Archive: Sep 2009

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  • U.S. Army Africa hosts security cooperation working group

    Sep 30, 2009

    As U.S. Army Maj. Jeff Price heads back to his post in Nigeria, he takes with him a better understanding of U.S. Army Africa and a network of fellow Army officers serving at U.S. Embassies on the continent.

  • Commander of U.S. Army Africa discusses partner nation building in Africa

    Sep 30, 2009

    U.S. Army Africa and several African countries are joining together in a multi-national, globally resourced exercise focused on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

  • 21st TSC CSM meets with Ugandan counterparts to discuss upcoming exercise

    Sep 30, 2009

    When the command sergeant major of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command arrived in Uganda and met with the sergeants major from the Ugandan Peoples Defense Force, their main focus was making Natural Fire 10 a success.

  • Army Domestic Abuse Prevention/Awareness Month

    Sep 30, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness of domestic violence, educate about the signs of abuse and emphasize the negative impact it has on family readiness. In support of the national observance, the Army will focus on awareness and prevention through the Army Domestic Abuse Prevention/Awareness campaign. The focus of this campaign is to: educate bystanders and prompt them to action in preventing domestic abuse, inform victims of domestic abuse that help is available and that offenders will be held accountable.

  • Experience 25th ID history at Tropic Lightning Museum event

    Sep 30, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 25th Infantry Division's (ID) highly distinguished role in shaping America's past and present will be featured for Soldiers and families during Living History Day, here, at the Tropic Lightning Museum, Oct. 3.

  • Inspirational visit

    Sep 30, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Raeceen Woolford, Miss Hawaii 2009, spends time meeting with parents and children at Wheeler Elementary School after speaking at the school's Parent, Teacher, Student Organization (PTSO) meeting, Sept. 22.

  • Combined Federal Campaign officially underway

    Sep 30, 2009

    The 2009 Army Hawaii-Pacific Combined Federal Campaign officially started with a kick-off event held at Kalakaua Community Center Sept. 25.

  • Aloha spirit on display at floral parade

    Sep 30, 2009

    HONOLULU - Military families heading to the state's premier cultural showcase, the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade, here, this weekend, are sure to witness two features that contribute to Hawaii's uniqueness - colorful flowers and lovely hula hands.

  • Leading the way

    Sep 30, 2009

  • Thrift shop under new management, focusing on making shopping easier

    Sep 30, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Hui O' Na Wahine's Thrift Shop, here, is currently experiencing a major overhaul in the way it does business with the hiring of new store manager Kim Morton.

  • Chief outlines Comprehensive Soldier Fitness at Landstuhl

    Sep 30, 2009

    During a visit with wounded warriors in Germany, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. discussed challenges his Soldiers and their families have successfully faced in the last few years, and explained initiatives underway to help -- one of them scheduled to begin over the next month.

  • FWC Simulation Center at USASMDC/ARSTRAT awards contract

    Sep 30, 2009

    The Simulation Center at U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command awarded an 8(a) Competitive Set-Aside contract to Geeks and Nerds Corporation (GaN Corp.) on Sept. 25.

  • Army to pay tuition assistance direct to schools

    Sep 30, 2009

    Life should get a bit easier for Soldiers attending accredited colleges who have previously paid tuition out-of-pocket and then were reimbursed through the tuition assistance program.

  • 1st Brigade gets a 'new mission'

    Sep 30, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Change is something that all Soldiers experience in the military, but rarely on the scale that occurred Sept. 22 at Fort Riley's Custer Hill Parade Field, as 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, was transformed into the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, facing a new mission.

  • TRADOC ups its game for Association of the United States Army annual meeting

    Sep 30, 2009

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is increasing its presence at the 2009 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C., October 5 to 7.

  • Soldiers telling PTSD stories will decrease treatment stigma

    Sep 30, 2009

    It will take Soldiers telling about their successful treatment of post traumatic stress disorder to begin breaking down the stigma that prevents other troops from seeking care, said Brig. Gen. Colleen McGuire.

  • More challenges await at Best Warrior

    Sep 30, 2009

    The third day at the 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., included an Army Physical Fitness Test, written exam and essay, and an urban warfare orienteering course, conducted both in the day and nighttime.

  • PSD Soldiers take on final Kuwait training

    Sep 30, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT - A small roadside explosion halted the four-vehicle convoy of up-armored Humvees as they made their way through a small village.

  • 'Big world, small Army'

    Sep 30, 2009

    The last time Staff Sgt. Corey Adams saw interpreter Mahamed Rashim, the Iraqi was being rushed into surgery after having been shot in the chest during an ambush just south of Baghdad in 2003.

  • Interviewing Spc. Micek

    Sep 30, 2009

    Spc. Bryan Rankin, 55th Combat Camera, helps Spc. Daniel Micek, U.S. Army Europe, prepare for media interviews during the Best Warrior Competition on Fort Lee, Va. Sept. 29, 2009. During the competition, these elite competitors test their Army aptitude by conquering urban warfare simulations, board interviews, physical fitness tests, written exams, and Warrior tasks and battle drills relevant to today's operating environment.

  • Staff Sgt. Butler packs equimpent

    Sep 30, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Aaron Butler, the Army Reserve NCO of the Year, packs his equipment during PCC/PCI at the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009.

  • Reflexive fire training at the Best Warrior Competition

    Sep 30, 2009

    Soldiers participate in reflexive fire training on Sept. 29 during the 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 at Fort Lee, Va. Sgt. Jonathan Jordan, representing U.S. Army Medical Command, is pictured in front.

  • Sgt. Haskins dissassembles a .50 caliber

    Sep 30, 2009

    Sgt. Sarah Haskins, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, disassembles a .50 caliber machine gun. Haskins is one of 24 Soldiers competing in the Army's Best Warrior Competition being held at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Instructions for reflexive fire training

    Sep 30, 2009

    Spc. Shiloh Becher, the Army Reserve Soldier of the Year, listens to instructions during reflexive fire training the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009.

  • Selectmen sign Military Community Covenant on Hollis common

    Sep 30, 2009

  • FORSCOM Town Hall features hard data, "RED" Boxes

    Sep 30, 2009

    The "Flag" Atrium was standing room only and the 2nd and 3rd floor overlook railings lined with U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters staff members as the FORSCOM G1 Base Realignment and Closure Team kicked off "RED Box Day" here with a Community Town Hall, Sept. 28, 2009.

  • MEDIA ADVISORY - Army Officials to Discuss Comprehensive Soldier Fitness

    Sep 30, 2009

    Army leaders participating in the media roundtable will include Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum, Director Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 and other Army leaders with recent combat experience.

  • Oahu Community Covenant

    Sep 30, 2009

  • "Team Wagonmasters" remember September 11

    Sep 30, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers of the 15th Special Troops Battalion's rear detachment flag team, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) joined students, family members and faculty at Clarke Elementary School to observe Patriot Day and honor our nations heroes whom died in the terrorist attacks of 9/11 during a ceremony held in the school's cafeteria September 11.

  • Oahu Community Covenant

    Sep 30, 2009

  • Hawaii County signs Army Community Covenant

    Sep 30, 2009

  • NCO Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Tyler Fosheim

    Sep 30, 2009

  • Taji Market Clinic

    Sep 30, 2009

  • The Mechanic's Corner: Weekly air filter maintenance a must

    Sep 30, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Baghdad's reputation for dust getting into everything is a reality Soldiers face daily.

  • Keeping 1st ACB vehicles running

    Sep 30, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - In the farthest recesses of this sprawling base there is an area where, night and day, the sound of hammers smashing metal mix with the deafening tones of engines revving.

  • Hertling pins on third star

    Sep 30, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling watches the unfurling of his new three-star command flag during a Sept. 29 promotion ceremony at Fort Monroe, Va. The Senate recently confirmed Lt. Gen. Hertling's new position as the Deputy Commanding General for Initial Military Training. In that capacity, he will oversee basic combat and technical skills training for all newly enlisted Soldiers and military officers. The lieutenant general's past duty assignments include a stint as the Armor/Cavalry Branch Chief in Washington, D.C., and service in Iraq as the Assistant Division Commander-Support of the 1st Armored Division in Baghdad. Also pictured in the photo is Sgt. 1st Class Michael Manapace from the Office of the TRADOC Deputy Commanding General. (Photo by Patrick Buffett)

  • Innovations in lightweight, energy-independent sanitizing solutions wins Army R&D Award

    Sep 30, 2009

    Everyone has heard stories about the recent outbreaks of Salmonella in a variety of foods, such as peanut butter, tomatoes, fresh jalapenos and pistachios, and Escherichia coli in leafy green vegetables, such as lettuce or spinach. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables contribute to a healthy diet, but outbreaks as those mentioned above raise significant alarm among consumers and public health officials concerned with consumer safety, the safety of the food chain from agri-terrorist threats, and the safety of produce procured from host nations, where pesticides are less prevalent and hygiene standards are not as stringent as in the United States.

  • Army celebrates Hispanic Heritage in New York

    Sep 30, 2009

  • Surgeon General emphasizes access to care

    Sep 30, 2009

    The medical care provided in Army hospitals and clinics is regarded as among the best in the world. All entitled beneficiaries want to receive the care they have earned, and sometimes that means demand exceeds supply, especially when Army medics also must support an Army at war.

  • Surgeon General emphasizes access to care

    Sep 30, 2009

  • Surgeon General emphasizes access to care

    Sep 30, 2009

  • September 2009 Construction Photos - Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant

    Sep 30, 2009

    The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Colorado and Kentucky. The Bechtel Pueblo Team, a partnership of Bechtel National, Inc.; Washington Demilitarization Company/URS; Parsons; and Battelle Memorial Institute, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close PCAPP.

  • USACE People: Women's Army Corps veteran serves proudly in Iraq

    Sep 30, 2009

    Pat Riley - among the last Soldiers to be called a WAC - is now a Corps of Engineers real estate specialist serving in Iraq.

  • Mannheim clinic hosts first health fair, rededicates facility after million-dollar renovation

    Sep 30, 2009

    The Coleman Barracks Health and Dental Clinic held its first ever health fair Sept. 25 at its newly renovated facility in Mannheim, Germany.

  • Depot honors 'unsung heroes'

    Sep 30, 2009

    Red River Army Depot honors employees with the distinguised Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Major General Terry A. Wolff

    Sep 30, 2009

    Major General Wolff became the 46th Commander of the 1st Armored Division, on May 13, 2009.

  • AMC Employee Learns about Activity through Grassroots CP-33 Career Program

    Sep 30, 2009

    Thanks to the Ammunition Management Career Program's Grassroots Developmental Assignment, Army Materiel Command Logistics Management Specialist Michel Hamann now has more knowledge about CAAA. Hamann spent a couple of weeks at Crane Army Ammunition Activity seeing at the ground level what the workers do, giving him a better knowledge of what the activity's needs are in order to accomplish their mission.

  • Obama calls Afghanistan NATO's most important mission

    Sep 30, 2009

    President Barack Obama Tuesday called Afghanistan the most important mission to NATO and underscored that the war there is a multinational effort.

  • Civilian employees to receive equal base salary increases

    Sep 30, 2009

    Defense Department employees paid under the National Security Personnel System will receive the same base salary increases this year as their General Schedule counterparts.

  • Corps of Engineers finishes 5-year project - only crossing between Georgia, Russia

    Sep 30, 2009

    New, $2.4 million crossing station to control the border between Russia and Georgia was built by the USACE's Europe District.

  • Legendary waterman teaches ocean safety class at PARC

    Sep 29, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - When it comes to water safety risk management, nobody's advice carries more weight than that of legendary waterman Brian Keaulana.

  • Paralegal Warriors compete for best in USARPAC

    Sep 29, 2009

    Sgt. Jovanny Suarez, Tripler Army Medical Center, and Spc. Mark Schubert, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, bested eight other competitors from Hawaii, Japan and Alaska to be named this year's top paralegal warrior.

  • 'Operation Headrest' helps welcome home entire battalion

    Sep 29, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Home-comings are a busy time. As groups of Army spouses ready themselves and their families for the return of more than 3,400 Soldiers, many are working to make redeployment a memorable time for the entire battalion family, including their single Soldiers.

  • The Army Exhibit at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting

    Sep 29, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Exhibit is a must-see, interactive, audio-visual experience featured as part of the AUSA annual meeting, Oct. 5 - 7, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The Army Exhibit portrays the Soldier - in particular, the noncommissioned officer (NCO) - as the centerpiece of the Army, the Strength of the Nation. By creating an emotional, interactive and educational multimedia experience, the Army Exhibit supports the Army's vision and strategic goals by informing and educating those who visit it, building trust and confidence in our Army and broadening understanding and advocacy for Soldiers, their families and the entire Army family including Army civilians, retirees and veterans.

  • Monument recognizes U.S. Army engineers

    Sep 29, 2009

    A monument was unveiled Sept. 28 in Seoul to honor the U.S. Army engineer units that restored the bridges over the Han River during the Korean War.

  • Equal Opportunity advisor receives 'Latina Style' award

    Sep 29, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The Department of the Army Equal Opportunity Policy Office has announced the recipient of the 2009 Latina Style Distinguished Service Award.

  • Ask the Commander!: September responses

    Sep 29, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The "Ask the Commander" program is designed as a communication tool to allow Soldiers, civilians and family members to get concerns addressed and questions answered by the garrison commander. All submitted questions go directly to the garrison commander; directorates and support staff research queries and provide responses to the commander.

  • Ultimate Fighting Champion motivates wounded warriors

    Sep 29, 2009

    Fifty U.S. Army and Marine Corps wounded warriors were honored for their military service, here, Sept. 18, when they got an exclusive Thunderbirds air show preview and the opportunity to meet a local hero.

  • Army users prepare for update to Vista software

    Sep 29, 2009

    In an effort to improve network security, the Department of Defense has mandated the migration of all Windows-based computers to Microsoft's Vista operating system.

  • CFC gifts change, improve quality of life

    Sep 29, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Anyone who has seen an iPhone commercial has heard that there's an "app," or application, for just about anything - from choosing a restaurant to checking surf conditions.

  • Housing demand increases

    Sep 29, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - As personnel movements and redeployments of brigades accelerate, Army Hawaii Family Housing's (AHFH) property management and Actus Lend Lease's construction and renovation teams are working to capacity to prepare homes for Soldiers and their families.

  • Flowing through life on the sands of time

    Sep 29, 2009

    When sand comes to mind, some people may think of beaches and tropical islands, but for procurement analyst, Catherine Olvera, she wonders if it's some she could add to her collection. Born in Fort Hood, Texas, Olvera had a love of the ocean and dreamed of being a marine biologist. As a child, she paid little attention to sand and assumed it was the same all over the world. It wasn't until years that she developed a fascination with the gritty stuff.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards $333 million for new Fort Benning Hospital

    Sep 29, 2009

    Fort Benning is one step closer to a new hospital following today's award of a $333,359,000 contract by the Savannah District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The award was made to Turner Construction Company, Inc., of Huntsville, Ala., for the design and construction of a 745,000-square-foot hospital, almost twice the size of the current 393,000 square-foot facility.

  • NASCAR drivers make pit stop at Walter Reed

    Sep 29, 2009

    On their way to Dover International Speedway for Sunday's AAA 400, NASCAR drivers made their annual pit stop at Walter Reed Army Medical Center Sept. 24, to thank troops and the families for their service and sacrifice for the nation.

  • CID deploys sexual-assault investigators following course

    Sep 29, 2009

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command graduated 22 new sexual-assault investigators Sept. 4, from the Special Victims Unit Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

  • Ole! Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sep 29, 2009

    Warriors from 2nd Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Maj. Gen. Fontaine starts the 12th annual Quad Cities Marathon

    Sep 29, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., starts the 12th annual Quad Cities Marathon in downtown Moline, Ill., Sept. 27.

  • Fort Monmouth personnel urged to look forward

    Sep 29, 2009

    Fort Monmouth personnel were urged at a recent town hall meeting to look forward and plan for the future as the organizations that make up Team C4ISR began to move to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Crane Army Offers Practical Training to Deploying Reservists

    Sep 29, 2009

    Soldiers of the Army Reserve 453rd Transportation Company from Houston received MOS specific training with Crane Army Ammunition Activity before deployment.

  • Fort Irwin unveils renovated kennel for dogs, dog lovers

    Sep 29, 2009

  • Byers wins silver for Team USA in Denmark

    Sep 29, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers became only the second United States' Greco-Roman wrestler ever to win three world-championship medals by taking the silver Sunday in Denmark.

  • High-tech tools link combat forces to USACE experts

    Sep 29, 2009

    Corps of Engineers reachback capabilities - via high-tech communications - are in increasing demand during all stages of full-spectrum operations.

  • Best Warrior Competition continues

    Sep 29, 2009

    The 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition continues at Fort Lee, Va., as the 24 competitors faced a board consisting of six command sergeants major and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, on Sept. 28. The next day, the warriors were issued their combat gear, received reflexive-fire instruction and engaged in media interviews.

  • FMWR Brings Leisure Travel Services to the Detroit Arsenal

    Sep 29, 2009

  • Alabama National Guard trains for deployment with 1st AD

    Sep 29, 2009

    Alabama National Guard trains for deployment with 1st AD

  • Army promotes awareness of depression

    Sep 29, 2009

    With a theme of "One of the bravest acts ... is to ask for help when you need it," the Army is using National Depression Education and Awareness Month activities in October to combat a stigma associated with behavioral-health care and teach Soldiers and their Families how to recognize depression and get help for it.

  • U.S. Army South celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sep 29, 2009

    U.S. Army South proudly joins the rest of the nation in honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the rich cultural heritage of our largest linguistic and ethnic minority in a month-long tribute to Hispanic contributions.

  • Corps of Engineers trains forward support teams to help field commanders

    Sep 29, 2009

    Civilian and military members of USACE's Field Force Engineering program work together at the Readiness Support Center in Mobile, Ala.

  • Bright Star troopers get social

    Sep 29, 2009

    Paratroopers from Germany, Egypt, Pakistan and Kuwait arrived to Fort Bragg on 28 September 2009 for the beginning of Operation Bright Star. That evening, they were brought together with the U.S. troopers for a social event for everyone to be introduced. On 12 October, U.S. troopers will travel to Egypt for the second half of the operation.

  • Dog Day afternoon for paralegals

    Sep 29, 2009

    Recently Staff Sgt. Ricky Baldwin, Multi-National Corps-Iraq Office of Staff Judge Advocate, decided to break up a weekly routine of power point classes and lectures for something with a bit more bite.

  • Jacoby says partnership will define success

    Sep 29, 2009

    With Iraqi Security Forces taking the lead in accordance with the Security Agreement and the June 30 withdrawal from cities, mission accomplishment is in sight for U.S. forces here in Iraq, said the Multi-National Corps-Iraq commanding general.

  • Salute to Children of Our Fallen

    Sep 29, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. honored several children during the 'Salute to Children of Our Fallen' during the fourth annual 'Time of Remembrance' honoring America's fallen in Afghanistan and Iraq. The ceremony is sponsored by the White House Commission on Remembrance established by Congress. It was held at the west lawn of the U.S. Captiol, Sept. 26, 2009.

  • Year of the NCO: A Division Commander's perspective

    Sep 29, 2009

    My shoes were shined, my greens had a razor crease in the trousers, and I believed I was looking pretty sharp as I reported to my battalion commander as a brand new second lieutenant. But my palms soon became sweaty after hearing what he had to say the first morning I arrived in Germany back in 1976.

  • Corps of Engineers moves forward with Tulsa port maintenance

    Sep 29, 2009

    USACE's Tulsa and Little Rock Districts partner on major maintenance and repair of two locks on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System

  • Getting them ready: Cav. troopers offer expertise, techniques to IA

    Sep 29, 2009

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  • Soldiers tour the palaces of infamy

    Sep 29, 2009

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - In March of 2003, by command of President George W. Bush, U.S. Forces bombed what was then known as the Abu Ghraib Presidential Grounds. These grounds, constructed during Saddam Hussein's regime, served as a place of retreat for Hussein and his political allies.

  • The Military-Media Relationship: A Dysfunctional Marriage'

    Sep 29, 2009

    After this most recent deployment, Hertling convened an after-action review conference in Garmisch, Germany, and invited Shanker to attend. During the conference, the two had an opportunity to continue their ongoing dialogue on military-media relations. Their conversation shows the relationship becoming increasingly complicated, as these two men from different professions debated the contentiousness-and the common ground that exists between the military and the media during this time of conflict and expansive news coverage.

  • Hide and Seek: Long Knives receive advance Intel training

    Sep 29, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A five-man team, from the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, "Long Knives," walk cautiously down a dark hall way in an abandoned building, Sept. 22., looking for suspicious activity or sensitive items which may pose a serious threat.

  • Simulator sharpens pilots' skills

    Sep 29, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The often heard saying 'practice makes perfect' applies to any given field in the Army; the more you do something the easier it gets.

  • Mavericks simulate combat to sharpen skills

    Sep 29, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers assigned to personal security details don't wait until they are in a convoy to think about how to respond to an enemy attack.

  • Twin Schools receive passing grade

    Sep 29, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - It has been two weeks since U.S. Soldiers assessed two neighboring schools that will educate over 1200 students north of Baghdad.

  • Post, AAFES combat increases in juvenile shoplifting

    Sep 29, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Theft involving juveniles at the Post Exchange has increased in the past year, and officials said they're beefing up educational efforts in an attempt to reverse the trend.

  • Illinois man raises $16,001 in less than a week for Fort Benning kids

    Sep 29, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Hundreds of Fort Benning children will have presents under the tree this holiday season thanks to the efforts of an Illinois man.

  • Air tower crew essential to aviation mission

    Sep 29, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Day and night, the flight line at Camp Taji is bustling with a slew of aircraft coming and going; performing missions that are the key to the success of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade.

  • U.S. Soldiers help Iraqi soldiers perfect marksmanship

    Sep 29, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - An Iraqi soldier exhales calmly, tightening the grip on his AK-47 assault rifle and slowly squeezes the trigger. He relaxes upon hearing the weapon's tell-tale metallic click and glances expectantly at the U.S. Soldier standing beside him.

  • Baden-Wuerttemberg garrisons host Elmo and the Sesame Street crew

    Sep 29, 2009

    The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families used Elmo and other beloved characters to help military children understand what it means when their moms and dads deploy and how to handle the changes that can come with such a major transition. The tour itself is part of Sesame Street's "Talk, Listen, Connect" initiative for military families.

  • DOIM takes new name but 'mission has not changed'

    Sep 29, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Fort Benning's Directorate of Information Management has become the Network Enterprise Center as part of a transformation move that shifts organizational control of all DOIMs from the garrison level to the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and 9th Signal Command.

  • USACE puts new police stations where they're needed in Mosul

    Sep 29, 2009

    Partnering with the Iraqi government, the Corps of Engineers is placing pre-fab police stations in urban Mosul to provide additional security during upcoming elections.

  • VA to provide emergency checks to students awaiting benefits

    Sep 29, 2009

    Checks for up to $3,000 soon will be available to students who have applied for Veterans Affairs educational benefits and who have not yet received their government payment.

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