Archive: Jun 2010

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  • Army recognizes executive coaching, mentoring program participants

    Nov 2, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Army officials recognized civilian employees completing two of the three executive coaching sessions held so far this year at a June 2 ceremony at the Research, Development and Engineering Command headquarters.

  • Tropic Lightning holds Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Board

    Jun 1, 2010

    Candidates from the 25th Infantry Division endured a long day of qualification events for the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club May 25 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The Soldiers did pushup and situps in the Army Combat Uniform (minus blouse and headgear), an 8-mile ruck march with full battle gear, weapons qualification, six common task training lanes, and six round-robin board appearances before individual board members.

  • Presidio of Monterey community members learn from Safety Day

    Jun 1, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Safety Day came to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and the Presidio of Monterey May 28 with live demonstrations and interactive events for military and civilians to learn from as a part of Safety Awareness Month.

  • Chaves named USARPAC Deputy CG for Guard

    Jun 1, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Chaves became the U.S. Army, Pacific Deputy Commanding General , Army National Guard effective June 1 after pinning on his second star.

  • JLTV prototypes on display at pentagon

    Jun 1, 2010

    The Army and Marine Corps displayed three newly built government prototypes of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) in the Pentagon courtyard May 27 as part of an effort to demonstrate progress thus far and pave the way toward additional testing of the vehicles, service officials said.

  • Guard officers run 550 miles for resiliency

    Jun 1, 2010

    After running along 550 miles of roads, bike paths and rail trails from Maine to the nation's capital, two Army National Guard officers took their final steps of a 21-day journey at Arlington National Cemetery, May 28, to promote resiliency.

  • Army Supports National Safety Month

    Jun 1, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The National Safety Council has designated June as National Safety Month and with this in mind, Soldiers, leaders and family members should think about how they can "Play It Safe" this summer. Historically, off-duty fatality rates increase from April to September, consequently there is a greater emphasis on warm weather activities such as grilling, water-related activities, ATV riding, dirt biking and more. Seasonal dangers include heat injuries, drowning, food preparation and storage dangers, sunburn and fireworks injuries.

  • Last continuously serving Army officer with Vietnam experience to retire after 40 years of service

    Jun 1, 2010

    After 40 years of Army service dating back to the Vietnam War, Gen. Charles C. Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, will retire, during a combined retirement/change of command ceremony, June 3.

  • Memorial Day in the Quad Cities

    Jun 1, 2010

    Members of the Army Sustainment Command speak at multiple community events in honor of Memorial Day and Soldiers prepare to raise the colors on Memorial Day at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. The colors were placed at half-staff until noon, and then raised to full-staff from 12:01 p.m. until the evening retreat ceremony.

  • Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Day 2010

    Jun 1, 2010

    Vice President of the United States, Honorable Joe Biden, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and gives a speech in honor of Memorial Day.

  • TF Marne pays tribute to fallen warriors

    Jun 1, 2010

    Task Force Marne Soldiers and civiliansobserved Memorial Day with a wreath-laying and 21-gun salute for 18 fallen TF Marne warriors who died in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Gold Star Wives celebrate 65 years of service

    Jun 1, 2010

    Back during World War II, a small group of women met in a living room to lend support to those whose husbands were killed in the line of duty. Now 65 years later, that small group has become the Gold Star Wives of America, standing 10,000-strong with 60 chapters across America.

  • FORSCOMAca,!E+commanding general to retire after 40 years of dedicated service

    Jun 1, 2010

    After 40 years of Army service dating back to the Vietnam War, Gen. Charles C. "Hondo" Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), will retire June 3 during a combined retirement and change of command ceremony on Hedekin Field.

  • Career fair opens doors to employment

    Jun 1, 2010

    On May 20, Soldiers, Civilian employees and Family members of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem communities gathered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Commons at Fort McPherson to take part in the Joint Forces Career Fair.

  • Interns help Reserve Soldiers celebrate at spring social

    Jun 1, 2010

    May 10, the Army Reserve hosted its annual Enlisted Dining Out at a downtown Atlanta hotel, a military tradition that fosters camaraderie and respect for the role of the NCO.

  • Third Army hosts women's forum with Jordanian military

    Jun 1, 2010

  • Remembering the fallen

    Jun 1, 2010

    Col. (Dr.) Robert Pero, command surgeon, Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., served as the keynote speaker during a Memorial Day ceremony May 31 at the Bettendorf (Iowa) Veterans Memorial Park. Pero also assisted in the laying of the traditional remembrance wreath to close the ceremony.

  • Presidio of Monterey community members learn from Safety Day

    Jun 1, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Safety Day came to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and the Presidio of Monterey May 28 with live demonstrations and interactive events for military and civilians to learn from as a part of Safety Awareness Month.

  • Brig. Gen. Steven Feldmann speaks at Memorial Day ceremony

    Jun 1, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Steven Feldmann, deputy commanding general for operations, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, delivered a speech at a Memorial Day Ceremony at American Legion Post No. 569, Milan, Ill., May 31. Feldmann talked about his experiences while serving in Afghanistan and Haiti as he assisted the Milan American Legion members in honoring veterans.

  • Sponsorship: Start Strong to Be Strong

    Jun 1, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - I have moved many times in my career, within the United States and overseas. I have deployed several times, leaving my wife to pull double duty at home.

  • CECOM Commander Visits Kuwait

    Jun 1, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong visits Kuwait recently and discusses the installation of RHINO earth tiller demining system to vehicles in theater.

  • Interns help Reserve Soldiers celebrate at spring social

    Jun 1, 2010

    May 10, the Army Reserve hosted its annual Enlisted Dining Out at a downtown Atlanta hotel, a military tradition that fosters camaraderie and respect for the role of the NCO. To underwrite the cost of attendance for junior enlisted Soldiers, senior NCOs typically host fundraisers and officers sponsor Soldiers from their staffs.

  • Trouble' Surely, there is someone else who will ...

    Jun 1, 2010

    The eerie klaxon sounds that often come in the dead of the night may not mean much to most people. Most folks, if they even wake up, might give the sound only a quick thought that somewhere there may be trouble. They may lift their head up for a moment, do a quick inventory of their surroundings, and then fall back to sleep. Surely, they may think, there is someone else who will handle whatever trouble there is in the community tonight.

  • Col. David Sears gives keynote address at Memorial Day ceremony in Davenport, Iowa

    Jun 1, 2010

    Photos and long cutline of the Davenport, Iowa, wreath-wreath laying ceremony for Memorial Day.

  • Fort Polk welcomes home 546th Maintenance Co

    Jun 1, 2010

    The pictures say it all...more Fort Polk Soldiers return from deployment

  • Third Army hosts women's forum with Jordanian military

    Jun 1, 2010

    Third Army hosted seven women from the Jordanian military for a Women's Forum May 4-6 at Ft. Lee, Va., designed to increase interoperability between the two countries. "The intent for this exchange was to bring together female Soldiers from the Jordanian military and the U.S. Army to show the many different jobs women hold in the U.S. military," said Sgt. 1st Class Sidney Curtis, Third Army/U.S. Army Central Arabian Peninsula and Levant NCOIC. "This event took participants through a tour of the many different organizations on Fort Lee."

  • CECOM Commander Visits Europe Headquarters

    Jun 1, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong visited Germany in early May to meet with CECOM Europe team members. Part of Strong's itinerary included a visit to the headquarters of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Anonymous Online Mental Health Screening - June 2010

    Jun 1, 2010

    Man, what are you drinking' Or more importantly, how much' If you are like many men, you may drink alcohol occasionally. Or, like others, you may drink moderate amounts of alcohol on a regular basis. But did you know that drinking more than the moderate levels -even occasionally- may put you at risk for serious health problems'

  • JRTC firemarkers help Soldiers have 'blast' during rotation

    Jun 1, 2010

    A platoon of Soldiers rides down miles of gravel roads - tense, alert, watching. At any minute they may be attacked with improvised explosive devices, rocket propelled grenades or small arms fire. The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky., has encountered a great deal of enemy activity on these roads in the past few days. Without warning, an RPG slams into one of the convoy's HMWWVs. Chaos ensues, staunched only by the Soldiers' cool heads and ingrained training. Smoke fills the battle space and the Soldiers return fire in the direction of their attackers. Once the disabled vehicle is hooked up for towing, the platoon continues on its way, one step closer to their imminent deployment. The 4th BCT is on rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center, preparing for a deployment to Afghanistan. The realism of their training depends on the pyrotechnic endeavors of an indispensable group of people at JRTC: The firemarkers.

  • Photos from Memorial Day 2010 at Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 1, 2010

    The U. S. Navy Sea Chanters perform "American Anthem" during the Memorial Day Ceremony in the Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 31, 2010.

  • Families, friends, and smiles ... a perfect Watervliet Arsenal day

    Jun 1, 2010

    The Watervliet Arsenal conducted its first on-site Family Day in nearly 20 years. More than 900 Department of the Army Civilians and their family members attended. Tours of the manufacturing bays, which a generation of families had not experienced, seemed to be the highlight for many. Of course, other Family Day events such as the Kid Zone, live band, and picnic were very popular, too.

  • FACILITY WRAPS-UP MORTAR DISPOSAL OPERATIONS

    Jun 1, 2010

    Workers safely destroyed the last explosively-configured mustard agent-filled munition today at the Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (TOCDF) located at Deseret Chemical Depot (DCD).

  • DoD launches personalized quit tobacco training

    Jun 1, 2010

    The U.S. Department of Defense has announced the launch of Train2Quit, an innovative Web-based tobacco cessation training specifically designed for military personnel and families.

  • "First Team" troopers meet for Stable Call

    Jun 1, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Back in the time when mounted cavalry meant that a trooper was on horseback, the stable call was a bugle sound that alerted cavalrymen that it was time to care for their horses.

  • Threat Assessment Team

    Jun 1, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison - Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) and other activity leadership are committed to provide its personnel with a safe and healthy place to work. The Threat Assessment Team (TAT) was established as a proactive multidisciplinary approach to prevent, evaluate, and assess the potential for workplace violence. Members of the TAT include RIA representatives from the Army Substance Abuse Program/Employee Assistance Program (ASAP/EAP), Law Enforcement Division/Criminal Investigator, Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC), and Office of Counsel along with consultations provided by the Health Clinic, Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO), and Safety Office if indicated.

  • Fort McPherson celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    Jun 1, 2010

    On May 21, the Fort McPherson U.S. Army Garrison hosted an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month luncheon at The Commons at Fort McPherson to celebrate the contributions of these Americans to the nation.

  • 41st Fires opens its pool for summer

    Jun 1, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Fort Hood Soldiers don't have to fear the heat of Central Texas as the "Rail Gunners" prepare to take the sting out of summer.

  • "Black Jack" mourns fallen Soldier

    Jun 1, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Soldiers and leaders from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division gathered to mourn the loss of Pfc. Mark West at a memorial service held in his honor, here, May 18.

  • Gold Star Wives celebrate 65 years of 'service, support and friendship'

    Jun 1, 2010

  • Gold Star Wives celebrate 65 years of 'service, support and friendship'

    Jun 1, 2010

  • Sustainers return to basics with staff exercise

    Jun 1, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held a staff exercise, which familiarized the unit's Soldiers on its mission processes on May 24-26 at Fort Knox's Army Reserve Command headquarters. Affected by frequent turnover since the command's return from Iraq in August of 2009, the command held the STAFFEX to ensure new Soldiers get up to speed on the unit's mission, procedures and systems.

  • 3rd HBCT honors fallen during Memorial Day ceremony

    Jun 1, 2010

    The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division remembered their fallen Soldiers during a Memorial Day ceremony at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu May 31, 2010.

  • 3rd HBCT honors fallen during Memorial Day ceremony

    Jun 1, 2010

  • National Guard engineers work to protect Louisiana coastline

    Jun 1, 2010

    The Guard's 225th Engineer Brigade is continuing to construct a sand-filled basket barrier on the beach in Port Fourchon, La. To date, the engineers have built about 2.5 miles of the Hesco basket barrier wall.

  • Fort McPherson celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    Jun 1, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. -- On May 21, the Fort McPherson U.S. Army Garrison hosted an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month luncheon at The Commons at Fort McPherson to celebrate the contributions of these Americans to the nation.

  • CAA convenes at APG

    Jun 1, 2010

    Delegates from armies throughout the western hemisphere have convened at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for the next session of the Conference of American Armies, May 31 to June 4.

  • Ceremony Honors Veterans

    Jun 1, 2010

  • Remembrance echoes at Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery

    Jun 1, 2010

    A slightly overcast day provided a fitting setting for the Memorial Day Service at Rock Island National Cemetery Monday. Hundreds came to honor those who have fallen and ones that serve. Like every year, this day holds its own special meaning for everyone.

  • Watch live-streaming video of the June Army Leader Forum

    Jun 1, 2010

    Join Dr. Andrew F. Krepinevich, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CBSA) President and well known author, at the next Army Leader Forum, today, from 11 a.m. to Noon.

  • The Army's 235th Birthday

    Jun 1, 2010

    Link to the Army Birthday Website

  • Vice president lays wreath for Memorial Day

    Jun 1, 2010

    Saying servicemembers are the "heart, soul and spine" of the nation, Vice President Joe Biden Jr. honored America's fallen military at the National Memorial Day observance in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Hero Street, USA

    Jun 1, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, was the guest speaker at the Hero Street Monument Memorial Day Ceremony, May 29. Silvis, Ill., is the home of Hero Street, U.S.A. and was named in honor of eight Soldiers of Mexican-American descent, all of whom who lived on the street (formerly Second Street), who gave their lives fighting in World War II. This street, consisting of roughly 25 homes, has sent more than 100 residents into the military since World War II.

  • APG Leaders

    Jun 1, 2010

    "Together we will find ways to improve our support to Soldiers and our combat formations every day." - Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, Commanding General, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Research, Development and Engineering Command ________________________ "We're all part of a team whose strength lies in a unified effort; therefore, we've got to support each other in order to continue building." - Col. Orlando Ortiz, Command, USAG-APG

  • Operation Air Drop Normandy 2010

    Jun 1, 2010

    Paratroopers with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) begin their mission to participate in Operation Air Drop Normandy by boarding an Air Force C-130 Hercules on Pope Air Force Base, May 25.

  • Duck Derby wraps up Picatinny's 2010 AER campaign

    Jun 1, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny's second annual duck derby race was held here May 14, wrapping up the tail end of the 2010 Army Emergency Relief Fund campaign.

  • 21st TSC remembers fallen at Meuse-Argonne on Memorial Day

    Jun 1, 2010

    Despite the gray skies and heavy rain, Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Special Troops Battalion traveled to the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial May 30 to take part in a Memorial Day ceremony here.

  • Staying Danger Strong - Soldiers re-enlist in the 1st Infantry Division

    Jun 1, 2010

    When Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion got the opportunity to raise their right hand 5,000 feet up in the air in a Black Hawk helicopter with Maj. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, 1st Inf. Div. commander, reciting the oath of enlistment, they flew at the chance.

  • 18th MP Brigade Soldiers battle to be named 'the best'

    Jun 1, 2010

    For most Soldiers, the road to a brigade Warrior or Warrior Leader of the Year competition begins months prior to the event itself. It is a journey of late-night studying, memorizing, repetitive drills, training, practicing ... and practicing again.

  • USAG Benelux remembers the fallen

    Jun 1, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - USAG Benelux celebrated Memorial Day as a trio of color guards represented ChiAfA..vres Garrison, USAG Brussels and USAG Schinnen in cemeteries throughout Belgium and the Netherlands May 29-30. More than 27,000 American war veterans rest in cemeteries across the Benelux and another 3,000 remain missing from the region. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki joined other dignitaries - U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium Howard Gutman; U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands Fay Hartog Levin; Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, queen of the Netherlands; Vice Adm. Richard Gallagher, U.S. Military representative to the NATO Military Committee and USAG Benelux Garrison Commander Col. James Drago - in honoring the thousands of fallen.

  • Obama backs Gates in budget debate

    Jun 1, 2010

    President Barack Obama promised to veto any legislation that includes funding for an alternate engine for the F-35 joint strike fighter or more C-17 cargo jets, expressing his "strong support" for Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates' budget-reform effort.

  • World Trade Center I-beam unveiled at Bagram

    Jun 1, 2010

    More than 200 multinational troops converged in front of the Regional Command East command building to see an I-beam segment from the World Trade Center unveiled during a Memorial Day ceremony.

  • Gates addresses troops on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal

    Jun 1, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told troops worldwide that any repeal of the so-called "don't ask don't tell" law will be delayed until the ongoing Defense Department high-level review is completed, and only after he, the president and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff all can certify that the department is ready to make the change without hurting unit cohesion, military readiness, military effectiveness, and recruiting and retention.

  • German, U.S. military elementary school students share cultures, education

    Jun 1, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The 100-year-old oak door leading into the Trebur German elementary school was impressive, especially to the Hainerberg Elementary second-graders who visited in March. The door had history, it had weight, and more importantly it was old.

  • Army firefighters protect 3BCT in Iraq

    Jun 1, 2010

    Army firefighters from Fort Carson, Colo., are providing for the safety of their fellow Soldiers at Contingency Operating Site Garry Owen, in Maysan Province.

  • Army engineers work with students to test their math, problem-solving skills

    Jun 1, 2010

    Wiesbaden Middle School students are gearing up to put their engineering, math and problem-solving skills to the test at the Wiesbaden Commissary June 4. As part of a Corps of Engineers, Europe District-sponsored project, eighth-graders will be constructing a replica of the Corps of Engineer castle out of cans.

  • Deployed unit passes out the patches

    Jun 1, 2010

    The 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted a combat patch ceremony May 8, 2010, at Contingency Operating Base Adder. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. William Edwards, battalion commander, and battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Henry Williams recognized 98 Soldiers as the unit's newest combat veterans.

  • All gave some, some gave all: U.S. Army Africa Soldiers honor World War II fallen during North Afric

    Jun 1, 2010

    U.S. soldiers participate in Memorial Day ceremony at North African Military Cemetery. GEN Ward and MG Garrett attended. Ceremony included wreath laying ceremony at site of WWII memorial to the Soldiers who were killed in action during the North African Campaign

  • Patch girls' soccer team takes D-1 title, caps off perfect season

    Jun 1, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - The Patch High School Panthers girls' soccer team took on the Heidelberg Lions in a "cat fight" that pushed both teams to their limits during the Division 1 championship May 22 in Ramstein.

  • Comedian brings laughs to military community

    Jun 1, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- The lights dim, and the crowd grows silent. A man with round glasses, jeans, loafers and a small piece of paper steps into the spotlight, and for the next 45 minutes, has them roaring with laughter. He's Bengt Washburn, a comedian and Air Force spouse, and now a resident of U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart.

  • Age-old wisdom: Greek plays help service members understand war's impact

    Jun 1, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- Suicide, unrecognized loyalty, isolation, revenge and mental anguish are issues that face many service members today.

  • Time management training helps managers focus on priorities

    Jun 1, 2010

    Time ... it has puzzled scientists and philosophers for thousands of years. It's no wonder that U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart managers have their own time mystery to ponder: how to manage it more effectively.

  • Prepare for reintegration: talk it out, plan ahead

    Jun 1, 2010

    This week is my husband's last week in Afghanistan. It's been a year. You name the ways - 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days - I've counted it backward and forward more times that I can remember.

  • SOS keeps survivors connected to Army family

    Jun 1, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- The Army has not forgotten the surviving families of fallen warriors.

  • Thunder PSD trains to roll safely through any environment

    Jun 1, 2010

    Redmond, a cavalry scout serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, leads a group of 18 Soldiers on the personal security detachment protecting Lt. Col. Scott Gerber, 3rd "Thunder" Squadron, 3rd ACR commander.

  • "Real world" training helps Longknife Petroleum Specialists

    Jun 1, 2010

    As two AH-64 Apache helicopters approach the forward arming and refueling point on Forward Operating Base Miami, a team of aircraft petroleum supply specialists hustle to their positions to perform tasks necessary for the helicopters to return to the air.

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