Archive: May 2011

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  • World Malaria Day symposium reaffirms disease is still significant threat

    May 2, 2011

    April 25 was World Malaria Day, commemorating medical, scientific and community efforts worldwide to control the tropical disease. For a fourth year, world communities are recognizing progress to find vaccines and the impact that malaria has in tropical locales. According to Col. Alfonso S. Alarcon, U.S. Army Africa Command Surgeon, World Malaria Day has a special significance for USARAF troops.

  • Master gunner's visit Iowa AAP to get a personal view of ammunition

    May 2, 2011

    Seven Abrams master gunners toured the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in early April to get a first-hand view on how the 120 mm tank ammunition is assembled and the detailed check and balances process the ammunition goes through.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club shapes better leaders in Afghanistan

    May 2, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - The room is dark and hot. The sweat is beading off your forehead and six high-ranking noncommissioned officers sit glaring at you. Their eyes are cold; they lock on to you, and seem to notice every move you make. But in all your life, you have never wanted to stay in a room more than now. Then they ask a question.

  • Wounded warriors return to Iraq

    May 2, 2011

    Denied the opportunity to go home on their own terms, eight servicemembers wounded in Iraq during previous deployments returned to seek closure and see first-hand the results of their sacrifice during Operation Proper Exit April 26.

  • ASC Color Guard posts colors for Monster Truck Jam

    May 2, 2011

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command's color guard posts the American flag for the national anthem during the Monster Truck Jam held at the iWireless Center in Moline, Il on 30 April.

  • Soldier recognized for heroism while training in Uganda

    May 2, 2011

    U.S. Army Spc. Juan Salazar, Company D, 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, was awarded the U.S. Army Commendation Medal by Brig. Gen. William Glasgow, deputy commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), in a ceremony March 29, 2011 at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Salazar, from Kansas City, Mo., was recognized for acts of heroism Sept. 1, 2010, in Uganda where he saved the lives of a Ugandan People's Defense Force soldier and the life of Spc. Scott Alexander of the 418th, when a truck in which they were traveling through Moroto District was swept away while fording a stream, killing the civilian Ugandan driver.

  • Iowa AAP hosts National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

    May 2, 2011

    This was the first time some of the NGA analysts toured an army ammunition plant. The visitors were interested in learning about missile warhead production, ammunition production, building types, the production flow of raw materials, press explosives, and ammunition production timelines.

  • Kansas Army National Guard units transfer authority at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti

    May 2, 2011

    More than 300 Soldiers gathered at the recreation center here April 15 to witness a transfer of authority ceremony led by Brig. Gen. William Glasgow, deputy commander, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA). Lt. Col. Tom Burke, commander, 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery Battalion, accepted authority to continue supporting the CJTF-HOA mission from Lt. Col. Gregory Mittman, commander, 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment.

  • May proclaimed Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    May 2, 2011

    Presidential Proclamation: 2011 Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

  • Boy gets wish: Becomes honorary Fort Sill Soldier

    May 2, 2011

    The 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, from Fort Sill, Okla., made wishes come true for a little boy in Wyoming, Thursday. Erick Morales, a boy from Powell, Wyo., always wanted to be a Soldier; and the battalion Soldiers helped make that dream a reality.

  • USAG Schinnen: proactive safety approach focuses on detection and prevention

    May 2, 2011

    There was a time at U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen when employees might have scoffed and rolled their eyes at the mention of safety, but those days are long gone, thanks to the proactive approach of Schinnen's Installation Safety Office, which engages employees in a philosophy of workplace safety aimed at detection and prevention that can be effective in any work environment.

  • Army Civil Affairs team pitches in to renovate rural Djibouti high school

    May 2, 2011

    A team of Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion teamed up with townspeople in Dikhil, Djibouti, this month to renovate the region's only high school. The goal of the two-month project, which began April 16, is to renovate six classrooms and an office with a new ceiling, windows, doors, lighting fixtures, blackboards and a fresh coat of paint.

  • Ward retires after 40 years

    May 2, 2011

    Almost 40 years of service and several positions and awards later, Gen. William E. ''Kip" Ward retired from service April 26 on Summerall Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Let the golf season begin!

    May 2, 2011

    In golf, the swing's the thing. Even professionals such as Tiger Woods revamp their swings on occasion. There are all sorts of gimmicks out there to improve the games of most golfers, but perhaps the most efficient way is with the use of video swing analysis and 3-D Doppler tracking radar. The technology is now available at the Stuttgart Golf Course.

  • Military Children: The Strength of Our Future

    May 2, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Child, Youth and School Services celebrated community children with Month of the Military Child activities in April. From a Springfest and egg hunt to reading activities with the garrison command group, a Kiddie Boot Camp, and various classes for parents and children, there was no lack of things to do that celebrated children and all they add to the military community.

  • Arsenal's one-of-a-kind test to save environment, dollars

    May 24, 2011

    The Watervliet Arsenal is undergoing a test - a first of its kind in the country - which is assured to get a lot of folks hot according to an Arsenal supervisor.

  • Never a dull moment: day with installation coordinator

    May 2, 2011

    Installation coordinators in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart have to be jacks of all trades.

  • In character: Stuttgart children learn acting, life skills with Missoula Children's Theatre

    May 2, 2011

    It takes about six weeks on Broadway to prepare for a theatrical production. With the Missoula Children's Theatre, it takes less than one. Sixty children in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart performed "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" with MCT April 30, just 5 days after they auditioned - an impressive feat for children who still have homework to do.

  • Working like a dog

    May 2, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Brutus, the military working dog with the 554th Military Police Company K-9 Section, impressed Patch Elementary kindergartners during an April 26, 2011, demonstration on the grounds outside of the USAG Stuttgart Provost Marshal Office on Patch Barracks, Germany.

  • Congressman Markey tours NSSC

    May 2, 2011

    Massachusetts Congressman Edward J. Markey toured facilities at Natick Soldier Systems Center April 28 and talked about the importance of science and technology to the nation's defense.

  • Stuttgart tenant units 'adopt' schools

    May 2, 2011

    It takes a community to raise a child, according to educators and service members in the Stuttgart military community. To that end, four military units each adopted a Stuttgart Department of Defense Dependents School during a ceremony at the Panzer Shopping Mall April 26. The adoptions were part of the Partnerships in Education Program, designed to provide students with increased mentorship and learning opportunities.

  • ACC partners with Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

    May 2, 2011

    Employees from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall visited Arlington Career Center to tour the facility and talk with educators about reviving a partnership between the school and installation, by providing jobs for students to work as interns.

  • Redstone Arsenal Update

    May 2, 2011

    ***Please continue to monitor Redstone Arsenal's website for opening information regarding Tuesday, May 3. Redstone remains closed Monday, May 2 due to the power outage caused by severe storms earlier this week in Alabama. USASAC mission essential capabilities continue at Redstone Arsenal at the new headquarters building. Other USASAC field offices outside the Redstone area remain fully operational.

  • Trail at Engineer Lake has technology-enhanced signs

    May 2, 2011

    QR codes give community members on Warner Barracks a better understanding for the ecosystem that exists at Engineer Lake. The project to create new signs was coordinated by the Department of Public Works, Environmental Management Division to enhance the quality of the nature experience.

  • Enlisted leaders focus on families

    May 2, 2011

    Building resilience in families and ensuring they have access to effective support programs are just a few of the steps the services are taking to ensure a high quality of life for troops and their families, the services' senior enlisted leaders said during a town hall meeting here yesterday.

  • U.S. kills bin Laden in intelligence-driven operation

    May 2, 2011

    An intelligence-driven U.S. operation in Pakistan killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden yesterday, President Barack Obama announced in a nationally televised address from the White House late last night.

  • End of an Era: Last 'Huey' helicopters in active service in Europe retire

    May 2, 2011

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Rotors ripping the air, four UH-1 Iroquois helicopters soared above Hohenfels for the last time at a retirement ceremony for the aircraft, April 27, 2011.

  • Soldiers plant seeds to build bond

    May 2, 2011

    The devastation that the Korean War brought to South Korea was not limited to the lives lost in battle. The pursuit of democracy for the South left much of the country destroyed from the blasts.

  • Area IV Soldiers visit Gyeongju for a historic tour

    May 2, 2011

    The United States Army Garrison-Daegu organized a Gyeongju city tour for Area IV Soldiers April 20. The tour offered a break from the KATUSA Friendship Week, April 18-22.

  • Sports competition strengthens alliance KATUSA Friendship Week attracts Soldiers to the courts

    May 2, 2011

    Players huddle together as sweat beads drip from their faces and they lose their individual identities. They are no longer identified as U.S. or KATUSA Soldiers, but instead are members of a team competing for trophies and unit bragging rights.

  • Troops in Afghanistan watch news about Osama Bin Laden's death

    May 2, 2011

    U.S. Servicemembers watch on television as President Barack Obama talks about the details of the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden, inside the USO at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, May 2, 2011.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct $18.5 million Afghan National Army Hospital

    May 2, 2011

    KABUL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded an $18.5 million dollar contract to design and build a new campus facility for the Afghan National Army Regional Hospital Gamberi located in Gamberi, Afghanistan, May 1. The hospital will be located adjacent to the existing main ANA Gamberi Garrison in the province of Laghman. Laghman is located in the eastern portion of northern Afghanistan.

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    May 2, 2011

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    May 2, 2011

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    May 2, 2011

  • End of era: Huey helicopters retire from Europe

    May 2, 2011

    Rotors ripping the air, four UH-1 Iroquois helicopters soared above Hohenfels for the last time at a retirement ceremony for the aircraft, April 27.

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    May 2, 2011

  • Families of 2 fallen Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

    Mar 27, 2012

    Representatives from the families of two Soldiers -- Pfc. Anthony Kahoohanohano and Pfc. Henry Svehla, who gave their lives for their comrades in Korea -- proudly received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House, May 2, 2011.

  • Medal of Honor Posthumously Awarded to Two Korean War Soldiers

    May 1, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest medal for valor in combat that can be awarded to members of the armed forces. Since the medal's creation in 1862, there have been more than 3,400 recipients; more than 2,400 of those were Soldiers.

  • Afghans assume weapons repair mission from coalition

    May 1, 2011

    The Afghan National Army's 207th Corps has taken another step forward towards self-sustainment, by assuming responsibility April 21 for unit level maintenance and repair of the corps' small arms and crew served weapons systems.

  • Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines enjoy Fun, Fishing, Fellowship at annual N.C. event

    May 1, 2011

    The 6th Annual "Warriors on the Water" Bass Tournament was held at Jordan Lake, N.C., April 29, 2011. The event, sponsored by local, regional and national businesses and individuals from across the United States gave more than 150 service members the opportunity to develop their angling skills under the watchful eye of an equal number of professional bass anglers and other dedicated fisherman. The "catch and release" protocol followed ensured the great majority of gamefish caught were returned to the lake, where they will continue to grow and propagate the species.

  • Bomb building at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan

    May 1, 2011

    U.S. Air Force Airman deployed from the 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., assemble Mark 82 General Purpose bombs at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 27, 2011.

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