Archive: Aug 2010

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  • Antiterrorism knowledge, techniques essential

    Aug 18, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- In an effort to increase awareness of how terrorists operate, August has been designated as Antiterrorism Awareness Month by the Department of the Army.

  • Obstacles help Livorno build resiliency as a team

    Aug 18, 2010

    CAMP DARBY, Italy - A thick covering of pine needles hid the mud puddle under concertina wire surprising Soldiers and civilian U.S. Army Health Clinic Livorno employees that were going through the obstacle course at the Italian military training compound in Livorno, Italy, Aug. 12.

  • "Wildcards" prepare for Tropical Storm Dianmu

    Aug 18, 2010

    SEOUL AIR BASE, Republic of Korea - With a looming tropical storm on the horizon, the 2nd Battalion (Assault), 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade activated their severe weather protocol to prevent damage to the battalion's UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters Aug. 10 at Seoul Air Base.

  • Life in the North Country - the Story of the 1/10th MTN Brigade Logistics Support Team in Afghanista

    Aug 18, 2010

    A small group of expert technicians and logisticians, called a Brigade Logistics Support Team, delivers the might of the Materiel Enterprise to troops on the battlefield.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Barbara C. Dixon

    Aug 18, 2010

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Barbara C. Dixon

  • Soldier claims bronze at Military World Wrestling Championships

    Aug 18, 2010

    All-Army wrestler Pvt. Angel Cejudo took home a bronze medal at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire's 27th World Military Wrestling Championships Aug. 12 in Lahti, Finland.

  • 2010 Armed Forces Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament

    Aug 18, 2010

    The 2010 Armed Forces Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament kicked off Aug. 16 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The tournament runs through Aug. 22 and culminates with a championship game. An awards ceremony will follow, officially ending the seven-day event. At the end of the competition, an all-services team will be configured from the outstanding player statistics. The U.S. Military Joint Basketball men's and women's teams will go on to compete in the world's service basketball tournament in September, which will be held in Seoul, South Korea.

  • Massachusetts High School Seniors Create Emergency Rescue Assistant

    Aug 18, 2010

    NATICK, Mass. -- Darren O'Neil, Ivan Yu and Dianna Willms are typical high school students, except for the fact that all three received gold medals at the national level for their work on a life-saving device.

  • Cody Child Development Center hosts circus

    Aug 18, 2010

    Last Thursday the Cody Child Development Center hosted a circus. Children from the three Strong Beginnings classes performed while the other classes, 50 to 75 children, ages three and older watched.

  • 7th Special Forces Group Soldiers receive Silver Stars for battlefield valor in Afghanistan

    Aug 18, 2010

    Thunderous applause filled the John F. Kennedy Auditorium on Fort Bragg, N.C., as seven Soldiers, decorated with the nation's third highest honor, took the stage at the conclusion of a 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) valor award ceremony Aug. 16.

  • Corps of Engineers on track to complete $1.7 billion BRAC project

    Aug 18, 2010

    Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. spoke to members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Campus East project team during a visit to the Integrated Program Office (IPO).

  • Patrol craft training leads to opportunity for future joint operations

    Aug 18, 2010

    The initial elements of the Iraqi Navy patrol fleet, including new ships and trained crews, are the latest tangible evidence of the efforts of the Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Navy at Umm Qasr, Iraq.

  • Pentagon, Karzai work to disband security companies

    Aug 18, 2010

    Pentagon officials are working with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to disband private security contractors in Afghanistan.

  • ISAF senior-enlisted Soldier hits milestone as he preps to redeploy

    Aug 18, 2010

    The International Security Assistance Force's senior enlisted leader completed his 100th and final battlefield circulation Aug. 13.

  • Department of the Army Civilians Global Assessment Tool

    Aug 17, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> One of the Army's top priorities is Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF), a program to help Soldiers, their family members and Department of the Army (DA) civilians be as strong mentally as they are physically.

  • Fort Riley students go back to school

    Aug 17, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - With new backpacks and clothes, sharpened pencils and unused crayons, students in the Geary County Unified School District 475 at Fort Riley began the 2010-2011 school year Aug. 16 with a half day of classes.

  • 11 vehicles burglarized in Fort Hood housing; burglars caught

    Aug 17, 2010

    Eleven privately-owned vehicles were burglarized in Fort Hood's Pershing Park housing area sometime during the night of Aug. 11 to the early morning hours Aug. 12. The one common denominator in all the thefts were vehicles left unsecured. "It was a target of opportunity," said police Lt. Bobby Stevens, a detective with Fort Hood's Directorate of Emergency Service's Law Enforcement Division - Investigations.

  • August 13, 2010 - Lt. Gen. Whitcomb retirement

    Aug 17, 2010

    Farewell remarks by Gen. Casey for the retirement of Lt. Gen. R. Steven Whitcomb.

  • Chaplains discuss suicide prevention, reaching out to service members

    Aug 17, 2010

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq -- Soldier suicide is one of the Army's top concerns as its troops continue to endure the stresses of multiple deployments in addition to the daily challenges of life.

  • Past Experiences Continue to Transcend Modern Military Medicine

    Aug 17, 2010

    The Advanced Technology for Applications and Combat Casualty Care conference of 2010 is about the evolution of trauma medicine. It is about partnerships and collaboration. It is also about learning from the past and identifying the needs of the future.

  • Corps water treatment project helps Army and local community

    Aug 17, 2010

    A water treatment project at Sierra Army Depot, managed by the Corps' Sacramento District, will clean drinking water at the depot and provide the city of Herlong, Calif., with its first municipal water treatment facility.

  • 546th ASMC Deploys to Iraq

    Aug 17, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Friends and family members of Soldiers with the 546th Area Support Medical Company, 1st Medical Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), woke up early on July 31 to attend a farewell ceremony at the Kieschnick Fitness Center.

  • Dried plasma may be approved for Army use within five years

    Aug 17, 2010

    Blood plasma, the liquid component of blood, is being considered again in its dried form as an addition to Army medics' kit bags, Army officials said Tuesday.

  • Wranglers Implement New 5-4-5 Program

    Aug 17, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Capt. Mark Lee, 4th Brigade Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) chaplain, and Lt. Col. John Hickey, the BTB commander, developed the 5-4-5 program when they wanted to find a way to encourage leaders to get to know their Soldiers better, and to be aware of issues that affect Soldiers' lives.

  • Soldier saves another's life with A.C.E.

    Aug 17, 2010

    By noticing differences in actions and listening to what another Soldier was saying, one Soldier in Iraq was able to prevent another from taking his life by employing the Army's "ask, care and escort" suicide prevention program.

  • Researchers unite for warfighters at Combat Casualty Care conference

    Aug 17, 2010

    Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care 2010

  • Researchers unite for warfighters at Combat Casualty Care conference

    Aug 17, 2010

    Researchers and scientist convene at Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care 2010 to discuss trauma medicine and public health efforts.

  • Researchers unite for warfighters at Combat Casualty Care conference

    Aug 17, 2010

    Researchers and scientists convene at the Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care 2010 conference to discuss military medicine and how it enhances public health efforts.

  • Calling all fantasy football players

    Aug 17, 2010

    Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons from all five branches of the U.S. military are invited to play in a free fantasy football league with $100,000, a trip to Super Bowl XLV, and championship rings on the line.

  • West Point celebrates Acceptance Day

    Aug 17, 2010

    More than 1,300 Plebes joined the Corps of Cadets on the Plain Saturday during the Acceptance Day Parade.The Class of 2014 marched onto the field and joined their academic companies in front of hundreds of Family members, friends and the West Point community. The Plebes are now adjusting to the classroom environment during their first academic semester at West Point.

  • Desert Cat Soldier volunteers for humanitarian aid drop

    Aug 17, 2010

    Spc. Nydia Montoya has a history of helping feed people in need. In high school, for instance, she participated in food drives and delivered frozen turkeys and other Thanksgiving food products to impoverished neighbors. But nothing in Montoya's 23-year past prepared her for what she would see and experience performing similar humanitarian work as a Soldier deployed in Iraq.

  • U.S. Army South Soldier Delivers Baby in Front Yard of his Fort Sam Houston Home

    Aug 17, 2010

  • Ironhorse Soldiers earn Expert Infantry Badge

    Aug 17, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Expert Infantry Badge Testing, a highly valued badge earned by demonstrating expert knowledge of infantry skills, was conducted here, Aug. 9 through Aug. 13.

  • New Iraqi training and advisory mission director visits Umm Qasr

    Aug 17, 2010

    United Kingdom Royal Marine Brig. Simon Timothy "Tim" Chicken, the new director of the Iraqi Training and Advisory Mission Navy, visited the port city of Umm Qasr, Iraq, today during his official visit to ITAM Navy Umm Qasr's operations.

  • Army's Chief of Staff visits major Corps project

    Aug 17, 2010

    On Aug. 3, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army, visited one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) major projects-the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal-Lake Borgne Surge Barrier.

  • 'Sex Signals' addresses culture, language of consent

    Aug 17, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Recognizing and understanding consent before engaging in sex can significantly lower sexual assault and rape statistics in the Army. Catharsis Production players Ben Murrie and Amber Kelly presented "Sex Signals" to audiences in Baumholder and Wiesbaden in late July to heighten awareness of sexual assault and rape and to inspire a culture of respectful dialogue and intervention.

  • Maysan civil defense officers learn policing skills

    Aug 17, 2010

    The Maysan Provincial Training Center trained 89 civil defense officers in the Iraqi Police Basic Recruit Training Course that concluded Aug. 5.

  • Path to drawdown goes through 'Tampa'

    Aug 17, 2010

    US and Iraqi Soldiers in southern Iraq met to discuss the security and safety of Main Supply Route Tampa, the military's primary highway to transport equipment and personnel out of Iraq to Kuwait.

  • Construction changing the face of Wiesbaden military community

    Aug 17, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Towering yellow cranes and backhoes are holding the places of future trees and buildings and changing the overall quality of life as the Wiesbaden landscape transforms. Multiple construction projects including demolition, neighborhood revitalization, renovation, regular maintenance, infrastructure upgrades and repairs abound in both the residential and operational areas of the military community.

  • Magnificent Munich: Don't wait for the Oktoberfest to enjoy the charms of Bavaria's capita

    Aug 17, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Germany's tourist board reports the country is the third most popular tourist destination in Europe and Americans the second most overnight guests. And while Munich's Oktoberfest may account for a large number of those annual visitors, the Bavarian capital city on the Isar River beckons those from far and wide year-round. Munich is especially hospitable during the summer and fall months when the locals head to picnic along the river, relax in one of the many beer gardens situated all over town or to sunbathe in the city's parks.

  • 188th Infantry Brigade 'Does the D.E.W.'

    Aug 16, 2010

    As part of the Army's goal for creating a resilient force and in support of Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, First Army Division East implemented a "Division East Wellness," or D.E.W., campaign this year, and brigades are provided a monthly theme to focus on staying healthy and mission ready.

  • Memory quilt celebrates lives of 5th Bn., 2nd Inf. Div. Soldiers' lives

    Aug 16, 2010

    5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers, Family members, friends and colleagues were invited to sign the quilt by Judy Fattor and other volunteers from Okubo during the brigade's change of command ceremony.

  • New singing group at Madigan exudes 'Care With Compassion'

    Aug 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Madigan Healthcare System has taken its slogan "Care With Compassion" to a whole new level by forming a professional choir aptly named the Care With Compassion Singers. The singers debuted their talents July 22 during Madigan's monthly Awards Ceremony in Letterman Auditorium.

  • Armed Forces basketball tournament kicks off in nation's capital

    Aug 16, 2010

    The 2010 Armed Forces Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament kicked off with an opening ceremony Aug. 16 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Sustainers, Transporters render funeral honors

    Aug 16, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Aug. 13, 2010) - Members of Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and 233rd Transportation Company recently provided funeral honors in the states of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and a portion of West Virginia. The Soldier's participation from July 26 - August 9 provided dignified military funeral honors to departed Veterans.

  • Generator users share feedback at conference

    Aug 16, 2010

    230 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines attended the third annual Project Manager, Mobile Electric Power (PM MEP) Users' Conference, held May 4-6 in Orlando, Fla.

  • Soldier Athlete Initiative

    Aug 16, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Over the last decade, the Army has seen a decrease in overall fitness of Soldiers entering initial training. To counter societal changes, the Soldier Athlete Initiative is focused on training these Soldiers in a physically holistic way. The initiative emphasizes physical readiness, performance nutrition, and injury prevention to better prepare Soldiers for strenuous training and the difficulty of the battlefield. A Soldier needs to train for conflict just like an athlete trains for a competition. By training, fueling and caring for injuries, Soldiers will be better prepared to face the challenges of full-spectrum operations.

  • Predictability, increased dwell time coming, SMA tells troops

    Aug 16, 2010

    Increased dwell time and predictability are coming, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston told approximately 500 Soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, Friday.

  • Guard Bureau offers social media guidelines for Guardsmen

    Aug 16, 2010

    National Guard members need to know that even though a new DoD policy authorizes them to use many of the social media and other Web 2.0 platforms available on a non-classified government computer, there are consequences for their misuse.

  • MilBook Scores Top Knowledge Management Award

    Aug 16, 2010

    MilBook, a Department of Defense (DoD) professional networking tool, received one of the Army's top knowledge management awards for providing outstanding knowledge-based capabilities and solutions in support of the Army's mission.

  • Lakota helicopter flies strong now in National Capitol Region

    Aug 16, 2010

    The Army extended the presence of the UH-72A Lakota Helicopter into the Military District of Washington, Aug. 11, as it replaced the UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter, or Huey, at Fort Belvoir's Davison Army Airfield.

  • Current, former USAREC leaders gather to discuss past, future of Army recruiting

    Aug 16, 2010

    More than a dozen former USAREC commanding generals, deputy commanding generals, and command sergeant majors met Aug. 13 with the command's current leaders to discuss the command's challenges and successes including budget constraints, recruiting efforts, new programs and technology.

  • Expert Field Medical Badge award ceremony

    Aug 16, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Only 18 of 241 candidates finished the weeklong test and earned the Expert Field Medical Badges, here, Aug. 13.

  • Guard troops receive orders, training for border duty

    Aug 16, 2010

    About one-third of the 1,200 troops that have been authorized to support the Department of Homeland Security-requested Southwest border mission have received their orders, Guard officials said.

  • NPSP helps servicemembers with parenting challenges

    Aug 16, 2010

    The New Parent Support Program addresses the many concerns and challenges that military families with children, from infancy to 3, face during early childhood with an emphasis on family strengths.

  • News Release -- Training and Doctrine Command induction ceremony for Mr. Michael D. Formica, G-3/5/7

    Aug 16, 2010

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general of TRADOC, is scheduled to host the induction ceremony of Michael D. Formica, assistant deputy chief of staff, G- 3/5/7, August 19 from 9:30a.m to 10:00 a.m. at Continental Park on Fort Monroe, Va.

  • Soldiers evaluate themselves via Global Assessment Tool

    Aug 16, 2010

    The Global Assessment Tool is a self-appraisal designed to boost personal growth, strengthen relationships and give people better coping skills for dealing with potentially traumatic events.

  • New chief of staff takes charge at Fort Benning

    Aug 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning got a new chief of staff Aug. 10 as COL Terry Sellers took over the leadership post during a change of responsibility ceremony in Pratt Hall at MCoE headquarters.

  • Student Credits SCEP for Career Boost

    Aug 16, 2010

  • Armor School sends first wave of tanks

    Aug 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The first Armor School tanks have reached Fort Benning soil. Five M1A2 Abrams System Enhancement Package tanks arrived Aug. 11 at the Ochille Rail Head, where maintainers offloaded the armored vehicles and drove them to Kelley Hill. They'll be used in a validation of the new digital tank range nearing completion. Test firing will take place in mid-September.

  • Madigan, City of Tacoma connected through environment, technology achievements

    Aug 16, 2010

    Madigan Healthcare System and the City of Tacoma have become linked together through Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Community Connections Program.

  • Presidio's ACS wins commendations in accreditation study

    Aug 16, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!A? Army Community Service at the Presidio of Monterey has been recommended for full accreditation with commendations following a thorough inspection of its operations by its higher headquarters, the Installation Management Command.

  • Picatinny honors Yogi Berra for military service

    Aug 16, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Active duty military members known as "Team Picatinny" battled against, "The Boys of Summer," the 2007 world softball champions of the over-60 league.

  • Soldiers volunteer for back-to-school cause

    Aug 16, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Soldiers from Fort Belvoir teamed up with members of the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce Saturday by offering free, back-to-school physicals, as well as a little cheer, to area children heading to the classroom this fall.

  • Evolution of Belvoir Housing - Part 3: Adding New Homes

    Aug 16, 2010

    While the renovation of existing villages at Fort Belvoir was a monumental task in and of itself, Clark Realty, the developer in charge of giving family housing a facelift, additionally dealt with a whole different set of projects with the construction of new villages throughout the installation.

  • Defense Intelligence Agency opens new facility at Rivanna Station

    Aug 16, 2010

    A major milestone in the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation impacting Fort Belvoir was marked Tuesday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Rivanna Station. The ceremony, hosted by the Defense Intelligence Agency, officially opened the Joint-Use Intelligence Facility.

  • Fort Polk breaks ground for Warrior Transition Unit barracks

    Aug 16, 2010

    Fort Polk officially broke ground on the Warrior Transition Unit barracks on Third Street Aug. 9. The new barracks will include 112 rooms to house wounded, active-duty Soldiers. The barrack's position on Third Street makes it a short distance for injured warriors to find treatment at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital.

  • Advise and assist operations help IPs reach milestone

    Aug 16, 2010

    U.S. advise and assist operations in Anbar province helped Iraqi Security Forces achieve a milestone Aug. 10 when the Iraqi Police hosted their first community outreach event at the Anbar Police Department's Media Center, donating school supplies, stuffed animals and clothes to about 20 orphaned children of police officers killed in the line of duty.

  • 1st Cav readies student bodies for new school year

    Aug 16, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-A free service for Fort Hood students offered by the 1st Cavalry Division Surgeon's office performed state required immunizations and sports physicals for over 500 1st Cav. Div. & Fort Hood community students.

  • 1st Cav readies student bodies for new school year

    Aug 16, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-A free service for Fort Hood students offered by the 1st Cavalry Division Surgeon's office performed state required immunizations and sports physicals for over 500 1st Cav. Div. & Fort Hood community students.

  • Cycling safety

    Aug 16, 2010

    Bicycling continues to gain widespread acceptance as a viable form of transportation. Whether cycling to save money, reduce your carbon footprint or improve your physical fitness, safety is always a primary concern.

  • CECOM attends LandWarNet 2010, exhibits capabilities

    Aug 16, 2010

    CECOM Commander, Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, introduced the organizational members of the Army Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Enterprise, and discussed the role it plays in the Army's Materiel Enterprise. He defined each member's missions and explained how each organization provides life-cycle management and support to current and future cyber capabilities.

  • Louisiana governor Jindal announces new jobs for Fort Polk region

    Aug 16, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, La. -- One of the biggest issues facing Army spouses is starting over in a new job - with a new company - every time their Soldier makes a permanent change of station move.

  • Chem-bio sensor network increases reaction time

    Aug 16, 2010

    The Army demonstrated the feasibility of a sensor network that will improve situational awareness and reaction time in the field during chemical or biological incidents.

  • Congressional Fellowship Program members visit JFHQ-NCR/MDW

    Aug 16, 2010

    Congressional Fellowship Program members visit JFHQ-NCR/MDW

  • Family time with a splash

    Aug 16, 2010

    1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division enjoyed the day at the Summer Fun Water Park, in Belton, Texas, Aug. 12. "Centurion" Soldiers and their families enjoyed a family-friendly evening of water slides, monkeybars and a hot dog dinner.

  • ACC TODAY SUMMER 2010

    Aug 16, 2010

    ACC TODAY Summer Edition 2010 - Find today's top news, breaking news and links to electronic versions of ACC Today at http://www.acc.army.mil/today/issue-2010-2.html

  • Trademark Office grants RDECOM official logo

    Aug 16, 2010

    Officials from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command exclusive rights to its logo in a certificate issued Aug. 10.

  • DoD to open new schools, renovate others this year

    Aug 16, 2010

    Soldiers will have three new Department of Defense schools to send their children to starting this month, and $3.7 billion has been slated for school construction projects through 2016.

  • U.S. Embassy advisors host Human Trafficking Prevention Class for Female Iraqi Police officers

    Aug 16, 2010

    United States Embassy advisors to the Iraqi Ministry of Justice conducted a human trafficking seminar for female Iraqi Police officers Aug. 15 to raise awareness of domestic abuse and human trafficking.

  • ACC TODAY SUMMER 2010

    Aug 16, 2010

    ACC TODAY Summer Edition 2010 - Find today's top news, breaking news and links to electronic versions of ACC Today at http://www.acc.army.mil/today/issue-2010-2.html

  • Please Add a Title!

    Aug 16, 2010

    New Army Congressional Fellowship Program members visit JFHQ-NCR/MDW

  • Army Logistics Around the World

    Aug 16, 2010

    The Army Logistics Around the World display is located in the Pentagon and hosted by the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, G4. This video is the compilation of all the videos and photos currently being shown in the display. Check back after September to see what's new. To submit video or photos for the display, email Devon Hylander.

  • New Army Congressional Fellowship Program members visit JFHQNCR/MDW

    Aug 16, 2010

    Congressional Fellowship Program members visit JFHQ-NCR/MDW

  • ACC TODAY SUMMER 2010

    Aug 16, 2010

    ACC TODAY Summer Edition 2010 - Find today's top news, breaking news and links to electronic versions of ACC Today at http://www.acc.army.mil/today/issue-2010-2.html

  • ACC TODAY SUMMER 2010

    Aug 16, 2010

  • Eighth Army participates in Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 16, 2010

    COMMAND POST OSCAR, South Korea - Eighth (Field) Army is honing its ability to defend the Republic of Korea from Aug. 16 - 26 during exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, the world's largest annual command post exercise.

  • Battle Buddies

    Aug 16, 2010

    Photo of Pfc. Drew Martin providing security along with a new friend during a combined Iraqi and U.S. operation to deliver food and supplies to Iraqi citizens in Basra Province.

  • Eighth Army participates in Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 16, 2010

    COMMAND POST OSCAR, South Korea - Eighth (Field) Army is honing its ability to defend the Republic of Korea from Aug. 16 - 26 during exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, the world's largest annual command post exercise.

  • Army Sustainment Command unit sends equipment to Russian firefighters

    Sep 30, 2011

    3rd Battalion, 405th Army Field Support Brigade sends help to Russian firefighters

  • Army Sustainability Report Highlights Energy and Environmental Achievements

    Aug 15, 2010

    <b> What is it' </b> The Army's recently released Sustainability Report is the Army's second annual sustainability report. It details energy and environmental achievements and milestones supporting the Army's sustainability concept and goals. The report is published in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. This widely recognized framework is used by corporations and governments around the world to measure and publicly report their economic, environmental and social performance.

  • Contracting officials complete international contracting course

    Aug 15, 2010

    Forty contracting officials from the Kurdish Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs, Kurdish Ministry of Interior and the Iraq Ministry of Interior graduated from the International Defense Acquisitions Resource Management Program held at the MoI Officer's Club here Aug. 5.

  • Peshmerga Regional Guard Brigade Soldiers begin Basic Combat Training

    Aug 15, 2010

    More than 500 soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the 1st Regional Guard Brigade reported for duty at the first Basic Combat Training Course at Sulaymaniyah August 2.

  • Iraqis take charge of IAMP training at EME School

    Aug 15, 2010

    The logistics director for the Deputy Commanding General, Advising and Training officially handed over the Electrical Mechanical Engineering school responsibilities to the Iraqi Security Forces at Taji, Aug. 4.

  • New training center to lead counter-explosives education

    Aug 15, 2010

    The Iraq Ministry of Interior's Counter Explosives Directorate unveiled its new training center under construction at Salman Pak, Aug. 8, during a presentation at the MoI's Officers Club.

  • Iraqi, NATO, U.S. military leaders discuss Iraqi military doctrine

    Aug 15, 2010

    Iraqi, United States Forces - Iraq and NATO Training Mission - Iraq senior military leaders held their first Iraqi Military Doctrine Conference here Aug. 3.

  • Security Ministry and CoR Staffers learn procurement system

    Aug 15, 2010

    Council of Representatives budget and procurement staffers from the Ministry of Interior, Kurdish Ministry of Interior, and Kurdistan Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs gathered together for the first time at the MoI compound here Aug. 3.

  • Iraqi, USF-I and NTM-I military leaders discuss the future of Iraq's military doctrine

    Aug 15, 2010

    Iraqi, USF-I, and NTM-I senior military leaders met today to discuss Iraqi military doctrine at the first Iraqi Military Doctrine Conference here Aug. 3.

  • Besmaya Combat Training Center transferred to Iraq Army

    Aug 15, 2010

    The Besmaya Combat Training Center was officially transferred to the Iraqi Army during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Besmaya July 31. The CTC will be the training site for 140 Iraqi Army-purchased M1A1 Abrams tanks.

  • Iraqi and Kurdish officials receive valuable defense contracting training

    Aug 15, 2010

    BAGHDAD -Professionals from the Ministry of Interior-Baghdad, Kurdistan MoI, and the Kurdistan Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs gathered together July 31 for an International Defense Acquisition Resource Management course. The course is jointly taught by Iraqi instructors and U.S. Naval Postgraduate School instructors. Topics included: advanced contracting procedures and methodologies and best practices and current trends in transparency, fraud and ethics, supplier selection, bid document drafting, and procurement planning. Maj. Gen. Jassim Jawad Ali, the director general in the contracts division, played an essential role in developing course curricula, by suggesting topics of particular interest including fraud and ethics, warranties and source selection. "This level of training is advanced for us," said Brig. Gen. Khald Kakabra Azizz, KMoI director. "It is especially important for Kurdistan because it is a developing area. This training helps us manage local and international contracts and deal with corruption and unemployment in the region," he said. The course's success has spurred three similar programs planned throughout the next fiscal year.

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