Archive: Apr 2010

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  • JBB kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with leaders' workshop

    Apr 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Army and Air Force came together to host a sexual assault awareness leaders' workshop at Morale, Welfare and Recreation center east, April 2 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Fort Hood transportation unit heads home

    Apr 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 49th Transportation Battalion, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) handed its mission over to the 14th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), during a transfer of authority ceremony April 3 at Morale,Welfare and Recreation center east at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Corps of Engineers Gulf Region South furls flag

    Apr 3, 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division completed the transition from three engineer districts in Iraq to one as the Gulf Region South's colors were cased March 29.

  • USACE turns over Iraqi Army post in ancient Iraqi city

    Apr 3, 2010

    With a snip of the ceremonial ribbon, Dhi Qar's Governor Aziz Kadum Alwan Al Ogheli and Ur Location Commander Brig. Gen. Hassen welcomed more than 300 guests to view the $27 million renovation and new construction at Camp Ur Location Command & Regional Training Center near Nasariyah, Iraq, March 28.

  • Construction on Iraqi Army Camp Ur complete

    Apr 3, 2010

    CAMP UR, Iraq - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held March 28 at Iraqi Army Camp Ur, Iraq, commemorating the completion of a $27 million project funded by U.S. forces for the Iraqi Army.

  • USACE provides modern meat processing plant for northern Iraq

    Apr 3, 2010

    The USACE Gulf Region District, Kirkuk Resident Office served as the management partner for construction of the $1.1 million meat processing facility. The government-run project which became fully operational this month was initiated to promote the processing of meat products under sanitary conditions in an effort to reduce health risks for consumers according to local officials.

  • Soldiers keep an eye on Mosul

    Apr 3, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - The Base Defense Operations Center at Contingency Operating Base Marez, Iraq, acts as the eyes and ears of the base and surrounding areas, to ensure the safety of everyone within its walls.

  • USACE re-awards contract to jump-start Mosul Cardiac Care Center

    Apr 3, 2010

    Residents of Ninewa Province, Iraq, have two difficult choices when seeking medical treatment for serious heart related disease. Patients needing cardiac care must either travel to Baghdad or seek treatment in a foreign country. Help is on the way for residents with the recent revitalization of the Ibn Sena Cardiac Surgery Center project.

  • USACE project building new wing on Baqubah Hospital

    Apr 3, 2010

    The U.S. Corps of Engineers is the managing partner for a hospital expansion in Baqubah, Iraq.

  • US Senators visit JBB to discuss mission, constituent concerns

    Apr 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Three U.S. senators came to the Oasis dining facility to visit service members and receive a brief on the upcoming responsible drawdown of forces, March 29 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Presidio CDC classes parade to support Month of the Military Child

    Apr 2, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Monterey Road Child Development Center children kicked off the Month of the Military Child celebration with a parade around the center at Ord Military Community April 1. Children decorated hats and white T-shirts earlier in the week and wore them as well as an assortment of other festive garb as they paraded around the facility. Various activities are planned throughout the month at the Presidio's Child, Youth and School Services organizations. One big event for the community is the Celebrating Military Children extravaganza at the Stilwell Community Center on OMC 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. April 24. There will be arts and crafts, live entertainment, a bouncy house, food and more for Presidio and OMC youth. For more information on the event, call 831-242-5530

  • Gates presents TRANSCOM with Joint Meritorious Unit Award

    Apr 2, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates traveled to Scott Air Force Base to personally present U.S. Transportation Command with the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.

  • Presidio adds new calendar function to Web site

    Apr 2, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio of Monterey Web site has a new calendar feature intended to better inform its users and visitors about events, ceremonies and recreation opportunities associated with the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and the Garrison.

  • Program helps Families cope with stress

    Apr 2, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Soldiers and Family members have a free and anonymous resource to help manage military lifestyle issues to include building resiliency, deployment stress, transition and reintegration.

  • Fort Carson welcomes home 71st EOD

    Apr 2, 2010

  • U.S. Transportation Command receives major award

    Apr 2, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates traveled here yesterday to personally present U.S. Transportation Command with the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.

  • Post Soldier mastering martial arts

    Apr 2, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Harry Kong looks like your normal workout warrior as you see the 4th Infantry Division member workout at McKibben Physical Fitness Center.

  • Monthly Cookouts Raise Money and Morale at Fort Hood

    Apr 2, 2010

    Monthly CTSF cookouts are held on the last Friday of each month, and the profits from the $5 per person donation asked at the head of the food line go toward Fort Hood area charities and the annual CTSF holiday party.

  • Program sets Carson teens up for success

    Apr 2, 2010

  • Reducing stigma, increasing knowledge

    Apr 2, 2010

  • Statement by Army Secretary John McHugh

    Apr 2, 2010

    "Yesterday, in response to a series of questions from reporters regarding "Don't Ask Don't Tell," I made several statements that require further comment. "First, while President Obama has asked Congress to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell", it is and remains the law of the land. As I have testified before Congress and Secretary Gates has made clear, the Department of Defense will continue to apply the law, as we are obligated to do. "Second, I was incorrect when I stated that Secretary Gates had placed a moratorium on discharges of homosexual service-members. There is no moratorium of the law and neither Secretary Gates nor I would support one. Further, the recent changes to implementing regulations authorized by Secretary Gates, which I support, apply the law in a fairer and more appropriate manner; they do not in any way create a moratorium of the law. "Third, with regard to the three soldiers who shared their views and thoughts with me on "Don't Ask Don't Tell", I might better have counseled them that statements about their sexual orientation could not be treated as confidential and could result in their separation under the law. Because of the informal and random manner in which these engagements occurred, I am unable to identify these soldiers and I am not in a position to formally pursue the matter. "Secretary Gates has committed to soliciting the views of men and women in uniform across the military, including those who are gay and lesbian, within the parameters of the review process he has established. The intra-department, intra-service working group, led by Jeh Johnson, general counsel of the Department of Defense, and Gen. Carter Ham, commander, U.S. Army Europe, is working to determine the most effective and most comprehensive way to do this. The working group is likely to utilize a third party from outside of the department to solicit these views so soldiers can speak candidly and without fear of separation. I urge every soldier to share his or her views and suggestions on this important issue through this channel. This is the appropriate way to do so. I strongly support the deliberative process that Secretary Gates has established to review this important issue. Until Congress repeals "Don't Ask Don't Tell", it remains the law of the land and the Department of the Army and I will fulfill our obligation to uphold it.

  • SASC Testimony, Feb. 23, 2010

    Apr 2, 2010

    "There are very few if any other single issues that are more contrary to the Army values than that of sexually assaulting [and] harassing another member in uniform. The Chief ... has highlighted what the Army needs to do, and that is to change the culture. The I A.M. Strong program under the SHARP Program, as you are aware, is the major means by which we convey that new attitude of values." Testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Feb. 23, 2010

  • Saving lives from Day 1

    Apr 2, 2010

    Fort Hood is known as the world's largest power-projection platform, having sent more than half a million Soldiers off to war in Iraq or Afghanistan. To feed that mission, about 400 Soldiers a week report to the Fort Hood Replacement Detachment, a busy unit comprised of dedicated professionals used to solving complicated problems of arriving Soldiers and Family Members and delivering them to their assigned units ready to train and fight.

  • Williams Remembers World War II Production Line

    Apr 2, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A sign posted on Redstone Arsenal in the 1940s read, "What you see and what you hear -- when you leave, leave it here." For Pauline Williams, some days, that's hard to do.

  • Month Sheds Light On Military Child

    Apr 2, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The planet Earth cannot contain the pride Emma Sweat, 5, has for her daddy. "I'm proud of him all the way to the moon!" Emma exclaimed. For the nearly 2 million children worldwide that are connected to the military in some way, this is their life - pride, patriotism, and at times, pain.

  • Soldier follows passion for music

    Apr 2, 2010

  • Hockey Goal Judge Really Has To Love The Game

    Apr 2, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- He calls it like he sees it; and his call is final. And no matter what the call, one team or the other won't like it. Such is the life of a hockey goal judge. And this isn't even a paid position for Kyle Hoover, an information security engineer for Ground-based Midcourse Defense ground systems within the Missile Defense Agency. He volunteers for the Southern Professional Hockey League, working home games for the Huntsville Havoc. He serves in the same role for the University of Alabama-Huntsville hockey team.

  • Mountain Post Hero's Card program starts at Fort Carson

    Apr 2, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Fort Carson Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation have come up with the Mountain Post Hero's Discount Card which provides discounts on post and off for Soldiers and their Families.

  • AMC Band Makes Big Sound

    Apr 2, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For those who know Lt. Gen. Jim Pillsbury, his first words during a special presentation as part of the Army Materiel Command Band's debut concert in Huntsville were very telling of the future. "It's good to be home," he said, looking out at an appreciative audience of about 150 who attended the AMC Band's Community Appreciation Concert on March 21 at Columbia High School.

  • Corps of Engineers opens discussion with tribal nations

    Apr 2, 2010

    Sacramento District invited more than 20 tribal nations to participate in two workshops aimed at discussing how the nations could become more integrated into the Corps' project development process.

  • Granddad Jumps Into Sports For Healthy Life

    Apr 2, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Good health and a strong family gene pool have blessed Roger Chassay with an athletic body that has taken him all the way to the Olympics. The Senior Olympic Games, that is. Chassay, 71, has been a regular on the local, state and national scene of senior track and field events since he dedicated himself to becoming an athlete just over 15 years ago. To his credit, this Air Force veteran and retired 38-year NASA engineer has on display some 500 medals that he has won at senior athletic competitions in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia and Louisiana. Crowning his accomplishments, are four bronze medals and a gold medal won at the national U.S. Senior Games. He also has a silver medal won at a national masters track and field event.

  • Guard posture statement emphasizes adding value to America

    Apr 2, 2010

    The National Guard must remain community-based, maintain proficiency, modernize proportionally with the active component and communicate, collaborate and coordinate with other military and government agencies.

  • Classic Editions of Redstone Rocket Go Online

    Apr 2, 2010

    For the first time, classic issues of the Redstone Rocket are now available online, thanks in part to the AMCOM Command Group's interest in preserving the history that's been captured in this award-winning publication. The Redstone Rocket has been continuously published in some shape, form or fashion -- with the assistance of various public affairs/public information offices -- since Feb. 5, 1952. Though technically an "unofficial authorized" publication, it has been the newspaper of record for Redstone Arsenal since its first printing.

  • TF Wings' DFAC Soldiers attention to detail, cooperation key to food service success

    Apr 2, 2010

    An Army travels on its stomach." Famous words credited to Napoleon Bonaparte, the early-19th century French military and political leader. Napoleon understood that morale, espirit de corps, discipline and the physical condition of a fighting force depends on suitable provisions. So, too, do today's Army commanders who are charged to provide their Soldiers with quality subsistence in a variety of environments and tactical situations. At Contingency Operating Base Speicher's South Dining Facility located near Tikrit, Iraq, that charge is being carried out by a team of about a dozen Task Force Wings' Soldiers of the 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, eight civilian employees and almost 200 international food service subcontractors since the 25th CAB commenced operations, here, Oct. 1, 2009.

  • Iwo Jima 7K Brings Out All Services

    Apr 2, 2010

    Marines, other servicemembers and civilians from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall joined together Tuesday morning under a cloudy sky to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Iwo Jima flag raising with the eighth annual 7K Fun Run.

  • Soldiers Take Part in Level Two Combatives

    Apr 2, 2010

    While a standard eight-hour office day sitting at a desk in front of a computer might seem boring, some will argue that it beats the training that more than 20 National Capital Region Soldiers have undergone for the last two weeks. The Soldiers were participating in level two of Modern Army Combatives at the Fort Myer Fitness Center.

  • One Soldier's Story Of War

    Apr 2, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Security guard Danny Kuby's friendly and unassuming nature gives no hint to the sacrifices this disabled Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran has made for his country. But, in April 2007, Kuby was among the hundreds of Soldiers to be deployed in President Bush's "surge strategy" with the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division "Raiders," 9th Infantry Regiment, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, at Fort Lewis, Wash. During more than 13 months of continuous, full-spectrum operations throughout the Baghdad Northern Belt and the Diyala Province, Kuby and his fellow Soldiers endured countless attacks to defeat Al Qaeda-affiliated insurgents, suppress Shia extremist militias, bolster Iraqi civil government and security force capabilities, and protect critical infrastructure.

  • Circus Brings Fun, Laughs to CDC

    Apr 2, 2010

    Military children at the Cody Child Development Center Wednesday didn't have to wait to be taken to the circus, because Ringling Brothers Circus brought the show to them.

  • Three brothers deployed with 3rd ID, reunite in Iraq

    Apr 2, 2010

    Darkness falls as a Chinook helicopter lands on the rocky landing pad inside an Army camp south of Baghdad. As Soldiers walk down the ramp toward a small building close by, two sergeants stand bathed in the yellow light of the building's overhang, peering excitedly into the darkness and impatiently searching the faces coming off the aircraft. Then they both lock onto one shape coming toward them.

  • ACS Kicks Off Month of Military Child

    Apr 2, 2010

    Army Community Services kicked off Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of the Military Child Wednesday at the Cody Child Development Center at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Children and CDC staff sat outside singing songs in the sun awaiting the start of the event. Kerry Lawrence, parent outreach director at the CDC, gave brief opening remarks and welcomed everyone to the event.

  • $19M Barracks to Open in 2011

    Apr 2, 2010

    Officials from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will break ground April 8 on a new barracks, a designated green building designed to save energy and human resources.

  • 5/7 Cav hosts soccer tournament with Iraqi Police

    Apr 2, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi and American brothers put shoes to dirt for a soccer tournament at Forward Operating Base Falcon, March 25. Fifth Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, played 5th and 7th Brigade Federal Police, 2nd Federal Police Division, in three action-packed games to determine who is the best security team in southern Baghdad.

  • Kwaj cable system complete, ready for use

    Apr 2, 2010

    Col. Kirk Bruno, commander of the Defense Information System Agency Pacific, together with his deputy Bruce Morgan, Lt. Cmdr. Regina Cox and Chief Master Sgt. Doug Walker, traveled to Kwajalein to participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Kwajalein Cable System on Thursday.

  • Fort Stewart observes Women's History Month

    Apr 2, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Soldiers, Army Civilians and local leaders gathered in Club Stewart's main ballroom to celebrate Women's History Month, March 29. This year's observance was themed "Writing Women Back into History," and featured Maj. Gen. Gina S. Farrisee, director of Military Personnel Management, Army G-1, as the featured speaker.

  • Funds rolling in for AER campaign

    Apr 2, 2010

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command sold 115 pizzas March 25 and raised a total of $865 for the Army Emergency Relief campaign, in one of the first of many fundraisers across the installation.

  • Three brothers deployed with 3rd ID, reunite in Iraq

    Apr 2, 2010

    Aca,!fBAGHDAD - Darkness falls as a Chinook helicopter lands on the rocky landing pad inside an Army camp south of Baghdad. As Soldiers walk down the ramp toward a small building close by, two sergeants stand bathed in the yellow light of the building's overhang, peering excitedly into the darkness and impatiently searching the faces coming off the aircraft. Then they both lock onto one shape coming toward them. Aca,!f"Whoop!" one of the Soldiers cries out as they both attack the person. All three Soldiers grin from ear to ear as they exchange greetings and bear hugs. Aca,!fThe three Soldiers are brothers, and they are all currently deployed in Iraq. Yet this is the first time they have all been together since leaving the United States in December 2009.

  • Iraqi Air Force prepares to return to Talil

    Apr 2, 2010

    Iraqi Air Force commander tours COB Adder as his unit, Squadron 70, prepares to take control of Tallil Air Base as part of a larger effort of re-establishing Iraqi Security Forces in various locations throughout Iraq.

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 2, 2010

  • Marne Face: Work is more than smoke and flames for Fort Stewart firefighter

    Apr 2, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- As a child, many of us may have aspirations to become a teacher, doctor, lawyer, policeman or firefighter. For the latter, Curtis Genaux, Jr. followed through on his dream job.

  • Newest group of TF Marne combat veterans receive combat patches

    Apr 2, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Combat patches are a status symbol in Army life, a visual indicator that a Soldier has done his or her time in a war environment and lived to tell about it. That status was bestowed upon a small group of Task Force Marne Soldiers during a patching ceremony, March 27.

  • Engineer Soldiers prove no project out of reach

    Apr 2, 2010

    Soldiers of 1st Platoon, 93rd Engineer Company, 46th Engineer Battalion, recently completed repairs and upgrades to the Joint Readiness Training Center Air Assault Training Tower, paving the way for the resumption of the air assault qualification course on Fort Polk. This is the first post improvement construction project completed by the 46th Engineer Battalion since their redeployment from Iraq.

  • New top NCO takes charge at Fort Benning

    Apr 2, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning swapped out its top enlisted Soldiers on Monday. CSM Chris Hardy took over the position during a change of responsibility ceremony behind the Ridgway Hall headquarters building.

  • 10th Trans Co returns from mission in Haiti

    Apr 2, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- The 10th Transportation Company, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, deployed approximately 160 Soldiers in Support of Operation Unified Response in Port Au Prince, Haiti, Jan. 23. There, they provided logistical support for a myriad of people and units. They distributed medical supplies to hospitals and worked in Cite Soleil. The unit returned to Hunter Army Airfield, March 28.

  • HQ ASC PT session with the commander

    Apr 2, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine, commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, led the headquarters unit through a physical fitness session at Rock Island Arsenal's Memorial Field, March 31.

  • Base boasts Aca,!Eoehidden gemAca,!a,,c in crew lounge

    Apr 2, 2010

    In locales around the world, people often have their special places and hidden gems they consider as "must-sees" whenever they pass through, and Iraq is no different. With military bases throughout theater, such locations become well-known for different reasons.

  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award for USTRANSCOM

    Apr 2, 2010

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Gen. David Petraeus, USCENTCOM commander, came to Scott Air Force Base, Ill., to personally present the Joint Meritorious Unit Award to U.S. Transportation Command, which includes the Army's Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), which has active, Guard and Reserve Soldiers as well as civilians and contractors supporting surface movement around the world.

  • Daddies, daughters enjoy OSC dance

    Apr 2, 2010

    FOLK POLK, La. - It was an affair to remember March 20 as fathers and daughters attended a dance just for them, sponsored by the Fort Polk Officers' Spouses' Club as a fund-raiser for the community grants program.

  • 4th BCT team members give back to veterans, clean up retirement home

    Apr 2, 2010

    Infantry Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division gave back to Fort Polk area communities when they helped perform handy-man work at local retirement homes March 18. The "Patriot Brigade" Soldiers were from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment. Although they already volunteered to serve their country in time of war, they put military training aside for a day to help some of the citizens they serve.

  • Country singer entertains at Camp Ramadi

    Apr 2, 2010

    Whitney Duncan, an up-and-coming country music singer, performed for U.S. Army troops stationed at Camp Ramadi, Iraq, March 23. Her show provided stress relief in the wake of the U.S. and Iraqi focus on the March 7 Iraqi national elections.

  • First Army recognize women's impact

    Apr 2, 2010

    Col. Bette Washington, First Army G-4, addresses the crowd during a Women's History Month observance, March 26 at First Army Headquarters on Fort Gillem. Washington was also celebrating the 30th anniversary of her entry into the Army.

  • Fort McPherson celebrates women's history

    Apr 2, 2010

    "It often seems that the history of women is written in invisible ink," said Sgt. 1st Class Jamaine Chambers, central tasking NCO, Headquarters, First Army. In an attempt to "Write Women Back into History," the Fort McPherson community held a Women's History Month celebration March 25 at The Commons at Fort McPherson. The event focused on women in society and how they've contributed to the prosperity and greatness of the nation.

  • 115th Combat Support Hospital 'bubbles up'

    Apr 2, 2010

    The 115th Combat Support Hospital will not be caught unprepared for a chemical or biological attack whether an enemy in the field attacks with mustard gas, blister agents or anthrax.

  • President John Tyler honored

    Apr 2, 2010

    RICHMOND, Va. (April 2, 2010) Brig. Gen. Lynn Collyar, commandant, U.S. Army Ordnance School, Fort Lee and Command Sgt. Maj. Sultan Muhammad, regimental command sergeant major U.S. Army Ordnance School, Fort Lee, pay their respects to President John Tyler during a wreath-laying ceremony at Hollywood Cemetery March 29. To pay homage to our country's deceased presidents, wreath-laying ceremonies are held at the gravesite of each of the former presidents every year on their birthdays. John Tyler was born March 29, 1790 in Charles City County and became the country's 10th President.

  • Retirement Ceremony

    Apr 2, 2010

    Linda Bynum-Knight retired as an assistant Inspector General after 36 years of federal service on March 31, 2010 in a ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general and Egon Hawrylak, deputy commander of Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington. Ms. Bynum-Knight was joined by her family Charlie (husband), Darryn (son), Darlene (daughter), Dana (daughter) and Brandi (granddaughter).

  • Lt. Gen. Webster, 3rd U.S. Army, April 2 press conference remarks

    Apr 2, 2010

  • Medics Teach Afghans to Help Themselves

    Apr 2, 2010

    Green Berets are teaching Afghans to take care of themselves with a unique program.

  • Warfighters Tackle Challenge

    Apr 2, 2010

    FORT PICKETT, Va. (April 1, 2010) -- Soldiers from the 217th Military Police Detachment went through a series of mental and physical challenges at the Warfighter try-outs March 23-24 at Fort Pickett.

  • 1st Battalion 'Warrior' Soldiers train Afghan police

    Apr 2, 2010

    In February, eight Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade, deployed to Afghanistan with Task Force Tiger to assist in the Afghan National Police training mission. Two of these personnel, Capt. Jonathan Silk and 1st Sgt. Jerry Horn, were sent to the Central Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • 1185th DDSB supports Iraq drawdown, Afghan buildup

    Apr 2, 2010

    The Soldiers of the 1185th Deployment Distribution Support Battalion are supporting the Responsible Drawdown from Iraq everyday as they perform their duties at the Port of Shuabia, a Seaport of Debarkation located in Kuwait. The battalion is tasked to manage the loading of hundreds of vessels and port operations that aids Third Army in coordinating with many agencies and organizations to ensure the success of their mission.

  • Survivor Outreach Services help surviving Families

    Apr 2, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - Although many Families rely on their Soldier's "Army strength" to survive, who will help them to move forward if that Soldier dies'

  • Encore for former post entertainers

    Apr 2, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 1, 2010) -- Before the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program and the U.S. Army Soldier Show, there was the Fort Lee Special Services Entertainment Office.

  • Commentary: Maintaining Army commitment to Families left behind

    Apr 2, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - Families often feel their lifeline to military support and services is found only through their Soldier, so what happens when the Soldier dies' That's when the Survivor Outreach Services program takes over. SOS is a joint effort program shared by the Installation Management Command; the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command; the Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operation Center; the Army National Guard and the Army Reserves. The program delivers on the Army's Family Covenant commitment to help the Families of fallen servicemembers.

  • Pinckney celebrates Women's History Month with ANAD

    Apr 2, 2010

    The depot held its Women's History Month programs March 24, hosting Brig. Gen. Belinda Pinckney, director of the Army Diversity Office, as the keynote speaker.

  • 162nd Soldiers train 'Fear Factor' style

    Apr 2, 2010

    The Bravo Company Bandits, 3rd Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade, were in search of anything other than your average, ordinary physical training session when they cooked up the idea of PT "Fear Factor" style for the unit's battalion fun run March 12.

  • Girl Scouts collect more than 10,000 boxes of cookies for deployed Soldiers

    Apr 2, 2010

    For many people, Girl Scout cookies are an absolute treat for just a few months each year.

  • ADMC conducts THAAD pathfinder mission

    Apr 2, 2010

    Anniston Defense Munitions Center recently conducted a pathfinder training mission related to the receipt, storage, maintenance and shipping of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile.

  • Fabric workers create ABV panels

    Apr 2, 2010

    Anniston Army Depot, the principal source for the ABV, makes the LDCS covers in a unique process using fabric and resin. Two fabric workers from the upholstery branch are making this happen.

  • General visits Rawhide Soldiers, tours Ziggurat

    Apr 2, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Brig. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, commanding general with Joint Contracting Command - Iraq/Afghanistan, visited Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, March 27, to ensure that her unit, which is responsible for all of the contracts in theater, meets the needs of the service members who live there.

  • Fort Knox's newest import adjusting to American life

    Apr 2, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Most parents have experienced that awful ache in the pits of their stomachs and the almost paralyzing fear that grips them when they even suspect that their children might be in danger.

  • Joint Readiness Training Center to Iraq: 82nd advises, assists

    Apr 2, 2010

    The training for 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, at the Joint Readiness Training Center has become the first "production model" for the advise-and-assist brigade concept, and the practical application of that training in a deployed environment partnered with Iraqi security forces.

  • The Third Army's role in the and the buildup in Afghanistan responsible drawdown of Iraq

    Apr 2, 2010

    Third Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. William G. Webster will provide a media update April 2, 2010, at 10:00 EST in the DoD Press Briefing Room. The topics addressed will be the Third Army's role in the responsible drawdown of Iraq, buildup in Afghanistan and the reset of our Army

  • Europe engineer support team to deploy in support of Alaska, NORTHCOM exercises

    Apr 2, 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 FEMA's Arctic Edge, the Alaska National Guard's Vigilant Guard and NORTHCOM's Alaska Shield at various locations around Alaska.

  • Access Control Point program in Europe proving successful

    Apr 2, 2010

    Faster secured access to Army installations in Europe is provided by the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center-Huntsville's Access Control Point program.

  • Newcomer's Orientation

    Apr 2, 2010

  • 5K Run honors Molly Pitcher

    Apr 2, 2010

    The 17th Fires Brigade held a 5K run in honor of Molly Pitcher for military service members and Defense Department civilians on Contingency Operating Base Basra, March 21, 2010.

  • Soldiers celebrate Women's History Month in Iraq

    Apr 2, 2010

    Soldiers gathered at the Contingency Operating Base Basra town hall March 26, 2010, to celebrate Women's History Month with an event that focused on the important contributions women have made that are sometimes forgotten.

  • Eighth Army to launch new finance system next year

    Apr 2, 2010

    Eighth Army is scheduled to launch a new financial management system next year.

  • Baumholder MPs build esprit de corps with Warrior Challenge

    Apr 2, 2010

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - How would you like to flip a 400-pound Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck tire after a 10-kilometer march with a 35-pound rucksack'

  • Providers manage traffic flow through Iraq

    Apr 2, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Convoys and logistical patrols are always on the roads of Iraq, delivering sustainment supplies and cargo to units throughout the country and in Kuwait.

  • Fort Huachuca has a new chaplain on post

    Apr 1, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- After almost 30 years of combined religious and military service, Chaplain (Capt.) Michael Wikstrom has found a way to bring both backgrounds together to help serve his country, fellow Soldiers and their Families. Wikstrom, an Eastern Orthodox chaplain in the Army Reserves, has been on Active duty for three years.

  • Soldiers graduate, become U.S. citizens

    Apr 1, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- On March 25, family and friends from across the globe traveled to Fort Huachuca to witness 40 Soldiers from B Company, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion who were graduating from the 09L Interpreter/Translator Advanced Individual Training Course. Twenty-eight of those graduates also participated in a Naturalization Ceremony that day, declaring them United States citizens. The 09L program recruits native and heritage speakers of Arabic Kurdish, Dari, Pashto and Farsi, and deploys them to serve as interpreters and translators in support of US military missions, overseas and in the US.

  • April includes celebration of military children

    Apr 1, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- What do Bill Cosby, Shaquille O'Neal, Priscilla Presley, Bruce Willis and Reese Witherspoon all have in common' Along with a long list of other celebrities, they all had a parent who served in the U.S. military. According to the Department of Defense, in the U.S., there are currently more than one million children nationwide with at least one parent serving. While these children aren't celebrities per se, they all certainly deserve to be celebrated.

  • Carson Soldiers receive dose of reality

    Apr 1, 2010

  • 'Selfless service': OCS volunteers make over school

    Apr 1, 2010

    The 153 officer candidates in E Company, 3rd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, knew they had their work cut out for them Saturday when they arrived at Mount Olive Elementary School in Fort Mitchell, Ala., for a community service project.

  • Fort Sill chefs compete in March Madness of food

    Apr 1, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Take a basket filled with food - all of it a mystery to you. Use the food to make four servings of a nutritious four-course meal which is visually appealing and that tastes good. Do your cooking and preparation in front of an audience, cameras rolling, reporters and judges. And, complete the meals within one hour. This food challenge was part of the 35th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition Feb. 27 through Mar. 12 at Fort Lee, Va. The culinary competition is the largest in the U.S. with more than 500 judged events. This year the competition dreew more than 230 food service specialists from all the services, included 12 on the Fort Sill Culinary Arts Team.

  • Homes for Our Troops, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization, is donating the house.

    Apr 1, 2010

    RyAnne Noss said she has received a number of gifts since her husband, SFC Scot Noss of 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, was injured in Afghanistan during his eighth deployment. Last month, a group of Rangers helped kick off the construction of RyAnne and Scot's new home in Trussville, Ala. The house is being donated by Homes for Our Troops, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization that builds specially adapted homes for injured Soldiers.

  • Commentary: Financial security demands a plan

    Apr 1, 2010

    Many military members are diligent savers and live well below their means. They are not the reason why payday loans stores setup a gauntlet outside of most installations. Whether you're a lieutenant, private or colonel - if you're an American, chances are you are in debt for cars, credit cards or student loans, because nearly 50 percent of America carries debt balances each month.

  • Soldier, 79, asks, 'What can I do now''

    Apr 1, 2010

    With four military retirements behind him, Col. William Bernhard said former President John F. Kennedy's plea to the nation nearly 50 years ago inspires him to keep going.

  • Soldiers raise GTAca,!E+scores to gain career opportunities

    Apr 1, 2010

    Several Soldiers at Fort Leavenworth recently raised their general technical composite scores to more than 110 on the Armed Forces Classification Test after a 60-hour prep course.

  • Fort Leavenworth clock tower renovation set for summer

    Apr 1, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Fort Leavenworth's most visible landmark is about to get a major renovation. This summer, federal stimulus funds are allowing for a $1.69 million renovation of the clock tower above the Combined Arms Center headquarters.

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