Archive: Apr 2010

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  • G-8 outlines 2010 Army Modernization Strategy

    Apr 30, 2010

    The G-8 announced yesterday the release of the 2010 Army Modernization Strategy which sets forth how the service intends to move back into balance through cost-effective development and rapid equipment fielding.

  • Pacific history revealed at USARPAC series

    Apr 30, 2010

    About 35 senior leaders from the U.S. Army, Pacific gathered to hear the story of Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Guillermo Gutierrez in USARPAC's Command Conference Center at Fort Shafter on Friday, April 23. Gutierrez, a veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War, spoke with the leaders about his experiences as a Prisoner of War and survivor of the Bataan Death March during World War II.

  • Army Family Covenant: Presidio of Monterey celebrates children

    Apr 30, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Community members turned out for the Celebrating Military Children festival at Ord Military Community April 24. The event offered information and activities for community children and their parents.

  • Carson breaks ground for new CDC

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Construction of the new nearly $9 million Gate 20 Child Development Center officially began April 22 with a groundbreaking ceremony.

  • Free golf, life lessons available to kids from families with military ties in Monterey area

    Apr 30, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - It's tee time for children from families with military ties in the Monterey area, thanks to a free program for school-age children at all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, are invited to hone their golf game with the help of trained coaches.

  • Daddy-daughter dance creates memories

    Apr 30, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The music ranged from Danny and the T-Birds "Greased Lightning" for the older crowd to Miley Cyrus' "Party in the U.S.A." for the younger crowd. But the theme of the night came from the Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" when all in attendance whooped it up to the line "tonight's gonna be a good night."

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord left-behind equipment in good hands

    Apr 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - An operation of this scale has not been undertaken since the Vietnam War. Joint Base Lewis-McChord Directorate of Logistics is responsible for successfully completing a historic year of repair and maintenance. Dealing with left-behind equipment from the deployment of three Stryker brigades, the 17th Fires Brigade and I Corps was a Herculean undertaking.

  • Early, centralized and responsive support among aims of the new Joint Base Lewis-McChord 'Modul

    Apr 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Veterans of deployments to combat zones can attest to the elation and frustrations surrounding reunions with loved ones. Expectations run high among Soldiers and family members who have counted the hours to emotional returns. With six major subordinate commands returning in the coming months from Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan, officials at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are working to help military members deal with the surprises that can occur during reintegration - surprises that can devolve quickly into problems.

  • Wounded Warriors find freedom through scuba

    Apr 30, 2010

    He always found freedom in the water, whether floating on rivers or lakes or diving in the ocean. Under-water, the calm settles in while the rest of the world is shut out, said Staff Sgt. Scott Frazier, a Warrior with Charlie Company. "It's just one of the best things in the world," said Frazier, a medic who is also the assistant program manager for the scuba program, a collaborative effort between the Warrior Transition Battalion and Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors.

  • Fort Carson thanks volunteers

    Apr 30, 2010

    Fort Carson's volunteers came in droves on a clear spring day to the National Volunteer Week barbecue at Army Community Service April 20.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bronze star recipient 'knows her job'

    Apr 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Staff Sergeant Katteri Franklin knew all along she wanted to be a police officer, but had no idea she would eventually want to make a career of it in the military. The McCleary, native was simply looking for a way to make a better life for herself, while helping others along the way.

  • Training on the road: Jumpmasters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Apr 30, 2010

    A team of instructors from Fort Benning, Ga. traveled to Joint Base Lewis-McChord to provide onsite training and certification for new jumpmasters. Such onsite training saves the Army millions of dollars annually, by taking training where the Soldiers are.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers, Families aim for new challenges

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- In a time when the Army encourages Family resiliency, Josh and Stacie Newman have found an activity they can enjoy together here - the Archery Club.

  • Fort Carson wounded warriors: most satisfied with treatment

    Apr 30, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, Army surgeon general and commander of Army Medical Command, led a media roundtable from the Pentagon - with Fort Carson leadership linked by teleconference - to address a New York Times article's claim that Soldiers in the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Carson were "warehoused," overmedicated and hidden away from the post population.

  • Fort Rucker tournament 'putts' money into AER

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Trent Thompson attributed it to a "team effort," while Lynn Bell said great putting paved the way. Even though both players served on Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union Tournament's winning teams, Soldiers and Families were the victorious ones April 23 at Silver Wings Golf Course.

  • Community Seeks Generosity From Thrift Shop

    Apr 30, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the smiles of children and the neighs of the horses they ride the mission of the Redstone Thrift Shop lives on. On a sunny Sunday afternoon, Rose Dashner, 9, sits atop Sassy at Happy Trails Therapeutic Riding in New Market. From her ease handling the horse, it is hard to tell that little Rose cannot see.

  • Saturday Night's All Right For Racing

    Apr 30, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- If you're looking for Staff Sgt. Chris Cole, start your search at the Huntsville Speedway. Tires squeal, sparks fly, engines roar and the smell of burnt rubber, oil and fuel fill the air as the sun sets and the Huntsville Speedway comes to life April 16. Behind car 27 sits Cole, living proof of racing's universal appeal.

  • Army youth scavenge donations in 'Dude - Find the Food' hunt

    Apr 30, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Team Gaga-ha was ready and decked out in custom team T-shirts when they chanted their trendy team name for all to hear outside the Army Community Service building, here, April 24, at 9 a.m.

  • Night at Safeco Field highlights importance of military to region

    Apr 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Joint Base Lewis-McChord was well represented April 17 at the Seattle Mariners' eighth Salute to the Armed Forces Night before their game against the Detroit Tigers. The annual event commemorates the importance of the military community in the Pacific Northwest, and gives the Seattle Major League baseball franchise a chance to thank the men and women in uniform, along with veterans and their families, for their daily sacrifices to keep the nation secure.

  • 'This Can Fly' I'm Amazed!'

    Apr 30, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- "Can you believe this thing can fly' I'm just amazed it can get off the ground!" It was hard to tell who was more excited about the Chinook helicopter displayed Thursday on the Bring Your Child to Work Day field - Rob Fratangelo, who works on missile testing for the Redstone Test Center, or his two children, second-grader Izzy and pre-kindergartner Cole.

  • Camaraderie wins in 2010 Fort Bragg spring post track meet

    Apr 30, 2010

    Fort Bragg's Family and Moral, Welfare and Recreation held its annual Spring Intramural Track and Field Meet April 19 through 26 at Hedrick Stadium. Among the different running events, the meet also included shot put, discus, javelin, and the long jump.

  • Schofield Sharks swim to healthy mind, body

    Apr 30, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Schofield Sharks Swim Team is the only Army swim team in Hawaii, and it is currently hosting tryouts at Richardson Pool, here, weekdays at 4 p.m.

  • Garrison civilians take a ride to the ranges

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT SILL, OKla. -- Fort Sill civilians stepped out of their offices April 22 and went onto the ranges where Soldiers execute their daily tasks. It was the first "Team Sill, On Target" staff ride. The group met outside the Fort Sill Welcome Center, which was fitting since the tour was meant to do just that welcome them to post. Not everyone in attendance was a new employee to Fort Sill, but they all shared a common curiosity about the artillery fire they hear on a regular basis.

  • Fort Bragg warriors take to the water for fifth annual tourney

    Apr 30, 2010

    Under a dimly lit spring morning sky, 150 boaters and professional anglers were paired with an equal number of servicemembers for what would be a fun day of fishing and fish stories in the fifth annual Warriors on the Water Military Appreciation Fishing Tournament, which took place Friday.

  • Olympic muscles

    Apr 30, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Timmy Orlando from the Molokai Delegation deadlifts 405 pounds during the Special Olympics Powerlifting competition, at Martinez Gym, April 25. The event also included a squat competition.

  • Fort Carson Soldier receives Bronze Star

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -Cpl. Helen Ruhl, 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, was presented the Bronze Star Medal with Valor device for her exceptionally valorous actions while under enemy fire by Brig. Gen. James Pasquarette, deputy commanding general, support, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, during an awards ceremony at Pershing Field, April 21.

  • And The Best Chapter Is ...

    Apr 30, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Placed on a table in front of the guest speaker at the local celebration of the 102nd birthday of the Army Reserve was an enormous trophy that represented a major milestone for the celebration's host. The Third Region President's Trophy of the Association of the U.S. Army was presented to the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of AUSA at a third region meeting a week before the Reserve birthday celebration. The chapter's president, Steve Taylor, made it a point to have the trophy at the Reserve event.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates children

    Apr 30, 2010

    18th Annual Children's Festival Saturday at the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds. The event, presented by Child, Youth and School Services, celebrates the Month of the Military Child.

  • Army parachutist tries for flight record over southwest Oklahoma

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--It was the biggest squirrel Dustin Spradlin has probably ever seen -- and a flying one at that. The creature landed next to his farmland April 14 outside Altus Air Force Base. Spradlin could not believe his eyes when Staff Sgt. Ben Borger of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, Golden Knights, walked up in his wing suit and introduced himself. "He actually saw me when my parachute opened and under canopy. Of course, I was about three or four miles away and he didn't believe what he was seeing so, he went back to work. When I hiked up to him and he saw me with all my equipment and the oxygen mask and helmet he was like, 'I guess I was right. I guess I did see a parachutist,'" said Borger.

  • Guard readies as Gulf Coast braces for oil spill

    Apr 30, 2010

    At least three states along the Gulf of Mexico are preparing for a potential call for thousands of National Guard members as the nation ramps up its response to the ongoing oil spill.

  • Cultural Resources Management Program takes visitors back to Fort Bragg's past

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Fort Bragg Soldiers, Family members and civilians got their hands dirty this Earth Day at McFadyen Pond near Butner Road.

  • Citizen Soldiers Serve Strongly With Support

    Apr 30, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The local celebration of the 102nd birthday of the Army Reserve involved more than a cake and an exchange of congratulations. It also included a look at how the Reserve has evolved during its history, reflected in comments made by Steve Taylor, president of the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army; Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle; and one of the Reserves' commanders, Capt. David Borders, who just returned from leading the 375th Engineer Company in Iraq. They were part of a Reserve birthday breakfast celebration Thursday at Lockheed Martin.

  • Local businesses help Fort Bragg residents celebrate Earth Day

    Apr 30, 2010

    This year marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. According to research, it was founded in 1970 by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin to raise appreciation for the Earth's environment. Picerne Military Housing and Sandhills Utility Services joined forces to teach Families how to make Fort Bragg more sustainable to ensure future installation capabilities

  • Womack provides specialized care for babies

    Apr 30, 2010

    Babies who are born before their due date require special care and attention that some hospitals may be unable to provide. Womack Army Medical Center has a neonatal infant care unit dedicated to caring for babies who decide to come a little early. The NICU provides specialized, neonatal care to babies with 30 weeks and greater gestation. The unit centers care on the Family, with the parents making all the decisions in the infant's care.

  • Garrison Web page gets new look

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Did you know Fort Sill has redesigned many of its official Web pages' Many sites now include links to everything from official social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter to Fort Sill Town Hall meetings. Quickly sharing information and getting the message out are some of my top priorities and using these venues will allow me to let you know what's happening in almost real time. To continue to reach out to the community and solicit feedback, visitors to our site have multiple avenues to reach installation leaders.

  • Officers Step Up With Milestone Graduation

    Apr 30, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Redstone Arsenal has one good marketing tool in its Command and General Staff College satellite campus. The new satellite campus, which graduated its first class of officers from the intermediate level education common core course Friday, draws Soldiers from throughout the country. A survey of its parking lot on graduation day showed car tags from states like Colorado, New York, Kansas, Washington and Michigan.

  • At the New C4ISR Campus, Earth Day is Every Day!

    Apr 30, 2010

  • Volunteers honored for $2.3 million worth of services, time

    Apr 30, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A week's worth of activities celebrating U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Volunteer Recognition Week culminated with the annual awards ceremony, here, where family members, coworkers and friends gathered to cheer on this year's 44 nominees and eventual category winners, including the brightest of volunteer stars.

  • Sill selects drill sergeant of the year

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla--After a week of intense testing, Drill Sergeant (Staff Sgt.) Vincent Higgins, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 19th Field Artillery, won the 2010 Fort Sill Drill Sergeant of the Year competition. He competed against three other drill sergeants from the 434th FA Brigade. Sgt. 1st Class Michael Iozzo, A Battery, 1-19th FA, finished as runner up. The brigade made the announcements during a ceremony April 21.

  • Fort Bragg recognizes volunteers for special service, donated time

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Iron Mike Awards, given quarterly, were presented at the Fort Bragg Club for special service during the months of January, February and March. Iron Mike symbolizes the World War II-era trooper that is synonymous with the spirit of Fort Bragg.

  • Redstone Tax Center Returns Exceed Goal

    Apr 30, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- All that was missing was a judge. But the verdict was never in doubt. With the courtroom as the venue, the Redstone Tax Center held its closing ceremony April 21 after another year of providing free tax preparation services for active duty military, reservists on active duty for more than 29 days, retired military and their family members.

  • Soldier, Former Aiea Football Star Gives Back

    Apr 30, 2010

    Serving in the U.S. military is an opportunity to give back to a nation that offers freedom, justice and equality to all who call it 'home'. One 94th Army Air and Missile Defense soldier takes it a step further to give not only to his country but to his local community as well. Sgt. 1st Class Jay Chaviera, early warning system evaluator, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 94th AAMDC headquartered at Fort Shafter, volunteers as a defensive back coach for the Aiea High School Na Ali'I football team to give back the community, the high school and the sport he was raised in.

  • Hawaii's Chamber celebrates 25th anniversary of Military Appreciation Month

    Apr 30, 2010

    HONOLULU - While Hawaii remains the U.S. military headquarters for national security in the Pacific, the military's role has been expanded to include humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and enabling global commerce and trade for Pacific nations.

  • AMC awarded two Shingo bronze medallions

    Apr 30, 2010

    The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence has recognized two U.S. Army Materiel Command programs with Shingo bronze medallions for their work in implementing Lean systems in support of the manufacturing, repair, overhaul and maintenance of warfighter equipment.

  • Mobilization and Deployment Brigade wins Chief of Staff award

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--The Fort Sill Mobilization and Deployment Brigade won awards for the 2010 Chief of Staff, Army Deployment Excellence for the U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard supporting unit categories. The Army created the competition to recognize and award units and installations for deployment excellence, to capture and share innovative deployment process initiatives and to track Army deployment training trends for doctrinal and training updates.

  • Volunteers Thanked For Helping Hand

    Apr 30, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It's 4 a.m. on a cool fall Saturday, and 8-year-old John William Diffey is not sleeping soundly all snuggled up in his bed covers. Instead, this go-getter third grader is snap-to awake, greeting deer hunters at Outdoor Recreation, and helping them to get checked in and assigned to the hunting areas. Once his job is done, John William falls in line with his dad, Bill Diffey, and the two head out for their own hunting time in the woods. But, later in the day, the Diffey father and son team are right back at Outdoor Recreation, signing in returning hunters, and recording the weight and other features of any wild game kills. So is the life of one of Redstone Arsenal's youngest volunteers.

  • Army SBIR Achievement Award given to USASMDC/ARSTRAT effort

    Apr 30, 2010

    One of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) Army SBIR Phase II contractors, TRS Technologies, Inc., has been competitively selected to receive the Army Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Achievement Award for their effort titled "New Ferroelectric Components for Ferroelectric Generators (FEGs) and Capacitive Discharge Units (CDUs)."

  • Special Ops exercise becomes a reality for 'hostages'

    Apr 30, 2010

    U.S. Army Special Operations Command opened its training doors to a selected group of supporters of the command and military to increase their knowledge of USASOC's operations and training.

  • Hundreds celebrate Earth Day at festival

    Apr 30, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Live hula dancers and tales of adventurous sea turtles captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of children, here, during the 3rd Annual Earth Day Festival at the Kalakaua Community Center, April 23.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny

    Apr 30, 2010

    Soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny wait as their UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter warms up in Shindad, Afghanistan March 24, 2010 for a flight which will carry them to their area of operation in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. PHOTO BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Gen. Casey visits Fort Bragg, meets with paratroopers

    Apr 30, 2010

    While visiting Fort Bragg, United States Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., spoke with leaders of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and conducted a small reenlistment ceremony on April 21.

  • USAG-HI receives restoration honors

    Apr 30, 2010

    HONOLULU - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii received Hawaii's highest honor for preservation projects, April 22, at the Bishop Museum Atherton Halau, here.

  • Fort Bragg goes 'green' with hybrid shuttle buses

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Fort Bragg has seven new hybrid-electric shuttle buses that are helping members of the Fort Bragg community get around the installation a little easier.

  • Fort Bragg wins environmental award

    Apr 30, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Any Soldier who's ever been stationed at Fort Bragg, is familiar with the Red-cockaded Woodpecker.

  • Task Force Destiny in Qual-I-Nah, Afghanistan

    Apr 30, 2010

    101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopters take off from Qual-I-Nah, Afghanistan April 23, 2010 after Destiny visited the Spanish Provincial Reconstruction Team here. PHOTO BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • 44th Medical Command inactivates, reactivates as 44th Medical Brigade

    Apr 30, 2010

    The Dragon medics of the 44th Medical Command held a one-of-a-kind ceremony at Fort Bragg April 21. The unit was inactivated and reactivated as the 44th Medical Brigade and they held a change of command as well as a commander's retirement ceremony.

  • FORSCOM Employees Prepare for NSPS to GS Transition

    Apr 30, 2010

    U.S. Army Forces Command's Department of the Army civilians currently administered under the National Security Personnel System (NSPS) will be moving to the General Schedule (GS) system on May 23, 2010, affected employees were told during an "NSPS-to-GS" Town Hall Meeting, Tuesday at the FORSCOM headquarters.

  • From vehicle recovery to taking buildings, this exercise had it all

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - Field training exercises, by design, serve as a diagnostic tool for leaders to assess the competence and capabilities of their organization and the individuals who comprise it. During the 214th Fires Brigade's annual 10 day FTX in April, those tests stressed the full spectrum of its operations. Soldiers from each battalion trained on individual, team, unit, and battalion-level tasks. But, the current deployment cycles of Operation Iraqi Freedom have left some of the battalions at an operational disadvantage for the FTX.

  • Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade AH-64 Apache Helicopter

    Apr 30, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter takes off from Qual-I-Nah, Afghanistan April 23, 2010 after Destiny visited the Spanish Provincial Reconstruction Team here. PHOTO BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • CID agents explain sexual assault investigation process

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Family Advocacy Program's Lunch and Learn series aims to help prevent sexual assault, but if such an incident does occur, Criminal Investigation Division personnel described the investigation process after an attack.

  • Carson uses Earth Day as teaching tool

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Fort Carson students celebrated Earth Day with an array of activities centered on the message of sustaining the environment for a secure future.

  • Communications form Army's central nervous system

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - The spine is an interesting piece of biological hardware. Above the waist, it serves as the only support column for the human body and anything it carries. Structurally, it must be very strong, but it must also be flexible. Foremost among its duties, however, is housing the central nervous system, the information network of the entire body. Without it, we are lost. For the 214th Fires Brigade, and for much of the modern Army, the central nervous system is also comprised of a single, dynamic entity: the corps of communications personnel.

  • Fort Rucker Aviation spouses share love of art

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Chantal Durham-Bogers and Anouk Gunter lived two blocks away from each other in Roosendaal, Holland, but it took moving thousands of miles to Alabama to meet and form a friendship over their shared love of art.

  • Fort Rucker youth services seeks child care providers

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A chance to grow personally and professionally while staying at home awaits community members when they choose to become Family Child Care providers.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache

    Apr 30, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter takes off from Qual-I-Nah, Afghanistan April 23, 2010 after Destiny visited the Spanish Provincial Reconstruction Team here. PHOTO BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Basic trainees learn their way around

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers in their second week of basic combat training were introduced to day and night land navigation Tuesday on Sand Hill.

  • PM MEP Users' Conference: Powering the Warfighter to Victory

    Apr 30, 2010

    The Project Manager for Mobile Electric Power (MEP) has scheduled a users' conference that will provide an open forum on tactical electric power (TEP) issues across the military services May 4-6 at the Shades of Green Resort, Armed Forces Recreation Facility in Orlando, Fla.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny

    Apr 30, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter travels through the mountains of Afghanistan April 24, 2010. Task Force Destiny is serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom X. PHOTO BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Neither rain nor volcano: Engineers return from Afghanistan

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 60th Engineer (Vertical) Company had to wait out an erupting volcano and then fly around powerful thunderstorms Saturday morning, but the unit finally made it home. Nearly 150 Soldiers are back at Fort Benning after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, where they helped put up large structures and provided heavy equipment support for U.S. and coalition forces.

  • Sustainers Test Vehicle Recovery Trailer

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky (April 29, 2010) -- Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Fort Campbell, Ky., participated in an operational test of the Joint Recovery and Distribution System, or JRaDS, 40T Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle recovery and evacuation trailer last week.

  • Sling load course students learn to inspect, rig vehicles, supplies for helicopter transport

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 29, 2010) -- Picture this: Four tons of wavering, hulking machinery hovering just inches above your head; 50 mph winds being thrust toward you in continual streams; and giant, menacing propellers producing deafening thuds that slice right through you. It's an image most of us can't fathom. But it's a reality that military members and Civilians enrolled in the sling load course must confront. Twenty-two Soldiers, Airmen and Marines came face-to-face with that expectation during the final day of the Sling Load Inspector Certification Course that ended April 16 at McLaney Drop Zone here.

  • Medics test their ability to respond to mass casualties

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - On the morning of April 7, 2010, rocket exhaust billowed across the early sky and Spc. Derek Kirkman smiled. Following the fading ember, his head turned, and then back again as the second rocket fired, completely obscuring the launcher in a deadly cloud of hot vapors. As a human resources specialist with HHB, 214th Fires Brigade, Kirkman witnessed a side of the Army he had never seen before, and became a little better acquainted with the field artillery mission. However, things were about to become much more intimate.

  • Administrator gets chance to see missilemen in action

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - On the morning of April 7, 2010, rocket exhaust billowed across the early sky and Spc. Derek Kirkman smiled. Following the fading ember, his head turned, and then back again as the second rocket fired, completely obscuring the launcher in a deadly cloud of hot vapors. As a human resources specialist with HHB, 214th Fires Brigade, Kirkman witnessed a side of the Army he had never seen before, and became a little better acquainted with the field artillery mission. However, things were about to become much more intimate.

  • 2010 Soldier Show hits the road

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The 2010 Soldier Show opened to distinguished visitors and their Families from throughout the metro Washington, D.C., area last week as part of this revue's 27-year traditional kick-off event.

  • 'Hodge Hall' closes its doors

    Apr 30, 2010

    For several years, Soldiers at Camp Liberty have been learning how to respond to IEDs at "Hodge Hall," named in honor of a sergeant killed on a route-clearance mission.

  • Long hours, hot kitchens, the continuing struggle of Army cooks

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - Most Soldiers observe a workday that lasts from first formation to last formation, which can range anywhere from eight to 10 hours. Often, in service to their country, Soldiers will work beyond duty hours to accomplish their missions. By way of consolation, the schedule contains long weekends designed to give Soldiers some much-needed down time. There are other Soldiers, however, that rarely receive these compensations and whose workdays are even longer. They receive no extra pay or comp time. In fact, they are regularly criticized for their efforts by the very people whom they - quite literally - serve. As cooks in the U.S. Army, the days are long, hot, exhausting, and often thankless...

  • Nearly 2,000 explore FORSCOM job opportunities at Fort Bragg

    Apr 30, 2010

    The line formed early for the 10 a.m. "Exploring Employment Opportunities with U.S. Army Forces Command" Information Exchange, and continued through mid-afternoon, April 23, at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

  • Battalion NBC NCO hones skills by training others

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - The Soldiers gathered around the disabled vehicle, paying close attention to the door handle as the leader coated its surface in a light gray dust, taken from the bag in his hand, which closely resembled a pouch from a meal ready-to-eat. In this first stage of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agent training, Soldiers of the 168th Brigade Support Battalion and the 529th Signal Company learned the proper procedures for decontaminating surfaces during chemical attacks.

  • Knox physician finds military life a good fit

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- While the age limit on active duty Army Soldiers has been expanded, few are allowed to enlist after age 42.

  • Intern program vital in refreshing the workforce

    Apr 30, 2010

  • Soldier Show opens to enthusiastic cheers from VIPs

    Apr 30, 2010

    This year's Soldier Show opened with a preview performance in the Washington, D.C., metro area April 24, with many attendees wearing their dress blues as they participated in this revue's 27-year traditional event.

  • Armor library preparing for move to Fort Benning

    Apr 30, 2010

    Librarians prepare to move 20,000 books, journals, papers to support the Armor branch move in 12 months

  • Soldiers learning to ASIST potential suicides

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- If the Soldiers in the chapel looked relaxed, wearing civilian attire, with coffee and other refreshments in the back, the scene belied their somber expressions. Threatening to leap to his death, the chaplain of the 168th Brigade Support Battalion, Chap. (Capt.) Jeremy Plevka, hesitated expectantly. Someone had to say something, and say it quickly. Time out. All eyes turned toward Chap. (Maj.) Milton Johnson, the 214th Fires Brigade chaplain, as he explained some of the finer points of connecting with individuals in crisis. Game on.

  • Spouses focus on time management skills

    Apr 30, 2010

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. Aca,!" Military spouses attended a free one-day workshop April 19 to learn techniques for effective time management skills, empowering them with the tools to excel under changing conditions and stressful situations.

  • CBRNE Command selects NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Apr 30, 2010

    Two 20th Support Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives Soldiers proved to be "best of the best" and were selected the CBRNE Command's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • Military spouses receive special recognition this month

    Apr 30, 2010

    Military Spouse Appreciation Day honors the contributions and sacrifices of military spouses around the world. It is now observed annually on the Friday before Mother's Day every year. USAG Schinnen's ACS makes the day special with Military Spouse Appreciation Coupon Books, available free to service members and military spouses from all branches of the Armed Services.

  • From Trainee to Trainer

    Apr 30, 2010

    Kabul - U.S. Soldiers are being changed from inexperienced, nervous privates in the United States Army basic combat training one day, to knowledgeable, qualified mentors for soldiers in the Afghan national army basic warrior training the next. Many young Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, now find themselves in this new role of teaching basic soldier fundamentals to ANA privates.

  • Afghanistan Contractors Rebuild Walls

    Apr 30, 2010

    AZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan -- Soldiers of Red Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, rode out to check on a school's wall repairs being made by a local contractor in Mazar e Sharif, Afghanistan, April 29.

  • WINN Warrior Transition Battalion chosen pilot site for Army's Service Dog Training

    Apr 30, 2010

    Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Transition Battalion is the chosen pilot site for the Army's Service Dog Training Program.

  • Army releases 2010 modernization strategy

    Apr 30, 2010

  • Bamberg's Army community comes together to raise awareness, fight abuse of legal substances

    Apr 30, 2010

    BAMBERG, Germany - Parents and guardians of pre-teens and teenagers have a growing threat to contend with; one that can be found in the homes and medicine cabinets of most community members.

  • Soldier Show brings exciting entertainment, inspiration to community

    Apr 30, 2010

    The 2010 Soldier Show comes to the Tri-Border, May 18 for a one-night performance.

  • Biology students dissect frogs, cats at JBB

    Apr 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Service members at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, recently traded their rifles for scalpels. Distance learning students attending the University of Maryland University College at the Blackjack Education Center at JBB dissected frogs for their biology class April 22, and cats April 24.

  • Cavalry regiment protects convoys traveling to Habur Gate

    Apr 30, 2010

    HABUR GATE, Iraq - Soldiers with 1st Platoon, G Troop, Regimental Fires Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) make weekly runs to Habur Gate, Iraq, to provide convoy security for trucks heading out of Iraq into Turkey.

  • Golf course makes game accessible to disabled vets

    Oct 14, 2011

    Never an easy game, golf becomes even more difficult for those with physical challenges. For years, the American Lake Veterans Golf Course in nearby Lakewood has made the game accessible to disabled veterans with its innovative programs. With the opening of its new $1.3 million Rehabilitation and Learning Center, the course will improve that access.

  • Three Mountain Warriors receive Silver Stars for valorous actions

    Oct 17, 2011

    Three Task Force Mountain Warrior Soldiers were awarded the Silve Star for valor by Gen. George W. Casey, the Army Cheif of Staff, today, in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.

  • Revision of Army Mobilization and Operations Planning and Execution System

    Apr 29, 2010

  • Little Pig found not guilty of murder

    Apr 29, 2010

    As part of Law Day, the 25th Infantry Division Staff Judge Advocate held a mock trial, "Big Bad Wolf vs. Little Pig," at Wheeler Elementary and 1st Sgt. Samuel K. Solomon Jr. Elementary Schools April 27 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Law Day, a national holiday that occurs May 1 every year, celebrates the rule of law and the history of the judicial system in the United States.

  • 'Stars of the Pacific' Honors Military Service

    Apr 29, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, and Sgt. Matthew Girard, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Inf. Div., recently taped part of a 'Stars of the Pacific' television special at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. The show, which honors military service, will air May 27 on KHON Channel 2 during Military Appreciation Month.

  • Let's Ride! 25 STB motorcyclists mentor riders, cruise island

    Apr 29, 2010

    Lt. Col. Paul Romagnoli, battalion commander, 25th Special Troops Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, led 24 Soldiers on a battalion ride from Schofield Barracks around the island of Oahu, April 21, part of the battalion's motorcycle mentorship program.

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