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  • Army Taking Care of Business through Continuous Process Improvement

    May 14, 2008

    When a CEO told the Army, Aca,!EoeIAca,!a,,cd do business with you if you were more efficient,Aca,!a,,c the Army listened, said AMC Commander Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin.

  • Company-grade Leaders Receive MacArthur Awards

    May 14, 2008

    Twenty-eight commissioned and warrant officers from the active Army, Army Reserve and the National Guard received the 2008 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon today, May 14.

  • Milan Army Ammunition Plant employee celebrates 25th Anniversary of appearing on The Tonight Show wi

    May 14, 2008

  • Top Army Installation Communities

    May 13, 2008

    Fort A.P. Hill, Va., honored as top Army installation in 2008 Communities of Excellence Awards Competition. Fort Meade, Md., awarded second and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan receives third.

  • Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan

    May 13, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Robert Cone, Commander of the Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, discusses what it will take to transform Afghans into a professional security force. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Yongsan Fire Department wins region honors

    May 13, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" YongsanAca,!a,,cs Fire Department has the best fire prevention program and top civilian fire officer in Korea.

  • Korean elementary school children tour Yongsan Garrison

    May 13, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The garrison hosted 26 Korean elementary school students as part of Korean ChildrenAca,!a,,cs Day activities, treating them to an installation tour and meeting American Soldiers.

  • Sergeants Major students celebrate Asian/Pacific heritage

    May 12, 2008

    Sergeants Major Course Class 58 students celebrated Asian/Pacific Heritage Month May 9, 2008, with a Polynesian dance troupe, music and a rousing speech by USAREUR and Seventh Army command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua T. Savusa, at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course.

  • 'Unified Quest' on Persistent Conflict

    May 12, 2008

    Unified Quest 2008 is the Army Chief of Staff's capstone exercise to explore the Era of Persistent Conflict. Maj. Gen. Barbara Fast, deputy director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, and Lt. Col. Tony Garner, deputy director of the Future Warfare Division of ARCIC, talk with the TRADOC News Service about Unified Quest 2008 that is focused on building partnership capacity.

  • Fort Drum Army Community Covenant Ceremony

    May 10, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren is joined by members of the Fort Drum and northern New York communities in signing the Army Community Covenant in Watertown, N.Y., May 9, 2008. The Army Community Covenant signifies the commitment of the local community to continue its tradition of strong support to Fort Drum Soldiers and their Families.

  • 405th AFSB hosts 21st TSC leadership

    May 9, 2008

    The steady sound of UH-60 Blackhawks performing test flights welcomed 21st Theater Sustainment Command leadership to the Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager-Europe at Coleman Barracks April 30.

  • SDDC deputy commander promoted to brigadier general

    May 9, 2008

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. Aca,!" Col. Brian R. Layer, deputy commander of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in a joint ceremony at Fort Eustis, Va., this morning.

  • Countering capability intercepts 100th rocket, mortar in Iraq

    May 9, 2008

    The Army passed a milestone in its continuing efforts to provide a capability to counter the indirect fire threat with the 100th successful intercept of a rocket or mortar round fired at high value Multi-National Corps-Iraq assets in late March.

  • Fort Bliss Spouses Celebrate

    May 9, 2008

    Men and women gathered to celebrate Spouse Appreciation Day May 9 at the Army Community Service center at Fort Bliss, Texas. Glenda Bromberg, wife to the Fort Bliss commander, said, Aca,!A"not only is it a great day to be a Soldier, well, it's great, everyday, to be a SoldierAca,!a,,cs wife.Aca,!A? Post command sergeant majorAca,!a,,cs wife Audrey Rodgers, assisted by Bromberg and ACS director Peggy Brown, cuts slices of cake to serve to celebrating spouses. Visit www.army.mil/spouse for more information on Military Spouse Day.

  • Army-wide effort gets Soldiers to Kosovo

    May 9, 2008

    Approximately 150 Soldiers of the 106th Aviation Regiment, Illinois National Guard, recently deployed to Kosovo as part of the United Nations mandated NATO led peacekeeping force.

  • USASAC leader honored by Women in Defense

    May 9, 2008

    Rick Alpaugh, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command deputy to the commanding general, spoke at the Tennessee Valley Chapter Women in Defense organization's Industry Luncheon at the Marriott hotel, Huntsville, Ala., April 30. Alpaugh also received and award from the Women in Defense Association and met the Huntsville Mayor Loretta Spencer.

  • Fort Jackson's best compete for DSoY

    May 9, 2008

    Four of Fort JacksonAca,!a,,cs top drill sergeants went head-to-head last week in a competition that culminated with a grueling urban orienteering course. The three-day Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition, held April 28-30, pitted representatives from each training brigade and the Drill Sergeant School.

  • Joint-service chaplain school ground broken; completion set for fall 2009

    May 9, 2008

    The U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School has had numerous homes before coming to Fort Jackson in 1996. And apparently it isnAca,!a,,ct going anywhere anytime soon as the DoD prepares to relocate Navy and Air Force chaplain schools right next to it. Religious and military leaders from all branches converged on Fort Jackson Tuesday to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center.

  • BOSS forum offers 46 participants training, fun

    May 9, 2008

    SCHWETZINGEN, Germany - The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program "is the collective voice of the single Soldier" which represents 49 percent of the Army.

  • Dragon Hill Lodge celebrates 18th anniversary

    May 8, 2008

    Dragon Hill Lodge celebrated its 18th anniversary May 3 with a block party featuring live bands and various activities.

  • Community Profile: USAG-Yongsan's Equal Employment Opportunity program manager

    May 8, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Wattanaporn Aca,!A"AnaAca,!A? Videtto is the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Equal Employment Opportunity program manager. She arrived in September to build a garrison program designed to provide an environment free of unlawful employment discrimination for all U.S. civilian employees.

  • Arriving organization brings world of opportunity

    May 8, 2008

    A senior executive with the Army Security Assistance Command said the organizationAca,!a,,cs move to Redstone Arsenal is an Aca,!A"opportunity to move our organization to the next step.Aca,!A?

  • Yongsan claims $750K ACOE prize

    May 8, 2008

    ARLINGTON, Va - Top Army officials honored the best Army communities in the world in a May 8 ceremony in the annual Army Communities of Excellence competition.

  • Teens get political as NATO 'ambassadors'

    May 8, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Nineteen high school students from Wuerzburg and Ansbach American High Schools joined local area students for a trip to Sambachshof near Bad Koenigshofen to take part in the 24th annual seminar sponsored by the Bavarian State Center for Political Education to promote North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) awareness.

  • Kaiserslautern Special Olympics hosts 800 athletes

    May 8, 2008

    ENKENBACH-ALSENBORN, Germany Aca,!" Dirk Grosskopf threw a softball for the first time May 6 at the Special Olympics Spring Games held at the German Police Academy here. Aca,!A"First time ever, and he (Dirk) picked it up really fast,Aca,!A? said Charles Heath, an Army and Air Force Exchange Service employee in Landstuhl, who was volunteering as GrosskopfAca,!a,,cs buddy Aca,!" an athleteAca,!a,,cs personal coach, cheerleader and friend for the day. Pitching under his leg, the 13-year-old athlete from the Christoph-Graupner-Schule in Darmstadt said to his buddy, who translated, Aca,!A"I like this game very much.Aca,!A? Special Olympics is an international program of athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. ItAca,!a,,cs been held in the Kaiserslautern military community in early May for 25 years courtesy of the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern. For the past nine years, the event has been held and co-hosted by the German Police Academy.

  • USAG-Yongsan, Immigration officials reaffirm commitment to providing SOFA, Visa stamp services

    May 8, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Garrison leaders and Korean immigration officials reaffirmed their commitment May 6 to continue providing Status of Forces Agreement and A-3 Visa stamp services to the Yongsan community through a satellite office on Yongsan Garrison.

  • Yongsan to test NEO procedures during semi-annual exercise

    May 7, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The garrison will test its ability to move families and other noncombatants out of Korea during an exercise here May 15-18.

  • Inspection Shows Fort Sam Barracks Safe, Healthy For Soldiers

    May 7, 2008

    A recent 100-percent barracks inspection by post leaders revealed a need for minor repairs, but a lack of any major issues that would compromise the safety or health of Soldiers, the garrison commander announced at a press conference May 2.

  • Employees create test aid to save time, money

    May 7, 2008

    Two Tobyhanna Army Depot employeesAca,!a,,c suggestion will save the depot over $78,000 per year.

  • ARNORTH Conducts Disaster Response Exercise

    May 6, 2008

    U.S. Army North kicked off National Level Exercise 02-08 in the Seattle, Wash., area on May 1st to test their response to a simulated chemical attack in the area. The exercise is testing ARNORTH's communications capabilities with local, state and other federal agencies, as well as their ability to bring together responders to a mass casualty situation.

  • Virtual paint helps workers improve technique

    May 6, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. Aca,!" A new depot painter training program promises to save money and time, improve quality and reduce waste.

  • Sesame Street DVD

    May 6, 2008

    Sesame Street has produced a Talk, Listen, Connect DVD that helps kids deal with parents deploying and injuries at work.

  • McKiernan Departing U.S. Army Europe for Afghanistan

    May 6, 2008

    Calling his final formation with U.S. Army Europe Soldiers one of the proudest moments of his 36-year military career, Gen. David D. McKiernan, USAREUR and 7th Army commanding general, said farewell to the command in a ceremony on Campbell Barracks May 2.

  • Soldiers' night vision repaired

    May 6, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. Aca,!" Technicians here supporting a new repair program have rapidly repaired thousands of night vision systems stateside and overseas.

  • 18th MEDCOM takes Yongsan intramural volleyball women's crown

    May 6, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" MEDCOM defeated Seoul American High School 2-1 (25-27, 25-20, 15-12) to claim the womenAca,!a,,cs championship title in the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Intramural Volleyball Tournament at Collier Field House April 29.

  • Yongsan Junior Girl Scouts do good deed for expectant mothers

    May 6, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic Korea Aca,!" Four Girl Scouts from Junior Troop 22 presented decorated blankets and burp cloths to expectant mothers at the Family Care Center May 2.

  • Garrison Workers Sharpen Communication Skills

    May 5, 2008

    This was a time to relax, to savor the completion of 20 weeks of training in management communications. Thirty-two members of the Garrison received graduation certificates April 22 for finishing 20 weeks of instruction in the Model-Netics management program. They were evenly split among the 10th and 11th classes since 2006.

  • Puget Sound Community Signs Covenant with Fort Lewis

    May 5, 2008

    Puget Sound community leaders joined Fort Lewis officials May 2 to sign the Army Community Covenant, a formal recognition of the relationship between Soldiers, their families and the communities surrounding post. Representatives from local cities, schools, commerce and civic organizations joined Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., commanding general of I Corps and Fort Lewis, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe, command sergeant major of I Corps and Fort Lewis, and Jack Creighton, Washington State Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army at Clover Park Technical College to sign the covenant and pledge support for Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Soldiers and families.

  • Chaplains and ethics teachers stress character development in Army mission

    May 5, 2008

    Military chaplains and ethics teachers came together for the Training and Doctrine Command Chaplain Service School Instructor Development Training from April 28 to May 2 at Fort Monroe, Va., to discuss how morals and ethics of each Soldier reflect upon the whole Army.

  • Mental Health Counseling / Dealing With Loss

    May 5, 2008

    Mental health counseling will not count against servicemembers applying for security clearances. Soldiers Magazine focuses on helping Family members deal with loss.

  • Commander's Corner: USAG-Yongsan claims ACOE prize

    May 4, 2008

    If all goes according to plan, Thursday, May 8, I will have stood with the U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. Richard A. Cody, in the Pentagon to receive a trophy and commemorative flag to signify that U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan is a 2008 Army Communities of Excellence winner.

  • Army Reserves celebrate 100 years

    May 3, 2008

    The Army Reserve celebrated its 100th birthday at Camp Victory with a cake-cutting ceremony and a 5k race. The ceremony, held Wednesday at the Oasis Dining Facility, highlighted the contributions of the Army Reserve.

  • 405th AFSB welcomes CSM Ismael Rodriguez

    May 2, 2008

    SECKENHEIM, GermanyAca,!"The 405th Army Field Support Brigade welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Ismael Rodriguez to its staff April 28. Rodriguez is a native of the Bronx, N.Y., was raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and entered the U.S. Army in February 1984.

  • PEO family members store memories for future

    May 2, 2008

    The youngest family member of the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space just did not want her picture taken. Three-year-old Ainsley McLeod kept her head buried on the shoulder of her father, executive officer Maj. Scott McLeod.

  • Tightening the belt pays off, office avoids spending $2 million

    May 2, 2008

    The Army and the Program Executive Office for Aviation have joined the ranks of those using Lean Six Sigma as their business transformation enabler. Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office completed a new employee in-processing improvement initiative. The UAS team was experiencing significant delays, lack of clear procedures and unnecessary stress.

  • Fort Rucker observes 25th Anniversary of Army Aviation Branch

    May 2, 2008

    Fort Rucker celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Aviation Branch.

  • Warriors In Transition Receive Purple Hearts At BAMC

    May 2, 2008

    Family, friends and Brooke Army Medical Center medical staff gathered for a Purple Heart Ceremony April 22 at the BAMC fourth floor auditorium to honor nine Warriors who were injured in Iraq.

  • Reducing the Stigma of Mental Health Assistance

    May 1, 2008

    Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced a positive step in the continuing effort to reduce the stigma often associated with seeking professional mental health assistance. The Army requested and the Secretary of Defense won approval for revision of Question 21 on the National Security Positions Questionnaire (Standard Form 86).

  • New Pharmacy Opens To Support Warriors, Families

    May 1, 2008

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the Warrior Pharmacy April 14 at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • 440th Soldiers Ready To Give Gift Of Life Overseas

    May 1, 2008

    Eleven Soldiers assigned to the 440th Blood Support Detachment are preparing to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Women's Team Makes Historical Jump On Lake

    May 1, 2008

    The U.S. Army parachute team, the Golden Knights, made history April 18 during opening ceremonies of the third annual Warriors on the Water bass tournament.

  • Fort Bragg Conditions Improved

    May 1, 2008

    Army corrects poor conditions in barracks at Fort Bragg, NC.

  • Anniston's Payne named IMCOM-SE Region's top civilian firefighter

    May 1, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"A depot employee was named by the Installation Management Command as one of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top civilian firefighters of the year for 2007.

  • Soldiers receive annual training at Anniston

    May 1, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"A maintenance company from the North Dakota Army National Guard became more familiar with depot production processes after it completed its annual training here yesterday.

  • Campaign creates awareness of healthy life choices

    May 1, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Helping people make healthy life choices is not just a job for Sun Gaskey; it's her passion. And she's taking her message to the community by stepping up awareness of health promotion topics to help people make healthy life choices.

  • Von Braun Complex project aiming for completion

    Apr 30, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Lt. Gen. Henry Aca,!A"TreyAca,!A? Obering Jr., director of the Missile Defense Agency, welcomed VIPs to the Von Braun III groundbreaking ceremony on the sunny and blustery morning of April 25. The ceremony was a major milestone and the beginning of a critical step of expanding effectiveness of MDAAca,!a,,cs mission, Obering said.

  • Problems Corrected at Fort Bragg Dorms

    Apr 30, 2008

    The poor conditions in a barracks at Fort Bragg, N.C. have largely been corrected, said an Army general responsible for maintaining such facilities.

  • Army Wounded Warrior Program Honors Four Years of Service

    Apr 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program is proud to announce that April 30, 2008 marks four years of committed service to severely wounded, injured, and ill Soldiers and their Families.

  • IMCOM officials tour K-16 Air Base, Yongsan

    Apr 29, 2008

    K-16 AIR BASE, Republic of Korea - Installation Management Command officials toured facilities here April 29.

  • El Paso Army reservists commemorate century of service

    Apr 29, 2008

    El Paso veterans join Army reservists from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, to celebrate the Reserve's 100th birthday April 23, 2008.

  • Apache pilots interact with Killeen residents

    Apr 29, 2008

    Static display at the Killeen Community Center in Killeen, Texas, April 26 for the Killeen Festival.

  • National Guard Members Join 'Rebuilding Day' Projects

    Apr 29, 2008

    At least 60 Airmen, Soldiers and Civilians with the Air and Army National Guard brought Christmas early to a disabled Maryland resident April 26 by repairing her home on "National Rebuilding Day."

  • Coalition Forces Help Iraqi Police Hone Skills

    Apr 29, 2008

    A team of motivated and well trained Iraqi Policemen honed their skills and gained more in-depth training from a small group of Soldiers, April 23 at Forward Operating Base Iskan.

  • Kaiserslautern Takes Care of its 'Heart'

    Apr 29, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Aca,!A"The Heart of the CommunityAca,!A? were honored here April 24 during U.S. Army Garrison KaiserslauternAca,!a,,cs volunteer recognition ceremony.

  • Seoul Middle School teen named Korea's Youth of Year

    Apr 29, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON Aca,!" Brian McNett is the Korea Army BoysAca,!a,,c and GirlsAca,!a,,c Clubs of America Youth of the Year for 2008. He now goes on to compete for the Asia-Pacific Army Youth of the Year.

  • First unmanned pedestrian gate arrives at Yongsan

    Apr 29, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The first of seven automated pedestrian entry gates at Yongsan arrived April 25.

  • IMCOM Commander: Covenant Building Stronger Communities

    Apr 29, 2008

    LIVORNO, Italy Aca,!" The officer responsible for providing effective garrison support of Army mission activities worldwide Aca,!" as well as overall support services Aca,!" visited here April 29, seeing how Camp Darby is keeping its pledge to support Army Families.

  • Newest citizens take oath in Stuttgart

    Apr 29, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" Twelve Soldiers from nine countries took the oath of allegiance and became citizens of the United States during a naturalization ceremony at the StuttgartAca,!a,,cs Patch Community Club earlier this month.

  • Airborne Soldier Awarded Bronze Star for Valor

    Apr 29, 2008

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan Aca,!" A Bronze Star with Aca,!A"VAca,!A? device for valor was awarded to Army Sgt. Ryan P. Inabnet, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 1-91 Cavalry Squadron, at Fire Base Naray, Kunar province, April 24.

  • Education Compact

    Apr 28, 2008

    Kansas and Kentucky become the first states to sign an education compact that will make for smoother school transfers for military children.

  • "Flying Iguanas" jump in Honduras

    Apr 28, 2008

    Drivers on the highway near Tegucigalpa were treated to an unusual sight April 24 as 138 paratroopers from 17 countries descended from clear blue skies to the ground at Tamara Drop Zone, the home of the Honduran airborne school.

  • ATXtra - Gen. George Casey Interview

    Apr 28, 2008

    Gail McCabe talks to Chief of Staff, Gen. George Casey Jr., about the return to 12-month deployments. Tune in for more.

  • TACOM LCMC welcomes new commander

    Apr 28, 2008

    WARREN, Mich. -- In a formal ceremony held April 22 at the Detroit Arsenal, the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command welcomed Brig. Gen. Scott G. West as commander.

  • Schweinfurt 'Black Lions' earn Silver Stars

    Apr 28, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Staff Sgt. Octavio Nunez will tell you that he didnAca,!a,,ct do Aca,!A"anything special.Aca,!A? Spc. Jarrod Taylor will insist others deserve the recognition. The crowd gathered at the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry memorials on Ledward Barracks April 22 Aca,!" and the Silver Star medals pinned to both SoldiersAca,!a,,c chests Aca,!" tell another story.

  • New barracks opens for post pets

    Apr 25, 2008

    Dogs and cats have a new place to call their own on Fort Lewis: The Pet Brigade Dog and Cat Barracks. The new facility opened its doors last week to the post community and took in its first four-legged clients. The barracks, Building 04907 on Pendleton Drive, North Fort; offers services like doggie day care, boarding, grooming and, in the future, training.

  • Training prepares scouts for war

    Apr 25, 2008

    While most people go out of their way to avoid situations that produce the primal fears that humans share, cavalry Soldiers faced their fears of heights, water, darkness and face-to-face combat last week Aca,!" all in a single day. Trainers named the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry RegimentAca,!a,,cs challenging event Aca,!A"Cav Stakes,Aca,!A? four days of intensive training evaluations of individual and team tasks, culminating April 17 in a day of confidence building at Lake Sequalitchew on North Fort Lewis.

  • 12-Month Tours

    Apr 25, 2008

    Starting August 1, the Army will return to 12-month tours from the current 15-month schedule. Gen. George Casey says better times are ahead.

  • KATUSA, U.S. Soldiers strengthen alliance during 32nd Friendship Week

    Apr 25, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The 32nd annual KATUSA-U.S. Soldier Friendship Week brought U.S. and Korean Soldiers together in spirited competition and cultural exchanges April 21-25.

  • Dragon Hill Lodge throws big party to celebrate 18th anniversary

    Apr 24, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Dragon Hill Lodge celebrates its 18th anniversary May 2-3 with a block party, cake cutting ceremony, games and activities, and a chance to win $10,000.

  • MILCON Special

    Apr 24, 2008

    It's the largest military building boom since 1942 and it directly impacts the Army Family. Reporters across the globe tell this U.S. Army Corps of Engineers story.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Caffie

    Apr 24, 2008

    Command Sgt. Maj. Caffie, Army Reserve CSM, discusses the changes in expectations for Army Reserve Soldiers.

  • ARDEC Presented Baldrige Award for Innovation and Performance Excellence

    Apr 24, 2008

    The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center was presented the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award April 23. The award is the nationAca,!a,,cs highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence.

  • Army Reserve Centennial

    Apr 24, 2008

    Army Reserve celebrates centennial by re-enlisting 100 Reserve Soldiers at the Capitol in Washington DC.

  • Picatinny's ARDEC Receives Baldrige Award for Innovation

    Apr 24, 2008

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., officially became the first Department of Defense organization to be awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Wednesday.

  • Surprise Reunion at Reserve Anniversary Validates Career

    Apr 24, 2008

    On the 100th anniversary of the Army Reserve, a re-enlistment ceremony at the Capitol turned into a surprise reunion for a Soldier and the man she credits with changing her life a decade ago.

  • 350th Human Resources Command Deploys

    Apr 24, 2008

    As Family members, friends and employers gathered at Army Community Service April 19 to bid farewell to Soldiers assigned to the 350th Human Resources Command, they enjoyed a surprise visit by the 82nd Airborne Division Aca,!A"All-American ChorusAca,!A? from Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Future Looks Bright for Non-Line of Sight

    Apr 24, 2008

    The Non-Line of Sight Launch System has completed the first of multiple summer tests at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., meeting all mission requirements and proving NLOS-LS is a weapon of choice for the Army of tomorrow. The Future Combat System Technical Field Test, conducted in February and March, was the initiation of a summer of demanding developmental and operational tests for the Future Combat System command and control network, as well as a host of FCS related programs, to include Redstone ArsenalAca,!a,,cs NLOS-LS. The efforts of the project office paid off, as NLOS-LS reaped praise from users and evaluators alike during the test.

  • Event to Test Arsenal's Response to Terrorism

    Apr 24, 2008

    The official word is out: Redstone Arsenal employees are asked to prepare for a large-scale weapons of mass destruction simulation event May 7-8 that will test responses among the ArsenalAca,!a,,cs emergency personnel as well as its organizations and tenants. Thanks to more thorough security measures and heightened public awareness, chances are an incident similar to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, will not occur on Redstone Arsenal. But, as an installation regarded as a prime target for terrorists, Arsenal emergency personnel are continually training and preparing to respond to a wide range of large-scale weapons of mass destruction situations.

  • Redstone Pays Tribute to 'Unique Citizen Soldier'

    Apr 24, 2008

    At age 48, AMCOM worker John Moore is taking a leap into the dangerous unknown of a foreign country during wartime. The longtime Resource Management employee has volunteered to deploy to Bagram, Afghanistan for six months, where he will be an Army Materiel Command deployed civilian working for Personnel in support of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade. Once he made that call to volunteer, MooreAca,!a,,cs life has become a whirlwind of administrative paperwork, personal arrangements to make sure things are cared for at home and preparations to leave his job temporarily vacant.

  • Darmstadt Celebrates Earth Day

    Apr 24, 2008

    DARMSTADT, Germany Aca,!" Even though the Army installation here nears a closure brought about by transformation, the Darmstadt Community paused together April 22 to leave something new and lasting.

  • Civilians Answering Deployment Call

    Apr 24, 2008

    At age 48, AMCOM worker John Moore is taking a leap into the dangerous unknown of a foreign country during wartime. The longtime Resource Management employee has volunteered to deploy to Bagram, Afghanistan for six months, where he will be an Army Materiel Command deployed civilian working for Personnel in support of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Petraeus-Odierno Team Nominated to Lead CENTCOM, Iraq

    Apr 24, 2008

    The White House will nominate Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, currently commander of Multinational Force Iraq, to be the next U.S. Central Command commander, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced Wednesday.

  • 100th Anniversary of the United States Army Reserve

    Apr 24, 2008

    Today, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Army Reserve. Authorized by Congress on April 23, 1908, the Army Reserve is a critical component of the total Army. Initially comprised of just 160 medical officers, it has grown to 195,000 strong. At its inception, the Army Reserve - our Warrior Citizens - brought civilian expertise into military service. After demonstrating their importance in World War I, the Army Reserve evolved into an essential component of the Nation's landpower - a role it still serves today.

  • Hanau Bids Farewell to U.S. Army

    Apr 24, 2008

    HANAU, Germany Aca,!" Emotions flowed during a ceremony marking the end of six decades of an American presence in this community.

  • Army Materiel Command senior chaplain visits Kuwait

    Apr 24, 2008

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait Ac"a,! The visit had the usual, formal purposes - assess religious support, meet fellow chaplains, gauge morale and spiritual readiness.

  • Yongsan continues upgrades to family housing, barracks

    Apr 23, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Nearly 200 homes and 20 barracks have been renovated under a continuing garrison-wide program to upgrade housing facilities.

  • Honest communication preserves Army Families throughout deployment

    Apr 23, 2008

    Fort Rucker community supports Families during deployment

  • 'Vigilant Guard' Testing First-Responder Capabilities

    Apr 23, 2008

    In the wake of a devastating earthquake and simulated flooding, a portion of the 122nd Engineer Battalion swung into action Monday during the Vigilant Guard 2008 Exercise.

  • Future Officers Hear from Retired Vice Admiral

    Apr 23, 2008

    ROTC cadet 2nd Lt. Theodore Allen of Alabama A&M University had quite a lunch April 9 at the Officers and Civilians Club. He was among the guests at the Military Officers Association of AmericaAca,!a,,cs program honoring ROTC and Junior ROTC cadets. He even got to cut the ceremonial cake with retired Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, the MOAA president and keynote speaker, and Garrison commander Col. John Olshefski.

  • Cooper Arrives at Garrison from Iraq

    Apr 23, 2008

    Remembering names hasnAca,!a,,ct been a problem for Command Sgt. Major Rickey Cooper during his 27 years in the Army. After all, name recall has always been a matter of looking at the name tag on a SoldierAca,!a,,cs uniform. But thatAca,!a,,cs changed for Cooper now that heAca,!a,,cs the new command sergeant major at the Garrison.

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