Archive: Oct 2010

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  • Fort Rucker supply store reopens

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Community members and officials celebrated the grand reopening of the Fort Rucker Base Supply Store during a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 20.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers run in 26th Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 28, 2010

    WASHINGTON - Citizens were awakened Sunday by the thunder of Soldiers running through the nation's capital.

  • Marne Faces, Marne Places: Vanguard MP awarded Purple Heart

    Oct 28, 2010

  • Tough training yields ASC team high placement in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 28, 2010

    A team of eight runners from the Rock Island Arsenal's Army Sustainment Command participated in the 26th running of the Army Ten-Miler on Oct. 24 in Arlington, Va. Master Sgt. Louis Aguilar lead this year's all active-duty team as the coach and as a third-time runner in this annual event. RIA's ASC team finished 84th out of 652 teams and fourth out of 47 teams in the All Comers category. This year's team improved by 201 total positions from last year's team.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers 'Run for Will'

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Three hundred Soldiers milled around in the early morning haze at the old motorcycle training range across from the Installation Post Office Oct. 22.

  • 3rd ID troops continue to return to Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield

    Oct 28, 2010

  • 'I Am Drug Free' -- Red ribbons symbolize drug-free lifestyle

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Red Ribbon Week runs through Oct. 31, and post officials want people to be proactive in preventing drug abuse through this year's theme, "I Am Drug Free."

  • USF-I commander revisits 3rd ID, awards Soldiers Purple Heart

    Oct 28, 2010

  • Fort Rucker thanks clergy for service

    Oct 28, 2010

    Clergy members from around the state joined post officials at The Landing Oct. 20, to celebrate Clergy Appreciation Month.

  • JBLM Soldiers help make a difference for local communities

    Oct 28, 2010

    Soldiers from all across the installation spread out into surrounding communities to participate in this year's national Make a Difference Day Oct. 23.

  • Fort Rucker police discuss law enforcement trends

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker civilian police officials shared their insights into various trends they have noted taking place on the installation during a lunch and learn session Oct. 21.

  • Volunteers clean up USDBAca,!E+Cemetery

    Oct 28, 2010

    When workers fixing up the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery saw the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks Cemetery, they wanted to do something to make it look nicer, too. The USDB Cemetery was established in 1884 as the burial site for military prisoners. After World War II, 14 German prisoners of war were buried there after being executed by hanging. Burials continued there until the 1950s. The cemetery has about 250 headstones.

  • Hollyday Mart benefits community

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Community members can start Christmas shopping early during the Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club's Hollyday Mart Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Daleville High School.

  • Hunter Firefighters win firefighting challenge

    Oct 28, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b>

  • Annual run, cook-off offer Family activities

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Chefs, Families and athletes alike can enjoy festivities during the 19th annual Chili 5K and Cook-off Nov. 6, sponsored by the Army Aviation Association of America and 1st Battalion, 14th Aviation Regiment.

  • Fort Rucker BOSS scares for good cause

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- People shrieked as chainsaws roared, cutting through fog to reveal gory scenes - and all in the name of a good cause.

  • Motorcycle mentors lead autumn ride

    Oct 28, 2010

    Safety checks, history lessons and fun might not normally be associated with one another, but those were the words used to promote and describe the 15th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Brigade Motorcycle Mentorship Program Autumn Ride Oct. 22. Motorcycle mentors stress the importance of having fun and being safe. The ride encompassed all types of riding - group, urban, country and staggered. More than 40 riders, including Soldiers, civilians, family members and retirees, took the day off of work and participated in the 162-mile trip. The day started at 9 a.m. at the Fort Leavenworth Post Exchange parking lot where participating riders had their bikes inspected by mentors using the T-CLOCS pre-ride checklist.

  • Wildfire on Fort Knox

    Oct 28, 2010

    Story and images of one of the worst fires in Knox's recent history

  • Fort Rucker's 2010 Army 10-Miler team takes 1st place

    Oct 28, 2010

    WASHINGTON - Fort Rucker's Army 10-Miler team took first place at this year's 26th annual run of the same name Oct. 24.

  • Hunter Firefighters win firefighting challenge

    Oct 28, 2010

  • Educators gather to discuss leadership

    Oct 28, 2010

    The Army sees the state of education nationwide as an issue of national security and wants to participate with leaders in education to improve that quality, said Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, commanding general of Army Accessions Command. Freakley spoke to members of national education organizations and business leaders at the third annual "Strong Students, Strong Futures, Strong Nation" conference to improve post-secondary outcomes for students. The conference took place Oct. 25-28 at the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth and a Kansas City hotel.

  • DeWitt on the forefront of depression awareness

    Oct 28, 2010

    October has been National Depression Awareness Month across the country. Depression is a topic Fort Belvoir's DeWitt Healthcare Network takes quite seriously.

  • 11th ADA Bde. Soldiers take home Bliss swim meet title

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The 2010 Fort Bliss Intramural Post Championship Swim Meet packed the bleachers at Replica Aquatic Center on post, Oct. 20 and 21.

  • Lancers, Leon Heights students do lunch

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers in the fires and effects element from 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, spent their lunch hour with students of Leon Heights Elementary School, in Belton, Texas, as part of the unit's Adopt-A-School program Oct 27.

  • Hunter Firefighters win Firefighting Challenge

    Oct 28, 2010

  • Bliss Soldiers help local organizations for Make a Difference Day

    Oct 28, 2010

    EL PASO, Texas -- The nationally recognized Make a Difference Day brought the Fort Bliss community to its surrounding city as seven units and Directorate of Public Works employees volunteered to help clean and spruce up the community, and mentor disabled children, at eight venues Oct. 23.

  • USF-I commander revisits, awards Soldiers Purple Heart

    Oct 28, 2010

  • Troops Return to Stewart, Hunter

    Oct 28, 2010

  • From the CSMs Desk: Domestic, sexual violence hurts us all

    Oct 28, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.<b> Garrsion command sergeant major commentary on domestic and sexual violence.

  • History fills Natick organization day

    Oct 28, 2010

    It began and ended with a strong sense of history. That was the underlying theme of U.S. Army Garrison Natick's 2010 Organization Day on Oct. 22, which started with a tour of Boston's Freedom Trail and concluded back on post with the cutting of the IMCOM birthday cake.

  • History fills Natick organization day

    Oct 28, 2010

    It began and ended with a strong sense of history. That was the underlying theme of U.S. Army Garrison Natick's 2010 Organization Day on Oct. 22, which started with a tour of Boston's Freedom Trail and concluded back on post with the cutting of the IMCOM birthday cake.

  • 3rd HBCT prepares for game against CSU

    Oct 28, 2010

    <b>FORT BENNING, Ga.</b>

  • Trainers in Afghanistan work to develop NCOs

    Oct 28, 2010

    NATO Training Mission Afghanistan and Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan in Afghanistan are working with the country's security forces and advisors to develop Afghan National Army noncommissioned officers.

  • Marne Faces, Marne Places: Vanguard MP awarded Purple Heart

    Oct 28, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> While on his third deployment to Iraq, Staff Sgt. Coy Hartman was returning from a mission with other 4th Advise and Assist Brigade Military Police after training Iraqi Police, when their Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle was struck by a Ruchnaya Kumulyativnaya Granata (Handheld Shaped Charge Grenade) in Fallujah, Iraq, Aug. 9. The grenade caused extensive damage to his thigh and ankle. Another Soldier in the vehicle suffered injuries as well.

  • Anniston Army Depot hears from former Golden Knight

    Oct 28, 2010

    "This month has been designated for a national observance to celebrate and recognize the substantial contributions of our disabled veteran and non-veteran employees at the Anniston Army Depot," said Amanda Walker, visual information assistant with the Strategic Communications Office. Walker is hearing impaired, so she didn't actually verbalize this during her welcome address Oct. 20 at the luncheon observing National Disability Awareness Month. She communicated to the audience through American Sign Language.

  • ASC sets its highest performance in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 28, 2010

    A team of eight runners from the Rock Island Arsenal's Army Sustainment Command participated in the 26th running of the Army Ten-Miler on Oct. 24 in Arlington, Va. Master Sgt. Louis Aguilar led this year's all active-duty team as the coach and as a third-time runner in this annual event.

  • AAFES commander Casella said Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss ready to shine Nov. 5

    Oct 28, 2010

    More than 15 months have passed since the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and ServiceStar Development Company broke ground on the site of Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss, which is scheduled to celebrate its grand opening Nov. 5.

  • DOD unveils smart phone mental health application

    Oct 28, 2010

    A free smart phone mobile application that will help servicemembers, veterans and family members track their emotional health is now available, Defense Department officials announced this week.

  • ANAD wakes up to LMP

    Oct 28, 2010

    At 6 a.m. on Oct. 21, the Army's Logistics Modernization Program deployed at Anniston Army Depot. "We have waited for this day for over two years," said ANAD's LMP program manager Ester Griguhn. "When we look at everything that has gotten us to this day - all the hard work, the training - it has paid off."

  • BOSS Soldiers get Welcome Home gift bags

    Oct 28, 2010

    <b> HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga.<b> Gift bags given to Single Soldiers upon their return to their barracks.

  • Marines defeat Firefighters in Hunter gridiron championship

    Oct 28, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga.<b> The Savannah Marines took the Hunter Army Airfield Intramural Flag Football title, defeating the Hunter Army Airfield Firefighters, 25-24, Oct. 21.

  • ANAD gets two new directors

    Oct 28, 2010

    Two familiar faces are leading directorates at Anniston Army Depot. Scotty Arrington, who came to ANAD's Directorate of Engineering and Quality in 2002, now heads that organization and Randy Heflin, who began work at the depot in 1983, recently returned here following a tour of duty in Italy to lead the Directorate of Information Management.

  • October a busy month for community relations at ANAD

    Oct 28, 2010

    October saw several community relations opportunities for Anniston Army Depot, beginning with a reception honoring our commander, Col. Timothy Sullivan, and continuing through a local business expo and a visit by business leaders from the community.

  • ANAD CFC adds Gadsden to agency tour stops

    Oct 28, 2010

    For the first time since United Way leaders can remember, the city of Gadsden made the list of bus stops for depot employees looking to see what nonprofits are doing in our communities.

  • Father accompanies son to Afghanistan

    Oct 28, 2010

    For Army Sgt. Jason Hudgins of the Delaware National Guard, serving in Afghanistan meant deploying and serving alongside his father, Army Spc. Dale Hudgins.

  • 3rd ID troops continue to return to Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield

    Oct 28, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. <b> Soldiers with 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team and Division Special Troops Battalion, both with 3rd Infantry Division, returned home to their Families in a welcome home ceremony at Cottrell Field on Fort Stewart, Oct. 24.

  • Fire dept responds to unknown substance at post office

    Oct 28, 2010

    Fort Stewart, Ga., October 28

  • 18th Eng. Bde. hosts 2010 European Castle Ball

    Oct 28, 2010

    The 18th Engineer Brigade hosted the 2010 European Castle Ball, inviting hundreds of engineers across Europe to the Fortress Marienberg here Sept. 24.

  • WTU Soldiers, families hit the books: Partnership offers wounded warriors college credits

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The day after Cpl. Wiley White Jr. completed Advanced Individual Training in 2009, the infantryman realized something was wrong. When he woke up, one arm was numb. For the next few days he felt tingling sensations and pain in his arm.

  • 21st TSC's general recognizes Saber Strike 2011 Soldiers

    Oct 28, 2010

    Recognizing Soldiers who excel above their peers with a coin is one way commanders reward the extraordinary efforts of Soldiers, but it's not every day that the commander awarding the coin is a two-star general.

  • Program aimed at Army dads

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Sixteen-hour days, multiple deployments and lengthy temporary duty assignments pose a strain on any Soldier. But for fathers, this time away from home can stack up, affecting their children and spouses.

  • OPSEC not just Soldier's responsibility

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- A few months ago, I overhead two guys having a conversation while waiting in line to order their sandwiches.

  • Values form the Army's foundation

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Army Values - loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage - are more than mere words; they are the professional ethos that identifies and sets apart our profession from all others. They are far more than just things for new Soldiers to recite when called upon by their drill sergeants, and they are far more than an easy answer to a promotion board question.

  • Fear Factor: Thomas Court -- Haunted house offers horror-iffic Halloween

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As the sun goes down Friday night, and the last flicker of light casts shadows on Thomas Court, one ominous house will be sure to catch the attention of passersby. Only those courageous enough to venture near it will hear the screams of the souls inside.

  • Band on the run

    Oct 28, 2010

    Soldiers in the Company F, 795th Military Police Battalion, were treated to a special surprise during a routine field training exercise. The Woodchucks, Fort Leonard Wood's rock band, which is made up of members of the 399th Army Band, showed up on site to give them a show.

  • Diet, exercise important for metabolism

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Anyone who is taking steps to improve his or her overall health is sure to continue to run across the word metabolism. So many of us blame our metabolism for our struggles with making that scale go down. To some degree it's true. But to a greater degree, it is not.

  • Checking Inn: New hotel boosts lodging capacity

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Complimentary breakfast, comfortable rooms with flat screen TVs and laundry facilities are the amenities of a three-star hotel. But those are just a few of the features of a new Army Lodging facility at Fort Jackson.

  • Interservice Fitness Challenge turns four

    Oct 28, 2010

    Fifty-six four-man teams, representing various Army, Marine and Navy units from across the installation, competed in the fourth annual Inter-Service Fitness Challenge, Oct. 22, at Gerlach Field on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The challenge required each team to perform tag-teamed pull-ups, sit-ups and push-ups, concluding with a 4-mile team run.

  • Town Hall meeting to be available online

    Oct 28, 2010

    A Fort Jackson town hall meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Nov. 2, at the Solomon Center.

  • 41st Trans. Co. returns from OEF, receives warm welcome home

    Oct 28, 2010

    The Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center here was jam-packed with the family, friends and loved ones Oct. 13 to welcome home 138 Soldiers from the 41st Transportation Company who returned to Germany after serving 12 months in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • South Carolina Adjutant General visits Third Army

    Oct 28, 2010

  • Trainer focuses on total body fitness

    Oct 28, 2010

    It's been more than a decade since Jessie Dayton hung up his combat boots, yet he's still fighting on the front lines, only this time around the conflict is a little more personal.

  • Youth, military police patrol community streets

    Oct 28, 2010

    Brandon Campbell could be accused of leading a double life. Campbell works at the Heidelberg commissary during the week, but when he's not assembling party trays or delivering fresh-baked goods to customers, he's in a squad car. Campbell is a volunteer member of the Heidelberg Youth Police Patrol.

  • Afghan farmers gain knowledge, resources to prosper

    Oct 28, 2010

  • FRG leaders hear message of Spiritual Resiliency, 'Strong Bonds'

    Oct 28, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 27, 2010) - U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Family Readiness Group leaders attended the third and final Family Forum session Oct. 27 at the 2010 Association of the U.S. Army National Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Representing FORSCOM units nationwide, the 470 FRG leaders heard U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Douglas L. Carver speak about spiritual resiliency and Strong Bonds. Resiliency was the topic Carver first brought to their attention, explaining that the outcomes of spiritual resilience could range from greater emotional health, happiness, martial stability, social support, less alcohol use and less delinquency.

  • American Halloween culture, party bewitches Korean children

    Oct 27, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea -Reminiscent of Father Mulcahy from M*A*S*H gathering the orphans for a holiday event, 17th Ordnance Company Soldiers from Camp Kwansari in the real-life city made popular in the television sitcom are also creating memories for Korean children. Only it was 2010 and the 3-5 Korean age children from Dongurami Kindergarten in Yangju were here Oct. 26 to experience a new phenomenon - a Halloween party - which is a novel activity for Koreans.

  • Soldiers cite dining, bus, taxi concerns

    Oct 27, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Safety is a priority for Red Cloud Garrison commander Col. Hank Dodge and it's also a top concern of Warrior Country Soldiers participating in a focus group Oct. 22.

  • Save a Life Tour shows servicemembers accidents are preventable

    Oct 27, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Pfc. Alex Michael was confident that he could beat the drunk-driving simulator. And then it happened. His virtual automobile swerved off the road and crashed. The National Save A Life Tour visited the Carey Physical Fitness Center Oct. 15,18 and 19 as part of a worldwide tour of military installations to let servicemembers experience first-hand how alcohol affects a driver's ability to safely operate an automobile.

  • Oriental Garden competes for top dining award

    Oct 27, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Soldiers eating in the USAG Casey Main Oriental Garden Dining Facility received royal treatment in as the Warrior Country food service staff was evaluated for the Phillip A. Connelly Award Oct. 18.

  • Award-winning "My Training Tab"

    Oct 27, 2010

    The "My Training Tab (MT2)," available to users at <a href="http://www.us.army.mil" target="_blank"> Army Knowledge Online (AKO) </a>, pulls together all web-based training resources on a single, customizable page. To access MT2, click "Self Service" near the top of the AKO home page and then "My Training," or go to <a href="https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/50" target="_blank">My Training Tab on Army Knowledge Online </a>.

  • Leaders, Soldiers, Families helping reduce accidental deaths

    Oct 27, 2010

    The number of accidental deaths in the Army has dropped dramatically in recent years, from 299 deaths in 2005 to just 179 in 2010. However, those grim numbers still trouble Brig. Gen. Bill Wolf, director of Army Safety, whose primary responsibility is reducing risks and keeping Soldiers safe.

  • Long Knife medics teach CLS skills

    Oct 27, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -Medics of the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, teach Soldiers from the Iraqi Security Forces during a combat lifesaver class, Oct. 21.

  • Rail Gunner officers raise the PT bar

    Oct 27, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Officers of the 41st Fires Brigade competed in the third Rail Gunner Army Physical Fitness Test Challenge, Oct. 19, to promote good physical fitness and esprit de corps.

  • Pack on the move to NTC

    Oct 27, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, California - 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division conducted reception, staging, onward movement and integration (RSOI) at the National Training Center, here, at Fort Irwin, Calif., this week in order to prepare its troops for a two week training exercise here.

  • Army will see more of same for years, CSA says

    Oct 27, 2010

    Soldiers can look forward to increased time at home station when the Army has all but completely pulled out of Iraq, leaving a larger pool of units free to do rotations in Afghanistan. But those rotations will continue for a some time, said the Army's top Soldier.

  • Deployed Long Knives run shadow Ten-Miler

    Oct 27, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Troopers of the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, hosted a shadow run of the 2010 Army Ten-Miler, held in Washington, D.C., Oct. 24.

  • 'Wings of Lightning' Soldiers compete, earn EFMB

    Oct 27, 2010

    One hundred and forty-six Soldiers began the grueling, five-day competition to earn one of the Army's most coveted skill badges. By graduation day, only 20 remained, and were recognized for their accomplishment as they received the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB), at a ceremony held on Schofield Barracks' Sills Field, Oct 22.

  • 66th MP Company Soldiers promote fun beyond the bottle

    Oct 27, 2010

    For Soldiers of the 66th Military Police Company, a game of paintball Saturday morning went a little bit beyond capturing a flag; a fishing trip meant more than just the thrill of the catch; and kayaking wasn't just a new rush. For these Soldiers, six different outings around Washington State and on Joint Base Lewis-McChord had purpose in addition to promoting activity: deglamorizing the use of alcohol. Joined by senior leaders from the company, more than half the unit's Soldiers and noncommissioned officers participated Saturday in either a kayaking trip; a morning fishing trip; several games of paintball; late-morning church service; a visit to the Halloween-themed Wild Waves special; or a late evening horror movie, all while proving they can have fun without using alcohol.

  • 66th MP Company Soldiers promote fun beyond the bottle

    Oct 27, 2010

    For Soldiers of the 66th Military Police Company, a game of paintball Saturday morning went a little bit beyond capturing a flag; a fishing trip meant more than just the thrill of the catch; and kayaking wasn't just a new rush. For these Soldiers, six different outings around Washington State and on Joint Base Lewis-McChord had purpose in addition to promoting activity: deglamorizing the use of alcohol. Joined by senior leaders from the company, more than half the unit's Soldiers and noncommissioned officers participated Saturday in either a kayaking trip; a morning fishing trip; several games of paintball; late-morning church service; a visit to the Halloween-themed Wild Waves special; or a late evening horror movie, all while proving they can have fun without using alcohol.

  • Army medicine building circle of trust, says surgeon general

    Oct 27, 2010

    The Army's surgeon general announced a new partnership of trust between Soldiers and their Families and Army Medical Command, based on improved access and continuity of care, at the third Family Forum of the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting.

  • 66th MP Company trains for worst-case circumstances

    Oct 27, 2010

    Currently immersed in more than a month of training, the 66th Military Police Company's 2nd Platoon finished up a two-day, hands-on active shooter course Oct. 21 that challenged its Soldiers to analyze every single detail of situations like the Fort Hood massacre.

  • 1st Air Cav comes together to make a difference

    Oct 27, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A day filled with gloomy weather couldn't dampen the spirit and determination of Soldiers and family members from the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, who participated in a food drive, held in conjunction with a family fun run, in Killeen, Texas, Oct. 23.

  • MPs demonstrate K-9s for the ISF

    Oct 27, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Members of the 89th Military Police Brigade, attached to the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, demonstrated dog training to Iraqi Security Forces as part of the Long Knife brigade's support of Operation New Dawn, Oct. 22, near Mosul, Iraq.

  • Army expanding its Special Operations force

    Oct 27, 2010

    The U.S. Army Special Operations Command will double in size by 2017, compared to what it was before the war on terror, said its commander.

  • DOD Launches New Website to Help Youth Explore Pathways for Their Future

    Oct 27, 2010

    This new DOD website will provide users the facts, figures and tools to help make an informed decision about joining the Military and one of its five major branches: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

  • Soldier, spouse find drive together in JBLM bench press, dead lift championship

    Oct 27, 2010

    Sgt. Chuck Garmon, a mechanic with the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), and his wife, Jessica Garmon, who competed together at Sheridan Sports and Fitness Center in this year's annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord bench press and dead lift championship Saturday, aren't exactly your average couple.

  • Fusing together training and technology

    Oct 27, 2010

    The U.S. Army Ordnance School is saving time and money by utilizing the most state-of-the-art welding training currently available in the maintenance community. The VRTEX 360, a virtual welding training device, is literally changing the way the Army trains its Soldiers. Through the use of a helmet, simulated welding torch and 'coupon', the VRTEX 360 creates a realistic computer environment for the students to train. The system uses magnetic sensors to track movements, speed and precision and then provides feedback on how well the student preformed their weld.

  • Soldiers magazine

    Oct 27, 2010

    Waterborne Soldiers

  • Letter to Soldiers and veterans

    Oct 27, 2010

    Veterans Day

  • The first women of West Point

    Oct 27, 2010

    On the morning of July 7, 1976, 119 women joined the Corps of Cadets, establishing the first class of females at The United States Military Academy at West Point. Of those, 62 women walked across Michie Stadium to graduate in May 1980, becoming second lieutenants in the Army, and making history in the process.

  • Forward operational assessment teams evaluate system effectiveness downrange

    Oct 27, 2010

    The Army Test and Evaluation Command-the major command responsible for helping Army acquisition organizations field effective, reliable and safe systems-is meeting this urgent need by deploying forward operational assessment teams to combat theaters.

  • Former FORSCOM commander reflects on Army's transformation

    Oct 27, 2010

    After 40 years, the Army's longest continuously serving active-duty general to have seen action in Vietnam, recently began the next chapter of his life.

  • Veterans Day Message from USACR/Safety Center leadership

    Oct 27, 2010

    Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commanding general and command sergeant major, stress safety for the Veterans Day holiday.

  • The Institute of Heraldry celebrates 50th anniversary

    Oct 27, 2010

    On Sept. 15, 2010, TOIH celebrated its 50th anniversary. The institute held a symposium on heraldry in America, explaining the institute's origins and current processes, as well as the relevance of heraldry in the military today.

  • Veterans Day Message from USACR/Safety Center leadership

    Oct 27, 2010

    Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commanding general and command sergeant major, thank Soldiers for their service and stress safety for the Veterans Day holiday.

  • Army leaders emphasize efficiency in modernization

    Oct 27, 2010

    The Army is working vigorously to institutionalize methods of finding efficiencies in order to meet Soldiers' needs, service leaders said Tuesday at a modernization panel.

  • Army plans large manned-unmanned demo

    Oct 27, 2010

    The U.S. Army is planning a largest-of-its-kind demonstration - called Manned Unmanned Systems Integration Concept, or MUSIC - at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, in September of next year, service officials said.

  • Kiowa enhancements to give aging warrior new life

    Oct 27, 2010

    The Kiowa Warrior OH-58D, the Army's primary armed reconnaissance scout aircraft in Iraq and Afghanistan, is about to get a makeover that will extend its life well into the future.

  • Outreach Team Available to Veterans of all Eras, Services

    Oct 27, 2010

    When a service member leaves the military and resides in a small town in North Dakota, it can difficult to maintain connections with services and programs available to them as veterans. A program administered by the North Dakota National Guard works to overcome that. Military Outreach specialists across the state are trained to help veterans locate the programs and benefits available to them, whether they served one enlistment in the Navy, retired after 30 years in the Army with a couple of combat tours, were married to a now-deceased veteran or are serving in today's Guard, Reserve or active-duty forces.

  • AUSA forums focus on Families who lead by speaking up

    Oct 27, 2010

    Gen. Casey spoke of how the Army is working towards longer dwell times, with Active Soldiers returning home from deployment for two to three years National Guard and Reserve for four to five years.

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