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  • Annual air show boasts aerobatics, vintage aircraft

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 13th annual Thunder in the Valley Air Show is coming to the Columbus Metropolitan Airport March 20-21.

  • Fort Stewart schools celebrate Read Across America

    Mar 11, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Students at Fort Stewart's three elementary schools had some special visitors at their school this week, including Ginger Cucolo, wife of Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, 3rd Infantry Division commander; and Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd ID deputy commanding general-rear. Their visit was to help the students celebrate the National Education Association's Read Across America program and motivate children to want to read.

  • 7th Sustainment Brigade Ministry Team Visits Special Needs Orphanage in Port-au-Prince

    Mar 11, 2010

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The 7th Sustainment Brigade ministry team made up of Chaplain (Maj.) Tom Allen and Chaplain's Assistant Staff Sgt. James Hieb, both assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, have been providing aid to Notre Maison a special needs orphanage located near Port-au-Prince throughout February and March while deployed in support of Operation Unified Response.

  • New shopping center planned at Fort Sam Houston

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Endeavor Real Estate Group will partner with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service to develop an approximately 500,000- square-foot retail project at Fort Sam Houston.

  • Army Releases February Suicide Data

    Mar 11, 2010

    The Army released suicide data today for the month of February. Among active-duty Soldiers, there were 14 potential suicides: one has been confirmed as suicide, and 13 remain under investigation. For January, the Army reported 12 potential suicides among active-duty Soldiers. Since the release of that report, two have been confirmed as suicides, and ten remain under investigation.

  • Cochise College, Embry-Riddle sign Articulation Agreement

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- A new articulation agreement will provide select graduates of Cochise College guaranteed acceptance of up to 60 credits into the Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics, Aviation Business Administration, and Technical Management degree programs at Embry-Riddle's new Fort Huachuca teaching center.

  • Remembering those who fought, died at the Alamo

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Daughters of the Republic of Texas held their memorial ceremony March 6 honoring the men who died defending the Alamo.

  • Soldier earns prestigious Military Intelligence award

    Mar 11, 2010

    During the Command Sergeant and Sergeant Majors Conference March 2, Sergeant Michael Cessna, Headquarters and Operations Company, 715th Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th MI Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii was presented with the Command Sergeant Major Doug Russell Award by Command Sgt. Maj. Gerardus Wykoff, Military Intelligence Corps command sergeant major, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca.

  • Hood culinary display honors the fallen

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 11, 2010) -- As the 35th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition enters its final days at Fort Lee, onlookers are left with lasting memories of five-star cuisine and elaborate table displays that showcased the talents of the military's food service professionals. For one team, this year's competition held special significance. It was an opportunity for them to pay tribute to the victims of the Nov. 5, 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas. The team representing that installation created a memorable table display that garnered high marks from competition judges.

  • RDECOM NCOs synchronize, synergize at STTC

    Mar 11, 2010

    Sixty U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command noncommissioned officers and invited guests convened March 1-5 at the Simulation and Training Technology Center on the University of Central Florida campus for quarterly NCO Professional Development.

  • Beyond the big stage: impact of Army Culinary Arts Competition goes further than presentation of any

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 11, 2010) -- The U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition will check off another year tomorrow when it wraps up its 35th awards ceremony. For more than three decades, it has been a stage of sorts; a showcase in which contestants are afforded the opportunity to put their skills up against the best the military has to offer. But it is also a unique military food service experience Aca,!" one that has a varied impact beyond the competition itself.

  • Army supports sciences, humanities symposium

    Mar 11, 2010

    "All cool technologies are made by scientists and engineers," said Gary Martin in his key note address at the 2010 Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Morgan State University.

  • TSLC Day 3

    Mar 11, 2010

  • SDDC Symposium Day 2 photos

    Mar 11, 2010

    Photos from SDDC's 2010 Training Symposium in Atlanta.

  • Transition complete

    Mar 11, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT--Flag ceremony marks the activation of Defense Logistics Agency-Tobyhanna.

  • Fort Lee Family Advocacy Progam welcomes new addition

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 11, 2010) -- Col. Michael Morrow, Fort Lee garrison commander; Shawn Shelton, project manager; Command Sgt. Maj. June Seay, Fort Lee garrison command sergeant major; Patricia Harper, Family Advocacy Program manager; and Karen McComas, Army Community Service Officer cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the new FAP addition to the ACS building.

  • Quick change

    Mar 11, 2010

    Tobyhanna Army Depot--An electronics worker, removes a defective infrared dome glass from an AGM-65 Maverick missile guidance and control section.

  • Quartermaster School celebrates 100th birthday

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 11, 2010) -- Pvt. 2 Deborah Adams, Fort Bragg Culinary Team, and Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general, Training and Doctrine Command, cut a cake while Brig. Gen. Jesse R. Cross, commanding general, Quartermaster School, looks on.

  • Recycling tool turns metal into money

    Mar 11, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT--A Tobyhanna industrial shop and the Recycling Program will reap the benefits of a new method for collecting and handling metal chips.

  • Depot adopts industry standards for soldering training

    Mar 11, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT--Tobyhanna now adheres to international standards for soldering in electronics circuits repair and cable manufacturing.

  • VMI Students Visit Fort Lee

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 11, 2010) -- A group of area college students got an up-close look at the various aspects of civil engineering during a visit to Fort Lee last week.

  • DES women in the spotlight

    Mar 11, 2010

    Spotlight on women at Fort Wainwright

  • Army's First-Ever in South Florida

    Mar 11, 2010

    DORAL, Fla. -- U.S. Army Garrison-Miami swapped leaders March 8, saying goodbye to Denis Martin and welcoming Audy Snodgrass in a ceremony that wasn't a Change of Command, Change of Responsibility, Shift Change, Change of the Guard, or change of plans.

  • Soldiers soar through women's history

    Mar 11, 2010

    Today women make up approximately 14 percent of the active Army and serve in more than 90 percent of all Army occupations, according to Army statistics, but that has not always been the case.

  • Fighting fire in the land of ice, snow

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - It's been a long difficult day and you're looking forward to a hot meal and an early bedtime.

  • Saddle up, buckle down... and enjoy the ride

    Mar 11, 2010

    Fort HUachuca, Ariz.--Spectators crowded into Fort Huachuca's Wren Arena, March 6, for the Cochise College Rodeo. The collegiate cowboys and cowgirls competed in saddle bronc, bareback and bull riding, team and break-away roping, steer wrestling, goat tying, barrel racing and more.

  • NCO Corps officially welcomes nine into fold

    Mar 11, 2010

    Although they already wore chevrons on their sleeves, nine sergeants were formally introduced into the NCO Corps during the 3rd Battalion, 345th Infantry Regiment's (3-345) NCO induction ceremony March 5 at Fort Gillem.

  • Spring forward and refresh your smoke detector batteries

    Mar 11, 2010

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - You've likely travelled enough to have heard airline attendants remind you before the plane takes off that the removing, tampering or disabling a smoke detector is strictly prohibited. Well, the same is true for smoke detectors in government quarters or barracks.

  • ArmyAca,!E+Emergency Relief campaign begins at Fort McPherson

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. - It is not every day that one gets to save a life, but that opportunity is presenting itself to Soldiers, Civilian employees and Family members on Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem with the start of the Army Emergency Relief campaign.

  • Is enlisting the right or wrong answer'

    Mar 11, 2010

    I'm asked it all the time. Whether I am among friends or strangers, out in public or within the gates of my own apartment building, once knowledge of my career as an Army Civilian employee or my prior service as a Soldier becomes known, the same question invariably comes up: "I (or Family member/friend/significant other) am (is) thinking of joining the military. Do you think that's a good idea'"

  • Servicemembers compete for foreign top honor

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz.--Soldiers stationed on Fort Huachuca have the opportunity to earn a foreign service award.

  • Picking up litter is everyone's responsibility - even yours

    Mar 11, 2010

    What do you do when you see a fast food wrapper on the ground' Do you pick it up to throw it away, or do you walk by' After all, we pay people to pick up litter, right' Wrong!

  • Local organization strives to improve Afghan education system

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz.--Members of the Sierra Vista Rotary Club have raised money to purchase supplies for schools in Afghanistan, in hopes they will help improve the quality of their school system.

  • Keeping Soldiers safe: Fort Huachuca's Mexico Travel Policy outlined

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Because of the increasing rate of violent, widespread crime in Mexico, most Soldiers are not allowed to travel to the borders of Mexico. The Mexico Travel Policy went into effect in December 2008.

  • Ceremony commemorates new building on post

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz -- The CAISI allows Combat Service Support automation systems to electronically exchange information with Logistical Support Areas, and the DCATS team provides warfighter communications systems and services that enable information dominance.

  • TSLC Days 1 and 2

    Mar 11, 2010

  • Flying Down Mexico Way!

    Mar 11, 2010

    Benjamin D. Foulois and the 1st Aero Squadron on the Mexican Punitive Expedition

  • Soldiers, Family Members encouraged to support Army Emergency Relief

    Mar 11, 2010

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - USAG Schinnen kicked-off their annual Army Emergency Relief Campaign at the garrison's Bowling Center March 12 to encourage support for AER, which provides commanders a valuable asset to ensure the morale and welfare of Soldiers.

  • D6 visits U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern

    Mar 11, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of Installation Management Command, toured U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, Germany, on March 9 as part of his first visit to IMCOM-Europe installations. Included on his visit: a stop at the garrison's new Warrior Zone to meet with Soldiers and spouses.

  • CSA speaks to Veterans of Foreign Wars

    Mar 11, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. discussed the state of the Army today and the path toward restoring balance during the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars legislative conference March 8 in Arlington, Va.

  • Outward Bound Programs for Veterans

    Mar 11, 2010

  • Army swears in new acquisition leader

    Mar 11, 2010

    The U.S. Army announced that the Honorable Malcolm Ross O'Neill was sworn into office March 10, 2010 as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA (ALT)) by Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal in a private ceremony at the Pentagon.

  • Wanted: hard-working students

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Matthew Welch was ready to start his job hunt. He wore brown corduroy pants and a freshly pressed shirt topped with a sweater vest. Tucked under his arm was a folder containing a copy of his resume and a list of references. Though he was dressed and prepared like any job seeker, what made him different than some others was his age -- he is 14 years old.

  • Taking shape: New PT program relates to Soldier tasks

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- From zero to 300 in three phases. That's the goal for Soldiers participating in the Army's new physical fitness training program being implemented at Initial Military Training schools here at Fort Jackson.

  • Soldiers bridge cultural gap: Female interaction critical to deploying units' success

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- When an operation requires Soldiers to go outside the wire, there are some things they need to ensure mission success -weapons, a translator, and in many cases, a female engagement team member.

  • For trainers, clients' fitness is personal

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Charlina Lewis decided 1 1/2 years ago that she wanted to improve her health. And during that time, she remained consistent, taking classes twice a week at Fort Jackson's Andy's Fitness Center.

  • Crystal clear: Family days bring more than traffic

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- My first week at Fort Jackson, I received some advice: Limit on-post driving on Thursdays and Fridays - Family Day and graduation.

  • Iraqi security forces ensure safe national elections

    Mar 11, 2010

    In 2005, faced with staunch resistance from extremists, coalition forces provided security for Iraqis as they voted. Five years later, the role of U.S. forces has changed dramatically.

  • Iraqi canine unit helps secure national elections

    Mar 11, 2010

    As his U.S. counterparts walked toward him, the commander of the Iraqi canine unit broke into a smile and held out his hand. After a few introductory handshakes, 2nd Lt. Akeel, from the Iraqi National Police in the city of Najaf, ushered his guests from 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, into his office.

  • IMCOM commander's 'Stamp Out Stupid' Campaign takes Europe garrisons by storm

    Mar 11, 2010

    During the recent whirlwind visit of the Installation Management Command commander to Europe garrisons, the first since taking command of the organization that oversees the Army's 163 Army garrisons, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch spoke about the launch of a military campaign of a slightly different flavor.

  • Review drops two-war force size paradigm

    Mar 11, 2010

    The model used to determine the appropriate size of the United States military is being replaced following the Quadrennial Defense Review.

  • Policy to mandate head injury evaluations

    Mar 11, 2010

    Defense Department officials expect to launch a new policy in the coming months that will make head-injury evaluations mandatory for all troops who suffer possible concussions.

  • U.S. troops in Iraq adopt new role

    Mar 11, 2010

    Some of the 98,000 U.S. military forces in Iraq already have made the transition from security to stability operations ahead of the September deadline.

  • Karbala agricultural buzz: beekeeping class and other initiatives create economic independence for l

    Mar 11, 2010

    A class that teaches local Iraqis how to raise and care for honey bees graduated its first students in Husaniyah, Iraq, March 1, 2010. Members of the U.S. State Department's Karbala Provincial Reconstruction Team and Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, attended the beekeeping course graduation.

  • 'Longhorns' provide critical support services

    Mar 11, 2010

    Combat units are the key elements to fighting and winning wars; however, they must function in concurrence with their respective service support elements. So goes the truism, "Tactics win battles; Logistics win wars." The Soldiers of Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Lightning Horse, are the forward support element for their task force. The "Longhorns" provide motor pool maintenance, food service support and run two Forward Arming and Re-fueling Points for more than 405 Soldiers and civilians.

  • IMCOM commander visits USAG Baumholder

    Mar 11, 2010

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander, Installation Management Command, payed a half-day visit to U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder where he spoke to key leaders, visited installation facilities like the commissary, post exchange, housing areas on Smith and Wetzel Kasernes and a 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team barracks and motor pool.

  • TF Diamond Head's Road Runners keep aviation 'wheels up'

    Mar 11, 2010

    Fuel, oxygen and heat can be a dangerous combination even in laboratory conditions. In United States Division-North, Soldiers of Company E, "Road Runners," 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Diamondhead, manage that combination in the most uncompromising combat environments all while fueling and arming helicopters 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.

  • Earth Day contest seeks to make 'Willie B. Wasteful' come to life

    Mar 11, 2010

    The U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Directorate of Public Works Environmental Management Division is sponsoring an Earth Day 2010 Contest until March 17 to develop a character for its proposed environmental awareness and conservation mascot - "Willie B. Wasteful."

  • Heidelberg ACS collects 'Cell Phones for Soldiers'

    Mar 11, 2010

    More than 150,000 troops are serving overseas and are away from their families. Cell Phones for Soldiers and Heidelberg Army Community Service is asking all Americans to support Soldiers serving overseas by donating their unused cell phones.

  • Landstuhl Regional Medical Center: Improving healthcare by the patient, for the patient

    Mar 11, 2010

    You visit your doctor. A problem is identified. Your doctor prescribes treatment. Out the door you go, on your way to perfect health. As most people who have visited a doctor's office know, medical issues are not always that simple.

  • Flickr

    Mar 10, 2010

  • Tropic Lightning Museum website

    Mar 10, 2010

  • TF Diamondhead's Road Runners keep aviation 'wheels up'

    Mar 10, 2010

  • Soldiers read Seuss stories to students

    Mar 10, 2010

    About a dozen Soldiers served up green eggs and ham for breakfast to students and helped out with other school activities based on the famous Dr. Seuss story, March 2, then returned to Hale Kula, March 4, to read books from many authors in the classrooms.

  • SDDC honors high performing shippers

    Mar 10, 2010

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command recognized 15 government shippers this evening for outstanding performance within the Defense Transportation System throughout 2009.

  • 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review

    Mar 10, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> On Feb. 1, 2010 the Department of Defense submitted to Congress the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). As with all QDRs, the 2010 QDR was led by the secretary of defense (SECDEF) and reflects his vision and priorities for the future. The senior leadership of the Army participated fully throughout the 2010 QDR and supports the SECDEF findings and recommendations.

  • New York National Guard Artillerymen Train on New Weapon in The Florida Sun

    Mar 10, 2010

    The New York Army National Guardsmen of 1st Battalion 258th Field Artillery, based in New York City and Kingston, N.Y. are spending two weeks here honing their skills on a new weapons system: the M119A2 howitzer. The unit had been training on the Vietnam-era M102 howitzer and the Soldiers were eager to get use a more modern cannon, said A Battery 1st Sgt. John Rembert. "There's a lot of young Soldiers here, and they're motivated," Rembert said

  • Popular Retirement and Transition Speaker coming to Presidio

    Mar 10, 2010

    Retired Navy Capt. Brian W. Blanchfield will present "Marketing Yourself for a Second Career" on Thursday, April 15, 2010, 2:30 to 5:00 p.m., at the Presidio Post Theater, bldg 208.

  • Ranks of homeless veterans drop 18 percent

    Mar 10, 2010

    The number of veterans homeless on a typical night dropped 18 percent as the Department of Veterans Affairs entered the second year of a five-year campaign to eliminate homelessness among veterans.

  • Wounded warrior presses forward through recovery

    Mar 10, 2010

    Assigned as a team chief in the Multi-National Security Transition Command- Iraq's Support Division, Army Maj. Randy Klingensmith felt compelled to prove himself to his counterparts in a position many felt was anything but desirable.

  • Teresa W. Gerton, Executive Deputy to the Commanding General

    Mar 10, 2010

    Selected for the Senior Executive Service in June of 2003, Teresa W. Gerton became the Executive Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command on January 31, 2010.

  • New York Artillery Officers Learning How to Lead at Camp Blanding

    Mar 10, 2010

    CAMP BLANDING, Fla. (March 10) - While their men focused on learning how to use a new howitzer, the staff officers of the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery, have been learning how to lead them. The officers gathered around several tables, poring over maps and battle plans, as they learned "MDMP" -- the Military Decision-Making Process -- which is shorthand for an organization and planning system meant to help leaders develop their operations plans efficiently.

  • Enlisting from their Hometowns - No 2d trip to the MEPS for 1st active duty hometown shippers

    Mar 10, 2010

    Active duty Future Soldiers for the first time in February made a short drive to raise their right hands and review paperwork with their families at the local recruiting center, instead of making the lengthy return trip to the Military Enlistment Processing Station (MEPS). The Radcliff, Ky., Recruiting Company was the first to implement hometown shipping for active Army recruits, and joins the 6th Recruiting Brigade, which has been hometown shipping Reserve recruits for about a year now.

  • Soldiers jazz up Basra in Women's Day salute

    Mar 10, 2010

    Female Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division's "Spirit of the First" chorus and band backed by the division's jazz combo took to the coffeehouse stage here for International Women's Day and a Women's History Month salute to legendary ladies of jazz March 8.

  • Women's History Month observance set for March 24 at Presidio

    Mar 10, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" Among notable women who are remembered at the Presidio is the late Ann Arpajolu, who in September 1947 was the first woman to be hired as an instructor at the Army Language School, forerunner of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.

  • Media Advisory: North Dakota Military Leaders to Gather for Workshop, Conference

    Mar 10, 2010

    The North Dakota National Guard will host a Professional Development Workshop for leaders at all levels in the state's Army and Air Guard on March 11-14. It will coincide with the annual Combined Associations Conference, which brings together members of the Officers and Enlisted Associations - professional organizations National Guard members may choose to join.

  • Some North Dakota Soldiers in Kosovo to Return in May

    Mar 10, 2010

    A March 8 announcement from Headquarters of the U.S. Army in Europe indicated that about 550 U.S. Soldiers serving with Kosovo Force (KFOR) 12, Multi-National Battle Group-East, will be returning home before summer. About 160 Soldiers of the 231st Maneuver Task Force (231st Brigade Support Battalion), Valley City, N.D., and the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade of North Dakota are expected home in May versus the initial July or August mission end date.

  • Soldiers transition Haiti responsibilities to U.N. forces

    Mar 10, 2010

    More than 470 soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, will depart Haiti Thursday after completing their relief missions in support of Operation Unified Response.

  • Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch visits Installation Management Command-Europe

    Mar 10, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of Installation Management Command, visited U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder and USAG Wiesbaden on March 8 as part of his first visit to IMCOM-Europe installations.

  • Wounded Warrior visits RDECOM NCOPD

    Mar 10, 2010

    One of America's Wounded Warriors was an honored guest at the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development training March 1-5 at the Simulation & Training Technology Center on the University of Central Florida campus.

  • Black Hawk pilot joins USO show in Iraq

    Mar 10, 2010

    A Black Hawk pilot is invited to join a USO show at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, after the entertainers he is flying discover he plays the violin.

  • The Shepherd Psalm

    Mar 10, 2010

    It is difficult to be deployed for so long, separated from the ones who love us and the life that is so good at home. We become thirsty. Take a moment, and drink in these words of life from the Shepherd Psalm.

  • Chaplains from across Kosovo gather at holy site

    Mar 10, 2010

    An international group of chaplains visited one of Kosovo's holiest sites Feb. 19 as part of the monthly KFOR chaplains' conference. Multi-National Battle Group-East's chaplains hosted the conference, which featured a worship service, luncheon and a bus trip to the Church of the Black Madonna in Letnica.

  • Combat medics complete transformation to modern-battlefield healthcare specialists

    Mar 10, 2010

    An eight-year process to transform training and skills of Army combat medics culminated last year as all members of the old 91B Military Occupational Specialty became qualified as 68W Healthcare Specialists.

  • New York Artillery Soldiers Train On New Weapon in the Florida Sun

    Mar 10, 2010

    The New York Army National Guardsmen of 1st Battalion 258th Field Artillery, based in Brooklyn and Kingston, N.Y. are spending two weeks here honing their skills on a new weapons system: the M119A2 howitzer. The unit had been training on the Vietnam-era M102 howitzer and the Soldiers were eager to get use a more modern cannon, said A Battery 1st Sgt. John Rembert. "There's a lot of young Soldiers here, and they're motivated," Rembert said.

  • 'Gunslingers' host COB Basra strongman contest

    Mar 10, 2010

    Needing to bench press 315 pounds one time in the final "bench-off" for the title at the Gunslinger Strongman Competition, Spc. Travis E. Dobson, of Long Beach, Calif., pumped out an extra four repetitions, March 1, 2010.

  • AFRICOM Posture Statement: Ward reports annual testimony to Congress

    Mar 10, 2010

    In testimony before Congress March 9, 2010, the commander of U.S. Africa Command provided an overview of the strategic environment in Africa, explained U.S. AFRICOM's strategic approach, and showed how security cooperation efforts promote stability in support of U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives.

  • Parents Learn About Cyber Safety

    Mar 10, 2010

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. - Program Managers of U.S. Army Garrison Detroit Arsenal teamed up to present internet safety classes.

  • Improving Arsenal capability, capacity one foot at a time

    Mar 10, 2010

    With demand for its products steady, the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal has brought on line in the last month more than $3.5 million of new equipment to expand its product line and to enhance its capacity to meet current and future requirements, said John Hockenbury, director of the arsenal's operations.

  • Cavalrymen run helo stables in southern Iraq

    Mar 10, 2010

    As the engines of approaching helicopters roar in the distance, flight operations at the Task Force Saber air cell at Contingency Operating Station Hunter once again prepare to receive aircraft that support troop movements all across southern Iraq.

  • Basketball and ballots: Soldiers reflect on national elections during downtime

    Mar 10, 2010

    Soldiers do many things to prepare for missions, but as important to the success of the mission as all the planning is, the moments spent not thinking about the mission can be just as essential. Leading up to the March 7, 2010, national elections in Iraq, some 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers took some time to relax and reflect.

  • USACE-German partnering conference focuses on effective communication

    Mar 10, 2010

    NAfA"RNBERG, Germany -Whether it is in a marriage, friendship or business partnership communication can often get challenging but when you add a difference in languages, cultures, rules and other unknown barriers, communication can be completely lost.

  • USACE in Europe plugs into social media outlets

    Mar 10, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Are you LinkedIn' The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is with its presence on Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, Del.icio.us and CNN iReport.

  • Top Army Reserve leaders visit 7th CSC troops in Germany

    Mar 10, 2010

    Top U.S. Army Reserve leaders visited Germany-based Soldiers of the 7th Civil Support Command in Kaiserslautern and Weisbaden, Germany, March 6-7.

  • Installation Management Command Commander, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch visits Europe

    Mar 10, 2010

    Photos of Installation Management Command Commander, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch visits to Europe.

  • Wounded Green Beret honored with custom motorcycle for Daytona Bike Week

    Mar 10, 2010

    Thousands lined the streets of downtown Daytona Beach, Fla., March 4, to honor Chief Warrant Officer Romulio Camargo, a Special Forces Soldier who was paralyzed during combat in Afghanistan in 2008.

  • Afghan visit reinforces Gates' faith in new strategy

    Mar 10, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates' visits with Marines and with Soldiers in Afghanistan's Kandahar province have reinforced his belief that the current strategy is working in Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers develop strong bonds with counterparts

    Mar 10, 2010

    Iraq's security forces are in the lead, dedicated to and invested in the ongoing stability of their nation and ensuring the security of their U.S. partners, but the fewer U.S. troops still in the country assisting the Iraqi forces still have an essential job to do.

  • Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Integration Cells

    Mar 10, 2010

  • Task Force 12 Best Warrior Soldier and NCO Competition

    Mar 10, 2010

    Task Force 12 holds a Best Warrior Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer Competition at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq.

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