Archive: Jan 2011

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  • JROTC, CAB hold 2010 Punahou Adventure Challenge

    Jan 4, 2011

    Approximately 125 JROTC cadets from schools throughout Hawaii participated in the Punahou Adventure Challenge doing training such as repelling, land navigation and leadership reaction courses. 25th Combat Aviation Brigade provided combat lifesavers in support of the event which exposed cadets to physical challenges in a military setting.

  • Casey visits Warrior Country

    Jan 4, 2011

    CAMP CASEY - Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., made an early Christmas visit to Soldiers and families packed into the Carey Physical Fitness Center on Camp Casey, Dec. 22.

  • Iowa ADT repairs irrigation system in Chowkay

    Jan 4, 2011

    Members of the Iowa National Guard's 734th Agribusiness Development Team repaired a vital irrigation system at the Chowkay District demonstration farm in Afghanistan's Kunar Province Jan. 2.

  • New helicopters help build IA aviation skills

    Jan 4, 2011

    The recent arrival of three Bell T-407 training helicopters at Camp Taji will help train qualified Iraqi Army pilots to operate and maintain the helicopters, as well as rapidly accelerate the fielding and utilization of Iraqi Armed 407 Armed Scout Helicopters which are scheduled to be fielded by the end of 2011.

  • Reserve team keeps force moving forward

    Jan 4, 2011

    Supporting dozens of Army Reserve units and ensuring hundreds of vehicles are ready to roll at a moment's notice is the job of a small group of military technicians here.

  • Army engineers display robots at San Antonio schools

    Jan 4, 2011

    Robotics engineers from U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command give students at San Antonio's Sam Houston High School a first-hand look at how robots empower, unburden and protect the American Warfighter as part of an educational outreach effort during the Army's All-American Bowl week activities.

  • Appleton Recruiter Wins Battalion Station Commander for 1st Quarter

    Jan 4, 2011

    Appleton station commander describes his passion for Army recruiting on the occasion of his selection as station commander of the quarter.

  • AMC recognizes CECOM, Tobyhanna Army Depot for safety achievements

    Jan 4, 2011

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command and Tobyhanna Army Depot were recognized in this year's Army Materiel Command Annual Safety Awards at the division- and installation -levels for their implementation of exemplary safety and occupational health programs executed during fiscal year 2010.

  • Last main body of 1st Infantry Division headquarters returns to Fort Riley

    Jan 4, 2011

    About 150 Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion were reunited with their Families during a ceremony on Jan. 3 at Fort Riley.

  • Joint mission secures foothold in Gor Tepa

    Jan 4, 2011

    Afghan National Security Forces, along with members of the International Security Assistance Force - Afghanistan, began a major security operation recently in the Gor Tepa region of Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan.

  • National Guard General guides rear Division element through deployment

    Jan 4, 2011

    Brig. Gen. David Petersen served as rear deputy commander for the 1st Infantry Division during the headquarters' deployment to Iraq. His service marks one of the few times a traditional guardsman has commanded an active-duty post.

  • Home at Last. Another Reason to Celebrate New Years

    Jan 4, 2011

    The 82nd Airborne Division's first redeployment/ welcome home of the year.

  • Holiday Ball offers respite from daily duties

    Jan 4, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Brig. Gen. Jonathan Maddux, Picatinny's commanding general, hosted the Holiday Ball, Dec. 4, along with Dr. Gerardo Melendez, director of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC).

  • Kabul gets new solar-powered lights

    Jan 4, 2011

    Solar-powered lights went on in the streets of Kabul Dec. 29, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony inaugurating the completion of 28 new street lights.

  • ANA, ISAF conduct key leader engagement in Ghaziabad

    Jan 4, 2011

    Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, and 1st Company, 1st Battalion, 201st Afghan National Army Regiment, tried to get to know their neighbors when they conducted a key leader engagement in the town of Ghaziabad, Afghanistan, Dec. 26.

  • Bliss Soldiers, El Paso enjoy 77th Sun Bowl

    Jan 4, 2011

    El Paso traded its favorite army green uniforms for the distinctive blue and gold of the University of Notre Dame and the green and orange of the University of Miami during the 2010 Hyundai Sun Bowl, Dec. 31.

  • A vision for the future: Installation Management Community

    Jan 4, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Like many others this time of year, I have been reflecting on the past 12 months and looking forward to the new year. In my professional capacity, I am focusing on the future of the Installation Management Community. Specifically, what should the Installation Management Community look like a year from now'

  • Army honors best in food service

    Jan 4, 2011

    The Department of the Army G-4 and the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence at Fort Lee are proud to announce the winners of the annual Philip A. Connelly Awards Program for Excellence in Army food service. From providing nutritional meals to creating morale boosting environments, food service professionals keep the Army rolling along. This program honors those professionals, Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians, who rise above the standard and continually demonstrate excellence in food service.

  • Local farmers receive wheat seed and fertilizer at Spin Boldak District Center

    Jan 4, 2011

    Afghan National Police, Spin Boldak's district governor and International Relief and Development collaborated on the National Seed Distribution Program Dec. 13.

  • New MEDEVAC bird flies in Iraq

    Jan 4, 2011

    A Vermont National Guard helicopter company is using the Army's newest medical evacuation helicopter for the first time in Iraq. C Company of the 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment is the first unit to receive the HH-60M and the only one using it in Iraq. The company is attached to the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division out of Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Afghan, Coalition forces keeping pressure on insurgents in new year

    Jan 4, 2011

    The holiday season did not slow down coalition and Afghan forces in the battle against the Taliban and this momentum will continue into 2011, confirmed German Army Brig. Gen. Josef Blotz, ISAF spokesman, and Dominic Medley, NATO senior civilian representative spokesman, during an operational update today.

  • Suicide Prevention Alliance focuses on troops, veterans

    Jan 4, 2011

    The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention last week announced that troops and veterans, identified as a high-risk group, were added because of their increased suicide rates.

  • Elite Afghan police unit leads way for rest to follow

    Jan 4, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Ahmed Fahim Qayem, commander of the Central Unit, Police Zone 101, is setting an example that few in Afghanistan have seen the likes of. The general truly cares what everything looks like, the perception it conveys, and most importantly, the unit personnel he leads.

  • Soldiers, Airmen compete in three-day truck rodeo

    Jan 4, 2011

    Servicemembers with the Joint Logistics Task Force 7 competed in a three-day Truck Rodeo on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 13 to 16. The JLTF 7, an active duty transportation battalion out of Fort Bragg, N.C., currently serving under 1st Sustainment Brigade, coordinated the rodeo which challenged Soldiers and Airmen to demonstrate their driving and tire-changing skills at various working stations. Service members competed under strict timed events while graders identified who was the quickest, safest and most accurate at each station.

  • Soldiers, Airmen compete in three-day truck rodeo

    Jan 4, 2011

    Servicemembers with the Joint Logistics Task Force 7 competed in a three-day Truck Rodeo on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 13 to 16. The JLTF 7, an active duty transportation battalion out of Fort Bragg, N.C., currently serving under 1st Sustainment Brigade, coordinated the rodeo which challenged Soldiers and Airmen to demonstrate their driving and tire-changing skills at various working stations. Service members competed under strict timed events while graders identified who was the quickest, safest and most accurate at each station.

  • Chief of Staff tours damaged areas, offers support, praise to families

    Sep 29, 2011

    Just four days after the New Year's Eve tornado struck Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited the installation to view the extensive damage, speak with the many families who lost their homes and give hope to the community as it begins its intense phase of reconstruction.

  • Enterprise Email

    Jan 3, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> During 2011, Army email users will migrate to Enterprise Email service. Instead of accessing email through local email servers at each installation, users will reach through the network to access their email services from the Department of Defense "cloud". The Army is the first service to migrate to Enterprise Email as part of a larger DoD effort. The goal is to improve capabilities and security, while simultaneously reducing costs. The HQDA staff will be among the first Army users to migrate to the new email service. Migration refers to the automated process of copying current email and calendar data from each user's local email account to their Enterprise Email account. The process normally occurs overnight at a time coordinated with customers to minimize operational impact.

  • PRT assists villagers with canal reinforcement

    Jan 3, 2011

    A truck full of cement bags and gabions -- rock-filled baskets used for fortification -- were delivered to the Shutol District Center by a local contractor and the Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team civil affairs members, Dec. 20, to assist in the re-creation of an irrigation canal.

  • 2011 Army All-American Bowl tri-signed letter

    Jan 3, 2011

  • U.S. Army All-America Bowl - January 8, 2011

    Jan 3, 2011

    January 8, 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl tri-signed letter from the Army senior leaders.

  • 'Dragon' battalion teaches Iraqi soldiers map reading, land navigation skills

    Jan 3, 2011

    After assuming responsibility, one of the first tasks Company B, 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center, undertook was to conduct combined land navigation training with soldiers of the 6th Iraqi Army Division.

  • 'Lightning' battalion senior enlisted leaders forge partnership with Iraqi Federal Police

    Jan 3, 2011

    The senior Noncommissioned Officers of 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division-Center, began the process of fostering a strong relationship with the NCOs in their partnered unit, the Iraqi 1st Federal Police Division.

  • Soldiers invent 'Bastogne' bumper to help with supply mission

    Jan 3, 2011

    Looking to improve their vehicles' performance, two Soldiers came up with an idea for a new bumper on the Mine-Resistant, Ambushed-Protected All-Terrain Vehicle.

  • Iraqi soldiers complete commando training

    Jan 3, 2011

    Pvt. Salah Kahdumm, a 25-year-old soldier assigned to the 11th Iraqi Army Division, recently finished a nearly three-week-long commando school. He's ready for the challenge it will bring.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT Links

    Jan 3, 2011

  • Iraqi soldiers complete commando training

    Jan 3, 2011

    Pvt. Salah Kahdumm, a 25-year-old soldier assigned to the 11th Iraqi Army Division, recently finished a nearly three-week-long commando school. He's ready for the challenge it will bring.

  • Contracting battalion continues operations in Haiti

    Jan 3, 2011

    When the 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the small Caribbean nation of Haiti in January 2010, the 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, deployed teams within 24 hours to support and sustain the Joint Task Force-Haiti mission, Operation Unified Response. As the Operation Unified Response activities came to a close, there was still work to be done rebuilding Haiti. Enter the 677th Contingency Contracting Team and New Horizon-10.

  • Logisticians push essentials to troops by any, all means

    Jan 3, 2011

    The 382nd Transportation Theater Opening Element, Fort Eustis, Va., augmenting the 3rd Battalion of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade, recently completed a four-month supply and equipment push to ensure troops in the field have what they need to get the job done.

  • Multiple techniques help alleviate chronic pain

    Jan 3, 2011

    When we experience pain, such as a toothache or a headache, relief is usually right around the corner. Imagine what it would be like to experience pain on a daily basis without relief from medications or other therapeutic techniques. This is a reality for many people who suffer from chronic pain.

  • Military to Civilian: TAP makes smooth transition

    Jan 3, 2011

    For many, retirement sounds exciting, but in reality, it may also bring challenges. More than 100 military personnel complete the TAP seminars at USAG Schinnen and nearby Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base every year.

  • Love basketball' Here's how to minimize injuries

    Jan 3, 2011

    Basketball is one of the most common recreational sports in the military. It is an excellent tool for fitness and fun that can break the monotony of a physical training program. Basketball also happens to be a leading cause of sports-related injuries in the military. While lower extremities (ankles, knees, hips) are most commonly injured, there is a variety of upper extremity (shoulders, elbows, hands) and facial injuries (mouth, nose, eyes) that occur while playing basketball.

  • Is it possible to exercise too much'

    Jan 3, 2011

    It is an accepted fact that exercise is essential for a healthy body and mind. However, is it possible to get too much exercise' Yes, when a person pushes the body too hard or too long and does not give it a chance to recover with adequate time, rest and nutrition, it can result in overtraining.

  • HPV can cause cervical cancer, other health issues

    Jan 3, 2011

    Human papillomavirus (pah-pil-loma virus), also called HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection. HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer in women. In the U.S., about 12,000 women per year get cervical cancer and about 4,000 deaths occur each year. During January, National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, understanding this STI can help save lives as well as prevent other non-life-threatening conditions.

  • 'Long Knife' Brigade greets New Year with firepower

    Jan 3, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Soldiers assigned to 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, observed recently fired illumination rounds in the sky over Mosul, Iraq, using the opportunity to prepare for an upcoming artillery gunnery and add a unique twist to the New Year's Eve celebration, Dec. 31. The "Black Dragon" troopers, assigned to the "Long Knife" 4th AAB and are actively training Iraqi Security Forces and providing security for the Ninewa Provincial Reconstruction Team.

  • 410th CSB continues contracting operations in Haiti

    Jan 3, 2011

    When the 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the small Caribbean nation of Haiti in January 2010, the 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, deployed teams within 24 hours to support and sustain the Joint Task Force-Haiti mission, Operation Unified Response. As the Operation Unified Response activities came to a close, there was still work to be done rebuilding Haiti. Enter the 677th Contingency Contracting Team and New Horizon-10. Operation New Horizons is a series of recurring U.S. led humanitarian assistance projects in Central and South America and the Caribbean Islands. This year's projects were in Haiti and picked up where Operation Unified Response left off

  • 3-401st helps keep Buffalos rolling

    Jan 3, 2011

    Searching out improvised explosive devices is the daily mission for members of the 264th Route Clearance Company/Battalion Route Clearance Package 38, based at Forward Operating Base Shank in eastern Afghanistan. Their mission puts them in frequent danger, but their services are essential for the movement of vehicles and supplies.

  • To conserve the 'biting' strength

    Jan 3, 2011

    The melding of veterinary and preventive medicine missions into the U.S. Army Public Health Command will bring many common and connected activities and responsibilities.

  • 410th CSB continues contracting operations in Haiti

    Jan 3, 2011

    When the 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the small Caribbean nation of Haiti in January 2010, the 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, deployed teams within 24 hours to support and sustain the Joint Task Force-Haiti mission, Operation Unified Response. As the Operation Unified Response activities came to a close, there was still work to be done rebuilding Haiti. Enter the 677th Contingency Contracting Team and New Horizon-10.

  • Lab dedicated to former NSRDEC employee

    Jan 3, 2011

    Scientists and engineers from throughout the Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center gathered Dec. 9 in the Grant Conference Center to remember a former colleague and honor the Army's commitment to education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

  • Soldiers, Airmen providing contracting expertise at Randolph Air Force Base

    Jan 3, 2011

    RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Contracting and equipping the workers to cut the grass, furnish offices and do housekeeping, among other jobs on base, is the provenance of the 902nd Contracting Squadron.

  • US military fields new mine roller technology to defeat IEDs

    Jan 3, 2011

    The U.S. military is fielding new mine roller technology expected to provide even more protection from improvised explosive devices. The new roller, called the Self-Protection Adaptive Roller Kit System II, is a part of an integrated family of equipment that allows servicemembers to adapt to changing IED threats.

  • US Army band instructs Iraqi students

    Jan 3, 2011

    Eight students from the Peace Through Art Academy boarded a train in Baghdad and headed to Basra, Iraq, to attend three days of master music classes and performances by the 1st Infantry Division Band in mid-December.

  • Iraqi commandos trained, ready

    Jan 3, 2011

    The Iraqi soldiers began the commando course learning the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship, reflexive fire and how to operate within a team and squad. Once they had a firm grasp of the training, the noncommissioned officers and officers of Company B gave them instruction on how to clear rooms and stairwells and concluded the training with a live-fire exercise in a shoot house at Camp Taji, Iraq, which tied all the training together.

  • Army Reserve leadership visit Kuwait, conduct town hall

    Jan 3, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, Chief of the Army Reserve and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael D. Schultz, Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Reserve, visited Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, to host a town hall meeting with Soldiers Dec. 28.

  • ANP compete in first aid competition in Kandahar

    Jan 3, 2011

  • Attacking IED networks

    Jan 3, 2011

    Because they are so widespread and hamper everything from military operations to shopping trips for locals, defeating IEDs is a top priority for the International Security Assistance Force.

  • ISAF condemns bomb attack in Helmand Province

    Jan 3, 2011

    NATO's International Security Assistance Force condemned today's indiscriminate insurgent improvised-explosive-device attack in Afghanistan's Helmand Province that killed at least 10 Afghan civilians and injured several more, military officials reported.

  • U.S. Division - South Transfer of Authority Remarks by Maj. Gen. Eddy M. Spurgin

    Jan 3, 2011

    Remarks delivered by Maj. Gen. Eddy M. Spurgin, commander of the 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard, upon the transfer of authority from 1st Inf. Div. to the 36th at U.S. Div. - South in Basra, Iraq.

  • 6-52nd Soldiers brighten holiday season in Suwon

    Jan 2, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Smiles lights up across the faces of the children as they try so hard to hide their excitement.

  • Peer to Peer Video Competition

    Jan 2, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The third annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition promotes off-duty safety awareness by challenging Active Duty, Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers to create original videos about topics relating to off-duty safety.

  • Happy New Year JFHQ NCR/MDW!

    Jan 1, 2011

    Happy New Year to all of the Service-members and civilians of the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington!

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