Archive: May 2010

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  • Fort Drum sweeps IMCOM-Northeast Region soldier competition

    May 24, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 24, 2010) -- A team from U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Drum, N.Y., blew into Fort Lee Tuesday and swept the 2010 Installation Management Command-Northeast Region Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition held at the Regimental Club.

  • Metering Program makes progress at Fort Knox

    May 24, 2010

    The Army Metering Program is helping Fort Knox, Ky, with energy conservation.

  • ARRA: Corps of Engineers upgrades nutrition facilities at 4 Army hospitals

    May 24, 2010

    Projects are renovating and reconfiguring hospitals at Fort Carson, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis and Fort Campbell, all managed by U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville.

  • Fort Lee receives first M1 Abrams tank

    May 24, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 20) -- An Abrams tank and Bradley Fighting Vehicle are the latest additions to the Ordnance School's combat vehicle inventory.

  • Joint Family Center Committee holds briefing

    May 24, 2010

  • Official explains approach to climate change, energy

    May 24, 2010

    Developing a deliberate approach to energy and climate change is an important platform to national security and the U.S. military mission.

  • US ramps up humanitarian assistance efforts in Albania

    May 24, 2010

    TIRANA, Albania - Construction crews in Albania are busier than ever working on U.S.-funded humanitarian assistance projects that seek to improve educational and medical facilities in several isolated communities.

  • MNBG E chaplains visit Soldiers at remote Camp Nothing Hill

    May 24, 2010

    Chaplain (Maj.) Maury D. Millican, Bismarck, N.D., and Chaplain (Capt.) Timothy J. Meier, Los Altos, Calif., provided Protestant and Catholic services for the MNBG E Soldiers at Camp Nothing Hill. The chaplains also took the time to meet and reach out to Soldiers as they carried out their daily missions.

  • Army breaks ground on APG airfield renovation

    Nov 2, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Maryland Army National Guard broke ground on a $22.6 million project to renovate the Army Aviation Support Facility at Weide Army Airfield May 22.

  • 3rd ACR celebrates 164 years of honorable service

    May 23, 2010

    The 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment commemorated its 164th birthday May 19 by honoring its history and momentous achievements with a celebration at the U.S. Army National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Pacific Command Soldier Gives Back to Hawaii as a Foster Parent

    May 23, 2010

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

  • Army Reserve Employer Awareness Program

    May 23, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Reserve Employer Awareness Program is a task of the Army Campaign Plan for Health Promotion Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention. Directed by the Army Vice Chief of Staff, this program provides employers information on voluntary training and on-line resources to Army Reserve Soldiers diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and/or post-traumatic stress disorder. The program's goal is to increase employer awareness in identifying and referring high-risk Soldiers to Army health promotion, risk reduction, and suicide prevention (HPRRSP) programs and services.

  • U.S. Cyber Command

    May 22, 2010

    U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) was created to synchronize war-fighting effects to defend the DoD information security environment.

  • West Point Class of 2010 celebrates landmark accomplishments

    May 22, 2010

    Just over a thousand hats took flight May 22 marking the graduation of the West Point Class of 2010 and the transformation of cadets into commissioned second lieutenants. After the hats were tossed and with diplomas in hand, the officers exchanged hugs, handshakes and back slaps among colleagues, Family and friends at Michie Stadium.

  • Iraqi police and U.S. forces partner in disabled aircraft recovery

    May 22, 2010

    A joint team of Iraqi Police from the 6th Emergency Response Unit and Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, secured and recovered a disabled U.S. helicopter May 16, 2010, after it was forced to make an emergency landing the day before.

  • Livorno Harley Owners Group rides on Camp Darby

    May 22, 2010

    Over 250 motorcycle riders visited Camp Darby during the Livorno Harley Owners Group rally on May 22. According to Louis Roach, U.S. Army Garrison Livorno deputy commander and avid Harley Davidson rider, the visit was a great chance for Italian and American riders to ride together and in a safe environment while improving the friendship and relations.

  • Celebration honors Soldier diversity

    May 22, 2010

    Many nations, many cultures, one celebration honoring those who serve in and support the Army from the South Pacific regions, no matter what generation they represent.

  • Soccer tournament unites nationalities on Kalsu

    May 22, 2010

    In the spirit of building camaraderie through friendly competition, the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, sponsored an eight-team Armed Forces Day soccer tournament at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu, May 14 and 15, 2010.

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

    May 21, 2010

    More than 250 Soldiers gathered at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, for the first 25th Infantry Division-level organized motorcycle ride circling Oahu known as "Pacific Thunder," May 20. Pacific Thunder is planned to be a quarterly ride open to open to motorcycle-licensed "Tropic Lightning" Soldiers and military personnel who have completed the Motorcycle Safety Course.

  • Senior Leaders study past to shape future

    May 21, 2010

    U.S. Army, Pacific leaders are taking advantage of a year-long program designed to study war in the Pacific, with the added benefit of visiting former battlefields and talking to veterans who were there.

  • Presidio Police, soldiers of Presidio's 229th among MADD honorees

    May 21, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Officers of the Presidio of Monterey Police Department and Soldiers of the Army's 229th Military Intelligence Battalion were among honorees at an awards luncheon for Central California law enforcement officers sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving May 13.

  • Thousands join in annual JBLM celebration of Armed Forces

    May 21, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The base opened its arms Saturday, welcoming residents of surrounding communities to the annual Armed Forces Day celebration hosted by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Fun, challenging course attracts largest field as hundreds compete in 5K Mud Run

    May 21, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Neither one of them had ever tried anything like this. They had both won their share of races over the years, but those had been accomplished upright, clean and on courses without obstacles. None of those features existed Saturday at Soldiers Field House, site of the annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Down & Dirty 5K Mud Run.

  • Blue Grass Fire Department best in Army

    May 21, 2010

    The Blue Grass Army Depot Fire Departments' numerous training efforts and preventative measures justified its Department of the Army's Small Fire Department of the Year Award. The Department of the Army's 2009 Fire and Emergency Services awards recognize special achievements of individuals, teams and fire departments.

  • Chief of staff swears in new officers

    May 21, 2010

    The Army's chief of staff swore in 23 new officers Friday from Georgetown University's "Hoya Battalion" of the Reserve Officer Training Corps on the 40-year anniversary of his commissioning in 1970.

  • Expo offers glimpse of future gear

    May 21, 2010

    One part "Star Wars" and one part "Call of Duty," tables and booths were filled with top-of-the-line tactical gear such as socks and gloves that remain dry even when immersed in water, a robot helicopter capable of using ground-penetrating radar, and a chemical test that can tell if a captured enemy carried a specific weapon and how long ago it was fired.

  • A glimpse into Asian Pacific American heritage

    May 21, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Members of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community gathered at Madigan Army Medical Center May 14 to celebrate Asian Pacific American heritage. This year's theme, "A diverse leadership for a diverse workforce," focused on the contributions and diversity of Asian Americans. The event was hosted by Bravo Company of the Warrior Transition Battalion.

  • Lobos' support company keeps 25th CAB moving

    May 21, 2010

    The Soldiers of Headquarters and Support Company (HSC), 209th Aviation Support Battalion (ASB), Task Force Lobos, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), keep aviation moving at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq.

  • First responders see latest decontamination equipment

    May 21, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The primary site on base for training Soldiers to fight in urban settings hosted a demonstration last week of altogether different operations. Men in hazardous material suits sprayed and soaked the walls of Leschi Town May 12, demonstrating the newest equipment and solutions - the most current technologies available to respond to widespread outdoor contamination from chemical and biological agents, or the remnants of radiological or nuclear attack.

  • New SKIES Unlimited facility to enhance JBLM children's lives

    May 21, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Members of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community and Clover Park School District gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating JBLM's newest facility on May 12. The center was built for Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited, a program offered through Child, Youth and School Services. SKIES offers instructional programming in academics, arts, life skills and sports for infants through teens.

  • Tripartite mission denies violent extremists support zones, safe haven

    May 21, 2010

    The Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 25th General Support Aviation Battalion, TF Hammerhead; 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, TF Diamond Head; and 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, TF Lightning Horse, supported a tripartite force during Operation Chelan III, April 24.

  • Endangered Species Day - May 21, 2010

    May 21, 2010

    The Army protects more than 170 threatened and endangered species on its installation in the continental United States. These photos show a small sampling of those species.

  • Lt. Gen. Bostick gives FORSCOM G-1 conference update on Army personnel issues

    May 21, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick covered pressing personnel challenges with a group of senior Army leaders who can help resolve the issues during the annual Army Forces Command G-1 conference in Atlanta, May 19. As the U.S. Army's Deputy Chief of Staff G-1, he is responsible for developing, managing and executing manpower and personnel plans, programs and policies for the entire Army. Issues discussed included increasing dwell time, reducing the stress of deployments on soldiers and their families, determining the future size of the Army, managing officer and enlisted promotions, and stopping sexual harassment, suicides and drug and alcohol abuse.

  • Army takes lead in clearing low-level airspace

    May 21, 2010

    Operating in deconflicted airspace and having a joint air picture of all low-level flying activity is as critical as the missions the military conducts every day.

  • Please Add a Title!

    May 21, 2010

  • JBM-HH, Arlington Co. come together for Twilight Tattoo on May 15

    May 21, 2010

  • Racing Team, Army Partnership Proves Winning Combo

    May 21, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A little over a year after Jack Roush Sr., team owner and CEO of Roush-Fenway Racing, visited with the Soldiers, scientists, engineers and Mustang owners of Redstone Arsenal, he achieved a milestone on the racetrack - his 400th all-time victory in road racing and NASCAR combined - with his partners Team ED right by his side. Side doors that is.

  • Generations of Honorable Service: the Solhjem Family

    May 21, 2010

    TIKRIT, Iraq - There are many Soldiers who come from a long line of military history, but there are only a few who can say that they currently serve their country with their brothers and father.

  • Managing Army Contracts In The Field

    May 21, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A few years ago, Sgt. 1st Class Eric Sears turned in the keys to his Army truck for a job that is now taking him halfway around the world to manage war-related contracts. Sears, one of the Army's top non-commissioned officers, has recently deployed to Afghanistan, where he will serve with the Joint Contracting Command/Iraq-Afghanistan at the Herat Regional Contracting Center, Camp Stone.

  • O'Club Chef Cooks Up Winning Barbecue

    May 21, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The spirit of Ben Howard's grandmother lives on in the recipes of the Officers and Civilians Club.

  • Oakley representatives lay wreath at Arlington

    May 21, 2010

  • U.S. Army Environmental Command moves to San Antonio bringing 200 jobs

    May 21, 2010

    With the single command "Uncase the Colors," transfer of the U.S. Army Environmental Command from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, was made official during an Uncasing Ceremony at Fort Sam Houston on May 21.

  • Chinook Pilot Lands With Retirement

    May 21, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- During his early years as an Army helicopter pilot, Kiowas, Cobras and Apaches were Col. Newman Shufflebarger's aircraft of choice. But when the Army called for him to take over as a Chinook product manager, his affinity for the attack helicopters soon took a nose dive.

  • Program helps Soldiers, Families build Strong Bonds

    May 21, 2010

  • Program helps Soldiers, Families build Strong Bonds

    May 21, 2010

  • Corps of Engineers leads project to control invasive water hyacinth in Florida

    May 21, 2010

    A tiny insect about the size of a flea may be one of the keys to suppressing water hyacinth, an invasive aquatic plant which has often choked Florida's navigable waters.

  • CGSCAca,!E+students finish new master's degree program at KU

    May 21, 2010

    Twenty-two students from the Command and General Staff College graduated May 14 from a partnership master's degree program that focuses on supply chain management. Through the program, offered through a joint agreement between CGSC and the University of Kansas, students earn a master's of business science with a focus on supply chain management.

  • USASAC launches new website, embraces social media

    May 21, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command has recently overhauled its website and can now be found on many of your favorite social networks.

  • TRADOC Leader Promotes Education, Innovation

    May 21, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. - One of the Army's top commanding generals visited the Fort Rucker community last week to promote Army resiliency, technology, education and more.

  • Human terrain teams train at Fort Leavenworth

    May 21, 2010

    Training and Doctrine Command's Human Terrain System program deploys teams of social scientists along with U.S. military units, a practice that began in Iraq in 2007.

  • CAC Commander Visits Fort Rucker

    May 21, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. - Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, visited Fort Rucker May 12-14 to participate in an Army forum, and interact with Soldiers at the Warrant Office Career College and around the installation.

  • Conference of American Armies comes to APG

    May 21, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is hosting the next session of the Conference of American Armies May 31 to June 4 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Race Aids Fort Rucker's 10-miler Team Selection

    May 21, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. - Humidity and hills challenged Fort Rucker Soldiers and runners during the annual Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Army 10-miler run-off and relay May 15.

  • 470th MI Brigade Soldiers combine survivability, technical training

    May 21, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With the goal of developing and maintaining highly adaptive and highly mobile modular Signal Intelligence survey teams, the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade is combining aspects of both technical and survival skills in its training.

  • Celebrating First Army spouses

    May 21, 2010

    Cheryl Williams, Mary Miller and Kathy Debord prepare to slice the cake during a First Army Spouse Appreciation Day ceremony May 14 at the Getaway Club on Fort Gillem. The ceremony highlighted the contribution spouses make to the military.

  • Paula Deen offers families a dose of "southern comfort"

    May 21, 2010

    Military families were treated to a night out at the May 19 Washington Nationals-New York Mets game at Nationals Park. The event, hosted by Smithfield Foods, included a VIP reception prior to the game with 500 military members and families and Paula Deen, the "Queen of Southern Cuisine".

  • U.S. military chaplains visit East African leaders

    May 21, 2010

    NAIROBI, Kenya- Imam Walid Habash, a Muslim chaplain for the U.S. Air Force, joined other military chaplains for a recent trip to strengthen relationships between the American people and Muslim communities in East Africa. U.S. Air Force Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Gary Snyder, U.S. Air Force Chaplain (Capt.) Habash, U.S. Navy Chaplain (Capt.) Robert Young and U.S. Army Chaplain (Col.) David Colwell met African community, religious and government leaders in four countries during the 13-day trip.

  • Trainees become Soldiers, national citizens in same week

    May 21, 2010

  • U.S. Forces Transfer JSS to Iraqi Army

    May 21, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers of Company B, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, transferred Joint Security Station Cahill on May 17 to members of 1st Battalion, 45th Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division, assigned to 9th Iraqi Mechanized Army Division.

  • Trainees become Soldiers, national citizens in same week

    May 21, 2010

  • Putting Green Dedication at the Warrior and Family Support Center

    May 21, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- PGA golfers attend putting green dedication at the Warrior and family Support Center May 11.

  • Houston students visit Fort Sam Houston

    May 21, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Students from Varnett Elementary, East Campus, Houston, visited Fort Sam Houston May 14 as part of their spring trip to San Antonio.

  • Schoomaker emphasizes values, trust at medical symposium

    May 21, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO -- "Our Soldiers and Families trust in you, as medical professionals, to be technically, physically, emotionally and spiritually prepared to care for them during some of the most difficult and frightening times of their lives," said Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Eric B. Schoomaker, Army surgeon general and commander, U.S. Army Medical Command to more than 2,000 military and civilian medical professionals gathered at the Association of the U.S. Army's Institute of Land Warfare Medical Symposium and Exposition in downtown San Antonio May 17.

  • Gourmet meals at the front lines' You bet your field kitchen!

    May 21, 2010

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- A booming voice calls the final nine minutes of competition and the frenetic pace in the steam-drenched field kitchen raises a notch to frantic. Above the roar of the jet-fueled burner and clanking pans and utensils, last minute instructions push the team of 15 "Chow Hounds" setting up their gourmet meal for judging.

  • Stewart-Hunter Armed Forces kids run fun workout for all ages

    May 21, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- More than 150 kids gathered on 6th Street early Saturday morning for Fort Stewart's Armed Forces Kids Run. Runners were broken down into three age groups: 5-6 (1/2 mile run), 7-8 (1 mile run) and 9-13 (2 miles). According to run organizer, Dagmar Peguero-Olinger, Child, Youth and School Services coordinator, this was Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's first year participating in Armed Forces Kids Run.

  • Paula Deen and Nationals welcome military families

    May 21, 2010

  • Inching our way to college

    May 21, 2010

    They were taken with little feet, but the small steps of 19 graduates of the Child, Youth and Schools Services pre-Kindergarten were large leaps toward higher education and a better life. On Tuesday, at the Fort McPherson Post Theater, the graduates completed their journey, which began in August 2009, of the course that would prepare them for their educational future. "It's been an exciting year. I'm excited for the kids," said Laura Stephenson, pre-K teacher. "They're completely different little people now."

  • Local art show paints bright picture for Iraq's future

    May 21, 2010

    BAGHDAD - The room was boiling hot due to the sheer number of people present. A canvas of variety, it was filled with people from many walks of life - sheiks, Iraqi Security Force soldiers, local Iraqi businessmen and businesswomen, U.S. Soldiers, American civilians, Iraqi children. Such different ways of life, yet everyone was smiling and talking with each other like friends. What brought them all together would have been unheard of a few years ago, but because of the progress and stability in the area, an art show was able to go off without hitch.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps holds Dragon motorcycle run

    May 21, 2010

    More than 200 people turned out for the XVIII Airborne Corps' motorcycle run Saturday. The purpose of the mentorship ride was to teach servicemembers about motorcycle safety and techniques. The ride was in line with the Department of the Army's Motorcycle Mentorship Program, established to improve motorcycle safety for riders.

  • Dancing up confidence: pre-K students display skills

    May 21, 2010

    The children of the Fort McPherson Child, Youth and School Services pre-Kindergarten class got to put their confidence to the test during a dancing skit at the Post Theater May 14. The skit featured three different dance types - a ballet, a tap dance choreography, and a hip hop choreography. "It was a chance (for the children) to get up in front of all these people," said Tamra Konczey, pre-K program administration assistant. "The main thing was to impart confidence to these children in a child friendly way and environment."

  • Fort Bragg brings back Fishing 101 to teach basics, improve skills

    May 21, 2010

    By popular demand, Fort Bragg's Fishing 101 class is returning for another year. Whether you're looking to learn the basics or brushing up on your skills, the Bragg Bass Busters, in conjunction with the Fort Bragg Wildlife Center, invite you to attend their educational fishing class, held at Lower McKellar's Lake on Fort Bragg Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Fort Stewart employee remains vigilant, alert for info security

    May 21, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Security managers on the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield installation frequently find in their e-mail tidbits of information relating to automatic teller machine scams, Facebook security, identity theft, and even personal warnings for out country travel. Such information comes for the Stewart-Hunter information security program manager, Guy Shifflett, of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security section.

  • Field of Honor reveres servicemembers

    May 21, 2010

    Members of the Fayetteville, Fort Bragg and surrounding communities gathered outside the grounds of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum to witness the opening ceremony of this year's Glory Days Field of Honor display Saturday in Fayetteville.

  • Spring time for many patriotic holidays

    May 21, 2010

    While spring may be known for the season of blooming flowers and warmer weather, it's also a period of great patriotism. Sunday, we celebrated Armed Forces Day, at the end of the month we'll celebrate Memorial Day and June 14 is Flag Day. Each of these holidays is very special and unique.

  • Task Force Marne Soldiers remember fallen comrades with bracelets

    May 21, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - A silver, metal band on the wrist of Sgt. Ralph D. Gaskin II, a vocalist for the 3rd Infantry Division Band, and a Fort Wayne, Ind., native, glints in the light as he sits in his office at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. He wears the band engraved with his fallen battle buddy's name, Sgt. Mason Lee Lewis, who died during Sgt. Gaskin's last deployment to Iraq in 2007. Sergeant Lewis was part of, "Top Flite," Company C, 26th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID.

  • Airborne artillery light up the night at JFEX

    May 21, 2010

    Airborne artillerymen from 18th Fires Brigade, exited a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft a few seconds behind their howitzers on Sicily Drop Zone as part of the joint forcible entry exercise on April 28. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 321st Airborne Field Artillery Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment (HIMARS), lit up the night sky with their M777A2 howitzer and high mobility artillery rocket system, which played a significant part in securing the airfield.

  • Installation presented Environmental Quality award

    May 21, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield hosted the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Safety, Environment, and Occupational, Health on May 14. The Honorable Tad Davis visited Fort Stewart to present the installation with the Army's Environmental Quality Award. He said the award is a testament to the Army's resolve to be good stewards of our resources.

  • 3rd BCT paratroopers earn Expert Infantryman Badges

    May 21, 2010

    Dozens of infantrymen stood in formation as Family members, friends and leadership pinned the Expert Infantryman Badge on the EIB graduates' chests during an award ceremony at Pike Field, May 14. The majority of the graduates were from 1st and 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

  • 3rd CAB follows through on a promise

    May 21, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - In January, Soldiers flew through negative degree weather landing in Camp Kiwi, Bamyan, Afghanistan to drop off school supplies for local children. After talking with the children at Bamyan, the Soldiers from Company A, Task Force Knighthawk, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, made a promise to return with more supplies to help the community teach their children. On a flight through warmer weather, the Soldiers returned to fulfill their promise, May 10.

  • Fort Bragg health clinic cuts ribbon on new addition

    May 21, 2010

    The Robinson Health Clinic at Fort Bragg now has nearly 77,000 square feet. The clinic has modernized space to meet the needs of servicemembers and Family members of the 82nd Airborne Division. The project cost more than $13 million and nearly doubled the size of the lab services and optometry areas and quadrupled the physical therapy space.

  • Army applies boot camp approach to acquisition workforce

    May 21, 2010

    Here at the Army Contracting Command (ACC), we believe that both our short- and long-term organizational success is directly related to the manner in which our workforce is recruited, hired, integrated, developed and mentored. Particularly, we consider the first few years of a new hire's career critical for long-term, productive and satisfying government service. As a result, we focus a considerable amount of time, energy and resources to lay the foundation for our new hires' transformation to fully productive members of our workforce.

  • 3rd ID ground troops depend on aviation unit out of Germany

    May 21, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -The eyes in the sky that provide constant intelligence reports and cover for the 2nd "Spartan" Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers are Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Illesheim Army Airfield, Germany.

  • Case lot sale equals bundles of savings

    May 21, 2010

    It only happens twice a year, and members of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem communities weren't about to miss out on all the savings at the commissary case lot sale. The sale, which took place May 13 and 14 at Fort McPherson, and Saturday and Sunday at Fort Gillem, allowed shoppers to buy items in bulk at savings ranging from 35 to 50 percent, said Mailyn Pargo, Fort McPherson commissary manager.

  • Local senior selected as Presidential Scholar

    May 21, 2010

    Vilseck High School senior Darren Eldredge could easily write this article about himself. As the valedictorian of his class, an Eagle Scout, accomplished soccer player and self-taught pianist, he excels at everything he attempts. Recently, Eldredge was one of 141 students named as a 2010 U.S. Presidential Scholar. The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selected students based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations, transcripts, community service, leadership and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.

  • Emory Upton changes U.S Army Tactics

    May 21, 2010

    "He was incontestably the best tactician of either army" Major General James H. Wilson in the Foreword of Military Policy of the United States by Emory Upton.

  • 10th Mountain Division welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    May 21, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y - Soldiers and community members of 10th Mountain Division (LI) gave a warm North Country welcome May 14 to their newest leader. Fort Drum hosted a change of responsibility ceremony as the duties of 10th Mountain Division (LI) command sergeant major passed from Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth E. Patton to Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher K. Greca.

  • Boy Scout shares love of reading with German students

    May 21, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Vilseck High School ninth-grader Daniel Pippin collected more than 1,500 books and donated them to local schools as part of his Eagle Scout service project.

  • Commitment to Army health care grows

    May 21, 2010

    Aberdeen Proving Ground became the latest installation to adopt the U.S. Army's Healthcare Covenant May 20 as APG senior leaders pledged to serve the community with the best medical care possible.

  • Army Lacrosse moves forward in NCAA tournament, game to be streamed live on AKO

    May 21, 2010

    Soldiers around the world can support the USMA Black Knights lacrosse team as they take on Cornell this weekend, thanks to an agreement between ESPN and Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online.

  • 'Theater of War' performs for 21st TSC, KMC Soldiers

    May 21, 2010

    Echoes of ancient Greek drama filled the air inside the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center on Daenner Kaserne May 20 here as Soldiers and Families from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and the Kaiserslautern Military Community gathered to take part in an innovative new program.

  • Gates reports on visit to Carson Warrior Transition Unit

    May 21, 2010

    A visit to the warrior transition unit at Fort Carson, Colo., this week was worth the time, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during a Pentagon news conference.

  • Louisiana Guard continues efforts to protect coast from oil spill

    May 21, 2010

    The Louisiana National Guard's construction of the Tiger Dam shoreline protection system near in the southwest pass of the Mississippi River Delta continues to move ahead as an oil spill threatens the Gulf Coast.

  • U.S., French reservists celebrate French National Day of Reserves

    May 21, 2010

    Members of the U.S. Army Reserve's 7th Civil Support Command and French reservists celebrated the National Day of the Reserves at Chaumont-Semouties, Haute-Marne, France, May 8-9.

  • USACE People: Europe District engineer takes to Africa's dunes

    May 21, 2010

    By day, Achim Knacksterdt manages architects and engineers. After hours, the German engineer straps on his running shoes, running 50 to 90 miles each week.

  • Jobs: Employment & Education Fair at JFC Brunssum Conference Center May 26

    May 21, 2010

    Employment & Education Fair - Wednesday, May 26, 1000-1400, JFC Conference Center, Brunssum

  • Hungarian Soldiers have opportunity to fire American weapons

    May 21, 2010

    Hungarian Soldiers from Multinational Battle Group West visited Multinational Battle Group East's Camp Bondsteel May 14 for a team building exercise that included a day of qualification on U.S. weapons.

  • A Company, 125th BSB, 3rd IBCT, 1st AD "Roughryders" sharpen their water purification skil

    May 20, 2010

    There are many resources needed to sustain a military unit, but one of them towers above all others in importance; clean water. This fact wasnAca,!a,,ct lost on the Aca,!A"RoughryderAca,!A? water purification specialists of A Company, 125th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, as they trained with the Tactical Water Purification System during their battalionAca,!a,,cs 10-day field training exercise at McGregor Range, N.M., May 12-21. Taking up shop at the rangeAca,!a,,cs waste water treatment facility, the crew worked on the crucial practice of turning bleak water into clean water.

  • Integrated Training Environment to Link Training Tools Systems

    May 20, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army's Integrated Training Environment (ITE) will link selected Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations (TADSS); infrastructure; Battle Command/Knowledge Management (BC/KM) systems; and a training scenario framework. The ITE will help prepare Soldiers for full spectrum operations by approximating operational environment (OE) conditions in the three training domains: operational, institutional and self-development. The ITE will help leaders, trainers, and educators close training and educational gaps better than separate live, virtual or constructive training environments.

  • Presidio of Monterey in the Information Technology World

    May 20, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The United States Army Garrison (USAG), Presidio of Monterey (POM) continues to move forward in the information age. While we each individually may not be hip to today's cutting edge technology as your average 15-year old, we are using many of the tools that many of our Service Members (SM) and Family Members (FM) are using.

  • Wreath laying ceremony for President of Mexico

    May 20, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commander, Joint Force Headquarters/ National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington stands attentively as the President of Mexico lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the assistance of Sgt. First Class Alfred Lanier, Sergeant of the Guard for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, at Arlington National Cemetery, May 20, 2010.

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