Archive: Feb 2010

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  • New program offers career exploration opportunities for high school students

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- High school students are preparing for real-world career experiences through the new Hired! Apprenticeship Program on Fort Sam Houston. The program provides teens, 15 to 18 years old, practice with resume writing, interviewing and job-site skills in Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation operations and other organizations.

  • Ice storm wreaks havoc, but Fort Sill recovering

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--An ice storm smacked Fort Sill Feb. 28 leaving thousands without power and hundreds of destroyed trees.

  • Fix It; Now!

    Feb 4, 2010

    TM, DAPAM, AR, SR, FM, GO, RR, TO&E, TB, TC, CIRC, ORD, FT, ....

  • Fort Bragg Survivor Outreach Service opens doors to Families

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Fort Bragg Army Community Service held a grand opening ceremony for the Survivor Outreach Services Center Feb. 2.

  • Cobra Gold 2010 Mock Amphibious Assault

    Feb 4, 2010

    U.S. Marines hold their position during a mock amphibious assault conducted by the Marine and Naval forces of the Republic of Korea, Thailand and the US, at Hat Yao, Feb. 4.

  • Military postal service to begin in Haiti.

    Feb 4, 2010

    U.S. postal inspectors have arrived here to conduct security assessments and help prepare to set up an Army post office, as well as to assist with the restoration of mail service to the earthquake-ravaged country.

  • Kosovo revisited: N.D. engineers return after 10 years

    Feb 4, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - About a dozen North Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers currently deployed here are having a reunion of sorts 10 years after they were first sent to this part of the world to build roads, fortifications and military housing. Today, they are NATO peacekeepers, here as part of the North Dakota contingent that makes up Kosovo Forces 12 (KFOR) of Multi-National Battle Group-East. In 1999-2000, they also were in Kosovo, as Bravo Company and Headquarters Support Company (HSC), 142nd Engineer Combat Battalion (ECB), of Wahpeton, N.D. and Fargo, N.D., respectively, embarking on a very different mission.

  • Young students get excited about reading

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Col. Mark Lindon, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Force Management Support Agency, volunteered to read to about 180 Fort Belvoir Elementary School students Jan. 27. The school was participating in National Mentorship Month.

  • Servicemembers urged to check, update SGLI status

    Feb 4, 2010

    A Fort Belvoir director is urging servicemembers to check their bi-weekly Leave and Earnings Statement to make sure they are, in fact, getting the SGLI benefit they are paying for and that they are paying for the insurance to which they believe they're entitled.

  • Memory device helping DOIM transfer data

    Feb 4, 2010

    A new universal memory exchange device in the Directorate of Information Management, purchased in November 2009, is making the process of transferring contacts and data from an old cell phone to a new one easier than ever.

  • Leaders update Fort Stewart budget status at luncheon

    Feb 4, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-When Soldiers deploy from Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, concerns about their Families' welfare can be mitigated with the knowledge that the installation and surrounding communities help take care of them. Two recent information sharing forums hosted by the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield were held January 27 and 29 at the Hunter Club and Club Stewart, respectively, to share information with local communities about current economic concerns and community support.

  • 'Inside Buffalo' screening kicks off Black History Month

    Feb 4, 2010

    Every year, Black History Month allows our country to remember accomplishments of Americans, despite the hardships and treatment they received during our history.

  • 'Eyes in the sky' help boots on ground

    Feb 4, 2010

    It's a bird; it's a plane...well, sort of. It's called the Shadow 200, a small tactical unmanned aerial vehicle that Soldiers assigned to the 4-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion are using to help support the Vanguard Brigade's current training and future combat missions. A team of UAV specialists launched the pilot-less air vehicle from Evans Army Airfield, Jan. 27, providing intelligence information to 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Soldiers conducting a platoon-level, live-fire exercise at a Fort Stewart training area.

  • Leigh Jones headlines Army's I. A.M. Strong Tour

    Feb 4, 2010

    Recording artist Leigh Jones returns to Fort Belvoir Monday as the headliner for the I. A.M. STRONG Tour. Jones performed on the installation last spring for a Warrior Transition Unit and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers group.

  • Fort Stewart DPW Environmental Div wins conservation award

    Feb 4, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Receiving Army-wide recognition is nothing new to Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. Last year, the installation was honored with its fourth Army Community of Excellence award. Recently, the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works was informed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that it had won the 2009 Military Installation Conservation Partner Award.

  • 10th Trans Co lands in Haiti, seeks ways to assist

    Feb 4, 2010

    More than 150 Soldiers from the 10th Transportation Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade deployed to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti with a 12-hour notice in support of Operation Unified Response, Jan. 23.

  • Stewart Guardian tests garrison responders

    Feb 4, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-The airwaves of radio and television are buzzing with the news of an attack at the installation...casualties...fatalities...sounds of sirens break the normally natural outdoor sounds... Though it was only simulated, military and civilians joined forces for the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield annual Stewart Guardian Exercise, Jan. 26-28.

  • Smart Ideas program off and running

    Feb 4, 2010

    Any idea is a good idea. That's what Stephen Brooks, deputy to the installation commander, is hoping people remember as Fort Belvoir's garrison command launched its "Smart Ideas" program Tuesday.

  • 3rd Sustainment Bde trains for upcoming deployment

    Feb 4, 2010

    According to the Army field manual titled, "Training the Force," the Army's number one priority is training. This is why so much work and effort went into the planning and execution of the 3rd Sustainment Brigade's culminating event, Unified Endeavor 10-1, at Evans Army Airfield, Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • RDECOM welcomes newcomers

    Feb 4, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Research, Development and Engineering Command welcomed 34 new civilian employees with a newcomer's briefing Feb. 4 at the Edgewood Conference Center. The event gave unit leaders an opportunity to explain the RDECOM mission and setup new employees for success.

  • Enterprise Bobcats blister Fort Rucker Bulls with bullying press

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- With the Fort Rucker Bulls nipping at their heels, Enterprise Bobcats head coach Jeff Warren turned on the defensive pressure to grab a bigger lead Jan. 28. The move worked as the Bobcats forced 19 Bulls turnovers in the second half, leading to a 72-31 shellacking at the Child, Youth and School Services Gymnasium in 13- to 18-year-old play.

  • National Training Center CG demonstrates power of Social Media

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Fort Irwin/National Training Center Commanding General Brig. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams is a regular on 88.3FM KNTC, Fort Irwin and the National Training Center's post radio station, but his Wednesday morning appearance wasn't his usual show. Instead of just fielding questions from callers, Brig. Gen. Abrams, who has a Twitter page himself, took questions from the Fort Irwin/National Training Center Facebook page and Twitter page, demonstrating yet another way the installation is using Social Media.

  • Game of love - Fort Rucker FAP activities build relationship skills

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT RUCKER Ala. -- With Valentine's Day right around the corner, many people have love on their minds. Family Advocacy Program staff intends to take advantage of this focus by incorporating relationship education into a popular game.

  • U.S. Forces kill 3 violent extremists, capture 1

    Feb 4, 2010

    Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, Task Force Marne, killed three violent extremists and injured another about 22 miles south of Mosul, Jan. 30.

  • Sports commentary: 'Offensive' Super Bowl awaits fans

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- On Sunday, NFL fans will unite to eat hot wings, chips and salsa and many other party favorites. They will unite to cheer in adulation and to scream in disbelief. The nation will divide into two camps - New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts - when the Super Bowl kicks off at about 5:30 p.m. locally.

  • 54 TF Marne Soldiers stay 'Army Strong'

    Feb 4, 2010

    Fifty-four Task Force Marne Soldiers recommitted themselves to serving in the Army during a mass re-enlistment ceremony on Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Jan. 27. Those who re-enlisted were honored by TF Marne's commanding general, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, who administered the oath of re-enlistment, along with TF Marne's senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews.

  • MDW commander visits new hospital site

    Feb 4, 2010

    Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general, U.S. Army Military District of Washington and Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, got his first up-close look at the future DeWitt Army Community Hospital Thursday.

  • 'Let the good times roll,' still be safe at Mardi Gras

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Mardi Gras dates to 1703 when Mobile, a French colony, observed North America's first known celebration of the holiday, according to www.mobile.org information.

  • Teens brief command team on issues

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Installation Commander Col. Jerry Blixt and Installation Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Berhane attend briefings every day. Monday's briefing at Belvoir's Youth Center was a little different.

  • Mardi Gras masquerade - Fort Rucker's The Landing Zone hosts first time event

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT RUCKER Ala. -- Trekking to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras is no longer necessary because community members can now make the much shorter pilgrimage to The Landing Zone for the staff's first Mardi Gras Masquerade Saturday.

  • SARET takes weapons support to troops

    Feb 4, 2010

    A little more than two years ago, following an increase in demand for Anniston Army Depot's Small Arms Readiness Evaluation Teams, SARET split from its long-time home in the Directorate of Production and became part of the Directorate of Mission Plans and Operations. Thanks to continued demand, the group maintains a close working relationship with its DP counterpart.

  • Fort Rucker Black History Month events seek to build understanding

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of all races dining "together at a table of brotherhood" in a famous 1963 speech. Black History Month events here allow post community members to do just that this February.

  • Abrams tank programs increasing

    Feb 4, 2010

    The depot's overhaul and reset programs for various versions of M1 Abrams tanks began in 1978 and currently bring an average workload of $530 million to the installation each year. In the last few years, two new programs - one to overhaul battle-damaged M1A2s and another to inspect and repair M1A2s - have begun on the installation and continue to grow.

  • VCSA: Army Aviation's future bright -- Branch's contributions critical for combat success

    Feb 4, 2010

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli commended aviation Soldiers for their countless contributions in the war in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as outlined challenges continuing to face them during the 2010 Aviation Senior Leaders Conference, Jan. 28.

  • U.S. gains momentum destroying chemical weapon stockpiles

    Feb 4, 2010

    The U.S. Army has destroyed more than 70-percent of its stockpiles of chemical weapons -- some dating as far back as to the World War I era -- as part of an elaborate, decades-long process slated to be largely completed by 2012.

  • Picatinny community pulls together to help Marine Corps family devasted by fire

    Feb 4, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Marine Sgt. Eddie Rosa and his wife Maddie were returning home from Philadelphia with their three children and a nephew when they received the shocking news that their home was being destroyed by fire.

  • 'Quite a loss' - Fort Rucker mourns loss of youth director

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT RUCKER Ala. -- Numerous installation community members gathered at the Main Post Chapel Monday to mourn the loss of Zane Biddle, Fort Rucker's first full-time youth director, who passed away last week unexpectedly.

  • Picatinny officials host groundbreaking ceremonies for two new Naval facilities

    Feb 4, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Officials broke ground for two new Naval facilities during two separate ceremonies here Jan. 27.

  • Leaders Visit STRATCOM for CAPSTONE Conference

    Feb 4, 2010

    Maj. Gen. (P) Richard P. Formica, former commander of the Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, and Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, commanding general of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, take a break from CAPSTONE conference sessions at the U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., on Feb. 3.

  • Army leadership honors top Aviation units

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Four Army Aviation units received prestigious Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker Aviation Unit Awards at a Jan. 28 luncheon in conjunction with the 2010 Aviation Senior Leaders Conference. The awards, established after Parker's retirement in 1992, recognize units for excellence in leadership, training, maintenance and safety during the preceding fiscal year. The competition is open to active-duty and reserve component Aviation battalions.

  • '1st Lightning' Soldiers support Wildcats on 'GameDay'

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kans-A partnership became stronger Jan. 30. More than 150 Soldiers serving with the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division showed up at Bramlage Coliseum, home of the Kansas State University Wildcats men's basketball team, to support the Wildcats on ESPN's nationally televised College GameDay show. The hour-long show is a pre-game broadcast, featuring college basketball analysts Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps, Reece Davis and Hubert Davis, who hash out the day's predictions and highlight the stand-out players in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's basketball program.

  • Fort Rucker air traffic service Soldier, unit earn AAAA awards

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Aviation Branch leaders recognized a Fort Rucker unit and Soldier for their 2009 achievements during the Aviation Senior Leaders Dinner and annual Army Aviation Association of America Awards Presentation at The Landing Jan. 28.

  • Army leadership: Manned-unmanned aircraft systems teaming saves lives

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- MUM was the word at the Manned-Unmanned Teaming session during the Aviation Senior Leaders Conference Jan. 27. Panel members turned attendees' focus to the "eyes of the Army" - Unmanned Aircraft Systems - and the communication in theater of unmanned aircraft systems with manned systems.

  • Army senior leaders discuss air-ground operations integration future, challenges

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A panel of Army senior leaders discussed air-ground integration at Fort Rucker Jan. 28 during the 2010 Army Aviation Senior Leaders Conference.

  • 'A Full Spectrum Capability' -- Leaders navigate state of Aviation Branch during conferenc

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Nearly 300 leaders, including 28 retired general officers and 14 current general officers, descended onto Fort Rucker for the 2010 Aviation Senior Leaders Conference, Jan. 26-29.

  • Army Fiscal Year 2011 budget request

    Feb 4, 2010

  • Top Army "gamers" to share best practices, ideas at February conference

    Feb 4, 2010

    To help enhance its computer based games for training efforts, the U.S. Army will bring together about 150 of its best Virtual Battlespace 2 players and developers from around the country in late February.

  • Detroit Arsenal Safety Office Partners for Success

    Feb 4, 2010

    Installation safety offices partner to provide an opportunity for total program management.

  • Program educates civilian leaders

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- While U.S. armed forces continue to fight wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and help maintain peace around the globe, the nation's military civilian workforce is also growing rapidly.

  • First lieutenant goes to Washington

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When 104 high school students from across the country descend on Washington this March to participate in the U.S. Senate Youth Program, one Fort Jackson Soldier will be there to welcome them.

  • Company commander dies in car crash

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Jackson community will pay tribute to one of its Soldiers in a memorial service 9 a.m. today at the Post Theater. Capt. Tony Brannon, commander of Company E, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, was killed Saturday night in a car accident.

  • Civilian leaves legacy of dedication, compassion

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- To his co-workers at the Network Enterprise Center (then the Directorate of Information Management), Donald Martin was known as a hardcore Tennessee Volunteers fan. His car was easily recognizable - it sported a Tennessee vanity plate on the front - and he routinely wore his school's color, orange.

  • BCT overhaul: Changes coming to Basic Combat Training

    Feb 4, 2010

    Basic Combat Training is getting ready for some major changes to reflect the modern battlefield, said Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training.

  • Grafenwoehr students raise money to support Haitian efforts

    Feb 4, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Jason Garcia, a kindergarten student at Netzaberg Elementary School, held a small amount of change in his hands.

  • Georgia National Guardsmen open radio stations to give Afghans their own voice

    Feb 4, 2010

    In a perfect world, accurate information would be as close as a radio. For a country at war, accurate information is invaluable.

  • Defense review foresees long-term role for National Guard

    Feb 4, 2010

    A National Guard that has been vital to national defense for the past eight years will remain an operational force, according to the Department of Defense's 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review released earlier this week.

  • More Campbell troops to deploy to Afghanistan

    Feb 4, 2010

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Afghanistan as part of the surge of American troops into that country, Defense Department officials said Tuesday.

  • 3 killed in U.S. Army Europe UH-60 helicopter crash

    Feb 4, 2010

    Three U.S. Army Europe Soldiers died Feb. 3 when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed northeast of Mannheim, Germany.

  • Wounded Soldier still longs to fight, contribute to Army mission

    Feb 4, 2010

    Two years ago, Spc. Jeffrey Jamaleldine was still recovering from a bullet wound to the face, wondering if he'd ever get back into the action of fighting.

  • Kaiserslautern 'Paws & Pals' build reading skills

    Feb 4, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's main library on Landstuhl Regional Medical Center has gone to the dogs - but only from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month. Man's best friend is the star attraction of the garrison's new Paws & Pals reading program. A first for Army Europe libraries, Paws & Pals pairs young readers with volunteer dogs to build children's confidence in reading, said Shawn Friend-Begin, the garrison's supervisory librarian.

  • USACE Gulf Region District builds training facility for Iraqi corrections officers

    Feb 4, 2010

    Training Tactical Operations Center near Baghdad will train Iraqi corrections officers on managing daily operations of internment facility, prepare Iraqi corrections officers for a smooth transition.

  • Family Child Care provides a home away from home

    Feb 4, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Finding the appropriate day care program for your child can be a challenge sometimes, but people who are interested in providing child care, can also face the difficulty of deciding which childcare they want to provide.

  • Across the world

    Feb 4, 2010

    Story highlights an x-ray tech with the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division who worked as a missionary for six years after serving one enlistment as a medic.

  • First CG10 MEDCAP brings together 6 nations to treat patients

    Feb 4, 2010

    This was the first of several MEDCAP sites scheduled throughout the course of the exercise. The MEDCAP sites will bring together doctors, dentists and veterinarians from the armed forces of Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Thailand and the United States.

  • Senior Tanzanian general visits U.S. Army Africa

    Feb 4, 2010

    Leaders from U.S. Army Africa welcomed Maj. Gen. Wynjones Matthew Kisamba to the command headquarters at Caserma Ederle on Jan. 27, 2010.

  • Friday night fights

    Feb 3, 2010

    Story highlights 'Friday Night Fights' at Contingency Operating Base Adder in southern Iraq.

  • Fort Riley's Warrior Adventure Quest program builds resiliency

    Feb 3, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Soldiers from the Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, honed their battle skills and worked off some stress by playing paintball Jan. 21 at Building 7224, as part of the Warrior Adventure Quest program.

  • USAREC seeks out prospective Army recruiters

    Feb 3, 2010

    Long hours, overbearing station commanders, seven-day work weeks and strict quotas. These are stereotypes typically associated with being a recruiter for the United States Army. Although recruiting can be challenging, being a 79R is one of the most rewarding assignments in the military, and Sgt. 1st Class Marion Phinazee knows this better than most. "There's nothing greater than when you see a young individual and you get to help them out," said Phinazee, a seasoned Army recruiter now attached to the United States Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Ky. "As a human being, as a Soldier, there's nothing greater that you can do than to help someone." Sgt. 1st Class Wallace Bias and Sgt. 1st Class Marion Phinazee, USAREC, Fort Knox, Ky., both Army recruiters for the past 11 years, briefed prospective recruiters at the Soldier Development Center from Feb. 2 - 4.

  • U.S. Army Europe UH-60 helicopter crashes near Mannheim

    Feb 3, 2010

    U.S. Army Europe UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash

  • First Team honors fallen comrades

    Feb 3, 2010

  • About FORSCOM

    Feb 3, 2010

    Homepage left navigation bar link to staff organization chart.

  • Battle Command Training Center-Leavenworth

    Feb 3, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Battle Command Training Center-Leavenworth provides battle command and staff training and training support to Army National Guard (ARNG) Soldiers and units prior to mobilization AcE+' preparing for full spectrum operations in a joint, interagency, intergovernmenta, and multinational environment. The center is a federal field operating agency of the ARNG with more than 100 personnel at its 42-acre campus at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. The training complex hosts Division Warfighter Exercises and can accommodate other large command post exercises. This includes two field training sites totaling 2.9 acres with power and communications infrastructure - enough room for two brigade tactical operations centers (TOCs)

  • NCO SPOTLIGHT: Staff Sgt. Myrna Ojeda

    Feb 3, 2010

  • Good Samaritans help trapped accident victim

    Feb 3, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Tammy Hiser, a registered nurse who works in the Joint Theater Trauma Registry at Fort Knox's Ireland Army Community Hospital, was riding with fellow Fort Knox employees Tuesday morning in a commuter van from Louisville to Knox.

  • Pharmacy renovation addds automation

    Feb 3, 2010

    Fort Knox recently completed a renovation for the PX pharmacy which processes roughly 1,000 prescriptions each day. The renovation required losing some space in the waiting area to accommodate the Intellicab system, but the trade-off is well worth it, according to the pharmacy staff.

  • Detroit youth community service projects valued at $11,984

    Feb 3, 2010

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. Aca,!" By volunteering, youth can exhibit an exemplary level of commitment. Plus they can make a difference for their community and their country.

  • USAMU set to host Army Small Arms Championships

    Feb 3, 2010

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, will host the 2010 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships, the 'All-Army,' Feb. 20-27. Training and competitions are open to all Soldiers of any rank in the entire Army formation, including West Point and college ROTC cadets, Army Reservists and National Guardsmen.

  • Anbar graduates 45 police from civil-disturbance course

    Feb 3, 2010

    Top U.S. and Iraqi security officials presided over the graduation of 45 Iraqi policemen from a civil-disturbance course taught by partnered American and Iraqi instructors at the Ramadi Training Center Jan. 28.

  • Former Iowa Army National Guardsman to Lead New York National Guard

    Feb 3, 2010

    ALBANY--Governor David A. Paterson announced today that he has appointed Brigadier General Patrick Murphy, a former Iowa Army National Guard officer, as the 52nd Adjutant General of New York State, to replace Major General Joseph Taluto upon his retirement on February 14. "Brigadier General Murphy is an outstanding officer who brings with him a wealth of experience integrating the National Guard and active military components into State emergency and security planning, homeland defense, and anti-terrorism activities," Governor Paterson said. "He has played a critical role in the New York National Guard's response to flooding in Western New York, providing emergency aid to other states, and refocusing the National Guard's Joint Task Force Empire Shield into a more capable security force in New York City."

  • Rev. Jesse Jackson visits Wiesbaden servicemembers, families

    Feb 3, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Rev. Jesse Jackson visited U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Feb. 3 as part of the garrison's Black History Month observances. Jackson spent time talking to community members after speaking at the event.

  • Crane employee selected as Army 'Suggester of the Year'

    Feb 3, 2010

    The U.S. Army selected Crane Army Ammunition Activity employee James Gardner as its 2009 Civilian Suggester of the Year for his suggestion that saved the Army more than $600,000 a year.

  • Portable ultrasound empowers Special Forces medics

    Feb 3, 2010

    Special Forces medics with 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), at Fort Bragg, N.C., are empowered by their use of portable ultrasound machines on the battlefield.

  • FORSCOM recognizes 69th ADA culinary team for excellence in food service competition

    Feb 3, 2010

    At Fort Hood, a post packed with tankers, cavalry troops and infantry grunts, even cooks have their place. As the sole providers of hot chow while units train in the field and labor in combat zones, food service specialists uphold a vital mission that helps set the foundation for success on the battlefield. Quite literally, they fuel the Army. A team of hard-charging food service Soldiers from Fort Hood's own 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade is certainly no exception to excellence when it comes to serving food. From March to November 2009, the team changed its pace a bit and dished up some stiff competition in the 42nd annual, Army-wide Phillip A. Connelly Competition for Excellence in Food Service. Gen. Charles Campbell, the commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, recognized the seven-man team of Soldiers Tuesday at III Corps' headquarters building for taking top honors at the FORSCOM level in June 2009 and finishing as the runner-up team for the Department of the Army just four months later.

  • 1st Infantry Division takes command of United States Division-South

    Feb 3, 2010

    Story highlights the transfer of authority ceremony between the 1st Infantry Division and 34th Infantry Division in southern Iraq at the helm of United States Division-South. This concludes a ten-month tenure for the 34th Inf. Div., a Minnesota National Guard division.

  • Army R&D, PEO partner to train deploying Soldiers on new technology

    Feb 3, 2010

    At the request of 1st Army East, the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center Warfighter Support Office and the Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications Tactical Northeast Regional Response Center trained the Vermont National Guard's 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team "Mountain" on the Global Rapid Response Information Package. Very few brigades in the Army have been trained on the GRRIP, and the 86th is the first National Guard Brigade to receive this training. 1st Army East had difficulties finding subject matter experts because the GRRIP is not part of a program of record so it has no formal Army support system.

  • CSA checks training of new 'combat advisors' at JRTC

    Feb 3, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited the newly organized 162nd Infantry Brigade, responsible for training combat advisors for Iraq and Afghanistan, during his trip to the Joint Readiness Training Center, Jan. 29.

  • Former Air Force enlisted chief discusses leadership with Wiesbaden Airmen

    Feb 3, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "We don't need lemmings today in the Air Force; we need people who will challenge us." A,A That's one of the many observations retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Sam E. Parish shared with members of the Hessen Military Community Top 3 during a luncheon at the Wiesbaden Dining Facility Jan. 15.

  • Panel to explore ending 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

    Feb 3, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates Tuesday established a Defense Department panel to prepare the military for the potential elimination of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that bans openly gay people from serving in the armed forces.

  • NFL stars and vets support injured servicemembers

    Feb 3, 2010

    Scientists, researchers and former NFL players have joined together to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and brain injuries.

  • Engineer brigade's security detachment hone skills in austere conditions

    Feb 3, 2010

    In the early morning hours of Jan. 27, Soldiers from 18th Engineer Brigade's Personal Security Detachment rose from their snow-covered tents and began what would be another long day at the Lampertheim Training Area in Mannheim, Germany.

  • Protecting the future of Iraq: Soldiers prepare for elections

    Feb 3, 2010

    The future of Iraq will be decided when Iraqi voters head to the polls March 7, and the Iraqi Security Forces are training to ensure those polling stations are safe.

  • Wagonmasters deliver school supplies to Iraqi children

    Feb 3, 2010

    JEDELLAH SOFLA, Iraq - Members of the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) delivered boxes of school supplies to Iraqi children Jan. 20 in Jedellah Sofla, a small village near Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Iraq.

  • Electricity 101 for 9th IA

    Feb 3, 2010

    When Maj. Ralph Pickett arrived at Joint Service Station al-Rasheed the third week of January, he discovered that the building he would teach his classes in had no power, no running water, and the classroom offered little in the way of natural lighting. Undaunted, the Easthampton, Mass., native, who works as a civilian mechanical contractor back home, jumped in with both feet to set up a 40-hour class on electricity; determined to teach his 9th Iraqi Army Field Regiment students how to safely work with power.

  • Retention sergeants work to better Soldiers' careers

    Feb 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers deployed overseas countdown to the day they can return home to their families and friends.

  • New oil service center to open at JBB

    Feb 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - A new oil service center, owned and operated by local nationals, is scheduled to open Feb. 8 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Army leaders meet to discuss drawdown plans

    Feb 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) command staff hosted a conference to discuss training and logistic operations in the next six months Jan. 26 at the Oasis dining facility in the Sgt. Audie Murphy room at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • 1-38 Infantry Soldiers help train Iraqi recruits for elite team

    Feb 3, 2010

    Members of a highly-trained fighting force called the Strike Team, an elite direct action force for Karkh Area Command, are always seeking self improvement and training opportunities with new recruits to add to their numbers. Since December 2009, 2nd Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, has been closely partnered with the Strike Team, advising them and providing support for training and operations.

  • Wiesbaden Soldier, Family quality of life

    Feb 3, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Gen. Carter Ham, commandero of U.S. Army Europe, visited Child, Youth and School Services facilities in U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden during a daylong visit to discuss Soldier and Family quality-of-life issues and examine ongoing transformation.

  • Use of U.S. dollar in Iraq being reduced to stimulate local currency, economy

    Feb 3, 2010

    U.S. currency may soon become difficult to find in Iraq as part of an effort to protect Soldiers and increase the value of the Iraqi dinar.

  • Maj. Gen. Allyn discusses role of U.S. forces in Haiti

    Feb 2, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, Joint Task Force Haiti and XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C., deputy commanding general, talked about the U.S. military's role in Haiti at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince Feb. 1.

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