Archive: Jan 2010

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  • TF Marne Soldiers present equipment to Iraqi farmers

    Jan 14, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - Without rain, seeds and tractors, growing and cultivating crops would be almost impossible. Farmers in Sununi, Iraq, have been lacking these essentials - until now. Task Force Marne Soldiers delivered new farm equipment to Ninewa province to make maintaining and producing plentiful crops easier, Dec. 22.

  • Stewart-Hunter keeps the Army Family Covenant

    Jan 14, 2010

    <B>FORT STEWART, HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </B>-- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are committed to upholding the Army Family covenant, which was signed Nov. 7, 2007. The covenant represents a $1.4 billion commitment to improve the quality of life for Army Families. As another example of Stewart's on-going efforts to support the covenant, Brigadier General Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General-Rear, stood at the speaker's podium in front of Hunter Lanes at the ribbon cutting that celebrated the completion of the $1.34 million renovation project there.

  • Task Force Marne Soldiers train Iraqi Federal Police

    Jan 14, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - A Soldier, in full battle gear with his M-4 rifle in hand, stands in front of the formation, demonstrating firing techniques, as another Soldier moves through the ranks. Row by row, the latter Soldier watches, stopping beside any member of the ranks who appears to be having trouble correctly performing the techniques his battle buddy in front of the group is demonstrating.

  • Bragg units deploy for Haiti relief effort

    Jan 14, 2010

    The XVIIIth Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg will deploy a battalion with a brigade command and control element in response to the earthquake in Haiti.

  • Handheld device helps Soldiers detect the enemy

    Jan 14, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga-- Soldiers can now capture the enemy with the help of an electronic device about the size of a Polaroid camera. A mobile training team from the New System Integration Training Office at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., taught 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Soldiers how to operate the Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment (or HIIDE) - a gadget with the power to positively identify high-value targets in Iraq and Afghanistan. The HIIDE is a portable version of the Biometrics Automated Toolset - a four-piece kit consisting of a laptop, digital camera, fingerprint scanner and an iris reader that stores unique biometric information. Photos, fingerprints and irises are computed into the BAT where they can be matched with the biometrics of terrorists and other enemy persons.

  • A new course: resilience school to open on Fort Jackson

    Jan 14, 2010

    When Gen. George Casey, Army chief of staff, discussed Comprehensive Soldier Fitness during his visit to Fort Jackson in July, he said the installation had great potential to be an important part of the program.

  • Fort Bragg units to deploy in support of humanitarian efforts in Haiti

    Jan 14, 2010

    The 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg will deploy a battalion with a Command and Control Element in response to the earthquake in Haiti.

  • Civilians learn Army leadership skills

    Jan 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- A group of about 65 local business leaders visited Fort Jackson Tuesday to learn about Army leadership principles.

  • Cold front leads to extra precautions

    Jan 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- On a recent blustery day when temperatures barely rose above freezing, Sgt. 1st Class Chandra Davis kept a close eye on the Soldiers of Company C, 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, as they trained in combat-movement tactics.

  • Specialized courses offer head start

    Jan 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Last week NASA announced its Kepler space telescope detected five new planets beyond our solar system. Scientists predict within the next five years they'll discover planets capable of supporting life. Mark Smagner, post range operations specialist, said he wouldn't be surprised if his own son, Brad, discovered an exoplanet or some remote galaxy at some point in the near future.

  • Take the Leader reader survey

    Jan 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Have you ever had a story idea that you thought would be great for The Fort Jackson Leader' Would you like to see more features about Soldiers excelling in their careers or additional coverage of Armywide issues'

  • Tax Center scheduled to open next month

    Jan 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- If you're anxious to pay Uncle Sam his dues, or eager to get your refund, you may have to wait a few weeks longer than you expected this tax season.

  • Military preps for broader Haiti relief mission

    Jan 14, 2010

    A brigade of Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division have been put on alert and are ready to deploy, if needed, to support the disaster-response mission in Haiti.

  • IMCOM-Europe postal survey provides Army customers chance to improve service

    Jan 14, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Installation Management Command-Europe is hosting an online postal survey through Feb. 15 to give Army in Europe Postal Service Center customers an opportunity to tell IMCOM-E how Postal Service Centers can better meet their needs. "As we continue to transform into Postal Service Centers in our communities throughout Europe, it's important we use customer input and feedback as a cornerstone," said Monique Bagby, IMCOM-Europe Postal Transformation Office project manager. "This survey helps us do just that. The survey will give our postal customers a voice to ensure our PSCs meet the needs of our customers."

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Pfc. Karee M. Rogers

    Aug 29, 2012

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Pfc. Karee M. Rogers

  • Army Shows Gear at All American Bowl

    Aug 4, 2011

    Thousands of football fans swarmed the "Army Strong" zone outside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, to view and participate in a wide-ranging display of equipment placed in front of the stadium during the Jan. 9 All American Bowl.

  • Army "Networking" Force

    Aug 4, 2011

    The U.S Army plans to buy its first increment of "networked" technologies as a key step toward outfitting the entire force with elements of the former Future Combat Systems (FCS) network, service officials said. Instead of merely focusing on FCS Brigade Combat Teams (BCT) as per the original plan, PEO Integration is in the early stages of a plan to port elements of the network across the Army.

  • Electronic Warfare Career Field

    Jan 13, 2010

    <b> What is it'</b> The Army established new Electronic Warfare (EW) career fields with Soldiers projected to arrive in units beginning the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010. They are as follows: Functional Area (FA) 29 for officers; Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 290A for warrant officers; and MOS 29E for enlisted personnel. Approximately 1,600 EW personnel will fill out Army units over the next three years.

  • Eliminating stigma key to suicide prevention

    Jan 13, 2010

    The Army's director of behavioral health proponent said until the service changes policies that perpetuate stigma, many potentially suicidal Soldiers will avoid seeking help.

  • V Corps links package

    Jan 13, 2010

  • SOUTHCOM to deploy assessment team to Haiti

    Jan 13, 2010

    MIAMI - U.S. Southern Command will deploy a team of 30 people to Haiti to support U.S. relief efforts in the aftermath of yesterday's devastating earthquake.

  • All-American Bowl showcases Army opportunities

    Jan 13, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO - The best student athletes from across the nation assembled in San Antonio, Texas last week for the 2010 All-American Bowl. This annual football game puts high school football players in a classic East - West competition hosted by the U.S. Army.

  • Water damages cars, asphalt at USASMDC/ARSTRAT headquarters

    Jan 13, 2010

    A water main ruptured Tuesday morning causing immediate flooding of the east parking lot at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

  • Guard providing water in four states

    Jan 13, 2010

    National Guardsmen in four states are providing drinking water to communities with broken or damaged water systems caused by recent freezing temperatures.

  • Sponsors, support services assist AFAP

    Jan 13, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - As workgroup sessions began here for the second day of the Army Family Action Plan conference, nearly a dozen private and military affiliated organizations represented at booths just outside the doors, prepared to do their part in improving the quality of life for active-duty Soldiers, National Guard members, Reservists and retirees.

  • Fort Monmouth reviews Year of the NCO

    Jan 13, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- The Monmouth Message newspaper published profiles of several NCOs during the past year as part of the Year of the NCO.

  • Fort Carson MPs prepare for disaster relief

    Jan 13, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Soldiers of the 110th Military Police Company, 759th MP Battalion, practice disaster relief in a series of mock disaster scenarios.

  • 49th Group Cites Seamless Transfer to 3rd ESC

    Jan 13, 2010

    Fort Lee's Forces Command Unit Changes Leadership from 101st Airborne to 3rd ESC On Nov. 16, 2009, the 49th Quartermaster Group performed a transfer of authority from the 101st Airborne to the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command.

  • Youth bowling team pins down national award

    Jan 13, 2010

    Amidst the pine and polished lanes at the Fort Lee Bowling Center quite a few accomplished student athletes spend Saturday mornings honing their skills. The Butterworth's Strikers, a four-person youth bowling team with the Fort Lee Youth Bowling League, recently earned the U.S. Bowling Congress Youth National Team Recognition Award for bowling the highest scored game by a youth bowling team.

  • New Year, New Look to the Garrison website

    Jan 13, 2010

    Last October, the command group and staff conducted a website review of the U.S. Army Garrison Natick website. After the review, the commander directed wholesale changes to the site. After working with the staff directors, the USAG Natick website went through a huge overhaul and went live Jan 7.

  • New law means spouse can claim same home state as servicemember

    Jan 13, 2010

    New legislation, signed by the president in November, allows military spouses to establish a permanent residence and carry it with them though each change of station.

  • National Guard ready to help in Haiti

    Jan 13, 2010

    The chief of the National Guard Bureau said today that the Army and Air National Guard are prepared to help in the humanitarian relief effort in Haiti.

  • Dances with Dinos

    Jan 13, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Sgt. Kelby Hershey, 4th Infantry Division Soldier, met up with his brother, Stephen Hershey, who recently portrayed a baby T. rex at a Fort Carson elementary school. The Hersheys are originally from Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  • Military assesses Haiti disaster, readies for response

    Jan 13, 2010

    U.S. Southern Command will deploy a team of 30 people to Haiti to support U.S. relief efforts in the aftermath of yesterday's devastating earthquake.

  • Executive order intended to expedite hiring process gives spouses a quicker path to employment

    Jan 13, 2010

    Tahee Lowery, spouse of Staff Sgt. Robert Lowery, is the first spouse hired at Fort Polk under Executive Order 13473, Spouse Preference Authority, a new rule that allows some spouses to be hired for federal jobs without going through the usual competitive process.

  • All-American Bowl winners reach beyond playing field

    Jan 13, 2010

    While the West team beat the East 30-14 in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Saturday before 34,126 and a national television audience on NBC, the real winner was the University of Florida.

  • Crane Army Moves Retrograde Ammo

    Jan 13, 2010

    Crane Army Depot Operations is a playing a huge part in the receipt and storage of the retrograde munitions that resulted in a Memorandum of Agreement signed between the United States and the Government of the Republic of Korea concerning the transfer and retrograde of former War Reserve Stocks Allies Korea.

  • IMCOM: Delivering Army Family Covenant

    Jan 13, 2010

    On Oct. 8, 2007, the Army unveiled the Army Family Covenant, institutionalizing the Army's commitment to providing Soldiers and families - active, Guard, and Reserve - a quality of life commensurate with their quality of service.

  • BCS3 Software Upgrade Yields Better Usability

    Jan 13, 2010

  • 2010 Warrior Games- How To Get Involved

    Jan 13, 2010

    2010 Warrior Games- How To Get Involved As An Athlete

  • Unmanned Aircraft Program Grows to Support Demand

    Jan 13, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Discussions about the Army's use of unmanned systems in the combat theater are likely to focus on bomb-detecting robots and ground vehicles able to navigate through hazardous terrain. Chances are the discussion won't immediately go to one of the fast-growing fields in the Army: unmanned aircraft systems.

  • Soldiers see through walls

    Jan 13, 2010

    Entering a building and clearing rooms may become much safer for Soldiers in combat as Army scientists continue to develop Sense-Through-The-Wall technology to increase situational awareness.

  • Treat The Troops

    Jan 13, 2010

  • Books For Soldiers

    Jan 13, 2010

  • Kaiserslautern brings home 3 IMCOM-level safety awards

    Jan 13, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTER, Germany - Out of 20 nominations from garrisons worldwide, three IMCOM-level safety award winners from U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern will represent Installation Management Command Europe in the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Awards for fiscal year 2009.

  • The Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program reflects on 2009

    Jan 13, 2010

  • Contracting commands welcome two of the Army's newest general officers

    Jan 13, 2010

    The Army has passed another plateau toward its goal of improving Army contracting with the promotions of two general officers. The promotions of Stephen B. Leisenring and Joseph L. Bass are important steps in adhering to the recommendations made in the Gansler Commission Report of the Commission on Army Acquisition and Program Management in Expeditionary Operations. Leisenring is the commander of the Mission and Installation Command, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Bass is the commander of the U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, Va. The ECC and the MICC are subordinate commands of the Army Contracting Command, a major subordinate command of the Army Materiel Command. ACC has two out of three of its general officer positions that were recommended as part of the Gansler Commission findings in place.

  • 12th IA SOC, ODA continue partnered efforts

    Jan 13, 2010

    The 12th Iraqi Army Special Operations Company, and Operational Detachment-Alpha 1216, conducted hands-on weapons training and close combat attacks, near Hawijah, Iraq, Dec. 26.

  • 12th IA SOC, ODA conduct CCAs with 2-6th Cav

    Jan 13, 2010

    The 12th Iraqi Army Special Operations Company (IA SOC), and Operational Detachment-Alpha (ODA) 1216, conducted Close Combat Attacks (CCAs) with OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters from 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Lightning Horse, near Hawijah, Iraq, Dec. 26.

  • Army Reserve prepares for post-conflict requirements

    Jan 13, 2010

    With the drawdown of U.S. forces under way in Iraq and plans announced to begin reducing forces in Afghanistan after July 2011, Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, the Army Reserve chief, is facing a quandary.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Jan 13, 2010

    Task Force Lobos' QRF and senior leaders visit local schools and villages in areas surrounding Contingency Operating Base Speicher. TF Lobos is a member of 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's TF Wings.

  • MBLT-5 and JSOTF-P Partner for Medical and Vet Missions in Sulu

    Jan 13, 2010

    SULU, Philippines- More than 1,500 people gathered in Barangay Taglibi and surrounding areas to attend an education symposium and receive care at a Medical and Veterinarian Civic Action Program at Datu Uddin Bahjin Central Elementary School in the Patikul municipality Jan. 8.

  • Year of the NCO highlights service and commitment

    Jan 13, 2010

    USAG RED CLOUD, Republic of Korea - During 2009, the Year of the NCO was celebrated here and throughout the Army. This slideshow highlights the service and commitment of our noncommissioned officers.

  • Warrior Country units win Commander's Cup

    Jan 13, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1-72nd Armor won the Commander's Cup two sessions in a row by scoring 1,470 points in the second session of the Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Commander's Cup competition which ran from July 1 to December 31, 2009. Placing 2 is Headquarters, Headquarters Company 2nd Infantry Division with a total of 1, 193 points.

  • Understanding the New Personnel Claims Program: PCLAIMS

    Jan 13, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Personnel claims allow Soldiers and Army civilian employees to be compensated for property loss and damage sustained incident to service. Many Soldiers file personnel claims when their household goods are lost or damaged during shipment. These comprise the vast majority of personnel claims. However, personnel claims may also be filed in other situations, for example, when Soldiers sustain losses due to fire or flood at on-post quarters. Until recently, claimants had to mail claims documents or visit the local military claims office and turn in the claim in person.

  • Command visits 65th ROKA for GNP

    Jan 13, 2010

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson (second from left), USAG-Red Cloud commander, Eliott Bradley (second from right), USAG-RC director of Emergency Services Richard Davis (right), USAG-RC deputy commander, paint miniature masks during their visit to the 65th Republic of Korea army. The USAG-RC and Casey command group, and the directors and special staff paid a visit Jan. 6 to the 65th Republic of Korea army camp for their annual community relations Good Neighbor program. After the briefings, video presentations and entertainment by Korean singers, fan dancers and musicians, everyone was given an opportunity to paint masks, practice calligraphy and practice playing Korean drums.

  • Lessons Learned Highlight JFHQ-NCR Commander's Conference

    Jan 12, 2010

    From H1N1, to new connectivity between services, to lessons learned from the State Funeral exercise, National Capital Region leaders briefed Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commander of the Military District of Washington, at the JFHQ-NCR Commander's Conference meeting. The meeting on Tuesday, January 12 was held at Andrews Air Force Base.

  • Louisiana Guard Bids Farewell to Retiring State Chaplain

    Jan 12, 2010

    PINEVILLE, La. - Col. Walter J. Austin, state chaplain of the Louisiana National Guard, was honored in a retirement ceremony at the Stafford House at Camp Beauregard in Pineville, La., Jan.

  • Advanced Army Combat Helmet

    Jan 12, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Advanced Army Combat Helmet (ACH) provides ballistic and impact protection, stability, and comfort without degrading the Soldier's field of vision and hearing. Two basic components of the ACH are the retention system and pad suspension system.

  • Fort Carson salutes veterans with installation run

    Jan 12, 2010

  • Fort Irwin/NTC honor Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy

    Jan 12, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Retired Lt. Gen. Michael D. Rochelle, former Army deputy chief of staff, G-1, caught an early morning flight Tuesday with an important message about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which he presented to the Fort Irwin/National Training Center community.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT hosts guest speaker this Thursday honoring MLK birthday

    Jan 12, 2010

    The Equal Employment Opportunity office at U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command invite all personnel to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday with a program featuring a guest speaker on Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. in room 5014 at USASMDC/ARSTRAT's Huntsville headquarters.

  • Military Family Life Consultants provide valuable resources to Soldiers and Families

    Jan 12, 2010

  • Wi-Fi service available in most Fort Drum barracks

    Jan 12, 2010

    Wireless Internet is now available in most of Fort Drum's barracks, thanks to a collaborative effort between Fort Drum Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Army Recreation Machine Program; and Army and Air Force Exchange Service.

  • Carson supports special needs during transition

    Jan 12, 2010

  • Army shooters aim to influence Texans at bowl

    Jan 12, 2010

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun team shared its skills with dozens of civilians at the San Antonio Gun Club as part of the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl activities.

  • Army iPhone download among top 25 free news apps

    Jan 12, 2010

    Soldiers and others can now read the latest Army news on their iPhones, thanks to a new application created by the team that developed the Army's Web site, www.Army.mil.

  • Fort Carson leadership host Suicide Prevention Forum

    Jan 12, 2010

  • NCOPD focuses on local crime, gang activity

    Jan 12, 2010

    NCOPD focuses on local crime, gang activity

  • Apache helicopters make Fort Drum home

    Jan 12, 2010

    The first four of 24 AH-64D Apache attack helicopters landed Saturday at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield as part of a movement of Soldiers and equipment from Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. The helicopters belong to 1-10 Attack Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, formerly 3-3 Aviation based in Savannah. These are the first Apaches based at Fort Drum in the post's history.

  • 10th Mountain Soldiers begin deploying to support troop surge in Afghanistan

    Jan 12, 2010

    The 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team began deploying Soldiers to Afghanistan Jan. 9 with the departure of nearly 130 Soldiers of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, from Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield on Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • State of CECOM is dynamic, committed

    Jan 12, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- The CECOM Life Cycle Management Command is dynamic and committed to serving the Army and the warfighter, its commander said recently.

  • 'Iron Soldiers' take reins from 'Mavericks'

    Jan 12, 2010

    BAGHDAD - The 1st Armored Division Special Troops Battalion commander, Lt. Col. Lane Turner, took the reins from the 1st Cavalry Division STB commander, Lt. Col. Matthew Karres, in a transfer of authority and color-casing and uncasing ceremony conducted at Camp Liberty Jan. 9.

  • Air Cav on mission day or night

    Jan 12, 2010

  • Working out key to 'survivability'

    Jan 12, 2010

  • Hours flown equal busy time for 1st Air Cav during three deployments

    Jan 12, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - After three deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and over 225,000 hours flown, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade can claim to have played an essential role during its seven years of combat in Iraq.

  • Detroit Arsenal Rings in the New Year with AFAP

    Jan 12, 2010

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. - Aca,!A"Ring in the new year with new ideasAca,!A? was the theme of the Detroit ArsenalAca,!a,,cs Army Family Action Plan held Jan. 6-7 at the John Lewis Conference Center, Macomb Community College.

  • Brigade managed range "On Target"

    Jan 12, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - What started out as a simple discussion between various Fort Hood leaders during a routine range-orientation walk through literally turned into a ground breaking decision this past summer.

  • NSSC on Facebook

    Jan 12, 2010

  • Army Family Action Plan conference begins

    Jan 12, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Looking to tackle problems that impact communities throughout the service, some 350 delegates are gathering this week for the Army Family Action Plan conference.

  • Raising safety while lowering costs

    Jan 12, 2010

    Fort Gillem firefighter Kenneth Lee climbs Truck 1's ladder to reinstall an emergency siren in the 500 area of Fort Gillem Dec. 21. The siren, a crucial part of the post wide Emergency Warning Alerting System, was removed earlier to undergo repairs. The replacement of the siren was part of a joint effort between the U.S. Army Garrison Directorate of Public Works/Directorate of Logistics, the Ginn Group and the USAG Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services.

  • Soldiers speed down bobsled track with auto-racing pros

    Jan 12, 2010

    Twenty members of the New York Army National Guard teamed up with 10 of the fastest race-car drivers in the world Jan. 8-10 for the fifth annual Lucas Oil Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge at the site of next month's Olympic games.

  • Chaplain Corps celebrates centennial of enlisted assistant support

    Jan 12, 2010

    Sgt. Major Alvin Chaplin, U.S. Army Forces Command's senior chaplain assistant, likes to compare a chaplain assistant to an entire infantry company rolled into one Soldier. "In order to get the job done, he or she has to be able to do it all - company clerk, supply person, motor sergeant and combatant. The chaplain assistant has to set the conditions for the chaplain to succeed and the commander to execute the unit's religious programs," said Chaplin.

  • Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias kicks off in the Dominican Republic

    Jan 12, 2010

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (Jan. 8, 2010) - The annual exercise Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias (Allied Humanitarian Forces) kicks off next week in the Dominican Republic. Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias, a disaster response planning and coordination exercise which includes civilian officials, military forces and police officers from Central American and Caribbean Nations and the United States, as well as representatives of regional and international organizations, will take place Jan. 11-15 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

  • Budget for 2010 to help Guard equip, modernize

    Jan 12, 2010

    The Defense Appropriations Act's provisions include $710 million in additional equipment funding - including $575 million for the Army Guard.

  • To the end of the Earth and back

    Jan 12, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - Temperatures are getting low, but they still have a long way to go before they reach levels experienced by two Fort McPherson Civilian employees during tours with the Navy to Antarctica.

  • Former British soldier joins U.S. Army to serve in Afghanistan

    Jan 12, 2010

    At first glance Robert Sumner looks like any other American soldier - until he speaks. Then Sumner's thick British accent comes out.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps

    Jan 12, 2010

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers Speed Down Bobsled Track With Auto Racing Pros

    Jan 12, 2010

    The slogan "Army Strong" took on new meaning January 8-10, as twenty members of the New York Army National Guard teamed up with ten of the fastest race car drivers in the world for the fifth annual Lucas Oil Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge presented by Whelen Engineering. The Guard Soldiers served as brakemen, responsible for starting and stopping the sled.

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers Speed Down Bobsled Track With Auto Racing Pros

    Jan 12, 2010

    The slogan "Army Strong" took on new meaning January 8-10, as twenty members of the New York Army National Guard teamed up with ten of the fastest race car drivers in the world for the fifth annual Lucas Oil Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge presented by Whelen Engineering. The Guard Soldiers served as brakemen, responsible for starting and stopping the sled.

  • The Power of Blood Belongs to Donors

    Jan 12, 2010

    The Armed Services Blood Program honors donors in January for National Blood Donor Month.

  • 233rd Trans. Co. transports vehicles to improve ranges, gain experience

    Jan 12, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Recently, Fort Knox's 233rd Transportation Company supported the installation's range control with the movement of nearly 30 tanks from the Ground Maintenance Division to several ranges on post, Jan. 5-8.

  • District of Columbia city officials visit

    Jan 12, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl Horst hosts DC officials at his commands' Joint Operations Center on Friday (Jan. 8, 2010).

  • Fort McCoy chapels get major makeovers

    Jan 12, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Major renovations are under way in the Protestant Chapel, building 2672, which will cause a reorganization of the Fort McCoy worship schedule until late spring, said Garrison Chaplain (Col.) Steven Colwell. Arteaga Construction of Milwaukee is the general contractor for the project, which was detailed as part of the installation's master plan. Included in the project is installing modern forced air heating/cooling equipment and insulation, upgrading the restroom areas, adding chairs to replace the pews, and new carpeting. Colwell said the pews were not compatible with the new carpeting so they were removed and donated to a civilian church, which saved those costs.

  • Fort McCoy respite child care program helps families of deployed

    Jan 12, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. - Children of a deployed parent(s) in the Fort McCoy community are eligible for 16 hours of free respite child care per month. Jan Fink, Fort McCoy Child, Youth & School Services coordinator, said the program is funded through the Army Family Covenant.

  • New low-speed electric vehicles in operation at Fort McCoy

    Jan 12, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. --Eight low-speed electric vehicles (LSEV), which are powered by electric motors, are being incorporated into the Fort McCoy Transportation Motor Pool (TMP) motor fleet. Chris Brown, TMP supervisor, said LSEV vehicles are being provided as part of government plans to save money and energy by replacing some gas-powered passenger cars and small trucks with electric vehicles at all Army installations and selected other federal government organizations. The Fort McCoy fleet includes four passenger-type sedan vehicles and four cargo-type truck vehicles that run exclusively on electric power.

  • Klokot/Kllokot Mayor lauds success of decentralization at inauguration

    Jan 12, 2010

    Mayor SaA...A!a Mirkovic emphasized the success of implementing a decentralized government in this area of Kosovo during his recent inauguration ceremony. The event was attended by several Multi-National Task Force-East Soldiers, including the commander, Brig. Gen. Al Dohrmann. Dohrmann has attended a number of inaugurations in his area of responsibility to demonstrate the importance of a strong relationship between KFOR and Kosovo municipalities. Relationship building has been an effort of Dohrmann's since arriving in Kosovo in October, 2009.

  • 'Operation Christmas Aloha' Charity Receives Thanks

    Jan 12, 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.

  • MWR Events Calendar

    Jan 12, 2010

  • 263rd cuts up at Q-West

    Jan 12, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Soldiers of the 263rd Quartermaster Company, 395th Combat Service Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), operate a free clothing repair facility on Q-West open to service members and civilians.

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