Archive: Nov 2010

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  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Command Sgt. Maj. William "Cody" Baker

    Aug 29, 2012

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Command Sgt. Maj. William "Cody" Baker

  • Army researchers develop futuristic helmet

    Sep 9, 2011

    Imagine a future when a Soldier's helmet is an integrated communications center with a heads-up computer display, night vision, thermal sensors and enhanced hearing. That future is nearer than many think.

  • Eighth Army commander says future bright for U.S. Army in South Korea

    Nov 1, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The Eighth Army commanding general said the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance is stronger than ever and ready to defend South Korea against any threat or provocation.

  • Soldiers train with Indian Army in Yudh Abhyas 2010

    Nov 1, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska teamed with Indian Army troops on basic combat skills during their first day of training for Yudh Abhyas 2010 at the Battle Command Training Center and Education Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

  • President proclaims November as Military Family Month

    Nov 1, 2010

    Now, therefore, I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2010 as Military Family Month. I call on all Americans to honor military families through private actions and public service for the tremendous contributions they make in support of our service members and our Nation.

  • Warrior Care Month

    Nov 1, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Warrior Care Month - initiated in 2008 - is a month long program to highlight the many ways the Army is and will continue to make available meaningful programs for the care and well-being of wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers and their families and caregivers. At installations throughout the Army, celebrations of families, information sharing about what the Army can do for these families, and what the Army has planned for the future will be told in a wide-variety of ways. Warrior Transition Unit leaders and Army Wounded Warrior Program advocates will be spreading across their installations, and to the communities within which Soldiers and their families live to let everyone know how committed the Army is to making life as comfortable as possible.

  • Army spouse, paraplegic shares personal story, urges Soldiers to drive safely

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Kelly Narowski got out of the passenger's side of her friend's Jeep Wrangler and ran over to the driver's side because her friend was too drunk to drive. After her friend buckled up, Narowski started driving down the road. She wasn't wearing her seatbelt. "I remember getting out of the car, and I remember what I was wearing and how the mountains and the sky looked," Narowski said. "It was the last time I ever walked."

  • Quiet hero awarded Soldier's Medal

    Nov 1, 2010

    Specialist Jose A. Ortiz-Fernandez of the 63rd Chemical Company, 101st Airborne Division was awarded the prestigious Soldier's Medal in the shadows of the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters Friday, October 29.

  • Conference focuses on helping victims experiencing domestic violence, abuse

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Professionals from Fort Riley and the surrounding community participated in the workshop, "Will You Hold My Child'" to learn how to better serve military Families experiencing domestic violence Oct. 19 at Riley's Conference Center.

  • November: Military Family Appreciation Month

    Nov 1, 2010

    November marks the return of Military Family Appreciation Month. Throughout November, the Army, the Department of Defense and the nation will honor the commitment and sacrifices made by the families of the nation's servicemembers.

  • Hybrid vehicles help Fort Riley 'go green'

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - There are many "going green" cost-saving initiatives in the U.S., from reusable bags at the grocery store to recycling, to hybrid vehicles to get someone where they need to go on a day-to-day basis. Fort Riley has taken advantage of many of these initiatives including the operation and use of 16 hybrid vehicles - one being a pickup.

  • IMCOM command sergeant major talks about accountability

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Being a noncommissioned officer is all about selfless service, giving of yourself and understanding that your needs are secondary to those you lead, said Installation Management Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola, during a visit to Fort Riley Oct. 20 to 22.

  • 25th CAB "Iron Eagle" participate in unique PT

    Nov 1, 2010

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, participate in battle - focused physical fitness at Wheeler Army Airfield, Oct. 29.

  • CRDAMC hosts Retiree Health Fair

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center hosted a Retiree Health Fair Oct. 30 in conjunction with Fort HoodAca,!a,,cs 36th annual Retiree Appreciation Day. Centrally located at the Thomas Moore Health Clinic, representatives from CRDAMC, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and TRICARE provided information to nearly 800 retirees. Additionally, medical staff was on hand to provide vaccinations and to test blood pressure, blood glucose and body mass index. Physical therapy techniques and self-care classes were also taught to help lead visitors down a healthy path through retirement.

  • Army Logistics News Special Report: The big move

    Nov 1, 2010

    Army G-4 takes a special look at the complex logistics efforts of the drawdown in Iraq and the build-up of troops in Afghanistan.

  • Anonymous Online Mental Health Screening - November 2010

    Nov 1, 2010

    What do Theodore Roosevelt, Patty Duke, and Sir Winston Churchill have in common besides being major figures in our world' They all suffered from bipolar disorder (NAMI New Hampshire, n.d.). This disorder, which affects 2.6 percent of the U.S. adult population, features shifts in mood that makes it difficult to carry out one's daily tasks (National Institute of Mental Health, 2008). While bipolar disorder can be debilitating, the success of these people illustrates that it doesn't have to be.

  • CRDAMC Residency program earns maximum accreditation

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas -The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center recently earned a maximum accreditation of five years from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

  • Guard Bureau looks into allegations of fraud

    Nov 1, 2010

    The National Guard Bureau is looking into allegations of fraud and abuse and, if necessary, revamping its procedures for detecting fraud after it was discovered that several states may have disbursed funds as enlistment bonuses to those who may not have qualified for them.

  • FMWRC partners with corporate America to assist Soldiers & Families

    Nov 1, 2010

    Recently, Maj. Gen. Reuben D. Jones, FMWRC commander, was asked by Col. Liana L. Bratland, director of NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, if it were possible to have 2,200 calling cards sent to the troops.

  • Washington International Horse Show

    Nov 1, 2010

    More than 400 riders and 500 horses were downtown last weekend competing for about $400,000 in prize money, including Saturday night's $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix. The Caisson Platoon was in attendance and demonstrated the different riding styles the soldiers use for training and for funerals. The demonstration ended with two Soldiers from the Equine Therapeutic Riding program taking center stage showcasing how Caisson horses rehabilitate Wounded Warriors.

  • Celebrities add "star power" to Army's Operation Rising Star

    Nov 1, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Like the power brought to Fox TV''s "American Idol," by Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul during the early seasons, the celebrity judges participating in the 2010 Operation Rising Star production will bring their own star-studded qualities to the military singing competition.

  • Army talent will shine bright at Operation Rising Star

    Nov 1, 2010

    The ten professional entertainers who are judging this year's Operation Rising Star will have their combat boots and cowboy hats knocked off when the 12 Army semi-finalists hit the Wallace Theatre's stage at Fort Belvoir on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m.

  • Access the possibilities, Part 3 - recruit, hire, retain

    Nov 1, 2010

    Part 3 highlights avenues used to recruit and hire individuals with disabilities and the importance of retention.

  • Garrison Signs for New Headquarters Complex

    Nov 1, 2010

    USAG-MIAMI, Fla. -- In a modest ceremony representing the transfer of more than a quarter-billion dollars of property, John Burgess, U.S. Army Garrison-Miami's Director of Public Works signed a memorandum taking ownership of the new SOUTHCOM Headquarters Complex in Doral.

  • Waterborne Soldiers get moving for breast cancer awareness

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, VA. (Oct. 22, 2010) - Did you know breast cancer will strike approximately one in eight women, a startling statistic according to data provided by the National Cancer Institute. Waterborne Soldiers assigned to the 10th Transportation Battalion in conjunction with Beyond Boobs, a Virginia based non-profit organization, held a 'Run for a Cure' October 22. Soldiers, family members, and survivors taking part in the event showed their support by wearing pink, the color long associated with the breast cancer.

  • Weide hosts joint helicopter exercise

    Nov 1, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Undeterred by inclement weather, a joint, total force team took to darkening skies over Weide Army Airfield on the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Sept. 29, for a tactical helicopter exercise consisting of passenger and sling loading of High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV).

  • Reserve NCOs help Wildcats go green at work, home

    Nov 1, 2010

    The task of ensuring the command's garbage dumpsters are clear of recyclable materials is charged to a select few individuals who volunteered to help the 81st Regional Support Command Wildcats stay green.

  • 28th Korea Security Assistance Review held

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The 28th Republic of Korea Security Assistance Review was help Oct. 25-27 at the Fort Belvoir Officer's Club.

  • Outreach summit helps survivors heal

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT GORDON, Ga. -- As he opened Saturday's Survivor Mini Summit at the Gordon Club, Chaplain (Maj.) Eugene Mack spoke about a riddle that went around his fifth grade class.

  • Families celebrate fall season at Eagles CDC

    Nov 1, 2010

    For Families that use the Child Development Centers on post, the opportunity to interact with their child's class or teacher may not be a common occurrence. That's one of the reasons that the parent activity committee at the Eagles CDC decided to have a Fall Festival and Spaghetti Dinner recently.

  • Republic of Korea reps visits USASAC Washington Field Office

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Members of the Republic of Korea met with representatives from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command's Washington field office recently.

  • AUSA hosts Wounded Warriors during Ruggles golf tournament

    Nov 1, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A group of Wounded Warriors from Walter Reed Army Medical Center got into the swing of things with members of the Aberdeen Chapter of the Association of the United States Army during its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Ruggles Golf Course Oct. 15.

  • Armor School's first Bradleys reach Fort Benning

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Armor School's first Bradleys have made it to Fort Benning. Three M2A2 Operation Desert Storm Bradley fighting vehicles arrived Oct. 22 at Building 5205, where Soldiers steered them into the new Vehicle Maintenance Instruction Facility on Harmony Church.

  • Nepalanese students receive HMMWV training

    Nov 1, 2010

    In Sept., 18 students from Nepal travelled to Selfridge Air Force Base, Mich., to receive HMMWV operator and maintenance training.

  • Rewarding Retirees: Appreciation Day features brunch, health screenings

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Fort Campbell rolled out the annual "green" carpet for Retiree Appreciation Day, Oct. 30.

  • Ranger injured in Afghanistan helicopter crash comes home

    Nov 1, 2010

    Nearly four years after a life-changing helicopter crash in Afghanistan, SFC Scot Noss is finally back home. On Tuesday, the Soldier from 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, and his wife, RyAnne, moved into their new 2,400-square-foot, four-bedroom house in Trussville, Ala., a Birmingham suburb.

  • Joint Operations Board increases wash rack productivity with efficiencies

    Nov 1, 2010

    The responsible drawdown in Iraq is proving to be one of the largest logistical operations in modern military history and is receiving a great deal of attention throughout leadership channels. The Army Sustainment Command's 2nd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait bears the lion's share of the responsibilities for retrograde operations once the assets leave Iraq. The battalion's efforts are focused on receiving the assets from Iraq and processing them in Kuwait so they can be retrograded back to the continental United States.

  • Preparing for stormy weather

    Nov 1, 2010

    As severe weather season ramps up, the Army is on the forefront of keeping military Families safe. The Ready Army campaign helps prepare installations for many different types of disasters. The campaign encourages Soldiers, Families and civilians to "Get a Kit, Make a Plan and Be Informed."

  • Army sizing up its industrial base

    Nov 1, 2010

    The under secretary of the Army visited Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark., as part of an exploratory effort to better understand the industrial capability of the Army's arsenals and depots.

  • Survivor Outreach summit drafts issues for leadership

    Nov 1, 2010

    A proposal to grant installation access to the family members of Soldiers killed in action was among recommendations that will go forward to Army senior leaders from the Survivor Outreach Services summit Oct. 25.

  • Army begins pursuit of rugby crown

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The All-Army rugby team began preparations this week for the 2010 Armed Forces championship - with an eye on figuring out how to unseat six-time defending champion Air Force.

  • New addition to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center opening soon

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A 50,000-square-foot addition to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center is nearly complete. The Women's Health Services facility, located on the east wing, is scheduled to begin patient care in the Spring of 2011.

  • Servicemembers and families walk through a nightmare

    Nov 1, 2010

    Zombies, witches, killer-clowns and famous slasher-movie characters populated the woods and buildings of Shoreline Park to create an environment of horror and fright for the patrons of "Theatrical Nightmare: A Walk in the Dark," Oct. 28 - 30.

  • Speed dating...Watervliet Arsenal style

    Nov 1, 2010

    In the midst of a $130 million budget, the arsenal contracting office found itself caught between bureaucracy and speed dating in the awarding of more than $42 million in U.S. contracts last fiscal year. Please do not jump to the wrong conclusion, because the 20 folks who work in the contracting office are not engaging the social scene on government time. If they were, that would be a front page story. Nevertheless, some of the attributes of dating are alive and well at the arsenal.

  • Story of war, opportunity, and love of the Army

    Nov 1, 2010

    Veterans Day Story: It has been 18 years since Frank Murphy walked out the Arsenal gates, thus ending more than 40 years of service to our Army and to our nation. Now at 85, Frank's colorful and full life is entering a second spring, if you will, because he still has a story to tell.

  • 44th Signal trains for the future during 30-day field exercise

    Nov 1, 2010

  • Course helps develop next generation of Army civilian leaders

    Jun 1, 2011

    Students from several APG organizations graduated from the Civilian Education System Basic Course, a two-week professional development class taught by the Army Management Staff College.

  • Belvoir volunteers honor WW II Vets - We can't all be heroes, but we can all honor them

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- On any given weekday, Renda Overbo can be found at the AKO Office on Fort Belvoir, as the AKO programmer project manager. But, during her time off, she and many other Belvoir employees volunteer their time to honor WWII Veterans through Honor Flight Chicago.

  • USASAC's deputy receives Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award

    Nov 1, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Robert L. Moore, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command's deputy to the commanding general, received the Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award Oct. 20.

  • Rader Clinic offers flu vaccines available

    Nov 1, 2010

    It's that time of year again when clinics begin offering flu vaccines.

  • USACR/Safety Center Links

    Nov 1, 2010

  • Secretary of Army, CSA visit Fort Bragg

    Nov 1, 2010

    The Army's top officer said Friday that there was no unit more capable of ensuring a successful U.S. withdrawal from Iraq than the XVIII Airborne Corps.

  • USACR/Safety Center Links

    Nov 1, 2010

  • Red Ribbon mentors encourage children to stay drug-free

    Nov 1, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- For first-grader Maria Tortorelli, a recent game of toss drove home the point of what it's like to attempt everyday activities under the influence of drugs.

  • PES club helps children cope when parents deploy

    Nov 1, 2010

    At first glance, it looked like a game of musical chairs. But instead of walking around the chairs to music, these children changed chairs in response to statements such as "Move if you have a parent in Afghanistan" or "Move if you're sad that your parent is deployed." The game was part of the Patch Elementary School Mini Troopers Club, designed to help young students with deployed parents cope using mediated discussions, games and crafts.

  • Volunteering: community members strive to help German neighbors on 'Make a Difference Day'

    Nov 1, 2010

    More than 400 volunteers from U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart swarmed to local communities on Oct. 22-23 for "Make a Difference Day," the annual "day of doing good" by helping others.

  • Practice situational awareness before traveling

    Nov 1, 2010

    Not everyone is expected to respond correctly and immediately when faced with a dangerous situation. However, community members who take situational awareness training are better prepared to make quick decisions regarding the security and safety of themselves and their family members.

  • Submit AFAP issue, improve Army Family QOL

    Nov 1, 2010

    Have any ideas for improving the quality of life for service members and their families' Now is the time to submit them for the next Army Family Action Plan conference in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart.

  • Oct. 26, 2010 - AUSA Congressional Staffer Breakfast Meeting

    Nov 1, 2010

    Gen. George W. Casey, Jr.'s remarks during the Oct. 26, 2010 AUSA Congressional Staffer Breakfast.

  • Solar panels to reduce garrison costs

    Nov 1, 2010

    Installing solar electric panels on the roof of a Directorate of Public Works building on Kelley Barracks is estimated to help save U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart more than $36,000 per year.

  • USASAC participates in Army Ten Miler, 56th AUSA annual meeting

    Nov 1, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command recently participated in the Army Ten Miler and the 56th Association of the United States Army's annual meeting.

  • General welcomed, 10 Soldiers retire at Rock Island Arsenal

    Nov 1, 2010

    On a cold, gray, windy afternoon, the newest general officer was welcomed while 10 Soldiers were honored for their service as fellow Soldiers, family, friends and co-workers gathered at a retirement and retreat ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal's Constitution Square Oct. 28. Maj. Gen Yves J. Fontaine, commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, officially welcomed Brig. Gen. Brian R. Layer, deputy commanding general for sustainment, who has been serving at ASC since Sept. 6.

  • Army Secretary and Chief of Staff reassure Soldiers, families

    Nov 1, 2010

    General George W. Casey, Jr., chief of staff of the Army, who traveled with Army Secretary John M. McHugh, visited the Fort Bragg community, making the post the center of the Army for a few hours on Friday.

  • TRADOC launches Profession of Arms study

    Nov 1, 2010

    Leaders from across the Army discussed the Profession of Arms in an Institute of Land Warfare forum at the Association of the United States Army National Meeting. This forum followed Army Chief of Staff Gen. George CaseyAca,!a,,cs announcement of a year-long campaign to study the Profession of Arms.

  • What is gastroesophageal reflux disease'

    Nov 1, 2010

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also called "GERD," is a common condition that often occurs after meals. In some people, the reflux is related to a problem with the lower esophageal sphincter, a band of muscle fibers that usually closes off the esophagus from the stomach. If this sphincter doesn't close properly, food and liquid can move backward into the esophagus and may cause the symptoms. The risk factors for reflux include hiatal hernia, pregnancy, and scleroderma, a chronic connective tissue disease characterized by hardening of the skin.

  • Another reason to quit smoking: third-hand smoke

    Nov 1, 2010

    Tobacco smoke has added a new potential danger to its list of hazards: third-hand smoke. The term was coined in a study published in the medical journal, "Pediatrics," to describe the interaction of tobacco smoke with indoor surfaces.

  • Staying tobacco-free-making it last

    Nov 1, 2010

    Staying tobacco-free is not easy. Be proud of yourself as a person who no longer needs to depend on nicotine or be controlled by nicotine. First, you freed yourself from tobacco. Now, you start an important and sometimes challenging journey in your independence from nicotine.

  • Everything changed

    Nov 1, 2010

    Since the Fort Hood shooting, the Army has revised AR 381-12, Threat Awareness and Reporting Program, to include identifying insider threat behaviors that indicate a person may be engaged in espoinage or international terrorism and how to report such activity to the Army.

  • 'Stop Loss' special pay application deadline approaches

    Nov 1, 2010

    Defense Department officials are working to remind veterans and current servicemembers who were involuntarily retained in the military under the so-called "Stop Loss" program to apply for special pay before the Dec. 3 deadline.

  • Panel notes progress in fight against post-traumatic stress

    Nov 1, 2010

    A panel of experts last night noted significant progress in the efforts of the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments to help servicemembers, veterans and their families affected by post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Some locales require official paperwork for Army travelers

    Nov 1, 2010

    In spite of the proximity of many foreign countries available to those living in Europe, the security levels and safety advisories for some require advance planning. Approved leave documents for Soldiers, family members and civilian employees can at times take more than 30 days to process or be denied based on security or threat levels.

  • Acupuncture gains momentum in Army health care

    Nov 1, 2010

    Army health care providers have been using this ancient Chinese technique for active duty Soldiers downrange for several years, since Air Force doctor Richard C. Niemtzow was credited with developing Battlefield Acupuncture nearly 10 years ago.

  • Couple shares experience of being married Soldiers deployed together

    Nov 1, 2010

    Ashleigh, noncommissioned officer-in-charge of the secretary of general staff for 1st Armored Division, United States Division - Center, and a Malibu, Calif., native, and Matthew, a vehicle maintenance noncommissioned officer with the headquarters motor pool with 1st Armd. Div., and a Mobile, Ala., native, have been married to each other for more than five years and have many experiences most civilian couples do not share.

  • Explosive Detection Dogs invaluable asset to Coalition Forces in Afghanistan

    Nov 1, 2010

    The sun hasn't risen yet as an Explosive Detector Dog team of American K-9 Detection Services (AMK9) prepares to lead a dismounted patrol through Panjwai'i District in Kandahar province Oct. 8. The partnered dismounted patrol leaving Combat Outpost Nejat consists of Afghan National Army soldiers, Afghan National Police and Canadian forces of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.

  • APG Commander's Corner: Purse

    Sep 9, 2011

    My goal is to continue sharing the 5 P's with everyone at Aberdeen Proving Ground. What are the 5 P's? It's a way of thinking and working that you may find valuable. I define them as people, places, purse, processes and products. It's a framework, which allows me way to accomplish the mission and maintain focus.

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