Archive: Aug 2010

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  • Ministries collaborate to improve health care with WoldVistA

    Aug 23, 2010

    Representatives from the Iraqi Ministries of Defense and Health and the Kurdistan Ministry of Health signed a memorandum of agreement earlier this month that will facilitate the implementation of an integrated, comprehensive health information system.

  • New Combat Stress Center stresses mental readiness

    Aug 23, 2010

    Workers on Contingency Operating Base Basra completed renovation of the Basra Combat Stress Clinic in an effort to create a more comfortable environment for Soldiers seeking assistance.

  • 'Freight Train' bridges two generations of warfighters

    Aug 23, 2010

    Company B, 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, appropriately named Task Force Freight Train, didn't just gain their call sign from similarities to 19th Century trains; they have a much more unique story that goes as far back as Vietnam to the original Freight Trainers of the 243rd Assault Support Helicopter Company.

  • Command Post Exercise "Vibrant Response" 2010

    Aug 22, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Vibrant Response 2010 is a U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) directed, U.S. Army North (ARNORTH) executed culminating training event (CTE) for Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosive (CBRNE) consequence management response force (CCMRF) 11.1 focusing on Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) missions in a Consequence Management (CM) role. This command post exercise (CPX) was conducted at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, from Aug. 11 through Aug. 19, 2010. This CPX which involved 400 to 500 people challenged the command and control aspects of a joint task force headquarters required to respond quickly to a domestic disaster.

  • USF-I commander tours Basra resiliency campus

    Aug 22, 2010

    The soon-to-open resiliency campus at Contingency Operating Base Basra hosted Gen. Ray Odierno, United States Forces-Iraq commander, during his visit to the base Aug. 18.

  • Iraqi Army armor crews advance through tank table VI

    Aug 22, 2010

    Shooting, moving and communicating, the Iraqi Army tank crews successfully completed their capstone event-Tank Table VI live fire qualification, of their tank familiarization course Aug. 8 at the Besmaya Combat Training Center, Iraq.

  • Iraqi Army M1A1 maintainers graduate UMNET

    Aug 22, 2010

    As the Iraq Army prepares to field four regiments of M1A1 Abrams tanks, with 140 tanks and eight M98 Recovery vehicles purchased from the United States, it must ensure there are enough Iraqi Soldiers who are properly trained to maintain this new equipment.

  • USF-I ushers in New Dawn

    Aug 22, 2010

    To ensure they are providing the best support to the ISF and the government of Iraq, AABs are tailored to the unique operations environment where they operate. The units are augmented with as many as 24 specialty teams such as engineering, transportation, investigative and forensic specialists, counter explosives and counterterrorism and training.

  • Director learns strategic planning, California style

    Aug 22, 2010

    Developing and building a sustainable infrastructure, recruiting and maintaining a professional police force, and encouraging civilian participation in the master plan for transforming Iraq is nothing if not a massive strategic effort.

  • Fort Campbell preps for emergency

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Warm ups ending last week, Fort Campbell began testing its reflexive muscles Wednesday, to see how communication might flow in an emergency situation and how the collective response effort might look.

  • Creative Curriculum: CDCs provide tools to connect parents, teachers, children

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Child Development Centers on post provide the opportunity to track your child's growth and progress through the Creative Curriculum program.

  • Smith leads U.S. women to impressive debut

    Aug 20, 2010

    Sgt. Iris Smith now has a World Military wrestling crown to accompany the World championship she won in 2005. Smith, 30, a wrestler in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., took home one of the first wrestling gold medals CISM awarded to women.

  • Canine cuties strut their stuff on the dog walk

    Aug 20, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The petite model glided down the runway, pausing so adoring fans could admire his impeccable grooming and fashion sense.

  • Energy vs. alcoholic: Drinks difficult to decipher

    Aug 20, 2010

    In keeping up with the trend of mixing energy drinks with liquor, some manufacturers have opted to cut out the middle man and incorporate the alcohol into the beverage itself. Marketing tactics for alcoholic energy drinks continue to closely resemble those employed for their alcohol-free counterparts. As a result, underage drinkers are having little trouble obtaining these beverages.

  • Staff sergeant receives second Purple Heart

    Aug 20, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Staff Sgt. Llewellyn Grant, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, received his second Purple Heart from Col. Jay Hammer, executive officer, USAG-HI, during a special award ceremony, at the Tropic Lightning Memorial, outside the 25th Infantry Division Headquarters, here, Aug. 10.

  • Fort Campbell KNIGHTs help settle disputes

    Aug 20, 2010

    Workplace disputes are random, and none are immune or more prone to the miscommunication that causes these disputes. The KNIGHTS program at Fort Campbell focuses EEO efforts on conciliation between disgruntled parties.

  • School Partnership Program builds, strengthens relationships

    Aug 20, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - In the spirit of community partnership, the Army School Partnership Program encourages a voluntary partnership between the Hawaii Department of Education and Army units to enhance the educational experience of the children of Hawaii.

  • Straight Talk: Residents are charged with protecting their communities

    Aug 20, 2010

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

  • Putting out the Fire

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 20, 2010) -- The Quartermaster School's Petroleum Supply Specialist Course is approximately 11 weeks long. Soldiers who take the training learn all of the basics - everything from storing volatile material to building pipelines to fueling all types of vehicles.

  • Fitness Facts: Adequate water intake essential for health

    Aug 20, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - With summer here, people should be conscious of their water intake.

  • PARC lifeguards work together to save a life

    Aug 20, 2010

    PILILAAU ARMY RECREATION CENTER, Hawaii - An emotional reunion happended, recently, when Gilbert Rodriguez, Hizson Lin-Kee, Russell Purdy and Theo Auwau saw each other for the first time during an appreciation ceremony, after what could have been a tragic event, here.

  • Motorcycle safety course hones riders' skills

    Aug 20, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - After spending months in the pressure cooker, known as a combat zone, many Soldiers find solace in the simple freedom of a motorcycle ride once home. Unfortunately, what begins as a carefree weekend ride sometimes ends in roadside tragedy.

  • Avatars teach realistic challenges of working with interpreters

    Aug 20, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The young Soldier jumped up in frustration exclaiming, "This darn computer doesn't understand a thing that I am saying." Could it be that a real, live, foreign national interpreter might also not understand anything the Soldier had to say'

  • "Keep your eyes on the road!"

    Aug 20, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Jennifer Hartl-Davis (upper left), John Meyers (upper right), Roxanne Waite (bottom left) and Richard Bragdon perform a scene from the play "Leaving Iowa," directed by Kelly Myers. The family friendly play will be showing at the Tropics Recreation Center, Aug. 27 and 28, at 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. To make a reservation, or to find out more information, call the Tropics, 808-655-5698; or Richardson Theatre, 808-438-4480.

  • Corps' Hurricane Protection team hosts Chief of Staff

    Aug 20, 2010

    Gen. George Casey visited New Orleans' Inner Harbor Navigation Canal and Lake Borgne Surge Barrier.

  • USASAC bids farewell to Summer Hires

    Aug 20, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As summer draws to a close the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command bids farewell to four Summer Hires.

  • 402nd AFSB plays pivotal role in equipping Iraqi security forces

    Aug 20, 2010

    A rehearsal of concept drill, hosted by the 402nd Army Field Support Battalion and its 2nd Battalion, smooths the way to equipment transfer to Iraqi forces.

  • Salem designated as birthplace of the National Guard

    Aug 20, 2010

    Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick signed legislation designating the city of Salem as the birthplace of the National Guard during a ceremony held Aug. 19, 2010.

  • Fort Polk Soldiers first active BCT issued MultiCam ACUs

    Aug 20, 2010

    Soldiers with Fort Polk's 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, became the first active-component BCT to receive the Army's new MultiCam Army Combat Uniforms Aug. 16 in preparation for the unit's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Army Operating Concept provides Capstone follow-up

    Aug 20, 2010

    The 2010 Army Operating Concept has been approved and is now available online. Also known as TRADOC Pamphlet 525-3-1, the Army Operating Concept explains how the Army will comply with and execute guidance derived from the Army Capstone Concept released in January 2009.

  • Fort Sill hosts Women's Equality Day Career Advancement Fair

    Aug 20, 2010

    It has been 90 years since women received the right to vote under the 19th Amendment, and an event at the Patriot Club at Fort Sill, Okla., hoped to continue progress - not just for women, but for everyone in the Lawton-Fort Sill community. Dozens of employers, educators and community outreach organizations were on hand at the First Women's Equality Day Career Advancement Fair, which was hosted by Fort Sill's Equal Employment Opportunity and Equal Opportunity Offices, to answer questions, provide job application information and give guidance on career advancement opportunities, August 19. Approximately 300 people were expected to participate in the event, which organizers hope to repeat.

  • Army benefits attract older Soldiers

    Aug 20, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Although tough economic times can help with Army recruiting, it wasn't the economy that drove Pvt. Dale Langrehr to join the Army at age 41. Rather, it was the challenge.

  • Last combat brigade makes symbolic final convoy out of Iraq

    Aug 20, 2010

    Through the dusty driver's side window, Pfc. Thomas Johnson could see the final stretch of dirt road leading to the Iraq border.

  • Sustainers graduate from battle staff training

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Eleven members of Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) graduated from the Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course Friday, Aug. 13 during a ceremony here at Skidgel Hall.

  • Local Population Gives Year-Round Support For Troops

    Aug 20, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Sue Paddock often has to explain the difference between Army Family Covenant and Army Community Covenant.

  • Fiddler's Green: Blackjack Soldiers combine vision, sweat

    Aug 20, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - To the average cavalry trooper, "Fiddler's Green" is a legendary imagined afterlife where there is perpetual mirth, a fiddle that never stops playing and dancers who never tire. Its origins are obscure, although some answers point to the Greek myth of the Elysian Fields as the inspiration. To Task Force Blackjack, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fiddler's Green is no myth, and its origins are well known. Fiddler's Green is an MWR facility where TF Blackjack Soldiers go to play before retiring for the day.

  • Aviatior Taking Care Of Business

    Aug 20, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The business of the Army will take the stage later this month at the Von Braun Center when one of Redstone Arsenal's aviation Soldiers is featured as a nominee for the 2010 Young Professional of the Year.

  • World War II Army National Guard Vet Receives Long Delayed Purple Heart As New York Army National Gu

    Aug 20, 2010

    LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard helped present the long overdue recognitions to a fellow combat veteran 65 years after his actions in the Pacific during WWII. John Sidur, a lifelong Cohoes native a former member of the National Guard's 27th Infantry Division, received his Purple Heart and New York State Conspicuous Service Star for actions on Okinawa during a family ceremony here August 15. Staff Sgt. John Sidur joined the New York National Guard in Cohoes on September 17, 1940. He mobilized with the 105th Infantry Regiment on October 15, 1940, went to California after the attack on Pearl Harbor and in March 1942 went to the Pacific with the Orion. He served as a rifleman from October 1940 through August 1945 with Company B, 1st Battalion, 105th Infantry from Cohoes.

  • Campaign promotes community safety

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month, but the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security suggests that being aware of one's surroundings should be an everyday campaign.

  • Transition assistance workshop gives Soldiers edge in job search

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Many Soldiers join the Army right out of high school without ever having to interview for a job. When their enlistments are complete, they have tools to assist them in the job search process, including a free workshop that could cost hundreds of dollars in the private sector.

  • Soldier leads women at CISM wrestling championships

    Aug 20, 2010

    Sgt. Iris Smith, a wrestler in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, took home a gold medal during the Conseil International du Sport Militaire 27th Annual World Military Wrestling Championships in Lahti, Finland, Aug. 14.

  • Fort Carson breaks ground on fitness center

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Officials held a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony Monday for a new $31.6 million state-of-the-art fitness center scheduled to open in January 2012.

  • New York National Guard helps bring remains of World War II pilot home

    Aug 20, 2010

    When U.S. Army Air Forces pilot 1st Lt. Ray Fletcher returned home from World War II on Aug. 17, 2010, the New York National Army National Guard was there to help him along.

  • Corps, partners tour San Joaquin County water, flood projects

    Aug 20, 2010

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Joaquin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office, the California State Assembly and other local districts met to discuss flood protection and water initiatives in California's San Joaquin County.

  • Patriotic lawyer becomes Soldier

    Aug 20, 2010

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - "People my age and younger were fighting, getting shot at and dying for me and my freedom," said 1st Lt. James Carrigan. "I realized I had to make a decision; I could either sit back and watch these people fight and die for us, or I could get off my butt and go out and join them." Carrigan, a successful lawyer practicing banking law, said he decided to join the Army when he heard stories of Soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Project to double size of Fort Carson PX

    Aug 20, 2010

    Construction is underway to double the size of the current Fort Carson Exchange paving the way for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service to provide its customers with one-stop shopping.

  • Army Recruiting Command battles stigma of mental healthcare

    Aug 20, 2010

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is battling the stigma associated with seeking mental healthcare with a personal look into the lives of some of its soldiers. Soldiers and civilians across the command will "stand down" Aug. 20, for a day of training primarily focused on reducing that stigma. USAREC Soldiers who have sought help will share their stories on a video that will air command-wide on Stand-Down Day. The video, produced under the direction of Command Psychologist Lt. Col. Ingrid Lim, comes on the heels of similar Army suicide prevention video projects aimed at striking a chord with Soldiers.

  • Women's Equality Day celebrates 90th anniversary

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Community members can commemorate women's accomplishments this Women's Equality Day, Aug. 26, on the 90th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.

  • 3rd party insurance funds improve Lyster clinic services

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Patients benefit when they notify Lyster Army Health Clinic of any applicable third party insurance companies, according to clinic staff.

  • Super Sign Up welcomes spouses-club seeks members

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Military husbands and wives are invited to "Saddle Up and Sign Up" during the Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club's membership drive Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Landing.

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    Aug 20, 2010

  • Fort Rucker Network Enterprise Center receives best in Army honors

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker's Network Enterprise Center is officially the best medium category NEC in the Army, according to Thomas Barrett, NEC director.

  • Fort Rucker MPs, community police perform courtesy checks

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Residents planning a temporary absence from post should consider requesting courtesy housing checks from the Directorate of Public Safety.

  • Monkey business - Fort Rucker children have fun with Curious George

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- About 60 children fed their curiosity about "Curious George" at the Fort Rucker Center Library Aug. 10.

  • 'Master Aviator' pilot's final flight at Fort Rucker

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A Master Aviator received a surprise award before taking his final flight in a UH-60 Black Hawk here Aug. 11. Maj. Gen. James O. Barclay III, former U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general, accepted his Master Army Aviator Badge during a brief ceremony in the headquarters building, after serving here for two years.

  • Fort Rucker golfers 'Tee-Up 4 Kids'

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Golfers from around the area came out to support the local Boys and Girls Club during the annual Tee-Up 4 Kids Golf Classic at Silver Wings Golf Course Aug. 13.

  • Fort Rucker spouses earn education grants

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Three Fort Rucker Family members recently received $5,000 for their education through the Our Family for Families First Foundation, established by Picerne Military Housing.

  • Garrison to Change Command, Pastorelli to become Chief of USASAC

    Aug 20, 2010

    Redstone Arsenal, Ala.- The US Army Garrison at Redstone Arsenal Change of Command will take place at Bob Jones Auditorium on Oct. 15. Col. Robert M. Pastorelli will pass command of the Garrison to Col. John S. Hamilton during the ceremony.

  • Semi-professional football team finds talent at Fort Bragg

    Aug 20, 2010

    Several Fort Bragg servicemembers have joined a local, semi-professional football team and found yet an additional brotherhood. Sergeant Antares White plays defensive tackle with the Fayetteville Enforcers, members of the Alliance Football League which features teams throughout the mid-west and eastern United States.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers participate in first-ever Mike-to-Mike run

    Aug 20, 2010

    In the first Mike to Mike run, Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, led servicemembers about 10 miles from the Iron Mike statute on Armistead Street to its counterpart at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum on Bragg Boulevard in Fayetteville, Aug. 14.

  • Military information support group at Fort Bragg takes the lead in motorcycle safety

    Aug 20, 2010

    In the last 12 months the 4th Military Information Support Group motorcycle mentorship program has held six training events to train riders, to enhance their skills and learn to minimize the risk that they assume every time they ride. The program is now providing required training at unit level thanks to the initiative of Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Bopp, the 4th MISG billeting non-commissioned officer,

  • City businesses sponsor Backpack Brigade for Fort Bragg kids

    Aug 20, 2010

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Fayetteville businesses joined together to help the Operation Homefront-North Carolina's "Backpack Brigade" Sunday distributing in more than 700 backpacks to school kids from military Families.

  • Fort Bragg children learn life lessons through literacy

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The library became a kitchen Aug. 10, as children ran up to a big pot, adding vegetables, chicken and beef to enhance the flavor of the bubbling, stone soup. While the pot and its contents were imaginary, children got the chance to see that they can overcome adversity by working together.

  • Flight school leaders incorporate CrossFit to diversify PT

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers are mixing up their workouts in anticipation of upcoming Armywide changes regarding physical training programs. Flight school PT leaders began incorporating CrossFit-like exercises into their routines earlier this year to diversify Soldiers' fitness experiences and better prepare them for duty, said Maj. Derek Smith, B Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment commander.

  • The Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission Arlington County visits JHQ-NCR/MDW

    Aug 20, 2010

    Members gain valuable insight

  • Child care costs to change Armywide

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Military Families Armywide will begin seeing changes to their on-post child care fees beginning Oct. 1, according to a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command press release.

  • Maj Gen. Barclay bids Fort Rucker farewell

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Post officials, friends and Family members came out to say goodbye to Maj. Gen. James O. Barclay III, former U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general, at a farewell dinner at The Landing Aug. 13.

  • Fort Bragg G.I. Janes own Smith Lake for a day

    Aug 20, 2010

    Sixteen women pushed through the sweat, sand and "splash" of Smith Lake during the G.I. Jane ... Out o'Bounce race on Saturday. The two-woman teams raced from station to station in the muggy morning air, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with most teams finishing, in under two and a half hours ahead of schedule.

  • Sumter City tour provides Soldiers, Families preview of community

    Aug 20, 2010

    From Plantation-era homes to multiple sports complexes, children's theater productions and music on the square, Sumter, S.C., offers a multitude of opportunities for incoming residents and workers. Incoming Soldiers and Family members from Third Army/U.S. Army Central (Third Army) saw this first-hand as they participated in Sumter's City Tour Aug. 11.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade conducts pre-deployment training at Fort Rucker

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Tenth Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers travelled from Fort Drum, N.Y., to train for their upcoming deployment using Fort Rucker's Aviation assets.

  • Operation Rising Star gives future Fort Bragg singers chance to record demo

    Aug 20, 2010

    Sports USA at Fort Bragg resembled more of a set from American Idol, nineteen contestants sang a cappella in front of four judges and an audience of about 75 for the chance to represent Fort Bragg and ultimately win a three-day professional recording studio experience in Los Angeles, a vocal coach, production of a three-song demo CD and an all expense paid trip for two.

  • News Release Basketball Team conducts free basketball clinic at USAG Brussels

    Aug 20, 2010

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - News Release Basketball conducted a free basketball clinic for 24 kids at the U.S. Army Garrison Brussels Community Fitness Center, Sterrebeek Annex Aug. 9-12.

  • Soldiers fly off to teach others artillery salutes

    Aug 20, 2010

    Two Soldiers took a trip Aug. 16 - not to toot their own horns, but rather to help others shoot their guns. Staff Sgt. Jobari Prater, administrative NCO, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison, and Sgt. Michael Kimberly, HHC USAG ceremony team member, were flown on a Blackhawk helicopter to Fort Rucker, Ala., to train Soldiers on performing salute ceremonies with artillery pieces.

  • Fort Bragg parachute riggers perform successful dual-row airdrop

    Aug 20, 2010

    On Friday, Soldiers gathered at Sicily drop to watch eight vehicles get dropped from a Pope Air Force Base C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, marking the unit's first successful dual-row airdrop system deployment in almost two years. The dual-row Airdrop System is a load platform in which two pieces of equipment are loaded side-by-side on the aircraft, as opposed to the standard single vehicle, front-to-back method.

  • Ramadan holiday continues through month

    Aug 20, 2010

    Ramadan is a 30-day Islamic holiday that falls on the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Islam uses a lunar calendar that begins each month with the sighting of the new moon. Because the lunar calendar is 11 days shorter than the solar calendar, Ramadan "moves" each year. This year, the first full day of Ramadan began Aug. 11 in North America.

  • DPW employees trade cars for bikes for daily business on Grafenwoehr

    Aug 20, 2010

    The feeling of self-propelled freedom you get from riding a bike is unlike anything else, but for U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Department of Public Works employees, it's more than the thrill of the ride; it's a necessary form of transportation.

  • Fort Bragg neighborhood hosts post's National Night Out party

    Aug 20, 2010

    Fort Bragg public safety professionals celebrated National Night Out with hundreds of military Family members Aug. 3, at the post's Linden Oaks neighborhood. The event is a time when neighbors can meet each other and build a sense of community.

  • JFK Special Warfare Center and School gets new commander

    Aug 20, 2010

    In a ceremony, held Tuesday on Fort Bragg's John F. Kennedy Plaza, Brigadier General Bennet S. Sacolick assumed command of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.

  • 7th Special Forces Group Soldiers receive Silver Stars

    Aug 20, 2010

    Seven Soldiers were decorated with the nation's third highest honor at a 7th Special Forces Group valor award ceremony Monday. The Soldiers were each awarded the Silver Star for heroic acts of valor displayed during the group's deployment to Afghanistan from 2007-2008. One of the medals was posthumously awarded to Sgt. 1st Class David Nunez.

  • Fayetteville community celebrates Fort Bragg way of life

    Aug 20, 2010

    Nearly 70 years to the day of the first United States Army airborne operation, the Fort Bragg and Fayetteville communities celebrated National Airborne Day Saturday, at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville. This day celebrates and highlights Fort Bragg and Fayetteville's close community relationship that ensures high quality of life for Soldiers, Families and civilians.

  • Forty-Niners Share War-Time Experiences

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 19, 2010) - Many of the 206 members of the 267th Quartermaster Company, 240th QM Battalion, who deployed to Afghanistan in June 2009 are now trickling in from block leave. The 49th QM Group element deployed at a time when the United States began to ramp up its numbers in the mountainous country while decreasing them in nearby Iraq. Their job, not their doctrinal mission, was to provide convoy security, a dangerous undertaking for any unit - combat arms or otherwise. Their experiences driving armored vehicles from Bagram Airfield to outlying areas yielded everything from personal growth to unit cohesion and a million things in between. The Fort Lee Traveller recently spoke to five Soldiers about their time "downrange." Staff Sgt. Craig Pinckney

  • Education Registry Transcript System relocates to Knox

    Aug 20, 2010

  • Knox branding reflects expanded mission of post

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- The Army is no stranger to advertising. Remember 'Be All you can be:" or 'An Army of One''

  • Program uses improvisational comedy to convey serious message

    Aug 20, 2010

    It's extreme, it's funny, it's a lecture and yet it feels like a night at the comedy club.

  • Local DFACs rise to the top

    Aug 20, 2010

    Anyone who has worked in the food service industry knows the challenge of keeping customers happy. It is an ongoing effort to maintain the highest quality of meal, every meal all day long and a nonstop commitment to service. Being a military facility is no different. U.S. Army Garrisons Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels proved they could meet that standard this year. The USAG Grafenwoehr Main Post Dining Facility Bldg 101 won the Philip A. Connelly Awards Program for excellence in Army food service for the large facility (301 meals or more per meal), while Hohenfels' Warrior Sports Cafe took the runner-up position in the small facilities category (300 meals or less per meal).

  • Students grapple with fundamentals of life

    Aug 20, 2010

    While most equate wrestling with Monday night on the WWF, the sport is gaining momentum within the elementary and high school sectors. More than 70 students, representing Department of Defense Dependents Schools from around Europe traveled to Vilseck High School in Vilseck, Germany, recently to attend a weeklong wrestling camp.

  • From TMP to gas free

    Aug 20, 2010

    The feeling of self-propelled freedom you get from riding a bike is unlike anything else, but for U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Department of Public Works employees, it's more than the thrill of the ride; it's a necessary form of transportation.

  • BOSS Soldiers join forces with BOS students in 'Little Berlin'

    Aug 20, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- There were shy smiles, nervous laughs and cautious handshakes as the Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program joined German college students from the Berufliche Oberschule in Hof on a tour to bridge the language and cultural gap and learn about the town of Moedlareuth, July 23.

  • Deployed major attends 25th high school reunion via Skype

    Aug 20, 2010

    Maj. Lyn Rogers, a budget officer with the Iraq Training and Advisory Mission Director, uses the MWR Internet Cafe at Forward Operating Base Union III in Baghdad, Iraq, reguarly to Skype with family and friends. On Aug. 3 she attended her 25th high school reunion via Skype.

  • ITAM major shares experiences during 25th high school reunion, half-a-world away

    Aug 20, 2010

    Maj. Lyn Rogers, a 1985 graduate of Neenah High School, in Neenah, Wis., and a budget officer with the Iraq Training and Advisory Mission Director, attends 25th high school reunion via Skype from Baghdad.

  • A Vision of Alternative Futures Symposium

    Aug 19, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Capabilities Integration Center's Future Warfare Division is sponsoring a symposium entitled "A Vision of Alternative Futures," Nov. 3-4, in McLean, Va. The symposium will focus on challenges facing the military and how they might affect the future of armed conflict. In doing so, Future Warfare Division is seeking a diverse group of participants from academia and industry who are willing to write papers on grounded projections of future armed conflict and submit them for possible presentation at the symposium.

  • Atterbury, Muscatatuck key training venues

    Aug 19, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center Aug. 18 to meet with mobilizing and demobilizing servicemembers, permanent party leadership and civilian expeditionary workforce contractors and employees. Camp Atterbury, a national deployment center, has mobilized and demobilized more than 100,000 servicemembers for deployment since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. McHugh, who began his tour at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, said the two training centers discharge their mission in a way that should make them an integral part of our military training for many years to come. "The uniqueness that exists at Muscatatuck and that urban setting is unequal to anywhere that I've ever witnessed in the United States Army," said McHugh. "It's the flexibility and ability to build upon it and create a huge variety of [training] scenarios." McHugh had an informal lunch with troops training at Camp Atterbury to thank them for their service, recognize their contributions and hear what their concerns were. McHugh then toured Camp Atterbury facilities and observed a Provincial Reconstruction Team preparing for deployment to Afghanistan. As part of the real-world scenarios, Dari and Pashtu speakers are incorporated into the training events to add realism and to assist in cultural immersion training. PRT members, who come from the Air Force, Army, Navy and civilian agencies, are chosen for their specialties, which support the core mission of enabling Afghan governance and development. "The work that they do once they've trained here and forward deployed is vital in building that trust that is necessary for success in these kinds of theatres," said McHugh. "[Afghans] want the same things most folks want, and that is just a better chance for a better tomorrow. "To do that, they need things, from roads to food projects to water projects, etc. The PRTs are a way in which we can begin to convey America's interest about them as a people and not just there simply as a conqueror or an occupier." McHugh said it's "uplifting" to see the strategies of the nation's leadership being realized at Camp Atterbury and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in training vignettes that are preparing people to go over and do important work. Army Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, the adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard, thanked the secretary for visiting the center. "We're very proud of these facilities and our mission to train Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Marines to go off to war," he said. "It's something we take very seriously."

  • Phantom Command blood drive becomes a family affair

    Aug 19, 2010

    When Spec. Marie Sanon, Phantom Command's administrative specialist, arranged a military blood drive for her brothers and sisters deployed overseas, she had no idea it would turn into a genuine family affair. For the family of Maj. Kevin Kugel, it was a way of participating in a fun event that could save the life of a soldier just like theirs.

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  • Soldiers see Iraq grow during multiple deployments

    Aug 19, 2010

    As Soldiers depart Baghdad, part of the last combat brigade in Iraq, they are leaving a country that has gone through many stages to be where it is today.

  • Combat feeding officials discuss military rations history, future

    Jun 2, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Meeting the nutritional needs and taste preferences of 1.9 million Warfighters every day is vital to America's success in battlefield missions, combat feeding officials said.

  • Fort Sill CALFEX brings services together

    Aug 19, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- A large orchestrated training event lead by the 75th Fires Brigade went off with a bang Aug. 13, as servicemembers from all over participated in Operation Diamond Inferno. There was a rumble heard as 500-pound bombs were dropped in the impact area exploding old artillery hulks while air Naval gunfire liaison company Marines from Camp Pendleton, Calif., played their part.

  • Last U.S. brigade combat team conducts movement out of Iraq

    Aug 19, 2010

    The first wave of Soldiers with the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, United States Division-Center, departed Baghdad Aug. 13 as the last combat brigade to leave Iraq, as part of the responsible drawdown of troops in Iraq. Soldiers with the 702nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div., USD-C prepared to travel home after their yearlong deployment assisting, training and advising the Iraqi Security Forces in and around the Baghdad area.

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