Archive: Nov 2010

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  • Commentary: What makes a veteran unique'

    Nov 8, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Veterans are unique for many reasons - first, for having joined a profession committed to the defense of their country, which could require the sacrifice of their own life, if necessary.

  • Fort Campbell celebrates Families

    Nov 8, 2010

    November is officially the Month of the Military Family and all across Fort Campbell, Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities are paying tribute to Fort Campbell Families through discounts and events across post.

  • Missouri Guard marksmen win national title

    Nov 8, 2010

    For the first time in the 40-year history of the national-level Winston P. Wilson Marksmanship Sustainment Training Exercise, the Missouri National Guard brought home the championship trophy, leaving the Show-Me State marksmen both surprised and brimming with pride.

  • More global companies pledge to hire Army spouses

    Nov 8, 2010

    The Army Spouse Employment Partnership signed up 16 more U.S. corporations who pledged to increase employment opportunities for Army spouses at the annual meeting and symposium of the Association of the U.S. Army.

  • OPM-SANG Health Affairs launches National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System

    Nov 8, 2010

    On Oct. 27 the Saudi Arabian National Guard Health Affairs hosted an inauguration ceremony establishing the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System in National Guard Hospitals.

  • RIA-JMTC signs agreement with Mandus Group

    Nov 8, 2010

    Mandus Group Ltd. has signed an agreement effective today with Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center to support the unique manufacturing skills associated with RIA-JMTC's artillery production.

  • Female engagement team finds strength behind burkas

    Nov 8, 2010

    When Warrant Officer Caitlin Purinton lifted up the thin blue cloth of the burka, she would not have been surprised to see despair in the eyes of the woman underneath who spends most of her life hidden behind the garment that conceals her from head to toe.

  • Fall Tech Expo largest to date

    Nov 8, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The 2010 Fall Technology Expo, held at the Aberdeen Area Recreation Center Oct. 20 was popular with both Aberdeen Proving Ground employees and technology vendors, bringing more than 600 attendees and 55 exhibitors, making it the largest Tech Expo held at Aberdeen Proving Ground to date.

  • USASAC facilitates FMS of 5 Hueys to Philippines

    Nov 8, 2010

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command recently facilitated the foreign military sale of five Bell UH-1 "Hueys" to the Phillipines.

  • Unit draws on Hood shooting tragedy to help others

    Nov 8, 2010

    Ironically, some of the Soldiers most deeply affected by the Fort Hood shooting Nov. 5, 2009, knew the most about recovering from shock and grief -- they're members of the 467th Combat Stress Control Detachment.

  • One year later, Army family finds strength in Fort Hood's darkest day

    Nov 8, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The darkest day at this Central Texas installation, Nov. 5, 2009, was marked by the deaths of 12 Soldiers and one civilian, but also the heroic efforts of Soldiers, civilians and first responders who rushed in to help the dying and more than 30 wounded. One year later, 52 of those who fought to save the wounded and stop the gunman were honored during an awards ceremony that included the unveiling of a granite monument in memory of the 13 lost in the shooting.

  • A slimey experience

    Nov 8, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Lily Owens, 9, shows off slime that she made during an activity celebrating National Chemistry Week held on Oct. 15 at the Aberdeen Area Youth Center. A team of volunteers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Army Research Laboratory provided a morning of fun hands-on science demonstrations for children and youths.

  • One year later, Army Family finds strength in darkest day

    Nov 8, 2010

    One year after the darkest day at Fort Hood, Texas, 52 of those who fought to save the wounded and stop the gunman were honored during an awards ceremony that included the unveiling of a granite monument in memory of the 13 lives lost in the shooting.

  • Selfless service focus of Garrison Prayer Breakfast

    Nov 8, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Buoyed by a quote from Winston Churchill, "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give," the theme for the Garrison Prayer Breakfast, held at the Aberdeen Area Dining Facility, Oct. 20, focused on serving others less fortunate. Chaplain (Col.) Orman

  • Some Afghan National Police Facilities in Helmand and Kandahar Provinces are being used

    Nov 8, 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South (AES) has completed and turned over two Afghan National Police (ANP) headquarters facilities in the Spin Boldak and Nahri Saraj districts. The Uniformed Police district headquarters facilities are being used for their intended purposes and meeting the requirements of the ANP to help ensure stability in Afghanistan.

  • Henderson Hall Marines help race move smoothly behind the scenes

    Nov 8, 2010

    The Marine Corps Marathon is known as ''The People's Marathon."

  • Some Afghan National Police Facilities in Helmand and Kandahar Provinces are being used

    Nov 8, 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South (AES) has completed and turned over two Afghan National Police (ANP) headquarters facilities in the Spin Boldak and Nahri Saraj districts. The Uniformed Police district headquarters facilities are being used for their intended purposes and meeting the requirements of the ANP to help ensure stability in Afghanistan.

  • 'Lightning Horse' sharpens readiness skills

    Nov 8, 2010

    Rescue workers and 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, execute a rehearsal of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's Airfield Pre-Accident Plan simulating an accident on the runway, rescue operations, command notification, property accountability, site security, and post-accident requirements on Wheeler Army Airfield, Oct. 26.

  • Showing a new kind of support for wounded Veterans

    Nov 8, 2010

    From riding a bike across the nation to participating in local runs, showing support for Veterans has seemed to take a more physical fitness friendly approach than in years past.

  • Young soul, big voice

    Nov 8, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Small in stature but big in poise, the eight-year-old international gospel singing sensation, Rhema Marvanne Voraritskul, graced Fort Hood with her presence Nov. 5, at the Remembrance Memorial Ceremony to honor the lives lost during the shootings at the Soldier Readiness Center a year ago.

  • TRADOC representatives visit Korea for bilateral forum

    Nov 8, 2010

    The sixth Training and Doctrine Conference between US Army TRADOC and the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) TRADOC was hosted by Lt. Gen. Seoung-Kyoo Park, commander of ROKA TRADOC, from Oct. 18 to 20.

  • U.S., Australia agree to cooperation initiatives

    Nov 8, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today announced the establishment of a new bilateral working group to develop options for enhanced U.S.-Australian cooperation on Australian soil, and signed a new partnership agreement with his Australian counterpart that will provide improved intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

  • Rough Riders roll into IA tactical vehicle training

    Nov 8, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq-Troops assigned to the 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, began training Soldiers from the Iraqi Army's 3rd Division on humvee electrical system maintenance in al-Kisik, Oct. 25.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Melva J. Tillar

    Nov 8, 2010

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Melva J. Tillar

  • Spiritual fitness class focuses on PTSD

    Nov 8, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq-Soldiers assigned to the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade came together to take part in a Spiritual Fitness Initiative class Nov. 5.

  • Newman's Army car to feature faces of more than 500 veterans

    Nov 8, 2010

    Ryan Newman's Veterans Day Chevrolet that will compete in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway. The car will feature more than 500 photos of men and women who served in the military.

  • Long Knives step in with IP training academy

    Nov 8, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Soldiers from Task Force Shield, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, visited the Mosul Police Services Academy as new Iraqi recruits began training this week.

  • Comics bring laughs from home

    Nov 8, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Soldiers stationed here were treated to a night of smiles and laughs as comedians with the Comics Ready To Entertain Tour entertained the deployed servicemembers, Nov. 5.

  • USASAC-NC employee earns Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service

    Nov 8, 2010

    Linda Zimmerman, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command - New Cumberland, received the Civilian Achievement medal during the Afghanistan Program Management Review in October.

  • Under Secretary of State visits Ninewa

    Nov 8, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ Iraq - Patrick Kennedy, Under Secretary of State for Management, takes notes during a meeting with leaders of the Ninewa Provincial Reconstruction Team, Nov. 4. Leaders from the PRT, the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and U.S. Division North discussed plans for a new U.S. Embassy branch office to be built near Mosul, Iraq, in the coming year. The EBO at Mosul is part of a larger transition plan that will occur as the U.S. Department of State takes more of a lead role for U.S. and Iraq relations.

  • 82nd Soldier, brother honors fallen Fort Polk heroes

    Nov 8, 2010

    In January 2005, Fort Polk Soldiers Sgt. Brett Swank and Sgt. Andrew Brown, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, lost their lives in combat operations during a deployment to Iraq. After the unit returned to Fort Polk, the drop zone at Beauregard Regional Airport in DeRidder - often used by 1st Bn, 509th Inf Reg and other Fort Polk units - during rotational deployments at Fort Polk, was named Brown-Swank Drop Zone in honor of the two Soldiers. At the time Swank was killed, his younger brother, Jonathan, was a junior in high school. After completing school, the younger Swank said he enlisted in the Army. Npow, several years later, Jonathan jumps onto DZ named for his fallen brother.

  • Soldier Show raises audience from their seats at D.C.'s Warner Theatre

    Nov 8, 2010

    When the "Soldier Show 27.0" opened at Fort Belvoir's (Va.) Wallace Theatre, the audience couldn't stay in their seats. Six months later, not much has changed except the location.

  • Mullen: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' report on track

    Nov 8, 2010

    The working group looking at how the Defense Department should respond to a repeal of the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law is on track to deliver its report Dec. 1, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.

  • USASAC hosts "Army Security Cooperation Meeting"

    Nov 8, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command hosted an Army Security Cooperation Meeting Oct. 27 in Alexandria, Va.

  • Hixson wins fourth consecutive Military Long Drive Championship

    Nov 8, 2010

    U.S Coast Guard Ensign Ryan Hixson won his fourth consecutive Military Long Drive Championship presented by 7UP with a winning drive of 358 yards Nov. 3 at Mesquite Regional Park.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Nov 8, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Soldiers and Civilians from the U.S. Army North's Army 10-miler team, in blue t-shirts, begin their long trek weaving in and around an estimated 35,000 participants during the Army's annual 10-mile run in the nation's Capital Oct. 24. The San Antonio-based team competed against other military units from around the world for the commander's cup. Army North runners did well, finishing in the top 22 percent of total runners.

  • Army Ten-Miler race means captured dreams for Picatinny Arsenal civilian

    Nov 8, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Team Picatinny sent 16 representatives, both military and civilian, to compete in the 26th annual Army Ten-Miler Oct. 24 in Washington, D.C.

  • Tricks and treats abound for military Families on Halloween

    Nov 8, 2010

    Superheroes, ninjas, princesses and a dark lord of the Sith were among the children and Families who trick-or-treated on the streets of Fort McPherson Sunday, hoping to snag some sugary treats for their night's collection. "Snickers, licorice, suckers ... you name it, we've got it," said Hertha Larson, wife of Col. Darrel Larson, deputy chief of staff, G-4, First Army, who dressed as a clown and passed out grilled cheese sandwiches in addition to candy.

  • Army Black Knights battle Air Force Falcons

    Nov 8, 2010

    Air Force junior quarterback Tim Jefferson completed just three passes but two went for long touchdowns as the Falcons claimed the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy with a 42-22 victory over Army, Nov. 6, at a sold-out Michie Stadium. Both teams wore special uniforms for the service academy clash and crowd of 38,128 turned out and saw Jefferson connect on three-of-seven passes for 124 yards and two scores. He also rushed 11 times for 57 yards and two more touchdowns as the Falcons became bowl eligible and improved to 6-4. The Falcons, who beat Navy 14-6 in early October, won the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the first time since 2002. Army sophomore fullback Jared Hassin tied an Academy-record with his fourth straight 100-yard rushing game, but the Black Knights fell to 5-4 overall. Hassin rushed 17 times for 114 yards with a long run of 38 yards to pace the Black Knights' offense, while sophomore quarterback Trent Steelman completed six-of-12 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown. Steelman also rushed 11 times for 60 yards. Army wore a special "dress gray" uniform with gray pants and shirts with a black stripe and an all-black helmet, while Air Force donned a replica of the flying suits worn by the Thunderbirds. In the end, it was Air Force securing the victory and service academy bragging rights.

  • Fall Festival brings fun, treats and games to military Families

    Nov 8, 2010

    A day before Halloween, military children and their Families got a chance for some extra treats at the Fort McPherson Fall Festival Saturday. The festival, held at the Fort McPherson Chapel Center, was sponsored by the U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Chaplain Office and was an opportunity to build a sense of community, said Chap. (Lt. Col.) Robert Phillips, USAG chaplain.

  • Hallelujah Night serves up different treats

    Nov 8, 2010

    Hallelujah Night at Fort Gordon is not Halloween Night. In fact, it's not held on the same evening.

  • Historic Cyber Defense:New career field targets, prevents information threats

    Nov 8, 2010

    As the world's technologies continue to advance, and our military becomes more and more reliant on those technologies and computer network systems, the Department of Defense must continually adjust its policies and create procedures that will help protect against those who would use technology to attack the nation.

  • Fort Rucker to host covenant signings, 5K run, chili cook off, more

    Nov 8, 2010

  • Top issues discussed at Army Family Action Plan conference

    Nov 8, 2010

    After an intense two days of researching and discussing issues that impact the Army community, delegates at the annual Fort Gordon Army Family Action Plan conference decided on the top five issues they felt should be forwarded to Training and Doctrine Command.

  • German/American haunted house brings traditions to local community

    Nov 8, 2010

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  • Reserve color guard NCOs honor World War II veterans during NFL game

    Nov 8, 2010

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A thunderous roar of more than 73,000 fans welcomed the color guards from all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces during a National Football League's Carolina Panther football game against the New Orleans Saints Nov. 7. As part of Panthers' military appreciation day activities, Army Reserve Soldiers from the 81st Regional Support Command, based at nearby Fort Jackson, S.C., carried "Old Glory" and

  • Domicile to Duty comes with regulations

    Nov 8, 2010

    Domicile to Duty is using government-owned, commercially leased or U.S. General Services Administration-leased vehicles to transport individuals from domiciles to work.

  • Medical Management Center Pilot Program

    Nov 8, 2010

    <b>What it is' </b> Medical Management Center (MMC) is a program, implemented by the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), to assist unit and rear detachment commanders with managing and assisting Medically Not Ready (MNR) Soldiers through the healing process. These centers do not replace unit oversight and management of Soldiers who are pregnant, on convalescent leave or non-deployable due to dental conditions or lack of immunizations.

  • US, Afghan air forces partner for security drills

    Nov 8, 2010

  • JSA Security Battalion takes team building to new heights

    Nov 8, 2010

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea - The most forward-deployed battalion in South Korea took part in a leadership team building exercise here Nov. 3 - 4.

  • Eighth Army major receives medal for Fort Hood response

    Nov 8, 2010

    An Eighth Army officer was awarded the Soldier's Medal Nov. 5 during a ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, for his actions during the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting incident there that left 13 Soldiers dead and 32 wounded.

  • Demon Fury: Deployed troops compete in combat skills competition

    Nov 8, 2010

    Sixty U.S. troops deployed to Iraq were up before sunrise Nov. 7 to compete in Demon Fury, a unit competition testing the full spectrum of their combat skills.

  • Gold Star Mothers honored, their children's sacrifices not forgotten

    Aug 26, 2011

    For the past five years Gilbert Munoz of Tucson and his wife Mary have been trying to cope with the death of their son, Capt. Gilbert Anthony Munoz. Munoz died Feb. 9, 2005 just two days after his first wedding anniversary.

  • Army Internal Follow-On Review of Force Protection

    Nov 7, 2010

    <b>What is it'</b> The Army recently released its internal follow-on review of force protection policies, programs and procedures associated with the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood shooting. The report is the Army's portion of the larger DOD-led effort and outlines its actions to mitigate internal threats, better ensure force protection and more efficiently share information within the challenging security environment in which we operate.

  • Indian, U.S. Soldiers hold Yudh Abhyas 2010 sports event

    Nov 7, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army teamed up to play basketball during a sporting event Nov. 6 at the Elmendorf Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, as part of the combined training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010. Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army teamed up to play basketball and dodge ball. The activity gave soldiers from both armies an opportunity to interact outside of their combined training exercise events.

  • U.S. Army Alaska and Indian army celebrate Diwali Festival

    Nov 7, 2010

    It's a rare experience being involved in a traditional celebration of another country. Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska were given that experience when they were invited to celebrate the Diwali festival Nov. 5 with soldiers of the Indian army at the Wilderness Inn dining facility on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Gen. Austin, USF-I leadership visits troops

    Nov 7, 2010

    Senior leaders from U.S. Forces-Iraq visited Camp Taji, Iraq, Nov. 6, to speak with Soldiers serving with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. The brigade deployed this March from Fort Riley, Kan., and is the only aviation brigade supporting Operation New Dawn. The U.S. Forces-Iraq leaders spoke with several Soldiers from around the brigade, and presented awards in a ceremony at the brigade's headquarters.

  • Military-connected schools benefit from grants

    Nov 7, 2010

    The Department of Defense Education Activity awarded more than $38 million in grants this year to public schools serving military children across the nation. Officials awarded the grants to 32 military-connected school districts to boost student achievement and ease the challenges associated with military life, including deployments and frequent transitions, DoDEA officials said.

  • Congress should welcome Defense efficiencies, Gates says

    Nov 7, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates expressed confidence that the new split-party Congress will support his efficiency initiatives, while expressing hope the lame-duck Congress will pass the new arms reduction treaty and repeal the law prohibiting gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.

  • Task Force Destiny Soldiers receive the Distinguished Flying Cross

    Nov 7, 2010

    Four Alpha Company, 5-158 Aviation Regiment, "Fighting Falcons," Soldiers were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross Nov. 1st at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan for their heroism on an aerial flight April 2, 2010. Chief Warrant Officer two Sean Johnson, Chief Warrant Officer Two Eric Wells, Sgt. William Ebel and Spc. Todd Marchese were part of the successful medevac of eight German commandos in the vicinity of Konduz, Afghanistan. The Germans were ambushed by insurgents and this crew performed multiple suppressive gun runs which kept the insurgents from surrounding the commandos and allowed the bird to land and extract the wounded. This crew has already received the German Gold Cross of Honor for Bravery. They are four of 14 foreigners to have ever received this award. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Noncommissioned Officer Tracy Weeden/Released)

  • What You Can't See, Can Hurt You

    Nov 7, 2010

    Bilateral Sniper Training between the Missouri National Guard and the Northern Army of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force at exercise Orient Shield 11, in Kamifurano, Hokkaido, Japan.

  • Wounded warrior rides bike across Israel

    Nov 6, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 4, 2010) Aca,!" A Fort Lee employee had the opportunity of a lifetime recently when he traveled across Israel on his bike.

  • Fort Hood shooting victims remembered during Afghanistan cross-fit competition

    Nov 6, 2010

    Cross-fit competition held in honor of the victims of the Fort Hood shooting.

  • Iraq Army Aviation Directorate cadre complete Mi-17 weapons qualification

    Nov 6, 2010

    Three Iraq Army Aviation Directorate instructor pilots completed the flying portion of Mi-17 weapons re-qualification training Oct. 27.

  • Black Hawk, Chinook teams fly over Baghdad

    Nov 6, 2010

    The Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division is an aviation brigade from Fort Riley, Kan. The unit deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq, this March in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and is now the only aviation brigade flying under the banner of Operation New Dawn. The brigade flies several aircraft, including the UH-60 Black Hawk and the CH-47 Chinook. The aircraft usually fly in teams of two, and the eCAB often pairs Black Hawks and Chinooks - an unusual yet effective combination. Here is a look at one of these pairs, known as "mixed teams," as they move personnel and equipment around the Baghdad area.

  • U.S. and Japanese military work to build a stronger team

    Nov 6, 2010

    Orient Shield XI is a bilateral exercise between the U.S. Army and the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force being held at Kamifurano, Hokkaido, Japan.

  • Twin sisters serve together in Iraq

    Nov 6, 2010

    Twin sisters serving in the Army have stayed together through months of rigorous training and are now deployed to Iraq with an aviation brigade from Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Indian, U.S. Soldiers combine raid strategies during Yudh Abhyas 2010

    Nov 5, 2010

    Soldiers of U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army combined strategies to conduct cordon and search training at the Education Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Nov. 5. The training was conducted in preparation for a field training exercise scheduled to begin Nov. 8 as part of the combined training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010.

  • Veteran transporters see positive change in Iraq

    Nov 5, 2010

    Many things have changed in Iraq since the first American forces entered the country more than seven years ago. Those changes are especially welcome by the distribution platoon of Company F, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division in Basra.

  • 'Lightning Horse' pilots train with Dunker Heeds

    Nov 5, 2010

    Pilots assigned to 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, prepare to be submerged in a helicopter mock-up during the unit's Dunker Heeds training at Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Nov. 3.

  • 'Rock Force' stages annual Jane Wayne Day

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "Rock Force" of 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, added a little spooky flavor Saturday to its annual Jane Wayne Day on Sand Hill. About 120 family members of unit Soldiers conquered Eagle Tower, took the "slide for life," fired blanks out of M240 B machine guns and tackled a confidence course as part of the longtime military tradition.

  • III Corps and Fort Hood Remembrance Ceremony and Run to Remember

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Hundreds gathered at Fort Hood Nov. 5, 2010, to remember those who were killed or wounded in the Fort Hood shooting incident Nov. 5, 2009, and to thank the first responders who provided immediate aid and support. In the morning, III Corps and Fort Hood hosted an awards ceremony where the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. and the Honorable John McHugh, secretary of the Army, presented 52 medals, including 10 Soldier's Medals. In the afternoon, the community attended a remembrance ceremony, honoring the fallen. Nov. 6, the community gathered for a Run to Remember.

  • US Division-South trains Iraqis to target terrorists

    Nov 5, 2010

    USD-S Soldiers conducted a briefing with Iraqi Army soldiers at an IA compound adjacent to Camp Echo in Diwaniyah, Iraq, Oct. 19, which showed Iraqis a process for running a targeting board.

  • Woman born at Fort Benning in 1929 returns after 70 years

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - This trip was almost seven decades in the making. Pearl Follett, who was born at Fort Benning in 1929 and lived here until 1943, visited this week for the first time since leaving as a teenager. Now 81, she's writing a book on life here from the perspective of a private's daughter titled West Eden: An Early History of Fort Benning (1918-1943).

  • Commentary: Pause to hear 'living history' on Vets Day

    Nov 5, 2010

    This year on Veterans Day, young Americans are being issued a challenge: reach out to World War II veterans and listen to their stories.

  • Marshall Worker Helps Design Transport System

    Nov 5, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On Oct. 13, millions of awestruck Americans watched as 33 Chilean miners were rescued after spending more than two months trapped underground. To the Redstone community, the rescue was especially significant because the capsule used to transport the miners to safety was designed with the input of Marshall Space Flight Center's Roberto Garcia.

  • The "Lost" NCO: Hawaiian resident lives his dream

    Nov 5, 2010

    A small-scale television 'star,' a professional free-lance photographer and a civil affairs noncommissioned officer with United States Division-South, Staff Sgt. Tim Burton is a many-faceted individual.

  • Redstone Heavily Represented At AUSA Meeting In D.C.

    Nov 5, 2010

    WASHINGTON -- The Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting and exposition took place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Oct. 25-27. Numerous members of Team Redstone and the Redstone-Huntsville AUSA chapter attended the event.

  • Corps of Engineers finds, destroys World War II ammo in North Carolina

    Nov 5, 2010

    Wilmington District's ongoing Camp Butner UXO cleanup project deals with artillery and bazooka rounds, rockets, mines and hand grenades.

  • Fort Bliss Army Family Covenant Signing

    Nov 5, 2010

    Post leaders joined for the Nov. 4 Army Family Covenant signing ceremony. Signers included Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment; Fort Bliss Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, Fort Bliss Commanding General Maj. Gen. Dana J. H. Pittard, Fort Bliss Garrison Commander Col. Joseph A. Simonelli Jr., and Fort Bliss Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. William A. Green.

  • More global companies pledge hiring of Army spouses

    Nov 5, 2010

    On Oct. 25, at the Association of the U.S. Army's 2010 Annual Meeting and Exposition, the Army Spouse Employment Partnership welcomed 16 more U.S. corporations, who pledge their best efforts to increase employment opportunities for Army spouses.

  • Installations fall in for fall cleanup

    Nov 5, 2010

    Soldiers and Civilian employees gathered Oct. 29 outside U.S. Army Garrison Headquarters (Bldg. 65) to cleanup the area surrounding the building as part of the installations' fall cleanup program. Throughout the week, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem personnel took time to spruce up their work areas and show pride in their community.

  • Taking a chance on Chance

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Three years ago, Staff Sgt. Chance Vaughn didn't know what direction his Army Ranger career would take him. The then 25-year-old squad leader was approaching his final year of service with multiple combat deployments under his belt and a wife at home. He had a decision to make: stay in or get out.

  • Community unites against domestic violence

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. -- Forty-five people: that's how many lost their lives in Georgia as a result of domestic violence in 2009.

  • German Story Lives On In Space Success

    Nov 5, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Historians are known for telling the stories of people and events that are long since passed and no longer part of living history.

  • With Veterans Day approaching, the Sentinel asks:

    Nov 5, 2010

    Man on the street: With Veterans Day approaching, the Sentinel asked members of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem community: "How do you plan to celebrate Veterans Day'"

  • Fort Hood memorial and unveiling ceremony

    Nov 5, 2010

    Fifty-two Soldiers and civilians were honored for their efforts to aid the wounded in the wake of the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting at the Fort Hood's Soldier Readiness Processing center. A memorial stone was dedicated to the Soldiers and civilians who lost their lives that day.

  • Growing Foreign Sales Builds Partnerships

    Nov 5, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Strengthening global partnerships, building national defenses, solidifying military capabilities, enhancing the U.S. economy - it all involves the growing market of foreign military sales.

  • CTSF-based program specialist helps Fort Hood shooting victim roll to recovery

    Nov 5, 2010

  • Joint ventures aim at environmental sustainability

    Nov 5, 2010

    Through joint ventures with industry and utilities, Fort Bliss is on its way to being a net zero energy installation by 2015 - fifteen years before the Army's 2030 target.

  • Reflecting on the good, the bad

    Nov 5, 2010

    Another Veterans Day is upon us, and as with last year, it arrives at a time in which the Army finds itself in the midst of combat operations on foreign battlefields. Once again, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, and sons and daughters have had to say goodbye to loved ones; never truly knowing if they will return healthy, whole or alive. In our saddest moments, we have had to watch the flag-draped coffins of our brothers and sisters-in-arms make their way to their final resting places.

  • Fort Lee commander to appear in sexual assault public service announcement

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 4, 2010) - Fort Lee's senior commander has made his stance on sexual assault clear in a new public service announcement that will be released soon

  • Veterans parade captures past and future

    May 26, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- This year's Veterans Day Parade and all the other activities surrounding it will represent "something old, something new."

  • Training together to win

    Nov 5, 2010

    One group guards the gates while the other patrols inside of them, but they both have come together to make U.S. Army Garrison Natick a safer place.

  • History-Making Run At Ten-Miler

    Nov 5, 2010

    WASHINGTON - Redstone Arsenal's chances of repeating this year as a double winner in the Army Ten-Miler didn't look promising.

  • BRAC Mobile Unit and BRAC Training Grant are installations' best kept secret

    Nov 5, 2010

    It's no secret that Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem will close their gates next year. It's also no surprise that as a result of this, there are a number of base personnel who are, or will be, looking for employment between now and closure. This can undoubtedly be a daunting and somewhat frightening proposition for those of us who haven't had to look for a job for quite some time. And even for those of us new to federal service, the prospect of looking for employment in the current job market can seem like a monumental task.

  • Iraqi immigrant fulfills dream as U.S. Army Soldier

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 4, 2010) -- One can acquire everything in solitude but character. - Stendhal If the statement by the French writer suggests that character is built through deed and habit then Spc. Mazin Mozan has done more than enough to fulfill his role as a Soldier.

  • Retired, current Soldiers reminisce at reunion dinner

    Nov 5, 2010

    Former and current Soldiers along with their family and friends gathered for a reunion dinner in the Redwood Ballroom at the Doubletree hotel here, Oct. 23. The reunion is an ongoing tradition of the Associates of the 99th Infantry Division, Inc., which started in 1993. However, the 99th Inf. Div. itself has held national reunions since 1950 after serving in World War II.

  • Former Carolina Panther brings inspiration to Fort Bragg students

    Nov 5, 2010

    Students at Fort Bragg's Albritton Junior High School got a special and inspirational treat as former Carolina Panther defensive end Mike Rucker visited the school Oct. 26, courtesy of the Fort Bragg Chapter of the United Services Organization.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates Military Family Month

    Nov 5, 2010

    President Barack Obama declared this November Military Family Month and Fort Bragg has scheduled many activities to celebrate the military Family.

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