Archive: Feb 2010

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  • Paratrooper saves gunner from burning Humvee

    Feb 16, 2010

    Two acts of bravery saved the life of a Soldier, whom others said, most definitely would have died had it not been for a heroic action.

  • Vectors prep sister units for combat ops

    Feb 16, 2010

    If the old adage "Experience is the best teacher" is correct, then the 48th Chemical Brigade has selected a top-notch unit to train its company commanders and first sergeants in the finer points of movement on today's battlefield.

  • Road to success: 7th Chem trains, certifies crew

    Feb 16, 2010

    Soldiers of 7th Chemical Company, 83rd Chemical Battalion completed certification training in Pine Bluff, Ark. The convoy lined up and left 7th Chem Co's motor pool in the cold, early hours of Jan. 25. Many may think that the convoy is only the means to an end -- getting to the training site -- but Capt. Rogelio Pineda, 7th Chem Co commander, believes the convoy is an essential part of the training. "The actual convoy to and from, tracking and logistics support and fuel are all part of the training. People might not think it is, but everywhere we go there's an element of movement and coordination involved," said Pineda.

  • Baumholder Spouses Summit aimed at 'building a better tomorrow, today'

    Feb 16, 2010

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Baumholder spouses discussed how to "Build a Better Tomorrow, Today," during the first U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder Spouse Summit at the Rheinlander Club Feb. 5. "Building a Better Tomorrow, Today" was the theme put forth in opening remarks by Lt. Col. Paul Pfahler, USAG Baumholder commander, to spouses representing the entire Baumholder military community, and has been his vision since assuming command in July 2009.

  • New motorcycle simulator, warehouse and office renovations aimed at transforming McCully Barracks

    Feb 16, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A new state-of-the-art motorcycle simulator is among a slew of projects aimed at making use of available facilities in U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden and improving Wackernheim's McCully Barracks.

  • Saving energy: IMCOM conservation study aimed at reducing costs, saving resources

    Feb 16, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Millions of dollars are seeping out of doors and windows or being vaporized by the lighting systems of homes and work centers in the Wiesbaden and Baumholder communities. A,A A recent energy awareness and conservation assessment conducted in U.S. Army Garrisons Wiesbaden and Baumholder revealed areas where millions of dollars could be saved on the Defense Department's energy bill.

  • 'Outdoorsmen' breathe life into WAQ

    Feb 16, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Sitting at a long table, surrounded by Soldiers from the 172nd Infantry Brigade, Michael "Mizey" Misenheimer stuck out like a sore thumb. His overalls dangled around his waist and his long, curly beard tickled his chest. Far away from his home in Charlotte, N.C., Misenheimer glanced around the table and spoke candidly with the Soldiers.

  • Soldier posts best U.S. finish ever in Olympic biathlon

    Feb 16, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - A Utah National Guard soldier posted the best American finish ever Feb. 14 in the biathlon at the Winter Olympics.

  • Lock your vehicle, it's the law

    Feb 16, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, GERMANY - On a chilly night in January while making a routine round in the Netzaberg Housing Area, the Eschenbach Polizei found 21 vehicles left unlocked and unattended, approximately every fifth car, according to a report submitted to the provost marshal.

  • USAG Benelux impacted by train accident

    Feb 16, 2010

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - Two commuter trains collided in Belgium Feb. 15, killing at least 18 passengers and injuring dozens more.

  • Soldier's spirit 'spurs' her, others to succeed

    Feb 16, 2010

    Spc. Amanda Davis is a 22 year old cook from Lexington, S.C. attached to Troop D, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment. Last month she participated in a challenging squadron "Spur Ride" that tests Soldiers' skills and spirit, not to mention physical, mental and emotional toughness.

  • By the Numbers: Commandos Conduct Historic Reenlistments While in Iraq

    Feb 16, 2010

    BAGHDAD - It couldn't have been better timing for 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division; a day with such numerical significance; a day for 210 of 2/10 on 2/10/2010 to show their commitment. On that special day, 210 Soldiers from brigade reenlisted while deployed to Iraq.

  • Black Hawk mechanic serves in both Colombian and U.S. Army

    Feb 16, 2010

    CAMP TAJI - During the 1990s, the internal strife that tore Colombia apart affected the lives of many, including one 15-year-old youth.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness

    Feb 16, 2010

    An Army of balanced, healthy, self-confident Soldiers, families and Army civilians whose resilience and total fitness enables them to thrive in an era of high operational tempo and persistent conflict.

  • Air Cav pilot reaches pinnacle of career as son begins his

    Feb 16, 2010

    CAMP TAJI-A 1st Air Cavalry Brigade pilot pinned on the highest rank within the warrant officer corps while his son, a recent graduate from flight school, watched from more than 5,000 miles away.

  • Soldiers demonstrate unity, resolve

    Feb 16, 2010

    Over 200 service members walked together Feb. 12 at Contingency Operating Base Basra in an event coordinated by the 1st Infantry Division to make a statement about sexual assault in the armed forces.

  • Air Cav crew chiefs given chance to fly in Apache

    Feb 16, 2010

    CAMP TAJI - Unlike crew chiefs for the CH-47F Chinook and UH-60 Black Hawk, AH-64D Apache crew chiefs don't get to fly in the aircraft they maintain, despite their many hours of work.

  • Soldiers support SAPR walk

    Feb 16, 2010

    The first Sexual Assault Prevention and Response walk took place on Camp Victory, Baghdad, Feb. 12. As a part of a theater-wide Sexual Assault Awareness day, the walk educated participating Servicemembers and civilians about preventing sexual assault.

  • Joint medical team provides caring hands for Haiti effort

    Feb 16, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Twenty-three members of Joint Task Force - Bravo's Medical Element finished a 28-day deployment to Haiti Feb. 14 after being called-upon to provide emergency medical services after the Jan. 12 earthquake here. The team deployed from Honduras via air on Jan. 17 in support of Joint Task Force Haiti and to provide immediate assistance to Haitians in need of urgent medical care in and around the town of Killick on the coast west of Port Au Prince.

  • Chief of Staff receives National Freedom Award

    Feb 16, 2010

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army, was presented the National Freedom award on behalf of himself and his late-father Maj. Gen. George W. Casey Sr., in Montevallo Ala., Feb. 15, 2010. The award is given to those who have rendered great service to America as a citizen, leader and steward and have distinguished themselves to the nation above self and personal glory.

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  • Army guardsman posts best U.S. finish in Olympic biathlon

    Feb 16, 2010

    A Utah National Guard Soldier posted the best American finish ever in the biathlon at the Winter Olympics.

  • KFOR Soldiers pay tribute to memory of fallen comrade

    Feb 16, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - North Dakota National Guard Sgt. Terry L. Rishling was remembered Monday by those who he served with as a role model and a father figure in a platoon of relatively young Soldiers. Fellow KFOR Soldiers in Multi-National Battle Group-East, including Lt. Col. Lee Nordin, Grand Forks, N.D., battalion commander of the 231st Maneuver Task Force (MTF), lined up during a ceremony here to memorialize their fallen friend who died suddenly of natural causes Feb. 11 while deployed on a NATO peacekeeping mission.

  • CSA at American Citizenship Trust ceremony

    Feb 15, 2010

  • Marriage Retreat Improves Marriages, Soldiering Skills

    Feb 15, 2010

    Being deployed brings many unique challenges for married Soldiers: paying bills, child care, and communication with family and friends. For dual-military marriages, these responsibilities can be even more confusing and frustrating, because they are both deployed. Sixteen dual-military couples gathered at Freedom Rest North at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, outside Tikrit, Iraq, Feb. 10-12, to learn effective techniques to keep their marriage strong and healthy while serving on a deployment.

  • Knox armor artifacts begin move to Benning

    Feb 15, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - The Patton Museum collection of armored vehicles and armor-connected artifacts have begun being moved from here to Fort Benning, Ga., along with the Armor School.

  • Army watercraft deliver in Haiti's relief effort

    Feb 15, 2010

    Army Landing Craft Utility 2006 from the Fort Eustis, Va., based 10th Transportation Battalion along with her crew download relief supplies Feb. 12 at Killick Coast Guard Base on Haiti's southern coast.

  • Exercise Maple Guardian

    Feb 14, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, Calif. is currently facilitating a coalition partner rotation training for a Canadian Army Brigade. Exercise Maple Guardian, which began in January, is in preparation for the Canadian Forces deployment to Afghanistan this spring.

  • Resolute medic provides helping hand

    Feb 14, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Specialist Chad Parrish, a medic assigned to Fort Eustis's 7th Sustainment Brigade recently had the opportunity to not only provide assistance to Haitian patients, but also meet a world-renown doctor.

  • Iraqi-led clinic treats villagers with advise-and-assist paratroopers

    Feb 14, 2010

    Medical doctors with 1st Iraqi Division set up a temporary clinic Feb. 11 in Al Uwesat, Iraq, and treated 312 villagers for a variety of common maladies in a partnered operation with U.S. Army medics. The two Iraqi physicians, with support from the 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), brigade surgeon and medics, treated 144 males and 168 females during the clinic's five hours of operation at a primary school in an east-Anbar village to provide medical service and win the goodwill of locals.

  • 1-3 ID works with Iraqi FP to help poorest of poor in Sadiyah

    Feb 14, 2010

    Iraqi soldiers from 5th Brigade, 2nd Federal Police Division and U.S. Soldiers with 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, visited Sadiyah Feb. 10 to hand out food, blankets and heaters to citizens of Iraq. The joint mission, called Operation Helping Hands, afforded the Iraqi Security Forces an opportunity to help their fellow Iraqis.

  • Vets give troops important lesson on taking care of their own

    Feb 14, 2010

    When eight combat veterans volunteered to return to Iraq, they knew they would be interacting with troops, answering questions about their injuries, their experiences and their new lives as wounded warriors. They were ready. From Baghdad to Taji to Balad, Soldiers on the ground seemed to have the same question -what was the most frustrating part after they sustained their injuries. The answer was unanimous among the vets. Stay in contact with those who have been injured

  • Mobile patio chairs enable Iraqi disabled

    Feb 14, 2010

    Iraqi soldiers from 5th Brigade, 2nd Federal Police Division and U.S. Soldiers with 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, visited Sadiyah Feb. 10 to hand out food, blankets and heaters to citizens of Iraq. The joint mission, called Operation Helping Hands, afforded the Iraqi Security Forces an opportunity to help their fellow Iraqis.

  • Iraqi commands train to train others

    Feb 13, 2010

    Trained in advanced operations, close quarters marksmanship, information gathering and taking action against possible threats, Iraqi commandos have a wide array of skills to teach and guide the other units of the Iraqi Army on how to function in combat.

  • New oil service center opens at JBB

    Feb 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Officials with the Mayor's Cell and Shaykh Shehab Ahmed Al-Tmime celebrated the opening of the new oil service center with a ribbon cutting ceremony Feb. 8 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Let's get ready to rumble

    Feb 13, 2010

    .S. and Iraqi soldiers had a unique training opportunity Feb. 7, crawling toward each other in a seven-on-seven "Breaveheart" rumble at Forward Operating Base Echo. The goal of the competition was to take down the opposing teams "king" using techniques learned in their 10-day, level-two combatives class. To get to the king, the combatants had to fight their way through chokes and take-downs while trying to get their opponents to tap out.

  • Training Iraqis to rain steel from above

    Feb 13, 2010

    As the U.S. military prepares to leave all of Iraq's security in the hands of Iraqi forces, the training the two forces have conducted has created a military capable of defending Iraq's sovereignty from any threat. Mortar soldiers don't factor into normal security and stability operations, but they are a key element for a military capable of guaranteeing its nation's borders. Beginning in July 2009, the Mortar Platoon, 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, and Capt. Michael Bradbury, the battalion's fire support officer, began talking with the leadership of the Mortar Battery of the Iraqi Army's 38th Brigade. Once a solid foundation was established, U.S. and Iraqi leaders began planning training for the Iraqi mortar soldiers in Maysan Province.

  • In service of others

    Feb 13, 2010

    He was born in Nigeria and lived there for 22 years. His father, a village elder and Muslim religious leader, made an early impression on his life, an impression that still guides him now as he works to become an Army chaplain. Spc. Mikail Lawal traveled to America in 1995 to become an All-American tennis player at Morehouse University in Atlanta. While at Morehouse, he also earned a Bachelors of Science degree in psychology.

  • Engineers upgrade electrical system at key Iraqi agency

    Feb 13, 2010

    Sustainable electrical power in Iraq has been in short supply for generations. Even before the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, Iraqis only had electricity for two to four hours a day. And most Iraqi citizens just work around the outages, and carry on without electricity.

  • Mississippi Armor sergeant earns top honor

    Feb 13, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE TAJI, Iraq - The Order of Saint George bronze medallion was awarded to the assistant operations sergeant with the 155th Special Troops Battalion, 155th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Feb. 9 in a ceremony at the headquarters company building at Contingency Operating Base Taji, Iraq.

  • Sacramento District removes ordnance, preserves native plants with controlled burn

    Feb 12, 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preserving native plants and removing ordnance with a controlled burn at Fort Ord, Calif.

  • Creme, stock and two smoking salmon

    Feb 12, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (February 12, 2010) - Attracting more than 200 competitors and featuring over 500 judged events, the 35th Culinary Arts Competition is shaping up to be one of the most thrilling shows ever at Fort Lee. The competition, which features individual and team challenges in a variety of categories, brings together military members from all branches of the Armed Forces in this spatula to spatula competition. One of the most highly sought after award is the Armed Forces Chef of the Year.

  • Army begins planning for annual integrated capabilities event

    Feb 12, 2010

    U.S. scientists, engineers and technology developers from government, industry and academia gathered at Gibbs Hall, Feb. 2-4, to begin preparations for the Army's largest C4ISR system-of-systems, integrated capabilities event to date - C4ISR OTM Event 2010. More than 100 government, industry and academic organizations participated in last year's event, and 11 Army Technology Objectives and 10 technology-base programs leveraged the venue. Conference sessions were focused on C4ISR OTM E10 guidance and campaign goals, overviews of PM C4ISR OTM capabilities and facilities, briefings of proposed technologies for exercise inclusion, and break-out sessions for the 122 attending technical providers to collaborate or discuss their proposals with the PM's personnel.

  • Wreath Laying Ceremonies Honor Past Presidents

    Feb 12, 2010

    In honor of Presidents' Day holiday weekend, Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general Joint Force Headquarters/ National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, placed the President's wreath at both the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, and at George Washington's Tomb in Mount Vernon, Va. The Lincoln memorial event took place Friday, Feb.12, 2010. The ceremony at Mount Vernon on Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, celebrated WashingtonAca,!a,,cs 278th birthday. "We are the face of the U.S. Army in the National Capital Region. It is appropriate that we are the ones representing the President as the oldest service to commemorate the birth of these two Presidents. The fact that we get to do it on a PresidentsAca,!a,,c weekend is pretty significant for us," said Horst.

  • Girl Scout Sending Sweet Thanks To War Fighters

    Feb 12, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL -- This time of year, all Girl Scouts have cookies on their minds. While many will go door-to-door to deliver their goods, Claire Munster's cookies will have a bit farther to go. She is sending her cookies to Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. "I want to send them all around Iraq and Afghanistan where our Soldiers are stationed," Claire said. "That would make me really happy."

  • Bicentennial Chapel Offers Bridge To Faith

    Feb 12, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Just a little after 6 on Sunday nights the sounds of praise music can be heard in the halls at Bicentennial Chapel, calling adults, teens and children from classrooms to join in a celebratory, reflective and heart-touching worship service focused on helping them build a special connection with God. "The Bridge at Redstone" is a new service offering at Bicentennial Chapel begun last fall to reach out to those who are looking for a casual worship experience. Its music - led by worship pastor Andy Good on guitar - and its message - offered by either Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Marvin Luckie of the Garrison or Chaplain (Capt.) Jonathan Fisher of the 832nd Ordnance Battalion -- are contemporary in nature, reaching out to those who are looking for an alternative to traditional church services.

  • Homework Plus Fun On School-Age Center's Agenda

    Feb 12, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Princesses are fluttering around the Drama/Music Room at the Myra M. Garriott School Age Services Center. They are dressed in all kinds of glorious attire. The Chinese, Hispanic and African princesses as well as Pocahontas and Rapunzel are dancing, giggling and checking out their "look" in a full-length wall mirror. Also in attendance are two nurses and a doctor, ready to care for them when they don't feel well.

  • Volunteering To Affect Positive Change

    Feb 12, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Reimbursement for Soldier non-medical caregivers. Funding for service dogs for wounded warriors. Shortages in Behavioral Health service providers. Restrictions on Family Readiness Group fund-raising. Enrollment eligibility for Reserve Component Soldiers in the Exceptional Family Member Program. Those were the top five issues that surfaced during the annual Army Family Action Plan Conference hosted by the Department of the Army in Washington, D.C., in January. The theme for this year's conference was "Changing the Army One Issue at a Time." The top five issues were chosen from among 82 issues presented at the conference. Each issue, first introduced at installation AFAP conferences, represents months of research and preparation, hours of intense discussions, and voting approvals by volunteers from throughout the Army who relied on facilitators and subject matter experts to review and understand the issues. Among those volunteers were two representatives of Redstone Arsenal - delegate Alphadella McRae, a program management assistant with the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center who is also married to a retired Army officer, and facilitator Elise Becton, an Arsenal volunteer and the widow of Barry Becton, whose service as a DA civilian included a stint as the chief fire inspector at Redstone in 2006.

  • Redstone Plans To Lease Land For Growth

    Feb 12, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Three years ago, Redstone officials were looking at the farmland near Gate 9 as a possible site for the summer concert location. They considered using an unsecure site to better accommodate concertgoers from off post. The idea has evolved into a massive plan for a research park involving Redstone Arsenal, the city of Huntsville and a private developer. Under an existing Army program called Enhanced Use Leasing, officials hope to break ground this year on a 470-acre site for administrative buildings, educational areas and associated businesses such as restaurants.

  • Red Devils open joint training range with Iraqi Army partners

    Feb 12, 2010

    CAMP HAMZA, Iraq (Army News Service, Feb. 12, 2010) -- Sharp gunfire cracked the mid-morning silence at Camp Hamza, Jan. 21, as U.S. paratroopers from the 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, tested their skills at a new firing range.

  • Valentine's Day Wish: Stay Together

    Feb 12, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It was a whirlwind military romance, the very type Chaplain (Capt.) Jonathan Fisher advises young Soldiers against. There was something about the girl with the big brown eyes and deep-rooted spirituality that worked as Fisher's brother's church secretary in Michigan. Traveling home for Thanksgiving in 2004, Chaplain Fisher and secretary Sara exchanged their first hellos and captured each other's hearts.

  • Army Materiel Command launches Job Swap Program

    Feb 12, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command officially launches the AMC Job Swap Program today.

  • Marksmanship Unit to host Army Small Arms Championships

    Feb 12, 2010

    The 2010 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships kicks off Feb. 20 at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • VIC Joins Forward-thinking, Customer-driven Team

    Feb 12, 2010

    The Visual Information Center transitioned under the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.

  • DPW: Sustaining the mission; building the future

    Feb 12, 2010

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. Aca,!" Thanks to almost $200,000 in stimulus funds, the Department of Public Works here celebrated the renovation of its building during a ceremony Feb. 11.

  • Gen. Frederick Weyand, 28th Chief of Staff of the Army, dies at 93

    Feb 12, 2010

    Retired Gen. Frederick C. Weyand, 28th Army Chief of Staff, died Feb. 10, 2010 of natural causes.

  • Blizzard 2010 commentaries from Belvoir's Facebook

    Feb 12, 2010

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  • Snowstorms bury Belvoir

    Feb 12, 2010

    For the second time in less than 60 days, Belvoir and Northern Virginia were hit with major snowstorms. The first, Dec. 18 to 20, left the region covered in as much as 20 inches of powdery snow in some areas, while the historic storm that blew in Friday caused severe problems for citizens with roads out of service and many power outages.

  • Army to test racing skills in new computer game

    Feb 12, 2010

    Directing Ryan Newman's #39 U.S. Army Chevrolet Impala to the front of a military convoy will be the challenge for players of "Army - Race for Strength," the new interactive, augmented-reality game debuting this week nationwide.

  • Wolf praises Soldiers' safety initiatives during Iraq visit

    Feb 12, 2010

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center Commander Brig. Gen. William Wolf praised Lt. Col. David Wilson and his Soldiers from 121st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division for their "direct approach to safety" during a Feb. 5 visit to Contingency Operating Base Adder in south-central Iraq.

  • Civilian career enhances year-long deployment

    Feb 12, 2010

    1st Lt. Justin Abel, a member of the North Dakota Army National Guard, is a computers and communications specialist who is officially halfway through his yearlong peacekeeping deployment here.

  • A super day for Fort Bragg football fans

    Feb 12, 2010

    For most football fans, this year's Super Bowl XLIV was all about the battle on the gridiron between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts. But for the more than 400 football fans who came to the NFL Network Hang Time Super Bowl Party Sunday at Sports USA, the Carolina Panthers were the center of attention. There was no denying - Fort Bragg is Panther Country.

  • Installations celebrate African-American History Month

    Feb 12, 2010

    ATLANTA - The Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem community gathered at The Commons on Fort McPherson to celebrate African-American History Month and the impact that black culture has had in the United States.

  • Speed dating, Cupid come to Fort Bragg; BOSS helps single Soldiers find valentine's dates

    Feb 12, 2010

    Spc. Anthony V. Beretta, a combat engineer with Company A, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, said he usually has little trouble finding a date for Friday night. So it wasn't out of necessity he attended the Fort Bragg Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers speed dating event at Sports USA Friday.

  • Fort Bragg spouses find friends on Internet

    Feb 12, 2010

    Military life isn't easy, especially for the Families of Soldiers. The endless cycle of deployments and training can cause stress for even the most seasoned Army spouse. However, spouses don't have to go it alone thanks in part to social networking Web sites, such as Facebook and MySpace. Alicen Rodolph and Bridge Scott, both wives of Soldiers training to be Green Berets, became fast friends through Facebook. The two met briefly at a job interview in Fayetteville and decided to keep in contact with the aid of the social networking site. In the process, the two women found more young spouses looking for friends who could understand the trials and tribulations of living the Army life.

  • Marksmen claim top prizes at Post championships

    Feb 12, 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.

  • Fort Bragg Family celebrates life, love during Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

    Feb 12, 2010

    When you first meet Lorelei Brewer, she looks and acts like any other 4-year-old girl. She plays with her older brother, tumbles, colors and whispers that she is a spy just like the children in her favorite movie, "Spy Kids." Lorelei has 13 heart defects and no left ventricle. Before she has even started kindergarten, Lorelei has had more surgeries than most of us will have in a lifetime. Three of those were open-heart surgeries. The first was performed hours after her birth.

  • Georgia National Guard unit departs for Iraq

    Feb 12, 2010

    Ninety Georgia Army National Guard Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 110th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, were honored with a sendoff ceremony at the Neal Fitness Center on Fort Gillem Feb. 8 in recognition of their scheduled deployment to Iraq in March.

  • Online tool assesses four dimensions of strength

    Feb 12, 2010

    The Global Assessment Tool is a confidential online questionnaire that provides Soldiers with a baseline in those four dimensions of strength and allows them to track their growth in these areas over time.

  • Fort McCoy Rear Detachment Commander, Family Readiness Group course teaches skills to assist Soldier

    Feb 12, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Rear Detachment Commander and Family Readiness Group (RDC-FRG ) training at Fort McCoy is vital to the success of mobilizing Soldiers because it has attendees learning skills to be better prepared to assist Soldiers and Families during deployment. That is the way Kevin Herman described the RDC-FRG training at the Fort McCoy Army Community Service (ACS) Center. Herman is the ACS mobilization and deployment program manager. He conducts the 16-hour class, spread over two days, four times a year for units or groups and upon request.

  • Fort Bragg volunteers send care packages to Soldiers deployed to Haiti

    Feb 12, 2010

    With a baby due any day, Vicky Brautigam helped prepare Super Bowl care packages Wednesday to be sent to troops serving in Joint Task Force-Haiti. An Army wife, Brautigam said that her husband, Capt. Christopher Brautigam has been in Haiti nearly three weeks, making him one of the likely recipients of the care packages.

  • Commentary: Fort Jackson ready for CSF role

    Feb 12, 2010

    In case you haven't been following this story line, it's worth repeating. Fort Jackson is playing a major role in the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program with the opening of the Master Resilience Training school this spring.

  • Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey spread joy to Fort Bragg

    Feb 12, 2010

    Tuesday was a day for clowning around and good laughs as Dave and Cherie, the ambassadors of laughter from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus visited Fort Bragg. The two performed for Soldiers in the Warrior Transition Battalion as well as for students at Bowley and Murray elementary schools to spread cheer and the word that the circus is coming to town.

  • Fort McCoy Winter Extravaganza provides full day of activities

    Feb 12, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Outdoor recreation enthusiasts enjoyed a full day of activities in a picturesque winter setting during the Jan. 23 Winter Extravaganza event at Fort McCoy's Whitetail Ridge Ski Area. Winter Extravaganza has offered guests a mixture of traditional outdoor events, such as skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing, and the not-so-usual fare, such as a Snow Adventure Race, since its inception in 2007. Pam Budda, Fort McCoy Outdoor Recreation manager, said the event provides special activities for the facility's patrons.

  • Budget woes mean changes to many installation services

    Feb 12, 2010

    As many of you are painfully aware, our garrison budget has been drastically cut. You may have noticed the trash in your office isn't being taken out as often as it had been, or that supply, travel and training funds have been curtailed. You may be wondering how dire the budget situation is and what's being done about it.

  • Future Green Berets tackle real-world scenarios at Robin Sage

    Feb 12, 2010

    There's nothing quite like the real thing and that's almost what Soldiers training to become Green Berets get during the two-week Robin Sage exercise held near the end of the Special Forces Qualification Course. Robin Sage is held eight times a year and includes many different real-life scenarios Special Forces Soldiers will face with an operational unit. During the most recent Robin Sage exercise, future Green Berets were required to enter enemy territory and rescue an American pilot whose aircraft went down during a mission.

  • 'Falcons' say farewell, welcome new commander

    Feb 12, 2010

    After spending more than three weeks in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in response to the Jan. 12 earthquake, Col. Chris Gibson relinquished command of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division to Col. Tim McAteer during a change of command ceremony on Tuesday at Falcon Brigade Headquarters on the grounds of Aristide University.

  • Team Lee Steps Up to Help Earthquake Victims

    Feb 12, 2010

    Fort Lee community members aren't leaving the humanitarian relief to the Soldiers recently deployed to help support Joint Task Force-Haiti.

  • Fort McCoy receives $28,100 incentive award for energy conservation

    Feb 12, 2010

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- The Feb. 2 presentation of an energy-conservation financial incentive award was another sign of the successful continuing cooperative effort between Fort McCoy's energy provider, a statewide energy-conservation program and the installation. Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser said he was honored to accept the $28,100 incentive award, which was presented in the form of a ceremonial check by representatives from Focus on Energy and Xcel Energy. The check resulted from a lighting replacement project in the Installation Materiel Maintenance Activity (IMMA), facilities, buildings 200, 205, 206 and 208.

  • Warrior ethos: Paratrooper saves gunner from burning vehicle

    Feb 12, 2010

    Two acts of bravery saved the life of a Soldier, whom others said, most definitely would have died had it not been for a heroic action. On May 17, 2009, in the Rusafa district of Baghdad, 1st Lt. Luis Reyes twice entered a burning vehicle to rescue his injured gunner, Spc. Robert Mayes. The two men were assigned to the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Lives of fallen 1-214th Aviation Regiment troops honored in memorial ceremony

    Feb 12, 2010

    Hundreds of mourners gathered at the Panzer Kaserne Community Chapel in Stuttgart Feb. 11 to honor the memory of three Soldiers who sacrificed their lives in service to America.

  • Fort Lee Quartermasters Deploy More Soldiers to Haiti

    Feb 12, 2010

    A second wave of Fort Lee Soldiers made their final preparations for deployment to Haiti as a potentially record breaking snowstorm plagued much of the east coast.

  • Conference transforms ideas into reality

    Feb 12, 2010

    The 2010 Schweinfurt local-level Army Family Action Plan, or AFAP, conference marked yet another successful year of collaborative efforts to improve the Army way of life. Held at the Conn Community Conference Club Feb. 8 through 10, a total of 79 issues were addressed by the three work groups, focusing on areas of family and entitlements; consumer and housing; and force support and medical/dental.

  • USACE People: Norfolk District civil engineering technician helps save life

    Feb 12, 2010

    Carlos Quinones responds quickly to medical emergency at remote site. Safety program installed Automated External Defibrillators at district project offices and Quinones was trained to use it.

  • U.S. Army Olympians

    Feb 12, 2010

    Follow our Soldier-Olympians as they take part in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.

  • USACE - Iraqi Government collaborate on border road project

    Feb 12, 2010

    - A groundbreaking ceremony for a major road construction project along the Iraqi-Syrian border in the far western Al Anbar Province on Saturday, Jan. 30, was groundbreaking in two ways for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Gulf Region District.

  • Afghan strategy bears fruit, Iraq on track

    Feb 12, 2010

    Noting signs that the new strategy in Afghanistan "is beginning to bear fruit," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates also said during an interview aired Monday that the effort to build up Iraq's security forces and move forward with the U.S. drawdown plan there remains on track.

  • Holistic healing offers new alternative to medicine

    Feb 12, 2010

    Since the Army introduced the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program in October, there has been much focus on a holistic approach to physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family well-being.

  • USAREUR and IMCOM-E units recognized for efforts in raising $2.4 million for Combined Federal Campai

    Feb 12, 2010

    The USAREUR and IMCOM-E Combined Federal Campaign awards ceremony Feb. 10 at the Village Pavilion on Patrick Henry Village recognized the hundreds of Soldiers and civilians whose participation in the fall campaign raised $2.4 million.

  • USACE People: Shadow Day at Europe District

    Feb 12, 2010

    DOD Dependents Schools students shadow employees at Corps of Engineers district HQ in Wiesbaden, Germany - annual event introduces students to the workforce.

  • Local trucking company assists small Army bases

    Feb 12, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The small bases in Iraq, known as spokes to the larger bases' hubs, survive on the logistics and sustainment support from those nearby hubs.

  • Wounded warriors find joy in scuba diving

    Feb 12, 2010

    A group of wounded Soldiers from Charlie Company, Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe, based here in Schweinfurt, took a trip to an indoor swimming pool in Werneck on Saturday, Feb. 7, where they stripped off their uniforms, kicked off their boots, and hit the water for a scuba diving adventure.

  • Providing vision for Iraq's investors

    Feb 12, 2010

    Ibn Al Haytham, the man known as the "father of modern optics" believed that a person's perception of reality is shaped by the quality of the images they see. This native of Basrah, Iraq, may have understood well the goals of a flyover with Iraqi, Italian, French and U.S. Army journalists of some key areas of Muthana Province. The idea came from a recent conversation during which the Muthana Provincial Investment Commissions chairman, Adel Dahil Mohammed Al Yasiri, approached the U.S. State Department's Muthanna Provincial Reconstruction Team with a request to explore ways of improving their marketing materials.

  • Soldiers in Iraq prepare for stateside hurricanes

    Feb 12, 2010

    While Soldiers from the 155th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), prepare to re-deploy in early March, they are simultaneously preparing for their stateside mission should a hurricane hit the Mississippi gulf coast.

  • Previously injured Soldiers return to JBB

    Feb 12, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Eight Soldiers who were injured while serving in Iraq returned to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Feb. 5 during Operation Proper Exit Four, to tell their stories and witness the changes the country has undergone since they last served here.

  • Guard brushes off from 'blizzard' of state callouts

    Nov 18, 2011

    More than 3,000 National Guard members in eight states continue to assist in the massive recovery efforts after back-to-back, history-making winter storms crippled the mid-Atlantic region last week.

  • Social media storm arrives at Belvoir

    Nov 18, 2011

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Late-breaking PAO weather report: Not only did Fort Belvoir go through a massive winter storm, but the post also went through a social media storm of information.

  • Sustainers take a break for Super Sunday

    Feb 11, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) living in tents next to Haiti's international airport joined Servicemembers across Haiti, and the rest of the world, in watching the Super Bowl live on February 7.

  • "Wranglers" prep for Super Bowl party with pre-party

    Feb 11, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Soldiers of the 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), hosted a pre-Super Bowl party for service members and civilians at the dining facility here Feb. 6 during the midday meal.

  • Mississippi Guardsman embodies Army value of honor

    Feb 11, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - A Mississippi Army National Guard Soldier received a Command Sergeant Major's Award during a ceremony at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Feb. 5.

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