Archive: Jan 2011

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  • Troops kill enemy fighters, find weapons

    Jan 27, 2011

    International Security Assistance Force troops in southern Afghanistan killed or wounded several insurgents over the past 24 hours, military officials reported.

  • Officials plan first 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal briefing

    Jan 27, 2011

    The first in a series of briefings to describe the Defense Department's progress in implementing repeal of the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law is coming soon, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today.

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    Jan 27, 2011

  • Lightning Soldiers continue mission following attack

    Jan 27, 2011

  • Battalion reaffirms friendship with ROK Special Forces

    Jan 27, 2011

    GWANGJU, South Korea - Sunshine accompanied by a rare rise of temperature above the freezing point marked the meeting between Republic of Korea Special Warfare Training Group Commander Brig. Gen. Kim Nae-san and 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Commander Lt. Col.. William E. Darne here Jan. 21.

  • Kimono tradition wraps Soldiers in Japanese culture

    Jan 26, 2011

    U.S. military members preparing for Yama Sakura 59 had the opportunity to dress in traditional Japanese kimonos as part of a cultural exchange Jan. 25 in Kumamoto, Japan.

  • Yama Sakura participants visit Japanese kindergarten

    Jan 26, 2011

    Soldiers participating in exercise Yama Sakura 59 visited a daycare facility Jan. 25 for children of members of the Japan Self Defense Force. Cultural exchanges such as this one contribute to USARPAC's integrating Pacific forces because of the cultural understanding they foster between U.S. and Japan forces.

  • Musicians keep bluegrass alive in Hawaii

    Jan 26, 2011

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii - The lone, mournful sound of a fiddle wafts outside a white church located less than a mile from Wahiawa Botanical Garden on California Avenue. Behind the rectory's window panes and sliding doors is anywhere from a dozen to 16 casually dressed musicians. They sit in a meandering, uneven circle. Here and there, half-empty styrofoam cups and plastic water bottles sit next to or under brown chairs, in arm's reach of a thirsty musician.

  • Tech it out

    Jan 26, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Christina Abelando (right, background), teen and reference librarian at the Sgt. Yano Library, here, explains how to use Animoto at a workshop, Jan. 19. Animoto is a free online service that lets people make professional-looking videos with images, video clips and music. Teens can enter the library's Teen Tech Week contest by creating an Animoto video about their favorite book or character. Entries are due March 4. Voting will be done on the library's Facebook page. Call 808-655-8001 or 808-833-4851 to sign up for class. To learn more about Animoto, visit www.mwrarmyhawaii.com.

  • Tax Center opens service at Schofield Barracks

    Jan 26, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - People say only two things are certain in life: death and taxes. For the latter, the Schofield Barracks Tax Center has just the right remedy.

  • Fitness Facts: New Years goals need to be realistic to get, keep fit

    Jan 26, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The key to success for any New Year's resolution is to set realistic goals.

  • Hawaii's Simpson Wisser neighborhood earns gold, silver status

    Jan 26, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - All homes in the Simpson Wisser neighborhood at Fort Shafter have earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certification.

  • OPTEMPO and Full-Spectrum Operations Training

    Jan 26, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> OPTEMPO is an Army program and provides the critical resources required for MTOE units to conduct and support full spectrum operations (FSO) training, maintain unit equipment, and sustain routine, day-to-day operations. It is the MTOE unit commander's primary means of resourcing unit training and readiness. For an Army BCT, it includes the fuel, repair parts, supplies, and transportation costs the BCT incurs while conducting FSO training.

  • Corps-built F-22 facility recognized by concrete association

    Jan 26, 2011

    The Utah resident office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has been recognized as the best Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Military Airport Project for 2010.

  • Vanguard Soldiers help keep air base safe

    Jan 26, 2011

    AL ASAD, Iraq-"Remember to stay alert. Stay vigilant," said 1st Lt. Matthew McCarthy, after a brief explanation of the day's mission. "It's starting to pick up around here."

  • Sergeant Airborne: Unsung hero of the sky

    Jan 26, 2011

    "Jumpers ... Hit it! Check canopy!" Although the written word cannot convey the inflection, pitch or volume of the commands shouted by Sergeants Airborne, these exercises are all too familiar at Fort Benning's Basic Airborne Course in Georgia. Sergeants Airborne, also known as Black Hats, drill these procedures into BAC students until the future paratroopers' reactions are second nature.

  • Savannah native takes command of DSTB

    Jan 26, 2011

    In 2009, Lt. Col. Nora Marcos, commander of Division Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, led approximately 1,200 Soldiers, who serve as the division's staff and battalion support element, to Contingency Operating Base Speicher, in northern Iraq, to complete a deployment, which lasted more than a year for many of the Soldiers under her command. The morning of Jan. 20, Lt. Col. Marcos relinquished command of her unit in a ceremony at Cottrell Field, thanking the Soldiers who sacrificed so much during the unit's deployment.

  • Seeking the belt brings on PT challenges for 1/30 Inf Soldiers

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT STEWART, Ga. , -When a unit returns from an overseas combat tour, the riddle of motivating Soldiers to excel at Physical Training after redeployment is always on the table.

  • 110th Trans Co defeats 4/3 Avn. in comeback

    Jan 26, 2011

    Down 13-5 halfway through the first half, the men from the 110th Transportation Company (2-0) came together to overtake the team from 4/3 Aviation (1-1) and earn themselves a hard-fought 31-28 win in Hunter Army Airfield Intramural Basketball action, Jan. 20.

  • Flying into orbit in small package

    Jan 26, 2011

    For 35 days, the comings and goings of employees in the Von Braun Complex parking lot were the focus of a group of young engineers involved in an experiment with the first Army-built satellite launched in more than 50 years.

  • Wildcat team completes mission for first IRR muster in 2011

    Jan 26, 2011

    As the room quickly filled with more than 110 Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers, a small army of non-commissioned officers went into action taking care of Soldiers. After weeks of preparation, the 81st Regional Support Command's Soldiers Readiness Processing team conducted the first muster for 2011 here. Their mission was to support the Army's Human Resources Command to update the readiness of IRR Soldiers.

  • Air Force picks Corps' Sacramento District for fire crash rescue stations

    Jan 26, 2011

    The U.S. Air Force has selected the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District as the center of standardization for the construction of fire stations on its air bases worldwide.

  • Army announces environmental award winners

    Jan 26, 2011

    Five installations, one organization, two teams, and one individual will receive Secretary of the Army awards for their environmental and sustainability program achievements during fiscal 2010. These achievements demonstrate exemplary efforts in implementing innovative technologies, endangered species protection, historic preservation, environmental restoration and sustainability.

  • 'Desert Storm' anniversary begins in Kuwait

    Jan 26, 2011

    A re-enactment of the liberation of Qaruh Island in Kuwait, Jan. 24, kicked off a month of festivities marking 50 years of Kuwait's independence and 20 years of Kuwait's liberation from Saddam Hussein's Iraqi forces.

  • CAAA Engineers Innovate for Burster Tube Production

    Jan 26, 2011

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity employees recently rose to the task of improving a process to produce burster tubes ensuring the products would be made in the U.S. and to a high quality standard.

  • RDECOM commander: Finding source of IED materials is key

    Jun 2, 2011

    Locating and disabling the source of components in Improvised Explosive Devices is vital to defeating the insurgents who use them.

  • Carpool lane to open at Fort Meade

    Jan 26, 2011

    Beginning Monday, Jan. 31, inbound traffic at the Llewellyn Avenue and HWY 175 gate will be restricted to multi-occupancy vehicles only.

  • May issue

    Jan 26, 2011

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    Jan 26, 2011

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    Jan 26, 2011

  • Women of Westpoint

    Jan 26, 2011

  • All-Star Flag Football challenges north, south community teams

    Jan 26, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - As family members and friends filled the stands, Jan. 5, at the football field, here, players' adrenaline and morale were high.

  • Ground broken on Airborne Battle Memorial

    Jan 26, 2011

    A new monument dedicated to U.S. combat paratrooper and glider units is sprouting up on Eubanks Field, Fort Benning, Ga. Ground was broken earlier this month on the Airborne Battle Memorial, which will sit just 100 feet from the Airborne Walk at the Army Airborne School.

  • Army astronauts take flight

    Jan 26, 2011

    WHEELOCK, the first active-duty Soldier to command the International Space Station, never dreamed he could ever be an astronaut. It just seemed too far out of reach when, at the age of 9, he watched Neil Armstrong take those first fateful steps on the moon.

  • Ranger dietician

    Jan 26, 2011

    ONE glance at Capt. Nicholas Barringer's uniform and it is immediately apparent that he is not an average Army dietitian.

  • Tattoos of Remembrance

    Jan 26, 2011

    HUMANS have marked their bodies with tattoos for more than 5,000 years, from the famous Iceman who was carbon-dated at around 5,200 years old, to royal Egyptian women, and Soldiers fighting in the trenches of Fallujah, Baghdad and Kabul.

  • Wired for sound

    Jan 26, 2011

    WHEN the commander in chief speaks, people listen. Soldiers and civilians alike pay close attention to the message, but rarely wonder how that message is getting to them. Most think it's the media: They record and broadcast presidential speeches, write articles about events and disseminate the information quickly, but that's only half the story. There are actually many hours of preparation for events before the media arrives: The podium must be put in place, the microphones set up and the sound and video equipment tested, among other things, and the White House Communications Agency prepares all of it expertly.

  • Chargers remember fallen trooper

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Staff Sgt. Justin Tate, a Soldier from 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, was mourned at a ceremony at the Memorial Chapel, here, Jan. 21.

  • 1st Air Cav trains for high altitude rescue hoist operations

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-The 1st Air Cav. Bde., 1st Cav. Div., takes to the skies near Fort Carson, Colo., during rescue hoist operations training, Jan. 19. The training was held in conjunction with the brigade's ongoing participation in high altitude, mountain environmental training; meant to help the brigade prepare for its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Salute to servicemembers, Comedian Stephen Colbert inspires troops at home and abroad

    Jan 26, 2011

    Stephen Colbert had a problem. The star of "The Colbert Report" had just clicked on an urgent e-mail from Newsweek magazine, discovering they had changed the cover he had posed for-something they promised they wouldn't do. He was at the end of a marathon day, arriving in Iraq, shooting bits for his show, and meeting with hundreds of troops. Now it was midnight and Newsweek had sent him six urgent e-mails. The magazine was due to the publisher shortly.

  • Greywolf leaders prepare as New Dawn approaches

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Leaders throughout 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division attended a Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace seminar last week to prepare them for their deployment to Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn.

  • West Point Combat Weapons Team trains with FBI Hostage Rescue Team

    Jan 26, 2011

    The West Point Combat Weapons Team recently visited the FBI Hostage Rescue Team's headquarters in Quantico, Va., to train on close quarters battle techniques.

  • 500 days and counting for the West Point Class of 2012

    Jan 26, 2011

    West Point has many traditions. Some date back to the 19th century, some are more recent, some traditions yet to come and others expanded upon. The 500th Night is the countdown to graduation celebrated by junior cadets and a tradition which began with the Class of 1965.

  • Ministry teams train up to reach a broader audience

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - Chaplains have great listening techniques and vocal skills that allow them to speak to large groups and individuals. However, being interviewed by media and speaking to local leaders in another country may require a different set of skills in today's real-world operations.

  • February 2011 Vol 66 Issue 2

    Jan 26, 2011

    February highlights stories from around the Army.

  • Keller NCO first inductee into West Point Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    Jan 26, 2011

    Noncommissioned officers of the Black Knights Sgt. Audie Murphy Club welcomed a new member as Staff Sgt. Gopal Singh became the first West Point inductee during a ceremony held at the Haig Room Jan. 19. Singh, the hospital education NCOIC at Keller Army Community Hospital, is the ninth member of this elite club which recognizes NCOs who demonstrate superior leadership qualities and abilities characterized by the club's namesake.

  • 1st Air Cav set to reach new heights

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Flying at high altitudes and dealing with rugged terrain conditions can be a challenging endeavor for any pilot or crew chief, especially in a combat theatre like Afghanistan.

  • Chaplain shines as Task Force Currahee's beacon of faith

    Jan 26, 2011

    His daily ritual consists of stopping by and checking in: "Hello, How is everybody'" "Hope all is well!" "God Bless you," he says, his words reflecting kindness, appreciation and his Southern accent.

  • In Baghdad, Secretary of Army ensures Soldiers, families come first

    Jan 26, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh told Soldiers at Camp Victory, Iraq, Jan. 26, that the Army's top priority is taking care of them and their families.

  • Caution: Entering construction zone

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - An overview of the Marne Road Bridge expansion, Lindsay Creek Interchange and Dixie Road widening construction projects.

  • Historic 'House' escapes demolition, rededication Friday

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will rededicate the USAMU Round House, commonly called the "Patton Round House" in association with Gen. George Patton's time at Fort Benning, at a ceremony Friday.

  • 198th Infantry Brigade welcomes new battalion

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Maj. David Schultz, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 330th Infantry Regiment, assumed the duties and responsibilities of the 3rd Battalion, 330th Infantry Regiment, from Lt. Col. Mark Price during a 198th Infantry Brigade transition of authority ceremony Jan. 18 at the Sand Hill Recreation Center.

  • First female chaplain assistant joins Black Dagger team

    Jan 26, 2011

    The Black Daggers conduct choreographed jumps out of helicopters, airplanes, into stadiums, fairs and events across the country from heights of up to 13,000 feet, but this is the first time in their history a female chaplain assistant has joined their team.

  • Former Army bobsledder wins back-to-back Team of Year awards

    Jan 26, 2011

    Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsledder Steven Holcomb's team was named Team of the Year for the second consecutive year by the United States Olympic Committee.

  • End in sight for new barracks

    Jan 26, 2011

    It has been a long journey since the groundbreaking ceremony

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    Jan 26, 2011

  • Army Family Covenant: Keeping the promise

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Maj. Gen. Robert Brown renewed the installation's commitment Friday to the Army Family Covenant.

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    Jan 26, 2011

  • Fort Benning icon comes back to life

    Jan 26, 2011

    A relic of an historic era on post is set to be revived after persistent determination by a proud unit and generous contributions from those who understand the nostalgia of the old building. The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will rededicate the USAMU Round House, commonly called the "Patton Round House" in association with Gen. George Patton's time at Ft. Benning, at a ceremony Friday.

  • Whistleblower makes the call

    Jan 26, 2011

    Tim Haddix is a whistleblower and doesn't care who knows it. That's because he saves his whistle blowing for the basketball court. When Haddix is not at work, the information technology specialist for Army Contracting Command's Information Management Directorate, is running up and down the basketball court officiating National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I basketball games across the country. He has eight years of experience at the college level.

  • Personifying leadership competencies in day-to-day operations: A Texas Soldier shines brighter than

    Jan 26, 2011

    BAGHDAD - The bright beams of Iraqi sun cast shadows onto an alley just outside the 11-story Iraqi Ministry of Interior headquarters in central Baghdad. The shadows briefly provide shade for a group of Soldiers, weighed down by at least 60 pounds of Army-issued individual protective gear, as they move about in 110-degree-plus heat. The Soldiers form a Personal Security Detachment team working primarily with Master Sgt. Lourdes James, an advisor to Iraqi Police directorates. James travels frequently to the MoI Information Fusion Cell to meet with her Iraqi counterpart.

  • Incoming deputy commanding general of U.S. Forces-Iraq visits aviation brigade on Camp Taji

    Jan 26, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, the incoming deputy commanding general of U.S. Forces-Iraq, visited Soldiers serving with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division on Camp Taji, Iraq, Jan. 26.

  • NCO Spotlight - Staff Sgt. Brian s. Baugh

    Jan 26, 2011

    As one of the newest members of the contingency contracting noncommissioned officer corps, Staff Sgt. Brian S. Baugh is making a huge impact during his first contracting assignment as part of the 408th Contracting Support Brigade, Army Contracting Command-Kuwait.

  • Chaplains prepare deployed aviation brigade for return to Fort Riley

    Jan 26, 2011

    Army chaplains with a Fort Riley, Kan., aviation brigade are busy preparing their unit for its return from a year-long tour in Iraq this spring.

  • Iraqi Army officers build digital exercises, operations

    Jan 26, 2011

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi Army officers are studying how to create interactive, digital worlds within software that United States Forces-Iraq instructors and advisors refer to as "the game."

  • Military calculation experts move base, mission forward

    Jan 26, 2011

    BAGHDAD - At a remote site in the Mesopotamian shrub desert an unassuming group of specially trained personnel plans, and moves, military forces and equipment in support of both Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Iraqi Army Commandos hone skills

    Jan 26, 2011

    BAGHDAD - As the Iraqi Army continues to train while fighting an insurgency, battle tested Soldiers are relocated away from the fight in order to perfect their skills and ensure success in battle.

  • Obama cites military successes in State of Union address

    Jan 26, 2011

    In a State of the Union address here marked by a call for renewed American innovation and cooperation, President Barack Obama pointed to the nation's military as an example to follow

  • U.S. Army Africa Warrant Officer receives Samuel Sharpe Award

    Jan 26, 2011

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Marilynn Bradley, senior maintenance technician for U.S. Army Africa G-4 (Logistics), received the Samuel Sharpe Award from the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps Association at a ceremony in Longare, Italy, Jan. 21. Bradley was nominated for her exemplary work as chief of material readiness and for her work on U.S. Army Africa mortuary affairs policy. She will leave U.S. Army Africa in near future for an assignment at Fort Eustis, Va.

  • Iraqi IED technicians expand knowledge in EOD procedures

    Jan 26, 2011

    In mid 2010, the Baghdad Hawk Counter Explosive Team uncovered an indirect fire launch site in Karada, a city neighborhood known for its ethnic diversity and consumerism, and where extremists had already launched two rockets targeting the International Zone.

  • Iraq Infantry School conducts mortar live-fire at BCTC

    Jan 26, 2011

    BAGHDAD - Iraq Infantry School instructors led a two-day Basic 81mm Mortar Course live-fire exercise at the Besmaya Combat Training Center as part of the culminating exercise to a 21-day course in late November 2010.

  • Institute graduates model citizens, future of IP

    Jan 26, 2011

    The institute is a unique vocational school commissioned by Iraq's Ministry of Interior. Unlike standard high schools in Iraq where students can achieve a degree in three years, teens typically between 14 and 19 from throughout Iraq apply for the Police Commissioner Institute's accelerated two-year program, said Police Commissioner Institute Manager Maj. Gen. Abdul Khaliq Abdul-Hadi.

  • Cadre prepare to assume M1A1 program instruction

    Jan 26, 2011

    Iraqi Army M1A1 Tank Familiarization Course cadre are preparing to instruct and operate their own M1A1 program at the Besmaya Combat Training Center with assistance from United States Forces-Iraq.

  • Cadre prepare to assume M1A1 program instruction

    Jan 26, 2011

    Iraqi Army M1A1 Tank Familiarization Course cadre are preparing to instruct and operate their own M1A1 program at the Besmaya Combat Training Center with assistance from United States Forces-Iraq.

  • School enhances Iraqi Armor officers communications capabilities

    Jan 26, 2011

    A wing within the Iraqi Armor School at Camp Taji is not training its officers how to shoot or move. Its focus instead is on teaching them how to communicate.

  • Iraqi Army Signal School provides tactical capability

    Jan 26, 2011

    As the Iraqi Army works to lessen its reliance on commercial radios and increase usage of tactical systems, the Iraqi Army Signal School at Camp Taji trains Soldiers to man those tactical radios in its 90-day Basic Communications Course.

  • Iraqi Army Chemical Defense Regiment proves capable

    Jan 26, 2011

  • Hurricane Sandy update for NSSC

    Oct 28, 2012

    Natick Soldier Systems Center will be open Monday, Oct. 29, but liberal leave is authorized and encouraged. The command will continue to monitor changes in weather affected by Hurricane Sandy, the impact of which is expected to be felt Monday afternoon.

  • Submissions to Soldiers

    Dec 27, 2011

  • 94th AAMDC safety ride combats motorcycle accidents

    Jan 25, 2011

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's motorcycle mentorship program took proactive measures to reduce the danger during a group safety ride from Fort Shafter to the Nuuanu Pali lookout, Jan. 21, with intentions of promoting safety, familiarizing with road conditions and building camaraderie.

  • USARPAC commander visits Kumamoto during Yama Sakura

    Jan 25, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific Commander Lt. Gen Benjamin R. Mixon gives his commander's coin to the Japanese tour guide who gave Mixon a tour Jan. 25, 2011, of the Kumamoto Castle in Kumamoto, Japan. Mixon is in the city of Kumamoto to participate in Yama Sakura 59, USARPAC's premier bilateral exercise with the Japan Ground Self Defense Force. Yama Sakura is being held at Camp Kengun, Japan, and runs through Feb. 2.

  • 84th Eng. Bn. faces off against 524th CSSB

    Jan 25, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers from team United Football Club, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, battled Soldiers from team 524th Combat Sust. Support Bn., 45th Sust. Bde., 8th TSC, to kick off the 2011 eight-person, battalion level, intramural soccer season at Stoneman Stadium, here, Jan. 12.

  • Year in Review: USAG-HI builds, maintains, strengthens relationships between units, community

    Jan 25, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii exists to support Soldiers and families assigned to Hawaii, ensuring the people in uniform, and their supporters, remain a strong and resilient team, both now and in the future.

  • Community Health Promotion Council discusses behavioral health services

    Jan 25, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Behavioral health services for Soldiers were among the topics discussed at a U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii-sponsored meeting, Jan. 4, here.

  • Army seeks public input at scoping meetings

    Jan 25, 2011

    POHAKULOAAca,!E+TRAININGAca,!E+AREA, Hawaii - The Army held two public scoping meetings on the Big Island this week, to allow the public an opportunity to familiarize itself with the proposed modernization projects at the Pohakuloa Training Area, or PTA.

  • U.S. Soldiers learn ikebana through traditional Japanese arts

    Jan 25, 2011

    Exercise Yama Sakura 59 focuses on mil-to-mil training, interoperability and enhancing combat readiness. Understanding one and other's culture is critical to this goal because it strengthens relationships between U.S. and Japan Ground Self Defense Forces soldiers. Participants in Yama Sakura 59 had a number of opportunities to learn about Japanese culture, including ikebana during classes taught by the Japan Ground Self Defense Force Western Army.

  • Conference kicks off for wounded Soldiers on active duty

    Jan 25, 2011

    The first conference focused on improving care for Soldiers deemed medically unfit for service, yet wanting to continue to serve, began today and will result in presenting recommendations to Army senior leaders.

  • U.S. Soldiers visit Kumamoto castle during Yama Sakura 59

    Jan 25, 2011

    Soldiers from Wisconsin National Guard's 64th Troop Command visited the local fortress Kumamoto castle Jan. 24 as part of Yama Sakura 59's cultural exchange programs. The cultural exchanges strengthen relationships between U.S. and Japan Ground Self Defense Force troops.

  • NCOES adding more self-development courses

    Jan 25, 2011

    The Army's top noncommissioned officer said NCOs will soon shoulder more responsibility for furthering their own professional education through structured self development.

  • General Ann E. Dunwoody quote

    Jan 25, 2011

  • Paratroopers for a day: 'G.I. Jane' event gives wives a glimpse of Army training

    Jan 25, 2011

  • AFAP Conference set to discuss 88 issues

    Jan 25, 2011

    The annual Army Family Action Plan Conference will take place next week in northern Virginia to review 88 issues elevated from commands worldwide.

  • Special delivery: Soldier uses Skype to coach wife, deliver baby from Afghanistan

    Jan 25, 2011

    Alright, listen up all you deployed dads (especially if you're an expectant father): you can take an active role in the birth of your child, even if you're stationed in a combat zone. All it takes is commitment, a little ingenuity, and Skype. Just ask Chaplain (Capt.) Joseph Palermo, who recently coached his wife Katherine through the birthing process. Separated by several continents, they both welcomed their daughter, Anna Grace, into the world.

  • Counterinsurgency Conference Addresses COIN Qualification Standards

    Jan 25, 2011

    The COIN Qualification Standards are nine tasks and fifty-two sub-tasks submitted by Gen. Petraeus, commander, International Security Assistance Force (COMISAF) and approved by Secretary of Defense Gates

  • Commander, US Army Reserve visits 651st RSG in Kuwait

    Jan 25, 2011

  • Commander, US Army Reserve visits 651st RSG in Kuwait

    Jan 25, 2011

  • USARAK engineers partner with Thai, Indonesian counterparts

    Jan 25, 2011

    Two platoons from the 56th Engineer Company, 6th Engineer Battalion are in Thailand, working on a series of civic action projects with counterparts from the Royal Thai Air Force and Indonesian Army. The 63 USARAK Soldiers are taking part in Exercise Cobra Gold 2011, an annual joint and multinational exercise sponsored by the U.S. Pacific Command. With their Thai and Indonesian partners, the Soldiers of the 56th Engineer Company are constructing multipurpose masonry buildings for three Thai schools.

  • Ice bridge builders: No river deep enough for Alaska engineers

    Jan 25, 2011

    The ice bridge at the U.S. Army Cold Regions Test Center at Fort Greely, about 100 miles southeast of Fairbanks, enables units to reach otherwise inaccessible areas across the frozen Delta River.

  • Commander, US Army Reserve visits 651st RSG in Kuwait

    Jan 25, 2011

  • Dutch TV show treats Alaska Army family

    Jan 25, 2011

    Heidi Ornelles, wife of 1st Sgt. Steven Ornelles, Bravo Company, 725th Brigade Support Battalion, was born and raised in the Netherlands. She hadn't been home to see her family in almost three years. That all changed with a phone call from a Dutch TV reality show.

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