Archive: May 2010

Showing 1500-1578 of 1578 items
 
  • Interservice pistol championships slated for June

    May 3, 2010

    The best pistol shooters the Department of Defense has to offer are set to converge on Fort Benning this summer for the 51st Annual Interservice Pistol Championships, scheduled for June 11-18. Training and competitions are open to individuals and teams of the Armed Services of the United States, Reserve Components, and military academies and commissioning program.

  • Spouses receive Iraqi cultural awareness class

    May 3, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---The spouses of deployed Soldiers learned about the history and culture of Iraq during a cultural awareness class held at Fort Carson April 15 as a way of better understanding what their Soldiers face during deployment.

  • JFHQ-NCR hosts conference

    May 3, 2010

    Leaders from Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region welcomed commanders and staff from 14 installations for the first ever Joint Installation Commanders Conference. Representatives from United States Northern Command, U.S. Army North joined Department of Defense partner agencies such as the FBI and Federal Emergency Management Agency, to discuss logistics issues in case of a disaster in the NCR.

  • Program empowers special needs youths

    May 3, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---A program from Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 helps special needs youths gain independence by teaching them various life skills. The SOAR program teaches young adults, ages 18-21, to be Self-advocates, Outgoing, Achieving goals and Responsible citizens, according to Karin Strohmyer, transition coordinator for the District 8 SOAR Program.

  • Soldier aiming for gold at Warrior Games

    May 3, 2010

    He'll have a tough time swimming -- and shooting -- and he's got stiff competition from his training buddy. But Sgt. Robert W. Laux wants to take home a medal and some recognition from the Warrior Games in Colorado.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers, Families aim for new challenges

    May 3, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- In a time when the Army encourages Family resiliency, Josh and Stacie Newman have found an activity they can enjoy together here - the Archery Club.

  • NEC urges users to beware of scareware

    May 3, 2010

    The Network Enterprise Center is experiencing a spike in virus-infected computers as machines are corrupted by a new type of Internet scam: Scareware.

  • Mercy Missions

    May 3, 2010

    The only enemy, was suffering itself; no bombs were needed for these special missions.

  • Lake Ice USA hooked on helping Soldiers

    May 3, 2010

    Lake Ice U.S.A. is a nonprofit organization founded to provide fishing adventures for the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Carson and wounded servicemembers from all branches.

  • Guard readies as Gulf Coast braces for oil spill

    May 3, 2010

    At least three states along the Gulf of Mexico are preparing for a potential call for thousands of National Guard members as the nation ramps up its response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sent letters to federal officials asking them to approve funding to activate up to 6,000 Guardmembers to assist in the response to the oil spill.

  • West Fargo VFW Event Raises $13,000 for Military Families

    May 3, 2010

    West Fargo VFW Post 7564 recently presented local military Family Readiness Groups with the proceeds of a spring fundraiser. The Remember Our Serving Soldiers, or R.O.S.S., event raised $13,126.57, which will support military family members in the Fargo area.

  • Col. Walton Retires After 30 Years in Military

    May 3, 2010

    Col. Robert Walton ended a 30-year military career during a retirement ceremony at the Fargo Armed Forces Reserve Center.

  • Thousands Attend III Corps & Fort Hood Safety Day

    May 3, 2010

    The Clear Creek Post Exchange parking lot was filled with fire trucks, military vehicles, games, information booths, and bounce houses Apr. 30 as the 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade sponsored the III Corps and Fort Hood Safety Day...

  • Junior ROTC drill on national level

    May 3, 2010

    Junior ROTC Cadets compete in the national drill competition in Daytona Beach, Fla.

  • Reintegration workshop helps Soldiers' spouses

    May 3, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- A new and innovative workshop took place at Fort Carson's Elkhorn Conference Center to help the spouses of deployed Soldiers cope with numerous stressors. It was all thanks to a trip to a local bookstore and a spin-cycling class on Fort Carson.

  • Senior Army research director retires

    May 3, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!aEURc The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center Technical Director Richard "Rick" W. Decker II was honored for 24 years of outstanding service during his retirement ceremony April 23 at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Conference Center here.

  • The 63rd Regional Support Command Best Warrior Competition.

    May 3, 2010

    Seventeen Soldiers from the 63rd Regional Support Command compete in the Best Warrior Competition held at Fort Hunter Liggett, Ca.

  • Get away with Trips & Tours

    May 3, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - USAG Schinnen and SHAPE both offer Trips & Tours services for military and civilian personnel and their families. The excursions range from day-long outings to week-long vacation packages with tours, lodging and meals all at special prices. Check out the trips planned for Summer 2010.

  • Belvoir breaks ground on new child development center

    May 3, 2010

    Dirt flew and children's laughter rang out Friday as Fort Belvoir broke ground on its new Child Development Center.

  • Space A makes travel affordable, but flexibility determines success

    May 3, 2010

    SCHINNEN, The Netherlands - If your need for fast food and a Wal-mart shopping spree means it's time for a trip home, but the price of airfare makes it impossible, don't despair. There is another option: Space-A flights.

  • President Obama commissions cadets at University of Michigan

    May 3, 2010

    Thousands rose to their feet Saturday at the University of Michigan when the nation's commander-in-chief stepped to the podium to administer the oath of office to his newest military officers.

  • Valid passport - the key to summer travel

    May 3, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - Months can go into planning the perfect vacation, but there's one step military travelers often overlook that can end a vacation before it even starts.

  • New technology safeguards Benelux community

    May 3, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - USAG Benelux has launched a new e-mail and desktop notification system called Desktop Alert to increase the safety and well being of its personnel.

  • 80th Ordnance Battalion holds third combatives tournament

    May 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 80th Ordnance Company out of Fort Lewis, Wash., sponsored the Phoenix Support Combatives Tournament April 24 at Morale, Welfare and Recreation east at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • USACE People: Corps of Engineers named Sacramento's best employer

    May 3, 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District was named best employer in the Large Government category at the Sacramento Workplace Excellence Leader Awards.

  • Benelux exceeds standards, reaches environmental requirements ahead of schedule

    May 3, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - The USAG Benelux has exceeded recycling goals set by both an executive order and the Department of Defense.

  • Registered nurse preps Soldiers to save lives

    May 3, 2010

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Every week, Soldiers with the 260th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion learn lifesaving skills from a truck driver.

  • Support Ops - Making mission happen in 309th Airlift Squadron

    May 3, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - The 309th Airlift Squadron, located on ChiAfA..vres Air Base, is getting ready to host a series of inspections in May - one of those being the Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe Air Traffic Systems Evaluation Program inspection.

  • Partnership prepares force

    May 3, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - One year and six months later, two Army colonels shook hands: Their edgy, $1 million-plus joint training venture in the fall of 2008 on ChiAfA..vres Air Base is paying off.

  • Teams train together, emerge friends

    May 3, 2010

    BRUSSELS - American soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Europe Emergency Management Assessment Team had a rare opportunity recently: they lived and trained with a Belgian fire department and worked side-by-side with them during an exercise at Brussels American School.

  • Advanced degrees pay off for employees; strengthen civilian workforce

    May 3, 2010

    SCHINNEN, The Netherlands - Want to become a multi-millionaire' Get a master's degree. It's one of the surest ways to earn more income, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report.

  • Defense Acquisition University - "It's Here in Your Backyard!"

    May 3, 2010

    Defense Acquisition University, or the abbreviation DAU as it is more commonly called, is the premiere corporate university for all of the Defense Acquisition Workforce. If you are in an acquisition, technology or logistics career field DAU is of critical importance to you and your career - and you need to be aware of the resources available to you through DAU.

  • Host nation, U.S. employees broaden skills through CES

    May 3, 2010

    SCHINNEN, The Netherlands - The Army's reliance on civilian employees today is more pronounced than ever. Throughout the Benelux region, garrisons support service members, families and civilians with the opportunities and challenges of international living and working.

  • Distance learning available to all Army civilians as self-development

    May 3, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - The Army is helping civilian employees advance their careers through a range of workforce development programs.

  • Benelux WWII vets experienced own 'Pacific'

    May 3, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - Two of Hollywood's biggest names teamed up to produce a fictional tale of American troops in the Pacific during World War II, currently airing on HBO and AFN. Lesser known than Hanks and Spielberg, however, are Charles Wilson and Ernie Peterson. The two Benelux-based retirees were part of the real version, circa 1945.

  • Guard, Reserve leaders seek funding for growing role

    May 3, 2010

    The military's National Guard and reserve units need more funding to reflect the operational readiness they have proven in Iraq and Afghanistan, rather than the ready-reserve model for which their current funding provides, reserve-component leaders told Congress.

  • ChiAfA..vres Garrison: New event strengthens partnership

    May 3, 2010

    CHIEVRES, BELGIUM - USAG Benelux was recognized as having the Army's best community relations program in 2009, and ChiAfA..vres Garrison is continuing the effort to strengthen U.S.-Belgian ties through more community relations events.

  • School Takeover Day targets military children

    May 3, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - SHAPE American Middle School and High School teachers ceded control of their classes to an army of local health and wellness experts April 29 during School Takeover Day, an event targeting military children.

  • Army Family Covenant - a priority in Benelux

    May 3, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - USAG Benelux is amplifying the Army Family Covenant program by using more than dollars to boost support to Army families.

  • USAG Benelux aligns with IMCOM Campaign Plan

    May 3, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - The Commanding General of Installation Management Command paved a new path to garrison leadership in March when he launched the IMCOM Campaign Plan.

  • Commander's Corner - Spring 2010

    May 3, 2010

    Col. James Drago Commander's Column

  • USAG Schinnen - An Army Community of Excellence

    May 3, 2010

    SCHINNEN, The Netherlands - The Chief of Staff of the Army, Army Communities of Excellence award winners for fiscal year 2010 were announced April 8, and USAG Schinnen led Army garrisons in Europe again as it was ranked among the top six Army garrisons worldwide.

  • Understanding OPCON

    May 3, 2010

    Joint force commanders (JFCs) have routinely exercised authority to reorganize and break apart attached forces under the guise of operational control (OPCON). This exercise has become common practice because of misinterpretations of joint doctrine. Specifically, many officers believe that the authority to direct the internal organization of an attached force is contained within the jointly defined authorities of operational control. This belief is fallacious. Joint doctrine does not delineate the authority to internally organize an attached command or force as an authority inherent to OPCON.

  • Jim Thorpe Day

    May 3, 2010

    US ARMY WAR COLLEGE, Pennsylvania -- The Presidential Salute Battery of Headquarters and Headquarters Company 1st Battalion 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) fire the first of a thirteen gun salute at Jim Thorpe day at the Army War College in Carlisle, PA on April 23. Jim Thorpe was a Native American athlete who won two Olympic gold medals in 1912. He also played football, baseball, and basket ball at the collegiate and professional levels. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Coffee, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment)

  • Exercising Command and Control in an Era of persistent conflict

    May 3, 2010

    Our Army, as part of a Joint interdependent force, continues to engage in full spectrum operations around the world. Several global trends-such as failing and failed states, resource demands, and proliferations of weapons of mass destruction-make it likely that future decades will be characterized by persistent conflict. Protracted confrontations among state, nonstate, and individual actors that are increasingly willing to use violence to achieve their political and ideological ends appear certain. Whether reacting to natural disasters or confronting armed enemies, Army forces will continue to conduct operations in complex, ever-changing, and uncertain operational environments.

  • The Cultural Imperative for Professional Military Education and Leader Development

    May 3, 2010

    There is emerging agreement within the military services that culture is an important factor in irregular warfare and stability, support, transition, and reconstruction operations. Sociocultural factors affect every level of engagement in irregular warfare, from the interpersonal interactions while negotiating with local leaders, military advisers training their counterparts, to group and societal engagements during strategic communication and influence operations. The impact of these factors has been widely recognized at every level of defense leadership, and some of the more frequently cited wartime leadership challenges have an intercultural component. The top challenges for Army company commanders listed in a 2007 article included interacting or working with indigenous leaders, security forces, and members of the population.

  • Unleashing Design: Planning and the Art of Battle Command

    May 3, 2010

    With the publication of the most recent edition of Field Manual (FM) 5-0, The Operations Process, our doctrine is on the cusp of what is arguably the most significant change to our planning methodology in more than a generation. While our proven methods for conducting deliberate planning have changed little since being introduced, the world around us has experienced fundamental paradigm shifts that threaten to invalidate those traditional methods. Although our Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) remains an indispensable model for the problems posed by a bipolar security environment, it fails to provide the advanced cognitive tools necessary to solve the complex, ill-structured problems common to contemporary operations. The introduction of design in FM 5-0 addresses that gap in our doctrine, while providing a sound approach to address the challenges inherent to 21st-century conflict.

  • Senior commander celebrates Month of the Military Child with young readers

    May 3, 2010

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. Aca,!" Maj. Gen. Kurt Stein, commander, TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, ignited the interest of inquisitive young readers at a storytelling here April 26.

  • Under Secretary of Army visits Picatinny

    May 3, 2010

    The Army's second-highest civilian visited Picatinny April 29 for the first time since he was sworn in as the 30th Under Secretary of the Army in September 2009.

  • John Ondrasik sends message of support

    May 3, 2010

    Singer/songwriter John Ondrasik of the band Five For Fighting has sent a message of support to the men and women in uniform.

  • Hohenfels students explore 'the box'

    May 3, 2010

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- On Job Shadow Day at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels, children from 1st to 12th grade got the chance to explore life in the training area, to see first-hand where their mother or father has been when they come home and talk about their day in the box.

  • Hohenfels fuel supply point named best in Army

    May 3, 2010

    The Defense Fuel Supply Point at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels may be a small facility with just six employees, but it earned recognition on a large scale recently when it won the 2009 American Petroleum Institute trophy for Excellence in Army Installation Fixed Facility Petroleum Operations, an award that recognized the facility as the best in the Army for 2009.

  • 'Grand Rounds' in Gnjilane/Gjilan focuses on abdominal pain

    May 3, 2010

    A multi-ethnic audience of health care professionals learned about causes of abdominal pain at a "Regional Grand Rounds" symposium held at the Gnjilane/Gjilan Hospital April 28. Lt. Col. Doug Yoder, Findlay, Ohio, a surgeon with Multinational Battle Group East's Falcon Med, spoke at the event about acute abdominal pain.

  • Polish KFOR Soldiers show quick reaction skills during validation exercise

    May 3, 2010

    Polish KFOR Soldiers of Multinational Battle Group East (MNBG E) got their first chance April 21 to validate KFOR's ability to react quickly and decisively anywhere in Kosovo. he MNBG E Quick Reaction Force (QRF), comprising Polish Soldiers of Battle Group East, was alerted for response to a simulated vehicle rollover near Novo Brdo, which included one injured Soldier. The QRF deployed from Camp Bondsteel, arrived at the scene, set up security and administered aid to the injured Soldier.

  • KFOR's top noncommissioned officers gather at Camp Bondsteel

    May 3, 2010

    Senior Kosovo Forces (KFOR) noncommissioned officers from across Kosovo met at Camp Bondsteel April 27 for the monthly Command Sergeants Major meeting. Command Sgt. Maj. Jack Cripe, Multinational Battle Group East's top enlisted Soldier, hosted the event. KFOR Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Kahl, of the German Army, was the senior Soldier in attendance.

  • Camp Nothing Hill now responsibility of U.S. troops after Turkish handover

    May 3, 2010

    Turkish Army forces turned over security responsibilities at Camp Nothing Hill to U.S. Soldiers of Multinational Battle Group East during a hand-over take-over ceremony April 26. The U.S. Soldiers are scheduled to spend the next four weeks at Camp Nothing Hill.

  • Joint Implementation Commission monitors boundary lines

    May 3, 2010

    The Joint Implementation Commission was established within KFOR to act as a liaison with Serbia. The JIC plays one of the most important roles in KFOR's mission to maintain a safe and secure environment.

  • Generals destroy competition in Armed Forces Europe Bowling Championships

    May 3, 2010

    The Heidelberg Generals launched a major offensive in Stuttgart, virtually shutting out the six women's and 18 men's teams in the U.S. Armed Forces Europe Bowling Championships held April 21-23 at the Galaxy Entertainment Center on Panzer Kaserne.

  • Motorcycle safety: ADAC course gives community members practical training

    May 3, 2010

    "Look far into the distance, upper body relaxed, knees tight to the tank," ADAC instructor Joerg Hoefle tells motorcyclists in his Motorcycle Safety Course April 27. It's advice that his students- in this case, 11 motorcyclists from the Stuttgart military community - take seriously. After all, they're about to navigate curves and practice emergency braking at 50 kilometers per hour.

  • High-tech training capabilities on display

    May 3, 2010

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - The 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Benelux Training Support Center team displayed the technologically advanced training devices available to support unit training at an open house held on USAG Schinnen April 30.

  • USAG Stuttgart gives back to military children

    May 3, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart celebrated the Month of the Military Child in April with a variety of family-oriented events, from free babysitting classes for teens to a Kiddie Boot Camp.

  • Expo celebrates 40th anniversary of Earth Day

    May 3, 2010

    It may have started off as a day of protest, but 40 years later, Earth Day, at least in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, was a day of fun-filled activities for German and American students.

  • Volunteers lauded for community service

    May 3, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- They don't earn any money, but volunteers saved U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart more than $4 million last year.

  • Korean Cultural Night held to honor ROK-U.S. Alliance

    May 3, 2010

    SEOUL - The first Korean Cultural Night was held here at W Seoul Hotel May 1 to recognize and honor the ROK-U.S. Alliance.

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 2, 2010

    <b>What is it'</b> Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated in May to recognize the contributions of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the United States. Congress passed a joint Congressional Resolution in 1978 estabishing the first week of May as Asian American Heritage Week.. This timeframe was chosen because of two important anniversaries: the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants in America on May 7, 1843 and the completion of the transcontinental railroad by predominantly Chinese laborers on May 10, 1869. In 1990 Congress voted to expand it from a week to a month-long observance and in May 1992, the month of May was permanently designated as "Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month."

  • John Ondrasik

    May 2, 2010

    Five For Fighting Singer/Songwriter

  • CSA with Soldiers in Afghanistan

    May 1, 2010

  • CSA visits deployed Soldiers and Marines in Afghanistan

    May 1, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited southern Afghanistan to get a first-hand look at the situation on the ground and to visit with Soldiers and Marines serving in the region.

  • Public Affairs contemporaries share information

    May 1, 2010

    Public Affairs officers assigned to the 8th Iraqi Army Division met with their 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division counterpart at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu for a joint training seminar, April 27.

  • State Department announces Foreign Policy Advisor appointment to U.S. Army Africa

    May 1, 2010

    U.S. State department officials announced Friday the appointment of Mr. David Ballard as the first Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. Army Africa this summer.

  • Senior Ugandan general meets with U.S. Army Africa leaders; continues cooperative partnership

    May 1, 2010

    When Ugandan Brig. Gen. Silver Kayemba arrived at U.S. Army Africa headquarters on April 27, he was met by familiar faces.

  • Resiliency training in Iraq keeps Soldiers strong

    May 1, 2010

    Soldiers have to be prepared for the emotional and mental stress of being deployed away from home. The United States Division - South is working to keep Soldiers in the fight with resiliency training.

  • Agriculture conference looks to Iraq's future

    May 1, 2010

    A meeting of agricultural minds took place on Contingency Operating Base Basra, April 27, 2010, focusing on reforming Iraq's agricultural businesses.

  • Ministry of Interior budgets time for learning

    May 1, 2010

    The Ministry of Interior, partnering with Iraq Training and Advisory Mission officials, conducted two financial management courses at Basra International Airport from March 28 to April 15.

  • Improving quality of life through water

    May 1, 2010

    COS KALSU, Iraq - Iraqi leaders joined Soldiers of 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, April 19 to view completed updates to the Hashimiyah, Iraq, water treatment facility.

  • Iraqi and U.S. Generals hold radar groundbreaking

    May 1, 2010

    Several senior officers were present to break ground for a long range radar site at Contingency Operating Base Adder in southern Iraq, a milestone event in the development of the Iraqi Air Force and the US Forces' drawdown from Iraq.

  • 80th Ordnance Battalion holds third combatives tournament

    May 1, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 80th Ordnance Company out of Fort Lewis, Wash., sponsored the Phoenix Support Combative Tournament April 24 at Morale, Welfare and Recreation east at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Registered nurse preps Soldiers to save lives

    May 1, 2010

THE ARMY NOW

More Videos

STAND-TO!
WORLD VIEW(Links to external media)