Archive: Oct 2010

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  • Iraqi Police Canine program produces successful explosive detection dogs

    Oct 13, 2010

    <b>BAGHDAD —</b> This summer an Iraqi Police explosive-detection dog sniffed out one of the largest explosives caches uncovered in Iraq. Acting on information from Internal Affairs, the canine unit searched a farm in the southwestern province of Babylon uncovering five Katyusha rockets, three rocket-propelled grenades, two improvised-explosive devices, a kilogram of C4 explosives, and other supplies used to manufacture explosives.

  • Online housing referral network launches in Heidelberg

    Oct 13, 2010

    An online listing of rental housing will launch this month for U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg customers.

  • Military earns White House, Energy Department awards

    Oct 13, 2010

    Defense Department efforts to save energy and help the environment at installations around the world are receiving notice from the White House and the Energy Department.

  • Former NFL player talks to Heidelberg student-athletes

    Oct 13, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Former pro-football player and Super Bowl champ Derrick Mayes, has achieved a great deal in his 36 years and it's no surprise several of his accomplishments have been on a football field.

  • 'Spirit of Hope' winner debuts 'The Shield' inspired on USO tour

    Oct 13, 2010

    There was a sense of heightened awareness in the air, intermixed with a whirlwind of dust, laughter and country music as Grammy and Country Music Association award-winner Michael Peterson performed Oct. 10 at Joint Security Station Shield.

  • 2010 proves banner year for recruiting

    Oct 13, 2010

    U.S. military services had a banner year for recruiting and retention in fiscal 2010. The Army had the highest recruiting goal with 74,500 new Soldiers, and it recruited 74,577.

  • Old Guard places fourth at Warfighter Challenge

    Oct 13, 2010

    The best of the 289th MP Company, 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) won fourth place.

  • Moms, pops and tots tumble and twirl

    Oct 13, 2010

    LANDSTUHL, Germany -- By all accounts young Nathaniel Greene looks every bit the part of a future Olympic gymnast.

  • Army Africa takes delivery of Deployable Automated Cargo Measurement System

    Oct 13, 2010

    U.S. Army Africa's G-4 Mobility Division added a sophisticated piece of equipment to its inventory recently that will augment the command's ability to deploy and re-deploy a wide range of vehicles and cargo in short order. The arrival at Vicenza of the Deployable Automated Cargo Measurement System (DACMS) drew more than a dozen logistics professionals from Army Africa and the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza Directorate of Logistics to a briefing, demonstration and hands-on training at Caserma Ederle, Italy.

  • Army Africa specialists inspect munitions in Horn of Africa

    Oct 13, 2010

    Three U.S. Army Africa Soldiers deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Sept. 11-19 to support U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs G-4 branch in conducting Quality Assurance Inventory and Serviceability Inspections of munitions under the control of Combined Joint Task Force Aca,!" Horn of Africa.

  • Army Africa medical personnel attend revamped Tropical Medicine Course

    Oct 13, 2010

    To combat the affects of tropical diseases, and to ensure the health and safety of all Soldiers operating in the U.S. Africa Command operational area, the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, in coordination with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, has resurrected the teaching of its formerly defunct Tropical Medicine Course (TMC) and revamped it for the 21st century. The TMC was first taught in 1941 and discontinued in 1991, after 50 years. It was resurrected in 2010 in response to the operational needs of AFRICOM and the Special Operations Command.

  • Historian captures evolving story in Iraq

    Oct 12, 2010

    With a front-row seat to the history unfolding in Iraq, Army Lt. Col. LesAca,!a,,c Melnyk is capturing it all for posterity, so the American public knows the full story behind what happened there, and the military can learn from its experiences.

  • Fort Carson NOW! visits Motor Across the Nations Part 2

    Oct 12, 2010

  • Fort Carson NOW! at Motor Across the Nations Part 1

    Oct 12, 2010

  • Fort Carson NOW! visits with Evans Army Community Hospital

    Oct 12, 2010

    Fort Carson NOW! visits with Evans Army Community Hospital executive chef and a registered dietician to prepare a healthy meal.

  • Always Lightning

    Oct 12, 2010

    Stanfield donned his original service uniform once more during the 'Tropic Lightning Museum's' Living History day and professed his pride in the division was what made him happy to serve as a historic guide to visitors, Oct. 8.

  • Radford AAP celebrates new nitric-sulfuric acid facility

    Oct 12, 2010

  • History comes alive during 'Living History Day'

    Oct 12, 2010

    Soldiers and community are invited to the "Tropic Lightning Museum's" Living History Day, a day of hands-on learning and up-close history of the 25th Infantry Division, on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 8.

  • Fort Carson Now! visits Fort Carson's Oktoberfest

    Oct 12, 2010

    Fort Carson held an Oktoberfest on Oct. 2, 2010.

  • Afghan air assault nets weapons, ammo, intel

    Oct 12, 2010

    In the early morning hours of Oct. 8, U.S. and Afghan National Army Soldiers conducted a successful air-assault operation in the mountains of Khowst Province, resulting in the location and destruction of two insurgent weapons caches.

  • Human resource leaders take on BRAC challenges

    Oct 12, 2010

    Human resources leaders from across the post and other locations met at Fort Bragg, Oct. 5 to develop strategies to deal with the impact - good and bad - expected to result from the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)-directed relocation of thousands of Army civilian employees.

  • Europe's Multinational Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Training

    Oct 12, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> In today's contemporary operating environment, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are the weapons of choice for insurgents worldwide, requiring limited resources and basic skills, giving them an ability to conduct spectacular attacks with little investment. The IED is an indeterminate killer, and because every Soldier is at risk, all International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Troop Contributing Nations (TCN) must develop the same understanding of Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Training (C-IED) tactics and procedures before entering theater to protect the force, and better serve the Afghan people.

  • DOL transfers operational control to Army Materiel Command

    Oct 12, 2010

    Implementation of the Army's materiel enterprise was represented in a transfer of operational control ceremony held Oct. 8 at a Fort Hood Directorate of Logistics warehouse. The Army Sustainment Command's "Mighty" 407th AFSB now facilitates operational control of the DOL at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Staff Sgt. Robert Miller Medal of Honor ceremony

    Oct 12, 2010

    Photos from the White House ceremony on 6 Oct. 2010, during which Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

  • Air Cav takes families to the field

    Oct 12, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - When Soldiers leave home and go into a field training environment, family members are often left with a curiosity about what they endure while they are out training in the field.

  • Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 12, 2010

  • Legal Assistance Office earns 'Silver Star' of ABA awards

    Oct 12, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - For the first time since a devastating fire 20 months ago, the post's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate is back under one roof. The considerable efforts it took to reach that point were acknowledged this summer when the American Bar Association presented the Fort Benning Legal Assistance Office with the 2009 Legal Assistance for Military Personnel Distinguished Service Award.

  • Energy Awareness Army Senior Leader Message

    Oct 12, 2010

  • Maneuver Battle Lab evaluates modified rear sight for MK19

    Oct 12, 2010

    The Maneuver Battle Lab just wrapped up a weeklong evaluation of a modified rear sight for the MK19 40mm grenade machine gun, comparing its effectiveness to the current version from mounted and dismounted platforms.

  • Soldier wins military division of Iron Man triathlon

    Oct 12, 2010

    An Army captain finished first in the military division of the 2010 Iron Man Triathlon World Championships held in Kona-Kailua, Hawaii, Oct. 9.

  • Fort Carson Now!

    Oct 12, 2010

    Fort Carson Now! reports on Fort Carson's Outdoor Recreation and how they use sports like white water rafting as part of the Warrior Adventure Quest program on the installation to help Soldiers reintegrate back from the war zones.

  • Team award renamed Lacerda Cup

    Oct 12, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The team championship at the U.S. Army Combatives Tournament was renamed the Lacerda Cup in tribute to a Ranger and former champion who passed away earlier this year.

  • Crests cast at Arsenal

    Oct 12, 2010

    Workers at the Rock Island Arseanl (Ill.) used metal from old weapons to cast unit crests.

  • Worley takes 'God & Country Tour' to Soldiers, Families

    Oct 12, 2010

    Darryl Worley will share his love of country and those who defend it throughout his "God & Country Tour" of five U.S. Army installations this autumn.

  • Sustainment Command welcomes new Non-commissioned Officers

    Oct 12, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2010) - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosted an Non-commissioned Officer Induction Ceremony on Sept. 30 in Abrams Auditorium at Fort Knox's Patton Museum.

  • Training exercise Capital Shield 2011 tests urban search and rescue response

    Oct 12, 2010

    Exercise Capital Shield 11 includes mass casualties, collapsed building scenarios, and air response activities.

  • Army engages USA's future engineers at career fair

    Jun 2, 2011

    Hundreds of America's brightest engineering students explored how they can serve their country as Army civilian scientists at a career fair Oct. 9.

  • EDGE! youths and teens explore different interests after school

    Oct 12, 2010

    EDGE! teens, discuss clues during the Aca,!A"Amazing Adventure,Aca,!A? at the Ordnance Museum. This EDGE! program, held in August, was based loosely off the popular television show Aca,!A"The Amazing Race.Aca,!A? Participants were grouped into teams of two to find clues on the history of Aberdeen Proving Ground and successfully perform a variety of tasks at specified locations. Also, teens participated in an EDGE! Hip-Hop Dance program held at the Aberdeen Area Recreation Center during September.

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation

    Oct 12, 2010

    Stacie Beard, a prevention specialist for Harford County's Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center, Col. Orlando W. Ortiz, APG Garrison and Deputy Installation Commander, and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Rhoades sign the Domestic Violence Awareness Month proclamation on Oct. 1.

  • Customer service champions uphold garrison's 'pono' code

    Oct 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - John Warren planned to go to work, on his weekend, to finish editing video footage of a fallen Soldier's memorial service. Warren, one of four dedicated employees in the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii TV2 Multimedia/Visual Information Center, doesn't complain about working on the weekends.

  • Imagine an Army free of domestic abuse

    Oct 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Army prides itself on its values - loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, integrity, honesty and personal courage - and admonishes its Soldiers to live by these attributes.

  • APG celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 12, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Members of the Aberdeen Proving Ground community gathered to celebrate Hispanic American Heritage Month Sept. 29 at the Aberdeen Area Recreation Center.

  • Blue Star Card program receives large monetary donation

    Oct 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A $50,000 donation was presented to the Blue Star Card program, here, Oct. 1, during a ceremony at the Nehelani.

  • Red Dragons train for the fight

    Oct 12, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Although not every Soldier in the Army is an infantryman, they are still expected to know how to act in a combat environment.

  • Reading goes to the dogs

    Oct 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A little girl in a striped, sleeveless dress sat on the carpet, reading a book to a companion.

  • Greywolf spouses earn their spurs

    Oct 12, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Spouses of Soldiers with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division participated in a Spouse's Spur Ride, Oct. 8, here on Fort Hood.

  • Commander's Corner: School Liaison Services connects families, schools, communities

    Oct 12, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - We know how important children's education is to the readiness and well-being of Army families, so several resources are available to Army families to assist in their child's education.

  • Army Sustainment Command takes on installation logistics mission

    Oct 12, 2010

    Operational control of installation Directorates of Logistics passed from Installation Management Command to Army Materiel Command, which handed the mission to Army Sustainment Command.

  • ASAP celebrates life in support of Ntl. Suicide Prevention Month

    Oct 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army Substance Abuse Program team members marked the last day of national Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, Sept. 30, by holding a celebration of life at Kalakaua Community Park, here.

  • Black Jack inducts new sergeants

    Oct 12, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Noncommissioned officers from the 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, participated in the 15th BSB's NCO Induction Ceremony in the Club Hood Ballroom, Oct. 7.

  • Natick observes Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 12, 2010

    The Secretary of the Army has designated October 2010 as Energy Awareness Month. Public law mandates that the Army reduce its energy usage by 3 percent each year from 2007 to 2015. The Army needs to reduce energy consumption due to increasing demand, dwindling energy reserves and rising costs Aca,!" all of which have been further compounded by the Global War on Terrorism and natural disasters. For the Army to meet this goal, all of its employees need to contribute.

  • Fort Gordon housing director honored with award

    Oct 12, 2010

    FORT GORDON, Ga. -- Fort Gordon's housing program director didn't spend much time reveling in her Superior Civilian Service Award.

  • Discover inner thoughts of Fort Polk firefighters

    Oct 12, 2010

    FORT POLK La. -- Fort Polk firemen spent Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 3 through Saturday, educating the public about the basics of fire safety. The week highlights methods to prevent fires but also spotlights what firemen do and the importance of their jobs. Beyond understanding this pivotal work, there's a curiosity about the men and women who put their lives on the line to save others no matter the circumstance.

  • Fort Polk NCOs focus on professional development

    Oct 12, 2010

    "No one is more professional than I..." Those words are part of the non-commissioned officer creed, which is filled with similar phrases that reinforce the professionalism of U.S. Army NCOs. Fort Polk's NCO corps took time out on several occasions in September to network with each other and learn skills to improve their performance.

  • C-130 reunited with crew chief from Vietnam War

    Oct 12, 2010

    The two C-130s on Texas Avenue at Fort Polk, La., are not just mock-ups used for training. Rather, they are aircraft with a lot of history and sentimental value for one former Air Force crew chief who traveled to Fort Polk Oct. 1 to see his old bird. Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Bobby Hunter was a crew chief on the camouflaged C-130 from 1967-1968 in the midst of the Vietnam War. He tried for years to locate the plane and learned last year that it was here on post thanks to the help of Keith Morrow, installation G-3 air officer, and an aircraft historian who helped Hunter locate the plane.

  • 4th BCT deploys to eastern Afghanistan, community shows support

    Oct 12, 2010

    The Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk and the local community gave a warrior's send-off to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Sept. 30 at Honor Field as it prepares to deploy to Afghanistan.

  • "Depression is Treatable - Get Screened - Seek Care."

    Oct 12, 2010

    Article on Depression Awareness with signs and symptoms of depression and a list of resources.

  • Anonymous Online Mental Health Screening - October 2010

    Oct 12, 2010

    How have you been feeling lately' If you have been feeling consistently under the weather maybe something more is going on. Maybe you're depressed. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that one in six adults experience depression at some point during their lifetime (Fuentes, 2009). The good news is that depression is highly treatable, with up to 80 percent of people who receive treatment showing improvement within four to six weeks (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, 2009). In honor of National Depression Awareness Month, October 2010, the Rock Island Arsenal Employee Assistance Program (EAP) would like to offer you the opportunity to take the first step towards feeling better by completing a free, anonymous screening for depression, anxiety, and other common mental health conditions at: http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/ and enter keyword ASAP to complete a simple online questionnaire. You will receive immediate, customized feedback as well as the opportunity to schedule an EAP appointment for further evaluation if necessary.

  • DPTMS Updates Released Influenza Vaccination Information

    Oct 12, 2010

    This year's flu vaccine will be trivalent (with three different vaccine viruses) and will include the H1N1 vaccine. For more information on the vaccine and who should receive it please visit the CDC website at: www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/2010/r100224.htm There are several options for Rock Island Arsenal Service Members, Family Members, DoD employees, and Retirees to receive their vaccine this year.

  • Socio-cultural data collection provides insight for commanders

    Oct 12, 2010

  • "Set it and forget it" monitoring system provides remote surveillance

    Oct 12, 2010

    The Remote Monitoring System, or RMS, is a wireless remote sentry monitoring sensor developed at the U.S. Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command's communication-electronics center, or CERDEC. This quick-reaction capability can be left unattended for years and sends information wirelessly over a far distance to Soldiers at a base station.

  • General calls for better suicide prevention efforts

    Oct 12, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 8, 2010 - The military must address the stress wearing down the force and work to end the stigma surrounding mental health care to combat rising suicide rates, the chair of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Prevention of Suicide said today.

  • Last walk at the Tomb of the Unknowns

    Oct 12, 2010

    Sergeant Kyle Obrosky, a Topeka, Kansas native, lays a rose at the Tomb of the Unknowns

  • Colonel outlines construction hurdles in Afghanistan

    Oct 12, 2010

    Getting a construction project up and running -- estimating costs, approving budgets, working with area governments to ensure every aspect of the project meets myriad specifications - is thorny enough stateside.

  • Early flu shots key to prevention

    Oct 12, 2010

    With flu season already under way, the top Tricare military health plan official encourages the system's almost 9.7 million beneficiaries to get their flu shots as early as possible at a military medical facility or network provider, or -- in an increasingly popular option -- at any participating pharmacy.

  • Postal Service sets holiday mail deadline

    Oct 12, 2010

    The recommended mailing deadline for sending economy-priced holiday packages to servicemembers in Afghanistan, Iraq and other places around the world is Nov. 12, officials at the U.S. Postal Service say.

  • Phillips attends exhibit opening, presents memento to Belgian military museum

    Oct 12, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips, the assistant division commander (Rear) of the 3rd Infantry Division attended the opening of a Korean War exhibit at the Belgian Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History in Brussels, Belgium on Oct. 3. Phillips presented a Korean War era steel helmet with the 3rd Infantry Division patch painted on it to the museum.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army presents awards

    Oct 12, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey Jr. presented awards to two Soldiers and a Department of the Army civilian during a ceremony Oct. 11 at Camp Eggers.

  • WTU work program helps wounded warriors, KMC

    Oct 12, 2010

    In recent years Warrior Transition Units have become an important tool in helping wounded Soldiers. The WTU is a place where Soldiers can take time to heal and effectively manage their medical appointments. The WTU can also act as a transition point if a Soldier is going through a medical or physical evaluation board.

  • Spirit points liven up 10-miler

    Oct 12, 2010

  • Body, mind and spirit

    Oct 12, 2010

    The Task Force Destiny Consolidated Aid Station provides top of the line medical care and training to all its Soldiers deployed here in support of Operation Enduring Freedom while increasing morale and pride within the unit.

  • BOSS Safety Factor

    Oct 11, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The BOSS Safety Factor is a presentation specifically developed to target younger Soldiers who are prone to high-risk activities and is designed for use during Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) meetings.

  • Body, mind and spirit

    Oct 11, 2010

    The Task Force Destiny Consolidated Aid Station provides top of the line medical care and training to all its Soldiers deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom while increasing morale and pride within the unit.

  • Kickin' ALS

    Oct 11, 2010

    Task Force Destiny's Aviation Life Support Equipment shop is continually making transformations to improve the safety and endurance of pilots and crew members.

  • Cash Reward

    Oct 11, 2010

    Two Task Force Eagle Assault UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilots made a vital submission to the Army Suggestion Program while deployed to Iraq in 2006, which was worth a $10,000 reward.

  • Operation Northern Lights

    Oct 11, 2010

    The 1166th CHET Company greatly assisted in the drawdown of U.S. equipment from Iraq during Operation Northern Lights. During ONL, Soldiers of the CHET Company completed 19 retrograde missions, drove more than 7000 miles and transported more than 633 loads of U.S. equipment to Kuwait from Iraq.

  • Vigilance is their watchword

    Oct 11, 2010

    Army drivers endure deployment hardships without much recognition. They are often assigned to do much more than just drive, to include providing security to convoys moving in and out of Iraq.

  • Firefighter's Challenge kindles a break for Basra

    Oct 11, 2010

    Firefighters celebrated National Fire Prevention Week with a competition Oct. 7 to give Soldiers a little taste of what their job is like.

  • Safe Haven for supply convoys

    Oct 11, 2010

    Until recently, trucks stuck in traffic jams outside Contingency Operating Base Adder, a U.S. base near Nasiriyah, were experiencing small arms fire and theft as they waited for their turns to enter the base until Soldiers of the 224th Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) built a safe overflow lot to protect the incoming traffic.

  • Deployed runners emerge from Baghdad's 'shadow'

    Oct 11, 2010

    <b>BAGHDAD -</b> A warm breeze blows across the concrete basketball court on Forward Operating Base Union III as a small crowd begins to form in the pre-dawn hours. Accompanied by a few, very rare, falling rain drops, the number of people clad in assorted physical fitness attire steadily increases. Normally this very same scene plays out early each October in the Pentagon parking lot, as thousands of runners turn out to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler. While Union III is more than 6,200 miles east of Washington these runners, who number far less than the 30,000 participating in this year's Army Ten-Miler, remain undaunted as they gather to participate in the FOB's "Army Ten-Miler Shadow Run."

  • Basra recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 11, 2010

    Service members and Department of Defense civilians in Basra, Iraq, celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month at the United States Division-South Resiliency Campus with music, cultural dances and dinner Sept. 30.

  • Deployed runners emerge from Baghdad's 'shadow'

    Oct 11, 2010

    <b>BAGHDAD —</b> A warm breeze blows across the concrete basketball court on Forward Operating Base Union III as a small crowd begins to form in the pre-dawn hours. Accompanied by a few, very rare, falling rain drops, the number of people clad in assorted physical fitness attire steadily increases. Normally this very same scene plays out early each October in the Pentagon parking lot, as thousands of runners turn out to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler. While Union III is more than 6,200 miles east of Washington these runners, who number far less than the 30,000 participating in this year's Army Ten-Miler, remain undaunted as they gather to participate in the FOB's "Army Ten-Miler Shadow Run."

  • Tank: Save the Best for Last

    Oct 11, 2010

    A new kind of tank made its debut at the U.S. base near the Basra International Airport recently, and it was received with raucous applause.

  • Iron Brigade launches drive to give

    Oct 11, 2010

    The 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division kicked off their brigade's participation in the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas with a luncheon Oct. 3.

  • Team aids base closure in southern Iraq

    Oct 11, 2010

    United States Division-South is in the final stages of preparing Camp Bucca for its handover to the Iraqi government in December.

  • Team aids base closure in southern Iraq

    Oct 11, 2010

    United States Division-South is in the final stages of preparing Camp Bucca for its handover to the Iraqi government in December.

  • Iraqis build for country's defense

    Oct 11, 2010

    <b>BAGHDAD —</b> Lawyers are building staircases instead of court cases; school teachers are installing windows and doors instead of instilling knowledge; and chefs are pouring concrete instead of curry.

  • US, Iraqi aviators fly joint mission

    Oct 11, 2010

    The Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division is an aviation brigade from Fort Riley, Kan. The unit deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq this March in support of Operation New Dawn, and is now the only aviation brigade in Iraq. The brigade's main mission is the support of ground forces, which involves freedom of maneuver, counter-indirect fire, route clearance, and convoy security. It is also involved in advising and assisting Iraqi aviators across the country. The unit is the first ever enhanced aviation brigade, meaning that it has absorbed other units, becoming a super brigade of sorts. If there is something flying in Iraq, it likely wears the brigade's insignia, the historic "Big Red One." The brigade's work-horse battalion, the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, is actively involved in advising and assisting an Iraqi army Huey squadron on Camp Taji. The two units have completed several missions together in the Baghdad area. Here is a look at their most recent mission.

  • Army aviators hold conference in Iraq

    Oct 11, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - U.S. Army aviators serving in Iraq held a conference on Camp Taji, Oct. 7, to address several topics concerning Army aviation's current and future operations in Iraq. Senior aviators from across Iraq met on Camp Taji to discuss several logistical, tactical and strategic considerations in operating the brigade's assets across the country. Attendees not only included senior leaders from all of the brigade's subordinate units, but senior aviators from U.S. Forces-Iraq, all three U.S. division headquarters, and brigade aviation officers assigned to ground units.

  • USF-I senior NCOs gather to share information, coordinate efforts

    Oct 11, 2010

  • USD-N commander honors Gimlets in award ceremony at Warhorse

    Oct 7, 2011

    The United States Division-North Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo paid a special visit to the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment "Gimlets" for an award ceremony Oct. 6 at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq.

  • Afghan national swears allegiance to the U.S. in his native country

    Oct 10, 2010

    A gentle smile slowly rolled across his face as his fingers crept quietly across his name written in bold letters. Spc. Hamed Sikandary is finally a U.S. citizen. Hamed Sikandary is an Army Reserve Soldier and is currently deployed to his native country of Afghanistan. He came to the U.S. in 2008 seeking a better life, better opportunities and safety, all the things he wasn't afforded in his native country.

  • Army research director earns prestigious honor

    Jun 2, 2011

    ORLANDO, Fla. - After 27 years of developing the best technology for Army Soldiers, Dr. Gerardo Melendez received an award for executive excellence in the military.

  • America must engage minority students in science education, leaders say

    Jun 2, 2011

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- America must drastically improve science education in minority communities to remain a great country, senior leaders said at the 2010 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference.

  • Columbus Day Safety Message

    Oct 9, 2010

  • Mother, son celebrate promotion in Iraq

    Oct 9, 2010

    TALLIL, Iraq - "I am happy and glad it's done." That is how Kenieth Mayweather, described his promotion to the rank of captain, Oct.7, on Camp Adder, Iraq. His mother, Sgt. Maj. Rue Mayweather, was there to share the special moment. She performed the ceremonial "pinning" and the first salute to her son as a captain. "I've been to every one of his promotions," said Rue. "I wouldn't have missed this for the world."

  • Sixty-three 'Battle Boar' Soldiers participate in regiment's largest reenlistment cer

    Oct 9, 2010

  • Afghan Kandahar Air Wing celebrates milestones of first year

    Oct 9, 2010

    The Afghan Kandahar Air Wing celebrated the achievements of their inaugural year with a flight line ceremony at Kandahar Airfield Oct. 5.

  • Afghan Air Force learn English in Kandahar

    Oct 9, 2010

    Afghanistan Air Force airmen at the Kandahar Air Wing are taking part in a program to improve their English as part of their training to better communicate with coalition forces.

  • Students seek careers at College Bowl

    Sep 9, 2011

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Hundreds of college students seeking jobs are partnering with government and industry in a unique event during the 2010 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference here Oct. 7-9.

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