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  • Officials announce Warrior Games 2011

    Sep 23, 2010

    Some 200 disabled active-duty servicemembers and military veterans will compete in the second annual Warrior Games, scheduled to be held May 16 to 21 in Colorado Springs, Colo., officials announced today.

  • The weigh it is: Check local grocer for fast food options

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- On-the-go eating doesn't have to send the busy person to his or her local drive-in for a quick burger and fries, the all-you-can eat Chinese buffet or a fried chicken snack box. I am challenging people to view the grocery store as a convenient spot to get their fast food on a healthy level.

  • Spouses demonstrate true grit: 165th Infantry Brigade family members experience BCT for a day

    Sep 23, 2010

    Listen up, Pilgrim, if you wanted to learn how real Soldiers do it, then you should have attended the 165th Infantry Brigade's John and Jane Wayne Day Saturday, where some of Fort Jackson's roughest and toughest spouses learned how America's bravest men and women are trained.

  • Iraqi Police refresh EOD fundamentals

    Sep 23, 2010

  • Military progresses in identifying, treating brain, mental injuries

    Sep 23, 2010

    The past years of conflict have witnessed improved battlefield care and well-oiled medical evacuation and trauma-care networks that are saving lives that in past wars would have been lost. There have also been huge advances in treating amputations and spinal-cord injuries.

  • Department of Army Civilians crucial to counter-IED fight in Afghanistan

    Sep 23, 2010

    After 24-years in the military, nothing would surprise Rod Mathews, chief of future operations at the Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC) in Grafenwoehr, Germany. He wasn't even surprised to find himself in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, dressed in full-battle-rattle again, after his military retirement. You see, Mathews volunteered to participate in the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce program.

  • Making the days count: round II

    Sep 23, 2010

    One match requires a boxer to put in weeks of practice in order to be prepared for the fight. During this preparation period, a boxer will have to dedicate hours of each week and will have to keep with the program to be ready for a fight.

  • 1st Amrd. Div. surgeon teaches critical lifesaving skills for first responders

    Sep 23, 2010

    Nineteen students from various medical backgrounds, including some in the Iraqi Security Forces, learned medical techniques that can be used to treat wounded people in a mass casualty scenario.

  • USARPAC Commander visits BCTC

    Sep 22, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, USARPAC, and Maj. Gen. Bernard Champoux, commanding general, 25th ID, walk through the "Mission Rehearsal Exercise" training event during his visit to the First Lieutenant Nainoa Hoe Battle Command Training Center, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Sept. 21. The MRX is a scenario-based training event designed to prepare the "Tropic Lightning Division" for their upcoming deployment to Iraq.

  • "Wranglers" have not forgotten

    Sep 22, 2010

    Have you forgotten' Clarke Elementary students and Soldiers of the 15th Special Troops Battalion "Wranglers," 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), gathered in the school's cafeteria here Sept. 10 to show family and friends they remember the victims of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • ARRA: Corps, partners break ground on $10.8 million Marysville levee upgrade

    Sep 22, 2010

    The Sacramento District and its partners broke ground Sept. 20 on a $10.8 million ARRA project to strengthen the Marysville Ring Levee, the first phase of a $75 million multi-year project to reduce flood risk to Marysville, Calif.

  • Command's colors changes hands

    Sep 22, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence passed the reins of the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) to Brig. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper in a ceremony Sept. 22 here at Barnes Field House.

  • "Wagonmaster" Soldiers, family play games at BLORA

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers and family members of 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participated in an organizational day Aug. 5 at the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area here.

  • Gunslingers transfer responsibility

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) gathered at Guidon Field Aug. 4 to transfer responsibility of the company from 1st Sgt. Jeanette Short to 1st Sgt. Richard Pomeroy.

  • Wranglers transfer responsibility

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers of the Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) gathered at Guidon Field Aug. 27 to transfer responsibility of the battalion from Command Sgt. Maj. Clarence Miller Jr. to Command Sgt. Maj. Dolishia King.

  • NETCOM/9SC(A) CHANGE OF COMMAND

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - Maj. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence passed the reins of the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) to Brig. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper in a ceremony Sept. 22 here at Barnes Field House. The weather may have moved the ceremony away from Brown Parade Field, but it did not dampen the spirits of the approximately 300 people in attendance.

  • E-IBCT Increment 1 Limited User Test currently underway at WSMR

    Sep 22, 2010

    Two battalions with the U.S. Army's 5th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, from Fort Bliss are conducting exercises at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), in New Mexico to test Early Infantry Brigade Combat Team (E-IBCT) Increment 1 equipment and technologies during the two-week Limited User Test (LUT) that commenced Sept. 15.

  • Bliss Shoppette shooting leaves 2 dead, 1 injured

    Sep 22, 2010

    63-year-old El Paso man allegedly shot two female Army & Air Force Exchange Service Shoppette employees inside the 24-hour store on Fort Bliss Monday afternoon.

  • Indiana National Guard retires M-198 howitzer

    Sep 22, 2010

    The 2nd Battalion, 150th Field Artillery Regiment fired the final rounds using the M-198 155 mm Towed Howitzer on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

  • Senegal president praises Guard partnerships

    Sep 22, 2010

    The National Guard State Partnership Program is increasing understanding between African countries and the United States, the president of Senegal said in Burlington, Vt., Sept. 19.

  • Continue on Active Duty or Active Reserve

    Sep 22, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army's program that provides an opportunity for many severely wounded, injured and ill Soldiers to continue to serve in the Army on active duty (COAD) or on active reserve (COAR).

  • Motorcyclist club members target childhood abuse

    Sep 22, 2010

    Sometimes the cavalry doesn't always arrive on horseback to save the day. Sometimes they aren't riding in a tank, and sometimes, they aren't even wearing combat gear.

  • 407th AFSB PDTE inventory

    Sep 22, 2010

    Donald Ford, a 407th Army Field Support Brigade supply technician at Fort Hood, Texas, guides 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers through an inventory of Pre-Deployment Training Equipment. The 407th AFSB manages the vehicles and weapons included in PDTE through its 4th Battalion. At garrisons and training centers across the country, Army Sustainment Command units account for and maintain PDTE, enabling Soldiers to train with the equipment they will use when deployed.

  • Emergency Management Expo Sept. 28, on Ft. McNair

    Sep 22, 2010

    The JFHQ-NCR/J34 and Ft. Myer emergency manager are hosting an Emergency Management EXPO from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 on Ft McNair.

  • Saving energy equals saving money

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson spends $15 million per year in energy costs. That amounts to approximately $1.25 million per month or $42,000 per day. The entire Fort Jackson garrison team, led by the Directorate of Public Works is working diligently to reduce that cost by reducing our energy and water consumption, as well as what the garrison pays for the electricity, gas and oil we consume.

  • MACH Oncology Clinic scheduled to close Sept. 30

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Moncrief Army Community Hospital will close the doors of its Oncology Clinic Sept. 30, hospital officials said this week.

  • Home grown: Group offers support for home-schoolers

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- What do Thomas Edison, Sandra Day O'Connor, Will Smith and the Jonas Brothers all have in common'

  • West Point cadets conduct Black Hawk familiarization training

    Sep 22, 2010

    Cadets from 4th Regiment, U.S. Corps of Cadets, exit a Black Hawk helicopter during familiarization training Sept. 17 on the parade field at Camp Buckner.

  • Hispanics contribute greatly to Army

    Sep 22, 2010

    Last week, the annual monthlong celebration of Hispanic heritage got under way. The observance starts mid-month to coincide with the anniversaries of when seven Latin American countries - Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua - gained their independence.

  • Fort Jackson deer hunters take aim: Sportsmen head on post for year's hunting season

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fall colors, cooler weather and shorter days signify hunting season is here, and enthusiasts are heading out into the woods around Fort Jackson for some relaxation and a little action.

  • CID opens ranks for new recruits

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Criminal Investigations Command, the Army's primary organization for investigating felonies, is seeking special agents to join its ranks.

  • West Point team provides innovative design enhances Army shelter system

    Sep 22, 2010

    Lt. Col. Bruce Floersheim, a West Point professor, and Class of 2011 Cadet Kyle Volle, a mechanical engineering student and the cadet brigade command sergeant major, agreed to tackle the challenge as part of Volle's mechanical engineering degree program in the form of an independent study project in the spring of 2010.

  • Army's future leaders set stage for 'Meeting of the Minds'

    Sep 22, 2010

    It's a subject that has been studied, debated and theorized at West Point for more than two centuries, but one rarely televised for a national audience.

  • RDECOM NCOs convene for training, award ceremony

    Sep 22, 2010

    Noncommissioned officers from RDECOM gathered at APG for professional development training Sept. 13-17, to better understand how science enables the Warfighters' mission.

  • Fort Sill Resiliency Training Campus

    Sep 22, 2010

    Fort Sill servicemembers, families, civilians and retirees now have a new resource to promote thier physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Jason Kelly reports from the Fires Center of Excellence's new Resiliency Training Campus.

  • Yesterday meets tomorrow at NSSC

    Sep 22, 2010

    Former Soldiers saw how future Soldiers will be equipped when the 25th Infantry Division Association visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center Sept. 16 as part of its annual reunion.

  • Laser cuts turnaround time at Tobyhanna

    Sep 22, 2010

    A state-of-the-art laser dramatically cuts turnaround time for metal work at Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • Sec Army Civilian Aides visit Rock Island Arsenal

    Sep 22, 2010

    Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army from Iowa and Illinois visited Rock Island Arsenal Sept. 22.

  • Soldiers train with new .50-caliber machine gun simulator

    Sep 22, 2010

    New York Army National Guard soldiers can now hone their M2 machine gun skills in the classroom before heading out for the range, thanks to a new training system called Individual Gunnery Training or IGT.

  • 'Plug and Play' - FORSCOM, USARC Forward Team Lays Foundation for Smooth BRAC Relocation

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2010) Aca,!aEURc With just ten days remaining before members of the advance echelons of Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command and Headquarters, U.S. Army Reserve Command begin reporting here for duty, the liaison teams and "Torch Party" representing each command are making final preparations as the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure-directed relocation of the two commands' headquarters begins in earnest.

  • 1st TSC helps grant a boy's wish

    Sep 22, 2010

    Ryan Beaulieu, a courageous young 14 year old with Spinal-Muscular Atrophy, got his wish granted recently. The Make A Wish Foundation and Fort Bragg was all too happy to help. On Sept 16th, Ryan and his family were picked up by Soldiers of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command in Uparmored HMMWVs. His first stop as a Soldier was at the 1st TSC Headquarters.

  • 1st TSC helps grant a boyAca,!a,,cs wish

    Sep 22, 2010

    Ryan Beaulieu, a courageous young 14 year old with Spinal-Muscular Atrophy, got his wish granted recently. The Make A Wish Foundation and Fort Bragg was all too happy to help. On Sept 16th, Ryan and his family were picked up by Soldiers of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command in Uparmored HMMWVs. His first stop as a Soldier was at the 1st TSC Headquarters.

  • New York Military Youth Cadets visit Joint Force Headquarters and The U.S. Army Military District o

    Sep 22, 2010

    They also participated in a fitness challenge with Command Sergeant Major

  • Warfighters sharpen IED awareness on JKnIFE

    Sep 22, 2010

    The most current and relevant improvised explosive device facts are a few clicks away, online, at the Joint IED Defeat Organization's Knowledge and Information Fusion Exchange website.

  • Ceremony kicks off Jackal Stone 2010 Special Operations Forces exercise in Poland

    Sep 22, 2010

    Special Operations Forces representing seven countries stood in formation as part of the official opening ceremony for Jackal Stone 10 multi-national special operations exercise Sept. 20 at the 21st Tactical Airbase in Swidwin, Poland.

  • USF-I helping Iraq fine-tune planning

    Sep 22, 2010

    A dozen generals from the Iraqi Ground Forces Command and Iraq's Ministry of Defense sat at a conference table, examining print outs of a slide displaying the organizations that make up USF-I's Future Operations Planning Section.

  • AMC commander tours emerging high-tech campus

    Sep 22, 2010

    General Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), and AMC Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger toured the emerging Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Center of Excellence campus. The tour was hosted by Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, commanding general of the U. S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) and other senior CECOM leaders.

  • Soldiers teach Iraqi Police EOD fundamentals

    Sep 22, 2010

    Members of the Iraqi Police are training on counter-improvised explosive device techniques thanks to a week-long course taught by explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers.

  • Using Lean Six Sigma and Predictive Modeling to Determine Optimal Sustainment Parameters for Systems

    Sep 22, 2010

    Article discusses a Lean Six Sigma project the Project Manager completed which garnered huge savings in dealing with the use of field support rerpresentatives for RAID systems.

  • Canada Army Run at KAF promotes fitness, supports good cause

    Sep 22, 2010

    KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - The commitment to fitness doesn't end with an injury and neither does the commitment to the veterans who have served their countries in Afghanistan. More than 900 participants took part in two concurrent races to benefit Soldier On, a Canadian charity that improves the lives of injured and disabled veterans, at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, Sept. 19

  • PCBs removed at Natick Soldier Systems Center

    Sep 22, 2010

    When a towering crane pulled a dredging barge out of Pegan Cove, swung it through an opening in the tree line and deposited it onto the adjacent parking lot at Natick Soldier Systems Center on the morning of Sept. 9, the most visible part of a $2.8 million PCB cleanup was complete.

  • October ushers in winter safety season

    Sep 22, 2010

    As seasons shift from summer to fall, people planning to travel may need to pack shorts, umbrellas, and cold weather gear to ensure they're prepared for sporadic weather.

  • Civil Affairs Soldiers distribute school supplies in Djibouti

    Sep 22, 2010

    The stairwell in Community Development Center in downtown Djibouti City was packed tight Sept. 13 as more than 180 children rushed out of the building, each carrying a bundle of school supplies, a T-shirt and a smile passed on by the U.S. Army 418th Civil Affairs Battalion. The distribution of the welcome supplies resulted from a close collaboration between U.S. Army Maj. Michael Guiles, 418th CABN, and director of School District 5, Mariam Youssouf.

  • USAG Brussels Information Fair draws more than 300 people

    Sep 22, 2010

    When the annual Information Fair began in 1995 it attracted 12 people and was held in a single room. This year, on Sept. 10, the U.S. Army Garrison Brussels Information Fair drew more than 100 agencies from local government, civic organizations, tourist offices, businesses, schools and social clubs and more than 300 attendees. While the first Information Fair was held in one room, this year's version spread throughout the garrison's buildings. The chapel, library and connecting hallways provided space for the agencies to set up their tables and display their wares and information.

  • Iraqi Air Force increases T-6A inventory

    Sep 22, 2010

    Iraqi Air Force pilots took possession of three T-6A aircraft in Amman, Jordan, and flew them to Tikrit Sept. 21, bringing their total T-6A inventory to 11.

  • Army Releases Fort Hood Internal Review Report

    Mar 29, 2012

    The Army released its internal report of the Fort Hood shooting outlining its implementation of the Army Internal Review, a subset of the overall DoD review and recommendations.

  • Wounded Stryker Heroes receive Purple Heart back home

    Sep 21, 2010

    Two wounded Soldiers receive the Purple Heart from the 25th Infantry Division commanding general back home in Hawaii.

  • Combined Action Operations

    Sep 21, 2010

    <b> What is it' </b> Combined action is a deliberate task organization that partners and embeds U.S. forces training teams with a host nation unit to conduct operations with a host nation face. U.S. forces can show host nation forces what right looks like, hold the host nation forces accountable for their actions, and are less likely to offend the host nation populace. The end state of combined action is the local populace having trust and confidence in local security forces. U.S. forces do not withdraw from being embedded; instead they gradually thin out and maintain a headquarters as there is a reduction of combat forces.

  • 2nd HET trucks home

    Sep 21, 2010

    The 2nd Transportation Company, 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, returns home to Fort Irwin after a year-long deployment, Sept. 21. The unit ran transportation missions from Kuwait to Iraq and was also tasked to move equipment during the recent draw-down in Iraq.

  • Spouse is Carson's Rising Star

    Sep 21, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Five finalists battled it out at the Elkhorn Conference Center Sept. 10 to see who would be named Fort Carson's Operation Rising Star winner. In the end, based on scores from the judges' panel and votes from the audience, Family member Kymra Dorre, who sang "Unchained Melody," earned the right to advance to the Army-level competition.

  • A virtual trade off, 689th Engineer Company sharpens skills while testing Route Clearance Simulator

    Sep 21, 2010

  • Army Corps completes $28 million school building for Defense Language Institute

    Sep 21, 2010

    The Corps' Sacramento District has completed a $28 million school building for Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey. The energy-efficient building is one of three scheduled for Corps construction to accomodate the growing DLI.

  • NETOPS-MG Napper Quote

    May 26, 2011

  • ASC's booth popular fixture at veterans Stand Down

    Sep 21, 2010

    With a smile big enough to light up a room, Melinda Verstraete gently extended her hand and heart to homeless veterans from the Quad City area during Stand Down 2010. Verstraete, along with two veterans - a Marine and a Sailor - and Patty Perrigo, who works with Verstraete in the Army Sustainment Command's Human Resources, stocked donated toiletries, nonperishable foods, and clothing in the ASC's booth during the 10th annual event at the QCCA Expo Center, Sept. 16 - 18.

  • Army Guard participates in African air show

    Sep 21, 2010

    The U.S. Army is set to participate in the Africa Aerospace and Defense Exposition 2010 held in Cape Town, South Africa, Sept. 21-25.

  • Army's Big Move: R2TF Critical Link in Iraq Drawdown Management

    Sep 21, 2010

    Anyone who has ever moved knows how household items can disappear in the whirlwind of packing and unpacking boxes. Not to mention the chaos that can cause packed things to be misplaced, only to be rediscovered months later. Comparing the hassle of a personal move to the drawdown of equipment from Iraq highlights the size of the task facing the Army. Of course, the drawdown involves walk-in metal containers and tanks instead of cardboard boxes and the family car.

  • Spirit of America LIVE streaming

    Sep 21, 2010

    Join Soldiers from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington in celebrating the "Strength of the Nation."

  • Fort Lee Quartermasters hone tactical skills during field exercise

    Sep 21, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 20, 2010) - About two-hundred and eighteen Soldiers from the 49th Quartermaster Group and 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion here participated in a multi-faceted Tactical Operations Center Exercise September 12-17 at Fort A.P. Hill in northeastern Virginia.

  • Lancers prepare for future

    Sep 21, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division,conducted a fire team exercise, here, Sept. 17.

  • USAG-Rock Island Arsenal SY 10-11 Army Child & Youth Fee Policy

    Sep 21, 2010

    Public Law 101-189 (Military Child Care Act) requires a standard DoD Child Care Fee Policy for all branches of the military. The last DoD fee policy was issued more than six years ago for School Year 04-05.

  • Waterborne! 10th Transportation Battalion conducts Change of Command ceremony

    Sep 21, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, VA. (Sept. 17, 2010)- Waterborne Soldiers pulled out all the stops during a Sept. 17 early morning Change of Command ceremony held at Fort Eustis' 3rd Port welcoming on board Lt. Col. Kenneth K. Williams as the 10th Transportation Battalion's new commanding officer and bidding a fond farewell to outgoing commander, Lt. Col. William T. Draper.

  • Corps employee honored for putting safety first

    Sep 21, 2010

    The Achievement Medal for Civilian Service was awarded to Dr. David Brancato, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District subject matter expert risk assessor, Sept. 20, 2010, for his dedication to safety. Brancato, who has worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers since 1994, performed safety inspections and provided the Environmental Engineering Branch with monthly safety topics to help educate his peers.

  • Coalition forces beat attack on Afghan checkpoint

    Sep 21, 2010

    Soldiers of Task Force Bulldog held off insurgents for more than three hours Sept. 18 at the Shege East Afghan National Police Checkpoint.

  • POLITICO reporters to speak Oct. 4

    Sep 21, 2010

    Join POLITICO's leading Defense reporter and political correspondents, at our next Army Leader Forum, on Oct. 4, at 11am EST.

  • MEDFLAG 10 concludes with first responders exercise

    Sep 21, 2010

    MEDFLAG 10 brought together U.S. military medical specialists and their colleagues from the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) from Sept. 6-18, 2010, in Kinshasa for professional training, exchange and partnership building, and for service to the Congolese people.

  • Institute of Heraldry welcomes Scottish authority

    Sep 21, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Lord Lyon David Sellar, King of Arms of the Lyon Court and an Officer of State in Scotland, made a special visit to Fort Belvoir's Institute of Heraldry Sept. 8.

  • Watch live-streaming video of the October Army Leader Forum

    Sep 21, 2010

    Join Politico's Gordon Lubold, a leading Defense reporter and foreign correspondent, and Mike Allen, the chief political correspondent, at our next Army Leader Forum. Gordon's remarks will include "2010 US Election Impacts on Current Military Operations and Strategies."

  • Hold the batteries! Benet Labs engineers awarded "round counter" patent

    Sep 21, 2010

    With each round fired from a mortar or a gun tube, the weapon inches closer to its demise. When each round is fired, damage accumulates in the tube. Reach a certain threshold and the tube may fail. "It could be catastrophic," said Mark Johnson, electronics engineer with the Benet Laboratories, Armament Technologies Division at the Watervliet Arsenal in N.Y.

  • Belvoir set to host NCO Mentorship Program

    Sep 21, 2010

    Junior NCOs, and any future NCOs from the National Capital Region, are encouraged to register for Fort Belvoir's NCO Mentorship Program, which is scheduled at Barden Education Center from September 20-24.

  • Garrison observes 9/11 with memorial service

    Sep 21, 2010

    Members of the Fort Belvoir community came together to remember the victims and heroes of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers, Flight 93 and at the Pentagon during a memorial service Friday at Woodlawn Chapel.

  • On a budget' You still need to be ready

    Sep 21, 2010

    Who isn't pinching pennies these days' In fact, many of us have been putting things off in order to save money. One thing you shouldn't put off, though, is becoming prepared for emergencies and disasters. As difficult as it may be financially, it's something you just can't turn away from. September is National Preparedness Month, and in consideration of the many of us who are tightly budgeting our dollars, here are a few tips to save money and still be "Ready."

  • Soldier Show performs with social media theme

    Sep 21, 2010

    Focusing this year on a theme of social media to reflect the lifestyle of today's youth, the 2010 Soldier Show left a packed house at Adler Theater in Davenport, Iowa, Sept. 14 ecstatic -- if audience reaction is any indicator.

  • Mercury pilot shipments to Hawthorne Army Depot completed safely

    Sep 21, 2010

    Teamwork, planning and the careful adherence to state requirements resulted in safe delivery of pilot shipments of elemental mercury to Hawthorne Army Depot, four years after the depot was selected as its storage site.

  • Employees enjoy day of food, fun

    Sep 21, 2010

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall employees, Soldiers, Marines, Families and guests to gather at the back of Spates Community Club for the base's annual organization day celebration.

  • (U.S Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bryanna Poulin 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

    Sep 21, 2010

  • Coalition forces on patrol in Watapur

    Sep 21, 2010

    Task Force Bulldog Soldiers provides security for his platoon outside the village of Angla Kala in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province Sept. 16. International Security Assistance Forces and Afghan National Security Forces often patrol the Watapur Valley area together to prevent insurgents from moving freely though the area and staging attacks.

  • Coalition forces beat attack against checkpoint

    Sep 21, 2010

    Task Force Bulldog Soldiers shoots at the enemy during a more than three-hour firefight at the Shege East Afghan National Police checkpoint Sept. 18, 2010. An estimated two dozen insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms at the post in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province. International Security Assistance Forces and ANP responded in kind with small arms, heavy machine gun and mortar fire. Neither ISAF nor ANP personnel were injured during the attack.

  • New net armor proves its worth

    Sep 21, 2010

    When 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry began using new mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles, they also made the switch from bar cage armor to net armor.

  • Task Force Iron Rakkasan supports parliamentary elections in Afghanistan

    Sep 21, 2010

    Task Force Iron Rakkasan assisted the Afghan government and the Afghan National Security Forces in eastern Ghazni province Sept. 18 to provide safe and legitimate polling.

  • Youths' song inspires energy conservation habits

    Sep 21, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Writing, performing and producing a catchy song isn't about fame and fortune for one group of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden preteens. A,A They'd much rather be "Energy Stars."

  • Child, Youth and School Services bring back tackle football

    Mar 30, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Hut one. Hut two. A,A Tackle football has returned to Child, Youth and School Services after a more than 10-year absence.

  • U.S. Army Environmental Command welcomes first command sergeant major

    Sep 20, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - The U.S. Army Environmental Command officially welcomed its first command sergeant major with an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony at Fort Sam Houston's main flagpole Sept. 17.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post

    Sep 20, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The U.S. Army, Pacific's Contingency Command Post (CCP) is a lean, deployable element of the Theater Army Headquarters, designed specifically to meet requirements for a limited command and control capability which is theater-committed and immediately available to respond to crisis situations anywhere within the area of responsibility. The CCP is comprised of 96 dedicated personnel with the capability of deploying an initial nine-person deployment assessment team, followed by a team of 14 within 24 and 48 hours, respectively, upon notification.

  • Red Devils bring the boom

    Sep 20, 2010

    Soldiers from the Regimental Support Squadron's 58th Combat Engineer Company conduct MOS-specific training at the National Training Center using live-explosives.

  • 8th TSC cooks up excellence

    Sep 20, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Napoleon said it best, "An Army marches on its stomach." Clearly, military personnel need to eat well to perform well, and Soldiers definitely performed well after the meal they ate, here, Sept. 10.

  • All ages welcomed to attend Family Night at AMR, Schofield Main Post chapels

    Sep 20, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Religious Support Office, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, will conduct a Family Night each week, starting Sept. 22.

  • Seasonal flu vaccine now available at Fort Hood's Darnall clinics

    Sep 20, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - To ward off the flu, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood is currently vaccinating military beneficiaries in their primary care clinics.

  • Fighting fires together

    Sep 20, 2010

    FORTAca,!E+SHAFTER, Hawaii - Federal firefighters from Fort Shafter prepare to battle a wildfire when it came close to crossing onto the installation here, Sept 8. Honolulu's Fire Department contained the brushfire in the Fort Shafter/Kalihi area.

  • Army Hawaii donates 'better night's sleep' to local shelter

    Sep 20, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than140 families are having a better night's sleep, thanks to bed donations from the Tripler Army Hotel.

  • Cav troopers enhance Iraqi border guards

    Sep 20, 2010

    The 'Blackfoot' Troopers of Troop B, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, recently began training with Iraqi forces from the 9th Brigade Department of Border Enforcement to enhance their skills on patrolling and security operations.

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