situation there. He said he'd simply rely on his preparation and mechanics.

  • "Wings of Lightning" Combat Aviation Brigade returns to Iraq

    Aug 13, 2009

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade held its deployment ceremony at Wheeler Army Airfield, Aug. 10, signifying the official start of the unit's deployment to northern Iraq.

  • 988th MPs return home from Iraq

    Aug 13, 2009

    A military police company that introduced police transition teams to Iraq's Maysan Province has returned home following a yearlong deployment, which saw the withdrawal of forces from Iraqi cities, villages and localities. Nearly 50 troops with the 988th Military Police Company arrived Monday at Lawson Army Airfield after completing a mission to train and mentor Iraqi police.

  • Ceremony honors forgotten vets of 'Operation Dragoon'

    Aug 13, 2009

    Thirty World War II veterans from across the country traveled to Arlington National Cemetery Aug. 5, for the first formal U.S. ceremony honoring veterans who participated in Operation Dragoon, the allied invasion of Southern France in August of 1944.

  • Khaan Quest 2009 begins with UNSOC

    Aug 13, 2009

    Approximately 35 officers representing nine countries began the United Nations Staff Officers Course, the first official event of Khaan Quest 2009, on Monday.

  • Muslim chaplain brings unique perspective to Army

    Aug 13, 2009

    Ten years ago, when he was a battalion commander at Fort Sill, Okla., then - Col. Jim Davis received a call that the Army had a new chaplain for his Soldiers - and he was a Muslim.

  • Largest-ever ILE class begins

    Aug 13, 2009

    Fifty-eight flags representing the 67 international students from those countries were place alongside the United States colors during the Command and General Staff College's Intermediate Level Education course opening day ceremony Aug. 10 in Lewis and Clark Center's Eisenhower Auditorium.

  • Dream Team

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Book Captures Spirit of Magazine Cartoonist

    Aug 13, 2009

    As the Army's PS Magazine celebrates its 58th year in publication, a book about its history is hot off the presses. The author, Paul Fitzgerald, tells the history of celebrated graphic novelist and artist Will Eisner, who spent 21 years bringing the material in PS Magazine to life. "PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly has been in existence for over 58 years. In any organization that's been around that long, you run the risk of losing the institutional memories, the earliest anecdotes and stories, and the actual truth involved with your organization's origin," Stuart Henderson, production manager at PS Magazine, said. "None of our current staff members were with PS during those early years. I know of only four living people who were, and one of them is Paul Fitzgerald."

  • Welcome to class ...School's in session on Fort McPherson

    Aug 13, 2009

    Eighteen small faces looked around the room with a mixture of different emotions. Some smiled, the joy at a new adventure radiating off their faces. Others had darting eyes, curiosity prompting them to take in the alien environment. And yet another group bore tears and looks of anger, saddened at leaving home. The first day of school can be quite an experience for a young child at Fort McPherson.

  • Army transporters: In it for the long haul

    Aug 13, 2009

    Working long hours with little recuperation time is often the life of a transporter. Army transporters during Golden Cargo annual training welcomed the training and experience- because they are in it for the long haul.

  • USAMU Soldier takes silver at Worlds

    Aug 13, 2009

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier Spc. Jeff Holguin took home a silver medal today in Men's Double Trap at the 2009 International Sport Shooting Federation Shotgun World Championships in Maribor, Slovenia. The U.S. team consisting of three USAMU Soldiers won the team gold medal and broke a world record.

  • Interns Take Team Building on the Road

    Aug 13, 2009

    People joining the Redstone work force hear a lot about team building. A group of interns from the AMCOM Security Assistance Management Directorate found a creative way to put the idea into action. They took team building to the beach. Nine interns, including two from the Integrated Materiel Management Center, headed south June 19-24 to Destin, Fla. The idea was to have fun while building their relationships and getting to know one another.

  • Army Showcased at AUSA Annual Meeting

    Aug 13, 2009

    If you want to be close to the heartbeat of the Army, then attending the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army is the place to be. Set for Oct. 4-7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation's capitol, the 2009 AUSA Annual Meeting will provide its members with presentations by high-level Army officials, more than 500 Army and industry exhibits, and professional development forums for Soldiers, Army family members and industry executives. More than 30,000 attendees, including senior leaders from the Army, Department of Defense and Congress, will participate. "The purpose of the annual meeting and associated exhibitions is to recognize the achievements of Soldiers and AUSA chapters during the previous year, provide a forum for discussion of pertinent issues impacting our Soldiers and the Army, and provide training for chapter leadership in organizing their individual chapter activities," said retired Col. Steve Taylor, president of the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of AUSA.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers train C-RAM sailors

    Aug 13, 2009

    Fort Sill trains sailors on the use of the C-RAM gun

  • Local Firefighters Learn Ropes at Redstone Arsenal

    Aug 13, 2009

    "Where's the elevator at'" quipped a firefighter as he climbed the steps of an old NASA test stand. The mothballed test stand and a nearby blockhouse were the site the afternoon of Aug. 5 for an Alabama Fire College Rope Rescue Class. Redstone Fire and Emergency Services conducted the training last week for Redstone, Huntsville and Madison firefighters. "It's a 40-hour class," Jeff Burns, one of the three instructors, said. "It's called technical rope rescue, it's a rope rescue class."

  • Head Lice Represent Touchy Subject at School

    Aug 13, 2009

    They're as small as a pencil lead yet just mentioning them makes people start to itch. What are they' Head lice! With school starting, these little pests will be moving through school age heads with a vengeance. Students, parents and teachers should know how head lice are transmitted and how to recognize and treat infestations.

  • Message of Loss and Hope for Suicide Prevention

    Aug 13, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Mark Graham's resume reads like a who's who of an aspiring career Soldier - service in Desert Storm, first active duty Army colonel to command a National Guard brigade in peacetime, director of the largest military evacuation following the Hurricane Katrina devastation in New Orleans, deputy commander of the U.S. Army North at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and currently the commander of Division West and Fort Carson, Colo. Graham's resume includes numerous other assignments in his 32 years of military service along with numerous awards and decorations. But, in coming years, Graham may become best known for the losses he and his wife and their daughter have suffered during the past six years - the suicide death of son Kevin, a top ROTC cadet, in 2003, and the death of son Jeff, a second lieutenant, in 2004 as a result of a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq.

  • DoD logistics information system transfers to CECOM software center

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT LEE, Va. - It will be a bit of a homecoming when sustainment and system management responsibilities for one of the Department of Defense's primary logistics information systems transfer this fall from an Army systems acquisitions organization to one dedicated to life-cycle sustainment.

  • Fort Benning, Georgia

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Fort Belvoir, Virginia

    Aug 13, 2009

  • A Tale of Two ARSSTs

    Aug 13, 2009

    Army Space Support Teams rotate in and out of Iraq to provide combat operations support for I MEF Forward and II MEF.

  • Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Mechanics keep everything in motion

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Fort Huachuca USAG gets to know commander

    Aug 13, 2009

    During an All Hands Meeting at Cochise Theater July 23, Col. Timothy Faulkner, U.S. Army Garrison commander, Fort Huachuca, shared his views on Army Values, work, life and his vision for USAG while under his command.

  • Camp Atterbury, Indiana

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Anniston Army Depot, Alabama

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Fort Jackson CORE page screenshot

    Aug 13, 2009

    Fort Jackson CORE page screenshot for CORE blog post

  • Novice Soldier boxer wins first fight

    Aug 13, 2009

    Pfc. Brian Taylor, assigned to B Company, 264th Medical Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, won his first boxing tournament on July 26 at Woodlawn Gym during the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas, hosted by San Antonio Sports and San Antonio Parks and Recreation. More than 7,500 athletes participated in 15 sport events held at various locations in San Antonio from July 23 to July 26. Taylor boxed in the sub-novice 152 pound welterweight category.

  • Workers Meet Browning the Bomb Detection Dog

    Aug 13, 2009

    It was hard not to notice the exuberant, happy-go-lucky English Labrador retriever bounding through the parking lot at building 5436 on Aug. 3. But there was much more to this chocolate lab than the friendly look on his face. Browning, who was visiting with his handler Troy Chaffee, is a highly trained, bomb-sniffing police dog. He is trained to recognize more than 22,000 chemical odors singularly or combined to make explosives. Browning and Chaffee, a deputy sheriff, are a certified ordnance recognition team and members of the King County Sheriff's Department in Seattle, Wash.

  • Respite care offered through Exceptional Family Member Program

    Aug 13, 2009

    The Exceptional Family Member Program offers programs for active duty Soldiers who have Family members with special needs and the Respite Care Program goes a step further offering Families an opportunity to take a break from the rigors of care giving. New guidelines for respite care went into effect Aug. 1. Families will need to complete an Individual Family Respite Care Plan, Family Needs Assessment, DA Form 4700, and/or DA Form 2792-1.

  • German community leaders thanked for their support of U.S. Soldiers, families

    Aug 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Mayors and other community leaders from nearby cities visited 1st Armored Division's command post exercise here in preparation for the division's deployment to Iraq this December. The German leaders were thanked for their continued support of U.S. military families through ongoing deployments.

  • Sgt. Maj. Of the Army visits USASMA Nonresident Course students

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Soldiers honored at Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen ceremony

    Aug 13, 2009

    Soldiers of the 208th Regional Support Group Headquarters Company were honored during a Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen ceremony Aug. 8 at Army Community Service. The 208th recently completed a 13-month deployment in support of the Global War on Terror. President George W. Bush and Congress created the Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen Award Program in 2004 to acknowledge service abroad by Soldiers in the Army Reserve, such as those with the 208th. The award consists of a personalized, encased American flag, a yellow Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen flag, an Army Reserve Soldier lapel set and a specially-designed commemorative coin.

  • Gear in place for Afghanistan surge

    Aug 13, 2009

    A coordinated Army team provides strategic communications equipment in Afghanistan in time for a U.S. ramp-up in the war-torn country.

  • Crane Army Boosts Its Industrial Hygiene Program

    Aug 13, 2009

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity improved its industrial hygiene office this summer in an effort to strengthen its safety conditions and improve the quality of the workplace for its employees.

  • Sentinels of Freedom

    Aug 13, 2009

  • USASMA unveils foyer dedicated to former student

    Aug 13, 2009

    The first Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff is recgonized at the United States Sergeants Major Academy.

  • Segs4Vets

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Marine JROTC Leader Sets Winning Example

    Aug 13, 2009

    Everette "Red" Hodges doesn't mind telling teenagers about his service with the Marines. As the Marine JROTC senior instructor at Johnson High, he gets asked a lot about his experiences in the service. He provides answers as far as the questions require. But it's leadership and citizenship that this top-notch instructor is most concerned about. "We don't recruit for anyone," Hodges said. "We want to help develop young people into good leaders and good citizens. Whether you work at McDonald's or go into the Marines, leadership is always important.

  • Thorpe Cup: World-class athletes inspire Wiesbaden youths

    Aug 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The competitive world of track and field vaulted itself into the minds of Wiesbaden young people earlier this month.

  • Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA)

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Army Releases July Suicide Data

    Aug 13, 2009

    The Army released suicide data for the month of July today. Among active duty Soldiers, there were eight potential suicides in July. In June, the Army reported no confirmed suicides and nine potential suicides among active duty Soldiers. Since the June report, four of the nine potential suicides have been confirmed as suicides, and five remain under investigation.

  • Operation Second Chance

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Homes for Our Troops

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Challenge America

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Missing Link: Program helps orient teens to life overseas

    Aug 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Military teens know what it feels like to move from one place to another, making new friends and feeling lost in a crowd.

  • NCOs put on a new face for a changing Army

    Aug 13, 2009

    At the front of every Army mission in the United States or overseas you'll find a noncommissioned officer. They know their missions, they know their equipment, but most importantly they know their Soldiers.

  • BRAC brings upheaval, opportunity to San Antonio

    Aug 13, 2009

    Construction on the Installation Management Command campus at Fort Sam Houston is raising the dust.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

    Aug 13, 2009

  • National News

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

    Aug 13, 2009

  • American Widow Project

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Junior Soldiers take on leadership role, maintain accountability

    Aug 13, 2009

    Two junior, enlisted Soldiers were given a hefty role during Golden Cargo and they completed it successfully. The opportunity gave them a hands-on training and leadership experience that they can take with them throughout their military career.

  • Artillerymen sharpen skills, test new weapons

    Aug 13, 2009

    With the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, continuing its transformation from a heavy brigade to light infantry brigade, units within the brigade are training to become a lighter fighting force. Soldiers in Battery B, 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, continued that training in verification live-fire, Aug. 7.

  • North Carolina News

    Aug 13, 2009

  • USA Cares

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Operation Homefront, Inc.

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

    Aug 13, 2009

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