Archive: Sep 2010

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  • Army teams with Navy for Pacific humanitarian ops

    Sep 29, 2010

    Reserve Soldiers have disembarked from the USNS Mercy after volunteering their skills in support of joint operations with the Navy to conduct disaster relief, civic assistance endeavors and other humanitarian missions.

  • NASCAR races to Walter Reed

    Sep 29, 2010

    For the sixth consecutive year, NASCAR drivers, officials and vehicles made a pit stop at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Sept. 23, on their way to Dover International Speedway for the AAA 400.

  • Top-ranked athletes compete through Armywide program

    Sep 29, 2010

    The GI Bill, excellent benefits, superior training and a chance to serve one's country are just some of the reasons people join the Army. Some people, however, are signing up to train and compete in the Olympics.

  • Progress continues on Prep School construction at West Point

    Sep 29, 2010

    By July 15, 2011, the first phase of building will be complete on the new U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School, and the barracks, dining hall, indoor athletic field and outdoor soccer field and track will be ready to receive new cadet candidates, said Lt. Col. Bob Brown, chief of plans for the West Point G-3 office. The deadline falls ahead of a Congressional mandate requiring the campus at Fort Monmouth, N.J., to be vacated by Sept. 15, 2011. That is the time at which Base Realignment and Closure 2005 will be complete for USMAPS.

  • Crystal Clear: Tips make BCT separations easier

    Sep 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- It feels like little time has passed since my younger sister was hanging onto my leg and crying for me not to leave for college. Today, my sister - who is 13 years younger than me - is a freshman in college herself. Observing my mother's reaction from afar, I can see an easy similarity between her feelings and the feelings of those parents and loved ones who comment on Fort Jackson's Facebook page each day.

  • West Point supports "Tunnel to Towers" run in NYC

    Sep 29, 2010

    West Point cadets volunteered to run alongside more than 23,000 other participants from the mouth of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the grounds of the World Trade Center. This is the very same route that New York City Firefighter Stephen Siller took on 9/11 after hearing the radio dispatch that a plane had just struck the Twin Towers. Siller had completed an overnight shift with Squad 1 in Brooklyn and was planning a day of golf with his brothers. Instead, he gathered more than 75 pounds of fire fighting equipment and ran to join his brethren at Ground Zero.

  • Smoke detectors best fire defense

    Sep 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Fort Jackson's fire department has been gearing up for National Fire Prevention Week, which will begin Saturday with the post's fourth annual "Hotoberfest" - a fire station open house and carnival. The fire-safety program, which is put together by DES and FMWR, promises to be as educational as it is entertaining once again.This year, the fire-prevention theme turns to smoke alarms.

  • CG reflects on first 100 days in command

    Sep 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Business executives and political leaders often use the first 100 days in a new job to assess their situation and to determine the way ahead.

  • Legal world converges at West Point

    Sep 29, 2010

    The U.S. Military Academy Department of Law and the West Point Center for the Rule of Law recently hosted one day of the Telford Taylor Memorial Conference. The conference, a three-day event held at both Columbia Law School and West Point, brought together legal experts from around the world to compare military law and jurisprudence with that of international criminal law. The event was held in conjunction with the Journal of International Criminal Justice Board of Directors Meeting. The JICJ, universally recognized as the world's pre-eminent publication on ICL, is led by renowned judge and scholar Antonio Cassese. The Journal's Board is a basic "Who's Who" of the ICL community.

  • German culture, fire safety combine for hot festival

    Sep 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Jackson Fire Department and Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation will co-host Fort Jackson's second annual Hotoberfest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at the Fire Station.

  • 1st Signal Brigade career counselor receives top retention recognition

    Sep 29, 2010

    One noncommissioned officer was chosen to represent the unit at the Department of the Army Career Counselor board in Washington, D.C., in January 2011.

  • Fort Jackson named an Army Training Center

    Sep 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Fort Jackson is about to go through a name change. The installation will soon be renamed as an Army Training Center.

  • Festival to celebrate Hispanic heritage

    Sep 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON. S.C. -- It's la fiesta time. The Fort Jackson community will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with music, dancing, food and lots of entertainment from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Patriots Park.

  • Idaho National Guard Soldiers develop vital skills for intelligence collection

    Sep 29, 2010

    Sixty Soldiers from the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team's Company Intelligence Support Teams are taking part in an intensive eight-day Military Intelligence training cycle in preparation for their deployment to Iraq. This training will allow the Soldiers to both conduct and train others to conduct basic intelligence gathering operations enabling them to gain useful information about oppositional forces.

  • USD-C Soldier builds trust, one soccer ball at a time

    Sep 29, 2010

    When Joe D'Alessandro created the Winning Hearts and Minds Project in 2008, president of the Cohansey Soccer Club, based in Upper Deerfield Township, N.J., he had no idea his son would eventually help him spread the spirit of American goodwill overseas.

  • Army partners with University of Maryland for R&D

    Jun 2, 2011

    The U.S. Army and the University of Maryland entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement at the school's Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building Sept. 28.

  • SMA talks NCO promotions, striving for excellence

    Sep 29, 2010

  • American paramedic committed to health care for all on Basra

    Sep 29, 2010

    Arriving in a foreign country with limited medical supplies and equipment, one nurse, no facility, and a number of unforeseen obstacles, one man pressed on to create a professional medical operation and provide health care to the hundreds of non-U.S. employees living on Basra Air Field.

  • Major Triathlete

    Sep 29, 2010

    Some people have the drive to accomplish goals in life others will never be able to. Being able to competitively swim 1.2 miles, bike for 56 miles and run 13.1 miles in a certain amount of time is one of them. For Maj. Nicholas Simontis, being a competitive tri-athlete requires more than just physical training to prepare for an event.

  • External News Links

    Sep 29, 2010

  • Harford Community College opens training center on APG

    Sep 29, 2010

    A 2,325 square-foot training facility marks Harford Community College's commitment to the training needs of Army civilians and contractors who work with garrison-supported organizations.

  • Memorial Service

    Sep 29, 2010

  • A final mission with lasting impact

    Sep 29, 2010

    As Soldiers of the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division prepared to leave the five provinces in southern Iraq they have been responsible for, there was still one last mission to complete. In coordination with supporters at Brookstone School in Columbus, Ga., Phenix City, Ala., and Fort Benning, Ga., the Soldiers dropped off donated shoes to the children of Iraq.

  • Before the Army

    Sep 29, 2010

  • Troops dealt varying scenarios

    Sep 29, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - As troopers from 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division began their movement into a small village, they noticed it not only looks like Iraq, but it sounds and even smells like Iraq. In reality it is far from the Middle East, for it is Boaz Combined Arms Combat Training Facility, one of a handful of MOUT (military operations in urbanized terrain) sites at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Afghanistan Photos

    Sep 29, 2010

  • Early Army Years

    Sep 29, 2010

  • ARDEC receives permanent symbol of Army appreciation

    Sep 29, 2010

    A permanent symbol of excellence normally associated with combat units was affixed to the U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) organizational flag in a Superior Unit Award streamer ceremony here Sept. 22.

  • Europe's first civil affairs brigade activates

    Sep 29, 2010

    A bright and sunny day provided a perfect setting for the official activation ceremony for Europe's first civil affairs brigade. The ceremony took place on Daenner Kaserne's parade field here Sept. 17.

  • Army hospital shelves paper processes for digital supply system in Afghanistan

    Sep 29, 2010

    In August, the MC4 program and 6th Medical Logistics Management Center teamed up with the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Afghanistan to arm them with a digital medical supply system, making them the Army facility to utilize it in theater.

  • CECOM commander visits Tobyhanna Forward Repair Activity

    Sep 29, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, commanding general of the Army Communications-Electronics Command, during his Sept. 23 visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Chiarelli visits CTSF to determine way ahead, possible mission expansion

    Sep 29, 2010

    Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Army Vice Chief of Staff, spent the better part of four hours at the CTSF, touring the facility, and discussing his views of the work the CTSF should be doing, and what it now does under its current mission as defined in a 2007 execution order.

  • Re-enactment honors Inchon Landing's 60th anniversary

    Sep 29, 2010

    Inchon, South Korea, took on a movie-set quality today as U.S. Marines and their South Korean and U.N. counterparts re-enacted the massive amphibious landing 60 years ago that ultimately turned the tide in the Korean War.

  • ARDEC technology demo day reaches out to law enforcement, academia

    Sep 29, 2010

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) partnered with professors and grad students from the New Jersey Institute of Technology during a joint technology demonstration day here Sept. 22.

  • Incheon Landing Commemoration - Sept. 15, 2010

    Sep 29, 2010

    As Commander, United Nations Command, it is a great honor for me to stand before so many veterans of the Korean War as we commemorate a great victory in a war that is still not formally ended after sixty years.

  • Battle of the bully

    Sep 29, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Barbara Coloroso is no stranger to bullies.

  • USO, United Through Reading program helps to build strong family ties through reading

    Sep 29, 2010

    When the USO (United Services Organization) opened a location at Kandahar Air Field in September, it created a quiet space for servicemembers to go and relax and enjoy a variety of leisure activities. In addition to the videogame consoles, computers with Internet access and phones to call home for free, it made available three reading rooms.

  • Ugandan soldiers first to earn air load planner certification

    Sep 29, 2010

    A U.S. Army Africa organized Africa Deployment Assistance Partnership Team (ADAPT) recently trained, and for the first time ever, certified 25 soldiers of the Uganda People's Defense Force as C-130 aircraft load planners in Entebbe, Uganda.

  • USAG-Natick holds mass-casualty exercise

    Sep 29, 2010

    Wounded civilians and Soldiers lay across the lawn and on the stairway in front of Johnson Barracks at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Anti-sub exercises send deterrence message to North Korea

    Sep 29, 2010

    The U.S. and South Korea navies kicked off anti-submarine warfare exercises yesterday in the waters off the Korean peninsula, sending what officials call an important message of deterrence to North Korea as South Korea commemorates the 60th anniversary of Seoul's liberation.

  • Masamute valley security

    Sep 29, 2010

    MASAMUTE VALLEY - U.S. Army Soldiers provide security in Masamute valley as they search the village of Bala in Laghman province, Afghanistan, Sept. 26, 2010. The Soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment, 86th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. David A. Jackson

  • 18th CSSB Soldier takes on ESPN - on and off the ice

    Sep 29, 2010

    In preparation for ESPN's live Veteran's Day show at the Grafenwoehr Training base, several news media representatives from ESPN visited Soldiers here Sept. 13-17 for pre-interviews and tapings.

  • Finance unit to deploy in support of Operation New Dawn

    Sep 29, 2010

    The Soldiers of Delta Detachment, 106th Finance Management Company held a unit guidon casing ceremony at Kleber Kaserne's gym here Sept. 23 in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Kuwait to provide financial support for Soldiers assigned to Operation New Dawn.

  • 773rd Civil Support Team conducts lane training

    Sep 29, 2010

    In a training scenario, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command officials announced they were working with Air Force investigators to review evidence related to an individual who had obtained castor beans with the intent of producing ricin, a poison found naturally in castor beans.

  • Gold Star families honor loved ones

    Sep 26, 2012

    Flickering candles lined the pier at Semmes Lake Sunday evening during a remembrance of fallen South Carolina Soldiers.

  • Commander's Corner: Community Involvement

    Sep 9, 2011

    Greetings to the entire Aberdeen Proving Ground community. I want to take this opportunity to tell you some of the exciting things happening at APG. We continue to rapidly move forward with the Base Realignment and Closure process.

  • Army reviews acquisition process

    Sep 9, 2011

    The Army is taking a critical look at how it acquires and manages equipment and services. A team from the Army Acquisition Review visited here Sept. 28, touring facilities and interviewing military officials.

  • Pacific Soldiers endure "trials" at 3rd Paralegal Warrior Challenge

    Sep 28, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Eight top paralegals from commands throughout the Pacific judiciously competed to become the top Paralegal of the Pacific, September 20 through 24.

  • 2010 Army Fall/Winter Safety Campaign

    Sep 28, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army's annual Fall/Winter Safety Campaign promotes individual responsibility and engagement on all fronts-between leaders, Soldiers, families and peers-to help prevent off-duty fatalities during the fall and winter seasons.

  • Commentary: Redress of Professional Military Education: The Clarion Call

    Sep 28, 2010

    In 1908, the American short story writer O. Henry penned "The Clarion Call." This title has become synonymous with a powerful request for action or an irresistible mandate. As the Nation looks to the institution of the U.S. Army during an era of persistent conflict and after 9 years of war, it is time to recapture professional military education (PME) as part of our profession. The Army is arguably the largest and best educational and training institution in the United States. It has a strong, established educational program that seeks to provide the right Soldier with the right education at the right time. Without doubt, even as we have fought two wars, there have been laudable advances to include an expanded graduate school program, increased numbers of international fellows at our schools, and an effort led by the Chief of Staff of the Army to broaden the experiences of the officer corps with more opportunities to serve in think tanks, interagency positions, and world-class universities.

  • Operational for What' The Future of the Guard and Reserves

    Sep 28, 2010

    Since the end of the Cold War, the National Guard and Reserves have been transformed from a strategic to an operational force because of the demands of U.S. military involvement in Haiti, Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, and-most significantly- Afghanistan and Iraq (twice). While still providing strategic depth in the event of a major war, the often derided "weekend warriors" of yesteryear have been replaced by men and women who join the Guard and Reserves knowing full well that they will participate routinely and regularly in ongoing military missions. This transformation of the Reserve Component (RC)-comprised of approximately 1.1 million Servicemembers in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard Reserve, along with the Army and Air National Guard-has been widely acknowledged by U.S. political and military leaders. As Vice President Joe Biden said earlier this year, "This ain't your father's National Guard."1 Officials also have recognized the need for new policies that will support an operational reserve. Department of Defense (DOD) Secretary Robert Gates observed, "Since the Guard was considered in the past a strategic reserve, it was a lower priority for funding. That has changed."2 He later added, "Today, the standard is that the Guard and Reserves receive the same equipment as the Active Force."3

  • Developing an Operational Reserve: A Policy and Historical Context and the Way Forward

    Sep 28, 2010

    Today, much attention is paid to a concept of employment for the U.S. military Reserve Components (RCs), encompassing the Army and Air National Guard and the Reserves of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. This concept is entitled the "operational reserve." The concept of an operational reserve, in which Reserve forces participate routinely and regularly in ongoing military missions, is viewed as a fairly recent development. This concept is distinct from an earlier view in which the RCs were seen mainly as a "strategic reserve" whose primary role was augmentation and reinforcement of Active forces during a major contingencyAca,!"an event that was anticipated to occur at best once in a lifetime.

  • Stabilization Operations Beyond Government: Joint Venture Public-Private Partnerships in Iraq and Af

    Sep 28, 2010

    Against the backdrop of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a changing strategic environment in the broader Middle East, political leaders now are confronting the difficult question of how to achieve long-term stability. The toppling of the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan and removal of Saddam Hussein from Iraq displayed the capability of America's military to marshal overwhelming conventional force against its enemies. However, this overwhelming capability soon was eclipsed when this same force struggled to secure durable peace either in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Game sets backdrop for Riley County, Fort Riley covenant signing

    Sep 28, 2010

    During a ceremony at half time of Kansas State University's football game Sept. 25, Lt. Col. Eric Timmerman, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and representatives from Riley Country reaffirmed 4th IBCT's commitment to the residents and leadership of Riley County with an Army Community Covenant signing.

  • Fort Eustis hosts CSF Resiliency Fair

    Sep 28, 2010

    As part of ongoing efforts to raise awareness and understanding of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, Fort Eustis will host a Resiliency Fair Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Fort Eustis Club.

  • Rail Gunners wrap up 3 weeks of training

    Sep 28, 2010

    The first task occurred in the breaking hours of the morning when the unit received the alert to grab their gear, prepare to load up in the motor pool, and move out to their initial firing positions...

  • Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army lay wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns

    Sep 28, 2010

    Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown

  • All-Army women go 8-0 at Armed Forces Softball Championships

    Sep 28, 2010

    The undefeated All-Army women won eight games and put six players on the all-tournament team at the 2010 Armed Forces Softball Championships, Sept. 19-23.

  • Former Senator laid to rest

    Sep 28, 2010

    Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, who served in the Senate longer than any Republican in history, was laid to rest with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery on Sept. 28. He served in the Army Air Forces in the 1940s.

  • Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest

    Sep 28, 2010

    First Lt. Vernon J. Baker was laid to rest in a Full Honor Ceremony conducted by the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) at Arlington National Cemetery. He was an Army infantryman who became the only surviving African American to receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during World War II.

  • Nutrient may enhance Soldiers' performance

    Sep 28, 2010

    An Army doctor serving in Iraq received approval from an Army medical review board, Sept. 28, to study the effects of omega-3 fish oil capsules on deployed Soldiers' mental health.

  • Learning about the Army's space domain

    Sep 28, 2010

    Students from the Air War College in Montgomery, Ala., visited the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command in Huntsville Sept. 22 to learn about the Army's role in the space domain. The students received briefings on SMDC-ONE and Kestrel Eye - both satellites, Geospatial Information Interoperability Exploitation Portable system, and GATR - a portable antenna system. The school is a joint military environment that provides training for strategic leaders. The students are scheduled to graduate in May.

  • All-Army women go 8-0 at Armed Forces Softball Championships

    Sep 28, 2010

    The undefeated All-Army women won eight games and put six players on the all-tournament team at the 2010 Armed Forces Softball Championships Sept. 19-23.

  • All-Army women go 8-0 at Armed Forces Softball Championships

    Sep 28, 2010

    The undefeated All-Army women won eight games and put six players on the all-tournament team at the 2010 Armed Forces Softball Championships Sept. 19-23.

  • Smoke alarms provide a sound you can live with

    Sep 28, 2010

    Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9, but Installation Management Command safety officials, from headquarters to garrison level, say such concerns remain a constant priority.

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  • Soldiers 'Live the Legend' while fishing for it

    Sep 28, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The stresses of a Soldier tend to come from all aspects of his or her career; handling normal activities, preparing for deployment or readjusting to 'normal life' after a deployment. These stresses are typically seen by everyone around them and there are some members of their communities that want to help relieve these stresses.

  • Presidio joins GFEBS financial data network

    Sep 28, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Beginning Oct. 1 those who submit and approve purchase requests at the Presidio of Monterey and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center will log on to a new system.

  • Soldiers 'Live the Legend' while fishing for it

    Sep 28, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The stresses of a Soldier tend to come from all aspects of his or her career; handling normal activities, preparing for deployment or readjusting to 'normal life' after a deployment. These stresses are typically seen by everyone around them and there are some members of their communities that want to help relieve these stresses.

  • Soldiers 'Live the Legend' while fishing for it

    Sep 28, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The stresses of a Soldier tend to come from all aspects of his or her career; handling normal activities, preparing for deployment or readjusting to 'normal life' after a deployment. These stresses are typically seen by everyone around them and there are some members of their communities that want to help relieve these stresses.

  • Senior Army leaders visit Iraq

    Sep 28, 2010

    The Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division is an all-in-one aviation brigade from Fort Riley, Kan. The unit deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq this March in support of Operation New Dawn, and is now the only aviation brigade in Iraq. The brigade's main mission is the support of ground forces, which involves freedom of maneuver, counter-indirect fire, route clearance, and convoy security. It is also involved in advising and assisting Iraqi aviators across the country. The unit is the first ever enhanced aviation brigade, meaning that it has absorbed other units, becoming a super brigade of sorts. If there is something flying in Iraq, it likely wears the brigade's insignia, the historic "Big Red One." With a special mission and a strength of historic proportions for an aviation brigade, the enhanced CAB is attracting a lot of attention. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, the Army's first female four-star general, and Dr. Malcolm Ross O'Neill, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology), visited the brigade's headquarters on Camp Taji, Sept. 26, and were briefed on the intent and progress of the brigade's mission. The two leaders also presented several of the brigade's junior Soldiers with coins for their achievements during the brigade's deployment.

  • CAB Soldier wins USD-S competition

    Sep 28, 2010

    BASRA, Iraq - Soldiers serving in Iraq faced off Sept. 8 in a quarterly competition designed to challenge Soldiers' military skills

  • USAISEC teams up with Tobyhanna to accomplish missions

    Sep 28, 2010

    USAISEC works with Tobyhanna Army Depot to accomplish Warfighter missions.

  • Henderson Hall sergeant major embodies Marine Corps spirit

    Sep 28, 2010

    Profile of Sgt. Maj. Joseph M. Davenport III, sergeant major, Headquarters and Services Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall.

  • Army talks communication priorities with industry

    Sep 28, 2010

    Leveraging commercial technologies for the Army's future was what industry representatives wanted to discuss at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association monthly luncheon at the Ritz Carlton Hotel here Sept. 27.

  • USAISEC Teams up with Tobyhanna to accomplish missions

    Sep 28, 2010

    USAISEC works with Tobyhanna Army Depot to accomplish Warfighter missions.

  • Picatinny engineer earns DoD recognition for service to NJ Hispanic community

    Sep 28, 2010

    A Picatinny engineer was recognized by the Department of Defense this month in the nation's capital for his lasting accomplishments both in the lab and in his community. A member of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) for the last 21 years, Sam Perez was the only U.S. Army civilian to earn the 2010 LATINA Style Distinguished Service Award.

  • Students experience Army training

    Sep 28, 2010

    Screams of triumph, pain and frustration were heard throughout the four-day competition, held Sept. 20-24, where more than 60 Job Corps students from across the nation competed in an intense training exercise at the Joint Maneuver Training Center here.

  • Combat spouses: 1st Armored Division spouses enjoy day on the range

    Sep 28, 2010

    Military spouses stepped into their husbands' shoes for a day during 1st Armored Division's Combat Spouses Day at the Rheinblick Outdoor Recreation Complex Sept. 22.

  • Contracting officer gains valuable experience during Iraq duty

    Sep 28, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Working with civilians all day can detrimentally affect a Soldier's edge. At least that's how one contracting officer felt before volunteering for a six-month tour of duty to Iraq.

  • Army's senior enlisted Soldier visits COB Speicher

    Sep 28, 2010

  • "That's the way life is." Veterans of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment reunite for

    Sep 28, 2010

    Less than a dozen veterans of the former 325th Glider Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division reunited for the last time in Charlotte Sep. 25. The remaining Glidermen have held annual reunions all over the country for 30 years. As the final meeting, Paratroopers with 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team attended to pay their respect to the men who paved the way for the 2BCT.

  • NSSC Soldiers train at Fort Devens

    Sep 28, 2010

    As she strained to be heard above the sounds of simulated gunfire just yards away, Staff Sgt. Brooke Green talked about how different this all was from her normal duties at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • "God, I Thank you I'm an Airborne Engineer"

    Sep 28, 2010

    Each year, Airborne Engineers from the 82nd Airborne Division, commemorate this historic event by holding their own "Crossing the Waal" at McKeller's Lake. But, this year was special because it was the first in nearly three years that all the engineer companies from the four Brigade Combat Teams of the 82nd Airborne Division were able to attend, due to deployment in support of the Global War on Terror.

  • HH Marine makes selection for fellowship

    Sep 28, 2010

  • USACE facilitates emergency operations, GIS workshop in Tajikistan

    Sep 28, 2010

    The USACE Civil Military Emergency Preparedness program sponsored an Emergency Operations Center and GIS Workshop for representatives from Tajikistan's Committee for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense and Ministry of Defense Aug. 9-13.

  • Omega 3 study approved in Iraq

    Sep 28, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - An Army doctor serving in Iraq received approval from an Army medical review board Sept. 28 to study the effects of omega-3 fish oil capsules on deployed Soldiers' mental health.

  • Fishing course nets new instructors certified to conduct fishing courses throughout Germany

    Sep 28, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Garrisons across Germany have a new team of certified fishing instructors to add to existing Family Morale Welfare and Recreation outdoor program opportunities. Ten individuals from various Army Europe garrisons completed the week-long instructor course took place in mid-September at the Bavarian State Institute for Fisheries in Starnberg, Germany, and are now certified as instructors.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month ignites history, dance lessons

    Sep 28, 2010

    Sombreros surrounded the tops of tables and balloons advertised a "fiesta!" at the main dining facility's overflow room at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Sept. 25. Soldiers and civilians celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month through cultural education and entertainment.

  • Gold Star Mothers bond over tragedy

    Aug 26, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - When the Soldier came to the door in his dress uniform accompanied by a chaplain, it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Karen and her daughter were home and Karen's husband, Bob, was out golfing. "I heard the knock on the door, and I saw the man in uniform, and I knew what happened. I said, 'Go away, I don't want to hear it,'" Karen said. She was angry the men wanted her to call her husband during his golf game, but finally conceded and told Bob, "Alex was killed. You need to come home."

  • APS-4 equipment makes waves

    Sep 19, 2011

    APS-4 watercraft made waves on their way from Yokohama Harbor to the shores of Ito City. Two Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 2000-series boats participated in Pacific Reach 2010, Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, 2010.

  • Father promotes daughter in Iraq

    Sep 27, 2010

    An Army father promoted his Army daughter during a Sept. 19 ceremony held at Camp Liberty here.

  • Fort Bragg commanding general visits Schofield Barracks

    Sep 27, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, commanding general, 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, visits the 1st Lt. Nainoa Hoe Battle Command Training Center, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Sept. 27. Helmick received a briefing on the ongoing Mission Readiness Exercise for the upcoming deployment to Iraq.

  • Helping from the ground up: CJTF-HOA donates shoes

    Sep 27, 2010

    Men and women of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier came together with a surprise of new shoes for the children of the National Center for the Protection of Juvenile Boys September 16, 2010. The idea for the drop came from the camp's Community Assistance Volunteers (CAV).

  • Fall 2010 TSLC day one

    Sep 27, 2010

  • Tough training by ASC pays off in QC Marathon

    Sep 27, 2010

    Soldiers from the Army Sustainment Command took off at a gallop after their commanding general signaled the start of the 13th annual Quad Cities Marathon. ASC fielded a team for the 5-kilometer run and another in the half-marathon race held Sept. 26 in downtown Moline, Ill.

  • Federal Voting Assistance Program

    Sep 27, 2010

    Military and overseas voters, submit your ballot request for the November 2 general election!

  • Army, major mortgage financers sign 'forbearance' agreement

    Sep 27, 2010

    The Army, Fannie Mae and several of the country's largest home financers signed a memorandum of commitment Sept. 27 at the Pentagon which will help Soldiers and their families who are in trouble with their mortgages.

  • The Army Space Cadre: Space Professionals (FA40) and Space Enablers

    Sep 27, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The SECDEF directed each service to develop a "cadre of space-qualified professionals comprised of military and civilian personnel to represent their Military Service and agency's interests in space requirements, acquisition and operations." As the Army Specified Proponent for Space, the commander, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT), received the mission to develop and track a cadre of space-qualified professionals. The Army Space Cadre consists of over 2,300 Soldier and civilian billets in the Army and joint organizations. There are three categories of Army Space Personnel from all components: FA40 (Space Operations Officers), Non-FA40 Soldiers, and DA civilians.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know William Bet-Sayad

    Sep 27, 2010

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know William Bet-Sayad

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