Archive: Nov 2010

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  • AER helps Army take care Soldiers, Families

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Army Emergency Relief recently earned its fifth consecutive 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, billed as the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities.

  • With the holidays approaching, the Sentinel asked members of the community:

    Nov 24, 2010

    Man on the street: With the holidays approaching, the Sentinel asked members of the community: "What would you like to tell the troops this holiday season'"

  • Laughs a plenty on serious subject

    Nov 24, 2010

    Safety expert/speaker Steve Verret tosses out a little taste of his home state of Louisiana in the form of shrimp-flavored noodles to Jimmy Carpenter, Fort McPherson golf course employee, Tuesday at the Fort McPherson Post Theater.

  • American Native speaks to 81st RSC

    Nov 24, 2010

  • Now's time to make difference, enjoy beginning of holiday season

    Nov 24, 2010

    Now that Thanksgiving is over, the holiday season is kicked into high gear and has just gotten busier for all of us. While we hustle to buy those treasured gifts (hopefully, on sale!), it's important to take time to enjoy the season, to remember to make a difference in the lives of others and to remember to be safe.

  • Army leaders encourage small business to continue pursuing government contracts

    Nov 24, 2010

    Army leaders have encouraged small business owners to continue to innovate, lean forward, and work with large businesses to pursue the many contract opportunities available with the Army and federal government.

  • Clergy symposium unites religious leaders

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 25, 2010) -- What started as a one-time, invitation only Fort Lee event in 2008 has now turned into a quarterly showing of spiritual support by local clergy who want to embrace all of the new military personnel and families coming to the area.

  • Bagpipe melody carries sound of completed dream

    Nov 24, 2010

    Chief Warrant Officer 3 Eric McKee's face is swollen and red as he strains to breathe oxygen into his lungs. For the past 18 months, McKee, an improvised explosive device task force member with U.S. Army Forces Command's engineers section, has been playing the bagpipes, a skill he learned when deployed to Afghanistan.

  • Akin speaks at UofL ROTC Dining In

    Nov 24, 2010

    Fort Knox, KY (Nov. 24, 2010) Brig. Gen. Robin B. Akin, the commanding general of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), served as guest speaker for the University of Louisville Reserve Officers Training Corps dining-in Friday, Nov. 19 at the United Auto Workers Hall 862 in Louisville, Ky.

  • Army Family Action Plan works for community

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 25, 2010) -- Persistent parking problems, a shortage of infant child care spaces and the limited access to and from the installation after 9 p.m. were just a few of the topics discussed at an Army Family Action Plan Conference out-brief here Friday in the Soldier Support Center auditorium.

  • Fort Leavenworth celebrates Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 24, 2010

    Maj. Michael Marciniak has learned to be proud of his heritage - as a member of the Lumbee tribe and an American. "The Lumbees, by whatever name have been called through the centuries, have always known themselves as Indians," Marciniak said. "We are not defined by our narrower definitions of what defines an American Indian." Marciniak spoke at the Fort Leavenworth Native American Heritage Luncheon Nov. 18. Performers from Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kan., danced and sang traditional songs from several Native American cultures.

  • Lee welcomes first female Quartermaster General

    Nov 24, 2010

    The Army's first female Quartermaster General officially took her post during a Combined Arms Support Command and Sustainment Center of Excellence-hosted ceremony Monday morning at Fort Lee's Williams Stadium.

  • U.S. Army and Chilean Army Staff Talks

    Nov 24, 2010

    U.S. Army South, as the Army's Executive Agent, will conduct bilateral staff talks with the Chilean Army Nov. 29 - Dec. 1. The U.S. Army Staff Talks Program serves as a bilateral forum for strategic-level discussion between respective armies. The Staff Talks Program seeks to promote bilateral efforts in order to develop professional partnerships and increase interaction between partner nation armies.

  • Civilian honored for counter-IEDAca,!E+efforts

    Nov 24, 2010

    Paul Salavitch said he got funny looks from deployed Soldiers in Afghanistan when he told them his "unit" was U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leavenworth. Salavitch, installation physical security officer for the Directorate of Emergency Services, participated in a Civilian Expeditionary Workforce deployment to Afghanistan from October 2009 to July 2010. Salavitch, a retired master sergeant who will turn 50 this year, wore ACUs, carried an M-4 carbine and went on 65 combat missions while deployed as a tactical exploitation technician.

  • Taxpayers benefit from Army's excess non-standard equipment

    Nov 24, 2010

    The Army has provided more than $4 million in excess non-standard equipment to 11 U.S. state governments since March 2010 as part of the drawdown of U.S. equipment from Iraq.

  • Historic enemy artillery piece makes its way to Fort Lee

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 25, 2010) -- One of the largest land-based artillery pieces ever built soon will be on permanent display at Fort Lee.

  • Chaplain urges military spouses to avoid 'compassion fatigue'

    Nov 24, 2010

    Maj. Stanley Arnold, a family life chaplain here, met last week with spouses of the division's 4th Brigade Combat Team leaders, encouraging them to recognize signs of compassion fatigue in themselves and each other, and emphasizing the need to take time out to recharge their emotional batteries.

  • Soldiers in Iraq design mud guards to protect MRAPs

    Nov 24, 2010

    On patrols lasting up to 10 hours, Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicles can fall victim to damaged condensers, clogged air conditioners, and a loss of visibility through the windshields given the coarse dirt roads of southern Iraq.

  • Social media keeps Yongsan informed following North Korean attack

    Nov 24, 2010

    Despite the North Korean attack on a South Korean island Tuesday, Americans living at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan remain confident and informed partly because of the two-way conversation taking place on the garrison's award-winning Facebook page.

  • Korean, American chaplains share, compare ministries

    Nov 24, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Republic of Korea chaplains approaching graduation from the ROK Army Administrative School visited Camp Red Cloud Nov. 9 as part of the ROKA Chaplain Officer Advanced Course.

  • Mayor, garrison commander sign community covenant

    Nov 24, 2010

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - Col. Hank Dodge, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud commander, shakes hands with Dongducheon City Mayor Oh Se-chang, after signing a community covenant memorandum of agreement for mutural cooperation between Dongducheon and the garrison at Dongducheon City Hall Nov. 17.

  • New training teaches troops resiliency, positive attitude

    Nov 24, 2010

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea - Thirty-one Soldiers from Warrior Country gained some insight into how to handle and overcome difficult situations in their lives during a Master Resiliency Training class offered at the Camp Hovey Education Center Nov. 15-16.

  • Soldiers get inside scoop from 'Sex Signals'

    Nov 24, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Soldiers from Warrior Country laughed as they learned about the do and don'ts of socializing with the opposite sex during annual "Sex Signals" training at the Casey Garrison Movie Theater Oct. 26.

  • DPW equipment operators give 2ID engineers lift

    Nov 24, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Engineers from the 2nd Infantry Division received heavy construction equipment familiarization training that will expand their capabilities and improve survivability on the battlefield for Second to None Division Soldiers.

  • Afghan engineer soldiers build patrol base, relationships

    Nov 24, 2010

    The sun makes a subtle appearance over the hillside as the soldiers report to the build site of a new Afghan National Army patrol base. More than half the crew are ANA engineer soldiers from the 4th Combat Support Kandak, 4th Brigade, a fact that is indicative of how far the Afghan Security Forces have progressed in the Uruzgan Province.

  • Soldiers give ARL scientists candid feedback during lab visit

    Sep 9, 2011

    ADELPHI, Md. -- The scientists and engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are constantly developing technology solutions for Soldiers involved in today's and for tomorrow's conflicts, but the distance from the battlefield to the lab can be far.

  • Yongsan reflects on Tuesday's North Korean attack at prayer breakfast

    Nov 23, 2010

    Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea held a prayer breakfast and moment of silence to honor those killed and injured during an unprovoked North Korean attack on a South Korean island on Tuesday as world leaders continued discuss the latest hostilities.

  • Hawaii small businesses benefit from contracting forum

    Nov 23, 2010

    Sponsored by the Army's Office of Small Business Programs Expeditionary Contracting Command, the Hawaii Army Industry Day hosted company representatives from across the state ranging from custom identity apparel distributors, cleaning and equipment suppliers, education product and furnishing suppliers, mechanical, electrical and architectural engineers, industrial compressor and sandblasting equipment suppliers and green energy innovators.

  • Gates condemns attack on South Korea

    Nov 23, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today condemned the attack by North Korea on the small South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell.

  • Gates condemns attack on South Korea

    Nov 23, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today condemned the attack by North Korea on the small South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell.

  • CERDEC Small Business Coordinator recognized for achievements

    Nov 23, 2010

    An employee from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, was recognized for exceptional performance in working with small businesses, during a ceremony at the Army Materiel Command Small Business Conference in Mclean, Va. Nov. 18.

  • Shades of Green discovers it is greener on positive side of energy conservation

    Nov 23, 2010

    The Shades of Green is getting greener. In accordance with the U.S. Army's 25-year Energy and Water Plan for Installations, officials at the Armed Forces Recreation Center on Walt Disney World Resort got with the plan quicker than Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

  • Long Knives don Cav patches

    Nov 23, 2010

    Awarding the 1st Cav. Div. Shoulder-Sleeve Insignia, Former Wartime Service (SSI-FWTS) to the Troopers of the Longknife Brigade.

  • Army Concept Framework builds on Capstone Concept, provides strategic guidance

    Nov 23, 2010

    The Army Concept Framework provides the conceptual foundation for the development of capabilities for the future force in the 2016 to 2028 timeframe. This family of concepts examines the projected operational environment and provide strategic guidance to develop the capabilities required in support of Army modernization.

  • League of Dreams named Program of the Year

    Nov 23, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Frank Kolarek's League of Dreams organization was named the Public Awareness Program of the Year during the 20th Annual Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities award ceremony.

  • ARL hosts Soldiers to get feedback from theater

    Nov 23, 2010

    Fifteen I Corps Soldiers gave engineers and scientists at the Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith Simulation and Training Technology Center some "boots on the ground" feedback

  • Changing face of APG moving forward with building demolitions

    Nov 23, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - In accordance with the government Facility Reduction Program, which calls for the removal of dilapidated or excess properties from military installations, the Bldg. E5282 laboratory came tumbling down during demolition operations Nov. 1.

  • USASAC bids farewell to Chief of Staff

    Nov 23, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command bid farewell to Chief of Staff Col. Tommy L. Lancaster Nov. 19 during a retirement ceremony at Bob Jones Auditorium.

  • Airborne students take to the skies

    Nov 23, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Jump Week is the ultimate test for students attending the U.S. Army Airborne School. They must complete five parachute jumps from 1,250 feet, two with a combat load and one at night. Some never make it out the door.

  • Aca,!EoeHammerheadAca,!a,,c receives new Aca,!Eoeheavy-liftAca,!a,,c aircraft

    Nov 23, 2010

    New CH-47F Chinook helicopters arrived at pier 3 - 5 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickham, in Honolulu, Nov. 19. Twelve of the new aircraft are scheduled for B Co. 3rd Battalion, 25th General Support Aviation Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Samson joins the Expeditionary Contracting Command family

    Nov 23, 2010

    The Expeditionary Contracting Command recently welcomed Bryan Samson as its new senior executive service deputy to the commander. In his new position, Samson is responsible for leading the command's staff activities and managing the acquisition program in support of Army and other federal organizations at installations outside the continental United States and expeditionary contracting for Army service component commands and the joint warfighter during military operations.

  • FMWR Holiday Fair Well Attended by Vendors/Shoppers

    Nov 23, 2010

    The Rock Island Arsenal's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Holiday Fair kicked-off the holiday shopping season for many post employees looking to shop early. The FMWR Holiday Fair was held Nov. 18-19 and featured more than 60 vendors in Heritage Hall in Bldg. 60 over the course the two days.

  • Anniston Army Depot honors present, past Veterans in ceremonies

    Nov 23, 2010

    The depot held two ceremonies Nov. 9 in memory and honor of anyone who fought in the uniform of the United States.

  • 2010 Thanksgiving Message from USACR/Safety Center Leadership

    Nov 23, 2010

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center Leadership thanks Soldiers, Family members and Civilians in their Thanksgiving message.

  • ANCA's Flucker addresses international gathering

    Nov 23, 2010

    Nov. 14 was a day to remember for about 100 people gathered at the World War II Prisoner of War Cemetery at McClellan. They were there to remember the 26 German and three Italian servicemen buried far from home.

  • ANAD's Sullivan speaks at AUSA breakfast

    Nov 23, 2010

    Depot Commander Col. Timothy Sullivan was the guest speaker Nov. 19 at a meeting of local members of the Association of the United States Army.

  • Anniston Army Depot, BAE sign direct sales contract

    Nov 23, 2010

    The depot recently signed a new direct sales contract with BAE Systems to overhaul 20 6V53T Glow Plug Engines and X200-4A transmissions.

  • Strengthening ties between Army capabilities, engineering

    Nov 23, 2010

    Lieutenant General Michael A. Vane, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), toured facilities at Picatinny Arsenal Nov. 18.

  • Fort Bliss supports America Recycles Day

    Nov 23, 2010

    Fort Bliss recycling center hosts promotional event on America Recycles Day. Children and adults were educated, and played games to encourage learning.

  • 25th CAB trains, certifies combat lifesavers

    Nov 23, 2010

    At war, the very real possibility exists that the Soldier who first responds to another in need of immediate medical care is not a medical professional. For that reason, the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) prioritizes teaching and training the fundamentals of combat lifesaving to all its Soldiers. On Nov. 18, the first forty-nine 25th CAB Soldiers, since the unit returned from Iraq, participated in the CAB's CLS training and qualification program and earned their CLS certification at Wheeler Army Airfield (WAAF).

  • Encouraging young minds to read more

    Nov 23, 2010

    Col. Deborah Grays, U.S. Army Garrison commander, reads "A Million Starts With Me," by John Archambault, to children of the Child, Youth and Schools Services prekindergarten class Monday at the Youth Activities Center, Bldg. 400 at Fort McPherson. Each child received a copy of the book, which was provided by Sunny Perdue, governor of Georgia, to encourage reading.

  • Fort Bliss' Army Reserve Warrior and Family Assistance Center aids Soldiers

    Nov 23, 2010

    Fort Bliss Warrior and Family Assistance Center assists Army Reserve Soldiers with family and job issues. The program, which was initially implemented to support the wounded warriors is now extended to all returning Soldiers in these components; active National Guard, Individual Ready Reserve and Reserve units, as well as retirees, veterans and active Reserve.

  • Day of rest: After 69 years of service, Fort Gillem Chapel completes its final mission

    Nov 23, 2010

    Since its creation in 1941, the Fort Gillem Chapel, Bldg. 734, has been a survivor. Built from a World War II design, it has outlasted that war, the assault of time on its paint and features and even a lightning strike. But despite its fortitude, the one thing it could not stand up to is BRAC.

  • Fort Bliss DES mentors students through internship program

    Nov 23, 2010

    Austin High School student-interns get hands-on experience with military police, police, SRT and patrol operations at Fort Bliss.

  • MDW announces 2010 Family of the Year and its Army Superior Unit Award

    Nov 23, 2010

    The 2010 U.S. Army Military District of Washington Family of the Year Award was presented to the Sgt. Quincy Black family.

  • Native American speaker focuses on respecting life, diversity

    Nov 23, 2010

    To honor the diversity and heritage of Native Americans, members of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem community gathered at The Commons at Fort McPherson Nov. 9 to celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month. The theme of the event was "Life is Sacred - Celebrate Healthy Native Communities."

  • Oral hygiene important during pregnancy

    Nov 23, 2010

    Bacteria from a mother's mouth can be transmitted through the blood and amniotic fluid in the womb to her unborn child. This can contribute to the risk of premature delivery, low birth weight and the premature onset of contractions or infection of a newborn child.

  • Picatinny invention gives Soldiers 80 degrees of firepower

    Nov 23, 2010

    An invention developed by Team Picatinny was recently named a top 10 Army Greatest Invention of 2009. The Objective Weapon Elevation Kit, or OWEK, allows Soldiers to engage super-elevated targets, at up to 80 degrees, while remaining in a protective posture.

  • With Thanksgiving around the corner,

    Nov 23, 2010

    Man on the street: With Thanksgiving around the corner, the Sentinel asked members of the community: What are you thankful for'

  • Pentagon monitors Korean situation with concern

    Nov 23, 2010

    The Defense Department affirmed its alliance with South Korea and is closely monitoring the situation on the Korean peninsula in the wake of today's North Korean artillery attack on South Korea.

  • Families share early Thanksgiving meal

    Nov 23, 2010

    Families of students at the Child, Youth and Schools Services pre-kindergarten class gather for an early Thanksgiving meal at the Youth Activities Center, Bldg. 400 on Fort McPherson, Wednesday. The event, which allowed parents the chance to interact with their children, other parents and teachers, also served as a learning experience for the children, who helped decorate and set up the event.

  • Getting back to the basics of interpersonal leadership

    Nov 23, 2010

    The Army has changed tremendously in the last decade, and with that change has come a shifting in viewpoints on a variety of subjects. In areas such as mental and physical resiliency, force modernization and combat techniques, the Army has developed new methods of assessment and execution.

  • AFAP offers chance to make a difference

    Nov 23, 2010

    No one knows the strengths and weaknesses of a program, service or policy like the individuals who work with, benefit from or adhere to it. For that reason, you - the boots-on-the-ground Soldiers, employees, Family members, Wounded Warriors, survivors and retired military personnel - are the catalyst for improving "the system" through the Army Family Action Program (AFAP).

  • Senior Fort Sill leaders saddle up for staff ride

    Nov 23, 2010

    Senior Fort Sill, Okla., leaders saddled up and travelled by horseback across Fort Sill, Nov. 22, to reflect on the events and ties that continue to bind Soldiers to this last remaining fort on the Southern Plains. (U.S. Army photos by Jason Kelly)

  • Previous JFHQ NCR/MDW Commander retires

    Nov 23, 2010

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) provided ceremonial support for the General Officer Retirement Ceremony in honor of Maj. Gen. Richard J. Rowe, Jr. (middle), Commanding General of Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington from June 2007 to July 2009, at Conmy Hall, Fort Myer, Va. on Nov. 19. Lt. Gen. William Troy (left) was the presiding officer at the ceremony and is currently the Director of the Army Staff. Rowe's career began in 1973 and his final assignment was Director Iraq Training and Advisory Team, United States Forces-Iraq.

  • Previous JFHQ NCR/MDW Commander retires

    Nov 23, 2010

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) provided ceremonial support for the General Officer Retirement Ceremony in honor of Maj. Gen. Richard J. Rowe, Jr., Commanding General of Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington from June 2007 to July 2009, at Conmy Hall, Fort Myer, Va. on Nov. 19.

  • Picatinny team members honored for outstanding contributions

    Nov 23, 2010

    Two members of the Picatinny community recently earned state-wide recognition from the Federal Executive Board of Metropolitan Northern New Jersey. During the annual awards ceremony at the Brownstone Inn in Paterson, Oct. 6, the group recognized Clifford Holmes as the FEB Distinguished Public Service Award winner and Clinton Williams was recognized as the Distinguished Federal Manager of the Year.

  • Asia-Pacific Counter-IED Center

    Nov 23, 2010

    U.S. Army Pacific's newly established Asia-Pacific Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Center provides servicemembers cutting-edge training to defeat IEDs.

  • Thousands of turkeys deploy to Iraq, Afghanistan

    Nov 23, 2010

    The Defense Logistics Agency shipped about 144,000 pounds of whole turkeys into theater, 88,000 pounds to Iraq and 54,000 pounds to Afghanistan, so Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines there can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner while deployed.

  • Soldiers provide fresh field knowledge for Strykers

    Nov 23, 2010

    U.S. Army I Corps Soldiers who recently returned from the theater of operations in Afghanistan provided system input from a Warfighter's perspective to the project management office, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, at a meeting on Nov. 9.

  • Battle Command Training Program helps Texas Division prepare for historic role in Iraq; exercise is

    Nov 23, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Operations Group Alpha assisted in training the Texas National Guard's 36th Infantry Division for upcoming operations in southern Iraq. These citizen-soldiers, also known as the "Arrowhead" Division, will deploy to southern Iraq later this year. This is the last division headquarters scheduled to deploy to southern Iraq in Operation New Dawn

  • Army Brothers Become Naturalized Citizens

    Nov 23, 2010

    Col. Danny Tilzey, 407th Army Field Support Brigade commander, is flanked by brothers Pfc. Tan Nguyen and Pfc. Tuong Nguyen after naturalizing them aboard the battleship Texas Nov. 10 in LaPorte, Texas.

  • Staff Sgt. Giunta at NYSE (3 of 3)

    Nov 23, 2010

    Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore A. Giunta stands in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 22, 2010, in New York City.

  • Staff Sgt. Giunta at NYSE (2 of 3)

    Nov 23, 2010

    Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore A. Giunta, with his wife Jenny, rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on November 22, 2010 in New York City.

  • Staff Sgt. Giunta at NYSE (1 of 3)

    Nov 23, 2010

    Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore A. Giunta rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on November 22, 2010 in New York City.

  • Fort Jackson Leaders share Thanksgiving traditions

    Nov 23, 2010

  • USC salutes troops

    Nov 23, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina football team capped off its annual military appreciation day with a big win over Troy.

  • SKIES the limit for kids: Program offering classes despite renovations

    Nov 23, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Cursha Pierce-Lunderman, a military spouse, said that her now 4-year-old daughter, Sydnee, still recalls fondly her days in Preschool Spanish. During her stint in the Bright SKIES class, Sydnee would often come home and teach her brother, and sometimes her parents, what she learned in class.

  • Safety: Don't be 'that guy'

    Nov 23, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Everyone has seen "that guy." The one who talks too loudly after drinking one too many beers or spills his drink on the person sitting next to him.

  • Remember Soldiers this Thanksgiving

    Nov 23, 2010

    Thanksgiving Day is a special holiday, a time in the year when family members across America, when possible, reunite and realize how fortunate they are, despite all of life's challenges. Unfortunately, not all of us can be home for Thanksgiving.

  • Post leaders reaffirm commitment: Army Family Covenant re-signed at ceremony

    Nov 23, 2010

    Just as Army Soldiers swear to defend our nation, our citizens and our rights, Fort Jackson's leaders pledge to take care of Soldiers and their families. They reaffirmed this commitment by re-signing the Army Family Covenant Monday at the Solomon Center.

  • Education center works through shortfalls: Programs continue despite budget cuts

    Nov 23, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Despite budget shortfalls and a shrinking staff, those who operate Army Continuing Education Services are continuing to meet the needs of Soldiers and family members.

  • Crystal Clear: Making new traditions part of Army life

    Nov 23, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Growing up, I always loved Thanksgiving. Every year, we would have a turkey (in later years, my mom would order a fried one from a caterer friend), collard greens, two types of pecan pie (a regular one my mom made, and a coconut one my aunt would bring by) and the piece de resistance, my mom's cornbread dressing.

  • Turkey time: DFACs compete in holiday contest

    Nov 23, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As Soldiers entered the Drill Sergeant School dining facility Wednesday, it seemed as if they were taking a trip back in time.

  • Traditional German ceremony knights new hunters

    Nov 23, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was the night for hunters. Several German JAfA$ger in personalized hunting attire mingled in and around Kloster Eberbach Nov. 7 in celebration of their holiest of days - the celebration of Saint Hubertus, patron saint of hunters. Some sipped on mulled wine, others swapped hunting stories.

  • 5th Signal Command Recognizes top Soldier and NCO

    Nov 23, 2010

  • EDGE/HIRED: Learning skills for life in youth programs inspired by Army Family Covenant

    Nov 23, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As the black silky fluid spouted from the undercarriage of the blue Acura, several Wiesbaden youths learned a lesson about one of life's many challenges. A,A Seven boys learned how to perform an oil change Nov. 15 at the Wiesbaden Auto Skills Center as part of an EDGE Auto Skills course offered during the month of November.

  • German and American educators get inside look at military life

    Nov 23, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Day after day they strive to do their best to educate the sons and daughters of men and women who are often called to serve in faraway lands. A,A Because many of their students come from homes where family separation and the stress of lengthy deployments are commonplace, it helps to understand from personal experience some of the challenges faced by military parents.

  • Task force prepares for Horn of Africa mission

    Nov 23, 2010

    Leaders preparing to deploy to Djibouti in January as the next headquarters staff at Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa just wrapped up the first phase of a new, four-part training program designed to prepare them as well as the follow-on task force for the unique, strategically important mission.

  • Flournoy reinforces US commitment to Asia, Pacific

    Nov 23, 2010

    The United States is a Pacific power and will remain committed to security and stability in Asia, Michele Flournoy, the undersecretary of defense for policy, said.

  • APG Commander's Corner: Partnerships

    Sep 9, 2011

    Partnerships are critical to getting things done. To get somewhere, you usually follow a road or a path. What are some of the tools you might use to ensure you're going the right way? You're going to need a map. You'll want to be alert and focused. And, you will find it easier to get there if you have a partner.

  • APG Commander's Corner: Thanksgiving Message

    Sep 9, 2011

    This week Americans gather with family and friends to celebrate a distinctly American holiday: Thanksgiving. It is the time of year to remember how far we've come and to give thanks for our blessings.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know James A. "Drew" Ballance

    Aug 29, 2012

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know James A. "Drew" Ballance

  • JSA Security Battalion remembers fallen warrior

    Mar 18, 2012

    JOINT SECURITY AREA, Panmunjom, South Korea - The United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area held a ceremony Nov. 23 to remember a fallen warrior who died 26 years ago defending a Soviet defector.

  • North Dakota Guardsman Completes First Race on National Team

    Nov 22, 2010

    A North Dakota Guardsman made her debut this weekend with the All-Guard Marathon Team in Pennsylvania.

  • Residents get updates on utility billing

    Nov 22, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Department of Defense is asking everyone to conserve energy, and families living on installations are no exception.

  • 'SpouseBUZZ Live' brings laughter to Nehelani

    Nov 22, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nearly 300 military spouses shared laughter and stories at the "SpouseBUZZ Live" event, Nov. 8, here, at the Nehelani.

  • Annual Candlelight Stroll tickets available

    Nov 22, 2010

    Fort Sill, Okla.--Tickets for the Fort Sill Museum's annual Candlelight Stroll are now available at the post's Museum Administrative Office. The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required.

  • Rock Island Arsenal Dedicates Fallen Service Member Memorial

    Nov 22, 2010

    The Fallen Service Member Memorial was dedicated Nov. 15 during a ceremony held at Heritage Hall, Bldg. 60, on Rock Island Arsenal. Dollie Carpenter, program manager, Survivor Outreach Services, said, "I am thankful that the Rock Island Arsenal not only supported my idea of a permanent memorial in the museum, but was anxious to see how they could help. My goal for surviving families was for them to truly know that they are not forgotten, that we are so grateful for their sacrifice, and here at the Arsenal, we truly will never forget our fallen heroes. I believe I have accomplished my goal as I heard several times from survivors, 'This was worth coming to'."

  • Brigadier General Akin's Thanksgiving Message for the 3rd ESC

    Nov 22, 2010

    FORT KNOX, KY (Nov. 22, 2010) - On behalf of the entire 3d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, I want to take this opportunity to wish you the warmest of Thanksgiving holidays.

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