Archive: Feb 2010

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  • Concert delivers 'I. A.M. Strong' message

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- More than 2,200 Soldiers in Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training gathered at the Solomon Center Monday to be entertained and educated by performers of the I. A.M. Strong Tour. The Army's I. A.M. Strong program encourages Soldiers to intervene, act and motivate others to prevent sexual harassment and assault among the ranks.

  • Marking time: Sign marks state's first integrated elementary school

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson will be recognized for one of its leading roles in desegregation when a historical marker is unveiled in front of the first integrated elementary school in South Carolina.

  • Workshops offer special needs help

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Before moving here, Maritza McCormick heard that Fort Jackson was the optimal duty station for families with special needs.

  • White out: Rare snowfall hits area

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When Ralph Jones, a retiree, made plans to visit his grandchildren last weekend, it is doubtful he anticipated another road hazard -- snow.

  • Corps of Engineers helps Afghan government with security infrastructure

    Feb 18, 2010

    The Afghanistan Engineer District-North handed the keys to 13 new buildings at an Afghanistan National Army base to Afghan officials.

  • New unmanned aerial system tests advanced missile

    Feb 18, 2010

    The Army's newest and most advanced Unmanned Aircraft System has successfully completed a series of tests with a missile specially engineered to fire from a UAV with a 360-degree targeting ability.

  • Army emphasizes prototyping, incremental development

    Feb 18, 2010

    Army leaders said testing, prototyping and incremental development are needed to ensure the successful and rapid delivery of goods and services to warfighters in months and years ahead.

  • Press conference reveals progress in Babil

    Feb 18, 2010

    Key leaders with the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team and the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, held a press conference Feb. 15, 2010, at Forward Operating Base Kalsu, to present U.S. personnel to the Iraqi media and discuss current and future efforts in rebuilding Iraq's essential services. "It's important to keep an open relationship with the people of Iraq," said Maj. Jim Hathaway, operations officer with the 2nd Bn., 69th AR, during his opening remarks. After Hathaway Rick Roberts, Babil PRT team leader, spoke. "We are meeting not just as friends but as partners," he said, "And like all friends and partners, we need to talk."

  • American Samoan to American Pacific Islander raises hand for U.S. citizenship

    Feb 18, 2010

    For Private 1st Class. Lata Pitolau, a unit supply specialist assigned to 1st Brigade Combat Team-Augmented, 3rd Infantry Division, becoming a U.S. citizen in the ceremony has provided her some additional rights. The American Samoa native grew up enjoyin

  • Commercial Movement Division manages Iraqi transportation companies

    Feb 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - In the past seven months, the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) has aided in the expansion of Al Sequir's Iraqi Transportation Network and other companies that support the movement of equipment and supplies throughout Iraq.

  • Youths get inside look at potential careers during Job Shadow Day

    Feb 18, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Punxsutawney Phil wasn't the only one to see his shadow Feb. 2. Parents and mentors throughout U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden were shadowed by Department of Defense Dependents Schools students during Groundhog Job Shadow Day.

  • Assuring democracy through greater security

    Feb 18, 2010

    The Wasit province, south of Baghdad, is home to more than 250 polling stations that will be used in the upcoming Iraqi Parliamentary Election. Schools, Libraries and other local buildings are set to house the voting booths where Iraqis will determine their next government representatives. Although the primary security for the elections will be the Iraqi Police, U.S. forces continue to play a role in helping provide security to the province. For the 252nd Military Police Company of the Tennessee National Guard, the task of inspecting polling sites for security remains a priority.

  • Fuelers take pride in mission enhancement

    Feb 18, 2010

    Many people have spent a good part of their teenage years working at a gas station, with aspirations of moving on to something better. However, for some of the Soldiers with "A" Company, 412th Aviation Support Battalion, "pumping gas" is their priority, and they look forward to it every day. Taking their show on the road Dec. 26, 2009, they assumed the Forward Arming and Refueling Point at Forward Operating Site Garryowen. "We're like the gas station for aircraft," Staff Sgt. Terrence T. Adams, a fueler with "A" Co., 412th ASB, said, a hint of pride evident in his voice.

  • Operational Reserve

    Feb 17, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> An Operational Reserve provides operational capabilities and strategic depth to meet U.S. defense requirements across the full spectrum of conflict. In their operational roles, reserve components participate in a full range of missions according to their services' force-generation plans. Today's Army Reserve boasts an agile, flexible organizational structure that provides cohesive functional force packages when and where they are needed to achieve mission success.

  • Housing Assistance Program expands

    Feb 17, 2010

    Qualified applicants can now get help when they sell their homes directly - surviving spouses of the fallen may qualify for government purchase.

  • Carson LEEDs way with sustainable buildings

    Feb 17, 2010

    Building sustainable facilities is a thriving business at Fort Carson. Several new construction projects here have achieved the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold rating certification since late 2008.

  • White House Transportation Agency Celebrates Centennial

    Feb 17, 2010

    The White House Transportation Agency rolled out its fleet of executive vehicles on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, all to help celebrate 100 years of service. The day was not without meaning. The White House Garage was officially recognized as a unit exactly 100 years to the day-February 17, 1910.

  • DLIFLC Sailors meet PGA Tour player

    Feb 17, 2010

    Monterey Sailors (l-r) Keegan Skipper, Jessica Song, Sara Southwic, and Mary Wilson got to chat with PGA Tour player David Duval (Second from the left) during a practice round for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am last week.

  • Soldiers re-enlist on gridiron

    Feb 17, 2010

    When Soldiers re-enlist, it generally consists of them standing in front of the American flag, raising their right hand and being sworn in for yet another term of service to their country. However, the 759th Military Police Battalion went the extra mile to have their Soldiers re-enlist at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver.

  • Carson civilian making difference

    Feb 17, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Behind the scenes at the garrison are civilians whose daily efforts pave the way for the Soldiers and units to focus on the mission.

  • Army aviation plays key 'Moshtarak' role

    Feb 17, 2010

    When Operation Moshtarak kicked off Feb. 13, Army helicopter crews from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade inserted nearly 300 Marines and Afghan security forces into Marja, Afghanistan, under cover of darkness.

  • Military Saves highlights free resources for financial success

    Feb 17, 2010

    Monday marks the start of Military Saves Week, the culmination of the year-long Department of Defense Financial Readiness campaign meant to encourage Soldiers and their Families to establish positive fiscal management habits through savings and financial planning.

  • Soldiers train to protect VIPs

    Feb 17, 2010

  • Post EEO/EO awards presented

    Feb 17, 2010

    Fort Jackson, S.C. -- Several Fort Jackson civilians and Soldiers received awards Feb. 10 at the Equal Employment Opportunity committee meeting in the Post Conference Room. Jacquelyne Mayhue, Moncrief Army Community Hospital, was named the 2009 Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor of the Year Award and Frank Spang, U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, was named the 2009 EEO Supervisor of the Year.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' Soldiers showcase division talent at 2010 'Great Aloha Run'

    Feb 17, 2010

    Units, brigades, and battalions participated in an 8.5 mile run as the 25th Infantry Division took part in the 2010 Great Aloha Run, an annual 8.5-mile marathon run from Honolulu to the Aloha Stadium near Pearl City, Hawaii, Feb. 15.

  • Army Releases January Suicide Data

    Feb 17, 2010

  • Retirees continue to serve Carson military community

    Feb 17, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-The military retiree community in the El Paso County area is staying active and doing what it can to help not only their own, but active-duty members and their Families as well.

  • Tri-signed letter for African American History Month

    Feb 17, 2010

    "African American's role in preserving our Nation's liberty is steeped in countless acts of leadership, selflessness and sacrifice. In commemoration of their contributions, we encourage all units, agencies and Army activities to plan and execute appropriate commemorative activities to celebrate African American History Month." So ends the Tri-signed letter from Sgt. Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh.

  • Monarch hosts Fort Carson Day

    Feb 17, 2010

    MONARCH MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT, Colo. - As the sun rose above the Rocky Mountain peaks, three buses full of Mountain Post Soldiers and Families weaved their way through the serpentine mountain passes of Colorado Jan. 15.

  • New Missile Defense Complex building opens

    Feb 17, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell (center), commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, and Capt. Anthony Mortrud, commander, Alpha Company Military Police, cut the ceremonial ribbon at the opening of the new Alpha Company Headquarters Building on the Missile Defense Complex at Fort Greely, Alaska on Feb. 11. Col. Gregory Bowen, commander, 100th Missile Defense Brigade (GMD), and Lt. Col. Steve Carroll, commander, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, also look on. The new facility will allow the company command to be co-located with the Soldiers who work daily to secure the missile defense complex.

  • A tactical commander's vision of ideal communications

    Feb 17, 2010

    The ability to access Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) data from the platoon through brigade levels at any time and from any location is paramount to the successful execution of full spectrum operations.

  • Making science, technology, engineering and math fun

    Feb 17, 2010

    Did you know since 2002, the U.S. Army has awarded more than $6.7 million in prize money to top American students' Whoever said science, technology, engineering or math isn't fun has never had an opportunity to see the exciting things Army scientists and engineers do on a daily basis or participate in an eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • Technology continues to combat friendly fire casualties

    Feb 17, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- A variety of different technologies, including infrared and thermal optical systems, are being used to reduce the risk of friendly-fire casualties on the battlefield.

  • Teela starts too early, finishes 24th in Olympic biathlon pursuit

    Feb 17, 2010

    WHISTLER, British Columbia, Canada - U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program biathlete Sgt. Jeremy Teela was penalized for starting early and finished 24th in the Olympic men's 12.5-kilometer pursuit race on Tuesday.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' Soldiers display respect for Nation on President's Day

    Feb 17, 2010

    Soldiers fold the colors during a flag-lowering ceremony on President's Day at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Feb. 15.

  • Local Army Reserve Soldiers on American soil once again

    Feb 17, 2010

    Photo highlights for the 542nd Quartermaster Company's return from a year-long deployment in Iraq.

  • Pillsbury tours construction site, holds town hall

    Feb 17, 2010

    Lt. Gen. James Pillsbury, Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, visited Redstone Arsenal Feb. 12. During his visit he met toured the AMC headquarters construction site and held a Town Hall for the HQAMC-Forward employees.

  • Lockmaster's House Demolition One of Many Stimulus Projects Managed from New York District'

    Feb 17, 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District's Albany Field Office has received approximately $1.4 million to manage various repairs and improvements at the nearly one century old facility and approximately $2.5 million to manage other projects elsewhere in upstate New York.

  • Army swears in new financial management secretary

    Feb 17, 2010

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal administers the oath of office to Mary Sally Matiella, the newly appointed assistant secretary of the Army for financial management and comptroller, Feb. 16, 2010, at the Pentagon. Joyce Morrow, the administrative assistant to the secretary of the Army, assisted in the swearing-in ceremony.

  • Monterey Town Hall meetings set for Feb. 17-18

    Feb 17, 2010

    Monterey Town Hall meetings set for Feb. 17-18

  • Sergeant leads U.S. team with 24th place in biathlon pursuit

    Feb 17, 2010

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program biathlete Sgt. Jeremy Teela was penalized for starting early and finished 24th in the Olympic men's 12.5-kilometer pursuit race Tuesday.

  • 470th Military Intelligence Brigade deploys Soldiers to Afghanistan

    Feb 17, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Feb. 15, 2010) - When a number of Soldiers of the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade embraced their spouses this Valentine's Day weekend, they were also saying goodbye.

  • Troops in Haiti remember fallen

    Feb 17, 2010

    Exactly 30 days after the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti, U.S. servicemembers paused Friday to remember those who perished in the disaster.

  • Army's oldest living four-star general visits Army South Headquarters

    Feb 17, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - The Army's oldest living four-star general and senior retired officer visited U.S. Army South's headquarters in historic "Old BAMC" Feb. 11. "I was actually attending West Point when this was being built," said retired Gen. Ralph E. Haines, Jr., 96, as he made his way into the historic building that was completed in 1937.

  • DoD deputy comptroller visits Bliss: monitors progress on stimulus-funded Warrior Transition Units

    Feb 17, 2010

    FORT BLISS, Texas - Department of Defense Deputy Comptroller Mike McCord visited Fort Bliss Tuesday to monitor the progress of the stimulus-funded Warrior Transition Unit facilities, since Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which operates on a $787 billion budget.

  • Video training keeps Europe-based Soldiers close to home

    Feb 17, 2010

    Twenty-three Noncommissioned officers from all over Europe graduated from the U.S. Army Sergeants' Major Academy's Battle Staff NCO Course, a course offered exclusively via video tele-training (VTT), at the Combined Arms Training Center (CATC) in Vilseck, Germany. The 5-week course ran from Jan. 25 through Feb. 12.

  • Swearing in of Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller

    Feb 17, 2010

    Honorable Joseph Westphal, Under Secretary of the Army, administers the oath of office to the Honorable Mary Sally Matiella, the newly appointed Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller), Feb. 16, 2010, at the Pentagon. Ms. Joyce Morrow, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army (center), assisted in the swearing-in ceremony.

  • Sustainment Center of Excellence named first TRADOC Institute of Excellence

    Feb 17, 2010

    The Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE) was awarded the First TRADOC Center of Excellence, Institution of Excellence, by Lt. Gen. David P. Valcourt, Training and Doctrine Command deputy commanding general, in a ceremony here yesterday.

  • USACE People: Civilian returning from second Iraq deployment answers FAQs

    Feb 17, 2010

    New York District biologist Kevin Bruce talks about the nuts and bolts of deployment.

  • 688th RPOE Soldiers suppoort Haiti relief mission

    Feb 17, 2010

    U.S. Soldiers from the 688th Rapid Opening Element (RPOE), Fort Eustis, Va., load supplies and equipment at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. and Langley Air Force Base, Va. The 688th RPOE is in Haiti to assist with airfield operations to help move relief supplies and rescue personnel in and out of Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Price as part of international relief efforts since the immediate aftermath of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake.

  • Corps dredge called to Mississippi River

    Feb 17, 2010

    NEW ORLEANS - Just ten days prior to entering Ready Reserve status, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Dredge McFarland was called to perform emergency dredging operations in the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River, 90 miles south of New Orleans. The McFarland, one of four Corps owned and operated deep-draft dredging vessels, transitioned into Ready Reserve status Jan. 1, 2010, but was summoned to Louisiana in late December.

  • Paratroopers prep for U.S-Iraqi combined training

    Feb 17, 2010

    U.S. Army paratroopers took a first step toward a combined U.S. - Iraqi airborne training exercise when 183 paratroopers jumped onto Iraqi soil here, Feb. 12, as part of their sustained airborne training.

  • USAG Schinnen's Job Shadow Day opens career doors for students

    Feb 17, 2010

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - AFNORTH International High School students got a firsthand look at defense-related careers during Job Shadow Day, Feb. 2, as they "shadowed" military and civilian professionals at USAG Schinnen and the NATO Air Base in Geilenkirchen, Germany.

  • One step closer to drawdown Soldiers sign over Joint Security Station

    Feb 17, 2010

    The Government of Iraq took ownership of Joint Security Station 799 from Company C, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during a Feb. 14 ceremony.

  • Guardsmen use innovative method to rescue mom, baby

    Feb 17, 2010

    Necessity has often been called the mother of invention.

  • Operation Moshtarak continues in Afghanistan

    Feb 17, 2010

    The clearing phase of Operation Moshtarak in southern Afghanistan continues as Afghan and coalition troops experienced sporadic fire fights with the enemy.

  • USAG Schinnen celebrates traditional Dutch Carnival

    Feb 17, 2010

    USAG Schinnen hosts an annual celebration in observance of the important local Dutch tradition of Carnival.

  • USAG Schinnen footprint shows 'unconditional generosity' with Haiti relief fundraisers

    Feb 17, 2010

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - More than $10,000 has been raised by dozens of organizations and individuals around the Tri-Border region to support ongoing relief efforts in Haiti.

  • U.S. forces continue to shift responsibility to Iraqis

    Feb 17, 2010

    U.S. military leaders returned four camps to the government of Iraq in the country's southern region recently as part of the planned U.S. drawdown of forces.

  • U.S. KFOR expert explains 'Emergency Radiology' in Gjilan/Gnjilane

    Feb 17, 2010

    Gjilan/Gnjilane, Kosovo - Multi-National Battle Group-East's (MNBG-E) leading expert on radiology medicine shared his experience and knowledge on "Emergency Radiology" with doctors from the this area at a Regional Grand Rounds event Feb. 15. Maj. Stephen Christian is the chief radiologist for MNBG-E's medical facility on Camp Bondsteel. In his civilian life, he works for Florence Radiology Associates, part of Mcleod Health Systems in Florence, S.C. In his presentation, he explained the concepts of evidenced-based radiology and how to apply radiological medicine in trauma situations.

  • Iraq takes major step toward securing coastline

    Feb 17, 2010

    As part of the effort by the government of Iraq to increase the stability and international standing of the country, the Iraqi Navy officially welcomed two new ships to its fleet during a ceremony along the country's southern coast Feb. 14.

  • 308th teaches Iraqi mechanics 'Pride in Performance'

    Feb 17, 2010

    The Iraqi Army's adoption of the humvee as a normal part of their tactical vehicle fleet has created the need for expert mechanics trained on the famous truck. That is why two Soldiers with the 308th Brigade Support Battalion conducted a 15-day light wheel mechanic course at the end of January with soldiers from the Iraqi Army's 14th Division at Camp Wessam.

  • Gifts: Ethical rules for DoD employees

    Feb 17, 2010

    USAG RED CLOUD, Republic of Korea - At some point during a career, someone may have received an unsolicited gift from a person who was unrelated to them and who gave them the gift solely because of their status as a military or civilian employee of the U.S. Department of Defense.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Ralph E. Mayer

    Aug 29, 2012

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Ralph E. Mayer

  • Mississippi Guardsman embodies Army value of duty

    Feb 16, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - A Mississippi Army National Guard Soldier received a command sergeant major's award for embodying the Army value of duty during a ceremony at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Feb. 15.

  • Q-West walks to prevent sexual assault

    Feb 16, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Hundreds of service members and civilians took part in a sexual assault awareness walk here Feb. 12.

  • Operations slated to begin at expanded central receiving, shipping point

    Feb 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Central Receiving and Shipping Point is slated to begin operations at its new, larger site of roughly 20 acres, Feb. 15, after roughly five months of preparation.

  • Supply Supports the Drawdown in Iraq

    Feb 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - From an outside perspective, the Iraqi theater is just full of Army gear: equipment, supplies, parts, trucks, weapons, tools ... the list just keeps going.

  • Load up, move out!

    Feb 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Spc. Michael Hart, a Highland, Ind., native stationed at Fort Story, Va., plays a vital role in local cargo delivery here as a Soldier with the 159th Seaport Operations Company.

  • The Pacesetter Battalion turns 67

    Feb 16, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq -Soldiers of the 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) celebrated the unit's 67th birthday with a dining-in at the theater here Dec. 28.

  • Mail serves as morale booster for Soldiers

    Feb 16, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Soldiers of the 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, commanded by Lt. Col. Steven S. Debusk from Elkton, Md., at Contingency Operating Base Speicher say receiving mail is a morale booster.

  • Prepping for the Long Haul

    Feb 16, 2010

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Soldiers from the 396th Transportation Company, 260th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) prepare a load on a palletized loading system for their move to Camp Adder. The 396th Trans. Co. is being re-missioned to Camp Adder as a part of the Strategic Reposturing of Equipment and Personnel and downsizing of U.S. Forces in Iraq. The 396th Transportation Company is from Fort Stewart, Georgia.

  • Ariz. National Guard NCO shines above the rest

    Feb 16, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - An Ariz. National Guard noncommissioned officer competed and outperformed his peers during a Sergeant Audie Murphy Club board here Feb. 5.

  • Ahhhhhhhhhh!

    Feb 16, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - 1st Sgt. Willie Johnson, first sergeant for A Company, 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), reacts to a play as he and other "Wagonmaster" Soldiers watch the Super Bowl Feb. 8 at a party in the Morale Welfare and Recreation center here. The Soldiers stayed up all night to watch the game and everyone was offered two beers - a rare treat for Soldiers otherwise forbidden from consuming alcohol during deployment. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew C. Cooley, 15th Sustainment Brigade public affairs)

  • 15th Sust. Bde. takes on larger role in Iraq drawdown

    Feb 16, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - The 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), assumed command and control over two more Combat Sustainment Support Battalions Jan. 15, making it the largest brigade currently deployed to Iraq.

  • "Wagonmasters" recognized for blood drive

    Feb 16, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - 15th Sustainment Brigade "Wagonmasters", 13th Sustainment command (Expeditionary) received an "Award of Recognition" given by the Robertson Blood Center during a small ceremony at the brigade headquarters, here Feb. 3.

  • Mississippi Guardsmen visit ancient ruins

    Feb 16, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - 15th Sustainment Brigade "Wagonmasters", 13th Sustainment command (Expeditionary) received an "Award of Recognition" given by the Robertson Blood Center during a small ceremony at the brigade headquarters, here Feb. 3.

  • Medical CSM named commandant of Joint Base Lewis-McChord Noncommissioned Officer Academy

    Feb 16, 2010

  • Mississippi Guardsmen visit ancient ruins

    Feb 16, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Mississippi Army National Guard Soldiers visited the ruins of a well-preserved fortress near the village of Khan Najma, Ninewa Province, while returning to Contingency Operating Location Q-West from a mission, Feb. 3.

  • Belton reconnects

    Feb 16, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Stephanie O'Banion, president of the Belton area Chamber of Commerce holds a street sign as Jim Covington, the mayor of Belton, Texas reads a proclamation to Col. Larry Phelps, commander of the 15th Sust. Bde., 13th ESC, and his command team during a video teleconference at the brigade's headquarters building, here Jan. 22. The street sign that reads, "Wagonmaster Way" will be hung to designate an area in Belton's Yettie Polk Park. Covington stated that a covered wagon with hopes of a story board to share the brigade's story with the park's visitors will be place there as well.

  • Youngest Tuskegee pilot reflects on past experiences

    Feb 16, 2010

    As a high school senior in 1944, Edward Drummond thought he would do the patriotic thing after he graduated and join the Air Corps. He was young, enthusiastic and wanted to be a fighter pilot. But he was also black.

  • Micare to offer better communication between providers and patients

    Feb 16, 2010

    MHS is investigating a new concept to enhance MiCare that provides more options for communication between medical providers and beneficiaries.

  • Madigan welcomes home medical Soldiers with 'hug fest' redeployment ceremony

    Feb 16, 2010

    Madigan took the first step to remedy this by honoring recently-redeployed Soldiers during a Warrior Recognition Ceremony Jan. 29, by the Deployed Warrior Wall in the Medical Mall.

  • Carson, Springs police work together

    Feb 16, 2010

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground readies for transformation

    Feb 16, 2010

    About 150 people gathered at the Top of the Bay Club Feb. 16 for an Association of the United States Army luncheon. Major Gen. Nick Justice, Aberdeen Proving Ground Installation Commander, and Research, Development and Engineering Command Commanding General, told the group about Army transformation.

  • Madigan doctor one of only two Army neurointerventional surgeons

    Feb 16, 2010

    Maj. (Dr.) Yince Loh is as unique a Soldier as they come. He is only one of two interventional neuroradiologists in the Army. He's one of three Soldiers who specialize in neurocritical care. He's the only one certified in both. And to top it off, he's a Ranger-qualified prior doctor for the Special Forces.

  • A Legacy of Partnership in Iraq

    Feb 16, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> U.S. Forces continue to partner and assist their Iraqi army and police counterparts. The role and mindset of U.S. forces is changing as Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) has taken the lead in security. U.S. forces continue adapting to an advice and assist role as they transition to stability operations.

  • Maternal Infant Pavilion plan makes progress

    Feb 16, 2010

    A team from the Health Facilities Planning Agency, U.S. Army Medical Command, visited Madigan Healthcare System last month to conduct a planning exercise with Madigan staff to firm up plans for the proposed Maternal Infant Pavilion.

  • Madigan to apply for Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award

    Feb 16, 2010

    Madigan Healthcare System Commander Col. Jerry Penner III knows he has a world-class health care facility, and wants to prove it by applying for and obtaining the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. The annual Baldridge Award is given by the President of the United States to businesses, education, health care and nonprofit organizations that apply and are judged to be outstanding

  • West Point cadets join USACE team in the field to learn about wetlands

    Feb 16, 2010

    Cadets spend time in the field with New York District professionals learning about wetlands. Work benefits cadets as part of their education, Cornell Extension Service 4-H clubs as they build a new facility.

  • Teela finishes ninth in Olympic biathlon 10-kilometer sprint

    Feb 16, 2010

    WHISTLER, British Columbia, Canada - U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program biathlete Sgt. Jeremy Teela had the best performance in U.S. Olympic biathlon history Sunday.

  • Afghan Army, partners, deliver tents, blankets to Afghans in need

    Feb 16, 2010

    As many as 2,500 Afghans received tents, coats and blankets Tuesday from the 205th Afghan National Army Corps and international forces in Kandahar, in response to the severe weather conditions.

  • Fort Monmouth police chief: A study in contrast

    Feb 16, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Standing over six feet tall, Fort Monmouth Police Chief Adam Weinstein represents a study in contrasts as he ovesees a police department that will wind down operations when the post closes in 2011.

  • 407th ASFB officer receives LSS black belt certification

    Feb 16, 2010

    A field-grade officer has been certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, the Army Sustainment Command has announced. Maj. Mathew Guerrie, who previously was assigned as a systems integration officer to the 407th Army Field Support Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas, received certification on Oct. 28.

  • USSOUTHCOM Commander visits Sustainers in Haiti

    Feb 16, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser visited the Soldiers, leadership and facilities of Joint Logistics Command Haiti in Port au Prince on February 13. Fraser was greeted by Col. (P) Robin Akin, commander of Joint Logistics Command - Haiti, at JLC headquarters at Toussaint L'Ouverture Airport.

  • Life and careers of twins provide mirror images

    Feb 16, 2010

    Reflections of each other, twins Colin and Courtney Applewhite along with Susan Rowly and Sally Williams as close to one another like two peas in two pods. The two sets of twins have pursued the same career choices, attended the same colleges, and resided under the same roof after completing college with their siblings.

  • 410th CSB NCO honored for contracting excellence

    Feb 16, 2010

    As a contracting noncommissioned officer, Master Sgt. Eliecer Quintero Jr. has proven himself as a combat multiplier by applying his skills assisting Soldiers on the battlefield's of Iraq and Afghanistan procure items to get the job done. He's also helped provide the mechanisms to help villages in need of assistance in Third World countries. In part, it's this flexibility that helped Quintero capture the 2009 Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) Contracting Noncommissioned Officer Award for Contracting Excellence.

  • Gen. Dempsey visits Fort Sill to observe seamless training at schools

    Feb 16, 2010

    The head of Army training visited Fort Sill, Okla., and met with Soldiers in training to see if the instruction they were receiving was rigorous and relevant.

  • Fort Polk youths show swimming prowess

    Feb 16, 2010

    Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m., 15 kids, ages 5-13, brave the brief cold blast for swimming practice. Four coaches run the practice including Jennifer Rademacher and three assistants. The assistant coaches break the children into groups based on ability and run targeted practices to focus on what the young swimmers specifically need to work on. The advanced swimmers work on speed while the intermediate and beginner groups work on fundamentals. Swimmers perform freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly stroke.

  • Soldier finishes best in U.S. Olympic biathlon history

    Feb 16, 2010

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Sgt. Jeremy Teela had the best performance in U.S. Olympic biathlon history Sunday.

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