Archive: Sep 2009

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  • International military families reap benefits of Elmo's support to U.S. troops

    Sep 17, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium-Elmo's dad is downrange again, a shared reality for children of both U.S. and international Servicemembers in the Benelux community as NATO allies continue engagements in Kosovo and Afghanistan.

  • Hawaii Military Working Dog Team Named "Top Dog" in Competition

    Sep 16, 2009

    After three days of fierce competition, a Hawaii-based working dog team outscored the competition and was named "Top Dog" in the 2009 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Competition. Staff Sgt. Marcus Bates and his working dog, Bennie, 13th Military Police Detachment, 728th MP Battalion, had the best overall performance among all the working dog teams and took home the top trophy. Approximately 30 teams from the Army, Air Force, Marines, Honolulu Police Department (HPD) and the Transportation Security Administration all gathered early in the week for a chance at the title of "Top Dog". During the competition, the dogs detected narcotics in a warehouse, ran through obstacle courses, and competed in a hardest-hitting dog competition to take down hostile personnel.

  • Infantry Soldiers in Hawaii Execute New EIB Testing

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, who conducted their Expert Infantry Badge testing Sept 9 through 11 at East Range, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, lead the way as the first Army unit to execute the new test. The new concept, called EIB 21, sends Soldiers down three individual "lanes:" the patrol, TCP, and urban lanes. As Soldiers progress through the lanes, they take out enemy positions, determine grid coordinates, and provide first aid on casualties.

  • Fort Riley remembers Sept. 11, honors those who served

    Sep 16, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - As flags across the nation flew at half staff, Fort Riley paused the morning of Sept. 11 to honor those who had fallen in the terrorist attacks eight years earlier, to honor those who have fallen since in support of the global war on terror and to honor prisoners of war and missing in action servicemembers.

  • Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti

    Sep 16, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest medal for valor in combat that can be awarded to members of the armed forces. Since the medal's creation in 1862, there have been 3,447 recipients; 2,404 of those were Soldiers. The White House recently announced the President will present the Medal of Honor to the family of Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti for gallantry in combat demonstrated on June 21, 2006 during Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • 303rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD) Activates in Hawaii

    Sep 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (Sept. 15, 2009) -- U.S. Army, Hawaii's newest unit unfurled its colors during an activation ceremony here Tuesday. Soldiers of the 303rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD) stood in formation on Hamilton Field as Col. Timothy Ryan, commander, 8th Sustainment Brigade (Provisional), and Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Branham, 303rd Ord. Bn. (EOD), uncased the battalion colors for the first time since the unit was inactivated in Germany in 1976.

  • Volunteers use Libby Custer's 'secret recipe' during pie-making marathon

    Sep 16, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Teenagers, adults and retirees packed elbow to elbow along long tables in a room that smelled pleasantly of cinnamon, rolled up their sleeves for one common mission: to make a lot of apple pies.

  • Fort Riley building new railhead expansion to expedite deployments

    Sep 16, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Fort Riley is putting the "rapid" back in deployment with a new $15 million railhead project. The project, which has been five years in the making, is aimed at expediting the transportation of unit equipment for deployments and training, and it also promises to add 30,000 additional square feet of track to Fort Riley's railway system within a year, said Dick Wollenberg, transportation officer for the Fort Riley Directorate of Logistics.

  • Fort Riley children remember Sept. 11 with Freedom Walk

    Sep 16, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - It's likely that everyone that was alive eight years ago remembers exactly where they were and what they were doing on Sept. 11, 2001, when two airplanes hit the World Trade Center, another airplane hit the Pentagon and a third landed in a field in Pennsylvania.

  • 'Operation Kid Comfort' provides lasting memories

    Sep 16, 2009

    Hearts Apart along with the Armed Services YMCA in Junction City held the Operation Kid Comfort program Sept. 10 at the ASYMCA facilities.

  • Suicide leaves legacy of self doubt, professor tells Soldiers

    Sep 16, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - September is Suicide Prevention Month at Fort Riley and Anthony Jurich, Ph.D., professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Kansas State University, helped kick off the observance activities.

  • Fort Riley remains proactive in H1N1 preparedness

    Sep 16, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - As Fort Riley prepares for a possible second wave of the H1N1 virus, its Soldiers and Families should also prepare for the possibility of illness.

  • Taking the next steps in counter-IED operations

    Sep 16, 2009

    JIEDDO conducts first training of counter-IED teams prior to deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom to reduce casualties caused by IEDs.

  • MP teams battle in warfighter competition

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Army's 13th annual Military Police Warfighter competition began Tuesday and concludes Friday with 34 three-person MP teams from across the Army competing in more than 10 events.

  • Czech Army Chaplain Honors Task Force Spartan Chaplain With Coveted Award

    Sep 16, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan - Maj. Bradley West, Task Force Spartan, chaplain, was presented the Gen. Methodej Kuban Medal by Chaplain Mirek Jordanek, chaplain for the Czech 3rd Contingent, based with the 41st Mechanized Battalion, 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade at Forward Operating Base Shank in Logar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 5.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Monti in Afghanistan

    Sep 16, 2009

    A personal photo of Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti, Medal of Honor recipient, in Afghanistan, 2006.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Monti in Afghanistan

    Sep 16, 2009

    A personal photo of Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti, Medal of Honor recipient, in Afghanistan, 2006.

  • Remembering Sgt. 1st Class Monti

    Sep 16, 2009

    A personal photo of Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti, Medal of Honor recipient, in Afghanistan in 2006.

  • Monti's Place

    Sep 16, 2009

    A picture of "Monti's Place," named after Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti, Medal of Honor recipient, in Afghanistan.

  • Remembering Sgt. 1st Class Monti

    Sep 16, 2009

    A familiy photo of Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti, Medal of Honor recipient.

  • Remembering Sgt. 1st Class Monti

    Sep 16, 2009

    A familiy photo of Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti, Medal of Honor recipient.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to Know Sgt. 1st Class Teresa Bozeman

    Sep 16, 2009

    USASMDC/ARSTRAT Soldier Spotlight

  • Remembering Sgt. 1st Class Monti

    Sep 16, 2009

    A familiy photo of Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti, Medal of Honor recipient.

  • Remembering Sgt. 1st Class Monti

    Sep 16, 2009

    A familiy photo of Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti, Medal of Honor recipient.

  • ADMC destroys Army's last DRAGON missiles

    Sep 16, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--The Army finished demilitarizing all the Dragon missiles in its stockpile on Sept. 8 when Anniston Defense Munitions Center blasted the last 24 with 36 M15 mines in an open burn/open detonation process.

  • Iraqi medics, engineers improve their skills

    Sep 16, 2009

    Sergeants from the 38th Iraqi Army Brigade received instruction on combat casualty assessment from their U.S. counterparts in Maysan province recently at Camp Sparrowhawk.

  • Drill Sergeant School commandant set to leave after historic tenure, new commandant to also make his

    Sep 16, 2009

    When Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Newsome entered the Army in 1980, he did not realize that he would end up making history.

  • Painful loss: Battalion mourns death of BCT Soldier

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Fort Jackson community mourned the loss of one of its Soldiers during a memorial service Monday at the Solomon Center. Spc. Christopher Hogg, Company D, 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment died Sept. 10 after being hospitalized for one week at Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital with pneumonia.

  • Chaplain assistants turning 100

    Sep 16, 2009

    On any given Sunday, Fort Jackson hosts 36 worship services to allow Soldiers from different religions and denominations to practice their faith. Whereas chaplains are in the forefront during the services, those who prepare the events work mostly behind the scenes.

  • Top enlisted Soldier scheduled to visit

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Army's top noncommissioned officer is visiting Fort Jackson next week to visit with Soldiers and give his thoughts about critical issues currently facing the Army.

  • Soldiers paint positive image of Army

    Sep 16, 2009

    Fifty Soldiers with Company A, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment took a break recently from training new Soldiers on proper marksmanship techniques to do some training on proper painting techniques.

  • Post internet, phone services to receive upgrade

    Sep 16, 2009

    Internet and telephone connectivity at more than 100 buildings on Fort Jackson will be upgraded in the next three years.

  • Pledge of support

    Sep 16, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Bradley May, Fort Jackson commanding general, fills out his pledge card for the Combined Federal Campaign in his office Friday. The campaign collects donations from service members and federal employees and runs through Dec. 31.

  • New site prepares interpreters for BCT

    Sep 16, 2009

    A new initiative gives Soldiers aiming to be interpreters/translators a head start on learning military skills before they arrive at Basic Combat Training.

  • Soldier wellness, mental health top priorities for Army

    Sep 16, 2009

    With Soldier suicides reaching what Army leadership is calling "alarming numbers," a renewed emphasis is being placed on the mental well-being of Soldiers, the Army's second-in-charge said Sept. 13.

  • New rule clears path to federal jobs for spouses

    Sep 16, 2009

    A new rule took effect Friday that allows qualified military spouses to be hired for federal jobs non-competitively.

  • Never forget

    Sep 16, 2009

    Soldiers with the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) unveil a monument commemorating the 9/11 attacks during the battalion's Patriot's Day ceremony Sept. 11. The ceremony included a moment of silence for the victims of the attacks.

  • MPs show off their skills in Army-wide competition

    Sep 16, 2009

    A group of Soldiers from Fort Jackson's 17th Military Police Detachment is hoping a lot of hard training will pay off at this week's 68th Warfighter Team Competition.

  • Dudzienski: 'Find a good mentor'

    Sep 16, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Dudzienski has played music since he was a fifth-grader, and now after eight years of being a percussionist in the Army, he will take on a new role in civil affairs in January.

  • Concerts deliver spiritual message

    Sep 16, 2009

    More than 4,000 Soldiers packed the Solomon Center Sunday for the last event in this year's summer concert series, featuring Christian artist Bethany Dillon.

  • Chaplains answer call to serve Soldiers

    Sep 16, 2009

    I am hard pressed to find the right words to describe the Army chaplaincy without repeating accolades that undoubtedly have been voiced many times in the last couple of hundred years of the Army Chaplain Corps' existence.

  • Commentary: Chaplains answer call to serve Soldiers

    Sep 16, 2009

    I am hard pressed to find the right words to describe the Army chaplaincy without repeating accolades that undoubtedly have been voiced many times in the last couple of hundred years of the Army Chaplain Corps' existence.

  • T-School conducts its first Greening Course

    Sep 16, 2009

    T-School conducts its first Greening Course

  • We Were Soldiers

    Sep 16, 2009

    We Were Soldiers

  • On the job at Tobyhanna-Structural Repair Branch

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Structural Repair Branch's 120-plus employees provide worldwide mission support to the warfighter by repairing and overhauling shelters, antennas and components for the following: AN/TRC-190 Multichannel Radio Terminal, AN/TRC-170 Troposcatter Wideband Communications System, AN/TSC-147 Radio Set, AN/TYQ-23 Command and Control System, AN/ASM-146 and 147 shelters, and AN/TPN-19 and AN/MPN-14K Landing Control Central (radar sets). The shop is undergoing a Lean Renovation to improve productivity and reduce on-the-job injuries. The branch is part of the Systems Integration and Support Directorate

  • 89th returns from deployment

    Sep 16, 2009

    89th returns from deployment

  • Industrial shop tops 5 year safety milestone

    Sep 16, 2009

    Employees in one of Tobyhanna's industrial shops have worked for five years without any recordable injuries.

  • DoD SPOT Program, Winner of the 2009 Identity Deployment of the Year Award

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Synchronized Pre-deployment and Operational Tracker, by the U.S. Department of Defense, won a 2009 Identity Deployment of the Year Award at the CSO magazine's Digital ID World conference in Las Vegas, Nev., Sept. 15, along with six other applications.

  • Soldier provides leadership off the battlefield

    Sep 16, 2009

    Lt. Col. Derik Von Recum, chief of operations, 94th AAMDC applied his military knowledge and experience as an assistant scout master for Troop 311 out of Kailua as he helped guide them on mountain trails at Philmont Scout Ranch, N.M., July 29- Aug. 10.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti: Medal of Honor recipient

    Sep 16, 2009

    SPECIAL FEATURE: Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on September 17, 2009, for his heroic actions in Afghanistan.

  • Crane Army Certifies Two Green Belts

    Sep 16, 2009

    CAAA Mechanical Engineering Technician Josh Shipman and Ammunition Inspector Teresa Lee each completed their projects improving the efficiency of how CAAA does business.

  • Vice chief outlines need for new ground combat vehicle

    Sep 16, 2009

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli said today's non-contiguous battlefield demands the development of platforms capable of operating in multiple environments.

  • Security Assistance Command plants its flag

    Sep 16, 2009

    Quoting words of freedom spoken by President John Kennedy, the new commander of the Army Security Assistance Command said the nation's sacrifices during the past eight years have proven that Americans stand for freedom throughout the world.

  • Army Jazzers travel miles, sharing music a la Miles, at Mile-High City

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band head to Denver for jazz performance with famed Marvin Hamlisch and Colorado Symphony Orchestra Sept. 25 and 26. Master Sgt. Michael Johnston, trumpeter, looks forward to returning to his hometown to perform, educate local residents.

  • Depot security guard selected as Army's 2009 top Reserve drill sergeant

    Sep 16, 2009

  • Picatinny's ARDEC named Army's best large development laboratory for the second year in a

    Sep 16, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center is the recipient of the Army's 2009 Large Development Laboratory Award officials here announced Sept. 2.

  • "Dragons" assess Twin Schools project

    Sep 16, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The troopers of 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division understand that rebuilding the infrastructure of Iraq is mission number one.

  • "Muleskinners" take to the air for resupply

    Sep 16, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Now that U.S. forces have moved out of Iraqi cities to the surrounding rural areas, the nature of logistical resupply for far-flung outposts has under gone changes.

  • Iraqi generals say their soldiers ready, well-trained

    Sep 16, 2009

    Iraqi soldiers have been well trained and are prepared to defend Iraq, say two of the nation's generals.

  • Gates weighs need for more troops in Afghanistan

    Sep 16, 2009

    While the Defense Department has yet to receive a formal appeal for more forces from Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, a request for resources from the general due in coming weeks could include such an appeal.

  • Memorial calls for photos of Vietnam vets

    Sep 16, 2009

    The National Call for Photos, a campaign to gather images of the more than 58,000 men and women whose names are on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will be launched Sept. 17.

  • Military Postal System supports military customers, not humanitarian organizations

    Sep 16, 2009

    As temperatures dip and the season shifts toward fall, individuals may already start getting the holiday spirit, and some people may be motivated to start a holiday gift drive for children in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Haager relinquishes command to Spain

    Sep 16, 2009

    In a ceremony on Conn Barracks Sept. 15, Lt. Col. Everett Spain assumed command of the U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt, succeeding Lt. Col. Anthony Haager, who commanded the garrison since July 2006.

  • Third Army partners with Kazakhstan Army during Steppe Eagle

    Sep 16, 2009

    In keeping with its mission to shape the future, Soldiers from Third Army/U.S. Army Central are working alongside representatives from the United States, Kazakhstan, and British Armies during the multinational exercise, Steppe Eagle, which began Sept. 14.

  • Army civilian runs 25 hours straight for charity

    Sep 16, 2009

    As the hours rolled by you could feel the sense of awe building among the runners and spectators around the roughly one-kilometer Wiesbaden-Kurpark track.

  • Army Reserve memorializes Soldier with center dedication

    Sep 15, 2009

    The Army honored a fallen warrior at a dedication ceremony for the Capt. John E. Smathers U.S. Army Reserve Center Saturday.

  • Army selects two ACOE finalists from Korea

    Sep 15, 2009

  • Army Reserve opens first 'virtual installation' in Rochester

    Sep 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army Reserve's top officer and his wife joined Rochester civic and business leaders Saturday for an official opening of the nation's first Army Strong Community Center or "virtual installation."

  • Army Officials to Discuss Camouflage Uniform Patterns

    Sep 15, 2009

    Army officials will discuss on-going evaluations of various camouflage patterns Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in the Pentagon (Room 1E462). Army leaders participating in the media roundtable will include Brig. Gen. Peter N. Fuller, Program Executive Officer Soldier, and other Army leaders with recent combat experience. For more information (or for media without Pentagon building passes wishing to attend), please call Maj. Jimmie Cummings, Army Public Affairs, 703-697-7591.

  • Alaska Soldiers dive into water survival training

    Sep 15, 2009

  • Obstacle course, Alaska style

    Sep 15, 2009

    Soldiers of Fort Wainwright, Alaska's Aviation Task Force 49 bring Warrior task training to life with a series of outdoor events and obstacles.

  • Influenza Vaccinations Protect Against Seasonal Flu and H1N1

    Sep 15, 2009

    What is it' Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Novel H1N1 influenza is a newly detected flu virus that has gained the ability to spread easily from person to person. The Novel H1N1 flu so far has been no more severe than seasonal flu.

  • Air War College students visit USASMDC/ARSTRAT

    Sep 15, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - A group of students from the Air War College receive a quick setup demonstration of the Deployable Satellite Communication Terminal (GATR) outside USASMDC/ARSTRAT headquarters Sept. 11.

  • 20 Countries participate in PANAMAX with U.S. Army South

    Sep 15, 2009

  • Yes, Watervliet, there is such a thing as a free ride

    Sep 15, 2009

    Although the Watervliet Arsenal workforce may believe there is no such thing as a free lunch, some have found that by going "green" there is such a thing as a free ride. No, the Arsenal workforce is not participating in a television realty show that would have them pimp their rides. But what a few energy conscious wonderers have found is that the federal and New York state governments will pay for their transportation to and from work.

  • Jazz Ambassador educates, performs for hometown

    Sep 15, 2009

  • U.S. partnership aids Iraqi dairy farmers

    Sep 15, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Good nutrition is one of the building blocks of a healthy nation, and many Iraqi farmers are taking advantage of the Iraq Ministry of Agriculture's bovine artificial insemination program to breed better dairy cows.

  • Operation Exhale brings sigh of relief

    Sep 15, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Oxygen tanks are necessary for any hospital and they are vital for performing surgery.

  • Soldiers' Chorus vocalist pays tribute through song

    Sep 15, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Rose Ryon performs at a special Patriot Day tribute at the Intrepid Museum in New York City Sep. 12.

  • West Point classmates personify multinational partnerships at JMTC

    Sep 15, 2009

  • Current Fort Benning Flu Condition Level: Orange

    Sep 15, 2009

    ORANGE: Novel or unexpected flu-like activity Aggressive implementation of preventative measures. Heightened awareness/surveillance in cooperation with non-DOD Federal, State and local agencies. Active planning/preparation for FLUCON RED or BLACK.

  • Fort Benning Families connect with Facebook

    Sep 15, 2009

    The Fort Benning Facebook Fan Page is a place for our Soldiers and their Families to connect with each other to share experiences and find answers. Please click here to see some Family submitted photos of the generation of American Heroes.

  • Toast of the Town - Manager receives national leadership award

    Sep 15, 2009

    For Lillian Cooke, making an acceptance speech is anything but a traumatic or stressful experience. For her, it's second nature. The deputy resource manager with the Expeditionary Contracting Command, Cooke is the recipient of Toastmasters International's Excellence in Leadership Award. The award was presented to Cooke at the Toastmasters International Convention this summer in Connecticut. The award is presented to district governors whose districts have meet the goals in club growth, membership growth, competent communicator awards and advanced communicator awards for three or more years, as established by Toastmasters International.

  • 18th CSSB returns home after 15 months in Iraq

    Sep 15, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Families held banners, clutched balloons, waved and cheered wildly as they caught the first glimpse of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion step through the door at the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Field House Aug. 29. The Soldiers of 18th CSSB were welcomed during a re-deployment ceremony after completing one of the last 15-month deployments to Iraq.

  • 'Virtual installation' brings support to military families

    Sep 15, 2009

    The Army Reserve's top officer welcomed soldiers, their families and community leaders to "Fort Rochester" over the weekend as they gathered at the Wadsworth Army Reserve Center in Rochester, N.Y., to cut the ribbon on the first Army Strong Community Center.

  • AFC brings kindergarten boot camp to Grafenwoehr

    Sep 15, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The kindergarten boot camp program was initiated to ready new students and parents for kindergarten prior to starting school. According to Lana Muzzy, outreach services director, the inspiration for kindergarten boot camp came from the Department of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Army Family Covenant program. Aca,!A"(USAG Grafenwoehr) is being used as the pilot program to see if it will be successful. We are doing this for the first time in the entire Child and Youth Services history,Aca,!A? Muzzy said.

  • Athletes test skills at Camp Darby's Armed Forces Olympics

    Sep 15, 2009

    CAMP DARBY, Italy- Soldiers and Airmen from the U.S. and Italian military gathered to test their athletic abilities during the first Annual Camp Darby Armed Forces Olympics Sept. 10.

  • South African police officers attend homicide seminar as part of National Guard State Partnership Pr

    Sep 15, 2009

    Two South African police officers will attend the New York State Police's world-renowned homicide seminar Sept. 12-17, 2009, at the New York State Police Academy in Albany, N.Y., thanks to the New York National Guard.

  • CJTF-HOA hosts Ugandan Senior Command and Staff College officers

    Sep 15, 2009

    Officers of the Ugandan Senior Command and Staff College visited Camp Lemonier from Sept. 7 to 11, 2009, to learn about the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa staff, coalition and regional partners' missions, operations, and execution of staff functions.

  • Nigerian delegation assists U.S. Africa Command in engagement planning process

    Sep 14, 2009

    A Nigerian delegation met with representatives from U.S. Africa Command and its component organizations Sept. 10, 2009, in Stuttgart, Germany to discuss their goals and objectives for the coming year.

  • "Another milestone" for the 18th Medical Command

    Sep 14, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The 18th Medical Command held its first change of command ceremony here on historic Palm Circle, Sept. 10.

  • Yama Sakura 57 Battle Command Seminar held at Schofield

    Sep 14, 2009

    Yama Sakura 57 Battle Command Seminar at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Preparedness is key to lessen uncertainty

    Sep 14, 2009

    Many members of the Army family have often remarked that the only thing certain in their lives is uncertainty.

  • Hispanic Heritage - "Embracing the Fierce Urgency of Now!"

    Sep 14, 2009

    <b> What is it' </b> In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, which was observed during the week that included Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. The observance was expanded in 1988 by President Reagan to a month long celebration from September 15 through October 15. Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries-Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.

  • 'First Team' celebrates 88th anniversary

    Sep 14, 2009

  • Air Cav offers Apache flight

    Sep 14, 2009

  • Looking to mass fires from Wisconsin and Oklahoma

    Sep 14, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Ross Ridge, commandant of the Field Artillery School, visited the Wisconsin Nationall Guard Regional Training Institute at Fort McCoy, Wisc., Aug. 29 where he received briefings about the training facilities available on the post.

  • Runners feed cable, make connection

    Sep 14, 2009

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - Fishing in manholes may seem like an unlikely thing to do, but it is routine for one group of Soldiers here. It doesn't mean standing over a hole with a rod and reel; it's more complicated and more physically demanding than that.

  • "Dragons" foster progress in Taji Market

    Sep 14, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - "There was a lot of blood, sweat and tears shed in order to make this market safe," said Staff Sgt. Nicholas Lien, who returned to the Taji market, Sept. 10, a place he knew all too well during his last deployment, here. "A lot has changed in the short time we were gone."

  • Together we stand, divided we fall

    Sep 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Suicide is a permanent solution to temporary problems. Do not pass go, do not collect $200 - go straight to dead.

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