Archive: Apr 2010

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  • 70 'Patriots' among Fort Polk Soldiers flying high on silver wings

    Apr 7, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - Seventy Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division made up more than half of Air Assault Class 006-10 that graduated 138 Soldiers on Honor Field here March 26.

  • Age is just a number for Infantry Soldier

    Apr 7, 2010

    FORT POLK, La - They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, and in many respects that is true. However, that clichAfA does not fit for one 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division infantryman proudly serving at age 44.

  • Europe engineer support team to deploy in support of joint Alaska exercises

    Apr 7, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A Forward Engineer Support Team from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is scheduled to deploy April 20 to provide field force engineering support to several joint exercises at various locations around Alaska.

  • 1st Cavalry Division Museum unveils "Surge" exhibit

    Apr 7, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - With the swing of a cavalry saber, the 1st Cavalry Division Museum unveiled its newest exhibit "Back to the Neighborhoods" at Fort Hood's Soldier Family Readiness Center March 30.

  • World Trade Center I-beam finds home in Afghanistan

    Apr 7, 2010

    An I-beam that was once a part of the World Trade Center now has a home in Afghanistan where the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were first planned.

  • 21st TSC Soldiers take home top honors at culinary competition

    Apr 7, 2010

    Three Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command collected a combined total of five gold, two silver and three bronze medals for the U.S. Army Europe and Installation Management Command-Europe team at the 35th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., March 12.

  • When fighting for your country, your life comes full circle

    Apr 7, 2010

    Spc. Joseph Carter's military life began when another life tragically ended.

  • Christians come together to celebrate Easter at JBB

    Apr 7, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - More than 250 Christian service members and civilians came together for an Easter sunrise service April 4 at Holt Memorial Stadium at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Michigan Guardsmen escort Iraqi workers at JBB

    Apr 7, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Almost every morning, Soldiers with the 1073rd Maintenance Company out of Greenville, Mich., escort local nationals working with the Department of Public Works from the entry gate at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, onto the base.

  • New Camp Adventure interns have solid backgrounds in community service

    Apr 7, 2010

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - The three new Camp Adventure interns who began working at U.S. Army Garrison Brussels Child, Youth and School Services recently have a couple of things in common-they are all from the West Coast of the United States and they believe in helping others.

  • Paratroopers share care packages with borderland farmers

    Apr 7, 2010

    Spc. Erik Casarez of 3rd Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), provides his buddies on isolated COP's the basic necessities from home.

  • New name for Wiesbaden AFN affiliate

    Apr 7, 2010

    The American Forces Network Hessen renamed to AFN Wiesbaden April 2. Col. William Bigelow, AFN Europe commander, and Christian Hepp, acting director for the Department of Strategic Affairs for the city of Wiesbaden, joined Lon Blair, AFN Wiesbaden's operations manager, for the unveiling ceremony. "This reflects to the community that we are here for them," said Bigelow. During the ceremony, Blair reflected on the more than six decades of service starting with AFN Frankfurt broadcasting from a castle in Frankfurt-HAfAPchst and its move to Wiesbaden in 2004. The change from AFN Hessen to AFN Wiesbaden was aimed at better aligning the station with "the people we serve," said Blair.

  • Camp Adventure interns provide an invaluable service to Brussels Child, Youth and School Services

    Apr 7, 2010

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - There was changing of the guard of sorts at the U.S. Army Garrison Brussels Child, Youth and School Services late last month - three Camp Adventure interns departed and three new interns took over for them.

  • U.S. transfers facilities to Iraqi control as drawdown continues

    Apr 7, 2010

    With the drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq and the movement of Iraqi forces into the role of providing all security for the country, bases that have housed U.S. troops over the past several years - in many cases alongside Iraqi troops - are being returned to full Iraqi control.

  • Warrior and wife place 1 in 30K bike race

    Apr 7, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Cyclists from Warrior Country gathered to compete in a 30 kilometer bicycle race April 3 at USAG-Casey's Hanson Field House.

  • Children play with Easter Eggs to celebrate Month of the Military Child

    Apr 7, 2010

    More than 300 Soldiers, Civilians and their Family members gathered on Stewart Field on Casey Garrison April 3 to play games with Easter eggs and have Family fun. The event was sponsored by the Casey Garrison Community Activity Center and Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers.

  • Summer hire program now accepting applications

    Apr 7, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center will accept summer employment applications until May 3 for family members, ages 14 - 22.

  • 5K Fun Run gives meaning and purpose

    Apr 7, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - More than 20 Soldiers, Civilians and Family members gathered outside the Warrior's Club April 3 to walk or run 5 kilometers to raise awareness of three causes being campaigned throughout the Army during the month of April.

  • Women's history remembered on Casey

    Apr 7, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Women of different ages and ranks came together to honor women's history in the military in Casey Garrison's Thunder Inn March 31.

  • DPW employees receive Awards

    Apr 6, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Cho, Yang-hyup, acting director for the Directorate of Public Works, and Daniel Hong, DPW chief, received special recognition from Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, garrison commander, during Red Cloud's quarterly awards presentation March 25 in the garrison Theatre.

  • 264th CSSB transfers authority to 541st CSSB

    Apr 6, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), transferred authority to 541st CSSB, 15th Sust. Bde., at a ceremony at the main gym here April 1 signaling the end of 264th's Iraq tour.

  • Q-West inducts new NCOs

    Apr 6, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - The Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), inducted 48 newly-promoted noncommissioned officers from units across Contingency Operating Location Q-West into the NCO corps during a ceremony March 31 at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation center here.

  • Mobile Redistribution Team cleans up Mosul

    Apr 6, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - Members of the Mobile Redistribution Team at Contingency Operating Base Marez, Iraq, work around the clock to clean up unit's supply inventory, save taxpayer's money and prepare the base for the responsible drawdown of troops and equipment from Iraq.

  • Making things happen

    Apr 6, 2010

    CAMP LIBERTY, IRAQ- Sgt. Timothy Smith of the 812th Quartermaster Company, 260th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, and a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, works with a customer contractor picking up water from the Oasis Bottle Water Plant. He is the night shift NCOIC and is in charge of water pallet pick-ups that get delivered all throughout the Victory Base Complex. (US Army photo by 1st Lt. Robert Guillen)

  • Providers operate Army's largest supply support activity

    Apr 6, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers with the 716th Quartermaster Company out of Jersey City, N.J., manage the largest multi-category Supply Support Activity facility in the Army at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Sustainment Soldiers travel to JBB to renovate buildings for future occupancy by replacement units

    Apr 6, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers of the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) came from various locations in Iraq to work on a renovation project that began March 15 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • From Shangri-La to Tokyo: The Doolittle Raid, April 18, 1942

    Apr 6, 2010

    Admiral Halsey ordered: "Launch planes. To Colonel Doolittle and gallant command, good luck and God bless you."

  • Chief of Staff cites goals to be met in 2011

    Apr 6, 2010

    The Army has succeeded in changing and adapting over the last few years, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. told leaders at the Pentagon.

  • Soldiers sing anthem at Final Four game

    Apr 6, 2010

    Members of the Indiana National Guard sang the National Anthem before the Final Four basketball championship game in Indianapolis, April 2.

  • Gates says TRICARE won't be affected by healthcare reform

    Apr 6, 2010

    Servicemembers and retirees enrolled in one of the several forms of TRICARE won't have to buy additional health insurance and won't see a change in their healthcare coverage in the near future, according to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

  • Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant Deactivates

    Apr 6, 2010

    The Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant officially deactivated March 31 marking the end of its cartridge production mission and support to Soldiers and warfighters after almost 70 years.

  • Soldiers, families get glimpse of new home as unit preps to shift location in Europe

    Apr 6, 2010

    Within the next few months, members of Task Force 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, will leave their current location in Schweinfurt to join their parent 172nd Infantry Brigade at main post Grafenwoehr.

  • 4TROOPS mentor Soldier Show performers

    Apr 6, 2010

    Recording-artist vocalists from Soldier Show past visited members of the 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show to share tips of survival in the music industry.

  • Click here to take the TRADOC Website User Assessment/Survey

    Apr 6, 2010

    Please take a few minutes to complete our TRADOC Website User Assessment/Survey at . A annual user assessment is required by the Army, but beyond that your feedback is important to us to help us make your experience with our Website better. Your responses will help us address issues with content and usability, for instance. Your responses will be confidential, and we don't ask your name.

  • Reset

    Apr 6, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> With the pace of continuous combat operations in two wars for the past eight years, we are consuming our readiness as fast as we can build it. Reset restores returning units - their Soldiers, families, and equipment - to a level of readiness necessary for future missions. Our Reset plans include four goals - revitalize Soldiers and families to reestablish and strengthen relationships following deployments; repair, replace, and recapitalize equipment affected by the harsh environments of the war; retrain Soldiers, leaders, and units to build critical skills necessary to operate across the spectrum of conflict and applying the lessons learned from the reset pilot program.

  • Long Knives remember fallen soldier

    Apr 6, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, attended Spc. Erik George-Vega's Remembrance Ceremony, here, at the Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran's Chapel on 1 April.

  • Caisson Platoon helping Wounded Warriors

    Apr 6, 2010

    The Caisson Platoon Equine Assisted Program began at the start of the season here at Myer. The program uses the horses and Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon to provide equine-assisted therapy for the Wounded Warriors in treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The program is celebrating its fourth anniversary next month.

  • D6: Aca,!A"Caring for Soldiers, Families Aca,!A| thatAca,!a,,cs the essence of our beingAca,!

    Apr 6, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas Aca,!" With the roll out of the Installation Management Campaign plan here March 29-April 1, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of Installation Management Command, told attendees that Aca,!A"as unforeseen challenges arise, we must ask ourselves three fundamental questions: Are we doing the right things' Are we doing things right' What are we missing'Aca,!A? Aca,!A"Effective leaders and responsible leaders,Aca,!A? the general stated in the campaign plan, Aca,!A"at all levels must ask these three questions so that we can better focus our resources.Aca,!A?

  • Writing Women Back into History

    Apr 6, 2010

    At a gathering that had more men in attendance than women, Soldiers from the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), spent their lunch hour in the Club Hood ballroom celebrating the 30th anniversary of Women's History Month Mar. 30...

  • XVIII Airborne Corps bids farewell to deputy commanding general

    Apr 6, 2010

  • 85th Medical Detachment Deploys to Iraq to Combat Stress

    Apr 6, 2010

    After months of training, Soldiers from the 85th Medical Detachment, 1st Medical Brigade, said their farewells in a ceremony Mar. 25 before leaving for Iraq two days later. The 85th Med. Det. is a combat stress control unit. In Iraq, the Soldiers of the 85th will help troops deal with the stresses of combat through various methods, including using man's best friend...

  • Lt. Gen. Caslen says cultural acumen is an important warfighting skill

    Apr 6, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., commander of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center April 1 and 2 to get an overview of DLIFLC's foreign language and culture teaching mission.

  • The way ahead for the Installation Management Community

    Apr 6, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Installation Management Campaign Plan Roll-Out highlighted a four-day conference here that focused on the Army's care of Soldiers, Civilians and Families. During the event, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of Installation Management Command, labeled the plan as "a roadmap for supporting the warrior now and in the future." Army Chief of Staff George W. Casey Jr. also addressed the 2,000 conference attendees, saying, "It's clear to me the most important thing we can do ... is increase the time Soldiers are home; not just so they can spend time with their families - that's important - but so they can recover themselves."

  • Memoirs turn into charitable contributions

    Apr 6, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - One Soldier's colorful Army orientation experience has been written off as benefits for a military charity that contributes to the recovery of severely wounded Soldiers.

  • Thunder Horse troops move into action

    Apr 6, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas -Troops assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division gathered around Owl Creek Assault Course, March 29, to conduct fire team training to prepare them for their upcoming deployment to Iraq.

  • USTRANSCOM, SDDC show 'can-do' spirit supporting Haiti

    Apr 6, 2010

    Discussing the spirit of U.S. Transportation Command's support for earthquake relief and rebuilding in Haiti, Air Force Gen. Duncan J. McNabb said nothing sums it up quite as poignantly as the story of Army Lt. Col. Ralph Riddle.

  • Easter Sunrise Service

    Apr 6, 2010

    Over 3,000 people united at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery for the Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday.

  • 10th Mountain Division sons remembered

    Apr 6, 2010

    With temperatures hovering in the 50s, Northern New York weather seemed to smile on the small group gathered March 10, to celebrate the memory of 11 10th Mountain Division Soldiers. The Soldiers were from Company C, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment (R/A) (AH-64); and Company B, 2nd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment (Assault).

  • Fort McCoy Community Relations program recognized with Army-level award

    Apr 6, 2010

    The Fort McCoy Commemorative Area recently was recognized with a Department of the Army Award of Excellence in the 2009 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Communications Competition. The Commemorative Area was cited as an on-going Community Relations outreach activity that fulfills the objectives of the Army Public Affairs Program and was awarded third place in the Community Relations Program Award Category. Fort McCoyAca,!a,,cs Commemorative Area has been a part of the installation's Community Relations efforts and a fixture at the installation since 1995. It consists of multiple Commemorative Area buildings set up with period furnishings and displays, an Equipment Park with equipment representative of that used on the installation throughout its history, a History Center that displays the story line of the installation from 1909 to present, the Veterans Memorial Plaza tribute to all who have served, and a pavilion area. The Commemorative Area is situated in a park-like setting, and is a popular site for visitors. The location serves as the hub of activities for the installationAca,!a,,cs annual Armed Forces Day Open House. The slide show features views of Fort McCoy's award-wining Commemorative Area.

  • Leading the way toward a stronger democracy

    Apr 6, 2010

    The 2010 national elections in Iraq went by with order and relative peace throughout the country, and Maysan Province is a prime example of this success by Iraqi Security Forces in securing their nation and their democracy.

  • Community celebrates Women's History Month

    Apr 6, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The social struggle women throughout history endured and often overcame was the focus of this year's Women's History Month celebration March 18 at the Commons. "It's been a long stretch," said Mary M. Parry, a local civic leader and USO volunteer since 1941, "but it's been a fun job trying to make people recognize that women can do the job as well as men."

  • 10th Mountain Soldier receives PH

    Apr 6, 2010

    Sgt. 1st Class Andrew McRae, an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, receives the Purple Heart Medal from Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on March 26 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., as McRae's wife, Melissa, looks on. McRae was injured when an improvised explosive device detonated under his vehicle while on a patrol near Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

  • Watch live streaming video of the CSA's remarks at Army Leader Forum today at 11 a.m.

    Apr 6, 2010

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army Chief of Staff, is the keynote speaker at the Army Leader Forum. Casey's remarks will be streamed live beginning at 11 a.m. Please click on the link to watch.

  • DoD authorizes nonchargeable rest, recuperation for Iraq, Afghanistan

    Apr 6, 2010

  • Air Cav NCOs build team spirit, pride with morning run

    Apr 6, 2010

    Air Cav NCOs build team spirit, pride with morning run

  • Division headquarters participates in predeployment exercise

    Apr 6, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - As 10th Mountain Division (LI) Headquarters prepares for its deployment to Afghanistan later this year, Soldiers have spent last week and this week participating in a command post exercise at the Battle Command Training Center on post. A major part of the CPX has been stability operations seminars, in which government, military and civilian personnel who have been in Afghanistan recently or who have a thorough knowledge of the current situation brief division personnel.

  • IPs hand out soccer balls

    Apr 6, 2010

    An Iraqi policeman hands out toys to children near Forward Operating Base Suj, March 20. The distribution effort was a joint mission with U.S. Soldiers of Bravo Company, 2-14 Infantry Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Iraqi federal police and local government leaders.

  • Retired Army chief of staff visits Soldiers, Families

    Apr 6, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - One of the Army's foremost leaders, past or present, visited 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers and Families to gain some understanding about any concerns they may have. Retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, Association of the United States Army president and 32nd Army chief of staff, came to post March 24-25 to talk with members of the Fort Drum community and see what he can do to help make lives better for those serving in the North Country.

  • Never left behind: Rangers help build house for wounded comrade

    Apr 6, 2010

    RyAnne Noss said she has learned what Rangers mean when they say they'll never leave a comrade behind after going through the past three years of her husband's recovery from a traumatic brain injury.

  • Military continues to support recovery in Haiti

    Apr 6, 2010

    The deputy commander of the military task force set up after a devastating Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti said the U.S. military will continue to support the work of Haiti's government and international agencies after the task force is deactivated at the end of May.

  • National Guard Combatives Tournament draws record field

    Apr 5, 2010

    A record number of entries showed up for the third annual Army National Guard Combatives Tournament - and a female Soldier from Idaho nearly stole the show.

  • Leveraging Local Talent:

    Apr 5, 2010

    Tonya Templeton, Information and Referral Program Manager, started looking for an instructor based on a need for a self-defense class for middle school and high school children, and those going off to college. "We sometimes don't give those kids those skills," Templeton said, "because we assume they are big enough and old enough to know how not to get into a situation, and sometimes they don't know." Luis Rivera, a retired special operator employed by U.S. Southern Command, is currently working on a PhD program in the Science of Martial Arts and Disaster Management, at York University. This class fell in line with what he needed as instruction subjects, and he volunteered to do the class free for military families.

  • Army Safety and Occupational Health Strategic Plan

    Apr 5, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Safety is about standards - setting standards and enforcing standards. The <i>Army Safety and Occupational Health Strategic Plan</i> integrates our efforts and communicates the Army's vision and goals for safety and occupational health.

  • Task Force Diamond Head thwarts indirect attacks in Iraq

    Apr 5, 2010

    "Indirect fire" refers to the firing of a weapon without a direct line-of-sight between the weapon and its target; it's indiscriminate and it's deadly.

  • Wounded Soldiers aim for Warrior Games

    Apr 5, 2010

    Wounded Soldiers from throughout the Army came to Fort Benning, Ga., and the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit March 29-April 1 to learn from the military's best shooters in preparation for the inaugural Warrior Games.

  • Hurt one, affects all

    Apr 5, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (April 5, 2010)-U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Equal Opportunity (EO) Official Sgt. 1st Class Collette Ogletree speaks to fellow Soldiers about Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness month. This year's theme is "Hurt one, affects all," according to Ogletree.

  • Easter Sunrise Service at Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater

    Apr 5, 2010

  • Worker Exposure Status Update #2

    Apr 5, 2010

    An update on a worker's exposure to mustard agent March 17 while doing maintenance in the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility's main processing building.

  • AMC deputy visits APG, RDECOM

    Apr 5, 2010

    A senior Army Materiel Command leader paid an official visit to Aberdeen Proving Ground April 5 to get a better understanding of the installation's complex mission and its immediate and future requirements.

  • Easter in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Apr 5, 2010

  • Gimme shelter: Structures to safeguard troops

    Apr 5, 2010

    LabTV: Engineers at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass., design shelters that are energy-efficient - with LED lighting and solar panels - and easy-to-assemble - with inflatable tubes called air beams. These shelters are invisible at night.

  • CAAA Marine Corps Liaison Re-Enlists

    Apr 5, 2010

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity Commander Col. Charles Kibben reenlisted CAAA Marine Corps Liaison Gunnery Sgt. Wilson Hatter, Jr., in front of command headquarters' building March 31, 2010. Hatter has served more than 17 years in the Marine Corps, the last three of which were at Crane.

  • Joe Mantegna sends message of support

    Apr 5, 2010

  • More than third of equipment now out of Iraq

    Apr 5, 2010

    The Army is now 35 percent complete in its effort to move equipment and materiel out of Iraq as part of the withdrawal from that country.

  • Arsenal strength also comes from a sense of urgency

    Apr 5, 2010

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Although they aren't saying yet they have "mission complete," the end is drawing near for a little known team that has welded, fabricated, and assembled tens of thousands of armor kits for our warfighters. Due to their sense of urgency and commitment toward safeguarding our troops, this team is the Arsenal's Face of Strength.

  • Safety director commends Fort Hood's motorcycle safety programs

    Apr 5, 2010

    Fort Hood's motorcycle safety initiatives lead the Army in the effort to protect their Soldiers on the roads, according to the commanding general of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Old, historic Watervliet Arsenal still excites the young

    Apr 5, 2010

    For far too many years, the Arsenal has been one of upstate New York's best kept secrets. After all, from the interstate that travels along the eastern edge of the Arsenal, today's drivers see a closed front gate that once had thousands of workers moving through it every day. So, for many folks, their perception was that the Arsenal had closed. But the Arsenal is not closed and never has been closed at any time since its opening in 1813. But for many, perceptions are facts. The Arsenal is trying to change those perceptions by slowing expanding access to the Arsenal through community outreach programs, such as those that attempt to help educate students, young and old.

  • ASMDA Space Camp scholarship application deadline May 1

    Apr 5, 2010

    The Air, Space and Missile Defense Association is accepting applications for 16 one-week scholarships to Space Camp, July 4-9, until May 1.

  • Joe Mantegna

    Apr 5, 2010

    Currently starring on Criminal Minds on CBS, Joe has also been the voice of Fat Tony on The Simpsons for 18 years.

  • Food Based Morale

    Apr 5, 2010

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -Meals Ready to Eat are not the only option service members have to choose from when wanting something to eat. Now, both breakfast and dinner are served at LSA Dragon for service members wanting to have a fresh hot meal. Staff Sgt. Calvin Anderson, a food service specialist deployed from U.S. Army South, is in charge of giving the troops an alternative to MRE's.

  • Senators visit U.S. KFOR troops in Kosovo

    Apr 5, 2010

    Five United States Senators paid a visit Easter Sunday to KFOR (Kosovo Forces) Soldiers stationed at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on a NATO peacekeeping mission. North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan led the delegation and was joined by Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg, North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad and Wyoming Senator John Barrasso.

  • National Guard Combatives Tournament draws record field

    Apr 5, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A record number of entries showed up for the third annual Army National Guard Combatives Tournament - and a female Soldier from Idaho nearly stole the show.

  • Medical exchange helps Third Army stay ready for no-notice deployment

    Apr 5, 2010

    Third Army and the Uzbekistan military came together March 22-26 for an information exchange on biomedical equipment repair. The exchange played a key role in Third Army's mission to stay ready for no-notice deployment while being able to seamlessly work with partner nations on U.S. and NATO humanitarian relief missions.

  • Ability rather than disability: Wounded warriors prepare for Warrior Games with help from USAMU expe

    Apr 5, 2010

    Wounded Soldiers from around the Army came to Fort Benning and the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Mar. 29-Apr. 1 to learn from the military's best shooters in preparation for the inaugural Warrior Games. Air Rifle and Pistol are among the athletic events wounded, ill and injured servicemembers from all branches will compete in at the inaugural games May 10-14 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Paratroopers pay tribute to Operation Varsity 65 years later

    Apr 5, 2010

    Imagine your heartbeat racing uncontrollably at the speed of 160 beats per minute. You're filled with anticipation and uncertainty. No one knows what will happen next. The sound of small arms fire and artillery echoes through your head, and here you stand, above it all just waiting to hear one word - GO!

  • Personal fitness trainers help community members to lose weight, shape up

    Apr 5, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Most people can go to the gym, work out on their own, and get reasonable results. But if they want to maximize a physical training score or lose a dress size, they may want to put their fitness routine in the hands of the experts: personal fitness trainers.

  • Patient liaisons help military families adjust to using German hospitals

    Apr 5, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - In the U.S., when military community members need to visit the hospital, they simply drive to the closest one - usually, a military hospital on base. For many overseas military communities, however, there is no military hospital available. That's where patient liaison coordinators come in.

  • Army command sustains logistics for warfighters

    Apr 5, 2010

    The Army command charged with management of the logistical aspect of the Iraq drawdown and Afghanistan buildup looks to be ahead of schedule, Lt. Gen. William G. Webster Jr., said Friday.

  • Paratroopers pay tribute to Operation Varsity 65 years later

    Apr 5, 2010

    Imagine your heartbeat racing uncontrollably at the speed of 160 beats per minute. You're filled with anticipation and uncertainty. No one knows what will happen next. The sound of small arms fire and artillery echoes through your head, and here you stand, above it all just waiting to hear one word - GO!

  • ACS program troubleshoots life-related issues

    Apr 5, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - If information is power, Danielle "Danie" Denis must be a superwoman.

  • Forum teaches women to seize opportunities

    Apr 5, 2010

    Close to 100 women - and a few men - attended the second annual Women's Leadership Forum March 25, hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Equal Employment Opportunity Office, and held at the Swabian Special Event Center on Patch Barracks.

  • JBB celebrates Women's History Month

    Apr 5, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers and Airmen came together to recognize Women's History Month March 29 at Morale, Welfare and Recreation east at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Mobile Redistribution Team cleans up Mosul

    Apr 5, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - Members of the Mobile Redistribution Team at Contingency Operating Base Marez, Iraq, work around the clock to clean up unit's supply inventory, save taxpayer's money and prepare the base for the responsible drawdown of troops and equipment from Iraq.

  • 49th Transportation Battalion celebrates with replacement unit

    Apr 5, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 49th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) out of Fort Hood, Texas, spent some time getting to know its replacement unit at a battalion social March 28 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Soldiers learn to teach anti-explosive techniques

    Apr 5, 2010

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Improvised explosive devices are the main threat throughout the Iraq Joint Operations Area, and Soldiers were trained to locate them at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, March 31.

  • Army Foreign Area Officer Program

    Apr 4, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Foreign Area Officer (FAO) program, or career field 48, is made up of advanced degree holders skilled in particular languages and regional issues who can serve commanders and senior policy makers as political-military advisors, military attachAfAs and security assistance experts. On March 10, 2010, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army chief of staff, approved training for 96 new FAOs whose service is needed in South Asia, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia.

  • Books for the Doughboys

    Apr 4, 2010

    The American Library Association's Support of World War I

  • COB Basra celebrates first Protestant liturgical service

    Apr 4, 2010

    The first liturgical Protestant Worship Service was held at the Contingency Operating Base Basra chapel on Palm Sunday, March 28, 2010. "Soldiers come from a variety of faith traditions, and we have some that come from traditions such as Lutheran, Anglican, Episcopalian or Reformed who are used to several different types of things in worship that are distinct and we are trying to incorporate those things into this worship service," said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Tim Mallard, 1st Infantry Division Chaplain.

  • Sunrise Easter Service at Forward Operating Base Lightning

    Apr 4, 2010

    U.S. Soldiers, Airmen, and civilians gather around the flagpole at the crack of dawn on Forward Operating Base Lightning in Afghanistan's Paktya province, to celebrate Easter in a non-denominational service, April 4.

  • Soldiers and civilians complete disaster management workshop in Botswana

    Apr 3, 2010

    Officials from North Carolina held a disaster consequence management workshop with members of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) and several civil agencies at Sir Seretse Khama Barracks in Gaborone, Botswana, March 26, 2010.

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