Archive: Jul 2010

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  • BBB warns car shoppers about online dealer scam

    Jul 19, 2010

    Sierra Vista, AZ -- Personnel from the Better Business Bureau are warning car shoppers to beware of Web sites offering too-good-to-be-true deals on repossessed cars. BBB has heard from people across the country who thought they were buying from a reputable dealer online but were actually sending money to scammers posing as legitimate, already-established community dealerships.

  • Joint Munitions Command is Recipient of the 2009 Army OPSEC First Place Organizational Achievement A

    Jul 19, 2010

    JMC OPSEC awarded First Place Organizational Achievement Award. It's is a big deal. We don't see many of these at this level.

  • BBB warns car shoppers about online dealer scam

    Jul 19, 2010

    Sierra Vista, AZ -- Personnel from the Better Business Bureau are warning car shoppers to beware of Web sites offering too-good-to-be-true deals on repossessed cars. BBB has heard from people across the country who thought they were buying from a reputable dealer online but were actually sending money to scammers posing as legitimate, already-established community dealerships.

  • AAFES goes above and beyond, receives Sierra VistAbility award

    Jul 19, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Fort Huachuca's Army & Air Force Exchange is recognized by the city of Sierra Vista for going above and beyond. Last Thursday AAFES was awarded the Sierra VistAbility Award from the Sierra Vista Commission on Disabilities Issues.

  • Outlawz Compete in Leader's Reaction Course

    Jul 19, 2010

    Soldiers from the 263rd Maintenance Company, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) recently put their problem-solving skills to the test at the Leader's Reaction Course for sergeant's time training...

  • TRADOC NCO/SOY winners announced

    Jul 19, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Russell Kojo and Spec. Sherri Jo Gallagher, both representing the U.S. Army Accessions Command, were named the 2010 TRADOC Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year at a ceremony today at the Bay Breeze Community Center on Fort Monroe, Va. Here they stand with Lt. Gen. John Sterling, deputy commanding general and chief of staff of TRADOC, and Command Sgt. Maj. David Bruner, senior enlisted adviser of TRADOC. To learn more about the 2010 TRADOC NCO and Soldier of the Year competition, go here: http://bit.ly/NCOSOY2010

  • Gen. Dempsey speaks at Joint and Combined Warfighting School

    Jul 19, 2010

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, addresses students at the Joint and Combined Warfighting School in Norfolk, Va., July 16, 2010. The students, who are field-grade officers from all services, multi-national officers and interagency civilians, are engaged in courses focused on joint operational-level planning and warfighting; Dempsey offered his perspective on current issues in hopes of enhancing the professional military education they have completed.

  • "Black Jack" Soldiers give blood to save lives

    Jul 19, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Soldiers and spouses throughout the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division filled the seats at Robertson Blood Center, here, in support of a 13-14 July blood drive.

  • Heavy Truck Delivers Abrams Tank to PGA Tournament

    Jul 19, 2010

    Sometimes the transport operators of the 96th Transportation Company, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), have to travel great distances to accomplish the mission...

  • Visit to wounded brothers at BAMC

    Jul 19, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Soldiers and Family Readiness Group leaders from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, traveled to Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, July 13.

  • Exceptional Family Member Program is available to assist Soldiers families with special needs

    Jul 19, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Army Families deal with unique challenges associated with military life, especially when it comes to relocation. Not only do they have to find a new place to call home, they also have to find new health care and child care providers, enroll children in new schools and activities and build new networks of friends and support. These challenges are not easy for any Army Family, but for families with special needs, they are magnified.

  • The Undersecretary of the Army visits TRADOC

    Jul 19, 2010

    Hon. Joseph W. Westphal, the undersecretary of the U.S. Army, visited the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command on July 16. He met with TRADOC senior staff and toured the Joint Training Counter-IED Operations Integration Center.

  • Intramural softball champions crowned

    Jul 19, 2010

    On June 28, the intramural softball league crowned its champions, the U.S. Army Reserve Command. The team, coached by Sgt. 1st Class Eddie Cutwright, Army Reserve Operation Center battle staff NCO, defeated the U.S. Army Garrison team, coached by Maj. Paula Martin, readiness officer, U.S. Army Forces Command G-3 Readiness Division, with a final score of 12-7.

  • Be on lookout with iWATCH

    Jul 19, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. -- Army senior leadership has approved the Army's adoption of the iWATCH Antiterrorism Awareness Program, a nationwide, modern version of the Neighborhood Watch program developed by the Los Angeles Police Department to encourage and enable members of the community to identify and report suspicious behavior that may be associated with terrorist activities.

  • NASA, Army collaboration takes gamers to moon

    Jul 19, 2010

    Eight years after the Army Game Studio launched its initial first-person shooter video game, "America's Army Recon," NASA joined in with the release of its prototype game, "Moonbase Alpha," July 6.

  • Blue Star Families

    Jul 19, 2010

  • USD-S transfers Theater Internment Facility to GoI

    Jul 19, 2010

    United States Division-South handed over two locations to the Government of Iraq July 4 as part of the drawdown of forces in Basra Province. Sameer Alhaddad, a representative of the prime minister's chief of staff, flew from Baghdad to sign for the closing of Safwan Hill and the partial return of Camp Bucca.

  • Iraqi Army commandos train in riot control techniques

    Jul 19, 2010

    Iraqi Army commandos with the 14th Division received training in crowd control techniques at their headquarters in Basra July 10 and 11. Soldiers from the 354th Military Police Company out of St. Louis held classroom instruction and led them through hands-on training in formations and movements.

  • Sledgehammers fight to represent brigade

    Jul 19, 2010

    The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division held a brigade-wide combatives tournament at COS Kalsu that ended July 10. Fighters representing each of the brigade's five battalions came together for two days of competition to determine who would go on to represent the "Sledgehammers" in the All-Army Combatives Tournament later this year.

  • Fists fly during COB Adder Fight Night

    Jul 19, 2010

    The Contingency Operating Base Adder community witnessed an evening of hard-hitting action during 'Fight Night' in front of a packed house at Memorial Hall July 4. 'Fight Night' is a way of bringing the Ultimate Fighting Championship experience to southern Iraq.

  • Army EOD teams hone skills during competition in Korea

    Jul 19, 2010

    WARRIOR BASE, Paju, South Korea - South Korea-based Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams competed July 12 - 16 at Warrior Base near the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

  • The U.S. Military Academy at West Point

    Jul 18, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Founded in 1802, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year co-educational federal undergraduate liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. It is the world's preeminent leader development institution and America's first college of engineering. Its mission remains constant-to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of duty, honor, country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the United States Army. Each class contains 170 slots for enlisted Soldiers from the active-duty Army, National Guard and Army Reserve ranks. In 2009 the academy was ranked as the "Top College in the Country" by Forbes and this year it has been ranked as top 14 college in "Top Public Liberal Arts College" by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Special Operations Forces provide medical care to Afghan females injured during insurgent attack in

    Jul 18, 2010

    Two Afghan women were attacked by insurgents in Uruzgan province July 18 and were later treated by U.S. Special Operations Forces at a nearby care facility.

  • Army North deploys to national WMD exercise (Photo release)

    Jul 18, 2010

    U.S. Army North Soldiers and Civilians arrive July 12 for the Vibrant Response 10.2 FTX. led by ARNORTH's JTF-51.

  • NORTHCOM, ARNORTH commanders visit Vibrant Response 10.2 FTX (Photo release)

    Jul 18, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III, commanding general of U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston, along with Adm. James Winnefeld Jr., commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, and Brig. Gen. Clif Tooley, commander of Camp Atterbury and Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations, answer questions during a press conference July 16 during the Vibrant Response 10.2 field training exercise at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. Vibrant Response is a national emergency response exercise involving more than 3,500 personnel participating in a scenario in which a nuclear weapon detonates in a major U.S. city. The exercise is facilitated by U.S. Army North's Joint Task Force - 51, headquartered in San Antonio.

  • Army North prepares for nuclear disaster aftermath during Vibrant Response

    Jul 18, 2010

    Almost twenty-four hours after a notional nuclear blast exploded in Indianapolis, planes began arriving in the early morning hours to transport critical assets needed to support recovery efforts.

  • JTF-CS welcomes new commander

    Jul 18, 2010

    Air Force Brig. Gen. Jonathan Treacy assumed command of JTF-CS from Army Maj. Gen. Daniel "Chip" Long Jr. during a July 2 ceremony in Continental Park. Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III, the commanding general of U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston, Texas, served as the ceremony's presiding official.

  • First USARAF Reserve Sourcing Conference a success

    Jul 18, 2010

    "We cannot do our mission without you and your troops supporting the command," Maj. Gen. David Hogg, commander, U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) told visiting Army Reserve representatives who attended the first USARAF - United States Army Reserve(USAR) Sourcing Conference at Caserma Ederle.

  • The ties that bind, 300th MP Co. builds teamwork at K-State challenge course

    Jul 17, 2010

  • Fort Riley, J.C. leaders bond during annual tournament

    Jul 17, 2010

  • Summer fun: Exceptional Family Member Program Families spend day at Rock Springs

    Jul 17, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - About 20 children participated in a whole summer's worth of camping activities in just one day.

  • ANA, Coalition forces ward of attacks in Zabul, destroy IEDs in Kandahar

    Jul 17, 2010

    Soldiers from Afghan National Army's 205th Corps respond to attacks near their base in Zabul province July 15, while ANA Commandos disrupted insurgent activities in Kandahar province July 16.

  • U.S. Army, Pacific LOG leaders assemble, tackle moving matters

    Jul 16, 2010

    The Multinational Interagency Branch that manages the U.S. Army, Pacific's Theater Security Cooperation Program for Logistics continued to connect with Asia-Pacific counterparts last week when Lawrence "Jeff" Mariano, Chief, Multinational Logistics/Interagency Branch and the Operational Sustainment Directorate Chief-G4, Col. Clay Hatcher, hosted officials from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to conduct the 37th Bilateral Logistics Staff Talks at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Soldiers, civilians give blood, save lives

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Fort Carson hosted a blood drive July 13 and 14 as Soldiers and civilians came out to the Special Events Center to donate blood used to help save lives of military members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Training at PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site while sustaining the land

    Jul 16, 2010

    PIAf'ON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo.-A part of Soldiers' "equipment" is the land they use to train upon. Equipment requires maintenance to perform up to standard and so does land used for training. Fort Carson has long understood the need to sustain the land while ensuring its training-ready condition here and at the PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site in southeastern Colorado. With a combined acreage of approximately 373,000 acres, the installations provide a dynamic habitat for a wealth of animal and plant species, as well as multiple training opportunities.

  • 5th BCT (AETF) 'front runs' their way to Fort Bliss Post Golf Championship

    Jul 16, 2010

    The final day of the Fort Bliss Post Golf Championship could have been called Bloody Sunday as the 5th Brigade Combat Team (AETF), 1st Armored Division "Front Runners" massacred the competition in team play, finishing almost 100 strokes ahead of 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade at Gen. George V. Underwood Jr. Golf Complex, Sunday.

  • Carson Soldier receives national CFC Hero award

    Jul 16, 2010

    Fort Carson's Combined Federal Campaign project officer was among 10 federal employees to receive the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's national Hero Award during a White House ceremony.

  • FORSCOM Command Team Visits Fort Bragg, New Headquarters Site

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. Aca,!aEURc Asked about his first impression of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex under construction here, Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, simply said Aca,!aEURc "Wow".

  • Top Doctor Joins Materiel Command

    Jul 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Col. Mark Smith will say farewell to 12 years of service with the Army Medical Command at the Fox Army Health Center change of command ceremony on Friday. Yet, he won't be leaving the Army's medical community.

  • Commentary: 'Hero' should be used sparingly

    Jul 16, 2010

    Commentary on using the term "hero."

  • Brigade Combat Team Integration Exercise July 2010

    Jul 16, 2010

    Brigade combat team integration exercise, July 2010.

  • FORSCOMAca,!E+torch party recognized

    Jul 16, 2010

    Soldiers and Civilian employees of U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), the Army's largest command, gathered at FORSCOM headquarters Wednesday to recognize 13 members of FORSCOM's "Torch Party" during a departure ceremony that marked the official start of FORSCOM's move to its new home at Fort Bragg, N.C. The FORSCOM employees who participated in the ceremony will be joined by 37 other FORSCOM staff members in North Carolina as they plant the command's ceremonial guidon at the Old Bowley School on Fort Bragg and begin preparations for the arrival of several hundred additional members of FORSCOM's advance echelon in October. Under the provisions of BRAC legislation of 2005, Fort McPherson must close no later than Sept. 15, 2011.

  • Command sergeant major vows continued service despite BRAC

    Jul 16, 2010

    ATLANTA -- Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem may be winding down operations, but you wouldn't be able to tell that from watching Command Sgt. Maj. Karl Roberts, U.S. Army Garrison command sergeant major Roberts, who has been acting in his position since April 1, said despite the closings of the two installations in accordance with the BRAC, he intends to keep customer service and Soldier training strong.

  • TOG Caisson platoon offers adoption program

    Jul 16, 2010

    The Caisson Platoon of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) has instituted an adoption

  • FORSCOM bids farewell to retiring CSM Carey

    Jul 16, 2010

    "The steel mill closed ... I was tending bar, working for a plumber, and I saw a John Wayne movie," said Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis M. Carey, outgoing U.S. Army Forces Command command sergeant major, when asked why he joined the Army in 1977.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot Achieves VPP Star Status

    Jul 16, 2010

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (July 15, 2010) - Corpus Christi Army Depot earned Star Status for excellence in employee safety and health following an on-site visit and evaluation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The Voluntary Protection Program achievement culminates a five-year effort to improve safety conditions for the workforce at the depot.

  • Employee transition from NSPS to GS personnel system underway

    Jul 16, 2010

    While it may seem changes in our professional environment didn't become part of our major focus here until BRAC was announced, the truth is, it's always been part of our working world. In fact, we're undergoing a major transition in the near future that has nothing to do with that most-common acronym. Within the next couple of months, many of our employees will transition from the National Security Personnel System (NSPS) to the General Schedule (GS) system. For a lot of you, the change will feel like returning to an old friend (albeit a friend with many fewer pages where annual performance appraisals are concerned!).

  • Rader Clinic Soldiers sweep Soldier, NCO quarter boards

    Jul 16, 2010

    Once again Soldiers from Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic came away from the

  • Valmont to remain in confinement pending trial

    Jul 16, 2010

    On June 25, a military magistrate from the United States Army Reserve Command (USARC) held a pretrial confinement hearing for Staff Sgt. Rashad Valmont under Rule for Court-Martial 305 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice in connection with the June 17 shooting death of Master Sgt. Pedro Mercado at Fort Gillem.

  • Information on Vietnam Veteran's Welcome Home 26-29 AUG 2010

    Jul 16, 2010

  • Army releases new video to combat suicides

    Jul 16, 2010

    The Army released a candid suicide prevention training video July 15 in an effort to deter the increasing number of suicides amongst troops.

  • Post Mortuary Affairs Unit Focuses On Strengthening Tactical Skills

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT LEE, VA (July 15, 2010)- The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have reiterated the notion that Soldiers need to be tactically proficient first and foremost. That's why the mortuary affairs Soldiers of the 54th Quartermaster Company receive a heavy dose of combatives training on a weekly basis.

  • Fort McPherson, Fort Gillem says goodbye to a fallen comrade

    Jul 16, 2010

    Soldiers, Families and friends of the Army Professional Medical Command (ARMEDCOM) assembled at the 3rd Medical Command's (Deployment Support) drill hall on Fort Gillem July 1 to celebrate the life of Master Sgt. Pedro Mercado. The memorial service was officiated by Maj. Gen. Robert Kasulke, ARMEDCOM commander.

  • Warrior 7 Takes Responsibility of 530th CSSB

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT LEE, VA (July 15, 2010) - The 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion hosted a change of responsibility ceremony Tuesday. Command Sgt. Maj. James Sims, 49th Quartermaster Group command sergeant major, handed the noncommissioned officer ceremonial sword over to Command Sgt. Maj. Edward L. Johnson, the incoming 530th CSSB CSM, who goes by the call sign of Warrior 7.

  • 410th Change of Command Ceremony

    Jul 16, 2010

    Col. William A. Sanders accepted command of the 410th Contracting Support Brigade from Col. Ted C. Harrison in a July 8 change of command ceremony at the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Brig. Gen. Joe Bass, commander of the Expeditionary Contracting Command, presided over the ceremony. ECC is a subordinate command of the Army Contracting Command.

  • Caisson platoon offers adoption program

    Jul 16, 2010

    The Caisson Platoon of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) has instituted an adoption program that protects its horses from being euthanized.

  • SDDC officer honored by Transportation Corps

    Jul 16, 2010

    In six short years, Capt. Jason Wood has worked transportation challenges from the boots-on-the-ground duties of a platoon leader in Iraq to the complex environment at the highest levels of military logistics, picking up a prestigious Transportation Corps award along the way.

  • BRAC construction nears homestretch

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- The time of heavy construction and major steelwork have largely come to a close for three Fort Meade construction projects.

  • Bouncing back: Mobile Master Resilience Trainer Course tried at Fort Meade

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- Faced with challenges, how does a Soldier cope and bounce back from adversity'

  • Rebuilding Muqdadiyah

    Jul 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - There is far more to the infantry mission in Iraq these days than closing with and destroying the enemy. The first 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers who returned last month from Iraq - 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment - spent the tour expanding their resumes beyond standard warrior tasks. For every full-spectrum combat operation, the battalion helped reconstruct Iraqi society - from building a classroom to reviving a marketplace and even reincarnating a local bank.

  • AAFES begins 'prepping for the troops' return' to JBLM

    Jul 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is gearing up for one of the largest influx of troops in Joint Base Lewis-McChord history. Approximately 18,000 service members will return to the base from deployments over the next few months.

  • The U.S. Army's International Debut: Battle at the River Marne

    Jul 16, 2010

    "...our guns opened up one continuous roar.... "

  • Commentary:Our choices impact others, too

    Jul 16, 2010

    Accidents don't just happen. The old cliche that they do is a crutch no one can afford to lean on. Things that just happen aren't your fault. If they just happen no one bears responsibility, no one has a role in prevention.

  • Commentary: Service now grounded in basic values

    Jul 16, 2010

    Want to know what the Armed Forces add to our society' Just ask a Soldier, Sailor, Airman or Marine. The answers tend to be pretty positive - even uplifting. And they also represent yet another sign of the remarkable change that has taken place in the Armed Forces.

  • JBLM athlete falls short of goals at nationals

    Jul 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Anyone who has rushed from one flight to another knows that it's a nerve-wracking experience. It can be even worse in track and field, however. Competing in the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships late last month at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Mike Mai felt rushed between hammer-throw attempts. The time between "flights" had been trimmed from 30 to 15 minutes. As a result, Mai, commander of the 9th Financial Management Company at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, finished a disappointing 11th at the national championships after entering the event ranked among the nation's best.

  • Young JBLM boxer fourth at USA tournament

    Jul 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Janae Jackson, who took up the sport less than a year ago at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Boxing Academy, placed fourth in her weight class at last month's 2010 USA Boxing Junior National Championships at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

  • Summer fun heating up at JBLM Splash Park

    Jul 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Summer days are upon us, and thanks to the Army Family Covenant, Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members and their families can access a small piece of paradise without having to go far. Still considered one of JBLM's best-kept secrets by many, the Splash Park has been open for several weeks and is providing much-needed relief from the heat.

  • Eye on transportation: Fort Bragg increases shuttle visibility

    Jul 16, 2010

    Fort Bragg has hybrid electric shuttles that are leading the Army way in conservation and environmental stewardship. Currently, Fort Bragg has seven hybrid buses, six are constantly in use and the seventh is a back-up in case another needs repairing.

  • Task Force 3-330's Jane Wayne Day: Annual event draws 160 family members to Sand Hill

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Army's "civilians-to-Soldiers" training model took on new meaning July 10 at Sand Hill. That's when the families of 3rd Battalion, 330th Infantry Regiment, got a small slice of Soldier life during the unit's annual Jane Wayne Day. The event drew about 160 people to Sand Hill.

  • Fort Bragg martial artists take home gold at state games

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Seven martial arts students from Fort Bragg brought home gold from the North Carolina State Games, June 19, at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, N.C.

  • Fort Bragg youth take swings at golf clinics

    Jul 16, 2010

    Junior golf clinics being held at Ryder and Stryker golf courses that allow Fort Bragg youth hone their golfing skills. Held three days a week through Aug. 6, children spend alternate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30 to 11 a.m., with lunch at 11 a.m. About 35 children attend the summer camp, which started in early June.

  • Fort Bragg offers acting class for children to bring out future stars

    Jul 16, 2010

    If your child enjoys being in the spotlight, if they like to sing and dance, this may be the class for them. Children from grades 1 through 12 can learn to act, apply make up and learn other aspects of theater at the Summer Acting Academy, sponsored by SKIESUnlimited.

  • Medic Soldiers train for rigorous challenge

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- For as long as there have been Soldiers on the field of battle, there have been medics alongside them, putting themselves in harm's way to care for the wounded.

  • U.S. Army technologies to star at inaugural Maker Faire Detroit

    Jul 16, 2010

    The U.S. Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command will engage Makers - techies and Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts - from all over the nation at Maker Faire Detroit, July 31-Aug. 1.

  • Soldiers help vets retrieve flags on Victory Drive

    Jul 16, 2010

    Nearly a dozen officer candidates from Fort Benning joined area veterans groups July 10 to scoop up more than 100 American flags and poles along Victory Drive in Columbus.

  • Girl power: Fort Bragg women go from pedals to paddles

    Jul 16, 2010

    Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation took 10 women out of their comfort zone, far away from any shopping mall to participate in its summer round of G.I. Jane adventures. On Saturday, the FMWR hosted Pedals to Paddles.

  • Fort Bragg warrior inducted into Army Ranger Hall Of Fame

    Jul 16, 2010

    retired Special Forces Chief Warrant Officer Gary O'Neal. O'Neal's dedication to his country was recognized last Friday when he was one of 14 "warriors" inducted into the Army Ranger Hall of Fame at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Veterinary facility undergoes renovations

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Renovations began in May at the Veterinary Treatment Facility, which could lead to a minor decrease in services and some last-minute closures during the next several months.

  • Maryland Students Spend Summer with Science

    Jul 16, 2010

    Encouraging students at a young age to further their education in science, technology, engineering and math in order to better their community is what the Research, Development and Engineering Command's Communications-Electronics Center math and science summer camps aim to do, according to Sgt. 1st Class Scheidt, a Non-Commissioned Officer for CERDEC.

  • Ripsaw demonstrates capabilities at APG

    Jul 16, 2010

    The Ripsaw, a prototype unmanned ground vehicle, proved to have "star power" as it displayed futuristic capabilities during a two-hour demonstration at an APG test range July 14.

  • Womack Army Medical Center welcomes new commander

    Jul 16, 2010

    After two and a half months serving as the interim commander of Womack Army Medical Center, Col. Rolando Castro Jr. passed the reins to incoming commander Col. Brian T. Canfield at a ceremony in Funk Physical Fitness Center July 9.

  • Peace-keeping 'docs' create a complete medical picture in Egypt

    Jul 16, 2010

    In the midst of such diversity lies a common goal of good health with one technology as the information sharer-Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4). While the U.S. military globally deploys systems to capture electronic medical records (EMRs), including 200 Army medical treatment facilities throughout Southwest Asia (SWA), the MFO mission provides a sample of how a diverse group of military providers can utilize one technology to solve a problem--incomplete medical information.

  • Dragons celebrate Independence with soccer match

    Jul 16, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE ECHO, Iraq - The Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, opened the gates of COS Echo for the Brothers In Arms Soccer Tournament to celebrate Independence Day with their Iraqi Security Force partners July 4.

  • XVIII Abn. Corps prepares for deployment to Iraq with pre-deployment site survey

    Jul 16, 2010

    The new XVIII Airborne Corps Chief of Staff, Brig. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, led a 24-Soldier contingent that left Fort Bragg Monday for a commander's pre-deployment site survey to Victory Base Complex, Iraq.

  • Regulators Implement P90X Workouts For PT

    Jul 16, 2010

    With the goal of improving the company's average Army Physical Fitness Test score, the 53rd Quartermaster Company, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) is the first company in the Wrangler Brigade to implement the P90X physical training program every Thursday morning...

  • Fort Bragg Transportation Division wins Deployment Excellence Award

    Jul 16, 2010

    Fort Bragg was presented the Deployment Excellence Award by the Directorate of Logistics, Transportation Division, July 9. Even though the division only won runner up, Gerald Jensen, chief of Unit Movement Branch, is confident transportation can win this year.

  • Depot names warfighter of the quarter

    Jul 16, 2010

    Tobyhanna Army Depot -- A Marine from Northeastern Pennsylvania received Tobyhanna Army Depot's Warfighter of the Quarter Award for work performed during the preparation and operational phases of a deployment to Southwest Asia (SWA).

  • 263rd Maintenance Helps School for At-Risk Teens

    Jul 16, 2010

    Volunteering and providing help to the community is a value that the Soldiers of the 263rd Maintenance Company, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) said they cherish. They are a team dedicated to giving back to the community...

  • Female athletes represent Hunter Army Airfield well

    Jul 16, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga.</b> - Spouses, Soldiers and friends cheered wildly for the three Tominac Fitness Center female athletes as they stepped onto the Savannah Civic Center stage at the Southern Isles bodybuilding championship competition, June 17.

  • Commentary: Army of ones

    Jul 16, 2010

    There once was a U.S. Army recruiting slogan that died an early death. The slogan went, "I am an Army of One." It was intended to attract individualistic young Generation X and "Next Gen" men and women, who might resonate to the idea that service in the Army would complete their self-sufficiency. I had been told by some recruiters that it was working. Nonetheless, voices a bit too seasoned to come from actual potential recruits opposed what they reckoned to be an anti-team theme.

  • West Point welcomes new superintendent

    Jul 16, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck relinquished command as superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy today to Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Jr. today and he said there is no one better to guide West Point forward during this era of persistent conflict.

  • 3rd Sustainment Brigade certifies 400 Iraqi workers

    Jul 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - More than 400 local Iraqi workers received certificates from the Miran Village Company certifying them as professional welders, carpenters or painters during a ceremony held at Joint Base Balad, Iraq's Morale Welfare and Recreation-East building, July 6.

  • The Umatilla Chemical Depot is helping the Tribal Native Plant

    Jul 16, 2010

    HERMISTON, Ore. - The Umatilla Chemical Depot is helping the Tribal Native Plant Nursery near Pendleton preserve and restore plants native to the shrub-steppe areas in northeast Oregon, such as land on the depot scorched by a wildfire last summer.

  • West Point Garrison Change of Command

    Jul 16, 2010

    Incoming Garrison Commander Col. Mike Tarsa, West Point Class of 1987 graudate, passes the garrison guidon to Command Sgt. Maj. Violet McNeirney at a West Point Garrison Change of Command ceremony July 9 at Trophy Point.

  • Let your voice be heard: AFAP issues needed now

    Jul 16, 2010

    Family members and Soldiers are urged to submit issues or concerns to be addressed at the 2010 Army Family Action Plan Conference.

  • Teens learn life skills at Auto Craft Shop

    Jul 16, 2010

    Two teens are learning valuable life skills at the Fort Sam Houston Auto Craft Shop as part of the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's HIRED! Apprenticeship Program

  • Munitions turn-in program shows promise in Kandahar

    Jul 16, 2010

    In Afghanistan's Kandahar province, residents living in the districts to the north are taking advantage of the U.S. Department of Defense's Small Rewards Program, and as a result, countless lives are being saved.

  • Teens learn life skills at Auto Craft Shop

    Jul 16, 2010

    Two teens are learning valuable life skills at the Fort Sam Houston Auto Craft Shop as part of the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's HIRED! Apprenticeship Program.

  • Fort Drum marks 25 years as 10th Mountain Division home

    Jul 16, 2010

    Fort Drum celebrated 25 years as home to the 10th Mountain Division during the post's annual Mountainfest open house July 1.

  • Kazakhstan trip offers cadets eye-opening cultural experience

    Jul 16, 2010

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