Archive: Apr 2010

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  • 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.

  • Take Action - International Earth Day 2010 celebrated at U.S. Army's sole Netherlands garrison

    Jun 15, 2011

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Earth Day was celebrated by U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen with tailored presentations, an educational walk around Schinnen Pond and a poster contest to promote energy awareness, recycling and mankind's impact on the environment to more than 250 students from five nearby military and civilian community schools April 22.

  • Earth Day is every day for USACE's Jacksonville District

    Apr 22, 2010

    Forty years after the first Earth Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District's environmental mission contributes daily to environmental sustainability, ecosystem restoration, natural resources management and the protection of threatened and endangered species.

  • Stewart, Hunter hold Great MWR Yard Sale

    Apr 22, 2010

  • Sexual Assault Commentary

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and sexual harassment, sexual assault and domestic violence are real issues that are troubling Army officials.

  • Fiesta at Fort Sam Houston

    Apr 22, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Fort Sam Houston hosted a Fiesta event April 18. Fiesta runs April 15-25 throughout San Antonio.

  • Massachusetts Soldiers, STOP team train together

    Apr 22, 2010

    Local Army Reserve Soldiers from the 801st Quartermaster Detachment, Taunton, Mass., attended a one-day Advanced Active Shooter training recently which is run by members of the Massachusetts State Police Special Tactical Operations team, a specialized team within the Massachusetts State Police Department.

  • Holocaust observance

    Apr 22, 2010

    Kurzbard's parents were survivors of the concentration camps and the stories passed down to him, detailed the atrocities his parents experienced during the Holocaust.

  • Cole sixth-grade students celebrate Earth Day

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Sixth-grade students from Robert G. Cole Middle School celebrated the 40th anniversary of Earth Day April 14 with the planting of two drought-resistant Redbud trees.

  • Convoy safety

    Apr 22, 2010

    Although training is a year-round activity for Soldiers, vehicles and convoys are more visible on Alaskan roads during warm-weather months.

  • Workshop focuses minds on ASC missions

    Apr 22, 2010

    Property book officers and Army Field Support Brigade staff personnel from worldwide locations brought their combined skills to bear at the third annual Army Sustainment Command Property Branch and G-4 (Logistics) Workshop held April 13-16 at the Bettendorf, Iowa, Holiday Inn.

  • Network kits, vehicles prepare for limited-user test

    Apr 22, 2010

    At Boeing labs in Huntington Beach, Calif., engineers are integrating the equipment and software that forms the backbone of the Army's Brigade Combat Team Modernization effort: the network.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month shines light on dark problem

    Apr 22, 2010

    . . . these motivate Fort Wainwright's Family Advocacy Program staff, working on the front lines of the battle against sexual assault, to do whatever they can to not only offer assistance in the event of sexual assault, but to offer prevention information and outreach to help protect Soldiers and family members from ever becoming victims.

  • Ready Army aims to increase resiliency

    Apr 22, 2010

    The U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal observed Ready Army week March 29-April 2.

  • 'Screamfree' author, creator presents marriage, parenting seminars at Fort Sam Houston

    Apr 22, 2010

    The post community was introduced to the concepts of "Screamfree" parenting and marriage April 15 at Army Community Service. Hal Runkel, licensed marriage and family therapist and founder of the Screamfree Institute, visited Fort Sam Houston to present two seminars titled "Screamfree Parenting" and "Screamfree Marriages" to Soldiers and their Families.

  • West Point cadet Combat Weapons Team earns national championship

    Apr 22, 2010

    What began as a cold, dreary day turned into a terrific glowing victory and a national championship for the cadets competing April 10 as part of the West Point Combat Weapons Team. The team traveled to the Hartford Gun Club in Connecticut to take on other academy teams at the Joint Service Academy Combat Weapons Competition.

  • Guard helps with North Dakota storm cleanup

    Apr 22, 2010

    Twenty-eight Guard members are currently on state active duty to aid local power companies in the clean-up process after a late season snow and ice storm toppled about 12,000 power poles and left many areas in central North Dakota without power.

  • First phase complete on Stony Lonesome construction

    Apr 22, 2010

    In August 2008, Balfour Beatty Communities began the daunting responsibility of building and renovating housing at West Point. A ceremony was held April 15 for the Overstreet Family who cut the ribbon to their home, celebrating the completion of phase one of the construction in the area a month before deadline.

  • Resolve, Recover, Restore -- Antiterrorism Exercise Tests West Point's Responsiveness

    Apr 22, 2010

    Personnel from the Directorate of Emergency Services and Keller Army Community Hospital took immediate action, filtering civilian casualties through medical triage after a random shooting occurred April 14 at West Point. Meanwhile, military police officers executed appropriate crowd control measures and secured the area, awaiting the arrival of hostage negotiators from the Criminal Investigation Division. Nearby, the mobile DES Incident Command Post commanded the scene, keeping tabs on casualties and units, while reporting updates to the main Emergency Operations Center. The incident was staged, but the actions of nearly 100 first responders and personnel from dozens of organizations were precise and real.

  • Month of the Military Child - Child, Youth and School Services

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- April's Month of the Military Child celebration is not only for young children. It is also for children in that awkward age range between 11 and 18; teens, who would no doubt tackle a myriad of issues as they complete the transition between childhood and young adulthood anyway, but because their parents choose to serve their nation as Soldiers, can face even more challenges.

  • Best Warriors Shoot and Move

    Apr 22, 2010

  • Volunteer of the Year Awards acknowledges dedicated, caring people

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- More than 300 people attended the Volunteer of the Year Recognition ceremony April 15 at the Sam Houston Club to recognize individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond in donating time, dedication and commitment to the community.

  • Army's Most Deployed Unit Creates New Driver's Ed

    Apr 22, 2010

    The largest ground vehicle in the Army's Transportation Corps is used to haul the U.S. military's heaviest loads. But that armored tractor-trailer doesn't drive itself. That job belongs to Soldiers known as "88 Mikes"...

  • West Point Cadets 'Win the Peace' in Jersey City

    Apr 22, 2010

    One might think that a trip section consisting of Egyptian food for breakfast, Pakistani cuisine for lunch and Indian food for dinner would take place at the United Nations or at an international business meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. However, this trip section took place down the road in Jersey City, N.J. Fourteen cadets from the Department of Social Science's XH467 "Winning the Peace" class visited the multi-ethnic, multi-religious, and multi-cultural community in Jersey City April 15-17, in an effort to better understand different cultures, religious groups and the dynamics of building cross-cultural relationships.

  • Take care with birds' nests

    Apr 22, 2010

    These nests, once built and occupied (by chicks or eggs), cannot be removed or destroyed by mandate of the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act

  • West Point teams place at MIT Soldier Design Competition

    Apr 22, 2010

    The West Point cadet design teams competed and won second, third and fourth place prizes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2010 Soldier Design Competition.

  • West Point cadets' academic capstone comes to fruition with Projects Day

    Apr 22, 2010

    On April 29, firsties and a handful of cows will showcase their capstone projects, which are the conclusion of a yearlong academic adventure. With countless hours devoted outside the normal requirements of the typical cadet schedule, these students worked late nights and weekends to complete mind-boggling projects that on many levels are only done by graduate and, in some cases, doctoral level students at other universities.

  • C-130 touches down at Fort Lee load training site

    Apr 22, 2010

    Fort Lee moved one step closer to its goal of creating a first-rate, 21st century training facility for transportation troops when an actual C-130E fuselage was placed at the Multi-Mode Load Training Site on the east side of post.

  • Selective Service expands alternatives for conscientious objectors

    Apr 22, 2010

    As long as there's been Americans fighting in wars, there have been those who do not object to the idea of serving their country, but do object to the idea of directly killing another human being or being involved in that act.

  • ACC Commanders and Directors Meet in San Antonio

    Apr 22, 2010

    "Fueling the Future" was the theme for the Army Contracting Command's Commanders' and Directors' Offsite conference in San Antonio, Texas, April 5-9. Participants included the commanding generals and command sergeants major of the Expeditionary Contracting Command and the Mission and Installation Management Command, ACC contracting center executive directors and senior members of the ACC headquarters staff. Also participating was Edward Harrington, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Procurement. In his opening remarks, Jeff Parsons, executive director, ACC, reviewed the goals of the conference. "How can we improve our enterprise-wide support for our customers and how we can help prepare our leaders of tomorrow," he asked.

  • IMCOM breaks ground on new home at Fort Sam Houston

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Military City USA gained a new neighbor April 19 as military and community leaders gathered at Fort Sam Houston for a groundbreaking ceremony for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's new headquarters.

  • Moving out, marching on

    Apr 22, 2010

    The medics of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment on Camp Stryker, have spent the last few months preparing for a move to a different base. As the move date nears, their plans are slowly transforming from ideas scribbled in notebooks to packed boxes and empty rooms, all while maintaining the top level of medical care possible for their Soldiers.

  • Army Earth Day - April 22, 2010

    Apr 22, 2010

    On April 22, the United States Army joined the Nation in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day provides the Army with the opportunity to reassert our commitment to environmental sustainability and energy security critical to protecting the earth, protecting lives and supporting our mission requirements.

  • Melt away stress through yoga exercise

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Most exercises involve strength or cardio training, and every good workout incorporates stretching, fitness experts say. Some people even find relaxation in sweating it out through intense physical training regimens. It's rare, however, that all these goals can be accomplished in one routine, but installation gymnasium staff offer yoga classes that incorporate all that and more.

  • 3rd HBCT Soldiers honored at Warriors Walk

    Apr 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Sergeant Lakeshia M. Bailey and Sgt. Aaron M. Arthur, both of Company G, 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were killed of injuries sustained in a vehicle rollover north of Al Kut, Iraq, March 8. The two were friends, and on April 15, they were honored, side-by-side, at Warriors' Walk, with the 425th and 426th Eastern Redbud trees planted in Fort Stewart's soil.

  • IMCOM tree sets roots in Texas

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The commanding general of the Installation Management Command, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch and Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola hosted key members of the San Antonio community at IMCOM's groundbreaking ceremony at Fort Sam Houston. In honor of Earth Day, Col. Maria R. Gervais, commander USAEC, presented Lt. Gen. Lynch with a Crepe Myrtle tree to be planted on the grounds of IMCOM's new headquarters. The crepe myrtle represents the installation management community's commitment to sinking its new roots at Fort Sam Houston.

  • Thunder on Tholocco -- event moved to Sunday due to weather

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff plays host to the fourth annual Thunder on Tholocco April 25 at Lake Tholocco's West Beach where some drag boat racers reach speeds in excess of 100 mph.

  • Flying in the shadow of the 'valley of death': 3rd CAB, TF Falcon airlifts Soldiers from K

    Apr 22, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - The sound of rotor blades broke the silence of night as air crews descended on a combat outpost blanketed in darkness. Staring through their night vision goggles crew chiefs guided Chinooks to their landing zones, ready to receive Soldiers and equipment as U.S. forces pulled out of the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan.

  • Fort Rucker empowers community to cut energy bills

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- In recognition of Earth Day today, installation leaders ask the Fort Rucker community to consider how it can reduce its carbon footprint to lower energy usage and residential and workplace bills.

  • Stewart, Hunter hold state of the garrison

    Apr 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART and HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Soldiers and Army Civilians gathered in the Main Post Chapel at Fort Stewart and the Hunter Chapel to learn about the State of the Garrison last week.

  • Fort Rucker community members learn building healthy relationship tips

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Some Soldiers and civilians learned ways to keep relationships healthy during an Army Community Services' Lunch and Learn session April 14 at the Wings Chapel Annex.

  • TF Marne engages reality of sexual assault in the Army

    Apr 22, 2010

    <b>CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq </b>- Sexual assault is an issue within all communities, including the Army. As a preventative measure against cases of sexual assault, Task Force Marne held sexual assault awareness training for more than 150 Soldiers on Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, April 15.

  • Fort Rucker residents celebrate garden's grand opening

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Military Families can exercise green thumbs at the Fort Rucker Community Garden. Picerne Military Housing staff and installation leaders performed a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 15 for the 25-plot organic garden, located in Bowden Terrace off Baker Street.

  • 44th MEDICAL COMMAND INACTIVATES, REACTIVATES AS 44TH MEDICAL BRIGADE

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Dragon medics of the 44th Medical Command held a one-of-a-kind ceremony here today. The unit were inactivated and reactivated as the 44th Medical Brigade, and they held change-of-command as well as a commander's retirement ceremony.

  • USACE People: Tough times in Iraq lead wounded warrior to Corps contracting team

    Apr 22, 2010

    Nicholas Ebbinghaus is the third wounded warrior the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District has hired in the past year.

  • Fort Rucker class teaches defense against aggressors

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Community members took kicks and threw punches to learn to better protect themselves against sexual assault by attending a self-defense techniques class April 16 at Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility.

  • Army's Earth Day focus on 'green' stewardship

    Apr 22, 2010

    Many projects worldwide are helping the Army with this year's focus for Earth Day: environmental stewardship. Twenty-eight major Army installations have long-term sustainability plans, which include seeking alternative energy methods, ensuring safe disposal of radioactive waste and conservation.

  • Fort Rucker golf tournament benefits AER

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- For the 20th consecutive year, area golfers can raise money for the Army Emergency Relief Fund when they hit the links at Silver Wings Golf Course April 23.

  • USACE People: One man decked the Bonneville Dam with ... art'

    Apr 22, 2010

    Lee JensenAca,!a,,cs art showed a keen appreciation for the natural beauty around him, and also his sense of humor.

  • 'Speed and Power' Soldiers thwart attack, save lives

    Apr 22, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Three Soldiers assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, were awarded the Army Commendation Medal, April 8, for maintaining vigilance, while keeping watch over their operational environment. Using elevated camera systems, the three Soldiers disrupted insurgents who were placing an improvised explosive device on the side of a road, saving the lives of a squad conducting a dismounted patrol on that road.

  • ARMY OFFICIAL VISITS TOBYHANNA

    Apr 22, 2010

    Tobyhanna Army Depot--CECOM Life Cycle Management Command commander toured depot faciilities.

  • 3rd Sustainment Bde cases colors

    Apr 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 3rd Sustainment Brigade and Special Troops Battalion cased their colors in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, April 15.

  • Radar programs earn technology awards

    Apr 22, 2010

    Tobyhanna Army Depot--Two key radar programs earned awards at the 2010 PA Technology Awards ceremony in Harrisburg.

  • ASC Hosts AMC UMTs

    Apr 22, 2010

    The Army Sustainment Command Chaplain's Office hosted this year's Army Materiel Command Unit Ministry Team Conference March 22 - 26 at the i wireless Center in Moline, Ill. The conference provided AMC chaplains and their assistants an opportunity to train and share unique aspects of their ministries. Training topics included combat medical ministry, resiliency training, and a spiritual response to post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • NCOs personify Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Right before the Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadmap was unveiled at the April 15-17 Army Aviation Association of American Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, Col. Christopher Carlile, director of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence talked about how Soldiers are what make the systems effective.

  • Tough times in Iraq leads wounded warrior to Corps contracting team

    Apr 22, 2010

    The Army's Wounded Warrior Program and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District's Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) coordinated to bring Nicholas Ebbinghaus onboard as an administrative assistant in contracting division in February 2010. Ebbinghaus is the third wounded warrior the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District has hired in the past year.

  • UAS Roadmap, Full-Spectrum CABs highlight AAAA convention

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The unveiling of the Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadmap and the design of Full-Spectrum Combat Aviation Brigades were the hot topics at the annual Army Aviation Association of America convention in Fort Worth, Texas, April 15-17.

  • Fort Rucker Arts and Crafts offers ways to portray creative sides

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. --"The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep," said Paul Strand, a painter, photographer and filmmaker, who lived 1890-1976. Arts and Crafts Center instructors assist Fort Rucker community artists to that doorstep through various ongoing classes which help them to portray their creative sides.

  • Camp Darby celebrates Earth Day 2010

    Apr 22, 2010

    April 22 the world celebrates the 40th Earth Day; it is an opportunity to emphasize what we can do in our daily routine to protect the environment. Trash companies GEOFOR Pisa/AAMPS Livorno representatives met with the Italian and American personnel of Camp Darby to explain the local recycling process, as well as the services they provide to help the citizens in properly dispose their trash.

  • Fort Rucker Australians, New Zealenders celebrate Army Corps Day

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Some international servicemembers training here celebrate their military heritage April 24 during the annual Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Day sunrise service.

  • 405th AFSB welcomes new command sergeant major

    Apr 22, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - The 405th Army Field Support Brigade welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Sharpe, Jr. to the brigade during a change of responsibility ceremony on the parade field at Daenner Kaserne on April 2.

  • Wiregrass veterans visit WWII Memorial

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- WO1 Scott Parker, B Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, has heard war stories from great-uncles and his father ever since he first deployed in 2004. He understands the bonds men and women form when under enemy attack. He also understands the pain of loss and the long hours Soldiers endure in combat.

  • Singer-Soldier Takes Talent to Town

    Apr 22, 2010

    Army Sustainment Command Soldier shares talent with townfolk

  • Oklahoma artillery unit trains with MLRS at Fort McCoy

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The sounds of rockets and engines reverberated in the early morning hours, but the noise was not echoing off the Oklahoma Mountain ranges as normal. Instead the echoes rang over the Wisconsin countryside. The 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment (2-18 FAR) packed all of its Soldiers and equipment for a deployment exercise to Fort McCoy, Wis., where they conducted Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) fire missions, deployment operations and ran the 15th Transportation Company through a mission readiness exercise in preparation for its deployment.

  • County, APG officials meet for discussions

    Apr 22, 2010

    Harford County elected officials and community leaders met with Aberdeen Proving Ground leaders April 16 to discuss common issues affecting the transformation of the installation.

  • ASC gives Midwest schools free computers

    Apr 22, 2010

    Despite economic turmoil, a long-lost program of donating federal government computers to schools is coming alive at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., and the surrounding community.

  • Fort McCoy Computer Center helps mobilized Soldiers stay in touch

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Fort McCoy Mobilization Soldier Computer Center is an important asset for mobilizing and demobilizing Soldiers during their stay at Fort McCoy. Sending and receiving e-mail from Families and friends, accessing Army online training sources, and completing paperwork required for travel arrangements are among the top reasons Soldiers use the center, located in building 2773 in the heart of the Fort McCoy mobilization processing area.

  • Special operations community has advocate in 'Care Coalition'

    Apr 22, 2010

    The Care Coalition is a U.S. Special Operations Command program designed to assist injured, ill or wounded Special Operations Forces' servicemembers and their families.

  • Fort McCoy's Mobilization Mailroom delivers news from home

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT McCoy, Wis. -- Even in the age of e-mail, Soldiers still look forward to the pleasure of receiving correspondence through the Aca,!A"regularAca,!A? mail, which has brought cards, letters and packages to the troops throughout the years. For mobilized troops at Fort McCoy, the mail process begins with weekday mail calls at the Mobilization Mail Room in building 1868.

  • Fort McCoy Armed Forces Day Open House event set for May 15

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy will host its annual Armed Forces Day Open House Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine. The event is free and open to the public. The 2010 Armed Forces Day theme is "United in Strength." The Commemorative Area, with its park-like setting, will serve as the "hub" for all activities.

  • Team Bliss goes green with electric cars

    Apr 22, 2010

    Fort Bliss' commanding general and command sergeant major have been using electric cars for about nine months when visiting Soldiers and training around the post - leading by example in the "go green" initiative to use renewable energy.

  • Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - April 2010 - Construction Photos

    Apr 22, 2010

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - April 2010 - Construction Photos

    Apr 22, 2010

  • 2010 Army Earth Day message

    Apr 22, 2010

  • Sexual assault training takes a twist: AIT Soldiers learn about dating, respect and how to prevent s

    Apr 22, 2010

    "Can I kiss you'" It's a question not commonly asked by a man before he first attempts to kiss a woman.

  • Super drill: Drill sergeants compete for DSoY title

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- In a battle to be named the best of the best, 20 determined and highly trained drill sergeants are competing this week to earn the coveted title of Fort Jackson's 2010 Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  • Sexual assault training takes a twist: AIT Soldiers learn about dating, respect and how to prevent s

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- "Can I kiss you'" It's a question not commonly asked by a man before he first attempts to kiss a woman. Whether it's because he thinks it "feels awkward," will make him "look dorky" or could potentially "ruin the moment," a man often avoids asking before making a move on a woman, said Mike Domitrz, a leading expert on dating and sexual assault awareness.

  • Right steps help protect baby birds

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Spring and summer are the seasons when approximately 150 species of birds nest in South Carolina. Birds have preferences on where they nest and the type of nests they construct.

  • Fun fair delights military children

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SCC -- Capt. Marla Washington, with Moncrief Army Community Hospital, sat in the grass surrounding Hilton Field as her 1-year-old daughter, Nyla, and friends ate snow cones. The foursome were taking a break from the games and activities in which they participated at Saturday's Family Fun Fair.

  • Crystal Clear: Eye infection disrupts family routine

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- It's 8 p.m. Dinner has long been finished, milk has been drunk, play outfits have been replaced by pajamas. My son is lying on the floor, trying his hardest to watch the Backyardigans while my husband lies across his legs to keep them from moving.

  • DFAC doesn't sweat the heat in the kitchen

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The employees at the 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment dining facility have May 12 circled on their calendars. On that day, a team of evaluators will arrive at the facility to judge its performance in the areas of taste, nutrition, food preparation, sanitation and service as part of the Philip A. Connelly Awards Program, which rewards excellence in Army food service.

  • Brother's Keeper, Army Law Enforcement Program Helps Those Who Serve

    Apr 22, 2010

    CIPS prepares Army Law Enforcement professionals for responses to catastrophic incidents and assisting with follow up with Soldiers after a response to an incident to fill the shortage of psychologists, counselors and combat stress teams. Our CIPS team responded to Fort Hood to assist the CID Special Agents, Military Police and first responders. This program is Army wide and has proven sucessful for both the Army Law Enforcement Community, as well as, Soldiers of other MOSs exposed to these types of events.

  • SSI hosts future leaders

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Eleven future battalion and brigade commanders visited Fort Jackson Monday to brush up on their knowledge about human resources, financial management and chaplain support. The officers are enrolled in the Sustainment Pre-Command Course at the Army Logistics University at Fort Lee, Va. and are expected to take command of a sustainment unit within the next four months.

  • Boys and Girls Club names Youth of the Year

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- For the last several years, 15-year-old Mary Shiver has been striving for academic success while volunteering her time with the Fort Jackson community. Now all of her hard work and dedication might get her the chance to be recognized by the president of the United States.

  • Soldiers awarded ARCOM for vigilance

    Apr 22, 2010

    Three Soldiers assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor, 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, United States Division - Center, were awarded the Army Commendation Medal April 8 for maintaining vigilance, while keeping watch over their operational environment.

  • Guard air defense units protect nation's capital

    Apr 22, 2010

    Although you don't see them, Soldiers from the 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade of the Ohio National Guard see you anytime you fly into the nation's capital.

  • Troops take advantage of GI Bill transferability

    Apr 22, 2010

    More than 100,000 requests from troops desiring to transfer their unused education benefits to family members have been approved under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

  • Chief of staff visits Fort Bragg

    Apr 22, 2010

    The Army Chief of Staff met with U.S. Army Special Operations Command and XVIII Airborne Corps leaders, Soldiers and family members during a short visit to the post April 20 and 21.

  • CSA visits Fort Bragg

    Apr 21, 2010

    The Army Chief of Staff met with U.S. Army Special Operations Command and XVIII Airborne Corps leaders, Soldiers and family members during a short visit to the post April 20 and 21.

  • Army Earth Day 2010

    Apr 21, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army's celebration of Earth Day began April 22, 1970. The idea was spearheaded by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. senator from Wisconsin. The campaign for Earth Day began as a grassroots effort to teach environmental stewardship, create awareness of the environment's fragility and ultimately thrust that awareness into the mainstream of American society. The campaign caught on quickly and evolved into Earth Day, now celebrated each year on April 22.

  • "Wagonmaster" Soldiers walk to raise sexual assault awareness

    Apr 21, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Soldiers walked 5 kilometers to raise awareness of the seriousness of sexual assault and give speakers an opportunity to educate participants on the subject here April 16.

  • "Wranglers" remember the Holocaust

    Apr 21, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Soldiers of the 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), had a Holocaust Days of Remembrance observation to reflect on the event and lessons learned from it in the Morale Welfare and Recreation tent here, April 16.

  • Texas Soldiers travel home to meet their new sons and daughters

    Apr 21, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - While rest and relaxation leave signifies a well-deserved break for many Soldiers, there are a few of them that make the long trip home in hopes of being there for the birth of their new son or daughter.

  • Commo check

    Apr 21, 2010

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Spc. Denika Warren, a Kansas City, Mo., native and communications specialist with the 445th Transportation Company, 260th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), tests a single channel ground and airborne radio system here before a mission. The 445th communication team ensures every vehicle has fully functional communications prior to every mission.

  • Commo check

    Apr 21, 2010

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Spc. Denika Warren, a Kansas City, Mo., native and communications specialist with the 445th Transportation Company, 260th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), tests a single channel ground and airborne radio system here before a mission. The 445th communication team ensures every vehicle has fully functional communications prior to every mission.

  • Chicago's Twista hits Q-West, Iraq

    Apr 21, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Chicago's rap-recording artist Twista rapped in concert for service members on the outdoor stage here April 14 on the second stop of a five-stop tour through Iraq and Kuwait.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Names Volunteer of the Year

    Apr 21, 2010

    The commanding general of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command acknowledged four outstanding volunteers for giving of their time and talents during a ceremony on the back lanai of his quarters, Apr. 14, recognizing one as the 8th TSC Volunteer of the Year.

  • Bliss Tax Center to stay open through May to assist returning Soldiers

    Apr 21, 2010

    Pfc. Jorge Cancel, a 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division Soldier and a Fort Bliss Tax Center volunteer, helps a Soldier file his federal and state tax returns at the center's office on Bliss' main post, April 21. Center officials said they will stay open until May 26 to support Soldiers scheduled to return from deployment through May.

  • Red Dragons Deploy Upon the Desert

    Apr 21, 2010

  • AAFES puts 'green' exchanges in 'LEED'

    Apr 21, 2010

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is doing its part to be a good environmental steward and "green" leader in the Department of Defense as it takes steps in building and renovating exchanges worldwide to have a smaller impact on the environment.

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