Archive: Sep 2010

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  • BOSS, USACR/Safety Center use humor to energize safety message

    Sep 1, 2010

    Comedians Patrick Garrity, Eddie Gossling, Jimmy Rice, Woody McAdams and others reinforce safety messages in video clips dispersed throughout the updated BOSS Safety Factor presentation, which was specifically developed to reach younger Soldiers prone to high-risk activities.

  • Long Knives build "Strong Bonds" before deployment

    Sep 1, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Soldiers of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, participated in acouples retreat in San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 27-29, designed to have them focus on how to love one another and understand what their spouse loves about them.

  • Everyone is key to suicide prevention

    Sep 1, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!A? The Army Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, Suicide Prevention Report for 2010, published June 29, is as candid as it is lengthy.

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    Sep 1, 2010

  • Civilians can join Army-sponsored fitness program

    Sep 1, 2010

    DoD is in the middle of a civilian employee fitness campaign called "Leap into Fall" that challenges employees to log 1.5 million hours of physical activity.

  • Diagnosing and treating prostate cancer

    Sep 1, 2010

    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the third most common cause of death from cancer in men, but is rarely found in men under age 40. This cancer starts in the prostate gland, a walnut-sized structure that wraps around the urethra and produces fluid for semen.

  • Make fruits and veggies the star attraction

    Sep 1, 2010

    Did you know that the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that we eat more fruits and vegetables than any other food group' It might be surprising, but fruits and vegetables are a nutritional powerhouse. They are a natural source of energy and are rich in several nutrients, including vitamins A and C, fiber, folate and potassium. They also contain phyto-nutrients, naturally occurring substances in foods that benefit health.

  • American Legion sponsors Head Hunter Soldiers

    Sep 1, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Troopers assigned to the 1st Squadron, 9th Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, were recognized for their services during an awards ceremony held by sponsors from the American Legion, Aug. 28.

  • 'Ask, Care, Escort' can save lives

    Sep 1, 2010

    Sgt. Dan Smith is a 25-year-old active-duty Soldier. He was in his third month of a second deployment. This deployment triggered terrible memories from his first deployment.

  • Soldiers support Iraqi-led humanitarian mission

    Sep 1, 2010

    Iraqi Police officers in Anbar province distributed care packages to Iraqis-in-need, Aug. 29, at the Anbar Business Center in an effort build a more stable and self-sustaining country.

  • ACE suicide prevention program wins national recognition

    Sep 1, 2010

    The Army ACE Suicide Intervention Training Program, developed by U.S. Army Public Health Command (Provisional) behavioral health experts, was evaluated by a panel of suicide prevention experts and is now listed in the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and American Foundation Best Practice Registry for Suicide Prevention.

  • USASAC welcomes new IM Division chief

    Sep 1, 2010

    Johanna Crawford recently joined the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command as the Information Management Division chief at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • West Point welcomes Garrison CSM

    Sep 1, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jose M. Powell, the new West Point Garrison senior enlisted noncommissioned officer, receives a warm welcome during the Aug. 27 Change of Responsibility Ceremony at Trophy Point. A retirement ceremony followed for outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Violet C. McNeirney, commemorating her 28 years of service to the U.S. Army.

  • Picatinny, Benet Labs, engineers recognized by the Army for scientific advances

    Sep 1, 2010

    Twenty-eight U.S. Army Armament Research Development Engineering Center scientists and engineers were named Aug. 24 as recipients of the 2009 Army Research and Development Achievement Award for eight projects recognized for their significance.

  • West Point Museum earns national accreditation

    Sep 1, 2010

    The West Point Museum has achieved the highest national recognition for a museum by the American Association of Museums.

  • West Point celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Sep 1, 2010

    West Point celebrated the annual Women's Equality Day Aug. 26, on the day, 90 years ago, when the 19th amendment of the constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote. The guest speaker was Anucha Browne Sanders, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Marketing at the University at Buffalo.

  • Detroit Arsenal first to convert from contract guard positions

    Sep 1, 2010

    USAG DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. - The U.S. Army Garrison Detroit Arsenal is the first Army installation to completely convert contractor access-control-point security guard positions to federal employees.

  • Secretary of defense visits USD-C troops in Iraq

    Sep 1, 2010

    U.S. Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates-who announced Iraq's operational name change in February-visited Iraq Sep. 1 and, on one stop, met with the Vanguard Brigade Soldiers at Camp Ramadi, Iraq.

  • Iraqi Army exhibits show of strength

    Sep 1, 2010

    Iraqi Army Soldiers conducted training Aug. 30 at Joint Security Station Deason in Baghdad, exhibiting their capability to secure a more stable and sovereign Iraq.

  • Warrior Transition Command welcomes new commander

    Sep 1, 2010

    The Army's Warrior Transition Command celebrated its first change of command since its inception nearly 17 months ago in the Pentagon courtyard Aug. 26.

  • Army Corps, N.J. National Guard solar project empowers nation

    Sep 1, 2010

    The New York District is working with the NJ National Guard on solar power projects to save the Guard and area taxpayers considerable money.

  • 124 years later, historic indignity corrected

    Sep 1, 2010

    The siege of Yorktown would prove to be the final battle of the Revolutionary War. The Treaty of Paris officially brought the war to a close on Sept. 3, 1783, but the "Lafayette Gun's" service to its new nation was far from over. The venerable old 12-pounder was likely used against British troops during the War of 1812. When the Treaty of Ghent was signed Dec. 24, 1814, assuring the United States yet another victory over England, the "Lafayette Gun" was sent to Watervliet Arsenal for storage.

  • Ramadan Kareem: USD-S hosts Iftar on Basra

    Sep 1, 2010

    For the world's Muslim population, which is estimated at more than 1.5 billion as of October 2009, Ramadan is one of the most celebrated times of year. United States Division-South expressed their respects to the Islam community in their area of operations and to the holy month by hosting an Iftar celebration on Contingency Operating Base Basra Aug. 28.

  • Transportation Soldiers receive top honors

    Sep 1, 2010

    Soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division's transportation office received the Military Order of St. Christopher during a ceremony at the Fighting First Dining Facility on Contingency Operating Base Basra Aug. 27.

  • Kuwaiti Reunion: Siblings reunite while deployed

    Sep 1, 2010

    Selfless service, according to the Army values, means placing the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates before your own. In some cases, the commitment to selfless service goes beyond the individual and encompasses entire Families with rich military tradition.

  • We Be Jammin': Electronic warriors protect troops

    Sep 1, 2010

    With the threat of the improvised explosive device in Operation Iraqi Freedom, U.S. and coalition forces had to adapt to a new battlefield. The electronic warfare branch, which was only recently made an official branch in the U.S. Army, answered the call to stem the threat of a major killer of American troops in Iraq.

  • USF-I Change of Command

    Sep 1, 2010

    Gen. Ray Odierno relinquished command of U.S. Forces-Iraq at Camp Victory's Al Faw palace for Sept. 1, 2010. Odierno turned over command of USF-I to Gen. Lloyd Austin.

  • Iraqi Army exhibits show of strength

    Sep 1, 2010

    Iraqi Army soldiers conducted training Aug. 30 at Joint Security Station Deason in Baghdad, exhibiting their capability to secure a more stable and sovereign Iraq.

  • The return of a genuine Ghostrider

    Sep 1, 2010

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Walter "Walt" R. Jones III career spans across four decades and includes 30 years of active duty Army service. He witnessed the transformation of Army Aviation from the first air assaults in Vietnam to those of the Global War on Terror and has significantly contributed to the reshaping of aviation tactics.

  • USACR/Safety Center Links

    Sep 1, 2010

  • Purple heart beats strong

    Sep 1, 2010

    Spc. Patricia Fowler, B Company, Task Force Shadow UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crew chief, received a Purple Heart for wounds she sustained in action Aug. 5 while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Fowler was a crew member of a chase helicopter on a medevac mission when the aircraft came under enemy fire while flying over Helmand province May 6.

  • Look out below!

    Sep 1, 2010

    Task Force Shadow's CH-47 Chinooks from B Company executed their first low cost, low altitude aerial delivery resupply to troops at a combat outpost in Afghanistan July 26.

  • Looking through the window at federal stimulus dollars

    Sep 1, 2010

    In a building that has become the icon for the Watervliet Arsenal, the "Big Gun Shop," federal stimulus dollars have given the old lady of the arsenal a much needed facelift - and a visible example of how well local stimulus dollars have worked. For the arsenal, the $1.44 million federal stimulus project meant something other than job creation.

  • Ft. McNair Blood Drive Sept. 10

    Sep 1, 2010

    MDW blood drive to honor 9/11 victims. Fort McNair is the site of a blood drive hosted by the Military District of Washington Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • USAREUR Commander visits with Heidelberg youth

    Sep 1, 2010

    Gen. Carter Ham, U.S. Army Europe commanding general paid a visit to several facilities in U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg recently. The general spent a large part of his day talking with local youth and receiving feedback from them on curent programs and facilities.

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    Sep 1, 2010

  • These boots were made for walking

    Sep 1, 2010

    Soldiers from TF Shadow donated boots and other essential articles of clothing to the 11 women who graduated, and plan to provide assistance in future courses.

  • 'Tough slog' remains ahead in Afghanistan

    Sep 1, 2010

    "A very tough fight" remains in Afghanistan that will demand more hard work and sacrifice, President Barack Obama acknowledged while visiting Fort Bliss, Texas, to thank troops there for advancing the mission in Iraq.

  • Combat, hardship pays remain for troops serving in Iraq

    Sep 1, 2010

    The change from Operation Iraqi Freedom to Operation New Dawn does not affect combat and other hazardous-duty entitlements troops serving in Iraq receive, a Pentagon spokeswoman said.

  • Coalition forces return to village hit by suicide bomb

    Sep 1, 2010

    Task Force No Slack examined the medical supplies available to the clinic at Lar Sholtan village in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province. The unit made arrangements to provide the clinic with its spare medical supplies. Two months previously, a female suicide bomber killed two Soldiers with the unit and seriously wounded two other Soldiers, three Afghan police officers and at least five children in the village. This marked the first visit to the community by International Security Assistance Forces since the attack.

  • Trip to ancient Egypt builds spiritual growth

    Sep 1, 2010

    During the last week of summer vacation, 30 Camp Darby children were in school and loving every minute of it. At vacation bible school there were no tests or homework, just fun in the sun and creative activities based on an ancient Egyptian theme that keep everyone involved in the excitement.

  • TF Iron Soldiers join Macedonian Ranger's birthday celebration

    Sep 1, 2010

    Macedonian Rangers at Forward Operating Base Sharana recently celebrated their 18th birthday, and U.S. Soldiers from Task Force Iron Rakkasan were there to join them for the event.

  • Task Force Red Knight captures 3, locates weapons cache

    Sep 1, 2010

    The combination of weapons, ammunition, improvised explosive devices and enemy insurgents spell danger for any coalition forces facing them. Fortunately, a highly-skilled group of Soldiers here make it their mission to locate, capture or destroy insurgents and their weapons before they can be used against friendly forces.

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    Sep 1, 2010

    Soldiers of 6th Section, 3rd Platoon, A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Balls fired 30 rounds and were credited with about 10 enemies killed in action in support of operations conducted by TF Iron Grey in eastern Afghanistan's Laghman province Aug. 10.

  • Soldier serves country, pays debt to U.S.

    Sep 1, 2010

    With the U.S. Army deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan for several years now, it's hard for some Soldiers to focus on the reasons to stay in the army. Soldiers are sacrificing time with their families to fight wars that not all Americans agree with.

  • Schweinfurt's combat experts talk about realities of war with German soldiers

    Sep 1, 2010

    HAMMELBURG, Germany - A band of five U.S. Army noncommissioned officers with more than 25 years of deployed combat experience convened at the German infantry school here Thursday, Aug. 26 to provide their insights on Iraq and Afghanistan to 27 German NCO recruits-all of whom have not been deployed to those areas.

  • Army families mingle with Korean neighbors at Do Dream Festival

    Sep 1, 2010

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - Army family members attend the 6th Annual Do Dream Festival - the Republic of Korea and United States friendship event sponsored by Dongducheon City - at the Bosan-dong special tourist area outside Casey Garrison's main gate Aug. 28. The event included games, a variety of contemporary and traditional Korean folk music, and prize drawings.

  • Hovey home to 15th century Korean cultural resource

    Sep 1, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - U.S. Army installations throughout South Korea are home to some special natural and cultural resources that are protected and managed by the respective garrison's Directorate of Public Works' Environment Division and Camp Hovey is no different.

  • Students arrive at historic Casey Elementary School for classes

    Sep 1, 2010

    Elementary and middle school students who reside in the Uijeongbu-Dongducheon area - north of Seoul - no longer take a 60- to 90-minute one-way bus ride to Yongsan Garrison to attend school thanks to the historic opening of Casey Elementary School Aug. 30.

  • IMCOM Korea commander tells Red Cloud Garrison leaders to prepare for tough decisions

    Sep 1, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - With Defense Department Secretary Robert Gates announcing Aug. 9 that financial belt-tightening may result in the shutter of a major command employing 5,000 people and the elimination of at least 50 general and flag officer, and 150 Senior Executive Service positions within the next two years, the new Installation Management Command Korea commander who visited here Aug. 24 is grappling with a very tough question - "what is good enough'"

  • U.S. combat mission ends in Iraq, Obama says

    Sep 1, 2010

    President Barack Obama announced the official end to combat operations in Iraq during a prime-time Oval Office address, declaring "a new beginning" for the Iraqi people.

  • Army enhances readiness by embracing internship program

    Sep 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education and the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command's Minority College Relations Program this summer to facilitate the second session of the 10-week Minority Undergraduate Student Internship Program with great success.

  • Veterans Affairs works to reduce claims backlog

    Oct 14, 2011

    The Veterans Affairs Department is making great strides in its efforts to reduce the backlog of veterans' claims, VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki told thousands of veterans attending the 92nd Annual American Legion National Convention in Milwaukee.

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