Archive: Feb 2010

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  • Cheers

    Feb 11, 2010

    Professional football's Houston Texan cheerleaders perform for service members and civilians at the Morale Welfare and Recreation center here, Feb. 4. The women visited Soldiers of the 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) at work before doing a few cheers, posing for photos with service members and civilians, and signing autographs. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew C. Cooley, 15th Sustainment Brigade public affairs)

  • Soldier teaches Ft. Lewis, Wash., company hand-to-hand combatives

    Feb 11, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Spc. Jeffery Putnam, a Raleigh, N.C., native and ammunition specialist for 63rd Ordnance Company, 80th Ordnance Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) from Ft. Lewis, Wash., and completed what only a small percentage of Soldiers have - the Army Combatives Level 3 course.

  • Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon helps alleviate stress and spending

    Feb 11, 2010

    Joint Base Balad, Iraq - The 716th Quartermaster Company, 80th Ordnance battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), received a shipment of care packages from the Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon.

  • Mississippi Guardsman embodies Army value of personal courage

    Feb 11, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - A Mississippi Army National Guard Soldier received a Command Sergeant Major Certificate during a ceremony at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Feb. 1.

  • "My House"

    Feb 11, 2010

    Students in Alice Pomeroy's second grade class raises their hands to answer the question, "Who wants to tell me about their house'" asked by Capt. Deveilla Lambert, commander, 15th Special Troops Battalion rear detachment, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) during story time at the battalion's adopted school Clarke Elementary School Jan. 7 on Fort Hood, Texas. Because most of the students have one parent or another who serve in the military, living on post was the most popular answer. (U.S. Army photo by Corporal Jessica Hampton, 15th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

  • Online Professional Forums Save Lives, Time and Money

    Feb 11, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Battle Command Knowledge System (BCKS) at Fort Leavenworth,Kansas, hosts more than 60 online professional forums with nearly 153,000 members. Sponsored by a variety of organizations throughout the Army, BCKS forums focus on functional areas (e.g. personnel and logistics), leaders (e.g. NCO, warrant officer, commander, S-3 and XO) and operations (e.g. counterinsurgency, transition teams). Through the forums, Soldiers and units connect to share knowledge, solve problems, share best practices and develop professional skills.

  • Soldier shoots for unprecedented U.S. medal in Olympic biathlon

    Feb 11, 2010

    Three-time Olympic biathlete Sgt. Jeremy Teela returns to the site of the best performance of his career with sights set on becoming the first U.S. biathlete ever to win an Olympic medal.

  • Special Forces First Sergeant Shares Knowledge

    Feb 11, 2010

    Soldiers of 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) fire at Range 52 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Prayer breakfast set for Wednesday

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Individuals from a variety of faith backgrounds will gather at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Benning Conference Center with a single purpose: prayer.

  • Back in the saddle again

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - After more than 20 years without riding, SGT Jerry Goodwin was back in the saddle. He was one of nearly 40 Soldiers and family members with the Warrior Transition Battalion who took part in the Wounded Warrior Horsemanship program Saturday at Wetherby Field.

  • Orangemen come back for the win

    Feb 11, 2010

    The Orangemen won an intramural basketball game against the Warriors 51-42 Feb. 4 at Smith Fitness Center. After trailing the Warriors the entire first half, the Orangemen took control of the game in the final five minutes.

  • USAMU to host Army Small Arms championships

    Feb 11, 2010

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

  • Drill sergeant returns to duty following amputation

    Feb 11, 2010

    A random accident cost Staff Sgt. Luis Elias his right hand, but it didn't crush his resolve to lead a life without limitations.

  • Fort Benning Ballers win 52-35

    Feb 11, 2010

    The Fort Benning Ballers are one game shy from being on top in the 13- and 14-year-old Columbus youth basketball division. The Ballers kept their second-place spot after defeating Shirley Winston 52-35 Saturday at Shirley Winston Recreation Center.

  • 926th Med cases colors

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Friends and family of the 926th Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) gathered at the Sightseeing Chapel to watch the unit case its colors Friday in preparation of its upcoming deployment to Iraq.

  • Adventure race set for March 13

    Feb 11, 2010

    Prepare to put your orienteering, biking and trekking skills to the test. The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports and Outdoor Recreation will host an adventure race beginning at 10 a.m. March 13 at Kings Pond on post. While an adventure race expedition event can last more than 10 days, the Fort Benning race will be three hours. Adventure races can have individual to four-person teams, but the Fort Benning race will only have two- and three-person teams.

  • Army Marina upgrades charter fleet

    Feb 11, 2010

    DESTIN, Fla. - The Army Marina upgraded the showcase boat in its charter fleet last summer and plans to build on a cruise schedule and water taxi service to beach, dining and entertainment attractions around Destin Harbor.

  • Benning TV to air new show

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Want to know more about pediatric dentistry or where your BAH goes' Now, finding those answers is as easy as turning on your TV.

  • 402nd Army Field Support Brigade expands into Kuwait, Qatar

    Feb 11, 2010

    402nd AFSB extends reach

  • Expo to feature dozens of employers

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Transitioning Soldiers, veterans, retirees, family members and other post personnel are encouraged to participate in the upcoming CivilanJobs.com career expo. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 25 at the Benning Conference Center, 7010 Morrison Ave.

  • Destination: Destin

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - It's a hidden jewel tucked away on northwest Florida's Gulf Coast, designed as a getaway for Soldiers and their families.

  • All they need is one shot to get it done

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Even a sniper can have a bad day. "It was below 30 degrees and it started raining but we had no choice," said SFC George Lewis. "We had to shoot. Conditions are always going to change downrange but you can't let it affect the mission. There's no excuse for why you didn't take the shot or didn't do your job."

  • Quartermaster company augments 402nd Army Field Support Brigade

    Feb 11, 2010

    The 249th Quartermaster Company has been added to the 2nd Battalion, 402 Army Field Support Brigade, increasing property drawdown capability.

  • Warriors compete in combative tournament

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Soldiers, both students and permanent party, assigned to 187th, 264th and 232nd Medical Battalions competed for the title of best combative fighters during the Fort Sam Houston Combative Tournament Feb. 6 at Jimmy Brought Fitness Center.

  • 'Stand! Speak! Listen!' Teen poetry slam success for all who attended

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- "Stand! Speak! Listen!" attracted six teen poet "slammers" who shared feelings of anger, pain, love, kindness and compassion with an audience of approximately 80 people who hissed, jeered or gave rousing applause Feb. 6 at the Sam Houston Club.

  • Book reveals history of USDB in photographs

    Feb 11, 2010

    The chief of staff of the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., has published a photographic history of the century-old military prison.

  • 201st Military Intelligence Battalion cases colors anticipating deployment to Afghanistan

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The 201st Military Intelligence Battalion cased its colors Feb. 5 as it prepares to deploy very soon to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • 5/7 Cav takes 'reins' of command at FOB Falcon

    Feb 11, 2010

    The leaders of 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, headquartered at Fort Stewart, took command of their area of responsibility in Iraq during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Falcon, Jan. 22.

  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs ROTC Cadets Experience Army Space

    Feb 11, 2010

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command operations gave an inside glimpse of Space in today's Army to some 25 Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on Tuesday morning in Building 3 here.

  • Major, sister helping Iraqi women market art

    Feb 11, 2010

    Maj. Thao Reed, of Battle Command Training Program's Operations Group F, and her sister Teresa Nguyen, a Dallas-based marketing specialist, started Janan Collection last year as a way of helping women in Iraq sell their paintings, traditional baskets, custom jewelry and crafts.

  • 'Hidden Art' revealed in local show

    Feb 11, 2010

    For 28 years, members of the Leavenworth, Kan., community and beyond have been collecting art created by inmates through the "Hidden Art Locked Away" art show and sale. This year, inmates from the U.S. Penitentiary and U.S. Disciplinary Barracks participated.

  • Armed Forces Bank trains Army officers

    Feb 11, 2010

    Training With Industry is a yearlong course similar to an apprenticeship. Officers and noncommissioned officers gain industry expertise, which they will take back to their military positions. Students are encouraged to wear civilian attire and network with their civilian trainers and employers. Capt. Christopher Wurst is studying at Armed Forces Bank for his training, but other branch studies might include learning to write government requests for proposals or marketing.

  • TRADOCAca,!E+working dogs gather for certification

    Feb 11, 2010

    Eight Training and Doctrine Command military working dog teams trained at Fort Leavenworth Feb. 1-4 as part of their annual certification requirements. Three teams were from Fort Leavenworth, two from Fort Jackson, S.C., two from Fort Gordon, Ga., and one from Fort Eustis, Va. Five of the eight dogs have been on combat deployments to Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Flag ceremony marks start of new ILE class

    Feb 11, 2010

    U.S. and international officers in the Command and General Staff College's Intermediate Level Education class 2010-02 formally began 10 months of professional military education at the international flag ceremony Feb. 8 in the Lewis and Clark Center's Eisenhower Auditorium.

  • Air Cav undertakes sling load in support of aviation mission

    Feb 11, 2010

  • Super Bowl a taste of home for Task Force Marne

    Feb 11, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Throughout Task Force Marne, servicemembers and civilians gathered at a central location or woke from a restful sleep and turned on their TVs at 2 a.m. to watch the Super Bowl with millions of other Americans, Feb. 8.

  • Son of 3rd CAB Soldier headed to West Point

    Feb 11, 2010

    Brian Calkins, a former JROTC student at Richmond Hill High School, is thankful that his parents taught him how to set goals and reach them. Recently, that skill, along with a 3.7 GPA, helped the high school senior reach the goal of a lifetime - acceptance to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

  • Hunter Army Airfield community holds prayer breakfast

    Feb 11, 2010

    <b> HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b> - About 50 Servicemembers and civilians shared a mouth-watering breakfast at the Soldiers Inn Dining Facility at Hunter Army Airfield at 7 a.m., Feb. 4. The group gathered to remember the National Day of Prayer and the value that prayer has for our servicemembers on Hunter and for people in all areas of the world.

  • 4th IBCT hosts Installation prayer breakfast

    Feb 11, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Since the United States Congress' inception of the National Prayer Breakfast in 1953, the nation, its military components and several cities from sea to shining sea participate in the annual spiritual gathering during the month of February. Third Infantry Division Soldiers joined in on the nationwide event held at the Vanguard Dining Facility on Fort Stewart, Feb. 4.

  • Civilian employee marks end of career spanning four decades

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Through four decades, one employee has worked to improve the lives of Soldiers, Families and civilians. Since 1971, Lynn C. Schwabenthal, Fort Drum special projects officer, has worked in the Morale, Welfare and Recreation field to entertain those who serve and sacrifice for their country.

  • 563rd Military Police Company returns from Iraq

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Soldiers of 563rd Military Police Company, 91st Military Police Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, returned Feb. 3 from a yearlong deployment in Iraq, much to the delight of their waiting Families and friends during a welcome home ceremony at Magrath Gym.

  • 'Iron Chef' Competition sizzles at Fort Polk

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade competed in a head-to-head culinary arts contest in Patriot Inn Dining Facility, Jan. 29.

  • Stewart-Hunter assists in Haitian disaster relief

    Feb 11, 2010

    As the Ghostriders of 10th Transportation Company, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, departs from LSA Sustainer, Haiti, the devastation of the country becomes more and more apparent.

  • Fort Drum 911 dispatchers, MP help woman deliver baby in bathtub

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - On a snowy night last month in the Crescent Woods area of Fort Drum, a baby boy received a police escort into this world. With the calm voice of Fort Drum 911 dispatcher George A. Turner in her ear, military policewoman Spc. Tara Shvetzov, a traffic accident investigator for U.S. Army Garrison, rushed down an icy Chapel Drive, climbed the stairs of a stranger's house and found a woman lying in a tub.

  • 5/7 Cav takes 'reins' of command at FOB Falcon

    Feb 11, 2010

    BAGHDAD - The leaders of 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, headquartered at Fort Stewart, took command of their area of responsibility in Iraq during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Falcon, Jan. 22.

  • Fort Rucker volunteer receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Some people just never stop working, and after 43 years of volunteering at the Fort Rucker Thrift Shop, 86-year-old Germaine Auxier received a hearty Aca,!A"thank youAca,!A? from the post community Feb. 1 for her service to Soldiers and Families.

  • Celebrate holiday with Fort Rucker activities

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Valentine's Day evokes a wide variety of emotions in many, and several post facilities offer traditional and alternative ways to celebrate the romance-themed holiday.

  • Army changes structure of Basic Officer Leadership Course

    Feb 11, 2010

    The Army is changing the way it trains its newest second lieutenants by merging two basic courses and having officers from the same branches train together from the onset of their careers.

  • 15th Finance Soldiers deploy to Haiti

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - After 10 days of intense, focused training and deployment preparation, 26 Soldiers of D Detachment, 15th Finance Management Company, are deploying this week to Haiti to serve in support of Operation Unified Response.

  • Lifting spirits--new equipment supports handicapped hunters at Fort Rucker

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Retired CW3 Tony Vilardo embraces hunting as an opportunity to spend time with friends and enjoy the outdoors. Vilardo, who has multiple sclerosis, has not participated in the sport on post in several years, but that may change soon since Outdoor Recreation received its first handicapped tree stand in January.

  • Fort Sill continues ice storm cleanup with Operation Restore

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - In the wake of a devastating ice storm that pulverized the post, Fort Sill leaders banded together forming Operation Restore to return the post to full operability.

  • USAACE, Fort Rucker officials honor NCO, Soldier of Year

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker officials honored their Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year for 2009 during a ceremony Feb. 5 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Army Aviation gunners discuss future issues

    Feb 11, 2010

    Aerial-gunnery Soldiers, instructors and other related personnel from different installations and allied countries discussed issues facing their craft during the Gunnery Working Group conference.

  • Rage triumphs in Fort Rucker Black History Month 3-on-3 title game

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Rage, a team of civilians, used a swarming defense and tough inside play to defeat Old Skool 12-5 in the post's first African-American/Black History Month 3-on-3 basketball tournament Feb. 6.

  • Fort Rucker engineer unit deactivates

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT RUCKER Ala. -- After calling Fort Rucker home for nearly 40 years, B Company, 46th Engineer BattalionAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Bravo BeastAca,!A? Soldiers said goodbye Feb. 10 during a deactivation ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • 3rd ESC On Facebook!

    Feb 11, 2010

  • Stewart, Hunter hold Town Halls

    Feb 11, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b> - Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander, Col. Kevin Milton headed Fort Stewart's last full-blown town hall meeting at Club Stewart, Feb. 4 as he encouraged residents to continue communicating with Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield leadership via dial-the-boss, ICE comments, Ask Rocky and other social media available on the Team Stewart Web site.

  • Training mission: Fort Polk Soldiers convoy to Pine Bluff Arsenal

    Feb 11, 2010

    During the last week of January, Soldiers from the 7th Chemical Company, 83rd Chemical Battalion, stationed at Fort Polk, La, convoyed to Pine Bluff Arsenal, and began a certification training mission using the M31E1 Biological Integrated Detection System, or BIDS. The Soldiers are required to be certified on the BIDS every six months.

  • Wounded Battle Boar Soldier looks forward to returning to his unit

    Feb 11, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Three weeks ago, Sgt. Charles Barr, Company B, 1 Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, was on a routine dismounted patrol with his platoon in Kirkuk, Iraq. They found no suspicious persons or activity and were headed back to their vehicles when the Americus, Ga., native was struck by small arms fire.

  • Logistics Soldiers provide unique capability in Haiti

    Feb 11, 2010

    As part of the first wave of Soldiers to hit the ground in Haiti, some 900 from the 7th Sustaiment Brigade are providing unique, yet critical logistical support.

  • Arlington National Cemetery Closed to the Public this Weekend

    Feb 11, 2010

    The cemetery will remain closed to the public Feb. 12-15. The conditions are simply not safe enough for visitors until more snow/ice is able to be cleared away and the safety of our visitors is very important to us. Please know that our crews have been working hard to clear the roads and walkways.

  • Marne Faces, Marne Places: It's more than 'gas and go' for fleet manager

    Feb 11, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - There are not many people you will find who have been working in the same place for 30 years. But should you decide to find such a person, look no further than John Brinson at the Fort Stewart Transportation Motor Pool. As the TMP Fleet Manager for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Brinson manages the wide array of cars, trucks, and busses for the installation.

  • A religion rejoices

    Feb 11, 2010

    An estimated 14 million pilgrims flocked to the city of Karbala, Iraq, in celebration of the Muslim holiday Arba'een Feb. 5, marking the seventh year of the gathering since U.S.-led forces removed Saddam Hussein from power. Ten years ago, the pilgrimage was hardly attended, due to a ban on the Shi'a holiday by Hussein's regime, said Col. A'aed Saeer Rageeb, commander of Iraqi Police operations in Babil province. According to Rageeb, the pilgrimage has grown in attendance every year since that time.

  • 30th HBCT Soldiers enjoy 'Super Event' at Rocky's

    Feb 11, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - The event was a familiar one seen throughout most of the United States on Super Bowl Sunday - a large gathering of football fans cheering on the final two teams playing for the National Football League's ultimate prize. Soldiers from the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina National Guard, met at Rocky's Zone to enjoy the grand spectacle of Super Bowl XLIV.

  • Community Teens confirm faith during ceremony

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- About 15 community teens completed a third and final sacrament of initiation into the Catholic church Monday night.

  • Celebrities perform at Rucker--concert shares 'strong' message

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Recording artists and comedians perform on post Feb. 12 night to entertain Soldiers and Families, and educate them about sexual assault and harassment prevention.

  • Fort Riley Soldiers celebrate the Super Bowl in style at the Army's first official Warrior Zone

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan.-With the Super Bowl pre-game show playing on 19 televisions, it was a super Sunday to officially open the Army's first Warrior Zone.

  • USACE, Iraqi army open 'Location Command' facility

    Feb 11, 2010

    The facility will provide a base for more than 1,000 Iraqi soldiers, and includes barracks, a dining facility, fire station, clinic, fuel station and electric power facility.

  • Students collect for Haiti disaster

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When a massive earthquake devastated Haiti Jan. 12, emotional shock waves were felt across the world.

  • Peers remember passionate Soldier

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Family, friends and co-workers bid an emotional farewell to the late Capt. Tony Brannon during a memorial service Feb. 4 at the Post Theater.

  • Military Saves Week programs promote financial readiness

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Personal bankruptcies have doubled in the past decade, about 43 percent of American families spend more than they earn each year and the average American household carries $8,000 in credit card debt.

  • Marching on: Walk initiates post black history events

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Visitors to Fort Jackson last weekend may have noticed a group participating in what, from a distance, looked like a civil rights march. But the group of Fort Jackson Soldiers, civilian employees and family members gathered at the Solomon Center Feb. 6 were actually honoring Black History Month with the first of two scheduled events.

  • Housing draws praise at town hall

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Members of the Fort Jackson community met at the Solomon Center Tuesday for the installation's quarterly town hall meeting. As during recent meetings, on-post housing was the center of interest for many in attendance.

  • Covenant covers extended child care for Soldiers

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Capt. Cherby Allen, battalion logistics officer for Task Force Marshall, said she remembers the long hours she worked in 2008 as a company executive officer for the 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment.

  • AFAP conference raises issues

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Immediately following a yearlong deployment in Iraq, Staff Sgt. Dionne Timaul, received orders to move to Fort Jackson. Once she arrived, Timaul said she was given very little time to settle her family and help them adjust to having "Mommy" back.

  • ADA unit holds farewell run before returning home

    Feb 11, 2010

    It was 7 a.m. when the Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar system went off, and more than 300 Servicemembers and civilians knew what that meant- time to race. Company E, 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, hosted its farewell run Feb. 7, at Camp Victory in Baghdad. Appropriately dubbed "When you hear the alert, hit the dirt", the run was 3.3 miles in honor of their task force name, TF 3-3 ADA (C-RAM).

  • Natick is Open

    Feb 11, 2010

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center is open for business. Please be careful as you drive. There are wet spots on the roads and there may be patches of ice. Have a safe trip and a great day. As of 5:30 a.m., the Natick Soldier Systems Center is open for business. The snow storm didn't have the expected impact on the Area.

  • OP has special meaning for 210th troop

    Feb 11, 2010

    2ID Soldier receives PCS award at OP Oullette on DMZ, named after Pfc. Joseph Oullette, a relative and Medal of Honor recipient from the Korean War.

  • 2nd CAB gunnery lights up Korean sky

    Feb 11, 2010

    2nd CAB, 2nd ID conducts gunnery at Rodriguez Range, South Korea.

  • The burning question

    Sep 30, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fire is bad, or is it' Thirty years ago, massive wildfires at Fort Benning numbered into the hundreds annually. Spanning thousands of acres at a time, the wildfires not only affected safety but also the ability to train Soldiers, said John Brent, chief of the Environmental Management Division, Directorate of Public Works.

  • LA's all-female ACDC tribute band has concert first at Q-West

    Feb 10, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - The all female ACDC tribute band ThundHerStruck, out of Los Angeles, performed a karaoke-style concert for troops, civilian contractors, and Department of Defense employees here at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation center Jan. 26.

  • APFT

    Feb 10, 2010

  • Dance Ministry

    Feb 10, 2010

  • Preparation for Vehicle Movement

    Feb 10, 2010

  • 541st CSSB Soldiers spin the battalion's crest

    Feb 10, 2010

  • MAINTENANCE

    Feb 10, 2010

    CAMP LIBERTY, IRAQ - Spc. Johan Gustafson, a native of Medillene, Columbia, and a member of the 169th Seaport Operations Company, 260th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade works as a welder for the company's maintenance section. Gustafson has used his special skill set to fabricate a roller sleeve system for the forks on the 10K forklift which is used to load helicopters more efficiently and safely at the Arrival/Departure Air Control Group, Baghdad International Airport.

  • Q-West mayor cell transitions to 15th STB

    Feb 10, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - The Contingency Operating Location Q-West mayor cell transitioned from the 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms to the Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), during a small ceremony here Feb. 1.

  • Army Space Power Wargame Seminar II

    Feb 10, 2010

    The Army Space Power Wargame Seminar II in Colorado Springs, Colo. took place this week. The focus of the event is Land Component Operations in Degraded, Denied and Disrupted Space Operations Environment. The four-day event is a follow-on to last month's Warfighter's Forum and brings together key Army and industry leaders who will provide their insight and subject matter expertise.

  • Huachuca, partners debut homes that wow Soldiers, Families

    Feb 10, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz -- Fort Huachuca's leadership has taken steps to ensure that Soldiers looking for the best housing in the Army need look no further than their own backyard. The Fort's new properties are now comparable to their civilian counterparts. But perhaps the biggest value, according to the reconstructed areas' two newest residents is what the upgrade provides Soldiers and their Families serving in a time of persistent conflict.

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

    Feb 10, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--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. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquartered at Fort Monroe, Va., was at Fort Sill Feb. 8 and 9.

  • Depot selected as Richmond Chamber of Commerce Industry of the Year

    Feb 10, 2010

    Blue Grass Army Depot was recently selected as the Richmond Chamber of Commerce Industry of the Year at the Chamber's 25th annual awards banquet.

  • "It has been a fun ride!"

    Feb 10, 2010

    RRAD celebrates 50 years of civil service with employee Rick Bungart.

  • RRAD/Caterpillar continue partnership journey

    Feb 10, 2010

    Red River Army Depot began a parternship in 2007 that has continued to reach new heights.

  • RRAD bids farewell to a great leader

    Feb 10, 2010

    Deput Commander at Red River Army Depot dies.

  • 'Giant Voice' reaches out to Fort Drum community

    Feb 10, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - To help inform Fort Drum's community in times of emergencies, there is a new "voice" for the people. The post's Mass Notification System, also known as "Giant Voice," consists of a series of towers that have loud speakers mounted on top to notify the community of pending emergencies or natural disasters.

  • Residents raise issues during town hall meeting

    Feb 10, 2010

  • TMDE offers more support to Fort Drum

    Feb 10, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The U.S. Army Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Activity's newly renovated facility here opened its doors to units at Fort Drum after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 2. "The new facility has doubled the capacity for the storage of customers and equipment and will allow the customer to bring all the equipment to one building, making it simpler," said William P. Freeman, chief of the Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Support Center - Tobyhanna, Tobyhanna, Pa.

  • Study reveals patriotic, active children suffer less deployment stress

    Feb 10, 2010

  • 7th Engineer Battalion welcomes 20 Soldiers into Noncommissioned Officer Corps

    Feb 10, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - United States Forces-Iraq Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence Wilson and 7th Engineer Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Federico Boyce inducted 20 new sergeants into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps during a ceremony Jan. 22 at Memorial Hall here. The ceremony began with a video to highlight the history of the Noncommissioned Officer. Wilson, the guest speaker, spoke to the new sergeants about what is expected of them and the new challenges they will face as NCOs.

  • Division commander unveils energy conservation policy

    Feb 10, 2010

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