Archive: Apr 2010

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  • General credits Fort Bragg paratroopers, Families with corps' success

    Apr 9, 2010

    Major Gen. Daniel Allyn, deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, has called Fort Bragg home many times during his almost 30-year career. After graduating the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1981, Allyn was stationed at Fort Bragg for the first time with 2nd Battalion, 508th Infantry as part of the 82nd Airborne Division. As he prepares to leave Fort Bragg to assume command of the 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas, he said that no matter where he goes, Fort Bragg will always be home for him and his wife, Debbie.

  • Ride 2 Recovery makes its way through Fort Hood

    Apr 9, 2010

    Delvin McMillian, a former airman first class and armament systems repairer in the Air Force, was just one of 130 other injured military veterans, civilians and active U.S. troops from all over the country who set out April 5 on a 350-mile, six-day cycling ride through the state of Texas to support the rehabilitation of wounded veterans. The cycling tour, put on by Ride 2 Recovery, a non-profit organization that raises funds to support the rehabilitation of injured veterans through indoor spinning and outdoor cycling, was just one of five that will take place this year in separate states. The ride began in San Antonio at Brook Army Medical Center and will end in Dallas/Fort Worth April 11. Gen. George Casey, the Army's chief of staff; Brig. Gen. Gary Cheek, Warrior Transition and care commander; Medal of Honor recipient Mike Thorton; and actors Adam Baldwin and Ethan Suplee also joined the group for the ride.

  • Military Children's Month Arrives In Full Bloom

    Apr 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- They are the world - and for the month of April, they are a reason for celebration

  • Sean Astin

    Apr 9, 2010

    He played Sam in the mega-hit "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. His other films include "Rudy," "Memphis Belle" and "The Goonies."

  • NCO Couple Gets Promoted Together at Old Post Chapel

    Apr 9, 2010

    Sgts. 1st Class John and Deitra Alam have served their country for a combined three decades during which they have served around the world as Soldiers, noncommissioned officers, drill sergeants and now chaplains' assistants.

  • JBLM combined leadership challenge: lessons in leadership

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWISMcCHORD, Wash. - With spring break in swing, Army JROTC cadets from four schools camped out at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for this year's Joint Combined Leadership Challenge March 29 through April 2. Air Force JROTC programs also attended the camp. Nearly 300 cadets from Lakes, Arlington, Todd Beamer and Federal Way high schools attended the camp.

  • General sees bright future for post and surrounding communities

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--The sky is the limit, according to Maj. Gen. David D. Halverson, commanding general of Fort Sill and the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence. Halverson predicted a bright future for the Lawton-Fort Sill community as he discussed Fort Sill's current state of affairs and plans for the future at a luncheon sponsored by the Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce April 1.

  • 'America's pastime' salutes America's military

    Apr 9, 2010

    As summer begins, America's pastime, baseball, stirs up in many a nostalgic sense of national pride. Now Major League Baseball has teamed with the U.S. Army to salute American servicemembers and their families.

  • Happy Child Grows Up With Autism

    Apr 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In 2007, the world of Elijah Roll and his family was topsey turvey, filled with doctor's appointments, speech and behavior therapy, various medications and lots of information on alternative treatments. And in the midst of all of that were two parents trying to understand the challenges of their 4-year-old son, who had difficulties with language and social interaction, uncontrollable temper tantrums and an inability to focus his attention on tasks.

  • Training molds Soldiers

    Apr 9, 2010

    The first of two annual Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and Military District of Washington Commanders and First Sergeants Training sessions concluded Wednesday, ushering 16 noncommissioned officers through a three-day course designed to make them effective leaders.

  • Heartfelt Mission To God Reflected In Life

    Apr 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Being a Marine and living a godly life were two goals that affected retired Maj. Gen. Mastin Robeson's entire outlook on life. And both came from the heart.

  • Airmen, Guardsmen Welcomed Home

    Apr 9, 2010

    Families gathered at Hangar 8 at Andrews Air Force Base Tuesday afternoon to welcome home servicemembers from a 60-day phased deployment to Balad, Iraq.

  • Success Yields Goodbye For Contracting Leader

    Apr 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Marlene Cruze remembers the Soldier when she advises the 600 employees of the Aviation and Missile Command's Contracting Center. Even though contracting activities at Redstone Arsenal may seem hundreds of miles from the battlefield, as far as Cruze is concerned it is the Soldier who feels the direct impact of the contracts employees negotiate and manage when acquiring aviation and missile systems.

  • Survivors get lesson in coping strategies

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors held a survivor seminar and "Good Grief Camp" at Joint Base Lewis-McChord North Chapel March 26 and 27 for the nearly 100 area family members and children connected to service members who have died

  • Fort Sill celebrates the Month of the Military Child

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Did you know, April is the Month of the Military Child' This special celebration is a legacy of Caspar Weinberger, former secretary of defense, established to underscore the important role children play in the armed forces community. Fort Sill is planning many events, ranging from parades to fun festivals, to recognize and applaud parents and their children who are everyday heroes for the daily sacrifices they make in supporting America's military.

  • New civilian aide to secretary of the Army has JBLM ties

    Apr 9, 2010

    A former I Corps deputy commanding general and chief of staff was named civilian aide to the secretary of the Army two weeks ago in a ceremony at the Pentagon.

  • Meade Soldiers make citizens' arrest in Laurel

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- A group of Fort Meade Soldiers helped nab an alleged hit-and-run driver last month.

  • Commentary: Good parents think, act like good NCOs

    Apr 9, 2010

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The first line of defense against child abuse certainly lies with parents - those who are most often the abusers. ... For me, to be a good parent you have to think and act like an NCO. Look at the attributes that make a good NCO and you'll see what I mean.

  • Former Heisman winner discusses his struggle with mental health

    Apr 9, 2010

    Herschel Walker told a group of Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Meade, Md., that he was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder after his football career ended, the reaction of many Soldiers was not one of surprise, but of admiration.

  • Mike's Egg-cellent Creations

    Apr 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the hands of Mike Chemsak, an egg looks mighty tiny. It also looks exquisite.

  • Lady Pats take WAMAC title, head to national match

    Apr 9, 2010

    This year the Fort Meade ladies' team was not beaten on the basketball court once during the 2010 regular season. There was a single forfeit during the last game that left the team with a 9-1 record. The ladies went on to dominate at the Washington Area Military Athletic Conference with three straight wins, and will compete in the next level National Military Athletic Association competition in Lackland Air Force Base, Texas from Friday to Sunday.

  • Earth Day 2010: JMC Installations Strive to Be Good Stewards of the Environment

    Apr 9, 2010

    To many it will come as a surprise to find out that this year will be the 40th anniversary for Earth Day. The Joint Munitions Command's installations plan activities for Earth Day, and are working on ways to make their installations greener and more environmentally friendly.

  • TRAINING: Warrior tasks and contracting scenarios

    Apr 9, 2010

    They applied tourniquets to legs severed by improvised explosive devices, survived Humvee roll-overs, and eliminated the enemy with M16s... then they dusted off their uniforms and provided contracting expertise to get vital supplies and services to our warfighters. It's all in a days' work for the contingency contracting officer teams of the Expeditionary Contracting Command, training to deploy. The teams are relatively new. Their formation began when the Army recognized the need for Soldiers proficient in contracting to deploy with Army units. When the Army formed the Army Contracting Command and its subordinate Expeditionary Contracting Command in 2008, the teams and the 51 C military occupational specialty were born. These contingency contracting specialists have been growing and improving their efficiency and effectiveness to fulfill their wartime mission ever since.

  • Fort Monmouth observes African-American, women's cultural training

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Members of the Fort Monmouth community recently heard presentations related to African-American and women's history, learning about important figures not widely known.

  • Look out below

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Ever stick your hand out of the car window as you're barreling down the highway' That's the feeling you get over your whole body when you jump out of an airplane, said SSG Kyle Seamans, event coordinator and assistant team leader for the Silver Wings.

  • Mentoring young motorists

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Driving dangerously-whether on a motorcycle or a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected armored vehicle-can be catastrophic.

  • New logo represents the way ahead for IMCOM

    Apr 9, 2010

    Military community members will now see a symbolic icon representing the progressive goals of Installation Management Command, the headquarters of Army garrisons worldwide.

  • USACE People: South Pacific Division commander promoted to brigadier general

    Apr 9, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Rock Donahue is the senior active duty Army officer in the San Francisco Bay area, responsible for a $1 billion federal program.

  • Sand Hill gets new BCT unit

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A new unit has cranked up on Sand Hill and will spend the next year turning civilians into Soldiers as an additional basic combat training agent for the 192nd Infantry Brigade.

  • Building stronger marriages one couple at a time

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Building strong marital bonds isn't always easy. Hectic training schedules, increased deployment tempo and heavy workloads all must be weighed against the effort to spend quality time with family.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot Repairs, Flies First F-Model Chinook

    Apr 9, 2010

    Corpus Christi Army Depot delivered its first CH-47F Chinook helicopter to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, Feb. 6, marking a turning point in the service history of the helicopter at the depot.

  • Accident prevention award goes to Fort Campbell civillian

    Apr 9, 2010

    When most people think of Geico, they think of the Gecko. Few realize that when it was founded, Geico served federal employees exclusively.

  • Area resources help counter high autism rate at Fort Leavenworth

    Apr 9, 2010

    Research of special education on post shows the Fort Leavenworth school district has a higher instance of children with autism spectrum disorders than surrounding Kansas schools. The percentage of students with such disorders on post is about 1.28, while the state average is about .47 percent. Department of Defense statistics show this trend is similar nationwide - autism occurs in about 1 in every 110 children in certain parts of the United States, but about 1 in 88 for children in military families, according to a 2008 U.S. News and World Report story.

  • IA and U.S. joint night patrol proves valuable

    Apr 9, 2010

    Soldiers of 17th Fires Brigade, deployed out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, conduct joint patrol with their Iraqi Security Force counterparts in southern Iraq's Basrah Province.

  • EDGE! offers after-school activities, adventures

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (April 8, 2010) - One of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's newer programs has been steadily gaining popularity since it began a year ago.

  • Pentagon buys MRAPs with improved suspension

    Apr 9, 2010

    The Pentagon has ordered more than 1,300 new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles with newly built independent suspension systems designed to improve the vehicles' off-road performance in Afghanistan.

  • Expert discusses benefits of post-traumatic growth

    Apr 9, 2010

    A psychology professor, researcher and author spoke to Intermediate Level Education students about post-traumatic growth April 6 in the Lewis and Clark Center's Eisenhower Auditorium. Dr. Robert Tedeschi, professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, said trauma itself isn't necessarily a good thing for people, but rather it's the struggle to deal with trauma and the resulting growth that is beneficial.

  • New bird takes flight CAB flies UH-60Ms for first time in Iraq

    Apr 9, 2010

    As Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, replaces 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, they bring with them a battalion with one of the Army's newest helicopters, the UH-60M Black Hawk. The CAB is the second active duty unit to receive the UH-60M and the first to use it in Iraq.

  • Expert discusses effects of social media

    Apr 9, 2010

    Dr. Michael Wesch, assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University, is researching how social media is affecting American culture. Wesch told Command and General Staff College students and faculty that the introduction of the Internet has caused massive changes in society.

  • Engineers partner with Iraqi Army, families to collect school supplies

    Apr 9, 2010

    Soldiers of the Ohio National Guard 16th Engineer Brigade, in partnership with the Iraqi Army 17th Division, recently identified two local Baghdad schools in critical need of school supplies.

  • 2-15 FA Soldiers Say Farewell to Iraqi Counterparts at JSS Shield

    Apr 9, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, said their final farewells to 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Iraqi Federal Police Division, at a farewell dinner at Joint Security Station Shield April 4.

  • Fest promises food, Family fun for free

    Apr 9, 2010

    In the Cajun vernacular, it's "Laissez les bons temps rouler." In the rest of the state, it's "Let the good times roll." However you say it, Fort Polk's annual CajunFest fills the bill. Held on Headquarters Field next to bldg 350 and the Warrior Community Center, this year's fest is set for April 17 and filled with food and fun for kids 2 to 72. Southwestern Louisiana's culture and cuisine will be on display and once visitors get a taste, they'll be coming back for more.

  • CSA joins wounded warriors as they 'Ride 2 Recovery'

    Apr 9, 2010

    Servicemembers and volunteers joined wounded warriors on a bike ride that took them from Austin, Texas, to Fort Hood, Texas, during the "Ride 2 Recovery" bike challenge, April 8. Ride 2 Recovery encourages the mental and physical rehabilitation of active-duty servicemembers and veterans while promoting awareness of their sacrifices. They were also joined on the 65-mile ride by Army Chief of Staff George W. Casey Jr.

  • Observance run incorporates fitness and awareness

    Apr 9, 2010

    3K Run

  • Fort Polk DES hosts annual fire school

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Fort Polk and the New Llano, La., Fire Department were the scenes of intense fire and rescue training March 19-20. For the fifth consecutive year, instructors from the Louisiana State University Fire and Emergency Training Institute came to Fort Polk to train Directorate of Emergency Services and local firefighters on current techniques and procedures.

  • FORSCOM Civilian employees answer the transfer call

    Apr 9, 2010

    In mid-2005, word came with the recommendations of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission that U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters would relocate to Fort Bragg, N.C. Nearly five years later, more than 650 U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters Army civilian employees received formal Transfer of Function notices March 1 that their jobs were relocating between 2010 and 2011.

  • Air Assault: National Guard effort prompts first Air Assault Course in eight years

    Apr 9, 2010

    The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, in conjunction with the Army National Guard, demonstrated commitment to the total Army doctrine March 15-26 as the Air Assault course reopened for a yearly class taught by a Mobile Training Team from The Army National Guard Warrior Training Center at Fort Benning, Ga. Air Assault training had not been conducted on the course since it closed in 2002.

  • Fort Belvoir Month of the Military Child

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Spaghetti dinner Maj. Jennifer Farmer, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, and her son, Austin, 2, share a moment of laughter at the Month of the Military Child Spaghetti Dinner Kickoff Tuesday at the Community Center.

  • Tigers, Warriors train Soldiers at Fort Stewart

    Apr 9, 2010

    Soldiers from the 162nd Infantry Brigade (Tigers) and the 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment (Warriors) conducted Security Force Assistance training for the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division March 21-25 at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • 2-15 FA Soldiers say farewell to Iraqi counterparts at JSS Shield

    Apr 9, 2010

    Soldiers with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, said their final farewells to 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Iraqi Federal Police Division, at a farewell dinner at Joint Security Station Shield April 4.

  • Camp Guernsey recognized by Army for its cultural resources management program

    Apr 9, 2010

    The Wyoming Army National Guard's Camp Guernsey won the FY 2009 Secretary of the Army award for cultural resources management on an installation. Camp Guernsey was recognized for the efforts of its cultural resources management office in researching, preserving, and collecting data from historic sites as an integral part of enhancing the installation's primary mission as a field artillery training center.

  • Hennis found guilty of decades-old murders

    Apr 9, 2010

    A master sergeant who was acquitted by a North Carolina court more than 20 years ago was found guilty of murder again Thursday in a court-martial at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Peek into the past

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Who is Carson McCullers' If you've never heard the name before, you're not alone. Although not a household name like Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner, Carson McCullers is considered one of the major writers of 20th-century Southern fiction.

  • Servicemembers, Vice President meet at Women's NCAA Championship

    Apr 9, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Vice President Joseph Biden meets military personnel from Fort Sam Houston at the Alamo Dome during the Women's NCAA Final Four basketball game April 6.

  • OCS hosts relay run in honor of missing Soldiers

    Apr 9, 2010

    Almost 150 Officer Candidate School Soldiers will run nearly 50 miles to Andersonville, Ga., in honor of past and present prisoners of war and missing in action comrades. The esprit de corps run will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday and end at the Andersonville National Prisoner of War Museum and Historic Park.

  • Automation to improve Post-9/11 GI Bill processing

    Apr 9, 2010

    With 153,000 veterans enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill this semester, and new automation tools to arrive this month to improve processing procedures, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki declared the program "on track" and headed toward greater efficiency.

  • Soldier's dad walks for warriors

    Apr 9, 2010

    John Cote hit the road April 1 to tackle a 2,140-mile walk in the name of wounded warriors and their families. Cote, 56, is walking from Camp Pendleton, Calif., to Fort Benning in hopes of raising $2 million to benefit the Fisher House Foundation.

  • Joint Service Drill Exhibition

    Apr 9, 2010

    Come to the Lincoln Memorial this Saturday to see what dedicated training and teamwork produces in today's military at the 3rd Annual Joint Service Drill Exhibition scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, April 10. Watch as the service honor guards showcase their unique styles of crisp rifle drill. In case of inclement weather call 202-685-2888.

  • Fort Drum youths shoot to win

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Young shooters with an eye for beauty won awards in an annual photography contest held last week at the School Age Center on Fort Drum. The 13 winners - nine of whom are 11 or younger - will see their art advance to the regional level of the Boys and Girls Club of America's ImageMakers National Photography Contest.

  • Soldiers graduate Warrior Leader Course

    Apr 9, 2010

  • Fort Drum community honors retiring Soldiers

    Apr 9, 2010

  • New PT policy

    Apr 9, 2010

  • Fort Drum Recreation Permit Office extends hours for fishing season, turkey hunting, birdwatching

    Apr 9, 2010

  • Spartan Soldiers enjoy Spring Ball

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team held their annual Spring Ball on March 26 at the Fort Drum Commons. Unit balls are an opportunity for Soldiers of all ranks to come together, share unit traditions and allow their spouses to meet the people with whom they work and deploy.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers deploy

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - With the wait finally over, Soldiers of 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team climb a set of mobile passenger stairs March 28 at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield, as they board a chartered aircraft that will fly them to Southwest Asia where they will begin their long anticipated deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility renovations progress to next phase

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Construction of the second phase of renovations at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility began April 5, another step of progress in the project to update the 34 year old building.

  • Fort Rucker tournament benefits AAAA scholarships

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Despite bogeying their last hole, David Harper, Sebastian Heemskerk, Mark Sammons and Alan King fired a 59 to win the annual Army Aviation Association of America tournament April 1 at Silver Wings Golf Course.

  • Fort Rucker's Center Library offers entertainment, free resources

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Military spouse Christina Barrington retreats to the Center Library when she needs a quiet area to study in pursuit of her master's degree. After homework is done, she brings her young daughters to the facility to read children's books or participate in craft activities.

  • Big Red One gets new division chaplain

    Apr 9, 2010

    In a time-honored tradition, the 1st Infantry Division held a changing of the stole ceremony April 5, 2010, to welcome in their new chaplain at Contingency Operating Base Basra.

  • Cross training strengthens KFOR multinational partnerships

    Apr 9, 2010

    Multinational cooperation was in full effect April 6-7, as Hungarian Soldiers from Multinational Battle Group-West trained at Camp Bondsteel with their counterparts from Multinational Battle Group-East. The focus of the joint effort was to provide the MNBG-W Soldiers with an orientation on the MNBG-E mission and its area of operation. More than 100 Soldiers from the Hungarian Army received training on hot/cold aircraft loading, K9 tactics, and marksmanship using the Small Arms Virtual Trainer.

  • Stars of the Pacific

    Apr 8, 2010

    Segments from Stars of the Pacific, a television show honoring military service that will air May 27 on KHON Channel 2 as part of Military Appreciation Month, were taped at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

  • Army Names First Operational Unit to Receive Increment 1 Technology

    Apr 8, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Increment 1 Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) equipment set is part of the Army's strategy to develop and field capability packages, which provide the Army a regular process to strengthen our units with the latest materiel and non-materiel solutions to the evolving challenges of the operating environment. Increment 1 provides the capability to significantly improve the IBCT Soldier's knowledge of the battlefield and their safety as they send unmanned systems into high threat environments instead of entering those areas themselves. Increment 1 consists of the Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle, Class 1 Block 0 Unmanned Air Vehicle, Tactical and Urban Unattended Ground Sensors, the Non-Line of Sight Launch System, and Network Integration Kits. All Increment 1 systems are networked to support sharing of detailed tactical and visual data across the IBCT, thus leveraging, supplementing and improving existing current force networks.

  • Jazz Guardians perform at annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon, Ga.

    Apr 8, 2010

    The Jazz Guardians, The Army Ground Forces Band's premier jazz ensemble, performed in late March at Wesleyan College as part of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon, Ga. The music ranged from that of Duke Ellington to Johnny Mercer to Count Basie to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The audience, which even participated in one number, left with a greater appreciation for the talents of the Army's Soldier-musicians.

  • Photos of Award Recipients at 2nd Quarter Town Hall on April 8, 2010

    Apr 8, 2010

  • Reps. Skelton, Hare visit Arsenal

    Apr 8, 2010

    The Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Ike Skelton, and Illinois Rep. Phil Hare visited Rock Island Arsenal today.

  • Fort Riley kicks off Month of the Military Child with proclamation signing

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - April is the Month of the Military Child, and Child, Youth and School Services, School Age Services and the Middle School Teen Center kicked off the event with a MOMC and Child Abuse Prevention proclamation signing April 1 at SAS.

  • Five Army Safety Awards go to AMC

    Apr 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-The U.S. Army Materiel Command and its subordinate commands have been honored with five Army level safety awards for fiscal year 2009.

  • Dog lovers unite at Fort Rucker's 1st WoofStock

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Dog lovers can unite at Fort Rucker's WoofStock 2010, hosted by Picerne Military Housing staff for residents only April 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Picerne event site off Seventh Avenue in Bowden Terrace.

  • Soldiers on profile still do PT

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT SILL, OKla.--Physical fitness and the Army go together like diets and bikini season. You really shouldn't have one without the other. Even broken Soldiers need physical training to maintain health, strength and stamina. Brigade leaders were noticing the lack of treatment of Soldiers on physical training profiles and decided to make a change.

  • Fort Riley celebrates Month of the Military Child with Easter brunch

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Riley's Conference Center hosted an Easter brunch and egg hunt April 4 for the Fort Riley community. The event was part of the Month of the Military Child celebration.

  • Corps West Coast division, districts' disaster preparedness exercise strengthens response capab

    Apr 8, 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division conducted a Deployable Tactical Operations System emergency response exercise March 30-April 2 featuring an earthquake scenario at the Bay Model in Sausalito. More than 100 employees from Division headquarters and the San Francisco and Sacramento districts participated in the four-day event, designed to show those with limited or no disaster deployment experience how to provide a seamless, effective response in an earthquake while operating from a remote location. DTOS exercises help emergency response agencies communicate faster and more effectively to assist earthquake victims.

  • Fort Rucker spring break activities provide outlets for youth

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff and other installation entities have planned fun, energetic and creative outlets to keep children busy and entertained during spring break April 19-23.

  • Beast tears through Army physical fitness tests

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--For someone nicknamed "The Beast," Spc. Christa Draggie possesses a beaming smile and perky personality that does not scream intimidation. She has earned the moniker by being a fitness animal, tearing up physical training tests in basic combat training with a score of 395. For her final test, the 30-year-old pumped out 94 pushups in two minutes, 104 sit-ups in two minutes and ran two miles in 12 minutes, 50 seconds. Her secret' Enough mental discipline to put Tony Robbins to shame, she said.

  • Families gear up for new fishing season

    Apr 8, 2010

    Children ages 15 and younger can participate in the first Family Fishing Night of the season, from 5 to 7 p.m. April 20 at Russ Pond, hosted by Outdoor Recreation. The event, open to military ID cardholders and families, is free. "You just can't beat free," said Brittany Beadle, Outdoor Recreation specialist with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. "And families don't have to travel far. Russ Pond is right at Fort Benning."

  • Jungle Cats II down Rock Force

    Apr 8, 2010

    The Jungle Cats Team II slipped past Rock Force 2-0 in an overtime penalty kick shootout during intramural soccer Monday at Doughboy Stadium. Five minutes into the first half, Rock Force's Matt Apostol, of 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, scored to take a 1-0 lead. After a throw-in by Rock Force's Thomas Schlichter, Apostol headed the ball past the goalie increasing Rock Force's lead to 2-0. Twenty minutes into the first half, The Jungle Cats Team II of 11th Engineer Battalion closed the gap, with Jonathan Espino kicking a goal, trailing 2-1. Espino tied the score at 2-2 to end the first half.

  • PHOTOS: 'America's First Team' welcomes new commander

    Apr 8, 2010

    'America's First Team' welcomes new commander

  • Executive Coaching Program continues at RDECOM

    Apr 8, 2010

    Focusing 17 members of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering workforce on "crucial confrontations" that exist in their daily lives, the second session of the command's Executive Coaching Program took place at the Edgewood Conference Center today.

  • Healthy processes prevent prostate problems

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- One in six men develop prostate cancer in their lifetimes, and even more experience enlarged prostate problems.

  • Enduring Clean Sweep Continues to Save Fort Hood Millions

    Apr 8, 2010

    by Pfc. Sean McGuire FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood and III Corps launched Operation Clean Sweep more than a year ago to help units get rid of unused or broken equipment. Between February and September 2009, units on Fort Hood turned in nearly $14 million in supplies...

  • Mustangs pass Rock Steady for win

    Apr 8, 2010

    The Mustangs crept past Team Rock Steady in a best-of-three match Tuesday in the first round of the Commander's Cup Preseason Volleyball Tournament at Smith Fitness Center. In game one, both teams remained close, tying six times during the game, but with the score tied at 23, Rock Steady of 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, hit out of bounds to give the Mustangs of CONUS Replacement Center a 24-23 lead. With the game point on the line, Rock Steady missed another hit, securing a 25-23 Mustangs win. Rock Steady began the second game with a 6-2 lead, but allowed the Mustangs to take a 9-8 lead off several missed shots. The Mustangs' defense remained strong, while Rock Steady worked on closing a 3-point deficit. Leading 14-11, the Mustangs increased their lead to 22-17 and with two missed hits by Rock Steady, and a spike by the Mustangs' Dennis Watts, sealed a 25-17 victory.

  • Former Army Chaplain speaks at Stewart's Easter Sunrise Service

    Apr 8, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Marne Garden ushered in Easter morning with a message from Chaplain (Col.) Scott McChrystal (Ret.), that God is alive. The brother of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, relayed his Easter message to an overflow crowd in the garden adjacent to what was once Trent Field.

  • SMA visits Fort Sill and Backbone Ball

    Apr 8, 2010

    Fort Sill's annual Backbone Ball received top-level interest when Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston served as guest speaker during his visit of the post Friday.

  • Post 'springs' into cleanup mode

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Pollen dust is collecting on vehicles and structures throughout the installation, signifying new growth. As this occurs, Directorate of Public Works asks Soldiers and civilians to help remove old growth during a postwide spring cleanup campaign April 13-15.

  • Life as a military child: advantages and disadvantages

    Apr 8, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- In honor of the Month of the Military Child, Fort Stewart youth have submitted essays on their lives as a military child.

  • Staff riding the way it was intended - on the back of a horse

    Apr 8, 2010

    FROT SILL, Okla. - Fort Sill's top commanders saddled up for a staff ride to Medicine Bluff on Monday. They borrowed mounts from the Fort Sill Half Section, the last horse-drawn artillery unit in the U.S. Army. Since horseback riding is a novelty to some of the Army officers, they got a safety briefing before setting out. Col. Raymond Lacey, garrison commander, who's from Brooklyn, N.Y., said he could count the number of times he's been on a horse with one hand and still have three fingers left over.

  • Stewart-Hunter marches into the Month of the Military Child

    Apr 8, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>-Hundreds of children, decked out in eye-catching, colorful T-shirts proclaiming "I Am a Military Child and Proud of It!" showed their pride as they strutted in a parade that marked the start of a month of activities in their honor.

  • Flight school students aid Fort Rucker community

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Outside classrooms and away from flight lines, student-pilots often have additional duties they perform during their time at Fort Rucker that benefit the installation and local communities.

  • Wildcats defeat Black Knights

    Apr 8, 2010

    By RACHEL JACKSON rachel.watkins@thebayonet.com The 9-and 10-year-old Wildcats added to their undefeated record April 1 after clawing their way to a 9-5 win over the Black Knights at the Youth Sports Complex. The Black Knights took a 1-0 lead on a Gilberto Contreras RBI single in the top of the first inning. Wildcat Jesse Volkman hit an RBI single to tie at 1-1 and the Wildcats took a 2-1 lead after Caleb Youngblood scored on an outfielder's error. Wildcats pitcher Volkman shut the Black Knights down in the top of the second inning, while the Wildcats added two more runs to lead 4-1. The Black Knights scored two runs on walks and tacked on two more runs to lead 5-4 in the bottom of the inning.

  • Picerne, Fort Rucker command group read to students

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker Elementary School second and third graders followed the adventures of the fictional Thumbs Up Johnnie with the help of garrison command and Picerne Military Housing members April 5.

  • TF Marne holds Fun Run

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Iraq - A bright sunny day with clear blue skies was the background for an energy-charged crowd of Airmen and Soldiers chit-chatting, stretching, talking and laughing as they prepared for the Air Force-sponsored 4.1-mile Fun Run on Forward Operating Base Warrior, April 1.

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