Archive: May 2010

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  • Lightweight Performance Hood

    May 25, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Lightweight Performance Hood (LPH) is a recently fielded piece of fire-resistant Soldier equipment that can save Soldiers from severe, disfiguring, even life-threatening burns to the head, specifically the face, nose, ears, and neck. Made of a fire-resistant, no-melt, no-drip material and weighing approximately 3 ounces, the LPH is also moisture-wicking and comfortable. The ventilated mesh dome at the top of the hood helps minimize heat stress in hot or dry climates, while providing limited heat retention in cool climates. These performance and comfort characteristics encourage Soldiers to wear the hood. The hood fits easily in a MOdular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment (MOLLE) grenade pouch or uniform pocket and is well worth its weight on the battlefield

  • 'Tropic Lightning' deputy general moves on

    May 25, 2010

    Formations of Soldiers, friends, guests, and family gathered at Sills Field, here, May 25, to offer their thanks and pleasant farewells to a key officer for "Tropic Lightning."

  • 404th AFSB conducts first-ever staff ride at Fort Worden

    May 25, 2010

    The 404th AFSB conducts its first-ever staff ride at Fort Worden. The staff ride was part of a Commanders' Workshop in April. The 404th AFSB is commanded by Col. George Akin.

  • Three-time Army chess champ wins after running Iraq tourneys

    May 25, 2010

    Capt. Arthur Macaspac needed a little help from a few new friends to win his third crown at the 2010 All-Army Chess Championships.

  • Chiarelli: Armor School moving home to Benning

    May 25, 2010

    "The Armor Center will cease to exist in one week," said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli in his opening remarks to the audience gathered at Waybur Theater for the Armor Warfighting Conference last week.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade AH-64

    May 25, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter escorts a Destiny CH-47 Chinook helicopter from Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. PHOTO BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • A Window of Destiny

    May 25, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter flies by the bubble window of a Destiny CH-47 Chinook helicopter during an escort from Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Father and son reunite in Iraq

    May 25, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Soriano, the 412th Aviation Support Battalion's command sergeant major, traveled here May 21 to visit his son, Spc. Diego O. Soriano, a 21-year-old, Infantryman, with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).

  • A Soldier of Destiny

    May 25, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Destiny CH-47 Chinook Helicopter door gunner surveys the ground on a flight from Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • APG unveils new Web portal

    May 25, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Staying on top of news and information at Aberdeen Proving Ground just got easier. Army officials unveiled a new Internet portal for the installation June 10.

  • Task Force Destiny, Combat Aviation

    May 25, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Destiny CH-47 Chinook Helicopter door gunner surveys the ground on a flight from Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Pentagon UAS display celebrates Army milestone

    May 25, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the Army Unmanned Aircraft System interactive display at the Pentagon, May 25. The outdoor display in the courtyard celebrated the surpassing of one million flight hours of Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

  • Chaplain Born in Soviet Union Now Defends America

    May 25, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE SPEICHER, Iraq - Arkadiusz Ochalek grew up playing soccer in Sztum, Poland, as a way to forget about the pressures he faced from the Soviet Union, which ruled his nation.

  • Brothers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade

    May 25, 2010

    101st Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Destiny CH-47 Chinook Helicopter door gunners survey the ground on a flight

  • Task Force Destiny CH-47

    May 25, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Destiny CH-47 Chinook Helicopter door gunner surveys the ground on a flight from Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan to Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan while a Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter escorts. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Aviation sustainers keep Germany-based Blackhawks in the air

    May 25, 2010

    An aviation sustainment group affiliated with the 405th AFSB stepped up to support flight operations during a pre-deployment exercise in Germany.

  • Task Force Destiny CH-47 Door Gunner

    May 25, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Destiny CH-47 Chinook Helicopter door gunner surveys the ground on a flight from Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan to Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • 'Pacific Thunder' circles Oahu, shares the road with Hawaiian motorists

    May 25, 2010

    25th Infantry Division-level organized motorcycle ride, May 20.

  • 'Army Strong' blog opens to world

    May 25, 2010

    Armystrongstories.com, an Army blog previously limited to Soldiers and civilian employees, is now open to anyone who wants to tell an Army story.

  • 24th Annual Massing of the Colors held at Ft. Meade

    May 25, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commander, Joint Force Headquarters/ National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington addresses the crowd at the Memorial Day Observance and 24th Annual Massing of the Colors Ceremony Sunday at Fort Meade, Md. Some 40 military, veteran, scouting, religious and civic organizations and their respective color guards participated in the ceremony, held every year with the support of the General George G. Meade Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars. This year, for the first time, Installation Commander Col. Daniel L. Thomas decided to combine the Memorial Day Ceremony with the Massing of the Colors. "It just seemed like a natural fit with Memorial Day to complete the partnership and host a joint event that we are both proud of," Thomas said.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny

    May 25, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Destiny CH-47 Chinook Helicopter door gunner surveys the ground on a flight from Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan to Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Memorial Day Message from Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer

    May 25, 2010

  • Title

    May 25, 2010

    Memorial Day message from USACR/Safety Center leadership

  • 'Pacific Thunder' circles Oahu, shares the road with Hawaiian motorists

    May 25, 2010

  • 'Pacific Thunder' circles Oahu, shares the road with Hawaiian motorists

    May 25, 2010

    25th Infantry Division-level organized motorcycle ride, May 20.

  • Pacific Thunder motorcycle ride

    May 25, 2010

  • USACE civilian reflects on deployment to Afghanistan

    May 25, 2010

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District paralegal specialist Phyllis Svetich recalls her experiences during her latest deployment, to the Corps' Afghanistan Engineer District North (AEN). "I would definitely love to go back," says Svetich. "The people of Afghanistan need us there. It is an important mission."

  • Deployment Interview

    May 25, 2010

  • Tax Center staff and volunteers honored at Presidio ceremony

    May 25, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Staff members and volunteers who supported the Presidio of Monterey Tax Center during the 2010 income tax season were honored at an awards ceremony here in May.

  • Reservists hone wartime skills working alongside civilian peers

    May 25, 2010

    Reservists honed wartime skills working side by side with civilian employees in warehouses and work areas around Tobyhanna May 2-13.

  • Heidelberg BOSS claims top awards

    May 25, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- E-mails, phone calls, meetings and more phone calls - all designed to ensure that "everything is dress right dress."

  • Army awards more than $800K to science students

    May 25, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- In an effort to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, the U.S. Army announced today that it has named the 2009-2010 eCYBERMISSION 96 regional winning teams.

  • Soldier for a day: Heidelberg students take on Kids' Boot Camp

    May 25, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Fifth-grader Garcelle Sampson stood in line patiently to sample her share of meatballs as she and her classmates eyed a table lined with Skittles, chicken and dumplings, chocolate brownies, snack bread, Tabasco sauce and other government-issued "goodies."

  • World War II pilot honored in front of military's future leaders

    May 25, 2010

    Generations of family and friends honored 13 young adults recently nominated to attend military service academies, and witnessed the long-overdue recognition of a World War II hero at a ceremony Saturday hosted by U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis on the campus of the University of Missouri St. Louis.

  • 1st BSTB Improves Local Schools

    May 25, 2010

    DEHDADI, Afghanistan - Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, from the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team have been coordinating efforts recently to help improve school facilities in Dehdadi District in Northern Afghanistan.

  • USAG Schinnen graduates earn higher ed degrees; prepare for career success

    May 25, 2010

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- More education equates with higher earnings, and the payoff is most notable at the highest educational levels.

  • Officials outline federal role in oil spill response, Army eyed for building barrier islands

    May 25, 2010

    The Gulf of Mexico oil spill could soon reach levels on par with the 250,000 barrels of crude oil lost in the 1989 Exxon Valdez tanker spill.

  • U.S., South Korea increase military exercises following attack

    May 25, 2010

    The U.S. and South Korean militaries will undergo two new training exercises in light of last week's finding that North Korea sank a South Korean navy ship, killing 46 sailors.

  • Odierno selected to lead U.S. Joint Forces Command

    May 25, 2010

    President Barack Obama has nominated Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the present commander of U.S. Forces Iraq, to head U.S. Joint Forces Command.

  • Fort Bliss Town Hall: Team addresses Wiesbaden spouses' concerns in anticipation of 1st Armored

    May 25, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Education, safety, housing and job opportunities were among the many topics addressed by a team from Fort Bliss, Texas, during a visit to Wiesbaden May 19-20. The team, led by Maj. Gen. Howard Bromberg, Fort Bliss commander, brought members of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce, Fort Bliss School Liaison Office, Housing and other agencies to describe the massive transformation occurring on and around the west Texas installation in anticipation of the move of 1st Armored Division Headquarters from Wiesbaden to Fort Bliss in 2011.

  • Eric the Red: USO guide legendary among U.S. community tourgoers

    May 25, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - His name is legendary - passed down from a chance meeting with a charismatic American president. His biting humor gives a refreshing take on old traditions. And his sparkling blue eyes invite even the most hesitant of newcomers to step outside the gates of U.S. military bases in Germany to explore unfamiliar ground.

  • Dinner meeting connects US, Iraqi troops

    May 25, 2010

    The Stability Transition Team, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, hosted a dinner meeting for the 10th Iraqi Army Division commander and staff at Contingency Operating Site Garry Owen April 29, 2010.

  • USFK hosts English Camp for Korean high school students

    May 25, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Fifty-nine Korean 10th graders from Seoul, Pyeongtaek and Daegu meet their host families here at Camp Kim on the first day of United States Forces of Korea Good Neighbor English Camp May 16.

  • Branching out: Teaching ROTC cadets on Army career paths

    May 24, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Commissioned officers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, offered insight on the U.S. Army officer corps to University of Texas at Austin Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets at the school's campus, April 30.

  • 1st ACB completes third successful deployment

    May 24, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - After three deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade can claim to have made a significant impact in providing security to the Iraqi population.

  • PHOTOS: Runnin' with a Long Knife

    May 24, 2010

    PHOTOS: Runnin' with a Long Knife

  • Delayed Resistance rocks to the top of Battle of the Bands

    May 24, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Patrons at the Kolekole Bar and Grill were treated to live performances during the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers' "Battle of the Bands," here, May 6 and 14, to determine the band that will perform for the Tropics Recreational Center reopening and the Fourth of July Spectacular.

  • Korean War vets visit Cav Country

    May 24, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Every year since 1990, members of the 865th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion's Association meet to talk about old times, introduce new family members and just to catch up on new events.

  • Long Knife Soldiers strengthen skills during EIB training

    May 24, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Nearly 40 infantry troops assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division gathered amongst other cavalry Soldiers to conduct Expert Infantry Badge (EIB) training, May 4.

  • Garrison leaders provide updates about AFAP

    May 24, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii leadership plans to tackle more than 15 quality of life issues to emerge from the 2010 Army Family Action Plan conference, including a strategy to better assist families with disabled children and a plan to provide residents with shuttle service to and from Army medical centers, early next month.

  • Luncheon recognizes 7 for work in community

    May 24, 2010

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - Hawaii's business leaders joined up with state government officials and lawmakers in saluting seven enlisted service members for their contributions in community service during the annual Military Recognition Luncheon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel, here, May 18.

  • Major reconstruction to get under way at historic Fort DeRussy

    May 24, 2010

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, located, here, at Battery Randolph, in the heart of Waikiki, is currently undergoing some major renovations to more than double its existing gallery space

  • PTA's Coloma named best firefighter in IMCOM-Pacific

    May 24, 2010

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - The Department of the Army Fire and Emergency Services has recognized a firefighter for his continued excellence in improving safety conditions, both here and in the greater community.

  • Local agencies discuss wildfire season

    May 24, 2010

    HONOLULU - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii along with federal, state and city emergency response agencies hosted a joint news conference, May 13, at the Honolulu Fire Department's Charles H. Thurston Training Center to draw attention to the threat and impact of wildfires on Oahu.

  • Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems Hits One Million Flight Hour Milestone

    May 24, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) consist of dual components -- air vehicles (unmanned aerial vehicle) and ground control stations that provide tactical commanders near-real time, accurate, reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition (RSTA) data. This mission includes weapons, communications relay, specialty payloads, and linkage to manned aircraft.

  • Fort Sam Houston donates $200K+ to AER campaign

    May 24, 2010

    Soldiers and community members from Army North and Fort Sam Houston banded together to contribute more than $217,000 in donations to the Army Emergency Relief program through the 2010 Fort Sam Houston AER campaign. To celebrate their achievements, the campaign workers hosted a Hawaiian-style luau for AER representatives and contributing units May 17.

  • Letter from Lt. Gen. Guy Swan, III, Army North and Fort Sam Houston commander

    May 24, 2010

    Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis have a special place in the heart of San Antonio and our Department of Defense. Our place in history is as relevant and secure as the other fortress of strength with which we share this south Texas home - the Alamo.

  • 35th Beach to Bay relay marathon proves 'no sweat' for ARNORTH runners

    May 24, 2010

  • Strong Families = Strong ARNORTH command

    May 24, 2010

  • 25th ID trains equal opportunity leaders

    May 24, 2010

    The 25th Inf. Div. Equal Opportunity Office took the lead in preparing and teaching a course training new equal opportunity representatives from May 10-20.

  • Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf's Memorial Day message

    May 24, 2010

  • Play It Summer Safe in the water

    May 24, 2010

  • Robert Davi sends message of support

    May 24, 2010

    Actor Robert Davi has sent a message of support to the men and women in uniform. Read his letter and others on the Community Covenant web site.

  • Oakley representatives lay wreath at Arlington

    May 24, 2010

    An Oakley representative lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the assistance of a Tomb Guard at Arlington National Cemetery, May 20, 2010. *Any references to any non-federal entity or private corporation does not constitute an endorsement of that entity by Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington or The U.S. Army.

  • Safe Summer Water Safety

    May 24, 2010

    Poster and text about water safety

  • Red Sox foundation & Soldiers "Run to Home Base"

    May 24, 2010

  • Social Networks Open Door to Data Leaks, Cyberattacks

    May 24, 2010

    Social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter are some of the most trafficked sites on the Internet. The increase in popularity and activity of these sites has created new risks to not only individuals, but also to organizations.

  • Operation Troop Support -- the American Legion Family

    May 24, 2010

    With input from The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Sons of The American Legion, and the Legion Riders, we have joined together to be ready to assist our Troops and their Families.

  • Wharf project modernizes munitions shipments at critical ammo port

    May 24, 2010

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU) in Southport, N.C., signifying the completion of construction and modernization on the terminal's Center Wharf that will improve how ammunition reaches deployed troops.

  • Letterkenny Army Depot wins award for its efforts in ensuring sustainability

    May 24, 2010

    The Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) won the FY 2009 Secretary of the Army award for industrial sustainability on an installation.

  • Covering your head can save your life

    May 24, 2010

    The Lightweight Performance Hood (LPH) is a recently fielded piece of fire-resistant Soldier equipment that can save Soldiers from severe, disfiguring, even life-threatening burns to the head, specifically the face, nose, ears, and neck.

  • Having fun running in the rain

    May 24, 2010

    More than 30 military and civilians came out to run in the Redstone Arsenal 5K Fun Run May 21.

  • CECOM "Keeps it Safe" This Summer

    May 24, 2010

    The Communications-Electronics Command supports the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center 2010 Safe Summer Campaign which will run from April 1 to Sept. 30. The campaign focuses on providing Soldiers, Civilians and their Family members the information they need to Aca,!A"play it safeAca,!A? this summer.

  • HIRED! Program gives youth head start

    May 24, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - In today's world, it's more important than ever for youth to have someone to look up to as they traverse the complicated landscape of life, as well as possible career paths.

  • Stakeholders sign final steel beam for new facility

    May 24, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A group of stakeholders in the construction of the new Vehicle Technology Directorate facility met here April 15 for an informal signing of the building's final steel beam.

  • Robert Davi

    May 24, 2010

    A native New Yorker, Robert Davi has appeared in over 75 films including Die Hard, License to Kill and The Goonies. On television he starred as Bailey Malone on Profiler.

  • Fort Polk's Part day preschool has graduation ceremony

    May 24, 2010

    This article and was written by a CYSS HIRED! program intern, Ashley Powell, during her internship with Guardian staff.

  • Picatinny honors fallen New Jersey heroes

    May 24, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - During a ceremony here May 15, Picatinny Arsenal paid tribute to five New Jersey-connected service members who lost their lives in 2009 while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Fort Polk celebrates DES fire engine fleet dedication

    May 24, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Visions of speed, power, beauty and strength lined the parking lot of Warrior Memorial Park May 17 as Fort Polk pledged the service of six fire emergency vehicles at the Directorate of Emergency Services fire engine dedication.

  • Fallen heroes remembered at the Detroit Arsenal

    May 24, 2010

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. - Families of fallen Soldiers were honored at a remembrance ceremony, held in conjunction with the re-signing of the Army Family Covenant, May 19.

  • 162nd's counter-IED course poised to become Army model

    May 24, 2010

    The counter-improvised explosive device training program for combat advisors deploying from Fort Polk is turning into a model for Army C-IED training across the nation.

  • Meteorological research could fill battlefield void

    May 24, 2010

    ADELPHI, Md. -- Officials with the Army Research Laboratory announced its meteorological expertise has led to modifications in commercial weather instruments now promising to improve the accuracy of weather forecast models. These models are of critical importance to military operations, they said.

  • Community, Soldiers and Red Sox Foundation team up to help veterans

    May 24, 2010

    On a sunny morning in Boston, more than 2,000 runners gathered on Yawkey Way outside of Fenway Park to run nine kilometers with the finish line being one of the most famous spots in Boston... home plate of Fenway Park.

  • TCO trains Soldiers on TCPs, interpreter skills

    May 24, 2010

    The 52nd Interpreter/Translator Company, 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade, conducts sergeant's time weekly to provide tactical training. Topics focus on fundamental skills ranging from patrolling techniques to weapon familiarization, medical tasks and land navigation.

  • Exceptional Family Member Program supports Families with special needs

    May 24, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - According to the National Health Information Center, part of U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, there were 41 National Health Observances last month alone - everything from Asthma and Allergy Awareness to Ultraviolet Awareness - and a total of more than 208 observances each year.

  • Community, Soldiers and Red Sox Foundation team up to help veterans

    May 24, 2010

    On a sunny morning in Boston, more than 2,000 runners gathered on Yawkey Way outside of Fenway Park to run nine kilometers with the finish line being one of the most famous spots in Boston... home plate of Fenway Park.

  • Fact Sheet Student Opportunities

    May 24, 2010

  • Jail Day Raises Funds for Command Gathering

    May 24, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. Aca,!" A Jail Day fundraiser took place on Wednesday, May 19, from 8:30 a.m. Aca,!" 1 p.m. at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) to raise money to support the commandAca,!a,,cs upcoming Organization Day.

  • Engineer Soldiers land project for aviators

    May 24, 2010

    The Joint Readiness Training Center here is committed to providing rotational units with tough, realistic training. During the April JRTC rotation 10-06, the 93rd Engineer Company, 46th Engineer Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, took advantage of being a tenant unit on Fort Polk by participating in a general engineer support role with the a brigade combat team from 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Carson, Colo.

  • NASCAR driver visits Belvoir

    May 24, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Fort Belvoir played host to NASCAR driver Ryan Newman Thursday to demonstrate the various missions completed here on a day-to-day basis.

  • Renovations have residents smiling at Woodlawn Village

    May 24, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The last time Sgt. 1st Class Brian Murphy set foot in Woodlawn Village was eight years ago.

  • Fort Belvoir hosts surveillance system demo

    May 24, 2010

    DoD and Army officials gave the National Capital Region a glimpse of one of the tools in its arsenal designed to keep track of enemy combatants in the ongoing overseas contingency operations. The officials hosted a demonstration of the capabilities of a camera-equipped aerostat, a helium-filled blimp, called a Persistent Ground Surveillance System at Belvoir's Fremont Field Tuesday.

  • 204th MP Co returns home

    May 24, 2010

    Cindey Sanchez stood with her husband, Sgt. Juan Sanchez, and four children after the redeployment ceremony for the 204th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, May 14 at Honor Field. She joked about her Family's plans for the month of block leave ahead.

  • Local county, Fort Belvoir honor two fallen heroes

    May 24, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Two more names were added to the Prince William County War Memorial Saturday during the county's annual Armed Forces and Memorial Day Ceremony.

  • First Army move on track

    May 24, 2010

    First Army's planned move to Rock Island Arsenal next year is on track. Military and civilian officials marked the completion of the first construction phase of the unit's future headquarters during a ceremony May 20. First Army, currently at Fort Gillem, Ga., is slated to be operating on Rock Island Arsenal by June 2011. The move is part of the Base Realignment and Closure legislation. Bldg. 68 dates to 1881 and is undergoing extensive renovations to accommodate an estimated 550 workers.

  • Female troops 'come home to history'

    May 24, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 20, 2010) -- Soldiers, veterans and government employees should bring their spouses, siblings, relatives and friends to the U.S. Army Women's Museum at Fort Lee, according to Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, the military's first female four-star officer. "We all can learn from the history that is preserved within the walls of the museum," the general said. "There are so many great stories of women who have served in our Army; it is important to keep (that part of our history) alive because it shows us how far women have come, how far the Army has come and where we are headed."

  • First Army move on track

    May 24, 2010

    First U.S. Army's planned move to Rock Island Arsenal next year is on track, officials said as they laid stones in front of the renovation site for their new headquarters.

  • Army wife urges safe driving choices

    May 24, 2010

    Two martinis, no seat belt, excessive speed and a sinuous coastal road were a recipe for disaster. For Army wife Kelly G. Narowski, it meant a shattered T6 vertebra and an inconvenient life in a wheelchair for the last 11 years.

  • NCO recognized for efforts to stop sexual assault in Iraq

    May 24, 2010

    "Sexual assault devastates the mission," said the NCO who set up the "I. A.M. Strong" campaign at Joint Base Balad in Iraq, and received the Federal Service Award last month for efforts aimed toward stopping the crime.

  • Army, race team prove to be winning combo

    May 24, 2010

    A car racing icon and the Army's Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center here have continued to collaborate to support the warfighter.

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