Archive: Sep 2010

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  • Herencia, Diversidad, Integridad y Honor: celebrating Hispanic heritage

    Sep 27, 2010

    SMDC joined Team Redstone in celebrating Hispanic American Heritage month Sept. 23 at the Bob Jones auditorium.

  • Social Science: Saving Lives in Iraq

    Sep 27, 2010

    Human Terrain Analysis Team-South, is small in number but plays a large role in United States Division-South's efforts to assist the Iraqi people by to providing insight into the population and its culture.

  • Army Shadow earns DOD performance-based logistics award

    Sep 27, 2010

    The Army's Shadow unmanned aerial system was recently named the recipient of a Department of Defense award for performance-based logistics, in part for the high readiness rate of the system, its improved reliability and its decreasing cost of operation.

  • Importance of an All-Hazards Emergency Plan

    Sep 27, 2010

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ala. -- Does your organization have an all-hazards emergency plan' Does your family' For many, planning for an emergency or disaster isn't a priority

  • Final Honor Flight 'A Very Touching Trip'

    Sep 27, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Adelaide Cape watched quietly as World War II veterans reunited with their loved ones at the Huntsville International Airport following the last Honor Flight Tennessee Valley on Sept. 11. When a passerby asked if things were OK, the Honor Flight volunteer coordinator smiled as tears fell down her cheeks.

  • Singers dazzle audience at 'Operation Rising Star' 2010

    Sep 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The ear-splitting screech of an air horn blasts through Tropics Recreation Center, here, as its enthusiastic owner, yells, "Who are we'"

  • MP Warfighter Competition

    Sep 27, 2010

    Spc. Greg Bartholomew, Cpl. Christopher Vazquez, and Spc. Deante Tarp (respectively) from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), 4th Battalion, 289th Military Police Company cross the finish line as the first team to complete the final event of the MP Warfighter competition, the 15-mile endurance march at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Sept. 16.

  • Seven Questions For New Commander

    Sep 27, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers talks about his first few days on the job as the new commander of the Aviation and Missile Command and Redstone Arsenal.

  • Mulbury hosts his first North town hall meeting

    Sep 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The North community town hall meeting, held here, Tuesday, promoted the dialogue between community members and senior leadership from 25th Infantry Division and U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and got the ball rolling on pressing community issues.

  • New online housing resident survey 'Insite' goes live

    Sep 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A new online customer survey program called Insite has gone live on the Island Palm Communities website.

  • Hale Kula encourages children to run

    Sep 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Hale Kula Elementary School, located here, encourages wellness for all students and families.

  • Stallions train for Urban Operations

    Sep 27, 2010

    Fort Hood, Texas - Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conduct a squad live-fire exercise at the House Creek shoot house on Sept. 22. This event kicked off the unit's collective training after completing individual skills training. This training is done to maintain unit cohesion and ability to operate in an urban environment in combat.

  • A vintage flight for warriors

    Sep 27, 2010

    BARBERSAca,!E+POINT, HawaiiAca,!E+-Aca,!'Bruce Mayes (left), president, Pacific Warbirds, flies Soldiers like Spc. Jeff Lynch, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, "Wolfhounds," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, around Oahu landmarks in his 1944, World War II vintage U.S. Navy SNJ (AT-6)Aca,!E+aircraft to connect wounded warriors with veterans.

  • 500th MI Bde. defeats 'Wolfhounds' in Right Arm Night tug-of-war

    Sep 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Testosterone was pumping at "Right Arm Night," Sept. 10, at the Nehelani, here, as the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, "Wolfhounds," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, faced off against the 500th Military Intelligence Brigade for the tug-of-war championship.

  • 'Soldier hero' proves merit of CLS certification

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Twenty-year-old Army Specialist Eric Brubaker doesn't want to hear the word hero used in conjunction with his name, he doesn't want to feel a pat on his back or a hand shake followed by the words "good job;" truth be told Spc. Brubaker probably doesn't want to see his name in print either.

  • USAG-HI honors volunteers who donate food, pampering services

    Sep 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii has recognized two volunteers for their efforts at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, Sept. 14, here.

  • Army War College signs community covenant

    Sep 27, 2010

    Army War College newcomers perused booths manned by local artists and vendors at the Carlisle Harvest of the Arts and got to know some of the local people before heading to Veterans' Square to witness the signing of the Army Community Covenant and to enjoy a performance by the U.S. Army jazz Ambassadors Dixieland Band.

  • Learning the history of the hula

    Sep 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Office of the Native Hawaiian Liaison, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, in conjunction with the Sgt. Yano Library, conducted a hula workshop, here, Sept. 16, 2010. Kumu hula (teacher) Ladd Haleloa shared the history of the hula with Soldiers and family members.

  • Strengthening spirits during field training

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-As Soldiers from the 41st Fires Brigade took a break from the physical demands of the Table XV, battery level training exercise, they took advantage of the down time and devoted some time to training and strengthening a part of the body often forgotten about; the spirit.

  • Head Hunters ready to move north

    Sep 27, 2010

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted final checks of their Bradley fighting vehicles weapon systems, Sept. 20, prior to moving into Iraq later this month.

  • Ask the Garrison Commander! Mulbury addresses community-wide issues

    Sep 27, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - In a previous edition of "Ask the Garrison Commander," I talked about the importance of customer feedback to our garrison and how the Interactive Customer Evaluation system, or ICE, is an excellent way of telling garrison service providers if we're meeting your needs.

  • Students pray for nation, school year

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- On a calm week-day morning, children and adults stood forming a circle with their heads bowed around their school flagpole to pray for their school and nation.

  • Straight Talk: Contract security guards secure their last gate on post

    Sep 27, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Directorate of Emergency Services has been training new Department of the Army Security Guards, or DASGs, to take over the security guard contract for our gates.

  • AMRDEC Technology Production Officer Recognized

    Sep 27, 2010

    In a recent ceremony conducted in the office of Eric Edwards, (left), Director of the Aviation and Missile, Research, Development and Engineering Center, Jamie Dodson, (center left), a Technology Production Officer in the AMRDEC's Security and Intelligence Office, was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Col. Bradford Nelson, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, G-2, Army Materiel Command.

  • Moroccan officers experience US tanks

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-- Moroccan army officers visited 1st Bn., 8th Cav. Regt. during a field exercise on Fort Hood, Texas, Sept. 21

  • Blackhorse infantrymen vie for coveted EIB

    Sep 27, 2010

    More than 200 infantrymen from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment participated in the EIB testing, at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif. Sept. 20-24. The Soldiers were tested on their knowledge of the infantry skill set to earn the right to wear the EIB.

  • Black Jack artillerymen 'stay on target'

    Sep 27, 2010

    Four cannons point to the sky, fire in sequence and smoke fills the air. Then, the barrels lower into a 45 degree angle as they prepare to fire again.

  • FA Soldiers breeze through Yellow smoke

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - As Field Artillery Soldiers prepare to move locations and conduct counter fire mission, their unit is mortared with several rounds which produce an unknown yellow smoke.

  • BSB protects delivery of Soldiers' essentials: food, fuel, ammunition

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Some of the most important jobs on the battlefield do not involve raiding weapons caches, searching for enemy combatants, or kicking in doors because without the simple necessities like food, fuel, ammunition, and maintenance parts none of those jobs would be possible.

  • FA Soldiers defend Operations Center

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - With a boom and a cloud of white smoke, chaos broke out around the Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment Battery Operation Center during the Table XV training exercise on North Fort Hood, Sept. 22.

  • milWiki for Strategic Communications

    Sep 27, 2010

  • One of the Army's Top OPSEC Managers

    Sep 27, 2010

    During the Army's annual Operation Selcurity Conference, David Hartfield was recognized as a finalist and one of the Army's top OPSEC program managers.

  • 11th ACR's Horse Detachment represents Blackhorse at national competition

    Sep 27, 2010

    The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment's Horse Detachment will compete in the National Cavalry Competition at historic Fort Concho in San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

  • First Muslim chaplain joins National Guard

    Sep 27, 2010

    The Army National Guard will get its first Muslim chaplain in December 2011.

  • Green building home to multiple Mountain Medics

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Fort Carson's newest environmentally-high-performance structure now contains five medical units. Here, they can better train, equip and support the "Mountain Medics." The grand opening of building 704 at Specker Avenue and Carey Street was celebrated by ribbon cutting, speeches, cake, band and tours of the facility Sept. 10. The event signaled a new era in these units' abilities to support the Overseas Contingency Operations.

  • Defense Department honors Guard, Reserve employers

    Sep 27, 2010

    Recipients of the 2010 Secretary of Defense Employment Support Freedom Award ranged from small companies to the state of Hawaii. The annual award is presented by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a defense agency.

  • Warriors in transition share experience

    Sep 27, 2010

    To give community leaders a sense of what the Warrior Transition Battalion is all about, Soldiers from the unit hosted a "Warriors Give Back" event Sept. 10. The event was designed to give guests an insider's view of the Army and also to explain the mission of the WTB and how the unit is helping wounded warriors make their individual transitions.

  • Sustainers train at Fort Bragg

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2010) - About 70 Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) deployed to Fort Bragg, N.C. Sept. 9 to participate in the Joint Forced Entry Exercise which included Army and Air Force units from across the country.

  • Tapping method eases stress in many

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The Emotional Freedom Technique, or "tapping" as it is commonly referred, offers clinicians a useful tool and patients an uncomplicated self-help strategy in combating the emotional effects of PTSD and other disorders.

  • Under Secretary of Defense for Policy visits Besmaya

    Sep 27, 2010

    Under Secretary of Defense for Policy visits Besmaya, MichAfA..le Flournoy spoke with both U.S. and Iraqi troops.

  • Army Guard gets its first Muslim chaplain

    Sep 27, 2010

    A Texas National Guard officer will become the Army National Guard's first Muslim chaplain in December.

  • Rule of Law conference focuses on police primacy, future of Iraq's security

    Sep 27, 2010

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness marks change in Army culture

    Sep 27, 2010

    Description of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program.

  • Diamond Brigade and Husker Fans Salute the Troops

    Sep 27, 2010

  • Warrant officer courses at Fort Rucker develop leaders

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Army warrant officer education is undergoing a transformation here starting Oct. 1.

  • Make your voice heard -- Absentee Voting Week Sept. 27-Oct. 4

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and military Family members wishing to vote absentee in the Nov. 2 general elections should take action soon to ensure their vote will be counted.

  • Best of the best: Fort Rucker names Soldier, NCO of the year

    Sep 27, 2010

    Fort Rucker named its Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Sept. 15, 2010.

  • Fort Rucker ACS: Financial peace builds resiliency

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Being financially prepared and responsible are good ways to prevent other potential life problems, according to Army Community Service officials.

  • Life force needed: Blood donations given at McNair

    Sep 27, 2010

    The Armed Services Blood Program hosted a blood drive at Fort McNair Sept. 10, ''in honor of the 9AcA "11 victims."

  • AMRDEC receives Army Superior Unit Award

    Sep 27, 2010

    For support to the Warfighter, the Aviation and Missile, Research, Development and Engineering Center was presented the Army Superior Unit Award streamer here Sept. 23.

  • Single Soldiers discuss concerns at summit

    Sep 27, 2010

    GRAFENWOHER, Germany -- Sixty-seven U. S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Soldiers gathered to discuss issues facing single Soldiers and share those issues with the garrison commander, Sept. 16.

  • Army fulfills obligations, pays claims for land use

    Sep 27, 2010

    Iraqi citizens who own the land on Forward Operating Base Paliwoda were compensated for the use of their land during a claims payment mission held at Joint Base Balad, Sept. 19-21, 2010.

  • Defense Department honors Guard, Reserve employers

    Sep 27, 2010

    Fifteen U.S. companies nominated by their employees received Defense Department awards yesterday for outstanding support to the Guard and Reserve members they employ.

  • Saving energy begins at local level

    Sep 27, 2010

    Every year the month of October is globally recognized as Energy Awareness Month. This year's Energy Awareness Month theme, "Powering America; We're on Target," identifies the need to continue aiming at energy targets to lower operating expenses, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and develop cost-effective and sustainable energy resources, while maintaining our high mission readiness.

  • Rising Star a launch pad to musical success

    Sep 27, 2010

    The Army launched another one of its own, Spc. Nicholas Davis, toward musical stardom with the Operation Rising Star competition at the Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center, Sept. 10.

  • Taji warrior resiliency campus

    Sep 27, 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."

  • Netzaberg Youth Center hosts geology exhibit

    Sep 27, 2010

    Rocks, plus a large variety of other geological and paleontological finds, rolled into U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr's Netzaberg Youth Center, Sept. 10, thanks to a generous contribution from several donors.

  • Absentee Voter Week encourages overseas voters

    Sep 27, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Absentee Voting Week began Sept. 27 to raise awareness among U.S. citizens residing outside American borders to return completed absentee voting ballots as quickly as possible.

  • Photo: Iraqi aviation trains on Camp Taji

    Sep 27, 2010

    An Iraqi army Mi-17 helicopter takes off for a training flight from Camp Taji, Iraq, Sept. 26. The Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, the sole aviation brigade deployed to Iraq, routinely flies joint missions with the Iraqi aviators. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roland Hale, eCAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO)

  • 'Tropic Lightning' Leaders Back Leilehua Mules

    Sep 26, 2010

    Colonel Bradley Becker, 25th Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General of Support, and Division Command Sergeant Frank Leota represented the Leilehua High School Mules along with Air Force Colonel, Sam Barrett representing the Radford Rams football team, during the opening coin toss Sept. 24.

  • The Army Voting Assistance Program

    Sep 26, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The U.S. Army Voting Assistance Program informs and educates Soldiers and their eligible dependents on their right to vote. The goal is to encourage our Army community to participate in our nation's voting process and know their vote will be counted no matter where they are stationed. Voting Assistance Officers (VAO) world-wide, assist in this process to make registration and voting materials available to all eligible Army voters. Yet, it is the responsibility of voters to register, request an absentee ballot and cast their vote.

  • Female Afghan officer candidates usher new era

    Sep 26, 2010

    Much like the United States in the mid-20th Century, Afghanistan is experiencing changes in the rights afforded to women. Afghan women can now hold jobs previously unavailable to them, such as serving in a position of authority as an officer in the Afghan National Army.

  • ISAF senior enlisted visits Afghan Sergeant Major Academy

    Sep 26, 2010

    The International Security Assistance Force senior enlisted leader made his first visit Sept. 23 to the Afghan National Army's Sergeant Major's Academy with the Sergeant Major of the ANA in an expansion of their partnership.

  • Officials seek to strengthen Reserve components

    Sep 26, 2010

    A report released this week will help Defense Department officials implement recommendations made by the Commission on the National Guard and Reserve two years ago.

  • Corps parks and volunteers celebrate, improve public lands

    Sep 25, 2010

    Nearly 1,200 volunteers joined park rangers and staff at eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District parks in central California to celebrate the 17th annual National Public Lands Day Sept. 25

  • Solo

    Sep 25, 2010

    BASRA, Iraq - Army Sgt. David Bamba, a native of Rota and a broadcast journalist for the 305th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment,attached to the 1st Infantry Division, United States Division-South approaches the helicopter after a mission at Camp Adder Sept. 15. (Photo by Army Spc. Raymond T. Quintanilla)

  • Gold Star Mothers

    Oct 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army recognizes the sacrifice and strength of mothers of fallen service members.

  • Military Appreciation Weekend: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers barrel of fun to Soldiers, Families

    Sep 24, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-Nearly 3,000 servicemembers and their Families flocked to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Saturday and Sunday to take advantage of the $4.25 admission prices during the zoo's military appreciation weekend. For the fifth year the zoo offered the special pricing to show its appreciation to the servicemembers and their families who have made sacrifices on the public's behalf and to provide an opportunity for recently deployed Soldiers to spend quality family time, according to a zoo release.

  • Corps awards $125.9 million contract for Joint Federal Project at Folsom Dam

    Sep 24, 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $125.9 million contract Sept. 24 to Granite Construction Company of Watsonville, Calif., to build the control structure for the new auxiliary spillway at Folsom Dam.

  • Suicide Prevention Month: Training offers tips

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Suicide prevention training Sept. 14 at the Family Readiness Center taught warning signs and intervention techniques to those with close contact to Soldiers who may be contemplating taking their own lives. The training was attended by Family readiness support assistants, Family readiness group leaders and Family members, according to Valarie Adams, FRSA for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Soldiers, families not alone after deployment

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - When Soldiers returning from deployment exit the aircraft at Lawson Army Airfield and march through the doors into Freedom Hall, their families aren't the only people they see. The USO, American Red Cross, Operation Homefront Georgia, and Association of the United States Army are among the community support organizations that rally every time there's a troop movement through the Fort Benning terminal.

  • Festival showcases what post has to offer Soldiers, Families, community

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - The roar of machine guns was matched by the laughter of children and Families as they enjoyed all Fort Riley has to offer at the 2010 Fall Apple Day Festival. More than 8,500 people gathered on Artillery Parade Field Sept. 18 for the annual celebration.

  • Fort Sill renews historic rugby tourney

    Sep 24, 2010

    Girdlestone tourney named after British liaison officer who helped form the Gunners team in the early 1970s. Tourney played from 1972-1997.

  • Hold On

    Sep 24, 2010

  • May issue

    Sep 24, 2010

  • Editor's note

    Sep 24, 2010

  • No monkey business: 'The Gorilla' strikes fear, respect in 3rd HBCT football players

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team is using a strength, conditioning and agility coach to help get ready for its Oct. 28 tackle football game against Columbus State University's club team. And the players say she can be a real beast.

  • Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery

    Sep 24, 2010

    A fallen World War II veteran and Medal of Honor recipient was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, Sept. 24.

  • Soldiers encouraged to file absentee ballots soon

    Sep 24, 2010

    Next week begins absentee-voter week, when the Army and Department of Defense encourage absentee voters to mail their ballots to their respective states.

  • Soldiers honored during 'Tribute to the Troops' night

    Sep 24, 2010

    JUNCTION CITY, Kan. - As the sun set on Al Simpler Stadium, camouflage uniforms and berets mixed in with blue jerseys and helmets as Soldiers with the 97th Military Police Battalion from Fort Riley, Kan., led members of the Junction City High School football team onto the field Sept. 17.

  • Denver Broncos honor local military

    Sep 24, 2010

    DENVER, Colo.-The Denver Broncos once again opened their hearts and doors to the men and women of the U. S. military Sept. 19 when they held their annual military appreciation event during the game with the Seattle Seahawks. The military appreciation event has become an annual event at the stadium with the Broncos bringing Colorado-based Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines servicemembers to the field to be publicly recognized and thanked for all they do to support the nation, according to Teresa Shear, Denver Broncos director of cheerleaders and game day entertainment.

  • Finding hope: Casualty assistance officers help grieving Families

    Sep 24, 2010

    THE Army has come a long way from the days when Families of servicemembers killed on active duty were greeted with telegrams coldly notifying them of their loss.

  • Left behind: Family faces new, painful reality

    Sep 24, 2010

    THE news came loud, but unclear. Erica Paci was awakened by vigorous knocking at her front door. Her heart pounding, she jumped out of bed and ran to see who was there. It was two servicemembers, and a military spouse's worst nightmare suddenly became Paci's reality.

  • Digging for clues: Mortuary Affairs meets forensic science

    Sep 24, 2010

    THEY were barely visible to the personnel on site, but recognizable enough to warrant proceeding with meticulous caution.

  • Fort Riley officials cut ribbon on seventh on-post CDC

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Brightly braided red, white and blue ribbons shimmered in the sun waiting to be cut for the official opening of the Forsyth East Child Development Center Sept. 17. The new CDC, located at 2420 H St., Camp Forsyth, can serve up to 135 children with its two large classrooms, two multipurpose rooms, gym and large kitchen. Sonya Douglas, Child, Youth and School Services coordinator, said CYSS services help support Soldiers by giving their children a safe place to learn.

  • Trauma hospital in Afghanistan provides state-of-the-art medical service

    Sep 24, 2010

    "ATTENTION on the FOB. Attention on the FOB," frequently blares from an array of speakers and echoes across Forward Operating Base Salerno. The announcement is usually followed by code words describing the number of patients inbound on a medical evacuation flight.

  • New York Honor Guard Wins Top Honors at Army National Guard Competition

    Sep 24, 2010

    The New York National Guard's Honor Guard was judged best in the nation Thursday, Sept. 23 at a competition held in Fort Snelling, Minnesota. The four-day event pitted eight members of the 120-member New York Military Forces Honor Guard against similar teams from seven other states, all of which had taken their top regional honors. They were judged on their military bearing, appearance, and ability to execute a variety of tasks ranging from removing a casket from an aircraft to presenting a flag to a fallen Soldier's next of kin. The competitors were judged by Active Duty Soldiers assigned to the Army's Third Infantry Regiment , known as the Old Guard, which provides funeral honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Third Infantry Regiment Soldiers guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers as well

  • Theater of War panel discusses post deployment stress, PTSD

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Soldiers were transported back to ancient Greece Sept. 16 at Barlow Theater, as part of a reading and panel discussion presented by Theater of War. Soldiers watched actors perform Sophocles' "Ajax and Philoctetes," a Greek play about a fierce warrior who takes his own life at the end of the Trojan War after attempting to kill his senior commanders. The play, performed in front of the Greek warriors when it was written, also delves into how the warrior's wife and his troops attempted to comfort and stop his suicidal thoughts.

  • Human Terrain Teams: Mapping a course for a peaceful, prosperous Iraq

    Sep 24, 2010

    THE role of U.S. Forces in Iraq continued to evolve with the launch of Operation New Dawn in September, and the majority of efforts now focus on the responsible transfer of authority to Iraqi security forces.

  • Recovery in his sights: Amputee graduates from Special Forces Sniper Course

    Sep 24, 2010

    John Wayne has toured Afghanistan and Iraq, hunted grizzly bears in Alaska and earned the Silver Star; and as of July, he is the first one-legged Soldier to graduate the Special Forces Sniper Course.

  • October 2010 Issue

    Sep 24, 2010

    Pfc. David B. James keeps watch during a patrol halt in the Watapur Valley, Kunar province, Afghanistan, July 23. Afghan National Security Forces and International Security Assistance Forces visited the village of Qatar Kala to inform residents of the upcoming election, and to discuss security in the area. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte)

  • Commanding General commends, counsels Alaska troops

    Sep 24, 2010

    -- Brig. Gen. Michele G. Compton, the new commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve's 9th Mission Support Command, met with more than 100 Anchorage Army Reservists during a town hall meeting here, Sept. 19, at the U.S. Army Reserve Center.

  • Home of the Airborne and Special Operations hosts Jordanian Generals

    Sep 24, 2010

    In a rare opportunity to meet with foreign military leaders, the XVIII Airborne Corps and the 82nd Airborne Division received distinguished visitors from Jordan at Fort Bragg on Sept. 22 and 23.

  • Fort Hood's New Wounded Warrior Fitness Facility Opens

    Sep 24, 2010

    Fort Hood WTB opens new dedicated fitness facility, thanks to a $48,000 USO donation.

  • In support of our service members, Morris County vows to commit

    Sep 24, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Local elected officials, business owners and military personnel gathered at the Parsippany Sheraton Hotel Sept. 13 for a Morris County Chamber of Commerce luncheon where the 2010 Army Community Covenant was signed.

  • Still the Forgotten War

    Sep 24, 2010

  • ASC Historian Speaks at Rotary Club Meeting

    Sep 24, 2010

    George Eaton, Army Sustainment Command historian, gives an overview of the history and mission of the ASC to the Geneseo, Ill., Rotary Club 3068 during their biweekly meeting, Sept. 15.

  • <b>Next-Generation Prosthetic Knee Passes Ocean Test</b>

    Sep 24, 2010

  • Fort Bragg JAG offers tips for hiring, firing, suing home contractors: Prevent problems before they

    Sep 24, 2010

    A common legal issue presented to the Legal Assistance Office involves home improvement contracts gone awry. The contractor starts the job and never finishes. Often the contractor never starts but has already received full payment. Or, the finished product is simply not satisfactory. In any situation, the resolution of these issues will often require a lawsuit. Lawsuits can be expensive, time consuming and at the end of the day your home or landscaping go unfinished for months before the legal issues are resolved. Therefore, this article will explore the actions you can take as a consumer to avoid litigation and receive the finished product for which you have contracted.

  • Fort Bragg Youth Sports open 2010 fall season

    Sep 24, 2010

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