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  • 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."

  • Lyster Clinic, VA open new diagnostic facilities at Fort Rucker

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lyster Army Health Clinic and Veterans Affairs Wiregrass Outpatient Clinic staff celebrated the grand opening of joint MRI and CT scan facilities June 7 at LAHC's Rm. V-130. The two, state-of-the-art, facilities offer active-duty Soldiers, their Families and veterans medical screenings previously unavailable on post, said LAHC Commander Col. Yolanda Ruiz-Isales.

  • Combat vets share struggles, similarities

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Several generations of warfighters struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder had a chance to share their experiences and support each other during a visit by the South Carolina Combat Veterans Group to Fort Jackson last week.

  • Promotion part of welcome home for 597th Maintenance

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- When Spc. Brandon Littierre returned home from a six-month Middle East deployment May 30, he planned to spend time with his wife of five years, Jennifer, and their two children, Elijah, 4, and Chyanne, 3. Instead, he found himself getting a few new responsibilities after he was promoted to sergeant by 597th Maintenance Company Commander Maj. Jack Stewart at Knox Army Heliport June 3.

  • Post readies for active storm season

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Hurricane season has begun and Fort Jackson leaders say they are prepared to keep things calm before, during and after the storm.

  • Army tests new tactical vehicle

    Jun 10, 2010

  • Band celebrates Army birthday with free concert

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Fort Jackson's 282nd Army Band is getting ready to celebrate the Army's 235th Birthday in style, and everyone's invited. The band will perform a free concert 7 p.m., Monday at First Baptist Church in Columbia.

  • Maj. Gen. Hogg takes command of U.S. Army Africa

    Jun 10, 2010

    Gen. William E. Ward, commanding general of U.S. Africa Command presided over the ceremony, which signaled the departure of outgoing commander, Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett III.

  • Mada'in Park opens in Salman Pak to bridge commuities

    Jun 10, 2010

    Due to a clean up effort by Soldiers in Iraq, Mada'in Park went from being a trash dump to a place where people can take their families.

  • Korean Service Corps Battalion celebrates 60th anniversary

    Jun 10, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The Korean Service Corps Battalion celebrated its 60th anniversary June 9 here at Knight Field.

  • Asian Pacific Islanders lauded

    Apr 30, 2013

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - 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.

  • National Guard called out for floods, fires

    Sep 28, 2011

    Gov. Dave Freudenthal authorized about 100 Wyoming National Guard members this week to assist with the state's disaster relief efforts in the flooded areas of Fremont County, Wyo.

  • Pre-Deployment and Operational Training of Provincial Reconstruction Teams

    Jun 9, 2010

    What is it' First Army Division East mobilizes, trains, validates and deploys Provincial Reconstruction Teams to Afghanistan. PRTs are a multi-component, joint interagency organization consisting of military personnel, civilian advisers and representatives from government agencies. Members support reconstruction efforts and empower local governments to operate more effectively. PRT members train under theater specific conditions to provide security, support and assistance to reconstruction efforts in country.

  • USACE civilian reflects on deployment to Afghanistan

    Jun 9, 2010

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District paralegal specialist Phyllis Svetich reflects on her recent deployment to Afghanistan Engineer District North. "The best part," says Svetich, "is the camaraderie."

  • Another I Corps chapter closes, as Lt. Gen. Jacoby relinquishes command

    Jun 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Another chapter in the history of I Corps came to a close Tuesday when its commanding general, Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., relinquished his three-year command. With his successor not yet approved by Congress, Jacoby turned over the corps colors to his senior deputy for the interim, Maj. Gen. John D. Johnson.

  • Warrior Challenge 2010 tests Soldiers physical, mental strength

    Jun 9, 2010

    The annual, five-day competition, hosted at Schofield Barracks, June 7-11, pushes the Soldiers and NCOs through a variety of challenges, both mental and physical, said Sgt. Maj. Alan S. Hatton, operations sergeant major, USARPAC. The goal of the competition is to find the best, most well-rounded Soldier and NCO in USARPAC.

  • Entrepreneurship alive and thriving at AAFES mall on Ord Military Community

    Jun 9, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Some of the businesses at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service mall at Ord Military Community are owned and operated by local entrepeneurs who want to serve the military community.

  • Warrior Challenge 2010 tests Soldiers physical, mental strength

    Jun 9, 2010

    The annual, five-day competition, hosted at Schofield Barracks, June 7-11, pushes the Soldiers and NCOs through a variety of challenges, both mental and physical, said Sgt. Maj. Alan S. Hatton, operations sergeant major, USARPAC. The goal of the competition is to find the best, most well-rounded Soldier and NCO in USARPAC.

  • Circus offloads at Fort Carson

    Jun 9, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---FORT CARSON, Colo.---The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus used Fort Carson's railhead to offload their animals June 8. They then marched the elephants down B Street, up Venetucci Blvd. to the World Arena. Fort Carson's railhead is the closest area to accomplish this. It has been a good community relations project for many years when the railyard is not busy with deployments or redeployments.

  • Another I Corps chapter closes, as 'relentless' leader relinquishes command

    Jun 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Another chapter in the history of I Corps came to a close Tuesday when its commanding general, Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., relinquished his three-year command. With his successor not yet approved by Congress, Jacoby turned over the corps colors to his senior deputy for the interim, Maj. Gen. John D. Johnson.

  • National Guard Division Leaders Gather to Face Challenges for Missions at Home, Overseas

    Jun 9, 2010

    NEW YORK - Leaders of the Army National Guard's eight division headquarters met here in lower Manhattan June 5 to discuss future roles and missions of their Citizen Soldiers in homeland security and overseas contingency operations as the National Guard remains in the forefront of the nation's "home and away games." Hosted by New York's 42nd Infantry Division, the conference provided an opportunity to share best practices, insight and build greater inter-state cooperation for the Army National Guard's most senior combat headquarters.

  • Digging in the dirt for Soldier safety

    Jun 9, 2010

    An environmental surveillance team traveled from Camp Zama, Japan to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii to train deploying Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. After a couple days of classroom training, instructors and students went to nearby Lake Wilson, also known as Wahiawa Reservoir, to collect samples of water, soil and insects, just as the Soldiers will do in Iraq when the brigade deploys this summer.

  • Fort Campbell sergeant, Fort Bragg specialist named Southeast region Soldier and NCO of the year

    Jun 9, 2010

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Two Soldiers walked away as winners of the 2010 Installation Management Command-Southeast Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year. Sergeant Stephen J. Hartley of Fort Campbell and Spc. James P. McGraw of Fort Bragg, N.C., took NCO and Soldier of the Year, respectively.

  • Head of Army safety visits Fort Drum

    Jun 9, 2010

  • Car bomb exercise completes Iraqi medic trauma training

    Jun 9, 2010

    Iraqi army medics participated in a mass-casualty training exercise near Al Asad June 3 as a final test following months of training by U.S. Army medics.

  • 100 Iraqi commandos complete live-fire verification

    Jun 9, 2010

    Throughout the 30-day course the commandos learned leadership, basic rifle marksmanship, combat lifesaving, house clearing procedures, and moving as a squad and as a team, according to Maj. Brian Schoellhorn, 15th Brigade IA, security transition team, operations officer-in-charge, and a native of Columbia, Ill. Although Maj. Schoellhorn is assigned to the 'Blackhawks', he assisted Apache Troop with training the IA leadership.

  • Army Guard helps new recruits prepare for service, life

    Jun 9, 2010

    Building resiliency among Army National Guard members starts even before a new recruit is sent to basic training.

  • Bliss hosts inaugural 'energy rodeo'

    Jun 9, 2010

    With the goal of reaching "net zero" by 2025, the inaugural Renewable Energy Rodeo and Symposium swept through Fort Bliss Tuesday and Wednesday, June 8 and 9, leaving in its wake the ideas, tools and innovations ready to make the installation the Army's Center for Renewable Energy.

  • US Soldiers visit Iraqi clinic, provide medical care to locals

    Jun 9, 2010

    Despite the heat of an Iraqi summer, a medical team made up of Soldiers from United States Division - Center traveled to a small Iraqi town south of Baghdad to help its citizens June 1.

  • Soldiers, Iraqis provide healthcare to out-of-the-way Anbar town

    Jun 9, 2010

    Army medics from the 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82 Airborne Division along with Iraqi doctors held a one-day medical clinic June 3 assessing and treating nearly 400 of the 20,000 citizens of Kubaysah, Iraq.

  • NCOs, Soldiers start competition with boards

    Jun 9, 2010

    Boards and tests make up the first day of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition.

  • Hot Fun In Summertime For Youngsters

    Jun 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Oh my, gosh, it's nearly summertime! What are you going to do with those kids' If you're like many working parents with school-age children, summer can be a crazy time of balancing schedules, trying to keep the kids entertained and occupied, and filling the summer with fun childhood memories - all while you are holding down your job on the Arsenal.

  • Security Assistance Sergeant Major Keeps His Faith

    Jun 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- USASAC employees waited in line for a taste of the hot dogs and sausages being served by the Soldier in uniform manning the grill. Some approached with respectful reservation. Others laughed and joked with their new leader. With a smile and a kind word for each person he met, he fed his civilian troops in more ways than one. "I'm here to serve you," Sgt. Maj. William Kaundart said. And it was clear that he meant more than just hot dogs.

  • JROTC Cadet Flies To Career With Air Force

    Jun 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Fighting fires, completing high school near the top of his class and serving as an Army JROTC battalion commander have been Adam McMurray's duties for the past year. But flying airplanes and helicopters, and serving in the Air Force have been his dream.

  • On Point For Turning In Equipment

    Jun 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Rodney Bailey's job is all about connecting Team Redstone employees with their paperwork. They come from all across the Arsenal - from the Redstone Test Center, Logistics Support Activity, Aviation and Missile Command, and Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, among others - with one thing in mind: to turn in unneeded and obsolete equipment per Army regulations.

  • National Safety Month and Summer Safety Message

    Jun 9, 2010

  • North Alabama Offers Summer Surprises

    Jun 9, 2010

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Summer season is here. Have you filled up your activity calendar yet' In North Alabama, that's not a difficult task. Summertime is ripe with plenty of things to see and do within just an hour or two of Huntsville.

  • Army birthday, home track offer double incentive for Newman

    Jun 9, 2010

    The thought process of deciding what kind of gift would be appropriate for a 235th birthday could be an overwhelming and worrisome task. Unless you are Ryan Newman, a 14-time tour winner on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

  • Camp Leads Wounded Warriors Out Among 'Em

    Jun 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the woods of Camp OuTAmongEM, wounded warriors are able to hope, dream and most importantly - hunt. It was only a few years ago that Steve Statler, a logistics management specialist at LOGSA had an idea for a free hunting camp that would allow wounded warriors to return to the outdoor activities they loved before their injuries. Today, the program brings wounded warriors from around the area to the camp based on the ideals of conservation, compassion and community.

  • She Likes Her Modeling Role In Community

    Jun 9, 2010

    REDSTONE Last year Stephanie Caldwell was looking for concert information on the Von Braun Center website when she noticed an ad for dance team members. "I was interested right away because I was looking for an outlet to be involved with some type of dance team," she recalled. Caldwell tried out for the Viper Vixens, the dancers for the local professional arena football team. She made it and has been with the Vixens ever since. Officially, they're the Cycle Nation Viper Vixens. Caldwell, a contract specialist at the AMCOM Contracting Center, is the coordinator over the Vixens. She's also on their promo team which goes up into the stands during games doing eye black for the youngsters, selling pictures and signing autographs. "I love the community involvement," she said. "And it's fun. (The Alabama Vipers are) a great organization."

  • Safety Requires More Than Just Common Sense

    Jun 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Summer may not officially begin until June 21, but for Team Redstone the campaign to keep it a safe one has already begun. The Garrison and Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School teamed together May 26 to educate the Redstone population about the hazards people encounter every day, which can be as simple as grilling a steak, sitting at your desk the wrong way or taking a ride on your motorcycle.

  • 2010 National Safety Month and Summer Safety Message

    Jun 9, 2010

    2010 National Safety Month and Summer Safety Message from the Army senior leadership.

  • Army Strong Week proclaimed in Fairfax County!

    Jun 9, 2010

    The Fairfax Board of Supervisors proclaimed "Army Strong Week in Fairfax County, June 14-20 on June 8, 2010 at the Board of Supervisor's meeting. Prior to the Board of Supervisor's meeting a reception was held in the Government Center Forum for Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commander of Joint Force Headquarters and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington and Col. Jerry L. Blixt, Garrison Commander, Ft. Belvoir, the 2010 Celebrate Fairfax Lords and Ladies, and the Board of Supervisors in the Fairfax County Government Center.

  • Recognizing The Valor Of A Hero

    Jun 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Chief Warrant Officer 4 Patrick Benson has more than the scars on his right leg to show for the air battle he fought while serving in Afghanistan. He now also has an American Legion Valor Award.

  • Retired Soldier, civilian finds 'Wonderful Life' with the Army

    Jun 9, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - It's been almost 50 years since Douglas Sims left behind the soybean fields of Norborne, Mo. to join the ranks of the Army.

  • Commentary: OPSEC-60 Years and Counting, Remembering the Korean Conflict

    Jun 9, 2010

    When we lower our guard and our OPSEC practices, we create and expose our vulnerabilities for our enemies to exploit. Protecting our country, our servicemen and women and their families begins with good OPSEC behaviors.

  • Personal experience leads MP to become resiliency trainer

    Jun 9, 2010

    MANNHEIM, Germany -- With 25 years in the Army, Sgt. 1st. Class Daniel Stoner is no stranger to change or to the ups and downs that often accompany military life. In fact, it's one of the reasons he agreed to take on his latest mission - Stoner is the master resiliency trainer for the 18th Military Police Brigade in Mannheim.

  • Army Guard helps new recruits prepare for service, life

    Jun 9, 2010

    uilding resiliency among Army National Guard members starts even before a new recruit is sent to basic training.

  • Guardsman's background brought cultural awareness

    Jun 9, 2010

    Michigan Army National Guard Spc. Anna Jonkman, 22, says she has a keen sense of cultural awareness. To her, it is a natural instinct she applies daily while escorting Iraqis to work here.

  • Europe District sets record straight with information management programs

    Jun 7, 2011

    Employees generate historical and business data that creates a history of business transactions and the history of the district. But what if they can't find those records?

  • Ugandan soldiers practice civil affairs skills during full spectrum training

    Jun 8, 2010

    Soldiers of the Ugandan People's Defense Force practiced their ability to handle non-combat operations during two weeks of Civil-Military Operations training at Kasenyi Training Facility in Entebbe, Uganda, May 10-21.

  • Four-star general visits 25th Infantry Division

    Jun 8, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, welcomes Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, to the division during her visit of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 8.

  • Medical professionals discuss U.S. Army Africa's role at annual symposium

    Jun 8, 2010

    As Col. Alfonso Alarcon stood before his medical colleagues at the Association of the United States Army medical symposium held this May in San Antonio, Texas, he discussed U.S. Army AfricaAca,!a,,cs role in supporting medical missions on the African continent.

  • Exercise helps post prepare for emergencies

    Jun 8, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - A Protection Exercise at Fort Riley May 26-27 simulated a shooter- and-hostage scenario at Fort Riley Middle School and a tornado in the Camp Funston area.

  • Fort Riley Fire Department changes leadership

    Jun 8, 2010

    Former Fire Chief, Mike Cook retired June 3 after more than 29 years of service with the Fort Riley Fire Department and 33 total years of fire service.

  • National Guard completes shoreline barrier in Louisiana

    Jun 8, 2010

    The Louisiana National Guard completed the construction of a 5-3/4 mile Tiger Dam shoreline protection system near Venice, La., in the southwest pass of the Mississippi River Delta.

  • Army realigns substance-abuse services

    Jun 8, 2010

    The Army has implemented improvements in the way it delivers alcohol and drug-abuse services on its installations, combining all clinical services with testing, education, counseling, prevention and training under the oversight of the Installation Management Command.

  • Fort Riley becomes home to the 1st Warrior Transition Battalion complex

    Jun 8, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -"This is truly a historic day, a mark of tangible commitment providing the absolute best care for our wounded warriors," said Brig. Gen. David Petersen, 1st Infantry Division and deputy commanding general - rear, May 27 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fort Riley's Warrior Transition Battalion Complex.

  • HUD allocates $58 million to help homeless veterans

    Jun 8, 2010

    A program announced last week by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide $58.6 million to get homeless veterans off the streets this year.

  • Deployed Soldier finds home with an old motorbike

    Jun 8, 2010

    Spc. Skyler W. Genest and his colleagues discovered a disassembled early-1970s motorcycle, which Genest found to be just the type of challenge he needed to help pass the time and deal with being so far from home.

  • CECOM Commander Hosts Visit of AMC Senior Leader

    Jun 8, 2010

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Commander and senior leadership hosted the future U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations here and discussed progress achieved and future requirements as the command continues its implementation of 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law.

  • Guard completes sandbag, barrier missions on Gulf

    Jun 8, 2010

    The Louisiana National Guard has completed two missions as part of its response to mitigate the effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, officials said today.

  • Tennessee Guardsmen patrol Q-West perimeter

    Jun 8, 2010

    Conducting daily perimeter patrol missions, the Soldiers of Crusader Troop, 1st Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment headquartered in Milan, Tenn., can be seen leaving a trail of dust across the desert surrounding Q-West, Iraq, on a regular basis.

  • Army Non Commissioned Officer Education System Backlog

    Jun 8, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Non Commissioned Officer Education System (NCOES) Backlog is made up of Soldiers who have been promoted without receiving the requisite training/NCOES course required for the grade level. Due to optempo and the non availability of Soldiers, the backlog steadily increased over the past years. As a result, there are Soldiers that are in danger of not being considered for promotion to the next grade level or who do not have the required skill sets for their current grade.

  • Guardsman's background brought cultural awareness

    Jun 8, 2010

    Michigan Army National Guard Spc. Anna Jonkman, 22, says she has a keen sense of cultural awareness. To her, it is a natural instinct she applies daily while escorting Iraqis to work here.

  • Guardsman's background brings cultural awareness to Iraq

    Jun 8, 2010

    Michigan Army National Guard Spc. Anna Jonkman, 22, says she has a keen sense of cultural awareness. To her, it is a natural instinct she applies daily while escorting Iraqis to work here.

  • Army veterinarians work in Vietnam

    Jun 8, 2010

    Members of the government of Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development met with U.S. Army veterinarians for the first time during a veterinary care conference held here June 3-6.

  • New environment to make Army training more cost efficient

    Jun 8, 2010

    More than 170 Army training leaders and staff members met May 24-25 to bring to reality a training concept that would cut costs, match "whole of government" expectations and reach a new generation of servicemembers.

  • 235th Army Birthday Message

    Jun 8, 2010

    "Every day our Soldiers, Families and Civilians demonstrate personal strength through their selfless service and dedication. Innovations in equipment, organization and strategy give us an advantage, but our real edge has always come from our people. Their service, sacrifice and resilience have made us Army Strong for 235 years."

  • Maj. Gen. Horst keynote speaker at Fredericksburg Military Affairs Council Event

    Jun 8, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commander, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital

  • Security assistance sergeant major keeps his faith

    Jun 8, 2010

    USASAC employees waited in line for a taste of the hot dogs and sausages being served by the Soldier in uniform manning the grill. Some approached with respectful reservation. Others laughed and joked with their new leader. With a smile and a kind word for each person he met, he fed his civilian troops in more ways than one.

  • 5th Signal Command participates in Hessentag

    Jun 8, 2010

  • Mannheim Community lends its support

    Jun 8, 2010

  • Awarding Safety Excellence

    Jun 8, 2010

  • Army Reserve in Normandy

    Jun 8, 2010

    Over 90 Army Reserve Soldiers with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), with units throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, participate in Operation Air Drop Normandy.

  • Guard building resiliency before basic training

    Jun 8, 2010

    Building resiliency among Army National Guard members starts even before a new recruit is sent to basic combat training.

  • Fort Carson honors volunteers

    Jun 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---The volunteer force that works on Fort Carson spent the afternoon honoring its most dedicated members May 18 at the Elkhorn Conference Center.

  • Fort Carson MPs support Special Olympics

    Jun 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Soldiers from the 759th Military Police Battalion take part in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics May 27. Soldiers carried the Flame of Hope across Fort Carson in support of local, state and federal law enforcement raising awareness for the Special Olympics.

  • On May 17, Everybody in Ballard is Norwegian

    Jun 8, 2010

    Seattle-area Army Reserve soldiers took part in the Ballard neighborhood's annual Syttende Mai celebration on May 17, an event that commemorates Norway's Constitution Day in 1814. The celebration is the third-largest in the world after Oslo and Bergen, Norway.

  • NCO's struggles on recruiting duty nearly cost him his life

    Jun 8, 2010

    Ring recruiter turns to alcohol to cope with PTSD, anxiety and stress on recruiting duty. Unit leaders save his life by getting him the help he needed.

  • Fort Carson honors fallen Soldiers

    Jun 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---In what is now the seventh annual ceremony, Fort Carson honored 53 more of its fallen Soldiers during the Mountain Post Warrior Memorial ceremony May 27, bringing the total number memorialized to 335.

  • Benelux changes NCO leadership

    Jun 8, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - USAG Benelux welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Allan Fairley June 8 as he assumed responsibility of the garrison from Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Ford during an official ceremony on Caserne Daumerie.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command NCO Spotlight

    Jun 8, 2010

    Sgt. 1st Class (P) Mario Murray is a contracting non-commissioned officer with the 901st Contingency Contracting Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas. Murray attended the Army Acquisition Basic Course in Huntsville, Ala., in February 2007, making him the first NCO to ever attend this course prior to establishing the 51C career field. Despite only having two months of contracting experience, Murray graduated at the top of the class and has always been a trendsetter in his career field, continuing to excel no matter what job or mission he is given.

  • Webmail 2 brings major improvements to AKO e-mail

    Jun 8, 2010

    Members of the Defense community who use Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online webmail now have better ways to communicate online. A new interface, "Webmail 2," upgrades AKO secure e-mail messaging with improved calendar and task functions, enhanced address book access, and one gigabyte of mailbox storage for common access card users.

  • New Technology will Help North Dakota National Guard Share Stories Live

    Jun 8, 2010

    A new technology now allows the North Dakota National Guard to share events in real-time with military families and the public.

  • ITE Summit Participants Outline Future Requirements, Challenges

    Jun 8, 2010

    More than 170 U.S. Army training leaders and staff members met 24-25 May for the Integrated Training Environment Summit to discuss groundwork to make the new environment available starting in 2012 and continuing through 2020.

  • JSA Security Battalion holds change of command

    Jun 8, 2010

    CAMP BONIFAS, Panmunjom, South Korea - The combined Republic of Korea-U.S. Army battalion that maintains security inside the Joint Security Area held a change of command ceremony here June 8.

  • Torchlight Tattoo

    Jun 8, 2010

    The annual Torchlight Tattoo ceremony will be held on July 3 at Hilton Field.

  • Insuratelu works for better life for kids

    Jun 8, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Vasile Insuratelu once served as armor officer in the Romanian Army. Now, he's chief of the military pay office for U.S. Soldiers at Camp Bondsteel. Insuratelu was born in Romania and lived there 34 years before he decided to immigrate to the United States. "I wanted another life for my daughters," he said. "I am sure in the United States they will have a lot of opportunities and a better future."

  • NATO plan ties Afghan economy to growth of forces

    Jun 8, 2010

    The economic power of military-fueled industry has been illustrated throughout history, and it looks like the growth of the Afghan National Security Forces will be a boon to developing industries in Afghanistan.

  • Teachers receive Presidential honor

    Jun 8, 2010

    President Barack Obama named two Department of Defense Education Activity teachers as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation's highest honor for math and science teachers.

  • Airport USO: Upgrades improve services for U.S. military travelers at Frankfurt hub

    Jun 8, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Everyone knows travel can be a grueling experience. A,A Having a welcoming place to relax, communicate with friends via the Internet and enjoy a hot cup of coffee can ease the stress of moving from one place to another. That's exactly what service members and their families have come to expect at the Frankfurt International Airport, thanks to the Rhein Main Area USO.

  • Soldiers return home from Iraq

    Jun 8, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - More than 80 Soldiers with the 1st Armored Division's Special Troops Battalion came home from Iraq June 4.

  • Soldier Show performers entertain Baumholder, Wiesbaden audiences

    Jun 8, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Rarely does one hear names such as Irving Berlin, Miley Cyrus, Michael Jackson, Michael Buble and Kidd Rock in the same sentence. A,A "Soldier Show 27.0" gave audiences in Baumholder and Wiesbaden that and more in performances May 21 and 23.

  • Installation Management Command Mountain Bike Series 2010

    Jun 8, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Installation Management Command Mountain Bike Series 2010 20-week series, sponsored by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation in conjunction with Outdoor Recreation, is currently being held in various locations around Europe. The championships are scheduled to occur at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels, Oct. 2.

  • Aca,!EoeRock & LuauAca,!a,,c May Festival

    Jun 7, 2010

  • Warriors wage war on excess

    Jun 7, 2010

  • Korean students sit in the flyer's seat

    Jun 7, 2010

  • Warriors scout out Korean culture

    Jun 7, 2010

  • Korean War veterans commemorate 'three hard nights' of battle

    Jun 7, 2010

    Waving flags, school children and Republic of Korea and U.S. Army Soldiers in full dress uniform greeted veterans of a little known but pivotal battle of the Korean War - the battle of Chipyong-ni, a small town about 90-minutes east of Uijeongbu.

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