Archive: Mar 2010

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  • Soldier receives tribal honor for service in Iraq

    Mar 16, 2010

    Throughout the history of the U.S. military, troops have been honored with awards and commendations for their service, especially for the times they have gone beyond what was required of them.

  • Several IMCOM-Europe transition centers go 'remote' to be more efficient

    Mar 16, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Soldier transition centers in Europe will change how they provide service to Soldiers as part of Installation Management Command-Europe's focus on finding more efficient ways to assist Soldiers and Families.

  • Quartermaster Soldiers keep service members' uniforms looking sharp

    Mar 15, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE TAJI, Iraq - Missions in Iraq can take a toll on service members' uniforms, but a group of Soldiers work every day to keep them presentable and in good repair at Contingency Operating Base Taji, Iraq.

  • Tennessee Soldiers talk with Iraqi citizen and Soldier voters

    Mar 15, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq -Iraqi Army Soldiers of 1st Company, 2nd Battalion, 26th Brigade, who just voted in Ninawa Province during the special elections talk with Soldiers of C Company, 1st Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment of the Tennessee Army National Guard headquartered in Henderson, Tenn. These Iraqi Soldiers were permitted to vote along with other security personnel prior to the regular parliamentary elections scheduled for March 7. The Iraqi Army provides a protection force for a pump house on the Tigris River in Ninawa Province, and the 1/278th ACR, who has just recently occupied Q West, will be conducting patrols to that area on a regular basis, even after the completion of the election.

  • The ABCA ArmiesAca,!a,,c Program

    Mar 15, 2010

    What is it' The American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand (ABCA) ArmiesAca,!a,,c Program is the premier interoperability forum with our closest allies in current and future operations. The Program seeks to ensure the fullest cooperation and collaboration among its members; to achieve the highest possible degree of interoperability through materiel and non-materiel standardization; and to obtain the greatest possible economy by the use of combined resources and effort.

  • Five Finger Death Punch rocks Q-West

    Mar 15, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Five Finger Death Punch, a heavy metal band from Los Angeles, met with Soldiers and played a live show March 5 at the outdoor theater on Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Iraq.

  • LTG Mixon's thoughts on Comprehensive Soldier Fitness

    Mar 15, 2010

    LTG Mixon shares his thoughts on Comprehensive Soldier Fitness in this short video

  • Locked up for Good: Sergeant Audie Murphy Club assists with local fundraiser

    Mar 15, 2010

    Soldiers representing the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, joined several of his peers to take on the task of apprehending charitable citizens of west Oahu for a fundraising event benefiting children afflicted with muscular dystrophy.

  • U. S. Army Participates in the 2010 Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade

    Mar 15, 2010

    Soldiers from the United States Army Chicago Recruiting Battalion, United States Army Reserve and the Wounded Heroes Foundation, marched in the Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 12th, 2010. Future Soldiers walked along the parade route handing out Army souvenirs, while two Army-branded Humvees started and ended the Army presence in the parade. Soldiers were from the Glenview Recruiting Company, and two USAR units; the 85th Support Command and the 416th Theater Engineer Command (TEC). WLS News Talk Radio (890 AM and 94.7 FM), drove two Wounded Warriors in their 'WLScalde,' to show their support to the Army. Irish-American Soldier, Capt. Peter Gillen, Company Commander for the Glenview Recruiting Company, led the group of Soldiers for the parade in downtown Chicago. The event attracted many high-profile names, including Irish Prime Minister, Brian Cowen, who marched in the parade with Mayor Richard Daley and Governor Patrick Quinn. The die-hard Chicagolanders proved their loyalty to the Irish-American celebration with about 250,000 attendees turning up for the 55th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade in the cold rain (last years attendance was over 400,000).

  • RCO-HI finds new home at Schofield locale

    Mar 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Regional Contracting Office-Hawaii celebrated the opening of its new office location with a traditional Hawaiian blessing, here, Feb. 26.

  • Behind the Scenes with the 412th TEC Culinary Team

    Mar 15, 2010

  • Soldiers inducted into Gallery of Heroes

    Mar 15, 2010

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii - Elaine Kahoohanohano-Schultz and Jean Ho stood 10 feet apart from each other - in front of a pair of lei-adorned black-and-white photographs and in the shadows of dozens of flags - never having before met, but sharing so much in common.

  • American Red Cross Month reminds Americans to give

    Mar 15, 2010

    The American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton in 1881 and, more than 129 years later, the organization remains the front-runner in providing emergency response relief, first aid training, and emergency messages to servicemembers anywhere in the world.

  • Massive Fort Bliss Project Dwarfs Previous Efforts

    Mar 15, 2010

    This is a massive effort to transform Fort Bliss. New techniques plus decentralization and delegation of the effort have made this project possible. Several engineer districts are working together to make this happen

  • Army upgrades communication techniques

    Mar 15, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - To "follow" and to "tweet" is now a good thing in the branch that gave the world leaders like MacArthur, Patton, Schwarzkopf and Powell.

  • BACH program simulates battlefield stress to help Soldiers return to duty

    Mar 15, 2010

    Soldiers in Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center (WRRC) participate in a session of the Return to Duty (RTD) program. In the RTD program, Soldiers practice combat skills under stress. In one exercise, Soldiers work quickly to dress a dummy's wounds in a simulated battlefield environment complete with loud explosions and screams blaring from loudspeakers and smoke pouring from fog machines. Many Fort Campbell Soldiers undergoing treatment for mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) have the opportunity to go through this functional assessment to prove to themselves and their medical care providers at the WRRC that they are ready to deploy with their units.

  • Fort Rucker community welcomes spring with fun-filled festival March 19-20

    Mar 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Many activities provide ways for Families to have fun together and celebrate the new season during SpringFest March 19-20 at the festival fields between Crusader, Cowboy and Box Car streets.

  • Red Dragons support local Head Start Fatherhood program

    Mar 15, 2010

    Soldiers from the 2-306th Field Artillery Battalion, 188th Infantry Brigade, 1st Army Division East, volunteer at a local Head Start Program reading and interacting with children in the local community.

  • Powerlifters garner medals at Fort Rucker competition

    Mar 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Thomas Fields' and Marcie Nemtzow's stamina garnered them top honors as the overall men's and women's winners of the second powerlifting competition here March 6.

  • LEADERSHIP, A MESSAGE ACROSS TIME AND DISTANCE: VTC ALLOWS WEST POINT CADETS TO HEAR FROM FORWARD DE

    Mar 15, 2010

  • TRADOC Starts New Mentoring Component for Senior Leader Development Program

    Mar 15, 2010

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Senior Leader Development Program (SLD) is developing a structured and formal mentoring program for its civilian leaders, according to Ellen Helmerson, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1/4. In addition to one-on-one mentoring, the program includes content-driven discussion guides and interactive webinars and seminars targeted at developing this next generation of Army civilian leadership.

  • Detroit Arsenal: making federal employment a reality

    Mar 15, 2010

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. - Classes meant to empower military veterans and their families to successfully pursue opportunities for career enhancement and advancement within the federal government system are beinhg held here in line with the Army Family Covenant.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers renew commitment to country

    Mar 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- With their right arms raised, 12 Soldiers renewed their dedication to defend the Constitution when they reenlisted March 4 at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence headquarters.

  • Leader

    Mar 15, 2010

  • TRADOC Starts New Mentoring Component for Senior Leader Development Program

    Mar 15, 2010

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Senior Leader Development Program (SLD) is developing a structured and formal mentoring program for its civilian leaders, according to Ellen Helmerson, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1/4. In addition to one-on-one mentoring, the program includes content-driven discussion guides and interactive webinars and seminars targeted at developing this next generation of Army civilian leadership.

  • New Armed Forces Reserve Center Opens For Business

    Mar 15, 2010

  • Army secretary tours research, development facilities

    Mar 15, 2010

    Army Secretary John McHugh toured research and development facilities and received briefings and hands-on time with high-tech gear, including night vision devices, next generation batteries, extremely accurate mortar rounds, explosive device detection gear and the latest recipes for Soldier cuisine in the field.

  • Raiders train with rifles, minds

    Mar 15, 2010

    1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div. train for deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Puerto Rico plans to cancel previously issued birth certificates in July

    Mar 15, 2010

    Recent legislative action by Puerto Rico will soon begin affecting U.S. servicemembers from that territory.

  • Maj.Gen.Horst addresses Army Band Leaders

    Mar 15, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commanding general JFHQ-NCR and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington, addresses the leadership of The United States Army Band at Brucker Hall, Ft. Myer, Va. during their Quarterly Training Brief on March 10, 2010.

  • WWII Memorial Honor Flight Ceremony

    Mar 15, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commanding general JFHQ-NCR and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington, poses with WWII veterans at the WWII Memorial Honor Flight Ceremony on 11 March 2010. Also in attendance at the ceremony were Mr. Tom Hanks and Mr. Steven Spielberg.

  • New York National Guard Artilleryman Fire New Guns At Camp Blanding

    Mar 15, 2010

    Rain pelting down on them, didn't dampen the spirits of the New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1st Battalion 258th Field Artillery, as they qualified on the M119A2 howitzer here on Friday, March 12. Despite rain and low visibility the artillerymen of the battalion's Battery A sent their 105-millimeter rounds four kilometers downrange as they fired this new weapons systems for the first time.

  • Washington Capitals Salute the Military

    Mar 15, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general JFHQ-NCR and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington, attended the Washington Capitals "Salute to Military Night" on March 4, 2010. Pictured are right to left: Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, CSM Michael Williams, command sergeant major; Mr. Egon Hawrylak, deputy commander; Ms. Gemma Rowe and SGT Arlin Troyer.

  • USF-I commander visits Air Cav

    Mar 15, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - An MQ-1C Sky Warrior unmanned aerial vehicle provides an imposing backdrop, as Gen. Ray Odierno, from Rockaway, N.J., commanding general, U.S. Forces-Iraq, presents Sgt. Justin Palowitch, from Grayson, Ky., a UAV operator, Quick Reaction Capability 1, with his coin, during a visit March 9. Odierno presented other Air Cav Soldiers with coins following his speech to brigade leadership.

  • Guard strives to improve medical readiness

    Mar 15, 2010

    The percentage of Army Guardsmen who are medically deployable is below the 75 percent goal set by the Department of Defense, and the Guard's Office of the Surgeon General is determined to improve it.

  • Air Cav air traffic controller wins high accolade

    Mar 15, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The job of an air traffic controller requires great diligence, especially when dealing with elements such as weather and the constant flow of aircraft on the flight line.

  • Picatinny officials participate in portfolio ammo review

    Mar 15, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny officials met with the Army's top Acquisition, Logistics and Technology leaders, Army Material Command brass and other senior Army officials March 2 - 4 to discuss the current state of the Material Enterprise.

  • USASOC duo exceeds limits in Florida

    Mar 15, 2010

    - For Majs. Kent Solheim and Will Cotty the plan was simple - continue the mission. After training for nearly a year for the annual Pisgah 36 adventure race, which is held near Asheville, N.C., Solheim and Cotty were ready to take on the event, but it was not to be. A winter storm dumped several inches of snow on the location, causing officials to postpone the event for three months. The next event, called the 12 Hours of Santos, was a mountain bike course that was built into a rock quarry. According to Solheim, the course, which was called the Vortex, proved to be an interesting challenge.

  • Cold Harbor battlefield teaches Civil War lessons to today's generals

    Mar 15, 2010

    Today's Army generals are more worried about roadside bombs than cannonballs, more familiar with Humvees than horses, but they can still learn from 1864. That was the sense Tuesday after dozens of top Army generals and command sergeants major toured the killing fields of Cold Harbor and reviewed the initial sparring at Petersburg during the final months of the Civil War.

  • Wounded Soldier honored during Daytona Bike Week

    Mar 15, 2010

    Thousands lined the streets of Daytona Beach March 4, to honor Chief Warrant Officer 2 Romulio Camargo, a Special Forces warrant officer who was paralyzed during combat in Afghanistan in 2008. Camargo was escorted by Sgt. 1st Class Enrique Izquierdo, a longtime friend and comrade in arms who built the custom motorcycle and sidecar attachment with the help of a few Fort Bragg-based Special Forces Soldiers so that he could ride in at Daytona Bike Week.

  • Top Afghan army NCO, police officer visit Camp Atterbury

    Mar 15, 2010

    The top noncommissioned officers of the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police visited Camp Atterbury March 9 and 10, to learn about the training facilities that produce thousands of troops and civilians deploying to Afghanistan, and to brief Army officials on the situation in theatre.

  • Recruiting Command - A Broadening Experience

    Mar 15, 2010

    Leaders assigned to USAREC have a unique opportunity to broadly develop skills in a wide variety of areas that will serve them and the Army well for many years. I had the opportunity to see this first-hand as the Commanding General of this wonderful organization. USAREC provides a unique opportunity for leaders to broaden their experiences in a range of areas including those common to most units such as leadership and training, but it also offers significant opportunities to develop a broad range of skills in public speaking, marketing and advertising, and engagement with government, business and education leaders, to name just a few.

  • Army vet wins first U.S. medal in Paralympic Biathlon

    Mar 15, 2010

    U.S. Army Afghanistan veteran Andy Soule Saturday won what was not only the first U.S. medal of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, but also the first-ever medal for the U.S. Paralympic Biathlon team.

  • Deadline for Global Assessment Tool approaching

    Mar 15, 2010

    The deadline is approaching for Soldiers to complete the Global Assessment Tool, part of a new Army-wide holistic initiative focused on building resilience: Comprehensive Soldier Fitness.

  • Soldiers, Families take offerings for Chile relief

    Mar 15, 2010

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 12, 2010) -- The Army chief of chaplains has asked Soldiers and their families to again consider providing assistance to earthquake victims -- this time for those in Chile. A similar designated offering was collected from across the Army in January to provide relief for victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Then, Soldiers and their families donated $574,285 for relief in that country, with money being sent to the Red Cross to provide assistance.

  • Eighth Army launches Army.mil Web site during Key Resolve/Foal Eagle

    Mar 15, 2010

    COMMAND POST OSCAR, South Korea - To complement its primary Web site, Eighth (Field) Army launched its new Army.mil Web site March 10 during Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2010.

  • U.S. KFOR gets familiar with multi-national crowd control techniques

    Mar 15, 2010

  • U.S. KFOR gets familiar with multi-national crowd control techniques

    Mar 15, 2010

    .S. KFOR Soldiers from 4th platoon, Bravo and Charlie Company of the 231st Maneuver Task Force, represented Multi-National Battle Group-East (MNBG-E) during a massive Crowd-and-Riot-Control (CRC) exercise here to demonstrate KFOR's ability to respond quickly and decisively to incidents in Kosovo.

  • Kaiserslautern hosts first local civilian misconduct conference

    Mar 15, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Civilian misconduct specialists gathered in Kaiserslautern, Germany for the first local Assistant Civilian Misconduct Action Authority Quarterly Liaison Conference.

  • Mannheim co-hosting International Albert-Schweitzer Youth Basketball Tournament

    Mar 15, 2010

    MANNHEIM, Germany - The Mannheim U.S. military community is gearing up to co-host the International Albert-Schweitzer Youth Basketball tournament, scheduled for April 3 -10.

  • Former 8th Army commander visits South Korea

    Mar 14, 2010

    COMMAND POST OSCAR, South Korea - Gen. Charles C. Campbell, former commanding general of 8th U.S. Army and the current commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, visited here March 10 during Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2010.

  • Rwanda president visits West Point

    Mar 14, 2010

    A story and five photos of the Republic of Rwanda President Paul Kagame's visit to West Point, N.Y., on March 13. Kagame served as the guest speaker at the Plebe Parent Banquet, but also visited his son, Ivan, who is a member of the Class of 2013. The banquet was part of the three-day long Plebe-Parent Weekend.

  • Guardsmen Hailed as Best Among Their Peers

    Mar 14, 2010

    Members of the North Dakota Army and Air National Guard were recognized for achievements this past year. Officers, Soldiers and Airmen who rose to the top of their peer groups were named during the Professional Development Workshop in Fargo.

  • Eighth Army gets ready for Key Resolve/Foal Eagle

    Mar 14, 2010

    COMMAND POST OSCAR, South Korea - Eighth Army Soldiers deployed in preparation for Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2010.

  • Snow covers Korea during Key Resolve/Foal Eagle

    Mar 14, 2010

    CAMP WALKER, South Korea - Snow covered U.S. military bases across South Korea March 10, delivering a frigid blast of winter to troops participating in Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2010.

  • Recognition of Combatants - IED

    Mar 13, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Beginning in February, Afghanistan-bound Soldiers and service members will have access to Recognition of Combatants - IED, or ROC - IED training. The program is a computer-based interactive multimedia trainer that will help train warfighters to anticipate and prevent IED-related incidents in theater. ROC - IED training will help counter improvised explosive device (IED) threats.

  • ROK Army general meets with 8th Army leaders

    Mar 13, 2010

    COMMAND POST OSCAR, South Korea - The commander of the Republic of Korea Army's 2nd Operations Command visited here March 11 to meet with 8th (Field) Army leaders during exercise Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2010.

  • Army Reserve Chief visits Korea during KR/FE 2010

    Mar 13, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The U.S. Army Reserve commanding general and command sergeant major visited South Korea during Key Resolve/Foal Eagle March 11 - 13.

  • Germany-based team provides aerial eyes for ground troops near Syrian border

    Mar 13, 2010

  • Tennessee ANG Soldiers honor wounded warriors, fallen comrades

    Mar 13, 2010

    For Tennesseans, volunteerism is deeply-rooted. After all, the state's official nickname "the Volunteer State" derives from the record number of volunteers the state provided during the War of 1812 and the Mexican War. This commitment to selfless service was showcased by the citizen-Soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard's 1st Squadron, 230th Air Cavalry Squadron, Troop F, Task Force Desperado, as they hosted the Contingency Operating Location (COL) Sykes Half Marathon Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser, at COL Sykes, Tal Afar, Iraq, Feb 24.

  • JBB recognizes March as American Red Cross Month

    Mar 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - More than 800 volunteers and supporters attended a ceremony marking March as American Red Cross Month, March 6 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Quartermaster Soldiers keep service members' uniforms looking sharp

    Mar 13, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE TAJI, Iraq - Missions in Iraq can take a toll on service members' uniforms, but a group of Soldiers work every day to keep them presentable and in good repair at Contingency Operating Base Taji, Iraq.

  • Soldiers move excess munitions out of Iraq as part of drawdown

    Mar 13, 2010

    As the responsible drawdown of forces and equipment escalates following the Iraqi Parliamentary elections in March, Soldiers are working to reduce the amount of ammunition in Iraq as corresponding troop levels fall.

  • Missouri unit transforms old mail building into a customer-friendly postal operation

    Mar 13, 2010

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - Members of 1st Platoon, 387th Human Resource Company, 80th Ordnance Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) out of Bethany, Mo., began their deployment in October with an extra mission, to transform a building that did not meet Department of Defense postal regulations into a functioning, efficient postal center.

  • Providers support movement-control operations in Diyala Province

    Mar 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers with the 858th Movement Control Team are responsible for the quality control of cargo being transported through Joint Base Balad, Iraq, and its surrounding bases.

  • Oregon Guardsmen provide force protection at entry control points

    Mar 13, 2010

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - The Soldiers of A Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) are keeping Victory Base Complex, Iraq, safe by manning the base's entry control points 24 hours a day.

  • Commentary: Keep your Family safe during deployment

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Recently, the following appeared on Pikes Peak Parent blog site:

  • Deployed North Dakota Commanders Update Those Stateside

    Mar 12, 2010

    Deployed commanders with the North Dakota Army National Guard provided updates from overseas via phone with attendees at the North Dakota National Guard's Professional Development Workshop and Combined Associations Conference in Fargo today. North Dakota Soldiers are currently mobilized to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo.

  • Program helps military spouses join workforce

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - An Army Community Service program gives military spouses the resources they need to launch a government career.

  • Soldiers volunteer to help youth wrestlers

    Mar 12, 2010

  • Soldiers look for better reaction time, increased lethality with modernization

    Mar 12, 2010

    Soldiers from 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 5th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, used the Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle and unmanned aerial systems in defensive and offensive training scenarios to improve awareness of hostile targets and increase reaction time and lethality of their fighting vehicles.

  • New York Army National Guard Aviators Return from Flying Counter-IED Missions in Afghanistan

    Mar 12, 2010

    After a year in which they went from establishing an aerial counter-IED force for Afghanistan, to flying over watch missions during the Marines assault on the Taliban stronghold of Marjah; ten New York Army National Guard aviators are back home. The Soldiers, who served with Task Force ODIN-- shorthand for Observe, Detect, Indentify, and Neutralize-returned to their families in the Albany area March 11 and 12.

  • U.S. Army Europe team wins installation of the year

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. - The U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition just dished up the largest multi-service culinary competition in the U.S., naming Team U.S. Army Europe the Installation of the Year. For more than three decades, the Culinary Competition has been a stage of sorts; a showcase in which contestants are afforded the opportunity to put their skills up against the best the military has to offer.

  • LTG (R) Larry J. Dodgen - Interment at Arlington National Cemetery

    Mar 12, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Retired Lt. Gen. Larry J. Dodgen, a former commanding general of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery March 11.

  • The Eagle (scout) returns

    Mar 12, 2010

    Justin Brundin has accomplished a lot for the Armed Services Blood Program and a lot for Soldiers, like his dad, deployed all around the world. The one thing he was always too young for he finally accomplished this past Tuesday, March 9 as he donated his first unit of blood for his beloved military blood program.

  • Soldiers get Middle East history lesson

    Mar 12, 2010

    Carl DeLorenzo, professor of history at St. Peter's Preparatory School, Jersey City, N. J., speaks about the history of the Middle East to members of the 43rd Sustainment Brigade. March 3.

  • Civilians in surge to Afghanistan get training at Atterbury

    Mar 12, 2010

    In addition to the troop surge in Afghanistan, there's a civilian surge to supplement the military with teams of subject-matter experts in a variety of fields such as security, agribusiness and logistics.

  • Cleaning Teeth In the Name Of Christ

    Mar 12, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Colleen Mills knows what it's like to be in on a "God moment." And seeing the shiny clean smiles of happy children was among the best "God moments" experienced by Mills and her fellow missionaries during a dental/medical mission trip to the Central American country of Belize, where she used her skills as a dental hygienist to aid the impoverished people in a remote agricultural area.

  • 100th Lakota Continues War Fighter Support

    Mar 12, 2010

    COLUMBUS, Miss. - The 100th delivery of the UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter was celebrated at a rollout ceremony Thursday at the American Eurocopter facility in Columbus. The delivery marks another on-time and on-budget achievement for a successful program that supports America's war fighters and contributes to homeland security.

  • ARMY BIDS TROY 'GIL' GILLELAND FAREWELL

    Mar 12, 2010

    Troy E. "Gil" Gilleland Jr. retired March 12, 2010, after more than 38 years of dedicated federal service that ranged from enlisted Soldier to non-commissioned officer to Army officer to Department of the Army civilian to a member of the Senior Executive Service. As a Soldier he went from E-1 to E-6 and from O-1 to 0-6. His retirement ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Army's largest command, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), where he had served as the deputy chief of staff G-1 since June 2005.

  • Garrison Steps Up With Training Opportunity

    Mar 12, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Army recruiters. Pedigreed domestic cats. Shopping for authentic Coach bags. Beaches of Alabama. Type 1 diabetes. Using Facebook. Affects of job-related stress. Quiltmaking. Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation construction projects. Using Government purchase cards. All were subjects of briefings made by Garrison employees who participated in the Effective Briefing Techniques class taught during the first-ever Garrison Training Week on March 1-5.

  • 3rd ACR Soldier, rodeo enthusiast enjoys broncs, bulls in Houston

    Mar 12, 2010

    Most troops like a good rodeo show, some have never been, and for some, the oversized cowboy hats, jumbo belt buckles and irate kicking bulls are a little much. And then there's Spc. Derek South, a Soldier whose passion for rodeo is rarely matched. A lot of people know what it's like to watch a cowboy get flung carelessly from a furious bull only seconds after leaving the chutes atop its back, but South knows what it's like to actually hang on for dear life; he knows how slowly seconds can pass; he knows what it's like to feel that cold still air over an arena floor, because he's actually been in the rodeo. It's not surprising, then, that he was thrilled to attend the 2010 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo March 10 during the organization's third-ever military-focused event, dubbed Salute to The Troops, along with 1,500 other Soldiers from Fort Hood.

  • Covering Your Head Can Save Your Life

    Mar 12, 2010

    For an item weighing only three ounces, the Army's Light Weight Performance Hood (LPH) is a key piece of gear. It can save Soldiers from severe, disfiguring, even life-threatening burns to the face, ears, and neck.

  • Newcomers Welcomed With Southern Hospitality

    Mar 12, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For the major players behind Team Redstone, it's more than just a "hello" - it's a "Welcome. We're so glad to have you here." Each first Tuesday of the month, Army Community Service rolls out the red carpet for newcomers to the Arsenal at Newcomers' Orientation, giving new faces a chance to meet some of the better-known ones and learn everything they want to know behind the new place they call home.

  • Women's Conference on Fort Drum informs, entertains

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -Members of the Fort Drum community and beyond gathered at the Commons last week for the 3rd annual Women's Conference, a two-day affair sponsored by the Officers' Spouses' Club. The event attempts to strengthen connections among Fort Drum women and their surrounding communities.

  • 'Wild Boars' deploy to Wyoming, train for Afghanistan operations

    Mar 12, 2010

    CAMP GUERNSEY, Wyo. - In preparations for conducting operations in Afghanistan, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, deployed to Camp Guernsey Army Airfield, Wyo. in February to conduct month-long, battle-focused training.

  • 10th Brigade Support Battalion Soldiers gain virtual training for real-life engagements

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - One of the biggest threats to U.S. Soldiers serving in Afghanistan is being attacked by the enemy during a convoy in hostile territory. While 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, may not have the same type of missions as maneuver battalions within 1st BCT, its Soldiers are susceptible to the same kind of attacks while delivering supplies and personnel through hostile areas. Now, Company A's convoy security element of 10th BSB will be better prepared because of Virtual Battle Space Simulator training Soldiers received at the Battle Command Training Center in February.

  • 1-87 Infantry Soldiers train for deployment

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Before the "Alpha Gators" of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 87th Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, knew they were going to Afghanistan, they were ready to answer their nation's call. The past several weeks have been filled with predeployment activities, such as Theater-Specific Individual Readiness Training for this company and many others in 1st BCT on Fort Drum.

  • Army vet to carry flag for U.S. Paralympic Team

    Mar 12, 2010

    Former Army Staff Sgt. Heath Calhoun, a veteran of the Iraq war and an alpine skier, has been selected as flag bearer for the U.S. team at Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games this evening.

  • 3-89 CAV live fires TOW missiles for first time

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - While training at Peason Ridge, March 1, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment Soldiers fired Tube-launched Optically tracked Wire-guided (TOW) missiles using live rounds for the first time in the squadron's history.

  • Soldier re-enlists on mountain top during OPT in Wyoming

    Mar 12, 2010

    CAMP GUERNSEY, Wyo. - Atop the highest mountain peak he could find - more than 5,000 feet high, a 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Soldier re-enlisted during off-post training in Camp Guernsey, Wyo., Feb 13.

  • Outgoing division command sergeant major bids farewell to Fort Drum

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - For nearly 29 years, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum Command Sgt. Maj. James W. Redmore has faithfully served the Army. As he prepares to say goodbye to Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division Family, he shared his thoughts on why he joined the Army to why hand-to-hand combat is important. In April 1981, Redmore boarded a train in Harvey, Ill., bound for Chicago and the Military Entrance Processing Station there.

  • Fort Drum community honors retiring division command sergeant major

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Members of the Fort Drum community gathered March 4 for the 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum command sergeant major's retirement ceremony at the Commons. Command Sgt. Maj. James W. Redmore retired after serving nearly 29 years in the Army.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade hosts mixer

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The 10th Combat Aviation Brigade hosted a mixer Feb. 25 in conjunction with the Army Aviation Association of America and the Association of the United States Army on Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield. The mixer served as an opportunity for the brigade to display some of its combat capabilities, which include new aircraft, and to recognize some Soldiers for their hard work.

  • 10th Sustainment Soldiers take first step for great honor

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Five noncommissioned officers of 10th Sustainment Brigade took their first step to becoming future members of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club by attending a board Feb. 25 at 10th Sustainment Brigade Special Troop Battalion Headquarters.

  • AER kickoff campaign encourages awareness

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Fort Drum and Army Emergency Relief officials held a celebration to kick off the 2010 donation drive March 2 at the Commons. The goal of the event is to make it known what AER does with the money it receives as well as to highlight a few of the success stories of the organization. This year's meeting focused heavily on awareness of AER and its programs.

  • Triple Deuce participates in transfer of authority in Afghanistan

    Mar 12, 2010

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, "Triple Deuce," 1st Brigade Combat Team, assumed control of the Kabul Military Training Center from 48th Brigade Combat Team of the Georgia Army National Guard during a transfer of authority ceremony.

  • 2010 Army Emergency Relief Opens

    Mar 12, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Soldier whose son was diagnosed with cancer. The retired Soldier who found himself in a financial bind. They were among those who shared their personal stories on a videotape about Army Emergency Relief assistance. It's Soldiers helping Soldiers. The video was shown during the 2010 AER campaign kickoff March 3 in Heiser Hall.

  • Squad LFX pushes, improves Soldiers' performance

    Mar 12, 2010

    CAMP W.G. WILLIAMS, Utah - Infantry Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, participated in a squad live-fire exercise while training in the snowy, mountainous terrain of Camp W.G. Williams, Utah, Feb. 18.

  • Four division Soldiers qualify for national snowshoe championships

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The United States Snowshoe Association has announced that four 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers have qualified to compete in the 2010 PowerSox United States National Snowshoe Championships to be conducted March 5-7 at Highland Forest Park in Fabius.

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