Archive: Jan 2011

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  • Gates recommends Dempsey as next Army chief of staff

    Jan 6, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has recommended to President Barack Obama that he nominate Gen. Martin E. Dempsey to be the next Army chief of staff.

  • Statement on department budget and efficiencies as delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates

    Jan 6, 2011

    Today, I am announcing a number of decisions and measures that mark the next major step in this Department's reform agenda.

  • Guardian Eagles take down War Eagles in intramural football finale

    Jan 6, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A late defensive surge couldn't save the War Eagles of 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment from losing to the Guardian Eagles of 158th Airfield Operations Battalion in the intramural football championship game here Dec. 15.

  • Career expo helps Soldiers make workforce transition

    Jan 6, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers looking to make the transition from military to the civilian workforce can find some help Jan. 12 during the CivilianJobs.com Career Expo at The Landing.

  • Stryker vehicles loaded for NTC

    Jan 6, 2011

    Lt. Philip Anklin, 1-25th SBCT officer in charge of the operation watched over 80 Soldiers and contractors as they performed the tasks of loading and securing 111 Strykers, five HEMTTS (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks) Load Handling Systems and four trailers all bound for the National Testing Center at Fort Irwin, Ca.

  • Wounded warriors, spouse receive full 4-year scholarship to CTU

    Jan 6, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Two wounded warriors and the spouse of a wounded warrior received a great surprise before the holidays - a full four-year scholarship to Colorado Technical University.

  • Deputy commander returns to Alaska 28 years later

    Jan 6, 2011

    Lowe sticks to four principles he believes in: Teach, coach, train and mentor. "Out there, that's what I saw the NCOs doing." He said, after being with the Soldiers as they trained, "I'd go to combat with any of these guys in a heartbeat."

  • McCarley heads new ANAD directorate

    Jan 6, 2011

    With the introduction of the Army's Logistics Modernization Program in October, a new directorate was born at Anniston Army Depot, the Directorate of Material Management.

  • ACS offers up 12 steps to financial wellness in 2011

    Jan 6, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- As the new year begins, Army Community Service officials want to help people become more financially stable by offering a series of steps to help them get on the right track.

  • Republic of Korea delegate benchmarks ADMC's MRC

    Jan 6, 2011

    An officer from the Republic of Korea's army recently visited Anniston Defense Munitions Center. Maj. Park Sang Yoon, from the Korean Ammunition Support Command, traveled to Anniston to get a better understanding of the U.S. Army's missile demilitarization and recycling program. Park was specifically interested in the Missile Recycling Center, which is a one-of-a-kind facility for the U.S. Army.

  • ADMC hosts French Parliament committee

    Jan 6, 2011

    Michel Grall, a deputy of the French National Assembly, along with Capt. Charpenter Etienne, the deputy defense cooperation attachAfA from the French Embassy, visited ADMC to observe missile demilitarization and recycling operations.

  • Holidays are workdays for many at Anniston Army Depot

    Jan 6, 2011

    As the holidays and the end of 2010 approached, shops throughout the depot's Nichols Industrial Complex ramped up production in an attempt to make up for time lost as the installation adapted to the Army's Logistics Modernization Program.

  • Oh, you are being followed by a moon shadow.

    Jan 6, 2011

    A lunar eclipse happens when the shadow of the earth passes directly between the sun and moon. The event is not an uncommon one; the last total eclipse of the moon for us Alaskans took place back in Aug. 2007. The next will be on Dec 10, 2011, in case you missed this one.

  • Free Fort Rucker workshop continues to battle debt

    Jan 6, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- For many, January represents an annual priority reassessment with money management and debt reduction often topping New Year's resolution lists.

  • E-mail hoax offers message to veterans

    Jan 6, 2011

    An old e-mail lurking in the electronic cloud is making rounds again in a renewed attempt at phishing for veterans' personal information.

  • 2010 Year in Review: 140 take on Top of the Rock (30 Sep 10)

    Jan 6, 2011

    The 2010 Top of the Rock Run, staged under bright, sunny skies and warm temperatures at the Quick Track near Newman Fitness Center, attracted more than 140 runners - some serious contenders, some making it a Family morning, and some there just to do what they love - to run, Sept. 25.

  • 2010 Year in Review: Women athletes represent Tominac well (15 July 10)

    Jan 6, 2011

    Spouses, Soldiers and friends cheered wildly for the three Tominac Fitness Center female athletes as they stepped onto the Savannah Civic Center stage at the Southern Isles Bodybuilding Championship competition, June 17.

  • Post honors Martin Luther King Jr. contributions

    Jan 6, 2011

    Americans honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Aca,!a,,cs civil rights contributions to the Nation during the 25th annual holiday anniversary Jan. 17.

  • 2010 Year in Review: TF Lighthorse Family Member participates in 24-hour run (21 Oct 10)

    Jan 6, 2011

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - More than 248, 12-person teams took part in the Ragnar Relay, a 24-hour, 200-mile run in Cumberland, Md., Sept. 24. One team dedicated their relay run in honor of Soldiers of Task Force Lighthorse, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon.

  • Families remain job No. 1 at Fort Rucker ACS

    Jan 6, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Access to Fort Rucker Family services is just a click away. Army Community Service staff members provide Soldiers and Family members here with user-friendly tools at one Web site location.

  • Army lifer provides steady hand during Iraq drawdown

    Jan 6, 2011

    During his 22 years of military service, Rich Miles studied battle tactics - enrolling in advanced courses, soaking up the expertise of Army leaders and legends. But it was as a civilian that he finally deployed to a war zone. Now serving in Iraq as the Liaison Officer for the Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications - Tactical (PEO C3T), Miles is putting his preparation to use. As the on-the-ground representative for the PEO, he is responsible for sustaining and supporting C3T systems in theater, as well as synchronizing the withdrawal of equipment and personnel with the drawdown of forces in Iraq.

  • 2010 Year in Review: 260th QM Soldiers paint the town pink (25 Feb 10)

    Jan 6, 2011

    Busses pulled into a packed parking lot near Wilson Gate at Hunter Army Airfield, packed with the Soldiers and leadership of the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, during the early morning hours, Oct. 27. Police cars and motorcycles were parked at the edge of the parking lot. The grassy field in front of the parking lot was filled from left to right with around 200 Soldiers, stretching and mentally preparing themselves for what was about to take place. They were getting ready to do battle with a vicious enemy, one who has already claimed the lives of thousands of people. The enemy: breast cancer.

  • Aviation Captains Career Course students give back to community

    Jan 6, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Students from the Aviation Captains Career Course Class 11-01 on Fort Rucker teamed up with Crossroads Church in Enterprise to help feed families in need this holiday season.

  • 2010 Year in Review: Hunter joins Tree City USA (5 Aug 10)

    Jan 6, 2011

    Hunter Army Airfield recently became a member of a program called, "Tree City USA" and on July 29 an official sign was unveiled on Wilson Boulevard to show it.

  • AAAA honors UAS unit, NCO

    Jan 6, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Battalion, part of 1st Aviation Brigade and based at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., brought home both of the Army Aviation Association of America's UAS awards this year at the annual AAAA UAS symposium in Arlington, Va., Dec. 14.

  • 2010 Year in Review: FMWR employees sign covenant promising excellence in service (13 May 10)

    Jan 6, 2011

  • 2010 Year in Review: Puppet show informs, entertains children (25 March 10)

    Jan 6, 2011

    New stars on the horizon entertained children at Club Stewart, March 23 and at the Hunter Club, March 24. After about four months of preparation, Sergeant Rocky's Neighborhood Puppet Show and its new stars faced their premiere audiences.

  • Fort Rucker honors fallen veteran, instructor

    Jan 6, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and Family members paid tribute to an instructor, father and friend at the Fort Rucker Main Post Chapel Dec. 20.

  • Bushmaster riders inaugurate rider safety program

    Jan 6, 2011

    Motorcycle enthusiasts Master Sgt. Max Hamlin, Sgt. 1st Class Dan Forseth and Sgt. 1st Class Ken Brockman recently facilitated the Arizona Army National Guard Motorcycle Safety Basic Rider Course at the Papago Military Reservation in Phoenix, Dec. 11.

  • 2010 Year in Review: Marne Division says 'farewell' to three of its leaders (18 Nov 10)

    Jan 6, 2011

    The Marne Division bid adieu to three of its finest Dog Face Soldiers with a Farewell and Retreat Ceremony for Brig. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue, III, deputy commanding general-maneuver; Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal, deputy commanding general-support; and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey L. Andrews, division command sergeant major, Nov. 15.

  • 2010 Year in Review: Marne Air's colors return to Hunter Army Airfield (18 Nov 10)

    Jan 6, 2011

    There was electricity in the air as hundreds of Family Members and friends gathered in Hangar 860 on Hunter Army Airfield the night of Nov. 15 awaiting the return of 200 Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade from their year-long deployment to Afghanistan.

  • 2010 Year in Review: Deployed Soldiers remembered at St Patrick's Day parade (25 March 10)

    Jan 6, 2011

    Many Soldiers were missed at the 186th edition St. Patrick's Day Parade held in Savannah, Ga., March 17, due to the 3rd Infantry Division's fourth deployment to Iraq and combat mission in Afghanistan. However, these Dog Face Soldiers were certainly not forgotten. Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Family Members, leaders and fellow Soldiers showed support to deployed troops by participating in the nation's second largest St. Patrick's Day festivity.

  • 2010 Year in Review: Family Members compete for Combat Spouse's Badge (14 Oct 10)

    Jan 6, 2011

    On a cool, breezy day, they all came together to compete. They waited for this event for a very long time. They were motivated, energized combat spouses and children.

  • 2010 Year in Review: Amputee Infantryman yields not to superior odds (16 Dec 10)

    Jan 6, 2011

    In this particular class of beginner riders is Staff Sgt. Brandon Wooldridge, an infantryman assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, who is familiar with overcoming immense odds. After losing his lower left leg in a firefight in Iraq in late 2004, then-Spc. Wooldridge won his lengthy battle to stay in the Army as an infantryman in 2006.

  • 2010 Year in Review: Quest for safety, health is relentless task for Stewart employee (18 March 10)

    Jan 6, 2011

    Whenever Chris McCormick, occupational safety and health specialist at Fort Stewart, walks into an office, most people know why he is there, and that it is generally for something related to safety.

  • 2010 Year in Review: Rangers get new commander (25 March 10)

    Jan 6, 2011

    The change of command for the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment took place beneath the moss-draped trees of Forsyth Park in Savannah, March 18.

  • 2010 Year in Review: Dogface Soldiers support Iraqi election success (11 March 10)

    Jan 6, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Task Force Marne units in United States Division-North successfully fulfilled their supporting role to the Iraqi Security Forces as Iraqis went to the polls to vote for the next leaders of their country, March 7.

  • 2010 Frontline Year in Review: Vanguard Focus preps 4IBCT for Iraq (4 March 10)

    Jan 6, 2011

    The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division kicked off its first collective training exercise at Fort Stewart, Feb. 22. The operation dubbed Vanguard Focus is preparing nearly 3,500 Soldiers for an upcoming deployment to Iraq.

  • Cavalry Soldiers help train Iraqi Army

    Jan 6, 2011

    Approximately 564 Iraqi Army soldiers assigned to the 3rd Iraqi Army Division, participated in the training as part of Al Tadreeb Al Shamil (Arabic for All Inclusive Training), conducting collective training at the newly-developed training site to help hone their ability to secure their country.

  • 159 CAB Soldier receives Air Medal, Purple Heart

    Jan 6, 2011

    A Soldier with the 563rd Aviation Support Battalion, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, was awarded the Purple Heart and Air Medal during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 4.

  • Army works to create more comfortable body armor for women

    Jan 6, 2011

    Army and Air Force researchers are continuing to work on how better to fit female Soldiers with more comfortable form-fitting body-armor plates.

  • Horse Cavalry Detachment a parade favorite in Pasadena

    Jan 6, 2011

    TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE, Pasadena, Calif. - The 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment performs during the 2011 Rose Bowl Parade. Listed as 25th in the order of march, the detachment played up to the crowd showing why they have been invited eight out of the last nine years to fill a coveted equestrian slot in the parade.

  • Army green in a sea of contracting blue

    Jan 6, 2011

    The 916th Contingency Contracting Battalion's 682nd and 713th Contingency Contracting Teams in their Army greens invaded the Randolph Air Force Base's (San Antonio, Texas) Camp Talon during a joint contingency contracting exercise. The 916th, 682nd and the 713th are located at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, under the Expeditionary Contracting Command's 410th Contracting Support Brigade, also at Fort Sam Houston.

  • War Fighter Connects With Space Defense Soldiers

    Jan 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Every so often, Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Turner receives a phone call or a visit from a good friend. That friend' The 12th Sergeant Major of the Army, now retired, Jack Tilley. Such was the case on a recent Tuesday morning, when Turner slightly delayed an interview to take a phone call from Tilley.

  • Army's Tradition Of Excellence Remains Strong

    Jan 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the Army, one strong leader leads to another. And so it is at the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, where Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell's visionary leadership is making way for Lt. Gen. Richard Formica - "the right person at the right time to lead this challenging organization," said Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the vice chief of staff of the Army.

  • Cureton selected as Fort Belvoir NCO of the Quarter

    Jan 6, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Frederic Cureton knew early in life he was meant to serve the nation as a Soldier. His desire was to be one of the best and recent actions are moving him in the right direction. Cureton is a paralegal noncommissioned officer in the Expeditionary Contracting Command's Office of Counsel, Fort Belvoir, Va., and was recently named the Fort Belvoir Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter.

  • Redstone Welcome Leaves Positive Impression

    Jan 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- First impressions are usually lasting ones. So, when a three-star general speaks highly of the community a new assignment has taken him to, it's well worth being noted.

  • Brig. Gen. David Glenn Clarkson, deputy commanding general (support)

    Jan 6, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Dave Clarkson graduated from Appalachian State University in May 1982 with a BS Degree in Criminal Justice. A Distinguished Military Graduate of Appalachian State University's Reserve Officers Training Corps he was concurrently commissioned as a Regular Army Second Lieutenant. Brig. Gen. Clarkson holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College.

  • President signs improvements to Post-9/11 GI Bill

    Jan 6, 2011

    President Obama signed legislation Jan. 4 that bring the educational benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill closer to more veterans and servicemembers.

  • The U.S. Army All-American Bowl

    Jan 6, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl kicks off at 1 PM Eastern Standard Time, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. The nation's premier high school all star football game serves as national coming-out party for America's future college and NFL stars. Adrian Peterson, Reggie Bush, Mark Sanchez, Vince Young, and Tim Tebow all made their network television playing debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans.

  • Road through valley of the Taliban

    Jan 6, 2011

    Afghan National Army and Australian forces gained control of Tangi Valley in the Deh Rahwod district, Afghanistan, in an operation to establish a foothold in a former Taliban concentrated area, Dec. 28.

  • Afghan military focuses on professionalization

    Jan 6, 2011

    The Afghan National Army has specialized branch schools set up across Afghanistan, designed to give the ANA the necessary skills to move from an infantry-centric force to a self-sufficient, balanced army. In total, 10 branch schools, including combat support services, signal and artillery have been established; two additional schools for armor and military police are scheduled for early 2011.

  • Secretary of Army views Leonard Wood tornado damage

    Sep 29, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with officials and military families at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in an effort to reach out to the local community.

  • JFHQ NCR/MDW prepares 9/11 Pentagon stone for commemorations

    Aug 31, 2011

    The 2,500 pound stone recovered from the Pentagon after 9/11 was cut into three sections as part of the JFHQ NCR/MDW plan to commemorate the actions of the Arlington Fire Department, the FBI Washington Field Office and the Fire Department of the City of New York in support of recovery operations after Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Two Soldiers receive Bronze Star for heroic actions

    Oct 7, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- As bright sunlight shone on the Purple Heart mosaic adorning the Warrior and Family Support Center patio, two Soldiers received medals for their heroism.

  • Warrior Ethos

    Jan 5, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Warrior Ethos states, "I will always place the mission first, I will never accept defeat, I will never quit, and I will never leave a fallen comrade." The Warrior Ethos is a set of principles by which every Soldier lives. In a broader sense, the Warrior Ethos is a way of life that applies to our personal and professional lives as well. It defines who we are and who we aspire to become.

  • MPs Assess Tornado Damages

    Jan 5, 2011

  • Army scientists in town for All-American Bowl give San Antonio students a taste of MREs

    Jan 5, 2011

    Army scientists visiting San Antonio for the Army's All-American Bowl demonstrated the science behind Meals, Ready-to-Eat for students at East Central High School.

  • Lieutenant puts hockey career on ice

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Zach McKelvie still has dreams of playing in the NHL but says he's more than happy serving his country. The 25-year-old first lieutenant, who played four years at Army and was team captain his junior and senior seasons, signed with the Boston Bruins as an undrafted free agent in July 2009 shortly after earning his commission from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. However, a change to the Department of Defense's alternative service option prior to his senior year meant he'd have to serve two years before pursuing pro hockey.

  • Army outreach delivers options, opportunities to area students

    Jan 5, 2011

    U.S. Army educational outreach coordinators took science and technology presentations to nine San Antonio high schools this week in hopes of inspiring students to look to the Army for career options and opportunities.

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Jan 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center and the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program are calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for a chance to win the Third Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • AG schoolhouse launches two new HR-related courses

    Jan 5, 2011

    The Adjutant General School recently launched two new specialized courses for personnel serving in brigade S1 sections, human resources organizations and HR staff elements.

  • 'Lights, camera ... IED simulator:' Safety awareness video filmed at Fort Benning

    Jan 5, 2011

    In an effort to stem accidents and keep troops from making their own simulator devices in roadside bomb training, the Army is producing a short safety awareness video set for release this summer.

  • Bromberg gets third star, becomes FORSCOM deputy commander, chief of staff

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Jan. 4, 2011) - Maj. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg was promoted to lieutenant general during a ceremony at U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters here today, and assumed duties as deputy commanding general and chief of staff for FORSCOM. Bromberg, who served as Special Assistant to the FORSCOM Commanding General pending confirmation of his promotion by the U.S. Senate, will now oversee the training and readiness of more than 750,000 Soldiers in the active Army, National Guard, Army Reserve and about 3,500 Army civilians who work for the Army's largest command, FORSCOM.

  • Former Soldier returns as top cop

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson has a new top cop. His name is David Navarro.

  • Nominations for 2011 Soldier Show due Jan. 18

    Jan 5, 2011

    Nominations for performer and technician positions in the 2011 U.S. Army Soldier Show are being accepted through Jan. 18, 2011.

  • Dental visit sets mom's teeth on edge

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Unlike my husband, when it comes to dental health, I tend to be somewhat lax. My dentists almost always make a remark about whether I floss regularly, though what they observe during exams makes it obvious that I don't. And because I'm almost always between dentists, I don't always keep to the recommended six-month cleaning plans.

  • Iraqi emergency units complete EMT training

    Jan 5, 2011

    Iraqis with the Iraqi Emergency Security Unit completed emergency medical technician training, Dec. 28, after five weeks of coursework with U.S. Army medics.

  • Homebuyers ask for protection: AFAP delegates address off-post housing issues

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- If some Fort Jackson community members get their wishes, more resources will be made available to aid prospective military homebuyers in the decision-making processes.

  • DES hosts Iraqi counterparts

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson leaders invited a delegation of Iraqi police leaders in December to observe and learn how the Directorate of Emergency Services operates.

  • Holiday Generosity Provides For Fort Drum Families

    Jan 5, 2011

    The holiday season always seems to spark an accelerated generosity in us all. It is the season for giving and this inspires us to think of those who may have an unmet need or of those who are exceptionally generous to us. Soldiers and their Family Members are willing to give the ultimate sacrifice year round and because of this, were the recipients of an abundance of generosity at Fort Drum this past December.

  • Holiday Generosity Provides For Fort Drum Families

    Jan 5, 2011

    The holiday season always seems to spark an accelerated generosity in us all. It is the season for giving and this inspires us to think of those who may have an unmet need or of those who are exceptionally generous to us. Soldiers and their Family Members are willing to give the ultimate sacrifice year round and because of this, were the recipients of an abundance of generosity at Fort Drum this past December.

  • 2011 to be 'groundbreaking' for post

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Before I welcome everyone back from the holidays, I would first like to acknowledge the many Victory Block Leave organizers who have made this long and complicated operation flow so effortlessly. There is nothing easy about this operation. It requires an incredible amount of planning, coordination and execution and involves practically everyone on post in some way or another. This was a job well done!

  • Wounded Warriors lend a hand

    Jan 5, 2011

    Wounded Warriors Staff Sgt. Keaton E. Nielsen and Corporal Trampus K. Miller, of Battle Company, Warrior Transition Brigade, are presented Army Achievement Medals.

  • Homecoming: Soldiers return after holidays

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For more than 7,500 Soldiers who train at Fort Jackson, the holiday season came to an end with their return from Victory Block Leave Monday. More than 8,500 Soldiers left the post Dec. 16, but about 1,000 moved on to Advanced Individual Training or other assignments.

  • 'Where Good Soldiers Come From': 1st Sgt. Graber Led North Dakota Soldiers Through WWII

    Jan 5, 2011

    The happy memories flow easily, while the less pleasant ones take some thought for former N.D. Guardsman and World War II veteran John Graber. The staunch 94-year-old with thick wisps of white hair is candid, lacing his stories with laughter while keeping a few secrets to himself. His military career began more than seven years before the attacks on Pearl Harbor when Graber - who was five months shy of his 18th birthday - raised his right hand and promised to defend the nation against enemies foreign and domestic. He served with the 164th Infantry Division, making a buck for each weekly drill as a private and later $1.15 as a corporal.

  • Deployed Soldiers 'see' their children at school using VTC

    Jan 5, 2011

    Using a less-common communication method, Soldiers assigned to the 4th Advise and Assist, "Long Knife," Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, surprised their children via video teleconference between Contingency Operating Site Marez, Iraq and Meadows Elementary School at Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 14.

  • More Army Environment Information

    Jan 5, 2011

    This provide a list of links where other more specific information can be found on Army Environmental Programs.

  • New physical therapy clinic opens for First Team troopers

    Jan 5, 2011

    Supporting physical, mental and spiritual health for Soldiers is a major priority in the minds of commanders today. Providing easy access to these areas and a means for self-maintenance, within our own ranks, shows that these commanders' actions match their words.

  • New Iraqi Army training site opens

    Jan 5, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, began training Iraqi soldiers at al-Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, Iraq, Jan. 3.

  • 11th Annual All-American Bowl comes to San Antionio

    Jan 5, 2011

    The 11th Annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be played Jan. 9, at 1 p.m. (ET). It will be played in San Antonio's Alamodome and broadcast live on NBC.

  • With his mission complete Chaplain Newton leaves the High Desert

    Jan 5, 2011

    Much like Nehemiah, who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem in the fifth century B.C., Chaplain (Col.) Dennis Newton arrived at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin with a similar God-given task and almost three years later, his work is done as he heads to Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • "Griffin" Battalion hosts women's resiliency forum

    Jan 5, 2011

    Being a female Soldier in a combat zone comes with unique challenges. To facilitate dialogue regarding physical health, personal safety, and the emotional, social and spiritual needs common to deployed women, Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division-Center held a forum Dec. 17 to address those concerns.

  • Enhancing emergency communications at Natick

    Jan 5, 2011

    An emergency situation arises at the Natick Soldier Systems Center. Within minutes, NSSC's entire workforce receives notification by computer pop-up, e-mail, text message, or a call to a work, home or cell phone.

  • ASC employee named QC Times Letter Writer of 2010

    Jan 5, 2011

    Dan Holst, Army Sustainment Command Organizational Inspection Program coordinator, was named the Quad-City Times Opinion Letter Writer of 2010 from a group of 1,318 submitters.

  • Are the kids in control' Stop bad behavior now

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Learn how to discipline your children without arguing, yelling or spanking. Fort Benning's Family Life Center and Family Advocacy Program have partnered to offer "1-2-3 Magic," practical parenting solutions for children between the ages of 2 and 12. The parenting program, created by Dr. Thomas Phelan, will be presented by Chaplain (Maj.) Chris Wilson, a military family life chaplain and father of six.

  • From the ground up: Tree planting encourages growth of ecosystem

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The number of longleaf pine trees on Fort Benning will soon top 14.7 million. Tree planters have been working since the beginning of December to plant 1,000 acres - approximately 605,000 seedlings - of the hardy Southern pine.

  • Got questions' We've got answers so join the discussion

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning will host its first Facebook town hall meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Ranger School graduates first Army vet tech

    Jan 5, 2011

    For the first time in the history of the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga., a U.S. Army veterinarian technician earned the elite Ranger Tab. Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Klagenberg, the regimental veterinarian technician for the 75th Ranger Regiment, graduated Nov. 12, from the U.S. Army Ranger Course.

  • Securing an objective to establish new FOB in Tangi Valley, Afghanistan

    Jan 5, 2011

    ANA soldiers maintained consistent communication with units participating in the operation to take and hold control in the Tangi Valley Dec. 28, 2010.

  • Brothers serve in Afghanistan, meet on Christmas Eve

    Jan 5, 2011

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Sgt. Joel Borchardt and U.S. Army Pfc. James Borchardt, brothers, met on Forward Operating base Ghazni Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, after 11 months of serving separately in Afghanistan.

  • Awards ceremony marks start of TF Iron's road home

    Jan 5, 2011

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan- The first Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, will be heading home soon after spending the last 11 months in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Commo troops spread cheer to Afghans

    Jan 5, 2011

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Communication Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division bag toys and clothes alongside Bagram Airfield's Korean Hospital workers Jan. 2 to pass out to local Afghans. The gifts were donated by communications specialists of Co. C, HHB, 101st Abn. Div. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Grant Matthes, Combined Joint Task Force-101 Public Affairs)

  • Southern Soldier reflects on God, family, country

    Jan 5, 2011

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - God. Family. Country. In that order. The only colors are a red and blue American flag draped over a black-inked cross with those three words: God. Family. Country. U.S. Army Pfc. Gregory K. Martin, a fire control direction specialist from Pleasant Grove, Ala., wears this tattoo on his forearm proudly. For him, it's a symbol for the three most important things in his life.

  • TF White Eagle, TF Iron Rakkasan demonstrate coalition warfare success

    Jan 5, 2011

    Soldiers with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted a combined operation with Polish Battle Group A in Bashir Village, Andar district, in eastern Ghazni province, Afghanistan, to cordon and search an insurgent safe haven, Dec. 30.

  • CSA assesses tornado damage at Fort Leonard Wood

    Sep 29, 2011

    SLIDESHOW - Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. assessed the damage at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., from a tornado that struck the post Dec. 31, 2010.

  • Soldier applies lifelong soccer skill to All-Army Soccer Team

    Jan 4, 2011

    Recently, the All-Army Soccer Team won the 2010 Armed Forces Men's Soccer Championship after a series of games played in the panhandle of Florida, Oct. 24th. Army Soldiers from all over the world came together to comprise the team, including Spc. Chris Harvey, a member of 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

  • Dari Graduation

    Jan 4, 2011

  • Soldier graduates at top of Marine sniper course

    Jan 4, 2011

  • Rest and Recuperation (R&R) Leave Program: 1 Millionth Passenger Commemoration

    Jan 4, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> On Jan. 11, 2011, the Army as Executive Agent will recognize the advent of the one millionth participant in the R&R Leave Program. Celebrations are held at the Dallas Fort/Worth (DFW) International Airport, the Atlanta International Airport (ATL), and the Kuwait Gateway. The commemoration highlights the service of military and civilian personnel and their families who have sacrificed tremendously in defense of our country. It also recognizes the many military, civilian and volunteer individuals and organizations that support our servicemembers and the R&R program. Their efforts are indispensible to the success of the program. The commemoration provides an opportunity to focus attention on this good news story and highlight our nation's commitment to our deployed military and civilian personnel.

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