Archive: Apr 2010

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  • Army to host tri-service scholarship program's national competition

    Apr 23, 2010

    The Army Research Laboratory is scheduled to host the 48th National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium competition in Bethesda, Md., April 28 to May 2, bringing together 250 students from across the nation with nearly 100 showcasing research to vie for $144,000 in college scholarship money.

  • Corps of Engineers plants wetland trees to offset flood damage reduction project

    Apr 23, 2010

    The Jacksonville District's Rio AntAfA3n Ruiz project in Puerto Rico provides relief from flooding for 4,000 people

  • Home-Grown "Survivor" Course Breeds Smart Flight Crews for New York Army National Guard

    Apr 23, 2010

    MT MORRIS, NY -- From starting fires to hunting bugs and snakes, Soldiers of the 249th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) did it all here Thursday, taking to the woods to brush up on their survival skills. About a dozen Soldiers from the aero medical evacuation unit took part in the training near the Mt. Morris Dam. Most of the Soldiers belong to flight crews of the unit, which rescues Soldiers wounded in battle or victims of natural or man-made disasters.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers participates in 'Ports 2010' Conference

    Apr 23, 2010

    The Corps' Jacksonville District plans to take active part in American Society of Civil Engineers triannual conference. District maintains harbor channels and 900 miles of Intracoastal Waterway in Florida.

  • Military's New Parents Have Place To Connect

    Apr 23, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Sometimes Cindy Reiman just wants to go where everybody knows her name - and her kids. Trucks, blocks, balls and other children's toys scatter the floor of building 1413 as kids run from room to room, greeting their friends and indulging in the occasional fight over a toy shopping cart. Cheez-Its, Goldfish and animal crackers are the food of choice, juice boxes the perfect refreshment, and every adult in the room is eligible to tie a shoelace, throw away a Kleenex or replenish the snack bowl. To the outsider, the ChildWise building during Play Mornings may appear to be anything but an oasis, but for moms like Reiman, it's just what the pediatrician ordered.

  • Fort Monmouth employee plays key role in Justice sting

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- A Fort Monmouth employee declined an offer of illicit cash and instead played a key role in an operation that led to the arrest of the president and chief executive officer of a defense contracting firm who was charged April 8 with offering the employee a $100,000 bribe.

  • Honor Flight Eyes Final Destination

    Apr 23, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Honor Flight Tennessee Valley is getting ready to complete the mission. Yet, even as volunteers wrap up this popular program to fly World War II veterans to visit their memorial in Washington, D.C., it will take longer than planned to bring its wings to the ground.

  • 60 Reenlist in Nation's Capitol to Celebrate Army Reserve's 102nd Birthday

    Apr 23, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, chief, Army Reserve, re-enlisted 60 Soldiers and Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) in the Nation's Capitol this morning to mark the 102nd birthday of the Army Reserve.

  • Walking With God Along Army Path

    Apr 23, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- God bless ya!" Those words -- most often expressed with excitement and joy, and marked with a smile - follow Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ed Ahl wherever he goes. For him, they are a sincere greeting and an equally sincere farewell to the Soldiers, civilians and contractors he sees every day in his position as the chaplain for the Aviation and Missile Command.

  • What do you do at work'

    Apr 23, 2010

    Children descended on USASMDC/ARSTRAT April 22 to learn what their parents do each day at work.

  • Chapel Congregation Contributes To Crisis Child Care Coffers

    Apr 23, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Bicentennial Chapel patrons reached into their pockets on Easter Sunday to help military family members. Their designated offering of $5,966.85 to the Total Tots program will provide for free child care for military families in need.

  • Wounded Warriors return to Iraq to share experiences

    Apr 23, 2010

    The April 9 visit offered the Soldiers -- some still active, some medically retired -- the opportunity to go full-circle regarding the wounds that precipitated their sudden, and unexpected, return home. Their day here included a visit to the 1st Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, where they had the opportunity to check out the Army's state-of-the-art armored vehicles

  • As Fort Monmouth closure nears, property accountability gains emphasis

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- As Fort Monmouth approaches closure next year, heightened emphasis is placed on the proper accountability of government property.

  • Defense Comes Alive With Avatars

    Apr 23, 2010

    Hollywood director James Cameron may have made the term "avatar" a hot commodity in the world of science fiction movies, but it's the Program Executive Office for Missiles and REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Space that is using the concept of virtual personas in the real-life preparation of Soldiers for the battlefield. The Virtual, Interactive, Collaborative, Training, Resource/Environment laboratory, located at Northrop Grumman facilities in Huntsville, uses computer-generated avatars - movable, three-dimensional images representing Soldiers in a cyberspace environment - and simulated battle scenarios for war fighter training as part of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System development effort.

  • Huachuca 'keeps promise' to Army Families with new Child Development Center

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Members of the Fort Huachuca community gathered Saturday to celebrate the Month of the Military Child. The event was held, in conjunction with the grand opening of the new Child Development Center. Throughout the month of April, military children are honored and recognized for the unique challenges and sacrifices they make.

  • Revised Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills set framework for new and seasoned Soldiers alike

    Apr 23, 2010

    The foundational skills every Soldier must know, regardless of rank or military job - received a facelift when U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command recently released the Army's new Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, and the Critical Individual Supporting Task List elaborating on those tasks and battle drills.

  • DIA Civilian Receives Top Artillery Award

    Apr 23, 2010

    In recognition of his years of dedicated service to Army air and missile defense, Mr. Steven Hancock, a missile intelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA) Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC) was afforded a unique honor recently when he was inducted into the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara during a ceremony at MSIC's headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, AL.

  • G-4 Report April 2010: "Army Logistics Around the World" Unveiling

    Apr 23, 2010

    The Army G-4 unveiled the Pentagon's newest display, "Army Logistics Around the World." The 40-foot display showcases the outstanding work done by Army Logisticians across the globe.

  • Huachuca 'keeps promise' to Army Families with new Child Development Center

    Apr 23, 2010

  • USAG-DTA achieves ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification

    Apr 23, 2010

    S. Army Garrison - Detroit Arsenal Environmental Management System successfully achieved third-party certification for the International Organization for Standardization.

  • Warrior transition unit commander speaks to healthcare professionals

    Apr 23, 2010

    A unit at Fort Benning, Ga., is using technology to develop an enhanced comprehensive transition plan for all wounded warriors.

  • Faith-based mens conference draws soldiers together

    Apr 23, 2010

    COS KALSU, Iraq - The Contingency Operating Site Kalsu ministerial staff held a three-day men's conference in the building that served as the site's chapel before the recent construction of their new worship center, April 8-10.

  • 'Shining Stars' honored during National Volunteer Month

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- April is National Volunteer Month, and last week was Fort Huachuca Volunteer Week. In keeping with the tradition of recognizing those who donate their time in service to others, three Volunteers of the Year for 2009 were honored April 15, along with other "Shining Stars" during a luncheon at Fort Huachuca's Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

  • Mount St. Helens: 30 years later, still recovering

    Apr 23, 2010

    May 18 marks the 30th anniversary of Mount St. HelensAca,!a,,c eruption, which blasted out more than 3 billion cubic yards of volcanic ash and debris, which are still falling down the mountain in a decades-long avalanche.

  • Veteran military working dog remembered

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 209th Military Police Detachment lost a veteran military working dog two weeks ago. Luigi, a 9-year-old German Shepherd who made two combat deployments to Iraq, was euthanized April 9, said SFC James Allred, kennel master for the unit's military working dog section.

  • Fort Benning cuts ribbon on $2.6 million kennel

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Turns out, the doghouse isn't such a bad place to be after all. Fort Benning's military working dogs have a brand new living facility on Main Post after Tuesday's grand opening of the $2.6 million kennel and office complex built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The 209th Military Police Detachment had operated the section at an adjacent temporary site since moving from Harmony Church last July.

  • Weinstein Village starts, ends 'green'

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Fort Huachuca is striving to go greener. Weinstein Village which is being built near the East Gate is all about going green; from the construction to the final project. Crews are building four, three story barracks with attached standard design medium company operations facilities to support the Advanced Initivuial Training mission. Each barracks building will hold 300 people.

  • Soldier wins 1st round of U.S. Open Wrestling

    Apr 23, 2010

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program wrestler Spc. Timothy Taylor defeated Frank Workman, 5-0, 1-0, in the first round of Greco-Roman competition Friday at the 2010 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland.

  • Be observant, take action, continue to save lives

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga., (April 22, 2010) - Compared to a year ago, suicides within U.S. Army Forces Command are down by four percent; that's the good news. Unfortunately, even a single suicide is still one too many. That's why it's important for the Army community to continue to be accountable to and for the Soldier(s) in our lives. "Suicide is not someone else's problem," said Gen. Charles C. Campbell, FORSCOM commander. "It's our problem ... (to prevent someone) from seeking a permanent and tragic solution to a temporary problem." Whether as a leader or battle buddy, husband or wife, son or daughter, or simply the neighbor next door to a Soldier, it's important to be observant and to be ready to take action to save a life.

  • At the Sherman House

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--When Fort Sill's commanding genera, Maj. Gen. David Halverson, and his wife, Karen, entertain visiting dignitaries at Sherman House, they do so with a gold standard personal chef - Sgt. Alicia Hight. Hight most recently earned three gold medals at the 35th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Military improves do-it-yourself moves

    Apr 23, 2010

    After extensive testing and evaluation, the military has launched an improved system to better compensate servicemembers who personally move their household goods on military orders.

  • First Airmen graduate from Fort Sill course with new Air Force occupation code

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Side by side, 2nd Lts. Eammon O'Shea and Michael Brittner are two of the first airmen to usher in the new Air Force Specialty Code: 13L, Air Liaison Officer. They are part of the first round of career ALOs to have no prior experience in the Air Force. And, being the first carries with it a lot of humility. "How little we know. One of the biggest things I've learned is how much I don't know and how much I need to learn," said Brittner.

  • Anbar Police stand up K-9 unit

    Apr 23, 2010

    One of Iraq's newest K-9 units stood up last month in Anbar with help from a U.S. Army Military Police K-9 outfit attached to 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division.

  • IJC Commander Visits Spann

    Apr 23, 2010

    CAMP SPANN, Afghanistan - Lt. Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, paid a visit to Camp Spann, Afghanistan, April 21, to meet with the command from NATO and coalition forces from Regional Command North.

  • U.S. Army South conducts joint humanitarian exercise in Nicaragua

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - U.S. Army South, along with U.S. Navy engineers, are working together with the Nicaraguan National Assembly to construct three waterwells in Los Sanchez, Samaria and La Noria from March 21 until May 21 as part of Army South's, Beyond the Horizon mission.

  • Bring Your Child to Work Day at USASAC

    Apr 23, 2010

    USASAC participated in the Redstone Arsenal Bring Your Child to Work Day April 22. The commanding general, Brig. Gen. Christopher Tucker, came out to meet the employee's children.

  • Apr. 17, 2010- Dallas Military Ball address

    Apr 23, 2010

  • ADA cuts ribbon on new complex, unveails memorial

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--The inscription on his memorial reads: "Hope, Promise, Potential." These three words summed up the brief life of 2nd Lt. Matthew Zielinski, Air Defense Artillery officer and U.S. Military Academy graduate. Zielinski, 23, died after being struck by a truck in Anthony, Texas, Oct. 21, 1988. Almost 22 years later, the 2nd Lt. Matthew J. Zielinski Memorial Plaza was unveiled Friday along with buildings dedicated to retired Col. James "Buster" Hayden and the late Lt. Col. Larry Pruitt during a ceremony at the ADA brigade complex near Mow-Way and Burrill roads here.

  • Army working to stop all sexual assault

    Apr 23, 2010

    Every two minutes someone in the United States is sexually assaulted according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. One in six women and one in 33 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.

  • Fort Bragg youth kick off spring sports season

    Apr 23, 2010

    An audience of more than 300 Family members, friends and fans joined various softball, baseball and soccer teams to kick off the 2010 Spring Youth Sports competitive season in a ceremony at Fort Bragg's NCO Academy Field. The season-opening event marked the beginning of youth teams with names like the Tarheels, Jumping Unicorns, Tornados, Hot Wheels, Green Beans, Sluggers, Lazers, and D.C. United.

  • Fort Bragg remembers holocaust survivors

    Apr 23, 2010

    "The Holocaust: Days of Remembrance" was presented by the XVIII Airborne Corps, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Womack Army Medical Center and the U.S. Special Operations Command in an 11:30 a.m. ceremony in Weaver Auditorium. Gizella Abramson served as guest speaker. Abramson was 11 years old and she recalled the barbarity of seeing people die for no other reason than being Jewish.

  • Fort Sill lodging getting face lift

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Privatized Army lodging, a two-phased process scheduled for completion in 2015, is operational here with renovations to rooms proceeding as scheduled. Gabriele Whitaker, general manager for Intercontinental Hotel Group, the company that operates post lodging, said customers will notice new services and updated amenities. "The Army gains first-rate facilities for its Soldiers and families from a program that includes private sector development and management practices," said Whitaker, who added this influx of capital and ideas augments the high standards that were already in place here.

  • Special operations stresses motorcycle safety

    Apr 23, 2010

    The new U.S. Army Special Operations Command policy covering motorcycle safety is out, and anyone that falls under USASOC needs to know it. Whether you ride a motorcycle, are considering it, or if you are the supervisor of a rider, the new policy applies to you.

  • Fort Bragg spouses get a taste of Army life

    Apr 23, 2010

    1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment hosted the unit's first Spouses Spur Ride April 9. The event was a way for the unit's spouses to get to know one another before the squadron deploys this summer. During the daylong spur ride, the spouses tackled an obstacle course, participated in a two-mile march, fired an M-249 squad automatic weapon and took a test about Army knowledge.

  • CG's Challenge Walk Wednesday

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Fort Sill's commanding general challenges the entire community students, Soldiers, family members and civilians to get involved with fitness at the spring Commanding General's Challenge Community Walk Wednesday. The walk begins and ends on the Fort Sill Polo Field. The walk, which kicks off at 1:30 p.m., is open to the public and is held in conjunction with the Southwestern Oklahoma community and local schools.

  • Military spouses at Fort Bragg learn to control mind, body

    Apr 23, 2010

    To help military spouses cope with some of the stress brought on by everyday life, the Army Center for Enhanced Performance is offering Mind-Body classes to teach spouses techniques to balance stress and recovery. These classes are part of Fort Bragg's effort to support its Soldiers, Families and Army civilians with programs that meet their needs, further enabling them to maintain resiliency.

  • Fort Bragg Red Cross recognizes volunteers

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Last week, during the 2010 Celebration of American Red Cross and Womack Army Medical Center Volunteers ceremony at the Fort Bragg Club, over 450 volunteers who had given over 69,000 combined hours of service in the past year were recognized.

  • Fort Bragg offers green lodging

    Apr 23, 2010

    At Airborne Inn, guests who do not want to change their linen daily can opt to have it changed weekly simply by hanging towels back on the rack instead of placing them on the floor for retrieval by the cleaning crew. The initiative is just one of many taken by participants in Fort Bragg's Green Lodging Program. Fort Bragg is committed to integrate sustainability into daily operations in order to ensure future installations capabilities.

  • Fort Bragg Families of fallen Soldiers enjoy weekend at Victory Junction Camp

    Apr 23, 2010

    Eighteen Families from Fort Bragg were able to leave their grief, anger and despair behind at Timkin Tunnel and enter into a 'slice of heaven on earth' at Victory Junction Camp in Randleman, N.C. during a weekend of fun April 16 through 18.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier's instincts, training saves lives

    Apr 23, 2010

    While on leave, a Soldier and his cousin were out one evening and on their way home they noticed a house that had caught fire. The Soldier and his cousin were able to enter the house, and get three people out to safety.

  • Fort Drum firefighter loses life serving his community

    Apr 23, 2010

  • Residents celebrate Earth Day with help from Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes

    Apr 23, 2010

    Nearly 60 Families, with children eager to learn more about the environment, participated in Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes' 2010 Earth Day celebration April 15 at Rhicard Hills Community Center. Families were invited to join in an afternoon of fun and learning with Mountain Community Homes' staff and representatives from local organizations.

  • Expert Field Medical Badge awarded to Fort Bragg Soldiers

    Apr 23, 2010

    After two weeks of training and another week of qualification, the Expert Field Medical Badge was awarded to 39 Soldiers during a graduation ceremony at Fort Bragg, April 15.

  • Three 3-85 Soldiers to compete at inaugural Warrior Games

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Three Soldiers assigned to 3-85 Mountain Infantry (Warrior Transition Unit) will compete as members of the Army team in the inaugural Warrior Games, May 10-14, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The games are part of an effort to inspire recovery, capitalize on physical fitness, and promote new opportunities for growth and achievement.

  • Think tank makes fellow of Fort Drum employee

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - A Fort Drum civilian employee joined an elite group of American scholars and artists selected April 15 to spend time at a prominent think tank in Europe - the first time a Department of Defense employee has ever been tapped for the fellowship in its 114-year history.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps names NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Apr 23, 2010

    On Tuesday, the XVIII Airborne Corps recognized Staff Sgt. Loren A. Gernandt from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 20th Engineer Brigade and Spc. Patrick J. Jeffrey from Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 108th ADA Bde., as the XVIII Abn. Corps Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • Historian tells American faith stories at prayer luncheon

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Author and historian David Barton shared American stories of faith, prayer and moral conviction during Fort Drum's National Prayer Luncheon last week at the Commons. "As we gather here today at this prayer luncheon, (it's worth noting) this is not an unusual thing," Barton said April 14. "This is the character of who we have been as American people and an American military from the very beginning. It's why we've been blessed as a nation - we have acknowledged God."

  • Spring Youth Turkey Hunt will take place this weekend

    Apr 23, 2010

  • Fort Drum community cleans up for Earth Day

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Fort Drum Soldiers, civilian employees and residents gathered April 13 on post to participate in the 2010 Earth Day Clean Up Your World event. The event was designed to clean up Fort Drum with volunteers tackling different sections on post. Groups went out and picked up as much litter as possible. At the end of the event, the groups weighed what they had collected, and they were awarded points based on the total weight of litter. Recyclables were worth double points. The group with the most points in each category received a trophy made of recycled materials and a tree will be planted in their honor.

  • 3rd Brigade Combat Team opens new dining facility

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The North Riva Ridge Dining Facility was officially opened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 15 on Fort Drum. Command Sgt. Maj. Delbert Byers, 3rd Brigade Combat Team command sergeant major, cut the ribbon and officially opened the $12 million, state-of-the-art dining facility.

  • Comedians perform for Fort Drum audience

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Comics on Duty, an 18-year old program that brings stand-up comedians to service members around the world, presented an evening of entertainment April 13 at the Commons. Comedians Steve Bills, Tom Foss, Paul Ogata and John Bizarre performed amid boisterous laughter from the audience. All four are veterans of Comics on Duty and have traveled around the world - to include Iraq and Afghanistan - to perform for troops.

  • Guthrie Clinic Hourly Care Annex supports patients

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Anyone who is assigned to Fort Drum knows that construction abounds across the installation. The U.S. Army Medical Department Activity is no exception. Projects completed over the past year include the Guthrie Clinic Hourly Care Annex, which provides child care while patients visit their medical and/or dental appointments on Fort Drum.

  • Soldier, others honor local WWII veteran with personalized cane

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Warrior Transition Unit bus driver Fred Brooks likes to shoot the breeze with riding Soldiers, especially during cold North Country winters, when the shuttle's toasty interior invites passengers to hang back and chat. "On the bus we like to talk," said Brooks, an Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm. "But whatever's said on the bus stays on the bus." This past winter, a passenger said something that caught Brooks' attention. WTU Soldier Spc. Charles Wood, 33, said while staying at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., last year he connected with a woodcarver from Tennessee who honors wounded veterans by crafting them distinctive eagle-head canes, much like the one Wood himself uses for injuries sustained in Iraq.

  • 2-87 Infantry Soldiers receive deployment awards

    Apr 23, 2010

    Eighteen Soldiers in 2nd Battalion, 87nd Infantry Regiment received recognition April 12 at Magrath Gym for their efforts during the unit's most recent deployment to Afghanistan. Three Soldiers received the Purple Heart Medal for being injured in combat. Fifteen Soldiers received an Army Commendation Medal with Valor, for meritorious service while deployed.

  • KFOR, KP work together to plan response exercise in Gjilan/Gnjilane

    Apr 23, 2010

    GJILAN/GNJILANE, Kosovo - Representatives from the Kosovo Police, EULEX and Multinational Battle Group East conducted a "walk-through" on the grounds of Camp Monteith April 20 to coordinate a joint response exercise that will take place later in June.

  • U.S. Army Africa medical NCO earns top leadership award

    Apr 23, 2010

    When Sgt. 1st Class Dedraf Blash reports to duty each day, whether in Africa mentoring troops or here at U.S. Army Africa's division surgeon's office, she displays superior leadership and professionalism above what's expected of a senior noncommissioned officer.

  • US Soldiers transfer JSS Salie to Federal Police United States Forces - Iraq

    Apr 23, 2010

    Soldiers of C Troop, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, transferred Joint Security Station Salie to members of 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Iraqi Federal Police in a ceremony Tuesday.

  • JCC Abu Ghraib transferred to Iraqi Police United States Forces - Iraq

    Apr 23, 2010

    The 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division transferred authority of Joint Coordination Center Abu Ghraib to their Iraqi Police partners during a ceremony conducted here Tuesday.

  • Career Soldiers, available for anything

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Taking care of Soldiers is a responsibility shared by all Army leaders, but for some it goes a step further.

  • Official urges Gulf War vets to seek VA care

    Apr 23, 2010

    Gulf War veterans with medical symptoms should seek treatment through the Department of Veterans Affairs in light of a recent study that says Gulf War service is a cause of post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Better prosthetics coming for wounded warriors

    Apr 23, 2010

    From developing a new microprocessor-controlled prosthetic leg to a non-chafing socket device, the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center is making big strides in advancing prosthetic science to improve wounded warriors' quality of life.

  • Tennessee Guardsmen prep Zac Brown Band concert for 1,500 plus fans

    Apr 23, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE MAREZ, MOSUL, Iraq - Soldiers with the Regimental Fires Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) volunteered to set up the stage for the Zac Brown Band's concert, April 16 at the amphitheater at Contingency Operating Base Marez, Iraq.

  • Recovery mission to northern Mosul a quick success

    Apr 23, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE MAREZ, IRAQ - Soldiers with A Battery, Regimental Fires Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) executed a recovery mission just north of Mosul, Iraq, April 14.

  • Exercises test revamped mass casualty plan at Bondsteel hospital

    Apr 23, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- It was a busy day at the Camp Bondsteel Hospital April 16. On top of all the real world business that doctors, nurses and hospital staff members tend to on a daily basis, on this day they faced a daunting medical exercise designed to keep everyone hopping.

  • Force protection Soldiers increase base safety measures

    Apr 23, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE MAREZ, IRAQ - Soldiers with the Regimental Fires Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) implemented and installed new safety measures at Contingency Operating Base Marez, Iraq, April 15.

  • Army's newest helicopter now flying in Europe

    Apr 23, 2010

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command paved the way for another first when it facilitated the acquisition and receipt of five UH-72A Lakota helicopters - the Army's newest aircraft. The cutting-edge helicopters received at Ramstein Air Base April 13 are the first ones to reach the U.S. Army in Europe.

  • Allies confront 'terror strike' at K-16

    Apr 22, 2010

  • CRC Soldiers, Families gather 'at the grill'

    Apr 22, 2010

  • Allies launch 'historic' training barrage

    Apr 22, 2010

  • The U.S. Army Concept Capability Plan for Cyberspace Operations 2016-2028

    Apr 22, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) just published the Army's first comprehensive look at how the Army will leverage cyberspace and cyber operations, looking forward for nearly the next two decades. TRADOC Pamphlet 525-7-8, The U.S. Army Concept Capability Plan (CCP) for Cyberspace Operations 2016-2028, TRADOC Pam 525-7-8, published on Feb. 22, 2010, includes a conceptual framework for integrating cyber operations into full-spectrum operations, thereby providing the basis for follow-on doctrine development efforts. This conceptual framework outlines how commanders integrate cyber operations to gain advantage, protect that advantage, and place adversaries at a disadvantage. This pamphlet also establishes a common lexicon for Army cyber operations, and describes the relationship between cyber and other Army capabilities.

  • Fort Custer awarded for its work to preserve, restore natural resources

    Apr 22, 2010

    The Michigan Army National Guard's Fort Custer Training Center won both the FY 2009 Secretary of the Army award and Secretary of Defense award for natural resources conservation on a small installation. Several rare and at-risk communities, such as Prairie Fens, oak savanna, oak forests, southern wet meadows, southern hardwood swamps, dry sand prairies and mesic prairies, provide habitat for threatened and endangered species and support many plant alliances on the installation. Fort Custer's natural resources staff is committed to maintaining balance between environmental management requirements and Michigan Army National Guard's mission support.

  • Chattanooga Aca,!" 'Scenic City'

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The home of MoonPies and miniature golf, claiming both the world's longest pedestrian bridge and the world's steepest passenger railway - that's Chattanooga, Tenn. The city is about four hours away from Fort Benning, and with dozens of unique attractions you can't find anywhere else, it's perfect for a weekend getaway.

  • Fuller tours expanding Stryker repair facility in Qatar

    Apr 22, 2010

    Col. Lawrence Fuller was in Qatar, April 14, touring the only Stryker battle damage repair facility in the Middle East. Fuller completed a two-day tour of Army Materiel Command warehouses at Camp As Sayliyah, a week ahead of taking command of 402nd Army Field Support Brigade at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Concentration camp liberator shares story

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - For 94-year-old World War II veteran COL(R) Aaron Cohn, serving as guest speaker for the Days of Remembrance service helped fulfill a promise he made nearly 65 years ago to an Austrian who, like Cohn, was Jewish.

  • Volunteer ceremony set for Thursday

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning, here's your chance to meet some of the people behind the scenes of many of the services offered on post. Volunteers involved in everything from the Red Cross to area schools will be honored at the Fort Benning Volunteer Awards Ceremony Thursday at Riverside.

  • Teen Advisors, Velocity Program help students become leaders with integrity

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "Have you ever been really super depressed for a long time and had thoughts of suicide'" "If people in your family drink a lot, will you drink a lot'" "What could I do about bullies who pick on me for my disabilities'" "Is it wrong to hurt yourself on the inside to look better on the outside'" These are just a few of the questions on the minds of local teenagers in the Chattahoochee Valley area. There to provide the answers and an honest look at living with integrity is Teen Advisors, a Columbus-based organization that uses positive peer pressure to help students make right choices.

  • Now what': Festival's title recalls hurtful past

    Apr 22, 2010

    Commentary: A community festival's title recalls hurtful past

  • Stand Down helps homeless vets 'get back on track'

    Apr 22, 2010

    Two hundred and fifty-three homeless veterans and nearly 500 needy veterans who came to Operation Stand Down 2010 Saturday at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. Hosted by the South Atlantic Center for Veterans Education and Training Inc., the event featured 158 organizations offering aide to veterans.

  • Fort Benning gets OK to study land purchase

    Apr 22, 2010

    The Department of the Army has approved a plan allowing Fort Benning to go forward with a study on the possibility of expanding its training lands by 82,800 acres over the next five to six years.

  • $10 million ... and counting: Fort Bliss Tax Center to stay open through May 26

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- At the stroke of midnight on April 16, the Fort Bliss Tax Center marked the end of tax season with tremendous statistics to tell the story of the support they offered the Bliss community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. But as if $10.9 million worth of returns for approximately 5,000 filings (almost twice as much as 2009) wasn't enough, center officials said they will stay open through May 26 to support Soldiers scheduled to return from deployment through May.

  • Rangers blast CRC Thunder 10-0

    Apr 22, 2010

    The Rangers blanked CRC Thunder 10-0 in an intramural soccer game Monday at Doughboy Stadium. The Rangers of 75th Ranger Regiment missed several early scoring opportunities, until James Grady scored in the first half. Rangers Jon Graves and Benjamin French added goals to take a 3-0 lead, while CRC Thunder came within scoring range, but came away without a goal. Anthony Vasquez and Grady scored goals to increase the Rangers' lead to 6-0 at the half. In the second half, with an assist by Dale Henny, Ranger Jeff Duncan added a goal, and Graves scored his second goal to lead 8-0. CRC Thunder had a shot at scoring when the Rangers' goalie Henny left the goalie area. Henny and French scored late to seal a 10-0 win.

  • Running for veterans

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Ultra-marathon runner John Teeples is running for the heroes and hopes you will join him. Teeples, a supporter of the Columbus-based House of Heroes, is expanding his annual Run for the Heroes to include individual runners and relay teams who would like to participate in the 260-mile trek from Fort Benning to Savannah, Ga., over Memorial Day weekend to drum up donations for the nonprofit organization.

  • Family Entertainment Center open for fun

    Apr 22, 2010

    During the grand opening ceremony of the Family Entertainment Center Friday, the community was introduced to a new on-post entertainment option.

  • Pirates tie for first place in division

    Apr 22, 2010

    After defeating the A's Tuesday at Shirley Winston Park in Columbus, the Fort Benning Pirates are tied with the Red Sox at 6-1 for first place in the 11-and 12-year-old Sally Little League baseball, A-ball division. The Pirates, an off-post Child, Youth and School Services team, got off to a quick start in the top of the first inning with a Max Ashe RBI single to lead 1-0. Pirates pitcher Ashe kept the A's scoreless to end the first. Keith Hudson got an RBI triple in the top of the second inning to increase the Pirates' lead to 2-0, while Ashe held the A's to a base hit in the bottom of the second.

  • Running for veterans

    Apr 22, 2010

    Ultra-marathon runner John Teeples is running for the heroes and hopes you will join him. Teeples, a supporter of the Columbus-based House of Heroes, is expanding his annual Run for the Heroes to include individual runners and relay teams who would like to participate in the 260-mile trek from Fort Benning to Savannah, Ga., over Memorial Day weekend to drum up donations for the nonprofit organization. House of Heroes provides minor repairs and improvements to the homes of elderly or disabled military and public safety veterans and their spouses at no cost. Since 2000, it has repaired more than 360 homes in the tricommunity area, said Susan Gerkin, executive director of House of Heroes-Chattahoochee Valley Chapter. Teeples' inaugural run last year raised $15,000 for the organization. This year, he hopes to raise $40,000 - a little over half of what House of Heroes needs to repair its goal of 40 to 50 homes this year.

  • Post's top drill sergeant recognized at cadre call

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning's Drill Sergeant of the Year was recognized Friday at a cadre call for the 198th Infantry Brigade.

  • From fire house to Learning Center: Renovations support training effort

    Apr 22, 2010

    From its days as fire house, building 212 once accommodated all of the depot's fire fighting needs. Building 212 was built in 1942 as a temporary fire house and served the depot well for over sixty years. Finally in 2004, the depot closed the fire house citing all of its useful life well behind it. Then, an idea: renovate the building's garage into another much needed space--a fully equipped learning center.

  • US forces host capabilities exercise

    Apr 22, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers from 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted a capabilities exercise at Contingency Operating Station Falcon, April 15, for the Iraqi Security Forces that incorporated almost every mission enabler the brigade could offer to assist the ISF in its future missions.

  • Switching Sides - From Soldier to Journalist

    Apr 22, 2010

    . . . when a Soldier takes control of an interview and paints the picture on his terms, a reporter can suddenly amplify the Army story and end up shaping the perceptions of people who are getting the story.

  • Salute to the South features arts, crafts: Family-friendly event in its second year

    Apr 22, 2010

    If spitting sunflower seeds, eating barbecue and clogging spark your fancy, you'll want to hurry on down to Uchee Creek Campground Saturday between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.

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