Archive: Sep 2011

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  • Fort Rucker kicks off weekend with vigor

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Friday evening promises to be another memorable one for Fort Rucker Soldiers and Families, with an energy-filled band concert on Howze Field, followed by stress-relieving laughter and lively, crowd-pleasing country music in The Landing Ballroom.

  • APG leader urges UMBC officials to push high-tech skills

    Sep 14, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Partnerships with academia are vital to APG's continued success as it becomes the Army's hub for science and technology, senior installation commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice said Sept. 14. Justice discussed the needs of APG's future workforce with six University of Maryland-Baltimore County deans and vice presidents for engineering and research.

  • Credit Island Senior Staff Ride

    Sep 15, 2011

    The Army Sustainment Command Historian's Office hosted a day at Credit Island, Davenport, Iowa, Aug. 31. The event allowed ASC Senior Staff to learn about the Battle of Credit Island, a 200 year old battle. These road trips, called staff rides, are designed as a learning tool for Soldiers to use history as a reference for current war conditions.

  • Cadets, midshipmen collaborate at leadership conference

    Sep 14, 2011

    On Aug. 28-31, a contingent of West Point cadets, Naval Academy midshipmen and Coast Guard Academy cadets put school rivalries aside to contend with the bigger issues of leadership at the 30th annual T. Stevens Service Academies Leaders Conference.

  • Wiregrass commemorates 9-11

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Last week, events across the Wiregrass reflected upon the 10 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Uncomfortable Subject Has Spotlight For September

    Sep 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--It was a Friday afternoon and nearly quitting time when he appeared at Ruby Turner's door. The man was in trouble, depressed and ready to end it all by the time he reached Turner's office on Little John Road, but he had come to the right place. Escorting him to Crestwood Medical Center, she listened and acted. When he returned to her office weeks later, she didn't recognize him. The weight of his depression and suicidal thoughts had been lifted and as a result of Turner's actions that day, his life saved.

  • Runners Mark 10th Anniversary Of Sept. 11th

    Sep 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Redstone Fire Department's Capt. Robert Simmons ran Saturday's 9.11K run in full firefighting gear in honor of the 343 firefighters who died Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Development Project Meets Future Mission Needs

    Sep 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--It takes a business team bullish on the economy to build a 468-acre office and support services complex.

  • Army chef provides comfort to Soldiers and Families in central Alaska

    Sep 14, 2011

  • New Mexico congressional delegation pays tribute to MOH recipient

    Jan 9, 2013

    Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry, a native son of New Mexico, was presented with a congressional resolution by that state's delegation, Sept. 13, 2011.

  • BRAC paves way for construction in Tennessee Valley

    Sep 16, 2011

    While Thursday marks the deadline for Base Realignment Commision moves, newcomers will be knocking at the door of the Tennessee Valley for years to come.

  • Chamber Of Commerce Views Impact From New Jobs

    Sep 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Nearly 10,000 new defense sector jobs were announced in the Huntsville/Madison County area between 2005 and 2009, according to Mike Ward, vice president for government affairs at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce -- a boom in employment for the North Alabama economy. Here, Ward gives his perspective on other ways BRAC has impacted the local business community.

  • New Mexico Congressional delegation honors Sergeant First Class Petry

    Sep 15, 2011

    New Mexico Congressional delegation reception in honor of SFC Leroy Petry

  • Redstone Well-Postured For BRAC Factor

    Sep 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--"How do we want Redstone Arsenal to be portrayed?"

  • Army upgrades network equipment in Korea for increased capability

    Sep 15, 2011

    To upgrade the Army's legacy network equipment in Korea during a high operations tempo, Project Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) led a team that thought outside the box.

  • ASC Soldiers join neighbors for 9/11 observances

    Sep 14, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command Soldiers participated in 9/11 commemorative events across Iowa and Illinois.

  • Army Strong: Home of Sustainment Completes BRAC 2005

    Sep 14, 2011

    The Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee have successfully completed their portion of the Army's largest institutional transformation ever -- Base Realignment and Closure 2005.

  • 249th Troops deployed to NYC

    Sep 14, 2011

    We first saw Ground Zero from the sky as we flew into New York City," said Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Zemaitis. "There was stunned silence on the plane. Seeing the devastation on TV is one thing, but we were all looking out the windows, and we were just stunned by the sight."

  • Potential information breach may affect non-appropriated fund retirees

    Sep 16, 2011

  • Natick food campaign a success

    Sep 16, 2011

    As part of this year's "Feds Feed Families" campaign, the Natick Soldier Systems Center provided hundreds of pounds of food and other needed items for two Natick food banks.

  • USAMU Soldier awarded for leadership

    Sep 14, 2011

    A noncommissioned officer from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit was awarded the prestigious U.S. Army Accessions Command Leadership Legacy Award Aug. 30 at the Patton Roundhouse on Hook Range. Sgt. 1st Class Kyle Ward was presented the award by Command Sgt. Maj. Israel Talamantez, USAAC.

  • Under Secretary of the Army, HON Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, visits World Trade Center construction site

    Sep 14, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army, HON Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, visits World Trade Center construction site--Ground Zero

  • Under Secretary of the Army, HON Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, visits World Trade Center construction site

    Sep 14, 2011

    View of construction at ground zero from the 20th floor of 1 World Trade Center. Now soaring to 81 floors, construction is nearly complete and officials it is scheduled to open in 2013. Once complete, 1 World Trade Center will be the tallest building in North America. HON Dr. Joseph W. Westphal received a tour of the ground zero construction site and a brief on the preparations being made to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, during his visit in New York City, August 12, 2011. 


  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was only Army command with 9-11 missions

    Aug 20, 2012

    News of the attacks spread quickly to USACE officials. Col. John O'Dowd, the New York District commander at the time, was holding a meeting in his office a half-mile from the World Trade Center when he saw a plane flying low over Manhattan. Forty-five seconds later he heard an explosion and the Federal Building shuddered when the first plane hit.

  • Under Secretary of the Army, HON Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, visits World Trade Center construction site

    Sep 14, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army, HON Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, visits World Trade Center construction site--Ground Zero

  • 18th EN use MCLC to blow mine field - FOR TRAINING PURPOSES ONLY

    Sep 20, 2011

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, Calif. -- It's around 1 p.m. in the Mojave Desert. A Stryker armored fighting vehicle tows 1,600 pounds of explosives down a dusty road at the National Training Center Aug. 16. Up ahead is a minefield preventing infantrymen from continuing their mission. Staff Sgt. Eliot Ness and his squad of combat engineers are called in to do what they do best: blow things up.

  • Military community athletes run 25 hours for charity, friendship

    Sep 14, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As the sun rose over Wiesbaden's Kurpark Sept. 11, people scrambled out of sleeping bags to see who was still on the track a few hours before the end of Wiesbaden's 25-hour run. Some 86 U.S. military community runners were among the hundreds of athletes who turned out for the seventh annual charity event, organized by the Wiesbaden Sport Organization (WISPO) to promote the development of young athletes.

  • Under Secretary of the Army, HON Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, visits World Trade Center construction site

    Sep 14, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army, HON Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, visits World Trade Center construction site--Ground Zero

  • Army hopes to deliver as many as 26,000 FMTVs

    Sep 15, 2011

    The Army is producing large numbers of "Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles," or FMTVs, in an effort to deliver as many as 26,000 new trucks to the fleet over the next several years, service officials said.

  • Army certifying earth terminals to leverage military satellites

    Sep 15, 2011

    To further this mission, Project Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical is certifying its earth satellite terminals with military Ka and X-band frequency capability to take advantage of the military's Wideband Global SATCOM satellites.

  • BRAC 2005: On time, on budget in Northeast

    Sep 16, 2011

    Sept. 15 marks the end of the DOD's six-year Base Realignment and Closure 2005 program. Without question, it was the largest infrastructure investment program the U.S. Army has seen since World War II, with roughly $18 billion in military construction projects executed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Pentagon survivors tell their stories

    Aug 20, 2012

    Only a few people can tell us what really happened on Sept. 11, 2001. The terrorist attacks that day affected everyone in America, but only a relative few were actually at the sites when the attacks occurred.

  • Under Secretary of the Army, HON Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, visits World Trade Center construction site

    Sep 14, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army, HON Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, visits World Trade Center construction site--Ground Zero

  • Public Affairs missions is untold 9-11 story

    Aug 20, 2012

    I was at my desk on Sept. 11, 2001, with the radio tuned to a local Boston talk radio station when one of the hosts said, "You're not going to believe this, but some nut just flew a plane into the World Trade Center."

  • Surrounding Communities Feel BRAC Impact

    Sep 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala--Each morning, Decatur residents flock to Highway 20 with one destination in mind.

  • Garrison Commander Leads BRAC Support

    Sep 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Col. John Hamilton knew the positive effect the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure activities were having on Redstone Arsenal well before he became the commander of the Garrison.

  • Biography_HON Dr. Joseph W. Westphal

    Sep 14, 2011

    Biography_HON Dr. Joseph W. Westphal

  • NATO Soldiers learn to work as one during Bold Quest

    Sep 15, 2011

    It's been said that the whole is sometimes greater than the sum of its individual parts. One example of this is when the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, commonly known as NATO, was formed to check Soviet expansion after World War II.

  • Infantrymen, Tankers, and Cavalrymen recognized at first Maneuver Conference

    Sep 14, 2011

    COLUMBUS, Ga. -- The Infantry and Armor communities recognized distinguished leaders of their respective branches during the Doughboy and Gold Medallion ceremony Sept. 13; part of the first Maneuver Conference hosted by the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, Ga.

  • MP Corps Regiment anniversary events at Fort Leonard Wood

    Sep 14, 2011

    Fort Leonard Wood will host the annual gathering of Military Police connected with the U.S. Army from Sept. 13-23. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps Regiment.

  • Project Manager Mobile Electric Power leadership changes hands

    Sep 14, 2011

    The military's provider of tactical electric power for the front lines recently welcomed aboard a new leader, who will continue his predecessor's push for efficiencies in generating and using power on the battlefield.

  • Wounded warrior continues to serve

    Sep 15, 2011

    Sgt. Aaron Manis, a human resources specialist with 101st Human Resources Company, calmly walks the halls of the division main building at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, hoping to share his positive attitude with everyone he passes.

  • U.S. paratroopers, Iraqi soldiers begin using new rifle range

    Sep 14, 2011

    American and Iraqi Soldiers began using a new firing range near Ramadi, Iraq, which U.S. forces recently expanded to improve Iraqi Army training.

  • Natural Fire 2011 exercise in Tanzania stresses humanitarian assistance coordination

    Sep 14, 2011

    The power of one with the strength of many is an old adage expressing that a unified force can accomplish more than several individuals on their own. Cooperation is one of the main focuses of Natural Fire 11. The exercise is being held in Zanzibar, Tanzania from Sept. 11-22, 2011 where the United States is conducting a bi-lateral exercise. Tanzania invited Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda together for academics and a command post exercise.

  • Guardian of the Army's Network passes the torch

    Sep 14, 2011

    Col. Chuck Hoppe, former project manager of Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T), relinquished the PM WIN-T charter to Col. Edward Swanson in a ceremony hosted by Brig. Gen. N. Lee S. Price, program executive officer for Command, Control, Communications-Tactical, on Aug. 4 at the Myer Auditorium at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Md. During the ceremony Hoppe received the Legion of Merit Award for his exceptional service and superior performance during his tenure as PM for WIN-T.

  • Three Hohenfels medics earn coveted badge

    Sep 20, 2011

    After two weeks of grueling testing, three Hohenfels Soldiers earned the prestigious Expert Field Medical Badge, with one taking the top spot from among nearly 300 competitors.

  • Chiefs provide Armor, Infantry updates

    Sep 15, 2011

    The chiefs of Armor and Infantry delivered updates on their respective branches Tuesday at the Maneuver Conference.

  • Fueling the team

    Sep 14, 2011

    U.S. Army in Europe's (USAREUR) Fueling the Team program is an offshoot of the Soldier Fueling Initiative that reshaped dining facilities at Initial Military Training locations in the U.S. Its goal is to help Soldiers, civilian employees and family members eat healthier to improve their performance and lifestyle. USAREUR officials hope the program becomes a model for the entire Army.

  • "A Decade of Remembrance" is the theme of 21st TSC ceremony

    Aug 20, 2012

    Signs of autumn were visible everywhere when members of the Kaiserslautern military community gathered to honor the service of two new retirees and pay homage to the victims of 9/11 on Panzer Parade Field here, Sept. 9.

  • Air cav troopers take aim with German firepower during small arms range

    Sep 14, 2011

  • Mullen: Vets deserve opportunity

    Sep 14, 2011

    Navy Adm. Mike Mullen has billed his frequent speaking engagements around the nation as a "Conversation With the Country," and that proved especially fitting as three members of the military community spoke here today.

  • Partnership building takes center stage at Natural Fire 2011 in Zanzibar, Tanzania

    Sep 14, 2011

    Senior leaders and civilian authorities from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania Uganda and the United States joined together to participate in Natural Fire 2011 in Zanzibar, Tanzania on Sept. 12. The first event which kicked off the exercise was the Academics seminar presented by U.S. Africa Command.

  • ROTC Cadets reflect on summer leader course

    Sep 14, 2011

    A group of Army ROTC Cadets who participated in Cadet Command's Leader Development and Assessment Course during the summer of 2011 shared their first-hand accounts on Army Strong Stories, the Army's official blogging and storytelling platform. According to the majority of Cadets who shared their story, LDAC gave them the opportunity to determine what kind of leader they would make by providing them with real-world test scenarios and assessments.

  • U.S. Army South mission brings light to seeing-impaired

    Sep 14, 2011

    A team of six U.S. Army doctors took part in a U.S. Army South-led medical readiness training exercise helped bring vision to patients in El Salvador with sight-impaired disabilities due to cataracts.

  • Marne Division collects most for Feds Feed Families campaign

    Sep 14, 2011

    The Marne Division collected 17,911 pounds of donations in the Fed Feeds Families food drive campaign this year -- more than the other 20 plus installations that participated in the campaign.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Pfc. Steven A. Richardson

    Sep 15, 2011

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Pfc. Steven A. Richardson

  • Third Army/ ARCENT Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, welcomes guests to the Leader Dev

    Sep 13, 2011

  • Third Army's chief information officer promoted to brigadier general

    Sep 13, 2011

    Third Army / ARCENT Chief Information Officer Kaffia Jones was promoted to the rank of brigadier general during a ceremony in Atlanta Sept. 10.

  • FORSCOM Command Assumption

    Sep 13, 2011

    U.S. Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army, host Gen. David M. Rodriguez Assumption of Command of the U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, N.C. Sept. 12, 2011.

  • Chase-bound Newman prepared for heavyweight battle

    Sep 14, 2011

    U.S. Army driver Ryan Newman is one of the combatants in what is shaping up to be a heavyweight bout as NASCAR's top-12 drivers are primed to battle it out in the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

  • Industry day helps the Army get better gear sooner

    Sep 14, 2011

    Representatives from both large defense corporations and smaller business entities came to Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Sept. 8 to learn about the Army's network strategy, Network Integrated Evaluations and its new agile acquisition process.

  • Gen. Cone lays out TRADOC strategies at annual Maneuver Conference

    Sep 14, 2011

    COLUMBUS, Ga. - Today's Army faces challenges on several fronts, from hybrid threats to budget cuts, and change at the doctrinal level is necessary to meet the demands of the future, the commander of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command said Tuesday. Adaptive Soldiers, leaders and units are needed to face the uncertainties of future security challenges, Gen. Robert Cone said.

  • Community holds annual FOOFARAW in appreciation of military

    Sep 13, 2011

    More than 100 servicemembers boarded yachts and participated in the 49th annual FOOFARAW, an annual military appreciation event sponsored by the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce and members of the Olympia Yacht Club

  • 229th Military Intelligence Battalion holds family fun festival

    Sep 13, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Members of the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion Family Readiness Group hosted their first family fun festival at La Mesa Community Center Aug. 20.

  • Blended training: Best of both worlds

    Sep 14, 2011

    COLUMBUS, Ga. - The inaugural Maneuver Conference kicked off Tuesday morning; its theme 21st Century Maneuver Training. Maj. Gen. Michael Tucker, commander of 2nd Infantry Division in Korea, spoke about how the division uses live, virtual, constructive and gaming training to replicate its real-world mission.

  • Dedicated Service

    Sep 13, 2011

    Rufus N. Montgomery, Combined Arms Support Command Logistics Branch deputy chief, receives his 45-year government service pin.

  • South Carolina Remembers and Honors

    Sep 13, 2011

    ceremony honored 47 South Carolina first responders, who gave their lives in the line of duty since the September 11, 2001 tragedy. A memorial dedicated to their memory was unveiled.

  • Meet the Division: Pete Grayson

    Sep 14, 2011

    Meet the Division provides profiles of Division personnel across its areas of operation.

  • Blended training model relevant to Squad: Foundation of the Decisive Force

    Sep 14, 2011

    Squad: Foundation of the Decisive Force is something Soldiers will continue to hear about in the future said Maj. Gen Robert Brown, commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence, during the Maneuver Center update at the first Maneuver Conference in Columbus, Ga.

  • Military, community join to honor memory of fallen

    Sep 19, 2011

    Key SMDC military leaders joined the community in Jacksonville, Ala., to honor the memory of those who died Sept. 11.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command supports Khaan Quest 2011

    Sep 14, 2011

    ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia -- Three U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command contracting officers had to "adapt, improvise and overcome" to support a multinational exercise here.

  • Army rolls out web-based mission command

    Sep 13, 2011

  • 1st Army Reserve MEDEVAC unit since Gulf War prepares to deploy

    Sep 13, 2011

    TAMPA, FL -- Although one Yellow Ribbon event for deploying and redeploying Soldiers may look pretty much like any other, the one thing that changes is the unit. In this case the unit is F Company, 5/159th Aviation Regiment, a Medical Evacuation unit out of Clearwater, FL.

  • Army Sustainment Command hosts DOL Day

    Sep 13, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command headquarters hosted a Directorates of Logistics briefing, Sept. 8. Dubbed "DOL Day," the event focused on staffing requirements for each section within the DOL Transformation Team.

  • Brown provides Maneuver Center update during the 2011 Maneuver Conference

    Sep 14, 2011

    COLUMBUS, Ga. - With eyes on the future, Maj. Gen. Robert Brown, Commanding General of the Maneuver Center of Excellence, updated Army leaders at the first Maneuver Conference in Columbus, Ga., on the many changes realized at Fort Benning since the Base Realignment and Closure Commission's decision in 2005 to move the Armor School to Fort Benning.

  • ASC color guard leads parade

    Sep 13, 2011

    An Army Sustainment Command color guard led the way Sept. 10 at the Andalusia, Ill., Fish Fry Parade.

  • Two APG ceremonies to signify end of BRAC process

    Sep 14, 2011

    The completion of the Base Realignment and Closure process and acknowledges the transformation of the installation's missions with two ceremonies here Sept. 15, the day BRAC law requires completion of the required actions.

  • 204th MI Battallion Soldier speaks at 9/11 memorial

    Sep 13, 2011

    Chief Warrant Officer-4 David Williams of the 204th Military Intelligence Battalion speaks at a 9/11 memorial at El Paso Community College.

  • CSA Change of Responsibility Ceremony

    Sep 13, 2011

    After assuming responsibility as the Army's new chief of staff, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno discussed challenges ranging from transnational terrorism to "uncertainty of the Arab Spring," to looming resource cuts, and he called for caution to avoid a hollowing of the force.

  • CFC team looking for cookbook authors, buyers

    Sep 13, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command's Combined Federal Campaign team is looking to add recipes to a fund-raising cookbook, available for order now.

  • FORSCOM Assumption of Command

    Sep 13, 2011

    Gen. David M. Rodriguez took command of U.S. Army Forces Command(FORSCOM), here today, in a ceremony that formalized the transformation of the "Home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces" into a "four-star" installation.

  • ASC enters 'last tactical mile' to new missions

    Sep 13, 2011

    A rehearsal of concept drill sponsored by Army Sustainment Command Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., sought to close the "last tactical mile" to successful operation of three new missions: LMI, DOL and LSOC.

  • 85th Reserve Support Command Supports Sept. 11th 10-Year Anniversary Events in Chicagoland

    Sep 14, 2011

    The 85th Army Reserve Support Command of Arlington Heights, Ill. celebrates the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 by supporting several Chicagoland events. U.S. Army photos by: Staff Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor and Sgt. Carrie Castillo, 85th Support Command Public Affairs Office.

  • Serving in an active capacity

    Sep 13, 2011

    After serving in the Army Reserves for three years as a combat engineer, Sgt. Sean Barnett, imagery and intelligence analyst, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, decided he wanted to serve his country in an active-duty capacity. While in the reserves, Barnett served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2005 to 2006, as a combat engineer with the 571st Engineer Company out of Fort Lewis, Wash.

  • 'Dark Horse' troops transition base

    Sep 13, 2011

    For more than two years, Contingency Operating Base Cobra, in Diyala province, Iraq, increased its capabilities while serving as a base of operations for deployed Soldiers. On Sept. 8, 2011, U.S. forces transitioned COB Cobra to the Iraqi Security Forces.

  • Three spacious new cabins provide more recreation options

    Sep 13, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Aug. 23 to mark the official opening of three new log cabins at Picatinny Arsenal.

  • Continuing to Support

    Sep 13, 2011

    Although Operation New Dawn marked the end of combat operations by U.S. Forces in Iraq, Soldiers with combat military occupation specialties still deployed to support the current operation. While certain jobs, such as infantrymen, have been utilized in the training of Iraqi Security Forces or as personal security details for their respective commanders and key leader engagements, other Soldiers, such as tankers and artillerymen, have been tasked to work outside of what they have been trained to do in the Army.

  • Wounded Warrior continues to serve

    Sep 13, 2011

    Sergeant Aaron Manis, a human resources specialist with 101st Human Resources Company, calmly walks the halls of the division main building at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, hoping to share his positive attitude with everyone he passes. "He is a quiet professional with a strong work ethic that completes the mission," said Capt. Johnny Jun, human resources operations officer, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Inaugural Maneuver Conference begins

    Sep 13, 2011

    "This is the first true Maneuver Conference," Maj. Gen Robert Brown, commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence, told the attendees as he welcomed them to the conference. "We've never had our Armor brothers here before. It's a great example of the way things should have been done all along."

  • Small changes save big bucks; energy conservation education at Hohenfels

    Sep 13, 2011

    As part of ongoing efforts to educate and inform the community about energy conservation, U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels partnered with one of Europe's largest power companies, E.ON, to bring an exciting, interactive mobile exhibit to the Hohenfels festplatz, Sept. 6. The traveling display featured multiple demonstrations on ways everyone can save energy.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers beef up on cyber security during exercise Combined Endeavor 2011

    Sep 13, 2011

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Safety and security are a top priority for nations around the world and that priority includes protection of cyber networks and systems. As part of the U.S. European Command led, U.S. Army Europe supported exercise Combined Endeavor 2011 held at the Joint Multinational Training Center in Grafenwoehr, Germany nations from around the world have the opportunity to discuss just that.

  • Entomologist keeps DLA pest-free

    Sep 13, 2011

    As DLA's pest management consultant, Lt. Col. Van Sherwood works with the agency's primary-level field activities to control pests using methods that don't damage the environment or cause employee health problems.

  • U.S. Army Africa Commander Gets Flu Shot

    Sep 13, 2011

    Sgt. Brenden Hart, medic from Vicenza Health Clinic at Caserma Ederle, Italy, ensures U.S. Army Africa Commander Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg is well-prepared for the upcoming flu season.

  • Surgical Technician recognized for selfless service

    Sep 14, 2011

    Sgt. Milfred Williams of the 212th Combat Support Hospital's 160th Forward Surgical Team, has been named the 2011 USO Volunteer of the Year for his resolute dedication as a volunteer at the Kaiserslautern USO Warrior Center at Landstuhl, Germany.

  • Italian, American communities come together to remember Sept. 11

    Sep 13, 2011

    A wreath was hung at the 9-11 Memorial in Padova, Italy, to begin the day. The afternoon brought prayers and hymns at the Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Servi in downtown Vicenza, Italy. The evening ended with hope for a better world at the Villa Cordellina Lombardi in Montecchio Maggiore, Italy. Throughout the day more than 3,500 Americans and Italians united to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the Pentagon in Virginia, World Trade Center in New York, and Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.

  • Multi-role Soldiers advance FSC mission

    Sep 13, 2011

    Soldiers pride themselves at being good at their jobs, and some Soldiers go above and beyond by becoming proficient in additional skills to support the mission. Maintaining vehicles and essential equipment is Sgt. Brian Stoller's primary military occupational specialty, but he contributes to his company's mission in a much different manner. He serves as his company's intelligence support team noncommissioned officer in charge.

  • Highlanders assume Ninewa mission

    Sep 19, 2011

    As the U.S. remains committed to reposturing their forces in Iraq, a significant transition is redefining the relationship between Iraq and the U.S. In eight years, American forces have gone from full-fledged combat operations, to advising, training and assisting Iraqi forces, to officially handing over bases, in accordance with the security agreement.

  • 'Black Jack' engineers secure canal, build international relations

    Sep 13, 2011

    For more than three years, no water has flowed through the Septia Canal, which once provided Iraqi citizens with irrigation for the farms surrounding Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq. By the end of September, water will once again pour through miles of the canal, in and around the cities of Septia and Al Raga, said Lt. Col. Mark Davey, commander 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division -- North.

  • 'Red Dragon' maintenance platoon trains IA

    Sep 13, 2011

    When preparing for combat, nothing is more important than training. Forward Support Company G, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Calvary Division, U.S. Division -- North, hosted a training course on the maintenance of High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles with the 17th Iraqi Army Brigade at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • 'Outlaws' keep peace in Kirkuk

    Sep 13, 2011

    Every day, Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, provide patrols in the area surrounding Contingency Operating Site Warrior, Iraq. During these counter improvised rocket assisted munitions missions, "Outlaw" Soldiers spend 12 hours a day roaming the streets of Kirkuk City, gathering information about possible threats and providing a visible presence in an effort to deter violence against U.S. forces and the people of Kirkuk province.

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