Archive: Nov 2010

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  • Arrowhead Division prepares for deployment to Iraq

    Nov 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Soldiers of the 36th Infantry "Arrowhead" Division, Texas Army National Guard, came here in late September to begin the final stages of training for their deployment to southern Iraq, where they will serve as the headquarters of U.S. Division - South in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Airmen help cavalry regiment engineer success

    Nov 30, 2010

  • Army caregiver wins year of free housecleaning services

    Nov 30, 2010

    For dedicated service to her Family and community, Army spouse Trish Ratliff of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., won a year's worth of free housecleaning services through the Armed Forces Recreation Centers "Caregivers Appreciation" promotion.

  • Called forward: Cavalry unit quickly assumes mission in Iraq

    Nov 30, 2010

    Troop F, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment arrived Nov. 26 at Contingency Operating Site Delta in southeastern Iraq, to begin conducting missions in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Commanders Safety Course

    Nov 30, 2010

    <b >What is it' </b > The Commanders Safety Course is a powerful tool designed to prepare commanders to manage successful unit safety programs that mitigate accidents and positively impact mission readiness. The course is available online for active duty, National Guard and Reserve Soldiers through the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center Distance Learning program.

  • TARDEC technologies earn two Army's Greatest Invention Awards

    Nov 30, 2010

  • Army's first community-based medical clinic now open

    Nov 30, 2010

    The first of 17 planned off-base Army medical clinics opened today outside Fort Campbell, Ky., as part of an initiative that is aiming to free up health care access for Active Duty Soldiers on installations.

  • Recalibrating the Afghan Reconciliation Program

    Nov 30, 2010

    In December 2001, the framers of the Bonn Agreement laid out a plan to end conflict in Afghanistan, heal a divided, wounded nation, and bring about lasting peace.1 However, 9 years later, stability remains elusive, and these goals have yet to be fully realized. Theories abound but are ever evolving as to how to make progress; bright new ideas are mixed with transplanted success stories but yield unsatisfactory results. One area that has warranted much attention is the promotion of national reconciliation. Reintegration and reconciliation are recognized as key strategies to conducting a successful counterinsurgency. Reintegration focuses on individuals within enemy ranks who can be incentivized to abandon their allegiance to the cause; reconciliation offers amnesty and political position to enemy leadership to bring them into the fold.

  • Analytics and Action in Afghanistan

    Nov 30, 2010

    In fragile states such as Afghanistan where governments are weak and violent actors threaten civil peace, the United States finds itself trying to establish stability on the ground in the short term and under fire. In this difficult situation, the U.S. Government has sought "transformation," which has become a central concept of operation. This concept unifies civilian and military stabilization operations to mitigate the root causes that drive instability. Other things being equal, this is more attractive than treating the symptoms of instability after they appear.

  • Is the conduct of war a business'

    Nov 30, 2010

    The U.S. military has long used various business models in managing its bureaucracy and budget and planning its force. During the 1960s, however, the Pentagon used a business model extensively in its conduct of the war in Vietnam, ultimately leading to disaster. Despite this, since the late 1990s, the U.S. military has increasingly embraced the notion that business models can and should be applied to the conduct of war.

  • Strategic Communication in the New Media Sphere

    Nov 30, 2010

    The U.S. Government continues to seek a comprehensive, effective communication strategy through which it may project and promote American interests, policies, and objectives abroad. Many believe that the government and military have been outcommunicated since 9/11. A primary cause of this alleged deficiency is failure to recognize that strategic communication through traditional media and through the new media are not the same thing. There are fundamental differences between traditional and new media spheres. Hence, using conventional methods for new media strategic communication is decidedly less productive than developing a communication strategy appropriate for the new media universe. Pentagon press secretary briefs media on Secretary of Defense's schedule

  • Army explores PTSD treatments

    Nov 30, 2010

    Science and technology is leading the approach for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and those treatments were discussed by medical experts at a topical panel at the 27th Army Science Conference Nov 30. The treatments discussed ranged from cognitive therapy and pharmaceutical treatment to virtual reality.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord network enterprise reps provide personalized service

    Nov 30, 2010

    Technicians at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Wash. Network Enterprise Center (NEC) now go face-to-face with customers to establish relationships.

  • AFAP Update: Progress on behavioral health service, TBI care

    Nov 30, 2010

    Following up on the issues that are so important to the members of the Army community gives momentum to the AFAP process and reinforces the promises made in the Army Family Covenant.

  • Gates, Mullen endorse 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' working group's report

    Nov 30, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today urged the Senate to repeal the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law this year. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke at a Pentagon news conference unveiling the recommendations of the working group tasked with looking at the issues associated with implementing a repeal of the law that bans gays from serving openly in the military.

  • OPSEC slips can slay Soldiers, says SMA

    Nov 30, 2010

    Sharing what seems to be even trivial information online can be dangerous to your loved one and the fellow Soldiers in their unit -- and may even get them killed.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord: Network Enterprise Reps provide units face-to face service

    Nov 30, 2010

    Technicians at the Joint Base Lewis-McCord (JBLM), Wash. Network Enterprise Center (NEC) now go face-to-face with customers to establish relationships.

  • Army Astronaut Commander Returns to Earth

    Nov 30, 2010

    WASHINGTON -- Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Thursday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station.

  • Army caregiver wins year of free housecleaning services

    Nov 30, 2010

    Army spouse Trish Ratliff has won a year's worth of free housecleaning services through the Armed Forces Recreation Centers' "Caregivers Appreciation" promotion.

  • MilGaming portal launches expansion

    Nov 30, 2010

    The Army expanded its MilGaming portal Monday to include a suite of PC-based virtual training applications and tools that are open to anyone with a Department of Defense Common Access Card.

  • Leaders can pave way for openly gay troops, general says

    Nov 30, 2010

    A change in the law that bans gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the military can be implemented without irreparable harm, the co-chair of a Pentagon working group that studied the matter said yesterday.

  • Cyclists refuse to leave teammate behind

    Nov 30, 2010

    DURING the Warrior Games' cycling competition, a sport focused on individual achievement, servicemembers proved that they care more about teamwork and the Warrior Ethos than winning-even off the battlefield.

  • Winning medals and battling PTSD

    Nov 30, 2010

    TORMENTED by nightmares from a convoy attack during his first deployment to Iraq and driven to compensate with muscles for his shorter stature, Spc. Filipe Hill took this section of the Warrior Ethos a little too far. To help cope with his flashbacks and anger, he worked out up to three times a day, six days a week, during his second tour in Iraq. He always believed pain truly was weakness leaving the body, so he ignored his body's protests when he bench-pressed 315 pounds and squatted 450, until, that is, the day he could no longer hold a dumbbell with his left arm.

  • Don't Ask, Don't Tell report released (.pdf download)

    Nov 30, 2010

  • Healing through sports

    Nov 30, 2010

    IT'S about the ability, not the disability." That was the refrain echoed over and over again by wounded, ill and injured servicemembers who participated in the first-ever Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., last spring. Most said it while shrugging their shoulders and trying to downplay their achievements, as though participating in an intense Paralympic-sponsored sports competition mere months after sustaining catastrophic injuries happens every day.

  • Things they take to war

    Nov 30, 2010

    NOT unlike any Soldier about to deploy, the first item I packed for deployment was my lucky-charm item.

  • Officials confirm death of Taliban leader

    Nov 30, 2010

    Officials from NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan today confirmed the death of a Taliban leader killed in a gun battle with Afghan and coalition forces Nov. 28 in Paktiya province, military officials reported.

  • Art of the American Soldier: Art documents history, reveals emotion

    Nov 30, 2010

    Warm spotlights highlighted an array of unique artwork while the rest of the world faded into the shadows. Museum patrons strolled through the display, catching a glimpse of Soldier life. "It's my job to capture history," said Master Sgt. Martin Cervantez, and he does so, skillfully.

  • Mullen: Military workplace needs more flexibility

    Nov 30, 2010

    Recognizing and finding ways to accommodate the changing needs of servicemembers and their families with regard to the military workplace should be a priority for leaders, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here yesterday.

  • After the door is kicked in

    Nov 30, 2010

    IT was a bloody mess. Blood spattered the floor, walls, and a small wooden table in what could only be called a torture chamber, nestled in the basement of a squat concrete building. A drill, knives and various pieces of gardening equipment littered the table, each coated in a thick layer of congealing blood. It was a scene out of a nightmare and the faces of the paratroopers, who first encountered the horror, revealed surprise and revulsion. This was not the bomb-maker's lab they expected.

  • December 2010 Vol 65, Issue 12

    Nov 30, 2010

    The Paralympics-sponsored Warrior Games demonstrates Soldiers' determination throughout the healing process.

  • Holiday Season Vigilance

    Nov 30, 2010

    Report any suspicious activity through local iWatch Army channels. Everyone needs to remember - "If you see something, say something."

  • Army team finishes Culinary World Cup with bronze

    Nov 30, 2010

    The US Army Culinary Arts Team finished the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg with a bronze medal for the hot dinner the team served.

  • IMCOM Mentor Pairs meet in San Antonio

    Nov 30, 2010

    Participants in the Installation Management Command Headquarters Centralized Mentoring Program came together in San Antonio for a three-day orientation Nov 16-18.

  • Vietnam: You just survived

    Nov 30, 2010

    The Vietnam War was a troublesome conflict for most Americans. The actual fighting was brought into our living rooms every evening during the nightly televised news programs. The draft forced many young men into military service at a time when the nation was in upheaval.

  • U.S. Army South hosts Peruvian Army Commander

    May 24, 2011

    The commanding general and command sergeant major of the Peruvian Army and their spouses visited U.S. Army South headquarters to promote bilateral efforts, develop professional partnerships, and increase interaction between the two armies Nov. 15-18.

  • 'Bulldog Bite' clears Pech River Valley

    Nov 30, 2010

    On a mountainside plateau 7,500 feet high in the Taliban-infested Pech River Valley, something moved in the night.

  • Speeches

    Nov 30, 2010

  • NCR leaders discuss area security

    Nov 30, 2010

    Current threats to the national capital region and their countermeasures were discussed at the quarterly the JFHQ NCR Commander's Conference at MCB Quantico.

  • 'Triple Deuce' Exceeds Expectations with Afghan National Army

    Nov 30, 2010

    Commander, International Security Assistance Force and Commander U.S. Forces Afghanistan, Gen. David H. Petraeus arrived at the Kabul Military Training Center (KMTC) today to present a Meritorious Unit Commendation to the 2nd Battalion 22nd Infantry Regiment (Triple Deuce) 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. Triple Deuce received the award for their exemplary execution of their combat and advisory mission to the Afghan National Army (ANA). Petraeus applauded the accomplishments of the unit and shared his appreciation for their success.

  • Contracting battalion conducts exercise, studies World War II history

    Nov 30, 2010

    The weather was chilly, the leaves were turning as the Soldiers from the 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion invaded Adolph Hitler's bunker in true Army fashion during a recent fall collective training exercise.

  • Romanian president visits troops in Afghanistan

    Nov 30, 2010

  • Philadelphia Marathon returns to Hohenfels

    Nov 30, 2010

    Though the 2nd Annual Philadelphia Marathon First Wave Warrior Race 5K took place more than a week before the world-renowned race in Pennsylvania, participants in the Hohenfels event also played an active part in the race back home.

  • English language teachers begin classes in Rustamiyah, across Iraq

    Nov 30, 2010

    A team of United States Forces-Iraq-sponsored English Language teachers began conducting classes with cadets attending the Iraqi Military Academy at Rustamiyah Nov. 1

  • 37 RGB Soldiers graduate Intelligence School

    Nov 30, 2010

    Thirty-seven Regional Guard Brigade Soldiers successfully completed the Iraqi Army Intelligence School at Camp Taji Nov. 15.

  • Army general awards Airman on Thanksgiving Day

    Nov 30, 2010

    For one airman, you can get you award and eat Turkey too. Such was the case for Senior Airman Brandon Bednarski when Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal at Camp Stone in the Herat province in western Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day.

  • River and Mountains

    Nov 30, 2010

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- With razor wire in the foreground, a river flows down the highlands in the distance, toward Forward Operating Base Bostic. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Justin Espada, TF Mountain Eagle, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade)

  • DART Rehearsal

    Nov 30, 2010

    PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Soldiers from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's Task Force Mountain Eagle look on as an OH-58D Kiowa provides security during a Downed Aircraft Recover Team exercise Nov. 8. (Photo by TF Mountain Eagle, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade)

  • Chinook from above

    Nov 30, 2010

    PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Soldiers from Task Force Mountain Eagle provide security as they off load a CH-47 Chinook during a Downed Aircraft Recovery Team exercise Nov. 8. (Photo by TF Mountain Eagle, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade)

  • Tech panel discusses support to warfighter

    Sep 9, 2011

    The Army is seeking ways to use technology to better support the warfighter. A topical panel consisting of members representing different facets of the Army took center stage during an afternoon session of the 27th Army Science Conference Nov. 29.

  • Troops celebrate Thanksgiving at friendship party

    Nov 29, 2010

    SEOUL Aca,!" The Korean American Friendship Association Thanksgiving and Year-end Party for U.S. Forces Korea was held here at the Shilla Hotel Nov. 23 to recognize the contributions of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines to security on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Induction ceremony held for Soldiers in South Korea

    Nov 29, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - An induction ceremony for the Sgt. Audie L. Murphy Club and Gen. Paik Sun-yup Leadership Award was held here Nov. 24 to recognize exemplary U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officers of the Army and Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army.

  • Top U.S. Army NCO leads run on Yongsan Garrison

    Nov 29, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - "It was a small run but it was a great run," said Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston following an early morning NCO run Nov. 29.

  • 25th CAB trains, certifies combat lifesavers

    Nov 29, 2010

    The first forty-nine 25th CAB Soldiers participated in the CAB's CLS training and qualification program since returning from Iraq, and earned their CLS certification at Wheeler Army Airfield (WAAF), Nov. 18.

  • Road closures at Schofield Barracks

    Nov 29, 2010

  • Garrison Commander's Corner: Mulbury addresses IAC concerns past, present

    Nov 29, 2010

    The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Installation Action Council is comprised of senior military leaders, Soldiers and family members from each major command, and community groups such as the civilian workforce and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers.

  • Life on the Iraq-Iran Border

    Nov 29, 2010

    Professionalisation of the Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement is a focus for U.S. Division-South. This photoset contains images of life on the Iraq-Iran border as seen through the lens of the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Inf. Div. public affairs office.

  • Army leads way in turning trash into treasure

    Nov 29, 2010

    Commanders from Oahu's military installations formalized their unified commitment to reduce solid waste and enhance recycling with a memorandum of understanding, or MOU, signing at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 16.

  • "Life is Sacred":Basra celebrates Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 29, 2010

    In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the 1st Infantry Division, Division, Equal Opportunity team hosted a night of observance and a Native American half-marathon, in Basra, Iraq.

  • Adaptive Networks, Threats and Solutions

    Nov 29, 2010

    <b>What Is It' </b> The pervasive threats facing our country call for immediate response. The Adaptive, Networks, Threats and Solutions (ANTS) Division is the Army's answer to defeating various hybrid threat Tactics, Techniques and Procedures ( TTP's) such as IED's with rapid support to the warfighter. ANTS serves as the Army's representative to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) and performs a vital mission in the fight against terrorism by: - Defeating hybrid threats, IED's, adaptive human networks and emerging hybrid technologies - Facilitating development of hybrid solutions - Championing enduring hybrid warfare and counter-IED capabilities - Moving beyond the IED and analyzing root causes and adaptive networks - sociological, cultural and behavioral

  • US and Chile hold staff talks

    Nov 29, 2010

    Leaders from U.S. Army South began bilateral staff talks with Chilean army leaders here today to promote the professional partnership and interaction between the two armies.

  • Cacti Soldier Proposes Marriage During Battalion's Spouse Day

    Nov 29, 2010

    Nov 20, Cpt. Brooks Demmer, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, took to one knee outside a shoot house off Kole Kole, here on Schofield Barracks.

  • Cacti Spouse Day

    Nov 29, 2010

    "Spouse Day", held by 3rd Battalion, 25th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division on Nov 20, here.

  • Veterans' Day Parade

    Nov 29, 2010

  • Iraqi, US Armies donate school supplies to underprivileged children

    Nov 29, 2010

    A special visit from the Iraqi and United States armies brought excitement to Iraqi children at one of Basra's primary schools as part of the Army's civic action development.

  • NPWE is On-Point at Arsenal/Global Army Family

    Nov 29, 2010

    The Non-Paid Work Experience program helps veterans with their transition back to civilian life and seeks out opportunities for veterans to develop career paths that are in line with their military training. Rock Island Arsenal-Garrison, in conjunction with Equal Employment Opportunity office, Disability Program Coordinator and the Department of Veterans Affairs, provide NPWE. The Garrison-NPWE program provides eligible veterans an opportunity to obtain training and practical job experience. "NPWE is a win, win for all parties involved," said James Stout, disability program manager, EEO. "You match the right veteran to the right career. The VA handles the cost of educating and training the veteran and the employer receives quality workers with minimal red tape and no expense. Once training is complete an employer can hire the veteran, but is under no obligation to do so."

  • Question and answer period provides insight on contracting with the government

    Nov 29, 2010

    The Army Contracting Command gathered more than 250 years of contracting experience to answer questions from attendees at the National Defense Industrial Association's 14th Annual Small Business Conference Nov. 17 in McLean, Va.

  • Saving Lives Under Fire

    Nov 29, 2010

    Researchers are developing a remote robotic triage system to help medics determine when to leave cover to attend to battlefield casualties.

  • Moving on: Sustainers retire from the Army after more than 20 years of service

    Nov 29, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Nov. 23, 2010) - Two Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) were honored during the United States Army Human Resources Center of Excellence and Fort Knox Retirement Ceremony at the post's Leader's Club Nov. 23.

  • Darnall's Pharmacy Department and staff win prestigious awards

    Nov 29, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Pharmacy Department picked up two prestigious awards at the 2010 Joint Forces Pharmacy Seminar held in October in Chattanooga, Tenn.

  • 'Orient Shield' pairs National Guard with Japanese troops

    Nov 29, 2010

    About 400 National Guard Soldiers from six states trained for two weeks in northern Japan during November in an exercise called Orient Shield 11.

  • 'Windtalker' provides view into WWII

    Nov 29, 2010

    One might think that Dr. Barney Old Coyote's service in the Army Air Corps during World War II was breaking traditions of sorts. In reality, he was doing what his ancestors had always done by enlisting to fight alongside the white people.

  • Officials investigate Afghanistan shooting incident

    Nov 29, 2010

    A gunman in an Afghan Border Police uniform turned his weapon against coalition forces during a training mission in eastern Afghanistan today, killing six International Security Assistance Force servicemembers, military officials reported.

  • CSA visits Vietnam

    Nov 29, 2010

  • Veterans Day Parade

    Nov 29, 2010

    Wahiawa Lions' 65th Annual Veterans' Day Parade

  • The Smallest Solution to Large Problems

    Nov 29, 2010

    Nanoparticles may hold the answer to treating a wide array of medical problems. The military is leading the way in exploring their potential and safety.

  • Florida National Guard 53rd IBCT's first flight arrives home to start demobilization

    Nov 29, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Mick Bednarek, Division East commanding general, Air Force Maj. Gen. Emmett Titshaw, Jr., adjutant general, Florida National Guard, and Maj. Gen. Don Tyre, assistant adjutant general, shook hands with each of the 152 Soldiers from the 53rd early Sunday morning as they got off the plane stepped foot back on American soil. After accounting for sensitive items and watching a video providing an overview of the demobilization process the Florida Soldiers would follow, they were bused to Cottrell Field, on Fort Stewart, for their homecoming ceremony and to start their demobilization.

  • U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command recognized as a top employer in Michigan by Detroit Fr

    Nov 29, 2010

    U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command was ranked as one of Michigan's top 105 workplaces by one of the country's leading sources of employee information and research.

  • Operation Homefront's Wounded Warrior Work Appreciated

    Nov 29, 2010

    Operation Homefront is a non-profit organization that assists MDW provide support to returning Wounded Warriors during their stay at Joint Base Andrews.

  • SMDC NCO/Soldier of the Year compete at DA Best Warrior Competition

    Nov 29, 2010

    <b>FORT LEE, Va.</b> - Two of USASMDC/ARSTRAT's Warriors were among the 24 who competed in the Department of the Army's Best Warrior Competition here Oct. 17-22.

  • Hospital staff and volunteers recognized for good deeds

    Nov 29, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Two Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center staff members were among several Fort Hood Soldiers and civilians and local community members who received awards at the recent "Hood Heroes" award ceremony held Nov. 16 at Club Hood.

  • Fort seeking next of kin for memorials

    Nov 29, 2010

    As a result of 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation, Fort Monmouth is scheduled to close in September 2011. Army regulations require that the fort provide families the opportunity to make decisions regarding the future location of their family members' memorial well in advance of the post's closure.

  • Dignitary visits, tours energy projects, meets with Soldiers

    Nov 29, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Fort Huachuca Friday for a personal look at the installation, energy and water initiatives here supporting Army sustainability and net-zero goals.

  • Presidio leaders dish it out to DFAC patrons

    Nov 29, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - What was dished out was the Thanksgiving meal when, as part of military tradition, service leaders from the various military branches at the Presidio worked in shifts to serve some 800 patrons at the Combs and Belas dining facilities over the course of two hours.

  • News Release: Holiday Mail-Getting it there for the Holidays

    Nov 29, 2010

    NR providing deadlines and customer service information regarding HOLIDAY MAIL for deployed Service Members

  • Commander 1TSC and Chief of Army Chaplains meet in Kuwait

    Nov 29, 2010

    Commander 1TSC, Kuwait visits with Chief of Chaplains of the Army. Maj. Gen. Dowd's 1st Sustainment Brigade recently opended the only Resiliency Center in Kuwait.

  • New York National Guard Soldiers participate in South African military skills competition

    Nov 29, 2010

    Five New York Army National Guard soldiers traveled to Potschefstroom Military Base, South Africa to participate in the South African National Military Skills Competition, November 8-13, 2010.

  • Prime Power School opens at Fort Leonard Wood

    Nov 29, 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Prime Power School officially opened on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Nov. 22, during a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence.

  • Honoring a Brother in Arms

    Nov 29, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command stationed in Colorado Springs salute Fallen Warrior U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jason Smith as the hearse carrying his remains departs Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 26. Smith, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician from Colorado Springs, died in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, according to open source reporting.

  • Remembrance dinner to honor Monterey's Pearl Harbor casualties

    Nov 29, 2010

  • Dec. 7 marks Aca,!Eoea date that will live in infamyAca,!a,,c

    Nov 29, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The attack by Imperial Japanese naval forces on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, was the event that drew the United States into military participation in World War II. In a declaration of war less than 24 hours after the attack, an angry President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously referred to Dec. 7, 1941, as "a date that will live in infamy."

  • Honoring a Brother in Arms

    Nov 29, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command stationed in Colorado Springs salute Fallen Warrior U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jason Smith as the hearse carrying his remains departs Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 26. Smith, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician from Colorado Springs, died in Helmand Province Afghanistan, Nov. 19, according to open source reporting.

  • Garry Owen cooks make Thanksgiving tasty

    Nov 29, 2010

    JOINT SECURITY STATION INDIA, Iraq-As midnight passed, Soldiers got out of their beds and headed to their containerized kitchen to start preparing a Thanksgiving meal at a joint security station near Mosul, Iraq.

  • A Cav Thanksgiving in Iraq

    Nov 29, 2010

    Soldiers who are recently deployed in support of Operation New Dawn celebrate their first major holiday away from their Families by celebrating together.

  • Holiday mail surge hits Afghanistan

    Nov 29, 2010

    For Soldiers and civilians working Army postal operations in southern Afghanistan, the holiday season brings a two-month-long deluge of packages, cards, and letters averaging 70,000 pounds a day and peaking at 125,000 pounds a day.

  • Fort McCoy's Pine View Recreation Area has new handicapped-accessible playground equipment

    Nov 29, 2010

    FORT McCoy, Wis. -- New handicapped-accessible playground equipment at the Pine View Recreation Area may have been a long time in the works, but it will provide excellent opportunities for youth in the Fort McCoy community and visitors to Pine View, said Becky Wapp Sawyer. Sawyer, Army Community Service director, said the project had been identified three years ago. The funding was provided by the Exceptional Family Member program.

  • Army barges water to Marshallese in Kwajalein

    Nov 29, 2010

    The U.S. Army here provided approximately 40,000 gallons of water to the nearby island of Ebeye as part of a relief effort when that island's supply system failed.

  • Soldiers train on new mine-clearing equipment at Fort McCoy

    Nov 29, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Soldiers training to walk across the fields of Afghanistan today and tomorrow, are training in much the same way they trained to walk across the fields of Europe during World War II. Soldiers from the 744th Engineer Company, an Army Reserve unit from Ogden, Utah, trained at Fort McCoy to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, using the AN/PSS-14, a much-updated version of World War II mine-detection equipment. "Today's AN/PSS-14 mine detector is the Army's only true mine detector," Mark Blackburn said. Blackburn is an instructor-trainer with BRTRC Technology Company, St. Robert, Mo. Blackburn and his partner, Russell Frazier, were at McCoy for a week to instruct 744th Soldiers to be trainers on the AN/PSS-14 for the 744th.

  • Ordnance unit introduces new Ammunition Specialist training at Fort McCoy

    Nov 29, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- About 25 Soldiers from throughout the country attended a two-week Ammunition Specialist Phase II training course at Fort McCoy in early November. Instructors from the 13th, 100th Battalion (Ordnance) conducted the training, which was offered for the first time at the installation. The two-week course is a continuation of the Phase I course, which also lasts two weeks, said Sgt. 1st Class Marc Canright, acting course manager. Phase II, formerly taught at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., was transferred to McCoy because of that organization's increased mission requirements. The 13th, 100th is the Army Reserve counterpart of the Regional Training Site (RTS)-Maintenance, which is staffed by Active Guard/Reserve instructors. Canright said RTS-Maintenance provides training areas and support for the course.

  • Destiny Coalition Slingload Operations

    Nov 29, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Matthew Teleha, Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 Chinook helicopter crew chief, gets the thumbs up from a coalition Australian partner during a Chinook sling-load operation to move a generator from one location to another in southern Afghanistan Nov. 14, 2010. Task Force Destiny's CH-47s provide ground support to coalition forces, Afghan forces and the civilian population through personnel movements and resupplies throughout southern Afghanistan. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released)

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