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  • Security training important for everyone in U.S. forces community, not just servicemembers

    Jan 7, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Family members are just as important as Soldiers and Department of Defense civilian employees when it comes to protecting the nation's security, said Sgt. 1st Class Nicolas Vazquez, the U.S. Army Europe's operations security program manager, during a presentation here on operations security.

  • Yoga helps vets find balance

    Jan 7, 2010

    For Roslyn Reesemoran, a horrible accident in the early days of the Iraq war remains fresh in her mind.

  • Shape shifter: Path to fitness paved with small victories

    Jan 7, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Resolutions to eat better, exercise more and get in shape abound this time of the year. The problem is that, for many people, making New Year's resolutions is often much easier than sticking to them.

  • No flu detected in returning Soldiers

    Jan 7, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- More than 5,200 Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training Soldiers returned from block leave this week, some rejuvenated and ready to continue training, others bringing high morale and holiday cheer. But one thing none of those Soldiers brought back was the flu - something Fort Jackson leaders worked overtime last year to prevent.

  • Luncheon pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 7, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Martin Luther King Jr. said, "If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values. ..."

  • H1N1 vaccine now available for everyone on post

    Jan 7, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The H1N1 vaccine is now available to all DoD card holders at Fort Jackson.

  • Security training important for everyone in U.S. forces community, not just servicemembers

    Jan 7, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Family members are just as important as Soldiers and Department of Defense civilian employees when it comes to protecting the nation's security, said Sgt. 1st Class Nicolas Vazquez, the U.S. Army Europe's operations security program manager, during a presentation here on operations security.

  • Expanded services offered at vet clinic

    Jan 7, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Patrons taking pets to the Fort Jackson Veterinary Treatment Facility will notice some changes that include a fee increase, as well as more comprehensive care.

  • Chance of snow creates flurry frenzy

    Jan 7, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- You might want to read the owner's manual on that old snow blower in the back of the garage. The National Weather Service is forecasting a 40 percent chance of snow tonight on post and in surrounding areas.

  • Activities entertain holdover Soldiers

    Jan 7, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The nearly 200 Soldiers who remained on Fort Jackson during block leave participated in activities quite different from their normal 6 a.m. physical training, hours navigating confidence-building courses and practicing marksmanship.

  • U.S. Army Africa focuses on long-term threat reduction

    Jan 7, 2010

    Since the thwarted terrorist attack against Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day, news reports detailed the possibilities of security threats from Africa.

  • Mullen lists priorities, challenges for U.S. military

    Jan 7, 2010

    The broader Middle East, taking care of troops and their families and managing risk remain the military's top priorities, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday.

  • Another successful Combined Federal Campaign for U.S. Army in Europe

    Jan 7, 2010

    U.S. Army in Europe Soldiers and civilian employees donated more than $2 million in support of the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas.

  • Kaiserslautern employee recounts more than 50 years of government service

    Jan 7, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Robert Campbell was drafted in the U.S. Army May 3, 1957, and 52 years later he is still serving his country.

  • Volunteers needed for Kaiserslautern Special Olympics

    Jan 7, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - German and American military members, civilians and family members in Kaiserslautern and in surrounding communities are needed as volunteers for this year's Special Olympics, scheduled for May 12.

  • Breaking the silence: Soldier conquers suicidal thoughts

    Jan 7, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - After a combat deployment to Iraq, Capt. Emily Stehr, a physical therapist who was stationed with the 2nd Cavalry Stryker Regiment in Vilseck, Germany, at the time, tried to return to life as she knew it, but she soon noticed things were different - she was different.

  • Survivor Outreach Services provides long-term support for survivors

    Jan 7, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Survivor Outreach Services provides long-term support to family members who lost a Soldier in combat, by illness or an accident. The program assists with continued access of services, benefits and other resources for spouses, children, parents, legal guardians and siblings.

  • The U.S. Army All-American Bowl

    Jan 6, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, kicks off at 1 PM EST, Saturday, Jan. 9. The game is the nation's premier high school all star football game, serving as national coming-out party for America's future college and NFL stars. Adrian Peterson, Reggie Bush, Mark Sanchez, Vince Young, and Tim Tebow all made their network television playing debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. Last year the U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew more than 32,000 fans to the game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Broadcast by NBC, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl trailed only the NFL Playoffs as the most-watched sporting event Jan. 3-4, 2009.

  • New 'Maneuver' school to employ simulation-based training

    Jan 6, 2010

    The Army Maneuver Center for Excellence opened in October at Fort Benning, Ga., with new simulation facilities expected to train about 111,000 Soldiers this year, and about 144,000 by 2011.

  • LabTV: Spinning Nanofibers

    Jan 6, 2010

    At the Army research lab in Natick, Mass., research chemist Kris Senecal is investigating ways to use the tiniest fibers - nanofibers - to help people stay healthy.

  • Army seeks additional CAB to reach dwell goal

    Jan 6, 2010

    In order to meet the Army's dwell-time goal, the service will add a new combat aviation brigade.

  • Depot recognized for demil recycling totaling more than $837,000

    Jan 6, 2010

    The R3 program benefits the entire Army demil community by recouping funds that will be used to aid future demil projects by purchasing related demil equipment or helping to fund a high priority project.

  • Army scientists bring robots to San Antonio high schools

    Jan 6, 2010

    Thousands of local high school students interacted with the newest Army technology as civilian engineers, scientists, and researchers toured the area and answered questions from teenagers interested in pursuing Army civilian careers.

  • Engineers use 3-D technology to transform design process

    Jan 6, 2010

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Ala., is using cutting-edge 3-D computer technology to speed up and improve the quality of standard facility designs.

  • Running in the New Year

    Jan 6, 2010

    Soldiers at Contingency Operating Location Q-West , Iraq, take off running down the airfield here at the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1 as a part of Morale, Welfare and Recreation's New Year's fun run. (Courtesy photo)

  • Presidio has another record-breaking year collecting for charities

    Jan 6, 2010

    Presidio of Monterey community members shattered their 2008 Combined Federal Campaign record of $228,000 by raising more than $254,000 for 2009.

  • Pines Golf Course general manager wins PGA Patriot Award

    Jan 6, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (January 6, 2010) -- Fort Eustis' golf guru won a national award for being a Professional Golfers Association of America professional who personifies patriotism through golf and demonstrates unwavering commitment and dedication to the men and women who serve and protected America.

  • Year of the NCO

    Jan 6, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (January6, 2010) -- Brigade and battalion sergeants major from Fort Eustis set up for a photo outside of Bldg. 807 Monday. The photo will appear inside Bldg. 807 as part of a Year of the NCO time capsule, which will timeline important events from last year's Year of the NCO. Bldg. 807, a new barracks being built for NCOs, will host a ceremony Friday for the installation of the time capsule.

  • Commentary: At what point does discipline turn into abuse'

    Jan 6, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (Jan. 6, 2010) -- Former Texas Tech head football coach Mike Leach was fired Dec. 30, 2009, for breaching performance provisions in his contract after being suuspended by the university for allegedly mistreating an injured player.

  • High school athletes learn about Army technology

    Jan 6, 2010

    Top-notch student athletes from across the nation are in San Antonio, Texas, this week preparing for the 2010 All-American Bowl and learning about U.S. Army technology as well.

  • Fail Hummer

    Jan 6, 2010

  • Emotions Matter: Army families open up, learn how to cope

    Jan 6, 2010

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - Emotions Matter, an exhibit designed to provide support to military Families by sharing strategies for dealing with emotions in a playful way, could be traveling to Army garrisons soon.

  • B Co 1SG meets with village elders

    Jan 6, 2010

  • Public Affairs Soldiers get Kiowa lesson

    Jan 6, 2010

    Picture of an OH-58 Kiowa pilot talking with two soldiers in his cockpit about the aircraft.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Karen D. Smith

    Jan 6, 2010

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Karen D. Smith

  • Asst. Sec. Def. for Homeland Defense visits ARNORTH, speaks to DSCA students

    Jan 6, 2010

    Dr. Paul Stockton, assistant secretary of defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, visits with Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III (left), commanding general, U.S. Army North, and the command's senior leaders at Fort Sam Houston after Stockton spoke to a Defense Support of Civil Authorities course Jan. 5 in San Antonio.

  • Camp Taji New Year's Eve celebration

    Jan 6, 2010

  • Fuel tests keep Air Cav operational

    Jan 6, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - In a mobile lab filled with graduated cylinders, beakers, filtration systems and various other tools - the life blood of military vehicles is tested.

  • Air Cav crew chief returns home after 20 years

    Jan 6, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - After the U.S. Army invaded Panama in 1989 to oust the dictator Manuel Noriega, the country's people went on to rebuild their lives after "Operation Just Cause".

  • 'Black Jack's' last flight home

    Jan 6, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Although the last of 1st Cavalry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team members missed Christmas by a couple of hours, not one single Soldier or Family member seemed to care as they walked across Cooper Field, most donning Santa Claus hats, at 1:45 a.m., Dec. 26, on Fort Hood.

  • Lancer Soldiers celebrate Christmas

    Jan 6, 2010

  • Air Cav command team's Christmas visit

    Jan 6, 2010

  • Two inducted into Audie Murphy Club

    Jan 6, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Two non-commissioned officers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division were inducted into the prestigious Audie Murphy Club at Joint Security Station Old Mod, Dec. 23.

  • Brothers reunite for Christmas

    Jan 6, 2010

    BAGHDAD-Wartime service often separates Soldiers from their families during the holidays, but when family members serve near each other in the war zone, holidays can still be family time. Two brothers, assigned to Multi-National Division Baghdad and Multi-National Division North spent Christmas together in Iraq after their units coordinated the family reunion.

  • Chaplains bring faith to remote locations

    Jan 6, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Chaplains journeyed to secluded locations Christmas Day to provide Soldiers with greatly desired worship services.

  • "Garryowen" got talent

    Jan 6, 2010

  • Air Cav hosts 5K Jingle Bell Run

    Jan 6, 2010

  • Mail clerks act as Santa's little helpers during holidays

    Jan 6, 2010

    BAGHDAD - If your local mail clerks look a little stressed or overworked during this holiday season, they have good reason to be.

  • 'Good goals' keep Soldier on track

    Jan 6, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Spc. Seth Crowell, a nuclear, biological, chemical operations specialist assigned to Company A, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, has been recognized by members of his command for his ability to step outside the traditional role of an NBC specialist, and to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of military necessity.

  • Cav band prepares for final performance

    Jan 6, 2010

    BAGHDAD - The 1st Cavalry Division rock band jammed at the division chapel, Dec. 22, in one of their last performances before the unit redeploys.

  • Stop-loss payments continue, but some no longer eligible

    Jan 6, 2010

    The fiscal 2010 defense budget extends payments to servicemembers involuntarily extended on active duty under the so-called "Stop Loss" program, but those who received a bonus for voluntarily re-enlisting or extending their service after being involuntarily extended no longer qualify for retroactive Stop Loss pay.

  • Wallet, owner reunited after 61 years

    Jan 6, 2010

    ANSBACH, Germany - In spring 2009, a U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach employee found a wallet. A few months later, the items's owner, Jack Grose, was reunited with the leather billfold and all its contents, after having been without it - for 61 years.

  • Cowboys Cheerleaders deliver Christmas cheer to Warriors on Casey

    Jan 6, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Special guests delivered Yuletide cheer to the USAG-Casey Carey Fitness Center on a cold, snowy, Christmas night. None, however, was a big fat guy wearing red. Better yet, the large audience of Division Soldiers and Family members enjoyed a visit from a much more visually appealing team of Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.

  • American Red Cross brings Christmas to the DMZ

    Jan 6, 2010

    CAMP BONIFAS - The American Red Cross working out of Area I partnered with Area II American Red Cross, Army and Air Force Exchange Services, the Korean Red Cross and various organizations as they were placed "in front of them all" by spreading holiday cheer Dec. 23 to Soldiers and service members stationed near the Demilitarized Zone. The American Red Cross spent the entire day at Camp Bonifas for a tradition the Area I American Red Cross and Joint Security Area have shared for more than five years.

  • DOL in Area I brings Christmas joy to Isaac House orphanage in Uijeongbu

    Jan 5, 2010

    Area I Directorate of Logistics unloads more than a million won worth of food supplies for the Isaac House orphanage in Uijeongbu Dec. 17. The employees of Area I DOL were greeted by the children and treated to a special show. DOL employees also presented a check for 1, 500, 000 won to the orphanage to suppliment the gifts of food and treats for the children.

  • FMWR commander visits Warrior Country during Covenant signing

    Jan 5, 2010

    USAG CASEY, South Korea - Brig. Gen. Rueben Jones, commander of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Commad, toured U.S. Army Garrison Casey in December.

  • Army Family Action Plan conference finds solutions

    Jan 5, 2010

    USAG CASEY, South Korea - Members of the Warrior Country community came together for an entire week on the issues they had concerning Area I during the Army Family Action Plan Conference Dec. 15-17 in the U.S. Army Garrison Casey Community Activities Center. The Army Family Action Plan gives Soldiers, Retirees, Family members and Civilians a voice in improving their standards of living for the 2nd Infantry Division and USAG Red Cloud.

  • Command signs Army Family Covenant on Casey

    Jan 5, 2010

    USAG CASEY, South Korea - From left: Command Sgt. Maj. Peter Burrowes, 2nd Infantry Division command sergeant major; Maj. Gen. Michael Tucker, 2nd Infantry Division commander; Col. Larry "Pepper" Jackson, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud commander; and Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Lavender, USAG Red Cloud command sergeant major, sign the 2010 Army Family Covenant Dec. 17 at the USAG Casey Community Activities Center. "A covenant is a special agreement between two parties that is based on expectations. We signed a covenant with the Army Families in Area 1 that says we will support them, their recommendations are important and we take them seriously and we will take action. That is our covenant and agreement; they expect us to do it and we should expect it amongst ourselves to take action as leaders," Tucker said.

  • Army Property Accountability

    Jan 5, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Property Accountability Team has identified four milestones affected by the property accountability virus: Reset, Pre-deployment, Deployment and Re-deployment. Aca,!Ac RESET: RESET begins in theater while units are preparing to re-deploy. Units are being tasked to sign over property to ASC RESET teams and input property data into the Army Reset Management Tool. Some of their property is being removed from the property book and sent to Army depots, while other property remains on the property book and is being RESET at home station. Aca,!Ac Pre-Deployment: As units get closer to their deployment date, they begin doing 100% inventories and transferring left behind equipment to the rear detachment or Army Materiel Command. Meanwhile latest arrival dates begin shifting to, personnel continue arriving to the unit, equipment is still being issued, and units are forced to make adjustments accordingly.

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers become bobsledders this weekend

    Jan 5, 2010

    Twenty New York Army National Guard Soldiers will spend the weekend of Jan 9-10 going fast on America's only dedicated bobsled track.

  • New York National Guard Soldiers Become Bobsledders Jan. 9-10.

    Jan 5, 2010

    LAKE PLACID--Twenty New York Army National Guard Soldiers will spend the weekend of Jan 9-10 going fast on America's only dedicated bobsled track. The Soldiers, member of Company B, 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry, will be serving as brakemen for professional drivers from NASCAR and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), who will be competing against each other. It's the third time that New York National Guardsmen have been part of the bobsled teams competing in the Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge.

  • USACE expeditionary unit expands web presence

    Jan 5, 2010

    The newly reactivated field force engineering unit that is currently preparing for overseas contingency operations has created a website for visitors to learn more about its capabilities, history and team members.

  • Army Strong

    Jan 5, 2010

  • Golden Knights, Bliss Soldiers support Sun Bowl

    Jan 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team dropped into the stadium at the beginning of the Sun Bowl Dec. 31 at El Paso, Texas. The Fort Bliss Color Guard also marched flags onto the field and stood behind American Idol runner-up David Archuleta as he sang the National Anthem.

  • Sheikhs assure partnership, continued support to USD-C leaders

    Jan 5, 2010

  • New Year's Powder Puff Tournament

    Jan 5, 2010

  • Air Cav brings in New Year with a Diamond Club run

    Jan 5, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - For the most senior noncommissioned officers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, the New Year was brought in with a sweat as they participated in a fun run, here, Dec. 31.

  • Road strengthens U.S.-Kuwaiti alliance, safety

    Jan 5, 2010

    U.S. and Kuwaiti officials met for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 30 at a large stretch of road built by Kuwaitis to create a safer convoy route for U.S. servicemembers stationed in Kuwait.

  • Kosovo Media visits Camp Bondsteel on Christmas Eve

    Jan 5, 2010

    Kosovo media vists Camp Bondsteel on Christmas Eve: Soldiers receive Christmas stockings; Naser Turkaj donates giant football with letters to Camp Bondsteel; media visits with deployed family members.

  • 2010 All-American Bowl set for Jan. 9

    Jan 5, 2010

    The 10th annual playing of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl is set to kick-off on Saturday, at 1:00 PM (ET). This year's game marks the 10th anniversary of the game. It will be played in San Antonio's Alamodome and broadcast live on NBC.

  • Army studies high-altitude health effects

    Jan 5, 2010

    Climate and altitude commonly inhibits the optimal effectiveness of servicemembers in many theater operations. In the mountainous country of Afghanistan in particular, servicemembers are asked to perform at thousands of feet above sea level, oftentimes hindering their cognitive and physical performance.

  • Iraqi, U.S. military police spark new relationship in Amarah

    Jan 5, 2010

    For the past four months, Staff Sgt. Ryan Farrow and his squad of 14 Soldiers have been building a partnership with their Iraqi counterparts.

  • NCO taps into medical database to process Soldier claims faster

    Jan 5, 2010

    A senior NCO at a warrior transition unit discovers access to the deployed medical records database and saves time processing Soldiers' medical claims.

  • Understanding and preventing cold weather injuries

    Jan 5, 2010

    During the past 10 years, Soldiers have experienced an average of 361 cold weather-related injuries every year. Cold weather injury prevention is a command and leadership as well as a personal responsibility and successful management of cold depends on proper knowledge and understanding of problems associated with working in cold environments.

  • "Hell's Bottom" - Reborn

    Jan 5, 2010

    "Somervell's Folly" - The official opening of the Pentagon - 15 January 1943 .

  • Soldier returns to Panama home

    Jan 5, 2010

    After the U.S. Army invaded Panama in 1989 to oust the dictator Gen. Manuel Noriega, the country's people went on to rebuild their lives.

  • Soldier on leave from Iraq pays tribute to son's gift of life

    Jan 5, 2010

    1st Lt. Eric Van Hecke and his wife, Jennifer of Monticello, Minn., put the final touches on a floragraph, Dec. 23, of their son, Jack, who was a tissue donor in 2006.

  • Petraeus puts Al-Qaida threat in Yemen in perspective

    Jan 5, 2010

    The U.S. Central Command chief put the Al-Qaida threat in Yemen in perspective during a news conference in Baghdad recently.

  • FRSTs train to intervene

    Jan 5, 2010

    VILSECK, Germany - "Most people that commit or attempt suicide don't want to die - they want relief," said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Hartz to a group of 10 family readiness support technicians at the Vilseck Army Community Service Center, during an Ask, Care, Escort-suicide intervention, known as ACE-SI, skills training course.

  • Providing care

    Jan 5, 2010

    "Most people that commit or attempt suicide don't want to die - they want relief," said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Hartz to a group of 10 family readiness support technicians at the Vilseck Army Community Service Center, during an Ask Care Escort-suicide intervention, known as ACE-SI, skills training course, Dec. 17.

  • Observing tax relief rules helps buyers avoid potential problems

    Jan 5, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Thinking of using a value added tax relief form to buy a house or maybe to buy your Host Nation landlord a nice gift. Wrong. VAT relief doesn't do that. There are rules and regulations that govern how VAT relief can be used, and according to Rafael Wunsch, Program Manager and business consultant for Installation Management Command-Europe Region, individuals need to be aware of how to use VAT forms to avoid negative repercussions.

  • Wagonmasters dedicate Q-West education center

    Jan 4, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - The 15th Sustainment Brigade "Wagonmasters" dedicated the McKay education center during a small ceremony here Dec. 31.

  • A Piece of Mind

    Jan 4, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - The 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), opened the Piece of Mind Soldier center here Dec. 31.

  • Mississippi Guardsman recognized for outstanding performance

    Jan 4, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - A Mississippi Army National Guardsman serving at Contingency Operating Location Q-West received a letter of recognition from the Deputy Commanding General of the 3rd Infantry Division Dec. 30.

  • Washington, Tennessee Soldiers save time, support drawdown

    Jan 4, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Soldiers of the 40th and 1174th Transportation Companies, 395th Combat Service Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), stationed out of Fort Lewis, Wash., and Memphis, Tenn., respectively, conducted a convoy mission which began here Dec.28 to Contingency Operating Location Speicher in order to turn in the part of the units' excess equipment.

  • Joint effort increases efficiency of equipment drawdown in Iraq

    Jan 4, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION SPEICHER, Iraq - As the responsible drawdown of troops and equipment in Iraq draws near, the Corps Distribution Center at Contingency Operating Location Speicher, Iraq, has become a hub in the effort to move excess equipment out of Iraq.

  • Presidio and Monterey School District leaders re-sign Memorandum of Agreement

    Jan 4, 2010

    Col. Darcy A. Brewer, Presidio of Monterey garrison commander, shakes hands with Dr. Marilyn K. Shepherd, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District superintendent, after each had re-signed the memorandum of agreement between the two organizations.

  • 75th Fires Brigade Gives from the heart

    Jan 4, 2010

  • Live fire preps new unit for deployment

    Jan 4, 2010

    Soldiers of B Detachment, 4th Financial Management Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, culminated a month of training with a live-fire exercise Dec. 10. The new unit has been working on their deployment pre-training since September, relying on determination and hard work to get them through the intense time line of training.

  • Operation Proper Exit

    Jan 4, 2010

  • Army astronauts speak to Soldiers from space during holidays

    Jan 4, 2010

    Station Commander Jeff Williams, a retired U.S. Army colonel, and Flight Engineer T.J. Creamer, an Army colonel, talked with U.S. forces while orbiting 220 miles above Earth this holiday season.

  • Operation Proper Exit

    Jan 4, 2010

    In past wars, wounded warriors, especially those recovering from severe injuries, were never afforded the opportunity to re-visit the locations where they had been injured or the hospitals in theater where they had been treated.

  • 75th Fires Brigade Gives from the heart

    Jan 4, 2010

    During the holiday season families can feel substantial financial stress when it comes time to purchase gifts for their family. The need to see the excitement in the eyes of their children as they open presents, drives many soldiers to do anything they can to give them a good holiday. Fortunately, for Soldiers of the Fort Sill community there is the Toys for Kids program supported by members of the Fort Sill Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers, the Audie Murphy Club, Moral, Welfare and Recreation and units across the post.

  • Soldiers from the 49th MD Battalion learn multiple skills

    Jan 4, 2010

    Soldiers from all over the country are selected to become part of one of the nation's most critical missions--the 49th Missile Defense Battalion; once on ground they are required to be proficient in all aspects of Soldier skills as well as the specific tasks on the missile defense complex.

  • Army Center of Excellence for the Professional Military Ethic

    Jan 4, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> West Point and its Army Center of Excellence for the Professional Military Ethic (ACPME) serve as the Army's professional military ethic executive agent to increase Army-wide understanding, ownership and sustained development of the Army professional ethic through research, education and publication. ACPME broad objectives are: 1) assess, study and refine the professional military ethic of the force; 2) create and integrate professional military ethical knowledge; 3) accelerate professional military ethic development in individuals, units and Army culture; 4) support the socialization of the professional military ethic across the Army culture and profession.

  • For three decades, Army Research Lab lends hand

    Jan 4, 2010

    Employees at the Army Research Lab here lent a helping hand this past holiday season to a local Harford County school and to military families in need.

  • Army Veteran Honored

    Jan 4, 2010

    Army Veteran Honored. To some Americans, the U.S. invasion of Panama is a distant memory, a small conflict that came between the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War. For Army veteran Kurt Muse, it was a conflict that he was directly involved in, from the beginnings of the struggle to the very first night of Operation Just Cause.

  • Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - December 2009 Construction Photos

    Jan 4, 2010

    The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Colorado and Kentucky. The Bechtel Pueblo Team, a partnership of Bechtel National, Inc.; Washington Demilitarization Company/URS; Parsons; and Battelle Memorial Institute, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close PCAPP.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - December 2009 Construction Photos

    Jan 4, 2010

    The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) will safely destroy 523 tons of chemical agent in rockets and artillery projectiles stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky. The technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Blue Grass chemical stockpile is neutralization followed by Super Critical Water Oxidation (SCWO). The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Kentucky and Colorado. The Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass Team, a joint venture of Bechtel National, Inc. and Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, along with teaming partners Washington Demilitarization Company, Battelle Memorial Institute, General Atomics and General Physics, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close BGCAPP.

  • Evolving wounded warrior program returns to Iraq

    Jan 4, 2010

    Five severely-wounded veterans returned to Iraq just after the 2009 Christmas holiday as part of the third installment of an evolving program to help wounded warriors heal from traumatic combat injuries.

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