Archive: Jul 2010

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  • SOAR repeats as Hunter softball champs

    Jul 29, 2010

    HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. - The Third Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, added yet another trophy to their trophy case, thanks to their D Company's 8-3 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Savannah the Hunter Army Airfield 2010 Intramural Softball Championship, played at the Squires Sports Complex, July 22.

  • Fort Sill, Cameron University partner for education, employment

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT Sill, Okla. -- As the saying goes, two heads are better than one and the Army knows that well. They put that phrase into use by partnering with Cameron University and tapping its best resource: their students.

  • "Rock and Load" rocks Scouts at Jamboree

    Jul 29, 2010

    In the midst of countless improvised tents and over the banter of thousands of people, the irresistible rhythm and grooves of "Blood, Sweat and Tears" reverberated throughout the campgrounds. The toe-tapping sounds and the screaming guitar shreds enticed the crowds to the stage where a pop ensemble effortlessly played the tunes.

  • $7.9 million renovation transforms Stewart Army Lodging

    Jul 29, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Guests who have stayed often in Army Lodging at Fort Stewart over the years have a word for newly renovated building 4950: "Wow!" That was not among the words used to describe the three-story building before a $7.9 million, 18-month renovation project transformed it into a warm, more modern and welcoming facility on Coe Avenue.

  • Training heats up for Fort Sill firefighters

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- If there is building fire on post, Fort Sill Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are expected to respond within four minutes. Once on scene, they establish an incident commander and quickly assess the situation to begin search and rescue, firefighting or lifesaving techniques and sometimes all three simultaneously.

  • Stewart-Hunter SJA awarded for excellence

    Jul 29, 2010

    <FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Staff Judge Advocate office was presented the American Bar Association's award for excellence in Legal Assistance for Military Personnel during a ceremony held at the Fort Stewart courtroom, July 26. The LAMP award was presented to Lt. Col. Shane Bartee, deputy SJA for Stewart-Hunter, by Brig. Gen. Gill Beck, commander of the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command.

  • Silver Wings Golf Course tourney benefits Boys and Girls Club

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Silver Wings Golf Course and Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Alabama staffs host the second annual Tee-Up 4 Kids Golf Classic Aug. 13.

  • 3rd ID helps small village have big vision

    Jul 29, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The security detachment compound was bustling. Soldiers walked back and forth, engaged in conversations and smiling. Their mission was a little different from their normal security patrols.

  • Explorers train for emergencies

    Jul 29, 2010

    The courses covered emergency medical scenarios, search and rescue, crime scene investigation, water rescue, hazardous material response and more.

  • Army Aviation school change puts student-pilots 'under one roof'

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Flight school student administration recently underwent significant changes to improve efficiency and help make student-pilots' training here smoother, officials said.

  • Fort Wainwright Soldier selected to play soccer in France

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - A Fort Wainwright Soldier recently returned from Cherbourg, France, where she competed in the Conseil International du Sport Militaire's 6th World Military Women's Soccer Championship

  • 2/156 Inf., 3rd Sustainment Bde., sets standard for responsible drawdown

    Jul 29, 2010

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - As the reduction of forces takes place over the next year, a number of units have been curtailed without replacement. While the thought of returning home early may be music to some Soldiers' ears, it can present a logistical challenge to the units' logistics and supply teams.

  • Army signs partnership with agricultural educators

    Jul 29, 2010

    U.S. Army Accessions Command signed a memorandum of understanding July 26 with the National Association of Agricultural Educators and the National Future Farmers of America Organization to collaborate on developing skills and leadership qualities in youth.

  • IMCOM officials note disturbing fire trends

    Jul 29, 2010

    Installation Management Command safety officials have noticed a disturbing trend in recent fires and are increasing their efforts in reducing the number and severity of preventable incidents.

  • Fort Rucker Splash! pool extends evening hours

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Children can swim late into the night during the Splash! pool's Kids After Dark event Aug. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m.

  • 5/7 Cav, Iraqis build partnership by working and living together

    Jul 29, 2010

    BAGHDAD - When the Soldiers from Apache Troop, 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, arrived in Baghdad and went on a joint patrol with a team of Iraqi Federal Police policemen for the first time, they were a little shocked by the vast cultural differences.

  • Summer cycling trip offers challenges, reflection

    Jul 29, 2010

    Chaplain (Capt.) Maciej Napieralski, Fort Wainwright's garrison catholic Catholic chaplain, envisioned a trip with parishioners that would be a spiritual journey to grow in faith and physical fitness and soak in the beauty of an Alaskan summer

  • Powerlifters pump up for medals at Fort Rucker

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- First-timers took top prizes at the third powerlifting competition at Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility July 24.

  • Picerne housing hosts 'dive-in' movie night

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Picerne Military Housing invites residents to its Dive-In Movie Night Aug. 6 at the Bowden Terrace Neighborhood Center pool.

  • 4/3 AAB arrives in Anbar, continues advise, train, assist mission

    Jul 29, 2010

    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq - An advise-and-assist brigade from the 3rd Infantry Division arrived earlier this month to begin its transfer of responsibilities with 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, as their deployment draws to a close.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers make a difference helping P.A.S.S. Academy

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- More than 60 members of the Aviation Captains Career Course joined 30 other community members in refreshing sections of Providing Alternative Student Services Academy in Dothan July 24.

  • Sacramento District staff join in American River clean-up

    Jul 29, 2010

    Corps volunteers helped clean up a 14-mile stretch of California's American River during an event hosted by the El Dorado County River Recreation July 22.

  • 293rd MP Co returns from Afghanistan

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga., - A year ago, the 293rd Military Police Company, 385th MP Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, set out on a mission to Afghanistan to help train the Afghani armed forces and police. They returned home with honor and a hero's welcome from a thunderous cheering crowd of flag-waving Family Members, Soldiers and well wishers, July 21.

  • Fort Rucker NCO, Soldier compete for TRADOC yearly honors

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Being a "well-rounded" Soldier is the only way to be successful at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition, according to the two delegates sent by Fort Rucker.

  • Fort Rucker, Enterprise National Night Out promotes crime awareness

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker and Enterprise city officials invite community members to join them for their first National Night Out to promote crime awareness, Aug. 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Enterprise Recreational Park, off Highway 167 North.

  • AMC receives Small Business Programs award

    Jul 29, 2010

    LAS VAGAS, Nev. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command Small Business Programs office received the 2009 Department of the Army Small Business Programs Award during a ceremony at the National Veterans Small Business conference here, July 22.

  • Fort Rucker officials encourage anti-terrorism awareness

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- August is Army Anti-Terrorism Awareness Month and residents are encouraged to remain vigilant year-round. The Department of the Army implemented the iWatch program Aug. 1 as part of its anti-terrorism initiative.

  • 2010 Boy Scout Jamboree, Fort A.P. Hill

    Jul 29, 2010

    An estimated 38,000 Boy Scouts of all ages attended the 2010 Boy Scout Jamboree in Virginia. The Army's Strength in Action Zone was set up to allow the scouts to participate in a number of activities including the rock wall, push-up challenge and a flight simulator. The Army, as well as the other services, were active at the Boy Scout Jamboree to teach attendees about available opportunities.

  • JTF-National Scout Jamboree

    Jul 29, 2010

    Joint Task Force National Scout Jamboree plans and executes all DoD operations and activities in support of the Boy Scouts of America at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree at Ft. A.P. Hill.

  • Aviation Captains Career Course students conduct IED exercise

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Members of the Aviation Captains Career Course got acclimated with simulated improvised explosive devices at Silver Wings Golf Course, July 22.

  • DoD reminds 'Stop-Loss' troops to submit claims

    Jul 29, 2010

    The Department of Defense wants to ensure that anyone who was under "Stop Loss" has an opportunity to apply for a stipend by the deadline of Oct. 21.

  • 304th guest speaker series discusses Middle East

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- What if the coin was turned and the United States was not the No. 1 military force' What if soldiers from the Middle East came and knocked on Americans' doors and searched their homes for weapons' Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, Dr. John Duke Anthony, spoke about the Middle East, Monday, at Murr Community Center on Fort Huachuca. It was part of the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion's Officer Professional Development guest speaker series.

  • Change of Command at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant

    Jul 29, 2010

    Change of Command at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant INDEPENDENCE, Mo.- With flags from all 50 states as a background, Lt. Col. Lisa Keough assumed command of Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) July 27 from Lt. Col. Christopher Day in an outdoor ceremony at the ammunition plant. Day's next assignment will be as a member of the Joint Staff, J4 at the Joint Logistics Operations Center, Pentagon. Keough's last assignment was with the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) as the distribution management center chief for deployment to Joint Base Balad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Korean War 60th Anniversary Commemoration

    Jul 29, 2010

  • Army Guard helicopters and Air Force parachutists take jamboree to the skies

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT A.P. Hill, Va. Aca,!" The vast, wooded forests and rolling, green hills of Fort A.P. Hill, Va., have provided a rich, natural environment for each Boy Scouts of AmericaAca,!a,,cs National Jamboree since 1981. Thousands of scouts from across the country partake in the opportunity to hike the scenic trails, spot the varieties of wildlife and appreciate the ecological wonders of the area.

  • Co. C, 3-238th ends successful MEDEVAC tour

    Jul 29, 2010

  • New Fort Rucker chapel construction hits halfway point

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Contractors reached the halfway mark in constructing a new, 22,600 square foot, 600-seat chapel on Guthrie Airfield July 22, according to post officials.

  • Fort Rucker students, parents prepare for new school year beginning Aug. 6

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- School starts within the next several weeks for Fort Rucker and Wiregrass area children, and parents should be prudent in making sure their Families are prepared for another school year, officials said.

  • Senior Army non-commissioned officers tour depot operations

    Jul 29, 2010

  • Bidens welcome home Fort Drum brigade

    Jul 29, 2010

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, spent Wednesday afternoon welcoming home Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team from Iraq and thanking them for their service.

  • Enterprise approach to information technology boosts performance at the Army Contracting Command

    Jul 29, 2010

    As the chief information officer (CIO) of the Army Contracting Command (ACC), my overarching goal is to implement the technology solutions needed to improve contracting processes across the Army, including in Iraq and Afghanistan. A key part of our effort involves modernizing the technology infrastructure for an organization that had been relying on antiquated, labor-intensive and paper based processes. The mission of the ACC, which was established in 2008 as a major subordinate organization within the Army Materiel Command (AMC), is to provide global contracting support to warfighters through the full spectrum of military operations, including humanitarian relief operations such as those recently undertaken in Haiti. In these situations lives are often on the line and contracting plays a vital role in acquiring the goods and services needed for mission success.

  • Reducing Soldier load one round at a time: ARDEC lightweight technologies slash weight in half

    Jul 29, 2010

    In many ways, the weight of a Soldier's equipment can win or lose the fight. Especially when considering the difficult terrains, high elevations and fast-paced operations that today's troops experience, the weight on their shoulders is critical. That's why the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) here is working to reduce by as much as 50 percent the weight of weapons and ammunition - two of the five heaviest items U.S. troops carry.

  • Afghan troops rescue villagers from flash flood

    Jul 29, 2010

    The Afghan National Army rescued more than 200 people from flash flooding July 28 in Nangarhar Province as ISAF troops troops provided assessments and helped provide aid.

  • Community Outreach: Keeping the promise together

    Jul 29, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Our Soldiers have been steadfast in their service to the nation during the past nine years of conflict.

  • 'Bikes Over Baghdad' comes to COB Adder

    Jul 29, 2010

    'Bikes Over Baghdad' comes to COB Adder

  • Lt. Dan Band rocks Grafenwoehr

    Jul 29, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - It was the perfect patriotic setting: the smell of grilled hamburgers permeated the air, the crowd dressed in a sea of red, white and blue, a dog barked at two kids passing a Frisbee across the Main Post parade field and bare feet danced to music blaring from the stage.

  • ASC Hosts AMC Best Warrior Competition

    Jul 29, 2010

    An Army Sustainment Command Noncommissioned Officer earned top honors during a weeklong "Best Warrior" competition. Seven Soldiers competed for the Army Materiel Command's NCO and Soldier of the Year competition July 18 - 23 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. Sgt. John Ferguson, a security specialist with ASC, and Spc. Alex Perenishko, with the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, took the honors of AMC NCO of the Year and AMC Soldier of the Year, respectively.

  • West Point Cadets rise to the challenge of summer training

    Jul 29, 2010

    Cadet Field Training for the West Point Class of 2013 challenged cadets with numerous skill-testing activities, including the water confidence course, first responder training, land navigation and patrolling.

  • Shadow Warriors showcase Signal Corps to West Point cadets

    Jul 29, 2010

    Soldiers from the 112th Signal Battalion (Special Operations) (Airborne) from Fort Bragg, N.C., were in attendance during summer training at West Point to show cadets that the Signal Corps is more than just radios and a commo check.

  • Network Science Center sends cadets to Sunbelt Conference

    Jul 29, 2010

    The Sunbelt Conference, which took place from June 29-July 4, attracted more than 800 members from academia and industry. Social network analysis is an emerging discipline in the social sciences that focuses on how social relationships interplay with factors such as risky behaviors, employment opportunities and team performance.

  • Radio show tells the West Point story on the go

    Jul 29, 2010

    West Point Association of Graduates has been producing a monthly radio show highlighting what the cadets and graduates have been doing for more than two years now. The West Point Radio program airs the first Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m. EST.

  • Congress approves supplemental war-funding bill

    Jul 29, 2010

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved passage of the Defense Department's supplemental war-funding bill, most of which will be used to pay for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Bidens welcome Soldiers home at Fort Drum

    Jul 29, 2010

    Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team received a rousing welcome home from Iraq, not only from fellow Soldiers, family members and community leaders, but also from Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden.

  • Wisdom and guidance

    Jul 29, 2010

    Retired Army Gen. Dan K. McNeilll (left), Battle Command Seminar senior advisor visited with Maj. Gen. Bernard Champoux, commanding general, 25th ID and Col. Bradley Becker, deputy commanding general for support, to discuss upcoming deployments of the Division and 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve fire stations in Latvia

    Jul 29, 2010

    Europe District will renovate 10 fire stations to improve the timeliness and quality of emergency services.

  • CERDEC equips 'Cyber Warriors' for complex, commercial environment

    Sep 9, 2011

    The cyber environment is complex and constantly changing, particularly now because of the increasing number and types of commercial wireless products. While the armed services can seek to leverage new technologies, like the iPhone and Android, the U.S. Army faces unique challenges in doing so.

  • AFRICOM lauds Joint Enabling Capabilities Command support

    Jul 28, 2010

    U.S. Africa Command's Standing Joint Force Headquarters (SJFHQ) members participated in a Joint Enabling Capabilities Planners Course (JECPC) June 14-30, 2010, at the Warrior Preparation Center on Einsiedlerhof Air Station, Kaiserslautern Germany, to support command operational planning training requirements.

  • Army Secretary McHugh rallies with U.S. Africa Command

    Jul 28, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh arrived at Kelley Barracks July 27, 2010, to spend the afternoon with General William E. Ward and U.S. Africa Command staff.

  • U.S. Forces Command Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Competition Day 3

    Jul 28, 2010

    Photos depicting Soldiers firing M4 carbine during the rifle range portion of the U.S. Forces Command Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, 28 July.

  • Army Chaplain Corps 235th Anniversary

    Jul 28, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> U.S. Army Chaplainy, one of the oldest branches of the Army, is 235 years old.

  • 807th MDSC commander visits 18th MEDCOM (DS)

    Jul 28, 2010

    Fort Shafter, HI - Maj. Gen. Lie-Ping Chang, commander, 807th Medical Deployment Support Command, discusses similarities of both 807th and 18th MDSC and the way-ahead for both organizations during his visit.

  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Jul 28, 2010

  • Battle on Kwajalein: First foothold in the Pacific

    Jul 28, 2010

    The U.S. Army, Pacific historian's office conducted a virtual staff ride to Kwajalein Atoll July 23 as part of Commanding General Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon's year-long Senior Leadership Development Program. He and the senior staff were whisked back to early February 1944 for the U.S. invasion of the Japanese-held Marshall Islands and the attendant lessons learned.

  • 21 Gun Salute

    Jul 28, 2010

    Chicagoland Korean War Veterans, 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Ceremony.

  • iWATCH aims to 'enlist' Army community as anti-terrorism sensor

    Jul 28, 2010

    iWATCH, an antiterrorism awareness program, will be implemented throughout the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command beginning Aug. 1 to support the Army-wide awareness campaign.

  • ARDEC Software Engineering Center first in government to receive highest CMMI rating

    Jul 28, 2010

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center's Software Engineering Center headquartered at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., recently became the first government organization in the U.S. to earn the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5 designation. This is the highest rating given to software engineering groups that meet CMMI's rigorous standards.

  • 100th anniversary Stamp

    Jul 28, 2010

  • Soldiers mentor Scouts at 2010 National Scouts Jamboree

    Jul 28, 2010

    Thousands of young men, part of Boy Scout troops from across the U.S., enjoyed scouting, camping and learning activities during the first full day of the 2010 National Scouts Jamboree.

  • AMC commander thanks RRAD employees during depot visit

    Jul 28, 2010

    RED RIVER ARMY DEPOT, Texarkana -- Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, AMC commander shook numerous hands and visited with many RRAD workers during her July 8 visit to the depot.

  • 'Celebrate Scouting' stamp unveiled at Fort A.P. Hill

    Jul 28, 2010

    Fort A.P. Hill Commander Lt. Col. John Haefner encouraged a crowd of hundreds to write letters to Soldiers and veterans at the official release ceremony of the "Celebrate Scouting" stamp at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., July 27.

  • Latest SOSCOE Build serves as backbone to U.S. Army Increment 1 testing

    Jul 28, 2010

    The U.S. Army's Program Executive Office Integration (PEO-I) recently delivered and demonstrated advanced "middleware" capabilities, which will provide enhanced network capabilities to the Army's Infantry Brigade Combat Teams.

  • Staying alert: Antiterrorism month touts awareness

    Jul 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Col. James Love, garrison commander, signed a proclamation Monday recognizing August as Antiterrorism Awareness Month and urging the Soldiers, family members and civilians on Fort Jackson to work together to prevent terrorism.

  • Salute to Korean War Veterans on 60th Anniversary of Armistice

    Jul 28, 2010

    Members of the 933rd Military Police Company, Illinois Army National Guard, execute a 21 Gun Salute as part of the Chicagoland Korean War Veterans, 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Ceremony, July 27, 2010. The Chicago Council on Human Relations hosted the event at Daley Plaza for about 1,000 attendees. Behind the MP Soldiers are members of the Korean War Veterans Association, South Suburban Chapter, Post 23. Photo by: Brandi Schiff, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs-Midwest

  • Spouse cooks for cure

    Jul 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- While Jessica Campoverde was growing up, her mother, aunts and other ladies of the family would gather every Sunday at her grandma's house in Southern California to make tamales.

  • Solid Counsel: SSI NCO earns TRADOC title

    Jul 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Nearly two decades ago, Sgt. 1st Class Tobey Whitney was beginning what would be a 10-year stint as a police detective in his home state of Colorado. Today, the seasoned noncommissioned officer, who also has served as a civilian firefighter, paramedic and police officer, can call himself TRADOC's 2010 Career Counselor of the Year.

  • Soldiers cruise on weekend trip

    Jul 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Throughout the week, Sgt. Keven Smith, Warrior Transition Unit, is busy with his military schedule, which he said leaves little time to spend with his wife, Tabatha. When the opportunity came up to spend a day in North Carolina, enjoying a cruise on Lake Norman, visiting a racing garage and savoring free food and drinks, Smith and his wife didn't hesitate to sign up.

  • 533rd FEST-M team reaches new training milestone

    Jul 28, 2010

    Field Force Engineering advances to next step in individual and technical predeployment training

  • Soldier takes fight from cage to Army

    Jul 28, 2010

    Pvt. Hannah Grossman appears to be your typical Soldier in training. Young, determined and focused. However, before donning an Army Combat Uniform, the Human Resource Information Management Specialist student was a professional cage fighter.

  • Keel laid for first Joint High Speed Vessel

    Jul 28, 2010

    The Department of Defense's Joint High Speed Vessel, commonly hailed as the future workhorse of the Army and Navy, is moving full steam ahead. In a ceremony attended by many, the Army and Navy authenticated the keel for the future U.S. Army Vessel Spearhead at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala., a major milestone symbolically recognizing the beginning of ship construction.

  • Ask the Army health nurse: Protecting kids' sensitive skin from sun

    Jul 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- What is the best way to protect my children from the hot South Carolina sun'

  • Crystal Clear: Finding a babysitter no child's play

    Jul 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- I nodded knowingly as I read this week's story about a military couple who attended a recent day trip with the USO. The husband, who recently returned from an Afghanistan deployment, said that because of his busy schedule - and his three children - it is often difficult for him and his wife to find time together.

  • Accreditation proves post's standards

    Jul 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- I am very pleased to note that Fort Jackson was recently recognized for its performance within the Army training community. It is reassuring to know that we are well on our way in becoming a fully-accredited installation, which means that our education processes and training are meeting established standards.

  • SSI adviser provides cultural training

    Jul 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- In an effort to avoid social taboos and win the minds and hearts of civilians in foreign lands, the Soldier Support Institute has hired a cultural adviser to teach Soldiers cultural awareness.

  • Carrying on the legacy of Audie Murphy

    Jul 28, 2010

    Ten Soldiers currently deployed to Iraq with the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division met at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu to vie for membership in the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

  • Time running out for troops, veterans to claim 'Stop Loss' pay

    Jul 28, 2010

    Eligible servicemembers and veterans have less than three months to apply for Retroactive "Stop Loss" Special Pay.

  • Potholing around Presidio of Monterey

    Jul 28, 2010

    The Presidio of Monterey community will see contractors along Pvt. Bolio Street and Kit Carson Road throughout the summer potholing to find utility, sewer and water lines for the new general instruction buildings here.

  • 2nd BCT Soldier named Army Times Soldier of the Year

    Jul 28, 2010

    He's been shot at in combat, he's saved lives on the battlefield and he responded to the wounded victims of the Nov. 5 attack on Fort Hood, and now Staff Sgt. Zackary Filip has been named the Military Times Soldier of the Year.

  • First Person: Reopening the port at Port-au-Prince

    Jul 28, 2010

    In the immediate wake of Haiti's devastating earthquake in January, Joint Task Force - Port Opening was called upon for its first contingency response mission: opening the port at Port-au-Prince. This is a first-person account of the mission.

  • Kari Hawkins

    Jul 28, 2010

  • Do you have what it takes to be SMART'

    Jul 28, 2010

    This year USASMDC/ARSTRAT's Technology Center won the award for SMART Sponsoring Facility of the Year out of the numerous Army sponsoring facilities. The award is chosen based on a facility's success in selecting students, managing the SMART program and meeting challenges effectively.

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

    Jul 28, 2010

    Don't miss your chance to join Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, Chair of Islamic Studies at American University and internationally renowned author and media commentator, at our next Army Leader Forum. Ambassador AhmedAca,!a,,cs lecture is titled, Aca,!A"The U.S., the Afghanistan-Pakistan Theater and the Way Forward."

  • Inter-Agency Partners visit the Center for National Response

    Jul 28, 2010

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

  • SMDC/AIB Satellite Supply Store ready for business

    Jul 28, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The new SMDC/AIB (Space and Missile Defense Command/Alabama Industries for the Blind) Satellite Supply Store had its grand opening July 27 in building 5221 of the Von Braun Complex here.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command NCO Spotlight

    Jul 28, 2010

    Sgt. 1st Class Andres J. Garcia is the Senior Procurement Contracting Specialist for the 622nd Contingency Contracting Team in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Prior to his reclassification as a contracting NCO, Garcia, a native of Union City, NJ. distinctively served as a petroleum supply specialist. "I have served in many positions throughout my military career, from a Bradley crewmember to an advanced individual training instructor, leading, teaching, and mentoring soldiers," Garcia said. "I wanted to be able to contribute even more than what I have so far, and when I heard about what a 51C does and the impact it has, I decided to reclassify."

  • Soldier perseveres, succeeds despite difficult childhood

    Jul 28, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - While saying Spc. Ekaterina Volsky's childhood was difficult is accurate, it doesn't even begin to describe the poverty, abuse and neglect she has overcome in her short lifetime.

  • 'Rumbling Rubbish' captivates Heidelberg community

    Jul 28, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Although the stench wafting from trash cans may overwhelm some individuals, sorting through garbage has strengthened the smell of sweet success for the Rumbling Rubbish recycling program in Heidelberg.

  • Alabama Guard on Deepwater Horizon front lines

    Jul 28, 2010

    They stand in the Gulf of Mexico, water waist-high, heat topping 100-degrees, building barriers against oil.

  • Army investigators lead probe into leaks

    Jul 28, 2010

    The Pentagon has launched an investigation to find out how thousands of classified military documents were leaked to the group WikiLeaks.org.

  • Takedown

    Jul 28, 2010

    CAMP STANLEY, South Korea - Michael Howards (bottom) from Company A, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment at Casey Garrison, registers a takedown driving Martinbill Francia of the U.S. Air Force's 604th Air Support Operations Squadron at Red Cloud Garrison onto the mat during the 145.5-pound championship bout of the 2010 Warrior Country Invitational Wrestling Competition at the Camp Stanley Physical Fitness Center July 24. Howards defeated Francia twice, 3-1 and 4-0 to win the weight class.

  • Talent winner shows audience 'Good Time'

    Jul 28, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Decked out in black - denim jeans, a western snap shirt, cowboy hat and cowboy boots - he looked like he just arrived from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., but this was Uijeongbu, South Korea. Then he performed.

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