Archive: Mar 2010

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  • Operational Support Airlift Agency

    Mar 5, 2010

    Operational Support Airlift Agency Change of Responsibility Ceremony held on Davison Army Airfield Fort Belvoir, VA. February 26, 2010.

  • Heidelberg opens Warrior Zone

    Mar 5, 2010

    After months of hard work, the Warrior Zone on Patton Barracks is set to open and will offer a new place for Soldiers and their guests to hang out and socialize. Multiple video gaming systems, a TV lounge with big flat-screen TVs, a computer room, and a multi-purpose room, which will be used as a chill-out area or club room with music and dancing on the weekends, will provide different ways for Soldiers to spend their free time.

  • Economic training for junior ranks resonates with military chief

    Mar 5, 2010

    As a student at the Command and General Staff War College, part of Maj. Jackie Thompson's studies have included examining how broad economic theories relate to warfare.

  • After Marja, 'Kandahar will be next,' Mullen says

    Mar 5, 2010

    The nation's top military officer said the focus of American troops and their allies in southern Afghanistan would shift to Kandahar following an ongoing offensive in the former Taliban stronghold of Marja.

  • 5 QM Co. plays host to U.S. jumpmaster training team in Europe

    Mar 5, 2010

    For U.S. paratroopers, the jumpmaster is the first person they see when they step onto the loading ramp of a military aircraft and last person they see before they step out the door at 1,500 feet carrying 150 pounds equipment in the dead of night.

  • Hundreds Celebrate New School Buildings Built by Filipino Contractors and U.S. Navy Seabees

    Mar 5, 2010

    LANAO DEL SUR, Philippines- Symbolizing a new beginning and the commitment to provide quality facilities for undergraduates in Lanao Del Sur, more than 500 educators, local residents and the U.S. and Philippine forces celebrated the dedication of two reconstructed school facilities at Lanao Agricultural College March 1.

  • Women's History Month Spotlight: Command Sgt. Maj. Tracey Anbiya

    Mar 5, 2010

    Washington, D. C. - When Command Sgt. Maj. Tracey Anbiya enlisted in the Army on Aug.28, 1984, she had no idea that 25 years later she would be sitting in Germany as the command sergeant major for Installation Management Command-Europe.

  • Taking care of Army families

    Aug 20, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- During his visit to Redstone Arsenal, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the Installation Management Command, took the time to focus in on the spouses, parents and other family members of Soldiers from North Alabama who have made the ultimate sacrifice. And sitting right next to him at a meeting with these family members was Emily McFall, the widow of a Soldier who died on the battlefield while under Lynch's command.

  • Top Army cooks face off during 35th Culinary Arts competition at Fort Lee

    Mar 4, 2010

    Day one of the 35th Culinary Arts competition at Fort Lee, Va. The contest, pitting some of the top chefs in the military, runs through March 10.

  • WSMR employees recognized for software development

    Mar 4, 2010

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., March 4, 2010 - White Sands Missile Range Common Control Node employees were recently recognized for their work in the testing and development of command and control software.

  • Streamlined Disability Evaluation System

    Mar 4, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Defense Department's Disability Evaluation System (DES) pilot program, a joint initiative with the Veterans Affairs Department to simplify and streamline the disability evaluation system for wounded, injured, or ill service members, is expanding to additional Army installations.

  • Presidio Soldiers take on leadership challenges, obstacles

    Mar 4, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - "You never know who will emerge as a leader," said Capt. Christopher Green, commander of Co. B, 229th Military Intelligence Battalion Company.

  • Seuss-ical celebrations

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - If children's book author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel were alive today, he would have observed his 106th birthday Tuesday. That was reason enough to celebrate for more than 50 Fort Benning children who gathered for a party in his honor Tuesday and Wednesday at Sayers Memorial Library.

  • Luncheon to focus on 'Writing Women Back Into History'

    Mar 4, 2010

  • First-time homebuyers tax credit FAQ

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - With April 15 around the corner, first-time homebuyers may be eligible for a tax credit. Read below to see if you qualify.

  • Martin Army gathers soles for souls

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - It started as an e-mail between friends. It ended Feb. 12 with a vanload of shoes headed for earthquake victims in Haiti. Lillian Serna, an administrative assistant in the Martin Army Community Hospital's Patient Administration Division, obtained permission to collect donations for Soles4Souls - a Nashville, Tenn.-based, nonprofit charity providing shoes to people in need across the globe - and immediately set out collection boxes.

  • Bringing relief to Haiti

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - When 8-year-old Anna Barnes saw a sign at Brookstone Elementary that read "Doughnuts for Haiti," it gave her an idea. Now, thanks to her inspiration, "Pickles & Popcorn for Haiti" - White Elementary's own version of the fundraiser - has raised more than $500 for earthquake victims in Haiti.

  • Triathlete gears up for two full Ironmans

    Mar 4, 2010

    SGM(R) George Gurrola has been competing in half and full triathlons, including Ironman competitions, for 17 years and said he has no plans of stopping. "Triathlons are addictive," said the 42-year-old. "Once you start, you can't stop." Gurrola focuses on training the majority of the year, but between May and November, Gurrola will compete in two full-length and one half-Ironman triathlons, two sprint triathlons and an Olympic-distance triathlon. To prepare for competitions, Gurrola trains before and after work and during his lunch hour to include a training regiment of swimming six miles, cycling 200 miles and running 50 miles a week.

  • Soldier's son gets full ride to West Georgia

    Mar 4, 2010

    Football is something Pacelli High School's Devonte Taylor can't live without, he said. "I just can't get enough of football," he said. "I like being out there on the field. I try to stay calm and take the game in as it comes my way." Devonte, son of SSG Reginald and Lakisha Taylor, signed a letter of intent Feb. 3 on National Signing Day at Pacelli to play football for Division II University of West Georgia.

  • Soldier's son gets full ride to West Georgia

    Mar 4, 2010

    Football is something Pacelli High School's Devonte Taylor can't live without, he said. "I just can't get enough of football," he said. "I like being out there on the field. I try to stay calm and take the game in as it comes my way." Devonte, son of SSG Reginald and Lakisha Taylor, signed a letter of intent Feb. 3 on National Signing Day at Pacelli to play football for Division II University of West Georgia. The 17-year-old senior will receive a full scholarship.

  • Alabama mountain getaway

    Mar 4, 2010

    MENTONE, Ala. - Nestled deep in the woods, on a bluff atop Lookout Mountain, sits a row of cabins, and although they look rustic and simple, they include all the comforts of home, and best of all - they're within a four-hour drive of Fort Benning.

  • A Day in the Life of a Crew Chief

    Mar 4, 2010

    A look behind the scenes at the crew chief's job

  • Move planned for threatened tortoise

    Mar 4, 2010

  • Reservist wins second straight small-arms championship title

    Mar 4, 2010

    Close to 300 Soldiers from all elements of the Army came to Fort Benning Feb. 20-27 to take part in the 2010 All-Army Small Arms Championships, the preeminent marksmanship training and competition event the Army has to offer. Army Reservist SFC Russell Moore, 2nd Battalion, Small Arms Readiness Group, Camp Bullis, Texas, withstood strong competition and unpredictable weather to win the 2010 Overall Individual Championship, his second in a row. Moore and his teammates claimed the top team prize after a week full of pistol, rifle, long-range rifle and combined arms matches.

  • Soldier makes football team

    Mar 4, 2010

    Soldier selected as kicker for professional team in Indoor Football League

  • From civilians to Soldiers: Weeks Two and Three

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The second week of basic training with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 192nd Infantry Brigade, trainees kicked off Feb. 16 with the Eagle Confidence Tower on Sand Hill. During the week, some of the things Soldiers learned included basic map-reading skills, land navigation, hand-to-hand combat, how to set up claymore mines and how to use nuclear, chemical and biological gear.

  • Road Dawgs hang on to win 51-47

    Mar 4, 2010

    The Road Dawgs put together a last-minute comeback to tie the game before scoring the go-ahead basket to defeat the Bulldogs in the winner's bracket of the postseason Commander's Cup basketball tournament Tuesday at the Smith Fitness Center. After the Road Dawgs of the 104th Transportation Company jumped on top with an early 11-6 lead, the Bulldogs of MEDDAC fought back to tie in the game at 23 with 40 seconds remaining in the half. Josh McDonald and Jason Pittman each knocked down baskets with time expiring to give the Road Dawgs a 28-23 lead at the half. In the first half, the Road Dawgs hit five 3-pointers.

  • Father, son team up for one station unit training

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The saying "like father, like son" is an apt phrase to describe PFC Alan Smith Jr. and his 19-year-old son, PVT Alan Smith III. Both have competitive streaks. Both want to be Infantrymen. And both began one station unit training this week with the 3rd Platoon, A Company, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade.

  • RDECOM holds first executive coaching class

    Mar 4, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md - The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command kicked off a civilian employee professional development program March 4 at the Edgewood Conference Center. With 20 volunteer employees, the session focused on coaching and teamwork development during an eight-hour training session.

  • NCOS raise, donate money, plant tree to honor service

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz -- On Feb. 23, students attending the Senior Leader Course, Class 10-002, at Fort Huachuca's Noncommissioned Officer Academy, donated $348 to Prestigious Assisted Living for future special activities in thanks for the care Prestigious Assisted Living provides to veterans. The students chose this organization because it has the most veteran residents of all assisted living centers in Sierra Vista. The center will use the money for bingo, special dinners and more.

  • Kings Pond Campout set for March 27

    Mar 4, 2010

    A campsite can cost around $23, but military ID cardholders won't have to worry about that March 27-28 at the Kings Pond Campout, a free event. The campout is a staple of Outdoor Recreation activities and includes fun for the whole family, said Brittany Beadle, a recreation specialist. Activities include canoeing, kayaking, horseshoes, corn hole, volleyball and board games. Sayers Library staff will read stories by the fireside, help children with arts and crafts and campers can make s'mores. Geocaching, a game where players use global positioning systems to find items, has been added to this year's campout.

  • Fallen brother's legacy continues

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - It was a bittersweet moment Friday when SPC Aaron Perkins received his Airborne wings. Standing beside his classmates with A Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Perkins completed a goal he set years before - to follow in the footsteps of his paratrooper brother, SGT Andrew Perkins, and live the legacy Andrew began.

  • New Fort Benning directive bans salvia possession

    Mar 4, 2010

    Military and civilians who live or work on Fort Benning are restricted from having and using salvia, according to a new directive.

  • ADA students help clean up national cemetery

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - When students in the Air Defense Artillery Advanced Leader Course were looking to do a class community service project they wanted to do something that would help veterans and their families, so the students decided to volunteer at the Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, Okla. The 33 Soldiers in ALC No. 2-10 spent Feb. 25 sprucing the grounds, cleaning headstones and gathering and burning fallen tree branches from the recent ice storm.

  • Buena students learn real life crime scene investigation

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- On Feb 25 and 26, members of Fort Huachuca's Training and Doctrine Command Capability Manager Biometrics and Forensics team partnered with Buena high school and local Army recruiters to provide an important message, "Pay attention in school."

  • Army pays final tribute to Gen. Haig

    Mar 4, 2010

    Gen. Alexander Haig's funeral took place Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery and was attended by more than 100 fellow Soldiers, other servicemembers, foreign military officials and civilians.

  • Carolina Canines for Veterans

    Mar 4, 2010

  • Colors cased by 87th CSSB in preparation for deployment

    Mar 4, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-The 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade cased their colors at Marne Garden, March 1 in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • 50-Bird Skeet Shoot scores a hit

    Mar 4, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Just before the clouds set in to take the temperatures down for the morning, the 2nd annual 50-Bird Skeet shoot was underway at the Fort Stewart Skeet Range near Holbrook Pond, Feb. 27.

  • Infantry Senior Leader Newsletter

    Mar 4, 2010

  • Celebrating African American Heritage Month

    Mar 4, 2010

    Dancers with the Community Drum and Dance Ensemble perform during the First Army African-American Heritage Month celebration held Feb. 25 at the Getaway club on Fort Gillem. The dancers performed a set of traditional African dances that have been passed down through black culture for generations.

  • 4th IBCT hosts Stewart Black History Month observance

    Mar 4, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-A large presence of Marne Division Soldiers and several civilians gathered at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel, wrapping up the month of February with a sequence of events celebrating African American history. The celebration included poetry, dance, song and food, in honor of Black History Month.

  • Soldier musicians ready for solo spotlight

    Mar 4, 2010

    The Army Ground Forces Band's "Sound the Trumpets" concert will feature the Army Herald Trumpets, the official fanfare ensemble for the president of the United States, at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech Saturday at 8 p.m. The concert will also showcase two of the band's Soldier-musicians, Staff Sgt. Byron Bartosh and Spc. Kailin Eskander, who will perform trumpet and English horn solos in Aaron Copland's "Quiet City."

  • New School Age Youth Center opens at Hunter

    Mar 4, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- A crowd of approximately 100 people braved the cold and wind to attend the Child, Youth and School Services Center's ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new School Age Youth Center at Hunter Army Airfield, along with the re-signing of the Army Family Covenant for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Feb. 26.

  • Artist gives glimpses into segregation through his art

    Mar 4, 2010

    She was strange. The local children called her the voodoo lady. One day, she caught the neighborhood kids playing in her yard. She came out of her door screaming and all of the children ran - all except Charles Moss. Although still a child, Moss knew he was wrong and chose not to run away. In the face of the voodoo lady's wrath, he awaited his deserved punishment.

  • Third Army partners with Lebanon for exchange

    Mar 4, 2010

    In its continued effort to shape the future, Third Army/U.S. Army Central (Third Army) partnered with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) for the first of three theater security cooperation events which focused on the role of civil military operations (CMO).

  • Carolina Canines for Service

    Mar 4, 2010

  • Tutors help mold future generations

    Mar 4, 2010

  • Commentary: Writing women back into history

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. - Forrest Gump may believe life is like a box of chocolates, but women's accomplishments in history can be better compared to a box of cookies.

  • Final rest for working dog

    Mar 4, 2010

    Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem said goodbye to one of its dedicated Soldiers when military working dog Staff Sgt. Basco was laid to rest Feb. 25 at Fort Gillem.

  • March 3, 2010 - SAC-D Testimony Hearing (as delivered)

    Mar 4, 2010

  • BAMC construction reaches next phase

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Base Realignment and Closure project to expand Brooke Army Medical Center is moving into an accelerated phase of construction with the completion of the structural steel frame of the hospital's seven-story addition.

  • Army's first female four-star general visits Picatinny

    Mar 4, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - On March 2, the Army's first female four-star general visited Picatinny for the first time since assuming her current position in November 2008.

  • New Army Black Hawk succeeds in combat

    Mar 4, 2010

    The Army's new high-tech UH-60 Black Hawk M-model helicopter -- equipped with a stronger engine, a digital cockpit and composite rotor blades -- performed exceptionally well in Afghanistan during its first major combat deployment, according to a recently completed After Action Review at Fort Campbell, Ky., service officials said.

  • Gen. Haig's Funeral

    Mar 4, 2010

    Gen. Alexander Haig is laid to rest by the Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. on March 2. Haig, who died February 20th, served three U.S. Presidents, and was the Secretary of State under former U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers encourage Olympic champions

    Mar 4, 2010

    Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping military service members and their families, matched service members across the nation with the entire 2010 USA Olympic men's hockey team. It was a rare opportunity for the Soldiers to personally encourage Team USA as they battled it out in the Vancouver Winter Olympics. "Operation Homefront began supporting Team USA Hockey for one reason -- to help the players understand they're not playing for the Stanley Cup, but their country," Carly Samuelson, Operation Homefront director of development and special events, told NHL.com in a recent interview.

  • Rockets away!

    Mar 4, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - A rocket from the C Battery, 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, Task Force Leader, departs its high mobility artillery rocket system launcher here on its way to destroy an enemy mortar position Mar. 2. The launch was the first fire mission for the members of C Battery at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Rob Strain, 15th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

  • "Wagonmasters" supply excellence

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Sgt. 1st Class Jesus Encarnacion, rear detachment supply sergeant, and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Karlene Jessie, rear detachment supply officer (Middle), both with the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment command (Expeditionary), receive a III Corps trophy and the Commanding General's Award of Excellence presented by Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, commanding general, III Corps and Fort Hood, during a small ceremony at III Corps' headquarters building, here Feb. 8. Jessie, a Stone Mountain, Ga., native and Encarnacion, a San Juan, Puerto Rico, native, accepted the first place trophy and plaque for supply excellence on behalf of the "Wagonmasters". (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jessica Hampton, 15th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

  • Operations

    Mar 4, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Lt. Col. Kerry Goodman (left), a Meridian, Miss., resident and commander of the Mississippi Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms, 155th Brigade Combat Team out of Senatobia, Miss., receives a certificate of appreciation from Lt. Col. Dennis Dockery, a Bloomfield, Conn., native and commander of the Army Reserve's 395th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, headquartered at Fort Devens, Mass., during a ceremony Feb. 25. Goodman's battalion is preparing to redeploy. Dockery said he has enjoyed a close and productive working relationship with Mississippians during the last eight months.

  • Providers bring new life to trucks with Project Phoenix

    Mar 4, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE TAJI, Iraq - Soldiers with the 3666th Support Maintenance Company at Contingency Operating Base Taji, Iraq, rebuild Heavy Equipment Transporter systems to ensure the M-1070 HET tractors in Iraq are mission capable.

  • 101st CAB prepares for deployment

    Mar 4, 2010

    The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) cased its colors during a ceremony March 2 in advance of its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan this month.

  • Providers manage muntions in Iraq, Afghanistan

    Mar 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers with the 63rd Ordnance Company out of Fort Lewis, Wash., at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, run operations to support the logistical supply for all types of munitions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • AMEDDC&S hosts Cole science students

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Cadavers and blood samples: not exactly a normal day for Robert G. Cole High School students. That was the idea as students from Cole's Anatomy and Biology classes spent a whole school day at the Army Medical Department Center & School touring and receiving hands-on instruction from the faculty.

  • 470th MI Brigade FPD helps fight crime in Dominican Republic

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Although much of the world has focused on Haiti since the earthquake, a 470th Military Intelligence Brigade Force Protection Detachment has been involved with Haiti's neighbor, the Dominican Republic, for almost five years, helping that country to develop technology to improve its law enforcement.

  • FORSCOM, USARC 'BRAC Express' on track

    Mar 4, 2010

    Just as a locomotive builds momentum as it leaves a station, the ongoing efforts to relocate U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command to Fort Bragg, N.C., is steadily picking up steam.

  • Gen. Haig's Funeral

    Mar 4, 2010

    Gen. Alexander Haig is laid to rest by the Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. on March 2. Haig, who died February 20th, served three U.S. Presidents, and was the Secretary of State under former U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

  • Dogs go the distance: Program provides service to veterans with PTSD

    Mar 4, 2010

    For over 40 years Ken Costich, a former Army colonel, has dealt with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

  • OPMS aims to flex 'promotion treadmill' for broader assignments

    Mar 4, 2010

    Busting myths about the officer promotion system is the current business of a small task force at Human Resources Command.

  • Tomb Badge Ceremony

    Mar 4, 2010

    Staff Sgt. John Wolfe stands tall with Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commanding general JFHQ-NCR and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, after earning Tomb Identification Badge #579 at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Combatives tournament kick-starts European series

    Mar 4, 2010

    BAMBERG, Germany - Soldiers from throughout Europe competed in a compelling series of close battles Feb. 26-27 at Warner Barracks, in what was U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs first combatives tournament.

  • Chef of Year event kicks off Culinary Arts Competition

    Mar 4, 2010

    Kitchens in the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence heated up early Sunday morning as the 35th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition began its first cooking event: Armed Forces Chef of the Year.

  • Brothers in Arms

    Mar 4, 2010

    Brothers in Arms, Staff Sgt. Jonathan and Spc. Mathew Brisiel, make history guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Early voting takes place in Iraq as country preps for parliamentary elections

    Mar 4, 2010

    As Iraqi citizens across the country prepare to vote in the parliamentary elections scheduled for March 7, those who will be providing security that day got a chance to cast their ballots early in a special-needs election.

  • Leading Change Team to chart USAACE, Fort Rucker future

    Mar 4, 2010

    Back in December, we embarked on a journey to bring about cultural change across the Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker. I asked every member of the team - officer, noncommissioned officer, civilian and contractor - to step up and take the challenge to change. I am proud to tell you that more than 3,000 members of our workforce raised their hands and said, "I want to be a part of it."

  • Leading Change Team to chart USAACE, Fort Rucker future

    Mar 4, 2010

    Back in December, we embarked on a journey to bring about cultural change across the Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker. I asked every member of the team - officer, noncommissioned officer, civilian and contractor - to step up and take the challenge to change. I am proud to tell you that more than 3,000 members of our workforce raised their hands and said, "I want to be a part of it."

  • General takes interest in culinary competition

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 1) -- Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general of Training and Doctrine Command, is a busy man. His schedule is filled with meetings, greetings and paperwork that often contribute to 18-hour days. Master Sgt. Mark Morgan is also a busy man. His job as an enlisted aide to Dempsey is to prepare meals and bring order to the general's busy household, helping to counteract the demands of those 18-hour days. The two found time Monday to share in something under less demanding circumstances - the 35th Army Culinary Arts Competition that runs through March 12 at Fort Lee. The event is equivalent to the Super Bowl of military food service.

  • Family & Friends For Freedom Fund, Inc.

    Mar 4, 2010

  • Fort Lee hosts four-star visitor

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 1, 2010) -- What a difference a year makes. During his last trip to Fort Lee, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially opened the Sustainment Center of Excellence headquarters building.

  • Sew Much Comfort

    Mar 4, 2010

  • Grill Sergeant brings repertoire of skills to Culinary Arts Competition

    Mar 4, 2010

    Fort LEE, Va. (March 4, 2010) -- In the first episode of the Pentagon Channel show, "The Grill Sergeants," Sgt. 1st Class Brad Turner Jr. stuffed an uncooked turkey, took a half step back from the stove and rendered a casual but snappy salute to the bird. "I needed to give him the honor that he deserved," said a chuckling Turner of the moment. "He gave his life for the cause." It was a signature move for the New Orleans native, and one of many that would come to characterize his style and personality on the ground-breaking military food show.

  • Sniper rifle improvements to see testing this spring

    Mar 4, 2010

    Candidates for an improved version of the Army's sniper rifle -- the M-24 -- are expected to go into testing this spring after industry reveals their efforts this month.

  • Black History Month celebrated at COS Kalsu

    Mar 4, 2010

    Soldiers gathered at Contingency Operating Station Kalsu Feb. 25, 2010, to celebrate Black History Month in an event featuring music, dance, poetry, song and cake. "I encourage each of you to recognize the many accomplishments of African-American citizens and to discover more about their rich culture and triumphant history," said Sgt. 1st Class Jamal Reid, equal opportunity advisor, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Camp C.O.P.E.

    Mar 4, 2010

  • Education center helps Soldiers reach goals

    Mar 4, 2010

    While repeated deployments and training may have delayed some Soldiers from pursing higher education goals, many are playing catch-up and getting ahead on their educational goals at Contingency Operating Base Adder. For Soldiers from the 121st Brigade Support Battalion, this is made possible through the educational programs offered through the University of Maryland University College-Europe. Some Soldiers have even completed a full semester of college while deployed.

  • CIIP tailors to new Soldiers

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- During Essie Smith's 30 years working for the Fort Jackson Clothing Initial Issue Point, almost 1 million Soldiers have been outfitted by the facility.

  • EFMP resource fair to raise awareness

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The Army Community Services Exceptional Family Member Program is sponsoring the first EFMP Community Resources Awareness Fair, March 17 at the Solomon Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Installation chaplain plans to foster community

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- In 1977, Bart Physioc, then a newly commissioned Coast Guard officer, was on his way to his first duty station in Guam. He was looking forward to the challenges that lay ahead of him, but something did not seem quite right.

  • Relief effort: Fort Jackson launches AER campaign

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Fort Jackson will launch its 2010 Army Emergency Relief Annual Campaign during a ceremony at 10 a.m. today at the Joe E. Mann Center. This year's theme for the campaign, which lasts until May 15, is "Helping Maintain Army Strong."

  • Tax Center opens at new location

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- After several delays, the Fort Jackson Tax Center is now officially open. The Tax Center is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday with unit-specific appointments available Saturday.

  • Training sharpens drill sergeants' skills

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When Sgt. 1st Class Melba Staton went through initial training 18 years ago, she learned to fire her rifle the old-fashioned way, on the ground in the prone supported position with her support-side knee forward, and from inside a fox hole.

  • Iraqi hero medic receives MEDEVAC training

    Mar 4, 2010

    An Iraqi Army hero of the March 2008 "Charge of the Knights" battle for Basra joined U.S. Army and Navy trainers for medical evacuation training Feb. 24, 2010 at the Contingency Operating Base Basra flight line. Second Lt. Muhamad Hussam, a medical officer with the Iraqi Army's 52nd Brigade, 14th Division, received multiple gunshots wounds while rescuing soldiers during the spring 2008 Battle of Basra, said 2nd Lt. Karim Elyamani, operations officer for the 17th Fires Brigade Surgeon Cell.

  • Army civil affairs teams continue to make camp assessments as conditions in Port-au-Prince improve d

    Mar 4, 2010

    U.S. Army Special Operations civil affairs teams attached to the 82nd Airborne division made assessments of camps around the harbor area of Port-au-Prince, March 2, as part of an effort to monitor the health and welfare of displaced Haitian citizens who lost their homes during the January 12th earthquake.

  • Gates asks entire department to reinforce trust

    Mar 4, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has called on every member of the Defense Department to play a personal role in creating a secure environment that will help to prevent more tragedies like the Nov. 5 shooting rampage that left 13 people dead at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Momentum shifts in Helmand, Pentagon spokesman says

    Mar 4, 2010

    Operation Moshtarak, now in its 18th day in Afghanistan's Helmand province, is "progressing extraordinarily well" and is moving from the clearing phase to the holding phase.

  • 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' review seeks broadest input

    Mar 4, 2010

    The Defense Department's review on the potential impact of repealing the ban on gays serving openly in the military will solicit input from troops of every service and rank -- as well as their families -- through surveys, focus groups and social media tools.

  • Iraqi elections, U.S. drawdown to proceed

    Mar 4, 2010

    Iraq's upcoming elections and the U.S. drawdown of troops there later this year will go on undeterred by suicide bombings Wednesday and previous attacks like it.

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