Archive: Apr 2010

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  • Unit works to ensure resilient Families during deployments

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion held a resiliency convention for Soldiers and their Family Members on March 23 at the Best Western Carriage House, Watertown, with more than 120 personnel taking advantage of the training.

  • Soldiers' Morale on Camp Spann

    Apr 16, 2010

    CAMP SPANN, Afghanistan - If you look beyond the dusty rocks and buildings there's a picturesque view of mountains almost every morning and clouds that hang like drapes. This is the scene at Camp Mike Spann where 1st Brigade Combat Team is setting up its headquarters in Afghanistan.

  • 3rd BCT artillerymen earn Knox Award

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Artillerymen of 4th Battalion, 25th Artillery Regiment, are used to working hard. The sweat from their brows has christened many rounds as they are loaded into howitzers that will hurl them towards the enemy.

  • Holocaust survivor tells Soldiers, 'What you do matters'

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - "You are all my heroes." For Fort Drum Soldiers who gathered at the Main Post Chapel last week, these were hardly empty words coming from Irving Schild, a Jewish refugee of the Holocaust who feels indebted to U.S. service members for helping to liberate his people from Nazi Germany.

  • Fort Drum will convert gate guard positions to Army civilian

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - While changes in security occur throughout the Army, Fort Drum will ensure those changes do not affect the way it secures the post. Installation Management Command is in the process of converting 3,000 gate guard positions from contractor to Department of the Army civilian status. Fort Drum falls in the first phase of conversions and will complete the transformation by Sept. 30.

  • 1-32 Infantry officers, NCOs go head to head on football field

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Officers and noncommissioned officers of 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment played their third annual football game April 9 at Pine Plains Physical Fitness Center. Soldiers of 1-32 Infantry have played a Thanksgiving football game for two years, and because of deployment, they were not able to keep the "Turkey Bowl" tradition last year.

  • Fort Drum firefighter loses life serving his community

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - A young Fort Drum firefighter, dedicated to protecting the communities in which he lived and served, died in the line of duty Sunday.

  • FBI briefs community on terrorist indicators

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Terrorists don't always attack from faraway lands; sometimes they strike from within. Members of the FBI presented a military radicalization briefing April 9 at the Multipurpose Auditorium to help inform the Fort Drum community about domestic terrorism and possible causes for those serving in the military to become radicalized.

  • Expansion in the North

    Apr 16, 2010

    The growth and expansion of areas occupied by 1st Brigade Combat Team in Northern Afghanistan has amplified and improved since the arrival of the thousands of Warrior Brigade Soldiers.

  • Troops in Afghanistan to say goodbye to leisure concessions

    Apr 16, 2010

  • Fort Drum civilian receives outstanding leadership award

    Apr 16, 2010

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of Army John M. McHugh personally awarded the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service to Judith L. Gentner, Fort Drum deputy to the garrison commander, during a Pentagon ceremony Wednesday.

  • Soldiers Aid People of Gormach

    Apr 16, 2010

    GHORMACH, Afghanistan - Dozens of piles of gravel lay in downtown Gormach untouched since construction came to a halt months ago. Crumbling to the ground are local shops amid dusty streets where vendors offer basic items including bicycle parts and naan, the local flat bread.

  • Transcript system continues during move to Fort Knox

    Apr 16, 2010

    The Army American Council on Education Registry Transcript System, or AARTS, is moving from Fort Leavenworth, but Soldiers will have access to transcripts throughout the process, said Robert Drake, AARTS program manager. AARTS is moving to the Human Resource Center of Excellence under the Education Division at Fort Knox, Ky. The move is scheduled to be completed by September 2010, according to a Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission decision.

  • Officers inducted into International Hall of Fame

    Apr 16, 2010

    Two international general officers and Command and General Staff College graduates were inducted into the International Hall of Fame April 8 at a ceremony in the Lewis and Clark Center's Eisenhower Auditorium. Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Bin Abdullah Bin Hammad Al-Marshed, of Saudi Arabia, and Brig. Gen. Dario Oscar Tapia, of Belize, were inducted to the IHOF as its 235th and 236th members, respectively.

  • Caslen meets media, describes Combined Arms Center's road ahead

    Apr 16, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., commander of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, has been on the job about six weeks, much of that time spent off post using a hands-on approach to learn about how CAC functions Armywide. Caslen discussed his top priorities with journalists at a roundtable April 8. His priorities include establishing the Mission Command Center of Excellence at Fort Leavenworth, implementing the Army Leader Development Strategy and finding a way to create a learning environment that will stimulate young Soldiers.

  • Fort Rucker attendees learn techniques to prevent sexual assault

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- In an effort to preserve unity among the Army's band of brothers and sisters, military and civilian officials educate the public this month in hopes of reducing the number of sexual assaults.

  • Aviation Captains Career Course students learn Army policies from authors

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Aviation Captains Career Course students learned the Army Field Manual 5.0's new facets from some of the book's authors during a special training session April 7 at Adams Hall.

  • Senior Aviators conduct instrument check-rides at Fort Rucker

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- "You can't teach old dogs new tricks" is an old saying, but staff here ignored the thought when they implemented Global Positioning System training in a senior Aviator course recently.

  • MEDDAC fields intramural marksmanship team

    Apr 16, 2010

    The New Year brought a new addition to Martin Army Community Hospital with the fielding of the first USA Medical Department Activity Intramural Marksmanship Team. "Why did we form a team - because we didn't have one," said SSG Micah Smith, the team captain and NCO in charge of the hospital's Mother and Baby Unit. But the team's mission is more than just competing for the MEDDAC in a variety of sanctioned shooting events - the team members are also committed to helping improve marksmanship and combat readiness of MEDDAC Soldiers. Smith, a longtime shooter and "gun nut" was looking for opportunities to compete in a number of open invitational matches held throughout the year. In mid-January, he found four other Soldiers interested and willing to shoot. The team first competed in the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning Pistol Championship Feb. 3-5 and in the All-Army Small Arms Championships held on post Feb. 20-27. Among the obstacles the team faced were coordinating their hospital work schedules and finding weapons to shoot with. Since the hospital has no armorer, no arms room and no weapons, MEDDAC Soldiers borrow weapons from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit to use for qualification.

  • Fort Rucker leaders begin laying groundwork for long-term strategic change

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Nearly 100 garrison leaders, key program managers, primary stakeholders and customers began laying the groundwork for long-term change here during a workshop April 6-8.

  • Fort Rucker unit recognizes selfless service

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Army Family recognized the selfless service of its own during the 110th Aviation Brigade Volunteer Awards Ceremony April 8 at The Landing.

  • Media Advisory - Soldier to be recognized by Justice Department

    Apr 16, 2010

  • Media Advisory - Soldier to be recognized by Justice Department April 16

    Apr 16, 2010

  • Chief warrant officer, CSM speak to Aviation Branch on top issues

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- CWO5 Jeffrey Reichard, Army Aviation's Chief Warrant Officer of the Branch talked to a gathering of his peers at this year's Army Aviation Association of America's annual conference April 15.

  • ICE

    Apr 16, 2010

  • SMA testifies to Congress on force stress, resilience

    Apr 16, 2010

    The Army's senior enlisted advisor told members of Congress Wednesday that what keeps him awake at night is stress on the force.

  • 54th Eng. Bn. conducts 'Dagger Strike' training

    Apr 16, 2010

    The 54th Engineer Battalion spent two weeks March 31 to April 15 conducting training during an exercise here called Dagger Strike. The training, which was designed to test the engineers at the squad level, was divided into two categories - sapper training and construction.

  • Wounded Soldiers seek growth at Warrior Games

    Apr 16, 2010

    Each of the 200 disabled veterans and wounded servicemembers training for next month's inaugural Warrior Games has demons to battle and obstacles to overcome.

  • Gates adopts 26 Fort Hood panel recommendations

    Apr 16, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has directed the Defense Department immediately to implement 26 interim recommendations of an independent panel he appointed to look into the Nov. 5 shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Service members fight sexual assault during 5K

    Apr 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The month of April offers service members a chance to recognize and combat sexual assault, by raising awareness and understanding to support victims and prevent future assaults.

  • Students develop leadership qualities

    Apr 16, 2010

    Emerging Leaders, the ASACS student leadership group, has invited guest speakers this past year to share their thoughts about positive qualities of leadership. The students agreed that it has been helpful to have speakers attend their meetings to share ideas about the role of leadership.

  • Local art to compete at national level

    Apr 16, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The artwork of two students from Vilseck High School has been selected to compete at the 2010 Boys and Girls Club of America National Fine Arts Exhibit in the United States later this year.

  • MPs enhance skills of border patrol police in Anbar

    Apr 16, 2010

    Nine border policemen from 1st Brigade of the 2nd Region, Department of Border Enforcement, learned preventive medicine and field medicine, how to conduct field interviews, and how to better search personnel and vehicles from Soldiers of 585th Military Police Company, an Ohio National Guard unit attached to 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist Brigade).

  • Understanding a multigenerational workforce

    Apr 16, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With the most age diverse workforce in the history of the Department of Defense, knowing where coworkers are coming from means understanding their generations.

  • Commentary: In praise of volunteering

    Apr 16, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- April is a busy month - Month of the Military Child, Child Abuse Prevention Month, Administrative Professional Week and, last but not least, Volunteer Week.

  • Finding a place in America: Soldier describes road to U.S. citizenship

    Apr 16, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Mohammed Aziz had been in the United States three days when he first walked into an Army recruiting office. A,A The Bangladesh immigrant was looking for a "job." But Aziz shook his head at that word. He was thinking of something much more than a job.

  • KFOR tactical reserves cross train for Kosovo-wide effectiveness

    Apr 16, 2010

    Swedish servicemembers from Multinational Battle Group Center participated in training and familiarization exercises with Soldiers from Multinational Battle Group East April 12-13. Approximately 75 service members from MNBG C learned about the MNBG E mission and area of operations, taking part in familiarization patrols in and around Gjilan/Gnjilane and Shtrpce/Strpce. They also went through different stations to become familiar with MNBG E weapons using the Small Arms Virtual Trainer (SAV-T), K9 (dog handler) tactics and helicopter aircraft loading at Camp Bondsteel.

  • KFOR, KP work together to plan response exercise

    Apr 16, 2010

    Representatives from the Kosovo Police, EULEX and Multinational Battle Group East conducted a "walk-through" in Ferizaj/Urosevac, Kosovo, April 14 to finalize the plans for a joint response exercise in June. The planned exercise will test the ability of the three groups to work together to respond to a simulated demonstration with KP assuming the lead, followed by EULEX, and then KFOR.

  • KFOR Soldiers at Camp Bondsteel remember the Holocaust

    Apr 16, 2010

    Multinational Battle Group East Soldiers on Camp Bondsteel took time to reflect on the Holocaust April 13, during the annual Days of Remembrance commemoration. Using posters, maps and videos prepared by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Camp Bondsteel's Equal Opportunity Office set up a "walk through time" so that people could learn about the Holocaust.

  • Guardsman's thanks precede end of a Watervliet product line

    Jan 7, 2014

    A New York National Guardsman says he's probably alive today because of the work done by Watervliet Arsenal employees. Sgt. Donald Leinfelder told Watervliet Arsenal employees that an armor kit they may have assembled prevented a rocket propelled grenade from slamming into him during a firefight in 2005. The last of those more than 15,000 gunner protection kits and 6,000 overhead cover kits will be assembled on Friday, April 16.

  • U.S. Army Roadmap for Unmanned Aircraft Systems: 2010-2035

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Roadmap outlines how the U.S. Army will develop, organize and employ UAS from 2010 to 2035 across the full-spectrum of military operations. The Army UAS Roadmap is strictly a conceptual document. It is not intended to be directive in nature but more specifically used as a strategic communication tool, which establishes a broad glide path, for future UAS development in terms of capability and employment. The Roadmap will be reviewed every two years in order remain relevant with respect to operational needs, lessons learned, and emerging capabilities.

  • Benning Soldier named All-Army coach

    Apr 15, 2010

    SGT Corey Shaffer said he has waited a long time to be where he is now - to be exact, it's been a nine-year wait. The 30-year-old paralegal with the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate left April 7 for Fort Bragg, N.C., to participate in the All-Army men's and women's volleyball trial camp. He was selected as the head coach of the women's camp and All-Army team. "This is a dream for me," he said. "This is something I have always wanted to do -coach a high level of volleyball." When he joined the Army nearly nine years ago, he said he always wanted to participate in All-Army volleyball, but because of training and other assignments, he wasn't able to. When he arrived Wednesday at Fort Bragg, Shaffer wasn't expecting to be asked to take over as the head coach. He filled out an application to play on the men's team and another to coach, he said, but was initially told he would play on the men's team and be the assistant coach of the women's team.

  • DoD personnel get hands-on training with Army engineers

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A group of more than 60 Department of Defense civilians from installations around the world got a hands-on introduction Tuesday to what military engineers do at Fort Benning. The bridge-building demonstration was one of the many exercises participants in the Executive Leadership Development Program have taken part in since they began the 10-month professional development program in October.

  • Army combatives debuts in Pan Am competition

    Apr 15, 2010

    Fort Benning sent Soldiers who are combatives experts to Irvine, Calif., to compete in the Pan Am Jiu Jitsu Championships, hosted April 8-12 by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation.

  • MACH nurse returns from Haiti mission

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - CPT Manuel Galaviz is a Soldier with two jobs. In his first, he's the company commander for A Company, Martin Army Community Hospital Troop Command. In his second, he's the brigade nurse for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, the unit currently tasked as the country's Global Response Force.

  • ASC supports small business symposium

    Apr 15, 2010

    The Army Sustainment Command headquarters offered a very visual display with mission photographs amongst 83 vendors in support of the 2010 Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium held April 12-13 in Moline, Ill., at the i Wireless Center.

  • Airborne Awards

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - More than 200 paratroopers gathered for the 33rd annual Airborne Awards ceremony Friday at Eubanks Field. The event included an Airborne 5000 demonstration, a wreath-laying ceremony and the dedication of 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, headquarters building.

  • Fort Benning begins to file claims under DES pilot program

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A pilot program to streamline the disability compensation application process for service members retiring or leaving the military due to service-connected disabilities has reached Fort Benning.

  • Female Soldiers conquer German proficiency badge

    Apr 15, 2010

    Three Fort Benning Soldiers were among the first women to receive the gold German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge April 6, German liaison office noncommissioned officer SGM Bernd Rabenstein said.

  • Medal of Honor recipient receives promotion to colonel -- 30 years after retirement

    Apr 15, 2010

    Retired Lt. Col. Bruce Crandall was promoted April 15 to the rank of colonel in a ceremony at the AAAA convention in Fort Worth, Texas. Crandall was hailed by Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli as a "decorated Soldier, a combat veteran, an expert pilot, a leader, a patriot, and a great American." The ceremony was unique, Chiarelli said, because Crandall's promotion came more than 30 years after his retirement. In Feb. 2007 Crandall received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of la Drang, in the Viet Nam conflict. Crandall piloted an unarmed helicopter on more than 20 missions, flying into enemy fire to bring supplies to Soldiers and evacuate the wounded. Crandall was portrayed in the movie "We Were Soldiers" by actor Greg Kinnear. The movie is based on the book "We Were Soldiers Once ...and Young".

  • 192nd CSM retires at the place where it all began

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - CSM Todd Hibbs capped his military career today at a retirement ceremony feet away from the benches he sat on as a young private in his first days in the Army.

  • Color you won't believe

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Don't wait, or you'll miss it. The azaleas at Callaway Gardens are reaching their peak color right now, and if you want to see all the different shades - red, pink, purple, orange, lavender, cream and fuchsia - you should grab your camera, a bottle of sunscreen and go. It's not too late.

  • From Civilians to Soldiers: Graduation Day

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The long-awaited graduation day arrived Thursday for C Company's Soldiers. After a week spent reviewing military tactics, cleaning equipment and packing bags, the more than 230 Soldiers of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 192nd Infantry Brigade, are ready for their next step in the Army - advanced individual training.

  • Casual Wednesdays means charitable contribution

    Apr 15, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Representatives from the Presidio of Monterey Garrison, Pinnacle and the Army Wounded Warrior program gathered for a check presentation here April 15. The contribution, $2,015, was donated by Pinnacle employees as a way to not only wear casual clothing on Wednesdays but to also give back to their military community.

  • Soldier finds healing through craniosacral therapy

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - It was during his second mobilization that SFC Dale Kessler, a Reserve Soldier with the 198th Infantry Brigade, was injured. After finishing his term as a drill sergeant on Sand Hill, Kessler relocated to the Warrior Transition Battalion. While there, he found an unexpected treatment that worked wonders for his strained back, thanks to a massage therapy demonstration at the battalion Feb. 22.

  • Boogie down!

    Apr 15, 2010

  • Wheel day for children

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--As part of the Month of the Military Child, Fort Sill held a special Wheel Day event at Tincher Child Care Center to let children in day care see the vehicles their military parent uses "on the job".

  • Students inject new ideas into military designs

    Apr 15, 2010

    Seventeen talented design students spent last semester researching military vehicles to brainstorm new fuel-efficient concepts.

  • Distinguished unit colors cased

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Fort Sill is saying goodbye, for now to the 1st Battalion 22nd Field Artillery. Leaders gathered for the bittersweet ceremony April 9, to case the colors and celebrate what they had accomplished in a short amount of time while training future officers in the Basic Officer Leader Course, Phase II.

  • 188th Infantry Brigade XO instills military spirit in his children

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 188th Infantry Brigade executive officer, Maj. Dominic V. Stewart, has inspired two of his three children to enter Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and Reserve Officer Training Corps programs and aspire toward a career in the United States Army.

  • Army Chief of Staff outlines future for ROTC top cadets

    Apr 15, 2010

    Facing a future rife with unpredictability, the one certainty the Army's chief of staff knows George C. Marshall Award winners will encounter throughout the infancy of their careers is a period of "persistent conflict."

  • SACVET stand down scheduled for Saturday: Event to provide one-stop aid to area homeless veterans

    Apr 15, 2010

    As many as 600 homeless veterans will be helped Saturday during the South Atlantic Center for Veterans Education and Training Inc.'s Operation Stand Down 2010, representatives from the organization said.

  • Fort Stewart's Corkan Family Recreation Center offers fun for all

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Since its opening in 2005, the Corkan Family Recreation Center at Fort Stewart has grown into a $17 million complex, jammed-packed with entertainment and educational opportunities for both the young and young at heart.

  • Month of the Military Child: Fort Stewart youth fishing event brings Families together

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- A wise man once said you would be doing yourself a favor if you took a kid fishing. That's because a special joy fills the heart when you see a child hook a fish and watch him or her eagerly reel it in. Several Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield parents and grandparents discovered this special joy during the Youth Fishing Event at Fort Stewart's Pond 30, April 8.

  • Former ADA instructor wins TRADOC award

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--A former air defense artillery instructor was recently announced as the Training and Doctrine Command warrant officer instructor of the year for 2009. Chief Warrant Officer Adam Shereyk, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Bliss, Texas, was recognized for his work as an instructor with the 2nd Battalion, 6th ADA Regiment, 6th ADA Brigade, which relocated from Fort Bliss to Fort Sill during Shereyk's time as an instructor.

  • Hunter Army Airfield Soldier qualifies for Boston Marathon

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- She describes running as her core, her niche in life, the thing that gives her life order and keeps her grounded. In March, running reaped additional rewards for Sgt. 1st Class Couretta Sirmans, a 41-year-old Soldier and athlete with the 224 Military Intelligence Battalion at Hunter Army Airfield. After only three months of training for the 2011 Boston Marathon's qualifying run March in Atlanta, Sgt. 1st Class Sirmans placed 14th overall among women competitors, running the marathon in three hours, 28 minutes and 55 seconds. She placed 150th overall among the 2,114 men and women who competed. In addition to the 2011 Marathon, her time also qualifies her to run in the 2012 Boston Marathon.

  • Drill Sergeant of the Year competition

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Drill Sergeant (Staff Sgt.) John Folger said when he was a new private 12 years ago that he wanted to some day become a drill sergeant. "A private coming out of basic training looks at a drill sergeant as the epitome of what a noncommissioned officer should be a trainer," said Folger, B Battery, 1st Battalion, 79th Field Artillery, 434th FA Brigade. After becoming a drill sergeant a year ago, Folger then set his goal to become drill sergeant of the year. "I'm always looking to set myself apart from my peers, so this is logically the next step," he said. Folger was one of four drill sergeants who competed in the Fort Sill Drill Sergeant of the Year competition April 5 through 8 here.

  • Spartans provide Iraqi Army with 'combat multiplier'

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - While "one shot, one kill," may be the sniper axiom, it doesn't begin to describe the sniper experience. Not only must snipers be excellent shooters, they must also be disciplined and patient. They must have expert field skills, including concealment and camouflage, in order to infiltrate, detect and stalk a target through all types of terrain and distances - before firing their shot. It was exactly those concepts that snipers from 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, taught to 22 Iraqi Army Special Forces soldiers during a recent sniper course held at the Al Kindi Iraqi Army base. The Iraqis learned basic sniper techniques, stalking and detecting targets, then spent days firing at the range.

  • Final 48th IBCT Soldiers return from Afghanistan

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue joined Maj. Gen. Terry Nesbitt, Georgia's Adjutant General, and other senior Guard and state leaders gathered outside Truscott Air Terminal to welcoming home Col. Lee Durham, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team commander from Afghanistan, April, 7.

  • The Good. The Bad. The Ugly. ICE sees them all

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Many Soldiers and civilians at Fort Sill have used the Interactive Customer Evaluation system, whether by filling out comment cards, using a kiosk, filling out a survey online or submitting an e-mail. No matter how the ICE comments are submitted, they are making a difference. "Since the beginning of January we have received more than 7,000 ICE comments," said Mary Miller, customer service manager. "From March 2 through 17 we received 2,002 comments and in February we received more than any other post in the country."

  • Fort Sill hosts ROTC training exercises

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--A change in geographic divisions within the Cadet Command has brought together a whole new mix of universities for the big field training exercise that the Cameron ROTC program hosts each spring on Fort Sill. In the past, CU was in a division with Texas, but the map has been redrawn, according to Maj. Rod Boles, chairman of Cameron's military science department. A total of 132 ROTC cadets from the University of Central Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, its satellite at Northeastern Oklahoma State University, Tahlequah, and Cameron University are going through the spring FTX at Fort Sill, according to Master Sgt. Troy Franzen, head planner for the FTX and senior military science instructor at Cameron.

  • 4th IBCT arrives at NTC, prepares for combat rehearsal

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Fort Stewart-based Soldiers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division began arriving to Fort Irwin, Calif., March 30, and by April 12 more than 3,200 pairs of boots were on the ground, ready to march into a pre-deployment mission rehearsal exercise at the installation's National Training Center.

  • Two Fort Stewart Soldiers killed in Iraq

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Two Fort Stewart Soldiers were killed after their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq, April 7. First Lieutenant Robert W. Collins and Spc. William Anthony Blount were both assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Keep your hands off that - it could be dangerous

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--The weather is staying warm and Fort Sill residents and members of the local community are looking for adventures outdoors. If they're out on Fort Sill's ranges, some of the items they might pick up can lead to more than adventure. Fort Sill Range Control officials want everyone to know about, and especially for parents to teach children about, the dangers of unexploded ordnance and about areas of post off limits to everyone. Unexploded ordnance includes munitions that have been fired but failed to function properly -- a "dud."

  • Inaugural Walk for Autism

    Apr 15, 2010

    Over 400 participants came together for Fort Campbell's first official Walk for Autism April 10 at the Division Parade Field.

  • UAS Roadmap, full-spectrum CABs hot topics at Army Aviation convention

    Apr 15, 2010

    Day one of the annual Army Aviation Association of America convention in Fort Worth, Texas, included an announcement by the Army's vice chief of staff that the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadmap would be a "game changer" for the next 25 years.

  • Army announces 2010 Communities of Excellence winners

    Apr 15, 2010

    The Army chief of staff has selected U.S. Army Garrison Fort Bragg, N.C., as the Gold winner in the 2010 Army Communities of Excellence awards competition.

  • Still time to get H1N1 vaccine

    Apr 15, 2010

    TRICARE Prime enrollees not on active duty have until the end of this month if they want free vaccinations against the H1N1 flu from a non-network provider.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Apr 15, 2010

    Chief of the Army Medical Service Corps Maj. Gen. David A. Rubenstein visited a group of Army Medical Department officers April 9 at Fort Campbell. During his visit, he portrayed his strategic vision and encouraged utilization of the Army's long-term educational programs to Army Service Corps officers and staff from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, the 86th Combat Support Hospital, and the Division Surgeon's office.

  • Surgeon general says new centers to help with blast injuries

    Apr 15, 2010

    The Army surgeon general told members of Congress, April 13, that the Defense Centers of Excellence, especially for psychological health and traumatic brain injury, provide great promise for wounded warriors.

  • Garrison commander recognizes band's efforts

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- They play out of love for Soldiers, Families and music, and April 12, Garrison Commander Col. Yvette Kelley showed appreciation for Crossfire members' dedication.

  • 470th MI Brigade's Strong Bonds aims to keep marriage working

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- What do children, work, school, extracurricular activities, social commitments, Family obligations, societal pressures and unforeseen circumstances have in common'

  • Miss Alabama contestants visit Fort Rucker

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Miss Alabama Liz Cochran and 13 other women vying for her state title visited Fort Rucker April 9 to learn about military life and entertain Soldiers during the 2010 Salute to the Troops tour.

  • IMCOM-E employee among civilians honored by Army Secretary during annual ceremony

    Apr 15, 2010

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

  • ASYMCA - serving those who serve

    Apr 15, 2010

    "We are here to serve those who serve America" said Melanie Terrill, office manager of the ASYMCA at Fort Wainwright.

  • 110th Aviation Brigade recognizes new NCOs

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The 110th Aviation Brigade's noncommissioned officer ranks swelled in number April 8. The unit's staff recognized and inducted 26 new sergeants during a U.S. Army Aviation Museum ceremony.

  • 1-24th machine gunners qualify, train for next deployment

    Apr 15, 2010

    Arctic Legion Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1-25th SBCT, recently had an opportunity to brush up on some good, old-fashioned machine-gun training at Fort Wainwright's Small Arms Range Complex.

  • Survivor shares story during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Army Community Service hosted the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month kick-off ceremony April 7. About 100 Soldiers, civilians and leadership focused on this year's campaign message that sexual assault affects mission readiness through the campaign's theme "Hurts one. Affects all," and slogan; "Preventing sexual assault is everyone's duty."

  • Army Emergency Relief, helping the Army take care of its own

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - "Army Emergency Relief is a great thing for soldiers in need," said Pfc. Christopher Regalado.

  • 'Real heart of America' treated to BBQ, music, camaraderie

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Good Ol' Boys, an organization of Texas outdoorsmen and women, put out a Ponderosa-sized spread of brisket, smoked sausage and all the fixings for about 200 military members being treated at Brooke Army Medical Center, along with their Families and friends, at the Warrior and Family Support Center April 8.

  • Month of the Military Child: CYSS celebrates school-age children

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Fort Wainwright's month-long celebration of military children continues and Child, Youth and School Services agencies and programs are pulling out all the stops to show the children and families they serve how special they are, not just during April's Month of the Military Child celebration, but the rest of the year, too.

  • Resident Center unveiled during ribbon-cutting ceremony

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Fort Sam Houston Officers Club, Building 407, was officially unveiled as the renovated Main Resident Center April 9. Lincoln Military Housing hosted a week-long open house last July to introduce the neighborhood to the new facility.

  • Solopilots receive honor at Army Medical Department Museum

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Solopilots, the helicopter pilots who responded alone to evacuate wounded warriors during the Korean Conflict were recognized April 12. A plaque honoring their commitment and sacrifice was unveiled at the Army Medical Department Museum.

  • CSM Hall visits ANAD

    Apr 15, 2010

    TACOM Life Cycle Management Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton Hall made his first visit to Anniston Army Depot April 5 and 6.

  • MLRS recycling facility coming to Anniston

    Apr 15, 2010

    On Wednesday, March 31, Carl Roller, acting product manager for demilitarization, and several other VIPs visited Anniston Defense Munitions Center. Roller traveled to Anniston from his home at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, to observe the demilitarization and recycling efforts performed here at ADMC and also attend a groundbreaking ceremony for ADMC's new Multiple Launch Rocket System recycling facility.

  • AMC, IMCOM pilot program begins at Anniston

    Apr 15, 2010

    Anniston Army Depot took steps to align with Installation Management Command's core competency of running installations and Army Materiel Command's core competency of managing manufacturing centers and storage sites on April 1.

  • Anniston Army Depot launches environmental program on Earth Day

    Apr 15, 2010

    Fittingly, Anniston Army Depot's Directorate of Risk Management plans to launch the ANAD Environmental Awareness Program on Earth Day, April 22.

  • McMillan named DDAA DCO

    Apr 15, 2010

    Paul McMillan became deputy commander of Defense Distribution Depot Anniston on Feb. 15, bringing 29 years of combined military and civilian service in logistics to his new job.

  • Connelly recipients get chef training

    Apr 15, 2010

    Food service personnel from across the Army received hands-on professional development training from the culinary staff at the John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel in Reno, Nev., during the 2010 Philip A. Connelly Awards Program and Conference.

  • Mysteries Solved: Mortuary Affairs Personnel Undergo Training to Find, Identify, Recover Human Remai

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 16, 2010) -- To the personnel on site, they were barely visible but recognizable enough to warrant proceeding with meticulous caution. "You'll have to dig around it gently," warned the man in charge. "You don't want to disturb anything else that could be buried beside it." The crew of six had just discovered what resembled human skeletal remains buried in a makeshift grave located just off a dirt road in a wooded area. They were acting on information that children were interred there.

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