Archive: Dec 2010

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  • Christmas Eve Road March Draws More than 300 to Salute Deployed Troops

    Dec 24, 2010

    More than 320 Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, veterans and military family members and friends took part in the annual Christmas Eve Road March held Friday, Dec. 24 at the New York State Armory here. It was the largest turnout since Sgt 1st Class Arthur Coon, the New York Army National Guard recruiter here, organized the first march in 2003. The walk from the Army National Guard Armory to Warren County Airport and back is a way for the local community to say thank you to soldiers spending their holidays overseas.

  • Commando squad leaders: separated by age, united by country

    Dec 24, 2010

    Born just 30 miles from each other but separated by more than 17 years, Afghan National Army Commando squad leaders, Sgt. Diatullah and Sgt. Ibrahim, have become close friends. Today they lead a squad of commandos helping secure Afghanistan's Kandahar province.

  • International bomb-squad detonates explosives, protects Afghanistan

    Dec 24, 2010

    Creating large explosions is a regular part of the job for the 466th Air Expeditionary Group, EOD Flight and their international partners on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. They destroy roadside bombs, unexploded munitions and anything else that could be a danger to servicemembers or the local population.

  • Lifeliners conduct 'Big Drop II'

    Dec 24, 2010

    101st Sustainment Brigade and Unit Ministry Team team up for special Christmas aerial delivery mission.

  • Army Chief of Staff Visits Third Army

    Dec 24, 2010

    The Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. visited Third Army Servicemembers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait Dec. 24.

  • "Wagonmasters" join Team Bliss

    Dec 23, 2010

    FORT BLISS, Texas - 15th Sustainment Brigade "Wagonmasters" officially joined Team Bliss as the brigade colors were uncased during an Uncasing Ceremony on Noel Field here Dec 8.

  • CSA visits 43rd Sustainment Brigade in Afghanistan

    Dec 23, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visits Soldiers of the 43rd Sustainment Brigade at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 23.

  • New MEDEVAC helicopters take flight in Iraq

    Dec 23, 2010

    The Army's newest medevac helicopter is seeing action for the first time in Iraq while serving as a test bed with a Vermont National Guard aviation company.

  • Technicians repair, upgrade cryptographic keys

    Dec 23, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Technicians here are screening and upgrading new cryptographic devices that are replacing several older devices.

  • O Christmas tree

    Dec 23, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - About 300 people attended the depot tree lighting ceremony and Child and Youth Services holiday party.

  • CSA visits Kandahar Airfield medical facility

    Dec 23, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., visited the Multi-National Medical Unit on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 23. He spoke with personnel throughout the hospital and presented them with coins.

  • Small post with big achievement

    Dec 23, 2010

    "Given our inherently dangerous activities associated with manufacturing, we should all be pleased by our collective efforts to reduce our lost time rate by 58 percent from the AMC stated goal," Colonel Mark F. Migaleddi said.

  • CSA visits medical center at Kandahar

    Dec 23, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 23.

  • US, NATO not planning ground ops in Pakistan, officials say

    Dec 23, 2010

    Neither the United States nor NATO forces are planning to conduct ground operations in Pakistan, Pentagon and International Security Assistance Force officials said today.

  • Soldier, family sends care packages to troops in remote locations

    Dec 23, 2010

  • Third Army revolutionizes the R&R process

    Dec 23, 2010

    Third Army revolutionizes the R&R process

  • Army chief of staff receives 'Order of the Rising Sun' decoration during Japan visit

    Dec 23, 2010

    The Army's chief of staff was presented with one of Japan's most distinguished decorations during a visit to Camp Ichigaya, the headquarters of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

  • CSA presents Rakkasan Soldier with Silver Star for combat heroism

    Oct 14, 2011

    In a ceremony held at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Dec. 23, Spc. Nicholas Robinson, M-240B machine-gunner with Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), was presented the medal by Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army Chief of Staff.

  • Long Knife medics train Iraqi federal police

    Dec 22, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq- As the U.S. Army's commitment to advising, training and assisting Iraqi Security Forces is underway, training takes many forms for Soldiers in the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Cavalry Soldiers observe Advent in Iraq

    Dec 22, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq- Soldiers from many different backgrounds and cultures come together to serve in the Army, and one of the times each year where their traditions are most evident is during the Christmas season.

  • Strengthening marriage bonds

    Dec 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The Army lifestyle is not an easy one for a marriage to endure. Time away from home due to deployments or training missions often leaves a strain on a relationship that can be hard to cure.

  • Special delivery from Leon County

    Dec 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-While Santa Clause is up at the North Pole packing his sleigh and the elves are preparing the reindeer for this year's Christmas voyage another merry team from a warmer part of the world is gearing up to take a similar trek through Central Texas; only smaller and without Rudolph leading the way.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits with 2nd ID Soldiers and Families

    Dec 22, 2010

    Gen. George Casey visits with 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers and Families during a visit to Camp Casey, Republic of Korea.

  • Gen. Casey tours first DoDDS school north of Seoul, Republic of Korea

    Dec 22, 2010

    Gen. George Casey, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, visited Camp Casey, Republic of Korea, where he toured the new Casey Elementary School. The Casey School is the first Department of Defense Dependents School to open in the previously dependent-restricted Area I, north of Seoul.

  • Climbing wall new attraction at Craig Gym

    Dec 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Craig Fitness Center now has climbing walls. The project, completed Dec. 13, includes a belay-wall that can support eight climbers simultaneously and a bouldering wall.

  • Fort Riley first in KC district to get LEED certification

    Dec 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Fort Riley is the first installation in the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's guidelines, said Jonathan Petry, senior architect with the Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • President signs repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy

    May 31, 2011

    President Barack Obama today signed the bill to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on gays in the military.

  • Fort Riley Families honor deployed loved ones with luminary ceremony

    Dec 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Families and friends of deployed Soldiers gathered together to honor those Soldiers during a luminary event. About 250 people attended the inaugural Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Candle Lighting Ceremony Dec. 17 at Riley's Conference Center.

  • The counting is not over

    Dec 22, 2010

    This blood drive turned out to be one of the largest held on Fort Hood in the last three years. The 36th Engineer Brigade (Rugged) is one of the busiest and most deployed units on Fort Hood. The brigade sends groups of Soldiers overseas both as complete units and as supplements to other force packages. At present, the commander, Colonel Kent Savre is deployed to Iraq.

  • Fort Riley program offers Soldiers safe ride home

    Dec 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - After last call at the bars in Aggieville in Manhattan, Soldiers can head to the bus parked at the gas station at 12th and Moro streets, where a driver will collect $2.50 or punch their card that guarantees them a ride back to post, where they will safely return to their beds. The Riley Ride program started in June 2008 as a way to keep Soldiers and others on the road safe after a night of drinking.

  • Military History Detachment Receives Awards

    Dec 22, 2010

    The 305th Military History Detachment is pre-sented with the Meritorious Unit Citation and Reserve Officer As-sociation Outstanding U.S. Army Reserve Small Unit Award dur-ing Family Day here Dec. 18. The 305th MHD is a subordinate unit of the 316th ESC which has deployed to multiple combat zones. The 305th MHD also received the Reserve Officer Association Outstanding U.S. Army Reserve Small Unit Award to recognize for their outstanding service throughout the years. The unit is also recognized for their deployment to Afghanistan from 2006 thru 2008 for producing the first historical documentation of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2009 and 2010 the 305th MHD was asked by the White House history association to produce historical docu-ments about the White House Transportation Agency. Military history detachments are small units within the Army Reserve

  • Fort Hood blood donor inducted into Donation Hall of Fame

    Dec 22, 2010

    Ronald Decker, a Robertson Blood Center donor and volunteer was inducted into the Donation Hall of Fame. This award, sponsored by a leading healthcare company focused on the development and marketing of products and services for the transfusion medicine industry, recognizes individuals nationwide who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to blood donation.

  • 'Tis the season: Soldiers, Families celebrate together

    Dec 22, 2010

    Soldiers of the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command gather with Family at the T/Sgt. Vernon T. McGarity United States Army Reserve Cen-ter Dec. 18 for a holiday celebration. Ac-tivities were provided for children, and Soldiers and Family members enjoyed a luncheon after the unit's awards presenta-tions. Soldiers were recognized for out-standing performance during their re-quired two-week annual training held this year at Fort McCoy, Wis.

  • Local Army Reserve Soldiers Send Christmas Wishes to veterans

    Dec 22, 2010

    Local Army Reserve Soldiers from the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command took time to spread holiday cheer to those who had served before them. Soldiers visited H.J. Heinz III Veterans Administration Pro-gressive Care Center, handing out gift bags, Christmas cards made by local elementary students, t-shirts and hats to local veterans Dec. 16. This is the seventh year in a row that Army Reserve Soldiers have visited local VA facilities.

  • Dozens Turn Out at Warrior Transition Unit Blood Drive

    Dec 22, 2010

    Staff Sgt. April Martinez knows a good deal when she sees it. The young non-commissioned officer works hard at Fort Hood to ensure her brothers and sisters in the military get the best deal possible when they are injured or hurt. As a cadre member at one of the Army's largest Warrior Transition Units she organized a series of blood drives to fulfill a dual purpose-save the lives of the troops on the battlefields in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as those recovering at home.

  • Qualified for excellence

    Dec 22, 2010

    Standards, qualifications and inspections are part of life for the military, and the Armed Services Blood Program donor centers are no different. The capstone inspection is the AABB's (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks) assessment, and the Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood, Texas is proud to say that it has earned the AABB certification!

  • Army's All-American Bowl to showcase family's love of football

    Dec 22, 2010

    The U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the longest-running active high school all-American game, will showcase 90 athletes in an East-West matchup at San Antonio's Alamodome in Texas on Jan. 8.

  • The Eggnog Riot

    Dec 22, 2010

  • TACOM to begin M113 refurbishments for Iraq

    Dec 22, 2010

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command recently facilitated a Foreign Military Sales case to the government of Iraq for the procurement and refurbishment of 586 M113A2 Armored Personnel Carriers and 21 M88A1 Medium Recovery Vehicles.

  • Unit and family team up!

    Dec 22, 2010

    Specs. Erin Jones and William Jones of Portland, Ore., have quite a bit in common. In addition to serving together in A company, 21st Combat Support Hospital at Fort Hood, Texas, both medics know the value of donating blood. Which is why the couple worked together to sponsor an Armed Services Blood Drive at their company on Nov. 9, 2010.

  • Army wife helps vets with 'Open Arms'

    Dec 22, 2010

    Dedie Davis, the founder and president of Operation Open Arms, a non-profit organization devoted to providing food and supplies to homeless veterans and veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, explained her passion for charitable work is fueled by her personal experiences.

  • Industrial Engineering Technician earns Green Belt

    Dec 22, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Jennifer Condrad, industrial engineering technician, earned a Green Belt certificate based on the results of a Six Sigma project.

  • New York State Military Museum Puts Information on 360,000 Civil War Soldiers Online

    Dec 22, 2010

    As the Nation prepares to observe the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the New York State Military History Museum and Veterans Research Center is making capsule histories of 360,000 New York Civil War Soldiers available online. The entire roster of New Yorkers who served during the Civil War Years, 1861-1865, is now available online, as well as the five annual reports issued by the Bureau of Military Statistics from 1864 to 1868 that chronicle the accomplishments of New Yorkers in battle.

  • New York Army National Guard Team Honors 10,427 Veterans At Funerals in 2010

    Dec 22, 2010

    The New York Army National Guard's 130 Honor Guard members helped more than 10,000 families bid a dignified farewell to their veterans at funerals held across the state in 2010. The ten New York Military Forces Honor Guard offices from Long Island to Buffalo performed military honors at an average of 900 funerals each month, said Donald E. Roy, the director of the Honor Guard Program.

  • Casey visits Camp Zama

    Dec 22, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visits Soldiers and their families at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • SMA hosts final 'Hope and Freedom' Tour

    Dec 22, 2010

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston kicked off his seventh and final United Service Organizations' Hope and Freedom Tour at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 17.

  • John's room is better than coming home

    Dec 22, 2010

    The Capt. John J. McKenna Military Courtesy Room was established at the Albany International Airport by Albany County Sheriff Douglas Buzzard and John's father, John J. McKenna III, in April 2010. Buzzard is also the head of airport security for the Albany International Airport. Similar to what the USO has established at larger airports, this room was created to provide comfort to traveling servicemen and women

  • Of all the splendor of what might have been

    Dec 22, 2010

    By 1995, there was a heated race by at least four defense contractors to design, develop, and test a new lightweight artillery system and the Watervliet Arsenal was in the thick of it thanks to the unique capabilities that reside at this post. An experimental howitzer that was developed and tested as part of this race is being donated by General Dynamics to the Arsenal museum.

  • Technician earns Green Belt

    Dec 22, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - George Friberg, industrial engineering technician, earned a Green Belt certificate based on the results of a Six Sigma project.

  • Arsenal Operations Director says it's a 'wrap'

    Dec 22, 2010

    The Watervliet Arsenal has coordinated with a local media company by the name of Media Stream to develop a series of marketing videos for the Arsenal. A total of four videos will be developed to help tell the Arsenal story to internal and external audiences.

  • Deployed troops get break with USO, holiday programs

    Dec 22, 2010

    Thousands of troops deployed overseas away from their families this Christmas can at least look forward to USO entertainment and special holiday meals.

  • USASAC facilitates delivery of Bell 407 helicopters to Iraq

    Dec 22, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command recently facilitated the Foreign Military Sale of three Bell 407 training helicopters to the Government of Iraq.

  • Drum Hike - A Soldier's hike for heroes

    Jun 2, 2011

    Troy Yocum is walking 7,000 miles across the nation, to raise $5 million for veterans and their families, who are in need.

  • USASAC leadership visits PEO Soldier

    Dec 22, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Several senior leaders from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command visited the Program Executive Office Soldier Dec. 20.

  • Afghan Commandos, Border Police secure explosives in joint Kandahar clearing operation

    Dec 22, 2010

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Afghan National Army Commandos and Afghan Border Police destroyed more than 2,000 pounds of homemade explosives and cleared 10 improvised explosive devices in Kandahar province's Zhari District during a two-day operation which ended Dec. 20. The ABP and Commandos from the ANA's 3rd Commando Kandak, partnered with Soldiers from Special Operations Task Force - South, also destroyed two IED-making facilities. "This type of operation not only provides constant pressure on the insurgents' freedom to maneuver," said Lt. Col. Mike Sullivan, SOTF-South operations officer, "it displays to the local population caught in the middle that the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and its coalition partners are willing to seek out and destroy the enemies of Afghanistan."

  • Families weather holidays without deployed loved ones

    Dec 22, 2010

    As a 20-plus-year military spouse, Pat Moseley has grown accustomed to celebrating her family's dual, month-long holiday season without her husband.

  • Caseys visit Casey Garrison - 1

    Dec 22, 2010

    Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., 36th chief of staff of the U.S. Army, and his wife Sheila tour Casey Elementary School on Casey Garrison, South Korea, Dec. 22. The visit to Casey Garrison also included a town hall with 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers and family members, a tour of the Pear Blossom Family Outreach Center for Sheila Casey, and lunch with 302nd Brigade Support Battalion troops.

  • U.S. Airman detonates explosives in Kandahar

    Dec 22, 2010

    Photos of U.S. Airman detonating explosives while wearing a Santa hat.

  • Tobyhanna employees earn accolades for job well done

    Dec 22, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Two employees were "surprised and honored" to receive Tobyhanna Army Depot's quarterly performance award.

  • Army North runs for the holidays

    Dec 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Lt. Col. Shannon Miller (left), commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army North, leads her battalion on a three-mile holiday run around Army North's historic Quadrangle and Stanley Road in the early morning hours Dec. 17. Maj. Gen. Perry Wiggins (far right), deputy commanding general, Army North, runs alongside the formation to cheer on Soldiers.

  • U.S. Army Band rings in the season with annual Holiday Festival at Constitution Hall

    Dec 22, 2010

    The U. S. Army Band Aca,!A"PershingAca,!a,,cs OwnAca,!A? performed its annual Aca,!A"A Holiday FestivalAca,!A? Dec. 10-12. The show was attended by thousands during four performances at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

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  • Army North hosts 'Contingency Dual Status Commander' conference

    Dec 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III (center), commanding general, U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston, discusses the mission and role of Army North in disaster response with National Guard commanders from 15 states during a Contingency Dual Status Commanders' Conference at the Quadrangle Dec. 7. The one-day stop at Army North was part of a larger five-day series of conferences at U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Army North, U.S. Air Force North and Washington, D.C., for commanders nominated for a new, combined federal-state position.

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  • U.S. Army Band rings in the season with annual Holiday Festival at Constitution Hall

    Dec 22, 2010

  • U.S. Army Band rings in the season with annual Holiday Festival at Constitution Hall

    Dec 22, 2010

    The U. S. Army Band ''Pershing's Own" performed its annual ''A Holiday Festival" Dec. 10-12. The show was attended by thousands during four performances at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

  • Civilian recognized for 50 years of service

    Dec 22, 2010

    When Larry J. Emery joined the Army in 1959, gasoline cost 25 cents a gallon. Fifty years later, he is still proudly serving his country.

  • Harlem Globetrotters dazzle community, score another victory

    Dec 22, 2010

    Over 1,000 members of the community here gathered Monday night, Dec. 6 in Finney fitness center to see the clown princes of basketball get up to their old tricks. The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters squared off against the Washington Generals, their longtime opponents.

  • Mortarman shares close calls, passion for his job

    Dec 22, 2010

    He's a calm individual. His voice is barely above a whisper. Maybe because waiting for the enemy to attack in a hastily built fighting position in the Hindu Kush Mountains makes everybody whisper. Maybe because he doesn't get that excited anymore.

  • USO tour celebrities visit FOB Shank Soldiers

    Dec 22, 2010

    LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Celebrities traveling throughout Afghanistan on a USO tour stopped at Forward Operating Base Shank to meet and entertain and troops for the holiday season Dec. 21.

  • CSA holds town hall meeting on Yongsan

    Dec 22, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. holds a town hall meeting Dec. 22 on Yongsan Garrison in South Korea.

  • SMA Preston hosts Hope and Freedom Tour

    Dec 22, 2010

    To give the servicemembers a night to relax and know that Americans back home appreciate the sacrifices they are making, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston sponsored his seventh United Service Organizations' Hope and Freedom Tour at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 17.

  • Army Chief of Staff Visits Japan's Ministry of Defense

    Dec 21, 2010

    Pictures from CSA General Casey's Holiday visit to Japan.

  • Army Volunteer Corps - A Tradition of Service

    Dec 21, 2010

    What is it' The Army Volunteer Corps (AVC) is managed by Army Community Services (ACS) and their volunteer coordinators on garrisons across the United States and around the world. AVS helps identify volunteer opportunities, promote volunteerism, and connect Soldiers, family members, civilians, retirees and community members to legitimate service organizations. Through the AVS, the Army is helping individuals join together in military communities around the world to acquire and maintain skills while serving their neighbors and the Army family.

  • High School Adopts Army Values

    Dec 21, 2010

    A high school football coach incorporated the Army Values and Warrior Ethos after learning how the Army transforms civilians into team-oriented infantrymen.

  • Christmas Wish Program

    Dec 21, 2010

    For the children at a local school, Christmas arrived a little early this year thanks to the Red Dragon Battalion and the Riceboro Fire Department. Thirteen Soldiers of the 2-306th Field Artillery Battalion Red Dragons, 188th Infantry Brigade, served as Santa's elves after recognizing a need to provide gifts for children at Liberty County Head Start. The Soldiers of the battalion typically make weekly visits to the school; however, a busy mobilization cycle limited their participation this year.

  • DAELP examines processes at ANAD

    Dec 21, 2010

    Twenty-four commanders and senior civilian leaders from military logistics and maintenance centers across the U.S. met at Anniston Army Depot Dec. 6-7 as part of the Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program.

  • ANAD CO: Thank you for supporting others

    Dec 21, 2010

    Team Anniston, as we approach the holiday season, I want to extend my greetings to each of you. I am once again proud to be a part to this great team.

  • DEQ uses new machine to reclaim parts at ANAD

    Dec 21, 2010

    When a reclaimed part doesn't meet Army specifications, there is often little that can be done other than recycle it as scrap metal. That is changing thanks to a new machine known as the POM, or Precision Optical Manufacturing.

  • Red Dragons help make Christmas wishes come true

    Dec 21, 2010

    For the children at a local school, Christmas arrived a little early this year thanks to the Red Dragon Battalion and the Riceboro Fire Department. Thirteen Soldiers of the 2-306th Field Artillery Battalion Red Dragons, 188th Infantry Brigade, served as Santa's elves after recognizing a need to provide gifts for children at Liberty County Head Start. The Soldiers of the battalion typically make weekly visits to the school; however, a busy mobilization cycle limited their participation this year.

  • ADMC wins AMC safety award

    Dec 21, 2010

    Anniston Defense Munitions Center was awarded Army Materiel Command's 2010 Industrial Operations Safety Award at the battalion level after achieving 730 continuous days of no recordable lost time injury for the fiscal year.

  • Depot gives a Merry Christmas

    Dec 21, 2010

    Thanks to the depot's efforts over the last month, DHR will be able to make Christmas very merry for 242 children in their Preservation of Families program, in addition to 11 installation families who received assistance.

  • Monmouth separation notices to be issued earlier

    Dec 21, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - To enable civilian employees declining a transfer of function from Fort Monmouth to Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Md., to apply for retirement and severance pay benefits as soon as possible, the projected date for beginning to issue separation notices to those personnel has been moved up from June 15, 2011, to January 18, 2011.

  • Caseys visit Wainwright

    Dec 21, 2010

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army chief of staff, and wife, Sheila, stand with Lt. Col. John H. Knightstep, commander, and Soldiers of Task Force Denali during a holiday greeting video, Dec. 20. During a visit to Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Casey met with leadership from the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade and welcomed Task Force Denali back from their recent deployment. The Caseys are on an "All-Points Tour" exchanging information with Soldiers and their families around the Army, and thanking them for their service and sacrifice.

  • Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Construction Photos - December 2010

    Dec 21, 2010

    The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Colorado and Kentucky. The Bechtel Pueblo Team, a partnership of Bechtel National, Inc.; Washington Demilitarization Company/URS; Parsons; and Battelle Memorial Institute, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close PCAPP.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Construction Photos - December 2010

    Dec 21, 2010

    The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) will safely destroy 523 tons of chemical agent in rockets and artillery projectiles stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky. The technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Blue Grass chemical stockpile is neutralization followed by Super Critical Water Oxidation (SCWO). The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Kentucky and Colorado. The Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass Team, a joint venture of Bechtel National, Inc. and Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, along with teaming partners Washington Demilitarization Company, Battelle Memorial Institute, General Atomics and General Physics, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close BGCAPP.

  • Riggers, chaplain ready for 'The Big Drop' in Afghanistan

    Dec 21, 2010

    The unit ministry team and riggers of the 101st Sustainment Brigade teamed up to prepare for 101 air drops slated to take place next week. The "Big Drop" will bring 101 bundles of care packages and other supplies to service members in two dozen remote Forward Operating Bases across Regional Command-East.

  • Historic cannons moved from First Army headquarters

    Dec 21, 2010

    Two historic cannons were removed from their pedestals in front of the First Army headquarters building last week.

  • First Strike hits Spur Ride challenge

    Dec 21, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Twenty-eight Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade, earned their silver spurs Dec. 15 and 16.

  • Country stars, Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders visit troops in remote Afghanistan

    Dec 21, 2010

    Military men and women in eastern Kunar province were surprised, Dec. 21, by a visit from the Army's top enlisted soldier and several celebrities at the remote Camp Blessing, Afghanistan.

  • Competition tests troopers' skills

    Dec 21, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Competitions in the Army are distinct because Soldiers often perform tasks and navigate courses that don't resemble traditional games.

  • Soldiers train on new Stryker variant

    Dec 21, 2010

    Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are training on the new Stryker Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Reconnaissance vehicle, fielded to the unit this year.

  • "Wagonmasters" join Team Bliss

    Dec 21, 2010

    FORT BLISS, Texas - 15th Sustainment Brigade "Wagonmasters" officially joined Team Bliss as the brigade colors were uncased during an Uncasing Ceremony on Noel Field here Dec 8.

  • Medics get up-close trauma training

    Dec 21, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division combat medics conducted brigade combat team trauma training at the Elijah military operations on urban terrain (MOUT) site on Fort Hood Dec. 6-17.

  • Air Cav delivers for school children

    Dec 21, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The holiday season is in high gear, and as Christmas approaches, the holiday spirit of giving has graced the Soldiers and family members of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Fort Wainwright Holiday Tree Lighting

    Dec 21, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Brig. Gen. Raymond P. Palumbo, commander U.S. Army Alaska, asks for their help in lighting this year's Fort Wainwright Holiday Tree from a crowd of eager children.

  • Black Jack completes railhead operations

    Dec 21, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- With a scheduled rotation to the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La. approaching soon, the time for movement operations is now.

  • Russian military spends time with Black Jack

    Dec 21, 2010

  • Technology bridges gap between kids, deployed troopers

    Dec 21, 2010

    Soldiers assigned to the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, surprised their children with a video teleconference all the way from northern Iraq to Meadows Elementary School at Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 14.

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