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  • On the job at Tobyhanna

    Mar 18, 2008

    Officer Ethan Hammon qualifies with his assigned weapon, an M9 9mm pistol

  • On the job at Tobyhanna

    Mar 18, 2008

    Sgt. Jason Orenich, [Duryea resident] responds to a radio call. Orenich, a day-shift desk sergeant, is responsible for receiving queries, monitoring alarms and dispatching patrols.

  • Team Tobyhanna Resets 8 ESVs in field; Georgia-based Army Unit meets deployment schedule

    Mar 17, 2008

    The first field Reset of eight AN/ASM-189 electronics vans completed by Team Tobyhanna ensured a Georgia-based Army unit was able to deploy to Iraq.

  • Army Sets Way Ahead for Correspondence Course Testing

    Mar 17, 2008

    The commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. William S. Wallace, directed on Dec. 16 that the command, which oversees Soldier training and standards, determine the depth of the problem associated with the Army Correspondence Course ProgramAca,!a,,cs on-line testing and take action on those issues that TRADOC controls.

  • Keeping Precious Cargo Safe

    Mar 17, 2008

    The Soldier of Headquarters Support Company, Task Force Dragon, Fort Bragg, N.C., provide convoy security for select servicemember and civilian passengers traveling through Baghdad.

  • Mental Health Report

    Mar 17, 2008

    The Army's fifth annual Mental Health Report is released.

  • MILCON: Fort Riley Getting Makeover

    Mar 14, 2008

    Call it an extreme military makeover. ThatAca,!a,,cs essentially what Fort Riley, Kan., has been undergoing since 2003, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began overseeing an ever-increasing number of upgrades to the installation, home to 35,069 Soldiers and civilians.

  • Army Stands Up Contracting Command

    Mar 14, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command Thursday activated the Army Contracting Command (Provisional) which will oversee more than $85 billion in contracts annually and focus on maintaining and improving the ArmyAca,!a,,cs ability to respond globally in support of warfightersAca,!a,,c needs.

  • Rapid Equipping Force Partners With D.C. High School

    Mar 14, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Army News Service, March 14, 2008) -- The ArmyAca,!a,,cs Rapid Equipping Force has renewed its partnership with Washington, D.C.Aca,!a,,cs, Ballou Senior High School to support a team of students as they gear up to participate in the annual FIRST Regional Robotics Competition.

  • Army Family Covenant Saves Schweinfurt Families Thousands

    Mar 14, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" When measuring an impact of the Army Family Covenant here, one big number jumps out: $25,548.

  • Contracting Command Stands up at Belvoir

    Mar 13, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command under Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin (left) stands up the Army Contracting Command (provisional) March 13 at Fort Belvoir, Va., under the leadership of ACC Executive Director Jeffrey P. Parsons (center) as AMC Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey J. Mellinger looks on. The new command will provide global contracting capability in support of warfighter needs across the full spectrum of military operations.

  • Enlisted Aides Support Mission Behind Scenes

    Mar 13, 2008

    If the general looks sharp in his uniform, they'll beam with pride. If the admiral's official quarters are clean and orderly, they'll gladly take credit. And if the ambassador to Japan is floored by the hors d'oeuvres, the hospitality knockout is all theirs.

  • Northern Iowa Community Leaders Meet with Senior Army Leadership

    Mar 13, 2008

    More than a dozen leaders from two northern Iowa communities met with senior Army leadership Wednesday at the Pentagon to learn more about the ArmyAca,!a,,cs mission and the challenges it faces.

  • Drill sergeants training right on the mark

    Mar 13, 2008

    Aca,!A"We are teaching them to master the four fundamentals of rifle marksmanship and the tactical methodology behind them so that they can incorporate it into their training of Soldiers,Aca,!A? Keeney said. Aca,!A"Then we expand on the four major fundamentals.Aca,!A?

  • AMC CG visits Redstone Arsenal

    Mar 12, 2008

  • HQAMC-Forward hires first active duty, civilian employees at Redstone

    Mar 12, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - As the U.S. Army Materiel Command prepares for its permanent transition to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Headquarters Army Materiel Command Aca,!" Forward is expanding the AMC family with the hiring of the first civilian and active duty employees at Redstone.

  • Army logisticians encouraged to attend annual training workshop

    Mar 12, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Logistics Support Activity will host its annual worldwide logistics training workshop April 21-25 at the Sparkman Center here. This yearAca,!a,,cs workshop will provide presentations, hands-on training, workshops and exhibits on LOGSA products and services.

  • Chairman of Joint Chiefs Visits Warhorse Soldiers

    Mar 12, 2008

    Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Soldiers Mar. 10 at Fort Carson.

  • Schweinfurt Youth Sports Receives $20K in Grants

    Mar 12, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" The U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt Child and Youth Sports programs recently received more than $20,000 in grants from the Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA).

  • EUCOM Quality of Life Conference underway

    Mar 12, 2008

    Garmisch, Germany (Mar. 12, 2008) Aca,!" The European Command's Quality of Life Conference entered its first full day of activities Monday as delegates, subject matter experts and facilitators began 14 hours of brainstorming and developing issues during the next three days. The meetings are held annually to allow service members and their families a chance to bring issues to senior leaders. "This year's theme, 'Share and Advance' denotes the key role each of you will play in sharing your extensive experience to ultimately advance the quality of life for service members, civilians and their families within the European theater," said Navy Cmdr. Stacy Henderson, U.S. European Command and Quality of Life mistress of ceremonies, as she addressed the group during the welcome session.

  • MILCON: Fort Benning Expanding

    Mar 11, 2008

    The planning for the expansion at Fort Benning, Ga., began in 2001. Since then more than $1 billion in construction to support Soldiers and their families have either been completed or under construction by 2011.

  • JLTV one step closer to entering technology development

    Mar 11, 2008

    The U.S. Army and Marine Corps co-hosted a three-day preproposal conference at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 19-21, to inform industry of the U.S. governmentAca,!a,,cs acquisition strategy for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Program.

  • Gen. Daniel McNeill Interview

    Mar 11, 2008

    SRTV's Gail McCabe sits down to speak with Gen. Daniel McNeill, Commander, NATO ISAF.

  • Long Knife Artillery Battalion prepares Soldiers, Families for deployment: 5-82 Field Artillery Regi

    Mar 11, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The Long Knife BrigadeAca,!a,,cs field artillery battalion held a pre-deployment briefing for both Soldiers and their Family Members at an offsite training area in Austin late February.

  • AMC to activate new Army Contracting Command (provisional)

    Mar 11, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Materiel Command will activate the U.S. Army Contracting Command as a provisional major subordinate command in a ceremony here March 13 at 1 p.m.

  • Cobras become Long Knives: 4th BCT, 4th inf. Div. re-flags to join 1st Cav. Division

    Mar 11, 2008

    FORT HOOD Aca,!" The 1st Cavalry Division bid farewell to one brigade combat team and welcomed another in one week.

  • From C-rations to MREs...NSRDEC improves Soldier rations

    Mar 11, 2008

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate showcased its latest in meal technology March 5 at the Pentagon to the Secretary of the Army and guests.

  • 1st Cav Cdr: Soldiers Key Ingredient in Deployment's Success

    Mar 11, 2008

    The commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division spotlighted the effects on violence the First-Team led troop surge had on violence in Iraq throughout the divisionAca,!a,,cs recent deployment during an Association of the United States Army chapter meeting here March 5.

  • Vicenza Hosts Family Assistance Workshop

    Mar 11, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy Aca,!" The Vicenza Military Community hosted the first Europe-based Joint Services Family Assistance workshop for service providers recently. The workshop featured an Office of the Secretary of Defense team of subject-matter experts from areas such as relocation assistance, children and youth initiatives and counseling.

  • White Sands Testing New Weapons to Counter IEDs

    Mar 10, 2008

    Science fiction is becoming reality at the Joint Directed Energy Test Site at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The site, currently undergoing an expansion, is being used to test and evaluate new directed-energy weapons designed to detect and destroy Improvised Explosive Devices.

  • CAC Commander visits Times Square recruiting station

    Mar 10, 2008

    The commanding general of the Combined Arms Center, Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, visited the Times Square military recruiting station this morning to talk to recruiters and survey the repairs made after an explosion damaged the station last Thursday.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Mellinger Interview

    Mar 10, 2008

    The Army Materiel Command highlights its first interview with Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger.

  • Times Square Recruiting

    Mar 10, 2008

    It's back to business as usual for the Times Square New York City Military Recruiting Center after a bomb exploded there Thursday.

  • Brigade joins 1st Cav. Div.

    Mar 10, 2008

    4th Infantry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team reflagged as 1st Cavalry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team during a ceremony held on March 7th.

  • Coming soon to Schweinfurt: Warrior Adventure Quest

    Mar 10, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" The U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt is one of 14 garrisons in the Army and the only one in Installation Management Command-Europe selected to receive funding for the Warrior Adventure Quest.

  • Army, State Department Partner on Stability Operations

    Mar 7, 2008

    When it comes to conducting stability operations, a new core mission for Soldiers, the Army wonAca,!a,,ct be going it alone.

  • March 7, 2008 - Letter to Army Recruiters

    Mar 7, 2008

    Letter from Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey Jr. to Army Recruiters, regarding the recent attack on a recruitment station in Times Square, NYC.

  • Army Releases Fifth Mental Health Study

    Mar 7, 2008

    A team of Army behavioral healthcare providers shared findings of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs fifth Mental Health Advisory Team, known as MHAT-5, with news media Thursday at the Pentagon.

  • Letterkenny, Wilson College form education partnership

    Mar 7, 2008

    A symbolic signing ceremony was held Feb. 25 on the campus of Wilson College to establish an education/training partnership between Letterkenny Army Depot, Pa., and Wilson College.

  • Healing is Job One for Wounded Troops

    Mar 7, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" Injured Wiesbaden warriors received firsthand assurances by the Army leader responsible for warrior care and transition that nothing has higher priority than their recovery.

  • Strykers Visit Korea

    Mar 7, 2008

    From the moment the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Inf. Div. rolled onto "Rod Range" it was not difficult to see why they Strike First and Strike Hard.Aca,!A?

  • 'Manchu' Soldiers learn Stryker tactics

    Mar 7, 2008

    Soldiers of Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, had the opportunity to show off their Strykers to the 2-9 Aca,!A"ManchusAca,!A?. Co. C/1-24 stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, visited Korea in support of Key Resolve. During their training, they conducted joint SergeantsAca,!a,,c time Training with the 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Feb. 21 at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex.

  • Infantry-'Man's' best friend: C-21

    Mar 6, 2008

    Spc. Christopher Stanfield, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, shares his account and experience working in a Stryker unit as well as the dominance of the Stryker in a combat zone.

  • BSBAca,!a,,cs rodeo proves mission effective for drivers

    Mar 6, 2008

    Under combat conditions, rough roads, urgent maneuvers and other circumstances can take place. The ability to keep Soldiers moving in and out of a combat environment is the key to the success of the mission.

  • Better support for USFK Soldiers: AMC weighs in

    Mar 6, 2008

    Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited the 2nd Infantry Division Feb. 22 as part of an overall visit to the United States Forces Korea Feb. 21-23.

  • LOGSA Workers Gather to Remember Past

    Mar 6, 2008

    Cynthia McCollum of the Logistics Support Activity is making history herself. So, it was only fitting that she delivered the keynote address at LOGSAAca,!a,,cs African-American History Month Luncheon.

  • New Combat Chow Options Previewed at Pentagon

    Mar 6, 2008

    Retired Soldiers, modern day warfighters, television news reporters and Department of Defense civilians lined up March 5 to get a little taste of life in the combat zone.

  • Sun Sets on Long Knife Brigade, Rises on Highlanders

    Mar 6, 2008

    Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division made history Tuesday as they reflagged to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division during a noon ceremony at Noel Field here.

  • Senior leaders seek stronger bonds at home

    Mar 6, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Senior leaders from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered with their spouses for a weekend to learn some techniques to keep their relationships strong.

  • Ansbach's Hearts Apart Helps Fill Separation Gaps

    Mar 6, 2008

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" Separation is a fact of life for military families, and U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Army Community Service wants to help people get through it.

  • MNC-I welcomes Royal Tongan Marines' third contingent to Iraq

    Mar 6, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" The third contingent of Royal Tongan Marines to deploy to Iraq took security control of the 46,000 square-foot Al-Faw Palace here during a transfer of authority ceremony Feb. 28.

  • Living Successfully: Making the Most of Long Separations

    Mar 6, 2008

    Friends, yoga, a family support group, online courses, England and a toddler lifted a new Army wife out of her funk when her husband went to war.

  • IMCOM-Europe Youth Benefiting from Covenant

    Mar 6, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Last October, the Army Family Covenant was announced as garrison-level signings were held worldwide. The $1.4 billion service-wide program promised to improve the lives of military Families, especially those impacted the most by a high operations tempo that isnAca,!a,,ct slowing down any time soon.

  • Bagram Airfield Hosts International Women's Day

    Mar 5, 2008

    WomenAca,!a,,cs history month kicked off with a celebration of International WomenAca,!a,,cs Day here March 3. International WomenAca,!a,,cs Day is an official holiday held every March 8 in 23 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia to commemorate the economic, political and social struggles and achievements of women worldwide.

  • Cobras give gift of life to deployed Soldiers

    Mar 5, 2008

    Soldiers lined up inside the 704th Brigade Support Battalion's motor pool Feb. 7 to donate blood and help fellow battle buddies currently deployed to Iraq.

  • Soldiers Can Fast Track Careers with Education Programs

    Mar 5, 2008

    Soldiers who may be stuck in their careers because of busy schedules or limited educations can turn to the Basic Skills Education Program to help them boost their test skills and get promoted.

  • Mainz-Kastel NCO Earns DoD Honors

    Mar 5, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" Talk about leaving the service on a high note. Before Sgt. 1st Class Albert W. Sutton retires from the Army next month, he has to swing by the Pentagon to pick up his Department of Defense Senior Enlisted Service Member of the Year award.

  • PEO Soldier: Modernization at Good Value

    Mar 4, 2008

    The Army is now modernizing what Soldiers wear, carry and fight with at a rate faster than at any time in history.

  • Soldiers Injured as Severe Weather Strikes Camp Shelby

    Mar 4, 2008

    Fourteen Soldiers with the Arkansas National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team were injured last night as a result of severe weather passing through Camp Shelby.

  • Soldier, Cadet Qualify for Olympic Airgun Team

    Mar 4, 2008

    The five-person 2008 U.S. Olympic Airgun Team was chosen March 3 at the Olympic Training Center with a West Point cadet and a Soldier from Fort Benning, Ga., making the cut.

  • Editorial: Covenant Delivering on Promises

    Mar 4, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Spurred by increased funding received under the Army Family Covenant, your installation Army Community Service will now be fully staffed for the first time in recent memory, and better prepared than ever to serve the needs of commanders, Soldiers and Families. But ACS needs you to cast a vote Aca,!A| with your feet.

  • 4th Inf. Div.'s 'Cobras' to become 1st Cav. Div.'s 'Long Knives'

    Mar 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Fort Hood will soon say farewell to one set of colors while welcoming another.

  • Infantry Company Hosts 'GI Jane Day'

    Mar 3, 2008

    Alpha Company, 1-6th Infantry had a rash of officer and NCO impersonators, replete with gross uniform violations, in their training area Feb. 28. It was all for a good cause, though, and the military police did not have to be summoned to make arrests.

  • CMA completes disposal mission milestone

    Mar 3, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency has reached another major milestone with the destruction of another munition type at one of its sites.

  • Gen. Wallace, TRADOC at AUSA Winter Symposium

    Mar 3, 2008

    In his presentation to the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Gen. William S. Wallace, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, put to rest some myths about the quality of Soldiers in todayAca,!a,,cs Army, introduced the new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, and spoke of the importance of land power.

  • Being Productive Helps Warriors in Transition

    Mar 3, 2008

    BAMBERG, Germany Aca,!" The Bamberg Warrior Transition Unit is looking beyond the physical injury in addressing the mind, spirit and heart of each injured Soldier by incorporating part-time work into their daily routines.

  • Lt. Gen. Caldwell FM 3-0 Update

    Mar 3, 2008

    Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, the Combined Arms Center Commanding General, talks about FM 3.0.

  • Gen. Casey Big Change

    Mar 3, 2008

    Gen. George Casey Jr., Army Chief of Staff speaks on the updated FM 3-0 and its effect on the Army operations. Staff Sgt. Raymond Flores reports.

  • Soldiers Get 'Xtreme' Start to Army Career

    Mar 3, 2008

    Twenty future Soldiers entered the fighting cage at the Xtreme Fighting Championship Mixed Martial Arts Salute to Our Armed Forces Sunday, and raised their hands to support a different kind of fight.

  • Deseret Lean Six Sigma project saves Army $237K

    Feb 29, 2008

    DESERET CHEMICAL DEPOT, STOCKTON, Utah - Among the distinguished group of Lean Six Sigma green belt recipients during Feb. 26 ceremony was a worker whose recent project is already making a significant contribution toward solving an adjacent installation's storage woes.

  • Cultural resource second to none

    Feb 29, 2008

    In 1995 Danny Dunn, along with Carolene Wu, was given the cultural resource mission for Redstone Arsenal. They literally had to build a program from scratch for a 38,000 acre installation which has more than 900 archaeological sites. With the help of others in the Environmental Office and the Garrison leadership, they did just that. The result was a program that Redstone Arsenal and the Army promote as a model for other installations to follow.

  • 411th CSB activates in Korea

    Feb 29, 2008

    The 411th Contracting Support Brigade was activated during a ceremony Feb. 6 in the Naija Ballroom of the Dragon Hill Lodge at U.S. Army Garrison Aca,!" Yongsan, in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

  • Wounded Warriors, Families Get Priority Assistance

    Feb 29, 2008

    Pfc. Chandra Bracy, Warrior Transition Unit Soldier, wonAca,!a,,ct have to figure out a way to reach the distant legal assistance office from her quarters anymore. With the official opening of the Soldier and Family Assistance Center Feb. 29, Bracy will have access to legal services only a block away.

  • Mission to Heal in Focus for Photographer

    Feb 29, 2008

    On the path to healing, Spc. Andrew Heward has found comfort in a lifelong passion for photography. Heward is one of nearly 50 Warriors in Transition assigned to Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs WT unit while recovering from injuries. With their mission focused on healing, the Soldiers also make use of their time engaged in tasks supporting organizations throughout post.

  • Soldier, Family Assistance Center Director Dedicated to Mission of Helping Others

    Feb 29, 2008

    Kimberly Evans knows all about taking care of people. In fact, she says helping people is all she knows how to do. For those who have ever sought her help, or those she works around, it wasnAca,!a,,ct a surprise when she was named Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs Soldier and Family Assistance Center director. The newly-created SFAC works in conjunction with the Warrior Transition Unit on post to assist wounded Soldiers. The following is a conversation with Evans about her take on helping others and her job.

  • Army to Revolutionize Healthcare with Whole-Person Concept

    Feb 29, 2008

    A change in healthcare begins March 1 across the Army, the Department of Defense and the nation, said the executive officer for the assistant surgeon general for warrior care and transition.

  • Griffin, Via tour operations at Deseret Chemical Depot

    Feb 29, 2008

    Griffin, Via visit tour operations at Deseret Chemical Depot

  • Chief of Staff FM 3-0 Interview

    Feb 29, 2008

    This episode of Army Today Xtra features Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey Jr. being interviewed by SRTV's Staff Sgt. Raymond Flores, about the new FM 3-0 and what it means for the Army.

  • Guard Team Responds to Toxic Ricin in Vegas

    Feb 29, 2008

    A National Guard Civil Support Team was on scene within an hour Thursday evening after Las Vegas authorities sought help with a suspicious substance that later turned out to be deadly ricin.

  • Army Forms Contracting Command, Campaign Plan

    Feb 29, 2008

    The acting undersecretary of the Army told Pentagon reporters today that the Army has begun steps to establish both an Army Contracting Command and an Army Contracting Campaign Plan to help improve Army contracting.

  • Diversity Task Force / Soldiers Magazine

    Feb 29, 2008

    Commander of New Diversity Task Force speaks at Pentagon; March Edition of Soldiers Magazine.

  • WRAMC Warrior Clinic Opens

    Feb 29, 2008

    The new Warrior Clinic at Walter Reed Army Medical is the Army's facility dedicated to providing outpatient care for Warriors in Transition. Col. Paul Little reports.

  • Help in Healing: Warrior Transition Unit Activates on Fort Lee

    Feb 29, 2008

    While the call to aide Warriors in Transition was answered on Fort Lee months prior, the activation ceremony on Feb. 27 officially recognized the staff and members of the WTU. Col. Donna Diamond, Kenner Army Health Clinic commander, and Capt. David Payne, WTU commander, uncased the colors that will be displayed at the new WTU headquarters location at Larkin Hall. The mission of the Kenner WTU is to provide command and control, primary care and case management, and to establish conditions for wounded Soldiers as they heal and to promote the timely return to the force or in transitioning to Civilian life.

  • Wallace presents state of TRADOC at AUSA Winter Symposium

    Feb 29, 2008

    In his presentation to the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Gen. William S. Wallace, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, put to rest some myths about the quality of Soldiers in todayAca,!a,,cs Army, introduced the new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, and spoke of the importance of land power.

  • Renovated Bamberg Multiplex Opens in March

    Feb 29, 2008

    BAMBERG, Germany Aca,!" The renovated U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg JFK Gym is scheduled to open in March under a new name, the JFK Multiplex. The new multi-purpose program facility will transform the sports, fitness and recreation experience here for children and youth of all ages.

  • First Sergeant Course begins new era of instruction

    Feb 28, 2008

    The Army's First Sergeant Course has undergone a major change in the way the curriculum is taught. The content is more student driven and is based on lessons learned from today's battlefield. The course has also been shortened from a 21 day training schedule to a 12 day training schdule with extended class hours.

  • Alaska Guard's Partnership with Mongolia Flourishes

    Feb 28, 2008

    Sprawling territory, extreme cold and rich natural resources are among shared conditions that have created a perfect marriage for Alaska and Mongolia in the National GuardAca,!a,,cs State Partnership Program.

  • AMC employee among first awarded SecDef Global War on Terrorism Medal

    Feb 28, 2008

    Fifteen Department of Defense civilians became the first recipients of the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism during a Pentagon ceremony Feb. 26.

  • Vice President Cheney Visits 1st Cav / March Edition of Soldiers Magazine

    Feb 28, 2008

    Vice President Cheney visits 1st CAV troops that just returned from Iraq; March edition of Soldiers Magazine is out.

  • Gen. Casey FM 3-0 Changes

    Feb 28, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen George Casey, Jr., discusses the three main contributions of the updated "Operations" manual FM 3-0 in an interview with Staff Sgt. Raymond Flores.

  • First 'Active First' Soldier Graduates

    Feb 28, 2008

    Pvt. Raymond Loree has become the first Army National Guard Soldier to graduate directly into the active ArmyAca,!a,,cs ranks through a new program called Active First.

  • Landstuhl Visit Calms Fear of Unknown

    Feb 28, 2008

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Aca,!" Many military spouses consider the Aca,!A"what-ifAca,!A? situation and accompanying unknown variables as the most unsettling parts of having their Soldiers deploy downrange.

  • Revolutionary change coming to Army operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    Aca,!A"This change in operational doctrine is designed to ensure that our Soldiers have the very best tools, training and leadership they need to succeed.Aca,!A? Those are the words of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the commanding general of the United States Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when describing the latest edition of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs operations manual, FM 3-0. At the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this morning, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. William S. Wallace unveiled the new FM 3-0, the 15th edition manual Aca,!" the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since 9/11 and the first update to the operations manual since June 14, 2001.

  • Fort Lee's AFAP Delegates Present Top Army Life Issues

    Feb 27, 2008

    The Fort Lee Army Family Action Plan, a program to help improve Army life, held its annual conference Feb. 20 - 22 at the Memorial Chapel. Volunteers from all ranks and grades, military and Civilian, assembled as conference delegates to address pressing issues from housing, medical, consumer services, Family support and youth. Recommendations were presented to Maj. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, and other leaders during an outbrief at Larkin Hall.

  • 33rd Annual Culinary Arts Competition First to Feature Chefs From All Services

    Feb 27, 2008

    The U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition, in its 33rd iteration, will feature 200 contestants from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps and Coast Guard and for the first time, the Navy and Air Force in an event designed to showcase and improve military food service skills. The competition is scheduled March 1-14 at the Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence on Fort Lee, Va.

  • Army Unveils New Field Manual for Operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, brings the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

  • TRADOC In-Depth: Lt. Gen. Caldwell Pt. 2

    Feb 27, 2008

    This episode of TRADOC In-Depth features Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, commanding general, Combined Arms Center. Lt. Gen. Caldwell speaks about the FM 3-0 update and what to expect. John Harlow reports for TRADOC. Part 2 of 2.

  • TRADOC In-Depth: Lt. Gen. Caldwell Pt. 1

    Feb 27, 2008

    This episode of TRADOC In-Depth features Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, Commanding General, Combined Arms Center. Lt. Gen. Caldwell speaks about the FM 3-0 update, and what to expect. John Harlow reports for TRADOC. Part 1 of 2.

  • Vice President Welcomes 1st Cavalry Division Home

    Feb 27, 2008

    Vice President Richard B. Cheney visited Fort Hood Feb. 26 to welcome home a roaring crowd of about 9,000 troopers from the 1st Cavalry Division and he credited the recent progress in Iraq to hard work by the Soldiers.

  • Senior Army Leaders on Capitol Hill

    Feb 27, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., were on Capitol Hill to testify on the 2009 budget.

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