Archive: May 2011

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  • Mentoring way to better Afghanistan one intern at time

    May 25, 2011

    Ten Afghan students put theory to practice this spring by working side-by-side with U.S. professional engineers and Corps host nation employees learning about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers methods, projects and construction practices being used to build millions of dollars worth of infrastructure projects in Afghanistan.

  • 2011 Warrior Games end with camaraderie, music

    May 25, 2011

    The 2011 Warrior Games came to a close Saturday at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., with awards and a free concert.

  • IMCOM-Europe NCO of the Year: quintuple victory for USAG Stuttgart

    May 25, 2011

    For the fifth year in a row, a Military Policeman assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart has won the Installation Management Command Europe NCO of the Year Best Warrior Competition.

  • 1st Armored Division uncases colors at Fort Bliss

    May 25, 2011

    The last U.S. Army division to leave Germany, the 1st Armored Division, unfurled its colors Monday at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Date Safe: 'Can I kiss you?'

    May 25, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany " “Why don’t we ask for intimacy?”   “Are married people awkward?”   “Does every human being deserve to have a choice before we do something with his or her body?”

  • 6-52nd ADA Battalion FRG holds Asian cooking class

    May 25, 2011

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - Jobee Dumo was ready to put the finishing touch to a fine Filipino cuisine known as pansit.

  • National Guard helps British Withdraw from Iraq

    May 25, 2011

    The 1244th Transportation Company from North Riverside, Ill., along with the 230th Sustainment Brigade's Personnel Security Detail, headquartered out of Chattanooga, Tenn., took a trip to Umm Qasr, Iraq, May 16, 2011, to transport the last remaining British soldiers and their equipment out of Iraq.

  • 21st TSC’s “The Reckoning” determines Best Warrior

    May 25, 2011

    It started with a social event. This was just a ploy to ease the minds of 11 warriors who were about to begin a grueling battle for supremacy. One by one each brigade sergeant major in the 21st Theater Sustainment Command stood up proudly and introduced their warriors. These warriors were the best of the best and were ready to proclaim the title, “21st TSC Best Warrior.”

  • U.S. Soldiers participate in Strong Bonds Program

    May 25, 2011

    SEOUL - Over a dozen Soldiers enjoyed three free nights at a four-star hotel which included all-you-can-eat breakfast bars, a steak bar, a seafood bar, a swimming pool and exercise room as part of Strong Bonds for singles, the commander’s chaplain-lead program May 12 - 14 here.

  • Battalion holds English class for Suwon police

    May 25, 2011

    SUWON, South Korea - Every Thursday afternoon, American Soldiers from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery pay a visit to the Korean National Police Agency West Suwon Station to conduct weekly English training.

  • Capturing a thousand words

    May 25, 2011

    It is common for the media to embed with the military during deployments and training. Because of this close working relationship, it is important that both parties establish a solid line of communication, as much as each situation will allow, so that the public can receive accurate and timely information.

  • Follow me: son and mother thrive in same New York Army National Guard unit

    May 27, 2011

    The truth be told, the inspirations for Spc. Cola Jade and her son Spc. Miami Jade were all relative, and included each other and another family member. Cola joined the New York Army National Guard's Staten Island-based 145th Surface Maintenance Company as a wheeled vehicle mechanic in 2009 -- right after her son Miami finished training for the same career field and unit.

  • International shooting event is showcase of military weaponry

    May 24, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For 28 years military and private security personnel have made their way from places such as Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland and other locations to be a part of a renowned marksmanship competition.

  • Closer than a brother: Army dentists' paths lead to southern Iraq

    May 24, 2011

    BABIL, Iraq - Suffering from a toothache in southern Iraq may land you in the chair of either of two brothers with an interesting story of adversity, perseverance, and the unique bond of identical twins. U.S. Army Captains Aleksandr and Dmitry Baron both serve in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment as dentists on two separate bases in southern Iraq. Both are augmenting the unit from their home base of Fort Stewart, Ga. Aleksandr deployed to Contingency Operating Site Kalsu at the end of October to work with the Regimental Support Squadron, and Dmitry joined the regiment's 3rd Squadron at Contingency Operating Site Echo in April. Both men volunteered for the deployments, but Dmitry's recent arrival to the same unit in Iraq was mere coincidence, the kind of common occurrence that has kept these two twins together for most of their lives.

  • Berlin Airlift: Events commemorate historic humanitarian operation

    May 25, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Aukamm Elementary School students sang "Happy Birthday" to a special guest May 20 - 90-year-old retired Col. Gail Halvorsen. A,A The Berlin Airlift veteran, known as the Candy Bomber and Uncle Wiggly Wings to those young West Berlin recipients of his generosity with Hershey bars during the Soviet blockade, paid a visit to the school, along with Mercedes Wild, one of those children in post-war Berlin in the late 1940s and author of the children's book "Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot."

  • National Guard completes largest-ever exercise

    May 25, 2011

    About 40,000 National Guard members working with active duty servicemembers and federal and state emergency personnel completed "National Level Exercise 11" May 20, 2011, signaling the successful execution of the largest interagency exercise ever, Guard officials said.

  • Automated R3 Process estimated to save big dollars for Department of Defense

    May 25, 2011

    The ICM R3 Demil Process is the first fully automated R3 capability for the demilitarization of M42, M46, and M77 submunitions. It was developed by the Defense Ammunition Center Demil Technology Directorate and Sandia National Laboratories.

  • Prescribed burns under way

    May 24, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Environmental Management Division's Land Management Branch is fighting fire with fire - literally. The Directorate of Public Works agency has ignited its annual round of prescribed burns in post training areas. They're needed to maintain longleaf pine forests, control vegetation in the understory and reduce fuel sources for potentially catastrophic wildfires, said Land Management Branch chief James Parker. It's also an important tool in managing the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker habitat. On average, the impact areas are burned every two to three years, totaling about 30,000 to 40,000 acres of upland pine forests annually, he said. Most controlled burns on Fort Benning occur between December and June. Read more: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2011/03/01/1480281/prescribed-burns-under-way.html#ixzz1NHetvJpd

  • First Mobility Warrant Officer Course Graduates At Fort Lee

    May 27, 2011

    Friends and family members were on hand to observe the ceremony as the 24 new warrant officers marched across the stage.

  • ASC's missions highlighted during Military Appreciation Week

    May 24, 2011

    The Army Sustainment Command's missions and its Soldiers were highlighted during Military Appreciation Week that concluded May 22.

  • SMA meets with Spann Soldiers

    May 25, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler and Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin L. Hill, the senior enlisted member for the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, met with Soldiers from 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and their U.S. Army and international partners here, May 23, 2011.

  • 'Longknife' Squadron, Iraqi police partner to deter terrorism in Baghdad

    May 25, 2011

    Soldiers with the 5th "Longknife" Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center, recently partnered with members of the Iraqi Federal Police to patrol areas of Baghdad with the potential for terrorist activity.

  • 172nd Soldier to represent U.S. Army Europe in 2011 Military World Games

    May 25, 2011

    Capt. Danielle Cork has a love affair with volleyball. "It starts with a pass, the setter sets the ball, the hitter hits it -- it's a lot of finesse," she said. "You have to have the right touch, the right fluid motion." Cork went on to describe the athletic enterprise as the "ultimate team sport," comparing it to her current position in the Army as an adjunct general officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 172nd Infantry Brigade.

  • Sorting it out: Grafenwoehr Elementary students learn the ins and outs of recycling in Germany

    May 24, 2011

    Leilani Castillo, 11, strained her neck to peer upward at the multitude of machines sorting a mix of plastic, glass, aluminum and everyday trash. "So all of the plastic items are on the conveyer belt and a big magnetic machine pulls any metal cans they may have got mixed in there," explained Castillo. "Then whatever is left is sorted by the workers here." Castillo, along with more than 40 additional students from Grafenwoehr Elementary School toured Bergler Sorting Plant, May 10, gaining a plethora of knowledge on the process of sorting recyclables.

  • U.S. Army builds on 'Army Strong' campaign with new advertising

    May 31, 2011

    The U.S. Army is introducing its latest extension of "Army Strong" through its newest advertising campaign, "Symbol of Strength."

  • Always heard but never seen

    May 24, 2011

    Members of the U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), have the duty of firing final salutes during memorial ceremonies for service members laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. and are responsible for rendering honors to visiting foreign dignitaries and heads of state at the White House, Pentagon and throughout the National Capital Region

  • ASC participates in Rock Island Arsenal Armed Forces Day Open House

    May 24, 2011

    Armed Forces Day Open House at Rock Island Arsenal on May 22. A parade opened the festivities and visitors learned how the Arsenal works to support America's troops around the globe.

  • 18th MP Best Warrior competition takes it back to basics

    May 24, 2011

    General George S. Patton once wrote in 1933, "Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory. " In the almost 80 years since that statement, it rings as true today as it did then. Advances in technology may change the way we fight, but it is still the Soldiers and leaders of our Army who are winning battles every day. As a testament to Patton's observation and encompassing the boldest of spirits, the best of the best among the Soldiers and noncommissioned officers in the 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, showed up May 1-3 in Baumholder, Germany, to battle for the title of Warrior and Warrior Leader of the Year.

  • 21st TSC hosts Korean Arms Verification Agency

    May 24, 2011

    Absolutely no coloring outside the box allowed. When the Supply Activity Europe, which falls under the Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, hosted the Korean Arms Verification Agency inspection team here, May 18 and 19, every aspect of the visit was regulated. While it was a historic first to have a South Korean inspection team involved with a Conventional Armed Forces in Europe inspection, the SAE is a well-versed veteran of the annual arms evaluation and inspection process.

  • ASC participates in Military Appreciation Night

    May 24, 2011

    The Association of the United States Army hosted Military Appreciation Night at the Quad Cities River Bandits baseball game to honor and support Soldiers for their service on May 21.

  • Presidential Salute Battery

    May 24, 2011

    Members of the U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), have the duty of firing final salutes during memorial ceremonies for service members laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. and are responsible for rendering honors to visiting foreign dignitaries and heads of state at the White House, Pentagon and throughout the National Capital Region.

  • Live-Streamed Twilight Tattoo May 25; Fort McNair.

    May 25, 2011

    Twilight Tattoo Live-Streamed May 25 from Fort McNair, D.C.

  • 82nd MP Company Alumni Reunite

    May 24, 2011

    The 82nd Military Police Company held a reunion coinciding with the end of All American Week on Friday, May 20 at the Fort Bragg Club. Veterans from as far back as the '40s and '50s shared stories with their younger counterparts.

  • Natick commander takes part in Purple Heart ceremony

    May 24, 2011

    Sergeant Deidra Neeley had no intention of making Massachusetts history Aug. 27, 2009. It just worked out that way.

  • 4th Sust. Bde. leadership hosts town hall meeting

    May 24, 2011

    Senior leadership for the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, conducted a town hall meeting with Family members and Soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, via video teleconference at the brigade's headquarters at Contingency Operating Base Adder May 18.

  • Operation Watershed: USACE's Mississippi River Flood Fight

    May 24, 2011

    What is it' Our nation has been experiencing historic flood levels throughout the Mississippi and Ohio rivers and their tributaries that continue to threaten the lives and property of millions of people and waterborne commerce. Operation Watershed is U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) front line flood fight along with their partners in managing an entire system of reservoirs and control structures to mitigate flooding impacts mitigate flooding impacts . At the center of this effort is the Mississippi River and Tributaries (MR&T) Project, an integrated system of locks, dams, levees, floodways and spillways managed by USACE. This system, designed to protect 4 million people, is being tested like never before.

  • Please Add a Title!

    May 24, 2011

    Leaders from the Khowst provincial government and 3rd Brigade Combat Team 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke met with elders in Spera, Khowst province, Afghanistan, to discuss issues in the village, Tuesday, May 17.Aca,!A..

  • Hohenfels Soldier nabs prestigious award

    May 24, 2011

    Duty. Honor. Country. To the men and women serving in our armed forces, those words have a meaning far beyond what can be found in Webster's dictionary. The MacArthur Leadership Award recognizes 28 company grade officers across the Army, National Guard, and Army Reserves each year who epitomize these ideals, and 1st. Lt. Daniel M. Meegan, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion 4th Infantry Regiment, earned that honor for 2010.

  • Soldier 360 takes shape, adding more extensive Physical Readiness Training

    May 26, 2011

    Soldier 360 degrees, a military leader-development course offered in Europe, provides seasoned noncommissioned officers training on the new Army Physical Readiness Training standards.

  • Courageous Channel at Camp Walker

    May 24, 2011

    Soldiers, U.S. Citizens and families practiced noncombatant evacuation operations, or NEO, at the Kelly Gym at Camp Walker, South Korea May 20, 2011. Fifteen stations were set up to review information for noncombatants who would be evacuated if hostilities arise on the Korea peninsula.

  • RSC commanders help lead way for Afghanistan's future

    May 24, 2011

    Commanders from the six Regional Support Commands in Afghanistan concluded their three-day conference May 19 with recommendations that they believe will allow them to transition into the mid-term future. The six RSCs report to the Deputy Commander-Regional Support, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, headquartered at Camp Eggers, Kabul. Brigadier General Tom Cosentino leads the command.

  • Leading The Way

    May 25, 2011

    Package about one N.C.O. who is showing Soldiers what it means to be a leader during the N.C.O. and Soldier of the Year competition. Produced by Sgt. Dani Rhoades.

  • Air assault training exercise

    May 24, 2011

    Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, participate in an air assault training exercise in Alaskaís Chugach Mountain Range on May 12, 2011.

  • MCTOG, joint partners prep soldiers, Marines during capstone air-ground integration exercise

    May 24, 2011

    Army, Marine operations officers train together during exercise focused on integrating joint, coalition, special operations forces (SOF), and interagency partners across a range of military operations.

  • 1st AD uncases its colors at Fort Bliss

    May 25, 2011

    The last U.S. Army division to leave Germany, the 1st Armored Division, unfurled its colors Monday at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Darnall graduates four physician assistants, the number one growing medical profession

    May 24, 2011

    Four Soldiers became physician assistants May 12 when they graduated from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. As PAs, the new graduates will provide health care to beneficiaries across the Army, conducting physicals and assessing medical needs under the direction of a licensed physician. They will also help train enlisted medics and may evaluate the medical readiness of individual units.

  • Installation Management Command's first-ever Best Warrior Competition kicks off

    May 31, 2011

    The first 24 hours of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Best Warrior competition came at the competitors with rapid tests of brain, brawn and battle skills May 22 and 23 at Camp Bullis, Texas.

  • Breathing is easier if you follow your asthma action plan

    May 24, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas"Asthma sufferers can breathe easier knowing that the medical professionals at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center are prepared to help them control their asthma. “Control is the most important aspect when dealing with asthma. Uncontrolled asthma can lead to potentially fatal consequences,” said Wanda Gomez, certified asthma educator at CRDAMC’s Population Health Clinic. “Our number one priority is to determine if the patient’s asthma is controlled. The goal of asthma management is to attain and then maintain control with the least medication and the fewest side effects.”

  • USASAC supply technician plays “critical middleman” for humanitarian relief effort

    May 25, 2011

    A tool kit to repair a jeep may not be the first image that comes to mind for humanitarian relief efforts, but it is a critical part of the logistical support needed to sustain recovery efforts in countries such as Haiti. One of the many aspects of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command’s (USASAC) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program is providing equipment and support to international partners’ humanitarian relief efforts. Uruguay recently purchased not only 24 jeeps, but tool kits that were essential to keep the jeeps running as it began its role as part of the United Nation’s assistance program in Haiti.

  • Europe Answers Soldier Resilience Challenge

    May 23, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army wants to ensure a sustained flow of trained and ready forces; Grafenwoehr Military Community sustains the Army's mission and offers Soldier 360A,Ao, a leader's comprehensive fitness course offered to noncommissioned officers (NCO's) throughout Europe that creates efficiencies among Garrison programs, and arms Soldiers with tools that combat suicide, alcoholism, domestic violence, and drug abuse, while ensuring healthy, productive leaders for today's fight.

  • First Lady lauds 'a force of families'

    May 23, 2011

    The nation's military is built and sustained on the strength of families, First Lady Michelle Obama told the U.S. Military Academy's Class of 2011 and their families at a banquet last night in West Point, N.Y., on the eve of today's graduation ceremonies.

  • 82nd focuses on getting back to basics, living legacy during All American Week

    May 23, 2011

    It's no secret that the 82nd Airborne Division separates itself from fighting forces around the globe by way of its proud history and unmatched competency. It is the combination of the Division's ability to look back and learn from its standard-setting pioneer Paratroopers in concert with the modern flexibility, physical toughness, and mental acuity that define today's Paratrooper keeping the 82nd Airborne Division legacy alive.

  • 'Triple Nickel' engineers come together in celebration

    May 23, 2011

    Short article on 555th Engineer Brigade (Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA) conducting Engineer Days activities to include a memorial dedication to their fallen Soldiers.

  • Bravo Company Takes Top Army Unit Supply Excellence Award

    May 23, 2011

    Soldiers from Bravo Company, 53rd Signal Battalion, at Fort Meade, Md., are basking the light of victory as one of their own helped in garnering an Army Supply Excellence Award (SEA) for 2010 during the annual Chief of Staff, Army's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards 2011 ceremony in Richmond, Va., May 12th.

  • A ballet of fire and steel: 3-2 SBCT engages mass support-by-fire

    May 23, 2011

    Commanders of 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division composed a symphony of rockets, mortars, artillery and bullets during a fire coordination exercise at Yakima Training Center May 22.

  • Paratroopers Demonstrate Capabilities to Public during Joint Operational Access Demonstration

    May 23, 2011

    The operational capacity of the 82nd Airborne Division was on parade during the capstone event of the 2011 All American Week, the Joint Operational Access Demonstration, May 20, 2011 at Sicily Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C. Static displays turned the Sicily Drop Zone into a mobile Airborne Museum, giving the public a chance to see the latest technologies deployed in the division's global engagements. Vehicles, weapons, reconnaissance equipment - even a nine-man airborne infantry squad - were available for the public to learn about and interact with. At noon, paratroopers put on an aerial performance, executing a "heavy drop" of parachuting vehicles followed by a simulated combat jump. Spectators in bleachers and lawnchairs lined the perimeter of Sicily Drop Zone, cameras skyward, clicking away at a line of shrooming green parachutes carrying the All-American paratroopers to the ground.

  • More bases close in Iraq as 3ID troops head home

    May 23, 2011

    Camps Khalid and Tariq in Iraq were transferred to the Iraqi Army earlier this month and Camp Taqaddum in the western desert was signed over May 18, 2011.

  • Chinese PLA delegation visits NTC

    May 23, 2011

    The Chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army of China, Gen. Chen Bingde, and other members of the Chinese military toured a training village at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., May 21. Chen and other members of a Chinese PLA delegation spent the previous week on a tour of U.S. military facilities to promote partnership between China and the U.S. The delegation watched a demonstration of an Urban Mounted Patrol Lane during their visit to the NTC.

  • ACS helps local employee improve credit, obtain difficult promotion

    May 23, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - What can you do when a bad credit rating is preventing you from obtaining a government civilian position'

  • Ready for anything: 1-37th FA trains on all levels, fires on all cylinders

    May 23, 2011

    It might be the perception from the outside that field artillerymen don't exactly get close to the battle, but that couldn't be further from the truth. To meet the unconventional requirements of two simultaneous overseas conflicts during the last ten years, artillery Soldiers all across the Army have traded in one gun for another, accepting once unexpected infantry-like roles as members of maneuver teams in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently engaged in an expansive variation of exercises at Yakima Training Center in Central Washington State, Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, are now taking back what they traded in, but still training on all levels of Soldiering.

  • Digital Training Campus available for deployed Soldiers

    May 23, 2011

    Portable professional development classrooms that can be set up virtually anywhere are currently being used by units in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • West Point Class of 2011 Graduation

    May 23, 2011

    The early morning chill and fog made way for a warm, sunny graduation ceremony as the U.S. Military Academy graduated more than 1,000 cadets in the Class of 2011 as commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Army. The class included 10 foreign cadets who will return to their countries for service. Additionally, one cadet was commissioned in the U.S. Navy and another into the Marine Corps.

  • Civilian Leader Learns About Sustainment

    May 27, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class David Pratt, Warrior Training Center Ordnance noncommissioned officer in charge, explains the HEAT (Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer) to Gwendolyn R. DeFilippi, director Civilian Senior Leader Management Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army Manpower and Reserve Affairs, and William F. Moore, deputy to the Combined Arms Support Command commanding general. During her visit to CASCOM May 20, DeFilippi had the opportunity to observe training at the WTC, Tactical Equipment Support Department, Joint Culinary Center of Excellence and Army Logistics University. She also toured the installation to see construction relating to Base Realignment and Closure initiatives and had lunch with senior civilian leaders in the state-of-the-art Ordnance Dining Facility.

  • Warm welcome, fond farewell for 3-8 Cav soldier

    May 23, 2011

    DALLAS - After more than 60 years, Private 1st Class Joseph A. Terrell, an infantryman with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division during the Korean War, has been laid to rest at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetary here May 19.

  • 'Coyote' tackles combatives training

    May 23, 2011

    Forty-four Soldiers from the 1138th Transportation Company, Missouri Army National Guard, received combatives training from the 2nd Bn., 361st Combat Support Regt., "Coyote," 5th Armored Brigade, to learn survival skills when combatives is required to defeat an opponent or enemy here May 12.

  • Gunfighter troops turn on the water works

    May 23, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Many of Contingency Operating Base Adder's resources arrive by shipment from the U.S., however, water is one of only a handful of resources collected locally.

  • German Army, U.S. Special Operations foster partnership through airborne operation

    May 23, 2011

    Breitenfeld, a jumpmaster commander from the 31st German Airborne Brigade, was on Camp Mackall May 18 and 19 along with several of his jumpmasters to participate in an airborne operation in which hundreds of U.S. Army Special Operations Command and U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command Soldiers earned either their bronze, silver or gold German airborne wings.

  • Fort Polk celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month

    May 23, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - Asian Pacific Americans encompass more than 50 ethnic groups, representing a vast array of languages and cultures from around the world. That culture is celebrated nationally each year in May.

  • Army Air Corps vet recalls D-Day flights

    May 23, 2011

    DERIDDER, La. - On Dec. 21, 1942, Earl Hollingsworth was a 22-year-old working at the air base in Lake Charles when he received "an invitation from Uncle Sam" to join the Army.

  • The basics of sustainment

    May 23, 2011

    Sustainment Week affords leaders from around the Army an opportunity to gather yearly to talk about issues, gain valuable insights and discuss the future of the sustainment community. This year's conference kicked off May 9 with a common theme of 'getting back to the basics.'

  • Task Force Patriot's SFAT advises, assists ANSF

    May 23, 2011

    LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- On Forward Operating Base Shank, not too far from Kabul, four Afghan National Security Force officials and two U.S. Soldiers sit around a table. The Afghans sip Chai and converse in their native language as the two Security Force Assistance Team leaders observe, listen through an interpreter and prepare to answer questions for their meeting.

  • Afghanistan veteran aims for executive MBA while deployed

    May 23, 2011

    FORTAca,!E+POLK, La. - Even the call to war didn't stop the personal goal of Capt. Jonathan Silk, the assistant operations officer with 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade. He started the University of Texas-Dallas Executive Master of Business Administration program 21 months ago, expecting a 21-month journey of traveling back and forth from Dallas every other weekend. In the middle of the second semester, Silk, along with the rest of the 162nd Inf Bde "Task Force Tiger," deployed to Afghanistan for six months where they were assigned to the combined training advisory group-police, advising and training the Afghan National Police.

  • Fort Polk teens pamper moms at brunch held in their honor

    May 23, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - Several teens from Child, Youth and School Service Hired! program put in a hard day's work May 7 at the Warrior Community Center. They hauled dozens of chairs - enough for the more than 180 guests - and grouped dining tables with an eye towards perfection. Some teens sorted tablecloths by size, a harder task than it seems, and made sure there was not a wrinkle in sight as they laid them carefully on the tables. The teens worked six hours that day, the day before Mother's Day, in preparation for the Mother's Day Brunch, sponsored by the Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • IMCOM-SE cases its colors

    May 23, 2011

    Davis Tindoll Jr. (left), Installation Management Command-Southeast (IMCOM-SE) Region director, slides the casing onto the IMCOM-SE colors during the IMCOM-SE color casing ceremony Wednesday at The Commons at Fort McPherson. Assisting in the process is Command Sgt. Maj. Karl Roberts (center), U.S. Army Garrison command sergeant major, and Command Sgt. Maj.Charles Durr Jr., IMCOM-SE command sergeant major. IMCOM-SE will relocate to Joint Base Langley/Fort Eustis, Va. and will merge with Installation Management Command-Northeast Region to form the Atlantic Region July 19.

  • IMCOM-SE cases its colors

    May 23, 2011

    Davis Tindoll Jr. (left), Installation Management Command-Southeast (IMCOM-SE) Region director, slides the casing onto the IMCOM-SE colors during the IMCOM-SE color casing ceremony Wednesday at The Commons at Fort McPherson. Assisting in the process is Command Sgt. Maj. Karl Roberts (center), U.S. Army Garrison command sergeant major, and Command Sgt. Maj.Charles Durr Jr., IMCOM-SE command sergeant major. IMCOM-SE will relocate to Joint Base Langley/Fort Eustis, Va. and will merge with Installation Management Command-Northeast Region to form the Atlantic Region July 19.

  • Oral hygiene equally important for pets as it is for people

    May 23, 2011

    Dental hygiene is as important for dogs and cats as it is for humans. Plaque forms on dogs and cat's teeth the same way it forms on our teeth after we eat. With time, this plaque builds until it becomes hardened, forming a substance called tartar. As tartar builds up, it can get into the gums and eventually cause infections and gingivitis. This can lead to serious gum disease that will shorten the life of your pet.

  • Warrant Officers Look To The Future

    May 23, 2011

    Warrant Officers are the technical experts of their fields, often called upon to provide the knowledge required to successfully complete tough missions.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers compete for food service award

    May 23, 2011

    As the May 7 sun rose in the bivouac area on Hunter Army Airfield, Sgt. 1st Class Mary Pettiford and nearly 20 other Army Reserve Soldiers from the 429th Multifunctional Medical Battalion (MMB) were making final preparations for their upcoming mission, to complete in the 44th Annual Philip Connelly Awards Program for Excellence in Army Food Service. The Connelly competition was established to recognize Army units that provide excellent food and service in a field environment.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground relights lighthouse after 72 years

    May 23, 2011

    Seventy-two years of darkness was overthrown with the flick of a switch as Aberdeen Proving Ground relit the Pooles Island Lighthouse, the oldest standing lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay at about 9 p.m. today.

  • "What benefit do you see in starting up the Atlantic Region'"

    May 23, 2011

    Man on the street: This week the Sentinel asked senior leaders of Installation Management Command-Southeast Region: "What benefit do you see in starting up the Atlantic Region'"

  • Keeping standards still important even as installations close

    May 23, 2011

    As Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem get closer to its final day of operation Sept. 15, many of our Civilian employees and Soldiers are busying themselves preparing for their eventual move by cleaning and restoring their homes for either rental or sale. Motivated by the knowledge such work could add to the value and increase the chance of a sale or rental agreement, these individuals are busy doing all they can to make their homes as presentable as possible.

  • Army takes gold at wheelchair basketball championships

    May 31, 2011

    The Army beat out the Marines, 44-19, and took home the gold, after fierce competition at the championship wheelchair basketball game, May 20, at the 2011 Warrior Games.

  • Final retirement ceremony brings out multiple emotions

    May 23, 2011

    On Monday, U.S. Army Garrison will host its last monthly retirement ceremony. Like many other "final" events we experience as we draw nearer to closure, this ceremony will bring out a variety of emotions. First, of course, is a bit of sadness at this being our last event. We have had the honor of conducting retirement ceremonies on this installation for nearly 40 years.

  • Army swimmers win 15 medals at Warrior Games

    May 23, 2011

    The swimming finals at the 2011 Warrior Games Friday brought the Army 15 medals, including several gold.

  • Retiree Appreciation Day honors, educates retirees

    May 23, 2011

    To honor the years of service given by military retirees, Fort McPherson hosted its annual Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) May 21 at the Fort McPherson Post Theater. Like previous RADs, the event was a chance for retirees to have fellowship with one another over coffee and donuts and learn about services offered to them by the installation. However, due to BRAC, the focus of this year's RAD was shifted toward how the upcoming closures of Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem would affect retirees.

  • Sustainment Week 2011

    May 23, 2011

    Sustainment Week affords leaders from around the Army an opportunity to gather yearly to talk about issues, gain valuable insights and discuss the future of the sustainment community. This year's conference kicked off May 9 with a common theme of 'getting back to the basics.'

  • Fourth Annual Wounded Warrior Fishing Tourney hosted by local neighbor

    May 23, 2011

  • Fourth Annual Wounded Warrior Fishing Tourney hosted by local neighbor

    May 23, 2011

    Good old Southern hospitality was recently extended to the Wounded Warriors of Fort Gordon. Charlie and Trudy Lewis of Thomson, Ga., opened up their farm for the fourth consecutive year for Wounded Warriors and their families to sit on the banks of their ponds to fish and relax.

  • Safety a Big Issue for Small Boats

    May 23, 2011

    -Another "Boat Responsibly!" Reminder from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Coast Guard -

  • Paratroopers remember fallen heroes during All-American memorial ceremony

    May 27, 2011

    Past and present paratroopers, with the 82nd Airborne Division, honored fallen paratroopers and their families during a memorial ceremony outside of the 82nd Airborne Division Museum at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • U.S. Army surgeons foster relationship with medical community in Haiti

    May 23, 2011

    Two U.S. Army surgeons currently taking part in Task Force Bon Voizen, a New Horizons Haiti 2011 humanitarian engineer and medical training exercise under the command of the Louisiana National Guard, shared their skills with Haitian physicians at St. Nicolas Hospital, in St. Marc, Haiti, May 19, 2011.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT Selected as Pikes Peak 2011 Outstanding Enlisted During Armed Forces Day Luncheon

    May 23, 2011

    A platoon sergeant from the Army's 1st Space Brigade was selected as the 2011 Pike's Peak Outstanding Enlisted Member in Category Two (E-5 and E-6).

  • CSA visits Louisiana, thanks Guard Soldiers

    May 23, 2011

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey visited Soldiers from the Louisiana National Guard to thank them for their hard work and dedication in supporting the state of Louisiana and its citizens during flood operations at the Bonnet Carre Spillway, May 21, 2011.

  • Fort Gordon continues to advance in Army Green program

    May 23, 2011

    Fort Gordon continues to make progress in its efforts to Aca,!A"go greenAca,!A? as five new hybrid vehicles went into service earlier this week.

  • Paratroopers demonstrate capabilities to public

    May 23, 2011

    The operational capacity of the 82nd Airborne Division was on parade during the capstone event of the 2011 All-American Week, the Joint Operational Access Demonstration. Static displays turned the Sicily Drop Zone into a mobile Airborne Museum, giving the public a chance to see the latest technologies deployed in the division's global engagements. Vehicles, weapons, reconnaissance equipment - even a nine-man airborne infantry squad - were available for the public to learn about and interact with. At noon, paratroopers put on an aerial performance, executing a "heavy drop" of parachuting vehicles followed by a simulated combat jump. Spectators in bleachers and lawnchairs lined the perimeter of Sicily Drop Zone, cameras skyward, clicking away at a line of shrooming green parachutes carrying the All-American paratroopers to the ground.

  • Blood tests alert Picatinny civilian to life-threatening disease

    May 23, 2011

    The Picatinny Civilian Welfare Council holds an annual blood test program. The results of one of these tests forever changed the life of Raymond Seiz.

  • Fort Hood military clinics in civilian communities give patients a "hometown doctor" feeli

    May 23, 2011

    The idea of personal care from a "hometown doctor" is becoming a reality for Fort Hood active duty military service members and their families. In ribbon-cutting ceremonies May 17, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center officially opened two new community-based Medical Homes, one in the Market Heights shopping center in Harker Heights and one in the Town Square shopping mall in Copperas Cove.

  • Military-to-Military Band Exchange

    May 23, 2011

    The U.S. Army Band and the People's Liberation Army Band are performing a series of concerts to build mutual understanding between the United States and the Peoples Republic of China. "Friendship and Cooperation through music" is the theme for these concerts and performances will be conducted from May 12 to 23 in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Pa. and New York, N.Y.

  • Corps of Engineers shows solar-powered streetlights to Afghan media

    May 23, 2011

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Solar-powered streetlights have boosted commerce in a busy business district in downtown Kabul where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed solar-powered streetlights late last year, Kabul Mayor Muhammad Yunus Nawandish told Afghan news reporters on Thursday, May 19.

  • Service members, Iraqi scouts conduct final camporee

    May 23, 2011

    With a full day of activities, a huge bonfire and smiles on everyone's faces, service members from United States Forces - Iraq gathered together with Iraqi Boy Scouts and Girl Guides of Victory Base Council, who are children of Iraqi special forces soldiers, during the 2011 Kashafa Spring Camporee on Victory Base Complex May 6.

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