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  • Car, motorcycle fans gear up for Yongsan auto show

    Jul 16, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Yongsan Garrison will host its annual Auto and Motor Show for car and motorcycle enthusiasts at the Yongsan Commissary parking lot July 26 starting at 10 a.m.

  • METC To Consolidate Enlisted Medical Training At Fort Sam

    Jul 15, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Medical Education and Training Campus July 10 marked another step toward what leaders are calling the largest consolidation of training in the history of the Department of Defense.

  • Landstuhl library earns federal honors

    Jul 15, 2008

    LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Germany Aca,!" If you continue past the USO office and barber shop at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, youAca,!a,,cll come to the end of the hallway where youAca,!a,,cll find the 2007 Federal Library/Information Center of the Year.

  • Yongsan, Seoul senior officials reaffirm commitment to share firefighting resources

    Jul 14, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan and Seoul City Fire Department senior officials reaffirmed their commitment July 14 to share firefighting resources under a mutual aid agreement.

  • Army Reserve, D.C. Police sign partnership

    Jul 14, 2008

    The Army Reserve and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department formally signed a partnership Tuesday that will allow both organizations to recruit, train and employ men and women desiring to serve the nation and the district.

  • Mitchell assumes post as RRAD's 38th commander

    Jul 14, 2008

    During a formal ceremony held 9 July, Col. Daniel G. Mitchell assumed command of Red River Army Depot succeeding outgoing commander Col. Douglas J. Evans. Officiating the ceremony was Brig. Gen. Paul L. Wentz, commanding general for the 13th Sustatainment Command, Ft. Hood, Texas.

  • Army Adjusts to New Battlefield, General Says

    Jul 14, 2008

    LTG Speakes talks with bloggers about Army Modernization: Aca,!A"We have an important new concept that is working, that we need to essentially give capability to, and thatAca,!a,,cs the modular force,Aca,!A? Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Speakes, the serviceAca,!a,,cs deputy chief of staff for programs, said during a conference call with online journalists and bloggers.

  • Island Adventure provides break for deployment kids

    Jul 14, 2008

    LANGEOOG, Germany Aca,!" For an Army brat in 2008, a stable and cohesive family life can be a rare luxury, especially if you consider the effects of extended and often repeated deployments of one or even both parents.

  • Changes shuffle units in Aviation Task Force in Iraq

    Jul 14, 2008

    Since the Soldiers in Task Force XII and Task Force 49 arrived in Iraq, their deployments have been a bit different from those of most aviation brigades. The intertwining relationship between these two headquarters is a byproduct of the drawdown of troops brought in during last yearAca,!a,,cs surge.

  • Sinise entertains troops, supports children

    Jul 14, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" The Lt. Dan Band played U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt July 7 with a blend of rock, funk, soul and pop covering the last 40 years of music, and then some.

  • Commander's Corner: Sponsorship is a vital mission

    Jul 14, 2008

    First impressions count. For new Soldiers, Civilian Employees and their Family Members, the difference between a good move and a bad one may come down to information.

  • Leaders in Iraq discuss stability, growth

    Jul 13, 2008

    One month Aca,!A"boots on the groundAca,!A? is not enough time to reshape an army or transform a country. It is, however, long enough to show Maj. Gen. Michael Oates, Multi-National Division -- Center commander, a country heading in the right direction, with safer communities and committed military leaders.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, July 7 Aca,!" 13, 2008

    Jul 13, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • USAG-Yongsan salutes top volunteers of quarter

    Jul 12, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Teven Broyles, 14, got the volunteer bug earlier this year after deciding he was through Aca,!A"sitting around and doing nothing.Aca,!A? A regular Middle School and Teen Center volunteer, he stuck with it because he saw how much fun it was. What was fun for him turned into official recognition from U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan officials, who selected him as the top youth volunteer of the quarter.

  • Georgia communities gather at Fort Stewart to sign Community Covenant

    Jul 11, 2008

    Stewart-Hunter, surrounding communities sign the Army Community Covenant July 11 at the Main Post Chapel on Stewart.

  • Watervliet forges ahead with new commander

    Jul 11, 2008

    WATERVLIET, July 11, 2008 - Col. Scott N. Fletcher took command from Col. Kevin R. Moore in a military ceremony today at the Watervliet Arsenal that symbolized the changing of authority.

  • Several AMC organizations receive DoD VE award

    Jul 11, 2008

    Several U.S. Army Materiel Command organizations were recognized during the Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Pentagon awards ceremony June 19.

  • Phantom Warrior troops straddle motorcycles for safety

    Jul 11, 2008

    III Corps Headquarters Command conducts a motorcycle safety ride in the Fort Hood area

  • Ansbach helps families, returning Soldiers readjust

    Jul 11, 2008

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" With the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade approaching the end of a 15-month deployment to Iraq, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach is increasing efforts to prepare families and Soldiers for a smooth reunion

  • U.S. Army Air Force member honored 64 years after his death

    Jul 11, 2008

    MONS, Belgium Aca,!" Mons recently honored World War II pilot, 2nd Lt. John Steinwedel, 64 years after his death, as a plaque was unveiled to honor the American who was murdered after parachuting onto a roof in the city from his P-47 D Thunderbolt.

  • 8th U.S. Army officials tour Hannam Village housing area

    Jul 10, 2008

    HANNAM VILLAGE, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Eighth U.S. Army leaders toured a leased housing area July 10 near Yongsan Garrison in Seoul. Installation Management Command-Korea and U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan officials gave a Hannam Village tour to 8th U.S. Army Commander Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, Jr. and Command Sergeant Major Robert Winzenried.

  • 1st Space Brigade Change of Command

    Jul 10, 2008

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell (left) charges Col. Jeffrey A. Farnsworth with responsibility of the 1st Space Brigade during a Change of Command ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base's Patriot Park, July 10.

  • AMC deputy commander visits Tobyhanna

    Jul 10, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, recently visited Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., and attended two briefings; command perspectives and corporate culture, and then joined depot leaders on a driving and walking tour of Tobyhanna. Points of interest along the route included the new Child Development Center, family housing, Firefinder radar test site, Electro-Optics/Night Vision Division, Blue Force Tracking, Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar Simulator, AN/TPS-75 Air Defense Radar System and Multiple Threat Emitter Systems. Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest full-service Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance maintenance and logistics support facility in the Department of Defense. Employees repair, overhaul and fabricate electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces. The depot is the Army Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Communications-Electronics, Avionics, and Missile Guidance and Control Systems and the Air Force Technology Repair Center for ground communications and electronics. About 5,800 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control, computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.

  • Guard units receive more high-tech Lakota helicopters

    Jul 10, 2008

    LouisianaAca,!a,,cs Aviation Command last week became the latest National Guard unit to receive the new light utility UH-72A Lakota helicopter.

  • JTF-E training kicks off in Romania

    Jul 10, 2008

    A June 30 ceremony marked the official beginning of Joint Task Force-East's second annual rotation.

  • Fort Detrick safety office tapped for MEDCOM award

    Jul 10, 2008

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick's safety office received signal honors recently at the AUSA medical conference in San Antonio, Texas. Safety director Rudy Spencer accepted the the Medical Command Safety Excellence Award June 12 at the conference. The award was presented by Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker and Command Sgt. Maj. Althea Dixon. In addition to a plaque, the office won a $10,000 check for the garrison.

  • The Science of Victory

    Jul 10, 2008

    A five-minute video that emphasizes the vital importance of basic research and the people who perform it to the Department of Defense mission and the future of our nation's security. This video is sponsored by the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology, U.S. Army.

  • Fore the Future

    Jul 10, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" William Hartford, 8-year-old son of Deputy U.S. National Military Representative to SHAPE Lt. Col. Charles and Rebecca Hartford, recently won the Gen. Sir John Akehurst Bowl Golf Championship pitting against a few fellow golfers and more than 40 adults to take first place by one stroke.

  • Darmstadt says farewell to Black Forest friends

    Jul 10, 2008

    DARMSTADT, Germany Aca,!" U.S. Army Garrison Darmstadt, which closes next month, marked 20 years of camaraderie with the Association for the Promotion of German-American Friendship during the two organizationsAca,!a,,c last exchange activity.

  • Commander's Corner: Community information a mouse click away

    Jul 9, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" In this week's Commander's Corner, USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall talks about the importance of exercising your right to vote.

  • Secretary Ford, SMA visit FCS lab

    Jul 9, 2008

    Acting Under Secretary of the Army Nelson Ford and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston tour the System of Systems Integration Lab for Future Combat Systems at the Huntington Beach Campus, Ca., July 8.

  • Mississippi based aviation unit cases colors, Connecticut team steps into theater role

    Jul 9, 2008

    ConnecticutAca,!a,,cs loss is a gain for Mississippi and Illinois. The National Guard Soldiers of Task Force AVCRAD who served under the colors of the 1108th Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot are on their way home, and the Groton, Connecticut-based 1109th AVCRAD has taken up the mission of executing the Theater Aviation Maintenance Program, supporting both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Stuttgart MPs dedicate building to fallen Soldier

    Jul 9, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" Almost one year to the day after her death, Cpl. Karen Clifton was honored by her unit, the 554th Military Police Company, as Building 2914 on Panzer Kaserne here was renamed Clifton Hall.

  • Field reps support Soldiers using devices that determines an individual's identity

    Jul 8, 2008

    Tobyhanna Army Depot Field Support Representatives (FSR) are providing Soldiers with training, troubleshooting and upgrades for Handheld Interagency Identification Detection Equipment (HIIDE) in Southwest Asia.

  • Tobyhanna supports the troops Aca,!Eoeover thereAca,!a,,c

    Jul 8, 2008

    Tobyhanna field service representatives deploy to Southwest Asia to support the warfighter.

  • Machinist clears clutter, improves working conditions

    Jul 8, 2008

    A Tobyhanna Army Depot machinist improved working conditions in the machine shop by devising a plan to organize 25,000 tools using 6S proceses.

  • Yongsan celebrates Independence Day

    Jul 8, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Yongsan brought a bit of Americana to the middle of Seoul as an estimated 3,000 people visited throughout the day July 4th to celebrate the 232nd birthday of the United States.

  • Largest DoD Child Care Center Opens at Fort Myer

    Jul 7, 2008

    One won't have to go far to see the biggest Department of Defense Child care center. Starting next week, it will be located here at Fort Myer.

  • Born to Ride

    Jul 7, 2008

    Mounted up on Aca,!A"steel horses,Aca,!A? members of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and their family members rode across the beautiful Colorado countryside as part of the 10th Annual Motorcycle Run to Turkey Creek. The event began at 7 a.m., June 20, with nearly two dozen participants making their way to the Newport Building rally point.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" Week in Photos, June 30 Aca,!" Jul 6, 2008

    Jul 6, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Redstone Arsenal citizen Soldier reenlists in Kuwait

    Jul 5, 2008

    The time was right, and so was the place. Sgt. Robert Ritchie was due to reenlist, and when he heard there was going to be a mass reenlistment ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait on Independence Day, he decided it was time to raise his right hand one more time.

  • 17 Yongsan Soldiers become U.S. citizens July 4th

    Jul 4, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Rhetorically speaking, is there any other more fitting way to celebrate Independence Day than to commemorate the symbolic birth of 17 new U.S. citizens' During todayAca,!a,,cs July Fourth Festival at Yongsan Garrison, thatAca,!a,,cs exactly what happened when 17 Yongsan-based Soldiers nine different countries raised their hands and took the oath of allegiance to the United States.

  • 17 Soldiers become U.S. citizens on July 4th

    Jul 4, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - During today's July Fourth Festival the community celebrated Independence Day by welcoming 17 Yongsan-based Soldiers from nine different countries as U.S. citizens. In front of hundreds of well wishers, the 17 raised their hands to take the oath of allegiance to the United States of America.

  • Lean Six Sigma project shortens DD214 processing time at DHR

    Jul 3, 2008

    Because the garrison knows a SoldierAca,!a,,cs time is valuable, the staff at the Directorate of Human Resources (DHR) took on a Lean Six project to reduce the wait time for DD 214 Aca,!" a report of military separation Aca,!" processing and achieved better than anticipated results.

  • Leaders of tomorrow train at Fort Lewis

    Jul 3, 2008

    Every summer, Fort Lewis, becomes the home for the largest U.S. Army training exercise in the continental United States, Operation Warrior Forge. The exercise, also known as the Leader Development and Assessment Course, is how Army Reserve Officer Training Corps trains and assesses the next generation of officers prior to their being commissioned as second lieutenants.

  • Taking it one step at a time

    Jul 3, 2008

    Soldiers from 2-3 Inf. gain valuable experience during live-fire training exercise

  • Lt. Dan Band rocks Europe on its fourth concert tour

    Jul 3, 2008

    USAG Schinnen, Netherlands - "It's a different kind of gig," says Danny Gottlieb, one of the world's most popular jazz drummers and part of Gary Sinise's 'Lt. Dan Band' who dazzled an international military community audience here in a first class performance July 2.

  • Garrison to offer series of educational opportunities

    Jul 3, 2008

    DORAL, Florida Aca,!" U.S. Army Garrison Miami is offering a series of forums, hosted by the Continuing Education Center, to present colleges, universities and technical school opportunities to the military public.

  • Garrison job fair tops 1,000 applicants in third year.

    Jul 3, 2008

    DORAL, FL Aca,!"U.S. Army Garrison Aca,!" Miami has partnered with local groups to bring together more than 1,000 job seekers and 61 employers here at the Miami Dade Fire Fighters Memorial Building for their third annual Free Job Fair. The response to the June 25 event was more than the garrison, South Florida Workforce and Society of Hispanic Veterans organizers expected. In a room packed with 42 local and 19 out-of-state organizations looking for talent, the crowds made their way, helped by free photocopying, career counseling services and numerous volunteers loaded with information.

  • ASC co-hosts retention training to ensure our Army stays Strong

    Jul 3, 2008

    Working to keep the Army Strong, AMCAca,!a,,cs retention personnel met June 23-27 at the Army Sustainment Command headquarters to polish their skills.

  • 'Standards pilot' steers success

    Jul 3, 2008

    The ALSET conducts evaluations and performs the duties of the Maintenance Assistance and Instruction Team to enhance the ASC CommanderAca,!a,,cs overall situational awareness of ongoing operations within ASC.

  • Graf prepares for 172nd influx

    Jul 3, 2008

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Aca,!" U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr is preparing for an influx of troops as Soldiers from the 172nd Infantry Brigade, currently based out of Schweinfurt, Germany, have started moving here.

  • Wounded warriors meet musician, actor Steve Van Zandt

    Jul 3, 2008

    MILAN, Italy Aca,!" Four Warrior in Transition Soldiers stationed in Vicenza, Italy, experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity here June 25 when they met guitarist Steve Van Zandt, who is on tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Europe.

  • Hohenfels' wireless barracks among the first in Europe

    Jul 3, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany Aca,!" In todayAca,!a,,cs high-tech communication world, Soldiers living in the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment barracks here felt cut off.

  • Proclamation Launches Armed Forces Celebration Week

    Jul 2, 2008

    Local leaders officially kicked off Armed Forces Celebration Week festivities with a proclamation signing ceremony June 23 on the Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School parade field. Huntsville Mayor Loretta Spencer, Madison Mayor Sandy Kirkindall and Madison County Commissioner Mike Gillespie joined military and civilian leaders from Team Redstone to sign the proclamation dedicating a weeklong series of events to honor Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines in the local community. Representatives from the offices of Reps. Bud Cramer and Robert Aderholt and Sens. Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby also attended.

  • Four-Star General Thanks Community for Support

    Jul 2, 2008

    The annual Armed Forces Celebration Week is well-known as a time when Huntsville and its surrounding communities come together to express their appreciation to the military and Redstone Arsenal. But one of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top-ranked Soldiers used the occasion this year to return that thanks Aca,!" expressing his appreciation for a community that is keeping the Army strong. Referring to the DoD civilian and contractor base supporting Redstone Arsenal as well as the areaAca,!a,,cs large number of military retirees, Army vice chief of staff Gen. Richard Cody told local media prior to the Armed Forces Celebration Salute Luncheon on June 25 at the Von Braun Center that the Aca,!A"Army values what the community does for men and women in uniform.Aca,!A?

  • NCO/Soldier of Year have Windy City Roots

    Jul 2, 2008

    Judging from the outcome of the 2008 Redstone Arsenal NCO/Soldier of the Year competition, maybe this is the year the Chicago Cubs will win their first world championship since 1908. After all, this yearAca,!a,,cs winners are both from Chicago and they are Cubs fans. Staff Sgt. Anthony Marvan and Spc. Kenster Shannon were announced as the NCO and Soldier of the Year, respectively, at the annual award luncheon June 23 at the Officers and Civilians Club. It was among the first events during Armed Forces Celebration Week.

  • Lifetime brings 'Army Wives' to Walter Reed

    Jul 2, 2008

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the USO of Metropolitan Washington rolled out the red carpet Tuesday for wounded warriors, real Army wives and the cast and crew of Lifetime channelAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Army WivesAca,!A? for an exclusive screening of the drama series.

  • Air Force, Army leaders discuss new UAS concept of operations

    Jul 2, 2008

    Army and Air Force leaders met Monday, June 30, at Langley Air Force Base, Va., to discuss the way ahead for developing a new joint unmanned aerial system (UAS) concept of operations (CONOPS) for maximizing the contributions these systems can provide to joint forces in the field.

  • FCS capability Accelerated for Infantry

    Jul 2, 2008

    Soldiers in Infantry Brigade Combat Teams now get the first crack at Future Combat System technology, Army officials said during a news conference at the Pentagon June 26. That capability, initially meant to be delivered first to Heavy Brigade Combat teams, will now be delivered to IBCTs by fiscal year 2011 -- three years earlier than previously planned.

  • DOD sets joint standards for enlistee waivers

    Jul 2, 2008

    The Department of Defense has now set standards for how individual services will offer waivers to those it recruits.

  • Seoul American graduate wins $1,500 DECA scholarship

    Jul 2, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" A Seoul American High School graduate won a $1,500 scholarship June 26 from the Defense Commissary Agency 2008 Scholarships for Military Children.

  • Korea Region EEO manager named best in Army

    Jul 2, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Barbara Quillin has a simple theory: "If you just help one person at a time and that's all you do, at least you're making some progress for somebody." It's a philosophy that has served her well over her 25-year federal career and most recently earned her the Secretary of the Army Award for Outstanding Achievement for Equal Employment Opportunity-EEO Professional Category for 2007, after only seven months as the Installation Management Command-Korea EEO director.

  • Abizaid Challenges

    Jul 2, 2008

    He no longer wears the uniform, but remains one of the pre-eminent military experts on the middle east. Gail McCabe talks to former U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Commander, Retired Gen. John Abizaid.

  • Commander's Corner: 'Be Smart, Do Your Part - VOTE!'

    Jul 2, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Voting is the most important right we have as citizens of a democracy. For those of us overseas, it doesnAca,!a,,ct matter how far away we are from the United States, our votes still count. During a presidential election, when millions of people exercise the right to vote, you might think that your single vote wonAca,!a,,ct make a difference. Even if the candidates you support arenAca,!a,,ct elected, youAca,!a,,cve still had a hand in shaping the countryAca,!a,,cs future.

  • Yongsan Girl Scouts encourage voters to register

    Jul 2, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Yongsan area Girl Scouts took the voting message to the streets June 28, encouraging community members to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election. Aca,!A"This is an important election for our country and it is important for us to exercise our rights to vote,Aca,!A? said Susan Patten, overseas Committee Chair of the USA Girl Scouts-Overseas, Seoul. Aca,!A"The Girl Scouts are here today to get people who are eligible to vote to register and be a voice for the girls because they are not old enough yet.Aca,!A?

  • Qatar-based 'Readiness Battalion' changes hands

    Jul 2, 2008

    Camp As Sayliyah, QATAR Ac"a,! Aca,!A"Readiness Six, signing off the net Aca,!" Army Strong,Aca,!A? said Lt. Col. Maxine C. Girard.With those words she bade farewell to the Soldiers, Army civilians, contractors and other guests who gathered here to watch as she relinquished command of the unit she had led since July 13, 2006.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT Summer Solstice Climb 2008

    Jul 2, 2008

    More than 100 people gathered Saturday, June 21 to celebrate the longest day of the year and climb Donnelly Dome during the Third Annual 49th Missile Defense Battalion Summer Solstice Climb.

  • Army officially recognizes USASMA spouse leadership training, lists in ATRRS

    Jul 2, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, and the Army took a big step in recognizing that support through this yearAca,!a,,cs Spouse Leadership Development Course classes.

  • Yongsan's Summer Reading Program Opens 'World of Exploration' to children

    Jul 2, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Aca,!A"I think that we should teach young children to enjoy reading. Reading is actually a key that opens up the whole world. They can virtually learn anything.Aca,!A? Those words from Maj. Daniel Pletsch sum up why the Yongsan Library organizes the annual summer reading program, which started June 17 and runs through July 29.

  • Yongsan assistant fire chief one of best in Army

    Jul 2, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" A Yongsan Fire Department assistant fire chief is one of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs best. Assistant Chief Bradley Bowling was recently named runner-up in the civilian fire officer of the year category of the 2007 U.S. Army Fire and Emergency Services Awards. He was the Korea RegionAca,!a,,cs Fire Officer of the Year, as well.

  • Flood-Threatened Towns Connect with Corps

    Jul 1, 2008

    Trillions and Trillions of gallons of water inundated the Upper Mississippi River Basin already flush with moisture and saturated soil resulting in overtopped reservoirs and levees in Iowa and down the Mississippi River, as well as flooding on the Rock River Basin and Illinois Waterway.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT holds Annual Golf Tournament at Fort Carson

    Jul 1, 2008

    On May 30, a beautiful, sunny morning, more than 140 members of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command participated in the Annual SMDC/ARSTRAT Golf Tournament at the Fort Carson Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course.

  • WTU Soldiers meet Van Zandt at Springsteen Concert

    Jul 1, 2008

    Sgt. Justin Varnes, Warrior Transition Unit Soldier, presents a crutch that he and his fellow WTU Soldiers (from left) Pfc. Christopher Gross, Spc. Max Kenworthy and Spc. Carl Vandenberg signed for Van Zandt. The Soldiers met with Van Zandt prior to the musician taking the stage with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Milan June 25.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Week in Photos, June 23 - 29, 2008

    Jul 1, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • All-volunteer Army envy of world says G-1

    Jul 1, 2008

    Today, the Army celebrates the 35th anniversary of end of the draft and the beginning of the all-volunteer force, an occasion the deputy chief of staff for personnel, G-1, called "one of our nation's greatest management successes."

  • 1st Space Battalion gets kudos for an accident free year

    Jun 30, 2008

    Col. Timothy Coffin, commander of the 1st Space Brigade, presented Lt. Col. Thomas James, commander of the 1st Space Battalion, with a safety certificate on behalf of SMDC/ARSTRAT Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell. The certificate was presented to recognize 12 months without a Class A, B or C accident in the battalion.

  • Celebrating Independence and its Guardians: 2008 July 4th Senior Leader Message

    Jun 30, 2008

  • DoD, Department of Education Sign Agreement

    Jun 30, 2008

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England and Deputy Secretary of Education Raymond Simon signed an agreement at the Pentagon Wednesday to work together to ease transition challenges for military children.

  • New Soldiers become combat lifesavers

    Jun 30, 2008

    Recently re-deployed Soldiers are noting that the first 10 minutes after a Soldier is wounded are critical in saving his life. Those precious minutes are known as Aca,!A"the platinum 10.Aca,!A?

  • Defense Satellite Communications System puts a lid on things

    Jun 30, 2008

    On June 20, the SATCOM Systems Company installed the "lid" onto the second Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) located at the Missile Defense Complex. An event that most personnel on site took the opportunity to witness, this is the final "golf ball" that will be dominating the terrain at Fort Greely, Alaska.

  • NATIONAL NEWS HOSTS TOUT ARMY'S MESSAGE THORUGH UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

    Jun 30, 2008

    Geraldo Rivera, ESPN's Crawford and Jacobson, and Fox New's Ainsley Earhardt--National News Hosts who Tout Army's Message Through A Unique Experience with the Golden Knights.

  • Wiesbaden celebrates Berlin Airlift anniversary

    Jun 30, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" In 1948, a political and military Cold War began when Berlin nearly fell into Josef StalinAca,!a,,cs hands.

  • Family Strong, Like Father Like Daughter

    Jun 30, 2008

    When you think about a teenager joining the army you can envision the parent or parents taking their child to the airport to see them off to basic training. However, that was not the case with Mario and Gabrielle Alejandrino.

  • DoD establishes departmental policy on the use of DoD information systems

    Jun 27, 2008

    Alerts users to a new notice on all government computers.

  • APG 2012 Web Site Up and Running

    Jun 27, 2008

    Unveiling of APG 2012 WEb site at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Army aviation test mission on rise

    Jun 27, 2008

    The Aviation Technical Test Center tries to ensure that what looks good on paper works well, and safely, in the air.

  • Earn money in Army referral program

    Jun 27, 2008

  • Thanks for Taking Care of Soldiers

    Jun 27, 2008

    The 2008 Army Emergency Relief numbers speak for themselves. This yearAca,!a,,cs fund-raising campaign raised $292,120.03 to eclipse a $225,000 goal, surprising AER officer Kristi Foster. Aca,!A"This is my seventh year to do this and every year you surprise me,Aca,!A? Foster told the campaign participants assembled for the AER award ceremony June 17 at Heiser Hall. Aca,!A"It was absolutely amazing. And IAca,!a,,cm still just overwhelmed by your efforts, your generosity, your work. Thank you very much.Aca,!A?

  • Army combatives training is helping today's Soldier become more effective

    Jun 27, 2008

    Because the modern Soldier spends more time clearing rooms and engaging the enemy in hand-to-hand combat than those Soldiers before him, a renewed emphasis has been put on the importance of subduing an enemy without a weapon. That isnAca,!a,,ct to say Soldiers of yesteryear never had to rely on a swift hand to best an enemy. ItAca,!a,,cs just that AmericaAca,!a,,cs desert Soldier of the 21st century finds himself coming into close contact with the enemy on a more frequent basis than before. And thanks to a former Fort Lewis Army Ranger, todayAca,!a,,cs Soldier is becoming better trained to effectively neutralize that close-quarters threat.

  • Soldiers train on new Strykers

    Jun 27, 2008

    New Stryker vehicles arrived at 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment in May, boosting morale and firing thrusters on an already rocketing training schedule.

  • Mullen vows to 'get it right'

    Jun 27, 2008

    Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Fort Lewis June 18, where he toured barracks, met with leaders and talked to Soldiers.

  • AUSA Huntsville/Redstone Chapter Celebrates Army Birthday

    Jun 27, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell (center), commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, pauses as Pvt. 2 Ricky Hartwell, Bravo Co. 832d Ordnance Battalion, joins him in cutting a ceremonial Army Birthday cake June 14 on Redstone Arsenal. The event was a key highlight of the Association of the U.S. Army Huntsville/Redstone Chapter's celebration of the Army's 233rd birthday at the Redstone Arsenal Officers and Civilians Club.

  • Caring for burned Soldiers

    Jun 27, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Michael Schlitz grimaces in pain as Spc. Steven Neveau, a burn-therapy assistant, rotates the burned SoldierAca,!a,,cs arm to keep scar tissue from freezing his already limited movement.

  • Best care anywhere

    Jun 27, 2008

    Sgt. Rodolfo Martinez was medevaced to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, following a vehicle-bomb explosion in Afghanistan that also trapped him beneath rubble. The forward observer, assigned to the 82nd Airborne DivisionAca,!a,,cs 508th Infantry Regiment, would like to return to LRMC one day, but in a different capacity, he said.

  • A close look at AW2

    Jun 27, 2008

    The Army Wounded Warrior Program, also referred to as AW2, was created in 2004 in response to the needs of the most severely wounded, injured or ill Soldiers from the war on terror.

  • Life at the MTD

    Jun 27, 2008

    The majority of wounded warriors arriving at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center reside at the Medical Transient Detachment while receiving care.

  • Lauding the large WTU

    Jun 27, 2008

    Taking care of Soldiers is a tradition as old as the Army itself. Gen. George Washington led the way with an order to vaccinate the entire Continental Army for smallpox, a feat never done before. And young Maj. Walter Reed led the fight against yellow fever, isolating the carrier and providing treatment for the disease at the beginning of the 20th century.

  • Soldier-Moms Find Comfort in Program Designed for Them

    Jun 27, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" After the birth of her third child, Sgt. Delores Gordon, said it took her three attempts to pass her Army Physical Fitness Test, with 30 days between each test.

  • WRAMC: Providing top-notch care

    Jun 27, 2008

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., has made great progress in caring for wounded servicemembers. Since the war on terror began five years ago, WRAMC personnel have treated almost 8,000 servicemembers who supported operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. About 560 of them were amputees, said Chuck Scoville, WRAMCAca,!a,,cs chief of amputee services.

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