Archive: Mar 2011

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  • AFRICOM commander discusses Operation Odyssey Dawn

    Mar 21, 2011

    Forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi are retreating from the opposition stronghold of Benghazi following coalition attacks to protect Libyan civilians over the weekend, said Gen. Carter F. Ham, U.S. Africa Command commander.

  • MG Keith L. Ware Affairs Awards Communication 2010 Competition

    Mar 21, 2011

    What is it' The Chief of Public Affairs announced winners of the 2010 MG Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition in a message disseminated to Army PA professionals March 11. The Office of the Chief of Public Affairs conducts the awards program annually on behalf of the Secretary of the Army to recognize, cultivate and inspire excellence within the Army PA community. Army PA practitioners of all components, grades and missions competed in 46 broadcasting, journalism, photography and community relations categories.

  • Heavy lifting keeps Corps dam in working order

    Mar 21, 2011

    Terminus Dam's six fusegates need lifting once a decade to keep them in working shape

  • R.I. University, St. Ambrose University, Provide Undergraduate, Graduate, Adult Education to Arsenal

    Mar 21, 2011

    St. Ambrose University continues to reach out to adult learners through the R.I. University (formerly known as ACALA Academy and TACOM R.I. University). The goal of the now identified R.I. University, which is presently housed in the Garrison, is to satisfy the educational needs of the government employees, active-duty military and veterans at the Rock Island Arsenal. St. Ambrose is the contract institution presently providing classes at the Davenport campus of St. Ambrose University, online, and on-site in a training center located on the Rock Island Arsenal.

  • Patriots finish season with win over Falcons

    Mar 21, 2011

    With the Washington Area Military Athletic playoff tournament around the corner, the Fort Meade Patriots avoided a last-minute charge by Joint Base Andrews to close out the regular season with a 68-64 win Sunday at Murphy Field House

  • Scoring points: Ravens' media chief shares PR lessons with DINFOS grads

    Mar 21, 2011

    Graduates of the Public Affairs Qualification course at the Defense Information School returned to their duty stations with a few words of advice from a seasoned public relations professional. Chad Steele, director of media relations for the Baltimore Ravens, was the guest speaker during a DINFOS graduation ceremony Friday afternoon.

  • Is Somebody Watching'

    Mar 21, 2011

    Reported suspicious activity around military installations has been on the increase in the past several months for both stateside and overseas locations. To help keep the installation a safe and secure place to live and work, the following are a few indicators of surveillance: - Suspicious filming, photographing, recording, or persons. Special attention should be given to the gates. - Inquiries from unknown persons related to capabilities, limitations, or operational information. - Suspicious vehicles (cars, trucks, vans) operating or parked around the installation. - Unsolicited phone calls, messages, or emails from unknown persons requesting information about Rock Island Arsenal. - Unusual contacts on or off post. - Any possible compromise of sensitive information.

  • Evidence of success: MP awarded Bronze Star for revamping evidence lab in Iraq

    Mar 21, 2011

    For four months, Staff Sgt. Cedric Sherrod dug through thousands of pieces of evidence to help bring closure to cases of attacks targeting coalition forces in Iraq. For his work in the forensic evidence laboratory in Iraq during his deployment last year, Sherrod was awarded the Bronze Star at a Fort Meade town hall meeting Feb. 10.

  • AWG bolsters Army's capability to limit threats

    Mar 21, 2011

    With its unique mission and capability, the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group unfurled its flag at Fort Meade in March, 2006. Five years later, AWG has firmly established itself as the Army's focal point for identifying current and emerging asymmetric threats, enemy vulnerabilities and friendly capability gaps through firsthand observations. AWG provides operational advisory assistance in support of Army and Joint Force Commanders to enhance the combat effectiveness of the operating force and enable the defeat of asymmetric threats.

  • Minnesota dominates National Guard Combatives Tournament

    Mar 21, 2011

    Soldiers from the state of Minnesota were a dominating presence at the fourth annual Army National Guard Combatives Tournament March 19 and 20, where they took four first-place titles in addition to walking away with the overall team award.

  • March 16, 2011- CSA remarks to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense FY 2012

    Mar 21, 2011

    General George W. Casey, Jr remarks to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense FY 2012 Army Posture Hearing on March 16, 2011

  • Congressman Forbes visits Fort Lee

    Mar 21, 2011

    Congressman J. Randy Forbes, Virginia's 4th District representative, discusses military related issues over lunch with installation leaders and Soldiers during his visit here, March 18, 2011. Seated with Forbes are Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge, commanding general for the Combined Arms Support Command, Bill Moore, deputy to the commanding general for CASCOM, and David Weisman, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army.

  • Travel fair offers deals to military members

    Mar 21, 2011

    Service members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., attended the third annual Travel Fair sponsored by Leisure Travel Services, March 9. The fair took place at the Army Family Covenant Arena and gave military members and their families the opportunity to talk to 60 different local and destination venders offering deals specific to their military customers.

  • St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Mar 21, 2011

    It's that time of year where the color green floods the streets, and the air is filled with sound of bagpipes. There is a break in tradition for this year's 250th Annual New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade, the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) is participating for the first time.

  • Community gardens open in Fort Hood housing areas

    Mar 21, 2011

    Families from the Fort Hood Family Housing development, Comanche III, braved cool temperatures March 14, to take part in the grand opening of the community garden.

  • One Soldier's epic journey in pursuit of happiness

    Mar 21, 2011

    There was no turning back for the 22-year-old native son of Havana, Cuba, as he and three others paddled across the open sea on their tiny boat. Growing up in a country where military service is mandatory, the black market is a common source for staples, and listening to a radio station from the United States is taboo, this Cuban soldier wanted no more.

  • New York Army National Guard women are at home in the sky

    Mar 21, 2011

    The women who keep the New York Army National Guard flying found inspiration in the skies and on the ground.

  • Students explore, wear Army technology

    Jun 2, 2011

    Hundreds of students smiled with excitement as they explored the Army's latest technology as part of the Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Aberdeen Proving Ground tenant organizations set up exhibits March 17, to demonstrate their work on robots, gas masks, helmets, armor, vests, night-vision goggles and power sources.

  • Nangarhar team reviews province development projects

    Mar 21, 2011

    The Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team completed a two-month assessment March 14, of previously constructed facilities in the province. Overall, the facilities in Nangarhar are being used as intended and maintained to the best of the Afghans' abilities.

  • 99th RSC 'Women of Honor' highlights Army Civilian Annette Kalbach

    Mar 21, 2011

    Since the formation of the Women's Army Corps in the 1940s, women have faced many challenges and contributed greatly to the U.S. Army through their accomplishments.

  • USACE hosts customer service workshop

    Mar 21, 2011

    Customer service, no matter how good, can always be improved. With that in mind, the senior leadership at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District here hosted a customer partnering workshop to ask one question, "How can we serve you better'"

  • U.S. Army Africa sponsors Trans-Sahel Region Conference in Vicenza, Italy

    Mar 21, 2011

    More than 120 U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) Soldiers and civilians participated in a Trans-Sahel Region Conference March 14-16 in Vicenza, Italy. The USARAF-sponsored conference featured nearly a dozen presenters, including two former U.S. ambassadors and several renowned academics from across the United States.

  • Culinary exchange builds rapport in Arta, Djibouti

    Mar 21, 2011

    Beginning March 12, students from the Arta Culinary School began a four-weekend round of hosting American Civil Affairs volunteers Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, for a cultural exchange that focused on culinary arts and the pleasure of shared meals. The dishes prepared are intended to be affordable and made from scratch. Most importantly, all the ingredients are easily available at local supermarkets so students can share their knowledge with their community.

  • Picatinny Fellowship Night

    Mar 21, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Marines, soldiers and civilians of the Picatnny Arsenal workforce cheer alongside supporting members of the community at the annual "Fellowship" dinner in support of the Picatinny Military Unit fund, March 16.

  • Training for Personnel Recovery Task Force mission in Grand Bara Desert, Djibouti

    Mar 21, 2011

    A group of Air Force pararescuemen and a Army Site Security Team (SST) from the Kansas Army National Guard, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, conducted a rescue mission in the Grand Bara Desert, Djibouti, Feb. 26, 2011. Complete with actors representing local nationals, the exercise afforded the teams a realistic training experience similar to what they might encounter at any time in the African operating area.

  • U.S. Army Africa chaplains support Burundi peacekeepers

    Mar 21, 2011

    Two U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) chaplains traveled to Burundi Feb. 13-16 to conduct a capability and capacity assessment of combat and operational stress experienced by Burundian peacekeepers recently returned from deployment to Mogadishu, Somalia.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - Construction Photos - March 2011

    Mar 21, 2011

    The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) will safely destroy 523 tons of chemical agent in rockets and artillery projectiles stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky. The technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Blue Grass chemical stockpile is neutralization followed by Super Critical Water Oxidation (SCWO). The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Kentucky and Colorado. The Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass Team, a joint venture of Bechtel National, Inc. and Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, along with teaming partners Washington Demilitarization Company, Battelle Memorial Institute, General Atomics and General Physics, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close BGCAPP.

  • Owens joins Army Africa team as deputy commander

    Mar 21, 2011

    Brig. Gen. James D. Owens Jr. has been selected and assigned to U.S. Army Africa as a Deputy Commanding General. With this assignment, approved by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey in February, Owens replaces Maj. Gen. David S. Elmo, who has been re-assigned to U.S. Army Europe. Owens joins Brig. Gen. Isaac Osborne, who has been a member of the U.S. Army Africa leadership team since January 2010, as one of two USARAF deputy commanders. Both Owens and Osborne serve as deputies to Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg, commander, U.S. Army Africa.

  • Old Guard in DC's St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Mar 21, 2011

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) march down Constitution Ave. in Washington DC's Saint Patrick's Day Parade.

  • Old Guard at NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Mar 21, 2011

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) march down Constitution Ave. in Washington DC's Saint Patrick's Day Parade.

  • Clinical trials seek to improve warriors' burn care

    Mar 21, 2011

    New hope is on the horizon for wounded warriors suffering debilitating burns as the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine and its partners at leading medical research centers launch three promising clinical trials.

  • Female aviators defy reported odds

    Aug 26, 2011

    According to a study released earlier this month by the Military Leadership Diversity Commission, women account for only 16 percent of leadership positions in the military - a seemingly staggering statistic to release during National Women's History Month. The numbers aren't so shocking when compared to the overall statistic of women serving in the military, which is 16.4 percent, according to a Sept. 30 report released by the Department of Defense.

  • Hydraulics is the lifeline of the aircraft

    Mar 20, 2011

    Company B., Task Force Fighting hydraulic shop Soldiers continuously provide all aircraft belonging to the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade with the capability to have mission success. The aircraft pneudraulics repairers conduct their job in two-phase maintenance inspections.

  • U.S., Iraqi SGMs confer on enlisted corps

    Mar 20, 2011

    Working towards a common goal, the combined efforts of two international military organizations are achieving positive results.

  • Avionics Shop: Essential to mission readiness

    Mar 20, 2011

    Though the pilots, and their crew in any aviation brigade seem to be the most important mission while deployed, they could not fly without equipment working properly.

  • Military family members arrive in Seattle from Japan

    Sep 28, 2011

    About 200 military family members arrived March 19, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Wash., after leaving Japan voluntarily, U.S. Army North officials said. The family members left Yokota Air Base, Japan, aboard a government-chartered airplane.

  • USARPAC Soldiers support Operation Tomodachi

    Sep 30, 2011

    About 30 10th Support Group Soldiers deployed from Torii Station, Japan, to provide humanitarian aid to the citizens of Japan after an earthquake and tsunami crippled the country on March 11.

  • Restoring Balance with the Four Imperatives: Sustain, Prepare, Reset, & Transform

    Mar 19, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Four years ago we established four imperatives to restore balance to the Army. We must continue to sustain the Army's Soldiers, families and civilians; prepare forces for success in the current conflicts; reset returning units; and transform the Army to meet the demands of the second decade of the 21st century.

  • Community commemorates 20th anniversary of Scud missile attack

    Mar 19, 2011

    The community of Greensburg commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Scud missile attack during Operation Desert Storm Desert Shield.

  • HHC Soldiers Fix Bayonets

    Mar 19, 2011

    Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 170th IBCT held a ceremony here Mar. 18, where the company commander awarded Soldiers the Shoulder Sleeve Insignia for Former Wartime Service, or combat patch.

  • USF-I top NCO hosts professional leadership development

    Mar 19, 2011

    Quality professional development is a key component of a successful organization. The ability to learn and enhance oneself is a process that can be achieved through focused effort within the organization.

  • Dust Landing

    Mar 19, 2011

    A UH-60M Blackhawk helicopter with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade lands in Deh Gholaman village in southern Afghanistan March 18 to drop off humanitarian assistance supplies. The 159th CAB, part of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., is providing aviation support throughout Regional Command-South. Pathfinders from the unit provided ground security when the aircraft landed and while Afghan National Police officers distributed the donations to the local population.

  • Regional Command-South celebrates Women's History Month

    Mar 19, 2011

    The movements that have so greatly influenced the growth of women's roles in today's society were celebrated in a Women's History Month observance, put on by the Equal Opportunity Advisers from Regional Command-South, here Mar. 18.

  • One step closer to leaving: property transfers to Iraqis continue

    Mar 19, 2011

    As the U.S. and Iraqi forces continue to further strengthen their cohesion, an official building and equipment transfer between the United States Forces - Iraq joint civil-military operations staff and Iraqi Ground Forces Command civil-military operations staff took place, March 12, at Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • TF Thunder provides logistics link between Americans, Afghans

    Mar 19, 2011

    Pathfinders from Troop E, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment (Task Force Palehorse), along with air crews from Task Force Lift's Black Widows, provided the critical link between humanitarians in the U.S. and Afghans in need March 18, when they joined forces with the Afghan National Police to distribute supplies to the people of Deh Gholaman in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

  • USF-I Soldiers teach Iraqi service members intelligence techniques

    Mar 19, 2011

    Seventy Iraqi military personnel graduated from a military intelligence training partnership held at the Iraqi Ground Forces Command compound on Victory Base Complex, March 12.

  • Comprehensive fitness challenges FOB Union III

    Mar 19, 2011

    BAGHDAD - During a deployment a lot of service members often find themselves putting aside things like going to the gym, or making healthy food choices. Placing so much focus on mission accomplishment may cause them to feel they don't have the time or energy to work on personal improvement.

  • Soldiers watch as Afghans do infantry the Aussie way

    Mar 19, 2011

    For the past five months, a group of Afghan National Army soldiers have been working with a company of Australian Army infantrymen and learning the finer points of ground warfare.

  • Australia contracts new gigantic helicopter for Afghanistan

    Mar 19, 2011

    The Mil Mi-26 helicopter, also known as the Halo, is arguably one of the largest helicopters in existence. This eight bladed helicopter, capable of carrying large up-armored vehicles or even other helicopters, is now the first air asset strictly controlled by Australia in the Middle East, said Australian Navy Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Willett, logistics planner at Headquarters, Joint Operations Command.

  • 29th BSC overcomes challenges through training

    Mar 19, 2011

    Combined Task Force Lightning mechanics overcome the challenges of an undermanned company, responsible for maintaining hundreds of vehicles at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak.

  • 4-70th Armor Soldiers train to control violent detainees in Afghanistan

    Mar 19, 2011

    On Mar. 14, a group of Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 70th Armored Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, completed an intensive three-day detainee-operations course at Multi-National Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan.

  • Currahee unites U.S. Muslim community with Afghans in Paktika

    Apr 17, 2012

    The Department of Defense estimates there are between 10,000 and 20,000 practicing Muslims in the U.S. military. One Task Force Currahee soldier, with the help of his faith community in California and his unit, is bridging the gap between U.S. and Afghanistan Muslims.

  • New patrol base plans to bring peace to former Taliban stronghold

    Mar 18, 2011

    A brand new patrol base in eastern Mirabad Valley, Afghanistan, promises to bring peace to an area considered a longstanding Taliban stronghold in Uruzgan province.

  • Afghan community shows interest in new patrol base

    Mar 18, 2011

  • New patrol base prompts servicemembers to reach out to Afghan community

    Mar 18, 2011

    One of the biggest challenges when entering a new area in Afghanistan is earning the trust and confidence of the local community. With the presence of a new base, Patrol Base Mohammed, many people of the Mirabad Valley, Uruzgan province, are seeing their government for the first time.

  • Afghan engineers take lead, Aussies mentor

    Mar 18, 2011

    Afghan National Security Forces are beginning to take the lead in all aspects of their country, while coalition members take a backseat mentoring role. A good example of this is in the Mirabad Valley, Uruzgan province, where a new Afghan National Army base, Patrol Base Mohammed, was built completely by ANA soldiers, for ANA soldiers.

  • U.S. Army Alaska commander earns second star

    Mar 18, 2011

    U.S. Army Alaska's commanding general earns his second star in a March 18 ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Heavy body armor result of over-engineering

    Mar 18, 2011

    The armor plates used in the plate carriers and IOTV Soldiers wear in combat are safe -- maybe too safe.

  • Bone marrow donor proud he gave, would donate again

    Mar 18, 2011

    Sgt. Albert M. Cusimano can be sure that he saved at least one life. Less than one year after registering with the C.W. "Bill" Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program, Cusimano received notice that his marrow was needed.

  • The Word of the Day is "Change"

    Mar 18, 2011

    2011 began as one of change for the personnel at the Robertson Blood Center, Fort Hood, Texas. On Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, the state-of-the-art blood donor center held a short ceremony to hail incoming personnel and give a heartfelt farewell to the outgoing ones.

  • ASC welcomes new HQs company commander

    Mar 18, 2011

    Soldiers of the Army Sustainment Command's Headquarters and Headquarters Company welcomed Capt. Justin Bergen, of Centralia, Ill., as their fifth commander since the company's inception in May 2006. Bergen assumed command of the unit on March 18 from Capt. Scott Leifker, a native of Dubuque, Iowa, during a ceremony in the Rock Island Arsenal Fitness Center on Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • New York's 'Fighting 69th' Leads City Celebration as Troops Prepare for Upcoming Depl

    Mar 18, 2011

    Marching through Manhattan to the sounds of an echoing bagpipe, the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, known as the Army's "Fighting 69th" presented themselves once again to the people of New York City in a tradition that has been upheld every March 17 for 160 years, for the Saint Patrick's day parade. "On St. Patrick's Day everyone wishes that they were Irish," said Maj. Gen. Steven Wickstrom, commander of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division. "On St. Patrick's Day everyone wishes they were in New York City. And in our Army, on St. Patrick's Day every Soldier wishes he was in the 69th Infantry Regiment.

  • Despite media reports, Army still waiting on approval of Purple Heart guidance

    Mar 18, 2011

    Some information currently in the civilian media regarding award of Purple Hearts to Soldiers who have received concussive injuries may not be correct.

  • ACC director visits MICC

    Mar 18, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Sharing the command's priorities and successes were among the topics discussed by the Army Contracting Command executive director during a visit here March 16 and 17.

  • Family fun on St. Paddy's Day run

    Mar 18, 2011

    Members of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community participated in the 4th annual St. Patrick's Day 5k and 10K run on JBLM, March 12. The run was a family friendly, healthy alternative for those who wanted to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

  • APG engineer brought up through Army STEM programs gives back

    Mar 18, 2011

    Zalewski is one of 10 U.S. Army scientists and engineers supporting the Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, a Department of Defense high school research competition, and the Morgan State University Innovative STEM Symposium, a college-level competition held March 18-19 at the Baltimore Marriott Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Md. As an Army engineer who took full advantage of Army STEM programs, Zalewski provides a first-hand account of his experiences.

  • Congressman J. Randy Forbes visit

    Mar 18, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 18, 2010) - Congressman J. Randy Forbes, Virginia's 4th District representative, discusses military related issues over lunch with installation leaders and advanced individual training students during his visit here.

  • Iraq War veteran receives second Purple Heart

    Mar 18, 2011

  • Stink bug returns: Entomologists predict bug population will surge this spring

    Mar 18, 2011

    As warmer weather approaches, scientists are gearing up for the resurgence of the stink bug. Native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, the brown marmorated stink bug is rumored to have arrived in the United States via packing materials used for shipping. The bugs are often transported by vehicle as people go from place to place.

  • Historic McPherson may become scientific, residential community

    Mar 18, 2011

    Since 2005 Fort McPherson has been on the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs Base Realignment And Closure list of installations to shut down, and whatAca,!a,,cs planned in its place may become a boon to the community, Atlanta and the local economy, McPherson authorities said. The central focus of this planned community will be a science and technology center with the tentative name Aca,!A"Georgia Institute for Global Health.Aca,!A?

  • Contracting professional selected for national panel

    Mar 18, 2011

    Senior Service College Fellow student Charles Farrior has received the honor of presenting his research paper at the Naval Postgraduate School eighth annual Acquisition Research Symposium May 11-12 in Monterey, Calif.

  • CASCOM is app-solutely amazing

    Mar 18, 2011

    A small group of tech-savvy personnel from the Technology Integration Branch at the Combined Arms Support Command is leading the way in the development and implementation of applications for the military.

  • Dual promotion for Army couple who partnered for their careers

    Mar 18, 2011

    Camp Casey, Korea, probably doesn't top the list of honeymoon destinations for most newlyweds, but spending theirs deployed to Southeast Asia in 2003 was just part of the unique journey shared by Majors Robert and Renee Mann.

  • 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition

    Mar 18, 2011

  • Still working toward my happy

    Mar 18, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Using the MWR fitness classes, equipment, weight rooms, saunas, Nautilus, etc is free to ID cardholders.

  • Ordnance School Honors Instructors

    Mar 18, 2011

    The U.S. Army Ordnance School hosted an awards ceremony March 18, to recognize the accomplishments of six of their instructors.

  • Maj. Gen. Horst visits JBM-HH

    Mar 18, 2011

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall senior leadership hosted Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general, JFHQ NCR/MDW during a recent visit to the installation.

  • Of Pride, Parades and Pooches: Dogs of Fighting 69th a Fixture at NY St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Mar 18, 2011

    Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment will commemorate leading the world's largest St. Patrick's Day parade for the past 160 years with fellow Soldiers from the Irish Defense Forces. Joining the Soldiers and veterans of the 69th Infantry in 2011 will be more than 40 volunteers from Ireland's 58th Reserve Infantry Battalion for the city parade march up Fifth Avenue. This year also marks the city's 250th annual St. Patrick's Day parade. More than 800 Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 69th Infantry Regiment and support elements, including the 42nd Infantry Division Band, will lead the city parade. An estimated 40 soldiers from the 58th Reserve Infantry in County Sligo in Ireland are expected to join their U.S. counterparts in the day-long celebration of Irish American culture. The two military organizations share a common bond in Col. Michael Corcoran, a native of Ballymote, Ireland and commander of the Irish regiment for the Battle of Bull Run in the American Civil War. The 69th Infantry, based at the Lexington Avenue Armory here in New York City, has served as the St. Patrick's Day parade Honor Guard since 1851. Anti-immigrant emotions in that era often led to violence and the Irish troops participated to ensure the safety of the celebration. The National Guard troops of Irish heraldry have led the city parade in every year since.

  • Post shuttle trains to boost travel options

    Mar 18, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A new Maryland Area Regional Commuter train schedule will offer personnel commuting to APG more travel options.

  • Theater upgrades usher in change

    Mar 18, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Buzz Soltis Directorate of Public Works chief of construction (left) and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Rhoades examine the environmentally friendly roof of the newly renovated post theater, Bldg. 3245, during a March 7 inspection of the facility.

  • Dual promotion for Army couple who partnered for their careers

    Mar 18, 2011

    Camp Casey, Korea, probably doesn't top the list of honeymoon destinations for most newlyweds, but spending theirs deployed to Southeast Asia in 2003 was just part of the unique journey shared by Majors Robert and Renee Mann.

  • Army women honored for paving new path

    Mar 18, 2011

    The first female graduates of the 1980 class at the United States Military Academy, and retired Sgt. Maj. Grace L. Mueller were honored on Capitol Hill by the U.S. Army Women's Foundation March 17.

  • March 17, 2011 - Chief of Staff of the Army Senate Army Caucus Breakfast Remarks

    Mar 18, 2011

  • AER helps Soldiers, Families in financial emergencies

    Mar 18, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Fort Sam Houston kicked off the Army Emergency Relief campaign March 11 at the Roadrunner Community Center. Commanders and project officers were briefed about the annual campaign, which runs from March 1 to May 15.

  • Army, Morgan State leaders: Education will empower future

    Jun 2, 2011

    BALTIMORE -- Embracing education will empower students to define their future, Army and Morgan State University leaders told students March 17. The speakers interspersed advice with personal anecdotes as they spoke to about 500 local middle-school students on the MSU campus. "Make those hard decisions and accept those challenges," said Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, Aberdeen Proving Ground senior commander. "Every time you back away from a challenge, you need to ask yourself a question -- what roadblock does that put in front of me for the future. And then take the challenge."

  • Fort Bragg directorate receives green certification

    Mar 18, 2011

    The Directorate of Human Resources was certified as a Green Directorate at the Sustainability Management Council meeting on Feb. 17. The Green Directorate program encourages military units and civilian organizations on the installation to practice sustainable, daily operations and educates staff about the benefits of environmentally conscious business practices and their impacts on the mission. To become certified as a Green Directorate, organizations must implement specific measure to reduce waste, promote recycling and engage in environmentally preferred purchasing. The measures must also improve energy efficiency, conserve water and enhance air quality.

  • 15th Engineer Battalion's work builds home for animals

    Mar 18, 2011

    The Pfaendhausen training area here plays occasional host to Soldiers from both this garrison and visiting units who utilize the unique facilities and terrain. But there is one group of residents that finds the environment in Schweinfurt particularly appealing: the amphibians that make their home in the pristine woodlands and bodies of water within the training area.

  • Cannons away

    Mar 18, 2011

    Soldiers load five 75mm howitzers onto a Chinook helicopter March 15. The Chinook, which landed on Hedekin Field at Fort McPherson, picked up the cannons for training and an exercise event at Fort Rucker, Ala. The cannons are scheduled to be returned to Fort McPherson March 21.

  • WAMC Emergency Department at Fort Bragg leaves big footprint

    Mar 18, 2011

    In fiscal year 2010, Womack's Emergency Department volume was 67,000 patients. The patient population is expected to continue to grow as Base Closure and Realignment and other grow-the-Army initiatives continue to increase the beneficiary population in and around Fort Bragg. The recently-expanded Critical Care Area currently consists of a two-bay resuscitation/trauma room, 22 critical care monitored beds, two gynecology exam rooms and a special examination room, which supports the WAMC Emergency Department's sexual assault nurse examiner program. The entire Emergency Department is scheduled for a comprehensive renovation in 2012 to 2014.

  • Fort Bragg's Cleland Ice Rink skaters boogie the night away

    Mar 18, 2011

    Fort Bragg's Cleland Ice Rink boogied the night away with their skating production, Flapper Days to Disco Nights - A Rock Around the Rink Production, March 13. Thirty-six skaters of all ages performed to music from different generations going back to the 1930s.

  • Fort Bragg mothers, daughters, grandmothers enjoy tea at ASYMCA event

    Mar 18, 2011

    Many little girls love to serve tea, whether it's to all their favorite stuffed animals, their mother or an unwilling brother. On March 13, Fort Bragg daughters and their mothers and grandmothers dressed up for the real thing at the Armed Services YMCA Mother/Daughter Tea and Fashion Show. As guests walked into the main room where spring-colored decorated tables were lined up in rows, everyone received a gift. After tea was served the girls strutted their stuff and showed off their gowns during the fashion show.

  • Teamwork helps Fort Bragg unit to celebrate one year of no DUIs

    Mar 18, 2011

    The 189th Infantry Brigade celebrated a new record of one year with no driving under the influence for the 590 Soldiers who represent it. The unit continues to maintain this zero incident approach even after the holiday season has ended. The Soldiers, ranging in age from 21 to 57, understand the importance of drinking responsibly since its leaders continuously remind them that a DUI can end a career.

  • DoDDS-Europe middle school musicians team up for honors concert, workshop

    Mar 18, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - More than 170 middle school students from across the Heidelberg School District shared in some heavy sighs, tensed arm muscles and the occasional grimace from a screeching musical note. A,A

  • Fort Bragg housing contractor puts Families first with preventative maintenance visits

    Mar 18, 2011

    Picerne Military Housing manages nearly 6,300 homes on Fort Bragg, and every resident's safety and comfort remains the company's first priority. To ensure that all concerns are addressed first-hand, Picerne implemented the annual preventative maintenance visit. The visits are similar to annual inspections conducted in off-post communities nationwide.

  • Natick Civilian Personnel

    Mar 18, 2011

  • Fort Bragg Survivor Outreach Services educates public about ID changes

    Mar 18, 2011

    Fort Bragg had more than 74,000 military Family members access its post in fiscal year 2010 and continually strives to maintain a relationship worthy of a Soldiers commitment to service. Some people know that "D" is the designation for the child or dependent parent of a Soldier, but what some may not know is that the designation for surviving spouses of fallen servicemembers has long been "URW," which denotes an unmarried widow. Some people are just becoming aware of the change since ID cards often do not expire for five to six years. It is important to familiarize the Fort Bragg community with the change and Survivor Outreach Services and the Directorate of Human Resources have joined to get the message out to the public.

  • Flags fly at half-staff to render full honors

    Mar 18, 2011

    As directed by President Barack Obama, the flag flies at half-staff Tuesday in honor of Cpl. Frank Buckles. Buckles, the last surviving World War I veteran, was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., March 15.

  • Fort Bragg staff judge advocate answers survivors' questions about entitlements

    Mar 18, 2011

    When a person's status changes, they often have questions about whether their entitlement to services has changed. Fort Bragg has hree legal assistance offices that can help survivors with legal issues during the difficult time of transition, dealing with probate and estate issues, and also afterward with preparation of new estate planning documents for the survivors whose situations have changed. As long as a survivor maintains a valid military identification card, they remain entitled to services at the legal offices.

  • Today's class: understanding 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal

    Mar 18, 2011

    Don't Ask, Don't Tell may be ending soon, but there was asking and telling going on at the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell training brief held March 11 at The Commons at Fort McPherson. The purpose of the training was to inform senior military leaders and high grade Civilian employees about the repeal and the effects it will have on the military and its day-to-day operations.

  • Fort Bragg Family readiness group leaders learn skills at conference

    Mar 18, 2011

    On March 15, Family readiness group leaders from various units on Fort Bragg learned to better perform the duties required of group leaders to exhibit leadership and counseling skills similar to senior military leaders. A world-renowned expert on helping Families to face conflict and create great relationships was the keynote speaker and he gave the FRG members various scenarios, many of them based on his own experience with his children, and he explained how he handled them.

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