Archive: Jan 2010

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  • Females excel in male-dominated field

    Jan 28, 2010

    BAGHDAD -Females are becoming more and more prevalent in military flight crews.

  • Joint enlisted council unites region's servicemembers

    Jan 28, 2010

    The National Capital Region Joint Enlisted Council is a way for military personnel in the Washington, D.C. area to develop needed skills as Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, Sailors, Coastguard, National Guard and Reserve personnel.

  • New commandant takes over NCO Academy

    Jan 28, 2010

    CSM Mark Horsley became the 21st commandant of the Henry Caro Noncommissioned Officer Academy during a change of command ceremony Tuesday at Ridgway Hall.

  • Black Knights wrap up local tourneys

    Jan 28, 2010

    The Fort Benning Black Knights wrestling team took third place in a field of eight Saturday. Of the squad's 17 wrestlers, nine earned individual medals during the season's last local meet at the East Columbus Magnet Academy.

  • Mastering the 'art of hand and foot': SKIESUnlimited students learn tae kwon do

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. Aca,!" "Honor, courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control," Aubrey Lynch recited Monday in unison with the other tae kwon do students, "courage, community, strength, humility and knowledge." Even though you might think otherwise, the 7-year-old wasn't limited from practicing alongside students almost twice her age and size.

  • Soldiers, Marines judge middle school science fair

    Jan 28, 2010

    Five Soldiers and seven Marines from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall journeyed outside the gates Wednesday to judge a middle school science fair at nearby Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Arlington. The school has a close relationship with the base, as it is where many middle-school age children of JBM-HH Families attend.

  • BCS3 Enhances Coalition Logistics

    Jan 28, 2010

    Press Release

  • New York Adjutant General to Retire

    Jan 28, 2010

    Governor David Paterson today announced that the Adjutant General of New York, Major General Joseph Taluto, will retire after a 44-year career with the National Guard in which he rose from private to two-star general.

  • William 'Billy' Mitchell -- 'The father of the United States Air Force' once liv

    Jan 28, 2010

    Fort Sam Houston, one of the oldest military installations in the United States, has been the home to many famous figures over the years. Construction began in 1876 and since its establishment; Fort Sam has played an integral part in American military history.

  • Cobra Gold begins engineering projects

    Jan 28, 2010

    Cobra Gold officially begins three weeks of training for six countries Feb. 1, but already U.S. and Thai troops are working together on engineering civil-assistance projects.

  • Motivational speaker inspires community to start running for success

    Jan 28, 2010

    No matter one's situation in life, the journey toward self-improvement can start with one motivated step. To help get the feet of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem community moving, the American Society of Military Comptrollers invited Eddie Williams, Weber Associates consultant and professional speaker, to speak at their Jan. 21 luncheon at The Commons at Fort McPherson.

  • HHC training covers all facets of Solders' lives, duty

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Headquarters and Headquarters Company weekly training begins in the classroom and includes a field component that gives Soldiers a well-rounded perspective on their roles in the Army by stressing the importance of knowing and living the principles that guide the United States government.

  • 'Sound the Trumpets' concert to feature official presidential fanfare ensemble

    Jan 28, 2010

    The official fanfare ensemble for the President of the United States, The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, will join the Army Ground Forces Band for a free concert at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, 8 p.m., Saturday, March 6.

  • Real-World Anthrax Scare Proves Readiness

    Jan 28, 2010

    The Joint Project Manager Guardian (JPMG) Chemical, Biological, Radiological Nuclear Installation Protection Program (CBRN-IPP), aimed at preparing U.S Military Installation First Responders to respond to chemical and biological threats, was put to the test during a Jan. 6 incident at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon/Hawthorne Army Depot, Nevada, when an employee discovered a white, silt-like substance in an envelope, Pentagon and Army officials said.

  • Flight simulator brings combat zones to Fort Bragg

    Jan 28, 2010

    Even on rest and relaxation leave, CH-47 Chinook pilots with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade can't seem to escape their missions in Afghanistan. During their recent break from combat, Chief Warrant Officers Ryan Carroll and Rafael Caldeira spent 12 hours honing their helicopter piloting skills in Fort Bragg's only F-model Chinook flight simulator.

  • Brigade supports Unified Response with intelligence teams in Haiti

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Morning came early Jan. 23 as Soldiers of the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade drew weapons from their arms room at Fort Sam Houston and conducted pre-combat checks and inspections. By 5:10 a.m. they were on the Kelly Field Annex of Lackland Air Force Base with equipment loaded, bags stowed, goodbyes said and commanders' hands shaken before boarding a C-130 aircraft for Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.

  • Fort Bragg hosts vital sustainability forum

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Representatives from more than 40 Army installations gathered at the Fort Bragg Officers' Club Jan. 12 through 14, to discuss issues concerning sustainability. The five main functional areas of discussion centered on plans and integration, infrastructure and utilities, transportation, material lifecycle management, and training lands and land management.

  • Miss Black Georgia U.S.A. familiar face to some on installation

    Jan 28, 2010

    What began as an attempt by Kimberly Jones to earn extra scholarship money for college may end with her being crowned as the next Miss Black U.S.A. Kimberly, daughter of Gerri Jones, chief, Base Realignment and Closure plans and integration office, took a big step toward becoming Miss Black U.S.A. by winning the Miss Black Georgia U.S.A. 2010 Pageant Dec. 6 at the Lions of Judah Event Center in Stone Mountain.

  • MG Caslen 2010

    Jan 28, 2010

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    Jan 28, 2010

    The single Soldier Town Hall meeting was held at 9:30 a.m. at the Main Post Theater. Fort Bragg began hosting monthly single Soldier town halls with installation leadership to allow Soldiers to vet issues affecting their well-being on Fort Bragg, said Tiffany Vedvick, Fort Bragg customer service officer. The meetings provide a venue for informing and providing updates on programs affecting single Soldiers, such as the First Sergeants Barracks Program and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers.

  • New site offers realistic training for student Soldiers

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School unveiled its new Deployable Medical Systems Equipment Training Site Jan. 25 at Camp Bullis.

  • Army vessel supporting Haiti relief effort

    Jan 28, 2010

    The Runny Mede, a U.S. Army logistics support vessel from the 7th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Eustis, Va., docked at the Port-Au-Prince Seaport Jan. 25, in support of Operation Unified Response.

  • Range control employees recognized for efforts

    Jan 28, 2010

    On Oct. 30, two civilians entered Observation Point 5 on Fort Bragg scavenging for scrap metal. One of the men, 47-year-old, Ronnie Blue from Hamlet, N.C., is believed to have stepped on a round that exploded and killed him. Fort Bragg Garrison Commander, Col. Stephen Sicinski, recognized two Fort Bragg employees who played instrumental roles in retrieving Blue's remains in a ceremony at the Range Control headquarters Jan. 21.

  • PALS: Educational opportunities for officers' spouses

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - The Personal Awareness and Leadership Seminar, or PALS, is a three-day workshop to help provide military spouses with a better idea of who they are and what they want out of their futures, said Christina Love, Spouse Training and Education Program coordinator for SCP. This month's PALS seminar is one of four offered throughout the year. The seminar is targeted toward the spouses of Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education and School of Advanced Military Studies students, but is open to all officer spouses. The course is free and counts as credit in some college programs.

  • Third Army hosts planning conference for upcoming exercises in Saudi Arabia

    Jan 28, 2010

    Third Army/U.S. Army Central welcomed senior leaders from the Royal Saudi Land Forces and U.S. Military Training Mission (USMTM) Land Forces Division for a concept development conference at Fort McPherson Jan. 18 through 22. During the event, participants planned for two military exercises scheduled to occur in Saudi Arabia in April and early 2011.

  • Fort Bragg continues to make progress in Haiti mission

    Jan 28, 2010

    The Soldiers on the ground in Haiti continue to coordinate efforts with the Soldiers and the Airmen back at Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, N.C. to carry out the humanitarian efforts in Haiti.

  • Press Release Archive

    Jan 28, 2010

  • Hollywood comes to Fort Bragg

    Jan 28, 2010

    On Saturday, the true Hollywood experience came to Fort Bragg as the installation hosted the premier of "Dear John," a movie about a Special Forces Soldier who falls in love, based on the book by Nicholas Sparks. Sparks, along with the film's stars, Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried, walked the red carpet into York Theater, meeting and signing autographs for the more than 600 ticketholders lining the walkway to greet them.

  • 3rd Brigade Media

    Jan 28, 2010

  • 2BCT partners with Haitian government to restore transportation routes in Port-au-Prince

    Jan 28, 2010

    Paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade Support Battalion and the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, work in conjuction with the Haitian government to remove rubble from the streets of Port-au-Prince in order to better provide humanitarian aid to the people of Haiti.

  • 25 ID HQ Media

    Jan 28, 2010

  • Educational opportunities for officers' spouses:

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Spouses of field-grade officers at Fort Leavenworth learned about possible expectations and opportunities for them at the Field Grade Spouse Seminar "Putting the Pieces Together" Jan. 22 at the Army Education Center.

  • Worship 2.0: services go next generation

    Jan 28, 2010

    It might not make sense to a mathematician, but the Fort McPherson chaplaincy is adding through subtraction. With the ChapelNext program, the chaplaincy hopes to add a contemporary worship experience by subtracting some previous traditions.

  • LOGCAP IV TASK ORDER AWARDED

    Jan 28, 2010

    A LOGCAP task order has been awarded in support of the U.S. military's humanitarian relief operations in Haiti.

  • 25 ID Links II

    Jan 28, 2010

  • 7th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers take "Fast Ship" to Haiti

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - Soldiers from the 7th Sustainment Brigade recently deployed to Haiti via the Superferry "Huakai" from Fort Eustis, Va. The 7th Sustainment Brigade is in Haiti conducting port operations to aid in the military's relief effort - bringing desperately needed food and medical supplies to those in need.

  • New Fort McPherson Regulation 210-5 has more bite

    Jan 28, 2010

    When was the last time you reviewed Fort McPherson Regulation 210-5 (Installation Regulation, Policy, and Procedures)' If you haven't looked recently, look again - things have changed. An updated version of the regulation was published Oct. 30 to encompass changes in the policies and climate at Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem since the previous version (which was published July 23, 2006).

  • 25th ID Association

    Jan 28, 2010

  • National Guard center destroyed in fire

    Jan 28, 2010

    Firefighters from the Fort Gillem, Forest Park, Clayton County and Morrow fire departments fight to contain a fire at the Georgia Army National Guard Readiness Center, Bldg. 608, on Fort Gillem the evening of Jan. 26.

  • Kentucky Air Guard supports deploying Fort Knox Soldiers

    Jan 28, 2010

    KENTUCKY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Members of the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Logistics Readiness Squadron processed more than 90 tons of cargo and about 40 U.S. Army Soldiers here tonight for deployment to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as part of the U.S. military's response to the Jan. 12 earthquake.

  • Army Sustainment Command provides support to humanitarian assistance operations in Haiti

    Jan 28, 2010

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command is participating in humanitarian assistance relief operations in Haiti as part of Operation Unified Response.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Visits JSOTF-P and AFP

    Jan 28, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Pacific, met with the Armed Forces of the Philippines leadership, U.S. Embassy officials, and Soldiers assigned to Joint Operations Task Force-Philippines from USARPAC during a three-day visit to the Philippines.

  • U.S. Army Materiel Command's Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

    Jan 28, 2010

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command has been providing world-wide support to the ongoing relief efforts in Haiti.

  • RDECOM's top NCO addresses Sergeants Major Academy

    Jan 28, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin spoke to the Sergeants Major Academy graduating class at Fort Bliss, Texas Jan. 26. Marin is the senior noncommissioned officer for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • FMWR Employee, Customer Covenant officially unveiled

    Jan 28, 2010

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Leadership from the Army's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command signed an employee and customer covenant here Wednesday.

  • Band Geek: brigade surgeon rediscovers his musical roots

    Jan 28, 2010

    Maj. Gary Eberly, head surgeon for the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, rediscovers his interest in playing the guitar during his deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan.

  • Defense Group Represents Model Chapter

    Jan 28, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- This year could be a benchmark for the Tennessee Valley Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association. In 2010, the chapter leadership hopes to reach its 10-year anniversary as one of NDIA's model chapters. And the leader making the biggest push toward that goal is chapter president Ed Stone.

  • AMCOM Safety Office Reaches Out To Those In Need

    Jan 28, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For the AMCOM Safety Office, the spirit of the Combined Federal Campaign didn't end Dec. 11. It's a work in progress. "We hear a lot about it, and then CFC ends," said Pat Vittitow, chief of the Safety Office. "They need help far more than just a couple of months during the CFC campaign." This year Vittitow and her staff decided to make the CFC a yearlong outreach, adopting the Toney-Harvest Head Start Center, a service of Community Action Partnership.

  • Pipe repairs complete, waiting on final restoration

    Jan 28, 2010

    Water main repairs are complete in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command parking lot, but final restoration of the parking area remains to be completed.

  • Second Place Isn't Second Best For This Cadet

    Jan 28, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For Gail O'Sullivan Dwyer, there is no escaping second place. Despite being among some 60 women to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy in the early years of women's acceptance at West Point, despite going on to have a successful career both on active duty and in the Reserves, and despite being married to a fellow West Point graduate and raising four successful children, Dwyer still thinks of herself as being in second place. But it is an honorable place to be.

  • Team Redstone Honors Deployed Soldiers, Civilians

    Jan 28, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- More than 70 people who have served in deployments in support of AMCOM operations in Iraq and Afghanistan were honored Jan. 21.

  • Raven Takes Flight For North

    Jan 28, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Test Area 3 became the scene of a popular Fox news show Jan. 19 during a visit by retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North. The highly decorated and once controversial Marine officer is now a political commentator, bestselling author and television host of "War Stories with Oliver North" on the Fox News Channel. During his Redstone Arsenal visit, the Fox cameras were focused on the Raven unmanned aircraft system, and the Soldiers and Program Executive Office for Aviation employees behind its success on the battlefield.

  • Kaiserslautern icon 'tries to help everyone'

    Jan 28, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Haldeman is the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Military Personnel Division chief, who is responsible for passports, ID cards, officer and enlisted records and reassignments, in- and out-processing, promotions and as he likes to say,

  • How we finish defines who we are

    Jan 28, 2010

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Prior to 1908, the Olympic Games were not much more than a side-show. But somehow in 1908, when the Games were suddenly moved from Rome to London due to an erupting volcano, the modern games came into being. Some say it was due to a little known event called the Marathon Race that ignited the excitement and sports talk around the world. The point we should take from this story is not so much on where we finish, but how we conducted ourselves during the race.

  • Towards a U.S. Army Officer Corps strategy for success: retaining talent

    Jan 28, 2010

    The U.S. Army has made significant investments in its future, especially in its leadership. In particular, the Army has devoted billions of dollars to officer undergraduate-level education, world class training, and developmental experiences. Since the late 1980s, however, prospects for the Officer Corps' future have been darkened by an ever-diminishing return on this investment, as evidenced by plummeting company-grade officer retention rates. Significantly, this leakage includes a large share of high-performing officers, many of them developed via a fully-funded undergraduate education.

  • Soldiers attend State of Union address

    Jan 28, 2010

    While many watched President Barack Obama's first State of the Union address from their homes, several former Soldiers and a current one had seats near the first lady inside the U.S. Capitol building.

  • The Defense Identity Crisis: It's a Hybrid World

    Jan 28, 2010

    Hybrid war may not yet be reducible to a pristine, doctrine-ready definition. Continued efforts by Hoffman and others to describe it, howA,A!ever, remain invaluable.2 This trend is admittedly unsatisfying to concept developers and doctrine writers. By nature, they want to neatly categorize and define every aspect of military affairs. Yet, in this instance, patience is a virtue. For its part, too, the defense bureaucracy cannot rush to artifiA,A!cially dismiss a wider universe of defense-relevant, "wicked" challenges, in favor of a more limited and "tame" set of not-so-new, defense-specific ones.3 Unfortunately, the hybrid debate is moving in this direction.

  • The Renaissance in American Strategy and the Ending of the Great Cold War

    Jan 28, 2010

    When the red flag came down over the Kremlin on 25 December 1991, few people were aware just how great a contribution NATO had made to ending the Cold War. NATO's 60th anniversary is a particularly good time good time to look back and try to understand what really happened. Thanks to material that has become available since the end of the Cold War - from once -secret archives, memoirs, and interviews - we can now see far more clearly what NATO and the Warsaw Pact were trying to do.

  • The Struggle Against Global Insurgency

    Jan 28, 2010

    Since 9/11, it has become commonplace for scholars, politicians, and military thinkers to refer to current U.S. military and diplomatic actions as being part of a larger "war on terror." This is an extremely imprecise characterization of the current conflict. What the United States and, in fact, the world are facing is more properly dubbed a global insurgent movement that emanates from al Qaeda at the international level and that slowly seeps into legitimate (and illegitimate) national secessionist movements around the world. What follows is an argument in support of the claim that al Qaeda is essentially the world's first attempt at a global insurgency.

  • Saving energy - saving money

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Whether you work on Fort Jackson, live in government quarters or own a home off post, saving energy, conserving water and recycling can be to your advantage and best interest.

  • Parent programs expand under family covenant

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Leah Lorenzo watched as her 2-year-old son, Keane, ran about a converted classroom Monday morning, choosing from the various toys strewn about the room.

  • Online tool assesses four dimensions of strength

    Jul 21, 2011

    For years, the Army has used a standardized test to evaluate Soldiers'; physical fitness. The newly designed Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program goes beyond that by implementing a method to evaluate the force's fitness in the areas of emotional, social, spiritual and family strength.

  • National Prayer Breakfast features Boone as speaker

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Chaplain (Col.) Samuel Boone, commandant of the United States Army Chaplain Center and School, will be the guest speaker for the Fort Jackson observance of the 2010 National Prayer Breakfast, scheduled for 7-8:30 a.m., Feb. 10, at the NCO Club.

  • MPs enforce cell phone ban on post

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As more states are beginning to crack down on cell phone use and texting while driving, Fort Jackson officials want to remind everyone that using anything but a true hands-free device on post is against regulations.

  • Key Customers are Eyes, Ears for Garrison

    Jan 28, 2010

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. - Key customers from throughout the arsenal gathered Jan. 26 in the auditorium of building 200 to get updates on services provided by the garrison and learn how they can help improve those services.

  • Schinnen Ed Center first in Europe to offer online GMAT

    Jan 28, 2010

    SCHINNEN, Netheralnds - U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen is the first education center in Europe and one of only two in the Army to offer online Graduate Management Admission Tests, which are required for graduate school admission.

  • Moving day: Ceremony marks completion of first homes

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When Kristi Arnold moved to Fort Jackson in July 2005, she and her husband, Sgt. Nicholas Arnold, who is currently deployed to Iraq, decided to live on post - despite the fact that on-post family homes were not up to modern standards. Arnold said she never expected to experience the transformation of Fort Jackson's family housing area into a modern community.

  • Teen job fair set

    Jan 28, 2010

    ACS has set the date for its annual Teen Job Fair

  • Neal McCoy, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders rock ChiAfA..vres Garrison

    Jan 28, 2010

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The USO and Armed Forces Entertainment brought a piece of Texas to Belgium as country music star Neal McCoy and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders rocked the ChiAfA..vres Recreation Center Jan. 27.

  • Installation units exceed retention goal

    Jan 28, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Bradley May, commanding general, recites the Oath of Reenlistment to 14 Fort Jackson Soldiers at the Commanding General's Retention Award Luncheon, Jan. 21 at the Officer's Club.

  • Crystal Clear: Birthday party yields lasting memories

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Around this time last year, I was still settling into my new life - and job - at Fort Jackson. And, four months into it, I was already taking maternity leave.

  • Haiti quake hits close to home

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Pvt. Laron Ellis said news of the earthquake in Haiti hit him particularly hard because his wife and several member of his immediate family were there for a funeral.

  • Civilian jobs safe after study nixed

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- About 300 Fort Jackson federal employees can exhale. Their jobs will stay in government hands for now, as a result of the Department of Defense's recent cancellation of various procurement studies.

  • Army's newest leaders welcomed into elite corps of Soldiers

    Jan 28, 2010

    BAGHDAD- In keeping with a long-standing Army tradition, 21 Soldiers from I Corps' Special Troops Battalion, Task Force Courage, were inducted into the noncommissioned officers corps Jan. 23, joining an elite group of Soldiers who are known as the backbone of the Army. Tradition, traced back to the Army of Fredrick the Great, required Soldiers to stand watch for four nights before achieving full NCO status. On the first night, the inductees offered a gift of brandy and bread to junior Soldiers. The second night, the company's NCOs were offered beer and tobacco. Inductees offered the first sergeant a glass of wine and a piece of tobacco on a tin plate during the third night of watch.

  • President vows to confront terrorists, succeed in Afghanistan

    Jan 28, 2010

    President Barack Obama stressed during his State of the Union address Wednesday the importance of confronting terrorists who threaten the United States and of succeeding in Afghanistan while continuing a responsible military drawdown in Iraq.

  • Officials consider role in Haiti beyond immediate relief

    Jan 28, 2010

    The U.S. government still is figuring out the details of American assistance in Haiti, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said Wednesday, noting that Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and President Barack Obama recently discussed the issue.

  • Obama reaffirms desire to end 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

    Jan 28, 2010

    President Barack Obama announced during his State of the Union address Wednesday that he intends to work with Congress and the military during the year ahead to repeal the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law.

  • Heidelberg Sports and Fitness Office visits wounded warriors

    Jan 28, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Normally the staff at the Heidelberg sports and fitness office spend their days assisting customers, stocking equipment, handling administrative duties and basically making sure that Heidelberg fitness center patrons have everything they need.

  • Ultra-marathoner prepares for 24-hour race, one step at a time

    Jan 28, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Veronica Carreon is a financial assistant for the Heidelberg Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and she's also an ultra marathoner, which means she competes in races where the distances are more than the standard 26.2 miles run of a normal marathon.

  • N.D. National Guard Land Component Commander, State CSM visit Soldiers in Kosovo

    Jan 28, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - North Dakota National Guard Land Component Commander Brig. Gen. William "Bill" L. Seekins and North Dakota National Guard State Command Sgt. Major Gerald L. Miller visited North Dakota Soldiers deployed to Kosovo and received an update on their mission here. Seekins and Miller spent time Jan. 24-26 at Camp Bondsteel, where North Dakota Soldiers are serving part of a yearlong deployment as NATO peacekeepers.

  • FRSAs link family members with Heidelberg community

    Jan 28, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Are you the spouse of a deployed Soldier, new to the community, or even new in Europe'

  • Humanitarian Civic Assistance projects of Exercise Cobra Gold 10

    Jan 28, 2010

    The building is one of five Humanitarian Civic Assistance projects which are a part of Exercise Cobra Gold 10. CG10 is a regularly scheduled joint and coalition multinational exercise hosted annually by the Kingdom of Thailand.

  • USACE completes school project in Sadr City

    Jan 28, 2010

    More than 500 elementary school students in Mahalla neighborhood in Sadr City were recently given the gift of a better educational environment following the completion of the 12-room Al Adalaa Elementary School. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region District, Loyalty Resident Office served as the managing construction partner for the 11-month, $816,000 project. The school was funded through the Iraq Transition Assistance Office (ITAO) Economic Support Fund.

  • Lightning Support Soldiers honored during redeployment ceremony

    Jan 27, 2010

    Soldiers and family member gathered on Hamilton Field to formally welcome home the troops of the 45th Sustainment Brigade during a redeployment ceremony Jan. 21 at Schofield Barracks.

  • Legion commander messages to uplink with young veterans

    Jan 27, 2010

    American Legion National Commander Clarence Hill pushes the issue about reaching young veterans through social media Websites and the Internet. Hill continues to visit local American Legion posts across the nation to assist World War II, Korean War and Vietnam veterans open up to young veterans.

  • Lt. Gen. Lynch reviews USAG Hawaii

    Jan 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Kicking off an aggressive four-day schedule, the commanding general of Installation Management Command, or IMCOM, reviewed operations at many U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii facilities and programs, Jan. 19.

  • Straight Talk: PT, gates, decals among DES concerns

    Jan 27, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's director of Emergency Services, Lt. Col. Daniel Hulsebosch, starts off the new year offering tips and guidance on accommodating the increase of cars and people on the streets.

  • Jan. 8, 2010 - Remarks to the Partnership Reception before the All-American Bowl Awards Dinner.

    Jan 27, 2010

    "You've heard all about these programs and there's not a lot I can add. But let me tell you - for those of us who have the honor of working in support of those brave men and women who don the uniform of the United States Army - we view the defense of our Nation as a partnership. "We happen to think that the Army does an amazing job in and of itself going out and doing the hard work of freedom, but we recognize as well that to be truly successful it takes the support of the Nation, the support of its people, right down to great places like San Antonio and the support of its communities. "One of the most important things we have are partners, partners who understand the grand opportunity and the responsibility of supporting those outstanding men and women who when duty calls, when we ask, "who shall serve'" they step forward and say, "I will." "Just one percent of our Nation's people are citizens who come forward and join that all-volunteer (inaudible) service. And we have a duty in return to that, and I know you understand that, and that's why you're here. "They deserve the very best that our Nation can offer: the best training, the best equipment, the best opportunities, the best benefits and that's why we're gathered at this moment to recognize two such benefits: the PaYs program, the EPO program. "The Partnership for Youth success, the Employer Partnership Initiative -those kinds of programs that serve as recruiting incentives-yeah, but they answer one of the most important questions any young man or women asks him or herself when they are signing on that dotted line: "After my enlistment's over, what do I do' What happens'" "And through these initiatives, Soldiers are provided a better opportunity, an assurance, a piece of mind to know that when their service days have come to the end, they have a guarantee interview opportunity, they have a partnership as in the Reserve program through EPO, to partner and build a career both on the military side and in the civilian side, to meet their career goals and it makes them better Soldiers. And better Soldiers make for a more secure nation and a more secure world. "You've heard today AT&T's partnership represents the 350th PaYs agreement and Textron's support of the ROTC PaYs Program, (uh excuse me,) Textron joins more than 800 corporate and public participants nationwide who have been part of the (employee) Employment Partnership Initiative. "We want to thank these two companies. They are standing tall amongst the cadre of very responsible firms who understand that the responsibilities of citizenship extends to corporations. That the benefits that our great men and women in uniform have been earning for this Nation and for nations across this planet for more than 230 years don't come easily and take all of our support. "The outcomes that we've had and the successes we enjoy as a Nation, the lives that breath free to the tune of hundreds of millions across this planet, on virtually every continent, come about from those sacrifices but also with the support of great partners like Textron and AT&T, who understand how special these Soldiers and their families are. Without them, we couldn't do what we need to do for those heroes - true heroes - who sacrifice so much for us. "So, I'm honored to be here today, to be part of this great weekend, to thank this tremendous community for their support, and to say how much we appreciate these two very special partners in a very special initiative. "Thank you, Climb to Glory, God Bless America."

  • "For Love of Liberty" : Showcasing African AmericansAca,!a,,c Military Service

    Jan 27, 2010

    What is it' To honor African-Americans who served and commemorate African American History Month (February 2010), a major television documentary For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots will air the week of Feb. 1 on Public Broadcasting System stations.. This powerful four hour, two segment film, produced with the Army's cooperation, conveys the untold story of African Americans' military service throughout the nation's history to win and protect freedoms they themselves often didn't enjoy at the time.

  • Hours change for education help

    Jan 27, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Counseling services have been scaled back at the Fort Shafter/Tripler Education Complex while center officials cope with personnel shortage issues over the next two months.

  • Waikiki's Army Museum: Hawaii's best kept secret

    Jan 27, 2010

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii - The Army Museum of Hawaii, located in Fort DeRussy's Battery Randolph, in the heart of Waikiki, is a 19th century U.S. Army coastal defense gun battery that once served as a first line of defense against enemy attack on Oahu's southern shore.

  • Registration opens for humpback whale ocean count

    Jan 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The peak season for whale watching is just around the corner, and the Outdoor Recreation Center, or ODR, is recruiting volunteers to help monitor the latest migration of humpback whales to coastal waters around the 50th state.

  • Passion for medicine

    Jan 27, 2010

    TWO years ago, Daniel Bateson was hanging drywall with his family's home improvement business.

  • Role model for Ugandan teens

    Jan 27, 2010

    WHEN Staff Sgt. John Okumu joined the U.S. Army five years ago, he never dreamed he would one day deploy to Africa, the continent he once called home.

  • USARAF serving in Africa

    Jan 27, 2010

    WHEN U.S. Army Africa wrapped up Natural Fire 10 in Uganda in October, it marked a change in the way Soldiers conduct missions on the continent. Not only was it the command's first major exercise, it was also its debut as the newest Army service component command.

  • Army Reserve nurse delivers baby in rural Uganda

    Jan 27, 2010

    WHEN 1st Lt. Victoria Lynn Watson deployed to Uganda for Natural Fire 10, she never imagined using her labor and delivery nursing skills-but she did, twice.

  • Buzz over malaria

    Jan 27, 2010

    Col. Scott Gordon (pictured above), is commander of U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya. He sat down recently with Rick Scavetta of U.S. Army Africa to discuss malaria vaccine research in western Kenya.

  • Community Covenant and Military Appreciation Night with Oklahoma City Thunder

    Jan 27, 2010

    Oklahoma dignitaries from various government offices and all military branches joined together to sign and demonstrate the U.S. Army's Community Covenant, January 11, 2010, during half time at the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New York Knicks NBA game at the Oklahoma City Ford Center.

  • Getting Jigui

    Jan 27, 2010

    WHEN a Senegalese military unit convoyed nearly 1,900 miles from coastal West Africa to a multi-national exercise in Burkina Faso, a senior U.S. Army Africa maintenance expert took note.

  • Civil affairs officer honored in Uganda

    Jan 27, 2010

    AN Army civil affairs officer known for his humanitarian efforts in northern Uganda was posthumously honored when U.S. and Ugandan officials dedicated a school renovation to his memory.

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