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  • IMCOM Accepts Applications for Mentoring Program

    May 31, 2007

    U.S. Army Installation Management Command is accepting applications through June 11 for the fiscal 2008 Centralized Mentoring Program.

  • 'Moving Tribute' Honors Military Members

    May 31, 2007

    Since the start of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, motorists nationwide display pride in this country and the military with "Support Our Troops" decals on their vehicles.

  • Soldier's Spouse Finds Niche in Bodybuilding Arena

    May 31, 2007

    The spirit of competition and the desire to represent her country during a major international event has one Fort Monroe spouse hitting the weight racks to further improve her muscle tone and become a major contender in the sport of body-building.

  • Soldiers Give Iraqi Boy the Chance of His Lifetime

    May 31, 2007

    There are certain expectations of U.S. Soldiers going outside the wire to conduct humanitarian missions in villages around their military bases. Saving a boy with a heart defect is generally not one of those expectations.

  • Army Introduces New Two-Year Enlistment Bonus, Raises Three-Year Bonus

    May 31, 2007

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Command introduced two new enlistment incentives yesterday.

  • General Works to Dispel Myths About Iraq

    May 31, 2007

    A U.S. general serving with Multinational Force Iraq recently took time out of his mid-deployment leave to let the American public know that the situation in Iraq is different from what they might think.

  • Khowst PRT Winning the Fight in Afghanistan

    May 30, 2007

    Less than 10 miles from training camps that produced many of the 9/11 hijackers, a team of coalition servicemembers are working together to make sure the area once home to Osama Bin LadenAca,!a,,cs terrorist organization becomes an environment that will deny such people a support base ever again. But for this joint service team, spearheading the fight against terrorism in Eastern AfghanistanAca,!a,,cs Khowst province doesnAca,!a,,ct involve executing tactical military operations, but in providing reconstruction assistance.

  • Hot Summer Months Mean Watching Diet, Exercise, Supplements

    May 30, 2007

    While in Iraq, many Soldiers take the opportunity to focus on getting healthy and working out. Some Soldiers run, some walk, some hit the basketball court, some play football and some hit the weight rooms. For a small portion of these Soldiers looking to get fit, supplements might seem like an easy way to get fast results. Unfortunately, while some supplements help, others might do more damage than good. As temperatures in Baghdad easily peak 100 degrees, the need for proper nutrition rises just as quickly as the mercury.

  • Servicemembers Receive Memorial Day Gift of U.S. Citizenship

    May 30, 2007

    It was a proud day for 19 active-duty servicemembers who took the oath of allegiance making them among the newest U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony here Memorial Day. U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, William Wood, delivered the keynote address and with the help of Maj. Gen. David Rodriguez, commanding general, 82nd Airborne Division and Combined Joint Task Force-82, they presented the servicemembers with their certificates of citizenship. Pamela Hutchings, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officer-in-charge, led the servicemembers in the oath of allegiance formally making them U.S. citizens.

  • Army's Newest Modular Combat Team Makes Mark in Iraq

    May 30, 2007

    In the past three weeks, under Operation Dragon Fire, Soldiers have cleared 45 Baghdad neighborhoods, detained 94 terrorist suspects, freed two kidnapped citizens and captured a large quantity of weapons and explosives.

  • Staff Sergeant Reigns as King of All-Army Chess

    May 30, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Rudy Tia Jr. spent much of his R&R leave winning an unprecedented seventh All-Army Chess Championship May 13-18 at the community center here. Staff Sgt. Tia traveled from Camp Speicher, Iraq, to his home station at Fort Hood, Texas, then loaded his family into a Chevy Blazer and drove 23 hours to play in an Army MWR-sponsored chess tournament that heAca,!a,,cs dominated for the past decade. Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs alright, I guess,Aca,!A? Tia said of winning the crown three more times than any other Soldier. Aca,!A"When I first won the tournament, it was enjoyable. I got so happy about it. But if you keep winning, the fun is not there any more.Aca,!A?

  • Defense Department Readies Pandemic Flu Guidebook for Civilians

    May 29, 2007

    The Defense Department is preparing a pandemic flu guide for civilian employees, a senior official said. The Defense Department released its Pandemic Influenza Implementation Plan in April, Patricia S. Bradshaw, deputy undersecretary of defense for civilian personnel policy, said May 25 in an interview with the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press Service.

  • 82nd CAB Mechanics Install Frag-5 Armor Field Kits

    May 29, 2007

    The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade (Task Force Pegasus) recently responded to a request for mechanical support during the ongoing installation of nearly 1,800 Frag-5 Armor Field kits, which replace key elements on all up-armored vehicles in Afghanistan. Four Soldiers, two from 122nd Aviation Support Battalion (TF Atlas) and two from 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion (TF Talon) have been providing assistance to the Army Material Command for the past two months.

  • Amputee Blazes New Trails On, Off the Battlefield

    May 25, 2007

    Maj. David Rozelle learned early the importance of leading from the front and setting the example for his fellow Soldiers. He climbed up from the enlisted ranks through the Reserve Officers' Training Corps at North Carolina's Davidson College.

  • Army Chief of Staff Boosts Spirits at BAMC

    May 25, 2007

    The Army's top officer encouraged wounded warriors to continue the marathon to recovery May 22 during visits to Brooke Army Medical Center and the Center for the Intrepid, the Army's state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation center here.

  • Public Sends 201,000-Plus Phone Cards to Troops

    May 25, 2007

    The American public has sent more than 201,000 prepaid phone cards to servicemembers through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service's "Help Our Troops Call Home" program.

  • All-Army Volleyball Teams Reunite in Armed Forces Championships

    May 25, 2007

    Although All-Air Force squads won both team titles, the Soldier-athletes who participated in the 2007 Armed Forces Volleyball Championships May 8-12 were proud of their month spent in the Catskills focusing on a game they love.

  • Army Tests Latest Chinook, Lakota Helicopters

    May 25, 2007

    Two teams from the Army Operational Test Command here traveled to Fort Campbell, Ky., and Barstow, Calif., to test two new helicopters.

  • Logistics Soldiers Support Tradewinds 2007

    May 24, 2007

    Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers trained alongside soldiers of 14 Caribbean nations here during Tradewinds 2007 May 5-16.

  • Aviators, Logistics Soldiers Team Up in Search for Missing Soldiers

    May 24, 2007

    With Soldiers spread throughout southern Baghdad searching around the clock for their comrades who have been missing since a May 12 ambush, it comes as no surprise that they need a constant stream of supplies to keep them going.

  • 4th Inf. Div. Rededicates Wall of Honor

    May 24, 2007

    On a small patch of hallowed ground next to the 4th Infantry Division headquarters sits a symbol that serves as a reminder of the commitment to country by those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Soldiers Focus on Finding Missing Comrades

    May 23, 2007

    The Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division's 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, Fort Drum, N.Y., are focused on finding their missing comrades and returning them home.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg

    May 23, 2007

    Acting Secretary of the Army Pete Geren visited the Womack Army Medical Center here today to meet wounded Soldiers and take a firsthand look at the programs and treatment offered to Soldiers and their families. 'Womack is doing an excellent job of taking care of the wounded Soldiers and meeting the needs of the families,' said Geren.

  • Paratroopers Take Stock of Success in Sha'ab

    May 22, 2007

    In the first days after his battalion began operating in east Baghdad's Sha'ab neighborhood, Capt. Will Canda said he often saw the beds of Iraqi police trucks stained red with dried blood.

  • New Lab To Study Sports-Related Injuries in Soldiers

    May 22, 2007

    A new Sports Medicine Laboratory here will help researchers study sports-related injuries in military personnel during regular physical training, combat operations and recreational time.

  • Army Defends Body Armor Quality

    May 22, 2007

    U.S. troops operating in Iraq and Afghanistan have the best body armor in the world, and the Army is constantly looking for ways to improve force protection, the general in charge of the program told reporters here today. "Force protection is the No. 1 priority of the U.S. Army. We value our Soldiers very highly, and we do everything we can do to ensure that they have the finest in force protection as they go into the battle," Army Brig. Gen. R. Mark Brown, Program Executive Officer Soldier, said at a Pentagon news conference.

  • Leaders Have Restored Trust at Walter Reed, Official Says

    May 21, 2007

    Since taking command of the Army's premier medical center, Maj. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker has restored the trust of patients and energized staff members, the Defense Department's top health official said today. Maj. Gen. Schoomaker took command of Walter Reed Army Medical Center here early this year in the wake of revelations of poor outpatient treatment for wounded servicemembers and veterans. In an open letter to Gen. Schoomaker, Dr. S. Ward Casscells, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, praised the general for his leadership and said his successes prove the Army medical system is ready any time and anywhere.

  • Families Honored At Arlington

    May 21, 2007

    Families representing each of the five armed forces, in the war on terror, were honored in an Arlington National Cemetery ceremony Friday evening. Each family, accompanied by one of their services top-ranking officers, was presented a commemorative copy of "Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery" as a tribute to their lost family member. The book was produced especially for the families of each newly interred service person. Copies of the commemorative book will be sent to some 1,500 other families whose loved ones were killed since 9/11 and who are buried at Arlington as well, said John Metzler, Arlington National Cemetery's superintendent.

  • Lt. Dan Band Rocks Hohenfels

    May 21, 2007

    HOHENFELS, Germany Aca,!" The 12-member Lt. Dan Band, featuring actor Gary Sinise, kicked off its European tour here to the cheers of a full house.

  • Army Chief of Staff Stresses Family Support

    May 18, 2007

    In a visit to Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem Tuesday, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. emphasized his goal to support Army Families.

  • Army Works to Determine Identity of Fallen U.S. Soldier

    May 18, 2007

    Army officials continue work to determine the identity of one of the four Soldiers who were killed during an enemy attack May 12 near Mahmudiyah, Iraq.

  • ROTC Cadets Commissioned at White House

    May 18, 2007

    The nation's leaders gathered today to recognize a group of young people taking the first step toward leading America's Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines.

  • General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award Goes to 28 Junior Officers

    May 17, 2007

    Twenty-eight Army officers were presented the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award for exceptional leadership skills by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey and Jake Tobin, MacArthur Foundation representative, at the Pentagon yesterday.

  • Army Ranger Named One of 'Time' Magazine's Most Influential People

    May 17, 2007

    Among the ranks of Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, the Pope and even Osama bin Laden stands Army ranger and combat veteran Capt. Timothy Gittins.

  • Reserve Soldier Awarded Bronze Star Training Iraqi Policemen

    May 17, 2007

    In 2006, Maj. Derek P. Bonaldo deployed to help train and support Iraqi policemen. As part of the transition team, he frequently went out on missions with the policemen, oftentimes encountering enemies who attacked with IEDs, small arms, and mortars.

  • 23 Officers to Join Army Ranks at White House Commissioning Ceremony

    May 16, 2007

    President George W. Bush will host a Joint Commissioning Ceremony for 55 Reserve Officers' Training Corps Cadets at the White House May 17.

  • Charlie Daniels Supports Florida Troops

    May 16, 2007

    The Charlie Daniels Band treated Florida veterans to a special performance at the Florida State Fairgrounds' Ford Amphitheater here May 11. The show was the second stop of the 2007 Volunteer Jam Tour.

  • Deployment Awards Showcase Unit Excellence

    May 15, 2007

    Active-duty and reserve-component units that deploy anywhere in the world have the opportunity to showcase their training or contingency deployment successes by entering the 2008 annual Army Chief of Staff Deployment Excellence Awards for deployments made between Dec. 1, 2006, and Nov. 03, 2007.

  • Defense Department Blocks Internet Sites to Protect Grid

    May 15, 2007

    The Defense Department is blocking access to many popular Internet sites from department-owned computers due to bandwidth issues, U.S. Strategic Command officials said yesterday.

  • All Assets Engaged to Find U.S. Soldiers Missing in Iraq

    May 14, 2007

    All available assets are being engaged to find three missing U.S. Soldiers who apparently were captured by enemy forces during a May 12 ambush near Mahmoudiya, Iraq, a senior U.S. military officer told reporters yesterday at a Baghdad news conference.

  • Third Army Gives Kenyan Soldiers Tour of Specialty Schools

    May 14, 2007

    Kenyan soldiers received an inside look at several U.S. Army specialty schools at Fort Benning, Ga., this week in hopes of taking lessons learned back to Kenya to start their own specialty schools.

  • Guard Tested as First Military Responder to Nuclear Disaster

    May 14, 2007

    National Guard Chief Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum said his staff deliberately put together the worst possible scenario that would test the limits of the Guard's ability to respond to a major disaster and interact with other state and federal agencies.

  • Top Army Officer Addresses Bonuses, Stability Operations

    May 14, 2007

    Army officials will continue to monitor manning and may offer bonuses to mid-level officers and noncommissioned officers if needed, the Army chief of staff said here Friday.

  • Military Displays Equipment, Technology at Public Service Recognition Exhibit

    May 14, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Faith Pemberton said Friday that seeing the Army's Virtual Experience combat simulator gave her the "heebie-jeebies."

  • Mark Martin Finishes 14th at Darlington

    May 14, 2007

    Mark Martin and the 01 U.S. Army team battled Darlington RacewayAca,!a,,cs 1.366-mile oval with the Car of Tomorrow to land a respectable 14th-place finish in yesterdayAca,!a,,cs rain-delayed Nextel Cup event.

  • Army Spouse Honored at White House

    May 11, 2007

    Cindy Beerky was recognized for her work today by President Bush in a White House ceremony commemorating Military Spouse Day.

  • Spartan Spouses Celebrate Anniversary with Reenlistment

    May 10, 2007

    One couple here celebrated the sixth anniversary of their meeting in a unique way. From a rooftop located on the edge of Kunar Province, Sgt. 1st Class Jamie L. Outland-Brown and Staff Sgt. Darrell P. Brown reenlisted in the Army aEUR| indefinitely.

  • Fort Jackson Soldier Loves Being a Mom, Military Spouse

    May 10, 2007

    Being a parent and taking care of a home can be a challenge for anybody. Add to that being a Soldier and married to a deployed Soldier, however, and you have the makings of a super mom or dad.

  • BSEP Helps Soldiers Advance Careers

    May 10, 2007

    Do you know your score' The answer to that question can be important when referring to your credit, but it is just as important for Soldiers looking to advance their careers.

  • Soldier Succeeds as Lone Woman in Male-dominated Career Field

    May 10, 2007

    Women have been faced with obstacles throughout history and have fought back. They have swum against the current and stood against stereotypes and double standards to emerge as stronger, inspirational individuals.

  • DFAS Adds New Security Measure to 'myPay' System

    May 10, 2007

    Another new security feature has been added to myPay to protect customers' data on the pay account system.

  • Guard Responds to Domestic Crises Nationwide

    May 10, 2007

    The National Guard continues to demonstrate its readiness as it responds to natural disasters from coast to coast.

  • New Medical Recording System Tracks Inpatient Care

    May 10, 2007

    The U.S. Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait will become the first deployed hospital to gain total visibility of inpatient medical procedures completed on the battlefield this month.

  • OIF Vet Escorts Father's Remains Home from Vietnam

    May 9, 2007

    Sgt. 1st Class Lewis Clark Walton Jr. has completed two combat tours in Iraq. His father, Sgt. 1st Class Lewis Clark Walton Sr., only recently made it home from his second tour in Vietnam.

  • A Mother's Day Deployed

    May 9, 2007

    "I'm going to explain to him that I was out defending our country, and taking care of my family and doing what's right," Spc. Jessica Bailey said. To hear the young mother of one talk about her son, 2-year-old Caleb, her love for him is obvious.

  • Six Arrested for Plotting to Kill Soldiers at Fort Dix

    May 9, 2007

    FBI agents arrested five radical Islamists for allegedly plotting to "kill as many U.S. Soldiers as they could" at Fort Dix, N.J., and a sixth defendant is charged with aiding and abetting members of the domestic terror group, authorities announced yesterday.

  • Case Managers Navigate 'Medical Maze' for Patients

    May 9, 2007

    When servicemembers injured in war first arrive at Brooke Army Medical Center, they not only have to face the daunting task of recovery, but also have to navigate a medical maze of treatment plans, appointments and paperwork.

  • DOD Announces Army Units Up for Next Iraq Troop Rotation

    May 8, 2007

    Defense Department officials today announced the next 10 Army brigade combat teams to deploy to Iraq to replace units currently operating there.

  • Emergency Responders Evaluate Preparedness

    May 8, 2007

    Government agencies and emergency responders who participated in last week's Ardent Sentry-Northern Edge '07 exercise in Providence, R.I., are analyzing data this week to evaluate their response to "Hurricane Yvette," a fictional Catogory-3 hurricane that hit the coast of Rhode Island May 3.

  • Chaplain Finds His Place in America

    May 8, 2007

    When Chaplain (Maj.) Daniel Oh first heard about the Virginia Tech shootings he was disturbed. Then he felt shame to learn that the gunman was Korean.

  • National Guard Responds to Kansas Tornado

    May 8, 2007

    More than 300 members of the Kansas National Guard have been activated in response to a powerful tornado that almost destroyed the town of Greensburg, Kan., May 4.

  • Combat Medics Prove Skills Under Pressure

    May 7, 2007

    Army medics undergo countless hours of training before being certified, but for some healthcare specialists, the real "seal of approval" doesn't come from a certificate on graduation day. It comes from performing their job under the stress of combat.

  • Guard, Reserve Employer-Support Agency Gains New Chief

    May 7, 2007

    Maintaining good communications with civilian employers of National Guardsmen and Reservists is a major component of mission success at the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, the agency's new chief said in an interview.

  • Boxing Tournament Brings Together Deployed Soldiers

    May 7, 2007

    After several weeks of preparation, the "Black Jack Boxing Fight Night Tournament" kicked off May 4 with Soldiers from throughout the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Angelle Sampey Beaten in Finals; Teammates Out in First Round

    May 7, 2007

    Army Pro Stock Motorcycle pilot, Angelle Sampey, lost in the finals here yesterday in the O'Reilly Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway.

  • Mark Martin Finishes 17th in Richmond

    May 7, 2007

    In perhaps their toughest race, Mark Martin and his Army teammates refused to give up during yesterdayAca,!a,,cs Jim Stewart 400 Nextel Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.

  • PEO Soldier to Unveil New Army Combat Shirt

    May 4, 2007

    The Army Program Executive Office Soldier will soon provide an improved Army combat shirt to Soldiers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. The flame-resistant long-sleeved shirt, which retains the moisture-wicking capability, breathability, and durability of other components in the ACU, also has many of its other features, including cargo pockets, infrared identification tabs, and hook-and-loop fasteners for the American flag.

  • Defense Secretary Thanks Wounded Warriors for Sacrifice

    May 4, 2007

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today thanked dozens of wounded Warriors for their service and sacrifice during a visit to Brooke Army Medical Center. The personal visit, "really shows you care," said 1st Lt. James Barclay, a burn patient wounded by an improvised explosive device Aug. 19, 2006, in Afghanistan.

  • Sec. Gates Puts Punch Behind Fixing Wounded Warrior Care

    May 4, 2007

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates put teeth into implementing changes in Wounded Warrior care by announcing an oversight committee.

  • Defense Secretary Visits 'Amazing' Army Rehabilitation Center

    May 4, 2007

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visited Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to meet Wounded Warriors and take a firsthand look at the Center for the Intrepid, the Army's state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation center.

  • Coalition's 'Operation Rat Trap' Targets al Qaeda in Iraq

    May 4, 2007

    Coalition forces have been targeting al Qaeda in Iraq over the last week in a series of raids dubbed "Operation Rat Trap."

  • Sugar-based Smoke in Colored Grenades Protects Soldiers, Environment

    May 3, 2007

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (Army News Service, May 3, 2007) aEUR" Soldiers on the battlefield use colored smoke in a variety of ways aEUR" to identify landing zones, friendly troops, potential targets and to communicate with aEUR" but it's being overhauled to make it safer for Soldiers and the environment. "This effort calls for removing potentially harmful dyes and other materials from smoke grenades," said Col. John L. Koster, project manager for Close Combat Systems here. CCS oversees the Army's M18 Smoke Grenade family which comes in green, yellow, red and violet.

  • Reservist Designs Occupational Therapy Weapon for Injured Warriors

    May 3, 2007

    A certified occupational therapy assistant at Fort Carson's Evans Army Community Hospital made a simulated M-4 carbine out of splint material to aid the recovery of Soldiers who have hand, wrist and arm injuries. Sgt. Christopher Burcalow, a reservist from the 4010th U.S. Army Hospital, New Orleans, La., assigned to EACH, said about 15 Soldiers have already used the weapon with positive results.

  • U.S. Army Soldier Show Kicks Off Tour

    May 3, 2007

    Cast and crew of the 2007 U.S. Army Soldier Show promise to lift the spirits of Soldiers and their Families when the six-month tour opens tomorrow evening at Fort Belvoir, Va. Hopefully the edges of the seats in the theatres are comfortable," said Victor Hurtado, Soldier Show artistic director. "Because that's where you're going to spend most of your time." The Wallace Theater curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m. for the 90-minute theatrical concert production created "for the Soldier, by the Soldier," the working motto of Army Entertainment Division. Fort Belvoir will also host a Soldier Show matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, and a VIP performance is scheduled for Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

  • Chief of Staff Hears Spouses Concerns

    May 2, 2007

    During his whirlwind visit to Hawaii, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, accompanied by wife, Sheila, addressed the concerns of spouses whose Soldiers are currently deployed. At Schofield, Gen. and Mrs. Casey met with more than 100 of those spouses in a town hall forum, where he gave a brief presentation of his seven initiatives which seek to balance strategic requirements and resources throughout the Army and to sustain an expeditionary Army at war.

  • Civilian Leaders Experience Lives of Deployed Soldiers

    May 2, 2007

    Braced against a strong, blustery wind, burdened by body armor and blinking away stinging sand, Civilians held onto machine guns in the Kuwaiti desert and fired their weapons at targets down range. Nominated by the military, 45 Americans holding positions of leadership in education, government and industry arrived at Third Army/U.S. Army Central's training ground in Kuwait in late April to experience the lives of Soldiers.

  • Iraqi Soldiers Hustle Through Basic Training

    May 2, 2007

    "We told the Iraqi Army early on that they had to train like they're going to fight," said 1st Sgt. Jeffrey Morris, Coalition Military Transition Team noncommissioned officer in charge. He and other U.S. Soldiers are ensuring that they do just that.

  • 'Arrowhead Brigade' Commander Reports Operation Arrowhead Strike 9 Successes

    May 1, 2007

    A major clearing operation that wrapped up last week in Baghdad succeeded in preventing 3,200 roadside bombs, jailing 42 terrorists, and seizing enough weapons and explosives to outfit an enemy infantry battalion, the commander of the 2nd Infantry Division's 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team reported yesterday. Col. Steven Townsend described sweeping success in Operation Arrowhead Strike 9, which kicked off March 20 to clear west-central Baghdad's Mansour security district.

  • Heidelberg Soldiers Taste Test Two New MREs

    May 1, 2007

    Soldiers here have just tested two new rations being fielded for servicemembers this year: an on-the-go compact ration based on pocket sandwiches, and a kind of kitchen-in-a-box that prepares hot meals for 18 people with just the pull of a tab. Representatives of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center at Nantick, Mass., visited the Heidelberg garrison dining facility on April 27, presenting new rations and the latest improved versions of Meals, Ready to Eat.

  • A Day at the Fish Market

    May 1, 2007

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and Iraqi contractors are providing security at the Abu Nuwas fish market area in the Rusafa District in east Baghdad, April 23.

  • 'Arrowhead Division' Commander Reports Operation Arrowhead Strike 9 Successes

    May 1, 2007

    A major clearing operation that wrapped up last week in Baghdad succeeded in preventing 3,200 roadside bombs, jailing 42 terrorists, and seizing enough weapons and explosives to outfit an enemy infantry battalion, the commander of the 2nd Infantry Division's 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team reported.

  • Season of Remembrance Begins

    Apr 30, 2007

    Our Soldiers, Civilians, Veterans and Family Members, as well as other members of our armed forces have historically made great contributions to our Nation. Each year from May through July there are many holidays and events to recognize and remember those contributions. May 1st begins this unofficial time period on the calendar - the Season of Remembrance.

  • Historic Abu Nuwas Market Project Underway

    Apr 30, 2007

    Historic Abu Nuwas Market in Baghdad was once a flourishing part of the city that provided a variety of shops, restaurants, lounges and hotels that people from around the world came to see. Recently, the street was besieged with car bomb attacks and was shut down and closed off to the population. Shop owners and restaurateurs either left the area or stayed and watched the area slowly deteriorate.

  • U.S., Afghan Troops Conduct Raids in Afghanistan

    Apr 30, 2007

    American and Afghan security forces teamed up to shut down a militant suicide-vehicle-bomb-making network during an operation in the Bati Kot area of Nangarhar province yesterday, military officials reported. As the raid began, coalition troops trying to enter the militants' compound came under small-arms fire, officials said. The coalition troops returned fire, killing four militants.

  • Services Chart Course for New Vessel

    Apr 30, 2007

    Representatives of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and the shipbuilding industry met April 26 to discuss the current status of the Joint High Speed Vessel, a new type of fast logistic-support ship that will ultimately be acquired by all three services.

  • From Quadriplegic to Marathon Man: Major Beats Odds to Recover from Accident

    Apr 27, 2007

    It took Command and General Staff College student Maj. Ron Upton four hours, 12 minutes and 48 seconds to complete his first marathon.

  • New Simulators Get Stryker Drivers Up to Speed

    Apr 27, 2007

    New Stryker simulators at the John A. Pittman Mission Support Training Facility here are already earning their keep.

  • Soldiers Want to Accomplish Mission in Iraq

    Apr 27, 2007

    When you hear about the war in Iraq, you hear it from a high-level Army spokesperson or you hear tragedy and "another deadly day" from the media. The view on the ground, from the Soldier's perspective, is often overlooked.

  • Orientation Course Boosts Soldiers' Success Rate at Airborne School

    Apr 26, 2007

    A program that prepares Soldiers destined for Parachute Rigger School to succeed in airborne training has jumped into high gear since relocating to Fort Jackson last summer.

  • Wounded Soldier's Mother Thanks Walter Reed Staff

    Apr 26, 2007

    The following is by Carol J. Slavin, mother of Sgt. Thomas "T.J." Slavin, who received care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after being severely wounded in Iraq.

  • Army Moves Out to Fix Wounded Warrior Care Across Service

    Apr 26, 2007

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center's woes in wounded warrior care have either been fixed, or are being fixed, the vice chief of staff of the Army said here yesterday.

  • Gen. Casey to make West Point Center of Excellence for Ethics, Values

    Apr 26, 2007

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs top-ranking officer traveled to West Point April 19 and spent two days sharing his initiatives with future leaders.

  • U.S. Commanders Continue to Watch North Korea, Push for Three-Year Tours

    Apr 26, 2007

    The top U.S. commander in Korea urged Congress Tuesday to help him introduce standard three-year rotational tours for military forces in South Korea over the next several years.

  • Wounded Warrior Brigade Top Enlisted Soldier Provides Hands-On Leadership

    Apr 25, 2007

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Hartless, an airborne ranger and master parachutist, served nearly his entire 24-year career jumping out of planes. He earned parachute badges from Italy, Jordan, Norway, Korea, Germany and Honduras.

  • Extended Deployments Should Lessen Army Stress, Commander Says

    Apr 25, 2007

    Extended overseas deployments affecting Soldiers serving in Afghanistan and other locales overseen by U.S. Central Command should help to alleviate the stress on the Army, a senior U.S. officer in Afghanistan told Pentagon reporters yesterday.

  • Civilian Education System to Enhance Professional Development

    Apr 25, 2007

    During the Army's transformation, civilians have been asked to perform increasingly more tasks previously done by military personnel. To do a good job and perform well, they need the training and education formerly reserved for Soldiers.

  • Wounded Soldier Hotline Resolves Medical Concerns

    Apr 24, 2007

    In 34 days since the launch of the Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline last month, 1,357 callers have dialed in to the U.S. Army Human Resources Command's call center in Alexandria, Va., where 120 operators man the phones in shifts to support a 24-7 operation, said Col. Edward Mason, hotline director.

  • Board Watches Out for Soldiers Treated Unfairly by Merchants

    Apr 24, 2007

    It could happen to anyone on a military installation: You decide to buy a car, negotiate for a price, purchase one at a lot near post and wind up with a lemon.

  • Veterinary mission morphs into lifesaving rescue

    Apr 24, 2007

    With only seconds to react, U.S. military members made a daring rescue April 14, pulling a young African man out of a raging torrent.

  • Staff Sgt. Lewis Named Greco-Roman Coach of the Year

    Apr 24, 2007

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program's Staff Sgt. Shon Lewis has been named 2006 Greco-Roman Coach of the Year by USA Wrestling.

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