Archive: Oct 2010

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  • Learning about safety at Natick

    Oct 27, 2010

    Josue Diaz swerved to avoid oncoming traffic as he tried to pass a large truck on a busy two-lane highway.

  • Warrior target acquired: USAMU champion wins Army Soldier of the Year

    Oct 27, 2010

    A Soldier with 21 national rifle shooting records added one more trophy to the case Monday: the U.S. Army's Soldier of the Year. Sgt. Sherri Gallagher's young life has been one of high achievement. Now the 26-year old rifle shooter/instructor for the Army Marksmanship Unit is the first female to win the Army's Best Warrior competition.


  • Oct 27, 2010

    Josue Diaz swerved to avoid oncoming traffic as he tried to pass a large truck on a busy two-lane highway.

  • Oct. 25, 2010 -- AUSA Family Forum remarks

    Oct 27, 2010

    It's great to be here with you. This is our third Family Forum. What I'd like to do today is talk to you broadly about the context that I receive over the years so that you have a context about what's going on with Family programs. And, I'll talk to you a little bit about what you're hearing about the budget.

  • Oct. 25, 2010 -- AUSA Keynote Remarks

    Oct 27, 2010

    In my brief time as Secretary, I have seen up close these brave young men and women tested under the stress of some nine years of conflict in two theaters of war. I've seen their courage. I've had the honor of awarding their valor and stood humbly and sadly by them as they wept at the loss of a fallen comrade. Of course, much of what America at large has seemed to lose sight of is the depth and the breadth of the service of the America Soldier.

  • CSA says farewell

    Oct 27, 2010

  • Army Africa, SDDC partner with Uganda military to assess railway reconstruction

    Oct 27, 2010

    U.S. Army Africa and SDDC Transportation Engineering Agency logisticians supported a Uganda People's Defense Force team to determine the current operational status of the Ugandan railway system and its rolling stock, assess the capability of UPDF personnel to rehabilitate the network, and identify potential sites for training and repair operations. A five-year reconstruction of the nation's railway system is in the planning stages.

  • Warner Barracks leaders respond to designer drug use increases among Soldiers

    Oct 27, 2010

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The designer drug spice, an herbal incense mixed with chemical compounds that gives a marijuana-like high, has some severe side effects and is addictive. Spice has become increasingly popular among Soldiers and Army leaders are hoping education is the key to addressing spice.

  • Humphreys Community joins Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 27, 2010

    HUMPHREYS GARRISON, South Korea - The 26th annual Army Ten-Miler, in Washington, D.C., drew a full field of 36,000 runners this year, plus an additional 225 Soldiers, Family Members and Civilian employees from Humphreys Garrison, who stepped off at the same time as their Washington compatriots, Oct. 24.

  • Humphreys volunteers join forces with locals to 'make a difference'

    Oct 27, 2010

    Joining millions of people around the world, about 250 members of the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys community, along with 100 students and adults from Pyeongtaek City, participated in Make a Difference Day by helping to clean up Deog Dong San City Park, in Pyeongtaek, Oct. 23.

  • 1st Armored Division families enjoy day of traditional fun at Pumpkin Patch Festival

    Oct 27, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Families from the 1st Armored Division celebrated Halloween early with a visit to Paul's Bauernhof Oct. 16.

  • Veterinary Civic Action Programs and Community Health Care Workers Programs in Uganda prove successf

    Oct 27, 2010

    Over the past several months, members of the Moroto District Veterinary Office (DVO), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Makerere University, Uganda's Peoples Defence Force - Civil Military Coordination Center (UPDF-CMCC), the U.S. Army's 418th Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team (FxSP) and Delta Company, as well as various other non-governmental organizations (NGO's) worked together to conduct Veterinary Civic Action Programs in conjunction with valuable training of veterinary students in the region to address livestock health in the Karamoja area.

  • Return to Shinile: Nursing students and U.S. Army Functional Specialty Team distribute medications

    Oct 27, 2010

    Nursing students of the Arts Medical College of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia with assistance from the U.S. Army 418th Civil Function Specialty Team (Fx SP), Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), distributed medications to more than 900 children in seven remote villages during the second phase of a Medical Civic Action Program (MEDCAP) to improve health conditions in the Shinile Zone (Woreda).

  • AUSA chapters shine at regional breakfast

    Sep 9, 2011

    The Association of the United States Army honored outstanding chapters during regional breakfasts Oct. 27 at the Washington Convention Center. Second Region AUSA officials invited Lt. Gen. Michael Vane, Army Capabilities Integration Center director, to speak. The director asked attendees to consider the challenges the Army faces as it fields the force of the future.

  • Ward: National Guard, Reserve making vital contribution in Africa

    Oct 26, 2010

    The National Guard and Army Reserve are making a vital contribution in Africa, the commander of U.S. Africa Command said Oct. 25.


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  • Oct. 26, 2010- AUSA Eisenhower Luncheon

    Oct 26, 2010

    So, it's that time of year. I get to take a few minutes and tell you how I see the state of the Army and talk a bit about how we see the future. No surprise, I will stick with what I have done for the last three years. And I think it's important because we are just coming out of a fairly significant and stressful period, and we're beginning to move in a much better direction for this Army.

  • Army launches enterprise email: DISA will implement

    Oct 26, 2010

    It was announced 25 October 2010 that the Army and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) recently agreed to initiate the migration of Army users' email addresses and calendars to the DISA-managed Microsoft Exchange 2010 service.

  • Iraqi Army takes the lead for training Border Enforcement medics

    Oct 26, 2010

    After several months of planning and coordination between the Department of Border Enforcement, Iraqi Army, U.S. Division-South, and 3rd Brigade-4th ID, the Iraqi Security Forces accomplished another milestone in their development when 12 DBE personnel began training as medics by Iraqi Army instructors at Shaiba Training Center.

  • Counterinsurgency ops in Afghanistan appear to be paying off

    Oct 26, 2010

    In an update on counterinsurgency efforts in Afghanistan, the director of the Pakistan/Afghanistan Coordination Cell said that if U.S. Forces Afghanistan commander Gen. David H. Petraeus were here, he would characterize efforts in the war-torn country to be "slow and steady, but we are making progress."

  • Presidio community participates in Halloween fun this weekend

    Oct 26, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - With a little planning, a safe and fun Halloween can be just around the corner.

  • Basic training changes to improve combat readiness

    Oct 26, 2010

    Blind obedience-oriented basic combat training is out; confidence-building and thinking-oriented training is now in.

  • AUSA forums focus on Families who lead by speaking up

    Oct 26, 2010

    Family Forums at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting and exposition opened at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Monday, Oct. 25. As the largest defense-related exposition in the nation, AUSA highlights the capabilities of Army organizations and presents a wide range of commercial industry products and services.

  • Army leaders at AUSA Family Forum promise to build on success of Army Family Covenant

    Oct 26, 2010

    Family Forums at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting and exposition opened at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Monday, Oct. 25. As the largest defense-related exposition in the nation, AUSA highlights the capabilities of Army organizations and presents a wide range of commercial industry products and services.

  • TRADOC leaders provide 'mission command' update

    Oct 26, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, and Col. (P) Charles Flynn, director of the Mission Command Center of Excellence, spoke about the need for mission command and the future of the MCCoE at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting here.

  • Graduation Day: Elite Basra SWAT ready to train next generation of Iraqi police

    Oct 26, 2010

    For the Basra Special Weapons and Tactics team, the graduation ceremony held at the Basra Operations Center Oct. 18 is just the beginning...

  • 82nd Airborne CFC luncheon

    Oct 26, 2010

    A luncheon at Fort Bragg for the Combined Federal Campaign drive was hosted by the 82nd Airborne Division at the Officer's Club Oct. 26. The CFC drive is the one time a year charities are allowed to solicit contributions from government organizations. (U.S. Army photo taken by: Staff Sgt. Andrew T. Alfano, 82nd Airborne Public Affairs)

  • 209 Soldiers re-up in mass ceremony

    Oct 26, 2010

    CAMP ADDER, Iraq - At the halfway point of their current deployment, 209 Soldiers from 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, reaffirmed the enlistment oath Oct. 9 during mass re-enlistment ceremonies in Iraq and Kuwait.

  • Army considering IRR with no involuntary deployments

    Oct 26, 2010

    The Army Reserve is undergoing a pilot program with some Inactive Ready Reserve troops to ensure that both the needs of the Soldiers and the Army are better met. During a forum at the 2010 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Chief of the Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz explained that the Reserve is still out of balance, and while recruiting is high, leaders are looking for ways to keep highly-qualified Soldiers to stay in the Reserve.

  • Army engineers assist with growth in Basra

    Oct 26, 2010

    Combat engineers with the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division recently worked with a specialized engineer reconnaissance team to ensure the safety Rumaylah Bridge in Basra Province.

  • WTB Soldier a 'Citizen of Distinction'

    Oct 26, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - When Sgt. 1st Class Travion Smith stopped in October 2009 to help a young accident victim, he never thought he would be honored by the Colorado Springs Police Department and its citizens for his actions.

  • The U.S. Army Functional Concepts for 2016-2028

    Oct 26, 2010

    Six new Army Functional Concepts (AFCs) are now key elements of the Army Concept Framework. These AFCs detail how future Army forces will conduct operations as part of the joint force to deter conflict, prevail in war, and succeed in a wide range of contingencies in the future operational environment. Each concept document, developed by the respective Center of Excellence, addresses one of the warfighting functions: mission command, intelligence, movement and maneuver, fires, sustainment, and protection.

  • Scranton, PA-More than Just "The Electric City"

    Oct 26, 2010

    SCAAP has unique manufacturing/forging capabilities.

  • USARPAC shows Asia-Pacific culture at AUSA Exhibition

    Oct 26, 2010

    While trinkets, snacks and myriad freebies draw crowds to many of the displays at the Association of the U.S. Army Meeting and Exposition, a full schedule of floor shows attracted curious revelers at the U.S. Army Pacific booth.

  • 'Warrior's Corner' highlights Soldier knowledge, strength

    Oct 26, 2010

    The Warrior's Corner portion of the Army exhibit at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition scheduled several speakers to help convey the strength and knowledge of the force today.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command NCO Spotlight

    Oct 26, 2010

    Staff Sgt. (P) Marquiesha R. McKenzie, 629th Contingency Contracting Team, Republic of South Korea, is the noncommissioned officer in charge of a 15-person detachment that provides proactive cradle to grave contracting support for Osan Air Force Base. McKenzie is dedicated to supporting the most demanding customers in Korea, the 7th U.S. Air Force and its 51st Fighter Wing. McKenzie readily volunteers to ensure the mission is met on time to meet the critical needs of the Osan military and civilian community.

  • FORSCOM to release its 5-year Campaign Plan Oct. 26 at AUSA National Meeting

    Oct 26, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Oct. 25, 2010) -- U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Commanding General, General James D. Thurman, will issue the FORSCOM Campaign Plan (2011-2015) on Oct. 26, 2010. "The FORSCOM Campaign Plan describes my vision to man, equip and train our Soldiers to operate in a dynamic, complex environment," said Gen. Thurman. "The plan is synchronous with the Army Campaign Plan, and focuses on our output-trained and ready forces capable of skillfully executing full spectrum operations anywhere in the world our capabilities are needed."

  • Drill Sergeants present basic combat training changes to NCOs

    Oct 26, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Changes in initial military training invigorated a crowd of several hundred senior non-commissioned officers at the Sergeant Major of the Army's Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Forum 26 Oct. during the Association of the United States Army's National Meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • Army engages America's youth at science, engineering expo on National Mall

    Oct 26, 2010

    The 2010 USA Science and Engineering Festival brought 300 interactive technology displays to the National Mall Oct. 23-24.

  • FORSCOM chaplain explains role of Army chaplains to 470 FRG leaders at symposium

    Oct 26, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 24, 2010) - U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) staff chaplain for Soldier and Family Well Being spoke to Family Readiness Group leaders about the role of chaplains in the Army at the third annual FRG Training Symposium Oct. 24 at the Hyatt Hotel here. Chaplain (Col.) Bradford Fipps explained that there are many reasons for FRG leaders to know the role of the chaplains and what they have to offer to Soldiers and Family members. The annual FORSCOM-sponsored training event attracted 470 FRG leaders from Army units nationwide this year.

  • Army Contracting Command conducting business at 2010 AUSA annual meeting

    Oct 26, 2010

    Members of the U.S. Army Contracting Command staffed the Army Materiel Command's "Doing Business with AMC" desk during the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting and exposition at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C., Oct. 25-27. They provided members of the business community details on how best to enter into contracts with the Army, and discussed the contracting career field with potential employees.

  • FORSCOM officials honor past, present Soldiers and their Families

    Oct 26, 2010

    Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command officials placed a wreath donated by K12, Army Family Network and U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Family Readiness Group (FRG) leaders at the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" Sunday, at Arlington Cemetery. This event was one of three team building exercises for FRG leaders attending the FORSCOM FRG Leader Training Symposium.

  • Soldier's remains repatriated after 66 years

    Oct 26, 2010

    Just 10 days after the sand and blood of Normandy's beaches, on the heels of D-Day, 2nd Infantry Division Ranger Staff Sgt. John R. Simonetti lay prone in the hedgerows on the outskirts of the sleepy, deserted town of St. Germain d'Elle, zeroing in with his grenade launcher on a German machine-gun nest.

  • Senior Officer Professional Military Education as an Equalizer

    Oct 26, 2010

    When the congressionally chartered Commission on the National Guard and Reserves (CNGR) issued its report in 2008, two of the recommendations that jumped out for many of us who had spent years in the Reserve Components (RCs) were numbers 81 and 84, both of which addressed the need to eliminate cultural differences and prejudices that still exist between Active Component (AC) and RC personnel.1 Many Reservists said, "It's about time." The reaction on the part of at least some members of the AC was different: "What prejudice'

  • FRG leaders receive praise from Gen. Thurman, learn how ARFORGEN benefits Army Families

    Oct 26, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 24, 2010) - Family Readiness Group leaders attending the third annual U.S. Army Forces Command FRG Training Symposium here learned the Army is considering reduction of deployments to about nine months to increase dwell time for Soldiers and ease the stress on Families. Gen. James D. Thurman, commanding general of FORSCOM, delivered this welcome surprise to the assembled 470 FRG leaders Oct. 24 as he praised them for their service and dedication to helping Soldiers. FRG leaders from FORSCOM units all over the United States arrived in the national capital region Oct. 21 for the four-day symposium, and their training and networking will continue at the AUSA National Meeting Oct. 25-27. Following the FORSCOM FRG specific training, the volunteer leaders will attend the AUSA Family Forums to learn even more about the Army's support programs for Soldiers and Families.

  • Diplomacy Before and After Conflict

    Oct 26, 2010

    Conflict is a universal condition,1 older than diplomacy. While conflict is a constant in human history, the nature of armed conflict, and especially the nature of 21st-century warfare, has been transformed. General Rupert Smith identified these changes in his book The Utility of Force: "The ends for which we fight are changing; we fight amongst the people; our conflicts tend to be timeless; we fight so as not to lose the force; on each occasion new uses are found for old weapons; the sides are mostly non-state."

  • Countering Taliban Information Operations in Afghanistan

    Oct 26, 2010

    Even 9 years after international intervention in Afghanistan, little is understood about the tribes and ethnic groups that make up the country. How they react, think, feel, and prioritize remain largely unknown quantities, and therefore international attempts to influence them are perhaps unsurprisingly proving problematic. But perception is everything in Afghanistan, and information activities are playing an increasingly important part in shaping perception and generating support for insurgents and counterinsurgents alike, both inside and outside the country.

  • Leaders at Family Forum pledge to continue improving programs

    Oct 26, 2010

    Proving that they're the toughest members of the Army, spouses and Family Readiness Group Leaders hammered the secretary of the Army, the chief of staff and other top leaders with questions, concerns and compliments Monday. .

  • Breaking Ranks: Dissent and the Military Professional

    Oct 26, 2010

    There are circumstances under which a military officer is not only justified but also obligated to disobey a legal order. In supporting this assertion, I discuss where the tipping point lies between the military officer's customary obligation to obey and his moral obligation to dissent. This topic defies black-and-white specificity but is nevertheless fundamental to an understanding of the military professional's role in the execution of policy. It involves complex issues-among them, the question of balance between strategy and policy, and between military leaders and their civilian masters.

  • Breathing new life into Army labs

    Oct 26, 2010

    NATICK, Mass. - How can one support the war fighter and attract the talent that will continue doing so for years to come at the Natick Soldier Systems Center' Ask Carl Boquist, and he will tell you that lab revitalization is one way.

  • Hanau opens American Veterans Center -- first of its kind in Europe

    Oct 26, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - From its name, Club 905, one might assume this is a swinging hot spot where people meet for a good time. And although that is partially true - this club welcomes a distinctly more mature clientele - U.S. veterans, retirees, spouses and widows - who meet once a week for conversation, refreshments and to share information. A,A Club 905, the first American Veterans Center of its kind to open in Germany in a former U.S. military community, welcomed German and American guests Oct. 21. Located on the former Francois Kaserne in the Lamboy section of Hanau, the club is open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Louisville District's Environmental Program gets bigger and better

    Oct 26, 2010

    Program grew to $72.6 million, a 21 percent increase from fiscal 2009.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders attend AUSA opening session

    Oct 26, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C., (Oct. 23, 2010) - Monday, about 470 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Family Readiness Group (FRG) leaders were present at the 2010 Association of the United States Army annual meeting and exposition opening session. After the opening session, FRG leaders had the opportunity to listen and take notes during the first AUSA Family Forum where the Secretary of the Army and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army rendered remarks.

  • ASC celebrates Fall Fest at Rock Island Arsenal

    Oct 26, 2010

    There's nothing like getting together with friends, dressing up in Halloween costumes, and throwing pies in people's faces. Rock Island Arsenal community members gathered after work to enjoy some friendship, food and fun activities during the 3rd annual Family Readiness Group Fall Festival held Oct. 20 at Heritage Hall. The Army Sustainment Command's Headquarters and Headquarters Company and the Community-Based Warrior in Transition Unit FRG teamed up to hold this event. The FRG provides support and services to deployed troops, civilians and their families.

  • Former Prisoner-of-War recalls time in captivity

    Oct 26, 2010

    It's an unusually sunny day as U.S. Navy personnel sail through calm waters in the Sea of Japan on a routine mission and service member James Kell is looking forward to a noon meal of turkey and mashed potatoes. Suddenly, the calm is shattered as a violent explosion rocks the ship, and seamen rush to positions to deal with the surprise attack. Chaos ensues as the ship is surrounded by foreign vessels that continue to bombard the Americans with gunfire and more explosions, and a seaman is killed.

  • Mobile USO visits Fort Gordon, helps Soldiers reconnect with families

    Oct 26, 2010

    After her 3 year-old nephew didn't recognize her over the summer, Spc. Catawaba Hughes wanted to shorten the distance between them so she visited the Mobile United Service Organization Oct. 14 to make a recording of her reading a book.

  • Iraqi Army tankers develop cohesion

    Oct 26, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Chemistry between tank commander and tank gunner is perhaps one of the most crucial dynamic in conventional land warfare.

  • Pacific Integration key to Army strategy

    Oct 26, 2010

    As part of Pacific Integration, Eighth Army in Korea will alter its name next year and fall under U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Army leaders announce Enterprise Email

    Oct 26, 2010

    Army leadership discussed the progress of the LandWarNet enterprise strategy Monday, announcing the roll out of Enterprise Email.

  • Kurdish Regional Government, Government of Iraq sign Memorandum of Agreement

    Oct 26, 2010

    BAGHDAD - The Iraq Ministry of Interior and the Kurdish Regional Government Ministry of Interior signed a memorandum of agreement pledging greater cooperation among the two ministries in Arbil Oct. 20.

  • Arming for the Future

    Oct 26, 2010

    Members of the Afghan National Air Force and 442nd Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron took flight Oct. 20 in Russian made MI-17 helicopters armed and without international escort for the first time.

  • Mortuary affairs Soldiers prepare fallen for the trip home

    Oct 26, 2010

    The arrival of a fallen servicemember is marked by the lowering of the national colors to half mast; it is a reminder to all who bear witness, of the sacrifice made by those who chose to serve the nation above all else. Somewhat behind the scenes, a dedicated group of Soldiers have already begun the important process to send these heroes home.

  • Third Army Food Service looks to remain a cut above with healthy alternatives

    Oct 26, 2010

  • Iraq's first children's cancer hospital opens in Basra

    Oct 26, 2010

    Minister of Health, Dr. Salih Mahdi opened the doors to the Basra Children's Hospital, the largest and first specialty care facility in Basra, Iraq, Oct. 21.

  • Father-son Soldiers reunite at Camp Arifjan

    Oct 26, 2010

  • New NATO-supported training program for Oil Police begins at Camp Dublin

    Oct 26, 2010

    BAGHDAD - The minister of Interior, partnering with NATO Training Mission-Iraq has started a new program to train Iraq's oil police.

  • Third Army showcases its readiness at Lucky Warrior

    Oct 26, 2010

  • Two sets of twins has Combat Support Hospital seeing double

    Oct 26, 2010

    Two sets of twins currently serving in the 212th CSH - a very unique situation.

  • Hon. Katherine Hammack visits Fort Huachuca

    Aug 4, 2011

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, Hon. Katherine Hammack visits Fort Huachuca and discusses future Energy plans.

  • Army considers the future of wheeled tactical vehicles

    Sep 9, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- People attending the 2010 Association of the United States Army annual meeting are interested in learning about what the future holds.

  • Army leaders at AUSA promise not to cut family programs

    Oct 25, 2010

    Army leaders promised to leave family support programs intact when looking for ways to lean out the service's massive budget.

  • Army enters low-rate production for Block III Apache

    Oct 25, 2010

    The U.S. Army has formally entered a low-rate production phase for its AH-64D Apache Block III helicopter -- a next generation attack aircraft with increased power, lift, maneuverability, communication with unmanned systems and hard-landing ability, service officials said.

  • System for burn victims among Army's top inventions

    Oct 25, 2010

    A system that helps restore the right amount of fluids to burn victims was selected recently as one of the Army's 10 Greatest Inventions.

  • White Sands setting for modernization test

    Oct 25, 2010

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., Sept. 23, 2010 - White Sands Missile Range's expansive land and restricted airspace provided the perfect setting for a Limited User Test of the Early Infantry Brigade Combat Team Increment 1 Sept. 17 to evaluate systems tested on post.

  • Evaluation task force completes testing

    Oct 25, 2010

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., Oct. 7, 2010 White Sands Missile Range's former Range Control Building saw action once again as Soldiers of the Army Evaluation Task Force finished tests here last month.

  • First female selected as Best Warrior's Soldier of Year

    Oct 25, 2010

    For the first time since its inception nine years ago, a female Soldier has claimed the title of Soldier of the Year for 2010's Best Warrior Competition. Sgt. Sherri Gallagher of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, who represented U.S. Training and Doctrine Command at Best Warrior, beat out 11 other competitors from the Army's major commands. Gallagher, who is currently stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., is one of the top long-range rifle shooters in the country.

  • Army families go green with Island Palm Communities

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - When the dust has settled at Island Palm Communities, following construction of more than 5,200 homes and renovation of more than 2,500 existing homes, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be among the largest solar-powered communities in the world.

  • FORSCOM Campaign Plan 2011-2015

    Oct 25, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The FORSCOM Campaign Plan (FCP) 2011-2015 describes Gen. James D. Thurman's vision as commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), to ready forces for a dynamic and complex operating environment as well as FORSCOM's plan to achieve that vision. It is synchronous with the Army Campaign Plan, focusing on FORSCOM's output -- trained and ready forces capable of executing full spectrum operations anywhere in the world. It uses four lines of effort -- Sustain, Prepare, RESET and Transform -- and includes the campaign objectives, major tasks, and metrics through which FORSCOM will track and measure progress. The FCP is applicable to all FORSCOM subordinate commands and designed to inform commands and agencies that support FORSCOM and ARFORGEN.

  • A Signal Celebration

    Oct 25, 2010

    The 53rd is the oldest operational battalion in the 1st Space Brigade and the only unit in the Department of Defense that conducts payload and transmission control of the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) and Wideband Global System (WGS) satellite constellations. The management of these constellations by the 53rd Signal Battalion ensures continuous communications connectivity for mission critical subscribers from the President of the United States to the warfighters and the National Agencies engaged in the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Synergistic

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Representatives from Island Palm Communities and U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii speak to students at Hale Kula Elementary School, here, as part of the SYNERGY (Saving Your Nation's Energy) program.

  • DoD needs a sustainable environment to support future operations

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Sustainability. What does it mean'

  • Being sustainable now preserves resources for tomorrow

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Sustainability is way more than just turning off the lights or fixing a leaky faucet. The overarching term includes an imperative for protecting the environment now so that future generations don't have to foot the bill later.

  • Garrison's recycling program expands services, reaps rewards

    Oct 25, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii generates approximately 9,000 tons of solid waste every year. Of that, less than 30 percent is recycled annually. Under Executive Order 13514, federal agencies must divert 50 percent of their total solid waste from landfills, via reuse or recycling, by the end of fiscal year 2015.

  • North Dakota's Newest Soldiers Give Back During 'Guard the Environment'

    Oct 25, 2010

    The North Dakota National Guard Recruit Training Battalion took a break from training for a community clean-up project in Bismarck, Fargo and Devils Lake this weekend. The event, called "Guard the Environment," was part of a National Guard Bureau-led initiative to give back to the communities that support service members while emphasizing the importance of caring for the environment.

  • Team Hawaii men win Army Ten-Miler Commander's Cup

    Oct 25, 2010

    More than 30,000 runners from around the world gathered shortly after dawn Oct. 24 at the Pentagon to run in the 26th Annual Army Ten-Miler. The Team Hawaii men's running team took the Commander's Cup for the second year in a row. Composed of Soldiers from units under U.S. Army, Pacific, headquartered at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, the team had a combined time of 3 hours, 41 minutes, 14 seconds.

  • Schofield's rainwater harvesting project yields water, energy savings

    Oct 25, 2010

    In an effort to demonstrate sustainable water management practices, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Directorate of Public Works' Environmental Division has developed a rainwater-harvesting project with the Oahu Army Natural Resources Program facility.

  • MG Terry dedicates energy-efficient KMC building

    Oct 25, 2010

    KILAUEA MILITARY CAMP, Hawaii - Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, U.S. Army-Hawaii, officially dedicated Kilauea Military Camp's Building 84 Photovoltaic Roofing Project, in a ceremony, here, Oct. 21.

  • Schofield achieves Tree City USA status

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - It's official! Schofield Barracks has achieved prestigious Tree City USA status, following a two-year collaborative effort between U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Directorate of Public Works, Island Palm Communities, and Actus Lend Lease.

  • Family Advocates teach nonviolence to children

    Oct 25, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Children who attend the Aberdeen Proving Ground Child Development Centers were treated to a "Hands Are Not For Hitting" puppet show Oct. 6 and 13.

  • Sustainability is systemic goal for Hawaii, Army

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - We often use the word "finite" to describe limited resources, but living on an island really brings the word into focus.

  • Energy conservation helps everyone save

    Oct 25, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - "I don't have any control over energy savings; that's the Army's business, not mine."

  • Army Ten Miler

    Oct 25, 2010

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) runs and provides support for the 26th Annual Army Ten Miler at the Pentagon and throughout Washington D.C. on Oct. 24.

  • Van pooling benefits installations, environment

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Mass Transportation Benefit Program provides reimbursement for mass transit commuting costs to reduce federal employees' contributions to traffic congestion and air pollution, and to expand their commuting alternatives.

  • U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu releases Trick or Treat hours

    Oct 25, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Authorized Halloween trick or treat hours for south (Aliamanu Military Reservation, Fort Shafter, Red Hill and Tripler Army Medical Center) and north (Helemano Military Reservation, Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airifeld) communities are Oct. 31, from 5:30-9 p.m., only.

  • Crime, housing among topics discussed at Oahu South town hall

    Oct 25, 2010

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - The Oahu South Community town hall meeting was held here, Oct. 13.

  • Military spouses' contributions, impacts are recognized

    Oct 25, 2010

    HONOLULU - The tens of thousands of screaming fans who filled Aloha Stadium cheered as eight women took the field and received honors in the 2010 Hawaii's Outstanding Military Spouse Awards at a University of Hawaii football game, Saturday.

  • FORSCOM's Campaign Plan Publication

    Oct 25, 2010

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Col. Dan Baggio, 404-464-5750, daniel.baggio@us.army.mil FORSCOM's Campaign Plan Publication FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Oct. 25, 2010) -- U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Commanding General, General James D. Thurman, will issue the FORSCOM Campaign Plan (2011-2015) on Oct. 26, 2010. "The FORSCOM Campaign Plan describes my vision to man, equip and train our Soldiers to operate in a dynamic, complex environment," said Gen. Thurman. "The plan is synchronous with the Army Campaign Plan, and focuses on our output-trained and ready forces capable of skillfully executing full spectrum operations anywhere in the world our capabilities are needed."

  • BCTC trains with realistic, virtual fire support missions

    Oct 25, 2010

    A Soldier scans the battlefield, his heart pounding with excitement. Suddenly, the sound of small-arms fire fills the air, and 7.62-millimeter rounds kick dirt up around him.

  • Ask the GC: October 2010

    Oct 25, 2010

    The "Ask the Garrison Commander" program is designed as a communication tool to allow Soldiers, civilians and family members to get concerns addressed and questions answered by the garrison commander. All submitted questions go directly to the garrison commander; directorates and support staff research queries and provide responses to the commander.

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