Archive: Sep 2009

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  • McChrystal: conventional strategy won't win in Afghanistan

    Sep 29, 2009

    The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan ardently believes that conventional military thinking and actions won't win the counterinsurgency war there.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Sophia I. Malone

    Aug 29, 2012

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Sophia I. Malone

  • 'Broncos' return home to Hawaii

    Sep 28, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Family and friends of approximately 1,050 "Broncos" from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), 25th Infantry Division (ID), are celebrating their Soldiers' return from Iraq after a successful yearlong deployment.

  • U.S. Army Africa Leads Natural Fire 10 in Uganda

    Sep 28, 2009

    <b>What is it'</b> Natural Fire 10 is a multi-national, globally resourced exercise focused on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The goals are to promote interoperability between U.S. Army Africa and the militaries of partner nations while improving capabilities to respond to complex humanitarian emergencies. Roughly 650 troops from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda will work alongside U.S. Soldiers.

  • Engineers team up with robot at NTC to clear IEDs

    Sep 28, 2009

    More than 3,000 Soldiers from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, just ended two weeks in the box at the National Training Center preparing for an upcoming deployment to Iraq, and a number of them conducted unique route-clearance training there with a Talon robot.

  • Taking over: Iraqi police station validated, ready for action

    Sep 28, 2009

    Once known as a hub of insurgent activity and violence, the city of Hawijah, Iraq, and its residents received a ray of hope as another one of the city's police station was validated.

  • USACE People: Decades of environmental work, as regulator and park ranger

    Sep 28, 2009

    Angie Wulfow, park manager of the Sacramento District's Stanislaus River Parks, has worked for more than 25 years with the Corps to preserve the environment.

  • Riot control exercise pits protesters against MPs

    Sep 28, 2009

    The mock disturbance was part of Fort Meade's annual Force Protection Exercise that was held Sept. 15 to 17 and included a simulated drug raid and hostage negotiation.

  • Iraq's UN refugee representative visits Taza

    Sep 28, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- The United Nations has donated more than $500,000 to help reconstruction efforts in the Iraqi city of Taza, in response to a devastating bomb blast that leveled hundreds of homes and killed at least 80 people in late June.

  • Iraqi military police learn crowd control techniques from U.S. forces

    Sep 28, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- "Erjaa'a! Erjaa'a!" shouted Iraqi Army soldiers as they displayed their batons hard from right to left. "Get back! get back!" they were saying in Arabic as they had been trained to do by their U.S. military police counterparts.

  • Testing Meade's mettle: Force Protection Exercise explores response to crises

    Sep 28, 2009

    Fort Meade's first responders, military police and directorates met these staged challenges during the installation's Force Protection Exercise held Sept. 15 to 17.

  • Scots play tribute to troops at Pentagon

    Sep 28, 2009

    The cadence of drums and sounds of bagpipes filled the air as the British Army's 20-member Scots Guards Pipes and Drums Corps entered the Pentagon courtyard Sept. 25 to put on a lunchtime show as an expression of admiration by the United Kingdom to America, its closest ally.

  • Iraqi children go from mud hut to new school

    Sep 28, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- The school children in the village of Chemin in Kirkuk province, Iraq, have always known the small mud house on the outskirts of their village as their school.

  • Iraqi Emergency Response Units vital to inner-city security

    Sep 28, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - In an effort to curtail complacency and encourage community policing, Iraqi Emergency Response Units assisted by U.S. Soldiers conducted checkpoint inspections throughout the city of Kirkuk, Iraq, Sept. 9.

  • Soldiers in Iraq remember 9/11

    Sep 28, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- "I remember exactly where I was on 9/11 when I found out the twin towers had been hit," one Soldier said to another. The Soldier nodded in reply, and his eyes lost focus for a moment as he reflected back to where he had been on that historic day.

  • Clark Howard, Robin Meade to host personal finance town hall Friday

    Sep 28, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The public is invited to attend a personal finance town hall hosted by consumer advocate Clark Howard and HLN morning TV personality Robin Meade 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the National Infantry Museum.

  • AAFES' "Match It Game" at Watervliet

    Sep 28, 2009

    During a recent visit to the Arsenal Post Exchange, Leon Williams led me on a journey that felt like an hour-long game show. For those of you who don't know Leon he has been the manager at the Watervliet Arsenal PX for about three years.

  • Foreign soldiers arrive to Fort Bragg for Operation Bright Star

    Sep 28, 2009

    Egyptian, German, Pakistani and Kuwaiti paratroopers arrive at Fort Bragg for Operation Bright Star where they will visit the Fayetteville area, learn to fire U.S. Army weapons and conduct airborne operations. On Oct. 12, U.S. troopers will travel to Egypt for the second half of the operation.

  • 1st, 338th provides training, support at Fort McCoy to deploying units

    Sep 28, 2009

    Since the early days of the decade, the 1st, 338th Training Support Battalion (TSBN) at Fort McCoy has provided training and support for units deploying to Operations Iraqi (OIF) and Enduring Freedom (OEF).

  • Virtual Route Clearance Trainer gives realistic training to units at Fort McCoy

    Sep 28, 2009

    "We would rather have you die a thousand times with us than die once over there," is the motto to go along with the Virtual Route Clearance Trainer at Fort McCoy.

  • Fort McCoy Child, Youth & School Services program gets new multi-function school activity bus

    Sep 28, 2009

    Staff members and youth in the Fort McCoy Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) program say they are excited about the arrival of its first multi-function school activity bus. The purchase of the multi-function school activity bus is another example of the Army Family Covenant commitment to Soldiers and their families, said Jan Fink, CYSS coordinator.

  • Ceremony marks Fort McCoy founder's birth date

    Sep 28, 2009

    Fort McCoy's commemoration of "A Century of Service to America" continued as dignitaries from Fort McCoy, Wis., and Sparta gathered Sept. 5 at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Sparta, Wis., to mark the birth date of Robert Bruce McCoy.

  • Army Contracting Command (ACC)

    Sep 28, 2009

  • 1st AD Commanding General

    Sep 28, 2009

  • Keeping robots in play on the battlefield

    Sep 28, 2009

  • 1AD Commandin General

    Sep 28, 2009

  • Official 1AD Site

    Sep 28, 2009

  • 1AD Navigation

    Sep 28, 2009

  • Balancing kinetic effects of Airpower with Counterinsurgency objectives in Afghanistan

    Sep 28, 2009

    In the pre-dawn hours of Aug. 22, 2008, U.S. and Afghan Forces conducted a combined operation in Heart Province to capture/kill a High Value Individual. Intelligence reports indicated that 20-30 Anti-Coalition Militant fighters were holding a Shura in the village of Azizabad. Upon infiltration, U.S. and Afghan Forces came under heavy fire. They returned fire with small-arms and crew served weapons and directed close air support assets to target ACM positions. An AC-130H gunship engaged and destroyed several ACM targets in Azizabad village. Initial U.S. reports stated 30-35 Taliban militants were killed to include Mullah Sadiq, a known Taliban commander. In addition, the U.S. stated the operation resulted in 5-7 civilian deaths. At the same time the U.S. was reporting these numbers; other organizations such as the U.N. claimed the civilian death toll was much higher. An official U.N. statement claimed as many as 90 civilians were killed, of which 75 were women and children.

  • G-4 going high-tech at the AUSA Annual Meeting

    Sep 28, 2009

    Be sure to visit the Army G-4 exhibit at AUSA, displaying six stations of logistics technology and high-tech tools are guaranteed to capture your attention.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT Soldier returns from Iraq; reflects on Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sep 28, 2009

    Puerto Ricans have been serving in U.S. wars since 1898, and Hispanic Americans account for 10.9 percent of active-duty Soldiers according to Army demographics in 2008.

  • Army Suicide Prevention Month: Fighting an unseen enemy

    Sep 28, 2009

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. - One look at the Army's current suicide rates makes it clear that Suicide Prevention Month could not fall at a more appropriate time: in the past seven months there have already been more reported active duty suicides than during the same period in 2008. Released Sept. 10, the Army's statistics show 11 potential active duty suicides for the month of August, bringing the tally up to 110 since January.

  • Old Guard Chaplain sponsors marriage enrichment for senior leaders and spouses

    Sep 28, 2009

  • Unlocking Russian interests on the Korean Peninsula

    Sep 28, 2009

    The close relationship that once existed between Moscow and Pyongyang is a relic of the Cold War. In fact, there is reason to believe that the two neighbors now share little in common. Yet decades ago, the Soviets exercised tremendous influence over the North Korean regime, anecdotally evidenced by Kim Il-sung's fateful request to Josef Stalin asking to invade the South in 1950. Stalin, after much consternation, finally gave his approval. By deferring to Stalin, Kim Il-sung sought continued Soviet support, which he received for roughly 40 years until the breakup of the Soviet Union. In the early 1990s, however, this partnership changed significantly.

  • Cavalry unit, garrison team up ahead of deployment

    Sep 28, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - With the clanking of hammers nailing chock blocks into one end of the train car, a crane parked near the rail head on Conn Barracks gently placed a huge container down on the other end of the flat bed Sept. 25.

  • Arsenal's future is tied to its secrets

    Sep 28, 2009

    Given that the Arsenal is nearly 200 years old, there are bound to be a few ghosts and skeletons in the closet among the buildings that some date to 1828. In addition to ghosts and skeletons are secrets that some say are the key to the Arsenal's long-term survival, but are disappearing more and more every day.

  • She doesn't kick like a girl: New female kicker for PHS football 'really something'

    Sep 28, 2009

    When Emma Murray, sophomore, first announced she would try out for kicker on the Patch High School football team, she was wearing a dress and had a flower in her hair. "I thought she was coming in to be my manager," said Brian Hill, head coach. Little did he know that Murray, 15, would not only make the varsity team, but become the Panthers' best kicker.

  • Military women inspire photographer's art, life

    Sep 28, 2009

    When Uka Meissner-DeRuiz began working for the U.S. Army in 1965, she was stunned to find women serving in the military. "I was surprised. It was a cultural shock, I do admit," she said. Years later, the idea still fascinates the German photographer. It's a theme she continually explores in her work. Meissner-DeRuiz's "Military Moms" photo exhibit, the third in a series focusing on women in the military, opened at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum/James-F.-Byrnes-Institut in downtown Stuttgart Sept. 17.

  • The long, dark tunnel: spouses and deployment

    Sep 28, 2009

    For a military spouse, the long, dark tunnel of deployment is paved with new challenges and responsibilities. While their service member spouse is away, the husband or wife left behind juggles children, finances, managing the home and work - alone. Add to this the loneliness of losing a partner and best friend, and the end result can be overwhelming, even traumatic, if the spouse create a support system for themselves.

  • New after-school program teaches kids grown-up skills

    Sep 28, 2009

    Learning to maintain a vehicle or trying Latin dance are usually activities reserved for adults. Now, children in grades 1-12 can try them out - for little to no cost - with the new, Army-wide Child, Youth and School Services after-school program, EDGE!

  • Observance lauds Hispanics' military sacrifices

    Sep 28, 2009

    When the salsa band started playing at the Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Sept. 18, even Gen. William E. "Kip" Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, and his wife, Joyce, got up and danced along.

  • USAG Stuttgart rec programs take top IMCOM-E honors

    Sep 28, 2009

    The Installation Management Command -Europe Recreation Award winners were announced Sept. 11, and it was more than a win-win situation for U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart. It was win-win-win-win, as the USAG Stuttgart Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation professionals collected top honors in four areas.

  • Archeologists unearth artifacts at Wiesbaden construction site

    Sep 28, 2009

    Almost 2,000 years ago, several Roman military bases were established along the Rhine River in western Germany, including one in Mainz - a large Roman city known as Moguntiacum. Because of its strategic location, historians surmise the base housed as many as four Roman legions.

  • 1st AD officers scrum for esprit-de-corps

    Sep 28, 2009

    1st AD officers scrum for esprit-de-corps

  • South Korean colonel receives Bronze Star for Afghanistan service

    Sep 28, 2009

    A Republic of Korea Army colonel received the U.S. Bronze Star Medal in a ceremony at Yongsan Army Garrison, Sept. 24.

  • Army honors Gold Star Mothers at Pentagon

    Aug 26, 2011

    More than 20 Gold Star mothers met Friday at the Pentagon in the Hall of Heroes for recognition by Army senior leaders prior to the national "Gold Star Mother's Day" on Sunday.

  • Welcome Social Kicks Off Best Warrior Competition

    Sep 27, 2009

    The 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition kicked off Sept. 27 with a welcome social at Fort Lee, Va. Starting today and running through Oct. 2, 24 of the Army's elite Soldiers and noncommissioned officers representing 12 different commands will converge on Fort Lee to see who will be named this year's Soldier and NCO of the Year.

  • Sacramento District parks see record turnout on National Public Lands Day

    Sep 27, 2009

    Nearly 1,200 volunteers complete dozens of park improvement projects at 7 California lakes

  • 7th Signal Command provides Army Enterprise Network capabilities in CONUS

    Sep 27, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> 7th Signal Command (Theater) is the Army's newest theater level signal organization. Now, just seven months after being activated, the command is taking another major step toward becoming the preeminent provider of LandWarNet in the Continental United States (CONUS.)

  • USACE helps keep Kirkuk clean with waste management program

    Sep 27, 2009

    Garbage collection and disposal is a major problem throughout Iraq - but the sweet smell of success is coming from the Kirkuk Solid Waste Management Program.

  • Corps of Engineers manages projects to restore Iraqi legal, justice system facilities

    Sep 27, 2009

    In partnership with the Iraqi government, the Army Corps of Engineers works on projects to help the rule of law flourish under Iraq's emerging democracy.

  • Commentary: We all have a mission

    Sep 26, 2009

    Less than a week ago, I left behind the desert and the construction projects at Fort Bliss and travelled with my unit, the 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, to support the Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division during Operation Unified Endeavor, a mission readiness exercise, being held at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Pediatric cardiac screening provides hope for Iraqi children

    Sep 26, 2009

    The medical professionals of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and 47th Combat Support Hospital hosted a diagnostic cardiovascular screening session, Sept. 17, for 12 Iraqi children. The screening is the first phase of a Government of Iraq and United States forces effort to link potential sponsors from various non-governmental organizations to fund children's heart surgery.

  • Energy drinks popular among Soldiers

    Sep 26, 2009

    Energy drinks popular among Soldiers

  • Gen. Dempsey says DLIFLC Army education treasure

    Sep 25, 2009

    Gen. Dempsey observes language training at DLIFLC on Sept. 24

  • Managing money during a deployment keeps Fort Bragg Soldiers out of financial trouble

    Sep 25, 2009

    Soldiers, both married and single, should understand the importance of money management before, during and after deployment so they don't get themselves in financial trouble. Fortunately, being a member of the military gives Soldiers and their Families access to free financial and legal services that can advise the best ways to invest and save money.

  • Fort Bragg plastic bridge

    Sep 25, 2009

    An M1A1 Abrams tank is driven over a thermoplastic composite bridge to demonstrate the strength of the first, 95 percent recycled, low maintenance bridge during the dedication ceremony Friday, at Camp Mackall. The thermoplastic bridge, made from about 85,000 pounds of recycled plastics, is the first structure of its kind capable of supporting military equipment loads in excess of 70 tons.

  • Aerobathon a big hit at Fort Bragg's Towle Court Fitness Center

    Sep 25, 2009

    More than 70 Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees participated in the biannual aerobathon at Towle Court Fitness Center Saturday. "This is a meet and greet for the classes," said fitness coordinator Shannon Riley. "It allows people to meet the instructors and see their style of instructing as well as socialize with one another. They can also get a chance to see the types of fitness programs we have to offer here," she said.

  • Fort Bragg's youth sports holds fall season opening ceremony

    Sep 25, 2009

    Hundreds of Family members, fans and spectators gathered at Fort Bragg's NCO Academy Field Saturday as the Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Youth Sports division held its fall season opening ceremony. The ceremony featured youthful athletes, from ages 4 to 15, who were geared to participate in soccer, football and cheerleading during the fall season. Fort Bragg Garrison Commander Col. Stephen Sicinski spoke at the event and threw the first football pass to a young football player to proclaim the fall season open. "Welcome to another season of Fort Bragg youth sports," Sicinski said. "This thing does not happen without your support. If you're standing on the field, it means you're actively involved in your community. If you're sitting in the bleachers, it means that you actively engaged in supporting your community, thank you."

  • Cross-promoting your Web content with links

    Sep 25, 2009

  • 'Straight from Iraq' takes Gold

    Sep 25, 2009

    The U.S. Army and its advertising agency won Gold earlier this week at the prestigious Jay Chiat Awards for the strategic excellence of its online program, "Straight from Iraq."

  • Army remembers All-Hispanic regiment at Pentagon

    Sep 25, 2009

    In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Army welcomed Col. Gilberto N. Villahermosa to the Pentagon for a book-signing of his three year history project, "Honor and Fidelity, the 65th Infantry in Korea, 1950-1953," the country's first all-Hispanic regular Army regiment.

  • New bridge opens pathway for IA in Kirkuk province

    Sep 25, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-A rural area in Kirkuk province which had lost a bridge to insurgents now has a new one to reconnect their communities.

  • Soldiers Receive Coffee, Counsel at God's Grounds

    Sep 25, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - You can find tucked away in a quiet corner of Contingency Operating Base Adder, next to the chapel, and near the cafeteria, an area of repose and comfort; an oasis called God's Grounds.

  • Building the building blocks of education

    Sep 25, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - During the 2nd "Black Jack" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's time in Iraq, the unit has helped build and renovate 25 school facilities now ready to open for the upcoming school year.

  • Motorcycle safety course at Fort Bragg gets an upgrade

    Sep 25, 2009

    For motorcycle riders, taking the basic and experienced riders course is mandatory before operating a motorcycle on Fort Bragg. In the past, the course lasted two days and consisted of classroom and actual motorcycle operator training outside the classroom. Starting Oct. 1, the basic riders course will be extended an extra day and include a new piece of equipment designed to familiarize riders with motorcycle movement before getting out on the road. "You're gonna get movement, you're gonna get throttle input, breaking input, the motorcycle (simulator) is gonna move a little bit on you," Brunner said. "You can get that sense of feel."

  • IP increase security following Ramadan

    Sep 25, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-Following the end of Ramadan, Iraqi police officers at the Bushariya Police Station in the Kirkuk province of Iraq have increased area security to ensure the safety of citizens in their community.

  • Fort Bragg station provides post emergency information

    Sep 25, 2009

    Here is a little known fact - Fort Bragg has its own radio station. Though listeners are not likely to hear Jay-Z or Miley Cyrus, they will be warned of inclement weather and other important messages. The radio station, found at AM 1700, has been operational for nearly two months and is under the control of the Directorate of Emergency Services, said Scott Bouley, who is a systems administrator with the Integrated Incident Management Center. "The radio station is an emergency warning system that we can use to broadcast important information," Bouley said. "Right now, we are trying to find a better location for the station so that we can increase the range."

  • Distinguished lecturer series begins at Fort Bragg

    Sep 25, 2009

    To help leaders meet the daunting intellectual demands that modern warfare entails, the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team recently inaugurated its Distinguished Lecturer Series. The series is designed to help leaders from the brigade navigate complex geo-political issues and understand evolving concepts in military affairs through exposure to a wide array of lecturers from the worlds of the military, academia, and politics, said Maj. Troy Glazier, the brigade Information Operations officer, who helped develop the concept for the series.

  • Fort Bragg spouses' retreat prepares Families for homecomings

    Sep 25, 2009

    After 10 months in Iraq and several more to go, the spouses of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division are ready for their paratroopers to come home. But preparing for that much-anticipated arrival requires planning and understanding, which is why the Panther Brigade conducted a spouse retreat Saturday and Sunday at the Crown Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The weekend's opening session and overall theme of the conference was "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families" by Col. Patrick Neal, 3rd BCT's rear detachment chaplain who has conducted three spouse retreats in the past year.

  • Army unveils new look for its National Museum

    Jun 17, 2011

    Army representatives have released a series of full-color architectural renderings for the National Museum of the United States Army, to be built next year at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Fort Bragg participate in National Preparedness Month observance

    Sep 25, 2009

    Readiness is one of the staples of military life. Whether it's physical readiness or the ability to react to anything at a moment's notice, military members and their Families are expected to adapt. This month, the Fort Bragg community, along with the rest of the Army will observe National Preparedness Month and the Army encourages every member of the Army Family to participate.

  • Worker Finds Creative Niche With Hobby

    Sep 25, 2009

    David Wilson had been looking for a creative outlet for many years. He had tried different hobbies, but nothing stuck. Four years ago, however, he found his art form inside a chunk of wood. He's been carving ever since. "I had a friend that was a carver. He gave me a tool catalogue and told me to order a few things. He said he would teach me a few things in a week or so. But then he took a job as a tour bus driver," Wilson, a property administrator in the Garrison's Directorate of Logistics maintenance division, said. "It was three years before I saw him again. So, I got a few books and kept practicing. Other carvers have helped me and showed me things along the way." After four years, Wilson said he is still a beginner. His carving is still a learning process of trial and error. "I make toys, animals and people," he said, laughing. "I also make some firewood, too." It is a process he has come to love. He has set up a small shop at his home, where he spends hours in the relaxing pursuit of taking tool to wood. He has found that he most enjoys crafting caricatures and faces. "I can't even draw a stick figure, but I can take a piece of wood and make something," he said. "It's relaxing and satisfying at the same time."

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers, Family members become American citizens

    Sep 25, 2009

    Seventy-four servicemembers and military spouses, 33 of whom are from Fort Bragg, raised their right hands and took the oath of allegiance for naturalized citizens during a naturalization ceremony Sept. 17, aboard the Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington.

  • Chaplain travels to FOB Ghazni in Afghanistan

    Sep 25, 2009

  • Community Entertains Families From Fort Campbell

    Sep 25, 2009

    "OMG!" said Denise Lewis upon seeing the crowd gathered in the lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel. More than 250 family members, Team Redstone leaders, community leaders and representatives from various support organizations were assembled. They met in a reception room for a "Welcome to Huntsville" event Sept. 12. With their spouses deployed in Afghanistan for a year, the family members of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Campbell, Ky., were ready for a relaxing time - a retreat from the stress of running a family, working jobs, being involved in the community, and the day-to-day household operation without the presence of their spouses. The group is part of Strong Bonds, formerly known as the Building Strong and Ready Family program in 1997, an Army family readiness/support group led by the 159th Chaplain unit. The program recognizes the importance of family support. "We are so happy to be here," said Lewis, family readiness group brigade adviser

  • Bragg bike ride supports wounded warriors

    Sep 25, 2009

    For the second year in a row, Special Operations Recruiting Battalion will support the Wounded Warrior Project with a bike ride across Fort Bragg. On Oct. 8, the ride will kick off the WWP Soldier Ride, Carolinas. The opening ceremony for the 20-mile ride, which will start and end at Wilson Park on Butner Road, will begin at 9 a.m.

  • Security Assistance Command Tackles Suicide Prevention

    Sep 25, 2009

    The Army has made suicide prevention among Soldiers a top priority. However, predominantly civilian organizations are using the training and information available to educate their work forces as well. The Army Security Assistance Command is moving into phase three of its training plan. "We want it to be understood that we take it just as seriously as the green-suiters," Gale Fenwick, training manager, said. "We are an Army organization and suicide does happen to civilians, too." The first phase of training included briefings and presentations featuring the stories of people who have lived through suicide attempts or the pain of a friend, loved one or colleague's death. Some of the faces are instantly recognizable. "The actor and comedian Drew Carey has a segment where he talks about his own suicide attempt," Fenwick said. The training program is mandatory for USASAC's active duty and government civilian work force. It is also recommended for the contractors within their walls. Conducting widespread training at four locations, while in the middle of a BRAC move, sounds daunting, Fenwick said. However, teamwork and support from Redstone has made it go much smoother than could be anticipated.

  • 'God Is Touching The Hearts Of So Many'

    Sep 25, 2009

    While the Army defends freedoms around the world, God is working in the hearts of people from all walks of life who hunger for justice, compassion and a promise for a better future. That's what Betsy Brown is witnessing as she travels throughout western and eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. "Pray for our enemies," she urged members of the Protestant Women of the Chapel during a presentation Sept. 10. "God is touching the hearts of so many who hate us. In Africa, Morocco, Libya, Algeria and all over the world, Jesus is making himself known ... Pray that they have dreams and visions, because they are." Brown, an international Christian worship leader, speaker and teacher, formed Heartsong Ministries in 1979. Since then, she has traveled throughout the U.S. and the world to share the message of Christ and to minister to U.S. servicemembers. In her mission work, she ministered behind the Iron Curtain in Germany when communism was falling, among Russian military in Siberia, and on the battlefields of Iraq to both U.S. military and Iraqi citizens. She has co-led prayer walks on the islands of Indonesia, assisted with tsunami relief work in Indonesia in 2005, spent Christmas 2004 and Thanksgiving 2007 in Iraq ministering to U.S. military, traveled to Syria several times to assist with aid to more than 2 million Iraqi refugees, and taught and worshipped with military wives involved in PWOC around the world. She has seen for herself how the power of Jesus and the Christian message of love and forgiveness have changed the lives of radical extremists. As she spoke to PWOC members in Bicentennial Chapel, Brown said she has repeatedly heard testimonials similar to what a refugee living in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon once told her about his transformation.

  • West Point Senior Ready To Graduate Into Service

    Sep 25, 2009

    Matthew Wilson didn't know his dad during his Army years. By the time the younger Wilson was born, John Wilson was getting ready to retire from a 22-year stint as an Army officer. But growing up in a post-Army family hasn't kept Wilson from finding his own way into the military's officer ranks. "I still feel like I've grown up in an Army family. I knew my father had served and so had my grandfather. It was something I knew I was always going to do." Wilson has begun his senior year at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. His graduation with a bachelor's in electrical engineering in May 2010 will be the culmination of a goal he set after attending West Point's Summer Leaders Seminar following his junior year at Grissom High. "I attended the leadership courses at West Point and the Naval Academy," Wilson said. "The programs are meant to expose students to the rigors, to the reality of the military academy. "I really liked the atmosphere at West Point. I made good friends during that week who I am still in touch with. I had a great squad leader. I liked everything about it." It didn't take long for Wilson to realize that West Point was the place for him. And, as he decided his path, Wilson's parents dedicated themselves to providing support to their son and other Alabama West Point cadets. They have both served as the president of the West Point Parents Club of Alabama, and continue to assist with club activities.

  • USACE Pittsburgh District uses G-20 interruption as training opportunity

    Sep 25, 2009

    When the world descended on Pittsburgh for the G-20 summit, the Corps' people in Pittsburgh were ready.

  • Fox's Retiring Spokesman Enjoys 'Blessed Time'

    Sep 25, 2009

    Fifty-mile drives and new computer technology were the challenges that Melba Moody faced when she first reported for work Sept. 20, 1989 at what is now Fox Army Health Center. That was 20 years ago and Fox was a full-blown hospital, with an emergency room, surgical facilities and hospital rooms. Moody's plan was to work for the hospital for a year or two and then return to her family farm in Lawrence County. Those plans changed. "I've spent so much time here that this is like family," she said. But another part of her family - her husband, a daughter and son and their spouses, 10 grandchildren and a host of other relatives - are pulling more strongly than her Fox family these days, and Moody has decided it's time to retire. A retirement reception in her honor is scheduled for Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. at Fox. "I'm excited. I'm anxious. I'm going to miss the people here terribly," she said. "When I first started, I had been driving for about a month and I thought to myself 'I don't know if I can do this for a year.' Now I don't think anything about the drive. I have loved working at Fox. I love the people, the patients, and I have loved my work. I didn't know it was going to be so rewarding."

  • Touching Lives Of Veterans With Caring Services

    Sep 25, 2009

    Helping veterans is a community-wide effort in Huntsville. And, among the organizations that assist veterans, Still Serving Veterans has made a niche for itself by providing "the caring and understanding counseling" sought by veterans of all ages who need help in reintegrating into their communities. "Support from the community is what really makes us successful," SSV executive director Werner Baker said. "Huntsville is such a great military community and Redstone is really a great post. Funding is critical to our programs. But we've been fortunate that Huntsville is a giving community. We have wonderful support." That support is much appreciated by SSV as it works to make each veteran, and especially each wounded warrior, successful at what often becomes the most difficult task in their return to civilian society - finding a way to support their families. "We take care of all veterans. But our main emphasis is on young wounded warriors. We do not turn any veteran away who walks in our door. We provide all of them with job development and job training, and we work closely with their families. It doesn't do just to help the veteran and let the family walk out the door without that same support. We are all about helping to keep these families together." Baker said the Huntsville community - including commercial establishments, government contractors and individuals - has come forward to provide financial support for SSV services and programs during its three years of operations. Fund-raising events, such as the upcoming golf tournament sponsored in support of SSV by Analytical Services on Oct. 2 at Cherokee Ridge Golf Course, make a difference in the type of support SSV can provide.

  • Madison County Honors Veteran Heroes

    Sep 25, 2009

  • BRAC EXPO '09 preps FORSCOM, USARC families for transition

    Sep 25, 2009

    For more than 600 uniformed service members, Army civilian employees and family members of U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Reserve Command and the Fort McPherson Garrison, an all-day event here went a long way to ease concerns and answer these questions as the Sept. 15, 2011 closure of the Atlanta home for two of the Army's largest commands inexorably nears.

  • Setting Example of Supporting Troops

    Sep 25, 2009

    When Rick Turner retires in November from his position as executive director of the Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Activity, he will be taking with him a reputation of excellence and commitment built during 33 years of civilian service. It is a reputation that will be recognized nationwide at the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting and exposition in October when Turner is presented with the annual Department of the Army Civilian of the Year Award for outstanding service to the Army, its Soldiers, civilians and families. "I view this award as recognition of the Army value of selfless service. This award is recognition for the USATA team and the other folks at Redstone who support us," Turner said. "We have 61 different locations in 11 countries, in 26 states and on three different continents. We have great Americans working for us. They are truly supporting our customers, and I have the honor of representing them. This is a team of professionals - 90 percent of which are former Soldiers - who don't care who gets the credit as long as Soldiers get the support they need. That's what makes it easy to come to work every day." Similar to others who have received prestigious Army awards, Turner said he is "humbled" and "honored" to be chosen for the AUSA award from among thousands of dedicated DA civilians, and considers it a "great honor" to be recognized for the work that's being done by USATA employees in support of Soldiers "who raise their right hand to defend our nation and, possibly, give their life for it." He also sees the award as an opportunity to promote the work of USATA's 600 employees.

  • Army chaplains ready to provide assistance for those contemplating suicide

    Sep 25, 2009

    Chap. (Lt. Col.) Peter Brzezinski typically finds that 75 percent of the staff members briefed at the Madigan Army Medical Center New Employee Orientation knows someone who has committed suicide within the past five years. As a Presbyterian chaplain trained in helping people of all faiths on their spiritual journey through life, he knows that suicide is a "permanent solution to a temporary problem," as he calls it, and doesn't affect just those wearing the uniform. "Suicide in the military is more visible and noticeable because we are in a closed setting," said Brzezinski, chief of Madigan's Ministry and Pastoral Care. "The military is just a small microcosm of the epidemic occurring in society."

  • Reaching Out to Reserve and Guard Forces

    Sep 25, 2009

    Reaching Out to Reserve and Guard Forces

  • Teddy Bear Picnic

    Sep 25, 2009

  • Battle for 'Best Warrior' brings 24 elite Soldiers, NCOs to Fort Lee

    Sep 25, 2009

    From Sept. 28 through Oct. 2, 24 of the Army's elite Soldiers and NCOs officers representing 12 different commands will converge on Fort Lee, Va., to see who will be named this year's Soldier and NCO of the Year.

  • Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Sep 25, 2009

    Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center visiting troops.

  • First Army Social Worker training class graduates

    Sep 25, 2009

  • Walk to Baghdad and Back

    Sep 25, 2009

  • Entertainer, Author Helps Military Children Cope

    Sep 25, 2009

  • Showing support for military

    Sep 25, 2009

  • Army bids farewell to retiring Maj. Gen. Yingling of FORSCOM G3

    Sep 25, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Sept. 18, 2009) - The Army bid an official farewell today to Maj. Gen. John A. Yingling in recognition of his 35 years of dedicated service. His retirement ceremony was held here at the headquarters of the Army's largest command, Army Forces Command, where he had been the deputy chief of staff G3/5/7 (equivalent to a large civilian corporation senior vice president for operations) since December 2007.

  • First Training Soldiers Arrive to Ordnance Campus

    Sep 25, 2009

    The Ordnance School operations at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. are beginning to wind down as construction at the school's new location at Fort Lee continues at a rapid pace. However, neither has stopped the institution from fulfilling its mission to train ordnance Soldiers. The Ordnance School transported the first wave of ordnance advanced individual training Soldiers here Sept. 23 to begin training at the school's $700 million campus.

  • Trials and Tribulations: Security from Behind the Walls

    Sep 25, 2009

    The first Nuremburg War Crimes trial ended on October 1, 1946. It helped bring closure to World War II in Europe.

  • 1st ACB preps for flight

    Sep 25, 2009

  • USAG-Detroit Arsenal Competes for the Supply Excellence Award

    Sep 25, 2009

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