Archive: Dec 2010

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  • Art therapy wins

    Dec 16, 2010

    In 2008 Alma was diagnosed with her first polycystic brain tumor.

  • Last flight of the day

    Dec 16, 2010

  • Soldiers contribute to success of training center

    Dec 16, 2010

    AL ANBAR, Iraq - Seen as a rite of passage among the U.S. Armed Forces, the Initial Entry Training graduation brings a certain enthusiasm and anxiety to the day's air.

  • EDGE! goes for goal in indoor soccer

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- It didn't matter if the children participating in the Experience, Develop, Grow and Excel program's indoor soccer tutorial had experience or not Dec. 13 at Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility, they came to have fun and learn.

  • EDGE! goes for goal in indoor soccer

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- It didn't matter if the children participating in the Experience, Develop, Grow and Excel program's indoor soccer tutorial had experience or not Dec. 13 at Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility, they came to have fun and learn.

  • DFMWR looking for comedic actors

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Army Entertainment announces a casting call now through Dec. 31 in the Fort Rucker Community for the "Who-Dun-It" Comedy Murder Mystery called Murder 101.

  • Afghanistan-Pakistan review charts progress in strategy

    Dec 16, 2010

    The Afghanistan and Pakistan Annual Review, released today, offers a national security staff-led assessment of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

  • Fort Rucker support group reinforces Family strength

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The strength of Soldiers comes from the strength of their Families. Family Safe is Family Strong, according to the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • Wounded Warriors return to Iraq, find closure in Anbar

    Dec 16, 2010

    CAMP RAMADI , Iraq - Eight service members returned to Iraq-a place where they nearly lost their lives-and were welcomed back Dec. 10 by Soldiers with 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, upon their visit to Al Anbar, Iraq.

  • Tips prevent illness, accidents this holiday season

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Last week the Army Flier ran an article focusing on the poison dangers of some decorations and gifts; this week will focus on toy safety, plant safety and party safety. Spend your holiday time celebrating with family and friends safely.

  • Children enjoy milk, cookies with Santa

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Children and parents heard the sounds of sleigh bells and jolly laughter as they had milk and cookies with Santa Claus Dec. 9 at the Rucker-Picerne Partners building.

  • Amputee Infantryman yields not to superior odds

    Dec 16, 2010

    A blinding, bright-red chrome Harley Davidson stands out amongst the dozen smaller foreign bikes sitting in the distance, as a seemingly average-looking group of new motorcycle enthusiasts prepare to ride on a clear, but bitter cold and windy day, Dec. 10.

  • Public safety officials urge safe driving during exodus

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Holiday exodus begins this weekend and Directorate of Public Safety officials urge all Fort Rucker residents, military and civilian, to be cautious while traveling.

  • 10th Trans receives awards for Haiti Campaign

    Dec 16, 2010

    The Soldiers of the 10th Transportation Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, felt that it was a long time coming to receive their deployment awards for going to Haiti, Jan. 23.

  • Leading Change Team recruiting new members

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence Leading Change Team encourages a new set of future leaders to come forward and help make USAACE a better place to work and live during its recruiting drive now until Jan. 31.

  • Fort Rucker employees donate $3K worth of toys

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The season of giving is here and soon children around the Wiregrass will tear into gift bags and wrapping paper to uncover a variety of toys, games and dolls, courtesy of Fort Rucker employees.

  • Black Hawk crews bring Iraq to a close

    Dec 16, 2010

    While the aviators of the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, still welcome the cover of darkness, they now see a light at the end of a 7-year tunnel here.

  • 2-58th AOB trains on airfield management

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- New, first and one-of-a-kind are words spoken a lot around Fort Rucker's 2-58th Airfield Operations Battalion.

  • 1st Brigade uncases colors

    Dec 16, 2010

    On a cold December morning, Families of 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team waited with bated breath for their Soldiers to march across Cottrell Field. Although it was past 1:30 a.m., Dec. 12, the Families were more than willing to wait. The 3rd Infantry Division band strikes up a lively marching beat, breaking the lull in the crowd's screams, and Soldiers emerge from the tree line. As Soldiers of 1st HBCT have been returning since early November, this coming home ceremony marked the return of the brigade command and command sergeant major.

  • Con man's son serves honorably to right father's wrongs

    Dec 16, 2010

    Pfc. Bruce S. Simms, a 34-year-old rifleman from Calabasas, Calif. thought about joining the Army and righting wrongs done by his father, a con-artist, every day for 10 years, until he finally did.

  • Retreat in the Rockies: 43rd SB hosts Strong Bonds retreat

    Dec 16, 2010

    Nineteen spouses and 45 children of deployed Soldiers from Fort Carson, Colo., participated in a weekend retreat Dec. 3 at the Emerald Lodge located at the YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park as part of the Strong Bonds program.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates holiday season

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers, civilians and Family members rang in the holiday season with food, contests, prizes and a visit from Santa Claus Dec. 13 at The Landing.

  • Stories Of Fallen Woven In Patriotic Quilt

    Dec 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A reminder of two local heroes will be arriving in Huntsville Dec. 18. As little boys, Huntsville was their home. As grown men, they put on the uniform and defended freedom, making the world their home. As war fighters, each led a destiny that took them to Iraq and placed them among the more than 4,200 servicemembers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan.

  • Marne Division's fallen heroes honored during Wreaths for Warriors Walk

    Dec 16, 2010

    Fort Stewart, Ga. - Many traveled far and wide to Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field for the 4th Annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk wreath ceremony, Dec. 11, to pay homage to those Third Infantry Division Soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • USO tour visits with troops at FOB Fenty

    Dec 16, 2010

    Several entertainers, sponsored by the USO, visited service members here Dec. 15.

  • Wolf, LaRochelle DFACs claim coveted awards

    Dec 16, 2010

    Wolf and LaRochelle dining facilities claimed this year's coveted Commanding General's Best Decorated Dining Facility and Best Centerpiece awards during the annual Thanksgiving competition.

  • Fort Carson cheers combat engineers

    Dec 16, 2010

    Hundreds of Family members and friends cheered the arrival of 110 Soldiers from the 282nd Engineer Company. The Army Reserve unit headquartered at Fort Carson had supported the transition from Operation Iraqi Freedom to Operation New Dawn, which formally ended U.S. military combat operations in Iraq Sept. 1.

  • Re-building relationships important after deployments

    Dec 16, 2010

    If you have recently returned from deployment, welcome home! I've deployed many times and I know personally that even the best relationships are put under extra pressure during and after deployment. This is a perfect time to put relationships on the front page of the newspaper - to talk about what makes relationships sound and secure.

  • Tis the season to be jolly!

    Dec 16, 2010

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command employees shared tons of holiday spirit this season. This is not nearly all of the decorations, but here are some photos to enjoy.

  • Sustainers Compete for Top NCO, Soldier

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Dec. 14, 2010) - Seven Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from across the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) competed for the NCO and Soldier of the Quarter title during a board here Dec. 14. The board, comprised of several senior NCOs, tested the competitors on their military knowledge and basic Soldier skills.

  • BRAC brief preps troops for Third Army move

    Dec 16, 2010

    Once they redeploy from Kuwait, a number of Third Army Soldiers will face a move with their headquarters from Atlanta, Ga., to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

  • American Forces Network Europe hosts first ever bowl game

    Dec 16, 2010

    The Air Force and Army battled it out Dec. 11 at Woods Field on Benjamin Franklin Village in Mannheim in an event with an odd but memorable name, "The Toilet Bowl."

  • 21st century bully moves through cyber space

    Dec 16, 2010

    As youth become more cyber savvy, so do instances of cyberbullying, a form of harassment that occurs as e-mail, Instant Messaging, chats, texting and sexting (sexual texts) and on Web sites.

  • Have a happy, safe holiday season

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. --Let me begin by wishing you all a very happy and safe holiday season. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to command so many fine Soldiers, leaders, family members and civilian employees on Fort Jackson. I want to thank you for your hard work. You are all very important to our mission here and to the Army's overall mission.

  • Staying put: Post leads TRADOC in retaining troops

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson is tops among TRADOC when it comes to retaining Soldiers. The installation led the command in fiscal year 2010 for Category III, re-enlisting 406 Soldiers and surpassing its mission goal of 318 to win TRADOC's Top Producer Award. Numbers were released during the Commanding General's Retention Luncheon Friday at the Officers' Club.

  • Season of giving comes to an end

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Despite a sluggish economy, Midlands residents continued to have a charitable spirit, donating more than $1.14 million to hundreds of charities through the 2010 Midlands Area Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Maternity leave on the agenda: AFAP delegates address working moms' concerns

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- At Fort Jackson's recent Army Family Action Plan conference, delegates discussed and proposed recommendations to Col. James Love, garrison commander, and Maj. Gen. James Milano, commanding general, regarding two issues specifically affecting mothers after childbirth.

  • Black Hawk crews bring Iraq to a close

    Dec 16, 2010

    It was dark over Camp Taji, Iraq, by the time a pair of Army Black Hawk helicopters took off. It's better to fly that way, said one of the pilots. Even in Operation New Dawn, the Army's helicopters and their crews still face some danger from below. But while these aviators still welcome the cover of darkness, they now see a light at the end of a seven-year tunnel here. Every mission they fly brings their involvement in Iraq closer to an end.

  • ACS to unveil creed at Friday luncheon

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Soldiers have a creed. As do Noncommissioned Officers and Army civilians. Now the installation's social services agency has developed a creed to motivate its employees and volunteers to better serve the Fort Jackson Community.

  • Event takes commanders back in time: Staff ride provides post senior leaders

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Senior leaders from Fort Jackson traveled more than 300 miles up the road and almost 150 years back in time to learn an important lesson about war: Human factors often determine battlefield outcomes.

  • Army Contracting Command's new landing page on Facebook

    Dec 16, 2010

  • Students present powerful posters for Energy Awareness Month

    Dec 16, 2010

    Did you know that a leaky faucet can waste up to 2,700 gallons of water in a year' Or that 3-6 billion trees are cut down annually' Well, if you wandered down the halls of Hohenfels Middle/High School and examined the energy conservation posters created by the 7-9th grade science classes, you'd learn that and a whole lot more.

  • AF colonel promotes Army son in Afghanistan

    Dec 16, 2010

    The family that serves together stays together. Well, sort of. For example, at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day at the Afghan National Police Training Sustainment Site at Camp Clark in Parsa, an Air Force colonel promoted his Army son to first lieutenant.

  • Slovak president and minister of defense visit Kandahar

    Dec 16, 2010

    Top leaders of Slovakia paid a holiday-season visit Dec. 15 to their soldiers deployed to Afghanistan.

  • Sergeants Major Course a major milestone for ANA

    Dec 16, 2010

    The professionalism, discipline and orderly function of a military organization falls a great deal on the responsible shoulders of its senior noncommissioned officers (NCOs), the backbone of the workforce. The Afghan National Army (ANA), which has been highly focused on strengthening its NCO corps for the past two years, graduated a class of senior NCOs, or as the ANA terms them, bridmals, at Kabul Military Training Center (KMTC) in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 14.

  • ACAP positions Soldiers for jobs in civilian world

    Oct 14, 2011

    On the second floor of Bldg. 3850 on the Heidelberg Shopping Center Kaserne, there's a flurry of activity. A chorus of voices, intermingled with the clicking of computer keys floods the room. One of those voices is that of Master Sgt. Robert Zuch, 30th Medical Command Soldier. After 21 years of service Zuch is just about ready to hang up his boots and he came to the Heidelberg Army Career and Alumni Program office to begin looking at retirement options.

  • Command Sergeant Major's Corner

    Sep 9, 2011

    The holiday season is here and it's time for an overview of responsibilities. As Soldiers, we are mission focused. But people-focus needs to be a priority too. As members of one team -- Team APG -- we must always look out for each other.

  • Snipers shoot to be named USASOC sniper team of the year

    Dec 15, 2010

    Sniper teams from all over the United States were preparing to compete in a grueling five-day competition in hopes of being named the 2010 U.S. Army Special Operations Command top sniper team.

  • Route clearance in Iraq goes high-tech

    Dec 15, 2010

    The Soldiers of 1st Platoon, Company E, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, have made improvements in route clearance in Basra, Iraq.

  • Afghan National Civil Order Police provides an example of 'what right looks like'

    Dec 15, 2010

    Gen. David Petraeus, commander International Security Assistance Force and commander United States Forces Afghanistan, visited Afghan National Civil Order Police Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, to meet the leaders and members of this elite unit, which stands 9,000 strong.

  • FBI stops plot to bomb Maryland recruiting center

    Dec 15, 2010

    A Baltimore man has been arrested and charged in an alleged plot to bomb a military recruiting center in suburban Maryland, federal officials said.

  • Most housing rates dip for 2011 as pay, subsistence increase

    Dec 15, 2010

    Most military housing allowance rates will decrease slightly for 2011, but servicemembers will receive, on average, as much or slightly more money than they did this year, Defense Department officials said today.

  • House votes to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' Gates urges Senate action

    Dec 15, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is pleased with today's House of Representatives vote to repeal the law that bans gays from serving openly in the military, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said, and he hopes the Senate will follow suit before its current session ends.

  • Guardsmen Share Spirit of Holidays with Veterans

    Dec 15, 2010

    LISBON, N.D. - Santa wears a special suit when he visits veterans, and the holiday takes on an extra special meaning for him, too. For the past six or seven years, Chief Master Sgt. Paul Tangen has joined with his fellow North Dakota National Guardsmen who have volunteered to purchase and deliver Christmas gifts for residents at the North Dakota Veterans Home in Lisbon, N.D. It's been an annual Christmas tradition for the Airmen and Soldiers, who donate their time and money to make the event happen.

  • 56th Army Band performs holiday concert for JBLM special needs community

    Dec 15, 2010

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 56th Army Band performed a holiday concert Tuesday at Carey Theater that was arranged exclusively for special needs children and families within the community. These are children with disorders and conditions like autism and cerebral palsy.

  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    Dec 15, 2010

    The video, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," takes a look at the meaning behind the song, including reflections from World War II veterans. It's brought to you by the North Dakota National Guard's Chaplains Office and the musical talents of the Blenders.

  • North Dakota Guard Team Completes Biathlon 'Snow Camp'

    Dec 15, 2010

    FARGO, N.D. - The North Dakota National Guard Biathlon Team spent much of the past week at their first event of the season. The team of six, along with their Guardsman-coach, took part in the All Regions Snow Camp in West Yellowstone, Mont. The National Guard Bureau-sponsored biathlon event is tailored toward novice biathletes, giving them the opportunity for instruction and practice on skiing techniques and marksmanship under the guidance of national-level coaches. The camp's final day featured a practice race.

  • Gold Star Wives finally get their day

    Dec 15, 2010

    The Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., has been going to Capitol Hill since December 1945 when 23-year-old Marie Jordan invited widows over for coffee.

  • National Guard boosting Southwest border security

    Dec 15, 2010

    National Guard troops deployed to the U.S. border with Mexico are boosting Border Patrol agents' efforts, a senior Customs and Border Protection agent said Tuesday.

  • Council meeting going live

    Dec 15, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Garrison leaders are making it easier to take part in the Community Action Council by getting council information out while it is in session and opening feedback channels so community members can participate even if they can't attend.

  • APG troops receive holiday trees

    Dec 15, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Dozens of Aberdeen Proving Ground Soldiers will not have the added expense of purchasing trees for the holidays thanks to Pine Valley Christmas Trees of Elkton, Md.

  • Spreading the word

    Dec 15, 2010

    Father Simeon Gallagher from the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, gives a presentation to (from left) John Wang and Dwayne Head from the United States Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity and Carol McDonough, a visitor, and Julia Dell from the Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center, during a prayer luncheon at the Aberdeen Area Dinning Facility Nov. 23. Gallagher spoke on a variety of topics during a two day spiritual mission sponsored by the Aberdeen Proving Ground Catholic Ministry Community. Gallagher serves as the Director of the Preaching Ministry Office of the Mid America Province of the Capuchin Order. He has traveled throughout the United States, Central America, Europe, Asia and Australia to conduct retreats, parish development programs, parish missions and religious education workshops.

  • It's that time of the year

    Dec 15, 2010

    Aberdeen Proving Ground Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Rhoades and wife Lori waved to local crowds during the the city of Aberdeen's 34th annual Christmas Street Parade. Other military leaders participating in the parade include U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command and APG Commander Maj. Gen Nick Justice, Garrison Commander Col. Orlando Ortiz and RDECOM Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin. APG residents and local community members lined the streets to get a glimpse of military vehicles and holiday floats during the Saturday afternoon event. Photo by JOANN DUNN, AMC It's that time of year APG troops receive holiday trees Christmas trees are readied for distribution to APG Soldiers through the Trees For Troops program. VISIT APG ON FLICKR FOR MORE PHOTOS.

  • Interagency Partner Appreciated

    Dec 15, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst presents Jeffrey W. Irvine, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service, Washington field office, with a memento for his service as deputy assistant director within the office of investigations for the US Secret Service, Dec. 14 at Fort McNair.

  • 3rd SFG (A) holds dedication for completed Memorial Walk

    Dec 15, 2010

    On December 2, 2010, the commander of the 3rd Special Forces Group (A) hosted a Memorial Walk Dedication ceremony, celebrating the completion of the group's memorial walk and honoring its fallen comrades who were killed in action.

  • CAC-T celebrates Australian officer's contributions to simulations effort

    Dec 15, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - As newly promoted Lt. Col. Tom Biedermann and his family return to Australia this week, they're taking with them the appreciation and warm memories of American coworkers and friends.

  • T-12 finds new home at Fort Lee

    Dec 15, 2010

    The T-12 bomb that was on display at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., has been moved to its new home at Fort Lee, Va. The giant "earthquake" bomb is hailed as the largest conventional air dropped munitions ever built. The bomb was conceived by the U.S. Army Ordnance Department during the closing months of WWII and only 57 were built.

  • Army's ARCIC-Led Task Force 120 recognized for Excellence, Innovation in Enterprise Integration

    Dec 15, 2010

    FORT MONROE, Va. - The Association for Enterprise Information (AEI) yesterday recognized the U.S. Army's Task Force 120, a team led by the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), for Excellence and Innovation in Enterprise Integration. Task Force 120 received the government second-place award.

  • Army's Social Media Program

    Dec 15, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The U.S. Army's Social Media, as a communications tool, represents an innovative and interactive way of telling the Army story. Social media platforms provide an opportunity for transparent communication and two-way engagement with the public. On Sept. 16, Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III signed Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 09-026 establishing Internet-based capabilities as an integral part of Department of Defense operations.

  • Milan AAP Donates Retired Computers to Local School

    Dec 15, 2010

  • 'Diamond Head' re-establishes ties with Infantry brethren during air assault operation

    Dec 15, 2010

    More than 160 Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), 25th Infantry Division (ID), were staged at WAAF's Hill Climber Ramp to practice tactical entries, exits and extractions with the aid of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from 25th CAB.

  • Taking teaching to the highest level

    Dec 15, 2010

    Instructor certification programs are designed to ensure military students obtain the necessary knowledge to accomplish their missions. The culmination of the certification process is in obtaining the title Master Instructor, which is no easy task, especially in the Ordnance School. Staff Sgt. Sidney Galloway, Basic Electronics Maintenance instructor, Armament and Electronics Maintenance Training Department, reached that pinnacle in his quest for excellence, and was presented his Master Instructor certification during a ceremony Dec. 9. He joins the ranks of only 52 Master Instructors in the Ordnance Corps and is the first to earn the title at Fort Lee.

  • Black Knights aspire to wear Ranger tabs

    Dec 15, 2010

    A West Point football player can earn Ranger tabs throughout the season by giving perfect effort among other criteria. A player who is awarded three tabs in a single season has earned a spot in the Ranger Club. Typically six to eight individuals earn this each season. The player with the most tabs for the season is awarded the "Black Lion" award in honor of Don Holleder.

  • Spiritual Fitness Can 'Lighten Load' for Troops, Families

    Dec 15, 2010

    Spiritual fitness can help "lighten the load" for servicemembers and their families, whether they're facing combat, dealing with health issues or just managing the day-to-day stressors of military life, the Army's chief of chaplains said.

  • Army doctor pleads guilty to three specifications in court-martial

    Dec 15, 2010

    An Army doctor who refused direct orders by superior officers and said he would not deploy until he had proof that President Obama was American-born, pled guilty to one of two charges against him Tuesday.

  • Army looking at VTOL, balloons to meet ISR requirements

    Dec 15, 2010

    Unmanned air vehicles that can provide persistent stare capabilities and that can launch vertically are something the Army is investigating now.

  • Army extends public comment period for draft PEIS on proposed aviation growth, realignment and stati

    Dec 15, 2010

    The Army has prepared a draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed growth, realignment, and stationing of new and existing Army aviation assets. The public comment period, which opened on Nov. 5, is now extended until Jan. 7, 2011.

  • Users' conference to showcase transformation in defense power generation

    Dec 15, 2010

    Registration for the "Power User Conference 2011" began Nov. 17, and it will take place April 11-15, 2011 at the Shades of Green Resort, Armed Forces Recreation Facility in Orlando, Fla. The agenda for the fourth annual event includes presentations on current programs in production, future programs in development, and "lessons learned" from deployed power users. The conference will also include displays of equipment and system prototypes.

  • Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Change of Command

    Dec 15, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Lieutenant General Richard P. Formica assumed command of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) during a ceremony conducted today here.

  • AOAP touts environmental benefits

    Dec 15, 2010

    The Army Oil Analysis Program Mannheim Laboratory Center is proud of the environmental benefits it offers units that enroll in the oil analysis program.

  • Natick Soldier re-enlists on historic spot

    Dec 15, 2010

    If you are going to re-enlist in the U.S. Army, why not do it where the organization had its origins 235 years ago'

  • Safety Tip: Cold Weather Injuries

    Dec 15, 2010

    Extreme cold weather is a dangerous situation that can bring on health emergencies in susceptible people, such as those without shelter, outdoor workers, and those who work in areas that are poorly insulated or without heat.

  • ECBC supports BRAC consumable items transfer to Defense Logistics Agency

    Dec 15, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- As the engineering support organization for the transfer of most consumable items to the Defense Logistics Agency, the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Rock Island Arsenal is establishing dialogue between the organizations. The 2005 Base Realignment and Closure called for the transfer of most consumable items to the DLA. The purpose is to enhance the effectiveness of logistics support to operational joint and expeditionary forces.

  • Slovak president and prime minister visit Kandahar

    Dec 15, 2010

    Photos of the Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic and Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova during their visit to their troops on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • High School Coach Adopts Army Values

    Dec 15, 2010

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

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT Leadership

    Dec 15, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Richard P. Formica, CG, USASMDC/ARSTRAT

  • Being stuck is good for training

    Dec 15, 2010

    The new training ground resembles an all-terrain vehicle park with roads winding back and forth across the landscape lined with old cars and broken equipment. Strategically placed mud and water mire pits are scattered throughout the training area, affording students an opportunity to practice recovery in almost any situation. Here at the Ordnance School's new Vehicle Recovery Training Center, classes range from understanding how to turn over flipped vehicles to mathematics that help determine the suction of a vehicle immersed in either water or mud. The center has the ability to train more than 2,000 students yearly in the areas of wheeled and tracked vehicle recovery, maintenance and rigging.

  • 702nd EOD Soldiers part of training package presented by U.S. Ambassador to Estonia

    Dec 15, 2010

    Three Soldiers from the 702nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company were part of a training and equipment package presented by U.S. Ambassador to Estonia Michael C. Polt here Dec. 9.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Maj. Stephen M. Parrish, Sr.

    Dec 15, 2010

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Maj. Stephen M. Parrish, Sr.

  • Gator Brigade leaves desert, New Hampshire National Guard Fires Brigade takes over

    Dec 15, 2010

    Transfer of Authority ceremony between key sustainment and security brigades in Kuwait supporting OEF/OND. The 53rd IBCT, Florida's largest brigade and the 197th FiB out of New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Michigan, West Virginia and Mass.

  • Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch's Holiday Message

    Dec 15, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! Sarah and I extend our warmest greetings to each one of you and your families. The holiday season is a special time for the Lynch household and is an occasion to spend extra time with family and friends, reflect on the past year, and anticipate the opportunities that lie ahead.

  • Vigilant Freeze exercise brings MPs together

    Dec 15, 2010

    Despite jet lag for some and hours of travel through the snow for others, three military police units were able to combine forces and participate in the Vigilant Freeze exercise at the Joint Multinational Simulation Center in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Nov. 27- Dec. 7.

  • 18th Eng. Bde. constructs deck for Lion's Den

    Dec 15, 2010

    Soldiers from the 18th Engineer Brigade provided construction support to the Patrick Henry Village area by constructing an add-on to the Lion's Den. The Lion's Den is an after school facility where students can go to enjoy their free time together.

  • Mississippian enjoying every minute of Army career

    Dec 15, 2010

    When Marvin Parker graduated high school in 1982, he wasn't sure what he wanted to do, but he knew he didn't want to go straight into college. One day a few weeks after graduation, on a fateful trip through his hometown of Grenada, Miss., he spotted a good friend of his in an Army recruiting station. He went in to talk to his friend, and almost thirty years later, Parker, now a sergeant major, has been enjoying his military career ever since.

  • Girl Talk: Bridging the cultural gap with Iraq's teens

    Dec 15, 2010

    As the sun rose over the city of Saniyah, the Diwaniyah Provincial Reconstruction Team, supported by 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, set out on the first of several planned youth outreach programs in the area. The setting of this mission was not to be the site of a newly reconstructed facility or a meeting of provincial leaders but rather a classroom full of Iraqi teenage girls.

  • Afghan, coalition forces kill, detain insurgents

    Dec 15, 2010

    Afghan and coalition forces today killed more than 10 Taliban fighters during an operation in northern Afghanistan, military officials reported.

  • Basra Soldiers talk about sexual assault

    Dec 15, 2010

    The Big Red One Society Against Sexual Assault, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division-South held a day-long "BRO-SASA" conference at the post Chapel in Basra Dec. 8, to candidly discuss sexual assault in the military.

  • Big bang: US, Iraqi explosives disposal teams destroy cache

    Dec 15, 2010

    Sand and smoke filled the air as explosives specialists from the 8th Iraqi Army conducted a joint demolition with U.S. Soldiers from the 75th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company to dispose of a stockpile of munitions.

  • Iraqi border station opens modern housing facility

    Dec 15, 2010

    The 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Iraqi Security Forces, and the Wasit Provincial Reconstruction Team held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Dec. 2, opening the new Zurbatiyah Point of Entry (ZPOE) force housing facility.

  • One university's loss is Army's unquestioned gain

    Dec 15, 2010

    Bavaria Medical Department Activity Pediatric Neuropsychologist Dr. John Dieter works with military children across Europe who have highly complex situations such as severe autism or extreme developmental delays.

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