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  • 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.

  • Commandants gather, discuss what's necessary for NCOES transformation

    Apr 22, 2008

    More than 150 commandants and senior NCOs from NCO academies throughout the Army gathered for the 2008 Commandants Workshop held in the Centennial Club, April 15-17 at Fort Bliss, Texas, to share their professional opinions and discuss ways to make the far-from-simple NCOES transformation as successful and beneficial as possible. The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy hosts the workshop annually as both a training seminar and a forum for sharing and brainstorming NCOES and NCO academy topics.

  • Chief of Staff Recognizes Army's Best Rangers for 2008

    Apr 22, 2008

    A team representing the 75th Ranger Regiment won the 2008 Best Ranger Competition which ended Sunday at Fort Benning after 60 hours of competition.

  • 2008 Earth Day Message

    Apr 22, 2008

    Earth Day, April 22, is an opportunity for the United States Army to reassert our belief that a strong, healthy environment is important for protecting our future. And just as the Army is working to restore balance to the force, we must also ensure that environment maintains its balance.

  • Army Reserve Marks First 100 Years

    Apr 22, 2008

    The U.S. Army Reserve marks its first century of service to the nation Wednesday and its Soldiers have served wherever America has sent its Army since April 23, 1908.

  • Community Covenant Signing

    Apr 22, 2008

    Soldiers and Families at Fort Benning, GA, receive a strong show of support during the inaugural signing of the Army Community Covenant. Gail McCabe has more.

  • Pesticide treatment to begin on trees, bushes

    Apr 21, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Directorate of Public Works will start treating trees and bushes with pesticides to reduce damage from insects and bugs.

  • Lyndon B. Johnson students visit Ironhorse Brigade

    Apr 21, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Graduate students from The University of TexasAca,!a,,c Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs took a field trip to visit the 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division on Fort Hood, Texas, April 8.

  • Army Earth Day 2008 Promo

    Apr 21, 2008

    The Army celebrates Earth Day April 22.

  • Fort Hood a LEEDer in Environmental Stewardship

    Apr 21, 2008

    As the Army transitions to the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for military construction, Fort Hood plans to be the first Army installation to build and certify a LEED Silver-level building under the statutory limit of $750,000 following the release of the Army requirements. Secretary of the Army Environmental Award winner.

  • Gen. Casey/Dwell Time

    Apr 21, 2008

    The Army plans to give its soldiers two years dwell time between one year deployments by the end of 2011.

  • Sec. Geren at Bloggers' Roundtable

    Apr 21, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren at the Bloggers' Roundtable, March 26, 2008.

  • Soldiers Can Earn Master's Degree In Social Work

    Apr 21, 2008

    Starting in June, Soldiers will have the opportunity to earn their masterAca,!a,,cs degree in social work from an accredited university while still carrying out their active-duty military commitment.

  • Sustaining the Future - Community Pt. 2

    Apr 21, 2008

    The Army's strategy for the environment links three key elements of a long-range vision for sustaining the mission and securing the future. Today, we look at community.

  • 16 Student Teams Win in eCYBERMISSION Regional Competition

    Apr 18, 2008

    Sixteen student teams from throughout the United States are first place regional winners in the 2007-2008 eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • April 2008 - Remarks at the 25th Anniversary of the Best Ranger Competition

    Apr 18, 2008

    On the occasion of this 25th Anniversary of the Best Ranger Competition, let me congratulate all the participants and thank those who make this event possible.

  • 'Best Rangers' wrap up 2008 competition

    Apr 18, 2008

    Staff Sgts. Michael Broussard and Shayne Cherry of the 75th Ranger Regiment crossed the finish line Sunday in first place after a grueling weekend to win the 25th Best Ranger Competition.

  • TRADOC In-Depth with Lawrence Pope

    Apr 18, 2008

    Mr. Pope talks to the TRADOC News Service about his participation in Unified Quest 2008. UQ is the Army Chief of Staff's war game that is analyzing how the Army will operate in the era of persistent conflict.

  • AMC CSM visits 841st Transportation Battalion

    Apr 18, 2008

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger, U.S. Army Materiel Command, visits the Surface Deployment Distribution Command, 841st Transportation Battalion, Charleston, S.C., March 28.

  • Sustaining the Future - Community

    Apr 18, 2008

    The Army's strategy for the environment links three key elements of a long-range vision for sustaining the mission and securing the future. Today, we look at community.

  • ANAD mechanics certified by transmission maker

    Apr 18, 2008

    INDIANAPOLISAca,!"Allison Transmission is just a stone's throw away from a famous motor speedway known as Aca,!A"The Brickyard.Aca,!A? And Anniston Army Depot is located only 10 miles from the Talladega Superspeedway, NASCARAca,!a,,cs most competitive track.

  • LEAD and Joint Project Manager - Biological Defense sign agreement

    Apr 18, 2008

    LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Col. Steven Shapiro, Letterkenny Army Depot commander, and Air Force Col. Daniel Berry, Joint Project Manager - Biological Defense, signed a memorandum of agreement April 14 during a ceremony in building 350.

  • Language program gets high marks

    Apr 18, 2008

    The next Stryker brigade scheduled to deploy from Fort Lewis is disproving the adage about too many cooks spoiling the broth. The more Aca,!A"chefsAca,!A? contributing ideas to classes for teaching Soldiers language and culture, the better it gets. The program has been so successful, in fact, that Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Language Enabled Soldier concept as executed by 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division has been briefed to the ArmyAca,!a,,cs senior intelligence officer and its methods shared with the Defense Language Institute.

  • Three Firms to Vie for LOGCAP Services in Theater

    Apr 18, 2008

    Logistics-support services in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan will now be split among three companies: DynCorp, KBR and Fluor Intercontinental Inc.

  • Governors See National Guard Progress in Kosovo

    Apr 18, 2008

    The governors of Iowa and Minnesota, whose National Guard troops are deployed in Kosovo, toured the Delaware-sized new nation April 11-13, joined by Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, and other senior military officials.

  • Regenerative Medicine Seen as Means to Help Wounded Warriors

    Apr 18, 2008

    The Defense Department launched a five-year, Army-led cooperative effort to leverage cutting-edge medical technology to develop new ways to assist servicemembers whoAca,!a,,cve suffered severe, disfiguring wounds during their wartime service.

  • Artillery unit goes air assault

    Apr 17, 2008

    Technology combined with old-fashioned infantry tasks last week for an intense, realistic day of training for a Fort Lewis artillery unit. Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment staged an air-assault raid April 11, banking in, landing and dashing from CH-47 Chinook helicopters to nearby buildings in Regenburg mock village to nab a high-value target. The precision strike made use of the Land Warrior System, an 11-pound equipment array worn by Soldiers, integrating radios, computers, optics and Global Positioning Systems to give them heightened situational awareness on the battlefield.

  • Benning Signs First Covenant with Local Communities

    Apr 17, 2008

    The Army formally signed its first community covenant Thursday between Fort Benning and the towns of Columbus, Ga., and Phenix City, Ala., launching a mutual commitment of support by the Army and the local communities to Soldiers and Families.

  • Exceptional Civilian Service

    Apr 17, 2008

    Six U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Employees were awarded the highest honor available to Army Civilians, the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, by Secretary of the Army, Pete Geren.

  • Soldiers Go To Sea

    Apr 17, 2008

    During a four-day exercise off the coast of Hawaii in mid-April, Soldiers conducted battle-station drills, abandon-ship drill, seaborne live-fire training, helicopter drills with the Coast Guard and medical evacuation exercises. The Soldiers are from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Fort Sill offers prenatal exercise class

    Apr 17, 2008

    Fort Sill's Rinehart Fitness Center offers prenatal fitness classes to women.

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