Archive: Sep 2011

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  • Soldiers, civilians learn to teach others in suicide prevention

    Sep 23, 2011

    Fort Polk, La. -- A group of 12 people took time out of their lives Sept. 12-16 to learn how to train others in preventing suicide during a five-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, train the trainer program.

  • Jindal commits $25.2 million for local infrastructure

    Sep 23, 2011

    LEESVILLE -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Thursday the state would be committing $25.2 million in capital outlay and Community Development Block Grant funding over the next three years to pay for the expansion of a water and sewer system along La. 467 as well as the construction of a parkway connecting La. 467 to La. 468 and La. 468 to La. 28.

  • Army Completes Chemical Stockpile Destruction

    Sep 23, 2011

    The Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (ANCDF), located at Anniston Army Depot (ANAD), Ala., yesterday completed the disposal of the chemical weapons stockpile stored at ANAD.

  • Philadelphia Power Team provides much needed asset to war fighter in Afghanistan

    Sep 23, 2011

    For Soldiers, Marines and Airmen in Afghanistan there are few comforts. Consistent electricity is one of them.

  • Bliss team wins MP Warfighter competition

    Sep 26, 2011

    Close to 100 of the best Soldiers from throughout the Army's military police community battled intense rain, high winds, heat, bugs, fatigue and each other to determine the best three-person team during the MP Warfighter competition Sept. 18-21, 2011.

  • 11th Signal Detachment Inactivates in Mannheim

    Sep 23, 2011

    MANNHEIM, Germany (Sept. 23, 2011) -- The colors of 5th Signal Command's 11th Signal Detachment were cased at Sullivan Barracks Sports Arena signifying the inactivation of 11th Signal Detachment.

  • Fort Bragg Youth Sports holds opening ceremony

    Sep 23, 2011

    Under unseasonably cool and rainy weather, about 820 youth and 50 teams turned out for the 2011 fall sports opening ceremony for football, soccer, volleyball and cheerleading at the NCO Academy Field, Sept. 17.

  • Fort Sill NCO top Air Defense AIT platoon sergeant

    Sep 23, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Sept. 23, 2011) -- With more than 700 Advanced Individual Training platoon sergeants, the Army held a competition Aug. 22-26 at Fort Eustis, Va., to determine the Air Defense Artillery AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year. In the end, they chose Sgt. 1st Class Paul Gahl, C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 6th ADA.

  • A Puerto Rican perspective on Hispanic American Heritage Month

    Sep 23, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany (Sept. 23, 2011) -- "Many Backgrounds, Many Stories, One American Spirit" was the theme of Hispanic American Heritage Month at the Wiesbaden Army Airfield.

  • 911 dispatcher helps Fort Bragg Soldier deliver baby over the phone

    Sep 23, 2011

    On Friday, a Fort Bragg Soldier and his Family met the 911 dispatcher who coached the father via phone as his wife delivered their daughter in the bathroom of their home. Fort Bragg 911 emergency call dispatcher, Beth Bivins walked a frantic Spc. Nathan Perez, a paralegal with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 18th Fires Brigade, through the delivery of the new addition to the Perez Family.

  • Former 'Good Times' star visits Fort Bragg

    Sep 23, 2011

    Members of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command welcomed a special guest to the unit on Friday. Bern Nadette Stanis better knows as Thelma from the '70's sitcom 'Good Times', spent the day with Soldiers emersing herself in military life.

  • Orchestrating Success

    Sep 23, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Joseph Payne, with the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion, uses his musical background to gain access to Frederick County high schools, whose strict policies towards military visitations has posed a constant challenge for the Frederick recruiting station. Today, Payne helps with the marching band, and on September 16, the Walkersville Band performed at the Frederick Company change of command ceremony.

  • Knights jousting, feasts, princesses take over at Fort Bragg's Renaissance Faire

    Sep 23, 2011

    Around 6,100 residents from Fort Bragg and the surrounding area entered the magical world of knights, fairy princesses, feasting and jousting at Smith Lake Recreation Area Sept. 17 and 18. The first Fort Bragg Renaissance Faire featured some in period costumes, entertainment from minstrels Maugorn the Stray and the duo Thunder and Spice singing songs of old to fierce battles performed by Knights of the Canton of Attilium.

  • Vanpools now available for daily Fort Bragg commuters

    Sep 23, 2011

    As Fort Bragg's population continues to grow, community members are seeing a significant increase in the amount of traffic that flows through the post's gates each day. As a means of minimizing future traffic headaches, Fort Bragg's leadership now offers an alternative -- vanpools. Vanpools are part of the U.S. Army Mass Transit Benefit Program, to minimize the amount of traffic that rolls through the post's access control points daily and they provide a valuable benefit to the ecological system.

  • SMDC employee aims to be a Rocket Star

    Sep 23, 2011

    SMDC employee spends free time on television

  • Fort Bragg hosts first responders training on changes in drug culture

    Sep 23, 2011

    On Sept. 13, Army Community Service, in conjunction with Family Advocacy and Alcohol and Substance Abuse programs, hosted first responders training involving drug and substance abuse -- just in time for Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month in September. Participants had the opportunity to learn about the use and mental and physical effects of recreational and prescription drug abuse.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers prepare for any landing at Rough Terrain Airborne Operations

    Sep 30, 2011

    The combat engineers participated in Rough Terrain Airborne Operations training at the Advanced Airborne School Sept. 12 through 16. The training was geared to prepare Soldiers to jump any austere environment; for instance trees, mountains or buildings.

  • Soldier Show entertains Fort Drum Families

    Sep 23, 2011

    The 2011 Soldier Show stopped by Fort Drum Sept. 21 to entertain the installation's Soldiers and Families.

  • Army's CBRNE team exhibits its expertise

    Sep 26, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- U.S. Army engineers, chemists and biologists at APG's Edgewood Area showed off their efforts to combat threats against the nation Sept. 22. Joseph Wienand, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center technical director, opened the two-day 2011 Team CBRNE Capabilities Showcase in Downer Hall. He said the goal was to educate, inform and build partnerships among the eight APG organizations taking part in the event. APG is home to the military's leading experts in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives, commonly known as CBRNE.

  • Falcon Brigade broadcaster helps Iraqi Policemen share their story

    Sep 23, 2011

    Iraqi Police in the Anbar Province have been conducting their own missions, capturing terrorist group leaders and securing the province; requiring less assistance from U.S. Forces as time goes on. However, negative reports from unsupportive news agencies and journalists using bad information can sometimes overshadow this good news. The police decided to stop relying on external media sources and take matters into their own hands to ensure the public knows the truth.

  • Advising for the future

    Sep 23, 2011

    RAMADI, Iraq -- Iraqi Security Forces have been working hand-in-hand with U.S. Forces for years. They have received countless hours of hands-on training in areas such as basic rifle marksmanship, room clearing procedures and patrolling. Now, they are proficient enough to train their own. As Iraqi forces are conducting their own missions and regularly capturing members of local terrorist groups, the American military has relinquished the responsibility of securing the country to the Iraqi Army and Police. Their focus has now shifted to the leadership.

  • Medics maintain skills during deployment

    Sep 23, 2011

    Continuing education is more than a concept for Soldiers with the 256th Combat Support Hospital serving at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. Every week, they hold training exercises that simulate treating Soldiers in an emergency situation. The Army Reservists from Ohio take time to maintain, refresh and improve their medical skills so that they are prepared for the many possibilities that deployments bring.

  • Bamberg opens first biomass system in Europe

    Sep 26, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, Germany, opens the Army's first biomass heating system in Europe.

  • FCC connects children with certified care providers

    Sep 26, 2011

    Forty Fort Meade Family Child Care providers care for about 200 children, from 4-weeks old to age 12, in their homes on and off the installation.

  • Fort Meade welcomes aging vets at BWI Honor Flight

    Sep 26, 2011

    Sixty-five Soldiers, Airmen, civilians and family members from Fort Meade gave an unexpected heroes' welcome to 121 World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans from Colorado at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

  • Community concerns welcome at AFAP conference

    Sep 26, 2011

    Volunteer delegates and other conference staff are needed to represent the community at the next Army Family Action Plan Planning Conference will be held Oct. 27 and 28 at Club Meade.

  • Rolling Thunder joins Fort Meade POW/MIA Day observance

    Sep 26, 2011

    Members of Rolling Thunder chapters in Maryland and Virginia joined service members, veterans and civilians Sept. 16 for the motorcycle ride through Fort Meade in observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

  • FORSCOM holds Career Counselors of the Year competition

    Sep 23, 2011

    Soldiers from the 16 major subordinate commands across U.S. Army Forces Command came to compete to become the FORSCOM Career Counselor of the Year for either the Active or Reserve Component, Sept. 20-21.

  • Tropics with a twist: Warrior Zone to offer high-energy entertainment

    Sep 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- "Madden 12," "NCAA Football 12" and "Modern Warfare" for Xbox 360 and Play Station 3. 3-D TV. Free Wi-Fi.

  • USAG-HI addresses concerns about PT training policy

    Sep 22, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Based on information gathered from Interactive Customer Evaluation, or ICE submissions, and U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii town halls, physical fitness training policies and guidelines have been questioned a number of times.

  • Students celebrate learning, literacy at Hale Kula Elementary's Family Night

    Sep 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Hale Kula Elementary School families traveled to a galaxy far, far away when they attended the school's Book Fair and Beyond Family Night, here, Sept. 16.

  • SOS tea party to honor Gold Star Mothers at ACS

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Gold Star Mothers Day is Sept. 25. Survivor Outreach Services, or SOS, will honor Gold Star Mothers with a tea party, 9:30 a.m., Sept. 23, at the Fort Shafter Army Community Service, located at the Aloha Center, Building 330, here.

  • Army seeks to ID, treat Soldiers exposed to rabies

    Sep 23, 2011

    After a Soldier who recently returned from Afghanistan died from rabies, the Army is seeking to identify the disease in other service members before it's too late.

  • Army Reservist team up with Malaysian Army to provide medical care to rural village

    Sep 22, 2011

    Members of the 1984th are partnering with the Malaysian Army and the local community in one of two medical civil action programs that are part of Keris Strike 2011, a bilateral exercise with the Malaysian Army that focuses on strengthening ties and increasing interoperability.

  • Military Affairs Council visits USASMDC/ARSTRAT

    Sep 23, 2011

    Members of the Colorado Springs Military Affairs Council visited USASMDC/ARSTRAT in Colorado Springs for command briefings Sept. 22, 2011.

  • Military summit focuses on invisible wounds of war

    Oct 26, 2011

    About two-thirds of the most-seriously-injured Soldiers are suffering from post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injury, and military researchers are teaming up to work on the problem, said the Army's vice chief of staff.

  • Exercise integrates manned, unmanned aircraft

    Sep 23, 2011

    The systems on display at the Manned-Unmanned Systems Integration Capabilities exercise, which concluded last week at Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah, are expected to make their way to Afghanistan within the next two years.

  • The long road to 09 Lima

    Sep 22, 2011

    When Acheson was a young boy in Iran, he used to watch a lot of American movies and wanted to be that special investigator or FBI agent who figured out the crime plot and caught the bad guys.

  • Team installs language labs in Iraq

    Sep 27, 2011

    Despite harsh weather and unique working conditions, four employees completed installation of language laboratories in Taji and Ar Rustamiyah, Iraq, that will help Iraqis learn English.

  • Murray assumes new role as ACC command sergeant major

    Oct 19, 2011

    "Not a lot of opportunity in southern Alabama and with no money to go to college," the 17-year-old exclaimed. "I went down to join the Navy."

  • Fort Sill celebrates Hispanic American Heritage Month

    Sep 22, 2011

  • Interview with Jeffrey Parsons, ACC executive director

    Sep 23, 2011

    Q&A with the U.S. Army Contracting Command executive director

  • MPs celebrate anniversary with 70-mile run

    Sep 22, 2011

  • Lowman appointed to presidential committee

    Sep 22, 2011

    In a Sept. 20 White House announcement, President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Carol Lowman as a member of the Committee for Purchase from People who are Blind or Severely Disabled.

  • Airmen, Soldiers receive resilience training

    Sep 22, 2011

  • Facing the National Capital's Security Challenges

    Sep 23, 2011

    More than 200 security professionals from various backgrounds met at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Spates Hall Community Club to discuss national emergency management in the Nation's Capital, Sept. 7 and 8, 2011.

  • CSM Bruner bids farewell to TRADOC, Army

    Oct 12, 2011

    At the age of 17, a young Dave Bruner set out from Evansville, Ind., to make a difference in the U.S. Army. After 36 years of service, he retired Sept. 21 after his final assignment as the command sergeant major for the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command.

  • Stitches of time and a 'Thank You' Hug

    Sep 22, 2011

    Community support of the Army's wounded, ill and injured warriors

  • Fort Sam Houston Fire Department named best in DOD

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Fire Sam Houston Fire Department recently culminated a successful year, taking the Department of Defense Fire Department of the Year (Small Department) award.

  • Soldiers help create dream playground

    Sep 22, 2011

  • Finding strength, hope together to prevent suicide

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT SAN HOUSTON, Texas -- An open house was held Sept. 19 to bring awareness to a very serious topic -- suicide prevention. The theme of the day was finding strength and hope together.

  • Northeastern Army National Guard Soldiers train for Iraq deployment

    Sep 26, 2011

    New York, Connecticut and Maine Army National Guard Soldiers are conducting individual pre-mobilization training tasks that are required before individual deployment overseas.

  • Retrospective: Chemical Warfare Policy

    Sep 22, 2011

    Quad-City resident and North Scott High School senior, Sarah Riedel, presented her award-winning research project, by invitation, to the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Rock Island Arsenal on Aug. 10. Riedel's presentation, "Stuffing the Genie Back into the Bottle: A Century of Diplomatic Efforts to Ban Chemical Weapons," placed sixth in the 2011 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day contest at the University of Maryland at College Park in June. Her presentation was chosen to compete in a national competition with 120 entries from across the country. Riedel's division included Department of Defense, Guam, International School of Shanghai and American Samoa schools.

  • 311th hosts Signal Regimental Week

    Sep 22, 2011

    Signaleers from the Pacific and around the globe gathered Sept 12-16 for Signal Regimental Week in Hawaii. This year's annual event celebrated 151 years of the Signal Corps Regiment, and consisted of two days of tactical and technical forums for Signal leaders, a golf scramble, a prayer breakfast, and culminated with a Regimental Run and Formal Signal Regimental Ball.

  • Wainwright runners conquer Equinox Marathon

    Sep 22, 2011

    With a climb of almost 2,000 feet to the summit of Ester Dome and then a steep descent back down, this marathon is known in running circles as one of the most difficult races in North America.

  • Veterans leave lasting impression

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- This past weekend, several of us had the honor and privilege of attending a reunion of Vietnam veterans from Company C, 3rd Battalion 60th Infantry Regiment, also known as the "Charging Charlies." The fact that we are currently members of the same company more than 40 years later and share similar combat experiences was an added and humbling bonus.

  • We will never forget: 9/11 ceremony honors fallen, those left behind

    Sep 22, 2011

    The "9/11 Remembrance Ceremony," Sept. 9 at the Northern Lights Chapel and Monterey Lakes Memorial Park drew more than 220 community members and featured tributes to those lost during the terrorist attacks, those who have been killed in fighting the Global War on Terrorism since the attacks, those who continue to serve in the military and as first responders -- firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians -- and surviving family members and friends who have lost loved ones in the 10 years since it all began.

  • Fire in the hole: Engineers conduct demolition training

    Sep 22, 2011

    The combat engineers of Company C, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, have been shaking the grounds of Fort Carson as they conduct their demolition exercise in the post training area. The training started Sept. 14 and ends Sept. 27.

  • Volunteering builds Soldiers' skills

    Sep 22, 2011

    Six Fort Carson Soldiers volunteer at a Colorado Springs Salvation Army five days a week preparing meals for the less fortunate.

  • Army Wife Network brings Field Exercise to Fort Wainwright

    Sep 22, 2011

    Crooks and Henderson tag themselves as interactive empowerment for Army wives. They have a radio show, a website (www.armywifenetwork.com), an online advice column entitled "Field Problems" (which can be found on their website) and the "Field Exercises."

  • MPs bid farewell to a comrade

    Sep 22, 2011

    "He didn't show any pain, he just wanted to go out there and work. Right up until his last day, he would follow me, follow my hand. Never had any doubts with him. He was the perfect dog.

  • Hispanic American Heritage Month: Fort Carson celebrates diversity

    Sep 22, 2011

    The Mountain Post community gathered Sept. 20 at the Elkhorn Conference Center to celebrate the heritage and achievements of Hispanic Americans.

  • New gate eases traffic congestion on Detroit Arsenal

    Sep 22, 2011

    The new access control point recently opened at the Detroit Arsenal easing the heavy traffic congestion entering and exiting the installation on Mound Road.

  • 'Biscuits' too hot to handle for TAOG

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker Intramural Football preseason is under way and things didn't start off so well for the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group team.

  • ACS offers Aloha night with educational twist

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- It's nice to get away for some quality time with a loved one, and Army Community Service's Family Advocacy Program hopes to make a night at Lake Tholocco even more enjoyable for couples by providing free entertainment and education at the Aloha Paradise Fun Night Oct. 1 from 4-6 p.m.

  • Post honors culture's rich history

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Patrons from many different backgrounds enjoyed a day of song, dance and food at the post exchange Sept. 16 during a Hispanic Heritage Month kick-off event.

  • 601st ASB signs Adopt-a-School covenants

    Sep 22, 2011

    The 601st Aviation Support Battalion signs an Adopt-a-School covenant with Kansas Wesleyan University.

  • Big Red One Soldiers, Afghan forces take on enemy during Operation Tofan II

    Sep 23, 2011

    Soldiers with Blackfoot Troop, 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, partnered with Afghan National Security Forces to locate and destroy enemy strength during Operation Tofan II in Paktya Province, Afghanistan.

  • Civil Affairs brigade activates at Fort Hood

    Sep 23, 2011

    A brand new unit now has a home at Fort Hood. The 85th Civil Affairs Brigade officially stood up at the "Great Place" Sept. 16, 2011, after years of planning and coordination.

  • Third Army host CBRN Academy

    Sep 22, 2011

    Servicemembers can often be found firing their weapon at the range, performing physical fitness activities and conducting movement operations, but an often overlooked aspect of war is the threat of a chemical attack.

  • Wildlife study at Guard facility may yield insight into black bear behavior

    Sep 26, 2011

    A wildlife study at the National Guard's training post in north Florida may soon give biologists insight into one of the state's most intriguing inhabitants.

  • Agribusiness Soldiers focused on Afghanistan mission

    Sep 26, 2011

    Approximately 60 Soldiers from across Illinois, as well as two Soldiers from Michigan and South Dakota, have been deployed to Kunar province since June with the Illinois Army National Guard's 1-14th Agribusiness Development Team.

  • Perez Fitness Center reopens with upgrades

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Perez Fitness Center will reopen its doors Monday at 5:30 a.m. with $2.4 million in upgrades.

  • Army Promotes Fitness at Auburn High

    Sep 22, 2011

    The Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion conducted a fitness promotion at Auburn High School in Rockford, Ill., Sept. 13.

  • Cavalry Soldiers help Iraqi Army maximize mortar capabilities

    Sep 22, 2011

    "Mustang" troopers of the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-North, combined with Iraqi Soldiers from the 5th Iraqi Army Division to conduct mortar registration, fires and observation training at Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq, Sept. 18. Company fire support teams from throughout the battalion trained Iraqi mortar men from the 18th Brigade's Light Battery, and two Iraqi Security Forces platoons of the 5th IA Division, on U.S. Forces' methods of conducting fire missions.

  • Task Force 'Devil' shuts down network

    Sep 22, 2011

    If one visited Contingency Operating Site Warrior, Iraq, in the fall of 2010 and returned now, they would see a mirrored image of Soldiers walking around with 'The Big Red One' and 'Old Ironsides' patches representing the 1st Infantry and 1st Armored Divisions. Unlike the fall of 2010, when the 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Inf. Div., took over the advise, train and assist mission in Kirkuk, Iraq, from the 'Ready First Task Force', 1st Armored Div., they are now preparing to transfer their authority over to the 'Highlanders,' 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Armored Div.

  • Narco-terrorism, corruption remain serious security concerns in Caribbean, Americas

    Sep 23, 2011

    There have been several "good news" trends observed across the Caribbean and Central and South American regions over the past decade, yet narco-terrorism and corruption remain serious security concerns, U.S. Southern Command's chief said here yesterday.

  • Chaplains build bridges of a different kind at Natural Fire 11

    Sep 22, 2011

    For the bilateral, multinational Natural Fire 11 exercise in Zanzibar, Tanzania, Ambassador Alfonso Lenhart, U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, knows the importance of religious leaders in this region of Africa, so as part of the State Department's effort to reach out to the local community and establish contacts, the U.S. Embassy requested the commanding general of U.S. Army Africa employ a U.S. Army Imam, an Islamic religious leader, to be part of the Natural Fire exercise. Enter Chaplain (Maj.) Dawud Agbere of the U.S. Army Central.

  • Military Teen Talk Healthy, tasty eating habits for teens

    Sep 22, 2011

    Eating healthy is very important, especially in your adolescent years. Having a healthy eating diet helps provide the necessary nutrients your body needs to create new cells, clean toxins and to function every day. It also gives you more energy and helps you stay more alert.

  • Third Army celebrates Air Force birthday

    Sep 22, 2011

    A 5K run/walk was held here Sept. 18 to celebrate the 64th birthday of the Air Force.

  • Hunter firefighters place first

    Sep 22, 2011

    Robert Gordon, a Hunter Army Airfield firefighter, pulls a 42-pound hose during the Southeast Georgia Firefighter Combat Challenge between 18 regional teams at Savannah Mall parking lot, Sept. 17. He placed first with teammate, Hunter Fire Station Chief Tomas Wiley, with a combined time of 3 minutes, 54 seconds.

  • New Puyallup clinic staff eager to serve local community

    Sep 30, 2011

    After just a few months of being open, the area's first, off-base clinic is receiving rave reviews and looking for more. The clinic is intended to grow to see over 8,000 patients, but not until their third year. The staff however is eager to help those Families now.

  • Soldiers help homeless veterans

    Sep 22, 2011

    Though only about eight percent of all Americans are veterans, nearly 20 percent of all homeless Americans are veterans and about 1.5 million more are on the verge of becoming homeless because of poverty, lack of support networks and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing, according to a joint study by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Soldiers from Hunter Army Airfield and Fort Stewart teamed with a local nonprofit organization to assist these homeless veterans at the 8th Annual Veterans Stand Down for Homelessness at the Savannah Civic Center, Sept. 13.

  • 26th BSB spouse dubbed as Marne's Operation Rising Star

    Sep 22, 2011

    Fort Stewart now has a new celebrity in its midst in the form of Kellie Dudley, who took the top spot in Fort Stewart's Operation Rising Star competition Tuesday night at Rocky's Zone.

  • Surviving spouse shares traumatic event in hopes of saving others' lives

    Sep 22, 2011

    With the shot of one bullet, a day that was meant to celebrate her youngest child's birthday turned into a day when Megan LaClaire would make plans to bury her high school sweetheart and father of her children.

  • 512th Quartermaster Company inactivates

    Sep 22, 2011

    After 18 years on Hunter Army Airfield, the 512th Quartermaster Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division was inactivated Sept. 15 during a ceremony behind the 260th Quartermaster Battalion Headquarters building on Hunter Army Airfield.

  • 'The Gas Chamber:' part of the classic Army 'war story'

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 22, 2011)-Some things are slow to change. The CS gas (2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile) and its effects, are perennial subjects of the classic war story that has been told by at least four generations of military who have firsthand experience with it.

  • 226th gears up for DCRF logistics mission

    Sep 22, 2011

    The 226th Quartermaster Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division continues to train to be ready to respond to potential catastrophic incidents in the United States.

  • Spartan truck drivers hone their skills during 3/7 Cavalry Rodeo

    Sep 22, 2011

    For the Soldiers of Troop D, 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry, supporting Soldiers with the crucial supplies necessary to continue the fight is just another day on the job. However, just like infantrymen, who hone their skills with events such as gunnery ranges, the drivers and crews that deliver the essential supplies must hone their skills behind the wheel.

  • FORSCOM deputy commander visits

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- U.S. Army Air Traffic Services Command welcomed Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, Forces Command deputy commanding general, for the annual mission training brief and a coin ceremony recognizing outstanding Fort Rucker Soldiers on Sept. 15.

  • Safety first for 3rd ID Families when weather suddenly changes

    Sep 22, 2011

    Living in coastal Georgia means Families get to enjoy the great outdoors. Have you and your Family been outdoors and all of a sudden thunderstorms approached your area? Here is a simple motto to always remember:

  • Presentations promote suicide prevention

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Army Substance Abuse Program will host multiple events next week in observance of suicide prevention month, including a three-act dramatization and a presentation by researcher Dr. Thomas Joiner Monday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. at the post theater.

  • Barracks Life: How can you help a Gold Star Mother?

    Sep 22, 2011

    A lone woman kneels on the cold, hard ground. Pure white headstones surround her, a reminder of sacrifices made and those yet to come. Small puffs rise from her mouth, and her shoulders gently shake as her silent sobs meet the cold morning air. The woman's grief is not hers alone; she shares it with mothers throughout time.

  • Purple Ribbon Fair

    Sep 22, 2011

    The Purple Ribbon Fair; celebrating safe families and preventing family violence in observance of Domestic Violence Prevention Month.

  • 10th Sustainment Brigade 'Muleskinners' climb to glory

    Sep 22, 2011

    The 10th Mountain Division was activated on July 13, 1943, at Camp Hale, Colo., as the 10th Light Division (Alpine). During that year, Soldiers trained at altitudes beyond 9,000 feet and forged themselves into a division hardened to fight and survive the grueling campaigns of mountain warfare in World War II's European Theater, most notably the Po Valley Campaign in Italy.

  • Post honors our POWs, MIAs

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker joined with members of the surrounding communities to pay tribute to those missing in action and prisoners of war during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Friday.

  • Fort McCoy Police implement mountain bike unit to improve visibility, customer interaction

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy's Police Department is taking to the streets in a newly formed mountain bike unit to support community policing efforts. Fort McCoy Chief of Police Rob Stapel said the unit will be used to support special events and special locations at Fort McCoy. The first event the bicyclists supported was the Fort McCoy Day for Kids Sept. 17. "The use of the bicycles intersects with community-oriented policing models," Stapel said. "One of the added benefits of using the bicycles is it takes officers out of their vehicles and makes them more accessible to customers."

  • 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion military police earn certifications

    Sep 22, 2011

    Upon their return from northern Afghanistan last spring, members of the Military Police Platoon of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, immediately began working toward their certification for patrolling the roads of Fort Drum.

  • Culture of Trust training at Irwin Army Community Hospital

    Sep 22, 2011

    Picture someone you trust. Now picture someone you trust at work. Are those trust levels the same? The opening exercise of the Culture of Trust training at Irwin Army Community Hospital helped civilian and military staff put into perspective how they view trust in the workplace.

  • Yummy crepes, friendly gator, smart robot at showcase

    Sep 22, 2011

    With an alligator in hand -- literally -- and a cornucopia of food delicacies, the 2011 Community Showcase and Travel Show opened the doors to Club Stewart's Grand Ball Room, Sept. 15.

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