Archive: Mar 2010

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  • Guard's Nighttime Dike Patrols Allow Harwood Residents to Rest

    Mar 26, 2010

    At night, the North Dakota National Guard's flood quick response team shifts to dike patrols, looking for signs of leaks or seepage in the clay line of protection. It gives Harwood, N.D., residents, who are responsible for monitoring the dike situation during the day, a chance for some peaceful rest.

  • Fort A.P. Hill increases emergency response capability

    Mar 26, 2010

    Committed to maintaining a first-rate emergency response capability, the Fort A.P. Hill leadership has brought back into commission the last remaining fire engine to be upgraded with the traditional "Push In" ceremony today at Fire Station 7.

  • First 14th MI Battalion Soldiers redeploy from Iraq

    Mar 26, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Forty-one Soldiers of the 14th Military Intelligence Battalion returned to Fort Sam Houston March 16 after eight months in Iraq.

  • KFOR Soldiers become U.S. citizens in Kosovo ceremony

    Mar 26, 2010

    Eight Multi-National Battle Group-East Soldiers, originally from countries as far flung as Iran, El Salvador and the Philippines, came together at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, March 25 to become citizens of the United States. All the new citizens currently reside in California and are deployed to Kosovo as members of MNBG-E's 1-144th Maneuver Task Force.

  • CID warns of Internet romance scams

    Mar 26, 2010

  • NSSC Town Hall

    Mar 26, 2010

    The April 5 town hall is going to be a little different from other Natick Soldier Systems Center town halls. This one will give all installation personnel the opportunity to view the newly updated installation master plan and participate in a question and answer forum.

  • Energy stewards: Communities get active with energy conservation efforts

    Mar 26, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Members in the U.S. Army Garrisons Wiesbaden and Baumholder communities are getting onboard with the initiative to conserve energy in homes and work centers as a result of encouragement from leaders to help reduce energy consumption.

  • U.S. preps facility for transfer to Iraqi Army as part of drawdown

    Mar 26, 2010

    Preparing for any redeployment often involves extensive inventories and equipment reallocations, but the process for one U.S. base in southern Maysan Province has the added challenge of transferring the entire base, equipment and crucial infrastructure.

  • Sustainment Soldiers travel to JBB to renovate buildings for future occupancy by replacement units

    Mar 26, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers of the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) came from various locations in Iraq to work on a renovation project that began March 15 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Soldiers remember lost comrade

    Mar 26, 2010

    They gathered in the Contingency Operating Station Kalsu chapel with heavy hearts and somber silence. The tiny chapel was filled to capacity, but the overwhelming stillness that filled the small building signaled the somberness of the event.

  • 1-10 FA Regt. Artillerymen say farewell

    Mar 26, 2010

    Members of the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, filed into the auditorium at Contingency Operating Station Delta, Iraq, March 12, 2010, for a memorial ceremony.

  • US Ambassador to Iraq visits Karbala Province

    Mar 26, 2010

    U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill discussed the state of Karbala Province with Brig. Gen. Ricky Gibbs, 1st Infantry Division and United States Division-South deputy commanding general for maneuver, Soldiers of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, and members of the Karbala Provincial Reconstruction Team, at Patrol Base Husaniyah, Mar. 6, 2010.

  • Four-star general visits JBB, talks drawdown, reflects on women's history

    Mar 26, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general of the Army Materiel Command and a Fort Belvoir, Va., resident, made a March 20 visit to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, to discuss the upcoming responsible drawdown of personnel and equipment in Iraq.

  • Watching history unfold: national elections in Iraq

    Mar 26, 2010

    The night before the Iraqi national elections, Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were still going through their system checks. While they would not be in charge of security for the polling sites in the Najaf, Babil, Wasit, Diwaniyah and Karbala provinces, they were determined to be ready if a call for help came.

  • 3rd BSTB welcomes new level-one fighters

    Mar 26, 2010

    Soldiers of the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division graduate from a one-week, level one combatives course at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu in southern Iraq.

  • STB-K logistics officer wins National Image Award

    Mar 26, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - An Army logistics officer who has built cultural bridges during his three tours in Korea was recently selected as the 2010 winner of the National Image, Inc., Meritorious Service Award.

  • Release of FM 5-0, The Operations Process

    Mar 25, 2010

    What is it' Field Manual (FM) 5-0, The Operations Process, is the ArmyAca,!a,,cs keystone doctrine on the exercise of command and control in full spectrum operations. No longer devoted exclusively to planning and orders production, FM 5-0 provides doctrine on how commanders and staff conduct all the activities of the operations processAca,!"planning, preparing, executing and assessing. This manual focuses on how commanders drive the operations process using battle command. Additionally, FM 5-0 provides a methodology to assist commanders, staffs, and others in understanding complex, ill-structured problems and ways to develop approaches to solve or manage those problems. Collectively this approach is referred to as design. As such, FM 5-0 provides a guide for cultivating adaptive and creative leadership and approaches to solving problems in ever-changing operational environments.

  • Four from Carson become U.S. citizens

    Mar 25, 2010

  • A day in the life

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "I did it. I faced my fears," said Christy Benitez after scaling the 45-foot Eagle Tower during Jane Wayne Day with 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment, Saturday.

  • More than 200 gather for women's luncheon

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The theme for the 2010 Women's History Month Luncheon was "Writing Women Back into History." The annual celebration - held March 18 and attended by more than 200 Soldiers and civilians - showcased the accomplishments of women whose efforts are often omitted from history books.

  • Want a day just for you' Carpe diem.

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Are liverwurst sandwiches your favorite food' Is competitive cloud gazing your thing' Do you represent a group of duck herding enthusiasts' If so, today is your day.

  • Cherry Blossom Festival

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - You are invited to "the Pinkest Party on Earth." It's going on this weekend in Macon, Ga., - the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World - where more than 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees bloom every March.

  • Army emphasizes alcohol-awareness program

    Mar 25, 2010

    The Fort Benning Army Substance Abuse Program will kickoff Alcohol Awareness Month with two informational workshops Thursday.

  • Medal of Honor winner

    Mar 25, 2010

    Staff Sgt. George Keathley awarded Medal of Honor for service in World War II

  • Fort Benning Open Softball Tourney: Six teams battle for title

    Mar 25, 2010

    Six teams from Columbus, Fort Benning and McDonough, Ga., faced off in the Fort Benning Open Softball Tournament Friday and Saturday at Gowdy Field. The two post teams, Team Benning and Benning II, competed in the round-robin, single-elimination tournament. Team Benning missed its shot at winning the tournament, losing to Team T & W, of Columbus, 19-7 in the quarterfinals. Benning II held on a little longer after winning 21-6 over the Bulldawgs to advance to the semifinals before being eliminated from championship contention with a 29-4 loss to team Midwest, of McDonough. In the semifinals, Midwest erupted for 16 runs in the top of the first inning with RBIs from Chris Jones, Carlton Griffin, Doug Horton and Jay Field, and a three-up, three-down inning from Midwest pitcher Mark Knight. Midwest tacked on three runs in the top of the second half, while Benning II was held to one run in the second inning.

  • Army signs covenant with native Hawaiians

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii - Leaders from across Hawaii, representing various Native Hawaiian organizations, community groups, political and civil interests, joined Army leaders, here, March 24, to formally sign a Native Hawaiian Covenant.

  • Son welcomes stepfather to active duty

    Mar 25, 2010

    The situation was out of the ordinary when SGT Gary Turmelle placed the blue Infantry cord on PFC Daniel Enos during the Turning Blue ceremony March 18. While on leave from his third deployment to Iraq, the 24-year-old Turmelle did the honors of welcoming Enos, his 41-year-old stepfather, to the Infantry brotherhood.

  • Cameron University Department of Military Science named for Medal of Honor winner

    Mar 25, 2010

    Lawton, Okla.--"It is fitting that Cameron's nationally ranked Department of Military Science be named in honor of this heroic individual who exemplified the highest ideals of military service through his actions," says Cameron University President Cindy Ross. "Sergeant Keathley's legacy will provide motivation for current and future students as they serve our country."

  • DoD revises 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' for fairer handling of law

    Mar 25, 2010

    Pending a Congressional decision on the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, the Secretary of Defense implemented changes to current regulations Thursday to ensure a "fairer and more appropriate" enforcement of the law.

  • Cyclist earns spot on Puerto Rico national team

    Mar 25, 2010

    In his second year of cycling, 22-year-old Jose Solis Jr., son of LTC Jose and Magaly Solis, earned a spot on the Puerto Rico National Cycling Team. "When I heard I made the team, I couldn't believe it," Solis Jr. said. "It's not every day you can say you're on a national team." Solis Jr. found out he made the team after competing in a 90-mile race March 14 in Puerto Rico. Although he said he didn't do well in the race, Puerto Rico National Racing coach Diego Ramirez took notice of him. "The coach was following a group behind us and I guess he saw me race for a few laps and he liked what he saw," Solis Jr. said. He never expected to make a national team so early in his cycling career, he said, but is ecstatic about the accomplishment. After competing with his family in the Fort Benning Reverse Sprint Triathlon in the summer of 2008, Solis Jr. became hooked on cycling and has been doing it ever since. He trains and competes with his dad and typically trains four days a week while competing in races in Georgia and Florida on the weekends. Solis Jr. averages riding 200 to 300 miles per week and in April, will compete with the national team in Puerto Rico. As a member of the team, he could have a shot at cycling in the Central American Games in July, where 31 Latin American and Caribbean countries compete. Right now, he's an alternate for the games, but Ramirez is going to evaluate Solis Jr.'s skills based on the races in April.

  • Managers must watch for signs of hostility and harassment

    Mar 25, 2010

    Fort Sill, Okla.--We receive many calls regarding hostile work environment by employees and managers.

  • The Internationals down Jungle Cats 4-2

    Mar 25, 2010

    The Internationals defeated the Jungle Cats Team One 4-2 in the opening round of the Preseason Commander's Cup Soccer Tournament Tuesday at Doughboy Stadium to advance in the winners' bracket of the double-elimination tournament. Both teams missed early scoring opportunities until Jungle Cat Alla Jabu Amaz of the 11th Engineer Battalion scored the first goal 10 minutes into the first half. The Internationals' Jeffrey Lopez, of Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, tied the score. And with three minutes remaining in the first half, Jose Guandique broke the stalemate to give the Internationals the lead 2-1 at the half.

  • Airborne School graduates first class of T-11 jumpers

    Mar 25, 2010

    U.S. Army Airborne School students jumped with the T-11 parachute for the first time March 16. Three hundred sixty-one students in C Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment exited the aircraft at Fort Benning.

  • An Lac orphans return to Fort Benning for reunion

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Thirty-five years ago the tricommunity came together to help 219 orphans of the Vietnam War. On Saturday, nearly 60 of these orphans will return to Fort Benning to revisit their first steps on American soil and to meet Betty Tisdale, the woman who helped coordinate their airlift from Vietnam in the days prior to the fall of Saigon.

  • Post takes step forward with new fitness coordinator

    Mar 25, 2010

    Fort Sill, Okla.--As the icy grip of winter melts away, people are getting out walking, running and doing other forms of physical activity; to aid in this shift Fort Sill now has an installation fitness coordinator Claudia Mejia. No stranger to physical activity on post, Mejia used to manage Goldner Fitness Center where she also taught fitness classes and served as a personal trainer. Although she continues her involvement in the latter two on a limited basis, her new duties keep her plenty busy. Richard Simmons has nothing on this dynamo who puts fitness into practice on a daily basis. With the post gearing up for another installment of the commanding general's fitness challenge on April 28, Mejia is passionate about increasing the amount of physical activity, now, for all who work, live and play on post.

  • OCS Hall of Fame induction today

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Six former and current Fort Benning Soldiers are among 38 Officer Candidate School graduates to be inducted today into the Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame.

  • Team announced for Rigger Rodeo competition

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - E Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment announced the four parachute riggers who will represent Fort Benning at the annual Rigger Rodeo competition at Fort Bragg, N.C., this fall. Team leader SGT Johnny Delgado, PFC Ismael Navarro, PFC Brandon Curtis and PFC Terrence Smith, all of Pack Platoon, beat out three other rigger teams during a three-phase competition here March 5-12. The individual overall winner and Distinguished Rigger of the Year is SGT Jonathan Lopez, whose team finished a close second to Delgado's.

  • Army to stem overuse of prescription drugs, Congress told

    Mar 25, 2010

    Overuse of prescription painkillers by Soldiers -- as reported recently in the civilian press -- may be the result of seemingly unrelenting deployments to both Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Wainwright Soldiers finding fitness for body, mind, soul

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Resiliency has become a catch-phrase used often in the combat-hardened world where many Soldiers and family members live, racking up multiple deployments during the past nine years. What one unit is doing to increase resiliency in its ranks.

  • Patterson Award winner honored at OCS Hall of Fame dinner

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - 2LT Kyle Soler was named 2009's most distinguished Infantry graduate Thursday during the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame and Patterson Award dinner at the Benning Conference Center.

  • Corps' Sacramento District breaks ground on DLI instruction building

    Mar 25, 2010

    Officials from the Presidio of Monterey, the Defense Language Institute, the Corps of Engineers and local communities broke ground on a $14 Million General Instruction Building for DLI. The building will enhance learning for students at DLI, which is the Department of Defense's premier language-learning institute.

  • Eggsperience Wonderland kicks off spring

    Mar 25, 2010

  • Easter Egg Hunt grows into an Eggstravaganza

    Mar 25, 2010

    Fort Sill, Okla.--The Fort Sill annual Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza is April 3 beginning at 11:05 a.m. on Polo Field here. The egg hunt, hosted by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, is open to all children up to age 11. The hunt grounds will open at 10:30 a.m. to allow the first group of egg hunters to position themselves for the hunt.

  • Operation Unified Response

    Mar 25, 2010

    Within 48 hours of the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, were on the ground in the capital, Port-au-Prince. As scenes of the devastation began circling the globe, these paratroopers were in the dust of crumbling buildings and heat of a blazing tropical sun, distributing food, water, medical care, and more importantly, a true desire to provide humanitarian aid and support to the people.

  • Soldiers, civilian employees lose their hair to help kids with cancer

    Mar 25, 2010

    Fort Wainwright Soldiers and members of the Firefighters Association got into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day by shaving their heads to increase awareness of childhood cancer and to raise funds for research.

  • Band takes music to the kids

    Mar 25, 2010

    9th Army Band takes music to the schools

  • Addiction - Maybe it's time we talk

    Mar 25, 2010

    Military brats have it rough. They move every few years and take on adult responsibilities when a parent deploys. Added pressure at home can make doing schoolwork hard, which just adds more tension. Teens are especially susceptible to the extra stress, and can often seek unhealthy outlets, like alcohol or drugs.

  • Battalion cases colors, prepares to deploy

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Soldiers of the 86th Signal Battalion held a casing ceremony at Brown Parade Field, March 25. The historic ceremony marks the battalion's first deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. For the past 90 days, the Soldiers have been going through intense training and preparation, said Lt. Col. Paul Craft, commander of the 86th Sig Bn.

  • NSPS conversion ahead of schedule for IMCOM employees

    Mar 25, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Starting this spring, about 220,000 Department of Defense employees currently under the National Security Personnel System will begin returning to General Schedule status - nearly a year ahead of schedule.

  • Operation Clean Sweep

    Mar 25, 2010

    Most of us dread spring cleaning. Opening closets and trunks full of the items we thought we needed. Moving furniture to discover crumbs, change and pet toys. Deciding what should be thrown out and what should be donated. It's a messy job. But, in the end, we are left with a strong sense of satisfaction. These same feelings held true for multiple Army units who participated in their own spring cleaning efforts over the past year.

  • Sisterhood across the services

    Mar 25, 2010

    Having a parent in the military can be difficult; older siblings may take on duties such as caring for younger siblings, or running errands. Often, teenagers find themselves overwhelmed with additional responsibilities at home. It can be a very difficult lifestyle, and having friends who understand what you are going through is important.

  • Meet the Natives USA

    Mar 25, 2010

    A military family with two Army parents, and a group of five Pacific islanders who hate weapons and war, spent a week together at Fort Stewart, Ga., and became fast friends and extended family in the process.

  • Different troops, same leadership

    Mar 25, 2010

    The sergeant stood head and shoulders over the unit in front of him; they were not what he was used to seeing. The more than 15 members of the squad had formed up in different-colored uniforms. Some had hats on, some not. They stood in a variety of postures - with few that could actually have been considered erect - but nothing close to the position of attention.

  • Gimlets take PT to the next level

    Mar 25, 2010

    . . . gone are the days of old-fashioned Army physical training

  • Inside the ring

    Mar 25, 2010

    The fighter stood in the corner of the ring, looking at her opponent on the other side. "Stay focused," she told herself. "This is serious. This is what you want. This is what you've been fighting for."

  • Soldiers graduate Warrior Leader Course

    Mar 25, 2010

    Fort Drum community members gathered March 10 to honor graduates of the Warrior Leader Course, which teaches troops the skills required to lead, train, fight and accomplish the mission as noncommissioned officers.

  • Gen. Wainwright survived Bataan Death March

    Mar 25, 2010

    Gen. Jonathan Wainwright survived the Bataan Death March.

  • Infantryman earns Soldier of the Year title

    Mar 25, 2010

    The journey can be long and difficult; long nights spent studying and memorizing materials, brushing up on old skills that have gone unused and pushing your body to its physical limit. Finally, you stand in front of several people with more rank than you; answering their questions with assurance, all for the honor of a title: Soldier of the Year. This year, the title went to Spc. Michael Malloy, an infantry team leader with Company B, 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team.

  • 2-87 Infantry participates in 'historic' winter training

    Mar 25, 2010

    More than 500 Soldiers in 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, participated in their annual winter training at Dry Hill, March 9 and 10. During the training, Soldiers went through five stations that revolved around winter survival and the history of the unit.

  • Fort Drum official leads translators to Haiti

    Mar 25, 2010

    The director of the American Red Cross on Fort Drum answered a unique call to duty in January after he was asked to help spearhead an emergency trip of 69 translator volunteers to the earthquake-ravaged nation of Haiti. "It's very few times in your career that you get the opportunity to actually go somewhere and realize that you were instrumental in saving people's lives," said Mark Hooper, Fort Drum's American Red Cross station manager, whose helicopter landed on the U.S.N.S. Comfort hospital ship off the coast of Haiti one week after the Jan. 12 quake.

  • Muleskinner wins Fort Drum NCO of the Year competition

    Mar 25, 2010

    Noncommissioned officers from across Fort Drum participated in the 10th Mountain Division (LI) NCO of the Year competition, which concluded March 5. Sgt. Eric Steinman, a military policeman with 511th Military Police Company, 91st MP Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, was named Division NCO of the Year.

  • April 2010, Vol 65, Issue 4

    Mar 25, 2010

    Soldiers provide assistance to Haitians following a devastating earthquake.

  • 3rd Brigade leaders, Soldiers share lessons learned in Afghanistan

    Mar 25, 2010

    An important step in resetting 3rd Brigade Combat Team after its return from Afghanistan consists of taking lessons learned during training and deployment and using them to influence the next BCT rotation. Key brigade leaders and Soldiers had an opportunity March 16-19 to not only share lessons learned with their incoming counterparts but to impart their wisdom on more than 20 Center of Excellence and Department of Defense agencies during a consolidated forum on post.

  • Aviation Soldiers train for next deployment with newest aircraft

    Mar 25, 2010

    When 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers need support on the battlefield, the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade sends its newest heavy lifter to supply them. After returning from a yearlong deployment to Iraq in October, Soldiers of 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion recently received the Army's newest version of the CH-47 Chinook helicopter as they again prepare to deploy overseas at the end of the year. As they prepare to deploy, there will be an increase of training flights to familiarize Soldiers on their new aircraft.

  • Army Chef Appears on Fox Network

    Mar 25, 2010

    Armed Forces Chef of the Year, Staff Sgt. Joshua Spiess (left), appears on the "Fox and Friends" television show March 17. The show's hosts, Brian Kilmeade, Juliet Huddy and Steve Doocy, sampled culinarian offerings.

  • April is Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Fort Sam Houston Family Advocacy Program has planned a variety of activities in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

  • Quartermaster company makes history

    Mar 25, 2010

    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan - A Fort Lee unit has made history as the first petroleum pipeline terminal operating company serving in Operation Enduring Freedom to transform into a gun truck company.

  • Technicians deliver improved gear in record time

    Mar 25, 2010

    For Army pilots, telling the difference between people and the environment is vital to saving lives and accomplishing the mission. A high-tech device will soon give enhanced capabilities to differentiate the temperatures of different objects, such as the ground or water, and to show heat signatures.

  • Fort Lee quartermaster company aims to improve convoy skills

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT PICKETT, Va. (March 18) -- The 109th Quartermaster Company's Spc. Eric Traslavina now knows what to look for. After participating in two iterations of the 7.2 mile convoy lane training held at Fort Pickett, he understands what it takes to successfully navigate the course. "I've learned how to scan my lanes," said the Soldier. "I learned how to be more aware."

  • U.S. Army Band

    Mar 25, 2010

    Members of the Brass Quintet from United States Army Band Pershing's Own," pose with Governor Chester J. Culver, governor of Iowa, March 23, 2010 at his office.

  • SMA Preston addresses MDW Soldiers

    Mar 25, 2010

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston came to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Spates Community Club March 12, to speak to members of the Military District of Washington Sgt. Audie Murphy Club. The club, named after one of the Army's most decorated World War II Soldiers, provides exemplary NCOs around the region an opportunity to serve the community around them.

  • Fort Rucker officials break ground for new sports bar during ceremony

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Officials broke ground March 22 on the construction site for the post's newest sports bar, Mother Rucker's.

  • Saying good-bye after 40 years of service

    Mar 25, 2010

  • Commander discusses brigade's role in Haiti

    Mar 25, 2010

    Hundreds of Soldiers continue to provide humanitarian aid to earthquake survivors in Haiti, even as they prepare to return home.

  • Fort McCoy School Age Services after-school program receives re-accreditation

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Fort McCoy Child, Youth & School (CYS) Services School Age Services (SAS) program has received re-accreditation for its after-school program. Members of the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) conducted an on-site inspection visit in late 2009, said Cori Yahnke, acting SAS director.

  • Fort McCoy Mobilization Training

    Mar 25, 2010

    Photos of mobilization training at Fort McCoy, Wis.

  • Fort McCoy suicide awareness program addresses faith-centered fitness

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- People who engage in a faith-centered fitness program find themselves better positioned to deal with the many twists and turns life inevitably presents to them, said Kimberly Mathews, the guest speaker at a March 11 Suicide Awareness event at Fort McCoy. Maj. Mike Sharp, the commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort McCoy, said the Suicide Awareness program - based on the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program - addresses different aspects of the issue and is being offered on a quarterly basis.

  • Army Fixing, Testing Increment 1 Technologies

    Mar 25, 2010

    The U.S Army is making rapid progress implementing reliability and performance "fixes" into its set of Increment 1 technologies slated to enter service with Early Brigade Combat Teams by 2011 --- robots, sensors and UAVs networked together to give soldiers at the platoon and company level seamless connectivity and unprecedented combat-zone awareness, service leaders said.

  • Fort McCoy Combined Arms Collective Training Facility contract awarded, work expected to start in Ju

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- A $13.364 million contract to construct a new Combined Arms Collective Training Facility (CACTF) at Fort McCoy has been awarded. Construction is scheduled to begin in June, said Roy Brewer, resident engineer for the Fort McCoy Resident Office of the Army Corps of Engineers. The CACTF is structured as a small city, including more than 25 buildings and related infrastructure, which will train Soldiers on urban tactics.

  • FORSCOM AFAP delegates seek to enhance Army community's quality of life

    Mar 25, 2010

    ATLANTA, Ga. (March 25, 2010)-Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC) official Lynn McCullum kicked-off the 2010 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference, here, Wednesday morning as the keynote speaker during the opening session. McCullum, FMWRC director of family programs, sought to inspire conference delegates to continue doing good work, such as with their promotion of Army Family programs and also in their participation during the week-long conference. "Ordinary people like us...can accomplish awesome and extraordinary things," she said. "That is really what you're here about today-and during the next couple of days-is that you will accomplish extraordinary things."

  • Fort McCoy Home Station Training Lanes enhance training opportunities

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Home Station Training Lanes (HSTL), an updated version of improvised explosive device (IED)-defeat lanes, now are part of the training available on Fort McCoy's South Post. Steve Shanks, chief, Training Division, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS), said the HSTL plan is an initiative of the Army's Joint IED-Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). JIEDDO became operational in 2006 with a mission to provide deploying units with training on rapidly fielded counter-IED (C-IED) equipment and capabilities.

  • Soldier to receive Jefferson Award for public service

    Mar 25, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - For Co. B 229th Military Intelligence Battalion's Sgt. Alicia Allen, winning the local Jefferson Award for her volunteering efforts and her leadership skills became the biggest shock and possibly the greatest honor of her life.

  • National Guard releases CPI guidebook

    Mar 25, 2010

    A guidebook focusing on how Guard units can incorporate the Continuous Process Improvement initiative into organizational activities was recently released by the National Guard Bureau.

  • Reflections of women show character, perseverance

    Mar 25, 2010

    A resourceful mother, a woman with a childhood shadowed in fear and a politician who was shunned for voting her conscience.

  • Installation residents receiving census survey forms

    Mar 25, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Soldiers and family members living on military installations can expect to receive the 2010 U.S Census Survey by April 15.

  • Soldiers honored at Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen Ceremony

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Soldiers of the 328th Human Resource Company and 363rd Quartermaster Battalion were honored during a Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen ceremony March 20.

  • AFAP addresses, resolves community issues

    Mar 25, 2010

    The 2010 Army Family Action Plan Conference got under way February 24-26 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center where members of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden community gathered to sort through issues that ranged from housing to Space-Available Travel to establishing identity theft protection measures.

  • 3/405th AFSB continues humanitarian support to Haiti

    Mar 25, 2010

    The 3rd Battalion, 405th Army Field Support Brigade received another request for a shipment of humanitarian supplies to Haiti from the U.S. Agency for International Development early this month. This shipment was the fifth shipment of humanitarian supplies that the battalion shipped to Haiti.

  • Teens provide fun, physical activities for preschoolers during spring break

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- During spring break, preschoolers swarmed the Middle School and Teen Center racing around the gym, coloring in the craft room and hung out waiting for a treat from the kitchen. Teens from the Torch Club, Sports Club, the Smart Girls and Passport to Manhood clubs planned and implemented activities for the Child Development Center preschoolers March 16 and 18 as a way to accumulate community service hours.

  • Eat Up!: Feed the troops

    Mar 25, 2010

    LabTV: Michelle Richardson and other food scientists at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass., ensure that the vitamins, minerals and calories in each ration meet the required levels in MREs for Soldiers.

  • Sikh Soldiers allowed to serve, retain their articles of faith

    Mar 25, 2010

    For the first time in 23 years, the U.S. Army is allowing a pair of Sikh Soldiers to keep their hair and beard intact and wear a turban.

  • Fort Monmouth: From Signal to CECOM LCMC

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- The Army established Fort Monmouth at the outbreak of World War I, when it recognized that the Signal Corps--with its strength of 55 officers and 1,570 men--was insufficient to furnish communications for the tremendous Army that was needed for the war.

  • Sex Signals and SAPR - straight talk about sexual assault

    Mar 25, 2010

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - It's no laughing matter. Sexual assault is a crime and undermines the mission, and Catharsis Productions has a presentation that incorporates improvisational comedy, education, and audience interaction to provide a provocative look at dating, sex, and the core issue of consent for active duty service members.

  • Local villagers witness first Afghan air assault (part 2 of 4)

    Mar 25, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - The members of the Afghan National Security Forces Air Assault Academy executed their first air assault mission, March 10, in Qual ' Ehye Beland, Afghanistan, outside of Bagram Airfield.

  • 5th Maint. Co. recovers aircraft, gets Bagram airfield operational

    Mar 25, 2010

    Eight Soldiers from 5th Maintenance Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, towed a disabled Airbus 300 aircraft off the Bagram Airfield flight line earlier this month to assist in restoring full flight operations to the airfield.

  • Webb of Iron -- Captain claims 1st place in Iron Aviator competition

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Justin Webb took home the title of the Aviation Captains Career Course's newest Iron Aviator March 19 after completing the multi-sport competition in 1 hour, 44 minutes and 1 second.

  • Postal service puts stamp on WWII Army cartoon

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- As the story goes, famed cartoonist Bill Mauldin, then a sergeant in the Army, raised the ire of Gen. George Patton with is depiction of Army life in World War II. But the higher ranking Gen. Dwight Eisenhower was a fan of Mauldin's cartoons, which often parodied Mauldin's superiors, making him a hero among Soldiers.

  • Puppet show informs, entertains Stewart-Hunter children

    Mar 25, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - New stars on the horizon entertained children at Club Stewart, March 23 and at the Hunter Club, March 24. After about four months of preparation, Sergeant Rocky's Neighborhood Puppet Show and its new stars faced their premier audiences. In puppeteer fashion, Sgt. Rocky, Rachel and Tommy joined Linda Liberty in a show presented by the Mobilization and Deployment office to discuss and share issues dealing with deployments.

  • Play tells 'passionate' story

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- This Easter, the Christian community on Fort Jackson will have the opportunity to witness the Passion of Jesus through the eyes of Simon Peter.

  • Fort Rucker Soldier's selfless actions earn him Army Safety Guardian Award

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- WO1 Michael Jordan was awarded the Safety Guardian Award March 18 for his actions back in mid-August when he pulled a pregnant woman from a burning, overturned vehicle after a traffic accident.

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