Archive: Jan 2010

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  • Training the trainers

    Jan 21, 2010

    January 21, 2010. FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The Benyaurd Pool was the test site of an Aquatic Rehabilitation Program last week to train trainers to provide aquatic rehabilitation program. Mary Wykle, professor of physical education at Northern Virginia Community College conducted pilot programs at Fort Lewis, Washington, Fort Eustis, Va., and Fort Belvoir. "We are met at each Fort by overly enthusiastic Soldiers who end up being surprised at the workout the water provides and how good they feel after each session, " Wykle said. The workouts equal the exercise a Soldier would receive in their main training program and are being conducted with the approval of the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army.

  • Trust, foundation to trainer-working dog partnership

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Iraq - Sergeant 1st Class Canto, a Patrol/Explosive Detection Dog, sits at the feet of his handler, Staff Sgt. Larry Chartier, and waits for his command.

  • President nominates LEED expert as Army I&E assistant secretary

    Jan 21, 2010

    President Obama Wednesday announced his intentions to nominate Katherine G. Hammack as assistant secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment.

  • TRICARE University Provides Online Benefit Education

    Jan 21, 2010

    If you're new to the military and eager to learn about the TRICARE Program or if you are a beneficiary and want to learn about your health care benefits and know the latest changes, TRICARE University is the place to go. TRICARE University offers free online courses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year at www.tricare.mil/tricareu. The courses can be taken anytime and you can learn at your own pace. This is your health benefit plan and beneficiaries should learn about their options and their TRICARE benefit. Three different online courses are available.

  • Army traditions unite deployed brothers

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq -Two Task Force Marne Soldiers, currently deployed to northern Iraq, got an opportunity, Jan. 8, to experience the best of both worlds - the love and support of their battle buddies, as well as a rare moment to be with a Family Member while deployed.

  • Fort Detrick community commerates life, legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Jan 21, 2010

    The Rev. Dr. Goodwin Douglas speaks to the assembled crowd during Fort Detrick's Jan 14. luncheon honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. titled "Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off."

  • Friends, Family Honor Fallen Rangers

    Jan 21, 2010

    <b> HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD </b> - The names of the three fallen heroes from the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment echoed clearly during roll call as the afternoon sun faded in the Rangers' memorial courtyard on Hunter Army Airfield, Jan. 14.

  • USACE completes auto hobby shop for Air Force community in Turkey

    Jan 21, 2010

    Corps of Engineers Europe District managed construction on project to improve the quality of life for warfighters at Incirlik Air Base.

  • Fort Detrick Soldiers deploy to support Haiti relief

    Jan 21, 2010

    Soldiers from Fort Detrick's 6th Medical Logistics Management Center deployed Sunday to Miami to augment the U.S. Southern Command headquarters as medical logistics planners for Operation Unified Response, the U.S. military's humanitarian mission to assist the victims of last week's earthquake in Haiti.

  • CERDEC team encourages future scientists

    Jan 21, 2010

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center at Fort Monmouth, N.J. hosted local students Nov. 24 for a laboratory tour. The tour is part of the Army's ongoing effort to promote science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Study investigates sit-ups vs. core strengthening during APFT

    Jan 21, 2010

    A joint team of physical therapists at the Army Medical Department Center & School, Fort Sam Houston, in partnership with the University of Florida began a study aimed at the prevention of low back pain and determining whether a core-strengthening exercise program during training might decrease low back injuries.

  • Army Chorus shows fine blend, and a countertenor

    Jan 21, 2010

    The U. S. Army Chorus and Orchestra with Duain Wolfe, conductor, and David Daniels, countertenor who is known for his superlative artistry, magnetic stage presence and a voice of singular warmth and surpassing beauty, which have helped him redefine his voice category for the modern public. Duain Wolfe is in his 15th season as director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, having been appointed to the position by Daniel Barenboim in the spring of 1994.

  • Anniston Army Depot Web site gets new design

    Jan 21, 2010

    Anniston Army Depot has launched a newly designed public Web site. On Jan. 13, the Directorate of Information Management replaced the years-old home page with a new one, which is the handy work of information technology specialist Nick Thomas.

  • TMDE Anniston supports depot, others

    Jan 21, 2010

    More than 10,000 items flow into Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Support Center, Anniston, also known as TMDE, each year from Anniston Army Depot, but those items are mere drops in the bucket compared to the workload of this depot tenant.

  • AMC's DAELP takes part in ANAD Lean events

    Jan 21, 2010

    When it comes to Lean manufacturing, it is not uncommon here to have multiple events during a week's time. However, the depot held a Lean marathon the week of Dec. 7 with work teams composed of not just employees of Anniston Army Depot-the weeklong "Leanathon" included the leadership from sister depots and arsenals throughout AMC.

  • Anniston Army Depot raises $600K for charities

    Jan 21, 2010

    Ginger Coleman, Anniston Army Depot chairperson of the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign, and the CFC executive committee are proud to announce Anniston Army Depot's total contributions exceeded the goal.

  • CG's aide leaves big boots to fill

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- After several years holding a job normally held by an officer, Sgt. 1st Class Sylvester Taylor said he has learned a lot in his time as aide-de-camp to two Fort Jackson commanders.

  • SSI school plays major role in GFEBS

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson is a critical part of the Army's new and revolutionary Web-based business system called the General Fund Enterprise Business System. Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) Robert Hale visited Fort Jackson's Soldier Support Institute last week to get an update on GFEBS and see first-hand how the system operates.

  • Schools aim to increase test scores

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- While Fort Jackson elementary school students enjoyed a four-day weekend to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, their teachers remained busy in their classrooms. Aside from preparing report cards and attending training workshops, teachers and staff laid out goals to update the schools' plan of action for improving math and reading levels among their students.

  • New shooting range hits the mark

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- People looking to sharpen their weapons skills or just have some fun now have a new shooting range available to them at Fort Jackson.

  • Installation chaplain to retire

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For almost three years, Chaplain (Col.) Henry Haynes, Fort Jackson's installation chaplain, has been overseeing 37 weekly worship services and numerous religious education programs.

  • Help for Haiti: Local Red Cross offers Soldiers resources

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For more than a week, the world has watched as Haiti begins its recovery in the wake of a devastating earthquake. Here at Fort Jackson, on-post leaders are doing what they can to keep any Soldiers with family members affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake informed.

  • The Army Partnership for Youth Success Program

    Jan 21, 2010

  • Camp Wright Soldier keeps eye on mission, ear to Haiti

    Jan 21, 2010

    U.S. Army Spc. Franck Joseph is a genial man with an easy smile and hearty laugh, who is well-liked by his peers and praised by his leaders. Joseph is a Haitian-born, Jamaican-raised Soldier with Echo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, serving at the Camp Wright Forward Armament and Refueling Point. His unit is responsible for fueling and arming helicopters supporting battlespace owners and maneuver elements within Task Force-Mountain WarriorAca,!a,,cs area of operations.

  • Early morning aftershock shakes Haiti

    Jan 21, 2010

    An aftershock, magnitude 6.1, struck Haiti early Wednesday morning. According to reports it was centered about 35 miles northwest of the capital city of Port-au-Prince. U.S. Soldiers stationed there reported there was no apparent damage from the quake that only lasted a few seconds.

  • Aviators answer Afghan teacher's call for help

    Jan 21, 2010

    Sgt. Matthew West said he didn't know what to think when a rock came flying at him while guarding his Black Hawk helicopter at a landing zone on Camp Kiwi in central Afghanistan's Bamyan province.

  • Evaluations matter, Fort Hood panel says

    Jan 21, 2010

    Leaders must take action when servicemembers display indicators of committing violence against their comrades, the co-chairs of a review panel appointed to assess the causes of the Fort Hood shootings said Wednesday.

  • "I have a dream" Soldiers celebrate legacy of civil rights pioneer

    Jan 21, 2010

    During the struggle for equality in the 1960s, one man rose to become the leader and face of the civil rights movement. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of America's moral architects, was cut down in his prime by an assassin's bullet in 1968. In commemoration of his birthday and to celebrate his legacy, Soldiers from U.S. Division-Center around Victory Base Complex gathered Jan. 18 for a birthday observance.

  • Time of Transition

    Jan 21, 2010

    Multi-National Task Force-East is entering challenging times. Plans have recently been announced that will change the overall structure and size of KFOR military forces in Kosovo. These changes will affect every country currently contributing a military force in Kosovo.

  • USACE breaks ground on new youth center in Brussels

    Jan 21, 2010

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - New construction is becoming a common sight for the U.S. Army Garrison Brussels and its students. Soon, the community will now see another new facility under construction on the Sterrebeek Annex grounds.

  • From Many, One

    Jan 21, 2010

    "E pluribus unum" - a Latin quote, that, I feel represents Multi-National Task Force-East. "From many, one," An accurate description after the experiences we have shared over the past months. We learned about this mission long before we hit boots on the ground, in late October. We started working and learning together during pre-mobilization training.

  • Embrace the Challenges

    Jan 21, 2010

    The soldiers of my Battalion, Task Force Defender, have been operating in sector for nearly 90 days now, relationships have been developed with key leaders throughout Kosovo, patrol schedules have been established, and everyone seems to have found their "Battle Rhythm". This acclimation has not only taken place in my Battalion, but rather throughout Multi-National Task Force East (MNTF-E) and while we have only been in Kosovo a short time, I believe we have much to be proud of. MNTF-E has had a stellar safety record, few discipline issues, and has successfully executed all assigned missions. These things don't just happen. They are a result leaders and soldiers working together with common purpose.

  • Leaders of Tomorrow

    Jan 21, 2010

    At the start of this deployment, I encouraged all Soldiers to set goals for themselves, goals that they can continue after the Kosovo mission. It is clear from my vantage point that Soldiers are setting themselves up for success by taking college classes here and on the Internet. College courses taken online, or working with local communities here, are all opportunities to improve yourself and prepare you for today's deployment environment and the Guard mission at home.

  • Leaders of Tomorrow

    Jan 21, 2010

    At the start of this deployment, I encouraged all Soldiers to set goals for themselves, goals that they can continue after the Kosovo mission. It is clear from my vantage point that Soldiers are setting themselves up for success by taking college classes here and on the Internet. College courses taken online, or working with local communities here, are all opportunities to improve yourself and prepare you for today's deployment environment and the Guard mission at home.

  • Warrior Families Pioneer Transformation

    Jan 21, 2010

    Soldiers and their Families undertake the challenges and rewards of expanded command sponsored assignment opportunities in South Korea.

  • Sulu Residents Celebrate New Road and School in Kagay

    Jan 21, 2010

    SULU, Philippines-Armed Forces of the Philippines Joint Task Force Comet and Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines turned over an elementary school and the Kagay-Langpas road to local government officials in a ceremony at Barangay (community) Kagay Jan. 14.

  • Air Cav honors U.S. civil rights leader with observance

    Jan 21, 2010

    The legacy and memory of Martin Luther King Jr., was recognized by 1st Air Cavalry Brigade at the Taji Ministry Center Jan. 18 with an observance in honor of the civil rights leader who died in 1968.

  • Zafaranya Essential Services Conference

    Jan 21, 2010

    The National Chemical Plastic Industry water treatment facility held an essential services conference with the civic leaders of the surrounding mahalas. The purpose of the conference was to show the progress of the renovation and inform the local leaders of the benefits that the facility, which was initially funded by U.S. forces, will bring to the surrounding area through increased drinking water and support to local businesses.

  • USACE, USAREUR break ground on command, battle center

    Jan 21, 2010

    The consolidated operation center will allow USAREUR command staff to oversee operations anywhere in Europe ...

  • Educators, City Officials and JSOTF-P Dedicate Birthing Clinic

    Jan 21, 2010

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines- Representatives from Mein College, government officials and members of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines gathered to celebrate the dedication of Mein Gentle Births, a maternity and birthing center in Zamboanga City Jan. 14.

  • Army bringing high-tech help to Haiti earthquake relief effort

    Aug 4, 2011

    The Army's PEO-EIS has called upon its technological expertise to help with relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti by setting up a disaster-information Web site, ensuring satellite communications reach damaged areas and making contingency arrangements to deploy additional units if called upon.

  • African Americans in the U.S. Army - Related Links

    Feb 19, 2014

  • Record crowds cause unrest at distribution point

    Jan 20, 2010

    You could hear the crowd before you could see it. From the top of the hill that serves as a landing zone for disaster relief here, the crowd looked massive, the largest yet at this U.S. military relief point. It spanned the base of the hill, stretching into the wooded areas to the east and west and sprawled deep into the survivor camp to the north. The calls and cries and dust from the crowd rose into the air as the desperation hit a high.

  • USACE People: San Francisco District planning chief honored by professional association

    Jan 20, 2010

    Tom Kendall is American Society of Civil Engineers 2009 Government Civil Engineer of the Year, thanks to his lifelong interest in the dynamics of ocean and shore - the essence of coastal engineering.

  • Presidio Rainbow parts the clouds

    Jan 20, 2010

    After two days of heavy rains and winds, a rainbow parts the clouds for Presidio residents.

  • Corps of Engineers works with stakeholders to protect Humboldt Bay wildlife

    Jan 20, 2010

    San Francisco District authorizes project to protect wildlife in Humboldt Bay and wetlands. ....

  • Corps of Engineers adds new pump station, pipeline in San Ramon, Calif.

    Jan 20, 2010

    The article discusses the San Ramon Valley Recycled Water Project. Engineers from the Corps of Engineers, San Francisco have recently completed the construction of a new pump station and pipeline in San Ramon, Calif.

  • Seven Soldiers make Team USA for Olympic Winter Games

    Jan 20, 2010

    Seven current and former members of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program have earned spots on Team USA for the XXI Olympic Winter Games, scheduled for Feb. 12-28 in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

  • National Training Center hosts Canadian Task Force rotations before deployment

    Jan 20, 2010

    This news feature promotes the partnership between the U.S and Canadian Armies. The U.S. Army's NTC is hosting for the first time a brigade-size force from a coalition partner in the war in Afghanistan.

  • Liberian soldier recounts experiences during civil war

    Jan 20, 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.

  • Soldiers give all to ensure dignified transfers at Dover

    Jan 20, 2010

    Each week, a squad of Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) is set aside from the typical ceremonial tasking to take upon itself a most difficult honor. These Soldiers are on call, 24 hours a day, weekday or weekend, to receive the remains of America's fallen heroes at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del.

  • Personald friend of Dr. King speaks at observance held in his honor

    Jan 20, 2010

    Andrew Jackson White was a personal friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He spoke at Fort Lee Jan. 14 in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

  • Combined Federal Campaign reaches target at Meade

    Jan 20, 2010

    FORT MEADE, Md. - After four months, Fort Meade's annual charity drive has come to a close after surpassing its goal of raising $350,000.

  • Go, Gray, Go!

    Jan 20, 2010

    A civilian (Air Force veteran) who ran his first marathon.

  • Fallen Heroes Project on display at Arlington Cemetery

    Jan 20, 2010

    The Fallen Heroes Project by portrait artist Michael G. Reagan is now on display at the Arlington National Cemetery visitors center.

  • Seven WCAP Soldiers, alums make Team USA for Olympic Winter Games

    Jan 20, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. Aca,!" Seven current and former members of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program have earned spots on Team USA for the XXI Olympic Winter Games, scheduled for Feb. 12-28 in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

  • WLC evolves with warfighting Army

    Jan 20, 2010

    Morning reveille at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Hawaii does more than signal the start of a new day around the school house, it heralds a change of procedures at the school, keeping pace with today's Army.

  • FORT BRAGG UNITS TO DEPLOY IN SUPPORT OF HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS IN HAITI

    Jan 20, 2010

    As of early Tuesday, Fort Bragg Soldiers have distributed more than 197,520 meals and more than 28,834 gallons of bottled water to Haitian citizens in the wake of last week's catastrophic earthquake, which has brought massive destruction and death to the small island country.

  • Hawaii Army community honors MLK observance

    Jan 20, 2010

    Soldiers and family members paid special tribute to the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a special observance Jan. 13 at the Sgt. Smith Theater here.

  • Forward Observers Get Hands on Training

    Jan 20, 2010

  • America's Contingency Corps drops supplies to assist Haiti

    Jan 20, 2010

    On Monday afternoon, 38 pallets containing much needed supplies landed via parachute onto designated drop zones in Haiti. These supplies, packed for air delivery by riggers from the 11th Quartermaster Company, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, were part of the continuing effort to provide humanitarian aid to the areas devastated by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the country Jan. 12.

  • Forward Observers Get Hands on Training

    Jan 20, 2010

    75th Fires Brigade in cooperation with the 75th Ranger Regiment, 1st ANGLICO, 1-6 CAV and Air Force conduct Operation Diamond Overlord. A training exercise that involved over a thousand service members to include artillery, multiple launch rocket systems, rotary and fixed wing fires assets.

  • Spur Ride introduces Soldiers to time-honored Cavalry tradition

    Jan 20, 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.

  • 3rd ID Soldier tapped to deploy to Haiti because of language skills

    Jan 20, 2010

    Spc. Jean-Denis Simprevil was elated when asked to serve with the 82nd Airborne Division as a translator in its military relief efforts in Haiti within the next few weeks.

  • The "Rules of Ranging"

    Jan 20, 2010

    "...the enemy, who had here drawn up in form of a half-moon with a design, as we supposed, to surround us, saluted us with a volley of 200 shot at the distance of about five yards...."

  • Soldiers deploy by sea to assist in Haiti

    Jan 20, 2010

    Three Landing Craft Utility vessels from the 97th Transportation Company (Heavy Boat), 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade have been diverted from a training mission off the coast of Florida to Haiti to support the relief effort.

  • Sustainers deploy in support of Haiti

    Jan 20, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Between Jan. 15-17, liaison teams from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) deployed to Haiti, Fort Bragg and U.S. Southern Command in support of relief efforts stemming from the devastation caused by an earthquake on Jan. 12

  • U.S. turns over training of Iraqi Federal Police

    Jan 20, 2010

    A four-phase training course for Iraqi Federal Police has now converted to being taught completely by Iraqi instructors.

  • West Virginia brothers serve in Iraq as brothers in arms

    Jan 20, 2010

    During a deployment, Soldiers have a battle buddy who acts as a brother or sister of sorts; a fellow Soldier who is expected to do anything to protect their comrade; someone who is there to help their friend endure hardships.

  • Division medical officers follow 'Hawkeye's' steps

    Jan 20, 2010

    Lt. Col. Henry Blake wasn't available for an in-brief or a complimentary glass of bourbon, but around a dozen 2nd Infantry Division medical officers toured the site of the last Korean mobile army surgical hospital during an officer professional development event conducted Dec. 17.

  • Division medical officers follow 'Hawkeye's' steps

    Jan 20, 2010

    Lt. Col. Henry Blake wasn't available for an in-brief or a complimentary glass of bourbon, but around a dozen 2nd Infantry Division medical officers toured the site of the last Korean mobile army surgical hospital during an officer professional development event conducted Dec. 17.

  • U.S., Iraqi surgeons share knowledge

    Jan 20, 2010

    Iraqi and U.S. military surgeons attended a joint medical conference at Al-Muthana Military Hospital Jan. 18 that was designed to enhance Iraqi medical skills. The Iraqi-led conference allows U.S. military surgeons opportunities to teach their Iraqi counterparts how to better treat combat trauma, while also teaching them other life-saving skills. It was the third such conference in an ongoing series.

  • U.S. KFOR Soldiers commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Jan 20, 2010

    20100118-A-6816G-039 Cpl. Emanuel Stephens claps along with the Camp Bondsteel Gospel Choir during their performance for a ceremony on Jan. 18. The ceremony commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 20100118-A-6816G-074 Members of the Good Glory gospel quartet perform songs alongside members of Camp Bondsteel Gospel Choir Jan. 18 as part of events to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 20100118-A-7756F-011: Chaplain Maj. Maury Millican speaks during a Martin Luther King Program on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

  • Picatinny employee named Army Materiel Command's small business specialist of the year

    Jan 20, 2010

  • Presidio of Monterey Crisis Action Team manages storm incident

    Jan 20, 2010

    The Presidio of Monterey Crisis Action Team (CAT) was activated after strong winds and rain uprooted a tree which fell onto power lines, disabling at least two-thirds of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center schools Jan. 19.

  • Officer to coach Soldiers in N.Y. boxing qualifier

    Jan 20, 2010

  • U.S. Soldiers Teach ISF Advanced Marksmanship Skills at Cashe

    Jan 20, 2010

  • Europe students 'jazz' to the beat of an American art form

    Jan 20, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Snapping fingers, tapping toes, clapping hands on "2" and "4" - 36 students from 12 high schools across Europe kept that back-beat for a week of "All That Jazz."

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Nelda H. Reynolds

    Jan 20, 2010

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Nelda H. Reynolds

  • Regular Work Day at DLIFLC

    Jan 20, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - As of 5:15 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20 is a regular work day for the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and the Presidio of Monterey.

  • NCOs look back on their year

    Jan 20, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was a year of persistent conflict and startling statistics on suicide. It was a year of guest speakers, recognitions and calls for strong leadership.A,A It was another year of sacrifice. It was the Army's Year of the NCO.

  • Hilltop Theater brings dramatic arts back to Baumholder

    Jan 20, 2010

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - "It's a wrap" is yelled over the buzz of drills and hammers, the scent of fresh paint and sawdust in the air. A,A The 15-year wait is over. Baumholder now has a community theater.

  • Marching to remember the lifework of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 20, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It wasn't snapping canine jaws, billy clubs or high pressure hoses. But the bone-chilling cold in the pre-dawn darkness greeting community members on a commemorative Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march was a small reminder of the hardships encountered by civil rights marchers in the United States half a century ago.

  • UAV operator brings smiles to Soldiers through magic skills

    Jan 20, 2010

    By day, he works magic controlling unmanned aerial vehicles, helping keep ground patrols safe with protection from the skies. At night, he works magic of a different sort - making coins disappear and cards appear out of nowhere, bringing smiles wherever he performs his arsenal of magic tricks. The art of magic has been a lifetime passion for Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Allan, from Marysvale, Utah, and a UAV technician for Quick Reaction Capability 1, attached to 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division - Center. He became fascinated with magic as a youngster.

  • 3rd Bn., 405th AFSB supports humanitarian relief efforts to Haiti

    Jan 20, 2010

    The 405th Army Field Support Brigade completed operations Jan. 18 in support of U.S. Agency for International Development emergency relief efforts in Haiti.

  • Hall of remembrance opens at Fort Hood

    Jan 20, 2010

    The survivor outreach services center on Fort Hood officially opened the Hall of Remembrance Jan. 11 to honor all those affiliated with Fort Hood and surrounding Texas communities who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation.

  • Army aid flows to Haiti from halfway around the world

    Jan 20, 2010

    When disaster struck Haiti, relief and humanitarian agencies around the world quickly looked to see if they could locate ways to provide a clean water supply among other basic life necessities.

  • Providers conduct advanced anti-terrorism training

    Jan 20, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers with the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participated in anti-terrorism level two training at the education center Jan. 10 to Jan. 15 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Mississippi Guardsmen become pen pals with hometown grade-schoolers

    Jan 19, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Mississippi Army National Guardsmen at Contingency Operating Location Q-West participated in a unique pen-pal activity with hometown elementary school kids in December and January.

  • MLK 5K

    Jan 19, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Soldiers, led by noncommissioned officers and guidons, take off running on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 5K run Jan. 16 at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Iraq. "The NCOs ran today to show appreciation to Dr. King and all he's done for society," said Command Sgt. Maj. Nathaniel Bartee Sr., the 15th Sustainment Brigade senior NCO. "Let all of us remember to be united as one." (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Rob Strain, 15th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

  • U.S. troops provide medical aid in Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    Soldiers with the the 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, provide medical assistance in support of the earthquake relief effort in Haiti.

  • Wranglers Host Commander's Conference

    Jan 19, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Leaders from the Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), participated in a three day commander's conference from Jan. 11 to 13 at Contingency Operating Location Q-West in order to introduce leaders to the Wrangler standards and give leaders a chance to hear directly from the battalion commander and command sergeant major.

  • Commentary: 'Green' power may be next best investment

    Jan 19, 2010

    You can expect to recoup 30 percent of your investment in an alternative-power source when you file your taxes for the year.

  • A Lifestyle of Fitness and Personal Achievement

    Jan 19, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Like a number of Americans experiencing the harsh reality of an economy in recession, and needing a way to make ends meet again, a former Soldier returned to active duty and has worked to establish himself as one of the 63rd Ordnance Company's , 80th Ordnance Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), most capable and dynamic young leaders.

  • Haiti native heads home to help

    Jan 19, 2010

    Sgt. Maj. Jean Chouloute was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and lived in Saint-Marc until he was about 11. Although he 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.

  • Haiti Earthquake Relief

    Jan 19, 2010

    One of the worst earthquakes to strike the Caribbean region in more than 200 years struck Haiti January 12, leaving the island country in shambles and estimates of 100,00-150,000 dead. The estimated 7.0 magnitude earthquake was centered just outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital with a metro area population of more than 2 million people. The earthquake left basic needs almost non-existent, with almost no safe drinking water or other base necessities. Even before the aftershocks had subsided, the U.S. Army and other Department of Defense elements were put on alert. A brigade from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C., and various other forces from DoD were alerted to prepare for a massive relief effort. Within days over 3,000 Soldiers from the division deployed from Fort Bragg to Haiti. "We are making use of every asset we have and making sure we get relief to Haiti as absolutely soon as we can," said GEN Douglas Fraser, Commander, U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM).

  • OPERATIONS

    Jan 19, 2010

    CAMP LIBERTY IRAQ - Specialist Dewayne Pinkney, a native of Bronx, New York, from the 169th Seaport Operations Company, 260th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, operates a RT-240 Rough Terrain Container Handler in the Victory Base Camp Central Receiving and Shipping Point yard (CRSP). He is responsible for efficiently uploading and downloading 20-foot and 40-foot containerized cargo from convoy elements. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sergeant Zackery A. Gurley)

  • The Unity of One: 2025th Band's Musical Ministry

    Jan 19, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - It was New Year's Eve and the air was filled with electricity generated by five fellow Soldiers praying and singing at the Dragon Chapel's New Year's Eve service.

  • Haiti task force commander notes progress

    Jan 19, 2010

    Humanitarian assistance efforts in Haiti are improving every day despite enormous challenges, the commander of Joint Task Force Haiti said.

  • Santa clause made his way to town

    Jan 19, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - As the Soldiers of the 102nd Quartermaster Company neared the halfway point of their deployment, they found themselves facing Christmas away from their family and friends. Although Soldiers miss birthdays, anniversaries, and many holidays while deployed, Christmas is by far one of the hardest things to miss. The support of family members and friends is perhaps the most vital around the holidays, and the 102nd Quartermaster Company Family Readiness Group truly stepped up to the plate to make Christmas as joyous as possible for their deployed Soldiers.

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