Archive: Jun 2010

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  • A big month for the 'Big Red One'

    Jun 16, 2010

    The senior division in the senior service celebrated three major anniversaries this month, culminating with the Army birthday on June 14.

  • Iraqi Air Force and US leaders discuss future plans in southern Iraq

    Jun 16, 2010

  • Army Reserve general makes historic visit to N.Y. Mercantile Exchange

    Jun 16, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Peter Lennon rings the closing bell at the Mercantile Exchange June 14.

  • Army Birthday Celebration in Katterbach Germany

    Jun 16, 2010

  • Mineral resources could give Afghans new hope

    Jun 16, 2010

    An estimated $1 trillion of untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan could lead to economic sovereignty, easing the country's financial dependency on the United States and international community.

  • Petraeus blames dehydration for temporary illness

    Jun 16, 2010

  • Defense officials cite progress, challenges in Afghanistan

    Jun 16, 2010

    U.S. and international forces are making progress in southern Afghanistan despite a tough and resourceful insurgency, defense officials told Congress Tuesday.

  • 3rd BSTB Soldiers support Umm Qasr hospital

    Jun 16, 2010

    The 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Soldiers and Iraqi Advisor Task Force conducted their bi-monthly visit to the Umm Qasr Hospital recently.

  • Soldiers train for suicide prevention

    Jun 16, 2010

    Soldiers with the 17th Fires Brigade, deployed to Basra, Iraq, and 21 others from various units throughout Iraq and Afghanistan met for a week-long Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training course at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Connecting a trailer

    Jun 16, 2010

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - Sgt. Tyler Clausing, a transportation sergeant with Company E, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, connects a trailer to a palletized load system truck after dark at Camp Khalid June 11. Company E is a logistics support company for 1-504th PIR. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael MacLeod, 1/82 AAB, USD-C)

  • Radio-controlled enthusiasts motor along

    Jun 16, 2010

    The buzz of electric motors fills the air around the Contingency Operating Site Kalsu airfield in the late afternoons. Welcome to the Raptor Race Track, the home for radio-controlled wheeled racing at COS Kalsu.

  • Library program hosts celebrated children's author Judy Sierra

    Jun 16, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Army Europe Libraries continues its "Conversations" series in July with Judy Sierra, best-selling and beloved children's book author of Wild About Books and The Sleepy Little Alphabet. Sierra will visit eight garrison libraries across the region to engage with children and their families with readings from her work, discussions, and writing workshops. Sierra's tour, supported by Installation Management Command-Europe Family and Moral, Welfare and Recreation, begins July 12 at the U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg, Germany Library and concludes July 22 on USAG Brussels, Belgium. The events are free and open to U.S. service members and their families.

  • Vipers provide critical air traffic services in USD-N

    Jun 15, 2010

    The importance of aviation operations in the current contemporary operating environment in Iraq cannot be overstated with hundreds of movements of troops, supplies and equipment daily. These critical aviation operations demand a watchful and experienced air traffic services team to manage the air space in and around United States Division-North. The Soldiers of F Company, "Vipers," 3rd Battalion, 25th General Support Aviation Battalion, Task Force Hammerhead, provide the necessary over watch for the high density airspace in and around Contingency Operating Base Speicher. The company is also responsible for ATS operations at Forward Operating Base Warhorse and COB Qayyarah West.

  • SWO 'operationalizes' weather for TF Wings' aviation mission in northern Iraq

    Jun 15, 2010

    Imagine a blinding, gusting wall of sand and dust five to eight thousand feet high, spanning 60 to 90 miles, moving at a rate of 35 to 60 kilometers an hour.That describes a "haboob," an Arabic word for a type of intense sandstorm common to Iraq that can have a devastating impact on aviation operations. Now imagine a pilot's relief in receiving a tactical instant message from a staff weather officer (SWO) miles away that advises of an approaching haboob in time to avoid it. That is what is referred to as "operationalizing" weather -- mitigating the impact of weather on Army aviation operations by forecasting and interpreting weather systems and data in real time - and that is what Task Force Wings' staff weather team does 24/7 from Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq.

  • Winner: 'Wolfhound' earns title of Army Hawaii's top Soldier

    Jun 15, 2010

    Specialist Andy James, a Soldier representing the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment and the 25th Infantry Division, wins the honor of representing the U.S. Army Pacific as the Soldier of the Year at the Department of the Army competition later this year.

  • The Mission Support Element

    Jun 15, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Mission Support Element (MSE) is a Generating Force Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) organization assigned to U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and attached to a Corps or Division commander designated as senior commander (SC) on an installation to perform Administrative Control (ADCON) responsibilities under Title 10 of the United States code.

  • Soldiers graduate from Afghan language, culture program

    Jun 15, 2010

    Nearly 300 Fort Carson Soldiers graduated from a seven week Dari and Pashto language class June 11, in advance of their deployment to Afghanistan where they will be expected to help their battalion commanders better interact with the local population.

  • 73 Screaming Eagles graduate from Dari, Pashto language training

    Jun 15, 2010

    On 11 June, at the Defense Language Institute's Fort Campbell Language Training Detachment, 73 Soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division graduated from the 16-week Dari and Pashto program.

  • Slideshow: The 2010 Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition - Day 2

    Jun 15, 2010

    In the second day of the competition portion of the 2010 Drill Sergeant of the Year, the competitors spent the night in tents, woke up at 3:00 a.m., and performed several tasks ranging from a land navigation course to providing medical care under fire. Eight of the Army's best training NCOs from across the nation are competing for the title of 2010 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year from June 14 to June 18. The competitors include five active-duty and three U.S. Army Reserve drill sergeants. One winner will be selected from each service component.

  • Big Red One celebrates Army, division birthdays

    Jun 15, 2010

  • 1st Infantry Division kicks off Victory Week with division run

    Jun 15, 2010

  • USARPAC celebrates 235th Army Birthday

    Jun 15, 2010

    USARPAC concluded its Army Birthday commemoration activities with a gala dinner-dance at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel in Honolulu on June 12.

  • Heroes Come Together to Support their Guardsmen

    Jun 15, 2010

    FARGO, N.D. - There are many types of heroes. There are heroes whose mission in life is to reach out and help those in need and there are other heroes who have overcome insurmountable grief and now use their experience to help others. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, National Seminar took place in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend. It's an event that brings together a multitude of these types of heroes in all shapes and sizes, to include the families of fallen military members and support staff from the North Dakota National Guard.

  • Soldiers Respond to Accident While at South Dakota Training Exercise

    Jun 15, 2010

    RAPID CITY, S.D. - North Dakota Soldiers at a training exercise in South Dakota started today reacting to a real-life, not training, situation. Members of the North Dakota Army National Guard's 191st Military Police Company are in Rapid City, S.D., taking part in Golden Coyote, a two-week exercise that began yesterday. While performing maintenance checks on their vehicle near the south gate of Camp Rapid, four North Dakota Soldiers heard an accident occur just outside of the gate.

  • Resolute Warriors conduct waterborne gunnery

    Jun 15, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Army watercraft assigned to the 7th Sustainment Brigade conducted a waterborne gunnery June 11-13 in preparation for the annual Joint Logistics Over The Shore exercise taking place all week at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

  • SWO 'operationalizes' weather for TF Wings' aviation mission in northern Iraq

    Jun 15, 2010

    Task Force Wings' staff weather team works hard to mitigate the impact of weather on Army aviation operations by forecasting and interpreting weather systems and data in real time at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq.

  • 82nd Airborne Division Chorus tours research center

    Jun 15, 2010

    The 82nd Airborne Division All-American Chorus visited Fort Monmouth's Myer Center on June 11 to regale employees with their a cappella singing as well as to tour the facilities of the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • CG visits Concepts Analysis Lab

    Jun 15, 2010

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) Concepts Analysis Laboratory expansion was officially completed with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and an open house on June 9. The CAL mission is to look at new space and missile defense concepts, to conduct modeling, simulation and analysis of radar technology they are developing.

  • Hawaii-based Boy Scout Cements Relationship with Fisher House

    Jun 15, 2010

    The Fisher House at Tripler Army Medical Center plays a vital role in the healing of sick or injured service members and their families. The house functions as a 'home away from home' for family members of patients receiving medical care at major military and Veterans Affairs medical centers, allowing families to focus on caring for their loved ones. When Conner Dooley, Hickam Boy Scout Troop 135, heard the Tripler Fisher House wanted two concrete patios installed near the facility, he didn't hesitate and chose it as his Eagle Scout project.

  • Diplomacy in distribution

    Jun 15, 2010

    Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's missions extend to countries with diverse political systems, each with its own rules and customs. With such a global reach, it is important to keep an eye on the political implications of any action. To this end, SDDC has added a foreign policy advisor from the State Department to its headquarters staff.

  • Nett Warrior to connect Soldiers to each other, leaders

    Jun 15, 2010

    The Army christened the new Ground Soldier System June 14 with a name that honors World War II Medal of Honor recipient Col. Robert B. Nett.

  • New York City Celebrates the Army's 235th Birthday

    Jun 15, 2010

    Several events took place throughout New York City in honor of the U.S. Army's 235th Birthday

  • Army Chief of Engineers tours Everglades projects

    Jun 15, 2010

    U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Robert L. "Van" Van Antwerp, spent four days touring sites in South Florida that benefit and protect the Everglades and Florida residents. The Corps of Engineers has reached a historic milestone in Everglades restoration with the award of the contract for the first federally-funded Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project construction project.

  • FORSCOM Soldiers Celebrate the Army's Birthday 'Airborne' Style

    Jun 15, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (June 15, 2010)--Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne All-American Chorus provided entertainment for the Fort McPherson community during the 2010 Army Birthday Festival on Hedekin Field here. This festival is a part of the post's weeklong celebration.

  • Making a difference in Dhi Qar Province

    Jun 15, 2010

    Soldiers with 3-4 BCT out of Fort Carson, Colo., work to improve civil capacity in southern Iraq

  • Crane Army Ammunition Activity Participates in Exercise Golden Cargo 2010

    Jun 15, 2010

    More than 400 Soldiers arrived at Crane Army Ammunition Activity June 5 to participate in the latest national military exercise called "Golden Cargo" which will take place this month at the base.

  • Proclamation Signing Kicks Off Armed Forces Week

    Jun 15, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell accepted the Armed Forces Week proclamation on behalf of the military representatives present from Brig. Gen. (ret.) Larry Capps, the Armed Forces Week committee chair. The Proclamation Ceremony at Bob Jones Auditorium in the Sparkman Center on June 14 kicked off a week of activities meant to honor and celebrate servicemembers.

  • June 12, 2010 - Ball remarks by Gen. George W. Casey Jr. on the occasion of the Army's 235th bi

    Jun 15, 2010

    Let me just recap our 234th year for you a bit. Let me just talk a little bit about what happened last year because it was another tough, but productive year for us. Our Soldiers, Families, and Civilians continue to make a difference around the world.

  • Black Dragons fire back during JRTC rotation

    Jun 15, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - Soldiers assigned to A Battery, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, provided fire support and assisted role playing Iraqi Army (IA) Soldiers during their combat outpost defense training at the Joint Readiness Training Center, here, June 12.

  • Army Leadership lays wreath at Arlington for the Army Birthday

    Jun 15, 2010

    Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, Gen. George W. Casey,Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army and John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army lay a wreath

  • 717th MI Battalion volunteers tackle housing project

    Jun 15, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Tx. -- Volunteers from the 717th Military Intelligence Battalion at Lackland Air Force Base have begun putting aside their uniforms one day a month to engage in a different kind of warfare. It's part of a long, ongoing campaign to provide new houses for people who might not otherwise afford them.

  • Wounded warriors return to Iraq, find closure

    Jun 15, 2010

    A recent trip to Iraq with a program called Operation Proper Exit brought retired Staff Sgt. Christopher Bain back to the place where six years earlier the blast of a mortar tossed him like a rag doll yards away from his buddies.

  • MG Cardon Promotion Ceremony

    Jun 15, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Mark Ballou (left) of the Fort Leavenworth Salute Battery presents a brass-encased howitzer shell to Maj. Gen. Edward Cardon during Cardon's promotion ceremony Monday in Lewis and Clark Hall. The ceremonial shell represents the 13-gun salute fired in his honor during the event.

  • Hawaii-based Boy Scout 'Cements' Relationship with Fisher House

    Jun 15, 2010

    The Fisher House at Tripler Army Medical Center plays a vital role in the healing of sick or injured service members and their families. The house functions as a 'home away from home' for family members of patients receiving medical care at major military and Veterans Affairs medical centers, allowing families to focus on caring for their loved ones. When Conner Dooley, Hickam Boy Scout Troop 135, heard the Tripler Fisher House didn't have the money to complete a project that included two concrete patios near the facility, he didn't hesitate and chose it as his Eagle Scout project.

  • U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers target weapon proficiency

    Jun 15, 2010

    Soldiers with Military Transition Team 5214 taught Iraqi soldiers from the 14th Iraqi Army's 52nd Brigade, 14th Division, basic range operations and assisted in making adjustments to the Iraqi soldiers' M-16 and M-4 rifles at a range here June 5, 2010.

  • Army Chief of Staff to Recognize Winners at 2010 Logistics Awards

    Jun 15, 2010

    General George W. Casey Jr. and Dr. Joseph Westphal will recognize 82 outstanding Active, Reserve, and National Guard units being awarded for logistics excellence.

  • Brig. Gen. Napper slated to lead 9th Signal Command (Army)

    Jun 15, 2010

    The Chief of Staff of the Army has announced that Brig. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper, commanding general, 7th Signal Command (Theater), Fort Gordon, Ga., has been selected to serve as the commanding general, United States Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army), Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest builds teamwork for 233rd Transportation Company

    Jun 15, 2010

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Hearts thumping, fingers twitching, beads of sweat rolling down their faces. They are ready for action, waiting for the signal. A loud buzz sounds and they charge forward rolling to the nearest obstacle that will provide adequate concealment. One is too slow. He comes up short and seconds later he is gunned down mercilessly. As the Soldier's labored breathing moves his chest up and down in slow, agonizing bursts you can see where he was hit by the red, blue, purple and yellow splotches. All the colors of the rainbow.

  • 77th Sustainment Brigade Assumption of Command Ceremony

    Jun 15, 2010

    Army Col. Stephen Falcone assumes command of the 77th Sustainment Brigade during an Assumption of Command ceremony at Fort Dix, N.J. June 12. Brig. Gen. Peter Lennon, commander of the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, was the host of the ceremony.

  • Three Soldiers earn berths in Wrestling World Championships

    Jun 15, 2010

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - Three Soldiers earned berths in the 2010 FILA Wrestling World Championships by winning their weight classes at the U.S. World Team Trials on June 10-11 at the Mid-America Center.

  • Army officer recognized as local citizen of the year

    Jun 15, 2010

    A local Army Reserve officer with more than 28 years of military service was recognized recently with a unique award- Citizen of the Year. Lt. Col. Samuel Wagner, of New Stanton, Pa., was recognized during a recent borough council meeting as New Stanton's 2009 Citizen of the Year for organizing a Veterans Day service and helping the community honor its local veterans.

  • Fort McCoy celebrates Army's 235th Birthday

    Jun 15, 2010

    FORT McCoy, Wis. -- The Fort McCoy community celebrated the Army's 235th Birthday with numerous events including a Commander's Run, a drive-through breakfast, free T-shirts, a free lunch, and an official cake-cutting ceremony. Free car washes and bowling also were offered. The events were held Friday, June 11.

  • Three Soldiers earn berths in Wrestling World Championships

    Jun 15, 2010

    Three Soldiers earned berths in the 2010 FILA Wrestling World Championships by winning their weight classes at the U.S. World Team Trials on June 10-11 at the Mid-America Center.

  • ESGR event brings employers, Soldiers together for historic mission

    Jun 15, 2010

    Maryland ESGR coordinates with the 949th Transportation Company (Floating Craft) in Baltimore for a Bosslift on the MG Robert Smalls (LSV-8) June 4.

  • Anderson Returns to Umatilla to Become Site Project Manager

    Jun 15, 2010

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) has announced Mr. Gary M. Anderson as the new site project manager (SPM) for the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF).

  • New York Army National Guard Engineer Battalion Cooks Compete for Top Army Food Service Prize

    Jun 15, 2010

  • Ceremony honors and prepares new leaders in Army

    Jun 15, 2010

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, newly promoted to the rank of sergeant, commemorated the rite of passage and honored the memory of prior noncommissioned officers in an NCO Induction ceremony at the Contingency Operating Base chapel May 31, 2010.

  • The J-G3 celebrates the Army Birthday!

    Jun 15, 2010

    The Army Birthday cake is cut by Spec. Craig Kimbell (left), Sergeant Major Keithly Warner, and Pat Tiessioniere from the J3 on June 14, 2010.

  • Fort McCoy leadership signs Family & MWR Employee, Customer Covenant

    Jun 15, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The signing of the Family and Morale, Welfare and RecreationEmployee and Customer Covenant at Fort McCoy May 25 marked a commitment to increase employee morale and customer satisfaction.

  • KFOR Soldiers take on Kosovo high School volleyball team in friendly match

    Jun 15, 2010

    Fourteen U.S. KFOR Soldiers from Multinational Battle Group East got together June 11 to play volleyball and develop new friendships with a high school volleyball team from Kamenice/Kamenica, Kosovo. About a dozen girls from the eastern Kosovo municipality came to Camp Bondsteel's North Gym to play five games of volleyball with their KFOR counterparts. Afterward, the girls and Soldiers sat down for pizza, popcorn and fellowship.

  • KFOR LMT Soldier bridges the gap between U.S. and Kosovo students

    Jun 15, 2010

    Gilbertson has worked with students and staff in six schools during his time in the Kacaniku/Kacanik municipality, which includes Ivaja /Ivaje, Kotlina/Kotline, Globocica/Gllobocice, Bicevac/Bicec, Djurdjev Dol/Gjurgjedell, and Laniste/Llanishte. He said working in the schools helped him do his job, which is sensing the concerns of the citizens and knowing what was going on in the municipality.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Brussels celebrates the Army's 235th Birthday

    Jun 15, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison Brussels celebrated the 235th birthday of the U.S. Army during a brief ceremony on June 14. The event featured readings of messages from the Army leadership, a cake cutting and songs from school children.

  • Secretary of the Army Award for Excellence Winners

    Jun 15, 2010

    Professionals from the Army Contracting Command received more than half of this year's Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting ceremony in Orlando, Fla., May 13. These awards recognize contracting officers, units and teams for excellence in executing the contracting mission in support of Soldiers and the nation. All military and civilian Army contracting professionals are eligible for the awards.

  • Leaders lay wreath to begin Army's birthday

    Jun 15, 2010

    Senior Army leaders began the Army's birthday June 14 with an early-morning wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Secretary of the Army Award for Excellence Winners

    Jun 15, 2010

    Professionals from the Army Contracting Command received more than half of this year's Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting ceremony in Orlando, Fla., May 13. These awards recognize contracting officers, units and teams for excellence in executing the contracting mission in support of Soldiers and the nation. All military and civilian Army contracting professionals are eligible for the awards.

  • Gates cites leaders' responsibilities at Army birthday event

    Jun 15, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates helped to celebrate the Army's 235th birthday at a Pentagon courtyard ceremony and imparted a message for its leadership to always make time to listen to what their troops have to say.

  • Like father like son...sort of

    Jun 15, 2010

    The apple doesn't fall far from the tree for one cross-military father-son duo.

  • U.S. Soldiers celebrate Army's 235th Birthday on Camp Liberty

    Jun 15, 2010

    U.S. Soldiers from the United States Division - Center Iraq took a little time to celebrate the Army's 235th Birthday on Camp Liberty. They started with a few formalities followed by a cake-cutting ceremony and music, but more importantly each Soldier was given the oppurtunity to just relax and unwind for the day.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Spc. Jason L. Scarborough

    Aug 29, 2012

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Spc. Jason L. Scarborough

  • Army to showcase research, development opportunities

    Sep 9, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Army's scientific and engineering community will showcase technology, research and development contract opportunities during a two-day event at a local college.

  • Army Releases May Suicide Data

    Aug 4, 2011

    The Army released suicide data today for the month of May. Among active-duty soldiers, there were nine potential suicides, and all remain under investigation. For April, the Army reported 10 potential suicides among active-duty soldiers. Since the release of that report, four have been confirmed as suicides, and six remain under investigation.

  • Achievements at ECBC earn employees awards

    Sep 9, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Baltimore Federal Executive Board recognized six Edgewood Chemical Biological Center employees during the 43rd Excellence in Federal Career Awards program last month at Martin's West in Baltimore.

  • Army's world-class facility enhances auditory research

    Sep 9, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The importance of a Soldier's ability to hear a wide range of sounds is critical to survival and mission success on the battlefield. In today's military environment, the harshness of various sounds produced by both military and non-military activities makes it difficult for the Soldier to separate useful signals from background noise.

  • Charlottesville Community Celebrates Army Birthday

    Jun 14, 2010

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- Brig. Gen. John W. Miller II, commander/commandant, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School; and Future Soldier Hannah Wright, 18, slice into the Army's 235th birthday cake during a community celebration at the Charlottesville pavilion June 14. Wright, who only weeks ago was finishing up her senior year at Open Door Christian School, will be leaving at the end of the month for basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Joining the Army was a life-long dream, said Wright, who's uncle served in the Army. She's currently working with her recruiter to prepare for her military training. Wright along with more than 15 Future Soldiers from the Lynchburg Recruiting Company participated in a swear-in ceremony during the Army's birthday celebration.

  • U.S., Indonesia maintain a partnership of peace

    Jun 14, 2010

    Continuing an era of cooperation, the Indonesian military hosted the opening ceremony of Garuda Shield 2010 on June 10 at the Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI) Infantry Training Center in the District of Cipatat.

  • 235th U.S. Army birthday celebration in Vincenza

    Jun 14, 2010

    VINCENZA, Italy - Soldiers from the Vicenza military community join Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Hartless in cutting a birthday cake at Caserma Ederle's South of the Alps Dining Facility to commemorate the U.S. Army's 235th birthday.

  • Anderson receives St. Christopher Award for transportation work

    Jun 14, 2010

    Major Severt Anderson was inducted June 9 into the Military Order of Saint Christopher, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the U.S. Army Transportation Corps.

  • Slideshow: The 2010 Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition - Day 1

    Jun 14, 2010

    The competition portion of the 2010 Drill Sergeant of the Year began June 14. Eight of the Army's best training NCOs from across the nation are competing for the title of 2010 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year from June 14 to June 18. The competitors include five active-duty and three U.S. Army Reserve drill sergeants. One winner will be selected from each service component. The first day's events featured in the photos include zeroing an M-16, a stress shoot, combat qualification, leading new Soldiers through exercise, combatives and uniform inspection.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground celebrates Army's 235th

    Jun 14, 2010

    America is celebrating the birthday of the United States Army today, June 14, 235 years after its formation before the Revolutionary War.

  • Army nurses come together to celebrate 100th birthday with 'one of their own'

    Jun 14, 2010

    Margaret Hollinger's bright eyes lit up as her memory kicked into gear, rewinding time to 60 years ago when she provided medical care to survivors of the Buchenwald concentration camp. "It was so difficult, so sad to see human beings treated the way they were," said Hollinger, a retired lieutenant colonel. The hardest scene for her emotionally, she remembered, were the Jewish children who no longer had mothers or fathers to take care of them. "They were just youngsters," she told Madigan Army Medical Center nurses who had come to help celebrate her 100th birthday June 4 in Seattle.

  • Army celebrates 235 years of 'liberating millions'

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Army celebrated its 235th birthday Monday in the center courtyard of the Pentagon, with a cake-cutting and re-enlistment ceremony.

  • Emergency Medicine residents get to know their 'environment'

    Jun 14, 2010

  • Army chief of staff visits Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Jun 14, 2010

    The ongoing progress of Joint Base Lewis-McChord was showcased to one of the most senior visitors yet, June 11. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. met with leaders of JBLM, who detailed the roll out and inception of the combined base.

  • U.S. Army Birthday Wreath Ceremony

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John McHugh along with the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, General George W. Casey Jr. and the Sergeant Major of the Army, Kenneth O. Preston lay a wreath in honor of the U.S. Army Birthday during an Army Full Honor Wreath Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery on June 14, 2010.

  • Army Center for Enhanced Performance provides foundations to strengthen mind

    Jun 14, 2010

    The ACEP mission is to develop the full potential of Warriors, units and organizations, Family members and Department of the Army civilians using a systematic process to enhance the mental skills essential to the pursuit of personal strength, professional excellence and the Warrior Ethos. Performance Enhancement specialists, or sports psychologists who work for ACEP, will go anywhere and with anyone to help them get the mental edge to perform their job at the highest level possible.

  • Army Warrior Transition Unit Comprehensive Transition Plans now automated

    Jun 14, 2010

    Warriors' comprehensive transition plans received a new look and system June 1 as the automated CTP system officially began.

  • Warrior records music with some friendly help

    Jun 14, 2010

    Sitting in the studio with a member of Heart, Pfc. Dean Baker joined the ranks of 3 Doors Down, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains on May 18 when he recorded his own music at the London Bridge Recording Studios in Seattle. Baker, a Warrior with Charlie Company, made the leap from singing and playing guitar in his barracks to recording a professional album thanks to the non-profit organization Operation Ward 57, which supports Wounded Warriors.

  • Army directs global inspection of armor plates

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Army recently issued a message for all troops and units to inspect their body armor in search of a specific model that was not made according to contract requirements.

  • APG, Maryland detail BRAC status, opportunities for small business

    Jun 14, 2010

    Representatives from the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs and its Base Realignment and Closure Small and Minority Business Advisory Board sponsored an informational meeting on Aberdeen Proving Ground Friday to discuss installation transformation and business opportunities.

  • Warrior Transition Battalion donations are a simple way to say thanks

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Strategic Communication Office is inundated with messages on a daily basis - emails for the daily bulletin, phone calls from the media and requests for tours of the hospital. I've always said what I love about my job is that my day is never the same. But there is one constant message from our wounded, ill and injured Soldiers - a message of thanks.

  • Operation Mend founder receives 'Strength of the Nation' Award

    Jun 14, 2010

    The founder of a program providing reconstructive surgery to warriors wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan received the "Strength of the Nation" Award Saturday at the Army Birthday Ball in National Harbor, Md.

  • JBLM Warrior Transition Battalion breaks ground on new complex

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Joint Base Lewis McChord Warrior Transition Battalion ceremoniously broke ground on a new $52 million, 245,820-square-foot barracks complex project being constructed near Madigan Army Medical Center June 1.

  • The Army Modernization Strategy - Second Line of Effort

    Jun 14, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The 2010 Army Modernization Strategy (AMS) describes how the U.S. Army plans to modernize and transform to provide our Soldiers with an affordable mix of the best equipment available to succeed in both current and future full-spectrum military operations. The second of three lines of effort of the AMS focuses on continuously modernizing equipment through procuring upgraded capabilities, recapitalization of existing systems, and divestment of outdated equipment.

  • New York Army National Guard celebrates Army birthday

    Jun 14, 2010

    New York Army National Guard Pvt. 1st Class Corey Hines, a member of the 7th Finance Detachment, joins Brig. Gen. Michael Swezey, the commander of the 53rd Troop Command, in cutting the Army Birthday Cake at the New York State Museum on Monday, June 14.

  • Wagonmasters start returning home

    Jun 14, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - "BUS DRIVER, MOVE THAT BUS!" was what family and friends chanted as empty busses moved to reveal a very special surprise. It was not the new home one would normally expect when hearing those words; instead it was the more than 200 Soldiers from the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) returning home from Iraq.

  • Community United In Troop Support

    Jun 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Red, white and blue will be the colors of the week when the local community reaches out to Redstone Arsenal and the armed services to extend its appreciation and gratitude. The community's annual recognition of Armed Forces Celebration Week begins June 14 - which is also the 235th birthday of the Army and the 233rd birthday of the U.S. flag - and will continue through June 19. It will be a week of ceremony and celebration that offers something for the entire community under the theme "United in Strength."

  • Fort Huachuca celebrates the Army's 235th birthday

    Jun 14, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Fort Huachuca received a double-dose of history today, when fort personnel and community members celebrated the Army's 235th birthday, as well as the post Museum's 50th anniversary.

  • Madigan says goodbye to hospital sergeant major

    Jun 14, 2010

    Hundreds of Soldiers, civilians and Family members packed the Joint Base Lewis-McChord North Fort Chapel May 25 to pay their respects to Sgt. Maj. Michael S. Kurtz, the sergeant major of Madigan Healthcare System. Kurtz was with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Troop Command, Madigan Army Medical Center.

  • Chairman's Corner: Happy Birthday Army!

    Jun 14, 2010

    For 235 years, the United States Army has truly been the strength of our nation. And today, I believe it is the best it has ever been.

  • West Point celebrates Army Birthday June 14

    Jun 14, 2010

    Members of the West Point community celebrated the 235th Army Birthday with two separate events June 14. United Stated Military Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Mahoney, West Point's senior non-commissioned officer, placed wreaths on the graves of two former Army Chiefs of Staff - Gen. William C. Westmoreland, USMA Class of 1936 and former academy Superintendent, and Gen. Bernard W. Rogers, USMA Class of 1943 and former Commandant of Cadets with a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps completing the event. They then headed to the West Point Club to join the rest of the community for the cutting of the Army birthday cake, a streamer ceremony and the singing of the Army Song and Happy Birthday to the Army.

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