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  • Former pro athletes share insights with Soldiers

    Sep 19, 2008

    Senior leaders from 2nd Brigade Combat Team sat down with two former professional athletes for some insight and fellowship during a chaplainAca,!a,,cs leadership luncheon recently on Fort Drum.

  • Medics receive battlemind training to help fellow Soldiers

    Sep 19, 2008

    Hundreds of Fort Drum Soldiers received training last week on one aspect of war that does not always take precedence: the battle of the mind.

  • Augusta civilians in Army boots

    Sep 19, 2008

    Citizen leaders go through tough Army training introduction.

  • Army preps families for emergencies

    Sep 19, 2008

    Ready Army is a new, Army-wide campaign developed by HQDAAca,!a,,cs Installation Preparedness Branch, Army Emergency Management Program. The campaign was launched Sept. 1 to coincide with the fifth annual National Preparedness Month.

  • Open for Discussion: Benelux group helps combat vets talk through issues

    Sep 19, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, BELGIUM Aca,!" Although Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe and Army organizations located here do not deploy battalions of Soldiers to combat, there are individual troops and small groups who are on constant rotations to battle zones. Additionally, nearby installations are often the next assignment for many who have finished a tour of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Marshall Center librarian wins national honors

    Sep 18, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" Marshall Center library technician Jill Golden was honored as the 2007 Federal Library Technician of the Year during a ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Sept. 12.

  • Odierno assumes command of coalition forces in Iraq

    Sep 16, 2008

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno assumed command of Multi-National Force-Iraq from Army Gen. David H. Petraeus during a ceremony at al Faw Palace in Baghdad today.

  • Gen. Petraeus ceremony

    Sep 15, 2008

    Gen. David Petraeus will hand over command of Multi-National Forces Iraq to Gen. Ray Odierno, Tuesday, in Baghdad.

  • Sky Soldiers kick off Warrior Adventure Quest in Europe

    Sep 15, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy Aca,!" Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team got WAQed during three days of high-adrenaline, high-adventure outdoor activities here Sept. 8-10.

  • Army Child and Youth Services name now includes 'school'

    Sep 15, 2008

    Army Child and Youth Services is now Army Child, Youth & School Services. The Army has renamed this key Family and MWR Program because of the renewed focus at every level to support the schools serving our Army children.

  • Consequence Management Response Force to join Army Northern Command

    Sep 15, 2008

    As America remembers the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, more than 800 members of a joint response force are preparing for their new mission of responding to CBRNE, or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive incidents.

  • SMDC Provides Direct Support to War Fight

    Sep 12, 2008

    National defense and war fighters rely on missile capabilities and space-based communications. The Space and Missile Defense Command leads the ArmyAca,!a,,cs effort in both fields. Aca,!A"We are the premier space and missile defense organization within the Army,Aca,!A? Col. John Hamilton, SMDC chief of staff, said. Aca,!A"We have a number of roles and functions that we perform.Aca,!A? SMDC completed its move to the Werhner von Braun Complex in 2007 as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure. It was a return home of sorts. Their predecessor, the Redstone Anti-Missile Missile Office was created on the installation in 1957 and the organization has maintained a presence of some sort at the installation ever since. Over the years, the organization has seen many changes to reflect its mission in the evolving Army. Most recently, its name took on the added title and responsibilities of the Armed Forces Strategic Command in 2006.

  • G-1, Pentagon employees remember 9/11 fallen

    Sep 12, 2008

    One survivor of the attack on the Pentagon said she couldn't cry for more than two years after the event -- and today, the event still seems unreal.

  • 21st TSC returns from Georgian humanitarian mission

    Sep 12, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" It was a fairly short but weighty deployment for the Soldiers of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command. The majority of the 21st TSCAca,!a,,cs Soldiers who deployed to Republic of Georgia on a humanitarian assistance mission there returned to Panzer Kaserne Sept. 10. The others returned in smaller numbers at various times and dates.

  • 106th Signal Brigade activated at Fort Sam Houston

    Sep 11, 2008

    When the 106th Signal Brigade was operating in the 1990s in Panama, one of its customers there was U.S. Army South. But because of the provisions of the Panama Treaty of 1977, all U.S. forces left Panama and the brigade was inactivated in 1997.

  • Family members, troops, veterans join 4th annual Freedom Walk

    Sep 8, 2008

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2008 Aca,!" Some came to the National America Supports You Freedom Walk today to help heal scars left when the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack on the Pentagon ripped a loved one from their life. Some came to remember coworkers with whom they had served, whose days were cut short when American Airlines Flight 77 smashed into the building. Many who hadnAca,!a,,ct experienced a personal loss said they walked to honor those who did, and to show support for troops who continue to defend the freedoms attacked that day.

  • Reserve NCO Retires After 42-Plus Years

    Sep 5, 2008

    Reserve Master Sgt. John Kennedy has spent a lot of years in his Army boots. Forty-two and a half, to be exact. Drafted to serve in Vietnam, Kennedy has been known as Redstone ArsenalAca,!a,,cs longest serving active duty Reserve Soldier. But on Sept. 1, Kennedy officially retired from his role at Headquarters & Headquarters Garrison Operations, ending a military career that has included tours in Vietnam and Korea, a deployment in Afghanistan, and various medals and honors, including two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star with Valor and induction in the Madison County Hall of Heroes. HeAca,!a,,cs also enjoyed a civilian career on Redstone Arsenal. Aca,!A"The Army is probably the best thing that happened to me, even though it wasnAca,!a,,ct my choice,Aca,!A? Kennedy, 61, said. Aca,!A"It taught me discipline, it helped me to mature, it gave me an education, training and lots of opportunities. Because of the training, I was able to work in civil service. And all the people IAca,!a,,cve met in the Army and government have been great.Aca,!A?

  • Golden Knights' selection underway

    Sep 5, 2008

    The Golden KnightsAca,!a,,c 2008 Assessment and Selection kicked off with 20 candidates vying for the honor of wearing the black and gold uniform of the The U.S. Army Parachute Team.

  • National Guard teams with local citizens to stem breached levee

    Sep 5, 2008

    Members of the National Guard and personnel from a local construction company in Plaquemine Parish, La. secure heavy sandbags to a CH-47 Chinook Sept. 3. The National Guard dropped about 175 sandbags into a 300-foot breach in a Plaquemine Parish levee.

  • Combat Medic Receives Bronze Star with Valor

    Sep 5, 2008

    Spc. Ryan Martinette earned a Bronze Star with Valor while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom two years ago. More importantly, he learned to give of himself, learned what it is to be a Soldier and found out what it means to be a combat medic.

  • Program Offers Customers New Ways To Submit Feedback

    Sep 4, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas Aca,!" A new Army program is offering garrison customers new avenues to let their voices be heard, whether itAca,!a,,cs to recognize outstanding service, bring forth a concern or make a recommendation.

  • Ready Army Launches at Fort Sam

    Sep 4, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas Aca,!" Ready Army, an emergency preparedness campaign, is under way and aimed at Soldiers, their Families, Army civilians and contractors to prepare them for all hazards and to encourage them to Aca,!" Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed.

  • Army Family Action Plan

    Sep 4, 2008

    Maj. Gen. MacDonald says the Army Family Action plan still at work.

  • H3 Workshop

    Sep 3, 2008

    The Army is healing, helping and hiring its Heroes.

  • Speaker shares survival story

    Sep 2, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" With Nov. 3 just around the corner, when Americans Aca,!" men and women Aca,!" will turn out in multitudes to elect the 44th President of the United States, it seems fitting that this yearAca,!a,,cs WomenAca,!a,,cs Equality Day theme was Aca,!A"Celebrating WomenAca,!a,,cs Right to Vote.Aca,!A?

  • Foundation announces Army scholarship awards

    Aug 29, 2008

    The Army Scholarship Foundation announced Aug. 15 the award of seven scholarships to children of Soldiers, veterans and spouses of active duty enlisted Soldiers. The foundation was created in 2001.

  • Army launching 'I. A.M. Strong' prevention campaign

    Aug 27, 2008

    The I. A.M. Strong campaign will empower Soldiers to Aca,!A"Intervene, Act, and MotivateAca,!A? to prevent sexual assault, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston said.

  • CSA: More dwell time will allow conventional ops training

    Aug 27, 2008

    Dwell time for Soldiers between deployments is expected to increase to 17 months next year, and almost to 24 months by 2011, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. He said this will allow the National Training Center to once again focus on Aca,!A"conventional operationsAca,!A? and not just counter-insurgency training.

  • A Letter to Veterans

    Aug 27, 2008

    To Those Who Have Served: A Letter to the Veterans

  • Deployed Soldier donates money, R&R time to the needy

    Aug 27, 2008

    Whether it is sacrificing time with their family, personal comforts - or even their life - the duty of a Soldier eventually requires sacrifice in some way or another. Certain Soldiers, though, go beyond that to give more.

  • 2nd CAB pledges neighborly flights

    Aug 27, 2008

    The commander of the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade hosted a town hall meeting to discuss issues concerning the community of Pyongtaek July 11.

  • 2ID receives latest winter equipment

    Aug 27, 2008

    Thanks to Program Executive Office Soldier, the nearly 10,000 Soldiers of 2ID received the Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System, and the Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment.

  • Army Family Action Plan continues sustainability

    Aug 26, 2008

    Maj. Gen. John MacDonald told bloggers last week in a Pentagon teleconference that the Army Family Action Plan through its series of workshops has resolved or reviewed some 633 Soldier and Army family issues since inception in 1983 and that it will continue to be sustainable.

  • Hot New Look!

    Aug 26, 2008

    The Army Introduces Soldiers to the New Army Service Uniform.

  • Commentary: Women's Suffrage movement 'pathway' to greater female participation in mi

    Aug 26, 2008

    Women's Equality Day is Aug. 26, commemorating when women were granted suffrage. Since the American Revolution and the founding of our country, many women have honorably served in our nationAca,!a,,cs defense...

  • Soldiers now have more flexibility in naming beneficiaries

    Aug 25, 2008

    Based on changes to law over the past two years, Soldiers now have greater flexibility in determining whom they designate to receive their $100,000 death gratuity.

  • Nurse honored to take care of Soldiers

    Aug 25, 2008

    ThereAca,!a,,cs nothing like looking after the health of Soldiers and their families. Since going to college on an ROTC scholarship, Maj. Elizabeth Vinson has faced challenges, overcome obstacles and stretched her own abilities to provide the best nursing care possible to Soldiers. SheAca,!a,,cs served in Germany, Kosovo and Afghanistan, and at various installations in the U.S.

  • 'Run for Fallen' trek ends at Arlington

    Aug 25, 2008

    Soldiers assigned to the National Guard Bureau were among 150 men and women who ran the final 6.2-mile leg of the national Run for the Fallen which paid tribute to the more than 4,000 members of the armed forces who have died during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Women's Equality

    Aug 25, 2008

    Lt. Col. Ensworth talks about women's equality and the 19th Amendment.

  • Civil Affairs Soldier earns Soldier's Medal

    Aug 22, 2008

    The deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Reserve Command, Maj. Gen. Alan Bell, and the commanding general for U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Maj. Gen. David A. Morris, awarded the Department of Defense SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal Aug. 22, to an Army Reserve Civil Affairs Soldier assigned to the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion in Abilene, Texas. Staff Sgt. Jacqueline L. Hunt, a Civil Affairs Specialist and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, earned this honor for saving the life of a traffic accident victim near her Texas hometown. The SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal is the seventh highest medal awarded to U.S. military Soldiers.

  • Army releases message announcing new service uniform

    Aug 21, 2008

    Out with the old, in with the blue. The Army has made it official; the green service uniform, which has defined the service since the mid-1950s, is on the outs.

  • 30 commands cited for work on Army Birthday

    Aug 21, 2008

    Army Secretary Pete Geren this week honored 30 Army communicators who excelled in programs and events designed to raise public awareness of the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday.

  • West Point Cadet learns AKO ropes

    Aug 21, 2008

    At 7:30 in the morning, West Point Cadet Daniel James Smith was sitting at his computer at the Army Knowledge Online office inputting change-management requests into the business process management database.

  • Army Community Covenant signing at Fort Riley

    Aug 21, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and the daughter of Staff Sgt. Jose and Elizabeth Vera sign their names to Greater Fort Riley Community covenants during the Army Community Covenant ceremony Aug. 20 at Fort Riley while her parents and her brother look on.

  • Army 'cycle school' teaches motorcycling fundamentals

    Aug 21, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea — Master Sgt. Gregory Deschapell, 8th U.S. Army, has been operating motorcycles for about three years in Korea. Although he has never had an accident, he knows it's important to brush up on motorcycle safety skills.

  • 2008 LandWarNet Conference draws huge turnout

    Aug 20, 2008

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Aug. 19, 2008) - Despite the blustery weather brought on by Tropical Storm Fay, the opening conference of the 2008 LandWarNet Conference at the Broward County Convention Center was filled to capacity, leaving dozens of people to stand along the wall.

  • Experiencing the Women's Auxiliary Corps

    Aug 20, 2008

    Debbie Kilpatrick, a Fort Lee environmental protection specialist, recalls her experience with the Women's Auxiliary Corps, in celebrating the history upon Women's Equality Day Aug. 26.

  • Army Emergency Management workshop trains during Hurricane Fay

    Aug 20, 2008

    More than 100 emergency disaster preparedness officers and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear preparedness specialists from installations across the Army are meeting this week in Tampa, Fla., just as Hurricane Fay threatened to hit the Gulf Coast and caused trainers to come prepared for a real-life disaster.

  • Congressional Black Associates welcomed by DOD reps

    Aug 20, 2008

    About two-dozen members of the Congressional Black Associates received a brief introduction to the Department of Defense Aug. 12 from Army acquisition executive Dean Popps and others.

  • Old Guard Soldiers named Military District of Washington's best

    Aug 20, 2008

    Twenty-eight Soldiers from all over the country and the world competed in a grueling competition that named the National Capital Region Non-commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • USAG Schinnen Soldier is Army's BOSS President of the Year

    Aug 20, 2008

    SCHINNEN, The Netherlands -- Sgt. Jessenia Diaz Lopez, president for the USAG Schinnen Netherlands Boss Program, took top honors as the commanding general and command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command named her "Boss President of the Year" during the annual Boss Forum at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Va., Aug. 8.

  • Aiming for Gold

    Aug 20, 2008

    Pfc. Vincent Hancock takes Gold in his Olympic event.

  • AFAP taking care of families for 25 years now

    Aug 19, 2008

    During this the 25th anniversary of the Army Family Action Plan, Army spouses can be proud of the strides made for families Army-wide.

  • Ironhorse reignites Army Female Development Program

    Aug 19, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Female leadership from 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division reignited The Army Female Development Program by holding a brigade-wide female-specific meeting recently.

  • Soldiers improve force protection training

    Aug 19, 2008

    The Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., is focused on improving the force protection capabilities of Soldiers about to deploy to combat areas.

  • Voting Keeps the Army Strong, Oct 12-18 is Absentee Voting Week

    Aug 15, 2008

    Article informing Soldiers, Families Vote options

  • Army Family Action Plan turns 25 years old

    Aug 15, 2008

    Starting Aug. 15 and in the coming months, the Army will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Army Family Action Plan, senior leaders said, citing an ongoing commitment to families embodied in the Army Family Covenant.

  • Army offers language bonus to ROTC cadets

    Aug 14, 2008

    The Army is now offering a monetary incentive for new Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets to study critical languages such as Arabic. The language incentive is part of the Officer Accession Pilot Program authorized by Congress to help the Army recruit commissioned officers. The program additionally includes a $5,000 bonus for college students who complete the Army ROTC Leader's Training Course and agree to become Army officers, and authorizes the Army to offer two-year Army-service contracts to experienced doctors and other medical professionals, and chaplains, between ages 43 and 60.

  • 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.

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