Archive: May 2010

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  • Wheels Day: Big boys bring the big toys

    May 7, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A deluge of preschoolers, toddlers and pre-toddlers ran smiling and shrieking amongst big Army trucks parked at the Child Development Center parking lot, here, April 27, during "Wheels Day."

  • Live town hall forum begins new format, May 19

    May 7, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Building on the success of December's first-ever live town hall broadcast, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii plans on giving community members the chance to participate in an expanded format of the forum, later this month.

  • Yoga stretches into Fitness Center schedule

    May 7, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Yoga Classes have returned to the Fort Shafter Physical Fitness Center.

  • "Next Generation" CAC Issuances

    May 7, 2010

    Recently, there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the "Next Generation" Common Access Cards and their issuance at Rock Island. The Garrison Department of Human Resources would like to help alleviate some concerns and hopefully, clarify as much as possible on the subject.

  • Carson welcomes 4th BCT/4th Inf. Div. Soldiers home

    May 7, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Fort Carson welcomed home the first two waves of Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during ceremonies held at the Special Events Center April 28 and May 3.

  • Honor Flight Lands Into Crowd Of Cheers

    May 7, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On a rainy Saturday night, Ronnie Opolka and Mac McCord were at Huntsville International Airport, holding onto a sign that read "Welcome Home WWII Honor Flight" and a couple of U.S. flags. The two were among more than 500 people gathered in the lobby area near the exit sign for the airport's concourse April 24, waiting for 106 World War II veterans to disembark from a memorable trip to see their memorial in Washington, D.C. It was the 10th such trip sponsored by Honor Flight Tennessee Valley.

  • Top enlisted Soldier applauds tested troops

    May 7, 2010

    The enlisted Soldier can be found pretty much anywhere in the world, representing a nation that is committed to protecting freedom and democracy.

  • 94th AAMDC Announces 2010 Soldier, NCO of the Year

    May 7, 2010

    Soldiers from 94th AAMDC's headquarters in both Hawaii and Japan competed in a Warrior Challenge Competition May 3-5, at Schofield Barracks and with the conclusion of the competition here. The Soldier of the Year winner was Spc. Roberto A. Maldonado, AN/TPY-2 sensor manager, Air Operations Center, Hickam Air Force Base. NCO of the Year was Staff Sgt. Justin P. Thorp, an assistant operations sergeant, HHB, 94th AAMDC.

  • Oil Filters, Fan Belts Take To The Field

    May 7, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Supplying in-theater aviation mechanics with tools, equipment and hardware starts right here at Redstone Arsenal. At an office/warehouse space located just off post near the Jetplex, employees of the Integrated Materiel Management Center's Readiness Directorate spend their working hours designing, equipping and shipping mobile units that take helicopter maintenance and refurbishment to the field.

  • Army's top junior officers recognized with MacArthur award

    May 7, 2010

    Twenty-eight of the Army's most promising captains and warrant officers were lauded at the 23rd Annual General Douglas MacArthur Leadership awards ceremony at the Pentagon Thursday.

  • Evans Army Community Hospital provides support during 'Mountain Move'

    May 7, 2010

    DENVER---Fort Carson Soldiers participated in a federal-government-hosted patient reception exercise at Denver International Airport April 14. Operating under the National Disaster Medical System, more than 30 federal and nonfederal agencies gathered to train and rehearse a unified medical response to a simulated earthquake in Utah.

  • Army builds support for tomorrow's conflict

    May 7, 2010

    A holistic view of people and equipment. That's what the Army's Materiel Enterprise philosophy is all about.

  • Program improves students' reading

    May 7, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -A free program new to Fort Carson may help students overcome difficulties in reading. The Children's Literacy Program offers one-on-one tutoring to students who are under their grade level in reading. The tutoring takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Fort Carson USO.

  • Another Two-Star Shines On Redstone Arsenal

    May 7, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With his new epaulets and shoulder boards in place, the newly promoted Maj. Gen. Genaro Dellarocco said, with a slight smile, "They feel heavy." His promoting officer, Army Materiel Command commander Gen. Ann Dunwoody, smiled back, placed her hands on his shoulders and replied: "They are heavy. You don't even know."

  • Follow Me turns half century old

    May 7, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Infantry's signature icon turned 50 on Monday, and the man behind the statue returned to Fort Benning for a "birthday" celebration.

  • IMCOM team members win Public Works awards

    May 7, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general of Installation Management Command, has announced winners for the 2009 Directorate of Public Works Annual Awards.

  • 43rd SB FRG 'walks to Afghanistan'

    May 7, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Friends, Families and family readiness group members for the 43rd Sustainment Brigade met April 17 at Ironhorse Park to participate in a "Walk to Afghanistan and Back."

  • 'I had no idea what Military life was like'

    May 7, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With a merry twinkle in her eyes and a thousand-watt smile, Kathy Campbell is the picture perfect vision of a military wife who appreciates the Army lifestyle and being married to an Army officer. The wife of Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell, commander of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Campbell is known for being welcoming and approachable, for her devotion to God and her faith, and for always enjoying a good laugh.

  • Diary of a Military Mother's Day

    May 7, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In June 2009, Shelley Feltmeyer sent her son off to war. Five months later, she sent herself. "I figured that if I could send my baby boy into harm's way, I could send myself," Feltmeyer, deputy to the commander for the Army Materiel Command Logistics Support Element, United States Division-Center, stationed with the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade in Baghdad, said.

  • XM25 lets Soldiers eliminate targets they can't see

    May 7, 2010

    The Army's Program Executive Office Soldier showcased some of its products May 5 at the Aberdeen Test Center.

  • Signs of Spring at Fort Hood

    May 7, 2010

    Some places are painted with the colors of new flora and fauna each Spring. In others, rain and wind usher in the month of March and renew April with warm breezes and fresh scents. Central Texas often abounds in new growth, sharp rain showers, and strong wind gusts. At the Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood this year are the sights and sounds of major construction and the excitement of new challenges and creative training.

  • TOG Rangers return for Best Ranger Competition

    May 7, 2010

    Last year, for the first time, the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) participated in the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga. The three-day competition, known for its high attrition rate, began with 49 teams and ended with less than half. Competing in what is known as the Army's toughest two-man competition, taught Capt. Derrick Anderson and Staff Sgt. Chris Malone, last year's Old Guard rookie participants, what to expect as they returned to the 2010 Best Ranger Competition, nearly a year later.

  • Building Leaders

    May 7, 2010

    ITHACA, NY --- Tempering the leadership mettle of tomorrow's Army officers was the objective of Operation April Venom, held here from April 29 to May 2. About 140 ROTC cadets took part in the field exercise, which was held at Cornell University's Mount Pleasant training area east of the Cornell campus. The cadets belong to Cornell's ROTC program, which includes students from Cornell, SUNY Cortland, Binghamton University, Elmira College, Ithaca College, and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

  • Soldiers with 101st Airborne Division help clean up flood areas

    May 7, 2010

    More than 500 Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division load buses Friday at Veterans Plaza to help clean up the local community after several severe storms left many neighborhoods flooded in Clarksville. Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell announced May 6 Soldiers assigned to the post will receive a Day of No Scheduled Activities, May 7 to allow them the opportunity to take care of their households, which may have been affected by the recent flood."We here at Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) share a particularly close bond with the local communities, and if our Soldiers want to spend their personal time assisting our neighbors in this time of need, we encourage them to do so," said Campbell. Of Tennessee's 95 counties, 52 have been declared disaster areas, and getting help to people outside of Nashville has proven to be a much bigger challenge. At 4:30 Thursday, the Cumberland River level was 56.2 feet, after reaching a crest of 62.6 feet. Flood stage for the Cumberland is 46 feet.

  • Legendary Georgia running back to visit Fort Benning

    May 7, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Herschel Walker is coming to Fort Benning on Friday - but football won't be the main focus of his visit.

  • Afghanistan delegation visits Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region

    May 7, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commander, Joint Force Headquarters- National Capital Region and The United States Army Military District of Washington hosted a delegation from Afghanistan on May 6, 2010. Pictured from left to right are: Brig. Gen Abdull Rashied Hardari, Deputy Inspector General; General Staff, Brig. Gen. Baquie, Deputy IG, Ministry of Defense; Maj. Gen. Jan Khan "Septia", Inspector General, General Staff; Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commander, Joint Force Headquarters- National Capital Region and The United States Army Military District of Washington; Maj. Gen. Mohammed Wakil Akbari, Inspector General, Ministry of Interior Affairs and Brig. Gen. Jamiullah "Mahajer," Anti-Corruption Chief, Ministry of Interior.

  • Motorcyclists informed, ride safely

    May 7, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Training events happen all the time on Army installations: security briefings, computer virus training, and equal opportunity education.

  • Soldiers Gather Together to Observe National Day of Prayer

    May 7, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers assigned to 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division gathered together May 6 for a luncheon to observe the National Day of Prayer at Contingency Operating Station Falcon. Soldiers were treated to the luncheon, so they too could celebrate, even while deployed.

  • Combined Arms Center commander keen on development of leaders

    May 7, 2010

    The story stresses the learning styles, values, and goals for improvement as seen by Lt. Gen. Caslen, commander of the Combined Arms Center.

  • Louisiana National Guard Soldiers critical to block oil slick

    May 7, 2010

    Soldiers of the Multi-Role Bridge Company, 205th Engineer Battalion, launched bridge erection boats and float ribbon bridge sets Thursday at Campo's Marina in St. Bernard, La., so commercial vessel can quickly load protective booms to place along the coastline.

  • Combat medic receives Purple Heart

    May 7, 2010

    Spc. Robert L. Hunt, a Fort Carson Medical Department Activity emergency room medic, received the award at McMahon Auditorium from Brig. Gen. Gary H. Cheek who praised the Soldier for treating his fellow warriors after he was injured.

  • Third Army increases interoperability through International Aviation Symposium

    May 7, 2010

    Representatives from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and eight partner nations came together for Third Army's fourth-annual International Aviation Symposium May 3-7 in Atlanta, Ga. Medal of Honor recipient Col. (Ret.) Bruce P. Crandall delivered the opening comments and gave a brief history of Army aviation.

  • Victims, heroes of Holocaust remembered

    May 7, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Both the heroes and atrocities of the Holocaust were remembered April 26 during a Days of Remembrance put on by the Fort Carson Equal Opportunity Program at the Wolf Dining Facility.

  • Former Buffalo Soldier revisits Fort Huachuca, shares memories

    May 7, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- A former commander of "H" Company, 368th Infantry Regiment (Colored), 93rd Infantry Division visited here April 27. He is one of the few remaining men who were part of a Buffalo Soldier unit assigned here. Retired Col. Lee James, 96, came to Fort Huachuca for two reasons. One was to visit his granddaughter before she and her military husband moved to another assignment. The second was to see an exhibit at the Fort Huachuca Museum which displayed the 30-caliber, M1 carbine he carried in Burma, China and India in 1945.

  • Fort Carson DPW furniture guru gets job done

    May 7, 2010

  • Practice makes perfect Camp Liberty conducts mass casualty exercise

    May 7, 2010

    On May 3, Soldiers from Task Force Twister, the garrison command of Victory Base Complex, and the Division Special Troops Battalion held a mass casualty exercise at Camp Liberty. The purpose of the exercise was to certify that personnel in a combat environment are able to respond to a mass casualty event effectively.

  • Kids On Site Child Care Center opens at fitness center

    May 7, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Jimmy Brought Fitness Center and the Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Venture Point initiative have taken away one of the most common excuses parents have for not exercising regularly: "I don't have anyone to watch my kids." A ribbon-cutting ceremony April 30 unveiled the new Kids On Site Child Care Center located inside the fitness center, offering convenient, hourly, on-site child care for parents and guardians using the facility.

  • Bluebonnet Babies, Family Advocacy Program hold successful baby shower

    May 7, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With the Army Community Service auditorium at Building 2797 looking more like a balloon-filled musical baby land, the second annual Operation Baby Shower April 30 was deemed a huge success by everyone who attended.

  • Hospital to celebrate nurses next week

    May 7, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Often described as an art and a science, nursing is a profession that embraces dedicated people with varied interests, strengths and passions because of the many opportunities it offers, according to the American Nurses Association. National Nurses Week is celebrated annually May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday.

  • Zumba: Dance your way to better health

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Although Zumba, a Latin dance workout, began in the mid 1990s, it just recently made its way to Fort Rucker.

  • Lyster Clinic event focuses on women's health awareness

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Next week is National Women's Health Week, and post officials urge females to set aside time to take care of themselves to help prevent or ease medical problems.

  • 2010 Best Ranger Competition kicks off

    May 7, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. Aca,!" More than 40 two-man Ranger teams from around the Army began the 27th annual Best Ranger Competition here today. While most competitors are focused on the win, one team has another goal in mind: to finish. At 49 and 42-years-old, COL Chris Argo and LTC Thomas Foster of team eight said they want to finish in the top tier and cross this event off their Aca,!A"bucket list.Aca,!A?

  • Rapid Field Initiative Team 3 hits ground running

    May 7, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--In such a fast-paced world where people can get food on-the go, order anything online and send messages over the Internet almost as fast as they can type, it's nice to know the Army is able to keep up with the furious pace. The Army is able to swiftly deploy Soldiers where they're needed and part of that is ensuring Soldiers are properly equipped. The materials they need-they need fast, and that's where a rapid fielding initiative team comes in.

  • Command recognizes Fort Rucker volunteers

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. - Fort Rucker thanked its 1,334 volunteers during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon May 3.

  • PHOTO: First Team's newest Rangers

    May 7, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Georgia - Command Sgt. Maj. Henry Griffith (center), from Washington, DC, congratulates Staff Sgt. Christopher Beauchamp (left), from St. Augustine, Fla., and Sgt. Jason Figgemeir, of Gerald, Mo., after their graduation from the U.S. Army Ranger School, here, 28 April. Both Soldiers are infantry squad leaders with 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • 41st Fires hosts salute to veterans

    May 7, 2010

    CENTERVILLE, Texas-The 41st Fires Brigade and the Leon County Veterans Service Office hosted a Veteran's Appreciation Day to honor veterans of all wars at the Champion Ranch, here, May 1.

  • USACE Louisville District awards record amount of contracts within hours

    May 7, 2010

    In approximately four hours, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District awarded more than $10 million in contracts for remedial work at Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant (RVAAP) in Ravenna, Ohio. RVAAP is one of the Louisville District's Installation Restoration Program projects. The program cleans up locations in use by federal government agencies. The Ohio Army National Guard uses portions of the site as a training facility, called Camp Ravenna. Once all remediation work is complete, Camp Ravenna is expected to become Ohio's premiere National Guard training facility.

  • 858th Engineer Company recognized for their effort

    May 7, 2010

    Images of the 858th Engineer Company receiving 3rd Infantry Division shoulder patches for their support to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, in southern Iraq.

  • Petraeus describes changes in Army structure, doctrine

    May 7, 2010

    The Army's conversion to a modular combat brigade structure in the years immediately preceding the surge of forces into Iraq was a key factor in the strategy's success, the commander of U.S. Central Command said here yesterday.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers, students beautify Northview campus

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Gloomy weather couldn't stop a group of determined Soldiers and students at Northview High School in Dothan May 1. After being postponed for a week due to heavy rain, a group of warrant officers from Fort Rucker and the Student Government Association of Northview High School got to work beautifying the campus as part of the Spirit of Service project.

  • Digital Master Gunners leverage past experience to support units

    May 7, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Digital Master Gunners pass on their extensive knowledge to Soldiers in the field.

  • "Black Jack's" all-volunteer force

    May 7, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-As the clichAfA goes, there are just not enough hours in the day. Those rare few who manage to stay on top of personal, professional and familial responsibilities stand as examples of industriousness and efficiency to others. Yet, there are still others who manage not only their own calendar well, but find the time and energy to help others.

  • USAG Grafenwoehr employees recognized with Army Superior Unit Award

    May 7, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr conducted an Army Superior Unit Award presentation ceremony today to recognize its Soldiers, Department of the Army civilian and local national employees for their efforts in earning the award.

  • 2/82 Cav hones their combative skills

    May 7, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - In a Quonset hut, here, on Fort Hood, sixteen- pairs of Soldiers from faced one another with their hands up, each eyeing his opponent, searching for possible openings to take advantage of.

  • Celebrate moms through Fort Rucker activities

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff offer several on-post opportunities to treat moms during Mother's Day May 9.

  • Giving thanks to military spouses

    May 7, 2010

    CAMP DARBY, Italy - Camp Darby Army Community Services recognized and thanked military spouses for supporting their Soldiers on the field and on the home front during a Military Spouse Appreciation Day coffee social May 7 at the ACS Yellow Ribbon Room.

  • Fort Rucker international community celebrates Queen's Day

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The various international communities of Fort Rucker joined together in celebration April 30 at the Dale County Council of Arts and Humanities in Ozark to celebrate "Queen's Day," the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix Wilhelmina of the Netherlands.

  • Civil Affairs Soldiers Prepare for Afghan Mission

    May 7, 2010

    Soldiers from the 431st Civil Affairs Battalion, A Company are currently at Army Support Activity-Dix preparing to help rebuild the infrastructure of Afghanistan. "We will work to help facilitate the rebuilding of schools, transportation, legitimate agricultural businesses, clean drinking water and medical care, and supporting various humanitarian efforts in the area as needed," said Maj. Benjamin Hastings, El Dorado, Ark., native and 431st CA Bn., A Company commander.

  • Federal employees' health benefits change

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Significant changes in federal employees' health benefits plans begin next year. The changes have to do with health insurance reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama March 23.

  • Fort Rucker students D.A.R.E. to say no to peer pressure

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Seventy-eight Fort Rucker Elementary School fifth graders graduated May 4 from a 10-week Drug Abuse Resistance Education course where they learned how to say "no" to drug, alcohol and tobacco use.

  • Civil Affairs Soldiers Prepare for Afghan Mission

    May 7, 2010

    Soldiers from the 431st Civil Affairs Battalion, A Company are currently at Army Support Activity-Dix preparing to help rebuild the infrastructure of Afghanistan. "We will work to help facilitate the rebuilding of schools, transportation, legitimate agricultural businesses, clean drinking water and medical care, and supporting various humanitarian efforts in the area as needed," said Maj. Benjamin Hastings, El Dorado, Ark., native and 431st CA Bn., A Company commander.

  • ASC Deputy Commanding General-Operations briefs at DAU

    May 7, 2010

    The Army Sustainment Command's Deputy Commanding General for Operations, Brig. Gen. Steven Feldmann, spoke to participants of this year's Defense Acquisition University conference at the i wireless Center, May 6. The DAU is a corporate university for the Defense Acquisition Workforce that provides a global learning environment to support Department of Defense warfighting capabilities.

  • Fort Rucker community honors retirees, Families during ceremony

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Six Soldiers with a combined more than 146 years of service joined the civilian ranks April 29 during a quarterly retirement ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Wounded warrior on quest for gold

    May 7, 2010

    Sgt. Juan Alcivar will be competing for gold in the inaugural Warrior Games May 10-14 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Fort Rucker -- a bird's-eye view

    May 7, 2010

    A bird's-eye view of Fort Rucker during a training flight April 30.

  • Sterling joins TRADOC as new deputy commanding general/chief of staff

    May 7, 2010

    Lt. Gen. John E. "Jack" Sterling Jr. succeeded Lt. Gen. David P. Valcourt Monday as U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's deputy commanding general /chief of staff.

  • American Legion honors service of Fort Rucker training squadron airman

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Air Force Staff Sgt. Keayana Minus didn't decide to become an avid volunteer for the recognition, so when she was announced as the winner of the 2010 American Legion Spirit of Service Award, it came as a surprise.

  • Redstone Arsenal Expresses Sympathy for Families of Victims

    May 7, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Two of Redstone Arsenal's employee contractors were killed in an explosion on May 5 at a Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center facility.

  • Evidence collection course helps IPs close cases

    May 7, 2010

    A training case that seems like an open-and-shut suicide quickly reveals itself to be a homicide as members of the Iraqi Police use the skills they learned during a two-week course taught by the 203rd Military Police Battalion on dissecting a murder scene.

  • Redstone Arsenal Expresses Sympathy for Families of Accident Victims

    May 7, 2010

    Redstone Arsenal, Ala. - It is with deepest sympathy and sadness that TEAM Redstone and Amtec Corporation announce the deaths of two contract employees.

  • 2010 Best Ranger Competition updates and rankings via Twitter

    May 7, 2010

    The 2010 Best Ranger Competition continues today. Try to keep up with the competitors and follow the action via Twitter and the Best Ranger Competition website.

  • Mother's Day surprise: Mother visits son in Iraq

    May 7, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Rue Mayweather, who works in United States Forces- Iraq's Critical Thinking cell, traveled to Camp Taji to visit her son, 1st Lt. Kenieth Mayweather May 5. The two had been working within their chains of command to arrange a Mother's Day visit, but Kenieth had no idea his mother was coming to visit him early.

  • Local professionals visit APG

    May 7, 2010

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center hosted more than 30 mid- to upper-level management personnel graduating from the Harford Leadership Academy and took them behind the scenes April 28.

  • Advanced technology brings families together with deployed loved ones

    May 7, 2010

  • Balancing Act: ACS program helps spouses find jobs

    May 7, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- I'm new to Fort Jackson and am really worried about finding a job. What is there on post to help me find one'

  • Meeting focuses on quality of life

    May 7, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Tuesday's town hall meeting at the Solomon Center gave attendees an overview of Fort Jackson quality-of-life programs for Soldiers, family members and civilians. Many of the programs are a direct result of the Army Family Covenant, such as the initiatives introduced by Rose Edmund, chief of Child, Youth and School Services.

  • Post honors military 'super' spouses

    May 7, 2010

    I love action movies. More specifically, I love superhero flicks. Batman, X-Men, Superman, Ironman - I've seen them all. One thing I have noticed, however, is no matter the extent of the super powers, each hero has a weakness. What will Gotham City/Metropolis/New York do if Batman's gadgets break, Superman encounters Kryptonite or Spiderman can't throw his web'

  • MPs teach Iraqis emergency response techniques

    May 7, 2010

    BASRA, Iraq - After receiving a week of intense training at the Basra Operations Center from the 206th Military Police Company, attached to the 17th Fires Brigade, members of the Iraqi Emergency Response Battalion are are better-prepared to handle large-scale emergencies.

  • US, Iraqi firefighters help educate Scouts on fire safety

    May 7, 2010

    Two Soldiers assigned to the 414th Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Division - Center, Lt. Col. Gary Esson, the senior fire service advisor and a native of Joplin, Mo., and Spc. Michael Burris, a fire service advisor and Fayetteville, N.C., native, both with the Provincial Reconstruction Team - Baghdad, have spent nearly a year working to make life for Iraqi firefighters a little bit better.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers marching into history in Moscow

    May 7, 2010

    Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe's 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will march into history during Russia's 65th Victory Day parade in Moscow, May 9.

  • Singer-songwriter, amputee performs for troops in Europe

    May 7, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Big stars have been performing for troops since Bob Hope made his first combat zone appearance in 1943, but it is rare for a perfomer to be able to relate personally to troops and the challenges they often face.

  • Soldier uses instincts to uncover hidden weapon

    May 7, 2010

    While manning an entry control point in Iraq, Pfc. Rodgers LaRue noticed a truck that didn't seem quite right. He could have just let it go by. Fortunately, he didn't.

  • Students attend first Air Assault School held in Europe in 5 years

    May 7, 2010

    The air assault students craned their necks to see the top of the looming tower. In a few minutes they would rappel down the face of the 40-foot rappel tower for the first time. It was what they had been waiting for - the moment they could prove they were worthy to wear air assault wings.

  • Planning ahead key to successful separation

    Oct 14, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Military members should plan ahead in order to have successful transitions from the Armed Forces into civilian careers.

  • At Fort Stewart the early bird gets to protect the worm's environment

    May 6, 2010

    Fort Stewart attributes its environmental stewardship success to early planning, early coordination and involvement of stakeholders. That success was recognized this year, as Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield was named as the non-industrial installation winner of the Secretary of the Army's environmental quality award.

  • New Leader, new home for the Army Environmental Command

    May 6, 2010

    Blue skies, a refreshing breeze and a pair of American bald eagles flying overhead marked the beginning of Col. Scott D. Kimmell's tour as commander of the Army Environmental Command. The auspicious signs also marked the casing of the organization's colors as USAEC prepares to leave Aberdeen Proving Ground for its new home at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

  • 197th command sergeant major relinquishes responsibility

    May 6, 2010

    CSM Cedric Burns became the 197th Infantry Brigade's interim top noncommissioned officer during a change of responsibility ceremony Friday at the Collins Training Center. Outgoing CSM William Morgan gave up the duties to retire.

  • Lightening Bolts strike Black Knights 11-6

    May 6, 2010

    The 9-to 11-year-old Fort Benning Lightening Bolts struck the Black Knights with an 11-6 win Saturday at the Child, Youth and School Services Youth Sports Complex. The Lightening Bolts scored two runs in the top of the first inning following a Christian Reyes RBI single and Ryan Hamm scored after reaching base when he was hit by a pitch. The Black Knights took a 4-2 lead with

  • How do you feel about the teen curfew'

    May 6, 2010

    Post leaders are considering a change to the current curfew hours for teens younger than 16, but they want to know your thoughts before they do so. The proposed change, which would require youngsters to be in their homes by 10 p.m.

  • USACE announces permitting guidelines for Gulf oil spill clean-up

    May 6, 2010

    The Corps' Jacksonville District announced emergency permitting guidelines to aid agencies assisting with cleaning up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Nationwide Permit 20 will be used to authorize most activities involving containment and clean up of oil and hazardous substances that are subject to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan, and where the activities are accomplished in accordance with a Spill Control and Countermeasures Plan, or NCP. Unified Incident Commands (UIC) have been established in Mobile, Ala., and St. Petersburg, Fla. to determine if a project conforms to the plans referenced above.

  • Fishing rodeo set for May 22

    May 6, 2010

    It's May, which means it's time for the annual Child, Youth and School Services Fishing Rodeo at Russ Pond. The rodeo is set from 9 a.m. to noon May 22. The event is free and is open to children ages 4-15. Russ Pond is a fishing area solely designed for children and includes bass, bream and catfish, said Dorrie Wagner, CYSS event coordinator. The object of the rodeo will be to catch as many fish as they can within a three-hour time limit. Fish will be counted and the top three children with the most fish will win prizes, including fishing supplies and bait. Prizes will be awarded in five age categories.

  • BOSS mentoring program a major asset for Fort Stewart elementary school

    May 6, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-On April 29, Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers members participated in Brittin Elementary School Field Day activities. Staff Sergeant Phillip Phinesee, Sgt. Frank J. Carson, Spc. Frankie Nugent, Spc. Christopher Aker, Spc. Kyle Sparrow and Spc. Michael Bramhall frequent the school as part of an ongoing program where Soldiers volunteer to spend a few hours a week with the students and assist the teachers with whatever they have going on for the day.

  • Rugby clubs battle for military club title

    May 6, 2010

    Nine teams from around the nation converged at Fort Benning Saturday and Sunday to compete in the USA Rugby/Drash Military Club Armed Forces Championships at Essebagger Field. "There are a lot of tough teams here," said Ray Davis, tournament director. Teams came from North Carolina, Georgia, Texas and New York to compete in the round-robin style tournament. Randy Bielski, team captain of the Fort Drum, N.Y., club, traveled more than 1,100 miles to compete in the tournament.

  • Soldiers learn basics of urban operations

    May 6, 2010

    Similar to the game of hide and seek, basic trainees practiced finding the enemy before being found at Wilson Village urban operations site on Sand Hill Wednesday. Soldiers were taught to act quickly, but unlike a game, the stakes are nothing to play with.

  • 598th Maintenance departs

    May 6, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga.- Nearly 150 Soldiers with the 598th Maintenance Company bid farewell to their families Tuesday as the company departed for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Volunteers save Fort Benning nearly $2M last year

    May 6, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - More than 2,000 volunteers contributed more than 91,000 hours of work last year to the Fort Benning community. That saved the post about $1.9 million, as illustrated with a ceremonial check presented by Starla Desaussure, the post volunteer coordinator, to MG Michael Ferriter, Fort Benning's commanding general, during the volunteer recognition ceremony April 29.

  • BOSS mentoring program a major asset for Fort Stewart elementary school

    May 6, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- On April 29, Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers members participated in Brittin Elementary School Field Day activities. Staff Sergeant Phillip Phinesee, Sgt. Frank J. Carson, Spc. Frankie Nugent, Spc. Christopher Aker, Spc. Kyle Sparrow and Spc. Michael Bramhall frequent the school as part of an ongoing program where Soldiers volunteer to spend a few hours a week with the students and assist the teachers with whatever they have going on for the day.

  • Doing a little spring cleaning' Recycle household waste

    May 6, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga.- Looking to recycle paint or that old bathtub from your home renovation project'

  • Fort Benning civilian takes advantage of van pool, bicycle to cut commuting costs

    May 6, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - According to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, more than 75 percent of Americans drive to work alone. That's more than 106 million drivers commuting an average of 25 minutes one way.

  • Post safety fair is May 20

    May 6, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga.- Don't wait for disaster to strike, prepare now to keep your family safe.

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