Archive: Nov 2010

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  • Resiliency Training Campus, Paving the Way for Prevention

    Nov 10, 2010

  • West Point boxers connect with Detroit youth

    Nov 10, 2010

    Members of the Cadet Boxing Club made a big impression on Detroit Oct. 29-30. The team went to box in the Chuck Davey Boxing Classic at the Detroit Athletic Club Boxing event, an annual tournament for West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy. On Oct. 30, the Army team conducted a boxing clinic for inner-city children at the request of Robert A. Ficano, the Wayne County Chief Executive.

  • Fort Hood Internal Review final report (.pdf)

    Nov 10, 2010

    Fort Hood Internal Review final report (.pdf)

  • Army Family Covenant reaffirmed at West Point

    Nov 10, 2010

    The senior leadership of West Point stands in front of several Army Families prior to signing the Army Family Covenant before the Army Soldier Show Nov. 2 at Eisenhower Hall Theatre. The signing reaffirms the commitment made three years ago to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and Families.

  • Branch assignments revealed to West Point Class of 2011

    Nov 10, 2010

    Branch Night is huge event in the life of a West Point cadet. On Nov. 9, the Class of 2011 tore open the envelopes in unison, revealing the branch they will be serving after graduation.

  • Efforts of Anbar Coordination Cell support overall USD-C West mission

    Nov 10, 2010

    The Anbar Coordination Cell at Camp Ramadi, Iraq, supports effort by facilitating key engagements between Brig. Gen. Kenneth Tovo, United States Division - Center deputy commanding general-west, and Iraqi military leaders. In turn, this builds effective civil capacity to precipitate the development of Iraqi Security Forces and the political self-reliance of the Anbar provincial government.

  • Explore an engineering marvel while hiking through WWI tunnels

    Nov 10, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's been nearly a century since the War to End All Wars raged in Europe, but visitors can still marvel at one of its unique engineering achievements in the mountains north of the U.S. Army's Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. A,A High over the Pasubio Valley lies the Strada delle Gallerie, a narrow mountain trail that winds its way up Mount Pasubio passing through 52 tunnels along the way.

  • Warhorse Soldiers train for deployment

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Companies with 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment "Warhorse," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division conducted military operations on urban terrain (MOUT) at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. Nov.2.

  • Black Jack and NASCAR

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT WORTH, Texas- More than 200 Soldiers received free passes as part of the American Red Cross "Salute Our Troops" event. More than 200 hundred Soldiers took part, which included entry into the raceway, a pre-race concert and a chance to meet various NASCAR drivers.

  • Army launches new website for wounded warriors

    Nov 10, 2010

    The Army Warrior Transition Command launched a new website covering issues identified in feedback from wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans.

  • Walking to cure Alzheimer's

    Nov 10, 2010

    TEMPLE, Texas-Soldiers, family members, veterans and staff members walk around the Temple Veterans Hospital Park in support of Alzheimer's disease research during the Alzheimer's Memory Walk at the veterans' hospital in Temple, Texas Nov. 6. The event included a fundraiser, face painting and a raffle. The walk was sponsored by the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, Temple and the Alzheimer's Association.

  • Sustainer Six Sends - Veterans Day Message

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT KNOX, KY (Nov. 11, 2010) - Our Nation owes a great debt to its Veterans, whose service spans every decade, and continues every day of our country's existence. Through untold courage and sacrifice, America's Veterans have secured the liberty which the founding fathers sought to establish here in America.

  • Apple harvest: Sharing an age-old tradition in a German orchard and at a U.S. school

    Nov 10, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A long line of cars rolled slowly up the winding hill overlooking Wiesbaden-Breckenheim Oct. 31. Word had gotten out - Americans were invited to help pick apples.

  • Speeding to re-enlist

    Nov 10, 2010

    DALLAS, Texas - Spring Hill, Fla. native, Staff Sgt. Stephanie Brown, a military police officer assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, re-enlisted in Victory Lane at the Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas, Nov. 7, by her battalion commander, Lt. Col. Stephen Dawson.

  • 2010 Veterans Day Tri-signed Letter

    Nov 10, 2010

    2010 Veterans Day Tri-signed letter

  • 2010 Veterans Day Tri-signed Letter

    Nov 10, 2010

    2010 Veterans Day Tri-signed Letter

  • Soldiers Collide in Combat Cross Country

    Nov 10, 2010

    Struggling through five kilometers of grueling terrain, soldiers from across Germany competed in the Annual U.S. Forces Europe Combat Cross Country Championship at USAG Hohenfels on Oct. 7 2010.

  • Fort A.P. Hill's Veterans Day Observance

    Nov 10, 2010

    "America is and always has been the first nation to stand up for the freedom of people around the world."

  • Kandahar farmers thrive as pomegranates export to international market

    Nov 10, 2010

  • Djiboutian Red Crescent Society volunteers learn to build superadobe structures

    Nov 10, 2010

    The Djiboutian Red Crescent Society (DRCS) held a two-day Superadobe Training Seminar in partnership with a team from the U.S. Army 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, Charlie Company, October 28, 2010.

  • Veteran's service one for the records

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For nearly 60 years, Hugh Brown has seen thousands of Soldiers pass through Moncrief Army Community Hospital.

  • Who's your caddy': One of Fort Jackson's first black caddies recalls days on post

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Oscar Shaw has witnessed many changes at Fort Jackson since he first set foot on the installation in the late 1940s. The changes that have particularly caught the eye of the former Soldier are those made to the installation's golf courses.

  • Quilters honor fallen Soldiers

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- While some South Carolina residents were eating fried Snicker bars, drinking freshly squeezed lemonade, and trying to keep it all down while enjoying the rides at this year's State Fair, one Fort Jackson Soldier was putting her craftsmanship to the test by competing for top prize in the fair's quilting competition.

  • Keeping faith: Sikh Soldier graduates basic training

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When Spc. Simranpreet Lamba steps onto Hilton Field today for his graduation from Basic Combat Training, he will recite the same Soldiers' Creed as his fellow graduates, but instead of a beret, he will wear a turban with his uniform; and his face is distinctive by the beard he sports.

  • C Co. guards COP Penich

    Nov 10, 2010

    tower guard shift at Combat Outpost Penich in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province Nov. 3.

  • TF Currahee conducts largest combined U.S., Afghan air assault so far

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE ORGUN-E, Afghanistan - The autumn air was cold during the early morning hours as more than 250 U.S. and Afghan National Army soldiers, each with more than 120 pounds of equipment on their backs, awaited the helicopters for their air assault into an area known for harbouring anti-coalition militants.

  • Crystal Clear: Family events no fun without families

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- After church Sunday, my family and I enjoyed one of the largest meals we've had in a while; warm buttermilk biscuits, sausage gravy, three-egg omelet and hash browns. Not to mention the roast beef, fried chicken, cornbread dressing, rice pilaf and warm apple crisp. Before you marvel at the hard work and dedication I put into the meal, don't; I didn't cook a single thing. And, it was free.

  • Go Army, beat Navy!: Army, Navy face off at post's first games

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Just as interservice rivalry is at its peak during the annual Army-Navy Football Game, that competitive spirit was in full display at Fort Jackson Saturday during a series of sporting events that pitted Soldiers, Sailors and Marines against each other.

  • TF Iron conducts air assault to stop insurgent attacks

    Nov 10, 2010

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Task Force Iron Rakkasans continue thwart insurgent activities as three platoons took part in an air assault operation into Shamshay Village, Andar District, here Oct. 29.

  • Shop keeps communications open

    Nov 10, 2010

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - From the thick of the battlefield to the comforts of garrison life, communication between Soldiers is key to army life. It is up to Task Force Bastogne's Headquarters and Headquarters Company communication shop - also known as S6 - to repair and maintain communications equipment and provide expert advice to her battalions in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province.

  • Advise and Assist Brigade trains on big guns while deployed

    Nov 10, 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.

  • Fire officials present poster, essay awards

    Nov 10, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Timothy Johnson, fire prevention chief for U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud's Directorate of Emergency Services, hands out awards to winners of the fire prevention week essay and poster contest Oct. 29 at Casey Elementary School.

  • Public Works teaches students to pull plug on energy waste

    Nov 10, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Do you leave the tap turned on while brushing your teeth or while taking a shower every morning' If so, Dewey McLean, energy manager for U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud's Directorate of Public Works, wants to break you of that bad habit and he has a plan to do it. He's talking to children.

  • Army, local first responders exercise terrorist drills

    Nov 10, 2010

    YANGJU, South Korea - Two silhouetted figures stood perched atop the MBC television building here. Within seconds the Korean National Police Special Duty Team members swooped 10 floors to the ground and took positions giving them an unobstructed view of the terrorists and hostages inside.

  • Game On: US Forces in Iraq upgrade youth center

    Nov 10, 2010

    The Karbala Provincial Reconstruction Team, assisted by Troop A, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, celebrated the completion of a renovation project on the Husayniyah Youth Center.

  • Strategic planning: Garrison charts future improvements, savings

    Nov 10, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Some 90 visionaries gathered at Wiesbaden's Community Activity Center Oct. 27-28 to plan strategically for the future.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Nov 10, 2010

  • Afghan Commandos, villagers find peace in Kandahar

    Nov 10, 2010

    Afghan Commandos from 3rd Commando Kandak, and U.S. Special Forces Soldiers from Special Operations Task Force - South, find a peaceful village during an operation to disrupt Taliban supply lines in Arghistan District of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 7, 2010.

  • Veterans mark 60th anniversary of legendary reservoir battle

    Nov 10, 2010

    SEOUL - More than 250 veterans gathered here Nov. 10 to mark the 60th anniversary of the pivotal Jangjin "Chosin" Reservoir battle where U.S. Soldiers and Marines defeated a much larger enemy force during a strategic retreat through bitterly cold and fiercely contested mountainous terrain.

  • USACE contracts with veteran-owned businesses, help lead nation toward renewed prosperity

    Oct 14, 2011

    Government programs and incentives can make going into business lucrative for veterans.

  • Native Americans part of Army history

    Oct 23, 2012

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- If you are interested in some genuine American history, this is the month to delve into it. During the entire month of November, we are recognizing the historical contributions of the original people of our land, Native Americans.

  • Native American lunch set for next week

    Oct 23, 2012

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Jackson community will celebrate Native American Indian Heritage Month with food and entertainment from 11:30 to 1 p.m., Nov. 18 at the Officers' Club

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian army kick off Yudh Abhyas 2010 field training exercise

    Nov 9, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army joined forces here Nov. 8 to kick off the field training exercise portion of Yudh Abhyas 2010 at Forward Operating Base Sparta. They practiced troop leading procedures to ensure efforts between the two armies would be synchronized in preparation for a zone reconnaissance mission scheduled for the afternoon. "We trained on anything that we thought we might come across during the mission. That way we are all in sync and can react to anything and make sure that everyone is on the same page," said Staff Sgt. Juan Rangel, senior scout for Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

  • Yudh Abhyas 2010 hits the range for Javelin live-fire

    Nov 9, 2010

    Soldiers assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, teamed up with soldiers from the Indian army for a day of training and cultural exchange here Nov. 8. The U.S. Army Alaska event was part of Yudh Abhyas 2010, an annual bilateral training exercise. Surrounded by the snow capped mountains of the Alaskan Range, Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st SBCT, 25th ID, and the Indian Army's 62nd Infantry and 5th Parachute Regiment Brigade participated in a number of tactical training exercises culminating in a Javelin anti-tank missile live-fire.

  • Medal of Honor recipient assists in fight against 'epidemic'

    Nov 9, 2010

    Walking up on stage, retired Marine Col. Jay Vargas gently takes hold of Old Glory and gives her a kiss. He has earned that right.

  • FORSCOM and USARC Forward personnel get their H1N1 and seasonal flu shots

    Nov 9, 2010

    Soldiers and civilians assigned to the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) Forward at Fort Bragg took preventive steps to protect themselves from seasonal and H1N1 influenza viruses. Medics from the Womack Family Medicine Residency Clinic vaccinated FORSCOM and USARC personnel in order to reduce the chances of their falling ill as they set the conditions for the seamless transition of FORSCOM and USARC operations from Fort McPherson, Ga., to Fort Bragg, N.C. The move is in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation, which directed their current home, Fort McPherson to close not later than Sept. 15, 2011.

  • Annual seminar draws career counselors from around globe

    Nov 9, 2010

    Retention counselors from around the globe attended the training seminar, coming from every Army command, division and corps from the Active and Reserve components and National Guard. Along with the core briefings that affected the overall retention program, the different components and command levels all had specific sessions to address issues within their communities.

  • Last living Ivy Div. recipient dies

    Nov 9, 2010

    Retired 1st Sgt. David H. McNerney, a 4th Infantry Division Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Oct. 10 at the age of 79, after a nine-month battle with lung cancer.

  • Operation Victory Sweep saves Army millions of dollars

    Nov 9, 2010

    In an effort to save millions of taxpayer dollars, the 1st Infantry Division initiated Operation Victory Sweep in Basra Nov. 1.

  • Fort Hood, Army review lessons learned from shooting

    Nov 9, 2010

    Just days after ceremonies marking the one-year anniversary of the Nov. 5 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, the Army released an internal review citing 79 recommendations to improve security Army-wide.

  • Fort Hood report outlines ways for Army to improve security response

    Nov 9, 2010

    The Army must establish a policy for contract security guards in an "active shooter scenario," according to one of 79 recommendations in a 120-page report just released that reviews Army force-protection and emergency-response programs after the shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, one year ago.

  • Army Sustainment Command Soldiers visit school

    Nov 9, 2010

    Army Sustainment Command Soldiers visit school.

  • ARSOUTH, Brazilian partners strengthen relationship during Army Ten Miler

    Nov 9, 2010

    U.S. Army South soldiers joined their Brazilian army brethren and 30,000 other runners from around the world here Oct. 24 to compete in the U.S. Army's premiere running event, the 26th Annual Army Ten-Miler.

  • U.S. Army Veterans

    Nov 9, 2010

    The United States Army honors and remembers its veterans in many ways year-round.

  • 8 'Lone Sentinals' re-up at Garden of Gods

    Nov 9, 2010

    The 759th Military Police Battalion held a re-enlistment ceremony for eight Soldiers at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Oct. 27.

  • Poem honors veteran's service

    Nov 9, 2010

    Once buried in the past, a mother's love found new life recently when a retired Fort Carson Soldier rediscovered poetry his mother wrote for his older brother, fighting with the 2nd Ranger battalion in World War II. Herbert Crisp served in his own war, in Vietnam, but his brother, Ketchell Crisp, was the first to go following Pearl Harbor. Although not much given to outward signs of affection, the family worried about his safety.

  • 2nd Transportation Company's colors fly again on American soil

    Nov 9, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Although the Soldiers from the 2nd Transportation Company returned from their yearlong deployment to Iraq on Sept. 20, the company was missing a key piece of its identity until Tuesday morning. The missing piece, its company guidon, was cased prior to the unit's return to Fort Irwin and the National Training Center and wasn't uncased until Tuesday morning when Capt. Jason Johnson and 1st Sgt. Bradley Schemmel pulled the cover off the colors as guidon bearer Spc. Huan Tran stoically watched in front of family and friends gathered for the ceremony.

  • 4th BCT Soldiers earn EIBs

    Nov 9, 2010

    Seventy-three Soldiers with the 1st and 2nd Battalions, 12th Infantry Regiment, and 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were awarded Expert Infantryman Badges at a ceremony held in Ironhorse Park Oct. 22. Originally, 749 Soldiers were identified as eligible candidates for the prestigious badge. This number was reduced to 503 upon completion of qualifying expert with the M4 carbine or M16 rifle.

  • Harford Community College honors local military contributions

    Jun 1, 2011

    America must never forget its veterans' contributions to the nation's security, speakers told about 75 students, faculty, residents and service members Nov. 8 at Harford Community College's first Military Appreciation Day.

  • Worley honors military families with concert

    Nov 9, 2010

    Darryl Worley's "God & Country Tour" came to Fort Carson, Colo., Oct. 30, to pay tribute to military families with a free concert. The "God & Country Tour" is a country music tribute to the military and their families, and Fort Carson was the fourth stop of seven U.S. military installations.

  • 43rd SB FRG holds forum

    Nov 9, 2010

    Thirty-five Family readiness group teams attended a two-day FRG professional development event hosted by the 43rd Sustainment Brigade at the El Pomar Penrose House Oct. 21-22. Several 4th Infantry Division unit FRG leaders, members and Family readiness support assistants participated in the event.

  • Anti-drug campaign targets post community

    Nov 9, 2010

    The annual Red Ribbon Week campaign kicked off Oct. 25 across the nation, and Fort Carson joined in the effort to educate the community about the hazards of drug and alcohol use. The campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation. Red Ribbon Week was established in 1988 to commemorate Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who died while investigating a drug-trafficking case.

  • Award hails law enforcement cooperation

    Nov 9, 2010

    The Fort Carson Directorate of Emergency Services, along with Colorado Springs Police Department and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, picked up a military cooperation award Oct. 24 at a law enforcement conference in Orlando, Fla.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Brussels MP named Benelux Soldier of the Quarter

    Nov 9, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison Brussels Military Police Soldier Spc. Kevin S. Belanger has been named Benelux Soldier of the Quarter following a three-day competition. For Belanger the win was the latest achievement in a life spent trying to be a better person and Soldier each day. Belanger was born in Haverhill, Mass. but grew up in Plaistow, N.H. Following high school he tried to make it as a musician playing drums in a band called "The Morning Sky." His music career didn't work out but there was something else he'd always wanted to do--become a police officer.

  • Partner Nation Liaison Officers Assigned to SOUTHCOM Visit U.S. Army South

    Nov 9, 2010

    A delegation of Foreign Liaison Officers assigned to U.S. Southern Command visited U.S. Army South for a series of briefings and tour of the command.

  • Stallion Families visit live tank gunnery

    Nov 9, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Troopers and leaders of 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hosted Stallion families at a tank gunnery exercises during Family Day, here, Nov. 5.

  • NTC prepares 1st Cav scouts for upcoming deployment

    Nov 9, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Greywolf troopers incorporated aspects of a rescue mission, Nov. 1, at the National Training Center, on Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • AUSA exposition visitors learn firsthand of Army South's partner-nation army relationships

    Nov 9, 2010

    U.S. Army South relied heavily on its three foreign liaison officers who played key roles at the Army South booth to effectively convey to visitors that much of its strength is drawn from effective partnerships with armies in an area of focus that includes Central and South America and the Caribbean. Rather than simply hearing about Army South's partnerships with partner-nation armies, visitors at the booth were able to experience it firsthand.

  • Medical trauma training at NTC

    Nov 9, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Soldiers from 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, held a mass casualty evacuation exercise on Nov. 2, at the National Training Center, here.

  • Coalition partners help prep IBCT for Afghanistan

    Nov 9, 2010

    Troops from eight coalition nations and all four U.S. armed services joined Soldiers from the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team recently to train them for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Ft. Hood's "Run To Remember"

    Nov 9, 2010

    Photos from Ft. Hood's Run to Remember, Nov. 6.

  • Fire mission from NTC

    Nov 9, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - For the first time since 2008, Steel Dragons are making an impact on the National Training Center.

  • Training proficiency, one tube at a time

    Nov 9, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq Soldiers assigned to the Iraqi Army's 6th Brigade, 3rd Division, are trained by Soldiers of the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, to help them become more proficient in their mortar skills on Nov. 8.

  • Artillerymen train for a dismounted fight

    Nov 9, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Although shooting rounds at targets dozens of kilometers away might be their primary occupation, the war has put a new emphasis on having a well-rounded artillerymen.

  • Family Matters Blog: General's Wife Creates 'Virtual Installations'

    Nov 9, 2010

  • Sustainer building guitar for veterans

    Nov 9, 2010

    For the past 19 years, Capt. Chad Ryg of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) has considered playing the guitar to be one of his favorite pastimes. Ryg, a Billings, Mont., native and 3d ESC maintenance officer, began playing the guitar in high school and found it to be fun and as he said jokingly, "a cool way to pick up girls at the time." But what Ryg didn't know was that what he considered fun, could also be therapeutic to others.

  • US Forces-Iraq leaders address troops on Camp Taji

    Nov 9, 2010

    Senior leaders from U.S. Forces-Iraq visited Camp Taji, Iraq, Nov. 9, to speak with Soldiers serving with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. The brigade deployed this March from Fort Riley, Kan., and is the only aviation brigade supporting Operation New Dawn. The U.S. Forces-Iraq leaders spoke with several Soldiers from around the brigade, and presented awards in a ceremony at the brigade's headquarters.

  • U.S. forces transfer border outpost to Iraqis

    Nov 9, 2010

    After nearly two-and-a-half years of operations at the border, the U. S. officially transferred Al Tib, also known as Chalat, and all its properties to the Government of Iraq Oct. 28, enabling the Iraqi Security Forces to continue border protection for the Iraqi people.

  • 702nd EOD Soldier breaks world record 1-mile run in 80-pd. bomb suit

    Nov 9, 2010

    A team leader with the 702nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade has set a new world record for his one-mile bomb suit run, which was completed in 8 minutes, 42 seconds here Oct. 30.

  • Learning in comfort: Cav troopers help Iraqi school receive new classrooms

    Nov 9, 2010

    Only blocks away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Diwaniyah, the excited shouts of hundreds of little girls reciting their daily lessons could be heard above the noises of the nearby city streets. Unbeknownst to the students this day, a special gift would be unveiled making their learning experiences a little more comfortable.

  • Sgt. Major of the Army speaks at 21st TSC wreath laying, retreat ceremony

    Nov 9, 2010

    The Soldiers and Civilians of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command welcomed a special guest Nov. 4 as they paid tribute to the 21st TSC's fallen warriors with a wreath laying and retreat ceremony on Panzer Kaserne here.

  • Gates hopes Taliban assume U.S. will leave Afghanistan

    Nov 9, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today that he hopes the Taliban think July of next year is an end date for U.S. and NATO operations in Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Forces Korea recognizes civilian employees

    Nov 9, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The senior U.S. commander in South Korea presented awards to 2010 U.S. Forces Korea Civilian Employees of the Year at a ceremony here Nov. 5.

  • 8th U.S. Army Commanding General

    Nov 9, 2010

  • Eighth Army holds change of command ceremony

    Nov 9, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The U.S. Army's top warfighting command in South Korea held a change of command ceremony here Nov. 9.

  • Army advisor helps Maysan crops grow one drip at a time

    Nov 9, 2010

    The Maysan Provincial Reconstruction Team, with the help of Laythe Salem, economic and agricultural advisor, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, held an agricultural seminar for 20 local farmers in Maysan Province, Iraq.

  • Eighth Army Band celebrates 60th anniversary

    Nov 9, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - "The show must go on" is the motto of the Eighth Army Band and it has gone on for 60 years.

  • Navajo Soldier inspired to serve by 'code talker' grandfather

    Oct 23, 2012

    For Pfc. Chelsea Draper, now serving with a forward support company in southern Iraq, joining the military followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, a Navajo code talker.

  • Indian soldiers experience Alaskan environment, American culture

    Nov 8, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army got a break from working operations of combined exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010 to experience a day of Alaskan and American culture. The cultural event included visits to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and the Byron Glacier at Portage Glacier, Alaska, Nov. 7. "It was a great event. We all got to have fun going out and exploring Alaska with nothing military related, aside from everyone being in the military," said Pfc. Adam Van Raalten, infantryman, Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. "It's a new experience seeing what people from another country are like and this gave us a great opportunity to do so."

  • The Rapport Program

    Nov 8, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Rapport program is mandatory online basic language and cultural awareness training in Dari and Pashto for all servicemembers and civilians deploying to Afghanistan according to USFOR-A FRAGO 10-371. Iraqi Rapport is mandatory for Soldiers deploying to Iraq. All three languages were made available Oct. 1, 2010 via the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) portal, while Rapport is accessible to all Services via the Joint Language University website.

  • Former brigade commander remembers December 1985 tragedy

    Nov 8, 2010

    On Dec. 12, 1985, Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division lost 248 Soldiers to one of the worst air disasters in military history.

  • Secretary of the Army, CSA honor Fort Hood medical staff

    Nov 8, 2010

    On the one-year anniversary of the Fort Hood shooting, medical personnel were recognized by the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army for saving many lives.

  • Children celebrate CDC dedication

    Nov 8, 2010

    After a full year of operation, the Child Development Center at 3301 Indiana Ave. finally received a name in a dedication ceremony October 29. Families and leaders alike attended the grand opening of the Billy C. Colwell, Sr. Child Development Center. Colwell retired from Fort Campbell in 1979 as a first sergeant, but continued to work in the community to better relations with Fort Campbell.

  • Dead, wounded remembered at ceremony, families continue to heal

    Nov 8, 2010

    One year ago, Fort Hood mourned the loss of 12 Soldiers and one civilian lost Nov. 5, 2009, during a mass shooting at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center. Last week, the post marked the one-year anniversary of the worst shooting on a U.S. military installation with a remembrance ceremony.

  • ICEOMC supports, eases transitions for military children in local schools

    Nov 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Since June 2009, Hawaii joined the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, or ICEOMC, and continues this agreement to support the needs of military families.

  • Veterans Day parades, events scheduled

    Nov 8, 2010

    Veterans Day, the annual American holiday honoring military veterans, is observed Nov. 11, the anniversary of the end of World War I's major hostilities. Following are scheduled events.

  • USAG-HI aims to promote recycling, conservation

    Nov 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - America Recycles Day is Nov. 15, and all U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Soldiers, residents, civilians and supported units are encouraged to drop off their recyclables at the Kaena Community Center, here, from 9-2 p.m.

  • DPW releases important information about drinking water on post

    Nov 8, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The Environmental Division, Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, through the Preventive Medicine Activity at Tripler Army Medical Center, routinely monitors Aliamanu Military Reservation, Fort Shafter, Schofield Barracks and TAMC water systems for bacteriological quality of drinking water.

  • Hawaii District Court rules on Makua Military Reservation

    Nov 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Hawaii District Court released its ruling on cross motions for summary judgment in the case of Malama Makua versus Robert Gates, secretary of defense et al, Oct. 27.

  • Commentary: Veterans Affairs aims to reach out to local heroes

    Nov 8, 2010

    HONOLULU - Literally hundreds of veterans' organizations are available here, and nearly all of them participate in the parades and observances at various landmarks, towns and military bases to salute all service veterans on this unique and special day.

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