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  • Veterinary Corps Honors Five with Awards

    Nov 21, 2008

    The Army Veterinary Corps recently recognized five outstanding officers and noncommissioned officers with annual awards.

  • Infantry force will get precision munition

    Nov 20, 2008

    The Infantry Brigade Combat Team is about to get more lethal. With the ArmyAca,!a,,cs decision in June to transition Future Combat Systems technologies to the light infantry force, the Non-Line of Sight-Launch System is slated to join the IBCTAca,!a,,cs portfolio of weapon systems in 2011.

  • Great American Smokeout: employees learn to kick butts

    Nov 20, 2008

    Nov. 20 was the American Cancer SocietyAca,!a,,cs 33rd Great American Smokeout, and many people will be attempting to quit smoking and overcome their nicotine addiction. While many may not be able to completely kick the habit, members of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem community will have additional help with a pair of battle buddies at the Community Wellness Center on Fort McPherson.

  • New centers helping families of wounded warriors

    Nov 20, 2008

    A key component of caring for wounded warriors is taking care of their families. That's why Soldier Family Assistance Centers now thrive at 34 Army installations across the globe.

  • High-adrenaline program reduces risky behavior for redeploying Soldiers

    Nov 20, 2008

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" A free adventure program designed to help redeploying Soldiers deal with post-combat stress will hit the slopes soon.

  • Helicopter battalion to relocate from Korea to U.S.

    Nov 17, 2008

    The 1-2 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion in Korea will relocate to Fort Carson, Colo., in March and then train for deployment to Iraq in the fall of 2009, Army officials announced Monday morning.

  • New EW career field to 'blind enemy' with science

    Nov 17, 2008

    By 2010 the Army expects to have more than 1,500 Soldiers trained in the art of "blinding and deafening" America's enemies by wielding the radio spectrum as a weapon.

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 17, 2008

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody took the reins as the 17th commander of Army Materiel Command Nov. 14 at Fort Belvoir, Va. Before assuming command, Dunwoody had been promoted at the Pentagon becoming the first female four-star flag officer in U.S. history.

  • Army spouse, veteran wins Rising Star

    Nov 17, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Army spouse and veteran Joyce Dodson won the 2008 Operation Rising Star military singing contest Friday and will now have the chance to go to Los Angeles to record a demo CD.

  • Army astronaut blasts off on latest shuttle mission

    Nov 17, 2008

    Army astronaut Lt. Col. Shane Kimbrough is a crew member on the space shuttle mission launched Friday, bound for the International Space Station.

  • Website provides centralized resource links for wounded warriors

    Nov 17, 2008

    The National Resource Directory, an online resource center for wounded, ill, and injured servicemembers, their families, veterans, and those who care about them, was launched Monday at Naval Medical Center in San Diego.

  • A Show of Strength

    Nov 17, 2008

    Indian Chief teaches Army audience the word "strong" in his native language

  • DoDDS teachers get an inside look at combat, redeployment

    Nov 17, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" When Soldier-parents deploy to serve in harmAca,!a,,cs way, they leave knowing their children will be comforted by Department of Defense Dependents Schools teachers and administrators.

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 14, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- In this world it is hard enough to make history once, but Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody has done it twice in one day.

  • Healing environment for Wounded Warriors

    Nov 14, 2008

    If youAca,!a,,cre a wounded Soldier, Redstone Arsenal is a great place to mend. Far from the battlefield and away from large units of Soldiers preparing for deployment, Redstone has established itself Aca,!" through its Fox Army Health Center Warrior Transition Unit and Community Based Warrior Transition Unit Aca,!" as an ideal healing environment for Soldiers with physical and psychological injuries or illnesses. Aca,!A"Their job when they get here is to get better,Aca,!A? said Dr. (Maj.) Mike Madkins, who oversees the medical care for the Fox WTU Soldiers. Aca,!A"We ask them a lot of questions about things that could impact their healing. Hopefully, we will create an environment for them where they will heal and focus on their mission to return to their unit. Everything weAca,!a,,cre doing is focused toward their healing.Aca,!A?

  • Aircraft survivability equipment saving lives in war

    Nov 14, 2008

    Army aviation is predicated on close air support, short-range transportation, surveillance and search and rescue. The term Aca,!A"defenseAca,!A? plays little part in aviation doctrine with the exception of defending ground forces. However, itAca,!a,,cs the defensive systems located within fixed and rotary winged aircraft that allow its crews to accomplish their primary mission while operating in a combat zone. In boxing even the most explosive puncher has to be leery of a cunning fighter who can attack with just the right amount of finesse to render them unconscious. This is the same theory behind the threats that Army aviators are faced with in the ongoing Global War on Terror. With Man Portable Air Defense Systems serving as a prime threat to U.S. aircraft, it is vital that the aviation community is provided with technology that will keep them one-step ahead of a cunning enemy.

  • Dail urges logisticians to 'keep troops foremost in your minds'

    Nov 14, 2008

    The outgoing director of the Defense Logistics Agency here urged military logisticians to always keep the troops foremost in their minds.

  • Staying Power: Wounded Soldier advocate finds his calling

    Nov 12, 2008

    MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" Doug Miller never really knew what he wanted to do when he grew up Aca,!" that was, until after he retired this year. The 65-year-old combat veteran and former technology businessman finally found his calling, he said, taking care of Army wounded warriors.

  • U.S. Forces Korea honors veterans

    Nov 11, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" About 100 U.S. and Korean dignitaries and community members gathered to honor veterans at the 8th U.S. Army War Memorial Nov. 11. U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Walter Sharp addressed the group before joining Veteran's of Foreign Wars and Korean officials in laying wreathes and flowers.

  • 2008 Veterans Day Senior Leader Letter

    Nov 10, 2008

    The 2008 Veterans Day Letter signed by the Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, and the Secretary of the Army.

  • Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon program helping Soldiers, families during deployment cycle

    Nov 7, 2008

    From Hawaii to New York, Soldiers and civilians representing nearly every major Army Reserve command traveled to the midlands of South Carolina to discuss, dissect and develop a reintegration process for the ReserveAca,!a,,cs most valuable asset Aca,!" the American Soldier. More than 100 Department of Army and Army Reserve personnel gathered at the 81st Regional Support CommandAca,!a,,cs new headquarters here for an inaugural two-day Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program workshop.

  • ASC builds training event to polish warrior skills

    Nov 7, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Aca,!" More than 35 Army Reserve Soldiers were evaluated during a two-day Situational Training Exercise on Rock Island Arsenal Nov. 1 and 2. Soldiers from the U.S. Army Sustainment CommandAca,!a,,cs Multi-Functional Support Command were challenged in the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully accomplish their wartime mission.

  • Family life changes when Soldiers deploy

    Nov 7, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" The upcoming deployment of the 172nd Infantry Brigade will affect not only Soldiers but also spouses and children, many of whom will ask themselves whether they should return stateside for a long visit or stay overseas.

  • Deal or no deal: Soldiers learn to handle variables of modern battlefield

    Nov 6, 2008

    Shots rang out from the tops of towers and inside buildings as the five Stryker vehicles of 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment entered the raw sewage water treatment plant near Solo Point. Intel received during the early morning hours alerted a platoon to a chemist poisoning a townAca,!a,,cs water supply, and so the SoldiersAca,!a,,c situational training exercise, dubbed Aca,!A"Operation Tomahawk Shock,Aca,!A? had begun.

  • 'Quiet Professionals' continue key role in terror war

    Nov 4, 2008

    TheyAca,!a,,cre called Aca,!A"the quiet professionalsAca,!A? Aca,!" the elite force that navigated the Afghan mountains on horseback in the opening days of the terror war, and which Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates expects to remain in Iraq and Afghanistan long after conventional forces draw down.

  • Army Parachute Team graduates first wounded warrior and largest female class

    Oct 31, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The U.S. Army Parachute Team graduated 12 Soldiers including five females and the team's first wounded warrior.

  • AKO recognized by DOD as information delivery standard

    Oct 31, 2008

    Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online, having just achieved itAca,!a,,cs one billionth user log on at the end of September, received a third place award for improving information delivery and saving the Department of Defense millions of dollars by providing a portal that will become the standard for all DoD agencies.

  • Army Materiel Command supports warriors in transition with Lean Six Sigma

    Oct 31, 2008

    Soldiers and civilians from the Warrior Transition Brigade on Fort Hood, Texas, participated in a Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt course sponsored by Army Materiel Command Sept. 8-12. The Warrior Transition BrigadeAca,!a,,cs sole mission is to heal Soldiers returning from war and help them successfully return to duty or transition to civilian life. Its role in healing and caring for Soldiers and their families is crucial to the success of both the Soldier who has served so valiantly and the Army as a whole.

  • USASOC honors clandestine SF unit from Vietnam War

    Oct 31, 2008

    One of the most decorated units in Special Forces history was honored by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command in a ceremony here, Oct. 24. Project Delta, Detachment B-52, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), the most decorated single unit in the Vietnam War, had a memorial stone dedicated in their honor and placed in the Memorial Plaza at the USASOC headquarters.

  • Army veteran puts long-drive energy into FMWR youth sports programs

    Oct 31, 2008

    The second-placer finisher in the 2008 Military Long Drive Championship wishes more kids would get involved with the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command's Child, Youth and School Services Sports and Fitness programs.

  • Butterflies lead to new live-fire capability

    Oct 31, 2008

    Thank black, white and orange TaylorAca,!a,,cs checkerspot butterflies with their 2-inch wingspans for a new, realistic Fort Lewis training venue. Likewise thank the Euphydryas editha taylori, as theyAca,!a,,cre also known, for helping Stryker companies to fulfill the I Corps commanding generalAca,!a,,cs first priority Aca,!" to train units to fight and win.

  • Tragedy inspires WTU Soldier, wife to serve

    Oct 31, 2008

    For most people, Aca,!A"making good out of badAca,!A? is easier said than done. One Fort Jackson family that was struck hard by fate epitomizes the idea and hopes to inspire others with their story.

  • Medic 'a true hero' on battlefield

    Oct 30, 2008

    A former 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division commander returned to Fort Lewis Oct. 23 to pin the nationAca,!a,,cs second-highest award for valor on the chest of one of the brigadeAca,!a,,cs medics. Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli presented the Distinguished Service Cross to Staff Sgt. Christopher B. Waiters, only the 17th awarded since the Vietnam War.

  • Innovative unit training

    Oct 30, 2008

    Four Stryker vehicles of Bravo CompanyAca,!a,,c, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry regiment's 3rd Platoon hit their initial phase line in the late afternoon of Oct. 24, the fourth day of live-fire training on Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Range 75.

  • ASC hologram turns heads at Army symposium

    Oct 30, 2008

    ASCAca,!a,,cs booth utilized cutting edge technology implemented by PeopleVision, a contractor out of New Jersey. The display depicted ASCAca,!a,,cs missions and transformed them into a Soldier hologram similar to the ones seen in science fiction movies. Staff Sgt. Ready and Col. Ready presented two-minute briefings on ASC to everyone passing by the booth.

  • Civilians deploy

    Oct 30, 2008

    700 U.S. Army Corps Engineers civilians are deployed, and behind every one is a story, a family, and a sacrifice.

  • Working dogs, handlers share special bond

    Oct 29, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" A military working dog team here is waiting to find out whether a canine warrior will be awarded the Combat Action Badge. Staff Sgt. Cully Parr, a dog handler with the 554th Military Police Company Military Working Dog Section, was deployed to Afghanistan with Rex, an 11-year-old Belgium Malinois shepherd, when they were attacked by insurgents.

  • Dynamic duo committed to veterans

    Oct 28, 2008

  • Livorno exercise tests quick response

    Oct 28, 2008

    LIVORNO, Italy Aca,!" U.S. Army Garrison Livorno tested its emergency response capabilities by conducting an annual force protection exercise Oct. 22.

  • Dogs, handlers share special bond

    Oct 27, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" A military working dog team from here is awaiting news to see if a canine warrior will be awarded the Combat Action Badge.

  • Bridging the Gap: Redeployment isn't always smooth for Army Families

    Oct 27, 2008

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Aca,!" All Eva Creel wanted for 12 months was for her husband to come home from Afghanistan to be by her side

  • Agreement to protect land near Fort Riley from encroachment

    Oct 24, 2008

    A small white tent, some tables and folding chairs were barely visible as they sat on the edge of an open field in a thick morning fog Oct. 18 just beyond Fort Riley's northeast boundary line. The temporary furnishings were set up for the signing of a historic land agreement that would protect the prairie land from commercial and residential development.

  • Installation Officials Celebrate AFAP's 25th Year

    Oct 24, 2008

    25th anniversary of the Army Family Action Plan celebrated - AFAP continues to make momentous strides made for Families Army wide.

  • Beware of holiday loan traps; learn tips from ACS

    Oct 24, 2008

    Fort Stewart ACS gives tips to Soldiers, Families on how to avoid financial hardships over the holidays.

  • Commentary: Keep Halloween safe

    Oct 24, 2008

    Times have changed but it still takes all our efforts to keep Halloween safe.

  • SECDEF visits home of Army Special Operations for first-time

    Oct 24, 2008

    Special Operations Soldiers at Fort Bragg, N.C., showed off their expertise for a special, first-time visitor to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Oct. 23. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates visited USASOC for the first time since taking his current post in December 2006. Gates, who has said Special Operations Forces are the connective tissue for the U.S. military in the War on Terror, had the opportunity to talk with Army SOF Soldiers during his visit.

  • NIMH to study factors that cause suicide

    Oct 23, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, and Thomas R. Insel, director, National Institute of Mental Health, signed a memorandum of agreement Oct. 23. Under the MOA, the NIMH will conduct a research study for the Army that will focus on the mental and behavioral health of Soldiers, with particular focus on the multiple determinants of suicidal behavior.

  • Former Army Secretary Harvey's portrait unveiled at Pentagon

    Oct 23, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren welcomed Former Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey back to the Pentagon Oct. 22 for the unveiling of HarveyAca,!a,,cs official portrait.

  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation recognizes Army

    Oct 16, 2008

    The Motorcycle Safety Foundation, an internationally recognized non-profit organization, recently awarded the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center for contributions toward motorcycle safety.

  • Reconstruction director receives Order de Fleury

    Oct 16, 2008

    Dean G. Popps, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisitions, Logistics and Technology, and director of Reconstruction and Program Management for Iraq Reconstruction and Stabilization, Department of the Army, receives the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal from Army Maj. Gen. Meredith W.B. Temple, deputy commanding general for Military and International Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Popps was cited Oct. 9 for overseeing the execution of the $13.5 billion Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund's more than 3,400 projects, the largest construction effort since the Marshall Plan following World War II.

  • Shingo Prize

    Oct 16, 2008

    Six Army Materiel Command programs earn the Shingo Prize.

  • Schoomaker portrait unveiled at Pentagon ceremony

    Oct 10, 2008

    An oil portrait of General (Retired) Peter J. Schoomaker was unveiled at the Pentagon today, to the delight of family, friends and top government officials. Schoomaker, former Chief of Staff of the Army, was honored with a special painting in the Hall of Heroes, a physical reminder of his achievements while serving in the Army. Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren were in attendance at the ceremony.

  • Seven Installation Management Command installations win Secretary of the Army "Quality of Life

    Oct 7, 2008

    Quality of Life Awards were presented to seven Installation Management Command installations during the "Strengthening Soldiers and Families Through Community Partnership" Family Forum Oct. 7 at the 2008 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • Chief, top spouse talk families at AUSA

    Oct 7, 2008

    The chief of staff of the Army and his wife focused on the Army Family Covenant at the first Family Forum during the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting Monday, saying that major strides have been made, but that the Army still has work to do.

  • Army Secretary announces 'Year of NCO' at AUSA meeting

    Oct 6, 2008

    During his keynote address at the opening of the 2008 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren announced that 2009 would be "the Year Of The Noncommissioned Officer."

  • Guard, Reserve Soldier named Army's best warriors

    Oct 6, 2008

    Two Soldiers, one from the Army Reserve and the other from the Army National Guard, were named the Army's best warriors during a lunch at the 2008 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition here.

  • Army unveils new Stability Operations manual

    Oct 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command today unveiled a new stability operations field manual, FM 3-07 at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington.

  • Army space Soldiers

    Oct 6, 2008

    Space Soldiers,Aca,!A? the men and women assigned to the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command, perform myriad, oftentimes little-known, missions using space as their springboards to support U.S. military commanders and civilian organizations both at home and abroad.

  • 2008 Army 10-Miler champs

    Oct 6, 2008

    The Army 10-Miler men's team from Fort Bliss, Texas, holds their trophy aloft after accepting the first place award for the men's category from Maj. Gen. Richard Rowe Sunday in Arlington, Va. The Fort Bliss Women's Team took third place in the women's category.

  • Army astronauts

    Oct 6, 2008

    Just as the Army has its Aca,!A"navy,Aca,!A? Aca,!" something that sounds like a misnomer but isnAca,!a,,ct Aca,!" it has its space, not a prescribed area of land but limitless avenues in the universe that have yet to be charted.

  • Army unveils new Stability Operations manual

    Oct 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command today unveiled a new stability operations field manual, FM 3-07 at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington.

  • 2008 U.S. Army Combatives Championship

    Sep 23, 2008

    An Army-wide combatives tournament is set to kick off Oct. 3-5 at Fort Benning, Ga. For more information, please visit the U.S. Army Infantry Homepage.

  • CFC kicks off campaign across Army

    Sep 22, 2008

    The Combined Federal Campaign, which kicked off Sept. 1 and runs through Dec. 15, is the worldAca,!a,,cs largest annual workplace charity drive. CFC raises millions of dollars each year to assist more than 4,000 charities through donations from federal employees and servicemembers that support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.

  • Six AMC programs receive Shingo Public Sector Award

    Sep 22, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing has recognized six U.S. Army Materiel Command programs with the 2008 Shingo Prize Public Sector Award for achievement in implementing Lean systems in support of the manufacturing, repair, overhaul and maintenance of warfighter equipment.

  • Army Chief gets glimpse of vehicle reset work at Anniston (slideshow)

    Sep 22, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Anniston Army Depot Sept. 18, 2008.

  • 82nd Airborne engineers re-enact famous WWII river crossing

    Sep 22, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Running two miles with a boat overhead, then frantically paddling across a lake might seem like an exhausting feat, but for the engineers of the 82nd Airborne Division, it's just a fun way to pay tribute to the past.

  • Vital acquisition training treks to Southwest Asia

    Sep 22, 2008

    Here today, for the first time in Southwest Asia, Eighteen Soldiers, Army Civilians and contractors completed the classroom portion of the Intermediate Systems Acquisition Course Ac"a,! known in the field as Acquisition 201B Ac"a,! one of the most difficult to obtain requirements for professional certification in the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics field.

  • Icon of Photography: Yu spends 50 years documenting Soldiers

    Sep 22, 2008

    The 71-year-old photographer, Yu, Hu Son, has followed 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers throughout the Korean peninsula for more than 50 years.

  • 1st BSTB learns NBC during Spartan Stakes

    Sep 22, 2008

    Chemical and biological attacks are a threat to a Soldier's life. To help mitigate this threat, Soldiers from 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion conducted training on Nuclear Biological and Chemical tasks Aug. 12-22 at Camp Hovey.

  • Former pro athletes share insights with Soldiers

    Sep 19, 2008

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

  • Medics receive battlemind training to help fellow Soldiers

    Sep 19, 2008

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

  • Augusta civilians in Army boots

    Sep 19, 2008

    Citizen leaders go through tough Army training introduction.

  • Army preps families for emergencies

    Sep 19, 2008

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

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

    Sep 19, 2008

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

  • Marshall Center librarian wins national honors

    Sep 18, 2008

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

  • Odierno assumes command of coalition forces in Iraq

    Sep 16, 2008

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

  • Gen. Petraeus ceremony

    Sep 15, 2008

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

  • Sky Soldiers kick off Warrior Adventure Quest in Europe

    Sep 15, 2008

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

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

    Sep 15, 2008

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

  • Consequence Management Response Force to join Army Northern Command

    Sep 15, 2008

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

  • SMDC Provides Direct Support to War Fight

    Sep 12, 2008

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

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

    Sep 12, 2008

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

  • 21st TSC returns from Georgian humanitarian mission

    Sep 12, 2008

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

  • 106th Signal Brigade activated at Fort Sam Houston

    Sep 11, 2008

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

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

    Sep 8, 2008

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

  • Reserve NCO Retires After 42-Plus Years

    Sep 5, 2008

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

  • Golden Knights' selection underway

    Sep 5, 2008

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

  • National Guard teams with local citizens to stem breached levee

    Sep 5, 2008

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

  • Combat Medic Receives Bronze Star with Valor

    Sep 5, 2008

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

  • Program Offers Customers New Ways To Submit Feedback

    Sep 4, 2008

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

  • Ready Army Launches at Fort Sam

    Sep 4, 2008

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

  • Army Family Action Plan

    Sep 4, 2008

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

  • H3 Workshop

    Sep 3, 2008

    The Army is healing, helping and hiring its Heroes.

  • Speaker shares survival story

    Sep 2, 2008

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

  • Foundation announces Army scholarship awards

    Aug 29, 2008

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

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

    Aug 27, 2008

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

  • CSA: More dwell time will allow conventional ops training

    Aug 27, 2008

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

  • A Letter to Veterans

    Aug 27, 2008

    To Those Who Have Served: A Letter to the Veterans

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

    Aug 27, 2008

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

  • 2nd CAB pledges neighborly flights

    Aug 27, 2008

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