Archive: Apr 2011

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  • HRC outlines transfer of Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits

    Apr 12, 2011

    Servicemembers wanting to transfer their Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to dependent children must do so before they retire and their children will need to be full-time college students enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System by age 21.

  • Army's Lead Materiel Integrator

    Apr 12, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Materiel Command's (AMC) designation as Lead Materiel Integrator (LMI) heralds a new method of operating the Army's materiel distribution and redistribution processes by appointing a single manager to ensure that Soldiers have the right equipment at the right time to accomplish their missions.

  • Month of the Military Child: Autism on the rise

    Apr 12, 2011

    Soon-to-be parents buy clothes and diapers, assemble furniture, pick out names and dream about a happy, healthy, bright future for their impending arrival. However, many parents find themselves facing a very different reality when they discover their child is autistic.

  • Fort Stewart paralympians prepare for adaptive games

    Apr 12, 2011

    Two young Soldiers from Fort Stewart's Warrior Transition Battalion selected to compete in the second annual Warrior Games, May 16-21 in Colorado Springs, Colo., are focused on winning, not their injuries.

  • Serving the Army for more than half a century

    Apr 12, 2011

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (April 7, 2011) - U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) G-4 Senior Logistics Management Officer Charles "Chuck" D. Starcher received honors during a retirement ceremony here in the FORSCOM Headquarters building for more than a half century of service to the U.S. Army. Starcher will conclude nearly 53 years of combined military and civilian service upon officially retiring July 30, 2011. Maj. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, FORSCOM G4, hosted the ceremony and rendered remarks pertaining to Starcher's career accomplishments. "We are a better Army and we are a better G4 team because of your service," said Mason. "To the family, we owe you a debt of gratitude that our nation can not ever pay."

  • Wounded Warriors cast into Savannah lake

    Apr 12, 2011

    Eleven Soldiers with Fort Stewart's Warrior Transition Battalion endured 90-degree temperatures on the water at Lake Mayer in Savannah, April 9, as they partnered with local anglers for the Take a Soldier Fishing Wounded Warrior Bass Tournament.

  • 'Promethium Puma' uncovers weapons caches in Galuch Valley

    Apr 12, 2011

    Soldiers from Company A, Task Force Ironman taking part in Operation Promethium Puma located 20 weapons caches throughout the Galuch Valley, Afghanistan.

  • Deployed Soldiers remember, run '4 Life'

    Apr 12, 2011

    Many service members, civilians, males and females of all races are at risk for cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 1.2 million new patients fight the disease each year.

  • 4th Annual Joint Service Drill Exhibition

    Apr 12, 2011

    The U.S. Army Drill Team, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), won the 4th Annual Joint Service Drill Exhibition for the second year in a row, at the Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C. on April 9. The Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard Drill Teams were critiqued on five different areas of drill and ceremony by military and civilian judges.

  • IMCOM, JBSA commanders celebrate Fiesta San Antonio: "The Party With a Purpose"

    Apr 12, 2011

    Fiesta San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event, but now features more than 100 events with an economic impact of almost $284 million for the city. Every event during Fiesta, known as "The Party With a Purpose," raises money for a different charity in the city. Given San Antonio's storied military past, marked by the Battle of the Alamo, several Fiesta events in particular pay tribute to military heroes past and present. Lt. Gen. Lynch, commanding general of Installation Management Command, his wife, Mrs. Sarah Lynch, Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola, and his wife, Mrs. Beth Ciotola represented IMCOM at three events April 8 to 10: La Noche del Rey Feo, the Investiture of King Antonio, and the Ft. Sam Fiesta and Fireworks Military Ceremony and Reception.

  • Guam Soldiers team up to hone combat life saver skills at Balikatan

    Apr 12, 2011

    Soldiers from the Guam National Guard worked shoulder-to-shoulder with U.S. Navy corpsmen to teach Combat Life Saver techniques to members of the Armed Forces Philippines April 8 as a part of Balikatan 2011.

  • Natick Soldiers help students experience history

    Apr 12, 2011

    One can study history or experience it. Each year for more than a decade, Soldiers from the Natick Soldier Systems Center have helped history come alive for seventh graders at Monsignor James J. Haddad Middle School. It happened again April 8 as 62 students began studying Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War.

  • IMCOM CSM joins 300 motorcyclists to pay tribute to veterans

    Apr 12, 2011

    IMCOM CSM joins 300 motorcyclists to pay tribute to veterans Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola, Installation Management Command, joined about 300 motorcyclists to pay tribute to veterans during the Fiesta de los Veteranos motorcycle ride and rally Saturday, April 9. The event was held in conjunction with the 11th Annual "To Hell and Back" Biker Run. The biker run began at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Kerrville, Texas, and ended at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, where the fiesta celebration began. The event featured food, music, children's games and drill team demonstrations. Proceeds from the event go toward constructing the South Texas Veterans Health Care System Fisher House near the hospital in San Antonio. This is the first year that the rally has been officially part of the Fiesta celebrations.

  • Presidio of Monterey wins quality-of-life award

    Apr 12, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio earned the Superior Quality of Life Award for a small unit or installation for successfully teaming with a local mass transportation company, Monterey Salinas Transit, under the Mass Transportation Benefit Program and the Transportation Incentive Program.

  • Presidio of Monterey wins quality-of-life award

    Apr 12, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio earned the Superior Quality of Life Award for a small unit or installation for successfully teaming with a local mass transportation company, Monterey Salinas Transit, under the Mass Transportation Benefit Program and the Transportation Incentive Program.

  • Presidio of Monterey wins quality-of-life award

    Apr 12, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio earned the Superior Quality of Life Award for a small unit or installation for successfully teaming with a local mass transportation company, Monterey Salinas Transit, under the Mass Transportation Benefit Program and the Transportation Incentive Program.

  • Forces find gift of giving 'humbling' during Balikatan

    Apr 12, 2011

    United States servicemembers joined members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in making donations to four villages in the Tarlac region of the Philippines, April 8, as a matter of good will during exercise Balikatan 2011.

  • Building Strong: People -- Bill Lyness: Boat Captain

    Apr 12, 2011

    Many of the Army's boats belong to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which maintains many of the nation's navigable waterways to ensure safe passage for commercial, recreational, and law enforcement needs. And one of the many jobs the Army Corps offers to civilians is boat captain.

  • SecArmy honors Army Suggestors of the Year

    Apr 12, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal presided over an annual awards ceremony March 15, in the Pentagon Auditorium, to recognize the Army's 2010 Suggestors of the Year.

  • Blacksmiths focus on HAZMAT

    Apr 12, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Troopers with Charlie Medical Company (CMC), 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division scheduled the month of April to focus on preventing injury and illness by educating Soldiers on hazardous materials used in day to day operations.

  • Remotely stationed troops receive finance, AAFES visit

    Apr 12, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Once a month, a finance team with 9th Financial Management Company, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, out of Fort Lewis, Wash., and personnel with the Army and Air Force Exchange Services set up shop in the dining facilities of remote outposts in United States Division - South to serve troopers there.

  • Fort, community meet to combat child abuse, raise public awareness during conference

    Apr 12, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Strong communities raise strong children. In turn, communities that care can help reduce adverse actions involving children. On Friday, agencies from on and off Fort Huachuca came together at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre to discuss child abuse prevention and intervention.

  • For human, animal safety, don't feed wildlife

    Apr 12, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Wildlife and Fort Huachuca residents have coexisted since the installation was established in 1877. Buildings, landscaping and other facilities that allow people to work, live and play on post tend to attract wildlife and provide more abundant shelter, food and water than nearby, undeveloped land. If people attract prey animals by making food available to them intentionally or not, they provide a reliable place for predatory animals to come to hunt.

  • Army Executive Outreach hosts Honor Flight from Georgia, South Carolina

    Apr 12, 2011

    The U.S. Army Executive Outreach office hosted an Honor Flight, which included 25 WWII and Korean War Veterans from various locations in Georgia and South Carolina. There were veterans from each service, and they ranged in age from 81 to 94 years old. Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization that transports veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans - World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.

  • Leaders say DADT repeal training effective

    Jun 3, 2011

    Commands Army-wide are beginning to train Soldiers in preparation for repeal of the law commonly referred to as "Don't Ask Don't Tell."

  • Additional housing now available on Fort Huachuca

    Apr 12, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- With the opening of five new homes on Fort Huachuca, Soldiers and families stationed here now have more available housing options. Mountain Vista Communities opened the new homes in Coronado Village neighborhood with a ribbon cutting during a grand opening ceremony March 30. Representatives from the Department of the Army, Fort Huachuca, R.L. Workman Homes, LLC and Michael's Military Housing were on hand for the celebration.

  • Gen. George W. Casey Jr.'s Retirement Ceremony, April 11, 2011

    Apr 12, 2011

  • New DPG A/V Web Portal

    Apr 12, 2011

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  • USAMITC Employee Recognized for Superior Service

    Apr 12, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS - Commands often recognize employees for "jobs well done" and "superior performance," and the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) is no exception. The command recognized one of its own in an awards ceremony held recently at USAMITC.

  • 'Soldier's Soldier' becomes 37th Army chief of staff

    Apr 12, 2011

  • March 31, 2011, Gen. Chiarelli remarks at the Army Test and Evaluation Command Commanders Conference

    Apr 12, 2011

    Gen. Chiarelli remarks at the Army Test and Evaluation Command Commanders Conference

  • Recruiting Command giving recruiters, families more predictability in assignments

    Apr 12, 2011

    While they will no longer be able to remain in the same location more than three to four years, career recruiters and their families will soon have more predictability in knowing when and where their next Recruiting Command assignment will take them.

  • Mother's invitation accepted by first lady

    Apr 12, 2011

    The mother of Army Contracting Command-Rock Island student aide Adam Geneva put her words into action - and the graduates at University of Northern Iowa will benefit.

  • Work ethic, attitude take top honors in competition

    Apr 12, 2011

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, PA. - Two employees earned Tobyhanna's quarterly performance awards using a positive attitude and strong work ethic.

  • Foreign adoption raises universal smiles

    Apr 12, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Master Sgt. Matthew Shea and his wife Heidi were unwavering parents long before they met their daughter - a petite 2-year-old girl from China. A,A The couple wrestled with decisions - should they do an international adoption or shouldn't they' A,A They struggled through setbacks - after two years of paperwork, their adoption program closed and the Sheas had to start anew.

  • Service Excellence in Central Florida

    Apr 12, 2011

    Central Florida is a hub for science, tourism hospitality and service excellence. Army Medicine's Deputy Surgeon General, Major General Patricia Horoho, and the Trust Enhancement & Sustainment Taskforce experienced a variety of Central Florida's service excellence and science organizations during a recent site visit March 6th through the 8th. The site visit to Central Florida was designed to showcase people and organizations who have built their success in service excellence.

  • Covenant signing reaffirms commitment to customer service, employee development

    Apr 12, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was only fitting that a ceremony on the occasion of the signing of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Employee and Customer Covenant started off by recognizing several FMWR staff members for sustained excellent service.

  • New USAREUR commander visits Baumholder

    Apr 12, 2011

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Members of the U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder welcomed Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, U. S. Army Europe commander, and his wife, Susan, to the installation April 4.

  • ACOE Gold Winner: Garrison named best of the best

    Apr 12, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden was named the 2011 Army Chief of Staff Army Communities of Excellence Gold Winner - a distinction that puts it at the top of a select list of outstanding garrison's across the Army.

  • Transportation Coordinator for 530th CSSB all smiles on the job

    Apr 12, 2011

    Part of our "Lifeliner Spotlight" series, which focuses on our young junior enlisted troops.

  • Old Guard Soldiers to participate in BRC 2011

    Apr 12, 2011

    Fort Benning, Ga., is celebrating the 28th Best Ranger Competition 2011, starting April 15. Four soldiers from The Old Guard are trying to win the best ranger competition.

  • Ready, Reset, Go! CECOM volunteers gain valuable greening experience at CEER-T mission

    Apr 12, 2011

    Supporting the warfighter. We all want to do that. Some civilians get to work with Soldiers in theater but many of us never get that opportunity so we do our best to have an impact from our desk, laboratory or range.

  • Reflections of Gen. George W. Casey Jr.

    Apr 12, 2011

    Over the past four years, I have watched our men and women in action in the most demanding combat environments and on training grounds around the world. I couldn't be prouder of their courage, their resilience, and their commitment to the values and ideals that make this country and this Army great. Their willingness to sacrifice to build a better future for others and to preserve our way of life is a great strength of this Nation. They epitomize what is best about America. I am extremely proud to have led that Army.

  • Dempsey lays out themes for tenure as Army chief

    Apr 12, 2011

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey succeeded Gen. George W. Casey Jr. as the Army chief of staff during a ceremony at Fort Myer, Va., today.

  • 2nd ID commander visits Soldiers in Philippines

    Apr 12, 2011

    PAMPANGA, Philippines - Second Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker visited troops from the division's 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment participating in Balikatan 2011 in the Republic of the Philippines.

  • Warrior Transition Unit-Europe and U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr go to the dogs

    Apr 12, 2011

    Two dozen dogs of all shapes, breeds and sizes showed up for the April 1 opening of Rose Barracks' new dog park, located right across from the Little Mike recreation area. The fenced-in dog park provides a friendly environment where dog owners can let their canine friends romp off-leash and socialize with their fellow quadrupeds. After the dog park opening, April 1, PWG members and Soldiers of Delta Company, Warrior Transition Unit-Europe (WTU-E) traveled to the Amberg Tierheim (animal shelter) where they presented Theo Schmausser, chairperson of the Amberg Animal Association, with 250 pounds of dog food, bedding and other creature comforts.

  • Touchdown training: Local youths gear-up and get down to grass tactics in Vilseck

    Apr 12, 2011

    More than 50 young sports enthusiasts had their game faces on as they blocked, ran and hot-dogged their way around the Vilseck High School football field during a football clinic here, April 2-3. The two-day clinic brought young footballers, ages 8-18, together with players from the Frankfurt Universe, a semipro American football team out of Frankfurt, Germany.

  • 6-52nd ADA celebrates Women's History Month

    Apr 12, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Michelle Obama, Tina Turner, and Frita Kahlo all belong to a long list of women who had a significant impact in our contemporary world history.

  • March 17, 2011, VCSA remarks at Army Women in Transition Symposium and Hall of Fame Luncheon

    Aug 26, 2011

    VCSA remarks at Army Women in Transition Symposium and Hall of Fame Luncheon

  • CDC, FAP educates on child abuse

    Mar 30, 2012

    Army Community Services Family Advocacy Program partnered with Child Youth and School Services' School-Age Services to educate children and parents on Child Abuse Awareness Month.

  • US, Philippine forces train military working dogs during Balikatan

    Apr 11, 2011

    U.S. servicemembers exchanged K-9 training methods with troops from the Armed Force of the Philippines April 7 during exercise Balikatan 2011, an annual training and humanitarian assistance exercise between the U.S. and Philippines being held April 5-15.

  • U.S. military remains ready to help Japan

    Apr 11, 2011

    The U.S. military remains ready to help Japan, even as it has repositioned many assets since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake marked a chain of disasters there one month ago, military officials said.

  • 37th Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey

    Apr 11, 2011

  • 'Soldier's Soldier' becomes 37th Army chief of staff

    Apr 11, 2011

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was sworn in as the Army's 37th chief of staff on April 11, surrounded by an enormous family, mentors, his classmates from the 1974 graduating class at West Point, the secretary of the Army and the secretary of Defense.

  • Cobra blood a winning recipe for survival training at Balikatan

    Apr 11, 2011

    U.S. Soldiers and Marines conducted jungle survival training April 6, as part of Balikatan 2011 in the Philippines, an annual joint exercise between the armed forces of the United States and the Republic of the Philippines.

  • General George W. Casey Jr. Retirement Remarks as Delivered Monday, April 11, 2011

    Apr 11, 2011

    Good morning ... thanks for coming out, and thank you all for your patience with the changes of the last week but, more importantly, thank you for your outpouring of support as we have wrestled with Jackson's loss. Your support is the only thing that has made this tragedy somewhat bearable. So, thank you all very much.

  • Joint weapons training at Clark Field

    Apr 11, 2011

    U.S. Marines from Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, familiarized members of the Philippine Air Force with weapons in the United States arsenal April 7 in support of Balikatan 2011.

  • General George W. Casey Jr. retirement ceremony remarks as delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert

    Apr 11, 2011

    I'm honored to be here today to pay tribute to a truly dedicated soldier, General George Casey, as he retires after more than four decades of service to our country.

  • Carnival atmosphere of U.S. Army Soldier Show provides getaway

    Apr 11, 2011

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The carnival concept of the 2011 U.S. Army Soldier Show will take audiences on a globe-spanning journey to more fun-filled venues in 90 minutes than some folks experience in a lifetime.

  • New DoD initiatives to detect concussion under study

    Apr 11, 2011

    The deputy director for traumatic brain injury at the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and TBI said new initiatives will aid in the recognition of concussion while Soldiers are still in-theater.

  • Sacramento District breaks ground on Fort Hunter Liggett solar array

    Apr 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and its partners broke ground April 8 on a solar energy project at Fort Hunter Liggett that will provide 30 percent of the post's electricity.

  • Guard helps rescue WWII vet in North Dakota flood

    Apr 11, 2011

    A North Dakota National Guard quick response force helped rescue an 87-year-old World War II veteran from his flooded home Saturday.

  • Thoughts on Crossing the Line of Departure

    Apr 11, 2011

  • Thoughts on Crossing the Line of Departure

    Apr 11, 2011

  • Thoughts on Crossing the Line of Departure

    Apr 11, 2011

    "I'm honored to be your 37th Chief of Staff..."

  • Thoughts on crossing the line of departure

    Apr 11, 2011

    "I'm honored to be your 37th Chief of Staff..."

  • Nine commands win quality of life awards

    Apr 11, 2011

    Nine teams and garrisons from Korea to Maryland have earned recognition in the 2010 Secretary of the Army Quality of Life awards.

  • Ecuadorian military officers visit the Defense Ammunition Center

    Apr 11, 2011

    Ecuadorian military officers visits the Defense Ammunition Center and McAlester Army Ammunition Plant.

  • 7th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers earn German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    Apr 11, 2011

    Over the Shore Soldiers of the 11th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade found themselves testing their physical and mental metal as they competed for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, April 5.

  • Fort Polk MPs muscle way to truck pull victory

    Apr 11, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - The 209th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, overcame a false start to overpower five other teams and claim first place in the Fort Polk Intramural Sports Program's first truck pull competition April 6 at the post's Soldiers Athletic Complex.

  • Chinn, Fort Polk area mayors pledge protection for children

    Apr 11, 2011

    LEESVILLE, La. - Mayors from Vernon and Beauregard parishes joined with Brig. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn, commander, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, to sign a proclamation in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and Month of the Military Child during a ceremony April 1 at Leesville City Hall.

  • Employees trained, ready to test encryption devices

    Apr 11, 2011

    The employees are trained and new test stations are in place, ready to screen KGV-72 Programmable In-Line Encryption Devices that are part of the Blue Force Tracking (BFT) system.

  • Third Regimental Warrant Officer Assumes Responsibility

    Apr 11, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Edward F. Dorman, Chief of Transportation and U.S. Army Transportation School commandant, and Kenneth Gilman, Transportation Corps honorary regimental warrant officer, participate in a change of responsibility ceremony as the Regimental Warrant Officer duties pass from Chief Warrant Officer 5 Michael L. Keith to Chief Warrant Officer 5 Thomas J. Wilson. The RWO has the duty of advising the Chief of Transportation on matters relevant to Transportation Corps warrant officers. Wilson is only the third RWO for the Corps and the first to assume duties at Fort Lee.

  • Ceremony honors Bataan Death March sufferers, survivors

    Apr 11, 2011

    Distinguished visitors, servicemembers, veterans and members of the community attended a wreath-laying ceremony here to remember the Bataan Death March and honor World War II veterans from the Philippines, United States, and allied nations.

  • MIRC Conducts 2011 Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 11, 2011

    The Military Intelligence Readiness Command recently conducted the 2011 Best Warrior Competition to select a Soldier and an NCO to compete at the US Army Reserve Command Best Warrior Competition. The week-long event tested Soldiers' , skills, Warrior Tasks, and fitness. Spc. Mitchel Dolan, HHC, 378th MI BN, earned the title of 2011 MIRC Best Warrior Soldier and Sgt. Matthew Bledsoe, Det. 6, 3100 SIG, earned the title of 2011 MIRC Best Warrior NCO.

  • Run away barge trapped on I-20 bridge pier

    Apr 11, 2011

    Barge removal on the Mississippi River

  • USACE Sacramento District completes largest-ever Army land exchange deal

    Apr 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has completed the Army's largest-ever land exchange deal, between the Army Reserve and the city of Dublin, Calif.

  • Two new Soldiers help Byers lead Army wrestlers to national Greco crown

    Apr 11, 2011

    Two first-year Soldiers helped veteran Army World Class Athlete Program wrestlers win their sixth consecutive Greco-Roman team title at the 2011 ASICS U.S. Open Wrestling Championships on April 8-9 at Public Hall.

  • Two new Soldiers help Byers lead Army wrestlers to national Greco crown

    Apr 11, 2011

    Two first-year Soldiers helped veteran Army World Class Athlete Program wrestlers win their sixth consecutive Greco-Roman team title at the 2011 ASICS U.S. Open Wrestling Championships on April 8-9 at Public Hall.

  • Bass tourney keeps general's memory alive

    Apr 11, 2011

    HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas-The sun was still down, but more than 60 boaters were up in anticipation on the first call to hit the waters of Stillhouse Hollow Lake and cast their first lines.

  • Month of the Military Child

    Apr 11, 2011

    April is the Month of the Military Child. See coverage from around the military community.

  • New PT test to get at least 6-month trial

    Apr 11, 2011

    So far, pilot testing for the new Army Physical Readiness Test has only been conducted at Fort Jackson, S.C., where the Army Physical Fitness School is located.

  • South Fort Polk teacher named Vernon Parish teacher of year

    Apr 11, 2011

    A teacher plays a significant role in a child's life, instructing their students in subjects that move them into the next grade level. Some passionate teachers go beyond simple instruction and not only get students involved to learn the basic material, but also teach children life lessons. To them, it is more than a job, especially for South Polk Elementary teacher Susan Price, the 2011 Vernon Parish Teacher of the Year.

  • Fort Polk engineers take on nation-wide relief, rescue role

    Apr 11, 2011

    In the event a catastrophic hurricane were to hit New Orleans, such as Katrina did in August 2005, one of the first groups to respond to the emergency will most likely be Fort Polk's 46th Engineer Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, as part of the Army's 2nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade.

  • Army War College focuses conference on civil-military relationship

    Apr 11, 2011

    A year-long review of the military as a profession served as the backdrop for the 2011 Army War College Strategy Conference, "American Society and its Profession of Arms."

  • Family, Soldiers honor Spc. Richardson

    Apr 11, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers, civilians and family members gathered together to mourn the loss of Spc. Justin Richardson at a memorial service held in his honor April 7.

  • WATCH LIVE AT 3 P.M. EST: Gen. Martin E. Dempsey swears in as the 37th Chief of Staff of the Army

    Apr 11, 2011

    Watch Gen. Martin E. Dempsey assume duties as the 37th Chief of Staff of the Army today, beginning at 3 p.m. EST.

  • Serving Up Excellence - Connelly Style

    Apr 11, 2011

    The 2011 U.S. Army Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Food Service program recognized winners

  • Hometown law enforcement professionals play key role in Operation New Dawn

    Apr 11, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Back in High Ridge, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis, David Curtis is a hero, a local police officer who has given 28 years to the force.

  • Soldiers come out for command's first Dining In

    Apr 11, 2011

    It was a time of tradition and fun as members of the Expeditionary Contracting Command held its first Dining-In March 24, in Huntsville, Ala. The evening's event was hosted by Brig. Gen. Joe Bass, ECC commanding general. Bass also served as the president of the mess. Soldiers representing each of ECC's brigades and battalion were present, formally attired to partake and celebrate in this momentous occasion.

  • Fort McPherson honors Women's History Month

    Apr 11, 2011

    Guest panalists (from left) Barbara Schwartz, director, U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Directorate of Human Resources; Sgt. Maj. Scarlett Williams, deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command G1; and Cynthia Giesecke, Army Family Team Building/Army Family Action Plan program coordinator, Army Community Service, USAG Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation, discuss the obstacles they have overcome as women operating in work environments formerly dominated by men. A question-and-answer session followed their testimonies, which was part of the USAG Women's History Month Food Tasting event at The Commons at Fort McPherson Monday.

  • How to find spiritual resiliency

    Apr 11, 2011

    Coping with life in the fast lane -- a commentary by Command Chaplain/Col. Douglas Kinder

  • Gen. Martin E. Dempsey: Thoughts on Crossing the Line of Departure

    Jun 2, 2011

    The 37th CSA provides his hopes, expectations for the next four years.

  • IMCOM-SE: where we've been, where we're going

    Apr 11, 2011

    Installation Management Command-Southeast Region (IMCOM-SE) is located in Bldg. 171 at Fort McPherson and has the critical mission of managing Army installations in the southeastern United States, Puerto Rico and Honduras. IMCOM-SE provides all base operations, public works and Family support programs, ensuring the readiness of Soldiers, Families and military units. IMCOM-SE has more than 15,000 employees and manages a $2.2 billion annual operating budget.

  • Gen. George W. Casey Jr. farewell letter

    Jun 2, 2011

    Read what the outgoing 36th Chief of the Army has to say to the Army community.

  • Gen. George W. Casey Jr. farewell letter

    Apr 11, 2011

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr. farewell letter to the U.S. Army community.

  • Twilight Tattoo: Colorful Military Pageant

    Apr 11, 2011

    This performance is free and open to the public. Bleacher seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock wins Social Media Shorty Award

    Apr 11, 2011

    NASA astronaut U.S. Army Col. Doug Wheelock was honored with a Shorty Award for an image of the moon he took and posted to his Twitter account, @Astro_Wheels, while living aboard the International Space Station last year.

  • Fort McPherson becomes classroom for day

    Apr 11, 2011

    On March 25, Fort McPherson became a classroom for 54 students from Toomer Elementary School during a field trip to the installation. The trip, coordinated between Jean Blackshear, a second grade teacher at the school, and Camellia Jefferson, U.S. Army Garrison school liaison officer, allowed the children, in kindergarten through third grade, to see what life was like on a military installation. The children were able to use the things they saw to enhance the lessons they were learning in class, Blackshear added.

  • From sacrifices to success: Three students share their perspectives on growing up in the military

    Apr 11, 2011

    As a part of the Month of the Military Child celebration, U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoher profiled three active students who are successfully navigating deployement at Vilseck High School. Students Payton Bodecker, Scott Hammel and Janet Thornton know the drill. They're experts at balancing the demands of schoolwork and extracurricular activities. However, each is still refining ways to deal with the trials and triumphs of life while their family member is deployed.

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