Archive: Feb 2010

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  • DWI law adds felony charges when transporting children, mandates ignition interlocks

    Feb 10, 2010

  • Officials participate in ribbon-cutting, memorialization for Stone Dental Clinic

    Feb 10, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Staff, dignitaries and friends of the Fort Drum Dental Activity gathered for an official ribbon-cutting and memorialization ceremony Feb. 4 at the newly dedicated Stone Dental Clinic on Enduring Freedom Drive.

  • 1st Brigade Combat Team cases colors for deployment to Afghanistan

    Feb 10, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The 1st Brigade Combat Team cased its colors Feb. 9 at Magrath Gym, officially making the final preparations for its upcoming deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. More than 3,000 Warrior Brigade Soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan within the coming months. Guest speaker at the ceremony was Maj. Gen. James L. Terry, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum commander. He told Soldiers and Families of the brigade how proud he is of them and how much faith he has in their abilities.

  • Blue Star Families offers support for service members' Families

    Feb 10, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y, - For Families who serve and sacrifice alongside the millions of active and reserve component service members, there is a new support channel when life gets stressful. Blue Star Families was formed in December 2008 by military spouses in an effort to raise awareness of the challenges of military Family life among civilian communities and leaders. BSF includes Family Members of all branches of service, including National Guard and Reserve, as well as veterans and civilians.

  • Statement on the Death of Congressman John Murtha

    Feb 10, 2010

    I was greatly saddened to learn of the death of Congressman John Murtha. His unwavering devotion to our men and women in uniform strengthened our nation and will be his legacy. Although most will remember Congressman Murtha for his public service- first in the Marine Corps and then in Congress - I will remember him as someone who cared deeply for our men and women in uniform. When I was a newly elected member of Congress, Jack set aside partisan politics and joined me to visit Fort Drum and the men and women of the 10th Mountain Division. During my nine terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, I often worked with Jack to bring the necessary resources to our troops. I'm grateful for the example he set, always putting the interests of the military ahead of his own and never losing sight of the individual service member for whom he felt a deep sense of gratitude. The Army - the entire military - has lost one of its most steadfast advocates in Congressman Murtha. His legacy of devotion to the defense of our nation lives on in those he inspired and in those for whom he dedicated his life. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

  • 2010 Best Warriors named by Europe Regional Medical Command

    Feb 10, 2010

  • MDW Components at the Superbowl

    Feb 10, 2010

    During the pregame festivities at the SuperBowl on Sunday, February 7, 2010, an Armed Forces Color Guard from the Military District of Washington presented colors while being accompanied by drummers from the U.S. Air Force Band.

  • "Black Jack" Soldiers hit ground running

    Feb 10, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - After nearly a year of fighting insurgents and enhancing relations between Kurds and Arabs in the contentious northern Iraq province of Kirkuk, the Soldiers of the 2nd "Black Jack" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, returned to Fort Hood and uncased their colors at a ceremony Feb. 2.

  • 28th Trans. Bn. conducts last Driver's Training Academy course

    Feb 10, 2010

    The 21 Soldiers from 28th Transportation Battalion who gathered at the United Service Organizations on Benjamin Franklin Village in Mannheim, Germany, Feb. 2 to close out three weeks of driver's training hold a place of distinction in the battalion's history.

  • Waging war against suicide

    Feb 10, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Seeing images of ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan flashing across television screens, and on the Internet has become a daily occurrence for most of us. These images serve as constant reminders of the enemy that U.S. forces face every day. However, there's another enemy lurking a lot closer to home. It's one targeting service members of every rank, from every unit, and from every background. As a result, Army officials across the service have launched a full assault to prevent it from taking another life.

  • Hand-made textiles to provide a touch of home

    Feb 10, 2010

    The Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Command, (NSRDEC) provides everything the Soldier eats, carries, is sheltered in and wears for protection. The NSRDEC Director, Dr. Marilyn Freeman is starting a new voluntary project entitled Touch of Home that will start on Feb. 17.

  • Hand-made textiles to provide a touch of home

    Feb 10, 2010

    The Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Command, (NSRDEC) provides everything the Soldier eats, carries, is sheltered in and wears for protection. The NSRDEC Director, Dr. Marilyn Freeman is starting a new voluntary project entitled Touch of Home that will start on Feb. 17.

  • Combined Forces Command hosts future Korean officers

    Feb 10, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Senior ROK-U.S. Combined Forces Command leaders welcomed the 66th graduating class of the Korean Military Academy here Feb. 3 to familiarize them with the current "combined" defense system and the transformation of ROK-U.S. Alliance.

  • Army Message of Tribute to Congressman John P. Murtha

    Feb 9, 2010

  • Message of Tribute from Secretary McHugh and General Casey

    Feb 9, 2010

    It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of a true patriot, as well as a tremendous friend and supporter of the United States Army, Congressman John P. Murtha, who represented Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District.

  • "Wagonmasters" honor volunteers

    Feb 9, 2010

  • Bronco Soldiers receive new commanders during week of celebrations

    Feb 9, 2010

    Just three months after returning from a year-long deployment to Northern Iraq, the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division ("Broncos") received new commanders for its six battalions during a week of ceremonies at Sills Field Jan. 26-28.

  • Wagonmasters dedicate pavilion to fallen Soldier

    Feb 9, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - The 15th Sustainment Brigade and 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) leaders dedicated a pavilion here to a fallen Fort Hood Soldier during a small ceremony Feb. 3.

  • 13th ESC commander meets with "Wagonmaster" leaders

    Feb 9, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Brig. Gen. Paul Wentz, commander of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) out of Fort Hood, Texas, participated in a 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th ESC commander's conference here, Feb. 4.

  • Mississippi Guardsman shows ingenuity during convoy security missions

    Feb 9, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Winter mud can pose safety and security risks to gun truck crews, but a Mississippi Army National Guard Soldier has come up with a method for minimizing those risks for his scout gun truck.

  • 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducts commo check

    Feb 9, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), communications section, commonly referred to as "Section 6," set out to train over 180 drivers and truck commanders on essential operator level communication tasks beginning Jan. 21 at Contingency Operation Base Speicher.

  • HHC, 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion prepares for redeployment

    Feb 9, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), started the redeployment process by preparing their containers for shipment back to the United States.

  • Local nationals work to keep JBB clean

    Feb 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers with the 547th Transportation Company, 49th Transportation Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) escort the local nationals who work to beautify Joint Base Balad, Iraq, and keep it clean.

  • Provider leaders meet, discuss movement of troops, equipment in Iraq

    Feb 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 49th Transportation Battalion out of Fort Hood, Texas, and 19 subordinate units throughout Iraq participated in a quarterly Green Tab Huddle Jan. 25 through Jan. 27 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Justice celebrates 40 years of service

    Feb 9, 2010

    During a visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC), Maj. Gen. Nickolas Justice, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) celebrated a milestone in his military career.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' commander donates to museum

    Feb 9, 2010

  • 'Tropic Lightning' commander donates to division history

    Feb 9, 2010

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Maj. Timothy T. Snider

    Feb 9, 2010

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Maj. Timothy T. Snider

  • CAMO gets new office space

    Feb 9, 2010

    CAMO gets 40 new offices and nearly 20,000 square feet of additional office space.

  • 4TROOPS attributes success to Army Entertainment Division

    Feb 9, 2010

    Four former Soldiers attribute their Army experiences and training as the driving force behind 4TROOPS, a vocal group recording its self-titled debut album in New York City.

  • Tobyhanna employees support Haitian relief efforts

    Feb 9, 2010

    Tobyhanna Army Depot--Tobyhanna personnel are providing a wide range of support to the international relief effort in earthquake-devastated Haiti.

  • U.S., Iraqi forces comission joint training facility in marshes

    Feb 9, 2010

    U.S. and Iraqi leaders joined in the marshlands of southern Maysan Province Feb. 4 to celebrate the official grand opening of the Common Training Center on Joint Security Station Umm Sa'ah.

  • Military OneSource offers free tax filing

    Feb 9, 2010

    Defense officials encourage military families to once again take advantage of the free electronic tax filing services offered through Military OneSource.

  • Special Forces Soldiers' heroic actions result in Bronze Stars

    Feb 9, 2010

    Three 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Soldiers were presented with Bronze Star Medals during a ceremony held Feb. 4, at Panzer Hall in BAfAPblingen.

  • 554th MP Co. NCO saves infant's life

    Feb 9, 2010

    It was still morning on Nov. 8, 2009, when screams erupted from a stairwell apartment on Patch Barracks. A few floors above, Army Sgt. Steven Viccaro and Air Force Master Sgt. David Smith were helping to move furniture for a friend.

  • WebTrac brings FMWR home: Program gives families online options

    Feb 9, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Signing up for Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation activities is about to get much easier.

  • Casey commander meets with KSTA businessmen in Dongducheon

    Feb 9, 2010

    (From left standing) Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, USAG-Casey commander, addresses the KSTA business men gathered in the Dongducheon Saemaeul Geumgo Building, as Pae, Tong su translates, to discuss issues and concerns regarding entertainment and commerce between U.S. personnel and Korean shop owners Feb. 4. - Courtesy photo

  • Story Time kicks off in Red Cloud library

    Feb 9, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation partnered with Child Youth and School Services to bring children and Family members in the community 'Story Time' in their kickoff of the event Feb. 2 at the USAG-Red Cloud library.

  • Indianhead Golf Course lauded as best in Army

    Feb 9, 2010

    USAG CASEY, Republic of Korea - The Indianhead Golf Course here was given the Best Army Golf Course 2009 Excellence in Management for Golf Course Management award Jan. 24.

  • Super Bowl XLIV plays in Gateway Club on Casey

    Feb 9, 2010

    Hairo Ortiz, Troy Glover, Brian Perry, and Rasheed Johnson cheer their teams on during the broadcast of Super Bowl XLIV.

  • Red Cloud BOSS sweeps forum competitions

    Feb 9, 2010

    USAG RED CLOUD, Republic of Korea - Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers on U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud Garrison earned first place for Best Installation BOSS organization, Best Event, which was awarded for delivering the best BOSS activity for Soldiers in Korea to participate in.

  • Workshop finds solutions to challenges facing military school children

    Feb 9, 2010

    USAG RED CLOUD, Republic of Korea - Parents meet at the education center here to participate in a seminar and workshop that focused on transition issues and transitional resources for children of military parents.

  • Allies conduct combined training at CCTT

    Feb 8, 2010

    Manchus of 2-9th Infantry, 2ID, conduct combined training with ROK Army Soldiers from the 75th ROK Army Brigade

  • A different kind of mission

    Feb 8, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) has deployed before, but never like this. The 3d ESC completed a 15-month deployment to Iraq in August 2009. Now, the unit is in Haiti. The command's Soldiers didn't expect to be deployed again so soon, but Haiti's January 12th earthquake changed all that.

  • 2nd CAB helps allies prepare for OEF

    Feb 8, 2010

    2-2 CAB Soldiers help ROK Army aviators prepare for deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Jan. 28, 2010 - Brookings Institution

    Feb 8, 2010

  • Army Family Covenant continues to provide for Army children

    Feb 8, 2010

    The goal of the Army Family Covenant is clear-cut - take care of not only Soldiers, including those stationed at the Presidio of Monterey, but also families who have endured eight years of hardships as troops deployed downrange numerous times.

  • Family Advocacy survey results will yield change, rewards

    Feb 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Do you want to be heard' Do you want your voice to count for programs and services provided by the Family Advocacy Program' Want a chance to win a $100 AAFES gift card'

  • Senior NCOs volunteer for the homeless

    Feb 8, 2010

    More than a dozen Army public affairs specialists joined the Happy Helpers for the Homeless last weekend to prepare and distribute food for the homeless.

  • Students SOAR with tutoring, homework help online

    Feb 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Two online technology programs have recently been launched to help military families with tutoring services and homework assistance.

  • Shafter PXMarket, Tripler shoppette offer variety of merchandise, vendors

    Feb 8, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - A unique shoping experience is located here. The PXMarket serves as a hybrid store designed to service the Fort Shafter community's specific needs.

  • New homes now open in Wili Wili community

    Feb 8, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Families began moving into the first of 241 homes planned for the Wili Wili neighborhood at Wheeler Army Airfield last month.

  • ACS program assists spouses seeking employment

    Feb 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - When it comes to helping the jobless find employment, either on post or off, the woman affectionately referred to as "Ms. Johnson" is the one all Army spouses, here, come to see.

  • Tripler's blood center provides the 'gift of life'

    Feb 8, 2010

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - When it comes to assisting comrades in harm's way, the blood donor center, here, has a lifesaving reach that extends not only throughout the Pacific Rim, but also to faraway places such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • IMCOM commander hears concerns from senior spouses in Hawaii

    Feb 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Carving time out of a very hectic four-day visit, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command dined with the spouses of Hawaii's senior Army leaders, Jan. 21, here.

  • JAG deploys to PTA for annual joint services training

    Feb 8, 2010

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - More than two dozen military lawyers and paralegals trained, here, last week, to sharpen their skills in preparation for upcoming deployments.

  • Presidio employees honored for achievements

    Feb 8, 2010

    Presidio of Monterey, Calif. -- Employees of the Presidio of Monterey Garrison, who in recent months had been singled out for official honors and recognition, assembled for the garrison's regularly scheduled awards ceremony at Ord Military Community's General Stilwell Community Center Jan. 22.

  • Installations to receive additional funding

    Feb 8, 2010

    PENTAGON - Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. announced Friday that the Army is taking steps to increase funding by $500 million for Base Operating Support in fiscal 2010.

  • From the Commanders Chair

    Feb 8, 2010

    Natick is a tremendous asset for our nation-our servicemembers depend on the team at Natick to provide the basic necessities of life to support deployments-food, shelter, and clothing. After looking at our mission and the teams at Natick, I set four strategic objectives for the team at the Natick Soldier Systems Center:

  • LMP Communicator Conducts Seminar for Future Users

    Feb 8, 2010

    Communicating effectively was the hot topic of a 2-day workshop hosted here, Jan. 12-13 by the Logistics Modernization Program Division for future LMP sites. Representatives and Communication Leads from Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) and Joint Munitions & Logistics (JM&L) participated in the workshop discussing ways to encourage workforce support for LMP implementation scheduled for later this year.

  • Fort Polk boxers train to be 'best fighters in Army'

    Feb 8, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Sidney Russell is an imposing man.

  • Colombia and U.S. Army South work to treat more than 5,100 patients

    Feb 8, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Feb. 8, 2010) - Much needed specialized and general medical treatment was provided to the people of Colombia during a Medical Training and Readiness Exercise from Jan 25 to Feb 3. At the invitation of the Colombian Government, Army Soldiers from U.S. Army South and the Army Reserve provided medical treatment at La Macarena and San Vicente del Caguan, Colombia.

  • Career Program Grads Celebrate Five Years with Depot

    Feb 8, 2010

  • Community recognizes 13 Soldiers during retirement ceremony

    Feb 8, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Fort Drum community members honored 13 Soldiers with more than 266 years of military service during a retirement ceremony Jan. 29 at the Multipurpose Auditorium. Congratulating them on their retirement and thanking them for their years of service was Col. Bertram Providence, MEDDAC commander.

  • Soldier takes young 'troops' to court

    Feb 8, 2010

    FORT POLK, La - If the U.S. Army does one thing better than anything else, it might be developing leaders. Leadership is easily noticeable wherever Soldiers don the Army's digital camouflage pattern; but even out of uniform, some Soldiers' leadership skills are unmistakably apparent. Spc. Chris Marshall, a petroleum supply specialist with Company B, 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), takes the Army's lessons of leadership to heart, especially when mentoring children. He is a head coach of 13-to-14 year old basketball players on a team called the Spartans for Fort Polk's Child and Youth Services.

  • Air Cav. Medics engage in mass casualty exercise

    Feb 8, 2010

    CAMP TAJI-Everywhere the medics looked, another casualty was found; some missing limbs, others suffering penetrating chest wounds or head trauma.

  • How OMC Commissary became world-class supermarket

    Feb 8, 2010

    Presidio of Monterey, Calif. -- Can you imagine a seven-million-dollar facelift' The Defense Commissary Agency has spent that amount renovating the Ord Military Community Commissary over the past 24 months.

  • Under Secretary of the Army lands at Corpus Christi Army Depot

    Feb 8, 2010

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal learned first-hand about Army depot helicopter repair and recapitalization during his brief, but substantial tour of CCAD's facilities on Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Feb. 3.

  • Fort Bragg enables training for at-risk youth to earn diploma

    Feb 8, 2010

    Tyre Smith dropped out of high school following the summer of his sophomore year. The 16-year-old turned to TarHeel ChalleNGe Academy to help get his life back on track. TCA is a partnership between North Carolina and the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau. It is a 22-week program that gives high-school dropouts the opportunity to get a General Education Development diploma.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier expresses experiences through poetry

    Feb 8, 2010

    When Sgt. Julius Toney was stationed in Afghanistan for 15 months, he said he discovered a talent that he did not know he had. As a member of the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus, Toney would try to write songs in his down time. However, instead of writing songs, he found that he could write poetry.

  • Back to basics: 3rd BCT paratroopers take to the skies

    Feb 8, 2010

    After a year-long deployment in Iraq, paratroopers finally received a chance to parachute from the sky and get some critical airborne training at the Sicily drop zone Jan. 28. For many of the paratroopers assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division the jumps were the first they have been on in about 14 months.

  • U.S. Army South hosts Under Secretary of the Army

    Feb 8, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - U.S. Army South received a special visit from the Under Secretary of the Army at their headquarters here Feb. 4. The Honorable Joseph W. Westphal obtained a first-hand account of U.S. Army South's dynamic mission including their most recent efforts in support of Joint Task Force Haiti and Operation Unified Response.

  • U.S. Army South first responders return from Haiti

    Feb 8, 2010

    Hours after the earthquake struck Haiti, members of U.S. Army South's Humanitarian Assistance Survey team were notified that they would be departing for Port-au-Prince the next day.

  • Army Sustainment Command Team in Haiti

    Feb 8, 2010

    Wrecked Presidential Palace just one sign of devastation witnessed by Army Sustainment Command team in Haiti.

  • IMCOM-E postal transformation continues; 6 new PSCs slated throughout Europe in 2010

    Feb 8, 2010

    Six more postal facilities across Europe are scheduled to be transformed into postal service centers in 2010 keeping Installation Management Command-Europe's postal transformation efforts moving full steam ahead.

  • Fighting As One Force: Joint Fires training graduates learn invaluable lessons

    Feb 8, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Graduates of the Joint Operational Fires and Effects Course at the Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill, Okla., say the center has provided them with invaluable training and information for using joint lethal and non-lethal Fires and effects in today's fight. Service members from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps graduated from the course at Snow Hall, February 5.

  • Aviator reaches 2,000 combat hours in flight

    Feb 8, 2010

    Ask Chief Warrant Officer Anthony Potter what it takes to reach 2,000 combat flight hours and he'll tell you it requires the support of a loving family and fellow Soldiers.

  • Wounded Warriors visit Air Cav on journey back to Iraq

    Feb 8, 2010

  • SF sergeants major don green beret one last time

    Feb 8, 2010

    Twenty-five years ago, two men joined the Army one week apart at different locations. Nineteen years ago, they both became Special Forces sergeants. Earlier this year, they finished their careers together as brothers-in-arms and leaders in the SF community.

  • Marathon: School takes running one step further

    Feb 8, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Lynn Knapp had the first-day-of-school jitters.

  • Strength in Diversity: Wounded Soldier continues to contribute to Army mission in Europe

    Feb 8, 2010

    Two years ago, Spc. Jeffrey D. Jamaleldine, a Schweinfurt Soldier, was still recovering from a bullet wound to the face, wondering if he'd ever get back into the action of fighting. Today, with what may seem like a lifetime later, Jamaleldine has fully recovered and awaits his class date for Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga., where he will continue his faithful service to the United States Army.

  • Art of war: Detainee murals at Theatre Interment Facility paint brighter future

    Feb 8, 2010

    Since Sept. 16, 2009, Iraqi civilian and U.S. military deconstruction teams have transformed the landscape surrounding the rusting, chain-link walls of the Theatre Interment Facility at Camp Bucca to piles rubble. That day, the last prisoners of the TIF boarded the detainee air transport north-bound for Camp Cropper, near Baghdad. The Camp Bucca detention center, located in United States Division-South near the city of Umm Qasr, was officially shut down. Today it is a 2-square-mile ghost town.

  • Virginia Guard Soldiers conduct medical transport mission

    Nov 2, 2011

    Soldiers from the Norfolk-based Company G, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Brigade Combat Team conduct a patient transport mission Feb. 8 in Fairfax County, Va. County resident Olive Lewis was not able to make a needed medical appointment for kidney dialysis, so the Fairfax County Emergency Operations Center dispatched the Virginia National Guard was called to transport her.

  • No Thanks Needed

    Feb 7, 2010

    The Paratroopers of the 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, provide precision logistical support for the humanitarian aid effort in Haiti.

  • U.S. KFOR Soldiers begin Black History Month celebration at Camp Bondsteel

    Feb 7, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - U.S. KFOR Soldiers of Multi-National Battle Group Soldiers kicked off Black History Month here Feb. 5 by holding a special program titled "The History of Black Economic Empowerment" and by honoring Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the founder of Black History month in the U.S. More than 60 people attended the program, held at Camp Bondsteel's Audie Murphy Medal of Honor Hall. The event was the first of several planned by MNBG-E Soldiers to honor and get a better education on Black History.

  • Fort Bragg "Red Devils" open joint training range with IA partners

    Feb 7, 2010

    Sharp gunfire cracked the mid-morning silence at Camp Hamza Jan. 21 as U.S. paratroopers from 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, tested their skills at a new firing range. Next to them, Iraqi officers from 28th Brigade, 7th Division of the Iraqi Army, shouted instructions to their soldiers as they too tested their skills, signifying the official opening of Freedom Range. The range was a gift from the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment "Red Devils" to 28th Bde.

  • Jordanians secure World Food Program distribution point

    Feb 7, 2010

    Paratroopers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division have been working with Jordanian United Nations soldiers to secure a World Food Prgram distribution point. The troopers allowed the Jordanians to begin taking more control of the site. The U.N. soldiers pulled security, directed volunteers and assisted locals with receiving their rations. U.S. forces feel confident in the U.N.'s ability to continue helping the people in Haiti when the troopers leave.

  • 1st Air Cav aviator reaches 2,000 combat hours in flight

    Feb 7, 2010

    Ask Chief Warrant Officer 3 Anthony Potter what it takes to reach 2,000 combat flight hours and he'll tell you it requires the support of a loving family and fellow Soldiers. Before being a senior in high school, the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter instructor pilot from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division - Center, said he always knew that he wanted to fly; that he wanted to be a pilot.

  • Haiti's main seaport making progress

    Feb 7, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti's main seaport is improving capacity and capability daily as a result of teamwork and leadership from logistics experts from across the world. A partnership bewtween the US Military, USAID, and international agencies has resulted in a significant improvement to Haiti's main port capacitiy after major damage due to a 7.0 magnitude earthquake Jan. 12.

  • Virgin Islands National Guard commander concludes visit to Kosovo

    Feb 7, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Brig. Gen. Renaldo Rivera, adjutant general of the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING), recently wrapped up his visit to Kosovo, where his territory's Soldiers are deployed on NATO peacekeeping missions at this base. Rivera made the trip to show support and appreciation for the work and sacrifices made by all Virgin Islands Soldiers in the Balkans region.

  • N.D. Governor, N.D. National Guard commander conclude visits to Kosovo

    Feb 7, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - North Dakota Governor, the Honorable John Hoeven, and Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard, today wrapped up their visit to Kosovo, where state Soldiers are deployed on NATO peacekeeping missions at this base and in Pristina/Prishtina. The Governor and Sprynczynatyk made the trip to show their support and thanks for their work and the sacrifices made by all North Dakota Soldiers in the Balkans region and around the world.

  • Class familiarizes US, Thai Soldiers with non-lethal weapons

    Feb 7, 2010

    The non-lethal weapons training during Cobra Gold 2010 gave American Soldiers and Royal Thai Army soldiers a chance to familiarize themselves with the various types of non-lethal weapons and when to use them.

  • Sustainers contribute to World Food Program in Haiti

    Feb 6, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Col. (P) Robin Akin and Command Sgt. Maj. Willie C. Tennant Sr. visited a World Food Program distribution point Feb. 6 to thank UN forces and talk with Haitians receiving aid at the site. Akin and Tennant form the command team for Joint Logistics Command - Haiti whose mission is to work in partnership with US and international aid agencies to provide logistics support and expertise to the relief effort here.

  • JTF-H continues to provide support to World Food Program, Haitian people.

    Feb 6, 2010

    Joint Task Force Aca,!" Haiti is in its seventh day of continuing to support the World Food ProgramAca,!a,,cs structured bulk food distribution program here today.

  • USO goes big game fishing, catches Marlins

    Feb 6, 2010

    As spring draws near, the "boys of summer" usually spend their time doing drills or batting practice in preparation for the 162-game Major League Baseball season. However, the Florida Marlins ball club sent a few of its members on a week-long tour of Iraq to visit service members, Department of Defense civilians and contractors deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Tours of duty first

    Feb 6, 2010

    The line stretched the length of the USO, and who wouldn't want to meet and get autographs from the Florida Marlins cheerleaders or players or managers' It was the same for country music star Kellie Pickler professional mixed martial-arts fighter Tito Ortiz and even the band Cracker. These entertainers did not land themselves in Iraq, however. It all came together thanks in no small part to Contingency Operating Base Basra's award-winning Morale, Welfare and Recreation team. Jimmy Roddy is an MWR community recreation officer working alongside Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division in the nine provinces that comprise United States Division-South.

  • Music, and all that jazz

    Feb 6, 2010

    While Soldiers relax in "Holy Joes" on Contingency Operating Base Basra, there are clunks and chatter from the stage. The 1st Infantry Division Jazz Band is bringing in their equipment. Power cords are being run, instruments tuned and fingers and lips limbered. Sgt. James D. Shank, saxophone player for the 1st Inf. Div. band and Baltimore, Md. Native, is preparing himself for a nearly two-hour set. Behind him is the rest of the band: Sgt 1st Class Dan Rhoades on bass guitar, Sgt. 1st Class Brandy Hagin on drums, Staff Sgt. Greg Ybarra on trumpet and Sgt. Brendan Osweiler on keyboard. Shank comes off as a quiet sort of Soldier. He isn't overly engaging to the crowd gathered in the chapel, preferring to let them go about their conversations and board games.

  • Army leaders in Netherlands affirm their commitment to the Army Family Covenant

    Feb 6, 2010

    BRUNSSUM, Netherlands - Tri-border residents and delegates witnessed a recommitment by Army leaders to the Army Family Covenant at a Signing Ceremony during the USAG Schinnen's annual Army Family Action Plan Conference held in the JFC Conference Center here Feb. 4.

  • Chief of Staff visits Fort Campbell, stresses restoring balance, families

    Feb 6, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey Jr. visited Fort Campbell Soldiers and facilities Friday and spent the day meeting with division and installation leadership to discuss deployment preparedness and Fort Campbell family-based programs.

  • Scorched but not scarred: a hero's valor honored

    Feb 6, 2010

    Pfc. Cameron Hebert of 17th Fires Brigade, United States Division-South receives Purple Heart after being wounded with a molotov cocktail while on patrol in southern Iraq.

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