Archive: Jun 2010

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  • Building Network Of Employment

    Jun 25, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Huntsville just became another top choice for national recognition. And this time, the recognition directly relates to the Army's veterans. During the signing of the Armed Forces Celebration Week proclamation June 14, community leaders shared the podium with the Army's director of Human Resources Policy Directorate, who announced a new Army program that will be launched in Huntsville to recruit, employ and retain veterans in federal employment.

  • Mission rehearsal exercise final exam for deploying Soldiers at Fort McCoy

    Jun 25, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers are deploying to a war zone in a week or two, but they still must take a final exam. The eight-day mission rehearsal exercise (MRE) is one of the last tasks a mobilized unit must accomplish before being validated for deployment in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF) or Enduring Freedom (OEF).

  • A Co, 4-353rd Infantry Regiment sets C-IED training standard

    Jun 25, 2010

    "This is the best dismounted (improvised explosive device) indicator lane that I have ever seen," said Chuck Launderville, a counter-IED integration cell, or C12C, member from Fort Bragg, N.C. during a visit to the 162nd C-IED training lane June 9. CI2C representatives from Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Campbell, Ky.; and Fort Stewart, Ga.; as well as two representatives from the 1st Army IED Master Trainer Program at Camp Shelby, Miss., visited the 162nd Infantry Brigade C-IED training conducted by A Company, 4th Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Inf Bde on North Fort Polk.

  • Language training at Fort McCoy supports Soldiers' missions

    Jun 25, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. - When someone thinks of a location to replicate Iraq or Afghan culture, Fort McCoy might not be the first place that would come to mind. Thanks to Soldiers of the 1st, 340th Training Support Battalion, civilian contracted foreign language speakers (FLS) and cultural role players (CRP) managed by the 2nd, 411th Logistical Support Battalion, Soldiers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan are getting realistic cultural training here.

  • Medical units tackle real-life scenarios at Fort McCoy

    Jun 25, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Unit personnel participating in a two-week training session at Fort McCoy developed their medical and Soldier skills to prepare for any future mission they may receive. Maj. Dennis Klatt, a clinical coordinator for Regional Training Site (RTS)-Medical at Fort McCoy, said RTS-Medical personnel arranged for training to teach Army Reserve medical units what they might encounter in future scenarios, such as deployments. The practical training was done on medical tactical lanes, while classroom training was conducted at RTS-Medical facilities.

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers Train on Chemical, Biological, Radiological Rescue

    Jun 25, 2010

    Members of the New York Army National Guard's 1156th Engineer Company, wearing red helmets, use a jackhammer to penetrate concrete debris as part of their search and extraction training. The troops practiced horizontal breaching techniques during training for the National Guard CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or High Explosive) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP).

  • Army looking at yoga, acupuncture to treat pain

    Jun 25, 2010

    The Army's healthcare system may soon see changes in how Soldiers are treated for pain, according to a report released by the Army's surgeon general Wednesday which recommends 109 changes.

  • New VAAca,!E+clinic set to help local vets in 2011

    Jun 25, 2010

    Along the largely undeveloped stretch of La. Hwy 467 leading north out of Fort Polk, a small break occurs in the mostly unbroken line of long leaf pines. Set in the clearing June 23 was a canvas shelter with seats and a pile of dirt with four protruding shovels. The Department of Veterans Affairs and members of Fort Polk were performing a groundbreaking ceremony for a new, Community-based Veteran's Administration Outpatient clinic.

  • Commissary produce manager wins industry recognition

    Jun 25, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Juronald Williams, a 24-year employee of the Ord Military Community Commisssary, is one of 25 winners of the 2010 Award of Excellence presented by the grocery industry's United Fresh Foundation.

  • 'More than words on a bumper sticker ... This is by and large a family-based Army,' says A

    Jun 25, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits Fort Polk June 23.

  • NCO led Twilight Tattoo held on June 23

    Jun 25, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commander Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and The U.S. Army Military District of

  • HEAT system trains Soldiers, saves lives

    Jun 25, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Soldiers on Fort Huachuca now have a critical training tool to familiarize them with proper response in the event of High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle rollovers. It is the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer. The HEAT is a Humvee designed to roll 180 degrees, and is used to simulate a rollover in theater. Fort Huachuca received the HEAT trainer a few years back, but before use a building had to be constructed around the device. After that, personnel had to be hired and then certified to operate the system.

  • When pets stray, call SAF night or day

    Jun 25, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- A new program is underway on Fort Huachuca to handle strays, aggressive dogs, cats, and other domestic animals, and get the animals back to their owners. Fort Huachuca's 18th Military Police Detachment is now in charge of the Stray Animal Facility, Building 30015. The MP's new section took over the program in the beginning of April. Prior to that, stray or aggressive animals were picked up by the MP's customs section, but the program was not run 24 hours, 7 days a week as it is now.

  • Fort Hood Army Internal Review Team

    Jun 25, 2010

    The Fort Hood Army Internal Review Team (AIRT) is a task force convened by the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli as a result of the Nov. 5, 2009, shootings at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • 9th Signal Command selects the best of the best

    Jun 25, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) named its Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year for 2010 during a ceremony Friday, in Greely Hall auditorium. Earning the title of 'NCO of the Year for 2010' was Staff Sgt. James Becker, representing the 1st Signal Brigade, Korea; and earning the title of 'Soldier of the Year for 2010' was Spc. Brian Williams, representing the 21st Signal Brigade, Fort Detrick, Md.

  • New commander takes JITC helm

    Jun 25, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Col. Ronald Stephens relinquished command of the Joint Interoperability Test Command to Col. Joseph Puett in a ceremony, June 17, at the JITC main entrance, Building 57305. The purpose of a change of command ceremony is to pass the command, control, and authority of the unit from the old commander to the new.

  • Fort Huachuca hosts collaborative law enforcement training

    Jun 25, 2010

    Personnel from various law enforcement agencies came together to participate in a unique training scenario, at Fort Huachuca's Smith Middle School, June 17.

  • PT display debuts on World War II Company Street

    Jun 25, 2010

    The final section of World War II Company Street at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center has fallen into place, thanks to the 11th Engineer Battalion. The scaled-down replica of a physical-training area used by the era's Soldiers was unveiled to the public June 21. The $75,000 addition was built by the 63rd Engineer (Horizontal) Company's 2nd Platoon. "It's significant because this actual facility housed World War II Soldiers before they went off to war," said COL Charles Durr, the Maneuver Center of Excellence chief of staff, who attended the opening ceremony.

  • Fort Campbell wounded warrior finds hope in mission

    Jun 25, 2010

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- The Soldier and Family Assistance Center was already abuzz Friday with Soldiers filling out paperwork for in-processing, even though opening day was moved to July 27. But one name might be more memorable among all the visitors to the new building.

  • Veterans recall smells, cold of Korean War

    Jun 25, 2010

    War stinks. According to one veteran of the Korean War -- which started 60 years ago today -- it stinks specifically like coal and kimchi.

  • Tattered Red, White, Blue stirs deep emotions for 2HBCT, 3ID Cdr

    Jun 25, 2010

    A brigade commander keeps an American flag he's had for 24 years.

  • Garrison Budget 101: Construction Funding

    Jun 25, 2010

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's U.S. Army Garrison resource manager explains how construction projects on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are funded.

  • Fort Stewart opens new SFAC

    Jun 25, 2010

    Fort Stewart opens new 15,000 square foot Soldier and Family Assistance Center.

  • Post celebration promises area's largest fireworks show

    Jun 25, 2010

    Fort Benning will host its annual Fourth of July celebration July 3 at Stewart-Watson Field beginning at 4 p.m. The event will feature free rides, games and more than 30 inflatables for kids. Still, Fort Benning special events coordinator Cliff Hughes said there will be fun for participants of all ages.

  • Eagle Scout builds benches at Warriors Walk

    Jun 25, 2010

    Eagle Scout, Aaron Jacobs, led special project to build concrete benches for Families visiting Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk, which honors 3rd Infantry Division's fallen Soldiers.

  • Leisure Travel offers Soldiers, Families discounted vacations

    Jun 25, 2010

    Fort Stewart's Leisure Travel Office offers discounted vacation packages for Soldiers and Family Members.

  • Army goes green with eco-friendly mattress

    Jun 25, 2010

    Soldiers across the Army could someday have a new place to lay their heads. Installation Management Command-Southeast has launched a pilot program for a new mattress that could save the Army millions of dollars, minimize waste and reduce harmful effects on the environment, officials said. If successful, it may spill over to other regions and possibly go Armywide. A total of 240 new beds will be delivered June 28 to Soldiers with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, on Sand Hill as replacements for the unit's old mattresses, said SGM Cornelius Barlow of the Directorate of Public Works. It's part of a two-year study in which DPW will collect data from basic training Soldiers, drill sergeants and cadre with the company. Developed by SKYDEX Technologies Inc., the Eco-Enhanced Mattress Unit, or EEMU, is made of recyclable and washable material that's longer lasting than the foam mattress now used in the Army, said CSM(R) Jose Silva, the company's military business coordinator. He said the pilot program's main objective is to make sure it's "Soldier-proof."

  • Hunter Soldiers roll vehicle but survive

    Jun 25, 2010

    Hunter Army Airfield - Two Soldiers from Hunter Army Airfield rolled their vehicle but survived.

  • CYSS helps youth develop their inner 'Karate Kid'

    Jun 25, 2010

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield CYSS offers several Tae Kwon Do classes at various levels of competence.

  • Five Marne Division Soldiers honored at Warriors Walk

    Jun 25, 2010

    Five 3rd Infantry Division Soldier who died while serving in Iraq were honored in a special ceremony.

  • Wanat Review

    Jun 25, 2010

  • Eagle Scouts leave their marks on Germany

    Jun 25, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Three U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Eagle Scouts have already left their marks on Germany. A,A

  • Running for fitness, fun: Garrison athletes join more than 72,000 in Frankfurt

    Jun 25, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Twenty-four athletes from the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden were among 72,741 runners in this year's J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Frankfurt June 9.

  • Hessentag focuses in on German-American relations

    Jun 25, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The U.S. Army Europe Chorus performed, 5th Signal Command Soldiers displayed their state-of-the-art signal gear and several Soldiers and civilians from the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden were honored by Hessen Minister President Roland Koch during this year's Hessentag.

  • Judgment, civilian control of military key to Obama's decision to accept resignation

    Jun 25, 2010

    Judgment and civilian control of the military were at the heart of President Barack Obama's decision to accept Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's resignation as the NATO and U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said June 24, 2010.

  • Special training readies Soldiers to meet their units downrange

    Jun 25, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - A car pulls up to a military checkpoint and the driver is found carrying five cell phones. The guards are suspicious because having multiple phones could be a sign of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) engineer. They yank the man out of the car and slam him to the ground. Because they had no translator they couldn't understand the man's explanation. He turned out to be a regional Lord and carried five phones to make sure he had coverage in every area.

  • Polish military police train with MRAPs at Grafenwoehr

    Jun 25, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Trainers signal as Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles lumber around bright orange cones on a rainy day in the Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA) May, 24, 2010. Today, service members belonging to a Polish Military Police unit carefully watch their mirrors as while an instructor guides them around the obstacle course.

  • Train the trainer: Learning new mine detection techniques at JMTC

    Jun 25, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - It looks like something that should be from the moon landing with spindly legs and large lamp-like cameras, but it isn't used to explore the heavens. Instead, it explores hidden dangers underneath the ground. The Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC) provided a class in mine detection in order to raise the awareness of one of the most dangerous threats in Afghanistan.

  • Students learn about Army simulation training

    Jun 25, 2010

    Eager High School students press firmly into a good shooting stance, staring intently at the simulator screen in front of them, not wanting to miss the pop up target they are about to engage.

  • Route clearing training crucial for deploying engineers

    Jun 25, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The chill in the air is quickly removed as the sun appears to warm the Army Soldiers as they ready for their route clearance mission at a range in Grafenwoehr Training Area in Grafenwoehr, Germany, May 22, 2010.

  • JMTC preparing Soldiers to be Master Gunners

    Jun 25, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany- The Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC) is the only place in Europe to offer a two week Tank Master Gunner Prerequisite Course in Grafenwoehr, Germany, to selected active-duty Army non-commissioned officers (NCOs). The course, conducted from May 24 to June 4, 2010, familiarizes NCOs with the fundamentals found in the Bradley Master Gunner Course taken in the United States.

  • Clearing a path: Engineers train on new combat excavators at Grafenwoehr

    Jun 25, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -The Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA) dig site, a very spacious training area with trees in the far distance serving as background, was covered in cushioned mud that stained the soles of the soldier's boots. Loud humming noises echoed through the air from the engine of two Heavy Mobility Engineer Excavators (HMEEs) that hovered above the ground, May 20, 2010.

  • Grafenwoehr Training Area turns 100: Soldiers still find training realistic, relevant

    Jun 25, 2010

    In May, Soldiers with the 54th Engineer Battalion out of Bamberg, Bavaria trained for 17 days on the skills they will need in this ever-changing battlefield at the Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA).

  • Eighth U.S. Army leaders run to Namsan summit

    Jun 25, 2010

    SEOUL - Eighth U.S. Army senior leaders hiked to the summit of Namsan Mountain here June 24 for a special physical fitness training session.

  • New CFC deputy commander assumes command

    Jun 25, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Gen. Jung Seung-jo assumed the duties as the deputy commander of Combined Forces Command and commander of Ground Component Command at the assumption of command ceremony held June 24 here at Knight Field.

  • Army Birthday celebrated on Red Cloud and Casey Garrisons

    Jun 25, 2010

    Teresa Vaughn, military spouse, and her son Arryah read along during a story time reading of the Army's birthday in the Red Cloud Library June 15.

  • 2010 Logistics Awards

    Jun 25, 2010

    The Army's 6th annual Combined Logistics Excellence Awards in Richmond, Va., June 24, 2010. The ceremony acknowledged multiple units' achievements in the categories of deployment, maintenance, and supply.

  • OIC of garrison health clinic receives award from commander

    Jun 25, 2010

    Maj. Barbara. Reilly, Officer-In-Charge, US Army Health Clinic on Casey Garrison receives an award June14 from Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, USAG-Casey commander, for her outstanding service to Soldiers in the garrison. She served the clinic for a year. She will transfer to Fort Benning, Ga, and deploy with the 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Ky. in September.

  • New post map guides newbies on Red Cloud

    Jun 25, 2010

    Military spouses, Maggie Shermer (left) and Lindsey Delgado (right), point to their favorite place on Red Cloud Garrison while looking it up on the new post map located near the Red Cloud Theater June 10

  • Motorcycle safety given for all in Warrior Country

    Jun 25, 2010

    CAMP MOBILE, South Korea - When Gregory Deschapell and Scott Steuerwald, instructors of the Army Traffic Safety Training Program from Cape Fox Corp. began talking about motorcycle safety, everyone listened.

  • Casey Garrison Commander signs MOA with ROKA

    Jun 25, 2010

    Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, Casey Garrison commander, and Col. Chong Un sang, 75th Brigade commander, Republic of Korea army, sign Memorandum of Agreement papers June 15 in the offices of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security on Casey Garrison.

  • Maintenance team claims second straight award

    Jun 25, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Terry Blevins, chief of Red Cloud Garrison's award-winning Directorate of Logistics Maintenance Division, has an unlikely secret weapon in his toolbox - a friendly rivalry that fuels the competitive spirits of his combined Casey and Red Cloud garrison team.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know LaJeannia J. Lacey

    Aug 29, 2012

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know LaJeannia J. Lacey

  • Fort Campbell ACS sends out SOS to Families of fallen

    Sep 26, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (June 24, 2010) - As a self-proclaimed, daddy's girl, Christina Newman was looking forward to having her father, James P. Newman, around more often when he retired following three post-9/11 deployments, but it wasn't to be.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division deployment ceremony

    Jun 24, 2010

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division held its deployment ceremony on Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii June 24. The brigade will deploy as an Advise and Assist Brigade in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Northern Iraq, where it will be at the forefront of training and empowering the Iraqi Security Forces.

  • Basketball legend meets with Soldiers at Korean DMZ

    Jun 24, 2010

    JOINT SECURITY AREA, Panmunjom, South Korea - A legendary Los Angeles Lakers player, coach and general manager visited the Korean DMZ and met with United Nations Command Security Battalion Soldiers here June 24.

  • Corps approves Sacramento-area levee vegetation variance

    Jun 24, 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a vegetation variance request in California allowing trees to remain on nearly 42 miles of Sacramento-area levees.

  • DoD commemorates 60th anniversary of Korean War

    Jun 24, 2010

    The Department of Defense began its commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War in the Pentagon courtyard June 24, honoring veterans in attendance and the more than 37,000 who died in the three-year war.

  • Army secretary reads to kids, talks of CDC's importance on service birthday

    Jun 24, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh stopped by the Cody Child Development Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall June 17 to read "Happy Birthday U.S. Army" to about 40 pre-school children. The secretary showed great ease talking with the four-and five-year-olds. "All you have to know is that because I'm here you get cake," he told the children at the outset. Before beginning to read, McHugh was offered a chair, which he paused before taking, telling a child care worker, "I was going to get down on the floor so they could see the pictures." The kids nestled in front of the Army secretary as he read the U.S. Army Child, Youth and School Services-produced book, which follows a boy named Justin who compares the dynamics of his own family to that of the Army family. The book touches on the era of President Lincoln "who used the Army to save the nation," to Buffalo Soldiers, Native-American code talkers and the birds, mules and dogs used in Army service. "Buffalo Soldiers ... isn't that a cool name," McHugh adlibbed at one point in the story. After the book reading, several children lined up to blow out candles on the Army birthday cake. As the group inhaled in preparation, McHugh gently reminded them, "No spittin' now." After the three candles on the cake were blown out - the sculpted numerals two, three and five instead of a fire-hazard 200-plus - McHugh led children in the Army song, clapping his hands rhythmically to set the pace. "You won't be seeing me on American Idol," the Army secretary joked to children, parents and staff during the sing-along. McHugh spoke to reporters at the conclusion of the event and explained why he decided to read to kids in celebrating the Army's birthday. "We use the phrase 'Army Family' a lot, and 'Army Family Strong,'" he said. "We want to put a little real-world meaning into that and what better place to it than with these young members of the Army Family who have made a lot of great sacrifices... It's tough to see mom and dad go away." "It's been a great week, a great opportunity to visit a lot of folks and help celebrate very black-tie formal events and family get-togethers like this," McHugh said. "The diversity of all these celebrations this past week reflects on the diversity of the Army as well. As someone who is new to this, it has been a great experience and an honor to play a real part." The secretary of the Army said the Cody Child Development Center was a showcase for the Army. "It's just two years old. It's a fantastic facility - the largest in the Army," he said. "I wish we had the resources to immediately recreate it everywhere. It really shows the great things you can do when you've got the resourcing and the facilities available." McHugh said providing such facilities is essential to giving Soldiers and family members a good quality of life. "We do think about retaining these great Soldiers that have trained hard and learned the Army ways and developed the skills," he said. "But it's more than that. It's an obligation that the U.S. Army owes to these brave men and women - folks who sacrificed so much. The very least we can do is provide quality services to the children for their families. It's an integral part of the Army Family Covenant." McHugh said his years in Congress have benefitted him as secretary of the Army. "I think it definitely helps. I go back and talk to these people certainly in a different way than before. There are a lot of overseers in the Army and I enormously respect that. But in 17 years I made a lot of friendships, and a lot of those still endure. I can and do call them up as a friend... I try to use it as an asset for the Army story and for Army programs." McHugh said he enjoyed reading to the children and did not rehearse beforehand. "If anybody checked word-for-word, I probably did not tell the tale exactly as it was written. But I did my best," he said.

  • Wounded warriors inspire the nation

    Jun 24, 2010

    Dedicated survivors and their supporters demonstrate their physical prowess and determination as they travel from San Francisco to Virginia Beach, Va. during the Sea to Shining Sea Ride Across America cross-country cycling event, stopping in Gunnison and Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Blueberries... Ripe for the pickin'

    Jun 24, 2010

    With an invitation to pick and eat as many blueberries as one wants, COL(R) Jack Story waved early morning guests to hundreds of bushes filled with so many berries their branches bent or broke because of the weight. He attributed the A & J Farms bumper crop to the spring rain.

  • Guard building coastal barriers to keep out oil

    Jun 24, 2010

    Construction of 8.5 miles of wall barriers by the Louisiana National Guard's 225th Engineer Brigade continues in six areas along the coast of Cameron Parish in an effort to keep oil-tainted water from moving inland.

  • Anniston ACS passes accreditation audit

    Jun 24, 2010

    Anniston Army Depot's Army Community Service program completed its accreditation audit on June 10, one day ahead of schedule, with a recommendation for continued accreditation.

  • Tropic Lightning bids farewell to the Chief

    Jun 24, 2010

    Friends and colleagues bid farewell to Col. Thomas P. Guthrie, the outgoing chief of staff, 25th Infantry Division, during a "Flying V" ceremony held in his honor, June 23 at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • WTC defeats Hitmen

    Jun 24, 2010

    Even though the Warrior Training Center's roster was an outfielder short, it came back in the bottom of the fifth inning to win 9-6 over the Hitmen in an intramural softball game June 22 at Gowdy Field. The Hitmen of DENTAC scored two runs on Hector Graudiel and Jeremy Ball RBI singles in the top of the first inning, while WTC scored on a bases-loaded walk and errors to lead 3-2.

  • Poor ventilation 'gone with the wind' in electroplating at ANAD

    Jun 24, 2010

    Most everyone has heard of the epic book and film "Gone with the Wind," which was filled with a lot of tragedy. Much was lost as people and things vanished with the winds of war. Sometimes, though, when things disappear into thin air, it is not always a tragedy. Such was the case in the electroplating shop when Patty Dodson, an engineer with the Directorate of Engineering and Quality, became concerned about the worsening ventilation system on the chrome plating lines.

  • Whitewater rafting trips set for summer

    Jun 24, 2010

    If you are looking for an adventure, Outdoor Recreation will host three whitewater rafting trips down the Ocoee River in Tennessee. The trips, open to military ID cardholders and children ages 12 and older, are scheduled for July 17-18, Aug. 14-15 and Sept. 10-11. The cost is $105 per person and includes roundtrip bus transportation, a six-hour guided rafting trip totaling about 8.5 miles, one lunch and a night's stay at a bunkhouse. The course consists of Class III-IV rapids on the upper and middle part of the river. The upper part of the river was used during the 1996 Olympic slalom competition.

  • U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps 50th Anniversary Tattoo

    Jun 24, 2010

    On Saturday, June 19, 2010, The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps held its 50th Anniversary Tattoo in Conmy Hall on historic Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Hosted by the Commanding General of the Military District of Washington, Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, the 50th Anniversary Tattoo featured such National premier bands as the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the U.S. Military Academy Band "Hellcats" and many more. Filling the seats with approximately 1,500 attendees and streaming it live via an online Web cast to hundreds of people worldwide, the 50th Anniversary Tattoo was a tremendous success. For more information on The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps' 50th Anniversary events which are being held throughout the year, please visit their website at www.army.mil/fifeanddrum/.

  • Moving from Fort Monmouth to Aberdeen

    Jun 24, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, CECOM commander, outlines the CECOM mission and the next steps as the command prepares to move from Fort Monmouth, N.J., to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. CECOM's Andricka Thomas reports.

  • Secretary of the Army visits FORSCOM

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (June 24, 2010)-Secretary of the Army John McHugh arrived at Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) earlier today, to attend a series of presentations from FORSCOM Commander Gen. James D. Thurman and other FORSCOM officials. The purpose of the secretary's visit was for him to enhance his knowledge of FORSCOM's mission and current operations. Briefing topics included FORSCOM's role as an Army Command and an Army Service Component Command, the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) process, and the operational transition of the Reserve Component.

  • USAG-Fort Rucker commander bids post farewell

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- I want to take this opportunity to share a few thoughts before I change command on June 28. The last two years have gone by quickly and I am truly blessed to have been a part of the Fort Rucker community. As you can imagine, it has been a tremendous honor for me to command such a great garrison.

  • Fort Rucker athletes compete in 3-sport race

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Flight school student William Eggers bested more than 130 other racers during the June 19 Sgt. Audie Murphy Triathlon, completing the three-sport event in 56 minutes, 46.2 seconds.

  • Truck deliveries pioneer BRAC relocation

    Jun 24, 2010

    Two 18-wheel tractor trailers departed the McAfee Center June 17, the first in a massive series of deliveries as part of a contract to relocate and enable the functions now performed at Fort Monmouth, Fort Belvoir, and Eatontown to be performed in the future at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Summer Reading Program in full swing at Center Library

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Summer Reading Program at the Center Library provides military children a way to inspire their imaginations.

  • Card, program aids Fort Rucker SOS Families

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- After servicemembers' untimely deaths, officials here want their surviving relatives to know they are still part of the military Family.

  • The Boys of Summer

    Jun 24, 2010

    Summer is time for baseball, push ball and enjoying the sun.

  • Chiarelli: suicides down, but not enough

    Jun 24, 2010

    While the number of suicides among active-duty Soldiers has fallen, the Army's vice chief told lawmakers that it's not enough.

  • USO Sesame Street tour visits post

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Cookie Monster, Rosita, Zoe, Grover and Elmo entertained the crowd of nearly 850 installation Families with songs about coping with deployments and how to make music using everyday objects.

  • GI Jane Day: An atypical day in the lives of Army spouses

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - It's not every day that an Army spouse gets to don an old pair of ACUs or BDUs and hit the range for a morning of weapons-firing and then complete an invigorating run through Fort Wainwright's obstacle course.

  • Silver spurs and yellow garters: 5-1st spur ride participants chase the dream, earn the spurs

    Jun 24, 2010

    For cavalry Soldiers, it's all about the spurs. And not just any spurs. Silver spurs signify leadership and that the bearer conquered the renowned spur ride, a rite of passage for the "Cav."

  • Fort Rucker Neighborhood Center opens during holiday weekend

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- In addition to the sweet treats provided in the neighborhood management offices, on-post residents have one more treat to add to their list about living on Fort Rucker - the Bowden Terrace Neighborhood Center and pool.

  • New commander leads 'Squared Away' battalion

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lt. Col. Darren M. Flowers became the "Squared Away" 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation June 23.

  • Army Chief of Staff recognizes logistics excellence

    Jun 24, 2010

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr. recognized outstanding Army Logisticians at the 6th Annual Combined Excellence Logistics Awards.

  • New commander leads Fort Rucker's USAAMC team

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- U.S. Army Aeromedical Center Soldiers and civilians welcomed their new commander, Col. Patrick N. Denman, during a change of command ceremony June 17 on Howze Field.

  • Post observes National Safe Driver Month

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Even though June is National Safe Driver Month, installation officials said caution should be a year-round concern for all drivers.

  • EFMB training and testing held at Fort Wainwright

    Jun 24, 2010

    Last week 183 Soldiers from 24 units and 10 states were at Fort Wainwright in hopes of earning the Expert Field Medic Badge. After five grueling days of qualification, followed by a 12-mile ruck march, only 31 were left standing for graduation.

  • Korean War 60th Anniversary Ceremony honors veterans past and present

    Jun 24, 2010

    The Korean War 60th Anniversary Opening Ceremony commemorated the honor of all veterans, both past and present, who served in the three-year conflict in the Korean Peninsula between 1950 and 1953, as well as their families. Guest speakers included His Excellency Han Duk-soo, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea and the Honorable Joseph W. Westphal, Under Secretary of the Army, who hosted the event.

  • Giving retirees the best care

    Jun 24, 2010

    Sgt. Mario R. Allen (left), a health care specialist at Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic, takes the blood pressure of a retiree attending the 35th Annual Retiree Appreciation Day held at The Commons at Fort McPherson Saturday. Allen, who works at the clinic's Force Readiness Center, also provided healthy lifestyle information at his booth, which was one of more than 20 set up to assist and inform military retirees at the U.S. Army Garrison-Fort McPherson-and-Fort Gillem-sponsored event.

  • Birthday time

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Standalone photo of command sergeant major reading the book "Happy Birthday U.S. Army" to children at the Fort Sill School Age Center.

  • Customer service is our number one priority

    Jun 24, 2010

    As a Fort McPherson or Fort Gillem Soldier, employee, resident, military retiree or Family member, you're also a customer we serve. Whether you're enjoying a meal on post, getting your ID card renewed, visiting the clinic or performing countless other actions, you're using our services, and I want to ensure those services are the highest quality we can offer - from the friendliness of our employees to the availability of service.

  • RESERVE SOLDIERS SUPPORT VICTORY

    Jun 24, 2010

    Combat Support Training Exercise 2010, Fort Hunter Liggett, California.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Jun 24, 2010

    Photos from the Army Sustainment Symposium and Exposition hosted by the Association of the United States Army at the Richmond Convention Center, June 22, 2010. The theme of this year's symposium is 'Resetting for the Future: People, Materiel and Technology.'

  • Barbers provide laughs, haircuts to customers

    Jun 24, 2010

    Whether first-time customers or returning patrons, when visitors walk through the doors of the Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) barbershop on Fort McPherson, they are greeted with laughter and spontaneity. And that's just how the barbers like it, said John Carter, AAFES barber.

  • Motocross added to July 2 concert at Fort Sill

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Tickets are still on sale for the 2010 Army Concert Tour featuring Toby Keith, Joey+Rory and Jaron and the Long Road to Love. The Independence Day concert is Friday, July 2 at Fort Sill's Polo Field.

  • 60th Anniversary of the Korean War

    Jun 24, 2010

    June marks the beginning of the 60th Anniversary commemoration of the Korean War. On June 25, 1950, at 4 a.m., the North Korean People's Army crossed the 38th Parallel with 135,000 men and the invasion of the South began. The outnumbered Republic of Korea Army did not have effective ground weapons or combat aircraft and suffered heavy casualties. Today the South Korean people say "6-2-5" (pronounced yoo-gee-o), June 25th, to remember the beginning of the war that divides their homeland to this day.

  • 2010 AUSA Symposium

    Jun 24, 2010

    Photos from the Army Sustainment Symposium and Exposition hosted by the Association of the United States Army at the Richmond Convention Center, June 22, 2010. The theme of this year's symposium is 'Resetting for the Future: People, Materiel and Technology.'

  • 470th MI Brigade offers warrior transition opportunities

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- As a part of the reintegration process for Soldiers returning from combat, those assigned or attached to Warrior Transition Battalions are offered rehabilitation assistance and support for themselves and their Families, in order to make transitioning back to military careers and communities as painless as possible.

  • Artillery library digitizing documents

    Jun 24, 2010

  • 470th MI Brigade volunteers tackle housing project

    Jun 24, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Volunteers from the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade have begun putting aside their uniforms one day a month to engage in a different kind of warfare.

  • Golf tournament brings community together for Army

    Jun 24, 2010

    ATLANTA -- Birthdays can bring all types of people together, and that's just what the Army's 235th birthday did June 17 at the Association of the United States Army Army birthday week golf tournament at Fort McPherson.

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