Archive: May 2010

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  • Good neighbors in housing show respect, consideration

    May 17, 2010

    Most everyone has had a bad neighbor at some point in their lives.

  • Commander's Cup goes to SOCEUR for second year running

    May 17, 2010

    Despite the cool temperature and steady rainfall, 19 teams participated in the second annual Commander's Cup Golf Tournament at the Stuttgart Golf Course May 14.

  • Army officials to discuss helmet recall, replacement plan

    May 17, 2010

  • Stuttgart DoDDS celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

    May 17, 2010

    Teachers around the world - including those in the Department of Defense Education Activity - were honored May 2-8 during National Teacher Appreciation Week.

  • Family housing fires are child's play, officials say

    May 17, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- Arson was the cause of two basement fires in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart military family housing last month.

  • Senegalese and Malian soldiers train with U.S. special forces in Mali

    May 17, 2010

    Malian and Senegalese soldiers worked with their counterparts from the Special Operations Task Force (SOF) - 103, taking part in classes on small unit tactics, movements, and convoy vehicle recover drills, May 11, 2010 in Bamako.

  • Miss America visits USAG Stuttgart

    May 17, 2010

    Miss America 2010, Caressa Cameron, receives some help from 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Soldiers as she prepares to take a simulated parachute drop and practice landing on a ship, using virtual reality technology, on May 13.

  • Garrison gathers world cultures 'under one roof'

    May 17, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart made history May 6 when it hosted Diversity Day, a multicultural event with performances and informational booths representing countries around the world.

  • Army Officials to Discuss Helmet Recall & Replacement Plan

    May 17, 2010

    Army officials will discuss the ongoing recall and replacement of the Advanced Combat Helmets May 17, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the Pentagon (Room 1E462).

  • Empowering Mannheim community children through literature

    May 17, 2010

  • Military leaders stress need to share information

    May 17, 2010

    As U.S. forces increasingly work as part of multinational coalitions, they are part of a cultural shift toward more information sharing and working more closely with allied troops.

  • 'Theater of War' begins tour of Germany

    May 17, 2010

    "Theater of War," a project of the Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, was performed in Heidelberg at the Patrick Henry Village Theater May 12 as the first of 18 performances scheduled in Germany.

  • Guard Soldiers Honored for Service in Afghanistan

    May 16, 2010

    About 200 family members, friends and community supporters came to the Fargo Civic Center this morning to show their appreciation for 43 Soldiers who spent a year in Afghanistan. The North Dakota Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment's RAID (Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment) III group, along with their family members and employers, were honored for their service during a Freedom Salute.

  • Army Reserve opens second Army Strong Community Center in Brevard, N.C., May 15

    May 16, 2010

    BREVARD, N.C. - Tucked away at the entrance of the Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina, the small community of about 6,000 residents welcomed the nation's second Army Strong Community Center during a grand opening ceremony May 15.

  • Family Fun Fest

    May 16, 2010

    25th Infantry Division families enjoy rides, food and activities at the Family Fun Fest, held May 15, 2010, at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Maj. Gen. Champoux

    May 16, 2010

    MG Bernard S. Champoux, Commanding General, 25th Infantry Division

  • Please Add a Title!

    May 16, 2010

  • Tropic Lightning Rangers

    May 16, 2010

    A team of 'Wolfhound' Battalion officers represented the 25th Infantry Division at the Best Ranger Competition and completed the grueling course at Fort Benning, Ga., May 7-10, 2010.

  • The Army Training Concept

    May 15, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Training Concept (ATC) is a new Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) concept capability plan for the future 2012-2020 Modular Force. The ATC describes the training requirements and capabilities for the Army to generate and sustain trained units that can successfully conduct full-spectrum operations (FSO) across the spectrum of conflict in an uncertain joint, interagency, intergovernmental and multinational (JIIM) environment over an extended period. Separate from and complementary to the Army Leader Development Strategy (ALDS), it informs the development of the Army Training Strategy, and exploits the synergy across the training domains to achieve Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) objectives.

  • US Army Europe Chaplains Build Partnerships with Restored Estonian Military Chaplaincy

    May 15, 2010

    Col. Ray Bailey, Command Chaplain U.S. Army Europe (right) and Lt. Col. Taavi Laanepere, Chief of Chaplains Estonia Defence Force (center), discuss religious support issues of the Estonian military chaplaincy in Tapa, Estonia, May 13, 2010. Several chaplains from U.S. Army Europe and the Estonia Defence Force were in attendance at the meetings. This is the U.S. Army Europe Command Chaplain's first visit with the Estonian Chief of Chaplains. The U.S. Army Europe Chaplain's Office conducted the visit with the Estonian Defence Force chaplains to build partnerships between the land forces components of the two nations. The Estonian Military Chaplaincy was restored in 1996. This year the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps celebrates its 235th year of service as a branch.

  • 25th ID recognizes volunteers for their hard work

    May 14, 2010

    A group of 25th Infantry Division Soldiers and family members received awards for volunteering from Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division during the division's Volunteer Recognition Ceremony May 13 at the Post Conference room, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Afghanistan

    May 14, 2010

    101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny in Forward Operating Base Wolverine, Shinkai, Afghanistan May 6-7.

  • USAG-Oahu board committed to setting youth straight

    May 14, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - When it comes to getting wayward youth back on track, the Oahu Juvenile Review Board is ready to step in and do its part.

  • Capt. Jay Burns, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade

    May 14, 2010

    Capt. Jay Burns, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny judge advocate waits to load a CH-47 Chinook helicpter in Forward Operating Base Wolverine, Afghanistan May 7, 2010. PHOTO BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Garrison leaders search for solutions to AFAP's quality of life issues

    May 14, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 2010 Army Family Action Plan Conference may have come and gone, but the issues raised by delegates at this past spring's brief-out continue to command the attention of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii leadership.

  • Trainer gives tips on cardio, strength training, nutrition

    May 14, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS - Fitness Facts is a fun new column providing fitness tips covering a wide range of health and fitness subjects.

  • Hawaii's diverse cultures represented in Pineapple Festival

    May 14, 2010

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii - Along with the sweet and delicious taste of Hawaiian pineapple, diverse local culture and vast history was celebrated during the Wahiawa Pineapple Festival and parade, held here, May 8.

  • Partnership signing reflects Army's commitment to Hawaii's watersheds

    May 14, 2010

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - Seven public and private organizations affirmed their commitment to protecting Oahu's primary source of fresh water, April 22, at Kaala Farm, here.

  • Civilian loses to win, encourages others to do the same

    May 14, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - It's a typical Monday, and instead of slogging her way through the day like the majority of the working population, Adrian Jones whizzes through a spin class before a full day of work, bounces through a step class, dances through a zumba class and finishes out the day with hefting weights and stair stepping, at the Fort Shafter Gym, and the Health and Fitness Center and Martinez Physical Fitness Center, here.

  • Presidio welcomes 3,500 visitors to DLIFLC annual language day event

    May 14, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - An estimated 3,500 visitors joined with faculty, staff and students of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center to celebrate Language Day on May 14.

  • Joint service open house visitors get up-close with Army

    May 14, 2010

    At the far end of the busy flight line: the sci-fi looking hanger where Air Force One is housed. At the other end, thousands of military family members and school groups were entertained during an exclusive preview of the 2010 Joint Service Open House.

  • Environmental Stewardship Evident in New FORSCOM/USARC Headquarters Project

    May 14, 2010

    A selection of images from the site of the new FORSCOM/USARC combined headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Federal Strategy for Chesapeake Bay Watershed Restoration and Protection Released

    May 14, 2010

    The new federal strategy for restoring and protecting the Chesapeake region, released on May 12, 2010, includes initiatives to restore clean water, implement new conservation practices on four million acres of farms, conserve two million acres of undeveloped land, and restore oysters in 20 tributaries of the Bay.

  • APG hosts Armed Forces Day

    May 14, 2010

    Soldiers in period uniforms, Gold Star Families and interactive displays by tenant commands were part of the pageantry on parade during the 2010 Armed Forces Day activities May 14 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Installation Commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice and Garrison Commander Col. Orlando Ortiz welcomed more than 500 visitors during opening ceremonies at the installation's Ordnance Museum.

  • Block Party Caps Month Of The Military Child

    May 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Redstone Arsenal gave its military connected children one last big thank you May 1, ending the 2010 Month of the Military Child.

  • Brady Breezes To Third Straight Post Golf Championship

    May 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Defending champion Mike Brady didn't mind the windy conditions on the second day of the 2010 post golf championship. While his eight competitors may have wished for better weather, Brady shot a 1-over 73, improving from his first-day 75. He won the tournament for the third straight year May 1-2 at the Links. This was his final appearance in the active-duty championship because he's retiring from the Air Force in July.

  • Soldier Experience Aims At Missile Success

    May 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Among the presentations about missile weapon systems, weapon system technology and the management of weapon systems, two Soldiers speaking to attendees at the Tactical Missiles Conference brought the day's meetings to the very heart of the matter - saving Soldier lives.

  • 'Every Day I Wake Up Pushing Myself To Do More'

    May 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Cpl. Jason Scarborough is on a mission of fitness and health. This wounded warrior has been spending several hours a week at the Sparkman Fitness Center, working with certified personal trainer Joe Martin to gain strength in his injured knee and to shed the 50 pounds he has gained since sustaining his injuries during a deployment to Iraq.

  • Years Of Contributing To The Nation's Defense

    May 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When Dr. Bill Craig looked over the long list of previous Medaris Award winners, he could hardly believe his name would be among them. That list of names includes Lt. Gen. Jim Link, Brig. Gen. Bob Drolet, Sen. Richard Shelby, Sen. Howell Heflin, Dr. Bill McCorkle and 2009 winner retired Maj. Gen. Jim Snider. And now it includes Bill Craig.

  • Historic summit concludes with emphasis on adapting land forces to meet 21st century challenges

    May 14, 2010

    The African Land Forces Summit concluded Friday with remarks from Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett, as they emphasized cooperation and flexibility among military forces, and thanked each delegate for their contributions to the historic gathering.

  • Military Spouse Appreciation Day: ACS recognizes local spouses

    May 14, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Fort Sam Houston honored men and women who have devoted their lives to keeping the home fires burning May 7 during Military Spouse Appreciation Day, a free event at Army Community Service.

  • Soldiers roll away with silver in wheelchair basketball

    May 14, 2010

    The Marine Corps used teamwork and skill to win gold in the inaugural Warrior Games wheelchair basketball tourney Thursday, beating Army 44-15.

  • New operations center takes shape at Army Sustainment Command

    May 14, 2010

    A new center will link Army Sustainment Command's global operations to headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord honors volunteers of year

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Volunteers donate their time and talents to help others year round, asking nothing in return. The impact to the community is immeasurable.

  • Cyclists refuse to leave teammate behind

    May 14, 2010

    The Warrior Games' cycling competition, held at the U.S. Air Force Academy Thursday in a May snow shower, would have daunted the toughest of professional cyclists, but not wounded, ill and injured servicemembers.

  • Wounded get taste of professional soccer at Sounders game

    May 14, 2010

    SEATTLE - As they soaked up the first year of Seattle Sounders FC soccer in 2009, Glen Mulkey and Matt Goecks began to wonder what it would be like to share that unique experience with wounded warriors. Mulkey, a corpsman at Naval Hospital Bremerton, and Goecks, a specialist with 110th Chemical Battalion at Joint Base Lewis McChord, loved the camaraderie they discovered as members of the Emerald City Supporters, the Seattle team's support group. They even became founding members of the ESC Armed Services Group for current and former military. Reaching out to the JBLM Warrior Transition Battalion through soccer made perfect sense to the two men. So this year they sought to create a bridge between the Sounders and the WTB.

  • SKIES meeting goals of Army Covenant

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The Army Family Covenant continues improving quality of life for Army families. One of the more evident ways it's doing so at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is through the opening of a new facility on JBLM Lewis Main.

  • Soldier saves battle buddy's life with simple act of caring

    May 14, 2010

    It was a hot Iraq day Aug. 7, 2008 and it seemed like the walls were closing in on Spc. Joe Sanders.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier's crosshairs set on Warrior Games

    May 14, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Dean Isaacs didn't let his back pain keep him from competing in the inaugural Warrior Games this week in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Reintegration a team effort

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - With joyous reunions their focal images, ceremonies for military units coming home from combat zones appear from the outside to be simple to organize and execute. What could be easier than calling families to greet their Soldiers - then getting out of the way' Though the operations and deployment pace of units assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord gives units plenty of practice, reunions and reintegrations require time, care and effort.

  • Fallen, not forgotten: Civil War buffs dedicate event to one of their own

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Opening ceremonies of the Civil War re-enactment at Fort Steilacoom Park May 1 dedicated the event to Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier, Specialist Aaron Aamot. During the ceremony, a bell rang 22 times, once for each of the Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment who have died in Afghanistan, as their names were read. Among the many people in period dress, Aamot's parents, Mark and Julie, were in attendance at the event.

  • Karzai visits Fort Campbell

    May 14, 2010

    The President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, gives a speech to more than 1,000 Soldiers and their Families at Fort Campbell. Karzai wanted to meet and thank Soldiers and their Families for their service and sacrifice not only to their country but to Afghanistan as well.

  • Adaptable spouse reaching her goals

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Being a military spouse can be a daunting role filled with long days living in a service member's shadow, but Stephanie Gonzalez is proof that doesn't have to be the case. Since marrying an Army officer, Gonzalez has learned to adapt and make the most of a lifestyle in which changes and relocating are inevitable. She does this by approaching each move as a new opportunity.

  • A tip of the cap: Rainiers say thank you with 'Salute to Armed Forces Night'

    May 14, 2010

    TACOMA, Wash. - The best place on the planet to be wearing a military uniform Saturday evening might have been Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. The Seattle Mariners' Triple A affiliate Tacoma Rainiers pulled out all the stops with Salute to Armed Forces Night. With Tacoma the center of a military-rich part of the state, Alyson Jones, director of media development and events, said Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines form a significant part of the Rainiers' fan base.

  • A fitness routine designed for you

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McChord, Wash. - New CrossFit room on Joint Base Lewis-McChord will test strength, flexibility and stamina of all who enter.

  • Army Secretary recalls America's traditions in African Land Forces Summit address

    May 14, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh speaks to 31 delegations and staff at the closing ceremony of the African Land Forces Summit in Virginia today.

  • USASAC attends Colombian Armed Forces Aviation Program Management Review in Bogota

    May 14, 2010

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Representatives from the U.S. Army Security Assistance attended the Colombian Armed Forces Aviation Program Management Review in Bogota, Colombia, May 4-6.

  • Fort Huachuca hosts annual Safety Day event

    May 14, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz.-- About 5,000 people attended more than 60 exhibits during Fort Huachuca's Safety Day, Thursday, in Barnes Field House. The event is designed to teach the public about various safety aspects such as how to use a fire extinguisher and different community programs. Attendees were also welcome to have their vision checked and given the opportunity to drive a golf cart while wearing goggles that gave the illusion of what it's like to drive while under the influence of alcohol.

  • Pulse Check: Part 3 Defense Ammunition Center

    May 14, 2010

    MCALESTER, Okla.--April 29, Lt. Gen. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, put a finger on the pulse of the center and school for ammunition logistical support and explosives safety.

  • Pulse Check: Part 2 McAlester Army Ammunition Plant

    May 14, 2010

    MCALESTER, Okla. -- After a 36 minute flight from Texas, one of the U.S. Army Materiel Command's top bosses arrived for a guided tour and briefings on assets here, April 29.

  • Army Birthday and Purple Heart Recipient Day

    May 14, 2010

    Come and join our celebration for the Army Birthday.

  • Pulse Check: Part 1 Red River Army Depot

    May 14, 2010

    RED RIVER ARMY DEPOT, Texas -- One of the U.S. Army Materiel Command's top leaders took a pulse check of operations here, April 28.

  • Soldiers earn silver in volleyball, cycling, basketball; 4 golds in shooting

    May 14, 2010

    The excitement was dizzying, the noise deafening and in the end Army's sitting volleyball team was literally left sitting at half court wondering how they let the gold medal get away.

  • USACE resumes work on Fort Campbell housing after dump discovered

    May 14, 2010

    Louisville District's collaboration on investigation saves $9 million, gets construction started back earlier than planned.

  • Early Morning at Fort Huachuca

    May 14, 2010

    Laura Clawson, A volunteer with the Hummingbird Monitoring Network changes one of the many feeders on Fort Huachuca.

  • Fort Stewart: IMCOM paves way to strong future with new strategy, logo

    May 14, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Installation Management Command recently unveiled both its campaign plan outlining how every Soldier, Family Member, and Civilian plays a vital role in supporting our nation's warriors and a new IMCOM logo. The plan is a living document that focuses on six areas, or "lines of effort:" Soldier, Family and Civilian Readiness; Soldier, Family and Civilian Well Being; Leader and Workforce Development; Installation Readiness; Safety; and Energy Efficiency and Security. The new IMCOM brand showcases the installations importance as the Army's home.

  • African delegates to Land Forces Summit address security challenges

    May 14, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The theme of Tuesday afternoon's discussions at the African Land Forces Summit focused on the myriad of security challenges on the continent with causes ranging from violent extremism to climate change. Guest speaker Dr. Jeffrey Herbst, Provost and Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Miami University, provided the summit's 31 delegations with an overview of historical trends on continental security, stability, and politics.

  • Sierra Leone and Brig. Gen. Kabia: A progressive voice for African military women

    May 14, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Kestoria Kabia represents Sierra Leone this week at the African Land Forces Summit - not only with the country's delegation, but as its first female one-star.

  • Ground broken for $5 million child care center

    May 14, 2010

    Even the rain didn't stop leaders and children of Fort Leavenworth from breaking ground in real grass and dirt indoors in preparation for a new child care facility May 10. A $5 million facility will soon be under construction north of the current Child Development Center at 120 Dickman Ave. Carol Shafer, director of Child, Youth and School Services, said that the facility would be a combination building - for child care under age 5 and for the School-Age Services program.

  • CGSCAca,!E+Foundation CEO honored at Truman luncheon

    May 14, 2010

    A Vietnam veteran, a former U.S. Senator and students from all over the globe were honored at the 58th Annual Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation luncheon May 6 at the Marriott Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. This event is held annually on or before the May 8 birthday of the late President Truman. Retired Col. Robert R. Ulin received the Philip Pistilli Silver Veteran's Medal, former Sen. Jean Carnahan of Missouri received the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award, and students from 25 other countries were recognized for receiving scholarships from local colleges during the luncheon.

  • Pair join ranks of Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame

    May 14, 2010

    A Medal of Honor recipient from World War II and a Vietnam-era Army aviator turned Congressman became the newest members of the Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame in a ceremony May 11 at the Lewis and Clark Center. Col. Charles W. Davis and Rep. Leonard L. Boswell of Iowa, both former students and instructors at the Command and General Staff College, were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

  • Defense secretary visits Leavenworth, speaks at CGSC

    May 14, 2010

    Intermediate level military officers who have combat experience must use their experience to influence their branches as they enter leadership positions, the secretary of Defense told Command and General Staff College students May 7. Robert Gates visited Kansas this month to talk with Intermediate Level Education students at CGSC, commemorate the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, and meet with military spouses at Fort Riley.

  • Army Chief of Staff George Casey addresses Naval Postgraduate School community

    May 14, 2010

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., U.S. Army Chief of Staff, addressed military officers at the Naval Postgraduate School as part of the Secretary of the Navy's Guest Lecture series, May 13. The NPS is an academic institution whose emphasis is on study and research programs relevant to the Navy's interests, as well as to the interests of other arms of the DoD. While in California Casey also visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. DFLIC is regarded as one of the finest schools for foreign language instruction in the nation. The Institute provides resident instruction in 24 languages and several dialects, five days a week, seven hours per day, with two to three hours of homework each night.

  • Asian flair featured at annual heritage celebration

    May 14, 2010

    Trophy Point had a distinct Asian flair May 7 when it was turned over to Chinese, Korean and the Filipino members of cadet Asian-Pacific groups and their guests to showcase their food, cultural dances and demonstrations of martial arts for the 9th annual Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration. This event is sponsored by the West Point Equal Opportunity Office and the Simon Center for Professional Military Ethic department.

  • Annual fishing derby hooks West Point Families

    May 14, 2010

  • Soldier Practices Marksmanship with Simulator

    May 14, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Samuel Lagrou, 7th Signal Command (Theater), Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Fort Gordon, Ga., practices marksmanship on the Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) 2000 during the 7th Signal Command (Theater) Soldier of the Year competition held at Fort Gordon, Ga., recently.

  • Soldier Practices Marksmanship with Simulator

    May 14, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Samuel Lagrou, 7th Signal Command (Theater), Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Fort Gordon, Ga., practices marksmanship on the Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) 2000 during the 7th Signal Command (Theater) Soldier of the Year competition held at Fort Gordon, Ga., recently.

  • West Point cadets invent Statue of Liberty evacuation device

    May 14, 2010

    On May 5, a team of civil and mechanical engineering majors visited the Statue of Liberty for a live demonstration of their capstone project, a device which makes evacuating casualties inside the national monument safer and faster.

  • West Point honors five distinguished graduates

    May 14, 2010

    The West Point Association of Graduates honors five distinguished graduates at 11 a.m. May 18 during the alumni exercise and review ceremony on the Plain. The distinguished graduate honor was first awarded in 1992. Awardees are nominated by presidents of West Point societies and U.S. Military Academy classes and are chosen by a WPAOG committee.

  • Warrior Games showcase abilities, highlight spirit of competition

    May 14, 2010

    More than 200 wounded warriors came together over the past week in athletic competition to showcase their abilities and potential at the inaugural Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. The U.S. Olympic Committee hosted the games and events, which included shooting, swimming, archery, track, discus, shot put, cycling, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball.

  • Louisiana Guard supports shoreline protection mission

    May 14, 2010

    Louisiana National Guard's Soldiers continued transporting water diversion system materials yesterday in support of the shoreline protection mission near the southwest pass of the Mississippi River delta.

  • Enhancing International Security Assistance Force Preparation

    May 13, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> In Afghanistan, relevant and current information impacts the decision-making process on the ground. With 45 International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troop-contributing nations (TCN), the much-needed information resides on nine recognized networks, often with national restrictions. To overcome these obstacles, the Afghan Mission Network (AMN) was created to foster collaboration and information sharing by all ISAF TCNs. The U.S. AMN segment, CENTRIX-ISAF (CX-I), is scheduled for June 2010 implementation.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Presidio

    May 13, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Gen. George W. Casey, Army chief of staff, visited the Presidio of Monterey May 13. Casey spoke with Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center staff and students and learned about the various technologies that help facilitate language proficiency.

  • 'Play it Safe on Your Glide'

    May 13, 2010

    Safe Summer poster

  • Care at Warrior Transition Units: work in progress

    May 13, 2010

    Top Army leaders say finding the correct equation to caring for wounded Soldiers is an evolving concept -- one that will continue to change as treatment methods are examined.

  • Shields of Strength

    May 13, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Shields of Strength hang around the neck of hundreds of Rangers, including competitors in the 2010 Best Ranger Competition, engraved with scripture, prayers and military insignia. They're fashioned after military dog tags, but the shields cross all walks of life. They have been worn by members of all services and their families, by public safety officials, athletes and politicians - by more than 3 million Americans - since 1997.

  • Change in Army culture marked by 1,000th MRT graduate

    May 13, 2010

    It's always sunny in Philadelphia - at least when the 1,000th Master Resilience Trainer graduates.

  • Luncheon set for Thursday

    May 13, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Benning Conference Center. The theme for the luncheon is "Diverse Leadership for a Diverse Work Force."

  • Students launch rockets at Faith Middle School

    May 13, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - It wasn't exactly rocket science, at least not with all the nuts and bolts - but it was close. Jack Frederick, principal systems engineer with Raytheon Company, explained how rockets, missiles and similar technology function during a MathMovesU presentation Monday at Faith Middle School.

  • Germany Hosts U.S./German PATRIOT Program Management Review meeting

    May 13, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The 47th U.S./German PATRIOT Program Management Review meeting was held April 27-29 in Hamburg, Germany. Representatives from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command's Security Assistance Management Directorate, the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement, the Lower Tier Project Office, German Air Force Weapons Systems Command, Raytheon, and ITT-CAS were in attendance.

  • Leaders urge community to 'let your voice be heard'

    May 13, 2010

    Because of Army Family Action Plan submissions, Fort Benning housing leaders recently changed the way work orders are handled and how the community learns about the basic housing allowance, said post program manager Stacie Boyer.

  • Leaders sign Army Community Covenant

    May 13, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine, commanding general of the Army Sustainment Command, participated in a ceremony celebrating the signing of the Army Community Covenant with area mayors and Rock Island Arsenal leadership May 7. The Rock Island Arsenal Chapter of the AUSA hosted a "Military Salute" day at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa, as part of activities prior to a minor league game.

  • Fort Stewart Soldiers support students' commitment to fitness

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Children from Diamond Elementary School showed their commitment to fitness by sacrificing their sleep on a Saturday morning to run in the second annual Diamond Elementary School Marathon Club Fun Run, held May 8 at Fort Stewart.

  • Soldiers invited to tell their unvarnished stories

    May 13, 2010

    The Army accession command is releasing this week "version 3" of their blog, "Army Strong Stories." What they need now are more Soldiers to sign up to populate the site with real-world insight and perspective about the Army.

  • Jury rules in favor of Curly Pig

    May 13, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--It was a fairy tale day in court as judge Capt. Erin Morris tried to keep the plaintiff, Mr. Big Bad Wolf (Sgt. Franklin McDonald), the defendant, Mr. Curly Pig (Sgt. Timothy Vann) and a crowd of elementary students under control. It was a new twist on a classic story as the "The Three Little Pigs" was played out in a mock trial for Geronimo Road Elementary School students as part of Law Day. "We do this because it's our way of teaching or at least exposing children to the law, to legality cases, and conflict,"said Morris.

  • WTC leader envisions future of Warrior Games

    May 13, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - It's been three days since the start of the inaugural Warrior Games for wounded, ill and injured service members at the Olympic Training Center, and the commander of the Warrior Transition Command is already dreaming about future competitions. BG Gary H. Cheek, who is also the assistant surgeon general of warrior care and transition, said he hopes the games will become an annual event with additional sporting categories, winter sports and even the participation of U.S. allies.

  • Fort Stewart supports community Safe Kids Day

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of the Military Child, the City of Hinesville held its annual Safe Kids Day, May 8.

  • NASCAR pit crew takes on Benning Soldiers

    May 13, 2010

    Ryan Newman and crewmembers from the No. 39 U.S. Army NASCAR team visited Fort Benning May 5. The purpose of the trip was to give Newman and the U.S. Army/Stewart-Haas Racing pit crew an overview of the training Soldiers undergo and to look for synergies which the pit crew could adapt into their own training program. Though the day centered on pit crewmembers engaging in the U.S. Army Ranger exercise regimen, there was also a pit-stop style competition between the pit crew and Soldiers on an M88 Recovery Vehicle and on the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet.

  • Hunting insurgents at Fort Sill's Freedom Town

    May 13, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--The pleasant temperatures and clearing skies mirrored the quiet of the tiny hamlet. However, the day's tranquility shattered in a resounding thump as an explosion rocked the small buildings sending Soldiers scurrying for cover as small arms fire opened up from several nearby structures. Squad members returned fire pinning down enemy combatants and covering other Soldiers who leap-frogged from one covered position to the next to flank the enemy and clear the buildings.

  • The power of information technology

    May 13, 2010

    Constant communication and continuous feedback are two of the goals for information technology communication in the Army today. Having the ability to immediately disciminate information, get feedback and respond to questions are key to meeting the needs of our Soldiers, Families and Civilians.

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