Archive: Apr 2010

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  • Garrison employees take a break, celebrate organization week

    Apr 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Continuing with a tradition going back more than 20 years, garrison employees took time out of their busy schedules to have some fun, here, April 13-16, during the annual Garrison Organization Celebration.

  • Expert paints vivid picture of Holocaust years during observance

    Apr 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The cataclysmic event known as the Holocaust might have been prevented if more people had courage to speak out against Nazi Germany's systematic, state-sponsored plan of extermination during World War II.

  • A day in the sun

    Apr 29, 2010

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - A Hawaiian Monk Seal beaches itself recently at Pililaau Army Recreation Center. PARC is located on Pokai Bay and is one of the best beach facilities on the island for swimmers, snorkelers and scuba enthusiasts, as well as captures the essence of "old Hawaii" with 39 beachfront cabins avaiable for rent.

  • USO brings well-known photographer to schools, posts

    Apr 29, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Not many people have the ability to render a room completely silent just by walking into it.

  • Offsite training has begun for 5-1 Cav.

    Apr 29, 2010

    "We have achieved our training objectives and the men are performing magnificently."

  • Decals needed for entry on to U.S. Army-Hawaii posts starting May 1

    Apr 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army officials are urging all drivers who live on, work on, or frequently use Army installations to register their vehicles at an Army Vehicle Registration Office, or VRO, and to display an official military decal on their vehicles by May 1, as part of an initiative to enhance installation security.

  • Students add fruit to their diet, campus

    Apr 29, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - In an effort to take better care of both their bodies and the environment, Wheeler Elementary School students teamed up with parents, faculty members and volunteers, earlier this week, and expanded their orchard by planting 42 organic fruit trees and shrubs around the Wahiawa-based campus.

  • Survivor Outreach Services

    Apr 29, 2010

    No one can truly understand what it is like to lose a husband, wife, son, daughter or other family member who was serving or had served in the military unless they have experienced that loss, said Michelle Benjamin, Fort Wainwright's Survivor Outreach Services support coordinator.

  • Month of the Military Child: carnival wraps up month-long celebration

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Fort Wainwright's Child, Youth and School Services concluded their month-long celebration of military children with a Month of the Military Child carnival Saturday at the Youth Center.

  • Mock utility billing begins in July for AHFH residents

    Apr 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - With U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's mock utility billing program slated for a July start-up across Army Hawaii Family Housing communities, a planned series of town hall meetings kicked off Monday evening to provide important information to residents and to answer questions.

  • It's Chili in April!

    Apr 29, 2010

    Members of the Joint Force Headquarters National Captial Region/ U.S. Army Military District of Washington taste different chilies during a chili cook-off on Fort Lesley J. McNair Thursday. The cook-off helped raise money for the annual JFHQ-NCR/MDW organizational day which takes place in August.

  • Warrior Games: WTB Soldiers to compete at Olympic Training Center

    Apr 29, 2010

    Four Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers at Fort Benning have been training for the past three weeks to compete in the inaugural Warrior Games, a paralympic military program created by the Department of Defense and the U.S. Olympic Committee. The games are open to Soldiers with upper or lower body injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and post traumatic stress disorder.

  • Cybercrime: Children in danger from sexting, social media bullying and electronic harassment

    Apr 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Once upon a time, bullies existed mostly on playgrounds, within hallways or inside of cafeterias.

  • Child abuse can be found next door; even in military community

    Apr 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The face of a child abuser doesn't usually come with the kind of distinguishable characteristics straight out of a horror flick - like a hook for a nose, talons for fingernails or shards of glass for teeth.

  • Ferriter: 'Lead through change'

    Apr 29, 2010

    The leadership team must have the courage to challenge old ways of doing business and embrace required change if it wants to be effective during the ongoing transition into the completed Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Commanding General MG Michael Ferriter said.

  • SOCSOUTH Troops, Dominican partners prepare for Fuerzas Comando exercise during final planning confe

    Apr 29, 2010

    SOCSOUTH Troops, Dominican partners prepare for Fuerzas Comando exercise during final planning conference

  • Leadership pioneer provides guidance to MCoE leaders

    Apr 29, 2010

    Nationally recognized leadership consultant Frances Hesselbein challenged Maneuver Center of Excellence senior leaders from Forts Benning and Knox, Ky., Thursday to adhere to four key guidelines as they join forces in the coming months: leave behind irrelevant policies, develop leaders of change at all levels, build strong alliances and provide equal access.

  • Wrestling teaches life, sports skills

    Apr 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Tropic Lightning Screaming Eagles wrestling team, a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Youth Sports program, here, teaches military children of all ages disciple, self-reliance, good sportsmanship, friendship and sacrifice.

  • Pacific AAMDC Warriors Compete

    Apr 29, 2010

    The finest soldiers and noncommissioned officers in the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Japan and Hawaii will be demonstrating their abilities when the 94th AAMDC administers its Warrior Challenge Competition on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, May 3- 5. The 94th AAMDC has hosted this competition since their activation in 2005.

  • Proclamations aim to raise awareness

    Apr 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Two proclamations were read and signed by Army leadership at the Kaena Community Center, here, April 7.

  • SOCSOUTH troopers go Airborne during operation

    Apr 29, 2010

  • 101st Soldier gets Silver Star for saving life in Afghanistan

    Apr 29, 2010

    A 101st Airborne Division Soldier received the Army's third-highest award for valor April 11 for running through enemy fire in Afghanistan, eliminating two anti-coalition militants, refusing treatment for his own wounds and saving the life of a teammate.

  • Military Child of Year learns life lessons from late father

    Apr 29, 2010

    Chosen out of about 700 children aged 8 to 18, 10-year-old Willie Banks III is Operation Homefront's 2010 Military Child of the Year. Part of his drive comes from his mother, a chief warrant officer in the Army. Also, he has specific life guidance left to him by his father, who died of colon cancer when Willie was only 4 years old.

  • AFAP addresses Army families' needs, concerns

    Apr 29, 2010

    Army families that have issues have an avenue at hand for resolving them through the Army Family Action Plan program. The AFAP program was created in 1983 with the advent of the first AFAP Planning Conference.

  • Employment Vacancies with U.S. Army Forces Command

    Apr 29, 2010

  • WINN's Warrior Transition Battalion Chosen For Army's Service Dog Training Program

    Apr 29, 2010

    WINN's WTB Chosen as Pilot Site for Army Service Dog Training

  • Fort Sam remembers, commemorates Holocaust during Days of Remembrance ceremonies

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Fort Sam Houston Soldiers and civilians learned about the Holocaust during Days of Remembrance ceremonies held throughout the post.

  • Columbus Lions treat military to a football game

    Apr 29, 2010

    Hundreds of Sand Hill Soldiers attended the Columbus Lions game for military appreciation night Saturday at the Columbus Civic Center.

  • Combat Studies Institute Aca,!E+announces 8th symposium

    Apr 29, 2010

    The U.S. Army Combat Studies Institute, Combined Arms Center, will host its eighth annual symposium entitled "Cultivating Leadership: Historical Perspectives," Aug. 1-12 at the Lewis and Clark Center, Fort Leavenworth Kan. The symposium will include a variety of guest speakers, panel sessions, and general discussions.

  • Corps of Engineers shines at Ports 2010 Conference

    Apr 29, 2010

    Jacksonville District team played a key role at the American Society of Civil Engineers "Ports 2010" conference. New technology and lessons from old mistakes will help forecast environmental and financial costs of dredging harbors before work begins.

  • General seeks better ways for defeating IEDs

    Apr 29, 2010

    The three-star general directing the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization wants to listen to intermediate-level officers' ideas for pushing information and technology into Afghanistan.

  • Army surpasses 1 million unmanned flight hours

    Apr 29, 2010

    The Army's one millionth Unmanned Aerial System flight hour marks a window in time through which to view a broader trajectory of explosive change and expansion -- one in which the advent of UAVs in Iraq and Afghanistan have added more eyes to the fight, found and destroyed more enemies and saved more lives -- all the while altering the way the Army operates on a modern asymmetrical battlefield.

  • Have you seen my battle buddy'

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A Vietnam veteran wounded in combat has set out to locate four wounded comrades with one thing in common - the medic who saved their lives.

  • Biometrics team demos force protection device for Colombia

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Culminating a four-month initiative March 25, a biometrics team from the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade was in Colombia to demonstrate a device that could help the Colombian military improve force protection.

  • Battling PTSD: Major shares his story

    Apr 29, 2010

    Ryan Kranc was traveling with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment near Ramadi, Iraq, on July 23, 2003, when his convoy was hit with an improvised explosive device. Kranc, now an Army major, survived. His commander, his friend, Capt. Josh T. Byers, did not.

  • SOS Program holds Family Day for surviving Family members of fallen service members

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Twelve Families of fallen service members gathered at the Fort Sam Houston Equestrian Center April 24 under a blue Texas sky to support each other and learn about outreach programs available to them. The Survivor Outreach Services Program has one sole purpose: to deliver on the Army's commitment to support the Families of fallen service members who died while on active duty.

  • Task Force Destiny visits coalition partners

    Apr 29, 2010

    QUAL-I-NAH, Afghanistan - Col. William Gayler, Task Force Destiny commander, speaks to Lt. Col. Jesus Gonzales Lasos, Spanish engineer and life support area commander, April 23, 2010 during his visit to TF Ready areas of operation.

  • Call in the big guns: Army Soldiers learn about aerial support

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers who operate independently, miles away from the closest field artillery support, can still bring down tons of explosive power from aircraft on enemies if necessary. But it takes a little training and a lot of confidence.

  • Stewart-Hunter servicemembers golf with 'Legends'

    Apr 29, 2010

    <b>SAVANNAH, Ga. </b>-Four servicemembers stood side-by-side on the luscious greens of the Westin's Savannah Harbor Golf Resort, April 22. The cool morning air was damp as golfers took their places on the 7th hole for the 7 a.m. shotgun start on day two of Liberty Mutual Legends Pro Am. Playing with them was senior golf legend Joey Sindelar; teeing off on the hole after them was golf legend Ken Green.

  • It's OK: Hearts Apart keeps you in touch

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - If you're at Fort Benning without your Soldier and without a home unit, you're not alone - Hearts Apart is here.

  • 502nd Mission Support Group stands up

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- One of the last pieces of the Joint Base San Antonio puzzle moved into place April 26 as the 502nd Mission Support Group officially stood up during a ceremony at Fort Sam Houston's historic MacArthur Field.

  • Month of the Military Child: Stewart CDC kids celebrate Wheels Day

    Apr 29, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Trucks! Kids love them, especially boys. They tend to be fascinated with big wheeled vehicles from the day they're born. But it wasn't only the boys eagerly climbing in the driver's seat of fire trucks, police cars, utility service trucks, HUMVEES and Strykers during a half day-long celebration called Wheels Day as part of the Month of the Military Child at Fort Stewart's Child Development Center, building 403, next to Marne Lanes, April 23.

  • They'll give you a run for your money

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - You may not be thinking about Christmas, but the elves of Santa's Castle know it's never too early to plan for the holiday. In preparation, they're holding the fourth annual Elf Run fundraiser May 15 at Stewart-Watson Field.

  • 4th RTB spouse to ride across Michigan for sick kids

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Warning: Her giving spirit is contagious. Kelley Rose will shave her head for cancer research and bike 300 miles to make a kid's dream come true.

  • Stewart Families Walk to Iraq/Afghanistan in support of deployed Soldiers

    Apr 29, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Large yellow blotches on area weather radar indicated heavy rain was on the way, but it didn't stop hundreds of spouses and others clad in bright yellow T-shirts from showing their love and support for Soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, April 24.

  • Task Force Destiny visits coalition partners

    Apr 29, 2010

    QUAL-I-NAH, Afghanistan - Col. William Gayler, commander of Task Force Destiny gave Col. Miguel Martin Barnardi, commander of the Spanish provincial reconstruction team, a TF Destiny combat excellence coin April 23, 2010 as he visits TF Ready areas of operation.

  • Lookout Mountains offers triple play of fun

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Straddling the Georgia-Tennessee border, Lookout Mountain isn't your typical 2,392-foot mountain. This lofty peak is home to three renowned tourist destinations: Ruby Falls, the world's largest underground commercial waterfall, the Incline Railway, the world's steepest passenger railway, and Rock City, a wonderland of gardens, rock formations and breathtaking views.

  • CSA discusses progress, future of Iraq

    Apr 29, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, April 28, as part of a visit to Iraq to discuss the progress and future of the country with units key to its future in the upcoming months.

  • 4th IBCT trains alongside State Department officials

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - State Department officials who are scheduled to provide diplomatic and legal expertise to Iraq's Provincial Reconstruction Teams later this year participated in pre-deployment exercises alongside their 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division counterparts at the National Training Center, April 24.

  • 260th Quartermaster HHD returns from Iraq

    Apr 29, 2010

    <b> HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>-Eighty Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, landed at the Truscott Air Terminal at Hunter Army Airfield in the early morning hours of April 26.

  • 3rd Sustainment Brigade moves out

    Apr 29, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>-Approximately 200 Soldiers from 3rd Sustainment Brigade deployed to Iraq, April 24. Their mission is to plan, coordinate and execute the movement of equipments from Iraq during the next 12 months.

  • Army Testing New JTRS GMR Radios

    Apr 29, 2010

    The U.S. Army is testing production-representative models of its next generation, vehicle-mounted software programmable radios--Joint Tactical Radio Systems Ground Mobile Radios (JTRS GMR) --- designed to share voice, data, images and video across the force using a variety of waveforms in real time, service officials said.

  • 'Sentinel' celebrates military 'brats'

    Apr 29, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-More than 50 Families and 75 children challenged the rain and wet grass to make for a successful and first Battalion Brat Award Ceremony on the grounds of 4-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion where each child was personally presented a Sentinel Brat Award by Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Milton, April 24.

  • Belvoir celebrates Earth Day

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Fort Belvoir's own Earth Day was celebrated with a variety of events over this past week.

  • Free movie commemorates Month of the Military Child

    Apr 29, 2010

    Tuesday was a night solely for Belvoir families. It was also a night to keep the wallets and purses at home.

  • CDC children become gardeners for Month of the Military Child

    Apr 29, 2010

    Throughout April, children at Fort Belvoir's Child Development Centers have been learning about gardening and food nutrition as part of a project during the Month of the Military Child.

  • Cedar Smoke Ceremony

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Fort Sill held a tree-planting ceremony at the Old Post Quadrange April 28. New trees were planted, and blessed by a Comanche medicine man, to help the post continued efforts to recouperate fully from the devastating ice storm of January 2010.

  • Relocation readiness classes prepare Soldiers and families with information

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Relocating to a different country for the first time can be a difficult time for any Soldier and their family.

  • Belvoir helps clean Route 1 corridor

    Apr 29, 2010

    Fort Belvoir joined forces with area organizations Saturday in an effort to clean up the Route 1 Corridor running through the installation's property.

  • Community honors volunteers, Men, Women of Mountain

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Soldiers, Family Members and volunteers across post received recognition for all they give to the installation during the annual Fort Drum Volunteer and Man / Woman of the Mountain appreciation ceremony April 20 at the Commons. During the past year, 60 volunteers donated their time, representing a savings of $2,028,141 if the time had been paid.

  • Jewish congregation joins celebration honoring British commander

    Apr 29, 2010

    The Fort Belvoir Jewish Congregation was one of several co-sponsors for a ceremony Sunday marking the life and contributions of the late Maj. Gen. Orde Charles Wingate - a British Army officer and creator of special military units in Palestine during the 1930s and World War II.

  • Commanding General's Challenge

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--It was standing room only at 1:30 p.m. April 28 on Sheridan Road in Fort Sill as a large group took to the street in support of the CG's Challenge fitness walk. All four lanes of the road, the main street through post, were filled with an assortment of military, civilian, children, grandparents and dogs for several hours as they all took part in either a walk or run to promote fitness.

  • State employees stock trout on Fort Drum installation

    Apr 29, 2010

  • 3-71 Cavalry troops conduct Iron Titan PT Competition

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Soldiers in 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment competed against each other in their first squadron-sized, Iron Titan Physical Training Competition here April 23. According to Capt. Kamil Sztalkoper, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop commander, this is the first time 365 Soldiers in the squadron have competed against each other. Normally, the competition is held at the platoon level, which ranges from 15-20 Soldiers.

  • Pilot program will bring tractor trailer course to post

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - A new program at Fort Drum will teach Soldiers to take the wheel and drive to their futures. In an effort to enhance educational opportunities for Fort Drum Soldiers, National Tractor Trailer School, based in Liverpool, will offer a commercial driver license course on post. The first class will begin May 19.

  • Muleskinner Team earns Iron Chef award

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - With knives at the ready, four military and two civilian cooking teams proved they had what it takes to earn top honors in the North Country Iron Chef Competition on April 14 at 10th Sustainment Brigade Dining Facility. Each military team consisted of one specialist or below and one sergeant or above. Civilian teams represented Texas Roadhouse, Watertown, and the Commons.

  • Aviators conduct helicopter training in Adirondacks

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Afghanistan features high, rugged mountains and elevations of up to 6,000 feet - very important facts to consider for pilots who are preparing for upcoming deployments. Soldiers with 10th Combat Aviation Brigade have been conducting high-altitude training at Whiteface Mountain, which boasts an elevation of roughly 5,000 feet, in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan this fall.

  • Unit rear detachment shows appreciation to volunteers

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Family readiness group members from 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, received recognition for their support April 21 at Rhicard Hills Community Center. Current FRG volunteers from 4-31 Infantry received a complimentary brunch from the unit in thanks for everything they have done while Soldiers have been deployed to Iraq.

  • New York BASS Chapter Federation takes division Soldiers fishing

    Apr 29, 2010

    BREWERTON - The New York BASS Chapter Federation held its second annual Take-A-Soldier-Fishing event April 24 on Oneida Lake for 80 Soldiers from 10th Mountain Division (LI) at Fort Drum. Many of these Soldiers had recently returned from combat duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • MEDDAC, 3-85 Infantry sign Army Medicine Covenant

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - U.S. Army Medical Department Activity and 3-85 Mountain Infantry leadership conducted an Army Medicine Covenant signing ceremony April 13 during a gathering at the Multipurpose Auditorium on Fort Drum.

  • 3rd Brigade Combat Team conducts consolidated change of command

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Col. Patrick D. Frank assumed command of 3rd Brigade Combat Team while five of the brigade's six battalions welcomed new commanders during a consolidated change of command ceremony Friday on Sexton Field. The ceremony marked a drastic change for the Spartan Soldiers of 3rd BCT. Having returned from a yearlong deployment in December, Soldiers now stand ready to begin their training for yet another deployment, with nearly all new commanders.

  • Army Receives 10,000th GMLRS

    Apr 29, 2010

    The U.S. Army is commemorating its receipt of the 10,000th production delivery of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) --- a 500-pound, precision-guided land rocket which can pinpoint and destroy enemy targets at ranges greater than 70 kilometers. Its pinpoint accuracy reduces collateral damage, service officials said.

  • Soldier's wife endures deployment cycles by drawing on faith, friendships

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - When Wendy Peterson fell, it was for an Army mortar man in Bosnia. She woke up at all hours of the night to gab and giggle on the phone with the young man deployed half around the world. "We were committed to not dating, since he was in the military and I was heading to college," Peterson said. "But lo and behold, he deployed to Bosnia in 1999, and two months later we were in love."

  • Army to improve speciality rucksack

    Apr 29, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army is looking at ways to improve a special rucksack designed to carry a robotic vehicle on a Soldier's back.

  • Rogers retires after 30 years of service

    Apr 29, 2010

    WASHINGTON D.C. -- More than 30 years ago, Brig. Gen. Dennis Rogers left his small town of Phenix City, Ala., to enter active duty as an armored cavalry lieutenant at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • 3d ESC Commander Dons First Star

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Col. Robin B. Akin, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commanding general, was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony held at Texas A&M University on Friday, April 16. Akin, the 3d ESC commander since Aug. 21, 2009, was pinned during a month and at a location which holds a special significance within her heart and Family.

  • Hunter follows best practices for LMP preparation

    Apr 29, 2010

    Matt Hunter, the LMP finance lead at ANAD, and many others on depot are solely dedicated to ensuring the data used today is accurate enough to load into LMP when ANAD approaches its go-live date.

  • Drug sniffing dogs hit the streets of ANAD

    Apr 29, 2010

    The Directorate of Emergency Services has new weapons in the battle against drugs and explosives on Anniston Army Depot - the military working dogs who visited the installation the week of April 12.

  • Depot building $46M transmission facility

    Apr 29, 2010

    The Powertrain Transmission Facility groundbreaking held at Anniston Army Depot on April 22 signaled the beginning of a project to modernize and consolidate the installation's transmission program.

  • Sustainers recognized for Haiti service

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) were recognized for their service in Haiti during a ceremony held here on Thursday, April 22 at the Patton Museum. During the ceremony, the Sustainers were honored for their successful deployment to Haiti in response to the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated much of the island nation.

  • Small arms repairers receive award

    Apr 29, 2010

  • Army Secretary: Fort Leavenworth critical part of Army's arsenal

    Apr 29, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with Combined Arms Center leaders and students from the Command and General Staff College when he visited Fort Leavenworth, Kan., April 27.

  • Fort Rucker annual Jail-A-Thon benefits AER

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Many birds, both natural and man-made, fly around Fort Rucker's skies each day, but a new type blankets the Post Exchange parking lot May 6. The 6th Military Police Detachment rounds up several "jailbirds" on "arrest warrants" as part of the 2010 Army Emergency Relief Jail-A-Thon from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. People pay a certain dollar amount per half-hour, based on rank or pay grade, to arrest friends, coworkers or even bosses.

  • Volunteer service tops $555k at USAG Schinnen

    Apr 29, 2010

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- Volunteers at U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen and JFC HQ Brunssum contributed 26,656 service hours last year, valued at $555,777, announced Sylvia Bowron, Schinnen's Volunteer Coordinator during the Tri-Border's Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony at the JFC Conference Center, April 16.

  • Wiregrass 'Greatest Generation' visits World War II memorial

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Younger generations of servicemembers and Families welcomed home 90 members of 'the greatest generation' after they returned to the Dothan Regional Airport following the fourth and final World War II Wiregrass Honor Flight April 24.

  • Healthy living emphasized at 188th Infantry Brigade annual safety stand-down

    Apr 29, 2010

    The instructors at 188th Infantry Brigade's annual safety stand-down emphasized the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program and provided concepts for healthy living.

  • Fort Rucker's 164th Theater Airfield Operation Group deploys

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Families and fellow Soldiers of the 164th Theater Airfield Operation Group bid farewell to 17 unit members who departed for a yearlong deployment in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait April 27 at Cairns Army Airfield.

  • Fort Rucker pilots, warrant officer candidates train together

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- CH-47 Chinook pilots dropped off dozens of warrant officer candidates at Tactical Training Base Freedom April 27 as part of the new "WOC Freedom" joint training effort.

  • Bushmasters embed Soldiers with 278th ACR during initial deployment

    Apr 29, 2010

    An embedded team of trainers from the 188th Infantry Brigade was deployed to provide feedback on the training provided to the 278th from Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center and to observe current theater conditions.

  • Chief of Staff meets with 3rd ID Soldiers in Iraq

    Apr 29, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Soldiers attached to the 1st Raider Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, at Forward Operating Base Falcon, Iraq, Apr. 28, 2010. Casey told the Soldiers "You are making a huge difference in a country that is critical to our long term success in the Middle East."

  • Walking tall: Five-three 'giant' captures DSoY title

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- After five days of grueling physical and mental tasks, Sgt. 1st Class Edwin Hernandez was named the 2010 Fort Jackson Drill Sergeant of the Year Saturday.

  • Unearthing the past: Archaeological site offers insights into Archaic period

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Long before Soldiers geared up for foot marches through the woods, travelers made stops on the land that now constitutes Fort Jackson. They left behind camp sites, which date back as many as 9,000 years to the Archaic period.

  • Post gives thanks to military retirees

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The cloudy skies and occasional rain could not dampen the spirits of the retirees who showed up for the retiree recognition ceremony Saturday at Darby Field.

  • Fort Jackson opens GAT facility

    Apr 29, 2010

    Fort Jackson officials cut the ribbon on its new Global Assessment Tool facility, April 28.

  • Bring your kids to work day: Army style

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Approximately 35 new recruits sat in the headquarters building of 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment awaiting an initial briefing. A few wore ACUs. Most were dressed in civilian clothes. Throughout the next several hours, they would be taught by some of the toughest and best Soldiers the battalion had to offer: Mom and Dad.

  • AFCC dedication scheduled

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center will mark its official opening with a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m., May 6. The AFCC is the home to the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, the Air Force Chaplain Corps College and the Navy Chaplaincy School and Center.

  • 187th geared to maintain safety

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Every Soldier knows what it's like to stand among about 100 other Soldiers in a company formation. It would be difficult for any to fathom what it would be like if their battle-buddies to their left or right began to disappear. It might seem like a movie if their comrades vanished, one-by-one.

  • New youth center, a virtual kid's paradise

    Apr 29, 2010

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- When Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of Installation Management Command, unveiled his new roadmap last month in an effort to do a better job at taking care of Army families, this may have been exactly what he had in mind.

  • Military pay competitive with private sector

    Apr 29, 2010

    Military compensation is competing well against the private sector, as evidenced by the high rate of recruitment and retention, a Defense Department official told a Senate subcommittee Wednesday.

  • Warrior University makes the Army stronger

    Apr 29, 2010

    Excitement builds as Soldiers talk about the newest education program in U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr's Warrior University. Courses began in March and were a big hit with Soldiers. The new program is structured to allow Soldiers to take college courses during the duty day. In addition, the courses are open to other members of USAG Grafenwoehr who wish to pursue their postsecondary education.

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