Archive: Jul 2011

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  • GREYWOLF takes top prize at division stakes competition

    Jul 12, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- The 36th Infantry Division held its quarterly Arrowhead Stakes competition July 1 to name southern Iraq’s Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter.

  • Kansas sends 22 additional Soldiers to assist with flood relief operations

    Jul 13, 2011

    Soldiers from the Kansas National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery deployed to Doniphan County, June 28, 20111, to provide security patrols in Elwood, Kan. The tasking came through the Kansas Division of Emergency Management at the request of the mayor of Elwood and county emergency management officials.

  • ‘Destroyer’ Battalion earns combat patch

    Jul 12, 2011

    Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division were presented with combat patches during the 1st Infantry Division Combat Patch Presentation Ceremony held at Contingency Operating Site Warrior July 8, 2011.

  • “Long Knife” food service specialist goes the extra mile to build morale

    Jul 12, 2011

    Before leaving China, Spc. Jun Zhao promised his mother he would go to America and make something of himself. Zhao, currently assigned to Troop D, 1st Squadron, 9th Squadron, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, enlisted in the military four years ago as food service specialist.

  • Army improving UAS effectiveness

    Jul 13, 2011

    More than 400 attendees joined the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Warfighter Forum which ran from June 21-24, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz.

  • District police, U.S. forces discuss progress and future

    Jul 12, 2011

    Members of the Provincial Police Transition Team, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, visited the Dibbis district police station, northwest of Kirkuk City, Iraq, July 6. Lieutenant Colonel Steven Hughes, Team Chief for the Provincial Police Transition Team, 1st AATF, toured the Dibbis police headquarters and met with Lt. Col. Moayed Bakir Sidiq, Dibbis chief of police, to discuss progress, the current state of affairs and future plans for the district.

  • Army Corps of Engineers concerned with rise in deaths at Corps parks

    Jul 12, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) North Atlantic Division is continuing to concentrate on water safety outreach at lake and river projects after a deadly start to the recreation season at USACE parks nationwide.

  • “Rough Rider” medics train troops at U.S. base in Iraq

    Jul 12, 2011

    Combat medics assigned to Company C, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a combat lifesaver course for service members stationed at Contingency Operating Site Marez, July 4-8. During the five-day medical refresher course, the service members trained on how to treat a casualty until professional medical help arrives.

  • Station Commander Models Recruiting After Infantry

    Jul 19, 2011

    The Dixon and Dekalb, Ill., station commander reflects on how the infantry is a good approach to recruiting. Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Lopez was selected as the station commander of the month for May in the Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion.

  • Chiefs of Ordnance Share Information

    Jul 12, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Col. Clark W. LeMasters (right), U.S. Army Chief of Ordnance, briefs his counterpart, Brig. Gen. Tzvika Kraus, Chief of Ordnance for the Israel Defense Force, during a visit to the Combined Arms Support Command July 11-12. Kraus was at the “Home of Sustainment” to observe training and tour facilities at the U.S. Army Ordnance School.

  • Maj. Nidal M. Hasan is referred to general court-martial

    Jul 12, 2011

    After considering all matters submitted by defense counsel and considering other appropriate matters, including the recommendations of Hasan's chain of command, the Article 32 Investigating Officer, and his own legal advisor, Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., commander of III Corps and Fort Hood, has referred the case to a general court-martial for trial.

  • Army Battle Command leader retires with lasting legacy

    Jul 12, 2011

    Col. David Moore passed leadership of Project Manager Battle Command to Col. Jonas Vogelhut, during a change-of-command ceremony, July 8, 2011. The change of charter event also marked the transition of PM Battle Command to PM Mission Command, a name change that reflects the Army's most recent doctrine, the centrality of the commander, and the focus on fielding capabilities suitable for full-spectrum operations.

  • Eye in the sky

    Jul 12, 2011

    A small, raptor-like unmanned aerial system called the ScanEagle is providing Soldiers in Iraq with an ever-vigilant eye in the sky.

  • Culture College to replace Headstart program

    Jul 13, 2011

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Installation Management Command Europe will transition Headstart into Culture College in all U.S. Army in Europe garrisons beginning August 1.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards Afghanistan District-North employees for meritorious service

    Jul 12, 2011

    USACE AED-North celebrated the accomplishments and meritorious service of military service members and civilians during an award ceremony at the Qalaa House Compound, July 3.

  • Warrior Forge merges experience with potential

    Jul 12, 2011

    Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets from campuses across the country have descended upon JBLM for Warrior Forge 2011 and 104th Training Division Soldiers are ready for the challenge.

  • Extremists use Iranian weapons, Iraq command spokesman says

    Jul 12, 2011

    There is no doubt that deadly weapons being used against American forces in Iraq originated in Iran, a U.S. Forces Iraq spokesman said here today.

  • 'Black Knights' receive combat service patch

    Jul 26, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq "U.S. Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment "Black Knights", 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, crowded into a hot conference room to celebrate a milestone event.

  • Band commander receives award

    Jul 26, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On November 16, 1776, a private in the First Company of the Pennsylvania Artillery named John Corbin was mortally wounded during a battle at Fort Washington on Manhattan Island.

  • Rail Gunners swim, bike, run to finish

    Jul 25, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Several officers from the 41st Fires Brigade jumped-off the start of their day with a little exercise as they competed in the Stillhouse Hollow Triathlon held at Dana Peak Park, July 10.

  • 1st Air Cav conducts rare sling load operation in Afghanistan

    Jul 25, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a rare sling load operation July 6, utilizing a CH-47F Chinook helicopter to transport another Chinook helicopter from Camp Kunduz to Camp Marmal.

  • New CDC opens its doors at Fort Gordon

    Jul 14, 2011

  • ADA Battalion honors award-winning dining facility

    Jul 11, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - The 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery celebrated its award-winning dining facility personnel.

  • Korean Service Corps holds change of command

    Jul 11, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The Korean Service Corps Battalion held their change of command July 6 at the Seoul American High School Field here.

  • AMC says farewell to a friend

    Jul 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Ms. Teresa W. Gerton, former Executive Deputy to the Commanding General at the U.S. Army Materiel Command, gave her official farewell during an afternoon retreat ceremony here, July 11. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, AMC commanding general, hosted the ceremony and presented awards for Gerton's service as the Executive Deputy to the Commanding General.

  • USAPHC holds redesignation ceremony

    Jul 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine was formally reflagged as the U.S. Army Public Health Command during a redesignation ceremony July 11 at McBride Field, Aberdeen Proving Ground"South, Md.

  • Darnall committed to customer service; wants patient feedback

    Jul 11, 2011

    Good customer service costs nothing, but it is priceless in terms of what it means to the patients and staff at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. Patients have the opportunity to anonymously provide feedback on their hospital visit by either completing an Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) comment and/or filling out the Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey (APLSS).

  • Darnall military pharmacist recognized for outstanding performance and contributions to career field

    Jul 11, 2011

    Lieutenant Col. Gwendolyn Thompson, chief of the Pharmacy Department at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2011 Next Generation Pharmacist" Awards Military Pharmacist of the Year.

  • DoD seeks input from Soldiers on MWR programs

    Jul 11, 2011

    The Defense Department is working to make sure each service, and DoD as a whole, is providing the “right” MWR programs and services to Soldiers and their Families.

  • LJTMC BRAC UPDATE

    Jul 11, 2011

    With the BRAC directed closure of Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, all military-unique physicals for active duty personnel will now be conducted at Connelly Clinic, Fort Gordon, Georgia. For Periodic Health Assessments (PHA), please call (706)787-0312 or (706)787-5168. For Retirement and ETS Physicals please call (706)787-5159.

  • Last CDC customer

    Jul 11, 2011

    After 58 years of providing child care, the Fort McPherson Child Development Center closed its doors June 30.

  • Small things lead to big rewards

    Jul 11, 2011

    Many of us in these trying times looking for new jobs or homes could use the encouragement and gentle pat of our hands. I hope everyone uses their remaining time here as a blessing to someone else. The heart you end up helping the most could be your own.

  • Army marksman qualifies for Olympics

    Jul 13, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Eric Uptagrafft a 1996 Olympian, qualified for nomination to the 2012 team pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee.

  • Army stresses caution, education to combat social media scammers

    Jul 26, 2011

    As social media use becomes more prevalent in today's Army, many Army leaders and Soldiers recognize that effective social media education is the best way to keep Soldiers from falling into the traps set by social media scam artists.

  • Fort McPherson’s dental clinic cases colors

    Jul 11, 2011

    Lawrence Joel Troop Medical Clinic's Dental Clinic cased its colors July 8, at the Fort McPherson Post Theater. The casing of the colors, which will never be flown again, signify the deactivation of the clinic, which has served members of all branches of the U.S. military.

  • 1st Air Cavalry conducts rare sling load operation in Afghanistan

    Jul 12, 2011

    Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a rare sling load operation July 6, 2011, using a CH-47F Chinook helicopter to transport another Chinook helicopter from Camp Kunduz to Camp Marmal, Afghanistan.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry gets fitted for a new prosthetic arm

    Jul 11, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry gets fitted with a new prosthetic robotic arm by Mr. Troy Farnsworth, on July 11, 2011.

  • Twins promoted to captain on Forward Operating Base Salerno

    Jul 12, 2011

    A pair of U.S. Army 1st Lieutenants, and identical twins, were promoted to captain on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, July 2, 2011.

  • Your thoughts shape your life

    Jul 11, 2011

    Bible and history address need to shape our thoughts positively.

  • Saber Squadron counters indirect fire operations

    Jul 12, 2011

    The Soldiers of Bandit Troop, 6th ‘Saber’ Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, along with their Iraqi Security Force partners, sought out insurgents attempting to use indirect fire assets against the local security forces in Wasit province, Iraq, by conducting area reconnaissance, July 6, 2011.

  • CHARACTER COUNTS! program part of Fort McCoy Summer Camp activities

    Jul 11, 2011

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Youth participating in the Fort McCoy Summer Camp program are incorporating the Six Pillars of Character into their daily activities, said Cori Yahnke, Fort McCoy School Age and Youth Center director. Yahnke said the program has been ongoing, and the CHARACTER COUNTS! Pillars are woven into every activity the youth in the Child, School & Youth (CYS) Services program participate in year-round. Many youth are participating in the current CYS Services Summer Camp program, with total youth in a recent week nearing the 100-person mark.

  • Sand volleyball courts at Fort McCoy created by Soldiers for Soldiers

    Jul 11, 2011

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Two new sand volleyball courts located outdoors near the Fort McCoy Community Activity Center, building 2000, already are getting heavy use less than a month after being completed as a troop project. Larry Morrow, installation Troop Project coordinator, helped get the project on the list for Operations Essayons, a June engineer exercise held at Fort McCoy. Morrow worked with the CAC, the Directorate of Public Works and the 955th Engineer Company of Pennsylvania to design and construct the project to meet the needs of the CAC and the Soldiers

  • Drones may soon fly from Lawton to Clinton

    Jul 11, 2011

    LAWTON, Okla. - Groundwork is being done to establish an “air corridor” that would allow for flights of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) between Lawton-Fort Sill and the Clinton-Sherman Airport in Clinton.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest pilot program at Fort McCoy supports Soldiers

    Jul 11, 2011

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- A pilot Warrior Adventure Quest program held at Fort McCoy in June trained 150 Soldiers from the Illinois Army National Guard how to handle post-deployment stress. Pam Budda, Outdoor Recreation and Sports Director for the Fort McCoy Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR), said the goal of the program, endorsed by the Department of the Army and sponsored by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command, is to mitigate high-risk behaviors following deployments.

  • Fort McCoy Lodging receives top-level award

    Jul 11, 2011

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy visitors who use the installation’s Lodging facilities are staying in one of the best lodging operations in the Army. Michael Bayerl, Fort McCoy Lodging general manager, said Fort McCoy’s Lodging operation received the Meritorious Award from the American Hotel and Lodging Association for providing premier customer service and upgrading their facilities. Fort McCoy worked its way up to the award by earning the bronze, silver and gold pineapple awards for operations and staff. Bayerl said in Colonial times pineapples symbolized the highest levels of hospitality.

  • Lt. Gen. Michael Vane, Deputy Commanding General, Futures and Director, ARCIC, retires

    Jul 11, 2011

    Washington, D.C. (July 8, 2011) " Lt. Gen. Michael A. Vane, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command deputy commanding general, Futures and Director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, retired after more than 36 years of active duty and almost four years as TRADOC deputy, Futures, and ARCIC director in a ceremony this afternoon at the Pentagon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

  • Minnesota Guard’s 1st, 34th BCT trains at Fort McCoy for deployment

    Jul 11, 2011

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Convoys with five to eight tactical vehicles maneuvered along routes throughout Fort McCoy as part of mobilization training for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division. The 1st, 34th is a Minnesota Army National Guard unit. The training went well for the 34th’s approximately 2,300 Soldiers, according to Maj. Stephen Heinz, operations officer with the 340th Training Support Battalion, 181st Infantry Brigade, the mobilization trainers at Fort McCoy.

  • AMEDD Museum breaks ground on Medal of Honor Walk

    Jul 11, 2011

    The Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, led a group of senior former Army medical leaders breaking ground on a new Medal of Honor Walk at the Army Medical Department Museum on June 30. The Army Medical Department Museum Foundation is leading the fund raising campaign to secure approximately $1.3 million in donations to construct the facility which is expected to start this fall. The construction will include a covered 250 seat amphitheater, plaza, exhibit pavilion, two additional exhibit pergolas and the Medal of Honor Walk with monuments and possibly a kiosk. The kiosk will tell the stories of the 52 Army Medical Department Medal of Honor recipients.

  • Fort Benning community saddened by passing of retired Command Sgt. Maj. Eddie Roberts

    Jul 11, 2011

    It is with heartfelt sadness that the Fort Benning community expresses condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of retired Command Sergeant Major Eddie Roberts.

  • Battalion supports firefight off post

    Jul 11, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- During a recent blaze in Medicine Park, Okla., members of the 1st Battalion 14th Field Artillery Regiment provided around-the-clock support to firefighting efforts in the area.

  • District police, U.S. forces discuss progress and future

    Jul 11, 2011

    Members of the Provincial Police Transition Team, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, visited the Dibbis district police station, northwest of Kirkuk City, Iraq, July 6. Their ultimate goal is to help the police in the area make the transition to being completely self-sufficient and independent from U.S. Forces.

  • Ultimately saving lives

    Jul 11, 2011

    "Combat lifesaver training provides Paratroopers the opportunity to train on skills that will ultimately save lives on the battlefield,” stated 2nd Lt. Christopher Grill, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, medical platoon leader. The medical platoon from 1-325, “Red Falcons,” hosted combat life saver training on Camp Ramadi, Iraq, June 27. The event was open to Paratroopers to promote continued training on medical tasks. The 40-hour training course focuses on tactical combat casualty care in three phases: care under fire, tactical field care, and combat casualty evacuation.

  • Awareness, action needed to increase recycling

    Jul 11, 2011

    Learn where recycling points are and what can be recycled.

  • Soldier clears brush, expands protection

    Jul 11, 2011

    When deployed, even a seemingly simple task such as clearing brush around a base enhances security and increases protection for troops operating in the area. Sergeant Cody Stevens, a heavy equipment operator assigned to Company C, Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, earned the title of “Ironhorse Strong” Soldier of the Week for clearing out areas obscured by overgrown brush around Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, June 18 - 22.

  • SecDef visits Soldiers in Iraq

    Jul 12, 2011

    Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta arrived at Camp Victory in Baghdad for a town hall meeting with the troops, July 11, 2011.

  • MP supply sergeant key leader in turn-in process

    Jul 11, 2011

    As Soldiers of 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, prepare to decrease the size of the brigade’s footprint in Iraq under Operation New Dawn, some troopers are increasing their work hours transitioning equipment and supplies. Brigade leadership regularly chooses Soldiers who put forth extra effort as “Long Knife Transition Soldier of the Week,” recognizing the troops for dedication to the mission in U.S. Division " North.

  • CYS Services 3v3: playing for kicks

    Jul 11, 2011

    While the season may be over, soccer players were still able to get their kicks during the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Child, Youth and School Services “3v3” soccer tournament held June 28 on Husky Field.

  • Salsa spices up life for instructor, students

    Jul 11, 2011

    As the business day winds down at the USO front desk, Laura Keadle is about to heat things up in the lounge. Keadle, a volunteer club salsa instructor, is demonstrating what she calls “Latin motion,” the sensual rolling hip motion that is characteristic of the dance.

  • Proud to be American

    Jul 11, 2011

    Blue skies and the promise of barbecue, music and fireworks brought more than 6,000 community members and guests to U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s annual July 4 celebration, hosted by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Motivational program helps you become “Fit for Life”

    Jul 11, 2011

    When it comes to getting to the gym, some people require a little extra motivation. That’s why Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Sports and Fitness division is hosting the “Fit for Life” program for the Stuttgart military community July 1 through Dec. 31.

  • Steel Dragons partner with local sheik to support Iraqi families

    Jul 11, 2011

    Soldiers from Task Force Steel Dragon, 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, were determined to help a local sheik support his tribe when they needed it the most.

  • Summer Hire Program in full swing

    Jul 11, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart is experiencing a temporary surge in its workforce. The Summer Hire Program is an annual event that allows dependents ages 14-22 a chance to pick up some real-world experience and a little spending money during the six-week program.

  • Stuttgart families get World Cup fever

    Jul 11, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation transported more than 200 community members to Heidelberg, Germany, June 30, 2011, to watch the U.S. Women’s National Team practice, part of a plethora of events focused on the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.

  • Air defenders hold English class for ROK Air Force

    Jul 11, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Andy Kim could not be happier today.

  • 41st Signal Battalion wins Eighth Army award

    Jul 11, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The 3rd Annual Eighth Army Communication Security Workshop was held here at the Main Post Club July 7.

  • ‘Long Knife’ Soldiers celebrate Independence Day in Iraq

    Jul 11, 2011

    Deployed in support of Operation New Dawn, “Long Knife” Soldiers assigned to 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, celebrated America’s 235th birthday while serving together in Iraq. Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th AAB, participated in a pre-Independence Day cook-off, July 1, to allow troopers to take time out of their schedules for fun and competition.

  • Generations of Vaughns serve as Army air defenders

    Jul 11, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Retired Gen. John A. Wickam, Jr., former U.S. Army Chief of Staff and founder of the Army Family Assistance Program, said, “The stronger the Army, the stronger the family.”

  • Eighth Army welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jul 11, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - A change of responsibility ceremony for the command sergeant major of Eighth Army was held here July 8.

  • Col. Wham becomes new commander of AED-South

    Jul 11, 2011

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan " In a time-honored military tradition for a relatively new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers district, the colors and command transferred from Army Col. Anthony C. Funkhouser to Air Force Col. Benjamin Wham II. The Afghanistan Engineer District-South held its change of command ceremony July 8 here.

  • MPs train to preserve crime scenes

    Jul 11, 2011

    Military Police platoon assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, received the latest crime scene training during a forensic material collection and exploitation course June 20 to July 1 at an urban training area here.

  • Soldier overcomes injury to help others

    Jul 12, 2011

    When Sgt. 1st Class Marc Dervaes lost an arm in Afghanistan, he wondered what his quality of life would be. Now he not only engages in the activities he loves, he has the strength of character to want to help others.

  • Medal of Honor Recipient: Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry

    Jul 12, 2011

    Learn about the service and valor of this Medal of Honor recipient.

  • Task Force Spartan hosts first reintegration shura at FOB Pasab

    Jul 11, 2011

    Combined Task Force Spartan held Maiwand and Zhari district’s first reintegration shura June 30, 2011, at Forward Operating Base Pasab, Afghanistan, to discuss the peaceful transition of enemy insurgents back into the community.

  • GREYWOLF transition teams prepare to hand over responsibility to U.S. Department of State

    Jul 25, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRAH, Iraq - The camel-like silhouettes of United States Forces-Iraq Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles disappear on the horizon as a new dawn comes to Iraq.

  • Installation Action Council hears community concerns

    Jul 8, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- “Why do fire trucks and ambulances sound their alarms in the wee hours of the morning?” and “Why isn’t there a farmer’s market on post?” were just two topics logged for discussion at the Installation Action Council, or IAC, here, June 27.

  • White House policy changes on condolence letters for suicide victims

    Jul 12, 2011

    Army leaders see the White House decision to send letters of condolence to families of Soldiers who die of suicide as a step toward eliminating stigma.

  • Sgt. Smith Theater closes for renovation

    Jul 8, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Sgt. Smith Theater, here, is getting an estimated $600,000 facelift.

  • ASMDA scholars attend Space Camp

    Jul 8, 2011

    Sixteen students were the recipients of the Air, Space, and Missile Defense Association Space Camp scholarship and got to spend a week at Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville the week of July 3-8.

  • SMDC hosts town hall meeting

    Jul 15, 2011

    Members of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command on Redstone Arsenal came together for a town hall meeting July 6 in the Sparkman Center’s Bob Jones auditorium.

  • SMDC support Redstone Arsenal AER campaign

    Jul 8, 2011

    Redstone Arsenal warriors lived the motto “Helping to make Soldiers and their families Army Strong” as they once again contributed to the Army Emergency Relief fund.

  • USAREUR command chaplain promoted to brigadier general

    Jul 8, 2011

    Chaplain (Col.) Ray Bailey, the U.S. Army Europe command chaplain was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony at Campbell Barracks July 7.

  • A 'Smart'er way to train

    Jul 8, 2011

    Research shows that the millennial generation can text, surf the internet, chat with friends, watch television and listen to music all while doing their school work. This has prompted the Army’s implementation of new training pilot programs that capitalize on the unique learning styles and multi-tasking ability of today’s Soldier.

  • Chapel Closes With Prayers, Tears

    Jul 8, 2011

    Fort Monmouth Post Chapel Decommissioned as Post Prepares to Close

  • Defeating cancer: mission complete

    Jul 12, 2011

    Cpl. Austin Saunders, a gun team leader with Charlie Company, 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, admits he’s a bit of a competitive guy. He likes to reach his goals, whatever the odds; "mission complete" is his credo

  • Timberwolves welcome a new alpha

    Jul 10, 2011

    “Without a future, history has no meaning.” With those words, Brig. Gen. Daniel L. York relinquished command of the 104th Training Division (Leader Training) Timberwolves to Col. Kurt Hardin in a ceremony today at the Staff Sgt. Coby G. Schwab Reserve Center here.

  • RDECOM program wins DoD environmental award

    Jul 8, 2011

    A U.S. Army program that yields an improved surface-coating method to reduce air pollution and will save $1 billion over the next 15 years has been recognized by the Department of Defense. The Sustainable Painting Operations for the Total Army program won the 2011 Secretary of Defense Award for environmental excellence in weapons system acquisition.

  • New online training tools to help prep for deployment

    Jul 11, 2011

    The Army Training Network will use new online training materials that focus on brigade counterinsurgency, cultural sensitivity, and concussions and traumatic brain injuries to prepare units and Soldiers for deployment to Afghanistan.

  • ASC’s chief of staff visits military kids at camp

    Jul 11, 2011

    At the YMCA’s Camp Abe Lincoln, several dozen military family children bonded with their peers July 3-8. At the invitation of camp organizers, Col. Richard Dix, Army Sustainment Command's chief of staff, spoke with campers. He pointed out that kids whose parents deploy overseas, especially to combat areas, bear a part of the burden of military service. Dix stressed that families need a “battle buddy” to get them through the challenges of military life and encouraged the campers to help each other through difficult times.

  • 2011 Chemical Corps HOF and DMC awards presented at Fort Leonard Wood

    Jul 8, 2011

    The 2011 U.S. Army Chemical Corps Hall of Fame and Distinguished Member of the Corps Induction ceremony took place on Fort Leonard Wood, June 21, in the John B. Mahaffey Museum, Chemical Corps Regimental Room, to honor those who have made a significant contribution to the Chemical Corps Regiment.

  • United Nations Peace Operations and Law Symposium-Adjutant General Panel

    Jul 8, 2011

    The Adjutant General Panel at the United Nations Peace Operations and Law Symposium was held in downtown Chicago on July 8, 2011. The panel included: Major General William Enyart, The Adjutant General of Illinois; Brigadier General Donald Dunbar, The Adjutant General of Wisconsin; and Major General Andrew Turley, Air National Guard Assistant to the Judge Advocate General. The audience consisted of U.S. and foreign military legal personnel, law and political science professors, ambassadors, and legal representatives from several large non-government organizations. The symposium topic was ‘A Decade of Peace’ and various distinguished guests, both civilian and military, discussed the success and failures in peacekeeping and SSTR (stability, security, transition and reconstruction) operations that have influenced current operations, impacted emerging missions and fostered state-to-state partnerships.

  • 'Aerial layer' expands Army network during evaluation

    Jul 8, 2011

  • HITS expands on post training opportunities

    Jul 8, 2011

    The U.S. Army is stepping up to the technological plate of training as they continue to unfurl the Home Station Instrumented Training System, better known as HITS, which will help commanders train Soldiers in ways that only existed in movie producer’s minds a couple of decades ago.

  • Commentary: Mystery of post-traumatic stress disorder

    Jul 8, 2011

    Some may wonder how a civilian journalist would have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or any other behavioral health issue and be able to relate it to what service members and their Families go through. I can relate better than some would think.

  • Battle continues after deployment, traumatic brain injuries common among Soldiers

    Jul 8, 2011

    Improvised explosive devices are a common part of life for deployed service members. They aren’t picky about who they target and are meant to cause destruction. They are also just one of many ways a service member can end up with a traumatic brain injury.

  • ‘Crown Jewel’ of U.S. Army in Europe welcomes new commander

    Jul 8, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany (July 8, 2011) " Col. Bryan L. Rudacille assumed command of the 7th U.S. Army Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC) from Brig. Gen. Steven L. Salazar in Grafenwoehr, Germany during a change of command ceremony today.

  • From rocky start to rock star: Local NCO to compete for TRADOC title

    Jul 8, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Some people are born with drive and ambition, always striving to better themselves and their situation, always striving to achieve some form of greatness; yet there are others who are just fine with mediocrity. Staff Sgt. Phillip Lee, an AH-64D armament/electrical/avionics repairer, advanced individual training platoon sergeant for Company A, 2nd Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment, and winner of the Aviation Center of Excellence Platoon Sergeant of the Year competition, was once content to be a mediocre Soldier.

  • Prosthesis helps Medal of Honor hero stay with Rangers

    Jul 11, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, who will have the Medal of Honor placed around his neck July 12, 2011, by the president of the United States, recounted the moment after his hand was taken from him by a grenade during a May 26, 2008, combat operation in Afghanistan.

  • Miles takes it all in stride

    Jul 21, 2011

    Feature story about a Fort Knox 6-year-old with a titanium prosthetic leg wins at the Endeavor Games in Oklahoma. Dad is a retired NCO, working at the US Army Accessions Command at Fort Knox and Mom is a teacher at Fort Knox High School.

  • Realistic combat-like scenarios put gear to test

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    Standing attentively inside a tactical operations center, Sgt. David Johnson was able to pinpoint the location of an enemy sniper team and share real-time, combat-relevant intelligence across the force using networking gear now being evaluated.

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