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  • 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.

  • 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.

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