Archive: Feb 2010

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  • Program captures struggle of African Americans, shows strength of country's diversity

    Jan 20, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- (Feb. 19) African-American achievement and black history as American history were the focus of an African-American History Month program held Feb. 11, on Fort Lee, Va.

  • AFP, Local Government and JSOTF-P Treat 450 Patients at Medical and Dental Project

    Feb 18, 2010

    JOLO, Philippines- Sulu Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Joint Task Force Comet and the Joint Special Operation Task Force-Philippines teamed up with staff from Notre Dame of Jolo College to hold a Medical and Dental Civic Action Project in Jolo municipality Feb. 16.

  • This week at the 49th Missile Defense BN

    Feb 18, 2010

    Weekly submissions from the 49th Missile Defense BN at Fort Greely, Alaska. This Alaska Army National Guard unit operates and secures the nation's operational arm of the balistic missile defense system.

  • JSOTF-P Selected for Civil Affairs Evaluation Test Program

    Feb 18, 2010

    ZAMBOANGA, Philippines- U.S. service members and supporting contractors from the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Joint Test and Evaluation (JT&E) Program selected the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P) as the location for a 30-day field test of newly developed civil information management procedures Jan. 15-Feb. 15.

  • Italians take the lead in rubble removal mission on the streets of Port-au-Prince

    Feb 18, 2010

    Paratroopers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team have partnered with Italian soldiers and the Center of National Equipment to clear rubble from the streets of Port-au-Prince. The troopers are pulling security on the site and assisting with the removal, but the Italians have much better assets for the job. Troopers are trying to show the Italians how to work with the Haitian government and local police to secure the areas of rubble removal so the Italians can take control of the mission.

  • Presidio of Monterey observes Black History Month

    Feb 18, 2010

    Presidio of Monterey, Calif. -- An hour-long program of information and entertainment in observance of Black History Month was conducted Feb. 17 at the Presidio of Monterey as part of the nationwide celebration throughout February of the contributions African Americans have made to the United States and the world.

  • Tax center benefits Soldiers and Families

    Feb 18, 2010

  • Post celebrates black economic empowerment

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "Don't buy what you don't need; pay your bills on time; save and invest - financial empowerment begins with you."

  • Fully trained & feeling lucky: Soldiers carry good luck charms

    Feb 18, 2010

  • Leasing manager focuses on customer service

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Sylvia Haynes is bringing the "cutting edge" to Fort Benning housing.

  • Fort Benning Women's Conference: Aromatherapy

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Want to de-stress and stave off anxiety' Just remember: grapefruit and lavender.

  • 101st CAB prove valor at Firebase Ripcord

    Feb 18, 2010

    In July 1970, the 101st Aviation Group, currently the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, was awarded the Valorous Unit Award in Thua Thein Province, Vietnam, for their success in extracting personnel and materiel from Fire Support Base Ripcord.

  • 75th Ranger Regt. posts 40-38 win

    Feb 18, 2010

    The Rangers rallied in the final minute of the game Tuesday at Kefurt Fitness Center to take a 40-38 win over the Red Dogs. The Rangers of the 75th Ranger Regiment and the Red Dogs of 4th Battalion, 330th Infantry Regt., battled back and forth in the early minutes of the game until the Rangers' Bret Roberson broke the stalemate giving the Rangers their first lead of the game at 11-9 with eight minutes remaining in the first half. The Rangers held on to lead 18-14 at the half.

  • 'Legacy' families offered new start

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Blair Tucker is looking forward to the return of her husband, SFC Jammie Tucker, currently deployed with the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team in Iraq. When he arrives for R&R in July, she'll be welcoming him to a brand new home in Patton Village.

  • Mountain bike race set for March 6

    Feb 18, 2010

    Cyclists of all ages are invited to participate in Chasing the Cure, a short track cross-country mountain bike race March 6 at Flat Rock Park in Columbus. The multi-lap race will include a wide-open single track, tight single track and a flat rock crossing. The race will have 17 classes from beginners to experts. The top three cyclists in each class will receive medals and prizes.

  • Swim club open to beginners, experts

    Feb 18, 2010

    There's a new Master's Swim Club at Fort Benning that meets from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Briant Wells pool. The yearround club, which began in January, is open to Soldiers, civilians and family members ages 18 and older. The club was created because of the high demand, said Katelyn McConnell, swim club coach. "We had people coming to adult swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Smith (Fitness Center) who didn't need help swimming, but said they just wanted a chance to swim," McConnell said. SGM(R) George Gurrola, who works with the Soldier Requirements Division, said he was excited when he found out there would be a Master's Swim Club on post, he said. Gurrola said he is participating in two full-length ironman triathlons, three half ironman triathlons, and an Olympic distance competition this year.

  • 'Sounds of Freedom' formations among features at Great Aloha Run, Presidents' Day

    Feb 18, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - 2010 is another banner year for Soldiers participating in the Great Aloha Run.

  • Diamond Brigade Soldiers heading to Haiti

    Feb 18, 2010

  • Fort Rucker officials break ground on new post chapel

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- With a toss of some cold, red Alabama clay, Fort Rucker and Army construction leaders officially broke ground on a new 22,600-square foot chapel at Guthrie Airfield Tuesday.

  • USAG-HI falls for the lure of freshwater fishing

    Feb 18, 2010

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii - The Outdoor Recreation Center's Freshwater Fishing Tournament attracted a small number of military and civilian personnel, here, to the shores of Lake Wilson, where seasoned anglers tried their luck at snaring the longest game fish in the inaugural tag-and-release event, Jan. 30.

  • Mountain Post loses member in avalanche

    Feb 18, 2010

  • Traffic flow to change at interchange

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Post personnel using the Eisenhower Interchange will have to change their traffic patterns beginning March 1.

  • Valverde

    Feb 18, 2010

    How the West was Lost!

  • Spiritual guidance-Fort Rucker community prays for servicemembers, nation

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Building spiritual resiliency to overcome life's struggles was the message impressed upon more than 300 National Prayer Breakfast attendees by Chaplain (Col.) David Smartt, Installation Management Command command chaplain, at The Landing Feb. 11.

  • USAMU wraps up pistol, rifle championships

    Feb 18, 2010

    More than 100 Soldiers and Cadets braved the cold, rain and wind over the course of two weeks to participate in the Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence Pistol and Rifle Championships Feb. 3-11, hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. "The USAMU is extremely proud to host these championships," USAMU commander LTC Daniel Hodne said. "Competitions like this are very rare in the U.S. Army. They all had a great opportunity to train with the absolute best shooters and marksmanship instructors in the world and employ their skills in competition."

  • Got change' Donate it to Pennies for Patients

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (Feb. 19, 2010) - Students at E.A. White Elementary School are collecting change to help Georgia residents diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The Pennies for Patients campaign kicked off Feb. 8. The three-week campaign helps provide funding for research, financial aid and support programs.

  • McClaflin optimistic about change

    Feb 18, 2010

    United States Army Infantry School command sergeant major, CSM Steven W. McClaflin, said he is hopeful about the changes currently underway at Fort Benning.

  • Antiterrorism Family Awareness

    Feb 18, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army's antiterrorism (AT) program protects Army communities against terrorist acts. Family members represent a special group included within our protection efforts. During the 3rd quarter, fiscal year 2010 (Q3/FY10,) the Army's AT awareness theme focuses on enhancing family awareness about the indicators of possible terrorist activity and how to report suspicious behavior.

  • New CSM assigned to Infantry school

    Feb 18, 2010

    CSM Steven W. McClaflin became the top-ranking noncommissioned officer of the U.S. Army Infantry School during a change of responsibility ceremony Tuesday at Ridgway Hall.

  • From civilians to Soldiers

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (Feb. 19, 2010) - Basic training is designed to teach Army recruits the basic skills of a Soldier. The nine-week course pits them against both physical and mental obstacles and gives them the self-confidence to become the Army's future leaders. But for family members, friends and future recruits, what happens in basic training can feel like a mystery. In our nine-week series, we will follow the transition from civilian to Soldier of basic training recruits with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 192nd Infantry Brigade.

  • U.S. Army South to Support Customs Mission in Haiti

    Feb 18, 2010

    Fort Sam Houston, TX (February 18, 2010) : A six member team from U.S. Army South is on the way to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response to help facilitate the return of Soldiers and equipment currently deployed there. The team includes civilian and three Soldiers from the Provost Marshal's Office, and two Soldiers from the U.S. Army South Special Troops Battalion.

  • Lewis-McChord stands by Covenant commitment

    Feb 18, 2010

    JB LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - The Army is putting its money where its heart is through its commitment to Soldiers and families via the Army Family Covenant.

  • War hero, Ranger honored with memorial service

    Feb 18, 2010

    Current and former Army Rangers gathered Wednesday at the Ranger Memorial on Fort Benning to commemorate Medal of Honor recipient COL(R) Robert L. Howard.

  • Army raises more than $3.5 million for CFC

    Feb 18, 2010

    For the sixth year in a row, the Army in the nation's capital has contributed more than $3 million to the Combined Federal Campaign, the world's largest annual workplace charity program.

  • Hurricanes strike--intramural bowling season rolls along at Rucker Lanes

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Despite what team captain Steve Patch called a subpar effort, the Hurricanes bowled their way to high scores in intramural action Feb. 9.

  • 'Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps' marks 50th year

    Feb 18, 2010

    The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, founded Feb. 23, 1960, was created as an official ceremonial escort to the U.S. President.

  • Stanley takes command of Fort Rucker's 'Flatiron'

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Surrounded by 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment Air Ambulance Detachment Soldiers, distinguished guests and Family, Maj. James G. Stanley took command of the Aca,!A"FlatironAca,!A? unit from Lt. Col. Kyle A. Patterson Feb. 11.

  • Not all of DC shut down during 'Snowmageddon'

    Feb 18, 2010

    The Old Guard keeping watch regardless of the conditions.

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers Mobilize For Afghanistan

    Feb 18, 2010

    BUFFALO--More than 300 family members, public officials, veterans and friends from the community turned out to the Connecticut Street Armory here for a send off ceremony for members of the New York Army National Guard's 152nd Engineer Support Company. Eighty members of the Buffalo-based unit are joining other troops from the communities of Horseheads and Walton to deploy to Afghanistan as part the 827th Engineer Company. This will be the second overseas deployment for about 25 percent of the unit. The unit is comprised of various tradesmen, college students, public and private employees from the region. The unit's primary mission for Operation Enduring Freedom will be to build roads in the rugged and undeveloped regions of Eastern Afghanistan. During his remarks, the unit commander, Capt. Jeffrey Miles praised his soldiers hard work in preparing the mission as well as their performance during past state emergencies in the region including the floods which struck Western New York last August.

  • Challenging course awaits Fort Rucker cyclists Feb. 20

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Biking enthusiasts should prepare now for their annual shot to participate in the 10.5-mile West Beach Out and Back Road Bike race Feb. 20.

  • 10 new lake cabins to open in March

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area has 10 new cabins available to reserve beginning at the end of March. The cabins will be used by units one weekend a month for off-site retreats to enhance family wellness.

  • Army Family Covenant: Job, school assistance available for Monterey military spouses

    Feb 18, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" Help could be available for military spouses in the Monterey area seeking jobs or training.

  • The Old Guard supports the Daytona 500

    Feb 18, 2010

    The U.S. Army Drill Team and the Continental Color Guard of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) supports the Daytona 500 on Feb. 14.

  • Automation hopes to ease pharmacy wait times

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - According to the chief of pharmacy, the pharmacy at Reynolds Army Community Hospital handles two to three times more traffic than any retail pharmacy. They fill a minimum of 1,200-1,300 prescriptions a day and see 500-600 patients a day.

  • IED trainer helps prepare warfighters for Afghanistan

    Feb 18, 2010

    Beginning in February, Afghanistan bound Soldiers and servicemembers can access "ROC"-solid training to help counter improvised explosive device threats.

  • Keeping storm water clean for those downstream

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - Storm water is the runoff that occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over the ground.

  • Fort Sill celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - Dancing, a dramatic interpretation, music and a guest speaker informed and entertained almost 600 people at the Fort Sill Black History Month luncheon Feb. 11 at the Patriot Club.

  • Veterinary clinic at 'tail' end of its lifespan

    Feb 18, 2010

    Life may get a little "ruffer" (rougher) for pet owners on Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem with the scheduled reduction of services offered by the Fort McPherson Veterinary Treatment Facility. The facility will cease offering diagnosis, vaccines, heartworm tests and the sale of pet products after Wednesday, said Capt. Margaret Carl, doctor of veterinary medicine and clinic officer in charge. The reduction of services is due to the upcoming closure of Fort McPherson in September 2011 as part of BRAC.

  • Fort Sill selects Soldier, NCO of the Quarter

    Feb 18, 2010

    Fort Sill announces Soldiers, NCO of the Quarter

  • Commentary: Tough times don't last, tough people do

    Feb 18, 2010

    If there is one thing that life in the military has taught my family, it is this: Tough times don't last, tough people do.

  • STTC deploys Hip-Pocket Training to Haiti

    Feb 18, 2010

    The STTC Combat Medical Card Game has been deployed to joint service medical units operating in Haiti. The game is used for "hip pocket training" by combat medics during after duty hours and mission lulls. The game is used to "refresh" critical combat life saving skills by providing a lost-cost training aid that is easily distributed and transported into remote combat areas and austere operating areas in support of Army humanitarian missions.

  • U.S. Army Civil Affairs teams making a difference in Hinche

    Feb 18, 2010

    A civil affairs team from U.S. Army Special Operations Command along with United Nations officials and non-governmental organizations helped facilitate the distribution of food and medical aid Feb. 13 for more than 380 families from the Haitian city of Hinche.

  • Look for ways to beat the winter slump

    Feb 18, 2010

    For months we've been enduring shortened hours of daylight and colder temperatures. The past few weeks have given us prolonged periods of rain and several bouts of snow. And the first day of spring is still a full month away. It's enough to give you the blahs.

  • Purim brings time of celebration, perseverance

    Feb 18, 2010

    Purim is a celebration observed one month before Passover on the 14th day of the Jewish month of Adar II. This year, the Fast of Esther will be Thursday and Purim Feb. 28. Jews around the world will observe these two days, mentally preparing for Passover.

  • U.S. Special Operations service members respond to elementary school hit by landslide, four children

    Feb 18, 2010

    Four children are dead after a landslide hit an elementary school in Cap-Haitien around noon, Feb. 15.

  • Fort McPherson holds Valentine's Day 5-km run

    Feb 18, 2010

    Love hurts. So does running more than three miles in the bitter cold, but neither of these two facts kept 90 people from celebrating Valentine's Day in the typical Army way: by running a 5-km race. On Feb. 11, the Fort McPherson Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff held a Valentine's Day 5-km race to celebrate the holiday.

  • Fort Drum officials recognize contributions of Lean Six Sigma program, participants

    Feb 18, 2010

    Fort Drum and Lean Six Sigma program officials recently took time to recognize employees whose efforts resulted in $5.6 million in savings and cost avoidance (a measure of efficiency improvements) generated by the program during fiscal year 2009.

  • Community celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 18, 2010

    Guest speaker for the Black History Month observance was Kent Bolke, Fort Drum Historical Collection curator. He spoke about the brave struggle of "Triple Nickel" Soldiers of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, which was an all-black airborne unit of the U.S. Army during World War II.

  • 277th Aviation Support Battalion racks up three Army-level awards

    Feb 18, 2010

    Near the end of 2009, the unit submitted information for the Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker Award, the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence, and the Army Aviation Association of America's Logistics Support Unit of the Year in their respective categories.

  • Communities needs to give their new resident forums a try

    Feb 18, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army Hawaii Family Housing officials are hoping to see more Soldiers and their family members out at resident forums in the coming months, as the informational meeting - which, in large part, helps new military personnel adjust to life in Hawaii - begins its first full year of operation.

  • Tigersharks battalion reunites with 10th Mountain Division

    Feb 18, 2010

    The 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment "Tigersharks," a battalion that recently moved to Fort Drum from Fort Stewart, Ga., received an official welcome here as a unit of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade during an uncasing ceremony Feb. 5 in a hangar at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield.

  • Warriors take to the Canadian slopes for adaptive healing

    Feb 18, 2010

    Sgt. George Cloy's reentry into downhill skiing came nearly 20 years after his last run down a slope, and this time he was relearning to ski in phases while accommodating neck, back, shoulder and leg injuries. Cloy, a Warrior with Alpha Company, was one of four Warriors with the Warrior Transition Battalion, along with two spouses and two occupational therapy staff members, who went to Whistler, Canada, Jan. 22 to 25 to participate in adaptive skiing.

  • Integrated sensor technology provides Soldiers with full spectrum response

    Feb 18, 2010

  • MDW Command Sergeant Major Speaks with Cadets at Howard University

    Feb 18, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Michael W. Williams, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region / U.S. Army Military District of Washington, talked with ROTC Cadets from Howard University about the command as well as being a senior Noncommissioned Officer.

  • Civilians learn security, safety measures in preparation for deployment

    Feb 18, 2010

    The first iteration of a new course designed to better equip Department of Defense civilians for deployment wrapped up here Feb. 3.

  • Fort Drum DENTAC presents first International Continuing Education Day

    Feb 18, 2010

    The goal of the daylong event was to bring together dental professionals from around the area to enjoy some camaraderie, as well as to sharpen dental skills and knowledge with some of the latest information in various fields of dentistry.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers graduate Warrior Leader Course

    Feb 18, 2010

  • Cub Scouts mark centennial by assisting flag detail on post

    Feb 18, 2010

    To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, young Cub Scouts from Fort Drum's Pack 26 marched out of Hays Hall last week alongside Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team's flag detail to help fire the cannon and lower the flag during the retreat.

  • Logistics Commander Says Goodbye To 'Dream Job'

    Feb 18, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It's difficult for Col. James Rentz to talk about his impending retirement. After 30 years of challenging assignments, engaging command opportunities and rewarding professional relationships, trading in the green suit for civilian attire can seem rather daunting for a career Soldier. But, for Rentz, it's not so much a change in careers that is stressful and worrisome. Rather, it's saying farewell to an Army that has been pretty much his life since graduating as a Quartermaster Corps officer from the Citadel in 1980 and to an organization - the Logistics Support Activity -- that has provided him the opportunity to work in his "dream job." On Friday, he will officially retire during a 1 p.m. ceremony in Bob Jones Auditorium.

  • 2nd knowledge managementAca,!E+course graduates

    Feb 18, 2010

    Developed by the Battle Command Knowledge System, the four-week Army Knowledge Management Qualification Course prepares Soldiers to fill knowledge management roles throughout the Army, including KM sections at the division, corps and theater Army level. Military graduates of the course are awarded a Skill Identifier/Additional Skill Identifier of 1E, Knowledge Management Professional.

  • Post Paves Way To Future Growth

    Feb 18, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In a little less than a week, Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli will be showing his boss -- the commander of the Army's Installation Management Command -- why Redstone Arsenal and its Garrison employees are among the best in the Army. And, oh, what a show he will be able to present.

  • Soldier-athletes begin training on Olympic ice at Whistler Sliding Center

    Feb 18, 2010

    Soldiers competing on Team USA's two-man bobsled squads were delighted to resume their Olympic training Wednesday night at Whistler Sliding Center.

  • After 20 years, Jamaican officers reunite at CGSC

    Feb 18, 2010

    Two childhood friends from Jamaica are reunited more than 20 years later in Kansas as officers and students in Intermediate Level Education class 2010-02 at Fort Leavenworth's Command and General Staff College. Maj. Radgh Mason, an infantry officer in the Jamaica Defence Force, and Maj. Hugh Charles-Walters, a U.S. Army artillery officer, grew up together one street apart in the Cooreville Gardens community of Kingston, but lost contact with each other after high school.

  • Echo/169th continues support with regular blood donations

    Feb 18, 2010

    Fort Belvoir's Echo Company, 169th Engineer Battalion hosted another blood collection Friday in conjunction with the Armed Services Blood Program. Soldiers in the company donate to ASBP every nine weeks or every other month.

  • AMC's deputy commanding general, Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury will moderate panel, host media op

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, will moderate the panel discussion, "Resetting the Force While Conducting Responsible Draw Down" at the annual Association of the United States Army's Winter Symposium and Exposition at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center Feb. 25.

  • Soldiers visit hospitalized veterans

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Soldiers from Fort Leavenworth visited and shared stories with earlier generations of service members as part of the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Feb. 11 at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Leavenworth, Kan.

  • AMC's commanding general, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody to speak, host media opportunity at AUSA

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, will present the "Army Materiel Command Perspective" at the annual Association of the United States Army's Winter Symposium and Exposition at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center Feb. 25.

  • Aileen Cole Stewart: Black pioneer of the Army Nursing Corps

    Feb 18, 2010

    Aileen Cole, a graduate of Washington, D.C.'s Freedman Hospital School of Nursing, always considered herself a pioneer. As one of the first black Army Nursing Corps nurses, she was always eager to serve. She received her nursing certificate in 1917 after three years' study.

  • AMC to demonstrate warfighter technologies at Winter AUSA

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va.- The U.S. Army Materiel Command will showcase a plethora of new technologies that directly support the warfighter during the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium and Exposition Feb. 24-26 at the Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Lending a hand wherever possible

    Feb 18, 2010

    The loss of a loved one can be heart-wrenching. It's a feeling military families know all too well as their husbands, wives, sons and daughters go off to defend their nation for the greater good.

  • Military-themed films increase appreciation for servicemembers in Hollywood

    Feb 18, 2010

    With flashing cameras and blinding spotlights all around, nominees of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards braved the media during the 29th Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 15.

  • Iraqi Army's UAVs give troops the big picture

    Feb 18, 2010

    The RQ-11 Raven miniature unmanned aerial vehicle provides Iraqi troops on the ground quick, accurate aerial surveillance to support operations and assess potential threats. With a 6-mile range and the ability to see over a large area, forces on the ground can use the information to maneuver, locate targets and gain intelligence vital to their mission.

  • 80th Training Command first Reserve unit to earn Safety Streamer

    Feb 18, 2010

    The 80th Training Command, the Army's third largest Army Reserve unit, became the first Reserve unit to receive the Army Safety Excellence streamer during a ceremony Jan. 30 in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Heidelberg's Army Continuing Education System soldiers on despite cuts

    Feb 18, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Recent financial cuts to the budget for the Army's continuing education system have hit education centers in Europe, but despite the changes, employees are learning to do more with less and remain focused on making sure that every customer that walks through their doors is helped.

  • Civil affairs team helps strengthen U.N., Government of Haiti, NGO network in St. Marc

    Feb 18, 2010

    A Joint Forces Special Operations Component Command civil affairs team assigned to St. Marc is achieving success in strengthening the network of non-governmental organizations, MINUSTAH and Government of Haiti members that will continue to operate as the U.S. military reduces its role.

  • DOD turns to the future for Black History Month

    Feb 18, 2010

    Black History month is celebrated in the United States and throughout the world on military installations in February. For this year's celebration, the Department of Defense turns to the future with the theme of "Reaching Out to Youth: A Strategy for Excellence." Reaching out to youth of all races and backgrounds is what the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Equal Opportunity Officer Terri Guy does when she gets the chance - any month - for many years.

  • Soldiers bring fresh, clean water to Haiti

    Feb 18, 2010

    Since they arrived last month, some American Soldiers here have been saving lives by purifying and distributing clean water.

  • Military Saves Week to culminate year-long campaign

    Feb 18, 2010

    Monday marks the start of the annual Military Saves Week, the culmination of a year-long Department of Defense financial readiness campaign.

  • Army Emergency Relief Campaign set to begin

    Feb 18, 2010

    BAMBERG, Germany - The 2010 Army Emergency Relief Campaign will begin March 1 at Warner Barracks, and Armywide.

  • Civil affairs team helps strengthen U.N., Government of Haiti, NGO network in St. Marc

    Feb 18, 2010

    A Joint Forces Special Operations Component Command civil affairs team assigned to St. Marc is achieving success in strengthening the network of non-governmental organizations, MINUSTAH and Government of Haiti members that will continue to operate as the U.S. military reduces its role.

  • Shoplifting hurts futures, families, communities

    Feb 18, 2010

    Don Gwinn doesn't want to see them in his office later, so he faces the audience, walking back and forth, and up and down the middle aisle, determined to make eye-contact with hundreds of students. "(Loss prevention briefings) are a proactive effort to get the word out to the kids and let them know what the ramifications are for shoplifting," said Gwinn, the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's civilian misconduct officer, who handles reported cases of crimes committed by U.S. Army-affiliated civilians receiving logistical support within the Kaiserslautern military community.

  • Confused about mobile phone plans abroad' Language barrier on tariffs, plans could cost U.S. pe

    Feb 18, 2010

    Selecting the right mobile phone carrier and plan while living overseas can be challenging for U.S. personnel. Mobile phone contracts can cost customers big money, especially when there is a language barrier and a misunderstanding occurs between a customer and sales representative.

  • USACE joint effort reinvents water towers in Afghanistan

    Feb 18, 2010

    Mobile District and Afghanistan Engineer District-North develop a design to solve many problems. Water towers to support Afghan National Police stations use prefab parts, basic materials and simple assembly - and can be transported by donkey through AfghanistanAca,!a,,cs mountainous terrain.

  • One Small Act Can Change the Course of A Nation

    Feb 18, 2010

  • Ash Wednesday

    Feb 18, 2010

    Chaplains lead Soldiers and Family members around the world in a celebration of Ash Wednesday. Ocurring forty-six days before Easter and marking the first day of Lent, ashes are usually placed in the sign of the cross as a sign of repentance.

  • CCAD personnel at ANAD for LMP support

    Feb 18, 2010

    A sister depot in the Lone Star State is supporting operations here as Anniston Army Depot prepares to take part in Army Materiel Command's third and final deployment cycle of the Logistics Modernization Program.

  • Forester keeps watchful eye on Anniston Army Depot trees

    Feb 18, 2010

    In 2009, two timber sales were held at Anniston Army Depot, bringing $79,040.73 to the U.S. Army General Fund Budget Clearing Account, which is managed by Defense, Finance and Accounting Services. Another two sales are currently in progress in the Ammunition Limited Area and have already brought in $20,000 in 2010.

  • New ACS director comes home to northeast Alabama

    Feb 18, 2010

    She may have come to the depot from Europe, but for Tawania Brulles, the installation's new Army Community Service director, accepting the job here was like coming home.

  • IMCOM-Europe rolls out sport bike rider safety course

    Feb 18, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - An Army-wide safety campaign to "Fight the Risk" is behind the handlebars of a new motorcycle safety course being held in Europe to increase safety knowledge of military sport bike riders. U.S. Army Garrison Livorno's Camp Darby in Italy was the first location in Installation Management Command-Europe this year to offer the Military Sport Bike Rider Courses - MSRC - Feb. 19, according to officials.

  • 'Triple Nickles' recall days of segregated Army

    Feb 18, 2010

    In 1946, 18-year-old Charles Stevens enlisted in the Army to provide a better life for his wife and new baby. He trained to be a medical administrator and was sent to Alaska for his first assignment in an all-black battalion.

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