Archive: Feb 2010

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  • WRC takes Manchu 2-0 in Volleyball tourney

    Feb 28, 2010

    CAMP STANLEY- Members from the Warrior Replacement Center team defeated the 2nd Battalion 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division Manchu team 2-0 in a single set best of three matches in Warrior Country's President's Day Volleyball Tournament Feb. 16 in Camp Stanley Physical Fitness Center.

  • Soldier teaches English to Gyeonggi Province employees

    Feb 28, 2010

    GYEONGGI PROVENCE - Three musicians from the 2nd Infantry Division Band gathered with more than 20 Gyeonggi Province government employees in the province office building conference room to begin the 2010 English conversation class hosted by the Korean provincial government's Military and Government Cooperation Division on the evening of Feb 24.

  • 2nd Infantry Division celebrates African American History Month

    Feb 28, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Barack Obama, President of the United States of America signed the Official Proclamation Reading of African History Month February 2, 2009. As Master Sgt. Kelley McKnight-Crosby, G-2 intelligence office, 2nd Infantry Division, read the proclamation again, Soldiers, Civilians, and Family members erupted in applause marking the beginning of the African American History Month Observance at the Feb. 19 2nd Infantry Divisions Commanding General's Mess.

  • Army Emergency Relief begins campaign on Casey

    Feb 28, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - The 2010 Army Emergency Relief campaign held training Feb. 19 in Casey Theater for key personnel housed in units within Area I to gather pledges and allotments from Soldiers who wish to contribute to the campaign. The campaign period will be from March 1 to May 15. The purpose of the campaign is to raise, with the least burden to Army people, funds to help cover financial assistance provided by AER, increase awareness of all Soldiers and their dependents, including spouses and orphans of deceased Soldiers, about the financial assistance available from AER, publicize procedures to obtain AER assistance, and make all Soldiers aware that their contributions help the Army take care of its own.

  • Command breaks ground for School on Casey

    Feb 28, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Commanders throughout the Area I footprint came together today outside the site of the new DoDDs school construction to break ground for the renovation and transformation of building 2400 into a DoDDs school serving students from kindergarten to eighth grade. The school will have a capacity of 324 students, will cost $3,400,000, and will be built using Logistics Cost Sharing funds. It will realize only one of the many tour normalization goals command has set before them when it opens July 31.

  • Soldiers compete in 10th 8th Army Bataan Qualifier

    Feb 28, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - More than 180 Soldiers gathered in Casey Garrison's Carey Fitness Center to compete in the 10th annual 8th U.S. Army Bataan Memorial March Qualifier Feb. 20. The Soldiers could enter in individual competition for men and women or enter in five-man teams. The course covered more than 13 miles winding around both Casey Garrison and Camp Hovey. All competitors are required to wear a 35 pound rucksack on their backs and be in ACUs. Twenty Soldiers will be selected to go to White Sands N.M, to represent the 8th Army in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March held on White Sands Missile Range, N.M. March 21. The top five males and females will be selected along with the top unit team.

  • Sexual Assault: Not tolerated in the Army

    Feb 28, 2010

    USAG CASEY, Republic of Korea - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, with the Army's I.A.M. STRONG Campaign encouraging all Soldiers to intervene, act and motivate to prevent sexual assaults.

  • AT/FP exercise flexes muscles on Casey

    Feb 28, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - The leadership of Red Cloud Garrison and Casey Garrison came together with the leadership of the 2nd Infantry Division Feb. 18 to hold an Antiterrorism and Force Protection exercise to test how well Area I would respond when attacked.

  • Housing standards improve in Area I

    Feb 28, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, Red Cloud Garrison commander, and the Red Cloud Housing Office have made numerous changes in a process to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and their Families living off post in Dongducheon, Uijeongbu, and Yangju.

  • All-hands honors hard work of AFRICOM team

    Feb 28, 2010

    Gen. William E. Ward, commander, U.S. Africa Command, held a meeting with command staff members February 25, 2010, at the Kelley gym.

  • Ghanaian delegation gets inside look at U.S. Africa Command headquarters

    Feb 28, 2010

    A delegation of media representatives from Ghana visited U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) headquarters as part of an orientation program to offer an in-depth look at the command's mission, February 22-26, 2010.

  • Tunisians visit Germany in preparation for April exercise

    Feb 28, 2010

    A group of Tunisian officers traveled to Ramstein, Germany, January 20-25, 2010 to work with 17th Air Force (U.S. Air Forces Africa) on preparations for an upcoming medical exercise focusing on potential response to mass casualty weapons or incidents.

  • Army Emergency Relief Annual Campaign

    Feb 28, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army conducts the Army Emergency Relief (AER) Annual Campaign from March 1st through May 15th each year to offer Soldiers the opportunity to help their fellow Soldiers as well as increase Soldiers' awareness of this valuable benefit. In addition to the annual campaign, AER accepts unsolicited donations from individual donors and corporations at anytime.

  • Elections part of big picture in Iraq

    Feb 27, 2010

    Iraqi police are preparing themselves for the elections in Iraq. With the help of U.S. forces, they have been working to build a safe and secure environment, not only during the elections, but long after the last ballot is cast.

  • U.S. Forces Train Philippine Special Forces Group

    Feb 27, 2010

    ZAMBOANGA, Philippines - Thirty members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Special Forces (SF) Battalion are receiving specialized training from members of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P) in Recodo, Philippines over the next three months.

  • Top Army officer visits Hawaiian military families

    Feb 26, 2010

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff, U.S. Army, took the time to speak with Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division and their family members at the Sergeant E.R. Smith Theater at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Feb. 26.

  • Wheel of Finance

    Feb 26, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Staff Sgt. Dante Langston (left), a cook at K-Quad Dining Facility, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, here, listens to Beth Watts, Army Community Service financial readiness specialist, and Steve Harris, ACS credit and financial counselor. The Wheel of Finance event was part of Military Saves Week, a Department of Defense finance program, Feb. 22-March 1.

  • 'Famous Amos' says don't hold on to the past

    Feb 26, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The man who built his name on chocolate chip cookies and self-help books told an audience of Soldiers and senior Army leaders that living in the present is much more important than dwelling on the past.

  • 21st TSC, USAG-Kaiserslautern celebrate black history month

    Feb 26, 2010

    Songs, cheers, clapping hands and laughter filled the air as Soldiers, Army civilians and family members from throughout the Kaiserslautern Military Community gathered at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center here Feb. 25 to observe black history month during the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and U.S. Army Garrison-Kaiserslautern black history month celebration.

  • Roadwork for new military vehicle route begins next month

    Feb 26, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Portions of Wilikina Drive and Kaukonahua Road will be closed for five days each, in March, for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii-planned road enhancements.

  • Hawaii's dirtiest race: Swamp Romp

    Feb 26, 2010

    MARINE CORPS BASE-KANEOHE, Hawaii - A record number of military personnel braved mud pits and water holes while here, Saturday, for the dirtiest footrace in the islands, with the Army entering more participants than any other service branch.

  • Ordnance School Making Right Move

    Feb 26, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Next year's move of the Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School to Fort Lee, Va., is on track, according to the Army's deputy commander for initial military training.

  • Executive Caps Career Of Balanced Opportunities

    Feb 26, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Any young engineer, technician or business professional who has talked to Dr. Tom Pieplow about career advancement knows true success is found in balancing future opportunities both at work and in their personal lives. Beyond long hours, big projects and task completions in their professional fields, the director of the Aviation and Missile Command's Security Assistance Management Directorate advises career climbers to also seek satisfaction, opportunity and promotion away from the office. "Life is about giving back," Pieplow said. "A lot has been given to us. Our responsibility is to give it back. What does it take to get promoted' You have to have a well-balanced life and part of that is giving back to mankind."

  • Construction Grows Community's Family Services

    Feb 26, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Blueprints are a common accessory for Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation employees these days. Nearly every department that makes up the FMWR - from the Bowling Center to the Child Development Center - is involved in a facilities upgrade project or new construction project aimed at providing better and expanded offerings for the Arsenal community. And nearly all these projects are set to open in the spring and summer.

  • Army Recruiting Tops In the Southeast

    Feb 26, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For many teenagers and young adults, the Army can be a "once-in-a-lifetime chance." That's what it was for Col. Glenn Richie, commander of the 2nd Recruiting Brigade, when he chose the Army as his career path while a college freshman. "From that one-chance encounter (with a recruiter), I received the opportunity of a lifetime," he said. "I've been blessed to travel the country, and lead some of the best men and women in the U.S. Army."

  • Army doctrine leaders forecast future technology, leadership needs

    Feb 26, 2010

    In the Army Capstone Concept panel presentation led by Brig. Gen. H.R. McMaster, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center's (ARCIC) Concepts Development and Experimentation Directorate, key U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command leaders talked about the skills Soldiers will need to succeed and the role of technology in achieving those goals at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium here today.

  • Plan to reduce warrior tasks, battle drills forwarded to CSA

    Feb 26, 2010

    The deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training said he hopes the current warrior tasks and battle drills that all Soldiers are expected to know will be reduced significantly to stop what he called "task paralysis."

  • Sarah's House starts GED classes using $20K grant

    Feb 26, 2010

    Thanks to a $20,254 grant from the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, Dugent can now enroll in new online pre-GED and GED classes at the housing program. CFAAC is an independent, tax-exempt charity created for and by the people of Anne Arundel County to encourage philanthropy and build community.

  • Media relations director journeys with POW in poignant biography

    Feb 26, 2010

    In "I'm Still Standing: From Captive U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen -- My Journey Home," Doyle weaves strands of Johnson's life and heroism into a compelling biography released Feb. 2.

  • NEC urges users to beware of scareware

    Feb 26, 2010

    The Network Enterprise Center is experiencing a spike in virus-infected computers as machines are corrupted by a new type of Internet scam: Scareware.

  • USAISEC-TIC to Begin Unified Capabilities APL Testing Support for Army-Sponsored IT Products

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz - The U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command (USAISEC) - Technology Integration Center (TIC) was formed in 1985 under the sponsorship of LTG (Ret.) Emmet Paige, and has developed into a state-of-the art testing facility that evaluates Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Internet Technology (IT) products, to include communications, computer, network, and security products in support of Army and Joint customers/Program Managers (PMs).

  • Biometric assignment in Iraq results in dramatic job focus for major

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA Ariz. - After nearly 20 years of service to the Army, Major Carey Luse left Fort Huachuca, Ariz, for Iraq in August 2009 to be part of the Multi-National Corps - Iraq, Command, Control, and Computers (C3) Biometrics Cell. According to MAJ Luse the biometric mission can be a rewarding one.

  • Interns participate in Fort Polk's HIRED! program

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - The emotions of adolescence can cause excitement, anxiety and confusion due, in part, to future choices looming on the horizon. Soothing some of this apprehension through guidance and direction is a good description of what Fort Polk's HIRED! program provides military youth.

  • Army civil affairs teams continue to assist NGOs as capabilities improve

    Feb 26, 2010

    A U.S. Army civil affairs team along with Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne division partnered with the non-governmental organization "Tzu-Chi" to help facilitate the delivery of blankets and shelter for more than 2000 citizens in Port-au-Prince Feb 26 during a humanitarian aid distribution operation.

  • Combat Service Support (CSS) Automated Information Systems Interface (CAISI) Lab Opens at Fort Huach

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -A new state-of-the art lab has been constructed on Fort Huachuca, Ariz. It is located across the street from the Electronic Proving Grounds (EPG) facility. Cable installation was recently completed and furniture was delivered to the site in December. Mr. Dean Smith, S4 Team Leader under the Mission Support Directorate (MSD) at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., anticipates that the building will be ready to open January 2010.

  • Steel Spike seniors get gut check: Soldiers shooters first

    Feb 26, 2010

    The 46th Engineer Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade recently gave their senior leaders a "gut check" during a two-day exercise to test tactical and technical knowledge and offer a reminder that all Soldiers are "shooters first."

  • Army helps relocate bald eaglets

    Feb 26, 2010

    Federal, state and non-governmental agencies worked together to successfully remove two six-week old bald eaglets Thursday from a nest near two Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation Project sites in Palm Beach County.

  • Polk NCO story proof that heroes still exist, inspire

    Feb 26, 2010

    Newspaper writers are taught to be objective in their reporting. We are urged to avoid getting "too close" with the subject of our work, to shun the use of first-person pronouns and keep away from editorializing, or giving personal opinions, about the people or topics we cover. Sometimes that is easier said than done.

  • Air Cav honors Black History Month with observance

    Feb 26, 2010

    CAMP TAJI - The Soldiers of 1st Air Cavalry Brigade observed Black History Month with a celebration at the Taji Ministry Center Feb. 24, with black history through music as their theme.

  • Fort Wainwright thanks Fairbanks sponsors

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - U.S. Army Alaska and Fort Wainwright garrison leaders joined with Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation to honor businesses for their support of Soldiers and families during a reception February 17 at Birch Hill Ski Lodge on post.

  • TRADOC Commander and Spouse Visit Fort Bliss Units

    Feb 26, 2010

    Article about TRADOC Commander and his spouse's visit to units at Fort Bliss, where Gen. Dempsey presented a Superior Unit Award to the Future Force Integration Directorate and the Army Evaluation Task Force and re-enlisted 10 Soldiers. Mrs. Dempsey visited the Junior Enlisted Family Center, the Post Exchange construction site and the Fort Bliss Museum.

  • 5-25 Field Artillery acclimates, learns in Utah

    Feb 26, 2010

    Preparing for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conducted infantry tactics training at Camp Williams, Utah, Feb. 15-16. The 5-25 FA Soldiers are in Utah to perform artillery tasks as part of off-post training exercises supporting the Patriot Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment. However, the 5-25 FA "Red Legs" took time to take infantry tactics classes that they might actually be called upon to perform during deployment.

  • Guard athlete finishes sixth in Olympic women's bobsledding

    Feb 26, 2010

    Army National Guard bobsled pilot Sgt. Shauna Rohbock teamed with Michelle Rzepka to finish sixth in the Olympic women's bobsled event Wednesday at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

  • 48th Chem Bde converges on Fort Polk

    Feb 26, 2010

    Commanders, command sergeants major and first sergeants from five chemical battalions and 27 companies across the 48th Chemical Brigade gathered at Fort Polk Feb. 17-19 for the first brigade off-site training event of the brigade's history.

  • Brigade deploys first task force in 65 years

    Feb 26, 2010

    Forty-two Soldiers from the 162nd Infantry Brigade recently deployed to Afghanistan to act as combat advisors to Afghan security forces. In short, they will get to practice what they preach. The 42 Soldiers of Task Force Tiger are the first Soldiers of the 162nd Inf Bde to deploy as a task force in support of combat operations since World War II. These Soldiers will fill a variety of roles as advisors for Afghan Security Forces.

  • Hillclimbers handle TF Wing's 'heavy lifting' in N. Iraq

    Feb 26, 2010

    In United States Division-North, the Soldiers of Company B, Hillclimbers, 3-25th General Support Aviation Battalion, Task Force Hammerhead - the only heavy lift aviation asset in USD-North, provide heavy lift air assault and air movement capabilities for Task Force Marne.

  • Medic completes specialized training

    Feb 26, 2010

    Most of the Soldiers going through combat advisor training at Fort Polk's 162nd Infantry Brigade are from the National Guard and Reserve components of the Army. However, The 4th Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Inf Bde, recently put an active-duty Soldier through the rigors of combat advisor training.

  • Polk NCO overcomes obstacle to lead way

    Feb 26, 2010

    Fort Polk's Staff Sgt. Nathan Brown lost half a leg during combat operations. Despite challenges, Brown serves as a trainer with JRTC Operations Group.

  • National Prayer Breakfast Stresses Spiritual Readiness

    Feb 26, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and Military District of Washington commander, was the guest speaker Tuesday at a Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall National Prayer Breakfast at the Fort Myer Officers' Club.

  • Words about pictures

    Feb 26, 2010

    Charles Moss, a visual information specialist with the Fort McPherson Training and Support Center, speaks with Atlanta school children about his art work and the power art can have in telling a story. Moss, an Army veteran, draws much of his inspiration for his art from his life growing up in the 1950s during the end of segregation.

  • Military Saves Week encourages 'saving' mentality

    Feb 26, 2010

    "Start small, think big:" Military Saves Week's slogan for 2010 emphasized its goal-to get Soldiers and Department of Defense civilians in a 'saving' mentality. The week-long Feb. 21-28 campaign, partnered with the national America Saves program, and the DoD Financial Readiness Campaign, played out in the form of financial planning events on military installations across the country.

  • Virtual meetings can help with traffic, parking

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- January 28 was a memorable day for the Fort Belvoir Garrison Travel Demand Management Working Group. Usually, the TDMWG meets in the Directorate of Logistics conference room. However, that Thursday, the team members deviated from the norm and participated in their first virtual meeting.

  • 1185th DDSB supports buildup efforts at Port of Shuabia

    Feb 26, 2010

    U.S. Army Central/Third Army's (Third Army) "Sustain the Fight" initiative aims at providing the finest logistical support for warfighters currently performing duties in different areas of operation. The mission requires servicemembers attached to Third Army to work demanding schedules in order to provide the transportation of critical equipment all over the world.

  • ACAP assists Soldiers in planning their futures

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - For many Soldiers, family members, retirees and Department of the Army civilians, separating from job in the military to a job in the civilian sector can be a difficult and trying process.

  • Get to know JPPSOWA

    Feb 26, 2010

    Get to know JPPSOWA. The Fort Belvoir Joint Personal Property Shipping Office is a connection to a successful Permanent Change of Station and retirement or separation move to and from the National Capital Region.

  • Technology gives Apache block III more lift, capability, landing ability

    Feb 26, 2010

    The U.S. Army is leveraging cutting-edge technologies from its Science and Technology Directorate to give the Block III Apache aircraft increased power, lift, maneuverability and hard-landing ability.

  • USF-I deputy commanding general of operations visits 1st Air Cavalry

    Feb 26, 2010

  • Army aims to keep workplace drug-free

    Feb 26, 2010

    This order directed federal agencies to develop a plan for achieving a DFW, while upholding the rights and protections afforded to the government, the workforce and the general public

  • Warner, Moran visit site of new hospital

    Feb 26, 2010

    Former Virginia governor turned U.S. Senator Mark Warner joined Congressman Jim Moran and other Fort Belvoir leaders Thursday for a tour of the new, state-of-the-art community hospital just inside Pence Gate.

  • The love of a Soldier

    Feb 26, 2010

    Imagine loving the very thing that has oppressed you most of your life. Maybe that thing is not directly responsible for your circumstances, but a case can certainly be made that it stood idly by as you were held to the lowly estate you were born into. Such was the case with William H. Carney and his love of country, a country that didn't treat him or his Family very well: the United States of America.

  • Black history is American history

    Feb 26, 2010

    Throughout the United States, Americans have celebrated February as Black History Month, a time to recognize the contributions of blacks to our civic and cultural lives. It is a time to also recognize that the experience of blacks is an integral part of the American experience.

  • Belvoir observance examines history of black economic empowerment

    Feb 26, 2010

    Fort Belvoir celebrated Black History Month Thursday with an observance which featured a play performed by N & R Productions out of Woodbridge. The play titled "I Think I Can," was written by the owner, writer and producer of N&R Productions, Rosie Rogers, who has penned more than 40 stage plays and five screenplays, and is working on two books.

  • Army Family Covenant: Prevention program focuses on slowing alarming trend of recent suicides

    Feb 26, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" Suicide prevention focuses on preventing normal life stressors from turning into life crises.

  • U.S. military assesses outlying support network in Haiti

    Feb 26, 2010

    The deputy commanding general of Joint Task Force-Haiti met with local non-governmental organizations and a U.S. Army civil affairs team during a visit to discuss the needs of communities outside the nation's capital.

  • Long Knives honor Buffalo Soldier Legacy

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Civilians and Soldiers of all ranks, ethnicities and backgrounds enthusiastically observed the Buffalo Soldier displays as Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech echoed softly in the background.

  • Roads and Grounds crew battles back against snowstorm

    Feb 26, 2010

    This season's heavy snowfall set records and wreaked havoc for motorists across the region. However, it didn't stop a certain group of workers from Fort Belvoir. Members of the Installation Support Services Roads and Grounds department braved Mother Nature's fury to be on post and ready for their respective 12-hour shifts. According to their manager Terri Gulan, who slept inside her own truck for three days, workers came from as far as Maryland, while others drove in from places like Stafford and other parts of Prince William County.

  • Learning to laugh, work at love

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - Although differences can make relationships difficult, they can also add excitement to a partnership.

  • Family Assistance Center exercise

    Feb 26, 2010

    Photo of DFMWR employees participating in FAC exercise Feb. 17.

  • Ice is nice

    Feb 26, 2010

    Ice fishing with Outdoor Rec

  • USAAC cyber efforts net Defense award

    Feb 26, 2010

    The U.S. Army's online recruiting strategy is the best in the defense industry, according to the Fourth Annual Human Capital Management For Defense Awards Ceremony Feb. 17.

  • Patches fly on COB Basra

    Feb 26, 2010

    Effects cell Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division donned combat patches Feb. 15, 2010, during a ceremony in the Overlord conference room in the General John W. Vessey Headquarters Building at Contingency Operating Base, Iraq. As he entered the room for a scheduled briefing, Lt. Col. Ralph L. Kauzlarich, deputy chief of staff for effects, asked Sgt. Major Wade P. Wells, the cell's sergeant major, if everyone who was supposed to be at the meeting had arrived.

  • Forward, march! Soldiers compete in annual cross country meet at Fort Bragg

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Why would anyone want to march for fun up and down hills through the woods with a 35-pound pack strapped to his back on a cold winter morning'

  • Fort Irwin breaks ground on new barracks, company HQ

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- A nondescript lot with a few tumbleweeds and sage bushes out in the High Desert will soon become a hub of activity for Soldiers at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center as leaders at Fort Irwin broke ground on an $18 million unaccompanied enlisted barracks and company operations facility on Thursday afternoon.

  • Misguided Intentions: Resisting Africom

    Feb 26, 2010

    Africa's profile rose sharply during the George W. Bush administration. President Bush expressed the strategic change in unequivocal terms: "Africa is increasingly vital to our strategic interests. We have seen that conditions on the other side of the world can have a direct impact on our own security." Bush more than quadrupled the aid sent to Africa. He launched a number of programs that help Africa, including the Millennium Challenge Account, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the Africa Education Initiative, the President's Malaria Initiative, the Congo Basin Forest Partnership, and the Initiative to End Hunger in Africa. On the military side, his crowning achievement was the establishment of a new combatant command, Africa Command (AFRICOM), which is adopting a new interagency style to reflect the range of issues it faces from terrorism to AIDS. However, Africans themselves met AFRICOM with skepticism and suspicion.

  • Security and Stability in Africa: A Development Approach

    Feb 26, 2010

    Economic activities are the most central of all human endeavors. Although rich in human and geographic diversity, Africa has fallen behind the rest of the world in its economic development, adversely impacting African aspirations. This paper explains why economic development and good governance need to be the basis of security and stability in Africa, and why both should be a main focus for U. S. military engagement on the continent.

  • Electric cars power up at Fort Sill

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - Fort Sill motorists may soon notice some unique looking vehicles when 31 Neighborhood Electric Vehicles, or NEVs, hit the roadways.

  • U.S. Training and Doctrine Command announces start of modernization for ACCP

    Feb 26, 2010

    The Training and Doctrine Command announces that starting March 3 curriculum for the Army Correspondence Course Program (ACCP) will begin migrating from the Interim Learning Management System (ILMS) to the Army Learning Management System (ALMS). This migration is the latest phase of the modernization of the ACCP, enhancing test security and improving customer support for all of its on-line material.

  • Hero's on the Gothic Line

    Feb 26, 2010

    SOMMOCOLONIA, Italy- It's not often that one can trace the footsteps of an ordinary man doing an extraordinary deed, but Soldiers and Airmen from Camp Darby, Italy got a chance to do that during a visit to the site of Lt John Fox's last stand in Sommocolonia.

  • Paintball has a healing affect

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - One hundred and twenty recently redeployed Soldiers for new friendships and practiced teamwork as part of a resiliency program at Fort Sill.

  • USAFRICOM and the U.S. Army in Africa

    Feb 26, 2010

    On Oct. 1, 2009, U.S. Army Africa, formerly the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force (SETAF) became the Army Service Component Command (ASCC) for U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM). That designation reflects some modest, but significant, good news; a year earlier, USAFRICOM had no dedicated Army Service Component Command. Today, U.S. Army Africa embodies the U.S. Army's commitment to the full spectrum of military operations. The command is well on its way to transforming from a tactical contingency headquarters to a regionally focused theater army headquarters capable of synchronizing all U.S. Army activity in Africa, conducting sustained security engagement with African land forces, and responding promptly and effectively to a variety of crises in Africa.

  • Building 4 the future

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Folke Ahlquist was 11 years old in 1963 when construction was completed on Fort Benning's headquarters, Building 4, at a cost of $10 million. The post, not yet 50 years old, had long outgrown its original headquarters in Building 35. The completion of Building 4 was heralded in local papers as a major milestone in Fort Benning's history. It was modern, futuristic and "state-of-the-art."

  • Strengthening the Bridge: Building Partnership Capacity

    Feb 26, 2010

    Admiral Mike Mullen has said, "Developing a relationship on the battlefield in the midst of a crisis with someone I've never met before can be very challenging . . . Trust has to be built up over time. You can't surge trust." Trust comes from years of cooperative experience, listening, success, and failure, and is held together by a common vision of a secure and prosperous future. Because relationships are so important, it is critical never to take them for granted. That is why building partnership capacity is the centerpiece of all that European Command does and is clearly the command's top priority.

  • Don't make it easy for thieves

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - Opportunity can be a great thing when it comes knocking. Unfortunately, criminals know this as well and seem to have no problems walking through that door.

  • Fort Bragg offers courses to improve Soldiers' skills

    Feb 26, 2010

    Fayetteville Technical Community College at Fort Bragg provides free, year-round programs designed to help improve Soldiers' basic and more advanced skills.

  • Army bobsledder finishes sixth in Olympic women's bobsled event

    Feb 26, 2010

    WHISTLER, British Columbia - Army National Guard Outstanding Athlete Program bobsled pilot Sgt. Shauna Rohbock teamed with Michelle Rzepka to finish sixth in the Olympic women's bobsled event Wednesday at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

  • I.A.M. STRONG

    Feb 26, 2010

    Leigh Jones, performed in Memorial Hall at the Soldier Support Center Feb. 16. Jones was performing as part of the I.A.M.STRONG tour to raise suicide prevention awareness.

  • Fort Bragg Family member undergoes transformation

    Feb 26, 2010

    Darcy Sliger is a devoted mother, who places the lives of her three children above all else. After the birth of her daughter in 2009, she realized that in order to take care of her children, she needed to take care of herself. At five feet five inches tall and 284.8 pounds, Sliger was considered morbidly obese and vulnerable to the many health conditions that come with being overweight. "I just want to be healthy," said Sliger when discussing her decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery to help her lose weight. In July 2009, Sliger took the first step toward transforming her life by attending a bariatric surgery orientation at Womack Army Medical Center.

  • Something old, something new

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - As an organization, mounted cavalry dates back to the earliest days of warfare. Through its history, it has evolved to encompass new and innovative equipment and practices while holding firm to its roots. Some of the traditional roles of cavalry in support of larger formations were in reconnaissance, command and control, screening and forward security. Even though the cavalrymen of today may not look or act like the Roman cavalry, its spirit continues.

  • Detroit Arsenal Reservists Return Home

    Feb 26, 2010

    The 127th SFS provided air base ground defense on Camp Sather at the Baghdad International Airport.

  • Change in Pockets...and Lifestyles

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Military members have a moral and legal responsibility to ensure they manage their money properly, which could include everything from using credit responsibly to putting money away for retirement. To assist in financial management, DoD provides resources and information to assist.

  • 18th Engineers compete in best sapper competition

    Feb 26, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Determination and a desire to be the best was all the motivation needed for the 10 two-man buddy teams from the 18th Engineer Brigade who battled for the title of U.S. Army Europe's best sapper team here Feb. 21-23.

  • Fort Bragg observes African American History Month

    Feb 26, 2010

    Examination must take place in all aspects of government to grow and respect human dignity, said Robert Wilson. Wilson is the North Carolina assistant secretary of state and was the guest speaker Feb. 17 at Fort Bragg's National African American History Month luncheon. The observance, held at the Fort Bragg Officers Club, was themed "The History of Black Economic Empowerment," and sponsored by the Equal Employment Opportunity Special Emphasis Program Committee and the Fort Bragg Directorate of Human Resources.

  • Fort Bragg ACS can help with deployment stress

    Feb 26, 2010

    Soldiers and Families do not have to endure deployment stress alone. Army Community Service provides deployment stress assistance. There are three phases of the deployment cycle, he said. Those phases are predeployment, deployment and redeployment.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers provide Task Force Haiti with clean clothes, showers

    Feb 26, 2010

    The 259th Field Service Company, part of the 189th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, is providing Joint Task Force - Haiti with shower facilities and laundry services.

  • Fort Bragg new system integrates public works programs

    Feb 26, 2010

    After almost two years of preparation, Fort Bragg is switching to the General Fund Enterprise Business System. GFEBS will replace over 80 systems that DPW currently uses to maintain various programs across Fort Bragg including the real property system, the financial system and the programs used to track work and service orders. The new system will integrate financial, real property, cost management and performance data into one system.

  • Fort Bragg green refuel site now open

    Feb 26, 2010

    In response to a Department of the Army directive to reduce petroleum products consumption, Fort Bragg is finally going "green." The post has now begun operating its new alternative fuel, green refueling station as a source of energy for its fleet of transportation vehicles, officials said in a Feb. 11 interview at the facility.

  • Leaders discuss enterprise approach to support training of a 21st century Army

    Feb 26, 2010

    "How should an Army and the Soldiers within it-whether they're enlisted, officer, warrant or civilian-learn in a continuum from the time they're assessed to the time they retire'"

  • Sledgehammer on the lookout

    Feb 26, 2010

    Sgt. Anthony Vasquez, Company A, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, provides security Feb. 16, 2010, as leaders of the 1st Bn., 15 Inf. Regt., the Diwaniyah Provincial Reconstruction Team and members of the Director General take soil samples in Diwaniyah, Iraq. The samples were taken to determine if land was suitable for "tunnel houses," low-tech versions of greenhouses.

  • mTBI clinic opens new facility, enhances active duty transition

    Feb 26, 2010

    Warner Barracks' mild Traumatic Brain Injury clinic is working to develop program called Return to Duty, which will ensure a Soldier's preparedness to return to active duty after graduation from the clinic's rehabilitation program. The clinic plans to incorporate pre-deployment training exercises and create mTBI patient teams who will work to complete training missions with the assistance of Bamberg's Training Support Center.

  • Building sustainable agriculture in the Iraqi heartland

    Feb 26, 2010

    Leaders of the Diwaniyah Provincial Reconstruction Team and the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, recently completed the first step toward what is hoped to be a lasting source of income for many farmers in Diwaniyah. While Company A, 1st Bn., 15th Inf. Regt. Soldiers provided security Feb. 16, 2010, unit leaders, along with PRT Agricultural Advisors, Dr. Mohamed, Dr. Abdul and Bill Baker, escorted representatives of the Director General of Agriculture to five farms to determine if they are suitable sites for plastic tunnel houses.

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