Archive: May 2010

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  • Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance On-the-Mo

    May 31, 2010

    RDECOM, CERDEC conducts the Army's annual C4ISR system-of-systems, integrated capabilities event, incorporating numerous live communications, sensor and battle command systems complimented by a robust virtual and constructive environment. The lessons learned will support milestone decisions for programs of record, help to mitigate risk for Army technology objectives, facilitate R&D technology transition to programs of record and aid in developing those technologies through readiness levels. It will also serve as a venue for assessing and enabling future force capabilities while identifying technology acceleration opportunities into the current force.

  • 25th Inf. Div. Audie Murphy Board

    May 31, 2010

    Candidates from the 25th Infantry Division endured a long day of qualification events during the division's Sgt. Audie Murphy Club board May 25 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The Soldiers did pushup and situps in the Army Combat Uniform (minus blouse and headgear), an 8-mile ruck march with full battle gear, weapons qualification, six common task training lanes, and six round-robin board appearances before individual board members.

  • Building Confidence One Battle Assemble at a Time

    May 31, 2010

    This monthly "Warrior Training" helps train and sustain TPU and AGR Soldiers in a variety of warrior skills while simultaneously trying to instill confidence, camaraderie and esprit the corps within the Company.

  • Blackhorse Troopers conduct M4 qualifications

    May 31, 2010

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conduct an M4 qualification range at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., May 13.

  • MNBG E Soldiers show adaptability during exercise

    May 31, 2010

    Soldiers of Multinational Battle Group East took part in a large exercise May 27 that involved multiple situations and tested the agility and adaptability of Kosovo Forces (KFOR). American and Turkish Soldiers worked together at Camp Monteith to provide security for a simulated meeting involving a government official. The Soldiers also provided inner and outer security to protect a Property with Designated Special Status (PrDSS), an area or institution under special KFOR protection.

  • Trade show touts Iraq's business potential

    May 31, 2010

    Just like the promise tied to the sea of oil that resides below Iraq's surface, the potential for building new industries in the country is great, yet remains untapped. That potential is not lost on the vendors from 73 companies that attended the Basra Iraq Trade Expo, a four-day international trade exhibition held at the Basra International Airport May 24-27, 2010. And while oil didn't overshadow conversations, there is no question that petroleum-related industries will drive Iraq's economy going forward.

  • UAV pilots maintain situational awareness above battlefield

    May 31, 2010

    Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) pilots maintain an "eye-in-the-sky" view providing real-time surveillance high above the battlefield in order to keep Soldiers safe from unexpected enemy attacks at the U.S. Army National Training Center.

  • Boxing organizer honored at final event

    May 31, 2010

    The final chapter of a three-year tradition at Camp Bucca ended May 15, 2010, with a night of boxing, door prizes and a well-deserved farewell. Commonly referred to as Bucca Boxing, the final Morale, Welfare and Recreation fight night included Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

  • New Riverine squadron gets feet wet in Basra

    May 31, 2010

    The river delta of southern Iraq is the livelihood for many Iraqis in the area, providing important waterways for commerce and an all-important source of irrigation for farmers. Recognizing the importance of these river highways, Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1 began their six-month deployment from Little Creek, Va., in early May with their main focus on securing these routes.

  • 3rd ACR Ironhawk Soldiers building teamwork and resilience at NTC

    May 30, 2010

    At Joint Security Station Abar Layla, named for the village that lies on the outskirts of the barbed wire, the Soldiers of Ironhawk Troop, 3rd Squadron, 3rd ACR, are building teamwork and getting valuable experience from the realistic setting.

  • HTT builds experience at NTC

    May 30, 2010

    While embedded with Soldiers from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, a Human Terrain Team, led by Col. Edward Vaughn, is completing their final preparation for an upcoming deployment to Iraq.

  • Human Terrain Team mapping course for a transitioning Iraq

    May 30, 2010

    The role of U.S. Forces in Iraq continues to evolve with the launch of Operation New Dawn later this year, and the majority of efforts will be re-focused on the responsible transfer of authority to Iraqi Security Forces.

  • 3rd ACR "Longknife" squadron practices slingload at NTC

    May 30, 2010

    4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment pilots practice slingload operations at NTC

  • ChemDawgs sharpen teeth

    May 30, 2010

    For most Soldiers the idea of not doing the job one is trained for is a nightmare, but for the chemical specialist it is the unfortunate day he needs to do his job.

  • Maj. Gen. Justice helps commission new lieutenants

    May 30, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Nick Justice served as commissioning officer at a University of Delaware ROTC ceremony to make 14 members of the Fighting Blue Hens Battalion the newest lieutenants in the Army.

  • Paratroopers teach Iraqis to call fire from the sky

    May 30, 2010

    Fire support specialists with 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), trained scouts with the Iraqi Army on how to integrate air and ground forces by calling in rocket and machine-gun fire on ground targets from OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters operated by pilots of Task Force Saber, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. Integrating air and ground assets is a core competency for a standing army, according to Maj. Douglas Hayes, operations officer for 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, the primary artillery component of 1/82 AAB.

  • Maj. Gen. Grimsley Joins 4th Sustainment Brigade's Wrangler Day

    May 29, 2010

    by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Ritterby FORT HOOD, Texas - Every three months or so, the commander of the 4th Sustainment Brigade, Col. Ronald Kirklin, gathers all of his Soldiers together for what he calls Wrangler Day...

  • Presidio of Monterey community rededicates cemetery as hallowed ground

    May 29, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- "And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave." This quote by early American poet Joseph Drake captures the meaning behind the rededication of the Presidio of Monterey Cemetery May 29.

  • Soldiers Use Trucks to Teach Math and History to Kids

    May 29, 2010

    by Pfc. Amy M. Lane KILLEEN, Texas - The last few days before summer vacation can be tough to sit through for many students and their teachers. Final assignments have been turned in and there may be a lot of down time in the classroom...

  • Soldiers and Edwards Academy Students Close out the School Year

    May 29, 2010

    by Pfc. Amy M. Lane TEMPLE, Texas - Throughout the school year, Soldiers from the 61st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 1st Medical Brigade, have interacted with students from Edwards Academy through the Adopt-A-School program. Students and Soldiers came together again to close out the school year with a capstone cookout May 19...

  • 13th ESC Soldiers Help at East Ward Elementary Field Day

    May 29, 2010

    by Pfc. Sean McGuire KILLEEN, Texas - For the past few years, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers have acted as positive role models to the young minds at East Ward Elementary School...

  • Wrangler Brigade Honors Top Troops: NCO, Soldier of Year

    May 29, 2010

    The 4th Sustainment Brigade honored the top Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year in an awards ceremony May 21. Four Wrangler Brigade troops competed for the distinction the week prior. During the three day event, individuals were put through several challenges designed to test their physical endurance, knowledge, and skills to find the best well-rounded Soldier...

  • 2009 Flags in

    May 29, 2010

  • President John F. Kennedy wreath ceremony

    May 29, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region in Washington, DC., lays a wreath at President John F. Kennedy's gravesite at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 29.

  • Families join Fort Wainwright Soldiers for range day

    May 28, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- Families joined in a 'day on the range with popular events such as: three-room shoot house and weapons firing and practical shoot course, hosted by the Soldiers of the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division

  • A night of warriors, princesses: Soldiers and their daughters at the ball

    May 28, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- Hosted by the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska, the fourth annual Father Daughter Ball was a gala event, set in Fairbanks and well-attended by Soldiers from Fort Wainwright, airmen from Eielson Air Force Base, other military personnel and their daughters, May 22.

  • Education and instruction is key to keeping safe

    May 28, 2010

    The Garrison Safety Office kicked-off the summer with Safety Awareness Week, May 17 through May 21 at Fort Wainwright. Classes, hands-on and static displays, instructions for Soldiers and education for families, Soldiers and civilian employees was the focus. Preventing accidents, injuries and loss of life is the goal. Keep in mind that safety is important. To enjoy summer to its fullest, "think ahead and think safe,"

  • Presidio salutes America's fallen in Memorial Day observance

    May 28, 2010

    Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine units participated in a Memorial Day observance at the Presidio of Monterey.

  • Task Force Destiny Duststorm

    May 28, 2010

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Charles "Chaz" Scroggins, 5-158 Aviation Regiment, Task Force Ready, Blackhawk pilot, battles the sandstorm blowing through Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan May 27, 2010. Scroggins is a native of North California. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Carson celebrates diversity with Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    May 28, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Nearly 150 Fort Carson members gathered at the Elkhorn Conference Center May 24 to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a tae kwon do demonstration, Filipino cultural dancing and a food sampling.

  • Army implements strategic plan to improve safety

    May 28, 2010

    The "101 Critical Days of Summer" campaign, which began on Memorial Day, and the larger National Safety Month observation during June, provide opportunity to focus on the goals outlined in the latest version of the Army Safety and Occupational Health Strategic Plan that was released in February.

  • SOS welcomes staff from around country

    May 28, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Survivor Outreach Services brought in coordinators from 19 states who work specifically with the Army Reserve and National Guard for their quarterly conference May 12-13.

  • Senior Army Leader Memorial Day message

    May 28, 2010

  • Self Defense 101 class brings dual benefit

    May 28, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Anyone who even just goes for a 15-minute walk can speak of the healthful benefits of exercise, but this benefit doesn't hold a candle to learning techniques that may save your life should you find yourself confronted by some of life's less than savory characters.

  • Army provides path to citizenship to Carson Soldiers, Family members

    May 28, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---20 Soldiers and Family members representing 15 different countries became U.S. citizens May 20 during the monthly naturalization ceremony at Fort Carson's Army Community Service.

  • Senior Army Leader Memorial Day message

    May 28, 2010

  • Season of Remembrance

    May 27, 2011

    Throughout history, our Soldiers, veterans, civilians and the entire extended Army family have made contributions to our Nation.

  • What was first home of tactical military aviation'

    May 28, 2010

  • Refuge provides local adventure

    May 28, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Many families come to Fort Sill to celebrate a landmark in their Soldier's lives, whether it be graduating from Basic Combat Training or receiving a promotion and furthering their Army careers. When they've exhausted the numerous local restaurants, there is still one very big place they can turn to for entertainment.

  • Army civilian ready for second deployment

    May 28, 2010

    FORT SILL, OKla.--During a time of war, most U.S. Soldiers will spend at least one tour in a combat zone serving their country. When a unit is called upon to deploy, the Soldiers within put their lives on hold and dutifully fill the needs of the Army. On occasion, a civilian will voluntarily travel to a battle zone and help Soldiers do their jobs. Kelly Longfellow is one of those civilians.

  • Spider bite could mean big trouble

    May 28, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Should you pick up the newspaper at night and see something scurry across the floor it could be a brown recluse spider, the second installment of the Oklahoma creepy critters series. He's likely out for a meal, a common practice with this spider. Because this spider may be found anywhere inside or outside the house, it should be considered a dangerous year-round adversary. Sgt. 1st Class Scott Paul became acquainted with this arachnid, the hard way, during a little manual labor in the dead of winter. What started as a nuisance led to days of increasing pain from an imperceptible bite and ultimately more than a week of recovery.

  • Evans Army Community Hospital signs Army Medicine Healthcare Covenant

    May 28, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Evans Army Community Hospital held a ceremony May 14 that recognized the Fort Carson Medical Department Activity's dedication to the health care of Warriors and their Families. MEDDAC Commander Col. Jimmie O. Keenan and Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis L. Wilken signed the Army Medicine Healthcare Covenant document on behalf of Fort Carson MEDDAC's Soldiers and civilians.

  • Post open new live-fire shoot house

    May 28, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Fort Sill leaders called for more realistic training and they got their answer Monday with the new live fire shoot house on the West Range. Maj. Gen. David Halverson, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill commanding general, cut the ribbon to celebrate its opening along with Fort Sill Garrison Commander Col. Raymond Lacey, and Christopher Pease, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security director. The atypical shooting range focuses on urban terrain tactics with clearing room procedures and engaging targets. But instead of firing with blank adaptors, Soldiers and others will be using live ammunition. Leaders believe that change alone will take the learning experience to a whole new level.

  • SFAC to hold open house

    May 28, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---The Soldier and Family Assistance Center hosts an open house for members of the community June 3 at 1 p.m. to show off its new building. Located on Titus Boulevard east of Evans Army Community Hospital, the 15,000-square-foot facility has just the day care area remaining to open, which will be operational within a month's time. The SFAC is in place to be a one-stop center that wounded Soldiers and their Family members can go to for just about anything they need.

  • Olympic-hopeful runner finds inspiration in many facets of life

    May 28, 2010

    Capt. Kelly Calway doesn't don a cape, fight crime on a daily basis or possess any sort of superhuman powers. The 2008 Army Female Athlete of the Year is more of a modern-day superheroine, who is defending her country, raising a family, and preparing to enter the World Class Athlete Program.

  • RIA-JMTC and BAE Systems host joint ribbon cutting ceremony for Composite Armor Center

    May 28, 2010

    The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center and BAE Systems officially opened a new Composite Armor Center on Arsenal Island today. The two have established a manufacturing center designed to produce composite armor for a variety of customers in the public and private sector, including the U.S. Government. While the agreement ensures the continued availability of the most advanced composite armor solutions for customers, the partnership's most important objective is to provide more responsive and timely support to our men and women in uniform.

  • Iraqi leaders visit Mountain Post

    May 28, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Six Iraqi officers visited the Mountain Post May 10 to provide continuity and information to the leaders of the 4th Infantry Division headquarters during their trip to the U.S.

  • WTC holds change of command

    May 28, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Warrior Training Center hailed a new leader Tuesday. LTC Phillip Johnson took over the position during a change of command ceremony at Camp Butler's rappel tower. He replaces LTC Robert Harris, who leaves for Arlington, Va., to become the Army National Guard's deputy operations officer.

  • This is real': Basic training Soldiers learn hand grenade techniques

    May 28, 2010

    After spending the morning throwing practice hand grenades May 24, PVT Carlos Urbina said the training took on a new meaning when he threw a live grenade.

  • Cemeteries on post date back half a millennium

    May 28, 2010

    There's a host of history buried under Fort Benning, and officials with the Directorate of Public Works said all of it is being protected. Christopher Hamilton, chief of Environmental Programs Management Branch, said there are 85 cemeteries throughout the installation - most of them in remote firing areas.

  • For one couple, the battles are over

    May 28, 2010

    Rebecca White said she was shaking with nervous anticipation as she waited for the nearly 30 members of the 14th Combat Support Hospital advance party to file into Freedom Hall just after midnight May 22. She said the return was particularly sweet for her.

  • Officer candidates help build Vietnam traveling wall

    May 28, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Richard Tallman said he wanted to seek out just one name: his grandfather. In July 1972, BG Richard Joseph Tallman - on his third tour to Vietnam - was aboard a helicopter leaving An Loc in Binh Long Province when his party was hit by enemy artillery fire.

  • ATC Employees Judge Annual Science Fair

    May 28, 2010

    Three U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center employees reach out to the surrounding community by helping judge an elementary school science fair.

  • Military spouses receive appreciation

    May 28, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.---Pikes Peak area military spouses were treated to a day of information and pampering May 13 at the Southeast Family Center YMCA. The day is a joint collaboration between Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, the U.S. Air Force Academy and Fort Carson, along with vendors from the military and the community.

  • Uniforms do not substitute as ID cards

    May 28, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Although it may not always be convenient, servicemembers, their spouses and dependents are required to always have their government identification card in possession. AR 600-8-14 reads: "ID card holders are required to carry their ID cards at all times."

  • Course to hone senior spouses' skills

    May 28, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---A new Army Community Service course that begins June 9 is designed to enhance the skills senior spouses need for the leadership roles they hold during unit deployments.

  • National Memorial Day Observance to Honor America's Fallen Service Members

    May 28, 2010

    The annual National Memorial Day Observance to honor America's fallen military service members is scheduled for Monday, May 31 at Arlington National Cemetery. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct an Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Tomb of the Unknowns, to be followed by an observance program hosted by the Department of Defense in the Memorial Amphitheater. A prelude by the U.S. Navy Band will begin in the amphitheater at 10:30 a.m.

  • Casey cites state of Army, looks to future

    May 28, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.---The Army is evolving to meet challenges on the battlefield today and honing tactics the service will use more frequently to help countries deny terrorists in the future, the Army chief of staff said May 14. Gen. George W. Casey Jr. shared the progress the service has made since the 9/11 attacks and a look to the future challenges the Army will face with the nearly 800 people attending the "Home of the Brave" Armed Forces Week luncheon at Broadmoor Hall in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Accessions takes helm from Armor at Knox

    May 28, 2010

    Fort Knox witnessed the last chapter of the Armor Center during a transfer of authority ceremony May 27. During the ceremony, Maj. Gen. James Milano, the Fort Knox commander and 44th Chief of Armor, relinquished command of the installation to Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, commander, U.S. Army Accessions Command.

  • Carson team wins big at fitness event

    May 28, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---For the first time in a long time, the Mountain Post sent a team to the Natural Physique Committee Probody Solutions Southern Colorado and Armed Forces Natural Bodybuilding, Figure and Bikini Championships.

  • Fort Rucker DFMWR Web Trac 'streamlines' services for Families

    May 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker community now has a faster, more convenient, way to sign up for activities.

  • Competitions hit target, heal wounded warriors

    May 28, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A loud and satisfying "thwack" signals the on-target strike of an arrow - a bull's eye' Whether it's the center of the target or not, the answer is a resounding "Yes!" for Soldiers training in archery, one of several sporting events offered to wounded warriors at Brooke Army Medical Center's Warrior Transition Battalion.

  • Third Army hosts women's forum with Jordanian military

    May 28, 2010

    Third Army hosted seven women from the Jordanian military for a Women's Forum May 4-6 at Ft. Lee, Va., designed to increase interoperability between the two countries. "The intent for this exchange was to bring together female Soldiers from the Jordanian military and the U.S. Army to show the many different jobs women hold in the U.S. military," said Sgt. 1st Class Sidney Curtis, Third Army/U.S. Army Central Arabian Peninsula and Levant NCOIC. "This event took participants through a tour of the many different organizations on Fort Lee."

  • Director of the Army Staff hosts May 26 Twilight Tattoo

    May 28, 2010

    Monique Wright (left) listens to Col. Jill Ludowese, commander of the Air Operations Group talk about the controls on the UH-60 Blackhawk. The Air Operations Group provided a UH-60 as a static display for the May 26, 2010 Twilight Tattoo.

  • Faces of victory: BAMC warriors bring home gold, silver, bronze

    May 28, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers from Brooke Army Medical Center brought home gold, silver and bronze for a total of seven medals in the inaugural Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colo. The five-day competition drew to a close May 14.

  • Post looks to gain an additional 82,800 acres

    May 28, 2010

    Fort Benning's garrison commander, COL Tom Macdonald, released a new map this week outlining defined areas of land being considered for potential acquisition to expand the amount of land suitable for training on the post. Last month, MG Michael Ferriter, the Maneuver Center commander, announced that the installation had launched a study into the possibility of acquiring 82,800 acres in one of, or a combination of, five counties near the post's southern, southeastern and southwestern boundaries: Russell County in Alabama and Marion, Chattahoochee, Webster and Stewart in Georgia.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital WTB Soldiers Represent Fort Stewart in 2010 Warrior Game

    May 28, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Approximately 100 Soldiers from the Army, 50 from the Marine Corps, 25 from the Air Force and another 25 from the Coast Guard and Navy participated in the first-ever Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 10-14. Three Soldiers from Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Transition Battalion participated in the Warrior Games - Cpl. Ryan Shurtleff, Spc. Christopher Lowe and Staff Sgt. Phillip Fentiman.

  • Old Guard Soldiers perform 'Flags In' at ANC

    May 28, 2010

    Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) were joined by ceremonial units from around the military May 27 to perform "Flags In," their annual Memorial Day tradition at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Vanguard Soldiers, spouses pledge commitment before deployment

    May 28, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Approximately 35 Soldiers and their spouses who will soon be separated by a war and thousands of miles, gathered at Club Stewart to renew vows of unconditional love and commitment to one another, May 20.

  • Top dogs dare to dip at Fort Sam Houston Aquatic Center

    May 28, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The dog days of summer arrived early at Fort Sam Houston as dogs of all shapes, sizes, colors and breeds cooled off at the Fort Sam Houston Aquatic Center May 22. This was the second time that the Aquatic Center hosted this event to coincide with the draining and cleaning of the outdoor pool in preparation for the busy summer season.

  • Saying farewell to a great command team

    May 28, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. -- Today, the Army bid a fond and grateful farewell to the command team of U.S. Army Forces Command commanding general, Gen. Charles C. Campbell, and his wife Dianne.

  • Fort Stewart Summer Safety Expo message: Stay focused, be safe

    May 28, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Soldiers, Family Members and Army Civilians perusing the covered booths and trailers set up for Fort Stewart's annual Summer Safety Expo came away with an understanding that it's the individual's responsibility to stay focused and be safe this summer.

  • Iraqi river police unit graduates

    May 28, 2010

    For two months, the U.S. Navy Detachment 1, Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1, deployed to Contingency Operating Site Garry Owen partnered with Iraqi Police 1st Lt. Hissinin, commander of the 50-man Special River Police Company, providing hands-on training in every aspect of river patrolling operations.

  • Perspectives on the use of military power in the 21st Century

    May 28, 2010

    Nearing the end of the first decade of the 21st century, the United States is involved in two ongoing wars. It faces a significant international terrorist threat, and it is witnessing an escalation of international resistance to its leadership of the global world order. Looking out to 2025, many see the potential for a prolonged period of instability as a result of competing economic models, demographics, the rise of new international actors and the resurgence of old ones, climate change, and the scarcity of resources. Such instability suggests a greater probability of interstate and intrastate conflict. While in the near term the United States remains the single most powerful state, it will act most often as only one of a number of important powers in an increasingly multipolar international system. In such an environment, the U.S. role will logically be more constrained, but its national interests will continue to place a premium on a peaceful world order and its military will continue to be a key factor in sustaining acceptable levels of regional and global stability.

  • War in Complex Environments: The Technological Dimension

    May 28, 2010

    The first atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. With a yield of 14,000 tons of TNT, it was 1,000 times as powerful as any previous weapon, yet in less than 10 years, advancing technology made it possible to build weapons more powerful than all the arms ever used in all wars since the beginning of history. The race toward greater destructive power peaked in 1961, when the Soviet Union exploded a device with an estimated yield of 58 million tons of TNT-the equivalent of over 4,000 Hiroshima-type bombs. By that time, research into the development of even larger weapons had practically come to a halt-not because it could not be done, but because, in Winston Churchill's words, all they would do was make the rubble bounce.

  • Getting the Next War Right: Beyond Population Centric Warfare

    May 28, 2010

    As the famous Prussian general once warned, the rst priority is to ascertain what type of conflict is to be fought. Carl von Clausewitz's seminal writings laid the foundation of thinking for modern warfare de ned around the needs of the nascent Westphalian nation state. His prioritization, his "wonderful trinity," and his recognition that war is but "politics by other means" have served both strategist and statesman well during the conventional wars of the post-Napoleonic age. The Cold War that followed would make the separation of policy and war more diffcult as the advent of nuclear weapons blurred the line between military necessity and political reality. With the end of the Cold War-and especially since 9/11-we have been faced with a still more complex world.

  • The Operations Targeting and Effects Synchronization Process In Northern Iraq

    May 28, 2010

    In the early 4th century BC, more than five centuries before the great philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius made the observation quoted above, Gallic tribes sacked Rome. Faced with the first real threat to its existence, the young Roman state recognized the need to rethink how it organized for combat. Of the various changes adopted, the most important and extreme transformation was the abandonment of the Greek-style phalanx. This military organizational structure had been long-established as the most effective way to achieve success against opponents with a similar operational paradigm. However, the Romans understood that-unlike Greece-Italy and Gaul were not governed by city states, whose armies met on large plains deemed suitable by both sides to settle disputes. Rather, they were a collection of hill tribes adept at using the complex terrain to their advantage.

  • Army deems Fort Rucker unit 'superior'

    May 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- First Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment Soldiers received the prestigious Department of the Army Superior Unit Award during a ceremony May 14 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Environmental command stakes its claim at Fort Sam Houston

    May 28, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In a move that further solidifies Fort Sam Houston's growing reputation as the place to be, the U.S. Army Environmental Command uncased its colors in a ceremony at the post flagpole May 21. The transfer of the command is in accordance with 2005 Base Realignment and Closure directives and brings an additional 200 military and civilian jobs to the San Antonio area. According to Army tradition, when a unit or the headquarters of a unit undergoes a permanent change of station, the colors are "cased" - literally furled and placed inside a canvas case - to signify that the command has ceased operations at that location. The colors are then "uncased" at the new location to signify that the command is operational at its new station.

  • Fort Rucker 'Spartans' earns 8th flight safety award

    May 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- In recognition of its outstanding safety record, the 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment 'Spartans' received its eighth Order of the Daedalians, Lt. Gen. Allen M. Burdett Jr. Army Aviation Flight Safety Award May 18.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers, teens play paintball during BOSS event

    May 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers members and Fort Rucker teenagers splatted each other a variety of bright colors during BOSS's 'Dodge the Paint' May 22.

  • NOAA certifies Fort Rucker 'StormReady'

    May 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Hurricane season hits June 1 and Fort Rucker is "StormReady."

  • Army Reserve Medical Unit Trains To Serve Country and Tampa Community, During Weekend Assemble

    May 28, 2010

    The 7222nd Medical Support Unit (MSU), an Army Reserve unit from Tampa, held a mass casualty training exercise this past Sunday, May 23. The exercise was the grand finale for the unit's Combat Lifesaver Course (CLC) each Soldier undertook. And, while the benefits are immediate for the skills of these citizens - as Soldiers; the long term positive effect for the Tampa Bay region will be immense as thousands of residents will come in contact with these 40 Soldiers as they perform their civilian jobs throughout the community.

  • CID's Field Investigative Unit

    May 28, 2010

    THE Field Investigative Unit is a specialized unit which provides a full range of criminal investigative services and support within the Army, to include investigations of senior Army leaders, cases with national attention and other designated sensitive situations as directed by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

  • Army community remembers fallen Soldier

    May 28, 2010

    CARLISLE BARRACKS, CARLISLE, Pa. - Soldiers, Families, friends and Department of the Army civilians around the service remembered Col. John M. McHugh, who died May 18 in Afghanistan while assigned to the U.S. Army Battle Command Training Program as commander of Operations Group A, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • Fort Rucker Lemon Lot moves down the road

    May 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and residents looking for sweet deals on used vehicles from the local Lemon Lot now have to look to a little further down Andrews Avenue.

  • The evidence of crime

    May 28, 2010

    WHEN the Army's Criminal Investigation Command's special agents need to have evidence for a case analyzed, they send it to a cutting-edge laboratory located in Fort Gillem, Ga. The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory isn't like the labs seen on television, but the facility is impressive.

  • Symphony's Red, White and Blue tour coming to Fort Bragg

    May 28, 2010

    Fort Bragg's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation presents the North Carolina Symphony's Red, White and Blue Tour, June 4. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., on the Main Post Parade Field. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.

  • CID - Putting the puzzle together

    May 28, 2010

    THE Drug Chemistry Branch at the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory receives samples of unknown chemicals from investigators in the field and analyzes them, attempting to identify them and determine how much of the substance is present in a sample.

  • Fort Bragg students celebrate education with Patriot Day

    May 28, 2010

    Gordon Elementary School in Linden Oaks housing area celebrated their American pride by having a fun-filled day of learning and activities called Patriot Day, Friday.

  • Supporting CID special agents

    May 28, 2010

    CRIMINAL Investigation Command special agents frequently respond to and investigate terrible crimes-suicides, homicides, child abuse, sexual assaults, even multiple shootings, such as the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting last year-and their regular exposure to trauma can take its toll.

  • 21st century crime solving with DNA

    May 28, 2010

    DNA-three small letters that have drastically changed the world and forever altered how crimes are investigated and prosecuted.

  • Army Team wins Silver Medal for the 4x100 relay race at District of Columbia Special Olympics Milita

    May 28, 2010

    The District of Columbia Special Olympics designated May 26, 2010 as Military Day to recognize Service Members.

  • Leaving a paper trail

    May 28, 2010

    THE Forensic Analysis Division at the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory at Fort Gillem, Ga., is extensive, comprising seven analytical areas. Most are the usual things you might think about when you think of forensics: DNA, trace evidence, drug chemistry, latent prints and firearms and toolmarks.

  • WHTA Change of Command held on May 26

    May 28, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst (right), commander, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington, passes the U.S. Army Transportation Agency (White House) guideon to the incoming commander, Maj. Rick Michaels on May 26, 2010.

  • On the record at the Crime Records Center

    May 28, 2010

    THE U.S. Army Crime Records Center at Fort Belvoir, Va., receives, stores and maintains about 40 years worth of criminal history records for the Criminal Investigation Command and other Army law enforcement entities.

  • CCIU - Detectives in the digital age

    May 28, 2010

    TIME waits for no one, and in today's digital age, neither does crime. No other medium has evolved as rapidly as the Internet, providing its users unparalleled access to news, information, services and entertainment by simply clicking a mouse. Surfing the Web has become the norm, but there are sharks in the waters.

  • Father and son reunite in Iraq

    May 28, 2010

    Ideally, the bond between a father and son can endure time, distance and separation. At least that has been the case for the Soriano family. "The opportunity to visit my son has been the best part of this deployment so far," said Command Sgt. Maj. Jorge O. Soriano.

  • Brave Rifles legal team learns Iraqi justice

    May 28, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, California - The 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Staff Judge Advocate team visited a replica Iraqi courthouse to learn how the Iraqi justice system operates, during a simulated trial at the National Training Center May 25.

  • U.S. Forces Korea honors fallen warriors at ceremony

    May 28, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - A memorial ceremony was held May 27 at Knight Field here to honor fallen service members.

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