Archive: Jul 2010

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  • 1-1 CAB aircraft help Iraqi Air Force expand mission capabilities

    Jul 5, 2010

    The transition of U.S. forces out of Iraq still requires hands-on guidance for the Iraqi Security Forces. Working with the Iraqi Air Force is just one of the ongoing missions that have Task Force 12 doing just that.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' 4th of July Celebration

    Jul 5, 2010

    The 25th Infantry Division celebrates Independence Day with a variety of games, rides, contests, and concerts with the 39th Annual 4th of July Spectacular at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 4.

  • CSA at July 4th event in Scituate

    Jul 5, 2010

  • New Army software helps US Division-South track its hardware

    Jul 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army is implementing a revolutionary system that allows commanders and logistics Soldiers from the field level all the way to the top to see what they have and where they have it in real time.

  • Hometown heroes media plan culminates on FOX

    Jul 5, 2010

  • Monterey military march in Seaside Independence Day parade

    Jul 4, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Presidio of Monterey Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines participate in the 61st annual Seaside Independence Day parade at Seaside, Calif. July 4.

  • TF Gunslinger, engineers refresh AGI skills

    Jul 4, 2010

    The pilots of Company C, "Whiskey," 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Gunslinger, conducted air ground integration training with the engineers of Co. E "Dawg," 1st Bn., 64th Armor Regt., TF Rogue's, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, June 6.

  • Troop safety aided by accurate information

    Jul 4, 2010

    Good leaders make sure their troops are squared away before they roll outside the wire. They check for water, ammunition and protective equipment. They check the little things to prevent big problems. They also make sure their service members are squared away by verifying their personal information is current on their Isolated Personnel Report, that they have completed and understand the online Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training and that their personal locator beacons are properly registered

  • Servicemembers become citizens during Fourth of July ceremony in Iraq

    Jul 4, 2010

    One hundred fifty-six service members from 56 different countries recited the Oath of Citizenship in the rotunda of Al Faw Palace and marked the Fourth of July as the day they became American citizens.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Jul 4, 2010

    Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden visited with Soldiers at the Sports Oasis dining facility on Camp Victory July 4. The couple celebrated Independence Day by visiting Soldiers in Iraq.

  • Support battalion delivers new low cost means of supplying Iraqi Soldiers

    Jul 4, 2010

    Soldiers from 307th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division at Al Asad Air Base, not only have an inexpensive way to deliver small items like ammunition, food and water, they have trained members of 9th Regional Commando Bn., 2nd Bde., Iraqi Special Operations Forces, 7th IA Div., how to do it themselves.

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

    Jul 4, 2010

    Some enlisted Soldiers with the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Wings, 25th Infantry Division, pace nervously, some recite answers to anticipated questions, others work on facing movements and weapons drills. They all try to control their nerves. At any moment, one could be called to enter the boardroom and face six senior noncommissioned officers. The senior NCOs - with more than a century of military experience among them -- test each Soldier to determine if they are truly ready for promotion. Refusing to allow war to derail their professional careers, 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.

  • Sustainment Symposium

    Jul 3, 2010

    Photos from the Sustainment Symposium held at the Richmond Convention Center.

  • U.S. Army, Iraqi Air Force pilots conduct historic joint mission

    Jul 3, 2010

    The air was clear over Contingency Operating Base Basra June 27, 2010, as the Iraqi commanders of the Basra Air Base and the 70th Squadron prepped their CH 2000 reconnaissance airplane for a first-ever joint mission with U.S. AH-64 Apaches.

  • Apaches join Iraqi Air Force for historic mission

    Jul 3, 2010

    The air was clear over Contingency Operating Base Basra June 27, 2010, as the Iraqi commanders of the Basra Air Base and the 70th Squadron prepped their CH 2000 reconnaissance airplane for a first-ever joint mission with U.S. AH-64 Apaches.

  • Wake up to the 'Sounds of Freedom'

    Jul 2, 2010

    The Tropic Lightning Band's brass ensemble "The Sounds of Freedom" perform on KITV's This Morning program, in Honolulu,, July 2.

  • Presidio of Monterey Soldiers become combatives instructors

    Jul 2, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" The Presidio of Monterey has 25 new Modern Army Combatives Program Level I instructors after they certified inside the Price Fitness Center June 12.

  • Presidio of Monterey Soldiers become combatives instructors

    Jul 2, 2010

  • Casualty assistance officers help families find light in darkness

    Jul 2, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The Army has come a long way from the days of Vietnam, when families of service members killed on active duty were greeted with telegrams coldly notifying them of their loss. Today, the Army sends trained notification teams, followed rapidly by casualty assistance officers to guide families through decision-making and completion of the necessary paperwork for all the benefits they have coming to them.

  • JBLM spouse faces a painful, new reality

    Jul 2, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The news came loud, but unclear. Erica Paci was awakened by vigorous knocking at her front door. Her heart pounding, she jumped out of bed and ran to see who was there. Met by two service members, a military spouse's worst nightmare suddenly became Paci's reality.

  • War Fighter Takes Reins Of Logistics Team

    Jul 2, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Col. Robert "Pat" Sullivan prefers looking at things from a service-oriented point of view. So, when asked what he expects from the more than 600 military, civilian and contractor employees working for the Logistics Support Activity, the organization's new commander changed the question around and asked "What should they expect from me'" In his view, the answer to both questions is the same.

  • Garrison In Right Place To Grow With Tenants

    Jul 2, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In a new grouping of installations being done by the Installation Management Command, Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli is confident Redstone Arsenal will place among the top garrisons as it pertains to future funding.

  • Seven members of Rock Island Arsenal community retire

    Jul 2, 2010

    Seven Rock Island Arsenal employees take part in a retirement and retreat ceremony June 25 and 29. Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine presided over the ceremonies that took place on Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. The seven included four Department of the Army civilians and three Soldiers: James Loehrl, executive director of the Rock Island Contracting Center; Lee Thompson, executive director of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program; Patricia O'Conor, ASC small business office; Lawrence Williams, Joint Munitions Command equal employment officer; Lt. Col. Charles Smith, Distribution Management Center executive officer; Sgt. Maj. Sharon Campbell, DMC sergeant major; and Sgt. 1st Class Yacine Asad, enlisted aid to Fontaine.

  • Pay it Forward

    Jul 2, 2010

    Tobyhanna Army Depot -- Volunteers were honored for 2009 efforts at the Volunteer Luncheon.

  • Missile branch improves efficiency, competes for Shingo

    Jul 2, 2010

    Tobyhanna Army Depot -- The Maverick Missile Branch will submit an achievement report to compete for a Shingo prize this October.

  • Let the sparks fly

    Jul 2, 2010

    Tobyhanna Army Depot--Tobyhanna employee grinds metal to fit into a shelter

  • Tobyhanna hosts Tri-Nation visit

    Jul 2, 2010

    Tobyhanna hosts Tri-Nation visit

  • Mobile nature of FRA enhances warfighter support

    Jul 2, 2010

    Tobyhanna Army Depot -- One of the biggest draws for members of the FRA network is the mobile nature of their work, never knowing where the job will take them, but knowing the work they do is vital to the success of warfighters serving around the world.

  • Setting the example: 'Rock Force' cadre battle heat in quarterly physical fitness challeng

    Jul 2, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The cadre of "Rock Force" mixed it up again June 25 at their quarterly CSM Physical Fitness Challenge, this time bringing the battle to Main Post. But sweltering summertime conditions made the second installment a much more grueling affair, competitors said.

  • Tobyhanna analyst named one of AMC's top 10 employees

    Jul 2, 2010

    Tobyhanna Army Depot--A Tobyhanna supply system analyst was selected as one of the Army Materiel Command's top 10 employees for 2009.

  • Employee establishes pattern of excellence, wins quarterly award

    Jul 2, 2010

    Tobyhanna Army Depot -- A Tobyhanna employee claimed top honors in a quarterly competition for establishing a pattern of excellence and increased effectiveness

  • USACE proactive measures may be the best hope for protecting Florida's beaches

    Jul 2, 2010

    On Earth Day, the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced hit the Gulf Coast

  • German Reunion Highlights Two Anniversaries

    Jul 2, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Every even-numbered year since 2000, Heidi Weber Collier has organized a family reunion in Huntsville. But the reunion hasn't been for her ancestral family. Rather, it's been for the families of the German rocket scientists and engineers who adopted each other during the moves, first, from Germany to the U.S., and, second, from Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Proving Ground, N.M., to Redstone Arsenal and Huntsville.

  • New German Infantry LNO arrives

    Jul 2, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - After putting an Armor liaison in place here last month, the German army has now swapped out its top Infantry representative at Fort Benning.

  • POM community celebrates Military Spouse Appreciation Day

    Jul 2, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!A? Presidio of Monterey community members celebrated Military Spouse Appreciation Day with cake, cup cakes and roses at Army Community Service on Ord Military Community May 7.

  • Army builds early foundations of NASA space program

    Jul 2, 2010

    This was like a base realignment and closure move - only it all happened within the confines of Redstone Arsenal.

  • Korean army major general visits Monterey

    Jul 2, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Combined Forces Command, Republic of Korea, Korean Army Maj. Gen. Yoon Hak-soo and his U.S. counterpart, Brig. Gen. Mark Perrin, met with Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center students and faculty at the Korean school, Munakata Hall, here July 1. Among the topics discussed were relations between American and Korean service members.

  • TF 12's Victory Chapel nears completion for July dedication

    Jul 2, 2010

    Soldiers of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade often greet one another with the unit greeting of "Wings of Victory," but that phrase will take on new meaning with the completion of Task Force 12's own Victory Chapel July 1 at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq. As U.S. Army Europe Command's premier aviation brigade nears the end of its tour, it is leaving behind a legacy of great relationships and successful partnerships with various units in Iraq. One significant legacy it will leave for those who will rotate into country is that of a place for spiritual guidance and resiliency at Victory Chapel.

  • Iraqi forces capable, confident as drawdown advances

    Jul 2, 2010

    One year after U.S. forces withdrew from Iraqi cities, the chief of staff for the 3rd Infantry Division and Task Force Marne said that Iraqi security forces have proven themselves capable of conducting independent operations.

  • McQuade Softball Tournament wraps up in Kosovo

    Jul 2, 2010

    After 39 games and 14 days of sun and rain, a champion was crowned June 27 in the Kosovo division of the McQuade Softball Tournament. "The Unit," a team composed of players primarily from Multinational Battle Group East's Bravo Company, a North Dakota Army National Guard unit based in Valley City, N.D., won the tournament. "Sons of Pitches," with players from MNBG E's Liaison Monitoring Team (LMT) of Bismarck, N.D., took second. "Team NATO," with a mixed team of players from MNBG E's headquarters, took third.

  • Resilient Soldier, Cancer survivor to start support group

    Jul 2, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Soldiers constantly train in realistic environments, under realistic circumstances to make sure they are as ready as possible for any situation. However, nothing could have prepared Spc. Jessica Printy for the news she received at Camp Humphreys, South Korea.

  • KFOR Soldiers demonstrate quick reaction skills

    Jul 2, 2010

    Multinational Battle Group East (MNBG E) Soldiers tested their capacity to react quickly during exercises near the border with the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia and outside Viti/Vitina on June 22. Soldiers from MNBG E's Bravo Company, 2nd Platoon, recently took over Quick Reaction Force (QRF) duties from MNBG E's Turkish Soldiers. The exercises were designed to validate their ability to respond to emergencies across MNBG E area of operations, said Maj. Shayne Simon, the exercise planner for MNBG E.

  • Fort Campbell's SOS assists Families

    Jul 2, 2010

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (July 1, 2010) - Survivor Outreach Services publicly extended a hand to Families of the fallen in a press briefing at 101st Airborne Division Headquarters, Friday, answering media inquiries into recent spikes in Soldier casualties in Afghanistan.

  • Fort Campbell's young bookworms

    Jul 2, 2010

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (July1, 2010) - Every summer the Robert F. Sink Library organizes a free Summer Reading Club geared for children starting kindergarten through fourth grade.

  • Army psychiatrist helping Soldiers in Iraq

    Jul 2, 2010

    Soldiers are known for performing under pressure, but even the hard chargers needs some place to turn when the going gets tough. That's where Maj. Scott Williams, the U.S. Division-South and 1st Infantry Division psychiatrist, at Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, helps them shoulder their burden.

  • JMTC Retreat Ceremony

    Jul 2, 2010

  • Fort Campbell Military Police place first in Nat'l Traffic Safety

    Jul 2, 2010

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (July 1, 2010) -- Fort Campbell's Military Police has proven for a third time that they're the best Military Police force in the nation when it comes to traffic safety.

  • Ancient military ceremony marks 100 years of the Grafenwoehr Training Area

    Jul 2, 2010

    The German army honored the 100th birthday of the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, with a Grand Tatoo ceremony on the Grafenwoehr parade field, June 30.

  • Human Resources Command moves to Fort Knox

    Jul 2, 2010

    Two Soldiers with ceremonial rifles flanked three others, each carrying a flag important to the U.S. Army Human Resources Command: the American flag, the Army flag and a third, covered flag.

  • Conference looks ahead for sustainment

    Jul 2, 2010

    RICHMOND, VA (July 1, 2010) - "Resetting for the future - people, materiel and technology" was the theme of the 2010 Sustainment Commanders' Conference June 21-22 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

  • Apaches support Iraqi air surveillance

    Jul 2, 2010

    The air was clear over Contingency Operating Base Basra June 27, 2010, as the Iraqi commanders of the Basra Air Base and the 70th Squadron prepped their CH 2000 reconnaissance airplane for a first-ever joint mission with U.S. AH-64 Apaches.

  • Thunder in the Desert: Artillerymen stay on target

    Jul 2, 2010

    Paladin crews from the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division take part in a live-fire exercise to end three months of training.

  • Ancient military ceremony marks 100 years of the Grafenwoehr Training Area

    Jul 2, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The German Army honored the 100th birthday of the Grafenwoehr Training Area with a Grand Tatoo ceremony on the Grafenwoehr parade field, June 30.

  • IMCOM-E revamps Safety Webpage to 'Fight the Risk' this summer

    Jul 2, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Entering the busiest safety seasons of the year, Installation Management Command-Europe safety officials have expanded the content of online safety resources to ensure Soldiers, Families and civilian employees have information they need to plan for a safe summer.

  • USDS Psychologist fights battle of minds

    Jul 2, 2010

    Soldiers are known for performing under pressure, but even the hard chargers need someplace to turn when the going gets tough.

  • Nine KATUSA Soldiers earn Expert Infantry Badge

    Jul 2, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Nine Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers from the Theater Air, Naval and Ground Operation Security Force at K-16 were among the ten TANGO Security Force Soldiers to earn their Expert Infantryman Badge.

  • Tropic Lightning "Freedom Ride" feeds the homeless

    Jul 1, 2010

    As part of the of 25th Infantry Division "Freedom Ride", Soldiers and officers donated non-perishable foods to Kahikolu 'Ohana Hale 'O Wai'anae homeless shelter, Waianae, Hawaii, June 30.

  • Post Ten-Miler team staff seeks runners

    Jul 1, 2010

    The 26th annual Army Ten-Miler is Oct. 24 in Washington and even though the event is sold out, there is still an opportunity to try out for the Fort Benning team. There are two qualifiers scheduled for July 10 and 17 at Santiago Fitness Center on Sand Hill. Active-duty Soldiers and activated National Guardsmen and Reservists who are stationed at Fort Benning are eligible to compete for a spot on the Fort Benning team. Lori Smith, Fort Benning team coordinator, said she hopes to field two teams. There will be an active-duty men's team consisting of up to eight runners, and a mixed team of six runners, including men and at least two women.

  • Sports coordinator hopes to spread sense of camaraderie through intramural leagues

    Jul 1, 2010

    Between preparing for Commander's Cup championships, more than 12 intramural leagues and helping with other sporting events on post, sports coordinator Willie Spann said he stays busy, but he enjoys his job. The retired sergeant, who works in the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sports department, said he has always had a love for sports. He played basketball and football and ran track in high school. At 18, he joined the Army and played in intramural leagues. Spann has fond memories of playing sports when he was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, and in Wurzburg, Germany.

  • Passing of the colors

    Jul 1, 2010

    MCALESTER, Okla.--Colonel Timothy D. Beckner assumed command of McAlester Army Ammunition Plant as the 32nd commander July 1 from Col. Arnold P. Montgomery in an outdoor ceremony at the plant. Montgomery will be the next chief of staff at the Joint Munitions Command at Rock Island, Ill. BecknerAca,!a,,cs last assignment was at the Pentagon where he served as the Quadrennial Defense Review lead for joint logistics.

  • 'Warriors' depart for Iraq

    Jul 1, 2010

    The Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, depart for their 12-month deployment to northern Iraq. Their service was thanked by brigade veterans and division leadership as they boarded their aircraft.

  • Third Army Chaplains, Jordanian Imams Hold Seminar on Providing Religious Support in a Military Envi

    Jul 1, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO - Chaplains from Third Army and imams from the Jordanian Armed Forces met for an information exchange in San Antonio, June 21-25, to discuss how each provide religious support to their respective forces.

  • Corps of Engineers officer gives oath of enlistment to former Iraqi interpreter

    Jul 1, 2010

    State Department interpreter's friendship with Tulsa District deputy commander during his deployment to the Gulf Region North leads him to join the U.S. Army.

  • ARFORCYBER Headquarters Stands Up in National Capital Region

    Jul 1, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Army Forces Cyber (ARFORCYBER) is the Army Service Component for Cyberspace Operations. On Feb. 1, 2010, the chief of staff of the Army directed establishment of this new three-star command with operations centered at Fort Belvoir, VA.

  • Enjoy a summer picnic

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT BENNING, GA. - July is National Picnic Month. There can be only one response to that statement and that is - to picnic.

  • RDECOM selects Soldier of the Year

    Jul 1, 2010

    When all was said and done, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Soldier of the Year had the last word.

  • Celebrate the Fourth

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Grab your swimsuit, camera, sunscreen and a picnic basket. If you don't have plans for Independence Day weekend, don't worry. There are plenty of options in the valley area and farther afield, including food, fireworks, concerts and festivals. So plan to celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence - officially adopted by the 13 original colonies 234 years ago - all weekend long.

  • NCO's promotion fuels couple's speed need

    Jul 1, 2010

    Fort Sill NCO usess promotion pay to further his and his wife's drag racing hobby.

  • 'Save a Life' designed to be shocking

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The laughter and joking stopped as soon as a video showing mangled bodies from car accidents began to play. It was part of the Save a Life Tour meant to "shock" people out of a possibly deadly decision: drinking and driving.

  • Ladd Field has long history

    Jul 1, 2010

    History of 70-year-old airfield

  • Army officer, author selected as White House Fellow

    Jul 1, 2010

    Out of more than 700 applicants, an active-duty Army lieutenant colonel's name rose to the top of the 2010-2011 White House Fellows program list-a program designed to give participants hands-on experience with the inner workings of the government.

  • THAAD nails lowest target, seventh of seven in testing

    Jul 1, 2010

    The Army launched a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile, June 28, from Kauai, Hawaii, which successfully intercepted and destroyed another missile launched just minutes earlier.

  • Garrison wants input for excellence award

    Jul 1, 2010

    Educated readers about and seek inputs for Army Communities of Excellence Award

  • Fort Wainwright Soldiers go the distance

    Jul 1, 2010

    . . . 23 Soldiers from various U.S. Army Alaska units underwent a battery of grueling tests, assessing their physical fitness, military bearing, leadership aptitude and skills proficiency, during a weeklong selection process called the USARAK Warrior Challenge at Fort Richardson.

  • Training, experience lead lifeguard to save youth

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Two Fort Sill lifeguards recently responded as they were trained to do, saving a young child from a potential drowning at Rinehart Fitness Center pool at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Wainwright civilian employee wins community service award

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Alaskans know what it means to volunteer.

  • Rabbit fever

    Jul 1, 2010

    ". . . that cute little bunny that's strangely unafraid of you and a bit lethargic may be a menace just the same."

  • Soldiers deliver new low-cost means of supply for Iraqis

    Jul 1, 2010

    U.S. Soldiers at Al Asad Air Base not only have an inexpensive way to deliver small items like ammunition, food and water, they have trained Iraqi special operations forces how to do it themselves.

  • Can you hear me now: Fort Bragg couples learn communication skills at ACS class

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- With the use of cell phones and other electronic devices for communication, couples seem to be losing their verbalization skills and ability to communicate with each other.

  • Rising to new heights: Fort Bragg teacher attends space camp

    Jul 1, 2010

    Kelli Charles, a math and science teacher at Irwin Intermediate School at Fort Bragg was one of 220 teachers from more than 2,000 applicants chosen by Honeywell to attend the U.S. Space and Rocket Center June 11 to 17 in Alabama.

  • Fort Bragg youth learn leadership skills, sense of community at conference

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Fort Bragg youth presented their top concerns to Col. Stephen Sicinski, garrison commander, at the seventh annual Fort Bragg Youth Leadership Conference held at Albritton Junior High School from June 23 to 24.

  • HIMARS Family Day goes off with a bang

    Jul 1, 2010

    As part of the annual battalion Family Day, Soldiers and their Families gathered on Sicily Drop Zone to enjoy good food, have fun and learn about what the troops do every day. Rifles, vehicle mounted weapons systems and the HIMARS launchers were on display. Family members were even allowed to fire blanks from some weapons. A bounce house was set up for younger children and professional barbecue pit masters were on hand to make sure the Soldiers and their Families had a good meal.

  • Corps of Engineers looks below the Earth's surface for green energy

    Jul 1, 2010

    With construction booming and the Army looking for more ways to "green" its construction practices and buildings, the Fort Drum, N.Y., Program Office of the Army Corps of Engineers New York District, decided to look into alternative sustainable energy sources for new construction.

  • Fort Bragg jumpmaster returns to reach career pinnacle

    Jul 1, 2010

    For most paratroopers, reaching the pinnacle of their jumping career involves earning their master parachutist wings. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Sanders, a senior interrogator with the XVIII Airborne Corps, reached this apex after becoming "airborne" again. The master parachutist wings are awarded to individuals who have conducted 65 jumps from aircraft, graduated from a jumpmaster's course, and has served on jump status with an airborne unit for a minimum of 36 months.

  • New emergency services on Fort Irwin commemorated

    Jul 1, 2010

    Fort Irwin and the National Training Center, Calif., has procured new resources and provided upgrades to its emergency services system. Ten emergency medical dispatchers and nine paramedic firefighters have been hired. A new communications 800 MHz repeater has been installed to provide communications from Fort Irwin to trauma centers in the County of San Bernardino and the state of Nevada. In addition, new emergency medical dispatch computer hardware and software has been incorporated into the existing Fort Irwin emergency dispatch center.

  • FORSCOM, USARC coordinate BRAC relocation

    Jul 1, 2010

    Planners and leaders from U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S Army Reserve Command met to coordinate the next milestone in Base Realignment and Closure relocation of the two commands to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • RIA offers job experience for students and grads

    Jul 1, 2010

    Minority College Relations Program gives students and recent graduates hands-on experience in the federal workplace. To be eligible, interns must be a junior, senior or recent graduate from an historically minority college or university. MCRP shows them many different ways to serve the nation aside from uniformed service. Sixteen interns work in Army Sustainment Command, Joint Munitions Command and Rock Island Contracting Center located on Rock Island Arsena, Ill.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers remember their fallen at ceremony

    Jul 1, 2010

    The All-American Division remembered its fallen paratroopers during the annual 82nd Airborne Division Memorial Ceremony at the 82nd Airborne Division Museum, June 23.

  • Canadian general bids adieu to Fort Bragg

    Jul 1, 2010

    Canadian Armed Forces Brig. Gen. Nicolas Matern, deputy commanding general of operations, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, will soon bid farewell to Fort Bragg. Matern, who first arrived to Fort Bragg in 2007, is set to leave July 15. He will assume the responsibility of Chief of Staff for Operations for Canadian Forces, Expeditionary Command, in August.

  • Fort Bragg holds 20th Annual Installation Awards

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Tuesday, more than 300 Fort Bragg employees packed into the Fort Bragg Club's Lafayette Room as the post held its 20th Annual Installation Awards ceremony. The ceremony honored both civilian and military employees in various categories for their efforts and accomplishment throughout the year.

  • Last Twilight Tattoo of the Season held on June 30, 2010

    Jul 1, 2010

    The last Twilight Tattoo of the season was held on June 30, 2010. An enthusiastic crowd of 2,500

  • The Left Division Trains to Deliver a Right Hook

    Jul 1, 2010

    "a mere matter of marching"

  • June 25, 2010 - Remarks at The 150th Birthday of the U.S. Army Signal Corps

    Jul 1, 2010

    "I've been a Chief of Staff of a Division and a Chief of Staff of a Corps, and those are the second most thankless jobs I've ever had."

  • Before Freedom Fest, celebrate July 4 poolside

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff invite Fort Rucker Soldiers and Families to begin their Independence Day weekend celebrations poolside July 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Splash! located behind The Landing.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers give back to local community

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and civilians turned wrenches, tightened screws and performed heavy lifting to construct new playground equipment at Westgate Park in Dothan, June 26.

  • NCO wins 20K race-walk national championship

    Jul 1, 2010

    Staff Sgt. John Nunn won the 20-kilometer race walk on June 27 at the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • 'Old Skool' ready for intramural softball playoffs

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- "Skool" was in session June 24 and the intramural softball team 10 Guys One Cup from D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, didn't make the grade.

  • BRAC construction hitting targets as completed facilities begin receiving tenants

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Grass, sidewalks and landscaping have replaced dirt and construction equipment at several Base Realignment and Closure Act 2005 facilities and other military construction sites, as the number of completed projects on Fort Sam Houston continues to increase.

  • Be good to your teeth, or they'll be false to you

    Jul 1, 2010

    Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic dental hygienist Lorraine Lobos holds out a replica of a diseased mouth for Preschool 3 children at the Fort McPherson Child Development Center Wednesday. Lobos was visiting the center to show the children the importance of good oral hygiene, stressing the importance of brushing and flossing day and night. Such a visit was important because it helps kids to learn good habits early on and develop patterns that will benefit them throughout their lives. "Overall health starts in your mouth," Lobos said.

  • Civilian Personnel Advisory Center chiefs gather for training

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (July 1, 2010) - When Barbara Panther, director of the Civilian Human Resources Agency, visited the Lewis and Clark Center at Fort Leavenworth, she knew she had found the right place to conduct leadership education for Civilian Personnel Advisory Center chiefs.

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