Archive: Mar 2010

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  • Teach a man to fish

    Mar 10, 2010

  • U.S. partners assist Najaf's growth

    Mar 10, 2010

    Military leaders, diplomats, politicians, influential businessmen and shaykhs came together for an informal dinner to celebrate President's Day at Contingency Operating Station Endeavor, Feb. 24, 2010.

  • Singer entertains troops on small base in Iraq

    Mar 10, 2010

    Former Pussycat Doll, Kaya Jones entertained the Soldiers assigned to Contingency Operating Station Endeavor, Iraq, Feb. 24, 2010. Jones and her dance team danced and sang for an appreciative audience for over an hour, before signing autographs and posing for pictures with their audience.

  • Stability operations in Iraq making headway

    Mar 10, 2010

    Though the U.S. has been building up the civilian infrastructure of Iraq since 2003, the sense of ownership and level interest of the people has never been as great as it is now, and that makes all the difference.

  • Hollywood sends greetings to troops during 82nd Annual Academy Awards

    Mar 9, 2010

    Hollywood stars send greetings to troops from the red carpet during 82nd Annual Academy Awards.

  • On the Job at Tobyhanna -- Resource Management Directorate

    Mar 9, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT--The Resource Management Directorate's 71 employees assist the depot commander in the management of financial resources and administrative control of funds.

  • Guardsmen get their kicks with roller derby

    Mar 9, 2010

    Some Soldiers will do almost anything to stay in shape. In the case of three Soldiers from the Oklahoma Army National Guard, they are choosing to lace up some skates and strap on elbow and knee pads as members of the Oklahoma City Red Dirt Rebellion Rollergirls.

  • Army announces virtual worlds challenge finalists

    Mar 9, 2010

    This week, the U.S. Army announced finalists in a competition designed to uncover new potentials in virtual worlds. The Research, Development and Engineering Command's simulation and training center launched the Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge in August 2009 to reach a global development community and explore innovative, interactive training and analysis solutions in virtual worlds.

  • Reading Reaches Out to Brooklyn Community

    Mar 9, 2010

    NEW YORK - New York Army National Guard Spc. Bryan Rosales, 22, volunteered his time to read to more than 140 children at the Brooklyn branch of the New York Public Library March 5. Rosales serves as an Intelligence Analyst with the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Headquarters Company in Manhattan.

  • Army dominoes tourney can take winners to world championship in Vegas

    Mar 9, 2010

    The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command is hosting the first U.S. Army Domino Championship, which runs through April 24.

  • Troopers have towering presence on border

    Mar 9, 2010

    The Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement, the Government of Iraq's primary force for border security and the interdiction of smuggling, continues to keep an eye on the border with Iran.

  • Newest Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Soldier Leads From The Front

    Mar 9, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Charles R. Spence, Jr., from the 4th Sustainment Brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas, always tries to lead his Soldiers from the front. This outstanding noncommissioned officer shares his story after being inducted in the elite Sergeant Audi Murphy Club Mar. 4.

  • Army debuts new tool to defeat IEDs

    Mar 9, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center is set to unveil its newest technology to assist Soldiers in finding and disarming improvised explosive devices during a Florida conference later this month.

  • Air Cav UAV hub reaches 20,000 flight hours

    Mar 9, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Multiple units operating out of a single hub have provided ground commanders in and around Baghdad with 20,000 hours worth of aerial coverage, hitting the milestone March 7.

  • SDDC Symposium 2010 - Day 1

    Mar 9, 2010

    Photos from the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's annual Training Symposium in Atlanta, Ga.

  • VA seeks fast track for Agent Orange claims

    Mar 9, 2010

    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced a new initiative to solicit private-sector input on a proposed "fast track" veterans' claims process for service-connected illnesses due to Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War.

  • Popular Retirement and Transition Speaker comes to Presidio

    Mar 9, 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.

  • VFW awards Gold Medal of Merit to TOG

    Mar 9, 2010

    Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States award the Gold Medal of Merit to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) for esteemed recognition of its timeless dedication and uninterrupted commitment to its mission of providing security to the nation's capital while serving as the U. S. Army's Official Ceremonial Unit to include guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Regimental Commander, Col. David Anders, Sergeant of the Guard, Sgt. First Class Alfred Lanier, and Regimental Command Sergeant Major David Martel, respectively, accept the award on behalf of the Regiment on March 8 at the Hyatt Regency, Arlington, Va.

  • 'Sound the Trumpets' proves a resounding musical treat

    Mar 9, 2010

    The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets joined The Army Ground Forces Band for a grand evening of music performed for the free "Sound the Trumpets" concert at the Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts in Atlanta, March 6. The program offered an exciting variety of music that was enthusiastically received by the hundreds of people in attendance. The Herald Trumpets are the President's official fanfare ensemble. The Army Ground Forces Band is one of only three Army bands with a touring mission.

  • Community welcomes home local Army Reserve Soldiers

    Mar 9, 2010

    Army Reserve Soldiers of the 14th Quartermaster Company, Greensburg, Pa., returned home after a year-long deployment in Iraq. The unit received a warm welcome from friends, families, peers, veteran organizations, local businesses and political representatives. Originally meant to provide water purification support, the unit was cross-leveled to operate three of the largest warehouses in Iraq and perform a clean-up mission. The unit recycled $250 million of excess materials back into the Army Supply System.

  • Vimeo

    Mar 9, 2010

  • U.S. KFOR commander touts progress built on relationships in Kosovo

    Mar 9, 2010

    Gjilan/Gnjilane, Kosovo - The KFOR commander of Multi-National Battle Group-East on Tuesday said recent adjustments taking place among his forces are possible because of significant improvements made in security throughout Kosovo, thanks to the hard work of the Kosovo Police and EULEX. Brig. Gen. Al Dohrmann, Bismarck, N.D., said, in the past few months, the relationship between Battle Group-East and the institutions has blossomed, setting up a solid foundation for more success.

  • Fort Monmouth community gets wisdom on nutrition

    Mar 9, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- A professional compound pharmacist recently outlined some key principles regarding foods that contribute to health and long life.

  • Bombs fail to stop voters, election increases confidence says ISF leader

    Mar 9, 2010

    Hours before election sites opened March 7 here, Iraqi Security Forces and their U.S. military counterparts patrolled the streets in search of improvised explosive devices among the roadside trash and any evidence of enemy activity.

  • Lt. Gen. Hertling's visit to the Defense Language Institute English Language Center

    Mar 9, 2010

    Army Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training, talks with Soldiers from the Defense Language Institute English Language Center's Echo Company March 3. Echo Company Soldiers are non-English-speaking Army trainees attending DLIELC to learn English before attending Army basic training. During his visit to Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, General Hertling also met with 37th Training Wing leadership and toured the Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training site. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alan Boedeker)

  • Art of war: Detainee murals look to brighter future

    Mar 9, 2010

    Since Sept. 16, Iraqi civilian and U.S. military deconstruction teams have transformed the landscape surrounding the rusting, chain-link walls of the theatre interment facility here to piles of rubble.

  • Gates seeks 'ground truth' in Afghanistan

    Mar 9, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is visiting Afghanistan to get what he called the "ground truth" from servicemembers.

  • Top Army Reserve Soldiers visit troops at Camp Bondsteel

    Mar 9, 2010

    The chief of the U.S. Army Reserve and his top enlisted Soldier traveled here March 5 to talk with Army Reserve Soldiers in Multi-National Battle Group-East. Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, commanding general of the Army Reserve and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Schultz, command sergeant major of the Army Reserve, were welcomed to Camp Bondsteel by Brig. Gen. Al Dohrmann, commanding general of MNBG-E.

  • U.S. KFOR observes Women's History Month

    Mar 9, 2010

    U.S. KFOR Servicemembers here marked the start of Women's History Month March 5 with an event highlighted by a speech given by North Dakota Army National Guard Col. Giselle Wilz. Brig. Gen. Al Dohrmann, Bismarck, N.D., commander of Multi-National Battle Group-East, gave his remarks and said that it is important to recognize the contributions made by females in the military to include those in his Battle Group.

  • U.S. KFOR aviators take students high in language-learning

    Mar 9, 2010

    U.S. Soldiers with Kosovo Forces (KFOR )12 Multi-National Battle Group-East's Task Force Aviation have been busy this rotation taking students to new heights. Only they're not doing it with helicopters, they're doing it with language. Command Sgt. Maj. Marion Erik Brakeman and Capt. Eric Seymore are two of the Soldiers involved in teaching "English as a Second Language" (ESL) to local high school students at the Ferizaj Youth Center.

  • 8th Army Web links

    Mar 9, 2010

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. 1st Class Carl A. Musgrave II

    Aug 29, 2012

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. 1st Class Carl A. Musgrave II

  • Providers support Sherpa operations for Iraq, Kuwait

    Mar 8, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Army-specific C-23 Sherpa is the primary mode of transportation for time-sensitive cargo to small or remote locations, and those with limited landing areas in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers keep weapons mission ready

    Mar 8, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE TAJI, Iraq - Soldiers with the 3666th Support Maintenance Company Armament shop fix weapons of all sizes, from rifles to tanks, at Contingency Operating Base Taji, Iraq.

  • Master Sergeant spends 26 years with maintenance company

    Mar 8, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE TAJI, Iraq - Throughout their careers, Soldiers make difficult decisions whether to go to college, re-enlist, switch units or stay in long enough to retire.

  • Baumholder Army Family Action Plan Conference focuses on improving quality of life

    Mar 8, 2010

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Delegates representing everyone from teens to Soldiers in the Baumholder community came together Feb. 17 and 18 for the annual Army Family Action Plan conference to try and improve the Army's quality of life.

  • Container inspector embodies 'Warrior Pride'

    Mar 8, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Spc. Roy Hickman, a container inspector with the 159th Seaport Operations Company, 80th Ordnance Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and Richmond, Va., native, truly embodies the spirit of the "Warrior Pride" family.

  • Transportation Company helps celebrate Black History Month

    Mar 8, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq-- Soldiers from the 498th Transportation Company, 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), participated in a play in observance of Black History Month here Feb. 27.

  • ICW Wrestlers entertain on Casey Garrison

    Mar 8, 2010

    The Clown (right) gives Disco Dan (Inferno) the swing-around during the ICW wrestling show in Carey Fitness Center on Casey Garrison Feb. 23. The show featured many well known superstars of wrestling and played their last show in Area I before returning to the United States.

  • Soldiers and Officers strike in Hovey Lanes

    Mar 8, 2010

    CAMP HOVEY - Soldiers and officers bowled their best as 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, competed for the Camp Hovey Bowling League Championship, Feb. 23 in the Camp Hovey Bowling Center.

  • Spouses become financially ready on Red Cloud

    Mar 8, 2010

    Army Community Service held a Financial Readiness class for Soldiers and Family members Feb. 26 in the USAG-RC Pear Blossom Cottage. The class discussed how to save money and financial opportunities available for them within Area I. Sam Yu, Army Community Service financial readiness specialist (right), spoke with the members in the PBC about the Thrift Savings Plan and how beneficial it can be for Families looking into retirement plans. Yu also briefed about the Individual Retirement Account, a personal savings plan that provides income tax advantages to individuals saving money for retirement purposes. Yu grabbed the interest of many of the spouses when he spoke of Army grants for spouses allowing them to go to college. "Hopefully, they understand more about the scholarship because it is free money for a spouse and their children and they wouldn't have to pay from their pocket," Yu said. For more information about Financial Readiness inquire in the ACS offices on both the Red Cloud and Casey garrisons.

  • Soldiers, KATUSA focus on concerns

    Mar 8, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Soldiers and Korean Augmentation to the United States Army members gathered to speak about their issues within Area I during the quarterly Soldier Focus Group Feb. 24 in the USAG-RC building 57.

  • Warrior Country TMCs begin renovations

    Mar 8, 2010

    USAG RED CLOUD, Republic of Korea - For the first time since their arrival to Area I, the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and the Camp Stanley Troop Medical Clinics will undergo renovations on their facilities as they marked the beginning of the construction process with a ground breaking ceremony March 3 and 5 at the USAG-RC and Camp Stanley TMCs. Renovations will be finished as early as December.

  • American Red Cross lauds volunteers

    Mar 8, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - More than 40 American Red Cross volunteers, staff and awardees gathered in the Casey Garrison Warrior's Club March 3 to attend a program praising and awarding volunteers proving themselves key to the success of American Red Cross programs for the past 12 months.

  • Rotating the food

    Mar 8, 2010

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - Cpl. Jose Gonzalez of the 812th Quartermaster Company, 260th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, and a native of Weslaco, Texas, conducts rotational inventory of frozen food stock at the Class I yard to ensure quality and that all food items are used in the order in which they are received. The rotation is done on a weekly basis to prevent spoilage and accountability of all stock. (US Army photo by 1st Lt. Randy Salazar)

  • Service members compete in 'Phoenix Support' combatives tournament

    Mar 8, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 63rd Ordnance Company out of Fort Lewis, Wash., sponsored the 80th Ordnance Battalion's 'Phoenix Support' Combatives Tournament Feb. 27 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Cargo Transfer Co. keeps RTCHs running

    Mar 8, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - After 8 years of laboring in the sand, mud and extreme heat, the Army's RT-240 Kalmar rough terrain container handler fleet is in need of some serious attention.

  • Cargo transfer company plays important role in Iraq drawdown

    Mar 8, 2010

    The 1st Inland Cargo Transfer Company out of Grafenwoehr, Germany, has taken over the Central Receiving and Shipping Point at Contingency Operating Base Marez, Iraq, to assist with the upcoming drawdown of troops and equipment from theater.

  • Quartermaster company adapts to changing mission

    Mar 8, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Under pending deactivation orders, the 102nd Quartermaster Company out of Fort Campbell, Ky., deployed a second time in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Presidio Sailors read Dr. Seuss on National Read Across America Day

    Mar 8, 2010

  • Wounded warrior ties for National Geographic's Adventurer of Year

    Mar 8, 2010

    Wounded by a roadside bomb more than three years ago, Lt. Col. Marc Hoffmeister has surmounted his injuries to tie for the National Geographic magazine's Reader's Choice Adventurer of the Year Award.

  • Army Aviation High Altitude Mountain Environmental Training Strategy

    Mar 8, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Army Aviation High Altitude Mountain Environmental Training Strategy (HAMETS) is an exportable training package Combat Aviation Brigade commanders employ as part of their train-up for an Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) deployment. Aviation brigades must deploy to mountainous regions of Afghanistan with aviators confident in their ability to conduct aviation operations at high altitude, where aircraft performance and power available can be severely limited. With the challenging landscape of the mountains and valleys of Afghanistan, the demand for aviation support is even greater. To safely conduct Army Aviation's fundamental mission - support the ground commander - high-altitude mountain training is a must.

  • Training the next generation of fighters

    Mar 8, 2010

    Killeen, Texas- In an out-of-the-way shop behind a local mechanic's garage, here, young men jab at punching bags, run in place and pummel speed bags as coaches demonstrate techniques honed by years of training.

  • Family matters

    Mar 8, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- As some First Team Soldiers and their Families rack up second, third and even fourth deployments, the Army is continuing to adapt new ways to help them cope with the increased operational tempo and the stop-and-start transitions between life deployed and life at home.

  • Employees overhaul MUTES in record time

    Mar 8, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT--Multi-Threat Systems Branch employees have set a new record for the overhaul of a critical Air Force asset.

  • Depot takes steps to weed out counterfeit electronics

    Mar 8, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT--Technicians discover counterfeit components while working on communications-electronics systems.

  • VFW awards Gold Medal of Merit to TOG

    Mar 8, 2010

    Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States award the Gold Medal of Merit to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) for esteemed recognition of its timeless dedication and uninterrupted commitment to its mission of providing security to the nation's capital while serving as the U. S. Army's Official Ceremonial Unit to include guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Regimental Commander, Col. David Anders, Sergeant of the Guard, Sgt. First Class Alfred Lanier, and Regimental Command Sergeant Major David Martel, respectively, accept the award on behalf of the Regiment on March 8 at the Hyatt Regency, Arlington, Va.

  • Engineering student finds focus at Tobyhanna

    Mar 8, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT--Engineering student realizes interest in mechanical engineering while participating in career education program at Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • National Prayer Breakfast

    Mar 8, 2010

  • Survivor Outreach program expands

    Mar 8, 2010

  • There is assistance for survivors

    Mar 8, 2010

  • Fort Gordon Tax Center Open for Business

    Mar 8, 2010

  • The 56th Engineer Company, U.S. Army, Alaska and members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines help

    Mar 8, 2010

    Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. Army, 56th Engineer Company from Fort Richardson, Alaska are building the foundation of a new medical clinic in the town of Blauarte, Ilocos Province, Philippines in support of Balikatan 2010.

  • Grill season starts for Greywolf troopers

    Mar 8, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The outdoor grilling season got under way as Soldiers from 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team were treated to grilled-to-order steaks by members from Steak Team Mission during lunch at Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial Dining facility, here, Mar. 3.

  • Engineer Civil Action Projects (ENCAP) taking place during Balikatan 2010

    Mar 8, 2010

    Balikatan 2010 is a bilateral exercise and security assistance program between the U.S. military and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

  • Anbar security chief: voting success a community effort

    Mar 8, 2010

    Not a drop of blood was spilled in Al Anbar province during the special elections, March 4, said the head of Iraqi security forces in Anbar at a security conference the following day.

  • Guard launches one-minute video report

    Mar 8, 2010

    A new source of information for news about the National Guard debuted March 1. The "Minuteman Report," is a roughly one-minute segment that highlights news, current events and items of significance within the National Guard, said Guard officials.

  • Ribbon Cutting ceremony opens new Soldier Weapons Readiness Center at Rock Island Arsenal

    Mar 8, 2010

    Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center recently hosted an event that had been more than 20 years in the waiting. Though it was called the Soldier Weapons Readiness Center Ribbon Cutting ceremony, there was no ribbon to be cut. It was more of a celebration-in RIA commander Col. Craig Cotter's words, "a celebration of the reestablishment of a capability here at the Rock Island Arsenal that is absolutely critical to the nation's security." RIA reintroduced the ability to manufacture small arms repair parts at the brand new, state-of-the art Soldier Weapons Readiness Center. Twenty-three years ago, the arsenal stopped making small arms repair parts for the Army, but now, they are back in business. And with almost 200 people in attendance, the event was big.

  • Welcome Home, 14th Quartermaster Company!

    Mar 8, 2010

    Photo release of the 14th Quartermaster Company's welcome home ceremony.

  • Soldiers from 1-38 provide backup for Iraqi election security

    Mar 8, 2010

    Before the sun rose at Victory Base Complex, March 7, Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment found themselves poised to help Iraqi Security Forces protect voters at the national elections.

  • Active-Army spouses get chance to tell the Army what's on their mind

    Mar 8, 2010

    The U.S. Army recently sent out the 2010 Survey of Army Families VI to a random selection of civilian Active Army spouses in order to assess the support provided to families and Soldiers during these past nine years of persistent conflict.

  • Rock Island Arsenal wins environmental award

    Mar 8, 2010

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - Rock Island Arsenal is constantly executing efforts to remain Soldier ready. Though it may sometimes go unnoticed RIA has recently received an award for executing readiness efforts of a different kind-environmental. RIA received an Industrial Pretreatment Award from the City of Rock Island last week for maintaining compliance with federally mandated treatment of wastewater before to discharging it in the river. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) requires certain categories of industries to pre-treat their wastewater prior to discharge into sewer system. Pretreatment of industrial wastewater helps protect the sewer system, helps ensure worker safety, encourages industrial pollution prevention programs, helps maintain the beneficial use of sewage sludge, and helps ensure wastewater plant operations meet discharge standards.

  • Top NCO observes Thunderbolt Soldiers train Iraqis

    Mar 8, 2010

    Senior noncommissioned officer of USFI observes training between Iraqi Army and 17th Fires Brigade in Basrah Province

  • Oscars at home in Signal Museum

    Mar 8, 2010

  • Supporting Small Government in Iraq

    Mar 8, 2010

    While considerable attention has been devoted to Iraqi reconstruction at the national and provincial levels, U.S. forces are leveraging their resources to advise and assist local Iraqi governmental bodies as well.

  • Virginia Homeland Security Advisor Tours Fort McNair

    Mar 8, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general JFHQ-NCR and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington, gives Mrs. Terrie Suit, homeland security advisor to Virginia's governor, a tour of Fort McNair on March 5, 2010. Suit was briefed on JFHQ-NCR/MDW's role in the National Capital Region and how the command works in support of its interagency partners for crisis response.

  • AER: taking care of Soldiers, families

    Mar 8, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Staff Sgt. Kristina Staub was in the middle of a family crisis.

  • 1-38 provide defensive support for Iraqi elections

    Mar 8, 2010

    Before the sun rose at Victory Base Complex March 7, Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment found themselves poised to help Iraqi Security Forces protect voters at the national elections.

  • While defending their D1 wrestling title, Patch High School students became DoDDS-Europe

    Mar 8, 2010

  • Cats strut their stuff at Feline Fun Show

    Mar 8, 2010

    Competition was fierce at the 2nd Annual Feline Fun Show Feb. 27, hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports Office. Cats displayed their long whiskers, fluffy tails and best tricks for the judges.

  • Land navigation course offers infantrymen first taste of Utah terrain

    Mar 8, 2010

    Infantrymen from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, in Utah to train for an upcoming deployment, began off-post training with land navigation at Camp W.G. Williams, Utah, Feb. 11-12.

  • Efficient irrigation method holds promise for Iraq

    Mar 8, 2010

    Even as the U.S. hands more and more responsibility for the future of Iraq back to the Iraqi people, projects continue to ensure that the people are set up for success in every possible way.

  • Light Antennas: Connecting light & electricity

    Mar 8, 2010

    LabTV: Scientists at the Army research lab in Natick, Mass., are creating tiny antennas inspired by the luna moth, which emits an infrared light to attract faraway mates. Nanotechnology researchers are using lasers to study carbon nanotubes.

  • 51st Chem Co experiences evening attack at Peason Ridge

    Mar 8, 2010

    The 7th Chemical Company of the 83rd Chemical Battalion waited in the deepening dusk of Feb. 24 for a platoon of its sister company, the 51st Chemical Company, to drive by. Beyond a turn they had blockaded the road with a fallen tree, and they waited to attack a convoy of six vehicles. For the purpose of the 51st Chem's external evaluation, they were to play the opposing force at the Digital Multi-Purpose Battle Action Complex in Peason Ridge from Feb. 22-26.

  • Iraqis Vote in Karbala

    Mar 8, 2010

    Iraqis vote in Karbala The elections are the second national vote since the ousting of Saddam Hussein

  • Iraqi and U.S. forces prepare for National Elections

    Mar 8, 2010

    The success of this week's elections for five southern provinces in Iraq rested on the Mid-Euphrates Operations Center, located at Contingency Operating Station Echo. The MEOC, which is co-located with the 8th Iraqi Army Division headquarters in Diwaniyah Province, is the monitoring station for operations and intelligence assets for the provinces of Babil, Karbala, Najaf, Diwaniyah and Wasit. The 8th IA Division is the military unit responsible for securing those provinces.

  • Fort Carson gyms keep community fit

    Mar 8, 2010

    The Mountain Post is blessed with some of the finest fitness centers in the Colorado Springs area. If the Army is going to be capable of fulfilling its mission of being "Fit to Fight," it is imperative that facilities like the ones at Fort Carson exist to give the Soldiers the best chance it can to succeed.

  • Community members master 'Art of Sushi' in class

    Mar 8, 2010

    Anyone can make sushi. Just ask Kelley Sarles, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Arts and Crafts director and sushi class instructor. She taught herself to make the Japanese -style rice rolls by reading a book.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command continues support to Haiti mission

    Mar 8, 2010

    For the more than a dozen Expeditionary Contracting Command Soldiers and civilians deployed in Haiti to provide continued support of Haiti Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Operations, the mission remains priority one.

  • TRADOC important to Army present, future, says McHugh

    Mar 8, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Headquarters for the first time Monday, and he got to see Army past, present and future through TRADOC's eyes.

  • 'Rabbit Hole' takes viewers through pain, grief to hope

    Mar 8, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Audience members will want to bring a box of tissues with them to the latest performance at the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Kelley Theatre.

  • March 7 Iraqi national elections

    Mar 8, 2010

    March 7 Iraqi national elections The 2010 elections are the second national elections since the fall of Saddam HusseinAca,!a,,cs regime.

  • 1 Inf Div band toots its horns in al-Kut

    Mar 8, 2010

    As cultural events go, the Wasit Arts Cultural Festival had plenty of laughing, singing and celebrating, and near the heart of it all was the 1st Infantry Division band. The Wasit Provincial Council sponsored a major cultural arts festival Feb. 27, 2010, at the Wasit Provincial Council Auditorium in al-Kut. The band's Cantigny Brass Quintet performed before a crowd of 400, including more than 25 children from surrounding schools and orphanages.

  • Patch Barracks' unmanned pedestrian gate now open

    Mar 8, 2010

    The unmanned pedestrian gate on Patch Barracks became operational Feb. 25. The Enhanced Security Pedestrian Gate allows pedestrians to enter or exit the installation without having to walk to the main gate. It's a time saver. "You only get 30 or 45 minutes for lunch," said Lt. Col. Dawn Hilton, who works in the U. S. European Command antiterrorism division.

  • U.S. Soldiers, Sailors brief IA leaders on election preps

    Mar 8, 2010

    Task Force Thunderbolt Soldiers and Sailors briefed the commanding general of the Iraqi Army's Basra-based 14th Division at the taskforce's headquarters at Contingency Operating Base Basra, March 1, on their plans to support him in ensuring a successful national election March 7.

  • AFAP delegates hammer out issues

    Mar 8, 2010

    If you've ever tried to change your Army Post Office address through the U.S. Postal Service Web site, you know you can't. Want to order a Macintosh computer from the Apple Online Store or curtains from Overstock and have them mailed to your APO address' Ditto.

  • Security paved way to successful Iraqi elections; leaders pleased

    Mar 8, 2010

    BAGHDAD (March 7, 2010) - As Iraqi forces celebrate what their leaders are calling a resounding victory for a safe and free Iraq, U.S. Division-Center leaders are praising their Soldiers for their strategic role in assisting them.

  • Dojo in the desert: deployed karate master carries on traditions in Iraq

    Mar 8, 2010

    Training in the martial arts takes dedication, time and the will to continue to grow and learn. It can take years of patient study and practice to gain a black belt, a sign of respect and knowledge. Even then, the martial artist continues to learn and grow, eventually attaining the proficiency to share his knowledge with others.

  • American Red Cross

    Mar 8, 2010

  • Paratroopers escort international team to observe Iraqi polling

    Mar 8, 2010

    In the truck was the self-described "last John Denver fan," a mountaineering Frenchman working for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq as a polling center monitor, his colleague from Yemen who normally works with displaced persons, a 36-year veteran rifleman of the Fijian army, his United Nations security colleague, Rob, from Nashville, and five paratroopers from across the United States.

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