Archive: Jun 2010

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  • Army Modernizes Distributed Learning Program to Improve Readiness

    Jun 7, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Distributed learning (dL) is an instructional model used by the Army to deliver individual, collective, and self-development training and education to Soldiers, leaders and Army civilians anytime/anywhere. Instructors can be blended into the learning, or the content can be delivered as standalone products.

  • 229th Military Intelligence celebrates Army's 235th birthday

    Jun 7, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - More than 450 Presidio of Monterey community members and guests helped the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion celebrate the Army's 235th birthday with a ball at Seaside, Calif., June 5.

  • Broncos Bid Farewell to Former Commander, Welcome Hawaiian Native

    Jun 7, 2010

    Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division gathered at Sills Field May 27th to bid farewell to its former commander and welcomed a Hawaiian Native as its new leader.

  • 29th ID remembers D-Day on 66th anniversary

    Jun 7, 2010

    The Virginia National Guard gathered alongside World War II veterans June 5 at the Cherry-Beasley Readiness Center in Winchester and June 6 at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by the Soldiers of the 29th Infantry Division, the 116th Infantry Regiment and all the men who fought in the largest amphibious assault in the history of modern warfare 66 years ago.

  • CECOM Software Engineering Center opens newly renovated facility

    Jun 7, 2010

    The Army's U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's Software Engineering Center senior leadership and personnel celebrated the opening of a $14 million newly-renovated and equipped facilty during a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 2 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Resolute Warriors return from deployment to Kuwait

    Jun 7, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - 32 Soldiers from the 7th Sustainment Brigade returned to Fort Eustis after serving a 12-month deployment on board U.S. Army Landing Craft Utility vessels 2013 and 2018. The vessels provided in-stream discharge operations and trans-ship cargo operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan. The LCUs also conducted resupply runs to oil derricks located throughout the Persian Gulf.

  • Children of fallen find comfort at TAPS camp

    Jun 7, 2010

    Trevor Jones peered into the vivid blue sky, tightly gripping the string holding his balloon.

  • Soldiers strive to attain Expert Field Medical Badge at Fort Polk

    Jun 7, 2010

    Prestige, honor and integrity are just words without the blood, sweat and tears to back them up. These are just a few of the characteristics of the Army's Expert Field Medical Badge, which backs up its reputation as an award that recognizes exceptional competence and outstanding performance by Soldier medics. That commitment to excellence translated into two weeks of intense training, testing and physical demands that represent the job of a combat medic.

  • Top Army NCO promotes 'complete fitness' to Soldiers

    Jun 7, 2010

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston talked about the Army's plan for the continued complete fitness and well-being of Soldiers, and stressed the importance of mental fitness for today's Soldier while meeting with Hawaii-based Soldiers, June 3.

  • National Guard from neighboring states aid Louisiana

    Jun 7, 2010

    National Guardsmen from Louisiana's neighboring states and beyond have joined with the bayou state's National Guard to help protect its shores from the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact.

  • 1ID troops remember D-Day

    Jun 7, 2010

    With temperatures soaring over a hundred degrees, Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division's Combat Aviation Brigade took a break June 6 from their daily duties at Camp Taji, Iraq, to celebrate the division's birthday and the 66th anniversary of D-Day.

  • Army Reserve's 81st RSC Wildcats remember D-Day

    Jun 7, 2010

    Dr. John "Jay" Boyd, the 81st Regional Support Command Historian, describes in detail the conditions of Allied and Axis forces during a presentation on the history of the historic D-Day Invasion in Europe. The 81st RSC spent an hour Monday, June 07, 2010, listening to Boyd talk about the invasion that took place June 6, 1944, when 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which "we will accept nothing less than full victory." More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day's end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded -- but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.

  • Fort Knox community, Sustainers Honor Memorial Day

    Jun 7, 2010

    RADCLIFF, Ky - Col. Jerrold Reeves, the deputy commander of Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), spoke May 31 at the Memorial Day Ceremony co-hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10281 and the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery - Central in Radcliff, Ky. Reeves talked about the history of Memorial Day and claimed it as a time for celebration rather than mourning.

  • 162nd Inf Bde unit focuses on defeating IEDs

    Jun 7, 2010

    The Counter-Improvised Explosive Device training unit of the 162nd Infantry Brigade has tapped into the largest U.S. military organization focused on defeating the biggest threat to coalition forces. Over the past few months, A Company, 4th Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Inf Bde, has forged a relationship with representatives from the Army Center of Excellence based at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. Alpha Co provides deploying combat advisors two days of mounted and dismounted training aimed at recognizing and defeating IEDs.

  • Water-borne Sustainers support Fleet Week in New York

    Jun 7, 2010

    NEW YORK, NY - Sustainers from the 7th Sustainment Brigade recently sailed into New York City to participate in the annual Fleet Week celebration. This is the second year the LSV-1 participated in Fleet Week showcasing U.S. Army Watercraft. Visitors in excess of 8,240 toured the vessel throughout the Memorial Day weekend.

  • TF Wings' celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month through dance, music in northern Ira

    Jun 7, 2010

    Dance is a form of cultural expression. Like visual art, sculpture or architecture, dance encapsulates, reinforces and transmits cultural traditions and values. At Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, the diversity of Asian Pacific American culture was on display as a group of more than 30 Task Force Wings' Soldiers and other volunteers celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) with a performance of traditional dance, song and food, May 28

  • 519th MPs support Special Olympics Torch Run

    Jun 7, 2010

    FORT POL, La. -- Soldiers of the 519th Military Police Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, and Fort Polk's Directorate of Emergency Services partnered with local law enforcement to participate in the Special Olympics Torch Run from Leesville to Alexandria, La., May 19.

  • Task Force Destiny in Afghanistan

    Jun 7, 2010

    Capt. Ryan Murphy and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jon Lauinger, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots fly over the different terrains of Afghanistan May 28.

  • Have you asked your personnel about suicide'

    Jun 7, 2010

    Suicide is a serious subject that few are experts on. Lack of expertise tends to create myths such as these: Suicide myth No. 1: Asking a depressed person about suicidal thoughts may give them the idea to take their own life. Fact: This is not true, and in fact, the reverse is more accurate. Not asking a person you suspect to be at risk about suicidal thoughts can lead them to believe that you do not care or want to shoulder their burden.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade over Afghanistan

    Jun 7, 2010

    Capt. Ryan Murphy and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jon Lauinger, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots fly over the different terrains of Afghanistan May 28.

  • Memorial to veterans

    Jun 7, 2010

    Sgt. First Class Stacey Murdock of the U.S. Army Garrison Honor Guard, Fort. McPherson, ejects a shell casing as the unit performs a salute during the Memorial Day program at the Marietta National Cemetery on Monday. More than 1,000 people turned out at the Marietta National Cemetery on Memorial Day to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

  • SAMS graduates largest class

    Jun 7, 2010

    Fort Leavenworth celebrated the graduation of 121 military officers and civilians from its School of Advanced Military Studies in a ceremony at the post May 20. It was the largest graduating class in the school's 26-year history.

  • Garrison Chaplain Office staff hosts Memorial Day barbecue

    Jun 7, 2010

    On May 27, four days before the actual holiday, U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Soldiers, Civilian employees and Family members got a chance to celebrate Memorial Day with a fellowship cookout outside garrison headquarters on Fort McPherson.

  • Airmen inspired at Good Grief Camp

    Jun 7, 2010

  • Garrison works to make sure 'No Civilian is left behind'

    Jun 7, 2010

    The Army has a slogan: Never leave a fallen comrade. Now, the Army is showing a similar commitment to its Civilian employees at Fort McPherson by doing all they can to help them for life after Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).

  • Golfers gather to support local schools in tournament

    Jun 7, 2010

    Seventy eight participants gathered on the Fort McPherson golf course May 28 to play in the 12th annual Dennis J.Reimer Classic, a golf tournament which gathers proceeds to benefit schools in the communities surrounding the base.

  • Task Force Destiny AH-64

    Jun 7, 2010

    Capt. Ryan Murphy and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jon Lauinger, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots fly over the different terrains of Afghanistan May 28, 2010.

  • Use your verbs to get moving and combat stress

    Jun 7, 2010

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Apache

    Jun 7, 2010

    Capt. Ryan Murphy and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jon Lauinger, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots fly over the different terrains of Afghanistan May 28, 2010.

  • ARDEC Science Fellowship Recipients: Philip Samuels and Pamela Sheehan

    Jun 7, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Philip Samuels and Pamela Sheehan were recognized with an ARDEC coin as this year's ARDEC Science Fellowship recipients by ARDEC Director Joseph Lannon at the ARDEC staff meeting of senior leaders May 24.

  • Battle memories resurface for visiting WWII veterans

    Jun 7, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Battle of the Bulge may have occurred more than a half-century ago, but for a local group of veterans of that battle it didn't take much more than handling some infantry weapons from that era to unleash a flood of memories.

  • Aviation armaments conference sparks technology collaboration

    Jun 7, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - More than 25 distinct technologies from Picatinny Arsenal were showcased at the 2010 Joint Service Aviation Armaments Conference May 25-26 that included attendees from both the Army and Navy.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade AH-64

    Jun 7, 2010

    Capt. Ryan Murphy and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jon Lauinger, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots fly over the different terrains of Afghanistan May 28, 2010.

  • Staff Sgt. David Senft, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade

    Jun 7, 2010

    Staff Sgt. David Senft, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny UH-60, Blackhawk helicopter door gunner surveys the ground during a flight in Afghanistan May 28, 2010.

  • CMA Names Director of Stockpile Operations

    Jun 7, 2010

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) has named Col. John J. Megnia as the Director of Stockpile Operations (DOSO).

  • Staff Sgt. David Senft, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade

    Jun 7, 2010

    Staff Sgt. David Senft, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny UH-60, Blackhawk helicopter door gunner surveys the ground during a flight in Afghanistan May 28.

  • Staff Sgt. David Senft, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade

    Jun 7, 2010

    Staff Sgt. David Senft, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny UH-60, Blackhawk helicopter door gunner in Kandahar, Afghanistan May 28.

  • Belvoir Twilight Tattoo held on June 4, 2010

    Jun 7, 2010

    Col. Jerry L. Blixt, Garrison Commander, Ft. Belvoir, watches the Twilight Tattoo with his guests on June 4, 2010.

  • "Garryowen" visits Patriots for field day

    Jun 7, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, spent June 2-4 at the Palo Alto Middle School, in Killeen, Texas, to take part in the student's Field Day.

  • High-tech radar maps defeat camouflage

    Jun 7, 2010

    To the untrained eye, U.S. Army radar-generated maps may look like a bird's-eye view of a city at night; however, these images contain useful intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information that reveal concealed objects by penetrating foliage, buildings and some terrain while overcoming camouflage, concealment and deception techniques.

  • Going beyond the "foliage" to get to TRACER

    Jun 7, 2010

    TRACER is a mid-range, long wavelength synthetic aperture radar system that provides all-weather persistent surveillance. Due to its decreased size, weight and power consumption compared to the predecessor Foliage Penetration Radar program, or FOPEN, TRACER operates on manned and unmanned platforms and produces images on-board in less than five minutes. To introduce TRACER's capabilities to Army and DoD, CERDEC I2WD hosted a VIP presentation May 19 at the center's Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate facilities in Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • USAG Brussels celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    Jun 7, 2010

    USAG Brussels, Belgium celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on May 27 with a diverse program.

  • New fire station doors help decrease response time at Fort Gordon

    Jun 7, 2010

    FORT GORDON, Ga. -- The installation fire department invested in high tech, low maintenance doors and reduced their response time to emergencies.

  • Get Published: Heritage Project now seeks written submissions

    Jun 7, 2010

    People are the heritage of Fort Monroe, and we want to hear from you. We started off with looking for photos, but The Fort Monroe Online Heritage Project has quickly expanded to include anecdotes about your time on Fort Monroe. The submission process is easy.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers in Normandy France

    Jun 7, 2010

    The operation will commemorate the 66th Anniversary of D-day Allied Invasion by visiting key sites, participating in memorial ceremonies and

  • June 3, 2010- FORSCOM Change of Command

    Jun 7, 2010

    We pay tribute today to their tremendous leadership and to their absolute commitment to Soldiers and Families-a commitment that Hondo has delivered on for more than forty years.

  • ARDEC logo contest fosters employee innovation

    Jun 7, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A new process called the Collaborative Innovation Framework is just beginning and is geared to helping engineers take their innovation instincts to the next level.

  • NDU Army Birthday celebration held at Roosevelt Hall on June 4, 2010

    Jun 7, 2010

    The National Defense University Army Birthday celebration on June 4, 2010 was hosted by The National War College

  • Use your verbs to get moving and combat stress

    Jun 7, 2010

    From my first day in command here, IAca,!a,,cve been promoting physical fitness. After all, strong bodies lead to healthy, happy people. Never has the need for us to be healthy been greater than it is today. An additional benefit of physical health is the boost it gives to mental resiliency. As part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, mental resiliency is a vital aspect of overall health that helps Soldiers (as well as Civilian employees and Family members) avoid self-defeating traps.

  • Statewide Click it or Ticket campaign launches from Picatinny Arsenal

    Jun 7, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny Arsenal hosted the kickoff for the state's annual Click it or Ticket seatbelt mobilization outside the Visitor Control center on May 24.

  • Test your knowledge of Army history

    Jun 7, 2010

    Quiz on Army History

  • Grafenwoehr to host Army Europe 10-Miler qualification race

    Jun 7, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The qualification race for Soldiers wanting to compete on the U.S. Army Europe 10-Miler team is set for July 10 at U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr.

  • Strength in Diversity: Hungarian background helps JMTC planner shape Army training in Europe

    Jun 7, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Hungarian native turned U.S. citizen Peter Fodor plays an integral part in coordinating training opportunities for allied nations who train at the 7th U.S. Army Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC) here.

  • Colonels reclaim bragging rights in softball challenge

    Jun 7, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The annual Softball Challenge between the colonel and sergeant major teams was held May 29 at the Yongsan Garrison baseball field.

  • Army Renewable Energy Initiative

    Jun 6, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Renewable Energy Initiative encompasses all Army efforts to adopt technologies and capabilities that will help promote and facilitate renewable energy. It involves a series of public outreach events and conferences which are designed to showcase new, cutting-edge technologies and capabilities. The Army is pursuing renewable energy for solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, cogeneration, waste-to-energy, hydrogen energy storage, and vehicle-to-grid power. The Renewable Energy Initiative is part and parcel of the Army's comprehensive Energy Security Implementation Strategy. Fiscal, legislative and operational imperatives are forcing the Army to be an energy innovator and leader. The Army aims to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels while increasing its use of renewable and alternative energy.

  • A walk through history

    Jun 6, 2010

    When Col. Kent Goff isn't sporting his Army Combat Uniform during weekend battle assemblies, he is likely decked out in a military uniform from another era. The 412th Theater Engineer Command's intelligence and security officer is also a military history buff who participates in civil war re-enactments.

  • 101st CAB, TF Destiny Memorial Day Ceremony

    Jun 6, 2010

    The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny honored their fallen comrades during a ceremony on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan Memorial Day. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Apache AH-64

    Jun 6, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter fires into the barrenness of the red desert, Afghanistan, to sustain accuracy skills. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • 1st Battalion Change of Command

    Jun 6, 2010

    Lt. Col. Brandon Robbins, new commander for 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), receives the battalion colors from Col. David Anders, Regimental Commander, in a change of command ceremony at Summerall Field on June 4.

  • Partnership flies high on Operation Carpet Ride

    Jun 5, 2010

    Soldiers with the 14th Iraqi Army Division, 52nd Brigade conducted a series of searches, dubbed Operation Carpet Ride May 29, 2010. Using U.S. intelligence, the Soldiers had an important target- an alleged bomb-making factory.

  • Joint Base Balad Soldiers participate in concert 'back home'

    Jun 5, 2010

    Soldiers participate in Baton Rouge music fest vie live, two-way satellite link.

  • Missouri Guard unit earns four national engineer awards

    Jun 4, 2010

    Two small-town community parks projects helped propel the Missouri National Guard's Festus-based 220th Engineer Company to four national engineering awards which included the prestigious 2009 Itschner Award from the Army Engineer Association.

  • Veterans gather as brothers to remember

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment took charge of the 2010 Memorial Day program at the Washington State Soldiers Home, in Orting, wash., Monday, arriving in a small fleet of vans and buses to escort many of the 173 residents from their rooms to the hall lined with bunting.

  • Chaplain remembers Tiananmen Square on anniversary

    Jun 4, 2010

    It was 21 years ago, June 4, 1989, that Americans watched footage on television of a line of tanks in China's Tiananmen Square stop just short of running over a student protester who was bold enough to stand in their path.

  • Lewis Soldier credits Army for his chance at top film school

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Google Sgt. James Valdez of 9th Financial Management Company, and eventually you'll find a connection to show business. In December 2008 while deployed to Camp Arafjan, Kuwait, Valdez met model and television personality Leeann Tweeden. signing autographs while traveling with the Sergeant Major of the Army's 2008 Hope and Freedom Tour.

  • JBLM monument marks 80th anniversary

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - This base is home to monuments, memorials and statues, but the one honoring the Army's 91st Division just past the northwest end of Watkins Field might be the most impressive. Dedicated on May 30, 1930, the monument recently celebrated its 80th anniversary.

  • JBLM program aids butterflies, protects training area

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Joint Base Lewis-McChord Garrison Commander Col. Thomas Brittain - former Ranger and combat veteran - might have looked out of place as he carefully carried a dainty butterfly into a field of sunflowers. However, it was all part of JBLM's Army Compatible Use Buffer Program and a vital link to preserving a dwindling species as well as valuable training area.

  • ROTC training operation grows

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - The number of Army lieutenants commissioning through the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps is on the rise. The capstone training and assessment course that ensures cadets are ready to lead Soldiers, held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord each summer, is growing, too.

  • Every Year, a Silent Tribute to a Hero

    Jun 4, 2010

    A Seattle-area brother and sister remember their childhood friend, who was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for making the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

  • More than 70 vendors along with post officials provide information at annual JBLM Safety Day

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The third annual installation safety fair was held May 27 and hosted more than 70 vendors - a mix of officials, agencies, companies and municipalities - all demonstrating the latest safety-related practices and equipment.

  • JBLM scholarship numbers on the rise

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Thirty-three lucky family members were the recipients of Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarships, which is almost twice as many as the 18 awarded last year. They were recognized May 21 at the Family Resource Center during the annual awards ceremony.

  • JBLM BSAP focuses on preventing tragedies before they happen

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Military personnel already face enough stress, Montgomery said. Sadly, it isn't until such tragedies occur that people understand the extent of emotional trauma involved. The Base Substance Abuse Program on JBLM provides assistance to active-duty and retired service members, as well as local Army and Air Force civilian employees and adult family members looking for assistance in dealing with a variety of addictions.

  • Leopard Battalion Helps Open Region's First Fully-Accessible Playground

    Jun 4, 2010

    Soldiers from the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command, teamed up with group members of Leadership Temple to help put some of the finishing touches on a unique park project, the first fully-accessible playground in Central Texas. The Lions Park playground is now open to the public, and it's designed to be completely accessible to children of all ages who have mental or physical disabilities...

  • ASEP helps match spouses with employers

    Jun 4, 2010

    Military spouses face unique challenges their civilian counterparts do not. One of those is finding a career in a lifestyle that is mostly transient. The Employment Readiness Program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord helps spouses find work and continuity in careers that suit them. ERP achieves this through a relationship it has with the Army Spouse Employment Partnership, a nationwide program committed to connecting Army spouses with prospective employers.

  • Wrangler Brigade Raises More Than $30,300 for Army Emergency Relief

    Jun 4, 2010

    During the past few months, representatives across the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), sought to reach the Wrangler Team's goal of $20,000 in collections for its Army Emergency Relief campaign. By the end of the AER collection period last month, the Wrangler Brigade had exceeded its initial goal and raised more than $30,300.

  • MWR Academy Renamed

    Jun 4, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Army News Service, June 2, 2010) -- With family, friends and Army leaders gathered near a plaque bearing his likeness, the MWR Academy which was established in 1987 was officially named the Maj. Gen. Robert M. Joyce Family and MWR Academy on May 27.

  • Asian Pacific Dancers Commemorate the Month of May

    Jun 4, 2010

    Hours before Fort Hood Soldiers were released for Memorial Day weekend, they shared time experiencing the history of many in their formation. May marked Asian Pacific American Heritage month, and with Abrams Physical Fitness Center as its theater, the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and numerous other units across the installation commemorated the contributions of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the U.S. Army May 27.

  • TF Wings' 'CAC Company' executes critical mission in northern Iraq

    Jun 4, 2010

    For the air crew of the "Stingrays," Company A, 3-25th General Support Aviation Battalion, "Task Force Hammerhead," 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, the extreme weather amounted to another challenging mission change. The Command and Control team is always prepared to navigate poor weather and restricted visibility conditions to safely transport U.S. Division - North's commanding general to critical meetings in Iraq.

  • Army building, buying, going 'green'

    Jun 4, 2010

    Saving the environment and saving money at the same time are not incompatible goals, as highlighted in the Army Sustainability Report published last month.

  • Thurman becomes 18th commander of U.S. Army's largest command

    Jun 4, 2010

    This slide contains photos of the U.S. Army Forces Command change of command ceremony June 3, 2010. Gen. James D. Thurman became the 18th general to command U.S. Army Forces Command.

  • Long Knife troops prep for JRTC

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Soldiers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, prepared for their month-long field exercise at the Division Rapid Reaction Field (DRRF) and rail operations center, June 2.

  • PHOTOS: Running the Gauntlet: Soldiers and NCOs compete to be the year's best

    Jun 4, 2010

    PHOTOS: Running the Gauntlet: Soldiers and NCOs compete to be the year's best

  • Army seeks balance with rapid acquisition

    Jun 4, 2010

    The difference between rapid acquisition and traditional acquisition can be as much as six years.

  • Fort Campbell Directorate of Contracting receives award

    Jun 4, 2010

    The Fort Campbell Directorate of Contracting received the Excellence in Acquisition Leadership (Other Than Major Weapons Systems) Award in the 2010 Army Contracting Awards Program competition. The award was given "based upon outstanding mission support of customers, contracting innovations and process improvements and effective resource management." The Army Contracting Command, part of the Army Material Command, also recognized Fort Campbell's DOC for its continual support for Soldiers and Families, which was cited as "second to none." DOC Deputy Director Carl Heckmann said competition for the award was strong, and the win recognizes the quality work of Fort Campbell's contracting activity.

  • Army helps students prepare for security, emergency preparedness

    Jun 4, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Army is helping prepare students to protect the nation. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's chemical and biological center is assisting Harford County Public Schools with the development and implementation of Joppatowne High School's Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Program Aca,!aEURc the nation's first high school program that paves the way to a HSEP career.

  • Two Construction projects on the horizon

    Jun 4, 2010

    The U.S. Army Garrison-Natick has two major construction projects in the near future. The garrison received funding to replace the roof on Building 5 and repair the roof on Building 1.

  • Memorial Day: more than a picnic

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Stationed at Fort Benning with her husband COL(R) Jack Harron six times during his 30-year career, Jean has attended the Fort Benning Memorial Day service dozens of times. But this year's ceremony was more poignant than before.

  • Use your verbs to get moving and combat stress

    Jun 4, 2010

    From my first day in command here, I've been promoting physical fitness. After all, strong bodies lead to healthy, happy people. Never has the need for us to be healthy been greater than it is today. An additional benefit of physical health is the boost it gives to mental resiliency.

  • Healing old wounds: Vietnam veterans finally get their due at homecoming celebration

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - This homecoming has been a long time in the making. Shunned, ridiculed and even spit on in some cases four decades ago during the nation's turbulent past, Vietnam War veterans will finally get a long-awaited tribute June 5 at a daylong "welcome home" celebration.

  • Army researchers explore laser detection techniques

    Jun 4, 2010

    As the need for chemical, biological and explosive detection becomes more relevant in today's world, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is leading the effort in laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, which is capable of highly advanced materials analysis.

  • Invictus Battalion replicates Kosovo forces for Puerto Rico National Guard unit

    Jun 4, 2010

    A contingent from the 3-345th Combat Service Support "Invictus" Battalion, 188th Infantry Brigade worked, in support of the 1-335th and the 3-338th Infantry Battalions, to replicate the myriad of forces that the 92nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade will encounter while in Kosovo.

  • Army tests training rounds for shoulder-launched weapon

    Jun 4, 2010

    The Maneuver Battle Lab spent four days evaluating a pair of sub-caliber training rounds for a shoulder-launched weapon used to engage armored vehicles from confined or enclosed positions to identify which one best prepares Soldiers to fire the real thing.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Kurt M. Woods

    Jun 4, 2010

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Kurt M. Woods

  • Memorial honors Sky Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - SGT Lucas Beachnaw didn't attend the dedication for the 173rd Airborne Brigade National Memorial June 1. But his family did. Lucas, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, was the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team's first fatality this deployment.

  • Belvoir says farewell to beloved chaplain

    Jun 4, 2010

    Family, friends and colleagues crammed into Woodlawn Chapel Thursday to give thanks and say goodbye to Chaplain (Col.) Alexander Webster, who retired from the Army Reserve after 25 years of service to his country.

  • Get to know the new Teacher of the Year

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Earning the title Teacher of the Year is all about going above and beyond. "We're just looking for outstanding teachers (who) not only know their subject matter well and have a tremendous ability to get it across, but they care," said assistant superintendent Shirley Jaeger.

  • High school students honor military, history

    Jun 4, 2010

    Mount Vernon High School's Marketing Department held its annual spring fashion show May 26 at Mount Vernon Country Club.

  • Better than the fair, it's Fun Fest!

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "No strings attached." That's the theme for Fun Fest, an annual community celebration put on by Epworth United Methodist Church. School's out, but don't head off for summer vacation without bringing family and friends to this festival-style event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 5. There'll be free food, games, prizes, entertainment - and no catch.

  • New Fort Belvoir AM radio station hits the dial

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Fort Belvoir has changed on many fronts, including the world of bandwidth.

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