Archive: May 2010

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  • U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii leaders make progress on several AFAP issues

    May 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Transportation concerns raised at the recent 2010 Army Family Action Plan Conference have not escaped the attention of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii leadership, who plan on instituting a bus shuttle service this summer in order for Army residents to move with greater ease between posts.

  • PACOM Soldier gives back to Hawaii as a foster parent

    May 27, 2010

    HONOLULU - A Soldier assigned to U.S. Pacific Command was honored for his contribution to community service by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii in a ceremony in downtown Waikiki, May 19.

  • Community bids aloha to military ohana with parade, festival

    May 27, 2010

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - The parade route down scenic Kalakaua Avenue offered plenty of elbow room for the thousands of spectators, but South Korea-based Sgt. 1st Class Robert Alvarez and his newlywed bride, Sarah, clung tightly to each other as they watched the USO's Welcome Home Heroes Parade, here, May 22.

  • Hui awards scholarships, grants

    May 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The more than 300 members in Hui O Na Wahine, otherwise known as the Schofield Barracks All-Ranks Spouses Club, pride themselves on their good works to serve the Army community throughout the year.

  • Lantern dedications provide remembrances

    May 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 12th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony, May 31, invites people to come together and cast more than 3,000 candlelit lanterns afloat from Ala Moana Beach Park, in Honolulu, as a way of peacefully remembering loved ones who have passed.

  • Makani Pahili HUREX begins in Hawaii

    May 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - We live in an era of persistent conflict; global terrorism and extremist ideologies threaten our safety and freedom.

  • Hawaii homeschoolers speak out in debates

    May 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Recently, the Christian Communicators of America-Hawaii Chapter, Olelo Noeau, Speech and Debate Tournament took place at the Main Post Chapel, here.

  • Army community invited to join legendary race around Wheeler

    May 27, 2010

    WHEELERAca,!E+ARMYAca,!E+AIRFIELD, Hawaii -Aca,!'Runners will take to the streets as the U.S. Army in Hawaii hosts the annual 10 Mile Race Around Wheeler, here, June 12.

  • Personal trainer tells the fitness facts of burning belly fat with cardio

    May 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - One of the most commonly asked questions in my line of work from clients and gym patrons is "How do I lose my belly fat and get a six-pack'"

  • New York National Guard hosts South African Defense Force chief

    May 27, 2010

    South Africa's top general visited New York National Guard headquarters in Latham, May 17, 2010, the second day of a week-long tour of U.S. military headquarters.

  • Tennessee Guard supports Africa Lion 10 exercise

    May 27, 2010

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. William Rose, a heavy equipment operator with the Tennessee National Guard's 1175th Transportation Company, demystifies the gauges on a dashboard that seems to stretch on for miles. Rose, along with six other U.S. soldiers, recently conducted a Heavy Equipment Transport System familiarization course for a class of 22 Royal Moroccan Army motor transportation drivers and mechanics during Exercise AFRICAN LION '10.

  • Ward Sends: Honoring fallen heroes

    May 27, 2010

    Memorial Day is a day of special meaning to Americans: a day when we pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.

  • Community salutes Colorado Springs military's best

    May 27, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Nearly 800 people united at Broadmoor Hall May 14 to salute the military and see who would have bragging rights as the top enlisted members in Colorado Springs. Community and military leaders and fellow servicemembers attended the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce-sponsored "Home of the Brave" Armed Forces Week luncheon that honored the area's 12 best enlisted, ultimately naming the top three.

  • Marking history

    May 27, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The dedication of a plaque May 20 gave the garrison commander a chance to acknowledge the teamwork of the installation staff.

  • AFRICOMAca,!E+commander visits CGSC

    May 27, 2010

    While the U.S. Africa Command's area of responsibility is massive, its commanding general wants intermediate-level military officers to know that its individual missions are on a much smaller scale. Gen. William "Kip" Ward became the first commander of U.S. Africa Command on Oct. 1, 2007. One year later, it became an independent, unified command with its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. He spoke to Intermediate Level Education course students in the Command and General Staff College May 25.

  • Chiarelli: SAMSAca,!E+graduates 'carry water to masses'

    May 27, 2010

    Authors of two papers on topics of stability operations were honored at the School of Advanced Military Studies' graduation May 20. Both were part of the group of more than 100 graduates in the program. There were 104 students graduating from SAMS, with an additional 16 in the fellowship program. Army, sister service, coalition forces and a few State Department employees were among the graduates, including the first Department of the Army civilian graduate. Gen. Peter Chiarelli, vice chief of staff of the Army, delivered the graduation address.

  • Your ticket to Columbus

    May 27, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -A,A Just released this month, the River City Pass represents some of the best venues Columbus has to offer - all contained in a $20 wallet-sized card. One pass is good for admission to the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center and the Rifle Range and IMAX theater at the National Infantry Museum.

  • Secretary Gates visits Arlington National Cemetery

    May 27, 2010

    The Secretary of Defense, Hon. Robert Gates, visited with Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) on May 27th in Arlington National Cemetery. He presented 44 Soldiers with coins and thanked them for their service, and for honoring our nations fallen.

  • 'Flags In'

    May 27, 2010

    Each year, just prior to Memorial Day, the Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry, also known as the Old Guard, honor America's fallen heroes by placing American flags before the gravestones of those buried at Arlington National Cemetery. This year, the soldiers of the Old Guard placed flags in front of more than 260,000 gravestones in roughly three hours.

  • WWII vet recognizes his unit's esprit de corps in basic training graduates

    May 27, 2010

    The same pride in their step, the same warrior ethos as Soldiers before them, that's what MSG(R) Clancy Lyall saw Friday at the graduation of F Company, 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment, he said.

  • CID - Behind the shield

    May 27, 2010

    THROUGHOUT modern military history, a specialized organization within the Department of Defense has patrolled the globe. Deployed in times of crisis, its members perform an extremely sensitive yet essential mission. They serve the greater-Army community and assist their fellow Soldiers.

  • Fort Benning celebrates diverse Asian Pacific heritage

    May 27, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Equal Opportunity Office hosted its most diverse observance of the year May 20 at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Luncheon. Honoring 28 Asian and 19 Pacific cultural groups, the luncheon featured music and dancing.

  • Country singer entertains military fans

    May 27, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -"This is the first time I've ever opened for myself," joked country music star John Rich to Fort Carson Soldiers and Family members at the Rocky Mountain USO May 14. Rich, along with other members of the Muzik Mafia, including Cowboy Troy and Two Feet Fred, sang and danced, while strumming a rhinestone-covered guitar.

  • Shining light on battlefield forensics

    May 27, 2010

    CRIME happens everywhere: on-post and off, in garrison and even in a combat zone, so Army Criminal Investigation Command agents must be prepared to solve cases anytime, anywhere.

  • First permanent WTB complex opens at Fort Riley

    May 27, 2010

    The first permanent Warrior Transition Battalion complex, a $54-million project consisting of barracks for 156 Soldiers, officially opened its doors here today.

  • Devil in the details training

    May 27, 2010

    THE U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command trains its agents extensively at the U.S. Army Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

  • Army to test smartphones for offices, battlefields

    May 27, 2010

    The Army is considering the use of smartphones in an effort to increase effectiveness and efficiency in both the administrative and operational environments.

  • Army Traffic Safety Training Program saves lives

    May 27, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the way to pick up his brand new Honda Fury motorcycle from the dealership, Sgt. Richard Welshan beamed with excitement.

  • Conference of American Armies

    May 27, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Conference of American Armies is an organization of 20 member national armies, five observer armies and two international military organizations that promotes cohesion, improves hemispheric security and strengthens inter-American friendships on an army-to-army basis. U.S. Army South is program manager for the CAA. The next session of the conference series is being hosted by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, May 31-June 4, 2010.

  • DOD's 'Secret Service' - Courses take driver's ed to the extreme

    May 27, 2010

    THE next time you see the secretary of defense, chairman of the joint chiefs, or a number of other top Department of Defense and Army officials, you may want to think twice about moving too aggressively to get an autograph or take a picture. DRIVING: it's the portion of training that CID special agents and students in the Protective Services Training Course at the U.S. Military Police School, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., both look forward to and dread the most.

  • Fort Rucker garrison works to improve customer service

    May 27, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- To better serve its customers, U.S. Army Garrison-Fort Rucker members began developing an Integrated Strategic Sustainability Plan during a workshop May 11-14 at Kelly Hall.

  • Soldiers improve physical fitness with F.A.S.T.

    May 27, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers seeking 'F.A.S.T' workouts to gain cardiovascular endurance and strength have inexpensive training sessions available to them at Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility.

  • June 2010, Vol 65, Issue 6

    May 27, 2010

    Criminal Investigation Command protects the Army's honor.

  • New tugboat joins Army fleet in Kuwait

    May 27, 2010

    New tug, named for Revolutiuonary War hero, jons Army fleet in Kuwait

  • " Citizen Soldier: New York's National Guard in the American Century" Exhibit Opens f

    May 27, 2010

    ALBANY, NY (05/27/2010)-- On Easter Sunday 2004, two rocket propelled grenades slammed into the five-ton truck New York Army National Guard Sgt. Robert Landry and his squad were riding in on the outskirts of Samarra, Iraq. Pvt. Nathan Brown was killed instantly, another Soldier was seriously wounded, and Landry, a Saratoga Springs native, and other members of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, found themselves in the middle of a tremendous firefight. More than six years later, on Thursday, May 27; Staff Sgt. Robert Landry looked at an exhibit in the New York State Museum titled "The Battle of Easter Sunday", highlighting the history of that day, and Nat Brown's death, and remembered. "While we were serving in Iraq we knew we put ourselves in the history books, but to let the community and let everyone else see a visual picture of what happened over there is huge," Landry said. "It's surreal."

  • Jungle Cats win championship over Internationals

    May 27, 2010

  • Fort Rucker Families 'stay in shape, have fun'

    May 27, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation treated Commissary patrons to a Family Fun Fitness Festival May 21-23.

  • Army uses floating bridge to help with oil spill cleanup efforts

    May 27, 2010

    The Louisiana Army National Guard has deployed a 380-foot, boat-powered floating bridge to the Gulf of Mexico in an effort to assist authorities working to contain the oil spill.

  • Team Five wins women's volleyball championship

    May 27, 2010

    Team Five ended the inaugural women's volleyball season at Fort Benning by winning a best-of-three showdown for the championship against the Island Girls May 19 at Smith Fitness Center. Team Five ended the first set of the first match with a 25-13 win.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital WTB staff receive top recognitions

    May 27, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "The proof of the pudding is in the eating" is an old saying meaning that the true value or quality of something can only be judged when it's put to use. So, if you need to be convinced that Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Stewart is tops in a class of many high achievers, then pay close attention to the proof that turned up during this year's AUSA Army Medicine Symposium and Exposition in San Antonio, Texas, May 17-22.

  • Benning Soldier Competes on All-Army team

    May 27, 2010

    Zavala, who is assigned to the 209th Military Police Detachment, was selected for All-Army Women's Volleyball Trial Camp and then selected to play on the All-Army Women's Volleyball Team in the Armed Forces Championship May 7-11 at Cherry Point, N.C. "When I first found out I made it (to trial camp) ... I was jumping up and down - I was so excited,'" she said. In past years, she wanted to play for the All-Army team but because of deployments, was unable to. "This year, I told myself, 'Let me see if I have what it takes to make it,'" she said.

  • Army Preparing for Science Conference

    May 27, 2010

    The U.S. Army's Technical Program Committee is now reading hundreds of two-page summary abstracts proposing paper topics for the upcoming 27th Army Science Conference titled "Transformational Science and Technology -- Enabling Full Spectrum Operations."

  • Fort Bragg, the place for summer fun

    May 27, 2010

    Children at Fort Bragg can find all the activities they need right on post. Those who enjoy camp, can choose from a more all-around experience at the Fort Bragg Armed Services YMCA and Child and Youth School Services' Camp Geronimo. If there is a specific sport or activity a child would like to try, SKIESUnlimited's specialty camps may fit the bill.

  • Stewart-Hunter DOL Maintenance wins Safety Award

    May 27, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-"We just keep doing it better," Col. Kevin Milton, garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, told a large group of Directorate of Logistics employees as he prepared to award senior leaders the Industrial Operations Safety Award for DOL's "significant contributions to Army Combat Readiness and Safety in 2009."

  • Fort Carson Soldiers reach out to community

    May 27, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, reached out to the community to help Habitat for Humanity May 7.

  • Ordnance cases its colors, prepares for BRAC move

    May 27, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The 61st Ordnance Brigade and the Ordnance Mechanical Maintenance School held its final ceremony on Aberdeen Proving Ground May 17, during a colors casing ceremony at the Aberdeen Area Athletic Center.

  • Fort Monmouth hosts RDECOM G1 summit

    May 27, 2010

    Senior human resource leads from across the Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command assembled for a G1 Summit May 24-26 at Fort Monmouth's Myer Center. The three day conference aimed to facilitate cross-organizational collaboration and discuss common issues pertinent to all of the centers.

  • 9th PSYOP staff ride to Gettysburg builds cohesion, morale of unit leadership

    May 27, 2010

    Thirty officers and non-commissioned officers from the 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, took a staff ride to Gettysburg, Pa. to build cohesion between newcomers to the battalion and those who recently returned from overseas deployments. The leadership professional development exercise would also give the unit's officers and non-commissioned officers a better understanding of battlefield leadership tactics, techniques and procedures through a guided tour of the Gettysburg battlefield.

  • Beginning of end: Joint security stations change hands in Iraq

    May 27, 2010

    Joint Security Stations Ashura and Tal Abtha, located in northern Iraq, were signed over to the Iraqi military and local government May 15. Within an hour of the short handover ceremony, U.S. forces had successfully withdrawn from the bases.

  • Hunter Army Airfield celebrates 70th anniversary

    May 27, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>-The airfield tarmac was the perfect place for members of the Savannah and Hunter Army Airfield communities to gather to hear patriotic music from the Savannah Winds Orchestra and enjoy static displays of Hunter memorabilia to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Hunter Army Airfield.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier honors veteran, friend at Bataan Memorial Death March

    May 27, 2010

    An 18th Fires Brigade Soldier joined 5,700 civilian and military runners and marchers as they crossed the scorching desert at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 21, in the 21st Annual Bataan Memorial Death March.

  • 3rd Sustainment Bde Providers take over logistical mission in Iraq

    May 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - On the morning of May 25, the 15th Sustainment Brigade "Wagonmasters," out of Fort Hood, Texas, and their Special Troops Battalion, transferred authority of their mission over to the 3rd Sustainment Bde. "Providers" and its STB, during a casing and uncasing of the colors and a transfer of authority ceremony at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Cavalry troops compete for place in the 'brotherhood'

    May 27, 2010

    The 1st Sqdn, 73rd Cav. Regt. Spur Ride was held this year on May 12. It is a 24-hour event designed to test Soldiers' physical and emotional toughness as well as their knowledge of Army and cavalry history.

  • 93rd MP Battalion "War Eagles" Soldiers and military working dogs

    May 27, 2010

    The 72nd MP Detachment supports DES by providing Soldiers that work in the sections of MP investigations, canine, desk operations, physical security, and traffic enforcement. A specialized team of experts, after its leadership, its ranks are strictly made up of Soldiers ranging from specialist to sergeant first class.

  • Fort Bragg conducts exercise to prepare for crisis

    May 27, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - On May 19, staff at Joel, Robinson and Clark health clinics were surrounded by wounded and panicked individuals requiring assistance and medical aid.

  • Postage stamp immortalizes 'God Bless America' singer

    May 27, 2010

    With help from the Army, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled its newest 44-cent stamp May 27, honoring the late singer Kate Smith, who was popular during World War II.

  • Fort Bragg's DOL named winner, runner up in top Army awards

    May 27, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Fort Bragg's Directorate of Logistics has been rewarded for its excellence by winning the 2010 Army Award for Maintenance Excellence, large category; and selected as runner up for the Deployment Excellence Award, All Army Installation category.

  • Stewart-Hunter Budget 101: Base Operations

    May 27, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-This is the beginning of a series of articles, which will run for the next several weeks on how the Garrison receives funding from our Army leadership and how that funding is spent in support of our 24,000 Soldiers and 32,000 Family Members.

  • Army to test smartphones for offices, battlefields

    May 27, 2010

  • Louisiana aviators battle with oil spill

    May 27, 2010

    "Launch, recover, launch" best describes the operations tempo of the helicopter missions being performed by the Louisiana Army National Guard's State Aviation Command in their ongoing response to the threat of oil spillage along Louisiana's gulf coast caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil well April 20.

  • Fort Rucker DPTMS receives Exemplary Practice Award

    May 27, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker's Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security's Training Division received an Army Communities of Excellence Exemplary Practice Award May 4.

  • Partners in community -- Daleville salutes Fort Rucker Spartans

    May 27, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Daleville Senior Warhawks offered their partnership unit, 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, some tough competition May 22 at Culpepper Field in Daleville.

  • 'Instinct,' quick thinking earns Fort Rucker Aviator safety award

    May 27, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Split-second decisions a Kiowa Warrior pilot made last year that minimized a dangerous aircraft incident and saved two lives earned him a U.S. Army Broken Wing Award.

  • DoD, 102nd Quartermaster Company Keeps JBB Hydrated

    May 27, 2010

    Military and civilian personnel alike may be surprised to learn where much of their bottled drinking water actually comes from.

  • Fort Rucker AER campaign raises $137,000

    May 27, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Three months of fundraising events proved successful for the Army Emergency Relief fund as this year's annual campaign raised $137,019.82 between March 1 and May 15.

  • 2010 Sea To Shining Sea

    May 27, 2010

    The multi-service bicycle ride is sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports-a non-profit group, whose purpose is to raise awareness of wounded warriors. Riders will participate at different stages across the country, but a corps group of wounded warriors and veterans will ride the entire 4,000 miles.

  • JTAGS Europe Soldiers train to ensure the mission

    May 27, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Army Space Soldiers from Alpha Detachment , 1st Space Company, have completed an exhausting month of physical training and Army Combatives, in addition to their daily missile warning mission.

  • Army shows magic of science to middle school students

    May 27, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- With the full attention of more than 400 local middle school students, Army scientists lit the fuse of imagination and excitement, demonstrating the "Magic of Science" May 11 at the 5th Edgewood Middle School Career Expo.

  • Army Reserve MRT team helps Soldiers, families get ahead

    May 27, 2010

    Teaching Army Reserve Soldiers how to get ahead of their problems and lead a healthy lifestyle on and off duty--this has been the theme for the 81st Regional Support Command since March when it began the unit's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Army teens take challenges, benefits of Army life to Congress

    May 27, 2010

    The Army's Child, Youth and School Services program, which heads the Army Teen Panel, recently honored the sacrifices of Army children, while also educating members of Congress about the benefits, experiences and challenges of being a military teen.

  • 14 ANAD students win medals at SkillsUSA

    May 27, 2010

    Five high school and nine college students in Anniston Army Depot's Student Educational Employment Program earned medals at Alabama's SkillsUSA competition held April 26-29 in Birmingham.

  • Anniston Army Depot, RTI complete M1 trainer prototype

    May 27, 2010

    Anniston Army Depot and Defense contractor Research Triangle Institute International reached a milestone May 17 when the partners completed the first overhauled and upgraded Abrams Maintenance Trainer to be produced here. This trainer is the prototype in a $7.5 million program that began in September 2009.

  • ANAD CO: LMP Blackout Oct. 1-13

    May 27, 2010

    ANAD Commander Col. S. B. Keller announced the depot's blackout schedule for transitioning the business system here from the decades-old Standard Depot System to the Army's Logistics Modernization Program. Anniston Army Depot goes live with LMP on Oct. 14, and the blackout schedule is Oct. 1-13.

  • "Nobody does it better than you..."

    May 27, 2010

    Lt. Gen. James Pillsbury visited the Red River Army Depot to discuss the current and future state of the depot.

  • Tom Wilson sends message of support

    May 27, 2010

    Actor and Comedia Tom Wilson has sent an open letter of support to the men and women in uniform.

  • Army hits 1 million flight hours with unmanned aircraft

    May 27, 2010

    The Army recognized a milestone of 1 million hours of flight for unmanned aerial systems, May 25 at the Pentagon.

  • TACOM's CG visits Anniston Army Depot

    May 27, 2010

    Major General Kurt Stein, Commanding General, U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, spent the better part of two days visiting Anniston Army Depot and local community activities. This was his first visit to the installation since assuming command in January.

  • Tom Wilson

    May 27, 2010

    Actor and comedian Tom Wilson has performed many voices on "SpongeBob Squarepants" as well as performing on The Tonight Show and David Letterman.

  • Gunnery training keeps Soldiers sharp

    May 27, 2010

    The Bradley Fighting Vehicle and M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank are resources Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, use that provide an advantage over the enemy.

  • FORSCOM sergeants major visit ANAD

    May 27, 2010

    Approximately 20 sergeants major toured Anniston Army Depot May 18 as part of the U.S. Army Forces Command G4 Conference, which was held last week in Fort McPherson, Ga.

  • Researchers marvel at comic book power

    May 27, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Ever wondered what the view would be like from Wonder Woman's invisible jet' Substitute the sleek comic book airplane with a uniquely modified Black Hawk helicopter, and one would have a good idea of the "see through" view pilots will have due to the work being done by a group from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communication and electronics center.

  • ISF aims to improve M-4 maintenance

    May 27, 2010

    As Iraqi Security Forces take over not only the current security of their country, but the training of those who will do so for generations after them, U.S. forces are doing all they can to prepare them to do so.

  • 1-3 ACR Soldier realizes dream of becoming combat medic

    May 27, 2010

    A female medic joins a taditionally all male unit to compensate for the increase of other females in the unit

  • 2010 Army Birthday events in the National Capitol Region

    May 27, 2010

    The week of the Army Birthday will be full of activities in the Washington, D.C., area to celebrate the 235th Birthday of the United States Army.

  • Chaplain's Conference held at JBM-HH on May 26, 2010

    May 27, 2010

    As part of the fourth annual Interagency Chaplain Conference at Fort Myer's Community Activities Center held on May 26, 2010, at the Ft. Myer Community Activities Center, attendees watch a video about the emergency and human responses to the 2009 Red Line Metro incident when a Metro train slammed into a stationary train Monday, June 22, 2009. The wreck killed nine people and injured 80. Over 150 chaplains and non-governmental organizations throughout the National Capital Region and the United States participated in the Chaplain's Conference, developing organizational plans on further cooperation to provide religious support during critical incidents.

  • Dragon Company, 3rd ACR conducts NTC convoy live fire

    May 27, 2010

    Soldier from Dragon Compnay, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, from Fort Hood, Texas, conduct convoy live fire exercise at the U.S. National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • AMC announces its top 10 employees of 2009

    May 27, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command has selected the 10 winners of its 2009 "Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding AMC Personnel."

  • NTC ideal for 4-3 ACR helicopter training

    May 27, 2010

    4th Squadron, 3rd ACR trains with helicopters at the U.S. National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Wounded Warrior visits research center

    May 27, 2010

    Wounded Warrior Sgt. Robert Samuel (right) tours the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center May 26 at Detroit Arsenal, Mich.

  • NCO education conference debuts new partnerships, options

    May 27, 2010

    Leaders from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and education partners provided updates during the College of the American Soldier Conference May 19 and 20 on Fort Monroe, Va.

  • SSI pauses to emphasize safety

    May 27, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Soldiers with the Soldier Support Institute got off to a running start last week, but were told to stand down for the rest of the day. Both the motivational run that started the day and the stand down from regular activities, were part of the SSI's safety day, which took place May 20 at Darby Field and at the post theater.

  • Leaders assess depot operations

    May 27, 2010

    Senior leaders and more than 60 personnel from across the command were here last week for an Army Materiel Command Depot Assessment Visit.

  • Heavy Company rescues downed pilot at NTC

    May 27, 2010

    Heavy company conducts training exercise to rescue simulated downed helicopter pilot.

  • Brig. Gen. William Gothard visits 81st RSC, Fort Jackson, S.C.

    May 27, 2010

    Brig. Gen. William J. Gothard, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command, visits the 81st Regional Support Command May 26 at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • Leaders commit to customers, employees

    May 27, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Col. Lillian Dixon, garrison commander, and Dave Harmon, Family and MWR director, will sign a covenant aimed at showing customers that Family and MWR is committed to taking care of customers. The Employee and Customer Covenant will be signed during a 3 p.m. ceremony, June 4 at the NCO Club.

  • Iraqi Police train to secure rivers

    May 27, 2010

    Story about U.S. Naval Special Operations members training Iraqi Security Forces on securing rivers and other waterways in southern Iraq. Waterways are an all-important source of trade and commerce as well as irrigation in the region.

  • Museum scheduled to reopen this fall

    May 27, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The Fort Jackson Post Museum closed its doors about a year ago for remodeling and redesignation as the U.S. Army Basic Combat Training Museum.

  • Program prepares children for kindergarten, school, life

    May 27, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- It was a bittersweet moment for Heather Norman and her husband, 1st Sgt. Christopher Norman, as they watched their little girl don her cap and gown last Friday.

  • Virtual reality: Simulator offers interactive convoy training

    May 27, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- This is the year of the avatar. That's according to some of Fort Jackson's premier simulation trainers, who say that just like James Cameron's blockbuster film smashed its box-office competitors on the big screen, some of the Army's newest Soldiers will learn to annihilate U.S. enemies via training they get on small screens.

  • Conference brings leaders together

    May 27, 2010

    Leaders of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, met May 14, 2010, at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu for the second Provincial Reconstruction Team conference of the unit's current deployment to southern Iraq.

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