Archive: Apr 2011

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  • Fort Bragg plants pinwheels to honor child abuse prevention, Month of the Military Child

    Apr 1, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Our children are our future and their upbringing and needs shape nearly everything a parent does.

  • I A.M. Strong: Stand with me, take action

    Apr 1, 2011

    Recently, I attended the Army's fourth annual I. A.M. (Intervene, Act, Motivate) Strong Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Summit in Alexandria, Va., and thought it was important to share my views on this serious subject so significant to our Army.

  • Fort Bragg officials, students join to 'Break the Chain'

    Apr 1, 2011

    During the annual "Break the Chain of Child Abuse" event March 25, at the Crown Convention Center in Fayetteville, the message was " Let's work together to break the chain of child abuse." Keynote speakers emphasized the need to end child abuse and ensure that all children receive fair treatment. The audience was challenged to ask themselves what they could do to break the chain.The community must re-new its commitment to protect the children and respond to child abuse.

  • Tolson Youth Center offers creative way for Fort Bragg toddlers to stay busy

    Apr 1, 2011

    Creative minds run wild in the Mini Monet Mommy and Me class Tolson Youth Center. Children ages 2 and 3 are encouraged to experience art while working on building fine motor skills, socialization skills, and confidence in artistic expression. The class encourages safety, cleanliness, messiness, friendliness and environment awareness, but also lets the artists express themselves in various creative ways.

  • Fort Bragg wounded female Soldiers pampered by American Red Cross

    Apr 1, 2011

    In honor of Women's History Month, the Fort Bragg and Pope Field American Red Cross hosted spa event entitled Salute to Female Wounded Warriors, at the Fort Bragg Club. Vendors from around the Fort Bragg and Fayetteville community offered their services and time to those who have given so much for them.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT top NCOs strive to be even better

    Apr 1, 2011

    Senior enlisted leaders from the command met for the annual SELTC, March 21-24.

  • Womack Army Medical Center helps Soldiers with mild traumatic brain injuries

    Apr 1, 2011

    The TBI Clinic, as the Traumatic Brain Injury/NeuroRehabilitation Center at Womack Army Medical Center is known, was established in April 2007, to treat Soldiers with mild traumatic brain injury or concussion. The TBI/NeuroRehabilitation Center is a complete medical service designed to help Soldiers from injury, through treatment and rehabilitation, and return to duty. A large treatment team of more than 30 healthcare providers is available to help Soldiers on their road to recovery.

  • 'Hello, this is Peggy' How to protect yourself from telephone scams

    Apr 1, 2011

    Legal assistance office offers advice and tip to protect Soldier from the latest telephone scams. They urge Soldiers and Family members to report scams to the Federal Trade Commission and the North Carolina Department of Justice. Not only will this help protect others from falling victim, but it can also serve as proof to financial institutions that a particular transaction was fraudulent and not authorized. They can also file a complaint online at www.ncdoj.gov and www.ftc.gov. Also, report scams to the XVIII Airborne Corps Legal Assistance Office so they can help relay this information to the authorities.

  • Fort Bragg calculates high risk, high reward of renewable energy

    Apr 1, 2011

    Fort Bragg's energy manager and staff of six banded together to adopt a holistic approach to energy usage on Fort Bragg. Their mission - to make life better for the Soldiers while adopting a team approach to implementing and improving energy programs.

  • Education program allows Fort Bragg Soldiers to enhance their learning skills

    Apr 1, 2011

    Education is one benefit that is sometimes forgotten with the busy schedules of deployments, training and civilian careers that Army Soldiers, active and Reserve, juggle throughout their military careers. A partnership between the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command and a local community college facilitates education opportunities and makes it a little easier to receive a general studies education while taking advantage of tuition assistance or the GI Bill.

  • Fort Bragg military police lose hair over good cause

    Apr 1, 2011

    On March 19, several Families of the 16th Military Police Brigade, decided to lose some hair at Fayetteville's Mash House to raise money for childhood cancer research. Soldiers and Families of the 16th Military Police Brigade raised over $600 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, the second biggest funder of childhood cancer research after the United States government.

  • Soldier returns home to help others at Balikatan 2011

    Apr 1, 2011

    Born in Bulacan Province, Philippines, and raised on a farm, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Marie Lanoza returned to her homeland in March to participate in Balikatan 2011, a military exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and United States military.

  • Commentary: Military children adapt well to change

    Apr 1, 2011

    A Family member shares her feelings about being a military child in a commentary that outlines how much being a military brat has given her so much. It gave her the opportunity to live and experience other cultures, and taught her to make friends quickly and to say goodbye. It has taught her independence right from wrong.

  • Fort Bragg wins antiterrorism award

    Apr 1, 2011

    In 2010, Fort Bragg's level of preparedness was better than any other Army installation. The post was recently named winner of the 2010 Best Army Antiterrorism program, fixed installation unit award, which it received in January. Fort Bragg is the first in the Army to develop National Incident Management System compliant checklists and because of that, the Installation Management Command headquarters is looking at the checklist to standardize the Army.

  • Fort Bragg teen recognized as Southeast Region youth of the year

    Apr 1, 2011

    The Southeast Region, Youth of the Year celebration looks for the best and brightest youth leaders and a Fort Bragg youth, Hanha Hobson, 16, a junior at Massey Hill Classical School, has been recognized as Tolson Youth Activities Center Youth of the Year.

  • Three AMC teams recognized

    Apr 1, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Three U.S. Army Materiel Command teams won awards from the Defense Standardization Program office for their contributions to the program during the past year.

  • Leveraging technology to maximize Soldier training and performance

    Apr 1, 2011

    In the past few weeks and months, numerous points and counterpoints have been made regarding Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications (CSDA). Many of these points are valid; many are not. I would like to take a few minutes to address some of the concerns and clarify misperceptions regarding this Army initiative.

  • Army Reserve Celebrates Military Children

    Apr 1, 2011

    To the Sons and Daughters of Army Reserve Soldiers: Thank you for your support of your Soldiers, Family Community and this Nation. Your demonstrated resiliency, continued sacrifices, and acts of character during extended and repeat deployments are exemplary. "You Serve, Too!"

  • Arsenal CYSS Kicks Off Month of the Military Child with Golf Ball Drop

    Apr 1, 2011

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- In the days leading up to the kickoff of the Month of the Military Child at Rock Island Arsenal, the word began to spread that more than 285 golf balls were going to be dropped 80 feet from atop a fire-truck ladder by the installation's Garrison manger, Joel Himsl; then there was the date of the event ... April 1. However, this was no April Fools' joke and shortly after 10:15 a.m. Himsl scaled to the top of the Arsenal Fire Department's truck ladder and let loose a shower of golf balls that cascaded down to the ground marking the beginning of the Month of the Military Child on the Island. The event took place to a large group of children, parents, employees, and on-lookers outside the Child, Youth & School Services building on Post, who erupted into applause as golf balls escaped their captivity and plummeted toward the marked targets on the ground.

  • RDECOM selects top NCO, Soldier

    Apr 1, 2011

    Soldiers from throughout U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command converged on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Marc 28-April 1 to vie for the command's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year awards.

  • Ice to Meet You!: New York Army National Guard Soldiers Learn Winter Survival Skills from Canadian A

    Apr 1, 2011

    GOGOMA, Ontario-- Hundreds of miles from civilization, New York Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Wiwczar stood on a frozen lake gazing at the hole cut into the two-foot thick ice. Snow, four to five feet of it, surrounded him on all sides, and the temperature of the winter air hovered well below freezing, As he jumped in, Wiwczar could only think: This is going to be cold. Splash. Wiwczar emerged from underwater. His wetsuit, buoyant and snug, brought him up to the surface, where he bobbed up and down, up and down; until he could catch hold of the icy ledge and pull himself out. With his instructor's approval, he left the icy water to join his fellow Soldiers. "It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be," Wiwczar, a Riverhead, NY resident, recalled. Practicing getting out of icy water was just one of the many training exercises Wiwczar and eight other New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry-most from New York City-- learned in the ice and snow of Canada. The New Yorkers were part of Operation Wolf Pack Endeavour 2011, a winter warfare training exercise run by the 33rd Canadian Brigade Group of the Canadian Army Reserve from March 7 to March 21. More than 450 members of the Canadian Forces, the Canadian Rangers-composed mainly of Inuit Soldiers-and cadets from the Royal Military College of Canada took part in the exercise.

  • USASAC Redstone Arsenal Employee Recognition and Town Hall, 28 March

    Apr 1, 2011

    Several employees from U.S. Army Security Assistance Command's Headquarters office were recognized Monday, Mar. 28, during the quarterly Employee Recognition ceremony. In addition to the recognition ceremony, Cliff Crivello reviewed the upcoming USASAC Headquarters' move in May to its new Redstone Arsenal building adjacent to Army Materiel Command's new Headquarters.

  • Honorable mission ends

    Apr 1, 2011

    The Fort McPherson Honors Team concluded its mission of conducting funeral services April 1. The funeral service detail was assumed by Fort Gordon, Fort Benning and Fort Stewart.

  • "What is your most memorable April Fool's Day prank'"

    Apr 1, 2011

    Man on the street: This week the Sentinel asked community members: "What is your most memorable April Fool's Day prank'"

  • Electronic Warfare newest 'hot' Army job

    Apr 1, 2011

    Electronic Warfare career managers are seeking enlisted, officer, warrant officer applicants. This is Military Occupational Specialty for enlisted and warrant officers, and an area of concentration for officers.

  • Keeping spirits up important during these times

    Apr 1, 2011

    Today is April Fools' day, a day widely celebrated as a day to tolerate and expect practical jokes and tricks. Though it may only last a day, the memory of a good prank or joke can have a much longer lasting impact, serving as a good story to tell or a place to go when one needs a little perk up.

  • Washington Nationals Hosts Military During 2011 Season Opener

    Apr 1, 2011

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Karl Horst gets ready to throw the ceremonial first pitch during the Washington Nationals 2011 season opener against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., March 31, 2011.

  • Spring means sunshine, blossoms, safety concerns

    Apr 1, 2011

    Spring has officially sprung and evidence of heightened activity is everywhere. As more people venture outside to enjoy the warmer temperatures, safety is paramount. Three weeks into daylight saving time, it's still fairly dark in the early morning hours. The later sunrise means visibility is severely limited, affecting not only individuals getting their early-morning exercise, but also children at bus stops, individuals walking to their office from the MARTA station and countless others.

  • Keep The Shiny-Side Up

    Apr 1, 2011

  • Construction Zone: Ongoing construction and renovations on Fort Meade

    Apr 1, 2011

  • Military children: strength of our future

    Apr 1, 2011

    Throughout April, which has been designated as month of the military child, Army garrisons world-wide will honor the children of servicemembers through a variety of ceremonies and special events.

  • Division commander settles into new job

    Apr 1, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Kevin R. Wendel, the new commanding general of First Army Division East, praised Fort Meade for its warm welcome and prioritized the challenges he faces in his new position.

  • Gum disease affects more than your mouth

    Apr 1, 2011

    A missed brushing, flossing or dental appointment now and then may sound like no big deal. But neglecting your dental health can lead to periodontal disease, commonly called gum disease, a condition that affects more than just your oral health.

  • Good Samaritans find time to help

    Apr 1, 2011

    Commissary employee helps in hit-and-run accident

  • Response coordinators aid sexual assault victims, families

    Apr 1, 2011

    Fort Meade's three sexual assault response coordinators supervise the installation's victim advocates who provide direct assistance and confidential support to sexual assault victims 24 hours a day. Victim advocates listen to victims' needs and then connect them to appropriate resources, including medical care and mental health care, legal advice and spiritual support. Advocates work with victims to help them make informed choices and then support them every step of the way.

  • By the book: 48th anniversary coincides with Meade library reopening

    Apr 1, 2011

    The 5,600-square-foot library closed Jan. 1 so a moving company contracted through the Directorate of Logistics could dismantle, pack, move and store the furniture and large wooden bookshelves. The library's collection of more than 20,000 books, DVDs, audio books and more than 150 magazines and periodicals also had to be relocated, along with 16 computer stations, four Common Access Card readers and a workstation for the disabled.

  • 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion delivers cisterns for Dikhil, Djibouti

    Apr 1, 2011

    U.S. Army 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion and a multi-service mix of American military personnel based at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, oversaw the delivery of seven cisterns to the Dikhil Hospital on March 22. The cisterns, purchased by the 402nd CAB, will benefit roughly 88,000 people in the region who use the Dikhil Hospital and its outlying village clinics. The increased water storage capacity will help medical staff improve hygiene and reduce infections and maternal death rates.

  • "Herstory" focus of Women's History Month program

    Apr 1, 2011

    The event, sponsored by the installation's Equal Opportunity Office and hosted by Army Cyber Command/2nd Army, was held at McGill Training Center. More than 200 people attended the hourlong program.

  • Army Africa goes GFEBS

    Apr 1, 2011

    The system is set to change several areas of Army budgeting, purchasing, finance and fiscal management. GFEBS benefits extend beyond the financial arena, offering new and improved capabilities for Army-wide interoperability while increasing quality and effectiveness, reducing cycle time and variance to free human and financial resources for higher priorities.

  • U.S. Army Africa Soldiers return after supporting unit's first named operation

    Apr 1, 2011

    Following more than two weeks at sea supporting Operation Odyssey-Dawn, 22 of 26 U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) Soldiers were greeted by several Family members and their commander, Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg, March 31 at USARAF Headquarters Building. In a short ceremony, Hogg thanked the assembled team for their work in support of the operation.

  • Virginia governor signs military-friendly bills

    Apr 1, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 31, 2011) - During a signing ceremony here today, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, a former Army officer and a big supporter of military veterans, put his stamp of approval on 25 legislative actions that will benefit the state's large populations of current and former military members.

  • Army Priority Air Transport Soldiers get German badge

    Apr 1, 2011

    Soldiers, assigned to the U.S. Army Priority Air Transport command at Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility, Md., participated in a military proficiency event hosted by the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces).

  • Battle focused training

    Apr 1, 2011

    Led by the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, the 8th IA is conducting a long-term training exercise that will incorporate four battalions of IA, two troops from the 3rd ACR, and a Stability Transition Team working together to conduct multiple platoon and company level drills.

  • Top enlisted leaders share views with Congress

    Apr 1, 2011

    Improving housing and child care, giving better access to health care and education, and intervening earlier in high-risk behavior are areas the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps are focused on to maintain a high quality of life for servicemembers and their families, the services' most-senior enlisted leaders told Congress members yesterday.

  • Projects set to improve Army Family Housing in Wiesbaden

    Apr 1, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - From demolition to renovation, construction work in the Hainerberg Housing area will be kicking up dust through the end of this year. A,A And U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden officials are encouraging Hainerberg residents to stay advised of schedules for upcoming projects. A,A "Communication is the key," said Col. Jeffrey Dill, USAG Wiesbaden commander, during the March 17 Hainerberg Town Hall meeting at Hainerberg Elementary School.

  • CSF: 'Can't Stop this Family'

    Apr 1, 2011

    My journey from skeptic to Comprehensive Soldier Fitness believer began last August, when I attended a two-week course to qualify me as a Master Resilience Trainer.

  • Housing, garrison's future top agenda at Baumholder civic leaders meeting

    Apr 1, 2011

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - The introduction of James Chen, U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder's new deputy to the garrison commander, was a perfect segue into the agenda for the civic leaders meeting March 16 at the Rheinlander Community Club. After introducing Chen, Lt. Col. Sam McAdoo, USAG Baumholder commander, asked the civic leaders and mayors half in earnest and half jokingly, "Does anyone have a house for rent for Mr. Chen'" The availability of off-post housing was a topic at the last meeting with civic leaders.

  • Luncheon salutes women's military service

    Aug 26, 2011

    The appreciation luncheon, held to honor women, was hosted by the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion and the 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion. The theme was, "Here and now, then and there."

  • VA makes progress to end veteran homelessness

    Nov 4, 2011

    They served their country in uniform -- many on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. And now that they've returned home and rejoined civilian life, an alarming number of veterans have found themselves on the streets and living under bridges.

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