Archive: Sep 2009

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  • Marines, Sailors summit Army's Assault Climber Course

    Sep 9, 2009

    As their training draws to a close, Marines and Navy Corpsmen at the Army's Northern Warfare Training Center's Assault Climber Course put their newly acquired mountaineering skills to the test, conducting alpine operations in the rugged hills of the Alaska Range.

  • Remembering Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti

    Sep 9, 2009

    A set of photos from Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti's most recent deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Army trains Marines in Alaska wilderness

    Sep 9, 2009

    Members of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command are preparing for Afghanistan's rugged terrain by training in the wilds of Alaska with some help from Soldiers.

  • Adjustments turn smooth rides

    Sep 9, 2009

  • Arsenal delivered M930 mortars ahead of schedule

    Sep 9, 2009

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Directorate of Ammunition Operations answered the call recently when they were tasked to produce a lot of M930 120MM illumination mortars six months ahead of schedule.

  • Sacramento District flood risk program manager named 'Communicator of the Year'

    Sep 9, 2009

    Judy Soutiere was recognized as the 2008 Ronald J. Ruffennach award winner during the Corps' Summer Leaders Conference in Jacksonville, Fla.

  • New selection process, assignment procedures for CSMs in 2010

    Sep 9, 2009

    Beginning in October 2010, the Army will hold command sergeant major selection boards that will mirror the current officer selection process where new commanders are centrally selected and assigned to battalions and brigades.

  • Salvation Army Supports IFPEX at the Detroit Arsenal

    Sep 9, 2009

    Anti-terrorism and Force Protection Exercises are performed at the Detroit Arsenal.

  • Argentine Minister of Defense visits AMC

    Sep 9, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - As part of a four-day visit to the National Capital Area to tour Departments of Defense and Homeland Security organizations and meet with officials, the Argentine Minister of Defense Dr. Nilda GarrAfA also met with Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody here Sept. 8.

  • 49th MDBn. takes All-Army National Guard combatives title

    Sep 9, 2009

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 49th Missile Defense Battalion (GMD) won the 2009 All-Army National Guard combatives tournament recently at Fort Benning, with many individuals placing highly in their individual categories and achieving the team win overall by 50 points.

  • Remembrance: Chaplain recalls 9/11 attack on Pentagon

    Sep 9, 2009

    Pentagon Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Henry Haynes had just come out of a meeting and was on his way back to his office when he heard the news: A plane had hit one of the World Trade Center towers in New York.

  • Remembering Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti

    Sep 9, 2009

    A photo set of family and personal photos of Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti, who will receive the Medal of Honor, during his early Army years.

  • Quick Reaction Capability 1 Soldiers to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Sep 9, 2009

    Sixteen Soldiers from Company E., Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Battalion became the first Extended Range Multi-Purpose unit to train for deployment as part of UAS in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Quick Reaction Capability 1 training is the first of its kind. It was not scheduled to begin earlier than 2011, however Secretary of Defense Robert Gates saw an increasing need to further use manned and unmanned systems to increase support for Soldiers deployed to OIF and Operation Enduring Freedom. Under the direction of Gates the QRC1 training timeline was advanced, with the first company to be fielded by fall 2009.

  • U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Huachuca, gains new commander

    Sep 9, 2009

    Under a sunny Arizona sky and before an audience of more than 300 guests, Fort Huachuca lost one commander and gained another. After remarks by J. Randall Robinson, director of Installation Management Command West and hosting official, U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Melissa Sturgeon handed over USAG command to Col. Timothy Faulkner who was formerly stationed here.

  • Remembrance: Chaplain recalls 9/11 attack on Pentagon

    Sep 9, 2009

    Pentagon Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Henry Haynes had just come out of a meeting and was on his way back to his office when he heard the news: A plane had hit one of the World Trade Center towers in New York.

  • RTS-Maintenance at Fort McCoy gets perfect inspection score

    Sep 9, 2009

    The Regional Training Site (RTS)-Maintenance organization at Fort McCoy has become the first Army Reserve maintenance organization and one of the few Armywide to receive a perfect score in its reaccreditation process, said Maj. Stephen Skelton.

  • Family Connections program

    Sep 9, 2009

  • 2009 MI Hall of Fame Inducts Seven

    Sep 9, 2009

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Sarah V. Trial

    Sep 9, 2009

    Civilian Spotlight on Sarah V. Trial

  • Florida Army National Guard unit conducts mobilization training at Fort McCoy, Wis.

    Sep 9, 2009

    Soldiers from the 631st Maintenance Company knew their sunny mid-August cruise through the Fort McCoy countryside wouldn't be particularly quiet and peaceful.

  • SSI NCOs donate time, money to VA

    Sep 9, 2009

    Non-commissioned officers from Fort Jackson's Soldier Support Institute recently donated $3,000 to the Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

  • Soldiers inducted into NCO Corps

    Sep 9, 2009

    Seven Soldiers with the 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment were officially inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps in a ceremony Sept. 3 at Daniel Circle Chapel.

  • Program helps children stay positive

    Sep 9, 2009

    Now in its third year, the Child and Youth Behavioral Program is making positive strides within Fort Jackson's youth services offerings.

  • Office mishap unlocks some 'me' time

    Sep 9, 2009

    Wednesday is the busiest day for those of us who work at the Leader. It is production day - the day we actually send the newspaper to our publisher, and the last day to make sure everything is just how we want it to be printed.

  • CORE blog post images Sep 09

    Sep 9, 2009

    images for use in a CORE blog post

  • Honor Duty

    Sep 9, 2009

    The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Columbia native Spc. Abraham Wheeler is taken off a jet at Owens Airfield Sept. 3 by an honor guard from the 187th Ordnance Battalion. Wheeler died Aug. 28 in Afghanistan from combat-related injuries. He was assigned to Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Combatives team gears up for all-Army contest

    Sep 9, 2009

    Staff Sgt. James Johnson was exhausted and dripping with sweat after a recent early-morning combatives training session that stretched for nearly three hours.

  • Blackmon: 'Never be complacent'

    Sep 9, 2009

    In the 27 years Command Sgt. Maj. Billy Blackmon has served, he has been assigned to Fort Benning, Ga.; Camp Red Cloud, Korea; Fort Bliss, Texas; and Wackernheim, Germany. He has deployed to Panama. Blackmon said his most memorable experience in the Army is when he graduated from Ranger School.

  • WWII Bomb Causes Closure at ChiAfA..vres Air Base

    Sep 9, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES AIR BASE, Belgium-As construction crews work to enhance the future of ChiAfA..vres Air Base with a new commissary, the community was reminded of the installation's past Sept. 9. While trenching behind the building to install new light poles, a contractor unearthed a German WWII training bomb.

  • Suicide prevention week educates, promotes awareness

    Sep 9, 2009

    Over the years, the Army has emphasized that no Soldier stands alone. However, with recent increases in suicides and the numbers continuing to rise, the concept has become ever so significant.

  • PRT-Zabul helps reconnect Afghans, government

    Sep 9, 2009

    A country's future depends upon the people connecting with the government. Afghanistan has held only its second democratic elections since ousting the Taliban in 2001 and now is trying to rebuild the government's relationship with its people. Coalition forces provide a helping hand through the use of Provincial Reconstruction Teams.

  • CSA feedback helps improve services

    Sep 9, 2009

    Community members who live, work, train or participate in recreational activities on Fort Jackson now have an opportunity to provide detailed feedback about all of the installation's services with the Army's annual Customer Service Assessment.

  • Gates hears military children's education issues

    Sep 9, 2009

    As President Barack Obama was in nearby Arlington giving his pep talk Tuesday to America's schoolchildren, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived on Fort Belvoir, Va., in a receiving mode to hear firsthand about challenges military children face in the education system.

  • Focus on teachers: Leaders address crucial role of DoDDS educators

    Sep 9, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Teachers and administrators were welcomed to Baumholder and Wiesbaden during special events.

  • First Sergeant's Barracks Initiative rolls out across IMCOM-Europe

    Sep 9, 2009

    The new First Sergeant's Barracks Initiative - FSBI - rolled out across Installation Management Command-Europe on Sept. 1. The program affects the management of the single Soldiers barracks. However, the general principles of the program have already been in effect within the U.S. Army Garrison Benelux for several years.

  • Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club opens doors to community

    Sep 9, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden community members got an inside look at the wide range of resources, services and opportunities available in and around the garrison Aug. 26 at the Community Activity Center. The Community Fair, hosted by the Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club, offered newcomers and those who have been here for a while a chance to learn about everything from events in the city of Wiesbaden, courtesy of the city's Marketing Office, to upcoming WCSC programs.

  • 1st Armored Division Museum moves to Fort Bliss

    Sep 9, 2009

    Being in the military, sooner or later everyone has to pack up and move. But what if your baggage includes numerous tanks, half-tracks, artillery pieces and a building full of old uniforms, weapons and other military paraphernalia'

  • Housing market crisis hits home with Soldiers

    Sep 9, 2009

    Military homeowners are facing tough financial decisions in the current housing market. In the last year three Soldiers have approached U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Army Community Service financial counselors with questions about how to stay out of bankruptcy in association with their homes back in the United States.

  • Operation Rising Star hits high notes in Wiesbaden

    Sep 9, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There were some missed notes and forgotten lyrics, boos from the audience and moments when the judges were simply lost for words - everything you'd expect at a singing competition.

  • Unit-level boxers battle for bragging rights at Wiesbaden tournament

    Sep 9, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden's Unit-level Boxing Championship opened with a bang Aug. 29.

  • Women's Equality event links personal, professional development

    Sep 9, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Aug. 26, Women's Equality Day, came and went for most with little notice. Crafted from the struggles of women promoting suffrage and honed from the fight for equal rights, the day which celebrates the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution passed with little fanfare.

  • Fox hunting: German and American hunters share traditions, sport during first Wiesbaden community ev

    Sep 9, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was a great day for a hunt, as members of Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation's Hunting, Fishing and Sport Shooting Program joined fellow German and American hunters near Wiesbaden Army Airfield Aug. 30.

  • Briefings prepare 1st Armored Division Soldiers, families for Iraq deployment

    Sep 9, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Before the three-hour pre-deployment briefing on Aug. 27 got underway, Maj. Gen. Terry Wolff, made one thing clear to members of 1st Armored Division's Special Troops Battalion.

  • The Real Warriors Campaign: Reaching Out Makes A Real Difference

    Sep 8, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Real Warriors Campaign, sponsored by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), is a multimedia public education campaign designed to reduce the stigma associated with seeking care or treatment with psychological health. With an estimated 1.8 million service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, psychological health is in the forefront for today's Soldiers and their families. In a recent Mental Health Advisory Team (MHAT) study, 12 percent of service members exhibited signs of combat stress or depression during their first deployment. Those numbers rose to 19 and 27 percent during second and third deployments, respectively. These Soldiers are not alone

  • U.S. Africa Command wraps-up second academic conference with closing ceremony

    Sep 8, 2009

    U.S. Africa Command hosted 36 academic professionals from 17 different African nations during its second annual academic symposium at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Aug. 21, 2009.

  • Governor joins Corps of Engineers to break ground for Star Bend levee

    Sep 8, 2009

    Public/private partnership speeds construction of levee to increase flood protection for the people of Sutter County, Calif.

  • American Legion signs Army Community Covenant

    Sep 8, 2009

    The American Legion, a veterans' organization with a membership of 2.7 million men and women, brought nearly 6,000 state representatives, top political and military officials, and Miss America to its 91st national convention in Louisville, Ky., to sign a nationwide Army Community Covenant.

  • FEMA, Hawaii Civil Defense sign MOU

    Sep 8, 2009

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Regional Administrator Nancy Ward and Hawaii Civil Defense Director Major General Robert G. F. Lee sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Sept. 2nd.

  • New NCO Sets the standard

    Sep 8, 2009

    "When you first come into the Army, it's every private's dream to be an NCO," said Sgt. William Taylor, who just earned his rank in June. Taylor, 22, who is assigned to Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, has been in the Army just over three years.

  • Remembering Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti

    Sep 8, 2009

    A set of family photos of Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti, who will receive the Medal of Honor, the highest medal for valor.

  • Alaska Engineers further WWII recovery effort on Attu Island

    Sep 8, 2009

    Soldiers with Fort Richardson, Alaska's 6th Engineer Battalion travel to remote Attu Island to assist in the government of Japan's efforts to recover remains of Japanese soldiers who died on the island 66 years ago in one of WWII's fiercest battles

  • Shared promotion in honor of the Year of the NCO

    Sep 8, 2009

    Mr. William H. Thresher, director of TRICARE Regional Office South promotes Col. Michael S. Heimall, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) deputy commander for administration. Col. Heimall shared his promotion ceremony with Sgt. Crystal Jarrell in honor of the Year of the NCO. Heimall said, "I cannot think of a better Soldier to share my promotion ceremony with than Sgt. Jarrell."

  • Soldiers testing unmanned vehicles, sensors at Bliss

    Sep 8, 2009

    Soldiers with the Army Evaluation Task Force at Fort Bliss, Texas, are now in the midst of a limited user test that will move equipment that's part of the Early Infantry Brigade Capability Package one step closer to being in the hands of Soldiers.

  • VCSA Suicide Prevention Observance Message

    Sep 8, 2009

    As the nation prepares to observe National Suicide Prevention Week, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Chiarelli shares his thoughts with Soldiers, Civilians, and Family throughout the Army.

  • Sustainment Moves to the Next Level: Rethinking our Life Cycle Focus

    Sep 8, 2009

    While these are demanding times for our Army, with more than 240,000 Soldiers executing missions in nearly 80 countries around the world, our path to restoring the Army's balance is clear.

  • Ready Army and National Preparedness Month Proclamation

    Sep 8, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson, IMCOM commander, proclaims September as Ready Army and National Preparedness Month.

  • Newman fights back to finish 9th in Atlanta

    Sep 8, 2009

    Ryan Newman made another late-race charge to post a ninth-place finish in Sunday night's Pep Boys Auto 500 Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

  • And the Winner is: RRAD named recipient of the Robert T. Mason Award

    Sep 8, 2009

    RRAD awarded Robert T. Mason Award for second time.

  • USACE engineers in Europe LEED the way with green building projects

    Sep 8, 2009

    In today's economy, investing in sustainable design is a smart construction strategy. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has championed this effort by creating a policy in January 2008 to implement Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, in Army military construction projects.

  • Feedback Powers Users Conference

    Sep 8, 2009

    Feedback from Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines attending the Department of Defense (DoD) Project Manager (PM) Mobile Electric Power (MEP) User Conference are expected to strengthen products, prototypes and future conferences.

  • Servicemembers work with Iraqi businesses

    Sep 8, 2009

    A woman with a head dress and pink eye shadow pointed at the different diagrams shown in a booklet explaining her business' capabilities during a fair held by the Victory Regional Contracting Center. The fair occurred in the field house on Camp Liberty, Aug. 19 to help Iraq restore its economy. "We are establishing a relationship to work together," Cpt. Angela Smoot, High Point, N.C., contracting specialists, 46th Engineer Battalion, Joint contracting command Iraq/Afghanistan, said. "We are building bonds; that's why the theme of the event was titled, 'Forging Partnership Through Procurement."

  • Iraqi soldiers graduate bomb school

    Sep 8, 2009

    A single Iraqi solider wearing a red beret stood against the wall and began to sing. Soon the rest of the 34th Level IV graduating class of Iraqi Army Bomb Disposal School joined in the IA warrior song in celebration after receiving their course certificates Aug 26.

  • TCAP helps lawyers try sexual assault cases

    Sep 8, 2009

    The Trial Counsel Assistance Program recently held a four-day course at Camp Victory to help 41 trial counsels and paralegals from throughout Iraq better prosecute sexual assault cases. "Training on how to effectively prosecute sexual assault crimes will send a signal to would be abusers that we have the necessary skills to put them away, and hopefully will comfort the victims to know we will do everything in our power to serve justice," Capt. Nathan J. Bankson, Multi-National Corps- Iraq chief of justice, said.

  • FORSCOM relocation planning accelerates as move nears

    Sep 8, 2009

    FORSCOM's deputy commanding general, Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson, reviewed plans for the BRAC-directed relocation of the command's headquarters from its long-time home at Fort McPherson, Ga., during a Aug. 26, briefing.

  • ACOR: protecting Army assets, linguist rights

    Sep 8, 2009

    Here on Camp Victory one man is charged with the responsibility of protecting the rights of more than 3,500 linguists while simultaneously ensuring they fulfill their contract with the military. "My job is to protect the interest of the Army first and foremost, and the integrity of the mission," Maj. David Russo, Assistant Contracting Officer's Representative, explained. "That being said, there is no sweeping under the rug, every issue presented by a linguist or a member of a unit must be looked into."

  • BOSS advisor receives award for going 'beyond the call of duty'

    Sep 8, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - Had you asked her 28 years ago, perhaps she wouldn't have known about the kind of passion she would develop in the forthcoming years to serve single Soldiers to the best of her ability.

  • House cleaning NCO-style

    Sep 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soon after the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) assumed authority of all sustainment operations in Iraq, two of the unit's noncommissioned officers began their own operation 'Clean Sweep,' in preparation for the upcoming drawdown of forces and equipment from Iraq.

  • Mizan Mortar

    Sep 8, 2009

    Spc. Patrick Wilson, left, and Spc. Evaristo Garcia fire a 120 mm high-explosive mortar round during an illumination exercise on Forward Operating Base Mizan, Afghanistan, Sept. 2, 2009. Wilson and Evaristo are assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment.

  • Delta and Echo 949th receive awards

    Sep 8, 2009

    VICTORY BASE CAMP, Iraq - On Aug. 8, two companies attached to the 260th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, received recognition and awards for their year-long deployment to Iraq.

  • USO opens new theater for servicemembers in Iraq

    Sep 8, 2009

    The Joint Base Balad, Iraq, branch of the United Service Organizations opened its doors as the first USO in Iraq, February 2008, and continued this legacy Sept. 1, by being the first USO in Iraq to feature a movie theater.

  • Iraq, U.S. partner to refurbish water treatment plants

    Sep 8, 2009

    Imagine living without the convenience of running water for daily showers, brushing your teeth and let's not forget the comfort of being able to wash your hands after a trip to the restroom.

  • Students, graduates with disabilities team up with government employers

    Sep 8, 2009

    By the time her senior year of college was ending in 2009, Annie Chambers was losing hope of finding a full time job.

  • Hohenfels local nationals learn about leadership through Civilian Education System classes

    Sep 8, 2009

    Though she already holds a degree in business management and economics from the State University of New York, when Vesna Gaddy saw an opportunity to attend a course to hone her business leadership skills, she said she jumped at the chance. Gaddy, a Property Book Office supply technician is the first local national employee from U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels to attend a Civilian Education System course since the benefit was extended to local nationals last year.

  • Service members learn to save lives

    Sep 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Sgt. 1st Class Tricia L. Jameson Combat Medic Training Center on Joint Base Balad continuously offers a three-day combat lifesaver course to service members stationed in all areas of Iraq.

  • 194th takes charge at JBB

    Sep 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 194th Engineer Brigade took command from the 555th Eng. Bde. in a transfer of authority ceremony Aug. 29, here at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Chaplain, unit cope with loss

    Sep 8, 2009

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - For Soldiers in combat zones it can be difficult dealing with the loss of a teammate, but one chaplain here at Victory Base in Baghdad is helping his troops through a ministry of presence.

  • Brigadier General Vandal visits the 260th

    Sep 8, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal, the deputy commanding general for support with the 3rd Infantry Division, and 3rd ID Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews arrived here Aug. 19 as part of a pre-deployment site survey for their upcoming deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Soldiers create a home away from home

    Sep 8, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - As dusk transitions to darkness and the hot sand begins to cool down, the majority of the Soldiers, noncommissioned officers, officers and civilians who work in motor pools, buildings and tactical operation centers return to their living quarters. Simultaneously, those who execute nightly convoy operations prepare to embark on their missions

  • 49th MCB conducts officers' professional development conference

    Sep 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -The 49th Transportation Battalion, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), hosted its first officers' professional development conference Aug. 28, at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Heidelberg hosting European ministry conference

    Sep 8, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The European Religious Education Ministry Conference is scheduled to be held in Heidelberg Sept. 18-19.

  • Boost Campaign

    Sep 7, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> President Obama is joining the Ad Council and the U.S. Army to launch a new series of television and radio public service advertisements (PSAs) to encourage high school students to stay in school. The ads feature the President, and are part of the Army and the Ad Council's High School Dropout Prevention "Boost" campaign.

  • U.S. Army Golden Knights Black Demonstration Team Grace Chicagoland Skies With Their Expertise at th

    Sep 7, 2009

    The Golden Knights demonstration included a Tandem Jump with Wounded Warrior, Melissa Stockwell and local media, to Pond Swooping along Lake Michigan and jumping in the American and POW Flags. Over two Million spectators attended the show and watched the Golden Knights expertly land on target, while entertaining the very satisfied crowd. The paratroopers from Fort Bragg, NC also jumped in a baton and presented it to IL Governor Patrick Quinn, who thanked each Golden Knight personally after their demonstration. Afterwards, Governor Quinn got on stage and addressed the massive crowd in the Windy City and emphasized the importance of "Supporting our troops and the heroes that put their life on the line everyday to protect our freedom."

  • Army Chief of Chaplains visits Kandahar

    Sep 7, 2009

    Army Chief of Chaplains visits Kandahar

  • ASYMCA, Sierra Club offer free weekend camp in September

    Sep 6, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The Sierra Club and the Sierra Club Foundation are funding free weekend camping opportunities for military families through the Honolulu Armed Services YMCA.

  • 500th MI Bde. event supports, highlights women's equality

    Sep 6, 2009

  • 'Eddie the Eagle' flies in to support troops

    Sep 6, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) is welcoming a new member to the marketing team: "Eddie the Eagle."

  • Federal Survey Card impacts school funding

    Sep 6, 2009

    Would you like your child to have better school equipment and textbooks' Would you like it if the federal government gave money to our schools to provide better educational tools'

  • SYNERGY kids club off to energizing start

    Sep 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Dozens of children gathered at the Porter Community Center, here, to help launch Army Hawaii Family Housing's (AHFH) new SYNERGY program, Aug. 28.

  • Tripler's volunteer therapy dogs, handlers make the rounds

    Sep 6, 2009

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Mac McDaniel is very proud of his Welsh terrier, Baxter. Besides being a rare breed of dog in Hawaii, Baxter is also part of an elite team serving in the Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Human Animal Bond program, which uses friendly canines and other animals to boost the spirits of patients, families and staff.

  • Operation Headrest

    Sep 6, 2009

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii - More than 180 preschool through eighth grade students decorated pillowcases with pictures and welcome home messages for single Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Battalion Combat Team (IBCT) expected to return home to Hawaii in September.

  • Way of the Warrior: Native Hawaiian lecture series reveals ancient secrets

    Sep 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The much-anticipated Native Hawaiian lecture series got off to a rousing start, Friday, as military leaders were introduced to one of Hawaii's best-kept secrets: the ancient fighting art known as lua.

  • Awarding scholarship

    Sep 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Mikael Anthony Torres (center, right), a 2009 graduate of Waipahu High School and a freshman at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, gathers with sponsors and family for a keepsake photo as this year's recipient of the Nainoa Hoe Scholarship of Honor, awarded in memory of the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Lt. Nainoa Hoe, who was killed in Iraq in 2005.

  • Customer service survey gives voice to Soldiers, families, civilians

    Sep 6, 2009

    Whenever you're asked, "How are you today'" do you usually respond with "fine" or some other quick response'

  • JVEF partnership impacts Hawaii schools

    Sep 6, 2009

    WAIPAHU, Hawaii - Top educators gathered with high-ranking military personnel and lawmakers under one roof, here, at the Hawaii Okinawa Center, Aug. 27, for the annual Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF).

  • Please Add a Title!

    Sep 6, 2009

    090818-F-3803T-078 - U.S Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul De Lemos; Non Commissioned Officer In Charge of the 48th Iraqi Army Military Transition Team instructs an Iraqi Soldier from the 48th Iraqi Army Brigade Light Mortar Battery on proper firing techniques during a live fire training exercise conducted at Al Siniyah Air Base, Al Siniyah, Iraq, August 18, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Luke P. Thelen/Released)

  • U.S. Army Golden Knights drop in on a Chicago Bears pre-season game in Bourbonnais, IL

    Sep 5, 2009

    The Army Golden Knights were in IL for a Tandem Camp, hosted by the USAREC Chicago Recruiting Battalion and Army Public Affairs-Midwest. The Chicago Bears were holding their Training Camp in Bourbonnais, IL and were treated to a pre-game demonstration jump by the Golden Knights. Chicago Bears Co-Owner and Senior Director of Business Development, Brian McCaskey, who also did a Tandem Jump with the Golden Knights that same day, introduced the team to Coach Lovie Smith and some of the Chicago Bears lineup, to include Fullback, Jason McKie. Afterwards, the team interacted with some of the thousands of fans and signed autographs while handing out their posters.

  • USAREC Deputy Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Michael Garrett Thanks U.S. Army Golden Knights Tandem

    Sep 5, 2009

    United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC), Deputy Commanding General (DCG), Brigadier General Michael Garrett, spent a day at Skydive Chicago watching the U.S. Army Golden Knights Tandem Team in action. At the end of the day he called them all together and thanked them for the positive impressions they left upon the COIs all due to their incredible tandem program. Garrett impressed upon them just how important it was they were in IL assisting not only the Chicago Recruiting Battalion's mission but the Army Community Relations mission as well. The Golden Knights were invited to perform their Tandem Camp by United States Army Recruiting, Chicago Recruiting Battalion Commander, Lt. Col Ed Box.

  • U.S. Army Golden Knights Tandem Team give Chicago-landers a once in a lifetime experience

    Sep 5, 2009

    The Army Golden Knights Tandem Team, Fort Bragg NC, led by Sergeant Major, Michael Aca,!A"IkeAca,!A? Eitniear, came to Il for a week-long Tandem Camp at Skydive Chicago. The Tandem Team performed over 50 jumps with local Centers of Influence (COIs), to include one of the Chicago BearAca,!a,,cs Co-Owners and reporters from FOX News and ABC. Every tandem jumper at Skydive Chicago was treated to the extreme professionalism and expertise of the team through a day-long experience. Each day started off with introductions of every team member to get them ready for the total Army experience with their Tandem Masters. The paratroopers let the tandem jumpers know how many jumps they had performed in their Army career, which was a huge factor in calming down some of the nervous participants once they heard how experienced they were. From the newest member of the team to the Executive Officer LTC James Bean, every jumper was treated to personal insights of what brought each paratrooper to the Golden Knights. Some of the paratroopers came from other teams, like Sgt. 1st Class Kurt Isenbarger, who came from one of the Golden Knights Competition Teams, spreading further awareness to those in attendance on the variety of skills the Army has, as most didnAca,!a,,ct even know the Army had competition teams. Perhaps the most heartfelt story came from Sergeant Jared Zell, who explained to those at the tandem camp that when he was nine years old, he saw the Golden Knights jump at an air & water show and decided then he wanted to be a Golden Knight. Personal experiences like ZellAca,!a,,cs, really gave the attendees an inside look at their Tandem Masters in addition to their skills and expertise. Afterwards, Team Leader Sgt. 1st Class Michael Elliott, gave a step by step class of instruction on every aspect of the tandem jump they were about to experience, as well as hints on how to make the personal DVD they would be sent away with better. After answering questions, Elliot brought the tandem jumpers to the rest of the team to get everyone suited up and ready for their tandem experience with his teammates. Two of the many COIs who participated in the tandem camp, were pretty much a representative of all the jumpers in what they had to say about their experience. Chicago Bears Co-Owner and Senior Director of Business Development, Brian McCaskey, had this to say after his tandem jump, Aca,!A"This might sound cheesy but it was a life changing experience for me. The training I received from the Golden Knights and the opportunity to do something so extraordinary with the very best in the world will stay with me forever. I truly have a different perspective on life and of course the Army. I will be a good ambassador for all that you do as I share my experience with anyone willing to listen.Aca,!A? USO of IL President, Tony Enrietto, who jumped on the first day of the tandem camp, summed it all up by exuberantly stating, Aca,!A"Thank you for the best day of my life!Aca,!A?

  • TRADOC commander discusses leadership, training at forum

    Sep 4, 2009

    The Army wants Soldiers to develop the attributes that will allow them to anticipate changes on the battlefields in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's commanding general said. GEN Martin E. Dempsey addressed training at Fort Benning and around the service while attending the Summer 2009 TRADOC Initial Entry Training Forum Sept. 1-2 at the Columbus Iron Works and Trade Center.

  • Campbell's Rakkasan appears on television game show

    Sep 4, 2009

    When a Fort Campbell 3rd Brigade Combat Team Soldier went to Nashville to audition for the game show, "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" he never expected to make it all the way to the hot seat in New York. Now 1st Lt. Jacob Shaha, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, is $25,000 richer and it's all thanks to his wife.

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