Archive: Nov 2010

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  • Environmental management with a pinch of movie magic

    Nov 16, 2010

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - The military is notorious for rehashing outdated videos and tired old commercials, but luckily there are people like Lothar Rueckert around to breathe life into them. Recently, Mr. Rueckert and members of the Schweinfurt community, along with a professional filming crew, coordinated efforts to re-film a 15-year-old version of the garrison's environmental management program video.

  • Warehouse blaze incinerates household goods, ignites community support

    Nov 16, 2010

    Home is where you hang your hat. But what makes a home' For military (and government civilian) families who move frequently, it isn't the location of the home but the keepsakes, photos and family heirlooms they bring with them that makes a house a haven. Those pieces of home are now sorely missed by more than 120 families in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart who lost them all in a fire Oct. 30 at the German-owned Christ warehouse in Schwieberdingen

  • Trial by fire: Military families' resiliency tested

    Nov 16, 2010

    Military families are known for their resilience. Deployments, war, separation, reunion and frequent moves are regular parts of their lives. So, when faced with a fire in a German warehouse Oct. 30 that destroyed the household goods of more than 120 families stationed in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, they did what they've done time and time again - pulled together for support.

  • RGB Soldiers graduate Basic Combat Training

    Nov 16, 2010

    Four-hundred-nine Regional Guard Brigade Soldiers successfully completed Basic Combat Training in Beneslawa Nov. 3.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Nov 16, 2010

  • U.S. Army holds first master resilience course in Korea

    Nov 15, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - "Suck it up, rub dirt on it and drive-on works sometimes," said Sgt. 1st Class Eric Tobin, "I am a big fan of that. But sometimes it's not enough."

  • TMC gears-up for upcoming flu season

    Nov 15, 2010

  • TMC gears-up for upcoming flu season

    Nov 15, 2010

  • DAS cheerleaders aim for excellence

    Nov 15, 2010

    Bring it on. Winning five Far East championships in the last eight years and seven Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference championships, the Daegu American School cheerleaders aim to impress.

  • AFSBn-NEA turns wasted space into a learning center

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Army Field Support Battalion - Northeast Asia's mission is to receive, store, maintain accountability of Army prepositioned stocks throughout Korea, Japan and Okinawa, making sure there exists no risk to the combat readiness of the equipment and continually improve the "fight tonight" status.

  • 19th ESC HHC conducts convoy live fire exercise

    Nov 15, 2010

    The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command Headquarters and Headquarters Company conducted a convoy live fire exercise at Warrior Base Story Live Fire Complex from Oct. 17-21. The intent was to train and build Soldiers' capability and confidence in tactical convoy missions through simulated battlefield conditions.

  • Medal of Honor awarded to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta

    Nov 15, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta will receive the Medal of Honor - the nation's highest medal for valor - from President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony slated for 2 p.m. today. Staff Sgt. Giunta is the third Soldier to receive the Medal of Honor for service in Afghanistan, and the first living recipient for the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the medal's inception during the Civil War, more than 3,400 Americans have received the award; more than 2,000 of them were Soldiers.

  • Spotlighting our Soldiers' teens

    Nov 15, 2010

    One of the ways Madigan is caring for Soldiers' teens is by transitioning to a medical home environment within the Adolescent Specialty Clinic. A medical home is characterized by comprehensive, holistic care within the department. The concept involves having the adolescent meet with a team in one location for all health care-related matters.

  • Soldiers receive realistic training on first-aid kits

    Nov 15, 2010

    The MTTP is a trailer outfitted with a computer-controlled mannequin that speaks, breathes and bleeds like a person. The platform was created to train Soldiers how to use their IFAK . The kit is often introduced but not often put into real-life training situations. Wounds simulated include amputations, sucking chest wounds and airway compromise.

  • Senior officer inducted into NCO ranks after waiting 36 years

    Nov 15, 2010

    After 36 years of waiting for his turn to walk under the crossed sabers signifying his transformation into a noncommissioned officer, Col. Neil Glenesk had that opportunity Oct. 22 during Madigan Healthcare System's NCO Induction Ceremony in Letterman Auditorium.

  • New mass notification system now at Madigan

    Nov 15, 2010

    Madigan's system has been named E-notify and is anticipated to be running by the end of November. It will be used in emergencies such as inclement weather and a recall. Madigan will appoint system administrators and managers who will activate contact through E-notify when necessary.

  • Madigan hosts behavioral health summit at McChord

    Nov 15, 2010

    A myriad of presenters spoke at Madigan Healthcare System's TBI and PTS Symposium Nov. 4 at McChord Field. Soldiers, Family members, and civilian employees participated in the symposium, which featured speakers on the inner workings of TBI, the options of treatment available and how to interact with someone suffering from TBI or PTS.

  • You are not alone-out front Soldiers honor those who served before

    Nov 15, 2010

    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Nov. 11, 2010) - "No veteran should be alone on Veteran's Day," said Capt. James Mullin, company commander of the 119th Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 11th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade. Mullin and his group of 27 Soldiers spent Nov. 10 visiting a number of local senior care facilities thanking the men and women, and their family members, who served before them.

  • 'Mechanical mommy' helps train military baby doctors

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Mobile Obstetric Emergencies Simulator doesn't sound like something that is cutting-edge technology and can potentially save the Department of Defense millions of dollars in malpractice suits, especially when it only costs $20,000 to create.

  • 42nd Infantry Division Leaders Honor the Man Who Nicknamed it "The Rainbow Division"

    Nov 15, 2010

    U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY, WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division paid respects in an evening wreath laying ceremony here for the unit's founder and first chief of staff, General Douglas MacArthur.

  • Newman fuels to 2nd in Kobalt Tools 500 Sprint Cup

    Nov 15, 2010

    A strong race car and a successful fuel strategy resulted in Army driver Ryan Newman finishing runner-up in Sunday's Kobalt Tools 500 Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway. He trailed race winner Carl Edwards to the checkered flag by 4.7 seconds.

  • Joint Munitions Command's Contributions to Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Nov 15, 2010

    OIF munitions totals.

  • AMRDEC Supports the USA Science and Engineering Festival

    Nov 15, 2010

    AMRDEC demonstrated Avenger Table Top Trainer at country's first national science and engineering festival, which was the culmination of a colloboration of over 500 of the country's leading science and engineering organizations aimed at reigniting the interest of the nation's youth in the sciences and engineering.

  • Once ragtag, Husayniyah firefighters becoming hot stuff

    Nov 15, 2010

    Working through the Karbala Provincial Reconstruction Team, the Soldiers of Troop A, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment were able to provide Iraqi firefighters with the training and equipment they needed to effectively and safely fight fires in the town.

  • Fort Hood WTB Soldiers Guests of Austin IRS Veterans Day Ceremonies

    Nov 15, 2010

    Fort Hood Warrior in Transition Brigade soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Karl Pasco, was one of the guest speakers during Veterans Day Ceremonies at the IRS Submission Processing Building in Austin, Texas.

  • Black Dragons aid in youth stadium project

    Nov 15, 2010

  • Army to upgrade force-tracking system

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Army is in the midst of several high-tech upgrades to its force tracking system - Force XXI Battle Command Brigade-and-Below, known as FBCB2 - to include new, next-generation software and a new, faster satellite network, service officials said.

  • NTC prepares brigade for New Dawn

    Nov 15, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division recently completed training at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif.; part of preparation for their upcoming deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

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

    Nov 15, 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.

  • New York Army National Guard Cooks Compete to Be the Best

    Nov 15, 2010

    Cooks from the 204th Engineer Battalion of the New York Army National Guard were judged on their ability to deliver a hot, tasty meal under field conditions to troops training in the field in the finals of the annual Philip A. Connelly Award of Excellence in Army Food Service competition. The New York Army National Guard cooks are competing against five other mess sections from across the country in the finals of the Army National Guard competition.

  • U.S. Army Completes Chemical Stockpile Destruction at Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility

    Nov 15, 2010

    The disposal of the last mustard agent-filled ton container in the chemical weapons stockpile of the Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark. was completed safely the evening of Friday, Nov. 12, marking the end of chemical weapons storage at the Arsenal after nearly seven decades.

  • Natick Soldiers recognized at BoSox Club luncheon

    Nov 15, 2010

    NATICK, Mass. - A group accustomed to applauding men in uniform did that again when it invited three Soldiers from the Natick Soldier Systems Center to lunch just before Veterans Day.

  • Medal of Honor: Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta

    Jun 2, 2011

    Learn more about Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta.

  • Successful joint mission in Mosul

    Nov 15, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -Iraqi Federal Police in Mosul conduct a cordon and search mission, Nov. 11. The U.S. Soldiers provide security and assistance during missions, assessing the Iraqi's operations and tactics, in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Seasonal flu vaccines still available

    Nov 15, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Unlike last flu season, when people needed to get two vaccines (the 2009 H1N1 and the seasonal vaccine), this flu season only the seasonal vaccine is needed.

  • Garry Owen trains IA, Kurdish security forces

    Nov 15, 2010

    JOINT SECURITY STATION INDIA, Iraq- In an area known for its disputed internal boundary between the Kurdish regional authority and the Iraqi Army, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment Soldiers have been training both the Iraqi Army Soldiers and Kurdish Security Forces to collectively secure the population in Northern Iraq.

  • Tactical trainer helps teams relay better aerial directions

    Nov 15, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD - A copilot sat in an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter gunship as it zoomed across the desert, recently.

  • Wireless Network After Next leader drives promising technology forward

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Wireless Network After Next (WNaN) is known for high performance in ever-changing circumstances. So is its leader. Flora Marshall, project leader for the intelligent, self-healing tactical network, has overcome challenges to shepherd the technology through its crucial assessment phase which is culminating this month as Soldiers evaluate WNaN at Fort Benning, Ga

  • ID card appointment system goes online

    Nov 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Customers needing to make, change or cancel ID card appointments at Schofield Barracks or Fort Shafter can do so online, starting Nov. 15.

  • Solomon celebrates 'Tree City'

    Nov 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 100 students from Solomon Elementary School joined Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and representatives from Island Palm Communities, here, Nov. 5, to celebrate Schofield Barracks' designation as a Tree City USA.

  • WMCAC holds 29th Annual Veterans Day parade

    Nov 15, 2010

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - Residents of Leeward Oahu communities came together to recognize veterans and service members, past and present, during the Waianae Military Civilian Advisory Council's, or WMCAC, 29th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Hoolaulea, here, Nov. 6.

  • Tobacco Cessation: TAMC helps smokers quit

    Nov 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Tobacco use in the Army is a high-profile issue and has a direct impact upon a Soldier's ability to accomplish the mission.

  • Keep on TRYing

    Nov 15, 2010

    PILILAAU ARMY RECREATION CENTER, Hawaii - Competitors tackle the Pililaau Army Recreation Center's Pokai TRY 2, Oct. 30. The event consisted of a 1,000 meter swim, 1,000 meter run and 1,000 meter paddle race.

  • Reluctant hero becomes first living MOH recipient since Vietnam

    Nov 15, 2010

    Don't call Staff Sgt. Salvatore "Sal" Giunta a hero, he cautions. Don't say that he went above the call of duty when he single-handedly stopped two terrorists from kidnapping his wounded buddy during a ferocious firefight in Afghanistan in 2007. Because as Giunta sees it, he was just doing his job.

  • Fort McCoy recycled 42 percent of waste stream in FY 2010

    Nov 15, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 marked the third consecutive year Fort McCoy has recycled more than 40 percent of its waste stream, according to Michael Miller. Miller, who is the Water and Wastewater branch chief for the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works, said Fort McCoy's recycling program continually strives to improve the installation's recycling percentage. McCoy recycled 42 percent of its waste stream in both FY 2008 and 2010 (1,677 tons of material) and 47 percent (2,078 tons) in FY 2009. All three percentage totals surpass the Army's goal of having its organizations recycle 40 percent of their waste stream, Miller said. Miller said he hopes 50 percent of the installation's waste stream eventually can be recycled.

  • Remembering personal heroes on Veterans Day

    Nov 15, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - On Veterans Day we pause to remember those who have gone before us and those still serving in harm's way. This year members of the Wiesbaden military community joined together at the Wiesbaden Library to hear reflections on heroic figures in individuals' lives before marching to Veterans Park for a traditional ceremony Nov. 10. Speakers described their heroes - ranging from parents to a spouse to Medal of Honor recipients.

  • A Lesson Learned

    Nov 15, 2010

    Murphy's law inserted itself in an M249/M240B machine gun train-the-trainer event, but was thwarted by observant Soldiers.

  • Corps project added to international wildlife refuge

    Nov 15, 2010

    Louisville District helps convert a World War II missile site into a home for more than 200 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

  • Fort McCoy's new Sportsman's Range, future lodge project support quality of life

    Nov 15, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Oct. 30 grand-opening of the new Sportsman's Lodge ranges marked the midpoint of efforts to construct a recreational shooting complex to expand Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) opportunities on Fort McCoy. Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser said the range project began with a Family and MWR survey conducted about 18 months ago. One question asked participants what Family and MWR amenity they wanted that Fort McCoy did not provide. The responses indicated a recreational shooting range, with, in order, pistol-, rifle-, trap- and skeet-ranges and a 3-D archery course.

  • Gates, Clinton press for new START ratification

    Nov 15, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have reiterated their call to the Senate to ratify the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) that will give U.S. inspectors access to Russian strategic sites and reduce both countries' nuclear weapons stockpiles.

  • Army Sustainment Command adds installation logistics to its menu

    Nov 15, 2010

    Operational control of installation-level logistics activities has been handed over to Army Sustainment Command. The move, affecting primarily stateside activities at this point, is under the auspices of the Materiel Enterprise, which led to transfer of installation Directorates of Logistics from Installation Management Command to Army Materiel Command, parent of ASC.

  • Soldier pins Purple Heart on father

    Nov 15, 2010

    Army Staff Sgt. Brian Willette, Company F, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, had the chance of a lifetime to have his son, Army Pvt. Kevin Nieves, Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team security forces member, pin on his Purple Heart during a ceremony on Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam here Oct. 28.

  • Honoring America's Veterans

    Nov 15, 2010

    Schumitz joined an audience of veterans, faculty members and students to recognize the dedicated efforts of those who have served and are still serving our country.

  • Aerial of Army Reserve Center Construction

    Nov 15, 2010

    Aerial photo of construction of Army Reserve Center

  • Safer explosive tested & qualified at Picatinny named a TIME Best Invention of 2010

    Nov 15, 2010

    A safer, more stable explosive that was tested and qualified by engineers at Picatinny Arsenal as a replacement for TNT in Army projectiles was recently named by TIME Magazine as one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2010.

  • Secretary of the Army cuts ribbon for new WTU, Soldier and Family Assistance Center

    Nov 15, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh called the grand opening of Fort Meade's Warrior in Transition Solider and Family Assistance Center facilities "a very unique achievement" during the ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 10.

  • Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay

    Nov 15, 2010

    President Barack Obama extended the Retroactive Stop-Loss Special Pay deadline through December 3.

  • 408th CSB supports Pakistan humanitarian assistance relief efforts

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Expeditionary Contracting Command exercises its expeditionary capabilities in support of humanitarian relief efforts. Recently the command deployed its contracting warriors to support military operations assisting Pakistan since devastating floods there have displaced millions of Pakistanis. The 408th Contracting Support Brigade, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, quickly responded to the call for contracting capability and deployed two contracting officers from the ACA-Kuwait office. The 408th CSB provides contracting support in the Central Command area of responsibility.

  • Huntsville here we come!

    Nov 15, 2010

    After two decades of maneuvering my way through the Washington, D.C. beltway I decided it was time for a change and that meant switching jobs and locations. Soon I found myself in a new position with the Army Contracting Command and a gateway to southern living. As soon as I accepted the position I began looking forward to the move to Huntsville, Ala. I had been a visitor to the south for years, but never lived there. So, now someone from New England had a real opportunity to experience Southern hospitality first hand.

  • 21st TSC provides vital movement support for Warfighters

    Nov 15, 2010

    Echoes of sledgehammers pounding on metal stakes ring out at the Baumholder railhead Nov. 10 as Soldiers and Civilians from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command provide movement support for the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

  • Lifetime of practice pays off

    Nov 15, 2010

    The old saying "practice makes perfect" actually holds true in many cases.

  • 212 "Veterans" reenlist on Veterans Day

    Nov 15, 2010

    The 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, currently deployed in support of Operation New Dawn, conducted a mass reenlistment ceremony across its operating environment on Veterans Day.

  • Servicemembers give Afghan children school supplies

    Nov 15, 2010

    Soldiers and sailors from different units on Camp Sabalu-Harrison, Bagram, Afghanistan, gathered by some shipping containers on a Saturday morning to load a truck full of foot lockers and boxes in preparation for their mission on the other side of the base. Today they have one common goal, Operation Pencil, a program that gives school supplies to Afghan children.

  • Services release findings of internal threat reviews

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps will update their policies and procedures to better assess internal security threats, according to reports the services filed this week in response to last year's shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Gates orders probe into 'Don't Ask' review leak

    Nov 15, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has condemned the unauthorized release of draft findings of a working group studying the impact of a potential repeal of the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, and he has ordered an investigation into the source, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today.

  • Warmasters battle it out during tournament

    Nov 15, 2010

    The 230th Military Police Company Warmasters held a combatives tournament Oct. 25 on Sembach Kaserne to find the best hand-to-hand fighter in the company.

  • First Lady Visits Staff, Patients at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Nov 15, 2010

    First Lady Michelle Obama visited Wounded Warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center on Veterans Days as part of her overseas visit

  • Wounded vet gets adaptive home on Veterans Day

    Oct 14, 2011

    After 54 surgeries and losing both legs to an improvised explosive device, retired Capt. Ferris Butler said the adaptive home donated on Veterans Day will provide him freedom of movement.

  • Army's wildland firefighters fill niche on island

    Oct 13, 2011

    The Army's wildland firefighters stationed here are more than average run-of-the-mill firefighters, if there were such a thing. These individuals fill a critical niche in both the Army and Hawaii's fire prevention plan, and they protect the lives and property of residents, as well as endangered plants and wildlife in the forests.

  • APG Commander's Corner: Products

    Sep 9, 2011

    During the past four weeks we have talked about defining a better way to do things. Everything that works well is the result of a good plan. The more time you spend thinking about what you're going to accomplish, the better things are going to turn out.

  • Ambassador addresses veterans, challenges of Marshall Islands

    Oct 14, 2011

    During a trip to the Army's Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Island during Veteran's Day, the U.S. ambassador to the Marshall Islands participated in a ceremony to recognize military veterans past and present.

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian Army mark success of Yudh Abhyas 2010 at closing ceremony

    Nov 14, 2010

    U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army celebrated the end of Yudh Abhyas 2010 during a ceremony Nov. 14 at Buckner Physical Fitness Center, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

  • ARNG Energy Lab

    Nov 14, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> In response to President Obama's "Educate to Innovate" campaign, the Army National Guard launched the Mobile Learning Center (MLC) program to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) literacy to high school students across the nation. In the tour vehicle, The Energy Lab, students explore the math and science behind energy efficiency, and the renewable and non-renewable resources that drive many current and future STEM career fields.

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian Army Soldiers exchange jump wings during Yudh Abhyas 2010

    Nov 14, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army exchanged airborne jump wings and gifts during a ceremony Nov. 13 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The Soldiers earned their foreign jump wings on Nov. 10 when they conducted a combined jump as part of the combined training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010.

  • Thousands gather on WWII ship to honor veterans in New York City

    Nov 14, 2010

    As veterans around the country were being honored for their commitment to the safety of the nation, the commanding general of the 99th Regional Support Command addressed visitors at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York during its annual Veterans Day ceremony, Nov. 11.

  • Company Commander Course develops Iraqi Army leadership

    Nov 14, 2010

    Twenty-four Iraqi Army captains successfully completed the Company Commander Course at the Iraqi Signal School at Camp Taji Nov. 8.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Chinook Operations

    Nov 13, 2010

    A Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 Chinook helicopter piloted by Capt. David Jenkins and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Andrew Lau pick up accumulated slings left from previous sling-load resupply missions delivered to Task Force Knight, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Soldiers on a mountainside along the Operational Coordination Center District in the Arghandab River Valley of southern Afghanistan Nov. 8, 2010. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released)

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian army wrap up field training with air assault and raid

    Nov 12, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army tested combined tactics during an air assault and raid mission at Site Summit on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Nov. 11 to conclude the field training exercise portion of Yudh Abhyas 2010. Soldiers and leaders from both armies spent several days conducting classes, combining troop leading procedures and rehearsing to ensure they could successfully conduct the mission as one team. "This mission was the culmination of all our work for the past couple of weeks. It was the last mission, the big mission and a very important one. A lot of preparation went into it. We've done nothing but training with the Indian soldiers and it's been awesome," said Sgt. Steve Faulkner, team leader with Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

  • Veterans Day in Hawaii

    Nov 12, 2010

    The Oahu Veterans' Council sponsored the 2010 Veterans Day ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. The event included all branches of the armed services. More than 20 veterans organizations laid wreaths during the annual service. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, U.S. Army Pacific, gave the keynote address. Special guests included Sen. Daniel Akaka and the Hon. Max Cleland, secretary, American Battle Monuments Commission.

  • Hundreds of war fighters return home

    Nov 12, 2010

    More than 200 Soldiers from 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade returned to Fort Carson last week, after assisting a massive shift in U.S. Central Command forces. Eighty-four Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 68th CSSB, 43rd SB, arrived from Afghanistan Nov. 2, followed by another 121 with 60th Ordnance Company from Iraq Saturday. During one-year deployments, the units supported the troop buildup in Afghanistan and drawdown in Iraq.

  • Maj. Gen. Fontaine Visits Afghanistan

    Nov 12, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine visits Afghanistan.

  • 'Lonestar' Battalion gets USAFA recognition

    Nov 12, 2010

    Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, began a partnership with the Air Force at Falcon Stadium Oct. 30. Academy junior class cadets hosted a tailgate party for 2nd STB Soldiers and their Families in recognition of their efforts as part of the United States Air Force Academy's Leaders in Flight Today program.

  • 'Wheels of Distinction' roll home

    Nov 12, 2010

    The 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, wrapped up a yearlong deployment and welcomed the 129th CSSB, Fort Campbell, Ky., during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Oct. 31.

  • TF Ivy talks suicide prevention

    Nov 12, 2010

    Soldiers from Task Force Ivy gathered at McMahon AudiA,Atorium Oct. 19 to reinforce the importance of suicide prevention awareness and the responsibility every Soldier has in taking care of his comrades in distress. Col. Todd Heussner, Task Force Ivy commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Shirley, the Task Force Ivy senior enlisted Soldier, brought the Soldiers together to provide information and stress the role Soldiers as leaders shared in suicide prevention awareness.

  • Vice president pays tribute to veterans

    Nov 12, 2010

    Vice President Joe Biden gaves tribute to veterans Nov. 11 at the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater and also placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

  • Raising funds for party is a crock

    Nov 12, 2010

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command employees joined together Nov. 9 to raise $510.75 through a chili/soup fundraiser for the command's holiday party set for Dec. 16.

  • An Afghanistan Reenlistment

    Nov 12, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Eric Pennington re-enlisted in the Army on Nov. 5, 2010. Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine, ASC commanding general and Pennington's father-in-law, administered the Oath of Enlistment.

  • Army recognizes the Top 10 Greatest Inventions of 2009

    Nov 12, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army's Top 10 Greatest Inventions award winners will be formally recognized in a ceremony Nov. 29 during the 27th Army Science Conference in Orlando, Fla.

  • Sacrificing a tree for long term gain

    Nov 12, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Recently some members of the Aberdeen Proving Ground community voiced their concern about the impending loss of a large oak tree on a part of APG scheduled for development.

  • Thurman's Perch gives Gen. Thurman permanent roost at NTC

    Nov 12, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- FORSCOM Commander Gen. James D. Thurman returned to a familiar place at the National Training Center Friday morning, a spot he spent countless hours during his time as time the NTC Operations Group Commander and the NTC's commanding general. To his surprise the spot was named Thurman's Perch as the NTC Operations Group hosted a ceremony unveiling a plaque that will serve as a lasting reminder and testament to all the things Gen. Thurman has done to help Soldiers, not only at the National Training Center, but across the Army. "I spent countless hours up here," Gen. Thurman said. "There's no greater honor that I've been given in my 35 years than this."

  • Army Sustainment Command Takes Part in Veterans Day Ceremonies

    Nov 12, 2010

    Soldiers from the Army Sustainment Command gave keynote speeches at numerous ceremonies in Iowa and Illinois as a part of Veterans Day which took place Nov. 11. Area veterans from previous and present conflicts were honored for their service at American Legion posts, schools, city parks, parades, local monuments, and the Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery.

  • Arsenal joins New York's Capital District in Honoring Veterans

    Nov 12, 2010

    Veterans Day

  • Deployed troops become citizens in Veterans Day ceremony

    Nov 12, 2010

    - Fifty service members deployed to Iraq took the Oath of Allegiance, Nov. 11, becoming U.S. citizens in a special Veterans Day ceremony on Camp Victory, Iraq. The service members joined the ranks of approximately 65,000 men and women from the military who have been naturalized since Sept. 1 2001, according to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services press release. The department naturalized 11,146 service members in fiscal year 2010 alone, the highest number of naturalized service members since 1955, and a 6 percent increase from fiscal year 2009's total.

  • 110th Avn. Bde. honors retention officers

    Nov 12, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The 110th Aviation Brigade recognized its brigade- and battalion-level retention officers during its annual retention awards ceremony Nov. 5 at the post theater.

  • Lyster parking lots closed during renovations

    Nov 12, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker's Lyster Army Health Clinic is closing areas of its parking lot as part of a construction and paving project that began Nov. 8 and continues through mid-February.

  • Got chili' Fort Rucker, AAAA Chili Cook-off fun for Families

    Nov 12, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Army Aviation Association of America and 1st Battalion, 14th Aviation Regiment conducted the 19th annual Chili Cook-off at the Festival Fields Nov. 6.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers, Families learn about flight school

    Nov 12, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and spouses new to flight school took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about what the coming years have in store for them Nov. 3.

  • PEO GCS talks weapon systems modernization

    Nov 12, 2010

    Scott Davis, Program Executive Officer for Ground Combat Systems, and his management team led the PEO GCS panel discussion for industry leaders Tuesday at the 2010 NDIA Combat Vehicle Conference.

  • Celebrating a Marine Legacy

    Nov 12, 2010

    USASMDC/ARSTRAT served as host for the Peterson Air Force Base celebration of the Marine Corps 235th birthday last week. Brig. Gen. Kurt S. Story served as the guest speaker for the event.

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    Two women are leading the way as Spc. Devin Cover, B Battery, 1st Battalion, 78th Field Artillery, won post Soldier of the Quarter and Sgt. Felicia Frailey, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery won post Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter.

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