Archive: Sep 2010

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  • School Age Center to hold 'Day for Kids'

    Sep 20, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Military children and youth of all ages will be honored at the annual free "Day for Kids," Sept. 25, 1-4 p.m., at the School Age Center, Building 1280, here.

  • Tai Chi classes offered to build resiliency, help prevent suicide

    Sep 20, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Army is committed to the health, safety and well-being of its Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and families. To emphasize this commitment, the Army is joining the nation in observing national Suicide Prevention Month during September.

  • 'Raider' medics treat Afghan infant with rare heart condition

    Sep 20, 2010

    Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division are helping a local Afghan family by providing treatment for their 6-month-old son, Rafi, who suffers from a rare heart condition, at the Camp Nathan Smith Medical Aid Clinic.

  • Fisher House Foundation donates $50K to FMWRC

    Sep 20, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Fisher House Foundation recently donated funds to Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command to support family members of deployed Soldiers through the Blue Star Card program.

  • 4-10 Soldiers confident, ready for Afghanistan deployment

    Sep 20, 2010

    Preparing to deploy to Afghanistan, Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat team, 10th Mountain Division, honed their infantry skills and built cohesiveness during a team live-fire exercise on Fort Polk's Range 16A Aug. 25.

  • Ground broken for new brigade HQ

    Sep 20, 2010

    At the heart of Fort Polk, on the busy corner where Louisiana and Mississippi Avenues converge, top brass and distinguished guests gathered Sept. 9 to celebrate the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk ground breaking ceremony for the new 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light) Headquarters. This is a brigade that has successfully deployed in the past and is preparing for another deployment to Afghanistan next month. Construction will take place while they are deployed and should be ready for occupation as they return home to Fort Polk.

  • Wisconsin couple gives Soldier a new family

    Sep 20, 2010

    A Maryland Soldier was adopted recently by a Wisconsin couple, and can now celebrate after years of growing up without a family.

  • Blindness doesn't hold back Army researcher

    Sep 20, 2010

    Despite advancements in laws, policies and public perception, those with physical, mental and sensory impairments are sometimes excluded from education opportunities or employment. However John Morgan, a mathematician with the Army Research Laboratory at the Adelphi Laboratory Center, is an example of a determined self-sufficient employee and an extreme athlete.

  • Soldiers train ISF on auto repair, preventative maintenance

    Sep 20, 2010

    Some of those 50,000 Soldiers who've stayed behind in Iraq are busy now helping Iraqis learn valuable skills, such as auto repair. Mechanics with the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, are helping to improve the readiness of Iraqi Security Forces by instructing vehicle maintenance classes at Iraqi Army Camp Habiniya.

  • Fitzpatrick's 'Stone Flower' best of show in Army Arts and Crafts Contest

    Sep 20, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Tatiana Fitzpatrick took best-of-show honors in the 2010 Army Arts and Crafts Contest with an elaborate "Stone Flower" necklace that topped the accomplished metals and jewelry category.

  • Aviation brigade operates medical clinic in Iraq

    Sep 20, 2010

    An aviation brigade at Camp Taji, Iraq, has been assigned with operating a consolidated level-two medical clinic in an effort to maintain military infrastructure as Operation New Dawn brings sweeping changes.

  • Westport blues festival to benefit wounded warriors

    Sep 20, 2010

    Servicemembers from around the state got a special treat when local musicians performed at the second annual Dock of the Bay Blues Festival in Westport, Wash., Sept. 11.

  • Suicide Prevention - we don't have to be experts, we just have to care

    Sep 20, 2010

    I've stared at this blank canvas -- the open page on my word document program -- on and off for hours.

  • Chief of Signal addresses I.T. industry leaders

    Sep 20, 2010

    The Chief of Signal met with industry leaders last week to present a look at future military needs.

  • New commanding general takes charge of 7th Signal Command

    Sep 20, 2010

    Brig. Gen. LaWarren Patterson assumed command of 7th Signal Command (Theater) from Brig. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper during a ceremony at Fort Gordon's Barton Parade Field Pavilion Sept. 8.

  • Smooth Grooves Tour headed to troops in Germany, Italy

    Sep 20, 2010

    Army and Navy Entertainment Divisions are hosting a Smooth Grooves Tour at six U.S. military installations in Europe this month.

  • Smooth Grooves Tour headed to troops in Germany, Italy

    Sep 20, 2010

    Army and Navy Entertainment Divisions are hosting a Smooth Grooves Tour at six U.S. military installations in Europe this month.

  • JRTC, Fort Polk's 2010 Woman's Conference celebrates 'Heroes Behind The Heroes'

    Sep 20, 2010

    Stressed out' Have your finances gone haywire' Computer troubles got you down' How do you learn to deal with these and other daily dilemmas and still find time to be romantic, cook new dishes, work out or just have a little fun' Army spouses deal with these challenges on a daily basis. Grasping the ins and outs of these topics and more was the purpose of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk's 2010 Women's Conference held Sept. 15, hosted by Army Community Service.

  • Garrison commander receives some 'hands-on' fire training

    Sep 20, 2010

    FORT GORDON, Ga. -- Fort Gordon's garrison commander takes a hands-on approach to leadership.

  • CENTEX leaders get a look at Greywolf

    Sep 20, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas -Soldiers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division hosted leaders from throughout the Central Texas area, Sept. 10, in order to enhance military and community relations.

  • Fuelers enjoy some hands-on training

    Sep 20, 2010

    Soldiers from 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, completed a two-day forward arming and refueling point (FARP) exercise, here, Sept. 15, 2010.

  • Black Jack looks forward to new DFAC

    Sep 20, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Driving around Fort Hood at lunchtime can be a nightmare. Add the long lines of fast food restaurants to that and you've probably taken up your whole lunch hour.

  • Kuwaiti Port ops for Long Knife

    Sep 20, 2010

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -With their new mission of Operation New Dawn underway, Soldiers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, have a few more items to finalize to ensure they are mission ready.

  • Cav Band brings pops concert to museum

    Sep 20, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Photos taken from the 1st Cav. Div.'s Band during a concert at the 1st Cav. Div. Museum, here, on Sept. 14.

  • Training combat lifesavers

    Sep 20, 2010

    In an effort to lower combat deaths by wounds the Army established Medical Simulation Training Fields for field medical personnel to develop skills associated with medics and Combat Life Savers in order to decrease death by wound rates. The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Medical Simulation Training Facility features a field training environment where medics utilize their combat life saving skills in a simulated combat scenario.

  • Career change benefits frontline warfighter

    Sep 20, 2010

    A process improvement specialist helps employees save time and money by streamlining business practices that have a direct impact on the warfighter.

  • Moore joins USASAC as deputy to the commanding general

    Sep 20, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command welcomed Robert L. Moore as the new deputy to the commanding general Sept. 13.

  • Expecting parents have valuable resource at McChord Clinic

    Sep 20, 2010

    Staff members at the McChord Clinic have developed a great resource available to Soldiers and Airmen expecting their first child. The Becoming Parents Program is an eight-week course for expecting parents that strengthens Family relationships and communication, leads to better outcomes for children and helps for a more stable Family, according to program director Cyndi Mellor.

  • Lessons from the field help West Point cadets make branch selection

    Sep 20, 2010

    Soldiers and officers from 13 different Army branches came to West Point Sept. 16-18 to orientate cadets on the variety of Army career options. To that end, the Department of Military Instruction created panels of junior officers to participate in leadership forums and branch orientation sessions which provided cadets a better understanding of the expectations placed on platoon leaders and operating in a theater of war.

  • Don't be embarrassed to get screened for prostate cancer

    Sep 20, 2010

    Prostate cancer was the most highly diagnosed non-skin cancer at Madigan Healthcare System last year. The prostate is a small, walnut-sized gland that makes up part of a man's reproductive system. Since September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, there isn't a better time to not only discuss something most men are not knowledgeable about, but also inform men about the recent changes in prostate screening.

  • Fly Tying and Fishing: Wounded Warriors 'Fish' Tails

    Sep 20, 2010

    Twice a month, volunteers from Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing ourney to Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade to set up shop at WTB's 2nd Battalion Conference Room where amidst the array of colorful rooster and pheasant feathers, deer tails, vises, bobbins, chenille, scissors and thread, wounded Warriors are making grasshoppers, minnows, dragonflies, ants and larva.

  • Separating fitness fact from fiction

    Sep 20, 2010

    Ask 10 people how to get in shape or lose weight and you'll probably get 10 different answers, none of them completely valid. It's one of the reasons why Dena Taylor created University of Fitness, an educational program focused on health and fitness.

  • Air Defense Artillery artifacts

    Sep 20, 2010

    The arrival of dozens of Air Defense Artillery artifacts marks a new era in the branch's history as it solidifies its home at Fort Sill, Okla. Jason Kelly reports from the Fires Center of Excellence.

  • Stuttgart colonel recalls terrorist attack on Pentagon

    Sep 20, 2010

    For military families waiting for household goods to arrive during a move, delays usually add more stress. But sometimes, a delay can save your life.

  • Guardian Shield: EUCOM team trains to assist JTFs in emergency

    Sep 20, 2010

    If an emergency situation arose in Europe, a team of service members and civilians working for U.S. European Command Headquarters, stationed in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, could be called on to assist with the U.S response. The team is EUCOM's Joint Enabling Team, or JET, and they assist by training the EUCOM Joint Task Force. In order to stay sharp for such an event, key members of JET participated in Exercise Guardian Shield 2010, held at Rhine Ordnance Barracks Aug. 17-20.

  • Inspirational Ink

    Sep 20, 2010

    She got a tattoo recently that says, "Focus, Honor, Strength & Dedication." While that may not be the first thing Christa Nicole Martini wants you to know about her, her tattoo pretty much sums up what she's all about.

  • `Virtual Installation' becomes reality in Pittsburgh

    Sep 20, 2010

    The residents of Pittsburgh helped open the nation's third Army Strong Community Center Saturday.

  • Home again: military spouses and reintegration

    Sep 20, 2010

    Servicemembers face specific challenges after a deployment, but they're not the only ones. Their spouses also have adjustments to make in order to build close family ties after a year of independence.

  • Officials extend spouse career program deadline

    Sep 20, 2010

    Officials have extended a spouse employment program enrollment deadline in the hopes that more military spouses will be able to take spring semester classes.

  • Range threat tracks Shingo prize

    Sep 20, 2010

    Continuous improvements to the support of a radar used to train pilots have made the mission a candidate for a national-level quality prize. Mini-MUTES Branch technicians have worked on the AN/MST-T1(V) Miniature Multiple Threat Emitter System for about 11 years. The Shingo Prize program recognizes private and public sector organizations that successfully apply Lean Six Sigma techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of their operations. It is regarded as the premier manufacturing award recognition program for North America.

  • War vets return to transformed South Korea

    Sep 20, 2010

    When Korean War veteran Fred Brady, now age 84, had last set foot in South Korea, the country was in the throes of a brutal conflict that left devastation at every turn.

  • Ancient art helps to calm modern warriors

    Sep 20, 2010

    Millions of Americans have turned to yoga as a form of exercise, but here in Stuttgart, U.S. servicemembers are using it to improve their resiliency.

  • North Dakota Guardsmen deliver medical care in Congo

    Sep 20, 2010

    Crowds gathered, some with pre-registered tickets in hand, others with just a hope of being seen by a healthcare professional.

  • RPA provides Soldiers bird's eye view of battlefield

    Sep 20, 2010

    Today's battlefield is constantly changing, and keeping track of all the moving parts and pieces can be challenging to any commander.

  • Currahees sling load supplies across Paktika Province

    Sep 20, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan - Soldiers from Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, use division assets to decrease the combat logistic patrols and deliver supplies to far-reaching outposts quickly and more efficiently.

  • Inspirational Ink

    Sep 20, 2010

    She got a tattoo recently that says, "Focus, Honor, Strength & Dedication."

  • TF Currahee Soldiers provide 3 hot meals a day

    Sep 20, 2010

    Food service specialists from Task Force Currahee feed the Soldiers serving at Forward Operating Base Tillman here and have proven that nothing will deny their passion for providing fellow Currahees with the satisfaction of three hot meals a day.

  • Soldier reenlists after being wounded in action

    Sep 20, 2010

    The Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, Iron Rakkasan, has some tough Soldiers. U.S. Army Sgt. William Bickers from Cincinnati, a mortar man for Battlehard Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, epitomized that strength Sept. 16.

  • Rakkasan DDOC makes deployment possible

    Sep 20, 2010

    Without the Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division's Deployment and Distribution Operations Center at Bagram Airfield, members located at the various combat outposts and forward operating bases would never receive their mission essential equipment. In addition, servicemembers would not be able to get transportation for leave.

  • MEDFLAG 10: Providing dental treatment to Kinshasa residents

    Sep 20, 2010

    KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo Aca,!" Taking a vacation or going home for the holidays brings to mind a picture of having fun and spending time with family.

  • Iraqi Police orphans receive donations

    Sep 20, 2010

    Women and children sat on a long row of black couches as Iraqi Police officers and U.S. Soldiers carried overflowing bags into the room. Some of the children stared at the bags intently, hoping for a glimpse inside.

  • Guard presence on border deters threats

    Sep 20, 2010

    The presence of National Guard troops along the Southwest border has provided U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents with an additional resource to counter drug smuggling, human trafficking and other threats along the border, senior Guard officials said this week.

  • Inspector General assists redeploying TF Marne brigades

    Sep 20, 2010

  • African Aerospace Defence Exposition 2010

    Sep 20, 2010

    Soldiers with Detachment 1, Alpha Co, 1-224 Aviation Security and Support Battalion, New York Army National Guard unload an OH-58 Kiowa Sept.17 at Air Force Base Ysterplaat Cape Town, South Africa from a U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy. The support battalion will be participating in the African Aerospace Defence Exposition 2010. (Courtesy photo by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Aaron Teichner, OH-58 aviator with 1-224 S&S)

  • MEDFLAG 10 delivers humanitarian assistance to 2,000 in Kinshasa

    Sep 20, 2010

    Crowds gathered, some with pre-registered tickets in hand, others with just a hope of being seen by a healthcare professional in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sept. 9. "I saw a crowd of people and asked what was going on," said Ousmane Kalotho Mutuala, a Kinshasa resident. "When they told me it was for medical care, I immediately went and got my friend who can barely see because his eyes are so bad and came back to try and get in." Congolese and American military medical personnel saw approximately 2,000 patients during four days of outreach as part of MEDFLAG 10, a joint exercise that took place Sept. 6-18.

  • US ambassador recognizes USACE, EUCOM for Sava River flood mapping efforts

    Sep 20, 2010

    ZAGREB, Croatia - To honor the cooperation and recognize the achievements of the Sava River Basin Hydraulic Model project, the U.S. Ambassador to Croatia presented a plaque to the Sava River Commission chairman during a dedication ceremony.

  • Eighth Army establishes Facebook, Twitter pages

    Sep 20, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army has joined millions of other Facebook and Twitter users in the world of social media by launching its own organizational pages Sept. 10 to better communicate with servicemembers, families and civilians.

  • The Global Minuteman Bulletin: Eyes on Exercises and Worldwide Security

    Sep 19, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army National Guard has a new Operations and Training bulletin named The Global Minuteman. This bulletin provides a vehicle for situational awareness, feedback on exercises, and worldwide security cooperation.

  • Pilferage, transportation among challenges in Afghanistan

    Sep 19, 2010

    Pilferage and a lack of coastal waterways are two of the problems faced by Army logistics in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, operations continue to be challenged by the fact the country is landlocked.

  • U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers train during mass casualty scenario

    Sep 19, 2010

    Leaders evaluated the 10th Iraqi Army on a mass casualty scenario to see what they had learned after three months of Iraqi Army led medical training, advised by the 64th BSB.

  • Lewis-McChord troops head home

    Sep 19, 2010

    Deployed since Sept. 2009 to work with Iraqi Security Forces, Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade cased its colors and transferred authority to the 67th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade in a ceremony Sept. 15.

  • Volunteers rock Basra on their first 'combat tour'

    Sep 19, 2010

    The six-piece band of Soldier-musicians known as the "Volunteers" brought its act to southern Iraq, Sept. 15, performing contemporary country, jazz and rock and roll at the Basra Resiliency Campus during their first tour to a combat zone.

  • Army Resiliency Video 4th BCT 1AD, FT BLISS, Texas

    Sep 19, 2010

    Resiliency Video created by 4th BCT 1AD FT Bliss TX to inform Soldiers, Families, on Resiliency and programs available to them and they are not only limited to just on base care it informs individuals on how the Ft Bliss is also partnered with the Community of El Paso with the Soldiers Mansion as an available resource available to those who need them.

  • Chilean gets unexpected life in states

    Sep 18, 2010

  • It's all a learning experience, one Soldier's career path

    Sep 18, 2010

    As the second youngest Soldier in Headquarters and Headquarters Operations Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, Pfc. Nanalee Litzsinger has held more full time jobs than most young people her age.

  • 'Big Red One' debuts new communication system

    Sep 18, 2010

    With the push of a button, the 1st Infantry Division's Operations Center launched the newest version of the Command Post of the Future, called Battle Command 10, or CPOF BC10.

  • Combat Stress Clinic dedicated to fallen Soldier

    Sep 18, 2010

    The new Combat Stress Clinic on the American base at Basra International Airport was named in honor of Sgt. Brandon Maggart in a ceremony Sept. 10.

  • New complex deemed successful by White House

    Sep 17, 2010

    VP Joe Biden released a report called "100 Recovery Act Projects that are changing America," Sept. 17 that lists Fort Bliss' $51 million Warrior Transition Barracks as the number one example of successful projects born out of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

  • Sharp: Korea plan synchronizes capabilities

    Sep 17, 2010

    SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 17, 2010 - Though all systems were "go" toward transferring wartime operational control of forces here to South Korea in 2012, delaying that transition at the South Korean government's request will enable a broad range of initiatives to unfold in a more synchronized way, the top U.S. commander said.

  • Ord Thrift Shop closing Sept. 29

    Sep 17, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!A? The Presidio of Monterey Thrift Shop at Ord Military Community is scheduled to close Sept. 29 following the death of its longtime manager.

  • Gates: Nation will bring home missing troops

    Sep 17, 2010

    Standing in front of rows of sharply dressed troops today, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates underscored the Defense Department's commitment to bringing every missing servicemember home.

  • Ord Thrift Shop Manager Carolyn Pryor dies at 82

    Sep 17, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!A? Ord Military Community Thrift Shop Manager Carolyn Pryor died unexpectedly on July 18 at age 82. She had been part of the Fort Ord and Presidio of Monterey communities working at the shop located in Ord Military Community for more than 40 years.

  • Corps' New Hogan Lake hosts river education day

    Sep 17, 2010

    Calaveras River Education and Appreciation Day at the Sacramento District's New Hogan Lake Sept. 11 teaches high school students ecology, highlights careers in natural resources.

  • TAKING CHARGE

    Sep 17, 2010

  • Energy Conservation Helps Save Army Dollars

    Sep 17, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Imagine having to pay millions of dollars annually for utilities. That's why Redstone is trying to conserve energy.

  • Schools Emphasize Federal Impact On Funding

    Sep 17, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- BRAC is not only bringing more people and jobs to north Alabama. It's also bringing more federal money to local schools as well.

  • Guard presence on border deters threats

    Sep 17, 2010

    The presence of National Guard troops along the Southwest border has provided U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents with an additional resource to counter drug smuggling, human trafficking and other threats along the border, senior Guard officials said this week.

  • Last of Presidio DPW's 'Stimulus-fund' projects near completion

    Sep 17, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!A? The last of 23 construction, maintenance and clean-up projects paid for by an allocation of $7,358,343 obtained through provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 are nearing completion at the Presidio of Monterey.

  • "READ ALL ABOUT IT"

    Sep 17, 2010

  • Fort Irwin/NTC award Purple Heart to Korean War POW on POW/MIA Day

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Barstow, Calif. resident David Villafana was captured by the North Korean Army on Oct. 31, 1950 and held as a Prisoner of War until 1953. Almost 60 years later, Mr. Villafana formally received a Purple Heart for the injuries he suffered during his time as POW as Fort Irwin Garrison Commander Col. James H. Chevallier pinned the award to Mr. Villafana's left breast pocket during Fort Irwin and the National Training Center's National POW/MIA Day ceremony on Sept. 17.

  • It's how you play the game

    Sep 17, 2010

    The Army Sustainment Command softball team's season ended when a home run soared over the fence. The slam into left-centerfield kept the Army Sustainment Command from progressing during the first game against Granite City in the two-day post softball league championship double-elimination tournament Sept. 13. The final score was 12-10. League softball rules state that only three fence-clearing home runs are allowed by a team in one game. After that, offenders forfeit the game.

  • Fort Carson Off Highway Vehicle Park trails open to dirt bikes, ATVs

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Fort Carson and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation leadership held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 10 to open the Fort Carson Off Highway Vehicle Park which features about 10 miles of trails spread across 199 acres. The trail entrance is located just inside Gate 20 across from the water treatment facility.

  • Single Soldiers back from Iraq get 'special welcome home'

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Family readiness groups, local businesses and the tricommunity have teamed to make sure single Soldiers returning from Iraq with the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team find a little touch of home in their barracks rooms at Kelley Hill.

  • 4th ESC's Yellow Ribbon Event

    Sep 17, 2010

    The 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, which began in April 2010, hosted their largest Yellow Ribbon Event this weekend on September 11 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown San Antonio.

  • Employers visit Soldiers during field training

    Sep 17, 2010

    The 4th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, along with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) hosted a "Boss Lift" event to provide employers/supervisors the opportunity to better understand what their Army Reserve employees do when they are away from their civilian occupation for military duty. On Sept. 11, ten employers were afforded the opportunity to travel to Camp Bullis, TX via UH-60 "Black Hawk" helicopters.

  • One of the Army's Top OPSEC Managers Recognized

    Sep 17, 2010

    Eric Edwards, right, Director of the AMRDEC presents a note of appreciation and coin from Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger, DA, DCS, G-3/5/7, to David Harfield, Intelligence Specialist in the AMRDEC's Security and Intelligence Office. During the Army's annual Operation Security Conference, Hartfield was recognized as a finalist and one of the Army's tope OPSEC program managers.

  • Army continues to expand contracting workforce

    Sep 17, 2010

    Army leaders told members of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan at a Sept. 16 hearing that the service continues to make great strides in its efforts to expand its contracting workforce and improve oversight of the billions spent on warzone contingency contracts.

  • U.S. Army Racing set to create picture perfect Veterans Day

    Sep 17, 2010

    The U.S. Army and Stewart-Haas Racing are planning a special paint scheme for Ryan Newman's No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet which gives veterans the opportunity to put their faces on the Soldiers' car running in the Kobalt Tools 500 Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 14.

  • AMC G-2 Recognizes AMRDEC's Technology Production Officer

    Sep 17, 2010

    Recent ceremoney conducted in ofice of Eric Edwards, Director AMRDEC, Jamie Dodson a Technology Production Officer in AMRDEC's SIO was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Col. Bradfor Nelson, DCS for Intelligence, G-2, AMC.

  • JBLM MPs test communication skills

    Sep 17, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Members of the 508th MP Battalion used a prison-break scenario to work on multi-agency coordination.

  • Spirit of America 2010- Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Sep 17, 2010

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Drill Team perform during Spirit of America at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

  • Operation Lone Star, motorcyclists, donate blood

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops, a Houston-based group, sponsored a blood drive at the Akeroyd Blood Donor Center Sept. 11.

  • Thousands join in fun, celebration during 8th annual event to honor JBLM service members, families

    Sep 17, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The 8th annual Military Family Support Day in Lacey, Wash., brought out thousands of military and civilian families for fun and commemoration.

  • Picatinny welcomes new Joint Services leader

    Sep 17, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Picatinny Arsenal community welcomed Col. Jeffrey K. Wilson to the Program Executive Office for Ammunition's Project Manager for Joint Services during an Assumption of Management ceremony here Sept. 9.

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers Training With New .50 Caliber Machinegun Simulator

    Sep 17, 2010

    New York Army National Guard Soldiers can hone their M2 machine gun skills in the classroom now thanks to a new training system called the Individual Gunnery Training or IGT. The new system brings the range to the Soldier instead of requiring the Soldier to go to the range. It's similar to systems that have been used to train tank and Bradley gunners successfully. The IGT is a computer training console with a simulated .50 caliber machine gun mounted on a stand. The gunner has to use a complex, but efficient system of switches and controls to maneuver the weapon, sight in using the head mounted display, and send mass amounts of cyber-rounds down range with precision.

  • Army lauds achievements of RDECOM scientists

    Jun 2, 2011

    Six U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command laboratories and 111 employees have been named 2009 Research and Development Achievement Award winners.

  • Commentary: 9/11 united nation in common purpose

    Sep 17, 2010

    We should use Sept. 11 as a reminder that for all the diversity of backgrounds and opinions that make up our people, there really are some basic values that bind us together. If we can focus a little more on those things that make us one, rather than on the disagreements that push us apart, I think we will have a better, stronger military and nation.

  • JBLM family travels long road to see their dad's return

    Sep 17, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A Mom and two sets of twins arrive in time to greet 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade's return from Iraq.

  • Comics on Duty yuck it up at Hacienda

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Four touring comedians brought an evening of laughter and levity to the Hacienda Recreation Center Sept. 10.

  • JBLM BOSS event gives singles day to play

    Sep 17, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Go-karts, arcade games, poker tournaments, jousting, a Velcro "fly wall," billiards, food, beverages and more ... all free and all ways Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers showed its appreciation for single service members stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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