Archive: Jun 2010

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  • 2010 Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition begins June 14

    Jun 11, 2010

    The Army's top eight drill sergeants from across the nation will gather here June 14-18 to compete for the title of 2010 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year. This year, five active and three U.S. Army Reserve drill sergeants will compete. Winners from the active component and the reserve component will be selected as top drill sergeant for 2010.

  • Former White House physician follows dusty path to Iraq

    Jun 11, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - It's a long way from the hallowed walls of the White House to the dusty environs of northern Iraq, and for Col. Daniel Parks, the 26th Base Support Battalion surgeon, it was one wild ride.

  • Historic 28th Trans closes chapter on 74 years of service

    Jun 11, 2010

    The griffin mascot and the gold and buff colors of the 28th Transportation Battalion have long been a common fixture in Germany as the unit's trucks have logged thousands of miles across the country's roads and autobahns. Now after 74 years of service to our nation, the 28th Trans. Bn. is closing the chapter in its history and saying its final farewell to Germany.

  • Americans from Bamberg discover 'valley of the two lakes'

    Jun 11, 2010

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Considered the Garden of Ireland by many Irish, Wicklow County is home to some of the premiere natural sights of the country, including mountains, hills, valleys, rivers and lakes.

  • IA legal officers visit USD-C to improve relations, provide hope for future

    Jun 11, 2010

    <b>BAGHDAD</b> - Most would say Iraq's legal system is unstable at best. Decades of dictatorship and nine years of war have taken its toll on the governmental foundations of the country. Now that Iraq is becoming more stable, the leaders of Iraq are looking to create a legal system capable of handling the cases and crimes brought before it with fairness and equality. For the first time, Soldiers within the United States Division- Center met with Iraqi Army legal officers to discuss the way ahead on Forward Operating Base Liberty, June 5.

  • Joint Base Balad hosts 'shadow run'

    Jun 11, 2010

  • Baumholder receives Rheinland Pfalz award for environmental initiatives

    Jun 11, 2010

  • June 10, 2010 - Press Briefing on The Army Inspector General's review of management and operati

    Jun 11, 2010

    Transcript of The Army Inspector General's review of management and operations at Arlington National Cemetery on June 10, 2010.

  • McHugh strengthens Arlington National Cemetery management, oversight

    Jun 11, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh today announced sweeping changes in the management and oversight of Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) following completion of a months-long probe by the Army's Inspector General.

  • New Executive Director establishes call center to address concerns

    Jun 11, 2010

  • Arlington Cemetery officials punished for poor management

    Jun 11, 2010

    The top two officials in charge of Arlington National Cemetery here were disciplined after an Army investigation found the cemetery's management to be "dysfunctional," Army Secretary John M. McHugh announced today at the Pentagon.

  • U.K. effort critical in Afghanistan, Petraeus tells Britons

    Jun 11, 2010

    WASHINGTON, June 10, 2010 - Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, emphasized yesterday in London the critical role the United Kingdom has played in Iraq - and the importance of its continued support for the coalition to succeed in Afghanistan.

  • Hawaii's PTA protects natural resources

    Jun 10, 2010

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - The Army is waging a war, here.

  • Army uses one portal-of-access for counseling services, support

    Jun 10, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers and family members in Hawaii are now able to contact counselors at Military OneSource through a single portal-of-access.

  • Hawaii residents urged to prepare now for hurricane season

    Jun 10, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, requires all residents to be vigilant and prepared for the worst.

  • Casey Garrison goes hog wild

    Jun 10, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - The Commanding General's Mess filled wall to wall May 21with the curious and those waiting to learn about the contributions Asians and Pacific Islanders have made to America.

  • Top ROKA gets meritorious send-off

    Jun 10, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Command Sgt. Maj. Peter Burrowes, 2nd Infantry Division command sergeant major, pins a Meritorious Service Medal on outgoing 2ID Republic of Korea Army Support Group Command Sgt. Maj. Park S. L. during a change of responsibility ceremony on Red Cloud Garrison's Village Green May 28. Command Sgt. Major Kim Kwang-jin assumed the top enlisted post from Park. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jin Choi

  • Casey HHD passes guidon for change of command

    Jun 10, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - A new leader took command of a small contingent of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, U.S. Army Garrison Soldiers, who assist with installation operations during a change of command ceremony May 25 in Casey Garrison's Carey Physical Fitness Center.

  • Then and than

    Jun 10, 2010

  • DoDEA releases school eligibility policy

    Jun 10, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Korea officials have released the policy outlining enrollment eligibility for all DOD-eligible students who will reside in Warrior Country during the 2010-2011 school year.

  • IG reports prompt management changes at Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 10, 2010

    The Army announced management changes at Arlington National Cemetery today after revealing findings of unmarked gravesites, improper handling of cremated remains and discrepancies in burial records there.

  • U.S., Iraqis provide healthcare to Anbar town

    Jun 10, 2010

    U.S. Army and Iraqi medical professionals teamed up to provide a health clinic for the residents of Kubaysah, Iraq, June 3.

  • Soldier fishes, recruits for Guard

    Jun 10, 2010

    With the sun beating down in 90-degree pre-summer heat, the lake here was Army Sgt. Adam Lock's home away from home as he cast his fishing line into the cool water in hopes of coaxing a bite from a bass.

  • Pioneer Battalion changes command

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "Today marks another chapter in the history of this great unit," said LTC Edward Houston, outgoing commander of 2nd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, after ceding the leadership of the battalion to LTC Jody Miller June 8 on Stilwell Field.

  • McChrystal assesses past year, looks ahead

    Jun 10, 2010

    A year to the day after he met here with NATO officials on his way to take command of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal today reviewed the progress achieved there over the last 12 months and provided his perspective for the year to come.

  • Celebrating the Army birthday

    Jun 10, 2010

    On Tuesday, we celebrate the Army's 235th birthday. This celebration gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by members of the greatest land fighting force in history and the commitment to service demonstrated by those who wear the uniform. It is also an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate historic Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem - as closure is just over a year away - and to reflect on the incredible transformation occurring in the Army today.

  • Drill Sergeant of the Year 2010

    Jun 10, 2010

    <b> What is it' </b> The Drill Sergeant of the Year (DSOY) competition is an Army-level competition that invites the DSOY winners from each of the five active-duty basic combat training installations (Fort Benning, Ga., Fort Jackson, S.C., Fort Knox, Ky., Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Fort Sill, Okla.) and three reserve divisions (95th, 98th and 108th). The competition will take place from June 14-18 at Fort Monroe, Va. and Fort Eustis, Va. Candidates will be tested on their ability to perform and teach Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills as well as their performance in many other activities. TRADOC will select two winners, one from active-duty and one from reserve to serve at TRADOC as subject matter experts to the TRADOC leadership and spokespeople for Initial Military Training.

  • ACES college fair set for June 17

    Jun 10, 2010

    Nearly 25 area organizations and colleges will participate in the semiannual college fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17 at the Main Post Exchange. The event is open to anyone who has access to the installation, said Shannon Gardner, education project officer.

  • Singer experiences unique overseas tour

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. -- Most Soldiers, when they receive orders to go to Kuwait and Iraq, aren't surprised. However, most Soldiers' tours aren't like that of 1st Lt. Alisha Osborne, U.S. Army Reserve Command budget officer. From March 4 through April 19, Osborne took part in the USA Express tour, sponsored by U.S. Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation, to go to remote locations to entertain deployed Soldiers.

  • Welcome to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - There's nothing like going to a museum where you can shoot hoops, kick a field goal, drive a (simulated) race car or test your balancing, jumping and reflex skills. Those are some of the things you can do at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon, Ga. While you read about the greats, you can see their photos, trophies, jerseys and other memorabilia, enjoy hands-on exhibits and play interactive games. You might be surprised how many sports legends were born right here in the Peach State.

  • Coincidence might be Airborne first

    Jun 10, 2010

    Love was in the air when PFCs Sean and Katherine Bennett descended upon Fryar Drop Zone June 8. After training side by side in the same platoon for the previous two weeks at the U.S. Army Airborne School, the newlyweds exited an aircraft simultaneously - a historical coincidence, said the company first sergeant.

  • Army sensors research leads to Soldier protection advances

    Jun 10, 2010

    Just months after the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory launched an aggressive, innovative research project that has been instrumental to the development of low-cost, lightweight sensors capable of providing novel approaches to the detection of manmade threats to Soldiers, including biological agents, small arms fire, and missile plumes.

  • Faith Middle principal to open new DoD school

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - After six years at the helm of Faith Middle School, Julio Gonzalez is taking his lessons learned and love for kids to Vicenza, Italy, where he will apply his 30 years of teaching and administrative experience as principal of a new Department of Defense school.

  • A healthier, stronger community, lunch time workouts improve fitness

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - While many are out eating lunch, some members of the Fort McPherson community are using their lunch hours to get their fill of exercise at the Fort McPherson gymnasium.

  • Mini-triathlon empowers wounded warriors

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The triathlon is considered one of the most grueling events in all of sports, pushing a person's physical and mental stamina to the limit. Now imagine participating in one with a prosthetic limb or while recovering from severe burns.

  • Police team trains for national competition

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--The live fire shoot house was filled with the sounds of the Special Reaction Team busting open doors, hunting down targets and making their way through the new facility seamlessly May 24 and 27 as they practiced for the upcoming U.S. National SWAT competition. The team earned the right to compete against their civilian counterparts after placing first in the obstacle portion of last year's state competition, placing second in the hostage rescue portion in this year's state competition and placing fourth overall in the state.

  • Fort Stewart Garrison Budget 101: Nonappropriated Funds

    Jun 10, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- This is another in a series of articles about how the garrison receives funding from our Army leadership and how that funding is spent in support of our 24,000 Soldiers and 32,000 Family Members. This article focuses on the difference between Appropriated Funds and Non Appropriated Funds, and how the two funding sources apply to the operations of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield.

  • Couple donates sculpture to Brooke Army Medical Center

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A San Antonio couple donated a monumental bronze sculpture to Brooke Army Medical Center as a reminder of the past, present and future servicemen and women.

  • Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 10, 2010

    The American Army was on display Friday on Fort Belvoir's Fremont Field as Soldiers from The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) performed the military pageant known as Twilight Tattoo.

  • Bogus tourniquets could endanger lives in combat situations

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Counterfeit models of the U.S. Army's Combat Application Tourniquet are available on the Internet and on the open market. Using the counterfeits can be lethal and the Army considered this enough of a problem to send out a priority message April 14 sounding the alert on these bogus devices.

  • Teacher 'fundrazes' money for drums

    Jun 10, 2010

    Students at Fort Belvoir Elementary School will notice a change in hairstyle of one of their teachers.

  • Golf course recovering from ice storm

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--All 18 holes of the Fort Sill Golf Course are open, and golfers say the course is in great shape. "The course is absolutely the prettiest it's been in years," said golfer Richard McLennan. "I'm very happy with the progress the crew has made on getting it ready for the summer season." Golfers aren't the only ones talking about the course. During the recent Town Hall meeting, Col. Raymond Lacey, garrison commander, said "The golf course took a pretty good beating in the winter ice storm, but the MWR crew and the contractors have worked long and hard to get the course back in shape and it's getting better every day."

  • Beluga whales teach Soldiers to build, improve, sustain inter-service relationships

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Soldiers from the Department of Medical Sciences floated, danced and shook "fins" with beluga whales during a unique team-building event in cooperation with Northwest Vista College and SeaWorld.

  • OSAA committed to safe and reliable airlift service

    Jun 10, 2010

    Among the many activities at Davison Army Airfield is the priority air transport of senior Army, DoD, government officials and foreign dignitaries. A task that falls on the shoulders of Fort Belvoir's Operational Support Airlift Agency.

  • NHL donates to "hockey's finest"

    Jun 10, 2010

    NEW YORK (June 7, 2010) -- The National Hockey League, UPS and the U.S. Army participated in a small ceremony at the NHL Powered by Reebok Store in New York City, where the NHL announced its generous donation of official NHL-licensed street hockey equipment to the 5th Battalion "Dragonslayers" and the 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment -Fort Lewis, Wash.-based units currently deployed in Iraq. Their responsibilities include Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar mission (C-RAM), providing life-saving force protection from enemy fire. The event featured a commemorative street hockey game involving Soldiers from the New York City Recruiting Battalion, and concluded with the Soldiers, NHL and UPS representatives assisting in loading the donated equipment onto UPS trucks in preparation for shipment. Director of the Army Staff, Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Jr., senior Army official at the event, credited street hockey as a way deployed troops could take a break from the stresses of the combat environment. This donation marked the launch of the first NHL Street Hockey League at Camp Victory in Baghdad.

  • Wounded warrior designs poster for United Way, Combined Federal Campaign

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The United Way, in conjunction with the Combined Federal Campaign, held a ceremony June 2 at the Warrior and Family Support Center to unveil the 2010 campaign poster. The poster was designed by William "Bill" Klienedler, a 15-year Army veteran and wounded warrior.

  • STB, 3rd Sustainment Bde receives combat patch

    Jun 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Nearly 300 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers received their combat patch during a ceremony held June 3 at the Joint Base Balad gymnasium.

  • Fort Sill Town Hall

    Jun 10, 2010

    Fort Sill Town Hall video.

  • 3rd Sustainment Brigade commander talks mission, landscape in Iraq

    Jun 10, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 3rd Sustainment Brigade commander, Col. Shawn M. Morrissey, spoke with reporters to discuss the 3rd Sustainment Bde. mission and the current landscape in Iraq, June 3.

  • Red Cross gives Belvoir families emergency preparedness kits

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Military families swarmed the parking lot of Fort Belvoir's Commissary and PX early Saturday morning, as the American Red Cross handed out free emergency preparedness kits to everyone who stopped by.

  • Soldiers brighten day of young boy with Leukemia

    Jun 10, 2010

    When Soldiers of the Missouri National Guard's 3175th Military Police Company heard of an opportunity to brighten the spirits of a 3-year-old boy battling cancer, there was no shortage of volunteers.

  • Captain defending professional martial arts title

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.-Capt. Jason Norwood is in a perpetual state of readiness. Readiness to fight, to win and to show that Army combatives training works. The 200-pound fighter is a little on edge as he has to cut 15 pounds of weight to defend his middleweight title in a mixed martial arts competition Saturday at Firelake Casino in Shawnee, Okla., but he doesn't seem to mind. "I think combatives is the highest form of mixing martial arts because it does it with the idea of survival, not of winning a fight."

  • Fairfax County honors Army, Fort Belvoir

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Fort Belvoir Installation Commander Col. Jerry Blixt and Installation Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Berhane were joined by the commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, Tuesday, to accept a proclamation from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors naming the week of June 14-20 "Army Strong" week.

  • National Guard airlift agency takes over Sinai air missions

    Jun 10, 2010

    The Army National Guard's Operational Support Airlift Agency recently accepted a new mission to deploy aircrews and aircraft to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

  • Battery exercise sharpens basic Soldier skills

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--For most Soldiers in a supporting role, basic infantry skills can become rusty from disuse. To correct this problem, Headquarters, Headquarters Battery, 214th FiB conducted a unit-level field training exercise in March, designed to firm up fundamental military competencies. "When you're deployed, who knows what you're going to get into'"

  • Gird your loins: The onslaught of family, friends is coming

    Jun 10, 2010

    We just welcomed round one of what looks to be a very busy tourist season around our house and I'll admit it, we were intimidated. Could we fulfill all of their Alaskan hopes and dreams in about a week and on a somewhat limited budget' Would they go home disappointed or would this be a vacation of a lifetime for them'

  • 30-Hour Famine

    Jun 10, 2010

    "30 Hour Famine," offered teens an opportunity to experience hunger and homelessness in a very real and personal way by sleeping outside and fasting.

  • Fort Sill dentists restore smiles in Honduras

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SILLv Okla.--When Carlos was 8-years-old, he chipped off half of a front permanent tooth in an accident. The broken tooth made him look like Lloyd Christmas Jim Carey's limo driver character in the movie "Dumb and Dumber." His classmates would often tease him about his tooth. Carlos, who is now 10 and lives in an impoverished area of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, had his tooth restored by a Fort Sill dentist, who was part of a U.S. military humanitarian mission there.

  • Holy buttered popcorn, Batman: Bat Cave movie theater opens for Wainwright teens, demonstrates Army

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- The new theater features state-of-the-art surround sound, theater seating, a full-size screen and even a popcorn dispenser inside a racquetball court transformed into a cave.

  • Soldiers, family members walk in Relay for Life

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Soldiers and family members from Fort Wainwright made a difference in the fight against cancer by participating in the Relay for Life, held at West Valley High School last weekend.

  • Buying a home in Alaska - know your legal rights

    Jun 10, 2010

    Service members looking to buy a home in Alaska face the same concerns that anyone else does. Extreme weather conditions, permafrost, rising heating costs and soaring home prices all work together to challenge home buyers in Alaska. But service members have help. There are free seminars and loan programs for service members that can make your purchase easier.

  • Arlington National Cemetery announcement

    Jun 10, 2010

    Arlington National Cemetery announcement

  • Fort Wainwright student is spotlight of the week

    Jun 10, 2010

    Spotlight personality is top student, adventure-seeker.

  • Mother of four copes with deployment

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz., -- The thought of her deployed husband is something Jennifer Walker can't let keep her down. After all, there are play dates for two sets of twins, soccer games, school and homework to do, not to mention housework. She can't forget the doctors' appointments, the birthdays and the holidays. So instead of worrying, she holds her head high, puts on a face that gives her children confidence and soldiers on as a proud Army wife.

  • Evans Army Community Hospital relocated Emergency Department opens

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---The Evans Army Community Hospital's Emergency Department recently relocated operations to a newly constructed area inside the hospital and construction on the ED administration area should be complete in August.

  • 309th MI Bn. command sergeants' major responsibilities change

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The 309th Military Intelligence Battalion has a new leader. Command Sgt. Maj. Bernardo Serna took over responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Richardson, June 3, on Krueger Field, Fort Huachuca.

  • 309th MI Battalion gains new commander

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- As the 309th Military Intelligence guidon exchanged hands on Brown Parade Field, June 3, two military officers assumed new roles.

  • Goodbye - for now: 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Soldiers deploy

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Approximately 400 soldiers from Fort Huachuca are on their way to Iraq for a 12-month deployment.

  • Vigilance is everyone's responsibility

    Jun 10, 2010

  • Helping Soldiers stay involved

    Jun 10, 2010

    ATLANTA -- Governor Sonny Perdue hands the pen used to sign two voting bills into law to Maj. Helen Duggan, the executive officer for Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, June 2 at the Georgia State Capital building. Joining Duggan, are (from left to right): Sergeant 1st Class Michael Cornelius, Sgt. Irvin Balfour, Sr., Otis Womack, Capt. Nicholas Williams (obscured) and Spc. Roger Hillegas, all from HQ Bn., USAG. House Bills 665 and 1073 increase the opportunity for Georgia voters overseas and stationed with the military to participate in Georgia elections.

  • Fort Bragg Dragon Lanes receives colorful makeover

    Jun 10, 2010

    One year and $851,000 later, the newly renovated Dragon Lanes reopened its doors with a celebration on April 7. The funds for the upgrades came from the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command.

  • Fort Sill 'State of the Garrison' briefing

    Jun 10, 2010

  • North Carolina Symphony plays at Fort Bragg

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Patriotic music played by the North Carolina Symphony could be heard amid a sea of Families gathered at the Main Post Parade Field Friday on Fort Bragg. Fort Bragg's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted the concert, which is part of the Symphony's statewide Red, White and Blue Tour.

  • Army continues clean-up efforts at APG site

    Jun 10, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Aberdeen Proving Ground's efforts to clean up a contaminated site at New O-Field will achieve the complicated task in an environmentally-friendly way. After considering several options, the installation has chosen a cleanup approach that will remediate the site while being mindful of the sensitive natural environment.

  • Combined Arms Center selects top Soldier, NCO

    Jun 10, 2010

    Soldiers from Fort Rucker, Ala., swept the Combined Arms Center Soldier of the Year and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year awards. Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Beauchamp and Spc. Keely Misemer were named Soldier of the Year and NCO of the Year for CAC June 4. Beauchamp is an instructor at the Aviation Center of Excellence NCO Academy and Misemer an air traffic controller with C Company, 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade. Soldiers from throughout CAC's centers and schools competed, each already having won his or her unit Soldier or NCO of the Year award.

  • Watch live video of the Arlington Cemetery press conference today at 2 p.m. EST

    Jun 10, 2010

    Live streaming coverage of the Arlington National Cemetery announcement will be streaming on The Pentagon Channel at 2 p.m. EST today. Please visit PentagonChannel.mil to tune in.

  • Army Corrections Brigade welcomes new commander

    Jun 10, 2010

    The new commander of the Army Corrections Brigade and commandant of the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks will lead the opening of the new prison and employ more than double the number of corrections officers on post. Col. Eric Belcher assumed command of the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks and Army Corrections Brigade at a Fort Leavenworth ceremony June 4. Belcher is replacing Col. Jim Gray, commandant of the USDB since 2008. Gray is retiring after 26 years in the Army and is leaving to direct a special training center for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Aurora, Colo.

  • Band looking for new horizons

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Fort Sill's 77th U.S. Army Band played to a slightly larger audience than normal as about 100,000 people stood intently listening to the 30-member ensemble play the national anthem. Fortunately for this throng this was but one portion of the spectacle of Indy car racing at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth Saturday evening. The Army band's performance and inclusion in the race festivities came about through the diligence of their noncommissioned officer in charge of operations. Affectionately known as the band's booking agent, Sgt. 1st Class Marty Schmidt stepped in last September and immediately began promoting the band throughout the region. His influence on community outreach may crescendo later this year as he's already established contact with the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys and Oklahoma City Thunder about playing at upcoming games. "The worst they can say is 'no,'" said Schmidt.

  • U.S. Army marine warrant officers learn basic navigation tools

    Jun 10, 2010

    AT SEA - It is 4 a.m., a Logistics Support Vessel is out in the ocean and suddenly a flash thunderstorm erupts. The boat's navigation system has just shut down. What happened' There are still two hours till day break and the navigation system is not rebooting. How does the crew get out of the storm and avoid potential danger'

  • IMCOM employee wins SAIGE Meritorious Service Award

    Jun 10, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Providing leadership by quiet example and possessing exemplary personal qualities are characteristics that overall define Kimberley Monteleone.

  • 97th Transportation Company participates in final launch of Atlantis

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - NASA's shuttle Atlantis embarked on its final mission May 14 at 2:20 p.m. from Kennedy Space Center located near Cape Canaveral, Fla. with assistance from 97th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade.

  • New clinic, shoppette, bike lanes and more

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--The 2010 Health Care Reform Act or "Obama Care" will not diminish health care services to DoD beneficiaries, in fact, certain services might be enhanced, said Col. Michael Rave, Reynolds Army Community Hospital commander. Rave was one of the leaders to present at the Fort Sill Town Hall meeting June 3 at Snow Hall. For the first time the meeting was streamed live over the Internet and it featured a new start time, 5 p.m. The meeting, hosted by Col. Raymond Lacey, garrison commander, was also broadcast live by a local cable provider.

  • Fort Rucker youth baseball -- Giant Smurfs fall to Heat

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker Giant Smurfs attempted to cool off the Fort Rucker Heat in the first Fort Rucker Youth Sports Baseball Challenge tournament at Field 1 June 4 and 5, but wound up getting burned.

  • Fort Rucker youth baseball -- Giant Smurfs fall to Heat

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker Giant Smurfs attempted to cool off the Fort Rucker Heat in the first Fort Rucker Youth Sports Baseball Challenge tournament at Field 1 June 4 and 5, but wound up getting burned.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers use video game for combat simulation

    Jun 10, 2010

    Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade used the new VBS2Virtual Battle Space 2 simulator to conduct battle rehearsals in preparation for their upcoming deployment, at the Battle Command Training Center, May 25.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers sweep Combined Arms Center awards

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Soldiers from Fort Rucker swept the Combined Arms Center Soldier of the Year and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year awards.

  • Fort Bragg logistics assistance team prepares units before, after battle

    Jun 10, 2010

    The XVIII Airborne Corps logistics assistant team is available to help relieve the stress of cleaning up and organizing a unit's arms room, supply room or motor pool. They assist in pre-deployment inventory as well as post-deployment.

  • Van pools offer smart commuting options for Fort Bragg customers

    Jun 10, 2010

    In an effort to offset congestion and increased strains on parking demand, Fort Bragg has launched a Mass Transportation Benefit Program. MTBP is a program that allows any active-duty servicemember or civilian Department of Defense employee to get up to $230 per month for transportation costs if they use qualified modes of transportation, which include bus, train and van pool. During after-duty hours, riders are entitled up to 150 miles per month of usage.

  • Fort Bragg wins N.C. clean air energy award

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A driving force in sustainable transportation, Fort Bragg won this year's North Carolina Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy award in the Policy/Organization category.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier wins Gen. Douglas MacArthur leadership award

    Jun 10, 2010

    Capt. Kendall A. Robinson, the commander of the 118th Military Police Company, was one of a select few who won the 2009 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership award. "Captain Robinson is a good leader because he cares about every aspect of his responsibility as an officer and commander and he cares about his Soldiers," said Lt. Col. William R. Black, the battalion commander for 503rd Military Police Battalion.

  • Sesame Street Experience tour makes stop at Fort Rucker

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families, a free traveling USO show based on Sesame Workshop's award winning Talk, Listen, Connect initiative performs at the Post Theater June 16 at 2 and 6 p.m. and June 17 at 2 p.m.

  • More than 8,000 Fort Bragg Soldiers celebrate Army Birthday with 4-mile run

    Jun 10, 2010

    In keeping with Fort Bragg's tradition of leading the way, its paratroopers celebrated the Army's 235th birthday a little early with a four-mile run Tuesday morning. Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick and Command Sgt. Maj.Earl Rice, the senior leaders of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, kept the pace for the over 8,000 paratroopers running behind them.

  • USAACE 'Early Bird' units receive honors for retention efforts

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Officials recognized post units who excelled in the Army Retention Program during an annual awards luncheon at The Landing June 3.

  • USAACE, Fort Rucker Leading Change Team continues to chart course for future

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker Leading Change Team met May 19 to finalize the team's vision statement and strategic initiatives that lay the groundwork for future change endeavors.

  • Fort Rucker DFMWR, Red Cross offer GuardStart to train tomorrow's lifeguards

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Children and teens interested in becoming lifeguards may start training now. Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff recently partnered with the American Red Cross for a GuardStart program to instruct potential lifeguards.

  • Looking back: BGAca,!E+May prepares for next challenge

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- For two years, Fort Jackson's commanding general has overseen the transition of thousands of civilians to Soldiers at the Army's largest Initial Entry Training center. Soon, he will rely heavily on the knowledge he has acquired here as he heads downrange.

  • Greywolf trooper receives Purple Heart

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Soldier was awarded the Purple Heart Medal last week for the injuries he sustained during a combat patrol in Mosul, Iraq last November.

  • FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lyster Army Health Clinic and Veterans Affairs Wiregrass Outpatient Clinic staf

    Jun 10, 2010

  • The Center for Army Lessons Learned publishes Operations Officer Handbook

    Jun 10, 2010

    The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas has just released CALL Publication No. 10-42: Operations Officer Handbook. The demands of operations conducted in the current and near-future operational environment are myriad. The operations officer, or S-3, is the commander's primary assistant in almost every aspect of planning, coordination, conduct of training, and operations.

  • Plan ahead for the next hurricane

    Jun 10, 2010

    Hurricane season officially started on June 1, and the threat of hurricane Alex, the name chosen for this year's first storm, striking somewhere along the coast of Georgia poses a real threat until the season is over on November 30. Readiness is a value extolled by Col. Robert A. Warburg as seen in the motto of his 188th Infantry Brigade - Battle Ready. "It is essential for Soldiers and their families to be prepared," said Warburg. "As we enjoy our summer, while also preparing for our next mission, we all should take the time to make sure our house is in order."

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