Archive: Jan 2011

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  • 'Lightning' battalion Soldiers train Iraqi Army personal security detachment

    Jan 17, 2011

  • Army human resources section hard at work in Iraq

    Jan 17, 2011

    Soldiers working in an Army aviation brigade's human resources section have been busy since they deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq, last March. Assigned to the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division out of Fort Riley, Kan., the human resource specialists are responsible for tending to the personnel issues of nearly 4,000 soldiers.

  • Deployed aviation troops man state of art operations center

    Jan 17, 2011

    The setting is straight from any Hollywood imagining of a futuristic war room, if that room were in Iraq. The walls of the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division's tactical operations center are covered mostly in maps, easily the simplest technology used in the state of the art war room. The rest of the operations center is technology galore.

  • Black Hawk crews keep VIPs safe, mobile around Iraq

    Jan 17, 2011

    An Army Black Hawk helicopter company flying out of Camp Taji, Iraq, is charged with moving military and civilian VIPs between U.S. bases here.

  • Afghan National Police recruits graduate from NATO taught course

    Jan 17, 2011

    A graduation ceremony was held for Afghanistan National Police who participated in the basic training course taught by Afghan National Police and NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan Soldiers at the ANP training center in Spin Boldak Jan. 5.

  • Afghan Police bring national pride, self-reliance to eastern Kandahar

    Jan 17, 2011

    Afghan National Policemen Daru Khan and Ashraf work to provide security to Kandahar Province's eastern Maruf District alongside the U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers of Special Operations Task Force - South.

  • Gen. Dunwoody awarded the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt award, the NCAA's highest honor

    Aug 26, 2011

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody was awarded the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt award, the NCAA's highest honor.

  • First ANA Corps training range complex opens in Afghanistan

    Jan 16, 2011

    In a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Jan. 8, the 207th Corps of the Afghan National Army and its partners celebrated the completion of the first Corps training range complex built in Afghanistan. The training range complex - located at Camp Zafar, Herat in western Afghanistan - is the first of five being constructed for the ANA, according to Maj. Mark A. Lukasavich, NATO Training Mission - Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, Engineer staff.

  • Annex adds 50 beds to Herat hospital for Afghan army's 207th Corps

    Jan 15, 2011

    Herat Regional Military Hospital doubled in size and capability when Maj. Gen. Mohiuddin Ghori, Afghan National Army 207th Corps chief of staff, officially opened a newly built 26,400-square foot annex, Jan. 8, adding ward space for 50 additional patient beds, extra administrative space, and expanded outpatient treatment capability.

  • 68th CSSB uncases colors

    Jan 14, 2011

    With the return of the 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, in November, the unit signified its official return with a colors uncasing ceremony Jan. 6 at the Special Events Center.

  • Therapy dog gets promoted

    Jan 14, 2011

    A battalion of Fort Carson Soldiers attended a special ceremony Dec. 17 as one of their buddies, named Fox, was promoted to the honorary rank of sergeant - no small feat for this dog who is part of the Evans Pet Therapy Program.

  • Program integrates community

    Jan 14, 2011

    The Army Family Team Building program recently celebrated its 17th year of putting Families first and promoting the military lifestyle.

  • Gates consults with South Korea on North's provocations

    Jan 14, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visited South Korean leaders Jan. 14 in Seoul, South Korea, to demonstrate American solidarity against North Korean provocations. "We are all concerned about the tense situation on the peninsula caused by North Korea's continued belligerence and repeated provocations over the past few months," Gates said at the beginning of a meeting with Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin.

  • Gray Eagle UAS program expanding

    Jan 14, 2011

    Despite budget constraints, the Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are growing, especially the Gray Eagle program.

  • Freedom Inn takes Connelly award

    Jan 14, 2011

    A few weeks ago, Timothy Copes, Fort Meade Food Service Program manager, was notified that the Freedom Inn was named the 2011 Philip A. Connelly Award winner in the large garrison category.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered

    Jan 14, 2011

    Dr. Ed Jackson Jr, executive architect for the Washington, DC, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc., takes a standing-room only crowd through a virtual tour of the national monument in honor of Dr. King, set to open this year.

  • AMC commander to receive top collegiate athletic honor

    Jan 14, 2011

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, has been selected to receive National Collegiate Athletic Association's highest honor, the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt award.

  • Photos of the Week Jan. 10-14

    Jan 14, 2011

    Photos of the week for Jan. 10-14.

  • Chinook fielding may ease governors' concerns

    Jan 14, 2011

    When Army National Guard units deploy and take aviation assets with them, it sometimes leaves voids back home, but a Guard official said CH-47 Chinooks expected to be fielded beginning this month may alleviate some of that concern.

  • 3-star flag raises at AMC forward

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One of the U.S. Army Materiel Command's top leaders started his first official day of work here Monday.

  • New Organization Serves Homeless Veterans

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Neal Wheelis was just 17 when he vowed to defend the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and joined the Coast Guard. Today he is homeless.

  • Longtime Spokesman Retires With Big Plans

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As one of the longest serving public affairs officers in the Army, Bill Congo is known for his work in preparing Soldiers and civilians for the media spotlight.

  • 'I'll Be Home Soon. Just Stay Strong.'

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Nearly four years ago, Tiffany Little lost her Soldier husband. A lot has happened since then - she's given birth to their daughter Kylee, moved to Alabama to be close to her dad and other family members, learned how to live as a single mom and joined a support group known as My Soldier, My Fallen Hero, first located at Bicentennial Chapel and now a part of the Survivor Outreach Services program. Along the way, she has found ways to manage the emotions that come with the sudden loss of a beloved husband.

  • Army Extends Care For Gold Star Families

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On a sunny, crisp winter day, Redstone Arsenal's newest three-star general reached out to families who daily live the meaning behind the Army's values of courage, selfless service and sacrifice.

  • Hertling recognizes superior staff support critical to IMT growth

    Jan 14, 2011

    FORT MONROE, Va. (Jan. 13, 2010) - Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training, recognized key U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and IMT staff members during a ceremony this morning. "All of the people that [helped] IMT were doing unbelievable yeoman's work in an incredibly flat organization. And as were going through this past year, we are extremely proud of the things you have accomplished here," he said.

  • Providing Home For Survivor Families

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Emily McFall's life has led her to this moment. Standing among friends, supporters, well-wishers, and Army and community leaders, McFall could smile knowing she had completed a major milestone in a new Army initiative at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Fort makes significant contributions to recover endangered species

    Jan 14, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Due to the efforts of Fort Huachuca's Environmental and Natural Resources Division, a rare plant, the Huachuca water umbel, can now be found in three more sites along the San Pedro River. The plant, which looks like grass, is an herbaceous, semi-aquatic perennial with bright green leaves that are hollow and grow straight up from creeping roots. The leaves are often one to two inches high, but may reach up to eight inches in favorable conditions. In the late 90s, it was listed as "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act. Since then, the ENRD has been working to recover the plant.

  • Staff Sgt. Giunta visits the LAPD

    Jan 14, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Giunta, and comrade Staff Sgt. Erick Gallardo, visit the LAPD while in Los Angeles.

  • TRADOC commander has open dialogue with USAWC students

    Jan 14, 2011

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, Commanding General of Training and Doctrine Command, spoke to Army War College students about the Army profession via VTC about Jan. 11.

  • Warrior Zone opens in Schweinfurt

    Jan 14, 2011

    The entertainment scene here on Ledward Barracks just got a shot in the arm. A state of the art multipurpose facility geared toward single Soldiers opened with a bang Thursday, Jan. 13. The new center, known as the Warrior Zone, includes a bar with a food menu, a lounge with flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, computer stations, pool tables, video games and other amenities aimed at taking the edge off of the demands of life in the Army.

  • ARDEC leader underscores materiel enterprise at first town hall

    Jan 14, 2011

    Starting his new role at Picatinny this summer, ARDEC Director Dr. Gerardo Melendez greeted the workforce, explained his organizational observations and goals, answered questions from employees and presented a slew of awards to some high-achieving scientists.

  • USACE contracts with veteran-owned businesses

    Jan 14, 2011

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  • East's beastly defense tests West's football all-stars

    Jan 14, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- After a start that saw neither team in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl cross the 50-yard line or make a first down for much of the first half, the East team finally found its mojo in the fourth quarter and pulled out a 13-10 victory over the West high school football all-stars at the Alamodome Jan. 8.

  • Promises made, promises kept -- Army Aviation's return on RMD 802 investment

    Jan 14, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- In April 2009, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Gen. Martin Dempsey, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, visited to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker to assess the center's flight training program and the installation's supporting infrastructure.

  • U.S. Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program

    Jan 14, 2011

    U.S. Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program

  • Preston talks past, present and future of Army

    Jan 14, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- "The U.S. Army has become a Family business for many of us, with our sons and daughters also now serving," said Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston to those gathered at the meeting of the Alamo Chapter of the Association of the United States Army at the Sam Houston Club Jan. 7.

  • Army remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 14, 2011

    Soldiers and civilians remembered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with history, music and dialogue at an Army celebration in the Pentagon Jan 12.

  • IMCOM Region Links

    Jan 14, 2011

  • Explosives Safety Training

    Jan 14, 2011

    DAC offers more than 25 explosives safety courses, through self-paced distance learning and instructor-led training at locations throughout the world. Several courses, such as AMMO-28, Electrical Explosives Safety for Army Facilities, and AMMO-29, Electrical Explosives Safety for Naval Facilities, are tailored to specific Service requirements. Four new distance learning courses, AMMO-99-DL, AMMO-100-DL, AMMO-101-DL and AMMO-102-DL provide self-paced instruction on explosives safety quantity distance (ESQD) principles, Army safety site planning, and tutorials for using the Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board (DDESB) Approved Automated Quantity Distance Calculator.

  • IMCOM content links for army.mil

    Jan 14, 2011

  • Army civilian gets a kick out of European soccer

    Jan 14, 2011

    Sean De Haas has been kicking up a storm after recently competing with the Ramstein Soccer Team in the Armed Forces Europe soccer tournament in Aviano, Italy. De Haas, a U.S. citizen raised in Kaiserslautern by his Department of Defense teacher parents, attended Ramstein High School in his youth where he excelled at soccer as part of the All-Europe soccer team.

  • Picatinny 'squeezes in' solution for MRAP ammo stowage

    Jan 14, 2011

    As a result of the innovation and expertise of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Soldiers are now using an Army-approved ammo stowage system that is safe, reliable and effective. The system is called MARS, which stands for Modular Ammunition Restraint System. ARDEC has already sent more than 700 into combat zones. But that is only the beginning. The Army estimates that several thousand MARS will be sent to Iraq and Afghanistan within the year.

  • Army nanosatellite completes first flight

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The first U.S. Army built satellite in more than 50 years completed its mission Thursday morning as it succumbed to the Earth's gravity and burned up during reentry.

  • Teens seek to get HIRED!

    Jan 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Finding a first job can be a daunting task for today's youth as even traditional "teen jobs" are harder to find in this economy.

  • Winter woes: Snow, sleet force post to shut down

    Jan 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- A rare Southern winter storm shut down Fort Jackson Monday and Tuesday after 3 inches of snow accumulated in the Columbia area early Monday, according to the National Weather Service website.

  • 1-61st moves into new complex

    Jan 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Roadrunners have a new home. The battalion has moved from its old digs on Magruder Avenue to the new BCT II complex on Golden Arrow Road. Three 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment companies will begin their training cycle Jan. 24 at the new complex.

  • TFM takes home Commander's Cup

    Jan 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Task Force Marshall flexed its collective muscle, taking this year's the Commander's Cup and proving that teamwork leads to victory.

  • CMOC provides aid to Tajikistan

    Jan 14, 2011

    Orphans gather together in the Khissar Polio Orphanage at Khissar, Tajikistan Dec. 17. Third Army's Civil-Military Operations Center conducted its first assessment trip to the Republic of Tajikistan from Dec. 16-23 since being activated in August of 2010.

  • Biden promises responsible drawdown in Iraq

    Jan 14, 2011

    After meeting in Iraq today with its new governmental leaders and with U.S. officials, Vice President Joe Biden promised deployed U.S. servicemembers the United States will draw down its forces in a way that preserves their achievements and honors the sacrifices made there.

  • CBRN Training at Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea

    Jan 14, 2011

    Soldiers of 498th Combat Service Support Battalion, 501st Sustainment Brigade conducted Chemical,, Biological, Radiation and Nuclear training at Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea Jan. 13, 2011.

  • Regional Support CSM assesses projects, training in Afghanistan

    Jan 14, 2011

    When the top enlisted Soldier for the Deputy Commander-Regional Support conducts site-inspections, he's all "hands-on" to see what's right and what still needs adjusting. Command Sgt. Maj. David J. Vincent conducted three site-inspections Jan. 11 just outside the Kabul area in the area known as the Capital region to see where things stood regarding construction projects and training to support the Afghan National Security Forces.

  • APG Commander's Corner: APG looks to the future, remembers the past

    Sep 9, 2011

    Aberdeen Proving Ground is a great place to live and work, but this year it's going to get even better. As we settle into our routines in 2011, I urge you to think about our installation and what you can do to make it better.

  • One of the world's largest artillery pieces makes Fort Lee home

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 13, 2011) -- Anzio Annie's 70-foot barrel sets on tracks at Fort Lee Jan. 13. Annie, a K5 rail gun named for the World War II beachhead, was moved from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. to Fort Lee as part of the Ordnance School's Base Realignment and Closure-mandated relocation. Annie's gondola and two 12-wheel rail cars made its way to the installation in November. All components will be assembled and eventually displayed at Fort Lee.

  • One of the world's largest artillery pieces to make Fort Lee home

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 13) -- Anzio Annie's 70-foot barrel sets on tracks at Fort Lee Jan. 13. Annie, a K5 rail gun named for the World War II beachhead, was moved from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. to Fort Lee as part of the Ordnance School's Base Realignment and Closure-mandated relocation. Annie's gondola and two 12-wheel rail cars made its way to the installation in November. All components will be assembled and eventually displayed at Fort Lee.

  • Military police begin Area I bicycle roundup

    Jan 13, 2011

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - Military Police have spent the past two weeks tagging abandoned and unregistered bicycles on Warrior Country installations.

  • Full Spectrum Aviation: Resilient and Adaptive for the Future Security Environment

    Jan 13, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Full Spectrum Aviation is the ability to deliver maximum aviation capabilities in the most timely and flexible manner to the warfighter.across the full spectrum of conflict. Full Spectrum Aviation provides the Army a balanced ability to deliver the combat, combat support, and combat service support, while maximizing efficiencies in training, maintenance and support across Army Aviation.

  • CSA at Unified Quest seminar

    Jan 13, 2011

    On Thursday, the Chief of Staff of the Army, General George W. Casey, Jr., attended the Senior Leader Panel of the three-day "Profession of Arms" seminar held in McLean, Virginia. The Chief encouraged an open dialogue - at all levels and over the coming months - about how ten years of war has impacted the Army as a Profession. Furthermore, he challenged the audience of Officers, NCOs, Civilians and international partners to examine the impact of a decade of war on both the expertise and on culture of the individual Soldier, the unit and the Army as an institution. Today's findings, along with upcoming surveys, are intended to help shape and drive future discussions as we continually examine what it means to be a Professional.

  • Corps-led eagle survey measures resurgence of national treasure

    Jan 13, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coordinates the national Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey, an annual count of bald eagle populations across the nation each January. The survey has contributed to the resurgence of the bald eagle, which was once listed on the federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.

  • Preventive medicine residents study tropical diseases in Honduras

    Jan 13, 2011

    These and other nasty tropical diseases rarely occur in the United States, but they do occur in many of the places Soldiers deploy, from Central and South America, to Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Philippines. In the tropical areas of these locations, vectors thrive in warm, moist environments and spread disease more easily in places where medical and public health capabilities are not robust.

  • New vision highlights ASC town hall meeting

    Jan 13, 2011

    New vision and mission statements focus of Army Sustainment Command town hall meeting.

  • Neighbor, MP rescue girl trapped under massive icicle

    Jan 13, 2011

    North Country children can potentially skirt danger outdoors this winter if they steer clear of homes, buildings or other structures prone to icicle formations. In an incident just before the holidays, 7-year-old Kate-Lynn Hopkins was pinned down in more than a foot of snow by a giant icicle in Fort Drum's Crescent Woods housing area.

  • AMC safety award winners

    Jan 13, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command has identified individuals and organizations that have excelled in the areas of safety for fiscal year 2010.

  • Deployed Soldier prepares for record deal while in Afghanistan

    Jan 13, 2011

    Origins of Spc. Brian Stowe's military career isn't much different from other Soldiers' stories. Like many troops, Stowe joined the Army in June 2008 and attended basic and advanced individual training as a human resources specialist at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • NBC 'Today' show airs surprise baby shower from Fort Drum

    Jan 13, 2011

    The nation witnessed Fort Drum's holiday spirit recently as 112 expectant mothers were treated to an early-morning surprise by NBC's "Today" show.

  • Red Spartans trounce A-Team in season opener

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Despite making positive defensive gains in the second half, the Fort Rucker A-Team fell to the Fort Rucker Red Spartans, 14-7, in the opening game of the 6-to-8-year old youth basketball season Jan. 6.

  • A solution for annual resolution malfunction

    Jan 13, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Are you resolved to make that annual New Year's fitness resolution stick this year' APG News reporters Yvonne Johnson and Rachel Ponder are. Follow their fitness exploits via Twitter, MilBlog and -against the advice of friends and family-photos on Flickr. "We're really going to put ourselves out there. Nothing to hide," said Johnson. "It's going to be pretty raw. What you see is what you get." Stay tuned as they share their progress-and pain-as they sample various exercise classes like Zumba and Body Blast classes, work out on the elliptical and other machines. Johnson and Ponder said they hoped community members will join with them on this journey by sharing their personal fitness trials and advice, feedback and encouragement."Whatever they have to say, we want to hear. They can Tweet their 'two cents' or they can blog it, e-mail us, whatever works for them," said Johnson. "The goal is to stay motivated and see how long we can keep this up!"

  • Armywide program advocates resilience through spirituality

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The words "spiritual" and "spirituality" mean many things to many people. According to the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness spiritual fitness module, spirituality is the human spirit - the essential core of a person.

  • Reveille, retreat return to Fort Rucker

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The bugle's emission cracks the increasingly quiet evening and echoes through the buildings and trees. Nearby, Soldiers brace for the shattering sound of 10-gauge cannon fire. For years, this has occurred at other installations. Now, Fort Rucker community members will again experience this when "Reveille" and "Retreat" observances return to the installation Jan. 18.

  • Medal of Honor recipient tours Hollywood

    Jan 13, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta and wife Jennifer along with Staff Sgt. Erick and Jacqueline Gallardo toured southern California for five days, meeting the public, community leaders and the media. They also visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, conducted a face-off between the LA Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs and met Hollywood celebrities.

  • Dr. King holiday a time for reflection

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- It's been nearly 43 years since the tragic passing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential Americans in modern times. His dream continues into 2011 as the principles and ideals that Dr. King so eloquently and persistently advocated become incorporated into our daily lives.

  • PII compromises lead to financial, security issues

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- People use it every day. It is a very powerful thing that, if harmed or compromised, can cause them financial hardships or even put them at security risks. It is personally identifiable information, and as 2011 begins, Fort Rucker officials want to ensure people safeguard others' PII properly.

  • Army History and Heritage

    Jan 13, 2011

  • Lyster, ACS encourage mental, emotional health

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Maintaining emotional wellbeing is an essential part of the five pillars of Soldiers' strength. Army Community Service and Lyster Army Health Clinic officials offer several programs and suggestions to help Soldiers and their Families cope with issues like stress and anger.

  • Skills-Based Training being tested at Ordnance School

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 13, 2011) -- Today's dynamic operational environment demands a more versatile maintenance Soldier, one who has the skills to repair and maintain an ever-changing inventory of equipment.

  • Lt. Col. Michael E. Lonigro, outgoing SWIOC Commander, recieves MSM

    Jan 13, 2011

    Col. John M. Diaz, commander, United States Army Reserve Information Operations Command, pins the Army's Meritorious Service Medal onto Lt. Col. Michael E. Lonigro, for outstanding performance as the commander, Southwest Information Operations Center. Under Lt. Col Lonigro's tenure, he rapidly transitioned his Soldiers into an operational force by providing a continuum of service to the active Army and Joint organizations; the unit deployed the Army Reserve's largest Regional Computer Emergency Response Team to Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, as well as an augmentation to the US Special Operations Command and the Joint Communications Support Element. The ceremony was held in the Blesse Auditorium on Fort Sam Houston, Texas on Jan. 9, 2011.

  • Installation Management Command

    Jan 13, 2011

  • LMP up and running in Army Sustainment Command

    Jan 13, 2011

    What started as a room full of trained expert advisors is now nearly empty, with only a few employees waiting like Maytag repairmen. Implementation of the Logistics Modernization Program has gone smoothly and no longer requires as many expert advisers.

  • Dirt turned for new WTU complex

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The Warrior Transition Unit allows the Army to rehabilitate Soldiers and return them to deploying units. A new WTU complex is one of many new projects on Fort Sill. Jan. 6 marked the groundbreaking for the three-phase plan. Among the new facilities are a Soldier and family assistance center, headquarters and a 72-Soldier barracks.

  • Basic trainees issued ASUs

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Basic trainees have emerged from hard training not only Army green but wearing the latest set of Army blues. The new Army Service Uniform, or ASU, is the latest standard issue dress uniform and is meant to replace the others indefinitely.

  • Guard continues winter storm support

    Jan 13, 2011

    The National Guard today continued relief efforts in the Southeast and worked with civilian authorities in parts of the Northeast after the latest round of snow and ice storms.

  • ADA CG, advocate, visionary dies

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- As the year came to a close, the air defense artillery community learned of the death of legendary ADA leader, retired Lt. Gen. John 'Jack' Costello, Dec. 27.

  • Clinic provides easy access for families

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The second of the Army's 17 new community based medical homes had a ribbon cutting Jan. 5 in Lawton.

  • Fort Lee celebrates USO grand opening

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 13, 2011) -- The USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia cut the ribbon to its new location on Fort Lee Tuesday

  • FCOE adviser earns first star

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence senior Army National Guard adviser has been selected for promotion to brigadier general.

  • Sill set to 'Fuel the Soldier'

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Building on Napoleon's idea that an army marches on its stomach, U.S. Training and Doctrine Command dining facilities will begin the Fuel the Soldier program Feb. 1 to combat the effects of a fast food culture and decreased fitness levels among new recruits.

  • Sustainers transfer command during ceremony

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (January 13, 2011) - The company commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), turned over command during a change of command ceremony here at Natcher Physical Fitness Center on Jan. 13.

  • Chaplain leaves legacy

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- After taking care of Fort Rucker Soldiers and their Families for the past 30 months, garrison Chaplain (Col.) Stephen L. Cook is looking forward to retirement and reuniting with his own wife and Family.

  • Cadet Command seeks professor of military science

    Jan 13, 2011

  • Staff Sgt. Giunta at the Staples Center in L.A.

    Jan 13, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta and Staff Sgt. Erik Gallardo take part in the opening ceremonies at the Staples Center.

  • Madigan's own named Army Pharmacy Technician of the Year

    Jan 13, 2011

    Madigan Healthcare System's Jose Rodriguez-Torres was named the 2010 Jeanelle M. Oakley Civilian Pharmacy Technician of the Year.

  • Hockey team scores big on national stage

    Jan 13, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Joint Task Force (JTF) Blast, made up of Soldiers, civilians and contractors from Aberdeen Proving Ground, recently nabbed the national title during the 8th Annual Hockey for Heroes / Armed Services Classic, held Nov 11 to 14 in Las Vegas.

  • Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta at the 2011 All-American Bowl

    Jan 13, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta at the 2011 All-American Bowl.

  • Army vs. Air Force

    Jan 13, 2011

    Fort Wainwright's Grizzlies were so evenly matched against the Iceman team from Eielson Air Force Base that each and every shot scored by the U.S. Army Alaska Grizzlies ice hockey team was answered within minutes by the 354th Fighter Wing's Iceman team.

  • New director wants to bring Alaska adventure to youth

    Jan 13, 2011

    "We want to provide an exceptional experience and superior customer service that our families will always remember," Sagartz said.

  • Bluegills monitor treated groundwater

    Jan 13, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - If you see the bluegill fish coughing, it doesn't have a cold. But it is showing mild distress. The bluegill's sensitivity to water quality makes it an ideal species for monitoring the cleanliness of area groundwater, said Nate Davis, who oversees the testing.

  • Musician, storyteller visits Wainwright

    Jan 13, 2011

    The reasons behind his visit to Fort Wainwright are simple, he said. He loves God and loves Soldiers and wants to encourage them. "The first thing I want to say is 'thank you for your service,'" he said.

  • Carol Holley, Photographer of Fort Wainwright

    Jan 13, 2011

    A typical day starts early for Holley. Minutes ahead of their appointed times, Soldiers arrive with dress uniforms in hand and extra attention having been paid toward haircuts and appearance; they come prepared for a DA photo session, clean and sharp.

  • West Point launches 2011 Bridge Design Contest

    Jan 13, 2011

    In response to the President's "Educate to Innovate" program and the nation's call to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), the U.S Military Academy's Center for STEM Education is excited to announce the launch of the 2011 West Point Bridge Design Contest.

  • Two Army officers graduate from physician assistant program at West Point

    Jan 13, 2011

    Two officers graduated with a master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies Jan. 7 at West Point. Capt. Chris Gonzalez and 1st Lt. Ryan Kissane were the first Army officers to complete Phase II of the Interservice Physician Assistant Program at Keller Army Community Hospital.

  • Chaplain Fleury brings healing touch to High Desert

    Jan 13, 2011

    Fort Irwin and National Training Center chaplain Lt. Col. Joseph Fleury had dreams of healing others as a child, but in the physical rather than the spiritual sense. However, all that changed when he was knocked out of bed at the tender age of 14 and answered the call to the priesthood a year later. The next 40 years have been marked by 30 moves around the globe as Chaplain Fleury is a healer of spirits and souls.

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