Archive: Feb 2011

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  • RDECOM commander highlights partnerships at AUSA winter meeting

    Feb 24, 2011

    Research and technology partnerships was the topic of discussion for a panel that included Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, at a gathering of hundreds of members of the Army's science and technology community Feb. 23. The panel was part of the Association of the United States Army's Institute of Land Warfare Winter Symposium and Exposition.

  • Army cook serves up smiles, strength to deployed Soldiers

    Feb 24, 2011

    CAMP RAMDADI, Iraq - Hundreds of deployed troops - plus civilian contractors and local national employees - swarm the dining facility at Camp Ramadi, Iraq, every evening, eager to fill their stomachs with a hot meal. But despite what's featured on the night's menu, one Army cook is ensuring that these troops are first fed a healthy smile.

  • Winn Army Community hospital celebrates Arbor Day

    Feb 24, 2011

    Two small dogwood trees were planted outside the Outpatient clinic at Winn Army Community Hospital, Feb. 22, in celebration of Arbor Day. The dogwood tree is known for its bright, aromatic flower and is a welcome addition to the hospital grounds.

  • Army Observes Presidents Day at Mount Vernon

    Feb 24, 2011

    "It's a privilege for the Military District of Washington and The Old Guard to be here today."

  • WLC builds future leaders

    Feb 24, 2011

  • Stewart, Hunter ready to 'Read Across America'

    Feb 24, 2011

    To someone just dropping in, it might look like a kind of little folks' "March Madness" will take over Fort Stewart's Brittin, Diamond and Kessler elementary schools March 7-10.

  • Tooth Fairy makes Fort Jackson flight

    Feb 24, 2011

    Fort Jackson's very own Tooth Fairy has taken flight the last few weeks, visiting the post's various Child Development Centers and homes to teach children about proper oral hygiene.

  • 'Dragon' battalion conducts traffic control training with Iraqi Army

    Feb 24, 2011

    Soldiers from the 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center, recently helped the 6th Iraqi Army Division soldiers increase their familiarity with traffic control point operations by providing subject-matter expert advisers and some basic training materials.

  • Helmand citizens open 180-student girls' school

    Feb 24, 2011

    More than 300 local citizens attended a ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of the Laki Girls School in Garmsir district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 15.

  • Panthers do it again!

    Feb 24, 2011

    Patch High School won its third straight Department of Defense Dependents Schools Division I European wrestling crown as it rolled over the competition Feb. 18-19 in Wiesbaden.

  • Piranhas devour competition at swim Champs

    Feb 24, 2011

    The Stuttgart Piranhas swim team ended an impressive season with a long-coveted divisional championship title, along with a weekend of intense finishes at Champs, the individual championships for the European Forces Swim League.

  • All services work towards improving Army, DOD QOL

    Feb 24, 2011

    Former Marine Kurt Garcia is no different than many of his contemporaries. In his almost 28 years of military service, he made 13 permanent change of station moves, served in the U.S., Asia and Europe, endured numerous long separations from his family, and underwent intense, physically challenging training. But he can't transfer his Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to his 12-year-old son, Dominic, or his 10-year-old daughter, Gabrielle. Why' Because Garcia retired from the Marine Corps in 2006. "The GI Bill transferability option is not available to me, even though I served under the qualified period of service of post 9/11," he said during the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart 2011 Army Family Action Plan conference held Feb. 10-11 at the Swabian Special Events Center.

  • 2nd Signal Brigade conducts Full Spectrum Exercise

    Feb 24, 2011

  • EUCOM co-hosts military religious leaders in Prague

    Feb 24, 2011

    It was a bitter cold evening in Prague, Czech Republic. On the main entrance steps of the Military Church of St. John of Nepomuk, three members of the Czech army guard of honor stood stoically on each side of the door with rifles and fixed bayonets. The Prague Castle Guard regimental band brass sextet, which normally only plays for state ceremonial events, added to the formal ambiance. Eighty spiritual leaders dressed in military service uniforms or distinguished liturgical garments, and representing 31 NATO member and partner nations, entered the 18th century baroque church for the opening ceremony of the 22nd annual International Military Chief of Chaplains Conference Jan. 31.

  • SOS program aims to prevent teen suicide

    Feb 24, 2011

    Depression in children and teens has become a serious concern nationwide. DODDS school psychologists are required to provide a suicide prevention program each year; DODDS adopted the SOS Signs of Suicide program.

  • EUCOM HQ honors top service members, civilians

    Feb 24, 2011

    Headquarters, U.S. European Command, recognized its top service members and civilian employees of 2010 in a ceremony held Feb. 10 on Patch Barracks.

  • Family members learn power of positive attitudes

    Feb 24, 2011

    Marine spouse and community volunteer Carmen Carlisle is on the road to increased resiliency. Carlisle was among the dozen family members and civilians who gathered Feb. 2 for the first in a series of monthly sessions on resilience training, offered through U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Army Community Service.

  • Garrison 'fitness' program promotes total well-being

    Feb 24, 2011

    Being fit is more than just lifting weights. In fact, a person's total fitness includes their emotions, spirituality, and the ways in which they interact with their family and friends, according to the Department of the Army. That's why the DA designed the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program: to measure the overall fitness of Soldiers, family members and DA civilians in the areas of physical, social, family, emotional and spiritual fitness.

  • High school presents classic '50s musical

    Feb 24, 2011

    The students of Heidelberg High School are busy preparing for their upcoming production of the classic musical "Guys and Dolls."

  • In financial pinch, AER is there for Soldiers

    Feb 24, 2011

    Bewildered and struggling to pay down debt, Spc. Lakeshia Dennis fell behind in her rent last fall and wasn't sure where to turn for assistance in regaining her financial footing. Dennis, assigned to the 554th Military Police Company, found help through Army Emergency Relief. AER provides emergency financial assistance to active duty and retired Soldiers, their family members, surviving spouses and orphans.

  • Social media lends a voice to citizens issues

    Feb 24, 2011

    The open forum of social media has made a difference in town hall meetings, at least at the one held Feb. 16 in Heidelberg.

  • Troopers molding the Soldier of the future

    Feb 24, 2011

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany-The bionic American Soldier of the future will be more aerobically and anaerobically fit to meet the demands of combat-that is, if Soldiers stationed here have anything to do with it. Charlie Troop from the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment stationed in Schweinfurt kick-started a new pilot fitness program Feb. 16 at Finney gym that could revolutionize the training protocol associated with Soldier fitness.

  • Federal agencies learn benefits of hiring wounded veterans

    Oct 14, 2011

    Hiring representatives from two dozen federal agencies gathered Feb. 23, at Fort Belvoir, Va., for a two-day event designed in part to help them meet new requirements to increase hiring of veterans and disabled Americans.

  • Cobb makes NASCAR history in 'Driven 2 Honor' debut

    Feb 23, 2011

    Jennifer Jo Cobb posted the highest finish by a female in NASCAR truck-racing history while debuting her "Driven 2 Honor" Ford at Daytona International Speedway, Fla., and treating two female servicemembers to a VIP weekend.

  • Atlanta ceremony recognizes R&R contributors

    Feb 23, 2011

    During a ceremony at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Feb. 17, military officials recognized several organizations that support the Rest and Recuperation leave program.

  • 1st Space Brigade Commander Congratulates local JROTC members

    Feb 23, 2011

    Col. Eric Henderson, 1st Space Brigade Commander, congratulates members of the Air Force Junior ROTC "Cyber Patriot" competition team at Gen. William Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. With the help of several officers from the 1st Space Brigade and Future Warfare Center Battle Lab serving as mentors to the team throughout the fall 2010 semester, the cadets reached the semifinals of the competition. Almost 400 JROTC and Civil Air Patrol teams from across the nation took part in the competition, which is the world's largest high school cyber defense competition.

  • 187th takes FTX to next level

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For the first time, the five-day field training exercise that culminates 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training for wheeled vehicle mechanics took place as a company-level, rather than a platoon-level event. The change allowed the Soldiers to train realistic scenarios instead of individual tasks.

  • Army Enterprise Collaboration

    Feb 23, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Army Enterprise Collaboration is an effort to improve knowledge management and promote IT efficiency through the delivery of collaboration capabilities as a managed service. The Army will use existing enterprise licenses to provide access to centrally managed versions of Microsoft SharePoint® and IBM FileNet. These products will enable team collaboration, content management, records management and business- process management among all Army users, regardless of location. Importantly, they also will integrate with the systems used by Army forces during training and deployment. While the Army will retain oversight of the Enterprise Collaboration service, its day-to-day management will rest with the service provider, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

  • AER campaign to get under way: Program offers relief to Soldiers, families in need

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON,S.C. -- Fort Jackson will launch its 2011 Army Emergency Relief Annual Campaign during a ceremony at 9 a.m., Tuesday at the Joe E. Mann Center.

  • Military Saves Week targets fiscal health

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The way that you manage and spend your money is your own personal business, but it is troublesome to me when I see Soldiers make bad financial choices.

  • Painful loss: BCT Soldier dies from pneumonia

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Jackson community will remember one of its Soldiers at a memorial service scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Friday at Bayonet Chapel.

  • ASC prepares for new financial management system

    Feb 23, 2011

    Col. Eric Zellars, General Funds Enterprise Business System Deployment and Transformation director, briefs senior Rock Island Arsenal leaders about the new financial management system in the Baylor Conference Room on Feb. 23.

  • Lecture teaches role of music throughout history

    Feb 23, 2011

    The West Point History Department and the U.S. Military Academt Band presented a musical lecture on African music and its influence on the musical styles of jazz, rock, hip-hop, calypso and Cuban music.

  • Installation vies to meet energy standards

    Feb 23, 2011

    On January 7, 2007, the President signed Executive Order 13423. The new EO raises the standard for federal leadership and performance in several areas including energy conservation. It requires agencies to reduce energy consumption by three percent each year, leading to 30 percent less by FY 2015.

  • West Point CYSS extends availability for rock-climbing wall

    Feb 23, 2011

    Beginning in March, Child, Youth and School Services will extend the time of accessibility for the new rock-climbing wall in the West Point Teen Center.

  • Live strong, run strong, Army Strong

    Feb 23, 2011

    AUSTIN, Texas-As running has been an Army tradition for many years, several Rail Gunners hit the streets of Austin to live up to that tradition and to take Army Strong and running to a higher level.

  • Experiencing a revolution: West Point cadets witness history in Egypt

    Feb 23, 2011

    West Point cadets went to Egypt to study language but unwittingly became witnesses to history in the making.

  • Rim Shot

    Feb 23, 2011

    The maintenance bay is no place for shortcuts. Many Soldiers have learned a tough lesson that bad things can happen when tire maintenance procedures outlined in technical manuals (TMs) are not followed. The following is an actual accident that occurred while I was a Unit Training Equipment Site (UTES) general foreman.

  • ORV Parks Growing at Army Posts

    Feb 23, 2011

  • Slip Slidin' Away

    Feb 23, 2011

    There's an old Paul Simon song that goes, "Slip slidin' away Slip slidin' away You know the nearer your destination The more you're slip slidin' away."

  • Move Over for Safety

    Feb 23, 2011

    Serving as a state trooper in Missouri for many years, I learned that merely approaching a car during a traffic stop or working roadside while investigating an accident were two of the most dangerous duties we perform. Over the years, I've been bumped by a mirror, forced to jump on the hood of my patrol car and run from out-of-control vehicles more times than I'd like to recall.

  • To Live or Die - The Dividing Line

    Feb 23, 2011

    How wide is the line dividing life and death' Sometimes it can be as narrow as 2 inches.

  • RRAD open for MRAP business

    Feb 23, 2011

    Working as the depot source of repair for MRAP, RRAD is anticipating new work for the vehicle.

  • To Be Seen

    Feb 23, 2011

    I was on my way back from a recent trip when it started to rain hard. The visibility was maybe 50 feet and there was no place to exit. I was following a tractor-trailer's taillights, hoping the person behind me wasn't steering with his knees while eating a Happy Meal. All of a sudden, the tractor-trailer's tail lights disappeared.

  • A "Stormy" Lesson

    Feb 23, 2011

    Have you ever fought with your kids about wearing seat belts' Have you been tempted to give up out of frustration' A few years ago on a rain-slicked road, we learned this is a battle you can't afford to lose. Here's our story.

  • ASC hosts ammunition ROC drill

    Feb 23, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command headquarters hosted a rehearsal of concept drill Feb. 9-11, reviewing realigned ammunition operations. Senior leaders from Army Materiel Command, Installation Management Command, Joint Munitions Command and Army Field Support Brigades joined their ASC hosts for a Directorate of Logistics ammunition ROC drill.

  • Why Don't Our People Wear Those'

    Feb 23, 2011

    While deployed to Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in support of Operation New Dawn, I witnessed firsthand how a U.S. Navy flight deck cranial (FDC) can reduce injuries and possibly save lives. Since then, I have wondered why the U.S. Army has not adopted the practice of wearing an FDC while working on our UH-60 or any other Army aircraft.

  • DON'T ASSUME

    Feb 23, 2011

    I looked up the word "assume" in the dictionary and found the definition to be "to take for granted." In the aviation business, there is never a time we should take something for granted. The story I am about to tell could have ended in significant damage to an airframe, or worse, as an injury or death to a fellow aviator.

  • Knowing when to shoot

    Feb 23, 2011

    The MILO Range Advanced System is an interactive training tool now being used by the Adelphi Laboratory Center Police Department to maintain firearm proficiency and improve critical law enforcement tactics.

  • Pay Attention to Detail

    Feb 23, 2011

    As with most Soldiers in today's Army, I have a "there I was" story. As a medevac pilot serving in Iraq, I found myself flying into, around and through some very tight and, sometimes, scary situations. This is my story.

  • Ready, Aim ... Fire'

    Feb 23, 2011

    In March 2006, I was the unit supply sergeant for an infantry company at Al Asad Airbase, Iraq. We were in the process of getting replacements for our two Marine platoons so they could rotate out. During this time, the incoming Marines received a lot of hands-on training - mostly weapon system familiarization of the systems for the assigned gun trucks. Most of the younger Marines were unfamiliar with these systems, so we tried to cover as much as possible. Sometimes, they would request extra training, which is what led to the following incident.

  • Take the time to do it right

    Feb 23, 2011

    It was the eighth month of our deployment and extremely hot in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan. Our mission was a routine troop transport over a standard general support aviation battalion route that had been extended. Halfway through the mission, the crew in my sister ship had maintenance problems and was forced to return to base to switch aircraft.

  • Ground Rules

    Feb 23, 2011

    The ground guide is an essential component to moving heavy tactical vehicles and equipment. However, if the guide or vehicle operator doesn't follow or execute the proper procedures, the results can be deadly. As Leaders, we must ensure Soldiers train and rehearse proper ground-guiding procedures to prevent accidents and preserve our combat power.

  • An Eye on the Sky

    Feb 23, 2011

    Swift action is needed when facing a thunderstorm. After all, lightning is the second-leading cause of weather-related deaths in the United States. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), over the past 30 years, an average of 58 people are killed by lightning strikes, and about 300 more are injured.

  • Greywolf leaders set stage for transition at Stability Academy

    Feb 23, 2011

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - Commanders, select staff officers and stability transition team (STT) members from the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, attended the Stability Academy at Camp Victory in Baghdad to study the current situation in Iraq, Feb. 10-15.

  • Three Fort Huachuca swimmers make nationals

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - Three swimmers affiliated with Fort Huachuca recently made a big splash when their times qualified them for nationals. 2nd Lt. Kenneth Cummings, Company C; 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, Anna DeLozier, Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Grounds (C4ISR) and Carmen DeLeon, lifeguard, Barnes Field House will compete against swimmers from across the nation in the U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship in April.

  • Sgt. Maj. Tubbs joins RRAD team

    Feb 23, 2011

    New depot Sergeant Major named at Red River Army Depot

  • Gladiator troop reunites with father

    Feb 23, 2011

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait- Pfc. Brandon Albert, a combat engineer from 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, met with his father, Henry Albert, on Camp Buehring, Kuwait Feb. 15.

  • With program in flux, pride, veteran leadership key to boxing success

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - For the 2011 All-Army boxing team, this year's All-Armed Forces Boxing competition is one of the most important in recent history for more reasons than one. Once again, the Army's undefeated streak is on the line, as it stands the Army hasn't lost for 19-years and counting.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know James Williamson

    Feb 23, 2011

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know James Williamson

  • FORSCOM's Annual AFAP Conference

    Feb 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) G-1 Well-Being officials are steadily preparing for the command's 2011 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference which will be held March 7-11, in Atlanta, Ga.

  • Commander: AFRICOM helping build partnerships

    Feb 23, 2011

    Nearly four years since its inception, the United States African Command is a focal point for African nations who want to partner with and engage militarily with the United States.

  • Fort Huachuca boy among worldwide contest finalists

    Feb 23, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS- Operation Homefront announced the 100 semi-finalists - 20 representing each service - for the 2011 Military Child of the Year® Award. For the first time in 2011, the award will be given to an outstanding military child from each service - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. A Fort Huachuca Boy, Gavin Moran, 13, is one of the Army contenders.

  • U.S. Army Africa chef garners kudos at Culinary World CupPlease Add a Title!

    Feb 23, 2011

    Sgt. Ken D. Turman II of U.S. Army Africa became a U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team (USACAT), the only military team to compete in the 2010 the Culinary World Cup. "The Culinary World Cup was an amazing experience for me," said Turman. "One that did not become 'real' until we climbed up on that stage and met with chefs from all over the world."

  • New training class added to FH resiliency programs

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Late last year, "The Fort Huachuca Scout" ran an article in which Lt. Gen Rick Lynch, commander, Installation Management Command, stressed the importance of resiliency; the ability to realize personal growth and development in the face of challenging situations. Lynch supervises all Army installations through his command employing some 120,000 people. "We hear it often nowadays, resiliency. From the highest levels of leadership on down, as we talk about how we are addressing the effects of nine years of conflict," wrote Lynch in a column that appeared in the Nov. 24 "Fort Huachuca Scout."

  • Soldiers magazine

    Feb 23, 2011

    Soldiers Magazine, March 2011, Medal of Honor

  • Kwajalein (Part III)

    Feb 23, 2011

    There's a lot of American military history in the Kwajalein Atoll-on Kwajalein itself, and Roi-Namur in the northeast side of the island chain.

  • New York Guard members all safe after New Zealand earthquake

    Feb 23, 2011

    All 26 members of the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing, currently deployed in support of Operation Deep Freeze, are safe and unharmed after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the New Zealand capitol of Christchurch today.

  • Kwajalein (Part II)

    Feb 23, 2011

    Mark Bradford makes sure Mother Nature is going to cooperate with the mission at the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site on Kwajalein, an atoll in the western Pacific.

  • USARAF CG teaches 'Mother of History' to Vicenza Middle School seventh graders

    Feb 23, 2011

    Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg, commander, U.S. Army Africa, treated 21 World Geography students from Vicenza Middle School to an in-depth geography lesson Tuesday. Hogg brought a unique insight into Africa's culture and shared several souvenirs from his own collection to include various masks, money, jewelry, and a voodoo bottle. Hogg said it was a great opportunity to interact with the middle school and talk about Africa.

  • Soldiers complete 'Amazing Race'

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - It was a race against time and against the odds as NCOs and officers of the Mailed Foot Battalion sprinted across Sand Hill Wednesday to complete a series of challenges.

  • Kwajalein (Part I)

    Feb 23, 2011

    If Kwajalein Atoll is just two things-at least from the perspective of the Americans who work there-it might be both a paradise and a target.

  • Officers interested in becoming military science professors may compete this summer

    Feb 23, 2011

    Active-component and Active Guard Reserve officers may compete for Military Professor of Science positions at U.S. Army Human Resources Command in August 2011 special board hosted by Cadet Command.

  • Army announces 2011 Warrior Games team

    Feb 23, 2011

    The U.S. Army's Warrior Transition Command has announced the selection of wounded-warrior athletes who will represent the Army at the 2011 Warrior Games, May 16-21, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Soldier of the Year: USAMU shooter reflects on "Best" win

    Feb 23, 2011

    One thing is clear when you meet Sgt. Sherri Jo Gallagher: She isn't letting success go to her head. The 26-year-old, Fort Benning, Ga.-based Soldier is used to the limelight. As an instructor and shooter with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, Gallagher holds 21 national rifle-shooting records, and was the first military shooter in more than two decades to win the National High-Power Rifle Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio.

  • TOG to help celebrate Kuwaiti liberation

    Feb 23, 2011

    One hundred forty Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, will travel to Kuwait next week to take part in the country's 20th anniversary of its liberation during the 1991 Gulf War. TOG will provide a marching company and color bearers for the Feb. 26 ceremony and parade, joined by other U.S

  • Face-lifts continue at Indianhead Village

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A housing area on Main Post for enlisted Soldiers, junior noncommissioned officers and their families that dates back half a century is getting a hefty overhaul. All 414 units at Indianhead Village - 282 town homes and 132 single-story duplexes - are being thoroughly refurbished in a project scheduled for completion by mid-2012, said Mike Douglass, development executive for Clark Realty Capital, the developer and builder for Fort Benning Family Communities LLC. Work began last February.

  • Stressful conditions set tone for Ranger School

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - If you can survive 61 days of some of the Army's most intense, rigorous training, you earn the right to wear the Ranger tab. But Ranger School isn't about just surviving - it's about succeeding and leading your team despite struggles and stresses the instructors use to challenge you. Why' Because making the wrong decision in combat is not acceptable, no matter how tired or hungry you are, said Ranger instructor Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Hirata.

  • U.S. Army Africa Command Surgeon details need for Army Reserve medical professionals

    Feb 23, 2011

    Col. Alfonso Alarcon, U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) Command Surgeon, attended the Army Reserve Medical Command's (AR-MEDCOM) Commanders Training Workshop (CTW) Feb. 11 in Tampa, Fla., on behalf of USARAF Commander, Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg. He addressed 340 senior leaders from the AR-MEDCOM during the opening day of the three-day conference to describe USARAF's missions and to stress how their medical talents are producing positive results throughout his command's area of operations.

  • Fort Benning commander recaps first 100 days

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - As the Fort Benning work force expands, the positives outweigh the negatives, the MCoE and Fort Benning commander said Wednesday.

  • Special Forces Soldier receives posthumous Medal of Honor

    Feb 23, 2011

    While no one will ever know for sure what was going through Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller's mind that frigid January night in 2008, Martin's words clearly reflect why Miller would forfeit his life to protect his brothers-in-arms during a fierce battle on the other side of the world.

  • Reluctant hero: Soldier becomes first living MOH recipient since Vietnam

    Feb 23, 2011

    Don't call Staff Sgt. Salvatore "Sal" Giunta a hero. Don't say that he went above and beyond the call of duty when he single-handedly stopped two terrorists from kidnapping his wounded buddy during a ferocious firefight in Afghanistan in 2007.

  • CSA to speak Friday at AUSA ILW Winter Symposium & Exposition

    Feb 23, 2011

  • 95th MP Bn. returns home from deployment to Afghanistan

    Feb 23, 2011

    The usually quiet, early morning hours of Coleman Barracks here were interrupted by loud music and even louder cheers as friends, family members and fellow Soldiers pulled themselves out of bed Feb. 14 to get to Coleman Gym and welcome home the Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 95th Military Police Battalion, as they returned from their 12-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • 16th Sust. Bde. enhances unit readiness through use of Mobile Training Team

    Feb 23, 2011

    Senior leaders and Army civilians from across Germany and from as far as Italy converged Jan. 24-Feb. 4 at the 16th Sustainment Brigade Headquarters here to attend the Support Operations Phase II class.

  • JMTC fields first mobile, multicultural counter-IED trainer

    Feb 23, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - In mid-December the U.S. Army in Europe's Training Support Activity Europe received the first Multi-cultural Mobile Counter Improvised Explosive Device (McMCIT) Interactive Trainer, a cognitive training system designed to teach Soldiers to identify visual indicators of an IED; react to a suspected IED, and perform the necessary reporting after an IED incident.

  • Cultural Support Teams reach out to Afghan females in Kandahar

    Feb 23, 2011

    Female Cultural Support Team members assigned to Special Operations Task Force - South meet with Afghan women and children Feb. 17, 2011, in order to assist with medical needs as well as to help coordinate development projects for families in Panjwai District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The CST Soldiers assigned to SOTF-South are trained to interact with female and adolescent populations in foreign areas, such as those in Afghanistan.

  • Feb. 17, 2011 - House Army Caucus Breakfast remarks

    Feb 23, 2011

    Feb. 17, 2011 - House Army Caucus Breakfast remarks

  • Twins reunite with help from 21st TSC

    Feb 23, 2011

    A set of twins entered basic training with strong intentions of becoming Soldiers and serving their country. They began to train, giving everything they had to achieve their common goal.

  • U.S. Special Forces Soldiers help secure Kandahar's Panjwai District

    Feb 23, 2011

    U.S. Special Forces Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South conduct regular security patrols in southern Afghanistan's Panjwai Distict.

  • 720th EOD Co. cases colors, deploys to Afghanistan to support OEF

    Feb 23, 2011

    The Soldiers of the 720th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade cased the company guidon Feb. 11 during a ceremony at the Coleman Barracks gymnasium here as the unit's final step prior to deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Feb.15.

  • Coalition forces detain Afghan militants

    Feb 23, 2011

    Afghan and coalition troops captured several insurgents, including a Haqanni terrorist network leader, yesterday in Afghanistan, military officials reported.

  • Logistical drawdown continues in Iraq

    Feb 23, 2011

    Spring is still a month away, but that's not stopping what is likely to be the largest and longest-running spring-cleaning project ever undertaken to prepare for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq by Dec. 31.

  • Sharing African American heritage with others

    Feb 23, 2011

    (Right) Tavalyn Davis volunteers to read to Camp Darby children at a special story hour focusing on African American Heritage month. "When I was young someone took the time to read to me and now by volunteering to read to children during story time at the Camp Dabry library, I can help open the wonderful world of reading to them," explained Davis.

  • Task Force Thunder rolls into Afghanistan

    Feb 23, 2011

    Task Force Thunder, composed of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and its subordinate battalions, started its relief in place in Regional Command South here with its sister brigade, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade (Task Force Destiny), in early February.

  • Maj. Gen. James L. Huggins visits Kandahar, Air Field

    Feb 23, 2011

  • USARPAC Soldiers race for charity during Great Aloha Run

    Feb 22, 2011

    More than 23,000 people took part in the the Great Aloha Run on Presidents' Day, Feb. 21, in Honolulu. Servicemembers from all branches, including the U.S. Army Pacific, led by Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, USARPAC commander, and Maj. Gen. Michael Terry, 8th Theater Sustainment Command commander, sprinted down Nimitz Highway more than eight miles, from the Aloha Tower to the Aloha Stadium.

  • Eighth Army commander encourages graduates to lead

    Feb 22, 2011

    SEOUL - During his graduation address at Seoul Cyber University Feb. 19, the Eighth Army commanding general encouraged the graduates to be information age leaders.

  • Cooks feed hungry Alaska Soldiers at NTC

    Feb 22, 2011

    Feeding more than 4,000 hungry mouths can be difficult for even the most experienced cooks. It's an even bigger challenge when those mouths belong to hungry Soldiers training in the Mojave Desert 12 hours a day at the U.S. Army's National Training Center

  • Army releases January suicide data

    Feb 22, 2011

    In January, the Army experienced a total of 14 potential suicides and one confirmed suicide among Soldiers on active-duty status.

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