Archive: Jan 2011

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  • New playground opens for children in Fort Bragg neighborhood

    Jan 21, 2011

    The Bougainville/Corrigedor Courts neighborhood kids now have a place to play and let off some energy thanks to the help of the USO of North Carolina, Lowe's Home Improvement, the Carolina Panthers, and Picerne Military Housing's partnership to building two brand new 'Super Heroes' playgrounds.

  • Fort Bragg unveils new website

    Jan 21, 2011

    After six months of feedback from units all over post, the Fort Bragg website launched Tuesday at 5 p.m. The new site will have a different look and will be more user-friendly and easier to manage. Those visiting the website at www.bragg.army.mil, can expect something new and improved.

  • Fort Bragg community reminded of post-holiday suicide awareness

    Jan 21, 2011

    For some, the period after the holidays, mid-January to late February, is a time that brings sadness and depression that could lead to more dangerous actions. Fort Bragg's Directorate of Human Resources is reminding the community that historically, February is the month when the Army has seen a spike in the number of suicides committed by servicemembers. Soldiers, Family members and civilians are urged to be extra vigilant during this time.

  • Womack Army Medical Center offers tips to prevent cervical cancer

    Jan 21, 2011

    WomacK Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg provided information on prevention of certain types of cancer. Of all the types of cancer, cervical cancer is the only one with an anticancer vaccine available in medicine right now. In other words, it is the most preventable.

  • Womack Army Medical Center runs strong with army of volunteers

    Jan 21, 2011

    These are the unsung heroes of Fort Bragg, the 350 Red Cross volunteers who serve our Soldiers and Family members are all valuable members of the Fort Bragg team. In essence, they serve our Soldiers so that Soldiers may serve our country.

  • Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center allows donors to save lives

    Jan 21, 2011

    January is National Blood Donor Month, Fort Bragg issued a call to the community to give the gift of life and donate blood.

  • AH-64 Apache simulator provides valuable training to Fort Bragg pilots

    Jan 21, 2011

    The AH-64D Apache aircraft has been called a flying tank - the most lethal aircraft ever created - But training on multi-million dollar aircraft when you're half a world away from a Middle Eastern conflict can be tricky. Fort Bragg has a training simulator created by the Boeing Corporation that features a solid, two-trailer combination, which resembles an enclosed, mobile sound stage. Inside, the simulator houses a cockpit, which features separate aviator seats, complete with screens, and a vast computer system that connects a mass of hardware and software for prime operability.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers give thanks to a dream that lives on today

    Jan 21, 2011

    Fort Bragg observed Martin Luther King Day with a ceremony at the Fort Bragg Club that included a reenactment of King's "I Have a Dream" speech, music from the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus and Band and a special presentation by two representatives of the Cape Fear Regional Theater, performing "Wheels of a Dream." The main speaker for the ceremony was Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via, director for Command, Control, Communication and Computer Systems, J6.

  • Motorcyclists salute Iraq-bound, Fort Bragg Sky Dragons

    Jan 21, 2011

    More than 100 patriot riders from area motorcycle clubs formed a gauntlet of American flags Saturday for Iraq-bound Sky Dragons from the main post theater to the buses that would take them to the flightline. .

  • Helmick to Fort Bragg: 'Be proud of your community'

    Jan 21, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg commanding general, had a key message for the Soldiers, civilians and Family members that he leaves behind - "Be proud of your community and the units here on this installation." Helmick spoke with local reporters Tuesday, explaining the corps' mission during its upcoming deployment to Iraq; who will be in charge of Fort Bragg during the deployment and the current operation in the rebuilding country.

  • Soldier reflects on how humans pull together - regardless of faith

    Jan 21, 2011

    Avi Behar, a 23-year-old lieutenant from Cherry Hill, N.J., was deployed to command a convoy mission in western Afghanistan last August, just a month before the Jewish new year. Since he was profiled in the Jewish Exponent, the young officer has shared occasional letters about his experiences.

  • 3/25 Infantry Division tackles training challenges at NTC

    Jan 21, 2011

    There may be fewer palm trees and flowers on Fort Irwin than in Hawaii, but for Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, that's a good thing. "The environment here is so close to Afghanistan, it really gives them good training," said Maj. Pat Stitch, the brigade's operations officer. More than 5,000 Soldiers from 3rd Brigade are currently training for a 12-month deployment in the National Training Center's facilities commonly known as "the box." The brigade, whose home station is Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is set to deploy to Afghanistan this spring, where its mission will be to provide civil security and to assist in the development of the Afghan National Security Forces and the Afghan government.

  • Nevada Army National Guard Soldier laid to rest

    Jan 21, 2011

    Nevada Army National Guard Soldier, Spc. Ronald Gaines, 1st Squadron, 221st Cavalry, was laid to rest in Las Vegas, Jan. 18. Gaines was killed in a hit and run accident on Jan. 8. Gaines redeployed from Afghanistan in 2010.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.'s life

    Jan 21, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others'" was the theme of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program at the Post Theater Jan. 13.

  • Michigan National Guard aviators keep an eye out over Iraq

    Jan 21, 2011

    The Michigan National Guard's B Company, 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment, deployed to Iraq this September in support of Operation New Dawn. The company conducts a variety of missions, ranging from VIP transportation to moving troops between U.S. bases. As an addition to the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, the company is part of the Army's sole aviation brigade supporting operations here. The company flies the UH-60M Black Hawk, one of the Army's newest helicopters.

  • Fort Rucker officials urge safety 1st while hunting

    Jan 21, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- As the hunting season continues, Fort Rucker officials want everyone who chooses to hunt on-or off-post to put their safety ahead of getting the best game.

  • Deployed Michigan National Guard aviators transport, meet with home state congressman Sen. Carl Levi

    Jan 21, 2011

    Two Black Hawk helicopter crews from the Michigan National Guard got a chance to meet Sen. Carl Levin, a congressman from their home state, when he and two other congressmen rode in their aircraft during a visit to Iraq, Jan. 19. Soldiers from the Michigan National Guard's B Company, 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment flew Levin to Baghdad International Airport, where they had a few moments to speak with the senator before he continued on another leg of his trip.

  • Boot camp aims for lifestyle changes

    Jan 21, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Maintaining a regular workout schedule and changing to a healthier lifestyle are goals those taking part in the 2011 Boot Camp have set for themselves.

  • Fort Rucker legal staff offers free tax help for Soldiers, Families

    Jan 21, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Tax season is here again, which means some will be looking for help in preparing their income tax forms.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness promotes strong bodies

    Jan 21, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program helps Soldiers and their Family members to become aware of their strengths and weaknesses using five facets. Those facets are physical, spiritual, emotional, social and family.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.'s life

    Jan 21, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Aca,!A"LifeAca,!a,,cs most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others'Aca,!A? was the question Martin Luther King, Jr. asked in his Aca,!A"Conquering Self-CenterednessAca,!A? speech in Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 11, 1957.

  • 110th Avn. Bde. rewards 20 years of accident-free flight

    Jan 21, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The flight training program at the Daleville-Dothan Learning Center achieved a major milestone Nov. 14: it has not experienced an accident in 20 years.

  • Health clinic renovations to improve patient experience

    Jan 21, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lyster Army Medical center is improving the patient experience by renovating and consolidating several facilities.

  • USAACE commanding general thanks workforce

    Jan 21, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general spoke at the garrison Workforce Briefing Jan. 18.

  • History keeps rolling with new technology

    Jan 21, 2011

    Caissons keep rolling along with help from the U.S. Army Ordnance School. Some of the oldest equipment in the Army is being updated with new hardware, thanks to state-of-the-art technology currently being fielded here. For almost 100 years, Caisson Wagons have served our military. They've carried the flag draped caskets of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson along with Army General Douglas MacArthur and countless other military heroes over the years.

  • Red Cross continues legacy of troop, family support

    Jan 21, 2011

    In Fiscal Year 2010, the Red Cross provided more than 597,000 emergency communications services for nearly 150,000 military families, and nearly $6 million in immediate financial aid to 5,000 families. And thousands of volunteers, including servicemembers, veterans and military spouses, offered comfort and support to wounded and ill troops and their families in hospitals worldwide.

  • Honor: what began as gesture of gratitude now so much more for Sergeant Audie Murphy Club member

    Jan 21, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 20, 2011) - Five months ago, Sgt. Thang Vo decided to showcase his skills in an effort to become a member of the exclusive Sgt. Audie Murphy Club. Membership in the club wasn't particularly a goal for the Ordnance School instructor, but he figured, "Why not'" He was already a competitor in a number of NCO of the month contests prior to his SAMC board appearance, so the train-up for a similar event would be no big deal.

  • Civil Affairs in Djibouti: My spirit of hope and living alliance

    Jan 21, 2011

    Rural school headmasters in Dikhil, Djibouti, about 120 kilometers west of the capital, participated in a two-day basic first-aid training class Jan. 8-9. Maj. Cynthia McPherson describes the mission from a personal point of view.

  • USARAF commander builds relationships in West Africa

    Jan 21, 2011

    Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg, commander, U.S. Army Africa, traveled to Ghana, Togo and Benin Jan. 10-14, to visit with key military leaders and land force commanders.

  • TF Iron selects Soldier, NCO of the Year

    Jan 21, 2011

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers and noncommissioned officers with 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team took part in an annual NCO and Soldier of the Year competition Jan. 4-5 at Forward Operating Base Andar.

  • Eagle Scouts hit the mark with projects

    Jan 21, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - One project will eventually be riddled with holes. The other project just went to the dogs. A,A But that's exactly what two Eagle Scouts intended when they finished their community service projects this summer. A,A Wiesbaden teens Drew Parker and Colin Strout took the Eagle Scout oath Dec. 21 during a ceremony at the Hainerberg Chapel.

  • Building Bak one shura at a time

    Jan 21, 2011

    KHOWST Province, Afghanistan - Among the new construction surrounding the Bak District Center, local elders, mullahs and government officials met three times in the last week to discuss the future of the district.

  • TF Iron Rakkasan radio connects GIRoA to people in Miri

    Jan 21, 2011

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - The Afghan government and 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, are expanding their reach with a second Radio in a Box station at the Miri District Center in Andar Province.

  • Course trains cultural teams to work with women in theater

    Aug 26, 2011

    Army special operations has a new capability for use on missions: teams of female Soldiers specially trained in the cultural nuances of interacting with women in theater.

  • Mixed Martial Arts fighters train with Soldiers in Korea

    Jan 20, 2011

    CAMP COINER, South Korea - Top Korean Mixed Martial Arts fighters held an MMA training seminar here Jan. 19 for Soldiers serving in South Korea.

  • Servicemembers support White House with Chinese presidential visit

    Jan 20, 2011

    A joint-service color guard and ceremonial servicemembers assist the White House in supporting the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao.

  • Soldiers 'make a difference' in Roy

    Jan 20, 2011

    Soldiers from the 61st Chemical Company spent time last week in the city of Roy near Joint Base Lewis-McChord to make 330 of the city's water meters accessible to city meter readers and to give back to a community that has provided so much support to them.

  • New online source aids PTSD search for veterans

    Jan 20, 2011

    The T2 Virtual PTSD Experience was built on the Second Life virtual world platform. Second Life provides T2 a limitless space on the Internet where DOD servicemembers can learn more about PTSD causes, symptoms and resources for information and care, according to Dr. Kevin Holloway, the psychologist who led T2's virtual world development. "This is unlike any other website out there; the information that is presented in an interactive, immersive format where the user becomes part of the learning world," Holloway said.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord surgical team ready to deploy

    Jan 20, 2011

    Members of the 102nd Forward Surgical Team, 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, cased their guidon Jan. 12. The team will uncase its colors in Afghanistan, where its 21 members will provide surgical support to coalition forces.

  • Number of Soldiers taking GAT approaches million

    Jan 20, 2011

    The Army is closing in on a 1-million user milestone for those who have taken the "Global Assessment Tool" survey -- the results of which serve as a starting point for an individual Soldier's journey though the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Medalists' wives continue Soldier support on national tour

    Jan 20, 2011

    While Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta visits Army units and everyday Americans around the nation telling his story from Afghanistan, his closest companion, wife Jen, works nearby to draw attention to issues important to all Soldiers and families.

  • Senator Pat Roberts visits with Kansas Soldiers

    Jan 20, 2011

    Sen. Pat Roberts met with Soldiers over lunch at Fort Riley, Kan., to listen to their concerns and experiences.

  • TF Falcon: Year in Afghanistan with no losses

    Jan 20, 2011

    The leaders of Task Force Falcon returned from Afghanistan in November and told a packed house Jan. 15, how they succeeded there without losing a single Soldier.

  • 1st Infantry Division uncases colors at Fort Riley

    Jan 20, 2011

    The colors of the 1st Infantry Division were uncased Jan. 20, at a ceremony on Fort Riley, Kan., signifying the return of the unit's headquarters to Fort Riley.

  • Picatinny delivers infrared capability to mortars, artillery of all calibers

    Jan 20, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Soldiers now have capabilities to engage the enemy far more effectively during nighttime operations, following the recent full materiel release of three infrared illuminating cartridges/projectiles.

  • Get healthy this New Year

    Jan 20, 2011

    President Barack Obama created a wellness program and issued a challenge to all Americans to get healthy. The challenge of leading healthy lifestyles has been particularly noted within the Department of Defense and branded the "Civilian Wellness Program."

  • Kiosks offer easy access for customer feedback

    Jan 20, 2011

    Standing in Fort Campbell's Army Education Center lobby Monday afternoon, Don Michael tapped on the keyboard of the Army One Stop kiosk. A few clicks later and the education guidance counselor intern had access to a number of websites and services, including Interactive Consumer Evaluation, or ICE.

  • Five tips guarantee new outlook in 2011

    Jan 20, 2011

    This could change your life forever -guaranteed or your money back! Ready to become everything you already think you aren't' Follow these tips and prepare to reap a tremendous harvest. Tip 1-Incorporate the "5 Year Rule"

  • Fort Sill names Soldier of the Year

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill recently named Sgt. Whitney Mondragon as Soldier of the Year.

  • Multi-faceted process determines post delays

    Jan 20, 2011

    When winter weather approaches our region, the Emergency Operations Center evaluates several factors to determine if normal operations continue, be delayed or if post will close. The garrison commander reviews data provided by the EOC and shares his recommendation with the senior commander, who makes the final decision on one of three pre-determined courses of action

  • Fort Sill names Soldier of the Year

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill selects Sgt. Whitney Mondragon as Soldier of the Year.

  • Winn fitness class hits the spot for everyone

    Jan 20, 2011

    While there are many ways for Soldiers and Family Members to get in shape, Winn Army Community Hospital offers a way to lose that extra weight that is fun as well as intense.

  • Deen Brothers visit Hunter spouses

    Jan 20, 2011

    Jamie and Bobby Deen are Food Network stars and Savannah celebrities - famous for their restaurant "The Lady and Sons," which they own with their mom, Paula Deen, and for their show, "Road Tasted." The brothers came to Hunter Army Airfield to visit with spouses and share some cooking tips and personal stories, Jan. 12.

  • Coast Guardsmen awarded for saving family, displaying courage

    Jan 20, 2011

    A fall fishing trip might have ended tragically if not for the efforts of the Air Station Savannah Coast Guard.

  • AMC puts people, mission first in BRAC moves

    Jan 20, 2011

    When Base Realignment and Closure recommendations were announced in May 2005, there were 24 different relocations and closure components that affected the Army Materiel Command. To execute this mission, the command moved forward, focusing on balancing its critical, world-wide, logistical support mission while ensuring its Soldiers, civilians and their families were prepared for a major reorganization - one that affected approximately 11,000 of its 70,000 people.

  • Vanguard Soldiers find worthy causes

    Jan 20, 2011

  • San Antonio's Martin Luther King Jr. March

    Jan 20, 2011

    San Antonio's 24th MLK March and Commemorative Program, honoring the life and legacy of the late civil rights leader. Fort Sam Houston was well represented at the march.

  • New commercial development opens at APG

    Jun 2, 2011

    U.S. Army leaders, elected officials and defense contractors were on hand at the Jan. 20 opening of the Government and Technology Enterprise, a 416-acre complex known as The GATE near APG's gate on Maryland Boulevard.

  • Vanguard Soldiers, Iraqi Police provide for families in need

    Jan 20, 2011

    HAMDIYAH, Iraq-Violence in Iraq has caused several thousand citizens to flee their hometowns since 2003. Many left behind the only place they've ever known, to save their lives and to protect the lives of their families. Some left the country altogether, and others found safer regions within Iraq's borders with hope they can live peacefully in their native land.

  • School partnership program: Win-win for students, Soldiers

    Jan 20, 2011

    Students and schools are not the only beneficiaries in the partnership. Soldiers benefit greatly from their experiences with schools and students, Brewer said.

  • Wounded warriors receive recognition for their valor

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Two separate ceremonies were held recently to present the Purple Heart Medal to Soldiers recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center from injuries received during combat.

  • Still Going Strong: San Antonio military construction to maintain rapid pace beyond 2011

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The start of the new year also marks the beginning of the final push toward conclusion of San Antonio's 2007-2011 BRAC construction program.

  • Fort Stewart Remembers Dr Martin Luther King Jr

    Jan 20, 2011

    For Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Harrison, an equal opportunity advisor with Third Infantry Division, one of Dr. Martin Luther King's many accomplishments is found among those he serves with.

  • 10th Transportation Company inactivated

    Jan 20, 2011

    The 10th Transportation Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion was inactivated at a ceremony held at the Tominac Fitness Center, Hunter Army Airfield on Jan 13. The inactivation ceremony is a time-honored ritual during which the company's colors are formally retired

  • Afghanistan commander talks about success of American efforts

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- During a recent visit to Fort Sam Houston for an Army Medical Department Center & School Leadership Call in Blesse Auditorium, Col. Gregory C. Baine, commander of Regional Support Command-South, a brigade-level joint and combined command in combat in Afghanistan, described his unit's mission and the success of American efforts in that country.

  • Fort Drum community honors work of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT DRUM N.Y. -- An Army doctor credits the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for affording him some of the opportunities that he has had in life as an African-American.

  • 1st-78th FA sergeant selected Sill's Soldier of the Year

    Jan 20, 2011

  • 3rd HBCT gets new Commander

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Colonel Johnnie L. Johnson Jr. took command of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division from Col. Pete Jones in a change of command ceremony at the National Infantry Museum's parade field, Jan. 13.

  • Task Force Patriot Soldiers visit Afghan orphanage

    Jan 20, 2011

    BAMYAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers from New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team and U.S. Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), gave gifts to Afghan children at an orphanage in Bamyan Province last month.

  • Transitional Compensation Program

    Jan 20, 2011

    <b> What is it' </b> The Transitional Compensation (TC) Program is a congressionally authorized program for abused family members of military personnel. Legislation authorizes temporary payments for families in which the active -duty Soldier has been separated administratively or by court-martial for a dependent-abuse offense. The TC Program offers benefits and entitlements from 12 to 36 months for eligible family members. During this benefit period, beneficiaries are provided temporary financial compensation and are eligible to receive medical care, including behavioral health services as TRICARE beneficiaries. Recipients will also have commissary and exchange privileges during this period. Family members must apply through their local family Advocacy Program Manager (FAPM) or Victim Advocate (VA) at the Army Community Service Center or through the Victim Witness Liaison (VWL).

  • Simulated shooting prepares Soldiers

    Jan 20, 2011

  • AMC puts people, mission first in BRAC moves

    Jan 20, 2011

    When Base Realignment and Closure recommendations were announced in May 2005, there were 24 different relocations and closure components that affected the Army Materiel Command. To execute this mission, the command moved forward, focusing on balancing its critical, world-wide, logistical support mission while ensuring its Soldiers, civilians and their families were prepared for a major reorganization - one that affected approximately 11,000 of its 70,000 people.

  • Medal of Honor recipients

    Jan 20, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta participates in panel discussion at the Strategic Air & Space Museum Jan. 15, 2011. Giunta was accompanied by fellow Medal of Honor recipients CWO Hershel Williams, Col. Donald Ballard, Capt. Thomas Hudner and Sgt. Peter Lemon.

  • New BCT unit gets first fill in March

    Jan 20, 2011

  • New Field Artillery commander

    Jan 20, 2011

  • Celebrating the Contributions of Dr. King on Race Relations

    Jan 20, 2011

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. --In honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday, employees at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command attended a program celebrating the contributions Dr. King concerning the issue of race relations.

  • Army Family Covenant entitlements available to Third Army Families at Shaw Air Force Base

    Jan 20, 2011

    Army Family Covenant entitlements available to Third Army Families at Shaw Air Force Base

  • DFACS to change menu fare, move to healthful items

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- When Soldiers enter Yardley, Virginia Hall and the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Battalion Dining Facilities on Feb. 1, they will notice a big change in the menus. Gone will be fried entrees, burgers, sodas and cake, pie and cookies and other high-calorie, low nutrition items.

  • Army G-3 Briefed on National Capital Region Defense Capabilities

    Jan 20, 2011

    JFHQ NCR is responsible for protecting the District of Columbia and neighboring counties and cities of Maryland and Virginia, including Loudon, Fairfax and Prince William Counties in Virginia.

  • Winter storm closes Anniston Army Depot, delays opening

    Jan 20, 2011

    Sleet and snow fell across much of the South starting Sunday, Jan. 9. For northeast Alabama, the inclement weather and subsequent unsafe road conditions caused school and business closures and delays for several days. Anniston Army Depot didn't open for business on Monday, Jan. 10, and officials delayed openings for Jan. 11 and 12, starting work at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., respectfully.

  • Nation reconstruction becomes focus of new center at West Point

    Jan 20, 2011

    The official unveiling of the new Center for Nation Reconstruction and Capacity Development on Jan. 11 came with a message to the department heads in attendance. Three months since it was approved as a center of excellence at West Point, the CNRCD is operational and will be ripe with opportunities for cadets and faculty academy-wide.

  • Father-son Soldiers battle buddies in, out of uniform

    Jan 20, 2011

    Fort Lee, VA (Jan. 20, 2011) - Anyone who has attended Army basic training knows the role of a battle buddy: watch your fellow Soldier's back.

  • New Commander for 'Resolute' Special Troops Battalion

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT EUSTIS, Va, (Jan 14, 2011) - Loyal friends and colleagues braved the bitter cold to bid a fond farewell and a warm welcome as the Special Troops Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade conducted a change of command ceremony Dec. 15 at Fort Eustis' Anderson Field House welcoming to the brigade Lt. Col. Steven Wilke and bidding a fond farewell to Lt. Col. Laura Elliott.

  • Competitors Fight WWII Battles with Mini-armies

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 20, 2011) -- Already famous for its informative displays featuring female Soldiers throughout military history, the U.S. Army Women's Museum has also become the site of an annual war-gaming event that attracts dozens of enthusiastic competitors and a respectable number of spectators.

  • M113, M88 work begins for ANAD Foreign Military Sales to Iraq

    Jan 20, 2011

    Vehicle production began here Jan. 12 on a Foreign Military Sales case facilitated recently by the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command to provide refurbished M113 armored personnel carriers and M88 recovery vehicles to the government of Iraq.

  • Anniston Army Depot bandwith now doubled

    Jan 20, 2011

    A few days into 2011, Anniston Army Depot's goal of additional bandwidth was met. With 90 megabytes per second, the depot's capacity has now doubled and the additional circuit provides redundancy in case of loss of the primary circuit.

  • What is ANAD's goal with VPP'

    Jan 20, 2011

    We are aiming for the Voluntary Protection Program Star! The Star Program is designed for exemplary workplaces with comprehensive, successful safety and health management systems.

  • Virtual system increases efficiency, ease of transition

    Jan 20, 2011

    U.S. Army Europe Community Automation System cuts the hard copies of in- and out-processing forms to a minimum and eliminates the need for post organizations to sign off on and manually input clearing paperwork.

  • Fort Lee recognizes EEO, EO accomplishments

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 20, 2011) -- Fort Lee celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and recognized the efforts of several installation employees during a ceremony Jan. 13 at Memorial Chapel.

  • Nine-year old inspires at MLK Jr. prayer breakfast

    Jan 20, 2011

    Not many nine-year olds are up at the crack of dawn preparing to deliver one of the most memorable speeches in civil rights history.

  • Shwedo appointed to state post

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Col. Kevin Shwedo, former post deputy commanding officer, has been appointed to head up the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • Soldier intervenes in suicide attempt

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Only about one week into Basic Combat Training, Pvt. Brian Serna, Company F, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, found himself in a life-or-death situation.

  • Annual MLK basketball tournament brings out Europe's best

    Jan 20, 2011

    Some of Europe's best ballers made their way to Patton Barrack's fitness center for the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. basketball tournament held in Heidelberg Jan.14-17.

  • UAVs keep eyes on troops

    Jan 20, 2011

    Technicians from Honeywell International invited coalition forces to a demonstration to help promote greater use of the RQ-16A T-Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle throughout the armed forces during a display of its capabilities at Kandahar Airfield Jan 14.

  • Post work order requests go online

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.S. -- The heat in your building has gone out, and each time you try to call the Directorate of Public Works, you get a busy signal.

  • Tax center opens Monday

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The 2011 tax season is upon us and this year, because of a Washington holiday, taxpayers have until April 18 to file their taxes. Fort Jackson's Tax Center will open Monday to assist Soldiers, family members, and eligible retirees with their tax filing. There is no fee for using the Fort Jackson Tax Center.

  • UVAs provide support for victims

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Army has come a long way when it comes to dealing with sexual assault, and it's only going to get better.

  • Afghan, coalition forces clear Taliban from Faryab province

    Jan 20, 2011

    Afghan and coalition forces completed another multi-day deliberate clearing operation aimed at disrupting the Taliban's freedom of movement in northern Afghanistan killing more than 10 insurgents in Faryab province, Jan. 18 and yesterday.

  • Students join forces for model UN

    Jan 20, 2011

    Mannheim High School's Model United Nations team went to Heidelberg recently to practice formal debate with high school students there in anticipation of a trip to the Hague International Model United Nations conference Jan. 23-28 in the Netherlands.

  • Parent to Parent to host black history month event

    Jan 20, 2011

    Tell Me a Story returns to Mannheim 3-5 p.m. Feb. 13 at Mannheim Elementary School featuring Heidelberg Allied Forces Commander Lt. Gen. John W. Morgan III reading "More Than Anything Else," a story by Marie Bradby about Booker T. Washington and his desire to read.

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