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  • Gospel Choir keeps the audience, messages rolling

    Mar 23, 2010

    They may not be ready for Broadway just yet, but the Basra Gospel Choir put on a show for an appreciative crowd that any amateur troop would envy, at the Contingency Operating Base Basra Town Hall, March 19, 2010.

  • DoD authorizes non-chargeable recuperation leave for Iraq and Afghanistan

    Mar 23, 2010

    Some deployed Soldiers will not be charged for rest and recuperation leave under a new Defense Department policy.

  • Soldiers help to restore ancient ziggurat in Iraq

    Mar 23, 2010

    Soldiers from the 16th Engineer Brigade Survey and Design team conducted a site assessment on several buildings at an historic site in Aqar Quf, 20 miles west of Baghdad to assess and verify the electrical needs of renovating two modern structures at the base of an ancient ziggurat there.

  • 6th IA Div., 4-2 SBCT open new operations center

    Mar 23, 2010

    BAGHDAD - After months of planning and construction, the 6th Iraqi Army Division and the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division held a ribbon cutting for the recently completed Joint Operations Center on Forward Operating Base Constitution March 15.

  • Military parents participate in Child Find

    Mar 23, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRSION, Republic of Korea - Military spouses gathered in the Red Cloud Garrison Pear Blossom Cottage March 18 with their children aged from birth to 3 years for a one-on-one briefing from Davidia Stokes, early childhood special educator from Educational and Developmental Intervention Services.

  • Spouses learn new and easier ways to raise military children

    Mar 23, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Military spouses seeking easier ways to raise children gathered in Red Cloud Garrison Pear Blossom Cottage March 16 to hear a briefing given by the Child and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life consultant. The PBC hosts these meetings on the third Tuesday of every month.

  • Red Cloud conducts workforce survey

    Mar 23, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - A survey of Red Cloud Garrison's workforce conducted Jan. 28 through Feb. 10 indicates the command is more successful this year compared to last year's survey in most all areas. The only exception is the workforce still does not have a good understanding of the garrison's Strategic Plan and planning process.

  • Campbell visits Red Cloud PBC

    Mar 23, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Dianne Campbell, spouse of Gen. Charles C. Campbell, the U.S. Army Forces Command commander, came to Red Cloud Garrison Pear Blossom Cottage March 11 to talk to other military spouses and Family Readiness Support Assistance leaders about issues and improvements for military Families.

  • Red Cloud Garrison gets modernized fuel delivery

    Mar 23, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Red Cloud Garrison took delivery of 39,000 gallons of JP8 fuel from a new railhead facility March 16 on Casey Garrison. The new delivery point enables Red Cloud Garrison to take delivery from railway cars specially made for transporting fuel oil and gasoline.

  • Warriors learn how to apply for a federal job

    Oct 14, 2011

    CAMP MOBILE - The Army Career Alumni Program held a class for all service members and Civilians interested in applying for a federal job March 12 in the Camp Mobile ACAP building.

  • Hawaii Soldier Wins MacArthur Leadership Award

    Mar 22, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Mar. 12, 2010) -- Gen. Douglas MacArthur used the words duty, honor, country in his famous farewell speech to the West Point Corps of Cadets on May 12, 1962. Those three words accurately describe the principles of one 8th Theater Sustainment Command Soldier, Capt. Bryan Williams, Aide-de-Camp to the commanding general, 8th TSC, who was one of 28 active and reserve component company-grade officers announced last week as winners of the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award.

  • TOG Soldiers earn EIB

    Mar 22, 2010

    Of 266 EIB candidates, 22 Soldiers obtained the badge on March 21. The EIB recognizes outstanding infantry Soldiers who demonstrate a high degree of professional skill, expertise and excellence.

  • 445th TC and 659th Maint participates in Smack down

    Mar 22, 2010

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Spc. Travis W. Gatewood of the 445th Transportation Company, 260th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and a native of Dows, Iowa, attempts to escape a head lock from Sgt. Jesus Moreno of the 659th Maintenance Company, 260th CSSB and from Fort Bragg, N.C. The 445th TC and 659th Maint participated on their first joint combatives training where Soldiers honed their skills as they competed against each other. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nayara Torres)

  • Patch Ceremony Gives Soldiers Bi-Coastal Representation

    Mar 22, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers of the 716th Quartermaster Company, 80th Ordnance Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command Expeditionary, celebrated a milestone with a combat patch ceremony marking 90 days in theatre here Feb. 27.

  • Lt. Gen. Mixon Leads U.S. Delegation to India for Exercise Coordination

    Mar 22, 2010

    CHANDIGAHR, India -- Indian Army officials and U.S. Army leaders from U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC), the Marine Forces Pacific and Special Operations Command Pacific, are meeting this week to coordinate bilateral training events for the next fiscal year. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, USARPAC, leads the 14-member U.S. delegation. The Executive Steering Group meets today and will conclude on March 26. Mixon took time from his schedule to visit a war memorial at the Indian Army Western Command Headquarters in Chandigahr to lay a wreath in honor of the fallen there.

  • 15th Special Troops Battalion lawyer leads from the front

    Mar 22, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Soldiers of 15th Sustainment Brigade out of Ft. Hood, Texas, fired their M-4 and M-16 rifles during a monthly qualification at Sykes Range here Feb. 26 to zero and qualify their weapons.

  • Quartermaster Company recognizes Soldiers

    Mar 22, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 80th Ordnance Battalion honored nearly 100 Soldiers of the 910th Quartermaster Company during their end of tour awards ceremony Feb. 22 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Gen. Dempsey in New York for St. Patrick's Day

    Mar 22, 2010

  • 4TROOPS' concert debut draws standing ovation aboard USS Intrepid

    Mar 22, 2010

    Four former Soldiers from the Army Entertainment Division drew a standing ovation aboard the USS Intrepid during their inaugural concert taped March 15 for a television show that will air in June on PBS.

  • Employees pay conversion dates set

    Mar 22, 2010

    All 396 employees currently under the National Security Personnel System, or NSPS, at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command will be converted back to the General Schedule pay system effective May 23.

  • Setting the Theater in Afghanistan

    Mar 22, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Third Army's ARCENT Coordination and Support Element - Afghanistan (ACSE-A) is a team of teams with experienced leaders and Soldiers whose mission is to set the U.S. Central Command theater for future operations by expanding the sustainment base, increasing industrial capacity, and integrating and synchronizing sustainment, distribution, communications and civil engineering functions. Setting the Afghanistan Theater is Third Army's top priority.

  • Shinseki announces new VA center in New Orleans

    Mar 22, 2010

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced the award of a $3.3 million contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs for pre-construction services for VA's new medical center in New Orleans.

  • Databases help move equipment out of Iraq

    Mar 22, 2010

    Units preparing to redeploy to their home stations at the end of a Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment and the managers charged with the responsible drawdown of forces and equipment have one thing in common: a lot of paperwork before people and equipment can move.

  • Guantanamo servicemembers use resources to connect with families

    Mar 22, 2010

    The photos say it all --smiling faces of family and friends, and favorite places prominently displayed on desks and on walls. They're reminders of other places and other people -- all miles away from here. Joint Task Force servicemembers and Naval Station Guantanamo Bay personnel come to the island from duty stations across the world, and often leave their families and loved ones behind -- sometimes on bases that are unfamiliar to them. Lee Adelman, an education services facilitator at the Fleet and Family Support Center, or FFSC, here explained how difficult that can be.

  • Road caution urged during 'General Jim' construction

    Mar 22, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" Fort Ord Reuse Authority officials urge drivers using General Jim Moore Boulevard to comply with temporarily reduced speed limits and other traffic-control measures that are in effect while extensive improvements to the thoroughfare are under construction.

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  • ECBC, RDECOM employees connect with Warfighters

    Mar 22, 2010

    Two Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center employees led an inspired collection effort called Treats for Troops that resulted in 68 comfort packages being mailed March 22 to individual Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army's Face to the World

    Mar 22, 2010

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command implements approved U.S. Army security assistance programs, including Foreign Military Sales of defense articles and services to eligible foreign governments.

  • New York Army National Guard Artillery Medics Practice for Mass Casualties

    Mar 22, 2010

    As the New York Army National Guard battalion's firing batteries conducted training and gunnery exercises on the M119A2 howitzer, the unit's medical section ran a simulation of an enemy artillery round impacting in the headquarters battery's operating area.

  • USAPHC (Prov) helps those helping in Haiti

    Mar 22, 2010

    We have all seen photos of the devastation in Haiti caused by the recent earthquake and asked ourselves how we could help. Well, Frank Carcirieri, an environmental scientist and USAPHC (Prov) liaison to U.S. Southern Command, immediately reached out to offer help to those working in the aftermath of the disaster.

  • EPA award presented to USAPHC (Prov) scientists

    Mar 22, 2010

    U.S. Army Public Health Command (Provisional) health physicists David Alberth and Gerald Falo received the EPA's Bronze Medal for commendable service. The award was presented on March 1 at the EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., by Elizabeth Craig, EPA deputy assistant administrator for air and radiation.

  • EPA award presented to USAPHC (Prov) scientists

    Mar 22, 2010

    U.S. Army Public Health Command (Provisional) health physicists David Alberth and Gerald Falo received the EPA's Bronze Medal for commendable service. The award was presented on March 1 at the EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., by Elizabeth Craig, EPA deputy assistant administrator for air and radiation.

  • Disposal facility worker may have come into contact with mustard agent

    Mar 22, 2010

    An analysis is under way to determine if a Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility worker's skin blister was caused by contact with mustard agent.

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    Mar 22, 2010

  • Stress dogs can be a Soldier's best friend

    Mar 22, 2010

    It can be difficult for some Soldiers to open up after a traumatizing event, or even if they are having problems at home while they are overseas. But the 85th Medical Detachment, 1st Medical Brigade, a combat stress control unit, is learning to work with some very unique ice breakers...

  • Hand-to-Hand Combat in Leopard World

    Mar 22, 2010

    During the III Corps combatives tournament last summer, Chief Warrant Officer Dennis Jones began brainstorming ways to start a similar competition at his unit. "The goal was to develop a battalion-level competition that would produce the widest margin of fighters to increase the odds of success for the 4th Sustainment Brigade in future post-wide tournaments," said Jones, the battalion maintenance officer for the 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.

  • Army, Apple meet to discuss hand-held solutions for Soldiers

    Mar 22, 2010

    Leaders from the Army's technology command visited Apple, Inc. to discuss the use of Apple products in Army business and battlefield operations.

  • Patient air shuttles get wounded Polk Soldiers to needed care

    Mar 22, 2010

    Patient air shuttle flights are operated by the National Guard and began in September 2007 as a way to get wounded Fort Polk Soldiers to BAMC faster while maximizing their comfort. They have ferried more than 1,456 Soldiers since the program's inception.

  • Tricare meets health care bill's standards, Gates says

    Mar 22, 2010

    The Tricare military health plan meets the standards set by the health care reform bill the House of Representatives passed last night.

  • ASC portal beckons visitors during AUSA winter symposium

    Mar 22, 2010

  • Benelux named Army's Best

    Mar 22, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - The Department of the Army awarded USAG Benelux and American Forces Network Benelux top honors in the 2009 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition.

  • 410th Contracting Support Brigade continues support in Haiti

    Mar 22, 2010

    The 410th Contracting Support Brigade, with the support of the Expeditionary Contracting Command, continues to provide contingency contracting support to the Combined Joint Task Force in Haiti. "Humanitarian efforts and helping those in need should always be a global priority," said Maj. Carl Oelschig, a member of the 410th CSB forward element in Haiti. "I will never forget the devastation I saw when I arrived. Nothing on television can prepare you mentally for what you experience firsthand."

  • IMCOMAca,!E+commander meets garrison employees

    Mar 22, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- The commander of Installation Management Command spoke to Fort Leavenworth Garrison Soldiers and civilian employees about the current situation in IMCOM and his vision for the future March 12 at the Post Theater.

  • Army Emergency Relief: ChiAfA..vres kicks off annual campaign

    Mar 22, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - ChiAfA..vres Garrison kicked off the 2010 Army Emergency Relief Campaign March 17 with an official ceremony at the Post Exchange.

  • Nothin' but net: MWR schools EUCOM in basketball champs

    Mar 22, 2010

    The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart unit-level basketball championship started out neck-and-neck. But it wasn't long before the undefeated team, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, showed why they haven't lost a game yet, crushing U.S. European Command J6 53-36 in the final game March 4 inside the Patch gym.

  • Braving the Arctic Circle: SOF personnel adapt to bitter cold in Norway exercise

    Mar 22, 2010

    More than 100 U.S. active duty and reserve special operations forces personnel, along with military members from around the world, convened in northern Norway from Feb. 17 to March 4 to participate in Cold Response 2010.

  • PHS students make All-Europe Honor Band, Choir

    Mar 22, 2010

    Only the best student musicians and vocalists in Europe make up the All-Europe Honor Band and Choir, and this year, more than 10 percent of them come from U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart's Patch High School.

  • Stuttgart Girl Scouts celebrate Thinking Day

    Mar 22, 2010

    It took Phileas Fogg 80 days to circumnavigate the world. Stuttgart Girl Scouts did it in a couple of hours.

  • Officials devise ways to combat energy costs

    Mar 22, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- Rising energy costs and a declining fiscal budget have caused U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart leaders to take a closer look at the community's energy usage.

  • USAG Stuttgart artists win top Army-level honors

    Mar 22, 2010

    Four Stuttgart military community members took top honors in the Army-level 2009 Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Arts and Crafts Contest.

  • More than 120 take Bataan Memorial March challenge in Kosovo

    Mar 22, 2010

    More than 120 people, including many KFOR Soldiers from Multi-National Battle Group-East, challenged themselves March 21 in the inaugural Bataan Memorial March here. The march took the participants up and over the hills of Camp Bondsteel and along trails surrounding the base.

  • I. A.M.STRONG Tour dazzles Schweinfurt

    Mar 22, 2010

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Leigh Jones and other enteratiners from the I. A.M. STRONG tour performed March 18 at U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt. The event was packed with nearly 300 people while many Soldiers traveled far distances to attend the concert and the meet-and-greet earlier that day.

  • Soldiers, teachers give school supplies to local children

    Mar 22, 2010

    Soldiers from 422nd Civil Affair Battalion and the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment provided new school supplies to Iraqi Children at a school in Khandari, a rural area northwest of Baghdad.

  • 2nd Bn., 12th Inf. Regt. making large strides in Kunar

    Mar 22, 2010

    It was quiet for about a week after the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Lethal, of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, took over responsibility for the Pech River valley in Afghanistan's Kunar province in June 2009.

  • The Paratrooper spirit passes through three generations of Soldiers

    Mar 22, 2010

    The Army celebrates its history and traditions and many families help carry on that tradition. The Hookers are one such family. R.D. Hooker Sr., graduated from parachute jump school in 1956, served three tours in Vietnam and retired in 1986 as a full colonel. U.S. Army Col. R.D. Hooker Jr., a Paratrooper since 1976, leads the communications action group at Combined Joint Task Force - 82, at Bagram Airfield. U.S. Army Pvt. Chris Hooker graduated jump school in 2009 and is currently serving at a combat outpost in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Employment program offers opportunities

    Apr 7, 2014

    Keyla Kelly was a Soldier in the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division when an accident left her unable to continue her service in uniform and uncertain what the future would bring.

  • Guard helps with flood control in North Dakota

    Sep 28, 2011

    Some 700 National Guard troops have been helping to prevent flooding in multiple counties in southeast North Dakota, including the largest city, Fargo.

  • Flood Quick Reaction Force Saves House Near Kindred, N.D.

    Mar 21, 2010

    One of the North Dakota National Guard's quick reaction force (QRF) teams responded to a call near Kindred today, where floodwaters threatened a home.

  • Enhance COIN Operations

    Mar 21, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> An application of the Commander, International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), Gen. Stanley McChrystal's, Counter Insurgency (COIN) fundamentals was demonstrated recently during the Republic of Georgia Army's 31st Light Infantry Battalion (LIB), battalion-level, mission rehearsal exercise (MRE) at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • Bataan Memorial Death March breaks record

    Mar 21, 2010

    A record-breaking 5,700 marchers participated in the 21st annual Bataan Memorial Death March, March 21, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to commemorate the sacrifices of those who battled on Bataan during World War II.

  • 'Iron Hammer' Soldiers gain insight on career progression

    Mar 20, 2010

    The 121st Brigade Support Battalion, "Iron Hammers," held a seminar for its Soldiers with career advancement in mind, Feb. 27, 2010, at Memorial Hall on Contingency Operating Base Adder.

  • Iraqi-owned bank opens on U.S. base

    Mar 20, 2010

    The Iraqi-Based Industrial Zone at Contingency Operating Base Adder has long been a place where aspiring business-minded Iraqis work with U.S. forces and support the local economy by providing jobs.

  • Guard Quick Response Force Helps in Lidgerwood

    Mar 20, 2010

    Nine National Guardsmen were called out as a part of a quick reaction force to assist in expanding the dike in Lidgerwood Thursday. The Soldiers, who serve with the 188th Engineer Company in Wahpeton, N.D., reacted to an early morning increase in overland flooding that threatened the southern part of town.

  • Guardsmen Brave Elements During 12-Hour Dike Patrol Shifts

    Mar 20, 2010

    North Dakota National Guardsmen throughout potential flood areas are braving the cold weather to walk along the dikes in 12-hour shifts, on guard against potential breaches in them, as a part the ongoing flood prevention mission.

  • Guardsmen Using New Tools in This Year's Flood Fight

    Mar 20, 2010

    The first week of the 2010 flood fight has come with numerous familiar tools and tasks for the North Dakota National Guard. After spending nearly 100 days on flood duty in 2009, one might expect few new experiences less than a year later. To the contrary, the first five days of flood operations brought three new tools or methods in holding back the rising floodwaters.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers ready tools for mobilization

    Mar 20, 2010

    Nearly 200 Army Reserve Soldiers from across the country gathered at the U.S. Army Reserve Center here March 11 in preparation for a year-long deployment to Iraq. The Soldiers, coming from 16 states, traveled to Fort Hood, Texas, March 12 to begin several weeks of training before deploying.

  • 'Sons of Anarchy' actors visit Taji, JBB

    Mar 20, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Cast members from the television series "Sons of Anarchy" visited service members March 14 to March 16 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, and Contingency Operating Base Taji, Iraq.

  • Provider chaplains hold prayer luncheon

    Mar 20, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Chaplains with the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held the command's first prayer luncheon in the Audie Murphy Room at the Oasis Dining Facility, March 17 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • White House, Dept. of VA host fatherhood forum near Fort Bragg

    Mar 19, 2010

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - 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.

  • Family advocacy manager named social worker of year

    Mar 19, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -Whoever said nice guys always finish last has never met Cole Weeks.

  • Cadre teach Presidio airmen to Aca,!EoehardenAca,!a,,c themselves against sexual assault

    Mar 19, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" Some Presidio of Monterey female service members fought back and learned the basics of avoiding sexual assault through the new Target Hardening Self Defense course here recently.

  • Fort Shafter Library rededication features Army family hula

    Mar 19, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The Fort Shafter Library staff celebrated the completion of a three-month renovation project in a festive setting, here, March 10.

  • Honolulu Festival celebrates Pacific Rim cultural traditions

    Mar 19, 2010

    HONOLULU - With a world of possibilities at their fingertips, origami instructor Deb Pun Discoe and willing youngsters joined together at a cultural art booth inside the Hawaii Convention Center, March 12-14, working carefully but quickly to transform colorful pieces of paper into sculptures of animals and geometric shapes.

  • AFAP delegates balance initiatives with resources

    Mar 19, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army Family Action Plan conference delegates were encouraged to find new ways to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and family members, while being cautioned to temper expectations regarding program funding, as garrisons deal with shrinking budgets.

  • Firehouse Rocks With The Zooks

    Mar 19, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There's a four-man band playing these days at Firehouse Pub that has its roots in the Pacific's Kwajalein Island. Spend a few minutes with The Zooks, and it is evident their free-style, fun-loving, laid-back ways are very much reminiscent of rock bands with an island twist.

  • Army Musician Debut Music Of Soldiers

    Mar 19, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Chief Warrant Officer 4 Peter Gillies will have a little help when he makes his public directing debut in front of a Huntsville/North Alabama audience this Sunday. And that help will come from the Army Materiel Command Band itself. The band and its current band master - Chief Warrant Officer 4 Frederick Ellwein - will bring a mix of patriotic, pop and concert music to the Columbia High auditorium.

  • Community Leaders Focus On Needs Of Military Children

    Mar 19, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- They didn't choose the military. But the military and all of the Tennessee Valley community has chosen to be there for them. Nearly 2 million children across the world are connected to the U.S. military, according to the Military Child Education Coalition, half of whom have experienced a parent deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. That's nearly 1 million children dealing with tough issues, such as a sick or injured parent, separation, cycles of deployment, post-traumatic stress disorder, and even death.

  • 99th RSC honors the 'Guardian President'

    Mar 19, 2010

  • Increasing sexual assault awareness

    Mar 19, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and U.S. Army-Hawaii Garrison's Family Advocacy Program is raising awareness and seeking to prevent sexual violence through the use of special events and public education, here.

  • Military's only accredited high school graduates first class

    Mar 19, 2010

    The military's first ever accredited high school, the Patriot Academy, graduated its first class Thursday at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center near Butlerville, Ind.

  • New York Army National Guard Aviator Ends Career That Spanned 43 Years and Two Wars

    Mar 19, 2010

    When Chief Warrant Officer Herb Dargue joined the U.S. Army as a pilot the Beatle's "Penny Lane" topped the charts, the UH-1C "Huey" was the hottest helicopter flying, and William Shatner was Captain Kirk on prime time TV. Forty-three years and 21,000 flying hours later, Dargue will make his last flight as a military aviator on March 26. He's capping a career which included a year in Vietnam, another year in Iraq, and service in the Active Army, Army Reserve and New York Army National Guard. "It's the end of an era for this flight facility and this unit, said Lt. Col. Mark Slusar, the commander of the 3rd Battalion 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, headquartered here. " The lessons and the experience this guy can pass on will be greatly missed."

  • 'Hurt Locker' hits home for EOD Soldiers

    Mar 19, 2010

    Is it Hollywood entertainment or a realistic depiction of war'

  • Presidio's National Prayer Day observance packs the house

    Mar 19, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" The Presidio's guest speaker delivered a message, during the PresidioAca,!a,,cs National Prayer Day observance at the Tin Barn here March 18, that, among other things, explained how a belief in God was integrated into the debate and writing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

  • Teen soccer star has heart of champion

    Mar 19, 2010

    From an early age, Jakob Lopez showed a talent for playing soccer. It almost seemed at times as if the ball was just an extension of Lopez's foot. "He was always kicking a soccer ball," said 1st Sgt. Jorge Lopez Sr., Jakob's dad. "When we were stationed in Germany from 2005-2008, he played on some of the best teams in the Kaiserslautern area. He even played on the U.S. Olympic development team against some of the best players from other countries." Jakob's skill with a soccer ball was such that a local German club team named him captain. While his soccer skills were uncommon, there was also something else special about Jakob - he had a leaky heart valve.

  • Proposed Field of Dreams Grows Closer To Reality

    Mar 19, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A groundbreaking could be held in late spring or early summer for a $1 billion office park near Gate 9. Gov. Bob Riley last week signed into law legislation that will permit the city of Huntsville to create a partnership with a Montgomery company to build the massive office park using a tax-increment financing district to provide money for public improvements for the development.

  • Pep rally kicks off AER campaign

    Mar 19, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Army Emergency Relief Campaign was kicked off at Army Community Service with a pep rally March 12. AER is "the Army's own emergency financial assistance organization" offering interest-free loans, grants and tuition money for Soldiers and Family members at Fort Sam Houston.

  • SFAC provides tools, refuge during recovery process

    Mar 19, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Soldier and Family Assistance Center or Na Kao Puuhonua, the Warrior Place of Refuge, is a one-stop shop for the Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and families here to fulfill their vital mission - to heal.

  • Electric vehicles help post go 'Army Green, Army Strong'

    Mar 19, 2010

    Fort Sam Houston acquired 20 low-speed electric utility vehicles in January - known as Neighborhood Electric Vehicles - as part of a larger Department of Defense order for 4,000 electric cars and trucks tagged for worldwide usage.

  • 'Gave His Life In Everything He Did'

    Mar 19, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Staff Sgt. Joshua Rath and his family never got the chance to celebrate his 23rd birthday. Instead, Rath's family and friends in Decatur spent his birthday, Jan. 17, 2009, saying goodbye to a young man known for his friendly, fun loving and easygoing ways, and for his dedication to his Army unit and their mission in Afghanistan. Rath gave his life for that unit and mission in Operation Enduring Freedom on Jan. 8, 2009.

  • SFAC art depicts hope, homecoming in the healing process

    Mar 19, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Cindy Manga donated an oil painting to the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, here, entitled "Coming Home" to show her appreciation of the support her husband received after redeployment.

  • Afghan enlisted leaders visit JRTC and Fort Polk

    Mar 19, 2010

    What began as a trip to swap training goals and ideas turned into an opportunity for the Afghanistan army's top enlisted Soldier to thank a couple of Fort Polk Soldiers for their service and sacrifice in his country.

  • Fort Bragg's Transition Training Academy holds first graduation

    Mar 19, 2010

    Sergeant Delbert Grush was assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion in January 2008 after being medically evacuated from Afghanistan. Grush said that he had been serving with the 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division when he first developed neurological symptoms that were later diagnosed as multiple sclerosis. Grush decided to take information technology classes at the Transition Training Academy. Grush and about 36 other Soldiers and retirees received their graduation certificates at a 2 p.m. ceremony in the Soldier Support Center March 8. It was TTA's first graduation.

  • Women's History Month Spotlight: Col. Melissa Sturgeon

    Mar 19, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - She is not a Nike representative, but if you enter the office of Col. Melissa Sturgeon, deputy director for the Installation Management Command-West Region, you will see poster on the wall with the words "Just Do It!"

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