Archive: Jul 2010

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  • Cadets learn leadership, strong values key to reconciliation process in Rwanda

    Jul 16, 2010

    In June, six cadets from the departments of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, Law and Social Sciences spent 12 days in Rwanda studying the causes of genocide and actions in the aftermath, as part of an Advanced Individual Academic Development trip titled, "Exploring the Psychological Implications of Conflict and Reconciliation," led by Lt. Col. Diane Ryan, a BS&L assistant professor.

  • Insurgent violence threatens local citizens in southern Afghanistan

    Jul 16, 2010

    A series of violent incidents by insurgents operating in Southern Afghanistan July 13 is threatening the daily lives of ordinary Afghan citizens. A group of Taliban attacked the main hospital in Zabul province while a local man died near the Pakistan border from an improvised explosive device, according to reports from local citizens.

  • Insurgents execute council member in Khas Uruzgan, Villagers reject violence

    Jul 16, 2010

    Insurgents executed a district official at a make-shift checkpoint manned by insurgents in eastern Uruzgan province July 12.

  • Natick Softball Standings

    Jul 16, 2010

  • Natick Softball Standings

    Jul 16, 2010

  • Acquisition reform plays key role in Pentagon's cost savings

    Jul 16, 2010

    The Defense Department has the opportunity to save billions of taxpayer dollars through acquisitions reform, but only if it grows its workforce with the right federal workers in place to oversee contracts.

  • Military support to mitigate oil spill continues

    Jul 16, 2010

    Military efforts along the Gulf Coast continue today as part of the federal response force to clean up the oil spill.

  • Grafenwoehr community extends 'Willkommen' to new commander

    Jul 16, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Although rain trickled down for most of the morning, the sun peeked out from behind the clouds just before the beginning of the change of command ceremony, July 15, which welcomed the U.S Army Garrison Grafenwoehr's incoming commander, Col. Vann Smiley, and bid "Auf Wiedersehen" to outgoing commander Col. Chris Sorenson.

  • Task Force Smith honored at 60th anniversary ceremony in Korea

    Jul 16, 2010

    The 60th anniversary of the first U.S. battle of the Korean War was commemorated July 16 in a ceremony at the Jukmiryeong War Monument here.

  • First WTU Soldier to earn Bachelor's degree wants to share lessons with children

    Oct 11, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Sandra Smith recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree - a first for Soldiers in the Brooke Army Medical Center's Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Sam Houston in Texas.

  • West Point team set to improve ACAP

    Oct 14, 2011

    Although ACAP is an essential Army program, it has one major flaw, according to Lt. Col. Isaiah Wilson III, the Director of American Politics in the Department of Social Sciences. Since its initiation by congressional mandate in 1991, its procedures have never been reviewed for efficiency in the 21st century.

  • Resiliency services work to combat suicides with prevention programs

    Jul 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Military life can be overwhelming, challenging and demanding without the right information and support networks.

  • Fort Riley, Junction City leaders bond during annual tournament

    Jul 15, 2010

    JUNCTION CITY - Leaders from Fort Riley and Junction City paired up for an afternoon of golf July 8 at the Rolling Meadows Golf Course.

  • AtHoc Notification System simplified for non-CAC holders

    Jul 15, 2010

  • USO helps with military kids' back-to-school needs

    Jul 15, 2010

    HONOLULU - Military children of Soldiers ranked E5 and below can receive free backpacks and school supplies through USO Hawaii's Back-to-School program.

  • Presidio of Monterey service members donate blood

    Jul 15, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Presidio of Monterey service members donated blood at the Price Fitness Center, here July 14. The blood was given to Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) Blood Center. CHOMP Blood Center supervisor Sharon Paddock said POM service members gave 12% of the center's total donations last year.

  • Immunization clinic protects against unseen enemies

    Jul 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - American Soldiers stand ready to deploy, engage and destroy any enemy of the U.S. in close combat, but sometimes, the deadliest of enemies are the smallest of all.

  • Native Hawaiian Liaison office offers free hula lessons

    Jul 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army family members practice hula steps, movement, and posture at the Kalakaua Recreation Center, here, July 11, during the free hula lessons conducted by the office of the Native Hawaiian Liaison, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. Hula lessons are offered every Monday (through the end of August), 6 p.m. for beginner level and 7 p.m. for advanced level at the Kalakaua Community Center's recreation room. For more information, call 808-655-9694 or e-mail nhliaison@gmail.com. The classes are free for Soldiers and their family members.

  • Law benefits children of active duty military

    Jul 15, 2010

    HONOLULU - Governor Linda Lingle signed into law HB2061, June 25, which establishes a process by which family court can resolve matters related to custody and visitation for active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Reserves and National Guard when deployed.

  • Straight Talk: Residents should secure property, stay diligent

    Jul 15, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Larcenies and damage to private property continue to be the most frequently committed crimes on our installations. Since most of these crimes are attributed to juvenile family member conduct, parents are once again asked to take an active part in their children's activities.

  • Ranger Hall of Fame inductees honored at RiverCenter

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Each of the 14 men inducted into the 18th annual Ranger Hall of Fame July 9 credited the people they served with as the reason for the honor.

  • Army Strategic Communication Calendar

    Jul 15, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Strategic Communication Calendar (ASCC) captures and displays events from across the Army and tracks them against the Secretary of the Army's and the Army Chief of Staff's communication priorities. It reflects the critical importance of the Army communicating with its internal and external audiences.

  • One step closer to BRAC mandate

    Jul 15, 2010

    The Harmony Church area of Fort Benning has changed a lot since the Armor barracks groundbreaking ceremony in February 2008. The area, then mostly trees, is almost ready for the 194th Armor Brigade, which conducts Armor one station unit training. The Armor School's move to Fort Benning is scheduled to be complete by Sept. 15, 2011.

  • Ranger Hall of Fame inductees honored at RiverCenter

    Jul 15, 2010

  • Columbus State, USAMU to host NCAA rifle championships

    Jul 15, 2010

    Columbus State University's inaugural rifle season garnered wide attention in 2010 when shooter Jonathan Hall won the NCAA individual national championship. The program now will gain attention on a much bigger scale. The NCAA has awarded hosting rights for the 2011 NCAA National Rifle Championship to CSU. The event will be held jointly at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning and the Frank G. Lumpkin Jr. Center at the Columbus State campus. The event will be March 9-12, with the small-bore competition at USAMU and the air-rifle competition at the Lumpkin Center.

  • Head nurse by day, Columbus Lions trainer by night

    Jul 15, 2010

    By day, Scott Lunato is head nurse of the recovery room at Martin Army Community Hospital, but by night, he is a volunteer trainer for the Columbus Lions of the Southern Indoor Football League. As a trainer, Lunato makes doctor appointments for players, tapes ankles and helps injured players during games. The 41-year-old said football is his favorite sport and being a trainer doesn't feel like work. "This is a perfect

  • WHINSEC changes command

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation welcomed a new commandant, COL Glenn R. Huber Jr., in a July 8 ceremony outside Ridgway Hall.

  • CoC

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation welcomed a new commandant, COL Glenn R. Huber Jr., in a July 8 ceremony outside Ridgway Hall.

  • Soldier's climbing crisis underscores need for safety

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Although it happened Sept. 24, 2005, JoAnna Ingram remembers it like it was yesterday. Ingram was free climbing down a cliff at Christine Falls in Mount Rainier National Park, Packwood, Wash., when she lost her footing and fell 35 feet.

  • Col. Linwood Clark Becomes 15th CAAA Commander

    Jul 15, 2010

    Col. Linwood Clark, Jr. became the 15th commander of Crane Army Ammunition Activity July 15 at a ceremony overlooking Naval Support Activity Crane's Lake Greenwood.

  • SOS helps Gold Star families connect

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - When retired Marine Sgt. Maj. David and Deborah Tainsh lost their son, SGT Patrick Tainsh, to an ambush in Iraq in 2004, there was no Survivor Outreach Services organization in place at Fort Benning.

  • Preserve your fallen loved one's legacy in Hall of Remembrance

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "A parent's greatest fear is their child will be forgotten," said Deborah Tainsh, who lost her son, SGT Patrick Tainsh, in 2004 while he was serving in Iraq.

  • Surviving, persevering after life-altering diagnosis

    Jul 15, 2010

    In May 2008, Juanita Sales Lee heard the words every woman dreads, "You have breast cancer."

  • Knox energy bill will top $1 million

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Increased energy usage coupled with higher surcharges on power used during peak hours will result in the record-breaking electrical bills from Louisville Gas and Electricity.

  • New Armor School commandant 'right man' for the job

    Jul 15, 2010

  • Army OneSource helps military families

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Did you know the Army has established a "one stop" place to go whenever Soldiers or their family members need assistance with a problem' The Army OneSource portal, located at www.myarmyonesource.com, compiles important, credible and up-to-date information in a single location for Soldiers and family members to access at any time of day, regardless of component or physical location.

  • West Point cadets, coach visit post

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--They greeted U.S. Military Academy football Coach Rich Ellerson almost as they would a general. A consistent "Hi, coach" came out from the group of West Point football players as they made their way to the Lawton High School track for an early morning workout. Running in the grass; metal and sweat; early morning hours. These all sound consistent with a normal Army day, except these cadets are still in training. They came to Fort Sill to get a taste of what a "normal" Army day is actually like. It's part of Cadet Troop Leader Training, a West Point requirement for cadets going into their junior or senior years.

  • Accessions Command takes TRADOC NCO and Soldier titles

    Jul 15, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Russell Kojo, an ROTC instructor at the University of California-Berkeley, and Spec. Sherri Jo Gallagher, a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, were named the 2010 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during luncheon ceremony today at the Bay Breeze Community Center here.

  • Cannonballs, Indians play vintage base ball

    Jul 15, 2010

    Fort Sill Soldiers and Native Americans reenact 19th Century base ball game played at Fort Sill.

  • CCAD Fishermen Rescue Sailors from Certain Fate

    Jul 15, 2010

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (July 10, 2010) - What began as a calm summer morning to find 'reds' lurking in the shallows of Corpus Christi Bay north of the Naval Air Station, changed rapidly after two fishermen caught site of an odd-looking, green item bobbing a short distance from their boat.

  • TRADOC's new deputy CG makes first visit to Fort Sill

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Lt. Gen. John Sterling Jr. U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command deputy commander, receives a basic overview of the Patriot Conduct of Fire Trainer from Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Eagan, (left), Headquarters, 3rd Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery during a tour of Fort Sill July 9, 2010. The trainer was one example of how Fort Sill is leveraging technology to develop adaptable and resilient Soldiers.

  • Slideshow: Day 4 of the 2010 TRADOC Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Comeptition

    Jul 15, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Russell Kojo, an ROTC instructor at the University of California-Berkeley, and Spec. Sherri Jo Gallagher, a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, were named the 2010 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during luncheon ceremony today at the Bay Breeze Community Center here. Learn more about the competition here: http://bit.ly/NCOSOY2010. View more photos from the event here: http://bit.ly/8YW2tb

  • West Point cadets train, explore career paths at Sill

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- They greeted U.S. Military Academy football Coach Rich Ellerson almost as they would a general.

  • Fort Stewart MP SkyWatch gives traffic enforcement a lift

    Jul 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - Most people look to the skies to star gaze. If you were on Georgia Hwy 144 a few miles outside the gate Friday afternoon, you just may have seen one star a little closer to the horizon. Brigadier General Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear, was in the sky - 24 feet up, to be exact - with the help of an elevated SkyWatch tower.

  • Leopard Battalion Soldiers Support The Blue Bonnet Race

    Jul 15, 2010

    Capt. Robin Boehringer, an avid runner, along with Soldiers from the 263rd Maintenance Company, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) recently provided support for the Blue Bonnet Race...

  • Families say 'goodbye' as Vanguard Soldiers leave for Iraq

    Jul 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - More than 3,000 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers left Fort Stewart June 26-July 13 for various locations within the al Anbar Province. It is there that these light-infantry troops will come together and conduct an "advise and assist" mission, supporting the Government of Iraq and Iraqi Security Forces.

  • TRADOC deputy commander visits Fort Sill

    Jul 15, 2010

    Lt. Gen. John Sterling Jr., U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command deputy commander, visits Fort Sill July 8 and 9.

  • iWatch promotes community awareness

    Jul 15, 2010

    With August recognized as Antiterrorism Awareness Month, the Army is promoting a campaign encouraging and training communities to become extensions of the service's overall force protection plan.

  • Vanguard Brigade arrives in Iraq

    Jul 15, 2010

    Colonel Lou Lartigue (right), commander of 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Altman, 4/3 AAB senior enlisted advisor, unveil the Vanguard crest in front of what will be their brigade headquarters building throughout their deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the upcoming Operation New Dawn at Camp Rimadi, Iraq, July 7. The light infantry brigade is continuing to arrive to the al Anbar Province throughout this week.

  • 3rd ID NCO named first CSM of the new Army Reserve Legal Command, first female CSM for JAG Corps

    Jul 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - She first joined the Army in June 1984, enlisting as a 27D, paralegal specialist. Now at the top of her profession, Sgt. Maj. Claudia L. Turner looks back on her career, satisfied that she made the right decision to join the Army and the right decision to be a paralegal specialist. In September, this Army Reserve Soldier, who is currently serving on active duty with the 3rd Infantry Division's Staff Judge Advocate office, will take charge of a new Army Reserve unit. She'll be the first command sergeant major for the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command as well as the first female command sergeant for U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

  • 3rd CAB joins Korean counterparts on first mission in Afghanistan

    Jul 15, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, had the opportunity to join their Republic of Korea counterparts in the ROK Army's first aviation mission in Afghanistan out of Bagram Airfield, July 8.

  • Alaska-based aviators evacuate man on Mount McKinley

    Jul 15, 2010

    Soldiers from Fort Wainwright's B Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, evacuated a Pennsylvania man from Mount McKinley July 7, after reports that he was acting mentally unstable.

  • Summer at the youth center

    Jul 15, 2010

    A variety of fun-filled summer programs at Child, Youth and School Services are available for Fort Belvoir youth this summer, including classes, recreation, arts and crafts, pick-up sports and scheduled special interest activities.

  • Food inspectors savor job of keeping post safe

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Every morning, before the commissary opens, Fort Belvoir's Veterinary Food Inspectors are hard at work ensuring that all food for sale is fresh and up to USDA standards.

  • Hill Hall receives historic rehabilitation

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - People who live in Belvoir Village or frequent the Officers' Club, may have noticed the construction workers and equipment coming in and out of Hill Hall, Bldg. 257. The work you see is part of an extensive, historic rehabilitation funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to upgrade and modernize the building.

  • Eye in the sky tracks explosives in transit

    Jul 15, 2010

    The Defense Transportation Tracking System is DOD's way of keeping tabs around the clock on various types of sensitive and hazardous materials in transit, also providing instant communication to help drivers, emergency responders and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) deal with unexpected situations.

  • ECC wraps up humanitarian mission in Haiti

    Jul 15, 2010

    The January earthquake that devastated the small Caribbean nation of Haiti initiated the immediate mobilization of Expeditionary Contracting Command contingency contracting officers.

  • From cold-weather tests to Strykers and helicopters - 70 years of history

    Jul 15, 2010

    Since then Fort Wainwright Soldiers and families have been called upon to endure the ongoing battle against terrorism and stand ready living the life as Arctic Warriors, training and surviving in one of the most unique duty stations in the world.

  • Military Times names 'Soldier of the Year'

    Jul 15, 2010

  • Ladd Airfield history sparks mystery, intrigue

    Jul 15, 2010

    "We have a lot of history on this base," she said. "Some really fantastic history."

  • Exceptional Family Member Program team streamlines program, removes confusion

    Jul 15, 2010

    Soldiers and family members may not understand fully what their enrollment means or all the benefits available to them because of their EFMP status

  • New York Army National Guard MPs To Support Boy Scout Jamboree

    Jul 15, 2010

    When 44,000 Boy Scouts show up at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia for the National Jamboree on July 26, 43 members of the New York Army National Guard's 206th Military Police Company will be there with them. The Soldiers, members of the Latham-based 206th MP Company's and the 107th MP Company from Utica, will be providing law enforcement and traffic control support during the 10-day Jamboree. The mission will serve as their two week long annual training stint.

  • 'Mountain warriors' capture Afghan insurgent leader

    Jul 15, 2010

    A National Guard cavalry unit from Vermont conducted an air assault and captured an important insurgent leader in a mountain cave in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, June 30.

  • ARSOUTH continues humanitarian aid in Haiti

    Jul 15, 2010

  • ATSCOM, 164th TAOG get new commander

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- "Freedom's Voice" could be heard saying "Here Am I, Send Me," echoing the mottos of Air Traffic Services Command and 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group, as Soldiers welcomed their new commander here July 8.

  • AUSA honors a Soldier, American patriot, hero at Fort Rucker

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- It was his 90th birthday. An expression of curiosity was on retired Col. Seldon Bailey's face when his name was announced, and he walked to the front of the room to take his place next to Col. Timothy Edens, special assistant to the commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, during the monthly Association of the United States Army meeting at The Landing, July 7.

  • Rockin' Rucker's Talent Show wants you

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Members of the military and local communities are invited to show off their talents for the 2010 U.S. Army Festival of the Arts Competition during auditions Aug. 10-12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Landing ballroom.

  • Fort Rucker climbing wall reopens

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The climbing wall at Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility reopened July 1 after installation of a new auto belay system.

  • Fort Rucker DFMWR competition tests area powerlifters' abilities

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker hosts its third powerlifting competition July 24 at Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility.

  • Lyster Clinic Pharmacy decreases wait time

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy's recent improvements and updated services resulted in reducing average patient wait times to four to 12 minutes, officials said.

  • Operation Maverick -- Aviators, Rangers train together

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A now UH-60 Black Hawk student-pilot here was assisted by Aviators while training as an Army Ranger seven years ago. Recently, 1st Lt. Ken Williard returned the favor by providing a "lift" to 6th Ranger Training Battalion Soldiers at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

  • Spc. James R. Zierdt's Promotion

    Jul 15, 2010

    Spc. James R. Zierdt's Promotion

  • Military working dogs: Mission multipliers at Fort Rucker, downrange

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The 6th Military Police Detachment is one of the few deployable units within the garrison. As a deployable unit it accomplishes dual missions in support of the garrison and warfighting efforts.

  • Helping hands - Fort Rucker resources help Families during PCS

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The summer moving season is in full swing, and whether Families are making permanent changes of station to or departing from Fort Rucker, they should take advantage of the free, helpful services offered here, officials said.

  • Fort Rucker EDGE! expands activities for youth

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Teenagers and children can live life on the "EDGE!" through an expanding youth program here.

  • IMCOM-Europe welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    Jul 15, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Installation Management Command-Europe welcomed a new senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony July 13 at Campbell Barracks' Casablanca Room here. Installation Management Command-Europe Regional Director Diane M. Devens transferred the ceremonial sword of responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Barry Maieritsch, the newly-appointed Region command sergeant major.

  • German TV documents how America recruits its Army

    Jul 15, 2010

    Germany's international network, Deutsche Welle TV, sent a reporter to the Harrisburg Opportunity Center to shoot footage and conduct interviews with recruiters and Future Soldiers. This was for a segment on how America recruits its Army for a television program about the way the U.S. operates with an all-volunteer force. It aired July 9. This program compared the German draft service with America's all-volunteer force. The station's reporters in Berlin interviewed members of the German Army on the same or similar topics that Bachenheimer conducted with the American military.

  • Lyster Clinic's 'got your back' at Fort Rucker

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A former CH-47 Chinook pilot recently returned to the home of Army Aviation, not to fly, but to help ease active-duty Soldiers' back, neck and hip pain, and improve their quality of life.

  • Proofing the System

    Jul 15, 2010

    Thomas deployed to Iraq with the 404th Aviation Support Battalion, caring for the 4th Infantry Division's Aviation Brigade in June of 2008. Medical supply was among her many duties, which included designing a system for tracking casualties and other troops evacuated from the battlefield. When Thomas was suddenly overtaken by a medical condition during her deployment, she was quickly evacuated and tracked by the very same system she designed.

  • New commander arrives for 'Above and Beyond' Battalion

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Soldiers of "Above and Beyond" 2nd Battalion, 58th Aviation Regiment welcomed their new commander during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum July 10.

  • AAFES celebrates 115th birthday - offers Fort Rucker freebies, deals

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- As the Army and Air Force Exchange Service readies to mark 115 years of service and support to America's military, the Fort Rucker post exchange's mission remains the same: provide quality goods and services at competitively low prices and generate earnings to support services programs.

  • 208th Reservists farewell commander

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Col. Pete Bosse relinquished command Sunday of the 208th Regional Support Group to Col. Larry Cruz after serving three years in the position. And during that time, the group has seen numerous changes, with Bosse being its only constant.

  • Crystal Clear: Alcohol abuse nothing to joke about

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- It's not often that a colonel gets called out for being late. And when it does happen, I doubt anyone laughs - not aloud, anyway. But that very scenario drew laughs from the Solomon Center crowd at Tuesday's Happy Hour Comedy Show, which featured comedian Bernie McGrenahan in what he calls "comedy with a twist."

  • Biggest AIT 'loser': 369th Soldier drops pounds to join Army

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Drop and give me 100! One hundred pounds, that is. That's exactly what Pvt. Cristy Woodruff did to join the Army.

  • Motorcycle rally connects safety, fun

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- So far this year, the Army has lost 20 Soldiers to motorcycle accidents. Excessive speed, reckless operation and operator inexperience have been identified as common causal factors. Alcohol use, as a contributing factor, is not uncommon, and failure to wear a helmet often leads to increased severity of an injury.

  • 'Literacy: From womb to tomb': Post library offers children a journey to 'Book Island

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Once upon a time, long before video games and the Internet ruled America's pastimes, storytelling and reading were the traditional ways families stayed entertained.

  • NCOs awarded for life-saving action

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Two Fort Jackson drill sergeants are being credited for saving the life of a Soldier in training. Pvt. Joseph Herman, Company D, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, was sitting in a classroom June 22 when he suffered a seizure that caused him to quit breathing. Sgt. 1st Class Kimberlyn Burns and Staff Sgt. Phillip White noticed something was wrong and jumped into action.

  • You've got voice mail: System to get upgrade

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Next week, Fort Jackson will say "good-bye" to a voice that has greeted its telephone voice mail users for the past 16 years. Starting July 23, Fort Jackson will ditch its old Meridian Mail system for a new state-of-the art system, called Call Pilot. The Meridian Mail system has been in use since 1994.

  • Post assessed for accreditation

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Fort Jackson is well on its way to becoming a fully-accredited TRADOC institution. In March, a team of TRADOC staff, Combined Arms Center personnel and the deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training visited Fort Jackson to comb through every aspect of how TRADOC courses are being conducted.

  • Fort Jackson NCO awarded Soldier's Medal after life-saving reaction on grenade range

    Jul 15, 2010

    Three to five seconds. That is how long it takes for an M67 hand grenade to explode after the last of three safety features has been disabled.

  • Lack of supplemental funding poses problems for Pentagon

    Jul 15, 2010

    Because Congress has yet to pass a supplemental funding bill, the Defense Department must start taking measures to ensure uninterrupted war operations.

  • ACOE nets $450k for Tri-Border community; spending suggestions needed now

    Jul 15, 2010

    USAG SCHINNEN, Netherlands - AFNORTH International School celebrated the arrival of summer vacation June 17 with an "end-of-school-year party" funded with prize money from USAG Schinnen's 2009 Army Communities of Excellence (ACOE) award - and your ideas are welcome to suggest how the remaining funds can be spent to benefit the entire military community.

  • New ROK JCS chairman visits Yongsan Garrison

    Jul 15, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The top U.S. commander in South Korea hosted the new chairman of the Republic of Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff and members of the ROK Ministry of National Defense July 8.

  • American Soldiers teach English at rural elementary school in Korea

    Jul 15, 2010

    SUBAEK-RI, Gangwon Province, South Korea - U.S. Soldiers and military retireees volunteered to hold an English Camp at Subaek Elementary School here July 3.

  • Wiesbaden consolidated Training Support Center dedicated to 1st AD Soldier killed in action in Iraq

    Jul 15, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The consolidation of several Wiesbaden facilities offers Soldiers better training opportunities and stands as a memorial to one Soldier mortally wounded in combat.

  • FMWR employees earn Army-level awards

    Jul 15, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - What do a 12-day event for the holidays and more than 3,750 hours of community service have in common' In the U.S. Army, both are award-winning feats. In June Maj. Gen. Reuben Jones, commander of the Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command, stopped in Wiesbaden to recognize two FMWR employees with Department of the Army-level awards.

  • Roping the wind: IA conducts air assault training!

    Jul 15, 2010

    Commandos of the 10th Iraqi Army Division conduct air assault training at Forward Operating Base Garryowen, Iraq, June 28 with the 10th Division Military Transition Team under 1st Infantry Division .

  • Dual ceremony highlights family military tradition

    Jul 14, 2010

    Col. Benjamin D. Lukefahr, U.S. Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post deputy director, promoted his son, David, to the rank of captain, who then performed his first action as a captain and retired his father.

  • Wright adds second Warrior Country triathlon

    Jul 14, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Anja Wright from the 8th Army J6 knew she was a marked woman. She was the reigning women's division champion and like other top athletes motivated by competition, she delivered the performance of a champion to hold off her rival and capture her second straight title in the Warrior Country Triathlon Championship at Hanson Field House here June 26.

  • Warriors dominate EUSA swimming championship

    Jul 14, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Warrior Country swimmers delivered a dominating performance claiming 13 of the 20 first place awards during the Eighth U.S. Army Swimming Championship July 10 at Hanson Field House here.

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