Archive: Aug 2009

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  • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Save and Invest Program

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Serving Soldiers from pew to pulpit

    Aug 13, 2009

    There are many things that influenced Sgt. Thomas Miller to quit his full-time construction business and part-time ministry at age 33 to become an Army chaplain's assistant. But he said God provided the primary motivation - a desire to support Soldiers.

  • Building Homes for Heroes

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Army Emergency Relief

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Air Force Aid Society

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Marne Soldiers conduct TICPDE training

    Aug 13, 2009

    Chemical Soldiers from throughout the 3rd Infantry Division participated in Toxic, Industrial, Chemical Protection and Detection Equipment training, Aug. 6, allowing Soldiers to learn how to detect and dispose of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear threats.

  • Pulaski Elementary School students get a new ride

    Aug 13, 2009

    On Sept. 1, elementary school-aged students living on Hunter Army Airfield will step onto a new mode of transportation. Heather Ramsey, Hunter school liaison officer, presented parents with information regarding guidelines for riders of the Transportation Motorpool bus to Pulaski Elementary School this fall.

  • Six USACE senior leaders receive Presidential Rank Awards

    Aug 13, 2009

    Six U.S. Army Corps of Engineers senior leaders were among 22 Army employees who received Presidential Rank Awards in a July 29 ceremony ...

  • Spartan Soldiers make time for worship during training

    Aug 13, 2009

    Despite the heavy demands of training, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers found a way to relax and unwind - spiritually. On Aug. 5, after training was done for the day, 3rd ID and all associated Soldiers gathered together in building 6000 of the National Training Center's area of operation at Fort Irwin, Calif. for a mid-week Bible study session.

  • 396th Transportation Company departs to Iraq

    Aug 13, 2009

    Starting from scratch and standing up the company with virtually nothing, the 396th Transportation Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade has had a long road to travel. They have spent countless hours training and preparing for their deployment, but it finally paid off Aug. 8 when approximately 142 Soldiers departed Fort Stewart and headed to Iraq for a 12-month deployment.

  • Jacksonville honors Purple Heart heirs

    Aug 13, 2009

    The Purple Heart is the oldest American military decoration in the world in present use, and on Aug. 6, the city of Jacksonville, Fla., and the Northeast Florida Veterans Council honored the medal and all of those wounded in combat with a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Wall in Jacksonville.

  • ARRA: Corps of Engineers upgrades key USAF C-17 assault training airstrip

    Aug 13, 2009

    The Army Corps of Engineers - with Recovery Act funding - is replacing pavement and upgrading lights at the U.S. Air Force's C-17 assault strip in Moses Lake, Wash.

  • Operation Dragoon veterans finally honored

    Aug 13, 2009

    In 1944, Allied forces were in a stalemate in the hedgerow country after breaking out of Normandy Beach. The battle was not going the Allies' way and they could have been driven back to the beach. Operation Dragoon was the amphibious invasion in the south of France that linked up with the units breaking out of Normandy. The operation fortified the Allied presence in France and began the eventual defeat of the Axis powers in Europe. The Society of the 3rd Infantry Division, Outpost 5845, Europe, honored the veterans of that campaign with a ceremony, Aug. 5 at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C.

  • Proving themselves as equals: Women's Equality Day prompts post's female leaders to share

    Aug 13, 2009

    When Lillian Dixon was asked to select her top choice for military occupational specialty while in ROTC, the daughter of an infantry officer did not hesitate: Infantry. Dixon, now a colonel and Fort Jackson garA,AA,Arison commander, was aware that the infantry was not open to women. And though she ultimately went into personnel, her first choice was indicative of her view that gender should not be a hindrance.

  • SSI NCO of the Year

    Aug 13, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Angela Indardeo navigates the horizontal ladder on the Fit to Win course as part of the Soldier Support Institute NCO of the Year competition. Indardeo, was named the organization's NCO of the Year and Spc. Bobby Bonner was named Soldier of the Year.

  • Students take care of 'kindergarten'

    Aug 13, 2009

    Six-year-olds Camryn Ward and Cheyenne Puckett love the cucumbers that come from their day care's garden. The Scales Avenue Child Development Center's community garden was started eight years ago. And each spring since, the center's children plant at least two vegetables each season.

  • Spouse's program 'coasts' onto Fort Jackson

    Aug 13, 2009

    When Aleah Ball first moved to Iowa City, Iowa, where her recruiter husband was stationed at the time, she said it was difficult meeting new people. Though Ball's is a story often heard among military spouses, Fort Jackson Army Community Service is doing its part to make sure those stationed here will have a different story to tell.

  • Army Reserve children surprised by Orlando Magic Dancers during Yellow Ribbon workshop

    Aug 13, 2009

    Miss Florida USA and Orlando Magic Dancer Megan Clementi along with Magic Dancers Erin Gomerall and Kelly Rose Resciniti made a recent visit to the 81st Regional Support Command's Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program held in Orlando Aug. 7-9. More than 75 sons and daughters of Soldiers who recently returned from combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan were signed up for the child care program designed to entertain the Army Reserve youth as their parents were busy learning how to reintegrate back into their families and communities after a deployment overseas.

  • Service offers Soldiers a sympathetic ear

    Aug 13, 2009

    Soldiers who need somebody to talk to, any time of the day or night, can turn to the TRICARE Assistance Program.

  • Post, county police teams join forces

    Aug 13, 2009

    A smashed window, sharp voices and the sudden thump of stun grenades signaled the start of an operation last week to capture a gunman who had barricaded himself inside a home on Mills Road.

  • Fit to Fight

    Aug 13, 2009

    Soldiers with Company E, 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment went through a series of events during last week's combat physical readiness test.

  • Hernandez: 'Never give up.'

    Aug 13, 2009

    In the 11 years Staff Sgt. Juan Hernandez has served, he has been deployed to Iraq twice. In addition to Fort Jackson, he has been assigned to Schofield Barracks, Hi., Camp Greaves, Korea and Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Finance School gets new commandant

    Aug 13, 2009

    Col. Milton Sawyers, right, salutes during a Change of Commandant ceremony Tuesday. Sawyers takes over for Col. Troy Clay, far left, as commandant of the U.S. Army Financial Management School. Col. Mark McAlister, Soldier Support Institute commander, is also pictured.

  • CRYSTAL CLEAR: Society's ills give mom the blues

    Aug 13, 2009

    For the past several weeks, I've been in a funk that I've been unable to shake. Though my blues haven't been of the crying-all-time magnitude, the slightest thing is enough to bring me down.

  • Citizenship services available on post

    Aug 13, 2009

    Ten Fort Jackson Soldiers are closer to becoming citizens after going through their immigration interviews last week. For the first time, an officer from the Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Charleston conducted interviews at Fort Jackson. The interviews are part of a collaborative effort between CIS and the Army to make it easier for Soldiers and their families to receive services.

  • Army addresses fitness from all angles

    Aug 13, 2009

    Two weeks ago, we received a visit from the Army's chief of staff, Gen. George Casey, who was here not only to observe some of the great things that we are doing on Fort Jackson, but also to talk about a new Army program aimed at building resiliency in our Soldiers.

  • General calls for quicker fielding of unmanned systems

    Aug 13, 2009

    The Defense Department and unmanned systems developers must do a better job fielding unmanned capabilities to servicemembers on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan, a senior military officer said yesterday.

  • Military Long Drive: Heidelberg Soldier wins regional competition

    Aug 13, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Tafuna Oney, U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg operations, qualified for the finals of the 2009 Military Long Drive Championship to be held in Mesquite, Nev., later this year by winning the regional event for Europe at the Heidelberg Golf Club Saturday.

  • National Night Out unifies community

    Aug 13, 2009

    Twelve different agencies, whose jobs are to protect the Soldiers, civilians and family members in the garrison communities, came together in Heidelberg Aug. 4 to celebrate National Night Out.

  • Ultimate Slooze Show: Florida team brings whacky games to area youth

    Aug 13, 2009

    Green spots recently appeared on several children in the Heidelberg area prompting smiles and cheers from onlookers. The spots were slooze, a mixture of edible ingredients, which a 22-member team from First Baptist Church of Altamonte Springs, Fla., flung onto the children during a series of games they call the Slooze Show.

  • Exercise Pacific Reach 2009 tests watercraft capabilities

    Aug 13, 2009

    Active-duty and Army Reserve Soldiers from the across the globe are testing the readiness of the Army's prepositioned set four during military exercise Pacific Reach 2009 in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Unique summer job is for the birds

    Aug 13, 2009

    While some students may pass their time this summer staying cool indoors, two summer hires with the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Environmental Division Office have been outside since early June collecting data on birds living in the garrison.

  • Yongsan Safari: Ring-necked pheasants

    Aug 13, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - If you have taken an early morning stroll around Garrison Yongsan's housing areas, you may have come across one of its more exotic feathered friends: the ring-necked pheasant.

  • Eighth U.S. Army announces civilian uniform policy

    Aug 13, 2009

    Eighth U.S. Army announced the civilian uniform policy for an upcoming training exercise. All emergency essential civilians and mission essential civilians are authorized to wear the Army Combat Uniform throughout the Ulchi Freedom Guardian Combined Arms Exercise.

  • Garrison explores new communication tools

    Aug 13, 2009

    The Yongsan community is leveraging social media networks to share information in new ways. The U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Facebook page and Twitter service are finding new followers and fans every day.

  • Customers driving move to new Vehicle Processing Center

    Aug 13, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - It used to be a long, complicated procedure fraught with inconveniences, but customer service feedback in U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan is about to change how community members process their vehicles.

  • VFW collects wheelchairs for disabled vets

    Oct 14, 2011

    There are people out there who at one time wrote a blank check to this country who are not doing so well right now. I think it is our responsibility as citizens to do what we can for these people. Some of them have fallen on hard times.

  • Yongsan opens doors to Korean students

    Aug 12, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Ten elementary school students from Keuk Dong University English Camp toured Yongsan Garrison July 31. For most of them, it was their first visit to a military installation.

  • Army Hybrid Electric Vehicles

    Aug 12, 2009

    <b> What is it' </b> Through a special purchase agreement with the Government Services Agency, the Army has acquired 502 hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). As of August 5, 2009, with the delivery of the last vehicle, the Army is a leader in utilizing HEVs from among all federal agencies. An HEV is a vehicle that combines a conventional propulsion system with a rechargeable energy storage system (RESS) to achieve better fuel economy than a conventional "gas only" vehicle. Its secondary propulsion system means that it does not require recharging visits to an electrical charging unit.

  • K-State football players tackle virtual battlefield

    Aug 12, 2009

    As part of furthering the bond between the "Black Lions" of the 1st Infantry Division and the "Wildcats" of Kansas State University, players from the K-State football team paid a visit to Fort Riley to get some hands-on virtual training and visit with their partners in the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

  • Couple moves into new E-9 housing unit

    Aug 12, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. John McDwyer and his wife MonikAfA! have lived in many different places and in many different homes throughout McDwyer's more than 20-year Army career. They remember their first on-post housing as small and cramped. And they both agree their new house in Fort Riley's Forsyth Neighborhood is a great improvement.

  • Haitian-born Paratrooper fulfills dream of being "All American"

    Aug 12, 2009

    SPC Claudy Bellanger, 23, is a Specialist assigned to A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. His boyhood experiences with the U.S. troops in his home country of Haiti set him on a path that eventually led him to join the United States Army.

  • Operation Homelink helps families stay connected during deployment

    Aug 12, 2009

    Helping families stay connected during a deployment is vital to the morale of all involved.

  • Commander promotes his hero at APG

    Aug 12, 2009

    Year of the NCO article

  • Virgin Islands

    Aug 12, 2009

  • It's Back to School Days on Post

    Aug 12, 2009

    This is the first week of school for Redstone youngsters. And this is the first year that the city of Huntsville will provide all of Redstone's school bus transportation. Redstone Arsenal shut down its school bus operation in phases last year, ending with transportation for elementary school children. This is the first year that the city will transport the elementary school youngsters in addition to the high school and middle school kids. "We won't be doing the service. It'll all be done by (contractor) Durham downtown," Carl Pack, motor pool operations supervisor for Northrop Grumman, said. "I don't have any school bus operation anymore. It's all been assigned to the city."

  • Wyoming

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Wisconsin

    Aug 12, 2009

  • West Virginia

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Washington

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Virginia

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Training heats up for firefighters

    Aug 12, 2009

    NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria - Retired firefighters from across Bulgaria, now providing contracting support for D.S.G. - Service Gesellschaft MBH, trained here Aug. 5 under the guidance of U.S. Army Installation Management Command-Europe.

  • Grothe takes over as Fort Eustis garrison commander

    Aug 12, 2009

    Grothe takes over as Fort Eustis garrison commander

  • Vermont

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Utah

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Tennessee

    Aug 12, 2009

  • South Dakota

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Suicide -when destructive thoughts turn to actions

    Aug 12, 2009

    It probably started before the birth of her second child, but by the time she started back to work from maternity leave she was in full blown depression-and it only got worse.

  • South Carolina

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Soldiers test integration of popular civilian game into pre-deployment training

    Aug 12, 2009

    What began as a popular form of civilian entertainment is being tested on Fort Jackson as a possible new way to train Soldiers preparing to head to a combat zone.

  • Puerto Rico

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Rhode Island

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Pennsylvania

    Aug 12, 2009

  • 100th MDB softball team takes PAFB championship trophy

    Aug 12, 2009

    The 100th Missile Defense Brigade (Ground-based Midcourse Defense) made history once again August 11, except this time it wasn't "hitting a bullet with a bullet" in the exo-atmosphere, it was hitting a softball out of the park, through the legs of opponents and making remarkable plays on hits by the opposition during the Peterson Air Force Base silver intramural softball league championship game.

  • Oregon

    Aug 12, 2009

  • HQ TRADOC recognizes Retention Teams

    Aug 12, 2009

    HQs TRADOC hosts annual retention seminar at Hampton Roads Convention Center.

  • Oklahoma

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Ohio

    Aug 12, 2009

  • A class act: Army Prep School graduates 2,000 in first year

    Aug 12, 2009

    This month marks a year since the Army Preparatory School at Fort Jackson helped its first student-Soldiers earn their General Education Development certificate.

  • North Dakota

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Renovated disabled persons center reopens

    Aug 12, 2009

    Joint Task Force-East repaired a community center and officially reopened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 10. Members of the U.S. Navy and Bulgarian Land Forces worked together to repair the Dame Gruev Center for the Disabled as part of a humanitarian civic assistance effort.

  • Zero to Three

    Aug 12, 2009

  • United Through Reading®

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Trees for Troops

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists (SOFAR)

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Snowball Express

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Sesame Workshop

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Project EverGreen's GreenCare for Troops

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Our Military Kids

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Operation Special Delivery

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Army Dive Team: Engineering thrives on hard work, motivation

    Aug 12, 2009

    The Army has expanded its capabilities beyond serving as just a land force; Soldiers are capable of responding to missions in both the air and sea. An example of the Army's mission capabilities can be found within the 86th Engineer Dive Team. The 86th Engineers workspace is much different from most; the small but specialized group of divers, who are currently deployed to Kuwait, spend much of their time on boats and in the water.

  • Operation Never Forgotten

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Operation Military Kids (OMK)

    Aug 12, 2009

  • National Military Family Association (NMFA)

    Aug 12, 2009

  • National Endowment of Arts

    Aug 12, 2009

  • MyVetwork

    Aug 12, 2009

  • 86th Engineer Dive Team commander receives Coastal America Partnership Award

    Aug 12, 2009

    Capt. Russell Destremps, commander, 86th Engineer Dive Team, was presented with the 2008 Coastal America Partnership Award and a letter from President Obama by Lt. Gen William Webster, commanding general, Third Army, at Camp Patriot, Kuwait, Aug. 10. Webster, also recognized the other members of the team by presenting them with the Third Army commanding general's coin.

  • North Carolina

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Military Youth on the Move

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)

    Aug 12, 2009

  • New York

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Interstate Compact on Education Opportunity for Military Children

    Aug 12, 2009

  • The Grey Beards of CAMDS

    Aug 12, 2009

    Some had been Soldiers, some were civilian construction workers, some were laboratory chemists and others were already skilled in chemical weapons production. All of them arrived at the Chemical Agent Munitions Disposal System in Tooele County, Utah in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

  • New Mexico

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Helping Unite Gold Star Survivors (HUGSS)

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Give an Hour

    Aug 12, 2009

  • New Jersey

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Fisher House Foundation

    Aug 12, 2009

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