Archive: Mar 2010

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  • U.S. Army Africa NCOs share ideas in Botswana

    Mar 30, 2010

    Two U.S. Army Africa noncommissioned officers discussed enlisted support to staff operations during a recent familiarization seminar with counterparts from the Botswana Defense Force.

  • Ward challenges U.S. military mentors to be model professionals for Liberian soldiers

    Mar 30, 2010

    General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), concluded a daylong visit to Liberia March 24, 2010 by visiting and having lunch with nearly 50 U.S. military servicemembers currently serving on temporary duty in Liberia. The service members, representing a joint team of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, are serving as mentors and advisors to the Armed Forces of Liberia via a program known as ONWARD LIBERTY.

  • Guardsmen fight floods in three states

    Sep 28, 2011

    As North Dakota begins to draw down the number of National Guard members fighting floods, at least three other states are calling up personnel for the same mission.

  • CSA helps launch Installation Management Campaign Plan

    Mar 29, 2010

    The Chief of Staff of the Army visited the Association of the United States Army's 2010 Army Installations Symposium & Exposition in San Antonio, Texas, March 29, 2010. The exposition is being held in conjunction with the Army's Installation Management Command campaign plan rollout conference.

  • Responsible Reset Task Force

    Mar 29, 2010

    <b>What is it'</b> Army Materiel Command (AMC) leads the task force aimed at Army Reset effort. In order to leverage the Army Materiel Command's capabilities as forces and equipment drawdown from Iraq and build up in Afghanistan, AMC established the Responsible Reset Task Force (R2TF) to rapidly retrograde equipment from theater and facilitate the repair, redistribution and life cycle management of equipment. The R2TF is a forward presence working with Army Central Command (ARCENT) to assist in prioritizing Army requirements and in establishing and maintaining visibility, accountability and transparency of equipment as it comes out of Iraq.

  • Mentoring Young NCOs

    Mar 29, 2010

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq-(Left to Right) Command Sgt. Maj. Nathaniel Bartee, 15th Sustainment Brigade' senior noncommissioned officer, provides mentorship and career path guidance to Sgt. Tajuana Harrison from Lawrenceville, Va. Harrison is with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 260th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). (US Army photo by SPC Matthew Vogler)

  • Reenlistment of a Dogface Soldier

    Mar 29, 2010

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq-(Left to Right) Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal, the deputy commanding general, 3d Infantry Division and United States Division - North, reenlists Sgt. Raphael Williams, a native of the Virgin Islands and a human resources noncommissioned officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 260th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). Vandal took the opportunity to reenlist Williams while congratulating the 260th CSSB as their deployment ends in April. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Matthew Vogler)

  • Tiger Team "Fixin' 2 Fight"

    Mar 29, 2010

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Soldiers of the Heavy Equipment Transport Tiger Team, 1st Maintenance Company, 260th Combat Service Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, pose with Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews, the 3rd Infantry Division and United States Division - North's senior noncommissioned officer, to represent the company's motto: "Fixin' 2 Fight". The HET Tiger Team continues to represent the company's tradition of great maintenance through their work ensuring the mission capability of the battalion's heavy equipment transporter trucks and trailers. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Marc Jones)

  • Army married couple reenlists together

    Mar 29, 2010

    Married-couple Spc. Samuel Baker, a communications system support specialist and Sgt. Raquel Baker, an automated logistics specialist, both with Headquarters Company, 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), reenlisted together March 17.

  • The challenges of redeployment

    Mar 29, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION SPEICHER, Iraq - Most of us are excited when it is our turn to redeploy. We have watched other units pack up and leave. Soldiers walking out of the PX with one or two tough boxes in tow telegraph their imminent departure. When it is finally your turn to redeploy, you become the envy of the COB. Even though this is an exciting time, and a long time coming, it also presents some challenges. Two significant issues in the redeployment process are change and anxiety.

  • USACE Urban Search and Rescue Cadre returns from mission in Haiti

    Mar 29, 2010

    USACE structures specialists arrived in Haiti less than a week after the earthquake, and directed a 150-person recovery team during Operation Unified Response.

  • ACAP prepares families for military to civilian transition

    Mar 29, 2010

    A Soldier's transition from military service to civilian life can be a stressful time for the Soldier and even more so for the family, as the transition is truly a family affair.

  • A dog 'tail' of two snails

    Mar 29, 2010

    WAIANAE MOUNTAINS - Some may say, "It's all in a hard day's work," but workdays are not so typical for Tia and Wicket.

  • Workgroups gives vital suggestions to leaders as Hawaii's AFAP conference closes

    Mar 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army Family Action Plan delegates developed suggestions to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and family members at this year's conference brief-out, while also being reminded that strengthening Hawaii's education system remains the top priority among Army senior leaders.

  • New ID card appointment system on the way for USAG-HI

    Mar 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's identification card issuing facilities will soon transition from the current walk-in system to an appointment-only system creating a valuable time savings for customers, here.

  • Army Family Covenant takes spotlight

    Mar 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army senior leaders recommitted themselves to the promises they first made more than two years ago in improving quality of life services to Soldiers and their family members, with the re-signing of the Army Family Covenant, here, at the Nehelani Banquet and Conference Center, March 18.

  • Secret's out

    Mar 29, 2010

    G2 bestows 89 Soldiers with 'Combat Spurs'

  • ARNORTH, NORTHCOM members participate in national DSCA workshop

    Mar 29, 2010

  • Soldiers provided opportunity to excel, exhibit expertise

    Mar 29, 2010

  • Army Master Resilience Training course provides valued instruction

    Mar 29, 2010

    The Army is continuing to enhance its warfighters with something more powerful than new artillery weapon systems, night vision scopes and expensive gadgets.

  • Cav holds first ever pre-Ranger course

    Mar 29, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A group of 1st Cavalry Division troopers formed a circle around a terrain map as the patrol leader explained an operation order they were to execute later in the day. The men smelled foul and looked as though they were dragged through mud. Occasionally a head bobbed in exhaustion.

  • New National Effort for Better Trauma Care

    Mar 29, 2010

    There is a New National Effort for Better Trauma Care. The National Trauma Institute, based in San Antonio, Texas, seeks to discover if there is a slight change in the way a wounded service member was first treated could lead to a better long-term recovery.

  • Two ASC personnel earn Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification

    Mar 29, 2010

  • Lt. Gen. Guy C. Swan III, Commanding General, U.S. Army North

    Mar 29, 2010

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  • Marines start motorcycle safety group for JBM-HH

    Mar 29, 2010

    Motorcycle safety and servicemembers has been synonymous for the past decade, when statistics began showing an uptick in military fatalities on motorcycles. In 2008, more Marines were killed in motorcycle accidents (25) than in Iraq (22) and Afghanistan (21), according to the Pentagon. The Army has also experienced an increase, from 22 deaths in 2004 to 51 in 2008. The military has stressed safety at all levels for years, and now Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is taking a pro-active effort in helping its Soldiers and Marines ride their motorcycles safely.

  • Easter Sunrise Service At Arlington National Cemetery

    Mar 29, 2010

    The annual Easter Sunrise Service hosted by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington will be held on Sunday, April 4 in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command hosts its first NCO of the Year Competition

    Mar 29, 2010

    Staff Sgt. April Johnson, contingency contracting officer with the 410th Contract Support Brigade at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, proved to be the best of the best at the end of the two-day competition where she captured the honor of being selected as the Expeditionary Contracting Command's first NCO of the Year. The competition took place at Camp Bullis, Texas March 15th to March 16th. "The most challenging drill was the land navigation course. The terrain had very few flat surfaces and the checkpoints were difficult to find," said Johnson. "But through preparation and hard work I was able to successfully complete the course."

  • ARDEC briefs Secretary of the Army on precision mortars

    Mar 29, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Christopher Stout, an Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center engineer partnered with Dave Lyon, Chief of the Guidance Technologies Branch at the Army Research Laboratory, to brief some of the Army's top officials at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Night Vision and Electronic Sensor Facility in Fort Belvoir, Va., March 15.

  • Army civilian named 'Humanitarian of the Year'

    Mar 29, 2010

    Personal tragedy has led one Department of the Army civilian on a path of healing that is changing lives for wounded warriors and garnering national recognition.

  • Army Safety Director visits Mountain Post

    Mar 29, 2010

    The Director of Army Safety Brig. Gen. William Wolf, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness / Safety Center, visited Fort Carson to meet with leaders and unit safety representatives Feb. 18.

  • Picatinny team completes Bataan Memorial March

    Mar 29, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Bataan Death March held at White Sands Missile Range in White Sands, N.M., March 21, is in its 21st year recognizing a special group of World War II heroes that suffered brutality beyond that of which anyone can fathom.

  • Iraqi, U.S. veterinarians partner to help Baghdad zoo animals

    Mar 29, 2010

    After receiving the call for help March 24, Degeyter, a doctor of veterinary medicine assigned to 1st Armored Division, U.S. Division-Center, quickly made his own calls to other U.S. Army veterinarians to visit the Baghdad zoo.

  • Army Medical Command competition comes to Hawaii

    Mar 29, 2010

    Honolulu, HI - Primed from numerous noncommissioned officer and Soldier competitions earlier in the year, 20 of the Army Medical Command's best of the best looked forward to claiming the title of "Best Warrior" for 2010 in a competition held March 13-19 on Oahu. Staff Sgt. Adam Sahlberg, 26, with seven years active duty and the noncommissioned officer in charge at the Mary E. Walker Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., took honors as the Army Medical Command's 2010 NCO Best Warrior.

  • Community motorcyclists unite for safety

    Mar 29, 2010

    MONS, Belgium - Motorcyclists of all experience levels in the SHAPE and ChiAfA..vres community gathered at the Alliance Auditorium on SHAPE Wednesday to raise awareness of the importance of safe riding.

  • Shuffling the deck; new organization builds engineer flexibility

    Mar 29, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- As the Army continues to change and evolve, Black Jack engineers are on the forefront.

  • Women's history honored at ChiAfA..vres Garrison

    Mar 29, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - Women were celebrated March 26 as ChiAfA..vres Garrison honored Women's History Month under the theme, "Writing women back into history."

  • Bowling brings a "strike" to training

    Mar 29, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - With the smell of pizza, the sight of various colored bowling balls and the feel of shoes that serve a much different purpose than combat boots, the atmosphere of conquering bowling lanes was far from that of conducting field training.

  • Logistics partnering in Maysan Province

    Mar 29, 2010

    The 121st Brigade Support Battalion's partnership with the Iraqi Security Forces focuses not only on developing their ability to conduct combat operations, but also upon developing their administrative and logistics capabilities.

  • Thunder Horse troops take on humvee gunnery

    Mar 29, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Learning how to locate, target, and engage an enemy from a vehicle are important skills Soldiers use during a deployment.

  • TRADOC releases new Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills

    Mar 29, 2010

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command released the Army's new Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, and the Critical Individual Supporting Task List elaborating on those tasks and battle drills, March 25.

  • Iraqi, US students make connections over Web

    Mar 29, 2010

    A student at the Hillah High School for Exceptional Students accepts gifts from the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team and the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division before communicating over the internet with students at Brookstone High School, in Columbus, Ga., March 17, 2010. Students from both schools shared information and asked questions about one another's culture during the session.

  • USAMU hosts junior championship

    Mar 29, 2010

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit continued its full-fledging support of America's youth when it hosted the 2010 U.S. Army Junior Air Rifle Championships Mar. 21-23 at Fort Benning's Pool Indoor Range. This was the fourth year the U.S. Army sponsored the event, fostering junior participation in prestigious state and national rifle competitions, promoting firearms safety and connecting the youngsters with the expertise and professionalism of the USAMU.

  • The U.S. Army Military District of Washington, greets..

    Mar 29, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general JFHQ-NCR and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington, greets New York City Police Commissioner, and 2010 Grand Marshal, Ray Kelly from the main reviewing stand located on 5th Avenue during the Saint Patrick's Day parade in New York City on March 17, 2010.

  • Two senior Air Cav aviators make final Apache flight of their careers

    Mar 29, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - After spending their Army careers in the sky, two senior aviators made their final flight in a military aircraft March 25, before turning in the "keys" to the helicopter and moving on to different jobs.

  • Pres. Obama visits Bagram Airfield

    Mar 29, 2010

    The President of the United States Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Bagram Airfield, March 28. Obama thanked the troops for their service and dedication to the United States. Earlier in the evening the Commander-in-Chief flew to Kabul to meet with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai.

  • FORSCOM Family 'sound off' during Census 2010

    Mar 29, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga., (March 29, 2010)-It's that time again in the United States, the time when we count the nation's population. Known as the Census, this once-per-decade effort begins April 1, but many people have already started receiving the forms in the mail. U.S. Department of Commerce officials said accurate census reporting among Soldiers and their Families is important. In fact, they emphasize that it's just as important to the military population as it is for their civilian counterparts. The Census results determine the distribution of about $400 billion per year, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. This money is what funds community services nationwide, services that also benefit Soldiers and their Families.

  • Foreign military leaders see broader perspective of SOCSOUTH's role in the western hemisphere d

    Mar 29, 2010

    The U.S. Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH) welcomed senior military officers from more than 25 different nations in order to give them a better understanding of the command's mission during a seminar held here on March 26.

  • Fort Jackson to honor Vietnam veterans during basic training graduation

    Mar 29, 2010

    Vietnam Veterans from all Armed Forces branches will be honored for their sacrifices and contributions to our nation at 9 a.m., April 23, during the Basic Combat Training graduation ceremony at Hilton Field.

  • Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

    Mar 29, 2010

    President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to troops in Afghanistan, delivering a message of praise to American servicemembers on behalf of the United States.

  • Arizona-based unit brings clothing to give to local community

    Mar 29, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE TAJI, Iraq - Soldiers with the 3666th Support Maintenance Company provided clothing and other donated items to the local community during a humanitarian aid mission March 21 near Contingency Operating Base Taji, Iraq.

  • Eighth Army takes proactive approach to prevent insider violence

    Mar 29, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - While continuing to deter external threats to South Korea, Eighth (Field) Army is taking a proactive approach to prevent potential insider violence.

  • Recovery supports convoys during travel

    Mar 29, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE TAJI, Iraq - Recovery Soldiers travel with convoys throughout Iraq, supporting units should vehicles break down during their mission.

  • ACS program educates on saving, investing

    Mar 29, 2010

    BAMBERG, Germany - Community members on Warner Barracks here can now use a free service that aims to improve financial savvy and educate people of all pay brackets on the ins and outs of smart investing.

  • Soldiers test for Expert Infantryman Badge

    Jun 13, 2013

    Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) began testing to earn the coveted Expert Infantryman Badge March 18 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. This badge is what many infantrymen strive to achieve by honoring their individual skills. While Old Guard Soldiers conduct ceremonies on a daily basis, it's crucial for them to maintain tactical proficiency. After spending weeks of training and testing their infantry skills, 22 of 266 Soldiers, just below 10 percent of the candidates, returned to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall with the badge this week.

  • National Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

    Mar 28, 2010

  • Task Force Wing's Hunter provides 'eyes and ears' on the battlefield in northern Iraq

    Mar 28, 2010

    - It's invisible to the enemy, can cover distances of up to 250 kilometers, can fly at altitudes of 20,000 feet for more than 10 hours, and can gather and transmit visual information in real time to ground force commanders. What is it' It's the Hunter -- a 23 foot-long, remotely operated, unmanned aircraft system maintained and operated by a team of aviation Soldiers with Troop F, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Diamond Head and approximately 30 Northrop Grumman Corporation civilian contractors from Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq. To those it serves, it's an invaluable and indispensible part of Task Force Wings and 3rd Infantry Division operations throughout U.S. Division-North.

  • Operation 'Bright Eagle' sheds light on enemy safe havens, showcases ISF capabilities

    Mar 28, 2010

    U.S. Soldiers from Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment conducted an air assault with Iraqi Police from the Emergency Response Unit, and Rapid Deployment Unit from Contingency Operating Location Danger, near Tikrit, Iraq, Feb. 25. Troopers from 3rd Battalion, 25th General Support Aviation Battalion, Task Force Hammerhead, led the air assault with aircraft from Company Alpha and Bravo, 3-25 GSAB, and Alpha Troop, 2nd Battalion, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Diamond Head. The partnered air assault inserted ISF and U.S. forces into three objectives in Salah ad-Din province. According to Lt. Col. Robert Cain, commander, 2/32 FA, the mission -- termed "Operation Bright Eagle" -- was to deny enemy networks ability to disrupt Provincial elections by confiscating unauthorized weapons and interdicting suspected terrorists.

  • Convoy security team keeps vehicles safe on road

    Mar 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Soldiers of D Troop, 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) out of Ashland City, Tenn., provide security for convoys that travel from Joint Base Balad, Iraq, to destinations throughout the country.

  • U.S. KFOR junior Soldiers work to help fellow troops

    Mar 27, 2010

    As an enlisted Soldier works up within the ranks, they earn more trust and responsibility and their leadership depends on their initiative and judgment. The senior NCOAca,!A,s of Multi-National Battle Group-East wanted to empower and provide a voice to the junior enlisted Soldiers of the various units within the battle group, beginning the creations of a Junior Enlisted Council.

  • JBB officials cut ribbon at Container Repair Yard

    Mar 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Military and civilian officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the grand opening of the new Container Repair Yard March 22 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Children of Deployed Soldiers compete in 2/6 CAV Spur Ride

    Mar 27, 2010

    The 2-6 CAV Children's Spur Ride allowed children of 25th CAB Soldiers to get together for fun, games and a little military experience. More than 40 children participated in the day's events and each earned an honorary induction into the cavalry's prestigious Order of the Spur.

  • Corps' Sacramento District builds up Bliss

    Mar 26, 2010

    The Corps' Sacramento District has completed construction of a combat aviation brigade headquarters building at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Corps park a historic setting for historical reenactment

    Mar 26, 2010

    STANISLAUS RIVER PARKS, Calif. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District's Stanislaus River Parks was the setting for three days of Civil War reenactment festivities hosted by the American Civil War Association of Northern and Central California March 19-21. With the historic buildings the park staff maintains - including the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi River, built during the Civil War in 1863; and the ruins of a grist mill and power house dating from the same period - the park is an ideal place to stage a reenactment, ACWA treasurer Bob Preston said. ACWA has hosted reenactments at Stanislaus since 1994.

  • The votes are in, AFAP delegates have spoken

    Mar 26, 2010

    ATLANTA, Ga., (March 26, 2010) - Votes were cast and the top five quality-of-life issues were announced today as the annual, week-long U.S. Army Forces Command Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference concluded at the Crown Plaza Hotel-Atlanta Airport. Planned and facilitated by Well-Being Division personnel from FORSCOM G-1, 56 delegates from Army installations nationwide assembled here this week to review 72 quality-of-life issues identified during last year's installation-level AFAP conferences. First the delegates were assigned to five workgroups, and then the 72 issues were organized into five categories - Benefits and Entitlements; Child, Youth and School Services; Family Support/Civilian Issues; Force Support; and Medical and Dental.

  • Process Improvement Specialists earn LSS Master Black Belt certification

    Mar 26, 2010

  • Presidio reflects on historical contributions during Women's History Month celebration

    Mar 26, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - "Writing Women Back into History," the national theme of this year's Women's History Month, was also the theme of the 2010 Women's History Month Observance held March 24 at the Presidio of Monterey. Women's History Month is celebrated annually throughout the United States in March.

  • Army launches sexual assault prevention month with summit

    Mar 26, 2010

    The Army will sponsor its third Sexual Harassment / Sexual Assault Prevention Summit in Arlington, Va., from March 29 - April 1.

  • Fort Carson program protects tribal sites

    Mar 26, 2010

    With the recent increase in construction on Fort Carson, a Directorate of Public Works program has kept busy ensuring that tribal cultural or sacred sites are not impacted.

  • Naval Station Newport breaks ground on new Army Reserve Center

    Mar 26, 2010

  • Soldiers from 94th Engineer Battalion aid Border Patrol in securing border

    Mar 26, 2010

    FORT BLISS, Texas - Soldiers from the 94th Engineer Battalion break an old concrete slab during the construction of a new border road. The Soldiers also constructed three low-water crossings, improved drainage ditches, and installed guard rails, while executing a Border Patrol engineer support mission near the Laredo. Soldiers from the 94th Engineer Battalion, based at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., deployed to the United States - Mexico border in January to provide engineer support to the U.S. Border Patrol

  • Fort Bragg skaters prepare for Olympic style competition

    Mar 26, 2010

    The figure skaters participating in Fort Bragg's Learn to Skate Program at Cleland Ice Rink are preparing for their upcoming competition with an Olympic flair. The pinnacle of their sport, the 2010 Winter Olympics, provided inspiration to the coaches and skaters as they prepared for their own competition, taking place Saturday in Yorktown, Va.

  • Fort Bragg students find adventure in reading with community leaders

    Mar 26, 2010

    It's not often McNair Elementary School students have the opportunity to put aside fractions in favor of stories about sea creatures. On March 18, the children were treated to an entire day devoted to reading. This marked the fourth year that the school has held Read Across McNair Day, which is a celebration of Reading Month.

  • Camp welcomes surviving Families

    Mar 26, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Last year, NASCAR royalty Kyle and Pattie Petty welcomed Fort Bragg's surviving spouses and their children to Victory Junction, which is a camping facility in Randleman, N.C., dedicated to creating happy memories for children.

  • 1st Theater Sustainment Command swaps vehicles in support of OEF

    Mar 26, 2010

    The 1st Theater Sustainment Command began transitioning from Maxx-Pro mine resistant ambush protected vehicles to Caiman MRAP vehicles when brigade representatives arrived at Lot 54 to inspect an initial issue of Caimans, March 15.

  • Glimpses into Third Army overseas operations

    Mar 26, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin (right), deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Central/Third Army (Third Army) in Kuwait, shakes hands with servicemembers different nations attending the Third Army and Kuwait Joint Command and Staff College Orientation visit in Kuwait March 18.

  • Carson women hit 'big time'

    Mar 26, 2010

    Military women basketball players from Fort Carson and the US Air Force Academy took the floor of the Pepsi Center as guests of the Denver Nuggets in Denver March 17 and put on a dazzling display of what military toughness and determination was all about.

  • Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion gets new fitness center

    Mar 26, 2010

    Fort Bragg Soldiers have long boasted about its 13 physical fitness facilities available to take care of their fitness needs. Now they have something else to talk about. The post has opened a new facility catering to its wounded warriors. The Warrior Transition Battalion-Hardy Hall exercise room opened its doors Monday amid a sea of dignitaries, news reporters and well-wishers, who turned out for the celebration.

  • Getaway club lets people get their dance on

    Mar 26, 2010

  • Warhorse Soldiers volunteer at local Goodwill

    Mar 26, 2010

    4th Infantry Division Soldiers volunteer time to assist Goodwill in Colorado Springs.

  • DoD researchers dine with Jersey's junior scientists

    Mar 26, 2010

    Four New Jersey-based Department of Defense technology centers joined Monmouth University on March 25 to recognize top young researchers at the 2010 Monmouth Junior Science Symposium banquet at Fort Monmouth, N.J. MJSS is one of 48 DoD-sponsored Junior Science and Humanities Symposiums organized by universities across the country. It began in 1963 and reaches across its area communities to bring together teachers, students, mentors and sponsors.

  • Youth Are On-The-Job With HIRED!

    Mar 26, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Tamara Richardson knows what it's like to be on the "ground floor" of a new program. The teen has the distinction of being the first at Redstone to participate in the HIRED! Apprenticeship Program, offered through the Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation's Child Youth and School Services program. Last spring, when she signed up for HIRED!, Richardson was not only the first teen in the program, but also its only teen. That's enough to give any young person the first-time jitters, especially when you hope to land your first job and gain some work experience.

  • Story of Vietnam Shared Through Lives Of Wives

    Mar 26, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As with any historical war, books on Vietnam - both fiction and non-fiction -- tell the stories of war heroes, pivotal battles and tremendous challenges. But very few tell the stories of the wives left to struggle with their own battles as their husbands were sent to fight in Vietnam. Rosalie Turner hopes to change that.

  • Community gives blood to help save lives

    Mar 26, 2010

    Unlike blood spilled in battle, the blood collected by the Red Cross Monday on Fort McPherson at the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) flag atrium was given willingly by Soldiers and Civilian employees. William Harrison, a civilian contractor with the FORSCOM G-3 Strategic Initiative Division enterprise process improvement team, said he chose to give blood because he once received blood.

  • Commentary: American Red Cross long-time friend to Soldiers

    Mar 26, 2010

    In the mid-1800s, Clara Barton, the ARC founder, risked her life on Civil War battlefields to tend to fallen Soldiers. Since then, the ARC has continued helping servicemembers and their families through every military conflict, humanitarian effort and peacekeeping operation.

  • Saving Soldier lives with unmanned systems

    Mar 26, 2010

    When it comes to unmanned systems, the Army's scientists and engineers along with program managers and contractors have given Soldiers on the battlefield tools designed to save lives and complete the mission against ever-changing threats.

  • American flag was 'point of safety' for mother, daughter held prisoner in Iran

    Mar 26, 2010

    In the last scene of the movie "Not Without My Daughter," an American flag is seen fluttering in the wind outside the U.S. embassy in Turkey.

  • Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion gets new fitness center

    Mar 26, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Fort Bragg Soldiers have long boasted about its 13 physical fitness facilities available to take care of their fitness needs.

  • Fatherhood forum benefits Fort Bragg Soldiers, dads

    Mar 26, 2010

    When Sgt. Daniel Freeman, an ammunitions sergeant with Division Support Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, deployed for the first time, he was not a father. Since he returned, things have changed. He now has two young boys and Freeman said he wants to be prepared for his next deployment. To get a few pointers from experienced dads, Freeman attended a fatherhood forum hosted by the White House and the Department of Veterans Affairs March 18. The event was attended by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki; representatives from the White House; Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, commander, XVIII Airborne Corps; leaders of programs designed to help servicemembers and veterans; and several Soldiers, who offered their experiences as military fathers.

  • Artillery sergeant, cavalry troop win 82nd Airborne Division NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Mar 26, 2010

    Twelve of the best from the 82nd Airborne Division faced off for the title of noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the year the week of March 15 to 18. The winners were Staff Sgt. Lance Noell, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade and Spc. Jordan Dahl, Troop C, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

  • Post aims to streamline reception, housing efforts across installation

    Mar 26, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning is making a push to refine the reception process for all incoming Soldiers and strike a balance between housing priorities and availability.

  • AAFES grows with Fort Bragg

    Mar 26, 2010

    The acronyms BRAC and FORSCOM continue to be used around Fort Bragg with fervor as it prepares for the arrival of the U.S. Forces Command. To better care for the installation's growing population, the Army Air Force Exchange service is broadening its services, too. In early June, the North Post Commissary will have new neighbors when the new AAFES shoppette, complete with a Snack Avenue, gas station and a car wash; a Starbucks; a Popeye's Chicken with drive-thru convenience; and a furniture store open.

  • Research Lab in Thailand Uses Battlefield Medical Recording System

    Mar 26, 2010

    A military research lab in Thailand is using the deployed MHS medical recording system (MC4) to track occupational health records. LTC John McNally, deputy commander of the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS), cites improvement in record-keeping via MC4 as opposed to pen and paper, and suggests the system could be useful in larger research efforts, like the HIV study they just completed in coordination with Walter Reed Army Medical Center and others in the U.S.

  • VA proposes change to aid veterans exposed to Agent Orange

    Mar 26, 2010

    The more than 100,000 veterans exposed to herbicides while serving in Vietnam and other combat areas will have an easier path to qualify for disability pay under a proposed regulation published by the Department of Veterans Affairs that adds three new illnesses to the list of health problems found to be related to Agent Orange and other herbicide exposures.

  • PEO Ammo visits European non-standard ammo producers

    Mar 26, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Department of Defense officials recently visited Bulgarian and Romanian production facilities for a hands-on look at two of the many companies that provide non-standard or non-NATO munitions to Afghan and Iraqi military and police forces.

  • IAVA helps new generation of veterans

    Mar 26, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - According to numbers released by the Pentagon in 2009, nearly 1.5 million men and women have answered their nations call and deployed in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom since the beginning of the war in 2003.

  • Battery challenges Combat Conditioning Course

    Mar 26, 2010

    Fort Sill, Okla.--It was a perfect day for competition at the Combat Conditioning Course as Soldiers in F Battery, 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery went two by two through each obstacle. They're halfway through their basic combat training and on Friday they spent the day changing elevations from crawling on their bellies to climbing up ropes.

  • ANNISTON TESTS NEW EQUIPMENT FOR PUEBLO PROJECT

    Mar 26, 2010

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. (March 25, 2010) - A new operation here is expected to have a big impact on future chemical munition disposal operations in Pueblo, Colo. Monday, Anniston Chemical Activity (ANCA) employees started delivering mustard-filled 4.2-inch mortars to a building on Anniston Army Depot laid out to resemble an area of the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) under construction at Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pueblo, Colo. At the Anniston building, a team of specially trained Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (ANCDF) employees started using the Linear Projectile Mortar Disassembly (LPMD) machine Tuesday (March 23) to remove explosives (fuzes and bursters) from the munitions ANCA is delivering to them.

  • At the Combat Conditioning Course

    Mar 26, 2010

    Fort Sill, Okla.--It was a perfect day for competition at the Combat Conditioning Course as Soldiers in F Battery, 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery went two by two through each obstacle. They're halfway through their basic combat training and on Friday they spent the day changing elevations from crawling on their bellies to climbing up ropes.

  • USAG Vicenza DA employee embodies Comprehensive Soldier Fitness with 52-lb weight loss, healthier li

    Mar 26, 2010

    VICENZA, Italy - "I'm going to die."

  • Guard's Quick Response Force Called Out for Vehicle Recovery

    Mar 26, 2010

    After going a few days without an emergency call, the North Dakota National Guard's quick reaction force team in Harwood, N.D., responded to a request this afternoon. The Cass County Sheriff's Department asked for assistance with a vehicle recovery mission.

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