Archive: Sep 2009

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  • Today's Soldiers Honor Yesterday's Heroes

    Sep 18, 2009

    When you drive the streets of Huntsville at 4 a.m., you're not going to see much. You'll pass closed buildings, dark streets, and you won't find many citizens wondering around. But as you pull into the Huntsville International Airport, you'll find Soldiers standing with members of the Patriot Guard, holding giant American flags, waiting for some special guest to arrive. Who's the special guest, you might ask' Is it a general' How about a music singer coming to play a concert for the Soldiers' None of the above. These Soldiers and civilians of Huntsville, Madison and Redstone Arsenal are waiting for members of the greatest generation - World War II veterans coming to the airport to participate in an Honor Flight, a trip to see the WW II memorial in Washington, D.C. This edition of the Honor Flight took place Aug. 29. "The Honor Flight is an organization where (they) solicit donations from various corporations and private and public donations, all to fly these World War II veterans and volunteers to Washington, D.C., so these vets can see their memorial and remember those who died serving our country," said Sgt. 1st Class Scott Fuchs, senior small group leader for the Basic NCO Course, 59th Ordnance Brigade.

  • New commander to advance 647th RSG through challenges

    Sep 18, 2009

    The incoming commander of the 647th Regional Support Group was saluted by Soldiers in formation during a change-of-command ceremony held Saturday at the Roque O. Segura U.S. Army Reserve Center. Along with his rock of support, his wife and daughter present at the ceremony, Col. Lawrence W. Meder, a chemical officer, grabbed the unit\'s colors as they were passed from the current commander, Lt. Col. David W. Ling, to Brig. Gen. Mark W. Corson, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Des Moines, Iowa, to Meder and the custodian of the unit colors, the command sergeant major.

  • Oktoberfest Weekend Arrives With 'Oompah'

    Sep 18, 2009

    The Chicken Dance is once again coming to Redstone Arsenal! By far one of the favorite traditions of the Arsenal's annual Oktoberfest, the Chicken Dance will be performed often this weekend by Terry Cavanaugh and the Alpine Express as revelers of all ages take to the dance floor in the event's FestHall Tent. If you like authentic "Oompah!" music, and German food and beer, then Oktoberfest should be at the top of your list of things to do this weekend. But partaking of German fare and customs isn't the only thing going on at the festival. Oktoberfest is also a must-do for anyone who enjoys midway rides and games, carnival food, and circus entertainment. "It's Oktoberfest with an Alabama flair," said Mark Germonprez, of the Directorate of Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation, who is a co-event coordinator of the festival with FMWR's Kenneth McDonald. "Oktoberfest always offers a tremendous value and great family fun. We offer a much more secure environment, unlimited rides, great entertainment, and this festival costs half the price of the county fair we had here a few weeks ago. We also offer more than any other fair with our Oompah band, great German food and authentic German beers." Festival hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, noon to 1 a.m. Saturday, and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices are $10 on Thursday and Sunday, and $13 on Friday and Saturday.

  • Charity Drive Grows To Meet Needs

    Sep 18, 2009

    The stack of boxes is about to grow at the office of the Tennessee Valley's Combined Federal Campaign. They contain individual donor recognition items for the upcoming campaign. Soon they will be joined by 22,000 copies of the CFC brochures listing the charities. "And then you'll see another stack up to the ceiling over here," said Melinda Seigler, CFC coordinator for United Way of Madison County which is the campaign's principal combined fund organization. CFC coordinator Donna Johnson doesn't mind making room in building 3708 at the corner of Aerobee and Patton roads. She's fired up about the 2009 campaign scheduled Sept. 30 through Dec. 11. "Now more than ever there are a lot of people in our community and our nation and our world that need our support," Johnson said. The theme for this year's campaign, which has a $2 million goal, is "iCan now more than ever." The kickoff celebration is Sept. 30 from 10-11 a.m. in Bob Jones Auditorium, building 5304. The agency fair will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sparkman Center parade field between buildings 5303 and 5304.

  • FORSCOM kicks off 2009 CFC campaign

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Sept. 18, 2009) - U.S. Army Forces Command's kick-off rally for the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign was held Sept. 16 at its headquarters here. This year's CFC theme is "Give Today and Change Tomorrow." Brig. Gen. E. Eric Porter, FORSCOM Deputy Chief of Staff, G1, hosted the rally, which was held in the G1 atrium of Building 200. Porter also is serving as Director of Division 2, Atlanta Area CFC. Porter gave kudos to Lt. Col. Hillary "Gus" Luton, Public Affairs Office, who is this year's FORSCOM CFC Coordinator. She led CFC campaigns when she was assigned to U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) and volunteered to coordinate FORSCOM's campaign. Porter also praised Mike Chapman, CFC Atlanta Area Division 2 Coordinator. Chapman is a retired FORSCOM civilian employee who is back for 90 days to coordinate the local campaign. This is his 16th year working for CFC.

  • Crane Army and Navy hosts POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony

    Sep 18, 2009

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity joined with Naval Support Activity Crane, and Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, in hosting the annual Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day Ceremony here Sept. 17.

  • Flying History Grounded At McKinley Firing Range

    Sep 18, 2009

    There's a lot of flying history on McKinley Range. Amid the helicopters and an A-10 Thunderbolt airplane set up on the range for force training is an OV-1 Mohawk, a photo observation and electronic reconnaissance airplane used by the Army in Europe, Korea, the Vietnam War, Central and South America, Alaska, and Operation Desert Storm. It is a military aircraft that is at the center of the 20th reunion of the OV-Mohawk Association Sept. 23-27 in Nashville. Yet, the actual physical presence of a Mohawk on Redstone Arsenal was an interesting discovery for a former Mohawk pilot and technical observer who recently visited McKinley Range to see the military aircraft for themselves. "Ten years ago, a friend (now deceased Mohawk pilot Mike Langer) told me a Mohawk had come to Redstone Arsenal at some time," said David Brown, a retired master sergeant and Mohawk technical observer. "The Veterans Memorial Museum showed me pictures of the airplane out at Redstone Arsenal. So, I knew it was on the Arsenal. I just didn't know where it was."

  • 'We've Found Ways To Channel Our Grief'

    Sep 18, 2009

    He asked for understanding and patience. He apologized for his tissue and prepared speech, both tools he uses to help hold back his own tears. And he touched the hearts of the 650-plus employees who heard his message of sorrow, loss, bewilderment, faith, hope and love. Maj. Gen. Mark Graham, deputy chief of staff of the G-3/5/7 at Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Ga., told his heartbreaking story of the death of his two sons - one from suicide, the other from an improvised explosive device in Iraq - to a packed Bob Jones Auditorium and to other Redstone Arsenal employees via closed circuit television Thursday. The event was hosted by the Garrison's Employee Assistance Program in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week and National Suicide Prevention Month. "I can hardly get through this and I've done this many times," he said of his speech. "Two of my sons are dead and it is hard for me ... My sons died fighting different battles. The loss of both sons was beyond comprehension."

  • Soldiers join community celebration

    Sep 18, 2009

  • U.S. Army Combatives Championship held at Smith Fitness Center Sept. 18-20.

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING NEWS RELEASE - Soldiers from around the Army will fight hand-to-hand to earn first place during the fifth annual U.S. Army Combatives Championship, which will be conducted at Fort Benning's Smith Fitness Center on Dixie Road Sept. 18-20.

  • Army Community Covenant - Angel Soldiers at Work

    Sep 18, 2009

    Giving back to the community was the overall sentiment of the Soldiers who spent most of their day at the SAMMinistries, an organization that supports the homeless in San Antonio.

  • CSA Quote

    Sep 18, 2009

    We're building an Army that is a versatile mix of tailorable and networked organizations operating on a rotational cycle ... to provide a sustained flow of trained and ready forces for full spectrum operations ... and to hedge against unexpected contingencies ... at a tempo that is predictable and sustainable for our all-volunteer force. That's what we're doing. That's the direction we're headed. I believe it will give us exactly the kind of Army we'll need for the challenges of the 21st Century.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation

    Sep 18, 2009

  • Prevention Key to stopping spread of flu

    Sep 18, 2009

  • Hotline helps wounded Soldiers, Families resolve issues

    Sep 18, 2009

    Originally opened March 19, 2007, the Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline continues to offer wounded and injured Soldiers and Family members a way to resolve medical issues and channel information directly to senior Army leadership in order to improve Army services for the medical needs of Soldiers and their Families. Soldiers and Families wishing to use the hotline to address issues dial 1-800-984-8523, the stateside DSN is 328-0002, and the overseas DSN is 312-328-0002.

  • Commissary imporovements make shopping easier

    Sep 18, 2009

  • POW/MIA Day: Honor our missing heroes

    Sep 18, 2009

    If there is a day to put away petty gripes, it is today. Each year, the third Friday of September is set aside to honor our prisoners of war and missing in action.

  • Fort Sam Houston addresses suicide prevention

    Sep 18, 2009

    Fort Sam Houston Soldiers and civilians attended a suicide prevention awareness open house Sept. 15 at Army Community Service. Upon entering the auditorium attendees received a bag filled with useful information on the risk factors and warning signs for suicide, a guide to cope with deployment and combat stress and a list of phone numbers for several resources available to Soldiers and civilians. There were also representatives from several agencies from both on- and off-post on hand to answer questions and provide information on the resources available to combat suicide. Trudy Lomex shared her heart-wrenching experience of losing her son to suicide and her struggle to move past it and seek counseling. She encouraged those in the audience to talk to others.

  • Family and Friends walk to Baghdad in support of their Soldiers

    Sep 18, 2009

  • Patriot Golf Day

    Sep 18, 2009

  • U.S. Army Recognizes Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel Command Commander Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Commander Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008" in an awards ceremony September 21 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.

  • Czerw, Cornyn commemorate Patriot Day, award Banker medal

    Sep 18, 2009

    Guests of the Association of the United States Army, Alamo Chapter, commemorated Patriot Day, Sept. 11, during their quarterly luncheon with a visit by U.S. Senator John Cornyn and a presentation by Maj. Gen. Russell J. Czerw, commander, Fort Sam Houston and U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School. During the luncheon Cornyn awarded Barbara J. Banker the Secretary of Defense Outstanding Public Service Award for her work with wounded warriors and support of a multitude of programs and events at FSH.

  • MCOE to meet BRAC milestone

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Fort Benning will reach another milestone in its transformation to the Maneuver Center of Excellence Oct. 1 when MG Michael Ferriter becomes the center's first commanding general and its Soldiers don the redesigned MCOE patch.

  • Two Meade seniors spend summer exploring NASA

    Sep 18, 2009

    Fort Meade High School students attended the eight-week program for rising seniors which provides on-the-job experience working under the guidance of a mentor in engineering, science or other profession at a NASA facility.

  • 55th Combat Camera Soldier receives Purple Heart, Joint Service Commendation

    Sep 18, 2009

    On Sept. 1, before a crowd of family members and Combat Camera Soldiers, Maj. Dan C. Wood II, commander of Combat Camera re-presented the Purple Heart to Marcy during a ceremony at McGill Training Center. The award was accompanied by the Combat Action Badge and the Joint Service Commendation Medal as well as other gifts, such as a lifetime membership to the Veterans Of Foreign Wars.

  • Army warns against education counseling scams

    Sep 18, 2009

    Officials with the Army Continuing Education System caution that some civilian organizations are taking advantage of uninformed Soldiers.

  • 9/11 Steel beam, Rescorla statue unveiled

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The threat of rain was not enough to keep hundreds from gathering Thursday outside the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center to celebrate the unveiling of the COL(R) Rick Rescorla statue and greet the arrival of a steel I-beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

  • Child Development Center III receives national accreditation

    Sep 18, 2009

    The 65 staff members at Child Development Center III are "super excited and extremely proud" to receive their first national accreditation

  • Commanding General addresses flu concerns

    Sep 18, 2009

    An open letter from the Commanding General to the Fort Jackson community

  • President awards Medal of Honor

    Sep 18, 2009

    President Barack Obama posthumously awards Army Sgt. 1st. Class Jared C. Monti from the 10th Mountain Division the Medal of Honor and presents it to his parents Paul and Janet Monti Sept. 17 in the East Room of the White House. "Jared Monti saw danger before him and he went out to meet it," Obama said about the first Soldier to receive the medal for valor in Afghanistan.

  • MDW combatives tournament a hit

    Sep 18, 2009

    The sound of bodies slamming against a canvas mat rang through Wells Field House on Fort Belvoir as the Virginia post hosted a combatives tournament open for Soldiers in the Military District of Washington.

  • Get a skill, save a life for National Prepardeness Month

    Sep 18, 2009

    During the observation of National Preparedness Month, people are encouraged to make preparedness a priority. Becoming trained in administering the Heimlich maneuver, CPR and first aid should be at the top of the list.

  • Fort Meade staffers step back in history at Antietam

    Sep 18, 2009

    A group of installation leaders journeyed Sept. 2 to the Civil War battlefield of Antietam for what is known as a battle staff ride in which leadership teams draw lessons from the past.

  • Army atwitter as it embraces Social Media

    Sep 18, 2009

    Since the Army stood up the division in January, the unit has launched an official page on the popular social networking site Facebook while maintaining an existing presence on Web sites such as Flickr, YouTube, Twitter and other online portals. Fort Meade follows suit in May, and acceptance among Soldiers is picking up, as some become more comfortable with use.

  • 2009 National POW/MIA Recognition Day senior Army leader message

    Sep 18, 2009

  • 2009 National POW/MIA Recognition Day senior Army leader message

    Sep 18, 2009

    On Friday, Sept. 18, our Nation will pause to honor the sacrifices and service of those Americans who have been Prisoners of War, those who remain Missing in Action and their families.

  • USAG-Detroit Arsenal Offers Help in Dealing with the Housing Market Crisis

    Sep 18, 2009

    Resources are available for Soldiers, Families, and DA Civilians who are affected by the housing market crisis.

  • 1st ACB troopers partner with MiTT, IA missions

    Sep 18, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Helping assist the Iraqi Army achieve independence and the ability to provide an atmosphere of stability is one of the main missions facing the U.S. Army as it gradually draws down its presence in Iraq.

  • National Preparedness Month

    Sep 18, 2009

  • New cammo pattern may blend in better in Afghanistan

    Sep 18, 2009

    Soldiers fighting in Afghanistan will soon see two new test camouflage patterns on the backs of fellow Soldiers.

  • National Preparedness Month Proclamation

    Sep 18, 2009

  • Detroit Arsenal Road Show Offers Door-to-Door Customer Service

    Sep 18, 2009

    Detroit Arsenal professionals travelled to the Rock Island Arsenal to help ease the transition for those employees who are relocating to Warren, MI, due to the 2005 BRAC iniatives.

  • Gates calls for patience on Afghanistan troop decision

    Sep 18, 2009

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today defended the president's plan to keep the recent Afghanistan assessment classified and said the decision to send more troops there should be weighed carefully.

  • Remains of Civil War Soldier return home on anniversary

    Sep 18, 2009

    The remains of a Union Civil War Soldier found at the Antietam National Battlefield here will be buried today in his home state of New York on the 147th anniversary of the battle, the Civil War's bloodiest day.

  • President awards Medal of Honor to fallen Soldier's family

    Sep 18, 2009

    President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor posthumously to the family of Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti during a White House ceremony Thursday.

  • Vaccination is your best protection against influenza

    Sep 18, 2009

    This year health officials are preparing for the Novel H1N1 flu - initially known as Aca,!A"swine fluAca,!A? when it was widely publicized last year - in addition to the seasonal flu vaccinations to which military personnel are accustomed.

  • Wagonmasters land in the sands of Kuwait

    Sep 18, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT - Three weeks after casing their colors on Fort Hood, Texas', Cooper Field, nearly 400 Soldiers from the Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) arrived at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Sept. 10-11 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Close Quarters Marksmanship Training

    Sep 18, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT - Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade participate in close quarters marksmanship training, CMQT, at a range here, Sept. 12. CQMT is only one block of training that Soldiers may receive here before moving on to Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Matthew C. Cooley, 15th Sustainment Brigade PAO)

  • Riders deliver 9/11 steel to honor Soldiers, first responders

    Sep 17, 2009

    Benning Blog - I witnessed a very sacred ceremony this morning as a piece of steel from the World Trade Center was brought to Fort Benning. More than 300 people attended the event, including members of the New York City Police Department, the Fire Department of New York City, Soldiers, veterans, community leaders and members of the Rescorla family.

  • Riders deliver World Trade Center steel to honor Soldiers, 9/11 heroes

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - I witnessed a very sacred ceremony this morning as a piece of steel from the World Trade Center was brought to Fort Benning. More than 300 people attended the event, including members of the New York City Police Department, the Fire Department of New York City, Soldiers, veterans, community leaders and members of the Rescorla family. All came out to Heritage Walk at the National Infantry Museum, despite the excessive humidity and threatening weather, to witness the official dedication of an I-beam from the north tower of the World Trade Center. The two-ton piece of steel is nearly 12 feet in length and was escorted 1,040 miles from New York City to Fort Benning by motorcyclists from all over the country.

  • Alaska paratroopers visit Afghan villagers, assess infrastructure

    Sep 17, 2009

    Soldiers from Fort Richardson, Alaska's 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division talk with villagers in eastern Afghanistan while assessing local infrastructure.

  • Top MPs face off at Fort Leonard Wood

    Sep 17, 2009

    A total of 34 three-person teams converged on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., this week to compete in the Warfighter Challenge competion.

  • Soldier on right track at local speedway

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - When Rick Gilliland returned to Fort Benning in March - with an eye toward retirement in two years - the staff sergeant said he and his wife, Marcia, wanted to buy a boat. He wound up with a race car instead.

  • POW/MIA Day: Honor our missing heroes

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - If there is a day to put away petty gripes, it is today. Each year, the third Friday of September is set aside to honor our prisoners of war and missing in action. It is a time to reflect on their sacrifices and remember their stories.

  • Students thank parents for service to country

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - It's about service and sacrifice, and it's about gratitude," said Glenn Hughes, principal of Edward A. White Elementary School, as he opened the school's first Freedom Friday program Friday in the multipurpose room.

  • Flu shots coming to MACH

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - In the coming weeks, flu shots will be available at Martin Army Community Hospital for eligible beneficiaries. For information on the schedule, check The Bayonet and Web page at www.army.mil/benning and the Martin Army Community Hospital Web page at www.martin.amedd.army.mil. In the interim, beneficiaries may use their Tricare benefits to obtain a flu vaccination.

  • National Infantry Association awards two Doughboys

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - GEN(R) John W. Foss and CSM(R) Jimmie W. Spencer are the 2009 recipients of the Doughboy Award in recognition of their contributions to the Infantry.

  • Dexter students plant fall garden

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - "I just love gardening," said 6-year-old Parker Boone, after pulling weeds from his classroom garden Friday at Dexter Elementary School.

  • New services, renewed commitment to Army families

    Sep 17, 2009

    Fort Benning introduced community members to the new $7 million School Age Services Center during a grand opening Wednesday, while post leaders reaffirmed their commitment to Soldiers and their families by re-signing the Army Family Covenant.

  • Congressional Medal of Honor Society Begins Week-long Convention in Chicago with an Opening Ceremony

    Sep 17, 2009

  • Coaches not a dime a dozen

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Fort Benning Children Youth and School Services has never went without offering sports programs for the youth on post, but having enough volunteer coaches for this year's football, soccer and cheerleading presented a challenge sports specialist Dorrie Wagner said.

  • Chattco High School Panthers remain undefeated

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Chattahoochee County High School Panthers remained unbeaten in Region 4-A with a 14-7 come-from-behind victory over the Wildcats of Schley County Friday in Ellaville, Ga.

  • Freedom Walk commemorates Sept. 11

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Though Phillip Flick is too young to remember the events of Sept. 11, the 11-year-old joined more than 100 people Friday to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks by walking nearly two miles at Stewart-Watson Field before heading to class at Faith Middle School.

  • Pathfinders deliver the goods at rodeo

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Forget roping a steer, when the students of Fort Benning's Pathfinder course head out for a rodeo, they aren't referring to a sport but rather the safest, fastest method of resupply currently available.

  • Volunteers make care packages for deployed Soldiers

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley and Davis Broadcasting packed more than 50 care packages Friday at the National Infantry Museum to ship to Soldiers in Iraq.

  • A Soldier's honor

    Sep 17, 2009

    President Barack Obama posthumously awards Army Sgt. 1st. Class Jared C. Monti from Raynham, Mass., the Medal of Honor to his parents, Paul and Janet Monti, in the East Room of the White House in Washington D.C., Sept. 17, 2009. "Jared Monti saw danger before him and he went out to meet it," Obama said in the ceremony.

  • Institutional Adaptation Marches On!

    Sep 17, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> For over a year the Army has been adapting it's institutions so that the Army thinks, acts and operates as an enterprise by encouraging civilian and military leaders to take a holistic view of Army objectives and resources and empowering them to integrate related functions to effectively and efficiently generate trained and ready forces for Combatant Commanders and sustain the All-Volunteer Force. We are revising our modernization strategy and taking steps to build resilience in our Soldiers, families and Army civilians. This is necessary to sustain the Army as the strength of the nation into the future.

  • Chaplaincy Archived News

    Sep 17, 2009

  • Retired NCO reflects on lessons learned in uniform

    Sep 17, 2009

    Retired Sgt. 1st Class Robert W. Elzy, now chief of Plans and Operations for U.S. Army Alaska G-1, says he has never lost the qualities that made him proud to wear the stripes of a noncommissioned officer.

  • Gen. Campbell visits 1/1 AD Commander at National Training Center

    Sep 17, 2009

    Gen. Charles Campbell, the commander of Joint Force Command, met with Col. Larry Swift on Wednesday at the National Training Center to discuss the readiness of the unit.

  • Chicago hosts Medal of Honor Convention

    Sep 17, 2009

    More than 45 recipients of the nation's highest award for valor converged on Soldiers Field in Chicago, Ill., Tuesday for a Medal of Honor Convention, also attended by hundreds of other servicemembers and appreciative citizens.

  • Command Training Conference held at USASMDC/ARSTRAT headquarters

    Sep 17, 2009

    A group of approximately 70 military and civilian personnel were briefed in the areas of cyber, missile defense and space at the 2009 Command Training Conference Sept. 14-18 at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command headquarters, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. The conference theme was "Growth in Our Mission Areas - Space, Missile Defense, and Cyberspace; Posturing for the Future to Better Support the Warfighter."

  • Command Training Conference hosted at USASMDC/ARSTRAT headquarters

    Sep 17, 2009

  • Belvoir honors victims, heroes

    Sep 17, 2009

    The Fort Belvoir community honored the more than 2,900 victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks Friday during a memorial service at the Community Club.

  • Students and Soldiers team up for Sept. 11 ceremony

    Sep 17, 2009

    Students and teachers from nearby Woodlawn Elementary School welcomed Soldiers from Fort Belvoir Friday for a special ceremony marking the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Brooks overjoyed to be back at Belvoir

    Sep 17, 2009

    Brooks, an Atlanta native, arrived on post in August after serving as deputy garrison commander at Walter Reed Army Medical Center since 2006. A retired Army Chemical Corps colonel, Brooks spent 31 years in a number of command and staff positions, including as commander of a nuclear weapons storage site in Germany around the time the Berlin Wall was torn down. He officially retired from active-duty service the same year he started working at Walter Reed.

  • West Point Band ultra marathoner hitting his stride

    Sep 17, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Bill Cuthbert is an accomplished ultra marathoner, racing throughout the northeast.

  • Systems Engineering officer to receive Army Payne Award

    Sep 17, 2009

    West Point instructor honored with 2009 Dr. Wilbur B. Payne Memorial Award for Excellence in Analysis.

  • Stewart-Hunter, local leaders join first responders to commemorate 9/11

    Sep 17, 2009

    More than 1,000 Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Soldiers and Family Members, along with community leaders joined first responders to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001 with a Freedom Walk, Sept. 10 and Sept. 11.

  • President and Congress recognize Noncommissioned Officers

    Sep 17, 2009

  • Aviation Bde takes on shoothouse training

    Sep 17, 2009

    It was a military operations on urban terrain live-fire exercise taking place at Fort Stewart, Aug. 26. The training was not for training special operations Soldiers or even for infantry. This was the culmination event for the Soldiers in Company E, 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment.

  • 'We Have Air Force Here''

    Sep 17, 2009

    When the Air Force was established in 1947, one of the main requirements to its division from the Army was that it would provide close air support and weather forecasting for the Army. Fast forward to Sept. 18, 2009, and the 62nd birthday of the Air Force, and they are still providing that service, along with intelligence surveillance reconnaissance,s to the Army. In fact, the 15th Air Support Operations Squadron, based at Wright Army Airfield, has been attached to Fort Stewart since 1972.

  • 3rd Sustainment Brigade's Own 'Renaissance Man'

    Sep 17, 2009

    In addition to his S1 duties, Major James Galluzzo finds time to be a coach, pilot, magician, father and more

  • "Wagonmasters" open Soldier and Family readiness center

    Sep 17, 2009

    15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) celebrated the grand opening of the 15th SB Soldier and Family readiness center with Soldiers, Family members and friends at brigade headquarters August 20.

  • Welcome home 135th QM Co!

    Sep 17, 2009

    Nearly 200 Soldiers from the 135th Quartermaster Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade arrived home after a yearlong deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sept. 14.

  • Showcase Keeps Stewart-Hunter Community In the Know

    Sep 17, 2009

    Sharing information about upcoming events and activities was part of the goal at the 2009 Fall Regional Information Sharing Forum and Community Showcase at Club Stewart, Sept. 9 and at Hunter Army Airfield, Sept. 10.

  • Marne CSM remembers 9/11 with Claxton community

    Sep 17, 2009

    On Sept.11, 2001, our nation's capital and our nation's largest city were attacked. Another attack was thwarted by passengers of an airplane that crashed in western Pennsylvania. While the acts were in the centers of America's power or intended to attack it's centers of power, their devastation was felt all over America, including Claxton, Ga., the fruitcake capital of the world. The town chose to honor the victims of the attacks and the servicemembers who have been sent overseas to capture those responsible. The town held its 8th annual Patriot Day Service of Rememberance, Sept. 11 at Evans County Courthouse in Claxton, Ga.

  • President signs into law Joint Resolution of Congress "Recognizing the service, sacrifice, hono

    Sep 17, 2009

    In August, President Obama signed into law a Joint Resolution "recognizing the service, sacrifice, honor, and professionalism of the Noncommissioned Officers of the United States Army."

  • Vanguards field first in-house Infantry BNCOC

    Sep 17, 2009

    The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division fielded its first home-station Infantry Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course in August and 70 Vanguard sergeants and staff sergeants graduated the Infantry-specific, Phase II leadership class at Fort Stewart's Moon Theater, Sept. 11.

  • 3/15 Inf Soldiers take 3rd in Sniper competition

    Sep 17, 2009

    Staff Sergeant Ryan Castle and Spc. Chris Stewart shot their way to a third place overall finish at the 2009 Gastonia Sniper Competition in Gastonia, N.C., Sept. 2-5. The duo not only represented the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, but were the only active Army team at the police department-sponsored event. The infantrymen challenged 30 law enforcement teams from across the country to an 11-event, sharp shooting competition.

  • Suicide awareness is about educating yourself, knowing options

    Sep 17, 2009

    September is Suicide Prevention month throughout the Army.

  • Biden suprises troops in Baghdad

    Sep 17, 2009

    Vice President Joe Biden took time during an unscheduled visit to Camp Liberty's, Pegasus Dining Facility, Sept. 17, to visit with Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • IMCOM-Europe CSM: FSBI an outstanding initiative

    Sep 17, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Looking back at her years spent tackling barracks administrative issues as a first sergeant, Installation Management Command-Europe Command Sgt. Major Tracey Anbiya said she wished the First Sergeant's Barracks Initiative happened a long time ago. "FSBI is an outstanding initiative from every perspective because it alleviates the requirements for commanders to have their Soldiers doing barracks tasks and their first sergeants from performing administrative duties. It also systemizes upkeep and maintenance of our barracks," she said. "By creating a structure for the IMCOM-Europe garrison workforce to perform barracks duties, FSBI frees up Soldiers to focus on leadership, training and Soldiering issues."

  • Employee's suggestion saves money, eliminates waste

    Sep 17, 2009

    An employee's idea to save money on the cost of materials used in the Sheet Metal Branch has earned the highest Army Suggestion Program award payout here so far this year.

  • The Mechanic's Corner: Closing outside vents keeps vehicle cooler

    Sep 17, 2009

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - Leaving the outside air vents open of a humvee can cause a lot of problems for a vehicle's air conditioner. The inside of the air conditioning unit gets clogged up and no air flow is generated.

  • Tobyhanna's support of AF systems nets praise

    Sep 17, 2009

    Tobyhanna's support of AF systems nets praise

  • CO commends centenarian, veteran for lifetime of service to nation

    Sep 17, 2009

    Weeks before his 100th birthday, Edward Whitehead joined hundreds of his comrades at the Tobyhanna Army Depot's annual Military Retiree Day on Aug. 8.

  • MPs gear up for regimental week

    Sep 17, 2009

    Story covers the events scheduled for the Military Police Regimental Week at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Sept. 17 through 26.

  • Depot participates in Greening Experience, teaches interns

    Sep 17, 2009

    U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command interns visited Tobyhanna Sept. 9 as part of the Greening Experience Program for Interns.

  • Guard brings agriculture expertise to Afghanistan

    Sep 17, 2009

    In the 1970s, Afghanistan was a major exporter of produce, but since the 1979 Soviet invasion and the subsequent Taliban rule after the Soviets left the country, the nation's agricultural output has decreased dramatically.

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