Archive: Oct 2010

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  • Fort Riley recycling program saves money, resources

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Plastics, glass, cans and paper are just some of the things that can be recycled at the Fort Riley Recycling Center, located in Building 1980 at Camp Funston. "Recycling is essential to save valuable landfill space," said Scott Allen, operations supervisor of the recycle program. "If we refused to recycle, these products would end up in our landfills and reduce the life expectancy of those landfills."

  • Petersen signs Domestic Abuse Awareness Month proclamation

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - One in four women will be the victims of domestic violence sometime in her life, Carolyn Tolliver-Lee said Oct. 1 at the Domestic Violence Proclamation signing at Riley's Conference Center. "It is real and it does occur," she said. "It occurs here in our community and outside of our gates. Can you imagine what goes on behind those doors'"

  • Last Transition Team trained at Fort Riley redeploys

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - As Sgt. 1st Class Bill Flippo, his wife, Char, and the couple's three sons, Shawn, 8, Nathan, 7, and Hunter, 2, waited for Flippo's friend, Master Sgt. Kenneth Reynold's redeployment ceremony to start, Flippo reminisced about how he and Reynolds met. The two Soldiers met in 1999 when they were stationed with the 3rd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, out of Fort Bragg, N.C. They deployed together to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

  • The Army's top fighters: More than 450 Soldiers clash in sixth annual U.S. Army Combatives Tour

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The field expanded by 30 percent to a record high at the sixth annual U.S. Army Combatives Tournament. Officials said the talent pool grew right along with it. More than 450 Soldiers from installations around the world clashed over three straight days at Fort Benning's Smith Fitness Center.

  • Combat Aviation Brigade re-signs covenant with Pottawatomie County

    Oct 8, 2010

    WAMEGO, Kan. - On Oct. 3, the Combat Aviation Brigade signed its second Army Community Covenant with Pottawatomie County in a formal ceremony headlined the final day of Wamego's OZtoberfest. The Army Community Covenant signing between the CAB and Pottawatomie County was coupled with another ceremony honoring World War II and Korean War veterans.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Dustin "Shannon" Berry

    Oct 8, 2010

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Dustin "Shannon" Berry

  • Strength in diversity

    Oct 8, 2010

    These are the people we mean when we refer to "Hispanic heritage" and the month set aside to honor their contributions to America.

  • Deployment Watch: 2nd Brigade Combat Team

    Oct 8, 2010

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Warriors" are actively fulfilling their mission to advise and assist the Iraqi Security Forces within the Diyala Province. Check out the latest photos sent to us at the Division Public Affairs Office.

  • Makeover turns dated clinic into space-age facility

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-A 13-month renovation project has transformed the Col. Boyd Lee Smith Dental Clinic from a drab retro 1970s eyesore into a shiny, high-tech futuristic facility. Mountain Post and U.S. Army Dental Activity Fort Carson leadership celebrated the clinic's $10.8 million complete renovation, which included stripping the dAfAcor from its walls and replacing outdated equipment with the most-advanced dental technologies available, with an official grand reopening ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 22.

  • Fort Riley continues partnership with Clay County, Clay Center through covenant re-signing

    Oct 8, 2010

    CLAY CENTER, Kan. - Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, received a very special 'welcome home' from the community of Clay Center, Kan., during an Army Community Covenant ceremony Sept. 25. The ceremony was to reaffirm the partnership by re-signing the covenant created between the 'Raiders' Squadron, Clay County and Clay Center in August of 2008.

  • SWIOC welcomes warrior citizens home from OEF/OIF

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- More than 20 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the South West Information Operations Center Regional Computer Emergency Response Team, South West Asia, were recognized for their service during a ceremony at Blesse Auditorium Oct. 3.

  • Textbook Science Comes Alive For Students

    Oct 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In groups of about 15, high school students from across north Alabama got an up close view Sept. 29 of the helicopters, missiles and various hardware systems that have established Redstone Arsenal as a leader in engineering and development throughout the Army.

  • 470th MI Brigade speaker talks spiritual resiliency

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Members of the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade received a message in spiritual resiliency Sept. 20 from a man who has exemplified the quality for the last four decades.

  • 14th MI Battalion conducts warrior training

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The 14th Military Intelligence Battalion conducted Warrior Tasks and Battle Drill Training Sept. 14-17, the first major training event after a year overseas.

  • Dellarocco Leaving With Fond Memories Of Redstone

    Oct 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Gone tomorrow is the signature e-mail tag and greeting that has been the hallmark of a Team Redstone war fighter, whose singular contributions to the Free World's defense have been acknowledged across the globe.

  • Fort Carson event offers taste of Germany

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-The Mountain Post community got a sample of German culture Saturday at The Hub with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Oktoberfest.

  • DBIDS installation on schedule

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Fort Sam Houston is currently installing the Defense Biometrics Identification System or DBIDS at all gates. An enhanced identity authentication and force protection system, DBIDS was installed at Lackland and Randolph Air Force Bases last year as mandated by Department of Defense.

  • Transfer of Authority confirms FSH 'Armyness' continues

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A transfer of authority ceremony at the Quadrangle Sept. 30 confirmed the "Armyness" of Fort Sam Houston would continue. The ceremony symbolized the transfer of the garrison's Army-specific functions to Army Support Activity manager Frank E. Blakely II.

  • Leader Equipped With A Customer's View

    Oct 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The customer has come to the Aviation and Missile Command in the steps of Col. Chandler "Skip" Sherrell.

  • School Troops Begin March To Fort Lee

    Oct 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Some 250,000 Soldiers and Marines have graduated from the Ordnance school at Redstone in the past 58 years.

  • Fort Carson program helps Families T.H.R.I.V.E.

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-A new program at Fort Carson is designed to help military Families take advantage of the numerous on-and off-post resources so they can stay active and thrive during deployments instead of simply survive them. More than 1,000 Fort Carson community members attended the first T.H.R.I.V.E. program event at the Special Events Center Sept. 30 that showcased more than 60 area agencies that provide services or activities at minimal or no cost, or provide discounts for military Families. All agencies offer something that falls under at least one of the T.H.R.I.V.E. principles - Training, Health, Resilience, Improving quality of life, Volunteer and Education.

  • 'Teamwork is the key to success'

    Oct 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Col. Bob Pastorelli and his wife, Anna, are not ones to buck tradition.

  • Fort Bragg commemorates Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Oct 8, 2010

    Army commanders, Soldiers, Army Families, and all members of the Army community are in strategic positions to lead the Army's efforts to prevent domestic abuse. Fort Bragg leadership is fully committed to support its Families and assist them in overcoming any negative forces that diminish their health and well being. Domestic abuse, in any degree, undermines that commitment. As Army Families live with multiple stressors, deployments and their aftermath, conflict and distress, the involvement of the entire Army community is critical.

  • Fort Bragg program specialist leads SKIESUnlimited

    Oct 8, 2010

    Paul Driessen was a combat engineer. After a decorated military career, he moved from Germany to Fort Bragg in 2004, to run the School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited program as its instructional program specialist. Started by the Department of Army in 2004, SKIESUnlimited is an instructional program that enables children and youth to expand their knowledge, inspire, explore and acquire new "schools," based on a four-school system. The schools are the school of sports, arts, life skills and academic skills, Driessen said.

  • Fort Bragg observes Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 8, 2010

    Did you know that the Month of October is Energy Awareness Month' Each year the Department Of Energy and Federal Energy Management Program encourage federal facilities to celebrate by hosting awareness campaigns for Energy Awareness Month and this year's theme is "Powering America We're on Target!" The theme depicts how federal agencies continue to zero in on energy targets to stimulate the economy, lower operating expenses, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve long-term energy and economic security. Fort Bragg will host events at Family housing and retail centers and contests in the schools and for any personnel working or living here.

  • Fort Bragg teen travels to California, New York for movie production

    Oct 8, 2010

    It is common for teen-aged girls to have aspirations of working in Hollywood, but for most, their dreams of traveling to California are just that - a dream. For one Fort Bragg Family member and survivor, the call from Hollywood became a reality when she was chosen as part of a team to produce one, of two, short-story movies for skin care company, Skintimate.

  • Fort Bragg Army Community Service hosts information fair

    Oct 8, 2010

    The Army Community Service hosted a Fort Bragg community information fair, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fort Bragg Club. The fair included more than 70 organizations from the Fort Bragg and local community area. The event provided an opportunity for Soldiers, Family members and Department of Defense employees to find out about an array of resources and programs available to them on Fort Bragg and in the Fayetteville area.

  • Fort Bragg spouse pens grant request for Fayetteville Cares

    Oct 8, 2010

    An organization that plays a big part in showing how much the community appreciates its military members at Fort Bragg is Fayetteville Cares, which, according to its mission statement, is a community based organization that provides support to our military personnel and their Families before, during and after deployments. To ensure that military members, including single Soldiers are not forgotten once they deploy and redeploy, Brenna Berger, a military spouse at Fort Bragg, drafted a grant request to the Armed Service Mutual Benefit Association that would eventually be awarded to Fayetteville Cares.

  • Chaplain leads first-ever animal blessing on Fort Bragg

    Oct 8, 2010

    On the morning of Oct. 2, pet owners and their beloved animals gathered in front of the Main Post Chapel for the first Blessing of the Pets in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Led by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Brisson, Command Chaplain for the U.S. Army Special Forces Command, the service included Bible readings, prayers and blessings of each animal present. Pet owners were given a special medallion to be worn by each animal.

  • Military Information Support Soldiers receive supply excellence award

    Oct 8, 2010

    Three Soldiers from Company D, 3rd Battalion, 4th Military Information Support Group have received recognition as the top unit modified table of organization and equipment supply section in all of U. S. Army Special Operations Command for 2010.

  • Fort Rucker Wounded Warrior Project hosts annual hunt

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Community members can support injured servicemembers while participating in some local people's favorite autumn sport.

  • POW, Medal of Honor recipient shares experience with flight school students

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A Medal of Honor recipient, Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war encouraged members of B Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment to "learn as much as (they) can" while in the Army.

  • The view from my foxhole: Army suicides

    Oct 8, 2010

    As the Army wrestles with the rise of suicides, there are several observations from the spiritual domain of resiliency that merit discussion. Itgoes without saying that no two suicides are identical. There are, however, common threads that link many acts of self-destruction such as the loss of significant relationships, drug and alcohol abuse, stress, financial and health problems. Soldiers (and spouses) need an honest-to-God, no-kidding battle buddy to help them through difficult times. That buddy or roommate sticks to them every day. This idea is on target because we are our brothers' keeper and when one suffers we all suffer.

  • Fort Bragg enacts new child care fee policy

    Oct 8, 2010

    Parents at Fort Bragg child care facilities may have noticed a slight increase in fees this week, as the Department of Defense-proposed new fee policy took effect Oct. 1 throughout the services. The new fee policy, which is the result of a 2008 study conducted by DoD, may cause Fort Bragg Families to see an increase of between $14 and $32 for residents who use full-day child care. Patrons of the post's School Age Program may see an increase between $8 and $46 per month, according to officials at Fort Bragg's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate.

  • Fort Rucker Hispanic Dance Night a 'great time'

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and civilians danced the night away during the first Hispanic Dance Night at The Landing Sept. 30.

  • Fort Bragg renews commitment to Soldiers, Families

    Oct 8, 2010

    On Sept. 29, Fort Bragg officials renewed its commitment to the Army Family by signing the Army Family Covenant in a 3 p.m. ceremony at Tolson Youth Activities Center on Normandy Drive. Army Family Covenant is a commitment to provide a quality of life commensurate with the Soldier's dedicated service to the nation.

  • Gate to Gate-- Race honors Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- About 130 people ran in honor of cultural diversity during the annual Hispanic Heritage Month Gate-to-Gate race Oct. 2.

  • Three Fort Bragg facilities compete at annual Philip A. Connelly competition

    Oct 8, 2010

    Fort Bragg chefs are set to defend the installation's title during the Army's most prestigious culinary competition - the Phillip A. Connelly awards. Separate teams will evaluate Fort Bragg at the small DFAC level (the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade dining facility) and in the active Army field competition (126th Transportation Company, 82nd Sustainment Bde., ) during October and November. Fort Bragg is at a historical level because the installation has made it to the DA level with all three events. This has never been accomplished by any other installation.

  • Fort Rucker flight simulation passes 250,000 hours

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Flight School XXI students recently surpassed a quarter-million hours in TH-67 Creek flight simulation, according to Directorate of Simulation officials.

  • Col. Edward B. Daly is honored at retirement ceremony

    Oct 8, 2010

    Col. Edward B. Daly, deputy commanding officer of the United States Army Alaska, is retiring from the military at the end of this year. Daly was recently honored at a retirement ceremony befitting an all- American warrior. Family, friends and colleagues gathered at the Last Frontier Community and Activity Center Sept. 28 to applaud the stellar career of a Soldier.

  • New Command Sgt. Maj. at 12th Aviation Battalion

    Oct 8, 2010

    A Charge of Responsibility ceremony was held by the 12th Aviation Battalion "Wings of Freedom"

  • Army, Air Guard meet end strength for FY 2010

    Oct 8, 2010

    During the 2010 fiscal year, the Army and Air National Guard met their end strength goals, National Guard officials announced here today.

  • Fort Carson BOSS reps talk quality of life

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-About 55 representatives from units across Fort Carson gathered for the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Army Family Action Plan conference at Elkhorn Conference Center Sept. 28. The conference is a precursor to the installation AFAP conference to be held later this year, said Sgt. Curtis Bartlett, BOSS president.

  • New York State Musem "Citizen Soldier" Exhibit is Now Online:Website Tells the Story of Ne

    Oct 8, 2010

    The New York State Museum's story of the New York Army National Guard "Citizen Soldier" is now available online. "Citizen Soldier: New York's National Guard in the American Century" chronicles a history that is based on a tradition dating back to colonial times in a state that has always been guided by the principle that its defense lies in the hands of its citizenry. Citizen soldiers are everyday people who put their lives on hold to defend, aid and protect their communities and their country. From militiamen defending their homes on the colonial frontier, to individuals serving in conflicts around the globe, New Yorkers continue this legacy of service to the present day.

  • Tiny particles, huge impact: Nanotechnology to help warfighters

    Oct 8, 2010

    From the tanks they drive, to the armor they wear, to the ammunitions they fire - the "nano" powders developed by ARDEC's nanotechnology team can have practical applications in nearly every part of the Soldier's inventory.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest: let the healing begin

    Oct 8, 2010

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers learn to deal with post-deployment adrenaline issues.

  • Drive home becomes rescue mission

    Oct 8, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - For Spc. Roger E. Dennen Jr., 22, a simple drive home to have lunch with his fiancAfA evolved into a life-saving event. He was on his way home on Aug. 26 when he spotted a car that had collided with a tree near the corner of 176th and Pacific Avenue, in Tacoma.In the tradition of a Good Samaritan and a good Soldier trained in first aid, he stopped to help.

  • Raiders reunite with community partners

    Oct 8, 2010

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. - There were smiles on the faces of the Soldiers and leaders from the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division "Raiders" as they greeted their Adopt-A-Company partners at a social Sept. 23 at the Lakewood City Hall.

  • Firepower Conference addresses IED defeat mission

    Oct 8, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny was host to a national group of engineers, first responders, and industry and defense leaders during the 35th Annual National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Firepower Conference here Sept. 28.

  • Changes continue at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Oct 8, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A week has passed since Joint Base Lewis-McChord final operational capability began, and it's also been the first week of Network Enterprise Center support for telephone and computer networks on McChord Field.

  • Program brings fresh produce to military Families on Fort Carson

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Balfour Beatty Communities hosted a farmers market Sept. 24 at the Joel Hefley Community Center on Fort Carson. Unlike typical farmers markets, the fresh local produce was free to Fort Carson housing residents and military Families.

  • Training the millennial generation, changes to initial entry training

    Oct 8, 2010

    Being innovative, understanding the new generation of Soldiers entering our Army, and continuing to advance training roused a crowd of more than 200 participants in the Initial Military Training Conference held in St. Louis, Mo. 4-7 October. Organized by the 108th Training Command, and led by the office, deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training, the four-day conference focused on revisions in programs of instruction, initiatives for everything from nutrition to sexual harassment, reinforcing cadre training, integrating technology, and further developing training to better assist the millennial generation learner.

  • Fort Rucker resources offer abuse victims help

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- October is Domestic Abuse Prevention Month, and sometimes violent situations escalate to a point where medical professionals or counselors are required to help.

  • Comedy Live, Jay Black coming to The Landing

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- People looking for a night of laughter and enjoyment can watch two comedians perform at The Landing Oct. 15, beginning at 8 p.m.

  • Fort Bliss couple becomes citizens together 8,000 mi. apart

    Oct 8, 2010

    Before they were married, Spc. Reni Johnson and his wife Claudia decided they were going to become U.S. citizens. Several years later, and more than 8,000 miles apart their dream had came true.

  • Fort Rucker CARE teams assist Families

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Casualty Assistance Response Team members underwent certification training Sept. 30 to better prepare them to assist Family members of fallen or injured servicemembers.

  • Fort Rucker names top instructors of quarter

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker officials honored seven post instructors at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Sept. 29 during the Instructor of the Quarter ceremony.

  • Association honors Fort Rucker air traffic controller

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A senior air traffic controller with more than 40 years of service was selected to receive the Air Traffic Control Association's Chairman's Citation of Merit Award recently.

  • Fort Carson inaugurates community-linked program

    Oct 8, 2010

    The Warrior Family Community Partnership, a program that connects Fort Carson Soldiers and Families with local communities and organizations, held an open house Sept. 24 at The Hub. The partnership is an extension of the Army Community Covenant, an Army program that partners units and installations with local communities to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and their Families.

  • DHS, Fort Rucker MPs share survival tips for active shooter incidents

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Most people think it will never happen to them, or where they work, live or go to school.

  • SSG Robert Miller Medal of Honor Remarks

    Oct 8, 2010

  • Training the millennial generation, changes to initial entry training

    Oct 8, 2010

    Being innovative, understanding the new generation of Soldiers entering our Army, and continuing to advance training roused a crowd of more than 200 participants in the Initial Military Training Conference held in St. Louis, Mo. 4-7 October. Organized by the 108th Training Command, and led by the office, deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training, the four-day conference focused on revisions in programs of instruction, initiatives for everything from nutrition to sexual harassment, reinforcing cadre training, integrating technology, and further developing training to better assist the millennial generation learner.

  • Secretary of the Army Medal of Honor Speech

    Oct 8, 2010

    ... But by whatever measure, in SSG Robert Miller's case, there is no need to wonder - he made a difference ...

  • U.S. pilots advise, assist fledging Afghan Air Corps

    Oct 8, 2010

    Afghan and American pilots flew two MI-17 transport helicopters on a routine troop movement mission to several forward operating bases throughout the southern part of Afghanistan Sept. 22.

  • Creativity is "icing on the cake" for Picatinny engineer

    Oct 8, 2010

    By day, she inspects gun barrels, cartridge cases, bullets, and odds and ends from various weapon systems to study their metallurgical properties. But in her off-duty hours, Materials Engineer Michelle Schutz puts down the weaponry and switches to a new set of materials: butter, sugar, flour - and plenty of icing.

  • ARDEC Lean Six Sigma team honored for in-house training program

    Oct 8, 2010

    When it comes to teaching the tricks of the trade of business process and product improvement, the Lean Six Sigma Competency Office (LSSCO) at Picatinny Arsenal knows that teamwork is critical. In fact, their teamwork recently won a Federal Executive Board (FEB) of Metropolitan Northern New Jersey annual award, which will be presented to the group in Oct. 6 in Paterson, N.J.

  • Commentary: More running events possible with unit partners

    Oct 8, 2010

    By partnering with units on post, Fort Leavenworth Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation has expanded the number of running events on post.

  • ILE students help Fort Leavenworth Garrison improve security

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- Two Army majors, one an engineer and the other an aviator, are using a course project at the Command and General Staff College to improve the security of Fort Leavenworth. Majors Rich Berry and Arlo Reese, both Intermediate Level Education students in the 2010-02 class at CGSC, are taking a course, Installation Preparedness.

  • Maneuver Center of Excellence to host U.S. Army Robotics Rodeo

    Oct 8, 2010

    More than 50 robotics companies from across the country will display their technologies during the 2010 U.S. Army Robotics Rodeo at Fort Benning's McKenna MOUT Site Oct. 12-15. The rodeo will be co-hosted by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center - or TARDEC - based in Warren, Mich.

  • 298th SMC C&E Shop keeps eyes, ears of Soldier going

    Oct 8, 2010

    Article on the work that the 103rd ESC does in Iraq.

  • Medal of Honor recipient enshrined in Hall of Heroes

    Oct 8, 2010

    A day after Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller's Family accepted the posthumously-awarded Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama, the noncommissioned officer was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, before a standing-room-only audience.

  • Former pro athlete turned recruiter inspires, informs students

    Oct 8, 2010

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The statistics paint a harsh picture.

  • Baker joins distinguished list of Thayer Award recipients

    Oct 8, 2010

    Former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, was presented the 2010 West Point Sylvanus Thayer Award on Oct. 7 at a dinner in his honor. The Thayer Award is presented annually by the West Point Association of Graduates to an outstanding U.S. citizen whose service and accomplishments exemplify the ideals expressed in the West Point motto "Duty, Honor, Country."

  • Combating stress: Bamberg offers counseling services for Soldiers, families

    Oct 8, 2010

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Deployments can be a confusing and tumultuous time for some children.

  • Kris Allen, band rock out for Soldiers and Families

    Oct 8, 2010

  • Kandahar Naturalization Ceremony Part 2

    Oct 8, 2010

    Eighty-eight Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from 37 different countries took the Oath of Allegiance and became U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony Oct. 1 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Kandahar Naturalization Ceremony Part 1

    Oct 8, 2010

    Eighty-eight Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from 37 different countries took the Oath of Allegiance and became U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony Oct. 1 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Medal of Honor recipient inducted into Hall Of Heroes

    Oct 8, 2010

    A Pentagon ceremony today formally inscribed the name of Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, who yesterday was awarded a posthumous Medal of Honor, onto the nation's list of military heroes.

  • Army EOD technicians train with South Korean units

    Oct 8, 2010

    BLACKHAWK VILLAGE, South Korea - As a plague spreads through a major city, the only thing standing between millions of people and the antidote is a room full of explosive booby-traps.

  • Army civilian engineer takes honors at national conference

    Jun 2, 2011

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Angel Cruz's grandfathers left Puerto Rico to fight for America. Six decades later, Cruz earned a prestigious honor as one of seven Hispanic STEM Military and Civilian Heroes.

  • Stanley BOSS closes out summer with bash

    Oct 7, 2010

    CAMP STANLEY, South Korea - With summer fading fast and the traditional Korean holiday Chuseok past, the Better Opportunity for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers chapter threw a block party Sept. 24 on the softball field for servicemembers living in southwest Uijeongbu.

  • Matos powers his way to Warrior Country heavyweight title

    Oct 7, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Rafael Matos, Troop B, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, deadlifts 550 pounds during the Warrior Country Powerlifting Championship Sept. 25 at Casey Garrison's Carey Physical Fitness Center.

  • Warrior Country athletes crush 8th Army competition

    Oct 7, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON - Aundi Lynch and Elijah Ash spearheaded a dominating performance by Warrior Country athletes at the 8th Army Track and Field Championship Sept. 18 at Schoonover Bowl.

  • Second mayoral meeting stresses understanding

    Oct 7, 2010

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - Aretha Franklin was nowhere to be found at the Human Vill Apartments Sept. 27, but Dongducheon city and U.S. Army officials in this community that is home to 2nd Infantry Division units were doing their best to tout her message of "respect" for the Korean and American residents living in the 272-unit complex.

  • Release of Protected Health Information to Commanders

    Oct 7, 2010

    <b>What it is' </b> Commanders play a vital role in the health and wellness of Soldiers and therefore must receive Soldiers' protected health information (PHI) from medical providers to make informed decisions about a Soldier's fitness and duty limitations. There are however, limits to the information providers may release. The Army must balance a Soldier's right to privacy with mission requirements and the commander's right to know.

  • Strykers from last Iraq combat brigade arrive at Canaveral

    Oct 7, 2010

    The last Stryker Brigade Combat Team to leave Iraq has arrived home at Port Canaveral, Fla. In an unusual mission for SDDC's Cape Canaveral Detachment, part of 832nd Transportation Battalion, more than 300 vehicles were moved through a port best known for cruises and space shuttle missions.

  • Mothers of fallen servicemembers travel to Iraq

    Oct 7, 2010

    SULAYMANIA, Iraq - The Gold Star Mothers Organization was created to provide emotional support to U.S. women who have lost a son or daughter in the line of duty. Nine of these Gold Star Mothers traveled to the Sulaymania Arts Center for a three-day conference, beginning Sept. 26. For these mothers, it was a chance to see what their child was fighting for and to see the outcome of a war that claimed their child's life.

  • Stewart-Hunter delegates conclude 2010 AFAP Conference

    Oct 7, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - Thirty-five delegates - Soldiers, spouses and Army Civilians - concluded three days of discussions for the 2010 Army Family Action Plan Conference at Club Stewart, Oct. 1.

  • Dickinson County, Fort Riley reaffirm commitment with covenant

    Oct 7, 2010

    ABILENE , Kan. - On a beautiful day in Abilene, Kan., during its annual Chisholm Trail Days celebration, the Soldiers of the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and the citizens of Dickinson County reaffirmed their commitment to each other by renewing their partnership under the Army Community Covenant.

  • Fort Stewart Family and MWR opens new dining, entertainment facility

    Oct 7, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - A grand opening ceremony for Thunder Run, the contemporary, combination dining area and bar, which already is generating "oohs" and "ahhs" from guests who have sampled the food and enjoyed the environment, will be held at 10 a.m., Oct. 13.

  • Korean War veteran receives Purple Heart after 57 years

    Oct 7, 2010

    In 1953, toward the end of the Korean War, 17-year-old Pvt. David W. Mills, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Divison, was taken captive by the Chinese during the battle for Outpost Charlie, declared missing in action by the U.S. government, then assumed killed. After 57 years, Mills, 74, was presented the oldest U.S. military award, the Purple Heart, for wounds received in action in the Republic of Korea by Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff , during the 91st Annual Society of the 3rd Infantry Division Reunion in Washington, D.C., Sept. 15.

  • Final Sledgehammer flight returns: CSM redeploys with 3rd HBCT for final time

    Oct 7, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - As he stepped of the plane that had returned to Fort Benning from Iraq, Command Sgt. Maj. James Pearson, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, had many things he was proud of. He just completed his second and final tour in Iraq as the command sergeant major of the 3rd HBCT, and he saw his Soldiers and that country transform since going there as part of "The Surge" in 200

  • Oct. 7, 2010 - Remarks at Pentagon Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony for SSG Robert J. Miller

    Oct 7, 2010

    ... As we've heard, he sacrificed his life to make a difference for his fellow Soldiers; he upheld the values he coveted most dearly in order to secure our Nation's future: loyalty, duty, selfless service, honor - personal courage ...

  • Small team trains for big mission

    Oct 7, 2010

    Four vehicles, two trailers and 23 people doesn't sound like much, but that's the idea: it represents the total framework of the Deployable Assessment Team, a small group of professionals with minimal baggage and a mission to rapidly respond when disaster strikes in the Pacific. The U.S. Army, Pacific's Contingency Command Post DAT is a unique concept on the way to becoming fully operational capable in the coming months. The DAT exercised a milestone in this endeavor through a load exercise conducted at Hickam Air Force Base Oct. 1.

  • Mothers of fallen Soldiers travel to Iraq

    Oct 7, 2010

    Nine Gold Star mothers traveled to the Sulaymania Arts Center, Sept. 26, for a three-day conference and a chance to see the outcome of a war that claimed their children's lives and what their loved ones were fighting for.

  • Motorcyclists should prepare for cool weather

    Oct 7, 2010

    Because of Southwest Oklahoma's mild weather, motorcycling is pretty much a year-round activity in the Lawton-Fort Sill community. With the fall weather rolling in, here are some safety and cold weather riding tips from Garry Gaede, Fires Center of Excellence Field Artillery Branch safety manager.

  • Retired Korean officer visits Sill, reminisces

    Oct 7, 2010

    When HyoWon Choi visited Fort Sill Sept. 27 it coincided with the date of his first visit. This time Choi was aided by his daughter Bo, who drove a comfortable, foreign car onto post and then to the Field Artillery Museum. Previously, Choi and 100 Republic of Korea Army officers sailed into San Francisco then boarded a train for a three-day transcontinental trip arriving at Fort Sill for artillery training Sept. 27, 1951.

  • DOL refurbishes current equipment, artifacts

    Oct 7, 2010

    When a Fort Sill unit has a tactical piece of equipment that needs to refurbished, it sends it to the Fort Sill Directorate of Logistics Maintenance Division. The facility's almost 290 contract workers from World Technical Services, Inc. fix everything from 3-kilowatt generators to humvees to 5-ton trucks.

  • Rock Island Arsenal wraps up 100th year machinist apprentice class

    Oct 7, 2010

    The Rock Island Arsenal graduated another class in machinist apprentice program. The program celebrated its 100th year earlier this summer. The program provides would-be machinists with 700 hours of classroom training and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. Graduates support military readiness by manufacturing artillery, gun mounts, recoil mechanisms, small arms and other components. Nine graduates received their certificates today, with nine receiving them in a ceremony held earlier this summer.

  • Fort Sill commander grants Soldier clemency

    Oct 7, 2010

    Fort Sill's Commanding General has granted clemency to a decorated war veteran. Sgt. Justin Boyle was charged with involuntary manslaughter in September 2009 for the death of Pfc. Luke Brown, a fellow paratrooper at Fort Bragg, N.C.

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