Archive: Jan 2010

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  • KFOR drawing down to 10,000 troops

    Jan 4, 2010

    The Kosovo Force will transition from about 14,000 to 10,000 NATO forces by Jan. 31, due to improvements in security, said the commander of Multi-National Task Force-East.

  • From Engineers to Educators: Center supports first-time event at local high school

    Jan 4, 2010

    Professional engineers wore two hats - engineer and educator, Dec. 2, as they spent their morning as educators, teaching the career-related disciplines they practice on a day-to-day basis. The eleven engineers, including a branch chief from the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, joined the Neptune High School students for Neptune's first-ever engineering forum; a day dedicated to giving students a bird's-eye view of careers in various engineering fields.

  • Benelux commander highlights successes of 2009

    Jan 4, 2010

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The USAG Benelux Garrison Commander recognized his three indirect garrisons for their successes throughout 2009 and thanked U.S. and host nation civilians who have given a combined total of 1,000 years of service to the U.S. government.

  • USAG Garmisch stands-up first HHC in Assumption of Command ceremony

    Jan 4, 2010

    GARMSICH, Germany - The official activation ceremony of a new Army Headquarters and Headquarters Company occured here Dec. 15 with an unfurling of the guidon and the assumption of command by Capt. Kyle Greenberg.

  • Hohenfels debuts Facebook Virtual Town Hall

    Jan 4, 2010

    HOHENFELS, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels is now on Facebook and a host of other social media sites in the hopes of reaching an audience of current and future community members that is increasingly turning to the Internet as their primary source of news and information.

  • Local pro hockey team teaches skills, plays street game with garrison kids

    Jan 4, 2010

    GARMISCH, Germany - Bavarian hockey team gets on the ice with U.S. military children.

  • Garmsich ACS collects, donates phones to local shelter

    Jan 4, 2010

    GARMISCH, Germany - The Garmisch Army Community Service recently delivered a bag of donated cell phones to the nearby Murnau Frauenhaus women's shelter.

  • Sgt. Morales Club makes a comeback at Hohenfels

    Jan 4, 2010

    HOHENFELS, Germany - After 12 months spent recognizing noncommissioned officers as the backbone of the Army-the Army designated 2009 as the Year of the NCO-the professionalism and dedication of NCOs has been well documented, and one group of Hohenfels Soldiers is committed to advancing those traits even further by reinvigorating the Sgt. Morales Club at Hohenfels.

  • Nevada guardsman receives battlefield promotion

    Jan 4, 2010

    A Nevada National Guardsman received a surprise New Year's Day gift in the form of a battlefield promotion, Jan. 1.

  • Building partnerships key to Afghan success

    Jan 4, 2010

    Building partnerships and understanding the nature of Afghanistan and its people are keys to achieving success in that country, the commander of NATO's Joint Command in Kabul said.

  • Servicemember voting laws reflect changes

    Jan 4, 2010

    Laws have changed and servicemembers who want to vote need to be aware of these changes, the director of the Federal Voting Assistance Program said.

  • EUCOM Humanitarian Assistance Fund makes special delivery to Tbilisi

    Jan 4, 2010

    Rear Adm. William Brown, EUCOM's director of logistics, led group that delivered donations from the fund to school and sports federation.

  • Garrison personnel train for emergencies

    Jan 4, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - It was a normal busy Tuesday morning at the Stuttgart Army Airfield Mail Distribution Node: people were carrying boxes, sorting letters and checking addresses before sending the mail to various military installations in the greater Stuttgart area.

  • EAP helps employees with personal issues

    Jan 4, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Failing finances, marital problems, troubles with children and stress on the job - throw in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and you could easily create just the right combination to trigger an incident of work place violence. In recent months there have been several high-profile cases of this form of violence in both civilian and military work places, and professionals on both sides agree that prevention is critical to putting a stop to it.

  • Program helps Army civilian employees with personal issues

    Jan 4, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Failing finances, marital problems, troubles with children and stress on the job - throw in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and you could easily create just the right combination to trigger an incident of work place violence.

  • U.S. KFOR Soldiers provide vital aid to injured man

    Jan 3, 2010

    Soldiers of Valley City, N.D.-based Alpha Company, 231st Maneuver Task Force, part of Multi-National Task Force-East in Kosovo, had their wits and training tested during a routine patrol in early December, as members of Third Squad of Third Platoon pulled up on the aftermath of a roadside accident near Gnjilane/Gjilan, Kosovo. A civilian had been struck by a vehicle, and it didn't take long for squad members to react to the situation as they ran to the man to give immediate care.

  • New command marks milestone in Iraq

    Jan 2, 2010

    The new year brought a new command to Iraq as Multinational Forces Iraq cased its colors, replaced by U.S. Forces Iraq during a ceremony at the al-Faw Palace in Baghdad.

  • Movement control team helps Joint Distribution Center mission move faster

    Jan 2, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - An operations unit at the Joint Distribution Center at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, implemented a new transportation standard Dec. 11 to decrease the wait time required to ship sustainment supply cargo throughout Iraq.

  • Joint effort increases efficiency of equipment drawdown

    Jan 2, 2010

    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.

  • Service members run into new decade at JBB

    Jan 2, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 90th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) sponsored a Ring in the New Year 5K race starting 10 minutes before midnight Dec. 31, at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, to celebrate the new decade.

  • KFOR Soldiers assist at Women's and Children's Center at Chirstmas Time

    Jan 1, 2010

    KFOR Soldiers assist a Women's and Children's Center in Pristina, Kosovo, for Chirstmas. A Soldier dresses up as Santa Claus and hands out presents to the children.

  • Lt. Gen. Markus Bentler visits Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo

    Jan 1, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Markus Bentler, commander, Kosovo Forces, joins Brig. Gen. Al Dohrmann, commander, Multi-National Task Force - East, KFOR 12, and Command Sgt. Major Jack Cripe, command sgt. maj., Multi-National Task Force - East, KFOR 12, for a day at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

  • Kosovo Police and KFOR dog handlers make a great team in joint training

    Jan 1, 2010

    Joint Action Training creates bridges between different countries' K9 handlers, and also their dogs. This training is important to develop the dog handlers' skills in detection of explosives, some that may not be readily available within their own countries.

  • Transfer-of-Authority ceremony held at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo

    Jan 1, 2010

  • KFOR 12 Aviation Trains with Greek Soldiers

    Jan 1, 2010

    Members of the Bravo Co., 2-147th Aviation Battalion, based out of Ky., trained with Greek Soldiers at Camp Rigas Fereos, Kosovo.

  • New locks on female facilities designed to help prevent sexual assault

    Jan 1, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - KBR, Inc. employees began installing cipher locks on female latrines and shower facilities in December - female residents may obtain the codes from their housing office.

  • 49th Transportation Battalion raises more than $27,000 for charity

    Jan 1, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - A Soldier with the 49th Transportation Battalion helped raise $27,242.15 for the Combined Federal Campaign - Overseas, which promotes and supports charitable organizations through philanthropy by federal employees

  • 509th Movement Control Team works to improve travel at Speicher

    Jan 1, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION SPEICHER, Iraq - Although military travel is not known for its comfort, a group of Airmen at Contingency Operating Location Speicher, Iraq, work hard to make it a positive experience.

  • Junior enlisted troops celebrate holidays at Operation Toy Soldiers

    Jan 1, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - More than 400 service members attended Operation Toy Soldiers to celebrate the holiday season with gifts, games, music and food, on Christmas Day at Morale, Welfare and Recreation center east at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Local groups, NGO distribute donated KFOR linen to families in Kosovo

    Jan 1, 2010

    : Sgt. 1st Class Claire Lum Lee, Honolulu; Selyete Zymeri, Sgt. Heather Barta, Minot, N.D., and Spc. Jennifer Kanahele, Hilo, Hawaii, display a donated blanket from linens that were being distributed to disadvantaged locals from the region of Novo Brdo, Kosovo, on Dec. 28, 2009.

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