Archive: Nov 2010

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  • Fort McCoy Fisheries Program supports Wisconsin DNR efforts to restock Lake Tomah

    Nov 29, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- More than 400 fish from Stillwell Pond and the North Flowage at Fort McCoy have found a new home in Tomah as the installation's Fisheries Program supported restocking efforts for Lake Tomah. Jordan Weeks, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) senior fisheries biologist, said the agency gladly took about 300 blue gills and 100 bass from their temporary home at the Whitetail Ridge Ski Area holding pond to Lake Tomah Nov. 10. The fish had spent about 60 days at the holding pond so they could be certified as healthy by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before the move.

  • Hope in the ashes: Garrison community continues support for families affected by warehouse fire

    Nov 29, 2010

    It has been five weeks since a warehouse fire destroyed the household goods of more than 120 families in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Oct. 30, and while the shock has worn off, the support continues.

  • ECBC delivers robotics kits, supports local school's science program

    Nov 29, 2010

    ECBC's educational outreach program recently delivered five robotic kits and six resource kits to 27 physics students in Cecil County's STEM Academy

  • Marines help Marines at Thanksgiving

    Nov 29, 2010

    The Thanksgiving Food Basket Program starts in May at the annual Joint Services Air Show on Andrews AFB during the Armed Forces Weekend.

  • CYS Services sports: Cowboys football team named IMCOM-E champs

    Nov 29, 2010

    Post-season play in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Child, Youth, and School Services Sports Program concluded with its junior tackle football and junior soccer teams progressing to Installation Management Command Europe Region championship games, with one winning it all.

  • Teacher talk: Parents, teachers seek to fine-tune children's educational experience during face

    Nov 29, 2010

    The four schools in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart recently held parent-teacher conferences, marking the end of the school year's first quarter and the issuing of grade reports. School administrators and teachers stress that the face-to-face meetings with parents are designed for the benefit of all students, not just those struggling in school.

  • Stuttgart Law Center Soldiers run Athens marathon

    Nov 29, 2010

    Soldiers who work together, run together. At least, that's the case for Judge Advocates Capt. Jason McKenna and Capt. Scott Goble, and military justice paralegal Spc. Ashley Lopez, all of whom work at the Stuttgart Law Center. Each decided to run in the 28th Athens Classic Marathon Oct. 31, albeit for different reasons.

  • Afghan leaders talk rule of law in Kunar

    Nov 29, 2010

    What began as a routine key leader engagement and road project quality check in the Nurgal district, Kunar province Nov. 22, quickly took on more significance as Afghan and American leaders paused to acknowledge a pioneering achievement in rule of law.

  • Expedition Contracting Command NCO Spotlight

    Nov 29, 2010

    Staff Sergeant Shantae R. Allen, 412th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas is a native of Hampton, SC. She entered the Army in 2004 at Fort Jackson, S.C. Before her reclassification as a Contingency Contracting Officer, Allen served as a 92F, Petroleum Supply Specialist. Even as a 92F, Allen had distinguished herself

  • Officials condemn leaks, detail prevention efforts

    Nov 29, 2010

    Government officials condemned the publication of hundreds of thousands of sensitive, classified State Department cables by WikiLeaks today. The website published the documents that detail private U.S. diplomatic discussions with foreign governments.

  • Mullen: US drawdown in Afghanistan to begin in July

    Nov 29, 2010

    The United States is "very committed" to begin drawing down its forces in Afghanistan in July, but large numbers will remain, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said on a televised broadcast today.

  • Comedian brings laughs and lessons

    Nov 29, 2010

    It was a sea of camouflage at the Tower Theater, Nov. 16, as more than 500 Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, gathered for a comedy hour coupled with important training. Comedian Bernie McGrenahan took the stage, coming on strong with a plethora of jokes poking fun at pop culture and everyday experiences.

  • Army Reserve culinary decorations are the center of attraction

    Nov 29, 2010

    Three Army Reserve Soldiers are members of the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team from Fort Lee, Va., that competed in the Culinary World Cup in Luxemburg, Nov. 20-25.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Nov 29, 2010

    Chief of Chaplains of the Army, Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Douglas L. Carver (right), of Rome, Ga., speaks with Sgt. 1st Class Pamela Siemsen, 1st Theater Sustainment Command (left), during a tour of Camp Arifjan Nov. 27. Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Carver visits Third Army during the holiday season to promote the spiritual fitness of Servicemembers.

  • Army kicks off science conference

    Sep 9, 2011

    The Army's top scientists, researchers and engineers gathered for the opening of the 27th Army Science Conference Nov. 29 to discuss the latest developments to provide technology-enabled capabilities with the goal to empower, unburden, and protect the warfighter.

  • Army recognizes its top inventions

    Sep 9, 2011

    The Army named 10 winners to its greatest inventions competition as scientists and researchers gathered for the start of the Army Science Conference here Nov. 29.

  • Army Lean Six Sigma Excellence Awards Program

    Nov 28, 2010

    <b> What is it' </b> On Oct. 15th, the Army held the third Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Excellence Award Program (LEAP) ceremony for LSS practitioners leading superior process improvement and project execution. Developed by the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army, the LEAP Award is intended to recognize individuals and teams who demonstrate excellence in building, sustaining, and implementing results-driven process improvement projects. The Under Secretary of the Army, the honorable Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, and Army's first Chief Management Officer (CMO), presented awards to winners at a ceremony in the Hall of Heroes, in the Pentagon.

  • SKIES offers multitude of programs for children

    Nov 28, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Kiari Quevedo, 4, twirled in her pink leotard like a ballerina and then took off down the mat, somersaulting multiple times, as her mother, Lori Quevedo, a military spouse, watched her through the window.

  • Thanksgiving project brings parents, children together

    Nov 28, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Katie Fornes and her 3-year-old daughter, Allison, took advantage of the Post Library's Thanksgiving craft event Nov. 20 as a mother-daughter date. "We were going to have some one-on-one time and do some activities together, just the two of us with the older sibling gone," Fornes said.

  • Families enjoy appreciation dinner at Cantigny

    Nov 28, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Families had the opportunity to enjoy a night out together without the trouble of cooking at home Nov. 19 with the Military Family Appreciation Month dinner at Cantigny Dining Facility. Capt. Matt Sacra, a Soldier with the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, his wife, Becky, and the couple's three daughters, Katelyn, 5, Ashley, 3, and Alyssa, 15 months, were among the more than 690 in attendance for the special Family-oriented evening.

  • Arifjan Articulators build their skills

    Nov 28, 2010

  • Aircraft from the Army's sole aviation brigade in Iraq

    Nov 28, 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 Army's only aviation brigade supporting Operation New Dawn. The brigade's primary mission is the support of ground forces, which involves freedom of maneuver, counter indirect fire, route clearance, and convoy security. It is also involved in advising and assisting Iraqi aviators across the country. The unit is the first ever enhanced aviation brigade, meaning that it has absorbed other units, becoming a super brigade of sorts. If there is something flying in Iraq, it likely wears the brigade's insignia, the historic "Big Red One."

  • Army unit flies new unmanned aircraft in Iraq

    Nov 28, 2010

    An Army unit deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq, is shaping the future of the Army's unmanned aircraft systems program with a handful of its newest aircraft, the MQ-1C Gray Eagle.

  • Big Red One headquarters packing bags

    Nov 27, 2010

    The first Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Infantry Division Soldiers to redeploy are scheduled to arrive at Fort Riley, Kan., before Christmas, but there is still a lot to be done between now and then to ensure they have smooth travels home.

  • TF Bulldog remembers 6 fallen comrades

    Nov 27, 2010

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Six fallen Soldiers from Task Force Bulldog were honored during a memorial service at Combat Outpost Honikker Miracle in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province Nov. 21.

  • TF Iron launches blimp over FOB Andar

    Nov 27, 2010

    Task Force Iron Rakkasan launched the first flight of the blimp over Forward Operating Base Andar Nov. 17. The blimp, properly known as a Precision Threat Detection System, allows a 360-degree, all-weather, birds'-eye view of the surrounding area, with very little restrictions.

  • FOB Connolly Soldiers keep servicemembers rolling

    Nov 27, 2010

    NANGAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - The Soldiers of D Troop, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment's distribution platoon wear many hats. These troops of Forward Operating Base Connolly have a wide range of duties. Some days they are on a combat logistical patrol, another day they may be part of the quick reaction force responding to a threat to the COB.

  • Soldier credits Army for opportunities

    Nov 27, 2010

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - In 2002, he moved to the United States with $500 his pocket. He didn't know what he was going to do. He had spent his whole life living outside of Kingston, Jamaica, in a small town called John John.

  • Rakkasans eclipse retention goal in record time

    Nov 27, 2010

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Just a month and a half into the new fiscal year, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, has reached its retention goals, shattering records in the process.

  • TF Iron runs Turkey Trot in Afghanistan, Fort Campbell

    Nov 27, 2010

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers of Task Force Iron Rakkasans conducted the first leg of the 5 km "Turkey Trot" on Forward Operating Base Andar in Ghazni Province Nov. 20.

  • Iron Rakkasans enjoy Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

    Nov 27, 2010

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Task Force Iron Rakkasan celebrated Thanksgiving 2010 in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Even thousands of miles from home, the Soldiers had many reasons to be thankful.

  • Troops at FOB Salerno take time to give thanks

    Nov 27, 2010

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers and civilians living and working at Forward Operating Base Salerno lined up at the base's dining facility Nov. 25 to indulge in a feast fit for kings and served by command staff.

  • Father presents son Purple Heart Thanksgiving Day

    Nov 27, 2010

    They say the holidays are a time for families to be together. Sgt. William Billett was together with his son Sgt. Timothy Billett this Thanksgiving, albeit under rather unique circumstances. William presented his son the Purple Heart for wounds suffered in combat Aug. 28.

  • 8th Army commander pays respects to fallen ROK Marines

    Nov 27, 2010

    SEONGNAM, South Korea - During the funeral service held here Nov. 27, the 8th Army commanding general paid his respects to the two Republic of Korea Marines killed during North Korea's unprovoked attack on Yeonpyeong Island.

  • Big Red One leaders take to the skies to celebrate Thanksgiving

    Nov 26, 2010

    The 1st Infantry Division command team, also known as the "Victory 5," visited almost every camp, base and airfield in the United States Division-South operating environment to talk to and eat with USD-S personnel on Thanksgiving Day.

  • 'Strings' of Peace Soothing Fort Hood Soldiers

    Nov 26, 2010

    As part of Warrior Care month, Fort Hood's WTB is sponsoring numerous activities and event for soldiers and their families.

  • New, low-emitting locomotive pulls into Fort Stewart

    Nov 26, 2010

    It's common knowledge the Army has tanks, armored vehicles and a variety of heavy equipment. Not many know the Army runs own railroad, however.

  • 'Hooping' For a Cause: Wheelchair Basketball Challenges Fort Hood Warriors in Transition

    Nov 26, 2010

    Fort Hood Warriors in Transition participate in wheelchair basketball game with local team to raise disability awareness during October's National Disability Employment Awareness month.

  • 'Hooping' For a Cause: Wheelchair Basketball Challenges Fort Hood Warriors in Transition

    Nov 26, 2010

    Fort Hood Warriors in Transition participate in wheelchair basketball game with local team to raise disability awareness during October's National Disability Employment Awareness month.

  • Fort Hood WTB Receives Retention Honors

    Nov 26, 2010

    WTB receives retention honors for most reenlistments for a Warrior Transition Brigade.

  • 512th PSD makes unique 'pit stop'

    Nov 26, 2010

    INTERNATIONAL ZONE, Iraq - It's a rare opportunity for a personnel security detachment to be able to make a planned detour from their normal trips to various forward operating bases throughout Iraq, but for the 512th Quartermaster Company PSD team, they were able to see a unique glimpse of Baghdad during their last trip into the heart of Iraq.

  • Deployed warriors sweat to support Wounded Warriors

    Nov 26, 2010

    BAGHDAD - For Soldiers and civilians on Victory Base Complex, supporting the Wounded Warrior Project, a program designed to provide support to servicemembers injured during combat, was a good reason to put themselves through the pain.

  • Evolution of the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round

    Nov 26, 2010

    Perhaps no subject is closer to the hearts of Soldiers than their weapons and ammunition. For decades, this intense interest in "guns and ammo" has sparked sharp debate over the best weapons and ammunition on the battlefield, a debate that continues to the present day.

  • OEF-bound Soldiers train on Raven

    Nov 26, 2010

    In May, the Army marked over one million flight hours on unmanned aerial systems. At Camp Atterbury, Soldiers are training now to operate the Raven UAS and will add to that Army milestone next year when they fly missions over Afghanistan.

  • CSA visits Vietnam Nov. 22-23

    Nov 26, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., tours the Vietnamese Army's 308th Infantry Division Nov. 22-23, 2010.

  • Almost home: Speed and Power Soldiers reflect on redeployment

    Nov 26, 2010

    BAGHDAD - After redeploying this winter, Pfc. Brian Hamrick plans on spending the holiday season on leave with his wife and two children. The motor transport operator, assigned to Company F, Task Force 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, United States Division - Center, said that once home he and his Family will take holiday photos and shop for gifts, and they will continue a Family tradition they had to put off last year.

  • Sill opens third child development center

    Nov 26, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Many of the children enrolled in the newest child development center on post participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony which officially opened the Cooper CDC for business Nov. 18.

  • Stay safe, avoid risk

    Nov 26, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - It's now possible to get stuck in traffic on Fort Stewart, and, I presume, on Hunter Army Airfield. That's a problem we who have served with the rear detachments for the past year welcome, as do our Families, Army Civilians and our supportive communities "outside the gate." It means that those Soldiers of the Marne Division who deployed last fall are coming home.

  • Fort Sill honors American Indians

    Nov 26, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Hundreds of people packed Patriot Club Nov. 18 for Fort Sill's Native American Indian Heritage Month celebration. The observance included dancing, music, food and a presentation by a spiritual leader. This year's theme is "Life is Sacred - Celebrate Healthy Native Communities."

  • iWATCH: help to keep our community safe

    Nov 26, 2010

    iWATCH is a nation-wide, modern version of the highly-successful Neighborhood Watch Program designed to encourage and enable members of every community to help protect their community by identifying and reporting suspicious behavior that is known to be associated with terrorist activities.

  • Marne Division celebrates 93rd anniversary

    Nov 26, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - Third Infantry Division Soldiers, veterans, Family Members and Army Civilians gathered at Club Stewart for the first Right-Arm Night since the division's return from Iraq, Nov. 22. They also came together to honor the division's 93 years of service to the nation.

  • Fallen Soldiers honored at Warriors Walk

    Nov 26, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - ...Warriors Walk Tree Dedication at Fort Stewart, Nov. 18. That morning, two more 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers were honored and thanked for their service and sacrifice with the planting of two Eastern Redbuds in their honor, next to the 434 dedicated to their brothers-in-arms.

  • New, low-emitting locomotive pulls into Fort Stewart

    Nov 26, 2010

    Fort Stewart became the proud recipient of a new $1.5 million, 134-ton, N-ViroMotive Ultra Low Emitting Switcher locomotive Nov. 17.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Nov 26, 2010

  • Officials confirm Taliban leaders' death

    Nov 26, 2010

    NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan today confirmed the deaths of two Taliban leaders killed in recent Afghan and coalition force airstrikes, military officials reported.

  • Facebook friends travel to BAMC Fisher House to volunteer

    Nov 26, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Who knew sharing thoughts about a book with complete strangers would lead to a trip to the Brooke Army Medical Center Fisher House' That's what happened to seven women who connected through Facebook and met to volunteer at the BAMC Fisher House Nov. 1.

  • Two Soldiers presented Purple Heart in Thanksgiving Day ceremony

    Nov 26, 2010

    Two "Golden Dragon" Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, were awarded the Purple Heart in a Thanksgiving Day ceremony at Contingency Operating Site Warrior Nov. 25.

  • Beat the Mental Health Stigma

    Nov 26, 2010

    A commentary about how it's important to overcome personal stigmas against mental health care so you can get help when you need it.

  • Mullen cites North Korea's unpredictability

    Nov 26, 2010

    North Korea's artillery assault on South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island yesterday is an issue of concern in a region that wants stability, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said today on ABC's "The View" television show.

  • Army Chief of Chaplains celebrates Thanksgiving in southern Iraq

    Nov 26, 2010

    For service members and Department of Defense civilians in Basra, time away from loved ones did not deter the spirit of gratefulness as they attended the Thanksgiving Day service at Basra Chapel, Nov. 25.

  • Thanksgiving in Kuwait

    Nov 26, 2010

    Reserve Cook overseas provides great meals for deployed Soldiers

  • Turkey in the Desert' You Bet!

    Nov 26, 2010

    Troops with 1TSC celebrate Thanksgiving

  • Deployed Army brigade celebrates Thanksgiving in Iraq

    Nov 26, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Soldiers serving on Camp Taji, Iraq, made the best of another holiday away from home Thanksgiving Day with several celebrations ranging from sports tournaments to a traditional turkey dinner.

  • Thanksgiving at Kandahar Airfield

    Nov 26, 2010

    Soldiers having Thanksgiving dinner on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • US Division-South gets "Victory Strong" in Iraq

    Nov 25, 2010

  • Sober comic inspires problem drinkers to seek help

    Nov 25, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - From turmoil, tragedy and ruin a world-renowned comedian etched a testimony to sobriety to inspire Army Soldiers struggling with alcohol abuse. A,A Bernie McGrenahan used comedy as a bridge to provoke introspection among Wiesbaden-based troops and civilians Nov. 10 at the Tony Bass Fitness Center.

  • Wait is over: First wave of 1st Armored Division Soldiers return home to Wiesbaden from Iraq

    Nov 25, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - At 6 p.m. families walking into the Wiesbaden Fitness Center Nov. 24 got a fright. A large tour bus sat outside the gym on Wiesbaden Army Airfield. "Oh my, are they already here'" asked one concerned woman, as she quickly shuffled her two children into the gym.

  • Honoring the History

    Nov 24, 2010

    Division Historian Adam Elia and Tropic Lightning Curator Kathleen Ramsden are awarded the U.S. Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service by 25th Infantry Division leadership for their efforts in furthering the division historic legacy on-post, Nov. 24.

  • Cookies for Soldiers

    Nov 24, 2010

    Thorin Jean, a girl scout with Kolekole Service Unit's Girl Scout Troop 066 planned, coordinated, and led the distribution, with the help of friends and family, of well over 300 cookies to the deploying Soldiers to earn her Bronze Award.

  • 'Tropic Lightning Division' embarks on new deployment

    Nov 24, 2010

    25th Infantry Division leadership case the division colors during the 25th Inf. Div. Deployment Ceremony, held on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 24.

  • Soldiers in Afghanistan, Iraq to be in U.S. Soon

    Nov 24, 2010

    About 75 Soldiers who have lived and worked in Afghanistan and Iraq for nearly a year will be home within a couple of weeks, North Dakota National Guard leadership announced today.

  • Picerne begins 3-year project at Sill

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill, Picerne Military Housing and community leaders broke ground Nov. 18 for construction of the Buffalo Soldier Acres Neighborhood, which will result in 432 new homes on post. The three-year project will have the first families moving into homes in January 2012, and the project is expected to be completed by late 2014, said Picerne officials.

  • Army brigade creates leader development program in Iraq

    Nov 24, 2010

    An Army aviation brigade now deployed to Iraq has created a seven-day program designed to develop the full spectrum of leadership skills for future noncommissioned officers.

  • With higher national profile, Aberdeen chapter of AUSA expands support for Soldiers, APG community

    Nov 24, 2010

    In the past two years the Aberdeen chapter of AUSA has made major strides, expanding its membership, activities and fundraising in support of Soldiers. The AUSA national leadership has taken notice, recognizing Aberdeen with 18 awards in 2009 and 23 awards this October at its annual meeting in Washington, DC. The 23 awards, including Best Overall Chapter 2010, were the most received by any chapter - including bases several times the size of APG. That success has helped fuel even more ambitious goals, including a Wounded Warrior program that is the first of its kind in the country, and an expanded Soldier Santa Ball in Baltimore to fund care packages for deployed troops and their families.

  • Quilt memorializes fallen heroes

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Five and a half feet of cloth is hanging in the Field Artillery Museum to remind everyone of the sacrifice service members have made and continue to make. The Lost Heroes Art Quilt is filled with young faces depicting the fallen as children. With each state represented the quilt is also lined with the statement, "Without a witness they will disappear."

  • New York National Guard on duty in 'Big Apple' during busy Thanksgiving travel period

    Nov 24, 2010

    As New Yorkers and other Americans head to their Thanksgiving holiday destinations on the busiest travel day of the year today, members of the New York National Guard will be on duty in New York City augmenting security operations in train stations and at the airports.

  • Communications-electronics recognized as part of Army's Top 10 greatest inventions

    Jul 15, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center received three of the Army's Greatest Invention awards that include a portable power system, a threat warning system and counter radio controlled-improvised explosive device electronic warfare, or CREW, system.

  • Singaporeans get HIMARS qualified

    Nov 24, 2010

    Singaporean armed forces personnel returned to Fort Sill Oct. 6 for Exercise Daring Warrior to validate and qualify their first High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) battery. On Nov. 19, the two countries concluded the training with morning and afternoon live-fire exercises.

  • Greene Takes Command

    Nov 24, 2010

  • Street Smart's graphic safety demo pulls no punches about bad choices

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- More than 200 pairs of eyes were focused like laser beams on the graphic images shown on the screen. The rapid-fire delivery of photos and videos taken from the aftermath of deadly auto accidents lasted just a few minutes; but its effect would last much longer for the Soldiers, Airmen and civilians gathered for the Street Smart safety presentations at the Roadrunner Community Center Nov. 19.

  • US forces help get water flowing in Numaniyah

    Nov 24, 2010

    After seven years of sporadic operation, farmers in Numaniyah recently received new water pumps for a pumping station that helps irrigate 1,500 farms.

  • Joint exercise tests ability to handle active shooter incident

    Nov 24, 2010

    Every day we are faced with images and stories about violent crime. Victims are held hostage, shootings happen in supermarkets, schools and even on secure military installations. In an effort to improve and sustain 502nd ABW emergency management policies and procedures, a massive Active Shooter Exercise was held on post Nov. 17.

  • 80 boxes of groceries = 800 Thanksgiving meals

    Nov 24, 2010

    Members of the a local veteran's group got together with friends and family members to package and deliver the makings of complete Thanksgiving meals for needy recipients Nov. 23.

  • Dwell time may increase for Army Guard in 2011

    Nov 24, 2010

    Dwell time, the time spent at home between deployments, may increase in next year for members of the Army National Guard, the service's senior leader said in a recent interview.

  • Disabled veterans group honors Fort Rucker warrant officer candidates

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A group of recent Warrant Officer Candidate School graduates were given certificates of appreciation Nov. 17 by the Disabled American Veterans of Enterprise during a graduation reception at The Landing.

  • U.S. Army Master Sergeant wins two gold medals with ACF Culinary National Team USA

    Nov 24, 2010

    U.S. Army Master Sgt. Mark Morgan won two gold medals at the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg with the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Culinary National Team USA. The medals were awarded for the team's hot dinner and cold table display. Morgan is the team's pastry chef and the first U.S. Soldier ever selected to be on the ACF national team. He has served on the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team (USACAT) since 1997 as a pastry chef and advisor. Currently he is the senior enlisted aide to General Martin E. Dempsey, Commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Fort Monroe, Va.

  • Post officials tweak traffic patterns

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Traffic pattern changes, gate upgrades and the opening of Harmony Church's Access Control Point should improve rush-hour commutes across the installation in the near future, Directorate of Emergency Services officials said Friday.

  • Fort Rucker Christmas kicks off with tree lighting Dec. 2

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The weather outside may not be frightful and white snow may not be fluttering from the sky, but Fort Rucker serves up its own cup of holiday cheer with the traditional lighting of the post Christmas tree.

  • Fort Rucker officials urge safe holiday travel

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security officials discussed ways to stay safe during the holiday travel season during a Safety Stand Down meeting Nov. 19.

  • Army families cope with holiday separations

    Nov 24, 2010

    Amy Scarpulla hopes her deployed husband can call home tomorrow before final Thanksgiving meal dish is rinsed and the last of the turkey leftovers are packed away in the fridge. But after dealing with five deployments in 12 years, she's all-too aware of the mission-first mentality of the combat zone.

  • Safety also important for those staying home for the holidays

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and Families staying home for the holidays shouldn't forget about being safe just because they're not traveling, said Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security officials.

  • 'Showstoppers' down 'Warriors' in OT

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A bobbled snap in overtime handed the Showstoppers of B Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment a 30-28 win over the Warriors of A Company, 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment Nov. 17.

  • Fort Rucker exceeds CFC goal-raises $254k for charities

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker Combined Federal Campaign celebrated raising $254.446, beating its $250K goal, during a closing ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Nov. 19.

  • New top enlisted Soldier takes charge of garrison

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - U.S. Army Garrison Fort Benning installed a new top enlisted Soldier on Friday. Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Moore took over the position during a change of responsibility ceremony in the Benning Conference Center's Regimental Room.

  • Medical clinic at Fort Hood renamed after National Guard medic

    Nov 24, 2010

    A National Guard combat medic killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom was memorialized Nov. 23 when Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's West Fort Hood Health Clinic was renamed in his honor.

  • Chorus enjoys a singing good time

    Nov 24, 2010

    Louretta Greenwell (playing piano), secretary to Col. Deborah Grays, U.S. Army Garrison commander, leads a group of singers in the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem Community Chorus during a practice session held Monday at the Fort McPherson Post Chapel. The chorus will sing Christmas carols at the Fort McPherson tree-lighting ceremony at the Post Library Tuesday at 5 p.m.

  • Santa Clause is a Paratrooper! Elves gear up for Operation Toy Drop

    Nov 24, 2010

    As the paratroopers of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) gear up for what will be the biggest airborne operation held by the U.S. Army, one thing remains first on their minds, it's for the kids.

  • Children's luncheons big deal for parents

    Nov 24, 2010

    In keeping with the Army's belief that the strength of a Soldier comes from the strength of his or her Family, the U.S. Army Garrison Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) staff held Thanksgiving luncheons for parents to share with their children. The luncheons, held Nov. 17 for pre-kindergarten (pre-k) students and Nov. 19 for children at the Child Development Center (CDC), featured traditional Thanksgiving meals of turkey, stuffing, cream corn, cranberry sauce and pies.

  • Fort Rucker Families discuss bullying with skits, activities

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Child, Youth and School Services staff, children and parents were able to discuss a sensitive subject thanks to skits and hot dogs at the CYSS gym Nov. 19.

  • Chapel sponsored luncheon provides food, fellowship

    Nov 24, 2010

    Hurry up and wait is a standard expression within the Army, but Nov. 19, U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Soldiers and Civilian employees got an exemption to that policy by celebrating Thanksgiving early with a holiday luncheon. The luncheon, sponsored by the USAG Chaplain Office, provided the garrison community with an opportunity for fellowship and to enjoy a meal together, said Chap. (Capt.) Fred Wendell, USAG Catholic chaplain.

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