Archive: May 2010

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  • 3rd Sustainment Bde arrives in Iraq

    May 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - It's official. The 3rd Sustainment Brigade has made its way to Iraq and is starting the process of picking up the logistical mission from the 15th Sustainment Brigade of Fort Hood, Texas.

  • 'Surge' brings more mouths to feed

    May 13, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--It's almost summer time and that means hot weather, barbecues and more basic trainees. As the physical training uniform is switched from pants to shorts the training side of post is busy preparing to house a lot more future Soldiers during what they call the "summer surge." According to Lottie Sledge, 434th FA Brigade food adviser, students get out of high school and that's when a lot of recruits sign up and get sent here for basic combat training.

  • Stewart-Hunter 2010 AER Campaign exceeds goal

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 2010 Army Emergency Relief Campaign slogan is "Helping Maintain Army Strong." This was demonstrated by the generosity and community-mindedness of our military Family as stated, said Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear. The AER Campaign kicked off March 1 with the goal of 100 percent solicitation and $125,000 in donations. The campaign successfully achieved 100 percent solicitation and raised $146,139 in donations from 3,361 contributors, comprised of active duty servicemembers, retirees and civilians.

  • The Internationals defeat Rock Force 1-0

    May 13, 2010

    Wilson Arena scored a goal in overtime to propel the Internationals to a 1-0 win against Rock Force in a regular season soccer game Monday at Doughboy Stadium. The Internationals of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation had more than five scoring opportunities and failed to score on an open goal in the first half, while Rock Force, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, had four scoring opportunities. But, by the end of the first half, the game remained scoreless.

  • Fort Stewart, Hunter thank military spouses

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Since 1984, the Friday before Mother's Day has been designated as Military Spouse Appreciation day. At Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, the 2010 Military Spouse Appreciation was celebrated with an ice cream social, May 7.

  • Education center reports increase in 'diploma mill' degrees

    May 13, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--There has been an increase in the number of "diploma mill" documents that have recently surfaced at Fort Sill, according to officials at the Harry S Truman Army Education Center here. A "diploma mill" is a school that offers certificates, degrees and diplomas for a fee.

  • Iraqi, Kurdish officers visit Fort Stewart

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Brigadier General Thomas Vandal, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-support, returned from deployment to escort several of his Iraqi and Kurdish counterparts around Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, May 8.

  • Post transitions from heat to air conditioning

    May 13, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Did you know, the passing of another winter season signals that it is time to proceed with the transition from heating to air conditioning' With the first 90-degree day hitting us the last week of March, the installation is preparing for summer. As the annual cycle starts, equipment maintenance will begin in preparation for next year's heating season.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital partners with community to combat childhood obesity

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- To end childhood obesity, Fort Stewart, Liberty County, and the City of Hinesville have united to form the first military/civilian community Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition (We Can!) Program in the country. The community-wide health and fitness campaign was launched with a proclamation signing and meeting between partners, May 7.

  • FIRST program bringing signs of change to fort

    May 13, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Positive changes have been made to Fort Sill and more are on the way. "We are very proud of the issues being brought forth through Community FIRST and the changes they are making on post," said Mary Miller, customer service manager. "FIRST stands for feedback, issues, resolutions, solutions, today."

  • Volleyball coach credits Fort Bragg Sports Office for success

    May 13, 2010

    For the past three years the All-Army Volleyball team has held their training camp at Fort Bragg, this year is no exception. This will be the last year Fort Bragg will host the All-Army volleyball camp, for a while at least. Each military installation gets to bid for the chance to host and Fort Bragg's rein will come to an end.

  • Safety Day makes for a successful weekend

    May 13, 2010

    The 249th Engineer Battalion held a Safety Day at Castle Park Saturday for Soldiers, civilians and family members of its Headquarters and Headquarters Company.

  • Fort Bragg children get a visit from 123 Sesame Street

    May 13, 2010

    Allyson Dennis' pre-kindergarten class sits with Elmo and Cookie Monster Tuesday during the Sesame Street Live characters visit to Fort Bragg. The characters came to Fort Bragg and surprised "little heroes" at Devers Elementary School and Rodriguez Child Development Center.

  • Fort Sam Houston earns award for environmental protection at Camp Bullis

    May 13, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- When it comes to Camp Bullis, finding a harmonious balance between the needs of the Army and the needs of the environment has long put Fort Sam Houston leadership in a tight spot. Add to the mix the explosive growth in development that's encroaching upon the once wide-open spaces around the 28,000-acre training area, and it can lead to potential disaster on a multitude of levels.

  • Foundation, Fort Belvoir honor military spouses

    May 13, 2010

    Some refer to them, collectively, as the ones with the toughest jobs in the military. Those left behind on the home front. In many cases, the women behind the men. However, on Friday, they were honorees as the Armed Forces Foundation and Fort Belvoir's Army Community Service co-hosted a military spouse appreciation luncheon solely for them.

  • Military children honored for artwork

    May 13, 2010

    Members and Supporters of the Armed Services YMCA, and service members gathered Thursday to honor winners of their annual Art and Essay contest on Capitol Hill. The contest was open to military children from kindergarten to 12th grade with winners from different age groups and each of the services receiving a savings bond and having their work displayed in the Russell House Office Building and in Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport.

  • Awana club active on Fort Bragg

    May 13, 2010

    Nearly 60 years ago, a senior pastor and a youth director joined forces in a Chicago church and formed a club to teach children the word of God. More than 1 million youth and children later, the club known as Awana meets on Fort Bragg for children ages 2 through 8th grade.

  • Wheeler Middle School students walk for drug awareness

    May 13, 2010

    Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students walk down Wright Avenue on Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, May 12, in support of the 2010 Wheeler Middle School Drug Free Walk. The walk is held annually by the school to demonstrate the unified anti-drug stance held by the students, teachers, and faculty of Wheeler Middle School. The walk brought students from Wheeler Middle to the headquarters building of the 25th Infantry Division on Schofield Barracks.

  • 70th Anniversary of Hunter Army Airfield: The History of Hunter Army Airfield

    May 13, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- With the 70th Anniversary celebration of Hunter Army Arifield approaching, May 19, here is a brief history of the installation, from airport to Air Force Base to important deployment and support base for the Army and other joint services.

  • Armed Forces Day celebrates servicemembers

    May 13, 2010

    Fort Bragg is home to paratroopers, Soldiers and Green Berets. At neighboring Pope Air Force Base, the Airmen there help keep the airborne in the "Home of the Airborne." A few hours away, the Marines at Camp Lejune, N.C., serve with honor, accomplishing the nation's military missions. America's military members work together each day to keep the U.S. safe and free. Saturday is Armed Forces Day, a day to celebrating the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

  • Army and Navy stand proud during Prime Power graduation

    May 13, 2010

    It began with a video presentation of them working in and out of the classroom. Concentrating, smiling and coming together as a team. In a fitting gesture, that's exactly how they ended their year together. Smiling and congratulating each other on a job well done.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier to attend Army vocalist course

    May 13, 2010

    When Sgt. Christopher Fairley was a youngster growing up in Moss Point, Miss., he would not dare sing in front of friends, Family or even strangers. Fairley, a mechanic with the 618th Engineer Company, 27th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, earned a spot as a student at the Army Band Vocalist Sustainment course May 3 to 28.

  • The Old Guard places top ten in Best Ranger Competition

    May 13, 2010

    Only a handful of U.S. Army Rangers earned bragging rights after crossing the coveted Best Ranger Competition finish line to complete three strenuous days of nonstop events from May 7-9. Amongst the few accomplished, and placing 9th in the overall competition, was the U.S. Army's Oldest Active Infantry Regiment known as The Old Guard.

  • Fort Bragg spouses get to experience military life

    May 13, 2010

    For two days, Francine Sablan got a glimpse of what her husband experiences as a Soldier by participating in Military Spouse Day Conference 2010, coordinated by Army Community Service.

  • Jordanian female Soldiers visit Fort Lee

    May 13, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 13, 2010) -- Sharing information not only betters a person; it can better a military as well. Such was the case May 4-6 when seven female Jordanian soldiers visited Fort Lee to observe and share information with female Soldiers here.

  • Some PTSD veterans may be eligible for legal assistance regarding disability rating

    May 13, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Sabo v. United States alleges that a physical evaluation board must initially assign a disability rating of at least 50 percent based on a diagnosis of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. The lawsuit also brings the class action on behalf of veterans found unfit due to PTSD, who received less than a 50-percent initial rating for PTSD, and were discharged during the period of Dec. 17, 2002, to Oct. 13, 2008. There are an estimated 3,000 potential Army members of the class.

  • Unit victim advocates recognized for helping hand

    May 13, 2010

    Deputy garrison commander Col. Mark Moffatt, acting Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Shawlinski, commander, Directorate of Public Works and members of Army Community Service gave special thanks to Fort Belvoir's unit victim advocates Tuesday for their compassion in helping those who are affected by sexual assault.

  • Unit victim advocates recognized for helping hand

    May 13, 2010

    Deputy garrison commander Col. Mark Moffatt, acting Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Shawlinski, commander, Directorate of Public Works and members of Army Community Service gave special thanks to Fort Belvoir's unit victim advocates Tuesday for their compassion in helping those who are affected by sexual assault.

  • Command Sergeant Major's Challenge tests Soldiers

    May 13, 2010

    The Soldiers who participated in this year's Command Sergeant Major's Challenge overcame a grueling set of obstacles to prove they could be just that - a warrior. "The Sergeant Major Challenge is the sergeant major's opportunity to lay out our annual warrior common tasks and put them in an endurance type environment to test and evaluate our personnel to see how well they can perform," said Lt. Col. John T. Corley, the Support Battalion commander for 1st Special Warfare Training Group, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.

  • Visit to Iraq helps wounded warrior heal

    May 13, 2010

    "It's easy to fall into making excuses, but I just had to remind myself not to worry about things I can't change," Beem said. "I wanted to live my life as normal as possible."

  • WCAP wrestlers sweat it out at Fort Benning

    May 13, 2010

    World Class Athlete Program wrestlers made a stop May 3-7 at Fort Benning to train at the Audie Murphy Athletic Performance Enhancement Center en route to compete in the 2010 World Team Trials June 10-12 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The team of 18 wrestlers qualified for the trials after taking the top spots and the Greco-Roman team title during the U.S. Open April 23-24 in Cleveland. This is the eighth year in a row the team has won at the U.S. Open.

  • Quartermaster Pre-Warrior Leaders Course effective

    May 13, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 13, 2010) -- It has produced one honor graduate, 25 Soldiers who've earned a place on the Commandant's List and given many more the confidence and motivation to succeed at the next level.

  • Army's top NCO speaks at Fort Bragg symposium

    May 13, 2010

    The Army's top noncommissioned officer addressed a crowd of more than 200 Soldiers and business leaders at the Fort Bragg Club May 5 during the annual symposium held by the Braxton Bragg Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army.

  • DPW director named IMCOM's executive of the year

    May 13, 2010

    Fort Belvoir has been undergoing lots of change in recent years with the implementation of Base Realignment and Closure, renovations, construction and other normal day-to-day operations.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates earning ACoE gold award

    May 13, 2010

    More than 200 Fort Bragg community members gathered at the Nijmegen Neighborhood Center Tuesday to celebrate Fort Bragg being named as the Army's top large post in the 2010 Army Community of Excellence competition.

  • Army civilians focus on change

    May 13, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- No where is change more evident than Aberdeen Proving Ground, where the Base Realignment and Closure program is changing the face of the installation into the Army's center for science and technology.

  • Haitian relief effort luncheon shows multi-faceted nation

    May 13, 2010

    There is still a need for relief efforts, according to Paul Maguire, Catholic Medical Mission Board regional representative and presenter at a Fort Monmouth employee-organized Haitian relief luncheon. According to Maguire, a second-round of amputations will occur because many of the amputees have contracted infections due to improper or unsanitary procedures performed immediately after the disaster.

  • Clean-Up Day

    May 13, 2010

    Contracting Office does their part for local clean up.

  • The Maternal Order of the Moose

    May 13, 2010

    The long winter is over and we are about to start on another Alaskan season: moose calving season.

  • Commanding general reenlists Soldier at Redstone Arsenal

    May 13, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - A noncommissioned officer from U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command was reenlisted during a ceremony May 10 at the command headquarters here.

  • Agencies train for improved customer service

    May 13, 2010

    "The goal of the training was to make the employees more aware of how the customer views them and who the customer really is," said MJ Lohrenz, director of FMWR, "and to stress the importance of the customer voice."

  • Soldier Dons Gas Mask

    May 13, 2010

    Soldier Dons Gas Mask During Competition

  • Ordnance celebrates ribbon cutting, hall of fame inductees

    May 13, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 13, 2010) -- It was a busy week for the Ordnance Corps. Ordnance leaders and Soldiers gathered for the 2010 Ordnance Corps 198th Anniversary Week May 4-7 at the new home of the Ordnance. This marks the first time the event was held at Fort Lee. Activities included professional development, tours of the Ordnance Campus and a ribbon cutting of the first completed barracks.

  • Civilian in the Spotlight

    May 13, 2010

    Taking care of the Soldier and the family is what the Army Family Covenant is about. Deanna Combest, Soldier Actions Section of the Military Personnel Division is an excellent example of how to do just that.

  • Fires Seminar briefings Web casting again this year

    May 13, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--The Fires Seminar at Fort Sill again reaches out to officers and Soldiers throughout the world by Web casting briefings on May 18-20. To access these briefings, users will have to sign for an account with Defense Connect Online and log onto that service at the appropriate times. Because of recent upgrades to the service, users are reminded that they will have to reset their passwords as part of the log on process.

  • Fort Drum welcomes newest Army leaders

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Members of the Fort Drum community gathered April 28 to honor graduates of the Warrior Leader Course, which is designed to give Soldiers the skills they need to effectively train and lead troops as noncommissioned officers.

  • Leaders share updates on division activities

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Fort Drum leaders took time Friday to sit down with local media and discuss what the future holds for 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers and Family Members. During the media roundtable, commanders discussed upcoming deployments and redeployments and what the operational tempo will look like in the upcoming months.

  • 7th Engineer Battalion Soldier receives re-enlistment oath from older brother

    May 13, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - A 7th Engineer Battalion Soldier who re-enlisted in the Army received a special honor when his brother administered the oath. Sgt. Christopher Alvelo, 23, re-enlisted April 23 for six years with a future assignment to Germany. What made this event significant was that he received the re-enlistment oath from his older brother, 1st Lt. Gilbert Alvelo Jr.

  • 1-25 SBCT trains for EIB

    May 13, 2010

    For an infantryman the Expert Infantry Badge is the gold-medal standard.

  • Motivating airmen: Presidio airmen get first look at Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance o

    May 13, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Ninety-five airmen from the 517th Training Group here traveled to Travis Air Force Base to get their first glimpse into Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance operations in April.

  • 101st Facebook page

    May 13, 2010

  • 514th Maintenance returns from Iraq

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Families, friends and fellow Soldiers waited anxiously for members of 514th Maintenance Company to come marching through the doors of Magrath Gym during a redeployment ceremony May 1. The 514th Maintenance Company was deployed for a yearlong mission in Iraq to provide maintenance support. Soldiers did maintenance on everything from wheeled and track vehicles to generators, trailers, calibration and many other areas, said Capt. Christopher Tramontana, company commander.

  • Soldier Participates in 7th Signal Command (T) SOY Competition

    May 13, 2010

    Spc. Brittany Williams, CONUS-Theater Network Operations and Security Center, Fort Huachuca, Az., participates in the land navigation portion of the 7th Signal Command Soldier of the Year competition held recently at Fort. Gordon, Ga.

  • Afghan National Army troops receive vital training

    May 13, 2010

    KABUL - Nestled in the mountainous outskirts of the nation's capital is the Kabul Military Training Center, where more than 8,000 Afghan National Army soldiers can be found training at any given time. KMTC is the main training facility for the ANA Training Command and the "force provider" for Afghanistan's national defense. The center provides initial basic warrior training and advanced combat training for recruits, as well as advanced training for commissioned and noncommissioned officers. "At any time, we have 7,000 soldiers in BWT and 1,000 soldiers in ACT," said Afghan Col. Mohammad Amin-Wahidi, training and education officer, KMTC.

  • 511th Military Police Company conducts static load training

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - In an effort to enhance expeditionary medical readiness capabilities and improve emergency care in a combat environment, Soldiers of 511th Military Police Battalion conducted an exercise April 27 with Company C, 3-10 General Support Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade. The exercise required Soldiers from the Guardian Battalion to load and unload "patients" from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter.

  • Spartan Soldiers recall comrade during memorial golf tournament

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Soldiers and supporters of 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment gathered May 7 at Willowbrook Golf Club, Watertown, to mount up in a very different way, in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti, the unit's recent Medal of Honor recipient.

  • Education proves vital to success in ANA

    May 13, 2010

    KABUL - As the Afghan National Army continues to grow, the development of the corps of noncommissioned officers has become a priority to provide qualified leadership to train and mentor junior soldiers. A new program developed by the ANA called "One Uniform" recognizes that education is the key to success. It takes young Afghan men with a high school diploma and transforms them into NCOs.

  • Fort Drum brings home prestigious Army prize

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Fort Drum garrison made history last week, winning its first Army Communities of Excellence award under the category of exemplary practices for transforming the way Soldiers in the field treat culturally sensitive places, such as ruins, sacred and historic places, and archaeological sites.

  • Pagonis to donate logistics material to ALU

    May 13, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 13, 2020) -- Future students attending the Army Logistics University will be able to read, watch and study one of the most comprehensive collections of logistical documentation ever donated to an Army professional development school.

  • U.S., Afghan forces work to place joint combat outpost

    May 13, 2010

    BALKH PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers of Company A, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion have been working with the Afghanistan National Border Police to find a good setting for a proposed joint combat outpost.

  • Herschel Walker Visits WINN's Warrior Transition Battalion

    May 13, 2010

    (Fort Stewart, Ga.) Herschel Walker met with Winn Army Community Hospital Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers May 13 for a frank discussion about overcoming stigma of mental health issues and having the strength to seek help. Walker held captive a crowd of more than 200 with his wit, charm and sincerity while speaking at the Main Post Chapel on Fort Stewart. Walker's mantra "No Shame in My Game" was peppered throughout his presentation emphasizing staying true to yourself, having faith, and the best way to 'man-up' is to seek help when you need it.

  • USAACE deputy commanding general bids farewell

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Brig. Gen. Kelly J. Thomas and his wife, Sue, bid the installation community farewell May 10 during a luncheon at The Landing and an Honor Eagle ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • FEB Honolulu Honorees

    May 13, 2010

    Col. Michael Hoskin, (left) commander, 413th Contracting Support Brigade and Dave Brock, chief, Regional Contracting Office Hawaii, received awards at the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board's 54th Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards Luncheon and Expo. Brock received a 'Supervisor of the Year' award. The 413th Contracting Support Brigade was announced as the 'Employer of Choice' based on a recent survey showing employees' satisfaction with mission, facilities and leadership.

  • Buckley Visits 7th Signal Command

    May 13, 2010

    Sgt. First Class Jamie Buckley of Army Recruiting Command plays guitar during a visit to 7th Signal Command (Theater), Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • Fort Rucker spouses garner new "tools" for toolboxes

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Military spouses - the men and women who support their servicemembers and the nation behind the scenes - received recognition here May 7 during the annual Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

  • Fort Bliss EFMB Slideshow

    May 13, 2010

    Photos package of EFMB test held at Fort Bliss, Texas

  • 1st BCT uncases colors in Afghanistan

    May 13, 2010

    CAMP MIKE SPANN, Afghanistan - The 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team uncased its colors May 5 during a brief ceremony held on Camp Mike Spann in northern Afghanistan.

  • Fort Lee Soldiers return from Haiti

    May 13, 2010

    Sgt. Carlos Camacho, a Soldier assigned to the 148th Quartermaster Company, 240th QM Battalion, 49th QM Group, embraces Family members at Fort Lee's Post Field House May 6. Camacho's unit had just returned to the installation after a deployment to Haiti.

  • 3-71 Cavalry troops learn water survival skills

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Soldiers in 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, learned that staying alive in combat not only requires them to perfect their skills on land, but in the water as well, during water survival training April 28 at Magrath Gym. Water survival training consisted of three events Soldiers were required to complete: a 15-meter swim, 3-meter dive, and the "don and ditch."

  • Fort Drum community honors retiring Soldiers

    May 13, 2010

  • Fort Drum community honors retiring Soldiers

    May 13, 2010

  • Avoid high summer energy bills at home, at work

    May 13, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - With the arrival of May 1, it should come as no surprise that we are now entering what energy companies define as the summer season. The summer season, for billing purposes, runs from May through October, and often means higher charges for electricity. Here's what it means to members of the Presidio of Monterey community and to anyone who is interested in avoiding higher electric bills.

  • Community remembers fallen Soldiers

    May 13, 2010

  • Military Courtesy Room opens at Albany International Airport

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Everyone knows air travel can be a hassle - rushing across a massive airport to arrive at your gate just in time to find your flight has been cancelled. For military travelers, the experience can be especially stressful. Many service members in airports have more than travel on their minds. Long layovers or cancelled flights can add to the anxiety of returning to combat or reporting to basic training. Sometimes a troop just needs a place to relax and forget about the stresses of travel. The Albany International Airport intends to help with that. The Capt. John J. McKenna IV Military Courtesy Room was officially dedicated during a ceremony April 28 at the airport.

  • Soldiers render aid in Afghanistan

    May 13, 2010

  • Outook bright for new Lee lodging

    May 13, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 13, 2010) -- The Army is ready to move forward with its proposed 1000-room lodging facility here after Col. Michael G. Morrow, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee commander, signed a Finding of No Significant Impact April 30, following seven months of formal environmental assessments.

  • Army Releases April Suicide Data

    May 13, 2010

    The Army released suicide data today for the month of April.

  • Central Communication hub relocating to Rock Island Arsenal

    May 13, 2010

    A former cafeteria is being transformed into a new operations center supporting Army Sustainment Command's global mission. Eleven miles of cable route information through the Network Operations Center from servers in the new Technical Control Room. The Network Operations Center, which is under construction, will become fully operational at Rock Island Arsenal this November. The NOC mission is connecting ASC's deployed logistics personnel around the world via voice, video, and data communication.

  • Soldier Zeroing M-16 Rifle Sight

    May 13, 2010

    Soldier zeros M-16 Rifle during SOY competition.

  • Fort Rucker SKIES offers fun, teaches skills to youth

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited program offers a variety of instructional sports and arts classes during the summer.

  • Stand down educates, reminds Fort Rucker Soldiers about safety

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Hundreds of 110th Aviation Brigade Soldiers participated in a biannual safety stand down day May 10 to learn how to maintain a ready and working force.

  • Pilates -- World War I therapy becomes popular pastime

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Pilates originated in England as a rehabilitation exercise for wounded World War I Soldiers. Servicemembers and their Families still participate in the same routines invented by Joseph Pilates almost 100 years ago to improve fitness and garner health benefits.

  • Fort Rucker riders rev engines for motorcycle safety awareness

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The roar of motorcycle engines filled the early-morning air May 10 as a crowd of nearly 200 motorcycle riders and enthusiasts gathered outside the headquarters building. They came to kick off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month with an inspection and a group ride to and from Panama City, Fla.

  • Zumba: fun that's also fit

    May 13, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Zumba is a fun way to exercise as it combines dance-type moves with Latin music. While getting your cardio in, it also works your legs, abs, arms and more. Each session is a mix of high- and low-intensity steps. Best of all it's easy to follow. People who apply themselves and follow along with the workouts can expect to burn calories; I have burned over 700 calories in just one, one-hour class. Zumba follows a class format which helps tone and sculpt the body in an aerobic/fitness fashion, helping achieve a unique balance of cardio and muscle toning by following Latin and international based fast and slow rhythms.

  • DFMWR kicks off summer with Family fun at Lake Fest May 29

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Summer is almost upon us and it's time for Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff to host its annual Lake Fest celebration May 29.

  • Soldier was in right place at right time

    May 13, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- About a month ago Staff Sgt. Daniel Arizmandi, a drummer for the 36th Army Band, was heading to his mailbox with his dog, Vato, at his side, when he heard yelling. "As I'm closing the mailbox, I hear a lady screaming hysterically," he explained. "At first it sounded like someone was just playing around, but then it started sounding serious." As the young sergeant turned his head, he saw a woman running toward him holding a baby. The baby, 1-year-old Blanca Amill, was choking.

  • U.S. Army and Russian National Orchestra Brass Quintets join forces to honor war veterans with conce

    May 13, 2010

    Both US and Russian quintets pose for photos with the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, John Beyrle, and Brig. Gen. Daniel Eagle, Defense Attache

  • Army and Microsoft extend cooperative research agreement

    May 13, 2010

    The U.S. Army extended a Cooperative Research & Development Agreement with Microsoft on April 16 to share research in support of developing hand-held and multi-touch technology for the Warfighter through 2013.

  • 'Inbound Hot' memorializes fallen pilots

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Thirty-five fallen 'warriors' were remembered May 10 with the dedication of "Inbound Hot," a painting created in memory of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior pilots killed while serving since 2004.

  • Soldiers meet Anniston Army Depot mechanics, welders

    May 13, 2010

    The fifth installment of Operation Tell Your Story was conducted May 4-5 when five Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, used their time between deployments to see the work government civilians at Anniston Army Depot are doing in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Spurlock earns bronze star

    May 13, 2010

    Maj. John Spurlock was awarded the bronze star, first oak leaf, during a ceremony here on April 29 for exceptional meritorious service performed in Iraq. The oak leaf denotes this as Spurlock's second awarding of the bronze star.

  • Anniston Army Depot receives Army industrial safety award

    May 13, 2010

    Anniston Army Depot was recently awarded the Industrial Operations Safety Award, depot level, for fiscal year 2009. This award, presented by the Secretary/Chief of Staff of the Army, is given to the installation that demonstrates the highest level of dedication to safety.

  • Fort McClellan Soldiers visit ADMC

    May 13, 2010

    Anniston Defense Munitions Center recently welcomed a group of Soldiers from the Fort McClellan-based 167th Theater Sustainment Command. The purpose of the visit was to give the Soldiers a look at the mission performed at ADMC and how the warfighter is supported first hand through these efforts.

  • 405th AFSB tests deployment readiness

    May 13, 2010

    405th AFSB tests its capability to deploy a forward command post.

  • Fort Rucker Jail-a-thon raises money for AER fund

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The 6th Military Police Detachment had its hands and "jail" full May 6. More than 100 people were "arrested" on various charges for the 2010 Army Emergency Relief Jail-A-Thon, according to Staff Sgt. Cory Morrell.

  • Army warriors earn medals in archery; qualify best times in swimming

    May 13, 2010

    What a difference a day makes. After Tuesday's dismal start during opening competition at the inaugural Warrior Games, Army teams now have something to cheer about after taking home four medals in archery, and qualifying with the best time in 12 of 24 preliminary swim categories.

  • Free training better equips Fort Rucker Families

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Army spouses and civilians learned potentially life-saving skills during a free cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid training session April 30 at Bldg. 3705.

  • Fort Rucker Blue Hawks baseball squad falls to Abbeville

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- For Coach James Montez and his Dixie Minor team, the Fort Rucker Blue Hawks, baseball is all about the fundamentals. Those fundamentals were tested May 10 against the Abbeville Braves at Fort Rucker.

  • Joint Task Force Haiti set to complete mission June 1

    May 13, 2010

    Joint Task Force-Haiti is preparing to stand down their disaster relief mission in Haiti at the beginning of June, close to six months after an earthquake devastated the country.

  • Army Communicator

    May 13, 2010

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