Archive: Aug 2010

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  • Advise and Assist Brigade: A familiar unit with a new mission in Iraq

    Aug 25, 2010

    The U.S. Army has seen significant technological, doctrinal and structural changes within the past decade. The latest adaptation, turning brigade combat teams into advise and assist brigades, reflects tremendous developments in the Iraqi Security Forces and a major change in emphasis for U.S. Soldiers in Iraq.

  • Groups examine healthcare at conference

    Aug 25, 2010

    Stakeholders met Aug. 13-14 in Basra to discuss the state of healthcare in Iraq, which in the last few years has improved in some geographic areas, but remains a pressing concern, especially in most rural communities.

  • Millard assumes CBMS Joint Program Manager post from Williams

    Aug 25, 2010

  • End-of-summer bash held at lake

    Aug 25, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Fort Sill Cannoneer's Notes (0)Notes About Fort Sill Cannoneer (0)Browse Notes Friends' Notes (0)Pages' Notes (0)My Notes (0)My Drafts (0)Notes About Me (0)Subscribe Fort Sill Cannoneer's Notes ReportWrite a NoteLETRA hosts summer bashby Fort Sill Cannoneer on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 1:43pm By Monica Wood It was brutally hot, but there were still teams competing in the Amazing Fitness Race, kids building sand castles and teams tugging on a rope at the 95 Days of Summer Finale and Beach Party Aug. 14 at Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation on Fort Sill, Okla. The rubber ducks didn't mind the triple digit temperature as they coasted down the water slides, and most of the people at LETRA managed to stay cool by staying in or near the water.

  • USAG Fort Detrick commander meets employees at town hall

    Aug 25, 2010

    Approximately 200 people gathered Tuesday in Fort Detrick's Strough Auditorium for a town hall meeting with Col. Judith Robinson, USAG Fort Detrick commander.

  • All-Army men rally from 0-4 hole to Armed Forces Basketball silver

    Aug 25, 2010

    All-Army men rally from 0-4 hole to Armed Forces Basketball silver

  • Five NCOS get inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Aug 25, 2010

    Five USASMDC/ARSTRAT Soldiers were inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club at the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference Aug. 17 in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Hiring Improvement Training held for supervisors and managers at Ft. McNair

    Aug 25, 2010

    Howard Seamens, project lead, Office of the Secretary of

  • Fort Leonard Wood hosts suicide prevention workshop

    Aug 25, 2010

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Aug. 25, 2010) -- Thirty-five Soldiers of the Missouri National Guard attended a two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training to develop their suicide intervention and prevention awareness, Aug. 18 - 19, at the Installation Chaplain's Office.

  • CG toasts Warfighters

    Aug 25, 2010

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Attendees of the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference saluted Warfighters with a toast during a reception at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 18.

  • Blacksmiths forge new standard at gunnery

    Aug 25, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - For the first time in the 1st Cavalry Division's history, a brigade support battalion is conducting gunnery.

  • Besmaya Combat Training Center, Iraq

    Aug 25, 2010

    Various photos at the Besmaya Combat Training Center, Iraq

  • U.S.-German joint infantry training gets Soldiers ready

    Aug 25, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - Soldiers from the German Support Unit Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) and U.S. Army Soldiers from 39th Signal Battalion, 128th Signal Company, the SHAPE Health Clinic, U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen and U.S. Army Garrison Benelux partnered together during a joint training operation on SHAPE and at Camp Elsenborn in Belgium August 12, 17 and 18.

  • JBM-HH hosts 2010 Armed Forces Basketball Tournament

    Aug 25, 2010

    The opening ceremony for the Armed Forces menAca,!a,,cs and womenAca,!a,,cs basketball tournament was held Aug. 16 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson HallAca,!a,,cs Conmy Hall.

  • All-Army men rally from 0-4 hole to Armed Forces Basketball silver

    Aug 25, 2010

    Members of the All-Army men's basketball team nearly came to blows before they came together to win the silver medal at the 2010 Armed Forces Basketball Championships.

  • Philip A. Connelly Awards Program Evaluator Workshop

    Aug 25, 2010

    Each year, from October to December, evaluators travel the globe to obtain first-hand knowledge of how Army food service personnel perform their jobs. Winners and runners-up are recognized in the categories of large and small garrisons, along with Active Army, Reserve and National Guard field kitchens.

  • deputy Commanding General for Support, U.S. Forces-Iraq visits Umm Qasr

    Aug 25, 2010

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  • Civilian, military leaders: Guard is America's solution in changing times

    Aug 25, 2010

    Civilian and military leaders said here on Saturday that the National Guard is America's solution in a time of constrained budgets, increased missions and the necessity of developing greater partnership capacity.

  • Pentagon urges employees to 'leap' into fitness

    Aug 25, 2010

    The Pentagon has adopted a new civilian employee fitness challenge that officials say is not only good for employees and the Defense Department, but also for the nation.

  • Army training helps Talon Soldier save life

    Aug 25, 2010

  • Iron Rakkasans clear insurgent staging areas, known weapons cache sites

    Aug 25, 2010

    In an effort to cripple insurgent activities in the area, Soldiers from Scout Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, recently searched known weapons cache sites and suspected insurgent safe houses and staging areas in the Mata Khan District of Paktika Province.

  • ISAF commander visits FOB Salerno

    Aug 25, 2010

    Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division received a visit from the International Assistance Force commander, U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, at Forward Operating Base Salerno Aug. 19.

  • Iron Rakkasans provide security for peace jirga

    Aug 25, 2010

    More than 600 Afghan elders, government officials and concerned locals gathered at Forward Operating Base Kahyr Khot Castle in the Zarghun Shar District for a peace jirga 18 Aug.

  • Task Force No Slack fights off attack

    Aug 25, 2010

    Task Force No Slack moves during an Aug. 18 attack against troops visiting the village of Spinkay in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province. One U.S. Army Soldier was wounded during the insurgent attack, which included the use of mortars, small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades against International Security Assistance and Afghan National Security Forces. (Photos by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment).

  • Troops build goodwill with Afghans by steps

    Aug 25, 2010

    It does not take long for the kids to show up. When Afghan and International Security Assistance Forces set foot in a community in eastern Afghanistan, they become objects of fascination to question, shake hands with and watch.

  • Special clinic treats Soldiers with special injuries

    Aug 25, 2010

    Insurgent attacks, improvised explosive devices and even vehicle rollovers are all common threats on today's battlefield that can cause a variety of injuries to Soldiers. Some of the most common injuries are easy to recognize such as broken bones, bullet and shrapnel wounds. But there is another common injury, mild traumatic brain injury, which is much more difficult to spot, but still potentially life-threatening.

  • Team of Soldiers drop supplies from the skies

    Aug 25, 2010

    With the constant threat of improvised explosive devices and insurgent attacks, as well as few usable roads and treacherous mountain passes, getting necessary supplies to troops at some of Afghanistan's most remote posts and bases can prove both challenging and deadly.

  • Biometrics: Giving Afghans an identity

    Aug 25, 2010

  • Functional Area 50

    Aug 24, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Functional Area 50 (FA50) Force Management professionals turn doctrine and requirements into capabilities by allocating resources and fielding equipment to fill those requirements. FA50 professionals work on division and higher staffs, and they work closely with combatant commanders to create mission-ready, campaign-quality expeditionary forces.

  • Literacy key to developing Afghan security forces

    Aug 24, 2010

    The Army's top man in charge of the NATO training mission in Afghanistan told bloggers and the Pentagon press corps Aug. 23 that the three major elements he's focused on that are needed to grow and sustain a professional Afghan National Security Force -- leader development, literacy and addressing losses through attrition -- are paying off.

  • Retired military leaders worry recruit population is 'Too Fat to Fight'

    Aug 24, 2010

    A study initiated by more than 100 retired generals and admirals claims that being overweight or obese is the leading medical reason why potential recruits fail to qualify for military service.

  • ANP staff colleges created, issues still linger

    Aug 24, 2010

    The best resource for forming and training a well-qualified Afghan National Police force is "time," said the Italian general responsible for recruiting and training the security forces who will protect Afghan citizens once the international coalition is gone.

  • Fort Monroe shares school liaison award

    Aug 24, 2010

    FORT MONROE, Va. -- A local school and community partnership, led by 10 school liaison officers who make up the Joint Military Services School Liaison Committee of Hampton Roads, Va., won exemplary honors at the 12th Annual Military Child Education Coalition Conference.

  • Fort Monroe NEC garners three technology awards

    Aug 24, 2010

    Fort Monroe Network Enterprise Center wins 2010 NEC of the Year Award in the continental U.S. small category

  • 1st AAB conducts humanitarian aid drop in Iraq

    Aug 24, 2010

    The advent of Operation New Dawn will mean business as usual for some Soldiers -- especially those already well versed in conducting humanitarian missions.

  • GovEnergy conference

    Aug 24, 2010

    This yearAca,!a,,cs GovEnergy workshop and tradeshow, held Aug. 15 through 18 at the Dallas Convention Center, hosted nearly 4,000 attendees and more than 300 speakers, including Army energy managers and senior leadership.

  • Deputy CG bids farewell

    Aug 24, 2010

    Brig. Gen. LaWarren V. Patterson, who served as the second-in-command for the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) since October 2008, left to take command of the 7th Signal Command (Theater) in Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know 1st Sgt. William E. Murphy

    Aug 24, 2010

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know 1st Sgt. William E. Murphy

  • CSM Carey Retirement Ceremony

    Aug 24, 2010

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) provides ceremonial support in a Special NCO Retirement Ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis M. Carey at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall on August 20.

  • SMD Conference Recognizes Soldiers, Technology

    Aug 24, 2010

    The command participates in the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference.

  • Special NCO Retirement Ceremony

    Aug 24, 2010

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) provides ceremonial support in a Special NCO Retirement Ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis M. Carey at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall on August 20.

  • Soldiers help deliver mobility to Iraqi children

    Aug 24, 2010

    Some previously immobile children in Iraq are getting a taste of independence now thanks to generous donors and a time commitment by some within United States Division-Center.

  • USAG Brussels welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    Aug 24, 2010

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Command Sgt. Maj. Robert G. Lehtonen II has never served in a garrison but he sees it as just another challenge in a 25-year Army career that has seen him grow from an 18-year old Field Artilleryman to a senior noncommissioned officer and combat veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Lehtonen is the new command sergeant major at U.S. Army Garrison Brussels. He comes to the assignment after serving as the battalion command sergeant major of 4th Battalion 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Georgia church donates toys to Iraqis; 1st AAB, 3rd ID, USD-C distributes

    Aug 24, 2010

    On Aug. 10, Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st AAB along with Soldiers from 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st AAB, handed out food, supplies and toys donated by First Baptist Church in Richmond Hill, Ga., located near Fort Stewart, Ga., home to part of the 3rd Inf. Div.

  • Detroit Arsenal Receives Neighborhood Environmental Partner Award

    Aug 24, 2010

    USAG DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. -- The U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal and its community partners recently received the State of Michigan Department of Natural Resources Neighborhood Environmental Partners Program Award for their outstanding commitment to environmental community outreach.

  • Stuttgart CYSS offers skateboarders a gnarly time

    Aug 24, 2010

    Instead of sleeping in on one of the last Saturdays of the summer, 16 boys got up early to do what they love to do: ride skateboards. They turned out for the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Child, Youth and School Services' German-American skateboard competition, held Aug. 21 in BAfAPblingen.

  • SOCEUR enables Poland Special Ops intelligence effort

    Aug 24, 2010

    Human intelligence is critical and key to Special Operations Forces missions. Knowing how to collect, analyze and debrief information is particularly important for intelligence Soldiers when providing integral data to commanders and operators on the ground. In an effort to increase the intelligence gathering capability of the Poland Special Operations Forces Command, experts from U.S. Special Operations Command Europe conducted a two-week symposium held Aug. 3-12 at Panzer Kaserne.

  • Detroit Arsenal selected as Clean Corporate Citizen

    Aug 24, 2010

    USAG-DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. - The U.S. Army Garrison - Detroit Arsenal has been selected as a Clean Corporate Citizen by the State of Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment for the fourth consecutive year.

  • Stuttgart FMWR helps MPs dive into adventure

    May 25, 2011

    STUTTGART, Germany -- It wasn't a typical day at the office.

  • 'Sailing, Sailing:' USAG Stuttgart VBS takes children on Bible voyage

    Aug 24, 2010

    School wasn't in session, but 340 children flooded the halls of two Stuttgart military community schools this summer to learn - about the Bible. The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Vacation Bible School, sponsored by the USAG Stuttgart Religious Support Office, was held July 26-30 at Patch Elementary School and Aug. 2-6 at Robinson Barracks Elementary/Middle School.

  • Army Africa officers present Military Decision Making Process seminar in Botswana

    Aug 24, 2010

    Two U.S. Army Africa officers conducted a Military Decision Making Process seminar for Botswana Defense Force leaders Aug. 2-6 in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana.

  • 28 Iraqi Army Soldiers graduate from mobile kitchen course

    Aug 24, 2010

    Twenty-eight Iraqi Army Soldiers graduated from the Mobile Kitchen Trailer and Mobile Bakery Trailer Course at Camp Taji, Aug. 22.

  • APG celebrates women's equality

    Aug 24, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Community members gathered to observe Women's Equality Day at the Edgewood Conference Center here Aug. 23.

  • Spirit of America takes Soldier history to public

    Aug 24, 2010

    The 2010 edition of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Spirit of America is gearing up for a regional tour that begins in September.

  • Finance course teaches mind over money

    Aug 24, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- Shay Edwards was broke and at the end of his rope.

  • Civil Air Patrol cadet flight takes off in Stuttgart

    Aug 24, 2010

    This fall, the Stuttgart military community will have its own Civil Air Patrol cadet flight.

  • As troops leave, choppers stay

    Aug 24, 2010

    As U.S. combat troops leave Iraq, the helicopters are sticking around.

  • 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' feedback sought from spouses

    Aug 24, 2010

    Pentagon officials today mailed out 150,000 new "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" surveys, this time seeking input from military spouses about the potential repeal of the law that bars gay men and lesbians from serving openly, officials said.

  • 'Training' equals 'Transition' in Afghanistan, general says

    Aug 24, 2010

    The training of Afghan security forces is a vital aspect in the American-led war strategy there, the U.S. commander charged with overseeing Afghan training said during a video news conference from his headquarters in Afghanistan.

  • Afghanistan finally gets needed resources, Biden says

    Aug 24, 2010

    Any talk of coalition forces being unable to succeed in Afghanistan is premature, given that they are just beginning to get all the troops and equipment that President Barack Obama's strategy there calls for, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday.

  • Stuttgart MPs receive deployment awards

    Aug 24, 2010

    Lt. Col. Roger P. Hedgepeth, 709th Military Police Battalion commander, pins an Army Commendation Medal on Sgt. Edward Hinsberger, a 554th Military Police Company Soldier in 2nd Platoon, during an awards ceremony held July 26 in the Panzer Fitness Center. The 554th MP Co. returned from a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan in May. During the ceremony, Staff Sgt. Joseph Haskell received a Bronze Star and an ARCOM with V device for his actions during a fire fight when his vehicle was hit by an IED in November 2009; 129 Soldiers received ARCOMs, 14 Soldiers received the Bronze Star for service, and four received the Military Service Medal.

  • The road to becoming a financial counselor

    Aug 24, 2010

    Bethy Vallejo, a Camp Darby spouse, is awarded a Military Spouse Fellowship which results in a new career path for her.

  • Tea and teen topics

    Aug 23, 2010

    IMCOM command staff tour of Alaska Army installations brought Sarah Lynch to Fort Wainwright. Family member teens and spouses chatted with Mrs. Lynch about the unique environment here, their issues and their successes while enjoying refreshments at the youth center.

  • Past Veterans meet with the newest Vets

    Aug 23, 2010

    Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division stopped into the Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home for some lunch with veterans of our nation's previous conflicts along with some spouses of those more refined heroes from our great country. Col. Scott McKean, commander of the Highlander Brigade felt so strongly about the visit and the members of the home, that he wanted to give them a special gift and reaffirm a commitment between the home and the Highlander Brigade.

  • All-Army women take gold at basketball championship

    Aug 23, 2010

    Sgt. April Cromartie-Green led the womenAca,!a,,cs All-Army basketball team with 17 points and eight rebounds to a 56-53 victory over Navy in the 2010 Armed Forces Basketball Championships on Aug. 22 at Fort Myer, Va.

  • Taking on Eagle Tower: Soldiers develop confidence, teamwork

    Aug 23, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers in their second week of basic combat training took a first crack at Sand Hill's Eagle Tower Aug. 17.

  • 191st Soldiers Cross into functional fitness

    Aug 23, 2010

    A two day CrossFit level 1 certification course was offered to Soldiers of the 191st Infantry Brigade on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., at the McVeigh Sports & Fitness Center, Aug. 18-19.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center provides Valet Parking for its Patients

    Aug 23, 2010

  • Operation 'Move Iron' gets Soldiers, weapons, home quick

    Aug 23, 2010

    Soldiers with the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, 653rd Readiness Support Group, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, have answered the call to get troops home as quickly as possible by conducting Operation Move Iron.

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    Aug 23, 2010

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  • Infantry chief gets star

    Aug 23, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The U.S. Army Infantry School has a brand new star. COL Bryan Owens, the organization's commandant since October, was promoted to brigadier general Aug. 16 in a ceremony at the Benning Conference Center.

  • 1812 Concert

    Aug 23, 2010

    The U.S. Army Drill Team and Presidential Salute Battery of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) provides Ceremonial Support for the Fort Meade 1812 Concert to the Nation at Fort Meade, Maryland on Aug. 21.

  • U.S., Polish Soldiers hone POLSOFCOM intelligence capability

    Aug 23, 2010

    Experts from U.S. Special Operations Command Europe conducted a two-week symposium Aug. 3 - 12 at Panzer Barracks as part of an effort to increase the intelligence gathering capability of the Poland Special Operations Forces Command.

  • Third Army focuses on Families

    Aug 23, 2010

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

  • 235 Years of Army Medicine: Bringing Value... Inspiring Trust

    Aug 23, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> This year marks the 235th anniversary of Army Medicine, beginning with the Continental Congress establishing a hospital department on July 27 1775. This rudimentary medical support system, initially staffed by contract physicians holding no military rank, grew into today's Army Medical Department.

  • On the Job at Tobyhanna

    Aug 23, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, PA. - Environmental experts are helping to keep Tobyhanna Army Depot one of the greenest industrial facilities in the Defense Department. Tobyhanna has earned numerous awards for its environmental, natural resource conservation and hazardous material reduction program. Its green roof initiative has reduced heating and cooling costs while extending the life of the roofs on which vegetative roofs have been installed. Employees in the Industrial Risk Management Directorate's Environmental Management Division assess the depot's impact to the environment and continuously seek process improvements to protect the environment. They manage all facets of environmental programs such as Clean Air, Clean Drinking Water, Pest Management, Solid Waste, Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know, Energy Conservation, and Hazardous Materials. Staff members here also ensure Tobyhanna stays in compliance with federal, state, local, and Army regulations by performing inspections, writing procedures, and reviewing construction projects and equipment purchases. Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest full-service Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) maintenance and logistics support facility in the Department of Defense. Employees repair, overhaul and fabricate electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces. The depot is the Army Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for Communications-Electronics, Avionics, and Missile Guidance and Control Systems and the Air Force Technology Repair Center (TRC) for ground communications and electronics. About 5,700 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control, computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.

  • Eastman Park and Amphiteater now open

    Aug 23, 2010

    Dedication ceremony was highlighted by a Chuck Mangione concert in the new outdoor amphitheater.

  • Army engineers to discuss emerging C4ISR technologies

    Aug 23, 2010

    U.S. Army scientists and engineers will conduct a series of roundtables to discuss emerging technologies and capabilities for the Warfighter, during the Team C4ISR Joint Symposium and Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center, Aug. 25-26.

  • Employees honored at Presidio Garrison quarterly presentation

    Aug 23, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio's Garrison Awards Ceremony recognized the hard work, dedication and achievements of the garrison work force.

  • Soldiers, Families take part in Force Protection Day

    Aug 23, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division held a special Force Protection Day, here, at the Palmer Theater and the battalion's motor pool to raise safety awareness for all Soldiers and Family members, Aug. 20.

  • Rail Gunners compete for top shot

    Aug 23, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- The best rifle and pistol shooters from the 41st Fires Brigade competed for top marksman bragging rights at the North Fort Hood Delta Rifle Range, here, Aug. 18.

  • 63rd ESB hosts prayer breakfast

    Aug 23, 2010

    With every deployment there are checklists filled with important tasks that must be accomplished before the all important, "Go" is given for a mission. Soldiers of Company B, 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion and their chaplain, Capt. Brian Minietta, considered breaking bread with one another in a prayer breakfast held Aug. 11 at the Gordon Club as one of those essential tasks.

  • The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" Celebrates One of Its Own at Retirement Ceremony

    Aug 23, 2010

    The U.S. Army Band Aca,!A"PershingAca,!a,,cs OwnAca,!A? marked the end of an era with the retirement ceremony of Sgt. Maj. Woodrow Aca,!A"WoodyAca,!A? English.

  • Army Sustainment Command Unit Ships Aid Supplies to Pakistan

    Aug 23, 2010

    Responding to call for aid, Italy-based 3rd Battalion, 405th AFSB sends relief supplies to Pakistan.

  • Fort Polk Red Cross offers free emergency kits

    Aug 23, 2010

    To help build an emergency preparedness kit, the American Red Cross hosts a Ready Fort Polk Emergency Preparedness Kit event Aug. 28 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Army Community Service, bldg 920, BellRichard Avenue. The event also serves as a kick-off to the American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Month, which begins Sept. 1.

  • Belvoir opens playground for special-needs families

    Aug 23, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Fort Belvoir Installation Commander Col. John Strycula and Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Berhane held the honor Saturday morning of officially opening a new playground for use by special-needs children and Wounded Warriors.

  • Arsenal commander selected for Korea assignment

    Aug 23, 2010

    The Department of the Army has announced that Col. Craig S. Cotter, who currently serves as commanding officer of the U.S. Army Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center has been selected as the deputy commander for the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command headquartered in Daegu, Republic of Korea. The Army also announced that Col. Cotter's successor is Col. James O. Fly, Jr. Prior to becoming the Arsenal's 46th commander, Col. Fly served as the deputy commander of the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center provides Valet Parking to its Patients

    Aug 23, 2010

    Valet patient parking is available to patients, temporarily at Brooke Army Medical Center, during the BRAC construction.

  • Young actors light up stage in Missoula Children's Theatre production

    Aug 23, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The chickens, cows, sheep and donkeys huddled in the corner awaiting their stage debuts. A,A The young faces that poked out from behind the yellow, white and brown costumes beamed with smiles.

  • Families join in fun run

    Aug 23, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Family members of Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, joined their "Dealer" troopers, here, Aug. 20, during a one-mile fun run organized by the Family Readiness Group (FRG).

  • Artillery officers man the big guns

    Aug 23, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- For Soldiers in the Army, there is an expectation that their leadership is knowledgeable and as combat ready as they are.

  • Baumholder administrator named 2010 DoDEA Principal of the Year

    Aug 23, 2010

    The principal of Wetzel Elementary School in Baumholder, was selected as the Department of Defense Education Activity's nominee for the National Association of Elementary School Principals' 2010 National Distinguished Principals of the Year for Elementary and Middle Level through the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

  • Bringing Iraq to Fort Bragg

    Aug 23, 2010

    Human Intelligence Collectors from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conducted an intense training event designed to improve the Paratroopers information gathering skills, Aug. 4. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Seth Laughter, 2BCT PAO NCOIC)

  • Black Knights block and tackle their way to gunnery

    Aug 23, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, completed tank mounted maneuvers at Dalton Mountain Multiuse Range, here, Aug. 9-12, for the upcoming "Black Jack" gunnery.

  • After the Door is Kicked in

    Aug 23, 2010

    2nd Brigade Combat Team Paratroopers take part in the Forensic Material Collection and Exploitation Course held at Fort Bragg by the 2BCT, Aug. 12. The course gives Soldiers the skills to collect forensic information to take insurgents off the battlefield.

  • Schools set to start Aug. 30

    Aug 23, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - From SMART Boards and upgraded science labs to ongoing construction projects, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools Europe facilities in Baumholder and Wiesbaden are keeping pace with the needs of students and teachers.

  • General Dempsey speaks to Training and Doctrine Command G-3/5/7 conference attendees

    Aug 23, 2010

    Gen. Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command spoke to the TRADOC G-3/5/7 conference attendees Aug. 11 at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, Va.

  • Lean event smoothes Firefinder upgrade

    Aug 23, 2010

    Two Pennsylvania Army National Guard Soldiers recently worked with employees here to improve the depot's support of a key military radar, the AN/TPQ-37 Firefinder system.

  • Pentagon releases final Fort Hood shooting review

    Aug 23, 2010

    Pentagon officials released the Defense Department's final review of recommendations issued by an independent panel in the wake of the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting spree on Fort Hood, Texas.

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