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  • Spirit of America LIVE streaming

    Sep 10, 2010

    The U.S. Army's Spirit of America will LIVE stream on the Military District Washington's web site this Friday and Saturday from Pittsburgh. (See Link) The history of the nation will come to life through historical reenactments, musical entertainment and precision military drill. Historical accounts, taken directly from Soldiers' letters and diaries, provide the story line for this powerful drama, designed to entertain while presenting the history and development of the U.S. Army from its origins through the wars, conflicts and missions that have molded the Army and the nation. Scheduled LIVE streaming shows this week in Pittsburgh are: Friday, Sept. 10, 10:30 a.m. and Saturday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. These performances are available for Live Streaming only and will not be available at a later date and time. Join Soldiers from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington in celebrating the "Strength of the Nation."

  • Garrison Busy With Post Construction

    Sep 10, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Growth - and all the planning, construction and change that goes along with it - is a daily event on Redstone Arsenal. From the east to the west, north to the south, there is growth like never before on the Arsenal. No matter what security gate Arsenal employees pass through each day, they are bound to drive by a new facility, a construction site or an area planned for future growth.

  • U.S. Army South Participates in Multinational Exercise Focusing on Panama Canal Defense

    Sep 10, 2010

    Two U.S. Army South teams traveled to Panama City, Panama and Norfolk, Va. to participate in Panamax 2010. They joined more than 2,000 participants from 17 countries in what has become one of the world's largest multinational training exercises.

  • Sept. 11: A day of service and remembrance

    Sep 10, 2010

    At WhiteHouse.gov, First Lady Michelle Obama encourages all Americans to participate in the national Day of Service on Sept. 11, 2010.

  • Ivy Patch at the Elkhorn opens Sept. 21

    Sep 10, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-A new lunch option will soon be available to the Mountain Post community beginning Sept. 21. The Ivy Patch at the Elkhorn Conference Center will be open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with sandwiches, wraps, an all-you-can-eat salad bar, soup and a hot lunch daily special that includes an entrAfAe, vegetable and a starch item.

  • Soldiers battle for combatives title

    Sep 10, 2010

    Combat grappling took on the glitz and drama of UFC, as competitors vied for titles as toughest fighters on JBLM.

  • Sacrifice inspires Soldiers to compete in Half Ironman

    Sep 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Special Forces Soldiers are used to gruelling physical training. Being ready to deploy in support of special operations worldwide means staying fit. However, even some special operators might balk at the thought of doing a triathlon during their off time. Special Forces Maj. Scott Morley and a team of current and ex-Soldiers will compete in the Patriots Half Ironman competition in Williamsburg, Va., Saturday.

  • Honor etched in stone: New monument bears the names of 41 fallen 5th Bde., 2nd Inf. Div. Soldiers

    Sep 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Slightly shaking, eye's filled with sorrow, Dan Graham's finger's traced the name of his son, Spc. Kevin Graham, one of the 41 fallen 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division's Soldiers names now etched in stone at Puyallup Veteran's Memorial at Pioneer Park.

  • JBLM making street pedestrian-friendly

    Sep 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A primary avenue on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lewis Main will become a boulevard in 2012. The redesigned thoroughfare will be more attractive and more pedestrian friendly.

  • JBLM partnership with local schools focuses on student needs

    Sep 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - In a culture where students rotate in and out of schools, teaching children on a military installation adds to the everyday challenges of being a teacher. A partnership among schools on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Madigan Army Medical Center is helping ease some of that stress.

  • For love of the game

    Sep 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Four military retirees find a way to give back to the golf course they love.

  • Living Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for action in Afghanistan

    Sep 10, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta will receive the Medal of Honor for his valor in combat, the White House has announced. Giunta is the first living recipient for service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • 'Fighting Eagles' Soldiers and Families volunteer at local state park

    Sep 10, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-Rear detachment Soldiers and Family members of the 1st Battalion 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, volunteered their time at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, west of Fort Carson, helping to pick-up trash and harvest environmentally overbearing plants.

  • 2nd Bde., 2nd Inf. Div. rolls out ready for history

    Sep 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Hundreds of Soldiers, family members and supporters of the newly reflagged 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, a Stryker brigade combat team, were on hand at the unit's headquarters on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lewis North to witness the brigade's rollout Aug. 31.

  • Army North, Fort Sam Houston community honor 9/11 victims, service members during Freedom Walk 2010

    Sep 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Servicemen and women from U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston bow their heads and reflect during a moment of silence for the victims of 9/11, and to honor service members deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world, before heading out in the pre-dawn hours Sept. 10 at the historic Quadrangle during Fort Sam Houston's inaugural Freedom Walk. Army North is the Army Service Component Command and Joint Forces Land Component Command to U.S. Northern Command. It conducts homeland defense, civil support operations and theater security cooperation activities in order to protect the American people and our way of life.

  • White House to present Medal of Honor to family of Green Beret for heroism in Afghanistan

    Sep 10, 2010

    On Oct. 6, President Barack Obama will present the Medal of Honor to the family of a fallen Special Forces Soldier for his heroism and valor in combat whileA,A serving in Afghanistan in January of 2008.

  • Fort Drum community honors retiring Soldiers

    Sep 10, 2010

    Members of the Fort Drum community gathered Aug. 27 at the Multipurpose Auditorium to honor 17 Soldiers whose combined military service to the nation exceeded 358 years.

  • 710th BSB medics test skills during mass casualty exercise

    Sep 10, 2010

    Medics in 710th Brigade Support Battalion conducted a mass casualty exercise Aug. 27 during a battalionwide field training exercise to prepare Soldiers for the brigade's upcoming rotation to the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La.

  • Medal of Honor for action in Afghanistan to be given to Staff Sgt. Robert Miller

    Sep 10, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Robert Miller will receive the Medal of Honor for his valor in combat, the White House has announced. Miller is the second recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. This is the second Medal of Honor presented by President Barack Obama.

  • Maj. Gen. James E. Rogers Biography

    Sep 10, 2010

  • White House to award Medal of Honor to first OIF/OEF living recipient

    Sep 10, 2010

    Thursday, President Obama spoke with Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta to inform him that he will be awarded the Medal of Honor for acts of gallantry at the risk of his life that went above and beyond the call of duty.

  • 2010 Infantry Warfighting Conference set for 13-15 Sept.

    Sep 10, 2010

    The 2010 Infantry Warfighting Conference will take place Sept. 14-15 at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Ga.

  • 2010 U.S. Army Championship Combatives Tournament registration ongoing

    Sep 10, 2010

    Registration is ongoing for the 2010 U.S. Army Championship Combatives Tournament. The tournament will take place at the Paul R. Smith Fitness Center Oct. 1-3, 2010, and is hosted by the Maneuver Center of Excellence and the U.S Army Combatives School.

  • Army Safety leaders hone knowledge, skills

    Sep 10, 2010

    The 2010 Army Senior Safety Symposium, slated for Sept. 12-17 will bring together Army safety professionals to meet and determine the best course forward to continue the success of the Army Safety Program.

  • Fort McCoy re-signs Army Community Covenant

    Sep 10, 2010

    Command and community leaders re-sign the Army Community Covenant at the Aug. 25 Business/Community Appreciation Event at Fort McCoy, Wis. The covenant fosters and sustains partnerships between Fort McCoy and the surrounding communities.

  • Fort McCoy Food Service helps Soldiers accomplish mission, prepare for deployment

    Sep 10, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Food service at Fort McCoy's dining facilities is important to the Soldiers training for deployment. "The bottom line is that food is fuel for the Soldier," said Andrew Pisney, Food Program manager. Dining facilities (DFAC) for mobilizing and demobilizing Soldiers mostly are in the "Mob Alley" part of cantonment area at Fort McCoy. The main mob DFAC, building 2674, was built in 2004. The other DFACs in Mob Alley have been extensively remodeled in the last two years. Building 2674 serves about 800 people per meal, with the other DFACs feeding 600 Soldiers per meal. Building 2674 is open 365 days a year. The others open depending on the number of Soldiers occupying the barracks day-by-day.

  • Fort McCoy BOSS program looks ahead to new year

    Sep 10, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Fort McCoy Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program will undergo several changes in the upcoming year while continuing to support the core components of the program - quality of life, recreation and leisure, and community service. The program is a function of and funded by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). The BOSS events calendar for fiscal year (FY) 2011 has been finalized and includes many activities and events that uphold program goals, including litter clean ups, a Mall of America trip, a clothing drive, sporting events and theme park trips.

  • Fort McCoy's newly renovated Chapel 1 reopens with dedication service

    Sep 10, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy's Chapel 1 marked another milestone in its long and distinguished service to Fort McCoy, holding its first worship service Aug. 22 since being renovated earlier this year. Garrison Chaplain (Col.) Ken Lawson presided over the dedication. "It has taken a lot of prayer and hard work to get to this point," Lawson said. "In dedicating (this) chapel, we are simply acknowledging that God is the owner of this building. Yes, the garrison commander is responsible for all Fort McCoy facilities, and yes, the Religious Support Office (RSO) manages this building. But here is a structure that is more than wood and nails. Here is a place where we meet God. In the wood and mortar of this building is a place dedicated to the glory of God and the strengthening of faith."

  • Fort McCoy's energy program succeeding in reducing use, costs

    Sep 10, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy has an active energy program to reduce energy usage, including replacing older light fixtures, improving insulation and adding high-efficiency appliances, whenever possible.

  • Army Ranger returns home with honors

    Sep 10, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Body of Army Ranger Staff Sgt. Vinson Adkinson, III, is unloaded at Henry Post Army Airfield at Fort Sill.

  • School transitions: know your SLO... and when to go

    Sep 10, 2010

    Students from military families have a mobility rate of about 31% -- nearly three times higher than average U.S. students--which often produces hurdles that military kids must overcome. School Liaison Officers can help.

  • New campus in Basra to strengthen Soldier resiliency

    Sep 10, 2010

    With the opening of a resiliency campus on COB Basra, Iraq, the 1st Infantry Division Headquarters is working to improve the resilience of personnel in United States Division-South while they are still operating in a combat zone.

  • DFAS representative visits Europe in October

    Sep 10, 2010

    Installation Management Command-Europe officials announced that a representative from DFAS-Cleveland will travel to Europe in October to help retirees and annuitants with pay issues and provide one-on-one audits of their pay records.

  • Spouse rocks Operation Rising Star competition

    Sep 9, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON - Petite and dressed to the nines in a sparkling gown she took the stage with grace and the presence of a superstar, and then she dazzled the audience with a stunning performance of "I Have Nothing."

  • Thurman Patriot Day speech honors 9/11 victims and Soldiers demonstrating nation's resolve

    Sep 9, 2010

    Gen James D. Thurman, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, delivered the keynote address during a solemn Patriot Day ceremony at Fort McPherson, Ga. He honored the victims of the Sept. 1, 2001, terrorist attacks and commended America's Soldiers who have demonstrated this nation's resolve to beat the perpetrators of oppression. He said, "None of us knows exactly the sacrifices that might lie ahead. But what is certain is the outcome. We will win!"

  • Military policemen aid injured Soldier

    Sep 9, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Two Soldiers from the 55th Military Police Company here come to the aid of an unconscious, injured Soldier found along the side of the road in a remote part of the installation Aug. 14.

  • Rogers Takes Reins of AMCOM and Redstone

    Sep 9, 2010

  • NATO training mission sees attrition falling in Afghan army

    Sep 9, 2010

    The deputy commander of the NATO training mission in Afghanistan reiterated via a Pentagon bloggers roundtable Sept. 8 that the quantity and quality of officers, noncommissioned officers and recruits in the Afghan army is rising.

  • Army leaders prep for Infantry Warfighting Conference

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Army leaders from around the globe will gather in Columbus next week for the 2010 Infantry Warfighting Conference. The annual forum is scheduled for Monday through Wednesday at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center.

  • Green Beret killed in Afghanistan to get Medal of Honor

    Sep 9, 2010

    The President will posthumously award the Medal of Honor to the family of a fallen Special Forces Soldier for his heroism in combat while serving in Afghanistan in January of 2008.

  • USD-N assists with Iraqi displaced civilians

    Sep 9, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE Marez, Iraq - Task Force Marne Deputy Commanding General-Support, Brig. Gen. Tom Vandal, has made several visits to internally displaced persons camps in Kurdistan and has met with government officials to assist the Families who reside in those camps.

  • Family of Infantrymen reconnect at Fort Benning

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - John, Patrick and Tim Intile are brothers-in-arms, literally. The siblings are Infantrymen and all are currently at Fort Benning.

  • Brothers reunite in warzone

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan - Soldiers serving in the military can expect to spend a significant amount of their time away from Family. For Sgt. 1st Class Michael Broughton and his brother, Chief Warrant Officer Mark Baranowsky, their responsibilities have prevented them from seeing each other for more than a year. However, thanks to their combat tour in Afghanistan, they will spend one month together at Forward Operating Base Shank.

  • Iraqi Air Force college returns to COB Speicher

    Sep 9, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - It took more than a year to plan, but 157 Iraqi Air Force cadets arrived to Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Tikrit, Iraq, Sept. 1.

  • 2010 Doughboy recipients named, induction Sept. 14

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT BENNING. Ga. - MG(R) Jerry White and CSM(R) Andrew McFowler are the 2010 recipients of the Doughboy Award, to be presented Sept. 14 in conjunction with the Infantry Warfighting Conference.

  • Raider Soldiers receive combat badges

    Sep 9, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers with Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, United States Division - Center, and its attached engineers of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st AAB, received combat badges at Contingency Operating Station Falcon, Iraq, Aug. 26.

  • National Guard unit returns to Hunter

    Sep 9, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- Soldiers and commanders from the Georgia Army National Guard formed a long receiving line on the Hunter Army Airfield tarmac to greet 51 members of the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment who were returning home after serving 11 months in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Sept. 3.

  • Young guns set their sights on safety

    Sep 9, 2010

    Young guns set their sites on safety during the annual E. J. Ardoin Memorial Greenwing Shoot Sept. 4 at the Comanche Skeet and Trap Range on Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Patriot Day 2010

    Sep 9, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> President G.W. Bush proclaimed September 11, as Patriot Day. On this day the American flag is flown at half-staff at individual American homes, at the White House and on all U.S. government buildings and establishments home and abroad and a moment of silence begins at 8:46 a.m. EDT, the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

  • Vanguard Soldier receives Purple Heart from U.S. Defense Secretary

    Sep 9, 2010

    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq - U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates presented the Purple Heart to Spc. Shawn M. Mason during a ceremony at Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Sept. 1.

  • Program gets youths to work

    Sep 9, 2010

    Eleven special needs students are getting on-the-job training to transition from school to work -- thanks to the Army Community Covenant. The students enrolled in the Gateway to Success Transitional 18- to 22-year-old program, which is an educational and work-related transitions program for special needs youth. The program provides an opportunity to develop educational and occupational skills that will complement them as they transition from an educational environment to a work environment.

  • 3rd ID, recruiting take part in epic football battle

    Sep 9, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Before an audience of 15,000 at a high school football game, 3rd Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General-Rear Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips and 3rd ID-Rear Command Sergeant Major Jeffrey Ashmen welcomed about 40 of the nation's sons and daughters into the Army in the traditional reading of the Oath of Enlistment during a pregame show, Sept 4.

  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge ceremony

    Sep 9, 2010

    Col. David Anders, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. David Martel, Regimental Sergeant Major, stand with Staff Sgt. Leon Baudoux, who serves as a Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Baudoux earned the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge #585 during a ceremony on Sept. 8 , 2010 at Arlington National Cemetery. The Tomb Badge is the least awarded badge in the U.S. Army.

  • Army hits drawdown milestones in Iraq

    Sep 9, 2010

    The U.S. Army has succeeded in closing hundreds of forward operating bases, removing thousands of troops and drawing down vast amounts of equipment from Iraq in advance of the formal end of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the beginning of Operation New Dawn September 1st, 2010 --- removing trucks, tanks, ammunition, supply containers and helicopters from Iraq as part of a well-planned, systematic drawdown of equipment, service officials said.

  • Army-Schumacher celebrate 10 years of success, partnership

    Sep 9, 2010

    NHRA's Tom Compton, Don and Tony Schumacher, and Fort Knox Commander Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley celebrated the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Army Motorsports Program Sept. 2 at Fort Knox's LTG Maude Complex.

  • Spirit of America LIVE streaming

    Sep 9, 2010

    The U.S. Army's Spirit of America will LIVE stream from Highland Heights, Ky. on the Military District Washington's web site this Friday and Saturday.

  • MDW combatives grapple in Wells

    Sep 9, 2010

    Twenty Soldiers from the Military District of Washington converged on Fort Belvoir's Wells Field House Friday for the region's combatives tournament.

  • Belvoir's Archery Center on target to teach

    Sep 9, 2010

    Every Monday night, Outdoor Recreation's archery center comes to life with a handful of dedicated professionals and eager students ready to take on a new challenge.

  • LEED Sustainability: A key component of Belvoir BRAC

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - As Fort Belvoir and other posts prepared for the monumental task of implementing the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure recommendations, the Department of the Army continued to improve its policy for sustainable design and development.

  • Labor Day Brawl gives Hunter a show

    Sep 9, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- Hunter Army Airfield hosted a night of mixed martial arts, with the Labor Day Brawl 2010 at the Tominac Fitness Center, Sept. 4. With 10 fights on the card, the audience was in for a night of all-out brawling, a title bout and Ultimate Fighting Championship guests.

  • Value of Intelligence Expanded by DCGS-A Enterprise

    Sep 9, 2010

    Feature discussing the eveloution of the DCGS-A system and capabilities future versions will have.

  • President Obama to award Medal of Honor

    Sep 9, 2010

    In an Oct. 6 ceremony at the White House, President Barack Obama will present the Medal of Honor to the parents of a Soldier who died while saving members of his team and 15 Afghan soldiers.

  • "Darkhorse" battalion begins certification quest

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- With three weapons, multiple electronic systems and three crew positions to learn, cavalry scouts don't just know their career field, they live it.

  • MSTC teaches Soldiers skills that save lives

    Sep 9, 2010

    The Fort Wainwright Medical Simulation Training Center is no ordinary classroom and the Soldiers who train there leave with extraordinary skills.

  • Got issues' Fort Wainwright's Customer Management Services has solutions

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - In a time of tough budget decisions and reduced resources and programs throughout the country, Fort Wainwright Soldiers and families are hearing "yes" instead of "no" when it comes to implementing their ideas and suggestions, particularly when it comes to Child, Youth and School Services programming.

  • Picatinny dedicates pyrotechnic complex to fallen N.J. service member

    Sep 9, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Picatinny community honored a fallen New Jersey Marine by dedicating a new Pyrotechnic Research and Technology Complex in his name during a ceremony here Sept. 8.

  • Organization day gives Stryker Soldiers a break in routine

    Sep 9, 2010

    1-25 SBCT builds morale, cohesiveness with organization day.

  • Value of Intelligence Expanded by DCGS-A Enterprise

    Sep 9, 2010

    Article features the evoultion of the DCGS-A system and invludes a look at the future capabiltites that will be delviered to analysts.

  • Army Research Lab's newest analysis facility helps ensure aircraft safety, design

    Sep 9, 2010

    The Army Research Laboratory's Rotorcraft Survivability and Assessment Facility will give the Department of Defense accurate and timely test and evaluation information that could lead to improvements in aircraft design and reduce injury and death.

  • Second Sikh doctor allowed to wear articles of faith; enlisted Soldier in training

    Sep 9, 2010

    Standing at attention deep in the ranks of the Soldiers in crisp ACUs and combat boots, Capt. Kamaljeet Kalsi was just like every other officer there - proud of his achievements and ready to graduate from Basic Officer Leadership Course Class 10-105.

  • Value of Intelligence Expanded by DCGS-A Enterprise

    Sep 9, 2010

  • Troops to Teachers comes to Wainwright

    Sep 9, 2010

    It was a full classroom of Soldiers, airman, military retirees and Education Center employees, all present to find out more about how the program works and what opportunities there might be for a career in education after military service.

  • Full service VA clinic opens on Fort Rucker

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Veterans in need of care in the Wiregrass area no longer have to drive to Montgomery, Ala., for treatment.

  • Fort Rucker gun laws differ from state

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Owning, transporting or buying firearms on post carries a lot of responsibility, Public Safety officials said.

  • Pilot-in-training educates Aviators' children at Fort Rucker

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A civilian pilot-in-training recently arrived at Fort Rucker to oversee the education of some Army Aviators' children.

  • Army divers train at Corps of Engineers facilities on New York Harbor

    Sep 9, 2010

    Divers from the Army's 74th Engineer Dive Team recently carried out exercises at the New York District's Caven Point Marine Terminal.

  • Two new APG test facilities open

    Sep 9, 2010

    Two state-of-the-art Army test facilities officially opened at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Sept. 8, with local, state and national dignitaries taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • Army Aviation NCO Academy welcomes new commandant

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A long-time Aviation noncommissioned officer and Alabama native returned "home" July 23, stepping in as the new NCO Academy commandant.

  • Fort Rucker healthcare provider services expand

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lyster Army Health Clinic beneficiaries requiring urgent care may find themselves being referred to off-post health care facilities.

  • Fort Rucker Families enjoy 'horseplay'

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Clouds of dust could be seen and sounds of neighing could be heard at the Fort Rucker Riding Stables Sept. 4.

  • Task Force Marne Soldiers reflect on 9/11

    Sep 9, 2010

    Four 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers recall their thoughts after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C., and the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, when passengers determined their jet would be used to attack another target.

  • Army green, Army strong-- Fort Rucker turns in gas guzzlers for 'green' machines

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker is on its way to becoming "Army Green" and "Army Strong" as Directorate of Logistics officials anticipate introducing 17 light, slow electric vehicles to Fort Rucker by December.

  • Fort Rucker Boy Scout helps Aviation museum with new display

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A new, old model helicopter will soon make an appearance at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum thanks to a Troop 50 Eagle Scout.

  • Fort Rucker CID agents 'diligently seek truth,' new recruits

    Sep 9, 2010

    Criminal Investigation Command is looking for new, qualified recruits to train as CID special agents.

  • ASAP promotes suicide prevention at Fort Rucker

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Just because someone is drinking heavily doesn't mean that person's going to commit suicide, but, coupled with other symptoms, their chances may be increased.

  • 'You Are Not Alone': Suicide Prevention Month kicks off at Stewart-Hunter

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Each of us is precious. That is what Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear, told the Soldiers and Army Civilians filling the sanctuary and overflow room at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel, Sept. 2. Brigadier General Phillips was the guest speaker at the "You are not alone," Suicide Prevention Week kick-off. Narrator for the event was Tom Allmon, Directorate of Human Resources director.

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    Sep 9, 2010

    Photo to go with Are You Ready' story already submitted.

  • Fort Stewart hostage situation ends without injury

    Sep 9, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- It was the actions of two Soldiers that made a big difference when a lone gunman attempted to access the third floor of Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital, where the Behavioral Health unit is located, about 4 a.m., Sept. 6.

  • Are You READY' - September is National Preparedness Month

    Sep 9, 2010

    After September 11, 2001, the Department of Homeland Security established a national emergency preparedness campaign called "Ready."

  • ACS provides parents unprecedented assistance

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- September is National Baby Safety Month, and parents have plenty of free on-post resources to help them better care for and raise their infants.

  • Army Research Lab's newest analysis facility helps ensure aircraft safety, design

    Sep 9, 2010

    The Army Research Laboratory unveiled its latest efforts in ensuring the military's aircraft are safe and effective on the battlefield during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 8. The ARL Rotorcraft Survivability and Assessment Facility will give the Department of Defense accurate and timely test and evaluation information that could lead to improvements in aircraft design and reduce injury and death.

  • New Commanding General takes charge of 7th Signal Command

    Sep 9, 2010

    Brig. Gen. LaWarren Patterson assumed command of 7th Signal Command (Theater) from Brig. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper during a ceremony at Fort Gordon's Barton Parade Field Pavilion Sept. 8.

  • South Korean officers visit APG

    Sep 9, 2010

    A delegation from South korea paid a visit to Aberdeen Proving Ground July 27.

  • Retired Soldier remembers 9/11 Pentagon attack

    Sep 9, 2010

    "It suddenly dawned on me that I had been at the point of impact only minutes before the plane hit the building," said Walter Wood. "I was in shock, bitter with anger that someone had attacked and killed my friends."

  • Husband and wife partner to save lives

    Sep 9, 2010

    The Cargo Specialist, assigned to the 297th Inland Cargo Transfer Company, part of 13th Sustainment Command, volunteered to help his wife, Margaret, as she shepherded a blood drive for the two villages she serves as mayor in. For three days, from August 23d to August 25, 2010, the pair signed people in and recruited more to support the military blood drive held at the Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Two leaders team for one big success

    Sep 9, 2010

    The energetic co-leader of the Bravo Company, 115 Brigade Support Battalion, assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, arranged an Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) blood drive for eligible troops and family members at the battalion headquarters on September 3, 2010. Like many units at Fort Hood, the Muleskinners of the 115th recently returned from a deployment to Iraq. Working with leaders, family members, and newer Soldiers that had not deployed, Gardner put together a successful blood drive.

  • Army reserve-component suicides rising

    Sep 9, 2010

    While active-duty Army suicides are trending downward, reserve-component suicides appear to be on the rise -- a fact that worries leaders as the Army observes Suicide Prevention Month.

  • Chief reaffirms Army's commitment to families at dedication ceremony

    Sep 9, 2010

    When Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Fort Hood Wednesday, the trip was a personal one.

  • Kapisa PRT continues support for Afghan women, families

    Sep 9, 2010

    Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team's female engagement team met with the director of the Kapisa Women's Shelter to assess the needs of the shelter and the local women, Aug. 29.

  • Guard Soldiers participate in 'Colbert Report'

    Sep 9, 2010

    "Hey you can't park that here," yelled a voice from an upper floor of the New York City studio on West 54th Street.

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