Archive: Nov 2010

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  • Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli Visits U.S. Army Pacific

    Nov 17, 2010

  • Marne Faces, Marne Places: From a veteran on Veterans Day: Thank you

    Nov 17, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Sergeant Blake Stephens was the type of guy you wanted to go on patrol with.

  • 3rd HBCT honors fallen heroes

    Nov 17, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Eight names were added to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division's Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial during a ceremony at Kelley Hill, Nov. 10.

  • Marne Air's colors return to Hunter Army Airfield

    Nov 17, 2010

    There was electricity in the air as hundreds of Family Members and friends gathered in Hangar 860 on Hunter Army Airfield the night of Nov. 15 awaiting the return of 200 Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade from their year-long deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Partnership takes flight in Anbar

    Nov 17, 2010

    CAMP MEJID, Iraq - U.S. Soldiers are training alongside their Iraqi counterparts as part of Operation New Dawn's mission to advise and assist the Iraqi Security Forces. However, Soldiers with 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, United States Division - Center, took combined operations to new heights.

  • Marne Division says 'farewell' to three of its leaders

    Nov 17, 2010

    The Marne Division bid adieu to three of its finest Dog Face Soldiers with a Farewell and Retreat Ceremony for Brig. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue, III, deputy commanding general-maneuver; Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal, deputy commanding general-support; and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey L. Andrews, division command sergeant major, Nov. 15.

  • TIME OUT! Here's to Michael Vick

    Nov 17, 2010

    I'm a sucker for a good comeback story.

  • Darryl Worley playing free concert for military community on OMC Nov. 20

    Nov 17, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Country singer Darryl Worley will share his love of country and those who defend it with a free concert for all members of the Monterey Military Community at Ord Military Community's General Stilwell Community Center 6 p.m. Nov. 20.

  • 25th CAB participates in Veterans' Day motorcycle ride

    Nov 17, 2010

    More than 60 Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), embarked on the 25th Infantry Division sponsored Veterans' Day Ride from Wheeler Army Airfield, Nov. 10.

  • Marines celebrate birthday with football championship

    Nov 17, 2010

    HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, GA - On the eve of their 275th birthday, Marines stationed at Hunter Army Airfield celebrated a day early - by defeating the Fort Stewart champions from MEDDAC in the 3rd Infantry Division intramural flag football championship, 27-20, Nov. 8.

  • HHC Soldiers, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, compete on obstacle course

    Nov 17, 2010

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, compete on an obstacle course during physical fitness training at Schofield Barracks

  • Family Readiness Group Provides Services

    Nov 17, 2010

    At a family readiness meeting in 25th ID Combat Aviation Brigade's Multifunctional Room of Excellence on Wheeler Army Airfield, Beverly Tate, the CAB commander's wife, addresses the Soldiers about utilizing services provided by the Family Readiness Group, Oct 29.

  • Army stands up 'Diversity and Leadership Office'

    Nov 17, 2010

    The Army has realigned three organizations into the new Diversity and Leadership Office and Larry Stubblefield has been appointed the deputy assistant secretary of the Army, or DASA, for Diversity and Leadership.

  • Milan Army Ammunition Plant Hosts Wounded Warrior Hunt

    Nov 17, 2010

    Story on Wounded Warrior Hunt at the Milan Army Ammunition Plant.

  • VCSA visits Tropic Lightning Division

    Nov 17, 2010

    Army Vice Chief Gen. Peter Chiarelli visits with Tropic Lightning Soldiers to answer questions regarding quality of life and Army policy at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 16.

  • Speaking of Faith

    Nov 17, 2010

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta and his wife, Jenny, talk with the Pentagon Chaplain Army Col. Daniel Minjares during a visit to the Memorial Chapel, Oct. 19, 2010. On Nov. 16, 2010, Giunta became the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. DOD photo by Fred W. Baker

  • AFTB graduates five after Level 1 training class

    Nov 17, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Five members of the Aberdeen Proving Ground community have become more knowledgeable about the Army community thanks to two days of Army Family Team Building Level I training. The two day class is a Department of the Army training program designed to familiarize individuals and Families with the military community.

  • Aberdeen AUSA chapter receives 23 awards during annual convention

    Nov 17, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - For the second consecutive year, the Aberdeen Chapter of the Association of the United States Army was awarded top regional honors, garnering 23 first-place awards, two runner-up awards and an honorable mention during the AUSA 2010 Annual Meeting and Exposition held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Oct. 25 through 27.

  • Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta enters the Hall of Heroes

    Nov 17, 2010

    Photos from the Pentagon Hall of Heroes induction ceremony for Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta, Medal of Honor recipient.

  • Chiarelli calls on U.S. Army, Pacific

    Nov 17, 2010

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Peter W. Chiarelli visited with U.S. Army, Pacific troops and leaders at Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks Nov. 16.

  • Giunta joins Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    Nov 17, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta's decision to risk his life so others could live placed him "squarely among the most magnificent of those worthy of this honor," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today as the nation's first living Medal of Honor recipient in 40 years was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.

  • Sentinel laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery

    Nov 17, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, presents a folded American flag to Staff Sgt. Adam Dickmyer's wife, Melinda Dickmyer, on Nov 17th in Arlington National Cemetery. Dickmyer was a Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknowns from April 2004 to Sept. 2007. He was killed by an improvised explosive device outside of Kandahar, Afghanistan on Oct 28th.

  • 25th CAB, Army Sustainment Command pioneer aircraft redeployment

    Nov 17, 2010

    A pioneering effort by 25th Combat Aviation Brigade leadership, Army Sustainment Command (ASC), Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), and a host of other aviation Soldiers and civilian personnel, employ a novel method of redeploying aviation assets from a combat zone, maximizing helicopter reset resources while prioritizing the needs of aviation commanders, both in garrison and at war.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness now more accessible to families

    Nov 17, 2010

    Army family members can now use the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness global assessment tool and all its online self-improvement modules without having a sponsored Army Knowledge Online account.

  • Giunta inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    Nov 17, 2010

    Top DoD and Army officials inducted Staff Sgt. Salvatore "Sal" Giunta of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes Wednesday, making him the first Active Duty servicemember added to the hallowed chamber in a generation.

  • Hall of Heroes unveiling

    Nov 17, 2010

    Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta and his, wife Jennifer, unveil the Hall of Heroes Plaque in the Pentagon Auditorium on Nov. 17, 2010

  • 25th CAB pilots, air crews practice water survival skills

    Nov 17, 2010

    The first 37 pilots and air crew members from both 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, and 3rd Battalion, 25th General Support Aviation Battalion, 25th CAB, completed a multi-day water survival and egress training program at Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, the first week of November.

  • SMA Preston and Jennifer Giunta tour CSA quarters

    Nov 17, 2010

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston and Jennifer Giunta look at photos of previous Army Chiefs of Staff at the Chief of Staff's quarters at Fort Myer, Va., Nov. 15, 2010.

  • Chiarelli calls on U.S. Army, Pacific

    Nov 17, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii--Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, visited troops and leaders at U.S. Army, Pacific Headquarters on Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

  • General Greets Pearl Harbor Veteran

    Nov 17, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Brian R. Layer, deputy commanding general of Army Sustainment Command, meets with Pearl Harbor veteran Eldon Baxter after the Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at Rock Island Arsenal's National Cemetery.

  • Hall of Heroes 2

    Nov 17, 2010

    The Secretary of Defense for the United States, the Honorable Robert M. Gates presents the Medal of Honor flag to Staff Sergeant Salvatore A. Giunta during the Medal of Honor Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony at the Pentagon on November 17, 2010.

  • Winter Driving Tips

    Nov 17, 2010

    Motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies.

  • Hall of Heroes

    Nov 17, 2010

    The Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John McHugh, presents a photo and citation of the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Salvatore A. Giunta during the Medal of Honor Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony at the Pentagon on November 17, 2010.

  • Milan Employee Returns from Overseas Assignment

    Nov 17, 2010

    Story on Ricky Robinson, a logistics management specialist at the Milan Army Ammunition Plant, and his overseas assignment with U.S. CENTCOM.

  • End of an Era

    Nov 17, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph B. Rhodes said his thanks and goodbyes during the change of responsibility and retirement ceremony held at the Air and Space Museum hanger on Peterson Air Force Base, Nov. 1.

  • Joint Munitions Command Welcomes New Leader

    Nov 17, 2010

    Assumption of Command ceremony for the Joint Munitions Command at the Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Ill. on Nov. 16.

  • Fort Irwin/NTC celebrate Native American heritage, EEO director honored

    Nov 17, 2010

    As the dancers from Red Boy Productions kept in step with the steady beats from the tribal drum and songs sung in the tongues of Native American Indian tribes, Lupe Lopez from the Apache Nation told the Soldiers and civilians gathered for Fort Irwin and the National Training Center's Native American Heritage Month celebration how the dance has helped her son. The event was sponsored by the 916th Support Brigade on Tuesday.

  • DLA ceremony marks full operational capability

    Nov 17, 2010

    Full Operational Capability ceremony for DLA Land at Aberdeen Nov. 10.

  • A new chapter begins for Army Diversity and Leadership

    Nov 17, 2010

    The Army has realigned what was formerly known as the Army Diversity Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Civil Rights Office and the Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance and Complaints into the new organization known as the Army's Diversity and Leadership Office.

  • Gates says: US must sustain military might

    Nov 17, 2010

    Even in a time of budgetary constraints, the United States must maintain its military might to address the security challenges of today and the future, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council here, Gates said he is sympathetic to the challenges caused by the federal deficit, but warned against drastic cuts to the military.

  • A grateful nation marks historic day

    Nov 17, 2010

    A day observed with solemn pride by a grateful nation holds even greater meaning for the Doyle family whose Veterans Day began by marking time.

  • Guardsman works to develop Afghan National Army

    Nov 17, 2010

    Having never mobilized with an activated unit, Col. Michael Herman of Aberdeen, S.D., said, he knew he wanted to serve in Afghanistan in some capacity. He now is helping to develop the Afghan National Army.

  • Food service Soldiers prepare for Thanksgiving meal

    Nov 17, 2010

    Customary orange, red, brown and yellow crepe streamers hang from the ceiling of the Patton Barrack's dining facility in Heidelberg as patrons enjoy a little casual conversation or steal a glance or two at a nearby television screen in between bites. The streamers are the only telltale signs of the transformation that will take place here this time next week.

  • Afghan women benefit from English classes

    Nov 17, 2010

    More than 70 women from Ghazni City completed English and computer classes provided by the Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team and Afghan non-government organization, Roshnaee Social Service Organization Nov. 11.

  • 'I Get A Motherly Satisfaction Out Of It'

    Nov 17, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Clara Miller wears her patriotic heart proudly on her sleeve.

  • Aid stations at Campbell, Carson move from paper to digtal medical records

    Nov 17, 2010

    Replacing paper with electronic medical record systems, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 4th Infantry Division (ID) at Fort Carson, Colo., and the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., are the latest to join the growing list of units using MC4, a once battlefield-only system, to document Soldier care in garrison. This enables units to familiarize themselves with a system they will ultimately use down range.

  • Redstone Golfer Makes Shot With All Army Team

    Nov 17, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When Lt. Col. Jennifer Jensen tried out for the All Army Golf Team at Fort Belvoir, Va., in 1993 but was rejected, she didn't let it get her down. She simply added it to her bucket list of things to do before she retired from the Army.

  • Armyhire.com provides window to job opportunities

    Nov 17, 2010

    Many people want a career that has opportunities for growth, responsibility, and a chance to make an impact in the organization. The U.S. Army Contracting Command's Web site, Armyhire.com, is a portal for those interested in starting a career as a contracting specialist with the command. Armyhire.com is the tip of the spear of ACC's recruitment initiatives. The site is written without much of the governmental jargon and terms found on sites with .gov and .mil extensions so that those interested in government jobs, but not familiar with government terminology, can easily comprehend.

  • Obama presents Medal of Honor to Soldier at White House

    Nov 17, 2010

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov. 16, 2010) -- President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor Tuesday to the first active-duty servicemember in nearly 40 years. Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta was described as a humble, low-key Soldier -- one that shies away from the limelight. But his actions on Oct. 25, 2007 were anything but low-key when he refused to let enemy fighters carry off a fellow wounded Soldier in Afghanistan. Giunta, then a specialist, individually pursued two insurgents who had captured a badly wounded Sgt. Joshua Brennan during a deadly firefight. Giunta killed one insurgent and injured the other, and immediately began to administer first aid to Brennan, all while under heavy enemy fire. It was this act of rare bravery that saved lives and warranted receipt of the Medal, Obama explained.

  • Contracting support during Eager Light exercise

    Nov 17, 2010

    Contingency contracting support for ongoing exercises requires significant mission analysis and coordination with the supported unit, host nation vendors and, when applicable, the United States Embassy within the host country. In January the 412th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Hood, Texas, in partnership with the 408th CSB, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, tasked the 900th Contingency Contracting Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C., to support the U.S. Army Central Eager Light exercise 10-01.

  • Children of deployed more likely to seek mental health care

    Nov 17, 2010

    Young children from military families are more likely to seek mental and behavioral health care when a parent is deployed than when a parent is at home, a military study has concluded.

  • ROK Army squad upsets CRC Indians for title

    Nov 17, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON - A shrewd personnel move by the coach of the 2nd Infantry Division's Republic of Korea Army Support Group to remove himself as the goalkeeper enabled his team to fight back from the loser's bracket and defeat the FCC Red Cloud Indians 4-2 in the Warrior Country Post-Level Invitational Soccer Tournament at Schoonover Bowl Nov. 6

  • Osan Falcons fall from unbeaten, remain atop league standings

    Nov 17, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Casey cornerback Toderick Scypion stretches in vain to attempt to prevent a touchdown catch by Osan running back Anthony Felton during the Army-Air Force game at Casey Garrison Nov. 13. Felton hauled in the 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Alfredo Catolico and barely managed to keep his feet inbounds in the back of the endzone enabling Osan to defeat Casey 19-8 in the second game of a twin-bill. Casey won the first game 14-6 in overtime giving Osan it's first loss of the season. Osan remains in first place in the Korea Post-Level Flag Football League with a 9-1 record.

  • Mayor bestows honorary citizenship on garrison civilian employees

    Nov 17, 2010

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - Sally Hall, director of the Community Activity Center at Casey Garrison, smiles as she receives honorary citizenship from Dongducheon City Mayor O Se-chang during a ceremony in Dongducheon City Hall Nov. 16. Hall was recognized for eight years of service facilitating events to improve relations between the American and Korean communities in Dongducheon. Yang Cho, chief of the Master Planning Division for U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and a naturalized U.S. citizen of Korean descent also received honorary citizenship.

  • Eighth Army deploys for exercise Autumn Breeze

    Nov 17, 2010

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea - Eighth Army deployed Nov. 15 to this training range near the Korean Demilitarized Zone for exercise Autumn Breeze 2010.

  • Camp Stanley troops honor Native Americans, experience culture

    Oct 23, 2012

    CAMP STANLEY, South Korea - Soldiers from Camp Stanley got a taste of Native American culture during a National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month celebration at the Camp Stanley Community Activity Center Nov 3.

  • UK, US pay tribute to fallen in Basra

    Nov 16, 2010

    British and American personnel stationed in Basra held multiple ceremonies to honor those who were killed in Iraq during World War I and the current conflict.

  • The Joint Korean War 60th Anniversary Commemoration Committee

    Nov 16, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Korean War 60th Anniversary Commemoration Committee (60th AKWCC) was formed by the Department of Defense to thank and honor all the veterans of the Korean War, their families and especially those who lost loved ones in that war. The Committee observed the beginning of the Korean War on June 25, 2010 at the Pentagon, with a host of dignitaries and veterans in the audience. Col. David J. Clark, director of the 60th AKWCC, honored and thanked the veterans who served with honor and distinction: "Through your heroic actions, the tide of communism on the Korean Peninsula was halted and the foundation was laid for today's modern, vibrant Republic of Korea."

  • Medal of Honor presented to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta

    Nov 16, 2010

    President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta in the East Room of the White House, November 16, 2010, for his actions of valor during an enemy attack in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, Oct. 2007.

  • Army Vice Chief visits Schofield Soldiers

    Nov 16, 2010

    Army Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli visits with Soldiers prior to their deployment on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 16.

  • Deployed brigade trains on their big guns in Kuwait

    Nov 16, 2010

    The 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division deployed to southern Iraq, is revisiting its old stomping grounds: the gunnery range near Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

  • Kansas State president visits Big Red One headquarters in Iraq

    Nov 16, 2010

    The president of Kansas State University and his staff received the experience of a lifetime when they visited United States Division-South Soldiers in Iraq from November 8 through 11.

  • Firefinder crews keep watch over Camp Adder

    Nov 16, 2010

    From the outermost reaches of Camp Adder there is a small group of Soldiers who watch the sun rise over the Ziggurat of Ur every morning, but they are not simply watching the skies to enjoy the view. They are watching to keep their fellow Soldiers and the camp's neighbors safe.

  • Obama presents Medal of Honor to Soldier at White House

    Nov 16, 2010

    President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor Tuesday to the first active-duty servicemember in nearly 40 years -- one who refused to let enemy fighters carry off a fellow wounded Soldier in Afghanistan.

  • OMC Commissary now posts prices electronically

    Nov 16, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Electronic display labels that show the prices of items shelved at the Ord Military Community Commissary will benefit the storeAca,!a,,cs customers, according to the storeAca,!a,,cs manager.

  • Sweet appreciation: Retiree bakes Soldiers cookies for almost 30 years

    Nov 16, 2010

    Bill Owens, a retired Soldier and long-time friend of the Fort Campbell community, has baked cookies for Soldiers for nearly 30 years. He sends them to units on post at Fort Campbell and down range, wherever they may be deployed.

  • New York National Guard Soldiers place fifth at South African Military Stakes event

    Nov 16, 2010

    The weather was hot; the weapons were different; and there was little time to practice. But five New York Army National Guard Soldiers had the time of their life and placed fifth out of 22 teams during the South African Reserve Force Council Military Skills Competition 2010 at Potchefstroom Military Base Nov. 8-13.

  • Canadian woman returns with family to grove she helped establish

    Nov 16, 2010

    Canadian Janice Johnston Nikkel was only 15 years old on Dec. 12, 1985 when 248 101st Airborne Division Soldiers and eight aircrew members perished in a plane crash at Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. The biggest aircraft disaster in U.S. military history had such a profound effect on her that she started a campaign to establish a living memorial for the Soldiers and crew.

  • Honoring America's heroes... past and present

    Nov 16, 2010

    Nov. 11 the local community and the military community came together to honor America's heroes, those who have served and those currently serving. Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command command general, was the reviewing officer for the Veterans Day parade.

  • Staff Sgt. Giunta before the White House ceremony, Nov. 15-16, 2010

    Nov 16, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Salvatore "Sal" Giunta received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony Nov. 16. The U.S. Congress awards the medal, the nation's highest military honor, for risk of life in combat beyond the call of duty. Giunta, who is the first non-postumous award recipient since Vietnam, was honored for actions during a firefight in the Korengal valley of Afghanistan in October 2007.

  • Caution, planning can reduce risks of holiday travel

    Nov 16, 2010

    Veterans Day is traditionally a time of parades, ceremonies, and activities shared with others. Participation in many of these activities may involve travel. The observance also helps signal the beginning of the long holiday season, which also involves massive travel. With this travel comes inherent risk. With proper planning and the following of basic safe driving practices, we can greatly reduce the potential for accidents

  • Soldiers share combat perspective with Army scientists

    Jun 1, 2011

    Fifteen I Corps Soldiers fresh from combat tours in Afghanistan collaborated with Army scientists during a two-week tour of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command facilities Nov. 8-19.

  • Black Jack Ranger graduates top of his class

    Nov 16, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- There are few things more instantly recognizable in the military than a Ranger tab.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Capt. Lonnie D. Gentry

    Nov 16, 2010

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Capt. Lonnie D. Gentry

  • Interment of SSG Adam L. Dickmyer

    Nov 16, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Adam Dickmyer, who served as a Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from April 2004 until September 2007 and was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom at the time of his death, will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery after his burial service scheduled on Nov. 17.

  • German Rocket Site Launches U.S. Space Program

    Nov 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Peenemunde was a practice test. It was a practice test for the real thing - Redstone Arsenal. Today, more than 60 years after Dr. Wernher von Braun and the German rocket team left the isolated and guarded 50,000-acre military post in northeastern Germany, most of the evidence of Peenemunde - its laboratories, test stands, factories, living quarters, roads and infrastructure -- is gone.

  • Blackhorse cooks rewarded for frying competition

    Nov 16, 2010

    11th ACR food services Soldiers were awarded by the FORSCOM commander for winning the FORSCOM level of the Connelly Competition in Active Army Field Kitchen Category, Nov. 12.

  • Aviation Support Gets Lift With Shop

    Nov 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Standing over in a corner during the fanfare surrounding the recent opening of a new repair facility and machine shop on Redstone Arsenal, four machinists quietly talked about a product that has made a dramatic difference for the Army's war fighters.

  • JROTC Day Hits All The Right Buttons At Airfield

    Nov 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- "Where's the button'" Sitting at the driver's console inside a HIMARS vehicle, all cadet Arienna McElroy could see around her were buttons. And she wanted to know which button would start the engine. But Staff Sgt. Ashly Bolton wasn't saying.

  • Memories Of Fallen Soldier Live On

    Nov 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Veterans memorials symbolize a lot of what America's military stands for - duty, service, respect, honor, patriotism, strength, sacrifice and much more. To the families of those memorialized, that symbolism goes right to the heart of their very lives.

  • Preventing Identity Theft

    Nov 16, 2010

    Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information, like your name, Social Security number or credit/debit card number without your permission. The Federal Trade Commission currently estimates that nearly 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. That means that close to one in 35 Americans have their identities stolen each year. The legal ramifications are serious and you might not find out for weeks or months. The impact to an individual's financial health, and credit report can be very serious. Some individuals can lose job opportunities or the opportunity to buy a home. How can you protect yourself' First one needs to know how identities are generally stolen.

  • PGA Tour pros salute Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers at golf clinic

    Nov 16, 2010

    PGA Tour golfers Rory Sabbatini and Kris Blanks took time out of their busy schedules Nov. 9 to provide golf tips to Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers and military Veterans at Walt Disney World's Osprey Ridge Course.

  • Multinational test held at White Sands

    Nov 16, 2010

    Servicemembers from several nations came to White Sands Missile Range Oct. 21 and 22 to test and demonstrate new communications capabilities being developed on the range.

  • U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers Honored at the Chicago Blackhawks Veterans Day Game 2010

    Nov 16, 2010

    Sgt. 1st Class David Cardenas and Sgt. 1st Class Landon Lox were honored at the Chicago Blackhawks Veterans Day game on Nov., 10, 2010. Cardenas received a Bronze Star with Valor and Lox an ARCOM with Valor for their part in a 5-day operation in Afghanistan with the 20th Special Forces Group, ILARNG. Cardenas and Lox were part of a 7-man team recognized in front of over 21,000 roaring Blackhawks fans that could not get enough of these two local heroes. (Photo courtesy of Bill Smith)

  • MOH recipient: 'My wife is my rock'

    Nov 16, 2010

    As President Barack Obama hangs the pale blue ribbon holding the Medal of Honor around the neck of Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta in a White House Ceremony today, Giunta's wife Jennifer will be at his side, offering her quiet support, just as she has done throughout his two deployments, and especially during the whirlwind of media interviews and VIP meetings that followed the award announcement in September.

  • National Veterans' Day Observance

    Nov 16, 2010

  • Deployed troops become citizens in Veterans Day ceremony

    Nov 16, 2010

    Fifty servicemembers deployed to Iraq took the Oath of Allegiance, Nov. 11, becoming U.S. citizens in a special Veterans Day ceremony on Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • 266th FMC deploys in support of OEF, OND

    Nov 16, 2010

    On a day when most Americans were honoring the service of their veterans, the Soldiers of the 266th Financial Management Center, 21st Theater Sustainment Command boarded a plane for Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • History of American fighting women celebrated at WIMSA

    Nov 16, 2010

    Women who served in the Women's Army Corps, the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron, the Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services, were not always considered equals, but they continued to voluntarily serve in defense of their nation, the senior enlisted advisor of the National Guard said Thursday.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers impacts active duty unit in Iraq

    Nov 16, 2010

    Two Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 7th Warrior Training Brigade, 7th Civil Support Command returned from their deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn Nov. 2.

  • Schweinfurt Chaplain attempts spiritual approach to PTSD treatment

    Nov 16, 2010

    One of the great long-lasting problems of war-long after peace treaties are signed and bombed bridges are rebuilt-is the plight of the Soldier. Post-traumatic stress disorder has been one of the most persistent problems for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, and treatment with certainty has yet to come to the forefront of the Army community. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Dean Bonura hopes to implement something new within the existing canon of PTSD therapy. The product of years of research and the focus of his doctoral dissertation, his Strongheart Warrior program paves a path towards healing PTSD using the tenets of Christian spirituality.

  • Wabashin' Baghdad -- Wildcats serve in Iraq with Fort Riley aviation brigade

    Nov 16, 2010

    Seven Army officers commissioned from Kansas State University have made a full-circle journey from class to combat in Iraq, where they are assigned to an aviation brigade from neighboring Fort Riley, Kan. The officers graduated from the university's Army ROTC program at different times, and are serving together in the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. While they now wear combat uniforms, the consensus among the graduates is that they still "bleed purple."

  • ESPN brings 'touch of America' to U.S. Army Europe

    Nov 16, 2010

    Family members, Soldiers and civilians gathered at Grafenwoehr's Parade Field, Nov. 11, for ESPN's live-broadcast of SportsCenter, the sports network's flagship program, hosted by anchors Hannah Storm and Josh Elliot, which is broadcast to an estimated 19-million viewers. It was a day to reflect and pay homage to America's heroes, past and present.

  • 42 Iraqi Army students finish M1A1 Familiarization Course

    Nov 16, 2010

    Forty-two Soldiers from the Iraqi Army's 9th Armored Division graduated from the M1A1 Familiarization Course at the Besmaya Combat Training Center Nov. 2.

  • BCTC range control supports USF-I exercise

    Nov 16, 2010

    The Iraqi Army range control team at the Besmaya Combat Training Center worked with United States Forces-Iraq personnel to execute joint live-fire exercises in early November.

  • Iraq Army Aviation Directorate accepts delivery of 2 new Mi-171E helicopters

    Nov 16, 2010

    The Iraq Army Aviation Directorate accepted delivery of two new Mi-171E helicopters at its headquarters in Taji Nov. 7.

  • Panthers make history at Europeans

    Nov 16, 2010

    Patch High's fall sports season this year had a few history-making highlights.

  • Iraqi Army Engineer School leads basic training

    Nov 16, 2010

    As part of a country-wide surge of 5,000 new Iraqi Army recruits, Iraqi Army Engineer School cadre are leading a 60-day Basic Combat Training course that began Oct. 6 at Camp Taji.

  • PHS debate team battles international competition

    Nov 16, 2010

    Patch High's debate team recently combated eight different teams from seven different countries in EurOpen 2010, an international debating competition held Nov. 7-12 in Stuttgart.

  • USAG Stuttgart Soldier named Army's top NCO

    Nov 16, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Christopher McDougall made history at the Department of the Army's 2010 Best Warrior Competition, held Oct. 17-22 in Fort Lee, Va. He surpassed 11 of the Army's best noncommissioned officers to earn the title of Army NCO of the Year, becoming the first Soldier from U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart not only to win the award, but to compete at that level.

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