Archive: Jan 2010

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  • Making an impact through research

    Jan 27, 2010

    WHEN Maj. Mike Walter makes the five-hour drive from U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya's Nairobi headquarters to the command's field stations in western Kenya, he brakes for zebras, warthogs and baboons.

  • 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. ArmyAca,!a,,cs 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.

  • Mentorship in Ethiopia offers low-cost, high-impact benefits

    Jan 27, 2010

    AFTER spending a year mentoring Ethiopian officers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Lt. Col. Randy Torno jumped at the chance to extend his tour-remaining in the role he calls the most rewarding job he's ever done.

  • Ethiopia - Kagnew veterans share memories of Korean War

    Jan 27, 2010

    AS Yilma Belachew gazed upon memorial stones honoring fallen Ethiopian comrades, his memories drifted back to bodies rolling down a hillside in Korea, where he fought alongside U.S. Soldiers. Belachew, then a 20-year-old captain with the Kagnew Battalion, was among United Nations troops who fought communist forces on the Korean peninsula. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the start of that conflict. "We went with Americans to the front line and fought together," Belachew said. "From that, we helped a great nation, Korea, to survive." Minutes earlier, Belachew welcomed U.S. Army Africa officers to the Ethiopians' Korea War Veterans Association museum and memorial, tucked within a park in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. It was the first time he'd seen U.S. troops in six decades.

  • "No-knob" radio: the future of Warfighter communications'

    Jan 27, 2010

    The Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center's Software Defined Radio lab will work with the Navy Research Lab to transfer previous development done on the Joint Tactical Radio System to the GNU Radio's open source, free software environment.

  • Families Support Deployed Soldiers: Family Members Join Together to Walk the Distance to Iraq/Afghan

    Jan 27, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- An estimated 1,200 to 1,500 spouses, Family Members, Soldiers and others kicked off their "Walk/Run to Iraq/Afghanistan and Back" with a spirited display of love and support for 3rd ID Warriors defending America in those countries.

  • Cobra Gold 2010 Humanitarian-Civic Assistance Projects

    Jan 27, 2010

    Cobra Gold 10 continues to build and strengthen U.S. and Thai Army relations to support future man-made or natural disaster contingency operations and regional security and humanitarian situations. Each year Cobra Gold offers the U.S. Army and participating nations unmatched opportunities for bi-lateral interoperability. Currently U.S. and Thai troops are working together to complete construction on five engineering civil assistance projects and seven medical civil assistance projects.

  • February 2010

    Jan 27, 2010

    U.S. Soldiers perform a variety of tasks, helping people in Africa.

  • Volunteers honored at Stewart-Hunter

    Jan 27, 2010

    Nearly half of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's 1,400 volunteers were recognized in formal receptions held at Club Stewart, Jan. 19 and Hunter Club, Jan. 20. Brigadier General Jeffrey E. Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear, spoke at each reception, welcoming the volunteers and thanking them for their selfless service. After quoting Mahatma Gandhi's famous words, "Be the change you want to see in the world," he congratulated Stewart volunteers for "being the change they wanted to see by giving" of themselves, which he said made them "fully-functioning human beings."

  • Explosive detection team train at Stewart furniture store

    Jan 27, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga </B>-- Sergeant Terry Young and his partner, Staff Sgt. Wero, have a dangerous job, which makes their training all the more important for both of them. The two make up an explosive detection team, consisting of dog and dog handler assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 385th Military Police Battalion. Their skills as a team were tested during a training exercise conducted in Fort Stewart's Furniture Store warehouse, Jan. 21.

  • Army extends Comprehensive Soldier Fitness to families

    Jan 27, 2010

    Resilience assessment and training is now available online for family members of Soldiers.

  • 3rd ID Honors Fallen at Warriors Walk

    Jan 27, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The cold, constant rain and the sky's gray clouds seemed fitting for the somber tree dedication ceremony at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk, Jan. 21. Family Members, friends and comrades gathered on a soggy Cottrell Field, huddled under several tents in the pouring rain, to commemorate and honor the memory of three fallen Soldiers.

  • Winter Driving School

    Jan 27, 2010

    SHARIKI, Japan--Capt. Kirby Atwell, commander, 3rd Detachment, 1st Space Brigade, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command dicusses differences between driving in the United States and in Japan after completing a Japan Air Self Defense Force hosted winter driving course, here, Jan. 26th. The class was conducted from Jan. 20-29, and about 200 JASDF members and about 80 of Atwell's command took part.

  • Congressional staff members suit up for day of Soldiering with 4th IBCT

    Jan 27, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga--Georgia congressional staff members got a taste of the Army life during a visit to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Jan. 21. Jerr Rosenbaum and Norah Jones, chief of staff and senior policy advisor for U.S. Representative Jack Kingston, suited up at Small Arms Range Delta for a lesson in Soldiering hosted by the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

  • 3rd ID Soldier to join 2010 Soldier Show

    Jan 27, 2010

    <b>CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq -<b> "I have been playing the piano since I was eight, nine, ten years old. But I realized I wanted to be a performer when I saw the Michael Jackson 'Billie Jean' video while I was in middle school," said Sgt. Kevin Cherry, a saxophonist and singer with the 3rd Infantry Division Band. Unbeknownst to Sgt. Cherry, that initial intrigue with the "King of Pop" would place him among top performers in the U.S. Army. Since seeing that music video, Sgt. Cherry has had many experiences in the musical world. While attending Grambling State University, in Louisiana, he was the sole male member of the Orchesis Dance Company, a dance troupe that performed at football halftime shows.

  • Donkey promoted

    Jan 27, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Big Deuce, donkey mascot of the 2-2nd Field Artillery Battalion, was promoted to sergeant first class in the same ceremony in which the battalion received a replacement for Cpl. Short Round, the donkey's sidekick who died last month. The goat was donated by Danielle Patton, 11-year-old daughter of Lt. Col. Scott and Tami Patton, who helped birth the goat and bottle fed him since then. The goat was donated because of his solid red color.

  • Exceptional Leaders Worthy of Battlefield Promotion

    Jan 27, 2010

    Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq - For Soldiers in the rank of sergeant or below who are deemed to be of the utmost caliber by their brigade commander and brigade command sergeant major, certain requirements to earn the rank of sergeant or staff sergeant can be waived under the battlefield promotion program. Battlefield promotions remove many of the standard requirements for promotions and instead impose their own specific requirements and restrictions.

  • 10th Trans Co deploys to Haiti for humanitarian mission

    Jan 27, 2010

    HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga.-- As Soldiers across Fort Stewart prepare for deployments supporting Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, the 10th Transportation Company, 3rd Infantry Division embarked on a different mission. More than 150 Soldiers deployed to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response., Jan. 23. The unit will join military members across all five services in providing humanitarian relief efforts to the survivors of the earthquake-ravaged nation.

  • JLTV Prototype Builds Underway

    Jan 27, 2010

    The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV Technology Development phase industry teams have begun to build government prototypes, engineering an unprecedented blend of mobility, payload capacity and survivability -- building a light tactical vehicle that will withstand IED attacks, drive quickly through diverse terrain and transport beneath a CH-47 or CH-53 helicopter.

  • 'Little shop' of bargains bountiful boon to community

    Jan 27, 2010

    The thrill a shopper gets from finding a bargain is probably akin to the adrenaline rush felt by hunters cornering prey. Walking out with a well-made purchase can give shoppers a heady feeling of success and accomplishment. Like a bloodhound after a scent, good clearance sale shoppers scour stores looking for the items they're after. On Fort Polk, one of the best places to find gently used items at economical prices is the Thrift Shop. This post staple has recently moved from its old location across from the Main Post Exchange on Colorado Avenue. to Alabama Avenue. The Thrift Shop, which takes cash or checks only, is now housed in bldg 2531, in the last barracks building on the right.

  • Forum shares best practices, advice on reducing stress on Soldiers, families

    Jan 27, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch opened a three-day conference of 1,200 Army morale, welfare and recreation employees in Louisville, Ky., by summing up the importance of MWR teams to families.

  • Controlled burns success, keep housing safe

    Jan 27, 2010

    Throughout December and January, Fort Polk's Directorate of Public Works Natural Resources Management Branch, forestry section, has conducted prescribed burns of forested areas on Fort Polk, including several areas adjacent to Family housing. The operation is expected to continue through February. Burning the forested areas within housing areas is necessary to reduce the amount of fuel (leaf litter and pine needles) that has accumulated over time. This minimizes the possibility of a dangerous wildfire. Burning also reduces the amount of underbrush and increases visibility. Better visibility means a safer neighborhood for all residents.

  • Spur ride proves 'nice, stressful' event for 3-89 Cav Soldiers

    Jan 27, 2010

    Attempting to join the Order of the Spur, 89 Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division participated in a traditional "Spur Ride," Jan. 7-8. The Order of the Spur is a time-honored tradition for cavalry scouts, said Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Semerena, squadron command sergeant major for 3-89 Cav.

  • Fort Polk barracks renovations enhance Soldiers' lives

    Jan 27, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - At the forefront of Fort Polk's Directorate of Public Works mission is the Barracks Modernization Program. Renovations to aging barracks are expected to increase the lifespan and improve the quality of life for unaccompanied enlisted personnel. However, Fort Polk's version of the Barracks Modernization is slightly different than the rest of the Army.

  • Combat advisors learn to spot IED signs

    Jan 27, 2010

    Fortunately, a misstep was only part of a training exercise on the dismounted IED lane conducted Jan. 9 by Company A, 4th Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade, to familiarize combat advisor teams with the threats they'll face on their impending deployments. The dismounted IED lane on North Fort Polk completes a full day of IED-defeat instruction as part of the 60-day training cycle for combat advisors conducted by the 162nd Infantry Brigade. Most of the teams will serve as advisors for local national forces like the Afghan National Army or Iraqi police in combat zones.

  • 7,000 miles doesn't keep Soldier from child's birth

    Jan 27, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Despite his deployment in Afghanistan, Maj. Robert Cannaday was able to witness the birth of his child 7,000 miles away by using the Skype Internet calling network.

  • Air Cav flies mission west

    Jan 27, 2010

  • U.S. KFOR commander tells local media 'positive changes' are coming

    Jan 27, 2010

    FERIZAJ/UROSEVAC and GJILAN/GNJILANE, Kosovo - Brig. Gen. Al Dohrmann, commander of KFOR's Multi-National Task Force-East, on Tuesday, told local press clubs in Ferizaj/Urosevac and Gjilan/Gnjilane that the improved security situation in the area is directly related to positive changes that the people and institution in Kosovo are making every day. Dohrmann, Bismarck, N.D., a member of the North Dakota Army National Guard, cited recent municipal elections in Kosovo, and the fact there was no need for KFOR assistance of any kind, as growing proof that Kosovo is headed in the right direction. The elections were successfully run by institutions in Kosovo and the post-election issues have been handled in a democratic manner, he said, all signs that citizens in Kosovo are embracing change.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers graduate Warrior Leader Course

    Jan 27, 2010

    Fort Drum community members gathered Jan. 20 to honor graduates of the Warrior Leader Course, which teaches troops the skills required to lead, train, fight and accomplish the mission as noncommissioned officers.

  • 'Houn Dawgs' finding IEDs in Afghanistan

    Jan 27, 2010

    Missouri's "Houn Dawgs" of the 203rd Engineer Battalion are sniffing out improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan and rendering them harmless.

  • U.S. forces, Iraqi leaders work on water treatment facility to support residents, businesses

    Jan 27, 2010

    BAGHDAD - The National Chemical Plastic Industry water treatment facility held an essential services conference with civic leaders of the surrounding mahalas, a member of the Baghdad Provincial Council, a Karada District Council member and a representative of the Baghdad Water Authority in Zafaranya on Jan. 18 to acknowledge their successful cooperation.

  • Detroit Arsenal educates workforce on strategic initiatives

    Jan 27, 2010

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. - The U.S. Army Garrison Detroit Arsenal incorporates revolutionary leadership practices to foster an environment for performance excellence and organizational improvement.

  • 1st BCT Soldiers fire TOW missiles

    Jan 27, 2010

    With a squeeze of the trigger, a slight puff of white smoke and a shattering boom, the Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wire-guided missile thrusts to speeds of nearly 250 feet per second before demolishing its target down range. Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team's Company D, 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, launched the TOW on Jan. 20 for the first time in years.

  • Battalion cases colors, readies for deployment

    Jan 27, 2010

    Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, are packed and ready for their deployment to Afghanistan, and, as part of that readiness, they participated in a casing of the colors ceremony Jan. 21.

  • Iraqi Air Force control aircraft traffic alongside U.S. counterparts

    Jan 27, 2010

    CAMP TAJI - As aircraft pour in and out of the Taji flight line, a flurry of Iraqi and American accents can be heard directing the flow of traffic over the airwaves.

  • Wiesbaden breaks ground for new USAREUR Command and Battle Center

    Jan 27, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With transformation changing the face of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, groundbreakings are becoming an almost routine occurrence. After launching projects to build a new Army lodging facility, Wiesbaden Entertainment Center and a host of other quality-of-life enhancements, the latest major construction effort to officially start will eventually see the relocation of U.S. Army Europe Headquarters from Heidelberg's Campbell Barracks to Wiesbaden Army Airfield.

  • First lady announces family program budget boost

    Jan 27, 2010

    President Barack Obama's fiscal 2011 budget request calls for a record $8.8 billion for military family support programs, First Lady Michelle Obama told military spouses Tuesday at Bolling Air Force Base.

  • Pay, medical, family issues highlight budget request

    Jan 27, 2010

    Recognizing the nation's responsibility to support its men and women in uniform and their families, President Barack Obama will request increased funding for military pay, housing allowances, family support programs and care for wounded warriors.

  • Strength in Diversity: Soldier says adversity in Communist Poland led to Army gold

    Jan 27, 2010

    Who would have guessed the descendant of a Polish slave laborer, during World War II, would one day grow-up to become an officer in the U.S. Army'

  • USACE People: Architect takes aim during firearms training

    Jan 26, 2010

    Civilians on forward support team train on firearms to better protect themselves in case of emergency situations while they are deployed.

  • Hooah Fitness Challenge kicks off on Casey

    Jan 26, 2010

    USAG CASEY, South Korea - Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation began their Hooah Fitness Challenge between 10 a.m. and noon in Carey Fitness Center on U.S. Army garrison Casey Jan. 23 with more than 200 Soldiers, Civilians and Family members in attendance.

  • Brothers serve together on Casey

    Jan 26, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON - Sgt. 1st Class Lorenza Ross, C Company 302nd Brigade Support Battalion treatment platoon sergeant, and Sgt. Horace Alan Ross, E Company 302nd Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of fuel and supply, are so close to each other many people do not realize they are related, but assume they are good friends.

  • Insurance Law Update: Driving in Korea

    Jan 26, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Many Soldiers who drive in Korea purchase the minimum required auto insurance coverage.

  • Warrior Country spouses learn beauty salon secrets

    Jan 26, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - In an attempt to promote a sense of independence and to cope with the lack of beauty salons in Area I, Warrior Country wives spent the day at the Red Cloud Pear Blossom Cottage for a class called "All about your hair" Jan. 20.

  • Soldiers play new Call of Duty game in BOSS tourney

    Jan 26, 2010

    CAMP STANLEY, Republic of Korea - The U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers invited all video gamers to play the latest edition of the popular Call of Duty Game, Modern Warfare 2 in their inaugural Modern Warfare 2 tournament Jan. 23 at the Camp Stanley Community Activity Center.

  • U.S., ROK train side by side in simulated exercise

    Jan 26, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - 'Manchus' from 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, trained alongside with some very special guests at the Close Combat Tactical Trainer facility on USAG-Casey.

  • Upcoming Events

    Jan 26, 2010

  • Franks recommends streamlining disability evaluations

    Jan 26, 2010

    Retired Gen. Frederick Franks Jr. says to streamline the medical evaluation board process by eliminating "dual" disability ratings.

  • Army Readiness Division (ODR)

    Jan 26, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Army Readiness Division is a component of Army's Operations, Readiness and Mobilization Directorate (G-3/5/7). The division facilitates reporting of all Army units to provide Army's status in an accurate readiness picture for prioritization and resourcing decisions. The division incorporates Department of Defense and Joint Staff requirements into its readiness reporting and serves as Army's proponent for reporting policy and procedures. Additionally, the division manages the readiness reporting authoritative database for operational Army organizations, the Defense Readiness Reporting System - Army database; and the division drafts, staffs and submits Army readiness information to Congress, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff.

  • Third Army/U.S. Army Central tackles H1N1 during information exchange with Uzbekistan

    Jan 26, 2010

    Third Army's most recent theatre security cooperation event addressed an important issue in the global community, the H1N1 virus. The exchange was organized after Lt. Gen. William G. Webster, Third Army Commanding General, met with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Defense in the fall of 2009. As a direct result of that meeting, an immediate need was determine for an exchange of information between the two countries on the H1N1 pandemic. Webster directed Third Army to organize the event and his Soldiers quickly took the task on. Using lessons learned from its own experience with the virus, Third Army held the three day exchange with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health and Ministry of Defense in early January.

  • Joint Patrol with the 52nd Iraqi Army

    Jan 26, 2010

    Soldiers of the 52nd Iraqi Army Brigade and members of Military Transition Team 5214 (Bandits) conduct a joint patrol of the 52nd Iraqi Army's operational area.

  • Iraqis controlling air traffic alongside U.S. counterparts

    Jan 26, 2010

    As aircraft pour in and out of the Taji flight line, a flurry of Iraqi and American accents can be heard directing the flow of traffic over the airwaves.

  • Fort Huachuca support of DoD aerostat test

    Jan 26, 2010

    Fort Huachuca is supporting the Department of Defense in evaluating advanced capabilities to increase intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and force protection capabilities in the contemporary operating environment

  • Commander Will Lead MP Company She Served In As A Specialist Back to Iraq

    Jan 26, 2010

    The last time she was in Iraq, Tara Dawe was Spec. Dawe in the New York Army National Guard's 442nd Military Police Company. When she returns later this year, as the 442nd deploys for a second time, she'll be Captain Dawe, the company's commander.

  • H1N1, Seasonal Flu and You

    Jan 26, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - We've noticed a bit of warmer weather lately, lots of rain and generally people are starting to think about spring. This doesn't mean that the flu season has left us behind. In fact, January 10 to16, marked National Immunization Week and the general campaign not only focused on recommended immunizations, but also on H1N1 and seasonal flu.

  • University of Delaware, RDECOM enter into partnership

    Jan 26, 2010

    NEWARK, Delaware - The University of Delaware and the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command entered into a formal partnership in a campus ceremony Tuesday Jan. 26.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT scientist part of program team nominated for JHPSSL award

    Jan 26, 2010

    Dr. Brian Strickland, chief scientist, directed energy applications, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, has been recognized by Aviation Week magazine as a part of the Army/High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office Joint High-Power Solid State Laser program team selected as a finalist for the 2009 Aviation Week magazine's Laureate Award in the Information Technology/Electronics category.

  • Registration deadline nears for Bataan Memorial Death March

    Jan 26, 2010

    Registration deadlines are fast approaching for participation in the March 21, 2010 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • General views weapon system testing at Yuma Proving Ground

    Jan 26, 2010

    Documents, briefings and videos are useful, but there is no substitute for viewing conditions on the ground, up close and personal.

  • Counter-attack System Brings Soldiers, Sailors Together

    Jan 26, 2010

    The counter-rocket, artillery and mortar system brings Navy and Army personnel together, as they work to ensure the safety of the service members at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Staff Sgt. Jonas A. Moody

    Jan 26, 2010

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Staff Sgt. Jonas A. Moody

  • Education, training central focus of Town Hall

    Jan 26, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, commanding general of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT), hosted a town hall meeting at the Bob Jones Auditorium in the Sparkman Center on Jan. 21 that focused on workforce education and training amongst other topics.

  • Guidance on National Defense Authorization Act retirement changes announced

    Jan 26, 2010

    A Benefits Administration Letter was issued on Jan. 12 from the Office of Personnel Management providing general guidance concerning the benefits under the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Employees' Retirement System.

  • Army Reserve readies only aviation brigade for deployment to Haiti

    Jan 26, 2010

    The only Army Reserve aviation brigade, the 244th Aviation Brigade, has geared up to deploy troops and equipment to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response.

  • CALL publishes Company Intelligence Support Team Handbook

    Jan 26, 2010

    The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas has just released CALL publication 10-20, Company Intelligence Support Team Handbook. This handbook will assist leaders understand the mission and purpose of Company Intelligence Support Teams and better utilize these teams.

  • Transportation training facility receives railcars

    Jan 26, 2010

    Some important Transportation Corps assets have arrived at Fort Lee. Three railcars, equipment that will become part of the Multi-Mode Load Training site currently under construction, made their way to Fort Lee last week.

  • Rodeo Brings Excitement to Soldiers

    Jan 26, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - It may have been a rodeo, but there were no clowns - only Soldiers. The 1483rd Transportation Company, 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), held a truck rodeo on Dec. 29, in the company's motor pool on Camp Taji, Iraq.

  • Fort Campbell unit purifies water for "car wash" at FOB Warhorse

    Jan 26, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARHORSE, Iraq - The 102nd Quartermaster Company, 80th Ordnance Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), produced over 150,000 gallons of potable water in August for the 25th Brigade Support Battalion to clean their equipment for redeployment.

  • It's not always work, work, work...

    Jan 26, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers from the 716th Quartermaster Company, 80th Ordnance Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), of out Jersey City, N.J., have found time to relieve some stress, and play some football.

  • Quartermasters complete 'Operation Clean Sweep' at Iraq site

    Jan 26, 2010

    An Army Reserve unit out of Ardmore, Okla., completed Operation Clean Sweep Jan. 14, at Contingency Operating Location Normandy, Iraq.

  • Mobile Container Inspection Team works to ensure shipping containers' seaworthiness

    Jan 26, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION NORMANDY, Iraq - As the U.S. prepares for the upcoming drawdown of troops and equipment from Iraq, its service members work together to make positive the footprint it leaves behind.

  • Mission prep

    Jan 26, 2010

    Photo release showing a noncommissioned officer conducting pre-combat inspections in southern Iraq's Basra province

  • West Point grad, family bring new meaning to word service

    Jan 26, 2010

    As the eldest of six children, Capt. Kate Gowel always felt a desire to lead. She first led the way into the military -- a path all five of her siblings soon followed -- and later led the way in her career as a military lawyer.

  • Pulling his weight

    Jan 26, 2010

    Photo release showing a United States Division-South noncommissioned officer conducting physical training while downrange.

  • United through reading

    Jan 26, 2010

    Photo release of Soldier reading to his child via the USO's "United Through Reading" program from Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq.

  • Tax Season Overseas: U.S. citizens may need to file foreign bank account with IRS

    Jan 26, 2010

    The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants United States citizens living and working overseas to know they must file a "Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts" form with the Treasury Department by June 30th if the aggregate value of their foreign accounts exceeded $10,000 at any time during the previous calendar year.

  • Guard responds to winter storms

    Nov 18, 2011

    The National Guard responded to severe weather in the Dakotas and Arizona Jan. 25.

  • Army South deploys additional Soldiers, civilians to Haiti

    Jan 25, 2010

    In an ongoing effort to aid earthquake victims in Haiti, additional U.S. Army South Soldiers and civilians deployed Jan. 23 to the devastated Caribbean nation as part of Joint Task Force Haiti and Operation Unified Response.

  • 'I Feel Amazing Inside As Well As Outside'

    Jan 25, 2010

    REDSTONE ARENAL, Ala. -- Kathy Stephens' head was spinning. It was the summer of 2001, and standing in the aisles of Walmart, the 305 pounds she carried on her 5-foot-2 frame had finally become too much. "I was too heavy," Stephens said. "I just asked God to help get this weight off of me. That was my red light moment."

  • Third Army Soldiers send aid to Haitian relief effort

    Jan 25, 2010

    During a time when turning on the television brings images of a country so torn apart by a recent earthquake that the true devastation is still unknown, the Soldiers of Third Army/U.S. Army Central are doing their part in hopes of bringing aid.

  • Census Numbers Count In Federal Funding

    Jan 25, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Redstone commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles joined other local officials in signing a resolution Jan. 11 in support of Census 2010 and the increased funding it could bring.

  • Buses Deliver After-School Care On Post

    Jan 25, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With several hours between the time school ends and work ends, many parents seek out after-school programs for their children. Child Youth and School Services offers parents another choice for after-school care, including pickup at some area schools. "We physically started doing the busing program in September," Andre Terry, Child Youth and School Services division chief, said. "The first bus arrived in October and the last one came in November." Five 15-passenger buses now travel the weekday routes to pick kids up at their school and deliver them to the Myra Garriott School Age Services building or the Youth Services Center next door, depending upon their age.

  • Theater of War

    Jan 25, 2010

  • Ceremony celebrates life of fallen Guard officer

    Jan 25, 2010

    The life of a New York National Guard Officer, killed in Tikrit in 2005, was celebrated by his family and friends Friday, Jan. 22, at the high school he once taught at. Phil Taylor and his wife Lisa, of the American Fallen Soldier Project, presented a custom portrait of 1st Lt. Lou Allen to his wife Barbara and sons Trevor, Collin, Sean and Jeremy, at a special program held at George F. Baker High School here. A copy of the painting will be displayed at the school.

  • Old Guard twins enlist for 'two more'

    Jan 25, 2010

    When Baron and Braulio Fulp graduated from high school in 2002 they both knew what they wanted to do: become military policemen.

  • Let The Army Music Play On

    Jan 25, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL -- The sound of construction near Gate 10 will give way to the tunes of an Army band by next year. The Army Materiel Command Band is moving to Redstone Arsenal from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., as part of base realignment and closure. The move is planned from this November through March 2011. Community members attended a groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 12 for the 40-member band's new facility on Patton Road just north of Heiser Hall. Construction of the 16,082-square-foot building is expected to be completed by January. The contract was awarded to Dyson Construction Company from Decatur for $4.383 million.

  • Pomeroy unloads cargo in Charleston

    Jan 25, 2010

    The USNS Pomeroy is a Military Sealift Command ship used for the Army Prepositioned Stocks program. The APS program is managed by the Army Sustainment Command. The Pomeroy contains six levels and 393,000 square feet of space, capable of storing everything from tracked and wheeled vehicles to small arms to Meals, Ready to Eat, and maintain them in technical manual 10/20 standards. The Pomeroy, a large, medium-speed, roll on/roll off (LMSR) ship, stopped at the Army Strategic Logistics Activity --Charleston to unload its cargo and leave for necessary maintenance. APS ships normally take on cargo and go out to sea, waiting in specified locations for 24-30 months or until their cargo is needed for an emergency contingency.

  • "ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK"

    Jan 25, 2010

    The "Red Bull" Arrives!

  • Point of View

    Jan 25, 2010

  • Soldiers teach ISF advanced marksmanship skills

    Jan 25, 2010

    Members of the Iraqi Army and Federal Police got hands-on rifle training from the best in the business at Contingency Operating Station Cashe South during a six-day advanced marksmanship training course.

  • VA to begin recovery of Post-9/11 GI Bill advance payments

    Jan 25, 2010

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is beginning the process of recovering advance payments made available during the fall 2009 semester to servicemembers who applied for education benefits.

  • Hard work pays off, employee claims quarterly award

    Jan 25, 2010

    A Tobyhanna Army Depot sheet metal mechanic earned a depot-level award for his ability to meet or exceed production schedules, embrace continuous improvement and apply 25 years of experience to meet customer requirements.

  • Tobyhanna technicians begin new joint radio mission

    Jan 25, 2010

    Technicians in Tobyhanna Army Depot's Ground Radio Branch have completed the first-ever depot repair of new radio systems.

  • Scholarships for Military Children

    Jan 25, 2010

  • 2010 census: especially important to military families

    Jan 25, 2010

    With about $400 billion a year in federal funds at stake, the 2010 census may prove especially important for the thousands of Army families who have relocated since 2000 as a result of Base Realignment and Closure, said a 2010 census media specialist.

  • PSCC tests HAZMAT packaging for private industry

    Jan 25, 2010

    LOGSA's packaging center recently worked with private industry to test the hazardous material (HAZMAT) packaging used to ship the Hellfire Missile.

  • Global support: Technicians refresh tri-service medical computers

    Jan 25, 2010

    The expansion of an existing partnership between Tobyhanna and the Tri-care Infrastructure Management Program Office (TIMPO) has resulted in additional workload.

  • Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS)

    Jan 25, 2010

  • New Mission: Missile warning System

    Jan 25, 2010

    Employees recently completed the first phase of a two-phase program to test and repair components of a system that is replacing the AN/ALQ-144 Countermeasure System.

  • Jan. 24: On the ground in Haiti with an Army public affairs NCO

    Jan 25, 2010

    A Soldier describes his experience in Haiti

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