Archive: Jul 2010

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  • AAFES commanding general inspects the merchandise

    Jul 14, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Maj. Gen. Bruce A. Casella, commanding general of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, takes a closer look at a notebook computer with Sim Wang-kon, Red Cloud Garrison Post Exchange manager, during a tour of the recently renovated facility June 24.

  • U.S., Malaysia launch exercise Keris Strike 2010

    Jul 14, 2010

    A bilateral command post exercise sponsored by U.S. Army, Pacific designed to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Malaysia officially got under way this week in Malaysia with an opening ceremony at Camp Kuantan.

  • Camp offers children fun, 'character counts'

    Jul 14, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Children from kindergarten through fifth grade are gathering on Red Cloud Garrison every weekday for nine weeks this summer to learn and play at a summer camp sponsored by Child and Youth School Services, a division of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Army Community Service.

  • Award-Winning Food Service

    Jul 14, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Ham Hyung-jin from Casey Garrison's Oriental Garden Dining Facility prepares shish kebabs under the watchful eye of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeffery Harley, food program manager for U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud. The Oriental Garden was recently named the 43rd Annual Eighth U.S. Army/Installation Management Command-Korea Philip A. Connelly Awards winner in the large garrison category. The Oriental Garden team advances to compete in the upcoming Department of the Army level competition.

  • Families tour Tricare approved civilian hospital

    Jul 14, 2010

    UIJEONGBU - It may not provide the plush level of comfort that expectant mothers or others who need specialty medical care would expect at a medical facility in the United States, but Soldiers and family members in Warrior Country are glad to know the Army has an agreement with an approved civilian healthcare provider who can provide the same level of care they would get back home.

  • Command team visits Poole's Island lighthouse

    Jul 14, 2010

    APG leadership took an afternoon expedition to a historic landmark here July 13, the lighthouse on Poole's Island on the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Regulators Take Sergeant's Time Training On The Road

    Jul 14, 2010

    When 1st Sgt. Yolanda Brown of the 53rd Quartermaster Company, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) noticed that her company needed some additional motivation during sergeant's time training, she decided to revamp the training and add a little fun...

  • 1st Medical Brigade Welcomes Back 68; More to Come

    Jul 14, 2010

    Braving Central Texas weather, the 1st Medical Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), held a welcome home ceremony July 8 inside Kieschnick physical fitness center for 68 returning Soldiers...

  • CERDEC Summer Campers visit air and space archives

    Jul 14, 2010

    Students attending the U.S. Army RDECOM's Communication-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center Outreach Summer Camp visited the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Va., this summer.

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    Jul 14, 2010

    Fort Hood and III Corps honor the manager and staff of the the Freeman Cafe with a runner-up award in the small category for best dining facility July 9 at Fort Hood, Texas. The Freeman CafAfA competed against the Patriots and Eagle's Nest dining facilities in the 2010 Philip A. Connelly Awards Competition. The competition looks for those dining facilities that exceed Army standards and operate at a level that showcases teamwork, professionalism, quality, and service. The Freeman Cafe serves the Soldiers of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), 4th Sustainment Brigade, 1st Medical Brigade, and 15th Sustainment Brigade. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Amy M. Lane)

  • Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications

    Jul 14, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications (CSDA) is an initiative sponsored by the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) and the Army CIO/G6, with support from Army Training and Doctrine Command, the TRADOC deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training, and other Army organizations. CSDA is exploring the value of providing Soldiers digital applications on hand-held devices (smart phones) for education and training, administrative functions, reference, and selected operational support.

  • CJTF-HOA rifle team prepares for Kenya rifle competition

    Jul 14, 2010

    Members of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Rifle Team are setting their sights on excellence as they prepare to compete in the 2010 Kenya Armed Forces Rifle Championship (AFRC).

  • SMDC Wins Two of Six Small Business Program Awards

    Jul 14, 2010

    The United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command is the award recipient of two 2009 Department of the Army Small Business Program Awards.

  • Slideshow: Day 3 of the 2010 TRADOC Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Comeptition

    Jul 14, 2010

    In the second day of the 2010 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition, the competitors faced a board interview with high-ranking noncommissioned officers. They were asked questions on leadership, administration, U.S. Army policies and current events. The winners of the competition, who will be named on Thursday, will advance and compete in the Army-level competition in October at Fort Lee, Va. To view more photos from yesterday and today, go to http://bit.ly/8YW2tb. Learn more about the 2010 TRADOC NCO and Soldier of the Year Competition here: http://bit.ly/NCOSOY2010

  • Italy battalion supports USAID resupply mission

    Jul 14, 2010

    The 3rd Battalion, 405th Army Field Support Brigade completed a resupply operation in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development's U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, May 28. The battalion shipped 1,000 rolls of plastic sheeting to USAID's Dubai warehouse in preparation for future natural disaster response.

  • Double amputee takes charge of Wounded Warrior Program

    Jul 14, 2010

    The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program gained a new director Tuesday-one who has a lot in common with those he'll be leading. Lt. Col. Gregory D. Gadson, a West Point graduate, lost both of his legs to a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2007.

  • Students explore military challenges

    Jul 14, 2010

    Bailey Appleby, 13, (left) and Jeremy Erskin, 15, attempt to climb a 10-foot wall as part of a four-day Explorers Challenge July 8 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. The 7th Military Explorer Division sponsors a year-long program that helps prepare youth aged 11-18 interested in joining the military by inviting them to attend military fundamental classes. Aided by Army Sustainment Command Soldiers, youngsters also studied first aid and took part in weeklong field exercises. Twenty-six participants from Illinois and Iowa camped out at RIA July 7-11. The explorers participated in military activities, received a tour of Army Sustainment Command operations center and were given tank rides.

  • America's museums answer call to serve

    Jul 14, 2010

    After nearly a decade of war, America's military families continue to receive support from sundry sources of finance, entertainment and education -- including now a burgeoning network of more than 800 museums across the country.

  • Indiana farm creates training realism for Soldiers, agriculture teams

    Jul 14, 2010

    The goats are being milked, the horse is waiting to be fed and the barn cats are rolling around with each other in the afternoon heat.

  • 2-25th CAB crew chiefs provide 'eyes and ears' for aircraft

    Jul 14, 2010

    "It's a very dangerous job. On top of your regular job stress, you have a 16,000-pound piece of metal which could fall out of the sky at any time. And then, you're flying around a place where people could shoot you out of the sky." That, according to Spc. Tony Moreno, a member of the "Blackjacks" of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, operationally attached to the 2nd Battalion, 159th Attack Readiness Brigade, is only part of what a crew chief endures.

  • Current and Former G4s

    Jul 14, 2010

    PENTAGON (July 9, 2010) Aca,!" Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, Army Deputy Chief of Staff G-4 (logistics), recently hosted a one-day conference with four former G-4s. Among the topics of discussion were the G-4Aca,!a,,cs mission, vision and priorities, the Iraq drawdown, the Afghanistan build-up, equipment reset, and other logistics issues. From left to right: Lt. Gen. (retired) Charles S. Mahan, Gen. (retired) Johnnie Wilson, Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, Gen. (retired) Leon E. Salomon, and Gen. (retired) John Coburn.

  • Stay Alert, Walk Safe, Arrive Alive: Motor Vehicle Safety

    Jul 14, 2010

    As the summer kicks into high gear, the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command leadership cautions personnel to remain vigilant and observe safe practices when operating a motor vehicle.

  • Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade

    Jul 14, 2010

    The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo parade kicked off the rodeo on July 13 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The rodeo is held annually by the community and raises funds for military charities on Fort Carson, the US Air Force Academy and Peterson and Shriever Air Force Bases.

  • FMWR New England embarks on a quest for "EXCELLENCE"

    Jul 14, 2010

    With a renewed focus on customer service and creating great relationships, the first weekend in June kicked off the beginning of the ongoing pursuit of excellence for the USAG Natick and Fort Devens Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation teams.

  • Carson Soldiers feature of TV spots

    Jul 14, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Sgt. 1st Class Easy, Staff Sgt. Lefty and Pfc. Ahab are just three Fort Carson Soldiers being featured in American Forces Network television spots taped July 13 and 14.

  • New site provides best safety practices for privately owned weapons

    Jul 14, 2010

    A new interactive site, called Firearms Safety Techniques, was developed by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center to help reduce off-duty accidental firearms incidents and is now available online.

  • First Army's top NCO selected for duty at Forces Command

    Jul 14, 2010

    An interview with Command Sgt. Maj. Riling upon his departure from First Army.

  • New site provides best safety practices for privately owned weapons

    Jul 14, 2010

    Firearms Safety Techniques is a new, online interactive site designed by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center to help reduce off-duty accidental firearms incidents. FST includes information and video challenges, which highlight aspects of safe firearms handling and combine safe practices and safety messaging.

  • First Army Soldiers arrive for duty at Rock Island Arsenal

    Jul 14, 2010

    The first two First Army Soldiers to officially be stationed at Rock Island Arsenal arrived June 28.

  • Course marks 45 years of turning students into leaders

    Jul 14, 2010

    Waves of college students striving to become U.S. Army officers are spending an intense month at Fort Knox this summer with the annual Leader's Training Course, which marks its 45th anniversary this year.

  • Soldier shares experiences with military camp kids

    Jul 14, 2010

    A decorated veteran of deployed service visited and spoke with 54 military children July 7 at the Military Kids Camp in Blue Grass, Iowa. Capt. Scott Leifker, a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient, shared personal stories of his family coping with deployments and about the injuries he sustained in Iraq. Leifker, who commands Army Sustainment Command's Headquarters Company, discussed the concept of what a hero is and had a question & answer session at the end of a 30-minute presentation.

  • Bamberg honors outgoing, incoming commanders

    Jul 14, 2010

    BAMBERG, Germany -- A significant change of leadership occurred for U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg Friday at Summerall Field, as Lt. Col. Gary A. Rosenberg passed responsibility of Warner Barracks to Lt. Col. Steven L. Morris.

  • Red Leg Raceway offers welcome respite from Iraq duties

    Jul 14, 2010

  • Pepperell Joins the Covenant

    Jul 14, 2010

  • Bathalon takes over as the 18th commander of USARIEM

    Jul 14, 2010

    On a sunny New England summer morning, Col. Gaston Bathalon accepted the guidon from the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC), Maj. Gen. James Gilman to take over as the 18th commander of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM).

  • DoD, Guard establish eight Homeland Response Force units

    Jul 14, 2010

    Eight more homeland response force units will be established in fiscal year 2012.

  • Profile of a Destiny Soldier, Pfc. Patrick Smith

    Jul 14, 2010

    Profile of a Destiny Soldier

  • Rare Army Rabbi Serves Soldiers

    Jul 13, 2010

    JOLON, Calif. - Col. Jacob Goldstein, Army Reserve chaplain, is a man worth noticing when he wears his military uniform. An Orthodox Jewish rabbi assigned to Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, Goldstein made a sudden impression on Reserve troops when he visited Fort Hunter Liggett during the Combat Support Training Exercise - a large scale logistics sustainment exercise held June 16-24, which recreated a deployment environment for over 2,000 Army Reserve Soldiers.

  • Profile of a Destiny Officer, 1st Lt. Christopher Hess

    Jul 13, 2010

    Profile of a Destiny Officer

  • Profile of a Destiny Soldier, Pfc. Kawonna Kennedy

    Jul 13, 2010

    Profile of a Destiny Soldier

  • Profile of a Destiny Soldier, PFC David Stout

    Jul 13, 2010

    Profile of a Destiny Soldier

  • Profile of a Destiny Soldier, CW4 Walter Jones

    Jul 13, 2010

    Profile of a Destiny Soldier

  • Sustaining a Fleet

    Jul 13, 2010

    The aviation maintainers of Task Force Eagle Assault keep our aircraft flying

  • Special Delivery

    Jul 13, 2010

    Task Force Eagle Assault aids the ground forces with special deliveries

  • Keeping it Fresh

    Jul 13, 2010

    Task Force Eagle Assault keeps their combat skills fresh

  • D-Day, Original Rendezvous with Destiny

    Jul 13, 2010

    The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny Pathfinders pay homage to their army ancestors.

  • Aiding Local Villages

    Jul 13, 2010

    Task Force Eagle Assault helps local villages outside of Forward Operating Base Wolverine

  • Adopting a Troop of Warriors

    Jul 13, 2010

    Task Force Eagle Assault adopts a troop of Kiowas

  • First wave of FORSCOM staff carries 'torch' to North Carolina

    Jul 13, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (July 13, 2010) - The first of many Soldiers and Civilian staff members of the Army's largest command gathered today at their headquarters to mark the official start of U.S. Army Forces Command's relocation to Fort Bragg, N.C. Dubbed the "Torch Party" departure ceremony, the event included hundreds of FORSCOM staffers, who assembled to recognize 13 members of the first wave of their fellow headquarters personnel departing for North Carolina. These initial "torchbearers" will be joined at Fort Bragg by 37 other FORSCOM staff members from Fort McPherson as they plant the Command's forward element's guidon at the Old Bowley School on Fort Bragg. The mission of the 50-member Torch Party is to begin preparations for the arrival of hundreds with the FORSCOM Advance Echelon to Bragg in October.

  • Corps of Engineers kicks off Mount Umunhum rejuvenation

    Jul 13, 2010

    The Sacramento District is set to begin removing buildings and contamination from a former Air Force radar station near Los Gatos, Calif.

  • Madigan Soldiers teach Joint Base Lewis-McChord students basic first aid

    Jul 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Children anxious to finish their last week of 5th grade and begin enjoying the summer received some important information that will help make play-time even safer for them - first aid tips from Madigan Army Medical Center military and civilian staff members.

  • Army medical residents receive world-class health care training

    Jul 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McChord, Wash. - New medical residents to Madigan Healthcare System descended on Andersen Simulation Center last month to take part in a day-long Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support marathon training course. The course was condensed from two days into one so the residents could have more trainng time and be ready to provide their medical expertise on Madigan's ward and department floors by July 1, said Cheri Randall, Life Support Programs manager.

  • Slideshow: Day 2 of the 2010 TRADOC Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Comeptition

    Jul 13, 2010

    In the second day of the 2010 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition, the competitors were tested on both brain and brawn through the Army Physical Fitness Test and written exams. The winners of the competition, who will be named on Thursday, will advance and compete in the Army-level competition in October at Fort Lee, Va. To view more photos from yesterday and today, go to http://bit.ly/8YW2tb

  • Slideshow: The 2010 TRADOC Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition

    Jul 13, 2010

  • Warriors build homes for Tacoma Families

    Jul 13, 2010

    TACOMA, Wash. - Soldiers picked up hammers and paintbrushes to help build five homes for Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity Families in east Tacoma June 23 to 25. About 30 Soldiers and staff volunteered for the Warrior Transition Battalion's second annual build to contribute to affordable housing for local Families in need.

  • Army Families now have one-stop shop for behavioral health services

    Jul 13, 2010

    Madigan Healthcare System wants to let the thousands of spouses and children of deployed service members know that they have not been forgotten, and behavioral health help is here for them thanks to the Child and Family Assistance Center.

  • G-4 Report July 2010: Sustainment Week

    Jul 13, 2010

    At the end of June, the Army G-4 participated in the 2010 Sustainment Week in Richmond, Va. The G-4 exhibited exciting logistics technologies at the AUSA Sustainment Symposium and hosted the 6th Annual Combined Logistics Excellence Awards. CLEA organizer Nelson Williams talks about the awards and the impact of Gen. Casey's presence at the ceremony.

  • Space Camp Opportunities Energize Scholarship Recipients

    Jul 13, 2010

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.Aca,!"For 15 years, the Air, Space and Missile Defense Association (ASMDA) has been sponsoring children to attend Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center for a week in the summer, with a total of more than 140 young people given that opportunity.

  • Trashcan-like UAS useful tool for Stryker team

    Jul 13, 2010

    Short and squat in stature, with spindly legs sticking out underneath and a loud, whiny engine like a leaf-blower on steroids, the gasoline-powered Micro Air Vehicle, or gMAV, won't be winning beauty contests anytime soon.

  • Wounded warriors bike 'Sea to Shining Sea'

    Jul 13, 2010

    Dedicated combat survivors and their supporters are demonstrating their physical prowess and determination as they travel from San Francisco to Virginia Beach during the Sea to Shining Sea cross-country cycling event.

  • Ribbon Cuttings Highlight Improvements at Crane Army Ammunition Activity

    Jul 13, 2010

    Two recent ribbon cutting ceremonies at Crane Army Ammunition Activity highlight the improvements made at the activity to ensure the best productivity in supporting the Warfighter.

  • Guard Apprenticeship Program Initiative (GAPI)

    Jul 13, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> To help Soldiers improve their job skills and establish a lifetime career, the Army National Guard has established the Guard Apprenticeship Program Initiative (GAPI) - a partnering with the Department of Labor (DOL) in coordination with Veterans Administration (VA) offices. GAPI is an "earn while you learn" experience whereby Soldiers learn new concepts and skills and also obtain national certification in one of over 100 trades while earning wages. These trades are mapped to over 200 military occupational specialties (MOSs) and eligible Soldiers receive VA educational benefits while they pursue an apprenticeship program. The apprenticeship combines an educational curriculum with on-the-job training supervised by a trade professional or supervisor. Apprenticeship training takes one to five years to complete or 2,000 documented work hours to become fully qualified in an occupation or trade.

  • Italian official visits U.S. Army facility

    Jul 13, 2010

    Pisa, Italy, Prefect Antonio De Bonis visited the 3rd Battalion, 405th Army Field Support Brigade during his recent visit to Camp Darby, Italy. In addition to meeting with the American and Italian base commanders, De Bonis toured the battalion's facilities, including maintenance shops and storage activities from which U.S. Agency for International Development supplies are dispatched to disaster areas.

  • Sustainment Command leaders gather at Fort Knox

    Jul 13, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky - (Jul. 9) Command teams from across the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) gathered at Fort Knox's Harris Hall for a command conference June 29 and 30. The commanders and their senior enlisted advisors came from the 7th Sustainment Brigade at Fort Eustis, Va., the 49th Quartermaster Group at Fort Lee, Va., and the 233rd Transportation Company and 3d ESC headquarters on Fort Knox. This was the first time the command teams from all 3d ESC units gathered at Fort Knox for a commander's conference.

  • Crane Army Ammunition Activity Earns VPP Star Status

    Jul 13, 2010

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity earned a Star Status designation in the Voluntary Protection Program after follow-up inspections by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, making it only the second organization in the Army Materiel Command to earn this distinction. The Star Status marks a first for a Joint Munitions Command site and only the second command in the AMC to receive the honor along with Tobyhanna Army Depot. The Star Status reflects the overall commitment to employee safety fostered at Crane.

  • Sustainers continue progressive training strategy with STAFFEX

    Jul 13, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky - (Jul. 9) The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held its second STAFFEX, or staff exercise, in two months on Fort Knox July 6 - 8. The exercise brought together the officers and non-commissioned officers who lead the 3d ESC's various staff sections for briefings, discussions and working group sessions designed to prepare the unit for future deployments.

  • Enabling the warfighter in the name of Islam

    Jul 13, 2010

    Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a radical Islamist stereotype, based largely on the words and beliefs of extremists, has formed in the minds of many Americans. John O. Brennan, President Obama's chief national security adviser for counterterrorism, recently addressed a policy change made by the administration to ban the world "Islam" when describing terrorists. For Muslims working as scientists and engineers in U. S. Army, as well as the estimated 3,000-plus Muslim Soldiers, the stereotype couldn't be further from the truth.

  • Apache Downtime Short Due to Depot's "Immediate" Response

    Jul 13, 2010

    CCAD Rotor Head Division artisans answered a hot request within hours from Ft. Rucker aviation maintenance concerning damage to an AH-64D Apache Main Rotor Head. The normal cycle is several days.

  • Warrior Forge/Madigan

    Jul 13, 2010

    Staff Sgt. David Kolodziejczak, from the 3274th U. S. Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, N.C., draws blood out of the arm of an ROTC cadet during the Leader Development and Assessment Course, or Warrior Forge, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lewis-North July 6. Madigan Army Medical Center staff members oversee the physical exam portion of the Warrior Forge mission, conducting medical screenings, blood draws and immunizations for more than 6,500 cadets. To get all the cadets through the exam process, Madigan brings in Reservists from across the country. "Without the Reservists, this mission wouldn't happen," said Staff Sgt. MIchael Young, noncommissioned officer in charge of the phsyical exam project. "The Reservists get the job done."

  • Army's largest command welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    Jul 13, 2010

    Guns fired in salute as the Army's largest command welcomed its 16th Command Sergeant Major during a Change of Responsibility ceremony in front of U.S. Army Forces Command's headquarters, July 12.

  • Haiti task force focuses on engineering, medical missions

    Jul 13, 2010

  • Army nursing students save patient's life in Madigan parking lot

    Jul 13, 2010

    Two practical nursing course students used Army medical skills and quick instincts to save the life of a patient suffering from a heart attack June 25, outside Madigan Army Medical Center.

  • Combat advisors learn advanced lifesaving skills

    Jul 13, 2010

    Combat advisor teams from the Army, Navy and Air Force learned lifesaving techniques for use on today's modern battlefield at the 6th Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade's Tiger First Responder course, or TFR. The three-day class complies with Army Medical Department doctrine and training and is taught by instructors with various backgrounds and personal experiences.

  • Fort Polk Engineers run through jungle

    Jul 13, 2010

    The 46th Engineer Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade conducted a best squad competition June 30 as part of a series of events formulated to build unit cohesion and morale. Other events included Family day at Alligator Lake and a Family battalion run July 1.

  • Rider wins national championship in taekwondo

    Jul 13, 2010

    Sgt. William Rider was named Male Athlete of the Tournament after winning the featherweight division at the 2010 U.S. National Taekwondo Championships on July 4 in Orlando, Fla.

  • Gulf Region District welcomes its second and final commander

    Jul 13, 2010

    The Gulf Region District (GRD) made history when Col. Jon Christensen became the district's final commander. Col. Dionysios Anninos relinquished command of the district during a change of command ceremony held July 9 at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, GRD headquarters located in Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Security changes impact some AKO users

    Jul 13, 2010

    Recent security changes for Army Knowledge Online prevented a small number of users with older browsers from accessing the web-based portal.

  • Patriot Academy diversifies student body

    Jul 13, 2010

    It's been a year of milestones for the National Guard's Patriot Academy. The school opened its doors, Aug. 26, 2009, and graduated its first class March 18. Currently, a new class has started and a new precedent has been established. There are now female Soldiers attending the Patriot Academy.

  • Iraqi Police to get new multi-million dollar National Police Sustainment Brigade Complex

    Jul 13, 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) motto is "Building Strong". In Iraq, the USACE mission is to build strong the country and its people through solid infrastructure and design that will help sustain and strengthen the Iraqis for generations to come.

  • 3rd BCT Soldiers live on edge of Iraq

    Jul 13, 2010

    The Soldiers on Joint Security Station Al Tib live less than a quarter-mile from the Iraq-Iran border and more than 40 miles away from their supporting military camp. The station is currently occupied by Troop A, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division deployed out of Fort Carson, Colo. The Soldiers arrived in early April and immediately made it their own.

  • Mobile training team aims to bring resilience to Soldiers

    Jul 13, 2010

    The Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program reached a milestone July 12, when it kicked off another iteration of its Master Resilience Training course at Fort Meade, Md. -- this time using a mobile training team.

  • Bus tour highlights history, environment of Grafenwoehr Training Area

    Jul 13, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - U.S. and German dignitaries toured the impact areas on the Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA), July 2, 2010, as part of the training area's 100-year anniversary celebration.

  • US supported radio network connects Afghan citizens, leaders in southern Afghanistan

    Jul 13, 2010

    U.S. Special Operations Forces are assisting Afghans in providing citizens of southern Afghanistan with up-to-date news, information and entertainment.

  • U.S. Special Operations Teams deliver goods, double-up Afghan school's occupancy rate in Kandah

    Jul 13, 2010

    Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan recently donated supplies to a school in Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province.

  • Afghan, U.S. Special Forces destroy insurgent munitions

    Jul 13, 2010

    Afghan and U.S. Special Operations Forces conduct an operation in Kandahar Province. The force discovers and destroys cache of explosives.

  • Obama announces return of the SAVE award

    Jul 13, 2010

    President Barack Obama wants federal employees to submit their ideas for eliminating government waste and saving American taxpayers' money as part of the 2010 SAVE Award program.

  • Haiti task force focuses on engineering, medical missions

    Jul 13, 2010

    Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen assigned to Joint Task Force New Horizons have made major progress on their engineering and medical missions in Haiti.

  • VA eases claims process for veterans with PTSD

    Jul 13, 2010

    The Veterans Affairs Department will publish a final regulation today intended to ease the claims process and improve access to health care for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Grafenwoehr's 10-Miler puts runners to the test

    Jul 13, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - More than 100 runners from garrisons across Europe braved the Bavarian summer for this year's U.S. Forces Europe Army 10-Miler Qualifier Race, July 10. While most came to test themselves, some ran for other reasons.

  • Slideshow: Day 1 2010 TRADOC Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition

    Jul 12, 2010

    The 2010 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition began today at Fort Eustis, Va. In Day One, the competitors performed urban orienteering exercises, conducted warrior tasks and battle drills, taught combatives and negotiated an obstacle course. To learn more about the competitors, go to http://bit.ly/NCOSOY2010

  • 25th CAB Soldiers land home

    Jul 12, 2010

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers return home to their families following a 12-month deployment to northern Iraq following a Welcome Home ceremony. Division and brigade leadership joined the military families in extending a warm welcome to their newest combat veterans.

  • Wounded Warriors honored at Iolani School Parade

    Jul 12, 2010

    HONOLULU - Soldiers from Schofield Barrack's Warrior Transition Battalion were honored during Iolani School's 22nd Annual Independence Day Parade at Kozuki Stadium, here, July 2.

  • Fort DeRussy's parapets restored

    Jul 12, 2010

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii - Dignitaries, honored guests, Soldiers and local civilians gathered in front of the U.S. Army Museum, here, to celebrate the completion of two newly restored parapets, July 6.

  • 'Do-re-mi'

    Jul 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, HawaiiAca,!E+- Art Suankum, also known as "Mr. Do Re Mi," leads children in a musical exercise during a "Voyage to Book Island" event at the Sgt. Yano Library, Schofield Barracks, July 7.

  • Fitness Facts: Diabetes checklist details lifestyle factors to change

    Jul 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Diabetes is a quickly growing disease, as seen during the past 10 years.

  • Community enjoys Fourth of July festivities

    Jul 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Thousands of Soldiers, families and community members converged on Sills Field, here, to celebrate the nation's 234th birthday with the 39th annual Fourth of July Spectacular, a daylong bash complete with music, games and rides.

  • Blog: Gen. Dempsey discusses the Army profession

    Jul 12, 2010

    After almost a decade of war and in an era of persistent conflict, I think it's important that we take some time to be introspective and think about what it means to be a part of a profession. As someone reminded me recently, "you're not a profession just because you say you are a profession."

  • Knox heavy transporters welcomed with driver training

    Jul 12, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - (June 28) Fourteen Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command's (Expeditionary) 233rd Transportation Company conducted HET (Heavy Equipment Transport) driver training at Farmer Motor Pool from June 7 through June 22. Soldiers trained on various aspects of the 41,000 pound HET - 91,400 pounds with the trailer attached. The course culminated in a written test which evaluated how much students learned during the course and their readiness to become fully licensed operators.

  • Participants arrive for the Best Warrior Competition at Ft. Belvoir

    Jul 12, 2010

    Members of the 55th Combat Camera Team, Ft. Meade, VA go over

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