Archive: Mar 2010

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  • Land Navigation course offers Infantrymen first taste of Utah terrain

    Mar 12, 2010

    CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah - Infantrymen from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, in Utah to train for an upcoming deployment, began Off Post Training (OPT) with land navigation at Camp W.G. Williams, Utah, Feb. 11-12.

  • Senator presents Freedom Awards to Soldiers

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Members of the Fort Drum community gathered Feb. 17 in the Summit Room at Hays Hall as Puerto Rico Senator-at-Large Lucy Arce Ferrer presented Soldiers with the Freedom Award. The government of Puerto Rico established the Freedom Award in 2005 as a way to recognize National Guard and Reserve Soldiers of Puerto Rican descent who deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Women's History Month Tri-Signed Letter (PDF)

    Mar 12, 2010

    Women's History Month Tri-Signed Letter (PDF)

  • Field Artillery Soldiers conduct Infantry training during OPT in Utah

    Mar 12, 2010

    CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah - Preparing for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conducted Infantry-tactics training here, Feb. 15-16.

  • PHOTOS: 1st Cavalry Division rededicates Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-The 1st Cavalry Division Honor Guard presents the Nation's Colors inside the 1st Cav. Div. Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial during the beginning of the division's Memorial Rededication Ceremony, here, at Fort Hood, Texas March 12

  • Fort Drum Culinary Arts Team prepares for competition

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The Fort Drum Culinary Arts Team geared up before traveling this week to Fort Lee, Va., to participate in the 35th annual U.S. Army Culinary Art Competition, the largest culinary arts competition in the country. Members showcased their talents and skills by creating some of their dishes Monday at 10th Sustainment Brigade Dining Facility.

  • Cavalry troopers receive critical counterinsurgency training

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - As part of 4th Brigade Combat Team's predeployment training for its upcoming mission to Afghanistan, the 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment was the first Fort Polk unit to fully take part in a Counterinsurgency and Combat Advising Academy led by the Directorate of Cultural Influence and Counterinsurgency from 162nd Infantry Brigade.

  • Air traffic controllers get (nearly) live training

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Air traffic controllers of 3rd General Support Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade recently implemented their new Voice-Recognition Air Traffic Control Simulator, a training tool that is supposed to make Soldiers more proficient in handling incoming and outgoing aircraft on an airfield. The simulator was purchased last year and was installed only a few weeks ago, said Lt. Col. Dennis McKernan, battalion commander. The system cost roughly $272,000.

  • New program helps fill job vacancies amid BRAC retirements

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Pamela S. Ludwig wasn't ready to retire after nearly 30 years with IBM and the Army needs experienced workers to replace current employees who will retire as a result of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) at Fort Monmouth. A new hiring program addresses both needs.

  • Fort Polk Soldier re-enlists on mountaintop 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. The Wyoming mountains served as an impressive yet somber background as Pvt. Timothy English, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, once again swore his loyalty and service to the country he loves. English's company commander, Capt. Derrick Lyles, read the oath of enlistment as two Co F Soldiers held an American flag high behind them.

  • N.D. Silver Star Recipient Awarded Legion of Merit

    Mar 12, 2010

    A Bowman, N.D., Soldier who received the Silver Star medal last month was honored again today, this time with the North Dakota Legion of Merit award. Sgt. 1st Class Mark A. Wanner, a former North Dakota Army National Guard Soldier, received the North Dakota Legion of Merit for "extraordinary disregard for his own personal safety while engaging the enemy to save the life of a fellow Soldier." Wanner, who lives in Bowman, serves as a Special Forces medic with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

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

    Mar 12, 2010

    While training at Peason Ridge March 1, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Soldiers fired tube-launched-optically tracked-wire-guided (TOW) missiles using live rounds for the first time in the squadron's history. The milestone event occurred as 3-89 Cav Reg conducted a platoon situation training exercise. There is a significant difference between firing a TOW using live rounds as compared to concrete rounds, said Staff Sgt. Daniel Dobbs, 3-89 Cav Reg's squadron targeting non-commissioned officer.

  • Army National Guard Director Discusses Missions with North Dakota Guardsmen

    Mar 12, 2010

    FARGO, N.D. - The acting director of the Army National Guard, Maj. Gen. Raymond Carpenter, discussed Army National Guard operations, equipment, strength and budgets during the North Dakota National Guard gathered at the Professional Development Workshop and Combined Associations Conference in Fargo.

  • That's one loud cloud!

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Soldiers from Fort Polk's 5th Battalion, 25th Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, fire a 105mm howitzer round during a fire mission at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, March 1 in preparation for deployment.

  • 88th BSB tackles first extended field exercise

    Mar 12, 2010

    When the 88th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade deployed to Fort Polk's Peason Ridge Training Area March 1 for an extended training exercise, the unit's commander, Lt. Col. Royce Edington, wasn't sure what to expect. After all, the 88th BSB is only 2 A,A1/2 years old and this was the first time the entire battalion deployed together.

  • Soldier gets pit-row peek during NASCAR race

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A Fort Benning Soldier severely wounded in Iraq six years ago got a pit-row peek at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in Atlanta last weekend. SSG Javier Villanueva, 41, was picked by ExtenZe Racing to be the honorary crew chief for rookie driver Kevin Conway during Sunday's Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga.

  • Dogwood Terrace Neighborhood Center celebrates grand opening

    Mar 12, 2010

    The third of four neighborhood centers being built at Fort Polk by Picerne Military Housing celebrated its grand opening March 9. The Dogwood Terrace Neighborhood Center took center stage as military and civilian speakers extolled its attributes.

  • USACE Field Force Engineering unit welcomes new commander

    Mar 12, 2010

    Col. Richard Dean takes command of the 579th Engineer Detachment (Forward Engineer Support Team - Main) as it prepares for global missions.

  • 115th CSH continues chemical, biological training

    Mar 12, 2010

    Fort Polk's 115th Combat Support Hospital continued its preparations for operations in biological and chemical environments March 5 by learning how to care for casualties in contaminated areas.

  • Tunneling exercise held

    Mar 12, 2010

  • World War II veterans honored by Hanks, Spielberg

    Mar 12, 2010

    About 250 veterans visited the National World War II Memorial for the first time Thursday and were honored by producers Tom Hanks and Stephen Spielberg in advance of their new HBO series, "The Pacific."

  • Aiken schools join transition study

    Mar 12, 2010

  • NEC teaches Soldiers communication security safeguards

    Mar 12, 2010

    When Capt. John Starn, commander, C Company, 94th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, decided to provide the Soldiers in his command who hold military occupational specialty code 25B with advanced training, he knew where to start - Fort Polk's Network Enterprise Center.

  • BOLC II ends as 1-11 Battalion prepares for exit

    Mar 12, 2010

    Fort Benning is about to bid farewell to the 11th Infantry Regiment's 1st Battalion. The unit is being inactivated because the Army has eliminated its primary mission: conducting the six-week Basic Officer Leader Course II, said LTC David Bottcher, the battalion commander. A ceremony is set for 10 a.m. March 23 at Stilwell Field on Main Post.

  • Soldiers, families asked to donate for Chile relief

    Mar 12, 2010

    After Soldiers and their families donated $574,285 to help earthquake victims in Haiti, Army chapels are again taking up collections for disaster relief -- this time for those in Chile.

  • 911th uses hospital site for valuable training

    Mar 12, 2010

    With the ongoing construction of the new Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir's 911th Technical Rescue Engineer Company has an opportunity to add various training exercises using an existing structure.

  • Belvoir wraps up 2010 CFC with awards ceremony

    Mar 12, 2010

    Fort Belvoir's Combined Federal Campaign officially wrapped up for 2010 Wednesday with an awards ceremony at the Community Club.

  • TSLC wrap up

    Mar 12, 2010

  • Subway Training for New York Soldiers

    Mar 12, 2010

    NEW YORK, NY--New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Joint Task Force Empire Shield, a state Army and Air National Guard security force operating in New York City, don protective masks as smoke fills a subway car simulator during emergency training conducted at the Metropolitan Transit Authority training facility at Coney Island on March 4. The JTFES members, who provide security assistance to law enforcement authorities and public agencies in NYC, were learning how to cope when smoke fills a subway car. The training was conducted to allow the National Guard Soldiers to learn how to assist the MTA during an emergency

  • Desert Rogue ingenuity helps Soldiers throughout Army

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - For two Soldiers from 1st "Desert Rogue" Battalion, 64th Armor, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, their ingenuity helped make the configuration for a battery box for the forward observer's long-range scope more efficient.

  • ESGR Thanks Employers at 'Breakfast with the Boss'

    Mar 12, 2010

    Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognizes North Dakota employers with the Patriot Award. Lt. Gen. Wyatt, Maj. Gen. Carpenter and Maj. Gen. Sprynczynatyk also offered their thanks.

  • Second annual USO 5K run for fun, good cause

    Mar 12, 2010

    George Matthews II, 17, runs for the excitement, adrenaline and competition. He thought he would maybe win his age group at the 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for the Troops in Fayetteville Saturday. Instead he was the overall winner of the race, blazing the finish line with a time of 18:53. The race was hosted by the USO of North Carolina's Fort Bragg Center to benefit the USO's outreach programs and services that support servicemembers stationed around the globe. The Fort Bragg center welcomes servicemembers and encourages them to enjoy the 4,200 square foot facility that houses pool tables, computers connected to the Internet, video games, books, refreshments and many other comforts of home.

  • Fort Bragg BOSS finds new home

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Fort Bragg branch of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers opened its new office located in the same building as the First Citizen's Bank near the North Post Exchange. A grand opening ceremony was held Feb. 23, to mark the occasion.

  • Local event answer some Fort Bragg parents homeschool questions

    Mar 12, 2010

    For those who have questions or concerns about homeschooling, an extravaganza will be held March 18, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Cliffdale Recreation Center, located at 6404 Cliffdale Road in Fayetteville. Fort Bragg has a vested interest in meeting the demands of its homeschooled students because there are about 120 Families living on the installation who homeschool their children, said Shevelle Godwin, school liaison officer, Child, Youth and School Services.

  • Partnership for Children helps Fort Bragg community

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Andrea Seppelt is an Army wife and the mother of two young boys, one with special needs.

  • Fort Stewart's real 'Hurt Locker' Soldiers get new facilities

    Mar 12, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Most movie fans are probably aware the film, "The Hurt Locker," took home six Oscars, March 7, including Best Picture. The film follows the members of a U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team serving in Iraq. Fewer people are aware that Fort Stewart has four EOD detachments or that these "Hurt Locker" units are now moving from three older buildings off Gulick Avenue and 18th Street and consolidating at one new facility on GA-144.

  • Soldier's quick thinking saves life at Fort Bragg fitness facility

    Mar 12, 2010

    When Spc. Daniel Conrad saw Sgt. William Mortenson struggling on the treadmill at the Iron Mike Physical Fitness Center, he knew something was wrong. Conrad, a trained combat lifesaver, assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Air Defense Artillery Battalion's Rear Detachment element, was on assignment to the facility as a temporary gym assistant. Mortenson tried stepping down and starting to sit down. He was in and out of consciousness. Between fainting spells, Mortenson, managed to convey that he had a prior neck injury during his last deployment. He also explained that his neck and back were hurting. It was at that time that Conrad said he noticed that Mortenson's body temperature was hot, but he was not sweating.

  • Two perspectives, one conclusion: Elections increase confidence in ISF

    Mar 12, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Hours before election sites opened March 7, Iraqi Security Forces and their U.S. military counterparts patrolled the streets in search of improvised explosive devices among the roadside trash and any evidence of enemy activity.

  • 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade pilots earn Silver Star

    Mar 12, 2010

    Two pilots serving with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, earned the Silver Star, the nation's third highest war-time medal for valor.

  • Engineer team exceeds expectations

    Mar 12, 2010

    A person can learn a lot about the Army in two years but it takes much longer to really understand how the Army and all its components truly operate. That doesn't mean someone with less experience can't be successful, though.

  • Fort McCoy Mobilization Training

    Mar 12, 2010

    Three photos related to mobilizaiton training at Fort McCoy, Wis.

  • Fort McCoy hunter e-mail survey provides deer-management information

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Hunters at Fort McCoy are helping the installation's wildlife program to manage the deer population and maintain a quality hunting experience by responding to a newly developed e-mail survey.

  • Army veteran named U.S. flag bearer for opening ceremonies of 2010 Paralympic Winter Games

    Mar 12, 2010

    The U.S. Olympic Committee announced today that alpine skier Heath Calhoun, a veteran of the Iraq war, has been selected as flag bearer for the U.S. Paralympic Team at Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games on March 12.

  • First Employer Partnership signing takes place in Germany

    Mar 12, 2010

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers living in Germany now have a partner for employment opportunities.

  • Congress hears Army won't field ineffective gear

    Mar 12, 2010

    There's still room for improvement with equipment that will be fielded to Soldiers as part of enhanced brigade combat team modernization, but equipment will not go to the field if it is ineffective.

  • Ceremony salutes 9th Infantry Division vets for role in capturing famed bridge at Remagen

    Mar 12, 2010

    Events saluting veterans of the 9th Infantry Division for their role in capturing the famed Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany, in March 1945.

  • Employment program to resume for enrolled spouses

    Mar 12, 2010

    The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program, commonly known as MyCAA, will resume March 13 for the more than 136,000 spouses who already have established an account.

  • Oregon quick reaction force team provides perimeter security for VBC

    Mar 12, 2010

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, IRAQ - The Soldiers of B Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) quick reaction force team provide security for entry-control points at Victory Base Complex, Iraq, and support base defense operations center events on a daily basis.

  • IMCOM commander visits Kaiserslautern wounded warriors, spouses

    Mar 12, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - "Are you my friend or my enemy," asked Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of Installation Management Command, to Pvt. Brian Lamson.

  • Engineer Soldier Awarded Silver Star

    Oct 14, 2011

    Sgt. Scott D. Brooks, 82nd Engineer Support Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, was awarded the Silver Star medal for his actions on June 25, 2007 where his bravery resulted in saving the lives of five Iraqi policemen and untold American Soldiers following a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device that struck the walls of Forward Operating Base Summerall in Iraq.

  • Delaware leadership fellows tour APG

    May 7, 2012

    Thirty-three Delaware leadership fellows gained insights into how the Army is transforming the region into a center for science and technology March 12 during a visit to Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • AFRICOM commander testifies before House Armed Services Committee

    Mar 11, 2010

    Gen. William E. Ward, commander, U.S. Africa Command, testified before the House Armed Services Committee, March 10, 2010, providing an overview of the command's strategic approach and showing how security cooperation efforts promote stability in support of U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives.

  • National Guard program boosts Africa Command

    Mar 11, 2010

    The National Guard's State Partnership Program is a superb tool for U.S. Africa Command Gen. William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, told a congressional committee March 9, 2010.

  • Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick promotion

    Mar 11, 2010

  • Presidio, DLIFLC break ground on new instruction building

    Mar 11, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" The Presidio held an event showcasing the ground breaking of a general instruction building here March 10. The construction of the 47,000 square-foot instructional building, which will hold 36 classrooms, will provide a state-of-the-art learning atmosphere for service members to learn foreign languages, thereby promoting culture and language translation learning.

  • Boy Scout Troop 135 garnering honors and seeking members

    Mar 11, 2010

    For 10 boys from Boy Scout Troop 135 of Ord Military Community and Seaside the excitement reached a peak as they headed off to Pico Blanco Scout Reservation in Big Sur, Calif.

  • North Dakota Excels in National Guard Bureau Media Awards

    Mar 11, 2010

    The North Dakota Army National Guard received more print media awards than any other state in the 2009 National Guard Bureau Media Contest. Winners were announced today and Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Rudl, contest administrator, said North Dakota took the lead with eight awards. The North Dakota Air National Guard excelled in the Air Force photography categories, coming out with four awards.

  • Fort Rucker community welcomes spring with fun-filled festival

    Mar 11, 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.

  • Fort Rucker hunters participate in education class

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Thirty-two area hunters learned to practice their sport safely here March 8 when they took a hunter safety education class in a Murphy Hall classroom.

  • SecArmy Designates Under Secretary as CMO and Establishes Office of Business Transformation

    Mar 11, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John McHugh, designated the Under Secretary of the Army (USA), Dr. Joseph Westphal, as the Army's first Chief Management Officer (CMO) pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2008. In his role as the CMO, the USA exercises primary management responsibility for the business operations of the Army. As such, the secretary of the army has assigned the CMO those duties and authorities necessary to effectively and efficiently organize the business operations, to include all business transformation matters and overarching responsibility for achieving a fully integrated management system for business operations-the end-to-end, top-to-bottom integration through collaborative partnerships that engender innovation

  • 'Hellfire' on earth - Fort Rucker Apache, Kiowa student-pilots get hands-on weapons traini

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Several dozen AH-64D Apache and OH-58D Kiowa Warrior student-pilots gained hands-on experience regarding their aircraft weapons systems during a live-fire training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 5.

  • History teaches ADA students

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- A U.S. Army force finds itself in a foreign territory with an indigenous population which has multiple tribes. It's a confusing, hostile environment and the Army commanders don't know the insurgents from the friendly forces. The leaders wonder if they can even trust their own scouts, who come from a rival tribe. In addition, they have to deal with prisoners of war, collateral damage and infrastructure issues.

  • Fort Rucker Elementary School students celebrate Dr. Seuss

    Mar 11, 2010

    Fort Rucker Elementary School students remember Dr. Seuss during Dr. Seuss Week.

  • Liaison officer is families' link to schools

    Mar 11, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" The School Liaison Officer is the primary link between the military family and the local school system. The liaison provides information on education options, school district policies, homeschooling and more.

  • Fires Center trains Soldiers all over the world

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- As the U.S. Army's Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill is the go-to location for artillery wisdom and know-how. However, the post also exports this experience in the form of mobile training teams to points spanning the globe.

  • Army releases February suicide data

    Mar 11, 2010

    The Army released suicide data, March 11, for the month of February. Among active-duty Soldiers were one confirmed suicide, and 13 suspected suicides which remain under investigation.

  • Rain soaks Hills of Hell

    Mar 11, 2010

    FOR SILL, Okla.--The heavens opened up and unleashed a windy, rainy day for the annual Hills of Hell mountain bike race near Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Areas here Sunday. This year slightly more than 120 men and women completed in the race, the 23rd installment of the ride this year through hell's muck and mire.

  • Fort Rucker Families can exercise green thumbs in new garden

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- In April, Picerne Military Housing staff invites residents to grow their own produce in the organic Fort Rucker Community Garden.

  • Engineer Soldier awarded Silver Star

    Mar 11, 2010

    Sgt. Scott D. Brooks, Headquarters Company, 130th Engineers Brigade, receives the Silver Star medal from Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, during an award ceremony March 10, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Army rates Fort Rucker retention officers as TRADOC's best

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT RUCKER Ala. -- Both Sgt. 1st Class Michelle Smith and Staff Sgt. Gary Everett take care of Soldiers daily, and recently the two garnered high awards for their efforts.

  • Shoot Down Assessment Team Soldiers receive advanced weapons training

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Six Aircraft Shoot Down Assessment Team members learned potentially life-saving skills during a first-time weapons training opportunity here March 1-5.

  • ASAP chosen to test intervention program

    Mar 11, 2010

    The Fort Benning Army Substance Abuse Program tested a new online version of PRIME For Life, the drug and alcohol intervention program used for high-risk Soldiers.

  • Company A, 1-46 Infantry trainees in awe of the power of machine guns

    Mar 11, 2010

    Picture story of Soldiers in training at the firing range

  • Helping our own -- AER campaign kicks off at Fort Rucker

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Army is often referred to as a Family, and post officials challenged Soldiers to aid their fellow Family members during the Army Emergency Relief campaign kickoff ceremony.

  • Dogface Soldiers support Iraqi election success

    Mar 11, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Task Force Marne units in United States Division-North successfully fulfilled their supporting role to the Iraqi Security Forces as Iraqis went to the polls to vote for the next leaders of their country, March 7.

  • Lebanese Soldier enlists to show his gratitude for good life

    Mar 11, 2010

    Lebanese Soldier enlisted out of gratitude for all the good things he has in his life because he lives in the U.S.

  • Long Barracks gets long-awaited facelift, new mission

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Some of the oldest structures on Fort Sam Houston are in the midst of spit-and-polish cleaning and major renovations. The famed Long Barracks is being converted into an Army contracting command campus, set to open November 2011.

  • Lessons in life: As told by a 5-year-old

    Mar 11, 2010

    I'd like to think I'm smarter than a 5-year-old, but all too often, my own budding youngster reminds me I still have much to learn.

  • G-4 Report, March 2010: VSAT

    Mar 11, 2010

    The Army recently marked the production of the 3,000th Combat Service Support Very Small Aperture Terminal, which allows Soldiers in remote locations to connect wirelessly to supply and logistics databases. Maj. Gen. Robert Radin, the deputy G-4, and Lt. Col. Tony Sanchez, the Product Manager for the Defense Wide Transmission Systems, discuss the benefits of the VSAT.

  • Cooperative research agreement focuses on reducing risk for Army modernization

    Mar 11, 2010

    U.S. Army CERDEC signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with DRS Tactical Systems to share research supporting risk reduction for Army modernization. The legal agreement allows both organizations to share information while protecting their intellectual property and trade secrets. The work resulting from the CRADA will contribute to Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below knowledge and information management, biometric capabilities, and condition-based vehicle maintenance.

  • Cooperative research agreement focuses on reducing risk for Army modernization

    Mar 11, 2010

    The Army has partnered with a private corporation to share information and reduce risks. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications and electronics research center signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with DRS Tactical Systems to share research supporting risk reduction for Army modernization.

  • New parachute integrated at Airborne School

    Mar 11, 2010

    The students in C Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, exited the 34-foot training tower twice as many times as normal, March 3, on Fort Benning, Ga. The change is one of several resulting from the integration of the new T-11 parachute.

  • ROC Drill gives 3rd Sustainment Bde. common goal entering deployment

    Mar 11, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - "We all live for the good of the ship, and this sustainment brigade is the ship and we all row," said Col. Shawn Morrissey, commander of the 3rd Sustainment Brigade. "Welcome aboard." This analogy was presented to the Soldiers and leaders of the 3rd Sustainment Bde. before the Rehearsal of Concept Drill at Woodruff Theater, March 5.

  • Father, son duo unknowingly end up tackling basic training together

    Mar 11, 2010

    Drill sergeants are known for the sometimes unflattering monikers they assign to trainees. When the drill instructors at Fort Knox's Company A, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry, yell, "Papa Pohl! Papa Pohl!" - the nickname is based on fact.

  • 470th MI Brigade information gathering aids Haiti response

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Members of the teams that quickly deployed to Haiti in response to the Jan. 12 earthquake have returned with first-hand accounts of what they experienced.

  • WNBA player hosts ice cream social

    Mar 11, 2010

    The children of deployed Soldiers in 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team received a sweet treat from WNBA 2009 world champion Phoenix Mercury guard Ketia Swanier Saturday at Kelley Hill's Kefurt Gym.

  • New youth complex to open

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Nearly seven months after breaking ground on Blue, Green and French fields along 1st Division Road, renovations have been completed on a youth recreation complex, walking trail and a second dog park for Fort Benning families.

  • Mass casualty exercise preps 703rd BSB medics for deployment

    Mar 11, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Mortars hit Forward Operating Base Maintain the morning of March 4, during a mass casualty exercise held by the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, in preparation for their upcoming deployment.

  • Menopause

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Four women meet in a department store while fighting over a bra: the "Iowa housewife," the "earth mother," the "professional woman" and the "soap star." So begins the story of Menopause The Musical, an hour and a half of song, dance and humor, coming to the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts March 20 and 21.

  • 'Pioneer' for women in military shares story

    Mar 11, 2010

    "It was one of the coldest Decembers on record for Cincinnati in 1943. Money was tight, we were at war, and I was needed at home," said Dorothy Hunter Davis, one of the first African-American women to enlist in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.

  • Stacey Scroggins recipient of TRADOC's Corbin Award

    Mar 11, 2010

    Award story of unusually busy Army wife with career, family, and military volunteerism of the highest caliber

  • Bridging the gap

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - In earthquake-devastated countries, a bridge can mean a link between a civilian getting to a medical facility or food and water being delivered where it's needed. In the combat zone, a bridge can help military forces move forward.

  • Army Master of Social Work degree program open to enlisted Soldiers

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G1 approved Feb. 26, the Army Medical Command's request to allow all active duty enlisted Soldiers to apply for the U.S. Army Master of Social Work program hosted by the Army Medical Department Center & School and affiliated with Fayetteville State University.

  • Tavares had Team USA bobsledders' backs atop Olympic mountain

    Mar 11, 2010

    WHISTLER, British Columbia - U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsled coach Sgt. Bill Tavares was the man behind Team USA's athletes as they blasted off the starting block throughout the 2010 Olympic Winter Games at Whistler Sliding Centre.

  • Chaplains Train to Support Deployed Service Members

    Mar 11, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Army and Air Force chaplains and their assistants, from Joint Base Balad, Iraq, attended a monthly career-development course to better ready themselves to aid as spiritual counselors, March 5 at Provider Chapel at JBB

  • 87th CSSB takes 3rd ID basketball title

    Mar 11, 2010

    <b> HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b> - After losing the 2009 3rd ID intramural basketball championship, the 87th CSSB Base Warriors out of Fort Stewart, just weeks away from deploying to Afghanistan, were out for redemption this season. They got it March 4, when they defeated the U.S. Coast Guard Station, Savannah, 72-60 in the 2010 3rd ID championship.

  • Find hands-on fun at Columbus Museum

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "It's a plant. It can't hurt you," said artist Allyson Comstock. "Imagine you boiled a piece of cabbage and rinsed it." It was hands-on and all hands in during the free "Afternoon with the Artist" workshop at the Columbus Museum. Paper-making novices stuck their hands in a vat of water and gampi fiber - squishy with a strong woody smell - and flattened the fibers to make their own artistic creations.

  • AMEDD celebrates eight-year combat medic transformation

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In October 2001, an eight-year transformation began to reengineer the 91B combat medic and 91C licensed practical nurse Military Occupational Specialties into the credentialed 68W (Healthcare Specialist) combat medic of today's Army.

  • Archers take aim in Hoyt Pro/Am Tour

    Mar 11, 2010

    More than 1,250 archers competed in 31 categories during the Hoyt Pro/Am Tour Friday through Sunday at Uchee Creek for prizes totaling $100,000. Archers shot 40 targets. The 3-D foam targets included antelopes, deer, boars and wolves. The archers shot at known and unknown distances during the event. "Every target is a challenge and each is different," said MAJ Bobby Toon, 198th Infantry Brigade, who has shot archery for 16 years and is an avid hunter. "Where the targets are located on the 3-D animals is where the vital organs would be if you were hunting a real animal."

  • Funeral procession draws massive response

    Mar 11, 2010

    Story, photos of the on- and off-post communities' response to honor fallen Marine from nearby hometown.

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