Archive: Sep 2010

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  • Fort Bragg, community come together to 'march forward' in military Family support

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Army has come a long way from the old saying, 'If the Army wanted to you to have a wife and kids, they would have issued them to you.'

  • Retired general encourages Latino youth to consider military service

    Sep 24, 2010

    The combatant commander who led coalition forces in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein encouraged Hispanic youths to take control of their futures Sept. 22. "You can control your destiny, but it requires unrelenting perseverance and a never-accept-defeat approach to life," said retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez as he addressed a crowd during a Latino Leaders Network luncheon.

  • Borrowed No More:The New York Army National Guard's only artillery unit fields new weapon

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT DRUM -- Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery, New York Army National Guard, launched rounds downrange here with 16 new M119A2 howitzers here during a live fire exercise September 16-19. The event marked the unit's ownership of the newly assigned howitzers after five years of borrowing tubes from other artillery units in order to train. The battalion reorganized as a towed artillery battalion in 2005 to support an infantry brigade. Prior to that, the 1-258th was equipped with M109 self-propelled howitzers and supported an armored brigade.

  • Craig Morgan rocks the runway, entertains Fort Bragg Soldiers, Pope AFB Airmen, Families

    Sep 24, 2010

    Country music star, Craig Morgan performed a free concert on Pope Air Force Base, Sept. 17. The former 82nd Airborne Division Soldier, said he related to the crowd and the long waits on the flight lines of Pope. Morgan, originally from Nashville, Tenn., is no stranger to Fort Bragg. He was stationed at Fort Bragg from 1990 to 1992 in the 82nd Abn. Div. "It feels good to be back here, feels like home every time we're here," Morgan said. "I've spent a lot of time on this tarmac - the only reason I became a jumpmaster was that they were the last ones to put the parachutes on."

  • Building work force top challenge for Cyber Command

    Sep 24, 2010

    Building the cyber force is the biggest challenge for the new U.S. Cyber Command, the agency's commander told congress. The new U.S. Cyber Command, which is charged with protecting Department of Defense computer networks, is now approaching full operational capability at Fort Meade, Md., said Gen. Keith B. Alexander, commander, U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency Sept. 23 before the House Armed Services Committee.

  • Quality of life mission for Fort Bragg town hall meeting

    Sep 24, 2010

    Fort Bragg Garrison command, agencies and customers exchanged ideas at the town hall meeting held Sept. 14 at the Yntema Club on Gruber Road. The meetings are held quarterly and are open to the military community. Colonel Stephen Sicinski, Fort Bragg Garrison commander, said the meetings provide an opportunity for units and individuals to get feedback. "This is your ability to have a person-to-person interface with those individuals who impact your quality of life on Fort Bragg," said Sicinski.

  • Fort Bragg launches annual Combined Federal Campaign

    Sep 24, 2010

    The Combined Federal Campaign of Southeastern North Carolina launched this year's campaign at the Fort Bragg Club Sept. 15. Chaplain (Col.) David P. Hillis, Fort Bragg garrison chaplain, opened the event praising the giving nature of our "generous nation that gives around the world." Dan Russell, CFC director, said, "We've opened a new website this year that gives you the ability to do online pledging and search for the charities you're interested in. This makes it easier not only for those of us stateside, but for the Soldiers who are deployed and serving downrange. This year's regional CFC goal is $2.5 million.

  • Fort Carson Wellness Center promotes healthy living

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-With everything from relaxation therapy to blood pressure treatment and a gym, the Mountain Post Wellness Center can help Soldiers and their Families adopt a healthier lifestyle and build resiliency for future fitness.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers partner with Make-a-Wish Foundation to bring joy to Florida youth

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Make-A-Wish Foundation is known for granting the wishes of children with life-threatening disabilities and diseases.

  • Team from BACH wins second place in medic competition

    Sep 24, 2010

    "If they had actually known what they were getting themselves into, I'm not sure they would have volunteered," McCarthy said .

  • Happy holidays

    Sep 24, 2010

    The Hometown News Holiday greetings Greetings program Program provides Soldiers and family members an opportunity to wish a happy holiday season to their loved ones back home.

  • Wainwright Soldiers and families join Fairbanks in 48th Equinox Marathon

    Sep 24, 2010

    With its seemingly unending hills and trails, many runners consider the Equinox Marathon to be one of the most difficult marathons in North America

  • Survivors, volunteers of SOS program join other military families at Lt. Dan Band concert

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -It was a night of music, laughter and dancing, (the children danced); but the highlight of the USO show had to be the fellowship among friends, old and new. More than 50 Survivor Outreach Services members and SOS friends formed a sea of bonny blue in their new SOS t-shirts during the Gary Sinise and Lt Dan Band concert at Eielson Air Force Base.

  • Gaming the system: Virtual training takes Wainwright Soldiers on wild ride

    Sep 24, 2010

    Virtual training continues to change the way Soldiers train at Fort Wainwright.

  • John Muntean: A single pebble in the pond can send ripples that never end

    Sep 24, 2010

    Suicide is sometimes referred to as a permanent solution to a temporary problem. People who are contemplating suicide need to know while the pain of the individual may be ended, the suffering of family and friends just begins and for them the agony never ends.

  • At Fort Sill homecoming, soldiers meet new babies for first time

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Soldiers of Tulsa-based Bravo Company, 2nd of the 285th Assault Helicopter Battalion, returned home to a baby bonanza on Thursday. "We had 10 babies born during the deployment," said Tiffany Hemmert, wife of the Bravo Company commander and Family Readiness Group leader.

  • <b>Soldiers Clamor for CASEVAC Kits</b>

    Sep 24, 2010

    CASEVAC kits aid in the fast evacuation of injured Soldiers and include spine boards, spine board restraint system, and litter straps.

  • Wainwright newcomers: Finding help, resources for a successful Alaskan adventure

    Sep 24, 2010

    The newcomer orientation puts all the pieces together and provides one-stop-shopping for new Soldiers and their spouses.

  • Future physical therapists, dieticians sworn in as Army officers

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Twenty-nine civilians raised their right hands and became officers in the U.S. Army in a commissioning ceremony at the Army Medical Department Center & School Sept. 20. The new officers are heading to two different U.S. Army Medical Specialist Corps programs.

  • Combat Stress unit recovers from tragedy to help others in Iraq

    Sep 24, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq -An Army medical detachment hit hard by the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, last November, is now in Iraq providing mental health support to deployed Soldiers.

  • CFC kicks off with breakfast

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Sept. 15 with a breakfast at the Fort Sam Houston Golf Club.

  • 916th CCBN activates at Fort Sam Houston

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A ceremony was held Sept. 16 activating the 916th Contingency Contracting Battalion at Fort Sam Houston.

  • Senior leaders participate in Williamsburg staff ride

    Sep 24, 2010

    Approximately 25 senior leaders from the Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contract Command participated in a staff ride to Williamsburg, VA, Sept. 9-10. Jeff Parsons, Army Contracting Command, executive director, and Brig. Gen. Joe Bass, Expeditionary Contracting Command, commanding general, led the team building visit to the Revolutionary War battlefield of Yorktown, Va., and the colonial town of Williamsburg.

  • Suicide preventable, though third leading cause of death among Army personnel

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Suicide is alive and breathing, just like me and you," Sgt. Kemosi Evans said during a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Open House Sept. 20 at Army Community Service.

  • Soldiers, Angels send letters, snacks overseas

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Soldiers and Soldiers' Angels got together Sept. 10 to ready letters and snacks for mailing overseas.

  • 'Adopt a Soldier' for the holidays

    Sep 24, 2010

    Fort Stewart's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program is looking for local Families to adopt single Soldiers during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

  • Stewart school embraces 'HealthierUS Challenge'

    Sep 24, 2010

    Fort Stewart's Kessler Elementary Schools takes part in HealthierUS School Challenge, a national program for improving school lunches and physical fitness.

  • CID celebrates 39th anniversary

    Sep 24, 2010

    The Army's Criminal Investigative Division turned 39 on Sept. 17. Fort Stewart's 30th Military Police Detachment (CID) held an open house as part of the unit's anniversary celebration.

  • Signal Soldier leads his team, embraces heritage

    Sep 24, 2010

    A Fort Stewart Soldier looks to his Hispanic heritage and Family support as something that motivates him in his Army career.

  • Thousands attend retiree appreciation day

    Sep 24, 2010

    Retirees from six states attended the 32nd Annual Retiree Appreciation Days at Fort Sill Sept. 16 through Saturday.

  • Stewart ACS preps couples for post-deployment

    Sep 24, 2010

    Just as year-long separations caused by deployments can be stressful on Army Families, redeployment can have its own issues as both Soldier and spouse have changed during their 12-month separation.

  • Auto center teaches repair, maintenance

    Sep 24, 2010

    The automotive skills center has the equipment, classes and computer programs for do-it-yourselfers to do most anything necessary to get their vehicles in tip-top shape or do regular maintenance.

  • Suicide Prevention Month: one falls, we all fall

    Sep 24, 2010

    Every Soldier, Family Member and Army Civilian is responsible for preventing suicide. We are part of one Army, one Family.

  • Cmdr. Roger Alvarez receives Defense Meritorious Service Medal

    Sep 24, 2010

    Cmdr. Rogelio Alvarez is presented his certificate for the Defense Meritorious Service Medal by Maj. Gen. Karl Horst.

  • Air Defense Artillery artifacts arrive from Fort Bliss

    Sep 24, 2010

    With Air Defense Artillery now a huge part of Fort Sill, it is only natural that ADA artifacts follow them from Fort Bliss, Texas, to be housed at the Fires Center of Excellence.

  • 'Marne 7' details 3rd ID redeployment

    Sep 24, 2010

  • Hearts Apart helps children of deployed Soldiers

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (Sept. 23, 2010) - When Gayla Hammerstrom wanted her 5-year-old twins, Kai and Cadon, to connect with other children of deployed Soldiers, she found out about a program called Hearts Apart.

  • Resiliency Training Campus provides services for military families

    Sep 24, 2010

    Col. Greg Gadson arrived at Fort Sill to watch the man who saved his life, 1st Sgt. Frederick Johnson, retire from the Army. Afterward he joined the Lawton-Fort Sill community in celebrating the opening of the Resiliency Training Campus sept. 18, which will empower Soldiers and others with the tools for life effectiveness through educational and preventive mind, body, and spirit programs.

  • Fort Leavenworth re-affirms Army Family Covenant

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (Sept. 23, 2010) - Fort Leavenworth re-committed itself to supporting military families Sept. 17 by re-signing the Army Family Covenant.

  • 3rd ID celebrates 91st reunion

    Sep 24, 2010

    Current and former members of the 3rd Infantry Division gathered in Crystal City, Va. for their 91st union, Sept. 15-18.

  • Jordanian general visits, learns about CAC, CALL

    Sep 24, 2010

    The Center for Army Lessons Learned has become a resource for the U.S. Army, but recently began serving as a resource for the Jordanian Armed Forces as well. After a visit last month by U.S. CALL teams to Jordan's lessons learned, Lt. Gen. Mashal Mohammad Salem Al Zaben, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Jordan Armed Forces, visited Fort Leavenworth Sept. 20 as part of a tour to learn more about how the U.S. Army trains leaders and uses simulations in training.

  • Fort Leavenworth hosts Jordan Armed Forces leaders

    Sep 24, 2010

    During a Fort Leavenworth visit earlier this week, Brig. Gen. Paul E. Funk II demonstrated the U.S. Army's new Army Training Network 2GO (ATN2GO) mobile stand-alone application to Lt. Gen. Mashal Al-Zaben, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordan Armed Forces.

  • 5th QM Det. helps commemorate Operation Market Garden

    Sep 24, 2010

    On September 17, 1944, thousands of paratroopers descended from the sky by parachute and glider up to 150 kilometers behind enemy lines. Their goal was to secure two bridges across the rivers in Holland so the Allied armies could advance rapidly northward and turn right into the lowlands of Germany, thereby skirting around the German defense line. The operation was called Market Garden.

  • Pilates classes help keep European military communities fit

    Sep 24, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Tucked away inside the Patrick Henry Village Activity Center in Heidelberg a small group gathered, its members armed with long swathes of purple or lime green stretchy material.

  • Yongsan reacts, recovers from historic 100-year flood

    Sep 24, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Weather reports Tuesday said that the Seoul metropolitan area would only receive one to two inches of rain.

  • Father, daughter reunite at daughter's promotion ceremony

    Sep 24, 2010

    Two United States Division - Center Soldiers enjoyed a small Family reunion Sept. 19 when a father was able to promote his daughter at Camp Liberty, Iraq.

  • WTU Soldiers, families work toward resiliency

    Sep 24, 2010

    Resiliency isn't just the latest Army buzzword or online training subject. For some units - like the Warrior Transition Unit, Vilseck - building resiliency is a goal worth achieving.

  • Building relationships through my job

    Sep 24, 2010

  • Grafenwoehr exercise prepares battlefield weather forecasters for deployment

    Sep 24, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Air Force weather technicians participate in exercise Cadre Focus at the Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA) Sept. 20-24, to refresh and enhance their skills prior to deployment .

  • Gold Star Flag Ceremony honors fallen heroes and their Families

    Aug 26, 2011

    Three local Families were inducted into a "club" they did not choose or ever expect to belong amidst tears, words of encouragement, promises of hope and support. The Families of Pvts. 1st Class John Andrade, Diego Montoya and Marine Sgt. Jose Luis Saenz were welcomed into the Gold Star Mothers with a Gold Star Flag Ceremony Sept. 18.

  • Fishing trips, boat building offer therapeutic fun for disabled vets

    Oct 14, 2011

    Thomas Torres casts his fly fishing line across the glass-like surface of a northwest Missouri lake, breathing in the late summer calm. Sunshine and the comforting sounds of nature greeted 16 Leavenworth, Kan., disabled veterans on a recent fishing trip.

  • Curtis Wilbur Host Open Ship in Incheon South Korea

    Sep 23, 2010

    USS Curtis Wilbur hosts an open ship during 60th anniversary of the Incheon Landing ceremonies.

  • Teamwork vital to USARPAC CCP readiness

    Sep 23, 2010

    Senior field grade officers, noncommissioned officers and junior enlisted Soldiers from the U.S. Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post worked side-by-side Sept. 7-24 at Fort Shafter Flats for Exercise Autumn Laulima, turning an empty field into a self-sustained operational command post.

  • Gold Star Mother's Day

    Sep 23, 2010

  • Fort Riley recognizes children of fallen Soldiers

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Under a clear, quiet blue sky, children of fallen Soldiers were called up one by one to receive medals in honor of their father's service and sacrifice during a Ceremony of Remembrance on Sept. 11 at Fort Riley. In total, 15 children from six Families were recognized and presented with gold medallions and engraved dog tags by Brig. Gen. David Petersen, 1st Inf. Div. deputy commanding general - rear, and Command Sgt. Maj. Darrell Wallace, 1st Inf. Div. command sergeant major-rear.

  • Speaker tells Soldiers suicide is not the answer

    Sep 23, 2010

    Tony Jurich, Ph.D., and Kansas State University Marriage and Family Therapy professor who has worked with Fort Riley for 39 years, and Sandra Stith, Ph.D, and K-State Marriage and Family Therapy director, spoke to 1st Infantry Division Soldiers in Morris Hill Chapel Sept. 9 discussing different areas of suicide prevention.

  • 3rd IBCT, 1st AD's 125th BSB 'Mustangs' stay sharp during CLFX

    Sep 23, 2010

    MCGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- For the second time this summer, "Mustang" Soldiers from 125th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, took to the supply routes of the Fort Bliss Training Complex for a convoy live-fire exercise, Sept. 20-23.

  • Vigil brings together Family, friends of suicide victims

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - A cool dreary evening set a somber mood for the first Suicide Prevention Candle Light Vigil Sept. 9 in the Army Community Service parking lot. As attendees spoke of their loved ones lost to suicide tears rolled down their checks as a mist began to fall. Jane Bedeaux, a military spouse, hadn't planned on attending the vigil, but she changed her mind after a friend took his own life Aug. 28.

  • Hay baling program saves money, benefits community

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Swathers and balers have become a common site around the Fort Riley area the past few months. Those behind these machines are farmers who have leased various areas of land around the installation under the Agricultural Outlease Program to bale hay - a program that is saving Fort Riley money and resources while benefiting the local community. More than 30,000 acres of land is available for hay leases spread around the installation, primarily along the edges of post.

  • Fort Riley Soldiers take part in KC Chiefs flag ceremony

    Sep 23, 2010

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A group of about 20 1st Infantry Division Soldiers started their morning with a 5-mile run on Sept. 13. Later that evening, they found themselves in the middle of the field just before kickoff of a nationally televised NFL game. The Soldiers made the trip to Arrowhead Stadium to participate in the flag ceremony before kickoff of ESPN's Monday Night Football game with the Kansas City Chiefs hosting the San Diego Chargers in Kansas City, Mo.

  • Army to lay hero to rest in Arlington

    Sep 23, 2010

    The only African-American Soldier who lived to receive the Medal of Honor for valor in World War II is scheduled to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery Friday.

  • Engineer takes childhood curiosity, crafts successful career at Blue Grass Army Depot

    Sep 23, 2010

    Fast fading is the notion people come to their professions by coincidence. Ask Brian Freeman. "Long before I ever heard of the term 'engineering', I had a strong draw toward science and its practical application."

  • Brush off plaque with proper technique

    Sep 23, 2010

    Brushing your teeth seems simple enough, but are you and your Family brushing the correct way' Dentists and hygienists say the most important part of tooth care happens at home. Brushing and flossing properly, along with regular dental checkups, can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. If you're like most people, you don't exactly look forward to facing a dentist's drill or hygienist's deep cleanings. Wouldn't it be better to prevent cavities and gum disease before they begin'

  • 'Atlantic Strike' builds trust between services

    Sep 23, 2010

    Soldiers, along with troops from other services, and military members from Canada and Slovenia, trained together to improve their close-air-support skills during the recent Atlantic Strike 10-02 exercise.

  • USARPAC commanding general visit BCTC

    Sep 23, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, talks to Soldiers during his visit at the 1st Nainoa Hoe Battle Command Trainig Center, Schofied Barracks, Hawaii, Sept. 23.

  • Golfer drives home positive message with trick shots

    Sep 23, 2010

    A lot of bad jokes and even more good golf shots: that's what attendees got to see Saturday during the Dennis Walters Golf Show at The Commons at Fort McPherson. While golf was the drawing point of the show, the goal was to leave viewers with the desire to never stop chasing and believing in dreams, said Walters.

  • Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic to get new name

    Sep 23, 2010

    It's all in the name. Recognizing that a name can best reflect the qualities of a place or object, the Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic (LJAHC) on Fort McPherson will be changing its name to better describe itself and its role in the months leading to the closure of the installation. On Oct. 1, during a 9 a.m. ceremony on its front entrance lawn, the LJAHC will officially transition from an Army health clinic to the Lawrence Joel Troop Medical Clinic.

  • Women's Equality Day luncheon puts spotlight on suicide prevention

    Sep 23, 2010

    Better late than never. Just as women had to wait until 1920 to gain the right to vote, members of the Fort McPherson community had to wait to celebrate Women's Equality Day (observed Aug. 26) with guest speaker Carol Graham until Sept. 17. Although the luncheon, held at The Commons at Fort McPherson, was in honor of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Graham, wife of Maj. Gen. Mark Graham, deputy chief of staff for the G-3/5/7, U.S. Army Forces Command, used much of her time to talk about depression and suicide.

  • CFC - We Race to Share Because we Care

    Sep 23, 2010

    You have the opportunity to be part of something incredibly important - the 2010 metro-Atlanta Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Our support of CFC is critical to strengthening our community. In these challenging times, a lot of Families are struggling in so many ways: from food and shelter to access to healthcare and quality education. When you make a donation through CFC, you make a difference. The campaign begins today and runs through Nov. 5, giving our federal employees the opportunity to make an impact on the local community and the world.

  • It's good!!! Atlanta Falcons players, cheerleaders score big in game of improving Soldier moral

    Sep 23, 2010

    ATLANTA -- On Sept. 14, 12 rookies and six cheerleaders from the Atlanta Falcons National Football League team took time away from the football field to do battle against Soldiers on Fort McPherson and Georgia Soldiers deployed overseas in the video game arena.

  • ECBC hosts local teachers for 'Math Quest'

    Sep 23, 2010

    Cecil County Public School math teachers receive professional development at ECBC and interact with subject-matter experts.

  • Riders Beware: Death highlights the importance of motorcycle safety training

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - After two motorcycle crashes claimed the lives of two Soldiers in recent weeks, experts want to make sure motorcyclists are doing all they can to stay safe by riding defensively and brushing up on safety skills.

  • Corps of engineers working on the railroad

    Sep 23, 2010

    The Army Corps of Engineers and the Fort Leonard Wood Directorate of Public Works have taken to the rails to improve the operational readiness of the installation. As part of the American Recovery and Investment Act, money was allocated to the Army Corps of Engineers to replace wooden trestles on the spur from Bundy Junction to the Fort Leonard Wood.

  • Fort Sill says farewell to chief of the U.S. Army Field Artillery and commandant of the U.S. Army Fi

    Sep 23, 2010

    A farewell ceremony honored a key leader at the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill, Okla., Sept. 23.

  • Warfighter 2010: MPs compete in grueling four-day challenge

    Sep 23, 2010

    True grit became a lasting and crucial theme for participating teams in the 14th annual Military Police Warfighter competition; a four-day event at Fort Leonard Wood, Sept. 13-16, presenting numerous warrior tasks, battle drills and endurance tests to participating three-man teams from installations worldwide.

  • Army's top fighters to compete in tourney

    Sep 23, 2010

    Today is the final day to sign up for the 2010 Army Combatives Championship. The tournament, sponsored by the U.S. Army Combatives School and the Maneuver Center, is Thursday through Oct. 3.

  • Employee likes challenge, helps troops

    Sep 23, 2010

    Constantine (Dean) Georgiades was named Tobyhanna's second 2010 Employee of the Quarter for his role in expediting the fielding of several Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (LCMR) systems since the beginning of the fiscal year.

  • Army lays hero to rest in Arlington

    Sep 23, 2010

    The only living African-American Soldier to receive the Medal of Honor for action during World War II is scheduled to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery Sept. 24.

  • Fort Lee officer featured on Army poster

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. -- (Sept. 23, 2010) "Celebrity" was never a word Chief Warrant Officer 5 Candis Martin imagined she would use to highlight her 35-year military career. She can now add that to her list of adjectives, however, because she's currently featured on a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command Gold Star Mother's Day poster that was distributed Army-wide.

  • Six APG trees are Harford County Champions

    Sep 23, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, home to many species of plants and wildlife, is also home to six Harford County Champion trees that are part of the Maryland Big Tree Program.

  • Fort Rucker honors, remembers POW/MIAs

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Those lost, but not forgotten, were recognized at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum during a ceremony honoring POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 17.

  • Aviation captain earns Iron Aviator title

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Dozens of Soldiers sweated through the late summer heat Sept. 17 during the Iron Aviator competition; however, only one Aviation Captain Career Course student earned the coveted title.

  • Fort Rucker program aids home school students

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker's Home School and More program offers home-educated youth more opportunities this school year.

  • Fort Rucker firefighter 'sets the standard'

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A Fort Rucker firefighter bested 600 of his peers to become firefighter of the year, and was awarded an Army Commendation Medal at the installation firehouse earlier this week.

  • Smoke alarms key to fire prevention

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9, but post safety officials said fire safety is a constant priority.

  • Fort Rucker kicks off Combined Federal Campaign

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The largest annual federal charitable campaign kicked off Sept. 22 with Fort Rucker's highest goal yet: aiming to raise $250,000 for local, national and international charities.

  • Branch senior NCO discusses Army Aviation future

    Sep 23, 2010

    The senior NCO of the Aviation Branch took time on Sept. 21 to answer Soldiers' questions and brief them on the future of the Branch.

  • Reserve Medical Soldier Earns MacArthur Award

    Sep 23, 2010

    An Army Reserve Soldier with the Southeast Medical Area Readiness Support Group (SE-MARSG) is one of twenty-eight of the Army's finest Soldiers earning the MacArthur Leadership Award.

  • Black Jack companies host family day gunnery style

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The day was filled with 120 mm rounds, M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks and lunch for Soldiers and family members alike.

  • 211th Regional Support Group conducts MUC ceremony

    Sep 23, 2010

    The 211th Regional Support Group recieved the Meritorious Unit Commendation award ceremony to honor their overseas deployment

  • 188th Infantry Brigade welcomes 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team to Camp Shelby

    Sep 23, 2010

    As the 188th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, settled in for mobilization operations for a second rotation at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, it prepared to support the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team arriving from Idaho, Montana and Oregon. The 116th Cavalry's main body started arriving Monday at the Air National Guard side of the Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport, with more than 1,000 Soldiers, including the brigade's command team, arriving by the end of the day; the remaining approximately 1,700 troops arriving by Sept. 24.

  • AR-MEDCOM Unit Honored with Logistical Excellence Award

    Sep 23, 2010

    The Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., presented Chief Warrant Officer 2 Richard W. Barkow, an Army Reserve Soldier, the Supply Excellence Award, June 24, at the 6th annual Combined Logistics Excellence Awards (CLEA).

  • First class of UAS maintainers to graduate

    Sep 23, 2010

    The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Battalion graduates its first class of 15E UAS maintainers tomorrow, adding a new military occupational specialty to the Army. Fort Huachuca is now home to the MOS 15E. Soldiers in the new MOS maintain UASs, such as the Shadow, Grey Eagle (EMRP), and Hunter (MQ-5B).

  • 22nd MLRS/ATACMS Program Management Review

    Sep 23, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Representatives from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command recently participated in the 22nd Multiple Launch Rocket System and Army Tactical Missile System Program Management Review with the Republic of Korea.

  • Vice chief: Army needs to address PTS, TBIs

    Sep 23, 2010

    The Army needs a significant cultural change so Soldiers who need behavioral health services and treatment will seek care, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli told Fort Hood's Health Promotion Council Tuesday at III Corps. Wendy Lakso, III Corps and Fort Hood health promotion officer, said the council, an asset of Army Public Health, integrates medical, tactical and garrison assets on the installation to address public and behavioral health concerns.

  • Preparing for the future

    Sep 23, 2010

    Taylor Zorn, a contracted maintenance employee under the Directorate of Logistics at Fort Hood, Texas, cuts to remove cable fasteners.

  • RDECOM earns Army Superior Unit Award

    Sep 23, 2010

    Nine out of 10 is a pretty good record. That's what the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command achieved in 2007, when the organization developed nine of the Army's top 10 greatest inventions of the year.

  • Army Shadow UAS nominated for prestigious DoD PBL award

    Sep 23, 2010

    The U.S. Army's Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS)-- the Shadow UAS --has been nominated for The Department of Defense Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) Awards Program for Excellence in Performance-Based Logistics in Life Cycle Product Support, a prestigious award recognizing substantial achievement in the area of PBL.

  • Fort McCoy offers Military SportBike Rider Course to help motorcyclists sharpen skills

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis., -- Motorcyclists sharpened their skills and learned advanced safety techniques during a Sept. 10 Military SportBike Rider Course at Fort McCoy. Randy Eddy, Fort McCoy Installation Safety Office (ISO) Safety manager, said the one-day Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) course addresses the increasing number of military personnel who are involved in sportbike crashes. The course was developed in close collaboration with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army safety centers, and is available to all branches of the Department of Defense. "The three-hour classroom segment focuses on the behavioral aspects of riding, such as attitude and personal risk assessment, and includes discussions about braking proficiency, cornering techniques, traction management, and characteristics unique to sportbikes," Eddy said. "The five-hour, hands-on range session builds on these topics by providing riders the opportunity to develop and improve skills in braking, cornering and swerving."

  • Installation Management Community names mentoring program selectees

    Sep 23, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Thirty members of the Installation Management community have been selected as mentees in the IM Headquarters Centralized Mentoring Program.

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