Archive: Jan 2010

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  • Mississippians mark six months securing Q-West entry control point

    Jan 19, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Members of a Mississippi Army National Guard unit marked their sixth month of entry control point operations and no security breaches for Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Jan. 10.

  • Presidio of Monterey Crisis Action Team manages storm incident

    Jan 19, 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 today.

  • Three star visits Q-West

    Jan 19, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Lt. Gen. Kenneth Hunzeker, the United States Forces - Iraq deputy commanding general (right), speaks to members of the 15th Sustainment Brigade staff, while Brig. Gen. Paul Wentz, the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commanding general (middle), and Col. Larry Phelps, the 15th Sust. Bde. commander (left), watch during a logistics brief Jan. 12 at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Rob Strain, 15th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

  • Gen. George W. Casey Jr. in Saudi Arabia

    Jan 19, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. traveled to Saudi Arabia to meet with local Army leadership.

  • Arkansas mechanic up to elbows in missions throughout Iraq

    Jan 19, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - An Arkansas mechanic serving with the 159th Seaport Operations Company has put a decade of work in his field to use for the Army, serving in and around Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Care Packages Make All the Difference

    Jan 19, 2010

  • Worldwide AFAP Conference a unique opportunity for USASMDC/ARSTRAT representatives

    Jan 19, 2010

    The Department of the Army Headquarters hosted the annual worldwide Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Conference in Arlington, Va. from Jan.11-15. USASMDC/ARSTRAT sent three delegates and one FRTI (Facilitator, Recorder/Transcriber and Issue Support Person).

  • Jan. 15, 2010 - Army Family Action Plan

    Jan 19, 2010

    Remarks as delivered by Gen. George W. Casey Jr. at the Jan. 15, 2010 Army Family Action Plan conference.

  • 82nd Airborne expands relief in Haiti as Navy, Marines arrive

    Jan 19, 2010

    As 82nd Airborne Division troops expanded their relief efforts in Haiti today, Navy and Marine pilots conducted reconnaissance and assessment flights over Port au Prince to determine how best to focus added forces that arrived Monday.

  • Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy to combat PTSD

    Jan 19, 2010

    Behavioral health providers have treatment options for Soldiers dealing with serious examples of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but one in particular is receiving lots of attention in the medical community -- Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy.

  • New global network to reshape Army

    Jan 19, 2010

    Known mainly for its role in infantry, the Army is transforming to a service which is also information-technology based.

  • Soldiers conduct joint live fires exercise

    Jan 19, 2010

  • The Army Family Covenant in action

    Jan 19, 2010

    Children from various schools that partner with Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem greet Saint Nicholas during a trip to Fort McPherson Dec. 11. The children were on post to perform for Soldiers and Civilian employees as thanks for supporting them as volunteer tutors and mentors throughout the year. Such partnership agreements with school districts are one of the tenants of the Army Family Covenant.

  • Air Cav first to employ new unmanned aircraft system

    Jan 19, 2010

    CAMP TAJI - Placing a new aircraft in a combat situation is a true test of its capabilities and future role within the Army.

  • The love of flight: a Soldier's dream

    Jan 19, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Bbbbrrrrwwww... The motor begins to turn and the bird takes off into the breaking dawn. If you've been on Camp Taji long enough, you've heard it; it sounds like something between a lawnmower and a leaf blower.

  • Brothers reunite in Iraq

    Jan 19, 2010

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Two brothers were able to spend a day together after their lives intersected in Iraq from two different parts of the world.

  • Army Secretary with AW2 Delegates of Army Family Action Plan conference

    Jan 19, 2010

    Representatives of the Army Wounded Warrior AW2 program who attended the Army Family Action Plan Worldwide Conference in Arlington, Va., gather for a photo with Secretary of the Army John McHugh Jan. 15. Vivica Stokes, a veteran of AW2 and Department of the Army civilian at Fort Belvoir, is seated next to McHugh who is holding Stokes' service dog, Starsky. Delegates to this year's AFAP conference identified issues facing Army Families, with three of the top five issues directly related to AW2, including funding for service dogs, financial assistance to non-medical caregivers who assist injured Soldiers, and behavioral health service shortages.

  • 1st Cavalry Division returns from Iraq

    Jan 19, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The last of the 1st Cavalry Division headquarters' Soldiers to arrive back home from their Iraq deployment touched down on Robert Gray Army Airfield hours before any thought of the fog ruining their homecoming ceremony Jan. 14, at Fort Hood.

  • Forts McPherson, Gillem full speed ahead with Army Family Covenant

    Jan 19, 2010

    ATLANTA - On Nov. 5, 2007, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem joined Army installations around the world in signing the Army Family Covenant. The AFC was conceptualized by Army chief of staff Gen. George Casey, and his wife, Sheila, as they visited installations and met with active duty, Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers and their spouses.

  • Army opthalmology residents receive'visionary' training with virtual reality

    Jan 19, 2010

    As part of Madigan's drive to be on the cutting edge of technology and patient safety improvement, the Ophthalmology Clinic has a virtual reality simulator to ensure that its staff and students are always on top of their game.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program Extended to Family Members

    Jan 19, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Family members play a significant role in a Soldier's life by supporting their resilience and well-being. This is why family members now have the opportunity to participate in the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program by taking the Global Assessment Tool and self-development modules. CSF is a holistic fitness program for Soldiers, family members and Army civilians that is designed to enhance performance and build resilience. Participation in the CSF program begins with the Global Assessment Tool, an online, confidential survey that measures a person's level of strength in four dimensions: social, spiritual, emotional and family.

  • Vanpooling benefit installations, environment

    Jan 19, 2010

    Holiday greens and giving gifts might be so last month, but just because the holiday season is over doesn't mean people can't give the gift of reduced emissions to planet earth. To help combat air pollution, the federal government has come up with programs to encourage its employees to utilize mass transit to come to work, said Baker McNair, U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) mass transportation Benefit Program manager.

  • New medical home initiative to provide better access to care for patients

    Jan 19, 2010

    The Washington state Patient-Centered Medical Home Collaborative is a two-year test project that strives to deliver primary health care through a "team partnership" between the primary care provider and the Family, to ensure health care services are provided in a high-quality, cost effective and comprehensive manner. Thirty-two primary care practices throughout the state participate in the program, including Madigan's Family Medicine Clinic.

  • Profiling is easy, but wrong answer

    Jan 19, 2010

    On Jan. 6, a federal grand jury in Detroit indicted a 23-year-old Nigerian citizen, Umar Farouk Abdulmuttallabon on six charges for his alleged role in the failed bombing attempt of Northwest flight 253 Christmas Day.

  • Support videos for military children marks major milestone

    Jan 19, 2010

  • Support videos for military children marks major milestone

    Jan 19, 2010

  • DoD, VA realign disability ratings claims process

    Jan 19, 2010

    Soldiers being medically released from the Army will soon benefit from a more streamlined disability evaluation system, due to a program aligning the Department of Defense's and Department of Veterans Affairs' disability evaluations.

  • Using every available method: 2nd Brigade Combat Team provides humanitarian aid to the people of Hai

    Jan 19, 2010

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team provides humanitarian aid to the people of Haiti utilizing the container delivery resupply system.

  • New York Army National Guard's 69th Infantry Regiment to Honor Family, Visit Gravesite of Medal

    Jan 19, 2010

    Leaders of the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, the Army's famous "Fighting 69th," will pay their final respects in Calif. this weekend to Alejandro R. Ruiz, a former comrade and Medal of Honor recipient. Ruiz, from Visalia, Calif. and more recently the Veterans Home in Yountville, died Nov. 23 at a hospital in Napa, Calif. from congestive heart failure. Lieutenant Colonel John Andonie, from Clifton Park, N.Y. and his senior enlisted Soldier, Command Sgt. Maj. Jorge Vasquez from Jackson Heights, N.Y. will travel to Calif. to meet with the Ruiz family and present honors at the gravesite of Alejandro Ruiz.

  • Communication technologies could prove to be vital assets in ongoing military operations

    Jan 19, 2010

    The U.S. Army's Acquisition Executive said communication technologies slated to field in the next several years, such as Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) and Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T), could prove to be vital assets in the ongoing war in Afghanistan -- speaking to an audience of industry and military professionals on Jan. 14 at the ninth annual "Army IT Day" put on by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association of Northern Virginia.

  • Communication technologies could prove to be vital assets in ongoing military operations

    Jan 19, 2010

    The U.S. Army's Acquisition Executive said communication technologies slated to field in the next several years, such as Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) and Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T), could prove to be vital assets in the ongoing war in Afghanistan -- speaking to an audience of industry and military professionals on Jan. 14 at the ninth annual "Army IT Day" put on by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association of Northern Virginia.

  • Creating profit through poultry

    Jan 19, 2010

    Soldiers from 120th Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division joined Department of Agriculture representatives to witness the reopening of a poultry processing plant Jan. 10 that promises to increase profits in Yusifiyah. The plant will provide Iraqi people fresh halal chicken, which is slaughtered in accordance with Islamic standards.

  • Army North helps Haiti effort

    Jan 19, 2010

    The U.S. Army North headquarters based here is supporting the U.S. Southern Command-led effort to bring relief to the people of Haiti.

  • Bring your gun - Russell County opens range to public monthly

    Jan 19, 2010

    Whether you want a little extra target practice or a place to learn the basics, the Russell County Sheriff's Department has it covered with a 200-by-300-yard range - free to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. Located near Uchee Creek, the range offers a safe place to hone your aim and test your skills.

  • 3/405th AFSB supports humanitarian relief efforts to Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    LEGHORN ARMY DEPOT, Italy - Yesterday, the 3/405th Army Field Support Brigade completed operations in support of U.S. Agency for International Development emergency relief efforts in Haiti.

  • 3/405th AFSB supports humanitarian relief efforts to Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    LEGHORN ARMY DEPOT, Italy - Yesterday, the 3/405th Army Field Support Brigade completed operations in support of U.S. Agency for International Development emergency relief efforts in Haiti. The Caribbean country of Haiti was devastated last week by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, prompting U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth Merten to declare a disaster due to the effects of the earthquake. The Government of Haiti estimates that at least 65,000 people perished in the disaster, the U.N. approximates that at least three million people are affected and the International Organization for Migration reports that roughly 200,000 Haitians have been displaced.

  • Wanna FLY

    Jan 19, 2010

    Guarantee your slot at the annual Fort Benning WomenAca,!a,,cs Conference, scheduled for March 10. Visit the PX between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday for the registration kickoff. After the kickoff, enrollment extends through Feb. 26 and is limited to the first 300 who sign up.

  • Iraqi border guards receive mission-essential medical training

    Jan 19, 2010

    When the U.S. Army's Border Transition Team "Phoenix" arrived to advise the 500 Iraqi border personnel, they quickly discovered one glaring deficiency: a lack of any formal medical training strongly inhibited the unit's ability to conduct missions.

  • Speed: Are you over the limit'

    Jan 19, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - If your speedometer is known to hit 75 or even 85 miles per hour, pay attention. You could be paying extra for such speeds, according to a new law enacted by the Georgia Legislature, effective Jan. 1.

  • KFOR troops participate in Estonian-sponsored night march

    Jan 19, 2010

    20100110-A-6816G-007 - A Soldier makes a triumphant gesture as she crosses the finish line of the Estonian-sponsored night march. The march was 10 kilometers around the mountainous Mitrovica area. 103 NATO troops participated.

  • 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion conducts Validation Exercise, prepares company for deployment

    Jan 19, 2010

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany (Feb. 1, 2010) -- In 2008, after returning from a 15-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 5th Signal Command's 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion had a full year of redeployment, restationing and reset. They began the process of relocating from Mannheim to Schweinfurt as part of Global Rebasing and Restructuring and kicked off 2010 with a validation exercise designed to test and authenticate their equipment.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers continue humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    As of Monday, Fort Bragg Soldiers have distributed more than 3,600 gallons of bottled water, 14, 400 meals, adding to the combined total of 54,738 pounds of supplies and equipment to Haitian citizens in the wake of last week's catastrophic earthquake, which has brought massive destruction and death to the small island country. According to Fort Bragg officials, the post has deployed 896 Soldiers, including those from the XVIII Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division and other Fort Bragg units that are now attached to the corps.

  • Pets get improved care options

    Jan 19, 2010

    VILSECK, Germany - Max, a 6-year-old Labrador retriever, sat patiently under his owner Kelley Cunningham's legs as they waited for his name to be called at the Vilseck Veterinary Treatment Facility, Jan. 11.

  • Troops set up front lines for survival in Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    As the sun rises over the sweeping palms here, not much is certain about Lt. Col. Mike Foster's day.

  • U.S. Soldiers teach ISF advanced marksmanship skills at Cashe

    Jan 19, 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. Soldiers assigned to Troop C, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, assisted the Iraqi Security Forces with marksmanship skills above and beyond what they were taught in basic training.

  • 'We also serve': Recognizing deployment impact on all members of the family

    Jan 19, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The camera flash catches the teens by surprise. They stop, smile abruptly and begin again romping about the Wiesbaden Middle School gymnasium. Another flash, another smile. They laugh as they try on Soldier garb, an eight-pound helmet and flak jacket, and stand in front of a sign that reads "We also serve."

  • Camp Darby unit helps provide humanitarian relief to Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    CAMP DARBY, Italy- 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. Jan. 18, members of 3/405th Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) were quickly putting together pallets of humanitarian aid support of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) warehouses on Leghorn Army Depot, part of the Camp Darby Military Community.

  • The Warrior Spirit: California KFOR Soldier improves military skills through Mixed Martial Arts

    Jan 19, 2010

    A female soldier from California is a Mixed Martial Arts fighter in her civilian life. She harnesses skills learned as a fighter to improve her military career.

  • 9th MP Det. trains on emergency evacuation procedures

    Jan 19, 2010

    For a short while, they were all able to get out of jail free, but fortunately they were not "real" prisoners.

  • Schweinfurt chemical Soldiers train for war

    Jan 19, 2010

    Chemical Soldiers from Schweinfurt rehearsed battle drills and practiced responding to hazardous materials incidents during a 14-day training exercise here recently.

  • U.S. passes training torch at Cashe South

    Jan 19, 2010

    Soldiers at Contingency Operation Station Cashe South have moved a step ahead of most with their training and transition programs.

  • Families greet Soldiers from 66th Trans. Co. returning to Kaiserslautern

    Jan 19, 2010

    After spending a year in Iraq, Soldiers from the 66th Transportation Company, 39th Transportation Battalion, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, were reunited with their loved ones during a redeployment ceremony at the Kleber Gymnasium Jan. 10.

  • Martin Luther King Program

    Jan 19, 2010

    Events at Martin Luther King Program on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo

  • Distance learning can enhance training during the duty-day

    Jan 19, 2010

    On Oct. 1 of this fiscal year, many NCO's expecting to attend the Advance leaders Common Core (ALC), formerly called Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course (BNCOC), phase 1, received notification that the course would be offered online. Units may assist Soldiers by allowing them time during the duty-day to complete the online training at one of 35 classrooms in 12 locations throughout Europe.

  • Manchu Soldiers hit the links

    Jan 19, 2010

    Some would call having a shipping container full of golf balls and only two clubs ironic, but that's exactly the situation Soldiers from the Company A, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment "Manchus," found themselves in. It was only through the help of two embedded reporters, and the generosity of organizations and families from the Fort Lewis, Wash., area that they were able to address the matter and properly adjust their swing.

  • Communication technologies could prove to be vital assets in ongoing military operations

    Aug 4, 2011

    The U.S. Army's Acquisition Executive said communication technologies slated to field in the next several years, such as Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) and Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T), could prove to be vital assets in the ongoing war in Afghanistan -- speaking to an audience of industry and military professionals on Jan. 14 at the ninth annual "Army IT Day" put on by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association of Northern Virginia.

  • U.S. Army Africa supports Burundi's peacekeeping efforts in Somalia

    Jan 18, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> U.S. Army Africa recently worked with senior Burundian military officers preparing to lead African Union peacekeepers in Somalia. Two U.S. Army colonels joined the discussions at the Ministry of Defense in Bujumbura. One was from the U.S. Army's Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, (PKSOI); the other was an Africa expert from U.S. Army Africa's headquarters. The program is indicative of U.S. Army Africa's efforts to build partnerships in Africa and to provide low-cost, high-impact sustained security engagements on the continent.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers continue humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti

    Jan 18, 2010

    As of Monday, Fort Bragg Soldiers have distributed more than 3,600 gallons of bottled water, 14,400 meals, adding to the combined total of 54,738 pounds of supplies and equipment to Haitian citizens in the wake of last week's catastrophic earthquake, which has brought massive destruction and death to the small island country.

  • 1st Cavalry Division Colonel Honored at Milwuakee Bucks Game

    Jan 18, 2010

  • Airborne Soldiers provide humanitarian assistance in Haiti

    Jan 18, 2010

    U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, begin establishing security and providing humanitarian assistance in support of the earthquake relief mission in Haiti.

  • Brothers reunite in Iraq

    Jan 18, 2010

    Since joining the Army in 2005, the Zeller brothers have only seen each other four times. After 18 months of being apart they were reunited in Iraq at the Al-Faw palace.

  • Council meeting brings 2-1 Soldiers closer to Tarmiyah citizens

    Jan 18, 2010

    As Iraqi townspeople debated with raised voices in a building in Tarmiyah, Jan. 11, the commander of Troop A, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, sat in the back of the room and listened intently as his interpreter translated the concerns of the local populace.

  • Engineers help improve communication between the U.S. and Iraqi forces

    Jan 18, 2010

    BAGHDAD- Engineer Soldiers of 1434th Engineer Company are constructing a new joint operations center and planning annex at Contingency Operating Station Carver to provide better communication and coordination capabilities between U.S. Forces and the Iraqi Army.

  • Engineers bring joy to Iraqi children

    Jan 18, 2010

    BAGHDAD - To improve ties with the people of Iraq, Soldiers from 1192nd Engineer Company, 101st Engineer Battalion, delivered clothes and food Jan. 10 to families living in Area Four, an Iraqi Special Forces training base on Victory Base Complex.

  • Engineers respond to UXO on jobsite

    Jan 18, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Engineers of the 317th Engineer Company discovered an unexploded ordnance (UXO) while leveling a 32-acre field on Victory Base Complex, Jan. 12. Thanks to the acute situational awareness and quick response of the engineer Soldiers, the UXO was safely detonated and the engineers were back to work by the next morning. The live Chinese Type 69 Bouncing 75mm RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade) was uncovered by Spc. Eric Bolyn, of Elwood, Ill., shortly after lunch. The RPG, designed to bounce to about chest high and fire about 800 steel balls over a 15 meter radius, did not explode after being fired

  • Soldiers in Iraq deal with unknowns after earthquake devastates Haiti

    Jan 17, 2010

    As Haitians and rescue workers from around the world work tirelessly to dig survivors from the rubble of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rocked Haiti Jan. 12, two Soldiers and one civilian must helplessly watch the news from Iraq, trying to cope with the uncertainty of not knowing the whereabouts of their family.

  • Kentucky National Guard Commander Visits Troops in Kosovo

    Jan 17, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo --The commander of the Kentucky National Guard took time recently to personally thank his state's Citizen-Soldiers, aviation and assorted specialists, who are on an important NATO peace-keeping mission here in Kosovo. Air Force Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, Kentucky National Guard adjutant general, recently spent three days in Kosovo, visiting troops from the Bluegrass State and conducting meetings with leaders of Multi-National Task Force-East (MNTF-E), part of NATO's KFOR (Kosovo Forces) peace operations.

  • 364th Civil Affairs Brigade heads home

    Jan 17, 2010

    More than 400 Servicemembers and civilians take off for the 364th Civil Affairs Brigade 5K Plus Run for Home race with Camp Victory's Al Faw Palace in the background, Jan. 17. The race was held to celebrates the Army Reserve unit's redeployment to Portland, Oreg.

  • Prayer Breakfast in Kosovo focuses on brighter future through leadership

    Jan 17, 2010

    Leading by example and finding strength to lead through prayer were the overriding messages of a recent Command Prayer Breakfast held here for KFOR Soldiers, part of Multi-National Task Force-East (MNTF-E). More than 40 Soldiers, representing every unit and command in the task force, attended the early morning gathering, which was hosted by Brig. Gen. Al Dohrmann, Bismarck, N.D., commander of MNTF-E, at Camp Bondsteel's North Dining Facility Jan. 13.

  • Staying Spiritually Fit

    Jan 17, 2010

    In addition to physical fitness, irrespective of one's religious preference (or lack thereof), we need to be spiritually fit as well, in order thrive -- and not just survive -- in the midst of what life can throw at us. Spirituality and religion can sometimes coincide, but they need not. A friend of mine who's sober in Alcoholics Anonymous says that "spirituality can unite what religions divide," because she's seen folks from diverse religious backgrounds -- people who otherwise would not even have coffee with one another -- get and stay sober by working the spiritual program which is the Twelve Steps.

  • Helping the injured

    Jan 17, 2010

    U.S. Army Lt. Col. Hector Paz carries an injured girl to receive medical treatment after being evacuated from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, by a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew stationed in Clearwater, Fla., Jan. 14, 2009. Paz is assigned to the U.S. Military Assistance Advocacy Group, at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Hundreds of U.S. personnel have been evacuated from Haiti in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck outside Port-au-Prince, on Jan. 12.

  • Airborne troops provide first glimpse of relief in Haiti

    Jan 17, 2010

    Hundreds of 82nd Airborne Division troops from Fort Bragg, N.C., arrived here overnight in the first wave of putting a substantial U.S. military relief effort in place in the wake of this week's devastating earthquake.

  • A-10 Warthog at night

    Jan 16, 2010

    An A-10 Warthog from the 355th takes off from Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Stryker soldiers slingload M777A2 howitzers

    Jan 16, 2010

    Soldiers from A Battery, 3-17 FA, 5th SBCT, slingload their M777A2 howitzers on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • General's Kosovo visit focuses on Ukraine's role in peace-support mission

    Jan 16, 2010

    The deputy chief of staff of Ukraine's Land Forces Command traveled to Camp Bondsteel Jan. 11-14 to learn more about Kosovo and Ukrainian participation in the mission here. Gen. Lt. Rauf R. Nurullin began his visit by meeting with troops in the Ukrainian contingent at Camp Bondsteel. On Jan. 12, he was briefed about the state of affairs in Kosovo and the role played by the Kosovo Forces (KFOR) and Multi-National Task Force-East (MNTF-E).

  • Joint Humanitarian mission spreads joy and warmth to 100 Iraqi families

    Jan 16, 2010

    One hundred families in the Yusifiyah area, southwest of Baghdad, benefit as U.S. and Iraqi soldiers target their villages during a humanitarian aid mission, Jan. 3. Soldiers of Company A, 150th Armored Reconnaissance Squadron, and the 1472nd Civil Affairs Team attached to the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team and Iraqi Army 17th

  • Iraqi Federal Police investigate new skills

    Jan 16, 2010

    In an effort to enhance the Iraqi Federal Police's investigative abilities the 364th Civil Affairs Brigade led a three-week training course on crime scene investigation this month at the Iraqi Federal Police compound in Baghdad.

  • Dual military spouses: a challenge in itself

    Jan 16, 2010

    Capt. Sean Keegan and his wife, Maj. Kathleen Keegan, are facing these challenges right now. Both serve in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, but that's where the similarity ends. Sean serves with 101st Engineer Battalion in Iraq. Kathleen serves with Joint Force Headquarters and is preparing for a deployment in Afghanistan.

  • Iraqi Army Soldiers show their skills at 17th Division Iraqi Armed Forces Parade

    Jan 16, 2010

    Soldiers of 17th Iraqi Army Division proudly marched down the streets of Camp Deason during an Armed Forces parade in celebration of the Iraqi Army's 89th Anniversary Jan. 8. Staff Maj. Gen. Ali Jassam Mohammad, the 17th Division commander, spoke at length to several Iraqi and U.S. leaders about the strength, honor and dignity of the new army since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime.

  • MG Wolff talks to Iraqi press

    Jan 16, 2010

    By Sgt.1st Class Kristina Scott 366 MPAD, USD-C Baghdad - On a blustery, overcast day, the commander of 1st Armored Division assumed responsibility of the U.S. Division-Center operational environment in a transfer of authority ceremony conducted in front of the division headquarters building at Camp Liberty Jan. 13.

  • N.C. Guard Soldiers always ready to serve wherever, whenever

    Jan 16, 2010

    The warning blares from the computer speaker as 1st Lt. Carlos Gonzalez, of Greenville, N.C., and Sgt. 1st Class Mike Street, of Charlotte, N.C., prepare for a shift change brief in the 150th Armored Reconnaissance Squadron tactical operations center. The computer alert, which informs Gonzalez and Street of incoming intelligence in the area of operations, constantly interrupts as they discuss the challenges and privileges of being transferred from the North Carolina battalions of 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team to the West Virginia squadron at the start of the 2009-2010 deployment.

  • Soldiers in Iraq employ new unmanned aircraft system

    Jan 16, 2010

    Soldiers from the1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, were the first to launch a new MQ-1C Sky Warrior aircraft Jan. 12, at Camp Taji, Iraq.

  • Soldiers reflect on significance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Jan 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - As Martin Luther King Jr. Day approached, Jan. 18, Soldiers throughout Joint Base Balad, Iraq, reflected on what Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy means to them.

  • Arizona-based Finance Soldiers ring in new year with new rank

    Jan 16, 2010

    Spc. Raul Sanchez and Sgt. Rebekah Ramirez, both of Gilbert, Ariz., were recently promoted to their new ranks while working here at Camp Bondsteel as part of the 160th Finance Detachment, Phoenix, Multi-National Task Force-East in Kosovo.

  • Quartermaster Co. completes Operation Clean Sweep at Normandy

    Jan 16, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION NORMANDY, Iraq - The 910th Quartermaster Company, an Army Reserve unit out of Ardmore, Okla., completed Operation Clean Sweep Jan. 14 at Contingency Operating Location Normandy, Iraq.

  • Arizona-based Finance Soldiers recognized for achievements while deployed

    Jan 16, 2010

    Soldiers from the 160th Finance Detachment, based in Phoenix, recently received special commander's coins - tokens of recognition for achievement - from Brig. Gen. Alan S. Dohrmann, commander, Multi-National Task Force -East; and Command Sgt. Maj. Jack W. Cripe, command sergeant major (MNTF-E), for their hard work, dedication and accomplishments while deployed.

  • Transportation unit slated to transfer vehicles to composite company

    Jan 16, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - A transportation task force began preparing to relocate its fleet of more than 55 tractors and 110 40-foot flat bed trailers Jan. 13 at Camp Taji, Iraq.

  • Providers deliver school supplies to rural Iraqi schoolchildren

    Jan 16, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Imelda P. Quiroz said delivering school supplies to Ibn Rushed School, a rural school outside of Nasariyah, Iraq, reminded her of the visits humanitarians made to her school when she was a child in Ciudad AcunAOEfa, Mexico.

  • Homes moved from Cedar II to Adder in $60 million project

    Jan 16, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Moving the containerized housing units from Camp Cedar II, Iraq, to Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq, began Jan. 8 in preparation for the responsible drawdown of U.S. forces and equipment from Iraq.

  • Schofield Barracks tax center opens Jan. 20 for Soldiers

    Jan 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Junior enlisted personnel are encouraged to take advantage of a tax preparation assistance program that not only shortens the time in which they receive their refunds, but saves them from having to pay for an outside service.

  • DIY at the Auto Skills Center

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER FLATS, Hawaii - When Chief Warrant Officer Leonardo Bereton drove his 1999 Ford Expedition into the Auto Skills Center, here, Jan. 10, he was certain that two things would happen before leaving the shop for do-it-yourself mechanics.

  • Leader Development Strategy for a 21st Century Army

    Jan 15, 2010

    Gen. George Casey, the Chief of Staff of the Army, has approved the new "Leader Development Strategy for a 21st Century Army" that accounts for the effects of eight years of war on the development of Army leaders.

  • Infantry Soldiers tackle urban operations training

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Facing probable deployments to Afghanistan or Iraq in the next year, Infantry Soldiers wrapping up one station unit training on Sand Hill got their first exposure to urban warfare Friday.

  • 'The Real Deal' to feature three-time Army Combatives heavyweight champion

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORE BENNING Ga., - From combatives to MMA. Brandon Sayles wonAca,!a,,ct be giving up his day job, but he said this opportunity was too good to pass up.

  • Walk through history's Last 100 Yards

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - I'm all about paying tribute to freedom, particularly those individuals willing to give their lives defending it. No one does it better than the National Infantry Museum.

  • MEDDAC downs Red Rockets 59-32 in season opener

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Guard Christopher Thomas scored 20 points to lead the Bulldogs to a 59-32 win over the Red Rockets in their season opener Tuesday at Smith Fitness Center.

  • Faith loses first-round games in basketball tournament

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Faith Middle School Warrior Bears' boys and girls teams lost first-round games against Opelika Middle School Bulldogs in the Percy E. Griffin preseason tournament Monday at Northside Recreation Center in Columbus.

  • Dodgeball league hits Columbus

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Children in elementary and middle schools across the country play dodgeball at recess and in gym class. Now, grown-ups can too, in Columbus.

  • Army announces environmental awards winners

    Jan 15, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Five installations, three teams, and one individual will receive Secretary of the Army awards for their environmental and sustainability program achievements during fiscal year 2009.

  • Super-smartphones

    Jan 15, 2010

    Super-smartphones: Where would you be without yours' There are e-mails to check, calls to return and appointments that must be kept. People are busy, and whether like it or not, most people need to stay connected.

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