Archive: Dec 2010

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  • West Point Middle School students predicting Army win in Philadelphia

    Dec 8, 2010

    Two West Point Middle School students are lifelong Army Football fans and predict an Army win Dec. 11 to end an eight-year losing streak against Navy.

  • Reading Club allows West Point cadets to delve deep into "War"

    Dec 8, 2010

    Author Sebastian Junger and photographer Tim Hetherington discussed their collaboration on the book "War" and documentary "Restrepo" during the second Comm's Reading Club meeting of the semester. More than 250 cadets and 40 mentors came to Eisenhower Hall Nov. 29. Over the course of 15 months, they made five trips to the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan to embed with the 2nd Platoon, Company B of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Through words and photos, they captured some universal truths about combat, fear, love and war through the lives of paratroopers occupying the remote outpost in Afghanistan.

  • Army Science Conference showcases research

    Dec 8, 2010

    The 27th Army Science Conference brought the Army's science and technology community together to discuss the latest developments that will provide technology-enabled capabilities that empower, unburden and protect the warfighter.

  • Amputee inspires Soldier, causes attitude shift after accident

    Dec 8, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- I never saw it coming. It happened so fast, there wasn't even time to think. I remember the deafening sound of glass breaking and the concerned looks on the faces of my friends. To be honest, my first instinct was to laugh, I mean it's not every day that one falls through a sliding glass door. One glance at my leg and I knew ... this cannot be good.

  • Army nanosatellite on first flight

    Dec 8, 2010

    SMDC-ONE, the first Army-built satellite in 50 years, launches on the SpaceX Falcon 9 Dec. 8.

  • Charlie Company conducts dismounted patrol in Popal colony, in Kandahar City Afghanistan

    Dec 8, 2010

  • Charlie Company conducts dismounted patrol in Popal colony, in Kandahar City Afghanistan

    Dec 8, 2010

    Charlie Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted a dismounted patrol through Popal colony in Kandahar City, Afghanistan.

  • test Slideshow

    Dec 8, 2010

    If you've achieved Level II OPSEC certification, you've fulfilled the requirement. (If you're Level II and you're not Carroll, Peggy or Phyllis, I need your Level II certificate, please.) Annual Level I training is a separate requirement and does not fulfill the Army's requirement for specific Web OPSEC training for Public Affairs folks who review or post Web content. If you achieved your Level II before Jan. 1, 2008, and you post content to the public Website, I recommend that you take the "Web Content and OPSEC Certification Training" course.

  • Leaders focus on sustainability

    Dec 8, 2010

    Fort Carson explored the topic of personal sustainability and resiliency at the conference Nov. 18-19 at the Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs.

  • Six Soldiers help Team USA win SHAPE Basketball Championship

    Dec 8, 2010

    Six Soldiers helped Team USA win the 2010 SHAPE International Men's Basketball Championship Nov. 29-Dec. 4 in Mons, Belgium.

  • ANP officers and leaders move toward self-sufficiency

    Dec 8, 2010

    Story and photos on Afghan National Police going through training.

  • Keeping the Spirit: From Battlefield to Backstage

    Dec 8, 2010

    Each year Spirit of America demonstrates what every Army Family knows to be true Aca,!" that whether itAca,!a,,cs 1775 or 2010, every couple has a story thatAca,!a,,cs unique to them.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Kevin Osterbauer

    Dec 8, 2010

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Kevin Osterbauer

  • New ARDEC Sergeant Major to "close the gap" between Soldiers and engineers

    Dec 8, 2010

    Taking on a distinct role, ARDEC's new sergeant major seeks to narrow the time frame from when Soldiers uncover equipment problems to getting solutions from engineers.

  • Cheers for Hohenfels High All-American winners

    Dec 8, 2010

    Hohenfels Middle / High School students Meagen Dunleavy and Josh Rivera somersaulted over the competition to be named All-American cheerleaders at the Universal Cheerleading Associations cheerleading camp held in Kaiserslautern.

  • Holiday blues or something more'

    Dec 8, 2010

    This holiday season, servicemembers and their families can take advantage of Military Pathway's free, anonymous, online or telephone mental health self-assessments tool.

  • Hohenfels Soldier plays in continental soccer tourney

    Dec 8, 2010

    A Soldier with Company A, 2nd Military Intelligence Battalion, thrives on competition so much that he traveled more than 15,000 miles across three continents to represent Hohenfels and the U.S. Army in two world-class soccer tournaments.

  • Area Mike training prepares 9th Engineers for danger of IEDs.

    Dec 8, 2010

    The rolling hills of the 6,000 acre PfAfA$ndhausen training area were blanketed by an unseasonably early layer of fresh white snow. The RG-31 mine-protected vehicle crept along the icy road at a snail's pace, slowing to a stop between two small knolls rising from the wintry landscape. Buried among the trees was a rocket aimed directly for the vehicle and its five passengers- Soldiers from the 9th Engineer Battalion's Alpha Company. Although the Soldiers were part of a training scenario and the rocket was merely a realistic prop, the situation is one that these troops could face on a regular basis during their deployment in 2011. 1st Lt. Daniel Maxwell led his platoon through the exercise, and said part of the point was to recognize and deal with roadside bombs.

  • Christmas Tree Lighting launches holiday season

    Dec 8, 2010

    Community members help the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden launch the 12 Days of Christmas during a tree lighting bash on Wiesbaden Army Airfield Dec. 3. The event also welcomed home the first wave of 1st Armored Division Soldiers home to Wiesbaden from Iraq.

  • Hot times in Hamburg

    Dec 8, 2010

    From the moment one steps off the train at the Hamburg Hauptbahnof (main train station), it's hard not to be swept away by the bustle of travelers, commerce and a city constantly on the move. A,A The second largest of Germany's cities, Hamburg may be its busiest. Whether traveling by high-speed ferry through the city's massive harbor (the third largest in Europe), high atop a double-decker sightseeing bus or strolling through St. Pauli, the city's night-life section, one is constantly reminded that this is a major metropolitan area where day and night merge into equally busy times for its nearly 2 million inhabitants and constant flow of visitors. A,A

  • Military personnel, federal employees among most generous; annual support for Angel Tree project con

    Dec 8, 2010

    Angel Tree has become one of the most recognizable and popular holiday charity programs in this area

  • Coalition turns corner in Afghanistan's Helmand Province

    Dec 8, 2010

    The coalition's struggle against insurgents in Afghanistan's Helmand province is essentially over in Marjah and it now comes down to Sangin district, the regional commander there said today.

  • Mullen arrives in South Korea to address tensions

    Dec 8, 2010

    U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived here Dec. 8, after crossing the international dateline, to meet with South Korean defense officials and reinforce U.S. commitment to the U.S.-South Korean alliance amid escalating tensions on the peninsula.

  • Signal Soldiers prove savvy at garrison Safety Showdown

    Dec 8, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers of the 102nd Signal Battalion demonstrated an impressive aptitude for safety as the unit dominated control of the board to win the Wiesbaden Winter and Holiday Safety Showdown Nov. 23. The event was held at the Wiesbaden Army Airfield Flyers Theater.

  • Infantryman awarded Purple Heart by fellow infantryman

    Dec 7, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Arnold Gordon-Bray, director of G-3/5/7 at Installation Management Command Headquarters, awarded the Purple Heart to Pfc. Joshua K. Winters for wounds received while serving in Iraq. The ceremony was held at Brook Army Medical Center's Warrior and Family Support Center Dec. 3.

  • Unified Quest 2011 Focuses on Cyber/Electromagnetic Contest

    Dec 7, 2010

    <b> What is it' </b> Both cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum are highly relevant to both today's military - and to modern society - they have become a global commons. As more commercial and military systems rely on the cyberspace and the spectrum to operate, the Army must adapt to assure access and counter adversary's actions. Recent events clearly indicate that both cyberspace and the spectrum are now both critical resources and potential battlegrounds.

  • Images of Letterkenny Munitions Center

    Dec 7, 2010

    Photos of LEMC's resources.

  • National Guard to mark 374th birthday

    Dec 7, 2010

    The military organization known today as the National Guard came into existence with a Massachusetts Bay Colony declaration Dec. 13, 1636.

  • R&R program reaches million participants

    Dec 7, 2010

    The Army will celebrate sending one million servicemembers on rest & recuperation leave from deployments in combat zones Jan. 11 with ceremonies in three international airports.

  • Chaplain Dale Goetz

    Dec 7, 2010

  • Air Cav lends JRTC help to 10th MTN

    Dec 7, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers from Task Force Lobos deployed to the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La. this November.

  • National Training Center and Fort Irwin pay tribute to Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

    Dec 7, 2010

    On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan conducted a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii bringing the United States into World War II on day President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed "a date that will live in infamy." The American flag at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin stands at half-staff today, Dec. 7, 2010, serving as a reminder of the day that brought America's "greatest generation" to the forefront. High Desert Warrior staff writer Charles Melton captured the moment in this series of photos early on a crisp, clear High Desert morning.

  • Chaplain leads soldiers on tours of Ur monument

    Dec 7, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Often referred to as the Cradle of Civilization or the Fertile Crescent, the region of Iraq through which the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers flow is home to some of the earliest signs of human settlement. Contingency Operating Base Adder is located in this area, and is visible from the top of the Ziggurat of Ur, a stepped pyramid located in one of the earliest cities known to man.

  • Army's LSV-1 sets sail for Army-Navy game

    Dec 7, 2010

    The General Frank S. Besson, Jr. LSV-1, 24th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, will make a port call in the vicinity of Philadelphia during the annual Army - Navy college football game showing support for the Army while docked in the area of the stadium.

  • Carson prepares holiday feasts

    Dec 7, 2010

    Thirty-five Fort Carson Soldiers volunteered their time at the Warhorse Dining Facility last week to work shifts around the clock to prepare Thanksgiving meals to feed 5,000 people at Salvation Army locations in Colorado Springs.

  • Website provides PCS assistance

    Dec 7, 2010

    A local military spouse has found a way to help the Army community during one of the most stressful times in military life - moving.

  • Soldier earns Purple Heart, credits boots

    Dec 7, 2010

    Spc. Joshua Cressey received the Purple Heart Nov. 22, outside the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division headquarters building at Fort Carson - three months after stepping on a land mine.

  • ASC-RICC employee named top contracting officer

    Dec 7, 2010

    Julie Seaba honored by NDIA as Contracting Officer of the Year

  • Elias receives 2010 Tribute to Women award

    Dec 7, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Susan Elias, director of Picatinny's Garrison, Plans, Analysis, and Integration Office, was presented with the 2010 Tribute to Women award by the Boy Scouts of America during a luncheon Nov. 19.

  • Army To Face SMU In Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

    Dec 7, 2010

    Two football programs boasting storied histories will square off on the gridiron for the first time in more than 40 years when Army battles SMU in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 30 at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

  • Senate resolution brings recognition to Gold Star Wives

    Dec 7, 2010

    For the first time, America officially recognizes the contributions and dedication of military widows with ''Gold Star Wives Day.''

  • Sustainers Give Back at Pierce Elementary Winter Fest

    Dec 7, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Dec. 2, 2010) - About 25 Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) volunteered their time Dec. 2 at Pierce Elementary School's Winter Festival here.

  • Proven Assets at Letterkenny Munitions Center-Gems Uncovered at LEMC

    Dec 7, 2010

    LEMC possesses vast storage, outloading, and demilitarization capabilities, excellent maintenance, testing and repair facilities and dedicated employees.

  • Senate Resolution 654, 111th Congress

    Dec 7, 2010

    S. Res. 654: A resolution designating December 18, 2010, as "Gold Star Wives Day"

  • Army Hosts 2010 DoD Space Experiments Review Board

    Dec 7, 2010

    For the first time in the history of the Department of Defense's annual gathering of the Space Experiments Review Board (SERB), the U.S. Army served as the host for the event.

  • Army Forces Commander visits 3d ESC

    Dec 7, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Dec. 7, 2010) - Gen. James D. Thurman, commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, visited the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Wednesday, Nov. 24, at the command's headquarters on Fort Knox.

  • 2010 Dual-Signed Gold Star Wives Letter

    Dec 7, 2010

    2010 Dual-Signed Gold Star Wives Letter

  • Army Safe is Army Strong!

    Dec 7, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army Chief of Staff, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston thank Soldiers, Families and Civilians for lowering the number of accidents in the Army in 2010.

  • South African Defence Reserves delegation visits New York National Guard

    Dec 7, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Roy Andersen, Chief of South African National Defence Force Reserves, wanted to exxhange ideas with another really professional organization, so he brought his staff to visit the New York National Guard.

  • National Guard celebrates 374th birthday

    Dec 7, 2010

    The military organization we know today as the National Guard came into existence with a direct declaration on December 13, 1636. On this date, the Massachusetts General Court in Salem, for the first time in the history of the North American continent, established that all able-bodied men between the ages of 16 and 60 were required to join the militia.

  • Third Army Soldiers Improve Readiness through command exercises

    Dec 7, 2010

  • Peace council plans to bring former insurgents back into society

    Dec 7, 2010

    Former Taliban members may one day reenter Afghan society as a result of a reintegration program discussed during a conference Dec. 6, in Kandahar City.

  • 2010 dual-signed Gold Star Wives letter

    Jun 2, 2011

    Earlier this year, Congress designated Dec. 18, 2010 as Gold Star Wives Day...

  • 'Subway guy' promotes health, nutrition at Netzaberg schools

    Dec 7, 2010

    Currently touring military bases in Europe, Jared Fogle stopped by Netzaberg Middle School to share his story with more than 400 students recently. Known to most as "Jared the Subway Guy," Fogle made his claim to fame losing 225 pounds in one year by eating Subway sandwiches every day.

  • Garrison has a new pet project

    Dec 7, 2010

    After several months of collaboration with a community working group, the garrison is set to release a new pet policy in the coming weeks for residents with pets in government housing.

  • National Guard celebrates 374th birthday

    Jun 2, 2011

    Learn more about the proud history of the National Guard.

  • Kean breathes 'green' air into class curriculum

    Dec 7, 2010

    Even the most disinterested student can't help to be mesmerized when walking into Elfriede Kean's classroom. It's brightly colored and full of life. Plants and fruit tress line the window sill, a five foot tall tree sits in the corner and a real bird's nest takes refuge on her crowded desk.

  • Culinary Arts Team takes bronze

    Dec 7, 2010

    The U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team finished the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg, Nov. 25, with a bronze medal for the hot dinner portion of the competition.

  • Much to be thankful for at OPM-SANG Thanksgiving potluck

    Dec 7, 2010

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  • Soldiers engage with Cannon: Maj. Gen. Cannon recognizes Soldiers for their contributions

    Dec 7, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Nelson J. Cannon, USF-I's Deputy Commanding General of Detainee Operations and 32-year veteran of the Michigan National Guard, presented coins of excellence as tokens of his appreciation to Soldiers from the 1-147th Aviation Helicopter Battalion, a National Guard unit comprised of Soldiers from Michigan and Wisconsin. The battalion is deployed to Basra in support of the 1st Infantry Division and U.S. Division-South.

  • Soldiers engage with Cannon: Maj. Gen. Cannon recognizes Soldiers for their contributions

    Dec 7, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Nelson J. Cannon, USF-I's Deputy Commanding General of Detainee Operations and 32-year veteran of the Michigan National Guard, presented coins of excellence as tokens of his appreciation to Soldiers from the 1-147th Aviation Helicopter Battalion, a National Guard unit comprised of Soldiers from Michigan and Wisconsin. The battalion is deployed to Basra in support of the 1st Infantry Division and U.S. Division-South.

  • Texas Torch: 36th Inf. Div. begins to arrive in Basra

    Dec 7, 2010

    The 36th Infantry Division's "torch party" recently arrived in Basra, signaling the beginning stages of that unit's deployment and the beginning of the end of the 1st Infantry Division's deployment.

  • Historic Covenant signed in Hohenfels

    Dec 7, 2010

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- In a historic move, United States Army Garrison Hohenfels, Neumarkt County and the municipalities of Hohenfels, Lupburg, Parsberg, and Velburg signed the first Sustainable Communities Partnership between the U.S. Army in Europe and a host nation at Parsberg Castle, recently.

  • Officials confirm Taliban leader's capture

    Dec 7, 2010

    Officials from NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan today confirmed the identity of a Taliban leader captured Dec. 4 in Paktika province, military officials reported.

  • Deployed field artillery unit surpasses annual reenlistment goal in 23 days

    Dec 7, 2010

    Reenlistment rates across the Army are above the Department of Defense's year-to-date expectations, but one field artillery battalion deployed to southern Iraq has shattered those goals.

  • Maysan Ports of Entry staff receive new housing facility

    Dec 7, 2010

    The al Sheeb Expedient Housing facility in Maysan Province opened for the staff of Iraq's Ports of Entry Directorate Nov. 28.

  • Third Army conducts force-readiness exercise

    Dec 7, 2010

    Third Army conducts force-readiness exercise

  • Ground Combat Vehicle Revised Request For Proposal

    Dec 6, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The U.S. Army released last week a request for proposals (RFP) for the technology development phase of a new Infantry fighting vehicle under the Ground Combat Vehicle program. The Army anticipates awarding up to three contracts for the technology development phase in early third quarter of FY 2011.

  • CAB conducts aviation maintenance

    Dec 6, 2010

    Soldiers of the 25th CAB conduct aviation maintenance as flight operations resume for the brigade.

  • Armament expert aids Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Dec 6, 2010

    Logistics Assistance Representatives partner with troops on the battlefield.

  • Obama visits U.S. troops in Afghanistan

    Dec 6, 2010

    More than 2,000 enthusiastic servicemembers, including Soldiers with the 101st Sustainment Brigade, were on hand to welcome President Obama, who made a surprise visit here Friday night.

  • Tree Lighting Ceremony Kicks-off Holiday Season

    Dec 6, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison-Rock Island Arsenal played host to the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Thursday, Dec. 2, at Bldg. 60, Heritage Hall. "I'm very pleased to have such a large crowd on hand for this wonderful event," said Joel Himsl, Garrison Manager, Rock Island Arsenal. "The holiday season is a great time of happiness for all families. It is also a time to remember those who protect this nation, our Soldiers, Sailors, Airman, Marines and Coast Guard personnel, and their Families. I also ask that you remember the ultimate sacrifice of our fallen warriors, and the Families they have left behind. Please have a safe and happy holiday season."

  • Diabetes Represents Equal Opportunity Epidemic

    Dec 6, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It's been five years since Marj Ogles, a volunteer at the Thrift Shop, began getting dizzy and noticed her balance was a little off. But when she went to the doctor, the diagnosis wasn't quite what she expected - diabetes.

  • Thanksgiving Feast Shows Appreciation To Troops

    Dec 6, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Redstone commander Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers asked each Soldier in line what he or she would like on their plate and wished them a happy Thanksgiving.

  • His Passion Is Ensuring Troops Are Honored

    Dec 6, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It's been decades since Joe Bongiovanni walked in the boots of a Marine. But he carries with him the life lessons of duty, honor and comradeship he learned during his service.

  • ACC TODAY WINTER 2011

    Dec 6, 2010

    ACC TODAY Fall Edition 2010 - Find today's top news, breaking news and links to electronic versions of ACC Today.

  • Army reviewing thousands of stop-loss claims

    Dec 6, 2010

    The Army's Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Office is working to review and process thousands of claims after a spike in submissions this fall.

  • First Sign of First Army at Rock Island Arsenal

    Dec 6, 2010

    The First Army emblem can now be seen at the main entrance of Bldg. 68, its future headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal. "It's great to see the First Army Emblem proudly displayed here at RIA," said Lester Harvey, the First Army Liaison Officer to Rock Island Arsenal. "It validates all the hard work and preparation made collectively by my headquarters and the RIA Garrison staff."

  • 'Band of Brothers' grandson carries on airborne tradition

    Dec 6, 2010

    First Sgt. Mark D. Heyliger of the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment is often asked by young Soldiers who "put two and two together" if he knows "that guy in that movie'"

  • Army unmanned aircraft soar in battle

    Dec 6, 2010

    Milestones seem to be all in a day's work for the employees who develop and sustain the Army's unmanned aircraft fleet.

  • 'I Want To Give Back To The Work Force'

    Dec 6, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On her way into work most mornings, Cathy Dickens likes to spend quiet time thinking about the day ahead.

  • EDGE! exposes youth to wide world of sports, and so much more

    Dec 6, 2010

    The EDGE! program, offered through Child, Youth and School Services, is allowing youths and teens to expand their horizons by trying out new interests and building skills after school.

  • Garrison Devotes Full Week to Safety Stand Down

    Dec 6, 2010

    The Rock Island Arsenal Garrison conducted a Safety Stand-Down, Nov. 15-19, under an Installation Management Command-North East, operation order. IMCOM directed training to focus changing behavior to save lives, prevent accidents, injuries, and protect property. Employees trained in both classroom and on-line courses.

  • Army reviewing thousands of stop loss claims

    Dec 6, 2010

    The Army has pledged to keep claimants informed as they wait for their claims to be reviewed. Claimants will begin receiving e-mail updates outlining where case managers are working based on claim submission dates. These updates will allow claimants to know, in general terms, what claims are being reviewed and when to expect their resolution.

  • Yes, APG, there is a Santa Claus

    Dec 6, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Old St. Nick checks the Letters to Santa Mailbox.

  • APG bids farewell to Anzio Annie

    Dec 6, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - After a 65-year stay at APG, Anzio Annie was disassembled during the week of Nov. 15 in preparation for her move to the new home of Ordnance at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Army perfect fit for Ironhorse trooper

    Dec 6, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Growing up in the small town of Dallas, Pennsylvania, Pvt. Richard Huey III, always wanted to join the U.S. Army.

  • Wounded warriors back in Iraq for 'proper exit'

    Dec 6, 2010

    Eight wounded warriors returning to Iraq for the first time since they were injured received a hero's welcome during a ceremony at Al Faw Palace at Camp Victory Dec. 6.

  • 2010 Tri-Signed Safety Letter

    Dec 6, 2010

    2010 Tri-Signed Safety Letter

  • 2010 Tri-signed safety letter

    Dec 6, 2010

    2010 Tri-signed Safety Letter

  • Great oaks from little acorns grow

    Dec 6, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - On Saturday, Nov. 27, Aberdeen Proving Ground's Garrison cut down a locally famous black oak tree in the former Maryland Boulevard Picnic Area.

  • Army medics help Afghan boy back on his feet

    Dec 6, 2010

    Abas, a 9-year-old Afghan, is under the care of Company C, 426th Brigade Support Battalion on Forward Operating Base Fenty in Eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province. He is from the nearby village of Kakrat. Abas suffered third-degree burns on both legs when he fell into a pit of hot coals that had been used to melt syrup to cook an Afghan treat.

  • Defender 6 sends: Services delivered, promises kept

    Dec 6, 2010

    The Army made significant promises when it unveiled the Army Family Covenant in October 2007. With the covenant, the Army commits to providing Soldiers and Families a quality of life that acknowledges their service, sacrifice and dedication. Practically speaking, that means providing programs and services -- including Family programs, health care, housing, recreation, education and employment opportunities, and child, school and youth services -- that build Soldier and Family well-being, resilience and readiness. As the Commanding General of Installation Management Command and the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, I have the lead for executing the Army Family Covenant. That is a charge I take on wholeheartedly, delivering programs and services that help Soldiers and Families thrive.

  • Rock Island Arsenal EAP Offers Free, Anonymous Online Screening

    Dec 6, 2010

    Another year will soon be coming to a close, but not without the big rush of the holiday season. Relatives to visit, meals to prepare, presents to buy ... whether it is the most joyous time of year is up for debate, but it might certainly be the busiest. The holiday season is a happy time for many; however, the stress of the season may exacerbate existing problems. Strained family relationships may be harder to tolerate, financial pressures more troubling, an already hectic schedule pushed to the brink. Depression and other mental health concerns can also be aggravated during the holidays. If you were feeling down or anxious before the holiday season, now you might feel even more worried or isolated. Some good times with friends and family may be all you need to feel better, but if you find you haven't felt like yourself for more than a week or two, something more serious may be going on.

  • Soldiers give 'kudos' to Adopt-a-School program

    Dec 6, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Soldiers are typically seen walking the halls of local schools waiting to pick their child up or to attend a school function. Since the creation of the Adopt-a-School program in September, more Soldiers can be seen in the halls and visiting classrooms of on-post schools, as well as various schools in the Central Flint Hills Region.

  • Fitness program helps civilian resiliency

    Dec 6, 2010

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. -- Last week the Fort Huachuca Scout ran an article in which Lt. Gen Rick Lynch, commander, Installation Management Command, stressed the importance of resiliency; the ability to realize personal growth and development in the face of challenging situations. IMCOM civilians are now encouraged to take advantage of a free tool that develops resiliency; the President's Challenge, and even earn a presidential award for doing so. The President's Challenge is part of the newly launched Civilian Wellness Program, and supports IMCOM's Command Policy #17, the Civilian Wellness Policy.

  • Exercise preps post for emergencies

    Dec 6, 2010

    Communication is important when it comes to any emergency situation, but it doesn't always go quite as smoothly as planned. This was a lesson learned from a Mass Casualty Exercise held Nov. 23 at Fort Riley.

  • DFACs offer meals for Soldiers, Families away from home

    Dec 6, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Spc. Jedediah Stewart hasn't been home for Thanksgiving in four years. Last year, he spent the holiday in Kuwait; this year at Demon Diner at Fort Riley.

  • Pearl Harbor and Gen. George Patton

    Dec 6, 2010

    December 7, marks the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • DFAC manager leads Devil's Den team to win

    Dec 6, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Latonya Parrott, Devil's Den dining facility manager, has worked at Fort Riley for 20 years in food service. But for the past year, her main goal was to regain her DFAC's title as the best. Parrot and Devil's Den earned the award for the Commanding General's Best Thanksgiving Dining Facility in 2008. After a tie in 2009, Parrot was determined to make 2010 her year. All it took, she said, was a lot of preparation.

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