Archive: Oct 2010

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  • Straight Talk: New gate hours on post for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii

    Oct 25, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Effective Nov. 1, hours of operation for three U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii gates will change at Schofield Barracks' Foote and Kawamura gates and Fort Shafter's Patch Gate.

  • USARPAC CCP builds muscle memory at Kaneohe

    Oct 25, 2010

    The U.S. Army, Pacific, Contingency Command Post, the quick reaction command and control heaquarters unit of the Pacific, recently exercised this muscle memory during its Validation Exercise Oct. 12 through 29 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

  • APG employee places third in FMWRC arts and crafts competition

    Oct 25, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - An Aberdeen Proving Ground employee won third place in the Army-wide Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command's arts and crafts competition. Glenn Smit is an engineering technician with the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center Survivability/Lethality Directorate. He won the award for his submission of a custom made Bowie knife and sheath in the 3-D Mixed Media category. Smit will receive $100 and a certificate signed by the FMWRC commander, as well as a Coin of Excellence from Col. Orlando W. Ortiz, APG Garrison and deputy installation commander.

  • Fall Bazaar brings out choice offerings

    Oct 25, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A wide choice of seasonal, and not so seasonal, wares were available for Aberdeen Proving Ground shoppers during the Fall Bazaar at the Aberdeen Area Recreation Center Oct. 7.

  • Drill sergeant spouses honored at Riverside

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 18-hour workdays often put in by Army drill sergeants are felt on the homefront, too. Acknowledging the toll it takes on families, post leaders paid tribute earlier this week to the spouses behind the hats.

  • Apache gunnery Family Day

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers and their families from the 4th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Calvary Division, participate during a live fire family day aerial gunnery, here, Oct. 14.

  • Army training helps Soldiers save lives off the battlefield

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- For a Soldier, Army medical training can help save lives both on and off the battlefield.

  • CRDAMC Physical Therapy Department opens its doors

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center employees and patients had the chance to test their limits during the Physical Therapy Department's open house Oct. 21.

  • Wounded warriors take awards first time in Ten-Miler

    Oct 25, 2010

    More than 50 wounded, visually impaired and amputee athletes signed up for the 2010 Army Ten-Miler Sunday, competing against each other in categories of their own for the first time.

  • Fort Polk paintballers take aim at series crown

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- One of the most common questions asked by Soldiers and Family members upon arriving at a new duty station is, "What's there to do around here'" For Fort Polk area denizens, whether military, Family members, civilians or retirees, there is an opportunity to while away those weekend hours, and it's right on post: Paintball.

  • Vets share tales of valor, heartbreak at war

    Oct 25, 2010

    An old Soldier relives the same scene every day: In the muddy, humid jungle on a far-flung battlefield, he turns just in time to see his buddy take a bullet. Each day he watches his friend die. Every day, moments of comfort are at risk of being invaded by a memory: The stench of death, the discomfort of never being clean or dry, and the constant terror (pushed to the back of the mind) that this may be the day he gets hit with shrapnel or dies by a sniper's bullet. It may be easy to pass the grey-haired man and think "hurry up old man, I've got somewhere to be, and you're slowing me down." There might be a wealth of experience -- and sacrifice -- under a wrinkled brow, though. Movies like "Saving Private Ryan," and TV series like "The Pacific" can be eye opening for people who have not experienced the stress of combat -- often veterans come home and live with the constant memory of things their Families and neighbors might never understand. This week, as Fort Polk prepares for Saturday's Retiree Appreciation Day, some local retired combat veterans shared their experiences -- stories of horror and death that are inescapable for them, but unapparent to the casual bystander.

  • All-Army runners take top trophy from Brazilians at 26th Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 25, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Runners from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program triumphantly took the team trophy from the Brazilian Army at this year's Army Ten-Miler on Sunday.

  • Red Cross donates TRX equipment to Fort Polk's WTU

    Oct 25, 2010

    The TRX equipment and exercise program is a suspension training system that uses body weight to achieve fitness goals. The system is starting to gain attention in the Army. Thanks to the American Red Cross, the newest workout equipment on Fort Polk will not be found at any gym. Rather, it can be found at the Warrior Transition Unit.

  • Warrior Spirit Band motivates, inspires wounded warriors

    Oct 25, 2010

    Musical notes are nothing but sound until someone takes the time to string them together. The resulting music, paired with lyrics, can communicate powerful ideas. But that message is nothing but noise without a purpose. That's what the Warrior Spirit Band does. They take their experiences as Soldiers and infuse their songs with the emotions of those who have been to war, were wounded and come home to overcome those obstacles and move on with their lives.

  • Ladies lovingly labor over post Layette Program

    Oct 25, 2010

    Babies need lots of stuff and parents do their best to provide for their new bundles of joy, but a little help never hurts. After all, Fort Polk's Families are expanding. Babies are being delivered every month, sometimes while husbands are deployed. That's why the Fort Polk Layette Program, situated at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, works to provide some of the necessities parents and the newest members of their Families will require.

  • U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center CSM addresses Fort McCoy community, stresses importance of

    Oct 25, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center visited Fort McCoy Oct. 4 to present a variety of safety-related topics to the Fort McCoy community. According to Randall Eddy, Installation Safety Manager, Eyer was invited to Fort McCoy by the Regional Training Center-Central to speak to their troops. The Installation Safety Office assisted in the Command Sergeant Major's visit and opened up the presentation to the entire post, Eddy said. Eyer emphasized the importance of engaged leadership, and its effect on preventing off-duty fatalities and accidents.

  • Fort McCoy FY 2010 training total surpasses 111,000 mark

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT MCCOY, Wisc. -- The total for Fort McCoy training topped 111,000 personnel for fiscal year (FY) 2010, which ended Sept. 30.

  • Sustainability: Why should Army community care'

    Oct 25, 2010

    If the Army has its way, Fort Polk - as well as every other Army installation - will be self-sustainable within the next 25 years.

  • 2010 Patriot Day tri-signed letter

    Oct 25, 2010

  • Patriot Day 2010

    Oct 25, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston sign a letter recognizing Patriot Day 2010.

  • Our Heroes' Tree: Honoring servicemembers throughout the year

    Oct 25, 2010

    Through a display of ornaments on a tree, the program aims to recognize and remember both servicemembers and their Families.

  • Army's Best Warriors wrap up 2010 competition

    Oct 25, 2010

    From hand-to-hand combat, urban orienteering, detainee operations, and evaluating casualties, to weapons familiarization and night firing, the 24 competitors in this year's competition have worked hard for a shot at earning the title of Soldier or Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • The water sorts it out

    Oct 25, 2010

    On the southern tip of the Florida Keys, at what was a fallout shelter during the Cuban Missile Crisis era, is the Special Forces Underwater Operations School. It's where the military's elite special-operations forces train at some of the most physically demanding courses in the Army.

  • Music for the troops, by the 'Troops'

    Oct 25, 2010

    "Sing'" Daniel Jens, member of the 4TROOPS musical group, asked the sound technician before bursting into a rap. His band mates, Meredith Melcher, Ron Henry and David Clemo shook their heads and laughed. Their energy and regard for one another was apparent while they warmed up onstage at Wallace Theater at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Celebrate wellness during Massage Therapy Awareness Week, Oct. 24-30

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Massage Therapy is one of the many tools used at Fort Hood to decrease the symptoms of combat stress and to enhance health and well-being.

  • Darnall stresses infection prevention

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Just in time for Halloween, a room of horrors haunted staff at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.

  • ACC Soldiers and civilian honored at the tenth U.S. Army Acquisition Corps awards ceremony

    Oct 25, 2010

    Two Army Contracting Command Soldiers and one civilian were honored at the tenth U.S. Army Acquisition Corps Annual Awards Ceremony held Oct. 24, in Alexandria, Va. The awards ceremony pays tribute to uniformed and civilian professionals who work behind the scenes to provide combatant commanders and their Soldiers the weapons and equipment they need to execute decisive, full-spectrum operations in support of overseas contingency operations.

  • Employees learn safety procedures at fair

    Oct 25, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - More than 30 vendors packed the Lindner Conference Center Oct. 6 for the installation's safety preparedness fair.

  • Hi-speed Soldier

    Oct 25, 2010

    The rearview mirror reflected the slightly vibrating image of Adam Poppenhouse's eagerness; the glint in his eyes, the small smile on his face. The Mitsubishi Evo MR shuddered as he flicked a switch to engage the paddle shifters. The engine revved and the car leaped forward. The 23-year-old Army veteran was right where he wanted to be: behind the wheel of a fast car.

  • All-Army runners take top trophy from Brazilians at Ten-Miler

    Oct 25, 2010

    Runners from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program triumphantly took the team trophy from the Brazilian Army Sunday at this year's Army Ten-Miler.

  • Eagles prepare for flight

    Oct 25, 2010

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force 101, Regional Command East commander, receives an initial briefing for an upcoming flight on an F-15E Strike Eagle from U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Allan A. Nilles, 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, Oct. 20. Campbell is flying with members of the Strike Eagle squadron to become more familiar with the mission and capabilities of the F-15 which provides close-air support to his Soldiers on the ground in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Veterans Curation Project: Those who make history help preserve it

    Oct 25, 2010

    There is a link between mountains of prehistoric and historical artifacts, documents and records and Soldiers transitioning to civilian life.

  • 529th MP Soldiers bring laughter to the library

    Oct 25, 2010

    In a quiet corner of the Mannheim Library on Benjamin Franklin Village Oct. 19 a burst of laughter interrupts the building's silence. Giggles and squeals can hardly be contained.

  • Latvian soldiers receive valorous awards, CIBs at Saber Strike '11

    Oct 25, 2010

    Fear is nearly universal in combat, and overcoming that fear to accomplish great things for nation, allies and comrades in arms can be the ultimate test for combat soldiers.

  • US Forces hunters assist German officials with game management at Graf

    Oct 25, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Soldiers and Airmen from across Europe took part in a prestigious hunting opportunity with the German federal forest office at Grafenwoehr in early October assisting German officials in managing natural resources within the military training area.

  • 21st TSC partners with Kaiserslautern High School

    Oct 25, 2010

    Wearing a Kaiserslautern High School Raiders baseball cap, Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, signed a proclamation to announce the partnership between the 21st TSC and KHS Oct. 15 at the Galaxy Theater here on Vogelweh.

  • 18th Engineer Brigade Battle Staff Ride

    Oct 25, 2010

    Senior leaders from the 18th Engineer Brigade toured World War II battle sites during a battle staff ride Sept. 27-29 to develop a more comprehensive understanding on the operational art of combat engineering.

  • AUSA recognizes Aberdeen Chapter

    Sep 9, 2011

    The Association of the United States Army presented its Aberdeen Chapter with the Best Chapter in its size category Monday, Oct. 25 in Washington, D.C.

  • Army secretary calls for transformation

    Sep 9, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than 33,000 Soldiers, Army civilians and contractors are expected to gather over the next three days to attend the 2010 Association of the United States Army annual meeting here.

  • Army honors its best at Acquisition Corps awards dinner

    Sep 9, 2011

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Army officials recognized the outstanding work of its acquisition, logistics and technology professionals Oct. 24 at the Acquisition Corps Annual Awards Dinner in Alexandria, Va.

  • 2CAB Soldiers choose to stay Army

    Oct 24, 2010

    HUMPHREYS GARRISON, South Korea -- Re-enlisting in the U.S. Army is sometimes a difficult decision that all Soldiers must contemplate during their military tenure.

  • FRG leaders learn how to counter impact of multiple, frequent, extended deployments - reintegration

    Oct 24, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 23, 2010) - Teaching gathered Family Readiness Group leaders how to counter the stress they and their Soldiers have faced during more than nine years of war was the focus of the "Reintegration and Mitigating Impacts of Recurring, Frequent and Extended Deployments" breakout session held here Oct. 23. Part of the third annual U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group Training Symposium, the session was one of five available to FRG leaders here during day three of the training event. FORSCOM Well-Being Specialists Felix Major and Terrance Spoon led the breakout session, teaching the 470 FRG leaders who represented FORSCOM units from installations nationwide.

  • Red Ribbon Week

    Oct 24, 2010

    What is it' The Assistant Secretary of Defense has designated Oct. 24-30 , 2010 as Red Ribbon Week in support of substance abuse education and prevention activities in the military. This year's theme is "I am Drug Free."

  • FORSCOM senior leader finishes Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 24, 2010

    FORSCOM senior leader participates in the Army Ten-miler Race.

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    Oct 24, 2010

  • FRG leaders learn about funding, fundraising

    Oct 24, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 23, 2010) - Knowing when you can and when you can't spend money to support your unit's Family Readiness Group can sometimes be confusing, especially for volunteer FRG leaders. That's why Col. Norman F. Allen, staff judge advocate for U.S. Army Forces Command, led a breakout session today at the third annual FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium held at the Hyatt Crystal City Hotel that included information about funding and fundraising.

  • The 2010 Association of the United States Army's annual meeting 25 - 27 Oct.

    Oct 24, 2010

    Seminars and special presentations on the Global War on Terrorism, the Army's Transformation to the Future Force, LandWarNet, Expeditionary Logistics, Actionable Intelligence and other issues affecting today's Army.

  • Deployed troops take center stage in competition

    Oct 24, 2010

    Soldiers serving on Camp Taji, Iraq, with an aviation brigade faced off Oct. 23, during a unit competition testing their technical expertise in areas ranging from vehicle operations to equipment maintenance.

  • Twenty Soldiers awarded Expert Field Medical Badge

    Oct 24, 2010

    Twenty Pacific region Soldiers earned their EFMBs following an intense 11-day technical evaluation at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 22.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders learn about survivor outreach services at annual training symposium

    Oct 24, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 23, 2010) - Survivor Outreach Services experts from Installation Management Command today encouraged the 470 Family Readiness Group leaders, attending the third annual U.S. Army Forces Command FRG Training Symposium here to educate themselves about the benefits of "SOS." Donna Engeman, Survivor Outreach Services survivor advocate and special projects coordinator for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, was the primary SOS instructor at the training symposium. She is also a survivor who lost her husband when he was killed by an explosively formed penetrating device May 14, 2006 in Iraq.

  • Family readiness group leaders tackle comprehensive Soldier fitness

    Oct 23, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 22, 2010) - U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) hosted the second day of its third annual Family Readiness Group (FRG) Training Symposium Oct. 22 at the Hyatt Hotel by focusing on Comprehensive Soldier Fitness. The annual training event attracted 470 FRG leaders from Army units nationwide this year.

  • CSA visits a Full Spectrum Operation exercise

    Oct 23, 2010

  • Chief of Staff visits Full Spectrum Operation exercise

    Oct 23, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the US Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., visited Fort Polk, LA, to observe a Full Spectrum Operation exercise on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. The Full Spectrum exercise focuses on facing and defeating a hybrid threat representing both an insurgent force and an organized military force.

  • CSA visits Full Spectrum Operation exercise

    Oct 23, 2010

  • Recruiting Command announces FY 11 as Year of the Station Commander

    Oct 23, 2010

    Recruiting Command leaders announced Fiscal Year 2011 as the Year of the Recruiting Station Commander Wednesday during its annual leadership conference held in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Family Readiness Leaders Get Tips on Health

    Oct 23, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 22, 2010) - Colonel Holly Olson, director of medical education in charge of all graduate professional health education at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, spoke to 470 Family Readiness Group (FRG) leaders here today, pertaining to maintaining their individual health. The FRG leaders, representing Army units nationwide, are gathered in the nation's capital to attend the third annual U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) FRG Training Symposium from Oct. 21 to 27.

  • Army sergeant finds his passion in baking

    Oct 23, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Whoever said "never trust a skinny chef" could not have been thinking about military cooks at the time. Meet the 185-pound U.S. Army Sgt. Bill McDonald.

  • 'Wings of Lightning' Soldier earns Expert Field Medical Badge

    Oct 22, 2010

    First Lieutenant Michael Sudweeks, UH-60 MEDEVAC pilot, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), was awarded the Expert Field Medical Badge during an award ceremony at Schofield Barracks' Sills Field, Oct. 22.

  • Tate assumes command of 'Wings of Lightning'

    Oct 22, 2010

    Colonel Mike Lundy relinquished command of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade to Col. Frank Tate during the "Wings of Lightning" Brigade's change of command on Sills Field at Schofield Barracks, Oct. 21.

  • Latest technologies unveiled at 2010 Robotics Rodeo

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Army got a glimpse of the future last week at the 2010 Robotics Rodeo. More than 50 companies from across the country showcased their technologies Oct. 12-15 at Fort Benning's McKenna Urban Operations Complex.

  • The importance of Family Emergency Preparedness

    Oct 22, 2010

    An important facet to Family safety is having a plan and being prepared in case an emergency strikes. Preparing yourself and your Family for all types of emergencies is very important.

  • Spouse's FEX creates time for bonding

    Oct 22, 2010

    Fort Campbell spouses had a lot of fun and got some special "peer" attention this past weekend from the Army Wife Network and the spouse's Field Exercise at the Family Resource Center.

  • Army's Best Warriors wrap up 2010 competition

    Oct 22, 2010

    In its ninth year, the U.S. Army Best Warrior Competition, held at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17-22 has evolved into an ultimate test of Soldiery. From hand-to-hand combat, urban orienteering, detainee operations, and evaluating casualties, to weapons familiarization and night firing, the 24 competitors in this yearAca,!a,,cs competition have worked hard for a shot at earning the title of Soldier or Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • Work begins on $8.4 million chapel complex

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT CAMPELL, Ky. -- Work began on a new Fort Campbell chapel complex Wednesday, as post leaders gathered at Bastogne Avenue and 42nd Street for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site.

  • Iraqi Police complete mid-course curriculum with aid of Army MPs

    Oct 22, 2010

    More than 100 Iraqi Police officers from throughout Baghdad recently completed important coursework in human rights, officer development, train-the-trainer and counter-insurgency.

  • Children of Fort Campbell learn golf, life skills

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- The game of golf requires quiet, calm and focus - not traits generally associated with school age children. But that's exactly what the First Tee program is aiming to teach the children of Fort Campbell.

  • CAC-T Conducts Battle Staff Attack the Network Pre-Deployment Training for Guard, Active Duty Units

    Oct 22, 2010

    When it comes to saving lives in Afghanistan, Iraq or elsewhere, determining which training approach emphasizes preventing the network from placing the improvised explosive device (IED) vice reacting to the detonation of an IED is the key to addressing the "left of the boom" pre-deployment training. The Combined Arms Center-Training's Collective Training Directorate (CTD) Counter-IED (C-IED) Branch conducted Battle Staff Attack the Network pre-deployment training for the 111th Engineer Battalion, 36th Infantry Division Texas National Guard at Brownwood, Texas and the Special Troops Battalion of 4th Brigade, 1st Armor Division at FT Bliss, Texas in August and September, respectively. Lt. Col. Samuel E. Hales, Commander, 4-1 STB, 4BDE, 1AD, commented that this was the best training his unit has received and that the MTT just instructed his class.

  • Darnall respiratory therapists committed to saving lives

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - CRDAMC Respiratory Services provides 24-hour support throughout the hospital to emergency care, medical, surgical and neonatal intensive care, pediatrics, pulmonary, arterial blood gas and laboratory testing settings.

  • 45th IBCT launches new Shadow

    Oct 22, 2010

    Members of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team successfully launched and recovered its first RQ-7 unmanned aerial system at the Henry Post Army Airfield, October 19.

  • Chaplain (Major General) Douglas L. Carver

    Oct 22, 2010

  • Fast field set for 26th running of Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 22, 2010

    Sunday's 26th running of the Army Ten-Miler is expected to feature one of the fastest fields since 1998 when Maj. Dan Browne battled a slew of contenders to win the chase in 48 minutes, 52 seconds.

  • Contracting warriors sharpen their military skills

    Oct 22, 2010

    It was anything but fun and games as members of the Expeditionary Contracting Command Headquarters conducted warrior task training recently at Fort Belvoir, Va. "Training is one of the most important aspects of Soldiering," said Brig. Gen. Joe Bass, ECC commander, who participated in the day long training session. "In order to execute a mission, a Soldier has to be competent in their actions. That's what training is all about. Instilling the knowledge and confidence in one's ability to get the job done."

  • CECOM officially joins the APG community

    Oct 22, 2010

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command unfurled its color Oct. 22 at a ceremony marking the official arrival of CECOM to Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Inspiring leaders

    Oct 22, 2010

    Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge, Combined Arms Support Command and Sustainment Center of Excellence commanding general, shares inspirational words with graduates of the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course during an Oct. 22 ceremony. More than 120 military members, including 14 international students, and their families packed the auditorium at the Army Logistics University. During his address, Hodge challenged the graduates to remember the lessons they learned and to always remain excited and positive about the important missions they perform as sustainers.

  • Day five of the 2010 Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 22, 2010) -- The final day of the 2010 Best Warrior Competition went off with a bang -- literally. The 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers entered in the event were awakened by an attack on their living quarters. They were required to treat casualties, later moved by convoy to an undisclosed location and then to a mock Middle Eastern village where they were faced with an escalation of force scenario. A stress fire range event and uniform inspection followed. A combatives tournament topped off the week.

  • Fort Rucker CID agents, local police teach awareness, self defense

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- While having no violent crime in the world is a lofty goal, Criminal Investigation Command and police officers still teach people how to handle potentially volatile situations.

  • Let the games begin!

    Oct 22, 2010

    More than 400 special olympians and 700 volunteers participated in the 42nd annual Special Olympics at Milton Frank Stadium Oct. 19. A number of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command employees volunteered, among them was Michelle Smith, an operations research and systems analyst with the Future Warfare Center. "Everyone should do it at least once," Smith said. "After that they will be hooked. We had a great time, and I look forward to volunteering next year."

  • Empowering Defense: Small steps save energy

    Jul 6, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- October is Energy Awareness Month, and Army officials remind people to be energy conscious with the motto, "Empowering Defense through Energy Security."

  • ASAP: Responsible drinking helps keep trouble to a minimum

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Drinking responsibly can help reduce the number of crime victims and perpetrators, according to Army Substance Abuse Program officials.

  • CH (MG) Douglas L. Carver

    Oct 22, 2010

    ASU Photo of the Chief of Chaplains

  • Special Forces Soldiers participate in a Combined Training exercise

    Oct 22, 2010

    Special Forces Soldiers participate in a Combined Training exercise

  • Picerne encourages wise energy use at Fort Rucker housing

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Small steps to using energy efficiently help prepare Soldiers, their Families and homes to "LiveArmyGreen."

  • Depot Sidewinder Missile team wins Shingo medallion

    Oct 22, 2010

  • Engineer earns 'Iron Aviator' title

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker's newest Iron Aviator won twice during the Aviation Captain Career Course's competition Oct. 15 at Lake Tholocco's West Beach.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Hispanic heritage

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and civilians, both Hispanic and non, celebrated the closing of Hispanic Heritage Month at The Landing Oct. 14 with food and dance.

  • Fort Bragg FMWR holds third annual Volksmarch at Smith Lake

    Oct 22, 2010

    A little over 200 dogs joined their owners for the Third Annual Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Volksmarch held Oct. 16, at Smith Lake recreation area. The event consisted of a 5K or 10K walk through the Smith Lake grounds, music, food, Family fun and games, hayrides and a dog costume contest.

  • A Golden Smile

    Oct 22, 2010

  • Fort Bragg ASYMCA holds annual Fall Festival

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- More than 60 children took advantage of the opportunity to dress up in costume weeks before Halloween as the Armed Services YMCA held its annual Fall Festival Saturday at the ASYMCA building here.

  • Red badge of courage: Fort Bragg physician assistants serve with distinction

    Oct 22, 2010

    "If you don't want to take care of America's sons and daughters in harms way, don't apply." That was the response given to Capt. Jennifer Dempsey on the day she applied for the Interservice Physician Assistant Program. Dempsey joined a growing number of Soldiers who are committed to serving both their country and compatriots. On Fort Bragg, PAs provide primary health care for Soldiers and their Family members, often taking the place of licensed physicians in clinics and in the field. On a typical day, a PA can record medical histories, perform physical exams, treat patient illnesses, assist surgeons and promote the health of the installation.

  • Wildcats kick off Red Ribbon Week

    Oct 22, 2010

    Army Reserve Soldiers, civilians and family members stood shoulder-to-shoulder to form a unified alliance against drugs on Oct. 22 to help kick off a week-long Red Ribbon Week awareness celebration.

  • A day of giving: Fort Bragg spouses donate blood

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Megan Alcorn said she learned of the Military Spouse Day of Giving blood drive that took place Oct. 13, from XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, commander, Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick's Facebook page.

  • Fort Bragg children 'get ready' with coloring contest

    Oct 22, 2010

    In the era of after-school activities, dual working parents and other activities that leave our society with less time than they ever had before, no one is thinking about a disaster or emergency situation. Fort Bragg, in honor of the seventh annual National Preparedness Month in September, sponsored a "Get Ready Fort Bragg" essay and art contest last month for Fort Bragg elementary and junior high school students. "Get Ready Fort Bragg," is based off the "Ready Campaign," a program that encourages Americans to be prepared in the case of an emergency situation at home, work or within the community.

  • Fort Bragg emergency personnel wear pink for good, justifiable cause

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. This month, the good guys wore pink on Fort Bragg.

  • Hawthorne, Kessler top leader boards at All-Army Golf Team Trials

    Oct 22, 2010

    Capts. Patrick Hawthorne and Daniela Kessler topped the leader boards at the conclusion of the 2010 All-Army Golf Team Trials on Oct. 19 at The Cardinal Golf Club.

  • Hawthorne, Kessler top leader boards at All-Army Golf Team Trials

    Oct 22, 2010

    Capts. Patrick Hawthorne and Daniela Kessler topped the leader boards at the conclusion of the 2010 All-Army Golf Team Trials on Oct. 19 at The Cardinal Golf Club.

  • 53rd IBCT DE-MOB ROC Drill hosted at Fort Stewart

    Oct 22, 2010

    As the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team begins to return next month from their deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, they will be demobilizing through Fort Stewart, Ga., with the support of the 188th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East. Florida's largest National Guard unit, the 53rd "Gator Brigade," with approximately 2,500 Soldiers served nine months in Iraq under Operation Iraqi Freedom during the draw-down of U.S. forces in Iraq, and the 188th is set to make their transition back to the states as seamless as possible.

  • Fort Rucker officials urge Halloween safety

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Post-wide trick-or-treating is Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Directorate of Public Safety officials remind parents and children to be safe while having fun.

  • Friendly force visibility to improve with handhelds and TIGR integration

    Oct 22, 2010

    It weighs less than a helmet or a pair of combat boots, but for isolated Soldiers it could be just as critical to survival. Through an unconventional approach - connecting an everyday cell phone to a tactical radio - Soldiers could soon have a handheld device to access information about their mission and surroundings. By plugging into a powerful existing network, leaders of Joint Battle Command - Platform believe their handheld combination will provide an inexpensive interim solution that could be demonstrated to Soldiers as soon as February. The concept will be demonstrated at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, DC the week of Oct. 25, along with other evolving capabilities in JBC-P such as TIGR integration.

  • Fort Leavenworth dedicates new chapel

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (Oct. 21, 2010) - Frontier Chapel on Fort Leavenworth was dedicated in an ecumenical service Oct. 18.

  • Happy Halloween - Fort Rucker offers fun, safe holiday activities

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and Families looking for fun ways to celebrate Halloween have many options available through the end of the month. Check out these activities hosted by Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff to enjoy the spooky holiday.

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