Archive: Sep 2010

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  • Post outreach tours foster community

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- I am glad that I recently had the opportunity to greet a group of visitors who were taking advantage of one of our "Come See Your Army" tours. It gave me an opportunity to step back and appreciate the importance of inviting neighbors and friends to see firsthand what we do at our Basic Combat Training Center of Excellence.

  • 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.

  • Generations of warriors: 1-61st veterans reunite, meet current counterparts

    Sep 16, 2010

    New Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment spend more than two months in Basic Combat Training learning to be warriors. A little more than 40 years ago, however, Soldiers in the battalion were in the thick of combat.

  • FCC program offers child care, career

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When Kasey Tanner gave birth to her second child in 2006 while she and her husband were stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany, she said she realized she needed to earn money to help support their growing family.

  • Injured Soldiers certify as divers, find healing in water

    Sep 16, 2010

    Six months of underwater scuba training culminated in diver certification for five Soldiers from Charlie Company, Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe at a ceremony held here on Ledward Barracks.

  • Volunteer organization fires up the grill for 72nd ESB

    Sep 16, 2010

    MANNHEIM, Germany (Sept. 10, 2010) -- Seven hundred fresh grilled steaks were prepared and served by volunteers from the Steak Team Mission, a nonprofit group based in Dallas, Texas, to over 500 Soldiers and family members of the 7th Signal Brigade and the Mannheim community showing their support to the newly redeployed Soldiers. (Photo by Spc. Ida Tate, HHC, 7th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade)

  • Regional Guard Brigade Soldiers graduate Iraqi Army Engineer School

    Sep 16, 2010

    Thirty-three Regional Guard Brigade Soldiers graduated from the Iraq Army Engineer School at Camp Taji Sept. 15.

  • USACE, commission promote international cooperation through flood mapping workshop

    Sep 16, 2010

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and International Sava River Basin Commission hosted a three-day workshop here Sept. 6, aimed at presenting attendees information collected for the Sava River Hydraulic Model project and garnering feedback from participating countries.

  • Air National Guardsmen safeguard Combined Endeavor network

    Sep 16, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Airman from the 102nd Network Warfare Squadron of the Rhode Island Air National Guard are learning to protect computer operating systems from improper use, hacking and other suspicious activity, as part of the military exercise, Combined Endeavor 2010.

  • Annual Retiree Appreciation Day draws hundreds throughout Europe

    Sep 16, 2010

    With only a few weeks left before the big day, it's pretty safe to say the majority of Richard McKeller's waking thoughts have been completely consumed by the ongoing preparations for this year's Retiree Appreciation Day at the Patrick Henry Village Pavilion in Heidelberg. McKeller, U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg Retirement Services officer, is responsible for helping organize the annual event, which draws hundreds of military retirees from across Europe.

  • Wiesbaden military community runners join in city-wide 25-hour charity run

    Sep 16, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Twenty-five hours after the crack of the starting pistol in the Kurpark on Sept. 11, the last runners sprinted across the finish line in Wiesbaden's annual charity endurance run. After running non-stop through the night, runners had racked up thousands of kilometers for charity.

  • Schofield Barracks hosts AUSA President

    Sep 16, 2010

    Former CSA and CG current AUSA President, Army Gen. retired Gordon R. Sullivan tours Oahu and pays a visit to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Sept. 14.

  • AMC commander tours Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Sep 9, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Army's senior logistician toured here Sept. 16 meeting with military officials, speaking with Soldiers and civilian employees and viewing the transformation on the installation.

  • Schwarzenegger to troops: 'You are the true action heroes'

    Sep 15, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger thanked U.S. troops and their families during a rally here Sept. 15.

  • Senior leaders: communication key to Army safety

    Sep 15, 2010

    Opening the flow of communication between Soldiers, leaders and safety professionals was the overarching theme during the second and final day of the 2010 Army Senior Safety Tactical Symposium.

  • Training & Education Capabilities Based Assessment

    Sep 15, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army's Capstone Concept is driving the development of other major concepts, including a new Army Training Concept, an Army Learning Concept, and a Leader Development Strategy. To support these concepts in the Army's operational (homestation and deployed), institutional and self-development training domains, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) must complete a comprehensive analysis of training and education. The process begins with development of a Training & Education Capabilities Based Assessment (T&E CBA). A major outcome of this effort will help inform resourcing decisions for unit training, focusing on the training and education pillars of leader development.

  • Astronauts Savor View of Hurricane 'Igor the Terrible' and Sister Storm

    Sep 15, 2010

    Hurricane Igor dazzled the crew aboard the International Space Station and even earned a nickname after the astronauts gazed straight through the huge storm's eye to see the ocean waters below.

  • Suicide prevention: We all share responsibility

    Sep 15, 2010

    It's great to see that Fort Leonard Wood has recently welcomed a Suicide Prevention Program manager. Ernest LaMertha, a retired colonel and chaplain, will be a welcome asset in the fight to prevent suicides. But having a manager to help prevent suicides is only one part of the fight. We all share the responsibility to stop these untimely deaths.

  • Veterans honored at Missouri Veterans Memorial Cemetery

    Sep 15, 2010

    Veterans, distinguished public service figures, family and friends and service members gathered at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Monday, to commemorate its opening.

  • President's new video encourages troops to claim 'stop loss' pay

    Sep 15, 2010

    The White House, Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs jointly released a new web video today in which President Obama encourages active-duty troops and veterans to apply for special retroactive stop-loss pay, if entitled.

  • Save money, shop around for auto loans

    Sep 15, 2010

    Before I go to the dealership to buy a car, do I need to know my cost of financing by shopping around for interest rates'

  • Military Police Corps ready to kick off 69th annual Regimental Week

    Sep 15, 2010

    The Military Police Corps will kick off the 69th annual Regimental Week, Saturday, bringing Soldiers and leaders from across the corps and around the world to celebrate and reflect the history of the regiment. The theme of this year's anniversary week is "The Army's Triple Strand of Strength: Military Police Corps Regiment," to recognize the three specialties of the regiment that work together to support the Army's mission: military police, correction specialists and the criminal investigation division.

  • FORSCOM/USARC Forward - Team Photo, Sept. 15, 2010

    Sep 15, 2010

    Team Photo - FORSCOM USARC Torch and Liaison elements at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Future Soldiers raise their right hand

    Sep 15, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - When someone enlists in the Army there are many things they have to go through; from a full physical examination to raising their right hand and reciting the Oath of Enlistment from an Army commissioned officer.

  • DES partners with sheriff's office

    Sep 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Nine Fort Jackson law enforcement officers will be sworn in later this month as reserve deputies for the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

  • Obama reaches out to veterans: 'You earned it'

    Sep 15, 2010

    President Barack Obama wants to make sure veterans and current servicemembers who were involuntarily retained in the military under the so-called "Stop Loss" program get the retroactive pay they deserve.

  • Army Director of Operations, Readiness and Mobilization visits JFHQ-NCR/MDW

    Sep 15, 2010

    The capabilities and mission of the JFHQ-NCR/MDW are briefed to Maj. Gen. Joe Anderson, by the JFHQ-NCR/MDW Commanding Officer Maj. Gen. Karl Horst during Anderson's recent visit to the command on Ft. McNair.

  • Center mourns longtime employee

    Sep 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- About a year ago, I walked into Scales Child Development Center with my newborn son tucked into a sling wrapped tightly around my chest. I was looking for a safe place for him to stay while my husband and I worked; I was looking for assurances that putting him in on-post child care was what was best.

  • Unforgotten: Ceremony commemorates 9/11 victims

    Sep 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Members of the Fort Jackson community gathered in front of Post Headquarters Friday to pay their respects to the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks and to the service members who have since been killed and wounded in the war on terrorism.

  • Army captains, junior NCOs discuss changes to initial entry training

    Sep 15, 2010

  • Army captains, junior NCOs discuss changes to initial entry training

    Sep 15, 2010

    Company commanders, first sergeants, drill sergeants, and platoon sergeants gathered for the Initial Entry Training Leadership Forum September 8 through 10 in Newport News, Va. to address issues and provide an opportunity to share insight into their units.

  • Leadership Comes Alive at OPM-SANG

    Sep 15, 2010

    45 Army Civilians, members of OPM-SANG, graduated from the Civilian Education System - Basic Course. The course emphasized Army leadership concepts, effective communication skill development, self-awareness and intra-personal relationships, high performing team development and mentoring. The course was taught by the Army Management Staff College and is part of their mobile education team effort to reach Army Civilians who cannot attend the courses at Fort Belvoir or Fort Leavenworth.

  • In and out: infiltration training

    Sep 15, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Within seconds of the two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters touching down, the quick reaction force teams jumped out and hit the dirt, forming a 360 degree perimeter.

  • Infantry leaders sharpen training tactics to meet battlefield demands

    Sep 15, 2010

    COLUMBUS, Ga. - Integrated, interactive training is transforming the force for the modern battlefield. In his Infantry Branch update Tuesday at the Infantry Warfighting Conference, BG Bryan Owens, chief of Infantry and commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School, cited ways the school is applying the Army Learning Concept to develop Soldiers and leaders with the tools "they need to survive, be successful and win on the battlefield."

  • New York Army Guard Soldiers Commemorate 9/11 and Give a Gift of Life

    Sep 15, 2010

    BUFFALO, NY -New York Army National Guard Soldiers based at Buffalo's Masten Avenue Armory marked the anniversary of the Sept., 11 2001 my marching and giving blood. Over 300 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry; Company D, 427th Brigade Support Battalion; and the 105th Military Police Company and members of the Grand Island Volunteer Fire Department and Buffalo Police Department took part in the parade.

  • General discusses road ahead in Afghanistan

    Sep 15, 2010

    As U.S. casualties mount in Afghanistan, the coalition will grow to more than 140,000 troops by the end of the year to help tackle an array of complex issues facing the war-torn country, a top Army official with ISAF's joint command said Tuesday at the Infantry Warfighting Conference.

  • Army Corps-built F-22 facility opens at Hill AFB

    Sep 15, 2010

    A $39.2 million F-22 maintenance facility built by the Sacramento District opened at Hill Air Force Base Sept. 9.

  • TRADOC Analysis Center Teams Earn Prestigious Operations Analysis Awards

    Sep 15, 2010

    The Army recently announced the winners of its Dr. Wilbur B. Payne Memorial Award for Excellence in Analysis in 2010. The annual award, selected on the basis of juried competition, recognizes the highest quality Department of the Army Operations Research/Systems Analysis (ORSA) performed during the past year. The award is presented in two categories - one to a small group and one to a large group.

  • 9/11 Commemorations inside and outside the Watervliet fence line

    Sep 15, 2010

    To most Americans, the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, brought flashbacks, prayers, and wreath-laying during this week of commemorations that spread from Bangor, Maine to the Watervliet Arsenal to Seattle, Wash. For the first time since those attacks nine years ago, the arsenal workforce assembled underneath the garrison's flagpole to not only recall the events of that day -a day that is strongly sewn into our nation's fabric - but also to renew our faith in tradition and history.

  • Army Sustainment Command's top NCO reaches out to American Legion

    Sep 15, 2010

    Army Sustainment Command's top NCO, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake visits American legion Post 532, Donahue, Iowa.

  • Medal of Honor webcast with Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta

    Sep 15, 2010

    Tune in to a live webcast feed of a Medal of Honor briefing with Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta at 12:30 EST.

  • Farmers helping train troops for Afghanistan

    Sep 15, 2010

    Soldiers who will deploy to Afghanistan this fall with the Indiana Agribusiness Development Team are using the expertise of farmers from across the state to prepare for their mission.

  • Save A Life tour offers sobering experience

    Sep 15, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. -- The Save A Life tour set up shop at The Commons at Fort McPherson, providing Soldiers and Civilian employees with a sobering look at the dangers of drinking and driving.

  • FORSCOM colonels save lives

    Sep 15, 2010

    The quick work of two U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) colonels brought control to an accident scene on Interstate 85 (I-85) Sept. 2. Col. David Abramowitz, FORSCOM inspector general, had just taken the I-85 exit for Peachtree City when he swerved far right to avoid a five-car pileup. Another car that was hit in the pileup veered far right into a culvert.

  • 'Shoulder to Shoulder - I will Never Quit on Life'

    Sep 15, 2010

    Taking care of our own is part of our military culture and ethos, and has never been more applicable than it is today - not only on fields of combat, but also in the peace of an office environment. After all, even in the quietest settings, looking out for each other can mean the difference between life and death. "Shoulder to Shoulder - I will Never Quit on Life" is the theme for this month's Suicide Prevention Month campaign. The theme promotes the dual responsibilities of suicide prevention - our pledge to be there for each other and our obligation to do everything we can to help ourselves.

  • Combined Endeavor 2010 - creating diplomacy through technology

    Sep 15, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Collaboration between European nations and government organizations enhances diplomacy according to officials participating in Combined Endeavor 2010, U.S. European Command's largest military communications exercise, hosted in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Howe Brothers bring Discovery Channel to Natick

    Sep 15, 2010

    A pair of identical twin brothers from Maine, accustomed to challenging themselves and their exotic equipment and then airing the results on television, found much to their liking in a Sept. 13 visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center. Geoff and Mike Howe, stars of "Howe and Howe Tech" on the Discovery Channel, came to Natick with a crew to film an episode featuring the Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) expected to air in November.

  • Howe Brothers visit Natick

    Sep 15, 2010

    A pair of identical twin brothers from Maine, accustomed to challenging themselves and their exotic equipment and then airing the results on television, found much to their liking in a Sept. 13 visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Howe brothers bring Discovery Channel to Natick

    Sep 15, 2010

    A pair of identical twin brothers from Maine, accustomed to challenging themselves and their exotic equipment and then airing the results on television, found much to their liking in a Sept. 13 visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • National Guard unit essential for JMTC success

    Sep 15, 2010

    Each year, the Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC) trains thousands of U.S. and multinational forces and leaders to allow them to dominate in full-spectrum operations in any environment. To assume such a mission, the JMTC enlists support teams to ensure all training is done to standard and as safely as possible. But if things go wrong, one team stands by to react. The 121st Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Washington, D.C., Army National Guard, is ready to fly at a moment's notice if the need for a medical evacuation arises.

  • Trainer sees positive trends in Afghan Army

    Sep 15, 2010

    The quantity and quality of officers, noncommissioned officers and recruits in the Afghan army is rising, the deputy commander of the NATO training mission in Afghanistan said this week.

  • Task Force Panther welcomed to Nangarhar

    Sep 15, 2010

    Task Force Bastogne in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province welcomed 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther to their area of operations Sept. 14.

  • Army Reserve postures for 'uncertain' future

    Sep 15, 2010

    With tough budget decisions on the horizon and the changing military missions in the Middle East, an uncertain future awaits the Army Reserve, the organization's commander said today.

  • Senior Army leaders stress engagement in Army safety

    Sep 14, 2010

    Dedication to the safety and well-being of Soldiers, Families and Civilians was the topic of the day as several of the Army's top senior leaders kicked off the 2010 Army Senior Safety Tactical Symposium here Sept. 14.

  • Six new employees join command

    Sep 14, 2010

    Six new employees joined the command Sept. 13.

  • 649th MPs aid counterdrug efforts

    Sep 14, 2010

    For three weeks this summer, members of the California National Guard's 649th Military Police Company joined forces with a joint task force of agencies to combat the effects of illegal marijuana growth in California's public forests.

  • An Army first: Army astronaut to command Space Station

    Sep 14, 2010

    During an in-space ceremony at 5 p.m. EST on Sept. 22, Army astronaut Col. Doug Wheelock will become the new commander of the International Space Station.

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month 2010

    Sep 14, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18. In honor of the tremendous contributions Hispanics make to our force, the Army joins our nation in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. Throughout the Army's history, hispanic Soldiers have served our nation proudly. The national theme is: <i>"Heritage, Diversity, Integrity and Honor, the Renewed Hope for America." "Herencia, Diversidad, Integridad y Honor: La renovada esperanza de America." </i> The Army theme is: <i> "Honoring Hispanic Soldiers Throughout Our History" </i>

  • The military and FBI sign agreement for crisis operations

    Sep 14, 2010

    Memorandum of Agreement is signed by national capital region military leaders and the FBI.

  • Commentary: It takes strength to ask for help

    Sep 14, 2010

    The toughest battles may be the ones fought in our minds and it takes courage to reach out for help.

  • Family Life Chaplain Promotes Suicide Prevention Month

    Sep 14, 2010

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) has taken an active approach to preventing suicides by employing a Family life chaplain, a feat no other unit on Fort Knox can claim. Trained to respond effectively to co-workers, colleagues, neighbors and Family members who are suffering and may be at the risk of suicide, the 3d ESC's Family life chaplain is an important component in the Army's promotion of September as Suicide Prevent Month.

  • Army Leader Forum

    Sep 14, 2010

    Army Leader Forum with Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, September 8, 2010. Video and presentation.

  • Congressman and AMC Commanding General Meet at Depot

    Sep 14, 2010

  • Army hosts DOD, Indian delegation to discuss future R&D collaboration

    Sep 14, 2010

    The U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force met with an Indian delegation at Fort Monmouth, N.J. to discuss potential collaboration efforts in emerging information and command and control technologies, Aug 31 - Sept. 3. Government, industry and academia representatives from both countries presented research and discussed projects in the areas of service-oriented architecture, intelligent agents, language translation and artificial intelligence technologies.

  • Army hospital saves time with medical record system upgrade in Afghanistan

    Sep 14, 2010

    Using a major software upgrade to their medical records system, an Army Reserve hospital in Afghanistan leveraged Lean Six Sigma tools to streamline patient documentation, reduce steps for staff and save time.

  • Patriot Day speakers reflect on 9/11

    Sep 14, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's been almost a decade since the deadly attacks on New York City's Twin Towers and the Pentagon, but the ramifications continue to be felt around the world. A,A For students at Wiesbaden Middle School, remembering those killed on Sept. 11, 2001, and in the years since in service to the nation, has become an annual tradition.

  • Ready Army promotes emergency readiness

    Sep 14, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Would you know what to do in an emergency' Does your family have a plan for how to communicate and react in the event of a catastrophe, natural disaster or some other unforeseen occurrence' Members of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security are reminding people during September - National Preparedness Month - that having a basic home emergency kit, making a plan and being informed are vitally important in being ready to deal with any situation that might arise.

  • Air Cav assists traveling memorial wall

    Sep 14, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, helped set up the a nearly life-size traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, Sept. 9.

  • Sept. 8, 2010 - Casey Memorial Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Sep 14, 2010

    "This is wonderful for me to come back for several reasons. One is that it's personal. I have watched this library move from holding 18,000, which is where it was when I first came here as Chief of Staff [of 1st Cavalry Division]. "

  • 1st Air Cav, kids celebrate freedom

    Sep 14, 2010

    KILLEEN, Texas - Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, took part in a patriotic adopt-a-school event with the children and faculty of Trimmier Elementary School, Sept. 10.

  • Best of 289th MPs represent in Warfighter Competition

    Sep 14, 2010

    Cpl. Christopher Vazquez inspects Spc. Gregory Bartholomew's packing items before they leave for a competition. Vazquez, Bartholomew and Spc. Deante Tarp were chosen to represent the 289th MP Company, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) in the 69th annual Military Police Warfighter Competition held at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in September.

  • Boy Scouts from Troop 40, Fayetteville, N.C. landscape the new memorial walk for the 3rd Special For

    Sep 14, 2010

    These photos were taken on Sat. Sept. 11, 2010. Ten members of Boy Scout Troop 40 volunteered to come out and landscape the new 3rd Special Forces Group Memorial Walk prior to the opening ceremony on Dec. 2. Jacob Netzel, Eagle Scout, 17 years-old raised the funds and purchased the materials for the memorial as part of his Eagle Scout Badge.

  • Schinnen Soldiers run in remembrance of 9/11

    Sep 14, 2010

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Sgt. 1st Class Matt Eggers was working the MP desk at Fort Richardson, Alaska when the phone calls started coming in, frantically reporting the Twin Towers attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Chief of Korean Army training and TRADOC leaders focus on partnership, training new Soldiers

    Sep 14, 2010

    FORT MONROE, Va. (Sept. 8, 2010) - Maj. Gen. Seongwoo Park, commander of the Korea Army Training Center and his delegation, met with Lt. Gen. Jack Sterling, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, deputy commanding general for Initial ilitary Training, to share training ideas and bolster the enduring Korean and American Army partnership.

  • RDECOM to receive U.S. Army Superior Unit Award

    Sep 14, 2010

    RDECOM and its subordinate organizations will receive the Army Superior Unit Award during a Sept. 16 ceremony at APG's Fanshaw Field. The Superior Unit Award streamer will be added to each element's colors, and the element's director will receive award lapel pins for every person in the organization.

  • Flag casing marks transition for BRAC'd command

    Sep 14, 2010

    CECOM's flag casing ceremony marked the official move of the command from Fort Monmouth to its new headquarters location at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Md., in accordance with 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law.

  • Warriors prove no obstacle too great

    Sep 14, 2010

    Six Soldiers and one Marine from Walter Reed Medical Center visited West Point to test their abilities on a challenging set of obstacles Sept. 10. The Indoor Obstacle Course Test is a rite of passage for all West Point cadets as a testament to their physical fortitude. Being able to muster through this intense test of balance, strength and stamina is hard enough, given months of practice and training. But for the wounded warriors, with only hours of preparation, the test was an inspirational example of warrior ethos and human perseverance, said Col. Gregory Daniels, Master of the Sword.

  • Warriors prove no obstacle too great

    Sep 14, 2010

    Six Army Soldiers and one Marine from Walter Reed Medical Center visited West Point to test their abilities on a challenging set of obstacles on Sept. 10. The Indoor Obstacle Course Test is a rite of passage for all West Point cadets as a testament to their physical fortitude. Being able to muster through this intense test of balance, strength and stamina is hard enough, given months of practice and training. But for the wounded warriors, with only hours of preparation, the test was an inspirational example of warrior ethos and human perseverance, said Col. Gregory Daniels, Master of the Sword.

  • The Army response to Hurricane Katrina

    Jun 2, 2011

    By the time Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005, America's military was mobilizing for emergency response.

  • Focusing on "the silent killer"

    Sep 14, 2010

    Military suicides have more than doubled in the Army, exceeding the national average over the past five years, and leaders are redoubling efforts to figure out why.

  • Casey: Army needs to bolster troop, family support

    Sep 14, 2010

    Speaking at the 2010 Defense Forum, Gen. Casey and his wife, Sheila, expressed their concern for servicemembers and families who are struggling with the stress and demands of nearly a decade of war.

  • Single Soldiers, volunteers share Patriot Day with wounded warriors at Landstuhl

    Sep 14, 2010

    Taking care not to bump his busted ankle, Pvt. Michael Waskon pushed his wheelchair up to the barbecue serving line at the USO Warrior Center, hoping for seconds.

  • Holiday Greeting Team comes to Tripler

    Sep 13, 2010

    The Defense Media Activity's Holiday Greeting Team will visit Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii Sept. 20 to film anyone with a military affiliation - active, Reserve, Guard, Family members and civilian employees.

  • New command chaplain looks to help

    Sep 13, 2010

    In one of his eight deployments, he was in the heat of battle in Iraq. With the blink of an eye, a nearby Soldier was injured and reA,A!acting instantly, he ran to the Soldier's aid. He sees the grave pain the Soldier is going through and supports the Soldier staying by his side offering words of comfort as he is swiftly transported to an aid station. He only parts ways when the Soldier is moved to a hospital to be taken care of.

  • Korean War veterans -- not forgotten

    Sep 13, 2010

  • Enterprise Active Directory Migration

    Sep 13, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Enterprise Active Directory (EAD) provides an infrastructure to standardize, consolidate and integrate disparate groups of users/user accounts into a single Army Global Network Enterprise account "forest." This forest will allow all users/user accounts to be visible to all other users across the Army. The forest will be structured to allow visibility and collaboration both within theater-centric domains as well as across all theaters. In today's environment, Soldiers are often unable to share calendars and access their counterparts' email addresses from multiple locations around the globe. EAD migration allows Soldiers to access any email address or collaborate with any other Army user world-wide.

  • DAS Warriors aims for Far East Championship once again

    Sep 13, 2010

    The Daegu American High School Warriors football team practices in the heat of Daegu's summer in preparation for another exciting season. DAS, the smallest school participating in the small school Far East Championship, has only about 200 students and 25 players on their team.

  • US and ROK commemorate 60th Korean War anniversary

    Sep 13, 2010

    The Republic of Korea Army 2nd Operations Command hosted the Nak-dong River battle re-enactment with support from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command at Waegwan Sept. 3. The re-enactment commemorated one of the major battles during the early Korean War for its 60th anniversary.

  • Taking a break

    Sep 13, 2010

    POHAKULOAAca,!E+TRAININGAca,!E+AREA, Hawaii - The Hawaii Gathering of Eagles shows its appreciation for Schofield Barracks' 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, after the Soldiers completed four weeks of training, here, on the Big Island. The Hawaii Gathering of Eagles greeted the three convoys of Soldiers with drinks, peanut butter sandwiches, hot dogs and other treats, along with some rest and recreation activities.

  • Competitors 'TRY' something new at PARC

    Sep 13, 2010

    PILILAAU ARMY RECREATION CENTER, Hawaii - Excitement filled the air, as competitors in the first Pokai TRY gathered near the starting line, here, Aug. 28.

  • Army announces results of DU risk assessment

    Sep 13, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Results of the Army's recent depleted uranium Basic Human Health Risk Assessment for the Pohakuloa Training Area impact area indicate no likely adverse impacts to current and potential future persons working on or living near PTA, due to DU present at PTA.

  • Community town halls scheduled for Oahu

    Sep 13, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - In line with our commitment to serve and support the Soldiers and families of our military communities, the community town hall meetings for our north and south residents on Oahu have been scheduled.

  • Bargains galore!

    Sep 13, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Vendors display their handiwork and wares at the "Super Sign-Up" membership drive held by Hui O' Na Wahine, the North region's all-ranks spouses' club, at the Nehelani, here, Aug. 30.

  • Army geneticists map Xs and Ys to enhance patients' care

    Sep 13, 2010

    The doctor explained the risks and certain words started to stick out. Surgery...cancer... children. It's difficult to imagine what it would feel like to have cancer at a young age with children at home. However, genetic testing can offer patients a chance to avoid that situation and it could make all the difference in the world for their health care.

  • Fruits, veggies are essential to health

    Sep 13, 2010

    September is Fruit and Vegetable month! This is a great time of year to find a wide variety of produce at farmer's markets and grocery stores. Increasing your fruit and vegetable intake doesn't have to be difficult, and it's worth it due to the many disease-preventing virtues.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' Band makes history, entertains overseas

    Sep 13, 2010

    History was made, not once but twice, by the 25th Infantry Division "Tropic Lightning" Band as they traveled to Shanghai, China and then Sakhalin, Russia, to perform for new audiences during an international community relations mission for the U.S. Army, and Pacific Command.

  • Office of the Native Hawaiian Liaison to sponsor hula workshops

    Sep 13, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Hawaii. Ah, just the very sound conjures up images of gentle, tropical breezes, lightly scented with plumeria flowers; endless miles of white, sandy beaches; catching the perfect wave; and learning the hula.

  • Fort Hood Muslims break Ramadan fast with service, breakfast

    Sep 13, 2010

    On Monday, Members of the Fort Hood Muslim community came together for a prayer breakfast to mark the end of the month-long Ramadan fast. About 20 Muslims joined Fort Hood leaders and chaplains for a morning service and breakfast to celebrate the end of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and its associated fasting for Muslims.

  • Fort Hood opens first-of-a-kind outreach center in Harker Heights

    Sep 13, 2010

    HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas -- In a continuing effort to reach out to the Soldiers, family members and retirees off-post, Fort Hood opened the Harker Heights Community Outreach Center here Sept. 9. The center is the first of its kind in the Army.

  • Sept. 10, 2010 - Defense Forum Washington

    Sep 13, 2010

    "One of the things I see across the Army as we try to change and go forward is that people want to go back to the "good old days." Before September 11th, we were a largely garrison-based Army. And we lived to train. We certainly were not the combat seasoned force we are now. And I have to tell folks, "We're never going back there." The New Normal, such as it is, is going to be fundamentally different than what we all knew before September 11th. As I've said, it's changed us."

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