Archive: Nov 2010

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  • Fort Bragg youth take lessons from Disney instructors

    Nov 12, 2010

    The Cleland Ice Rink at Fort Bragg hosted a special clinic Friday conducted by Disney on Ice skaters who portray Disney characters and stories both nationally and internationally with about 40 participants and six Disney on Ice instructors.

  • Domestic violence awareness training held at Fort Bragg

    Nov 12, 2010

    More than 100 community members gathered at Womack Army Medical Center's Weaver Auditorium Oct. 26, in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as a way to remember victims of domestic violence. A member of the hospital's Pediatrics Clinic staff conducted a session that explained what others can do if they or someone close to them is a victim of domestic violence. The class also included information about how domestic violence affects everyone and on what has become an increasing trend - teen domestic violence.

  • Fort Rucker, local communities, Families sign, celebrate covenants

    Nov 12, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Installation leaders, mayors from the surrounding communities and Families reaffirmed their commitment to one another during the Army Family and Community Covenant signings Nov. 6.

  • Fort Bragg military police share a day with Family during 'Enforcer Day'

    Nov 12, 2010

    The 503rd Military Police Battalion's "Enforcer Day" brought the Families and Soldiers of the unit together the morning of Oct. 29 to enjoy being a member such a close-knit unit and to learn about what it means to be a military policeman on Fort Bragg.

  • New JIEDDO director nominated

    Nov 12, 2010

    The Army announced the President of the United States' next nominee for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization Nov. 10.

  • NCO Association hosts 1st Fort Rucker career expo

    Nov 12, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers, veterans and Family members looking for work had an opportunity to meet with several companies here Nov. 4.

  • Federal Employee Health Benefits open season now - Dec. 13

    Nov 12, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The U.S. Office of Personnel Management announced this year's open season for health benefits, dental and vision insurance and flexible spending accounts runs now until Dec. 13.

  • Army aviation community tackles way ahead

    Nov 12, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- More than 500 members of the Aviation Branch from around the world descended upon Fort Rucker Nov. 1-5 to discuss and solve issues within the Aviation Enterprise community.

  • Fort Rucker takes aim at cell phones for America Recycles Day

    Nov 12, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Post residents who want to contribute to installation recycling efforts will have the opportunity to do even more on America Recycles Day Nov. 15.

  • Local motorcycle builder to honor Fort Bragg's Fisher House

    Nov 12, 2010

    The Fisher House provides a valuable service military Families during medical crises, allowing them to remain close as a Soldier receives life-sustaining treatment or medical care. For all that Fisher House has given to the community, local motorcycle builder Hotrodz has decided to give some back. The shop has taken a wrecked, 1977 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and is in the process of transforming it into a custom, bobber-style bike. The bike is expected to be complete in February and will be auctioned off to the public. Proceeds from the project will go to the Fisher House.

  • Army accelerating user-friendliness of interoperable apps

    Nov 12, 2010

    The Army recently published its first Common Operating Environment architecture guidance aimed at leveraging a common set of computing technologies and standards.

  • Editorial: 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. APG has a history of working with the community to be good stewards of the beautiful piece of Maryland we have been entrusted with to accomplish our missions. We learned long ago that partnering with on-post and off-post communities before we make decisions leads not only to better relations, but to better decisions

  • Retired Fort Bragg Soldier shares almost 70 years of memories

    Nov 12, 2010

    For most sergeants major, becoming the command sergeant major of a corps is the culmination of their careers. For retired Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth "Rock" Merritt, he not only helped create the job of the XVIII Airborne Corps command sergeant major, he held the position twice.

  • Fort Bragg 'elves' continue to make a difference in Operation Toy Drop

    Nov 12, 2010

    This is a multi-story series that explains what Operation Toy Drop is, who started it, and the people who have operated it since the beginning. This week's story is about Becki Caldwell, the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command unit administrator and her connection to Operation Toy Drop

  • Fort Sill Combatives kicks it up a level

    Nov 12, 2010

    Trainers teach Fort Sill Soldiers a new level of combatives

  • 7th Special Forces train with Brazilian team

    Nov 12, 2010

    For two weeks in October, American and Brazilian units traded teams in an effort to strengthen their multicultural partnership. So while a handful of SF Soldiers headed to South America to one of the best jungle schools in the world, Fort Bragg's 7th Special Forces Group hosted 12 members of the Brazilian 1st Special Forces Battalion. For the U.S. and Brazil, it is a partnership steeped in mystery and rich in tradition.

  • Military fun night puts families first

    Nov 12, 2010

    The annual "Families First" Military Fun Night brought together servicemembers and families for an evening of games, food and relaxation at the SoutheastFamily Center/Armed Services YMCA Nov. 5.

  • Fort Sill Regional Confinement Facility closes

    Nov 12, 2010

    The Fort Sill Regioinal Corrections Facility closed its doors and the final stage of BRAC is finished on post.

  • Electric cart keeps a Fort Bragg neighborhood safe

    Nov 12, 2010

    A low slow electric vehicle, driven by a Soldier is used to shuttle residents of Linden Oaks accross a busy six lane highway. The vehicle was provided at the request of the garrison commander 'to support the safety of the Families,' said Timothy Shea, DOL transportation chief. The garrison has offered Linden Oaks housing residents this service until work is completed to make a marked walkway with electronic pedestrian signals, estimated to be completed in May 2011. A team of three Soldiers drive the LSEV every day from 2 to 8 p.m.

  • Enlightened Fort Bragg warriors: Educating special ops

    Nov 12, 2010

    Turning the Army's most elite fighters into highly educated Soldiers is the newest initiative to emerge from the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. Whether the goal is a master of arts in strategic security studies or an international business bachelor's degree, the special operations community is rallying around the mantra of higher education.

  • Brig. Gen. Rossi visits Camp Taji

    Nov 12, 2010

    Photo of Brig. Gen. Rossi's visit to Camp Taji, Iraq, Nov. 12.

  • Front Range communities honor Veterans

    Nov 12, 2010

    Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson gathered with Front Range schools and veteran organizations to participate in Veterans Day Parades in Pueblo and Colorado Springs Saturday. Nearly 100 military and local service organizations participated in the 11th Annual Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade themed "Veterans: Diverse and Determined."

  • Fort Bragg Education Fair: Making dreams come true

    Nov 12, 2010

    Several university representatives and education counselors gathered Nov. 4, at Sports USA to present Soldiers, retirees, civilians, and their Family members with the chance to follow their desired career path and make dreams come true at Fort Bragg's Education Fair.

  • Veterans Day observed at Natick

    Nov 12, 2010

    NATICK, Mass. - Older and grayer now, they had come wearing hats and lapel pins with various reminders of their past sacrifices - "Marine Corps League," "Airborne," "VFW" and others.

  • Fort Bragg officials ask, is your Family prepared for a terrorist attack'

    Nov 12, 2010

    Fort Bragg officials are constantly promoting heightened safety awareness across the installation. Parents are urged to make preparations to handle an 'all hazard event, be it a terrorist attack, natural disaster or Fort Bragg emergency, their foresight can influence a Family's health ... and may even save lives.

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    Nov 12, 2010

  • Deployed troops become citizens in Veterans Day ceremony

    Nov 12, 2010

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - 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.

  • 4th Inf. Div. assumes control of USD-N

    Nov 12, 2010

    Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins, Task Force Ironhorse and 4th Infantry Division commanding general, assumed control of U.S. Division-North from Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo, Task Force Marne and 3rd Inf. Div. commanding general, in a ceremony Nov. 4 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. The 4th Inf. Div. headquarters element had deployed to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn less than a month earlier.

  • Rehabilitated bird released into wild at Fort Bragg

    Nov 12, 2010

    The Carolina Raptor Center released a bald eagle at Mott Lake. The eagle was nursed back to health by the CRC and released into the wild at Fort Bragg. But according to Dave Heins, chief of the Environmental Division, the release also accomplishes another goal - it helps improve wildlife and recovers some of the endangered species that are on the installation.

  • Two Fort Bragg neighborhoods to get playgrounds from local $50,000 grant

    Nov 12, 2010

    Children living in the Fort Bragg neighborhoods of Bougainville and Corrigedor Courts will soon have a new place to play thanks to a $50,000 grant from Lowe's Charitiable and Educational Foundation to the Fort Bragg USO. The grant will build two playgrounds in the neighborhood.

  • ESPN celebrates Veterans Day in Grafenwoehr

    Nov 12, 2010

    ESPN Sportscenter broadcasted live from Grafenwoehr, Germany as a salute to the U.S Army Europe during Veterans Day, 2010.

  • Soldiers, Marines honor fellow veterans; mayor wishes he'd served

    Nov 12, 2010

    As Barstow Mayor Joe Gomez opened the Veterans Day ceremonies at the Mountain View Memorial Park in Barstow, Calif., Nov. 11, he asked aloud why he didn't serve in the armed forces.

  • Enhanced security measures delay military mail delivery times

    Nov 12, 2010

    Customers sending mail to and from overseas military post offices in Europe can expect delays due to recent enhanced security measures.

  • Army UAS expert wins DOD civilian service award

    Nov 12, 2010

    Tim Owings has been instrumental in helping the Army develop and deploy new UAS technologies.

  • Barstow and Fort Irwin unite for Veterans Day ceremony

    Nov 12, 2010

    As Fort Irwin/National Training Center Commanding General Brig. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams took the podium he noted that he had several Veterans Day ceremonies to choose from, but he elected to return to Barstow. "We've got 6,200 Soldiers and Marines up at the National Training Center training today and I said, 'Nope, I'm going to break away from what we're doing up there and come down here and spend Veterans Day with the city of Barstow and the veterans of Barstow'," Brig. Gen. Abrams said. "I wouldn't be anywhere else."

  • Afghan policeman proudly serves, protects

    Nov 12, 2010

    Agha is a calm but generous 47-year-old from Parwan province. He is married, has six children and still lives in the home passed down by his father's father. Country is important to Agha. And the protection of Afghan citizens has been dear to him since he was a young student in high school.

  • A breath of fresh air: MAAMS ensures clean air for Servicemembers

    Nov 12, 2010

  • Going green can be a picnic, so to speak

    Nov 12, 2010

    A picnic table table is one small example of "green procurement" - the move to buy environmentally friendly products and services, which is gathering momentum at Natick.

  • BCTP prepared unit for logistics support of 'New Dawn' mission

    Nov 12, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, KS - The Battle Command Training Program's Operations Group Sierra spent the last two weeks at Fort Bragg, N.C., supporting training of the headquarters of the 4th Sustainment Brigade. The Brigade is commanded by Colonel Ron Kirklin as part of United Endeavor 11-01 (UE 11-01) Mission Rehearsal Exercise (MRX). The Ops Group Sierra sustainment training team observed and trained the headquarters for its approaching deployment to Kuwait where it will conduct sustainment operations throughout the Central Command area of operations.

  • Honoring veterans

    Nov 12, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. (center), along with Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates (right) and other military and civilian leaders, render honors during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Nov. 11, 2010.

  • Going green at Natick

    Nov 12, 2010

    It's really not that difficult to be green. If you doubt that, have a seat at the picnic table behind Building 45 at U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center and talk with Richard Valcourt.

  • Fort Irwin offers Soldiers and families 'hometown' feel in the High Desert

    Nov 12, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- When Mrs. Connie Abrams received the news her husband, Brig. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams was assigned to Fort Irwin and the National Training Center, she wasn't exactly thrilled. "I have to admit when I found out we were coming out here I was not a happy camper," Mrs. Abrams said. However, more than a year later, Mrs. Abrams admitted her feelings have changed. "When and if we ever move, it's going to be a heartbreak because we've made great friends out here and it is kind of hometown," she said. That hometown feel is part of what sets Fort Irwin apart from every other stateside installation, she said.

  • Third Army 5K Birthday Run

    Nov 12, 2010

  • German professor preserving American military memories

    Nov 12, 2010

    The U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim is scheduled to close in the next few years, ending an American military presence that has spanned more than six decades. To preserve the legacy and memories of the thousands of service members, civilians, and family members who made up Mannheim's American military community through the years, a local university professor has embarked on an extensive historical research project.

  • Mannheim teacher named best in DODEA

    Nov 12, 2010

    Mannheim Elementary School Teacher Angelica L. Jordan is the Department of Defense Education Activity's 2011 Teacher of the Year, DODEA announced in a press release Nov. 3.

  • Lifelong policeman passing down commitment to Afghan Security Forces

    Nov 12, 2010

    Agha is a calm but generous 47-year-old from Parwan Province. He is married, has six children and still lives in the home passed down by his father's father. Country is important to Agha. And the protection of Afghan citizens has been dear to him since he was a young student in high school.

  • D6: Building resiliency, restoring balance for Soldiers, Civilians, Families

    Nov 12, 2010

    Given the Army's 235-year history, resiliency is a relatively new word in our vocabulary. We hear it often nowadays, from the highest levels of leadership on down, as we talk about how we are addressing the effects of nine years of conflict.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Kiowa Warrior Helicopter

    Nov 11, 2010

    A Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter conducts aerial reconnaissance in southern Afghanistan Nov. 8, 2010. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released)

  • Indian, U.S. Soldiers fill sky with parachutes on combined jump

    Nov 11, 2010

    It was not snow that fell from the sky here on Nov. 10. Instead, the sky was speckled with the parachutes of Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army. Almost 400 paratroopers from both armies jumped and landed at Malamute Drop Zone as part of a friendship jump for combined training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010. It was the first time the U.S. Army and the Indian army conducted a combined jump. "The soldiers from the Indian army were really excited about having a chance to jump with us, and our Soldiers were excited as well. Having the opportunity to jump with another army is always a great experience," said Sgt. Randy Henrion, team leader with Apache Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. Soldiers participating in the combined jump qualified to receive foreign jump wings.

  • Task Force Destiny Chinook Operations

    Nov 11, 2010

    A Task Force Destiny CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands after completeing a full day of missions in southern Afghanistan Oct. 23, 2010. Chinooks provide personnel movement, resupply and ground support to coalition forces, Afghan forces and the civilian population. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released)

  • Vice President pays tribute to veterans

    Nov 11, 2010

    Vice President Joe Biden gives tribute to veterans Nov. 11 at Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater. Following Biden's tribute, he placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. This year's event was hosted by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinsek, retired Army Col. Roger Dimsdale and Legion of Valor commander along with Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commander of the Military District Washington.

  • Vice President lays wreath at Tomb of Unknowns

    Nov 11, 2010

    Vice President Joe Biden speaks in front of a packed audience at the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater shortly after participating in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Kiowa Warriors

    Nov 11, 2010

    Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter conduct aerial reconnaissance in southern Afghanistan. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released)

  • The Battle of Wanat Study

    Nov 11, 2010

    <b>The Battle of Wanat Study</b> <b>What is it' </b> The Contemporary History on the battle of Wanat is a study written by the Combat Studies Institute at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The study focuses on the July 13, 2008 battle in Afghanistan's Waigal Valley during which nine American Soldiers died and 27 were wounded defending their small outpost against a much larger force of insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons. CSI conducted an extensive study on the actions that took place at Wanat in order to provide a transparent look at ourselves as an Army, identify lessons learned, and implement those lessons learned across the force. Lessons learned greatly enhance the preparedness of our leaders and increase success during combat.

  • 208th Army Reserve Band performs for student at Prosperity Elementary School in South Carolina

    Nov 11, 2010

    Students and faculty of the Prosperity-Rikard Elementary school in Prosperity, S.C. enjoy several selections of patriotic music by the 208th Army Reserve band during a Nov. 11 Veterans Day performance. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Timothy Lyden (far right) is the band's director, but in his civilian job he is the school's principal. The 208th band falls under the control of the 81st Regional Support Command at Fort Jackson, SC. The 81st RSC provides base operations (BASOPS) support and other services as directed by HQs, U.S. Army Reserve Command to customers in nine southeastern states and Puerto Rico, to enable the Army Reserve to meet global requirements across the full spectrum of operations.

  • 208th Trumpeters

    Nov 11, 2010

    Chief Warrant Officer 3 Timothy Lyden (right) and Sergeant 1st Class Curtis Boot, from the 208th Army Reserve band, perform for a group of students at the Prosperity-Rikard Elementary school in Prosperity, S.C. The school hosted a Veterans Day program on Nov. 11 and the band performed patriotic selections for over 250 people from around the community. In his military capacity Lyden is the band director but in his civilian job, he is the school's principal. The 81st RSC provides base operations (BASOPS) support and other services as directed by HQs, U.S. Army Reserve Command to customers in nine southeastern states and Puerto Rico, to enable the Army Reserve to meet global requirements across the full spectrum of operations.

  • Troops, vets get free admission to Park Service attractions

    Nov 11, 2010

    The National Park Service offers its last free-admission day of the year to honor U.S. veterans and active-duty servicemembers on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

  • Portal helps vets, Reserves, Guardsmen land jobs

    Nov 11, 2010

    Just in time for Veterans Day, a new, state-of-the-art Web portal is being rolled out tomorrow to help veterans - as well as reserve-component members, their families and wounded warriors - land jobs with civilian employers who value their military experience.

  • President salutes veterans during Garrison Yongsan visit

    Nov 11, 2010

    President Barack Obama honors U.S. troops and veterans on Veterans Day at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea, during G20 visit.

  • Eighth Army Commanding General

    Nov 10, 2010

    Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson, Commanding General, Eighth Army

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian army practice operational harmony

    Nov 10, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army merged tactics to ensure operational harmony and to prepare for mission success Nov. 9 during training at one of the airborne sustainment training areas. The training was conducted in preparation for field training exercise missions as part of the combined training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010. Soldiers trained for airborne operations, loading and off-loading a Black Hawk helicopter, and support-by-fire, all tactics, techniques and procedures that will be used in missions during the exercise.

  • TIME OUT! Pick a League

    Nov 10, 2010

    Commentary by Jennifer Hartwig I love to play fantasy football, that's been well-established, and I'm certainly not the only one. However, I, unlike many other fantasy football junkies, have made the conscious decision to play in only one league.

  • Vanguard spouses compete in 2nd Combat Spouse's Badge competition

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Approximately 100 spouses of recently deployed Vanguard Soldiers braved the 30-degree temperature to take part in the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's second Combat Spouse's Badge event, Nov. 6.

  • Marne Faces, Marne Places: Wounded but not defeated; Speed and Power Soldiers Awarded Purple Hearts

    Nov 10, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Specialist Angela Marino does not consider herself a hero.

  • Ground broken at Marne View

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT Stewart, Ga. - In order to re-affirm their commitment to improving the lives of Soldiers and Family Members, 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart leadership broke ground for Marne View, a new housing development of 92 homes for junior officers at Fort Stewart, Nov. 9.

  • Army Vice Chief addresses reintegration at Fort Stewart

    Nov 10, 2010

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli visited Fort Stewart to discuss reintegration efforts with 3rd Infantry Division and garrison leaders and recently-deployed Soldiers, Nov. 8. While here, he stressed the Army's role in meeting Soldiers' behavioral health needs and the importance of Family- Member involvement during their Soldiers' reintegration process.

  • Ceremony honors heroes from hostage crisis at WINN

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Winn Army Community Hospital held a ceremony to honor those who, two months ago, prevented a hostage situation from escalating into a disastrous tragedy, Nov. 9.

  • Soldiers happy to be alive receive Purple Hearts

    Nov 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq- While en route to the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Support Operations (SPO) center April 29, Sgt. 1st Class Tony O'Neil, SPO noncommissioned officer-in-charge of the equipment readiness division with the 13th CSSB, and a Columbus, Miss., native, heard the alarm for incoming indirect fire.

  • Behind the wheel: 4th AAB Soldiers teach Iraqi police defensive driving

    Nov 10, 2010

    AL ANBAR PROVINCE, Iraq - As the role of U.S. forces in Iraq has shifted gears under Operation New Dawn, so has the job of some military police Soldiers serving in Anbar province. For two MPs, a day on the job now includes teaching lifesaving skills to their Iraqi counterparts.

  • 3rd ID headquarters, colors return

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Major General Tony Cucolo, 3rd Infantry Division commander, returned from his year-long deployment in Iraq, along with many members of the division's senior staff, in a welcome home ceremony at Cottrell Field, Nov. 5.

  • Buffalo Soldier honored after 66 years

    Nov 10, 2010

    Friends and Family Members watched as 89-nine-year-old Cleveland Glover rose slowly to his feet to receive the World War II Prisoner of War Medal from Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear, at the Veterans Affairs Primary Care Clinic in Savannah, Nov. 3.

  • Savannah welcomes World War II Memorial

    Nov 10, 2010

    Hundreds watched the 250 World War II veterans as they walked or were pushed in wheelchairs through the chilly air to their positions of honor beside the World War II Memorial in Savannah, Nov. 7.

  • 703rd BSB wins first-ever Fort Stewart women's flag football title

    Nov 10, 2010

    Fort Stewart, Ga. - In the first-ever Fort Stewart Women's Flag Football Championship, the stifling 703rd Brigade Support Battalion Ham defense topped the 1-3 Brigade Troop Battalion Killer Katz, 14-12 at Bennett Sports Complex, Nov. 3.

  • Voice in the Wind featured at Stewart 0bservance

    Nov 10, 2010

    Fort Stewart, Ga. - In order to celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division hosted a National American Indian Observance Program at Marne Garden on Fort Stewart, Nov. 3.

  • FORSCOMAca,!a,,cs Army Ground Forces Band building is going up

    Nov 10, 2010

    The new building for the Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Army Ground Forces Band (AGFB) is coming along well. The pads upon which the building will rise have been laid and half of the "red iron" beams are already in place, with the other half due by the end of the week. All of the metal roof decking is expected to be installed by Thanksgiving if all goes as planned, according to Joe Wright, the project superintendent who works for Lifecycle Construction Services, the prime contract design-builder. Elsewhere on the construction site, underground utilities work proceeds for laying water and sewage lines. The band will move to Fort Bragg with Headquarters, Army Forces Command, the summer of 2011, in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • Soldier Show raises audience from seats in D.C.

    Nov 10, 2010

    When the "Soldier Show 27.0" opened in the sprint, the audience couldn't stay in their seats. Six months later, not much has changed except the location.

  • Bliss legal Soldiers hold first JAG Challenge

    Nov 10, 2010

    After sprinting three-eighths of a mile from the last station, you receive a piece of paper which reads, Aca,!A"Pvt. Jones purchased a washer and dryer set from Sears a year ago and his warranty is about to expire. Can he use his government-networked computer at work to go online to renew it'Aca,!A? If you read this somewhere other than this newspaper, you are: A. A military law professional B. A Soldier C. A participant in Fort BlissAca,!a,,c first JAG challenge on main post, Thursday. D. All of the above If you answered D, you are correct.

  • Bragg opens model Army Wellness Center

    Nov 10, 2010

    Chilly, misty weather didn't dampen the spirits of more than 150 people who attended the Nov. 5 opening of the Fort Bragg, N.C., Army Wellness Center.

  • FORSCOM civilian receives Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (Nov. 10, 2010)--Maj. Gen. (P) Howard B. Bromberg, special assistant to the FORSCOM commanding general, presented the Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certificate to Steven D. Sawicki, deputy director of FORSCOM's Continuous Process Improvement office. Sawicki is one of 43 Army personnel to earn the master black belt status. The courses offered during the Army's Lean Six Sigma training program consist of a series of workshops designed to certify participants at different levels of learning. Green Belt, Black Belt, and Master Black Belt workshops last about two to four weeks, and provide participants with the knowledge needed to complete Lean Six Sigma projects.

  • Depot participates in Gadsden Patriots Day

    Nov 10, 2010

    Anniston Army Depot took part in one of Etowah County's most prized traditions at the Gadsden Convention Hall Nov. 3. In its 36th year, the annual Patriots Day Program honored all Veterans and served to induct six men (one of them posthumously) into the 2010 Patriot's Hall of Honor.

  • FORSCOM civilian receives 'Master Black Belt' stutus

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (Nov. 10, 2010)--Maj. Gen. (P) Howard B. Bromberg, special assistant to the FORSCOM commanding general, presented the Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certificate to Steven D. Sawicki, deputy director of FORSCOM's Continuous Process Improvement office. Sawicki is one of 43 Army personnel to earn the master black belt status. The courses offered during the Army's Lean Six Sigma training program consist of a series of workshops designed to certify participants at different levels of learning. Green Belt, Black Belt, and Master Black Belt workshops last about two to four weeks, and provide participants with the knowledge needed to complete Lean Six Sigma projects.

  • Depot celebrates LMP go-live, Veterans Day

    Nov 10, 2010

    Team Anniston, it is with pride that I say we've taken huge steps over the last few weeks. Oct. 21 marked a moment in history here at the depot. We officially embraced a transformation that changed the way we do business. We launched a business process redesign that streamlines and standardizes logistic support activities and reporting into one system, the Logistics Modernization Program, or LMP. Gone are the days of Standard Depot System, or SDS.

  • A job well done can do more than save a life

    Nov 10, 2010

    Jonathan Hudgins knows his job here at Anniston Army Depot is important, just as he knows every job that affects equipment used by men and women in uniform around the world can be vital to the survival of those warfighters.

  • Depot planting ceremony demonstrates ACS support for Families

    Nov 10, 2010

    The depot's Army Community Service is putting down roots, literally, at their future location.

  • Depot slowly releasing orders in LMP

    Nov 10, 2010

    The release of production orders for the vehicle and small arms maintenance shops have been slow to go this fiscal year, but leaders in Anniston Army Depot's Nichols Industrial Complex said they expected this to occur with the recent deployment of the Army's Logistics Modernization Program.

  • Veterans Day, more than just a free meal

    Nov 10, 2010

    Veterans Day is about paying tribute and remembrance. It's about paying tribute to the Soldiers and Marines who battled tirelessly in places like Fallujah, Iraq, Afgahnistan, the battle of Ong Thanh in Vietnam or Operation Market Garden in World War II.

  • Veterans deserve praise on their day

    Nov 10, 2010

    It matters not in which era each veteran served, but rather that they did indeed serve. Weapons and tactics have changed throughout the years, but each era had men and women who would give their life (many died) defending justice and liberty. Veterans are bonded to each other through honor and dignity for having answered their nation's call.

  • NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan marks year of progress

    Nov 10, 2010

    The NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan commander said Tuesday that since the stan dup of his organization just a year ago, he believes progress has been made toward enabling Afghan National Security Forces to take the lead by Dec. 31, 2014.

  • ANAD works with local schools to prevent future drug use

    Nov 10, 2010

    Anniston Army Depot celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 25-29 with various programs in local schools, working with children to prevent future drug use.

  • Army civilian survey yields high response

    Nov 10, 2010

    For the first time in four years, the Army Civilian Attitude Survey, the Army's primary attitude and opinion poll of its workforce, has opened up to employees worldwide.

  • Combating Cold Korea

    Nov 10, 2010

  • Situation awareness improves with new system

    Nov 10, 2010

    A system developed for the National Guard Bureau that provides better situational awareness for commanders and Soldiers on the ground has been fielded and tested in all 54 U.S. states and territories.

  • LEMC Employee Shows Competitive Edge

    Nov 10, 2010

    There are lots of ways Army civilians working at ammunition depots can blow off steam after a long shift of handling explosives. Perhaps one of the more unique ways comes from Letterkenny Munitions Center's Anthony Snook who competes in arm wrestling competitions across the country.

  • Justin Bieber visits Fort Sam Houston school

    Nov 10, 2010

    Justin Bieber visits Fort Sam Houston school

  • Keeping the pumps going - BMETs turn to learn at METC

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- When a heart-lung bypass unit loses pressure during surgery - who does the surgeon call' The BMETs, of course.

  • Bliss Historical Association celebrates heroes and history

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- More than 500 people celebrated heroes and history at the annual Historical Association Veteran's Gala held at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center at East Fort Bliss, Nov. 5.

  • First METC grads make history

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- It might have been a small group of Airmen graduating at the Medical Education and Training Campus Nov. 4, but they made a huge historical impact as the first course to complete training at the billion-dollar joint training campus that opened in June.

  • Fort Sill's Resiliency Training Campus, Paving the Way for Prevention

    Nov 10, 2010

  • 418th MEDLOG Soldiers return home from year-long deployment

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Soldiers of the 418th Medical Logistics Company returned home to Fort Sam Houston Nov. 4 after a year-long deployment in Iraq.

  • Intern Honored as a Technology Rising Star

    Nov 10, 2010

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