Archive: Apr 2010

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  • Wrangler Brigade Judges Food at Bloomin' Temple Festival

    Apr 19, 2010

    The two day Bloomin' Temple Festival brought classic cars and carnival rides for local residents to enjoy under the sun provided by this spring's relaxing weather Apr. 10. It also managed to lasso a few Wrangler Brigade Soldiers...

  • Karri Turner Sends Message of Support

    Apr 19, 2010

    Actor Karri Turner sent an open letter to Servicemembers and their Families expressing her support for their service and sacrifice. Hers is the fourth such letter as part of the "Letter from Hollywood" project created by fellow actor and friend D.B. Sweeney.

  • 125th BSB, 3rd IBCT "Mustangs" conduct their first CLFX at McGregor

    Apr 19, 2010

    A story about the 125th BSB, 3rd IBCT, conducting their first field training exercise as a battalion. The 3rd IBCT was stood up in August 2009.

  • Karri Turner

    Apr 19, 2010

    Karri is best known for her 9 seasons on the CBS series "JAG." She had recurring roles on "Heroes," "The X-Files" and "Caroline in the City." Her USO visits have included Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, South Korea, Cuba, and she's a regular at Walter Reed and Bethesda.

  • Army G-4 unveils tribute to logisticians

    Apr 19, 2010

    The G-4 unveiled "Army Logistics Around the World" at the Pentagon April 16 to recognize the 300,000 logisticians who support more than 1.1 million Soldiers in 80 countries.

  • 41st Fires Bde. recognizes volunteers

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Soldiers of the 41st Fires Brigade hosted a volunteer recognition ceremony at the Fort Hood's Club Hood, April 16.

  • Soldiers train on new DRASH equipment

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-41st Fires Brigade Soldiers conducted preliminary training on the new deployable rapid assembly shelter (DRASH) used to run a brigade operation center during field time, here, April 12. Soldiers are scheduled to conduct validation training with the equipment throughout the months of May and June.

  • Little League begins

    Apr 19, 2010

    The recitation of the Little League Pledge and the ceremonial first ball toss to each team led opening day festivities for the new season on new fields Saturday.

  • Belvoir Little League goes to bat in new location

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Those same familiar strains of an organ playing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" blared from speakers in the early morning sunlight. The parade of children donning jerseys in every color of the rainbow filed onto the field to begin another season.

  • 20th Support Command to hold relinquishment of command ceremony

    Apr 19, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow will relinquish command of the U.S. Army 20th Support Command CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosives) during a traditional military relinquishment of command ceremony May 7 at 10 a.m. at the McBride Parade Field on the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Students from Prime Power School lend a hand to local youth program

    Apr 19, 2010

    about 15 students from Fort Belvoir's 249th Engineer Battalion Prime Power School stepped outside the classroom and built a pavilion for handicapped children at the Sliver Lake Park in Haymarket Saturday.

  • USACE Family Readiness Network emerges in Jacksonville District

    Apr 19, 2010

    Jacksonville District has sent 165 civilian volunteers on overseas contingency operations deployments and 1,510 in support of natural disasters in the past 7 years.

  • All-Army Boxing Team: fighting for Armed Forces gold

    Apr 19, 2010

    The All-Army Boxing Team can forget about the gold medals won at the Army boxing trials April 9. The only thing that matters now is how well they do at the next level -- the Armed Forces Boxing Championship this week at Naval Base Ventura, Calif.

  • Army Unveils New Logistics Display to Pentagon Staff and Visitors

    Apr 19, 2010

    The Pentagon got a new look Friday morning. "Army Logistics Around the World," the Pentagon's newest exhibit, was revealed to an audience of more than 100 people. Using digital images, videos, and captions, the exhibit shows Pentagon employees and tourists the crucial tasks completed everyday by more than 300,000 Army Logisticians all over the world.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command NCO Spotlight

    Apr 19, 2010

    Staff Sgt (P) Jonathan Shumaker is a valued member of Expeditionary Contracting Command's 408thContracting Support Brigade at Fort McPherson, Georgia. Shumaker is one of the recent selectees of noncommissioned officers recruited into the 51C military occupational specialty, contingency contracting officer.

  • Members of U.S. Army South assist with Security Lights at IDP Camps

    Apr 19, 2010

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Gas powered security lighting for the internally displaced persons (IDP) camps was installed at various locations through out the Port-au-Prince area April 14.

  • Early Signal Corps satellite programs remembered

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Early Signal Corps satellite programs are remembered during the 150th anniversary this year of the Signal Corps and related activities at Fort Monmouth.

  • Second time a charm for Quintero: 410th CSB NCO honored for contracting excellence

    Apr 19, 2010

    As a contracting noncommissioned officer, Master Sgt. Eliecer Quintero Jr. has proven himself as a combat multiplier, by applying his skills assisting Soldiers on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan procuring items to get the job done. He's also helped provide the mechanisms to help villages in need of assistance in Third World countries. In part, it's this flexibility that helped Quintero capture the 2009 Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) Contracting Noncommissioned Officer Award for Contracting Excellence.

  • "Black Dragons" put steel on target

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Soldiers of the 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division honed their field artillery skills; providing precise and lethal fire support during an M109A6 "Paladin" counter fire exercise, here, April 14-18.

  • Privatization of Army lodging begins on Fort Polk

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - Fort Polk's Magnolia House hosted a celebration April 7 to highlight the changes taking place in temporary housing on post. The get-together garnered interest in what the privatization of Army lodging (PAL) has accomplished so far by allowing the community to see completed renovations.

  • 3-89 CAV Soldiers take rough road, conduct route recon

    Apr 19, 2010

    When travelling, people often select the best, most convenient roads possible; however, cavalry scouts training at Camp Guernsey, Wyo. April 9, opted for the worst, most rugged routes imaginable. The Soldiers are assigned to 3rd Platoon, Troop B, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, and they were conducting route reconnaissance and rough-terrain driving training to prepare for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. The platoon leader, 2nd Lt. Vitaliy Plokhovskyy, said 3rd Plt's mission included conducting a route reconnaissance of the unit's southern boundary and ammunition supply point and confirming or denying possible smuggling routes in Dead Horse Canyon.

  • Military Police conduct motorcycle mentorship

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Harleys, Hondas and Suzukis lined the sidewalk in front of the 287th Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion building April 9. It didn't matter how long each rider had been riding or what they rode. They were all part of the Motorcycle Mentorship Program.

  • Army achieves major program milestone

    Apr 19, 2010

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency announced that it completed its mission to destroy all non-stockpile materiel declared when the U.S. entered into the Chemical Weapons Convention, an international treaty mandating the destruction of our Nation's chemical warfare stock.

  • Louisiana leaders learn from Fort Polk

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Leadership Central Louisiana, an eight-month noncredit course run by Louisiana State University in Alexandria, visited Fort Polk March 25. Programs such as these are usually a function of a town's chamber of commerce, but LSUA took over eight years ago from the city as a natural extension of its continuing education.

  • Cav forward observers, mortar men train in authentic environment

    Apr 19, 2010

    Forward observers and mortar men from 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division used their skills in an Afghanistan-like environment while training at Camp Guernsey, Wyo. April 8.

  • 162nd Bde trains 2nd SCR for Afghanistan deployment

    Apr 19, 2010

    The Tiger Brigade continues to touch almost every deploying brigade combat team heading to Iraq and Afghanistan. Recently, six Soldiers from the 5th Field Artillery Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment and three instructors from the 162nd Infantry Brigade's Directorate of Culture and Counterinsurgency, flew to Germany where they instructed and advised the senior leaders of the 2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment.

  • Vanguards participate in 814th's river crossing operations

    Apr 19, 2010

    March 24 was a first for many Vanguard leaders as 2nd Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade's leadership observed river crossing operations on the Mississippi River. The training event, facilitated by the 814th Engineer Company, 46th Engineer Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, was considered by many to be a once-in-a-career opportunity.

  • U.S. Soldiers, Iraqi Federal Police Build Obstacle Course

    Apr 19, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Combat engineers from 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division built a 10-station obstacle course together April 2 with policemen from 4th Brigade, 1st Iraqi Federal Police Division at Joint Security Station Beladiyat.

  • Soldiers Assist Locals in Meymaneh

    Apr 19, 2010

    MEYMANEH, Afghanistan - The Army has a long standing philosophy of leaving an area better than they find it, taking responsibility for mistakes and making them right. It was no exception, April 4, for the members of Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.

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    Apr 19, 2010

    Fort Polk's 162nd Infantry Brigade hosted its first Security Force Assistance summit April 5-7. The three-day summit was held to coordinate efforts in the realm of security force assistance.

  • Guardmembers remember Oklahoma City bombing

    Apr 19, 2010

    Some describe April 19 as "the day the world began to look at terrorism differently."

  • Army sniper films spot for History channel based on 1,300 meter shot in Iraq

    Apr 19, 2010

    The early morning April sky dawned clear over Forward Operating Base Iskandaryia, Iraq. Sgt. 1st Class Brandon McGuire, a platoon sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, whose home base was Fort Richardson, Alaska, and his spotter settled in for their third day of looking for insurgents.

  • Officers have new deadline to claim joint-service experience

    Apr 19, 2010

    Beginning Oct. 1, active-duty officers wanting to get self-nominated credit for serving in a joint-service environment will need to do it quickly -- the Joint Qualification System is changing its requirements.

  • New exchange opens on Fort Polk April 29

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- The Joint Readiness Center and Fort Polk have waited expectantly for a new Main Post Exchange for months. Dreams become reality April 29 - the grand opening of the new exchange takes place at 9 a.m.

  • Fort Polk OPFOR names Top Gun

    Apr 19, 2010

    A new champion was crowned at the second annual 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment Top Gun competition April 9. Spc. Marckinson Charles, Delta Troop, 1/509th Inf Reg, outshot 60 competitors - including a head-to-head shootout with last year's champ - to claim the title of "Top Gun."

  • Carson observes sexual assault awareness month

    Apr 19, 2010

  • All-Army Boxing Team: fighting for Armed Forces gold

    Apr 19, 2010

    The All-Army Boxing Team can forget about the gold medals won at the Army boxing trials April 9. The only thing that matters now is how well they do at the next level -- the Armed Forces Boxing Championship this week at Naval Base Ventura, Calif., continuing through April 24.

  • From the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Senior Commander: Weight issues

    Apr 19, 2010

    It brought up an important issue - that obesity is a big problem in this country, and it is a major problem with our children. The First Lady has made fighting childhood obesity one of her priorities. More about that in a moment - suffice to say, it is also a major concern of ours at Fort Stewart and Hunter.

  • Unit-level sports teach teamwork

    Apr 19, 2010

    Three days a week, Soldiers and civilians in six U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart units trade their uniforms for sweats after work and hit the volleyball court. They're part of the unit-level volleyball season, hosted by the garrison Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports and Fitness program, ongoing through April 22.

  • AP classes offer PHS students chance to cut college costs

    Apr 19, 2010

    Students in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart's Patch High School have an opportunity to save money on their college tuition by enrolling in Advanced Placement classes.

  • History Day: RBEMS students shine at district contest, now set sights on regional, national levels

    Apr 19, 2010

    One paragraph - that's all Dorothea Dix, a pioneer in social reform for the treatment of the mentally ill, rated in Sophie Benson's eighth-grade social studies textbook. Benson, 14, a student at Robinson Barracks Elementary/Middle School, felt that Dix deserved more, so she decided to make a documentary about her for National History Day. National History Day is an academic history competition for students in grades six through 12.

  • Lose to Win 2010 Body Challenge participants weigh in

    Apr 19, 2010

  • Appreciation for environment helps Boy Scout earn highest rank in Scouting

    Apr 19, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - A service project that helped preserve the natural habitat of the Panzer Local Training Area also helped Carsten Wulff achieve what only four out of every 100 Boy Scouts ever achieve: the rank of Eagle Scout.

  • 1/10th SFG(A) officer selected for MacArthur Leadership Award

    Apr 19, 2010

    The U.S. Army recently selected Capt. Erhan Bedestani of 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), headquartered at Panzer Kaserne, as one of 13 company grade officers to receive the 2009 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award.

  • DPW, community protect endangered wildlife on LTA

    Apr 19, 2010

    Youngsters in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart will learn how to care for the earth during the April 22 Earth Day Expo 2010 at the Stuttgart Army Air Field. However, protecting nature isn't new to the garrison. USAG Stuttgart organizations have worked to preserve the local training area for half a century.

  • Army technology comes to life at ICT

    Apr 19, 2010

    The Institute for Creative Technologies is a launch pad for nearly all simulation technologies for the U.S. Army. Soldiers will soon enter virtual training environments and encounter scenarios in full sensory, 3D realism so life-like they elicit physical and emotional responses.

  • RDECOM leaders inspire East LA students

    Apr 19, 2010

    Two U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command leaders inspired more than 100 James A. Garfield High School students here today, encouraging them to stay in school, to do well and to consider becoming U.S. Army scientists or engineers.

  • Top Army sergeant major sets pace for NCOs in Korea

    Apr 19, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The U.S. Army's top sergeant major and the senior American NCO in South Korea led an NCO run on Yongsan Garrison April 19.

  • Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills

    Apr 18, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> In 2003, the Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills (WTBD) were unveiled and pronounced as the skills needed by all Soldiers for combat. The list of tasks and drills were extensive, and the associated sub-task numbered in the hundreds. Additionally, many in operational units believed these skills were to be trained only in the initial training units, and only certain ones needed polish prior to deployment.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army enlists Soldiers, Sailors, Airman and Marines

    Apr 18, 2010

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army Chief of Staff, administered the oath of enlistment to 16 new inductees of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines just prior to the Dallas Military Ball Saturday evening.

  • 402nd AFSB Soldier sports Olympic medals

    Apr 18, 2010

  • 402nd AFSB Soldier meets Olympian

    Apr 18, 2010

  • Gen. Ham visits Schweinfurt

    Apr 17, 2010

    Gen. Carter Ham, U.S. Army Europe commander, visited Schweinfurt Friday, April 16 to present the city's lord mayor a token of his appreciation for her dedication and service to the U.S. Army in general and the Schweinfurt garrison in particular.

  • Medic: Hemorrhage greatest risk to service members

    Apr 17, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Every week, the 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosts a combat lifesaver course at its headquarters building.

  • Schofield Soldiers, spouses compete in multi-service bowling tournament

    Apr 16, 2010

  • Madigan gears up for Stryker Soldiers' return

    Apr 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Madigan Army Medical Center is gearing up for the return of 12,000 Soldiers from three Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker brigades and will call in extra providers from other military treatment facilities to help screen each Soldier for behavioral health issues.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord customer feedback programs expand

    Apr 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - An already expanding installation customer feedback program is getting a big boost from the transition to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Customer service programs overseen by the Plans, Analysis and Integration Office, designed to capture kudos and criticisms of JBLM services at all levels, are now incorporating McChord Field facilities and personnel.

  • Carson kick starts motorcycle season

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-- The rumbling of 218 motorcycle engines reverberated off Cheyenne Mountain April 9 announcing that these machines and their riders welcomed the change of the seasons.

  • Briefing continues joint base public outreach program

    Apr 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - It was a blending of military cultures, civilian style. The public-outreach campaign by the senior leaders of Joint Base Lewis-McChord continued last week with a briefing for the professional organizations supporting the Army and Air Force.

  • Presidio of Monterey SARCs brings awareness to community

    Apr 16, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Presidio of Monterey Sexual Assault Response Coodinators use various means to raise awareness of sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

  • Army Secretary recognizes IMCOM civilians in annual ceremony

    Apr 16, 2010

    The secretary of the Army recognized five Installation Management Command employees Wednesday at a Pentagon awards ceremony for outstanding civilians.

  • Hot refuels keep aircraft flying

    Apr 16, 2010

  • 4th Infantry Division FRSA receives national honor

    Apr 16, 2010

    Connie Roy, 4th Infantry Division Family Readiness Support assistant, received the National Image, Inc., 2010 Meritorious Service Award for the Army during the Department of Defense Awards Banquet at the National Image Conference in San Diego April 8.

  • Education summit targets deployment issues for Family members

    Apr 16, 2010

    Fort Carson held an education summit to discuss the problems associated with military children and deployments.

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

    Apr 16, 2010

  • Fort Carson thanks Good Neighbor

    Apr 16, 2010

    Fort Carson recognizes "good neighbor" in annual community relations program.

  • Military spouse preference explained, outlined

    Apr 16, 2010

    Fort Huachuca, Ariz. -- Whether it's an economic choice, an outlet for "getting out of the house," or a chance to be employed alongside their significant other, today's military spouse works. On September 11, 2009, Executive Order 13473, titled, "Noncompetitive Appointing Authority for Certain Military Spouses" was put into action.

  • Military spouse preference explained, outlined

    Apr 16, 2010

    Fort Huachuca, Ariz. -- Whether it's an economic choice, an outlet for "getting out of the house," or a chance to be employed alongside their significant other, today's military spouse works. On September 11, 2009, Executive Order 13473, titled, "Noncompetitive Appointing Authority for Certain Military Spouses" was put into action.

  • Family Readiness Network emerges in Jacksonville District

    Apr 16, 2010

    When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) asks its civilian work force to serve in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), Jacksonville District personnel repeatedly answer the call. Since 2003, there have been 165 civilian personnel deployments in support of OCO; since 2002, there have been 1,510 deployments in support of natural disasters, according to ENGLink statistics. With deployment, many more civilian employees and their families are wondering, "What supportive services and resources are available for me and my family, before, during and after my deployment'"

  • Fort Carson youth to attend global conference

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Some people say that today's youth is a bunch of wild, disrespectful children, but some of those children will one day be future leaders of our country. At Fountain-Fort Carson High School, one such youth walks the hallways.

  • New Child Development Center opens:Fort Huachuca celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Apr 16, 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.

  • Fort Bragg services uphold Army Family Covenant

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - As part of Army Family Covenant, Fort Bragg's Child, Youth and School Services offers childcare services to Soldiers and their Families.

  • Fort Bragg children celebrate Month of the Military Child

    Apr 16, 2010

    Children from child development centers around Fort Bragg came together at Joe S. Rodriguez CDC to celebrate the Month of the Military Child with a volksmarch, April 1.

  • Fort Bragg offers post traumatic stress disorder resources

    Apr 16, 2010

    Post traumatic stress disorder is a condition that develops after exposure to a traumatic event in which the individual either experiences something that potentially could have caused their death or they witnessed a death or severe issues associated with that exposure. Soldiers at Fort Bragg can seek help through chaplains, Army Community Service, and the departments of Social Work and Behavioral Health at WAMC. Help for 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers can be found at Robinson Health Clinic. Psychologists in selected primary care clinics are available by referral to Family members.

  • Post awards Expert Infantryman Badge as annual testing draws more than 440 candidates

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A few hundred Soldiers are expected to earn the Expert Infantryman Badge today after a week of testing punctuated by a 12-mile foot march early this morning.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates Arbor Day

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - In 1854, Detroit native J. Sterling Morton looked discontentedly across the treeless landscape of his 160 acre Nebraskan plot.

  • Students celebrate being Army brats

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- It's not every day students get to watch their principal fall from a perfectly good airplane at 13,000 feet, but that's just how Irwin Intermediate School celebrated the Month of the Military Child April 12.

  • West Point wins collegiate boxing championship

    Apr 16, 2010

    The Black Knights took five individual titles and were named the overall team champion as they hosted the National Collegiate Boxing Association Championships for the first time last weekend.

  • Road show offers help to employees affected by BRAC

    Apr 16, 2010

    DETROIT - The U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal Base Realignment and Closure road show team participated in the second successful event at Rock Island, Ill.

  • Soldier sets wing-suit world record

    Apr 16, 2010

    As excitement grew Staff Sergeant Ben Borger soared through the gleaming blue skies over the fields of Altus Air Force Base breaking the current world record for the distance flown in a wing suit flight.

  • West Point Diversity Conference addresses progress, challenges in way ahead

    Apr 16, 2010

    The Army defines diversity as "the different attributes, experiences and backgrounds of our Soldiers, civilians and Family members who further enhance our global capabilities and contribute to an adaptive, culturally astute Army."

  • Gaming: The future of military training

    Apr 16, 2010

    Years of innovation and hard work were officially recognized March 15, when Preston Short, a training specialist at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, was presented with the prestigious dL Maverick Award at the ninth annual Army Distributed Learning Conference. Short's office created dL materials that they hope will compete with commercial video games.

  • West Point CDC Sneak Peek

    Apr 16, 2010

    Community members got a sneak peek at the new Child Development Center located behind the Fitness Center, by touring the almost completed building April 8. The new CDC, slated to open Aug. 2, will give the current CDC some growing room, opens the Youth Center to more middle school and teens while school-age children can seek activities in the new building.

  • American Spirit Defined By Four From Community

    Apr 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Representatives of the Spirit of America Festival announced winners of the 2010 Spirit of America Awards in a press conference April 7 at Decatur City Hall. The Spirit of America Festival, held yearly on July 4 at Point Mallard Park in Decatur, honors deserving men and women who display outstanding leadership, service and sacrifice to others and to this nation in three separate awards: the Humanitarian Award, the Barrett C. Shelton Freedom Award, and the Audie Murphy Patriotism Award.

  • Intel field training vital to mission

    Apr 16, 2010

    The 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps. The battalion took to the ranges of Fort Bragg from March 23 to April 1 in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. They learned to shoot and move, whether dismounted or in a vehicle as well as how to communicate, medicate and take care of each other.

  • Fort Bragg Armed Services YMCA celebrates Healthy Kids Day, military child

    Apr 16, 2010

    Armed Services YMCA Healthy Kids Day is an annual event that celebrates kids' health issues and promotes wellness of the mind, body and spirit. Fort Bragg/Pope Air Force Base Armed Services YMCA Healthy Kids Day was celebrated Saturday. Some of the activities that Families and children got to participate in were fire and safety awareness, face painting, crime prevention tips, snake and animal awareness and bead making.

  • 'We Made Some Good Contributions There'

    Apr 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Capt. David Borders spent his Easter Sunday painting eggs and then hunting for them with his 3-year-old son Will, and neighborhood friends and family. The holiday activities were 6,000 miles away from where Borders and the 152 Soldiers of the Reserve's 375th Engineer Company had been only a week earlier.

  • Playing to the Fort Bragg home crowd

    Apr 16, 2010

    Rock band Daughtry performed a free concert to a crowd of about 5,000 Soldiers and Family members Sunday night on the Main Post Parade Field. The USO organized the event with assistance from Fort Bragg's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • USACE official in Afghanistan goes undercover to help FBI snare contracting cheats

    Apr 16, 2010

    Kevin Lynch is credited with thwarting the largest procurement fraud scheme ever perpetrated against the Corps of Engineers.

  • West Point's Sandhurst competition tests team unity

    Apr 16, 2010

    The overall winner at the 44th Sandhurst Competition April 9-10 was ... Sandhurst. The team from the Britain's Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, after which the annual competition is named, bested nearly 50 other military teams to claim the 2010 title at West Point. While the British claimed the top two finishes in the competition, the next three spots went to West Point. The two Sandhurst teams finished at 5:26:05 and 5:33:00, respectively. The Company C-1 team finished the highest (5:49:15) among the West Point teams, while 1st Regiment earned a trophy for best cadet regiment.

  • HMMWVs in a Can

    Apr 16, 2010

    The 2nd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade (2/401st AFSB), commanded by LTC Michael T. Wright, has well over 2,000 M1114 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) in its footprint on Camp Arifjan.

  • Male myths spur violence against women

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- In a presentation that combined humor and serious discussion, Ben Atherton-Zeman explored the various male myths that contribute to violence against women.

  • Redstone's New Test Center Spreads Wings

    Apr 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The footprint of the Redstone Test Center reaches far beyond Redstone Arsenal's gates. This growing and evolving organization, formed last August with the merger of the Redstone Technical Test Center and the Aviation Technical Test Center at Fort Rucker, is spreading its wings throughout North Alabama, taking advantage of facilities and capabilities provided by the area's small airfields.

  • Garrison Looks To Future Of Opportunity

    Apr 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Even with management changes being made at the Installation Management Command level, Redstone Arsenal's Garrison remains at the top in terms of excellence in customer service, program offerings and employee performance. And that's exactly where Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli and deputy Curtis Clark plan to keep the Arsenal's Garrison.

  • 13th CSSB headquarters company leaves for Iraq

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion's Headquarters and Headquarters Company shoved off Monday for a yearlong deployment to Iraq in which the unit will "virtually complete" President Barack Obama's directive to withdraw U.S. forces and equipment, the battalion commander said.

  • Honoree Focuses On Serving Others

    Apr 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The "tired faces" of Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan broadcast over a video teleconference screen during Aviation and Missile Command deployed commanders meetings spurs Lisha Adams on to "work harder every day."

  • Virginia governor praises Norfolk District's exceptional environmental stewardship

    Apr 16, 2010

    Gov. Robert McDonnell praised U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its environmental excellence in preserving the Crow's Nest peninsula.

  • IMCOM to break ground on new headquarters building

    Apr 16, 2010

    Groundbreaking for Installation Management Command's Fort Sam Houston headquarters is slated for Monday.

  • G-8: Little risk in proceeding with technology

    Apr 16, 2010

    While in agreement with other government agencies that "plenty of work" is still needed on robotics and sensor equipment to be fielded as Aca,!A"Increment 1 capabilitiesAca,!A? to infantry brigade combat teams, the Army disagrees on the way ahead with that program.

  • Army Sustainment Command unit has key role in retrograde

    Apr 16, 2010

    Members of the 2nd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, and its service provider, ITT, are diligently preparing for the unprecedented Responsible Drawdown from Iraq.

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