Archive: Sep 2009

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  • Lion 9 visits Cav aviators

    Sep 14, 2009

  • Maverick troopers receive combat awards

    Sep 14, 2009

  • Kentucky exempts Soldiers from state income tax

    Sep 14, 2009

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed the state's military tax exemption bill Sept. 9, in a ceremony at the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters.

  • Air Cav. hosts top Iraqi general

    Sep 14, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq -U.S. aviation units during Operation Iraqi Freedom have been crucial in preventing attacks, on not just U.S. military forces, but also the Iraqi army and civilians.

  • Mechanics swap engine one bolt at a time

    Sep 14, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - With a multitude of wires sticking out, lugs and nuts scattered around, mounts to place and a variety of parts to install, replacing an engine on a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle can seem like a jigsaw puzzle.

  • "Dragon" platoon sustains mission

    Sep 14, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - More often than not, the credit behind a combat unit's success is placed upon the Soldiers who conduct ground operations on a daily basis.

  • 1st Air Cavalry Brigade commemorates 9-11

    Sep 14, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Silence filled the chapel amidst solemn stares and bowed heads, as those gathered prayed, remembering the events of Sept.11, 2001.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT employees share org day memories

    Sep 14, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command employees gathered Sept. 10 for fun, food and entertainment during organizational day at the Rustic Lodge here.

  • Karmah Initiative bears first fruit with school, diwan

    Sep 14, 2009

    The opening of the first of two dozen new and refurbished schools and a new meeting place were celebrated Sept. 9, in an area northwest of Baghdad thought by many to be lost to poverty and violence.

  • 1st ACB disaster relief warriors earn medals

    Sep 14, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq-Brig. Gen. Frederick Rudesheim (center), the deputy commanding general of support, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, presents the Humanitarian Service Medal to Sgt. Dustin Jeffcoat (left), from Canton, Texas, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flight instructor in Company A, 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cav. Div., MND - B, Camp Taji, Iraq, Sept. 12. Along with Jeffcoat, 48 other Soldiers from the 1st ACB., were presented the award.

  • Chaplain among recently naturalized citizens

    Sep 14, 2009

    Chaplain (1st Lt.) YoHan Lee, right front, a recent Chaplain Basic Office Leader Course graduate, became a U.S. citizen during a Pentagon ceremony, Sept. 10. Lee and 30 other foreign-born U.S. military members, from 20 different nations, were naturalized.

  • Chaos creates competence: Rollover training provides unique experience

    Sep 14, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - The cabin of a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle spins upside down. Foam green ammo cans tumble from floor to ceiling. Soldiers yell as they brace themselves for impact inside of the MRAP vehicle simulator at Camp Liberty, here, Sept. 11.

  • Sept. 8, 2009- Singapore Temasek Club

    Sep 14, 2009

    Sept. 8, 2009- Singapore Temasek Club

  • Soldiers learn how to successfully use Naval surface fire at Marine school

    Sep 14, 2009

    Ten Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team learned that lesson when they attended the three-day Naval Surface Fires class at the Naval Amphibious Base in Little Creek, Va. from Sept. 2-4.

  • Sacrifice, patriotism, courage remembered at FORSCOM's Sept. 11 'Patriot Day,' '

    Sep 14, 2009

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (September 14, 2009) - Hundreds of Soldiers and civilian employees from U.S. Army Forces Command and other organizations here gathered Friday to honor the fallen and wounded from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America, and to recognize Patriot Day and National Day of Service 2009. Gen. Charles C. Campbell, the FORSCOM commander, spoke to the crowd about the importance of remembering Sept. 11 while continuing the fight to defend freedom. "On that fateful morning, a small group of terrorists killed 3,000 innocent Americans," he said. "We grieve as a Nation and as a people, for that day of infamy ... a day etched in our memories."

  • Commanding General's open letter to families of BCT Soldiers addressing flu concerns

    Sep 14, 2009

    Fort Jackson's commanding general address flu concerns.

  • MOH Monti External news links

    Sep 14, 2009

  • VIDEO: Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter

    Sep 14, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter, commanding general of Fort Benning, talks about the Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Picatinny colonel nominated for brigadier general

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Army Col. Jonathan A. Maddux has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general by President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced Aug. 28.

  • Picatinny officials unveil packaging design, prototype lab

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - They've been subjected to intense pressure. They've been exposed to extreme heat and cold and are still expected to perform up to Army standards. They've been bounced around and dropped to the ground, all for the sake of the mission.

  • Picatinny Frog Falls Aquatic Park celebrates 10 years

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - More than 400 Picatinny Arsenal and Rockaway Township officials and residents gathered here at sunset the evening of Aug. 24 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the installation's "Frog Falls" water park.

  • Tower NCO watches over the training skies and fellow Soldiers

    Sep 14, 2009

  • Picatinny employees receive Army Research and Development Achievement Awards

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Twenty Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center employees received 2009 Army Research and Development Achievement Awards. The RDA award is the Army's top award for research and development.

  • Picatinny engineers visit Orange County Choppers shop

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A group of approximately 15 Picatinny engineers and Soldiers visited the world-renown Orange County Choppers custom motorcycle manufacturing shop in Newburgh, N.Y., Aug. 28.

  • Medal of Honor

    Sep 14, 2009

    Awarded in the name of Congress to a person who, while a member of the Army, distinguished himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.

  • Army Officers, Journals, and an Air Rifle

    Sep 14, 2009

    The famed Lewis and Clark expedition was a U.S. Army mission led by two officers, Lewis and Clark.

  • 'Soldiers' NCO' earns Medal of Honor for heroic deeds in Afghanistan

    Sep 14, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti would have done anything for his Soldiers, so after the initial shock, no one was surprised that he sacrificed his life to save another Soldier during an intense firefight with Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, June 21, 2006.

  • He ministers to returning warriors- Chaplain reaches out to soldiers who have questions about faith

    Sep 14, 2009

    He ministers to returning warriors- Chaplain reaches out to soldiers who have questions about faith upon return from war

  • New Job website featured in Benning: Tip of the Bayonet

    Sep 14, 2009

    The E-Newsletter is a great way to get important and interesting Fort Benning information from one place. Click "Join our Mailing List" if you like what you see.

  • NCO uses diverse experience to train Soldiers for combat

    Sep 14, 2009

    During her deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Charise L. Kelly was forced to make split-second decisions to save her Soldiers lives.

  • Picatinny employees recognized among Army's top-ten inventors for 2008

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Four Picatinny weapons-development teams have been acknowledged for their superb work by being recognized with spots in the 2008 Army Greatest Inventions of the Year Awards, the commander of the Army Materiel Command recently announced.

  • Employment and Internship Opportunities For Warriors in Transition

    Sep 14, 2009

    Employment and Internship Opportunities For Warriors in Transition

  • Electric vehicles help Fort Rucker 'go green'

    Sep 14, 2009

    New electric vehicles are helping Fort Rucker, Ala., go green as they replace older gas-guzzling vehicles.

  • H1N1 Latest Information

    Sep 14, 2009

    H1N1 Updates, Frequently Asked Questions, Fact Sheets, General Information and Guidance for Professionals

  • Fort Bragg animals look for love, new home

    Sep 14, 2009

    Many of the dogs and cats at the shelter are strays or animals turned-in by owners whose situation has changed to where they can no longer provide a home for their pet. The average day sees five to 10 incoming strays caught on Fort Bragg. Some are abandoned Family pets and others were somehow separated from their owners. On Aug. 26 the facility added four strays to their ranks and five more on Aug. 27. When a stray comes into the facility, Sgt. 1st Class Mary L. Ortiz, a WTB Soldier who manages the facility, immediately scans the animal with two separate devices, searching for a microchip that will link the animal to its previous owner. If she finds a microchip, she immediately contacts the agencies that maintain the microchip database to hopefully reunite the lost pet with its Family. "We have a really good turnaround on reclaims," said Ortiz. "One of the cats I scanned had been lost for over a year, and we were able to successfully reunite it with the owner."

  • Fort Bragg teens become Soldiers for a day

    Sep 14, 2009

    A few days before students returned to the classrooms, 30 teens participated in Fort Bragg's Semi-Annual Teen Soldier for a Day experience. This growing event began as just a jump off the 34-foot jump tower and a visit to the 82nd Airborne Museum here. Now, the Teen Soldier for a Day features morning physical training, drill and ceremony training, the 34-foot jump tower, a road march, convoy by light medium tactical vehicles, the Engagement Skills Trainer and the Virtual Combat Convoy Trainer, a demonstration of humvee rollover training, a taste of meals-ready-to-eat for lunch and air assault obstacle course training.

  • Special unit at Fort Bragg has unique mission training foreign military

    Sep 14, 2009

    Soldiers entering the U.S. Army receive training throughout their careers on common tasks like first aid and basic marksmanship; advanced skills like airborne and air assault operations; military occupational specialty specific job skills; and even courses on how to be a better leader. Other countries are not as lucky to have the years of accumulated knowledge and the extensive training opportunities of the U.S. military. The U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization on Fort Bragg was established in 1974 to assist foreign countries by deploying security assistance teams to support foreign military training.

  • Marine aviators help Fort Bragg artillerymen get their howitzers into battle

    Sep 14, 2009

    The afternoon sky was clear and calm, but Spc. Jeremy Randlett felt like he was in the middle of a tornado. Randlett was bracing himself on top of a humvee, a thick cable in his hand, trying to keep his balance against the powerful rotor wash of the 35,000-pound helicopter hovering just a few feet over his head. A short while earlier, Randlett's commander informed him he was going to be the "hook man" during the sling-load portion of his unit's air assault mission. At the time, Randlett said he was excited, even if he wasn't quite sure what it meant. But now, with an enormous "Sea Stallion" Marine helicopter inching closer to his head, and the entire mission depending on him, Randlett was feeling the pressure. As the wind slammed against his body, Randlett struggled to route the loop of the cable attached to the humvee beneath his feet around the cargo hook of the helicopter. To his relief, the loop soon caught on the hook. Randlett jumped from the roof of the humvee, and a few moments later, the helicopter ascended, lifting the 5,000-pound vehicle into the air beneath it. "That was awesome," said Randlett breathlessly as the helicopter disappeared over the horizon.

  • Past Stories about 7th Signal Command

    Sep 14, 2009

  • Fort Bragg military police complete annual 68-mile anniversary run

    Sep 14, 2009

    The noncommissioned officers of the 503rd Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade spent the night of Sept. 2, running a distance that was nearly equal to the perimeter of Fort Bragg, to include the training and contonment areas. This effort was all part of an annual event that commemorated the birthday of the Army's MP Corps. This year, since the MP Corps turned 68, the distance was 68 miles and the challenge was sent out to every MP unit from their regimental headquarters.

  • Fort Bragg couple tackles Army life, deployments with dose of humor, commitment to one another, miss

    Sep 14, 2009

    Deny and Catilina Caballero got married in April. By summer's end, both would be deploying to Iraq, separated by hundreds of square miles of baking sand, blast walls of their forward operating bases, and the commitment of the mission.

  • Books on Bases, puts Smiles on Fort Bragg faces

    Sep 14, 2009

    Blue Star Families, a non-profit organization of military Families, has partnered with Kids in Distressed Situations, Incorporated, to introduce the Books on Bases, Smiles on Faces program. The national launch of the Books on Bases, Smiles on Faces program will include the distribution of about 4,000 books in North Carolina Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at the W.T. Brown Elementary School in Spring Lake, according to the Blue Star Families Web site, www.bluestarfam.org. The purpose of the program is to distribute 100,000 books to military schools and libraries, as well as local military-impacted public schools across the nation to promote the healing power of books, said Lisa Ferguson, the coordinator of the Fayetteville-area Books on Bases, Smiles on Faces group.

  • Fort Bragg volunteers help abused, neglected children

    Sep 14, 2009

    Fort Bragg's Family Advocacy Program encourages Soldiers, civilians and Family members to volunteer their time to the Guardian ad Litem program. "The safety and protection of children is the responsibility of each community member," said Henry Berry, child victim advocate, Fort Bragg FAP, who also volunteers as a Guardian ad Litem. "Child abuse is not a Cumberland County issue, it is a community issue."

  • New MRAP training in Europe building Soldier confidence

    Sep 14, 2009

    Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team are the first in Europe to use MRAPs as part of their mission rehearsal exercise in August and September at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Hohenfels Training Area.

  • USACE builds base in Bulgaria for incoming troops

    Sep 14, 2009

    Career engineer oversees $50 million project to build a 135-acre forward operating site to support 2,500 soldiers during joint military training activities.

  • Private visits prepare kindergartners, parents for school

    Sep 14, 2009

    For a first day at school, this one was pretty easy. Katie Wrona, 5, walked into her kindergarten classroom at BAfAPblingen Elementary/Middle School and had the whole place to herself. There were no assignments - just toys to play with, places to explore, and a story, read to her by her teacher, Teresa Senna. Best of all, Mom was there the whole time. Katie's day was part of the Department of Defense Dependent Schools kindergarten home-visit program, which gives each child the chance to meet with their new teacher one-on-one before the first day of school.

  • The long, dark tunnel: Children and deployment

    Sep 14, 2009

    To military families, a deployment can seem like a long, dark tunnel. The pain of loneliness and the stresses of managing without a spouse and parent force these families to deal with issues that their civilian counterparts may never have to face. To some military children, the tunnel is endless: they don't always understand why a parent has to leave, and fear they will not return. However, medical experts agree that both children and parents can make it through, as long as they have someone to walk beside them.

  • Reporter revisits world's most dangerous golf course

    Dec 13, 2012

    The reporter who first called the par-three golf hole here at Camp Bonifas the "world's most dangerous golf course" in a 1988 Sports Illustrated article returned to this northern most military post in South Korea to cover the course Sept. 10.

  • Responsible Drawdown: Third Army's ARCENT Support Element-Iraq

    Sep 13, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Third Army's ARCENT support element to Iraq (ASE-I) is a team of teams with a wide range of specialists that accomplish the task of responsibly drawing down forces and materiel from Iraq while transferring equipment to Afghanistan and throughout the Army for reset. Embedded in Multi-National Corps -Iraq , ASE-I's mission is to synchronize, coordinate and direct the execution of equipment retrograde from the Iraqi in order to meet Department of Defense, Combatant Command and Department of the Army requirements to ensure compliance with all aspects of the Iraqi Security Agreement. ASE-I's goal is to rapidly generate theater and DA guidance for the final disposition of equipment and supplies forward within 96-hours of MNC-I's notification period.

  • 277th ASB's Quick Reaction Force are guardians, ambassadors of peace

    Sep 13, 2009

    As part of the Contingency Operating Base Defense Operations Cell, the Soldiers of the 277th Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's Quick Reaction Force are responsible for the safety of the COB and all the troops and civilians operating there. It is an unusual role for the Aviation troops, a motley crew of drivers and mechanics, medics and fuel- and ammunition handlers who stepped up to a mission usually tasked to infantry units.

  • Third Army shapes the future in Ethiopia

    Sep 13, 2009

  • Soldiers take to stage for 'Spirit of America'

    Sep 12, 2009

    Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment and The United States Army Band, performed Spirit of America over the weekend at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

  • September 11 has dual meaning for U.S. forces in Belgium

    Sep 12, 2009

    HENRI CHAPELLE, Belgium - Each of the nearly 8,000 gravestones here tells the story of ordinary young men from towns across America who became heroes to local residents 65 years ago Sept. 11 during this area's liberation from German aggressors. Approximately 300 U.S. and Belgian citizens, including U.S. Army Europe Commander Gen. Carter Ham and three World War II veterans, paid tribute to the Soldiers buried at the American cemetery here in a ceremony coinciding with the anniversary of terrorist attacks against America Sept. 11, 2001.

  • AF/PAK Border Foot Patrol

    Sep 12, 2009

  • Morale Movies

    Sep 12, 2009

  • TF 30th MEDCOM Medical Synchronization Conference, Bagram, Afghanistan

    Sep 12, 2009

  • Deployed Soldiers Remember 9-11

    Sep 12, 2009

    Deployed military personnel gather to pay tribute to the victims and herism of those involved in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

  • "The Greatest Show on Earth": ACT opens the curtain on its 67th season with "Barnum&q

    Sep 11, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Army Community Theatre (ACT) opened the curtains on its 67th season this week by casting the spotlight on the man who brought audiences "The Greatest Show On Earth."

  • 'Raising' funds

    Sep 11, 2009

    HAWAII KAI - Antonio Williams (left), Deputy Chief of Police, Directorate of Emergency Services U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) and Patricia Doronila, police officer, Honolulu Police Department send a "shaka" down to contributors after raising another bucket of money up to their camp perched above the Safeway store, here, during the annual "Cop On Top" event, Sept. 3-5. Local law enforcement officials came together to raise more than $12,568 for Special Olympics-Hawaii athletes. To help meet their goal of $15,000, donate now through Dec. 5 at <a href="http://www.firstgiving.com/teamhawaiikai"> www.firstgiving.com/teamhawaiikai</a>.

  • ACS financial readiness assistance 'adds up' at home or away

    Sep 11, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Whether the questions involve investing in stocks or bonds, managing a budget or buying a new home, the Financial Readiness team at Army Community Service (ACS), here, stands ready and willing to assist all Soldiers - even those currently downrange - in their money matters.

  • New commander for U.S. Army Alaska

    Sep 11, 2009

    FORT RICHARDSON, Alaska - U.S. Army, Pacific Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, passes the U.S. Army Alaska colors to Maj. Gen. William J. Troy during an assumption of command ceremony here Sept. 11. Before becoming the 34th commander of U.S. Army Alaska, Troy served as vice director for Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment, J-8, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. He also was the deputy commanding general of I Corps and Fort Lewis at Fort Lewis, Wash., from July 2006 to July 2007.

  • Garrison's recycling program donates proceeds to DFMWR

    Sep 11, 2009

  • Commentary: Reckless driving tarnishes Army values

    Sep 11, 2009

    Yesterday, I drove home on Kunia Road, following a line of cars down the narrow, two-lane road. Suddenly, a motorcyclist came speeding past me from behind, flying around four cars in a "No Passing" zone and barely making it back into his lane to avoid a head-on collision with oncoming traffic.

  • Schofield's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers nets DA praise

    Sep 11, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program recently proved that, when it comes to taking care of unmarried service men and women, its work is second to only one among extra-large installations around the world.

  • Navy Training Day Raises Awareness on Suicide Prevention

    Sep 11, 2009

    Presidio of Monterey Navy Training Day story focusing on Suicide Prevention Awareness.

  • USASAC Assumption of Command

    Sep 11, 2009

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command's assumption of command ceremony took place at the Bob Jones Auditorium, Redstone Arsenal, Sept. 11. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general of Army Materiel Command, hosted the ceremony. Brig. Gen. Christopher Tucker assumed command from Richard G. Alpaugh, executive director, who will now serve as Tucker's deputy. By the end of fiscal year 2009, USASAC will have all eligible personnel and functions moved to Redstone Arsenal - a full two years ahead of the BRAC requirement.

  • Return of the 'Beast'

    Sep 11, 2009

    Lorelei Coder turned 2 on Sept. 3, and she received a great present as her father Sgt. Ethan Coder celebrated it with her in person. Ethan Coder was one of 128 B Company, 46th Engineer Battalion "Bravo Beast" Soldiers to return home from a 15-month Iraq deployment that evening.

  • Fighting the 'cold war'

    Sep 11, 2009

  • Lest we forget

    Sep 11, 2009

  • BOSS garners top awards

    Sep 11, 2009

    Local Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) members' concerted efforts to improve their organization paid off in August when the club garnered two top awards during the annual BOSS Forum in Lansdowne, Va.

  • Metering program helps Army reduce energy costs

    Sep 11, 2009

    Sometimes saving energy can come from doing something as simple as installing a meter.

  • Patriot Brigade battalions certify medics on trauma lanes

    Sep 11, 2009

    Two Patriot Brigade battalions recently teamed to conduct annual certification testing and medical training for its combat medics.

  • Cargo Helicopter Upgraded Ahead Of Schedule

    Sep 11, 2009

    The Prototype Integration Facility has celebrated the completion of its latest modification to the CH-47F helicopter with a recognition ceremony for the team. Installation of the Infrared Suppression System was supposed to take six weeks but the PIF completed it in just three. Lt. Col. Brad Killen, product manager for the CH-47F, came out to honor the team for installing the modifications so quickly. "We took time to come out today to recognize the guys from the PIF because they were able to install modifications on the CH-47F helicopter under-schedule, nearly three weeks under-schedule, which was a great asset to us in the PM office. It speaks highly of what the PIF is doing," Killen said.

  • Guard members join Texas Rangers along Mexican border

    Sep 11, 2009

    Texas National Guard members have been asked by Gov. Rick Perry to support a special group of Texas Rangers called "Ranger Recon Teams" at high-traffic and high-crime areas along the Mexican border.

  • FFID Soldier saves fellow Soldiers life

    Sep 11, 2009

    BGen. Keith Walker, Director of the Future Force Integration Directorate presents Spc Ramona Dunlap with an Army Commendation Medal for her actions in preventing a fellow soldier from taking their own life.

  • Discover cheap tickets, travel deals

    Sep 11, 2009

    Customers purchasing travel packages through Information, Ticketing and Reservations (ITR) here can do so knowing they are giving more funds back to the community than any other Army post.

  • Military Leaders Sign Community Covenant with American Legion

    Sep 11, 2009

    Senior military leaders sign a Community Covenant with the American Legion, during its 91st national convention in Louisville, Ky., August 25.

  • TOW System Upgrade Goes To Troops In Afghanistan

    Sep 11, 2009

    A team from Close Combat Weapons Systems Project Office has returned from Afghanistan after a mission to field the latest capabilities to war fighters using Tube-launched Optically tracked Wire-to-command missiles. The team delivered Improved Target Acquisition Systems that incorporate Far Target Location capability that allows gunners to determine accurately the position of enemy threats well beyond traditional engagement ranges. The ITAS Far Target Locator Fielding Team consisted of Maj. James Stepien, APM, ITAS fielding for the TOW weapon support division, Close Combat Weapons Systems, PEO Missiles and Space; Jason Morris, government engineer; Greg Mattson, contractor logistician; and Kevin Beck, a Raytheon field service representative. The team spent nearly two-and-a-half months in theater from January to March, including a two-week reconnaissance trip in December.

  • High-angle training gets Madigan Army Medical Center Soldiers out of the hospital, into the mountain

    Sep 11, 2009

    60 enlisted Soldiers from Madigan Army Medical Center spent a week in August at Iron Horse State Park near North Bend, Wash., learning the ins and outs of high-angle mountain rescue procedures to prepare hospital Soldier-medics for the rigors of saving lives in the violent terrain of Afghanistan.

  • Fort Benning Freedom Walk on Patriot Day

    Sep 11, 2009

    Photos from the Freedom Walk at Steward-Watson Field on Patriot Day - September 11, 2009

  • Youth Center Gets Youthful Appearance

    Sep 11, 2009

    Nothing beats a fresh coat of paint to instantly refresh a room. Thanks to Home Depot and the hard work of volunteers, the Youth Center looks youthful and fresh. Stephanie Stone at Directorate of Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation got the call from Home Depot. Their service crew, Team Depot, was looking for a community project to do and they really wanted to make it happen on Redstone. "Linda Ares from Team Depot came to me and asked if FMWR had any community projects they could do at no cost to us," Stone said "I put the word out to let everyone know we had this great offer. We got a lot of ideas from all the activities." The Youth Center was ultimately chosen. Even though new furniture and equipment had been bought for the facility, the old paint made it feel dated, Stone said.

  • The Best Darn DOIM at the Detroit Arsenal

    Sep 11, 2009

  • Feeding Soldiers becomes easier with new kitchen system

    Sep 11, 2009

    Soldiers deployed to remote locations in Iraq and Afghanistan have recently been using charcoal and wooden pallets to create a "grill" to cook meals. However, the Expeditionary TRICON Kitchen System is changing that.

  • Though Wounded in Combat, First Strike Soldier Continues to Strive

    Sep 11, 2009

    Though Wounded in Combat, First Strike Soldier Continues to Strive

  • BJACHAca,!E+combats flu season with drive-through clinic

    Sep 11, 2009

    Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital's appointment line is buzzing with parents who are calling and requesting appointments with the drive-thru flu clinic.

  • Transition Symposium preps FORSCOM civilians for big change

    Sep 11, 2009

    A "packed house" of Army civilians from U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Reserve Command and the Ft. McPherson Garrison filled the Kerwin Conference Room at the FORSCOM Headquarters, here, for a Base Realignment and Closure Transition Symposium for Civilian Employees, Sept. 2-3.

  • Garrison Steps Up To Support Arsenal Community

    Sep 11, 2009

    The Garrison Town Hall on Sept. 3 at Heiser Hall started and ended right where it should - with its mission and programs. Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli reviewed with employees the Garrison slogan -- "Support First ... People Always!" -- in his opening comments about the Garrison's impact at Redstone Arsenal. That slogan reflects the Garrison's mission to provide high quality, effective and efficient installation operations support and quality of life programs for Team Redstone. "Our mission and vision ('Be what right looks like for a U.S. Army Garrison') talks to you as an organization, as to who you are," he said. "A lot of key things that go on around the Arsenal are because of the Garrison." The Garrison consists of 600 civilian and more than 1,500 contractor employees who work every day to ensure installation operational readiness, provide high-quality safety, security and quality of life services, and plan for and implement long-term growth and stability strategies. "Everybody does a great job every day," Pastorelli said of his Garrison work force.

  • Ten-Miler Team Seeks Championship Three-Peat

    Sep 11, 2009

    Redstone is sending an experienced running team to defend its title in this year's Army Ten-Miler. The two-time defending champion in the government agency division, Redstone will compete in the 25th annual race Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C. Most of its runners are back from last year. "I believe this year's team will do quite well in the field of runners they'll be running against," coach Harry Hobbs, professor of military science at Columbia High and a retired chief warrant officer 5, said. "I'm proud that our team represents the full Army team - which consists of active Army, DA civilians and contractors. That's why we run in the government agency division. I feel that our premier runner, David Riddle, will lead us to a championship again in the government agency division."

  • 4th Bn deploys first Soldier

    Sep 11, 2009

    While the 162nd Infantry Brigade starts the Army mission of training combat advisors, it is also deploying Soldiers in support of overseas contingency operations.

  • 'I Am Here To Protect, Serve And Support'

    Sep 11, 2009

    Joe DiNoto is committed to working at the tip of the spear. This former third-generation New York City cop has lived through the destruction of Sept. 11, 2001, worked undercover to break up a trans-national group involved in providing material support to a terrorist organization and, most recently, served as the sole designated disclosure authority for classified information released to foreign forces through the Army's Special Operations Command's Security Operations Division. Six months ago, he brought his expertise as a command foreign disclosure officer to the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, where he works as a subject matter expert in the area of international security, export control and international technology transfer. "I like the leadership here. I like the mission. We're the Army's strategic command," DiNoto said. "USASMDC/ARSTRAT is at the tip of the spear in the nation's strategic mission. Being a part of this organization is humbling for me."

  • Cognitive and Caregivers Boot Camp (CCBC) Certificate Program

    Sep 11, 2009

    Cognitive and Caregivers Boot Camp (CCBC) Certificate Program Available for free to Soldiers through AVOTEC Available for free to Spouses through MyCAA

  • Remember: Three who were there share their 9-11 experiences, memories

    Sep 11, 2009

    Any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore, never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee" -- John Donne, English poet, 1572-1631 And so on Sept. 11, at 9:03 a.m., the Main Post Chapel bells will toll; their haunting reverberations echoing throughout Fort Polk. The bells toll for the 2,974 people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. They toll for the diminishment of the nation -- the world -- in the face of such tragedy. They toll for the loss of innocence, the naive belief that the nation was invulnerable to attack. They toll for every American: The bells "toll for thee."

  • Impact Aid Forms Should Go Back To School Quickly

    Sep 11, 2009

    Working on Redstone Arsenal can mean more money for your child's school. That is, if you take the five minutes or so to fill out the Federal Impact Aid form going home with school children today. "It is so important for parents to fill out this form," said Barbara Williams, the Garrison's Youth Education Support Service director and school liaison officer. "In years past, we've always needed the additional funding for local schools that comes from Impact Aid. But, this year, with budgets being cut by proration, this additional funding for school districts is even more important. Schools can use these funds for things like supplies, textbooks and existing programs." Federal Impact Aid is an annual program that disperses federal grant money to local school districts that are financially burdened or impacted by federal populations. These federal populations must live or work on federal property, which in this area includes Redstone Arsenal, TVA property including the Guntersville Dam, Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant and its substations, and the Air Traffic Control Tower at the Huntsville International Airport. "This program is not limited to children of military personnel," Bob Lott of Garrison's BRAC Support Team said.

  • AMCOM Mission Flows With War Tide

    Sep 11, 2009

    The mission in the nation's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has changed in recent months, and Redstone Arsenal's charge has shifted slightly because of it. Speaking at a packed Town Hall meeting in Bob Jones Auditorium on Sept. 2, Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command, opened with comments on the nation's overseas contingency operations, namely the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In previous addresses, Myles told AMCOM's employees their work put them 35 miles outside Baghdad, in terms of the aviation and missile program support, technical expertise and maintenance capability they provided to the war fighter. "Now, you are 35 miles outside Bagram, Afghanistan," he said. "In the month of August, we had four Soldiers killed in Iraq. That is an incredibly low number that we are talking about. The prism has turned around. The prism has changed."

  • Madigan Army Medical Center sergeant hits bull's eye with prestigious American Legion volunteer

    Sep 11, 2009

    Sgt. Michael, Ros, a 38-year-old Desert Storm veteran from Reedsburg, Wis., represented Madigan Army Medical Center and the U.S. Army in receiving the accolade during the American Legion's 91st National Convention Aug. 25, in Louisville, Ky. Ros received the award for his "countless hours" of volunteer work in establishing a local youth-centered archery program.

  • President remembers 9/11 victims at Pentagon

    Sep 11, 2009

    As a steady rain fell down on the southwest side of the Pentagon, a spot where eight years ago, American Airlines Flight 77 smashed into the building, families of the 184 who were killed gathered to pay tribute to their loved ones.

  • Army South donates blood for fellow Soldiers

    Sep 11, 2009

    U.S. Army South joined forces with the Armed Services Blood Program and Akeroyd Blood Donor Center during a blood drive here Sep 8.

  • AAFES takes Army Family Covenant message to the streets

    Sep 11, 2009

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is hitting the road with a message that says the Army cares. One hundred 18-wheelers will become rolling billboards with the message "Army Family Covenant: Keeping the Promise - Honoring our Commitment to Soldiers and Families" in 4-foot-tall lettering. The graphics will include a photograph of a real Army Family featured in a variety of covenant-related advertisements.

  • 'JTF Empire Shield' still serving after 8 years

    Sep 11, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Michael Wilson stands watch outside Penn Station in New York City as part of a National Guard task force that has continuously served since the terrorist attacks eight years ago.

  • DLIFLC students teach negotiation skills to Army Reservists

    Sep 11, 2009

    Article and photo about the 104th Army Reserve Division in California during an exercise steeped with language and culture training.

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