Archive: Jul 2010

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  • 'Sex Signals' helps to raise awareness, prevention of sexual assault

    Jul 23, 2010

    The Galaxy Theater on Vogelweh was filled to capacity as the audience came to better grasp the seriousness of sexual assault in a whole different perspective in a comedy show called 'Sex Signals', July 20.

  • Iraqi Police learn new ways to save lives

    Jul 23, 2010

    Iraqi police officers from the Babil Province recently had the opportunity to learn important life-saving skills from U.S. military police at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu. The four-day course, which began July 18, was presented by the 253rd MP Company, an Army National Guard unit out of Lenoir City, Tenn., attached to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Fort Bragg ACAP increases capabilities, marketing for transitioning Soldiers

    Oct 14, 2011

    Soldiers planning to depart the Army in the upcoming months may be able to better market themselves to civilian employers, thanks to the Army Career Alumni Program's new Internet resources called PipelineNC. PipelineNC allows the transitioning Soldiers to post resumes and network with civilian employers and employers are also able to check the posted resumes and return follow-up conversation with prospective employees.

  • Fort Riley, Kansas Land Trust, Moyer Ranch sign conservation easement agreement

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Rodney Moyer, president of Moyer Ranch, Inc., and Catherine Hauber, president of Kansas Land Trust, Inc., stand next to a signed agreement dedicating 6,647 acres of land to a conservation easement, July 22 at the Moyer Ranch near Fort Riley, Kan. By signing the conservation easement agreement, Moyer agreed to suspend any future development of that land. Also signing the agreement were: Sec. Mike Hayden, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Jeffrey Gross, assistant state conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Col. Kevin P. Brown, Fort Riley garrison commander.

  • Fort Riley, Kansas Land Trust, Moyer Ranch sign conservation agreement

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Rodney Moyer, president of Moyer Ranch, Inc., and Catherine Hauber, president of Kansas Land Trust, Inc., stand next to a signed agreement dedicating 6,647 acres of land to a conservation easement, July 22 at the Moyer Ranch near Fort Riley, Kan. By signing the conservation easement agreement, Moyer agreed to suspend any future development of that land. Also signing the agreement were: Sec. Mike Hayden, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Jeffrey Gross, assistant state conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Col. Kevin P. Brown, Fort Riley garrison commander.

  • Allied unity: Soldiers earn German proficiency badge

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Forty U.S. Soldiers survived a series of events on land and water this week to earn the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, one of the few foreign awards that can be worn by the American military.

  • Fort Riley, Geary County reaffirm commitment with Army Community Covenant signing

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Private David Winkler, 101st Forward Support Battalion, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, along with his wife, Crystal, and sons, Nicholas, 6, and Kevin, 7, sign the Geary County Army Community Covenant July 22, at the Junction City/Geary County Military Affairs Council breakfast at the Courtyard Marriott in Junction City, Kan. This Army Community Covenant resigning reaffirms the commitment for support between Geary County and Fort Riley, Kan. There are seven more counties in the Central Flint Hills Region which will also conduct covenant signings through October 2010.

  • New property manager promises smooth transition

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The administrative shakeup within Fort Benning Family Communities had little impact on residents as a seamless transition was made to the installation's new property manager, post officials said.

  • Army spouse named Student of the Year at CTC

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - As mother of an energetic 3-year-old and spouse of a helicopter pilot in command, Jami Bartlett stays busy - but not too busy to put her best effort toward her schoolwork.

  • Are you a teen' Need a job' Get Hired!

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - If you're a Fort Benning teen looking to get a head start in the career field, Hired! has the answers. The Child, Youth & School Services program, launched on Fort Benning this summer, welcomes all military teens, ages 15 to 18, to gain valuable work experience, receive professional training and earn a little money.

  • Hold fast to traditions, culture

    Jul 22, 2010

    Commentary about discovering one's roots

  • Ladies Night Softball Series in full swing

    Jul 22, 2010

  • mTBI: New Policies Require Medical Evaluation for All Concussions

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Explosions and blows to the head can disrupt brain function through mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), more commonly known as concussions. These injuries are treatable and most people who suffer concussions completely recover with no lasting effects, but the key is early detection and intervention.

  • New taxi service provides rides to and from teen center

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Not having a ride to go hang out with friends will no longer be an excuse thanks to the Middle School Teen Center's new taxi service.

  • Braving the rapids

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "It's not a Disney ride," said Rob Paden, owner of Outdoor Adventure Rafting. "There is that element of danger; things aren't perfectly controlled."

  • Marathon coming to National Infantry Museum

    Jul 22, 2010

    The Columbus Roadrunners and Fort Benning will host a new race, the Soldier Half and Full Marathon, Nov. 13 to benefit the National Infantry Museum, House of Heroes and Honor Flight. Cecil Cheves, race director and member of the Columbus Roadrunners, said giving the proceeds to military organizations seemed fitting. "This is a tribute to the Soldiers and how much we appreciate them," Cheves said. "They sacrifice so much for our country. They are in harm's way and they give so much of themselves to serve others."

  • Beat the heat

    Jul 22, 2010

    Summer is in full swing and so is the Georgia heat, and that means people should focus on heat safety, said Dr. (LTC) Jason Newsom, chief of Preventive Medicine with MEDDAC. Whether people are training for sports or spending time outside, Newsom said heat safety is key. "One hundred degrees in Phoenix, Arizona, is tolerable (because it's dry heat), but 100 degrees in Georgia is sweltering because of the humidity," Newsom said. The average high at Fort Benning in July is in the low 90s, according to

  • DoD employees may be furloughed if supplement not passed

    Jul 22, 2010

    The Army may need to furlough civilian employees in mid-August and may later run out of money for active-duty pay should Congress fail to pass a wartime supplemental appropriation.

  • Fort Bliss farewells Bromberg, welcomes Pittard

    Jul 22, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Howard Bromberg relinquishes command of Fort Bliss to Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard.

  • Fort Sill gate guards put training to work

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Four security personnel were honored July 16, for their part in preventing an attempted unauthorized entry by six individuals July 3 at the Bentley Gate on Fort Sill.

  • 3/69 Armor Regiment Soldiers train IA on M1A1 Abrams

    Jul 22, 2010

    JOINT SECURITY STATION AL RASHEED, Iraq - At 8:30 a.m. it is 98 degrees Fahrenheit under the tarpaulin. A group of eager Iraqi Army soldiers huddle around Sgt. Jasen Sumner as he explains how to conduct preventive maintenance checks and services on the track pads of the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank. Sumner speaks, his linguist translates, and the students nod their heads in understanding.

  • 'Troop' comforts wounded warriors

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-The image of a Soldier is usually that of a camouflaged person, weapon in hand, body armor slung over his body as he goes about his duties.

  • State-of-the-art fitness facility dedicated to its namesake

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Facility at East Fort Bliss was dedicated to its namesake, Sgt. Joshua W. Soto, during the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the facility's indoor basketball courts July 7.

  • Aviation unit displays effectiveness on the ground in Afghanistan

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan - As battle tactics in Afghanistan are adjusted to defeat the enemy, adaptability is a valuable asset to any Army unit involved in combat actions. At Forward Operating Base Shank, Task Force Brawler, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, is displaying its adaptability by being as equally effective on the ground as they are in the air. With the creation of a civil affairs team, led by Capt. Douglas Gray, civil affairs officer in charge, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, TF Brawler, from Ojai, Calif., supports the ongoing counterinsurgency tactic by helping remote villages in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan.

  • Dentists complete one-year residency

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Four Fort Sill dentists completed the Comanche Residency Prgram Advanced Education in General Dentistry 1-year, a rigorous academic and clinical course for new Army dentists.

  • 373rd CSSB redeployment may leave gap in Soldier education

    Jul 22, 2010

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq- Five Soldiers stand shoulder-to-shoulder in front of two dry erase boards in a dimly lit classroom, fervently working through math problems. Once they're done, they shuffle back to their seats, expectant looks on their faces.

  • Army opens resilience evaluation to DA civilians

    Jul 22, 2010

    The Army's extended its concern about the mental fitness of Soldiers and their families to the civilians that serve stateside, abroad and in combat zones.

  • 'Sea to Shining Sea' team nears conclusion of inspiring ride

    Jul 22, 2010

    After riding nearly 3,800 miles on a bike, talking to wounded Soldiers wouldn't be on most cyclists' minds.

  • Fort Stewart commissary now offers fresher, natural and organic items

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-With many Americans working toward living healthier lifestyles, which includes the food they eat, the commissary at Fort Stewart is now offering more organic and natural items, including produce, beef and seafood.

  • New ADA simulator offers high-tech training

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. --With a point of a finger the Air and Missile Defense Crewmember team-in-training spotted simulated aircraft in the digital terrain of the Joint Fires Multipurpose Dome. The rumble of the plane was heard and felt Friday, as Soldiers from Avenger class number 10-10 stepped onto the platform with a stinger missile in hand.

  • Special needs children let loose at EFMP rodeo

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Forrest Boyd, 2, was all smiles and giggles while riding the hand-rocked bareback horse July 17 during the Exceptional Family Member Program Special Needs Rodeo at the Geary County Fairgrounds.

  • Army advances in UV, LED technology

    Jul 22, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's advancements in III-Nitride sources and detectors have enabled the creation of novel solid state lighting (SSL) technology, which could offer potential cost savings for theater operations.

  • Stewart, Benning DENTAC swap commanders

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Colonel Mark N. McDonald assumed command of The United States Army Dental Activity at Fort Stewart during a change of command ceremony at Marne Garden, July 20, but not before the sound of a dentist drill could be heard from the Marne-Tron.

  • Firefighters rescue driver from creek

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Luck kept a 43 year-old retired Soldier alive in the early morning hours of July 13 when his truck was swept away in the fast current of Medicine Creek. He was lucky his truck stayed upright and didn't roll over putting him under the fast moving water.

  • Eighty 97th Military Police Battalion Soldiers arrive home to Fort Riley

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - While waiting for the arrival of her husband, Jennifer Kent fed her 3-month-old daughter, Ashley, who was dressed in a red, white and blue tutu, with a red, white and blue bow in her hair.

  • Two more Marne Soldiers honored at Warriors Walk

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Captain Michael P. Cassidy and Pfc. Francisco Guardado-Ramirez were honored for their service to the nation, July 15, as two trees were added to the long rows of Eastern Redbuds that line Warriors Walk at Fort Stewart.

  • Civil affairs Soldiers taste a 'Slice of Summer' with Family, friends

    Jul 22, 2010

    More than 400 Soldiers, Families and friends of the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion dove July 9 afternoon at the battalion headquarters into a cool "Slice of Summer." The event was held to beat the summer heat with some Family fun, while also taking in valuable information to help them prepare for the stresses of deployment.

  • 121 new Special Forces Soldiers earn their Green Berets

    Jul 22, 2010

    After more than a year of grueling training, 121 Soldiers of the 253rd Special Forces Qualification Course donned Green Berets for the first time during the regimental first formation held July 8 at the John F. Kennedy Plaza. The newest Special Forces Soldiers vigorously trained over the past year to become worthy of wearing the Green Beret, learning individual specialty skills such as unconventional warfare methods as well as language and cultural skills.

  • Potential homebuyers learn tips during training seminar

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Kay Hilton, supervisor of the Military Pay Office, moved to Fort Riley from Florida recently. She arrived July 13 just in time for the Home Buying Training Seminar July 14.

  • Army civilians work to provide lethal aerial vehicles to Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- A team of civilians is working to expand tactical capabilities so that the warfighter can function in an urban environment where the targets might be in areas where the potential for civilian casualties is relatively high.

  • iWATCH program combats terrorism

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - See something, say something - iWATCH, iReport, iKeep us safe - is the motto for the new iWATCH program, an Armywide initiative aimed at promoting heightened awareness and vigilance against terrorism. The iWATCH program, which replaces the former Vigilant Citizens program, will be introduced during Antiterrorism Awareness Month in August.

  • TF Marne honors fallen Peshmerga warriors

    Jul 22, 2010

    CAMP ZAYTUN, ERBIL, Iraq - Task Force Marne Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, posthumously awarded two Iraqi Peshmerga the U.S. Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device at Camp Zaytun, Erbil, Iraq, July 18. The awards were presented to the families of the fallen Kurdish Fighting Forces.

  • Fort Bragg Family readiness group members recognized at deployment ceremony

    Jul 22, 2010

    Sixteen Family members of the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade were recognized in a ceremony Friday at the brigade's parade field where they were awarded the Commander's Award for public service, a brigade coin and a blue service star flag.

  • Korean task force dons Marne combat patch

    Jul 22, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -Soldiers from the Republic of Korea, Task Force Taegeuk, took part in a combat patch ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 14. The task force put on the combat patch of the unit they are subordinate to, the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, part of the 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Fort Bragg Directorate of Logistics wins 2010 Army Award for Maintenance Excellence

    Jul 22, 2010

    Fort Bragg's garrison commander, Col. Stephen Sicinski was presented the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence by the Directorate of Logistics, Material Maintenance Department, Friday.

  • Soldiers give prosthetics to Iraqi hospital

    Jul 22, 2010

    Soldiers delivered boxes of prosthetic limbs July 19 to the Adamiyah Hospital, a rehabilitative hospital in the Baghdad area.

  • Fallen Soldier arrives at Fort Knox

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- The remains of Spc. Nathaniel Garvin, of Radcliff, Ky., were met with honor at Fort Knox's Godman Army Airfield July 21. Garvin died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division of Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Army Family Action Plan General Officer Steering Committee resolves 27 quality-of-life Issues

    Jul 22, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - I have always said you can either read history or make it.

  • Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo entertains, honors Fort Carson Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-The Pikes Peak or Bust rodeo family once again honored the men and women of the Fort Carson community July 14 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs at the 70th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.

  • AFRICOM commander sees progress in Africa

    Jul 22, 2010

    The commander of U.S. Africa Command Gen. William E. "Kip" Ward told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies July 20 that AFRICOM has moved into an operational stage.

  • 10th SFG(A) hosts Family Day on Fort Carson

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Families from the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) spent a day with their Soldiers during this year's Family Day July 16.

  • Iraqi logistics unit completes capstone urban exercise

    Jul 22, 2010

    A team of Soldiers from 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division met with the 32nd Company, 8th Iraqi Army Division Transportation Directorate in Numaniyah July 14 to conduct a capstone situational training exercise(STX). The STX focused on convoy operations and was the culmination of more than nine months of training between the U.S. and Iraqi Security Forces that began with basic vehicle maintenance, first aid, and more advanced lessons in reacting to small arms fire and improvised explosive devices.

  • "Operation COBRA and the Breakout at Normandy,"

    Jul 22, 2010

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  • Carson Soldier wins national boxing title

    Jul 22, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-Fort Carson's Jeffrey Spencer completed a USA Boxing National Championships tournament by defeating Robert Brant and winning the 178 pound U.S. national title at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colorado Springs.

  • Rocket students prepare to start their engines

    Jul 22, 2010

    In early August, four teams from the Propulsion Technology Function of the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center will take part in the 2nd Annual Rocket Wars during which they will present their designs, tell how they built their motors and then...fire them!

  • Iraqi Police graduation delights neighborhood children

    Jul 22, 2010

    Recently an Iraqi Police graduation ceremony transformed into an occasion more reminiscent of a childhood birthday party complete with cake, toys and a piAfA+-ata

  • Animal show opens weeklong AAFES birthday celebration

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker Post Exchange kicked off the Army and Air Force Exchange Service's 115th anniversary with a free showing of McClelland's Critters July 15.

  • Personnel professionals with heart

    Jul 22, 2010

    The 1st Infantry Division human resources' team of personnel administration professionals contribute much to the service members of United States Division-South. They are responsible for monitoring the personnel strength of the USD-S units, awards and personnel actions, battlefield promotions, casualty operations, environmental morale leave management, and much more.

  • Camp Bullis - An Emerald City in the rough

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- From a distance, Camp Bullis almost looks serene as it sits surrounded by acres of lush green forest, nestled at the base of the San Antonio foothills. It looks like a place of tranquility, but take a closer look, you'll find Camp Bullis has a lot more going on behind that wall of green forest than meets the eye.

  • New play areas promise boundless learning, fun for kids, adults

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Fort Sam Houston Child, Youth & School Services joined Family and MWR patrons to officially unveil five new play areas on post. The ribbon-cutting ceremony July 16, near the play structure at the Splash Pad, introduced the concept of Boundless Playground to the Fort Sam Houston community.

  • New policies protect troops from mild traumatic brain injuries

    Jul 22, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. has sent a message to commanders throughout the force to reinforce new policies designed to minimize the effects of mild traumatic brain injuries.

  • Forward Operating Base Fun

    Jul 22, 2010

    Army Reserve Child, Youth and School Services organized a week long Army Reserve Youth Enrichment Camp at Camp Ihduhapicamp for Army Reserve families. The camp caters to youth ages 8-14 years old.

  • 100th MDB gets 'swing' shift, spends day at ropes course

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - As the sun shone down through the cloudless Colorado sky, Soldiers of the 100th Missile Defense Brigade (Ground-Based Midcourse Defense) worked on building teamwork, cohesion and friendships as they made their way through a ropes course July 15.

  • Military Planning Systems and Stability Operations

    Jul 22, 2010

    On September 21, 2009, the Washington Post published an article entitled "McChrystal: More Forces or 'Mission Failure.'" The basis for the piece was a leaked copy of General Stanley McChrystal's "Commander's Initial Assessment," dated August 30, 2009. In asking for additional forces for Afghanistan, General McChrystal stated that his conclusions were supported by a rigorous multidisciplinary assessment by a team of civilian and military personnel and by his personal experience and core beliefs. A week before the Washington Post article appeared, Senators Lindsey Graham, Joseph Lieberman, and John McCain made a similar call for more forces in the Wall Street Journal. In an editorial labeled "Only Decisive Force Can Prevail in Afghanistan," the senators argued that General McChrystal was an exceptional commander and that he, the new Ambassador, and a new deputy commander composed a team that could win the war.

  • 502nd Air Base Wing breaks ground on new headquarters

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With the turn of a shovel July 14, the 502nd Air Base Wing got a little closer to establishing itself on Fort Sam Houston, as Brig. Gen. Leonard Patrick, 502nd ABW commander, was joined by various local and military officials in breaking ground for the wing's new headquarters.

  • Occupational health in a war zone: Wiesbaden-based nurse support U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afg

    Jul 22, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Barbara Smith says she never really feared for her life. The earthquake, the nearby explosions, the armed security everywhere she went - it wasn't the average experience for an occupational health nurse. "But that's what I did the training for," said Smith who served for six months in northern portions of Afghanistan with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • The Age of Irregular Warfare: So What'

    Jul 22, 2010

    As the new Joint Operating Concept for Irregular Warfare hits combatant commands and doctrine shops across the U.S. military, we find ourselves searching for new intellectual aids and policy tools that can provide certainty in an age that seems increasingly unpredictable and "irregular." We look back longingly to an age in which the battlefield was understandable, in which we thought we knew the enemy and the methods and means at his disposal. Even in this ninth year of an epoch-defining conflict, which for most Americans began on September 11, 2001, fundamental questions remain unanswered. What is the nature of the enemy' Is it an organization, network, movement, or ideology' What are the long-term objectives of this enemy' Does it have a Clausewitzian center of gravity' Should we even use the term enemy, or should the vast resources that Washington dedicates to national security be spent instead on ameliorating the "upstream factors" behind violent extremism (to quote a phrase used by a close advisor to President Barack Obama)'

  • Security Force Assistance Operations: Defining the Advise and Assist Brigade

    Jul 22, 2010

    Over the past six years, the U.S. Army has shown an extraordinary ability to adapt to the evolving environment in Iraq. As the fight shifted from combat operations, to a brief peacekeeping operation, to classic counterinsurgency, the Army has had to profoundly adapt its tactics, structure, and most importantly, its mind-set for each phase of the operation. Our shortcoming has often been our inability to adapt fast enough to the changing operating environment. The implementation of the security agreement in January 2009 and the ensuing agreement to move out of major cities have heightened Iraqi nationalism and the desire to assert their sovereignty. Once again, the Army is in a period where rapid and widespread adaptation to U.S. force mind-set is imperative to safeguard recent gains.

  • Integrating Civilian and Military Activities

    Jul 22, 2010

    Americans have a predilection for neat categories of activity and clear divisions of labor. One manifestation of this tendency is emphasis on a clear division between military and political realms and a related belief in a clean separation of military and civilian activities. But war is a complicated and messy human phenomenon that defies easy categorization. The fundamentally political core of war admits to few natural limits. The stakes of war are usually profound, and therefore the effective remedies can be no less intense. The deliberately contested allegiance of the local population pulls all aspects of societal functioning into the ambit of a counterinsurgency. Denying success to insurgents demands comprehensive solutions that cut across the political, economic, and cultural elements of the afflicted society. In stable, mature social systems, efficient arrangements develop to meet agreed needs.

  • Global Medic 2010: Multi-service units train in national exercise

    Jul 22, 2010

  • Summer Enrichment: Students continue to learn, have fun during summer school program

    Jul 22, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Statistically kids lose 80 percent of what they learned over the school year during summer vacation," said Vanessa Brown, teacher in charge of Wiesbaden's Summer Enrichment Program at Hainerberg Elementary School.

  • Rolling Thunder' set to benefit military families

    Jul 22, 2010

  • Task Force Marne command sergeant major visits 'Battle Boars'

    Jul 22, 2010

  • Keeping a clean machine

    Jul 22, 2010

    Detlef Nuss, an employee at the U.S. Army Oil Analysis Program - Mannheim (Germany) Laboratory Center, demonstrates an oil testing procedure to Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, commander of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, during her recent visit to the laboratory.

  • ASC Soldier wins 'Best Warrior' competition

    Jul 22, 2010

    Six Soldiers from Army Sustainment Command competed June 14-18 to earn the title of ASC Best Warrior. Sgt. John Ferguson, a security specialist with the ASC's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, earned top honors in the week-long competition of mental and physical challenges.

  • Coming soon ... SMDC/AIDB Satellite Supply Store

    Jul 22, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The new SMDC/AIDB (Space and Missile Defense Command/Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind) Satellite Supply Store will have its grand opening Tuesday, July 27, at 10 a.m. in room C212 of building 5220, Von Braun Complex, here.

  • KYNG 2/138 FA Family Day at Fort Knox

    Jul 22, 2010

    The Kentucky National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery hosted a Family Day at Fort Knox, Ky., during their annual training July 16. That was the first time in nine years that the unit has held this type of event, which included a 21 gun salute and live fire demonstration.

  • Students wage epic battle in miniature

    Jul 22, 2010

    GEMS II students defend their army and castle while battling two other teams with their hand assembled trebuchets and hand made ammo

  • Singles mingle at Magruder's during speedy meet and greet

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Seven minutes. That's all the time speed daters at a recent speed dating event at Magruder's Club and Pub had to decide whether they were interested in the men and women sitting across the table from them.

  • 'Strong Bonds' help Battle Ready Brigade live up to its name

    Jul 22, 2010

    The 188th Infantry "Battle Ready" Brigade recently finished this year's married and single Soldier Strong Bonds training workshops held in Atlanta and Savannah, Ga., in an effort to maintain its Soldiers' ready posture.

  • 310th returns from deployment

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Smiles and hugs filled the Army Reserve Center gymnasium last week as Soldiers from the 310th Human Resources Sustainment Center returned home to their families following a one-year deployment to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Training for worst-case scenario

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- A toxic chemical leak overcomes a driver and Soldiers in training. A gunman is taken down after killing and wounding dozens of Soldiers and civilians at the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception). Those were the scenarios at Fort Jackson Monday during a mass casualty exercise that included participation from the installation, as well as emergency and law enforcement personnel from the surrounding community.

  • The 'weigh' it is: Time, effort ingredients for weight loss

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- If you want to get someone's attention, mention the fact that you can drop 10 pounds in 10 days and everyone is paying attention - at least for the moment.

  • Summer worship series inspires, unites Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- For the third straight year, Fort Jackson chaplains have put together a series of summer worship concerts for Soldiers in Basic Combat Training. The monthly series, which features performers of different Christian and musical backgrounds, runs through September.

  • NCO Club manager puts Soldiers first

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Providing Soldiers a home away from home has been Carole Coveney's mantra for more than two decades. And it's a mantra Coveney intends to live by in her new position as general manager for Fort Jackson's NCO Club.

  • 'Drill sergeants make Fort Jackson tick'

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- At a Basic Combat Training installation, drill sergeants receive a tremendous amount of respect, and rightfully so, because we entrust them with a lot of important responsibilities. On Fort Jackson, we have more than 800 drill sergeants who play a vital role in the successful development of our Soldiers.

  • Fort Jackson celebrates 93rd birthday

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Fort Jackson turned 93 years old Sunday, and to celebrate, the installation's community members gathered at Darby Field last Friday to start the party early.

  • Construction Photos - Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - July 2010

    Jul 22, 2010

    The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) will safely destroy 523 tons of chemical agent in rockets and artillery projectiles stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky. The technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Blue Grass chemical stockpile is neutralization followed by Super Critical Water Oxidation (SCWO). The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Kentucky and Colorado. The Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass Team, a joint venture of Bechtel National, Inc. and Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, along with teaming partners Washington Demilitarization Company, Battelle Memorial Institute, General Atomics and General Physics, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close BGCAPP.

  • Building family strength: Program provides exceptional care

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Like many military families, Michele Shearin's family has had to overcome its share of adversity as her husband pursues his Army career. From the time Shearin's sons were infants, they have been battling different ailments, such as asthma and food allergies.

  • 457th Civil Affairs Battalion trains with Romanian Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2010

    In remote villages of Afghanistan, it is difficult for the population to obtain food, water, medical supplies, and other items essential for survival. One of the roles of Civil Affairs is to move into these areas, assess the needs, and restore the infrastructure necessary to deliver these items. On the training grounds of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center here, Civil Affairs Soldiers gain the advantage of going through realistic scenarios to prepare them for these missions.

  • Mullen: Military needs leaders to address suicide issue

    Jul 22, 2010

    Leadership and the effects it can have to help bring down the suicide rate were among the topics the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed with servicemembers here today.

  • Clinton, Gates reaffirm U.S. commitment to South Korea

    Jul 22, 2010

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to South Korea during a visit to the demilitarized zone that separates the U.S. ally from its communist neighbor to the north.

  • Troops must understand the 'why' of the fight, Odierno says

    Jul 22, 2010

    With his tenure winding down as commander of U.S. Forces Iraq, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno shared with reporters some of his lessons learned on asymmetric warfare and the U.S. military's needs of the future.

  • 2010 U.S. Forces Europe Tennis Championships held in Heidelberg

    Jul 22, 2010

    Players of all ages and levels of expertise recently gathered in Heidelberg, Germany to battle it out for top honors during the U.S. Forces Europe Tennis Championships.

  • Special Forces Soldiers receive medals for valor

    Oct 7, 2011

    Fifty-eight Soldiers of the 7th Special Forces Group were honored in an awards ceremony at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School Friday, for valorous actions during Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Fallen Hawaii Soldier, native honored in unique art

    Jul 21, 2010

    A childhood photo of Cpl. Kyle Kaeo Fernandez, a Pearl City, Hawaii native and fallen 25th Infantry Division veteran, represents the state in the crafted artwork , the "Lost Heroes Art Quilt," during a ceremony honoring the sacrifices of military service members from each state at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, Honolulu, July 21.

  • Novice triathletes emerge, shatter 2009 8th Army times

    Jul 21, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Three novice triathletes made a big splash in the sport prevailing in severe monsoon conditions to claim the top prizes in the 8th Army Triathlon Championship held July 17 at Hanson Field House.

  • Let them eat cake: ACS celebrates 45 years of programs

    Jul 21, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Soldiers, Airmen, civilian employees, retirees and family members gathered at Warrior Country installations July 14-16 to pay homage to Army Community Service for its 45 years of service.

  • Army Chief of Staff awards POM Legal Assistance for excellence

    Jul 21, 2010

    The Army Chief of Staff has awarded the Excellence Award in Legal Assistance for fiscal year 2009 to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Presidio of Monterey Staff Judge Advocate Office.

  • Town halls: Residents, leaders discuss Wiesbaden transformation issues

    Jul 21, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With transformation projects knocking on everyone's front door, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden leaders want to clear the air about ongoing construction. In July the garrison hosted three housing construction town halls. A fourth one is set for July 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Flyers Theater on Wiesbaden Army Airfield for WAAF, Mainz-Kastel and Mainz-Finthen housing area residents.

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