Archive: Apr 2011

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  • The Old Guard to open first UTM Range at JBM-HH

    Apr 18, 2011

    The Old Guard is scheduled to open an Ultimate Training Munitions non-lethal training range on the third floor in the D Wing of the Rader Annex (Bldg. 406) in mid-April.

  • Special Ops Soldier wins Best Ranger second consecutive year

    Apr 18, 2011

    For the second year in a row, Master Sgt. Eric Turk has taken the title of Best Ranger, along with his partner Sgt. Maj. Walter Zajkowski, also a previous winner. Zajkowski claimed the top spot in 2007 with his then-teammate Maj. Liam Collins. The competition has only been won by the same Soldier in two consecutive years once before.

  • Volunteers reenact World War II during American Heroes 2011

    Apr 18, 2011

    In this package released by the Texas Military Forces, reenactment enthusiasts recreate a battle from World War II on Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas, Saturday, April 16, 2011. The show for service members, their families and civilians was a part of the American Heroes celebration. The two-day event was designed to increase the communication and interaction between the local community and the military. (Photo/100th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Army National Guard Sgt. Josiah Pugh) Submitted by: Captain Luke Talbot, 100th MPAD Story and Photos by: Sergeant Josiah Pugh, 100th MPAD

  • Commandant announces next sergeant major of Marines

    Apr 18, 2011

    Comman-dant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos announced the next sergeant major of the Marine Corps April 11.

  • JBM-HH tax center wraps up

    Apr 18, 2011

    As of April 13, 2011, the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Tax Center has ''completed more than 1,983 returns and have saved our clients $487,099 in preparation fees," said Staff Sgt. John Ahern, tax center noncommissioned officer in charge. ''As of today, our clients have received over $2.26 million in refunds."

  • Building Strong People: Matt Toton - Structural Engineer

    Apr 18, 2011

    Matt Toton is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civilian employee on voluntary deployment to northern Afghanistan. For structural engineers, this is one of the most highly demanding and career affirming spots in the world.

  • Arlington Cemetery officials tell lawmakers wrongs will be righted

    Apr 18, 2011

    Arlington National Cemetery officials told congressmen that past faulty management practices are being fixed, including employee training and automation of record-keeping systems.

  • Armed Forces Day Slated

    Apr 18, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Mark your calendar! Aberdeen Proving Ground will celebrate Armed Forces Week May 16 to 21 with several community events.

  • Thank you for your service

    Apr 18, 2011

    Sgt. Alisha McRoberts reenlisted April 15 in a ceremony at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. She was administered the oath by her supervisor, Col. Lorenzo Mack, deputy chief of staff G-3. McRoberts is a Wounded Warrior assigned to the command as a management analyst.

  • Greywolf commander presents combat patches

    Apr 18, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Sometimes unpredictable events lead to unique opportunities.

  • 2011 Army Birthday Ball AKO registration

    Apr 18, 2011

    Registration for the 2011 Army Birthday Ball begins on April 26, 2011.(AKO login required) Don't forget to reserve your tickets!

  • Sustainers take on Burcham Urban Assault Course

    Apr 18, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) trained at Fort Knox's Burcham Urban Assault Course on Thursday, April 14. The Sustainers trained at the urban assault course as part of the 3d ESC's sergeant's time training, which is hands-on, practical training for Soldiers given by their noncommissioned officers.

  • Big Red One gives 'Soldier' 20-year career in 2 days

    Apr 18, 2011

    The Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, stood tall April 15, 2011, as the 1st Infantry Division's newest command sergeant major strolled into Barlow Theater on Fort Riley, Kan.

  • SMA Chandler visits Best Ranger Competition

    Apr 18, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III watches a team navigate through the Ranger Stakes portion of the Best Ranger Competition Apr. 16 at Fort Benning, Ga. The Best Ranger Competition showcases the competence, physical and mental stamina, and competitive spirit of the Rangers and prepares our leaders for the complexities of any operational environment.

  • Making time for others

    Apr 18, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-More than 90 volunteers throughout the 41st Fires Brigade were honored during the brigade's volunteer recognition award ceremony held at Club Hood, April 13.

  • USACE People: Corps employees place high in Black Butte triathlon

    Apr 18, 2011

    Three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District employees placed in the top five in each of their age groups against more than 200 competitors at the second annual Black Butte Triathalon hosted at the district's Black Butte Lake April 10.

  • Secretary of Defense visits U.S. Division-North in Iraq

    Apr 18, 2011

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates finished a three-day visit to Iraq, meeting with troops deployed to U.S. Division-North, April 8.

  • Secretary of the Army attends Best Ranger Competition

    Apr 18, 2011

    Secretary of the Army Hon. John McHugh visits Hurley Hill / Victory Pond for day three of the Best Ranger Competition in Fort Benning, GA.

  • Ranger buddies reunited at Fort Hood

    Apr 18, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Odds are a funny thing. The odds of winning the lottery can be millions to one, but somebody will win. Maybe that someone is next door.

  • Flight medics train for deployment

    Apr 18, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Flight medics from Company C, Task Force Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, tend to a 'casualty' during a mass casualty exercise here April 9. The exercise was a culmination a week-long training event that was designed to prepare the flight medics for scenarios that they will encounter once they embark on their scheduled deployment to Afghanistan in the coming months.

  • 1st ACB flies in for career day

    Apr 18, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Some were dressed as doctors, others as construction workers, and a select few were in their military attire.

  • Cadet Command teams take aim at Sandhurst title

    Apr 18, 2011

  • Ohio, Michigan prep for Afghanistan

    Apr 18, 2011

  • Installation Management Command headquarters staff visits Texas' largest solar farm

    Apr 18, 2011

  • Soldiers gather for fallen police officer

    Apr 18, 2011

    Even though an event happens back in the United States, it does not mean Soldiers far from home are not affected by it. Losing a comrade, whether in combat or back home, has an emotional impact on a Soldier. Being isolated can make it hard to cope with such an event and gain some type of closure.

  • Fort Meade 2012 school redistricting plan approved

    Apr 18, 2011

    The Anne Arundel County Board of Education unanimously voted April 6 to approve the redistricting plan for three elementary schools on Fort Meade. The plan was created by a committee of parents, community residents and school system officials to reduce overcrowding at Manor View and West Meade elementary schools and fully utilize additional classroom space at the new Pershing Hill Elementary School, which is scheduled to open in August.

  • Afghan tip helps ANP and 2SCR platoon prevent rocket attack

    Apr 18, 2011

    The support of the Afghan people is an important part of counterinsurgency and defeating the Taliban.

  • 'A cut above': Fort Meade MP honored with prestigious award

    Apr 18, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Walker received the Bronze Order of the Marechaussee Justification. The recognition, which is awarded to the top 10 percent of military police officers with more than a decade of service, was presented to Walker on Feb. 23 during a town hall meeting at the Post Theater.

  • Fort Meade Soldiers visit Columbia middle school

    Apr 18, 2011

    Command Sgt. Major Cedric Thomas and Staff Sgt. Clayton Prater of Headquarters Command Battalion and Sgt. Bruce Burres of the Defense Courier Station paid a visit to Harper's Choice to provide students with an overview of life as a Soldier and discuss their recent deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Fort Meade names NCO, Soldier of Year

    Apr 18, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Clayton Prater and Spc. Joshua King represent the very best of Fort Meade. Prater was named Installation Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and King was named Installation Soldier of the Year.

  • Army develops smartphone framework, applications for the front lines

    Apr 18, 2011

    The device known as a Joint Battle Command-Platform, or JBC-P Handheld, is the first developed under an Army effort to devise an Android-based smartphone framework and suite of applications for tactical operations.

  • Key tactical communications applications to join in Army network exercise

    Apr 18, 2011

    With more than 100,000 systems in the field and a lifesaving track record in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army's friendly force tracking and messaging software is preparing for the future with a new version that is faster, more versatile and better connected to the Marine Corps. Next up: a tryout with Soldiers as part of the Army's unprecedented combined test and evaluation at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. in June. The Limited User Test for the new version of Force XXI Battle Command Brigade-and-Below/Blue Force Tracking (FBCB2/BFT), called Joint Capabilities Release (JCR), will support a decision on wider fielding of the capability - which thus far has been fielded to several brigades inside the United States. The LUT also marks a step toward a broader plan to move to the next-generation FBCB2/BFT technology for tactical aircraft, vehicles and dismounted forces, called Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P). JCR is one of several programs of record undergoing simultaneous testing with the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division during the six-week event, known as the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE). Several other systems that are not part of the formal tests are also participating, including applications that provide Warfighters with fires planning, protection from rocket and mortar attacks and efficient energy sources.

  • 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Combat Patch Ceremony

    Apr 18, 2011

    Members of the 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion from Fort Hood, Texas conducted a combat patch ceremony on Mar. 23, 2011, recognizing their deployment to a combat zone.

  • Forces capture insurgents, weapons in Afghanistan

    Apr 18, 2011

    Combined forces yesterday captured a Taliban leader and found a weapons stockpile during operations in southern and eastern Afghanistan, military officials reported.

  • First Lady, Jill Biden kick off Sesame Street, USO tour

    Apr 18, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, stepped onto the auditorium stage and into the arms of Elmo and friends as a crowd of local military and community families stood and cheered.

  • 164th TAOG ends successful deployment

    Apr 18, 2011

  • The Talented Major Wilson

    Apr 18, 2011

    Throughout the 230th Sustainment Brigade there are numerous leaders. While it may seem as though majors are a dime a dozen within the brigade, Maj. Grover Lee Wilson III, stands out in a crowd. Born at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland, Wilson has grown up around the nation. Initially, the quiet, relaxed demeanor may fool you. Make no mistake though, this major is not afraid to follow willingly or lead by example.

  • Canadian Gen. visits Afghanistan-Pakistan border

    Apr 18, 2011

  • RG-31 armor equiping

    Apr 18, 2011

    Soldiers connect L-Rod Bar Armor to a RG-31 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 13, 2011

  • Kevlar bike shorts, female aviator uniforms among gear in works

    Aug 26, 2011

    New gear for 2011 includes armor undergarments, cold-weather clothing, Nett Warrior and a "Sense Through The Wall" system.

  • Resident sponsors fundraiser to benefit Japan

    Sep 28, 2011

    On Sunday, 20 of Caress Hudson's family members and friends gathered at the Heritage Park Neighborhood Center for the two-hour fundraiser to help the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. What began as a simple desire to aid others became a noteworthy event with a visit from a major general from the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C.

  • DoD ends voluntary departure authorization from Japan

    Sep 30, 2011

    The Defense Department's voluntary authorized departures for servicemembers' eligible family members to leave Japan in the aftermath of the March 11, 2011, earthquake effectively ended today.

  • Best Ranger 2011 comes to close

    Apr 17, 2011

    The 2011 Best Ranger Competition 2011 came to a close April 17 at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • 31 teams remain in Best Ranger as end draws near

    Apr 17, 2011

    Teams picked up the pace overnight leading into the final day of the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition. Injuries eliminated three teams and narrowed the field to 31 following a 12-mile road march and night orienteering course

  • 2011 Best Ranger Competition Day 3

    Apr 17, 2011

  • Photo Gallery: 2011 Best Ranger Competition Day 2

    Apr 17, 2011

    Thirty-four teams continued on to day 2 of the 28th Annual Best Ranger Competition on Todd Field at Fort Benning, Ga. Day 2 consists of Ranger Day Stakes, which use skills every Ranger should know, including shooting, first aid, climbing and rappeling. The events are executed round-robin style as Ranger teams rotate from one event to the next. At the conclusion of the Day Stakes events, teams begin a foot march of more than 12 miles.

  • Army Aviation Aim Point

    Apr 17, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Aviation Aim Point is the term used to describe the Army Aviation Enterprise's focus for modernization in the years beyond 2020.

  • 2SCR platoon gains trust and confidence of Afghan people

    Apr 17, 2011

    A 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment platoon is taking counterinsurgency tactics to heart and winning the trust an confidence of Afghan communities in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, while also preventing rocket attacks from harming Coalition Forces.

  • DCOM-Regional Support sergeant major visits northern Afghan police training sites

    Apr 17, 2011

    Afghan police schooling continues in northern Afghanistan but not without its unique concerns that need addressing by the top training leaders in NATO. Command Sgt. Maj. David J. Vincent conducted a three-day "Battlefield Circulation" at training sites in Konduz and Sherbeghan to assess the status of Afghans training to become civil order police and border police respectively. He was out and about April 9-11 to see how progress is coming regarding the training and living conditions for new police recruits and for the coalition forces instructing them.

  • Competition narrows as Best Ranger 2011 continues

    Apr 16, 2011

    Soldiers competing in the 2011 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., spent day two of competition completing several Rangering tasks including a mystery event. At the end of day two, only 33 out of 50 teams remained. The Best Ranger Competition is an ultimate test of fitness, endurance and grit for the Army's most elite Soldiers and includes three days of events such as running, ruck marching, swimming, completing obstacle courses, airborne drops, land navigation, and displaying weapons proficiency with little planned rest time.

  • Day 2 under way at Best Ranger Competition after rocky weather

    Apr 16, 2011

    Action resumed Saturday morning at the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition - after a tumultuous night of thunderstorms rocked the local area. Ironically, the weather left the field more intact than in previous years at this stage as officials were forced to delay the start of the night orienteering course, a grueling 10-mile trek that wreaks havoc on competitors.

  • Sharks in the sky

    Apr 16, 2011

    Soldiers of Company B, 1st Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment, 21st Cavalry Brigade, are now patrolling Contingency Operating Site Kalsu aiming to enhance its force protection.

  • Celebrating military children: PT in the Park

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - It was 6:30 a.m., when Leisa Uelese, 7, and her younger brother, Jacob, 3, took a break from running through the soccer drills and the football toss, so they could get a photo with Eddie the Eagle at "PT in the Park," here, April 5.

  • Annual Earth Day event shows how to sustain the environment

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - The free, family-friendly fourth annual Earth Day Festival is set for 1-4 p.m., at Sills Field, here, April 20.

  • OHA trustee gives overview of Hawaii's cultural history

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - On cue, audience members arose from their dinner tables, turned to their neighbors, embraced them and greeted them with, "aloha."

  • Areas open to licensed hunters to reduce wild goat, sheep population

    Apr 15, 2011

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will open portions of the training area, here, to local hunters in a continuing conservation initiative to eliminate the wild goat and sheep population in Pohakuloa Training Area conservation areas.

  • Laughter is best medicine for military families

    Apr 15, 2011

    HONOLULU - Is your life a joke' It could be, if you want to stay happy and healthy.

  • Corps boosts STEM at middle school career fair

    Apr 15, 2011

    South Pacific Division commander Col. Bill Leady and Sacramento District engineers discussed engineering jobs at Kit Carson Middle School's career fair April 15, 2011.

  • Photo gallery: 2011 Best Ranger Competition Day 1

    Apr 15, 2011

    Fifty teams kicked off the 28th annual Best Ranger Competition with a three-mile buddy run before dawn today. The teams head into a foot movement and canoe race to round out the morning. Events are scheduled around the clock, with teams moving to the firing ranges in the afternoon to conduct machine gun and moving target events before heading out for day orienteering, fast-rope insertion and their first obstacle course. The day ends with teams navigating an approximately ten mile night orienteering course well into the early hours of Day 2. "It's the greatest thing in the Army ... I look forward to it each year," said retired Col. Ralph Puckett, a former Ranger and two-time Distinguished Service Cross recipient who will be on the sidelines throughout most of the competition. "When you come out to Benning, you walk with giants. They're not rock stars, they're not sports heroes, they're not actors playing Soldiers. They're the real deal."

  • Explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers and Filipino counterparts share knowledge

    Apr 15, 2011

    U.S. Army explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers and their Filipino counterparts shared knowledge and information on EOD tactics and procedures during Balikatan 2011 in the Philippines April 5-15.

  • Army Family Child Care offers options

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - What's the next best thing to being able to stay home with your little ones'

  • FMWR-Hawaii hosts sprinting challenge

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The saying "records are meant to be broken" was emphasized at the 2011 Army Hawaii Sprint Challenge, here, April 8-9.

  • ROC keeps watch day and night

    Apr 15, 2011

    The Ronald Reagan Test Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site Operations Center (ROC) located in Huntsville helps save time and money while performing a vital mission for national defense from half a world away.

  • Joint Personal Effects Depot ribbon-cutting ceremony

    Apr 15, 2011

  • New Joint Personal Effects Depot opens today at Dover Air Force Base

    Apr 15, 2011

  • Army harvests technology from canceled programs

    Apr 15, 2011

    Senior Army leaders told lawmakers the service is "harvesting" technologies from canceled acquisition programs and putting them to use in much-needed current platforms.

  • USARPAC Contingency Command Post conducts certification exercise

    Apr 15, 2011

    The Contingency Command Post consists of more than ninety personnel with the specific skills to provide a USARPAC forward command post capability, specifically focusing on small scale contingencies such as supporting humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and peace operations. The CCP can tailor personnel and equipment to fit the mission with a team as small as nine, to as many as more than one hundred twenty persons in augmenting forces.

  • Cleaning time

    Apr 15, 2011

    Dylan Dixon, a pin setter technician at the Fort McPherson Strike Zone, cleans and oils the lanes at the bowling alley following a day of bowling March 29. Free bowling and shoe rental is offered at the center weekdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

  • "What can we do to best support our military children'"

    Apr 15, 2011

    Man on the street: This week the Sentinel asked community members: "What can we do to best support our military children'"

  • Iraqi Army prepares for Operation Lion's Leap

    Apr 15, 2011

    Iraqi soldiers are slated to begin Operation Lion's Leap April 18, 2011, and culminate it with a live-fire exercise before graduating at the end of the month.

  • Fort Sill officer lives Army Strong

    Apr 15, 2011

    Fort Sill officer takes fitness used on U.S. Military Academy football field into daily duties.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier aspires to conquer Death Race

    Apr 15, 2011

    A Fort Bragg Soldier has accepted the challenge of the Death Race, called an extreme match of "Survivor" meets "Jackass," and the tasks include diving into deep waters for a bicycle chain to assembling a lego house according to specs and the absurdity of the tasks is considered part of the excitement. It is a punishing competition where only 10 percent of contestants finish.

  • Fort Bragg volksmarch celebrates Month of Military Child

    Apr 15, 2011

    In recognition of the Month of the Military Child, more than 600 youth from various child development centers on Fort Bragg and Pope Field participated in this year's volksmarch, April 4. The volksmarch began and ended at Rodriguez CDC on Sicily Drive.

  • Everyone's a kid at Fort Bragg's Armed Services YMCA fair

    Apr 15, 2011

    The 11th annual Armed Services YMCA's Healthy Kids Day was held on April 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. About 1800 children chose from physical recreation like jumping around in a bouncer, throwing frisbees, basketballs and baseballs and crawling through a smoke-filled trailer. Other activities included tye-dying T-shirts, building cars and birdhouses, having one's face painted or making colorful chalk drawings.

  • Sexual assault awareness run champions the cause

    Apr 15, 2011

    Erin Roberts understands the devastation of sexual assault. The sexual assault response coordinator, who works with Army Community Service's Family Advocacy Program at Fort Belvoir, has personally seen the impact these crimes can have on its victims.

  • Cream rises to top in Fort Polk commanding general's scramble

    Apr 15, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - The team of Jose Cruz-LaPorte, Tom James, Joe McKee and Larry Jones fired a 9-under par 63 to claim first place in the inaugural Commanding General's Monthly Golf Scramble at Fort Polk's Warrior Hills Golf Course April 8.

  • Changes and challenges create Army Strong kids

    Apr 15, 2011

    According to my "chickadees" - my daughter Hana and my son Devin - being a military child can be "pretty cool." World travels, a diverse group of friends and a mom or dad (or both) who wear the uniform every day, are all normal in their eyes. Some of their friends think it's a bit exotic. Hana loves telling people that she was born in Lich, Germany, and is proud of having seen so much of the world by 9 years old.

  • Combatives tournament crowns latest batch of winners

    Apr 15, 2011

    Blue mats bearing the Military District of Washington shield welcomed grapplers to Wells Field House Friday for the first combatives tournament of 2011.

  • Training combat advisor back where he started: Fort Polk

    Apr 15, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - One combat advisor training with the 162nd Infantry Brigade recently found himself starting training here again. He wasn't "recycled" due to a failure in training, but had to wait 36 years to return to North Fort Polk and Tigerland.

  • Fort Polk Soldiers honor Death March survivors

    Apr 15, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - Two Fort Polk teams from the 46th Engineer Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade and 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, along with 6,100 other people, participated in the 22nd Annual Bataan Memorial Death March in White Sands Missile Range, N.M. March 27. The event honors the sacrifices of 75,000 U.S. and Filipino prisoners of war, who were forced by Japanese Soldiers to walk 60 miles up the east Bataan peninsula coast in the Philippines to Camp O'Donnell on April 10, 1942, during World War II.

  • Belvoir community gathers for Little League opening day

    Apr 15, 2011

    Fort Belvoir Little League may have had to postpone its opening day ceremonies Saturday, but it more than made up for it with its colorful display of pomp and circumstance Monday night at the 21st Street Baseball Complex.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT gains command chaplain

    Apr 15, 2011

    With the arrival of Chaplain (Col.) Douglas K. Kinder, to Redstone Arsenal on Feb. 6, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command not only gained its first command chaplain, but the workforce gained a friend and confidant.

  • Training for Best Ranger: Guard team talks extreme PT

    Apr 15, 2011

    Held at Fort Benning, Ga., the Best Ranger Competition is an ultimate test of fitness, endurance and grit for the Army's most elite Soldiers. Fifty two-man teams will compete for the title of "Best Ranger" by running, ruck marching, swimming, completing obstacle courses, airborne drops, land navigation, and displaying weapons proficiency in a three-day marathon-style competition without sleep.

  • Wounded Fort Polk warrior displays strength, dedication to country

    Apr 15, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - The United States Army Soldier's Creed is a standard by which all Soldiers are encouraged to live. It neither discriminates based on rank nor years of experience. The creed focuses on loyalty, duty, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. Many Soldiers practice these core values daily.

  • Eggsceptional Family members enjoy egg hunt

    Apr 15, 2011

    The Defense Acquisition University was the site of the 24th annual Exceptional Family Member Program Easter Egg Hunt Saturday.

  • Softball, baseball seasons begin for Fort Polk youth

    Apr 15, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - The Fort Polk Youth Sports Program's baseball and softball seasons began April 9 with a ceremony that included Cub Scouts, ball players, the post garrison commander and a stirring rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" sung by one of this year's participants.

  • Fort Belvoir Community Hospital takes shape

    Apr 15, 2011

    Fort Belvoir's skyline continues to take shape as construction of the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital nears completion.

  • TF Warrior transitions Tangi to Afghan forces

    Apr 15, 2011

    Soldiers of Task Force Warrior, made final preparations to transition Combat Outpost Tangi to Afghan National Security Forces April 8. Lt. Col. Thomas S. Rickard, commander of TF Warrior, toured the outpost with Sayed Abad District Afghan National Police Chief Abdul Ghafoor Aziz and discussed details of the transition.

  • Educators learn about military children

    Apr 15, 2011

    Teacher, counselors and administrators from Fairfax County attended the School Support Services Workshop at Fort Belvoir Officers' Club, April 7, 2011.

  • TF Storm locks out insurgents during Operation Charkh Resolution

    Apr 15, 2011

    LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Under cover of darkness, alert mountain warriors silently glide through a village toward the most hostile region of their assigned area. Each Soldier continually pivots his head as he passes small alleyways jutting out from the main streets. Insurgents use these spokes like avenues during the day to make quick getaways after they throw grenades at Afghan and U.S. Soldiers in the civilian-packed market.

  • Fort Polk's Allen Memorial Library promotes lifelong learning

    Apr 15, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - As the nation celebrates National Library Week, Allen Memorial Library has pulled out all the stops to highlight everything that it has to offer.

  • JMTC celebrates Command Sergeant Major Change of Responsibility

    Apr 15, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - After four year as the Senior listed advisor to the Command General of Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC), Command Sgt. Maj. Darieus A. ZaGara transitioned his authority in a change of responsibility ceremony here April 14.

  • Fort Bragg couple delivers their baby at home

    Apr 15, 2011

    Sergeant John Valles, 31, and his wife Carly, 29, spent several hours at Womack Army Medical Center before going home on Feb. 11. Carly, who was near her due date, thought she was going into labor. As it turned out, she was in labor and her husband, with the help of some friends, delivered their baby girl.

  • It's a dog's life: Animal career appeals to Fort Bragg military spouse

    Apr 15, 2011

    The Animal Behavior College offers this program as a way to ensure the highest level of professionalism for people who want to dedicate their lives to working with animals. The program is particularly appealing to Family members because it offers a portable skill/career they can take with them anywhere they go.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates Easter early

    Apr 15, 2011

    The 16th Military Police Brigade held an early Easter egg hunt April 9.

  • Dream Machines reward recycling

    Apr 15, 2011

    PepsiCo's Dream Machines have been on Fort Leavenworth for about a week, but already they're filling up with recycled materials every other day. The program works like a reverse vending machine and gives points that can be used on a website to redeem prizes.

  • Fort Bragg Survivor Outreach Program offers a relaxing day for Families

    Apr 15, 2011

    Fort Bragg's Survivor Outreach Services hosted a fun day for the Families of fallen Soldiers. Carnival games, a sumo wrestling ring, a large velcro wall and food supplied by the Armed Services YMCA awaited the Families at Smith Lake Recreation Area, Saturday. It was a time to allow survivors and their children to relax and enjoy time with other survivors,"

  • Fort Bragg unit set to deploy with furry companions

    Apr 15, 2011

    The Soldiers of the 528th Combat Operational Stress Control Unit will be taking over combat stress operations that involve using dogs for therapy overseas. The 528th trained with therapy dogs from America's VetDogs and their trainers, March 28 to April 1. The training involved getting comfortable with the therapy dogs, simple commands, safety of the dogs, interacting with patients, and preparing to take care of the therapy dogs overseas.

  • Nepalese general joins International Hall of Fame

    Apr 15, 2011

    Gen. Chhatra Man Singh Gurung, chief of staff of the Nepalese army, joined the ranks of an elite group of people in Fort Leavenworth's International Hall of Fame April 7. The International Hall of Fame honors international graduates from the Command and General Staff College who have gone on to success. Some lead their nation's military. Others have become heads of state. Their portraits hang on the third floor of the Lewis and Clark Center.

  • Fort Bragg couple reunites at Ali Al Salem

    Apr 15, 2011

    Spc. Jasamine T. Emanuel, who is deployed to Afghanistan with the 525th Battlefield Surveilance Brigade, waited two days for her husband Spc. Michael T. Emanuel, who is a Reserve Soldier mobilized with the Sky Dragons of the XVIII Airborne Corps' Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, to arrive from Camp Victory, Iraq. The couple was going for R&R to St. Andrew, Jamaica for their mid-deployment break, where Michael has Family, said Jasamine.

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