Archive: Jul 2010

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  • Brigade Combat Team Integration Exercise

    Jul 8, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The U.S. Army is planning a Brigade Combat Team (BCT) integration exercise at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., July 12th through 16th which will connect Soldiers, sensors unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), networked vehicles on-the-move, command posts and other nodes over long distances through satellite and software-programmable radio as part of an effort to evaluate the progress of its battlefield network. The exercise, which is envisioned as a key step within the larger developmental trajectory of the Army's battlefield network, is aimed at informing the developmental cycle. It will involve less than 100 Soldiers and engineers at Fort Bliss, Texas, who will place Soldiers and technologies in a series of vignettes designed to stress and evaluate the network's multi-node terrestrial layer and broader satellite connectivity. This will inform the Army's network development strategy as part of an ongoing process by bringing all of the piece parts together in an integrated fashion. This is the first time we have begun to connect from Soldier-leader levels up to company, brigade, battalion and beyond.

  • Operation: Smile Train

    Jul 8, 2010

    Children in Nasiriyah, Iraq, were given the chance to let their new smiles shine through, when Smile Train Italia Onlus, a worldwide medical charity that provides free surgery to children born with facial deformities, arrived for a week-long medical mission June 20-27 at the Mittica Medical Training Center.

  • Guard opens language training center in Georgia

    Jul 8, 2010

    The newly constructed Georgia National Guard Language Training Center recently opened its doors at the Clay National Guard Center in Marietta, Ga., and provides the resources necessary for military intelligence linguists to hone their language skills.

  • 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' surveys hit servicemembers' inboxes

    Jul 8, 2010

    At noon Wednesday, Defense Department officials e-mailed surveys to 400,000 servicemembers as part of a special review to prepare the military for a potential repeal of the so-called Aca,!A"DonAca,!a,,ct Ask, DonAca,!a,,ct TellAca,!A? law that bans gays and lesbians from openly serving.

  • Local logistician captures history

    Jul 8, 2010

    At first glance Andrew Washington appears to be a quiet and reserved type of man. At times he stands as an unassuming figure amid the hustle and bustle of the U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg staff. Washington works as a logistician for the Directorate of Logistics, but what most people do not know about him is that he's also an extraordinarily gifted artist.

  • Baumholder spouses earn their spurs

    Jul 8, 2010

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - In an open field overrun by tall grass a "Soldier" thrusts a bayonet through a cut out target. As the blade finds its mark the bayonet wielder cries out "kill." She then draws the rifle mounted bayonet back and positions herself to punish the target again, this time with a butt stroke to the head.

  • Grafenwoehr community tree planting celebrates 100 years

    Jul 8, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - On July 2, a final tree was placed along Grafenwoehr's 100-year Allee in Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA), about 5 kilometers from Rose Barracks, and near Range 201. The stand of trees was placed to symbolize the success and close cooperation between the U.S. Army, the U.S. Army Garrison and the Federal Forestry Office (FFO) at Grafenwoehr, a relationship spanning little more than half of the training area's 100-year history.

  • BOSS teams up with German students

    Jul 8, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program teamed up with local German elementary school students and sparked a kickball match Friday that was more intense than the heat from the afternoon sun.

  • 'Mannheim Military Moms' connect

    Jul 8, 2010

    MANNHEIM, Germany -- From calming shrieking cries, teaching children the rules of the potty, and learning how to deal with deployments, the New Parent Support Program assists mothers and fathers in sleeping like babies themselves after long days of tending to their little ones.Even more soothing is the fact that Mannheim NPSP Home Visitor Andrea Manus created a Facebook page called "Mannheim Military Moms."

  • Wiesbaden military community members enjoy a fun-filled, action-packed July 4th celebration

    Jul 8, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - After a day spent enjoying music, traditional eats, amusements and boxing, Wiesbaden community members settled down to enjoy a fireworks display marking the 234th birthday of the United States of America. The annual bash, held on Wiesbaden Army Airfield, concluded with the colorful pyrotechnics.

  • Force protection exercise puts Army, host nation teams to the test

    Jul 8, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Hostages being held at the Wiesbaden Army Airfield credit union, a car explosion and bus accident at the Mainz-Kastel Transportation Motor Pool and a chemical spill were all situations facing garrison and host nation responders during a Force Protection Exercise in Wiesbaden June 25-26.

  • U.S. Army, Pacific celebrates "One Team!" comaraderie

    Jul 7, 2010

    U.S. Army, Pacific celebrated "One Team!" organization day at Bellows Air Force Station on beautiful Waimanalo Bay on June 1.

  • Korean War remembrance tour highlights importance of peace, security

    Jul 7, 2010

    In the wake of the South Korean warship Cheonan sinking and the death of 46 sailors, the Gyeonggi Province Office of the Vice-Governor Choi Hong-chul gave a group of 2nd Infantry Division Band members and Koreans a tour, June 23, through early and late Korean history that included the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ.

  • Red Cloud Golf Course tests even experienced duffers

    Jul 7, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Every day is a special day on the Red Cloud Golf Course, says Don Durden, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation golf course manager. It presents challenges for the best golfers and offers delights for those who are new to the game.

  • VA brief sheds light on post-military service benefits

    Jul 7, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Service members from Warrior Country learned about a plethora of Veterans Affairs benefits that they and their families may be eligible to receive after leaving the military during a VA benefits class held June 23 in the Education Center.

  • Campers experience English immersion

    Jul 7, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Smiles were the order of the day as volunteers and parents watched their children, graduate June 25 from an English Camp at the Warrior's Club.

  • Activities kick off children's summer reading club program

    Jul 7, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - School is out and the children are restless. So as a summertime service to families, the USAG Casey library kicked off a summer reading club with a party June 24 at the Gateway Club.

  • Warrior Country hails new command team

    Jul 7, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Amidst threatening overcast skies and high humidity the Soldiers and civilians of Red Cloud Garrison and numerous military and Korean dignitaries gathered to witness a historic first - a same-day change in leadership of both the garrison commander and command sergeant major - June 30 on the Village Green.

  • Chaplains assist Army ROTC in making new leaders

    Jul 7, 2010

  • Town hall meeting addresses Fort Riley residents' concerns

    Jul 7, 2010

  • How to assist the family of Chief Warrant Officer Michael Doe

    Jul 7, 2010

    CW3 Doe has expressed his appreciation for the outpouring of support for his family in this trying time. Several individuals and organizations have asked if there is a means by which they may direct gifts to the Doe family. In response to this outpouring, we have asked the NSSC Director of Army Community Services to coordinate receipt of voluntary donations.

  • Home run, Hearts Apart Families take in ballgame

    Jul 7, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Families of deployed Soldiers were treated to a picnic and were given tickets to a Junction City Generals baseball game.

  • Dads, daughters bond at tea party

    Jul 7, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Fathers and daughters shared a unique experience during the second annual Dad and Me Tea Party.

  • Warrior Transition Battalion spouses retreat at Rock Springs

    Jul 7, 2010

  • Ministry of presence at Warrior Forge crucial to developing leaders, chaplains

    Jul 7, 2010

    The Army Reserve OfficersAca,!a,,c Training Corps is partnering with the Army Chaplaincy to connect young officers on their way to becoming chaplains Aca,!" known as chaplain candidates Aca,!" with ROTC cadets involved in the annual Leader Development and Assessment Course, the seminal evaluation that produces 70 percent of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs second lieutenants.

  • Innovation aims to reduce collateral damage in Afghanistan

    Jul 7, 2010

    While some commands severely restrict artillery fires, one task force in Afghanistan has taken active steps to reduce collateral damage by developing an alternative method.

  • 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Headquarters Returns

    Jul 7, 2010

    Hundreds of families and friends were crowded inside the Kieschnick physical fitness center on Support Avenue for the homecoming ceremony of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). Approximately 240 Soldiers from the 13th ESC headquarters redeployed July 3...

  • Reflections by Frontier 6: Leading in a complex operating environment

    Jul 7, 2010

    I would like to share a few thoughts with you about some of the battles that have recently occurred in Afghanistan that have resulted in various internal and external investigations. Specifically, I want to discuss the greater implications from a leadership perspective.

  • What's for lunch'

    Jul 7, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers and civilians line up in the rain, June 28, at Kiani's, one of three new Army and Air Force Exchange Service lunch wagons, here. Kiani's is located behind the Commissary; Ono Local Foods lunch wagon is behind the Soldier Support Center, Building 750; and Chiqui's Surf Grill is located at Building 1492, near Leader's Field and Hauula Street. Call 808-423-4552/7302.

  • Family Child Care offers stable environment for military children

    Jul 7, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - With so many options for child care available in the local community, military families may ask why they should choose Family Child Care, a program overseen by Child, Youth and School Services.

  • AHFH mock electric billing begins in July

    Jul 7, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Across the Department of Defense, energy conservation programs are underway with a goal to reduce the overall energy consumption in the U.S. by 20 percent - ultimately reducing the dependency on foreign energy resources.

  • Wrangler Brigade NCOs Learn Advanced Marksmanship

    Jul 7, 2010

    The 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), sees a constant shuffle between deploying and redeploying units throughout the year. In order to prepare its troops for those various missions, both on the home front and abroad, the Wrangler Brigade is creating a team of noncommissioned officers to share their knowledge on advanced marksmanship...

  • Wrangler Brigade Motorcycle Safety Week

    Jul 7, 2010

    Motorcycle riders from the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), recently spent a week participating in various safety classes and activities that culminated in a group motorcycle ride June 25...

  • Release of 'A Different Kind of War': The U.S. Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, October

    Jul 7, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> <i>A Different Kind of War</i> is the Army's first comprehensive study of its campaign in Afghanistan. Based on hundreds of oral interviews and unclassified documents, this study offers a comprehensive chronological narrative of the first four years of Operation Enduring Freedom. <i>A Different Kind of War</i> tells the story of how the coalition planned the campaign against the Taliban regime and then used its military forces to overthrow that regime in 2001. The study then focuses on how The U.S. Army came to take a leading role in a campaign that evolved after the establishment of a new government for Afghanistan in 2002. That new campaign slowly evolved into a counterinsurgency effort that featured combat missions, reconstruction operations, and training programs for a new Afghan army. The study closes with a chapter that highlights the implications for The U.S. Army of these four years of operations in Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Army, Schumacher Racing still perfect fit after 10 years

    Jul 7, 2010

    When Tony Schumacher heard the Army was looking for a Top Fuel driver, he shaved his head and walked into the meeting looking like a Soldier. The Sarge, as he is called by Soldiers and race fans alike, knew then that he and his team would be a perfect fit with the Army, and he still believes it today, 10 years later.

  • 49th Transportation Battalion Change of Command

    Jul 7, 2010

    In a ceremony June 24, Lt. Col. Lillard D. Evans accepted command of the 49th Transportation Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, from Lt. Col. Peter M. Haas. The change of command took place at Guidon Field with Soldiers, friends, and family members of Haas and Evans present...

  • Army Reserve unit returns from year-long deployment

    Jul 7, 2010

    Soldiers of the 619th Transportation Company deplane here June 16 after returning from a year-long deployment in Iraq. Army Brig. Gen. Peter S. Lennon, Commander, 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, and his staff greet Soldiers as they deplane.

  • Exercise helps Soldiers think through the unthinkable

    Jul 7, 2010

  • Irbil Emergency Hospital ushers in new generation of emergency care in Iraq

    Jul 7, 2010

    Dignitaries and special guests witnessed the beginning of a new era in emergency medical care in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq with the official opening of the Irbil Emergency Hospital.

  • AW2 Symposium puts GI Bill transferability among top issues

    Jul 7, 2010

    Being able to transfer GI Bill benefits to dependents if medically retired rates high among concerns for wounded warriors, as identified at the Army Wounded Warrior Program Symposium, June 21-25, in San Antonio, Texas.

  • "Black Jack" honored for hosting Single Soldier Festival

    Jul 7, 2010

    The 2nd BCT Command team received a 50-inch television on behalf of "Black Jack" Soldiers from the Fort Hood Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, July 6, for the effort the brigade put into planning and hosting the Fort Hood Single Soldiers' Festival.

  • Long Knives: Rulers of the octagon

    Jul 7, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" After enduring rounds of forceful kicks, shattering punches, and vigorous body slams, Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Combatives Team came out victorious during the Fort Hood Combatives Tournament, here, July 1.

  • 40 years of Service

    Jul 7, 2010

    Dale Byars (left), U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, New Cumberland, Pa., was presented his 40 year Army Civilian Award by Ricky Tanna, USASAC Deputy CIO/G6, June 22.

  • 99th RSC HHC conducts change of command ceremony

    Jul 7, 2010

  • Louisiana Guard to monitor skimming Gulf operations

    Jul 7, 2010

    The Louisiana National Guard is providing a new initiative called the Louisiana National Guard Parish Branch Operations Team to assist Coast Guard branch directors, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced July 2.

  • Iraqis take lead on joint air assault

    Jul 7, 2010

    The U.S. Army's 1st Advise and Assist Brigade recently joined forces with Iraqi commandos of the 7th Iraqi Army Division for an air assault operation in search of a possible IED production facility outside the town of Rawah.

  • Soldier in Iraq faces criminal charges

    Jul 7, 2010

    Criminal charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice were preferred against a Soldier assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team at Contingency Operating Station Hammer, Iraq.

  • MRAP being loaded on a trailer

    Jul 7, 2010

    A Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle being loaded onto a trailer at Joint Base Balad as part of the Durable Express. The Durable Express is an effort of the 1st Sustainment Brigade in the Responsible Drawdown of Forces from Iraq.

  • MRAP being loaded on a trailer

    Jul 7, 2010

    A Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle being loaded onto a trailer at Joint Base Balad as part of the Durable Express. The Durable Express is an effort of the 1st Sustainment Brigade in the Responsible Drawdown of Forces from Iraq.

  • World War I Veteran Awarded Purple Heart 101 Years Later

    Jul 7, 2010

    The grandson of a World War I veteran receives his grand fathers purple heart 101 years later. Cpl. Gus Bishop was wounded in the Meuse-Argonne in World War I.

  • World War I veteran awarded Purple Heart 92 years later

    Jul 7, 2010

    More than 92 years after getting wounded, Cpl. Gus Bishop was rightfully awarded the Purple Heart, and thanks to his grandson's efforts, will forever be remembered as an American hero.

  • Students gain experience in math and science

    Sep 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Evan Denison, 15, was one of 20 students who participated in the third week of the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Sciences Program, sponsored by the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center.

  • ARRA: Sacramento District reaches $100 million in HAP payments

    Jul 6, 2010

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District passes major milestone in payments to servicemembers under the ARRA-expanded Homeowners Assistance Program.

  • Fort Riley, Junction City chosen as historic Kansas 'wonder'

    Jul 6, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - And then there were eight. A selection committee from the Kansas Sampler Foundation has counted the votes and the Fort Riley-Junction City area has been selected as one of the 8 Wonders of Historic Kansas.

  • New home brings new life to injured Soldier

    Jul 6, 2010

    One Army veteran, severely wounded in Iraq, has been given a great boost forward to start a new life with his soon-to-be wife.

  • 2010 AW2 Symposium: Wounded Warriors' and Families' Top Issues

    Jul 6, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Representatives from Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), U.S. Army Pacific, U.S. Army Japan, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and the U.S. Defense AttachAfA Office - Tokyo met with their counterparts from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) staff in Tokyo April 14-16, 2010 for the 2010 Japan U.S.-Army StaffTalks. This year also marks the 50th Anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security.

  • Fort Irwin saving billions of drops of water through recycling program

    Jul 6, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Each day that Fort Irwin and the National Training Center's recycled water, or tertiary treated water, program is in use more than 1.8 billion drops of water or 200,000 to 300,000 gallons of water are saved, which is a significant effort in any climate, but especially in the Mojave Desert, where Fort Irwin is located.

  • LOGCAP incinerator clears the air

    Jul 6, 2010

    Located at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, this incinerator can safely dispose of 20 tons of trash per day. The incinerator is projected to run 24 hours a day under supervision of Logistics Civil Augmentation Program personnel. The machine will only burn ordinary "municipal" waste. Currently, approximately 23-25 loads of trash are burned every 12 hours, roughly 69-75 cubic meters of trash.

  • Office of Business Transformation Leaders Speak at Army Finance Improvement Conference

    Jul 6, 2010

    The Army's first Chief Management Officer and Under Secretary of the Army, Dr. Joseph W. Westphal; and the Army Office of Business Transformation (OBT) Acting Director, Lieutenant General Robert Durban, spoke to participants of the first Army Financial Improvement Plan Conference about transforming and improving Army business processes.

  • Anonymous Online Mental Health Screening -- July 2010

    Jul 6, 2010

    School's out and the kids are home enjoying the long days of summer. Or maybe not. While July is considered by some to be the happiest month of the year, sometimes the change in routine or expectations of the season can lead you or your children to feel depressed. Depression in children or their parents is a concern as either can negatively affect a child's wellbeing. Children who are depressed may miss out on being with their peers and enjoying activities. It is also more likely for children who grow up with a depressed parent to be depressed in adulthood.

  • 25th CAB grooms future enlisted leaders while deployed to USD-North

    Jul 6, 2010

    Every month Soldiers of the 25th CAB appear before enlisted promotion selection boards as part of the process for becoming a sergeant or staff sergeant at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, and Contingency Operating Site Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq.

  • Guard transports oil cleanup crews to Louisiana islands

    Jul 6, 2010

    Soldiers of the Louisiana National Guard's 2225th Multi-Role Bridge Company have been performing transport duties off the coast of Louisiana near Grand Isle and the Grand Terre Islands to assist workers with the oil cleanup effort along the Gulf Coast.

  • ASC IG awarded French defense medal

    Jul 6, 2010

    An officer now assigned to the U.S. Army Sustainment Command headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal received the French National Defense Medal (Gold) as part of a ceremony June 18 at the French embassy in Washington, D.C. Col. John Romero, who now serves as the inspector general for ASC, was awarded this prestigious medal. Family members present were his wife, Maria, and their son, John Jr.

  • Contracting officials make big impact in National Capitol Region

    Jul 6, 2010

    Good things come in small packages, and this can also be said for the undersized staff of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command Directorate of Contracting staff at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. With a staff of just nine people, the contracting officials here support some of the Army's most visible units including the Old Guard, the Army Band and handles contracts to keep Arlington National Cemetery a national treasure. Led by Kenneth L. (Mitch) Mitchell, the director of contracting, the members of the DOC managed more than 1,200 contracts in fiscal 2009 valued at nearly $40 million. Already for fiscal 2010, the staff has worked 634 contracts worth more than $22 million.

  • Vice chief asks Soldiers to participate in Army STARRS

    Jul 6, 2010

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, strongly urges Soldiers to participate in a study that will help the service learn more about the causes of suicide and improve prevention efforts.

  • Simulators help "Blacksmiths" conduct convoy training

    Jul 6, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers of F Forward Support Company, 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division conducted simulated support convoy training, July 1, at Fort Hood's Battle Command Training Center.

  • "Blacksmiths" celebrate battalion's birthday, highlight summer safety

    Jul 6, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers from the 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division celebrated the battalion's birthday and held a safety day, here, June 30.

  • "Greywolf" Soldiers grieve for fallen comrades

    Jul 6, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - More than 200 Soldiers and Family members filled the pews of Fort Hood's Memorial Chapel, June 30, to pay their respects to Pfc. Christopher Scott Herrick, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment and Spc. Nickolaus Gossack, B Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Brig. Gen. MacFarland to assume Ft. Leavenworth leadership posts

    Jul 6, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Sean MacFarland is slated to assume two key Army leadership and education posts at Fort Leavenworth Friday from Maj. Gen. Edward Cardon

  • Family Rejoices to Have Good Friends

    Jul 6, 2010

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- Tamara and Robert Newcomb of Durant, Iowa, found out Sunday, June 20, the effects of lightning when it caused a fire in their home. The Durant Fire Department arrived and put out the fire, but advised the family to stay somewhere else, because even though the fire was contained there was a possibility of a further outbreak. According to the Durant Fire Department it was an electrical fire that originated in the attic it would be safer for their family to find other living arrangements.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Michael Perlitz

    Jul 6, 2010

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Michael Perlitz

  • Bidens join Soldiers in Iraq as they become citizens July 4

    Jul 6, 2010

    A total of 156 servicemembers in Iraq became U.S. citizens July 4 as Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, attended a naturalization ceremony in Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory.

  • Long Knife ready for Operation New Dawn

    Jul 6, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - Troopers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, concluded their culminating training event at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La., June 26.

  • Soldier gets first-hand view of fight to save his life on 'Baghdad ER'

    Jul 6, 2010

    In 2005 an insurgent sniper in Baghdad nearly killed New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Craig Macy. On July 1, the Buffalo police officer watched the doctors of the Army's 86th Combat Support Hospital fight to save his life, as the New York State Museum conducted a special screening of the HBO documentary Baghdad ER.

  • Building on the basics

    Jul 6, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- In a modern warzone, every Soldier is an infantryman. This was never more true for the artillerymen of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, than during their last deployment to Iraq in 2009, when they traded in their cannons for school supplies and humanitarian aid equipment as they helped build up the city of Kirkuk.

  • Surviving summer

    Jul 6, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Summer is a time for fun on the lake, motorcycle riding or just cruising in the car with the windows down. But without proper safety knowledge, this kind of fun can turn deadly.

  • Returning to US with a foreign dependent requires planning

    Jul 6, 2010

    While serving abroad, it is not uncommon for U.S. service members to find themselves falling in love, marrying a local, and having children. After years of living with their new families and serving their country, service members preparing to PCS or ETS may be confronted with unforeseen legal issues when planning a return to the U.S. with a non-U.S. citizen spouse or stepchild.

  • JROTC cadets rise to the occasion

    Jul 6, 2010

    Six Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets stood in silence on a 15-foot tall platform. One by one they glanced to the next platform, measuring approximately the same distance across. Their eyebrows raised as various scenarios danced in their heads. Their goal was to get their whole team across, safely.

  • Maj. Jonathan Graebener receives farewell award

    Jul 6, 2010

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

  • Army Chemical Materials Agency destroys 75 percent of U.S. chemical weapons

    Jul 6, 2010

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency announced that on July 1, 2010, it achieved the destruction of 75 percent of its chemical agent stockpile as defined under international treaty obligations.

  • Procrastinators have breathing room (again)

    Jul 6, 2010

    This past tax season, 7th Army JMTC tax centers in Bavaria assisted 8,157 tax payers, saving them $1,827,786 in commercial tax preparation fees, and generating $20,732,552 in refunds. Although the overseas tax filing deadline of June 15 has passed, eligible members of the military community may continue to receive limited tax assistance at their local legal assistance office through Sept. 31, 2010.

  • Stop Loss proves a positive experience for two, 1/64 Soldiers

    Jul 6, 2010

  • Team searches for energy alternatives off post

    Jul 6, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr has been searching high and low for ways to conserve energy and make the transition to using more renewable sources of energy in accordance with the Installation Management Command Campaign Plan.

  • USACE People: LA District couple deploys to Bulgaria together

    Jul 6, 2010

    John and Diane Taylor are part of a Corps of Engineers team supporting U.S. Army Europe construction in Bulgaria.

  • Col. Mark Rivest, SJA departs JFHQ-NCR/MDW

    Jul 6, 2010

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

  • Grafenwoehr's fitness center gets an energy boost

    Jul 6, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- After months of gray skies and less than desirable weather, residents have recently been blessed with long summer days filled with sunshine.

  • Museum celebrates 100th Anniversary of Grafenwoehr Training Area

    Jul 6, 2010

    "Grafenwoehr and the training area only make up 17 percent of the town's history, but for the generation that lives here, it amounts to 100 percent," said Olaf Meiler, historian and curator of the Grafenwoehr Cultural and Military Museum as he spoke to more than 75 attendees at the opening of the 100th Anniversary of the Grafenwoehr Training Area exhibit at the museum, June 27.

  • IMCOM-Europe conducts Youth Leadership Forum

    Jul 6, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The Installation Management Command-Europe Youth Leadership Forum was conducted in Karlsruhe, Germany, June 21-25.

  • Soldiers, KATUSAS earn Expert Infantry Badge

    Jul 6, 2010

    CAMP HOVEY, Republic of Korea - Warriors from 2nd Infantry Division, and candidates from around the peninsula, competed to earn one of the highest honors an infantryman can earn, the Expert Infantry Badge, June 14-18 at Camp Casey.

  • Hunting in Germany more than a sport

    Jul 6, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Urbanization is encroaching on much of the woodlands globally, forcing animals into smaller areas of land and limiting opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. But in Bavaria, green lands are plentiful and the animal population is far from scarce, which provides an abundance of game for hunters in an ideal setting.

  • Across the Pacific and back: a Soldier story

    Jul 6, 2010

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew C. Kim of B Company, 4th Attack Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade is no stranger to Camp Humphreys. Born Kim Chang-Joong, he was raised near Pyeongtaek, and grew up with visions of flying helicopters one day. His journey to his current position as an Apache pilot has taken him from the heights of South Korean Aviation, all the way across the world to America, working full time for a food distributor while going to school and raising a Family, and finally back to the skies as a pilot for the U.S. Army.

  • Travel the Republic of Korea with Cpl. Jung...Building 63

    Jul 6, 2010

    CAMP RED CLOUD, Republic of Korea - As visitors in a strange land, many of you may not know all the wonderful sites there are to experience here in the Republic of Korea. For this and future editions of the Indianhead, I will show you various places that you, your Family and friends may enjoy, which may offer an alternative to nightlife in the "villes" or just sitting around in your rooms on the weekends.

  • Soldiers must update EFMP enrollment

    Jul 6, 2010

    "Sorry, you aren't going anywhere until your EFMP status is updated," could be a distressing thing for a Soldier to hear as he or she is preparing to PCS.

  • USAG Schinnen changes command, July 8

    Jul 6, 2010

    USAG Schinnen hosts a change of command ceremony, July 8.

  • Jill Biden celebrates 4th of July with Soldiers in Iraq

    Jul 6, 2010

    Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, met with members of the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, and other deployed servicemembers and civilians at Camp Liberty Sunday as part of a visit to Iraq during the 4th of July weekend.

  • Desk-bound helo pilot provides critical skills during drawdown

    Jul 6, 2010

    Two-wheel landings on snowy Afghan ridgetops are more exciting, but managing the exodus of a 4,000-strong brigade during the drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq provides its own challenges for one desk-bound helicopter pilot with 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Soldiers 'unleash the chaos' for Independence Day

    Jul 6, 2010

    Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, celebrate the Fourth of July by throwing chemical lights into the air to take the place of fireworks during an Independence Day celebration in Baghdad, July 4.

  • Business transformation leaders speak at Army finance conference

    Aug 4, 2011

    The Army's first chief management officer, Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, and the Army Office of Business Transformation acting director, Lt. Gen. Robert Durban, spoke to participants of the first Army Financial Improvement Plan Conference about transforming and improving Army business processes.

  • Don't Lose Out on Your Benefits

    Oct 14, 2011

    Communication is a major factor these days when dealing with veterans, a good example to this is keeping track of all of your paperwork, included in this is your DD-214.

  • 50th Anniversary of U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security

    Jul 5, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Representatives from Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), U.S. Army Pacific, U.S. Army Japan, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and the U.S. Defense AttachAfA Office - Tokyo met with their counterparts from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) staff in Tokyo April 14-16, 2010 for the 2010 Japan U.S.-Army StaffTalks. This year also marks the 50th Anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security.

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