Archive: Jan 2010

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  • Wounded Warrior transitions to civilian workforce at SIAD

    Jan 25, 2010

    AW2 Program helped Soldier complete resumes that lead to his transitioning into the federal workforce.

  • Western Region to launch Virtual Behavioral Health Program

    Jan 25, 2010

    The Virtual Behavioral Health Pilot Program (VBHP) was first introduced in Hawaii at Tripler Army Medical Center in November 2009. It is part of a comprehensive program designed to augment services during the Deployment Cycle Support process to ensure that all Soldiers receive behavioral health screenings. In Hawaii, Soldiers assigned to a battalion-sized unit at Schofield Barracks were among the first in the Army to participate in the program.

  • Iraqi Bedouins seek role in secure future

    Jan 25, 2010

    While sitting under a handmade tent, leaders of the U.S. and Iraqi Armies met near Basrah, Iraq, Jan. 14, with local Bedouin Shaykhs who call this desert home.

  • Army's One Source

    Jan 25, 2010

  • Air cavalry conducts hoist training in Iraq

    Jan 25, 2010

    From the ground, it appears a daunting prospect -- being hoisted 75 feet in the air to a hovering UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. In the face of an emergency medical situation, especially when there is no clear area for aircraft to land, the task becomes a necessity.

  • Power to the people, and to the courthouse

    Jan 25, 2010

    ABU GHRAIB, Iraq - A courthouse should be a place where the law is upheld and enforced at all times, but with only a few hours of electricity to last the entire work day, the judicial system in Iraq has been rather limited. Local and Iraqi Army leaders joined U.S. Army officials from 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Jan. 25 to pass judgment on the issue when they cut the ribbon for a new solar powered battery system at the Abu Ghraib Supreme Court Justice Center Courthouse.

  • Vice president visits with 4-2 SBCT

    Jan 25, 2010

    Vice President of the United States Joe Biden met with members of 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, "Raiders" and other deployed service members and civilians Jan. 23 as part of his visit this week to Iraq.

  • Make a movie, save a life, win $2,000

    Jan 25, 2010

    Prizes totaling nearly $4,000 are still up for grabs as the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competion heads into the final months.

  • Covenant continues to provide for Army children

    Jan 25, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The goal of the Army Family Covenant is clear-cut - take care of not only Soldiers, but also Families who have endured eight years of hardships as troops deployed downrange numerous times.

  • Army takes over from Marines in Al Anbar

    Jan 25, 2010

    The first major indicator of the responsible drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq occurred in Ramadi Jan. 23 when II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) transferred authority of Iraq's largest province to 1st Armored Division.

  • Air Cav, Iraqi Air Force maintain partnership with joint flight

    Jan 25, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Military leaders are hoping the presence of an Iraqi aircraft and a U.S. aircraft flying side-by-side will send a positive message to the Iraqi population, again. AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots from 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division - Center, flew a second joint mission Jan. 20 with UH-1 Iroquois helicopter pilots from 2nd Squadron of the Iraqi Air Force.

  • Fort Lee Transportation Training Facility Receives Railcars

    Jan 25, 2010

    Three railcars, equipment that will become part of the Multi-Mode Load Training site currently under construction, made their way to Fort Lee Jan. 11.

  • BRAC will move HQ TRADOC to a joint base

    Jan 25, 2010

    As U.S. Training and Doctrine Command prepares to move to the future Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Fort Eustis invited local media to discuss joining with Langley Air Force Base and the official name change date Jan. 31.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - January 2010 - Construction Photos

    Jan 25, 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.

  • Huachuca's leaders tailor Army Family Covenant to Families

    Jan 25, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. It's been more two years since Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army, signed the Army Family Covenant, and Army leadership is now focusing more on what the Covenant means to their installation, rather than what it means to the Army overall. "It is hard for anyone to define [the Army Family Covenant] because every post is different and every need is different," explains Col. Timothy Faulkner, Garrison Commander. "What we need to do is explain what it means to Fort Huachuca and what does it mean to me, at Huachuca'"

  • 95th MP Bn. holds colors casing ceremony

    Jan 25, 2010

    The colors casing ceremony for the 95th Military Police Battalion at the Sports Arena on Sullivan Barracks, Mannheim, Jan. 21, marked its third deployment in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.

  • Making Time Count: In Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Jan 25, 2010

  • Unit activated on Fort Huachuca: 309th Military Intelligence Brigade welcomes Company B

    Jan 25, 2010

    A new company was activated on Fort Huachuca Jan. 14 during a ceremony at Warrior/Sentinel Field. Company B was stood up and will fall under the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade. The new company is commanded by Capt. Christopher Collins. 1st Sergeant Joe Dimaggio is the company first sergeant. Soldiers assigned to the company consist of those attending advanced individual training for the military occupational specialty of translator/interpreter, which is classified as 09L. The school is being relocated here from the east coast.

  • Denying the enemy through friendship

    Jan 25, 2010

    Story of 1-377 FA Soldiers, part of United States Division-South, patrol a market in southern Iraq to make friends in order to help lower the amount of mortar attacks on Contingency Operating Base Basra

  • Brothers in arms

    Jan 25, 2010

    Story highlights the Hohmann brothers of Sheboygan, Wis., who have now both been deployed with separate elements of the 1st Infantry Division to Iraq.

  • 2-12th FAR helps IA sustain checkpoints Battery 'Assault' remains present

    Jan 25, 2010

    Cars were searched and identification requested by Iraqi Army Soldiers who are well on their way to standing on their own. Soldiers from the 12th Field Artillery Regiment ensure that standards are met when Iraqi Army Soldiers manage traffic control checkpoints and serve as watchmen for the northeastern Baghdad area.

  • Getting his learn on

    Jan 25, 2010

    Photo release of Soldier pursuing degree while deployed to southern Iraq.

  • Air Cav conducts hoist training to prepare for emergencies

    Jan 25, 2010

    From the ground, it appears a daunting prospect - being hoisted 75 feet in the air to a hovering UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. In the face of an emergency medical situation, especially when there is no clear area for aircraft to land, the task becomes a necessity. These were some of the conditions medevac crew chiefs from 1st Air Cavalry Brigade faced when they undertook hoist training Jan. 21. Training with hoists is not common in Iraq due to mostly flat surfaces which makes the opportunity to use the hoist valuable, said Chief Warrant Officer Brian Rinck, from Hillsboro, Ore., a standardizations pilot for 1st ACB, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-Center.

  • Transportation unit slated to transfer vehicles to composite company

    Jan 25, 2010

  • Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - January 2010 - Construction Photos

    Jan 25, 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.

  • Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Educational Assistance

    Jan 25, 2010

  • Robinson Barracks gets infused with new life

    Jan 25, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Twenty years ago, Robinson Barracks was the crown jewel of what was dubbed the Greater Stuttgart Military Community - 17 caserns dotted across an area the size of Rhode Island, with more than 32,000 personnel.

  • MLK Jr. Day inspires community to serve

    Jan 25, 2010

    Forty-one years ago, a man had a dream that different kinds of people could live together in peace. On Jan. 12, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart community members honored this man not only by remembering his life, but by living out his dream.

  • Army Secretary directs Fort Hood accountability review

    Jan 25, 2010

    The Army will conduct a review to determine if leaders were negligent in their supervision of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, Defense Department officials announced last week.

  • Stuttgart's Robinson Barracks continues to transition

    Jan 25, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Robinson Barracks, named after World War II Medal of Honor recipient 1st Lt. James E. Robinson, Jr., has undergone various changes throughout the years.

  • Job fair helps injured Soldiers

    Jan 25, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Healing is a warrior in transition's mission. After 18 months of therapy and treatment, Staff Sgt. Tyrone C. Basnight, assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit in Kaiserslautern, has accomplished that mission and is about to transition to civilian life.

  • New construction nears completion on Panzer, Kelley

    Jan 25, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Last year was a year of breaking ground, but this is a year of cutting ribbons.

  • Tennessee National Guard 'maintains' northern Iraq aviation mission

    Jan 25, 2010

    They don't attract much public attention, and they're far less visible than the pilots and aircraft they support. But their mission is no less important. In fact, without them, those pilots wouldn't be able to fly their helicopters. They are the maintenance Soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard's Troop F, "Titans," 1st Squadron, 230th Air Cavalry Squadron, Task Force Wings. They handle all aviation intermediate maintenance for the 1/230th ACS, operating in northern Iraq from Forward Operating Bases Sykes, Warrior and Diamondback.

  • Eighth U.S. Army CG hosts annual holiday reception

    Jan 25, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Korean and U.S. military leaders from around the Korean Peninsula attended the 8th U.S. Army Holiday Reception at the Hartell House Jan. 23.

  • CSA visits Egypt

    Jan 25, 2010

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the US Army, visited Egypt to met with senior local military leaders, tour various military facilities and visit American Soldiers.

  • U.S. and Malawi medics share experiences, ideas during medical operations workshop

    Jan 24, 2010

    Medical staff from the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) participated in a three-day medical workshop with soldiers from U.S. Army Africa, January 20-22, 2010, at Kamuzu Barracks in Lilongwe, Malawi.

  • Shaping the Force

    Jan 24, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Shaping the Army Reserve Force is building the right force to meet the challenges of the future; the needs of the Army and the nation; and the needs of our Soldiers, their families and their employers. It is a focused strategy of proper balance and force sustainment.

  • Casey BOSS begins New Year with ski trip

    Jan 24, 2010

    USAG RED CLOUD, Republic of Korea - The Red Cloud Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers kicked off the New Year with a two-day ski trip.

  • Troop Medical Center begins renovation

    Jan 24, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - With the swinging of hammers and the drilling of drills the Troop Medical Center on Casey kicked off its renovation to rearrange its space to include many new services and space for new equipment the morning of Jan. 15. The renovation will cost $4 million and will transform it to a Family Health Clinic, which will serve active duty Soldiers, their Family members, retirees and beneficiaries. Expected changes with this renovation will be an area dedicated to pediatric and Family care needs, an electronic pharmacy notification system, baby changing stations, a more efficient front desk area, handicap friendly bathrooms, new furniture, and an expanded immunization clinic. The renovation is expected to be finished in October.

  • Warriors remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 24, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division praise the changes and growth the nation has gone through because of one man and his dream during a Martin Luther King Jr. observance celebration Jan. 15 in the 2ID Commanding General's mess hall.

  • Korean students learn English on Casey

    Jan 24, 2010

    USAG CASEY, Republic of Korea - Soldiers from the 1-15 Field Artillery, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division welcomed children from various schools in the Dongducheon City community as they came to learn more English and learn about American culture during the Dream English Camp Jan. 8 held on USAG-Casey.

  • Strategic Planning conference fills gap

    Jan 24, 2010

    The USAG-Red Cloud Strategic Planning Off-Site was held Jan. 11-13 at the Uijeongbu Grand Hotel for Area 1 directors and special staff and 2nd Infantry Division commanders. On the second day, Pamela Robinson, guest speaker, consultant and trainer, had personnel break down into quality management board working groups : readiness, well being, optimizing resources and safe and secure. (left to right) Readiness group: Brent Abare, USAG-Casey deputy commander; Doug Atwater, director, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security; Lou Scott, director, Directorate of Logistics and Cho. Yangh, acting director, Directorate of Public Works, develop key processes, performance objectives and measures to ensure relevance to and linkage with strategic objectives for command and control; services and programs to support training and readiness and maintain and improve installation infrastructure.

  • Casey Town Hall answers concerns

    Jan 24, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Red Cloud garrison directorates and their representatives came together with Soldiers, Family members and Civilians Jan. 14 in the Casey Warrior's Club to discuss progress about Warrior Country schools, child development centers, and other services as well as concerns and questions about the quality of service and changes being made in Area I.

  • Casey over Red Cloud 46-45 in 33 men's basketball

    Jan 24, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - The Warrior Country men's basketball league for males 33 years old and up named their winner Jan. 15 as the USAG-Casey team defeats the USAG-RC "Old School" team 46-45 in the USAG-Casey Carey Fitness Center.

  • Stryker commander takes SWT flight

    Jan 24, 2010

    Series of pictures depicting Col. Harry Tunnell IV, commander of the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, preparing for and departing on an aerial recon of the Kandahar region, Afghanistan, with members of the 82nd Airborne's Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • U.S. Army K9 team ends yearlong duty in Kosovo

    Jan 24, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Members of Camp Bondsteel's military police K9 team are ready to return home after spending a year here, providing force protection on and off base. Staff Sgt. Carlos Paniagua, Sgt. Tyler Leopold and Spc. Bryan Skipper are all active duty U.S. Army military working dog handlers, who deployed to Kosovo to serve on a NATO peace-support mission working for KFOR 12 Multi-National Task Force-East. Paniagua, 615th Military Police Co., Grafewoehr, Germany, has been the kennel non-commissioned officer in charge (NCOIC) for their team. The three outgoing K9 handlers received Army Achievement Medals from Col. Bob Fode, deputy commander for Multi-National Task Force-East, and Command Sgt. Major Jack Cripe Jr., command sergeant major for Multi-National Task Force-East, for their deployment and exceptional work supporting Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, during a final farewell, going-away ceremony January 21, the night before they flew back to Germany.

  • Stryker Public Affairs and Afghan Media connect

    Jan 24, 2010

  • Mentors aid in optimizing wounded warrior experience

    Jan 24, 2010

    Operation Proper Exit made its third successful trip to Iraq and back and is gearing up to return a fourth time with a new group of injured veterans, along with one Soldier who participated in the most recent trip, Dec. 28 to Jan. 3. The program began in Iraq in the summer of 2009, sponsored by the Troops First Foundation based in Laurel, Md., and is designed to bring injured combat veterans back to the places they were wounded in an effort to help them gain emotional closure brought on from their injuries. One important part of the program is the military mentor, said Richard Kell, Troops First Foundation executive director. He added that the military mentor is the most significant structural change to the program since its inception.

  • Puerto Rico headquarters of KFOR 13 gets first look at Kosovo

    Jan 24, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - U.S. Army Col. Victor Torres led about a dozen Soldiers from the Puerto Rico-based 92nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) on a recent visit here. It was the Soldiers' first look at what eventually will be their duty station when they take over NATO peacekeeping responsibilities later this year from the North Dakota-based 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade of KFOR 12 (Kosovo Forces)

  • Vice President Biden visits Soldiers in Iraq

    Jan 24, 2010

    Taking time out of his busy schedule of meeting with Iraqi government officials and U.S. military leaders, Biden made a stop at the Raider Inn Dining Facility during dinner, to chat with troops and pose for photos.

  • Historic transfer of authority says goodbye to Marines as Army takes lead in Al Anbar

    Jan 23, 2010

    The first major indicator of the responsible drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq occurred in Ramadi Jan. 23 when II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) transferred authority of Iraq's largest province to 1st Armored Division.

  • Night Landing in Iraq

    Jan 23, 2010

    Vice President Joe Biden lands onto Camp Liberty where he visited troops during his latest visit to Iraq.

  • 'Cold Steel' welcomes New Year with a bang

    Jan 23, 2010

    C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a Tank Table 6 gunnery in early January.

  • Fort Irwin Red Cross station hosts volunteer drive

    Jan 23, 2010

    Fort Irwin Red Cross station hosted a volunteer drive at the post exchange Jan. 16. The station has also fielded questions from the Fort Irwin community concerning donations.

  • TF Wings' 'Clean Sweep' nets more than $40 million in supplies

    Jan 23, 2010

    Task Force Wings identified and returned more than $40 million of excess equipment as part of the Armywide initiative termed Operation "Clean Sweep." Each of the task force's units participated from their respective locations across United States Division - North.

  • Haiti native heads home to help

    Jan 23, 2010

    Sgt. Maj. Jean Chouloute was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and lived in Saint-Marc until he was about 11 years old. Although Chouloute moved away, he still has Family living in Port-au-Prince and like the rest of the world, the events that have unfolded in Haiti have held his rapt attention. For the last five months, Chouloute has served as the command sergeant major for the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command Joint Operations Center, responsible for the health and welfare of everyone who works there. Aca,!A..Aca,!A..

  • Humanitarian support a family affair for Fort Bragg Soldiers

    Jan 23, 2010

    For many of Fort Bragg's Soldiers, being able to assist in the global humanitarian support effort to Haiti brings with it a sense of pride. Now that feeling has been magnified for two Fort Bragg officers as Family members have also gotten into the act.

  • International Fellows visit Corps, Bragg

    Jan 23, 2010

    The Army War College's International Fellows Program made a special visit to the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg to get a better understanding of how the U.S. Army handles training and preparing its Soldiers for battle, Jan. 10 through 12.

  • Army unit partnership soars on Taji flight line

    Jan 23, 2010

    A sea of unit patches hovered around a Shadow unmanned aerial system, readying it for flight. Soldiers from several different units who had come together here to make the mission in Iraq a success with shared workloads and equipment, responsibilities, and experience.

  • Haitian American Soldier reacts to homeland disaster

    Jan 23, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - When Sgt. Marinez Cadet saw news reports of a massive earthquake in Haiti Jan. 12, she immediately ran to the phone. "I heard it on TV and called my dad to make sure everyone was OK," said Cadet, a mail clerk with the 547th Transportation Company, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment, 155th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary).

  • American Forces Network access to be expanded in theater

    Jan 23, 2010

    United States Forces - Iraq is beginning a new initiative to standardize the American Forces Network's broadcasting capabilities on all enduring bases in theater.

  • Camp Adder area Soldiers visit local shaykhs, pump houses

    Jan 23, 2010

    CAMP ADDER, Iraq - Soldiers with the 546th Maintenance Company and the 36th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) met with local leaders Jan. 18 and visited the four pump stations along the Euphrates River that provide water to Camp Adder and Camp Cedar II, Iraq.

  • Adder area leaders meet, discuss US, Iraqi relations

    Jan 23, 2010

    CAMP ADDER, Iraq - The 36th Sustainment Brigade and Shaykh Uday Aber Fahed Al Shrshap, of the Bdure Tribe, hosted a key leader engagement Jan. 20 at Al Shrshap's home to strengthen the relationship between U.S. forces and the local population

  • Country singers entertain at Camp Adder

    Jan 23, 2010

    CAMP ADDER, Iraq - Country singers Kellie Pickler, Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser performed a concert Jan. 17 as part of a United Service Organizations tour at memorial hall at Camp Adder, Iraq.

  • Army passes in review for Air Force chief

    Jan 22, 2010

    The new commander of Air Force District of Washington, Maj. Gen. Darrell D. Jones, is shown some of what the Army has and does as Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst entertains him and members of his staff at Fort Myer and Arlington National Cemetery Friday.

  • Ross Perot visits Fort Benning

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - American businessman and former two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot visited Fort Benning troops Friday.

  • Robertson Blood Center honors donors and organizations

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas (ASBP, January 20, 2010) - On Thursday, January 20, 2010, the Robertson Blood Center held the annual Blood Donor Recognition Ceremony, honoring dozens of top donors, organizations, and supporters on Fort Hood. January is National Blood Donor Month and ceremonies are held each year to recognize the efforts of those whose donations mean that troops and their families have the supply of blood they need.

  • Bidding 'aloha' to long-time 25 ID Soldier

    Jan 22, 2010

    The 25th Infantry Division bids farewell to the long-time 25th Inf. Div. command sergeant major for G3 operations, Sgt. Maj. Julian Padilla.

  • Army Astronaut posts first live tweet from space

    Jan 22, 2010

    Astronauts aboard the International Space Station received a special software upgrade this week - personal access to the Internet and the World Wide Web via the ultimate wireless connection.

  • 25 ID Special Troops Battalion Changes Command

    Jan 22, 2010

    Hundreds of supporters for both Lt. Col. Paul D. Romagnoli, the incoming 25th STB commander, and Lt. Col. Eric J. Angeli, the outgoing battalion commander, attended the battalion change of command ceremony on Sills Field at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Jan. 19.

  • Liberian soldier recalls time of turmoil in his homeland

    Jan 22, 2010

    Armed Forces of Liberia Staff Sgt. Raymond Mulbah, currently attending the Army Logistics University, was 16 when a civil war broke out in his country that lasted more than 15 years and resulted in more than 200,000 deaths. Through his experiences, hard work ethic and a number of great mentors, Mulbah has been able to advance from a private to staff sergeant in less than two years. This impressive feat makes him a respected noncommissioned officer in the supply and logistics section of his army.

  • Schofield spouse conquers world of power lifting

    Jan 22, 2010

    Jonna "JoJo" Ocampo is a military spouse and a three-time Team USA gold medalist in powerlifting. Standing only five feet tall and weighing 105 pounds, Ocampo was ranked sixth in the world for her weight class at the Open World Powerlifting Championships in New Delhi, India, in Nov. 2009.

  • Soldiers making a difference as teachers

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - If there's one thing most troops have in common with teachers, it's the desire to serve others. It's also the same quality that makes them a desirable asset to schools.

  • 'Tropic Lightning Division' recognizes All-American football players

    Jan 22, 2010

    25th Infantry Division Command Sergeant Maor, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota presented each player with a Certificate of Achievement and a 25th Inf. Div. football jersey on behalf of Maj. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., the division commanding general, and his "Tropic Lightning" Soldiers. The U.S. Army marked its 10th anniversary of sponsoring the event, which showcases the talents of top high school athletes across the nation in an East vs. West bowl game.

  • Fort Lewis emerges as force for sustainability

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - The ambitious goals set by Fort Lewis have made it a regional leader in the quest for sustainable communities.

  • 'Wagonmasters' deliver school supplies to Iraqi children

    Jan 22, 2010

    JEDELLAH SOFLA, Iraq - Members of the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), delivered boxes of school supplies to Iraqi children Jan. 20 in Jedellah Sofla, a small village near Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Iraq.

  • Ceremony to mark historic day

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - Joint Base Lewis-McChord will become reality with the February 1 garrison uncasing of colors.

  • "Wagonmasters" celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Jan 22, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Hundreds of Soldiers filled the Morale, Welfare and Recreation center here Jan. 18 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with an observance hosted by the 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary).

  • U.S. returns more of airport to Iraqis

    Jan 22, 2010

    The eventual drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq means the handoff of various facilities all over the country.

  • Keri Noble visits Q-West

    Jan 22, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Detroit native and Pop singer Keri Noble sang at the Morale Welfare and Recreation center here Jan. 16 as part of her two-week Iraq tour entertaining troops.

  • Fort Benning spends about $1 million annually to safeguard endangered birds

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - In the scientific world, it goes by the name Picoides borealis. But this is not your average bird, post officials said.

  • 'Warrior' Soldiers re-enlist aboard historic WWII battleship

    Jan 22, 2010

    Fifteen Soldiers currently serving with the 2nd "Warrior" Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division vowed to continue their service to the U.S. military aboard the historic EX-USS Missouri (BB-63), during a multi-service re-enlistment ceremony, Jan. 7.

  • 'Operation Christmas Aloha' Charity Receives Thanks

    Jan 22, 2010

    Several local community members, volunteers and their families gathered at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Jan. 6, by invitation of the leaders of the 25th Infantry Division to show appreciation for their recent participation and devotion of time, funds, and gifts which helped to make "Operation Christmas Aloha" a success.

  • Wadsworth: Move from Fort Knox a 'great new chapter in history of Armor School'

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning's Maneuver Center of Excellence has received its first Armor School Soldier.

  • Standardized rifle marksmanship program could go Armywide

    Jan 22, 2010

    An advanced rifle marksmanship concept developed at Fort Benning, Ga., based on "lessons learned" in Iraq and Afghanistan might be instituted across all Army training centers later this year.

  • 25 ID: a year in review

    Jan 22, 2010

    During its deployment, 25ID was the headquarters of MND-North and led more than 23,000 service members and civilians of Task Force Lightning in a full spectrum of operations in Iraq's seven northern-most provinces, an area nearly the size of Ohio. The mission included improving the governance and economics of the region while improving relationships between ethnic groups in one of the most diverse regions in Iraq.

  • 25th ID says 'Aloha' to departing general

    Jan 22, 2010

    Whether bringing ethnic groups to the bargaining table in Iraq, or Soldiers and community members to the beaches on Oahu where he liked to surf, Brig. Gen. Robert B. Brown, the 25th Infantry Division deputy commanding general for support, is known for building lasting relationships.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' comes home

    Jan 22, 2010

    Soldiers returning from Iraq, family members and guests attended a redeployment ceremony at Sills Field, here, Nov. 19, to commemorate the return of more than 4,500 Tropic Lightning Soldiers serving with the 25th ID and other Hawaii-based supporting units with whom they deployed. The ceremony honored Soldiers from the 25th ID Headquarters, the 25th Special Troops Battalion (STB), the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) "Bronco," and other units that participated in the division's effort.

  • Armed Services Blood Program at Fort Bragg supports humanitarian relief efforts

    Jan 22, 2010

    The Armed Services Blood Program, is helping support the humanitarian mission in Haiti by supplying Navy ships assisting with relief efforts with red cells and blood product. The Fort Bragg Donor Center is collecting blood to help support the ASBP's mission. So far, the ASBP has provided units of liquid red cells to the USNS Comfort to augment their inventory of 346 units of frozen red cells.

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

    Jan 22, 2010

    Third Army welcomed senior leaders from the Royal Saudi Land Forces and U.S. Military Training Mission Land Forces Division for a concept development conference at Fort McPherson, Ga. Jan 18-22, 2010. During the week-long event, participants planned for two military exercises scheduled to occur in Saudi Arabia in April 2010 and early 2011.

  • Guard installations named environmental award winners

    Jan 22, 2010

    Three Army National Guard installations will receive Secretary of the Army awards for their environmental and sustainability program achievements during fiscal year 2009, the Army announced Jan. 15.

  • Fort McCoy Lean Six Sigma project streamlines process for scheduling training

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy's long-standing Annual Training Conference, formerly known as the "Pre-Camp Conference," has been eliminated. This is the result of one of Fort McCoy's Lean Six Sigma projects, which was recently completed. There were various reasons for eliminating the conference. The procedure of how units decide where to train has changed over the years, said Steve Shanks, the Chief of the Training Division for the Fort McCoy Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS). Previously, many units in the local geographic area would choose Fort McCoy for their extended combat training location. As times changed, these units became part of large training exercises, and the training location decision was no longer made at the unit level. To ensure necessary coordination and communication between customers and Fort McCoy personnel, training-exercise-specific conferences are conducted by exercise planners at locations convenient to all parties. Fort McCoy provides customer-specific support as necessary.

  • Army chapels raising funds for Haiti relief

    Jan 22, 2010

    Across the Army, Soldiers and families are donating funds to the Haiti relief effort by passing the collection basket during chapel services.

  • Army Unit Partnership Soars on Taji Flight Line

    Jan 22, 2010

  • Post-level athletics part of long sports legacy

    Jan 22, 2010

    Fort Bragg has always been a haven for producing some of the Army's top athletes. Throughout history and on any given All-Army sports team, there has always been an athlete or two who represented the Home of the Airborne. Recently, since the start of the Global War on Terror, many Army posts, to include Fort Bragg, have disbanded their post-level sports team to focus on providing healthy manpower to current combat operations. I understand, sir. But what about those Soldiers who redeploy' Why can't they continue to represent the communities that they so love by expending athletic energy with the goal of bringing home the big trophies'

  • U.S. Turns Over Training of Iraqi Federal

    Jan 22, 2010

    Iraqi instructors are now exclusively teaching a four-phase Iraqi Federal Police training course at Contingency Operating Station Cashe South in Iraq. The training program is designed to improve police combat and leadership skills.

  • ARNORTH CG visits 167th TSC

    Jan 22, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III, commanding general, U.S. Army North, met with Maj. Gen. A.C. Blalock, adjutant general, Alabama National Guard, and Maj. Gen. Joe Harkey, commanding general, 167th Theater Sustainment Command, Jan. 20

  • Fort Bragg hospital trains to assist sexual assault victims

    Jan 22, 2010

    Womack Army Medical Center leads the way for patients who may be victims of sexual assault. WAMC is the only Army medical center that offers a comprehensive program for victims of sexual assault, according to Col. (Dr.) Frank Christopher, chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at WAMC.

  • 3rd ESC to deploy, provide logistics expertise in Haiti

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) will deploy to Haiti in support of relief efforts stemming from a 7.0 magnitude earthquake which struck the country on Jan. 12. The command will form the nucleus of Joint Logistics Task Force - Haiti and deploy by air to provide its logistics expertise to the relief effort in Haiti.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates life, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 22, 2010

    Not long after the XVIII Airborne Corps' annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance began Jan. 14 with a moment of silence for the people of Haiti, students from Albritton Jr. High School Drama Club recited excerpts of poems by Countee Cullen, Gwendolyn Brooks, Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou, among others.

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