Archive: Aug 2010

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  • Working at IACH has become Family affair for many employees

    Aug 27, 2010

    The medical home team concept is a family-oriented model Irwin Army Community Hospital follows. Some IACH employees also bring their work home, literally.

  • Spouses rock Family readiness training at FRC

    Aug 27, 2010

    Fort Campbell Family Readiness Groups joined together at the Family Resource Center for a day of leadership training. The Rockin' Round Robin Spouse Seminar, hosted by Army Community Services, provided information to spouses, FRG leaders and others in attendance about ways to get involved with Fort Campbell's FRG program. Throughout the seminar, participants discussed Family Readiness Support Assistant responsibilities, chain of command, FRG scenarios, personalities, customs and courtesies, meeting and agenda management and the use of social media tools.

  • Fort Campbell parents eagerly await new CDCs

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Nicole Chumley and her Family are new to Fort Campbell. As they adjust to life on a new Army post, Chumley is quickly learning that child care can sometimes be an issue.

  • BRO ride teaches safety tips to motorcyclists

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Soon after the sun rose over the 1st Infantry Division Headquarters building, the pops and growls of dozens of motorcycles permeated the humid air hanging over the building's parking lot. "Let's have a good ride," said Command Sgt. Maj. Darrell "Buddy" Wallace, command sergeant major for the 1st Infantry Division-Rear, before the beginning of the second 2010 Big Red One Motorcycle Safety Ride. More than 150 Soldiers, veterans and Department of Defense civilians participated in the ride.

  • Campbell high school students set to 'SOAR,' learn leadership skills

    Aug 27, 2010

    As summer vacation was reaching its peak, four Fort Campbell High School students were already planning for the upcoming year. They weren't athletes preparing for a new season; they were student council members attending a national conference on leadership.

  • Commo troops have radios in their line of sight

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- There are few things more important to successful military operations than the ability for troops at different locations to communicate.

  • Black Jack MPs take on elite training

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- With a loud bang and flash of light, six Soldiers rapidly enter a building, and then in pairs, kick in doors. Small-arms fire erupts, and as quickly as it started; it's over.

  • Residents review home maintenance, safety

    Aug 27, 2010

    A required meeting for all Family housing newcomers at Fort Campbell focused on effective methods to keep homes safe and problem-free.

  • Mobile Media Training enhances leader communication skills

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - "It is vital that we continue to communicate clearly to the American public about the 'what' and 'why' our Army is doing on their behalf," said Col. James Hutton, chief of the community relations division, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, Headquarters Department of the Army at the Pentagon. This was the reason for a three-day Mobile Media Training at Fort Riley, conducted by Paula Smith and Valerie Burkes, public affairs specialists, community relations division, OCPA, Aug. 17 to 19 at the U.S. Army Garrison Public Affairs Office. "This training helps leaders and spokespersons to focus on clarity of message and presenting information in a way that is easily understood by a wide variety of audiences," Hutton said. Fifty-five people took part in one of the sessions during the three days, which included on-camera interviews.

  • Wide awake drunk: Are Soldiers fueled or fooled on newest craze of alcoholic energy drinks'

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With long hours and physically demanding workloads, Soldiers are increasingly using sports and energy drinks to refuel. The newest craze to hit the market is alcoholic energy drinks which combine the effects of alcohol, a depressant, and stimulants.

  • Community runs to honor fallen heroes

    Aug 27, 2010

    A total of 2,213 Soldiers, Family members and civilians at Fort Campbell participated in the third annual Run for the Fallen. People from all walks of life gathered to remember those who died in service to their country.

  • Woof, Woof And Welcome To Sparkman Gift Shop

    Aug 27, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Retail therapy. For some people, it comes in the form of a trip to a favorite little boutique, or a do-it-yourself super store. For the employees who work in the Sparkman Center, it comes in the form of a big, friendly, furry English labrador named Saber.

  • City's Newest Development Serves Redstone Missions

    Aug 27, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- If you build it, they will come. Construction has begun near Gate 9 for the massive office complex called Redstone Gateway, which was originally known as the "Field of Dreams."

  • 'This Emotional Life' series looks at depression, anger, PTSD and more

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With a series of DVDs titled "This Emotional Life" being shown at Brooke Army Medical Center, one psychiatric clinical nurse specialist is looking to provide an opportunity for BAMC staff to learn about the science and real lives being impacted by emotions.

  • Navy Chief induction full speed ahead with Soldier onboard

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Navy chief induction season is at full steam ahead, while navigating an unusual route this year. Induction kicked off with an Expectations Conference for spouses Aug. 7 at the Navy Operational Support Center and an Army Soldier has joined the chief selectees for the process; both firsts for Sailors at Fort Sam Houston.

  • Employee Assistance Counselor Ready To Listen

    Aug 27, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- He never expected his life to change, but he could not be more grateful that the Employee Assistance Program and Richard Lewis were there when it did.

  • Fort Bragg sports program keeps youth on right track, teaches character

    Aug 27, 2010

    Fort Bragg youth participate in Sports Authority, a Child, Youth and School Services fitness club that builds character as well as muscles. Sports Authority meets every Thursday, at 4:30 p.m., at Tolson Youth Activity Center. According to a program assistant at Tolson YAC, the aim is to make youth well-rounded, responsible citizens.

  • Employee saves more than 280 lives donating blood

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Larry Duch has donated more than 10 gallons of blood since his college days at Kansas State University. "In 1968, I was a freshman at K-State and they had a blood drive where if you donated blood you got a free pitcher of beer," he said. Duch, a contractor with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison operations, said he keeps donating blood for the people who are unable to donate.

  • Deftones pay back their fans at Fort Sam Houston

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Deftones, a Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling rock band from Sacramento, Calif., took time out of their tour schedule Aug. 21 to stop by the Fort Sam Houston Post Exchange for a meet and greet session before their sold-out concert at the AT&T Center Courtyard later that night.

  • AMCOM Chief Of Staff Joins Retirement Rolls

    Aug 27, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Quoting from the Bible's Proverbs and Jeremiah, the Aviation and Missile Command's chief of staff Col. Jeffrey Young said farewell to 26 years in the military during his retirement ceremony Friday.

  • Army Family Action Plan enlists help of Fort Bragg Families

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Sometimes a single suggestion can manifest a better quality of life for the military. This is the goal of the Army Family Action Plan, established in the early 1980s, which increases awareness of Armywide issues and funding for installation projects and programs.

  • Spirit of America rehearsals

    Aug 27, 2010

    More than 300 active duty Soldiers from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington are rehearsing this month for Spirit of America, which is coming to the cities of Pittsburgh, Pa., Highland Heights, Ky., and Grand Rapids, Mich., in September.

  • Growing Up To Chase Space Dream

    Aug 27, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The 13th annual Space and Missile Defense Conference drew about 1,100 paid attendees and about 270 exhibitors to the Von Braun Center Aug. 16-19 under the theme "Enabling Regional Warfighters."

  • Old school is gone, but not forgotten

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - While sitting on a stage before her speech, Annabelle Smith pointed out to a female Soldier, sitting with her legs crossed-ankle on knee, that she would have received demerits and an hour of guard duty for sitting like that when she was in the Women's Army Corps basic training because she wasn't sitting like a "lady."

  • Meeting of the minds on education

    Aug 27, 2010

    Col. Deborah B. Grays, U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) commander, speaks to members of the Georgia Department of Education (GDOE) Aug. 18 during a recognition ceremony at GDOE headquarters. Grays and Command Sgt. Maj. Karl Roberts, USAG command sergeant major, participated in the ceremony to thank the GDOE for their support to Soldiers and their Families throughout the years.

  • VAC wings Fort Bragg wounded warrior west

    Aug 27, 2010

    As evidence of the close relationship between the Fayetteville community and Fort Bragg, a local pilot volunteered to fly a Fort Bragg wounded warrior Aug. 17, from Grannis Field in Fayetteville to her niece's wedding in Enid, Okla., as part of the Veterans Airlift Command.

  • Fort Bragg youth attend leadership forum

    Aug 27, 2010

    If the next generation will one day lead America, then the Installation Management Command, Southeast Region, Youth Leadership Forum is the place where they will acquire the skills with which to do so. Two Fort Bragg youth attended the forum, held June 21 to 25 in Norcross, Ga. Hanha Hobson, 16, and Aleighia Stewart, 14, were nominated by Child, Youth and School Services staff to represent Fort Bragg.

  • Training noncommissioned officers weave professionalism into competition

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT MONROE, Va. (Aug. 26, 2010) - The top 11 of more than 700 advanced individual training platoon sergeants arrived here this week to compete in the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition, where Staff Sgt. Amanda Kokkonen, an AIT platoon sergeant with Alpha Company, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion, Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas, was named the winner.

  • Intern values lessons learned at Fort Riley DOL

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - While Dewayne Price was attending grad school in Georgia, the 26-year-old said he never thought he would be working in the civil-service sector. Price is currently working as a logistics management specialist intern for Fort Riley's Directorate of Logistics.

  • Army Medical Command community gathers for annual softball tournament

    Aug 27, 2010

    For more than 50 years, Soldiers and Family members across the Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) community have gathered to do battle on the softball diamond in the annual MEDCOM softball tournament. From Aug. 19 through Saturday, 11 men's teams and five women's teams took to the Lovejoy/Gerald Matthews Complex in Hampton to see which two would emerge as this year's champions.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' Soldiers compete for spot on 10-Miler Team

    Aug 27, 2010

    Runners compete a 10-mile course around WAAF, HI, Aug. 26 during the 25th ID team qualification run for the upcoming Army 10-Miler held this October in Washington D.C.

  • Third Army holds first FRG meeting at Shaw Air Force Base

    Aug 27, 2010

    With the transition to Shaw Air Force Base underway, Third Army/U.S. Army Central (Third Army) held its first Family Readiness Group (FRG) meeting at the Carolina Skies Club on Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 19. Establishing a firm foundation for the FRG program at Shaw Air Force Base will ensure Families receive the support needed as the command makes its move over the next year.

  • Installation 'Yard of the Month' winner honored

    Aug 27, 2010

    Gwendolyn Thompson, housing manager, USAG Department of Public Works, rewards 2nd Lt. Mau Jackson, OIC, G-2 systems, Third Army, with a plaque for work done to increase the beauty of his home. Col. Deborah B. Grays, USAG commander, said such work reflects well on the community.

  • Installation 'Yard of the Month' winners honored

    Aug 27, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Karl Roberts (left), and USAG commander, Col. Deborah B. Grays, right, congratulate Col. Jessie Farrington, assistant G-3, operations and aviation, FORSCOM, and his wife, Sandra, for the work they did to beautify their home on Staff Row. The couple planted multiple flowers and strung lights in their tree to brighten their home.

  • Survivor outreach 'near and dear' to JBLM volunteer's heart

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Tina Robbings spends about as much time in other people's offices as some do in their own. The difference is that they are getting paid, and she is not. Robbings donates time to several organizations, but the one she considers most meaningful is Survivor Outreach Services.

  • Installation honors 'Yard of the Month' winner

    Aug 27, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Karl Roberts (left), and USAG commander, Col. Deborah B. Grays present a Yard of the Month plaque and $270 worth of coupons to Tamra Konczey, wife of Lt. Col. Michael Konczey, aide de camp to Lt. Gen. William Webster, Third Army/U.S. Army Central (Third Army) commander. All winners received a plaque and coupon book.

  • Army leadership honor women in service

    Aug 27, 2010

    U.S. Army female leadership gathered at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Aug. 26, to celebrate Women's Equality Day on the 90th anniversary that women gained the right to vote.

  • New JBLM townhomes move-in ready

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The wait for new housing is over for some Joint Base Lewis-McChord families. Equity Residential hosted an Open House Aug. 18, inviting the community to experience brand- new, upgraded townhomes, which are available to those in grades O1 through O5 and E7 through E9.

  • Fort Knox veterans share Vietnam experiences

    Aug 27, 2010

    The Vietnam War ended in 1975. But for many veterans, the 10-year conflict still lives in their minds as if it happened only yesterday.

  • Most Improved Yard of the Month

    Aug 27, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Karl Roberts (left), and USAG commander, Col. Deborah B. Grays, present Col. Steve Horosko, deputy surgeon, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), a plaque for most improved yard.

  • 2010 Customer Service Assessment

    Aug 27, 2010

    Take the 2010 Fort Jackson Customer Survey.

  • Commentary: Make recycling your mission, too

    Aug 27, 2010

    We live in a throw-away world. The average American family seems to produce a house-sized pile of trash every year. When we can all see the limitations of our resources, it defies logic and simple common sense to continue our wasteful ways. A big part of the solution is here and it's easy - recycling.

  • JBLM officials point out dangers of 'spice'

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The message is clear: Be aware and steer clear of "spice." Joint Base Lewis-McChord Force Protection Division is warning military members against the use and possession of an intoxicant that has become the subject of much debate in civilian circles.

  • I Corps re-shifts its focus to Pacific

    Aug 27, 2010

    With news of the sinking of a South Korean navy vessel less than five months old, this year's annual exercise, Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2010, is a timely reminder of I Corps' defense commitments to the country's Asian-Pacific allies.

  • Courtesy patrols to maintain good community relations

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Being proactive and maintaining strong community relationships provide the focus for "courtesy patrols" being instituted Thursday.

  • Community programs help JBLM Soldiers transition to workforce

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Whether returning from a deployment or re-entering the civilian workforce, service members have a lot of decisions to make. There are dozens of organizations on Joint Base Lewis-McChord designed to help transitioning service members, and the help doesn't stop there.

  • JBLM CDC students learn about 'three R's'

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - There's an Earth-friendly movement afoot at Child Development Centers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. A team of sustainability experts is partnering with the CDCs to deliver a simple message: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

  • Make Labor Day weekend Family time

    Aug 27, 2010

    By this time next week, many of us will be enjoying our long Labor Day weekend. We'll be celebrating America's work force as we've been doing since Congress granted the holiday more than 116 years ago: by enjoying cookouts, lakes, football and other forms of relaxation. However, while you're thinking of "time off," remember to think of "Family time."

  • Hurricane Katrina response: National Guard's 'finest hour'

    Aug 27, 2010

    Aug. 29 marks the fifth anniversary of what has been described as the "finest hour" in the National Guard's near 400-year history by the former chief of the National Guard Bureau.

  • First steps in a new direction: pre-k begins

    Aug 27, 2010

    Monday was a day of firsts for children and teachers alike on Fort McPherson, as the 2010 Child, Youth and School Services pre-kindergarten class kicked off its new school year. The school year will be based on formulas that have proven successful over the years in transforming children into outstanding citizens, said Victoria Barrera, pre-k teacher.

  • IMCOM West CSM visits Fort Riley to honor USAG NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - "It is often stated that the right person in the right place at the right time can make a difference," said Command Sgt. Maj. Terry Braddock, command sergeant major, Installation Management Command - West Region. "It's quite evident when you move around this installation and see everything that goes on and then what's happening behind the scenes." Braddock visited Fort Riley Aug. 26 to spend some time with Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Mann and also to recognize the awardees of the Garrison Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for IMCOM - West.

  • Fort Bragg 'Survivor' celebrity turns 10th anniversary bash into a tropical paradise

    Aug 27, 2010

    The Fort Bragg South Post Commissary celebrated its 10th anniversary on July 29, with a special appearance by "Sassy" Sandra Diaz-Twine, the crowned "queen" of Survivor, a popular reality television show featuring contestants who battle for $1 million in exotic locations around the world. Diaz-Twine holds the two-time Survivor title, a feat unmatched by any other contestant on the show. Diaz-Twine is a Fayetteville resident and the wife of a Fort Bragg Soldier deployed to Afghanistan.

  • Presidio of Monterey child-care fees to standardize

    Aug 27, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Beginning Oct. 1, most Presidio of Monterey families will see an increase in their child-care fees, while others will see a reduction and some will see no change in fees for school year 2010-2011. This is a result of a new Department of Defense policy.

  • Fort Bragg Families get treated to Sizzlin' Saturday at Smith Lake

    Aug 27, 2010

    Sizzlin' Saturday made waves over the weekend with a Family-friendly celebration at Smith Lake. Beach babes, sweatin' Soldiers and sandy toddlers took to the waters for some afternoon fun that included canoeing, swimming and tossing around the beach ball. The free event lasted from 3 to 11 p.m. and took full advantage of the hot sunrays and warm summer night.

  • AMC commander, CSM visit USASAC

    Aug 27, 2010

    Gen. Ann Dunwoody, commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger visited the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command offices at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Aug. 25. During their visit they received a short command brief and spent the remainder of their time meeting with USASAC employees.

  • Fort Bragg Families of the fallen grieve among new friends

    Aug 27, 2010

    Band of brothers' is a term we've come to understand and connect with the Army. That same sense of brotherhood and sisterhood is the glue that bonds survivors of fallen Soldiers within the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. On Saturday, nearly 250 survivors within the Fort Bragg community, spouses, parents, siblings and children, converged on the grounds of the Pinehurst Golf Resort for a weekend of remembrance.

  • Haitian Community Celebrates U.S. Army South's New Horizons Mission

    Aug 27, 2010

    The local Haitian community gathered at the Mandrin School site to celebrate the new school Task Force Kout Men troops built as a part of New Horizons - Haiti 2010 Aug. 22. U.S. Army South's New Horizons engineering mission has a goal of completing construction on three new schools and renovations on two other schools.

  • Gold Griffin medics conduct casualty evacuation training

    Aug 27, 2010

    Honing their skills in casualty evacuation, route reconnaissance, communication, triage and treatment of patients, medical personnel with Company C, 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team conducted casualty evacuation training over the course of three days.

  • Fort Bragg wounded warrior returns to duty as a military working dog handler

    Aug 27, 2010

    December 26, 2007 is a day Sgt. Chris Burrell, a military working dog handler from the 108th Military Police Company, 16th MP Brigade, will never forget. During a tour in Iraq, three explosively formed penetrators pierced his vehicle, one of them severing his left leg above the knee during a patrol in Baghdad. Now he has a new date to remember - July 8, the day he reported back to duty at the Fort Bragg kennels and to the job he loves.

  • Lean Six Sigma Program saves Fort Bragg money

    Aug 27, 2010

    In today's struggling economy, Fort Bragg has implemented a program that has saved the Army more than $90 million in the last four years. The Lean Six Sigma program is designed to manage output and the quality of output. Under LSS, money is viewed as calculated savings. The savings are defined in terms of cost savings, cost avoidance and operational benefits.

  • Fayetteville mayor reflects on his city's growth into a 'Military Sanctuary City'

    Aug 27, 2010

    While other municipalities are adjusting to the closing of longtime neighboring military installations, Fayetteville is adjusting to a Fort Bragg that is staying and expanding. The city of Fayetteville and Fort Bragg are committed to continuing to focus on community relationships to ensure high quality of life for Soldiers, Families and civilians.

  • Fort Bragg 'green' officer selected as range manager of the year

    Aug 27, 2010

    Bill Edwards, the Fort Bragg installation range officer who recently won the 2010 Installation Management Command range manager of the year award, constantly seeks to optimize resources for cost-saving projects in support of the Army's strategic goals and objectives while protecting the environment to ensure the sustainability of Fort Bragg.

  • 2010 GovEnergy conference brings feds, private sector together to work energy issues

    Aug 27, 2010

    This year's GovEnergy workshop and tradeshow at the Dallas Convention Center, Aug. 15-18, hosted nearly 4,000 attendees and more than 300 speakers from the private and public sector including Army energy managers and senior leadership all working o reduce carbon emissions and make use of renewable and alternative energy sources.

  • Army names Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year

    Aug 27, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Amanda Kokkonen, an advanced individual training platoon sergeant with Alpha Company, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion, Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas, was named the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year.

  • Fort Knox veterans share Vietnam experiences: Ireland doctor did his duty, would do it again

    Aug 27, 2010

  • Kickin' it combatives style at Fort Benning

    Aug 27, 2010

    Although the dreaded tap-out may be an option during a U.S. Army Combatives tournament, it's not an option in combat. There is no timeout in combat; there is no second chance. And despite what some critics may think, the Modern Army Combatives Program is not a reinvention of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The program is saving lives.

  • Signal officers win 'Apps for the Army' contest

    Aug 27, 2010

    Maj. Gregory Motes, Capt. Christopher Braunstein and Capt. Stacey Osborn assigned to Fort Gordon developed a mobile phone application that explains the program, and it won first place in the "Apps For the Army" contest.

  • DOD funding military construction projects, Knox building Warrior Transition Complex

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - According to the Warrior Transition Command, the Army continues to work with the Department of Defense leadership and Congress to fund military construction projects.

  • Soldiers deploy under "Operation New Dawn"

    Aug 27, 2010

    "These are the first troops from Fort Gordon to participate in Operation New Dawn," said Edmonson, commander of the 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion. On Saturday, 110 members of the 63rd's Company B, departed to Iraq after a ceremony at Gym 3.

  • They're Back

    Aug 27, 2010

    Standalone photo captures the personal welcome home received by Sgt. Jason Sanders

  • Soldiers come home with multiple titles

    Aug 27, 2010

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit completed one of the unit's most successful runs in recent years at the 2010 National Rifle and Pistol Championship, winning multiple individual and team championships, setting national records, and upholding the unit's reputation as the "Home of Champions."

  • Sacramento District completes levee upgrades, reopens Guy West bridge

    Aug 27, 2010

    After five weeks of continuous levee improvement construction, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District reopened the Guy West Bridge at California State University-Sacramento to pedestrian and bicycle traffic Aug. 23.

  • Patton Museum reflects changing culture on installation

    Aug 27, 2010

    The Patton Museum is a microcosm of the changes occurring throughout Fort Knox

  • The Chief of the Office of Legislative Liaison visits JFHQ-NCR/MDW

    Aug 27, 2010

    The Chief of the Office of Legislative Liaison visits JFHQ-NCR/MD

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    Aug 27, 2010

    September 2010 Soldiers magazine

  • Rapid resolution therapy

    Aug 27, 2010

    Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious and often hard-to-treat condition. It can affect the lives of Soldiers and their loved ones severely and can interfere with daily life. Finding the right treatment can greatly improve a Soldier's quality of life.

  • 'Herd' of Buffalo protect Soldiers

    Aug 27, 2010

    Each day across vast stretches of Iraq and Afghanistan, convoys leave the wire with a vital mission: route clearance. Soldiers assigned to this mission work to assure the mobility and resupply of forces. Riding in highly sophisticated and ultra-protected vehicles, route clearance teams go where others fear to tread, deliberately hunting for landmines and improvised explosive devices.

  • Surviving sexual assault

    Aug 27, 2010

    First Sgt. Angela Isles hated the military for a long time. She was angry, bitter and scared because of a dark secret she tried to bury when she was an 18-year-old and in the Air Force-a secret that destroyed her life and ultimately drove her to join the Army, and make a rank she could use to protect other young servicemembers.

  • Philippines Air Force receives helicopter engines via Foreign Military Sales

    Aug 27, 2010

    USASAC and AMCOM SAMD recently facilitated a Foreign Military Sale of 20 refurbished MD-520 helicopter engines to the Philippine Air Force.

  • Soldier becomes 'master' of educational opportunities

    Aug 27, 2010

    Graduate school was something Maj. Jason Waggoner had always wanted to check off his list. But between his busy career as an infantry officer (and later, a public affairs officer) with the 101st Airborne Division, repeated deployments and Family commitments, it proved difficult to find the time.

  • Schwerpunkt at Fismette, August 27, 1918

    Aug 27, 2010

    28th Infantry Division on the Western Front.

  • Demystifying the Post-9/11 GI Bill

    Aug 27, 2010

    On June 30, 2008, the president signed the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008-also known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which is a benefits program for servicemembers who served on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Fort McCoy DPTMS hosts Threat Management Team Conference

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Fort McCoy Directorate of Plans Training Mobilization and Security (DPTMS) hosted the second annual Threat Management Team (TMT) Conference Aug. 12. David Cochran, chief, DPTMS Security Branch said the event highlighted the need to form partnerships with intelligence-, security-, law-enforcement and emergency-management assets at the local, state and federal levels. The purpose of the conference was to facilitate networking, enhance the knowledge of the TMT members, and continue to build an intelligence nexus designed to mutually support the fight against terrorism and other threats at all levels within the southwestern Wisconsin region.

  • Engineer Soldiers deploy new surveying equipment during training at Fort McCoy

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Pairs of Soldiers from the 176th Engineer Brigade walked along cantonment streets and fields and through the wooded areas on the training lanes at Fort McCoy - one Soldier carrying a pole with an oblong ball on the tip, the other Soldier with a hand-held device. The Texas Army National Guard Soldiers were training to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The technical engineer surveyors used new Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment to read information from an orbiting satellite and record it on the hand-held device. The data is loaded to a computer program and system, which, in turn, allows surveyors to calculate positions within one centimeter.

  • Fort McCoy to again represent IMCOM-Northeast Region in Army food service competition

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- For the second consecutive year, a Fort McCoy dining facility will represent the Installation Management Command-Northeast Region in the Philip A. Connelly Award food service competition.

  • CSTX 2010 at Fort McCoy prepares Soldiers for deployments

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The U.S. Army Reserve has a five-year cycle for preparing, training and scheduling a unit for deployment. Under the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) program units are scheduled to be mobilized for one year and be home for four. During those four years home, however, the units constantly are training and gaining manpower for that year of deployment. A large part of that is the training each unit conducts. The Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) 2010 at Fort McCoy is designed for units in their fourth year of the ARFORGEN cycle. This means each unit participating in the exercise is slated to be deployed at some point in the upcoming year.

  • Fort McCoy garrison town hall meetings address strategic planning, Installation Management Campaign

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser recently hosted two town hall meetings to provide the garrison work force with information about the outcomes of Fort McCoy's recently concluded strategic-planning process, to discuss the purpose of and the performance requirements associated with the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Installation Management Campaign Plan (IMCP), and to preview the upcoming Army Communities of Excellence (ACOE)/Campaign Plan Self Assessment. A total of nearly 400 personnel attended the two sessions held Aug. 11.

  • Military spouse raises awareness of ataxia

    Aug 27, 2010

    Some Families need extra strength during deployments, while others need extra strength for life. Sheryl Sad, wife of Spc. Mark Sad, 277th Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, found herself needing extra strength for daily activities.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers graduate Warrior Leader Course

    Aug 27, 2010

    Fort Drum community members gathered Aug. 18 at the Multipurpose Auditorium as Soldiers became leaders during Warrior Leader Course graduation.

  • ARRA: Wetlands built by Corps of Engineers provide habitat, runoff filtration

    Aug 27, 2010

    Thanks to a partnership between the Norfolk District and the City of Chesapeake, and ARRA funding, nearly an acre of land has returned to its natural state.

  • The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, Joint Base Balad, Iraq

    Aug 27, 2010

    What is it' The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) is the single face to the field for Army Materiel Command (AMC) sustainment logistics forming a Materiel Enterprise in Iraq, Kuwait, and Qatar that integrates acquisition, logistics, and technology to protect, equip, and sustain the warfighter. The 402nd AFSB works hand-in-hand with United States Forces - Iraq, the 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, and the 1st Theater Support Command (TSC) to provide unparalleled operational and strategic support to the warfighter.

  • 16th CAB to support Pakistan flood relief

    Sep 28, 2011

    Soldiers and helicopters of the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade are preparing to rapidly deploy in support of U.S. Government humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in Pakistan.

  • Award-winning "My Training Tab" helps make U.S. Army training resources easier to find, m

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - In the past, Soldiers and commanders searched through multiple websites to find class options, training record details and other U.S. Army training tools and information.

  • 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year: Day 2 Photos

    Aug 26, 2010

    The second day of the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition had the 11 competitors teach physical fitness exercises to new Soldiers, complete written exams and essays, teach combatives and appear before a board of senior noncommissioned officers. The winner of the second annual competition will be named Friday, Aug. 27 at 9:00 a.m. at Continental Park on Fort Monroe, Va. The ceremony is free and open to the public. View Day 1 photos here: http://www.army.mil/-slideshows/2010/08/25/44216-2010-ait-platoon-sergeant-of-the-year-day-1-photos/index.html

  • Spirit of America Prepares for the Road

    Aug 26, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commanding general, U.S. Army Military District of Washington and Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, validates the 2010 Spirit of America show Aug. 26, 2010.

  • Providers manage traffic flow through Iraq

    Aug 26, 2010

    The Highway Traffic Division with the 49th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) coordinates their routes and convoy travel times to reduce possible delays due to traffic congestion.

  • Corps' Sacramento District conducts walkthrough of FUDS site

    Aug 26, 2010

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District representatives led members of the Hamilton Restoration Advisory Board on a walkthrough of a cleanup project at the former Hamilton Army Airfield Aug. 19.

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