Archive: Sep 2010

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  • Collich leads six qualifiers to Military Long Drive Championship

    Sep 17, 2010

    Six military golfers, led by Army 2nd Lt. Preston Collich, advanced Sept. 11 to the finals of the 2010 Military Long Drive Championship presented by 7UP.

  • Fort Carson Range Control team best in Army

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Soldiers heading downrange for training prior to deploying to combat are being supported by the best range control team the Army has to offer. Fort Carson was awarded the Sustainable Range Program Range Control Team Award Aug. 17 at the Training Support Services Conference in Chicago.

  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony

    Sep 17, 2010

    Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Gen. James E. Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, render honors to the colors with former Prisoners of War in the National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony at the Pentagon River Entrance Sept. 17.

  • Emergency kits necessary for all

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-September is National Preparedness Month and Ready Army is the Army Emergency Management Program's campaign to increase knowledge to the Army community about avoidable hazards. The campaign's main message, "Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed," calls for education to Soldiers, Family members, Army civilians and contractors. The focus aims to prepare everyone by saving lives and strengthening the nation.

  • Consultants assigned to local schools to improve mental health of military children

    Sep 17, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - Military Family Life Consultants, each a certified mental health professional, have been assigned to five Liberty County schools whose enrollment includes a large number of military-connected students.

  • Preparing for pregnancy during deployments

    Sep 17, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - It's 2 a.m. and you are wakened by a sharp pain. You realize you are in labor, your husband is deployed and your two-year-old is peacefully sleeping down the hall. What do you do' The 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Family Readiness Group held a Pregnancy Support Meeting opened to all expectant spouses in the 4th IBCT, Sept. 9.

  • Community leaders share information at Stewart-Hunter fair

    Sep 17, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield hosted the Fall Executive Session of the Regional Information Sharing Forum at the Hunter Club, Sept. 9, and at Club Stewart, Sept. 10. Community leaders from the surrounding counties, cities and school districts joined installation leaders in partnership to share information about the ongoing deployment of the 3rd Infantry Division and upcoming events occurring in their respective areas.

  • Article 32 for alleged Fort Hood shooter remains open to media, public

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A defense motion for a closed courtroom at the upcoming Article 32 hearing against Maj. Nidal Hasan was denied Sept. 16 during a status conference hearing. Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, has been charged with 13 specifications of premeditated murder and 32 specifications of attempted premeditated murder in the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting incident at Fort Hood. Hasan is considered innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.

  • Wagner remembered in solemn 9/11 tribute at Fort Sam Houston

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In the early morning hours of Sept. 11, as the sun was just starting to come up on a beautiful San Antonio day, a group of about a dozen Soldiers and civilians gathered at a small grave marker in the sprawling Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. They were there to honor a friend and colleague that was lost in the terrible events of that day nine years earlier.

  • USAMRMC wins Research and Development Lab of the Year

    Sep 17, 2010

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Marilyn Miller Freeman announced Friday that Medical Research and Materiel Command was chosen as the 2010 Research and Development Laboratory of the Year (small lab).

  • ASC hosts equipping strategy ROC drill

    Sep 17, 2010

    Army Sustainment Command headquarters hosted a rehearsal of concept drill July 26-30, testing a new equipping strategy. Senior leaders from Army Materiel Command and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology joined their ASC hosts for an Army Force Generation "Equipping" conference.

  • Transportation School at Fort Lee prepares for first students

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 17, 2010) - When the Transportation School conducts its first classes here next month, it will not only mark the beginning of a new era of training at Fort Lee but also represents one of the final steps of an ambitious plan to converge the Army's sustainment support community under a single "center of excellence."

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know 1st Sgt. Steven M. Adams

    Sep 17, 2010

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know 1st Sgt. Steven M. Adams

  • Command senior leaders peer into the future

    Sep 17, 2010

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command senior leaders and invited guests convened Sept. 14-16 at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., for the Command Training Conference. During the conference multiple speakers offered a snapshot of current capabilities and peered into the future to reveal the way ahead.

  • Sustainment Center of Excellence gets new commander

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 9, 2010) - Less than three months after the Combined Arms Support Command and Sustainment Center of Excellence guidon was handed over to Brig. Gen. Jesse R. Cross, it was passed once again to Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge Sept. 9 at Williams Stadium.

  • Spirit of America show LIVE streaming

    Jun 2, 2011

    The U.S. Army's Spirit of America show will stream LIVE online Sept. 17 and 18.

  • Fort McPherson, Fort Gillem prepare individuals to combat rising suicide trends

    Sep 17, 2010

    In 2009, the number of active duty Soldier suicides increased by 20 to 160, and the number of Reserve and National Guard suicides rose by 25 to 82. To combat this rise of suicides, the Army has mounted an aggressive campaign, releasing anti-suicides videos like "Shoulder to Shoulder," arming Soldiers with ACE (Ask, Care, Escort) cards that teach how to deal with someone feeling suicidal, and encouraging and enforcing suicide awareness training.

  • ARDEC to receive national recognition with Superior Unit Award Sept. 22

    Sep 17, 2010

    The U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) will be permanently marked as a superior unit in a formal military ceremony that recognizes its contributions to saving countless lives and providing dominant capability, here, Sept. 22 at 9 a.m.

  • BG Crutchfield leader quote package

    Sep 17, 2010

  • Please Add a Title!

    Sep 17, 2010

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, the Nation's Forced Entry Component of the Global Response Force, conduct a Joint Forced Entry Exercise from Sep., 14-15 at Fort Bragg, NC.

  • Installation honors educators, celebrates partnership

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. -- Members of Fort McPherson and more than 20 schools from surrounding communities gathered Sept. 11 at The Commons at Fort McPherson for the installation's final Educators' Appreciation Reception.

  • National champion sets sights on top Soldier competition

    Sep 17, 2010

    Sgt. Sherri Jo Gallagher set high goals for 2010. To say she met them is an understatement. The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier recently won the National High Power Rifle Championship, is on the brink of competing to be the Army Soldier of the Year and relishes every moment serving her country.

  • U.S. presence necessary for Korean security, officials say

    Sep 17, 2010

    The sinking in March of the South Korean ship Cheonan underscores the importance of U.S. troops to security in Northeast Asia and the defense of South Korea, top defense officials told Congress today.

  • Combatives 'bleeds' into job

    Sep 17, 2010

    The discipline, fitness, and fearlessness required to be an effective Soldier are being trained at Basra through Modern Army Combatives.

  • In Appreciation To Military Retirees

    Oct 14, 2011

    Health care screenings. Tours of Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation facilities. Tricare information. Presentations on military retiree benefits. Introduction of the Veteran Employment Transition Initiative. A reunion reception. Vendor exhibits. Socials and dining get-togethers. A special message from Redstone Arsenal's new senior commander. Door prizes. What more could a military retiree want'

  • Soaring through the clouds

    Sep 16, 2010

    Members of 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) conduct an airborne operation Sept. 15, 2010 near Olympia, Wash.

  • RDECOM Superior Unit Award

    Sep 16, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Superior Unit Award was established by the Secretary of the Army in 1985 to recognize outstanding meritorious performance of a unit during peacetime, or of a difficult and challenging mission under extraordinary circumstances. The unit must display such outstanding devotion and superior performance of exceptionally difficult tasks as to set the unit apart from, and above, other units with similar missions.

  • Army Audit Agency wins accolades for work environment

    Sep 16, 2010

    The Army Audit Agency is one of the top federal places to seek government employment according to a recently-released annual survey. The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government 2010 survey draws on responses from more than 263,000 employees to produce detailed rankings of satisfaction and commitment across 290 federal agencies and subcomponents.

  • Former POW now leading advocate for resilience training

    Sep 16, 2010

    Personal resilience and her conviction the Army would rescue her is what helped a former prisoner of war make it through the ordeal of captivity nearly two decades ago.

  • Atomic Annie on the move

    Sep 16, 2010

    The M65 Atomic Cannon "Atomic Annie" at Fort Sill since 1964 is moving.

  • Army honors research, development command at APG ceremony

    Sep 16, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" Under warm, sunny skies today at Aberdeen Proving GroundAca,!a,,cs Fanshaw Field, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commander of the Army Materiel command, honored the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command when she presented it with a Superior Unit Award.

  • Waste water to cool Fort Sill water tower

    Sep 16, 2010

    Fort Sill will soon begin a program testing the use of recycled waste water to cool a water tower in the 434th Field Artillery Brigade area.

  • Redeployment: Chaplains, ACS offer post-deployment aid to couples

    Sep 16, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - It's probably true that time spent apart can make you appreciate and care even more for a person, but long absences or constant absences can be hard on a marriage. Consequently, repeated, year-long deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan have taken a heavy toll on Soldiers and their spouses assigned to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield. For this reason, Chap. (Col.) Bill Ralston, 3rd Infantry Division rear detachment chaplain, said Stewart-Hunter makes two viable sources available to help Soldiers re-unite with their spouses following re-deployment. One offers spiritual guidance via the installation chaplaincy; the other offers mostly secular classes for couples through Army Community Services.

  • Fort Stewart Freedom Walk commemorates attacks of 9/11

    Sep 16, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - The 5th Annual Freedom Walk at Fort Stewart commemorated the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and the sacrifices made by servicemembers since that day.

  • Field Artillery Half Section preserves history

    Sep 16, 2010

    Last month at the Lawton Rangers Rodeo, the Fort Sill Field Artillery Half Section performed a demonstration in the opening ceremony.

  • Senior enlisted look to fortify numbers

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Training upgrades and NCO development were key topics in this year's Senior NCO Program, held annually in conjunction with the Infantry Warfighting Conference.

  • Youngster is a dance, dance, dancing machine

    Sep 16, 2010

    While photographing a fitness class for an upcoming feature article for the Cannoneer, as the upbeat music thumped to a driving bass beat urging fitness participants on, a diminutive figure in the background moved with a coordinated fluidity usually uncommon in young children. This was my introduction to the wondrous dance steps of Da'Jaun Porter, age 7, the son of Janae and Staff Sgt. Shannon Ollison of Service Battery, 434th Field Artillery Detachment.

  • Soldier Service Center a one-stop shop for Fort Stewart Soldiers, Families, civilians and retirees

    Sep 16, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - For Soldiers at Fort Stewart, the Soldier Service Center is a one-stop shop for in and out processing. For Soldiers, Family Members, Army Civilians and retirees, the Soldier Service Center is the home to a wide variety of services, from ID card replacement and vehicle sticker registration to the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center.

  • Fort Leavenworth motorcyclists ride to 9/11 ceremony

    Sep 16, 2010

    Nearly 200 motorcyclists - including veterans, Soldiers, Patriot Guard Riders and other motorcycle groups - converged on the old U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to participate in the 9/11 Freedom Ride in honor of those who lost their lives on Sept.11, 2001, and to pay tribute to Soldiers who have lost their lives protecting the nation. At the gathering outside of the old USDB, motorcyclists observed a moment of silence in honor of the fallen then mounted up for the ride to the site of the future VFW Memorial Park in Leavenworth, Kan.

  • Chilean-born Soldier gets unexpected life in U.S.

    Sep 16, 2010

    Moving to the U.S. was a childhood dream for one Task Force Marne warrant officer - becoming a Soldier was not.

  • Fort Leavenworth re-certified as StormReady community

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (Sept. 16, 2010) - This month, Fort Leavenworth was re-certified as a StormReady community through the National Weather Service.

  • Free medical clinic builds ISF legitimacy in Karmah

    Sep 16, 2010

    KARMAH, Iraq - Hundreds of Karmah, Iraq, residents received free medical care during a combined medical engagement between Iraqi and U.S. forces, Sept. 7.

  • Joint Regional Correctional Facility taps geothermal energy for heating, cooling

    Sep 16, 2010

    The new Midwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility will save money and the environment with help of the ground below it. The new 464-bed facility, which opens in October, uses geothermal heat pump energy to lower green house gas emissions and cut energy costs by $100,000 a year. The system relies on 480 geothermal wells, each 280 feet deep, with high-density polyethylene water-filled tubes that take heat from the ground and pump it into the building for the winter and carry the summer's heat into the ground for cooling in the summer.

  • Aberdeen Area Office Eagle holds BSC anniversary event

    Sep 16, 2010

    The APG community celebrated the 15th anniversary of the AbilityOne Base Supply Center Program with an event held at the Aberdeen Area Office Eagle, August. 11.

  • Soldiers train up for Joint Regional Correctional FacilityAca,!E+opening

    Sep 16, 2010

    About 170 Soldiers and 30 civilian personnel staff are conducting exercises to test evacuation procedures, tornado drills, and many other emergency action plans at the Joint Regional Correctional Facility, slated to open next month at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The JRCF has a 464-bed capacity, with additional space in the special housing unit, which is segregated from the rest of the prison population. In addition to using exercise for practice, the Soldiers and staff would also have to meet guidelines set forth by the American Correctional Association. The new prison fulfills a decision by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 2005 to close three other facilities at Fort Knox, Ky., Fort Sill, Okla., and Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. The first group of inmates is expected to arrive from Fort Sill in October.

  • Fort Bragg participates in annual adventure race at Smith Lake

    Sep 16, 2010

    Neither cramps, blisters, rain, sandy trails, nor tipped canoes could stop the competitors from participating in the Adventure Race Saturday. Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Sports office hosted its annual event throughout the Smith Lake Recreational Area. The race consisted of two-member teams competing in a variety of events to include a 5K cross-country race, land orienteering, a 10K mountain bike race, canoe paddling and a mystery event.

  • Veterans receive high school diplomas

    Sep 16, 2010

    The commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps saluted Operation Recognition, a Cumberland County public schools program, which presents high school diplomas to veterans whose service was up until the Vietnam War-era. "Operation Recognition is just one example of the outstanding support provided to our Soldiers, military Families and veterans by the Fayetteville community," said Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, who is also the Fort Bragg commander.

  • Army encourages students to stay on STEM track

    Sep 16, 2010

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) recently supported Cecil County's 2010 STEM Academy Rally with an exhibit and the presentation of advanced technology combining robotics and electronic detectors.

  • Fayetteville hosts BRAC orientation

    Sep 16, 2010

    The Army's Army and the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau are holding a second orientation weekend for Department of Defense civilian and active-duty military Families relocating from Fort McPherson, Ga. due to base realignment and closure. The event, scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 24 and called Operation Fayetteville Wants You, will give attendees an opportunity to become better acquainted with the community and learn about the area's offerings. Weekend activities include informative presentations from key community leaders, tours of area schools and Fort Bragg, as well as activities and entertainment provided by the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, Cumberland County Fair and International Folk Festival.

  • Fighting suicide everyone's responsibility

    Sep 16, 2010

    It's been said time and time again: the Army's most precious resource is its Soldiers. As part of a larger Army Family, all Soldiers feel the loss of a fellow brother-or sister-in-arms. When that loss comes as a result of suicide, it can be particularly devastating because suicide is always a treatable and avoidable tragedy.

  • APG teen gains customer service skills while working at Swan Creek Inn

    Sep 16, 2010

    A recent Havre de Grace High School graduate is learning customer service skills by working at Army Lodging's Swan Creek Inn.

  • Closure less than one year away

    Sep 16, 2010

    Sept. 15 marked one year until Fort McPherson closes and Fort Gillem transitions to an enclave. The years since the BRAC closure list was announced in 2005 have flown by; the next 12 months will pass even more quickly. I'm thrilled to see so many employees are preparing for the closure. The participation at our quarterly BRAC town hall meetings indicates you are actively working to stay informed.

  • Fort Bragg spouses look for a career boost at job fair

    Sep 16, 2010

    On Tuesday the Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program sponsored a Military Spouse Job Fair. Employers came prepared to hire applicants, not just distribute information. The ERP said it understands the need of some Families for a second income and in an effort to help spouses find jobs to meet their Families' needs, they host job fairs to facilitate the search in a tight economy. It also assists men and women who find fulfillment in pursuing professional interests.

  • Knockout fun during organization day

    Sep 16, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Anthony J. McArthur, administration NCO for G-3 operations, First Army, spars with Staff Sgt. Carmese Tate, chaplain's assistant, First Army, during First Army's 92nd Organization Day celebration held Sept. 10 at Stephenson Lake, Fort Gillem. This event marks one of the last organization day events for First Army at Fort Gillem, as unit members and staff are moving to First Army's new home at Rock Island, Ill., as part of BRAC operations.

  • Fort Bragg couples make memories at Smith Lake to last a lifetime

    Sep 16, 2010

  • Wainwright newcomers: Being new, not lost in the Last Frontier state

    Sep 16, 2010

    Being new to an installation does not have to mean being lost and alone.

  • Fort Bragg spouses of deployed Lightning Soldiers bond, learn on weekend retreat

    Sep 16, 2010

    Two dozen spouses of Soldiers serving with the Fort Bragg-based 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade in Afghanistan gathered in Myrtle Beach Aug. 27 to 29 for a Strong Bonds Retreat. The theme throughout the weekend revolved around strength through togetherness and focused on relationship building, communication skills and stress management, but the most important part was the interaction across the tables.

  • Gen. (retired) Sullivan visits Schofield Barracks

    Sep 16, 2010

    Gen. (retired) Gordon Sullivan and Command Sgt. Maj. (retired) Jimmie Spencer meets with Maj. Gen. Bernard Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, and the leadership from the division for a welcome brief during his visit to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Sept. 14.

  • Combating the stigma of suicide: An Army story

    Sep 16, 2010

    Losing a Soldier to battle is tough. When that Soldier is your son, it's devastating. But losing two Soldiers, two sons, to different battles rocks a man to his core. Major General Mark Graham and his wife, Carol, shared their personal story of tragedy during the Suicide Prevention Luncheon held Sept. 10 at the Fort Bragg Club. For the Grahams, breaking the silence is an initial step in overcoming suicidal stigmas in a culture designed to be Army strong. In 2003, weeks before their youngest son committed suicide and months before their oldest son would die in combat - the Grahams thought they had the perfect Family of five.

  • KUSAHC pediatrics celebrates back to school season with give-away

    Sep 16, 2010

    As part of Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic's back to school emphasis during the month of August, the pediatrics clinic held a t-shirt and gift basket giveaway on Aug. 27.

  • When disaster strikes, are you ready'

    Sep 16, 2010

    Most people don't think about emergencies or disasters until they happen to someone else.

  • Fort Bragg Father Daughter Ball gives Families night of fun, fantasy

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - It was a scene from a fairy tale. Dozens of Soldiers in their dress blues, Class A uniforms and civilian suits, escorted their daughters garbed in gowns and dresses into the Fort Bragg Club for an evening of fun, food and dancing at the Father Daughter Ball Saturday.

  • Ceremony reaffirms commitment to fight terror

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. -- On Sept. 9, in front of U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) headquarters on Fort McPherson, a crowd gathered. Servicemembers, Civilian employees, Family members and DA contractors stood united in spirit and purpose to remember the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, and how it changed the country.

  • Revamped CYSS program means the "SKIES" the limit for Wainwright children

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Fort Wainwright's Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited program is back by popular demand and better than ever, according to Amy Nott, SKIES program manager.

  • Fort Bragg focuses on energy, water conservation

    Sep 16, 2010

    With an energy bill of $50 million, Fort Bragg has taken extraordinary measures to improve energy efficiency and security on the installation infrastructure and modernizing procedures. One of the biggest steps has been the implementation of centralized monitoring for buildings and facilities relating to heating and cooling control.

  • Those who catch and release today, will catch and release another day

    Sep 16, 2010

    The Chena River, which winds through Fort Wainwright property, supports many easily accessible fishing areas and the grayling are there for the patient angler, showing an unexpected amount of vigor pound for pound on light tackle.

  • Suicide prevention instrumental in sustaining strong military force

    Sep 16, 2010

  • Aberdeen opens two new test facilities

    Sep 16, 2010

    Aberdeen Proving Ground technology took a giant leap forward in supporting Warfighters in the War on Terror when it opened two new state-of-the-art test facilities.

  • Fort Bragg urges Soldiers, Families to be prepared in case of an emergency

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - If a natural disaster were to hit Fort Bragg right now, would your Family be prepared'

  • Alpaca farming brings Price peace of mind

    Sep 16, 2010

    Bohemian Rhapsody, Ben, Faith and Sunday may be songs found on a golden oldies compact disc, but they can also be found roaming on Denise Price's farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Bohemian Rhapsody and the others are alpacas. Price is the strategy alignment and performance management chief with the Army Contracting Command at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • APG remembers heroes and victims of 2001 terrorist attacks

    Sep 16, 2010

    Aberdeen Proving Ground observed the ninth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks with a solemn ceremony honoring the lost while embracing the conventions of freedom during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Fanshaw Field Sept. 10.

  • Long Knife BCT prepares to support Operation New Dawn

    Sep 16, 2010

    Troopers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, maintained their combat readiness with training classes, here in the desert of Kuwait, prior to their deployment north into Iraq in the coming weeks.

  • Device helps Soldiers communicate with Afghan citizens

    Sep 16, 2010

    The TransTac device, which will be fielded for the first time to the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) to Afghanistan before the end of the calendar year, will be used by Soldiers to translate English to Dari or English to Pashto, and vice-versa.

  • Rogers Receives Welcome To AMCOM And Redstone

    Sep 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The 650-seat Bob Jones Auditorium was filled Friday as a new era began for the Aviation and Missile Command and Redstone Arsenal.

  • Army wife gets a new lease on life

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- It's been almost two years since Stacey Turner registered to receive a kidney transplant, a process she was told could take up to five years. Last December she received her kidney, and a new outlook on life. When Turner was 17 she was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease. Until four years ago, the 41 year-old never thought the disease would affect her life, until one day she had to make a decision that would ultimately depend on someone else's life.

  • Army contracting rebuilding workforce

    Sep 16, 2010

    The U.S. Army has changed hiring practices, emphasized recruiting and initiated training programs in order to meet the demand for contracting specialists in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Fort Drum welcomes visitors at Retiree Appreciation Day

    Sep 16, 2010

    Fort Drum officials showed their gratitude to those who served the country during Retirement Appreciation Day, held Saturday at the New York National Guard Center on post.

  • 1st BSTB Soldiers help break ground at local school

    Sep 16, 2010

    Village elders from the Dehdadi District near Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan met with members of the Afghan National Army and the International Security Assistance Force during a ground-breaking ceremony Sept. 2 at Prozah Habida Balkhi Girls School.

  • Fort Drum Garrison welcomes new commander

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N. Y. -- Soldiers and civilian employees at Fort Drum participated in a garrison change of command ceremony Thursday at Magrath Gym as community members bade farewell to outgoing commander Col. Kenneth H. Riddle and his wife, Maria, and welcomed new commander Col. Noel T. Nicolle and his wife, Tamara, to the North Country.

  • Col. Sullivan addresses Anniston Army Depot workforce

    Sep 16, 2010

    As I write this column, I have been in office for approximately three weeks. Though my journey has just begun, I look forward to an exciting, three-year stint here at Anniston as your commander.

  • IMCOM commanding general visits Fort Drum

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The lieutenant general in charge of all Army civilian employees for Installation Management Command held a town hall meeting at Fort Drum last week to commend the efforts of the workforce and to offer a look into the man behind the three stars.

  • Vets applaud benefits of fair

    Sep 16, 2010

    Hundreds of local Veterans and their families took advantage of the depot's 2nd Annual Veterans Supermarket of Benefits Fair on Sept. 10 at the Anniston City Meeting Center. The event was a one-stop shop for Veterans as event coordinators brought in about 40 organizations and agencies that were on hand from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with information about health benefits, job opportunities and other services.

  • Lyster Army Health Clinic patients receive urgent care in local area

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lyster Army Health Clinic is making urgent care faster and more reliable for patients, clinic officials said.

  • ANAD repairs 300th Stryker

    Sep 16, 2010

    When Stryker vehicle FSV-0041 arrived at Anniston Army Depot in March, it was one of four vehicles destined for the installation's Stryker Repair Facility. As the vehicle completed the testing process, however, it became clear that FSV-0041 would be a milestone vehicle for the program - the 300th Stryker repaired at Anniston.

  • ANAD responders train for worst case scenarios

    Sep 16, 2010

    Every two years paramedics are required to conduct 48 hours of refresher training to keep their state and national licenses current. They are required to address specific areas of study. For paramedics on Anniston Army Depot, this year's focus was on the Alabama Trauma System.

  • Fort Rucker Thrift Shop gives back to local community

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Volunteering at and donating to the Fort Rucker Thrift Shop not only benefits the installation, but also many Wiregrass communities.

  • Fort Rucker runner surpasses 1,000 miles

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- One avid Fort Rucker runner logged her 1,000th mile last month, paying testament to her progress and commitment to fitness since joining the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility Run/Walk Mileage Club in June.

  • Fort Rucker Family member, quad racer enjoys 'thrill'

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Racing is about the rush of the ride rather than coming in first for one young quad racer here.

  • USO opens new Guard lounge

    Sep 16, 2010

    Let the game-playing, movie-watching and Internet-surfing commence. The ribbon has been cut, and the new Honor Guard Lounge is now officially open in the community center.

  • Fort Rucker, local community bikers celebrate Patriot Day

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- More than 100 area motorcyclists rode in remembrance of those fallen since Sept. 11, 2001, during the 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment and Daleville Chamber of Commerce poker run Sept. 11.

  • DFMWR hosts Oktoberfest -- Fort Rucker-style

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Community members can enjoy a traditional German experience during Fort Rucker's annual Oktoberfest Sept. 24.

  • Fort Rucker community gains new 1st lady

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A long-time military advocate recently arrived here to help improve the quality of life for Soldiers and Families.

  • Fort Rucker honors Hispanic history, culture

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER Ala. - The post celebrates Hispanic Heritage month now through Oct. 15 with a variety of activities and events.

  • Gone fishin': Fort Rucker single Soldiers mentor military children

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Children of deployed servicemembers gained a new skill Sept. 11 thanks to Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers members' help.

  • Fort Rucker seeks community feedback on improving quality of life

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Garrison leaders want community members' feedback on how they can improve quality of life services here.

  • Soldiers helping Soldiers: Battle buddies help each other during tough times

    Sep 16, 2010

    Having a battle buddy can be a life-saver because not all wounds are visible.

  • 396th Harbormaster Detachment Soldiers return home from Kuwait

    Sep 16, 2010

    Approximately 20 Soldiers from the 396th Harbormaster Detachment, 11th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade stand before their fellow 'Over the Shore' Soldiers, family and friends during a late-night welcome-home ceremony Sept. 10 at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story.

  • 173rd Airborne paratrooper to be awarded Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan

    Sep 16, 2010

    The White House announced Sept. 10 that Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, will be awarded the Medal of Honor. President Barack Obama called the Vicenza, Italy, based paratrooper to congratulate him personally on the exceptional award, to be bestowed in recognition of acts of gallantry beyond the call of duty. When enemy forces in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley ambushed then-Spc. Giunta's platoon on the evening of Oct. 25, 2007, the infantry team leader braved heavy enemy fire to rescue fellow paratroopers. The Hiawatha, Iowa-native is the first living service member to earn the award since Vietnam. The medal will be presented in a ceremony at a date and time still to be determined.

  • Kid rocks: Concert draws thousands

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- A gigantic stage flanked by two widescreen displays all but covered the "Fort Jackson" sign on Hilton Field, transforming the parade grounds into a rock arena for Kid Rock's "Salute the troops" concert Saturday.

  • New number centralizes IT support

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Having trouble getting into your work voicemail' How about getting rid of a virus on your Army-issued laptop or PC'

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