Archive: May 2010

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  • Joint Readiness Training Center: the Battlefield Staged

    May 11, 2010

    Soldiers receive digital systems training at the Joint Readiness Training Center to polish their skills before they deploy

  • 2nd Bn., 405th AFSB conducts OPD at FedEx in Germany

    May 11, 2010

    FRANKFURT, Germany - Personnel from the 2nd Battalion, 405th Army Field Support Brigade visited the Federal Express Europe, Inc. facility at the Frankfurt International Airport here last month. The event was part of an Officer Professional Development program led by Lt. Col. Morris Hatcher, the commander of the 2nd Bn., 405th AFSB.

  • CECOM LCMC celebrates relocation with open house

    May 11, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - The CECOM Life Cycle Management Command held an open house recently to celebrate the organization's relocation from Hammonds Barracks in Seckenheim, Germany, to Kleber Kaserne.

  • TASM-E supports 1/214th Avn. Regt. exercise

    May 11, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager - Europe supported the 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment's exercise at Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels last month by providing technical expertise and assistance in logistics planning. The TASM-E sent seven contractors to assist the unit with both scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance and provided a Downed Aircraft Recovery Team for the exercise.

  • HQ US Army Corps of Engineers

    May 11, 2010

  • U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) named senior command at Fort Sam Houston

    May 11, 2010

  • Army North community enjoys festive Fiesta

    May 11, 2010

  • USACE Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway boat tour builds relationships with partners

    May 11, 2010

    USACE Jacksonville District hosts annual boat tour with partners, stakeholders to build relationships necessary to accomplish multi-agency projects.

  • Hurricane Rehearsal of Concept exercise readies responders

    May 11, 2010

  • Army North responds to support federal response to oil spill

    May 11, 2010

  • 463rd Engineer Detachment (Firefighters) conducts CCMRF collective training

    May 11, 2010

  • JTF-CS exercise elevates expertise

    May 11, 2010

    JTF-CS Public Affairs

  • Space operations officers meet, plan 'way ahead' for career field

    May 11, 2010

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The 2010 Army Space Cadre and Space Operations Functional Area 40 steering committee members met here May 3-6 to discuss current and future issues related to development of the career field.

  • Cream of the crop

    May 11, 2010

    Passion for cooking and a heaping handful of teamwork were the winning recipe for the dining facilities in U.S. Army Garrisons Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels last month during the 2010 Philip A. Connelly Competition.

  • Amputee on active duty carries torch to Warrior Games

    May 11, 2010

    The first formal sporting games for wounded, injured and ill servicemembers kicked off Monday with dozens of Soldiers on hand to participate in events like archery, track and field and wheelchair basketball.

  • Casey opens inaugural African Land Forces Summit

    May 11, 2010

    Gen. George W. Casey, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, speaks during the African Land Forces Summit opening ceremony. African Land Forces Summit is a premiere engagement opportunity that brings together land forces chiefs of staff from African nations and military leaders from the U.S. Army to discuss topics based on the theme "Adapting Land Forces to 21st Century Security Challenges." Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett III, U.S. Army Africa commander, will host the inaugural African Land Forces Summit in Washington, D.C., May 10-14, 2010, on behalf of Gen. George W. Casey Jr., U.S. Army Chief of Staff.

  • Soldiers support students' commitment to fitness

    May 11, 2010

    188th Infantry Brigade Soldiers support the children from Diamond Elementary School's commitment to fitness.

  • EB-G projects near end at Graf

    May 11, 2010

    The end is in sight. The Efficient Basing-Grafenwoehr project is on its final leg. For many, this brings a sigh of relief, but for others it is a sigh of concern. This dichotomy exists because the completion of a construction project of this size has enormous financial implications for the economics of the region.

  • Liberty County Relay for Life supported by 188th Infantry Brigade Soldiers

    May 11, 2010

    Cancer survivors, family members, volunteers, community members and Soldiers all gathered to celebrate the victories thus far in overcoming cancer, remember those taken by cancer and to raise money to further research for a cure.

  • Township Leading the Effort to Support Military Families

    May 11, 2010

  • Community comes together in remembrance

    May 11, 2010

    Each year "Days of Remembrance" or "Yom Hashoah" calls the nation to remember and pay tribute to all the deaths and destroyed families, and the fear and brutality of the Holocaust. The dark event in history was a systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. During the Holocaust, Jews were the primary victims - six million were murdered; gypsies, the handicapped and Poles were also targeted for destruction or decimation for racial, ethnic or national reasons. Millions more, including homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, Soviet prisoners of war and political dissidents, also suffered grievous oppression and death under Nazi tyranny.

  • Military working dogs: A tribute to Ardy

    May 11, 2010

    While a military working dog might officially be classified as a "highly specialized piece of equipment" by Army standards, in the world of military workingdogs - especially where a dog is a partner, a friend and a battle buddy to its handler - the bond that develops is often one of genuine caring and love. To lose that partner - that buddy - is a loss that is deeply felt. It is not like losing a piece of equipment; it is truly like losing a friend.

  • New land navigation course in Stuttgart

    May 11, 2010

  • Performing Arts Center brings home the gold

    May 11, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The lights were as bright as those in Hollywood, and the fashion was high, too; for the most part. The trophies resembled the Oscars with a twist. A square marble base with "Oscar" holding a star above his head, and there were plenty of "stars" waiting to shine at the annual Tournament of Plays "Topper" Awards Show in Heidelberg, April 24.

  • McChrystal, Eikenberry express confidence in Afghanistan strategy

    May 11, 2010

    Here for Afghan President Hamid Karzai's visit this week with President Barack Obama and other high-level administration officials, the top military commander and senior U.S. diplomat in Afghanistan both expressed confidence today that the U.S. strategy being employed there will succeed.

  • UNC Security Battalion leaders invited to visit Blue House

    May 11, 2010

    SEOUL - The South Korean Presidential Security Service invited United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area leaders for a tour of the Blue House (Cheongwadae), the executive office and official residence of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.

  • Warrior Spirit Extends Beyond the Battlefield

    May 11, 2010

    An IMCOM-Europe employee and military spouse details her experience as a patient at the Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • CSA opens inaugural African Land Forces Summit

    May 10, 2010

    Nearly 100 senior military leaders from nations across the African continent are attending the inaugural African Land Forces Summit.

  • Presidio community shows off talents during Festival of the Arts May 7, 8

    May 10, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Presidio of Monterey community members participated in the Army Festival of the Arts for the fifth time at the Hobson Student Activity Center here May 7 and at the Porter Youth Center (PYC) on Ord Military Community May 8.

  • Army Secretary meets families, press at Schofield Barracks

    May 10, 2010

    The Honorable John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army, met with 25th Infantry Division Soldiers and spouses following a luncheon with Army families at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, May 7. Secretary McHugh visited Soldiers and their families to gain further understanding of the needs of Army families following a press conference at the division's headquarters where Secretary McHugh answered questions alongside senior Army officers regarding the announcement by the Department of the Army of the 25th Infantry Division's deployment to Iraq later this fall.

  • Readiness Enterprise Operational Forum

    May 10, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Readiness Enterprise Operational Forum (REOF) is a means for the G3, U.S. Army Forces Command to communicate with key partners, such as G-3s at all levels, to share information in a collaborative and cooperative manner to effectively coordinate and improve the Army Force Generation Synchronization Process. Each month, the FORSCOM G3 hosts a conference call via Defense Collaboration Online to solicit key issues, foster cross-talk and provide updated situational awareness. These 90-minute forums are designed to allow G3s to drive the discussion with their key issues, concerns and other items of mutual concern or interest. There is no requirement for the participants to provide slides or read ahead packets in advance of the scheduled sessions. FORSCOM's REOF staff will capture issues/concerns and disseminate to the appropriate FORSCOM staff for resolution.

  • Bucca water treatment project starts flowing

    May 10, 2010

    A network of pipe linking the water and wastewater treatment facilities on Camp Bucca, Iraq, provide the groundwork for operation of a new multimillion-dollar water treatment plant that will increase or introduce water to several nearby municipalities.

  • Ammo Dogs Welcome New Commander

    May 10, 2010

  • Soldier helps construct memorial room as tribute to fallen comrades

    May 10, 2010

    With the difficult task of trying to provide lasting comfort for friends and families of Soldiers who have lost their lives in combat, who better to lead the way than a person who has experienced loss of his own' Cpl. Donald Schrader, a Soldier with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (Broncos), who has lost family and friends through multiple U.S. wars, led the construction of a memorial room to honor other Soldiers who lost their lives during the brigade's service in the global War on Terror.

  • Chaplains help SAVOAD prepare Civilian volunteers to respond to crisis

    May 10, 2010

  • Mongolian, US officers share range control

    May 10, 2010

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Range Control welcomed four officers from the Armed Forces of Mongolia (MAF) to participate in a series of briefings that focused on U.S. Army range training procedures from Mar. 8 -11.

  • Women Learn Coping and Mentoring Skills

    May 10, 2010

    Lt. Col. Lee Roupe, the rear detachment commander of 1st Medical Brigade, organized the Adaptive Leader Training for Women conference at the Peaceable Kingdom Retreat because he wanted to bring together women of all ages and experiences and allow them to connect as mentors/mentees...

  • 3-4 CAV Spur Ride enhances troop's combat readiness

    May 10, 2010

    During the time honored "Spur Ride" conducted by the 3rd Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division April 27-28, new Cavalry troopers earned their spurs and improved their troop leading procedures at the lush Kahuku training grounds.

  • Cacti leaders receive new fitness insight during CrossFit program

    May 10, 2010

    A handpicked number of leaders from the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, trained with certified Cross Fit professionals during a five-day, train-the-trainer program May 30-Apr. 2.

  • Fort Polk community celebrates Asian Pacific heritage

    May 10, 2010

    Celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage at Fort Polk

  • Ed Bernero sends message of support

    May 10, 2010

    Ed Bernero, executive producer and showrunner of "Criminal Minds" has sent a message of support to the men and women in uniform. Bernero's letter is part of the "Letters from Hollywood" project created by actor D.B. Sweeney.

  • Former service members help 3BCT Soldiers swap old gear for new during CIF exchange

    May 10, 2010

    As the pace begins to quicken toward the next deployment for 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment received new personal military equipment in exchange for their outdated or unserviceable items, during the brigade's Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment reset, Mar. 29.

  • Soldiers learn life saving tools for safe motorcycle riding

    May 10, 2010

    After having successfully traversed the dangerous roads of Iraq, recently returned Soldiers learned that the same alertness used for survival in combat will be needed as they enjoy operating their motorcycles in Hawaii.

  • Volunteer's willpower helps during spouse's first deployment

    May 10, 2010

    For Michelle Kent, an enthusiastic Family Readiness Group member, learning to cope with the absence of her husband Staff Sgt. Glen Kent an infantryman with Co. A, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, taught her the necessity of staying focused with constructive activities and being actively involved in a strong support group.

  • COIN STX gives Soldiers heads, tails on villager interactions

    May 10, 2010

    Preparing for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan later this year, the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division infantrymen conducted counter-insurgency, or COIN, training at Fort Polk training areas April 7 and 21.

  • Ed Bernero

    May 10, 2010

    Executive producer and showrunner for the CBS television series "Criminal Minds."

  • Army South names Civilian of the Quarter in Haiti

    May 10, 2010

    U.S. Army South named Andrew Durbin as its Civilian Employee of the Quarter recently. It was an honor Durbin said that took him by surprise.

  • Army pit crew receives 'Army Strong' lessons at Fort Benning

    May 10, 2010

    Ryan Newman and crew members from the No. 39 U.S. Army NASCAR team paid a visit May 5 to Fort Benning.

  • ARSOUTH families talk face-to-face while miles apart

    May 10, 2010

    When Soldiers from U.S. Army South deployed, many were told to prepare for at least a six month deployment, but hope for three. With that in mind, Soldiers said goodbye to families and headed to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response. Although many families keep in touch via phone, email and Facebook, very few have been able to video chat with their loved ones. Thanks to technology and some coordination between Joint Task Force-Haiti and U.S. Army South, Soldiers at LSA Dragon were able to spend 10 minutes each talking to families and loved ones on May 7 following a family readiness group meeting via video teleconference (VTC).

  • WTU Soldier hopes to make splash at Warrior Games

    May 10, 2010

    Spc. Trevor Mitchell loves swimming and always dreamed of competing at a high level. However, he never expected his deployment injury would provide him with an opportunity to achieve that dream.

  • JRTC: Roleplayers add authenticity, culture to rotations

    May 10, 2010

    When a unit prepares to deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan, it usually stops off at a combat training center, either the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., or the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk.

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    May 10, 2010

    When Soldiers from U.S. Army South deployed, many were told to prepare for at least a six month deployment, but hope for three. With that in mind, Soldiers said goodbye to families and headed to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response. Although many families keep in touch via phone, email and Facebook, very few have been able to video chat with their loved ones. Thanks to technology and some coordination between Joint Task Force-Haiti and U.S. Army South, Soldiers at LSA Dragon were able to spend 10 minutes each talking to families and loved ones on May 7 following a family readiness group meeting via video teleconference (VTC).

  • ARSOUTH families talk face-to-face while miles apart

    May 10, 2010

    When Soldiers from U.S. Army South deployed, many were told to prepare for at least a six month deployment, but hope for three. With that in mind, Soldiers said goodbye to families and headed to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response. Although many families keep in touch via phone, email and Facebook, very few have been able to video chat with their loved ones. Thanks to technology and some coordination between Joint Task Force-Haiti and U.S. Army South, Soldiers at LSA Dragon were able to spend 10 minutes each talking to families and loved ones on May 7 following a family readiness group meeting via video teleconference (VTC).

  • ARSOUTH families talk face-to-face while miles apart

    May 10, 2010

    When Soldiers from U.S. Army South deployed, many were told to prepare for at least a six month deployment, but hope for three. With that in mind, Soldiers said goodbye to families and headed to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response. Although many families keep in touch via phone, email and Facebook, very few have been able to video chat with their loved ones. Thanks to technology and some coordination between Joint Task Force-Haiti and U.S. Army South, Soldiers at LSA Dragon were able to spend 10 minutes each talking to families and loved ones on May 7 following a family readiness group meeting via video teleconference (VTC).

  • Gold Star wife named Army Spouse of Year

    May 10, 2010

    Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs very humbling,Aca,!A? said Military Spouse Magazine's Army 2010 Spouse of the Year about her selection, Aca,!A"and it makes me feel good about the work I have done. Aca,!A"

  • 4-353rd Infantry Regiment celebrates first birthday

    May 10, 2010

  • 162nd revives Tigerland, raises replica arches

    May 10, 2010

    When it comes to history, things often come full circle. Fort Polk was home to Tigerland, an advanced infantry training center during the Vietnam War, from 1962-1973. This period of Fort Polk's history was recounted in the 2004 movie "Tigerland" starring Colin Farrell. When the 162nd Infantry Brigade began training combat advisors for Iraq and Afghanistan last year, they took on the name "The Tiger Brigade" in homage to the Tigerland period. The unit added a cosmetic element to the historical tie April 21 when two arches were erected, one on each end of the 162nd area on North Fort Polk.

  • Twenty-three Fort Bliss Soldiers earn coveted Army badge

    May 10, 2010

    On the first day of Expert Field Medical Badge testing 67 Fort Bliss medical Soldiers filled the ranks. On the last day, only 23 Soldiers had successfully completed the five days of intense testing -- held from April 27 to May 7 -- to pin on one of the Army's most coveted, and most difficult, badges to attain.

  • Celebrating public service, connecting with the government

    May 10, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Public Service Recognition Week, celebrated May 3-9, honored federal, state, county and local government employees by showcasing the array of services they provide, while informing citizens about public service careers.

  • Army, Morgan State University sign research agreement

    May 10, 2010

    The Army expanded its partnership with higher education today creating a formal research agreement with Morgan State University.

  • Officers pound NCOs in softball game

    May 10, 2010

    One of the events held to honor the outgoing Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk command sergeant major - Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Greca - was a softball game pitting the post's senior officers against the senior noncommissioned officers. The game, held at Alligator Lake, was a fun-filled affair with plenty of trash talk.

  • Fort Polk gets new top senior enlisted Soldier

    May 10, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jeff Hof became the senior enlisted Soldier for the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk during a change of responsibility ceremony May 4 on Fort Polk's Warrior Field.

  • Sustainers participate in Motorcycle Safety Day

    May 10, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Several Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participated in the post's fifth annual Motorcycle Safety Day on Tuesday, May 4. The day's events began with briefing from Radcliff Police Officer Bryce Shumate, motorcycle racer and editor of Road Racing World Magazine John Ulrich and Ohlins USA Road Racing Manager, Mike Fitzgerald.

  • Secretary Gates visits Fort Riley

    May 10, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Spouses were invited to a special town hall meeting May 8 with a special guest from Washington: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

  • Wolfpack Battalion Conducts Live Fire Training

    May 10, 2010

    The Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade immersed themselves in convoy live fire training last month. The primary focus for the Wolfpack Battalion was battle drills, convoy operations, and teamwork...

  • AMRDEC honors workforce with awards

    May 10, 2010

    A 44 year tradition continued May 5 as the Aviation & Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center recognized five employees in areas of excellence and technological achievement during a local area Commander's Awards Ceremony here.

  • Army Guard continues search for those eligible for earned pay

    May 10, 2010

    Thousands of Army National Guard Soldiers, including those who have retired or separated, have till Oct. 28 to apply for Post Deployment Mobilization Respite Absence compensation for serving long, overseas deployments.

  • 4th Graders experience Fort Bliss Air Assault course

    May 10, 2010

    El Paso Park Elementary School fourth graders, including five teachers, experienced the Fort Bliss air assault rappel tower and obstacle course April 30.

  • Thousands explore job opportunites at Fort Bragg

    May 10, 2010

    The line formed early for the 10 a.m. "Exploring Employment Opportunities with U.S. Army Forces Command" information exchange, and continued through mid-afternoon, April 23, at Fort Bragg, N.C. By the time the tired, but happy, team of human resources specialists and staff experts from FORSCOM headquarters and Fort Bragg's Civilian Personnel Advisory Center packed up the displays and sign-in rosters at the end of the day, more than 1,950 hopeful job-seekers had visited the event.

  • Girl Scouts receive Bronze Award for service

    May 10, 2010

    In giving to others, two Fort McPherson Girl Scouts were awarded their group's third highest award at Early Park in a ceremony April 29 on Fort McPherson. Janlyn Diggs, 10, daughter of Janell Diggs and Lt. Col. Rick Diggs, former deputy chief of the program and manpower division for U.S. Army Forces Command G-8, and Sarah Hutchinson, 11, daughter of Lorene Hutchinson, Fort McPherson Protestant Women of the Chapel praise and worship leader, each received the Bronze Award for helping homeless people in Atlanta. Both are members of Girl Scout Troop 19310. The Bronze Award is the third highest Girl Scout award, and the highest award a junior rank Girl Scout (Janlyn and Sarah's rank) can receive.

  • U.S. FIRST Robotics Challenge

    May 10, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Harold Greene welcomed students from three high schools who participated in the U.S. FIRST Robotics Challenge.

  • Northern Warfare Training Center

    May 10, 2010

    Members of the NSRDEC Operational Forces Integration Group went to the Northern Warfare Training Center in Alaska to evaluate cold weather MREs, Hot Beverage Boxes, Trigger Finger gloves and Generation III extreme cold weather ensemble.

  • Fort McPherson, Fort Gillem honor volunteers who made installations better

    May 10, 2010

    On April 28, Fort McPherson honored the 769 volunteers who gave their time to making the installation and Fort Gillem better places with a Volunteer Recognition Ceremony held at The Commons at Fort McPherson. The theme of the event was "Volunteers Build a Better World." At Fort McPherson, which celebrates its 125th birthday this year and also celebrated public service recognition this week, volunteers have played an important role, said Tina Helmick, volunteer program manager, Army Community Services, adding volunteers continue to make major contributions, even with the installation's upcoming closure due to the Base Realignment and Closure act.

  • 'Moving' words capture kids' attention

    May 10, 2010

    ATLANTA -- Moving can be a big undertaking, sometimes leading Families to forget about how it affects the little ones in their lives.

  • U.S. Army Reserve honors fallen comrades

    May 10, 2010

    They were five men; five U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) Soldiers. They served in civil affairs, military intelligence and the quartermaster corps. The youngest was 26; the oldest 49. They came from Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina and California. They were fathers, sons, friends and colleagues. They were five men - five USARC Soldiers - who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. On April 30, USARC paid tribute to these five Soldiers - Spc. Paul E. Andersen, Cpl. Christopher Coffland, Pfc. Alan Newton Jr., 1st Sgt. Blue Rowe, and Capt. Benjamin Sklaver - with a fallen Soldiers' ceremony at USARC headquarters on Fort McPherson. "We come to this solemn ceremony with pride in our hearts for our fallen Soldiers," said Chap. (Col.) Kenneth Beale Jr., USARC command chaplain. "We are eternally grateful for their sacrifice on the altar of freedom."

  • Make lessons from Month of the Military Child last all year

    May 10, 2010

    ATLANTA -- According to the Department of Defense, 1.7 million American children under 18 have a parent serving in the military and about 900,000 have seen one or both parents deployed multiple times.

  • Army reaches out to survivors

    May 10, 2010

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Military life requires many sacrifices from Soldiers and their families. But what happens when a Soldier pays the ultimate sacrifice, when he does not return to loved ones awaiting impatiently, counting the days until his arrival' What happens to them, when someone knocks on their door with a message we all fear too much, to even think about it' What help is available then' In order to serve family members of Soldiers killed in action, the Army deliberately approaches survivors with the Survivor Outreach Services (SOS), a program now available in Europe.

  • IMCOM-Europe Soldiers compete for annual honors

    May 10, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Top Soldiers from Installation Management Command-Europe competed in the Region's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition May 2-5 in Grafenwoehr, Germany, with winners set to be announced June 1.

  • Children's parade closes out Month of Military Child

    May 10, 2010

    Everyone loves a parade, especially the children of the Fort McPherson Child, Youth and Schools Services school programs. On April 28, children and parents took part in the annual Month of the Military Child Children's Parade on Fort McPherson, a tradition dating back to the mid 1970s. The theme of this year's parade was "Discover Science," said Barbara Howard, Child Development Center director. The theme was chosen by parents at the monthly parent advisory committee meeting, she added.

  • "Flags In" commemorates the fallen at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 10, 2010

    Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) will be joined by service members from the U.S. Marine Corps Ceremonial and Guard Company, U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard in placing small American flags, known as grave decorating flags, on the gravesites of all who rest at Arlington National Cemetery for the Memorial Day weekend.

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW Host First Twilight Tattoo

    May 10, 2010

    Joint Force Headquarters National Capitol Region and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington kick-off the 2010 Twilight Tattoo season on Fort Lesley J. McNair, May 5. Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long military pageant that provides a glimpse into American history with The U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from The U.S. Army Band Downrange, The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, The Continental Color Guard, The Commander-in-Chief's Guard and The U.S. Army Drill Team.

  • Army Community Covenant Signing

    May 10, 2010

  • Day 3 photos: 2010 Best Ranger Competition

    May 10, 2010

    These are just a few of the images from the final day of the 2010 Best Ranger Competition. Please visit www.fortbenningphotos.com/Competitions/Best-Ranger-Competition/, to see many more. Congratulations to MSG Eric Ross and MSG Eric Turk, Special Operations Command, the winners of the 2010 Best Ranger Competition.

  • Gates calls for significant cuts in defense overhead

    May 10, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates used the occasion of the 65th Anniversary of the Victory in Europe to declare war on duplicative overhead, bloat and needless spending in the Defense Department.

  • Security Battalion leaders invited to visit Blue House

    May 10, 2010

    SEOUL - The South Korean Presidential Security Service invited United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area leaders for a tour of the Blue House (Cheongwadae), the executive office and official residence of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.

  • USACE begins conversion of a World War II-era building into modern fire station for Moldova resident

    May 10, 2010

    COMRAT, Moldova - Residents in the capital city of Comrat, located in the region of Gagauzia will soon have a newly-renovated regional fire and rescue station.

  • Livorno health clinic renews commitment to troops and families

    May 10, 2010

    CAMP DARBY, Italy- U.S. Army Garrison Livorno Commander Col. Steven Cade and Command Sgt. Maj. Felix Rodriguez joined Maj. Bryan Walrath, commander of U.S. Army Health Clinic Livorno in signing the Army Medicine Healthcare Covenant May 5.

  • USACE begins conversion of a World War II-era building into modern fire station for Moldova resident

    May 10, 2010

    COMRAT, Moldova - Residents in the capital city of Comrat, located in the region of Gagauzia will soon have a newly-renovated regional fire and rescue station.

  • Army Secretary meets press, families at Schofield Barracks

    May 9, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Division senior leaders, Soldiers and families at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, May 7, after the Defense Department announced the Tropic Lightning Division will return to Iraq this fall.

  • Army Secretary meets families, press at Schofield Barracks

    May 9, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Division senior leaders, Soldiers and families at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, May 7, after the Defense Department announced the Tropic Lightning Division will return to Iraq this fall.

  • iWATCH ARMY

    May 9, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> iWATCH ARMY is a modern version of neighborhood watch focused on the threat of terrorist activity. iWATCH ARMY is designed to heighten public awareness to the indicators of terrorist activity and encourage reporting of suspicious behavior or activity to Military Police or local law enforcement agencies for investigation. The Headquarters Department of the Army, Office of the Provost Marshal General (OPMG) is leading this effort. OPMG's Antiterrorism Branch has developed the iWATCH ARMY initiative and media awareness products (including posters, brochures, websites, and public service announcements) to educate the Army community.

  • First days of 'Best Ranger' take toll

    May 8, 2010

    Twenty-six teams out of the 40 that started the 27th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition were still in the quest for the title of best ranger at the end of day two's Day Stakes. Although the points weren't posted, Master Sgts. Eric Turk and Eric Ross, Team 6, with the U.S. Special Operations Command had the lead.

  • Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III, Biography

    May 8, 2010

  • Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III, Biography

    May 8, 2010

  • Day 1 Photos: 2010 Best Ranger Competition

    May 8, 2010

    Check out the action from day one of the 2010 Best Ranger Competition.

  • Day 2 Photos: 2010 Best Ranger Photos

    May 8, 2010

    The latest images from the 2010 Best Ranger Competition will be added throughout the day.

  • President of Afghanistan visits Afghan and Coalition Forces on BAF

    May 8, 2010

    The President of Afghanistan Hamid Zarzai visited Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 8. Karzai also met with wounded Afghan National Army and U.S. servicemembers during the visit. The visit coincides with a trip to Washington D.C. next week to meet with his counterpart, U.S. President Barak Obama among other to discuss the current and future plans for Afghanistan.

  • Army Secretary visits USARPAC, 25th Infantry Division

    May 7, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh, visited the 25th Infantry Division and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, May 6.

  • Ask the Commander-May Responses

    May 7, 2010

    Col. Matthew Margotta, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, answers questions from the community in his monthly 'Ask the Commander' column.

  • Lei Queen blooms with family history, patriotic pride

    May 7, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - After years of foregoing the lure of Honolulu's Lei Queen contest, Jamie Detwiler finally dove into the annual May Day celebration this spring - and came out smelling like fresh flowers.

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