Archive: Apr 2011

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  • "What historical woman do you most admire'"

    Apr 11, 2011

    Man on the street: This week the Sentinel asked community members: "What historical woman do you most admire'"

  • Post works to prevent child abuse

    Apr 11, 2011

    In 1989, a Virginia grandmother tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car as a way to remember her grandson who died from abuse. That small gesture sparked the Blue Ribbon Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse, a national effort to remember those children who lost their lives because of abuse and neglect. On Friday, staff members at Army Community Service placed blue ribbons on an artificial tree in the foyer of the Community Readiness Center. The event marked the start of the installation's observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  • CDC opens Month of Military Child, plans lots of fun

    Apr 11, 2011

    The Month of the Military Child got off to a hopping start April 1 when the Fort McPherson Child Development Center (CDC) staff held a cake cutting ceremony and sock hop for its children. The event was the first of many that will occur each day, said Christine Darrisaw, lead preschool education technician.

  • From Bagram to the mountains

    Apr 11, 2011

    How Ammo supply Soldiers ensure troops have what they need to defend themselves.

  • 467th Transportation Hands Operations Over to the 709th Transportation

    Apr 11, 2011

    718th Transportation Battalion said farewell to the 467th Transportation Detachment and welcomed the 709th Transportation Detachment in the fold. Both detachments are based out of the reserve center located in Tacoma, Wash. Their mission while in theater is to provide the Army with logistical watercraft support, and quite often, to perform joint logistical missions with other branches of the armed forces.

  • Comedian cuts up crowd at the Zone

    Apr 11, 2011

    Comedian Tommy Davidson had the audience roaring as he shared his unique perspective on everything from waiting in line at the supermarket to female flatulence with the packed crowd at Hohenfels' Zone, March 12.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 11, 2011

    "Boys and Men Healing is a powerful film, which will truly benefit men sexually abused as children, and those who care about them...

  • From Bagram to the mountains

    Apr 11, 2011

    Ammunition Supply Company ensures Soldiers are well-stocked with resources to defend themselves.

  • TF Warrior transitions Combat Outpost Tangi to Afghan security forces

    Apr 11, 2011

    Task Force Warrior Soldiers made final preparations to transition Combat Outpost Tangi to Afghan National Security Forces, April 8.

  • Fisher House helps servicemembers' children with scholarships

    Apr 11, 2011

    Military children of servicemembers who died or who were seriously disabled in the line of duty might be eligible for a college education through the Fisher House Foundation.

  • The "Girls next door"

    Apr 11, 2011

    Story on Filmmaker JulieHera DeStefano, as she spent several months in Afghanistan to chronicle the lives of female servicemembers in a combat environment, and the transitions they make back home.

  • Top NCOs visit ROK Army Division headquarters

    Apr 11, 2011

    HWACHEON, South Korea - To enhance alliance interaction and friendship, Republic of Korea Army Maj. Gen. Jun In-bum, commander of the ROK Army's 27th Infantry Division, invited senior alliance noncommissioned officers to the 27th Infantry Division headquarters March 22.

  • Army Family Action Plan Conference held in Korea

    Apr 11, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The annual 2011 Eighth Army Army Family Action Plan Conference was held in the Dragon Hill Lodge here April 3 - 7.

  • All along the Afghanistan - Pakitstan border

    Apr 11, 2011

    Aerial photos taken from a Blackhawk helicopter, April 4, 2011, near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

  • Avoided shutdown reinforces need for financial planning

    Apr 11, 2011

    The avoided government shutdown serves as a stark reminder for the need to save money for a rainy day.

  • 467th Transportation Hands Operations over to the 709th Trans.

    Apr 11, 2011

    On March 30, 2011 the 718th Transportation Battalion said farewell to the 467th Transportation Detachment and welcomed the 709th Transportation Detachment. Both detachments are out of the reserve center located in Tacoma, Washington. Their mission while in theater is to provide the Army with logistical watercraft support and often perform joint logistical missions with other branches of the armed forces.

  • Mentally prep for your Soldier's redeployment

    Apr 11, 2011

    Spouses and families of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment may be ready for their Soldiers to come home, but how many are mentally prepared for the reintegration process' If you're one of the ones that plan on winging it, this information is for you.

  • Dogs of war: TF Duke canine unit brings skills to fight

    Apr 11, 2011

    Canine handlers and their military working dogs attached to Task Force Duke conducted training involving detection, obedience and patrol skills at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, April 5.

  • Fort Lee fire department earns IMCOM-NE award

    Apr 10, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 7, 2011) -- Members of Team Lee can feel safe in their homes, offices and anywhere else within the reach of Fort Lee Fire and Emergency Services - not only because of its outstanding service to the community - but also because the department recently earned the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's Northeast Region 2010 Fire Department of the Year award for small fire departments.

  • Civil War campaign delivers lessons for SAMS students

    Apr 10, 2011

    Students from the School of Advanced Military Studies, also known as SAMS, participated in a week-long staff ride in Vicksburg, Mississippi, examining the Battle of Vicksburg, the civil war campaign that took Union forces almost nine months to win.

  • Civil War lessons for SAMS students

    Apr 10, 2011

    Students from the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) participated in a week-long staff ride looking at the Vicksburg Campaign of the Civil War.

  • The Army's Lean Six Sigma Program

    Apr 10, 2011

    <b> What is it' </b> Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a vital part of today's business environment. It attacks inefficiencies - waste caused by defects and eliminates non value-added flow of information or materials, data storage, stacks of inventory, overproduction and extra processing. With Lean Six Sigma proven techniques, Army managers have the skills to find, fix and finalize efficiencies to save time and money and improve our nation's ready forces at best value.

  • Overcoming personal, professional challenges key to success in U.S. Army officer's most recent

    Apr 10, 2011

    BAGHDAD - U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kevin J. Butler received a Joint Service Commendation Medal at Forward Operating Base Union III April 7, for accomplishments during his most recent deployment.

  • Husky operator goes looking for "trouble" so others may be safe

    Apr 10, 2011

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LAGMAN, Afghanistan-In 1968, artist Harry Nilsson recorded a song made famous by its opening lyric, "One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do." The lyric may ring true to some, but for U.S. Army Sgt. Carl Logan, one suits him fine. Life as a Husky operator can be an isolated one. The vehicle mounted mine detector is a one-person vehicle, but plays an imperative role in countering the threat of land mines and improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan.

  • Guard Steps Up Tech in 2011 Flood Fight

    Apr 9, 2011

    FARGO, N.D. - Upon stepping into the North Dakota National Guard's Joint Task Force-East, the headquarters for flood operations across eastern North Dakota, a visitor sees a wall of screens filled with every key piece of information leaders need to make timely and sound decisions regarding troop response. It's part of what the military calls Knowledge Management. Elements of it have been used in past flood fights, but this is the first time the entire Knowledge Management concept has been incorporated.

  • Combined Efforts Help Evacuate World War II Veteran from Flooded Home

    Apr 9, 2011

    In a vivid demonstration of how agencies work together to help others during a flood, a handful of county, state and federal assets combined forces today to evacuate a World War II veteran from his rural home between Argusville and Harwood, N.D.

  • U.S. Army engineers compete in the 2011 Best Sapper Competition

    Apr 9, 2011

    The Best Sapper Competition is a grueling six-phase, three-day competition to determine the U.S. Army's best engineers.

  • Secretary of Defense visits Iraq for one last time

    Apr 9, 2011

  • Budget deal avoids government shutdown

    Apr 9, 2011

    Government agencies are continuing normal operations after the administration, the Senate and the House of Representatives agreed to a fiscal 2011 budget.

  • Helmick updates Fort Bragg on operations

    Apr 9, 2011

    From his United States Forces - Iraq headquarters in Baghdad, Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, deputy commanding general for operations, USF-I, held a video teleconference with media at Fort Bragg, N.C., about current operations in Iraq. Helmick, who spoke with the reporters on April 1, is commanding general of XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg.

  • Organizations help bring comfort, support to service members

    Apr 9, 2011

    Imagine that you are deployed to a foreign country for 12 months and not receiving a single letter or package from anyone. The stressful work hours and austere environment affect your morale, but feeling like no one back home cares about you can make it even harder to get by each day.

  • Government Shutdown

    Apr 8, 2011

    Government Shutdown

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    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Imagine being a specialty window cleaner for cleaning the outside windows on skyscrapers. It takes a gutsy individual who thrives on adrenalin rushes to take on this role, a potentially dangerous one in which a sudden wind and the wrong conditions can cause an individual to make a deadly plunge. Now, envision an even more specialized role in which an individual climbs a ladder to the top of a gigantic wind turbine to inspect and clean the blades and assure they are in proper working order before rappelling down its shaft, inspecting it along the way. It happened on Fort Huachuca, March 15, when Fort Huachuca's gigantic wind turbine was inspected and cleaned, making it one step closer to being put into operation.

  • Fitness School demos new APRT at Pentagon

    Apr 8, 2011

    Instructors from the Army Physical Fitness School demonstrated exercises from the Army Physical Readiness Test April 7 at the Pentagon Athletic Center. The APRT is designed to replace the current Army Physical Fitness Test and is currently in a pilot stage at several installations.

  • Army adjusting retention-control points

    Apr 8, 2011

    New retention-control points for privates through staff sergeants will take effect June 1.

  • Fort Rucker honors Women of the Year

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker recognized five women March 31 for their remarkable "character and outstanding effort."

  • USAG-HI's School Age Center exceeds standard

    Apr 8, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The School Age Center, here, is another example of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's ongoing efforts to support the Army Family Covenant by ensuring excellence in schools, youth services and child care.

  • Hawaii's Island Palm Communities launches window safety campaign

    Apr 8, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Windows play a vital role in home safety, serving as a secondary escape route in the event of a fire or other emergency.

  • Wind makes course 'level' for all players

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Maintaining straight shots is challenging in windy conditions, even for experienced golfers.

  • Fort Rucker honors volunteers for service

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker Family gathered for "Celebrating People in Action" to salute individuals who selflessly serve the community.

  • Beauty queens to entertain troops, community

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Pageant contestants from around the state entertain Soldiers and Fort Rucker community members for a second year in a row May 13.

  • Army celebrates military children

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- April is Month of the Military Child and it's being celebrated with a theme of "Celebrate Military Children: The Strength of Our Future" at Fort Rucker and other Army garrisons.

  • Severe weather a year-round concern

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- As spring and winter continue to battle for dominance in Alabama's weather system, officials urge those living and working in the area to be mindful of changing weather patterns.

  • Iowa AAP visit offers newly hired production managers insight

    Apr 8, 2011

    Newly hired production managers of Joint Munitions Command headquarters toured the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant early March to gain a better understanding of its capabilities, ammunition production process, and gain insight on how their efforts as a production manager supports the warfighter. These visits enable new production managers to see the actual phases of Load, Assemble, Pack or LAP, quality check points, and how the overall production process work at an ammunition plant.

  • DPS officials warn against 'crimes of opportunity'

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Recent thefts and vandalism at Fort Rucker provide ample reason to why motorists parking on post should never leave their vehicles open and unlocked, Directorate of Public Safety officials said.

  • New technology, services improve Lyster healthcare

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lyster Army Health Clinic is in the midst of consolidation of clinics, renovations and technology advancements to better serve the Army Family.

  • Fort Rucker honors Women of the Year

    Apr 8, 2011

  • Local chamber members get sneak peek at Iowa AAP

    Apr 8, 2011

    Local southeast Iowa chambers of commerce members toured the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant mid-March for a closer look into ammunition production facilities. The tour began with a command brief that highlighting the plant's mission, capabilities, electrical infrastructure, demolition facilities, and IAAAP's safety and environmental program from Lt. Col. Tommie Hewitt.

  • Government shutdown

    Apr 8, 2011

    Due to the government shutdown, this website is not currently being updated.

  • Aviation captain receives DFC

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- An Aviation Captains Career Course student received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroic efforts while in Afghanistan.

  • St. Ambrose University to Conduct Information Sessions (Updated)

    Apr 8, 2011

    St. Ambrose University personnel will be on the Island to hold information sessions for those who are interested in taking undergraduate, Master of Organizational Leadership, or Master of Business Administration courses through the contracted Rock Island University housed in the Garrison. The perspective commands, locations and dates for these Information Sessions are listed below. If you wish to learn more about the contracted St. Ambrose University/R.I. University Program, we encourage you to please stop in at your convenience.

  • Shutdown could affect young troops most, Gates says

    May 24, 2011

    While emphasizing that servicemembers eventually will receive the pay they would earn during a government shutdown, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates acknowledged that if the government shuts down for a week starting tomorrow, their mid-month paychecks would include only the pay they earned for the first week of the month.

  • Latest USASAC News on Potential Government Shutdown

    Apr 8, 2011

    Updated information for USASAC employees on the potential government shutdown.

  • Stop and Prevent: Proclamations aim to raise awareness

    Apr 8, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - A handmade quilt and decorated blue jeans were on display at the signing of two proclamations at Army Community Service, here, April 1.

  • The Spanish-American War: The Forgotten Beginning of Waging Modern War

    Apr 8, 2011

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers preparing for possible nationwide closure of Corps-operated campground

    Apr 8, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing for the closure of all Corps-operated campgrounds and day-use parks nationwide beginning Saturday, April 9, if the potential shutdown of the federal government goes into effect. Affected recreation areas would not reopen until after the shutdown is lifted.

  • Fort Bragg hosts annual Mid-Carolina Senior Games

    Apr 8, 2011

    Nearly 200 seniors did not let a little rain dampen their spirits as they participated in the Mid-Carolina Senior Games, March 30, at Pope Fitness Center. The games, in its 25th year, are held each spring to promote wellness for adults age 55 and older. Some of the games seniors participated in included basketball, spin casting, football throw, softball throw, discus, shot put, bowling, tennis, swimming, billiards, bocce and track events.

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    Apr 8, 2011

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  • Fayetteville Regional Airport welcomes newest area's USO facility

    Apr 8, 2011

    The USO of North Carolina, Fort Bragg Center director announced that a new USO center will open this summer at the Fayetteville Regional Airport. The center will become a reality thanks to a $35,000 grant from the Cannon Foundation and will have a snack bar, a television with a DVD, Internet access and telephones.

  • Fort Bragg children enjoy fun, food at Nutrition Fest

    Apr 8, 2011

    On March 30, parents and providers brought their children Tolsen Youth Activities Center, for either a morning or an afternoon session for Nutrition Fest, a day of fun and festivities designed to entertain children of all ages. Children rotated through the two gyms at Tolson for dancing along with step instructors, decorating crafts, tackling an obstacle course and raising the decibel scale a few notches.

  • SFAC director honored for small business program

    Apr 8, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Each year, the U.S. Small Business Administration honors outstanding small business owners, entrepreneurs and advocates who demonstrate the business acumen, tenacity and achievement, particularly in the face of adversity, to excel in their industry.

  • Installation Action Council prioritizes, resolves community-wide concerns

    Apr 8, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - In last November's "Ask the Garrison Commander" column, I talked about an important community forum called the Installation Action Council, or IAC.

  • Fort Bragg children plant an Arbor Day seed

    Apr 8, 2011

  • Tween' Center opens on Fort Bragg, for children 8 to 14 years old

    Apr 8, 2011

    Children from 8 to 14 years now have a place to let off steam after school. Fort Bragg and Pope Field's Armed Services YMCA officially opened their new 'Tween' Center, March 31. The Tween Center offers supervised tween fun and has three flatscreens with Wii systems, Dance Dance Revolution, karaoke, numerous board games and a snack bar.

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  • More CROWS Coming

    Apr 8, 2011

    The Army is increasing the number of CROWS systems in its fleet. The new contract will enable the Army to: 1. Buy new systems 2. Maintain current systems 3. Provide for engineering services and product improvements going forward The CROWS system provides Soldiers an advanced weapon system that gives U.S. forces a tactical advantage on the battlefield The "Basis of Issue Plan" (BOIP) decision will determine the mix CROWS capability across the Army. The BOIP is now in Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) staffing for approval

  • Sexual assault hurts one, affects all

    Apr 8, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Where prevention fails, commanders and leaders need to ensure victims have access to prompt, professional and compassionate care.

  • Fort Bragg Gold Star Families take relaxing pit stop at Victory Junction

    Apr 8, 2011

    Victory Junction is a way to get away from everyday life and focus on having fun for Soldiers and their Families. In 2004, the Richard Petty Family built Victory Junction in memory of Adam Petty, Kyle's son who died in a NASCAR race. The camp has much to offer children with special needs as well as survivors. Things such as catch and release fishing, canoeing, bowling, a gymnasium, and a small water park.

  • Soldiers must transfer post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits before retirement and dependent children turning

    Apr 8, 2011

    Service members interested in transferring their post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to qualifying dependent children must do so before retirement and before children reach age 26. Confusion and not paying attention to detail have caused consternation and erroneous Congressional inquiries.

  • Women find different kind of confidence

    Apr 8, 2011

    Forty-four members of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., community competed in the 2011 JBLM Annual Bench Press Championship at Soldiers Field House gym, April 2. Of the 44 people competing, only three were women. Sgt. Tanisha K. Hawkins, a Soldier assigned to 4th Squadron, 6th Air Cavalry Regiment, Hanna ZarelliJackson, a spouse of a retired Soldier and Allison Ramsey, a former Soldier and current spouse, all placed first in their weight classes in both the power lifting bench press and bench your own weight contest.

  • Logistics Information Warehouse

    Apr 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Secretary of the Army has directed the U.S. Army Materiel Command to continue developing the Logistics Information Warehouse as the Army's single authoritative source for all Army leaders to maintain situational awareness of equipment around the Army.

  • Expectations for the future

    Apr 8, 2011

    My commitment and expectation of this great Army is that we will work on strengthening the bond of trust among those with whom we work, among those whom we support, and among those with whom we march into battle. On that foundation of trust we will overcome any challenge we confront in the future.

  • SMDC's spicy support for AER

    Apr 8, 2011

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command team chose a spicy way to raise money for Army Emergency Relief as well as enjoy various styles of chili made by members of the command during a chili cook-off April 4.

  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces students visits SMDC

    Apr 8, 2011

    Industrial College of the Armed Forces students visited the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command at Redstone Arsenal on March 24.

  • Army EEO representative works to change perspective

    Apr 8, 2011

    Larry Stubblefield, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for diversity and leadership, spends time with members of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Equal Employment Opportunity team during a visit to Huntsville on March 29.

  • RDECOM chief of staff discusses issues at town hall meeting

    Apr 8, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command leadership met with employees for a town hall meeting Friday, April 8.

  • Bulk of FY12 budget request to sustain personnel

    Apr 8, 2011

    As Congress continued to debate this year's budget, striving to avoid a federal shutdown, the Army's budget deputy paused to explain that the service's proposal for fiscal year 2012 will continue to focus on sustaining the volunteer force.

  • Iraqi Army assumes responsibility for JSS Heider

    Apr 8, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - During the last seven years, U.S. Soldiers stationed at Joint Security Station Heider operating alongside their Iraqi Security Forces counterparts worked to secure the Iraqi border and protect Iraqi residents near Rabiyah.

  • Building stability, one class at a time

    Apr 8, 2011

    Two hundred twenty-eight police recruits completed an arduous 14-week police training program at Herat's Regional Training Center, March 31, becoming the latest graduates of the elite Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP).

  • U.S. forces help Iraqi Army complete training program

    Apr 8, 2011

    United States Division - South witnessed the culmination of a training iteration at Tadreeb al-Shamil during a ceremony near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 30.

  • Going beyond the call of duty

    Apr 8, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE WARRIOR, Iraq - "I went in the living room and couldn't see anything - it was all black and thick," said Spc. Shane Darst, describing a house fire. "I got down on my knees and crawled into the living room. There was only about an inch between the carpet and smoke where you could see clear across to the kitchen but you could see the fire ripping the kitchen apart."

  • Corps of Engineers preserving 'America's Great Outdoors'

    Apr 8, 2011

    The Army Corps of Engineers is supporting President Obama's "America's Great Outdoors" initiative by providing recreation opportunities while protecting and restoring the nation's wetlands and other ecosystems, service officials said.

  • U.S. Army Cyber Command's Hernandez promoted

    Apr 8, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Rhett A. Hernandez, commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Command, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general March 25 at Fort Belvoir, Va., in a ceremony presided over by Gen. James D. Thurman, commanding general U.S. Forces Command.

  • Williams Family Keeps Military Tradition

    Apr 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The past seven years have been unusual for the Jonathan Williams family. This is the longest they've lived in the same place without moving. During his more than 20 years in the Army, they would move every two or three years.

  • 'Father Leo' cooks up faith, food, fun in family program

    Apr 8, 2011

    For a second consecutive year, the Rev. Leo Patalinghug spread his message of love for God, family and food to the Fort Meade community during a cooking demonstration Saturday at McGill Training Center.

  • Army Chaplain Corps announces new Regimental Sergeant Major

    Apr 8, 2011

  • Gardening Project Grows

    Apr 8, 2011

  • DINFOS instructor wins Ultima Service Member of Year award

    Apr 8, 2011

    An instructor at the Defense Information School won the Fort Meade Ultima Service Member of the Year award March 18. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael B. Zeltakalns, an instructor with the Broadcast Operations and Maintenance Department at DINFOS, achieved the honor based on his professional commitment throughout the year and his selection board performance.

  • Peer Programs Welcome Newcommers To Local Schools

    Apr 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The places Melissa Dryer has lived reads like an atlas. New York, Alaska, Tennessee, Texas, California, Iowa, North Carolina, Louisiana - the 17-year-old has called them all home as a military child.

  • Fort Sam Houston commemorates Month of the Military Child, Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Apr 8, 2011

    In the civilian world, the month of April is usually celebrated by the onset of spring and the Easter holiday. If you happen to live in San Antonio, it's Fiesta time! But to the military community, April means much more.

  • School district hosts early graduation ceremony for seniors with deploying parents

    Apr 8, 2011

    "It's an opportunity for parents who are deploying to be with their children when they go through a commencement and for children to experience that with their parents," said Col. Timothy A. Jones, Fort Wainwright garrison commander. "It was an important thing to do for Soldiers and families."

  • Job fair points Fort Bragg service members to best sources for future civilian employment

    Apr 8, 2011

    On April 6, more than 1,200 people converged on the Army Career and Alumni Program's spring job fair at the Fort Bragg Club. There were 110 companies were represented at the job fair. The program helps servicemembers who transition from military to civilian life.

  • Signal battalion unveils new building at Fort Bragg

    Apr 8, 2011

    The 18th Human Resources Company, 82nd Sustainment Brigade will open a retail post office April 15 to complete the third component of the postal training facility that was opened here in August 2009.

  • Cowboys for Heroes cooks up good time, good food for military families

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Fort Sam Houston Equestrian Center grounds looked like a scene from the Old West pioneer days with chuck wagons cookin' up vittles, horses stirring up dust and kids practicing their ropin' skills during the Cowboys for Heroes event April 2.

  • U.S. forces remain vigilant as drawdown deadline nears says Helmick

    Apr 8, 2011

    Lieutenant Gen. Frank G. Helmick, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg commanding general, who is currently serving as deputy commanding general of U.S. Forces-Iraq said Iraqi forces are taking a huge step in the right direction, during a video teleconference interview April 1, at Fort Bragg. Helmick referred to a live-fire exercise, which was conducted by an Iraqi infantry battalion. The U.S. deadline of Dec. 31 is rapidly approaching but Helmick said Dec. 31 is not an end point but rather atransition point as the U.S. continue to build a reliable partner in Iraq.

  • LIVE EVENT: Gen. Martin E. Dempsey swears in as CSA

    Apr 8, 2011

    Watch the ceremony live beginning at 3 p.m. EST.

  • Bicentennial Chapel Grows Faith Through Youth Outreach

    Apr 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Some members of Club H2O can't even begin to count the number of moves they've made as military children, but through the work of Bicentennial Chapel, they have learned that the one thing they can count on is God.

  • A magical night of warriors and princess in the "Secret Garden"

    Apr 8, 2011

    "The ball is a highly anticipated annual event for fathers to spend precious time with their daughters," said Katrina Sczesny, program coordinator.

  • 'It Was A Great Way Of Life For Us'

    Apr 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Traveling and adventure mixed with parental absences and changes in residence define the life of a military-connected child.

  • 56th Signal Battalion uncases colors, changes responsibility

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Another U.S. Army unit now calls Fort Sam Houston home, as the 56th Signal Battalion uncased its colors in a ceremony at the post flagpole April 1.

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