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  • Byers loses in Olympic quarterfinals, vows to wrestle for medal in London

    Aug 14, 2008

    BEIJING Aca,!" After being eliminated Thursday from the quarterfinals of the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram wrestling tournament, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers vowed to continue his quest for the Olympic medal at the 2012 London Games.

  • Next mission: Conquering the virtual battlefield

    Aug 14, 2008

    With more than 8 million registered users, the Army-developed video game AmericaAca,!a,,cs Army is an interactive, first-person shooter game that allows civilians a taste for the Soldier-life. However, what debuted in 2002 as a communication tool for the Army to promote awareness and Army values to the general public has evolved into a practical training tool for Soldiers.

  • Hometown News kicks off holiday greetings program

    Aug 14, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" An Army and Air Force Hometown News Service team from San Antonio will be traveling throughout Europe in August and September to record holiday greetings for broadcast on television and radio stations in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

  • Hard Work Pays Off

    Aug 13, 2008

    Spc. Eller takes the 7th Gold for the U.S. in the Olympics.

  • Army Undersecretary

    Aug 13, 2008

    In part three of our series, Undersecretary Nelson Ford speaks about his personal commitment to the Army.

  • Finney Recreation Center wins top DA honors

    Aug 13, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Striving to be the best Army community in Europe has long been the goal of USAG Schweinfurt commanders and garrison agencies. Recently, those efforts have been widely-recognized as successes, ranging from commendations for the best Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program in Europe to, most recently, the best recreation center in the Army.

  • Wounded warriors train to climb Mount McKinley

    Aug 12, 2008

    Maj. Marc Hoffmeister and a group of severely wounded warriors are training to climb North AmericaAca,!a,,cs highest peak.

  • Retired Army marksman Erickson finishes 21st in Olympic trap

    Aug 12, 2008

    It rained on what might have been four-time Olympian Bret EricksonAca,!a,,cs final appearance on the worldAca,!a,,cs grandest shotgun shooting stage, literally and figuratively.

  • A Lineage Kept

    Aug 12, 2008

    A new generation of Easy Company Soldiers are carrying on the Company's rich history and tradition.

  • Warfighting Conference

    Aug 12, 2008

    Highlights from the 2008 Joint Warfighting Conference in Virginia Beach.

  • Kaiserslautern holds Warrior Response exercise

    Aug 12, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Balloon canisters, normally filled with helium, were packed with chorine. And within minutes of what was to be a joyous celebration Aca,!" a welcome home ceremony for redeploying Soldiers Aca,!" suddenly became chaos as the canisters opened, poisoning the air with yellow gas.

  • Civilian employees begin Senior Fellowship

    Aug 11, 2008

    Four Army civilians have been selected to participate in the Army Senior Fellows Program with one taking graduate classes at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the others beginning career-development assignments this week.

  • First-ever female wins Forces Command NCO of year

    Aug 11, 2008

    To see her walking through the halls of the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command headquarters here, she looks like an average noncommissioned officer.

  • Dwindling Down

    Aug 11, 2008

    The end is near for Guardsmen battling the fires in California.

  • Co-op student adds to summer youth program

    Aug 11, 2008

    An annual summer youth educational program sponsored by the employees of the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center needed fresh ideas and someone to step up. A fellow student did just that for the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science Program. GEMS is part of the Army Educational Outreach Program which consists of Army-sponsored research, education, competitions, internships and practical experiences designed to engage and guide students and teachers.

  • Association Chapter Wins One for the Thumb

    Aug 11, 2008

    For an unprecedented five years in a row, the Association of the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Redstone-Huntsville Chapter has been chosen as the international Best Overall Chapter. This year the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter will share the honor with co-winner Central Texas, Fort Hood. The Redstone-Huntsville Chapter will be recognized at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition on Oct. 6-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Aca,!A"This great accomplishment would not be possible without the hard work and contributions of our board and membership,Aca,!A? chapter president Mike Howell said.Aca,!A"We have a great leadership team -- the Executive Committee and Executive Board, a great group of corporate and individual members and a very supportive Team Redstone led by Maj. Gen. (Jim) Myles, including SMDC and Lt. Gen. (Kevin) Campbell.Aca,!A?

  • Germans, Americans bid USAG Hessen farewell

    Aug 10, 2008

    HANAU, Germany Aca,!" Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs difficult to say goodbye, but as they say, life goes on,Aca,!A? said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Gerald Moates following the U.S. Army Garrison Hessen closure ceremony here Aug. 7.

  • Radford receives Army Energy and Water Management award

    Aug 7, 2008

    Radford Army Ammunition plant was presented the Small Group Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award in the Efficiency/Energy Management category Aug. 8.

  • Free Fallin'

    Aug 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army Female Parachute Team takes the Silver Medal in Slovakia Competition. They now head to Italy for the 2008 Euro Cup.

  • Lt. Gen. Chiarelli Promotion

    Aug 5, 2008

    Pentagon promotion ceremony honoring Lt. Gen. Peter Chiarelli, incoming Army Vice Chief of Staff.

  • Butterfly Tour

    Aug 5, 2008

    A rare insect finds refuge within the fence line of a military installation.

  • Chiarelli takes oath as vice chief

    Aug 5, 2008

    In a Pentagon ceremony Monday afternoon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates promoted Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli to four-star general and Army Secretary Pete Geren administered ChiarelliAca,!a,,cs oath of office as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 32nd vice chief of staff.

  • Army opens Prep School at Fort Jackson

    Aug 4, 2008

    The Army Preparatory School at Fort Jackson, S.C., opened its doors Monday morning to begin offering help to young men and women who fall short on the education needed to join the service.

  • Sixteen Soldiers set to bolster Team USA at Olympic Games in Beijing

    Aug 4, 2008

    Sixteen members of the U.S. Army family will compete, coach or serve as training partners for Team USA at the 29th Olympic Games Aug. 8-24 in Beijing.

  • Chaplain's Hill Wreath Laying

    Aug 4, 2008

    The U.S. Army Chaplain Corps celebrated 233 years of faithful service with a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Chief of Chaplains, CH (MG) Doug Carver, honored chaplains and offered words of inspiration at Chaplain's Hill, where military chaplains are laid to rest.

  • Soldiers provide feedback on new gear

    Aug 1, 2008

    Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, N.Y., recently visited the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center here to receive briefings on the latest developments in food, clothing, aerial delivery, shelters and individual equipment, and provide feedback to developers.

  • Gervais takes over Army Environmental Command during era of change

    Aug 1, 2008

    Col. Maria R. Gervais took command of the U.S. Army Environmental Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 29.

  • National cemetery to be built at Fort Jackson

    Aug 1, 2008

    A new national cemetery, which will be adjacent to Fort Jackson, is scheduled to open this fall and will be named the "Fort Jackson National Cemetery."

  • Soldier of the Year

    Aug 1, 2008

    Soldiers in the National Capital region compete for a spot at the Soldier/NCO of the Year competition in September.

  • Army's senior black female aviator retires

    Jul 31, 2008

    Back in 1980 Christine B. Aca,!A"NickeyAca,!A? Knighton became just the second black woman in the United States to earn the right to wear aviator wings within the Department of Defense and the first from her home state of Georgia, an accomplishment that didnAca,!a,,ct go unnoticed by then-President Jimmy Carter who personally congratulated her on the achievement.

  • Studies reveal new generation gap

    Jul 31, 2008

    Recent research appears to validate what some Army leaders have said for years: todayAca,!a,,cs young recruits look at the world differently. The staff psychologist of the 75th Ranger Regiment traveled from Fort Benning to Stone Education Center July 25 to share his observations that explain this modern version of a generation gap between Soldiers entering the service today and their older NCOs and officers. His audience was senior commanders and NCOs, staff and civilian leaders.

  • Mrs. Casey urges Army Families

    Jul 31, 2008

    Sheila Casey knows times are tough, but asked Army Families to hang in there. She urged Fort Hood Family members to take advantage of available Army programs and get involved during a July 24 visit to the post.

  • Sexual assault prevention policy to focus on changing social norms

    Jul 31, 2008

    The Army plans to launch new initiatives for the prevention of sexual assault during a summit this September in Washington, D.C.

  • Working Together

    Jul 30, 2008

    Soldiers and Sailors join together for this year's Joint Logistics over the Shore operation in Camp Pendleton, CA.

  • U.S. Army Parachute Team's Tennyson Takes Silver in World Games

    Jul 30, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Elisa Tennyson, a member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, battled to hold on to second place during the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships in Slovakia.

  • Flagship projects focus on Wiesbaden troops

    Jul 30, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" While much news has been made of the transformation occurring in todayAca,!a,,cs military, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is ensuring buildings and people that arenAca,!a,,ct undergoing front-page makeovers donAca,!a,,ct get left behind.

  • New GI Bill provides increased educational benefits

    Jul 29, 2008

    The latest GI Bill considerably improves the opportunity for todayAca,!a,,cs servicemembers to obtain their education, a senior Defense Department official said.

  • Land Forces Symposium

    Jul 29, 2008

    Army leaders from around the world meet in Atlanta, GA for the 2008 Land Forces Symposium. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Dunwoody Confirmed as First Female Four-Star

    Jul 28, 2008

    The Senate has confirmed Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody as the first female U.S. Military four-star general.

  • Logistics Support for the Operational Army

    Jul 28, 2008

    The Logistics Support Activity does just what its name implies. LOGSA helps a multitude of other organizations work more efficiently by collecting, storing and organizing data. Aca,!A"We are the ArmyAca,!a,,cs single authoritative database for logistics,Aca,!A? commander Col. James Rentz said. Aca,!A"We do enterprise level analytics across the Army in many different spectrums -- supply, maintenance, distribution, transportation and finance. We take data from all of the standard Army management information systems.Aca,!A?

  • Clock ticking until new way of doing business

    Jul 28, 2008

    Kathy Harris and the other workers who filled the 650-seat Bob Jones Auditorium on July 16 now know the magnitude of the Logistics Modernization Program. LMP is about moving the Army supply system into the 21st century. This town hall meeting updated the Aviation and Missile Command work force on the coming change in business processes.

  • Special Forces Soldiers honored for bravery

    Jul 25, 2008

    Members of the 1st Special Forces Group gathered July 16 as the commander of U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Lt. Gen. Robert W. Wagner, and the commanding general of the U.S. Army Special Forces Command, Brig. Gen. Michael S. Repass, presented Sgt. 1st Class Chad M. Kite and Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Federmann with Silver Stars, honoring each for bravery during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Vet remembers integration in post-war Germany

    Jul 25, 2008

    Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Monroe Sweet was in an all-black unit July 26, 1948 when President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 to provide equal treatment and more opportunities for black servicemen in the Armed Forces.

  • Tropical Storm Dolly

    Jul 25, 2008

    National Guard troops in Texas for Hurricane Dolly.

  • Marksman Soldiers Prepare for Olympics

    Jul 25, 2008

    FORT BENNING, Ga., July 24, 2008 Aca,!" Six soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit are living out their wildest dreams. Maj. Michael E. Anti, Sgt. 1st Class Jason A. Parker, Sgt. 1st Class Daryl L. Szarenski, Spc. Walton Glenn Eller III, Spc. Jeffrey G. Holguin and Pfc. Vincent C. Hancock made the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team and will represent the United States at the Olympics Games in Beijing in August.

  • Exceptional camp for exceptional kids

    Jul 25, 2008

    The Exceptional Family Member Program Summer Activity, commonly referred to by participants as EFMP Camp, was held July 14-18 in Heidelberg, Germany.

  • 35 Years as an All-Volunteer Force

    Jul 24, 2008

    Army celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force.

  • AMC realigning depot level reparable mission to DLA

    Jul 24, 2008

    The Base Realignment and Closure CommissionAca,!a,,cs 2005 decision brought about many changes for the U.S. Army Materiel Command. One such change is the transfer of depot-level reparables procurement management and related support functions from across AMC to the Defense Logistics Agency.

  • Dunwoody confirmed as first female four-star

    Jul 24, 2008

    The United States Senate confirmed Wednesday the appointment to the grade of general, Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody.

  • FRSAs vital link between commanders, families

    Jul 22, 2008

    Unit family readiness groups (FRGs) exist to help address needs that arise out of questions like: What can my spouse do to better tolerate our separation' Where can we get help for a child whoAca,!a,,cs having difficulties at school' Are resources available to help us manage deployment pay'

  • Culture adds flavor to Picatinny

    Jul 22, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny Arsenal community members observed Multicultural and Employee Day by hosting a special celebration for Picatinny employees and their family members here July 10.

  • USAAC Soldiers win top TRADOC titles

    Jul 21, 2008

    A Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor from the University of Wisconsin Aca,!" La Crosse, and an infantryman from Fort Benning, Ga., were named the 2008 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command NCO and Soldier of the Year.

  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T spells reduced stigma, more choices

    Jul 21, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Soldiers seeking behavioral health care on U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt have a myriad of options for care and treatment: Military Family Life Counselors, Social Work Services, psychiatrists, psychologists, chaplains, and now, thanks to the RESPECT-Mil program, primary care providers.

  • VTC links Soldiers, spouses

    Jul 21, 2008

    Staff Sergeant Wayne White, a trumpet player with the 10th Mtn. Div. Band, battled anxiety and excitement on his way to Task Force Mountain Headquarters. Once there, those feelings were vanished when he saw his wife, Susan. Aca,!A"It felt very good seeing her sit down,Aca,!A? said White, a native of Park Hills, Miss. Aca,!A"We talk every day, and we webcam, but they donAca,!a,,ct work nearly as well. This was great. It was so good to see her.Aca,!A?

  • TRADOC recruiting

    Jul 17, 2008

    The Department of Defense is seeking good men and women to fill the ranks of our military. Gail McCabe spoke with deputy commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, where quality is as much an issue as quantity.

  • Gates Recommends McKinley to Be Guard's First Four-Star General

    Jul 17, 2008

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has recommended the Air National GuardAca,!a,,cs director for a promotion that would make him the first four-star general in National Guard history.

  • Grafenwoehr 'walking the walk' on environmental issues

    Jul 17, 2008

    GRAFENWOHER, Germany Aca,!" The use of electric cars and a decrease in petroleum, oil and lubricant spills marked two major improvements by the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Environmental Management System as it concluded its annual cycle.

  • Schinnen summer hires: more than just a job

    Jul 17, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs Summer Hire Program is more than just a job for 41 students working at USAG Schinnen in the Netherlands this summer. The program provides a glimpse into their future with a clear roadmap that gets them there ahead of their peers, thanks to a professional development program designed specifically for teen employees.

  • Bradley Mechanics Keep Missions on Track

    Jul 17, 2008

    COMBAT OUTPOST SUMMERS, Iraq (AFPS, July 16, 2008) Aca,!" On a sweltering hot July morning, the Soldiers of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, are hard at work on two of the company's Bradley fighting vehicles.

  • NFL player reroutes vacation for Hohenfels youth

    Jul 17, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany Aca,!" The National Football LeagueAca,!a,,cs Simon Fraser tackled some pretty interesting questions during an appearance for the Youth Sports Tackle Football Camp held at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels.

  • Army cuts ribbon on largest child care center

    Jul 16, 2008

    Fort Myer cut the ribbon on its new Child Development Center July 15. This is the largest CDC in the Department of Defense and was built after 9/11 to house children away from the Pentagon. It's 50,000 square feet with three wings, 28 rooms, three playgrounds and a multi-purpose room. It has space for 438 children.

  • Fort Greely Garrison changes command

    Jul 16, 2008

    Lt. Col. Chris William Chronis assumed command of Fort Greely, Alaska, garrison on June 24.

  • CIO/G-6 Organizational Chart [pdf]

    Jul 16, 2008

    G-6 Organizational Chart [pdf]

  • Career Impact

    Jul 16, 2008

    Ensuring stability is the driving force behind the massive construction effort in Afghanistan. Gail McCabe introduces us to an Army civilian who has built his career with quality construction.

  • Reserve Soldiers Compete

    Jul 16, 2008

    Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

  • Summer Fun at K-16 Air Base

    Jul 16, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" K-16 Air Base held its annual Summer Festival July 11, treating nearly 800 community members to special entertainment and lots of fun and games for children.

  • Thrift Shop volunteers earn special recognition for clothing donations

    Jul 16, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Thinking of just throwing out those old clothes' Think again, because the Secondhand Rose Thrift Shop can use them, if anything to help out orphanages and other organizations in need. During the USAG-Yongsan Volunteer of the Quarter Ceremony July 9, the Thrift Shop earned special recognition for donating bags of used clothes to the Canaan Orphanage in Cheonan, located about 80 miles southwest of Seoul.

  • 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.

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